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Beddington

Beddington is a suburban settlement in the London Borough of Sutton on the boundary with the London Borough of Croydon. Beddington is formed from a village of the same name which until early the 20th century still included land which became termed as Wallington; the BedZED low energy housing estate is, in non-ecclesiastical terms, in the neighbouring locality of Hackbridge. The latter was in the 13th century shown on local maps as Hakebrug, named after a bridge on the River Wandle; the locality has a landscaped wooded park at Beddington Park – known as Carew Manor. The population of Beddington according to the 2011 census is 21,044. Beddington forms part of the Carshalton and Wallington constituency, represented in Westminster by Liberal Democrat Tom Brake since 1997. Of the six councillors that Beddington elects to Sutton Council, three are Liberal Democrats and three are Independents; the village lay in Wallington hundred and until the 19th century was in secular and ecclesiastical terms a large parish in its own right.

Wallington was for centuries a manor in Beddington parish and although known as a shorthand for the area stretching from Cheam to Addington and from Chaldon to Mitcham. Wallington superseded Beddington's former area completely in the early 20th century; the settlement appears in the Domesday Book as Beddinton held by Robert de Watevile from Richard de Tonebrige and by Miles Crispin. Its Domesday Assets were: 6 hides, it rendered: £19 10s 0d per year to its feudal system overlords. In 1901 it consisted of 3,127.5 acres, of which 1,439 acres were arable land, 614 permanent grass and 45 woods. As this was before the expansion of Wallington, it extends on the south over the chalk downs at Roundshaw and northwards on to the London Clay. Lavender and medicinal herbs were grown commercially in the parish; the population in 1901 was 4,812. The parish was bounded on the north by Mitcham Common, the three parishes of Croydon and Mitcham met on the railway line by Beddington Lane station; the 1911 Victoria County History documents Beddington in the period of its shrinkage.

Wallington is now more urban than Beddington. In prehistoric times it appears to have been the more important place, since it gave its name to the hundred, it is possible that the Roman remains mentioned above may be a relic of a important place, that its name may preserve the memory of the Wealas, the Romanized Britons, whom the Suthrige found here when Britain was becoming England. In historical records, Wallington is not a place of importance. There was a chapel. In Bishop Willis's visitation of 1725 the chapel is described as used for a barn, no service having taken place, it was ruinous in the century and was pulled down in 1797. There were extensive common fields, as was usual in the parishes on the north side of the chalk range, they were inclosed under an Act of 1812. In 1835 a system of allotments was established. A few old houses remain at Wallington Corner, but none of these appear to date from earlier than the beginning of the 19th century. A parish hall was built at Wallington in 1888, following its church and parish being set up in 1867.

Holy Trinity Church school was built in 1896. Thus it came about. A static inverter plant of HVDC Kingsnorth stood here in the late 20th century; the Domesday Book mentions two Mills at Beddington, the current one is thought to have been the site of one of these. Once erroneously thought to have been owned in the late 16th century by Sir Walter Raleigh, an early 17th-century lease shows that it was in fact owned by the Carew family as a flour mill. In 1805 it was a snuff mill with a new owner, it changed hands several times before being burnt down and replaced by the current building in 1891-2 by Wallis & Co as a flour mill and bakery; the old – 18th-century or earlier – mill house remains to this day. Beddington Park was the former manor house of the Carew family, lost to money lenders and bad debts by Charles Hallowell Hallowell Carew in the 1850s; the Domesday Book mentions two Beddington estates and these were united by Nicholas Carew to form Carew Manor in 1381. The Manor, once a medieval moated house, was home to the Royal Female Orphanage from 1866 until 1968.

It now contains Carew Manor School. In about 1591 Sir Walter Raleigh secretly, without royal permission, married one of Queen Elizabeth I's maids of honour, Elizabeth Throckmorton of Carew Manor. Raleigh spent time in the Tower of London for this and Elizabeth was expelled from the court but the marriage appears to have been a genuine love-match and survived the imprisonment. A popular story is that when Raleigh was beheaded by James I in 1618, Elizabeth claimed his embalmed head and kept it in a bag for the rest of her life, his body was buried in St Margaret's, after his wife's death 29 years Raleigh's head was returned to his tomb and interred at St. Margaret's Church. Local myths claim the head remains in Beddington park or was inherited by his son and buried with him; the Grade I listed great hall, containing a fine hammerbeam roof, surv

Alampur, Jogulamba Gadwal district

Alampur is a town situated in Jogulamba Gadwal district, in the Indian state of Telangana. Alampur is the meeting point of the sacred rivers Tungabhadra and Krishna and is referred to as Dakshina Kashi and the Western Gateway of Srisailam, the famous Shaivite pilgrim centre; the Sacredness of Alampur Temple is mentioned in the Skanda Purana. The principal deities at Alampur are Jogulamba, it is surrounded by the Nallamala hills. Alampur is situated on the left bank of the Tungabhadra river. According to The Imperial Gazetteer of India, Alampur was a taluk of Raichur district, Hyderabad State, it has an area of 184 square miles in 43 villages. Alampur was under the rule of Shatavahana Ishvakus of Nagarjunakonda, Badami Chalukyas, Kalyani Chalukyas, Vijayanagara Empire and Qutb Shahis of Golconda. Alampur was known as Halampuram, Hamalapuram And Alampuram. Under the name Hatampura, it was mentioned in the inscription dated AD 1101 and belongs to Western Chalukya Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI. Another inscription mentions construction of the temple by Vinayaditya Chalukya in 704 AD.

