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Olivia “Liv” Boeree is a British poker player as well as a television presenter, science communicator, writer, model, speaker and charity supporter. She was born on July 18, 1984, in Kent, England.
Her poker career kicked off in 2005 when she got selected as one of five contestants in the reality TV show “Ultimate Poker Showdown.” She showed a great talent for the card games from the start and was able to take her game to the next level with help from famous high rollers such as Phil Hellmuth, Annie Duke and Dave Ulliott.
Her first real breakthrough came in 2010 when she won the European Poker Tour (EPT) event in Sanremo. At that time, this was the biggest poker tournament held in Europe, during which Boeree crushed her opponents and won €1,250,000. She was the third woman in history to win an EPT title.
She continued her streak of wins, and in 2017, at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas, she won the $10,000 No-Limit Hold ‘em Tag Team Championship for $273,964 in a team effort, along with her boyfriend (and a legendary poker player in his own right), Igor Kurganov.
Boeree continues to travel around the world under the banner of Team PokerStars Pro. And as of 2017, her total live poker tournament winnings amount to more than $3,500,000.
But being one of the top poker players in the world is only one of the hats that Boeree currently wears. She started her higher education at Ashford School, Kent, and went on to earn First Class Honors degree in Physics with Astrophysics from the University of Manchester. Her lifelong interest in physics, game theory and education inspired her to give her first TEDx Talk in Manchester in February 2018. Moreover, she was a guest speaker at Oxford University as well as many other educational and business institutions around the world, including the Google HQ in Mountain View, California.
She also has a growing YouTube channel where she explores profound scientific ideas in a light-hearted way. On the list of her videos, you can find the ones about supercomputers, the physics of water wheels or a lecture about the engineering of the Panama Canal. With wide-ranging interests and passions, Liv Boeree is a real modern polymath, leaving no stone unturned in her pursuit of knowledge. Even in the profile photo on her Twitter account (which has over 140,000 followers), she poses with an owl, a symbol of wisdom.
Boeree’s brand goes way beyond social media and the internet. She appeared on television numerous times and worked with production companies such as the Discovery Channel, Red Bull TV, Channel 4, NBC, BBC as well as ITV. In her programs, she often talks about persuasion, mind manipulation or game theory. She’s a persuasive speaker and always keeps her cool, which contributes to her success in the poker sphere, too.
Finally, she and her boyfriend Igor Kurganov are deeply involved in charity work and the “effective altruism” movement popularized by a young scholar William MacAskill. The idea behind this philosophy is to make the world a better place by transferring funds only to the most effective charities that can make the most significant positive impact in the world. Boeree is also a founder and ambassador for Raising for Effective Giving or REG Charity, which encourages poker players to give away parts of their earnings to charitable causes.
In the future, expect Boeree to continue exploring her intellectual interests and sharing valuable insights with the world. She’s not only a talented poker player but also an individual gifted with an insatiable curiosity and thirst for new knowledge. It doesn’t matter if she’s involved in developing her poker career, charity work or another television gig, there is always something new and exciting on her to-do list.
Red Nose Day is a big British fundraising event
Red Nose Day is organised by Comic Relief, a British charity, founded in 1985 by the comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis (known from Love Actually) and comedian Lenny Henry. Comic Relief was founded in response to famine in Ethiopia but has since then supported many projects in the world and in the UK. The highlight of Comic Reliefs appeal is Red Nose Day, a biennial telethon held in March. Here many celebrities lend a hand in order to raise money for people who need a hand. Red Nose Day alternates with Sport Relief which is also held every 2 year. Here sporters help raising funds for a wide range of projects.
This year’s Red Nose Day will be held on Friday the 24th of March 2017. It will culminate in a night of unmissable live comedy o with hosts including Sir Lenny Henry, Joe Lycett, Miranda Hart, Rob Beckett, Romesh Ranganathan, Warwick Davis, Sally Phillips, Greg Davies, Jonathan Ross and French & Saunders.
Read more about Red Nose Day on their website.
BBC is the British Broadcasting Corporation
The BBC is a British public service broadcaster. It is headquartered at Broadcasting House in London, and is the worlds oldest national broadcasting organisation. The BBC is also the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees, with over 20,950 staff in total.
The BBC is established under a Royal Charter and operates under its Agreement with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Its work is funded principally by an annual television licence fee which is charged to all British households, companies, and organisations using any type of equipment to receive or record live television broadcasts. The fee is set by the British Government, agreed by Parliament, and used to fund the BBCs extensive radio, TV, and online services covering the nations and regions of the UK. Since 1 April 2014, it has also funded the BBC World Service (launched in 1932 as the BBC Empire Service), which broadcasts in 28 languages and provides comprehensive TV, radio, and online services in Arabic, and Persian.
Around a quarter of BBC revenues come from its commercial arm BBC Worldwide Ltd, which sells BBC programmes and services internationally and also distributes the BBCs international 24-hour English-language news services BBC World News, and from BBC.com, provided by BBC Global News Ltd.
BT means British Telecommunications
BT is a holding company which owns British Telecommunications plc, a British multinational telecommunications services company with head offices in London, United KingdomIt has operations in around 180 countries.
BTs origins date back to the founding of the Electric Telegraph Company in 1846 which developed a nationwide communications network. In 1912, the General Post Office, a government department, became the monopoly telecoms supplier in the United Kingdom. The Post Office Act of 1969 led to the GPO becoming a public corporation. British Telecommunications, trading as British Telecom, was formed in 1980, and became independent of the Post Office in 1981. British Telecommunications was privatised in 1984, becoming British Telecommunications plc, with some 50 percent of its shares sold to investors. The Government sold its remaining stake in further share sales in 1991 and 1993. BT has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange, a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange, and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Bill Bailey is an English comedian, musician, actor, TV and radio presenter and author
Bill Bailey is well known for his role in Black Books and for his appearances on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Have I Got News for You, and QI as well as his brilliant stand-up work.
Bill Bailey was listed by the Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy in 2003. In 2007 and again in 2010, he was voted the seventh greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups.
OBE means Order of the British Empire
King George V wanted to be able to honour the thousands of people who helped to win the First World War, but were not soldiers. These days people who have made rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil Service can be rewarded an OBE.
People receiving an OBE may call themselves ‘Sir’ (male) or ‘Dame’ (female). If the person is not a citizen of a country where the Queen is Head of State, the award is called honorary, and the holder cannot use the title before their name. For example Terry Wogan became a British citizen and was therefore called Sir Terry Wogan, but Bob Geldof is still Irish, and is not “Sir Bob”. Tennisplayer Andy Murray and runner Mo Farrah are some of the latest people having received an OBE.
Four Weddings And A Funeral is a movie
Plot: Four Weddings And A Funeral is a British comedy about a British Man named Charles and an American Woman named Carrie who go through numerous weddings before they determine if they are right for one another.
Four Weddings And A Funeral was released in 1994 and Hugh Grant, James Fleet, Simon Callow, John Hannah play the lead parts. The genre of Four Weddings And A Funeral is Comedy, Drama, Romance.
It has been directed by Mike Newell and is written by Richard Curtis.
Four Weddings And A Funeral and awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 21 nominations.