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750 Burrard Street

750 Burrard Street is a building in Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at the northeast corner of Robson Street and Burrard Street. The site was home of the main branch of the Vancouver Public Library from 1957 to 1995. In December 1996, Canada's first Virgin Megastore opened on the lower level. In late 2011, HMV Canada, now separately owned by Hilco UK, announced plans to close the Burrard location in January 2012 as part of a corporate refocusing towards smaller locations. HMV closed at this location on January 23, 2012; the southeast corner of the building was the first Planet Hollywood in Vancouver opened on March 16, 1997. The main entrance was on 969 Robson Street, it was closed in October 1999 after bankruptcy. The upper levels were taken over in fall 1997 as studios for the newly launched independent TV station VTV. VTV became part of the CTV Television Network, the site now serves as Bell Media's west coast headquarters; the site selection, much of the VTV format, had been inspired by Toronto station City and the iconic downtown studios that were at the time synonymous with the station.

Incidentally, CTV would acquire the Toronto building in question. The Globe and Mail, co-owned with CTV from 2001 to 2010 moved its Vancouver offices into part of CTV's space. Radio stations 94.5 Virgin Radio, 103.5 QMFM, TSN Radio 1040 and TSN Radio 1410, all co-owned with CTV since 2007 moved into the building. In the early 2010s, CTV reduced its space so that its offices are no longer directly accessible from Burrard Street. Besides Bell Media and the Globe, current occupants include a flagship Victoria's Secret / Pink store, as well as a Clearly Contacts retail store. 9 Channel Nine Court—CTV's Toronto Studios Morguard building profile

USS Fort Snelling (LSD-30)

USS Fort Snelling was a Thomaston-class dock landing ship of the United States Navy. She was named for Fort Snelling at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers, for many years the northernmost military post in the land of the Sioux and Chippewa, she was the second ship assigned that name, but the construction of Fort Snelling was canceled on 17 August 1945. Fort Snelling was laid down on 17 August 1953 by Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp. Pascagoula, Miss.. Homeported at Norfolk, Fort Snelling carried out an intensive exercise schedule along the east coast and in the Caribbean always with Marines embarked for amphibious training, she made her first deployment to the Mediterranean in 1956, returning the next year again to serve with the 6th Fleet. During her 1958 deployment, she was at sea bound for the island of Rhodes when on 14 July she was notified to land her Marines at Beirut, the next day. Thus, Fort Snelling took part in the immediate response of the U. S. Navy to the Middle Eastern crisis of summer 1958.

Several times more before leaving the Mediterranean she returned to the coast of Lebanon to support the Marines ashore. Through 1959 and 1963, Fort Snelling continued her training operations with marines in the Caribbean and on the Carolina coast. In April 1965, Fort Snelling was ordered to the Dominican Republic as part of a task force which included the USS Boxer, USS Rankin, USS Wood County, USS Ruchamakin, USS Yancey and USS Raleigh, its main mission along with the task force was to deploy marines to evacuate U. S. Canadian and British citizens; some 14,000 marines participated. In 1966, while returning from a Mediterranean deployment, Fort Snelling was assigned as task group commander of the Navy's Palomares Incident recovery operations; because of her large well deck, Fort Snelling carried the deep diving submarine Aluminaut. In addition, Fort Snelling deployed the small submarine Alvin from its flight deck via its cranes. In 1966, she participated in the extraction of U. S. Marines from the Dominican Republican crisis.

In October 1969 Fort Snelling proceeded south to the Ascension area and participated as a secondary recovery ship in the first Manned Orbiting Laboratory test launch. As she passed the equator a raucus “crossing the line” ceremony was held in the welldeck aft. Captain Henry Hansen USN was initiated along with a throng of other “pollywogs. Test flight OPS 0855 for MOL was launched on 3 November 1966 at 13:50:42 UTC on a Titan IIIC-9 from Cape Canaveral Launch Complex 40; the flight consisted of a MOL mockup built from a Titan II propellant tank, the refurbished capsule from the Gemini 2 mission as a prototype Gemini B spacecraft. After the Gemini B prototype separated for a sub-orbital reentry, the MOL mockup continued into orbit and released three satellites. A hatch installed in the Gemini's heat shield—intended to provide access to the MOL during crewed operations—was tested during the capsule's reentry; the Gemini capsule was recovered near Ascension Island in the South Atlantic by the USS La Salle after a flight of 33 minutes.

