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Elbe–Lübeck Canal

The Elbe–Lübeck Canal is an artificial waterway in eastern Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It connects the rivers Elbe and Trave, creating an inland water route across the drainage divide from the North Sea to the Baltic Sea; the canal includes seven locks and runs for a length of 64 kilometres between the cities of Lübeck in the north and Lauenburg in the south by way of the Mölln lakes. The modern canal was built in the 1890s to replace the Stecknitz Canal, a medieval watercourse linking the same two rivers; the older Stecknitz Canal had first connected Lauenburg and Lübeck on the Old Salt Route by linking the tiny rivers Stecknitz and Delvenau. Built between 1391 and 1398, the Stecknitz Canal was the first European summit-level canal and one of the earliest artificial waterways in Europe. After German unification in the late nineteenth century, there was a burst of canal-building within the new German Empire; the Stecknitz Canal had been in service for centuries, but newer vessels demanded deeper and wider canals, modern engineering offered the possibility of rebuilding and enlarging the venerable waterway.

In 1893 the German government closed the Stecknitz Canal to barge traffic, in 1895 construction began on a widened and straightened waterway which includes some of the old canal's watercourse. The new Elbe–Lübeck Canal was inaugurated by German Emperor Wilhelm II and opened to shipping traffic in 1900. Today it continues to carry substantial freight traffic, as well as offering a scenic route for pleasure craft; the canal passes through two locks ascending from the Elbe to the canal's highest point and five locks descending from the high point to the Trave. Each lock was built with an interior width of 12 metres. Media related to Elbe-Lübeck Canal at Wikimedia Commons

Carey mask

A Carey mask is a focusing aid for astronomical telescopes. The mask is in the form of a thin card or sheet, placed over the front aperture of the telescope. There are four series of slits in the mask. In this example the two sets of slits on the left are angled at 12 degrees to each other; those on the right are angled at 10 degrees to each other. Different telescope and imaging combinations may require different angles; the diffraction pattern caused by the left hand slits will be in the form of an'X'. The right hand slits will form an'X' shape, but the lines forming the'X' will cross at a narrower angle; when perfect focus is achieved the two'X's will be superimposed and be symmetrical. Any slight error in focus will cause the'X's to be offset, this is noticeable to the naked eye. In the example images below, focus error is obvious in the first two images; the third image is close to perfect focus as shown by the equal spacing between the elongated spikes on the left and the right. A negative image can sometimes show the diffraction spikes more clearly.

The enlarged view below shows the left hand spikes to be further apart than those on the right. This is an indication that the focus knob needs to be rotated anti-clockwise. If the right hand spikes were further apart, a clockwise rotation would be needed; the mask should always be placed over the aperture with the same orientation. If the mask was rotated 180 degrees the focus knob directions would be reversed; the operator soon becomes familiar with the rotation directions needed for a given setup. This indication of the direction of focus change needed removes much of the trial and error that can be encountered when attempting astrophotography. Bahtinov mask Hartmann mask Carey mask website

333 Bush Street

333 Bush Street is a 43-floor, 151 m mixed-use skyscraper located on Bush Street in the Financial District of San Francisco, California. The building was completed in 1986 and was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and contains commercial offices as well as seven stories of individually owned residential condominiums. In 2009, the tower's owners and Sterling American Property, forfeited ownership to their lenders after the primary tenant, multinational law firm Heller Ehrman filed for bankruptcy and defaulted on rent payments leaving property 65 percent vacant. In 2013, the building was purchased by a joint venture of Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board and DivcoWest Properties for US$275 million. In 2015, the property was acquired by Tishman Speyer for US$380 million. State Compensation Insurance Fund National Park Service Pacific West Regional Office Duetto Littler Mendelson Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith Andersen Tax LLC San Francisco's tallest buildings

Varghese Payyappilly Palakkappilly

Payyappilly Varghese Kathanar was a Syro-Malabar priest from the Indian state of Kerala and the founder of the congregation of Sisters of the Destitute. He was declared Venerable by Pope Francis on 14 April 2018. Kathanar was born as Kunjuvaru on 8 August 1876 to Payyappilly Lonan and Kunjumariam in the Palakkappilly branch of Payyappilly Nasrani family at Perumanoor, Thevara. Payyappilly is an ancient Saint Thomas Christian family in India, baptized by Thomas the Apostle in the first century; the word Payyappilly, translated as "beautiful building" or "beautiful house", is derived from the Syriac ܦܐܝܐ Payya "beautiful, radiant" and the Malayalam word പിള്ളി Pilly, a variant of പള്ളി Pally, "church, building". Mary Celine Payyappilly is another Servant of God from the Payyappilly family. Varghese Kathanar was educated in the parish school at Perumanoor and at St. Albert's School, Ernakulam, he received his religious training from the Mangalapuzha Seminary at Puthenpally and the Papal Seminary at Kandy, Sri Lanka.

