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Stock (disambiguation)

Stock is a representation of capital paid or invested into a business entity by stockholders. Stock may refer to: Stock, England, a village and civil parish Stock, Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland, a village Stock, England, a small settlement Stock Farm, a northern suburb of Roseau, Dominica Stock Island, an island in the lower Florida Keys Stock Township, Harrison County, United States Stock Township, Noble County, United States Stock Windmill, a Grade II* listed tower mill at Stock, England Stock, a surname Stock, by Akina Nakamori Stock, a fictional town in Eastfarthing, in the works of J. R. R. Tolkien Raw stock, undeveloped motion picture film Repertory theatre called stock theatre, a theatre or opera production in which a resident company presents works from a specified repertoire Stock character, a stereotypical fictional character who audiences recognize Stock footage, film or video footage that can be used in other films Stock photography, the supply of photographs licensed for specific uses Stock sound effect, a prerecorded sound effect created for or contained within a sound effect library Stock, a stall or cage used to restrain livestock Fish stock, semi-discrete subpopulations of a particular species of fish Foundation stock, individual or general type of horses used as the foundation animals that create a new breed or bloodline Livestock, animals kept for agricultural purposes Stock fish, a type of dried fish product Stock, a genus of flowering plants Virginia stock, a garden plant Stock, a French publisher and subsidiary of Hachette Livre, which itself is part of the Lagardère Group Elliot Stock, a London publisher of the works of, among others, William Blades Stock Spirits, a Polish company established in 1884 Stock Transportation, a Canadian school bus operator Stock of a corporation is all of the shares into which ownership of the corporation is divided Stock, in economics, business, or accounting, a variable measured at one specific time STOCK Act, the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, an Act of Congress designed to combat insider trading Stock in trade or inventory, a supply of goods or materials held in storage by a business or household Stock, a part of a gun which interfaces with the shoulder or hand Stock, a liquid flavoring base for soups and sauces Stock, an igneous rock formation Stock, a type of changeling, a mythical creature Card stock Cattle catch or stocks, a move in some martial arts and wrestling Infant bed, for sleeping babies called a stock Label stock Military stock, a leather collar issued to Napoleonic-era soldiers Rolling stock, the vehicles that move on a railway Stock tie, a tie worn around the neck of a competitor riding in an equestrian event Stocks, a device for punishment or torture Stöckli, sometimes called Stock, a traditional agricultural building in Switzerland and parts of Germany Tally stick#Split tally, in ancient financial accounting, the part of a split tally stick used as a receipt in a transaction Stalk Standing stock Stocker Stocking Stocks Stocks All pages with titles containing Stock

5th Searchlight Brigade (United Kingdom)

The 5th Anti-Aircraft Brigade was an air defence formation of the British Army during World War II. It was formed as a searchlight brigade to protect the British Expeditionary Force's bases just before the Battle of France. After the Dunkirk evacuation it was reformed as a conventional anti-aircraft brigade and served through the rest of the war in Anti-Aircraft Command, defending various parts of the United Kingdom against bombing raids and V-1 flying bombs, it continued to serve in the Regular Army during the early postwar years. As the British Expeditionary Force in France expanded during the Phoney War period, new headquarters were formed to control the various groups of AA guns and searchlights of the Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers that were deployed to defend its field formations and base installations. 5th AA Brigade HQ was formed at Blackdown on 2 February, redesignated 5th Searchlight Brigade on 6 April, sent to France shortly before the Battle of France began on 10 May. Its commander was Brigadier Edmund Rait-Kerr, RE, commandant of the Army's School of Electric Lighting at Gosport.

Coming directly under General Headquarters the brigade's role was to administer the S/L units deployed to protect airfields and the BEF's forward gun areas. At the beginning of the Battle of France the brigade had the following composition: 1st Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery – Regular Army 1, 2, 3, 4 S/L Batteries – 1 and 2 Btys were newly arrived, replacing RE companies 2nd Searchlight Regiment, RA – Militia 5, 6, 8 S/L Btys 3rd Searchlight Regiment, RA – Supplementary Reserve 9, 10, 11, 12 S/L Btys When the Battle of France began on 10 May, the BEF started its planned advance north into Belgium, but the German Army broke through the Ardennes to the east, forcing the BEF to withdraw again. 1st and 3rd Searchlight Batteries were ordered to hold the bridges on the La Bassée–Béthune Canal'at all costs' against attacks from the south. They deployed their Boys anti-tank rifles and Bren guns, using S/L lorries as roadblocks, while French forces withdrew through them; the towns were bombed and S/L positions were machine-gunned by Luftwaffe fighters.

