Barking is the eighth studio album by British electronic group Underworld, released on 2 September 2010. The lead single, "Scribble", produced with Welsh drum and bass producer High Contrast, was released on 28 June 2010; the band released a radio edit of the track for free download on their website on 13 May 2010. Each track on the album was written by band members Karl Hyde and Rick Smith in Essex, before being sent to producers well known for their contributions to trance and bass and dubstep; the album sees further collaboration with Mark Knight and D. Ramirez, whose 2009 single, "Downpipe", featured lyrics and vocals by Hyde. Barking received positive reviews from most music critics; the album debuted at number twenty-six on the UK Albums Chart, selling 5,146 copies in its first week. There are seven modified variations of the cover artwork - depending on edition and format - all created by John Warwicker; the album is named after an eastern borough of London. Barking received positive reviews from most music critics.
At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 67, based on 18 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews". Barry Walters of Spin wrote, "with production help from High Contrast and Paul Van Dyk, Underworld is freed up to focus on crafting memorable tunes that hark back to their electronica heyday, as well as more personal, coherent lyrics. Earnest emotions suit these dance-floor surrealists." BBC Music's Sarah Bee gave the album a positive review, stating: "There's a lightness and a jollity about their music which combines with an unabashed poignancy, there's a sense of deep contentment and peace about this album. They may not be sticking their necks out as pioneers now but it's not important – they are never less than themselves, superficial quibbles aside this is the sound of musicians with nothing to prove and everything to give." Record Collector reviewer Daryl Easlea said the album is "possibly Underworld’s poppiest yet retains their trademark dark heart".
She concluded: "With its tremendous focus, Barking ably demonstrates that, after six albums, Underworld remain the UK’s leading old-school dance combo." Michaelangelo Matos from The A. V. Club described the album as "in some ways, the most tuneful Underworld album yet, which isn’t saying a lot"; the NME gave the album a mixed review, stating that the album "tends to fail when it experiments", but praised the songs "Bird 1" and "Moon in Water" for being "in the vein of classic Underworld danceable and menacingly strange."Resident Advisor reviewer Ian Mathers said the duo "marries a renewed emphasis on the dance floor with unabashedly open-hearted lyrics", felt that "the songs here are a harmonious marriage of the classic, propulsive Underworld sound and the kind of techniques and textures that postdate most of their career." Ben Weisz of musicOMH gave the album a favourable review, concluded: "Barking is a mostly-solid album let down by a couple of weak links. It's not earth-shattering, there are no new Born Slippys, but it's well worth a listen."
Australian dance music website inthemix stated that "Barking will, as the frontman seems to suggest, take the group to a new audience – or realign them with the heady days of Born Slippy". Stephen Lussier of The Spill Magazine comments, "The album’s core echoes of a time when careful attention was taken in connecting electronica and vocal expression, thus making this an unquestionably more lyrically-driven album." A reviewer from Music Week felt that the album "is less of a return to form a continuation of what has come before, from the euphoric dance floor fillers of Between The Stars and Always Loved A Film to the gentle raw piano off closing track Louisiana with the end result reeking in nostalgia of the duo’s mid-90s heyday." In his review for Drowned in Sound, Alex Barker wrote: "This record can be seen as a work of celebration while residing in the comforting notion that they have proven all that they have to prove. Or it could be considered a somewhat lazy effort, a work more poppy than anything they have produced and one in which they know will sell well."
