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Hagley

Hagley is a large village and civil parish in Worcestershire, England. It is on the boundary of the West Midlands and Worcestershire counties between the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley and Kidderminster; as of December 2016 it had an estimated population of 6,097. From the time of the Domesday Book until the 1933 boundary changes, the parish of Hagley extended southwards from the village to include the present parish of Blakedown; the main focus of the village on the lower slopes of the Clent Hills was on the outskirts of where Hagley Hall and the parish church of St John the Baptist can be found. The parish register of Hagley is the oldest in England, it dates from 1 December 1538, being the year in which registers were ordered to be kept in all parishes. Lower Hagley lies downhill and started to expand with the arrival of the Oxford and Wolverhampton Railway in 1852 and the eventual building of Hagley railway station; the growth of what is now known as West Hagley initiated a shift in the focus of the village.

Today West Hagley contains the shopping area and the schools, although the precise dividing line between the two areas is not formally defined. Hagley is part of the West Midlands Urban Area as defined by the Office for National Statistics, is joined to Stourbridge and the Black Country by the A491 and B4187, it is situated on the A456 Birmingham to Kidderminster road. This is known as the Hagley Road in Birmingham, as it was once administered by a turnpike trust whose responsibilities ended at the former boundary of the parish. There is a frequent rail service between Kidderminster and Birmingham. Although Hagley has a population larger than some market towns and once had its own cattle market, it lacks the characteristics of a market town. While it has a shopping street and many local services, it has little local employment beyond these, although unemployment is low: 2.6 per cent of the population at the time of the 2001 census. Hagley is a dormitory village for Birmingham or the adjacent Black Country.

Prior to the creation of the Parish Council by the Local Government Act 1894, village affairs were run by the ratepayers of a vestry committee based on St John the Baptist Church. Presently, Hagley falls within the boundary of Bromsgrove District Council, but it has a Parish Council, responsible for some local sites and services. On this sit the elected District Councillors for Hagley East and West and a number of co-opted members. Evidence of previous habitation of the area is found in Bronze Age burial mounds in a field on Stakenbridge Lane which were excavated in the 18th century, the Iron Age hill fort on Wychbury Hill. A Roman salt road running from Droitwich crossed the Hagley parish to the west and there have been discoveries of Roman pottery and a coin hoard in the area, but the earliest written reference to the village is as Hageleia in the Domesday Book, when it formed part of the Clent Hundred to be amalgamated into the Halfshire Hundred. De Hagley lords of the manor first appeared in 1130, a connection lasting until 1411.

Intermittent ownership followed until the 1590s, when members of the Lyttelton family took up residence, a connection that has lasted until the present day. Among these, Sir John Lyttleton was implicated in Essex's Rebellion and his brother Humphrey was hanged and quartered for sheltering men involved in the Gunpowder Plot on his Hagley estate, including his nephew Stephen; the most notable member of the family was the statesman and poet George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton, who landscaped the grounds at Hagley and replaced the old half-timbered hall with the present Palladian mansion. His brother Charles Bishop of Carlisle, was born at Hagley and was buried there in the family church of St John the Baptist. Another of the family, William Henry, served as rector there from 1847 to 1884; the Domesday Book recorded. The original wooden church dedicated to Saint John the Baptist was rebuilt in stone under the De Hagley family, of which there are still traces; these now incorporated into the north wall.

From 1747 dates Louis-François Roubiliac’s memorial to Lucy Lyttleton. It was too that a red sandstone tower and spire were added to the building. While the church of St John the Baptist served the old village of Hagley, the development of West Hagley after the coming of the railway initiated the building of an overspill Mission church there in 1882, after which Church Street is named. In 1906 it was replaced by St Saviour's Church on the corner of Worcester Road; this consists of a towerless stone-built nave and chancel in what Nikolaus Pevsner describes as "uninspired" Perpendicular style and has a series of windows by Francis Skeat. There was a nearby Primitive Methodist chapel, which gave Chapel Street its name. Built in 1857, it was replaced in 1905 by the Free Church now on Worcester Road, whose new building continues to play a central role in the community; this union church was the second such in the country. Two watercourses starting from the slopes of the Clent Hills run through the village.

On one was Spout Mill, which ground corn near where the Worcester and Kidderminster roads diverge south of the village. The two brooks combined lower down to create Sweetpool.