On 3 April 1978, Fort Snelling and the replenishment oiler Waccamaw collided north of Corsica when the Waccamaw lost steering control during refueling. Despite structural damage both ships proceeded under their own power to Naples, for repairs. In August 1982, Fort Snelling embarked members of 24 MAU for a Med cruise. Over the course of 7 months, the Fort Snelling participated amphibious landings in Denmark and Turkey, with a liberty call at the Port of Naples, Italy. After a 5 day liberty, the Fort Snelling and other members of her squadron rushed the 24 MAU to Beirut Lebanon to become the backbone of the Multi National Peacekeeping Force. In early March 1983, the 24 MAU was relieved by the 22 MAU; the 24 MAU was returned Stateside by the Fort Snelling and her squadron mates. In October 1983, Fort Snelling participated in Operation Urgent Fury as part of Amphibious Squadron Four. Prior to H-hour, six frogmen from SEAL Team 4 departed the Fort Snelling in a SeaFox, a 36-foot, fiberglass-hulled craft, on a night reconnaissance mission.

The team surveyed a beach on the eastern shore of the island that been identified as the preferred amphibious landing site. The beach was found unsuitable. Marines from the 22 MAU instead landed at dawn on Grenada by helicopter. On D-Day, the Fort Snelling and the USS Manitowoc transited to the western shore of the island to open a second front on the enemy forces. Tanks and jeeps from the Fort Snelling were put ashore after a beachhead at Grand Mal Bay was secured by 13 amphibious landing craft from the Manitowoc. Upon conclusion of Operation Urgent Fury, Ft. Snelling continued on her deployment with PHIBRON-4 to support peacekeeping operations in Lebanon. During March 1984, Ft. Snelling assisted in the evacuation of noncombatants from Beirut, conducting flight operations and subsequently transporting hundreds of evacuees to Cyprus; the US Navy forces had published Notices to Mariners not to approach within 2,000 yards of navy ships. While Ft Snelling was conducting fueling operations with USS Sylvania, it was struck by a merchant vessel - the merchant sunk in 20 minutes.

Leading many to believe the collision was intentional. The damage suffered from the impact led to her decommissioning following the deployment. Fort Snelling was decommissioned on 28 September 1984 and transferred to the Maritime Administration on 7 September 1989, her name was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 24 Feb

BioGRID

The Biological General Repository for Interaction Datasets is a curated biological database of protein-protein interactions, genetic interactions, chemical interactions, post-translational modifications created in 2003 (originally referred to as the General Repository for Interaction Datasets by Mike Tyers, Bobby-Joe Breitkreutz, Chris Stark at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital. It strives to provide a comprehensive curated resource for all major model organism species while attempting to remove redundancy to create a single mapping of data. Users of The BioGRID can search for their protein or publication of interest and retrieve annotation, as well as curated data as reported, by the primary literature and compiled by in house large-scale curation efforts; the BioGRID is hosted in Toronto, Ontario and Dallas, United States and is partnered with the Saccharomyces Genome Database. The BioGRID is funded by the BBSRC, NIH, CIHR. BioGRID is a member of the International Molecular Exchange Consortium.

The BioGRID was published and released as the General Repository for Interaction Datasets but was renamed to the BioGRID in order to more concisely describe the project, help distinguish it from several GRID Computing projects with a similar name. Separated into organism specific databases, the newest version now provides a unified front end allowing for searches across several organisms simultaneously; the BioGRID was developed as a project at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital but has since expanded to include teams at the Institut de Recherche en Immunologie et en Cancérologie at the Université de Montréal, the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University, the Wellcome Trust Center for Cell Biology at the University of Edinburgh. The BioGRID's original focus was on curation of binary protein-protein and genetic interactions, but has expanded over several updates to incorporate curated post-translational modification data, chemical interaction data, complex multi-gene/protein interactions.

