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Peter Norman Nissen

Peter Norman Nissen, was a Canadian-American-British mining engineer and army officer. He held a number of patents for his inventions and developed the Nissen hut prefabricated shelter during the First World War. Peter Nissen was born in the United States, his father, Georg Herman Nissen, had emigrated from Bergen, during 1857. Georg Nissen was a mining engineer who developed a stamp mill used in crushing ore; the family, which included his wife Annie Lavinia Fitch and son Peter, travelled around the United States and Canada as he changed job sites. Peter Nissen moved with his family to Canada in 1891, he resided in Halifax, Nova Scotia and studied mining engineering at the Mining and Agriculture School of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Nissen completed his studies without taking the final examination. At university, he met Louisa Mair Richmond, whom he married in 1900. In 1910 he moved to Witwatersrand, South Africa with his wife and daughter Betty and in 1913 he moved to Great Britain.

Nissen worked there principally in the sale and distribution of the Nissen stamp mill until he joined the British Army at the start of the First World War. He was commissioned in January 1915 in the Sherwood Foresters, transferring to the Royal Engineers in May 1915. Between 16 and 18 April 1916, Major Nissen of the 29th Company Royal Engineers began to experiment with hut designs. Nissen constructed three prototype semi-cylindrical huts, his design was subject to intensive review by his fellow officers, Lieutenant Colonels Shelly, Sewell and McDonald, General Clive Gerard Liddell, which helped Nissen develop the design. After the third prototype was completed, the design was formalised and the Nissen hut was put into production in August 1916. Two factors influenced the design of the hut. First, the building had to be economical in its use of materials considering wartime shortages of building material. Second, the building had to be portable; this led to a simple form, prefabricated for ease of erection and removal.

The Nissen hut erected by six men in four hours. The record for erection was 1 hour 27 minutes. At least 100,000 were produced in the First World War. Nissen patented his invention in the UK in 1916 and patents were taken out in the United States, South Africa and Australia. Nissen received royalties from the British government only for their sale after the conflict. Production of Nissen huts waned between the wars, but revived in 1939. Nissen Buildings Ltd waived its patent rights for wartime production during the Second World War. In the 1917 New Year Honours, Nissen was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his contribution to the war effort, he was awarded the Order of St. Sava, third class, by Serbia in 1919. After the War, he left the army with the rank of lieutenant colonel, he was naturalised in 1921 as a British subject. In that year he purchased Deepdale, an imposing house on Westerham Hill, Westerham in Kent, where he lived until his death; until at least the 1970s two Nissen huts at Deepdale were used as garages.

His first wife, died in July 1923. Nissen married Lauretta Maitland in 1924 and they had two children and George, he was buried at St Mary's churchyard in Westerham. Ore stamp-mill. US 776414 A. Publication date Nov 29, 1904. Assigned to The Nissen Engineering Co. Ore-stamp-mill mortar. US 945135 A. Publication date Jan 4, 1910. Assigned to The Nissen Engineering Co. Fred McCosh. Nissen of the Huts: A biography of Lt Col. Peter Nissen, DSO. B D Publishing. ISBN 0 9525799 1 X. Stephen Van Dulken. "The Nissen Hut". Inventing the 20th century: 100 inventions that shaped the world. P. 44. ISBN 978-0-8147-8812-7

John Adams (Catholic martyr)

The Blessed John Adams was an English Catholic priest and martyr. He became a Protestant minister, he entered the Catholic Church and travelled to the English College at Rheims, arriving on 7 December 1579. He was ordained a priest at Soissons on 17 December 1580, he set out for the mission in England on 29 March 1581, but returned to Rheims and again set our for England 18 June 1583. He is known to have worked in Hampshire but details of his as of his earlier life, are patchy, it may be that he was taken prisoner at Rye only a short time after landing in England and that he escaped. In 1583 he was described as a man of "about forty years of age, of average height, with a dark beard, a sprightly look and black eyes, he was a good controversialist, straightforward pious, pre-eminently a man of hard work. He laboured strenuously at Winchester and in Hampshire, where he helped many of the poorer classes."Captured at Winchester, he was brought to London and arrived at the Marshalsea prison on 7 March 1584.

