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North Warwickshire

North Warwickshire is a local government district and borough in Warwickshire, England. The main town in the district is Atherstone where the offices of North Warwickshire Borough Council are based. Other significant places include Coleshill, Polesworth and Hartshill; the North Warwickshire district was created on 1 April 1974 by a merger of the Atherstone Rural District and parts of the Meriden Rural District. North Warwickshire is a rural area with several small towns; the area had a large coal mining industry, but this has died out. The district is remote from the rest of Warwickshire, as the county is split in two by the West Midlands; the boundaries of North Warwickshire are similar to those of the North Warwickshire parliamentary constituency. However the constituency includes the town of Bedworth; the local MP is Craig Tracey. In 2007 the Conservatives took overall control of the Borough Council for the first time since the creation of the council within its current boundaries; the Council was retaken by Labour in 2011.

It borders the Warwickshire district of Nuneaton and Bedworth to the east, the county of Leicestershire to the north-east, Staffordshire to the north-west, the West Midlands to the south and south-west. Settlements in North Warwickshire include: Ansley, Astley, Austrey Baddesley Ensor, Bentley, Blythe End Caldecote, Corley, Curdworth Dordon Fillongley, Furnace End Gilson, Great Packington, New Grendon, Old Grendon Hartshill, Heath Whitacre, Hurley Common Kingsbury Lea Marston, Little Packington Mancetter, Merevale, Moxhull Nether Whitacre, Newton Regis, No Man's Heath Over Whitacre Polesworth Seckington, Shuttington, Water Orton, Whitacre Heath, Wiggins Hill, Wood End, Wood End For a list of wards in North Warwickshire by population see here As of August 2018, the party composition was as follows: Historically, local election results have fallen like this: The Borough is a marginal seat between the Conservatives and Labour. Within the Borough, Polesworth East and Wood End are considered Labour safe seats, Fillongley, Water Orton, Newton Regis and Curdworth are considered safe Conservative seats.

Hurley and Wood End

Henry Memorial Center

The Henry Memorial Center is a multi-purpose collegiate sports complex on the campus of Washington & Jefferson College. It houses a gymnasium and a natatorium; the Henry Memorial Center has an auxiliary basketball gym court, two handball courts, a wrestling practice room, a weightroom. The third floor houses coaches’ and administrative offices and the bottom floor houses the locker room facilities; the building was built in 1970 and is named after W&J graduate and long-time athletic director Pete Henry. The main gymnasium serves as the home site for W&J's wrestling and men's basketball team and the women's basketball teams, its bleachers can hold 2,000 spectators. The natatorium serves as the event center for the men's and women's swimming and diving teams as well as the men's and women's water polo squads; the facility has a 25-yard pool, with depths ranging four to seven feet deep. The pool has diving boards of one and three meter heights. A balcony overlooking the pool can house 300 spectators.

The natatorium was the site of the 1976 and 1980 NCAA Division III Men's Swimming and Diving Championships. During the 2008 Presidential primary election, former President Bill Clinton stumped for his wife, Hillary Clinton, in the gymnasium. Vice President Dick Cheney spoke in the gymnasium during the 2004 Presidential election, it was the site for the 2005 Presidential inauguration of Tori Haring Smith It has hosted Pittsburgh Steelers charity basketball games in 2007 and 2010. Media related to Henry Memorial Center at Wikimedia Commons


Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Ruotsinpyhtää, Pernå and Liljendal were consolidated to Loviisa on January 1, 2010, it was part of the Eastern Uusimaa region. The municipality had a population of 2,893 and covered an area of 470.03 square kilometres of which 193.36 km2 is water. The population density was 10.46 inhabitants per square kilometre. The municipality was bilingual, with majority being Finnish and minority Swedish speakers; the area of Ruotsinpyhtää was part of Pyhtää. After the Treaty of Åbo in 1743 the border between Sweden and Russian Empire was drawn on the Ahvenkoski rapid, dividing Pyhtää between the two states. Due to this the western side became known as Ruotsinpyhtää. In 1744 Jakob Forsell and Anders Nohrström bought the local ironworks, renamed Strömfors after their surnames. In 1817 Strömfors became the official Swedish name for the municipality; the Ruotsinpyhtää church was built in 1771 from wood. The church was renovated in 1898 to its current gothic revival appearance.

