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North Ockendon

North Ockendon is the easternmost and most outlying settlement of Greater London and part of the London Borough of Havering. It is 18.4 miles east northeast of Charing Cross and consists of a dispersed settlement within the Metropolitan Green Belt. It was an ancient parish in the county of Essex, abolished for civil purposes in 1936. North Ockendon is the only area in Greater London outside the M25 London Orbital Motorway. North Ockendon is north of South Ockendon, in Essex. North Ockendon parish had an ancient shape, elongated east-west, thus contrasting with a series of perpendicular parishes to its north and west. With the adjoining parishes this formed a large estate, at least middle-Saxon or even Roman or Bronze age. From 1894 until it was abolished in 1936, North Ockendon formed a parish in the Orsett Rural District of Essex; the majority of its former area was used to enlarge the Cranham parish of Hornchurch Urban District and the remainder of the former parish, around 383 acres, was used to form part of Thurrock Urban District in 1936.

In 1965 Hornchurch Urban District was abolished and its former area, including North Ockendon, was transferred to Greater London and used to form the present-day London Borough of Havering. North Ockendon and Great Warley were to the east of the M25 motorway. In 1992 it was proposed that the part of Greater London to the east of the M25 should be transferred to Essex, with the Great Warley section north of the railway transferred to Brentwood and the North Ockendon section to the south transferred to Thurrock; the transfer of North Ockendon from London to Essex was opposed, with Nicholas Bonsor MP stating that his constituents agreed it had "more affinity with Havering than with Thurrock". Following the review the Great Warley section was transferred to Essex, but the North Ockendon part was not, leaving it the only part of Greater London to be outside the M25 motorway. North Ockendon is the location of Stubbers, a former stately home, demolished in 1955 and the grounds of which are now used as an activity centre.

Elizabeth Kucinich, wife of the U. S. congressman and presidential candidate, was born in North Ockendon in 1977. North Ockendon lies within the Upminster ward; the 2011 census showed. Indian and Black African were 1% each. To the east is a small area of fenland, which extends into Bulphan and the rest is clays and Thames alluvials; the land is low lying. The field boundaries are wholly rectilinear. In the far north, beyond the London and Southend Railway, it borders the villages of Great Warley, Little Warley and Childerditch in the borough of Brentwood; the settlements of West Horndon and Bulphan are to the east, South Ockendon, to the south, is in the borough and unitary authority of Thurrock. It is the only significant settlement in Greater London; the parish church of St Mary Magdelene has a re-used Norman nave door on the south side of the nave. Its tower was used in the first accurate measurement of the speed of sound, by the Reverend William Derham, Rector of Upminster. Gunshots were fired from the tower and the flash thereof was observed by telescope from the tower of the church of St Laurence, Upminster.

The nearest railway stations are at Upminster. London bus routes 347 and 370 directly link the area with Upminster and Romford, as well as Lakeside Shopping Centre, Essex routes 269 and X81 link the area with Brentwood as well as Grays and Lakeside Shopping Centre. Hidden London: North Ockendon

Paralaudakia himalayana

The Himalayan agama is an agamid lizard found in Central Asia and South Asia. Head much depressed. Upper head-scales smooth. Throat plicate. Body depressed, with a less distinct fold on each side of the back. Limbs strong, with compressed digits. Tail rounded, much depressed at the base, covered with moderate-sized keeled scales arranged in rings. Males with a double or triple row of thickened pre-anal scales. Olive above, marbled with black, with round light spots producing a network. NE Afghanistan, N Pakistan, Nepal, China, SE Turkmenistan, eastward through W Tajikistan to W Kyrgyzstan and E Uzbekistan. Type locality: Leh and Kargil, Ladakh-Region. Ananjeva N B. New species of the mountain agamas from Agama chernovi sp. nov.. TRUDY ZOOLOGICHESKOGO INSTITUTA AKADEMII NAUK SSSR 101:23-27. Ananjeva, N. B. & Tuniev. Some aspects of historical biogeography of Asian rock agamids Russ. J. Herpetol. 1:43. Steindachner, F.. In: Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858,1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair, Vol. 1, part 3.

K. Gerold's Sohn/Kaiserlich-Königl. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, Wien Paralaudakia himalayana at the Reptile Database

Tirumeeyachur Mehanadhar Temple

Tirumeeyachur Mehanadhar Temple is a Hindu temple located at Thirumeeyachur in Tiruvarur district, Tamil Nadu, India. The presiding deity is Shiva, he is called as Meganathaswami. His consort is known as Lalithambika, it is one of the shrines of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams - Shiva Sthalams glorified in the early medieval Tevaram poems by Tamil Saivite Nayanar Tirugnanasambandar. Tirumeeyachur Ilamkovil Sakalabhuvaneswarar Temple is found in this temple premises. Tirugnanasambandar describes the feature of the deity as: "Sri Mehanadhar temple". Dinamalar. "Muyarchinatheswarar Temple, Tirumeeyachur". Shiva Temples of Tamilnadu, Paadal Petra Sivasthalangal

Quillacollo Province

Quillacollo is a province in the Cochabamba Department, Bolivia. It is known for its festival in August where people from all over Bolivia come and pay homage to the Virgin of Urqupiña. Quillacollo is said to be one of the fastest growing cities in Bolivia. One of the highest peaks of the province is Tunari at 5,023 m. Other mountains are listed below: The province is divided into five municipalities which are further subdivided into cantons; the languages spoken in the Quillacollo Province are Spanish and Quechua. The following table shows the number of those belonging to the recognized group of speakers. Ch'aki Mayu Inka Raqay Sayt'u Qucha Tunari National Park 17°20′S 66°15′W

Daddy's Little Girl (album)

Daddy's Little Girl is the only album released by rapper, Nikki D. It was released on September 3, 1991 through Def Jam Recordings and featured production from S. I. D. Prince Paul, Sam Server and The Bomb Squad's Eric Sadler; the album reached No. 54 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The album is notable for being Def Jam's first rap album released by a female. To date the album has sold 44,000 copies. "Daddy's Little Girl" "Monday We'll Be Together" "Hang on Kid" "The Beauty Shop" "All About You" "Sunny Daze" "Wasted Pussy" "Your Man Is My Man" "18 and Loves to Go" "Another Man Is Beatin' My Time" "Gotta up the Ante for the Panties" "Freak Accident" "Lettin' off Steam"

Ryō Tamura (comedian)

Ryō Tamura is a Japanese comedian who performs tsukkomi and writes the gags for the comedy duo London Boots Ichi-gō Ni-gō. His partner in the duo is Atsushi Tamura. In June 2019, alongside other Yoshimoto Kogyo affiliated comedians, was suspended from activities for appearing at yakuza-run parties. Tamura had accepted ¥500,000 from the yakuza. Although the hard ban on the Tamura was lifted on August 19th, he remained inactive in the industry until January 10th, 2020, when it was announced that he will be returning as a talent under the agency London Boots, under an exclusive contract with Yoshimoto. Tamura is represented with Yoshimoto Creative Agency through Yoshimoto Kogyo in Tokyo up until January 9th, 2020, he transferred to the personal agency London Boots, created by his comedic duo partner Atsushi Tamura on January 10th, 2020. He graduated from Osaka Prefectural Akutagawa High School. Official website – Yoshimoto Kogyo Geinin Profile Ryō Tamura on Twitter