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Wijchmaal

Wijchmaal is a village in the province of Limburg, which since 1977 has been a subdivision of the municipality of Peer. It has predominantly sandy soil; the village has medieval fishponds that once belonged to the Agnetendal convent in Peer, an arboretum that originated in 1907 as an experimental plantation to grow wood that would make good pit props. A poor and sparsely populated agricultural settlement, in the 20th century it became a commuter village for people employed in Eindhoven and Genk. Wijchmaal lies about 10 kilometres north-east of the junction of the national roads N73 and N74, is served by the bus route between Hamont-Achel and Hasselt operated by De Lijn. Between 1890 and 1948 there was an important interchange on the rural tram system. Trains on the line between Hasselt and Eindhoven that opened in 1866 stopped in the village, but passenger trains stopped running to Wijchmaal in 1958, goods trains in 1980. Bronze Age and Iron Age burial mounds and Roman inhumations were excavated in the village in the years around 1900.

The name Wijchmaal is first attested under the form Vuicmale. Other medieval spellings include Wimale and Wyghmale. In the 11th century the settlement's overlord was Sint-Truiden Abbey, the village church, dedicated to St Trudo, was built or renovated by Abbot Adelard II of Sint-Truiden as a chapel of ease. Rights of presentment and tithes continued to belong to the abbey until the end of the 18th century, but during the Middle Ages the lordship passed to the control of the counts of Loon and the prince-bishopric of Liège; the village had its own bench of aldermen until the French Revolution. The church became a parish church in 1608, the first parish priest was appointed in 1611; the parish of Wijchmaal once included a number of hamlets that are no longer distinct from the village itself. After the Concordat of 1801 the church, closed during the years of the revolution, again became a chapel of ease, it was demolished and rebuilt in 1878, extended in 1939. A school is attested as early as 1616, but lessons took place in a room that the village rented from a tavern.

A dedicated classroom was built in 1772. A village school for boys and girls was built in 1861 and demolished in 1976. A separate girls' school opened in 1913, run by Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul, who after the interruption of the First World War began work on a convent in 1922. In 1926 they opened a school for neglected and retarded children that would become the special needs school Medisch Pedagogisch Instituut Sint-Elisabeth. An new village school was built in 1983-84. Lucien Ceyssens

Hinton House, Hinton Charterhouse

Hinton House in Hinton Charterhouse, England was built around 1700. It is a Grade II* listed building; the house was built around 1700 on the site of barn. Various renovations and expansions of the house took place in the first half of the 19th century. In the 1940s and 1950s the house was enlarged by George Phillips Manners and John Elkington Gill, the house was converted into three flats. In 2017 an application was made to alter the access roads to the house; the three-bay stone building has a slate roof with a balustraded parapet. The attached conservatory has an arcade of six Tuscan columns; the grounds feature specimen trees and a walled kitchen garden

Samuel John Stump

Samuel John Stump was an English painter, born at Corsham and baptised there on 2 September 1779, the youngest son of John and Betty Stump of Corsham, Wiltshire. He studied in the schools of the Royal Academy, for many years was a prominent miniature-painter, he had an extensive theatrical clientele. Stump's portraits of stage celebrities, some of them in character, were numerous, he was an annual exhibitor at the Royal Academy from 1802 to 1845, sending miniatures, with a few oil portraits and views. He exhibited miniatures with the Oil and Watercolour Society during its existence from 1813 to 1820. Stump practised landscape-painting and sent views of English and Swiss scenery to the British Institution up to 1849, he was a member of the Sketching Society, his Enchanted Isle was lithographed for the set of Evening Sketches issued by it. His portraits of Lady Audley, Anna Maria Gulston née Knowles, Richard Miles the collector, George Frederick Cooke, Harriot Mellon, Louisa Brunton, others were engraved, some of them by himself in stipple.

His miniature self-portrait belonged to the Corporation of London. 4 paintings by or after Samuel John Stump at the Art UK siteAttribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Lee, Sidney, ed.. "Stump, Samuel John". Dictionary of National Biography. 55. London: Smith, Elder & Co

Marienwerder (region)

The Marienwerder Region was a government region, of Prussia from 1815 until 1945. The regional capital was Marienwerder in West Prussia; the Marienwerder Region was part of the Province of West Prussia from 1815–1829, again 1878–1920, belonging to the Province of Prussia in the intervening years. The Marienwerder Region was placed under an inter-Allied commission from 1920–1922 and was divided, with the western districts included within the newly established Polish Republic as part of the so-called Polish Corridor; the eastern part of Marienwerder that voted to be incorporated within the Weimar Republic was named the Region of West Prussia while it was joined to the Province of East Prussia from 1922 to 1939, after which its original name was restored until its dissolution in 1945. Most of Polish Royal Prussia was annexed by King Frederick the Great of Prussia in the 1772 First Partition of Poland; the town of Marienwerder in Ducal Prussia, became an administrative capital of the newly acquired territory, which became the Province of West Prussia on 31 January 1773.

West Prussia was divided into the regions of Danzig and Marienwerder in 1815, following the Napoleonic Wars. While the governor and provincial authorities were based in Danzig, the provincial supreme court of Marienwerder was in the homonymous town. From 1815-18, West Prussia was reorganised within each government region; the Marienwerder Region included the rural districts of Culm, Deutsch-Krone, Graudenz-Land, Konitz, Löbau in West Prussia, Rosenberg in West Prussia, Schwetz, Strasburg in West Prussia, Thorn-Land, Tuchel. Up until 1920, the Marienwerder Region comprised the urban districts of Graudenz and Thorn, both established on 1 January 1900; as a result of the Treaty of Versailles following World War I, most of West Prussia, including much of the Marienwerder Region, was allocated to the Second Polish Republic. Parts of the territory east of the river Vistula took part in the East Prussian plebiscite and remained in the Free State of Prussia within Weimar Germany; these parts of the Marienwerder Region were incorporated into the Province of East Prussia in 1922, renamed from Marienwerder Region to Region of West Prussia.

