Seal is a village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks district of Kent, England. The parish is located in the valley between the North Downs and the Greensand ridge, to the north-east of the town of Sevenoaks in West Kent; the village, on the A25 road, although ancient, is fast becoming part of the built-up area of Sevenoaks. In early documents the name of the village is given as'Sele','Sale','Zela' or'La Sela'; until it was thought to come from the French word'salle' meaning a hall but there is no evidence to support this. Etymologists suggest that the name of the village could have come from the Anglo-Saxon word'sole' or'sol' meaning a'muddy slough, wallowing place' or a'muddy pond that overflows'. Seal still has a pond at the fork at the bottom of Park Lane which tends to overflow at the present day. Another possibility is Anglo-Saxon sēale = "group of sallow trees". Seal's church, the oldest parts of which date from the 13th Century, is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul and is a grade I listed building.
The ecclesiastical parish only became separate from Kemsing in 1874, although there may well have been a Saxon church on the site of the present building. Visitors to the church, open during the day, can pick up a free guide leaflet pointing out features of interest. There are more details on the church website, a page for family historians with some records of burials and baptisms at the church and information about where to find others. Today, the ecclesiastical parish boundary meanders north of the village along the Guzzlebrook stream and extends south through the village, bounded on the eastern side by Watery Lane, Seal Chart, Ash Platt Road to the west, it follows the course of Park Lane, Chance Wood, Grove Road, through Godden Green, bounded at the south by the junction of Bitchet Green Road at Fawke Common. Seal was recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086. Seal retains a village library, operated by Kent County Council. There are three community halls in the village. Along the High Street there are a variety of shops and restaurants.
There is only one pub now in Seal. "The Five Bells" in Church Street is open every day. The name for the pub comes from the fact that there were five bells installed in the belltower at St Peter & St Paul's Church, given its close proximity to the church. Seal Recreation Ground lies to the west of the village and offers public amenity space for sports and leisure activities. During the summer months various events are held on the Rec, such as the SealFest Music Festival day and Big Lunch events. Seal Village has a stretch of land running alongside the Rec, left in trust to the villagers for allotment gardens that are used by surrounding villagers. For further information please see http://sealallotments.wixsite.com/home. There are several bus routes that connect Seal with surrounding towns; the Arriva 308 bus connects the village with Sevenoaks station, Bat & Ball, Borough Green and Gravesend. The Arriva 452 bus connects the village with Kemsing, Sevenoaks station, Dunton Green. An extended service of this route is operated by Go Coach on Saturdays.
There are some infrequent bus services, such as the Go Coach 404, connecting Seal to Shipbourne, Ivy Hatch, Stone Street, Ide Hill, Edenbridge. There are no buses serving Seal on Sundays or public holidays there are no direct buses to Otford Sainsbury's; the closest railway stations to the village are at Kemsing. Media related to Seal, Kent at Wikimedia Commons Seal parish council Notes on Seal St Peter and St Paul's church, Seal
Sudhangshu Seal was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Kolkata North West constituency of West Bengal and is a member of the Communist Party of India political party, he is the councillor of ward no. 20 of Kolkata Municipal Corporation. In the K. M. C election 2010, he was chosen as the Left Front's mayoral candidate. After the Left Front lost the election to the Trinamool Congress, the CPI leadership denied him the post of the Leader of the Opposition and former CPI MLA and councillor Rupa Bagchi took office as the leader of the opposition. Biography from Lok Sabha database
Paul Nathan Seal is a former American football player. He played college football as a tight end for the University of Michigan from 1971 to 1973 and professional football as a tight end in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints from 1974 to 1976 and for the San Francisco 49ers from 1977 to 1979. In his six-year NFL career, Seal totaled 1,586 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. Seal was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1952, he attended Pershing High School in Detroit. Seal enrolled at the University of Michigan in 1970 and played college football as a tight end for Bo Schembechler's Michigan Wolverines football teams from 1971 to 1973; as a junior, Seal started all 12 games at tight end for the 1972 Michigan Wolverines football team that compiled a 10-1 record, outscored opponents 264-57, finished the season ranked #6 in the final AP Poll. Playing for a run-oriented offense, Seal was the leading receiver for the 1972 Wolverines with 18 receptions for 243 yards and three touchdowns.
