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Cowmire Hall

Cowmire Hall is a country house near Crosthwaite in Cumbria, England. The hall, the garden wall and gate piers are recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building; the hall was built as a tower house in the early 16th century for the Briggs family. It was acquired by the Newby family in the late 17th century and was extended and remodelled by Richard Fleming, a son of Sir Daniel Fleming, in the 1690s, it was owned by the Carruthers family until 1934. It was owned by Major and Mrs Gordon until 1966 and has since been acquired by the Barrett family who use it as a home and have converted a farm building into a damson gin cellar. Grade II* listed buildings in South Lakeland Listed buildings in Crosthwaite and Lyth

Joe Mercer (footballer, born 1889)

Joseph Powell Mercer was an English professional football centre half who made 150 appearances in the Football League for Nottingham Forest. He was the father of manager Joe Mercer. Mercer worked as a bricklayer during his professional football career, he married Ethel Breeze in June 1913 and had four children, the oldest being future footballer and manager Joe Mercer. On 16 December 1914, four months into the First World War, Mercer enlisted the 17th Battalion of the Duke of Cambridge's Own and was posted to the front on 17 October 1915. At the front, he was promoted to sergeant, sustained wounds in the head and shoulder and was captured by the Germans in Oppy on 28 April 1917, he was held in camps at Douai, Bad Langensalza and Meschede and returned home in January 1919. In the post-war years, Mercer attempted to resume his football career and worked as a bricklayer before dying in 1927 of health problems caused by gas inhalation in the trenches a decade earlier

George N. Parks Drum Major Academy

The George N. Parks Drum Major Academy is a nationwide summer academy for high school drum majors and majorettes, it was founded in 1978 by George N. Parks. Held at various locations around the United States, by 2010 the academy drew up to 3,000 students each year. Since its inception, nearly 70,000 high school and college students have attended its summer programs and received instruction on how to be more effective drum majors and student leaders. George Parks, a standout drum major in high school, began teaching drum majoring when he attended a drum major workshop at West Chester University in 1971, he served for the next two years as a volunteer assistant to Dennis Rhoades in this program. In 1973, after becoming a student at West Chester, Parks was hired as a staff member in the program and two years he was promoted to head clinician. In 1977, Parks was hired to direct the marching band at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In 1978, he formed the George N. Parks Drum Major Academy, based at nearby Hampshire College.

Although non-drum majors are allowed to attend and work on non-conducting skills, the focus of the academy is to allow for the teaching of the following skills to students: Conducting instruction/evaluation, teaching techniques, leadership and communication techniques. Reading of George's book, The Dynamic Drum Major is required for all participants in the drum major section. Non drum major students such as color guard, section leaders, percussion students have classes suited just for them. Percussion students may attend Thom Hannum's Mobile Percussion Seminar, taught by Thom Hannum; the academy has three sets of curriculum: Conducting Instruction/Evaluation Teaching Techniques Leadership and Communication Techniques In the summer of 2014 the academy was taught at these locations: University of Alabama Eastern Kentucky University University of Central Florida Texas A&M International University University of Northern Colorado North Central College Texas Woman's University Kutztown University Ohio Wesleyan University University of North Carolina University of California, Riverside West Chester University University of Massachusetts Amherst As the academy grew, Parks was not able to attend all of the locations each summer.

