Jones, Brian

Jones, Brian,

1947–, British balloonist, b. Bristol. A former Royal Air Force pilot, he entered the world of ballooning in the 1980s, and in 1997 became an organizer for the attempt of the British-built, Swiss-sponsored Breitling Orbiter 3 to circle the world nonstop. On Mar. 1–20, 1999, he and Bertrand Piccard (see under Piccard, AugustePiccard, Auguste
, 1884–1962, Swiss physicist, b. Basel. He became a professor at the Univ. of Brussels in 1922. He and his twin brother Jean Felix (d. 1963) are known for their balloon ascents into the stratosphere; in Aug., 1932, Auguste ascended to 55,500 ft (16,916 m).
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) succeeded where many had failed, floating from Switzerland southwest to Mauritania, then eastward across Africa, Asia, the Pacific, North America, and the Atlantic to a landing in the Egyptian desert. They wrote Around the World in 20 Days (1999) about their flight.
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Stephen Graham as Dave Kelly, Sinead Keenan as Mel Jones, Brian F O'Byrne as Steve Jones and Matthew Roberts as Owen Jones
DOWNPATRICK FC: Matthew Killen, Colin Jones, Brian Kennedy, Liam Toner, Conail Gardner, Jack Fitzsimons, Andrew McClean, Ethan Breen, Conor Rogan, Ethan Artt, Luke Shields, Matthew Murray, Luke O'Rourke, Peter Kearney.
Yn ystod y ddwy sioe maen nhw'n anelu at ddal ambell hen lew, gan gynnwys Gareth Edwards, Ryan Jones, Brian O'Driscoll a chlywed am eu campau oddi ar y cae yn ogystal a'u campau ar y maes
Other qualifiers were: Rob Clarke and Kevin Dinning, Peter Jones and Andy Jones, Brian Lillie and Phil Raisbeck and Stephen Fletcher and Andrew Coates.
CAST: Wyatt Cenac, Ana Gasteyer, Oscar Nunez, Michael Cassidy, Alice Wetterlund, Luka Jones, Brian Huskey, Nance Lenehan, Tracee Chimo, DaVine Joy Randolph, Bjorn Gustafsson.
Anglers who managed a brace of trout included Steve Kean, Phil Harper, Colin Jones, Brian Langley, Ivor Thomas and James Francis.
THEY WORE BOTH SHIRTS THE following have played for both Boro and Rotherham: Walter Bottrill, Ken Cameron, Phil Cartwright, Jack Clough, Doug Cooper, Micky Cummins, David Currie, Ninty Eyre, Reg Freeman, Phil Gilchrist, Norman Gowland, Pat Heard, Mark Hudson, Brad Jones, Brian Jordan, Phil Kite, Arthur Layton, Grant Leadbitter, Emmanuel Ledesma, Hugh McIlmoyle, Kelham O'Hanlon, Frazer Richardson, Richard Smallwood, David Smith, Robbie Stockdale (pictured), John Stone, Phil Whelan, JJ Williams.
A big thank you goes to my training team Sam Wrighting, Leif Benwiourjean, Paul Jones, Brian Vernum and Vince Brereton.
Mark Lillis (2), Paul Jones, Brian Stanton and Dave Sutton scored Mick Buxton's side went on to |take a top-flight scalp in round two, then like the first round played over two legs, in 1983-84 in the shape of Graham Taylor's Watford, who were defeated 4-3 on aggregate.
Chris Hughton, Dave Jones, Brian McDermott and Neil Lennon are also unlikely to fill the hot seat and the case for Malky Mackay should not be overstated.
In the wrestling team, the Robertson twins are joined by Gareth Jones, Brian Harper, Ross McFarlane, Alex Gladkov, Lewis Waddell, Shannon Hawke, Chelsea Murphy, Jayne Clason, Kathryn Marsh, Sarah Jones, Viorel Etko and Joseph Luigi Bianco.
Brokers: Eastern Consolidated--Ben Tapper, Marion Jones, Brian Ezratty.