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Richard Llwyd

Richard Llwyd known as The Bard of Snowdon, was a Welsh author and expert on Welsh heraldry and genealogy. His most notable work is the poem Beaumaris Bay, published in 1800. Llwyd was born at Beaumaris in 1752 to John and Alice Llwyd, his father was a coast trader. He spent nine months at Beaumaris Free School before entering the service of a local gentleman; as of 1780 Llwyd was a secretary to a Mr. Griffiths of Conwy. In his life Llwyd became interested in Welsh books and manuscripts and became an acknowledged expert on Welsh heraldry and genealogy, spending much of his time studying the Hengwrt Manuscripts of Robert Vaughan, his continuing research led him to becoming an acknowledged source to many writers of the time, including Richard Colt Hoare, Peter Roberts and Richard Fenton. In 1800, Llwyd published his poem "Beaumaris Bay", followed by Gayton Wake or Mary Dod and Poems, Odes, Translations from the British. On a visit to London in 1808, to study at the British Museum, he was introduced to the likes of Owen Jones and William Owen Pughe, who furthered his reputation as one of the foremost experts in Welsh genealogy.

In 1814, at the age of 62, he married Ann Bingley, daughter of an alderman of Chester, the town where he now lived. In his retirement, Llwyd continued his connection with Welsh culture, being made an honorary member of the Cymmrodorian Society, he returned to Beaumaris where he was instrumental in raising a monument to David Hughes, the founder of the Free School he studied at as a child. He died in Chester in 1835, he is buried at St. John's churchyard in Chester. Lloyd, John Edward. T.. The Dictionary of Welsh Biography, Down to 1940. Cardiff: William Lewis. "Llwyd, Richard". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900

The Village (The Prisoner)

The Village is the fictional setting of the 1960s UK television series The Prisoner where the main character, Number Six, is held with other former spies and operatives. The theme of the series is his captors' attempts to find out why Number Six resigned from his job and his attempts to escape from the Village and learn the identity of Number One. Beyond its explicit physical setting, the Village is viewed as an allegory for humanity and society during the Cold War era. Patrick McGoohan notes that the Village is "within all of us...we all live in a little Village... Your village may be different from other people's villages but we are all prisoners." The location of the Village is unknown for most of the series. In "Many Happy Returns", it is said to be on the coast of Morocco or southern Portugal an island, is located by Number Six in this area while making reconnaissance passes in an aircraft. Prior to this, in "The Chimes of Big Ben", it is claimed to be located on the Baltic Sea, though it is revealed that it is all a Village plot.

In the alternative version of the episode "The Chimes of Big Ben", Number Six constructs a device that allows him to work out the Village's location. This version of the episode is not considered part of the series' canon; the series final episode, "Fall Out", reveals. Number Six and other characters are able to drive from the Village to central London. Although a line of dialogue in "Many Happy Returns" has a character speculating that the Village is on an island, this is never confirmed in the series, in fact all given locations should be considered unreliable evidence given the fact they are mentioned as part of a deception aimed at getting Number Six to reveal why he resigned from his secret British government job. However, those who argue that Number Six is driven insane in Fall Out dispute its revelation that the Village is in the United Kingdom. So the issue is left to the viewer's interpretation; the Italianate architecture of the Village is somewhat deceptive as the interiors of the buildings are Georgian, 1960s'Mod', or in a number of instances, an oddly sparse kind of'ultra modern' design.

Throughout the Village, music plays in the background, nearly all of it alternating between rousing marching band music and lullabies, periodically interrupted by public announcements. The media and signage incorporate sailing and resort themes. Who operates the Village is deliberately obscured. Ostensibly, the Village is run by a democratically elected council, with a popularly elected executive officer known as "Number Two" presiding over it and the Village itself, although internal dialogue indicates that the entire process is rigged. "Work units" or "credits" serve as currency in its shops, are kept track of with a hole-punched credit card. Although various members of the community in the Village hold down jobs or own businesses, including Number Six do not have jobs, though they are given a comfortable lifestyle; the exact size of the environs of the Village is never established on screen. Besides the main Village setting, known to include a hospital building, there are woods and coastal areas.

The Village is large enough that one episode established that an entire Old West town and environs was built somewhere in the vicinity. In "Arrival", "Many Happy Returns" and other episodes, Number Six views the Village from the air, yet is unable to spot any surrounding towns or cities. In other episodes, buildings can be seen on the far side of the bay. All maps of the Village seen in the series display little beyond the central village, indicating that it is surrounded on three sides by mountains and sea on the fourth, though the map does show a road leading off the map which may connect to the other areas, such as the Village hospital, depicted as being in a field-like area away from the core Village. For official identification purposes, all residents and staff of the Village are assigned numbers in lieu of names, with few exceptions the use of proper names is forbidden. A few characters as referred to by their former military rank such as admiral. Numbers are reassigned as and when the current holder leaves the Village.

