Surulere is a residential and commercial Local Government Area located on the mainland of Lagos in Lagos State, with an area of 23 km². At the last census in the year 2006, there were 503,975 inhabitants, with a population density of 21,864 inhabitants per square kilometer; the local government area is bordered by Yaba and Ebute-Metta. In addition to the local settlers of Lagos, during the nineteenth century a number of emancipated African Brazilians and Cubans, who were referred to as Aguda or Saros settled in Surulere. People from different regions of the country have settled in Surulere. Nigerians from the Northern region settled at Idi-Araba while many people from the Eastern region are dispersed in various quarters but predominantly at Obele and Aguda areas. Residents of Lagos Island who bought or leased land from the government and Aworis settled in New Lagos while others lived in the neighborhoods of Itire, Ojuelegba and Shitta; the New Lagos neighborhood known as the Surulere Re-Housing Estate is among the first public housing projects in Nigeria.
Itirre, one of the quarters in Surulere has a recognized traditional authority in the Onitire of Itire. Festac'77 known as the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture was a cultural jamboree held in Surulere Lagos, from 15 January 1977 to 12 February 1977, it is home to the Lagos National Stadium built in 1972 for the All-Africa Games. The stadium has been allowed to become dilapidated since 2002. However, in preparation for the 2009 Under 17 FIFA World Cup the facilities were improved, the event kicked off in October 2009; the main commercial streets in Surulere are Western Avenue, Adeniran Ogunsanya, Ogunalana drive and Aguda, various open markets are dispersed in different neighborhoods. Industrial establishments are predominantly located at Iponri and Iganmu. Film production studios started in Surulere during the late 1980s well into the 1990s, it was home to the monthly magazines Newbreed and President, founded by Chief Chris Okolie, until publication ceased in the early 1990s.
One of the most popular places in Surulere is Ojuelegba. It is regarded as one of the busiest places in Lagos, it is one of the key transport nodes of Lagos, connecting the city's mainlands with Lagos Island and Victoria Island. It's the place, popular Nigerian musician, Wizkid sang about in his one of his most acclaimed single "Ojuelegba". In 2018, international sports brand Nike Inc collaborated with Wizkid to release a limited edition sports jersey, bringing notoriety on the cultural presence of Surulere and the city of Lagos to the global scene; the following is a list of notable people who were either born in, lived in, are current residents of, or are otherwise associated with or around the city of Surulere, Nigeria. Lagos Ikeja Yaba Surulere Now! Surulere Postal and zip codes
Wood Street is a London Overground station on the Chingford branch of the Lea Valley lines, located in Upper Walthamstow in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, east London. It is 7 miles 7 chains down the line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Walthamstow Central and Highams Park, it is occasionally known as "Walthamstow Wood Street". The station is in Travelcard Zone 4; the station was opened in 1873 by the Great Eastern Railway. On 13 February 1919 there was an accident at Wood Street when a passenger train ran into an empty stock train. Five people were injured – none seriously; the cause was a signal failure. In 1923 the Great Eastern Railway became part of the London and North Eastern Railway, which in turn was merged into British Railways Eastern Region following nationalisation in 1948; when construction of the London Underground's Victoria line was given parliamentary approval in 1955, the plan was to build the line past Walthamstow Central station to Wood Street, where the line would surface to terminate next to the British Railways station, on land used as a coal depot.
Before construction work started, a decision was made in 1961 to omit the section beyond Walthamstow Central. The line was electrified in 1960, electric services commenced on 12 November. At first Class 305 EMUs were used, but initial technical problems led to their replacement by Class 302 and Class 304 EMUs; the station had a goods depot, which closed on 6 May 1968. In April 1994 Railtrack took over responsibility for the operation of the infrastructure. Train services have been operated since by West Anglia Great Northern, National Express East Anglia, Abellio Greater Anglia and, as of 2015, by London Overground. There was an engine shed located just north of Wood Street, a sub-shed of Stratford TMD and was built in 1878; the engine shed was a two road affair with space for 6 tank locomotives – there was a short siding for coal wagons. An additional siding was added c1934. By the 1950s the staff complement was 36 drivers, 36 Firemen and six Passed Cleaners although recruitment for what was a hard dirty job became more difficult during that decade.
