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Peterborough Cathedral

Peterborough Cathedral, properly the Cathedral Church of St Peter, St Paul and St Andrew – known as Saint Peter's Cathedral in the United Kingdom – is the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Peterborough, dedicated to Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Andrew, whose statues look down from the three high gables of the famous West Front. Although it was founded in the Anglo-Saxon period, its architecture is Norman, following a rebuilding in the 12th century. With Durham and Ely cathedrals, it is one of the most important 12th-century buildings in England to have remained intact, despite extensions and restoration. Peterborough Cathedral is known for its imposing Early English Gothic West Front which, with its three enormous arches, is without architectural precedent and with no direct successor; the appearance is asymmetrical, as one of the two towers that rise from behind the façade was never completed, but this is only visible from a distance. The original church, known as "Medeshamstede", was founded in the reign of the Anglo-Saxon King Peada of the Middle Angles in about 655 AD, as one of the first centres of Christianity in central England.

The monastic settlement with which the church was associated lasted at least until 870, when it was destroyed by Vikings. In an alcove of the New Building, an extension of the eastern end, lies an ancient stone carving: the Hedda Stone; this medieval carving of 12 monks, six on each side, commemorates the destruction of the Monastery and the death of the Abbot and Monks when the area was sacked by the Vikings in 864. The Hedda Stone was carved sometime after the raid, when the monastery slipped into decline. In the mid-10th century monastic revival a Benedictine Abbey was created and endowed in 966, principally by Athelwold, Bishop of Winchester, from what remained of the earlier church, with "a basilica there furbished with suitable structures of halls, enriched with surrounding lands" and more extensive buildings which saw the aisle built out to the west with a second tower added; the original central tower was, retained. It was dedicated to St Peter and surrounded by a palisade, called a burgh, hence the town surrounding the abbey was named Peter-burgh.

The community was further revived in 972 by Archbishop of Canterbury. This newer church had as its major focal point a substantial western tower with a "Rhenish helm" and was constructed of ashlars. Only a small section of the foundations of the Anglo-Saxon church remain beneath the south transept but there are several significant artefacts, including Anglo-Saxon carvings such as the Hedda Stone, from the earlier building. In 2008, Anglo-Saxon grave markers were reported to have been found by workmen repairing a wall in the cathedral precincts; the grave markers are said to date to the 11th century, belonged to "townsfolk". Although damaged during the struggle between the Norman invaders and local folk-hero, Hereward the Wake, it was repaired and continued to thrive until destroyed by an accidental fire in 1116; this event necessitated the building of a new church in the Norman style, begun by Abbot John de Sais on 8 March 1118. By 1193, the building was completed to the western end of the Nave, including the central tower and the decorated wooden ceiling of the nave.

The ceiling, completed between 1230 and 1250, still survives. It is unique in one of only four such ceilings in the whole of Europe, it has been over-painted twice, once in 1745 in 1834, but still retains the character and style of the original. The church was built of Barnack limestone from quarries on its own land, it was paid annually for access to these quarries by the builders of Ely Cathedral and Ramsey Abbey in thousands of eels. Cathedral historians believe that part of the placing of the church in the location it is in is due to the easy ability to transfer quarried stones by river and to the existing site allowing it to grow without being relocated. After completing the Western transept and adding the Great West Front Portico in 1237, the medieval masons switched over to the new Gothic style. Apart from changes to the windows, the insertion of a porch to support the free-standing pillars of the portico and the addition of a "new" building at the east end around the beginning of the 16th century, the structure of the building remains as it was on completion 800 years ago.

