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Barons Court tube station

Barons Court is a London Underground station in West Kensington in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Greater London. This station serves the Piccadilly line. Barons Court is between West Kensington and Hammersmith on the District line, between Earl's Court and Hammersmith on the Piccadilly line and is in Travelcard Zone 2. East of the station, the Piccadilly line descends into tunnel towards Earl's Court and the District line continues in a cutting to West Kensington; the station is the last open air stop for eastbound trains on the Piccadilly line until Arnos Grove and has cross-platform interchange with the District line. The station is in a deep brick sided cutting; the station is located on a short distance from Talgarth Road. East of the station, the Piccadilly line descends into tunnel towards Earl's Court and the District line continues on the surface to West Kensington. West of the station, both Piccadilly line and District line continue to Hammersmith station; the tracks through Barons Court were first laid on 9 September 1874 when the District Railway opened an extension from Earl's Court to Hammersmith.

When the line was constructed the area now known as "Barons Court" was open fields and market gardens to the west of the hamlet of North End and there was no call for a station between North End and Hammersmith stations. However, by the beginning of the 20th century, the area had been developed for housing and, on 9 October 1905, the District Railway opened a stationto serve these new developments and in preparation for the opening of the Great Northern and Brompton Railway under construction; the GNP&BR began operations on 15 December 1906, running between Finsbury Park. The former Formula One driver B. Bira, a member of the Thai Royal family, was found dead at the station in December 1985; the station building was constructed to a design by Harry Ford in a style similar to that used at Earl's Court and Hammersmith and is now a Grade II listed building as it retains many of its original features, including terracotta facing and Art Nouveau lettering. The wooden benches on the platform with the station name along the back on enamelled metal panels are a unique feature on the entire London Underground.

The station has two island platforms to provide an interchange between the two lines - the inner pair of tracks is used by the Piccadilly line and the outer tracks by the District line. The station building has been Grade II listed since 14 February 1985; the name Barons Court is inspired by the Baronscourt estate in Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland, where Sir William Palliser, who built part of the area, may have had connections. Unlike Earl's Court station, Barons Court is written without an apostrophe; the typical off-peak service in trains per hour is: 12tph eastbound to Upminster 6tph westbound to Ealing Broadway 6tph westbound to RichmondThere is a morning service every day from Acton Town to Edgware Road and a late evening service from Edgware Road to Ealing Broadway on Sundays only. The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is as follows: 18 tph eastbound to Cockfosters 3 tph eastbound to Arnos Grove 6 tph westbound to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and 5 6 tph westbound to Heathrow Terminals 4 and 2 & 3 3 tph westbound to Northfields 3 tph westbound to Rayners Lane 3 tph westbound to Uxbridge Ealing and West London College's Hammersmith site is across Talgarth Road on Gliddon Road.

The Queen's Club, location of the Aegon Championships tennis tournament, is at the end of Palliser Road. The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, is on the Talgarth Road. Margravine Cemetery Charing Cross Hospital is nearby, is advertised at the station exit. "Barons Court". Photographic Archive. London Transport Museum. Archived from the original on 9 February 2014. Entrance to GNP&BR tunnel between District Railway tracks, 1906. In the distance can be seen the Great Ferris wheel at Earl's Court exhibition ground. Barons Court station, 1916 Booking hall, 1939 View of platforms, 1983

Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C.

Maccabi Tel Aviv Football Club is an Israeli football club and part of the Maccabi Tel Aviv sports club. Founded in 1906 as the HaRishon Le Zion-Yafo Association, it is the oldest and most decorated football club in Israel. With the establishment of the city of Tel Aviv in 1909, the club changed its name to Maccabi Tel Aviv. In 1922, it became the first Jewish football club to participate in local competitions; the meaning of the name Maccabi –'there is no one like you among the gods' – forms an integral part of the character of the team, which took the Star of David as their logo to represent the Jewish people. Maccabi Tel Aviv have won more titles than any other Israeli club, winning 22 League Championships, 23 prestigious State Cups and an additional five Toto Cups, as well as two AFC Champions League until Israel were expelled from the AFC in 1974. Maccabi Tel Aviv is the only Israeli football team that have never been relegated from the Israeli Premier League and one of only three Israeli teams to progress to the UEFA Champions League group stage.

