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248th Coast Artillery (United States)

The 248th Coast Artillery Regiment was a Coast Artillery Corps regiment in the Washington National Guard. Including its predecessor battalion, it garrisoned the Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound, Washington 1924–1944; the 248th Coast Artillery was organized as a battalion 1 May 1924 as the Washington National Guard component of the Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound, Washington. The 14th Coast Artillery was the Regular Army component of those defenses; the 248th's primary armory was in Washington. In May 1944 the regiment was inactivated. Organized as a battalion 1 May 1924 by redesignating the 1st Battalion, 248th Artillery, Coast Artillery Corps, Washington National Guard as the 1st Battalion, 248th Coast Artillery. Redesignated as the 248th Coast Artillery Battalion 1 October 1933. Expanded to a regiment and redesignated as the 248th Coast Artillery Regiment 1 September 1935. On 16 September 1940 the regiment was inducted into federal service at Tacoma and moved to Fort Worden in HD Puget Sound 23 September 1940.

On induction the unit was filled out by redesignating Washington National Guard elements of the 148th Field Artillery Regiment, which made up over half of the 248th. On 25 April 1944 the regiment moved to Camp Barkeley, Texas where inactivated 8 May 1944. Seacoast defense in the United States United States Army Coast Artillery Corps Harbor Defense Command Berhow, Mark A. Ed.. American Seacoast Defenses, A Reference Guide, Third Edition. McLean, Virginia: CDSG Press. ISBN 978-0-9748167-3-9. Gaines, William C. Historical Sketches Coast Artillery Regiments 1917-1950, National Guard Army Regiments 197-265 Gaines, William C. Coast Artillery Organizational History, 1917-1950, Coast Defense Journal, vol. 23, issue 2 Rinaldi, Richard A.. The U. S. Army in World War I: Orders of Battle. General Data LLC. ISBN 0-9720296-4-8. Stanton, Shelby L.. World War II Order of Battle. Galahad Books. ISBN 0-88365-775-9. Historical sketches of 205th CA and 248th CA at Washington Military Dept website Map of Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound at Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound at the Coast Defense Study Group website Greg Hagg.

"Insignia of the Coast Artillery Corps". The Coast Defense Study Group, Inc. Retrieved 18 May 2018


Honmyō-ji is a Buddhist temple of the Nichiren sect, Rokujōmon-ryū, in Nishi-ku, Japan. It is the most high-ranking temple of the sect in Kyushu. In Honmyō-ji is the grave of Katō Kiyomasa, a Japanese daimyō, builder of Kumamoto Castle and a dedicated buddhist of Nichiren Buddhism. Honmyō-ji consists of two parts, the grave of Katō Kiyomasa, called Jōchibyō, Honmyō-ji temple, he was a dedicated believer of Nichiren Buddhism. There is a straight road beginning at Kamikumamoto, through a big torii, dotted with 12 smaller temples called tatchū, leading to the Honmyō-ji temple. From the temple, a steep slope begins, called Munatsuki Gangi, consisting of 176 stone steps, leading to the grave. On the central part of the road are many stone lantern structures, contributed by believers. People pray before the altar of the grave of Katō Kiyomasa. There is a museum housing various traditional items of historical importance. There is a big statue of Katō Kiyomasa, 300 steps upwards. On July 23, one day before the death day of Katō Kiyomasa, a festival is observed, called Tonsha-e.

It is observed to console the spirit of Katō Kiyomasa, by writing the long Lotus Sutra during one night by many priests. The original temple was built in 1585 in Osaka to console the spirit of the father of Katō Kiyomasa; the temple in Osaka was moved to Kumamoto Castle in 1600 and the grave of Katō Kiyomasa, called Jōchibyō was built in the present site of Mount Nakao in 1611. The temple in Kumamoto Castle was burned, was moved to the present site under the grave of Katō Kiyomasa in 1614. In 1871, the shinto shrine part grave was moved to Kumamoto Castle in the name of Katō Shrine under the policy of the separation of shintoism and buddhism. During the Satsuma Rebellion of 1877, the temple was burnt; the temple and the grave were reconstructed. Throughout the Edo period and Meiji period, the temple attracted many people from Kumamoto for recreation. Either since the Edo period or Meiji period, leprosy patients had gathered around the temple, for they could live, begging money from many people coming to the temple.

