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Waiuku

Waiuku is a country town in the Auckland Region in the North Island of New Zealand. It is located at the southern end of the Waiuku River, an estuarial arm of the Manukau Harbour, lies on the isthmus of the Awhitu Peninsula, which extends to the northeast, it is 40 kilometres southwest of Auckland city centre, 12 kilometres north of the mouth of the Waikato River. The town serves to support local farming, is the residence of many employees of New Zealand Steel at Glenbrook, four kilometres to the northeast, it was part of the Franklin District prior to it being abolished in 2010. Most of the town is now within the boundaries of Auckland Council, with the balance in the area of Waikato District Council; the Māori name Waiuku comes from a legend that two prominent brothers and Tamakou, vied for the hand of a beautiful high-ranking Waikato chieftainess. Tamakae was the cultivator and Tamakou the orator. Tamakou was the first to meet her, he was working in the kumara gardens and had to be washed in the wai and uku at the stream that flows into the Manukau Harbour just behind the Waiuku Museum, before he was able to meet her.

Tamakae married her. From the place was named Waiuku; the local iwi and mana whenua are Te Iwi o Ngati Te Ata Waiohua. Waiuku came into existence as a port in about 1843, on the important trade route between Auckland and the agricultural area of the Waikato, it was the terminal of an ancient Maori portage between the Waikato River and the Manukau Harbour. Waiuku was marked out by the Government as a town in 1851. During the Waikato War, Waiuku became a frontier stockade guarded by a blockhouse. One of the founders of St Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Waiuku in the 19th century was Captain Sir John Makgill. Makgill arrived with his family in Waiuku in 1882 and established a farm called'Brackmont' at Taurangaruru, he increased his holdings there to about 2500 acres, bought land at Orua Bay. Sir John Makgill died at Brackmont on 14 November 1906, his wife was Margaret Isabella Haldane, sister of Lord Haldane, their eldest son was George Makgill who spent most of his adult life in Scotland, becoming 11th Baronet of Makgill on his father's death.

One other son John E Makgill continued to farm at Taurangaruru, while another Robert Haldane Makgill was a key figure in the development of New Zealand's public health system. He was one of the country's first district health officers, at a time when central government took on greater responsibility for public health, he was to play an important role during the 1918 influenza pandemic and its aftermath, notably as ‘the chief architect’ of ‘the most useful legacy of the 1918 influenza pandemic’: the 1920 Health Act. The Waikato War ended the traffic responsible for the early development of the town as a trading post. Waiuku grew as a farming centre under road board administration, in 1914 became a town district, it was constituted a borough in 1955, subsequently amalgamated into the Franklin District Council in 1988. A major development for the town was the government sponsored establishment, from the mid-1960s, of New Zealand's first steel plant at Glenbrook to convert ironsand brought from the black sand deposits at Waikato Heads into steel.

After many changes of ownership and name, the company has returned to being called New Zealand Steel and is a division of BlueScope of Australia. The company continues to influence on the town. Waiuku has two marae affiliated with the Waikato Tainui hapū of Te Ākitai, Ngāti Paretaua and Ngāti Te Ata: Reretēwhioi Marae and its Arohanui meeting house, Tāhuna Marae and its Teuwira meeting house. Waiuku has a local government just like other suburbs of Auckland at that time; the local government was called Waiuku Borough Council, which started in 1955 and merged into Franklin District Council in 1989 amalgamated into Auckland Council in November 2010. The district had two mayors: 1955–1971 R. S. Whiteside 1971–1989 S. K. Lawrence The local pub, called The Kentish Hotel, is New Zealand's longest continuously licensed hotel, it was built by one of the first European settlers in Waiuku, Edward Constable, as an inn in 1851. His presence can still be felt in the name of the pub, the street behind it - Constable Road.

The Kentish, with its ornate verandahs, provides a historical centre point to the town and the nearby Tamakae Reserve. At the entrance to the Reserve stands a striking statue of Tamakae carved from swamp kauri logs; the logs were found during some excavation work at New Zealand Steel and gifted to the local iwi, Ngati Te Ata. The Reserve has a small historic “village” with several restored buildings including Hartmann House, dating back to 1886, now operating as a local craft studio, Pollock Cottage, Waiuku Jail and The Creamery; the nearby Waiuku Museum has colonial era memorabilia, Māori artifacts, old sailing boats and historic photographs. A heritage trail around town points out further sites of historic interest in Waiuku including Wesley Methodist Church, from where visitors to the town can get a panoramic view across Waiuku and the waterfront reserve. Neighbouring attractions include the West Coast black sand beach of Karioitahi and the Glenbrook Vintage Railway. There are many schools in the area around Waiuku, including Waiuku College, Sandspit Road School, Aka Aka Primary School, Glenbrook School, View Road School, Waiuku Primary School, Pukeoware School and Waipipi School.

