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Christopher Newport University

Christopher Newport University is a public liberal arts university in Newport News, Virginia. CNU is the youngest comprehensive university in the commonwealth of Virginia; the institution is named after Christopher Newport, a buccaneer and captain of Susan Constant, the largest of three ships which carried settlers for the Virginia Company in 1607, on their way to found Jamestown in the Virginia Colony, which became the first permanent English settlement in North America. In 1960 the city of Newport News joined together with the Commonwealth of Virginia to create Christopher Newport College, which opened its doors in 1961 and at the time was located in the old John W. Daniel School building; the college was founded as an extension of the College of William & Mary and offered extension courses, available in the area for some time. In 1964 the college was relocated to its current location, a 75-acre tract of land purchased and donated by the city. In this same year, the college's first permanent building was dedicated as Christopher Newport Hall.

In 1971, CNC became a four-year college. In 1992, the college became a university under the leadership of President Anthony R. Santoro, who oversaw the building of the first residence hall. In 1996, CNU made plans to become more competitive; those plans included the expansion of university property, several new buildings and residence halls, as well as overhauling academic programs and the admission process. H. Wescott Cunningham 1961–1970 Dr. James C. Windsor 1970–1979 Dr. John E. Anderson 1979–1987 Dr. Anthony Santoro 1987–1996 Paul S. Trible 1996–present Christopher Newport University offers a variety of four-year bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degrees. Graduate programs in applied physics and computer science, environmental science and teaching are available in five-year bachelor's to master's, as well as traditional formats. Academic programs are offered through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, the College of Social Sciences, including the Joseph W. Luter III School of Business.

The School of Business is accredited by the AACSB. CNU's College of Arts and Humanities includes the Departments of English, Fine Art and Art History, History and Classical Languages and Literatures, Music and Religion, Theater and Dance; the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps has maintained a strong presence at CNU for several years, offering classroom and field based training. The program is a component of the College of William and Mary's ROTC program, known as the Revolutionary Guard Battalion, it commissions several new US Army second lieutenants each year. The Fine Art Department, located in the back of the Ferguson Center, offers a degree in fine arts with concentrations in art history and studio art; the Theatre & Dance Department offers a Bachelor of Music degree. 44% male, 56% female Students from every region in Virginia and 32 other states as well as several foreign countries Average high school GPA of 3.8 for the 2017–2018 academic year Average SAT 1192 Average Math and Reading Student demographics 7% African American, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% Hispanic American 24% of the entering 2017–2018 freshman class are minority students 0.12% representing 30 other countries CNU participates in the Capital Athletic Conference, having moved from the USA South Athletic Conference in July 2013.

The football team remains a USA South associate member. CNU fields a wide variety of college level teams on the Division III level; the Freeman Center houses the basketball and indoor track teams, while the lacrosse, baseball and field hockey teams play at a complex called "Captain's Field." The football and outdoor track teams compete at Pomoco Stadium, named for a local car dealership chain. Ratcliffe Hall was expanded in 2012 and now includes various athletic offices as well as the varsity gym. A sailing center is located close to the campus along the James River. CNU sports club programs include ice hockey, dressage, fishing, martial arts, rock climbing, scuba diving, silver storm dance, swimming, table tennis, ultimate frisbee and volleyball. Residence halls on campus are segregated into the class of student living in them. In the recent years, new policies have been enacted that require all freshman and sophomore students to live in an on campus housing facility, unless they live in the commuting zone.

Starting with the class of 2014, all students must live on campus during the junior year in addition to their freshman and sophomore years. Freshman housingThe oldest housing facility on campus is Santoro Hall. Opened in 1992, the hall was named in honor of President Anthony Santoro and his wife, Carol; this building is directly adjacent to one of the campus dining the Hiden-Hussey Commons. Santoro Hall, along with the newer York River Hall, is used for freshman housing. York River Hall opened in 2002; this complex, consisting of two buildings, houses over 500 students and is the largest residence hall on campus. Both Santoro and York River Halls are suite-style living residence halls. In each building, pairs of neighboring housing units share a common private restroom. Freshman live in portions of Potomac River Hall. Upperclassmen housing Sophomore housing consists of James River Hall, opened in 2000, half of Potomac River Hall, opened in 2004, as well as Warwick River Hall, opened in 2012. James River Hall boasts a variety of floor pla

Coronach/Scobey Border Station Airport

Coronach/Scobey Border Station Airport is located 8 nautical miles southeast of Coronach, Canada and 13 mi north of Scobey, United States. In the United States, the airport is known by the names Scobey Border Station Airport and East Poplar International Airport, it is owned by the U. S. and Canadian governments. The runway lies along the Canada–US border and is adjacent to the Scobey–Coronach Border Crossing between the two aforementioned towns. Customs may be cleared on either side of the border, but customs officials require two hours' advance notice prior to landing, landings are allowed only during the border crossing's normal hours of operation; the airport is classified as an airport of entry by NAV CANADA and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency. CBSA officers at this airport can handle general aviation aircraft only, with no more than fifteen passengers; the airport has one runway with a 3,330 by 75 ft turf surface. Canadian records list it as Runway 08/26 while U. S. records refer to it as Runway 7/25.