The completed building was consecrated in 1238 by Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, within whose diocese it fell. The trio of arches forming the Great West Front, the defining image of Peterborough Cathedral, is unrivalled in medieval architecture; the line of spires behind it, topping an unprecedented four towers, evolved for more practical reasons. Chief amongst them was the wish to retain the earlier Norman towers, which became obsolete when the Gothic front was added. Instead of being demolished and replaced with new stretches of wall, these old towers were retained and embellished with cornices and other gothic decor, while two new towers were added to create a continuous frontage; the Norman tower was rebuilt in the Decorated Gothic style in about 1350–1380 with two tiers of Romanesque windows combined into a single set of Gothic windows, with the turreted cap and pinnacles removed and replaced by battlements. Between 1496 and 1508, the Presbytery roof was replaced and the "New Building", a rectangular building built around the end of the Norman eastern apse, with Perpendicular fan vaulting

Emma Lee Smith White

Emma Lee Smith White was an American teacher, insurance agent, newspaper reporter and politician who served in the Virginia House of Delegates for two terms, from 1930 until 1934, representingGloucester and Mathews Counties. Born in Albemarle County, Virginia to Benjamin F. Smith and his wife the former Willie Ann Dunn, Emma Lee Smith was educated in the local private schools the Central Female College, she took courses from the summer school of the University of Virginia and the American Correspondence School of Law in Chicago, Illinois. She married Dr. Carl Clifford White in 1905. Emma Lee Smith taught in public private schools in Virginia. After marrying Dr. Carl Clifford White in 1905, they moved to his family's residence in Westville in Mathews County, Virginia before 1930, she was active in the local Parent Teacher Association, Kingston Parish and the Tidewater Fox Hunters Association. Mrs. White helped found the American Legion Auxiliary Post 83 and the Cricket Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, as well as the Young Democrat Club of Gloucester in 1932 and the Roosevelt-Garner-Bland Clubs of Mathews in 1932 and 1936.

As of the 1930 census, her mother and a servant lived with the family. She was an insurance agent from 1925-1930 and again from 1934-1938. Mrs. White succeeded Democrat John Tabb Du Val in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing Gloucester and Mathews Counties part time for two terms beginning in 1930, he succeeded her in 1934, after a disastrous hurricane and 100 year flood destroyed much of the county in August 1933. In her years Emma Lee White was a newspaper reporter; the Mathews Journal merged with the Gloucester Gazette in 1937 and maintained an office in Westville until 1954. Emma Lee White survived her husband by several decades, she died, aged 98 after suffering from heart disease and diabetes in her old age, at Patrick Henry Hospital in Newport News, Virginia on February 17, 1983. She was buried at Kingston Parish's Trinity Cemetery in Mathews County. After she stepped down from the Virginia General Assembly in 1934, no woman again sat in the state legislature for 21 years

Fox on the Run (Manfred Mann song)

"Fox on the Run" is a song with lyrics by Tony Hazzard, first recorded by the English band Manfred Mann as a single issued 29 November 1968, which reached #5 in the UK pop charts in the following month. It was introduced to bluegrass by Bill Emerson and became a bluegrass favorite; the song was recorded in 1969 by the Czech group Golden Kids with only Václav Neckář singing, released on Supraphon label in 1970. The Czech lyrics were written by Eduard Krečmar, titled "Šel sen kolem nás", it was covered by American country music singer-songwriter Tom T. Hall, his version was released as a single in 1976 and peaked at #9 on the U. S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and #12 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart. Tony Hazzard and Richard Barnes released a version of the song as a single in 1976 in the UK, but it did not chart. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Britney Ever After