Standard edition – CD jewel case edition containing 9 tracks with an 8-page roll-fold booklet. Deluxe Edition – CD and DVD in a 3-panel cardboard packaging with 8-page roll-fold booklet, containing 9 tracks and a DVD with music videos for each track. Limited Edition – Box set containing book pack of 32-page artwork and the 9 track CD, an additional CD with alternate versions and a DVD with music videos for each track including two not present on the Deluxe Edition. In 2010 it was awarded a silver certification from the Independent Music Companies Association, which indicated sales of at least 30,000 copies throughout Europe
Barking Rugby Football Club
Barking RFC is an English rugby union team based in Barking, east London and play in the eighth tier of the English rugby union league system, London 3 Essex, having been relegated from London 2 South East at the end of the 2017-18 season. The club was founded under the name of Park Modern Old Boys. In 1926 the Park Modern School in Barking was founded and the headmaster decided that the school would play rugby, despite football being the most popular sport in the area; as a result, the Old Boys team was created four years and won 16 out of 19 games in its inaugural season. Old Boys continued to prosper after the Second World War. In 1974 they were declared no longer an Old Boys team, so were obliged to change their name to Barking Park RFC, which became Barking RFC in 1976. Barking were successful upon the introduction of leagues and moved up the league ladder. Jason Leonard, whose total of 119 caps as a prop was the world record from 2004 to 2006, began his club career at Barking. In 1989 Barking opened their current ground at Goresbrook and have remained there since.
They reached the National Leagues in 1994. After winning National Division Three South in the 2004–05 season, Barking enjoyed two seasons in National Division Two before being relegated in 2007; the season began with a crushing 63–10 defeat at the hands of newly promoted Mounts Bay, who were crowned champions. This set the tone for a season in which the Eastenders were staving off the threat of relegation. However, Barking survived by the narrowest of margins after defeating the team who had destroyed them on the opening day and finished the league as champions; the 16–14 win at Goresbrook was enough to send Bristol-based Clifton down by a single point and secure another season of National League rugby for Essex and London's East End. Comedian and actor Nick Frost, known for his many film and television collaborations with Simon Pegg, is an ex-player. London 1 champions: 1993-94 National League 2 South champions: 2004–05, 2009–10 Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules.
Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality. Essex RFU Official website
Pacific Missile Range Facility
The Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands is a U. S. naval facility and airport located five nautical miles northwest of the central business district of Kekaha, in Kauai County, United States. PMRF is multi-dimensional testing and training missile range; the US military and subcontractors favor its relative isolation, ideal year-round tropical climate and encroachment-free environment. It is the only range in the world where submarines, surface ships and space vehicles can operate and be tracked simultaneously. There are over 1,100 square miles of instrumented underwater range and over 42,000 square miles of controlled airspace; the base itself covers 2,385 acres. The base includes a 6,000-foot runway with operations and maintenance facilities, it has 70 housing units and various recreational facilities for those who can access the base. The base has support facilities at Port Allen, Makaha Ridge, Koke'e State Park; the base uses a portion of the nearby island of Niihau for a remotely operated APS-134 surveillance radar, an 1,100-acre Test Vehicle Recovery Site, the Perch Electronic Warfare site, multiple EW Portable Simulator sites, a Helicopter Terrain Flight training course.
In 1921, the land area known as the Barking Sands was acquired by the Kekaha Sugar Company and became a runway for private planes. In 1928 Charles Kingsford Smith, a record-setting Australian aviator, took off with his four-man crew from a sandy runway here to fly non-stop to Fiji, they had arrived in Hawaii at Wheeler Army Airfield, but left from Barking Sands as Wheeler was not long enough to take off with their heavy load. The U. S. Army acquired the land in 1940, named it Mana Airport, paved the runway. Additional land acquired in 1941 expanded the facility to 2,058 acres. Private airlines utilized the airport, World War II incurred a great deal of military flight operations; the base was designated Bonham Air Force Base in 1954. U. S. Navy operations at Bonham began with testing of the Regulus I missile. In 1958, the Pacific Missile Range Facility was established to support the growing demand of the Navy at Bonham. In 1964, the Pacific Missile Range Facility and Bonham was transferred to the Navy, becoming Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands.