Notable people from Waiuku include: David Aspin, Olympic wrestler Zinzan Brooke, rugby player Stephen Donald, rugby player Ross Ihaka, statistics professor Elsie

Luca Miniero

Luca Miniero is an Italian director and screenwriter. Born in Naples, after graduating in Letters Miniero moved to Milan where he started working as a director of commercial shorts. In 1998 he started collaborating with Paolo Genovese co-writing and co-directing the short film La scoperta di Walter. Miniero made his solo-directing debut in 2010. A Neapolitan Spell Sorry, You Can't Get Through! This Night Is Still Ours Benvenuti al Sud Benvenuti al Nord A Boss in the Living Room La scuola più bella del mondo Non c'è più religione Sono tornato Luca Miniero on IMDb

Run, Run, Sweet Road Runner

Run, Run Sweet Roadrunner is an animated cartoon in the Merrie Melodies series released by Warner Bros.. It features Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner and was directed and written by Rudy Larriva and co-animated by Hank Smith and Tom McDonald for release in 1965, it was the first of the Road Runner cartoons subcontracted to Format Productions, the one of the only three which composer William Lava was able to properly score. The short starts off with Wile E. waiting behind a rock for the Road Runner to zoom by. Wile E. flutters his eyebrows as Road Runner races by. The coyote starts to chase him to the edge of a cliff. Road Runner produces a sign that says HOLD IT. There are hopscotch marks right at the end of the cliff, covered by a cloud. After Roadrunner hopscotches, Wile E. takes his turn. But the cloud drifts away and the edge of the cliff breaks. Wile E. plummets to the canyon bottom. The battered coyote looks up at the rim, seen from his point of view. Roadrunner is heard making his trademark "beep beep" noise and zooming off.

We see a shot of Wile E. sharpening the spikes on a metal grate. He raises it up using a pulley, he climbs down from the top of a rock, it cuts to Wile E. hammering signs into the ground. One says FREE FOOD—200 YARDS, another says BIRD SEED LIKE MOTHER USED TO SERVE—100 YARDS and a third says EAT IN THE SHADE, 20 DEGREES COOLER–followed by Wile E. pouring bird seed into a little bowl with a sign that says FREE BIRD SEED, under the large sharp spiked grate and disguises it as a shade canopy. He watches from the top of his rock with a pair of binoculars as Road Runner runs to the bowl of bird seed, gobbles it up in three seconds, runs off before the coyote can cut the grate loose. Wile E. climbs down to fill the bowl with more bird seed. The hot sun creates a glare on the lenses of the binoculars he left on top of the rock and it burns the rope holding up the shade canopy; as the coyote pours more seed into the bowl, he hears creaking, stands up to listen, looks up in distress just as the canopy falls right on top of him, leaving him covered by the sheet from the spiked metal grate, which peels off in segments like a banana.

Angry, he inadvertently has a new brainstorm: create a fake female road runner. The next scene, we see a box for an ACME LIGHTNING ROD. Wile E. sticks the rod in the ground and puts the female road runner's "body" on the middle of the stick. He sticks blue feathers and a beak to the head and paints eyes on it. Wile E. sticks the female "road runner" on the road and uses a road runner "call". He hides behind a rock and holds an axe while he waits for Road Runner to run by, giving him an opportunity to hack him to bits with the axe. Upon hearing the call, Road Runner runs right to plants a kiss on it. Wile E. misses and chops the ground, the force from the impact results in the head from the female "road runner" flying off and hitting Wile E. on the head. After repairing the road runner decoy, Wile E. plants it in another area beside the road before heading back behind a cliff. He reemerges wearing Native American tribal clothes and holding a drum, he looks up at the clear sky commences a rain dance.

Clouds soon start to gather and Wile E. does another rain dance. It begins to rain, to Wile E.'s delight. He does a third dance and this time, a bolt of lightning zaps the female road runner, just as Wile E. runs out of the way. His trap tested and ready, the coyote uses the road runner call and the real Road Runner is seen running towards the decoy female road runner. Wile E. hides behind the cliff as the Road Runner stops when he sees the female "road runner". He tiptoes towards her, Wile E. anxiously waiting for him to get close enough, is delighted when Road Runner leans close to the decoy. Wile E. frantically beats his drum unfurls an umbrella to protect himself from another lightning bolt, which misses the Road Runner and his "girlfriend" and hits the coyote's umbrella. Burnt to a crisp, he stands there; the title is a parody of Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte, released in late 1964. Run, Sweet Road Runner on IMDb

127th Infantry Regiment (United States)

