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Red Fort

The Red Fort is a historic fort in the city of Delhi in India, which served as the main residence of the Mughal Emperors. Every year on the Independence day of India, the Prime Minister hoists the Indian "tricolour flag" at the main gate of the fort and delivers a nationally broadcast speech from its ramparts. On 15 August 1947, the first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru raised the Indian national flag above the Lahore Gate. On each subsequent Independence Day, the prime minister has raised the flag and given a speech, broadcast nationally, its English name red fort is a translation of the Hindustani Lāl Qila, deriving from its red-sandstone walls. As the residence of the imperial family, the fort was known as the "Blessed Fort". Agra Fort is known as Lāl Qila. Constructed in 1639 by the fifth Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as the palace of his fortified capital Shahjahanabad, the Red Fort is named for its massive enclosing walls of red sandstone; the imperial apartments consist of a row of pavilions, connected by a water channel known as the Stream of Paradise.

The fort complex is considered to represent the zenith of Mughal creativity under Shah Jahan, although the palace was planned according to Islamic prototypes, each pavilion contains architectural elements typical of Mughal buildings that reflect a fusion of Persian and Hindu traditions. The Red Fort's innovative architectural style, including its garden design, influenced buildings and gardens in Delhi, Punjab, Braj and elsewhere; the fort was plundered of its artwork and jewels during Nadir Shah's invasion of the Mughal Empire in 1747. Most of the fort's precious marble structures were subsequently destroyed by the British following the Revolt of 1857; the fort's defensive walls were spared, the fortress was subsequently used as a garrison. The Red Fort was the site where the British put the last Mughal Emperor on trial before exiling him to Yangon in 1858, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 as part of the Red Fort Complex. Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned construction of the Red Fort on 12 May 1638, when he decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi.

Red and white, Shah Jahan's favourite colours, its design is credited to architect Ustad Ahmad Lahori, who constructed the Taj Mahal. The fort lies along the Yamuna River. Construction began in the sacred month of Muharram, on 13 May 1638. Supervised by Shah Jahan, it was completed on 6 April 1648. Unlike other Mughal forts, the Red Fort's boundary walls are asymmetrical to contain the older Salimgarh Fort; the fortress-palace was a focal point of the medieval city of Shahjahanabad, present-day Old Delhi. Its planning and aesthetics represent the zenith of Mughal creativity prevailing during Shah Jahan's reign, his successor Aurangzeb added the Pearl Mosque to the emperor's private quarters, constructing barbicans in front of the two main gates to make the entrance to the palace more circuitous. The administrative and fiscal structure of the Mughal dynasty declined after Aurangzeb, the 18th century saw a degeneration of the palace; when Jahandar Shah took over the Red Fort in 1712, it had been without an emperor for 30 years.

Within a year of beginning his rule, Shah was replaced by Farrukhsiyar. To raise money, the silver ceiling of the Rang Mahal was replaced by copper during this period. Muhammad Shah, known as'Rangila' for his interest in art, took over the Red Fort in 1719. In 1739, Persian emperor Nadir Shah defeated the Mughal army, plundering the Red Fort including the Peacock Throne. Nadir Shah returned to Persia after three months, leaving a destroyed city and a weakened Mughal empire to Muhammad Shah; the internal weakness of the Mughal empire made the Mughals titular heads of Delhi, a 1752 treaty made the Marathas protectors of the throne at Delhi. The 1758 Maratha conquest of Lahore and Peshawar placed them in conflict with Ahmad Shah Durrani. In 1760, the Marathas removed and melted the silver ceiling of the Diwan-i-Khas to raise funds for the defence of Delhi from the armies of Ahmed Shah Durrani. In 1761, after the Marathas lost the third battle of Panipat, Delhi was raided by Ahmed Shah Durrani. Ten years Shah Alam ascended the throne in Delhi with Maratha support.

