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Covered Market, Oxford

The Covered Market is a historic market with permanent stalls and shops in a large covered structure in central Oxford, England. The market is located to the north of the High Street towards the western end between Cornmarket Street and Turl Street. To the north is Market Street. Most of the entrances are from the High Market Street, it is possible to gain access from Cornmarket via the Golden Cross alley, with its small up-market shops. The Covered Market was opened on 1 November 1774 and is still active today, it was started in response to a general wish to clear'untidy and unsavoury stalls' from the main streets of central Oxford. John Gwynn, the architect of Magdalen Bridge, drew up the plans and designed the High Street front with its four entrances. In 1772, the newly formed Market committee, half of whose members came from the town and half from the university, accepted an estimate of nine hundred and sixteen pounds ten shillings, for the building of twenty butchers' shops. Twenty more soon followed, after 1773 meat was allowed to be sold only inside the market.

From this nucleus the market grew, with stalls for garden produce, pig meat, dairy products and fish. Today the covered market is still home to numerous traders, around half of which are food retailers, including traditional market shops selling fresh food such as greengrocers and butchers. There are newer gift shops and sandwich shops. Most of the shops now are quite a bit larger than the original stall sizes, so the number of businesses in the covered market is smaller than in the past, it is a bustling area on Saturdays. The Covered Market may be accessed via the four entrances on the High Street, via Golden Cross, from three entrances on Market Street. In 2017, Oxford City Council, which owns the Covered Market, announced a £1.6m investment in the fabric of the building, including roof repairs, improved public conveniences, external paving and new signage. In May 2017, the Covered Market received'the Royal seal of approval' when it was visited by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

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House Work (song)

"House Work" is a song by English DJ and record producer Jax Jones featuring vocals from Mike Dunn and British singer MNEK. The song was released as a digital download on 1 July 2016, through Polydor Records in the United Kingdom; the song has peaked at number 85 on the UK Singles Chart. The single cover is Jones' first to resemble everyday commercial products, in this case the cover resembles a bottle of washing up liquid; the official music video to accompany the release of "House Work" was first released onto YouTube on 30 August 2016 at a total length of two minutes and forty-five seconds. A video was released featuring a live mix of the song; the video features a fictional infomercial for a product called "House Work"

William Henderson (physician)

Prof. William Henderson was a conventionally trained Scottish physician who became an influential advocate for homeopathy in Great Britain. Henderson was born in Thurso in Caithness. William Henderson was appointed professor of general pathology at the University of Edinburgh and physician-in-ordinary to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, he authored important articles on the pathological aspects of aortic and heart disease. He contributed to the recognition as separate diseases of typhus and typhoid fever. Henderson was early advocate for homeopathy in Scotland and was at the centre of the controversy surrounding the introduction of homeopathy to Edinburgh in the early 1840s; this involved the Faculty of Medicine, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and medical societies as well as prominent medical figures of the period including Sir John Forbes, Professor Sir James Simpson, Professor Sir Robert Christison and Professor James Syme. Many Scottish physicians were influenced by Henderson's teachings and they in turn were involved in the wider introduction of homeopathy in Britain.

In his retirement Prof. Henderson was author to a reference work on the Bible that gave ample evidence of his extensive religious knowledge and held convictions, he is buried, with his wife Williamina and other members of his family, against the north wall of the Grange Cemetery in Edinburgh. William Henderson and John Reid, "A Report on the Epidemic Fever of Edinburgh", Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal, vol. 52, 1839, pp. 429–462. William Henderson, An Inquiry into the Homeopathic Practice of Medicine, published by J. Leath, MacLachlan and Stewart, 1845. William Henderson, Homeopathy Fairly Represented: A Reply to Professor Simpson's "Homeopathy Misrepresented", Lindsay & Blakiston 1854. Available in reprint from Kessinger Publishing, 2008, ISBN 1-4369-6126-2. William Henderson, "A Letter to John Forbes", British Journal of Homeopathy, April 1846. William Henderson and Concordance of the Names of Persons and Places of the Old and New Testaments, T. & T. Clark, 1869, 680 pp. Boyd, D. H.. "William Henderson and homeopathy in Edinburgh".

The Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. 36: 170–8. PMID 17153153

Bellary Fort

The Bellary Fort was built on top of a hill called the "Ballari Gudda" or the Fort Hill. It is situated in the Bellary district, in Karnataka state, India, it was built in two parts namely, the Lower Fort. The Upper Fort was built by Hanumappa Nayaka, a feudatory of Vijayanagara Empire, but the Lower Fort was built by Hyder Ali in part of the 18th century. A French engineer was the builder of the Lower Fort, he refurbished the Upper Fort also. After the forts were completed, Haider Ali found that the forts built were at a lower elevation vis-a-vis an opposite hill called the'Kumbara Gudda', thus putting the new forts militarily at a strategic disadvantage; as a result, Haider Ali was annoyed with this lapse and it is said that he ordered hanging of the French engineer at the east gate of the fort. The French engineer's grave, dated 1769, is located at the east gate of the fort and has been preserved due to efforts of local Muslims who claim that it was the tomb that belonged to a Muslim saint.

The forts have fine ramparts with a rich history with several religious monuments. A citadel was in the upper fort with several ancient tanks while the lower fort on the east housed the arsenal. There are several legends attributed to the city where the fort is located. A mythological legend states that the city is named after Indra, the king of gods, who destroyed the Rakshasa ‘‘Balla’’ who resided in the area. Another ancient legend links this place to some events in the epic Ramayana, it is said that Rama while searching for Sita met Sugreeva and Hanuman at a place near Hampi, 30 kilometres, from Bellary, the celebrated capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. The linked legend states that Bellary is the name derived from the old Kannada word “Vallari” and “Vallapuri”. An inscription from the time of the rule of Ganga Dynasty of Talakad, testifies to the territory of Sindha Vishaya, which today consists of Bellary and Dharwad districts. In the Hoysala period, the dynasty of "Bellariya Naredu" had sovereignty over Bellary when it was known as Kuntala Desha, though it subsequently came to be known by the name ‘Vallari-Vallapuri’.

The fort and the town are located around two prominent and large rocky granite hills: the Ballari Gudda and Kumbara Gudda. The two hills provide the dominant backdrop to the city, can be seen from all parts of the city. Apart from these two hills, there are smaller hills such as the Kaate Gudda, the Eeshwara Gudda, one hill adjacent to the St. John's High School in the Fort Area and another hill near to the Bellary Central Jail; the fort located on the Ballari Gudda, on a spur of the Sandur range at the border of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh has abundant granite outcrops. There is hardly any vegetation on the barren rocky countryside; the fort has a commanding view of the plains. The terrain in and around the Bellary fort consists of granite rocks, which rises above the plains in the form of a large mountain; the semi-elliptical shape of the hill has a longer northern side vis-a-vis the southern side. The rock formations consist of a mixture of granite with felspar in large rhomboidal prismatic form.

This type of rock creates a strong reflection of the Sun's rays causing hot climatic conditions in the fort and the town. The climatic condition of the place is explained as hot and arid, but is stated to be healthy weather. Bellary town and the district has a hoary history dating from 300 BC till 1365 AD, the beginning of the Vijayanagar empire, it was ruled by Mauryas, Kadambas, Chalukyas of Kalyana, Kalachuryas and Hoysalas. But the specific history of the fort starts with the rule of the chieftain named Hanumappa Nayaka, a feudatory of the Vijayanagar empire, who built the Upper Fort. With the fall of the Vijayanagar empire in 1565, the area witnessed political upheaval till the British took control of the region, around 1800 AD; the region subsequently came under the control of the Bijapur Sultans. Shivaji, who during one of his campaigns was passing through the fort seized the fort, in 1678, as some of his advance scouting parties were ambushed by the garrison stationed in the fort, he restored the fort on condition of tribute payment.

