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Chester (disambiguation)

Chester is a city and is the county town of Cheshire, United Kingdom. Chester may refer to: Chester, Nova Scotia Chester, a subway station in Toronto Chester, former local government area containing the city of Chester Chester-le-Street, County Durham Chester, Arkansas Chester, California, in Plumas County Chester, Merced County, California Chester, Connecticut Chester, Georgia Chester, Idaho Chester, Illinois Chester, Indiana Chester, Iowa Chester, Maine Chester, Maryland Chester, Massachusetts Chester, Minnesota Chester, Mississippi Chester, Montana Chester, Nebraska Chester, New Hampshire Chester, Orange County, New York Chester, New York, within the town in Orange County Chester, Warren County, New York Chester, Ohio Chester, Oklahoma Chester, Pennsylvania Chester, South Carolina Chester, South Dakota Chester, Texas Chester, Vermont Chester, Virginia Chester, listed on the NRHP in Virginia Chester, West Virginia Chester, Wisconsin Chester Creek, a tributary of the Delaware River Chester River, a tributary of Chesapeake BayRelated place namesChester Borough, New Jersey Chester City Chester County Chester Heights, Pennsylvania Chester Hill, Pennsylvania Chester Springs, Pennsylvania Chester Township Chester-Chester Depot, Vermont New Chester, Wisconsin Port Chester, New York Chester, an Australian thoroughbred racehorse and a leading sire Chester Cheetah, the mascot for the snack food Cheetos Chester Drescher, a performing dog born Queens, New York, USA Chester White, a breed of domestic pig which originated in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Chester, a Canadian bubblegum pop band, active from 1972 to 1975 Chester, by Josh Rouse "Chester", an American Revolutionary War anthem composed by William Billings Chester-class cruiser HMS Chester, disambiguation page The USS Chester, a heavy cruiser commissioned in 1930 The USS Chester, a light cruiser in service from 1908 to 1921 Chester Beatty Library, in Dublin, Republic of Ireland Chester F. C. a football club based in Chester, England ChesterBus, a municipal bus company operating services in Cheshire, England Chester Chester Chester City Chesterfield Chesterton Chestertown Chesterville West Chester

Halilu Akilu

General Halilu Akilu is a retired military general and high ranking intelligence official who served as director of the National Intelligence Agency. Following the 1983 Nigerian coup d'état, he replaced Aliyu Gusau as Director of Military Intelligence. Akilu graduated from the Nigerian Defence Academy in 1970 as a member of the NDA's 3rd Regular Combatant Course, his graduating class included officers such as Brig-Gen David Mark, Gen. Tunde Ogbeha, Gen. Alwali Kazir, Gen. Raji Rasaki, Gen. Chris Garuba, Gen. Abdulkareem Adisa, Adm. Mike Akhigbe and Gen. Tunji Olurin. Akilu as a Major in the early 1980s, was the Commanding Officer of the Nigerian Army's 146th Infantry Battalion that suppressed the Maitatsine religious riots. Akilu served as Director of the Army's Directorate of Military Intelligence and twice served as Chief of Defence Intelligence. Lt-Colonel Akilu played a coordinating role in the coup that ousted the democratically elected government of President Shehu Shagari and installed Maj-Gen.

Muhammadu Buhari as military head of state on December 31, 1983 Then Lt-Colonel Akilu played a major coordinating role as in the August 27, 1985 coup that ousted the Maj-Gen Muhammadu Buhari's regime and installed Maj-Gen. Ibrahim Babangida to power as Nigeria's Head of State. Akilu and Babangida have a close relationship in that Akilu's wife and the Babangida's wife (the late Maryam Babangida are cousins. Gen. Babangida (then Chief of Army Staff exploited his closeness to Akilu and other graduates of the NDA's Regular Course 3 to hatch the 1985 palace coup. Akilu was strategically placed in the DMI as a mole and counterweight to Mohammed Lawal Rafindadi, Gen. Buhari’s loyal Director of the Nigerian Security Organization. Akilu as Director of the DMI is alleged to have played a controversial role in the Dele Giwa parcel bomb blast affair. On October 18, 1986 Giwa's wife, Funmi received a call from the office of Col Akilu who took Giwa's home address and informed Funmi that Gen. Babangida's ADC would stop by to drop off an item for Dele Giwa.

