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Zlatko Bourek

Zlatko Bourek was a Croatian Jewish film director, production designer and expert on Jewish culture. Bourek was born in Požega, he was raised in Osijek, where he moved at the age of 4, by his Jewish mother and Serbian stepfather. Bourek graduated sculpture and painting at the Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb in 1955. During his career he made several theater set designs, had many solo and group exhibitions, he had solo exhibitions in Duisburg, New York, Varaždin and Zagreb. In 1959, Bourek started doing graphics work and in 1963 he exhibited the paintings that had all the features of his artistic creation, turned to grotesque humor and surrealistic feel of the folk element


Moddershall is a small village in the borough of Stafford in the county of Staffordshire, part of the civil parish of Stone Rural and ecclesiastical parish of Oulton with Moddershall. Lying to the East of the River Trent, it is halfway between the city of Stoke-on-Trent and the small town of Stone, Staffordshire; the geography of the area is defined by Scotch Brook, which after rising close to All Saints Church to the north of the village, runs round from the east of the village westwards and down towards its confluence with the River Trent. Moddershall village is mentioned in Domesday Book, listed as Modders Hale. During the 10th century, farming was the main activity, with the local reddish-brown clay being used to create suitable building bricks, topped with slate roofs. Although not as important as the forges and watermills of the Churnet Valley which had seven flint-grinding mills, the Moddershall Valley is best known and resultantly conserved as an early industrial revolution site, due to the number of watermills within the valley.

To be allowed to extract water from the area, the miller would need to gain the permission of the Lord of the Land, which for the manor of Moddershall Valley was controlled from Butterton, by the Lords of Stafford at Swynnerton Hall. It is that corn mills existed in the valley from the 12th century, evidence exists to show numerous mills during the Middle Ages, but it was not until 1720 that local potter John Astbury of Shelton discovered that adding heated and ground flint powder to the local reddish clay could create a more palatable white or cream ware, that sold at higher volumes to the natural Staffordshire Potteries reddish colour. The flint was sourced from either the South Coast of England or France, shipped to the Port of Liverpool or Shardlow, near Derby on the River Trent. After shipping to the mills on pack horse, it was sorted to remove the flint with reddish-hues, heated to 1,200 °C to create an ground product. However, the grinding process produced a fine siliceous dust, that after adhering to the workers lungs resulted in cases of silicosis, similar to the condition of pneumoconiosis suffered by coal miners.

The result was. Resultantly, in the early 1900s four mills in the valley converted to grinding bone, which had a similar effect. By the late 1930s the mills were in decline, a shortage of skilled manpower and cheap supply product, meant that after World War II the mills began to close. By the 1970s, only Hayes and Ivy mills were in operation, although their water wheels were out of operation and the grinding mechanism was powered by electricity; the closure of Hayes Mill in 1977 brought to an end 250 years of milling in the valley. All Saints' Church was built from local stone in 1903/4 by cousins of the Wedgwood family, it was taken down and re-erected on new foundations in 1993/94 following subsidence damage from nearby Florence Colliery. According to the 2001 UK census, the population of the civil parish was 947; the entire Moddershall Valley is now part of a designated Conservation Area. For administrative purposes Moddershall forms part of Stone Rural civil parish which, in turn, forms part of the borough of Stafford.

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Howrah–Malda Town Intercity Express

The 13011 / 12 Howrah Malda Town Intercity Express is an Express train belonging to Indian Railways - Eastern Railway zone that runs between Howrah Junction & Malda Town in India. It operates as train number 13011 from Howrah Junction to Malda Town and as train number 13012 in the reverse direction serving the states of West Bengal & Jharkhand; the 13011 / 12 Howrah Malda Town Intercity Express presently has 2 AC Chair Car, 2 2nd Class seating, 14 Unreserved/General & 2 End on Generator coaches. It does not carry a Pantry car coach; as is customary with most train services in India, Coach Composition may be amended at the discretion of Indian Railways depending on demand. The 13011 Howrah Malda Town Intercity Express covers the distance of 340 kilometres in 07 hours 25 mins 45.84 km/h & in 06 hours 55 mins as 13012 Malda Town Howrah Intercity Express 49.16 km/h. As the average speed of the train is below 55 km/h, as per Indian Railway rules, its fare does not include a Superfast surcharge; the 13011 / 12 Howrah Malda Town Intercity Express runs from Howrah Junction via Bardhaman Junction, Ahmadpur Junction, Nalhati Junction, New Farakka Junction to Malda Town.

A Howrah based WDM 3A / WDM 3D / WDP 4 powered the train for its entire journey. As the route is now electrified, a Howrah based [[Indian locomotive class WAP-4 or WAP-7 powers the train for its entire journey. 13011 Howrah Malda Town Intercity Express leaves Howrah Junction on a daily basis and reaches Malda Town the same day. 13012 Malda Town Howrah Intercity Express leaves Malda Town on a daily basis and reaches Howrah Junction the same day. "Howrah Malda Town Intercity Express crosses Rampurhat Howrah Intercity Express - YouTube". Retrieved 30 May 2014. "Howrah Malda Town Intercity via Rampurhat at Burdwan | Flickr - Photo Sharing!". Retrieved 30 May 2014. "Kolkata: List of trains affected due Bharat bandh |". Retrieved 30 May 2014. "MSR inaugurates 12 projects and services in West Bengal". Retrieved 30 May 2014. "Several trains cancelled following waterlogging on tracks - News Oneindia". Retrieved 30 May 2014. "Welcome to Indian Railway Passenger reservation Enquiry". Archived from the original on 8 April 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2014. "IRCTC Online Passenger Reservation System". Archived from the original on 3 March 2007. Retrieved 5 April 2014. " Welcome to, the home of IRFCA on the internet". Retrieved 5 April 2014

