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Wellington, Somerset

Wellington is a small market town in rural Somerset, a county in the west of England, situated 7 miles south west of Taunton in the Somerset West and Taunton district, near the border with Devon, which runs along the Blackdown Hills to the south of the town. The town has a population of 14,549, which includes the residents of the parish of Wellington Without, the villages of Tone and Tonedale. Known as Weolingtun in the Anglo-Saxon period, its name had changed to Walintone by the time of the Domesday Book of 1086. Wellington became a town under a royal charter of 1215 and during the Middle Ages it grew as a centre for trade on the road from Bristol to Exeter. Major rebuilding took place following a fire in the town in 1731, after which it became a centre for cloth-making. Wellington gave its name to the first Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, commemorated by the nearby Wellington Monument. Following his victory at the Battle of Talavera in the Peninsular War, Arthur Wellesley was offered a peerage.

The question was. His brother, Richard Wellesley, Earl of Mornington, looked around and discovered that a manor in the parish of Wellington was available, it was reasonably close to the family name. Because Arthur was still in Spain in command of the army fighting the French, Richard oversaw the purchase. By this process Arthur therefore became Marquess of Wellington. According to the book Wellington as Military Commander by Michael Glover, Arthur Wellesley first signed himself'Wellington' on 16 September 1809. At the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, Arthur Wellesley was further elevated to the peerage rank of the Duke of Wellington. At the time he became Ambassador to France, The London Gazette of 4 June 1814 refers to him as having that title but suggests that it was granted by warrant on 25 August 1812; the Grand Western Canal reached the town in 1835 and the Bristol and Exeter Railway in 1843. The town's own railway station survived until 1964. Wellington was home of Fox and Company, the last commercial bank permitted to print their own sterling banknotes in England and Wales.

In the 20th century closer links with Taunton meant that many of the residents of Wellington commuted there for work, the M5 motorway enabled car journeys to be made more easily. Local industries, which now include an aerosol factory and bed manufacturers, are celebrated at the Wellington Museum in Fore street. Wellington is home to the independent Wellington School, state-funded Court Fields School, it is home to a range of cultural and religious sites including the 15th century Church of St John the Baptist. The capital city of New Zealand is named after Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, being recognised as having some influence in the company that founded the New Zealand town; the New Zealand capital therefore takes its name from the English town of Wellington in Somerset. In a grant of between 899 and 909, Edward the Elder, gave the land known as Weolingtun, which means "wealthy estate", along with West Buckland and Bishops Lydeard to Bishop Asser; this was in exchange for the monastery of Plympton in Devon.

An alternative explanation for the origin of the name is "the settlement in the temple clearing". By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, the name had changed to Walintone, the estate was owned by Gisa; the parish of Wellington was part of the Kilmersdon Hundred,A site at Longforth Farm near Tonedale has been identified as having Bronze Age occupation and, during excavations prior to the building of new homes, found to have been occupied by a 12th-14th century building with decorated floor tiles covering 0.4 hectares. A royal charter of 1215 gave Wellington its status as a town, during the medieval period it grew as a centre for trade on the road from Bristol to Exeter, being laid out, with the church at the east end of town, in a similar manner to other towns of this era. In 1548, the manor was sold to Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, but reverted to the control of the bishops after his execution. By the end of the 16th century it had come under the protection of John Popham and his descendants who built a manor house, destroyed during the English Civil War.

Major rebuilding took place in the town following a fire in 1731. After this the town's importance grew as it became a centre for clothmaking across Somerset and Devon, its importance as trade centre enhanced by fires in Taunton and Tiverton. By the 1831 census, 258 people were recorded as cloth workers in Wellington. Arthur Wellesley took the title of his Marquessate in 1809 from this town of Wellington. Nearby Wellington Hill boasts a spotlit obelisk to his honour, the Wellington Monument; the Wellington Monument is a floodlit 175 feet high triangular tower designated by English Heritage as a grade II* listed building. It was erected to celebrate the Duke of Wellington's victory at the Battle of Waterloo; the foundation stone was laid in 1817, on land belonging to the Duke, owing to funding problems, the monument was not completed until 1854. It is now owned by the National Trust, who announced plans to reclad the monument at a cost of £4 million in 2009. In the 18th century turnpikes arrived in the area and in the 19th communications improved with the building of the Grand Western Canal, which reached the town in 1835, the Bristol and Exeter Railway.

Wellington station was opened when the line reached the town on 1 May 1843. It was a typical Brunel design; this entailed the platforms being moved back to accommodate the widened lines. These platforms are visible and a goods shed still stands on the east side of the line at the Taunton end of the stat

Pradeep Vasant Naik

Air Chief Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik, PVSM, VSM served as the 22nd Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force. He took office on 31 May 2009 following the retirement of Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major and was succeeded in office by Air Chief Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne. Naik was born on 22 July 1949 at Nagpur and was commissioned into the Indian Air Force on June 21, 1969 as a fighter pilot, he is an alumnus of Sainik School and National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla in Maharashtra. During his 42 years of service, he has served in a variety of command staff and instructional appointments. Naik has over 3,000 hrs of flying on his log, he took part in air actions during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 in the Eastern and Western sectors. Before taking over as Chief of Air Staff, he was the Vice Chief of Air Staff of the Indian Air Force. Naik has served as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Allahabad-based, Central Air Command. Besides being a fellow of the National Defence College, New Delhi, Naik is a Qualified Flying Instructor and a Fighter Combat Leader.

