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South Derbyshire

South Derbyshire is a local government district in Derbyshire, England. The population of the local authority at the 2011 Census was 94,611, it contains a third of the National Forest, the council offices are in Swadlincote. The district was formed on 1 April 1974 as a merger of the Swadlincote urban district along with Repton Rural District and part of South East Derbyshire Rural District. Settlements in the district include: Aston-on-Trent Barrow upon Trent, Boulton Moor, Bretby Calke, Castle Gresley, Church Gresley, Church Broughton, Coton in the Elms Egginton, Etwall Hartshorne, Hilton, Hollington Ingleby Kings Newton Linton, Lullington Melbourne, Milton Netherseal, Newton Solney Overseal Repton, Rosliston Shardlow, Stanton by Bridge, Stenson Fields, Swarkestone Ticknall Walton-on-Trent, Weston-on-Trent, Willington In May 2006, a report commissioned by British Gas showed that housing in South Derbyshire produced the 19th highest average carbon emissions in the country at 6,929 kg of carbon dioxide per dwelling.

As a way of helping to reduce these emissions, the local councils have since given out leaflets and flyers telling people information about climate change. Relative to Derbyshire, the East Midlands and England as a whole the population of South Derbyshire is expected to rise by 23% in forecasts from a 2005 population of 88,000 to a 2025 population of 108,600. Swadlincote is anticipated to absorb most of this expansion. No other district in Derbyshire is expected to grow at half this rate; the figures for the East Midlands as whole over this time range is 10.5% with both Derbyshire and England as a whole being similar but less. Derby is forecast to grow by only 6%. List of civil parishes in South Derbyshire South Derbyshire District Council Official site South Derbyshire Citizens Advice Bureau Official site South Derbyshire Badgers Official set

John Charles (English footballer)

John W. Charles was an English professional footballer, he spent his entire professional career at Blackpool in the early 1900s, making over 200 Football League appearances for the club. He played as a midfielder. Crook-born Charles made his debut for Blackpool in the opening game of the 1912–13 season — a 1–1 draw at Grimsby Town, he went on to be ever-present in the club's 38 league games and two FA Cup ties against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. He scored four goals in both of the club's two goals in the FA Cup; the following season, 1913 -- 14, Charles scored seven goals. In 1914–15, he made 35 league appearances and scored six goals, five of which came in the final seven games of the campaign. Four seasons of inter–war football ensued, after which, in 1919–20, Blackpool had appointed their first full-time manager in Bill Norman. Charles found himself alternating between the right and left flanks as he made 27 league appearances and scored four goals (including the only goal of the game in a victory over Bury at Bloomfield Road on 2 April.

He scored in their 4–1 FA Cup first-round replay victory at Derby County on 14 January. In 1920–21, Charles appeared in 33 of the Blackpool's 42 league games, scoring three goals (including two in a 3–2 home victory over South Shields on 19 March. Charles made 33 league appearances the following 1921–22 season, found the net on two occasions; the first was the only goal in a victory at Rotherham United on 5 November. A quarter-century of league appearances followed in 1922–23, Blackpool's final season under the guidance of Norman. Charles scored all in victories. Frank Buckley was installed as manager for the 1923–24 campaign, he selected Charles on only six occasions in the league, he managed to score one goal, however, in a 1–1 draw at home to Stoke City on 15 September. His 241st and final appearance for the club occurred in their FA Cup second-round tie at Southampton on 2 February; the Seasiders lost 3–1. Calley, Roy. Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887–1992. Breedon Books Sport. ISBN 1-873626-07-X.

Joyce, Michael. Football League Players' Records 1888–1939. ISBN 1-899468-67-6

Ismaili Centre, Toronto

The Ismaili Centre, Toronto is a mosque and community centre in Toronto, the sixth such Ismaili Centre in the world. Situated in a park that it shares with the Aga Khan Museum adjacent to the Don Valley Parkway in North York, Ontario, the Centre represents the permanent presence of the Ismaili Muslim community in Toronto and Canada; the building was opened by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan on September 12, 2014. The Ismaili Centre, Toronto is situated along Wynford Drive in Toronto's Don Mills neighbourhood, it is visible from the adjacent Don Valley Parkway, shares a 6.8 hectare site with the Aga Khan Museum. The two buildings are surrounded by a landscaped park. Formally announced in 2002, the Ismaili Centre had its foundation ceremony on May 28, 2010; the ceremony was performed by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Aga Khan, together with the foundation of the Aga Khan Museum and their shared park. Construction of the $300 million development finished in 2014, represents a significant addition and shift in the landscape of Toronto's cultural institutions.

The Ismaili Centre, Toronto was designed by Indian architectural firm Charles Correa Associates in collaboration with Toronto-based Moriyama & Teshima Architects. A distinguishing feature of the building is the glass roof of the prayer hall, which recalls the corbelling in many of the traditional domes in the Muslim world; the glass dome, which represented a difficult technical challenge, is made of two layers of high-performance glass, fritted to deflect the heat of the sun. A clear sliver of glass facing east toward Mecca will run down the translucent roof; the Ismaili Centre is set in a landscaped park, composed of both informal gardens. Designed by Lebanese landscape-architect Vladimir Djurovic, the park connects the Centre with the adjacent Aga Khan Museum. Djurovic described his vision for the park as one that "captures the essence of the Islamic garden and translates it into an expression that reflects its context and contemporary age."Designed to suit the climate of Toronto, the gardens capture the beauty of the four seasons.

