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Hinckley

Hinckley is a market town in southwest Leicestershire, England. It is administered by Bosworth Borough Council. Hinckley is the second largest town in the administrative county of Leicestershire, after Loughborough. Hinckley is situated at the midpoint between the cities of Leicester and Coventry and is near to the larger town of Nuneaton in Warwickshire. Hinckley has a history going back to Anglo-Saxon times. By the time of the Domesday Book in 1086, Hinckley was quite a large village, grew over the following 200 years into a small market town—a market was first recorded there in 1311. There is evidence of an Anglo Saxon church – the remnants of an Anglo Saxon sun-dial being visible on the diagonal buttress on the south-east corner of the chancel. In 2000, archaeologists from Northampton Archaeology discovered evidence of Iron Age and Romano-British settlement on land near Coventry Road and Watling Street. In the 17th century, the town developed producing stockings and similar items. Hinckley played a prominent part in the English Civil War.

Its proximity to several rival strongholds—the royalist garrisons at Caldicote, Ashby de la Zouch and Leicester, those of the Parliamentarians at Tamworth and Coventry, the presence of parties of troops or brigands occupying several fortified houses in nearby Warwickshire—ensured frequent visits by the warring parties. The local townsfolk were forced to decide whether to declare their allegiances or attempt to remain neutral—with the risk of having to pay levies and fines to both sides. In March 1644, Hinckley was occupied by a group of Royalist troops, though they were soon driven out by a force of Parliamentarians, who took many prisoners; the Civil War years were a unsettled time for the clergy in and around Hinckley. Parsons with parliamentary leanings like Thomas Cleveland, the vicar of Hinckley, suffered sequestration by the Leicester County Committee, like some of his "malignant" neighbours accused of visiting royalist garrisons or preaching against Parliament; the town was visited by both parliamentary and royalists troops from the rival garrisons parliamentary troops from Tamworth and Astley Castle in Warwickshire.

Troops from Coventry garrison were active in the town, taking horses and "free quarter" and availing themselves of'dyett and Beere', taking some of the inhabitants hostage for ransom. Royalist troops raided the town to threaten those with parliamentary sympathies; the notorious Lord Hastings of Ashby de la Zouch is recorded to have "coursed about the country as far as Dunton and Lutterworth and took near upon a hundred of the clergymen and others, carried them prisoners … threatening to hang all them that should take the Parliament's Covenant". Parliamentary newssheets record that on the night of 4 March 1644, Hastings's men brought in "26 honest countrymen from several towns" intending to take them to Ashby de la Zouch, along with a huge herd of cattle and horses from the country people and a minister named Mr Warner; these prisoners were herded into Hinckley church and asked "in a jeering manner,'Where are the Round-heads your brethren at Leicester? Why come they not to redeem you?'" The Parliamentarians responded in a memorable "Skirmish or Great Victory for Parliament".

Colonel Grey with 120 foot-soldiers and 30 troopers from Bagworth House rushed to Hinckley and re-took the town, routed the Royalists, rescued the cattle and released their imprisoned countrymen. No doubt the inhabitants of the town were as relieved as any when Ashby surrendered, as Vicars records, "a great mercy and mighty preservation of the peace and tranquility of all those adjacent parts about it." At the time of the first national census in 1801, Hinckley had a population of 5,158: twenty years it had increased by about a thousand. The largest industry in the early 19th century was the making of hosiery and only Leicester had a larger output of stockings. In the district, it was estimated. Joseph Hansom built the first Hansom cab in Hinckley in 1835. In 1899 A Cottage Hospital was built to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria two years earlier. Money was raised by the local townspeople and factory owners notably John and Thomas Atkins who had a hand in building many of the key buildings of Hinckley.

The corner stone was laid by Sir John Fowke Lancelot Rolleston. This hospital was central to the people of Hinckley and supported by local workers who donated one penny a week for its upkeep until it was adopted by the NHS in 1948. Over the years it expanded to align with the town. Sadly now, this historic beautiful building, appears dilapidated in some areas and is threatened with closure and demolition by West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS Properties LTD; the local community is facing a fight to save it for the town and petitions gave been signed both online and on paper. The hosiery industry remained important for much of the 20th-century, by 1939 the Hinckley and District Hosiery Union alone had 6,000 members; the area was subject to new housing developments in the 1960s and 1990s. Hinckley became an urban district under the Local Government Act 1894, covering the ancient parish of Hinckley. In 1934, under a County Review Order, Hinckley urban district expanded to include the ancient parishes of Barwell and Earl Shilton and most of Stoke Golding.