As a senior, Seal started all 11 games at tight end, was a team co-captain and was voted the Most Valuable Player on the undefeated 1973 Michigan Wolverines football team that compiled a 10-0-1 record, outscored opponents 330–68, finished the season ranked #6 in the final AP Poll. For the second straight year, Seal was Michigan's leading receiver with 14 catchers for 254 yards and three touchdowns. At the end of the 1973 season, Seal was selected by the United Press International as the second-team tight end on the 1973 College Football All-America Team. Seal was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the second round of the 1974 NFL Draft. Seal was the top draft pick of the Detroit Wheels of the World Football League, but he opted to sign with the Saints in April 1974, he played three seasons with the Saints from 1974 to 1976. As a rookie in 1974, Seal appeared in 14 games and had career highs with 32 receptions, 466 receiving yards, three receiving touchdowns. In 1975, Seal was the Saints' starting tight end in all 14 games and totaled 28 receptions, 414 receiving yards, one touchdown.
In early September 1977, the Saints traded Seal to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for offensive lineman John Watson. Seal played for the 49ers for three seasons from 1977 to 1979, appearing in 43 games, nine as a starter, totaled 37 receptions for 634 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Seal's longest reception of his NFL career came on a 47-yard touchdown bomb from Jim Plunkett in December 1977 against the Dallas Cowboys
Seal Beach, California
Seal Beach is a city in Orange County, California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,168, up from 24,157 at the 2000 census. Seal Beach is located in the westernmost corner of Orange County. To the northwest, just across the border with Los Angeles County, lies the city of Long Beach and the adjacent San Pedro Bay. To the southeast are Huntington Harbour, a neighborhood of Huntington Beach, Sunset Beach part of Huntington Beach. To the east lie the city of Westminster and the neighborhood of West Garden Grove, part of the city of Garden Grove. To the north lie the unincorporated community of Rossmoor and the city of Los Alamitos. A majority of the city's acreage is devoted to the Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach military base. Beginning in the mid-1860s, the eastern area of what is now Old Town Seal Beach became known as "Anaheim Landing." A warehouse and wharf had been built on a small bay where Anaheim Creek emptied into the Pacific Ocean. It was established by farmers and merchants in the newly-settled town of Anaheim who wanted a closer, more convenient port to ship the wine they were growing and to receive items they needed to help build homes and buildings in their new town.
For a few years Anaheim Landing came close to rivaling San Pedro for its volume of shipping, but the arrival of the railroad in Anaheim in 1875 made it easier to ship product via the rails than by hauling a wagon overland across 12 miles of soft soil to the Landing. However, the beaches and surrounding rolling Anaheim Landing had by this time become popular as a getaway from hot summer days. Los Angeles newspapers talk of a permanent summer population of as many as 400 and more on special days. Throughout the year, the landing was home to a number of fishing boats that plied the local fishing areas; this activity was written about by Nobel-prize winning author Henryk Sienkiewicz in a short essay, "The Cranes." The site of Anaheim Landing is now registered as a California Historical Landmark. In 1903 Los Angeles realtor Philip A. Stanton familiar with the area from his time selling land in Anaheim, Huntington Beach and from representing the local real estate interests of banker, put together a syndicate to lay out the town of Bayside on the land between Anaheim Landing and Anaheim Bay and the eastern edge of Alamitos Bay.
The new town would be along the still not-announced leg of the Pacific Electric which would run from Long Beach to Newport Beach. As there was a town called Bayside in Northern California Stanton's group instead called their new town Bay City. Due to many factors -- including competition from other beach resort areas (Long Beach, Redondo Beach and Venice/Ocean Park/Santa Monica, some national financial crises, the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake which sent most investment dollars to the more lucrative rebuilding of San Francisco -- Bay City failed miserably as a real estate investment. In 1913, Stanton optioned the land to real estate promoter Guy M. Rush who invested in building a renovated pier with pavilions on either side. Rush re-branded the town as Seal Beach and marketed it via postcards and advertisements around the country; this too failed and by early 1915 Rush had let his options lapse. In 1915 Stanton tried again, arranging to obtain some amusements from the closing San Francisco Panama-Pacific International Exposition and rebuild them as part of new amusement area which would be called The Joy Zone.