His sentence this time was banishment and he was expelled on 15 September 1585 with some seventy-two other priests. Landing at Boulogne, he arrived at Rheims in France on 14 November 1585, but immediately set out for England again, he was arrested at Winchester as he stepped out of his house, this time taken to the Clink in London on 19 December 1585. This time, as was to be expected, he was not treated so especially since that year an Act had been passed which made it a capital offence to be a Catholic priest in England; the sentence of hanging and quartering was carried out at Tyburn, London on 8 October 1586. His fate was shared by two fellow priests, John Lowe and Robert Dibdale, his own brother, a layman; this latter fact is not certain and the forename is not in any case known. All three priests were beatified by Pope John Paul II on 22 November 1987. Catholic Church in the United Kingdom Douai Martyrs Eighty-five martyrs of England and Wales Godfrey Anstruther, Seminary Priests, St Edmund's College, vol.

1, 1968, pp. 1–2

Long Marsh Run

Long Marsh Run is a small stream located in the Shenandoah Valley along the border of Virginia and West Virginia. A tributary of the Shenandoah River, Long Marsh Run's headwaters is about three miles northeast of Berryville, where it flows east into West Virginia and thence into the Shenandoah. Long Marsh Run was first settled by the LaRue family in the 1740s. Today, four historic homes associated with the LaRue family are located along the banks of the creek. In 1996, the Long Marsh Run Rural Historic District was established to help preserve the historic buildings and the rural character of the land for future generations. LaRue family List of rivers of Virginia List of rivers of West Virginia

Josh Meyer

Josh Meyer is an author, screenwriter and reporter. He has worked for various media and is with Politico. According to his profile page at Politico, Meyer is from the Boston area, he has Bachelor of Arts degrees with honors in 1987 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Social Thought and Political Economy as well as Journalism. He worked at the Los Angeles Times for twenty years until 2010 when he helped launch Medill School of Journalism's National Security Journalism Initiative in Washington, D. C. an effort to teach security journalism for the 21st century and digital platforms. He is the McCormick Lecturer in National Security Studies at Medill and leads the Medill National Security Reporting Project, an annual three-month post-graduate student national security project, he is on the board of directors of Investigative Reporters and Editors, a professional association of investigative reporters. In 2016, NBC News hired him as a senior investigative reporter, he has been a correspondent for Quartz, an Atlantic Media online publication.

He has written for Reuters, Der Spiegel, The Boston Globe, Salon. He has been a guest on NPR, BBC, PBS, CNN. In 2017 Meyer reported on actions taken by the Obama administration to prevent Hezbollah drug-trafficking activities from being closed down because of fears it would affect relations with Iran. An official spokesperson said he had relied on "low-level, ideological sources", but Meyer said he had "spent months of meticulous reporting" on the story. Meyer co-authored The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of The Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed with Terry McDermott, he was a screenwriter and executive producer for the 2000 network TV crime thriller show Level 9 with mystery novelist Michael Connelly and consults on documentary films such as Morgan Spurlock’s 2008 documentary Where In The World Is Osama bin Laden. He plays in the band Suspicious Package

Barjora (community development block)

Barjora is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Bankura Sadar subdivision of Bankura district in the Indian state of West Bengal. From around the 7th century AD till around the advent of British rule, for around a millennium, history of Bankura district is identical with the rise and fall of the Hindu Rajas of Bishnupur; the Bishnupur Rajas, who were at the summit of their fortunes towards the end of the 17th century, started declining in the first half of the 18th century. First, the Maharaja of Burdwan seized the Fatehpur Mahal, the Maratha invasions laid waste their country. Bishnupur was ceded to the British with the rest of Burdwan chakla in 1760. In 1787, Bishnupur was united with Birbhum to form a separate administrative unit. In 1793 it was transferred to the Burdwan collectorate. In 1879, the district acquired its present shape with the thanas of Khatra and Raipur and the outpost of Simplapal being transferred from Manbhum, the thanas of Sonamukhi and Indas being retransferred from Burdwan.

