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Philip Stanhope, 1st Baron Weardale

Philip James Stanhope, 1st Baron Weardale was a British Liberal Party politician and philanthropist. Stanhope was born in London. A member of an important political family, he was the younger son of Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope and Emily Harriet, daughter of General Sir Edward Kerrison, 1st Baronet. Arthur Stanhope, 6th Earl Stanhope and Edward Stanhope were his elder brothers. Having joined the Royal Navy as a young man, he rose to the rank of lieutenant before he left the service. In 1886 Stanhope was elected to the House of Commons as the Member of Parliament for Wednesbury. Having lost his seat in 1892, he was elected again in 1893 for Burnley, a seat he held until 1900. Defeated again, he was elected in 1904 for Harborough, a seat he held until 1906, when he was elevated to the peerage as Baron Weardale, of Stanhope in the County of Durham. A prominent opponent of war - including the Boer War - he was president of the sixth National Peace Conference in Leicester in 1910, led the British group in the Inter-Parliamentary Union, became president of that organisation from 1912 to 1922.

He was president of the Save the Children Fund and a trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. With Lord Curzon, he became in 1912 joint president of the National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage, an anti-suffrage organisation. In 1914 he was attacked with a dogwhip at Euston Station by a suffragette who mistook him for the Prime Minister, H. H. Asquith. Lord Weardale married Countess Alexandra Tolstoy, grand-daughter of the German-born Russian Count Georg von Cancrin and widow of Count Tolstoy, a relative of the writer Leo Tolstoy, in 1877, they lived at The Wodehouse near Wombourne. In 1906 he built Weardale Manor, a country house on Toys Hill, Brasted Chart, near Sevenoaks in Kent. A substantial house - 145 rooms - it was only occupied during the summer months, he died in Sevenoaks in March 1923, aged 75, was buried at Chevening. As he had no children the barony became extinct on his death. After his death, Lady Weardale visited Weardale Manor. On her death in 1934, she left it to Lord Stanhope.

Lacking the funds to maintain it, he allowed it to fall into disrepair and it was demolished in 1939, as were many country houses at that time. Private papers of Lord and Lady Weardale are held at the Centre for Kentish Studies of the Kent Archives Service. There are some papers of Lord Weardale in the Save. Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Philip Stanhope

Rebecca Aguilar

Rebecca Aguilar, a television commentator, news consultant, social media trainer and freelance reporter in the Dallas area. Rebecca Aguilar is a freelance reporter, television commentator, news consultant, social media columnist and motivational speaker. Aguilar has worked for several television stations around the country, including KTXD-TV where she was a TV commentator, she has worked as a television reporter at WDHO-TV in Toledo Ohio, KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi, TX, KENS-TV, San Antonio, TX, USA Today on TV in Washington, DC, KPNX-TV in Phoenix, AZ, KNBC-TV in Los Angeles, CA, KDFW-TV, Dallas, TX. Her first reporting post in 1981 was at ABC in Toledo, she has won 50 awards and nominations including several Emmys. Her last Emmy nomination happened in 2014 when she was nominated for her work on the TV show, The Texas Daily. In 2005, Texas AP named her reporter of the year; the National Association of Hispanic Journalists named her Broadcast Journalist of the Year in 2007, she has been a member of their board since 2010 as the general at-large officer.

Aguilar was suspended by KDFW-TV, a Fox affiliate, on 16 October 2007 following an interview the previous day with a 70-year-old salvage merchant." Aguilar told Uncle Barky, a media critic in Dallas that the news managers gave her the assignment and approved the interview to air on KDFW, but made her the scapegoat when numerous viewers complained to the station. She received threats for the report. Although news management assigned her to the elderly man's interview, they would claim it was "overly aggressive". Following her firing in March 2008, Aguilar filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, she unsuccessfully sued Fox for wrongful dismissal, losing the jury trial in December 2010. Aguilar continues to freelance in journalism but now has one of the largest Latina virtual groups on Facebook and LinkedIn. Facebook. Aguilar has been recognized with two national social media awards from Latinos in Social Media known as LATISM, it has awarded Aguilar in 2013 as "Social Network Leader" of the year.

Today Wise Latinas Linked has a following of more than 8,000 women. Aguilar was born in Ohio, her parents were undocumented workers. Her parents obtained green cards, her father was a union organizer at United Auto Workers. Her mother became a migrants rights advocate. Together her parents worked on civil rights issues. Aguilar grew up picking vegetables in the fields of Michigan. Aguilar graduated from Napoleon High School and got her Communications degree from Bowling Green State University, minoring in journalism. In 2015, the Napoleon High School Alumni board honored Aguilar with the Hall of Fame award for her achievements in journalism

Sexual slavery

Sexual slavery and sexual exploitation is attaching the right of ownership over one or more people with the intent of coercing or otherwise forcing them to engage in sexual activities. This includes forced labor, reducing a person to a servile status and sex trafficking persons, such as the sexual trafficking of children. Sexual slavery may involve single-owner sexual slavery. Concubinage was a traditional form of sexual slavery in many cultures, in which women spent their lives in sexual servitude. In some cultures and their children had distinct rights and legitimate social positions; the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action calls for an international effort to make people aware of sexual slavery, that sexual slavery is an abuse of human rights. The incidence of sexual slavery by country has been studied and tabulated by UNESCO, with the cooperation of various international agencies; the Rome Statute encompasses crimes against humanity which include "enslavement" and "sexual enslavement" "when committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population".

