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Ashley Johnson (rugby union)

Ashley Johnson is a professional rugby union player who plays for Wasps in the Aviva Premiership. He played for Free State Cheetahs at provincial level, Cheetahs in the Super Rugby and the Springboks, his usual position is hooker. His first game for the Springboks was in 2009 on tour to the British Isles, but he only earned his first Test Caps in the 2011 Tri-Nations series. Ashley Johnson is the son of Archie Johnson, who played Tight-Head Prop for the Western Province League and the SA Federation team in the 80s. Ashley followed in his father's footsteps and started out in the Prop position at school level, before moving to the no8 position. At an early age Ashley was scouted and received a Nike Bursary, from where he continued his schooling at Paarl Gim, he captained the Paarl Gim 1st team. And a Western Province schools team. In 2006 Ashley joined the Free State Cheetahs. Between 2008 and 2009 he was loaned to the Griffons Rugby team for short stints, as Free State Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské planned to give Ashley more game time.

It was during this time that Naka Drotské experimented by playing Ashley at Hooker position, but due to injury problems in the loose forwards Ashley Johnson was recalled and had his first true chance to shine at No.8 where he excelled. This earned him his first call-up for the Springboks in the November 2009 tour to the British Isles. On 11 April 2012, Johnson signed for English side Wasps in the Aviva Premiership for the 2012/13 season. On 20 April 2018 it was revealed that Johnson had tested positive for a "prohibited substance" in an out of competition drugs test on 7 February 2018 and was suspended until further notice, it was revealed that hydrochlorothiazide was found in his urine — according to Johnson this was due to consuming his wife's dietary supplement — and the RFU ruled that this was due to carelessness, imposing a six-month ban on Johnson, allowing him to return to rugby duties on 7 August 2018. Ashley Johnson participated in the following Rugby Union squads: 2012 Wasps – Aviva Premiership 2011 Cheetahs – Super Rugby Free State Cheetahs – Currie Cup Premier Division Springboks – Tri-Nations 2010 Cheetahs – Super 14 Free State Cheetahs – Vodacom Cup Free State Cheetahs – Currie Cup Premier Division 2009 Free State Cheetahs – Vodacom Cup Griffons – Currie Cup First Division Free State Cheetahs – Currie Cup Premier Division Springboks – International Outgoing Tour 2008 Free State Cheetahs – Vodacom Cup Griffons – Currie Cup First Division Free State Cheetahs – Currie Cup Premier Division Emerging SpringboksIRB Nations Cup 2007 Free State Cheetahs U21 Free State Cheetahs – Vodacom Cup Free State Cheetahs – Currie Cup Premier Division 2006 Free State Cheetahs U21 Free State Cheetahs Sevens South AfricaU21 World Championship 2004 Western Province – U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week 2003 Western Province – U18 Academy South Africa U18 2002 Western Province 2001 Boland, Stomers & Nike U15 1999 Western Province – Craven Week 1998 Western Province – Nike U12 & U13 Craven Week "SA Rugby Player Profile – Ashley Johnson".

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Jugal Kishore Birla

Sheth Jugal Kishore Birla was scion of the Birla family and eldest son of Baldeo Das Birla. He was a noted industrialist and vocal supporter of Hindu philosophy, he started his business career at an early age, joining his father Baldeodas Birla in Calcutta and soon came to be known as reputed trader and speculator in opium, silver and other trades from which Birlas diversified into trading of jute and other items like cotton during and after World War I, by which time his younger brother Ghanshyam Das Birla had joined the business. The family firm, till 1918 was run as Baldeodas Jugalkishore, was made into limited company known as Birla Brothers Limited; when at one point of time in early career of his life Ghanshyam Das Birla, suffered heavy losses and had decided to sell the mill to Andrew Yule group, Jugal Kishore stood by him and told him not to worry about money but to run the mill as efficiently as he could, which led to revival of Birla Jute, now the flagship company of Aditya Birla Group.

