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Bentley Priory

Bentley Priory is an eighteenth to nineteenth century stately home and deer park in Stanmore on the northern edge of the Greater London area in the London Borough of Harrow. It was a medieval priory or cell of Augustinian Canons in Harrow Weald in Middlesex. There are no remains of the original priory, but it stood near Priory House, off Clamp Hill. In 1775, Sir John Soane designed a large mansion house north of the original priory, called Bentley Priory, for the wealthy businessman James Duberley; this was added to throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by various owners. It was extended in 1788, again by Sir John Soane, for John Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Abercorn; the priory was the final home of the Dowager Queen Adelaide, queen consort of William IV, before her death there in 1849. It subsequently served as a hotel and girls' school before being acquired by the Royal Air Force in 1926. In the Second World War, Bentley Priory was the headquarters of RAF Fighter Command, it remained in RAF hands in various roles until 2008.

As of 2013, the site has been sold to a developer and plans to convert some of the building to luxury apartments and build new houses have been approved and construction commenced. The Bentley Priory Battle of Britain Trust has secured part of the building to be used as a museum and memorial dedicated to those who served in the RAF. Roman remains have been found in the grounds of the priory; the name'Bentley' is thought to derive from a kind of coarse grass. Although little detail is known, the lands of Bentley Priory and the surrounding area were scantily populated but civilised long before the time of the Romans. At the time the first Priory was dedicated, the majority of the area was in the Manor of Harrow; the rest of the land in which the Priory now stands was in the area held by the Count of Mortain and known as Stanmore Magna. Although the area was in part wooded, many Anglo Saxon finds have been made indicating thriving communities around Brockley Hill and Harrow Weald Common. Professor J E B Gover in his book Place Names of Middlesex, derives the word Bentley from Anglo-Saxon: the prefix Bent from'beonet', a kind of coarse grass or bent grass and the suffix ley from'leah, a tract of cultivated or cultivable land, a piece of land cleared from forest for pasture, etc.

Thus the name Bentley would seem to mean land artificially cleared of coarse grass for pasture or cultivation. By the time the Domesday Book was compiled in 1086, William the Conqueror had invested his own bishop with the Archbishopric of Canterbury and restored the lands of Harrow, appropriated by King Edward the Confessor, to the Church; the original Priory, the only monastic establishment in the Manor of Harrow, housed a cell of Augustinian Friars. Bentley Priory is said to have been founded in 1171 by Ranulf de Glanvill, King Henry II's Justiciar from 1180 to 1189, it was dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene, was in the patronage of the Archbishop of Canterbury, it may have been founded as a cell of St Gregory's Priory and was under its rule by 1301, when the prior of Bentley was reported to have let a farm without the approval of his superior, the prior of St Gregory's. In 1243, the king pardoned the prior the interest on 60 shillings which he had borrowed from the Jews, in 1291 the prior's goods at Stanmore were valued at 10 shillings, land and rents in Wotton at 13s 4d.

It is referred to in the early 14th century, but according to the court rolls of manor of Harrow in 1535, St Gregory's had ceased to maintain a cell at Bentley many years earlier. The first Priory was reported by Druett in his book, The Stanmores and Harrow Weald Through the Ages, to stand further downhill than the present building, he places it in the area of Priory House on Clamp Hill, with the chapel standing apart on Harrow Weald Common. However, the evidence to substantiate this is inconclusive, it would appear. This Chapel, of which all trace has been lost, is believed to have served the'city' community that lived on the Weald. Apart from a short list of Priors from this period in The Victoria County History of Middlesex, the only other reference to the Priory is in Chronicle by Matthew Paris, a monk and chief copyist at St Albans, he mentions under the date 1248 the story'Of the Miserable Death of the Priory of Bentley'. A hayrick fell upon him whilst he was inspecting it. Another early reference to the Priory can be found in The Harrow Rolls of 1512, These state that:'The Priory was built in honour of St Mary Magdalene, the Archbishop of Canterbury beyond memory gave the Priory with all its lands to the Priory of St Gregory without the wall of Canterbury, to the convent there in pure alms.

