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Penrith, Cumbria

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. It lies less than 3 miles outside the bounds of the Lake District National Park. In Cumberland, Penrith's local authority is Eden District Council, based in the town. Penrith was the seat of Penrith Urban and Rural District Councils. From 1974 to 2015, it was an unparished area with no town council of its own, but a civil parish was recreated in 2015, as Penrith Town Council; the first elections to the new council took place on 7 May 2015. The etymology of the name has been debated. Several toponymists argue for a derivation from the Cumbric or Welsh pen'head, end' + Cumbric rid, Welsh rhyd'ford'. On this basis, the name would mean "chief ford", "hill ford", "ford end" or Whaley's suggestion: "the head of the ford" or "headland by the ford". Penrith, lies about 1 mile from the nearest crossing of the River Eamont at Eamont Bridge. An alternative has been suggested consisting of the same pen element meaning "head, top" + the equivalent of Welsh rhudd "crimson".

The name "red hill" may refer to the north-east of today's town. There is a place called Redhills to the south-west, near the M6 motorway; the Roman fort of Voreda occupied the site now known as Old Penrith, five miles north of the town. The Roman road from Manchester to Carlisle ran through the area. Excavations before an extension to Penrith Cemetery showed the road had survived better at the edges of the field; the cobble and gravel surfaces seemed to have been ploughed out at the centre. The road was constructed by excavating a shallow trench below subsoil level. Large cobbles were obtained nearby, as they did not appear in the subsoil in the excavated area, they were added to the excavated subsoil dumped back into the cut to form a stable foundation, canted at the centre of the road. Penrith was an urban district between 1974, when it was merged into Eden District; the authority's area was coterminous with the civil parish of Penrith although when the council was abolished Penrith became an unparished area.

The area had been an urban sanitary district presided over by the Local Board of Health. As well as the town of itself the district contained the hamlets of Carleton, Plumpton Head and part of the village of Eamont Bridge; the district was divided into four wards, South and West, which remained the basic local government divisions in the town until the 1990s. From 1906 the council was based at Penrith Town Hall, two houses, believed at one point to have been designed by Robert Adam. In the 1920s Penrith Castle came into the possession of the council; the grounds were turned into a public park, Castle Hill or Tyne Close Housing Estate was built nearby. Further pre-war council housing was built at Fair Hill and Castletown and after World War II at Scaws and Pategill; the district was surrounded on three sides by the Penrith Rural District. Penrith is in the parliamentary constituency of the Border. Neil Hudson was elected its Conservative Member of Parliament at the 2019 General Election, replacing Rory Stewart.

Penrith has three levels of local government – county and parish. For county purposes it is governed by Cumbria County Council, whose social services and education departments used to have area offices in the town. Penrith is the seat of administration for Eden District Council one of the largest districts by area in England, it is based at offices in Penrith Town Hall and the building now known as Mansion House, but known as Bishop Yards House. A civil parish of Penrith was first formed in 1866. Between 1894 and 1974 the Urban District council acted as the parish council, but on its abolition, its successor authority, Eden District Council, decided that Penrith would become an unparished area under the district council's direct control. In 2014 a referendum was held open to all registered voters in the unparished area of Penrith to see if they wanted a parish council for Penrith, the result was in favour; the first elections to this council were held on 7 May 2015. At first the town council was based in offices in St Andrews Place, but since 2017 it has moved to the former county council offices in Friargate.

For the purposes of electing councillors to Eden District Council and to Penrith Town Council, the civil parish of Penrith is divided into six wards: Penrith West: Castletown and parts of the town centre and Townhead Penrith North: part of the town centre, the New Streets, most of Townhead and the outlying settlements of Roundthorn and Plumpton Head Penrith South: Wetheriggs, Castle Hill, a small part of the town centre, part of Eamont Bridge and part of the Bridge Lane/Victoria Road area Penrith East: part of the town centre, Carleton Parklands and Barco Penrith Carleton: Carleton Village, High Carleton, Carleton Heights, Carleton Hall Gardens Penrith Pategill: Pategill, Carleton Drive/Place, Tynefield Drive/Court and part of Eamont Bridge. Penrith West and South wards make up the Penrith West Electoral Division of Cumbria County Council, while East and Pategill wards combine to form Penrith East division. Penrith North, along with the rural Lazonby ward, makes up Penrith North division.