This smaller region consisted of the rural districts of Elbing-Land, Marienburg in West Prussia, Rosenberg in West Prussia and the city of Elbing. The districts of Deutsch-Krone and Schlochau became part of the new Prussian Frontier March of Posen-West Prussia; the districts of Graudenz, Culm, Löbau, Strasburg in West Prussia, Thorn became part of the Pomeranian Voivodeship of Poland. On 26 October 1939, following the Wehrmacht's conquest of the Polish Corridor at the beginning of World War II, the Region of West Prussia was transferred from East Prussia to the newly created Reichsgau Danzig-West Prussia, it was given back its original name of Marienwerder Region and included besides of German districts occupational district authorities on Polish territory. The Marienwerder Region was dissolved in 1945 following Nazi Germany's defeat in the war; the Soviet conquerors handed the region's territory to Poland in March 1945. Since that time it has been part of Poland. At the Potsdam Conference, the three Allies assigned the region to Polish administration in August 1945, the German-Polish Border Treaty confirmed the annexation in 1990.

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Telepathy Shōjo Ran Jiken Note

Telepathy Shōjo Ran Jiken Note is a novel series by Atsuko Asano. A manga adaptation by Toshitsugu Iida is serialized in the shōnen manga magazine Shōnen Sirius. A twenty-six-episode anime adaptation aired in Japan between June 21 and December 20, 2008, it is being produced by TMS Entertainment and was broadcast by NHK. A bright and energetic young girl, Ran is introduced to her supernatural powers right along with her first year in junior high school. While she is troubled by her powers seeming to instigate ill fortune upon people in contact with her and illuminating their ill intentions in some cases, Ran soon learns to accommodate her supernatural abilities and accept herself as is with the support of her family and peers. Accompanied by Rui, Ran finds herself embroiled in mysterious circumstances and events whose resolution requires that she learn to collaborate with Midori. Ran Isozaki Voiced by: Emiri Katō The protagonist in the story, Ran is introduced as a vivacious young lady having begun her first year in intermediate school where she engages in track and field as an extracurricular activity.

Ran has always had a sense of insight about things. Ran is part of a traditional nuclear family with an elder brother, she is in love with Rui. Rui Ayase Voiced by: Hiroki Shimowada Having been her long-standing childhood friend, Rui has artistic affinities and can detect when Ran is in distress about something when she starts up with the quick but brief laughing fits. Upon learning of her psychic powers, Rui indicates, he has the ability to amplify psychic powers. He is referred to as Ran's boyfriend, though neither of them deny the relationship. Midori Naha Voiced by: Kana Ueda A recent transfer student that possesses the same kind of supernatural powers that Ran herself does, Midori appears as an enemy, but Ran's kindness results in the two teaming up and working together as friends. Despite their friendship, Midori is difficult to get along with, due to her large ego, her desire to be the center of attention, her obsession with money, her schoolgirl crush on Ran's older brother; when she is not inviting herself on Ran and Rui's outings, participating in an eating contest, or helping to settle strange incidents, she is at home alone eating cuttlefish and watching historical dramas.

Midori is less powerful. She is smart, intelligent and strong, she able to defeat bull in a contest. Rin Isozaki Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki Given how he is dressed most of the time and that he is introduced while doing housework, Rin is Ran's elder brother and is most in high school. Always having thought of Ran as being a little weird, Rin is not surprised to learn of his little sister's supernatural powers and wishes that he had some as well. Rin is the first to draw a preliminary correlation with the mysterious events at the start of the series and will become indispensable in the future for this reason considering how he has coached Ran through using her powers and helping to interpret what she learns through that means. Reina Isozaki Voiced by: Akemi Okamura A novelist whose writer's block is broken by the idea to combine a horrific murder with a comedy show, Reina is Ran's mother and has aspirations to be a super-popular horror novelist. Ronpei Isozaki Voiced by: Ken'yū Horiuchi Introduced as having a twelve-year history in a nukazuke company, a Japanese type of pickle, Ron is Ran's father and seems to have an affinity for advocating the virtues of lactic acid bacilli in the pickled vegetable chips he makes.

Kishō Voiced by: Mari Kurata Tenketsu Voiced by: Sumiko Ueda Two young cats found by Ran while kittens, abandoned by their mother or previous owner. They seem to share a strong bond with her and accompany her to bed. Saeko Itō Saeko is Ran's academically-oriented classmate and best friend, astonished that Ran secured a flawless score on a test in spite of her ignorance of the test material. Ran's explanation attempts scare Saeko since she had not yet vocalized her thoughts. Saeko's most prominent role is near the beginning of the series when her resentful dedication to rigorously studying in order to show up Ran who just happened to have serendipity on her side prompts Momoko to wield Saeko as a bodyguard to inhibit Ran rushing to Rui's rescue. A judo flip from Rin is more than enough to extinguish the subjugation. Telepathy Shōjo Ran is the 2008 anime adaptation of the novel series Telepathy Shōjo Ran Jiken Note; the anime aired on Saturdays between June 21 and December 20, 2008 except for a break on August 9, containing twenty-six episodes.

The anime features an opening theme song "Aoi Kakera" by Chara, an ending theme song "Polaris no Namida" by Onsoku line. Shōnen Sirius website for the manga NHK anime website The Telepathy Girl Ran at Anime News Network's encyclopedia