Although Jugal Kishore started his business life from Calcutta he shifted to Delhi and lived in Birla House till his death. Having no children, Jugal Kishore Birla devoted much time and money to charity, building numerous temples, the Kolkata Medical College, Marwadi Balika Vidyalaya in Kolkata for girls, numerous other such institutions. A devout Hindu, Jugal Kishore Birla was the moving force behind the building of many of the early Birla Mandirs across India, including the first in Delhi, those in Kolkata and Bhopal. Supporting Gaushalas and pinjrapols was another cause dear to his heart, he donated money to various Hindu causes and organisations, including Hindu Mahasabha and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. at the same time supporting finances of Mahatma Gandhi and Indian National Congress and India's freedom movement, which were looked after together by Ghanshaymdas Birla and others.>In 1920 he along with his brother Ghanshaym Das donated funds to start girls school under their private trust a school named Marwari Balika Vidyalaya, which has now grown into the noted Shri Shikshayatan School and Shri Shikshayatan College.

He was devoted follower of Mahatma Gandhi and took personal interest apart from donating funds for relief and charity works. He spent much of his personal wealth in building Hindu temples known as Birla Temples and dharamshalas across major metropolitan towns of India and promotion of schools and universities and hospitals, and adopting many villages in times of famine and natural disasters. In his old age, he took the leading role to fulfill the unfinished dream of Madan Mohan Malaviya of building Krishna Janmabhoomi Kesava Deo Temple, he donated a major sum and formed a private trust in 1951 to which the rights of land were transferred, temple works begin to be inaugurated in 1965, for which he is fondly remembered by believers of Hindu religion. In his old age he donated initial funds for building of Vivekananda Rock Memorial and arranged for further funds for the project from his brothers, the construction of which, began several years after his death. Jugal Kishore died in 1967, without any issues and left his wealth to religious trusts and philanthropy.

Founded the trust in 1951, which built the famous Krishna Janmabhoomi Kesava Deo Temple at Mathura. North Delhi Hanuman Temple founded in 1965. Shri Laxmi Narayan Temple, Delhi founded in 1939. Birla Temple, Varanasi Birla Temple, Mathura founded in 1946 Shri Shikshayatan School which grew into Shri Shikshayatan College of Kolkata was founded in 1920. Marwari Relief Society, Kolkata founded in 1913. Birla Hostel at Benaras Hindu University founded in 1920. Birla Temple, Kurukshetra founded in 1950. Dev Madir, Bangkok- donated funds for marble slabs of the temple, inaugurated in 1969. Nipponzan Myohoji Temple, Mumbai – purchased land for building of this Buddhist temple. Lord Krishan Temple, Mathura built in 1946 in memory of his parents. Paramjyotir Mandir, Himachal Pradesh – donated huge amount of money on request of his friend Stokes, who founded the temple. Donated funds and arranged further monies from Birla group for building of Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Jim Northrup (baseball)

James Thomas Northrup, nicknamed the "Silver Fox" due to his prematurely graying hair, was a Major League Baseball outfielder and left-handed batter who played for the Detroit Tigers, Montreal Expos and Baltimore Orioles. Northrup was a good outfielder who played significant percentages of his time in all three outfield positions. Northrup's versatility allowed then-manager Mayo Smith to make him the Tigers' center fielder in the 1968 World Series, as Smith famously moved regular center fielder Mickey Stanley to shortstop to replace the weak-hitting Ray Oyler. An excellent streak hitter and catalyst for Detroit during the 1960s, Northrup was a power hitter who had good strike-zone judgment and a short, quick stroke. In the field, he had a quick release and good accuracy. Northrup is best remembered for his contributions to the 1968 Detroit Tigers World Series Championship team. Northrup led the 1968 Tigers in hits and RBIs, hit five grand slams, broke up three no-hitters, had the game-winning triple off Bob Gibson in Game 7 of the 1968 World Series.

In his 12-year major league career Northrup batted.267, with 153 home runs, 610 RBIs, 603 runs, 218 doubles, 42 triples, 39 stolen bases in 1392 games. Northrup was born in a small farm town 25 miles west of Saginaw. Northrup grew up on his grandfather's farm. After the family moved six miles away to St. Louis, Northrup spent his summers and weekends during the winter at his grandparents' farm. Once a year and his father would make a seven-hour drive to Detroit when the Boston Red Sox came to town. Ted Williams was Northrup's idol, the "only idol I've had." Northrup, never saw a complete game as a boy. Rather than pay full price, his father would "wait until the sixth or seventh inning, because you could give the guy outside a buck or two and you could go out there and watch Ted play."After graduating from the St. Louis High School, Northrup stayed close to home for college, attending Alma College, five miles from St. Louis. At Alma College, Northrup was a five-sport star, he was quarterback of the football team, was named a small college All-American.

