click links in text for more info

Brücken, Kusel

Brücken is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Kusel district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Oberes Glantal; the municipality lies in the Ohmbach valley in the Western Palatinate. Near the village, the Ohmbach turns from its southerly direction of flow to a more southeasterly one where the valley floor broadens out. Here it has an elevation of some 240 m above sea level, whereas the higher residential areas reach 300 m above sea level; the higher elevations within municipal limits, reach heights of some 380 m in the northeast and 320 m in the southeast. Flowing through the municipal area in the southeast, near the small homestead of Paulengrund is the Kohlbach; the Neumühle a gristmill and from the late 19th century until after the Second World War a diamond-cutting workshop, stands in the village's north in the Ohmbach valley, the homestead of Fuchsgrund lies on the valley floor to the southeast.

Wooded land stretches eastwards and northwards from the village, is found in the southwest. The galleries of former coalmines lie in the village's northeast on the Dammfeld and the Buchwiese, at the Schenkelberg and in the Schleckenborn; the municipal area measures 811 ha. Brücken borders in the north on the municipality of Steinbach am Glan, in the northeast on the municipality of Börsborn, in the east on the municipality of Gries, in the south on the municipality of Schönenberg-Kübelberg, in the west on the municipality of Dittweiler and in the northwest on the municipality of Ohmbach. Belonging to Brücken are the outlying homesteads of Paulengrund, Neumühle and Fuchsgrund; the village stretches out along the bend in the Ohmbach on even ground on the valley floor, in the outskirts on roads that climb outwards in a star-shaped pattern. The main street is one of these, running from the upper Ohmbach valley through the middle of the village and in a broad bow to the south going towards Schönenberg-Kübelberg.

On this main street stands the schoolhouse, as does the Diamond-Cutting Museum. In the northwest on the mountainside stands Saint Lawrence's Catholic Parish Church. Nearby lies the graveyard; the Evangelical parish church built in 1953 stands in the northeast on Straße Zum Krämel. Old farmhouses of the type Quereinhaus type are still to be found in the village core; the outer residential areas are otherwise characterized by houses newer single-family dwellings. A major sport field has been laid out in the Karstwald southeast of the village on the road going towards Schönenberg; as early as prehistoric times, the area around the village was inhabited by mankind, bearing witness to which are various finds from both Brücken itself and every neighbouring municipality. In the woods east of Brücken, at least according to a listing in the documents at the Office for Prehistory and Protohistory in Speyer, is a prehistoric barrow with a diameter of some nine metres and a height of 70 cm. There is no longer any sign of it on the ground.

Much clearer are traces left by the Romans. In 1928, while ploughing over the heights near the Paulengrund in the field named "Auf der Burg", a farmer discovered some wall remnants of a Gallo-Roman villa rustica; this was temporarily unearthed. According to statements made by earlier inhabitants, it is that in the early 20th century a vault with urns was unearthed. Attempts at digging, yielded no such result. According to information from writer Tilemann Stella, in his time, A Roman stone, found within Brücken's limits, was known, showing on one side the goddess Minerva and on the other side the god Vulcan. Reports from the 19th century mention that a coin was found within Brücken's limits, but this has since been lost; the village of Brücken belonged from the time of its founding to the free Imperial Domain around the town and castle of Kaiserslautern and the Amt and court district of Kübelberg in this domain. This Amt of Kübelberg, beginning in 1312, was taken over in succession by a whole series of secular lordships as an Imperial pledged holding, passing first to the Counts of Sponheim and in 1375 to Electoral Palatinate, in 1378 back to Sponheim, only to pass once again to Electoral Palatinate in 1437.

