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Gower Street, London

Gower Street is a one-way street in Bloomsbury, central London, running from Euston Road at the north to Montague Place in the south. The street is continued from North Gower Street north of the Euston Road. To the south it becomes Bloomsbury Street. University College London and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art are located along Gower Street as is part of University College Hospital. UCL maintains two student residences along the street: John Tovell Houses. Of the many UCL buildings along Gower Street, the Cruciform Building is notable, both for its striking red exterior and its obvious form when viewed from the road. Old boys of University College School are known as "Old Gowers" after the street where it founded and co-located with UCL. Euston Square Underground station is located at the north end of Gower Street, at the corner of Euston Road. Gower Street is named after Lady Gertrude Leveson-Gower, daughter of John Leveson-Gower, who in 1737 became the second wife of Bloomsbury landowner Lord John Russell.

Notable residents of Gower Street have included the architect George Dance the Younger, painter William de Morgan, the Shaws. John Shaw, Sr. and John Shaw, Jr. formed a famous 19th century architectural partnership. Thomas Budd Shaw was a professor of English literature to the grand dukes of Russia; the painter John Everett Millais had a studio here. This was the birthplace and childhood home of the artist Philip Zec and his eleven other siblings, although, when it was still called George Street. On 26 March 1835 the Rev William Agutter died here. In March 1837, Giuseppe Mazzini moved to 187 North Gower Street together with Italian poet and patriot Giovanni Ruffini, his brother Agostino Ruffini and Angelo Usiglio, living there for three years until 1840. On 29 December 1838, Charles Darwin took the let of the furnished property at 12 Upper Gower Street, wrote to tell his fiancée Emma Wedgwood of his delight at being the "possessor of Macaw Cottage"; as their daughter Etty recalled, "He used to laugh over the ugliness of their house in Gower St, the furniture in the drawing-room, which he said combined all the colours of the macaw in hideous discord", Darwin had christened the house "Macaw Cottage" in "allusion to the gaudy colours of the walls and furniture."

He moved in on 31 December, with Emma moved in on the day of their marriage, 29 January 1839. The development of Darwin's theory of natural selection made progress in this house, their children William Erasmus Darwin and Anne Darwin were born there. In 1842 the family moved to Down House in the Kent countryside, the Gower Street house became part of the warehouse system of Messrs Schoolbred. On 13 December 1904 a London County Council blue plaque was put up, to "Charles Darwin Naturalist"; the house suffered from bomb damage in 1941 during the Blitz, was not repaired. In 1961 the site became part of the Biological Sciences building of University College London, with a new plaque; the long thin garden which backed on to Gower Mews North was incorporated into Foster Court car park in 1978. The etymologist and philologist Hensleigh Wedgwood, Charles Darwin's cousin and brother-in-law, lived at 94 Gower Street. On the wall of the University College building, an elaborate wall plaque carries the legend: "Close to this place Richard Trevithick Pioneer of High Pressure Steam ran in the year 1808 the first steam locomotive to draw passengers."

It was erected by "The Trevithick Centenary Memorial Committee". The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was founded in the Millais family house on Gower Street in the winter of 1848–49. Millicent Fawcett, a leading figure in the constitutional wing of the British women's suffrage movement, lived at No. 2 Gower Street. The Walloon poet Henri Michaux resided in Gower Street in February 1931. From 1976 until 1995 the headquarters of MI5 were an anonymous grey office block at 140 Gower Street, adjacent to the Euston Road; the site has since been redeveloped. Many of the Georgian houses on Gower Street have been converted into small hotels. North Gower Street, the northern continuation of Gower Street beyond Euston Road, is not accessible from Gower Street at street level for vehicles or pedestrians. For pedestrians, the most direct access is via a subway along the concourse of Euston Square station. From Euston Road, North Gower Street continues past Drummond Street and ends, with a footpath continuing north to connect with the Hampstead Road.

It is lined with Georgian terraced houses now converted into hotels and student accommodation or rebuilt, council housing. The BBC crime drama Sherlock has used 187 North Gower Street, posing as 221B Baker Street, for many external shots of Sherlock Holmes's flat; the location is recognisable by the adjacent Speedy's cafe and sandwich shop, shown in most external shots in the series. The blue plaque for former resident Giuseppe Mazzini visible on Google Street View, is covered by a fake lamp for filming. Paternoster Row Freeman, R. B; the Works of Charles Darwin: An Annotated Bibliographical Handlist, 2d online edition, The Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online, retrieved 15 June 2010 Litchfield, Henrietta Emma, Emma Darwin, A century of family letters, 1792-1896, edited by her daughter Henrietta Litchfield, London: John Murray, retrieved 15 September 2009 LondonTown.com information

Czechoslovak Traders' Party

The Czechoslovak Traders' Party was a liberal and conservative political party in Czechoslovakia, whose notable leaders were Josef V. Najman and Rudolf Mlčoch; the party was established in 1920 as a split from the National Democratic Party. In the first Czechoslovak elections in the year the ČŽOS won six seats in the Chamber of Deputies and three in the Senate; the 1925 elections saw the party increase its parliamentary representation, winning 13 seats in the Chamber and six in the Senate. In the 1929 elections the ČŽOS was reduced to 12 seats in the Chamber, but retained its six Senate seats; the party was more successful in the 1935 elections, winning 17 seats in the Chamber and eight in the Senate. In 1938 the party merged into the Party of National Unity following the occupation of the country by Germany and Hungary; the party was established to represent independent craftsmen. It ran on a right-wing platform, co-operated with the Republican Party of Farmers and Peasants in Parliament

