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Li Ruijun

Li Ruijun is a Chinese film director and screenwriter. A rising star of China's independent cinema, Li has made films, including The Old Donkey, Fly with the Crane and River Road, which were nominated or won awards at various film festivals His films tend to focus on the relationship between human beings and the land, as well as the rural attitude towards family and death in a fast changing China, are set in his Gaotai hometown with close friends and relatives acting in his films. Born in Gansu Province in 1983, Li Ruijun studied painting at the age of fourteen. In 2003, he graduated from the China National Ministry of Radio and Television. From 2003 to 2006, he worked as director for television stations and television program providers, he started work on his debut feature film The Summer Solstice in 2006, writing the script as well as directing it, finished the post-production in 2007. The Summer Solstice 夏至 - director, actor, production manager The Old Donkey 老驢頭 - director, composer, editor Fly with the Crane 告訴他們,我乘白鶴去了 - director, screenwriter Present 禮物 - director, screenwriter One Day 有一天 - director, screenwriter River Road - director, editor Walking Past the Future - director, screenwriter 2013 46th Brasilia Film Festival: Best Director 2014 5th China Film Directors' Guild: Best Young Director Li Ruijun at the Hong Kong Movie DataBase Li Ruijun on IMDb

Diocese of The Hague and the Netherlands

The Diocese of The Hague and the Netherlands is a diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church which covers the territory of Netherlands. This diocese is part of the Patriarchal Exarchate in Western Europe since 28 December 2018. In 1972 Bishop Jacob of The Hague, a vicar of the Diocese of Western Europe of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, led a Dutch Orthodox mission consisting of three parishes and a monastery, applied for admission of him and his communities into the Moscow Patriarchate. At the same time, two parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate operated in the Netherlands under the direction of Bishop Dionysius of Rotterdam, vicar of the ROC Diocese of Brussels and Belgium. On August 18, 1972 Bishop Jacob was received into the Moscow Patriarchate with his clergy and flock. Bishop Dionysius was dismissed and appointed rector of the stauropegic parish of the icon of the mother of God "the quick-listener" in Rotterdam. Services in churches and monasteries of the Diocese of The Hague were celebrated in Church Slavonic and Dutch.

Bishop Dionysius, Archimandrite Adrian, Archpriest Alexis Voogd worked on translations of Orthodox liturgical texts into Dutch. On June 20, 2004, the first Russian Orthodox church in the history of the Netherlands was consecrated in the name of Prince Alexander Nevsky in Rotterdam. On 28 December 2017, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church expressed its gratitude to Archbishop Elisey for his labours in building up church life in the Diocese of Sourozh and gave him a new position of service as primate of the Diocese of The Hague and the Netherlands of the Russian Orthodox Church. On December 28, 2018, the Diocese of The Hague and Netherlands became part of then-established Patriarchal Exarchate in Western Europe. Jacob Vladimir locum tenens Kirill locum tenens Simon locum tenens Elisey

Western Kenosha County Transit

Western Kenosha County Transit is a regional bus service operating route deviation and door-to-door service throughout Kenosha County, Wisconsin serving the rural areas west of Interstate-94. Western Kenosha County Transit runs a weekday route deviation service between Twin Lakes and the Kenosha, Wisconsin. There is a weekday rush hour commuter shuttle between Twin Lakes and the Metra Train Station in Antioch, Illinois. Expanded regional routes offer weekly trips to Antioch and Lake Geneva, with home pick-up service available; the door-to-door service is open to the general public. Riders must call at least one day in advance to schedule a door-to-door trip. Service operates within Kenosha County as well as to Burlington, Lake Geneva, Antioch. Western Kenosha County Transit and Kenosha Area Transit honor one another's transfers. Saturday service was discontinued effective January 1, 2011. In February 2014, a new schedule was issued which increased the flexibility of the route service by encouraging riders to utilize the route deviation option.

