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Barker

1. George (Granville). 1913--91, British poet: author of Calamiterror (1937) and The True Confession of George Barker (1950)
2. Howard. born 1946, British playwright: his plays include Claw (1975), The Castle (1985), A Hard Heart (1992), and 13 Objects (2003)
3. Ronnie, full name Ronald William George Barker. born 1929, British comedian: known esp for his partnership with Ronnie Corbett (born 1930) in the TV series The Two Ronnies (1971--85)

barker

[′bär·kər]
(design engineering)
(engineering)
A machine, used mainly in pulp mills, which removes the bark from logs.
(forestry)
A worker who subjects logs and pulpwood to water pressure in a stream barker or tumbling in a drum barker, in order to free them from bark and dirt. Also known as power barker.
A worker who prepares or shovels bark for tanning.
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It truly is a global endeavor, no matter where you are located, and this nomination affirms that," Barker stated.
Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean of the NUS Faculty of Law, said, The EW Barker Centre for Law & Business ensures that not only will Mr Barkers story be told and his name remembered, but that his legacy will carry forward in perpetuity.
The writer, comedian and film-maker will deliver the inaugural The Ronnie Barker Talk on BBC One, a lecture on a comedy theme that has been developed with the approval of Barker's family.
Elton said it was an "honour", adding: "I grew up loving Ronnie Barker and can only hope the news that I am to give a talk in his name doesn't leave him spitting spiritedly splenetic spoonerisms in Comedy Heaven.
My biggest Olympic moment was watching Nicole win the road race in Beijing," recalled Barker.
It's fun; the best thing about what we do is the ultimate freedom," Barker says.
Barker and Stonehouse last expanded in 2012 with the opening of a PS4m branch in Knaresborough.
Coffee Barker, which was first launched alongside the clothing business in 2010, will be expanded to occupy the entire Castle Arcade shop unit.
Barker, 44, appeared in the dock at Uxbridge magistrates court, West London, just hours after handing himself in at nearby Acton police station.
Barker opened up in the 11th in a bid to take Martinez's title but he was stunned with a right before the champion moved in with another right which landed behind his opponent's ear.
Finishing under two seconds down on the winner, Jessica Allen of the Australian team, Barker was one second clear of third placed Mieke Kronger of Germany with all three medallists were over 12 second clear of the rest of the field.
Barker, the 4-11 favourite tonight, had been forced on to the sidelines with a troublesome hip injury but he returns to action in the nick of time as the winner could get a world title shot.