Kent was a Swedish rock band, formed in Eskilstuna in 1990. With members Joakim Berg, Martin Sköld, Sami Sirviö and Markus Mustonen, the band has had numerous radio hits throughout Sweden and Scandinavia and consecutive number-one studio albums on the Sweden top list beginning with the release of Verkligen and led by the single "Kräm". With origins rooted in distorted rock, they found mainstream success through their alternative rock albums of the mid-1990s, 2000s and 2010s, the latter decades during which they adopted elements of synthpop. With eleven number-one albums, five number-one singles, 23 Swedish Grammy Awards, over 3 million record sales, Kent is considered the most popular rock/pop group within Sweden and throughout Scandinavia. Vapen & ammunition topped the Swedish charts for 95 weeks. Kent is compared to bands like U2, Coldplay and Depeche Mode; because Kent's songs are performed in Swedish, they are unfamiliar to most English-speaking audiences. Kent attempted an international career with English versions of the albums Isola and Hagnesta Hill and an accompanying American tour for the former, but stopped after finding less success than they had in Scandinavia.
Joakim Berg, the lead singer and lyricist, says "there are two kinds of lyrics. One kind is based in places and the other is based in feelings. You move between those two whether you want to or not.""VinterNoll2" is an unlockable track in Career Mode on Guitar Hero World Tour. They have their own SingStar called SingStar Kent released on PlayStation 2 and 3; the band announced on March 16, 2016 that they would release their final album, titled Då som nu för alltid, after 26 years of performing. The album was released on May 20, 2016; the band's announcement noted that the dissolution of the band is voluntary and is despite their continued success. Kent's final concert was held at Tele2 Arena in Stockholm on 17 December 2016, ending a months-long farewell tour that covered Sweden, Norway and Denmark; the band Jones & Giftet was formed with members Joakim "Jocke" Berg, Martin Sköld, Markus Mustonen, Sami Sirviö and Thomas Bergqvist. It all started with Berg buying two guitars, one for Sirviö and one for himself.
Sirviö and Berg had a band. Inspired by My Bloody Valentine, Sköld and Berg decided; this happened at the school S:t Eskils cafeteria Grönan. Berg and Sköld met up with a drunk Mustonen outside of the Restaurant Vildsvinet in Eskilstuna. Whilst drunk, he promised to play the drums. Thomas Bergqvist, a friend of Martin Sköld, was invited to play the synth; the first gig was played in Lindesberg in Västmanland, the second at Knegoffs in Eskilstuna. In 1991, Jones & Giftet won the contest Cult 91 at the Skylight in Eskilstuna. Magnus Nygren from EMI was taken by Jones & Giftet's demo got them a gig at Stockholm venues Daily News and Universitet. Today Kent is pleased that Nygren chose to pass on the band. 1992 is the year that Martin Roos plays with Jones & Giftet for the first time at Cult 92. Soon thereafter Thomas Bergqvist was replaced by Martin Roos. On September the 30th, 1991—Jones & Giftet changed their name to Havsänglar. Gigs at the "Spaghetti Companiet", Hannas Krog and the Pet Sounds Bar followed.
In 1993 Martin Roos moved up to Stockholm, soon the rest followed. Jocke Berg's brother Adam, came up with the new name Kent. Kent played at Hyndans Hörna and Uppsala venue Kalmar Nation. In March 1994 Kent recorded a 10-track demo under simple conditions in an 8-track studio at Nytorpsskolan near Blåsut in Stockholm; the demo was given to Peter Ejheden at pet Sounds who back was working as a booker for a club. In the same chain of events where he got the tape, Ejheden quit Pet Sounds and started working at BMG. In April Per Lindholm, A&R at RCA/BMG heard Kent for the first time and was interested. On the 26th of June, Kent's first contract was signed. Kent went up to Silence Studios in Värmland, to record the debut-album. In 1995 Kent released their eponymous debut Kent, it was distorted and not much reminiscent of what Kent would release in years. It got no commercial reputation at all. Four singles were released, with "Frank" closest to being a hit. Just one year in 1996, Kent released Verkligen.
