click links in text for more info


Sparkford is a village and civil parish in the South Somerset district of Somerset, England. The parish includes the village of Weston Bampfylde, it is situated near the junction of the A303 from London to Exeter and the A359 from Frome to Yeovil. In 1986 a bypass was built to take the main traffic on the A303 around the north of the village; the population is 617 living along the old A303 and Church Road, which runs down to the former water mill and the church. There is evidence for continuous occupation from Roman to Saxon times; the village is listed in the Domesday Book for Somerset as Spercheforde. It was held in 1086 by Fulwin from Walter de Douai having been held by Alwakin before the Norman conquest; the parish was part of the hundred of Catsash. In about 1335 the manor was held by Nicholas de Hanyton, while by 1370 it was held by John Lovel of Titchmarsh; the next known owner is Sir Thomas Essex who held the manor in about 1554. Richard Newman acquired Sparkford manor in 1610 and this family held it until 1792.

It passed to the Bennett family of North Cadbury. The village appears to have been situated south of the church, rather than to the north of it as at present. There are still signs of earthworks in the field; some archaeological investigations have been carried out but the results are not yet known. The parish council has responsibility for local issues, including setting an annual precept to cover the council’s operating costs and producing annual accounts for public scrutiny; the parish council evaluates local planning applications and works with the local police, district council officers, neighbourhood watch groups on matters of crime and traffic. The parish council's role includes initiating projects for the maintenance and repair of parish facilities, as well as consulting with the district council on the maintenance and improvement of highways, footpaths, public transport, street cleaning. Conservation matters and environmental issues are the responsibility of the council; the village falls within the Non-metropolitan district of South Somerset, formed on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, having been part of Wincanton Rural District.

The district council is responsible for local planning and building control, local roads, council housing, environmental health and fairs, refuse collection and recycling and crematoria, leisure services and tourism. Sparkford and Weston Bampfylde both come within the electoral ward of Camelot. Somerset County Council is responsible for running the largest and most expensive local services such as education, social services, main roads, public transport and fire services, trading standards, waste disposal and strategic planning, it is part of the Somerton and Frome county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament by the first past the post system of election; the present main roads have been important for many years. The bridge was widened in 1815; the toll house for the turnpike to Wincanton still is now a private house. The Sparkford Inn, dating from the 15th century, was an important coaching house and continues to be a popular hostelry.

It used to be a meeting place for the local hunt but this is now combined with the Blackmore Vale one. When the railway was built through Sparkford in 1877, there was a rearrangement of the roads, but the lines of the old ones can still be seen; the track was part of the Wilts and Weymouth Railway and ran from Thingley Junction in Wiltshire to Weymouth. There was a station, which served a wide district, a siding for milk trains for the milk factory, but both are now gone. However, the track is still in use. Sparkford Vale Cooperative Dairy Society had a factory by the railway from 1918 until 1938. Water for its use was taken from the River Cam; this factory was taken over by the Haynes Publishing Company in the 1960s and has since expanded. The village school was erected in 1849 and enlarged in 1892, it was for 80 children with a master and mistress. It has become the village hall; the village's primary age children now go to Countess Gytha Primary School in Queen Camel. Just to the north of Sparkford is Hazlegrove Preparatory School, an independent preparatory school for King's School, Bruton.

In early 2011 the village hall once more became utilised for the purpose of a local playgroup. The Galhampton Pre-school re-located to Sparkford due to structural problems with Galhampton village hall. After a few years being located at Sparkford in Sept 2016 the Galhampton Pre-school closed its doors due to dwindling numbers applying to the Pre-school, it has now joined to the North Cadbury Primary School. The Church of St Mary Magdalene is still as described in 1868, but the parish is now part of a Benefice known as Cam Vale which includes Queen Camel, West Camel, Corton Denham, Weston Bampfield and Sutton Montis; the building dates from the 14th century with the nave built in 1824 by Thomas Ellis of local grey lias stone cut and squared, with Hamstone dressings. The first known incumbent of the church was in 1297 and the monumental inscriptions date back to Johes Clyke, who died in 1513, it has been designated by English Heritage as a grade II* listed building. The former rectory, used by the Navy in World War II and used as an egg packing station, is now used for private housing.

The former glebe land was sold off for housing. The Church of the Holy Cross in

Rio San Jose

The Rio San Jose is a 90-mile-long tributary of the Rio Puerco in the U. S. state of New Mexico. The Rio San Jose headwaters are in the Zuni Mountains, near the continental divide in Cibola County, where it is known as Bluewater Creek. Bluewater Creek is dammed to form Bluewater Lake, with a capacity of 43,500 acre feet; the name Rio San Jose is used starting from the confluence of Bluewater Creek and Mitchell Draw near Bluewater Village. Entering Valencia County, it flows southeast, through Grants turning east near McCartys, flowing through the Acoma Indian Reservation and Laguna Pueblo; the remains of an ancient dam constructed by the Laguna people sometime between 1370–1750 AD is situated within Laguna Pueblo. Below Mesita the river turns southeast again, flowing through a narrow canyon before joining the Rio Puerco in Bernalillo County; the entire course of the river below Bluewater Creek is paralleled by the BNSF Railway tracks. Between Bluewater Village and Mesita the river valley provides the route for old U.

