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Monkredding House, North Ayrshire

Monkredding formed a small estate in the Parish of Kilwinning, North Ayrshire lying between Kilwinning and Auchentiber on the B778. The property was held by the Tironensian monks of Kilwinning Abbey and was the'Monk's Garden', the rest home for the brothers. Monkcastle near Dalgarven was the abbot's country retreat. Monkredding remains in good condition and is in use as a private house in 2010. Between 1539 and 1545, the Nevin family obtained the lands of East and West Monkredding from Alexander, Abbot of Kilwinning. Thomas Nevin was the first secular proprietor of the lands, "part of the ancient halydom of Kilwinning, which about this time was beginning to be parcelled out by the Abbots, to whoever would best remunerate them for the ostensible gift, foreseeing that their own possession was becoming doubtful and unsteady." The old name of the place is stated as Monks Garden. Savio records; as well as security of tenure, feuing gave the right to the feuar to exploit any minerals on his lands. Thomas Nevin was able to sell the coal on his feu lands.

His family became so rich. Thomas Nevin, the first laird, was successful in the coal mining trade and was wealthy enough to start building the present mansion. Monkredding House, sometimes written as Monkreddin, is a small, much-altered'L' shaped fortalice, now with a large modern wing to the rear, dating from 1905, built to plans by Hugh Thomson, JP and architect working in Saltcoats, who built the porch and the Edwardian lodges. Monkredding's modern form surrounds three sides of a square, open to the north; the west wing and stair-tower are ancient. The west wing bears a date stone'1602 or 1605' in the north gable, whilst the remainder was added in 1638, this date being inscribed on a dormer pediment in the west wall. Whitewashed roughcast harling covers the masonry. No dormers are now present and the crow-steps have been removed; the 17th-century building was enlarged and re-orientated in the early 19th century when the principal facade and central entrance were extended south. Monkredding House is B Listed.

As stated, the tower was heightened returned to its original height, the work being part of the restoration carried out by the MacAlisters, including the enlargement of one of the two loopholes as a window. Alexandrina MacAlister saw the backdoor as being the front entrance and saw the building as once serving as a peel tower; the house is described as a ruin by McMichael in 1895 and an unroofed building, annotated as a ruin, is shown on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map, sheet xii. The 1775 map shows a mansion house with substantial woodland policies, as does Thomson's map of 1820. In the 1920s a large beech tree was found to be around 400 years old. Several large beeches still stand on the roadside opposite the old entrance, part of the old policies before the new road was built. A C-listed summerhouse is recorded at NS 323 454 The OS maps show that the first entrance off the Auchentiber Road, with its lodge,'Golconda' was abandoned due to limestone workings and the present day entrance with its Edwardian Monkredding Lodge was built to replace it.

Before the turnpike road was built the entrance was off the ancient Kilwinning to Beith Road near Laigh Gooseloan that ran onwards via Jameston and Drumbuie. The 1832 Thomson map shows an access running directly up to the house along the route of the present road. Golconda is a ruined city in south-central India, west of Hyderabad and capital of an ancient kingdom; the connection is not known. The estate consisted of some 700 acres and increased to over 1,000 acres, comprising in all twelve farms: viz. Monkredding and West, Hullerhill. In 1691 the Hearth Tax Rolls record the following people and hearths on the estate: Monkroding housse 6; the surname was spelt Nevin, Nivens, Navin, Nevane, Nifen, Niving, Neving and Nivine. Two Old Irish etymologies have been proposed, one meaning "bone" and the other meaning "little saint", it is recorded in Galloway from the end of the 13th century. The small tower house of Monkredding House near Kilwinning was held by the Nevins from 1532, when acquired by Thomas Nevin and his wife Elizabeth Crawford, in the late 17th century, being acquired by the Cunninghams of Clonbeith by 1698.

These Nevins were related to the Nevins of Kirkwood. Branches of the Nevin family held lands at Oldhall and Kirkwood. Circa 1562, in support of the Reformation, Andrew Nivin was a signatory to the Ayr Bond of the Congregation, he was regarded as one of the'new men', a'Bonnet Laird', he was the son of a Kilwinning Abbey tenant-turned-feuar. Hugh Nevin died in September 1677. Agnes Dick had been his spouse. A will, dated at Over Kirkwood, 28 August 1677, states the said umquhile Hew Nevin of Kirkwood, he ordains that his body be buried in the churchyard of Kilwinning in his father’s burial place of Kilwinning. A Nevin gravestone at the abbey was still visible in the early 20th century. Andrew Nevin, second laird, inherited in 1581 and married J

