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British Waterways

British Waterways shortened to BW, was a statutory corporation wholly owned by the government of the United Kingdom. It served as the navigation authority for the majority of canals and a number of rivers and docks in England and Wales. On 2 July 2012 all of British Waterways' assets and responsibilities in England and Wales were transferred to the newly founded charity the Canal & River Trust. In Scotland, British Waterways continues to operate as a standalone public corporation under the trading name Scottish Canals; the British Waterways Board was established as a result of the Transport Act 1962 and took control of the inland waterways assets of the British Transport Commission in 1963. British Waterways was sponsored by the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs in England and Wales, by the Scottish Government in Scotland. British Waterways managed and maintained 2,200 miles of canals and docks within the United Kingdom including the buildings and landscapes alongside these waterways.

Half of the United Kingdom population lives within five miles of a canal or river once managed by British Waterways. In addition to the watercourses, British Waterways cared for and owned 2,555 listed structures including seventy scheduled ancient monuments. A further 800 areas have special designation and a further hundred are Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Through its charitable arm The Waterways Trust, British Waterways maintained a museum of its history at the National Waterways Museum's three sites at Gloucester Docks, Stoke Bruerne and Ellesmere Port. Since the transfer of the assets and responsibilities of British Waterways to the Canal & River Trust the Waterways Trust in England and Wales has merged with the Canal & River Trust, it continues, however, as an independent charity in Scotland. During the early 20th century, the canal network was in decline following a declining usage and increasing competition from the railways and road transport. Freight and other cargo was still carried on the canals, by now owned by the railway companies, until the 1950s.

When the railways were nationalised in 1948, the canals they owned transferred into a new British Transport Commission. The new commission focused on encouraging commercial traffic to the waterways, but with the construction and opening of motorways in 1959 and legislation such as the Clean Air Act 1956 affecting the coal carriers using the waterways, this stance could not be sustained; the last regular long distance narrow boat carrying contract, to a jam factory near London, ended in October 1970, although lime juice continued to be carried by narrow boat from Brentford to Boxmoor until 1981, aggregate from Thurmaston to Syston from 1976 until 1988. Under the Transport Act 1962, the British Transport Commission was split into several new organisations including the British Railways Board and the London Transport Board with the inland waterways of Britain becoming part of the new British Waterways Board. In the same year a remarkably harsh winter saw many boats frozen into their moorings, unable to move for weeks at a time.

This was one of the reasons given for the decision by BWB to formally cease most of its commercial narrow boat carrying on the canals. By this time the canal network had shrunk to just 2,000 miles, half the size it was at its peak in the early 19th century. However, the basic network was still intact with many of the closures affecting duplicate routes or branches; the Transport Act 1968 classified the nationalised waterways into three distinct categories as specified by BWB: Commercial - Waterways that could still support commercial traffic. British Waterways Board was required under the Act to keep Commercial and Cruising Waterways fit for their respective traffic and use. However, these obligations were subject to the caveat of being by the most economical means and BWB had no requirement to maintain Remainder waterways or keep them in a navigable condition; as a result, many remainder waterways could face abandonment or transference to the local authority who would contribute to the waterway's upkeep as part of the act.

Additionally, many of these remainder waterways were crossed by new roads and motorways without provision for boat navigation. As the century progressed leisure boating on the canals began to expand, with numbers reaching 20,000 by the early 1980s. Additionally, the work of voluntary restoration groups succeeded in restoring some waterways to their former condition. However, despite this steady progress throughout the 1970s and 1980s, organisations such as English Heritage criticised the newly named British Waterways for failing to provide "adequate training or access to professional advice on the conservation of historic structures". However, by the late 1990s the canal network and British Waterways were flourishing. By the early 2000s, boating numbers had overtaken the previous industrial revolution high and the canal network was classed as'safe' following the completion of all outstanding safety works. By 2009, British Waterways was looking for a means of gaining a larger and more secure supply of funding in order to plug a £30m shortfall in its budget, while utilisi

Celtic FC America

Celtic FC America is an American soccer club based in Houston, Texas. Known as Houston Hurricanes FC, the club was established in December 1992 when owner Brendan Keyes announced he was moving his Galveston Pirate SC franchise to Houston. In 2019 Keyes decided to go back to his roots and use his academy team name Celtic FC America for his first team; the Celts' regular kit colors are green and white horizontally striped shirts with white shorts and socks which derive from the iconic Celtic F. C. uniform. CFCA play home games at Clear Springs Stadium in Texas. On December 24, 2012, the National Premier Soccer League announced that Galveston Pirate SC team owner Brendan Keyes would relocate and re-brand his franchise for the 2013 NPSL season; the Pirates, who won the South Central Conference crown as an expansion team in 2012 will continue to play in local leagues and tournaments in Texas, while the first team Houston Hurricanes will take the place of the Galveston team in TPSL. In the 1990s Keyes played for the Houston Hurricanes.

