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Alès is a commune in the Gard department in the Occitanie region in southern France. It is one of the sub-prefectures of the department, it was known as Alais. Alès lies 40 kilometres north-northwest of Nîmes, on the left bank of the Gardon River, which half surrounds it, it is located at the foot near the Cévennes National Park. Alès may be the modern successor of Arisitum, where, in about 570, King of Austrasia, created a bishopric. In his campaign against the Visigoths, the Merovingian king Theudebert I conquered part of the territory of the Diocese of Nîmes, his successor Sigebert set up the new diocese, comprising fifteen parishes in the area controlled by the Franks, which included a number of towns to the north of the Cevenne: Alès, Le Vigan, Arrigas, Saint-Jean-du-Gard and Vissec. The diocese disappeared in the 8th century with the conquest of the whole of Septimania by the Franks. No longer a residential bishopric, Arisitum is today listed by the Catholic Church. After the Edict of Nantes, Alès was one of the places de sûreté given to the Huguenots.

Louis XIII took back the town in 1629, the Peace of Alès, signed on 29 June of that year, suppressed the political privileges of the Protestants, while continuing to guarantee toleration. At the request of Louis XIV, a see was again created at Alais by Pope Innocent XII, in 1694; the future Cardinal de Bausset, Bossuet's biographer, was Bishop of Alais from 1784 to 1790. It was suppressed after the French Revolution, its territory was divided between the diocese of Avignon and the diocese of Mende. Alès hosts the École des Mines d'Alès. According to the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition: "The town is one of the most important markets for raw silk and cocoons in the south of France, the Gardon supplies power to numerous silk-mills, it is the centre of a mineral field, which yields large quantities of coal, iron and lead. Pasteur did his research on the silkworm disease at Alès, the town dedicated a bust to his memory. There is a statue of the chemist J. B. Dumas. Alphonse Daudet was master study at the College of Ales and was written "le petit chose".

The town has one association football team called Olympique Alès who play in the Championnat National. Former France and Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc was born in Alès. Morocco and Leganés voetballer Nabil El Zhar was born in Alès. According to the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition: "The streets are wide and its promenades and fine plane-trees make the town attractive. Parc botanique de la Tour VieilleAlès was the birthplace of: Rigord, chronicler Jean-Pierre des Ours de Mandajors, 18th-century French historian and playwright. Jean-Baptiste Dumas, chemist Gabriel Montoya, Parisian chansonnier Edgard de Larminat, French general Charles Dugas and Hellenist Guillaume de Ramel, American philanthropist and sometime political candidate Louis Leprince-Ringuet, physicist Maurice André, active in the classical music field Laurent Blanc, football defender Nabil El Zhar, football striker Stéphane Sarrazin, sportscar racing driver, rally driver Romain Dumas, sportscar racing driver Alès is twinned with: East Ayrshire, Scotland Communes of the Gard department INSEE Alès travel guide from Wikivoyage City council website The Regordane Way or St Gilles Trail, which starts in Alès


Liluah is a neighbourhood in Howrah city of Howrah district, West Bengal, India. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. Liluah has a railway junction, the first station after Howrah station under the Eastern Railway Its history dates back to the British era when the Liluah Carriage and wagon Workshop was set up to release pressure off Howrah, it is located at 22.62106°N 88.33941°E / 22.62106. Liluah is 2 km west of North Kolkata and 5 km north of Howrah under Howrah Municipal Corporation from July 2015 Nearest airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Dum Dum, Kolkata. Liluah is well connected with round the clock toto also; the Grand Trunk Road, crosses through the eastern half of the town. The eastern half is well linked to the western half by a flyover bridge, it can be accessed by the Benaras road. Liluah can be accessed by bus route number 51, 54 and 56, it can be accessed by minibuses on Belurmath-Esplanade, Bhattanagar-Esplanade and Khidirpur-Ballykhal and CTC bus on Dankuni Housing-Howrah.

Auto-rickshaw, e-rickshaws as well as cycle-rickshaws are available for inter-town transport. Worth mentioning is that the western part of Liluah relies on autos and totos for public transportation, due to the absence any major bus route, though the Bhattanagar minibus plys through that part, frequency is quite low and its route goes through the southern fringes of western part; as for the eastern part, large number of public buses ply along the G. T. Road throughout the day. Liluah railway station is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway, it has a Railway Carriage and Wagons Workshop: one of the three in the Eastern Railways. The other two being at Jamalpur; the Liluah Railway station has 5 platforms with 3 being used for the Howrah-Bardhaman Main Line and the other two for the Howrah-Bardhaman Chord Line. The Belur Math Line branches off between Belur. There is a Bhattanagar Railway Station, present at the extreme western outskirts of Liluah. There is a line connecting Liluah and Andul in the South Eastern Railways, used by goods trains.