4th Searchlight Bty, deployed round Lille, saw constant enemy air activity. On 17 May it detached a group of riflemen with Boys rifles to defend 5 AA Bde HQ at Lens while the remainder joined the Bethune canal guards. On that day 1st S/L Bty was ordered back to Calais, a move made difficult because all the roads were choked with refugees. There it operated in the S/L role to defend the port. Meanwhile, Army Group A had cut the BEF's lines of communication into France and driven it back towards the coast at Dunkirk, cutting off the British troops at Calais and Boulogne from the main force; when planning the evacuation from Dunkirk, the BEF's commanders decided that Calais and Boulogne should still be held as supply points for further fighting or possible exit points for a final withdrawal. By 20 May, 1st and 2nd S/L Btys of 1st S/L Rgt, with part of 2nd S/L Rgt, were deployed as a screen of S/L detachments one mile apart round the east side of Calais and Lt-Col Goldney of 1st S/L Rgt was appointed AA Defence Commander for the town.

They were joined on 22 May by 30th Infantry Brigade, just before advanced German troops began probing the defences, beginning the Siege of Calais. On the night of 22/23 May the AA units engaged Luftwaffe raiders, but ground attack was now the biggest danger, the S/L men had to man the perimeter as infantry, a role for which they were untrained. They put up a stout fight, halting tank columns for several hours before they were overwhelmed; the remnants were forced back to the citadel and harbour, where some were evacuated by sea but most became Prisoners of war when the citadel fell on 26 May. The town's three-day defence, holding up Heinz Guderian's XIX Panzerkorps, had provided some respite for the Dunkirk evacuation. 2nd Searchlight Rgt was more spread. While part went to Calais, a Troop of one officer and 80 men found themselves attached to K Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, with orders to help hold the small village of Hondeghem, on the main German axis of advance; the gunners fought a valiant action on 26 May running short of ammunition, they charged the German positions and broke through, giving them a route out towards Dunkirk.

By now, 2nd S/L Rgt had 5 Bty missing, 6 Bty had over 50 per cent missing and 8 Bty was missing just under a quarter. By the time the evacuation was complete, the Regiment had lost over 50 men killed and half the regiment captured. 3rd Searchlight Rgt fared much better. Its batteries were deployed close together around the Dunkirk perimeter with 12 Bty in the town itself. On 19 May, after some hard fighting against tanks, the bulk of the regiment was ordered to destroy their searchlights and make for Dunkirk. By 21 May, 9, 10 and 11 Btys were in defensive positions around the port while 12 Bty continued in its S/L role inside the town. Over the next six days the regiment withstood many attacks from the enemy. Once the decision had been made on 24 May to evacuate, the HQs of 2 AA Bde and 5 AA Bde bore the brunt of AA defence of Dunkirk and the beaches, taking over those remnants of AA units that made their way back to the port. On 27 May 3rd S/L Rgt was relieved. Two Troops of 12 Battery were evacuated in small boats the following day, while the rest of the battery was ordered to destroy the remaining lights and assist in the defence of the beaches.

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Newman railway station

Newman railway station was a station on the Wairarapa Line in the Tararua District area of the Manawatu-Wanganui region of New Zealand’s North Island. It served the small rural community of Newman, 3 kilometres north of Eketahuna, it is now located on private property. The crossing of the Makakahi River by the Wellington – Woodville railway in December 1894 enabled the establishment of a station at Newman; the station was freight-only, while passenger trains continued to terminate at nearby Eketahuna as it was the nearest station with passenger accommodations. After the railway reached Eketahuna in 1889, local timber merchant Tom Price established a sawmill at Newman, named Albion Mill. At first, the timber was transported by cart to Eketahuna to be shipped out, but this caused problems with the local council when inclement weather caused his carts to damage the roads. Therefore, when Newman station was established, a siding was laid north of the station to his mill at the township of Newman.