The move received the blessing of NPSL Chairman Andy Zorovich and former Hurricane owner Joey Serralta. On the same day of the announcement of their relocation, the club revealed their first player signing, 19-year-old Mercer University player Justin Ross; the Celts held tryouts in order to fill the rest of their roster before their TPSL debut in May 2013. The Hurricanes finished the 2013 NPSL season in last place in the South Central Conference. On November 11, 2013 owner Brendan Keyes announced that the club would not be participating in the NPSL the following season, instead focusing on growing the new TPSL. In September 2013 the Hurricanes joined five other Texas-based clubs forming the new Texas Premier Soccer League. On May 19, 2018 the Hurricanes FC captured their first Texas Cup defeating Twin Cities FC by a score of 3-2. On January 26, 2019 Hurricanes FC rebranded as Celtic FC America. Https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/bayarea/sports/article/Soccer-Celtic-FC-America-looks-to-find-permanent-14083160.php https://www.tpsl.us/celtic.html Paul Byrne Gary Doherty Evan Evimar Mariano Colville Richards Pratik Shinde https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/bayarea/sports/article/Soccer-Celtic-FC-America-looks-to-find-permanent-14083160.php Celtic FC America website Official Twitter

San Francisco, Surigao del Norte

San Francisco the Municipality of San Francisco, is a 5th class municipality in the province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 14,552 people. There has been many stories concerning the origin of the town but the most common is about the two lovers and Aon. Anao was a handsome, strong hunter who fell in love with Aon, the most beautiful woman and daughter of a powerful datu, who ruled the town, a barangay. Anao and Aon vowed to be true to their love, despite the datu’s objection; the datu wanted to break their love, however, he failed since the lovers were found dead near the riverbank in cold embrace. Thus, the name Anao-aon in memory of the two lovers. Anao-aon became a pueblo after the abolition of the encomienda system in the early part of the Spanish regime with Lorenzo Tremedal, a bonafide resident of Surigao, as the Kapitan del Pueblo. During the Spanish–American War, the town was reduced to ashes hence, it was reverted into a barrio until the earlier part of 1957.

Through the undying efforts of Martillano Diaz, father of Ex-Board Member Macario M. Diaz, Anao-aon was emancipated and regained its status as a municipality by virtue of Executive Order No. 249 on May 24, 1957 during the time of President Carlos P. Garcia. Macario M, Diaz was given the title of Father of the Municipality of Anao-aon. On August 15, 1957 the municipality was inaugurated. During the time of Mayor Francisco Delani, through House Bill No. 1768, approved May 20, 1971 by the House of the Senate, its unique and indigenous name Anao-aon was changed into San Francisco in honor of the Patron Saint, Saint Francis Xavier only to find out that it is creating a big confusion about its name because there are lots of municipalities in the Philippines named after San Francisco, but it's too late for its politician authors and supporters to make the move to revert into its original name of Anao-aon. Municipal officials 2016-2019: Mayor: Vice Mayor: Councilors: Jelly P. Pol Edgar N. Plaza Henry C.

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White, White Dove

"White, White Dove" is a song by the British rock band Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, released in 1976 as the second and final single from their fourth studio album Timeless Flight. It was produced by Harley. After the success of their 1975 album The Best Years of Our Lives, which included the UK number-one single "Make Me Smile", Cockney Rebel soon returned to the studio to record their next album Timeless Flight. Preceding the album, the single "Black or White" was released in November 1975, however it failed to reach the UK Top 50. With the release of the album in February 1976, EMI Records opted to release "White, White Dove" as the album's second single that same month. Although Timeless Flight was a UK Top 20 success, "White, White Dove", like its predecessor failed to make an appearance in the UK Top 50; this was despite the song receiving sufficient airplay. However, "White, White Dove" did reach No. 6 on the BMRB's UK Breakers Chart on 13 March 1976. The song was recorded at London. Like the entire Timeless Flight album, it was cut at Abbey Road Studios, London.

The song featured the younger brother of drummer Stuart Elliott, on congas. "White, White Dove" was released by EMI Records on 7" vinyl in the UK, Belgium and Australia. A UK promotional demo/DJ copy was issued. For the Australian version of the single, released on 22 March 1976, an exclusive edited version of "White, White Dove" was featured as the A-Side; the single's B-Side, "Throw Your Soul Down Here", was produced by Harley. It was exclusive to the single and remained so until it was included as a bonus track on the 1991 EMI CD release of Timeless Flight; the song was recorded after the Timeless Flight sessions at London. It featured Herbie Flowers on double bass, B. A. Robertson on piano. One of Harley's more popular B-Sides, it has since been performed live; the UK and Australian releases had no artwork and were issued in a generic company sleeve, while all other releases featured colour picture sleeves. The German release had a similar sleeve to that of Timeless Flight; the Belgian release featuring a photograph of Harley on stage, while the Portuguese release featured a photograph of the original Cockney Rebel group, who had parted from Harley in 1974 and therefore did not play on "White, White Dove" or Timeless Flight.

