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County Borough of Warley

Warley was a short-lived county borough and civil parish in the geographical county of Worcestershire, forming part of the West Midlands conurbation. It was formed in 1966 by the combination of the existing county borough of Smethwick with the municipal boroughs of Oldbury and Rowley Regis, by recommendation of the Local Government Commission for England, it was abolished just 8 years in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, with its area passing to the Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell. The Local Government Act 1958 appointed a Local Government Commission to review administrative structures and boundaries in England outside London; the Act designated a "West Midlands Special Review Area" as one of five conurbations in which urgent reform was felt to be needed. The commission made its report in July 1961, recommending that the Black Country area of the West Midlands should be administered by five large county boroughs; the proposal to merge the boroughs of Oldbury, Rowley Regis and Smethwick as one of the new authorities was suggested by the three councils involved.

The government announced that it accepted the proposals in November 1962, it was intended that the County Borough of Warley should come into being on 1 April 1964. The reforms were delayed when five district councils in the review area took legal action in an attempt to prevent their implementation; the legal process was concluded in the Court of Appeal in July 1965, with the court ruling in the government's favour. Plans for Rowley Regis to be absorbed into an expanded Dudley borough were considered, while Halesowen was being lined up as the third area to be absorbed into a new borough which included Oldbury and Smethwick, but this did not happen and the borough of Halesowen survived until it was incorporated into the new Metropolitan Borough of Dudley in 1974; the Local Government Order 1965 was made on 3 November 1965, with the changes to come into effect on 1 April 1966. The Order was debated in the House of Commons on 2 December 1965. John Horner, the Labour MP for Oldbury and Halesowen stated that while the boroughs of Oldbury and Rowley Regis had supported the creation of the new county borough in 1961, they no longer did so.

In contrast, Peter Griffiths, Conservative member for Smethwick stated that the working party consisting of councillors for the three boroughs had given up their opposition, were trying to make a success of the new county borough. The group did, have objections to boundary changes which caused the transfer of an estate of council houses to West Bromwich; the borough took its name from the ancient Manor of Warley, listed in the Domesday Survey as covering much of the area. This was subsequently divided into two parts: Warley Wigorn; this was united as the civil parish of Warley in 1884, but divided between the boroughs of Oldbury and Smethwick. Smethwick and Rowley Regis had been part of Staffordshire; the new county borough was placed in the geographical county of Worcestershire. Part of the Oakham area of Dudley and most of the Tividale area of Tipton were incorporated into Warley, becoming part of the new Oldbury B69 postal district; the archives for Warley Borough are held at Sandwell Community History and Archives Service.

Source:Vision of BritainOn creation, the county borough was included in the area of the West Midlands Constabulary, formed to cover the five Black Country county boroughs formed in 1966. Warley was included in the area of the West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive in 1969, nominated one member of the transport authority; the first elections to Warley Borough Council were in February 1966, with those elected being a "shadow council" until coming into full powers on 1 April. The Labour Party held power, losing it to the Conservatives in 1968. Labour regained control in 1972 at the final borough election before abolition; the county borough was divided into fifteen wards, each returning three councillors and one alderman: Abbey Bearwood Brandhall Bristnall Cradley Heath Langley Old Hill and Blackheath Rounds Green Rowley St Paul's Sandwell Soho Tividale Uplands VictoriaThe political composition of the borough council was as follows following each election from 1967 to 1972: In 1967, the first council elections in Warley saw the Labour Party gain control of the council with a narrow majority, although the following year saw the Conservatives gain control with a significant majority, reflecting the slump in popularity of the Labour government across Britain at the time.

