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Christoffelturm

The Christoffelturm was a tower built between the years 1344 and 1346. It was located in the old part of the Swiss city of Bern, in the upper section of Spitalgasse, near Holy Spirit Church. After a political decision on December 15, 1864, the Christoffelturm was removed by Gottlieb Ott, a Swiss building contractor. Ott began the destruction of the tower in spring of the following year; the decision to remove the tower, which had become a landmark of sorts, was not met without opposition, the motion of removal succeeded only by a 415 to 411 vote. During an extended period of time, other statues existed near or on the site where the tower used to stand; these included a statue of King David, both as a boy holding a slingshot, as a man. The tower featured a statue of Saint Christopher. An early 20th century plan to erect a figure of the Bernese knight Rudolf von Erlach was never realised. Bern's other medieval guard towers are the Käfigturm; these towers still stand today. In the Zytglogge, a figure of the Greek god Kronos or Chronos strikes the bell atop the tower each hour.

The tower was of wood, when it was built sometime between 1218 and 1220. It survived until sometime in the early 15th century, when it was burned down in the fire that struck the city in 1405. However, it was rebuilt with a new stone design, has stood since, it was. The clock too, soon broke, was left unserviced and broken for 122 years before 1530, when Caspar Brunner installed a new well-functioning mechanism; the Käfigturm, built 1256, ceased to be a prison in 1897. Information on Christoffelturm Information on Christoffelturm Information on Zytglogge Information on Käfigturm

Jamie Davies

Jamie Davies is a British racing driver. Davies began his career competing in karting, winning the South West Championship in 1988, the British Junior Championship in 1989 and the British Junior Open Championship in 1990, he started his circuit racing career driving in the Formula Vauxhall Junior Championship in 1992, winning numerous races before moving up to the Formula Vauxhall Lotus Championship for the 1993 and 1994 seasons. Finishing runner-up in 1994 with five wins, he won the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award in that year, which earnt him a prize test with the McLaren Formula One team. He raced in the British Formula Three Championship in 1995 and 1996, winning two races and leading the championship before a different engine supplier was used by TWR halting his Championship campaign, he moved to the International Formula 3000 Championship in 1997, in which he raced for three seasons. After leading the championship with four podiums including one win during his rookie season, Davies ended the 97 Championship in fourth position.

The following two seasons contained flashes of speed including podiums at Oschersleben and Monaco but never quite the repeat success of his rookie year. 1998 saw Davies return to the McLaren Formula One team for more testing duties. Davies guest appeared in the 2000 International Formula 3000 Championship at Monaco where he qualified in fourth position and finished the race second overall. Davies raced for Panoz at the Daytona 24 Hours, Sebring 12 Hours and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1998 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2001. For 2002 he moved to the British GT Championship. In 2003 he competed in the FIA GT Championship and won his class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the wheel of a Prodrive 550 GTS Ferrari. In 2004 he finished third overall at the Sebring 12 Hours and won the Le Mans Endurance Series overall sharing an Audi R8 with Johnny Herbert, he finished runner-up overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans having set the fastest race lap and starting the race from Pole Position. In 2005 he raced as a Pirelli works driver guesting in the FIA GT Championship, driving at Spa and Bahrain in a Maserati MC12 GT1, setting the fastest lap in Spa and finishing runner-up overall in Bahrain, again setting the fastest race lap.

In 2006, again as a Pirelli driver, he raced for Vitaphone Racing in the FIA GT Championship, driving a Maserati MC12 GT1 with several overall victories and podium finishes. In 2007, continuing with Pirelli, he raced in the series for Aston Martin Racing BMS Scuderia Italia. In 2008 he raced in the GT2 category of the series with Pirelli again. Career statistics at Driver Database Official website

Bicutan railway station

Bicutan station is a station on the South Main Line of the Philippine National Railways. Like all PNR stations, this station is at grade; the station is located on General Santos Avenue in Parañaque, near the border with Taguig and beside the ramp for northbound vehicles entering the South Luzon Expressway. The station is the fourteenth station southbound from Tutuban and is the only PNR station in Parañaque; the station is near major landmarks such as the Bicutan Public Market, the headquarters of the Department of Science and Technology, offices of the Philippine National Construction Corporation and SM City Bicutan. Further away from the station are the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Taguig City University, Camp Bagong Diwa and the Upper Bicutan National High School. Bicutan station is accessible by jeepneys plying the Lower Bicutan and East Service Road routes, as well as buses plying the South Luzon Expressway route which stop in Bicutan. A bus stop is located just outside the station.

SM City Bicutan is accessible by a pedestrian bridge overpassing the South Luzon Expressway. Nearby, the main tricycle terminal of Brgy. Don Bosco is located leading to major routes in Better Living Subdivision plus the whole barangay such as the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians