Daniel Murphy

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Mets will stick with current mix at first - MLB.com
Martinez would not come close to that type of playing time with the Mets -- not with Fernando Tatis, Daniel Murphy and Jeremy Reed all jockeying for playing time in Delgado's absence. And so the most anticipated Mets prospect since David Wright will...
Murphy Will Move To First If Delgado Stays On The Shelf - RealGM.com
ESPN - With Carlos Delgado possibly needing hip surgery, the Mets have a plan until he returns, possibly in the beginning of August. They will give Gary Sheffield a full-time shot in left field, move Daniel Murphy to first base, and use both of them...
With Carlos Delgado out, Jerry Manuel enlists Daniel Murphy for ... - New York Daily News
BY Adam Rubin Jerry Manuel said Tuesday that if Carlos Delgado does land on the DL, Daniel Murphy could end up playing first base. The logic: Manuel then could ensure getting Gary Sheffield's bat in left field to try to offset the loss of Delgado....
A GIANT win; The Reyes Debate: Day 2 - New York Daily News
Friday night, trailing Tim Linecum 5-1 after two innings, they string together some great at-bats - including a huge pinch-hit from Daniel Murphy - to chip away, and then tie it on another huge clutch hit from David Wright and take the lead thanks to...
EDC pledges money to FHREDI - Tampa Tribune
Dan Murphy, the EDC's current executive director, said he has included $10000 in the preliminary 2009-10 budget for FHREDI. Murphy said he has prepared budgets that 5 percent, 10 percent and 15 percent lower than the current budget....
Baseball notes: Mets place Delgado on disabled list - Myrtle Beach Sun News
As the Mets await word on Delgado's prognosis, the plan is to use a trio of backups Fernando Tatis, Jeremy Reed and Daniel Murphy to plug the hole at first base. Reed started Friday, Tatis was there Saturday and Murphy could take a turn as early as...
Big Eunuch: Mets 9, Giants 6 - Amazin' Avenue
While Sheffield's playing time has increased, Daniel Murphy has been relegated to part-time and pinch-hitting duties. Part of his problem may be that he has been too good at pinch-hitting, perhaps convincing Jerry Manuel that he is too valuable in that...
Berg & Salfino: Fernando time yet? - SNY.tv
It looks like our boy Daniel Murphy is on the outs. Why not sneak preview the future now and put Murphy at first with Carlos Delgado out and bring up the Fernanchise, Fernando Martinez, to man left? Ted: Well, for a few reasons....
Mets' Daniel Murphy taking small steps - New York Daily News
The conversion from the infield to the outfield will not happen overnight for Daniel Murphy, as anyone who has seen the Mets this season can attest. Murphy's improvement will come in small steps, and Saturday, despite some later missteps, Murphy showed...
Murphy Works Tirelessly to Hone Fielding Skills - New York Times
By BEN SHPIGEL Daniel Murphy had just fielded five straight balls in left field Monday evening — off the wall, in the corner, in the sun — and it was nearly Jeremy Reed's turn. Murphy thrust his glove forward and toward the coach Razor Shines,...

Robert Daniel Murphy

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Robert Daniel Murphy (October 28th of 1894 to January of 1978) was an American diplomat.

Murphy had begun his diplomatic career in 1917 as a member of the American Legation in Bern, Switzerland. Among the several posts he held were Vice-Consul in Zurich and Munich, American Consul in Paris from 1930 to 1936, and chargé d’affaires to the Vichy government. He was also the one-time State Department specialist on France.

In February 1941, Murphy played an instrumental role in forging the Murphy-Weygand Agreement, which allowed the United States to export to French North Africa in spite of the then-current British blockade and trade restrictions in place upon the Vichy-governed area.

In autumn of 1942, at President Roosevelt's request, Murphy investigated conditions in French North Africa in preparation for the Allied landings - Operation Torch, the first major Allied ground offensive during World War II. He was appointed the President’s personal representative with the rank of Minister to French North Africa. Murphy made contact with various French army officers in Algiers and recruited them to support the Allies when the invasion of French North Africa came.

Prior to the November 8 invasion, Murphy, along with US General Mark Wayne Clark, had worked to gain the important blessing of the anti-British French General Henri Giraud for the attack. This blessing could be deployed if necessary against Governor François Darlan in order to gain his cooperation for the invasion. Darlan's cooperation was formalised on November 22; the Governor of French North Africa was assassinated little more than a month later.

After his resignation from the U.S. State Department in December 1959, Murphy went on to be an adviser to Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.

In 2006, Murphy was featured on a United States postage stamp, one of a block of six featuring prominent diplomats .

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Daniel Murphy High School

Los Angeles Junior Seminary c. 1926

Daniel Murphy High School was a Roman Catholic all-boys high school located in Los Angeles, California.

Daniel Murphy High School was originally the home of Los Angeles College, a Catholic seminary.

The seminary existed on the site from the time it was built in 1926 until 1953 when it moved to its new home in the San Fernando Valley (which is currently the home of Bishop Alemany High School). In 1954, the site was transformed into a high school and was named St. John Vianney High School. In 1956, the school came under the operation of the Dominican Fathers and Brothers. Because of seismic concerns, a new building was constructed adjacent to the original building. In 1966, once construction of the new building was completed, the original building was demolished. The chapel is the only original building left from when the grounds were used as seminary. During this time the school was re-named in honor of Daniel Murphy, a businessman and civic leader whose foundation made generous financial contributions to fund the construction of the new building. In 1981, operation was transferred to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

In October 2007, it was announced that the school would close at the end of the 2007-2008 academic year due to declining enrollment.

Parents, students, faculty and alumni felt otherwise. The timing of the closure coincided with the Archdiocese' payoff of a $660 million settlement to abuse victims. The Archdiocese claimed the closure had nothing to do with the settlement and claimed the decision was based solely on the low enrollment. The Archdiocese claimed it could no longer afford to provide financial subsidization to the school. The parents unanimously agreed to pay an additional $1,000 per year in tuition which would have far exceeded any amount the Archdiocese had ever had to spend to keep the school in the black. However, the Archdiocese refused to listen and said the decision to close the school was "irrevocable". The Alumni Association and parent's group joined forces and fought to keep the school open. With the exception of one token meeting, the Archdiocese ignored all requests to meet and discuss the closure. As time progressed, it became very clear the decision to close the school was not based on low enrollment - it was based on the current property value of the campus.

Daniel Murphy's final graduation commencement ceremony was held on May 30, 2008.

The last school day was June 6th, 2008 where students shared their last moments in the gym as a family.

Although there were no definitive plans, the Archdiocese said that the 2 1/2 acre school site would be sold.

I promise to do my best to live up to the ideals of Daniel Murphy Catholic High School. I will try to become a truly noble man, by developing my talents and using them in the service of God and for the benefits of others. I ask the help of my brothers at Murphy in keeping this pledge.

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Gualtiero Negrini

Gualtiero Negrini in 2006

Gualtiero Negrini ("Wally") (born 1961) is known mostly as an Italian-American tenor who has performed leading roles with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington Opera and many others. His great uncle, the tenor Carlo Negrini, created the role of Gabriele Adorno for Giuseppe Verdi himself, in the opera Simon Boccanegra in Venice in 1857.

He began his studies at a very early age as a pianist and conductor under teachers such as Berlin Philharmonic conductor Fritz Zweig, soon conducting his first performance at the tender age of 13, a two piano performance of Madama Butterfly with a small local Los Angeles opera company. In his subsequent teen years he continued conducting local productions of Don Pasquale, Faust, and Lucia di Lammermoor, as well as making his singing debut at the age of 15 as Dr. Malatesta in a production of Don Pasquale mounted by a small company called L'Opera Comique, a group begun by his father, the bass Luciano Negrini, and his mother, the mezzo-soprano Clare Mary Young.

In 1978, he graduated from Daniel Murphy High School. At the age of 17 he made his debut as a tenor as Paolino in USC Opera's production of Il matrimonio segreto. While at USC Opera Workshop, he also did work as a repertoire coach, rehearsing the likes of soprano Juliana Gondek, mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzman and baritone Thomas Hampson. Soon afterward, at 19, he became a finalist in the 1980 Lyric Opera of Chicago Auditions alongside his own student, bass-baritone Rush Tully. There he would be mentored by Maestro Walter Baracchi, the noted repetiteur who had been with Lyric Opera of Chicago for a decade, and Milan's La Scala since the late 1950s. This launched a professional singing career in which he has enjoyed many successes, such as his portrayal of the "rock star" Nanki-Poo in Peter Sellars' updated production of The Mikado and his rendition of Don Ramiro in the Gian-Carlo Menotti production of La Cenerentola at the Kennedy Center in Washington, a role he would eventually perform over 100 times. During this period he also performed the role of David in Die Meistersinger with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Erich Leinsdorf. Also during his seasons with Lyric Opera of Chicago, he shared the stage with such singers as Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti, Alfredo Kraus and Nicolai Ghiaurov.

