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Roger Lancelyn Green

Roger Gilbert Lancelyn Green was a British biographer and children's writer. He was an Oxford academic who formed part of the Inklings literary discussion group along with C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. Roger Lancelyn Green was born in 1918 in Norwich, England, to Major Gilbert Arthur Lancelyn Green, of the Royal Artillery, Helena Mary Phyllis, daughter of Lt-Col Charles William Henry Sealy, of Hambledon House, Hampshire; the landed gentry Lancelyn Green family can be traced back to 1093, with the marriage of Randle Greene and Elizabeth, daughter of William Lancelyn, taking place in the reign of Elizabeth I. He studied under C. S. Lewis at Merton College, where he obtained a B. Litt. Degree; as an undergraduate, he performed in the Oxford University Dramatic Society's Shakespeare dramas produced by Nevill Coghill a member of the Inklings. He was deputy librarian at Merton College from 1945 to 1950 William Noble Research Fellow in English Literature at the University of Liverpool from 1950 to 1952.

As Andrew Lang Lecturer at the University of St Andrews from 1968 to 1969, he delivered the 1968 Andrew Lang lecture. Lancelyn Green remained close to Lewis until the latter's death in 1963, holidayed in Greece with Lewis and his wife Joy Gresham just before her death from cancer in 1960; when Lewis started writing the Narnia books in the late 1940s, Lancelyn Green suggested that they should be called The Chronicles of Narnia. Lancelyn Green lived in Cheshire at Poulton Hall, a manor house that his ancestors had owned for more than 900 years, he died on 8 October 1987 at the age of 68. His son was the writer Richard Lancelyn Green. Lancelyn Green became known for his writings for children his retellings of the myths of Greece and Egypt, as well the Norse mythology and the stories of King Arthur and Robin Hood, his works of original fiction include The Luck of Troy, set during the Trojan War, The Land of the Lord High Tiger, a fantasy, compared to the Narnia books. Chronological order The Singing Rose and Other Poems From the World's End King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table The Adventures of Robin Hood The Book of Nonsense Two Satyr Plays: Euripides' Cyclops and Sophocles' Ichneutai The Land of the Lord High Tiger Tales of the Greek Heroes: Retold From the Ancient Authors The Tale of Troy: Retold from the Ancient Authors Mystery at Mycenae: An Adventure Story of Ancient Greece Myths of the Norsemen: Retold from the Old Norse Poems and Tales A Century of Humorous Verse 1850–1950 The Saga of Asgard: Retold from the Old Norse Poems and Tales The Luck of Troy Once Long Ago: Folk and Fairy Tales of the World Authors & Places: A Literary Pilgrimage Tellers of Tales: British Authors of Children’s Books from 1800 to 1964 Tales the Muses Told: Ancient Greek Myths Tales from Shakespeare Tales of Ancient Egypt Ancient Greece A Cavalcade of Dragons A Cavalcade of Magicians Strange Adventures in Time The Tale of Thebes The Beaver Book of Other Worlds Lancelyn Green wrote biographies of J. M. Barrie, Andrew Lang, C. S. Lewis.

His new edition of selected tales of Hans Christian Andersen contains a short biography. He wrote a brief biography of Anthony Hope as the introduction to a one-volume Everyman's Library edition of The Prisoner of Zenda and its sequel Rupert of Hentzau, he was editor of the Kipling Journal, 1957–1979. Lancelyn Green was interested in Lewis Carroll, publishing several books and articles, his book The Story of Lewis Carroll led to an invitation from Carroll's nieces and Menella Dodgson, to produce an edited version of his diary. Karoline Leach devoted much space to considering it in her book In the Shadow of the Dreamchild, claiming that something like 60% of the diary material was left out of this publication, that Lancelyn Green's partial and misleading editing had contributed to a continued misrepresentation of Carroll in biographies and the media. At the time of publication, Lancelyn Green claimed to have seen all the diaries and gave the impression he had been allowed unrestricted access, however Leach alleges he retracted this claim and admitted he had been forced to work with edited transcripts prepared for him by Menella Dodgson,'for reasons of safety'.

