Hukvaldy is a village in the Czech Republic, in the Moravian-Silesian Region. It lies 150 meters below the ruins of the third-largest castle in the Czech Republic, Hukvaldy Castle, is the birthplace of the composer Leoš Janáček; the castle has been rebuilt at least five times over the last 700 years, evolving from a small early gothic castle to a baroque fortress. It was first built between 1270 by Mr. Frank from Příbor, he was the son of the colonizer Arnold from the Huckeswagen family. When it functioned as a defensive structure, the castle was never taken; the oldest part is a tall slim tower in the front. Above the ditch and entrance to the castle there is a dwelling building on the other side of the structure. After 1469, the castle was rebuilt by Bishop Tas of Boskovice. In 1762, there was a fire in the castle and it was destroyed. In the 20th century, the castle was abandoned and it fell into ruins. Several repairs have been done; the best-preserved structure is St. Andrew's chapel. Weddings take place in the chapel.
The castle is open from April until October. Nearby is a park where mouflons can be seen, there is an amphitheatre. Official website Information about the castle International festival Janáčkovy Hukvaldy
The Old Stonington High School is a historic school building at 25 Orchard Street in Stonington, Connecticut. It was built in 1888, is a distinct and high quality local example of Second Empire architecture; the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. This building is not to be confused with the town's modern high school of the same name in Pawcatuck; the Old Stonington High School is located on the east side of Stonington Neck, its back side overlooking Little Narragansett Bay east of the commercial center of Stonington village. It is a 2 1⁄2-story brick Second Empire structure, with a mansard roof and a four-story tower above its entrance; the tower is topped by a mansard roof, with iron cresting at the top. The main roof is pierced by dormers with pedimented gables, the tower's roof faces are pierced by dormers with round-arch windows. Windows are set in pairs in segmented-arch openings or singly in round-arch openings, with stone keystones and lintel end stones.
The interior is framed in wood. The school was built in 1888, served as a community school for the village, housing all grade levels, it was doubled in size in 1903, with a near duplicate of the original construction placed to the rear and joined to it via a connecting hall and stairwell. A new high school was built in 1939, at which time this school was reduced to use as an elementary school, it was closed in 1973. National Register of Historic Places listings in New London County, Connecticut
Otter Creek Observatory is an astronomical observatory, one of two units of the Otter Creek–South Harrison Observatories operated by Jefferson Community and Technical College. It is located at the Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area in Meade County, about 25 miles southwest of downtown Louisville along the Ohio River. Otter Creek Observatory was founded as and built to be a public observatory in 1995 by the city of Louisville, which at the time owned and operated what was known as Otter Creek Park. In 2000 the city formed a partnership with Technical College. A few years the Challenger Center for Space Science Education in Radcliff, Kentucky joined the partnership; the Center withdrew from the partnership when the park closed in 2009. In January 2009 Otter Creek Park closed to the public, the observatory ceased being open to the general public. In 2010, the park was transferred to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, it reopened in May 2011 as the Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area.
The observatory has never closed. The college has not yet announced; the other unit of the Otter Creek–South Harrison Observatories is in South Harrison Park in Harrison County, owned by the Harrison County Parks and Recreation Department. South Harrison Observatory opened in 2009, is open to the public. In both observatories, the location and building are owned by the park in question, while most of the astronomical equipment is owned by the college. Since 2005 the observatory has published The Observer. Since 2006 the observatory has been the site of an active research and education program in historical astronomy and history of astronomy; this research has resulted in a number of papers published in scientific journals. The observatory was the impetus behind, provided funds and resources for, the "Fathers of Astronomy" exhibit in 2009 at the Frazier History Museum, which featured original works of Copernicus and Galileo; the exhibit was a partnership between the museum, the college/observatory, the University of Louisville's Ekstrom Library, was a celebration of the International Year of Astronomy.
Otter Creek Observatory Clear Sky Clock South Harrison Park Otter Creek Park
Friedrich Siegmund Georg Freiherr Kress von Kressenstein was a German general from Nuremberg. He was a member of the group of German officers who assisted in the direction of the Ottoman Army during World War I. Kress von Kressenstein was part of the military mission of Otto Liman von Sanders to the Ottoman Empire, which arrived shortly before World War I broke out, he was the main leader for the Ottoman Desert Command Force. Kress came from a patrician family in Nuremberg, his father, Georg Kress von Kressenstein, was a high court judge. Kress von Kressenstein joined the Bavarian army as an ensign in the artillery in 1888. Kress joined Djemal Pasha's army in Palestine as a military engineer and was chief of staff. Djemal Pasha was given the job by the Turkish leader Enver Pasha of capturing or disabling the Suez Canal; this effort is called the First Suez Offensive, it occurred in January 1915. Kress von Kressenstein was responsible for creating special boats for crossing the canal as well as organizing the crossing of the Sinai desert.