Britney Ever After is a 2017 American biographical drama television film directed by Leslie Libman and written by Anne-Marie Hess. It is based on the life of Britney Spears; the film stars Peter Benson, Clayton Chitty, Nathan Keyes and Nicole Oliver. The film premiered on Lifetime on February 18, 2017; the film is an unofficial biopic, as neither Spears nor her team had any involvement with the project. When asked about the project during its production phase, Spears' representative said that Spears would "not be contributing in any way, shape or form to the Lifetime biopic...nor does it have her blessing." Natasha Bassett as Britney Spears Peter Benson as Larry Rudolph Clayton Chitty as Kevin Federline Nathan Keyes as Justin Timberlake Nicole Oliver as Lynne Spears Jillian Walchuck as Paris Hilton Matthew Harrison as James Spears Markian Tarasiuk as Wade Robson Connor Paton as Lance Bass Matt Visser as Joey Fatone Lindsay Gibson as Felicia Cullotta Kyle Warren as Jesse Lozano Emma Johnson as Alli Sims Josie Bulbrook as Jamie Lynn Spears Zac Vran as JC Chasez Elinet Louicius as Jamie Foxx Serge Jaswal as Adnan Harrison MacDonald as Reg Jones Tamara Thorsen as Jenna Dewan Frankie Cena as Chris Kirkpatrick Kelly McCabe as Jason Alexander Benjamin Arce as Sam Lutfi Mason Fairhurst as Sean Preston Rees Townsend as Jayden James The film was critically panned upon release.

One writer for NME called the film a "car crash" and criticized it for its numerous inaccuracies and choice of casting. Billboard criticized the film for having "too many pieces missing." The Guardian gave a more mixed review of the film, calling it "tacky, but oddly compelling."The film was watched by 1.01 million viewers and held a 0.4 rating among viewers 18-49. Official website Britney Ever After on IMDb

Gregory Poland

Gregory A. Poland is vaccinologist, he is the Mary Lowell Leary professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, as well as the director of the Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. He is the editor-in-chief of the medical journal Vaccine. Poland received his BA in biology from Illinois Wesleyan University where he was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity, he received his MD from the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Poland is known for researching the immunogenetics of responses to certain vaccines, including smallpox vaccines, he has written about the negative impacts of the false claim that the MMR vaccine might cause autism, is an outspoken advocate of mandatory influenza vaccination. In 2007, Poland was named by President George W. Bush to be president of the Health Defense Board; this board answers to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. Dr. Poland has been president of the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board and worked for over ten years as a consultant to the department.

Poland received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service in 2004 and a Mastership in the American College of Physicians in 2008

2017 in badminton

May 21 – 28: 2017 Sudirman Cup in Gold Coast, Queensland South Korea defeated China, 3–2 in matches played, to win their fourth Sudirman Cup title. August 21 – 27: 2017 BWF World Championships in GlasgowSingles: Viktor Axelsen / Nozomi Okuhara Doubles: China / China Mixed: Indonesia September 10 – 17: 2017 BWF World Senior Championships in Kochi For results, click here. October 9 – 22: 2017 BWF World Junior Championships in YogyakartaSingles: Kunlavut Vitidsarn / Gregoria Mariska Tunjung Doubles: Japan / South Korea Mixed: Indonesia February 13 – 15: 2017 Oceania Senior and Junior Badminton Championships in / NouméaSenior Singles winners: Pit Seng Low / Wendy Chen Hsuan-yu Doubles winners: Matthew Chau & Sawan Serasinghe / Setyana Mapasa & Gronya Somerville Mixed winners: Sawan Serasinghe & Setyana Mapasa Junior Junior Singles winners: Oscar Guo / Sally Fu Junior Doubles winners: Oscar Guo & Dacmen Vong / Sally Fu & Tamara Otene Mixed Junior winners: Edward Lau & Christine Zhang February 14 – 19: 2017 Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships in Ho Chi Minh CityChampions: Japan.

Sai Praneeth / Tai Tzu-ying Doubles: Denmark / Denmark Mixed: China June 13 – 18: 2017 Indonesia Super Series Premier in JakartaSingles: Srikanth Kidambi / Sayaka Sato Doubles: China / China Mixed: Indonesia June 20 – 25: 2017 Australian Super Series in SydneySingles: Srikanth Kidambi / Nozomi Okuhara Doubles: Japan / Japan Mixed: China September 12 – 17: 2017 Korea Open Super Series in SeoulSingles: Anthony Sinisuka Ginting / P