Around 1930, there occurred the "No Leprosy Patients in Our Prefecture" movement and the Government intended to hospitalize all leprosy patients in sanatoriums. On July 9, 1940, 157 leprosy patients living around Honmyō-ji temple were forcibly hospitalized into many sanatoriums throughout the country. Official website Cultural Assets of Kumamoto City Katō Shrine Honmyōji Cherry Blossom Lantern Festival, movie

Mark Pougatch

Mark Charles Albert Pougatch is an English freelance radio and television broadcaster, a journalist and author, the Chief Sport Presenter for ITV Sport, fronting their major football and rugby coverage. Pougatch is currently the presenter of BT Sport Score. Born in Paddington, west London, Pougatch attended Malvern College, where he was captain of the First XI cricket team and graduated with a degree in politics at the University of Durham where he was a member of Hatfield College, he undertook a postgraduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism at the London College of Communication. Pougatch worked for six months at the former BBC radio station for London, BBC GLR, he became a regular football reporter in 1992 with BBC Essex. In 1994, he joined. In August 2000, he switched to the flagship Saturday edition of the show and continued to present this until August 2016 when he was replaced by Mark Chapman. Pougatch continues to present some other editions of 5 Live Sport, most notably on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings throughout the football season.

He presents Football Today on Premier League TV on Monday and Thursday throughout the Football season. Pougatch has presented coverage of the IPL cricket and the African Cup of Nations for ITV. In January 2015, Pougatch replaced Adrian Chiles as the main football presenter on ITV, fronting the channel's coverage of the UEFA Champions League, England Internationals and Euro 2016. In February and March 2016, Pougatch co-presented ITV's coverage of the Six Nations Rugby Championship, continued in this role in 2017, 2018 and 2019, subsequently co-hosting ITV's coverage of the 2019 Rugby World Cup alongside Craig Doyle. In March 2012, he won the Sports Journalists' Association award for Sports Broadcaster of the Year. Since 13 August 2016, Pougatch has presented the Saturday afternoon show BT Sport Score on BT Sport. Pougatch joined the team of Football Superstars, a game, due to be released in 2009 as an innovative MMORPG game integrating gameplay with footballer's lifestyles, he is the author of Three Lions Versus the World: England's World Cup Stories from the Men Who Were There.

He is a speaker, after dinner and at daytime events. Pougatch is married to the younger daughter of the 5th Earl of Eldon, they live in Oxfordshire with their three children. His grandfather was among the Jewish diaspora who escaped Ukraine amid the violence that followed the first Russian Revolution. Mark Pougatch on IMDb The Official Football Superstars Website Mark Pougatch on Twitter 5 Live Sport

First-tier Tribunal

The First-tier Tribunal is part of the courts and tribunals service of the United Kingdom. It was created in 2008 as part of a programme, enacted in the Tribunals and Enforcement Act 2007, to rationalise the tribunal system, has since taken on the functions of 20 existing tribunals, it is administered by Her Majesty's Tribunals Service. The tribunal consists of seven chambers, structured around subject areas; the chambers may be divided into sections, mirroring the jurisdictions inherited from the tribunals which have been merged into the First-tier Tribunal. Different jurisdictions have been transferred into the tribunal in a programme which began in 2008 and is continuing; the judiciary of the First-tier Tribunal comprises other members. Qualified members of the former tribunals became Tribunal Judges of the First-tier Tribunal when their jurisdiction was transferred, whilst the lay members became other members. New judges and members are appointed by the Judicial Appointments Commission. In addition, the following may sit as Judges of the First-tier Tribunal: Judges of the Upper Tribunal Court of Appeal judges Court of Session judges High Court judges Circuit judges and sheriffs District judges and district judges The First-tier Tribunal is presided over by the Senior President of Tribunals, since 18 September 2015 The Rt Hon Sir Ernest Ryder.

Each chamber of the First-tier Tribunal is headed by a chamber president, within each chamber each section or jurisdiction is headed by a principal judge. In most cases, decisions are made by a judge and two other members, although this can vary between chambers and sections, depending on the case concerned. In most cases, appeals against decisions of the First-tier Tribunal can be made to the Upper Tribunal, but only with the permission of the First-tier Tribunal or the Upper Tribunal. Before deciding whether to grant permission to Appeal to the Upper Tribunal, the First Tier Tribunal must consider whether to subject its own decision to'Reconsideration'. In the case of Criminal Injuries Compensation and Asylum Support cases, there is technically no right of appeal, but a decision may be reviewed by way of an application to the Upper Tribunal for judicial review of the First-tier Tribunal's decision. Tribunals, Ministry of Justice Tribunal Decisions, Judiciary of England and Wales

Yale Apartments

The Yale Apartments known as The Yale, is a seven-story building located in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. It is an important "first generation" residential high-rise, a building type made possible by advances in building structure and technology, reflects the great growth in real estate development which typified the city in the 1890s; the building is a large-scale example of Romanesque Revival architecture style popularized by the buildings of Henry H. Richardson, exhibits excellent craftsmanship in both materials and detailing; the Yale Apartments possesses a rare interior atrium, ringed with galleries and topped by a glass-and-metal skylight. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 5, 1998, designated a Chicago Landmark on April 9, 2003; the Yale was built as luxury apartments for the Chicago Exposition. In the late 1930s/early 1940s, the empty building was purchased and the interior gutted and converted to studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments.

One top floor apartment had the addition of a staircase up to a rooftop room referred to as the penthouse