The 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry Regiment traces its origins to the 4th Infantry Battalion, Wisconsin National Guard. The 4th Infantry Battalion, Wisconsin National Guard, was organized on 25 April 1884, from Milwaukee companies and redesignated in 1890 as the 4th Infantry Regiment; the four regiments of the Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry in federal service for the War with Spain were as follows: 1st Infantry mustered in 14 May 1898, at Milwaukee. They were reorganized on 10 June 1899, as 1st, 2nd, 3rd Infantry Regiments in the Wisconsin National Guard; the 1st, 2nd, 3rd Infantry Regiments were mustered into federal service on 30 June 1916, for service on the Mexican Border Service and mustered out at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, on 19 January 1917, 28 February 1917, 14 December 1916. The regiments were again called into federal service for World War I on 15 July 1917, drafted into federal service on 5 August 1917, they were reorganized and redesignated as the 128th and 127th Infantry on 24 September 1917 at Camp MacArthur and assigned to the 32nd Division.

The units were disbanded at Camp Grant, Illinois, on 18 May 1919, 19 May 1919. The 32d Division demobilized on 23 May 1919, at Michigan; the 127th Infantry was reconstituted and was reorganized on 1 April 1921, in the eastern portion of Wisconsin and assigned to 32nd Division. It was inducted into federal service on 15 October 1940, at Crandon.. On 26 November 1942, the 127th disembarked at Port Moresby after a period of training in Australia; the 3rd Battalion, 127th Infantry Regiment now took over on the Urbana front at Buna during the battle of Buna–Gona. Not able to be supported by tanks due to the terrain and swampy land, the fighting was a desperate tree-by-tree, bunker-by-bunker struggle. On 24 December 1942, First Sergeant, Elmer J. Burr was posthumously awarded first Medal of Honor of the campaign by throwing himself onto a grenade and absorbing the explosion protecting his commanding officer; the same day Sergeant, Kenneth E. Gruennert was awarded the Medal of Honor for knocking out two enemy bunkers single-handedly, after being wounded in his attack against the first bunker, attacked the second bunker before being killed by a sniper.

Cpl. Clarence "Inky" J. Jungwirth is the last surviving 2nd battalion combat veteran from the battle of Buna–Gona, et al. residing in Oshkosh, WI as of 2014. The unit inactivated on 28 February 1946, at Japan, it was reorganized and federally recognized on 18 August 1949 with headquarters in Waukesha, Wisconsin. It was reorganized on 15 February 1959, as the 127th Infantry, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System; the 127th Infantry consisted of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd Battle Groups, elements of the 32d Division. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd Battle Groups, 127th Infantry were ordered to active federal service on 15 October 1961, at Appleton and Milwaukee, respectively; the 1st, 2nd, 3rd Battle Groups, 127th Infantry were released from active federal service and reverted to State control on 10 August 1962. The 127th Infantry reorganized on 1 April 1963, to consist of 1st, 2nd, 3rd Battalions. DescriptionShield: Azure, on a pale Argent the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 42d Division surmounted by the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 32d Division, both Proper.

Crest: That for the regiments of the Wisconsin National Guard: On a wreath of the colors a badger couchant Proper. Motto: LES TERRIBLES. SymbolismSee symbolism for coat of arms below. BackgroundThe distinctive unit insignia was approved on 16 June 1927. ShieldAzure, on a pale Argent the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 42d Division surmounted by the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 32d Division, both Proper. CrestThat for the regiments of the Wisconsin National Guard: On a wreath of the colors a badger couchant Proper. Motto LES TERRIBLES. Symbolism ShieldThe shield is blue for Infantry; the silver of the pale and chief indicates the 127th Infantry is numerically senior to the 128th Infantry in the 64th Infantry Brigade. The 127th Infantry was federally recognizes 14 July 1920, the 128th Infantry 16 April 1921. Tradition is that the name Wisconsin means "wild rushing waters," therefore, the three fountains, heraldic symbols for water, are used to symbolize the three Wisconsin regiments - The First and Third National Guard Regiments - which were combined and from which organizations were drawn to make up the 127th Infantry.

The red arrow was the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 32d Division and the rainbow that of the 42d Division, during World War I. The motto "LES TERRIBLES" is the nom-de-guerre conferred upon the 127th Infantry during World War I. CrestThe crest is that of the Wisconsin Army National Guar

Jonathan Cilley

Jonathan Cilley was a member of the U. S. House of Representatives from Maine, he served part of one term in the 25th Congress, died as the result of a wound sustained in a duel with another Congressman, William J. Graves of Kentucky. Cilley was a native of Nottingham, New Hampshire, was educated at Atkinson Academy and Bowdoin College, he settled in Thomaston, where he studied law and attained admission to the bar in addition to editing the Thomaston Register newspaper. A Democrat, Cilley served in the Maine House of Representatives from 1831 to 1836, was Speaker in 1835 and 1836. In 1836, Cilley was elected to the United States House of Representatives, he served part of one term, died as the result of a gunshot wound caused when he engaged in a duel with Representative William J. Graves, they fired at each other with rifles three times, on the third shot, Graves hit Cilley's femoral artery, causing blood loss which resulted in Cilley's death. He was temporarily interred at Congressional Cemetery, reinterred at Elm Grove Cemetery in Thomaston.

