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City Point, Virginia

City Point was a town in Prince George County, Virginia, annexed by the independent city of Hopewell in 1923. It served as headquarters of the Union Army during the Siege of Petersburg during the American Civil War. City Point owed its existence to its site overlooking the Appomattox Rivers. City Point was established in 1613 by Sir Thomas Dale, it was first known as Bermuda Cittie, but soon was renamed "Charles City" and was located in Charles City Shire when it was formed in 1634. Charles City Shire soon became known as Charles City County in 1637. City Point was included in the portion subdivided in 1703 to form Prince George County. In 1619 Samuel Sharpe and Samuel Jordan from City Point were burgesses at the first meeting of the House of Burgesses. During the American Civil War, City Point was the headquarters of General Ulysses S. Grant during the Siege of Petersburg in 1864 and 1865. To serve the Union army, two huge military installations were built—a supply depot and the Depot Field Hospital.

During that siege, City Point was one of the busiest ports in the world. On March 27 or 28, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln met at City Point with Generals Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman along with Admiral David Porter aboard the River Queen, as depicted by G. P. A Healy's 1868 painting The Peacemakers; the City Point Railroad, built in 1838 between City Point and Petersburg, became part of the South Side Railroad in 1854, played an important role in the Civil War. It became the oldest portion of the Norfolk and Western Railway, itself now a part of Norfolk Southern. Grant's Headquarters at Appomattox Manor form part of the National Park Service's Petersburg National Battlefield Park; the adjacent City Point Historical District is a registered National Historical Landmark. See main article Hopewell, Virginia for more information. On August 9, 1864, a tremendous explosion shook the city. General Grant reported, "Every part of the yard used as my headquarters is filled with splinters and fragments of shell," and a staff officer wrote, "Such a rain of shot, bullets, pieces of wood, iron bars and bolts and missiles of every kind was never before witnessed."

Examination of the wreckage revealed that a barge loaded with ammunition had exploded, detonating 30,000 artillery shells and 75,000 rounds of small arms ammunition. 43 people were killed and 126 were wounded. As an illustration, Mrs. Elmira Spencer, New York State Agent attached to the 147th NY Reg, was out conducting her rounds on horseback when she was hit by the shrapnel and wounded her causing temporary paralysis in her legs and permanent sciatic nerve damage. Unknown numbers of contraband men who were not working at the time but near the dock were never accounted for and the Post Office and Adams Express Office were blown to bits leaving mail scattered in with the debris. <ref>. The wharf was entirely destroyed and the damage was put at $2 million. After the war it was discovered. Confederate Secret Service agent John Maxwell had smuggled a bomb aboard the ammunition barge. Maxwell used a clockwork mechanism to ignite 12 pounds of gunpowder packed into a box marked "candles." He called it his "horological torpedo."

Here is a portion of Maxwell's report, taken from the Official Records. Sir: I have the honor to report that in obedience to your order, with the means and equipment furnished me by you, I left this city on the 26th of July last, for the line of the James River, to operate with the Horological Torpedo against the enemy’s vessels navigating that river. I had with me Mr. R. K. Dillard, well acquainted with the localities, whose service I engaged for the expedition. On arriving in Isle of Wright County, on the 2nd of August, we learned of immense supplies of stores being landed at City Point, for the purpose, by stratagem, of introducing our machine upon the vessels there discharging stores, started for that point. We reached there before daybreak on the 9th of August last, with a small amount of provisions, having traveled by night and crawled upon our knees to pass the East picket line. Requesting my companion to remain behind about half a mile, I approached cautiously the wharf with my machine and powder covered by a small box.

Finding the captain had come ashore from a barge at the wharf, I seized the occasion to hurry forward with my box. Being halted by one of the wharf sentinels, I succeeded in passing him by representing that captain had ordered me to convey the box on board. Hailing a man from the barge, I gave it in his charge, he carried it aboard. The magazine contained about twelve pounds of powder. Rejoining my companion, we retired to a safe distance to witness the effect of our effort. In about an hour the explosion occurred, its effect was communicated to another barge beyond the one operated upon and to a large wharf building containing their stores, destroyed. The scene was terrific, the effect deafened my companion to an extent from which he has not recovered. My own person was shocked, but I am thankful to Providence that we have both escaped without lasting injury. We obtained and refer you to the enclosed slips from the enemy’s newspapers, which afford their testimony of the terrible effects of this blow.

