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Plain weave

Plain weave is the most basic of three fundamental types of textile weaves. It is strong and hard-wearing, is used for fashion and furnishing fabrics. In plain weave cloth, the warp and weft threads cross at right angles, aligned so they form a simple criss-cross pattern; each weft thread crosses the warp threads by going over one under the next, so on. The next weft thread goes under the warp threads that its neighbor went over, vice versa. Balanced plain weaves are fabrics in which the warp and weft are made of threads of the same weight and the same number of ends per inch as picks per inch. Basketweave is a variation of plain weave in which two or more threads are bundled and woven as one in the warp or weft, or both. A balanced plain weave can be identified by its checkerboard-like appearance, it is known as one-up-one-down weave or over and under pattern. Examples of fabric with plain weave are chiffon, organza and taffeta. According to the 12th-century geographer al-Idrīsī, the city of Almería in Andalusia manufactured imitations of Iraqi and Persian silks called ‘attābī, which David Jacoby identifies as "a taffeta fabric made of silk and cotton produced in Attabiya, a district of Baghdad."

Its uses range from heavy and coarse canvas and blankets made of thick yarns to the lightest and finest cambries and muslins made in fine yarns. Kadolph, Sara J. ed.. Textiles. Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall. ISBN 0-13-118769-4. Media related to Plain weave at Wikimedia Commons

Little Hug

Little Hug Fruit Barrels is a brand of juice drink manufactured by American Beverage Corporation introduced in 1974. The drink is bottled in plastic 8-ounce shaped bottles with foil caps, it is available in 16-ounce bottles with sports caps as Big Hug. In recent years, the company created a formula that uses less sugar, being sold; the more recent packaging comes with the addition of straws. In 2015, Royal Wessanen sold American Beverage Corporation to Harvest Hill Beverage, owner of Juicy Juice. Little Hug Originals Little Hug Berry Blend Little Hug Tropical Big Hug Little Hug Fruit Slushee Little Hug Lemonade Stand Little Hug 6-packs In early May 2013 the company had brought three new flavors of little hugs. Wild Berry, Lemon Berry, Cherry Berry. Along with these new flavors they have started creating the Tropical flavors which include Orange, Fruit Punch, Tropical Punch. In March 2015 The American Beverage corporation sold the rights of the little hug brand to Harvest Hill Beverage corporation for 55 Million dollars.

Since the Purchase of the Little Hug and Big Hug rights they have lowered the two grams of sugar down to only one gram of sugar per Little hug. Through the 70s and 80s Little Hugs were a symbolic drink. Little Hug has an endorsement with Ricky Stenhouse Jr., a NASCAR racer. He drives a Ford Fusion in the races. Official website Little Hug at American Beverage Corporation Image of Little Hugs

Edward Thornton, 1st Count of Cacilhas

Sir Edward Thornton, FRS was a British diplomat, father of Sir Edward Thornton. He was orphaned at an early age, he was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge. In 1902 Christ's Hospital named one of its boarding houses after him, he became British vice-consul in Maryland in June 1793 and was ambassador to the United States from 1800 to 1804. He was posted to Sweden as minister-plenipotentiary in December 1807 with the objective of forming an alliance against Napoleon, returning to England in November 1808. In October 1811 he went again to Sweden on a special mission in HMS Victory and he negotiated treaties of alliance with both Sweden and Russia; this was the first stage in the creation of an alliance of Northern European States against Napoleon. He negotiated the Treaty of Kiel for the United Kingdom and was present with the prince royal of Sweden when the allies entered Paris in 1815, he became a member of the Privy council in 1816. He joined the Portuguese court in Brazil, he was ambassador to Portugal from April 1819 to March 1821.

He returned again to Portugal as an ambassador from August 1823 to August 1824 during which time he invested the King of Portugal with the Order of the Garter and assisted the King during the insurrection. Thornton was created count of Cacilhas in the Portuguese nobility by the King of Portugal, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in June 1810, appointed GCB in 1822 and retired in August 1824. He had married in 1812 Wilhelmina Kohp of Hanover with whom he had six sons. In retirement he lived in Wembury House, Devon, where he died in 1852

2016–17 Southern Counties East Football League

The 2016–17 Southern Counties East Football League season was the 51st in the history of the Southern Counties East Football League, a football competition in England, is the first year the competition has two divisions, having merged with the Kent Invicta Football League. The Premier Division consisted of 22 clubs; the following two clubs left the Premier Division before the season - Greenwich Borough – promoted to the Isthmian League Division One South Holmesdale – relegated to the newly created Division OneThe following three clubs joined the Premier Division before the season - Bearsted – promoted as winners of the Kent Invicta League Sheppey United – promoted as runners-up in the Kent Invicta League Whitstable Town – relegated from Isthmian League Division One South To be promoted at the end of the season a team must: Have applied to be considered for promotion by 30 November 2016 Pass a ground grading examination by 31 March 2017 Finish the season in a position higher than that of any other team achieving criteria 1 and 2 Finish the season in one of the top three positionsThe following eight teams achieved criterion one: AFC Croydon Athletic Ashford United Corinthian Crowborough Athletic Hollands & Blair Sevenoaks Town Sheppey United Whitstable Town Correct as of 29 April 2017 Before the start of the season Kent Invicta Football League merged with Southern Counties East League and became Division One.