In 1783 the Sikh Misl Karorisinghia, led by Baghel Singh Dhaliwal, conquered Delhi and the Red Fort briefly. In 1788, a Maratha garrison permanently occupied Red fort and Delhi and ruled on north India for next two decades until they were usurped by the British East India Company following the Second Anglo-Maratha War in 1803. During the Second Anglo-Maratha War in 1803, forces of British East India Company defeated Maratha forces in the Battle of Delhi. After the battle, the British took over the administration of Mughal territories and installed a Resident at the Red Fort; the last Mughal emperor to occupy the fort, Bahadur Shah II, became a symbol of the 1857 rebellion against the British in which the residents of Shahjahanbad participated. Despite its position as the seat of Mughal power and its defensive capabilities, the Red Fort was not defended during the 1857 uprising against the British. After the rebellion failed, Bahadur Shah II left the fort on 17 September and was apprehended by British forces.

Bahadur Shah Zafar II returned to Red Fort as a prisoner of the British, was tried in 1858 and exiled to Rangoon on 7 October of that year. With the end of Mughal reign, the British sanctioned the systematic plunder of valuables from the fort's palaces. All furniture was destroyed.

Lindstrand Balloons

Lindstrand Balloons was a manufacturer of hot air balloons and other aerostats. The company was started by Swedish-born pilot and aeronautical designer Per Lindstrand in Oswestry, England, as Colt Balloons in 1978. Lindstrand Balloons was known for its leading-edge engineering, which included sophisticated testing and production facilities. Lindstrand Balloons designed and built the hot air balloons flown by Per Lindstrand and Richard Branson on their record breaking flights. Subsequently Lindstrand designed and built three Rozière balloons which Per Lindstrand and Branson and others used in their unsuccessful attempts to circumnavigate the Earth by balloon. Per Lindstrand played an instrumental role in making these flights possible, was pilot for all of them. In the late-1990s, Cameron Holdings and its owner Don Cameron acquired two-thirds ownership of Lindstrand Balloons. Cameron bought the majority stake in Lindstrand Balloons from Rory McCarthy, a British industrialist associated with Richard Branson, who had invested in Lindstrand to support Branson's series of record-setting balloon flights.

The remaining third of the company was owned by its founder Per Lindstrand, until 2003 when Per sold his remaining share to Cameron Holdings. Despite Cameron's ownership, Lindstrand Balloons continued to operate as an independent company with separate management and its own distinct designs and products. Lindstrand Technologies Per Lindstrand independently operates a separate company, which designs and builds gas balloons, innovative buildings, specialized aerospace equipment and cutting edge inflatable structures including aircraft hangars, plugs for fire-containment for road tunnels and flood prevention systems. On April 15, 2015 it was reported that Lindstrand Balloons had closed, with 19 workers losing their jobs, citing the strength of the pound and terrorism threats in the Middle East as factors in the slow sales of balloons. Lindstrand Hot Air Balloons Ltd. Lindstrand Technologies Ltd. Lindstrand Balloons US 2012 Ljubljana Marshes hot air balloon crash hot air balloon hopper balloon Rozière balloon

Raj Television Network

Raj Television Network is an Indian satellite television network established on 3 June 1994 and is based in Chennai, India. It owns television channels across four South Indian languages Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam, its flagship channel is Raj TV. It has one Hindi Language channel named Raj Pariwar. In 1983, four brothers established a video cassette lending company named Raj Video Vision. In 1984, the group started acquiring rights for Tamil films. In 1987, Rajendra an integrated studio was opened by Raj group and were used by independent movie and TV serial producers; the group used the studio to export 35 mm films and teleserials to Singapore, United Kingdom, UAE among others. Raj television network was established on 3 June 1994 with the launch of the Tamil channel Raj TV on 14 October 1994. Raj News Tamil brings information to the Tamil viewers all over the world, it is a 24*7 coverage of latest Regional and World News in Tamil. Official website

St Edmund's Church, Holme Pierrepont

St Edmund's Church, Holme Pierrepont is a parish church in the Church of England in Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire. The church is Grade I listed by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport as a building of outstanding architectural or historic interest; the church has had a long association with Holme Pierrepont Hall. The medieval church was re-built in 1666 by Henry Pierrepont, 1st Marquess of Dorchester. In 1878 Thomas Chambers Hine added the chancel, it is now part of the combined parish of Lady Bay. John Speed, 1578–1626 Humphrey Perkins ca. 1718 Samuel Berdmore 1719–1722 Vicar of St Mary's Church, Nottingham? Scrope Berdmore 1740–1770 Vicar of St Mary's Church, Nottingham Thomas Donnithorne???? - 1814 James Jarvis Cleaver 1814–???? Rev. James Jarvis Peach???? - 1864? Henry Seymour Egbert Hacking ca. 1908–???? from 1913 Archdeacon of Newark Rev WT Saward 1913-? Nottingham Newspaper, Nov 1921 Canon R. P. Tinsley 1959–???? Sir Henry Pierrepont, died 1499. Sir Henry Pierrepont, died 1615, father of Earl of Kingston upon Hull and Grace, Lady Manners Gertrude, wife of Robert Pierrepont, 1st Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull who died in 1649.

John Oldham Evelyn Pierrepont The east window of 1913 is by James Sons. The organ was built by Charles Lloyd and won a gold medal at the Birmingham Trades Exhibition in 1865. Robert Bullock 1925 -

Merley Cobham Sports F.C.

Merley Cobham Sports Football Club is a football club based in Merley, in Poole, England. The club is affiliated to the Dorset County Football Association and is a FA chartered Standard club, they play their home games at Cobham Sports and Social Club and are members of the Dorset Premier League. The club was established in 1949 as Flight Refuelling F. C. and played in the local Dorset leagues. The club managed to work its way up the leagues and joined the Dorset Combination league for the start of the 1958–59 season. However, they only had to wait until the 1977 -- 78 season, their first season back in the Dorset Combination league was a complete success as they finished the season as champions. Four seasons in the 1980–81 campaign, the club made their debut in the FA Vase and continued playing in the competition until the end of the 1994–95 season when new ground regulations stopped them entering the competition, they changed their name to Cobham Sports F. C. in 2001. At the start of the 2010–11 season the club merged with Merley Allendale Youth FC, changed their name to Merley Cobham Sports F.

C. In May 2012, the club was awarded its FA chartered Standard. Merley Cobham Sports play their home games at Cobham Sports & Social Club, Merley Park, Wimborne, BH21 3DA. Dorset Premier Football League:Winners: 1977–78 Runners-up: 1987–88, 1989–90, 1990–91 Dorset Premier Football League Cup:Winners: 1979–80, 1982–83, 1990–91 Runners Up: 1981–82, 1985–86, 2010–11 Highest League Position: 1st in Dorset Premier Football League 1977–78 FA Vase best performance: First Round 1980–81, 1983–84, 1985–86 Official website Cobham Sports at the Football Club History Database Flight Refuelling at the Football Club History Database

Marcus Harris (wide receiver, born 1974)

Marcus Harris is a former American college football player, an All-American wide receiver who played for the University of Wyoming and won the Fred Biletnikoff Award as the best college wide receiver in the nation. Harris was born in 1974, he attended Brooklyn Center High School in Brooklyn Center, where he was a star running back for the Brooklyn Center Centaurs high school football team. Harris received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Wyoming, he played for the Wyoming Cowboys football team from 1993 to 1996; as a senior in 1996, Harris was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American and won the Biletnikoff Award. He finished his career at Wyoming with 259 receptions, 4,518 receiving yards, 38 touchdown catches, he was inducted into the Wyoming Athletics Hall of Fame on September 24, 2004. Source: He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the seventh round of the 1997 NFL Draft, he is the only Biletnikoff Award winner to never have played in a National Football League regular season game.

He is an offensive coordinator for the football team, assistant coach for boys basketball team and head coach of the girls softball team at the Breck School. List of NCAA major college football yearly receiving leaders