As part of this plan, the Bayside Land Company led a campaign to incorporate the town and had the new city council approve legal drinking in the town. This made it different from the Pike at Long Beach, a "dry city." The Joy Zone, a beach-side amusement park built in 1916, was the first in Orange County. It achieved some brief popularity, but the US entry into World War II and the resulting restrictions on rubber and metal impacted the amusement area. After the war, Prohibition did in the town's value as an amusement resort, but after 1920, the town's location on two Bays with many inlets to offload bootleg liquor, its small police department, its location on the county line, allowed it to become a popular place for rumrunners and gamblers. From 1928 to 1939, the town had as many as six wide open gambling establishments on Main Street. In addition most of Southern California's famous gambling ships operated off the Seal Beach just over the line from Long Beach. With gambling being a misdemeanor, the trials were held in the town's municipal court and a Seal Beach jury never returned a guilty verdict, to the dismay of Orange County and Long Beach officials.
But around 1941, with significant pressure being put on the gamblers by State Attorney General Earl Warren, most of the Seal Beach and gambling ship based gamblers relocated their business to Las Vegas. Barron ran gambling at the Last Frontier and Silver Slipper, Hicks built the El Cortez and Thunderbird, Mulconnery managed the Hacienda and Boyd was involved with many Vegas ventures, their absence was soon filled by a former Los Angeles police detective named William L. Robertson. In early 1944. During World War II, the Navy purchased most of the land around Anaheim Landing to construct the United States Navy's Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach for loading and storing of ammunition for the Pacific Fleet, those US Navy warships home-ported in Long Beach and San Diego. With closure of the Co
Seal (1994 album)
Seal is the second eponymous studio album by British singer Seal. The album was released in 1994 on ZTT and Sire Records and features the worldwide smash hit single "Kiss from a Rose"; the image on the cover has since become nearly synonymous with Seal, in that it has appeared on several singles covers and was reused for his greatest hits album. Seal – vocals Gus Isidore, Jamie Muhoberac, Lisa Coleman, Wendy Melvoin – principal musicians Joseph "Amp" Fiddler, Andy Duncan, Andy Newmark, Anne Dudley, Anthony Pleeth, Barry Wilde, Ben Cruft, Betsy Cook, Bill Benham, Bob Smissen, Boguslaw Kostecki, Carmen Rizzo, Charley Drayton, Chris Bruce, Chris Laurence, D'Influence, David Oladunni, David Theodore, Derek Watkins, Dick Morgan, Eddie Roberts, Garfield Jackson, Gavyn Wright, George Robertson, Gota Yashiki, Harvey Mason, Helen Liebmann, Ian Thomas, Jackie Shave, Jeff Beck, Jim McLeod, John Pigneguy, Jonathan Evans-Jones, Judd Proctor, Katie Wilkinson, Laurence Cottle, Luís Jardim, Maciej Rakowski, Mark Berrow, Mark Mann, Martin Loveday, Mike Brittain, Mike De Saulles, Nick Busch, Pandit Dinesh, Patrick Kiernan, Paul Kegg, Perry Montague-Mason, Peter Oxer, Phil Spalding, Pino Palladino, Richard Cottle, Rita Manning, Roger Garland, Roger Smith, Sam Maitland, Sarah Webb, Tim Weidner, Tony Stanton, Trevor Horn, Wilfred Gibson, William Orbit – musicians Anne Dudley, Wil Malone – string arrangements Eric Caudieux – programming Graeme Perkins – orchestration Nick Knight – cover photography
Jaynie Seal is an Australian television presenter. Seal is a weather presenter on Sky News Weather Channel, news presenter on Saturday Edition and Sunday Edition on Sky News Live and advertorial presenter on Today Extra. Seal was part of the original team for the Weather Channel when it launched in 1999 and she found a passion for weather and live television. In 2004, Seal joined the Nine Network as weather presenter for National Nine News in Sydney along with Nine Morning News and Nine Afternoon News. Seal has worked on The Footy Show, Today Australia, Hole in the Wall and Kerri-Anne where she co-hosted for a week. In late 2012, she rejoined Sky News Weather Channel as a weather presenter while remaining with the Nine Network as an advertorial presenter on Today Extra. In 2016, Seal added a role as news presenter on Sky News Live weekend morning programs Saturday Edition and Sunday Edition. Coinciding with the launch of Sky News on WIN in September 2018, Seal was announced as the inaugural presenter of breakfast news program Headline News.
