The London Borough of Hounslow is a London borough in West London, forming part of Outer London. It was created in 1965 when three smaller Middlesex council areas amalgamated under the London Government Act 1963, it is governed by Hounslow London Borough Council. The borough stretches from near Central London in the east to the border with Surrey in the west, covering five major towns: Chiswick, Isleworth and Feltham; the Borough is home to the London Museum of Water & Steam and the attractions of Osterley Park, Gunnersbury Park, Syon House, Chiswick House. Moreover, landmarks straddling the border of Hounslow include; the borough's area is quarter parkland. Large areas of London's open space fall within its boundaries, including Chiswick House and Gardens, Gunnersbury Park, Syon Park, Osterley Park, Hounslow Heath, Avenue Park in Cranford; the borough's predominant land use is residential, with a large, commercial town centre of Hounslow. Other large town centres include Chiswick and Brentford.
Business is focused on retail. Parts of the Borough. With other areas such as Hounslow and Heston being more affordable; the borough is home to the headquarters of GlaxoSmithKline and Sky plc, both based in Brentford's'Golden Mile' stretch of the A4 Great West Road, several supermarket outlets once known across the globe for its cluster of factories and offices, is going under extensive re developments in the form of new apartment blocks and offices. Fuller's Griffin Brewery is in the borough, in Chiswick. Aston Martin were based in Feltham for several years before moving to Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. DHL Air UK has its head office in Hounslow. Air France-KLM's head office for United Kingdom and Ireland operations, which includes facilities for Air France and KLM, is located in Plesman House in Hatton Cross in the borough; the Plesman House, outside of Terminal 4 of London Heathrow Airport, has the UK commercial team, sales team, support team. Sega Europe has its head office in Brentford.
Menzies Aviation has its head office by the airport in Feltham. JCDecaux UK has its head office in Brentford. Before winding-up British Mediterranean Airways was headquartered at Hetherington House near London Heathrow Airport A 2017 study by Trust for London and New Policy Institute found that pay inequality in Hounslow is the second largest of any London borough, it found that 25% people in Hounslow live in poverty, lower than the London-wide poverty rate of 27%. 53.3% of the borough's population is White, 34.4% is Asian, 11.6% is Black. The Borough has a high ethnic diversity in the central parts of the borough with the majority of the White British population residing in the eastern and western parts of the borough. In terms of religion, 42% identify themselves as Christian, 14% Muslim, 10.3% Hindu, 9% Sikh, 1.4% Buddhist and 0.3% Buddhist, 18% of the population are not religious.. At 9%, Hounslow has the largest proportion of Sikhs in London, the third-highest in England before Slough and Wolverhampton.
The following table shows the ethnic group of respondents in the 2011 census in Hounslow. Main Article: Hounslow parks and open spaces Major parks and recreational spaces include. Parks that are a short distance from Hounslow's border are; the River Thames forms the natural boundary between Richmond-upon-Thames. It runs through the borough at Chiswick and Isleworth. Various tributaries and dis tributaries of the Thames flow including. Elections across the London Boroughs are held every four years. Since the Hounslow borough was formed it has been controlled by the Labour Party on all but two elections: in 1968 the Conservatives formed a majority until they lost control to Labour in 1971; the 2006 local elections produced a no overall control result. Although Labour was the largest party on the Council, the Conservatives formed a coalition with the six Councillors from the independent Isleworth Community Group which administered the area until the 2010 local elections when Labour regained control.
Seat distribution as of 2018 elections: Reflecting how votes were cast in the national elections
Nathan "Nate" Harris was an American baseball third baseman and captain in the pre-Negro leagues. He played for many of the best teams between 1900 and 1910. Born and raised in Middleport, Harris moved to Columbus, Ohio with his parents at the age of 14 and started playing baseball and football in high school. A football injury took him out of the first half of his next baseball season; the family moved again to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and he played there for the Keystones. Harris played football for Indiana and was injured again, which left him unable to play baseball again until 1899. In 1900, he played first base for Bud Fowler and his Smoky City Giants. In June 1901 he took over for William Binga playing third base for the Columbia Giants until Binga returned, he worked the rest of the season as a utility player until the end of the 1902 season when the Columbia Giants moved to Big Rapids, Michigan. Harris stayed in Big Rapids during the winter months, coaching the football team at the Preparatory College.
In 1903, he played third base for the Cuban Giants of New York until he was injured in a game at Portland, Maine. For the rest of the season, Harris pitched. In 1904, Harris formed a team using the Smoky City Giants, he signed players Bowman and Payne, who found fame with the Philadelphia Giants. In 1905, Harris joined the Leland Giants for one season. After that season, he played winter ball for Sol White and his Philadelphia Giants where they wintered in Palm Beach, California, he returned to Philadelphia and played regular season baseball for the Giants in 1906. He returned to the Leland Giants in 1907, where he would remain until a court battle split the Leland Giants in 1910. Harris went to the Chicago Giants and played there in 1910 and 1911, he captained the team in 1910. Sportswriter and fellow player Jimmy Smith put Harris on his 1909 "All American Team."The last known team where Harris played was the Paterson Smart Set in 1913. Harris received votes listing him on the 1952 Pittsburgh Courier player-voted poll of the Negro Leagues' best players ever.