The Alampur Navabhrama Temples are important and reflect remarkable architectural skills. The Alampur temples are listed as an archaeological and architectural treasure on the official "List of Monuments" prepared by the Archaeological Survey of India under The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act. Since the original area of the temples at Alampur became submerged by the Sri Sailam Hydro-electric Project, the temples were relocated to higher ground; the uniqueness of this group of temples lies in their plan and design in the northern architectural style introduced by the Chalukyas of Badami between AD 650 and 750. The Yogamba temple is regarded as a Shakti Peetha; the mythology of Daksha yaga and Sati's self immolation is the origin story of Shakti Peethas. The original temple was grounded by Muslim invaders in 1390 A. D; the temple was rebuilt after 615 years. Shakti Peethas are shrines; the body parts of the corpse of Sati Devi has fallen in these places, when Lord Shiva carried it and wandered throughout Aryavartha in sorrow.

The 51 Shakti Peeth link to the 51 alphabets in Sanskrit. Alampur Navabrahma Temples include nine temples dedicated to Shiva; these temples date back to the 7th century A. D and were built by the Badami Chalukyas rulers who were patrons of architecture; the sacredness of Alampur Temple is mentioned in the Skanda Purana. It is mentioned. Lord Siva blessed him with the powers of creation. Therefore, the name Brahmeswara. Sangameshwara is derived from the word Sangam meaning confluence. Hence the temple is known as Kudavelly Sangameshwara Temple, it is said that Sangameshwara Temple was constructed by Pulakesi I and is fine example of Chalukyan Architecture. The population in 1901 was 30,222, compared with the 27,271 in 1891. Alampur, the headquarters, had a population of 4,182; as of 2001 India census, Alampur had a population of 9350. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Alampur has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Krishna river separates the taluk from Mahbubnagar district on the North and the Tungabhadra from Karnataka state. The confluence of these two rivers is situated in the extreme east of the taluk at Kudavelly Village; the village was submerged by construction of Srisailam dam. Glory of the past - Alampur Group of Monuments, Andhra Pradesh

Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992

The Sexual Offences Act 1992 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The Act provides for the lifelong anonymity of the victims and alleged victims of sexual offences, by prohibiting the publishing or broadcast of their identity, or information that might make their identity apparent, including their address or picture. Section 1 of the Act establishes the prohibition. Section 2 sets out the sexual offences covered, has been amended since, including due to the wholesale redefinition of sexual offences in England and Wales by the Sexual Offences Act 2003. Section 3 allows judges to waive anonymity on application from defendants and appellants if this is needed to help witnesses come forward or to avoid prejudicing their case, or if it is in the public interest; this provision is rarely used, though some victims waive their own anonymity to talk publicly about their cases. The Act was passed to address perceived deficiencies in an earlier and weaker form of identity protection for victims in cases of rape only, established by the Sexual Offences Act 1976.

Convictions under the Act resulting in fines, occur with some frequency in high-profile cases where members of the public less familiar with the law than the press or broadcast media name accusers on social media, though charges are brought against professional journalists. In some cases, such as where abuse has taken place within a family, the media may be unable to report the name of the offender, because this combined with details of the offence may indirectly reveal the identity of the victim; the Sexual Offences Act 1992, as amended, from the National Archives The Sexual Offences Act 1992, as enacted

Sarvesh Murari

Sarvesh Murari is an Indian cinematographer, who has worked in the Telugu and Tamil film industries. Sarvesh Murari is a cinematographer, he started his career as camera assistant and worked for films including Family Circus, Nuvvu Nenu and Aithe'. His first movie as the director of photography was Anukokunda Oka Roju directed by Chandra Sekhar Yeleti, received a further breakthrough following his work as the cinematographer of S. S. Rajamouli's Vikramarkudu. Sarvesh Murari notably worked as a second unit cameraman for Arundhathi, before branching into Tamil films in 2017 with two films featuring Raghava Lawrence. In January 2016, he announced his intentions of working as a director in the future. Pottu Sarvesh Murari on IMDb