He was a founder and vice-president of the Lewis Carroll Society and helped Morton N. Cohen to edit Carroll's collected letters. Chronological order Andrew Lang: A Critical Biography The Story of Lewis Carroll A. E. W. Mason The Adventure of a Story Teller The Letters of Lewis Carroll, 2 volumes Fifty Years of Peter Pan J. M. Barrie Lewis Carroll Mrs Molesworth The Readers' Guide to Rudyard Kipling's Work Kipling and the Children Henry Treece, C. S. Lewis and Beatrix Potter with Margery Fisher

Janet F. Werker

Janet F. Werker is a researcher in the field of developmental psychology, she researches the foundations of monolingual and bilingual infant language acquisition in infants at the University of British Columbia's Infant Studies Centre. Werker received her Ph. D. in psychology at the University of British Columbia in 1982. She is a Canada Research Chair professor at the University of British Columbia and is the recipient of the 2015 SSHRC Gold Medal. On 29 December 2017, Werker was named an Officer of the Order of Canada, "for her internationally renowned contributions to our understanding of speech perception and language acquisition in infants." She was named one of four recipients of a 2019 William James Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science. Werker uses both behavioural and neuroimaging tasks to identify maturational milestones that make it possible for children to begin the process of language acquisition, she has investigated how maternal depression and treatment for it can affect timing of language development in children.

Directions in future research include identifying whether expressions of ethnicity influence bilingual children's ability to keep their two languages distinct, how watching talking faces, in addition to hearing speech, influences acquisition. Werker completed her BA in psychology and social relations at Harvard University in 1976, she went to the University of British Columbia for graduate work under Richard Tees. She attributes her interest in language acquisition to living in Vancouver, where most children grow up in bilingual households. Werker has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Association for Psychological Science. J. F. Werker and T. K. Hensch, "Critical Periods in Speech Perception: New Directions," Annu. Rev. Psych. Vol. 66, pp. 173–196, 2015. P. Kandhadai et al, "Culture as a binder for bilingual acquisition," Trends Neurosci. Educ. vol. 3, pp. 24–7, 2014.

J. Gervain and J. F. Werker, "Prosody cues word order in 7-month-old bilingual infants," Nature Commun. Vol. 4, 2013. W. M. Weikum et al, "Prenatal exposure to antidepressants and depressed maternal mood alter trajectory of infant speech perception," PNAS, vol. 109, no. 2, pp. 17221–7, Oct. 2012. UBC Infant Studies Centre Janet F. Werker's Departmental Webpage

Telford Town Park

Telford Town Park is a park and Local Nature Reserve in Telford in Shropshire. In 2015, it was voted "UK's Best Park" in the inaugural public competition organised by Fields in Trust The Parks for People funding programme is a joint initiative between the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund, offering grants for projects that regenerate public parks of national, regional or local heritage value. Telford and Wrekin Council were advised of their Stage 2 approval and now move into the first year of the projects five-year delivery programme; this 5-year Project kicked off in 2011 with the first contract to deliver the Park's Master Plan starting on site Summer/Autumn. Plans include a new Teenage Activity Area, new learning zones and picnic areas throughout the wider Park, the restoration of key historic features. Work is due for completion Summer 2012; the majority of works are taking place in the central and southern area of the park therefore disruption is deemed minimal to the majority of Park visitors.

The remaining Master Plan work will follow and includes improved pathways, the creation of a Nature and Heritage Trail, new gateways and interpretation of the Parks history and wildlife. Additional benefits delivered by the Project including an enhanced events and activities programme, additional maintenance and management activities, will become prominent from 2012; the Park is located off Junction 5 of the M54, is within 10 minutes walk of Telford's main bus station, 5 minutes drive time from Telford Central railway station. Telford parkrun is a weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday and has become popular with people of all ages and abilities. On average 600 runners and walkers per week participate with help from volunteers. In the park is a memorial, unveiled in May 2010, to residents of the Telford and Wrekin borough area who died serving their country in all spheres since World War I. Sculpted by Malcolm Sear, whose workshops were at Jackfield, it incorporates a central ironwork poppy.

The inscription, "Honouring those of this borough who served and sacrificed for us all", is shared between two pieces of Kilkenny stone. A memorial to commemorate the Holocaust was unveiled on Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January 2014 by David Wright MP and Dr Eve Clevenger; the 62 hectare Local Nature Reserve hosts woodland, heathland and pools that have developed as a result of the Park's industrial past. The industrial history of the site is reflected in wildlife that it now supports; the Park would have predominantly been broadleaved woodland. Due to the activities of Saxon land clearance and subsequent land management through the medieval ages, this would have been converted to a patchwork of arable farmland and copses. By the Industrial Revolution, much of the Park area would have contained spoil mounds and quarry pits with isolated remnants of woodland and grassland habitats. Since the abandonment of industry, the pit mounds and surrounding areas have reverted to heathland and extensive areas of grassland.