Matthew Dicus Capps is an American former professional baseball relief pitcher. He is a 2002 graduate of Alexander High School in Douglasville, where he lettered in football, cross-country and baseball before receiving a scholarship to Louisiana State University, he has played in Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Nationals and Minnesota Twins. Capps was born in Georgia to Mike and Kathy Capps. Capps played high school baseball at Robert S. Alexander High School and signed a letter of intent to play college baseball at Louisiana State. Capps was drafted by the Pirates in the 7th round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft, he was a starting pitcher until 2004, never advancing above A-level in the minor leagues. In 2005, he began to show signs of success. Though he started the season at A-level Hickory, he was promoted mid-season to the AA Altoona Curve and to the AAA Indianapolis Indians for the International League playoffs. After Indianapolis's season ended, he was promoted to the Pirates on September 16 and made his debut that night.
The beginning of the 2006 season saw. At first, Capps saw time only in safe situations, but, as the season wore on, he established himself as one of the most consistent and effective relievers in the Pittsburgh bullpen. Although only a rookie, Capps appeared many times as the Pirates' set-up man to closers Mike González and Salomón Torres. In 85 games during the 2006 season, Capps pitched a total of 80.2 innings, striking out 56 batters, while only allowing 81 hits and 37 runs, for an ERA of 3.79. Capps posted a team best 9 -- 1 record out of the bullpen, while 1 save, he led all Major League rookie pitchers in appearances. Capps began the 2007 season as the sole eighth inning set-up man to Torres, through the beginning of June was among Major League Baseball's leaders in holds. On June 1, manager Jim Tracy announced. One day Capps recorded his first save of the season—the second of his career; this was the first glimpse of his new role as the Pirates' closer. Capps started the 2008 season by earning 15 consecutive saves, before blowing his first save of the season on June 10.
On July 2, Capps was placed on the disabled list after suffering from arm soreness. He missed nearly two months of action while he rehabbed at the Pirates' spring training facility in Bradenton, Florida, he ended the season with five blown saves. In 2009, Capps converted 27 of 32 save opportunities, with a 5.80 ERA. He allowed 35 earned runs in 54.1 innings pitched. Capps became a free agent. On January 6, 2010, Capps signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Washington Nationals. Capps was named the DHL Delivery Man Award winner for the month of April 2010, after recording ten saves in ten opportunities with an ERA of 0.68 for the month. He would convert his first 16 save opportunities of the season, en route to recording 23 saves in the season's opening half, good for a tie for second in the major leagues, he earned his first All-Star Game selection, voted in on the Player's Ballot. He was the leading vote-getter among all NL relievers. Capps went on to be the winning pitcher in the game; the sixth hurler for the NL, he struck out the previous day's Home Run Derby winner David Ortiz looking with a 2–2 fastball to end the sixth inning, holding the American Leaguers to a 1–0 lead.
He was the beneficiary of Brian McCann's three-run double in the seventh. On July 29, 2010, Capps was traded to the Minnesota Twins for catcher Wilson Ramos and left-handed pitcher Joe Testa, he took over the closer role from Jon Rauch and picked up his first save as a Twin in his first outing against the Seattle Mariners, on July 30. Through October 2, Capps was 2–0 with a 2.00 ERA for the Twins, with 16 saves in 18 opportunities. Upon the return of Joe Nathan, Capps was reassigned to the setup role for the 2011 season. After two blown saves in a row, Nathan relinquished the closer role to Capps on April 16. Capps again became a setup man for Nathan after a dramatic loss at Target Field on July 15, 2011. In December 2011, Capps re-signed with the Twins; the contract guarantees at least one year and at least $4,750,000. On October 24, 2012, the Twins announced they would decline their club option for Capps worth $6MM. Capps received a $250K buyout. On January 31, 2013, the Cleveland Indians announced they signed Capps to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.
They subsequently released him on March 25. He was re-signed to another minor league contract a day later, he was assigned to Triple-A Columbus, where he pitched in 6 games before going on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. On June 5, he underwent surgery, he gave up 1 run in 7 innings in those 6 games with Columbus, striking out 3. On October 17, 2013, Capps signed another minor league deal with the Indians with an invitation to spring training. On February 10, 2015, the Atlanta Braves signed Capps to a minor-league contract with an invite to spring training, he was released on April 4. The Braves resigned Capps to another minor league deal on April 6, he was released on May 2. On February 29, 2016, Capps signed a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, he became a free agent on November 7, 2016. Capps throws five pitches: a four-seam fastball and two-seam fastball and changeup splitter. Left-handed hitters see more two-seam fastballs and changeups, while righties see more four-seamers and sliders.
On a handful of occasions, Capps has experimented with a cutter to right-handers. Capps is a