"Thus Bentley Priory and its lands, apart from being passed back and forth between church and lay owners in its early years, managed to avoid falling into the covetous hands of its neighbours."St Gregory's was dissolved in 1536, the buildings and land of the former Bentley Priory were granted to Archbishop Cranmer, but in 1542 he was forced to hand them back to the king, in 1546 they were granted to Henry Needham and William Sacheverell. In 1775, Sir John Soane designed a new house north of the original priory called Bentley Priory, for James Duberley, an Army contractor. Duberley is thought to have pulled down the original Priory building before having a more imposing house built on a higher point of the ridge some distance from the original site. Druett based his idea that

László Paál

László Paál was a Hungarian Impressionist landscape painter. He was descended from a noble family and his father was a postmaster, which resulted in frequent moves for the family, he displayed an early talent for art and his first lessons came from Pál Böhm in Arad. Upon his father's request, he went to Vienna in 1864 to study law, but began preparatory studies at the Academy of Fine Arts and became a student of Albert Zimmermann in 1866. Three years he participated in a major exhibition in Munich, where he first came into contact with painters of the Barbizon school. In 1870, he and Eugen Jettel took a study trip to the Netherlands and that same year, he entered the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf on the recommendation of his boyhood friend, Mihály Munkácsy; this was followed by an invitation to London, made by a major art dealer there, his discovery of the works of John Constable. After 1873, he married and lived at the Barbizon art colony, was a regular participant in the Salon and won a medal at the Exposition Universelle.

By this time, his health had noticeably deteriorated and he suffered an accident at home, which resulted in a serious brain injury. He was placed in a nursing home, but never recovered, dying in the spring of 1879 at the age of 39. Götz Czymmek: Landschaft im Licht. Impressionistische Malerei in Europa und Nordamerika 1860–1910. Exhibition catalog from the Wallraf-Richartz Museum and the Kunsthaus Zürich, 1990 Bényi László, Paál László, 2nd revised edition. Budapest: Képzőművészeti, 1983. ISBN 963-336-320-9 Magyar nagylexikon XIV.. Budapest 2002. ISBN 963-92571-1-7 Detailed biography by Lázár László: @ Művészet Magyar Elektronikus Könyvtár: Multiple biographies and appreciations of Paál's work Letters from Paál László @ Művészet

St. Stanislaus High School

St. Stanislaus High School is an all-boys school located in Mumbai, run by the Society of Jesus; the school is spread over a campus of 7 acres in the heart of Bandra, making it one of the largest schools in Mumbai. The school, founded in 1863 by German Jesuit priests, started as an orphanage and grew to be a full-fledged educational institution for day-scholars as well as boarders and now has more than 2,300 students from KG-10. Natus ad Maiora In addition to academic work, the school encourages the development of young athletes and sportsmen. Teachers like Master Neeff, Master Oliver, Master Willy, Master Donald and sportsmasters include Oliver Andrade, Master Cyril Gabriel, Fr. Harry Pereira, S. J. Fr. Benjamin Fernandes, S. J. and Fr. Robin Selwyn, S. J. in the 1970s and 1980s saw the place of sports in the full development of youth. Through the efforts of Fr. Lawrie Ferrao, as principal, the gymnasium was upgraded with a treadmill; the Donnelly field was redone with new turf and sprinklers. After that the carpentry room next to the Donnelly gym was renovated and part of it made into a changing room, the toilet facilities repaired.

The grounds facing Waroda Road were revamped and floors tiled, for other gatherings. It is called "The Backyard Lawn"; the school has won inter-school tournaments. The school has a grass hockey ground, two basketball courts, an outdoor badminton court, two football grounds, two smaller grounds, a swimming pool and a gymnasium; the hockey ground is used to play state-level tournaments. The school has four houses: Britto, Loyola and Kostka, named after Jesuit saints. New students are assigned to a house. Points are awarded for activities and competitions, the winning house is announced each week. House captains are elected each year; the Stanislaus Ex-students Association was started by Fr. Joseph Casasayas SJ in 1936, it is a not-for-profit organization aimed at assisting alumni to network. Principals Fr. Joe D'Abreo, S. J. was principal to the end of academic year 1990. Fr. Edmund Carrasco, S. J. served from 1990 to 1996. Fr Lawrie Ferrao, S. J. was principal from 1996 to the end of academic year 2006-2007.