The league consisted of 19 clubs: 17 clubs from previous Kent Invicta League season and two new clubs: Holmesdale – relegated from the Premier Division Snodland Town – promoted from Kent County League Premier DivisionThe following two clubs changed their names: APM Contrast was renamed K Sports Seven Acre & Sidcup was renamed Sporting Club Thamesmead Correct as of 25 April 2017 Southern Counties East Football League Official Website

Lower Alloways Creek Township, New Jersey

Lower Alloways Creek Township is a township in Salem County, in the U. S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 1,770, reflecting a decline of 81 from the 1,851 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 7 from the 1,858 counted in the 1990 Census. PSE&G operates three nuclear reactors in Lower Alloways Creek Township. Salem 1 and Salem 2 are pressurized water reactors at the Salem Nuclear Power Plant and the Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Station has one boiling water reactor. Lower Alloways Creek Township is a dry town. Lower Alloways Creek Township was formed on June 17, 1767, when Alloways Creek Township was subdivided and Upper Alloways Creek Township was formed; the township was incorporated by the New Jersey Legislature's Township Act of 1798 on February 21, 1798, as one of New Jersey's original group of 104 townships. The name Alloway is derivative of a local Native American chief. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 72.455 square miles, including 45.230 square miles of land and 27.225 square miles of water.

Hancock's Bridge is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located within Lower Alloways Creek Township, home to the township's municipal building, police station and a post office. The township includes the great majority of Artificial Island, the northern tip of, crossed east-westward by the New Jersey-Delaware state line, so it borders a tiny portion of New Castle County, one of two areas of land of Delaware, east of the Delaware River, the other being Finns Point part of New Castle County, DE, adjacent to Pennsville Township. Other unincorporated communities and place names located or within the township include Alder Cove, Arnold Point, Cumberland, Haskells Mills, Maskellers Mill, New Bridge and Woods Landing; the township borders the Salem County municipalities of Elsinboro Township, Quinton Township and Salem. Lower Alloways Creek Township borders the Delaware Bay, Cumberland County and a small point of land, located within Delaware's Twelve-Mile Circle; as of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,770 people, 679 households, 503.139 families living in the township.

The population density was 39.1 per square mile. There were 727 housing units at an average density of 16.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the township was 96.95% White, 1.36% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.53% of the population. There were 679 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.9% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals, 10.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.03. In the township, the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 22.1% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.2 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males.

For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 94.7 males. The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that median household income was $66,384 and the median family income was $72,969. Males had a median income of $46,964 versus $43,083 for females; the per capita income for the borough was $27,325. About none of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2000 United States Census there were 1,851 people, 693 households, 537 families residing in the township; the population density was 39.6 people per square mile. There were 730 housing units at an average density of 15.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the township was 96.38% White, 2.16% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.16% from other races, 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 0.49% of the population. There were 693 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 22.4% were non-families.

18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.00. In the township the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males. The median income for a household in the township was $55,078, the median income for a family was $59,653. Males had a median income of $44,081 versus $30,313 for females; the per capita income for the township was $21,962. About 4.2% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.7% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over. Lower Alloways Creek Township is governed under the Township form of gov

Dharma Primary School

Dharma Primary School was the first primary school and nursery in Britain to offer an education based on Buddhist values and celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2015. It is an independent nursery based in East Sussex, on the south east coast of England; the 14th Dalai Lama is a patron. The Dharma Primary School now educates around 80 children in a large historic house in Patcham, Brighton. Fees are £2,348 a term in 2015–16. Children of all abilities and backgrounds are eligible to attend; the school offers a broad curriculum. There are 10–20 children in each class with a teacher and an assistant; the idea of founding a Dharma Primary School evolved from the family camps at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in Hertfordshire in the mid-1980s. Early in the 90s this interaction between parents and members of the Buddhist monastery inspired a group of parents to meet in Brighton with the aim of opening the first Buddhist School for children in the U. K. Dharma Primary School was founded after two years of fund-raising.

On 9 September 1994, the school opened its doors to four children in a house in Queen's Park, Brighton. On this day the school received blessings from founder patron, Luang Por Sumedho, a Buddhist monk and teacher, blessings were sent from the Dalai Lama, who became a patron of the school; this was the first full-time school in Great Britain based on the Buddhist faith. By 2000 the co-educational school was teaching children between the ages of eleven. By 2005 the number of pupils stood at seventy, with equal numbers of boys and girls. With the support of patrons including Noy Thomson and Peter Carey and founder trustees, the school moved to The White House, Patcham, in June 1995 with eleven children. A nursery and reception class and three mixed-age primary classes were established. 2015–present: Clare Eddison 2014-2015: Deputy Heads in joint control 2002 to 2014: Peter Murdock 1998–2002: Kevin Fossey 1994-1998: Medhina Fright The practice of mindfulness is taught in offices and the military, in schools.

In the UK, the focus of the Mindfulness in Education movement has been on taking mindfulness programmes into secondary schools, where the approach has been shown to help in managing exam stress. Engaging young children with mindfulness requires an experienced approach that takes into account their shorter attention spans and emotional development. Dharma Primary School integrates mindfulness, as a deeper Buddhist ethos, for young children; the practice may be of benefit to children during their primary school years when the brain’s limbic system is still developing. The school integrates short sessions of silent or guided meditation several times a week for young children and connects mindfulness with regular daily activities such as eating and playing as a way to develop patience and self-awareness. In daily meditation the older children are given a range of opportunities to reflect on and discuss experiences that have affected their inner world. On Fridays parents are invited to the school puja, during which there is quiet time for meditation, after which the children perform or show some work, or a story is told.

As well as mindfulness and meditation, yoga is taught alongside mainstream lessons. The Dharma School February 2010 Ofsted report permanent dead link] June 2007 Ofsted report