Gustaf Mickels Henrik Kullberg Sylvi Siltanen Pamela Tola Toni Lindberg Virginia af Forselles Media related to Ruotsinpyhtää at Wikimedia Commons Municipality of Ruotsinpyhtää – Official website Map of Ruotsinpyhtää

Frank Ellis (radiologist)

Frank Ellis was a world leader in the treatment of cancer by radiation therapy. He was born in Sheffield and was educated at King Edward VII School and the University of Sheffield, he subsequently worked as a radiation oncologist at Sheffield. In 1943 he became the first director of the Radiotherapy Department at the Royal London Hospital. In 1950 he established the Radiotherapy Department at the Churchill Oxford. After retiring in 1970, he held visiting professorial appointments at the University of Southern California, in Wisconsin and at the Memorial Sloane-Kettering Institute in New York. Ellis was President of the British Institute of Radiology, he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal College of Radiologists in 1987. He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his contributions to cancer services over much of the 20th century. Ellis was a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Radiologists and the American College of Radiology; the Frank Ellis Medal of the Royal College of Radiologists is awarded in his honour and a lecture is held in his name.

He was active until close to his death at the age of 100, receiving in person a Sheffield University honorary doctorate at the age of 100, attending the centenary celebrations at the University of Sheffield in 2005 and the Old Edwardians dinner in 2005. There was a memorial service for him at Wolfson College, Oxford, on 17 June 2006. Various Google references

Marta Kuzma

Marta Kuzma is a curator, art theorist, educator. In 2016, she became Dean of the Yale School of Art and is the first woman to serve in that role since the school was founded in 1869, she was the vice chancellor and rector of the Stockholm Royal Institute of Art since 2014. Prior to her tenure at the Royal Institute of Art, Kuzma served eight years as director of the Office for Contemporary Art Norway. In this role, she curated OCA's contribution to the Venice Biennial with the projects "The Collectors: Elmgreen & Dragset", "The State of Things", "Beware of the Holy Whore: Munch and the Dilemma of Emancipation", she was the founding director of the Soros Center for Contemporary Art in Kiev, the artistic director of the Washington Project for the Arts, in Washington, D. C. and was head of international exhibitions program at International Center of Photography in New York. In 2004, she co-curated Manifesta 5 with Massimilano Gioni in San Sebastian, Spain and in 2012 and she was a curator for Documenta.

She holds a B. A. in Art History and Political Economics from Barnard College and an M. A. in Aesthetics and Art Theory from the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Middlesex University, London

Charles Chanson

Charles Chanson was the Commander of the French-Indo-Chinese forces in southern Vietnam during the First Indochina War. Born on 18 February 1902 in Grenoble, Charles Marie Ferreol Chanson was educated at Ecole Polytechnique, his father was General Henri Chanson and his great grandfather was General Achille Chanson. All were artillery officers. During World War II, Chanson served in France during the Battle of France, in North Africa from 1941, with the general staff of U. S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower in Germany, he was posted to Indochina in 1946 where he was Commander of the French-Indo-Chinese forces in South Viet Nam. During his five years in Indochina, he was credited with the restoration of peace and security in southern Vietnam following the capitulation of the Japanese Forces in 1945 and the void left by the Allied forces. Between 1950 and 1951, he worked with General Jean Marie de Lattre de Tassigny who commanded French troops in Indochina, providing troops to defend northern Vietnam against the Viet Minh.

Chanson was killed on 31 July 1951 at Sadec in southern Vietnam, when a caodaist suicide bomber exploded a grenade. Governor Thai Lap Thanh and the bomber died in the explosion