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British Residency

The British Residency known as the Government Guest House or Residency Bungalow, is a two-storeyed palace situated at Asramam in the city of Kollam in the Indian state of Kerala. It lies close to the site of the old Kollam Airport situated at Asramam in the city and was built by Colonel John Munro between 1811–19, it is a noted Kollam landmark like the Chinnakada Clock Tower. The British residency vali unique symmetry and harmonious blending of variegated artistic features. During the British Raj, the building served as the British Residency, it was built during the Travancore era by Gowri Parvati Bayi when Colonel John Munro was the British Resident. A blend of European and Tuscan architecture, the central portion of the building has a rounded front, with a large gable decoration. Atop the building there is a crown with a lion seated on it, with the motto Dieu et mon Droit inscribed above; the 10 feet entrance doors are made up of glass panes. The conference hall in the palace has an antechamber with an adjustable partition-like door while a large fanlight arching over divides the two rooms.

The building has rich wooden flooring on the upper storey. The walls of the conference hall having cornices and dentils bordering the four sides with embossed designs of festoons and floral forms. A motif of a large arch with an ornamental keystone, resting on pillars is embossed over the main doorway; the Edward Rose garden is another main attraction of the mansion. Antique prints in polished wooden frames adorn the walls including one that depicts the battle of Seringapatnam, dating from 1802. Prof. Pandala has described the Residency as "one of the most elegant buildings in India". Residencies of British India Thevally Palace Cheena Kottaram Chinnakada Clock Tower Architecture of Kerala

Kenneth Chan Ka-lok

Dr Kenneth Chan Ka-lok, born 12 June 1968) has, since September 2012, been an elected member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council, representing the Hong Kong Island geographical constituency. He was the chairman of the Hong Kong Civic Party, he is an Associate Professor in political science at Hong Kong Baptist University. His research interests include the political economy of the European Union and comparative politics of post-communist Central Europe. Chan married his wife Gabi in 1995. Gabi is Polish, they have 1 son. Chan is a Roman Catholic. Bachelor of Social Science with Honours at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1990 Master of Philosophy in Politics at St Peter's College, Oxford, 1992 Doctor of Philosophy in Politics at Nuffield College, Oxford, 1998 HKBU biography

Mark Wallis

Mark Andrew Wallis is an English greyhound trainer. He is a record eleven times UK champion Greyhound Trainer of the Year. In 1990 Wallis joined leading trainer Linda Jones at the Imperial Kennels; the kennel gained significant success during the following 15 years. In 2005 he became a trainer in his own right taking over the Imperial Kennels from Linda Jones, he won his first major competition. The kennel continued to gain success and won numerous events culminating in the 2009 English Greyhound Derby crown. A second Derby triumph ensued, he runs out of Henlow Stadium which he joined in August 2018, from his Lakenheath Kennels. He was attached to Walthamstow Stadium until it closed and Harlow Stadium until July 2010 when he left for Yarmouth Stadium, in order for his greyhounds being schooled behind a Swaffham hare, he joined Towcester Greyhound Stadium when it opened in 2014 and stayed there until it closed during 2018. He has won the Greyhound Trainer of the Year a record eleven times and the Trainers Championship three times in 2006, 2010 and 2018