He worked in the Reference Library of the Glasgow Herald newspaper, and was there when he died suddenly. His fiction works include Catchworld, for which he was best known, and which jointly won the Sunday Times/Gollancz prize for best SF Novel. He was a member of spaceflight groups including the British Interplanetary Society and he published articles and non-fiction books related to the subject. He was a regular attendee of fan meetings and was Guest of Honour at the science fiction convention "Invention" in 1983 in Glasgow. He co-founded the publishing company Dog and Bone Press in 1990 with his wife, Angela, and Alasdair Gray.
The 2009 Indoor Cricket World Cup was the ninth edition of the tournament and took place between 11 and 17 October 2009 in Brisbane, Australia. The event is notable as the first international indoor cricket event to take place there since the merger of Indoor Cricket Australia and Cricket Australia.Australian Cricket hall of fame member and former test cricketer Ian Healy served as ambassador for the event.The 2009 Junior World Series of Indoor Cricket took place alongside this event.Christopher John Boyce
Christopher John Boyce (born February 16, 1953) is a former American defense industry employee who was convicted for selling United States spy satellite secrets to the Soviet Union in the 1970s.Denise Donlon
Denise Anne Donlon, (born 22 February 1956) is a Canadian business executive, television producer, host, and member of the Order of Canada.
Born in Toronto, Ontario, she joined MuchMusic in 1985 as a host and producer of The NewMusic. In 1992, she became the director of music programming, and was named vice-president and general manager in 1997 where she was responsible for programming direction and successfully launched MuchMoreMusic in 1998.
From 2000 to 2004, she was the president of Sony Music Canada where she led the company and a team of over 300 employees.On 17 September 2008, Donlon was named executive director of CBC Radio's English-language services. She left the CBC in August 2011 and was succeeded by her 2nd in command, Chris Boyce. From September 2013 to April 2014, Donlon hosted the TV program TheZoomer which she co-hosted with Conrad Black. The program continues to air on Vision TV Network.In November 2016, Donlon published an autobiography Fearless as Possible (Under the Circumstances) (ISBN 978-1487000028).Duncan Lunan
Duncan Alasdair Lunan, born October 1945, is a Scottish author with emphasis on astronomy, spaceflight and science fiction, undertaking a wide range of writing and speaking on those and other topics as a researcher, tutor, critic, editor, lecturer and broadcaster. He is known for his science writings as well as for his work on the Sighthill stone circle.His 1970s report of a possible space probe orbiting around the Moon sent by the inhabitants of a planet orbiting Epsilon Boötis brought him to international notice.Glasgow Science Fiction Writers' Circle
The Glasgow Science Fiction Writers’ Circle (GSFWC, aka "The Circle") is a group of amateur, semi-professional, and professional fiction authors that has met regularly in Glasgow, Scotland since 1987.The purpose of the Circle is to provide a supportive, non-confrontational setting in which an individual's work can be reviewed, critiqued, and discussed. The group's underlying emphasis on quality and professionalism has, in recent years, contributed to the commercial publication of novels and/or short story collections by members including Michael Cobley, Hal Duncan, Gary Gibson, and Neil Williamson. Members have also had work published in magazines including Analog, Asimov's Science Fiction, Interzone, and The Third Alternative, and short story anthologies Nova Scotia: New Scottish Speculative Fiction, Other Edens II, Shipbuilding, and Year's Best Fantasy and Horror.Green Wing
Green Wing is an award-winning British sitcom set in the fictional East Hampton Hospital. It was created by the same team behind the sketch show Smack the Pony – Channel 4 commissioner Caroline Leddy and producer Victoria Pile – and stars Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan and Julian Rhind-Tutt.
Although set in a hospital, it uses no medical storylines; the action is produced by a series of soap opera-style twists and turns in the personal lives of the characters. They proceed through a series of often absurd sketch-like scenes, or by sequences where the film is slowed down or sped up, often emphasising the body language of the characters. The show had eight writers. Two series were made by the Talkback Thames production company for Channel 4.
