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Buckeye Township, Michigan

Buckeye Township is a civil township of Gladwin County in the U. S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 1,333; the city of Gladwin is at the northwest corner and incorporates land, part of the township. The eastern boundary of the township is the meridian used in the survey of Michigan land. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.6 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,333 people, 495 households, 372 families residing in the township; the population density was 38.5 per square mile. There were 645 housing units at an average density of 18.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the township was 96.62% White, 0.15% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.58% from other races, 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.88% of the population. There were 495 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 24.8% were non-families.

20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.07. In the township the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.5 males. The median income for a household in the township was $31,591, the median income for a family was $36,500. Males had a median income of $32,250 versus $19,013 for females; the per capita income for the township was $13,709. About 14.1% of families and 17.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.0% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over. Buckeye Township

Boudewijn Hendricksz

Boudewijn Hendricksz was a Dutch corsair and Admiral. He is most famous for his role in the Battle of San Juan during the Eighty Years' War, in which he tried but failed to capture San Juan from Spanish forces. In the same year, prior the assault on San Juan he attempted to recapture Bahia, Brazil after the Spanish overcame Dutch forces in the city, he was at one point one of the burgemeesters of Edam. In 1625 the Dutch West India Company ordered Hendrijks to rescue Bahia, held by the Dutch hands but had been attacked by the Spaniards, he was given 34 ships with good artillery and 6,500 men, but by the time he arrived in Brazil the Spanish had expelled the Dutch from the town. Several days after the Dutch surrender, a relief fleet of 33 ships under Admiral Boudewijn Hendricksz, seconded by Vice Admiral Andries Veron, bearded down upon the bay divided in two columns. Toledo, warned about its arrival, disposed 6 galleons to lure them to a murderous crossfire. However, seeing the large Spanish-Portuguese fleet anchored inside, Hendricksz decided to withdraw to open sea.

Spanish warships attempted to pursue him but a galleon ran aground and the chase was abandoned. Hendricksz divided his fleet in three groups. One of them returned to Holland with the supplies and ammunition for the garrison of Salvador; the Dutch fleet sailed to Paraíba where it was split into two. Half of the ships, commanded by Veront, sailed to Africa; the other 17 ships were commanded by Hendrijks himself, went to Puerto Rico with the intention of capturing it. On 24 September 1625, Hendrijks arrived at the coast of San Juan with 17 ships and 2,000 men and sent a message to the governor of Puerto Rico, Juan de Haro, ordering him to surrender the island. De Haros refused, he therefore had that area fortified. However, the Dutch landed in La Puntilla. De Haro realized that an invasion was inevitable and ordered Captain Juan de Amézqueta, plus 300 men stationed at "San Felipe del Morro Castle" and the city of San Juan evacuated, he had former governor Juan de Vargas organize an armed resistance in the interior of the island.

On September 25 Hendrijks attacked San Juan, besieging La Fortaleza. He set up his headquarters in La Fortaleza; the Dutch were counterattacked by Captain Juan de Amézqueta and 50 members of the civilian militia on land and by the cannons of the Spanish troops in El Morro Castle. The land battle left 60 Dutch soldiers dead and Hendrijks with a sword wound to his neck which he received from the hands of Amézqueta, considered as one of the best swordsman of the island; the Dutch ships at sea were boarded by the Puerto Ricans. After a long battle, the Spanish soldiers and volunteers of the city's militia were able to defend the city from the attack and save the island from an invasion. On October 21, Enrico set the city ablaze. Captains Amézqueta and Andrés Botello decided to put a stop to the destruction and led 200 men in an attack against the enemy's front and rear guard, they drove Hendrijks and his men from their trenches and into the ocean in their haste to reach their ships. Hendrijks, upon his retreat, would leave behind him one of his largest ships stranded and over 400 of his men dead.

