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Northwood, London

Northwood is an area in the north-west of Greater London, England. It is located within the London Borough of Hillingdon and the historic county of Middlesex, on the border with Hertfordshire, is 14.5 miles from Charing Cross. The area consists of the elevated settlement of Northwood and Northwood Hills, both of which are served by stations on the Metropolitan line of the London Underground. At the 2011 census, the population of Northwood was 10,949, down from 11,068 in 2008, while the population of Northwood Hills was 11,578, up from 10,833 in 2001. Northwood adjoins Ruislip Woods National Nature Reserve, it was used for location filming of the Goods' and Leadbetters' houses and surrounding streets in the BBC TV sitcom The Good Life. Northwood was first recorded in 1435 as Northwode, formed from the Old English'north' and'wode', meaning'the northern wood', in relation to Ruislip. In 1086 at the Domesday Book the Northwood-embracing parish of Ruislip had immense woodland, sufficient to support one parish with 1,500 pigs per year, a park for wild beasts.

The hamlet of Northwood grew up along the north side of the Rickmansworth-Pinner road which passes across the north-east of the parish. Apart from this road and internal networks in areas of scattered settlement to the east and west, Ruislip had only three ancient roads of any importance of which Ducks Hill Road was the only one in the Northwood hamlet; this followed the course of the modern road from its junction with the Rickmansworth road in the northwest corner of the parish. It ran south through Ruislip village as Bury Street and continued through the open fields as Down Barns Road to West End in Northolt. Northwood had a manorial grange in 1248, which may have occupied the site of the Northwood Grange; the monks of the Bec Abbey who lived at Manor Farm in Ruislip in the 11th century owned this grange. A few cottages at Northwood are mentioned in the 1565 national survey. Two hundred years the shape of the hamlet, composed of a few farms and dwellings scattered along the Rickmansworth road, had altered little except for the addition of Holy Trinity church.

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury had 568 acres of Ruislip cleared of forest. Northwood, however and separated from the rest of the parish by a belt of woodland, took until the 19th century to form a village — 350 acres in the manor of St. Catherine's were inclosed under the first Middlesex Inclosure Act in 1769 privatizing land which lay west of Ducks Hill Road, including West Wood, common ground. A further 3,000 acres of Ruislip parish were inclosed in 1804; the character of the area in providing for Northwood and Ruislip Hills to have the majority of open spaces as opposed to housing land was begun by transfers of open space land to the public as early as 1899. The open nature of the district attracted three hospitals to move or establish in this part of the parish: Mount Vernon Hospital, St. Vincent's Orthopaedic Hospital and Northwood and District Hospital. A land survey of Northwood conducted in 1565 by King's College, the new lords of the manor of Ruislip, recorded ten houses and several farms.

By 1881, the population of Northwood had reached 257, with 62 houses recorded from 41 people in 1841. David Carnegie owned the large Eastbury Park Estate in the north of the area in 1881. In 1887, the Metropolitan Railway was extended from Harrow-on-the-Hill to Rickmansworth and Carnegie sold his land to Frank Carew for development for £59,422. Northwood station opened in August that year. Carew stipulated the prices for the new housing he had built, with the cottages along the west side of the High Street priced at £120, he had hoped. The High Street itself had been a track leading on from Rickmansworth Road to Gate Hill Farm; the first shops opened in 1895 on the east side of the road, included a hairdresser, butchers and a fishmongers. Carew sold the majority of the estate to George Wieland in 1892. By 1902, the population had running 36 shops. In 1904, the Emmanuel Church opened in Northwood Hills, designed by Sir Frank Elgood, a local architect, it had been built in 1895 to serve as a school.

Elgood served as chairman of the Ruislip-Northwood Urban District Council. Northwood and Pinner Cottage Hospital was built in 1926 as a memorial to the First World War, using donations from the Ruislip Cottagers' Allotments Charity. Northwood is home to Northwood Headquarters, in the grounds of Eastbury Park, the estate purchased by David Carnegie in 1857; the Royal Air Force took over the site in 1939 for the use of RAF Coastal Command which made use of Eastbury house and created a network of underground bunkers and operations blocks, at which time the house was used as the leading Officers' Mess, though was subsequently damaged by fire. The RAF vacated the site in 1969, it is now the location of the British Armed Forces Permanent Joint Headquarters for planning and controlling overseas military operations, together with the NATO Maritime Command. A new community centre on the town's high street, replacing an older building, was opened by the local MP Nick Hurd in September 2012; the new building was named the Kate Fassnidge Community Centre after the Uxbridge landowner who donated some of her land to the borough, replaced a derelict dining club, a Ritz cinema.