It defines sexual enslavement as a war crime and a breach of the Geneva Conventions when committed during an international armed conflict and indirectly in an internal armed conflict under Article, but the courts jurisdiction over war crimes is explicitly excluded from including crimes committed during "situations of internal disturbances and tensions, such as riots and sporadic acts of violence or other acts of a similar nature". The text of the Rome Statute does not explicitly define sexual enslavement, but does define enslavement as "the exercise of any or all of the powers attaching to the right of ownership over a person and includes the exercise of such power in the course of trafficking in persons, in particular women and children". In the commentary on the Rome Statute, Mark Klamberg states: Sexual slavery is a particular form of enslavement which includes limitations on one's autonomy, freedom of movement and power to decide matters relating to one's sexual activity. Thus, the crime includes forced marriages, domestic servitude or other forced labor that involves forced sexual activity.

In contrast to the crime of rape, a completed offence, sexual slavery constitutes a continuing offence.... Forms of sexual slavery can, for example, be practices such as the detention of women in "rape camps" or "comfort stations", forced temporary "marriages" to soldiers and other practices involving the treatment of women as chattel, as such, violations of the peremptory norm prohibiting slavery. Commercial sexual exploitation of adults is a type of human trafficking involving the recruitment, transfer, harbouring or receipt of people, by coercive or abusive means for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Commercial sexual exploitation is not the only form of human trafficking and estimates vary as to the percentage of human trafficking, for the purpose of transporting someone into sexual slavery; the BBC News cited a report by UNODC as listing the most common destinations for victims of human trafficking in 2007 as Thailand, Israel, the Netherlands, Italy and the US. The report lists Thailand, Nigeria, Bulgaria, Belarus and Ukraine as major sources of trafficked persons.

Commercial sexual exploitation of children includes child prostitution, child sex tourism, child pornography, or other forms of transactional sex with children. The Youth Advocate Program International describes CSEC as a form of coercion and violence against children and a contemporary form of slavery. A declaration of the World Congress Against the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, held in Stockholm in 1996, defined CSEC as, "sexual abuse by the adult and remuneration in cash or in kind to the child or to a third person or persons; the child is treated as a sexual object and as a commercial object". Child prostitution, or child sex trafficking, is a form of sexual slavery, it is the commercial sexual exploitation of children, in which a child performs the services of prostitution for the financial benefit of an adult. India's federal police said in 2009 that they believed around 1.2 million children in India to be involved in prostitution. A CBI statement said that studies and surveys sponsored by the Ministry of Women and Child Development estimated about 40% of India's prostitutes to be children.

Thailand’s Health System Research Institute reported that children in prostitution make up 40% of prostitutes in Thailand. In some parts of the world, child prostitution is ignored by the authorities. Reflecting an attitude which prevails in many developing countries, a judge from Honduras said, on condition of anonymity: "If the victim is older than 12, if he or she refuses to file a complaint and if the parents profit from their child's commerce, we tend to look the other way". Child sex tourism is a form child sex trafficking, is centered on buying and selling children into sexual slavery, it is when an adult travels to a foreign country for the purpose of engaging in commercially facilitated child sexual abuse. Child sex tourism results in both mental and physical consequences for t


Daas is a 2005 Tamil romantic action film written and directed by newcomer Babu Yogeswaran. The film stars Jayam Ravi and Renuka Menon in lead and Vadivelu, Adithya Menon, Monica and Salim Ghouse, among others, in supporting roles; the film's score and soundtrack are composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The film was a hit at the box office; the film begins in a small village in Tirunelveli district where a few upper-caste men hold a chariot festival. Antony Daas, along with his friends, pulls the chariot in to their slum; the friends incur the wrath of a local leader named Annachi. Meanwhile, his daughter Rajeshwari falls in love with Daas, her sister Punitha elopes to marry a lower-caste boy named Guna, a classmate of Daas. Coming to know about this, Annachi sends his men to bump off Guna, he sets them ablaze in front of Daas. An angry Rajeshwari, in order to teach her father a lesson, elopes with Daas and vows to get married; the couple seeks refuge in Nasser's house in Madurai. He promises to get them married.

However, coming to know about their hideout, Annachi's men reach Madurai to foil their plans. Nasser's father Vappa promises to get them united. Enters Nasser's brother Anwar, who plans to let loose terror in the Madurai town in the name of Jehad. How Daas emerges triumphant from all the troubles and marries Rajeshwari forms the rest of the story; the film was titled as Rascal before it got changed as Daas named after the character of protagonist. Daas was Jayam Ravi's third film and his first original film following two remakes, the film featured him as a football player; the musical score as well as the soundtrack were composed by noted music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja. The soundtrack, released on 21 April 2005, features the lyrics for which are written by Pa.. Vijay and Yugabharathi; the song Vaa Vaa was reused from Ilaiyaraja's old song Adiye Manam Nilluna Nikkathadi from the 1984 film Neengal Kettavai. The song "Saami kitta" was a critical aclaim for the music director. Shreya Ghoshal received a nomination from Tamil Isai Viruthugal.

