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Champawat

Champawat is a town and a Nagar Palika Parishad in Champawat district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Champawat district; the town was the former capital of the Kumaon Kingdom. Champawat is believed to be the place; these days there is a temple called Kranteshwar Mandir, dedicated to lord Shiva. It is believed that the head of'Ghatotkacha fell here after he died in battle the of Mahabharata; the Gahtku Mandir is the temple dedicated to Ghatotkacha. Champawat was the capital of the Chand dynasty rulers of Kumaon; the Baleshwar Temple built by the Chand rulers in the 12th century is an excellent monument with marvelous stone carving works. There is a Famous Temple Shaani Mandir in Maurari Village. Champawat lies in the southeast of the North Indian state of Uttarakhand, it is in the eastern part of the Kumaon Himalayas at an average elevation of 1,615 metres. It is located at 29.33°N 80.10°E / 29.33. The city of Champawat lies in the Champawat district of Uttarakhand, carved out from the Pithoragarh district by the Government of Uttar Pradesh in 1997.

Champawat has a Humid subtropical climate with distinct dry seasons. Due to its high elevation, Champawat enjoys a more moderate climate throughout the year; the average temperature for the year in Champawat is 24.6 °C. The warmest month, on average, is June with an average temperature of 32.1 °C. The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 14.3 °C. The average amount of precipitation for the year in Champawat is 1,239.5 millimetres. The month with the most precipitation on average is July with 358.1 millimetres of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is November with an average of 2.5 millimetres. There are an average of 43.8 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in August with 10.9 days and the least precipitation occurring in November with 0.6 days. Due to its cooler temperatures Champawat is a popular conduit for tourists visiting Pithoragarh, Dharchula and other mountain towns; the long winding sealed roads leading up to Champawat through Tanakpur are a popular route for motorcycle enthusiasts.

Champawat has multiple guesthouses for individuals visiting the town. Bal Mithai of Champawat is famous for its unique taste. Champawat had a population of 4801 in 2011 within its administrative limits on a land area of 5 km2, 21.3% up from 3958 in 2001. Out of the total Population, 2,543 are males while 2,258 are females as per report released by Census India 2011. Population of Children with age of 0–6 is 554, 11.54% of total population of Champawat. In Champawat, Female Sex Ratio is of 888 against state average of 963. Moreover Child Sex Ratio in Champawat is around 748 compared to Uttarakhand state average of 890. Literacy rate of Champawat city is 91.69% higher than state average of 78.82%. The Male literacy is around 95.91% while female literacy rate is 87.04%. Schedule Caste constitutes 18.60 %. Out of total population, 1,356 were engaged in business activity. Of this 1,103 were males. Of total 1356 working population, 95.28% were engaged in Main Work while 4.72% of total workers were engaged in Marginal Work.

Advaita Ashrama Champawat Tiger Gurudwara Reetha Sahib Champawat city, Official website Champwat website from Government of India Portal

James Templer (1722–1782)

James Templer of Stover House, Devon, was a self-made magnate, a civil engineer who made his fortune building dockyards. He was born in Exeter of a humble family, the son of Thomas Templer a brazier, was orphaned young whereupon his elder brother apprenticed him to John Bickley, a carpenter or architect of Exeter, he broke his indenture and set off for India where he made a fortune, either from government building contracts or from dealing in silver bullion, before returning to England aged 23. He settled at Rotherhithe, where he obtained a government contract to re-build the dockyard with his partners John Line and Thomas Parlby, whose sister Mary Parlby became his wife. In about 1760 he and his partners obtained the contract to rebuild Plymouth docks, for which he used granite from Haytor, moved to Devon. Templer and Parlby built the Royal Marine Barracks, Plymouth between 1779 and 1785. In 1763 he obtained a grant of arms from the College of Arms, he adopted the Latin motto Nihil Sine Labore.