Until the mill closed in March 1900, it provided a significant source of traffic for the station. Price’s operations were responsible for 1,000,000 cubic metres of totora and matai being shipped to his timber yard in Petone. One of the most significant aspects of Newman’s history is its short-lived status as the junction with the Nireaha Tramway from 1895 to 1900. Unlike many other timber tramways of the period, the Nireaha Tramway was constructed to railway standards, with a ballasted track and iron rails, used the national track gauge of 3 ft 6 in. Permission was first sought in 1893 to construct the line, was intended to resolve the problems caused by transporting timber using carts on the roads. Price was fortunate in that an economic depression had caused work on the government Wellington – Woodville railway to stall at Eketahuna, leading to the availability of a pool of skilled labour; these men were employed by Price to run his tramway. The 11-kilometre line started at the Albion Mill and passed by the township of Nireaha before terminating at a sawmill Price had established there on the eastern bank of the Mangatainoka River.

This mill was not replaced. Motive power was provided by horses, but a unique Aveling and Porter steam locomotive was employed; the locomotive was a wood-burner, was imported from England by Price who had it assembled at Newman. It started service on 2 July 1896, was driven by a local settler. Following the closure of the mill, the locomotive was relocated to Petone and sold to mill operators in the King Country where it ended its working life in the 1920s. By 1900 most of the native timber in the area had been milled, causing Price to close his mill and relocate his plant to Dannevirke. Other millers in Nireaha continued to use the tramway, employing horses for motive power, Eastern Nireaha children used the line as a walking track to get to school in Newman. After completion of the main line to Woodville in 1897, Newman became a stopping place for a variety of locomotive-hauled trains. Passenger services were provided first by the Wairarapa-class RM railcars, the twinset railcars; the 1959 railcar timetable for the Woodville–Masterton–Wellington and Wellington–Masterton–Woodville routes shows Newman as a "stops if required" station for the 15 services both ways each week.

Railcar services were withdrawn from the Wairarapa Line in the mid-1970s, after which locomotive-hauled carriage trains provided passenger services on the northern section until they were cancelled on 1 August 1988. By this time Newman had been closed to passenger traffic for nearly two decades. Little can be found at the station site now to indicate; the main loading bank and the remains of a building or other loading facility are the only visible remnants. Best, Peter. Eketahuna: Stories From Small Town New Zealand. Masterton: Wairarapa Archive. ISBN 0-9582053-2-9. Adcock, Irene. "The Railway Extension". A goodly heritage: Eketahuna and districts 100 years, 1873 - 1973. Eketahuna: Eketahuna Borough and County Councils. Pp. 127–128

Wild Angels (Martina McBride album)

Wild Angels is the third studio album by American country music artist Martina McBride. The album produced the singles "Safe in the Arms of Love", "Wild Angels", "Swingin' Doors", "Phones Are Ringin' All Over Town", "Cry on the Shoulder of the Road". "Wild Angels" was McBride's first number one hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. The album was certified Gold on February 23, 1996, Platinum on February 6, 1998, by the RIAA. Included on this album is a cover of "Two More Bottles of Wine", a #1 hit for Emmylou Harris in 1978. "Safe in the Arms of Love" was recorded by Wild Choir on their self-titled 1986 album, Baillie & the Boys on their 1989 album Turn the Tide, Kennedy Rose on their 1994 album Walk the Line, Michelle Wright on her 1994 album The Reasons Why. Wright's version of the song was a Top 10 hit in Canada. "A Great Disguise" would be recorded by Pam Tillis on her 1998 album Every Time. This was McBride's last album to feature a neotraditional country sound before developing a more crossover-friendly country-pop sound.