Jonathan Cilley was born in Nottingham, New Hampshire, was the son of Jane Cilley and Greenleaf Cilley. He was the brother of Joseph Cilley, grandson of Major General Joseph Cilley, nephew of Bradbury Cilley. Cilley attended Bowdoin College, he was a member of Bowdoin's famed class of 1825, which included Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. While at Bowdoin, Cilley became close friends with future U. S. President Franklin Pierce, a member of the class of 1824. Deciding to stay in Maine after graduating from Bowdoin, Cilley studied law with John Ruggles, was admitted to the bar in 1828, practiced in Thomaston. In 1829, Jonathan Cilley married the daughter of local businessman Hezekiah Prince. Jonathan and Deborah had five children, two of whom died young, their surviving children were Greenleaf, Jonathan Prince, Julia. Jonathan Prince Cilley became a Brigadier General by Brevet in the Union Army during the Civil War. Greenleaf was a career officer in the United States Navy, he married Malvina Vernet, the daughter of Luis Vernet, a former Argentinian governor of the Falkland Islands in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1861 and died in San Isidro, Buenos Aires in 1899.

Julia was the wife of Ellis Draper Lazell. Cilley edited the Thomaston Register from 1829–1831 and represented Thomaston in the Maine House of Representatives from 1831–1836, serving as Speaker in his final two years, he was elected to the United States Congress, but did not complete his first term. Cilley died in office after sustaining a fatal wound in a duel with Congressman William J. Graves of Kentucky; the climate surrounding the Twenty-fifth U. S. Congress was one of increasing political partisanship. Majority Democrats fought with minority Whigs over the response to the Panic of 1837, blamed on the policies of Democratic President Martin Van Buren. Underlying this conflict was lingering bitterness over the decision of Van Buren's predecessor, Democrat Andrew Jackson, not to re-charter the Second Bank of the United States. One of the pillars of the Whig press was the New York Courier and Enquirer, a newspaper edited by James Watson Webb. Democrats, including Jonathan Cilley, considered Webb's coverage of Congress to be biased and unfair.

Webb, who considered himself insulted by Cilley's suggestion of quid pro quo corruption, persuaded a Whig friend, Congressman William J. Graves, to deliver Webb's challenge to a duel. Cilley refused to accept the letter, in terms which Graves decided were an insult to his honor. Dueling was prohibited within the boundaries of the District of Columbia, so the participants and their seconds – George Wallace Jones for Cilley and Henry A. Wise for Graves – arranged to meet on February 24, 1838, at the Bladensburg Dueling Grounds, just outside the city limits and inside the Maryland border; as the challenged party, Cilley had the choice of weapons. Because of Graves' reputation as an expert pistol shot, Cilley selected rifles, with the distance between the duelists to be 80 yards, a distance far enough apart to negate Graves' supposed shooting skill. After their first fire missed, the participants shortened the distance and fired again, but again both shots missed. On the third exchange of shots, Graves fatally wounded Cilley by shooting him through the femoral artery.

Cilley bled to death on the dueling ground within a matter of minutes. He was buried at Congressional Cemetery, re-interred at Elm Grove Cemetery in Thomaston, Maine. There is a cenotaph to Cilley's memory located at Congressional Cemetery. After Cilley's death, longtime friend Nathaniel Hawthorne published two biographical sketches of him, his colleagues paid tribute to him by passing a federal law on February 20, 1839, which strengthened the strict prohibition against dueling in Washington, D. C. by making it a crime to issue or accept a challenge within district limits if the actual duel was to take place outside the district. List of United States Congress members who died in office List of United States Congress members killed or wounded in office Anderson, Eve. A Breach of Privilege: Cilley Family Letters, 1820-1867. Rockland, ME: Seven Coin Press. ISBN 978-0970097446. Franscell, Ron. Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw Washington, DC. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot

Churton Heath

Churton Heath is a former civil parish, now in the parish of Aldford and Saighton, in the Borough of Cheshire West and Chester and ceremonial county of Cheshire in England. In 2001 it had a population of 8; the parish contains one building designated by English Heritage as a listed building, included in the National Heritage List for England. This is Churton Heath Farmhouse, a brick building with a slate roof dating from the 18th century, extended during that century, it is in two storeys with an attic. It has a doorcase flanked by fluted pilasters; the windows in the older part are sashes, in the newer part they are casements. The house is listed at Grade II; this grade is the lowest of the three gradings given to listed buildings and is applied to "buildings of national importance and special interest". Media related to Churton Heath at Wikimedia Commons