However, it was known for sometime in 1881 came to be known as Bankura district. Barjora is located at 23°26′N 87°17′E. Barjora CD Block is located in the northern part of the district, it belongs to the uneven lands/ hard ring rock area. The soil is laterite hard beds are covered with scrub jungle and sal wood. There are coal mines in Saltora and Barjora. Barjora CD Block is bounded by Faridpur-Durgapur CD Block, in Bardhaman district across the Damodar, on the north, Sonamukhi CD Block on the east and Bankura II CD Blocks on the south and Gangajalghati and Mejia CD Blocks on the west, it is located 36 km from the district headquarters. Barjora CD Block has an area of 393.23 km2. It has 1 panchayat samity, 11 gram panchayats, 157 gram sansads, 199 mouzas, 182 inhabited villages and 3 census towns. Barjora and Beliatore police stations serve this block. Headquarters of this CD Block is at Barjora. Gram panchayats of Barjora block/ panchayat samiti are: Barjora, Brindabanpur, Ghutghoria, Hat Asuria, Maliara and Sharjora.

As per the 2011 Census of India Barjora CD Block had a total population of 202,049, of which 176,263 were rural and 25786 were urban. There were 98,280 females. Population below 6 years was 22,827. Scheduled Castes numbered 68,365 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 3,322; as per 2001 census, Barjora block had a total population of 178,976, out of which 92,330 were males and 86,646 were females. Barjora block registered a population growth of 12.52 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 15.15 per cent. Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent. Census Towns in Barjora CD Block are: Barjora and Beliatore. Large villages in Barjora CD Block are: Maliara, Krishna Nagar and Hatashuria Other villages in Barjora CD Block are: Chhandar, Sharjora, Khanrari and Brindabanpur As per the 2011 census the total number of literates in Barjora CD Block was 128,443 out of which males numbered 74,551 and females numbered 53,892 of the female population over 6 years); the gender disparity was 19.20%.

See – List of West Bengal districts ranked by literacy rate Bengali is the local language in these areas. In the 2011 census Hindus formed 93.22 % of the population in Barjora CD Block. Muslims formed 6.69 % of the population. Christians formed 0.01 % of the population. Others formed 0.08 % of the population. Others include Addi Bassi, Marang Boro, Saranath, Sari Dharma, Alchchi, Sant, Seran, Sarin and other religious communities. In Barjora CD Block 43.89% families were living below poverty line in 2007. 184 or 92% of mouzas in Barjora CD Block were electrified by 31 March 2014.186 mouzas in Barjora CD Block had drinking water facilities in 2013-14. There were 16 seed stores and 58 fair price shops in the CD Block. Coal in Barakar formation is found in Barjora CD Block. In Barjora coalfield a major part of the coal seams are covered with alluvium and laterite up to 35 m thick; as per the Geological Survey of India, proved reserve is 12 million tonnes. Govinda Impex Pvt. Ltd. at Barjora produces mild steel billets and ferro alloys.

It employs 400 people. Rishab Sponge Pvt. Ltd. employs 400 people. The 88 km long west bank canal from Durgapur Barrage passes through Barjora, Sonamukhi and Indas police station areas. With the passage of time the canal system has lost much of its efficiency. In 2013-14, persons engaged in agriculture in Barjora CD Block could be classified as follows: bargadars 9.17%, patta holders 17.57%, small farmers 8.52%, marginal farmers 22.36% and agricultural labourers 42.39%. In 2003-04 net area sown Barjora CD Block was 19,806 hectares and the area in which more than one crop was grown was 6,025 hectares. In 2013-14, the total area irrigated in Barjora CD Block was 8,247 hectares, out of which 3,043 hectares was by canal water, 660 hectares by tank water, 1,320 hectares by river lift irrigation, 224 hectares by deep tubewells, 2,089 hectares by shallow tubewell, 112 hectares by open dug wells and 799 hectares by other methods. In 2013