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Sydney Chapman (politician)

Sir Sydney Brookes Chapman was a British Conservative politician and architect who served as Member of Parliament for Birmingham Handsworth and Chipping Barnet. Chapman was educated at Rugby School and Manchester University, where he studied architecture, gaining his Diploma in 1958 and ARIBA in 1960, he was Chairman of the Young Conservatives from 1964 to 1966. He married his first wife, Claire in 1976, they had three children. In 2005, he married Teresa at Chelsea Town Hall. After his retirement from politics, he moved from Barnet to Oxfordshire, he was a vice-chairman of the Council of Christians and Jews and on the Council of the Royal Institute of British Architects for 2009-2012. Sir Sydney died on 9 October 2014 in Oxfordshire. A Service of Thanksgiving was organised by his family on 10 June 2015 at St Margaret's Church, Westminster. Attended by some 400 people including family, former colleagues and constituents, the eulogies were read by Lord Ryder, Philip Porter and Sydney's sister, Cllr Christine Bateson.

Chapman first stood for Parliament, unsuccessfully, at Stalybridge and Hyde at the 1964 election, but was defeated by the incumbent Labour MP Fred Blackburn. He was first elected to Parliament in 1970 as MP for Birmingham Handsworth, but lost his seat when Labour returned to power at the February 1974 general election. During this period he was notable for Plant A Tree In'73, an initiative which had the support of Edward Heath’s government and led to the formation of The Tree Council. In the “Plant a Tree” role, Chapman had to work with the newly formed Department of the Environment, only to discover that the senior official concerned had been at prefect at Rugby at whom he had once thrown a stink bomb. Five years at the 1979 election, Chapman was returned as MP for Chipping Barnet, he was a whip during John Major's administration, one of his principal tasks being to provide Queen Elizabeth II with daily reports of Parliamentary proceedings. His conscientious attention to this role led to his being knighted.

Chapman was a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe from 1997 to 2005. In the late 1980s, following the death of a horse rider crossing the A1 trunk road in Arkley, Sir Sydney championed the campaign to have a bridge put in for walkers and cyclists' use; this campaign was successful, the bridge opened in 1991. In recognition of his work, he was presented with an award by the British Horse Society's President at the bridge's official opening ceremony. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs Sydney Chapman Back to the Drawing Board - Memoirs of a Back Bencher ISBN 0955213991 Autobiography Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Sir Sydney Chapman Sir Sydney Chapman Photograph, 2006

Tamuning, Guam

Tamuning known as Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon is a Municipality/Town/City or village located on the western shore of the United States territory of Guam. The village of Tamuning can be viewed as the economic center of Guam, containing Tumon, Harmon Industrial Park, commercial districts in other parts of the municipality, its central location along Marine Corps Drive has aided in its development. Tamuning is the site of the access roads and the old passenger terminal of Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport, the passenger airport for Guam. Fort Juan Muña, in Harmon, is a facility for the Guam Army National Guard; the present and former locations of Guam Memorial Hospital, Guam's only civilian and government operated hospital, are in Tamuning. With Guam's only private birthing center in the village, most modern civilian births on Guam take place in Tamuning. Beside the tourist district of Tumon, Tamuning is home to the Guam Premier Outlets, one of three major shopping centers of the island. United Airlines is headquartered in the old terminal building at Antonio B.

Won Pat International Airport in Tamuning. United Airlines, with about 1,400 jobs, is Guam's largest single employer; the Guam Department of Land Management and the Guam Economic Development Authority have their headquarters in the Guam International Trade Center Building in Tamuning. The Guam Power Authority has its headquarters in Tamuning; the Guam Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse has its main facility in Tamuning, across from Guam Memorial Hospital. The United States Postal Service operates the Tamuning Post Office at 143 Edward T. Calvo Memorial Parkway. Under the Köppen climate classification, Tamuning features a tropical rainforest climate. While the town does experience a noticeably drier season from February through April, it does not have a true dry season as all months average more than 60 mm of precipitation. Tamuning averages 2,300 mm of precipitation annually, while maintaining consistent temperatures throughout the course of the year. Guam Public School System serves the island.

Public schools serving Tamuning: Chief Brodie Memorial Elementary School Lyndon B. Johnson Elementary School Tamuning Elementary School Jose L. G. Rios Middle School John F. Kennedy High School St. John's School Saint Anthony Catholic School Five countries maintain consulates in Tamuning. Except for the Korean consulate, the other four are all located in the landmark Guam ITC building at 590 South Marine Corps Drive. F. S. Micronesia Japan Palau Philippines South Korea Simon A. Sanchez Jose P. Castro Eugenio I. San Nicolas Gregorio A. Calvo Gregorio A. Calvo Alfredo C. Dungca Luis S. N. Herrero Concepcion "Connie" Duenas Francisco "Frank" C. Blas Louise C. Rivera Maria S. N. Leon Guerrero Alfredo C. Dungca Peter S. Calvo Teresita C. Borja Concenpcion Duenas Nancy Leon Guerrero Louise C. Rivera Kenneth C. Santos Villages of Guam PEACE Project Profile on Tamuning

Early Earth

The early Earth is loosely defined as Earth in its first one billion years, or gigayear. On the geologic time scale, this comprises all of the Hadean eon, as well as the Eoarchean and part of the Paleoarchean eras of the Archean eon; this period of Earth's history involved the planet's formation from the solar nebula via a process known as accretion. This time period included intense meteorite bombardment as well as giant impacts, including the Moon-forming impact, which resulted in a series of magma oceans and episodes of core formation. After formation of the core, delivery of meteoritic or cometary material in a "late veneer" may have delivered water and other volatile compounds to the Earth. Although little crustal material from this period survives, the oldest dated specimen is a zircon mineral of 4.404 ± 0.008 Ga enclosed in a metamorphosed sandstone conglomerate in the Jack Hills of the Narryer Gneiss Terrane of Western Australia. The earliest supracrustals date from the latter half of this period, about 3.8 gya, around the same time as peak Late Heavy Bombardment.