This mosaic of different habitats now support a variety of wildlife including birds, amphibians, reptiles and other mammals. In recognition of the educational and amenity value of this biodiversity resource, a significant proportion of the Park has been designated as a statutory Local Nature Reserve. There are a number of endangered species in and around the park which have been discovered through previous surveys; these studies have shown that there are two out of Britain's sixteen species of bat nesting in the park. To protect these whilst work is going on in the park bat boxes have been put up around the area to house these; the most noticeable mammal in the park is the grey squirrel in the wooded area, other mammals to be present are small rodents such as voles and mice, although there is no confirmed data of these species being present. Four out of five of Britain's amphibian species reside within the park including the smooth and great crested newt; the only native species not recorded is the palmate newt.

Amongst these newts the common frog and toad are present. Due to the mixed woodland, scrub and grassland habitats within the park provides a range of suitable conditions for a good variety of birds. There are 60+ recorded species which do not include many common species such as herons and the black-headed gull. Saxon times saw the first real changes in the area known as Telford Town Park when early settlers cleared areas within the forest to create land suitable for farming; these became the starting points for places like Dawley and Malinslee, the key catchment areas that surround Telford Town Park. In the 13th century much of the land around Stirchley was given to the Cistercian monks of Buildwas Abbey, it was these monks who built the original Grange at Stirchley and farmed the surrounding land until the 1530s. The peaceful scene of small farmsteads separated by hedges and woodlands continued until the dramatic changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution. Valuable raw materials such as coal and ironstone were mined, this produced enormous amounts of waste which created the pit mounds seen in the Park today.

The Shropshire Canal passed through the Park and new industries grew up alongside the canal – iron furnaces and forges at Hinkshay and on the Stirchley Chimney site. Most of the industries belonged to the Old Park Company, set up by Isaac Hawkins Brow

Cheapside Park

Cheapside Park is a block in downtown Lexington, Kentucky between Upper Street and Mill Street. Cheapside was known as a large slave market before the Civil War, a general trading market after. Today it is home to several Lexington staples, popular events, such as Thursday Night Live and the Halloween Thriller Parade. Cheapside was a major marketplace and one of the largest markets in the South prior to the Civil War, chiefly because of it was so far from the Ohio River and became a major trading hub. One of the largest slave markets in the south existed at Cheapside, though it was detested by locals. Cheapside was host to the sale of "fancy girls", young women of mixed race sold as sex slaves; the Kentucky General Assembly attempted to ban or at least cripple the slave trade in 1833 with the Non-Importation Act, which banned the importation of slaves into The Commonwealth for the purpose of selling them. The slave trade was outlawed in 1864 but the Cheapside market continued to flourish until 1922 when it was declared a public nuisance and banned.

Future President Abraham Lincoln was visiting his wife's family in 1846 when her father, Robert Todd, purchased five slaves at Cheapside. Lincoln may have been present during the auction; the earliest reference to the name dates to 1813 in an advertisement for Todd and Smith Wholesale Grocery, owned by Mary Todd Lincoln's father Robert Smith Todd. That building is now occupied by a bourbon bar known as The Bluegrass Tavern; the name Cheapside is borrowed from a history marketplace in London England. The name is a common English street name meaning "market place" from Old English ceapan'to buy'. Cheapside was a common reference in England, is referenced in literature

The Children from Overseas

The Children from Overseas is a 10-minute 1940 Canadian documentary film, made by the National Film Board of Canada as part of the wartime Canada Carries On series. The film was produced by Stuart Legg; the Children from Overseas was an account of Britain's evacuee children who were sent to Canada during the Second World War. The film's French version title is Les Jeunes Réfugiés. In 1940, during the Blitz, with London and other urban centres in England under constant nightly bombardment. Parents have to make a momentous decision to protect their children. While anti-aircraft guns fire at the raiders, families seek shelter in air-raid shelters fearful of being bombed; when Canada offers to take refugees, the first 1,500 children to be evacuated to Canada come from London, Dover and the industrial north, all locations where German air raids are taking place. Still ahead of them, the children faced a perilous ocean voyage through Nazi U-boat-invested waters. Once they were safe in Canada, the children began to discover the sights and sounds of their new home.