Following its original release, "White, White Dove" has appeared on various Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel compilations, including 1996's Premium Gold Collection, The Best Of Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, The Cream of Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel and 2008's The Best of Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel. Upon release, the song was performed live on the UK ITV music programme Supersonic, this performance has since surfaced on YouTube. Upon release, UK magazine Street Life reviewed Timeless Flight and described the song as "funk-bubbling". Stewart Parker, for his "High Pop" column in The Irish Times felt the song was "aimless and tuneless". In the American newspaper The Miami News, a review of the album spoke of the song in contrast to the album's theme. Music critic author John Marlowe commented: "...what it is, though, is a fine record that shows Harley obsessed with cabaret and color this time out as evidence the title - "Red is a Mean, Mean Color", "White White Dove", "Black or White"." In the "Sounds of the Times" section of The Evening Times, Graham Scott said of the song: "Harley can always be relied upon to come up with something original, he's done it again with "White White Dove."

I understand. What it's all about I'm not sure, but the music's good". In a 2003 review of Timeless Flight, Martin Aston of Q felt the song's "borderline-poppy chorus is scuppered by skittish, borderline-jazz rock flourishes". Dave Thompson of AllMusic spoke of the song in a review of the 2008 compilation The Best of Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, he wrote: "The real meat, lies among the excerpted album cuts. "White White Dove," "Roll the Dice," and the like all deserve a fresh hearing." 7" Single"White, White Dove" - 5:37 "Throw Your Soul Down Here" - 4:047" Single"White, White Dove" - 4:15 "Throw Your Soul Down Here" - 4:04 White, White DoveSteve Harley - vocals, producer Jim Cregan - guitar, backing vocals Duncan Mackay - keyboards George Ford - bass, backing vocals Stuart Elliott - drums Lindsay Elliott - congas Peter Kelsey - engineer Tony Clark - engineer, remix engineer Chris Blair - masteringThrow Your Soul Down HereSteve Harley - vocals, acoustic guitar, producer Herbie Flowers - double bass B. A. Robertson - piano Stuart Elliott - drums Yvonne Keeley - backing vocals Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

No Quarter Records

No Quarter Records is an American independent record label in Philadelphia, founded in 2001 by Mike Quinn. Earth, Seattle Headdress Laddio Bolocko Electric Turn to Me Circle Pharaoh Overlord The Psychic Paramount Coptic Light Endless Boogie Doug Paisley Cian Nuggent Family Band Houndstooth Nathan Salsburg Jennifer Castle Joan Shelley List of record labels Official site No Quarter Records label spotlight

Elliott House (Indian Hill, Ohio)

The Elliott House is a historic residence in the city of Indian Hill in northeastern Hamilton County, United States. Constructed in 1802, this farmhouse once served as the hub of an industrial operation, since that time it has been named a historic site. Natives of Ireland and Mary Elliott left Londonderry for the United States in 1784 and soon settled along the Little Miami River in present-day northeastern Hamilton County, Nearly twenty years they built the core of the present structure as a farmhouse. Soon after the original portion was completed, the Elliotts added a wing to the southwestern corner of the original house. Modifications included enclosure of the rear porch, replacement of the tiny original front porch with a far larger structure, construction of a hallway to serve the rear addition. Having completed his house, Elliott proceeded to construct an industrial complex on his property. Following the placement of a dam on the Little Miami, he established a gristmill, a distillery, a carding mill for wool, a sawmill on the property.

Using these facilities, Elliott began to engage in business at great distances. In 1898, the property was bought by a family named Sterrett, who occupied it for more than twenty years. In 1967, the village of Indian Hill purchased the land, it qualified for inclusion on the Register because of its place in local history, for it is one of the oldest houses in the Miami Purchase, because of its well-preserved historic architecture. Soon afterward, a widescale restoration effort took place: all recent additions were removed, the original elements were restored, the surrounding property was archaeologically investigated. Finances proved insufficient for more extensive renovations, but the house was in a condition sufficient for occupation, Indian Hill sold it to private owners in 1985; the Elliott House is one of five sites in Indian Hill, listed on the National Register, along with the Jefferson Schoolhouse, the Gordon E. Pape House, the Methodist church, the Washington Heights School