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Kenilworth

Kenilworth is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, about 6 miles south-west of central Coventry, 5 miles north of Warwick and 90 miles north-west of London. It lies on Finham Brook, a tributary of the River Sowe, which joins the River Avon about 2 miles north-east of the town centre; the 2011 Census recorded a parish population of 22,413. The town is noted architecturally for the extensive ruins of Kenilworth Castle, the ruins of Kenilworth Abbey in Abbey Fields park, St Nicholas's Parish Church, the town's clock tower. A settlement existed at Kenilworth by the time of the 1086 Domesday Book, which records it as Chinewrde, meaning "farm of a woman named Cynehild". Geoffrey de Clinton initiated the building of an Augustinian priory in 1122, which coincided with his initiation of Kenilworth Castle; the priory was raised to the rank of an abbey in 1450 and suppressed with the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 1530s. Thereafter, the abbey grounds next to the castle were made common land in exchange for what Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester used to enlarge the castle.

Only a few walls and a storage barn of the original abbey survive. Just off Coventry Road in Kenilworth is a field called Parliament Piece; this may be where Henry III held a Parliament in August 1266, while his troops besieged Kenilworth Castle, where the late Simon de Montfort's followers, led by Henry de Hastings, were still holding out against the king's forces. This Parliament led to the Dictum of Kenilworth: a settlement that offered the rebels a way of recovering the lands that the Crown had seized from them. One copy of the Dictum is endorsed in castris apud Kenilworth — "in the camp at Kenilworth". Members of the public have free access to Parliament Piece, owned by the Open Spaces Society and leased to Warwick District Council. Geoffrey de Clinton had a deer park created near Kenilworth. In 1488 Ralph, abbot of Kenilworth Abbey had 40 acres of land near Redfern, north-west of the town, emparked as Duck Park, which despite its name was a deer park. By about 1540 there were eight deer parks near Kenilworth.

Another near Rudfen was a 30-acre park, called Little Park in 1581. It was owned by Robert Briscoe in 1649 and was still called Briscoe's Park in 1785. One of the eight deer parks, The Chase, can still be traced; the eastern part of its park pale is about 1 mile west of the castle, while the northern part forms the boundary between Chase Wood and the farm road and bridleway between Little Chase Farm and Warrior's Lodge Farm. In about 1414 Henry V had le plesans en marais — "The Pleasaunce in the Marsh" — built about 0.5 miles west of the castle. This was a timber-framed banqueting house surrounded by a moated earthwork about 600 feet by 500 feet, which 15th-century kings used instead of the Castle's state apartments. In the 16th century, Henry VIII had the banqueting house demolished and the materials reused for timber-framed buildings inside the castle; the mere was drained in 1649. Elizabeth I visited Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester at Kenilworth Castle several times, the last in 1575. Dudley entertained the Queen with pageants and banquets costing some £1,000 per day that surpassed anything seen in England before.

These included fireworks. Warwick District Council manages land across the Coventry Road at Tainter's Hill; this public open space was designated "for the poor of the parish" under an inclosure act in 1756 and is registered as common land. In 1778 Kenilworth windmill was built. Turned into the town's water tower, it is now a private home, shorn of its sails. In 1844 the London and Birmingham Railway opened the Coventry to Leamington Line, including Kenilworth railway station; the L&NWR had a new station built in 1883 and a new link line between Kenilworth and Berkswell in 1884 to bypass Coventry. This closed to all traffic on 3 March 1969. British Rail withdrew passenger services from the Coventry to Leamington Line and closed Kenilworth Station in January 1965 in line with The Reshaping of British Railways report. In May 1977, British Rail reinstated passenger services, but did not reopen Kenilworth station, which became derelict and was demolished. In 2011 Warwick Council granted John Laing plc planning permission to build a new station, to open in 2013.

