Selfkant is a municipality in the Heinsberg district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is the most westerly municipality in Germany since 1919. Selfkant's border with the Netherlands is 27 km long, but the border with the rest of Germany is only 6 km long; the most important domain in Selfkant in the Middle Ages was the castle and village of Millen, the residence of the lords of Millen, which became part of the domain Heinsberg in 1282. In 1499 these were joined by the duke of Jülich and Millen became the seat of an Amtmann; the places Tüddern, Wehr, Süsterseel and Hillensberg belonged to the Amt Born and after 1709 to the Amt Sittard. From 1794 to 1815 Selfkant was part of the French canton Sittard. After the Congress of Vienna it became part of the Prussian Rhine province; the border with the Netherlands, fixed continued to exist until shortly after the Second World War. After the Second World War, on 23 April 1949, the Netherlands annexed Selfkant as part of war reparations, its inhabitants were given a Dutch passport with the special indication "to be treated as a Dutchman".
The Dutch government appointed a country landdrost to head the governing board of the Tüddern'office', as the Selfkant was renamed for administrative purposes. The governing board appointed by the Germans was sent home because it was contrary to the Dutch constitution. However, as a transitional measure for ex-German territories, the German governing board retained an advisory role. At that time much was invested in such things as roads. Parts of the area became Dutchified, the Dutch influence is still present. In the Dutch period, the N274 road was built to provide a direct link between Heerlen. After 1963 the road remained a narrow strip or corridor of Dutch territory with no junctions with German roads, no passport was needed to use it. On 25 February 2002 the road was returned to Germany and in the course of 2004 connections were made with several roads, among others with the B56 between Gangelt and Süsterseel. In March 1957 official negotiations started between the Netherlands and West Germany concerning the return of the area, on 1 August 1963 the area was returned to Germany in exchange for a payment of 280 million deutschmarks.
From the existing'office' of Tüddern the old municipalities of Havert, Hillensberg, Höngen, Millen, Süsterseel, Tüddern and Wehr were formed. Two months on 21 October 1963, the first municipal council elections under German authority were held; the seven municipalities, with the municipality of Saeffelen from the Amt Waldfeucht, were added to the municipality Selfkant on 1 July 1969. With 233 inhabitants per km² Selfkant is considered a rural municipality; because of the favourable price of land the municipality is nowadays much in demand with young families. A lot of Dutch cross the border to build their own houses there. One quarter to one half of the inhabitants are Dutch. At the mayoral election of 2003 a Dutch inhabitant put himself forward as candidate. Many residents are stationed, work, or are family members of employees at the NATO Air Base in Geilenkirchen. Tüddern alone has over 30 American families with the Gem. Selkant having dozens more. Many Canadians at the NATO base live in Selfkant.
English is quite prominent as a third language to Dutch and German in the whole area
In architecture, a hall is a large space enclosed by a roof and walls. In the Iron Age and early Middle Ages in northern Europe, a mead hall was where a lord and his retainers ate and slept. In the Middle Ages, the great hall was the largest room in castles and large houses, where the servants slept; as more complex house plans developed, the hall remained a large room for dancing and large feasts still with servants sleeping there. It was immediately inside the main door. In modern British houses, an entrance hall next to the front door remains an indispensable feature if it is merely a corridor. Today, the hall of a house is the space next to the front door or vestibule leading to the rooms directly and/or indirectly. Where the hall inside the front door of a house is elongated, it may be called a passage, corridor or hallway. In warmer climates the houses of the wealthy were built around a courtyard, but in northern areas manors were built around a great hall; the hall was home to the hearth, was where all the residents of the house would eat and sleep.
One common example of this form is the longhouse. Only messy tasks would be done in separate rooms on the periphery of the hall. Still today the term hall is used to designate a country house such as a hall house, or a Wealden hall house, manor houses. In medieval Europe, the main room of a castle or manor house was the great hall. In a medieval building, the hall was; as heating technology improved and a desire for privacy grew, tasks moved from the hall to other rooms. First the master of the house withdrew to eating areas. Over time servants and children moved to their own areas, while work projects were given their own chambers leaving the hall for special functions. With time, its functions as dormitory, parlour and so on were divided off to separate rooms or, in the case of the kitchen, a separate building; until the early modern era that majority of the population lived in houses with a single room. In the 17th century lower classes began to have a second room, with the main chamber being the hall and the secondary room the parlor.