Sometime before 1333 – the exact date is unknown – Brücken had its first documentary mention in a Weistum from Glan-Münchweiler in which the boundaries of the landhold held by the Hornbach Monastery in the Münchweiler Tal were outlined, in both German and Latin. According to this description, the boundary came from a now vanished village called Wanrneshoben, ran round the Steinberg to Bartenvogt "…und darnach durch die mitten zwischen bruckhen bis gehn Brenheim"; the corresponding Latin text reads "…et tunc per medium inter Brugel et usque Berinheim". Brenheim is a former village. Writer Dieter Zenglein is of the opinion that the naming of Bruckhen and Brugel is to have nothing to do with the village of Brücken, but rather with named rural areas (common in Germany

Siddheshwar temple, Solapur

Siddheshwar Temple is a temple in Solapur district, India. It is sacred to members of the Lingayat faith. There is a lake within the temple complex. Located amidst a lake further flanked by Bhuikot fort, Siddheshwar temple is sacred to Lord Siddheshwar, considered as an incarnation of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu; the temple is revered by the devotees as it is the place where Shri Siddheshwar attained Samadhi. In the main temple complex, there is a beautiful sanctum. In the main courtyard, there are 68 shiva lingams, which were installed by Lord Siddheshwar. Amrit Linga and Lord Ganesha temples are special mentions. Silver-plated Nandi, the temple of Vithoba and Goddes Rukmini along with the various other gods are a part of the temple. In the middle of the temple, there is a marble tomb of Siddheshwar. All devotees here are offered maha-prasad; as per the records, Siddheshwar temple was built by a yogi, a devotee of Shri Mallikarjuna of Srisailam, Shri Siddharameshwar. He made 68 Shiva lingams in the temple as per the instructions of his guru.

It is said that Shri Siddheshwar, considered as the six prophets of Lingayat religion, believed that birth of this saint caused the prosperity of the city and the deity is capable of blessing the devotees. The temple and lake have been administered since 1899 by the ‘Shri Siddheshwar Devsthan Panch Committee’. Best time to visit the temple will be Makar Sankranti festival during which grand celebration takes place for three days. A fair called Gadda Yatra is arranged for fifteen days at the temple; the temple is in honour of a devotee of Shiva. On Makarsankrat, there are annual pilgrimages called'Gadda'; this is when the Gadda Yatra celebration continues for 15 days. A procession called; the temple is attended by members of Veerashaiva

Write Me a Murder

Write Me A Murder is a mystery play in three acts by Frederick Knott, which premiered on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre on October 26, 1961, presented by the Compass Productions, Inc. directed by George Schaefer, stage design by Warren Clymer, costume design by Noel Taylor. It ran for 196 performances, closing on April 14, 1962 at the Belasco Theatre; the play tells the story of the brothers Clive and David Rodingham, who inherit the family fortune upon the death of their father. They meet business man Charles and his wife Julie, a would-be thriller writer. Charles is anxious to work with the brothers on property deals, so encourages David, a writer, to co-author a murder story with Julie, it isn’t long before the two concoct the perfect crime, soon twisted into a reality… Knott was awarded an Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Mystery Play. He had won an earlier Edgar in this same category for Dial M for Murder. Write Me A Murder opened at the Belasco Theater on October 24, 1961, ran for 196 performances.

The Hon. David Rodingham – James Donald The Hon. Clive Rodingham – Denholm Elliott Julie Sturrock – Kim Hunter Dr. Elizabeth Woolley – Ethel Griffies Charles Sturrock – Torin Thatcher Mr. Tibbit – Robert Milli Constable Hackett – Herbert Voland A 60-minute adaptation for Australian television aired in 1965 as part of ABC's Wednesday Theatre, it was directed by Henri Safran. Murder mysteries were a popular subject matter on Australian television at the time. Rhod Walker as Clive Rodingham Alan Edwards as David Rodingham John Gray as Charles Sturrock Judith Fisher as Julie Sturrock Gwen Plumb as Elizabeth Wooley Bob Haddow as Constable Hackett The Bulletin said "Safran tried to force life into the mummified corpse of another of those traditional British murder mysteries, set in a decaying mansion and suffering from mouldy plot."