However, this was postponed by four years to December 2017. In 2018, a track from Coventry was opened. There is a track from Leamington; the train has a single carriage. The railway in the 19th century brought industrialists from Birmingham and Coventry, to develop the residential area around the town's railway station. In the 19th century the town had some fine large mansions with landscaped gardens; the names of them survive in the names of some areas. For example, Towers Close was built on the grounds of Rouncil Towers; some large trees from their grounds survive, including giant sequoias from the Moorlands and Rouncil Towers. The town's growth occasioned the addition of a second Church of England parish church, St John's, on Warwick Road in Knights Meadow, it was designed by Ewan Christian and built in 1851–1852 as a Gothic Revival building with a south-west bell tower and broach spire. After 1883, the 1844 station in Warwick Road was rebuilt at the far end of Station Road behind the King's Arms and Castle Hotel.

Both station and hotel were demolished in 1983. The old King's Arms exterior was reopened in 2007 as a chain restaurant, it has distinctive pillars on its Warwick Road frontage. Sir Walter Scott stayed

Mordechai Ben-Porat

Mordechai Ben-Porat is a former Israeli politician who served as Minister without Portfolio from July 1982 until January 1984. During his four terms in the Knesset, he represented five different parties. Born Murad Murad in Baghdad in Iraq, Ben-Porat was the oldest of 11 children of Regina and Nessim Yehezkel Murad. Ben-Porat made aliyah to Mandatory Palestine in 1945, he fought in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. He helped organise the mass immigration of Iraqi Jews between 1949 and 1951, during which he was arrested four times by the Iraqi authorities, he studied political science at the Tel Aviv adjunct of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, administration at Tel Aviv University. A member of Mapai, in 1955 he became head of Or Yehuda's local council, a post he held until 1969; when David Ben-Gurion left Mapai to found Rafi, Porat followed him. In 1965 he was elected to the Knesset on Rafi's list. During the Knesset term the party merged into the Labor Party, which became part of the Alignment, he was re-elected on the Alignment list in 1969. and between 1970 and 1972 served as the Labor Party's deputy secretary.

He was re-elected again in 1973, but on 15 March 1977 left the party to sit as an independent MK. He subsequently lost his seat in the May 1977 elections. In 1979 he was involved with the Jewish Agency's efforts to help Jews leave Iran. In 1981 he joined the new Telem party, was elected to the Knesset on its list in the elections that year. In July 1982 he was appointed Minister without Portfolio. On 6 June 1983 Telem split and Ben-Porat established the Movement for the Renewal of Social Zionism, he remained in the cabinet until 31 January 1984, lost his seat in the elections that year. In 1988 he joined Likud. In 2001 he was awarded the Israel Prize for his lifetime achievements and special contribution to society and the State of Israel, in particular for his role in rescuing the Jews of Iraq. List of Israel Prize recipients Mordechai Ben-Porat on the Knesset website

Hayao Kawai

Hayao Kawai was a Japanese Jungian psychologist, described as "the founder of Japanese Analytical and Clinical Psychology". He introduced the sandplay therapy concept to Japanese psychology, he participated in Eranos from 1982. Kawai was the director of the International Research Center for Japanese Studies from 1995 to 2001; as chief of the Agency for Cultural Affairs from 2002 to 2007, he oversaw the popular Nihon no Uta Hyakusen song selection, as well as the "Kokoro no Note" ethics textbook now used in all Japanese primary schools. He died in Tenri Hospital following a stroke; the Japanese psyche: major motifs in the fairy tales of Japan translated by Sachiko Reece, ISBN 0-88214-368-9 The Buddhist Priest Myōe: A Life of Dreams translated by Mark Unno, ISBN 0-932499-62-7 Dreams and Fairy Tales In Japan translated by James G. Donat, ISBN 3-85630-544-0 Buddhism and the art of psychotherapy, ISBN 1-60344-053-4 Haruki Murakami Goes to Meet Hayao Kawai, ISBN 978-3-85630-764-6 1982 Kawai received the Osaragi Jiro Prize for his work Japanese Psyche: Major Motifs in the Fairy Tales of Japan.