Albert Isola

The Hon. Albert J. Isola TEP is a Gibraltarian barrister and politician, member of the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party, he was a member of the Gibraltar House of Assembly as part of the Opposition between 1996 and 2000. He became a Government Minister for Financial Services and Gaming after becoming elected to Parliament in the 2013 by-election. Isola has four children. Albert Isola comes from a traditional family of lawyers, with businesses in Gibraltar since 1892, he studied at Stonyhurst College, between 1973 and 1980 and studied law at Kingston University, before being admitted to the Bar for England and Gibraltar in 1985. Isola supported the GSLP since 1986, was elected to the House of Assembly in 1996, he remained a Member of Parliament until 2000. In 2000, he left politics to devote himself to his business. After the death of Charles Bruzon, he ran for Member of Parliament in a parliamentary by-election. Isola was elected with 4,899 votes and nominated as Minister for Financial Services and Gaming by the Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo.

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Bikuben Kollegium

Bikuben Kollegium is a owned dormitory for students in Ørestad, Copenhagen. Opening in August 2006, Bikuben Kollegium is located on the corner of Amager Fælledvej and Njalsgade next to the University of Copenhagen's South Campus; the dorm was designed by the Aart Architects, an Aarhus based firm having as its ambition to make new forms of student communities possible. Kitchens and common areas are thus distributed on various floors; the dormitory has 96 one room dwellings and four two room apartments as well a small number of homes for handicapped students and families. There are furnished rooms, reserved for foreign students; the rent is DKK 2,985 per month for the smallest type of room. The light art which can be seen at the entrance was created by the artist Viera Collaro. Among a lot of dormitories in the area, Grønjordskollegiet is located 1 km South of Bikuben Kollegiet. Official website

Hot Springs, Montana

Hot Springs is a town on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Sanders County, United States. The population was 544 at the 2010 census. Founded in 1910, it was incorporated in 1929. Hot Springs is located at 47°36′32″N 114°40′19″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.38 square miles, all of it land. It is located near several mineral hot springs; the town of Hot Springs was featured in an article in Time Magazine regarding cell phone service. The town has a single cell phone tower operated by the Hot Springs Telephone Company, with ATT service. Wi-Fi is available in selected locations in and around town; as of the census of 2010, there were 544 people, 297 households, 108 families living in the town. The population density was 1,431.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 392 housing units at an average density of 1,031.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 77.8% White, 0.6% African American, 9.9% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.7% from other races, 9.9% from two or more races.

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.2% of the population. There were 297 households of which 17.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 22.2% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, 63.6% were non-families. 55.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.72 and the average family size was 2.64. The median age in the town was 54 years. 15.8% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the town was 52.8 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 531 people, 280 households, 126 families living in the town; the population density was 1,739.1 people per square mile. There were 385 housing units at an average density of 1,260.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 84.93% White, 0.19% African American, 9.98% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 1.13% from other races, 3.58% from two or more races.

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.58% of the population. There were 280 households out of which 16.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.6% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 55.0% were non-families. 50.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.81 and the average family size was 2.64. In the town, the population was spread out with 18.3% under the age of 18, 2.4% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, 28.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males. The median income for a household in the town was $12,663, the median income for a family was $21,786. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $13,750 for females; the per capita income for the town was $12,690. About 33.3% of families and 38.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 50.8% of those under age 18 and 20.2% of those age 65 or over.

Hot Springs is popular to visitors for its hot springs pools where people come and soak in the mineral water. Another big attraction is the "Hot Springs Artists Society" which does many things but is most noted for bringing musical groups to a local Hotel at least twice per week and Saturdays; the music genres are "Blues," "Folk," "Country" or some combination of all three from local and visiting artists. There are special concerts of artists which may include a special concert on Sunday. In summer, the stage moves outdoors; the Hot Springs Airport is a county-owned public-use airport located two nautical miles east of the central business district of Hot Springs. Additional transportation, ground transportation, is available from Sanders County Transportation which operates shuttle vans and buses to and from several cities and towns in Sanders and Missoula Counties. From Hot Springs, "Hot Springs Transit" will take adults from their home to Missoula, Plains and Thompson Falls, Montana on specific days each week.

