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George School station

George School station is a defunct railroad station at George School, a private Quaker boarding and day high school in Middletown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The original station was built by the Philadelphia and New York Railroad in 1893 and burned in 1905, it was replaced with a station, moved from Huntingdon Valley, further down the Newtown Branch. That station was demolished in 1971. A cinder ` platform' was used as a flagstop by both SEPTA Regional Rail. SEPTA closed several others in 1983 when train service was suspended. George School Station was a stop on the Reading Railroad's Newtown Line; the Philadelphia and New York Railroad built the station as an inducement for the George School founders to choose this site the Worth Farm, over 3 others in final consideration. The PN&NY offered to haul all the building materials for the Main building, shown in the background of the photo below, at their cost, as an additional incentive. There was a passing siding and a coal trestle at the site.

The stone piers for the trestle still remain, although the tracks and steel supports were removed during the 1960s. The PN&NY was absorbed into the Reading Railroad system, it became a part of SEPTA's Fox Chase Rapid Transit Line. The station, all of those north of Fox Chase, was closed on January 14, 1983, due to failing diesel train equipment. In addition, a labor dispute began within the SEPTA organization when the transit operator inherited 1,700 displaced employees from Conrail. SEPTA insisted on utilizing transit operators from the Broad Street Subway to operate Fox Chase-Newtown diesel trains, while Conrail requested that railroad engineers continue to run the service; when a federal court ruled that SEPTA had to use Conrail employees in order to offer job assurance, SEPTA cancelled Fox Chase-Newtown trains. Service in the diesel-only territory north of Fox Chase was "temporarily suspended" at that time, George School station still appears in publicly posted tariffs. Although rail service was replaced with a Fox Chase-Newtown shuttle bus, patronage remained light, the Fox Chase-Newtown shuttle bus service ended in 1999.

Newtown Line.pa-tec.org – PA-TEC study on resuming SEPTA commuter service between Fox Chase and Newtown George School website

Kessenich

Kessenich is a village in the Belgian province Limburg. It is a section of the municipality of Kinrooi, lying in the eastern end of the municipality. Kessenich is the end of the Grensmaas, the part of the Meuse who forms a natural border with the Dutch province Limburg; this river separates Kessenich from Stevensweert. In the north lie the Dutch villages of Thorn and Neeritter. In the south lies Maaseik; the region of Kessenich is dissected by several rivers: the Abeek, the Itterbeek and Witbeek on their way to the Meuse. East of Kessenich is an area with the Maasplassen, they were created by large-scale exploitation of gravel from 1949. The gravel layer with a thickness of up to 10 m, was deposited by the Meuse, which moved to the east. In May 2008 ended the gravel mining and began the partial attenuation of the lakes. Now, some Maasplassen are equipped for nature, its name is derived from the Gallo-Roman Cassiniacum. Kessenich is named as Kesnic, Casselin or Cassenic and Cessenic. It's identified on maps as Kessingen and Kesnick.

In Limburgish it's still called'Kesing'. Kessenich is the oldest of the five villages of Kinrooi, it was founded as a Celtic settlement close to the Meuse. That has been shifted to the left north of the village a bogged arm behind; this marsh, the Vijverbroek, made in the Middle age as redoubt. According to a legend had between Kessenich and Thorn drowned the village Vijvere. Now it is a unique area overgrown with alder and other plant species. Remains of a prehistoric settlement have been found on southern of the village. Other prehistoric finds have been made on western of the village. There were found Roman catacombs and a Roman road; this Roman road connected Maastricht and Nijmegen and had here a width of 12 m. After the destruction of the Western Roman Empire there has been formed a shire, extending Kessnich, Thorn and some other villages. Ansfried of Utrecht might have been the last count of this area, because in that period the shire fall apart; the area was divided into three parts. Thorn and Aldeneik became important abbeys, Kessenich was lying between both.