Fr. Leo Soares. S. J. was vice-principal during this period. Fr. Jude Fernandes, S. J. became principal in 2007. He was pastor of Holy Family Church, Andheri East, vice-principal of Holy Family School. Mrs Anna Correa became principal in 2015; the first lay woman principal in the 152 year old history of the school. Lt. General Francis Dias, PVSM, AVSM, VrC Indian Army Flt Lt Lawrence Frederic Pereira, VrC. Indian Air Force Vedang Vaidya, ServiceNow CSA Salman Khan, Bollywood actor Arbaaz Khan, Bollywood actor Sohail Khan, Bollywood actor Shaan, Musician Viren Rasquinha, Indian Hockey Team Marcellus Gomes, Represented India at the Olympics Cardinal Ivan Dias, Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church Anthony de Mello and author Dinesh D'Souza, Conservative US commentator Faisal Farooqui, Founder and CEO, MouthShut.com Viren Rasquinha, Former captain of India's national field hockey team Prakash Yashwant Ambedkar, Politician Jonathan Jude Amaral, PUBGM esports, PMCO South Asia, PMCO Globals St. Stanislaus High School Official website St. Peter's Church: Roman Catholic church is situated just inside the entrance of the school.

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Zulfiqar Ahmed (Dutch cricketer)

Zulfiqar Ahmed is a former international cricketer who represented the Dutch national side between 1991 and 2002. He played as a right-handed middle-order batsman, although he opened the batting. Ahmed was born in Sialkot and emigrated to the Netherlands in 1987, joining his uncle and brother there, he joined the Schiedam-based Excelsior'20 club, made his Hofdklasse debut in 1990. Ahmed made his national debut for the Netherlands on a tour of England. For the 1991 Hofdklasse season, he switched to the Voorburg Cricket Club, which he would play for throughout the rest of his international career. After his debut, Ahmed did not return to the national team until July 1995, when he represented the Netherlands in a quadrangular tournament in Scotland In June 1996, Ahmed was selected for a NatWest Trophy fixture against Surrey, his first List A appearance. At the 1997 ICC Trophy in Malaysia, He played in six of his team's seven matches, but only had the opportunity to bat twice, he fared better at the 2001 ICC Trophy in Canada, playing in seven out of ten matches and scoring 150 runs, ranking him fifth in runs for the Netherlands.

Against Ireland, he scored 87 runs from 125 balls, his team's highest individual score of the tournament. In between ICC Trophy appearances, Ahmed had represented the Netherlands at the 2000 ICC Emerging Nations Challenge in Zimbabwe, scoring a maiden List-A half-century, 63 runs, against Zimbabwe A, he played two more NatWest Trophy matches in that time, against Worcestershire in 1997 and Lincolnshire in 2000. Ahmed's last match for the national team came in September 2002, a C&G Trophy fixture against Bedfordshire. Ahmed is the father of triplets, Asad and Sikander Zulfiqar, his three sons have played together at underage levels for the Netherlands, with Sikander having graduated to the senior team. In 2017, Ahmed coached the Belgian national team at the 2017 ICC World Cricket League Europe Region Division One. Zulfiqar Ahmed at CricketArchive Zulfiqar Ahmed at ESPNcricinfo

Wutun language

The Wutun language is a Chinese–Tibetan–Mongolian creolized language. It is spoken by about 2,000 people, most of whom are classified as Monguor by the Chinese government. Wutun speakers reside in two villages of eastern Qinghai province, China, it is known as the Ngandehua language. The two Wutun villages, as well as other villages in the area, were under the control of a Mongol banner for several centuries, have long been regarded by governments as members of a Mongol ethnic group. However, they self-identify as Tibetans; the greatest portion of Wutun lexical items is Chinese. The Wutun grammar is of Mongolic type similar to that of the Bonan language. There is Tibetan influence. A number of theories have been proposed about the origin of the Wutun villagers, their peculiar dialect; the Chinese linguist Chen Naixiong infers from the vowel distribution of the Chinese lexical items in Wutun speech that their ancestors may have spoken an old Nanjing dialect. Others think that they may have been a group of Hui people from Sichuan who, for reasons unknown, converted to Lamaism and moved to eastern Qinghai.

In any event, historical documents as old as 1585 attest to the existence of the Wutun community. Today's Wutun villagers don't speak Chinese, but the knowledge of Tibetan is common both in Wutun and in Tongren County in general, as the Tibetan language is the lingua franca of this multiethnic region, populated by Tibetans and Hui people, as well as some Han Chinese and Mongols. Tangwang language Dao language Sandman, Erika. A Grammar of Wutun. University of Helsinki. Hdl:10138/168427. ISBN 978-951-51-2633-7. Slater, Keith. Review of Wutun by J. Janhunen, M. Peltomaa, E. Sandman, Xiawudongzhuo. Asian Highlands Perspectives, 1: 367–371. ELAR archive of Wutunhua primary data