In 1765 he purchased the estate of Stover, Teigngrace where he built Stover House to his own design. He acquired other properties including: Acton House, near London, which he acquired in 1770 from Capt. Charles Burton and was from on his business headquarters, it was sold in 1786 by his son and heir to James Stratton, demolished in 1904. Demesne lands of Somerhill House, Kent, of about 1,200 acres, which he acquired from Edward Whatmore of Salisbury, which descended to his son Rev. John Templer. Two houses in Parliament Street, Westminster Shares in the Canal from Tunbridge to Maidstone in Kent, as mentioned in his will. Reversion expectant on the death of Lady Elizabeth Archer of one third of the Hale Park estate in Hampshire, comprising lands in Hampshire and Dorset, purchased from Andrew Archer, 2nd Baron Archer in 1776, before division in total 459 hectares. In 1783, shortly after his death, James Templer's heirs obtained a private Act of Parliament to allow them to break the trust established by his will, in order to sell this reversion and to invest the proceeds in lands more conveniently situated in Devon.

His grandson George Templer overspent his resources and was forced to sell most of the family's considerable estates to Edward St Maur, 11th Duke of Somerset, in 1829. Templer married Mary Parlby, the sister of his business partner Thomas Parlby and daughter of John Parlby of Chatham, Kent, they had seven children: James Templer, eldest son and heir, who built the Stover Canal in 1792 to transport clay along the Teign Estuary from the Bovey Basin to the port of Teignmouth. Rev. John Templer, 2nd son, Rector of Teigngrace, who in 1778 married Jane Shubrick, the widow of John Line of Lindridge House, Sheriff of Devon in 1774. William Templer, 3rd son, died aged 25 at Portsmouth, buried at Teigngrace. George Templer, 4th son, of Shapwick in Somerset. Lt-Col. Henry Line Templer, 10th Lt Dragoons and one of the Prince Regent's household. Charles Beckford Templer, youngest son, who at the age of 15 drowned in the notorious shipwreck of the Halsewell on the Dorset coast, whilst sailing to Bengal. Anne Templer, wife of Sir John de la Pole, 6th Baronet of Shute in Devon, Member of Parliament for West Looe.

He is commemorated by a mural monument in Teigngrace Church, as is his wife. The church was rebuilt in 1787 by three of his sons in memory of their parents. Pevsner thought of this family stating: "The Templers were people of taste, as is clear from the building and their monuments". Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, 15th Edition, ed. Pirie-Gordon, H. London, 1937, p. 2217, pedigree of Templer late of Lindridge Cherry, Bridget. The Buildings of England: Devon. Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-071050-7. Www.templerfamily.co.uk

Skunked Again

Skunked Again is a short animated film distributed by 20th Century Fox, is the fourth of the nine cartoons starring Kiko the Kangaroo. When it was released for home viewing years by Castle Films, the alternate title of On the Scent! was used. Farmer Al Falfa, Kiko the Kangaroo, numerous other animals are on a trip to the North Pole. To get there, they board an airship at Lakehurst, NJ, which became famous a year for being the site of the crash of the Hindenburg. Interested in joining their travel are two skunks who are on a small craft tied to the back of the airship. Al, the pilot of the dirigible, finds them unfitting and therefore disconnects their craft. After such a voyage, the airship reaches the North Pole, everybody on board comes out with their sleds and skis; when Al and Kiko ride their sled, they carelessly bash into a walrus and some dark birds who didn't take their moves too kindly. When the marsupial and the old man fall into a pond in the ice cap, they are captured by the dark birds.

The dark birds put Kiko on trial. The judge of the event turns out to be the walrus. While the dark birds are quick to give the guilty verdict, the two skunks, who were supposed to be left behind hours ago, somehow reach the area and come down by parachute; the dark birds and the walrus run away upon seeing the little pole cats. Al, their fellow travelers return to the airship and take off as they don't want to get into any more trouble with the locals; the title Skunked Again refers to the way skunks cause some hysteria in the cartoon which they did earlier in Farmer Al Falfa's Twentieth Anniversary, a Terrytoons short centering on Al. Skunked Again at the Big Cartoon Database

Vasile Tiță

Vasile Tiţă was a Romanian amateur middleweight boxer. He won a silver medal at his first major international tournament, the 1952 Olympics, losing in the final to Floyd Patterson. After that he competed at the 1953, 1955 and 1957 European championships with the best result of reaching the quarterfinals in 1955. Domestically he won seven consecutive national titles in 1951–57, six in the 71 kg and one in the 75 kg division, he died aged 85 after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for a decade. Vasile Tiţă competed in the 1952 Helsinki Olympic boxing tournament as a middleweight, he was a silver medalist. Here are his results: First Round: defeated William Bernard Tynan Duggan of Ireland by a third-round disqualification. Second Round: defeated Nelson de Paula Andrade of Brazil by a second-round disqualification. Quarterfinal: defeated Walter Sentimenti of Italy by a third-round TKO. Semifinal: defeated Boris Nikolov of Bulgaria on a unanimous decision. Final: Lost to Floyd Patterson of the United States by a first-round knockout.