Compiled from liner notes. Musicians TechnicalJim Burnett - digital editor Pete Green - overdubbing engineer Martina McBride - producer Mike Poole - overdubbing engineer Mike Psanos - overdubbing engineer Clarke Schleicher - overdubbing engineer Ed Seay - producer, mixing engineer, overdubbing engineer Paul Worley - producer

VisitScotland

VisitScotland the Scottish Tourist Board, is a national tourism organisation for Scotland. It is an executive non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government, with offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and other parts of Scotland. Among the organisation's tasks is the attraction of visitors to Scotland through advertising and promotional campaigns. VisitScotland manages a number of quality grading schemes for tourist accommodation and attractions; the organisation operates the VisitScotland.com website which provides bookings and information service for visitors to Scotland. From 2001 this website was operated as a public-private partnership venture, though this venture was brought back into public ownership in 2008. VisitScotland's primary aim is to market Scotland as a tourism destination, which it does through advertising and promotion as well as encouraging press articles on Scotland and what it has to offer the business or consumer visitor; the organisation seeks to work with the tourism industry in Scotland to maintain standards in visitor attractions and accommodation provision.

It does this through a number of specific quality grading schemes. VisitScotland runs the Thistle Awards, which are awarded to the best tourism businesses each year. VisitScotland.com is the official website of VisitScotland. The website acts as a bookings and information service for visitors to Scotland. Accommodation availability information, as well as more general information about Scotland, is provided from the www.visitscotland.com domain. VisitScotland.com was the trading name of eTourism Ltd, a private limited company set up by a public-private partnership. In 2003 the IT services group SchlumbergerSema was taken over by Atos. There was a major restructuring in July 2006 that saw VisitScotland increase its stake from 25% to 36%, Austrian booking specialist Tiscover took a 35% share and ATOS reduced its stake from 60% to 7%. Partnerships UK Ltd had been shareholders; the ownership of VisitScotland.com became a divisive issue within the Scottish tourism industry. A number of accommodation providers lodged a petition with the Scottish Parliament to return the group to public ownership, arguing that the use of public money to fund the parent company eTourism Ltd was disrupting competition, an assertion which eTourism unconditionally rejected.

In 2008, a Scottish Parliament inquiry led by Tavish Scott considered some of the problems associated with the website and made the recommendation that Scottish Government find additional resources to resolve these. On 7 November 2008, it was announced that ownership of VisitScotland.com was to be transferred to VisitScotland, with £1.2 million of funds being used to purchase shares from all other shareholders. Tourism in Scotland VisitBritain VisitEngland Visit Wales

Mary Louise Smith (politician)

Mary Louise Smith, a U. S. political organizer and women's rights activist, was the second woman to become chair of a major political party in the United States. Born Mary Louise Epperson in Eddyville, she married medical student Elmer M. Smith while both were studying at the University of Iowa, she graduated in 1935 with a degree in social work administration and worked for the Iowa Employment Relief Administration in Iowa City. After moving to Eagle Grove she became active in civic life and Republican Party politics, she became membership chair of the Iowa Council of Republican Women in 1961 and was elected vice-chairwoman of the Wright County Republican Central Committee the following year. She was elected national committeewoman for Iowa in 1964, a post. In 1974, during the wake of the Watergate scandal, President Gerald Ford named her the first female chair of the Republican National Committee, she held that post until 1977, in that role became the first woman of her party, second woman of a major party, to organize a presidential nominating convention, the 1976 Republican National Convention in Kansas City.

In 1977, she was inducted in the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame. In 1978, she served as Co-Manager of the Committee for Governor Ray in the successful fourth re-election campaign of Iowa Governor Robert D. Ray. In 1979, the Supersisters trading card set was distributed, she campaigned for George H. W. Bush in the 1980 primaries, but supported Ronald Reagan both in the 1980 and 1984 general elections. Reagan appointed her vice-chairwoman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights in 1981, but declined to re-appoint her in 1984. Smith was a social liberal, while the electorate was shifting to the right. In 1991, President George H. W. Bush appointed her to the board of directors of the U. S. Institute of Peace. Influenced by her husband's experiences as a medic during the Vietnam War, Smith had become active in movements to establish a national peace institute, she served with USIP until her death. Smith was active in such organizations as the Republican Mainstream Committee, Iowa Women's Political Caucus, Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa.

She was a staunch advocate of the Equal Rights Amendment. In 1995, Iowa State University established the Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics in her honor, numerous other awards and recognitions are named for her throughout the state. Smith died of lung cancer in Des Moines at the age of 82. A widow, she was survived by three children. O'Dea, Suzanne. Madame Chairman: Mary Louise Smith and the Republican Revival After Watergate 216 pages.