The actual population of the Village is unknown - other than that there are some residents whose numbers are in the low triple digits and save for Number Two, the numbering appears to have no bearing on one's authority or rank within the Village. Most identification badges are white, but black; the only character never seen wearing a number badge is the unnamed Butler. Only one character - a woman in "The Schizoid Man" who befriends Number Six - is identified by a proper name, never by her number. Many items in the Village are brand

Where Did It All Go Wrong?

"Where Did It All Go Wrong?" is a song and single by the English rock band Oasis released on their 2000 album, Standing on the Shoulder of Giants. Written by guitarist Noel Gallagher, it is one of two songs on Standing on the Shoulder of Giants that features him on lead vocals. In explaining why front man Liam Gallagher did not sing the song, Noel claimed that: " Liam just couldn't get that one; the melody shifts quite a lot... Liam hasn't got that dynamism in his voice."Noel stated that the song's lyrics are about a circle of friends that he was involved with at one time in his life, as well as being semi-autobiographical. Q Magazine stated that the song is "Easily a stand-out moment in the vast pantheon of Gallagher anthems... evocative heartbreak record for the disaffected middle youth, still a vulnerable youngster at the core..."An early demo of the track featured flutist Charlotte Glasson, but when the album was re-recorded the flute part was not included. Glasson featured on Gas Panic! from the same album.

Although not released as a commercial single, the song was released as a radio-single in the United States, where the song received airplay but failed to chart due in part to no official release. The video features Liam being interviewed whilst Noel sings whilst reading a newspaper and looking at what is going on in the building opposite where he and the band are. Noel Gallagher – lead vocals, lead guitars, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards Liam Gallagher – tambourine, piano Alan Whitedrums Paul Stacey – additional acoustic guitar CD Epic Promotional Release ESK 12875"Where Did It All Go Wrong?" - 4:31 "Where Did It All Go Wrong?" - 4:28 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

USS Earheart (APD-113)

USS Earheart, ex-DE-603, was a United States Navy high-speed transport in commission from 1945 to 1946. Earheart was laid down as the Rudderow-class destroyer escort USS Earheart on 20 March 1945 by Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc. at Hingham, Massachusetts. She was reclassified as a Crosley-class high-speed transport and redesignated APD-113 during construction, was launched on 12 May 1945, sponsored by Mrs. James Earheart, mother of the ship's namesake, Private First Class James E. Earheart, Jr. Earheart was commissioned on 26 July 1945 with Lieutenant Commander N. M. Goodhue in command. Earheart conducted shakedown training at Guantanamo Bay, during which World War II ended with the surrender of Japan on 15 August 1945, she moved to Providence, Rhode Island, to celebrate Navy Day on 27 October 1945. Earheart moved on to Green Cove Springs, for inactivation. Earheart was decommissioned at Green Cove Springs on 29 April 1946 and berthed there with the Florida Group of the Atlantic Reserve Fleet in the St. Johns River.

She was stricken from the Navy List on 12 December 1963. Earheart was transferred to Mexico on 12 December 1963. In Mexican Navy service she was named ARM Papaloapan after the Papaloapan River, she was assigned the new pennant number of B04. Papaloapan was discarded by the Mexican Navy and scrapped that year; this article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here. NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive DE-603 / APD-113 Earheart

Okushiri, Hokkaido

Okushiri is a town on Okushiri Island, located in Hiyama Subprefecture, Japan. As of September 2016, the town has an estimated population of 2,812, a density of 20 persons per km²; the total area is 142.98 km². Hiyama Prefectural Natural Park encompasses town; the name Okushiri comes from the Ainu name Ikusyun-shiri. Iku means. However, the Japanese meaning of the two kanji used for the name mean "deep inside/innermost" and "buttocks/hips". On July 12, 1993, the Southwest Hokkaido Open Sea earthquake of magnitude 7.8 in the Sea of Japan off southwest Hokkaido created a devastating tsunami. This tsunami killed 198 people in the town, despite a tsunami warning system and a seawall, caused landslides on the hills above. Another 32 people were missing, including 3 in Russia and 129 were injured; the subsequent fire burned down much of. The island was reshaped by the tsunami, 10 meters high in town; the tsunami struck within five minutes of the earthquake, leaving residents no warning. 1906: The village of Okushiri was founded.

1966: Okushiri Village became Okushiri Town. 1993: Southwest Hokkaido Open Sea earthquake occurred. Okushiri Island is accessible by sea. Okushiri Airport serves the island with daily flights to and from Hakodate Airport. Regular ferry services to and from Esashi and Setana are provided by Heartland Ferry, time timetable changes seasonally. A local bus service operates year-round. High schools Hokkaido Okushiri High School Junior high schools Okushiri Junior High School Aonae Junior High School Elementary schools Okushiri Elementary School Aonae Elementary School Awaji, Hyogo Media related to Okushiri, Hokkaidō at Wikimedia Commons Official Website