Noel Phillips

Noel Clive Phillips DSO, MC was a Welsh first-class cricketer and British Army officer. Phillips played minor counties cricket for Monmouthshire between the early 1900s and the early 1920s, he made appearances at first-class level for Marylebone Cricket Club, Free Foresters Cricket Club and South Wales. Phillips served in the militia battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment from 1901, reaching the rank of lieutenant before resigning his commission, he returned to the regiment to resume his commission during the First World War. During the course of the war he received the Military Cross, Distinguished Service Order and a Mention in Dispatches as well as promotion to the acting rank of lieutenant-colonel. Phillips served as High Sheriff of Radnorshire from 1936 to 1939 and as deputy lieutenant of the county from 1943. Born at Newport on 30 July 1883, Phillips was educated at Marlborough College, he was one of three candidates nominated for the position of High Sheriff of Radnorshire on Saint Martin's Day 1936 and again on the same day in 1937.

He was appointed to the position on 15 March 1938, during this time residing at Greenways in Penybont. He was appointed a deputy lieutenant for the county on 11 January 1943. Phillips died at Colwall in England in August 1961. Phillips made his debut in minor counties cricket for Monmouthshire against Wiltshire at Rodney Parade in the 1901 Minor Counties Championship. Phillips did not feature for the county in 1902, but played in the 1903 and 1904 seasons, after which a gap of four years followed before he next appeared for Monmouthshire, he made his debut in first-class cricket in 1908, when he played for the Marylebone Cricket Club against Cambridge University at Fenner's, one of two first-class matches he played for the MCC that year, the other coming against Oxford University. After playing for Monmouthshire in 1908, another gap of four years followed before his next appearance in minor counties cricket, he made three further appearances in first-class cricket in 1912, playing twice for the Free Foresters against the two Oxbridge Universities, as well as appearing for South Wales against the touring South Africans at Swansea.

With World War I interrupting county cricket, Phillips resumed playing cricket after the war. He appeared in minor counties cricket for Monmouthshire in 1921 and 1924, having made a total of 43 appearances for the county in minor counties cricket by that point, he appeared once more in first-class cricket, playing for the Free Foresters against Oxford University in 1921. Playing six matches at first-class level, Phillips scored 188 runs at an average of 17.09. He made one half century, a score of 62 against Oxford University in 1912. Phillips was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the third battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment on 24 August 1901, he was promoted to the local rank of lieutenant on 16 March 1902 and this was confirmed as a substantive rank on 8 June 1903. At some point thereafter he resigned from the army. Phillips returned to the battalion after the outbreak of the First World War and resumed his commission as a lieutenant in the third battalion on 8 January 1915.

He was promoted to captain on 13 February 1915 and to the temporary rank of major on 3 April 1916. Phillips was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry on the battlefield on 3 June 1916. Phillips was appointed to command his battalion and was promoted to the acting rank of lieutenant-colonel on 27 September 1916. On 9 April 1917 he was mentioned in despatches by Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig and on 4 June was appointed a companion of the Distinguished Service Order; the third battalion was transferred to the training reserve on 22 September 1918 with Phillips retaining command and his acting rank until 9 January 1919 after which he reverted to his substantive rank of captain. Phillips relinquished his commission on 1 April 1920 and on doing so was promoted to the rank of lieutenant-colonel. Noel Phillips at ESPNcricinfo

Rino Tirikatene

Rino Tirikatene is a New Zealand politician and a member of the House of Representatives, representing the Te Tai Tonga electorate since the 2011 election. He is a member of the Labour Party, he comes from a family with a strong political history. Born in Rangiora, Tirikatene affiliates to the Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Hine iwi, he is the nephew of Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan. His grandfather and aunt between them held the Southern Maori electorate for 64 years from 1932 and 1996; as such, the name Tirikatene is for many voters synonymous with the Māori electorate that covers the southern part of New Zealand. Prior to running for parliament, Tirikatene worked as a commercial lawyer and in a variety of Māori economic development roles. Tirikatene stood for Labour in Te Puku O Te Whenua in the 1996 election, his father, Rino Tirikatene senior, was selected for the seat but died on the campaign trail. Tirikatene was asked to replace his father; that year, New Zealand First won all Māori electorates, with Rana Waitai beating Tirikatene and Tu Wyllie defeating Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan.

He was selected to represent Labour in the Te Tai Tonga electorate on 1 December 2010. Te Tai Tonga is one of the seven Māori electorates, covers the South Island plus Wellington and is New Zealand's largest electorate by area. In the 2011 New Zealand general election, Tirikatene was placed at number 45 on the Labour Party list, he contested the Te Tai Tonga electorate against the incumbent, Rahui Katene of the Māori Party. Labour's selection of Tirikatene was criticised as cynical by Katene, as they are both from the same hapū, but this was rejected by Tirikatene, as "all Maoris connect up somewhere along the line". Tirikatene won the electorate with a margin of 1,475 votes; the electorate had been held by Labour, from 1999 until 2005. In 2013, Tirikatene voted against the Marriage Amendment Bill, which aims to permit same sex marriage in New Zealand, with fellow Labour MPs William Sio, Ross Robertson and Damien O'Connor. Tirikatene increased his majority in the 2014 election, he is the Labour spokesperson for customs and fisheries, associate spokesperson for regional development