The club is named after the Maccabees and invest a lot in the development and nurturing of young talent. The club's youth system operate football academies at three sites in the Tel Aviv area, working with over 750 children aged 6–15; the club runs 17 youth teams with 400 players between 9 and 19 years old. These teams tend to compete successfully in local and national leagues. In the early 1920s, despite the absence of an organised league, Maccabi Tel Aviv were known as the strongest football team in the country and were invited to numerous friendly matches against British teams of the local Mandate. Official tournaments began taking place in 1928 with the establishment of the Football Association and FIFA's recognition of Israeli football. In 1929, the team won their first trophy after beating Maccabi Hashmonai Jerusalem 4-0. Maccabi took the championship again one year with a 2-1 victory over the British Army's 48th regiment and a third in 1933, when Hapoel Tel Aviv were beaten, 1–0. In 1936, the club was invited to play in the United States.

On their way, Maccabi played in losing, 2 -- 0, to Racing Paris and 3 -- 1 to Lille. In the United States, Maccabi defeated the All-star team of New York City in front of 50,000 in Yankee Stadium. Maccabi defeated the American Soccer League team in Brooklyn and Philadelphia on their home ground, 1–0, played in Canada, where they drew, 1–1, with Toronto All-Stars. Maccabi continued their tour in lost, 3 -- 2, to St. Louis Stars and the Boston Celtics. After returning from the United States, Maccabi players went on strike because they had not been paid. In 1937, after a year of strike action, the Football Association accepted their demands and the team ended their strike. In that year, Maccabi Tel Aviv won their first league title. In 1939, after the start of World War II, Maccabi won their second championship. At the end of the season, Maccabi went to another tour, this time to Australia where they were advertised as the "Palestine" team and the Maccabi Palestine team, they played 18 games, winning 11, losing 5 and drawing 2.

The games were against State sides, regional sides and five "tests" against the Australian national team, winning one, drawing one and losing three. In 1941 Maccabi won their first "double", Winning both the league and State Cup, beating Hapoel Tel Aviv, 2–1, in the final. Between 1941 and 1945 the league was suspended because of the war, but Maccabi continued playing friendly matches. In 1946, the league was still suspended but the State Cup returned with Maccabi beating Hapoel Rishon LeZion, 6–0, on aggregate in the final. In 1947, the league resumed, Maccabi won it, reached the cup final. In the match against Beitar Tel Aviv at the Hatikva Neighborhood Stadium Maccabi were winning, 3–2, when the referee disallowed a goal by Beitar; the Beitar players and their supporters stormed at the referee and Yom-Tov Mansherov, defender of Beitar Tel Aviv, snapped the Cup. As a result, the referee ended the game and Maccabi were awarded a technical victory, thus winning a second double. Forty-five years the cup was found in Petah Tikva.

This decade is considered Maccabi Tel Aviv's "Golden Age", in which they won five championships and four Israel Football Association Cups. The "Golden Age" began with the establishment of the State of Israel, with Maccabi Tel Aviv winning the league title in the 1949–50 season; the deciding match of the season was the second Tel Aviv derby against Hapoel Tel Aviv, which Maccabi won, 1–0, thanks to a goal from striker Yosef "Yosale" Merimovich that sealed Maccabi Tel Aviv's first post-independence championship title. Merimovich was just one member of a squad of outstanding players that left Maccabi Tel Aviv unchallenged in their domination of the Israeli Premier League during the 1950s; that squad included the likes of defenders Itzhak Schneor and Eli Fuchs, goalkeeper Avraham Bandouri, striker Zvi Studinski and of course the club's legendary centre forward Yehoshua "Shiye" Glazer. Glazer, who won the top scorer title in 1952 with 27 goals, is considered Maccabi Tel Aviv's greatest striker and was the Club's highest goal scorer until Avi Nimni broke his record in 2003.

The 1951–52 season was Maccabi's second league title after the establishment of the State, which they won by eight points ahead of Maccabi Petah Tikva, though they lost the IFA Cup final. That loss only inspired them to win an historic first double in the 1953–54 season, once again winning the league ahead of Maccabi Petah Tikva; that year's Cup final provide

Hara Saabha Vimocchana Perumal Temple

Hara Saabha Vimochana Perumal Temple in Thirukandiyur, a village in the outskirts of Thiruvayaru in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil canon of the Azhwar saints from the 6th–9th centuries AD, it is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, worshipped as Hara Saabha Vimochana and his consort Lakshmi as Kamalavalli. The temple is believed to have been built by the Medieval Cholas of the late 8th century AD, with contributions from Vijayanagar kings and Madurai Nayaks. A granite wall surrounds its bodies of water; the temple has the temple's gateway tower. Hara Saabha Vimochana is believed to have appeared to Hindu gods Brahma and Shiva, King Mahabali. Six daily rituals and four yearly festivals are held at the temple, of which the Panguni Brahmostavam, celebrated during the Tamil month of Panguni, is the most prominent; the temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamil Nadu.