S. Route 66 and I-40; the water level and streamflow of the Rio San Jose has been measured at a number of sites in Cibola County, New Mexico. Stream gauges have been operated by the USGS near Laguna, at Acoma Pueblo, near Grants; the gauge at Acoma Pueblo has a record that commenced in 1937, is the only one still active. It measures flow from a contributing area of 1,170 square miles, from a larger drainage basin of 2,300 square miles; the mean flow between 1937 and 2016 was 6 cubic feet per second, with the lowest daily flow recorded in July 2014 at 1.3 cubic feet per second. The highest river level recorded occurred in September 1963 with a height of 4.87 feet through the gauge, giving a corresponding flow of 1,400 cubic feet per second, although this peak flow was affected by diversion or regulation. Since the 1870s the flow of the upper river has been modified by demands for irrigation, groundwater abstraction and a dam on the Bluewater Creek. A report in 1982 showed that the natural flow was estimated to be between 16.6 cubic feet per second and 19.3 cubic feet per second, as opposed to the measured mean flow of 6.7 cubic feet per second.

List of rivers of New Mexico

What No One Knows

What No One Knows is a 2008 Danish political thriller film written and directed by Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, starring Anders W. Berthelsen, Maria Bonnevie, Ghita Nørby, Lars Mikkelsen; the film was produced by Nimbus Film. A young woman is found drowned on a winter night by the sea; the dead woman's brother, discovers that her death is connected to their father, now deceased, his work in military intelligence. As Thomas digs deeper into the case his family is brought into sudden danger. Anders W. Berthelsen – Thomas Deleuran Maria Bonnevie – Ursula Ghita Nørby – Ingrid Deleuran Henning Jensen – Lange-Erichsen Marie Louise Wille – Marianne Mette Gregersen – Liv Lars Mikkelsen – Marc Deleuran Sarah Juel Werner – Bea Jonas SchmidtClaus Jensen Sarah Boberg – Amalie Claus Gerving – Tyrfing agent Kim Sønderholm – Tyrfing agent Karl Bille – Truck driver Sonja Richter – Charlotte Deleuran Rita Angela – Old lady Baard Owe – Hemmingsen Christian Grønvall – Waiter Rebekka Owe – Margrethe Vibeke Hastrup – Miss Lange-Erichsen Torben Jensen – Voice in telephone What No One Knows in the Danish Film Database What No One Knows in the film database What No One Knows on IMDb Det som ingen ved at Rotten Tomatoes

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is a freestanding 105-bed, pediatric acute care facility adjacent to RWJUH. It is affiliated with both Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and PSE&G Children's Specialized Hospital, is a member of RWJBarnabas Health; the hospital provides comprehensive pediatric specialties and subspecialties to pediatric patients aged 0-21 throughout New Jersey. It is a level II pediatric trauma center and its regional pediatric intensive-care unit and neonatal intensive care units serve the Central New Jersey region. In 2007, Bristol Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at RWJUH was joined by the PSE&G Children's Specialized Hospital and the Child Health Institute of New Jersey to create the first pediatric medical campus in New Jersey, with pediatric acute care and research were combined on one campus. In 2015, The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at RWJUH was named the world's first "Adolescent Center of Excellence for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.”

The hospital ranked 39 nationally in the field of pediatric urology by the U. S. News and World Report. BMSCH ranked as the #2 children's hospital in New Jersey after Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital. Adolescent Unit - General Inpatient 14 Bed Unit For Ages 12-21 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - Advanced 37 Bed Unit For Neonates In Critical Condition Pediatric Hematology-Oncology - Hematologic and Oncologic 10 Bed Unit For Ages 0-21 Pediatric Intensive Care Unit - Critically Ill Unit For Ages 0-21 Pediatric Unit - General Inpatient 24 Bed Unit For Ages 0-11 Regional Perinatal Center - Unit For High Risk Births

Queen Eleanor Memorial Cross

The Queen Eleanor Memorial Cross is a memorial to Eleanor of Castile erected in the forecourt of Charing Cross railway station, London, in 1864–1865. It is a fanciful reconstruction of the medieval Eleanor cross at Charing, one of several memorial crosses erected by Edward I of England in memory of his first wife; the Victorian monument was designed by Edward Middleton Barry the architect of the railway station, includes multiple statues of Queen Eleanor by the sculptor Thomas Earp. It does not occupy the original site of the Charing Cross, now occupied by Hubert Le Sueur's equestrian statue of Charles I. Barry based the memorial on the three surviving drawings of the Charing Cross, in the Bodleian Library, the British Museum and the collection of the Royal Society of Antiquaries. However, due to the fragmentary nature of this evidence, he drew from a wider range of sources including the other surviving Eleanor crosses and Queen Eleanor's tomb at Westminster Abbey. In this search for precedents Barry was assisted by his fellow architect Arthur Ashpitel.

