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Wallingford, Oxfordshire

Wallingford is a historic market town and civil parish located to the south of Oxford on the River Thames in England. Located in the county of Berkshire, it moved to Oxfordshire in 1974 as a result of the 1972 Local Government Act. Wallingford is situated 12 miles north of Reading, 13 miles south of Oxford and 11 miles north west of Henley-on-Thames; the town's population was 11,600 in the 2011 census. The town has played an important role in English history starting with the surrender of Stigand to William the Conqueror in 1066, which led to his taking the throne and the creation of Wallingford Castle; the castle and the town flourished for much of the Middle Ages. The Treaty of Wallingford, which ended a civil war known as The Anarchy between King Stephen and Empress Matilda, was signed there; the town entered a period of decline after the arrival of the Black Death and falling out of favour with the Tudor monarchs before being called on once again during the English Civil War. Wallingford held out as the last remaining Royalist stronghold in Berkshire before surrendering after a 16-week siege.

Fearing that Wallingford Castle could be used in a future uprising, Oliver Cromwell ordered its destruction. Since Wallingford has become a market town and centre of local commerce. At the centre of the town is a large open market square with the war memorial and 17th century arcaded town hall to the south, the Corn Exchange theatre to the east and numerous shops around the edges. Off the square there are a number of historic inns. Although it was a small town, Wallingford once had 14 churches. Wallingford developed around an important crossing point of the River Thames. There is evidence of Roman activity in the area who have left traces of occupation, roads and pottery; the place-name'Wallingford' is first attested in a Saxon charter of 821, where it appears as Wælingford. It appears as Welingaford circa 891, as Walingeford in the Domesday Book of 1086; the name means'the ford of Wealh's people'. The Anglo-Saxons built the first settlement. Wallingford has been fortified since the Anglo-Saxon period when it was an important fortified borough of Wessex with the right to mint royal coinage.

It was enclosed with substantial earthworks by King Alfred the Great in the ninth century as part of a network of fortified towns known as burhs, or burghs, to protect Wessex against the Vikings. These defences can still be discerned as a group of four square areas around the centre of the town and are well-preserved. Wallingford became the seat of the county's Ealdorman. During the Norman conquest in 1066, the Anglo-Saxon lord Wigod allowed William the Conqueror's invading armies into Wallingford to rest and to cross the Thames unopposed, it is in Wallingford that Stigand the Archbishopric of Canterbury surrendered and submitted to William thereby all but ending opposition to William's ascent to the throne. From Wallingford, William with Stigand and his armies rode east to Berkhamsted where he received the final surrender from Edgar and the rest of the English leadership before marching on London for his coronation on Christmas Day. At that time, the river at Wallingford was the lowest point.

The town subsequently stood in high favour with the Normans. The Domesday Book of 1085 lists Wallingford as one of only 18 towns in the kingdom with a population of over 2,000 people. Wallingford Castle was built soon afterward on the orders of William and became a key strategic centre controlling the Thames crossing and surrounding area. Wallingford Priory known as Holy Trinity Priory, is believed to have stood on the site of the Bullcroft recreation ground off the High Street; this Benedictine priory was established on land granted to St Albans Abbey in 1097 by Henry I, Geoffrey the Chamberlain gave the priory to St Albans Paul, 14th Abbot of St Albans, who sent some of his monks to establish a cell there. Wallingford Priory produced the mathematician Richard of Wallingford and the chronicler John of Wallingford. Wallingford provided refuge for the Empress Matilda's party during the civil war that began after her father Henry I's death. After the fall of Oxford Castle to Stephen in 1141, Matilda fled to Wallingford, according to some historic accounts in the snow under a moonlit sky.

Wallingford Castle was besieged unsuccessfully a number of times with the Treaty of Wallingford ending the conflict there in November 1153. The town was granted a Royal Charter in 1155 by the new king, Henry II, being the second town in England to receive one. During Prince John's unsuccessful revolt against his brother king Richard I whilst Richard was involved with the Third Crusade, John seized Wallingford Castle in 1189; the rebellion failed, John was forced to return the castle to the king's administrators. King John reclaimed the castle after his inheriting the crown in 1199. John modernised and enlarged the Castle and used it extensively during the First Barons' War; the castle was a regular royal residence until the Black Death arrived in 1349. The castle declined subsequently; the road from London to Gloucestershire passed through Wallingford, the town flourished as a trading centre throughout most of the Middle Ages. The road was diverted, a bridge was constructed at Abingdon; the opening of Abingdon Bridge and loss of traffic that t

Paolo Negro

Paolo Negro is a retired Italian professional footballer and manager who played as a centre back or as a right back. He is the youth coach of Cragnotti FC. In an eighteen year professional career, Negro amassed Serie A totals of 362 games and 24 goals for Lazio, winning eight major titles with the club, including one national championship and the 1999 Cup Winners' Cup, he appeared with Italy at Euro 2000, where they finished in second place. Negro was born in Province of Vicenza. A youth player at Brescia Calcio, he joined Bologna in 1990, made his Serie A debut against Genoa, on 28 October 1990, amassing over 50 overall appearances in his first two professional seasons, the latter spent in Serie B. After a quick return to Brescia, he moved to Rome's S. S. Lazio in the summer of 1993. Negro won the Coppa Italia during the 1997–98 season reaching the UEFA Cup final that year with Lazio, losing out to Inter; the following season, Lazio won the Supercoppa Italiana, placed second in Serie A behind A.