So there was a major influence of those abbeys. Kessenich became an imperial free city, since the 14th century united with the county Bronshorn; the county of Kessenich was governed out of a Motte-and-bailey, built as protection against the pillaging Vikings, who Maastricht and Aachen have reached via the Meuse, the many floods of the Meuse. From the tower on the 10 meters high artificial hill are ruins remaining; the new castle has been built by the family Van Waes. The hamlet where the castle is, lies nearby Neeritter. In the 18th century was Kessenich like whole Limburg the battlefield of the various wars; when the Dutch-British troops withdrew from the region under the leadership of the Duke of Malborough during the Spanish Succession War, Kessenich was plundered in 1714, besieged the castle and the countess captured. In the whole region is still the annually tradition to burn a straw doll, which the Duke of Marlborough should propose. In 1795, the French annexed Kessenich and divided it into the department Meuse-Inférieure.

The estates of the counts Van Waes were sold by the Frenchmen to the family Michiels. One of their descendants was Willem Michiels of Kessenich, mayor of Maastricht from 1937 till 1967. After Napoleon's defeat with the Battle of Waterloo, all countries of the Benelux were united into the United Kingdom of the Netherlands and the department became the Province of Limburg; the anthem of this province is written in Neeritter. In 1839, the province is divided with de Meuse as limit into a Belgian and a Dutch part

Bhavatharini

Bhavatharani Raja is an Indian Tamil singer and music director. She is the daughter of film composer Ilaiyaraaja and her brothers are the noted film composers Karthik Raja and Yuvan Shankar Raja, she has sung songs under the direction of her father and brothers. She was awarded the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer in 2000 for her rendition of the song "Mayil Pola Ponnu Onnu" from the film Bharathi, composed by her father Ilaiyaraaja. Bhavatharini Raja made her debut as a singer for Raasaiya, her song was a major hit. From onward, she has sung in albums composed by her father and brothers, she has lent her voice in songs composed by Deva and Sirpy. In 2001, she won the National Award for the song Mayil Pola Ponnu Onnu in the movie Bharathi, she turned music director for My Friend, directed by Revathi, starring Shobhana. She forayed into the Telugu film industry with Avunaa, she has composed music for Phir Milenge, directed by Revathi, starring Shilpa Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan and Salman Khan.

In June 2012, she was roped in to score the tunes for a village-based project. She is married to an advertising executive, R. Sabariraj, son of S. N. Ramachandran. Ramachandran is a former journalist who started Kannan Advertising. Bhavatharani studied at Rosary Matric School in Chennai. 1984: My Dear Kuttichathan 1995 Raasaiyya 1996 Alexander 1997 Thedinen Vanthathu 1997 Karuvelam Pookkal 1997: Kadhalukku Mariyadhai 1998: Kaliyoonjal 2000: Bharathi 2001: Azhagi 2001: Friends 2005: Oru Naal Oru Kanavu 2005: Ponmudipuzhayorathu 2006: Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu 2006: Thaamirabharani 2007: Naalaiya Pozhuthum Unnodu 2008: Uliyin Osai 2008: Dhanam 2009: Paa 2010: Goa 2011: Mankatha 2012: Gundello Godari 2014: Anegan 2002: Mitr, My Friend 2003: Avunaa 2004: Phir Milenge 2005: Geeya Geeya 2006: Amirtham 2006: Ilakkanam 2012: Vellachi 2012: Porida Pazhagu 2018: Kalvargal 2019: Maayanadhi Bhavatharini on IMDb