It takes 8 minutes to travel from Howrah to Liluah by a suburban local train.cost of ticket is Rs.5 one-way. But the same journey takes 10 minutes when going from Liluah To Howrah due to bulk railway traffic coming in and out of the Howrah station, the biggest railway junction in India. Most of Liluah falls under the Howrah Municipal Corporation since 10 July 2015, before July 2015 most of liluah was under the former Bally Municipality, merged with the HMC while the remaining parts came under the Howrah Municipal Corporation. There are two police stations in the town, all areas of Liluah west of the western side of Howrah-Bardhaman railway line, Howrah-Bardhaman Chord line, Howrah-Bardhaman main line fall under the Liluah Police Station, situated on the Liluah station road, it has jurisdiction over some areas beyond the town, while the eastern part of the town was earlier under the Bally Police Station until 2013 after which, it came under the new Belur Police Station, which has jurisdiction over the nearby areas of Belur, it has an outpost near Belur Math.

It is located in The Liluah Railway Colony There are two post offices in Liluah: at the eastern parts of the town Liluah Post Office PIN Code - 711204 and in the western parts of the town Liluah Shibtala Sub Post Office PIN Code - 711204 and Bhattanagar Post Office PIN Code 711203, for the eastern and western parts of the town respectively. Some Western parts of the town are served by the Belurmath Post Office; the railway line divides Liluah into 2 parts. Until 2008 these two halves were connected by a level crossing near the Liluah railway station, since 2008 both these parts were joined by a flyover constructed over the Liluah railway station; the town once used to be an industrial hub, with many small industrial units dotting the small town due to its proximity to Howrah, an industrial city and Calcutta, being a major city of that time, a condition similar to any other suburb of Calcutta during the British Raj these industrial units dominated the locale of the town throughout the mid-20th century, when Liluah was known only for industries and workshops.

Since the mid 1990s many of the factories in the eastern and western parts of the town were closed. They were replaced by residential or commercial buildings; until the first decade of the 21st century, most of the factories in the eastern halve of Liluah had disappeared and the eastern part of the town now a commercial and educational area, dominated by markets, shops and malls. This part of Liluah has evolved since the last two decades, as you pass through the G. T. Road from Howrah, you come across glittering shops and restaurants of the'Don Bosco Area', The RD Mall and the Rangoli Mall, further north, there is the century-old Liluah Railway Colony, made by the British in the first decade of the 20th century, this part has the'four' big schools of Liluah. Although Liluah still has many industries remaining, but some are being replaced by residential buildings Liluah, or Lillooah as it was written, was the depot of the former East Indian Railway; the case of unfortunate shipwreck b

Simon Harris (musician)

Simon Harris is predominantly known as the founder of the record label Music of Life and producer of most of its catalogue of songs, although he is a DJ, producer and electronic musician. From London, Harris is a producer of sample-based breakbeat and house music; as a remixer, music label owner and producer, Harris has worked with Pete Tong, Simon Cowell, James Brown, Joyce Sims, Norman Cook, Paul Oakenfold, Tony! Toni! Toné!, Arthur Baker, Boyz II Men, Heatwave, as well as Steve "Silk" Hurley. A DJ, Harris started selling professional audio equipment in London's Tottenham Court Road became a club promoter. In 1983, Harris was invited to become one of the original remixers for Tony Prince's DMC. Harris joined forces with the late BBC Radio 1 DJ Froggy and produced remixes for major labels including Polydor, Chrysalis, A&M, EMI, BMG, Island, London and PRT for The Real Thing's "You to Me Are Everything" remix. In 1986, Harris and Froggy started their own independent label'Music of Life'; the label was distributed by Morgan Khan's'Streetwave' group and the first releases were from Cerrone and Michael Jackson's sister La Toya.