Moreover, on a monthly basis, the BioGRID continues to expand curated data and develop and release new tools, data from comprehensive targeted curation projects, perform targeted scientific analysis. The Biological General Repository for Interaction Datasets is an open access database that houses genetic and protein interactions curated from the primary biomedical literature for all major model organism species and humans; as of 1 September 2014, the BioGRID contains 749,912 interactions as drawn from 43,149 publications that represent 30 model organisms. At the start of 2019 it contained up to 1,6 million biological interactions from 55,809 publications for 71 species. BioGRID data are distributed through partner model organism databases and meta-databases and are directly downloadable in a variety of formats. In addition to general curation of the published literature for the major model species, BioGRID undertakes themed curation projects in areas of particular relevance for biomedical sciences, such as the ubiquitin-proteasome system and various human disease-associated interaction networks.

BioGRID curation is coordinated through an Interaction Management System that facilitates the compilation interaction records through structured evidence codes, phenotype ontologies, gene annotation. The BioGRID architecture has been improved in order to support a broader range of interaction and post-translational modification types, to allow the representation of more complex multi-gene/protein interactions, to account for cellular phenotypes through structured ontologies, to expedite curation through semi-automated text-mining approaches, to enhance curation quality control. Through comprehensive curation efforts, BioGRID now includes a complete set of interactions reported to date in the primary literature for budding yeast, thale cress, fission yeast; the following organisms are supported within the BioGRID, each has curated interaction data available according to the latest statistics. BioGRID is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Erill la Vall Descent from the Cross

Erill la Vall Descent from the Cross is a set of seven 12th-century wooden sculptures from the Pyrenees village of Erill la Vall in Catalonia painted, comprising a complete Romanesque Descent from the Cross sculpture group, which in Catalonia has the peculiarity that it is made up of seven figures. Two of the carvings are kept at the National Art Museum of Catalonia and the rest at the Vic Episcopal Museum. In the centre was the figure of Jesus Christ held by Joseph of Arimathea and unnailed by Nicodemus, flanked by the Virgin Mary and Saint John the Evangelist on either side, with the penitent and impenitent thieves and Gestas, at the ends, respectively; the subject of the Descent adds a more narrative and dramatic feel to the representation of the Passion of Christ, these sculptures were used in Medieval liturgical drama. The MNAC's collection preserves figures from the Descents of Santa Maria de Taüll and Durro, both in the Vall de Boí; the monumental sculptural groups in wood of the Descent from the Cross are an important chapter in Romanesque carving in Catalonia on account of the high artistic quality of the works preserved and of the unique features of their iconography.

A significant proportion comes from the Boí Valley. One aspect that sets these Catalan series of carvings apart from other renderings of this theme is the presence of seven figures: in the centre was the figure of Christ, sustained by Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus on his right; the theme of the Descent brings a greater narrative and dramatic sense to the treatment of the two episodes of the Calvary and may be related to the liturgical plays of the time. But the presence of these groups in Catalonia during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, as some have tried to demonstrate, could correspond to the struggle against the heresy of Catharism; as the subject could have a Eucharistic meaning, it could be used as a reply to the Cathars' negation of the death of Christ and of the Eucharist itself. The Erill la Vall Descent is the most complete of all the known groups from the Catalan western Pyrenees, but all the figures are not exhibited together, being dispersed between the Vic Episcopal Museum and the National Art Museum of Catalonia, although the two museums sometimes loan the works out to one another to display them as a complete set.

As a whole it is a masterpiece of Romanesque carving in Catalonia, to the extent that other works have been arranged around it, such as the Descent from Santa Maria de Taüll, what remains of the one from Durro, as well as works of other types Castiñeiras, Manuel. Romanesque art in the MNAC collections. MNAC. ISBN 978-84-8043-196-5. Retrieved 3 September 2012. Museu Nacional D'Art de Catalunya. MNAC. 1 March 2009. ISBN 978-84-8043-200-9. Retrieved 3 September 2012. Carbonell, Eduard. Romanesque Art Guide: Museu Nacional D'Art de Catalunya. Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. Retrieved 3 September 2012. Carbonell, Eduard; the Medieval Treasures of the Museu Nacional D'Art de Catalunya. Lunwerg. Retrieved 3 September 2012; the artwork at Museum's website The Art of medieval Spain, A. D. 500-1200, an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries, which contains material on Erill la Vall Descent from the Cross

