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Enoch Powell

John Enoch Powell was a British politician, classical scholar, linguist, soldier and poet. He served as a Conservative Member of Parliament Ulster Unionist Party MP, was Minister of Health. Before entering politics, Powell was a classical scholar, becoming a full professor of Ancient Greek at the age of 25 in Australia. During World War II, he served in both staff and intelligence positions, reaching the rank of brigadier in his early thirties, he wrote poetry, as well as many books on classical and political subjects. Powell attracted widespread attention following his 20 April 1968 address to the General Meeting of the West Midlands Area Conservative Political Centre, which became known as the "Rivers of Blood" speech, it criticised then-current rates of immigration into the UK from the New Commonwealth, opposed the then-proposed anti-discrimination legislation Race Relations Bill. In response, Conservative Party leader Edward Heath sacked Powell from his position as Shadow Defence Secretary in the Conservative opposition.

The speech was considered by many as a blatant demonstration of racism, drawing sharp criticism from his own party and from the press. While Powell did not consider himself a racist, The Economist claimed in an editorial on the 50th anniversary of the speech that his rhetoric had a "lasting and malign effect... on the way in which race and migration are discussed, or not discussed". In the aftermath of the "Rivers of Blood" speech, several polls suggested that between 67 and 82 per cent of the UK population agreed with Powell's opinions, his supporters claimed that the large public following which Powell attracted helped the Conservatives to win the 1970 general election, cost them the February 1974 general election, when Powell turned his back on the Conservatives by endorsing a vote for Labour, which returned as a minority government in early March following a hung parliament. Powell was returned to the House of Commons in October 1974 as the Ulster Unionist Party MP for the Northern Irish constituency of South Down.

He represented the constituency. John Enoch Powell was born in Stechford, Warwickshire, on 16 June 1912, he lived there for the first six years of his life before his parents moved to Kings Norton in 1918, where he lived until 1930. He was the only child of Albert Enoch Powell, a primary school headmaster, his wife, Ellen Mary. Ellen was the daughter of Henry Breese, a Liverpool policeman and his wife Eliza, who had given up her own teaching career after marrying, his mother did not like his name, as a child he was known as "Jack". At the age of three, Powell was nicknamed "the Professor" because he used to stand on a chair and describe the stuffed birds his grandfather had shot, which were displayed in his parents' home; the Powells were of Welsh descent and from Radnorshire, having moved to the developing Black Country during the early 19th century. His great-grandfather was a coal miner, his grandfather had been employed in the iron trade. Powell read avidly from a young age. Despite the Powell family having to budget their income, they always had enough money for books and their home included a room known as the "library".

Powell was influenced by the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Powell was a pupil at King's Norton Grammar School for Boys before moving to King Edward's School, where he studied classics, was one of the few pupils in the school's history to attain 100 per cent in an end-of-year English examination, he studied at Trinity College, from 1930 to 1933, during which time he fell under the influence of the poet A. E. Housman Professor of Latin at the university, he began to study German as many prominent classics scholars were German. He took no part in politics at university. While studying at Cambridge, Powell became aware that there was another classicist who signed his name as "John U. Powell". In deciding how to distinguish the other man's work from his own, Powell decided to use his middle name and from that moment on always referred to himself as "Enoch Powell". While at university, in one Greek prose examination lasting three hours, he was asked to translate a passage into Greek. Powell walked out after one and a half hours, having produced translations in the styles of Plato and Thucydides.

For his efforts, he was awarded a double starred first in Latin and Greek, this grade being the best possible and rare. As well as his education at Cambridge, Powell took a course in Urdu at the School of Oriental Studies, now the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, because he felt that his long-cherished ambition of becoming Viceroy of India would be unattainable without knowledge of an Indian language. Powell went on to learn other languages, including Welsh, modern Greek, Portuguese. After graduating from Cambridge with a double first, having won several classics prizes, including the Porson Prize and the Browne Medal, Powell stayed on at Trinity College as a fellow, spending much of his time studying ancient manuscripts in Latin and producing academic works in Greek and Welsh. In 1937, he was appointed Professor of Greek at the University of Sydney aged 25. Among his students was future Prime Minister of Australia Gough Whitlam, who described h

Matt Greene (politician)

Matthias E. Greene was an American politician and a Republican member of the Wyoming House of Representatives representing District 45 from January 11, 2011 to January 5, 2015. Greene earned his BS from Spring Hill College and earned a law degree from the University of Wyoming. 2012 Greene was unopposed for the August 21, 2012 Republican Primary, winning with 416 votes, won the November 6, 2012 General election by 75 votes with 1,781 votes against Democratic nominee Tony Mendoza. 2010 Challenging incumbent Democratic Representative Seth Carson for the District 45 seat, Greene was unopposed for the August 17, 2010 Republican Primary, winning with 520 votes, won the November 2, 2010 General election with 1,383 votes against Carson. Official page at the Wyoming Legislature Profile at Vote Smart

Pangea Aviation Academy

Pangea Aviation Academy, is an aviation training school in Uganda, which provides training for prospective pilots, destined for service in the UPDF Air Force, the Uganda Police Air Wing, Uganda National Airlines Company and in General Aviation, in the country and the region. The aviation school is located at Kajjansi Airfield, along Kajjansi–Lutembe Road, in the town of Kajjansi 29 kilometres, by road, north-east of Entebbe International Airport, Uganda's largest airport; this is 15.5 kilometres, by road, south of the central business district of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda. The geographical coordinates of the campus of Pangea Aviation Academy are:00°11'56.0"N, 32°33'01.0"E. The training institution s owned; the school was established in 1997, to address the shortage of flight professionals in Uganda and the region. Graduates of PAA find employment with local and regional airlines; as of April 2019, the courses offered at PAA, lead to proficiency in piloting fixed wing aircraft, jet-engine aircraft and rotary engine aircraft.

The ourses offered include: Private Pilot Licence Commercial Pilot Licence Instrument Rating Course Flight Operations Officer Course. Other courses include Elementary Flight Training Fast Jet Training Initial Entry Rotary Wing Training Initial Night Vision Goggle Helicopter Course Advanced Night Vision Goggle Helicopter Course Initial Night Vision Goggle Fixed Wing Course Intelligence and Reconnaissance Pilot/Camera Operator and Intelligence Analysis Course; this second set of courses require prior government security clearance. List of aviation schools in Uganda List of airports in Uganda Website of Pangea Aviation Academy Meet The Uganda Airlines Pilots As of 29 April 2019. Aviation: A Silently Growing Area As of 20 March 2018