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New Alresford

New Alresford or Alresford is a small town and civil parish in the City of Winchester district of Hampshire, England. It is 7.5 miles northeast of Winchester and 12 miles southwest of the town of Alton. New Alresford has independent shops, a tourist information centre, a central conservation area, four tea rooms, five pubs and is a terminus as with Alton of the Watercress Line, a steam-worked heritage railway at Alresford railway station. Of its population, 25.9% are aged 65 or over, the mean age is higher than the national average, at 45.4 years. There is evidence of Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age occupation on numerous sites in the Alresford area, with a Roman or Romano-British site on nearby Fobdown and to the south-east of the town in Bramdean. There is evidence of a grant to the Church at Winchester sometime before the 9th century, which became known as the Liberty of Alresford. Alresford was listed in the Domesday Book but this refers to what is now Old Alresford as there is no evidence of a settlement south of the river at this time.

Old Alresford as with Farnham, Guildford and Maidstone adjoins the Pilgrims' Way between Canterbury and Winchester. New Alresford was founded in the 12th/13th century, the idea being that of Henri de Blois, the Bishop of Winchester and brother of King Stephen of England; the design of the T-shaped town was followed by de Blois' successor Godfrey de Lucy. Alresford was one of the Bishop's six new towns and was his most profitable plantation—his palace was situated in nearby Bishop's Sutton less than a mile distant; the medieval stone bridge he built at this time is still in place. This expansion involved the construction of the Great Weir between New Alresford and Old Alresford, creating Old Alresford Pond; this remarkable period in the town's history included the construction of one of the oldest canal systems in England, based on the River Itchen. New Alresford became established as a prosperous market town, focussed on the wool and the other products from sheep and cattle. Alresford sent two members to parliament.

In the 17th century the town made news as a dangerous place to live due to the uncommonly frequent fires which razed it. Defeated Royalists set fire to houses in the town. Much of the medieval town was destroyed by a fire in 1689/90 that destroyed 117 houses in the town as well as the church and Market House, another in 1710 and a'like calamity' in 1736. Much of the town was rebuilt in the 18th century, with many of the Georgian buildings that remain today. A turnpike toll road linking London to Southampton but viable for Hamble and Portsmouth, some of, a Roman road a track in variable condition maintained by each parish, was built in 1753, passing through the town. During the late 18th century, Alresford Cricket Club was one of the strongest sides in England; the 13th-century church was, save the 14th century tower, rebuilt in 1898 by Sir Arthur Blomfield in the Norman gothic perpendicular style. The top third of the tower is of 16th century red crenalated parapet brickwork pictured. A Cold War commemorative plaque on the wall of public toilets, close to the railway station, commemorates that secret military documents obtained by members of the Portland Soviet Spy Ring in the early 1960s were left here for collection.

The town is crowned by its large T-shape main street conservation area. The town is an attractive art and tourist destination, with its classical, dense two Georgian streets situated near Winchester and the South Downs National Park. Here are the Swan Hotel, Bell Hotel, Pink House Hotel, wine merchants, flower shops, toy shop, dress shops, the Alresford Gallery, Candover Gallery and tea rooms. There are three other public houses, the larger being the Globe Inn by one of the stream channels and play area. Alresford is at the south-western end of the Watercress Line; this heritage railway line runs steam and diesel trains, gains its name from the fact that it used to be the line that took watercress up to London. The other end of the heritage line is Alton, the end of the current Alton-London Waterloo line, making it possible to take the train from Alresford to London: diesel or steam to Alton, modern train into London. Accordingly, the town council provide 115 hanging baskets every summer. Brandy Mount House, a Grade II listed building, holds the National Plant Collection of Snowdrops in their grounds.