While the desert was crossed with little loss of life, the British were aware of their approach and their attack on the Suez came as no surprise to the defenders. The Ottoman forces were repulsed and after two days of fighting, they retreated. Kress von Kressenstein's special pontoons were never used. More than a year passed. With Djemal Pasha directing affairs from his base in Damascus, Kress von Kressenstein led a larger Ottoman army across the Sinai desert, again; this attack ran into a strong British defensive fortification at Romani, 40 kilometres east of the canal. The Ottoman army prepared a major set-piece assault on Romani, scheduled for 3 August 1916; the attack was beaten off and again the Ottomans retreated back to their bases in Palestine. The British responded with an attack of their own, they captured some small Ottoman forts in the Sinai, built a railroad and water pipe across the desert and launched an assault on the Ottoman fort at Gaza. Kress von Kressenstein was in charge of the Ottoman defences along with General Tala Bey.
In the First Battle of Gaza, the British were defeated due to their own errors. In the Second Battle of Gaza in April 1917, the British were defeated again, the credit for this victory going to Kress von Kressenstein; the British replaced them with General Allenby. The Ottomans replaced their top leadership, bringing in the former Chief of the German General Staff, General von Falkenhayn. Kress von Kressenstein was kept on as commander of the Ottoman 8th Army defending Gaza and he was awarded Prussia's highest order, the Pour le Mérite. In November 1917, the British under General Allenby breached the Ottoman defensive positions at the Battle of Beersheba and the Third Battle of Gaza. Kress von Kressenstein was able to withdraw his defeated troops in good order to new defensive positions in the north. In the middle of 1918, with the Ottoman-German alliance breaking down, Kress von Kressenstein was sent with a small German force to Georgia, protected by Germany after its independence, he helped to frustrate the Red Army's invasion of Georgian region Abkhazia.
Kress von Kressenstein retired from the German army in 1929 and died in Munich in 1948. He wrote in several articles about his experiences in Palestine and the Caucasus, published in 1938 a full book about the war in the Sinai and Palestine. At least two of his articles have been translated to English.'The Campaign in Palestine from the Enemy's Side', published in the Royal United Services Institute Journal, his 1936 article about the'war in the desert'. His memoirs My Mission in Caucasus were published posthumously in 2001 in Georgia. Pour le Mérite Knight of the Military Order of Max Joseph Officer of the Order of Military Merit Knight of the House Order of Hohenzollern Iron Cross of 1914, 1st class Order of the Medjidie, 4th class Gallipoli Star and Palestine Campaign Witnesses and testimonies of the Armenian Genocide Regarding personal names: Freiherr is a former title. In Germany since 1919, it forms part of family names; the feminine forms are Freiin. "Kress" is part not a given name. Fromkin, David.
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Chemelil Sugar Football Club, or Chemelil Sugar FC, is a Kenyan football club based in Chemelil. They have been playing in the top division in Kenyan football since 1997, their home stadium is Chemelil Sports Complex. The club won Kenyan Cup in 2003, but most top clubs pulled out of the competition due to a feud between them and Kenya Football Federation; the club is owned by the Chemelil Sugar Company. The club joined the district league, it was promoted to the Super League. The team needed only one season to be promoted to the Premier League. Team Manager: Hillary Ouma Head Coach: Charles Odero Media and Communications Officer: Alvin Wesonga Kenyan President's Cup: 12003 CAF Confederation Cup: 2 appearances2004 – Preliminary Round 2005 – withdrew in Preliminary Round
This is a list of members of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from 1962 to 1965: 1 On 7 May 1962, the Liberal member for Murray, former Premier Sir Ross McLarty, resigned. Liberal candidate Ewart Runciman won the resulting by-election on 23 June 1962. 2 At the 1962 state election in Darling Range, Liberal candidate Ken Dunn defeated the sitting Country member Ray Owen. The Labor candidate narrowly won the primary vote, whilst Dunn polled one vote ahead of Owen, meaning Owen was eliminated and his votes distributed between Dunn and Metcalfe. A petition was filed and the Court of Disputed Returns ordered a fresh election for 22 July 1962, which widened the gap to 15 votes. 3 On 22 July 1962, the Liberal member for Bunbury, George Roberts, died. Liberal candidate Maurice Williams won the resulting by-election on 1 September 1962