For the 12-month period ending September 9, 2008, the airport had 10 general aviation aircraft operations. Page about this airport on COPA's Places to Fly airport directory Airport information for 8U3 at AirNav "International Airport Straddles Border." Popular Mechanics, June 1956, p. 133, bottom of page

Old military roads of Scotland

A network of military roads, sometimes called General Wade's Military Roads, was constructed in the Scottish Highlands during the middle part of the 18th century as part of an attempt by the British Government to bring order to a part of the country which had risen up in the Jacobite rebellion of 1715. The roads were constructed to link the Central Lowlands with a series of fortified barracks located strategically across the Highlands, their purpose much like the network of roads constructed by the Romans more than 1,500 years earlier was to suppress and exert control over the local population. The engineered roads of the Roman period did not extend into the Highlands, where these roads were constructed; the first four of these roads were constructed in the 1720s and 1730s under the direction of General George Wade and are referred to as General Wade’s Military Roads or as Wade’s Roads. The network was subsequently expanded under the direction of Major William Caulfeild though his name is now forgotten and each of the roads that he had put in place are referred to, on Ordnance Survey mapping for example as "Old Military Road".

A further road was constructed by Caulfeild in southwest Scotland in the 1760s. General Wade was sent to Scotland in July 1724, he reported back in December that "more than half of the 22,000 men capable of bearing arms in the Highlands and Islands were ready to create new troubles and rise in arms to favour the Pretender". In his report Wade pointed out that government troops would benefit from improved roads and river crossings to put down the rebels. George I appointed Wade as North Britain; the first of four roads whose building Wade would oversee, was under construction by the following year. Their standard width was 16 feet but shrinking to 10 feet as required. Construction took place between April/May and October of each year, the winter months being too harsh for such labours. Work in the summer could be arduous too with uncertain weather and the presence of the ubiquitous midge; the construction parties consisted of one hundred men overseen by two corporals, two sergeants, two subalterns and a captain.

They were also accompanied by a drummer. Wade engaged craftsmen with skills in masonry, for example, to ensure that major structures such as bridges were built to a standard. Encampments were established at ten-mile intervals and the inns which developed became known as Kingshouses; some of these continue to serve travellers today. The well-known Kingshouse on Rannoch Moor sits beside the route made by Wade's successor William Caulfeild. Three forts were constructed by the British government along the length of the Great Glen in the early 18th century. At its southwestern end was Fort William at the head of Loch Linnhe where the town of that name now stands. A second fort had been constructed in 1715 at the southern end of Loch Ness at Kilcumein, it was named Fort Augustus after Duke of Cumberland. At its northeastern end, the original Fort George was constructed in Inverness - it was not until the destruction of that fort in the rebellion of 1746 that a replacement was constructed at Ardersier Point on the Moray Firth.

A route stretching the width of the Highlands from sea to sea was built by Wade during 1726 and 1727 to link the three forts. Before the completion of the northern section, as a temporary measure, a galley operated on Loch Ness, it was withdrawn once the road was in place though it was used in association with the construction of the Caledonian Canal. The southern section takes a route eastwards from Fort Augustus along a line followed by the modern B862 road, crossing the Allt Doe, passing by Loch Tarff, entering Stratherrick and passing along the western shore of Loch Mhòr; the alignment of Wade's route to the northeast of Loch Duntelchaig is followed by minor roads today. A new alignment of its northern section was constructed closer to the shores of Loch Ness in 1732; this route is followed by the modern B852 road between Inverness and Foyers and joins the earlier line near Whitebridge. Built between 1728 and 1730 by Wade. A report from Wade in July 1728 refers to some 300 men working on the route of which 15 miles had by been completed.