The gardens are open to the public during the season. The Itchen Valley brewery was founded in New Alresford in 1997; the brewery produces a range of cask ales and a selection of beers which until early 2006 were bottle conditioned by Gales Brewery. About 220 yards west along the river path, on the border between Old and New Alresford, is a 17th Century half-timbered house and mill with mill race underneath, it benefited from the construction of the Great Weir. Dating from the period when the wool trade was the dominant local industry, it ceased operating early in the 19th century and has been used as a dwelling since. In 1950 it was acquired by Mr and Mrs G B Gush, who carried out a series of improvements to the property. There is one infant, one junior and one secondary school in Alresford with more than 140 staff and 2,000 pupils – Perins School; this school converted to Academy status in 2011 and in Septem

The Waiting Room (EP)

The Waiting Room is the second EP by Australian rock/pop group Do-Ré-Mi and was released by independent label Larrikin Records in January 1983. The album has six tracks, which were written by lead vocalist Deborah Conway, drummer Dorland Bray, bass guitarist Helen Carter and guitarist Stephen Philip. "Man Overboard" made its first appearance on this EP, but was re-worked and released as a single in 1985 to become a surprise top 5 hit, it included lyrics referring to anal humour, penis envy and pubic hair. Paul Hester drummer for Split Enz and Crowded House, was living with Conway and guested on timbales for the track, " Hercules". Do-Ré-Mi had formed in Sydney in 1981 when Deborah Conway and Dorland Bray, both in Melbourne-based group The Benders, joined Helen Carter ex-Friction. Stephen Philip, ex-Thought Criminals, was a studio musician for their debut EP, Do-Ré-Mi released in August 1982 and was asked to join formally, they returned to the studio immediately and recorded The Waiting Room, released in January 1983.

Conway was living with Paul Hester drummer in Deckchairs Overboard, Hester guested on timbales for the track " Hercules" on this EP. "Man Overboard" had its first appearance on this EP but was re-worked and released as a single in 1985 when it peaked at #5 on the Australian singles charts. Lyrical content included references to anal humour, penis envy and pubic hair. In 2001, Carter recalled the problems Do-Ré-Mi had with their record company over "Man Overboard" for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV series Long Way To The Top. There was a real hit-maker mentality... people would say'It can't be a hit - it doesn't have a chorus... You're talking about pubic hair, oh my God!' All tracks were written by Dorland Bray, Helen Carter and Stephen Philip. "Disneyland" "Creatures of Habit" "Wreaths and Bouquets" " Hercules" "Man Overboard" "Waiting Room" Do-Ré-Mi members Dorland Bray — drums, backing vocals Helen Carter — bass guitar, backing vocals Deborah Conway — lead vocalist Stephen Philip — guitarAdditional musicians Peter Doyletrumpet Louise Elliot — tenor saxophone Paul Hester — timbales

Tim Joyce

Tim Joyce is an American meteorologist and newscaster on Seattle, Washington's Q13 TV station, an affiliate of the Fox television network, presents weather and traffic for the Portland, Oregon-based station KRCW on the "Portland's Morning News" program, part of the nationally-broadcast "Eye Opener" morning program. He worked at several other television stations, including nine years in the Eugene, Oregon and seven at the CBS affiliate KOIN, in Portland. Tim Joyce is one of the few gay television personalities on-air in the Pacific Northwest. Joyce was born in Chicago, he attended the University of Kansas, majoring in journalism and working for campus radio station KJHK-FM while there. While working in Eugene, Oregon, he studied meteorology at Mississippi State University, earning a Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology with advanced standing, in 2003. Joyce's first job on-air was at KTKA-TV in Kansas. In 1995, Joyce moved to Eugene, where he worked for KVAL-TV. In 2000, Joyce began working for KMTR-TV in neighboring Springfield.

He co-hosted the morning show for the NBC affiliate which became the number-one morning show in the Eugene/Springfield area. He worked as a meteorologist for Portland, Oregon, CBS affiliate KOIN from 2004 until April 2011. In November 2011, he began working at Portland station KRCW, on its then-new "Portland's Morning News" program, he has worked for Seattle-based Northwest Cable News. Interview of Tim Joyce by radio station KBOO, February 2011 Official biography on Q13 website