Guitarist Martin Roos had left the band for his career at Kent's record company BMG, but has since become the band's manager. The pre-release single "Kräm" became a radio hit and gained Kent some serious fame for the first time. Two more singles were issued, "Gravitation" and "Halka". Musically, the album was slower with more emotion. A Japanese release of "Verkligen" featured the group's first English-language song, an altered version of "Kräm" entitled "What It Feels Like". In 1997 Kent released Isola. Guitarist Harri Mänty had joined the group since Verkligen. Verkligen had been toured, gaining some reputation for Kent; the pre-release single, "Om du var här", became a hit as would the second single, "Saker man ser". Musically the album changed a lot from Verkligen, going a lot in the direction of slower, more thoughtful songs with more emotion; the last song on the album, the 7 minute, 47 second-long "747", with a characteristic keyboard riff and a long instrumental outro, became the band's closer for every show for the next 8 years, won numerous best-song polls on Kent's website.
It was released as a single, cut down to four minut
Old Kent Road
Old Kent Road is a major thoroughfare in South East London, passing through the London Borough of Southwark. It was part of an ancient trackway, paved by the Romans and used by the Anglo-Saxons who named it Wæcelinga Stræt, it is now part of a major road from London to Dover. The road was important in Roman times linking London to the coast at Richborough and Dover via Canterbury, it was a route for pilgrims in the Middle Ages as portrayed in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, when Old Kent Road was known as Kent Street. The route was used by soldiers returning from the Battle of Agincourt. In the 16th century, St Thomas-a-Watering on Old Kent Road was a place where religious dissenters and those found guilty of treason were publicly hanged; the road was rural in nature and several coaching inns were built alongside it. In the 19th century it acquired the name Old Kent Road and several industrial premises were set up to close to the Surrey Canal and a major business, the Metropolitan Gas Works was developed.
In the 20th century, older property was demolished for redevelopment and Burgess Park was created. The Old Kent Road Baths opened around 1905 had Russian bath facilities. In the 21st century, several retail parks and premises typical of out-of-town development have been built beside it while public houses have been redeveloped for other purposes; the road is celebrated in the music hall song "Knocked'em in the Old Kent Road", describing working-class London life. It is the first property, one of the two cheapest, on the London Monopoly board and the only one in South London; the road begins at the Bricklayers Arms roundabout, where it meets the New Kent Road, Tower Bridge Road, Great Dover Street. It runs southeast past Burgess Park, Christ Church and the railway line from Peckham Rye to South Bermondsey. Just east of the railway bridge, the road crosses the boundary between the London boroughs of Southwark and Lewisham, where the road ahead becomes New Cross Road; the road appears on a map to form a boundary between Walworth, Peckham to the south and Bermondsey to the north although the Bermondsey boundary runs along Rolls Road.
Old Kent Road, one of the oldest roads in England, was part of a Celtic ancient trackway, paved by the Romans and recorded as Inter III on the Antonine Itinerary. The Anglo-Saxons named it "Wæcelinga Stræt", it joined Stane Street another ancient and Roman road at Southwark before crossing the Thames at London Bridge. The Inter III was one of the most important Roman roads in Britain, linking London with Canterbury and the Channel ports at Richborough. Pilgrims, as documented in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, travelled along the road from London and Southwark on their way to Canterbury. In 1415, the road was a scene of celebrations for soldiers returning from the Battle of Agincourt heading towards London; the Kentish Drovers public house opened in 1840 and was so named because the road was a thoroughfare for market traffic. The road was rural in nature, surrounded by fields and windmills and the occasional tavern until the 19th century. John Rocque's Map of London, published in 1746, shows hedgerows along its course.