Under force, in 1761, the fort came under the control of Basalat Jung of Adoni. The Nayaka chieftain of the fort refused to pay the tribute money; the Nayaka sought the help of Haider Ali of Mysooru to attack the Adoni Sultan. Haider Ali convincingly defeated the Adonis, but subsequently, Haider Ali himself usurped the region. It was during his time that the Upper Fort was restored and the Lower Fort was newly constructed with the help of a French engineer. Bellary was a stronghold of Haidar Ali, he surprised the forces sent by Nizam under the military command of a Frenchman named M. de Lally and besieged the fort and took total control. But after the defeat of Tipu Sultan, Hyder Ali's son, at the hands of the British during the Third Anglo-Mysore War, the territory was divided and the Bellary district with the fort was given to the Nizam Salabat Jang. After the defeat and death of Tippu Sultan in 1799 in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War at Srirangapattanam, the Mysore territories were further divided up between the Wodeyars, Asaf Jah II and the British.

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Robert Taft Jr.

Robert Alphonso Taft Jr. was an American politician. He was a member of the Taft political family who served as a Republican Congressman from Ohio between 1963 and 1965, as well as between 1967 and 1971, he served as a U. S. Senator between 1971 and 1976. Taft Jr. was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on February 26, 1917, the second of four sons born to Robert Alphonso Taft Sr. and the former Martha Wheaton Bowers. Unlike his father, he did not have a middle name, although he sometimes used the same middle initial. Robert Jr.'s paternal grandparents were President William Howard Taft and First Lady Helen Louise "Nellie" Herron while his maternal grandparents were Lloyd Wheaton Bowers and Louisa Bennett Wilson. His older brother was William Howard Taft III, who served as Ambassador to Ireland from 1953 to 1957, while his younger brothers were Lloyd Bowers Taft, who worked as an investment banker in Cincinnati, Horace Dwight Taft, who became a professor of physics and dean at Yale. Taft graduated from Yale University in 1939 and Harvard Law School in 1942.

During World War II, Taft served as an officer in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1946. After law school, Taft joined the Cincinnati law firm, Taft and Hollister, founded by his father. Taft served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1955 to 1962 until winning election to the United States House of Representatives. Taft won election to the United States House of Representatives in 1962 as an at-large representative from Ohio. In 1955 he became a compatriot of the Sons of the American Revolution. In 1964, rather than running for re-election to the House, he ran for the U. S. Senate, but he lost to Stephen M. Young. In 1966, Taft returned to the House of Representatives, unseating Democratic incumbent John J. Gilligan. In 1968, Taft won re-election. Taft won Young's U. S. Senate seat six years after losing to him when Young did not run for re-election, running against Howard Metzenbaum. Taft, lost six years in a rematch against Metzenbaum, he resigned six days before the end of his term to resume the practice of law.

In 1939, Robert Jr. married daughter of Lewis W. Noel and Natalie Duncan, they were the parents of: Robert Alphonso "Bob" Taft III, Governor of Ohio from 1999 to 2007 Sarah Butler Taft Deborah Taft Jonathan Duncan Taft. After Blanca's death, Robert Jr. remarried to Katherine Longworth Whittaker, widow of his distant cousin David Gibson Taft. They divorced in 1977 and in October 1978, he married the former Joan McKelvy of Cincinnati. On November 29, 1993, Taft fell into a coma, he never woke from the coma and died on December 7, 1993. Joan died on January 16, 2015. Http://www.history.army.mil/books/Last_Salute/Ch9.htm http://family.hodank.com/jumbo/group5/f_2637.html#0 HighBeam http://mikehaydock.com/p608.htm#i53887 https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1964&dat=19700514&id=u6ZGAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ySwNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1001,5329446 http://enquirer.com/editions/2000/11/28/loc_governors.html

Sony α5100

The Sony α5100 is a digital rangefinder-type mirrorless camera announced by Sony on 18 August 2014. The camera has been well received because of its features. One of the main drawbacks is the fake shutter sound that the camera emits when taking a photo, something that many reviewers noted that worsens the experience of taking photos, as the sound cannot be turned off; this fake shutter sound can be heard when shooting at 1/10 s or slower, at faster speeds it is either not emitted or the sound appears to blend in with the mechanical rear curtain shutter sound. This fake shutter sound is present in order to indicate to the camera user that the exposure has started, most to mimic a mechanical front curtain, as most Sony camera now have electronic front curtains. Missing from this camera model is a dedicated physical Fn button, standard for most Sony mirrorless cameras; the programmable function menu that can be assigned to one of the programmable buttons, similar to older Sony NEX camera models, is not available.

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