He made American operatic history when, at the age of 21, he replaced the late Goesta Windbergh as Ferrando in Così fan tutte in Lyric Opera of Chicago's 1982 production, making him the youngest tenor ever to sing a leading role with a major American opera house.

In the late 1980s, while continuing to sing throughout the United States in such roles as Hoffman in The Tales of Hoffman, Lord Percy in Anna Bolena and Dick Johnson in La fanciulla del West, he was approached by Hal Prince to re-create the role of Ubaldo Piangi in Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit, The Phantom of the Opera, for the Los Angeles premiere. This would take Negrini through 8 years and over 3,000 performances of that role, in both Los Angeles and San Francisco.

In the early 1990s he began conducting again, founding the Opera Orchestra of Los Angeles with business partner Donald Rivers. With that organization he conducted Verdi's Attila with Rush Tully, Michelle Harmon-Gulick, Timothy Feerer, Michael Lyon and Richard Gould, Puccini's Turandot with Met stars Ghena Dimitrova and Giuliano Ciannella, and An Evening with Jerry Hadley, a gala concert featuring Metropolitan Opera tenor Jerry Hadley. He also conducted local Los Angeles productions of Tosca, La bohème, Madama Butterfly, and Carmen.

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Francis St. Paul

Francis St. Paul (born April 25, 1979 in Los Angeles, California) is a former American football wide receiver who was drafted from Northern Arizona University in the 2001 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. He spent two seasons with the Rams on their active roster and practice squad. He also spent time on the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad. He was on the Jacksonville Jaguars preseason roster before signing with the Carolina Panthers in 2003.

Francis an alumnus of Daniel Murphy High School, a catholic high school in Los Angeles California. At Daniel Murphy, he lettered four times in football and three times in both basketball and track. In 1997 he was CIF Div 4 100 and 200 meter champion.

On March 5, 2004, St. Paul signed with the Ottawa Renegades of the Canadian Football League. St. Paul was a subsequent training camp cut on June 5, 2004.

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Dan Murphy

Daniel Murphy (born July 12, 1962, Duluth, Minnesota) is best known as the guitarist for the American band, Soul Asylum. He is also a member of Golden Smog.

Murphy was the secondary songwriter in Soul Asylum, with Dave Pirner responsible for bulk of the band's material. Some of Murphy's solo writing credits include "Can't Go Back" from Made To Be Broken, "Cartoon" off Hang Time and "Gullible's Travels" from And The Horse They Rode In On. Additionally, he and Pirner co-wrote "Easy Street" which appeared on Horse, and he co-wrote "Promises Broken" off Let Your Dim Light Shine with Marc Perlman.

In 1988, Murphy formed Golden Smog, a Minneapolis supergroup made up of members of The Replacements, The Jayhawks and Run Westy Run. Murphy was credited as "David Spear" on the group's debut album, Down By The Old Mainstream, because of contractual obligations.

In 1992, Murphy appeared on the debut solo album by former Replacements drummer Chris Mars, Horseshoes And Hand Grenades.

Murphy also has an antiques business.

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Daniel Murphy (admiral)

Admiral Daniel Joseph Murphy, Sr. (died September 21, 2001) was a four-star Admiral in the United States Navy and served in the White House during the Carter and Reagan administrations.

Murphy grew up in Brooklyn, and graduated from the University of Maryland and the Naval War College. He joined the Navy in 1943, during his second year at St. John's University in New York, and flew antisubmarine patrols over the North Atlantic during World War II.

During the 1960s he was commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Bennington. He commanded the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean during the Arab-Israeli War of 1973 and the Cyprus Crisis of 1974. He retired from active service in 1977. Murphy's son, Admiral Daniel Murphy, Jr. commanded the 6th Fleet from 1998 to 2000.

Murphy was principal military assistant to successive Secretaries of Defence Melvin R. Laird and Elliot Richardson, deputy director of the CIA in 1976 and 1977, and deputy undersecretary of defense for policy in the White House from 1977 to 1980 under Jimmy Carter. He was Vice President George H. W. Bush's chief of staff from 1981 to 1985. At the end of Ronald Reagan's first term, Murphy left government to join the Washington D.C. lobbying and public relations firm Hill & Knowlton Worldwide as a vice chairman.

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Source : Wikipedia