Penrith is located in the Eden Valley, just north of the River Eamont. Other local rivers bounding the town are the River Petteril. Thacka Beck flows through the centre of the town in a man-made watercourse, remaining underground, it con

Johannes Haw

Johannes Maria Haw was a German Roman Catholic priest and the founder of the Johannesbund of Leutesdorf and of the religious communities of the Community of the Sisters of St John of Mary the Queen and the Society of Missionaries of Saint John the Baptist. Johannes Haw was born in Schweich on the Moselle, he studied theology at the seminary in Trier and was ordained a priest on 30 March 1895 in Trier Cathedral by Bishop Michael Felix Korum. He was chaplain in the parish of Our Lady in Koblenz, vicar in Holz in Heusweiler and parish priest in Wintersdorf in Ralingen on the Sauer, he became a leading figure in the temperance movement in Germany. The bishop appointed him the diocesan representative of the temperance movement based in Trier. Shortly afterwards Fr. Haw became leader of the movement for the whole of Germany. In 1912 he acquired a house for groups of alcoholics; the foundation of the "Johannesbund" followed on 15 October 1919. Two religious orders arose from this: the Community of the Sisters of St John of Mary the Queen and the Society of Missionaries of Saint John the Baptist.

Both are based in Leutesdorf, but their members live and work in Portugal and India. Fr. Haw died in Leutesdorf in 1949; the process of beatification has begun. Schönhofen, Werner: Pater Johannes Maria Haw. Lebenslauf des Ordensgründers und sein Wirken in Leutesdorf in Heimat-Jahrbuch Landkreis Neuwied 2012, pp. 284–289, ISBN 978-3-9814662-0-1 Johannesbund website

Danny Klassen

Daniel Victor Klassen is a former American professional baseball infielder. He played four seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks and one season with the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. Klassen attended high school at John Carroll Catholic High School in Florida, he was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the second round of the 1993 Major League Baseball draft. In 1993, Klassen made his professional debut at the age of 17, he began with the Rookie–level Arizona League Brewers, appearing in 38 games and batting.222 with two home runs and 20 runs batted in. He was caught stealing three times. Klassen finished the 1993 season with the Helena Brewers a Rookie–level team. In 18 games with Helena, Klassen drove in three runs. Klassen spent the 1994 season with the Single-A Beloit Brewers of the Midwest League. In 133 games, his average climbed to.260 and he totaled 6 homers, 54 RBI, 28 stolen bases in 42 attempts. The following year, Klassen only appeared in 59 games, he batted.275 and tallied a pair of home runs, 25 runs batted in, 12 stolen bases.

For the 1996 season, Klassen was promoted to the Stockton Ports of the California League. He posted a. 269 average. Klassen hit two homers, drove in 46 runs, stole 14 bases in 22 attempts. Klassen joined the El Paso Diablos for the 1997 season. Playing in the AA–level Texas League, Klassen appeared in 133 games and his average rose to.331, which would prove to be a career–high. Klassen drove in 81 runs the most of his career, while hitting 14 home runs and stealing 16 bases. Klassen's best statistical season in the Brewers organization was his last. On November 18, 1997, Klassen was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in an expansion draft. Arizona assigned Klassen to the AAA Tucson Sidewinders of the Pacific Coast League. Over the course of the 1998 season, he posted a.292 average with Tucson, tallying 10 homers, 47 RBI, only 6 stolen bases over the course of 73 games. On July 4, Klassen made his Major League debut. Facing the Houston Astros, Klassen made four plate appearances, striking out once and drawing three walks.

He was caught attempting to steal second base in the fifth inning. He made 29 appearances with the Diamondbacks in 1998, batting.194, with three home runs and 8 RBI. Klassen's first Major League home run came on July 10, as he hit a two–run shot off Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Danny Graves. Klassen appeared in one game at the MLB level in 1999, again spending a majority of the season at Tucson. In 64 games with the Sidewinders, Klassen batted.269 with 6 homers, 33 RBI, 5 steals. Klassen split the 2000 season between Arizona. In the minors, he batted.320 with a pair of home runs in 28 games. With the Diamondbacks, Klassen batted.237 with two homers. In 2001, Klassen played in only seven games, all with the Sidewinders, hit.222. Klassen split the 2002 season between El Paso and Arizona, spending the majority of the year at Tucson. With AA El Paso, now a Diamondbacks affiliate, Klassen appeared in 18 games and batted.231, a percentage point higher than the.230 average he posted in 103 games with Tucson.

