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Edith Hamilton

Edith Hamilton was an American educator and internationally known author, one of the most renowned classicists of her era in the United States. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, she studied in Germany at the University of Leipzig and the University of Munich. Hamilton began her career as an educator and head of the Bryn Mawr School, a private college preparatory school for girls in Baltimore, Maryland. Hamilton's second career as an author began after her retirement from Bryn Mawr School in 1922, she was sixty-two years old when her first book, The Greek Way, was published in 1930. It was an immediate success and a featured selection by the Book-of-the-Month Club in 1957. Hamilton's other notable works include The Roman Way, The Prophets of Israel and The Echo of Greece. Critics have acclaimed Hamilton's books for their lively interpretations of ancient cultures, she is described as the classical scholar who "brought into clear and brilliant focus the Golden Age of Greek life and thought... with Homeric power and simplicity in her style of writing".

Her works are said to influence modern lives through a "realization of the refuge and strength in the past" to those "in the troubled present." Hamilton's younger sister was Alice Hamilton, an expert in industrial toxicology and the first woman appointed to the faculty of Harvard University. Edith Hamilton, the eldest child of American parents Gertrude Pond and Montgomery Hamilton, was born on August 12, 1867, in Dresden, Germany. Shortly after her birth, the Hamilton family returned to the United States and made their home in Fort Wayne, where Edith's grandfather, Allen Hamilton, had settled in the early 1820s. Edith spent her youth among her extended family in Fort Wayne. Edith's grandfather, Allen Hamilton, was an Irish immigrant who came to Indiana in 1823 by way of Canada and settled in Fort Wayne. In 1828 he married the daughter of Indiana Supreme Court Justice Jesse Lynch Holman. Allen Hamilton became a land speculator. Much of the city of Fort Wayne was built on land; the Hamilton family's large estate on a three-block area of downtown Fort Wayne included three homes.

The family built a home at Mackinac Island, where they spent many of their summers. For the most part, the second and third generations of the extended Hamilton family, which included Edith's family, as well as her uncles and cousins, lived on inherited wealth. Montgomery Hamilton, a scholarly man of leisure, was one of Allen and Emerine Hamilton's eleven children, her father attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School and studied in Germany. Montgomery met Gertrude Pond, the daughter of a wealthy Wall Street broker and sugar importer, while living in Germany, they were married in 1866. Montgomery Hamilton became a partner in a wholesale grocery business in Fort Wayne, but the partnership dissolved in 1885 and the business failure caused a financial loss for the family. Afterwards, Montgomery Hamilton retreated from public life. Edith's mother, who loved modern literature and spoke several languages, remained active in the community and had "wide cultural and intellectual interests." After the failure of her father's business, Edith realized that she would need to provide a livelihood for herself and decided to become an educator.

Edith was the oldest of five siblings that included three sisters and a brother, all of whom were accomplished in their respective fields. Edith became an renowned author. Hamilton's youngest sibling, was nineteen years her junior, he became a writer, professor of Spanish, assistant dean for foreign students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Arthur was the only sibling to marry; because Edith's parents disliked the public school system's curriculum, they taught their children at home. As she once described him, "My father was well-to-do. Edith, who learned to read at an early age, became an excellent storyteller. Hamilton credited her father for guiding her towards studies of the classics, her father introduced her to Greek language and literature, where her mother taught the Hamilton children French and had them tutored in German. In 1884 Edith began two years of study at Miss Porter's Finishing School for Young Ladies in Farmington, where attendance was a family tradition for the Hamilton women.