The name Old Kent Road came into use at this time. The bridge at St Thomas-a-Watering over the River Neckinger was at the junction with what is now Old Kent Road and Shorncliffe Road, marked the boundary of the Archbishop of Canterbury's authority over the manors of Southwark and Walworth, it was the limit of the City of London's authority in 1550, having been ratified in several charters and marked by a boundary stone set into the wall of the old fire station that marked the first resting place for pilgrims while travelling to Canterbury. The nearby public house, the Thomas a Becket, at the corner of Albany Road is named after this. Henry V met soldiers returning from Agincourt at this location in 1415. Charles II's journey along the road on his way to reclaim the throne in May 1660 was described by contemporary writer and diarist John Evelyn as "a triumph of about 20,000 horse and foote, brandishing their swords and shouting with inexpressible joy". St Thomas-a-Watering became a place of execution for criminals whose bodies were left hanging from the gibbets on the principal route from the southeast to London.
On 8 July 1539, Griffith Clerke, Vicar of Wandsworth was hanged and quartered here along with his chaplain and two others, for not acknowledging the royal supremacy of Henry VIII. The Welsh Protestant martyr John Penry was executed here on 6 April 1593; the Catholic martyrs John Jones and John Rigby were executed in 1600 respectively. In the early-18th century, the Rolls family of The Grange in nearby Bermondsey acquired a significant amount of land around Old Kent Road, it included residential development, now Surrey Square and the Paragon, which were designed by Michael Searles in 1788. The main road route gave rise to ribbon development because of the increasing urbanisation of the expanding metropolitan area. In the early-20th century, social housing was built on land held by the family who gave away their interests for public benefit including the library at Wells Way in Burgess Park, the girls grammar school at Bricklayers Arms and the Peabody Estate; the last significant remnant of their involvement is the detached White House between the Peabody Estate buildings, built by Searles in the 1790s.
The original railings and ironwork survive in the
Kent State University
Kent State University is a public research university in Kent, Ohio. The university includes seven regional campuses in Northeast Ohio and additional facilities in the region and internationally. Regional campuses are located in Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Jackson Township, New Philadelphia and Warren, with additional facilities in Cleveland and Twinsburg, New York City, Florence, Italy; the university was established in 1910 as a teacher-training school. The first classes were held in 1912 at various locations and in temporary buildings in Kent and the first buildings of the original campus opened the following year. Since the university has grown to include many additional baccalaureate and graduate programs of study in the arts and sciences, research opportunities, as well as over 1,000 acres and 119 buildings on the Kent campus. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, the university was known internationally for its student activism in opposition to U. S. involvement in the Vietnam War, due to the Kent State shootings in 1970.
As of September 2017, Kent State is one of the largest universities in Ohio with an enrollment of 39,367 students in the eight-campus system and 28,972 students at the main campus in Kent. In 2010, Kent State was ranked as one of the top 200 universities in the world by Times Higher Education. U. S. News & World Report's 2017 rankings put Kent State as tied for #188 for National Universities and tied for #101 in Top Public Schools. Kent State offers over 300 degree programs, among them 250 baccalaureate, 40 associate, 50 master's, 23 doctoral programs of study, which include such notable programs as nursing, history, library science, journalism, fashion design and the Liquid Crystal Institute. Kent State University was established in 1910 as an institution for training public school teachers, it was part of the Lowry Bill, which created a sister school in Bowling Green, Ohio – now known as Bowling Green State University. It was known under the working name of the Ohio State Normal College At Kent, but was named Kent State Normal School in 1911 in honor of William S. Kent, who donated the 53 acres used for the original campus.
As such, it is the only public university in Ohio named for an individual. The first president was John Edward McGilvrey, who served from 1912 to 1926. McGilvrey had an ambitious vision for the school as a large university, instructing architect George F. Hammond, who designed the original campus buildings, to produce a master plan. Classes began in 1912; these classes were held at extension centers in 25 cities around the region. By May 1913, classes were being held on the campus in Kent with the opening of Merrill Hall; the school graduated 34 students in its first commencement on July 29, 1914. In 1915, the school was renamed Kent State Normal College due to the addition of four-year degrees. By additional buildings had been added or were under construction. Kent State's enrollment growth was notable during its summer terms. In 1924, the school's registration for summer classes was the largest of any teacher-training school in the United States. In 1929, the state of Ohio changed the name to Kent State College as it allowed the school to establish a college of arts and sciences.
