Introduction to Lily & Sapphire

1. Ruth Shorts of lily & sapphire

Ruth Shorts was pioneer Captain Thomas Shorts' first boat on Okanagan Lake in British Columbia, Canada and starting with her, Shorts was the first boater on the lake, beginning a long history of ships and steam transportation that enabled the development of the Okanagan. In the early 1880s, Shorts thought of beginning a freight business on the lake and had Pringle and Hamill of Lansdowne build a rowboat with a capacity of 2.

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5 tons. The boat was 22 feet (6.7 m) long and had a small sail.

Shorts named the boat Ruth Shorts after his mother and he began service in 1883. There was no set schedule, but the round trip generally took nine days and Shorts rowed in all weather for three years, averaging a passenger a month. He made about CAD$6000 rowing before venturing into steam with Mary Victoria Greenhow in 1886, only to lose his earnings.


2. Agaiambo of lily & sapphire

Agaiambo is a swamp in Oro Province, Papua New Guinea. The swamp was previously noted for a Pygmy race of inhabitants also called Agaiambo.

During the Second World War a US Air Force Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress crashed into the area. In 1972 the plane was rediscovered nicknamed The Swamp Ghost. The Agaiambo or Agaumbu were a race of dwarf marsh-dwellers discovered in British New Guinea or Papua, but assumed now extinct.

In his annual report for 1904 the acting administrator of British New Guinea stated that on a visit he paid to their district he saw six males and four females. The Agaiambo lived in huts erected on piles in the lakes and marshes. Dwarfish in stature but broadly built, they were remarkable for the shortness of their legs.

They lived almost entirely in their dug-out canoes or wading in the water. Their food consisted of sago, the roots of the water-lily and fish. The Agaiambo are believed to have been formerly numerous, but had suffered from the raids of their cannibalistic Papuan neighbours.

In features, colour and hair they closely resembled true Melanesians.


3. Maianthemum bifolium of lily & sapphire

Maianthemum bifolium (false lily of the valley or May lily) is often a localized common rhizomatous flowering plant, native from western Europe (including Britain) east to Siberia, China and Japan.

Non-flowering stems usually have only one waxy leaf, but on flowering plants there is one basal leaf that withers away before flowering, and two stem leaves produced alternately up the 1020 cm tall stems, which are topped off with many star-shaped white flowers. The leaves are heart to triangular, 38 cm long and 25 cm broad, with small fine hairs on the veins. The flowers have four tepals, four stamens and have two chambers in the pistil; flowering is in mid spring to early summer.

This species, along with Maianthemum canadense and Maianthemum dilatatum are the only four-tepaled species. One to two seeds are produced in round berries that are speckled red when immature and redden with age. This species is found in the wild growing in open forests and on damp soils in grassy ditches and thickets.


4. Early life and education of lily & sapphire

Born Heinz Martin Hirschberg in Berlin on 19 October 1925, his parents were Margarete (nee Jacobi) and Eugene Hirschberg. At the age of five, when hs parents divorced, he moved with his mother to Auerbach, a town in the Vogtlandkreis, Saxony, Germany.

He and his mother later returned to Berlin, where he attended the Theodor Herzl Schule and received his bar mitzvah at Friedenstempel in Halensee, Berlin in 1938, only a few weeks before the synagogue was destroyed on Kristallnacht. In February 1939 he travelled to The Netherlands and in May 1940 to the United Kingdom, as a refugee from Nazi Germany. He worked as a motor mechanic in Manchester and, after service in post-war Europe with the Jewish Brigade, returned to Amsterdam in 1949 to work for his uncle, later returning to the UK.

Inspired by Rabbi Leo Baeck Lily Montagu, who founded Liberal Judaism, he studied for the rabbinate at Leo Baeck College in London and was ordained in 1971.


5. Coaching career of lily & sapphire

Seeberger was born in Konstanz.

He started his managerial career at FC Schaffhausen in Switzerland in 2000 and coached the club until 2007, when he was let go due to bad results. Since January 2008 he has coached German side Alemannia Aachen and was released in September 2009. On 28 January 2010 Seeberger became manager of VfB Stuttgart II.

On 5 September 2012, he took up the coaching position at SV Darmstadt 98, taking over from Kosta Runjaic who had resigned two days earlier to join MSV Duisburg. He was sacked just three months later. On 9 April 2018, he succeeded Paco Vaz as manager of Stuttgarter Kickers in the Regionalliga Sdwest.

On 27 February 2019, Seeberger was appointed as the manager of FC Schaffhausen. In June 2019, the club was sold to Roland Klein who confirmed, that Seeberger no longer would be the manager of the club because he wanted a person that he knew.



David Wingate (poet) of lily & sapphire

David Wingate (18281892) was a Scottish poet and miner, sometimes known as 'the collier poet'. His father died when he was five years old. Wingate started work in the coal-fields near his home in Cowglen, Renfrewshire when he was nine, and at 17 he was the main breadwinner for his mother and family.

He married Janet Craig in 1850 and had 11 children, including Walter who became a poet and teacher. In the 1850s he worked in Pollokshaws and later Bellshill. After his first wife died he married his first wife's cousin Margaret Thompson, a granddaughter of Burns.

By 1862 he was living in Motherwell. In this year his Poems and Songs (1862) was published by William Blackwood, favourably reviewed, then followed by Annie Weir (1866). After this he studied at the Glasgow School of Mines, became a colliery manager, and devoted his increased leisure to study and further literary work.

