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Byfield, Northamptonshire

Byfield is a village and civil parish forming part of the Daventry district in Northamptonshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 1,277. Byfield, with Westhorp, was mentioned in the Domesday Book, it has been close to many of the important events in history. During the Wars of the Roses, in 1469 the battle of Edgecote took place, only three miles from Byfield. During the English Civil War, the battles of Edgehill in 1642 and Naseby in 1645 must have affected the local citizenry. In the Second World War the area around Byfield had numerous airfields and other military installations which would have had a considerable, in some cases, long-lasting effect. One example of this the POW camp which sits between Byfield and Upper Boddington, however the site is home to a scrap merchant. One of the platforms of the station is still visible on the original site, however it is overgrown; the remains of the goods shed. Two of the three bridges are still in the village, one being on the Twistle and the other being on the main road towards Banbury on the A361.

Byfield was home to an ironstone railway. A number of Sandy's demos issued since her death were recorded at home in Byfield and in 2017 the BBC unveiled a plaque commemorating her last professional gig in Byfield Village Hall; the village of Byfield is situated in the folds of the northern edge of the Cotswolds, in the south-western corner of Northamptonshire, some four miles east of the intersection with the boundaries of Oxfordshire and Warwickshire. Byfield lies equidistant between Daventry to the north and Banbury to the south on the A361 road, each about nine to 10 miles distant. Northampton lies 19 miles east; because of this geographic position, the 50mph speed limit in either direction, the residents of Byfield look to both Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire for fulfillment of many of their service needs. This is true of areas such as healthcare and major items of furniture, white goods, meals out, gym membership and the like. Byfield has had a Parish Council continuously since 1894, this continuity has meant that the parish is managed for the good of its residents.

Byfield has a population of around 1,200-1,250, increasing to 1,277 at the 2011 census. 1,032 electors plus children. The Parish still has a high level of agriculture, as it has some 10 or so working farms, although like all modern farming they employ few people; the other areas of employment are the usual modern mix of commuting, self-employed and people who have locally based jobs part-time. There are some 30 different clubs and organisations active in Byfield such as karate, over 60s club and the men's breakfast club. Byfield has a large recreation ground, The Brightwell, which has bowls, cricket and tennis clubs as well as a children’s playground and other recreational space; the village hall is the venue for a number of weekly events as well as one off theatres, exhibitions, quiz evenings, weddings, parties etc. Byfield Village Club, known as Byfield Conservative Club has a membership of over 200 and is the venue for live music, social events and parties. There are active darts and skittles teams as well as a full-size snooker table in the upstairs games room.

The Village Club is housed in a former school house. The club went out of business in early 2017 and the building is up for sale. An active Scout Group exists in the village, first founded in 1911. Today it provides activities for 60 young people aged 6–14. In the 1950s and 1960s, Byfield's Brian, Bob and Bruce Laurie were well-known stock-car drivers, at Northamptonshire's Brafield Stadium and around England's stock car tracks. Information on Byfield, with weekly news etc. Information on Byfield Village Club. Information on Byfield Primary School

Lynn Building

The Lynn Building is a Victorian structure in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was designed in the Ruskinian Gothic style by the British architect William Henry Lynn, after whom it is now named, it was completed in 1868. A part of Queen's University Belfast, it was built as the institution's library, but today houses the graduate school. Queen's College, Belfast was chartered in 1845 as one of three constituent colleges of the Queen's University of Ireland. Having just 23 professors and 195 students, the college could be housed within the main Lanyon Building; the examinations hall inside the Lanyon Building served additionally as the library. However expansion of the institution meant that by the 1860s a discrete building was needed to house the college's growing library; the architect William Henry Lynn was duly commissioned to design the structure. The college was awarded a government grant of £4,600 to construct the library, completed in 1868; the continued growth of Queen's University of Belfast saw the need to expand the library further.

Anonymously entering the competition to design the expansion, WH Lynn won the tender to augment his initial building. With construction undertaken between 1912 and 1914 it was one of his last projects. Alterations were carried out in the 1950s, at which time the poet Philip Larkin – who worked as a sub-librarian for the university between 1950-1955 – described the building as a ’perfect little paradise of a library’. Further alterations were made in the 1980s; the Lynn Building was closed following the opening of the McClay Library. It was restored in 2015, at which point it was adapted for use as the graduate school. Unlike the university's Tudor Revival Lanyon Building, the Lynn Building is in the High Victorian Gothic style, prominent during the mid-nineteenth century, it features numerous examples of the form of Neo-Gothic championed by the critic John Ruskin, including polychrome, varying materials, detailing. Anatomically, the structure is noted for its large number of rose windows, engaged buttresses, side-gables.