The enemy estimates the loss of life at 58 killed and 126 wounded, but we have reason to believe it exceeded that. The pecuniary damage we heard estimated at $4,000,000 but, of course, we can give you no account of the extent of it exactly; the explosion didn't much hinder the Union war eff

List of programs broadcast by Tahiti Nui Television

The following is a list of programs broadcast by the French Polynesian channel Tahiti Nui Television. Its slogan is "La télé de chez nous. 50' inside l'actu 50' inside le mag Automoto Ça vous regarde Chine actuelle D&CO E=M6 Enquête exclusive État de santé Grands Reportages Harry Roselmack en immersion Journal de 20 heures de TF1 L'empire des saveurs Le Juste Prix Les Reines du shopping Ma Chine à moi Maison à vendre Noël avec Disney Recherche appartement ou maison Reportages Téléfoot The Voice, la plus belle voix Tous ensemble Vendredi, tout est permis avec Arthur Zone interdite 24 heures chrono Ahitea Blue Bloods Bones Camping Paradis Fairy Tail Graceland Hunter × Hunter Joséphine, ange gardien La Calle de las novias Le Jour où tout a basculé Le printemps de Xiaoju Le règne de Kangxi Le règne de Yongzheng Les Feux de l'amour Lucifer Naruto: Shippuden Pavitra Rishta Peplum Revenge Rosario Violetta Battleship Les gardiens de la galaxie Le monde de Narnia chapitre III Les Pingouins de Madagascar Les Rois de la glisse Nouveau départ Star Wars Episode VII Les 12 Coups de Midi Absolution - Heritage Capital Magazine Chapi Chapo Ciné Nui Dragon Ball Z The Empire of Flavors Eye for an Eye Faati'a Mai Fenua Foot The Fires of Love The Flash Football Great Return to Life Heiiva i Tahiti Hiro's Horace and Tina How to Get Away with Murder La impostora Islands Festival It Looks At You Kaleidoscope Kids TNTV Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

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Josh Ho-Sang

Joshua Ho-Sang is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward assigned to the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League as a prospect for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League. Ho-Sang, despite clearing waivers and being assigned to the Bridgeport Sound tigers, has refused to report to or play; the Islanders selected him in the first round, 28th overall, in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. The Toronto Sun described him in June 2014 as a "singular hockey player of immense talent, caught on an island of discourse." He said of himself: "I'm more emotional than most people. That poses a problem for the hockey world. A lot of players are trained to hold their emotions.... I love to dangle. I love to play an offensive game. I love to celebrate when I score." Ho-Sang is of Chinese, black Jamaican, Russian-Jewish and Swedish heritage, was born in Toronto, Ontario. His hometown is a Toronto suburbia, he said he has "always celebrated the Jewish holidays like Chanukah and the High Holidays with family and friends," as well as Christmas and Easter.

When he was 17 years old, Toronto Sun writer Steve Simmons predicted that he "might be better than all" the previous Jewish ice hockey players. His father, Wayne, is a black Jamaican professional tennis player from Kingston, whose grandfather is Chinese from Hong Kong, his business analyst mother Ericka is Jewish and was born in Santiago, Chile, to Russian and Swedish parents. His father immigrated to Canada from Jamaica at the age of 10, his mother immigrated to Canada from Chile at the age of 12, his brother Khole is five years his junior. At age 13 in November 2014, Khole was a member of Team Ontario in American football and was slated to play for Canada in the 2015 Snooper Bowl, an international Pop Warner Football competition; as a first degree black belt in taekwondo, he finished second in his category at Nationals in 2014, was named to Team Ontario and the Canadian national team. He was selected by the Windsor Spitfires in the first round during the 2012 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection.