Within a short time, Froggy left to pursue other projects and Music of Life became one of the UK's first rap/hip-hop labels licensing US products, with Harris producing many British rap artists including Derek B, followed by Daddy Freddy, MC Duke, Tenor Fly, Demon Boyz, Einstein who rapped on "Supermarioland" for Harris's Ambassadors of Funk project. Sister label'Living Beat' releases include Samantha Fox, Rolf Harris, Dina Carroll, Jocelyn Brown and Joyce Sims. Via Germany's Edel Group, Harris remixed "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" by Prince. Harris has produced many breakbeat albums designed for DJs and producers, including Beats and Scratches in 12 volumes. Other artists who produced similar albums for Music of Life include Paul Oakenfold, George Clinton and Norman Cook. Harris continued to produce for many artists. Simon Cowell commissioned him to remix Sinitta's "Window Shopping" for his Fanfare label, shortly thereafter, Pete Tong signed Harris as an artist to his Polygram FFRR label.

The first release was a rap version of Michael Jackson's "Bad". This was followed by "Bass" which achieved U. S. Billboard Dance number one status. FFRR released Harris's Bass album next followed by more singles including Marshall Jefferson's " Pleasure Control" and "Here Comes That Sound". Producer and performer of Billboard number one hit "Bass. Producer of "Supermarioland" and other Nintendo related releases with the involvement of Mario's creator Shigeru Miyamoto. Founder of British hip hop label Music of Life with hundreds of productions involving new British, US and Jamaican rap and reggae artists, released in over 70 countries. Music of Life was founded in 1986 with vinyl single and album releases followed by CD releases. Remixer for many artists and music companies and commissioned by Simon Cowell for Sinitta remix, projects with Norman Cook, Arthur Baker, James Brown, George Clinton, the first Elvis Presley dance mix, Tony! Toni! Toné! and for Prince's "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World".

Produced fusion of reggae and hip hop with Asher D and Daddy Freddy, "Ragamuffin Hip Hop" in 1987 with the initial release on US label Profile followed by Chrysalis. Guest speaker and judge at dance music seminars and conventions including DMC world DJ championships. Producer of Beats Breaks and Scratches series of albums – breakbeat and sample album series. DJ/demonstrator of JBL speaker systems at London's APRS. Work featured by the BBC and other British broadcasters. Harris has sustained a 30+-year production career, his work is varied and has included music video, radio and TV commercial production and several TV documentaries including Run-D. M. C. and REM! X. Simon Harris website Simon Harris at Discogs Simon Harris new blog site 2010 Simon Harris at Twitter

Robert Perry (yacht designer)

Robert H. Perry is a U. S. yacht designer based in Washington. Among his designs are some of the most successful cruising yachts in modern cruising such as the Tayana 37 and Valiant 40. Through his career he has designed boats for many well recognized names in the yachting industry, such as Tayana, Cheoy Lee, Baba, Ta Shing, Islander and Saga. Perry has taught yacht design at Evergreen State College. In 1957 when Robert H. Perry was twelve, he and his family moved from Sydney, Australia to Vancouver, British Columbia, he writes that the trip spurred his interest in yacht design. At the beginning of his ninth-grade year, his family moved to Mercer Island, Washington, an area renowned for its school system. Here, his interest in sailboats clicked, he met famous designer William Garden, joined the local yacht club, excelled at mechanical drawing. Perry graduated with a 1.69 GPA from Mercer Island High School in 1964. The only local college that would accept him was Seattle University, he dropped out after four years.

Although the Vietnam War was growing and called him for enlistment, his childhood history of petit mal seizures made him ineligible. In 1970, Jay Benford gave Perry his first job as a yacht designer. Benford was promoting ferro-cement boats in Seattle. Soon, Perry had a 47-foot ketch in National Fisherman. Boatbuilder John Edwards who would found Hans Christian Yachts sent a letter to Perry in response to the 47-foot ketch; this relationship would lead to Perry's first design, the CT 54, a clipper-bowed ketch. Ted Brewer helped Perry with the design. Ta Chaoi Brothers, a Taiwanese yard built the CT 54 and the larger CT 65. Perry was working on what would be his landmark design, the Valiant 40. Along with Nathan Rothman and Sylvia and Stanley Dabney, he would design the first "performance cruiser." They all met at Benford's ferro-cement studio, but as Perry moved to work for Dick Carter they continued to strategize about building a bluewater cruising boat like the Westsail 32 that would have better performance.

