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Stony Brook, New York

Stony Brook is a hamlet and census-designated place in the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island. Begun in the colonial era as an agricultural enclave, the hamlet experienced growth first as a resort town and to its current state as one of Long Island's major tourist towns and centers of education. Despite being referred to as a village by residents and tourists alike, Stony Brook has never been incorporated by the state; the population was 13,740 at the 2010 census. The CDP is adjacent to the main campus of Stony Brook University, a major research center within the State University of New York, The Stony Brook School, a private college preparatory school, it is home to the Long Island Museum of American Art and Carriages and the Stony Brook Village Center, a maintained commercial center planned in the style of a traditional New England village. Stony Brook was first settled in the late 17th century, it was known by the native name Wopowog and as Stoney Brook, with both names referring to the interconnected bodies of water at the hamlet's western edge.

It began as a satellite community of adjacent Setauket, New York, the Town of Brookhaven's first settlement, its land was included in the initial 1655 purchase from the native Setalcott tribe. A grist mill was built in 1699 on the water body now known as the Mill Pond; the current structure, which replaced the original in 1751, ground grain into the 1940s and has since been repurposed for public tours. For religious services and education, the hamlet's original residents had to attend institutions in the neighboring communities of Setauket and St. James. In the latter half of the 18th century, activity began to shift from the mill area north toward the harbor as new residences, a number of which still stand, were constructed. Stony Brook was a remote area through the 18th century aside for a modest amount of commerce near the mill at the intersection of Main Street and Harbor Road; the community's development was stalled by its poorly accessible harbor relative to nearby Setauket and Port Jefferson.

In the 1840s, local painter William Sidney Mount led a call for the harbor's dredging. This was completed twice. Lacking the resources of its neighboring harbor settlements, Stony Brook based its economy on agriculture and the cordwood industry; the Long Island Rail Road reached Stony Brook in the 1870s, creating an easy link between New York City and the citizens of Stony Brook. Stony Brook became a popular summer resort for city dwellers attempting to escape the hazards and stress of urban life; the establishment of the Stony Brook Assembly in 1909 helped to draw more residents to the local area. A number of these newcomers constructed houses and cottages, many of which were either made for year-round use or have since been converted to such; the majority of residences were local farmers and businessmen who depended on all necessities being in easy reach. Most businesses were on the compact plot that would become the contemporary village green. Unlike today, the shops in this area were haphazardly arranged.

The history of the unincorporated "village" is linked to that of Ward Melville, a local businessman who owned what would become the CVS Corporation. At one point owned much of. Beginning in 1939 with the creation of his Stony Brook Community Fund, Melville used his wealth to begin the transformation of part of the hamlet into his idea of an idyllic New England village, the Stony Brook Village Center, with white clapboard buildings and quaint stores; the focus had been in the previous center of the village's commerce, which now consists of a village green and a crescent of stores embellished with stone walkways and seasonal gardening. To accomplish this, Melville moved many of the existing shops in the plot into the crescent and modified their details for consistency, a design model similar to that of Colonial Williamsburg; as a centerpiece to the crescent, Melville built the Stony Brook Post Office, decorated by a large eagle that flaps its wings to mark each hour. Melville donated the land and funds to New York State for establishing a branch of the State University of New York in the area.

This led what was called the State University College on Long Island, at the time in constrictive Oyster Bay quarters, to relocate and change its name to Stony Brook University. Melville donated land and funds for the local school district; the Three Village Central School District today serves several communities in the vicinity and has named its flagship Ward Melville High School after the philanthropist. Tourist attractions include the Stony Brook Grist Mill and the Long Island Museum of American Art and Carriages, a large complex of buildings known as the Stony Brook Carriage House and Suffolk Museum. Other Stony Brook attractions are the 19th-century William Sidney Mount House, the St. James Episcopal Chapel, the West Meadow Beach Historic District. Stony Brook is on the North Shore of Long Island 55 miles east of the New York City borough of Manhattan; the census-designated place occupies an irregular shape 5 miles north to south and 1 mile east to west. The historic core of Stony Brook was developed from the 17th century onward at the mouth of Stony Brook Harbor, a narrow inlet of the Long Island Sound.