Funmi Giwa is said to have interacted with Akilu on previous occasions so was familiar with Akilu's voice. On October 19, 1986 Akilu had a 10-minute conversation with Dele Giwa during which Akilu assured Giwa that charges the government had on Giwa were going to be dropped; this conversation is said to have occurred about 40 minutes before 2 men in a white Peugeot 504 sedan dropped off a parcel for Dele Giwa, delivered to Giwa by Giwa's son. Billy Giwa noted that the parcel bore the inscription "From the office of the C-in-C" and was marked "secret and confidential". Dele Giwa was killed by the bomb. Investigations were conducted into the Giwa assassination but the murder remains unsolved

Riley family

The Riley family are fictional characters on the American soap opera One Life to Live present at its debut in 1968. The Irish Catholic American clan is formed around the relationships and descendants of protagonist Joseph "Joe" Riley, they are showcased as a working class contrast to the affluent Lords, with members appearing from the debut episode on July 15, 1968 until August 24, 2011. Joe Riley's two sons, Kevin Lord Riley and Joe Riley, Jr. represent their paternal family for most of the series and are adopted into the Buchanan family upon the marriage of Joe's widow Victoria Lord Riley to Clint Buchanan in 1982. Eileen Riley Original character. Born off-screen late 1920s to unnamed parents as of 1968. Joseph Francis "Joe" Riley, Sr. Original character. Born off-screen 1938 as of 1968. Identical twin of Tom Dennison. Thomas "Tom" Dennison Born off-screen 1938 as of 1986. Identical twin of Joe Riley, Sr. Timothy "Tim" Siegel Born off-screen 1950 to Eileen Riley Siegel and Dave Siegel as of 1975.

Fraternal twin of Julie Siegel. Julie Siegel Born off-screen 1950 to Eileen Riley Siegel and Dave Siegel as of 1975. Fraternal twin of Tim Siegel. Mari Lynn Dennison Born off-screen 1969 to Tom Dennison and Carol Harper Dennison as of 1986. Megan Craig Riley Born onscreen December 1974, to Joe Riley, Sr. and Cathy Craig. Kevin Lord Riley Buchanan Born onscreen September 12, 1976, to Joe Riley, Sr. and Victoria Lord Riley, adopted by Clint Buchanan. Joseph Francis "Joey" Riley Buchanan Born onscreen January 8, 1980, to Joe Riley, Sr. Victoria Lord Riley, adopted by Clint Buchanan. Demerest "Duke" Buchanan Born onscreen June 29, 1992, to Kevin Buchanan and LeeAnn Demerest Buchanan. Zane Buchanan Born onscreen October 2006, to Duke Buchanan and Kelly Cramer. At the inception of One Life to Live appears journalist Joe Riley, managing editor of the Lord family-owned The Banner newspaper of fictional Philadelphia Main Line suburb Llanview, Pennsylvania. A working-class Irish American, early storylines focus on his budding relationship with Banner executive assistant and heiress Victoria "Viki" Lord and her first bout with multiple personalities.

Concurrently introduced at the show's origin is the family of Joe's sister, Eileen Riley Siegel. Joe and Viki marry in June 1969, a marriage ended at Viki's declaration of his legal death in 1970, he reappears in 1972. Viki continues with the marriage to Steve, but it falls apart with her continued infatuation with Joe. Viki divorces Steve and remarries Joe in 1974. Eileen leaves Llanview for Florida in 1976, soon thereafter Viki bears Joe his first son, Kevin Lord Riley. Joe dies in 1979, leaving a pregnant Viki widowed with their second child and his namesake son, Joseph Riley, Jr. born in 1980. Riley family tree – SoapCentral.com

Canterbury, New Zealand

Canterbury is a region of New Zealand, located in the central-eastern South Island. The region covers an area of 44,508 square kilometres, is home to a population of 617,700; the region in its current form was established in 1989 during nationwide local government reforms. The Kaikoura District joined the region in 1992 following the abolition of the Nelson-Marlborough Regional Council. Christchurch, the South Island's largest city and the country's third-largest urban area, is the seat of the region and home to 65 percent of the region's population. Other major towns and cities include Timaru, Ashburton and Rolleston. In 1848, Edward Gibbon Wakefield, a Briton, John Robert Godley, an Anglo-Irish aristocrat, founded the Canterbury Association to establish an Anglican colony in the South Island; the colony was based upon theories developed by Wakefield while in prison for eloping with a woman not-of-age. Due to ties to the University of Oxford, the Canterbury Association succeeded in raising sufficient funds and recruiting middle-class and upper-class settlers.