Deviations up to a half of a mile off the route are available to all riders for an additional $1.00 charge. Additionally, bus stops at two residential complexes in Twin Lakes and a stop at the Twin Lakes Community Library were added. Route 1 - Western County Bus Service Twin Lakes to Antioch Monday, Friday service from Twin Lakes to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Thursday mid-day service from Twin Lakes to Antioch Official website

Northampton and Peterborough Railway

The Northampton and Peterborough Railway was an early railway promoted by the London and Birmingham Railway to run from a junction at Blisworth to Northampton and Peterborough. The Northampton and Peterborough Railway Act received the Royal Assent in 1843 and the line opened in 1845. In 1846, it became part of the North Western Railway; the LNWR became a constituent of the London and Scottish Railway when the railways of Great Britain were merged in the grouping of 1923. In 1948, the LMS became part of the publicly owned British Railways. Regular passenger services ceased in 1964 and the line closed in 1972. A part of it has since been reopened as the Nene Valley Railway heritage line. There had been two original schemes for lines between Birmingham. One proposed by John Rennie would go via Banbury; the other proposed by Francis Giles would go via Bletchley and Coventry. In 1830 the two decided to amalgamate, adopting Rennie's plan which, as a canal builder, he had laid out following level country.

George Stephenson was asked to plan the line and he passed it to his son Robert who carried out a further survey favouring a route similar to that proposed by Giles, much to the annoyance of Rennie. While there was a certain amount of opposition from landowners, the people of Northampton were much in favour of the line. However, in the end, it bypassed the town, following higher ground to the west, through Blisworth and Weedon. At that time it was normal for new lines to bypass the larger towns because of inherent complication and the cost of land. On the other hand, in those days, the time taken to travel to the station was not seen as a handicap, given that the total journey would be much quicker than anything, known before. In addition, a rail link to Weedon Barracks was seen as strategically important; the London and Birmingham Railway opened in 1838 and, four years a delegation from Northampton approached the directors with a proposal to build a branch which would run through to Peterborough, which at that time had no railway although a number of schemes were being proposed.

The Bill for the line's construction met considerable opposition from those who favoured the Northern and Eastern Railway, progressing to Cambridge and Peterborough. However the Northampton and Peterborough Railway Act received the Royal Assent in 1843. Once again the engineer was Robert Stephenson; the line would be easy to build, following the valley of the River Nene to Peterborough, with only a small tunnel to the west of Wansford. Stations would be provided wherever the line crossed a turnpike where there would be level crossings. Most of the line was raised on embankments because of the likelihood of flooding. In spite of this it occurred from time to time. In 1852 for instance several bridges were swept away and the line was closed for a week; the line opened from Blisworth to Northampton in May 1845 and throughout in June, the 47 miles having taken only a year to build. The station at Blisworth was rebuilt next to the junction, Northampton people at last had their train service to London.

In 1846 the line, along with the London and Birmingham, became part of the London and North Western Railway. Although the infrastructure of the line had been built for double track, only a single track was laid from Northampton to Peterborough, with a passing loop at Thrapston; this single line working was facilitated by the installation of electric telegraph. However it became clear that the traffic would be such that doubling would be required quickly and this was completed by September 1846. Two stations were unusual to say the least. One and Addington was approached on foot from one direction by means of stepping stones. Another, Ditchford was said to be the location of famous treacle mines. There were five trains each way on weekdays and Saturdays, with two on Sunday, extra services between Northampton and Blisworth; the goods traffic was cattle and coal but iron ore became important. In 1857 the Midland Railway built a line from Wigston to meet the GNR at Hitchin via Wellingborough, it built a spur to the LNWR station for goods.

In 1861 the LNWR began running trains from Wichnor near Burton on Trent and the Midland began running trains between Wellingborough and Northampton. The Midland built a small station in 1866 near the LNWR's; this little station closed in 1872 when the Midland built its main line from Bedford and opened a new station at St John Street. In 1881, the LNWR opened the Northampton Loop Line which placed the town on a through service superseding Blisworth. At grouping in 1923 it became part of the London Scottish Railway; the use of level crossings had reduced the costs of building the line, but it increased operating expenses and it became be a major reason for the line being closed to passengers by British Rail in 1964. Some passenger trains still ran from the boarding school at Oundle until 1972 when the line closed completely; the Northampton and Peterborough Railway closed in 1964, followed 2 years by the closure of Peterborough East station and the passenger services to Rugby The line between Rugby and Nassington remained open until the line was closed with the track remained in situ.

