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Bishop of Rochester

The Bishop of Rochester is the ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Rochester in the Province of Canterbury. The town of Rochester has the bishop's seat, at the Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary, founded as a cathedral in 604. During the late 17th and 18th centuries it was customary for the Bishop of Rochester to be appointed Dean of Westminster: the practice ended in 1802; the diocese covers West Kent which includes Medway and Maidstone. The bishop's residence is Rochester, his Latin episcopal signature is: " Roffen", Roffensis being the genitive case of the Latin name of the see. The office was created in AD 604 at the founding of the diocese in the Kingdom of Kent under King Æthelberht; the Diocese of Rochester was the oldest and smallest of all the suffragan sees of Canterbury. Founded by St Augustine, who in 604 consecrated St Justus as its first bishop; the diocesan territory consisted of the western part of Kent, separated from the rest of the county by the River Medway, though the diocesan boundaries did not follow the river closely.

The restricted territory of the diocese meant that it needed only one archdeacon to supervise all 97 parishes. From the foundation of the see the Archbishop of Canterbury had enjoyed the privilege of nominating the bishop, but Archbishop Theobald transferred the right to the Benedictine monks of the cathedral, who exercised it for the first time in 1148. Among those who called Assistant Bishop of Rochester, or coadjutor bishop, were: 1889–1891: Alfred Barry, a Canon of Windsor and former Anglican Bishop of Sydney 1994 – 1997: David Evans, Gen. Sec. of SAMS and former Bishop in Peru Diocese of Rochester website Rochester Cathedral website

RC Celta de Vigo

Real Club Celta de Vigo known as Celta Vigo or Celta, is a Spanish professional football club based in Vigo, Galicia playing in La Liga. It was founded on 23 August 1923 following the merger of Real Vigo Sporting and Real Fortuna Football Club. Nicknamed Os Celestes, they play in sky blue socks along with white shorts; the club's home stadium is the Abanca-Balaídos. Celta's name is derived from the Celts, its main rival is fellow Galician club Deportivo de La Coruña, with whom it contests the Galician derby. Celta have never won the league title nor Copa del Rey, although they have reached the final three times in the latter. One of the team's best seasons was 1970–71, when they finished unbeaten at home and were known as the "giant-killers". Celta qualified for the UEFA Cup for the first time; the club finished in their best-ever position of fourth in 2002–03, qualifying for the 2003–04 UEFA Champions League, where they were eliminated by Arsenal in the Round of 16. In the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League, Celta reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League for the first time, losing to Manchester United.

R. C. Celta de Vigo was formed as a result of the ambition of Vigo's teams to achieve more at national level, where the Basque sides had been their bête noire in the Spanish Championship; the idea was to merge both teams to create a more powerful team at national level. The standard-bearer of this movement was Manuel de Castro, known as "Handicap", a sports writer for the Faro de Vigo who, from 1915, began to write in his articles about the need for a unitarian movement; the slogan of his movement was "Todo por y para Vigo", which found support among the managers of Real Vigo Sporting and Real Club Fortuna de Vigo. It was backed unanimously when de Castro himself presented the motion at the assembly of the Royal Spanish Football Federation in Madrid on 22 June 1923. On 12 July 1923, at the annual general meetings of Vigo and Fortuna held at the Odeon Theatre and in the Hotel Moderno the merger was approved, thus the "Team of Galicia" was born. In the last AGM of Fortuna and Vigo to approve the formation of a new club held on 10 August 1923, the members decided upon the team's name.

Various names suggested include "Real Unión de Vigo", "Club Galicia", "Real Atlántic", "Breogán" and "Real Club Olimpico". The latter name was popular, but they decided on "Real Club Celta", an ethnic race linked to Galicia; the first president of Celta was the Count of Torre Cedeira. At this AGM, the squad was decided, which numbered 64 players in total and included some notable players from both Fortuna and Vigo: Goalkeepers: Isidro and Rubido Defenders: Otero, Pasarín, Juanito Clemente, Daniel y Kaíto Midfielders: Jacobo Torres, Queralt, Pombo, Cruces, Córdoba, Máximo y Bienvenido Forwards: Reigosa, Posada, Correa, Ramón González, Pinilla, Chicha, Miguelito y Casal, Park. Manager: Francis CuggyOn 9 May 1993, Celta de Vigo played its 1,000th game in La Liga. 1997 through to 2003 saw arguably the best results in Celta's history, this period They were dubbed "EuroCelta" by the Spanish press as a result of their European exploits, notable results included a 4–1 aggregate win against Liverpool in the 1998–99 UEFA Cup, a 4–0 second leg thumping of Juventus in the 1999–2000 UEFA Cup and a 7–0 home win against Benfica in the 1999–2000 UEFA Cup.

The club would qualify for the 2003–04 UEFA Champions League going out in the last 16 to Arsenal 5–2 on aggregate. Key players during the period included Alexander Mostovoi, Valery Karpin and Haim Revivo, though the squad relied upon other international players as well, such as goalkeeper Pablo Cavallero. Celta had a dramatic reversal of fortune in 2003–04. In the previous season, they finished fourth in the league, putting them in the third qualifying round of the Champions League. Celta entered the group phase after eliminating Slavia Prague, reached the last 16 before being knocked out by Arsenal. However, their domestic form was disastrous, finishing second-to-last in La Liga, thus sealing their relegation to the Segunda División. Although the squad was dismantled following the demotion, Celta earned an immediate return to the top flight after finishing second in 2004–05. In the 2005–06 season, they finished sixth earning a return once more to the UEFA Cup, they made it to the last 16 in that competition as well before losing to German side Werder Bremen.

The next year, 2006–07, Celta finished in 18th and were once again relegated to the Segunda División. At the end of June 2007, Celta avoided going into administration. However, if an agreement was not put in place between the club and its creditors within three months courts would declare the liquidation of the club's assets. Due to heavy debt, the club was forced to sell many players and make tremendous cuts in the club's finances. Since they have been relying on the reserve team, combined with some inexpensive signings. During the first three seasons in the Segunda División, the club struggled to avoid further relegation, all amid fears of the club's complete disappearance; this was a period of high instability, with constant changes of players. In the 2010–11 season, the signings of striker David Rodríguez, winger Enrique de Lucas and manager Paco Herr

North and East Operations Medal

The North and East Operations Medal was a decoration presented to servicepersons of the Military of Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka Police for service in the country's Northern and Eastern provinces during the course of the Sri Lankan Civil War. General requirements for eligibility applicable to members of the Sri Lanka Air Force and Sri Lanka Police, were 3 years of cumulative service in the two provinces between the 23 July 1982 and 1 January 2010. Army personnel are subject to a more specific set of rules, requiring 3 years of cumulative service in: Districts of Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mannar, Batticaloa and Ampara, Divisional secretarial divisions of Nochchiyagama and Wilachchiya of Anuradhapura District, Divisional secretarial divisions of Kalpitiya and Karuwalagaswewa of Puttalam District, Divisional secretarial divisions of Dimbulagala ana Kankapura of Polonnaruwa Districtto be considered eligible. Naval personnel are required to have served in: Eastern Naval Area, Northern Naval Area, North Central Naval Area, SLNS Vijaya to be eligible for the award.

As with other Sri Lankan military decorations, individuals required a formal recommendation from their immediate superiors and service commander to be considered for award. A maximum of two clasps could be awarded- the first for a cumulative 5-year service period and a second for a cumulative 10-year service period, subject to the rules of the service branch in question. Sri Lankan military awards and decorations Sri Lanka Army Sri Lanka Navy Sri Lanka Air Force Sri Lanka Police Ministry of Defence: Sri Lanka

Twyford and Stenson

Twyford and Stenson is a civil parish in the South Derbyshire district of Derbyshire, England. Located south of Derby on the Trent and Mersey Canal, it consists of two villages and its smaller neighbour Twyford. Between Stenson and Derby itself lies the busy A50 dual-carriageway and Stenson Fields, a large housing estate built between the early 1970s and late 1990s. Stenson Fields is constituted as a separate parish wholly within South Derbyshire District, but it is contiguous with the Sunny Hill and Littleover suburbs of Derby city; the parish of Stenson Fields was created in 1983 from parts of the parish of Barrow-upon-Trent and the parish of Twyford and Stenson. Called Sinfin Moor the name was changed to Stenson Fields to be in keeping with the geographical and historical place name of the area. Sinfin Moor is a large tract of land to the east of Stenson Sinfin proper. Sinfin Moor is a Regionally Important Geological Site. Part of the RIGS spills over into Stenson Fields close to the hamlet of Arleston.

Stenson Lock is lock number 6. It is the second deepest on the canal at 12' 6". There is a marina and a narrowboat builders. The'Stenson Bubble', after which the local waterside pub is named, is due to the sound, actual bubbles, the overflow stream to the south of the lock makes as it emerges forcefully into the canal below the lock through a culvert at the same level, or sometimes below, the canal surface itself. A railway line follows the line of part of a loop for freight bypassing Derby; this runs from the nearby Stenson Junction on the Derby-Birmingham line to Sheet Stores Junction at Sawley on the Midland Main Line. Stenson itself is parished with Twyford. A similar village about one mile on the north bank of the River Trent. Twyford and Stenson are mentioned in 1086 in the Domesday book; the book says under the title of “The lands of Henry de Ferrers”In Twyford and Stenson Leofric had four carucates of land to the geld. There is land for three ploughs. There are now two ploughs in demesne and four villans and five bordars with one plough and one mill rendering 5 shillings have one plough.