Seal is the mother of two lives in Sydney. She was in a long term relationship with television and radio presenter Ed Phillips until they separated in 2012. Nine News team: Jaynie Seal
Seal (East Asia)
A seal, in an East and Southeast Asian context is a general name for printing stamps and impressions thereof which are used in lieu of signatures in personal documents, office paperwork, art, or any item requiring acknowledgement or authorship. The process soon spread across East Asia. China and Korea use a mixture of seals and hand signatures, electronic signatures. Chinese seals are made of stone, sometimes of metals, bamboo, plastic, or ivory, are used with red ink or cinnabar paste; the word 印 refers to the imprint created by the seal, as well as appearing in combination with other ideographs in words related to any printing, as in the word "印刷", "printing", pronounced "yìnshuā" in Mandarin, "insatsu" in Japanese. The colloquial name chop, when referring to these kinds of seals, was adapted from the Hindi word chapa and from the Malay word cap meaning stamp or rubber stamps. In Japan, seals have been used to identify individuals involved in government and trading from ancient times; the Japanese emperors, shōguns, samurai each had their own personal seal pressed onto edicts and other public documents to show authenticity and authority.
Today Japanese citizens' companies use name seals for the signing of a contract and other important paperwork. Zhuwen seals imprint the Chinese characters in red ink, sometimes referred to as yang seals. Baiwen seals imprint the background in red, leaving white characters, sometimes referred to as yin seals. Zhubaiwen Xiangjianyin seals use zhuwen and baiwen together The Chinese emperors, their families and officials used large seals known as xǐ renamed bǎo, which corresponds to the Great Seals of Western countries; these were made of jade, were square in shape. They were changed to a rectangular form during the Song dynasty, but reverted to square during the Qing dynasty; the most important of these seals was the Heirloom Seal of the Realm, created by the First Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, was seen as a legitimising device embodying or symbolising the Mandate of Heaven. The Heirloom Seal was passed down through several dynasties, but had been lost by the beginning of the Ming dynasty; this explains the Qing emperors' obsession with creating numerous imperial seals - for the emperors' official use alone the Forbidden City in Beijing has a collection of 25 seals - in order to reduce the significance of the Heirloom Seal.
These seals bore the titles of the offices, rather than the names of the owners. Different seals could be used for different purposes: for example, the Qianlong Emperor had a number of informal appreciation seals used on select paintings in his collection; the most popular style of script for government seals in the imperial eras of China is the Nine-fold Script, a stylised script, unreadable to the untrained. The government of the Republic of China has continued to use traditional square seals of up to about 13 centimetres each side, known by a variety of names depending on the user's hierarchy. Part of the inaugural ceremony for the President of the Republic of China includes bestowing on him the Seal of the Republic of China and the Seal of Honor. In the People's Republic of China, the seal of the Central People's Government from 1949 to 1954 was a square, bronze seal with side lengths of 9 centimetres; the inscription reads "Seal of the Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China".
Notably, the seal uses the modern Song typeface rather than the more ancient seal scripts, the seal is called a yìn, not a xǐ, in a nod to modernity. Government seals in the People's Republic of China today are circular in shape, have a five-pointed star in the centre of the circle; the name of the governmental institution is arranged around the star in a semicircle. There are many classes of personal seals. Denotes the person's name. Are the equivalent of today's email signature, can contain the person's personal philosophy or literary inclination; these can be any shape. Carry the name of the person's private studio 書齋, which most literati in ancient China had, although in lesser forms; these are less rectangular in shape. There are two types of seal paste depending on what base material; the standard colour is vermilion red but other colours can be used such as black, etc. for specific purposes. Silk: The red paste is made from finely pulverized cinnabar, mixed with castor oil and silk strands.
The silk strands bind the mixture together to form a thick substance. It has a oily appearance and tends to be a bright red in colour. Plant: The red paste is made from finely pulverized cinnabar, mixed with castor oil and moxa punk; because the base is a plant one, pulverised, the texture is loose due to the fact that it does not bind. The appearance is not oily. Plant-based paste tends to dry more than silk-