The remaining village stations including Helpston and Ketton & Collyweston on the Syston and Peterborough Railway ceased in the same year, although line remains open with through passenger services. Part of the Northampton and Peterborough Railway has been reopened as the Nene Valley Railway heritage line

1984 United States presidential election in Virginia

The 1984 United States presidential election in Virginia took place on November 6, 1984. All 50 states and the District of Columbia, were part of the 1984 United States presidential election. Virginia voters chose 12 electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president of the United States. Virginia was won by incumbent United States President Ronald Reagan of California, running against former Vice President Walter Mondale of Minnesota. Reagan ran for a second time with incumbent Vice President and former C. I. A. Director George H. W. Bush of Texas, Mondale ran with Representative Geraldine Ferraro of New York, the first major female candidate for the vice presidency; the presidential election of 1984 was a partisan election for Virginia, with just under 99% of the electorate voting only either Democratic or Republican, only three candidates appearing on the ballot. The majority of counties in Virginia voted for the Republican candidate in a strong turn out, in what was at the time a conservative-leaning state.

Mondale did gain majorities in African-American counties in the east unionized coal counties in southwest Virginia, the independent cities of Alexandria and Richmond. Virginia weighed in for this election as 5% more Republican than the national average; as of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which the independent cities of Franklin and Falls Church voted for the Republican candidate. Walter Mondale accepted the Democratic nomination for presidency after pulling narrowly ahead of Senator Gary Hart of Colorado and Rev. Jesse Jackson of Illinois - his main contenders during what would be a contentious Democratic primary. During the campaign, Mondale was vocal about reduction of government spending, and, in particular, was vocal against heightened military spending on the nuclear arms race against the Soviet Union, reaching its peak on both sides in the early 1980s. Taking a stance on the social issues of the day, Mondale advocated for gun control, the right to choose regarding abortion, opposed the repeal of laws regarding institutionalized prayer in public schools.

He criticized Reagan for his economic marginalization of the poor, stating that Reagan's reelection campaign was "a happy talk campaign," not focused on the real issues at hand. A significant political move during this election: the Democratic Party nominated Representative Geraldine Ferraro to run with Mondale as Vice-President. Ferraro is the first female candidate to receive such a nomination from the party in United States history, she said in an interview at the 1984 Democratic National Convention that this action "opened a door which will never be closed again," speaking to the role of women in politics. By 1984, Reagan was popular with voters across the nation as the President who saw them out of the economic stagflation of the early and middle 1970s, into a period of economic stability; the economic success seen under Reagan was politically accomplished in two ways. The first was initiation of deep tax cuts for the wealthy, the second was a wide-spectrum of tax cuts for crude oil production and refinement, with the 1980 Windfall profits tax cuts.

These policies were augmented with a call for heightened military spending, the cutting of social welfare programs for the poor, the increasing of taxes on those making less than $50,000 per year. Collectively called "Reaganomics", these economic policies were established through several pieces of legislation passed between 1980 and 1987; these new tax policies arguably curbed several existing tax loopholes and exceptions, but Reaganomics is remembered for its trickle down effect of taxing poor Americans more than rich ones. Reaganomics has been criticized by many analysts as "setting the stage" for economic troubles in the United State after 2007, such as the Great Recession. Unopposed during the Republican primaries, Reagan ran on a campaign of furthering his economic policies. Reagan vowed to continue his "war on drugs," passing sweeping legislation after the 1984 election in support of mandatory minimum sentences for drug possession. Furthermore, taking a stance on the social issues of the day, Reagan opposed legislation regarding comprehension of gay marriage and environmentalism, regarding the final as being bad for business.

Reagan won the election in Virginia with a resounding 25 point sweep-out landslide. While Virginia voted conservative at the time, the election results in Virginia are reflective of a nationwide reconsolidation of base for the Republican Party which took place through the 1980s; this was most evident during the 1984 presidential election. It is speculated that Mondale lost support with voters nearly during the campaign, namely during his acceptance speech at the 1984 Democratic National Convention. There he stated. To quote Mondale, "By the end of my first term, I will reduce the Reagan budget deficit by two thirds. Let's tell the truth, it must be done, it must be done. Mr. Reagan will raise taxes, so will I, he won't tell you. I just did." Despite this claimed attempt at establishing truthfulness with the electorate, this promise to raise taxes badly eroded his chances in what had begun as an uphill battle against the charismatic Ronald Reagan. Reagan enjoyed high levels of bipartisan support during the 1984 presidential election, b