He was rated a top prospect. In his first season with the Spitfires, Ho-Sang recorded 44 points in 63 games, finishing sixth among OHL rookies. In December 2012, he played for Team Ontario at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge. In five games, he had two assists. Ho-Sang skated in the 2014 BMO Top Prospects Game, recording one assist. On April 5, Ho-Sang received a 15-game suspension for the start of the next season for an illegal hit-from-behind to London Knights' defenceman Zach Bell on March 27; the hit resulted in Bell suffering a broken leg. Ho-Sang was selected by the New York Islanders in the first round in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Islanders' general manager Garth Snow indicated he was not worried about Ho-Sang fitting in, saying "He'll fit right in, they shit on me too." Snow stated "We get the players that we feel can help us win. We don’t give a shit what anyone else thinks." In October 2014, the Islanders signed Ho-Sang to a entry-level contract. Ho-Sang was returned to the Spitfires for the 2014–15 season.

On November 14, he was traded to the Niagara IceDogs in exchange for Hayden McCool and second-round picks in 2016, 2018 and 2019. He finished the season with 81 points in 60 games. Ho-Sang was returned to the IceDogs as punishment for being late to the first day of the Islanders' 2015 training camp. In his final season with the IceDogs, Ho-Sang led the team in scoring with 82 points in 66 games, he recorded 26 points in 17 postseason games. Ho-Sang began the 2016–17 season with the Islanders' American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. On February 28, 2017, he was called up by the Islanders on emergency conditions, but was returned to Bridgeport just a few hours later. Ho-Sang was recalled the following day and made his NHL debut with the Islanders on March 2, 2017 against the Dallas Stars. On March 7, in his fourth NHL game, Ho-Sang scored his first NHL goal, a first period power play goal against the Edmonton Oilers. Ho-Sang started the 2017–18 season with the Islanders. On October 25, he was assigned to the Sound Tigers.

He was recalled on an emergency basis on November 11, 2017. The emergency basis was terminated and changed to a regular recall on November 16, 2017, it was short-lived, however, as he was sent back down to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on December 16, 2017, after recording eight points in 15 games. After being named the Sound Tigers' Player of the Week on February 17, Ho-Sang and Michael Dal Colle were recalled to the Islanders on March 5, 2019, he was returned to the Sound Tigers on March 8 after sitting as a healthy scratch for two games. On August 19, 2019, the Islanders re-signed Ho-Sang to a one-year contract extension. However, on September 30 Ho-Sang would be placed on waivers by the Islanders. Ho-Sang cleared waivers on October 1st, 2019 and was assigned to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers to start the 2019-2020 American Hockey League Season. On October 3, 2019, it was reported by Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello that Ho-Sang had requested a trade through his agent. Ho-Sang missed the first 10 weeks of the 2019–20 season, as Lamoriello attempted to meet his trade request.

Unable to facilitate a trade, Ho-Sang returned to the Islanders organization when he was assigned to the Sound Tigers on December 17, 2019. In 16 games with Bridgeport Ho-Sang posted 3 goals an

St Oswald's Church, Askrigg

St Oswald’s Church, Askrigg is a Grade I listed parish church in the Church of England in Askrigg, North Yorkshire. The church dates from the 15th century, but there is some earlier work, it is of stone construction in the Perpendicular style, consisting of 5 bay chancel and nave, south porch and an embattled western tower with pinnacles containing a clock and six bells. By the mid nineteenth century, the foundations of the nave piers had given way, so the church was restored between 1852 and 1854 at a cost of £1,500; the body and north aisle of the church were rebuilt. The roof of the nave which dated from the 15th century was repaired. A western gallery which blocked up the tower was removed, a staircase giving better access to the tower was inserted, it reopened for worship by Charles Longley, Bishop of Ripon, on 31 October 1854. The church is in a joint parish with St Margaret's Church, Hawes St Mary and St John's Church, Hardraw St Matthew's Church, Stalling Busk The bells were recast in 1897 by John Warner & Sons with the tenor weighing 10cwt, 1qtr and 25lb.

