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Arthur Colefax

Sir Henry Arthur Colefax, KC was a British patent lawyer and Conservative Party politician. Colefax was born in Bradford and was the son of J S Colefax, a woollen merchant, he was educated at Bradford Grammar School before studying natural science and chemistry at the University of Strasbourg, at Merton and Christ Church Colleges at the University of Oxford. In 1894 he was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn, became an acknowledged expert on patent law, he was made a King's Counsel in 1912. At the January 1910 general election he was elected as Conservative Member of Parliament for Manchester South West, benefiting from a split in anti-Conservative vote between the Social Democratic Federation and Liberal candidates, he held the seat for less than a year, was defeated at ensuing election in December. Much of his work was involved in Anglo-German patents, but this was ended by outbreak of the First World War, he became head of the scientific department of the Ministry of Munitions for the duration of the war.

He was knighted for his wartime services in 1920. In 1918 he was appointed as solicitor-general of the County Palatine of Durham, becoming Chancellor of the Chancery Court of the Palatine in 1930; these offices had been entirely ceremonial since 1837. In 1901 he married Sibyl Halsey, they had two sons. Sibyl Colefax was to become a renowned interior designer. Colefax died from pneumonia at his Chelsea home in 1936, aged 69. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Arthur Colefax

Skagerak Arena

The Skagerak Arena is a football stadium located in Skien, Norway. It was called Odd Stadion, was built in 1923 as the home ground of Eliteserien club Odd; the stadium is referred to as Falkum, being situated in that area of Skien. The stadium has been undergoing an extensive redevelopment process, begun in November 2006, which produced a modern all-seater venue by April 2008. Part of the finance Odd needed for the project was obtained through the lease of the stadium's naming rights to the club's main sponsor since 1995, the Norwegian power company Skagerak Energi; the stadium will therefore be known as Skagerak Arena until at least 2017. The pitch has been rotated 90 degrees; as is common in Norway, the new surface is artificial. The old main stand is now an end stand, incorporated into the new structure as the only surviving feature of the old stadium. Three new two-tiered stands was completed between 2007 and 2008; the east and west stands has a capacity of 4,300 while the south end seats around 3,000.

Construction of the west stand had progressed far enough by April 2007 to allow spectators on the lower tier for the first home match of the season, on 15 April. Total capacity was at first 6,000 And increased throughout 2007; the old stadium had a capacity of about 8,600. The venue has hosted Norway national under-21 football team matches three times, playing 0–0 against Portugal on 9 May 1979, 2–1 against Romania on 18 August 1998 and 3–1 against Scotland on 19 August 2003. In a 2012 survey carried out by the Norwegian Players' Association among away-team captains, Skagerak Arena was ranked tenth amongst league stadiums, with a score of 3.07 on a scale from one to five. Skagerak Arena video and photos - Nordic Stadiums