In 1962, the U. S. military conducted the Frigate Bird Test of the Operation Dominic program near PMRF. The military launched an operational ballistic missile with a live warhead from the USS Ethan Allen, situated near PMRF; the nuclear warhead detonated in an air burst at 11,000 feet. The Navy is using PMRF to test "hit to kill" technology using direct collision of the anti-ballistic missile with its target; this destroys the target by using only kinetic energy from the force of the collision. The two Missile Defense Agency programs that utilize the range at PMRF are the Navy's Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System and the Army's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System, or THAAD; the THAAD program relocated their testing operations from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico and conducted its first demonstration at PMRF on 26 January 2007. On 27 April 2007, the U. S. military's sea-based missile defense system, the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System, showed it could intercept two targets when it destroyed a cruise missile and a short-range ballistic missile during a test off the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
The test marked eight out of ten times the Missile Defense Agency and U. S. Navy's Aegis missile defense system intercepted its target, but was the first time the system knocked out two targets at the same time; the Navy is working with the State of Hawaii and Kauai County to ensure the long-term viability of PMRF. For many decades, the land adjacent to PMRF was used for sugarcane fields, wholly compatible with operations at PMRF. Since Kekaha Sugar's closure, the Navy has become wary of "encroachment", incompatible developments, that might occur on the land next to the base. In order to ensure that PMRF can continue to safely conduct important research and training operations in the future, the Navy and some citizens of Kauai are seeking to permanently preserve the land adjacent to PMRF for agricultural purposes. Under the PMRF Agriculture Preservation Initiative the Navy would have the 6,000 acres of land adjacent to PMRF preserved for agricultural use. Although the Navy has stated that it would like to lease about 300 acres of land, it has stated that its main goal is not to purchase more land but to ensure the land continues to be used for agricultural purposes.
When North Korea threatened to launch Taepodong-2 ICBMs toward Hawaii in 2009, the US temporarily deployed a THAAD missile unit to the facility. The range hosted the following programs: Eastern Test Range WWVH, a time signal radio station on the grounds of the PMRF Hawaii World War II Army Airfields This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/. Maurer, Maurer, ed.. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II. Washington, D. C.: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556. Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands, official website PMRF Agriculture Preservation Initiative NMB Barking Sands Installation Overview at NavyUSA.org Pacific Missile Range Facility / NS Barking Sands at GlobalSecurity.org Resources for this airport: FAA airport information for BKH AirNav airpor
Barking Lodge is a small village in the parish of Saint Thomas close to the south-east coast of Jamaica. Barking Lodge was once a small sugar estate spanning 350 acres and worked by 150 slaves at the time of emancipation when the property belonged to Philip Forsyth and the heirs of Robert Lindsay, having been owned in 1811 by the heirs of Ambrose S. Carter. Ambrose S. Carter appears to have first settled the estate in the 1770s. Upon his death in the early 1790s, the plantation may have descended to the Forsyth and Lindsay families into whom Carter's daughters had married whilst another daughter made union with the Dickinson family. Ambrose Carter was latterly married to the owner of Newmarket plantation. Other Carters of the period became proprietors of the Essex and Wilmington estates whilst a family of Carters settled at Bath and one Carter married into the Worsfold family, it is not apparent. The prevalence of the name Carter in this quarter of St Thomas may be attributed to the Carters' slaveholding.
The names Carter and Lindsay are those native to Barking Lodge. When sugar production was abandoned, in 1847 Barking Lodge amalgamated with the nearby properties of Unity and Airy Mount under the ownership of Alexander Barclay. Maps suggest the geography and layout of the village to have remained unchanged since this time and it is possible to identify the site of the former sugar works on Unity Road and the site of the overseer's house on Crockett Hill whilst the former slave village was located to the west and within the boundary of Crockett Hill. Alexander Barclay came to Jamaica from England in 1805 and authored A Practical View of the Present State of Slavery in the West Indies, an apologia for slavery. Barclay led a notable public life, serving as Custos and Assemblyman for St. Thomas parish known as St. Thomas-in-the-East, but continues to spark controversy; when the global financial institution Barclays Bank was accused of having historical links with the slave trade by which the firm profited, Alexander Barclay was presumed to be one of the slave-holding Barclays who had founded the company.