C. Milan, but won the 1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, although he was an unused substitute in the club's 2–1 defeat of RCD Mallorca in the final; these successes were followed by the UEFA Super Cup in 1999, defeating UEFA Champions League winners Manchester United in the final. During the 1999–2000 season, he helped Lazio win the Serie A title, with two goals in 26 appearances helping Lazio to capture the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana over Inter, winning the first edition of the Pallone d'Argento in 2000; the prize is awarded to a player who has stood out during the course of a season, both for their discipline as well as for their footballing performances. Lazio reached the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League that season; the following season, however, on 17 December 2000, Negro scored an own goal in a derby match against A. S. Roma, who lifted the scudetto, while Lazio finished the season in third place. During the 2003–04 season, Negro was able to capture his third Coppa Italia title with Lazio, beating Juventus in the final.

Having joined A. C. Siena in 2005, Negro scored a dramatic 85th-minute goal to defeat former side Lazio 2–1 on the final day of the 2006–07 season. Without it, Siena would have been relegated to the second division, instead of Chievo, he appeared a further 50 times for a total of 363 official games. In August 2008 one year after retiring, 36-year-old Negro underwent a trial at Serie B club Modena FC, but nothing came of it. On 16 November 1994, Negro made his debut for Italy, in a 2–1 home loss against Croatia in a UEFA Euro 1996 qualifier, he received a total of eight caps with the Azzurri between 1994 and 2000, he was selected by manager Dino Zoff to be a member of the Italian squad that took part at Euro 2000 tournament, where the national team reached the final, finishing the tournament in second place behind France. Negro was an essential member of the Italy U21 side under Cesare Maldini, as they defeated Portugal in the 1994 European Championship final, in Montpellier. Negro was a strong, hard-tackling, physical player, who excelled in the air, who possessed a powerful shot from distance.

He was a tactically intelligent and versatile player, disciplined defender, who excelled at zonal-marking. He was an attentive man-marker, with reliable technique and distribution, as well as good pace and stamina, which allowed him to be effective when moving forward along the right flank after winning back possession. In June 2011, he passed the category 2 coaching exams, which made him eligible to coach Lega Pro teams. On 30 December 2010, Negro took his first coaching job, becoming the boss of Promozione amateurs Cerveteri, a team from Lazio with former experiences in the professional tiers of Italian football, he left the club after only three months. On 26 January 2012, Negro accepted a job offer as head coach of Serie D amateurs Zagarolo. On 5 January 2015, after Mark Iuliano's promotion as new head coach of Latina, Negro was appointed as a new youth coach for the club. LazioSerie A: 1999–2000 Coppa Italia: 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2003–04 Supercoppa Italiana: 1998, 2000 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1998–99 UEFA Super Cup: 1999 ItalyUEFA Under-21 European Championship: 1994 UEFA European Championship: 2000 Pallone d'Argento: 1999–2000 5th Class / Knight: Cavaliere Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana: 2000 Paolo Negro at National team data Paolo Negro at

Jacques Bailly

Jacques A. Bailly serves as the Scripps National Spelling Bee's official pronouncer, a position he has held since 2003, he was the 1980 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion. Bailly grew up in Colorado area, he began training with a nun at his Catholic school. He won with the word elucubrate. Bailly studied Ancient Greek and Latin, receiving his bachelor's degree from Brown University and his PhD from Cornell University, he learned German in Switzerland with the help of a Fulbright scholarship. In 1990, he wrote a letter to the National Spelling Bee organizers offering his services and was hired as an associate pronouncer. Bailly became the Bee's chief pronouncer after Alex Cameron's death in 2003. Bailly works full-time as an associate professor of classics at the University of Vermont, specializing in Greek and Roman philosophy Plato. Bailly portrays himself in the 2006 film Akeelah and the Bee, which tells the story of a girl who competes in the National Spelling Bee. Bailly is married to Leslyn Hall.