He tried to invade the island by attacking the town of Aguada. He was again abandoned the idea of invading Puerto Rico; the privateer went on to Santo Domingo, where he engaged another fort, sailed on to Margarita. On 22 February he arrived at Pampatar, which he took and disembarked in a village now called Porlamar, but these limited successes did not recompense the outlay made in the equipping of his fleet. He decided to head to Havana, whose defenses he studied for some time, until he decided that it was folly to try to take it, he travelled on to Matanzas and landed in Cabañas, where he provisioned. There he fell ill and died on 2 July 1626, his fleet returned to Holland, only 700 of the 1,500 men who had attacked Puerto Rico returned alive

McNamara's Band

"McNamara's Band" is a popular song composed in 1889 by Shamus O'Connor and John J. Stamford; the song was performed as a music hall routine by William J. "Billy" Ashcroft. It has been recorded by a number of artists, most notably Bing Crosby; the song is associated with Ireland and performed on St. Patrick's Day in the United States; the composer of the song Stamford was the manager of the Alhambra Theatre in Belfast and the song was written expressly for the theatre's owner, the Irish-American music hall veteran Billy Ashcroft. Ashcroft referred to as "The Solid Man" for his association with the Edward Harrigan song "Muldoon, the Solid Man," had earlier in his career in the U. S. performed a blackface routine called "The Lively Moke," which interspersed comic song and dance with brief performances on multiple instruments. "McNamara's Band" gave him scope for a similar Irish "character song."Irish music hall historians Watters and Murtagh described Ashcroft's performance of the routine: "Here'McNamara' breaks into a dancing quick-step March up and down the Stage, his nimble fingers snatching up one instrument after another, blowing the bassoon, tootling the flute, beating the drum with the knob of his baton - A One-Man Band."

Modern listeners associate the song with the version recorded on December 6, 1945 by Bing Crosby, with a set of lyrics credited to "The Three Jesters." Released on Decca Records in early 1946, the song became a Top Ten hit for Crosby. It remains one of his most popular songs and is performed on St. Patrick's Day in the United States. A earlier recording of this song appeared in the 1945 film The Way to the Stars. Stanley Holloway leads the crowd in a pub close to a Royal Air Force base during World War II, it has been claimed that the song was inspired by an actual band, the St Mary's Fife and Drum Band, formed in Limerick in 1885. In the late 19th century the band featured four brothers, John and Thomas McNamara, became famous for playing shows all across Ireland. In the early 20th century Patrick and Thomas emigrated to the United States and formed the "McNamara's Band" with Patrick "Patsy" Salmon, another Limerick emigre. After Salmon left the group Patrick and Thomas formed "McNamara's Trio" with Thomas on piccolo, Patrick on violin and Patrick's daughter, Eileen, on the piano.

The trio released several songs for Vocalion Records. John McNamara served with the Royal Munster Fusiliers during the Second Boer War and First World War, he was killed in action on 9 May 1915, his body was never recovered after the war. The most used set of lyrics is the adaptation by Crosby's "Three Jesters". My name is McNamara, I'm the Leader of the Band, And tho' we're small in number we're the best in all the land. Oh! I am the Conductor, we have to play With all the best musicianers you hear about to-day; when the drums go bang, the cymbals clang, the horns will blaze away, MacCarthy puffs the ould bassoon while Doyle the pipes will play. Hennessy Tennessy tootles the flute, my word'tis something grand, Oh! A credit to Ould Ireland, boys, is McNamara's Band! Whenever an election's on, we play on either side- The way we play our fine ould airs fills Irish hearts with pride. Oh! if poor Tom Moore was living now, he'd make yez understand That none could do him justice like ould McNamara's Band.

We play at wakes and weddings, at every county ball, And at any great man's funeral we play the "Dead March in Saul," When the Prince of Wales to Ireland came, he shook me by the hand, And said he'd never heard the like of "McNamara's Band." The Three Jesters' version is different: The politics of "Ould Ireland" are removed. "Me name is..." rather than "My name is.... Oh!, me name is McNamara. I'm the Leader of the Band. Although we're few in numbers, we're the finest in the land. We play at wakes and weddin's, at every fancy ball, And when we play the funerals we play the march from "Saul." Oh! the drums go bang, the cymbals clang, the horns they blaze away. McCarthy pumps the old basoon, and Hennessey Tennessey tootles the flute, the music is somethin' grand. A credit to old Ireland is McNamara's Band! Right now we are rehearsin' for a swell affair, The annual celebration, all the gentry will be there; when General Grant to Ireland came, he took me by the hand, Says he, "I never saw the likes of McNamara's Band."