McGilvrey's vision for Kent was not shared by many others outside the school at the state level and at other state schools. His efforts to have the state funding formula changed created opposition from Ohio State University and its president William Oxley Thompson; this resulted in a 1923 "credit war" where Ohio State refused Kent transfer credits and spread to several other schools taking similar action. It was this development – along with several other factors – which led to the firing of McGilvrey in January 1926. McGilvrey was succeeded first by David Allen Anderson and James Ozro Engleman from 1928 to 1938, though he continued to be involved with the school for several years as president emeritus and as head of alumni relations from 1934 to 1945, he was present in Columbus on May 17, 1935, when Kent native Governor Martin L. Davey signed a bill that allowed Kent State and Bowling Green to add schools of business administration and graduate programs, giving them each university status.
From 1944 to 1963, the University was led by President George Bowman. During his tenure, the student senate, faculty senate and graduate council were organized. Although it had served Stark County from the 1920s, in 1946, the University's first regional campus, the Stark Campus, was established in Canton, Ohio. In the fall of 1947, Bowman appointed Oscar W. Ritchie as a full-time faculty member. Ritchie's appointment to the faculty made him the first African American to serve on the faculty at Kent State and made him the first African American professor to serve on the faculty of any state university in Ohio. In 1977, the former Student Union, built in 1949, was rededicated as Oscar Ritchie Hall in his honor. Renovated, Oscar Ritchie Hall houses the department of Pan-African Studies the Center of Pan-African Culture, the Henry Dumas Library, the Institute for African American Affairs, the Garrett Morgan Computer Lab and the African Community Theatre; the 1950s and 1960s saw continued growth in the physical size of the campus.
Several new dorms and academic buildings were built during this time, including the establishment of additional regional campuses in Warren, New Philadelphia, Salem and East Liverpool, Ohio. In 1961, grounds superintendent Larry Wooddell and Biff Stap
New Kent Road
New Kent Road is a 1 kilometre road in the London Borough of Southwark. The road was created in 1751; this was done as part of the general road improvements associated with the creation of Westminster Bridge. The route runs eastward for a few hundred yards to the junction of Great Dover Street and Tower Bridge Road, known as Bricklayers Arms, where it joins the original route to the south-east Old Kent Road; the road forms part of the London Inner Ring Road and as such forms part of the boundary of the London congestion charge zone. New Kent Road is designated the A201 which, to the north-west past the Elephant and Castle, becomes London Road. In 1878, historian Edward Walford noted that the New Kent Road was named Greenwich Road, explained that " is a broad and open roadway. Just a few older houses still remain on the south side; the southern side of New Kent Road starts at the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, built in the 1960s and cited as London's ugliest building. Stalls of the Elephant Market and Black Cowboy Coffee and Waffles are grouped around the ground floor entrance.
The 1955 Survey of London reports that 16–18 New Kent Road, part of the current site of the Shopping Centre, was "the auction yard for horses and vehicles known as the London Repository."At 26 New Kent Road, the pub attached to the Shopping Centre is named after a famous local ex-resident Charlie Chaplin. It is said; the Coronet at 28 New Kent Road is live music venue. The site was first occupied by the Theatre Royal, built in 1872 and destroyed by fire only six years later. Rebuilt as the Elephant and Castle Theatre in 1879, Charlie Chaplin performed there, it was converted to an ABC cinema in 1928. After several more name changes, it became the Coronet Cinema in 1981; the Coronet Cinema closed down in 1999, leaving the Elephant and Castle area with no cinemas, but the adjoining Oakmayne Plaze development will include a 5-screen cinema. Elephant Road is a short road; the railway arches on the west side house businesses including a bike shop, Corsica Studios art space and several businesses selling Latin American goods.