Three original bells, said to date from c. 1657 were recast, three new ones were obtained. The bells were rededicated on 11 November 1897 by Bishop of Richmond; the bells were rehung in a new frame by Eayre and Smith in 1992. The church has two manual pipe organ dating from 1869 by Andrews. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register

Zurab Tchiaberashvili

Zurab Tchiaberashvili is a Georgian politician and diplomat. He is a leading figure in the opposition European Georgia, after most serving as a governor of the Kakheti region. Having a background in academia and the nongovernmental sector, Tchiaberashvili joined the ranks of the government after Georgia's 2003 Rose Revolution, serving as the chairman of the Central Election Commission of Georgia from 2003 to 2004 and as the mayor of Tbilisi from 2004 to 2005. Tchiaberashvili was Georgia's permanent representative to the Council of Europe from 2005 to 2010 and ambassador to the Swiss Confederation and Principality of Liechtenstein, Permanent Representative to the United Nations office and other international organizations in Geneva from 2010 to 2012, he served as Georgia's Minister of Health and Social Affairs from March 20, 2012, to October 25, 2012. A Tbilisi native, Zurab Tchiaberashvili studied at the Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology, Tbilisi State University and the Institute of Philosophy, Georgian National Academy of Sciences, obtained Ph.

D. in Philosophy from the Tbilisi State University. As an Open Society Institute's Faculty Development Fellow, he spent two Spring Semesters at the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies, Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science, New School University, New York, USA. In 2009 he graduated from the Executive MBA Joint program with Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany. Zurab Tchiaberashvili's career started as a reporter and a news editor for the Georgian daily Resonance in the 1990s. At that time, he taught at the Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology, Tbilisi State University. In 1997 he began active in civic society, joining the election watchdog International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy of which he became the Executive Director in 2002. Tchiaberashvili was among those observers who denounced the November 2, 2003 Georgian parliamentary election as rigged; the protests that followed the election led to the resignation of the then-President of Georgia Eduard Shevardnadze in what became known as the "Rose Revolution" on November 23, 2003.

After the power change, Tchiaberashvili became the chairman of the Central Election Commission of Georgia, being in charge of conducting the snap presidential and parliamentary elections in 2004. On April 19, 2004, Tchiaberashvili became Mayor of Tbilisi—the capital of Georgia—still an appointive office at that time, after President Mikheil Saakashvili dismissed Mayor Ivane Zodelava, he presided over the creation of a strategic plan to overcome problems with Tbilisi's urban infrastructure, including the water, sewage and public transportation systems. During his tenure, Tchiaberashvili was criticized by his former NGO colleagues for turning back from his original plans to decentralize the Tbilisi government. On September 16, 2005, Tchiaberashvili was approved by the Parliament of Georgia as Georgia's permanent representative to the Council of Europe, a position which made him involved in diplomatic battles following the August 2008 Russian–Georgian war. On December 10, 2010, Tchiaberashvili was approved as ambassador to the Swiss Confederation and Principality of Liechtenstein, Permanent Representative to the United Nations office and other international organizations in Geneva.

In 2011, he was involved in the Swiss-mediated Russian–Georgian negotiations over Russia's ascension to World Trade Organization. On March 15, 2012, he was nominated as Georgia's Minister of Health and Social Affairs, approved by the Parliament of Georgia on March 20, 2012. After the October 2012 parliamentary election, he was succeeded by David Sergeenko. Tchiaberashvili was instead moved by President Saakashvili to the position of governor of the eastern Georgian region of Kakheti. Subsequently, he became a leading opposition politician, with the United National Movement. On May 21, 2013, Zurab Tchiaberashvili and Ivane Merabishvili, Georgia's former Prime Minister and the Secretary General of the United National Movement party, were arrested in connection to investigation into alleged misspending of GEL 5.2 million public funds on their party activists during the 2012 election campaign, leading to accusations of political vendetta leveled by the United National Movement against the Ivanishvili government.

On February 17, 2014 Tchiaberashvili was sentenced a fine of 52,000 lari for being negligent about his duties. The Tchiaberashvili defense team appealed the sentence. Tchiaberashvili is married to Nino Lakvekheliani, with two children: Giorgi and Mariam


Bolzano is the capital city of the province of South Tyrol in northern Italy. With a population of 107,436, Bolzano is by far the largest city in South Tyrol and the third largest in Tyrol; the greater metro area has about 250,000 inhabitants and is one of the urban centers within the Alps. Bolzano is the seat of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, where lectures and seminars are held in English and Italian; the city is home to the Italian Army's Alpini High Command and some of its combat and support units. In the 2014 version of the annual ranking of quality of life in Italian cities, Bolzano was ranked as the best. Along with other Alpine towns in South Tyrol, Bolzano engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention; the Convention aims to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc. Bolzano was awarded Alpine Town of the Year 2009. Bolzano is considered as a bridge between North and South due to the three spoken languages in South Tyrol and the confluence of Italian and German-Austrian culture.