In April 1850, a preliminary group led by Godley landed at Port Cooper—modern-day Lyttelton Harbour—and established a port and shops in preparation for the main body of settlers. In December 1850, the first wave of 750 settlers arrived at Lyttelton in a fleet of four ships. Following 1850, the province's economy developed with the introduction of sheep farming; the Canterbury region's tussock plains in particular were suitable for extensive sheep farming. Since they were valued by settlers for their meat and wool, there were over half a million sheep in the region by the early 1850s. By the 1860s, this figure had risen to three million. During this period, the architect Benjamin Mountfort designed many civic and ecclesiastical buildings in the Gothic Revival style; the Canterbury Province was formed in 1853 following the passing of the New Zealand Constitution Act 1852. It was formed from part of New Munster Province and covered the middle part of the South Island, stretching from the east coast to the west coast.

The province was abolished, along with other provinces of New Zealand, when the Abolition of the Provinces Act came into force on 1 Nov 1876. The modern Canterbury Region has different boundaries in the north, where it includes some districts from the old Nelson Province; the area administered by the Canterbury Regional Council consists of all the river catchments on the east coast of the South Island from that of the Clarence River, north of Kaikoura, to that of the Waitaki River, in South Canterbury. It is New Zealand's largest region by area, with an area of 45,346 km2. Canterbury was traditionally bounded in the north by the Conway River, to the west by the Southern Alps, to the south by the Waitaki River; the area is divided into North Canterbury, Mid Canterbury, South Canterbury and Christchurch City. Statistics New Zealand estimates the population of Canterbury is 628,600 as of June 2019; the region is home to 12.8% of New Zealand's population. The median age of Canterbury's population is two years above the New Zealand median.

Around 15.5 percent of the population is aged 65 or over while 18.7 percent is aged under 15. There are 97.5 males for every hundred females in Canterbury. At the 2013 Census of Population and Dwellings, 86.9 percent of Cantabrians identified as of European ethnicity, 8.1 percent as Māori, 6.9 percent as Asian, 2.5 percent as Pacific Peoples, 0.8 percent as Middle Eastern/Latin American/African, 2.0 percent as another ethnicity. Just under 20 percent of Canterbury's population was born overseas, compared to 25 percent for New Zealand as a whole; the British Isles remains the largest region of origin, accounting for 36.5 percent of the overseas-born population in Canterbury. Around a quarter of Canterbury's overseas-born population at the 2013 Census had been living in New Zealand for less than five years, 11 percent had been living in New Zealand for less than two years. Around 49.7 percent of Cantabrians affiliate with Christianity and 3.3 percent affiliate with non-Christian religions, while 44.5 percent are irreligious.

Anglicanism is the largest Christian denomination in Canterbury with 14.8 percent affiliating, while Catholicism is the second-largest with 12.7 percent affiliating. The Canterbury region's economy is diversified into agriculture, fishing, forestry and energy resources such as coal and hydroelectricity, its agriculture sector is diversified into dairy farming, sheep farming and horticulture viticulture. The strength of the region's agricultural economy is displayed every November at the Canterbury A&P Show; the show coincides with Cup Week. During the interwar period, agricultural productivity was boosted by the introduction of mechanization and the improvement of seed stocks. Canterbury is New Zealand's main producer of cereal crops such as wheat and oats; as of 2002, the region produced 60.7% of the nation's supply of wheat, 51.1% of its barley stocks and 43.7% of its supply of oats. Canterbury has 25,065 hectares of the largest area in New Zealand; the largest crops are potatoes and beans, wine grapes and onions.

The region produces half of the New Zealand's mushrooms and berries. The region's viticulture industry was established by French settlers in Akaroa. Since wine-growing is concentrated into two regions: Waipa

Carla Henry

Carla Henry is a British actress, most famous for her role as Donna in Queer As Folk. She trained at Bretton Hall College, her performances in stage productions such as Storm and Habitat and On the Shore of the Wide World have seen her tackle a wide variety of roles. She played Kristin in the 2012 production of Miss Julie alongside Maxine Peake, Joe Armstrong and Liam Gerrard at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester and was nominated for a best supporting actress award in the Manchester Theatre AwardsShe played Castiza in Alex Cox's film Revengers Tragedy and appeared in his television film I'm A Juvenile Delinquent - Jail Me!. In 2013 she appeared in the BBC One drama series Frankie. Romeo & Juliet On the Shore of the Wide World Wedding Cane Habitat Thérèse Raquin The Storm Hansel and Gretel The Pleasure Man Miss Julie Our Town Birth Moving On BBC Scott and Bailey Home Front Frankie Revenger's Tragedy I'm A juvenile delinquent jail me Carla Henry on IMDb