Ian Milne

Ian Milne is an Irish republican politician from Northern Ireland. Born in Bellaghy, County Londonderry, Milne joined the Official Irish Republican Army-linked Fianna Éireann youth group soon after its formation, but the following year moved to join the Provisional IRA, he was gaoled in 1971. He was imprisoned in the Crumlin Road Jail, but escaped in January 1973; the following year, he was arrested in the Republic of Ireland after stealing a Garda car, was sentenced to five years in Portlaoise Prison. However, he again escaped, remained an active paramilitary based in Northern Ireland. During the mid-1970s, the Royal Ulster Constabulary described Milne as one of its three "most wanted". In 1977, he was sentenced to life for killing a British soldier. Serving time at Long Kesh, he participated in the blanket protest, he was released in 1992. At the 2005 Northern Ireland local elections, Milne was elected to Magherafelt District Council for Sinn Féin, he held his seat in 2011. While on the council, he spent a period as chairman.

In 2013, he was co-opted to the Northern Ireland Assembly in Mid Ulster. He was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly for Mid Ulster at the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly election. Milne has been served civil writs for his alleged involvement in the murder of Jimmy Speer on 9 November 1976. In December 2018, he resigned as MLA to seek reelection to local government, he is was elected to Mid Ulster District Council in 2019

River Dore

The River Dore is a tributary of the River Monnow in Herefordshire, England. It rises on Cusop Hill, in the foothills of the Black Mountains, close to the border between England and Wales, it flows for 12 miles through the villages of Dorstone, Vowchurch, Abbey Dore and Pontrilas, before reaching the Monnow near Llangua. The Monnow itself is a tributary; the name Dore derives from the Welsh word dŵr, meaning "water". The word was interpreted by the Norman French as "d'or", meaning "golden", the river valley, through this misunderstanding became known in English as "Golden Valley"; the river is noted including trout and grayling. In 2006, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust initiated a programme to clear the river of invasive mink, repopulate it with water voles. A two-mile section of the river ran dry in October 2011, this was attributed to unusually low rainfall during the spring and summer of 2011. Abstraction of water was not thought to be a major contributor according to the Environment Agency, the explanation being instead the effect of the local geology combined with low rainfall

Unincorporated towns in Nevada

Nevada state law allows for governance of unincorporated towns under two different systems. The Unincorporated Town Government Law, adopted in 1975, applies to counties of 100,000 people or more, any other county that opts in. For other counties, a patchwork system of laws applies. A 1975 study by the state Legislative Commission identified 39 unincorporated towns in Nevada; as of 2014, the state Demographer's Office listed 44 unincorporated towns. The Unincorporated Town Government Law, adopted in 1975, applies to counties with a population over 100,000, any other county whose commissioners pass an ordinance adopting the law. Under this law, unincorporated towns are provided extra services by the county, paid for by property taxes or other revenue sources from the town. A town can be formed by an initiative petition by the county commissioners. A town advisory board is impaneled for each town; the county commissioners may choose for the town advisory board to be elected by town residents, or appointed by the commissioners.

In either case, the commissioners may remove a board member at any time. The advisory board is responsible for acting as a liaison between the residents and the county commissioners, advising the commissioners on budgets and local ordinances; the commissioners may delegate to the advisory board management of local expenditures. In counties where the Unincorporated Town Government Law does not apply, a town board may be established for an unincorporated town, either by initiative petition or act of the county commissioners; the five-member board is elected by residents. The county commission may levy a property tax of up to 1.5% on all property in the town. This tax, other town revenue, is placed in a town fund administered by the county, to be used only for the benefit of the town. Many town government functions can be exercised jointly by the town board or the county commissioners, such as providing local services, adopting ordinances, regulating businesses, establishing police and fire departments, issuing bondsAs an alternative to a town board, county commissioners may create a citizens' advisory council for an unincorporated town.

The three-to-five-member council is appointed by commissioners after an "informal election". The council acts in an advisory and liaison capacity, does not affect the responsibilities of the commissioners; the option to establish a town board was enacted in 1967. The system was unpopular, because of an impractical provision that required two county commissioners to sit on the town board; the citizens' advisory council provision was passed into law in 1973. The town board law was amended in 1985 to remove the requirement of county commissioners serving on the board