Though Barclays refute those accusations and claim categorically that there is no connection, members of the black community in America angrily protested in 2007 at the bank's sponsorship of the New Jersey Nets basketball arena located in the Brooklyn area populated by Afro-Americans. Friends of Barking Lodge, a group which collects and preserves historical records relating to the village
Barking (UK Parliament constituency)
Barking is a constituency formed in 1945. Hodge chaired the Public Account Committee for which she was made DBE; the area has elected Labour MPs since its creation in 1945, on strong majorities of 20.4% of the vote or greater. The rise in support for the British National Party since the turn of the 21st century saw the party attain 17% of the vote at the 2005 general election. Party members and supporters were optimistic that the party would soon make the breakthrough into UK parliament, party leader Nick Griffin stood in Barking for the 2010 general election. However, his performance in Barking was poor as he polled 14.8% of the vote and Margaret Hodge retained the seat with more than half of the vote. During the run-up to the 2010 election, filmmaker Laura Fairrie had access to the British National Party and Labour Party campaigns and produced a documentary The Battle for Barking, premiered on More 4 on 30 November 2010. Bucking the national trend, the incumbent MP Margaret Hodge doubled her majority at the 2010 general election.
The 2015 result for Hodge made the seat the 53rd safest of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority. Set in the east of Greater London, the Barking constituency is one of the areas identified for London's planned expansion in housing; the Barking Riverside regeneration project aims to create new homes and services on the site of the former power station. Having returned Labour MPs since 1945, Margaret Hodge has served as the MP for the seat since 1994. A challenge from the British National Party in 2005 saw the Labour vote reduced by over 13% at the 2001 general election; the BNP, with 16.9% of the vote, out-polled the Liberal Democrats for third place and were 27 votes behind the Conservatives. At 7.4%, the seat has the 21st highest proportion of unemployed people amongst constituencies in England and Wales, according to 2011 UK Census data. It has the third-highest proportion of people from Africa. One in six identifies as Asian/Asian British. In 2010, Labour won with 54.3% of the vote, Conservatives 17.8%, BNP 14.6%.
In 2015, the UKIP vote increased to 23%, this was predicted as they came the runners up in every ward in the 2014 Barking and Dagenham Council election, they came within 200 votes of winning 4 seats on the council. In 2017, the UKIP vote collapsed, Labour and the Conservatives both increased their share of the vote, although Labour's increase of 10.1% saw them claim 67.8% of the vote overall, increasing their majority from 35.5% to 45.3%. The constituency has benefited from the Summer Olympics 2012 in London and its districts include a larger than average proportion of social housing and earners on low incomes. 1945–1974: The Municipal Borough of Barking. 1974–1983: The London Borough of Barking wards of Abbey, Gascoigne and Manor. 1983–1997: The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham wards of Abbey, Eastbury, Goresbrook, Manor and Thames. 1997–2010: The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham wards of Abbey, Cambell, Gascoigne, Longbridge, Manor and Thames. 2010–present: The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham wards of Abbey, Becontree, Gascoigne, Longbridge, Parsloes and Valence.
Following their review of parliamentary representation the Boundary Commission for England recommended that the wards of Alibon and Valence be transferred from the old Dagenham constituency to Barking, that following a review of ward boundaries a small part of River ward be transferred from Barking to help form the new Dagenham and Rainham constituency. These boundaries were first contested for the 2010 general election. Under this review, consulted on in 2016, Alibon and Valence Wards would transfer out to Dagenham-and-Rainham constituency, Goodmayes and Mayfield Wards would transfer in from Ilford South constituency. Notes References Politics Resources Electoral Calculus
Barking is a suburban town in East London and the administrative centre of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. It is 10 miles east of Charing Cross, it was an ancient parish in the county of Essex. Its economic history is characterised by a shift from fishing and farming to market gardening and industrial development south of the River Thames; the railway station opened in 1854 and has been served by the London Underground since 1908. As part of the suburban growth of London in the 20th century, Barking expanded and increased in population due to the development of the London County Council estate at Becontree in the 1920s, became a municipal borough in 1931, part of Greater London in 1965. In addition to an extensive and low-density residential area, the town centre forms a large retail and commercial district a focus for regeneration; the former industrial lands to the south are being redeveloped as Barking Riverside. Its name came from Anglo-Saxon Berecingas, meaning either "the settlement of the followers or descendants of a man called Bereca" or "the settlement by the birch trees".