Prisoner in the boxing ring Fostul mare boxer, medaliat olimpic, Vasile Tiţă a murit la vîrsta de 85 de ani

Vojlovica, Pančevo

Vojlovica is a neighborhood of the city of Pančevo, Serbia. It was a separate village, joined with Pančevo in the second half of the 20th century. Vojlovica’s centre is located 3,32 kilometers away from the Pančevo's centre; the geographical latitude of the settlement is 44° 50' 41.48" North, while the longitude is 20° 40' 21.69" East. In Serbian the neighborhood is known as Vojlovica or Војловица, in Hungarian as Hertelendyfalva, in German as Wojlowitz. Vojlovica was founded on 21 July 1883 and was named Hertelendyfalva in Hungarian, after Hertelendy József. Today’s name exists from 1922, the village got it after the nearby Orthodox monastery of Vojlovica. In the time of the village foundation, there was only one forest. Bronze Age graves of south Russian steppe nomads was found in the village. In period between 1856 and 1869, the Habsburg Monarchy started a project of colonization of an uninhabited area of 154,790 acres of land near the Danube River; that area reaches across the three municipalities.

The area was known under the name of Marianfeld / Máriaföld. Seven villages were founded in the area. In Titel and Pančevo, four villages were founded: Königsdorf, Gisellaheim and Rudolfsgnad. In Pančevo and Kovin, three villages were founded: Marienfeld, Ivanovo and Đurđevo; the total number of settlers for this project was 8,638. The settlers were of German, Hungarian and Bulgarian origin. A problem started after a large flood of the river Danube in year 1869, continued floods in 1870, 1871 and 1876, when the flood reached its peak and destroyed all of the villages; the village's population moved to safer places. In 1883, the population of Marienfeld, jointly with 200 Székely families from Andrásfalva, moved to the location, on that time known under the name Vojlovica Forest, between Pančevo and Starčevo; the new village was founded under name Hertelendyfalva. The new founded village accommodated the population which contained three different nationalities: Hungarians and Germans; the village had three streets, each nationality got one.

In the beginning, the population survived by working on river dam during the summer and in the forest in the winter. During the following years when they got more agricultural land, the population started to sell their farm products in the town, became one of the main income factors. On 21 September 1902 a Reformated church was erected. In this newly founded church, all treasured documents and data are kept. In the 1971 census, the last census before settlement was united with Pančevo, population of Vojlovica was mixed with a Hungarian plurality. Today, population of Vojlovica is about 8,500, with a mix of Serbs and Slovaks. Two of the cultural associations in Vojlovica and Hungarian, have annual festivals dedicated to harvesting products originating from wheat; the village population is annually celebrating archangel Michael day, which occurred on 29 September. It is held on the nearest Sunday. Biszák Júlia, folk singer Katarína Kalmárová, folk singer Vojlovica monastery Pančevo

St Werburgh's Church, Birkenhead

St Werburgh's Church is in Grange Road, Wirral, England. It is an active Roman Catholic church in the diocese of Shrewsbury; the church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building. The church was built between 1835 and 1837, was opened on 15 August 1837; the Neoclassical design of the church is attributed to M. E. Hadfield, although an alternative suggested accreditation is to John Smith of Liverpool; the church was damaged by bombing in 1941. In March 1995 the neighbouring church of St Laurence closed; the parish of St Laurence has been combined with that of St Werburgh to form the parish of St Werburgh and St Laurence. St Werburgh's is constructed in pink ashlar sandstone with Welsh slate roofs, its basement is rusticated. At the west and east ends are full-height angle pilasters, a pediment with a cross on the apex. Protruding from the west end is a porch with a flat roof and a south doorway. On the north wall of the church are windows in flat entablatures with scrolled brackets.

Protruding from the north wall are two confessionals. The nave is in five bays, the interior of the church has been re-ordered. Attached to the south of the church is a presbytery; this is built in the same materials as the church. It has a double-depth plan, with a central entrance hall; the windows are replaced sashes. The presbytery is listed at Grade II. Listed buildings in Birkenhead