In 1972, Labour regained control of Warley. On 30 June 1966, the College of Arms granted the new county borough armorial bearings; the design incorporated features from the arms of the three merged boroughs. The blazon of the arms was as follows: Per saltire vert and or, two lions rampant in pale or, in fess of either flank a club in bend sinister surmounted by a caduceus in bend proper, and for a crest: Issuant from a Saxon crown or, a demi lion rampant double queued vert holding with the dexter paw an arrow barb downwards proper. Supporters: on the dexter side a lion gules in the mouth an arrow proper; the "chief" or upper third of the shield bearing a lion passant came from the arms of Rowley Regis, the "per saltire" division of the arms and green and gold colouring was found in Oldbury's insignia. The gold lions on a green background were from the arms of the Robsart family, while the crossed club and caduceus were the arms of James Watt; the crest featured a Saxon crown

(357439) 2004 BL86

2004 BL86 is a bright sub-kilometer asteroid and binary system, classified as near-Earth object and hazardous asteroid of the Apollo group 300 meters in diameter. It was discovered on 30 January 2004 by astronomers of the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research at Lincoln Laboratory's Experimental Test Site near Socorro, New Mexico, its 70-meter moon was discovered during the asteroid's close approach to the Earth in January 2015. On 26 January 2015 at 16:20 UTC, 2004 BL86 passed 3.1 lunar distances, from Earth. The asteroid peaked around apparent magnitude 9 and was near the celestial equator; the asteroid was larger. Near closest approach the asteroid was moving about 2.5 degrees per hour. The asteroid came to opposition on 27 January 2015 at 04:37 UTC. Around 5:00 UTC, the asteroid was near M44; the 26 January 2015 approach of 3.1 lunar distances was the closest approach of 2004 BL86 for at least the next 200 years. For comparison, 2015 TB145, about twice the size of 2004 BL86, passed 486,800 km, or 1.3 lunar distances, from Earth on 31 October 2015.

A minor-planet moon, provisionally designated S/2015 1, was first detected by ground-based telescopes by Joe Pollock and Petr Pravec. Observations by the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex and Green Bank Telescope confirmed that it is a binary asteroid with a secondary 70 meters across; the secondary is estimated to orbit at least 500 meters from the primary. About 16% of asteroids over 200 meters in diameter are thought to be binaries; this minor planet was numbered on 27 March 2013. As of 2017, it has not been named. Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets - – Minor Planet Center Asteroids with Satellites, Robert Johnston, PSI Scientists Study Surface Composition of Asteroid 2004 BL86 During Close Flyby of Earth, Planetary Science Institute, 27 January 2015 Asteroid Lightcurve Database, query form 2004 BL86 at NeoDyS-2, Near Earth Objects—Dynamic Site Ephemeris · Obs prediction · Orbital info · MOID · Proper elements · Obs info · Close · Physical info · NEOCC 2004 BL86 at the JPL Small-Body Database Close approach · Discovery · Ephemeris · Orbit diagram · Orbital elements · Physical parameters

List of the United States National Park System official units

The Official Units of the National Park System of the United States is the collection of physical properties owned or administered by the National Park Service. As of 2019, there are 419 official units of the National Park System. For example, Denali National Park and Preserve are counted as two units, since the same name applies to a national park and an adjacent national preserve, yet Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve is counted as one unit, despite its double designation. Counting methodology is rooted in the language of a park's enabling legislation. Furthermore, the NPS contributes resources to "affiliated areas" which do not fall under its administration, these do not count toward the official list number. An example is Oklahoma City National Memorial; these units are a subset of the areas in the United States National Park System, nearly all participate in the national park passport stamps program. Until 2013, Delaware was the only state without an official unit National park system units are found in Washington, D.

C. Guam, American Samoa, the U. S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico. Bold indicates national parks. List of areas in the United States National Park System List of all national parks of the world List of U. S. state parks National Park Passport Stamps National Park Travelers Club The National Parks: Index 2012-2016 - Official Index of the National Park Service National Park Service Index:Addendum - Official Index updated June 2017 Foundation Document: The White House and President’s Park District of Columbia government GIS Data National Park Service National Park System Units by type Former National Park System Units: An Analysis The 417 NPS units, by classification. List from NPS, January 2017 NPS Publications

Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheju

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheju is a Latin rite suffragan diocese in the ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Gwangju, South Korea, yet depends on the missionary Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. Its episcopal see and mother church is Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Jeju City, it was created on 28 June 1971 by Pope Paul VI as Apostolic Prefecture of Jeju 제주 / Cheju / 濟州 / Cheiuen, exempt, on territory split off from its Metropolitan, the Archdiocese of Gwangju 광주) The episcopal see was elevated on 21 March 1977 by Pope Paul VI to Diocese of Jeju 제주 / Cheju / 濟州 / Cheiuen. As per 2014, it pastorally served 71,845 Catholics on 1,849 km² in 27 parishes with 51 priests, 1 deacon, 110 lay religious and 17 seminarians. Apostolic Prefecture of Jeju 제주 Apostolic Administrator Harold Hyun = Harold William Henry, Columban Missionaries, Titular Archbishop of Thubunæ in Numidia.

Very Proud of Ya

Proud of Ya is the second studio album by American punk rock band AFI. It was released on June 1996 through Nitro Records; the liner notes of the album state that all the tracks are copyrighted to Anthems for Insubordinates, while the mailing address states the band's name as Asking for It. It is the last album to feature bassist Geoff Kresge; the album features future band member Jade Puget performing back-up vocals. The tracks "Two of a Kind" and "Yürf Rendenmein" were re-recorded from their debut album Answer That and Stay Fashionable; the title of "Love is a Many Splendored Thing" is a reference to the song of the same name by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster, although it is not a cover. A music video directed by Darren Doane and Ken Daurio was made for the track "He Who Laughs Last...". All lyrics are written by Dave. Credits adapted from liner notes. A. F. I. – producer Tom Audisio – band photo Adam Carsondrums, backing vocals Davey Havok –– lead vocals, additional guitar Geoff Kresge – bass, cover drawing Paul Marchand – additional guitar Mark Stopholese– lead guitar, backing vocals Rockabilly Nick 13 – rhythm guitar, vocals Dayton Paiva – live shots BJ Papas – live shots Jade "The Playah" Puget – additional guitars, vocals Michael Rosen – producer, engineer Eddie Shreyer – mastering Winni Wintermeyer – designStudiosRecorded at T.

M. L. Studios, Hayward, CA Mastered at Future Disc

Ein Ayala

Ein Ayala is a semi-cooperative moshav in northern Israel. Located at the foot of Mount Carmel around 20 km south of Haifa, it falls under the jurisdiction of the Hof HaCarmel Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 1,177. Ein Ayala founded in 1949 by European Jewish immigrants, the majority from the region of Carpathian Ruthenia, once belonged to Czechoslovakia, now part of Ukraine, the minority from the Bukovina region, they were Hungarian speaking. The founders came to Israel and settled in a refugee camp near Khirbat Bayt Lid before coming to the site and settling in tents; the moshav was built next to Ayn Ghazal, a Palestinian village depopulated during Operation Shoter in July 1948. Walid Khalidi writes that it is not on Ayn Ghazal land, but that Ein Ayala was founded on land belonging to Kafr Lam, cultivated land adjacent to Khirbat al-Sawamir. In April 1951 the moshav was incorporated in the newly established Hof HaCarmel Regional Council and granted municipal status. In the early years, the 92 pioneer families found it difficult to earn a livelihood due to lack of agricultural equipment and logistical problems.

Although the land around Ein Ayala was deemed arable, they had only one cart and no paved roads, making transportation difficult during the winter. The moshav received a number of cows from Switzerland, but they arrived during a drought year and did not produce much milk. A delegation of engineers from the Jewish Agency visited the moshav and determined that only 20% of the houses would last another year, as most began to develop cracks; the moshav lacked a kindergarten building for its 60 children and the power supply in the moshav was limited despite the fact the moshav was close to a high voltage power line. Part of the reason for the crisis was the poor layout. Rather than planning the moshav as a centralized bloc, as was common at the time, it formed a long and narrow strip stretching over two or three kilometers; this made it difficult to reach the grocery store, kindergarten etc. Furthermore, the location of the moshav on a plain between the sea and the mountain ridge of Mount Carmel led to flooding in the winter and hot temperatures in the summer.

In 2011, TheMarker listed Ein Ayala in the top ten finest communities in Israel where home prices are still reasonable. Official website