South Downs

The South Downs are a range of chalk hills that extends for about 260 square miles across the south-eastern coastal counties of England from the Itchen Valley of Hampshire in the west to Beachy Head, in the Eastbourne Downland Estate, East Sussex, in the east. The Downs are bounded on the northern side by a steep escarpment, from whose crest there are extensive views northwards across the Weald; the South Downs National Park forms a much larger area than the chalk range of the South Downs and includes large parts of the Weald. The South Downs are characterised by rolling chalk downland with close-cropped turf and dry valleys, are recognised as one of the most important chalk landscapes in England; the range is one of the four main areas of chalk downland in southern England. The South Downs are less populated compared to South East England as a whole, although there has been large-scale urban encroachment onto the chalk downland by major seaside resorts, including most notably Brighton and Hove.

The South Downs have been inhabited since ancient times and at periods the area has supported a large population during Romano-British times. There is a rich heritage of historical features and archaeological remains, including defensive sites, burial mounds and field boundaries. Within the South Downs Environmentally Sensitive Area there are thirty-seven Sites of Special Scientific Interest, including large areas of chalk grassland; the grazing of sheep on the thin, well-drained chalk soils of the Downs over many centuries and browsing by rabbits resulted in the fine, springy turf, known as old chalk grassland, that has come to epitomise the South Downs today. Until the middle of the 20th century, an agricultural system operated by downland farmers known as'sheep-and-corn farming' underpinned this: the sheep of villagers would be systematically confined to certain corn fields to improve their fertility with their droppings and they would be let out onto the downland to graze. However, starting in 1940 with government measures during World War II to increase domestic food production and continuing into the 1950s, much grassland was ploughed up for arable farming, fundamentally changing the landscape and ecology, with the loss of much biodiversity.

As a result, while old chalk grassland accounted for 40-50% of the eastern Downs before the war, only 3-4% survives. This and development pressures from the surrounding population centres led to the decision to create the South Downs National Park, which came into full operation on 1 April 2011, to protect and restore the Downs; the South Downs have been designated as a National Character Area by Natural England. It is bordered by the Hampshire Downs, the Wealden Greensand, the Low Weald and the Pevensey Levels to the north and the South Hampshire Lowlands and South Coast Plain to the south; the downland is a popular recreational destination for walkers and mountain bikers. A long distance footpath and bridleway, the South Downs Way, follows the entire length of the chalk ridge from Winchester to Eastbourne, complemented by many interconnecting public footpaths and bridleways; the term'downs' is from Old English dūn, meaning'hill'. The word acquired the sense of'elevated rolling grassland' around the fourteenth century.

These hills are prefixed'south' to distinguish them from another chalk escarpment, the North Downs, which runs parallel to them about 30 miles away on the northern edge of the Weald. The South Downs are formed from a thick band of chalk, deposited during the Cretaceous Period around sixty million years ago within a shallow sea which extended across much of northwest Europe; the rock is composed of the microscopic skeletons of plankton which lived in the sea, hence its colour. The chalk has many fossils, bands of flint occur throughout the formation; the Chalk is divided into the Lower and Upper Chalk, a thin band of cream-coloured nodular chalk known as the Melbourn Rock marking the boundary between the Lower and Middle units. The strata of southeast England, including the Chalk, were folded during a phase of the Alpine Orogeny to produce the Weald-Artois Anticline, a dome-like structure with a long east-west axis. Erosion has removed the central part of the dome, leaving the north-facing escarpment of the South Downs along its southern margin with the south-facing chalk escarpment of the North Downs as its counterpart on the northern side, as shown on the diagram.

Between these two escarpments the anticline has been subject to differential erosion so that geologically distinct areas of hills and vales lie in concentric circles towards the centre. The chalk, being porous, allows water to soak through; the South Downs are a long chalk escarpment that stretches for over 110 kilometres, rising from the valley of the River Itchen near Winchester, Hampshire, in the west to Beachy Head near Eastbourne, East Sussex, in the east. Behind the steep north-facing scarp slope, the inclined dip slope of undulating chalk downland extends for a distance of up to 7 miles southwards. Viewed from high points further north in the High Weald and on the North Downs, the scarp of the South Downs presents itself as a steep wall that bounds the horizon, with its grassland heights punctuat