He always attended the sessions at the Academy's home base at the University of Massachusetts. Parks died unexpectedly on September 16, 2010. Parks' wife Jeanne issued a statement implying that the Drum Major Academy would continue after her husband's death. Official website

Wayne Pascoe

Wayne Pascoe is a former professional tennis player from Australia. A right-handed player from Adelaide, Pascoe began competing on tour in the late 1970s; as a singles player on the Grand Prix circuit he had a win over Bill Scanlon at the Melbourne Indoor in 1980 and had his best run at the 1981 South Australian Open, where he made the quarter-finals in front of a home crowd. During his career he featured in the main draws of the Australian Open, Wimbledon Championships and US Open, he reached the second round of the 1981 Wimbledon Championships as a qualifier, with a first round win over Pascal Portes. His best performances at Wimbledon came in doubles, twice making the round of 16, with John Fitzgerald in 1981 and David Mustard in 1982. Pascoe, a property adviser by profession, has served on the board of Tennis NSW since 2011 and was appointed president in 2018. Wayne Pascoe at the Association of Tennis Professionals Wayne Pascoe at the International Tennis Federation

The Challenge of Artemis

The Challenge of Artemis is a comic book story arc that occurred in 1995 written by William Messner-Loebs and drawn by Mike Deodato. It compiled a segment of the second volume of the DC Comics Wonder Woman comic book from issues 94 through 100 into a collected book edition. After winning a contest to see who will become the new Wonder Woman in "Man's World", the Amazon Artemis makes her debut to the public. Still upset and confused by the whole ordeal, the original Wonder Woman dons a new black outfit and returns to her life in America. Although Artemis tried diligently to distinguish herself from her predecessor in both New York City and Boston, this proved to be rather hard to do, her approach to various situations were seen as more violent than beneficial. Because of this, due to Man's World's respect of Diana, Artemis would receive the cold shoulder from those she tried to help, extending to her brief time in the Justice League. Superman once commented to Diana that Batman refused to allow Artemis to sit in Diana's chair during Justice League meetings.

Diana's twin sister Donna Troy showed resentment toward Artemis carrying the Wonder Woman title, which caused their first meeting to escalate into a heated argument. Because of this unwelcome reception, Artemis began to see Diana as a rival of sorts and would harass and belittle Diana in public. Diana continued to use her abilities to help the citizens of Boston; because of this the White Magician still viewed Diana as a threat. He helped increase the rivalry between two of Boston's mafia families, led by Paulie Longo and Antonio Sazia's widow Julianna Sazia in order to keep Diana preoccupied while he planned his next course of action to take over the city of Boston. For him Artemis continued Diana's investigation of him in her place; this caused Diana's involvement with the mafia rivalry to become unnecessary to him. Artemis met a representative from a public relations company who agreed to help Artemis with her public likeability. What Artemis wasn't aware of was that the company, with the help of the White Magician, had set up several battles for her with superhuman men.

However, she helped downtrodden groups such as immigrant workers and abused women. Once she uncovered this truth she set about to prove herself by single-handedly taking down Boston's biggest mob boss: Julianna Sazia. Unable to capture Julianna, Artemis destroyed her army of Sazia's booby-trapped mansion; when the White Magician became aware that Artemis was going to battle him, he used the life force of two women: his lover, anchor woman Cassandra Arnold and that of The Cheetah, to transform himself into a giant demon, capable of defeating the Amazon. In the process the remains of his two victims became super, savage demons with extraordinary power, obeying only The White Magician's commands. Overwhelmed, Artemis kept up the fight valiantly until Diana was able to aid her, thanks to a disguised Circe teleporting her to her side. During the fight Circe attempted to use her magics on the demon, but the sorcery failed, as she was tied to her false mortal identity of Donna Milton. Using the last of her power, Circe teleported the two lesser demons and herself away, leaving Diana and Artemis to battle The White Magician alone.

Near death, Artemis gave the Gauntlet of Atlas to Diana to finish the battle. Diana beat the demonic White Magician to within an inch of his life with her tremendously enhanced strength. However, before she could finish him, he was consumed by his own demonic powers and incinerated, leaving only a pile of smoldering ashes behind. While Circe and the Cheetah returned to their former selves, Cassandra Arnold has not been seen since and her whereabouts remain unknown. Once the battle was over Diana went to Artemis' side and told her she battled as a true Wonder Woman. Before dying Artemis told Diana to take back her title as Wonder Woman, which she did