On 4 July 1948 a Scandinavian Airlines Douglas DC-6 on a flight from Amsterdam to RAF Northolt collided with an RAF Avro York coming from Malta over Northwood. Both aircraft crashed. Northwood post town extends into two contiguous neig

Complete Onside Soccer

Complete Onside Soccer is a football simulation game programmed by Elite Systems and published by Telstar Electronic Studios for the PlayStation and MS-DOS. It was released in 1998 in Japan, it is one of the several games featured by Peter Schmeichel, like Peter Schmeichel Soccer or Soccer Superstars Peter SchmeichelThere is a version of Onside Soccer developed for the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, released in 2007 by OlderGames. The game centres on team management and on-pitch play using British and European football teams of the 96/97 season; the game was not as popular or innovative as similar FIFA products but despite poor graphics it can be rewarding with both 11-a-side or indoor 5-a-side. It supports a single player through tournaments and leagues or 2 players for versus play, with weather options and commentary. Complete Onside Soccer at MobyGames Onside Soccer at

2013 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 2013 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was played between March 14 and March 13, 2013 at campus locations and at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Massachusetts–Lowell River Hawks won their first Hockey East Tournament and earned the Hockey East's automatic bid into the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament; the tournament featured three rounds of play. The teams that finish below eighth in the conference are not eligible for tournament play. In the first round, the first and eighth seeds, the second and seventh seeds, the third seed and sixth seeds, the fourth seed and fifth seeds played a best-of-three with the winner advancing to the semifinals. In the semifinals, the highest and lowest seeds and second highest and second lowest seeds play a single-elimination game, with the winner advancing to the championship game; the tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. Note: GP = Games Played.

Iodine Global Network

The Iodine Global Network describes itself as a "non-profit, non-government organization for the sustainable elimination of iodine deficiency worldwide." The Iodine Global Network was founded with its inaugural meeting held in Kathmandu, Nepal. In 2002, the Network for Sustained Elimination of Iodine Deficiency was launched at the Special Session for Children. In 2012, the two organizations combined to form IGN. In December 2014, the organization was renamed to "Iodine Global Network" from "International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders Global Network"; the domain name of the IGN's website was changed from to IGN has partnered with the World Health Organization and UNICEF on work related to iodine deficiency, it has partnered with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition to establish quality management systems for salt iodization. Other partners include the Micronutrient Initiative, Kiwanis International, the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a number of salt manufacturing companies around the world.

IGN is affiliated with the International Union of Nutritional Sciences. Official website


Teuthis was a city of ancient Arcadia. It is mentioned in Pausanias, who visited and described its temples, who narrated the elaborate story of King Teuthis' dispute with Agamemnon and goddess Athena in Aulis, prior to the Greek fleet's departure for the Trojan War. According to Pausanias, Teuthis together with Theisoa and Methydrium, were three cities who "belonged" to Orchomenus but whose inhabitants decided to relocate and join many others in forming the Great City, in 371 BCE in order to better protect themselves from the Spartans. Although labeled by some as a "Homeric" city, Teuthis is not explicitly mentioned in Homer, thus the oldest and the only "original" information we have about its location can be found in Pausanias. His description of the whereabouts of Teuthis is open to interpretation and, has caused a great deal of disagreement among the 19th century knowledgeable western travelers of Arcadia; the following tabulation lists the names of the most important of such "περιηγηταί" all of which used Pausanias' book as a guide in their Arcadian travels.