Aarhus Fire Station

Aarhus Fire Station is a fire station in Aarhus, Denmark from 1904 situated on Ny Munkegade 15. The station is the oldest fire station in Aarhus. In the end of the 1800s the Aarhus Fire Department consisted of small pumping stations but the explosive population growth of the previous decades meant the city needed a modern fire station; the initiative and organization behind the new fire station was fire and building inspector Eduard Ludvig Frederik Springborg. Springborg early on advocated for a new fire station and asked the City Council to make the areaBispetoften available; the city council committee for City Expansion and Construction couldn't accept the placement on Bispetoften - the area by the Aarhus Concert Hall and the City Hall Par. Instead the committee made an area by Ny Munkegade and Thunøgade available, an area used by the Fire Department for training; the building was constructed by plans of the architect Sophus Frederik Kühnel who designed Elise Smiths Skole next to it. The architect of the station was Sophus Frederik Kühnel, interested in the Italian Renaissance architecture and National romantic architecture, starting at this time.

These inspirations have played a role in the design of the building. The architectural inspirations is visible in the pointed gables, pointy-arched windows, bay windows and the pompous expression of the tower; the building has characteristic green garages

Starlight (clipper)

Starlight was a medium clipper built in 1854 in South Boston, Massachusetts that made nine passages from New York City or Boston to San Francisco. The ship was known in its day for "making passages faster than average". Starlight is better remembered today as the subject of two paintings by artist Fitz Hugh Lane. Starlight was described as having "spacious staterooms" and a figurehead resembling "the representation of an antediluvian bird of Paradise spliced into a mermaid". Starlight sailed for the Williams line in the California trade. Starlight's fastest voyages between New York and Boston to San Francisco were 118 days; the slowest voyage was 145 days. Starlight served in the Asia and British trade, carried horses from Adelaide, Australia, to Calcutta, India in 1862. In May 1862, Starlight left Calcutta bound for Boston. Sailing twelve hours from Calcutta was the ship Belle of the West, whose captain was a brother of Starlight's captain. Another member of Starlight's crew had a brother on Belle of the West, serving as chief mate.

The two ships arrived in Boston within twelve hours of each other, having sighted each other three times en route. Starlight's name was changed to R. Protolongo or Proto Longo in 1864 after she entered the coolie trade, transporting Chinese workers to work in the guano fields of Peru. Starlight clipper ship card

Ichiro Suzuki

Ichiro Suzuki referred to mononymously as Ichiro, is a Japanese former professional baseball outfielder who played 28 seasons combined in top-level professional leagues. He spent the bulk of his career with two teams: nine seasons with the Orix Blue Wave of Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan, where he began his career, 14 with the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball in the United States. After playing the first 12 years of his MLB career for the Mariners, Ichiro played two and a half seasons with the New York Yankees before signing with the Miami Marlins. Ichiro played three seasons with the Marlins before returning to the Mariners in 2018. Ichiro established a number of batting records, including MLB's single-season record for hits with 262, he achieved the longest streak by any player in history. Between his major league career in both Japan and the United States, Ichiro has the most hits by any player in top-tier professional leagues, he has recorded the most hits of all Japanese-born players in MLB history.

In his combined playing time in the NPB and MLB, Ichiro received 17 consecutive selections both as an All-Star and Gold Glove winner, won nine league batting titles and was named Most Valuable Player four times. While playing in the NPB, he won seven consecutive batting titles and three consecutive Pacific League MVP Awards. In 2001, Ichiro became the first Japanese-born position player to be posted and signed to an MLB club, he led the American League in batting average and stolen bases en route to being named AL Rookie of the Year and AL MVP. Ichiro was the first MLB player to enter the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame, he was a ten-time MLB All-Star and won the 2007 All-Star Game MVP Award for a three-hit performance that included the event's first-ever inside-the-park home run. Ichiro won a Rawlings Gold Glove Award in each of his first 10 years in the majors, had an American League–record seven hitting streaks of 20 or more games, with a high of 27, he is noted for his longevity, continuing to produce at a high level with batting, on-base percentages above.300 in 2016, while approaching 43 years of age.

