Hughes, Richard

Hughes, Richard,

1900–1976, English novelist. After graduating from Oxford in 1922, he helped found the Portmadoc Players and was for a time vice president of the Welsh National Theatre. In addition, he wrote several plays, notably The Sisters' Tragedy (1922). Hughes was best known for his first novel, A High Wind in Jamaica (American ed., The Innocent Voyage, 1929), a bizarre tale about a group of children captured by pirates; the chilling unease of the story derives from the evil apparent, not in the pirates, but in the children. In Hazard (1938), Hughes's next novel, was a sea story reminiscent of Conrad. The novels The Fox in the Attic (1961) and The Wooden Shepherdess (1972) remain tantalizing fragments of an uncompleted study of the inter-war years entitled The Human Predicament.
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Hughes, Richard (Joseph)

(1909–92) governor, judge; born in Florence, N.J. A lawyer, he served as a New Jersey county and superior court judge before opening his own practice in 1957. As Democratic governor (1962–70), he fought unsuccessfully for a state income tax to improve the education system. As New Jersey Supreme Court chief justice (1974–79), he presided over the historic case that allowed Karen Ann Quinlan's parents to terminate her life-support system.
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Earlier, the men's 4x100m relay squad of CJ Ujah, Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake set a world-leading time of 37.60 to finish ahead of Japan and Holland.
CJ Ujah, Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake combined to win in not only the fastest time in the world this year, but the second quickest ever run by a British quartet.
Stobart Jump Jockey of the Year: Noel Fehily, Brian Hughes, Richard Johnson, Harry Skelton.
Following in the footsteps of his father, John Hughes, Richard Hughes spends hours sculpting and perfecting some of Welsh rugby's most notable figures.
Following in the footsteps of his father, John Hughes, Richard Hughes spends hours sculpting and perfecting models of some of Welsh rugby's most notable figures.
Calling for a specifically anti-white supremacist reexamination of the archives of Black subjectivity and resistance, the author also enlists the principles of post-humanist critique in order to investigate decades of intimate dialogues between African American and Spanish intellectuals, including Salaria Kea, Federico Garcia Lorca, Nella Larsen, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Chester Himes, Lynn Nottage, and Pablo Picasso.
RGC XV: Afon Bagshaw, Tom Seddon, Danny Cross, Tom Hughes, Richard Hopkins, James Lang, Alex Schwarz; Tom Hughes, Evan Yardley, Ian Williams, Maredydd Francis, Sean Lonsdale, Andrew Williams, Huw Worthington, Zigymantas Radzius.
The Group's expertise lies in a variety of industry segments, including Construction and Real Estate, and consists of four partners, Michael Hochman, William Hughes, Richard McGuinness and Maryann Schugmann.
Above: Ryan Hughes, Richard Lewis and Keiran Courtney.
Llandudno were denied a certain try by a forward pass, while Mold themselves could have crossed for the opening try after good work by Ollie Hughes, Richard Hopkins and Jamie Winning, but a wayward pass saw the opportunity missed.
"Strong Suit is definitely the pick of our two-year-olds and that's saying something when you consider we've also got Memory, a warm favourite for the 1,000 Guineas after her Newmarket win," said Hughes, Richard Hannon's stable jockey and son-in-law.
Three more Huskies - Charlie Hughes, Richard Lee and Nick Taylor - are tied with Velasquez and three others for eighth place at 72.