With regard to Teuthis, their educated guesses involve two locations: the Akova/Galatas area in the north,) and the town of Dimitsana in the south: 1. Location of Teuthis in the Akova/Galatas area Pouqueville, Boblaye, Curtius, Peytier, Kiessling 2. Location of Teuthis in the Dimitsana area Leake, Philippson, Kiepert 3. Location NOT in Dimitsana Levi 4. Either location probable Frazer, Blűmner In addition to the above, there are a few "περιηγηταί" who did not express their own opinion as to the Teuthis location but, quoted names of the above listing. For example, J. Conder referenced Gell, W. Smith quoted Ross, C. Bursian "thanked" Leake, W. Hughes' map reflects Leake's ideas on the subject. Having practiced - at best - "surface archaeology", most of the distinguished travelers listed above were careful when they wrote about the location of the city, they used words like "probably", "perhaps", "may". Only Ross and Levi took a definite stand on the issue. Latterman was firm about his choice, but he erroneously used Leake's name in the process.

Travelling on the road which joins Heraia with Megalopolis, Pausanias reached the village of Gortys, which used to be a city, described the temple of Asclepius. He wrote about the river of the city, which has cold water in the summer, he explained that the southern part of it - which flows into the Alpheios - was called Gortynios, while the northern part was called Lousios. The end of the next paragraph in Pausanias's "Arcadika", contains the first significant information about the location problem: " Ἔχει μὲν δὴ τὰς πηγὰς ἐν Θεισόᾳ τῆ Μεθυδριεῦσιν ὁμόρῳ" "But its springs are in Theisoa, which borders on the Methydrienses" In other words, the Theisoa greater area, which borders the west part of Methydrio, extends all the way north-east of modern Langadia, where the actual springs of Gortynios/Lusios are found. Any map of the area shows that Theisoa -, near the modern village of Karkalou - is located quite north of Gortys. Thus, it can be safely assumed that Pausanias was moving in a south-to-north direction, having started from Gortys and going toward Teuthis, since: "τῇ χώρᾳ δὲ τῇ Θεισόᾳ προσεχὴς κώμη Τεῦθίς ἐστι: πάλαι δὲ ἦν πόλισμα ἡ Τεῦθις."

"Bordering town to Theisoa is Teuthis, a city." That is, bordering Theisoa, was located somewhere north of Gortys. Pausanias, mentions Theisoa first, but does not indicate whether he visited there, and this, gets things complicated. Given the terrain of the greater area and the fact that Methydrium is the eastern neighbor of Theisoa Teuthis itself could be either the southern or the north-western neighbor. Thus, one must decide for which one of the two situations the phrase "Teuthis borders Theisoa" makes more sense, it is obvious that only systematic excavations can put an end to the doubts raised by the fact that no inscription naming Teuthis has been found in Dimitsana, the modern town which has "claimed" the name of the ancient city for its own ruins. As for contemporary arguments in support of such a claim, one can judge for himself reading the following opinions of esteemed personnel of the British and French "archaeology" schools in Athens, respectively: · "Dhimitsana.. The site is identified with ancient Teuthis."

· "Si l'on admet que Teuthis était au Sud de Thisoa, près du Gortynios, l'attribution àcette bourgade des vestiges antiques visibles dans le village de Dimitsana, au Sud-Ouest de Karkalou" (If we assume that Teuthis was to the south of Thisoa, near the Gortynios, there can be little doubt a

2014 Enfield London Borough Council election

The 2014 Enfield Council election took place on 22 May 2014 to elect members of Enfield London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Labour party retained overall control of the council, increasing their majority over the Conservative party by five seats; the last election in 2010 saw Labour winning a majority with 36 seats, compared to 27 for the Conservatives. No other parties held seats. Labour retained control, winning 41 seats, five of them gained from the Conservatives who dropped to 22 seats. Labour dominated in the east and south of the borough, retaining all their existing seats, while the Conservatives held most of their seats in the centre and west of the borough, though they lost two seats to Labour in Southgate Green ward, as well as single seats in Bush Hill Park and Winchmore Hill wards. For the second consecutive election, there was no representation from other parties on the council; the Greens fielded candidates in every ward for the second successive election and finished third in the election in terms of votes cast.

The Liberal Democrats performed poorly: standing in only eight of the 21 wards and only picking up 1% of the overall vote, they finished fifth, with UKIP in fourth. Save Chase Farm, who won three seats on the council in 2006, did not stand any candidates after the closure of the A&E department at Chase Farm Hospital, though one of their former councillors, Kieran McGregor, stood for the National Health Action Party in Town ward; the BNP and TUSC fielded candidates. There were five independent candidates