In AD 735 the town was Berecingum and was known to mean "dwellers among the birch trees". By AD 1086, it had become Berchingae. In British slang "Barking" is short for "barking mad", Barking is sometimes cited as the origin of the phrase, attributed to the alleged existence of a medieval insane asylum attached to Barking Abbey. However, the phrase first appeared in the 20th century. A more derivation is from comparing an insane person to a mad dog. Barking was a large ancient parish of 12,307 acres in the Becontree hundred of Essex, it was divided into the wards of Chadwell, Ilford and Town. A local board was formed for Town ward in 1882 and it was extended to cover Ripple ward in 1885. In 1888 Ilford and Chadwell were split off as a new parish of Ilford, leaving a residual parish of 3,814 acres; the parish became Barking Town Urban District in 1894 and the local board became an urban district council. The urban district was incorporated as the Municipal Borough of Barking in 1931, it was abolished in 1965 and split, with the majority merged with the former area of the Municipal Borough of Dagenham to form the London Borough of Barking.
The part west of the River Roding, which included part of Beckton, became part of the London Borough of Newham. In 1980 the borough was renamed Dagenham. Barking's population was 48,340 in 2011; the manor of Barking was the site of Barking Abbey, a nunnery founded in 666 by Eorcenwald, Bishop of London, destroyed by the Danes and reconstructed in 970 by King Edgar. The celebrated writer Marie de France may have been abbess of the nunnery in the late 12th century. At the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1536, Barking Abbey was demolished; the parish church is an example of Norman architecture. A charter issued between 1175 and 1179 confirms the ancient market right; the market has since been revived. St Margaret's Church is a grade I listed building in the Abbey Green area of the Town Centre, dating back to the 13th century, it is built within the grounds of Barking Abbey, a former royal monastery, whose ruins are recognisable for its restored Grade-II* Listed Curfew Tower, which features on the coat of arms of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
Eastbury Manor House in Barking is a Grade I listed 16th century Elizabethan manor house and museum run by the National Trust. Fishing was the most important industry from the 14th century until the mid-19th. Salt water fishing began before 1320, when too fine nets were seized by City authorities, but expanded from the 16th century. Fisher Street was named after the fishing community there. From about 1775 welled and dry smacks were used as cod boats, rigged as gaff cutters. Fishermen sailed as far as Iceland in the summer, they served Billingsgate Fish Market in the City of London, moored in Barking Pool. Scymgeour Hewett, born on 7 December 1797, founded the Short Blue Fleet based in Barking, using smacks out of Barking and east coast ports. Around 1870 this fleet changed to gaff ketches that stayed out at sea for months, using ice for preservation of fish produced by flooding local fields in winter. Fleeting involved fish being ferried from fishing smacks to gaff cutters by little wooden ferry-boats.
The rowers had to stand. Rowers refused to wear their bulky cork lifejackets. At first the fast 50-foot gaff cutters with great booms projecting beyond the sterns raced the fish to port to get the best prices; until about 1870 the trade was in live fish, using welled smacks in which the central section of the hull, between two watertight bulkheads, was pierced to create a'well' in which seawater could circulate. Cod caught live were lowered into this well, with their swim bladders pierced, remained alive until the vessel returned to port, when they were transferred to semi-submerged'chests,' cages, which kept them alive until they were ready for sale. At this point they were pulled out and killed with a blow on the head before being despatched to market, where because of their freshness they commanded a high price. People who practised this method of fishing were known as'codbangers.'By 1850 there some 220 smacks, employin
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
Barking and Dagenham is a London borough in East London, England. It lies around 9 miles east of Central London, it is an Outer London borough and the south is within the London Riverside section of the Thames Gateway. At the 2011 census it had a population of 187,000, the majority of which are within the Becontree estate; the local authority is Dagenham London Borough Council. Barking and Dagenham was one of six London boroughs to host the 2012 Summer Olympics; the borough was formed in 1965 by the London Government Act 1963 as the London Borough of Barking. The constituent parts were all of the Municipal Borough of Barking and the greater part of the Municipal Borough of Dagenham. At the time of the amalgamation the combined population of Barking and Dagenham was around 180,000, the northern tip of Dagenham having been incorporated into Redbridge and a small area of Barking in Newham; the borough was renamed Barking and Dagenham in 1980. In 1994 the part of the Becontree estate in Redbridge was transferred to Dagenham.
