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Peter Cruddas
PETER ANDREW CRUDDAS (born 30 September 1953) is an English banker and businessman, and philanthropist. He is the founder of online trading company CMC Markets . In the 2007 Sunday Times Rich List , he was named the richest man in the City of London , with an estimated fortune of £860 million. As of March 2012, Forbes
Forbes
estimated his wealth at $1.3 billion. Cruddas was appointed Conservative Party co-treasurer in June 2011. In March 2012 it was alleged by The Sunday Times
The Sunday Times
that he had offered access to the Prime Minister David Cameron
David Cameron
and the Chancellor George Osborne , in exchange for cash donations of between £100,000 and £250,000. Cruddas resigned the same day. In June 2013, Cruddas successfully sued the Sunday Times for libel over its coverage of him, which the High Court found had been defamatory
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Duke Of Edinburgh Award
THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH\'S AWARD (commonly abbreviated DOFE), is the generic name for a youth awards programme founded in the United Kingdom in 1956 by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
, that has since expanded to 144 nations. The awards recognise adolescents and young adults for completing a series of self-improvement exercises modelled on Kurt Hahn
Kurt Hahn
's solution to the "Six Declines of Modern Youth". In the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
the programme is run by The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, a royal charter corporation . A separate entity, The Duke of Edinburgh\'s International Award Foundation , promotes the award abroad and acts as a coordinating body for award sponsors in other nations, which are organised into 62 National Award Authorities and a number of Independent Operators
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Great Ormond Street Hospital
GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL (informally GOSH or GREAT ORMOND STREET, formerly the HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN) is a children\'s hospital located in the Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury
area of the London
London
Borough of Camden , and a part of Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street Hospital
for Children
Children
NHS Foundation Trust . It is closely associated with University
University
College London
London
(UCL) and in partnership with the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health , which is adjacent to it, is the largest centre for research and postgraduate teaching in children’s health in Europe. The Hospital is known internationally for receiving from J. M. Barrie the copyright to Peter Pan
Peter Pan
in 1929, which has provided significant funding for the institution
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Royal Opera House
The ROYAL OPERA HOUSE is an opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden
Covent Garden
, central London . The large building is often referred to as simply "COVENT GARDEN", after a previous use of the site of the opera house's original construction in 1732. It is the home of The Royal Opera , The Royal Ballet , and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Originally called the THEATRE ROYAL, it served primarily as a playhouse for the first hundred years of its history. In 1734, the first ballet was presented. A year later, Handel
Handel
's first season of operas began. Many of his operas and oratorios were specifically written for Covent Garden
Covent Garden
and had their premieres there. The current building is the third theatre on the site following disastrous fires in 1808 and 1856
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David Young, Baron Young Of Graffham
DAVID IVOR YOUNG, BARON YOUNG OF GRAFFHAM, CH , PC , DL (born 27 February 1932) is a British Conservative politician and businessman. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Business career * 3 Political career * 3.1 1987 election * 3.2 Trade and Industry * 4 Later business career * 5 Charity interests * 6 2010 Coalition government * 7 Enterprise Advisor * 8 Publications * 9 Personal life * 10 References EARLY LIFEYoung is the elder son of a businessman who imported flour and later set up as a manufacturer of coats for children. He went to Christ\'s College in Finchley
Finchley
and then University College, London
University College, London
, to take a law degree as an evening student during his time as an articled clerk to become a solicitor, being admitted to the roll of solicitors in 1955
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Jordan
JORDAN (/ˈdʒɔːrdən/ ; Arabic
Arabic
: الْأُرْدُنّ‎ Al-‘Urdunn ), officially THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN ( Arabic
Arabic
: المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية‎ Al-Mamlakah Al-Urdunnīyah Al-Hāshimīyah), is a sovereign Arab
Arab
state in western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River
Jordan River
. Jordan
Jordan
is bordered by Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
to the south, Iraq
Iraq
to the north-east, Syria
Syria
to the north, Israel
Israel
and Palestine to the west. The Dead Sea
Dead Sea
lies along its western borders and the country has a small shoreline on the Red Sea
Red Sea
in its extreme south-west, but is otherwise landlocked
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Marine Midland
MARINE MIDLAND BANK was a bank formerly headquartered in Buffalo, New York , with several hundred branches throughout the state of New York . It was acquired by HSBC
HSBC
in 1980, and changed its name to HSBC
HSBC
Bank USA in 1999. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Founding * 1.2 Mergers and acquisitions * 1.3 HSBC
HSBC
* 2 Properties * 3 See also * 4 References HISTORYFOUNDINGMarine Midland was founded as Marine Bank, a state-chartered bank, on July 10, 1850, with capital of $170,000. It was founded by eight men from across New York—General James S. Wadsworth of Geneseo , J. P. Beekman of Kinderhook, New York , John Arnot of Elmira , John Magee and Constant Cook of Bath , William R. Gwinn of Medina , and George Palmer and James M. Ganson of Buffalo. Both Palmer and Wadsworth had railroad connections
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Metropolitan Borough Of Hackney
The METROPOLITAN BOROUGH OF HACKNEY was a Metropolitan borough of the County of London
County of London