As per the account in Brahmanda Purana, the Hindu god of creation and Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction, had five heads. Parvati, the wife of Shiva, once got worshipped Brahma, instead of her husband. Shiva cut off one of Brahma's heads. To get rid off the sin, Shiva worshipped the god Vishnu at Thirukarambanur as Bhikshatana, where a part of his sin was relieved. Shiva freed himself from the sin after visiting Vishnu at Thirukandiyur and taking a holy dip in the temple tank, Kamala Pushkarani. Since Vishnu relieved the sin of Shiva, the temple is called Hara Saabha Vimochana Temple. After the incident, the tank came to be known as Kapala Theertham. Shiva was pleased and he built the Hara Sabha Vimochana temple and built a temple for himself near it; as per another legend, the consort of Vishnu requested Shiva to cut off one of Brahma's heads as she felt that Vishnu would ignore her and show all his affection towards Brahma. Sage Bhrigu, King Mahabali and the moon-god Chandra expiated their sins.

Sage Bhrigu, once wanted to test the superior of the Trinity of Brahma and Shiva. He kicked Vishnu in his chest in anger. Chandra sinned by seducing his guru's wife; the temple is believed to have been built by the Medieval Cholas of the late 8th century AD, with contributions from Vijayanagar kings and Madurai Nayaks. In modern times, the recorded temple renovation was carried out in 1984 under the aegis of seer Sri Thirukudanthai Vedanta Ramanuja Mahadesikan; the renovation is 2003. The works involved renovation of the gateway tower and the shrines of Hara Saabha Vimocahana and Kamalavalli; the oldest deities of the temple are found to be that of Navneetha Krishna. It is believed that Tipu Sultan, the king of Mysore fought and won a war at this place and became a devotee of the temple. Hara Saabha Vimocchana Perumal Temple is located in Thirukandiyur, a village located between Thiruvayyaru and Thanjavur, in between the rivers Cauvery and Kudamaurutti; the temple has an adjoining granite wall that surrounds the temple.

The temple occupies an area of 1 acre and is located in the between the rivers Kudamurutti and Vennar. The temple is located 2 km away from Thiruvayaru in Thanjavur district; the temple has two precincts and the main gateway faces the east. The central shrine houses the image of Hara Saabha Vimochana Perumal in standing posture; the sanctum is approached through two halls, the Garuda Mandapam and the Maha Mandapam. Kapala Moksha Pushkarani, located on the west side of the temple is the major water body associated with the temple, while the Mahabali Theertham is located opposite to it; the shrine of the consort of Hara Saabha Vimochana, Kamalavalli or Kamala Nachiyar, is located in the first precinct. The second precinct houses the shrines for Narasimha, Andal and Desika; the temple is revered in Nalayira Divya Prabandham, the 7th–9th century Vaishnava canon, by Thirumangai Azhwar in ten hymns. The temple is classified as a Divyadesam, one of the 108 Vishnu temples that are mentioned in the book.

The temple is one of the few historical temples in India where the images of Hindu trimurti, Vishnu and Brahma are housed in the same premises. It is one of the two temples in Chola Nadu where the trimurti can be seen in the same premises, the other being Uttamar Kovil near Tiruchirapalli; the shrines of Brahma and his consort Saraswati were dilapidated during the course of time. The place is called by different names like Kandiyur, Kandana Kshetram and Pancha Kamala Kshetram, is believed that devotees get relieved off their Brahmahatti Dosha after visiting the temple; the temple is considered older than Srirangam Ranganathaswamy temple and believed to be in existence from the Treta Yuga. The temple priests perform the pooja on a daily basis; as at other Vishnu temples of Tamil Nadu, the priests belong to the Vaishnavaite community, a Brahmin sub-caste. The temple rituals are performed six times a day: Ushathkalam at 7 a.m. Kalasanthi at 8:00 a.m. Uchikalam at 12:00 p.m. Sayarakshai at 6:00 p.m. Irandamkalam at 7:00 p.m. and Ardha Jamam at 10:00 p.m.

Each ritual has three steps: alangaram and deepa aradanai for both Hara Saabha Vim