They have two children and Jean-Pierre. List of Scripps National Spelling Bee champions The Believer - Interview with Jacques Bailly June/July 2006 The Man Who Pronounced It All Jacques Bailly on IMDb The Kids Are A-L-R-I-G-H-T

Anolis garmani

Anolis garmani, the Jamaican giant anole known as the Jamaican crested anole, is a species of anole, a lizard in the family Dactyloidae. The species has been introduced to Florida; the specific name, garmani, is in honor of American herpetologist Samuel Garman. The Jamaican giant anole is native to Jamaica, it has been introduced into Florida. There are recent records from Grand Cayman; the Jamaican giant anole is by far the largest species in the Norops group, with adult males having a snout-to-vent length of 10–13.1 cm and females 8–8.4 cm. Adults are 15–27 cm in total length, including tail, with a maximum reported total length of 30.5 cm. Although green, it turns dark brown during the night; the male has an orange-centered yellow dewlap, small and dusky in the female. List of Anolis lizards Schwartz A, Thomas R. A Check-list of West Indian Amphibians and Reptiles. Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication No. 1. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Carnegie Museum of Natural History. 216 pp.. Stejneger L.

"A New Name for the Great Crested Anolis of Jamaica". American Naturalist 33: 601-602

Jan Očko of Vlašim

Jan Očko z Vlašimi, from the family of the House of Vlašim, was the second Archbishop of Prague. He was the uncle to his successor Jan z Jenštejna, it is not known. His father was the secretary of king John of Bohemia, his brothers were Michael z Vlašime, Burgrave of Svojanov, Pavel z Vlašime a z Jenstejna, Grand Chamberlain. As of 1351, Jan Očko was the Bishop of Olomouc, his coat of arms was that of bishop and silver two Vulture heads gules. At that time, he became an advisor to Charles IV, he accompanied Charles IV on his way to Italy in 1355. On July 12, 1364, he became the Archbishop of Prague. In 1368, he was regent of the Kingdom of Bohemia, he consecrated the Church of Saint Thomas in Brno and the Emmaus monastery in Prague on March 29, 1372. In 1366 he ordered the incarceration of Jan Milíč z Kroměříže for his preachings against Charles IV, whom he called the "Antichrist". Jan Milíč was freed by Charles and remained in his favour. On September 18, 1378, by nomination of Pope Urban VI, he became the first Bohemian named a Cardinal.

On November 30, 1379, he abandoned the post of Archbishop. According to Konrad Eubel, Joannes de Jenzenstein was appointed to succeed him on 19 March 1379, he was the bailor of the castle Kašperk. He died on January 14, 1380. Z Vlašime The Votive Panel of Jan Očko of Vlašim House of Vlašim Boehm, Barbara Drake. Prague: The Crown of Bohemia, 1347-1437. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. ISBN 1588391612

Pacific Northwest Economic Region

The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region is a collaborative regional U. S.-Canadian organization dedicated to addressing common issues and interests like encouraging global economic competitiveness and preserving the natural environment. The Canadian provinces and territories of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories along with the American states of Alaska, Idaho and Oregon compose the membership, it is designed to improve cooperation and communication between member jurisdictions as well as improve communication between the public and private sector. PNWER provides the public and private sectors a cross-border forum for unfiltered dialogue that capitalizes upon the synergies between business leaders and elected officials who work to advance the region’s global competitiveness; as an example the concerns like amazon and Microsoft are seated in Seattle. Former BC cabinet minister and legal scholar Andrew Petter describes the PNWER as one of North Americas most sophisticated examples of regionalist paradiplomacy.

PNWER has three program areas: Energy, Homeland Security, Pacific Northwest Innovation Network. The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region was established in 1991 by statute in the organization's original seven legislative jurisdictions – Washington, Idaho and Alaska in the United States, British Columbia and Alberta in Canada; the Yukon joined PNWER in 1994, Saskatchewan joined in 2008, the Northwest Territories joined in 2009. From the beginning, all state and provincial legislators were members of PNWER; the governors and premiers were added to the PNWER governance structure in 1993. The proposal establishing PNWER passed with 701 out of 703 sitting legislators voting in its favor following a three-year process initiated by the Pacific NorthWest Legislative Leadership Forum in 1988. Six working groups were established, including environmental technology, recycling, value-added timber, workforce training, telecommunications. Critical in establishing the initiative to create the PNWER were Washington State Senator Alan Bluechel and Deputy Premier and Minister of Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs for Alberta Jim Horsman.

Bluechel served as the organization's first president. Another President was a former Energy Minister of Alberta. PNWER incorporated official private sector participation – including the non-elective public sector, nonprofit organizations and NGOs in 1994; each working group has its agenda set by representatives of the private industries. Since funding for PNWER has been balanced by the public and private sector; the organization's current annual budget is U. S. $1.4 million, up from $900,000 in 2006, with one third coming from state and provincial dues, one third from private sector sponsorship and dues, one third from public and private grants. The current president of PNWER is MLA Dan Ashton of British Columbia, elected on 17 July 2016; the Pacific Northwest Economic Region