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Chertsey

Chertsey is a town in Surrey, England, on the right bank of the River Thames where it is met by the Abbey River and a tributary, the River Bourne. It is in the Greater London Urban Area, bordered by Thorpe Park, junction 11 of the M25 motorway and the villages of Lyne and Ottershaw. Chertsey is 29 kilometres south-west of central London, it is less than a mile from the M3 motorway. The Anglican church has chancel roof; the 18th-century listed buildings include the stone Botleys Mansion. A curfew bell, rung at 8 p.m. on weekdays from Michaelmas to Lady Day, is associated with the romantic local legend of Blanche Heriot, celebrated by a statue of the heroine and the bell at Chertsey Bridge. The green spaces include the Thames Path National Trail, Chertsey Meads and a round knoll with remains of a prehistoric hill fort known as Eldebury Hill. Pyrcroft House dates from Tara from the late 20th; the place appears in the endowment charter of its abbey in the 7th century as Cirotisege or Cerotesege, meaning the island of Cirotis.

Chertsey was one of the oldest market towns in England. Its Church of England parish church dates to the 12th century and the farmhouse of the Hardwick in the elevated south-west is of 16th-century construction, it grew to all sides but the north around Chertsey Abbey, founded in 666 A. D by Eorcenwald, Bishop of London, using a donation by Frithwald; until the end of use of the hundreds, used in the feudal system until the establishment of Rural Districts and Urban District Councils, the name chosen for the wider Chertsey area hundred was Godley Hundred. In the 9th century the Abbey and town were sacked by the Danes, leaving a mark today in the name of the neighbouring village and refounded as a subsidiary abbey from Abingdon Abbey by King Edgar in 964. Chertsey appears in the Domesday Book as Certesi, it was held by Chertsey Abbey and by Richard Sturmid from the abbey. Its Domesday assets were: 5 hides, 1 mill and 1 forge at the hall, 20 ploughs, 80 hectares of meadow, woodland worth 50 hogs.

It rendered a larger than average sum for the book of manor and ecclesiastical parish entries, £22. The Abbey grew to become one of the largest Benedictine abbeys in England, supported by large fiefs in the northwest corner of Sussex and Surrey until it was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1536; the King took stone from the Abbey to construct his palace at Oatlands Palace. By the late 17th century, only some outer walls of the Abbey remained. During this period until at least 1911 a wider area was included in Chertsey: Ottershaw was an ecclesiastical district. Today the history of the abbey is reflected in local place names and the surviving former fishponds that fill with water after heavy rain; the nearby Hardwick Court Farm, now much reduced in size and cut off from the town by the M25, has the successor to the abbey's large and well-supported 15th-century tithe barn rebuilt in the 17th century. The eighteenth-century Chertsey Bridge provides an important cross-river link, Chertsey Lock is a short distance above it on the opposite side.

On the south west corner of the bridge is a bronze statue of local heroine Blanche Heriot striking the bell by Sheila MitchellFRBS. The summit of St Ann's Hill in Chertsey was a vital viewing point for the Anglo-French Survey, which calculated the distance between the Royal Greenwich Observatory and the Paris Observatory using trigonometry. A grid of triangles was measured all the way to the French coast. In the 18th century Chertsey Cricket Club was one of the strongest in the country and beat the rest of England by more than an innings in 1778; the Duke of Dorset, was appointed Ambassador to France in 1784. He arranged to have the Chertsey cricket team travel to France in 1789 to introduce cricket to the French nobility. However, the team, on arriving at Dover, met the Ambassador returning from France at the outset of the French Revolution and the opportunity was missed; the original Chertsey railway station was built by the London and Southampton Railway and opened on 14 February 1848. The present station, across the level crossing from the site of the original one, was opened on 10 October 1866 by the London and South Western Railway.

The Southern Railway completed electrification of the line on 3 January 1937. Samuel Lewis devotes one of his longest entries to small town in his 1848 topographical guide to England: Chertsey Regatta has been held on the river for over 150 years, in the non-Olympic regional sport of skiffing which has a club on this reach of river; the Olympic sport of rowing has an annual Burway Regatta above Chertsey Lock, an area of former flood meadow and golf course. The Burway was in the medieval period let out by the Abbey as over 200 acres of grazing pasture; the Burway faces the largest municipal park of a neighbouring borough. Chertsey was the home of Charles James Fox, who had wished to be buried there but instead is buried in Westminster Abbey; the nearby estate, now the large Foxhills Golf Estate and Restaurant, close to Ottershaw and Lyne, was named in honour of him, but was not his home. A long history of metal working exists, from the 19th century a prosperous bell foundry, was in Windsor Street.