The coats of arms of England, León, Castile and Ponthieu appear on the monument. Media related to Queen Eleanor Memorial Cross at Wikimedia Commons


Californios are Hispanic people native to the U. S. state of California, who are culturally or genetically descended from the Spanish-speaking community that has resided there since 1683, of varying Criollo Spaniard and Indigenous Californian origins. Alongside Tejanos and Neomexicanos, Californios are part of the larger Chicano/Mexican-American/Hispano community of the United States, which have lived in the American Southwest since the 16th century; the term Californio was applied to the Spanish-speaking residents of Las Californias during the periods of Spanish California and Mexican California, between 1683 and 1848. The first Californios were the children of the early Spanish military expeditions into northern reaches of the Californias which established the presidios of California and subsequently allowed for the foundation of the California mission system; the primary cultural focus of the Californio population became the Vaquero tradition practiced by the landed gentry which received land grants creating the Rancho system.

In the 1820s-40s, American and European settlers came to Mexican California, married Californio women, became Mexican citizens, learning Spanish and converting to Catholicism, are also considered Californios, for their adherence to Californio language and culture. There are 11.9 million Chicanos/Mexican Americans in California, making up the largest group of 15.2 million California Hispanics. 2004 studies estimated that between 300,000 and 500,000 have ancestry descended from the Mexican and Spanish eras of California. Alta California was nominally controlled by a national-government appointed governor; the governors of California were at first appointed by the Viceroy, after 1821 by the approximate 40 Mexican Presidents from 1821 to 1846. The costs of the minimum Alta California government were paid by means of a 40–100% import tariff collected at the entry port of Monterey; the other center of Spanish power in Alta California was the Franciscan friars who, as heads of the 21 missions resisted the powers of the governors.

None of the Franciscan friars were Californios and their influence waned after the secularization of the missions in the 1830s. The instability of the Mexican government, Alta California's geographic isolation, the growing ability of the Alta California's inhabitants to make a success of immigrating and an increase in the Californio population created a schism with the national government; as Spanish and Mexican period immigrants were succeeded in number by those that increasing lost an affinity with the national government, an environment developed that did not suppress disagreement with the central government. Governors had little material support from far-away Mexico to deal with Alta Californians, who were left to resolve situations themselves. Mexico-born governor Manuel Victoria was forced to flee in 1831, after losing a fight against a local uprising at the Battle of Cahuenga Pass; as Californios matured to adulthood and assumed positions of power in the Alta California government, rivalries emerged between northern and southern regions.

Several times, Californio leaders attempted to break away from Mexico, most notably Juan Bautista Alvarado in 1836. Southern regional leaders, led by Pio Pico, made several attempts to relocate the capital from Monterey to the more populated Los Angeles; the independence-minded Californios were influenced by the increasing numbers of immigrant foreigners, who integrated with the Californios, becoming Mexican citizens and gaining land either independently granted to them or through marriage to Californio women. For example, the American Abel Stearns was an ally of the Californio José Antonio Carrillo in the 1831 Victoria incident, yet sided with the southern Californians against the Californio would-be governor Alvarado in 1836. Alvarado recruited a company of Tennessean riflemen, many of them former trappers who had settled in the Monterey Bay area; the company was led by another American, Isaac Graham. When the Americans refused to fight against fellow Americans, Alvarado was forced to negotiate a settlement.

Californios included the descendants of agricultural settlers and retired escort soldiers deployed from what is modern-day Mexico. Most were of mixed ethnicities Mestizo or mixed African-American and Indian backgrounds. Despite the depictions of the popular shows like Zorro, few Californios were of "pure" Spanish ancestry. Most with unmixed Spanish ancestry were Franciscan priests, along with career government officials and military officers who did not remain in California. According to mission records as well as Presidio roster listings, several "leather-jacket" soldiers operating as escorts, mission guards, other military duty personnel were described as europeo, while most of the civilian settlers were of mixed origins; the term mestizo was if used in mission records, the more common terms being indio, mulatto, coyote and other caste terms. An example of the number of European-born soldiers is the twenty-five from Lieutenant Pedro Fages detachment of Catalan Volunteers. Most of the soldiers on the Portola-Serra expedition of 1769 and the de Anza expeditions of 1774 and 1775 were recruited from the Spanish Army in