There is one mill rendering 2 shillings and 24 acres of meadow, woodland pasture one furlong long and one much broad. TRE worth eight pounds now four pounds.“ St Andrew's Church at Twyford is an unusual sight as from the outside it appears to be of brick construction with stone extensions and steeple. In fact the brickwork is just a fascia, it is about 220 yards from the River Trent which floods every winter but never, it seems, has the church been flooded. However it has been damaged by lightning in 1821 and a fire in 1910; the lower part of the tower dates from 1200. Local tradition tells of food being handed out to wayfarers from a stone-framed window in a nearby farmhouse; this charity was administered by monks from a religious house of the Knights Hospitallers at the village of Arleston. The river crossing at Twyford was mentioned in 1712, again in 1790, when it could carry two horses; the chain ferry linked the village with Milton on the far side of the river saving a long detour via Swarkestone Bridge.

Floods after the thaw of the Winter of 1963, saw the ferryboat swept away, it was never reinstated. The ferry posts that supported the chain, still remain on both sides of the river. List of crossings of the River Trent Stenson in the Domesday Book Twyford and Stenson: historical and genealogical information at GENUKI

Johnny Sheffield

For others with a similar name, see John Sheffield. Johnny Sheffield was an American child actor who, between 1939 and 1947, played Boy in the Tarzan film series and, between 1949 and 1955, played Bomba the Jungle Boy. Sheffield was born John Matthew Sheffield Cassan in Pasadena, the second child of actor Reginald Sheffield and Louise Van Loon, his older sister was Mary Alice Sheffield Cassan and his younger brother was William Hart Sheffield Cassan. His father was himself a former juvenile performer when he came to the United States from his native England, his mother, a native of New York City, was a Vassar College graduate with a liberal arts education who loved books and lectured widely. In 1938, Sheffield became a child star after he was cast in the juvenile lead of a West Coast production of the successful Broadway play On Borrowed Time, which starred Dudley Digges and featured Victor Moore as Gramps. Sheffield played the role of a long role for a child, he went to New York as a replacement and performed the role on Broadway.

The following year, his father read an article in The Hollywood Reporter that asked, "Have you a Tarzan Jr. in your backyard?" He believed he set up an interview. MGM was searching for a suitable youngster to play the adopted son of Tarzan in its next jungle movie with stars Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan; when he was 5 years old, Sheffield was taken to an audition where Weissmuller chose him over more than 300 juvenile actors interviewed for the part of "Boy" in Tarzan Finds a Son. In that same year, Sheffield appeared in the Busby Berkeley movie musical Babes in Arms with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, classmates of his at the studio school, he appeared with many other performers over the years, including Jeanette MacDonald, Pat O'Brien, Cesar Romero, Ronald Reagan and Beverly Garland. He played the childhood version of the title character in Knute Rockne, All American the most prestigious film in which he had a role. Sheffield played Boy in three Tarzan movies at MGM, in another five after the star and production of the movie series moved to RKO.

Brenda Joyce played Jane in the last three Tarzan movies. After he outgrew the role of Boy, the teenaged Sheffield went on to star in his own jungle movie series for Allied Artists. In 1949, he made the Jungle Boy with co-star Peggy Ann Garner. In all, he appeared as Bomba 12 times, more than any other character. Sheffield appeared in his last movie, as Bomba, in 1955, he made a pilot for a television series, Bantu the Zebra Boy, created and directed by his father, Reginald Sheffield. Although the production values were high compared to other TV jungle shows of the day, a sponsor was not found and the show was never produced as a weekly series. Sheffield enrolled in college to further his education, he worked for a time in Arizona. John and Patricia Sheffield were married in 1959 in Arizona, they had three children: Patrick and Regina. After leaving show business, Sheffield completed a business degree at UCLA. Turning his attention to other fields, he involved himself variously in farming, real estate and construction.

For a time, he was a representative for the Santa Monica Seafood Company importing lobsters from Baja California in Mexico. In his years Johnny Sheffield lived in Southern California where he wrote articles about his Hollywood years and sold copies of the TV pilot Bantu, the Zebra Boy on video. Sheffield's wife, said that he fell from a ladder while pruning a palm tree. Though his injuries seemed minor, he died of a heart attack four hours on October 15, 2010, in Chula Vista, aged 79. Best, Marc; those Endearing Young Charms: Child Performers of the Screen, pp. 235–239. Holmstrom, John; the Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995, Michael Russell, 1996, pp. 175–176. Dye, David. Child and Youth Actors: Filmography of Their Entire Careers, 1914-1985. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. 1988, pp. 213. Johnny Sheffield on IMDb "Matt's Bomba the Jungle Boy Movie Guide" Johnny Sheffield at Find a Grave