On 1 January 1922 the allocation consisted of three GER Class M15 2-4-2Ts, two GER Class C72 and eleven GER Class S56 0-6-0T engines. In years the main allocation of the shed was tank engines for working suburban services to and from London Liverpool Street and from the 1920s the allocation was the LNE N7 0-6-2T locomotives; the shed was closed in 1960. Trains are operated by London Overground; the typical off-peak weekday service pattern is: 4 trains per hour to London Liverpool Street. London Buses routes W16 serve the station. Train times and station information for Wood Street railway station from National Rail
Rossia Mall is an enclosed shopping mall located on Tigran Mets Avenue in the Armenian capital Yerevan. It is the 3rd-largest mall built in Yerevan; the shopping centre was opened on 5 March 2016, with the presence of president Serzh Sargsyan. It has a direct access to the General Andranik underground station, adjacent to the Rossia Theatre; the shopping centre was built by the "Sil Concern" LLC owned by the Armenian businessman Khachatur Sukiasyan. The entire cost of the project was around US$15 million; the mall is home to one of the largest jewelry centres in Yerevan. The mall has a number of restaurants as well as a food court, it is home to the "Play Space" children's playground. Rossia Mall is home to a variety of retailers including: Adidas LC Waikiki Ralf Ringer Dilvin Esposito Shustov Trading House Aver Store retailers Real Store retailers
Thomas Rush Propst is a former football head coach of Colquitt County High School in Moultrie and Hoover High School in Hoover, Alabama. Propst gained national notoriety through the MTV series Two-A-Days, which chronicled the 2005 and 2006 seasons of his Hoover team, he has helped over 125 players receive college scholarships, including players such as Chad Jackson, John Parker Wilson, Ryan Pugh and Cornelius Williams. At the conclusion of the 2017 season, his 29-year head coaching record stood at 299-92. Ralph Clyde "Shorty" Propst who played for Alabama Crimson Tide and was born in 1924 is his uncle. Propst is a native of Ohatchee, Alabama where he graduated from Ohatchee High School in 1976. Propst played high school football for Coach Ragan Clark, whose son Bill was the head coach at Prattville High School, a Hoover rival, for many years. Ohatchee was 27-5-1 in Propst's three years as a starter at wide receiver and defensive back, with Propst earning All-County recognition as a senior. In addition to football, he was a two-year starter on the basketball team and though Ohatchee did not have a track program, he checked out of school one afternoon and won the District 100-yard dash his senior year.
Propst attended college at Jacksonville State University where he was a non-scholarship member of the JSU football team in 1976-1977. He graduated from Jacksonville State in 1981 with a degree in Physical Education. In 1990, he married his high school sweetheart, with whom he had three children. Propst divorced Tammy in 2008 and married his current wife, with whom he has four children. Propst took his first coaching position as a student assistant at Ohatchee in 1977, the year they won their only state championship, his brother, Philip was a star on that team. He served as an assistant coach for eight years at Cleburne County High School in Heflin, Cherokee High School in Canton and Ashville High School in Ashville, Alabama. Propst was promoted to head football coach at Ashville High, serving from 1989 to 1993, he moved on to Eufaula High School in Eufaula, Alabama from 1994-1996 before being hired by Alba High School in Bayou La Batre, Alabama in 1997. In 1998, Propst coached Alma Bryant High School, the school that resulted from Alba's merger with the high school in Grand Bay, Alabama.
At Alma Bryant he amassed a 12–2 record. He was hired at Hoover in 1999, where he coached for nine years, winning 110 games and five state championships. Propst's Hoover team was one of the top-ranked teams in the United States over much of the first decade of the new millennium, winning Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 6A state championships in five of the first six seasons including four consecutive titles from 2002 to 2005. During Propst's tenure, Hoover was ranked in the nation's top-25 polls, finishing as the #16 team in the nation in 2003, #4 in the nation in 2004, #8 in the nation in 2005, ranked #1 entering the 2006 season by Sports Illustrated, USA Today and the National Prep Football Poll. Propst's base salary at Hoover was $100,678. On January 30, 2008, Propst was named head coach at Colquitt County High School; when Les Koenning left the University of South Alabama in January 2009, head coach Joey Jones interviewed Propst to fill the vacant position as the offensive coordinator.
After community uproar over the interview, Propst decided to stay at Colquitt County. In just his second year of coaching at Colquitt County, Propst took a team that had finished 2-8 in 2007 to an 11-3 season and the state semifinals in 2009. In 2010, he led Colquitt County to the GHSA Class 5A State Championship Game. In 2011, Colquitt finished 11-3 after losing 35-31 to the eventual state champions, Grayson High School, in the state semifinal game. In 2012, Colquitt finished 10-4 after losing 41-27 to the eventual state champions, Norcross High School, in the state semifinal game. In 2013, Colquitt finished 11-3 after losing 14-9 to the eventual state champions, Norcross High School, in the state semifinal game. In 2014, Rush Propst led his Colquitt County Packer football team to their second undefeated season and a second state title, by defeating Archer High School 28-24 on December 13, 2014 to claim the 2014 1-AAAAAA State Championship and his first state title within Georgia. In 2015, Colquitt County completed another 15-0 season with a 30-13 victory over the Roswell Hornets to claim their second consecutive Georgia AAAAAA State Championship.