In 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972 the Hinckley urban district was abolished, becoming an unparished area in the borough of Hinckley and Bosworth. Since the civil parishes of Barwell, Earl Shilton and Stoke Golding have been re-establish

Mariner's Church (Portland, Maine)

Mariner's Church is a historic church and commercial building at 368-374 Fore Street in Portland, Maine. Built in 1828, the Greek Revival building served as both a church and marketplace, it was for many years the city's largest commercial building, survived the city's great 1866 fire. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, it is now home to other commercial businesses. The former Mariner's Church occupies much a city block in Portland's Old Port area, it occupies a trapezoidal lot bounded on the north by Fore Street, the east by Market Street, the west by Moulton Street, with its main facade facing toward Fore Street. It is a three-story masonry structure, built of brick, with a broad gabled roof; the main facade has six storefronts on the ground floor, each with a recessed entrance flanked on one side by a large fixed-pane display window. The second floor has a bank of twelve round-arch windows, with rectangular windows on the third level; the gable above is pedimented, with a fanlight window near the center of its base.

The building's corners are rounded, the right one in stone. The main facade is predominantly stone, with the street-facing side walls brick; the building was constructed in 1828 and was used for "moral and religious" instruction of local mariners, with the building's upkeep supported by the commercial businesses on its ground floor. The building was damaged in the city's 1866 fire. In 1969 the building was purchased by C. H. Robinson who saved it from demolition. In 1973 the building opened as a restaurant known as the Old Port Tavern, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places that same year. Today the building is used for events as the Mariner's Church Banquet Center and contains a billiards hall. National Register of Historic Places listings in Portland, Maine

Ann Goldstein (curator)

Ann Goldstein is the former curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and former museum director of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Goldstein was born in 1957 in Los Angeles, United States, she studied at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she got her Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art. Goldstein worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles from 1983 to 2009, she was the senior curator from 2001 onwards. Her expertise was minimal and conceptual art of the 1960 -- current practices. From 2010 until 2012, she was the museum director of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, a museum of modern art, contemporary art, design in Amsterdam, Netherlands, her first two and a half years at the Stedelijk, the museum was closed for renovation, until it reopened for the general public in September 2012. In 2013, she was the artistic director of the museum alongside Karin van Gilst as managing director, until Goldstein resigned and left the museum on 1 December 2013

Warren E. Hearnes

Warren Eastman Hearnes was an American politician who served as the 46th Governor of Missouri from 1965 to 1973. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first officeholder eligible to serve two consecutive four-year terms. Born in Moline, Hearnes moved to Charleston, Missouri as a child and resided there until his death. After high school, he attended the University of Missouri for a year and a half, until he was drafted. Soon after reporting for duty, Hearnes was appointed by President Roosevelt to the United States Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1946, he married Betty Cooper, his childhood sweetheart, on July 2, 1947. He served in the U. S. Army and was medically discharged in 1949, he was a 1952 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law. While attending law school, he was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 1950 and served until 1961, he served as majority floor leader from 1957 until leaving office. In 1960, he ran for Missouri Secretary of State. In the primary, he defeated James Kirkpatrick.

He defeated Joseph Badgett in the general election with 56.18% of the vote. In 1964 he challenged the remnants of the Tom Pendergast political machine in the race for governor. During the primary he campaigned against Kansas City establishment candidate Hilary A. Bush charging, "At one time all Missouri was controlled from Kansas City by a man named Pendergast; this type of machine politics should never be allowed to rear its ugly head again in Missouri politics." Among Hearnes' planks was an effort to gain support in western Missouri by the establishment of a four-year college in the population center of St. Joseph, Missouri despite the presence of a state college less than 50 miles away in the much smaller city of Maryville, Missouri. Hearnes campaigned against the Central Trust Bank of Jefferson City, saying that the bank's power was creating an atmosphere where establishment forces would "select rather than elect" a leader. Hearnes won the primary over Bush with 51.9% of the vote. He won by more than 500,000 votes and 62% of the vote, defeating Republican Washington University in St. Louis chancellor Ethan A.

H. Shepley, his lieutenant governor in the race was Thomas Eagleton. In 1965 the constitution was amended to permit governors to succeed themselves to serve two terms, he was re-elected in 1968. He defeated Lawrence K. Roos, former St. Louis County Executive and former president of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, he had 60.8% of the vote. Hearnes' priorities as Governor included improving public education, bettering the state's highways and traffic safety, as well as civil rights and the environment. State aid to public schools increased from $145.5 million to $389.2 million during Hearnes' term as governor, an increase of 167%, he increased state aid to higher education from $47.5 million to $144.7 million, an increase of 204%. He oversaw the increase of state aid to vocational education from $856,000 to $8.8 million, fostering the establishment 53 new area vocational educational schools. While Hearnes was Governor, the State of Missouri built 350 miles of four-lane highways throughout the state.

He created the Missouri Division of Highway Safety and enacted a law providing mandatory breath tests for suspected drunken drivers. Hearnes increased uniform strength of the Missouri State Highway Patrol from 500 to 750 officers. Hearnes was Governor during the Civil Rights era and as Governor he signed a Public Accommodations Law, Missouri's first civil rights act; as governor he strengthened the Fair Employment Practices Act and increased the staff of the Human Rights Commission from two employees to 35. Hearnes enacted the state's first air pollution law, with subsequent strengthening of its provisions, he oversaw the passage of a $150 million water pollution bond issue to provide state matching funds for sewage control construction projects, created the state's Clean Water Commission to enforce water pollution laws. He was responsible for the provision of first state financial grants for mass transit and urban rapid transit facilities, he created the Department of Community Affairs to assist local governments in obtaining technical assistance and grants for city planning, housing, sewage treatment, industrial development, other municipal and regional projects.