Oh my name is Uncle Yulius and from Sweden I did come, To play with McNamara's Band and beat the big bass drum. And when I march along the street the ladies think I'm grand, They shout "There's Uncle Yulius playing with an Irish band." Oh! I wear a bunch of shamrocks and a uniform of green, And I am the funniest looking Swede that you have seen. There is O'Briens and Ryans and Sheehans and Meehans, they come from Ireland, But by Yimminy, I'm the only Swede in McNamara's Band; the English Premier League football team Tottenham Hotspur F. C. adopted the song as their club anthem, with one verse changed:Oh the whistle blows the cockerel crows, now we're in the game, It's up to you, you Lilywhites, to play the Tottenham way. Oh there's many a team from many a town and some are great and small, But the famous Tottenham Hotspur are the greatest of them all. "MacNamara's Band" is a club song for Tottenham Hotspur F. C. a Premier League Football Club in North London. The connection to the club may be that the song was written in Barnet North London and not far from the

WCG (college)

WCG is the managing body that administers several colleges of further education in the English West Midlands, namely in the counties of Warwickshire and Worcestershire. Its most recent acquisition concerned its August 2016 merger with South Worcestershire College of which the two campuses reverted to their historical names of Evesham College in Evesham and Malvern Hills College in Great Malvern; the merger makes it the largest group of further and adult education institutions in the country and one of the five colleges in the United Kingdom empowered by the Privy Council with the authority to award Foundation Degrees As of June 2018 the group manages seven colleges with a faculty of around 1,500 staff for 15,000 students. The group offers more than 1,000 courses over 20 areas of discipline with an A-Level pass rate of 98%. Royal Leamington Spa College Moreton Morrell College Rugby College Pershore College Warwick Trident College Evesham College Malvern Hills CollegeThe group provides National Curriculum courses and vocational education in a broad range of subjects to students aged 16 and over.

It was formed in 1996 with the merger of Mid-Warwickshire College in Leamington Spa and Warwickshire College for Agriculture, Equine & Related Studies in Moreton Morrell and became Warwickshire College. In a further expansion, the college merged with Rugby College in 2003, followed shortly by a new campus opening in Warwick called the Trident Centre, it merged with a fifth site at Henley-in-Arden. In August 2007, WCG merged with Pershore College, Centre of Horticultural Excellence, in Worcestershire, spreading Warwickshire College across the two counties. In 2014, each college was given an individual identity in that Warwickshire College Royal Leamington Spa Centre became Royal Leamington Spa College, part of Warwickshire College Group. In 2016 a merger between WCG and South Worcestershire College took place, adding two further campus' in Worcestershire at Evesham and Malvern. At this point, it was decided that the college would trade as WCG to avoid conflicts between Warwickshire in the name, three campus being in Worcestershire.

The college has Centre of Vocational Excellence awards in engineering, farriery and construction, leadership and management. Following a March 2015 inspection, an Ofsted report accorded the college an overall Grade 2 for its performance; the college is a member of the Collab Group of high performing schools. The Henley-in-Arden centre focused on sports-related studies and beauty, fashion and textiles and offered courses from further education right through to postgraduate qualifications. After a reassessment of the college's resources and the students demographic and locality, Henley-in-Arden College courses are now run at Moreton Morrell College and Royal Leamington Spa College in 2016, but gymnasium facilities still exist. On October 23, 2019, both WCG and Wasps RFC jointly announced that the centre would be sold to Wasps for use as a new training ground as it did not own one since it's moving into the region in December 2014."Wasps Rugby to purchase Henley-in-Arden Sport Centre - WCG". Www.wcg.ac.uk.