At the Walworth Road end is The Artworks, which houses restaurants, retail units and offices in converted shipping containers. It includes the temporary site of the Newington Library. East of the railway bridge is the site of a future complex of businesses and residential units at the corner of New Kent Road and Elephant Road, it is being developed by Oakmayne Properties who built the nearby South Central East residential building on Walworth Road. The site of Oakmayne Plaza was occupied by UK's largest used Volvo showroom and the Elephant Road Industrial Estate. In the summer of 2008, a 35 feet high sculpture of a stag by Ben Long was erected on the Oakmayne Plaza site, it was constructed from scaffolding materials, after a few months was dismantled and reformed into a new structure on a new site. From Elephant Road to Rodney Place, this side of the New Kent Road is dominated by the site of the demolished Heygate Estate, being replaced by new housing developments. Multi-coloured spherical lights in the trees were installed in 2005 by the Elephant Impacts project.
The project has repainted and added feature lighting to a number of bridges and buildings in the area, including the adjoining railway bridges on Walworth Road and Newington Causeway, to London College of Communication and the Metropolitan Tabernacle. Proposed feature lighting at Metro Central Heights was abandoned when residents feared it would cause light pollution; the Grow Elephant project has a temporary site at 100 New Kent Road. Crossway United Reformed Church was last part of the Heygate Estate that remained standing, until it closed in 2017; the Two Caryatids sculpture by Henry Poole created in 1897 for the old Rotherhithe Public Library, stood in a locked garden behind the church for many years, but was removed in 2009 At 128 New Kent Road, Watling House is a new development of flats managed by the Landmark Housing Association. The distinctive Baroque style building at 172-180 is Driscoll House, it was built as a women's hostel in 1913 and became a hostel aimed at international students, until it closed in 2007.
It reopened as Restup London in 2012, extensively reburbished but with some of the distinctive tiled interiors of Driscoll House still intact. There is a small green space next to Driscoll House, beyond Searles Road there is a larger one called Paragon Gardens, named after the building erected on the site in 1787, designed by Michael Searles the Surveyor of the Rolls Estate, it was demolished in the 1890s when the road was widened and replaced with more modest housing — on Searles Road — and the Paragon School for Girls and Boys under the ILEA Parago
Kent station (Ottawa)
Kent is a pair of stops on Ottawa, Canada's transitway served by OC Transpo buses. It is located in the central transitway section, appearing on both Albert Slater Street. Main office buildings around the station includes Constitution Square, Place de Ville, Minto Place and the Jean Edmonds complex; the Crown Plaza and the Ottawa Marriott hotels are located one block north of the station and the Minto suite hotel is located at the corner of Slater Street and Lyon Street just west of the station. The following routes service Kent Station:Rapid Routes: 61 62 63 87 91 94 95 97 98 99Frequent Routes: 4 16 44 80 85Overnight Routes: 106Local Routes: 22 30 33 34 38 64 86Connexion Routes: 221 222 224 228 231 232 233 234 235 237 252 256 261 262 263 264 265 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 275 277 278 282 283 293 299Event Routes: 403 Media related to Kent Station at Wikimedia Commons
University of Kent
The University of Kent is a semi-collegiate public research university based in Kent, United Kingdom. It is recognised as a Beloff's plate glass university; the University was granted its Royal Charter on 4 January 1965 and the following year Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent was formally installed as the first Chancellor. The university has a rural campus north of Canterbury situated within 300 acres of park land, housing over 6,000 students, as well as campuses in Medway and Tonbridge in Kent and European postgraduate centres in Brussels, Athens and Paris; the University is international, with students from 158 different nationalities and 41% of its academic and research staff being from outside the United Kingdom. As of 2019, the University of Kent is ranked within the top 55 universities in the UK by the Guardian, the Times and the Complete University Guide, has scored 90% or higher for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey. In 2016, over 28,000 students applied to the University through UCAS and 4000 accepted an offer.