The hall and parlor house was found in England and was a fundamental, historical floor plan in parts of the United States from 1620 to 1860. In Europe as the wealthy embraced multiple rooms the common form was the enfilade, with rooms directly connecting to each other. In 1597 John Thorpe is the first recorded architect to replace multiple connected rooms with a rooms along a corridor each accessed by a separate door. Many buildings at colleges and universities are formally titled "_______ Hall" being named after the person who endowed it, for example, King's Hall, Cambridge. Others, such as Lady Margaret Hall, commemorate respected people. Between these in age, Nassau Hall at Princeton University began as the single building of the college. In medieval origin, these were the halls in which the members of the university lived together during term time. In many cases, some aspect of this community remains. At colleges in the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, Hall is the dining hall for students, with High Table at one end for fellows.
At "Formal Hall", gowns are worn for dinner during the evening, whereas for "informal Hall" they are not. The medieval collegiate dining hall, with a dais for the high table at the upper end and a screen passage at the lower end, is a modified or assimilated form of the Great hall. A hall is a building consisting of a principal room, rented out for meetings and social affairs, it may be or government-owned, such as a function hall owned by one company used for weddings and cotillions or a community hall available for rent to anyone, such as a British village hall. In religious architecture, as in Islamic architecture, the prayer hall is a large room dedicated to the practice of the worship.. A hall church is a church with nave and side aisles of equal height. Many churches have an associated church hall used for other events. Following a line of similar development, in office buildings and larger buildings, the entrance hall is known as the foyer; the atrium, a name sometimes used in public buildings for the entrance hall, was the central courtyard of a Roman house.
In architecture, the term "double-loaded" describes corridors. Conversely, a single-loaded corridor only has rooms on one side. A blind corridor doesn't lead anywhere. Billiard hall City hall, town hall or village hall Concert hall Concourse Convention center Dance hall Dining hall Firehall Great room or great hall Moot hall Prayer hall, such as the sanctuary of a synagogue Reading room Residence hall Waiting room Hall of fame The dictionary definition of hall at Wiktionary Media related to Halls at Wikimedia Commons
Québec City–Windsor Corridor (Via Rail)
The Corridor is a Via Rail passenger train service area in the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario. Corridor is used by Via to refer to all Via inter-city passenger trains which start and end within the geographic region known as the Quebec City–Windsor Corridor. Other inter-city trains from outside the Corridor may have their terminus at stations in the Corridor, such as the Canadian and the Ocean, but are marketed by their respective train names and are not considered to be Corridor services; the Corridor service area has the heaviest passenger train frequency in Canada, with 36 Via trains traversing the route daily. About 67% of Via's revenue comes from Corridor routes. Via runs a mix of express trains in the Corridor. Most of the trackage is owned by CN, although Via owns three former freight lines, one from Smiths Falls, Ontario to Coteau-du-Lac, Quebec via Ottawa. Prior to Via's formation in 1978, CN Rail operated its passenger trains, branded Rapido, on the same tracks and CP Rail offered limited service.
All trains are identified by number. During the 1970s and early 1980s, CN and Via Rail operated the Turbo Train on existing freight rail trackage; this equipment was replaced by the Bombardier LRC train sets. Beginning in the 1980s and through the 1990s, Via Rail and the provincial and federal governments studied the feasibility of establishing a dedicated high-speed passenger rail network linking Quebec City–Montreal–Ottawa–Toronto–Windsor similar to the French TGV as a means of reducing domestic air and highway travel between these destinations. After a hiatus of ten years, a feasibility study on launching a high-speed rail service in the Corridor will be updated at the joint cost of the federal government and Quebec. On November 14, 2011, the three governments released the final report of a high-speed rail study for this corridor. In 2009–2010, Via used C$300 million of government stimulus money to upgrade segments of the Corridor. Notable track improvements planned were an additional 70 km of third main track in four segments, a short segment of fourth main track, as well as additional yard tracks at three locations.
