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James Kirton (died 1620)

Sir James Kirton of Almsford Park, Somerset was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1593 and 1614. Kirton was the son of his wife Lettice Gilbanke. After a period of study at the Temple he entered the service of the Earl of Hertford in about 1582. In 1593, he was elected Member of Parliament for Great Bedwyn, he stated that from 1599 to 1608 he was employed in the matters of greatest trust on behalf of the Earl. In 1601 he was elected MP for Ludgershall and re-elected MP for Ludgershall in 1604. In 1605 he was employed as the steward of the Earl of Hertford when he was ambassador to Brussels in 1605, he was re-elected a third time as MP for Ludgershall in 1614. In 1618 he was knighted and became J. P. for Somerset until 1619. Kirton was buried in St Botolph's, Aldersgate. At his death he owned the house and grounds of Almsford Park, land in South Cary, the patronage of Castle Cary, property there, he had acquired property in Sopworth and Kingston Deverill, Wiltshire.

Kirton married Elizabeth Morley daughter of John Morley, of Halfnaked, Sussex in about 1607. He was uncle to Edward Kirton MP for Ludgershall. Booth, Muriel, "Kirton, James I, of Almsford Park, Somerset", in Hasler, P. W; the History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, Boydell and Brewer

Power in the Blood (Alabama 3 album)

Power in the Blood is the third album by Alabama 3. All tracks composed by Alabama 3. E. H. A. B." - 3:52 "The Moon has Lost the Sun" - 3:47 "Let the Caged Bird Sing"- 2:34 "Yellow Rose" - 4:55 "Bullet Proof" - 3:55 "Badlands" - 0:47 "Lord Have Mercy" - 6:13 "Come on Home"- 1:20 The first 10,000 pressings of Power in the Blood include a bonus disc of six acoustic tracks, known as Acoustic Power. "Woke Up This Morning" - 4:05 "Power in the Blood" - 2:31 "Disneyland Is Burning" - 3:00 "U Don't Danse 2 Tekno Anymore" - 3:46 "Year Zero" - 4:15 "Mansion on the Hill" - 3:06 Larry Love - vocals The Very Rev. D. Wayne Love - vocals Rock Freebase - guitars The Mountain of Love - harp, vocals L. B. Dope: drums, programming Sir "Eddie" Real: percussion The Spirit: keyboards Frank Zappatista: bass, vocals Val Harrison - vocals on "Reachin'" Nick Tosches - vocals on "R. E. H. A. B." Hubert Selby, Jr. - vocals on "The Moon has Lost the Sun" "Power in the Blood" was recorded by Canadian singer Buffy Sainte-Marie as the title track of her 2015 album.

The album won the 2015 Polaris Music Prize on September 21, 2015

Delbert Mann

Delbert Martin Mann Jr. was an American television and film director. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for the film Marty, adapted from a 1953 teleplay of the same name which he had directed. From 1967 to 1971, he was president of the Directors Guild of America. In 2002, he received the DGA's honorary life member award. Mann was credited to have "helped bring TV techniques to the film world." Delbert Martin Mann Jr. was born on January 30, 1920 in Lawrence, Kansas, to Delbert Mann Sr. and Ora Mann. His father taught sociology at the University of Kansas from 1920 to 1926. In 1926, the Manns left Lawrence and moved to Pennsylvania and Chicago before settling in Nashville in 1931. There, his father continued to teach sociology at the Scarritt College for Christian Workers, his mother was a schoolteacher. Mann was head of his high school drama club when he met Fred Coe, the future television producer and director, leading a church-sponsored acting society. Coe would figure prominently in Mann's career as a director.

Coe would serve as Mann's mentor. Mann studied political science in Vanderbilt University, he graduated there in 1941 with a bachelor's degree on political science. During World War II, Mann served with the Army Air Corps as a B-24 bomber pilot and as an intelligence officer with the 8th Air Force stationed in England. Mann attended the Yale School of Drama, where he earned a master's fine arts degree in directing. Mann took a directing job at a community playhouse in Columbia, South Carolina. Mann was affiliated with the Town Theatre from 1947 to 1949, before moving to New York to work with Coe in television. In 1949, at Coe's invitation, Mann joined him in New York, where he became a stage manager and assistant director at NBC. Within months, he became an alternating director of the anthology series, The Philco Television Playhouse. Between 1949 and 1955, Mann directed more than 100 live television dramas, but after turning to films, he returned to television and directed productions for Playhouse 90, Ford Star Jubilee and other dramatic television anthology series.

He directed more than two dozen films for television from the late 1960s to the early 1990s, including Heidi, David Copperfield, Jane Eyre and All Quiet on the Western Front. In addition to Marty, other films directed by Mann include The Bachelor Party, Desire Under the Elms, Separate Tables, Middle of the Night, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, The Outsider, That Touch of Mink, A Gathering of Eagles, Dear Heart, Fitzwilly and Night Crossing. Mann was married to Ann Caroline Gillespie from 1942 until her death by Alzheimer's disease in 2001, they had four children: Fred, David and Susan. Susan died in a car accident in 1976. During the 1980s and 1990s, Mann served on the advisory board of the National Student Film Institute, he served as honorary chairman of the institute for a one-year term. On November 11, 2007, Mann died of pneumonia at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, he was 87. Delbert Mann on IMDb Hollywood Reporter: Director Delbert Mann dies at 87 Archive of American Television Interview With Delbert Mann

Leonard Bairstow

Sir Leonard Bairstow, CBE, FRS, FRAeS was an English aeronautical engineer. Bairstow is best remembered for his work in aviation and for Bairstow's method for arbitrarily finding the roots of polynomials. Bairstow was born in Halifax, the son of Uriah Bairstow, a wealthy and keen mathematician; as a boy, Leonard went to Queens Road and Moorside Council Schools before going to Heath Grammar School which he attended before going to the Council Secondary School - known as the Higher Grade School. A scholarship took him to the Royal College of Science where he secured a Whitworth Scholarship which enabled him to carry out research into explosion of gases, he went to the National Physical Laboratory at Bushy Park where he became head of aeroplane research work. He made a major analytical contribution to the report of the R101 inquiry, which sought to discover how the airship disaster occurred, he held the Zaharoff Chair of Aviation at Imperial College London from 1920-1949 and became Professor Sir Leonard Bairstow.

For a time his assistant there was Beatrice Mabel Cave-Browne-Cave, a pioneer in the mathematics of aeronautics. He became a member of the Royal Society of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Works by or about Leonard Bairstow at Internet Archive

Puzhuthivakkam railway station

Puzhuthivakkam is a station under construction on the Chennai MRTS in Chennai, India. The station serves the Chennai MRTS and serves the neighbourhood of Velachery. Puzhuthivakkam station was expected to be opened in 2013, as part of the second phase extension of the Chennai MRTS network, but construction was still under way in 2016; as of February 2019, it is still under construction. With the court dismissing all the cases against land acquisition for construction of railway line in 2018, the station is expected to be completed by the end of 2019. Puzhuthivakkam station will be the 19th station on the MRTS line to St. Thomas Mount. In the return direction from St. Thomas Mount, it will be the third station towards Chennai Beach station