This section of town includes the Stony Brook Village Center, a planned commercial center in the style of New England clapboard architecture that opened in 1941. Nearby are the Long Island Mu

Kamakshyanagar (Odisha Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Kamakshyanagar is a Vidhan Sabha constituency of Dhenkanal district, Odisha. Area of this constituency include Kamakshyanagar, Bhuban, 15 GPs of Kamakshyanagar block and 7 GPs of Dhenkanal block, Bhuban block. In 1985 election, Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Prasanna Pattnaik was elected from Kamakhyanagar to become the first Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Odisha. In 2009 election, Biju Janata Dal candidate Prafulla Kumar Mallik defeated Indian National Congress candidate Satrughan Jena by a margin of 20,594 votes. 13 elections held during 1961 to 2014. Elected members from the Kamakshyanagar constituency are: 2014:: Prafulla Kumar Mallik 2009:: Prafulla Kumar Mallik 2004:: Prafulla Kumar Mallik 2000:: Brahmananda Biswal 1995:: Kailash Chandra Mohapatra 1990:: Prasanna Pattnaik 1985:: Prasanna Pattnaik 1980:: Kailash Chandra Mohapatra 1977:: Prasanna Kumar Pattnayak 1974:: Brahmananda Biswal 1971:: Brahmananda Biswal 1967:: Brundaban Tripathy 1961:: Brundaban Tripathy In 2014 election, Biju Janata Dal candidate Prafulla Kumar Mallik defeated Indian National Congress candidate Bhabani Sankar Mohaptra by a margin of 16,881 votes

Li Congke

Li Congke known posthumously as Emperor Mo of Later Tang, Emperor Fei of Later Tang, Wang Congke, or Prince of Lu, nickname Ershisan or, in short, was the last emperor of the Later Tang - the second of the Five Dynasties following the fall of the Tang Dynasty. He was an adoptive son of Li Siyuan and took the throne after overthrowing Emperor Mingzong's biological son Emperor Min of Later Tang, he was himself overthrown by his brother-in-law Shi Jingtang, supported by Khitan troops. When the combined Later Jin and Khitan forces defeated Later Tang forces, Li Congke and his family members, as well as the guards most loyal to him, ascended a tower and set it on fire, dying in the fire. Li Congke was born during the reign of Emperor Xizong of Tang, in Pingshan, his biological father was a man with the surname of Wang. His mother was a Lady Wei. During the subsequent Jingfu era of Emperor Xizong's brother and successor Emperor Zhaozong, there was a time when Li Siyuan an officer under his adoptive father, the major warlord Li Keyong the military governor of Hedong Circuit, was pillaging the Pingshan region under Li Keyong's command.

He happened to encounter Lady Wei and Li Congke, he captured them. He made Lady Wei either a concubine subordinated to Lady Cao, he named him Congke. As he was born on the 23rd day of the first lunar month of 885, he received the nickname of "Ershisan", or "Asan" in short. In his childhood, Li Congke was said to be silent. According to an account that Li Siyuan gave Li Siyuan's household was not wealthy at that time, there was not enough money for household expenses. Li Congke took on part of the household financial burdens by collecting lime and horse manure, for family use and/or for sale. Lady Wei was buried at Hedong's capital Taiyuan. After Tang fell in 906, Li Keyong's domain became the state of Jin and was ruled by Li Keyong, after Li Keyong's death, by Li Keyong's biological son Li Cunxu, as its princes. Li Siyuan was one of Li Cunxu's major generals, Li Congke served under him, it was said that Li Congke was tall and strong, had an impressive appearance. He became well known for his battle prowess, leading Li Cunxu to state, "Not only is Asan the same as I am in age, but he is like I am in daring to battle."

Li Congke participated in a major Jin victory over the Khitan Empire in 917, serving under his father. In late 918, Li Cunxu wanted to carry out a major campaign to destroy Jin's southern archrival Later Liang, took an army south toward Later Liang's capital Daliang, he encountered the main Later Liang army, under the command of the general He Gui, at Huliu Slope, south of the Yellow River. The Jin army was victorious, but a subsequent confusion in communications led the Jin army to believe that it was being defeated, the army collapsed. In the confusion, the major general Zhou Dewei was killed, Li Siyuan lost communications with Li Cunxu, while Li Congke was in the small group of soldiers accompanying Li Cunxu himself. Li Siyuan, believing that Li Cunxu had crossed the Yellow River north back into Jin territory, headed north across the river, while Li Cunxu, in actuality, was still trying to battle out of the confused rout. Li Congke, serving under Li Cunxu, subsequently assisted Li Cunxu in capturing an earthen mound, allowing Li Cunxu to have superior positioning to launch a counterattack.