He was a forward on the basketball team, ran track, golfed, but Northrup's great love was baseball. "I was born to play baseball", said Northrup. Northrup turned down offers from the Chicago Bears and the New York Titans and signed with the Tigers in 1961. Northrup spent four years in the minor leagues, playing for the Duluth–Superior Dukes, Decatur Commodores, Tennessee Smokies, Syracuse Chiefs, he was the International League Rookie of the Year in 1964, as he hit.312 with 18 home runs and 92 RBIs. Northrup was called up to the Tigers during the last week of the 1964 season, getting one hit in 12 at-bats. In 1965, Northrup had a.205 batting average as he appeared in 54 games in the Detroit outfield, competing for playing time with Al Kaline, Don Demeter, Gates Brown, fellow rookie Willie Horton. In 1966, Northrup won a spot as the Tigers starting right fielder. Northrup showed his abilities as a batter, as he hit 24 doubles, 16 home runs, ended the season with a.465 slugging percentage. In 1967, competition for a spot in the Detroit outfield intensified as Mickey Stanley proved to be an exceptional defensive player.

Northrup played 143 games in the outfield, playing 65 games in left, 94 games in center, 39 games in right. Northrup had his most satisfying season in 1968 as he played a key role in the Tigers' World Series Championship. Northrup played 151 games at all three spots in the Detroit outfield in 1968, including 103 games in right field, many in place of the injured Al Kaline. Northrup had a range factor of 2.17 – well above the league average of 1.80. But Northrup's principal value was as a batter. In a year marked by dominant pitching throughout the league, Northrup hit 21 home runs and led the 1968 Tigers in hits and RBIs, he was among the American League leaders with 90 RBIs, 57 extra base hits, 259 total bases, 29 doubles. Northrup played in a rotation of four players at the three outfield positions, with Willie Horton, Mickey Stanley, Al Kaline being the others. However, for the World Series, Detroit manager Mayo Smith decided to bring Stanley in from the outfield to play shortstop, giving the Tigers a firm outfield of Horton and Kaline in all seven of the games.

Northrup hit five grand slams during the 1968 season, four in the regular season. The first came in May. On June 24, 1968, Northrup hit grand slams on consecutive pitches in consecutive at bats in the 5th and 6th innings; this made him one of only 13 players to have hit 2 grand slams in one game, the second to do so in consecutive at-bats. Five days Northrup hit another grand slam, becoming the first major league player to hit three grand slams in a single week. Northrup's fifth grand slam came in Game 6 of the 1968 World Series, fueling a 13-1 blowout win for Detroit. In addition to his grand slam in Game 6, Northrup had the key hit in Game 7 off St. Louis Cardinals ace Bob Gibson. After striking out 17 batters in Game 1, pitching a complete game victory in Game 4, Gibson held the Tigers scoreless through the first six innings of Game 7. Northrup, who had a solo home run against Gibson in Game 4 to account for the Tigers only run off the ace thus far in the Series, came to bat with two men on and two outs in the 7th inning.

Northrup hit a triple over center fielder Curt Flood's head, a

Roman Catholic Diocese of Loreto

The Diocese of Loreto was a Roman Catholic diocese with see in Loreto, Italy. The diocese was established by Pope Sixtus V in the Bull Pro excellenti of 17 March 1586, it was merged with the Diocese of Recanati to form the Diocese of Recanati e Loreto in either 1591 or 1592. Erected: 17 March 1586Latin Name: Dioecesis ab Alma Domo Lauretana Francesco Cantucci Rutilio Benzoni 9 February 1592: United with the Diocese of Recanati to form the Diocese of Recanati e Loreto Roman Catholic Diocese of Recanati Eubel, Conradus. Hierarchia catholica. Tomus 3. Münster: Libreria Regensbergiana. P. 220. CS1 maint: extra text: authors list Leopardi, Monaldo. Serie dei vescovi di Recanati. Recanati: Presso Giuseppe Morici. Pp. 198-204. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed.. "article name needed". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton

Central Institute of Fisheries Nautical and Engineering Training

The Central Institute of Fisheries Nautical and Engineering Training known as the Central Institute of Fisheries Operatives, is a marine studies centre located at Kochi, India. Maintained by the Department of Fisheries and Animal Husbandry of the Government of India, the institute was set up to aid research and development in the field; the institutes's charter commits it to bringing these developments to the aid of the poor fisher-folk in India. The institute trains graduates in fisheries-related administrations, it is located at Foreshore Road near the School of Marines. The institute was set up in 1963 and is affiliated to the Cochin University of Science and Technology, it is the only institute to offer a bachelor's degree in both Nautical science and fisheries science. It has two other units in Chennai, it promotes studies and research on marine science and technology, marine environment, socio-economic and other related fields. The institute arranges training programmes for foreign nationals from countries like Nigeria, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Tanzania, Yemen, Laos etc. under schemes like FAO fellowship,CFTC,SCAAP,Colombo plan,ITEC etc.

The institute has three training vessels used for imparting onboard practical training for institutional trainees and for providing qualifying sea service for post-institutional trainees of the institute. The vessel M. V. Prashikshani is attached to the headquarters at Kochi, the other two vessels M. V. Skipper II and M. V Tharangini are based at Chennai Visakhapatnam unit; the institute offers two diploma courses. The diploma courses are in marine fitting, it conducts refresher courses for students the MMD exam. Bachelor of Fishery science in Nautical science is a Professional degree, it was started in 2005. The intake of students is through the Common Admission Test held in June every year, it provides on board training for students in its own training vessel. After completion the degree will be awarded by Cochin University of Technology; the course is approved by the Directorate General of Shipping. Deck cadetThe candidates who have graduated Bachelor of Fishery science in Nautical science with 50% marks in aggregate and the Basic safety Training and security training for seafarers with designated security duties with 15 months of sea experience are eligible to appear for examination.

Bachelor of Fishery science in Nautical science graduates are exempted from pre-sea training. Structured Shipboard Training Program of not less than 15 months which meets the requirements of section A-II/1 of the STCW Code and is documented in an approved training record book, including Bridge watch keeping duties under the supervision of the master or a qualified officer for a period of not less than 6 months. On completion of sea service candidates are required to undertake preparatory course Second mate function of 4 months duration before appearing for their written examination. Candidates have to complete required advanced courses. Candidates are required to appear and pass in all subjects as specified for Second Mate foreign going. During the 4-year Degree program on-board practical training and Simulator training is given to the students; the onboard practical training will be an opportunity to students to get acquainted with the operation and maintenance of the vessel. Mate of a Fishing VesselBachelor of Fishery science in Nautical science is an approved pre sea courses for entry into career for appearing fishing grade Certificate of Competency examinations in the nautical stream.

6 Months of sea experience on Seagoing Fishing Vessels of 15 M or above as deckhand is required as the eligibility for coc. B FSc can directly attend the oral exams. Candidates can choose their career opening in Central Fishery Institutions dealing with Research, Fishing Vessel operation, State Fishery Departments and Other Private Establishments dealing with Vessel operation, Fish Processing etc. Institute infrastructure facilities at its three centres are class rooms, workshop, Nautical-Chart practice hall, Simulator centre, Craft & Gear practical, hostel and other amenities. CIFNET has units at Chennai & Visakhapatnam; the institute has had its headquarters in Kochi since 1963. The headquarters is in a permanent training complex of 5,730 m2 in a site of 4.35 acres. A marine engineering workshop, repair shop and chart hall are available; the regular courses are residential. Hostel facilities are available for the convenience of the trainees; the Chennai Unit of the institute was established during 1968 and functions from an office complex of 2903 sq.m. in 1.4 acres of land at Royapuram, Chennai.

The unit has hostel facilities for the trainees. The institutes Vizag unit is in a complex of 3300 m2 built in a plot of 1 acre in front of the fishing harbor since 1981, with hostel amenities; the department is responsible for imparting training, both theoretical and practical in Seamanship and Navigation for the Institutional cadets of B. Fsc, MFC and VNC including the candidates who were preparing for the competency examination for Skipper/Mates; the Department of Nautical Science has facilities at all three centers of CIFNET for imparting theoretical as well as practical training in Seamanship, Marine Meteorology and Oceanography. It has visual aids for onshore training; the department is equipped with navigational equipment and has a navigati