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This Is My Affair

This Is My Affair is a 1937 American crime film directed by William A. Seiter and starring Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Victor McLaglen and Brian Donlevy, it was released by 20th Century Fox. In 1901, US President William McKinley is put under great pressure by everyone US Bank Examiner Henry Maxwell, to do something about a gang of bank robbers nobody has been able to bring to justice, he sends U. S. Navy Lieutenant Richard L. Perry undercover without notifying anyone, not the Secret Service. Richard, using the alias Joe Patrick, makes a pass at singer Lil Duryea, her stepbrother, not only owns the casino in Saint Paul, Minnesota where she performs, but is one of the ringleaders of the gang. Lil takes a liking to Joe, but since Batiste's hulking right-hand man, Jock Ramsay, considers her his girl, she tries to brush Joe off. Joe is undeterred and soon persuades her to go out with him whenever Batiste and Jock leave town on one of their robberies; when Batiste learns that Lil loves Joe and is convinced that he is a bank robber himself, Batiste invites Joe to join the gang.

Though, Lil tries to talk Joe into running away with her. He agrees writing a letter of resignation addressed to McKinley, but changes his mind, he has yet to learn the identity of the mastermind behind the whole thing. As a result, Lil breaks up with him. Joe notifies the President about the next robbery, hoping that when they are caught, he can find out the boss's name. Batiste is killed and Jock wounded when they put up a fight. In prison, Joe works on Jock getting him to reveal that the Bank Examiner is the mastermind. However, McKinley is shot before getting Joe's letter. Nobody believes Joe's story, both he and Jock are sentenced to death; when Lil visits him, he begs her to go to see Admiral George Dewey. Embittered that he lied to her and got her stepbrother killed, Lil refuses, but as the executions near, she rushes to George. Together, they go to see Theodore Roosevelt, he does not believe her until an official remembers McKinley instructing him to read a secret paper in the event of a letter being received with a certain symbol on it and him being unavailable.

Convinced, Roosevelt telephones just before Joe's. Afterward and Lil are reunited. Robert Taylor as Lt. Richard L. Perry Barbara Stanwyck as Lil Duryea Victor McLaglen as Jock Ramsay Brian Donlevy as Batiste Duryea John Carradine as Ed Douglas Fowley as Alec Alan Dinehart as Doc Keller Sig Ruman as Gus Robert McWade as Admiral Dewey Sidney Blackmer as President Theodore Roosevelt Frank Conroy as President William McKinley Marjorie Weaver as Miss Blackburn J. C. Nugent as Ernie Willard Robertson as George Andrews Paul Hurst as Bowler Douglas Wood as Henry Maxwell John Hamilton as Warden Joseph Crehan as Priest Lon Chaney, Jr. as Federal Agent Edward Peil Sr. as Secretary Hayes This Is My Affair on IMDb This Is My Affair at the TCM Movie Database This Is My Affair at AllMovie This Is My Affair at the American Film Institute Catalog

Fujian Sturgeons

Fujian SBS Xunxing Sturgeons or Fujian Xunxing or Fujian SBS are a Chinese professional men's basketball team in the Chinese Basketball Association, based in Jinjiang, Fujian. The "SBS" reflects corporate sponsorship from the Jinjiang-based Fujian SBS Zipper Science and Technology Corporation. Unlike all the other teams in the CBA, the team had no English–friendly animal–type nickname, they have since begun using the name Sturgeons. The Fujian Sturgeons made their debut in the 2004–2005 season, finished in seventh and last place in the South Division, out of the playoffs. In 2005–2006, they tied for fifth, just one win away from making the playoffs. SBS Sport official website Team profile at Sports.

Pavel Milyukov

Pavel Nikolayevich Milyukov was a Russian historian and liberal politician. Milyukov was the founder and the most prominent member of the Constitutional Democratic party. In the Russian Provisional Government, he served as Foreign Minister, working to prevent Russia's exit from the First World War. Pavel was born in Moscow in the middle-class family of a professor in architecture who taught at the school of arts. Milyukov studied history and philology at the Moscow University, where he was influenced by Herbert Spencer, Auguste Comte, Karl Marx, his teachers were Paul Vinogradoff. In summer 1877 he took part in Russo-Turkish War as a military logistic, but returned to the university, he was expelled for taking part in student riots, went to Italy, but was readmitted and allowed to take his degree. He specialized in the study of Russian history and in 1885 received the degree for a work on the State Economics of Russia in the First Quarter of the 18th Century and the reforms of Peter the Great.