Rothman contacted Uniflite, a Bellingham, Washington boat builder, by 1974 the first Valiant rolled off their line. The design combined the classic canoe stern cruiser shape with a fin keel and skeg hung rudder instead of the traditional full keel; these two starts led to more design commissions for Tayana Yachts. Perry became a popular designer for Taiwan-built boats. Perry designed the latest yacht for Pacific Seacraft, the SouthSea 61, beginning work in 2007. Perry designed a unique long narrow 62 foot double ended daysailer built at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock and launched in March, 2015; this design was inspired by a number of famous classic vessels including vessels designed by L. Francis Herreshoff, Bruce King and Bill Garden. Perry was selected to create the design due to his past successful double ended designs and the recent success of a number of his designs on the race course. 1979, Yacht Racing/Cruising Magazine, Medal of Achievement for Performance Cruising Design 1989, Cruising World Magazine, Cruising Hall of Fame 1995, American Boatbuilders Hall of Fame, Valiant 40 inducted into Hall of Fame Robert Perry homepage Perry on Design, Sailing Magazine

List of people on the postage stamps of New Zealand

This is a list of people on stamps of New Zealand. Link The year given is the year of issue of the first stamp depicting that person. Data has been entered up to the end of 2002; the Prince Andrew The Princess Anne Sean Astin Brian Barratt-Boyes Joseph Banks Aunt Daisy Albert Henry Baskerville Jean Batten James K. Baxter Sean Bean Princess Beatrice of York Cate Blanchett Evelyn Brooke Peter Buck Prince William Sir Winston Churchill James Cook Whina Cooper Barry Crump Stewie Dempster Jules Dumont d'Urville The Duke of Edinburgh Edward VII Edward VIII The Prince Edward The Princess Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth W. H. A. Feilding Bernard Freyberg George V George VI John Robert Godley George Grey Elizabeth Gunn Richard Hadlee Prince Harry James Hector Hone Heke Sir Edmund Hillary William Hobson Robert Jack Te Ruki Kawiti Truby King Charles Kingsford Smith Christopher Lee Danyon Loader Jack Lovelock Ian McKellen Katherine Mansfield The Princess Margaret Samuel Marsden Ngaio Marsh Queen Mary Bruce Mason Viggo Mortensen Grace Neill George Nepia Āpirana Ngata Miranda Otto Richard Pearse Ernest Rutherford, physicist Richard John Seddon Katherine Sheppard George Smith Peter Snell Daniel Solander Tommy Solomon Blyth Tait Abel Tasman Hakopa Te Ata-o-tu Te Hau-Takiri Wharepapa Te Heu Heu Tukino IV Kiri Te Kanawa Te Puea Herangi Charles Upham Queen Victoria Julius Vogel John Walker Anthony Wilding The Prince of Wales The Princess of Wales Yvette Williams Elijah Wood The Duchess of York Stanley Gibbons Limited.

Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue: New Zealand and Dependencies, 1st edition. London and Ringwood: Stanley Gibbons Limited. ISBN 0-85259-577-8. See for illustrations of all New Zealand stamps

Eric Anderson (actor)

Eric Anderson is an American actor and singer. On Broadway, he has originated roles in Waitress, Kinky Boots, The Last Ship and Soul Doctor, was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, he portrayed Mr. O’Malley in The Greatest Showman. In 2006, Anderson won the inaugural Joel Hirschhorn award for outstanding achievement in musical theatre, awarded by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, he received two San Diego Critics Circle Craig Noel Awards and multiple Back Stage West Garland Awards as best actor in a musical. His performances on the west coast stage have included Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha, Dr. Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, Richard M. Nixon in Judy's Scary Little Christmas, Burrs in both versions of The Wild Party. Anderson is a member of the Troubadour Theater Company, he left California in 2007 to play Merlyn in a U. S. national tour of Camelot opposite Michael York, moved to New York in 2008. In 2009, Anderson made his Broadway debut as Stewpot in the Tony award-winning revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center.

He was in the original Broadway casts of Kinky Boots, written by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper, Rocky the Musical, The Last Ship written by Sting, Soul Doctor at the Circle in the Square Theatre, where he received critical acclaim for his starring role as Shlomo Carlebach. Anderson was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical for his portrayal in the pre-Broadway production at New York Theatre Workshop. Anderson originated the role of Cal in the musical adaption of Waitress on Broadway, written by Sara Bareilles. On October 12, it was announced that Anderson will play the role of Barney Thompson in the musical adaptation of Pretty Woman. Anderson portrayed Mr. O’Malley in The Greatest Showman, has had guest roles on television, including Elementary, The Good Wife, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Alias. Anderson is married to Broadway actress Jessica Rush, has a daughter, Elliot. Official website Eric Anderson at the Internet Broadway Database Eric Anderson on IMDb