He hit. Klassen saw action in only four games at the Major League level, batting.333. On January 10, 2003, Klassen signed with the Detroit Tigers, he split their AAA affiliate, the Toledo Mud Hens. Klassen saw action in 112 games with the Mud Hens, batting.246 and tallying 11 homers and 48 RBI. At the major league level, Klassen made 22 appearances, he batted.247, with one home run and 7 RBI. Klassen played in his last MLB game on September 25. Klassen spent the entirety of the 2004 season with Toledo. In 110 games, he batted.253, driving in 38 runs. After the season, Klassen became a free agent. On December 14, he signed with the Chicago Cubs, he was sent to the Houston Astros on April 1, 2005. Klassen was part of Team Canada in the 2004 Summer Olympics, he was named to play for Canada at the World Baseball Classic. During the World Baseball Classic, he took the 2006 season off. In 2008, he retired at the end of the season. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference

Xi2 Sagittarii

Xi2 Sagittarii is a star in the zodiac constellation of Sagittarius. Data collected during the Hipparcos mission suggests it is an astrometric binary, although nothing is known about the companion, it is visible to the naked eye with a combined apparent visual magnitude of +3.51. Based upon an annual parallax shift of 8.93 mas as seen from Earth, this system is located around 370 light years from the Sun. The spectrum of Xi2 Sagittarii yields a mixed stellar classification of G8/K0 II/III, showing traits of a G- or K-type giant or bright giant star, it has an estimated 3.36 times the mass of about 14 times the Sun's radius. At an age of around 380 million years, it is radiating 676 times the Sun's luminosity from its photosphere at an effective temperature of 4,541 K

Lowell High School (Massachusetts)

Lowell High School is a single-campus public high school located in downtown Lowell, Massachusetts. The school is a part of Lowell Public Schools. Lowell, Massachusetts was incorporated as a town in 1826 and Lowell High School opened shortly after in 1831. One of its earliest homes was a small brick building on Middlesex Street owned by the Hamilton Manufacturing Company. Lowell's public schools were integrated and African American Caroline Van Vronker was a student at Lowell High School in 1843, at a time when every public high school in Massachusetts and the United States was segregated. In 1840, the high school moved into a new building located between Kirk Street and Anne Street along the Merrimack Canal. Over the next 100 years, the school campus expanded; the oldest extant building replaced the 1840s building in 1893. In 1922, a large new building was built along Kirk Street and in the 1980s another building was built on the opposite side of the Merrimack Canal with connecting walkways over the canal.

There are now three major buildings with one limited to the Freshman Academy. Current enrollment is over 3000 students; the mascot of Lowell High School is the Red Raider and the school colors are maroon & gray. Charles Herbert Allen - Politician: Congressman. Straw - Politician: Governor of New Hampshire Paul Tsongas - Politician: Democratic. Changing Times: A Century and a Half at Lowell High School. 1840-1990 located on Kirk Street, Massachusetts

Haluk Akak├že

Haluk Akakçe is a contemporary artist living and working in New York and Istanbul whose work explores the intersections between society and technology through video animations, wall paintings and sound installations. He trained in architecture at Bilkent University, Ankara graduated with an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Akakçe's work has appeared in the Istanbul and São Paulo Biennials, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York and the Walker Art Center. Among his numerous solo shows, Akakçe has exhibited at the P. S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York and the Berlin KunstWerke. He was shortlisted for the Beck's Futures award at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London in 2004. In November 2006, Haluk Akakçe's The Sky is the Limit animated the 12.5 million LEDs of the enormous Viva Vision canopy on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas, a public art project in collaboration with Creative Time, the City of Las Vegas Arts Commission and the Fremont Street Experience.

At 8 p.m. each evening that month, the entire street was plunged into darkness before Akakçe's animation began to trickle across the LED surface turning the canopy into a cascade of abstractions and colors. Haluk Akakçe is represented by Richard Taittinger Gallery in New York. In March 2015, his work was feature in Sinthome. In May 2015, a solo exhibition, Come Midnight, was Akakçe's first U. S. presentation in nearly a decade. Come Midnight, Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York Haluk Akakçe: Open Studio, Istanbul, Turkey Love Time Garden, Istanbul, Turkey We Invite You to Fall in Love, Istanbul State Opera and Ballet and TheBritish Consulate, Turkey The Dervish, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zürich, Switzerland Coming Home, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK Reincarnation and Tabanlioglu, Turkey Fairy Tales Can Come True, It Can Happen to You, Galerist Tophane, Turkey They Call It Love, I Call It Madness, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zürich, Switzerland. Galerie Max Hetzler, Germany Haluk Akakçe: Videos, Sheldon Memorial Art Museum, Lincoln, NE Tomorrow is Another Day, Galerie Max Hetzler, Germany Panorámica, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico Haluk Akakçe, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY Haluk Akakçe, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas, Spain Come To Me And The World Will Be Ours Tonight, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Italy Richard Taittinger Gallery Cosmic Galerie, Paris Deitch Projects, New York Galerist, Istanbul Alison Jacques Gallery, London Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin Bernier/Eliades, Athens Bob Van Orsow Gallery, Zurich Alison Jacques Gallery