According to evidence from radiometric dating and other sources, Earth formed about 4.54 billion years ago. Within its first billion years, life appeared in its oceans and began to affect its atmosphere and surface, promoting the proliferation of aerobic as well as anaerobic organisms. Since the combination of Earth's distance from the Sun, its physical properties and its geological history have allowed life to emerge, develop photosynthesis, evolve further and thrive; the earliest life on Earth arose at least 3.5 billion years ago. Earlier possible evidence of life includes graphite, which may have a biogenic origin, in 3.7-billion-year-old metasedimentary rocks discovered in southwestern Greenland and 4.1-billion-year-old zircon grains in Western Australia. Earth – Speed through space – about 1 million miles an hourNASA &

Billy Hunter (baseball)

Gordon William Hunter is a retired American shortstop and manager in Major League Baseball. Born in Punxsutawney, Hunter was listed as 6 feet tall and 180 pounds, he batted right-handed. After attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Penn State, Hunter was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1948, he was sold to the St. Louis Browns of the American League on October 14, 1952, for $150,000 after leading the Texas League in fielding and stolen bases. Hunter was the starting shortstop for the last Browns club in 1953 and the first modern Baltimore Orioles team when the Brownies moved to Maryland in 1954. For the remainder of his career, however, he was a second-string infielder for the New York Yankees, Kansas City Athletics and Cleveland Indians. Hunter batted.219 in 630 games over his six-year AL career. When Hunter's playing career ended, he scouted for the Indians and Orioles, managed in the Baltimore farm system and was appointed on November 20, 1963 as the Orioles' third-base coach by former Yankees teammate Hank Bauer who had become the team's manager one day earlier.

He performed that role for 14 seasons for four AL champions and two World Series winners. In late 1971, Hunter declined a chance to become manager of the California Angels. Hunter left the Orioles on June 28, 1977, to take the helm of the Texas Rangers — the club's fourth skipper of the 1977 season. Under Hunter, the Rangers won 60 of their final 93 games and climbed from fourth to second place in the American League West Division. In 1978 the Rangers finished tied for second, five games behind the division-leading Kansas City Royals. During the season, Hunter had a confrontation with pitcher Dock Ellis on a team bus. Ellis was quoted saying Hunter "may be Hitler, but he ain't making no lampshade out of me." After turning down a five-year contract extension in midseason, offered by Rangers' young owner, Brad Corbett, Hunter was fired with one day left in the campaign due to his poor relationship with his team. When asked if he was sorry he took the manager's job, Hunter replied "yes."Hunter's record over his one-and-a-half seasons was 146–108, but he never returned to the Major Leagues as a coach or manager though he claimed to have received a half dozen job offers in the winter of 1978.

He became head baseball coach and athletic director at Maryland's Towson State University, retiring in 1995. He was a 1996 honoree into the Orioles Hall of Fame, inducted with Jerry Hoffberger and Cal Ripken, Sr; these three men were so well thought of in Baltimore that a crowd of 400 showed up at the luncheon at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference

Harry Greenbank

Harry Greenbank was an English author and dramatist best known for contributing lyrics to the successful series musicals produced at Daly's Theatre by George Edwardes in the 1890s. Harry Greenbank was born Henry Harveston Greenbank in London and had an extraordinarily productive, but short, life. Greenbank first placed one of his works, Captain Billy, at the Savoy Theatre, set to music by the company's musical director François Cellier; the piece was staged as a curtain-raiser to The Nautch Girl beginning in 1891. He continued to write such small-scale pieces over the following couple of years, both for the Savoy and for the Lyric Theatre, where Horace Sedger asked him to supply the English lyrics to F. C. Burnand's adaptation of the French operetta Le Coeur et la main. After that, George Edwardes put Greenbank together as lyricist with music director Sidney Jones and dramatist Owen Hall to create the hit musical comedy A Gaiety Girl in 1893. After the worldwide success of that piece, the three stayed together and subsequently formed the backbone of the team which produced the famous series of successful series of Daly's Theatre musicals, including An Artist's Model, The Geisha, A Greek Slave, San Toy.

At the same time, Greenbank provided lyrics for two of the most successful of the lighter shows produced by Edwardes at the Gaiety Theatre The Circus Girl and A Runaway Girl. He ventured twice as librettist-lyricist, once with an original musical, Monte Carlo, once with an adaptation of Lecocq's La Petite Mademoiselle as The Scarlet Feather, he contributed additional lyrics for The Bric à Brac Will and, posthumously, a song for the London production of A Chinese Honeymoon, "Roses Red and White". Greenbank was in ill health, during the production of A Greek Slave, he moved with his wife and son to England's southern coast in an attempt to regain some strength, he died there while writing lyrics for San Toy, the piece was completed by Adrian Ross, with Greenbank, was responsible for establishing the post of lyricist in the modern musical theatre. He died in Boscombe, Hampshire at the age of 33. Profile of Greenbank Edwardian light opera site Listing of English musicals with links