The route, followed by a minor road, ran west out of Dunkeld to the King's Pass and turned north up the eastern side of Strathtay. It continued north through Ballinluig to Pitlochry before squeezing through the Pass of Killiecrankie into Glen Garry, it crossed the River Tilt at the Old Bridge of Tilt to the north of Blair Atholl. Parts of the route are still intact: past Dalnacardoch to the Pass of Drumochter and Dalwhinnie. From Glen Truim the route ran to the east of the modern road via Glen Fernisdale, Phones and a crossing of the Milton Burn at Drochaid Tigh na Mile en route to the barracks at Ruthven near Kingussie. After crossing the River Spey the road ran along the western side of Strathspey via Kincraig and Aviemore to Kinveachy. Here it set out northwestwards, away from the modern roads, to cross the River Dulnain by means of the high stone arch of Sluggan Bridge - a crossing now used by the National Cycle Network. Wade took the road through the pass at The Slochd just as the modern road does, c

Galerie Perrotin

Galerie Perrotin is a contemporary art gallery founded by Emmanuel Perrotin in 1990. In France, the gallery occupies two floors in Paris' Marais district, with an adjoining exhibition space across the road. In May 2012, the gallery opened a space in Hong Kong at 50 Connaught Road Central designed by architect Andre Fu. Galerie Perrotin began representing two of its most well-known artists, Maurizio Cattelan and Takashi Murakami early on in their careers. In 1993, Perrotin brought the works of Maurizio Cattelan - still unknown at that time - to the Yokohoma contemporary art fair, NiCAF. In 1994, Perrotin showed Takashi Murakami's work at the Gramercy International Art Fair in New York City, becoming the first person to exhibit Murakami's work outside Japan, it would be a decade before both artists achieved commercial success. Today, Perrotin continues to work with new, young artists like KAWS and JR. Perrotin represented many French artists like Sophie Calle, Lionel Estève, Tatiana Trouve, Xavier Veilhan, Jean-Michel Othoniel and Bernard Frize.

In addition, the gallery was one of the first to tap into the Asian markets, now counts Aya Takano, Mr. and Bharti Kher among its artists. At the same time, the Gallery collaborated with musicians such as Feist, Massive Attack, N. E. R. D. Pharrell Williams, many others

Iain Stirling

Iain Andrew Stirling is a Scottish comedian and television presenter. Having started stand-up whilst in his final year of Law at the University of Edinburgh, a year which saw him make the final of both the Paramount Funniest Student and Chortle Student Comedian Of The Year competitions, he is now a regular on the UK comedy circuit. Having been dubbed one of Scotland's'Hottest Newcomers' by The Scotsman after his performance in front of 750 people at the Glasgow Fruitmarket, he now gigs all over the UK including The Stand, The Comedy Store, Off The Kerb and various smaller clubs. Stirling appeared in a singing contest in 2002, he attended Liberton High School in the South East of Edinburgh and his agent wrote most of that bit. In August 2009, Stirling performed in the final of the Chortle Student Comedian Of The Year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, finishing runner-up to winner Joe Lycett. In 2012, he made an appearance on Russell Howard's Good News Extra. From October 2012, he toured with Russell Kane as a warm up act for Kane's Posturing Delivery.

After being spotted at a gig, Stirling has since presented the CBBC Channel along with his canine sidekick Hacker T. Dog from the CBBC TV show Scoop, other sidekicks including Dodge the Dog,'The Toad of Wisdom', and'Pig With'Tasche', he has worked as a writer on a number of projects for the likes of CBBC and BBC Scotland. He appeared in Scoop as the postboy in the first four episodes of the new series. Stirling presents CBBC's show, Help! My Supply Teacher's Magic – the show puts magicians in schools and tricks children into thinking they are teachers. Stirling presented 12 Again, a show in which celebrities talk about what they were like when they were twelve. Stirling co-presented All Over the Place from 2011-2015, in 2017. On 1 February 2013, Stirling left the CBBC office but returned in September 2015 for CBBC's 30th anniversary. In early October 2013, Stirling began recording for a new series for CBBC, The Dog Ate My Homework, commissioned as the CBBC answer to Mock the Week; the show features a child as team leader.

Stirling hosts the show of'off-the-wall questions, nonsensical studio games, slapstick challenges'. He was nominated for a BAFTA in 2014 for best children's presenter for his hosting of the programme for two series. In 2015, he returned to CBBC to celebrate thirty years since the programme's inception in Hacker's Birthday Bash. In June 2015, he became the narrator of ITV2 reality series Love Island, which entered its sixth series in 2020. In 2016, Stirling starred in the Comedy Central series Drunk History, he appears as a TV & film reporter on ITV's weekend morning show Weekend. He presented CelebAbility, a six-part entertainment series for ITV2. On 18 November 2017, Stirling appeared on The Jonathan Ross Show. On 22 December 2017, Stirling sat in for Chris Stark on the Scott Mills Show on BBC Radio 1. Stirling hosted Scotland's Big Night Out on 31 December 2017, as part of BBC Scotland's Hogmanay 2017. In May 2018, Stirling was the voice over for the BAFTA TV awards. In November 2018 Stirling would host the Young Scot Awards for the first time which would take place in Glasgow at the SEC Armadillo.