A train trip still awaited most of the children. Some of the new experiences, at first, were strange and exciting – seeing a Mountie, attending school and meeting new classmates the simple sight of a city bathed in lights after a year of blackouts. In a country not facing widespread rationing, the evacuated children have discovered corn-on-the-cob, hot dogs, Coca-Cola and a rich, new kind of ice cream. Snow on a wintery day is a new experience but the children find that celebrating Christmas is much the same 3,000 miles away from their homes. Using a transatlantic radio connection, the evacuated children are able to share their new adventures with their parents in England. Canadian High Commissioner in London Vincent Massey as Himself Typical of the NFB's Second World War documentary short films in the Canada Carries On series, The Children from Overseas was made in cooperation with the Director of Public Information, Herbert Lash; the film was created as a morale boosting propaganda film. The Children from Overseas was a compilation documentary edited to provide a coherent story, that relied on newsreel material as well additional footage shot for the film by cinematographers Roy Tash and J.

D. Davidson, with on-location sound recording by technicians William H. Lane and C. J. Quick; the deep baritone voice of stage actor Lorne Greene was featured in the narration of The Children from Overseas. Greene, known for his work on both radio broadcasts as a news announcer at CBC as well as narrating many of the Canada Carries On series, his sonorous recitation led to his nickname, "The Voice of Canada", to some observers, the "voice-of-God". When reading grim battle statistics or narrating a serious topic, he was known as "The Voice of Doom"; the Children from Overseas was produced in 35 mm for the theatrical market. Each film was shown over a six-month period as part of the shorts or newsreel segments in 800 theatres across Canada; the NFB had an arrangement with Famous Players theatres to ensure that Canadians from coast-to-coast could see them, with further distribution by Columbia Pictures. After the six-month theatrical tour ended, individual films were made available on 16 mm to schools, libraries and factories, extending the life of these films for another year or two.

They were made available to film libraries operated by university and provincial authorities. A total of 199 films were produced before the series was canceled in 1959; the Home Front, a NFB documentary on the Canadian home front in the Second World War Children from Overseas at NFB Collections website Watch Children from Overseas at NFB.ca

2013 FIBA Asia Championship qualification

The qualification for the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship was held in late 2012 from early 2013 with the Gulf region, West Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Central Asia and South Asia each conducting tournaments. The following are eligible to participate: The organizing country; the champion team from the previous FIBA Asia Cup. The four best-placed teams from the previous FIBA Asia Cup will qualify the same number of teams from their respective sub-zones; the two best teams from the sub-zones of East Asia, Southeast Asia and West Asia and the winner from the sub-zones of South Asia and Central Asia. Berths Lebanon qualified for the tournament but was suspended by FIBA due to unresolved issues in its basketball federation. Iraq and the United Arab Emirates were asked to take Lebanon's slot in the tournament. However, they both begged off due to lack of preparation; the qualification for Central Asia consisted of a single game. On May 7, 2013, in Astana, Kazakhstan beat Uzbekistan 80–60 and was qualified for the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship.

The 3rd East Asian Basketball Association Championship for Men is the qualifying tournament for the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship. It serves as a regional championship involving East Asian basketball teams; the five best teams qualifies for 2013 FIBA Asia Championship. The tournament was held from May 16 to 2013 in Incheon, South Korea; the 13th Gulf Basketball Championship is the qualifying tournament for the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship. It serves as a regional championship; the three best teams qualifies for FIBA Asia Championship 2013. The 2013 South Asian Basketball Association Qualifying Round for the 27th FIBA Asia Championship is the qualifying tournament for the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship; the winner qualifies for 2013 FIBA Asia Championship. The tournament will be held from June 2 to 2013 in New Delhi, India; the 10th Southeast Asia Basketball Association Championship is the qualifying tournament for the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship. It will be held on June 20 to June 2013 at Medan, Indonesia.

The two best teams will qualify for the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship. The 2013 West Asian Basketball Championship is the qualifying tournament for the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship, it serves as a regional championship involving West Asian basketball teams. The two best teams excluding Iran qualifies for 2013 FIBA Asia Championship; the tournament was held from February 7 to February 2013 in Tehran, Iran. FIBA Asia official website Gulf Cup results