Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is a member of the British royal family. She is the second wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, heir apparent to the British throne. Instead of using the title Princess of Wales, she uses the title Duchess of Cornwall, her husband's secondary designation. In Scotland, she is known as the Duchess of Rothesay. Camilla is the eldest child of Major Bruce Shand and his wife Rosalind Cubitt, the daughter of Roland Cubitt, 3rd Baron Ashcombe, she was raised in East Sussex and South Kensington in England, was educated in England and France. In 1973, Camilla married British Army officer Andrew Parker Bowles, they divorced in 1995. Camilla was periodically romantically involved with the Prince of Wales both before and during their first marriages; the relationship became publicised in the media and attracted worldwide scrutiny. In 2005, it culminated in a civil marriage at Windsor Guildhall, followed by a televised Anglican blessing at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle; as Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla assists the Prince of Wales on his official duties.
She is the patron, president and a member of numerous charities and organisations. Since 1994, she has taken action on earning honours and awards, she has raised awareness in areas including rape and sexual abuse, animal welfare and poverty. Camilla Rosemary Shand was born at King's College Hospital, London, on 17 July 1947, she grew up in The Laines – an 18th-century country house in Plumpton, East Sussex – and a three-storey house in South Kensington, her family's second home. Her parents were British Army officer turned his wife, Rosalind, she has a younger sister, Annabel Elliot, had a younger brother, Mark Shand. Her maternal great-grandmother, Alice Keppel, was a mistress of King Edward VII from 1898 to 1910. On 1 November 1947, Camilla was baptised at East Sussex. Camilla's mother was a housewife, while her father had various business interests after retiring from the army, he was most notably a partner in Block and Block, a firm of wine merchants in South Audley Street, Mayfair joining Ellis and Vidler of Hastings and London.
During her childhood years, Camilla became an avid reader due to the influence of her father, who read to her frequently. She grew up with dogs and cats, and, at a young age, learnt how to ride a pony by joining Pony Club camps which garnered her frequent rosettes at community gymkhanas. According to her, childhood "was perfect in every way". Biographer Gyles Brandreth describes her background and childhood:Camilla is described as having had an "Enid Blyton sort of Childhood". In fact, it was much grander than that. Camilla, as a little girl, may have had some personality traits of George, the tomboy girl among the Famous Five, but Enid Blyton's children were middle-class children and The Shands, without question, belonged to the upper class; the Shands had position and they had help—help in the house, help in the garden, help with children. They were gentry, they opened their garden for the local Conservative Party Association summer fête. Enough said. At age five, Camilla was sent to a co-educational school in Ditchling village.
She left Dumbrells aged ten to attend Queen's Gate School in South Kensington. Her classmates at Queen's Gate knew her as "Milla". One of the teachers at the school was the writer Penelope Fitzgerald, who taught French and remembered Camilla as "bright and lively". Camilla left Queen's Gate with one O-level in 1964. At the age of sixteen, she travelled abroad to attend the Mon Fertile finishing school in Tolochenaz, Switzerland. After completing her course in Switzerland, she made her own decision and travelled to France to study French and French literature at the University of London Institute in Paris for six months. On 25 March 1965, Camilla was a debutante in one of 311 that year. After moving from home, she shared a small flat in Kensington with her friend Jane Wyndham, niece of decorator Nancy Lancaster, she moved into a larger flat in Belgravia, which she shared with her landlady Lady Moyra Campbell, the daughter of the Duke of Abercorn, with Virginia Carington, daughter of the politician Lord Carrington.
Virginia was married to Camilla's uncle Henry Cubitt from 1973 until 1979. Camilla worked as a secretary for a variety of firms in the West End and was employed as a receptionist by the decorating firm Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler in Mayfair. In her spare time, she became a passionate horse-rider and attended equestrian activities, she had a passion for painting, which led to her private tutoring with an artist, although most of her work "ended up in the bin". Other interests were fishing and gardening. In the late 1960s, Camilla met Andrew Parker Bowles—then a Guards officer and lieutenant in the Blues and Royals— through his younger brother, Simon Parker Bowles, who worked for her father's wine firm in Mayfair. After an on and off relationship for years and Camilla announced their engagement in The Times in 1973, marrying on 4 July that year in a Roman Catholic ceremony at the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks in London. Camilla was 25 years old and Parker Bowles 33, her wedding dress was designed by British fashion house Bellville Sassoon, the bridesmaids included Parker Bowles' goddaught
Lexington is a city in Cleveland County, United States. The city population was 2,152 at the 2010 census. Lexington is located in southern Cleveland County at 35°0′55″N 97°20′10″W, it is bordered on the west by the Canadian River. The city of Purcell is directly across the river from Lexington, connected by U. S. Route 77. US 77 leads north from Lexington 16 miles to Norman and 38 miles to the center of Oklahoma City. According to the United States Census Bureau, Lexington has a total area of 2.4 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2010 there were 2,152 people, 761 households, 541 families residing in the city; the population density was 979.3 people per square mile. There were 842 housing units at an average density of 395.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 85.62% White, 0.58% African American, 6.47% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 3.74% from other races, 3.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.29% of the population. There were 761 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.8% were non-families.