Hot Springs Transit takes riders from their home to other places in Hot Springs ~ 4 times per month. Other local transportation may be available on request. Hot Springs Transit is coordinated by Sanders County Council for the aging in Hot Springs. Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce

Pascal Atuma

Pascal Atuma is a Canadian-Nigerian Actor, Film Producer, Director and CEO/Chairman TABIC Record Label.. Pascal was born in Abia State, Nigeria, he attended Government College, attended University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. He attended KD Conservatory-College of Film & Dramatic Arts in Dallas, Texas, USA, he was awarded a Certificate in Entrepreneurship Specialization from the University of Pennsylvania, in the United States. As a director, he’s helmed most of his movie productions; as an Actor, he starred in several of his productions, as well as other projects including'Sweet Revenge." “Bloodlines” “LAPD African Cops” “The Other Side of Love,” “My American Nurse” “Faithfulness” and "Secret Past," Amongst others. Pascal's body of works include block buster movies like “My American Nurse 1& 2, Hurricane in the Rose GardenOnly in America” Okoto the messenger” Who is the Man”, Accidental life, Life In NY. Pascal is a multi- talented artiste and a veteran TV Presenter who produced and presented his 26 episodes self- signature reality program in 2005 - titled “ One- World with Pascal Atuma” Pascal has discovered and influenced a generation of Nollywood actors and actresses of today.

He is a theater director that has directed many world class shows that includes the Afro Australian Music & Movie Awards in Sydney Australia, South Sudanese Got Talent, Melbourne Australia, Oturkpo Got Talent, Benue State, Nigeria etc, directed numerous live shows with notable African Music Superstars like Awilo Logomba, Davido, 2Face Idibia, Timomatic etc. He is the host of “The Pascal Atuma Show" and the popular Youtube talk show “The House of Commons”. Most he directed the first season of communications giant Global Com's TV Series titled “Professor JohnBull” In 2018, he directed and produced the first Canadian- Nigerian co-produced feature film titled “Clash”, set for release worldwide 2019. Actor' 2020: Clash 2019: Only You & Me Phil 2018: Sweet Revenge Mr. Mandela 2018: Busted Life Clerk 2016: LAPD African Cops Officer Ghana 2014: Blood Lines Icon 2013: Hawa Jonas 2012: The Mechanic-Who Is the Man Kumasi 2011: Okoto the Messenger 2011: Secret Past 2010: My American Nurse 2 2009: Hurricane in the Rose Garden 2008: Through the Glass 2006: My American Nurse 2005: Only in America 2004: Accidental Life 2004: In His Kiss 2004: Life in New York'**Producer' Producer 2020 Clash 2018 Sweet Revenge 2016 LAPD African Cops / 2014 Blood Lines 2012 The Mechanic-Who Is the Man / 2011 Okoto the Messenger 2010 My American Nurse 2 2009 Hurricane in the Rose Garden 2006 My American Nurse / 2005 Only in America **Writer /Screen Play 2020 Clash 2018 Sweet Revenge 2016 LAPD African Cops 2014 Blood Lines 2012 The Mechanic-Who Is the Man 2011 Okoto the Messenger 2010 My American Nurse 2 2009 Hurricane in the Rose Garden 2006 My American Nurse 2005 Only in America**Director 2020 Clash 2018 Sweet Revenge 2017: Gone To America 2016 LAPD African Cops 2014 Blood Lines 2012 The Mechanic-Who Is the Man 2011 Okoto the Messenger 2010 My American Nurse 2 2006 My American Nurse**Casting department 2011 Okoto the Messenger **Self 2018 Mister Tachyon Dr. Tachyon.

Awards and Honours 2018 Winner -Kevin Hart's Laugh Out Loud - Just for Laughs, "Eat My Shorts" Lion's Gate Competition, Canada 2015 Best Film LAPD African Cops. Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards in Texas. USA 2015 Best Actor. LAPD African Cops. Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards in Texas. USA 2014 BEST FILM DIRECTOR/ PRODUCER – PASCAL ATUMA. Afro Australian Music and Movie Award 2013 Life time - Movie Achievement Award, Los-Angeles Nollywood Film Award, Los Angeles, California 2012 Best Film Diaspora - The Mechanic Nigerian Promoters Association Awards (NPA, Georgia 2012 Best Male Actor - Diaspora Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards in Houston, Texas. USA 2012 Best Actor of the Year Nigerian Promoters Association Awards, Georgia, USA 2012 Best Movie Director of the Year, Nigerian Promoters Association Awards, Georgia, USA 2011 Best African Comedic Actor. Afro Australian Music and Movie Award, Australia List of Nigerian film producers Pascal Atuma on IMDb