During his tenure at Hoover, Propst was a frequent target of critics. But in June 2007, the criticism became more vocal and more formal when HHS athletic director Jerry Browning, Propst's immediate superior, resigned over numerous differences between himself and principal Richard Bishop, a teammate of Propst on the football team at Jacksonville State University. Browning expressed concerns over reports that grades for certain athletes had been altered to make them eligible for college play, made those concerns known to Hoover City Schools Superintendent Andy Craig in a meeting in April. Bishop announced that there was nothing to be concerned about, but Craig overruled Bishop and announced that a full investigation would be carried out, to be headed by former federal judge Sam C. Pointer, Jr. Propst faced charges having to do with his personal life that he engaged in extramarital affairs; the topic was the focus of considerable discussion on the Paul Finebaum syndicated sports talk radio show, where Hunter Ford, a reporter for The Hoover Gazette newspaper, reported the rumors.
During those discussions, Ford was fired
The Action of August 1702 was a naval battle that took place from 19–25 August 1702 O. S. between an English squadron under Vice-Admiral John Benbow and a French under Admiral Jean du Casse, off Cape Santa Marta on the coast of present-day Colombia, South America, during the War of the Spanish Succession. Benbow vigorously attacked the French squadron, but the refusal of most of his captains to support the action allowed du Casse to escape. Benbow died of illness about two months later. Two of the captains were convicted of shot. Benbow's resolution to pursue the French, in what proved to be his last fight, proved irresistible to the public imagination; the events of the fight inspired a number of ballads entitled Admiral Benbow or Brave Benbow, which were still favourites among British sailors more than a century later. Upon the outbreak of the War of the Spanish Succession, Benbow was sent to the West Indies with a small squadron, with the intention of keeping the Spanish possessions there out of the hands of the French.
Du Casse was dispatched to Cartagena with a squadron to compel its allegiance to Philip V. Benbow set out to intercept them. On 19 August 1702, Benbow's squadron encountered the French along the coast of Colombia, off Santa Marta, a little to the east of the mouth of the Rio Magdalena, he ordered his squadron to engage, but Defiance and Windsor being astern and showing no great haste, they had to be ordered to make more sail. Benbow intended to wait for Defiance to come up. Breda joined in, but Defiance and Windsor broke off after a few broadsides and left the Breda under fire from the French, the battle continuing until nightfall. Breda and Ruby pursued the French all night. Pursuit continued through the 20th, with the Ruby firing chase-guns as they could. Engaging again on the morning of the 21st, Ruby was badly damaged; the Greenwich had now fallen five leagues astern. On the 22nd, Breda captured the galley Anne an English ship captured by the French, the damaged Ruby was ordered to return to Port Royal.
During the night of the 24th, Benbow engaged one of the enemy ships alone and had his right leg wrecked by a chain shot, returning to the quarter-deck as soon as it could be dressed. Flag-Captain Fogg ordered the other captains of the squadron to keep the line of battle. Finding the other captains of the same opinion, Benbow broke off and returned to Jamaica. Benbow received a letter from Jean du Casse after the engagement: Sir, I had little hopes on Monday last but to have supped in your cabin: but it pleased God to order it otherwise. I am thankful for it; as for those cowardly captains who deserted you, hang them up, for by God they deserve it. Yours, Du Casse Such was indeed his course: Benbow held courts-martial upon his captains upon their return. Captains Kirkby and Wade were sentenced to be shot. Captain Constable was cleared of the charge of cowardice, but was convicted on other charges and cashiered. Captain Hudson died. Captains Fogg and Vincent were charged with having signed a paper with the other captains of the squadron, stating they would not fight, but they represented this as a device to keep Captain Kirkby from deserting.
Benbow's leg was amputated. Kirkby and Constable were sent to Plymouth aboard HMS Bristol, where their sentences were confirmed by the Lord High Admiral. Kirkby and Wade were shot aboard Bristol on 16 April 1703. Fogg and Vincent were permitted to return to the service. Benbow's squadron consisted of seven ships: Breda, 70, Captain Christopher Fogg Defiance, 64, Captain Richard Kirkby Greenwich, 54, Captain Cooper Wade Ruby, 48, Captain George Walton Pendennis, 48, Captain Thomas Hudson Windsor, 48, Captain John Constable Falmouth, 48, Captain Samuel Vincent Heureux, 70, flag of du Casse, with Captain Bennet Agréable, 56, Captain de Roussy Phénix, 50, Captain de Poudens Apollon, 50, Captain de Demuin Prince de Frise, 56 Lieut. de St André One transport Four sloops
3 Splash is an EP by Japanese recording artist and songwriter Kumi Koda. It was released on 8 July 2009, by Rhythm Zone, her fourth extended play consists of three recordings. It was released in two different formats: stand-alone CD, a CD+DVD bundle - the latter bundle was re-released with a pink-transparent CD holder; the three artworks for the EP depicts Kumi posing with the title of the work superimposed over her. The CD+DVD bundle artwork features her holding a basketball, this artwork was used for the digital release of the EP. 3 Splash contains predominantly pop rock and dance music. Kumi contributed by writing the lyrics to "Lick Me" and "Hashire!", while Japanese songwriter and producer Hum created "Ecstasy". Hiroto Suzuki and Shinjiro Inoue were credited as the EP's producers. 3 Splash received favourable reviews from music critics who commended the EP's production and commercial appeal. 3 Splash reached number two on the Oricon Singles Chart, was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan for shipments of 100,000 units.