Three of Hamilton's aunts, three cousins, her three sisters attended the school. Hamilton returned to Indiana in 1886 and began four years of preparation prior to her acceptance at Bryn Mawr College near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1891, she majored in Greek and Latin and was awarded a bachelor of arts and a master of arts degree in 1894. Hamilton spent the year after her graduation as a fellow in Latin at Bryn Mawr College and was awarded the Mary E. Garrett European Fellowship, the college's highest honor; the cash award from Bryn Mawr provided funds to enable Edith and Alice, who had completed her medical degree at the University of Michigan in 1893, to pursue further studies in German

Matt Parry

Matthew Parry is a British racing driver, competing in his second season of GP3 Series. Born in Cardiff, Parry entered karting in 2006, when he finished second in the Hoddesdon Kart Club Championship Minimax, his biggest success was in the last year of his karting career, winning the Super 1 National Rotax Max Junior championship in 2010. In 2011 Parry made his début in single-seaters, taking part in the British Formula Ford Championship with Fluid Motorsport, he finished eighth with eighteen point-scoring finishes in 24 races. For 2012, he decided to switch to the InterSteps championship for Fortec Motorsports, he took a total of 21 podiums in 23 races on his way to the championship title. Parry continued his collaboration with Fortec for the 2013 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC season. He won five races during the season to take the championship title, taking four further podium finishes, his performances earned him a nomination for the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award for the first time. On 1 December 2013, after the evaluation tests held at Silverstone, Parry was named as the winner of the award, taking the £100,000 cash prize and a Formula One test with McLaren.

In 2014, Parry continued racing in this time competing in Formula Renault Eurocup. He again raced with Fortec Motorsports, with whom he competed for in 2012 and 2013, he continued to race as part of the Caterham Racing Academy, of which he has been part since 2011. In 2015, Parry made his GP3 debut with Koiranen GP alongside Adderly Fong. In July 2016, Parry won his first race at the Hungaroring in Hungary after starting from second place on the grid, he had a good weekend overall, topping Friday practice and being on pole until he was pipped by Nyck de Vries. In the second race the following morning Parry crossed the line in P6 to finish P5 as fellow GP3 driver Jack Aitken got a 5-second penalty for causing a collision with Parry's teammate Ralph Boschung. † As Parry was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points. Official website Matt Parry career summary at

Uithuizen Gas Plant

The Uithuizen Gas Plant is a main natural gas terminal in the Netherlands. The plant has been running since 1975; the gas field was discovered in 1970. Neptune Energy now run the site. Neptune Energy have run two natural gas pipelines in the UK. Neptune Energy has ran the pipeline to the Balgzand Gas Plant, since 2008, which has Dutch, British and German natural gas; the site is close to the most-northern part of the Netherlands, in the north-east of the country. Natural gas reaches the processing plant via 470km of pipelines, from 75 separate platforms. From the site, the gas is distributed around the Netherlands by Gasunie. Condensate is transferred along an 8km pipeline to Roodeschool railway station. Over a year the plant processes 7 billion normal cubic meters of natural gas. List of oil and gas fields of the North Sea NGT

Lincoln Avenue (Chicago)

Lincoln Avenue is a street of the north side of city of Chicago. It runs from Clark Street on the western border of Lincoln Park to the northwest, ending in Morton Grove, Illinois, it leaves the city limits of Chicago at Devon Avenue, through the village of Lincolnwood, curves through the village of Skokie and ends at Dempster Street in Morton Grove. In total distance it is about 13 miles long, although it is not continuous. Between Foster Avenue and Skokie Boulevard U. S. Route 41 runs on Lincoln Avenue. Most of Lincoln Avenue is zoned commercial, is lined by shops and other establishments, it is the site of the yearly Taste of Lincoln Avenue, held between Fullerton Avenue and Wrightwood Avenue. It is the site of the Maifest and German American Fest in Lincoln Square, it was an Native American trail running along a slight ridge in the soggy ground of pre-settlement Chicago. Prior to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the street was known as Little Fort Road, it led to the town of Little Fort, now known as Waukegan, Illinois.

In Morton Grove it was known as Miller's Mill Road. The entire route is in Cook County. Biograph Theater Davis Theater Krause Music Store Old Town School of Folk Music Pueblito Viejo

Stolzenfels Castle

Stolzenfels Castle is a former medieval fortress castle turned into a palace, near Koblenz on the left bank of the Rhine, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Stolzenfels was a ruined 13th-century castle, gifted to the Prussian Crownprince, Frederick William in 1823, he had it rebuilt as a 19th-century palace in Gothic Revival style. Today, it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley; the original castle at Stolzenfels was built as a fortification by the Prince-Bishop of Trier Arnold II. von Isenburg. Finished in 1259, Stolzenfels was used to protect the toll station on the Rhine, where the ships, at the time the main means of transportation for goods, had to stop and pay toll. Over the years it was extended several times, occupied by French and Swedish troops in the Thirty Years' War and in 1689, destroyed by the French during the Nine Years' War; the ruin was used as a quarry during the 18th century. In 1802, the castle became the property of the city of Koblenz.