Improvements were made to several stations along the line, with new station buildings being constructed at Belleville and Cobourg, additional platforms for existing stations at Brockville and Oshawa. The improvements were planned to reduce delays along the route and to allow for a reduction in travel time of up to 30 minutes from end to end, they were intended to allow Via to introduce two new round-trip trains from Toronto to both Montreal and Ottawa without requiring the acquisition of new equipment. The Maple Leaf, a through service from Toronto to New York City, operated jointly with Amtrak, is crewed by Via as trains 97 and 98 on VIA schedules, between Toronto and Niagara Falls, can be considered part of Corridor services as well, it is the only scheduled rail service from the Corridor line at Burlington to Niagara Falls. Two commuter rail agencies, provincially funded and independent of Via, share tracks with Via's Corridor trains; the GO Transit Kitchener line shares tracks with Via trains for its entire route from Toronto Union Station to Kitchener Station.
The GO Transit Lakeshore West line shares tracks with Via trains from Toronto Union Station to Bayview junction, just west of Aldershot Station. The Lakeshore West line Niagara Branch shares tracks with Via trains for its entire route from Toronto Union Station to Niagara Falls; the GO Transit Lakeshore East line shares tracks with Via trains from Toronto Union Station to Durham Junction, just west of Pickering Station. Between Pickering and Oshawa, GO trains use a separate parallel line north of the CN/Via tracks; the RTM Mont-Saint-Hilaire line shares tracks with Via trains for its entire route from Montreal Central Station to Mont-Saint-Hilaire. The RTM Vaudreuil-Hudson line operates in the same corridor as Via trains from Dorion to Lachine, but does not share tracks with Via trains. RTM trains operate on CP tracks. High-speed rail in Canada Maple Leaf Northeast Corridor Quebec City–Windsor Corridor
Corridor is a 2013 horror short film written, directed by Saumin Mehta and produced by Rohit Gupta and Saumin Mehta. The film was acquired for digital distribution by Pocket Films and subsequently released on YouTube in December of the same year. On October 23, 2014 NDTV Prime - India's prime national television channel broadcast the film nationwide. Corridor is a short film about a young man, who on the way to his apartment one night, starts hearing uncanny sounds. Convinced that he is being followed, he starts to run in panic through those endless empty corridors, till he has nowhere to hide and waits for the mystery to unfold. Dhwanit Mehta Meghana Shah Anaya Shah Nominee for the "Best South Asian Short Film" at the World Music & Independent Film Festival in Washington, D. C. USA Official Selection at the Mumbai Shotz in India. Official Selection at Directors Circle Festival of Shorts in PA, USA. NDTV Prime broadcast the film nationwide in India. Official Website Corridor at the Internet Movie Database Watch now on YouTube
Corridor is the eighteenth studio album by Japanese pop singer Miki Imai, released on November 25, 2009. It is her first studio album in 3 years, it debuted at #61 on the weekly Oricon albums chart with 2,926 units sold. Official website
Corridor (short story collection)
Corridor is a 1999 collection of short stories by Alfian Sa'at, all set in present-day Singapore. It received a Singapore Literature Prize Commendation Award for 1998, it was first published by SNP Editions in 1999, republished by Ethos Books in 2015. "Project" "Video" "Orphans" "Pillow" "Corridor" "Duel" "Winners" "Cubicle" "Umbrella" "Bugis" "Birthday" "Disco" 1998 Singapore Literature Prize Commendation Award 1999, Raffles, ISBN 981-4032-40-9, paperback 2015, Ethos Books, 978-981-07-7993-1, paperback
A corridor coach is a type of railway passenger coach divided into compartments and having a corridor down one side of the coach to allow free movement along the train and between compartments. These were first introduced, in Britain at least, around the start of the 20th century, because the advent of dining cars made it advantageous to enable passengers to move down the length of a train; this was achieved by linking the corridors of adjacent coaches using a "corridor connector". The corridor coach was known on the European continent as the American system or American coach in the early 1900s. British Rail coach designations Corridor