The series ran between 3 September 2004 and 19 May 2006. One episode, filmed with the second series, was shown as a 90-minute-long special on 4 January 2007 in the UK, but was shown earlier in Australia and Belgium on 29 December 2006.Separate from the series, a sketch was made for Comic Relief and screened on 11 March 2005. Another was performed live at The Secret Policeman's Ball on 14 October 2006.Jian Ghomeshi
Jian Ghomeshi is a Canadian musician, writer, and former CBC Radio broadcaster. From 1990 to 2000, he was a vocalist and drummer in the Thornhill-based folk-pop band Moxy Früvous. In the 2000s, he became a television and radio broadcaster. He has hosted, among others, the CBC Newsworld TV show >play (2002–2005), the CBC Radio One radio show The National Playlist (2005–2006), and the CBC Radio One show Q, which he co-created and hosted from 2007 to 2014, until fired by the CBC. Q, which features interviews with prominent cultural and entertainment figures, became the highest rated show in its timeslot in CBC history.In 2014 and 2015, Ghomeshi was the subject of allegations of sexual harassment or assault and was later arrested. In late 2015, Ghomeshi pleaded not guilty to the charges and his trial began in early 2016. He was acquitted of five of the charges on March 24, 2016. On May 11, 2016, the Crown withdrew the last remaining charge after Ghomeshi signed a peace bond and apologized to his accuser. In April 2017, Ghomeshi launched a new online venture, "The Ideation Project".List of Scottish science fiction writers
This is an alphabetical list of science fiction writers connected to Scotland by birth, death or long-term residence.Mouth to Mouth (The Blackeyed Susans album)
Mouth to Mouth is the third studio album by The Blackeyed Susans, released in July, 1995.Penthouse Paupers
Penthouse Paupers were an Australian rock band from Melbourne that was active in the 1980s.
They released one album, Penthouse Paupers, in 1987 on the Grown Up Wrong label. It reached #9 in the Indie charts. The following year they released a single Same Place Twice that reached #11 on the Indie charts.The group name may have been inspired by Penthouse Pauper, a 1969 track by Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Contemporaries in the Melbourne music scene included the Huxton Creepers, Painters and Dockers, the Cracked Jaffers and the Puritans. They performed close to 200 gigs over five years, including headlining at Melbourne venues such as the Punters Club, the Prince of Wales, the Palace, the Esplanade Hotel and the Club. The Paupers also shared the bill with The Troggs, Hunters and Collectors, Screaming Tribesmen, and TISM.Ian Collard went on to play with blues-rock bands Backsliders and Three Kings.The Charge of the Light Brigade (poem)
"The Charge of the Light Brigade" is an 1854 narrative poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson about the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War. He wrote it on 2 December 1854, and it was published on 9 December 1854 in The Examiner. He was the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom at the time.The Citadel Bulldogs baseball, 2000–09
The Citadel Bulldogs baseball teams represented The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, United States in the sport of college baseball in the NCAA Division I Southern Conference. The program was established in 1899, and has continuously fielded a team since 1947. Their primary rivals are College of Charleston, Furman and VMI.The Citadel Bulldogs baseball, 2010–19
The Citadel Bulldogs baseball represents The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in college baseball at the NCAA Division I level. The program was established in 1899, and has continuously fielded a team since 1947. Their primary rivals are College of Charleston, Furman and VMI.Trial of Jian Ghomeshi
In late 2014, Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi was arrested and charged with four counts of sexual assault, and one count of overcoming resistance by choking, in relation to three complainants. He was charged with three additional counts related to three more women on January 8, 2015. On October 1, 2015, Ghomeshi pleaded not guilty to one count of choking and four counts of sexual assault. The trial began on February 1, 2016. He was acquitted of all five charges on March 24, 2016.