In 1970, he was elected chairman of the National Governor's Association which held its annual conference at Lake of the Ozarks. In 1972, he supported Edmund Muskie for President and was considered a possible running mate, had Muskie won the nomination. After leaving office Hearnes was plagued with tax problems which were cleared in 1977, his problems were highlighted by an exposé in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Hearnes sued the paper for defamation and the case was settled with terms undisclosed, he made three unsuccessful runs for office between 1976 and 1980. Hearnes ran for United State Senate in 1976, he placed second in the primary with 26.9 percent of the vote. The winner, Jerry Litton, had 45.4%, but was killed in a plane crash en route to a primary election victory party on August 3. In a new primary on August 21 Hearnes defeated Jim Spainhower with 60.8% of the vote. Hearnes lost the general election to John Danforth. In 1978 he ran unsuccessfully for Missouri state auditor, losing the general election to Republican James F. Antonio, who received 50.8% of the vote.

His wife, Betty Cooper Hearnes, began her own political career as a state representative in 1979, serving unt

Nigeria national baseball team

The Nigeria national baseball team is the national baseball team of Nigeria. The team represents Nigeria in international competitions and is ranked 2nd in Africa and among the Top 10 in the world. In 1999 Nigeria won the silver medal by defeating every other national team except South Africa, to whom they lost in the final. In order, Nigeria won against Lesotho, Zimbabwe and Ghana until a blowout loss to South Africa in the championship game. Nigeria was again a dominant power in the 2003 Games held in Abuja, cruising to the final where they lost to South Africa 0–15 to earn the silver medal again. Baseball was scheduled to make a return to the All-Africa Games in Mozambique in 2011, but this did not occur as planned. Victor Achakpo Adedeji Adekunli Adeyinaka Adewusi Akeem Adeyemi Godwin Agobie Toba Elegbi Olakunle Aina Olawale Jimi Kolawole Emmanuel Motoni Ceaser Ofoedu Michael Oguwuche Michael Okoli Wande Olabisi Emmanuel Oladinni Godfrey Nwanekah Gbenga Olayemi Joseph Olayemi Victor Owoyokun Sunday Twaki

2017 Virginia lieutenant gubernatorial election

The Virginia lieutenant gubernatorial election of 2017 was held on November 7, 2017. After the party primary elections were held, the major party nominees were Jill Vogel and Justin Fairfax; the incumbent Lieutenant Governor, Democrat Ralph Northam, declined to run for re-election in order to run for Governor. In the general election on November 7, 2017, Democratic nominee Justin Fairfax defeated Republican state Senator Jill Vogel to become the 41st lieutenant-governor of Virginia. Justin Fairfax, former Assistant United States Attorney and candidate for Attorney General in 2013 Susan Platt, former chief of staff to Joe Biden Gene Rossi, former Assistant United States Attorney and former gubernatorial aide David Bowers, former mayor of Roanoke and nominee for VA-06 in 1998 Anne Holton, former Virginia Secretary of Education, former Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judge, wife of Senator Tim Kaine Dwight C. Jones, former Mayor of Richmond and former chair of the Democratic Party of Virginia Molly Joseph Ward, Secretary of Natural Resources and former mayor of Hampton Kenny Alexander, Mayor of Norfolk and former state senator Barbara Favola, state senator Eileen Filler-Corn, state delegate Mike Hamlar and candidate for the State Senate in 2015 Charniele Herring, state delegate, former chair of the Democratic Party of Virginia, candidate for VA-08 in 2014 Jennifer McClellan, state senator Ralph Northam, incumbent Lieutenant Governor Adam Parkhomenko, National Field Director for the Democratic National Committee, co-founder of Ready for Hillary and candidate for the State House in 2009 Chap Petersen, state senator and candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 2005 Sam Rasoul, state delegate and nominee for VA-06 in 2008 Levar Stoney, Mayor of Richmond and former Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia Jennifer Wexton, state senator Jill Vogel, State Senator Glenn Davis, state delegate Bryce Reeves, state senator Ben Cline, state delegate Micah Edmond, former congressional aide and nominee for VA-08 in 2014 Shak Hill, financial consultant and candidate for the U.

S. Senate in 2014 Israel O'Quinn, state delegate Danny Vargas and candidate for the State House in 2015 E. W. Jackson, conservative activist, candidate for the U. S. Senate in 2012 and nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 2013 Ken Peterson, Goochland County Supervisor David Ramadan, former state delegate Pete Snyder, technology executive and candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 2013 Corey Stewart, Chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors and candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 2013 Scott Taylor, U. S. Representative Virginia elections, 2017 Virginia gubernatorial election, 2017 Virginia Attorney General election, 2017 United States gubernatorial elections, 2017 Official campaign websites Justin Fairfax Jill Vogel Glen Davis Susan Platt Bryce Reeves Gene Rossi