1988 He received the Shincho Gakugei Prize in Learning and the Arts for The Buddhist Priest Myōe: A Life of Dreams. 1997 He received the Asahi Prize for groundbreaking research in and clinical practice of psychology

Piedmont Hills High School

Piedmont Hills High School is a comprehensive public four-year high school located in the Berryessa neighborhood of San Jose, California, USA. It is part of the East Side Union High School District and is the second highest performing school in the district, based on California's Academic Performance Index, it is a California Distinguished School and has received various awards in several aspects of its curriculum. Together with Independence High School and Yerba Buena High School, Piedmont Hills is one of a few schools in the district to have retained its own music program; the school began operation under founding principal Gerald R. Bocciardi. In 2008, lockers were removed due to vandalism and safety issues. In 2010, the Pirates won the 2010 CCS Division I Championship for football, the first in the school's history. In 2011, the school's cheerleaders were required to wear sweatpants under their cheerleader skirts while attending classes. In 2012, the school's concert choir received a Unanimous Superior at the CMEA Festival, the first in the school's history.

In 2012, the school's vocal jazz group, the "Treblemakers", competed in and won the vocal jazz portion of Northern California Jazz Festival for a second consecutive time. In 2012, the girls' track & field team was the #1 CCS champion. Became state champions and earned the second fastest time in the country In 2013, the Piedmont Hills Drama Department production of "Hairspray" won Best Ensemble at the Stage's Top Honor Awards. In 2014, the Treblemakers competed in the Santa Cruz Jazz Festival and won a Commanding Performance rating. In 2014, concert choir received a Unanimous Superior from CMEA, held at Silver Creek High School. On March 20, 2015, a dead man in his twenties was found at the bottom of the diving pool. In 2015, Piedmont Hills celebrated its 50th Anniversary with an all-alumni production of A Chorus Line, as well as a Homecoming Reunion. In 2015, the school's baseball team won the 2015 CCS Division Championship for baseball, the first in the school's history. In 2018, the school repaired its swimming pool.

In 2019, the school finished its modern science building. Rex Walters, Professional Basketball Player and Coach Ato Boldon, Olympic Track Medalist & World Champion Melissa Dyrdahl, co-founder and CEO of Bring Light, former Senior VP of Adobe Systems Incorporated Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo! Steve Papin, American football player Stephen Anderson, American football player for the Houston Texans Tommi Virtanen, the low-seed from SWC2019 Americas Group D Santa Clara County high schools Official website East Side Union High School District

John Hunt (Western Australian politician)

John Leslie Hunt was an Australian politician who served as a Labor Party member of the Legislative Council of Western Australia from 1971 to 1974, representing North Province. Hunt was born in Kalgoorlie to Edwin Charles Hunt, he attended Eastern Goldfields High School and farmed in Moorine Rock for several years. He worked as a miner in Kalgoorlie and Marvel Loch. Hunt enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in 1942, during the war serving in New Guinea and Borneo with the 2/6th Commando Squadron, he was discharged in 1946, in 1953 moved to the Pilbara working at Wittenoom for ABA. He was employed by the Mines Department, as a workmen's inspector based out of Port Hedland. From 1964 to 1971, Hunt served on the Port Hedland Shire Council, including as shire president for several years, he was elected to parliament at a February 1971 by-election, caused by the resignation of Harry Strickland. At the 1974 state election, Hunt was narrowly defeated by John Tozer of the Liberal Party, he retired to Perth, dying in Shenton Park in July 1988, aged 75.

Hunt had married Dorothy Ellen Barger in 1933, with whom he had two children

Na Duang District

Na Duang is a district in the eastern part of Loei Province, northeastern Thailand. The area of the district was Ban Na Duang of Udon Thani Province, a village named after the hunter Duang, he led people to establish a new village in 1881. The village was assigned to be part of tambon Thung Pho, Mueang Loei District in 1945 and tambon Na Din Dam in 1967. In 1976 it was upgraded to a tambon. Together with three more tambons it formed a minor district on 17 January 1977, it was upgraded to a full district on 19 July 1991. Neighboring districts are: Mueang Loei, Pak Chom of Loei Province; the district is divided into four sub-districts. Na Duang is a township. There are a further four tambon administrative organizations. Amphoe.com