Retrieved 23 October 2019. The main campus for WCG is located in Leamington Spa, it lies in the Milverton area of town. It offers courses including A Levels, health care and beauty, construction and tourism and supported learning programmes; the Centre has a range of facilities, including a learning centre and library, a lecture theatre and beauty salon, sports hall and gym, a travel centre, college shop and a children's nursery. The Leamington Spa centre is the current home to Warwickshire School of Arts; the school of arts offers foundation diploma in art and design and extended/national diploma in fashion and clothing. Located in the Warwickshire countryside, the Moreton Morrell centre offers courses in equine and blacksmithing, countryside, environment, construction, animal welfare and veterinary nursing; the resources include a 345-hectare commercial farm with a large dairy herd and sheep, wildlife habitats including woodlands and wetlands. The College has equine facilities, with stabling for over 100 horses, an indoor school, a covered school and large outdoor riding arenas.

There are 3 forges, purpose-built centres for horticulture and veterinary nursing, as well as a large animal welfare centre housing a wide range of animals and facilities. Pershore College is situated on a 60 hectare site near Evesham and offers courses in Horticulture, Animal Welfare, Veterinary Nursing and Countryside Management; the resources include a commercial plant nursery, plant centre, fruit unit with fruit juice production and pick your own facilities, extensive amenity grounds and commercial glasshouses. The College manages several national plant collections in the popular and much visited College gardens; the College is home to the Royal Horticultural Society Regional Centre and the Alpine Garden Society. There is the specialist resource of an animal unit. Pershore College was an independent institution founded in 1954 to train horticultural workers in the Vale of Evesham, it began offering higher education courses in 1993 and was merged into WCG in August 2007. The Rugby centre's new building opened in 2010.

It houses the Power Industry Academy. The centre includes a Learning Resource Centre, sports hall and gym, astroturf pitch and conference facilities, purpose-buil

Kill Straker!

"Kill Straker!" is the seventh episode aired of the first series of UFO - a 1970 British television science fiction series about an alien invasion of Earth. The screenplay was written the director was Alan Perry; the episode was filmed between 5 November 5th to 17 November, 1969 and aired on the ATV Midlands on 4 November, 1970. Though shown as the seventh episode, it was the sixteenth to have been filmed; the episode was titled The Inside Man. The series was created by Gerry Anderson and Sylvia Anderson with Reg Hill, produced by the Andersons and Lew Grade's Century 21 Productions for Grade's ITC Entertainment company. Col. Paul Foster and Captain Frank Craig are piloting a lunar module when it is approached by a UFO. Both are subjected to mind altering implants that cause both to want to kill Commander Edward Straker. Straker makes a split second decision. Returning to Moonbase Alpha, Foster starts to criticise Straker's performance whilst Craig makes an unsuccessful attempt to kill Straker in his sleep.

Craig tries to destroy the Moonbase's supply of air and water. To further discredit Straker's abilities, Foster sends a critical report on Straker to General James L. Henderson leading to a confrontation between Straker and Foster. Foster pulls a gun, a bullet punctures the Moonbase's sphere, the two pass out from a lack of oxygen. Now back on Earth, Foster is placed under hypnosis which discovers the alien implant to kill Straker. To test if Foster can combat the urge, Straker puts himself and Foster in a sealed room with Foster and tries to convince Foster he is going to kill him. Foster manages to overcome the urge to kill returns to active duty. Ed Bishop — Col. Edward "Ed" Straker, Commander-in-chief of SHADO Michael Billington — Col. Paul Foster Grant Taylor — Gen. James L. Henderson, President of IAC George Sewell — Col. Alec E. Freeman, Second-in-command of SHADO Harry Baird — Lt. Mark Bradley Gabrielle Drake — Lt. Gay Ellis Dolores Mantez — Lt. Nina Barry Keith Alexander — Lt. Keith Ford Ayshea — Lt. Ayshea Johnson Vladek Sheybal — Dr. Douglas Jackson David Sumner — Captain Frank Craig Steve Cory — Moonbase guard Louise Pajo — Nurse Locations included Neptune House, BBC Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.