In 1823, the ruined castle was given as a gift by the city to Prussian Crownprince Frederick William IV of Prussia. In 1822, the Rhineland had become a province of Prussia. Frederick William had traveled along the Rhine in 1815, the year when the Congress of Vienna awarded several Princedoms in the area to Prussia, had been fascinated by the beauty and history of the region. In the spirit of Romanticism, Frederick William now had the castle rebuilt as a Gothic Revival palace, inspired by his cousin Frederick's rebuilding of nearby Rheinstein Castle and his cousin Maximilian II of Bavaria's romantic renovation of Hohenschwangau Castle. By 1842, the main buildings and the gardens were finished. On 14 September of that year, Frederick Wiliam, since 1840 King of Prussia, inaugurated his new summer residence in a great celebration with a torchlight procession and medieval costumes. Inauguration of the Gothic chapel occurred in 1845 during a visit by Queen Victoria. Work on the interior of Stolzenfels castle was completed in 1850.

Among those who had worked on the designs for the palace and the gardens were Johann Claudius von Lassaulx, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Friedrich August Stüler and Peter Joseph Lenné. Stüler was also commissioned to rebuild Hohenzollern Castle in Swabia for the king. After the First World War, the castle became state-owned. After the Second World War, it was assigned to the Landesamt für Denkmalpflege – Verwaltung der Staatlichen Schlösser, today: Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe Rheinland-Pfalz, Direktion Burgen Schlösser Altertümer. In 2002, the Upper Middle Rhine Valley became a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the Site includes Stolzenfels. After substantial renovation work the castle and its parks were reopened in 2011; the castle is open to the public. Pecht, A. Schloss Stolzenfels, Publisher: Burgen Schlösser Altertümer Rheinland-Pfalz, Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Rheinland-Pfalz, Schnell & Steiner, 2011, ISBN 978-3-7954-1974-5 Schloss Stolzenfels -

Jonathon Lyons

Jonathon Edward Lyons is a British-Canadian businessman and is the owner and chairman of JE London Properties. Lyons is the youngest son of a former director of the UDS Group. Jonathon Lyons made his fortune in the property and venture capital sectors as well as retail,He had large investments in the middle east Overseas Director in the distribution licensing sector. Appointed director of Regentflag Limited in February 1990, JLC LTD, appointed director Feb 1990 director South Bank Pension Fund Trustees Limited on 28 February 1990. Appointed director of J E London Properties Limited 31 Dec 1991. Appointed Director of Bellcrown Estates LTD 5 February 1998. Appointed director of 37 Colville Terreace Management Company Limited, Switzerland. A large proportion of the Lyons family holdings stretch across many freeholds within and around the Notting Hill and Kensington areas as well as large property holdings in the United States. Lyons counts King Abdullah of Jordan as one of his friends, he was a former friend and adviser to the late King Hussein of Jordan.

He was a major donor to the Conservative Party and to various arts and music charities through the Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust, of which he was a trustee. He continues to collect art as well as important classic cars. Lyons has completed competitive classic car events such as London-Cape Town, Liege-Rome-Liege, Monte Carlo Classic, Copa Milano San remo, Lands End to John O’Groats, Mila Miglia and many others, most the Samurai Challenge. Following his extensive rally experience, Lyons founded The Jewel Events, which has led him to organise events with classic cars all over the world. Amongst them are various locations in Europe, China, South Africa, Argentina, New Zealand and The Alpes Maritimes. Lyons has been since 2003, continues to be, a resident of Switzerland. Lyons divorced Miriam Lyons née Djanogly, sister of textile maker Sir Harry Djanogly CBE, in 2010. There are three children