In 1890 he became a member of the Moscow Society of Russian History and Antiquities. He gave private lectures with great success at a training institute for girl teachers and in 1895 he was appointed at the university; these lectures were afterwards expanded by him in his book Outlines of Russian Culture. He started an association for "home university reading," and, as its first president, edited the first volume of its program, read in Russian intellectual circles; as a student Milyukov was influenced by the liberal ideas of Boris Chicherin. His liberal opinions brought him into conflict with the educational authorities, he was dismissed in 1894 after one of the ever-recurrent university "riots", he was imprisoned for two years in Riazan as a political agitator, but contributed as an archaeologist. When released from jail, Milyukov went to Bulgaria, was appointed professor in the University of Sofia, where he lectured in Bulgarian in the philosophy of history, etc, he was sent to part of the Ottoman Empire.

There he worked in an archaeological site. In 1899 he was allowed to return to St Petersburg. In 1901 he was arrested again for taking part in a commemoration of the populist writer Pyotr Lavrov. In 1901, according to Milyukov, about 16,000 people were exiled from the capital; the following by-law, published in 1902 by the governor of Bessarabia is typical: Forbidden are all gatherings and assemblies on streets, market-places, other public places, whatever aim they may have. All meetings in private houses for the aim of discussing the statues of associations for which the permission of the government is necessary are permitted only with the knowledge and approval of the police, who have to give permission for each gathering separately, on an appointed day and in and appointed place, he contributed under a pseudonym to the clandestine journal Liberation, founded by Peter Berngardovich Struve, published in Stuttgart in 1902. The government again gave him the choice of exile for three years or jail for six months, Milyukov chose the Kresty Prison.

After an interview with Vyacheslav von Plehve, whom he regarded as "the symbol of the Russia he hated", Milyukov was released. He was central in the founding of the Union of Unions in 1905. In 1903 he delivered courses of lectures in the United States at summer sessions in University of Chicago and for the Lowell Institute lectures in Boston, he visited London, attended the Paris Conference 1904, organized by the Finnish dissident Konni Zilliacus. Milyukov returned to Russia during the Russian Revolution of 1905, according to Orlando Figes in many ways a foretaste of the conflicts of 1917, he founded the Constitutional Democratic party, a party of professors, lawyers, journalists, doctors and liberal zemstvo men. As a journalist for "Svobodny narod" and "Narodnaya swoboda" or as a former political prisoner Milyukov was not allowed to represent the Kadets in the first and second Duma. In 1906 the Duma was dissolved and its members moved to Vyborg in Finland. Milyukov drafted the Vyborg Manifesto, calling for political freedom and passive resistance to the governmental policy.

Dmitri Trepov suggested Ivan Goremykin ought to step down and promoted a cabinet with only Kadets, which in his opinion would soon enter into a violent conflict with the Tsar and fail. He secretly met with Milyukov. Trepov opposed Pyotr Stolypin; the Kadets gave up the idea of promoting a constitutional monarchy. Georgy Lvov and Alexander Guchkov tried to convince the tsar to accept liberals in the new government. In 1907 Milyukov was elected in the Third Duma, he was one of the few publicists in Russia, who had considerable knowledge of international politics, his articles on the Near East seem to be of considerable interest. In January 1908 Milykov addressed "The Civic Forum" in Carnegie Hall. From the beginning, the slogan and the idea of the empire ruled by Russians were controversial regarding what "Russians" meant. One of the outspoken critics of the notion, Pavel Milyukov, considered the "Russia for Russians" slogan to have been "a slogan of disunity... not creative but destructive." In 1909, Milyukov addressed the Russian State Duma on the issue of using Ukrainian in the court

Tango-Amanohashidate-ŇĆeyama Quasi-National Park

Tango-Amanohashidate-Ōeyama Quasi-National Park is a Quasi-National Park in northern Kyōto Prefecture, Japan. Established in 2007, the park comprises a number of non-contiguous areas of the former Tango Province, with a central focus on Mount Ōe and Amanohashidate, one of the Three Views of Japan. Aoshima, Kehara terraces, Tango Matsushima Fukuchiyama, Ine, Kyōtango, Miyazu, Yosano National Parks of Japan Wakasa Wan Quasi-National Park Pamphlet Map