Kaptanganj Junction railway station

Kaptanganj Junction railway station is a small railway station in Kushinagar district, Uttar Pradesh. Its code is CPJ, it serves Kaptanganj town. The station consists of three platforms; the platforms are not well sheltered. It lacks many facilities including sanitation; the Siwan-Kaptanganj line was opened between 1907 and 1913. The doubling work survey for Muzaffarpur–Gorakhpur main line was sanctioned in the Railway Budget of 2012-13; the East Central Railway zone applied for the electrification of the following sections to the Ministry of Railways for the Rail Budget 2015-16. The doubling work survey for "Muzaffarpur–Gorakhpur main line" was sanctioned in the Railway Budget of 2012-13; the East Central Railway zone applied for the electrification of the following sections to the Ministry of Railways for the Rail Budget 2015-16

Parker Island

Parker Island is a 400-acre island in the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada. It forms the western side of Montague Harbour, sheltering it from the strong wind gusts of Trincomali Channel; the island may be reached by private boat or water taxi. On Parker Island, there is a cable terminal of HVDC Vancouver Island, the endpoint of the second overhead line section of HVDC Vancouver Island starting at the east coast of Galiano Island and which reaches Parker Island in a 880-metre long span. Parker Island is named after Lieutenant George Ferdinand Hastings Parker of HMS Ganges, flagship of the Royal Navy's Pacific Station, based in Esquimalt. Parker Island has 25 residents. Half of these residents live there part-time, due to the island's rustic grounds and harsh weather conditions. List of islands of British Columbia

Graeme Devine

Graeme Devine is a computer game designer and programmer who co-founded Trilobyte, created bestselling games The 7th Guest and The 11th Hour, helped design id Software's Quake III Arena. He was Chairman of the International Game Developers Association from 2002–2003. One of Graeme's trademarks is his Scooby-Doo wardrobe, he has said of his work that "I've not stuck to any one genre, platform or IP throughout my career, I hope people work out that's just fine." Devine was born in 1966 in Glasgow and began his career working on the TRS-80 at age 14 in the late 1970s. He joined Atari, Inc. at age 16 to port their classic game Pole Position to the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum. He worked for Lucasfilm's Games Division, Activision UK, Virgin Interactive. Devine founded Trilobyte in December 1990 with Rob Landeros. Together, they designed the original concept of the 1992 puzzle game The 7th Guest. Graeme was the lead programmer on its sequel The 11th Hour; the 7th Guest sold 2 million copies, is credited with encouraging the use of CD-ROM drives for games.

After the demise of Trilobyte in the late 1990s, Devine joined id Software in 1999 to work as a designer on Quake III Arena and Quake III Team Arena. At id he gained recognition in the Mac gaming community for supporting development on the platform, he worked on the Game Boy Advance versions of Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom II, was a programmer on Doom 3 until he moved to Ensemble in August 2003. Matthew J. Costello, who worked with Devine on The 7th Guest, would help plot Doom 3 and, like 7th Guest novelize it. Devine took the Lead Designer position for Halo Wars, an RTS for the Xbox 360. In February 2008 Devine was named one of the Top 100 Developers in the video game industry. In 2009, Devine was hired by Apple Inc.. He was in charge of making sure. In December 2010, he left Apple to focus on developing games on iOS devices. Devine founded GRL Games in Santa Cruz, California in 2010, focused on making games for the iPhone and iPad. According to the company's website, the GRL either stands for "Giant Robot Lizard" or "Graeme Roque Lori."

GRL Games' first application, Full Deck Solitaire was released in 2011 along with Clandestiny, Full Deck Word Games, Full Deck Poker Solitaire and Solitaire Minute. GRL Games' announced Dance City on 10 March 2012. Magic Leap is a virtual retinal display system using light fields; the company started in 2010. In 2014, it had raised more than $540 million of venture funding from Google, Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, among other investors. Devine is the Chief Creative Officer & Senior VP Games and Creative Experiences. Graeme Devine profile at MobyGames GRL Games Inc. founded by Devine. Trilobyte Games, co-founded by Devine. Presentation in the Inventing the Future of Games Lecture Series at UC Santa Cruz in 2012 Social Games are Dead!, 22 February 2012

2011 Challenge de France Final

The 2011 Challenge de France Final was the 10th final of France's female football cup competition. The final took place on 21 May 2011 at the Stade de la Pépinière in Poitiers and was contested between D1 Féminine clubs Saint-Étienne and Montpellier; this was the last final under the Challenge de France name as the competition will be renamed to the Coupe de France Feminine for the 2011–12 season and onwards. In the match, Saint-Étienne recorded a historic upset defeating Montpellier 3–2 on penalties after the match ended 0–0 in both regular time and extra time; the title is Saint-Étienne's first Challenge de France in the club's history and its first major honour since joining the AS Saint-Étienne in 2008. Saint-Étienne made its debut in the ultimate match of the competition. In its run-up to the final, the club faced only one first division club, Le Mans in the quarter-finals, defeated the club 1–0. Saint-Étienne did not concede a goal in the competition having shut out all of its opponents.

Montpellier made its fifth appearance in the final of the Challenge de France, only second to Lyon, which has appeared in seven. Of its five appearances, Montpellier have won the Challenge de France three times; the club won its first titles in back-to-back seasons from 2006–2007 when it defeated Lyon two consecutive years on penalties. Montpellier won its last title in 2009; the club defeated Le Mans 3–1 in the final. The three-time champions only conceded one goal in the competition having outscored its opponents 22–1. Official site