The film took an bigger opening than his previous ones and was declared a hit as well. He garnered positive remarks from critics, with Sify's reviewer claiming that Ravi was a "hundred percent convincing as an action hero," further labelling his performance as "impressive." Daas on IMDb

46th Punjabis

The 46th Punjabis were an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. It was raised as the 46th Regiment of Bengal Infantry, it was designated as the 46th Punjabis in 1903 and became 10th Battalion of 16th Punjab Regiment in 1922. In 1943, it was converted into the 16th Punjab Regimental Centre. In 1947, the 16th Punjab Regiment was allocated to the Pakistan Army. In 1956, the 1st, 14th, 15th and 16th Punjab Regimental Centres where amalgamated to form the Punjab Regimental Centre; the regiment was raised by Major GP Ranken at Sialkot in October 1900, as the 46th Regiment of Bengal Infantry. It was composed of Punjabi Muslims and Sikhs. In 1901, it was redesignated as the 46th Punjab Infantry. Subsequent to the reforms brought about in the Indian Army by Lord Kitchener in 1903, the regiment's designation was again changed to 46th Punjabis. During the First World War, the regiment served on the North West Frontier of India, took part in the Mohmand Blockade of 1915-16 and in operations against Mahsuds in Waziristan in 1917.

That year, it moved to Egypt but was not engaged in any fighting. In 1922, the 46th Punjabis were grouped with the 30th, 31st and 33rd Punjabis, the 9th Bhopal Infantry to form the 16th Punjab Regiment; the battalion was redesignated as 10th Battalion of the 16th Punjab Regiment and was permanently based at Multan. During the Second World War, 10/16th Punjab was converted into the 16th Punjab Regimental Centre. In 1947, the 16th Punjab Regiment was allocated to Pakistan Army, in 1956, it was merged with the 1st, 14th and 15th Punjab Regiments to form the Punjab Regiment; the 16th Punjab Regimental Centre was merged with the 1st, 14th and 15th Punjab Regimental Centres to form the Punjab Regimental Centre. It is based at Mardan. 1900 46th Regiment of Bengal Infantry 1901 46th Punjab Infantry 1903 46th Punjabis 1922 10th Battalion 16th Punjab Regiment 1943 16th Punjab Regimental Centre 1956 Punjab Regimental Centre 16th Punjab Regiment Punjab Regiment Lawford, Lt Col JP, Catto, Maj WE.. Solah Punjab: The History of the 16th Punjab Regiment.

Aldershot: Gale & Polden. Lawford, James.. 30th Punjabis. London: Osprey. Rizvi, Brig SHA.. Veteran Campaigners – A History of the Punjab Regiment 1759-1981. Lahore: Wajidalis. Gaylor, John. Sons of John Company: The Indian and Pakistan Armies 1903–91. Stroud: Spellmount. ISBN 978-0-946771-98-1. Barthorp, Michael. Indian Infantry Regiments 1860-1914. London: Osprey. ISBN 0-85045-307-0. Sumner, Ian; the Indian Army 1914-1947. London: Osprey. ISBN 1-84176-196-6; the Indian Army 1900-1939

Milecastle 15

Milecastle 15 was a milecastle of the Roman Hadrian's Wall. Its remains exist as a bold platform with robbed walls located on the southern side of the B6318 Military Road 3 kilometres west of its crossing of the A69 road, it has not been excavated. Milecastle 15 was a long-axis milecastle of unknown gateway type. Long-axis milecastles were thought to have been constructed by either the Legio VI Victrix who were based in Eboracum or the Legio XX Valeria Victrix who were based in Deva Victrix. 1958 - The milecastle is identified from an RAF aerial photo.1966 - English Heritage Field Investigation. It was noted. 1989 - English Heritage Field Investigation. It was noted that the platform survives up to 1.0 metre high with ragged robber trenches around the crest on east and west sides. Each milecastle on Hadrian's Wall had two associated turret structures; these turrets were positioned one-third and two-thirds of a Roman mile to the west of the Milecastle, would have been manned by part of the milecastle's garrison.

The turrets associated with Milecastle 15 are known as Turret 15A and Turret 15B. Turret 15A was located in the expected position in 1931. Only one course remained. An English Heritage Field Investigation in 1966 noted that the Turret was covered by the modern road. Location on Ordnance Survey 1:25 000 map: 55.007001°N 1.864727°W / 55.007001. The 1931 investigation reported little more than footing. An English Heritage Field Investigation in 1966 noted that the Turret was covered by the modern road, a further English Heritage Field Investigation in 1989 cast doubt on whether the footings reported in 1931 were sufficient evidence for the existence of the turret at this location. Location on Ordnance Survey 1:25 000 map: 55.008241°N 1.872541°W / 55.008241.