25.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.06. In the city, the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $27,538, the median income for a family was $32,155. Males had a median income of $27,292 versus $20,000 for females; the per capita income for the city was $13,322. About 13.1% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 15.8% of those age 65 or over. In 1835, north of the present town, Major Richard B. Mason established Camp Holmes. Here, the Five Civilized Tribes, many of the Plains Indians and the Osage Nation met and signed the treaty of Camp Holmes, pledging peace and friendship among themselves and the United States.
Auguste P. Chouteau established a trading post here and renamed the place Camp Mason. Jesse Chisholm operated a store here; the area of Lexington was in the Unassigned Lands, the town was planned before the Land Rush of 1889. The town was named after Kentucky; the post office was established in 1890. The first incorporation of Lexington in 1890 was dissolved after political infighting and a dispute over high taxes on liquor sales. After a compromise was reached, the town reincorporated in 1892. Before Oklahoma statehood in 1907, Lexington was known as a "whiskey town". Much of the business came from across the Canadian River from the thriving railroad town of Purcell, located in dry Indian Territory; the Weitzenhoffer and Turk Distillery, the largest distillery in Oklahoma Territory, opened near Lexington in 1900 and operated until statewide prohibition in 1907. During World War II, the Navy operated a gunnery school east of Lexington. After the war, the State of Oklahoma acquired the property and built an annex to Central State Mental Hospital.
In 1971, the Department of Corrections acquired the property and opened a minimum security prison called the Regional Treatment Center. In 1976, the state began construction on the Lexington Assessment and Reception Center which processes all new prisoners entering the state correctional system; the Regional Treatment Center was re-designated as the Joseph Harp Correctional Center, a medium-security prison. The US 77 Purcell/Lexington James C. Nance Bridge was built as a circa 1938 deck truss 2-lane bridge and in 2019 rebuilt as a concrete pier 4-lane bridge crossing the Canadian River between Purcell and Lexington, Oklahoma; the bridge carries U. S. Route 77 and Oklahoma State Highway 39 from McClain County to Cleveland County; the bridge is named for James C. Nance, longtime community newspaper chain publisher and former Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, President-Pro Tem of Oklahoma State Senate and Uniform Law Commissioner; the US 77 James C. Nance bridge allows travel time from Purcell to Lexingon of three minutes by car, according to Google Maps.
When the bridge was closed for emergency repairs, the same trip was 43 minutes when re-routed north to the nearest bridge, or one hour and four minutes when re-routed southeast to the nearest bridge. The 1938 construction of this bridge enabled communities from west and southwest side of the river to reach the communities on the east side of the river. Traffic using the bridge allows trade and commerce to flow in this retail trade area of southern McClain County, southern Cleveland County, Southern Pottawatomie County, northern area of Garvin County, eastern portion of Grady county; the 2019 rebuilt bridge features the same design elements with concrete posts and wrought iron railings with protected turn lanes and sidewalks. According to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, "History was made Friday July 26, 2019 in Purcell and Lexington, just as it was more than 80 years ago when the two cities celebrated the grand opening of a new bridge connecting their communities; the new US 77 Purcell/Lexington James C.
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Mercer Edward Timmis is a former Canadian football running back in the Canadian Football League. He was drafted in the second round, 14th overall by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 2016 CFL Draft and played three seasons for the team before finishing his career with the Toronto Argonauts, he played CIS football for the Calgary Dinos. Timmis played CIS football for the Calgary Dinos from 2012 to 2015. In 2013, he broke the Canada West record for rushing touchdowns in a season, total touchdowns in a season, was named the Canada West MVP, he was a three-time CIS first team All-Canadian. After the 2015 CIS season, he was ranked as the seventh best player in the Canadian Football League’s Amateur Scouting Bureau December rankings for players eligible in the 2016 CFL Draft and third by players in Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Source: Timmis was drafted 14th overall by his hometown Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 2016 CFL Draft, but attended mini-camp with the National Football League's Carolina Panthers and New York Giants prior to signing with the Tiger-Cats.
He made his CFL debut on August 20, 2016 versus the Saskatchewan Roughriders and played in nine regular season games and one playoff game that year. He played in the first nine games in 2017 before suffering a season-ending injury in the Labour Day Classic on September 4, 2018, he began to see more regular play in 2018 while the incumbent starting running back, Alex Green, recovered from injury. Timmis scored his first career professional touchdown on June 22, 2018 while playing the Edmonton Eskimos as well as recording his first professional 100-yard rushing game with 17 carries for 133 yards. Timmis finished the 2018 season with 44 carries for 205 rushing yards and four touchdowns, as well as catching two passes and returning four kickoffs. In two playoff games, Timmis' one touch was a 25 yard rush in the Eastern Semi-Final. On the first day of Free Agency in 2019, Timmis signed a contract with Hamilton's division rival Toronto Argonauts. However, he opened the 2019 Toronto Argonauts season on the six-game injured list and abruptly retired shortly after the first game of the season on June 25, 2019.
Timmis' parents are Brian III and Jennifer and he has a brother, Brian IV and a sister Taylor. His great-grandfather, Brian Timmis, played for 17 years for the Regina Rugby Club, Ottawa Rough Riders, Hamilton Tigers and was an inaugural member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, his grandfather, Brian Timmis II, played for one season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1953