Herrings, an iron foundry, flourished during the 19th c

Sulejman Mema

Sulejman Haxhi Mema is a former player and manager of Tirana Youth. He has been head of refereeing at the Football Association of Albania, he made his debut for Albania in an April 1983 European Championship qualification match against Northern Ireland, coming on as a second-half substitute for Shkëlqim Muça. It turned out to be his sole international match. Sulejman was born into a football family, as he is the son of Ali Mema, another former player and manager of Tirana, who in 2006 was honoured with the "Legend of Albanian Football" award by FAA, he is the nephew of Osman Mema, Ali's brother, cousin of Ardian Mema. Mema is the principal of the Sports mastery school Loro Boriçi in Tirana. Albanian Superliga: 21982, 1985 TiranaAlbanian Superliga: 1998–99, 2003–04 Albanian Supercup: 2003, 2007 Sulejman Mema at National-Football-Teams.com

Decomposing Composers

"Decomposing Composers" is a Monty Python comedic song released on Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album and the Monty Python Sings album. It was arranged by John Du Prez. Palin sings the song in what appears to be the persona of Luigi Vercotti, a seedy character who appeared in some sketches in the TV show Monty Python's Flying Circus, notably "Ethel the Frog" and "Ron Obvious"; the backing to the song is based on Pachelbel's Canon, in the final spoken coda, there is a medley of classical favourites in the background. It includes an attempt to play Beethoven's 5th Symphony, which keeps starting up and winding down to add to the "death" humour of the song. After an initial spoken section where Luigi talks to his wife on the phone, he summarizes various classical composers who are all dead, he mentions: Beethoven, Liszt, Elgar, Chopin, Haydn, Verdi and Debussy. The final, spoken coda to the song includes another list of composers, complete with their death date, he mentions: Claude Achille Debussy, "died", 1918.

Christoph Willibald Gluck, "died", 1787. Carl Maria von Weber, "not at all well", 1825. "Died", 1826. Giacomo Meyerbeer, "still alive", 1863. "Not still alive", 1864. Modest Mussorgsky, 1880, "going to parties. No fun anymore", 1881. Johann Nepomuk Hummel, "chatting away nineteen to the dozen with his mates down the pub every evening", 1836. 1837, "nothing". During this final coda various short snippets of famous classical pieces can be heard, namely the 1st movement of Johann Sebastian Bach's "3rd Brandenburg Concerto", Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's finale from the Swan Lake and the rondo from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 4th Horn Concerto

Kyburg-Buchegg

Kyburg-Buchegg is a former municipality in the district of Bucheggberg, in the canton of Solothurn, Switzerland. On 1 January 2014 the former municipalities of Kyburg-Buchegg, Tscheppach, Brügglen, Aetigkofen, Gossliwil, Hessigkofen, Mühledorf, Küttigkofen merged into the new municipality of Buchegg. Kyburg-Buchegg is first mentioned in 1175 as Ernaldus de Boucecca. Before the merger, Kyburg-Buchegg had a total area of 1.6 km2. Of this area, 1.01 km2 or 63.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.4 km2 or 25.0% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.2 km2 or 12.5 % is settled, 0.03 km2 or 1.9 % is either lakes. Of the built up area and buildings made up 6.3% and transportation infrastructure made up 5.0%. Power and water infrastructure as well as other special developed areas made up 1.3% of the area Out of the forested land, 21.9% of the total land area is forested and 3.1% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 46.9% is used for growing crops and 16.3% is pastures.

All the water in the municipality is flowing water. The former municipality is located in the Bucheggberg district, it comprises the two villages of Buchegg. Kyburg is the easternmost municipality on the northern edge of the Limpach valley. Buchegg is located below Kyburg on a plateau west of Buchegg Castle; the blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Gules Tower of "Bucheggschloss" Argent on a Mount Vert. Kyburg-Buchegg had a population of 342; as of 2008, 6.0% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has changed at a rate of -1.5%. Most of the population speaks German, with French being second most Romansh being third; as of 2008, the gender distribution of the population was 50.4 % female. The population was made up of 12 non-Swiss men. There were 18 non-Swiss women. Of the population in the municipality 112 or about 33.6% were born in Kyburg-Buchegg and lived there in 2000. There were 100 or 30.0% who were born in the same canton, while 101 or 30.3% were born somewhere else in Switzerland, 16 or 4.8% were born outside of Switzerland.

In 2008 there were 3 deaths of Swiss citizens. Ignoring immigration and emigration, the population of Swiss citizens remained the same while the foreign population remained the same. There was 1 Swiss woman who immigrated back to Switzerland. At the same time, there were 3 non-Swiss men and 2 non-Swiss women who immigrated from another country to Switzerland; the total Swiss population change in 2008 was a decrease of 4 and the non-Swiss population increased by 7 people. This represents a population growth rate of 0.9%. The age distribution, as of 2000, in Kyburg-Buchegg is. Of the adult population, 20 people or 6.0 % of the population are between 24 years old. 80 people or 24.0% are between 25 and 44, 92 people or 27.6% are between 45 and 64. The senior population distribution is 28 people or 8.4% of the population are between 65 and 79 years old and there are 16 people or 4.8% who are over 80. As of 2000, there were 148 people who never married in the municipality. There were 12 individuals who are divorced.