Dog Mountain

Dog Mountain rises above the north side of the Columbia River Gorge in the U. S. state of Washington. The base of the mountain is in Skamania County along Washington State Route 14, about 9 miles east of Stevenson and 53 miles east of Vancouver. From its base at 150 feet, it climbs steeply to an elevation of 2,948 feet; the mountain is the site of a popular hiking trail that begins on the north side of Route 14 at milepost 53. The 6-mile trail winds through heavy forest to the site of a former fire lookout. After climbing steeply for about the first half mile, the trail splits into two forks that meet again at the summit; the lookout was built in 1931 and reconstructed in 1952 to watch for fires across the river in Oregon's Mount Hood National Forest. Outmoded by surveillance from roads and airplanes, the fire lookout was dismantled in 1967. Attractions include views of the Columbia Gorge, Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens, wildflowers in May. Flowering plants along the trail include chocolate lily, woodland star, fairy slipper, hookspur violet, yellow fawn lily and Columbia kittentails.

Hazards include poison oak, rattlesnakes and steep slopes. The trail's difficulty caused one writer to describe it as "a grueling hike", while another said that Dog Mountain might better be called "Dogged Mountain or Doggone Mountain", recommended good boots for descending its steep pitches. A fatality occurred on the mountain in 2003, when a hiker fell 500 feet; the trail is open year-round to hikers and to dogs on leashes, although in winter the upper portions may be snow covered at times. It cannot be used by people on horses or mountain bikes, it is not suitable for wheelchairs; the permits fees, of 1-2 dollars, are to start the spring of 2018 to hike the trail and parking at the bottom requires a Northwest Forest Pass. The permit fee is waived. Passes are available from a wide variety of vendors in Oregon and Washington

Subdirect product

In mathematics in the areas of abstract algebra known as universal algebra, group theory, ring theory, module theory, a subdirect product is a subalgebra of a direct product that depends on all its factors without however being the whole direct product. The notion was introduced by Birkhoff in 1944 and has proved to be a powerful generalization of the notion of direct product. A subdirect product is a subalgebra A of a direct product ΠiAi such that every induced projection is surjective. A direct representation of an algebra A is a direct product isomorphic to A. An algebra is called subdirectly irreducible if it is not subdirectly representable by "simpler" algebras. Subdirect irreducibles are to subdirect product of algebras as primes are to multiplication of integers. Any distributive lattice L is subdirectly representable as a subalgebra of a direct power of the two-element distributive lattice; this can be viewed as an algebraic formulation of the representability of L as a set of sets closed under the binary operations of union and intersection, via the interpretation of the direct power itself as a power set.

In the finite case such a representation is direct if and only if L is a complemented lattice, i.e. a Boolean algebra. The same holds for any semilattice when "semilattice" is substituted for "distributive lattice" and "subsemilattice" for "sublattice" throughout the preceding example; that is, every semilattice is representable as a subdirect power of the two-element semilattice. The chain of natural numbers together with infinity, as a Heyting algebra, is subdirectly representable as a subalgebra of the direct product of the finite linearly ordered Heyting algebras; the situation with other Heyting algebras is treated in further detail in the article on subdirect irreducibles. The group of integers under addition is subdirectly representable by any family of arbitrarily large finite cyclic groups. In this representation, 0 is the sequence of identity elements of the representing groups, 1 is a sequence of generators chosen from the appropriate group, integer addition and negation are the corresponding group operations in each group applied coordinate-wise.

The representation is faithful because of the size requirement, the projections are onto because every coordinate exhausts its group. Every vector space over a given field is subdirectly representable by the one-dimensional space over that field, with the finite-dimensional spaces being directly representable in this way. Subdirect products are used to represent many small perfect groups in. Semidirect product Goursat's lemma Birkhoff, Garrett, "Subdirect unions in universal algebra", Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, 50: 764–768, doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1944-08235-9, ISSN 0002-9904, MR 0010542 Holt, Derek F..

Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls

"Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls" is the ninth episode of the second season of the American animated television series South Park. The 22nd episode of the series overall, it aired on Comedy Central in the United States on August 19, 1998; the episode was written by series co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with Nancy M. Pimental, directed by Parker. In the episode, the Sundance Film Festival is moved to South Park. Meanwhile, Chef tries his luck to make some money, as many visitors come to the town, by selling his new sweet treats, his chocolate salty balls. Park City, Utah is in the midst of the Sundance Film Festival. Sundance's founder, Robert Redford, has decided that Park City has become too commercialized by the annual migration of the Hollywood jet set, so he decides to move the festival to South Park, Colorado; the Sundance Festival relocates to South Park, deluged by Hollywood tourists. In school, Mr. Garrison gives the students an assignment to see one independent film during the festival and write a report on it.

Chef sets up a sales stand at the festival for his fudge cookie recipes. At night, as Kyle uses the restroom, he hears Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo calling to him from the toilet. Kyle persuades Stan and Kenny to help him find Mr. Hankey, they soon find Mr. Hankey, who tells Kyle that the influx of all the Hollywood tourists, with their health-food diets, has disrupted the ecosystem of the sewer, which has made him deathly ill. Kyle and the others appear before a film's showing, Kyle pleads with the Hollywood visitors to understand that their presence is causing the death of his friend Mr. Hankey. However, they all think Kyle is trying to pitch a script, they offer film deals. One agent approaches Cartman to buy the rights to Kyle's story. A film is produced overnight, starring a monkey as Mr. Hankey; the South Park locals are beginning to tire of the festival, seeing that it is causing the town to become overrun with commercialism and Hollywood kitsch. However, Redford plans to sue the whole.

By this time, Cartman realizes he's been cheated out by the agent and only receives three dollars from the two million dollars the Mr. Hankey movie made and Stan promptly calls Cartman a sell-out. Kyle tries to show Mr. Hankey to the crowd. Chef feeds Mr. Hankey one of his Chocolate Salty Balls. Stan, Chef, Mr. Hankey approach Redford as he is on a podium to announce the return of the film festival the next year. After he ignores their pleas to relocate the festival, Mr. Hankey makes a passionate speech about film festivals - instead of catering to the glamor of Hollywood, they should focus more on giving new-coming filmmakers a chance and enjoy the films. Infuriated, Redford throws Mr. Hankey against a wall, he causes the sewers to erupt over South Park, causing Redford and Phyllis' car to fill with feces, drowning them, all the tourists flee the town. With the town saved, the boys reflect on Mr. Hankey's message and admit that while a few independent films are great, "most of them suck ass."

As for Cartman, he feels that being a sell-out was positive for him because he wouldn't hang out with "poor-ass losers" like his friends and leaves with the money he earned selling shirts. A soundtrack album, titled Chef Aid: The South Park Album, was released in 1998, during the broadcast run of the second season, it comprises songs featured in and related to the series, including "Chocolate Salty Balls", performed by Isaac Hayes as Chef, from this episode. Cartman refers to independent films as being about "gay cowboys eating pudding"; this episode aired seven years before the independent film Brokeback Mountain was released in 2005, but one year after the publication of the short story of the same name by Annie Proulx in 1997. In an interview with the Associated Press in October 2005, series co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone responded to questions about the prophetic statement by Cartman. Parker quipped, "...if there’s pudding eating in there, we’re going to sue", Stone claimed, "No, but Cartman is.

We went to Sundance a lot in the mid-to-late ’90s, you could just tell it was going toward gay cowboydom." All 18 episodes of the second season, including "Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls", were released on a DVD box set on June 3, 2003. "Chef's Salty Chocolate Balls" Full Episode at South Park Studios "Chef's Salty Chocolate Balls" Episode Guide at South Park Studios "Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls" on IMDb "Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls" at