The Jin counterattack was successful, allowing the Jin army to kill a large number of Later Liang soldiers and leading to the overall battle being a draw, with both armies having lost two-thirds of their soldiers and unable to attack each other for some time. At the end of the battle, Li Cunxu was able to capture Puyang as a waypoint to his eventual withdrawal back to his own territory. Li Congke contributed to the successful counterattack; when Li Siyuan subsequently heard that Li Cunxu was at Puyang, he turned back south and rendezvoused with Li Cunxu there. Li Cunxu, stated, "Lord, you believed that I was dead? Why did you cross the river?" Li Siyuan had to apologize. It was said that Li Cunxu acted like he forgave Li Siyuan due to Li Congke's contributions, but did not do so in his heart, distancing himself from Li Siyuan for several years. In 922, Li Cunxu cl

Maull House

Maull House known as the Thomas Maull House, is a historic home located at Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware. It dates to about 1730, is a 1 1/2-story, with attic, cypress sheathed frame dwelling with a gambrel roof, it measures 30 feet by 16 feet. A rear wing was added about 1890, it is the oldest Lewes building with the least alterations. Adjacent to the house is a section of the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal where a dock for the pilots' boats would have been. In 1803, Jérôme Bonaparte and his bride, Betsy Patterson, were shipwrecked off Lewes and entertained at the Maull House. Joseph Maull served as Governor of Delaware from March 2, 1846, until his death on May 3, 1846; the house remained in the Maull family until 1957, was obtained by the Colonel David Hall Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, in 1962. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, with a boundary increase in 1978. Historic American Buildings Survey No. DE-13, "Thomas Maull House, 542 Pilot Town Road, Sussex County, DE", 5 photos, 4 data pages, 1 photo caption page

Gower College Swansea

Gower College Swansea is a further education college in Swansea, Wales. It was formed in 2010 by the merger of Gorseinon College and Swansea College Mark Jones principal of Bridgend College, became principal in July 2013 The college provides further education and other training courses from several campuses and venues in the area. Broadway GCS Training Gorseinon campus Llwyn y Bryn Sketty Hall Tycoch campus In 2015 the overall A-level pass rate was 98%, above the Welsh national average. Of these passes, 81% were at the higher grades of A* to C and 57% at grades A* to B, both increases on 2014. International A-level students achieved a 100 % pass rate, with A grades; the college is overseen by twenty governors. The college has a number of sports academies that enable full-time students to develop skills in football, netball and cricket. Sports scholarships are available; the college offers the following higher education courses: Analytical and Forensic Science Care and Support Early Childhood IT Management for Business Education Learning and Development English and History Housing and Sustainable Communities Sports Development and Management HNC and HND in Building Services HND in Business and Accountancy HND in Computer and Information Systems HNC and HND in Electrical/Electronic Engineering HND in Electrical Engineering HNC and HND in Mechanical Engineering Professional Graduate Certificate in Education CertEd Post-compulsory Education and Training Diploma in Leadership for Children's Care and Development The Kenya Community Education Project was set up in 2003 and is run by students of the College.

This project aims to raise money to maintain a feeding programme for over 120 of the poorest pupils at Madungu Primary School in Kenya. In addition, it aims to pay the salaries of two teachers and supply them with a variety of educational materials; the college holds an annual Kenya Project Day but fund raising continues throughout the year. Students participate in the annual Cannock Chase Walk to raise funds as well as various events throughout the year. For example, a Walrus Dip. Members of the project have a chance to go to the Kenyan school every other year

Legacy hero

A legacy hero is a type of character a superhero, the descendant or relative of an or existing hero who either inherits or adopts the name and attributes of the original. One of the earliest examples of this character type was comic strip hero The Phantom, assumed to be immortal by his enemies—various members of a single family, the descendants of Christopher Walker; the term is used most to refer to characters published by DC and Marvel comics. Family franchises such as DC's Batman, Wonder Woman, Black Canary, Captain Marvel, The Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkwoman, The Ray and Robin or Marvel's Black Knight, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Wolverine, have seen several characters take up the name and abilities of the original. In the video games series, Assassin's Creed, many of the game's characters are descended from bloodlines of Assassins, in the Donkey Kong franchise, it's stated that Cranky Kong is the original Donkey Kong from the 1981 arcade, while the current Donkey Kong is his grandson.

In opposition, there have been legacy villains in fiction as well. In comics, examples are DC's Blockbuster, Captain Boomerang, Clayface. One of the best examples exists in Disney's Gargoyles, as a multi-generational line of villains known as the Hunter, originates with the TV series' fictionalized depiction of the historic Gille Coemgáin of Moray as a boy; the young "Gillecomegain", as he is known within the series' storyline, is confronted by the evil female gargoyle Demona and slashed by her on his face, the trio of slash wound scars on Gillecomegain's face, carried by him for the rest of his life as he seeks his revenge on the female gargoyle, becomes part of the Hunter disguise for succeeding examples of the Demona-hunting antagonists