from 1900 to 1965. Its area became part of the London Borough of Hackney . CONTENTS * 1 Formation and boundaries * 2 Population and area * 3 Politics * 3.1 Incorporated vestry * 3.2 Borough council * 3.2.1 1900–1919 * 3.2.2 1919–1937 * 3.2.3 1937–1965 * 3.3 Parliament constituency * 4 Coat of arms * 5 Town hall * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 Further reading * 9 External links FORMATION AND BOUNDARIESThe borough was one of twenty-eight metropolitan boroughs created by the London Government Act 1899 . It was the successor to the vestry of the parish of Hackney , which had been the local authority since 1855
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The Royal Ballet
THE ROYAL BALLET is an internationally renowned classical ballet company, based at the Royal Opera House
Royal Opera House
in Covent Garden
Covent Garden
, London, UK . The largest of the four major ballet companies in Great Britain, the Royal Ballet
Royal Ballet
was founded in 1931 by Dame Ninette de Valois
Ninette de Valois
, it became the resident ballet company of the Royal Opera House
Royal Opera House
in 1946 and was granted a royal charter in 1956, becoming recognised as Britain's flagship national ballet company. The Royal Ballet
Royal Ballet
was one of the foremost ballet companies of the 20th century, and continues to be one of the world's most famous ballet companies to this day, generally noted for its artistic and creative values
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David Rowland (property Developer)
DAVID ROWLAND (born 1945) is a British property developer. CONTENTS * 1 Property career * 2 Conservative Party * 3 References * 4 External links PROPERTY CAREERRowland took over other groups, issuing shares in his own company to pay for acquisitions. Eventually he sold his stake in Fordham for £2.4m in 1970, and moved to France. In 1988, Rowland helped fund a lawyer, David Duff, in a takeover of Edinburgh Hibernian, parent company of Scottish Premier Division football club Hibernian . Eventually the company went into receivership. In 1991, Rowland sold his controlling interest to Nycal Corporation. Over the following years, Gulf resorted to the American courts to recover company monies they alleged were spent by David Rowland, firstly via the courts and then via their insurance company. One case was settled (though no financial settlement was deemed necessary), while Gulf lost another
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Arsenal F.C.
ARSENAL FOOTBALL CLUB is a professional football club based in Highbury
Highbury
, London
London
, England, that plays in the Premier League
Premier League
, the top flight of English football . The club has won 13 League titles , a record 13 FA Cups , two League Cups , the League Centenary Trophy , 15 FA Community Shields , one UE FA Cup
FA Cup
Winners\' Cup and one Inter-Cities Fairs Cup . The club has won the second-most top flight matches in English football history, and is the only English club to go a 38-match league season unbeaten . Arsenal was the first club from the South of England
England
to join The Football League , in 1893, and they reached the First Division in 1904. Relegated only once, in 1913, they continue the longest streak in the top division
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The Independent
THE INDEPENDENT is a British online newspaper . Established in 1986 as an independent national morning newspaper published in London
London
, it was controlled by Tony O\'Reilly 's Independent News "> created openings for more competition. As a result of controversy around Murdoch's move to Wapping, the plant was effectively having to function under siege from sacked print workers picketing outside. The Independent attracted some of the staff from the two Murdoch broadsheets who had chosen not to move to his company's new headquarters. Launched with the advertising slogan "It is. Are you?", and challenging both The Guardian
The Guardian
for centre-left readers and The Times as the newspaper of record, The Independent
The Independent
reached a circulation of over 400,000 by 1989
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Quatrains
A QUATRAIN is a type of stanza , or a complete poem , consisting of four lines. Existing in a variety of forms, the quatrain appears in poems from the poetic traditions of various ancient civilizations including Ancient India
Ancient India
, Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece
, Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome
, and China , and continues into the 21st century, where it is seen in works published in many languages. During Europe's Dark Ages , in the Middle East and especially Iran, polymath poets such as Omar Khayyam
Omar Khayyam
continued to popularize this form of poetry, also known as Ruba\'i , well beyond their borders and time. Michel de Nostredame ( Nostradamus
Nostradamus
) used the quatrain form to deliver his famous prophecies in the 16th century. There are fifteen possible rhyme schemes , but the most traditional and common are: AAAA , ABAB , and ABBA
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Golf
GOLF is a club and ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible. Golf, unlike most ball games , cannot and does not utilize a standardized playing area, and coping with the varied terrains encountered on different courses is a key part of the game. The game at the highest level is played on a course with an arranged progression of 18 holes, though recreational courses can be smaller, usually 9 holes. Each hole on the course must contain a tee box to start from, and a putting green containing the actual hole or cup (4.25 inches in diameter). There are other standard forms of terrain in between, such as the fairway, rough (long grass), sand traps (or "bunkers"), and various hazards (water, rocks, fescue) but each hole on a course is unique in its specific layout and arrangement
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ConservativeHome
CONSERVATIVEHOME is a centre-right political blog in the United Kingdom . It was first established by Tim Montgomerie in 2005 with the aim of arguing for a broad conservative spectrum , which is serious about both social justice and a fair competitive economy . A second aim of the blog is to represent grassroots Conservatives , and whilst being independent of the Conservative Party, is supportive of it. CONTENTS * 1 Editors * 2 Agenda * 3 Business * 4 Controversy * 5 ConservativeHomeUSA * 6 See also * 7 References EDITORS ConservativeHome
ConservativeHome
was first edited by Tim Montgomerie , prior to the 2005 United Kingdom
United Kingdom
general election campaign with Samuel Coates as a deputy. Samuel left the blog in July 2008 to become a speech writer for David Cameron , and is now the party's head of digital
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