He was ordained a priest on 21 December 1907 and was known as Payyappilly Palakkappilly Varghese Kathanar. He learned the Syriac language under the guidance of Aloysius Pazheparambil. Varghese Kathanar served as parish priest in Kadamakkudy and Arakuzha. During his tenure in Marth Mariam Syro-Malabar Catholic Forane Church, Arakuzha he began the St. Mary's Higher Secondary School there, his efforts helped to solve many long-lasting family problems. He made some land purchases for the church, he purchased 12 acres of land in M. C. Road for constructing St. Joseph's Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Meenkunnam, he was manager of St. Mary's High School, Travancore, between 1913–1920 and 1922–1929. According to Joseph Parecattil, a pupil at the time, the school was a seedbed of priestly vocations during Varghese Kathanar's tenure. Varghese Kathanar served as a member of the Diocesan Council, as Director of Apostolic Union as well as Priests' Provident Fund, he was a good mediator and people approached him seeking solutions to their problems.

He was held in great honour by the church authorities and by the officials in the education department and government officers. His concern and care for the poor and the suffering were noted in the way he helped the victims of a flood in 1924, he transformed his parish into a center for the homeless and turned St. Mary's High School into a shelter for the suffering people and brought food for them in a hired boat. On 19 March 1927, Varghese Kathanar founded the Sisters of the Destitute in Chunangamvely; this organisation was intended to continue what he saw as Christ’s redemptive mission among the poor. He brought them to the shelter of the Home for the Aged and nursed them; the S. D. was named Little Sisters of the Poor but in 1933 the name was changed to Sisters of the Destitute in order not to be confused with another congregation having the same title. Varghese Kathanar fell ill in September 1929 and was hospitalised, he died of typhoid on 5 October 1929 and was buried in St. John Nepumsian Syrian Catholic Church, Konthuruthy.

The Cause of the Beatification of Varghese Kathanar was initiated on 25 August 2009. He was declared as Servant of God by Varkey Vithayathil, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church on 6 September 2009. In February 2011, his remains were exhumed and transferred to a new tomb; the Miracle Tribunal, established to study the miraculous healing of Sr. Mercina through Varghese Kathanar's intercession was closed in May 2012 and the Archdiocesan Tribunal was closed in November 2012, his case was submitted to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, on 14 April 2018 Pope Francis declared him "Venerable"

Workers Beer Company

The Workers Beer Company is a trading arm of the Battersea and Wandsworth Trade Union Council and is a British-Irish business that provides mass catering to bars at music festivals in the UK and Ireland. The WBC was set up by and is owned by the BWTUC. WBC bars are staffed by volunteers and the money they earn is paid directly to the Labour Movement Organisations that send them along and vouch for and take responsibility for their honesty and reliability; the most notable festivals that WBC have worked at include Glastonbury Festival and Leeds Festivals, Latitude Festival, Tolpuddle Festival, Festival Internacional de Benicàssim and Womad, as well as smaller concerts and meetings. In 2013 WBC expanded its business into Ireland working for MCD and Festival Republic at Slane, Phoenix Park, in recent times provided Information Stewards at Oxegen as well as cup recycling; the company runs a permanent public house, the Bread and Roses, in Clapham, London. WBC and the trade union GMB set up an ethical clothing company called Ethical Threads that provides promotional T-shirts and sweatshirts, now a sponsor of the football club Reading Town F.

C. In June 2018, Festival Republic organised three day events at Finsbury Park with bars managed by the Workers Beer Company; however they faced a massive twitter backlash after fans complained about having to queue for up to two hours to get a drink in soaring temperatures. Queues plagued most of the event leading some fans to leave the early; the Company issued an apology blaming an "unprecedented failure of up to 40% of staff to turn up". Workers Beer Company Workers Beer Company Scotland Workers Beer Company Germany Bread and Roses pub

Edmond Guiraud

Edmond Guiraud was a 20th-century French playwright and actor from the Cévennes region in southern France. Edmond Guiraud lived many years in Roquedur in the Gard department, he had a playwright career before World War I. He became a film actor after World War II and played in two films by Jean Gehret, shot in the Cévennes, his widow Jeannine Guiraud, donated the musée Cévenol in le Vigan the archives of her husband in order to create an "Edmond Guiraud fund". Edmond Guiraud is buried at the cimetière protestant de Nîmes. 1912–1914: Marie Victoire, four-act opera by Ottorino Respighi 1904: L'Ouvrier de la dernière heure 1907: Anna Karénine: 1907: Zizi 1908: Le Poussin 1910: Le Cœur d'Angélique 1911: Moïse 1911: Marie-Victoire 1914: La Sauvageonne, Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens, 27 May 1922: Vautrin, 1923: Le Bonheur du jour 1925: Une femme, four-act comedy, 14 March, Théâtre Fémina 1930: Une femme de mon pays 1932: Nos 20 ansin collaboration with Félix Galipaux1905: La Mémoire des datesin collaboration with Léon Hennique1929: Whisky Actor1948: Tabusse by Jean Gehret 1948: Le Crime des justes by Jean Gehret 1951: Oriental Port by Jacques Daroy 1927: Le Bonheur du jour by Gaston Ravel 1935: Zizi by Charles-Félix Tavano - short film - Edmond Guiraud on IMDb 11 shows by Edmond Guiraud on Les archives du