He has served as Directing staff at DSSC Wellington, India and at Tactics & Air Combat Development Establishment. Naik and his wife Madhubala have two sons. Media related to Pradeep Vasant Naik at Wikimedia Commons

What I'm After (Lords of the Underground song)

"What I'm After" is the second single released from the Lords of the Underground's second album, Keepers of the Funk. Produced by K-Def, with the group serving as co-producers, "What I'm After" was a minor hit on the rap charts, peaking at 32 on the chart; the song samples Trouble Funk's "Pump Me Up" and fellow New Jersey native Redman's "Tonight's da Night". The promotional music video was directed by Diane Martel, her second Lords of the Underground video after "Chief Rocka", featured a cameo appearance by Redman. "What I'm After" - 4:19 "What I'm After" - 4:19 "What I'm After" - 4:04 "What I'm After" - 5:55 "What I'm After" - 4:19 "What I'm After" - 2:21

2004 Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I – Play-offs

The Play-offs of the 2004 Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I were the final stages of the Group I Zonal Competition involving teams from Europe and Africa. Those that qualified for this stage placed first and second in their respective pools, last in their pools; the eight top teams were randomly paired up the team from a different placing of another group for a play-off tie, with the winners being promoted to the World Group Play-offs. The four bottom teams were randomly paired up in play-off ties with the losers being relegated down to Group II for 2005. Bulgaria advanced to the World Group Play-offs, they lost 2–3, thus were relegated back to Group I for next year. Ukraine advanced to the World Group Play-offs, they lost 2–3, thus were relegated back to Group I for next year. Belarus advanced to the World Group Play-offs, they lost 0–4, thus were relegated back to Group I for next year. Estonia advanced to the World Group Play-offs, they lost 2–3, thus were relegated back to Group I for next year.

Lithuania was relegated down to Group II for next year. Denmark was relegated down to Group II for next year. Fed Cup structure Fed Cup website

Danpyunsun and the Sailors

Danpyunsun and the Sailors is a four-piece group, formed in 2013, with veteran folk musician Hoegidong Danpyunsun at the center. The members, whose resumes cover a diverse range of music from classical and jazz to folk pop and experimental rock, continue to push for a new pop sound with a mixture of both Eastern and Western influences. Aug. 23, 2013. EBS Space Sympathy Debut Apr. 24, 2014. Naver OnStage 179th'To Make Teammates' Aug. 30, 2014. Hongdae KT&G SangsangMadang Live Hall Showcase <Animal> Oct. 2014. MU:CON’s Choice Dec. 28, 2014, The Hankyoreh - 3rd Place of Album of the Year 2014 <Animal> Apr. 2015. Seoul Art Market PAMs Choice May. 2015. Danpyunsun and the Sailors was selected KTandG SangsangMadang Surround Program May. 31. 2015. Soundholic Festival "EXIT" Nov. 8. 2015. Regards sur la Coree, "Hongdae Night" with Wall of Death at Point Ephemere in Paris Nov. 26~27. EBS Space Sympathy with Yun Youngbae Apr. 23, 2016. Hongdae KT&G SangsangMadang Live Hall Showcase <Shofar> May. 28, 2016 Brighton in U.

K, "The Great Escape Festival" Jun. 14–15, 2016. EBS Space Sympathy Record of Iron and Wood Aug. 13. 2016. Pentaport Rock Festival in Inchon Sep. 29. 2016. OzAsia Festival in Adelaide Oct. 2016. MU:CON’s Choice Oct. 3. 2016. Zandari Festa in Hongdae Oct. 21. 2016. London Richmix, "K-Music Festival 2016 " Mar. 2017. The band was selected Seoul Youth Artist. May. 14. 2017. Veloso at Mangwon, Single <Love Song> showcase. Official page on Tumblr

Lemoned Plant

Lemoned Plant is a Japanese independent record label. It was founded as LEMONed in 1996 by popular rock musician Hideto "hide" Matsumoto; the retail store Lemoned Shop was created, seems to have become the main focus. The label was part of a wider range of businesses under the same name, its title comes from the slang use of the English word "lemon" to describe a defective product. Lemoned was created as a venue for unsigned musicians that Matsumoto watched perform in local clubs in Japan; the first band signed to this label was Zeppet Store. A compilation album titled Lemoned was released on May 22, 1996 by MCA Victor, it includes songs by hide, Zeppet Store, Trees of Life, Vinyl; the album Cafe Le Psyence -hide LEMONed Compilation- was released on May 16, 2002, besides featuring songs by hide and Zeppet Store, includes work by shame, Transtic Nerve, Dope HEADz and zilch. An actual operating cafe of that name, which doubled as a concert venue, a Lemoned Shop were created as part of the hide museum in hide's hometown of Yokosuka, opened on July 20, 2000 and closed on September 25, 2005.

After a period of inactivity following the 1998 death of its founder, Lemoned returned in 2005 with Yukito's debut album. The label was relaunched as Headwax Corporation subsidiary Lemoned Plant in 2007, opening a website and creating a MySpace profile. Acts signed to the label included Hurdy Gurdy, the solo project of former Zeppet Store member Seizi Kimura, 0 Limited Execution, Trees Asylum and Plastic. Lemoned has the original being in Shinjuku, the other in Harajuku. Official website Official MySpace