"Lick Me", "Ecstasy", "Hashire!" Served as promotional singles, while "Lick Me" was certified platinum for 250,000 digital shipments and nominated for a Japan Record Award at the 51st Japan Record Awards. In 2009, Kumi released two compilation albums: Out Works & Collaboration Best and Koda Kumi Driving Hit's. Following this, along with the release of a collaborative single with her younger sister, Kumi announced plans of releasing a double album; the double album was to promote both her third greatest hits album, a new studio album that consisted of unreleased material from recording sessions for her 2008 album, Trick. "It's All Love!" was served as the studio album's lead single. Kumi announced that she would release a new extended play, marketed as a single, entitled 3 Splash, which would consist of three recordings: "Lick Me", "Ecstasy" and "Hashire!" with three additional interludes.3 Splash opens with the first interlude, "09:00AM", an instrumental piece with "groovy" DJ spins and scratches.
"Lick Me", the first tracks to include vocals, is an uptempo "cute summer number" with suggestive lyrics. "Ecstasy" is an electronic song with Kumi's "cool husky" vocals being processed with autotune and vocoder effects. According to Adam Greenberg from AllMusic, Ecstasy "share some ideation with Lady Gaga concepts, mixing sultriness with oddity and playing with the instrumentation and voicing along the way." The album's second interlude, "12:35PM", is another instrumental piece with "slow-paced" handclaps, subtle urban undertones. Hashire! is a "distorted" midtempo dance song with influences of rock and pop music, the EP is closed with a final instrumental interlude, "12:00AM". 3 Splash was released on July 2003, through Rhythm Zone. There are three official versions: a stand-alone CD version, a CD+DVD version and a CD+DVD version which features an accessory pouch for the physical single; each version featured a different cover sleeve, all with Kumi standing in front of a grey background: the CD version features Kumi in a black outfit, the CD+DVD and digital EP version features Kumi in urban street gear and the CD+DVD version, which includes a pink-transparent CD holder, features Kher in a 60s-influence dress.
The CD+DVD bundle artwork features Kumi holding a basketball. This artwork was used for the digital release of the EP. All three recorded songs were promoted through advertisement deals in Japan. "Ecstasy" was used for Music. Jp, "Lick Me" was used for the televised commercial of her Fever Live in Hall II concert, "Hashire!" was used for the NTT communications advert Musico. All three tracks served as the EP's promotional singles, released on July 8, 2009. "Lick Me" reached #2 on the Japan Hot 100 chart on the week end of July 20, 2009, her highest chart entry to date. "Lick Me" was certified platinum for 250,000 downloads in January 2014. "Ecstasy" and "Hashire!" did not chart in any Japanese music charts, but were marketed as promotional singles by Rhythm Zone. All three songs featured an accompanying music video, which were included on the DVD version of 3 Splash. An alternate version of the music video for "Lick me♥" was placed on the DVD for her second pachinko game, Fever Live in Hall II. All three songs have appeared on several live compilations released by Kumi respectively.
"Lick Me" and "Ecstasy" were performed during her Live Tour 2009: Trick, her 2009 Taiwan Live, Live Tour 2010: Universe, 10th Anniversary: Fantasia in Tokyo Dome, Live Tour 2011: Dejavu. "Hashire!" has only been performed on her Live Tour 2009: Trick. "Lick Me" and "Ecstasy" both appeared on her 2013 digital compilation, Summer Single Collection 2013, while "Lick Me" was included on both Kumi's concept compilations: Happy Love Song Collection and Summer of Love. 3 Splash received favourable reviews from music critics. Chris True from AllMusic highlighted Hashire! as a career stand out track from Kumi's discography. Ian Martin from the same publication reviewed "Lick Me" and "Ecstasy" from the Universe album and was divided. For "Lick Me", he said, "She wears her sexuality on her sleeve, with song titles like "Lick Me" laying their erotic playing cards on the table from the get-go, her lack of any recognizable singing ability compensated for by an awful lot of gumption." For "Ecstasy", he commended her "hard working ethic" in many songs, highlighting the song and concluded that, "All of this reveals a desperate need to achieve success no matter wh