Marcel Marc DhĂ´me

Colonel Marcel Marc Dhôme began his military career during World War I, when he became a flying ace credited with nine confirmed aerial victories. He served his nation in World War II, during the Korean War. Marcel Marc Dhôme was born on 24 January 1893 in Neuilly-sur-Marne. On 22 October 1913, Dhôme voluntarily enlisted for three years military service, he was assigned to aviation. After World War I broke out, on 25 September 1914, he was transferred to infantry duty. While in this assignment, he was wounded by shrapnel in the right thigh on 10 June. On 1 October 1915, he was transferred back to aviation to attend pilot's training. On 16 November, he reported to the aviation school at Buc. On 5 February 1916, Dhôme received his Military Pilot's Brevet, No. 2624. Six days he was promoted to Corporal. On 10 August 1916, he was assigned to instruct at Juvisy. On 14 December 1916, he was promoted to Sergeant. Dhôme was rotated through schools at Avord and Pau. On 2 March 1917, he was stationed at Villacoublay.

On 28 April, he reached a frontline unit when he was stationed with Escadrille 81 as a Spad VII pilot. He scored his first win on 12 August 1917, he shared his second triumph with another pilot a week later. After his third victory on 23 September, he was advanced to Adjutant on 15 November 1917, he downed an enemy plane on both the 11th and 15 December to become an ace, a feat which earned him the Médaille militaire to add to his Croix de guerre. Dhôme received his MM on 2 January 1918. Two days he shared his sixth victory with Henri Albert Péronneau. Dhôme would reap three more wins including a win over an observation balloon. On 11 August, Dhôme was awarded the Légion d'honneur. On 24 September, he was commissioned a Sous lieutenant. Dhôme competed in motor racing during the 1920s and 1930s, driving three- and four-wheeled cyclecars. Scattered records show him campaigning a Lombard in 1922 and 1929, a Sandford in 1923, a Morgan in 1924, a Darmont-Morgan Blackburne in 1927, his last known entry in racing came in 1931.

This was the same year. He would be elevated within the Légion d'honneur to Officier in December 1932. Dhôme served during World War II, commanding Groupe de Chasse 1/55 and rising to the rank of commandant, he would be promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1945. In May 1947, he reached the top level of the Legion. Marcel Marc Dhôme retired as a colonel on 24 January 1955. Over the Front: A Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the United States and French Air Services, 1914–1918 Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey. Grub Street, 1992. ISBN 0-948817-54-2, ISBN 978-0-948817-54-0. Http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/france/dhome.php contains a list of his aerial victories http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.aspx?ref=SERP&br=ro&mkt=en-US&dl=en&lp=FR_EN&a=http%3a%2f%2ftricyclecaristes.forumr.net%2fdarmont-f2%2fdarmont-monocylindre-t384.htm contains an excellent photo of Dhôme in his race car

USS Peosta (1857)

USS Peosta – known as "Tinclad" # 36—was a steamboat acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. Peosta was outfitted as an armed gunboat, with heavy guns for battles at sea, large howitzers for shore bombardment, she served on the rivers and other waterways of the Confederate States of America enforcing the Union blockade on the South. Peosta, a side-wheel wooden gunboat, was built in 1857 at Cincinnati, for civilian employment, she was purchased at Dubuque, Iowa, 13 June 1863. And commissioned 2 October 1863, Lt. Thomas E. Smith in command. Assigned to the Naval forces on the Tennessee River, Peosta departed Cairo 28 October and arrived at Paducah, Kentucky, 3 November. Remaining on the Tennessee River throughout the Civil War, she cruised between Paducah and Eastport, Mississippi, to protect Union shipping and support Union Army activities. In the spring of 1864 she assisted in halting a Confederate land and river offensive against Paducah as they moved through Union lines to repossess defenses along the river.

On 25 March 1864, she engaged Confederate troops at Kentucky. Remaining on the Tennessee River into June 1865 she arrived at Mound City, Illinois, on the 5th for inactivation. On 7 August 1865 she decommissioned and 10 days was sold to John W. Waggoner, she retained her name in postwar merchant service and burned at Memphis, Tennessee, on 25 December 1870. Anaconda Plan Mississippi Squadron United States Navy List of United States Navy ships This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships; the entry can be found here. USS Peosta