The area of the city of Bolzano is 52.3 km2. The city is located in the basin where the Sarntal and the val Adige with their rivers, Talfer and Etsch Adige, meet. In the Middle Ages, the two main Alpine crossings, the Via Claudia Augusta over Reschenpass and the Brenner route over Brenner Pass, met in Bolzano. Thus, the city was important for the trade; the highest point is 1616 m above sea level and the lowest point is 232 m above sea level. The center is located at an altitude of 262 m above sea level; the nearest big cities are 118 km away. City districts: Centro-Piani-Rencio Don Bosco Europa-Novacella Gries-San Quirino Oltrisarco-Aslago In 1911 Zwölfmalgreien and in 1925 the municipality Gries were incorporated in the city of Bolzano. Neighbouring communities are: Eppan, Laives, Ritten, Jenesien and Vadena. Being located at multiple climate borders, Bolzano features a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and cold winters by Italian standards. According to the Trewartha classification, this climate could not be considered a subtropical climate because fewer than 8 months are at least 10 °C, thus would be considered a semi-continental climate with hot summers.

Some of its suburbs are designated an oceanic climate based on cooler summer temperatures, while mountains in the area may feature a continental climate. The climate of Bolzano is influenced by its low altitude in a valley south of the main alps; this causes sheltered conditions from cool winds during daytime, ensuring much warmer temperatures year-round than in similar valley cities north of the range. According to the 2011 census, 73.80% of the city's inhabitants spoke Italian, 25.52% German and 0.68% Ladin as their first language. Through fascism and the Italianization policy under Benito Mussolini in the inter-war period, the Italian language group became the majority in Bolzano. Prior to the annexation of South Tyrol to Italy when was renamed Alto Adige, a small Italophone community of up to 10% of the population lived in Bolzano; the modern-day Bolzano was in ancient times a marshy region inhabited by the Raetian Isarci people, traditionally believed to be descendants of Etruscan refugees fleeing Italy from the invading Gauls.

The Romans built a settlement after the area had been conquered in 15 BC by General Nero Claudius Drusus. The military settlement, Pons Drusi, was named after this Roman General. During this time the area became part of the region Histria of ancient Italy. In 1948, excavations of the current Cathedral led to the discovery of an ancient Christian basilica from the 4th century. Discovered was a Roman cemetery, including the tomb of "Secundus Regontius" with Latin inscriptions dating to the 3rd century, making him the oldest known inhabitant of Bolzano. During the gradual decline of the Lombard influence in the 7th century, Bavarian immigration took place and the first mention of a Bavarian ruler in Bolzano dates from 679. At that time, the Bavarians named the nearby villages around Bolzano Bauzana. In 769 Tassilo III, Duke of Bavaria issued in Bolzano the foundation charter of the Innichen Abbey. German populations have been present in the region of Tyrol from that period onwards. In 1027 the area of Bolzano and the rest of the diocese was conferred, by the emperor Conrad II from the Salian dynasty, upon the bishops of Trent.

In the late-12th century, the bishop founded a market town, along the Lauben thoroughfare. The town therefore became an important trading post on the Transalpine Augsburg-Venice route over the Brenner Pass, elevation 1,371 metres above sea level, within the Holy Roman Empire. In 1277 Bolzano was conquered by Meinhard II, the Count of Tyrol, leading to a struggle between the Counts of Tyrol and the bishops of Trent. In 1363, the County of Tyrol fell under the influence of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1381, Duke Leopold granted the citizens of Bolzano the privilege of a town council; this eliminated the influence and power held by the bishops of Trent over the next few decades. In 1462, the bishops resigned all their rights of jurisdiction o