In February 2019, it was announced that Stirling would be a contestant on the eighth series of Taskmaster. He was the host of the first programme on the BBC Scotland channel, A Night at the Theatre In April-May 2019, over six episodes, Stirling featured as one of the six comedians on the tv show Comedy Bus, in which each comedian took the others back to their home towns, Stirling took the group back to his native Edinburgh. Official website

Crucible of Terror

Crucible of Terror is a 1971 independent colour British horror film produced by Tom Parkinson and directed by Ted Hooker for Glendale Film Productions Ltd. It stars Mary Maude and James Bolam, its plot centres on a reclusive artist in Cornwall. Besides painting young women, he has encased the living body of one in plaster and poured into it, through an eyehole, molten bronze, which killed her, made a cast of her body and turned it into a beautiful sculpture. After the bronze sells at a good price, he finds a'suitable' second woman and attempts to do the same, but before he can, he meets a grisly demise at the hands of the first woman, a member of a'weird sect', whose spirit has possessed the body of the second woman, Struggling art dealer John Davies is putting on an exhibit of works by the reclusive artist Victor Clare, whose art hasn't been shown since World War II. Unusually, the artworks have been stolen by an alcoholic in need of money. Joanna and George Brent come to the show and George is enamoured of a bronze of a reclining nude woman.

Although it has been sold, George demands that John sell it to him instead. After they leave, John tells Michael that Michael's share of the proceeds will come to £500, which pleases Michael, but John says that his share will go towards the loan from Joanna that financed the show. John and Michael decide to approach Victor about selling more of his artwork, they and their wives - Millie and Jane - travel to Cornwall, where Victor's house and studio sit atop an abandoned tin mine. The husbands and wives drive separately as Michael have quarrelled. George breaks into the closed gallery. While caressing the bronze nude, someone sneaks up behind him and smothers him with a sheet of clear plastic. John and Michael arrive first in Cornwall, they meet Marcia, Victor's usual model, Dorothy, Victor's wife. Dorothy acts like a child. While out walking, Michael tells John that a'weird sect', led by a woman who vanished, used to be based there; when Millie and Jane arrive, they all meet Bill Cartwright, Victor's only friend for the past 30 years.

Victor begins to pressure Millie to pose for him, but he frightens her. Victor tells Millie that he offers her a bronze bowl as a gift. Millie throws it to the floor in fear; that night, Millie awakens screaming from a nightmare of a woman in a scary Asian mask. The woman holds a sword, the bowl Victor offered and wears a kimono identical to the one Millie owns. Michael and Jane argue again. Jane angrily says that she instead poses for Victor; when she refuses Victor's advances he stomps out of the studio in a rage. As Jane dresses, someone stabs her to death, throws her body out a window, stuffs her remains into her car and drives off. John looks over Victor's artwork and offers him £2000. Victor accepts but demands'hard cash'; when John says that it's Sunday and the banks are closed - a dodge because he doesn't have £2000 - Victor gives him a deadline of that night to make good. John leaves for London to try to raise the money. Marcia and Millie go to the beach; when Marcia notices Michael ogling them, she pelts him with stones.

As he retreats into the sea, he falls over, but before he can get up, someone bludgeons him with a large rock and his body floats away. Bill shows Millie his collection of Asian swords and shields; the sword is the one Millie saw in her nightmare. Meanwhile, in London, John can't raise the cash. Joanna refuses him another loan. Millie spots Victor nearby, she flees into the mine. Victor follows, she unexpectedly bumps into Dorothy, who leads her from the mine and directly into the house via a passageway before Victor can find her. Millie goes to Victor's forge. Bill has fired it up, she returns to her room. She finds Dorothy there. Dorothy has a present for Millie - the mask worn by the woman in Millie's nightmare. Victor asks Bill if Millie reminds him of'our Japanese friend'. Bill wonders aloud what happened to the woman but Victor only says that she was'a little bitch' who'actually thought she was immortal'. Victor gives Bill an old painting of Dorothy. Accepting it, Bill asks. Victor coldly says that he needs her money, cruelly adding that Dorothy never wanted Bill,'not not now'.

John phones Millie. But John's car has broken down and she has to wait while Bill fetches him. Dorothy asks Bill if he had wanted to marry her; when he says that they'll discuss it Dorothy picks up a straight razor and heads for her private'cave' in the mine. Victor convinces Millie to pose, hypnotising her in the flickering light of the burning forge. Back at the studio, he abruptly sacks Marcia, she obliquely tries to warn Millie about Victor goes to her room. Someone knocks and when Marcia opens the door, the person throws acid in her face and killing her. Victor makes a clumsy pass at Millie in his studio, she runs to the passageway with Victor in pursuit. In the mine, she finds Michael's body floating in water and Dorothy dead, her wrists slashed with the straight razor. John and Bill return and, not finding Millie or Victor in the house, head for the forge. There, Victor is preparing to pour molten bronze onto Millie to create the sculpture. A disfigured woman rises from the table u