In 2016, Ichiro notched the 3,000th hit of his MLB career, against Chris Rusin of the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field, becoming only the 30th player to do so. In total, he finished with 4,367 hits in his professional career across the United States. Ichiro grew up in the town of Toyoyama, a small town just outside Nagoya. At the age of seven, Ichiro joined his first baseball team and asked his father, Nobuyuki Suzuki, to teach him to be a better player; the two began a daily routine, which included throwing 50 pitches, fielding 50 infield balls and 50 outfield balls, hitting 500 pitches, 250 from a pitching machine and 250 from his father. As a little leaguer in Toyoyama, Ichiro had the word "concentration" written on his glove. By age 12, he had dedicated himself to pursuing a career in professional baseball, their training sessions were no longer for leisure, less enjoyable; the elder Suzuki claimed, "Baseball was fun for both of us," but Ichiro said, "It might have been fun for him, but for me it was a lot like Star of the Giants," a popular Japanese manga and anime series about a young baseball prospect's difficult road to success, with rigorous training demanded by the father.

According to Ichiro, "It bordered on hazing and I suffered a lot."When Ichiro joined his high-school baseball team, his father told the coach, "No matter how good Ichiro is, don't praise him. We have to make him spiritually strong." When he was ready to enter high school, Ichiro was selected by a school with a prestigious baseball program, Nagoya's Aikodai Meiden High School. Ichiro was used as a pitcher instead of as an outfielder, owing to his exceptionally strong arm, his cumulative high-school batting average was.505, with 19 home runs. He built strength and stamina by hurling car tires and hitting Wiffle balls with a heavy shovel, among other regimens; these exercises helped adding power and endurance to his thin frame. Despite his outstanding numbers in high school, Ichiro was not drafted until the fourth and final round of the NPB draft in November 1991, because many teams were discouraged by his small size of 5 ft 9 1⁄2 in and 124 pounds. Years Ichiro told an interviewer, "I'm not a big guy, kids could look at me and see that I'm not muscular and not physically imposing, that I'm just a regular guy.

So if somebody with a regular body can get into the record books, kids can look at that. That would make me happy." Ichiro made his NPB Pacific League debut in 1992 for the Orix BlueWave at the age of 18, but he spent most of his first two seasons in the farm system because his then-manager, Shōzō Doi, refused to accept Ichiro's unorthodox swing. The swing was nicknamed'pendulum' because of the pendulum-like motion of his leg, which shifts his weight forward as he swings the bat, goes against conventional hitting theory. In his second career game, he recorded his first ichi-gun hit in the Pacific League against Hawks pitcher Keiji Kimura. Though he hit in 1993 a home run against Hideo Nomo, who won an MLB National League Rookie of the Year Award while a Los Angeles Dodger, Ichiro was sent back to the farm system on that day. In 1994, he benefited from the arrival of a new manager, Akira Ōgi, who played him every day in the second spot of the lineup, he was moved to the leadoff spot

Miangul Aurangzeb

Miangul Aurangzeb was the last Wali Ahad of the former Swat State, the son of the last Wali of Swat, Miangul Jahan Zeb and the son -in-law of the former president of Pakistan, Muhammad Ayub Khan. He served in the National Assembly of Pakistan and as governor of Balochistan and subsequently as governor of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, he was born on 28 May 1928 in Saidu Sharif in the house of Miangul Jahan Zeb. He received his initial schooling at The Doon School in Dehradun, he attended St. Stephen's College, Delhi. Following the independence of Pakistan, Aurangzeb enrolled at the Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul in 1948, he was commissioned into the Guides Cavalry of the Pakistan Armoured Corps. During his service in the Pakistan Army, he passed the Junior Officer's Course, the Advanced Infantry Course and the Junior Officer Leadership and Weapons Course, his achievements led to his selection as ADC to the Army Commander in Chief General Ayub Khan. In 1955, he married the daughter of General Ayub Khan and thereafter quit the army service to enter into politics.

Aurangzeb represented Swat State in the West Pakistan Assembly from 1956 to May 1958, when he was nominated to the National Assembly of Pakistan. After the imposition of martial law in 1958, all legislative bodies were dissolved, civilian rule did not return until 1962. Aurangzeb was nominated to the National Assembly in 1962, re-nominated in 1965. After the resignation of President Ayub Khan in 1969, the Government of Pakistan under President Yahya Khan took over the administration of all the remaining princely states including Swat. In 1970 the first one-man one-vote general elections were held in Pakistan, which marked a new chapter for the former ruling family of Swat. Aurangzeb was elected on a Muslim League platform, defeating a strong candidate of the National Awami Party, he was re-elected in the March 1977 general elections as a Pakistan National Alliance candidate despite suspected widespread rigging by the rival Pakistan Peoples Party candidate. Due to his opposition to the government of Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Aurangzeb supported the military government of General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, from 1981 served as a member of the nominated Majlis i Shoora.

In March 1985 general elections were held on a non-party basis, Aurangzeb was again elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan. Following the tumultuous events of 1988, party-based democracy returned to Pakistan and general elections were once again held in November 1988. Aurangzeb, contesting on from the Islami Jamhoori Ittehad platform was defeated by his cousin and son-in-law Shahzada Aman i Room, the candidate of the Pakistan Peoples Party. Again in October 1990, contesting as an independent candidate faced defeat, this time at the hands of his former allies, the Islami Jamhoori Ittehad. However, he bounced back in the October 1993 general elections to regain his seat, continued to hold it at the February 1997 general elections. In April 1997, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appointed him as Governor of Balochistan, Aurangzeb resigned from the National Assembly; the subsequent by-election resulted in a victory for Engineer Miangul Adnan Aurangzeb. In August 1999, Aurangzeb was appointed as the Governor of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and served in that capacity until the military takeover by General Pervez Musharraf on 24 October 1999.

He did not contest the 2002 general elections and retired from electoral politics, passing the torch to the next generation of his family. He remained active until his death in the leadership of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz; as a result of death threats from and loss of security in Swat to the Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi under Maulana Fazlullah in 2007, Aurangzeb spent an extended period of time at his house in Islamabad. With the return of stability in the area Aurangzeb has resumed living at the family compound in Saidu Sharif. Due to prolonged illness, he set aside himself from politics and spend rest of his life at house in Islamabad till his death on 3 August 2014, he is buried in his ancestral grave yard at Aqba, Saidu Sharif Miangul Mahmud Aurangzeb Miangul Jahan Zeb Miangul Adnan Aurangzeb Swat Swat Royal Family the Miangul Family Tree Royal Ark Almanac – Swat Royal Family Tree Pakistan International News – Son reports Wali returns to Swat Miangul Aurangzeb Interview

Watertown Wolves

The Watertown Wolves are a minor professional hockey team in the Federal Prospects Hockey League based in Watertown, New York, play home games at the Watertown Municipal Arena. The team was on hiatus during the 2015–16 season while renovations at the Watertown Municipal Arena were completed and returned for the 2016–17 season. With a history dating to 2010, the Wolves are the oldest franchise in the FHL; the team was known as the 1000 Islands Privateers and played at the Bonnie Castle Recreation Center in Alexandria Bay for two seasons before moving to Watertown for the 2012–13 season. On March 1, 2013, Privateers owner and president Nicole Kirnan served as the team's coach for the first time, making her the first woman to head coach a professional hockey team in the United States. Before the 2013–14 season, the Privateers revamped their identity by changing their name to the Watertown Privateers and redesigning their jerseys and logo. Brad Zangs was brought in as new head coach. Watertown's FHL team returned for the 2014–15 with new ownership after the previous owners decided not to continue.

The team rechristened itself as the Watertown Wolves during this season. In their first season, the Wolves won both the playoffs championship. First-year head coach, Brent Clarke, would be named FHL Coach of the Year, but would resign after the season; the Wolves suspended operations for the 2015–16 season to allow for the Watertown Municipal Arena to be renovated. The renovations were completed on schedule and the Wolves signed a new one-year lease agreement with the city of Watertown in order to return after one season off; the Wolves hired Phil Esposito as head coach. Prior to the 2017–18 season, the franchise was purchased by IDHL, LLC. the a subsidiary of the FHL and an organization that had announced to be operating a developmental league as feeder system for the FHL called the International Developmental Hockey League. The IDHL put off launching the new league and would instead focus on operating the Wolves; the shareholders in Top Shelf Hockey left the Wolves organization outright in the offseason stating they had grown exhausted over the major financial and emotional investments they were making in the franchise.

The new owners instead hired Trevor Karasiewicz. Karasiewicz led the team to a league championship in first season. After his second season, he left for the head coaching position with the Fresno Monsters, a junior team in the Western States Hockey League. Former Danville Dashers coach Paul MacLean was brought in as his replacement. Watertown Wolves official website Federal Prospects Hockey League official website