Studio 2

Studio 2 was a daily current affairs newsmagazine on TVOntario in Ontario, Canada. The show won several Gemini Awards, was hosted by Steve Paikin and Paula Todd, first aired in 1994. TVOntario announced the program's termination on June 29, 2006; the final episode aired on June 30, was replaced that fall with a new series hosted by Paikin, The Agenda. Rather than a newscast style, Studio 2 tackled certain current news stories affecting many Canadians with a focus on Ontario. Regular topics on the show included healthcare, federal politics, provincial politics, foreign affairs, the environment, the arts and many others; the show performed a deep analysis with open discussions among experts or interviewing specific figures involved in the issues. Included were arts and current affairs documentary segments, live performance, in-depth personal interviews; the show was integrated with two other TVOntario series hosted by Paikin, Fourth Reading and Diplomatic Immunity, which used the same studio and production team and aired after Studio 2 on their respective nights, but were treated and billed as separate series rather than segments of Studio 2.

Fourth Reading had been in production for two years before Studio 2 premiered, while Diplomatic Immunity began as a segment on Studio 2 before being spun off into its own series in 1998. However, when Studio 2 was replaced with The Agenda, the new program subsumed both Fourth Reading and Diplomatic Immunity as well. "Studio 2". TVOntario. Archived from the original on 22 December 2007

Great Northern Rail Services

Great Northern Rail Services was a railway operator in Victoria, Australia. Great Northern Rail Services was incorporated in July 1993 and provided locomotives and train crews to other rail operators, ran general train operations and rail vehicle maintenance services in Victoria; the company was the first accredited and operational private rail operator in Victoria. The company ceased operations in November 2002 due to the increased public liability insurance costs. Great Northern Rail Services had its start in the leasing of locomotives, in particular to the National Rail, but expanded into other rail and rail related areas; the main areas of operation were: Infrastructure maintenance Maintenance of locomotives and freight wagons Locomotive leasing General train operations Hook & pull operations Terminal shunt and transfer Intermodal terminal operationIn November 1997 the company was the first private company to sign an Enterprise Agreement with the Public Transport Union - Locomotives Division and became the first private company to operate locomotives with its own crews on the Victorian rail network.

A timeline of the company: July 1993 Great Northern Rail Services incorporated July 1994 First locomotives hired to National Rail November 1994 First owned and operated locomotives on Public Transport Corporation network Operation of the first private commercial diesel hauled train in Victoria T373 and T381 converted to standard gauge for operation on the Melbourne to Adelaide standard gauge conversion project Great Northern undertake in-field maintenance of the Melbourne to Adelaide ballast wagon fleet June 1995 Contract with Australian National commences for the shunt, train examination and full servicing of The Overland in Melbourne Four Westrail J class locomotives acquired, extensive modifications undertaken for Driver Only shunt duties December 1997 The first track access agreement signed with VicTrack for access to the Victorian Network January 1998 First private locomotive and crew operated September 1998 Leasing of former TNT Contrans intermodal Terminal at Dynon, Melbourne August 1999 Leases Bendigo Workshops Forms joint venture with John Holland to operate the Public Transport Corporation's mechanised track maintenance and track audit functions September 2000 GM22 and GM27 hired to Lachlan Valley Rail Freight to operate services in New South Wales from Cooks River Container Terminal to Sandgate, the locomotives operating a charter to Mudgee November 2002 Public liability insurance costs force the operator to cease operations The fleet was obtained second hand from other operators, some being overhauled and returned to service, while others were acquired for spare parts.

The corporate livery consisted of burgundy with a broad red stripe along the side of the unit, dropping into a'V' at the front of the locomotive, a yellow pinstripe separating the colours similar by the 1950s Gulf and Ohio Railroad scheme. Locomotives purchased were: T373, T376, T377 and T381 from V/Line J102, J103, J104, J105 from Westrail. J104 was sold during the second half of 1996 to Rail Technical Services. GM10, 12, 14, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 27, 33, 35 and 41 from Great Southern Railroad S317 from the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre. T345 from a preservation group 4468, 4471, 4477, 4483, 4501, 4502, 4528 and 3532 from Rail Services Australia in mid 2000 Y145, T372 and T386 from V/Line but scrappedOf these locomotives, only T345, T373, T376, T377, T381, S317, GM10, GM22, GM27, J102, J103, J104, J105, 4468, 4471 and 4477 were returned to service. Great Northern ceased operating trains under their own accreditation from 20 November 2002 but continued under the control of Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia until 2 December 2003 when a management buyout was made.

The locomotives and operator accreditation of the company were acquired by Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia who sold the operator accreditation to Southern Shorthaul Railroad. Chief executive Geoff Tighe became business manager for El Zorro, another small rail freight operator. Railpage - El Zorro Locomotive Fleet Railpage - Southern Shorthaul Railroad Locomotive Fleet Locopage: Great Northern Rail Services locomotive fleet