The park provides space for educational programming, outdoor gatherings, as well as offering areas for tranquillity and relaxation. Ahlul Bayt Assembly of Canada List of Canadian Shia Muslims Shia Islam in Canada "The Ismaili Centre, Toronto". Retrieved May 31, 2010. "Official site of the Ismaili Centres". Retrieved May 31, 2010. Aga Khan Museum Added December 28, 2012 Ismaili Centre Toronto - Moriyama & Teshima architects Added December 28, 2012

Nereide (horse)

Nereide was an undefeated Thoroughbred racemare that won the 1936 German Derby and the 1936 German Oaks. She was foaled in 1933 on the stud of Erlenhof in Germany. Nereide was by the German sire, her dam was the Federico Tesio owned mare, Nella da Gubbio by The Derby winner, Grand Parade from Nera di Bicci by Tracery; the third dam of Nereide was Catnip. Catnip was in England during World War I and went to Dormello stud in Italy in 1918, with her Tracery foal, Nera di Bicci; these mares and their progeny belong to the Bruce Lowe number 4-r family. As a two-year Nereide acquired a reputation as a good filly and won everything she contested. In the history of German Thoroughbred breeding, there were several successful two-year-old fillies, but Nereide was the only one, able to continue their triumphant advance as a three-year-old. In the German Derby Periander set a fast pace but in the home stretch Nereide made short work of the finish by defeating Periander. In winning this race Nereide set a new record of 2:28.8, not beaten until 1993 by Lando.

The Derby record time shows that Nereide’s superiority was based on the weakness of the competition but on their own strength. Nereid won the Baraunes Band von Deutschland in Munich by defeating the exceptional French mare, Corrida. Charles Elliot, the rider of the defeated Corrida said after the race, that in Europe would be no second horse that could win against her. Corrida a short time won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, repeated the victory the following year. Nereide’s trainer, Adrian von Borcke who managed seven Derby winners for the stud Erlenhof, among them exceptional horses such as Ticino and Orsini said, at the end of his career that Nereide was the best horse he had trained. Nereide's pedigree indicated great potential, but the Second World War and bad luck in general saw to it that Nereide’s blood is not found today in the German Thoroughbred breeding any more. Nereide was mated with only the best stallions of her time and she had three registered foals: Nuvolari 1938 colt by stakes-winning Oleander.

Successful sire. Nordlicht 1941 colt by Oleander. After the war, there were intensive efforts to reclaim Nordlicht, at least on loan from the U. S. back again to revive the German Thoroughbred breeding industry. All these efforts failed and he died in 1968 in the U. S. without seeing Germany again. Nerepha 1943 filly by Pharis II, had a stakes-winning gelding and another son that did not serve at stud. Nereid had died on 22 April 1943 during the birth of a foal. Nereid was honoured with a race, held for mares since 1955, the Nereid race on the racetrack in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Following the closure of the track Gelsenkirchen was first published this list of races to Mülheim and has been held since 2003 in Munich. List of leading Thoroughbred racehorses Life story Pedigree Racing performance Descendants The conical Erlenhof N-line

California Bowl

The California Bowl was a post-season college football bowl game played annually at Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, from 1981 to 1991. The game featured the champions of the Mid-American Conference. During the bowl's existence it was the first bowl game played during the postseason, it was regarded as one of the lower-profile bowl games in that the conferences involved were mid-majors, was one of the first bowls to restrict its television marketing efforts to the medium of cable television. Fresno State dominated this game, playing in five of the 11 games and winning four of them. In 1988, the California Raisin Advisory Board purchased the naming rights to the bowl; the game was dealt a severe blow in 1992. The MAC and Big West moved their tie-ins to Las Vegas and created the Las Vegas Bowl; the California Bowl made plans to hold the 1992 game without tie-ins, but was unable to find a new sponsor. When organizers came up short of a $1.75 million fundraising goal, the NCAA pulled the bowl's certification.

It has never returned. * UNLV won this game, but subsequently forfeited its entire schedule due to the use of ineligible players earlier in the season. List of college bowl games

Sukumar (writer)

Sukumaran Potti known as Sukumar, is a popular satirist and cartoonist from Kerala state in southern India. He completed his education from University College, Thiruvananthapuram and joined the Kerala Police Department, he started his literary life as a cartoonist in Kerala Kaumudi and became a full-fledged writer and satirist. Along with Veloor Krishnankutty, Sukumar was one of the most popular humour writers of his time, he received the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in the year 1996 for the work Vayil Vannathu Kothakku Pattu. Interview with Sukumar - Part 1 Interview with Sukumar - Part 2 Interview with Sukumar - Part 3