24 Hours of Daytona

The 24 Hours of Daytona known as the Rolex 24 At Daytona for sponsorship reasons, is a 24-hour sports car endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is run on a 3.56-mile combined road course, utilizing portions of the NASCAR tri-oval and an infield road course. Since its inception, it has been held on the last weekend of January or first weekend of February as part of Speedweeks, it is the first major automobile race of the year in the United States, it is the first race of the season for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The race has had several names over the years. Since 1992, the Rolex Watch Company is the title sponsor of the race under a naming rights arrangement, replacing Sunbank which in turn replaced Pepsi in 1984. Winning drivers of all classes receive a steel Rolex Daytona watch. In 2006, the race moved one week earlier into January to prevent a clash with the Super Bowl, which had in turn moved one week into February a few years earlier.

The race has been known as a leg of the informal Triple Crown of endurance racing, although it suffers from an increasing isolation from international Sports Car racing regulations, which have been eased in recent years. Shortly after the track opened, on April 5, 1959, a six-hour/1000 kilometer USAC-FIA sports car race was held on the road course. Count Antonio Von Dory and Roberto Mieres won the race in a Porsche, shortened to 560.07 miles due to darkness. The race utilized a 3.81-mile layout. In 1962, a few years after the track was built, a 3-hour sports car race was introduced. Known as the Daytona Continental, it counted towards the FIA's new International Championship for GT Manufacturers; the first Continental was won by Dan Gurney, driving a 2.7L Coventry Climax-powered Lotus 19. Gurney was a factory Porsche driver at the time, but the 1600-cc Porsche 718 was considered too small and slow for what amounted to a sprint race on a fast course. In 1964, the event was expanded to 2,000 km, doubling the classic 1000 km distance of races at Nürburgring and Monza.

The distance amounted to half of the distance the 24 Hours of Le Mans winners covered at the time, was similar in length to the 12 Hours of Sebring, held in Florida in March. Starting in 1966, the Daytona race was extended to the same 24-hour length as Le Mans. Unlike the Le Mans event, the Daytona race is conducted over a closed course within the speedway arena without the use of any public streets. Most parts of the steep banking are included, interrupted with a chicane on the back straight and a sweeping, fast infield section which includes two hairpins. Unlike Le Mans, the race is held in wintertime. There are lights installed around the circuit for night racing, although the infield section is still not as well-lit as the main oval. However, the stadium lights are turned on only to a level of 20%, similar to the stadium lighting setup at Le Mans, with brighter lights around the pit straight, decent lighting similar to street lights around the circuit. In the past, a car had to cross the finish line after 24 hours to be classified, which led to dramatic scenes where damaged cars waited in the pits or on the edge of the track close to the finish line for hours restarted their engines and crawled across the finish line one last time in order to finish after the 24 hours and be listed with a finishing distance, rather than dismissed with DNF.

This was the case in the initial 1962 Daytona Continental, in which Dan Gurney's Lotus 19 had established a lengthy lead when the engine failed with just minutes remaining. Gurney stopped the car at the top of just short of the finish line; when the three hours had elapsed, Gurney cranked the steering wheel to the left and let gravity pull the car across the line, to not only salvage a finishing position, but win the race. This led to the international rule requiring a car to cross the line under its own power in order to be classified; the first 24 Hour event in 1966 was won by Lloyd Ruby driving a Ford Mk. II. Motor Sport reported: "For their first 24-hour race the basic organization was good, but the various officials in many cases were out of touch and lacked the professional touch which one now finds at Watkins Glen." After having lost in 1966 at Daytona, Sebring and Le Mans to the Fords, the Ferrari P series prototypes staged a 1–2–3 side-by-side parade finish at the banked finish line in 1967.

The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 road car was given the unofficial name Ferrari Daytona in celebration of this victory.1966 saw Suzy Dietrich enter the 24 Hours event, driving a Sunbeam Alpine with Janet Guthrie and Donna Mae Mims. The trio finished 32nd and, along with another women's team in the race, became the first women's teams to finish an international-standard 24-hour race. Porsche repeated this show in their 1–2–3 win in the 1968 24 Hours. After the car of Gerhard Mitter had a big crash caused by tire failure in the banking, his teammate Rolf Stommelen supported the car of Vic Elford and Jochen Neerpasch; when the car of the longtime leaders Jo Siffert and Hans Herrmann dropped to second due to a technical problem, these two joined the new leaders while continuing with their car. So Porsche managed to put 5 of 8 drivers on the center of the podium, plus Jo Schlesser and Joe Buzzetta finishing in third place, with only Mitter being left out. Lola finished 1–2 in the 1969 24 Hours of Daytona; the wi