Lily Neil appeared in 1879, and was followed by another volume of Poems and Songs (1883). In 1882 he was granted a civil list pension of 50 per year. A collection of his work came out in 1890 as Selected Poems.

He is buried in Motherwell.


7. Academic career of lily & sapphire

On leaving the Civil Service in 1969, Nailor became Professor of Politics at Lancaster University until 1977, when he was appointed Professor of History and International relations at the Royal Naval College.

While in this post he served additionally as Dean at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, in 1882-84 and 19861988, as well as Chairman, British International Studies Association, 1983-1986. He held visiting research appointments and professorships in Canada, Australia, and India. He served as a member of the Political Science Committee of the Social Science Research Council, 19751981; the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advisory panel on arms control and disarmament, 19751988; and the Ministry of Defence advisory panel of historical records, 1979-1988.

In 1988, Nailor was appointed Provost of Gresham College and held that position at his death in 1996 at the age of 67. An biennial lecture on defence is held in his honour, under the title The Peter Nailor Memorial Lecture in Defence.



Early life and career of lily & sapphire

Demetriou was born in Cyprus, and lived in Putney in southwest London throughout her primary school years at Brandlehow Primary School; she subsequently attended Chailey Secondary School. She is best known for her role as Matilda in the musical of the same name, for which she received the 2012 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She made her professional stage debut in 2009 playing Gretl in the Sound of Music, and has performed on stage in Enron and Les Misrables.

Demetriou made her television debut in the CBBC sitcom So Awkward playing Lily Hampton. The show, which was first aired on 21 May 2015, follows three socially awkward teenage girls at school who have the problems of fitting in, annoying parents, and boys to worry about. In 2018 she was decapitated on CBBC's Saturday Mash-Up!

, losing the vote by 1% to fellow So Awkward stars Sophia Dall'aglio and Ameerah Falzon-Ojo.


9. Shrinking Women of lily & sapphire

"Shrinking Women" is a poem by Lily Myers.

Myers recited it at the 2013 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational; the video was subsequently reposted by Button Poetry and HuffPost, where it went viral. The video of this performance had been viewed more than five million times by 2016. The poem explores how Myers's mother, and as she realizes, herself, have been taught to take up less space, particularly to "make room" for men, such as Myers's brother and father.

For her mother, this manifests as consuming fewer calories, and Myers additionally links this to her own use of apologies when asking questions in class. When spoken, the poem is about three and a half minutes long. At the Invitational, "Shrinking Women" won the "Best Love Poem" prize.

Myers was invited on the radio show Here and Now to talk about the poem in 2014.


10. The Scout of lily & sapphire

The Scout is a melodrama by Alfred Dampier and Garnet Walch set in the American west.

The play came about in part because of the tremendous success Dampier had with his production of The Miner's Right. He decided to construct a play where he would feature W.F.

Carver and his Wild America Troupe into a dramatic story. Carver would play himself and the production would feature a hughe water tank, 12 x 3 metres, featuring real ducks, Indians padding canoes and stunts involving horses. The original production starred Lily Dampier alongside Carver, and was a considerable success.

Dampier later reworked the play as The Trapper for Carver and Lily. Carver later performed The Scout in the USA, although it was not advertised as an Australian play. The play was also revived in 1895 as The Prairie King (with sole writing credit being given to Walch).


11. Writing of lily & sapphire

The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers, his first-published book, dealt with a number of topics, including with his long-suffering mother Ada's struggle to feed her 6 children, an abusive, alcoholic father, the anti-Semitism Bernstein and his Jewish neighbors encountered growing up in a Cheshire mill town (Stockport, now part of Greater Manchester) in northwest England; the loss of Jews and Christians from the community in World War I, and the Romeo and Juliet romance experienced by his sister Lily and her Christian boyfriend. The book was started when Bernstein was 93 and published in 2007, when he was 96.

The loneliness he encountered following the death of his wife, Ruby, in 2002, after 67 years of marriage, was the catalyst for the work. The Dream (2008) is centered on his family's move to the West Side of Chicago in 1922 when he was twelve. The Golden Willow (2009), chronicles his married life and later years.

A fourth book, What Happened to Rose, was published posthumously in 2012.


12. Albert Farrar of lily & sapphire

Albert Farrar (29 April 1884 25 December 1954) was an English first-class cricketer, who played one match for Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 1906.

Born in Brighouse, Yorkshire, England, Farrar scored two runs in his only innings and did not bowl in the game against Somerset at Fartown, Huddersfield, which Yorkshire won by an innings. Like comrades George Hirst and John Tunnicliffe, he lost his wicket attempting to force the pace against the left-arm slows of Arthur Bailey. He did, however, pick up a catch to dismiss Fred Lee off the bowling of Wilfred Rhodes.

He also appeared for Yorkshire Second XI from 1902 to 1910, and R.W. Frank's XI in 1906.

Farrar was a professional rugby league footballer with Rochdale Hornets, and also kept the Albion Inn pub at Brighouse. Farrar died in December 1954 in Salterhebble, Halifax, Yorkshire. Albert was known as 'Alty' Farrar to his family and friends.

His first wife Lily Short died giving birth to his first son was Harry Farrar 21/04/1908. He later married Florence Lees, known as 'Florrie', who he had a second son George Farrar who also ran the Albion Pub in Brighouse.



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