In 2000 there were 68 single family homes out of a total of 106 inhabited buildings. There were 13 multi-family buildings, along with 15 multi-purpose buildings that were used for housing and 10 other use buildings that had some housing. In 2000 there were 135 apartments in the municipality. Of these apartments, a total of 112 apartments were permanently occupied, while 19 apartments were seasonally occupied and 4 apartments were empty; as of 2009, the construction rate of new housing units was 6.1 new units per 1000 residents. The vacancy rate for the municipality, in 2010, was 1.34%. The historical population is given in the following chart: In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 29.57% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SP and the Green Party. In the federal election, a total of 165 votes were cast, the voter turnout was 63.0%. As of 2010, Kyburg-Buchegg had an unemployment rate of 1.3%. As of 2008, there were 12 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 4 businesses involved in this sector.

14 people were employed in the secondary sector and there were 5 businesses in this sector. 159 people were employed with 7 businesses in this sector. There were 173 residents of the municipality who were employed in some capacity, of which females made up 44.5% of the workforce. In 2008 the total number of full-time equivalent jobs was 146; the number of jobs in the primary sector was 8. The number of jobs in the secondary sector was 11 of which 5 or were in manufacturing and 7 were in construction; the number of jobs in the tertiary sector was 127. In the tertiary sector. In 2000, there were 102 workers who commuted into the municipality and 128 workers who commuted away. Th

Mark Cooper (artist)

Mark Cooper is an American multimedia artist based in Boston, Massachusetts working in ceramics and sculptural installation as well as painting. He is best known for his large scale biomorphic fiberglass sculptures. Cooper received his Bachelor of Science at Indiana University in 1972, his Masters of Fine Arts, from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at Tufts University in 1980, Boston, MA. Cooper teaches ceramics at Boston College and is a Regular Faculty at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, his paintings and sculptures made with fiberglass pieces, layered with rice paper, silk-screens, varying images and patterns, "explore dualities of culture and meaning." The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston College Museum, Capital Children's Museum in Washington, DC, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, the Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York, NY. He has received various public art commissions and grants from the Boston Medical Center, an Artist Fellowship Grant through the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a Gund Travel Grant, a special commission for the new Comme des Garçon store in New York City.

Recent exhibitions include: James and Audrey Foster Prize Finalists, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA. Most Cooper exhibited at the Seattle Art Fair in Seattle, with work representing a collaborative exchange with artists in Vietnam, China and Seattle, he was a part of Seattle Art Fair's off-site exhibition at the Living Computer Museum, called A Singularity. Mark Cooper has been represented by Samsøñ since 2012. Http://markfcooper.com/pdfs/MarkCooperReview2002.pdf http://seattleartfair.com/projects-events/mark-cooper/#. VcZOvDBVhBc https://news.artnet.com/market/seattle-art-fair-2015-321683 http://artdaily.com/news/80449/Seattle-Art-Fair-opens-to-more-than-4-000-visitors#. VcZO_TBVhBc "Mark Cooper - Reviews - Art in America". Artinamericamagazine.com. Retrieved June 6, 2015. Http://markfcooper.com/pdfs/AIA_SAMSON%20PROJECTS_Jan12-1.pdf "Art Galleries: What’s on exhibit around Boston - Arts - The Boston Globe". Bostonglobe.com. Retrieved June 6, 2015. "Art review: ‘New Blue and White’ at the MFA - Arts - The Boston Globe".

Bostonglobe.com. Retrieved June 6, 2015. "Mark Cooper - Fine Art". Markfcooper.com. Retrieved June 6, 2015. "MARK COOPER". Samsonprojects.com. Retrieved June 6, 2015

Amalia (novel)

Amalia is a 19th-century political novel written by the exiled Argentine author José Mármol. First published serially in the Montevideo weekly, Amalia became Argentina's national novel. Along with Domingo Faustino Sarmiento's Facundo, Amalia can be seen as an early precursor to the Latin American dictator novel through its strong criticism of caudillo Juan Manuel de Rosas, who ruled Argentina with a strong fist from 1829 to 1852. Set in post-colonial Buenos Aires, Amalia was written in two parts and is a semi-autobiographical account of José Mármol that deals with living in Rosas's police state. Mármol's novel was important as it showed how the human consciousness, much like a city or a country, could become a terrifying prison. Amalia attempted to examine the problem of dictatorships as being one of structure, therefore the problem of the state "manifested through the will of some monstrous personage violating the ordinary individual's privacy, both of home and of consciousness." Amalia Amalia Martin, Gerald.

"Journeys Through the Labyrinth: Latin American Fiction in the Twentieth Century". New York: Verso. ISBN 0-86091-238-8