The area covered by Mayesbrook Park in the Borough was once part of the historic Manor of Jenkins, seat of the Fanshawe family. The borough borders the London Borough of Havering to the east with the River Rom forming part of the boundary, it borders the London Borough of Newham to the west with the River Roding forming much of the border. To the south is the River Thames which forms the borough's boundary with the London Borough of Bexley and the Royal Borough of Greenwich. To the north the borough forms a thin protrusion between Havering and the London Borough of Redbridge in order to encompass Chadwell Heath. 530 hectares within the borough are designated as part of the Metropolitan Green Belt. The borough's major districts include Barking and Dagenham, it borders five other London boroughs: Newham, Redbridge and Greenwich and Bexley to the south of the Thames. Much of the housing of the borough was constructed by the London County Council during the interwar period of 1921-1939. Major settlement of the area escaping slum conditions in the East End of London, occurred during this period when the new motor and chemical industries such as the Ford Motor Company plant at Dagenham were set up.
Since the decline of these industries in the 1980s, employment has shifted towards service sector jobs. Much of the borough is within the London Riverside area of the Thames Gateway zone and is the site of considerable house building and other development. A £500 million budget has been earmarked for redevelopment of the borough's principal district of Barking. In 1801, the civil parishes that form the modern borough had a total population of 1,937; this last industry employed 1,370 men and boys by 1850, but by the end of the century had ceased to exist. The population rose through the 19th century, as the district became built up; the population rose between 1921 and 1931, when the London County Council developed the Becontree Estate. This public housing development of 27,000 homes housed over 100,000 people, split between the urban district councils of Ilford and Barking. People were rehoused from the slums of the East End. In 1931, the Ford Motor Company relocated to a 500 acres site at Dagenham, in 1932 the District line was extended to Upminster.
After World War II, further public housing projects were built to rehouse the many Londoners made homeless in the Blitz. As industry declined during the 1960s, the population entered a long decline, but has now begun to rise again with new housing developments on brownfield sites. In 2013 Barking and Dagenham has England's largest fertility rate: 2.58. At the time of the 2011 census, 49.5% of the borough's community identified themselves as white British. Barking and Dagenham has been affected by immigration, with the white British population having dropped 30.6% from 2001 to 2011 - the second largest decrease in the country, behind neighbouring Newham. The population of non-UK born residents increasing by 205%; the largest decrease of White British occurred in the Longbridge ward, the Abbey ward, which contains the main Barking area. The smallest decrease was in the Eastbrook ward; the largest minority communities were of Asian heritage. Barking and Dagenham had by far the largest decrease of the 65+ population, having dropped 20% between 2001 and 2011.
There were 69,700 households in the borough in 2011, up 3.6% from 2001. The borough had the largest proportion of school-age population of all the local authorities in England and Wales, 21.4%, at the 2011 census. The borough's pre-school population rose by 49.1% from 2001 to 2011, by far the largest increase in London. The following table shows the ethnic group of respondents in the 2001 and 2011 census in Barking and Dagenham; the borough is covered by two parliamentary constituencies: Barking. The borough is within the City and East London Assembly constituency, returning John Biggs AM, as the directly elected Assembly Member. Barking and Dagenham is part of the London constituency in the European Parliament; the council has a mayor, elected at the council annual general meeting by councillors. The mayor must be a serving councillor; the mayor performs ceremonial duties in the borough. There are 17 wards in the boroug