David Toguri

David Toguri was an award-winning Japanese-Canadian choreographer and actor, based for most of his career in the UK. He died of cancer; the Baker's Wife. Phoenix Theatre. Directed by Trevor Nunn. Measure for Measure. Directed by Trevor Nunn; the Blue Angel. Directed by Trevor Nunn; the Rocky Horror Show Street Scene. London Coliseum for English National Opera. Pacific Overtures. London Coliseum for English National Opera. Many shows at the National Theatre including The Threepenny Opera and The Beggar's Opera and Guys and Dolls which won the Olivier Award for Best Choreography, he directed and choreographed the show in Australia in 1986 and returned to the National production for its 1996 revival. "Pa Pa Can You Hear Me Sing". A musical in Cantonese, directed by Ho Yi for Spotlight Productions, for the Urban Council, Hong Kong Blitz!. Playhouse Theatre for the National Youth Theatre. Maggie May. Royalty Theatre for the National Youth Theatre. Peter's Friends Memphis Belle Mack the Knife aka The Threepenny Opera Who Framed Roger Rabbit The Little Match Girl Absolute Beginners Give My Regards to Broad Street Jazzin' for Blue Jean Blue Money The Rocky Horror Picture Show Eskimo Nell aka The Ballad of Eskimo Nell The Wednesday Play No Trams to Lime Street TV Episode The Devil Rides Out aka The Devil's Bride Rock Follies Flower Drum Song Movie... dancer Flower Drum Song Broadway cast Dancer Flower Drum Song....

Dancer Chaganog Edinburgh Festival and subsequently at the Vaudeville Theatre Charlie Girl.... Adelphi Theatre Three Hats for Lisa.... Dancer aka One Day in London Koroshi.... Commander Yamada aka Danger Man: Koroshi You Only Live Twice (1967, aka Ian Fleming's You Only Live Twice.... Assassin in Bedroom Shinda Shima.... Commander Yamada Danger Man aka Secret Agent aka Danger Man.... Commander Yamada There's a Nasty Word.... Ibuki The Troubleshooters (1969, 1 episode, - aka Mogul.... Ibuki Welcome to the Club.... Hideki Ikada Rentadick.... Japanese Soft Beds, Hard Battles.... A. D. C. to Prince Kyoto Eskimo Nell.... Kung Fu Artist The Pounds Sterling.... Alan Nagouchi Rock Follies.... Alan Nagouchi Dead Man's Kit.... Chinese laundry man Armchair Thriller.... Chinese laundry man Alicja.... Duchess David Toguri on IMDbThe Independent Obituary https://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/obituary-david-toguri-1287171.html

(148975) 2001 XA255

2001 XA255, provisional designation 2001 XA255, is a dark minor planet in the outer Solar System, classified as centaur 20 kilometers in diameter. The object is trapped in a 1:1 mean-motion resonance with Neptune following a path of the horseshoe type. 2001 XA255 was discovered on December 9, 2001 by David C. Jewitt, Scott S. Sheppard, Jan Kleyna observing from the Mauna Kea Observatory. 2001 XA255 follows a eccentric orbit with perihelion just inside the orbit of Saturn, aphelion in the trans-Neptunian belt and a semi-major axis of 28.9 AU. The orbital inclination of this object is moderate at 12.6º. The object has an estimated diameter of 12.5 km and it was classified as an inactive centaur by David C. Jewitt. Observations by the NEOWISE mission gave a larger diameter of 37.7 kilometers and an albedo of 0.041. It has an absolute magnitude is 11.1. 2001 XA255 was identified as trapped in a 1:1 mean-motion resonance with Neptune and 1:2 with Uranus by T. Gallardo in 2006; the object is dynamically unstable and it entered the region of the giant planets recently 50,000 years ago, from the scattered disk.

It follows a short-lived horseshoe orbit around Neptune. 2001 XA255, Jewitt, D. C. Sheppard, S. S. Kleyna, J. & Marsden, B. G. 2002, Minor Planet Electronic Circular, 2002-A85. The Active Centaurs, Jewitt, D. C. 2009, Astronomical Journal, Volume 137, Number 5, pp. 4296–4312. 2001 XA255 data at MPC Atlas of the mean motion resonances in the Solar System Gallardo, T. 2006, Volume 184, Issue 1, pp. 29–38. Four temporary Neptune co-orbitals: 2001 XA255, 2010 KR59, 2010 EN65, 2012 GX17 de la Fuente Marcos, C. & de la Fuente Marcos, R. 2012, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 547, id. L2, 7 pp. IAU list of centaurs and scattered-disk objects IAU list of trans-neptunian objects Another list of TNOs 2001 XA255 at the JPL Small-Body Database Close approach · Discovery · Ephemeris · Orbit diagram · Orbital elements · Physical parameters