Indeed three-quarters of the work submitted for the 2014 research assessments by the University was judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent. It is a member of the Santander Network of European universities encouraging social and economic development. A university in the city of Canterbury was first considered in 1947, when an anticipated growth in student numbers led several residents to seek the creation of a new university, including Kent. However, the plans never came to fruition. A decade both population growth and greater demand for university places led to a re-consideration. In 1959 the Education Committee of Kent County Council explored the creation of a new university, formally accepting the proposal unanimously on 24 February 1960. Two months the Education Committee agreed to seek a site at or near Canterbury, given the historical associations of the city, subject to the support of Canterbury City Council. By 1962 a site was found at Beverley Farm, straddling the boundary between the City of Canterbury and the administrative county of Kent.
The university's original name, chosen in 1962, was the University of Kent at Canterbury, reflecting the fact that the campus straddled the boundary between the county borough of Canterbury and Kent County Council. At the time it was the normal practice for universities to be named after the town or city whose boundaries they were in, with both "University of Kent" and "University of Canterbury" proposed; the name adopted reflected the support of county authorities. The abbreviation "UKC" became a popular abbreviation for the university; the University of Kent at Canterbury was granted its Royal Charter on 4 January 1965 and the first batch of 500 students arrived in the October of that year. On 30 March 1966 Duchess of Kent was formally installed as the first Chancellor; the University was envisaged as being a collegiate establishment, with most students living in one of the colleges on campus, as specialising in inter-disciplinary studies in all fields. Over the years, changes in government policy and other changing demands have destroyed this original concept, leading to the present state, nearer the norm for a British University.
However, the four original colleges – Darwin, Eliot and Rutherford – remain, together with the newer Woolf and Turing colleges, each with their own masters. The university grew at a rapid rate throughout the 1960s, with three colleges and many other buildings on campus being completed by the end of the decade; the 1970s saw further construction, but the university encountered the biggest physical problem in its history. The university had been built above a tunnel on Whitstable Railway. In July 1974 the tunnel collapsed, damaging part of the Cornwallis Building, which sank nearly a metre within about an hour on the evening of 11 July; the university had insurance against subsidence, so it was able to pay for the south-west corner of the building to be demolished and replaced by a new wing at the other end of the building. Building elsewhere included the Park Wood accommodation village and the Darwin houses in 1989. In 1982 the university opened the University Centre at Tonbridge for its School of Continuing education, helping to enhance the availability of teaching across the county.
During the 1990s and 2000s the University expanded beyond its original campus, establishing campuses in Medway and Brussels, partnerships with Canterbury College, West Kent College, South Kent College and MidKent College. In the 2000s the university entered a collaboration named Universities at Medway with the University of Greenwich, MidKent College and Canterbury Christ Church University to deliver university provision in the Medway area; this led to the development of the University of Kent at Medway, opened from 2001. Based at Mid-Kent College, a new joint campus opened in 2004. Small postgraduate centres opened in Paris in 2009, in Rome and Athens; as a consequence of the expansion outside Canterbury the university's name was formally changed to the University of Kent on 1 April 2003. Part of the original reasoning for the name disappeared when local government reforms in the 1970s resulted in the Canterbury campus falling within the City of Canterbury, which no longer has county borough status, Kent County Council.
In 2007 the university was rebranded with website. The logo was c
Kent RO Systems
Kent RO Systems is an Indian healthcare products company headquartered in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. It makes water purifiers based on the process of reverse osmosis purification. Over the years the company has diversified into other products such as air purifiers, vacuum cleaners and fruit purifiers and water softeners; the company exports to SAARC countries, Middle East, Kenya. It expects a contribution of 15% of total turnover to come from exports in the near future; the company won the Golden Peacock Eco Innovation Award for its contribution in developing innovative water purifying technology and preventing environment degradation in 2007. Kent has its manufacturing base in Roorkee, spread across 400,000 sq. ft and has an annual capacity of 1 million units. Its technology is validated by UNESCO and certified by other organizations such as NSF, WQA, TUV and ISO. Kent sells more than 225,000 reverse osmosis purifiers every year and holds around 40% market share in India, its annual turnover in 2010 was Rs. 250 crore.
Kent sold about 4,500,000. About 80% of its revenues are from its reverse osmosis purifiers; the company has sold over a million units to date