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Fort Beversreede

Fort Beversreede was a Dutch-built palisaded factorij located near the confluence of the Schuylkill River and the Delaware River. It was an outpost of the colony of New Netherland, centered on its capital, New Amsterdam, on the North River; the exact location of the fort is uncertain. A 1655 Swedish map shows it on the west bank of the Schuylkill River, on Providence Island, just south of Minquas Creek. Scharf & Westcott put it opposite Minquas Creek. A 1770s map of Philadelphia's naval defenses shows a fort on the island. Directly adjacent to the fort was the terminus of the Great Minquas Path, an 80-mile trail from the Susquehanna River to the Schuylkill River; this was the primary trade route for furs from the Susquehannock people, the Dutch named the trail "Beversreede" or "Beaver Road." Though never recognized by the Dutch, the Delaware Valley region was under control of the Swedish colony of New Sweden, first settled in 1638 at Fort Christina. Though the Swedes' colony included Dutch residents, the only official Dutch presence in the area was across the Delaware River at Fort Nassau, at the mouth of Big Timber Creek.

In 1642, members of the Connecticut Colony attempted to settle in the area, but their homes were burned and the nascent colony was repelled. The Swedes had a competing claim for land at the mouth of the Schuylkill River, they vandalized Fort Beversreede. In 1648, they built a stockaded 30-by-20-foot blockhouse directly in front of it, called Fort Nya Korsholm; the Swedish building was said to be only twelve feet from the gate of the Dutch fort. It was meant to intimidate the Dutch residents and intercept trade. In 1651, the Dutch abandoned Fort Beversreede and dismantled and relocated Fort Nassau to the Christina River, downstream from the Swedes' Fort Christina; the Dutch consolidated their forces at the rebuilt fort, renamed Fort Casimir. It was not until 1655 that control of the area was regained by the Dutch in a military expedition led by Director-General of New Netherland Petrus Stuyvesant, establishing a regional capital at New Amstel. There is no remnant of either Fort Fort Nya Korsholm.

Nearby Mud Island became the site of Fort Mifflin in 1771. Widening of the Schuylkill's channel, subsequent land reclamation, as well as other transportation and industrial infrastructure have changed the area, but the site of the forts is south of the mouth of Mingo Creek and north of the George C. Platt Bridge. Pidgen Delaware Fort Wilhelmus Peach Tree War Fortifications of New Netherland New Netherland settlements Amandus Johnson detailed map of Delaware Valley 1638-1655 Current map of Province Island New River Notes Delaware Historical Timeline

2007–08 Eccellenza

This is a list of division winners and playoff matches in the regionally organized Eccellenza 2007–2008, the 6th level of Italian football. A total of 36 teams are promoted to Serie D for the 2008–09 season; the first-placed team from each of the 28 divisions is promoted directly. The seven winners of the national playoffs are promoted; the 36th spot is reserved for the winner of the Coppa Italia Dilettanti. This year, the winner was Hinterreggio, which won direct promotion as divisional winner in the region of Calabria, thus Pro Settimo & Eureka won promotion as Coppa Italia Dilettanti runners-up. A number of playoff tournaments were organized by some Regional Committees in order to choose a team for each of the Eccellenza rounds; the following Regional Committees decided instead not to organize regional playoffs, instead choosing to directly appoint regular season runners-up for the national playoffs: Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol: Brixen Veneto: Albignasego, Edo Mestre Friuli-Venezia Giulia: Manzanese Lazio: Aprilia, Boville Ernica Abruzzo: Casoli Girone A Girone B Girone A Girone B Girone C Girone A Girone B Girone A Girone B Girone A Girone B Girone A Girone B The national playoffs involved a total of 28 teams the regional playoff winners or the second-placed teams in case regional playoffs were not organized by the correspondent committee.

A total of two two-legged rounds are played in order to fill the remaining seven Serie D spots. Played on May 25 and June 1 Played on June 8 and 15

Eugene Salamin (artist)

Eugene Salamin was a Polish-American painter. Born in the Polish region of Galicia in 1912, immigrated to the United States in 1929, he worked a range of temporary jobs during the Great Depression, became committed to Communist Party activism. His serious efforts at artistic painting had begun during this time. Talented as a draftsman despite the fact that he had not yet enjoyed any formal training in the painter's craft, he would receive informal art training from the urban scene printmaker Philip Reisman – a relationship which would continue until after the close of World War II. Reismann was a Polish-born American Jewish who studied at the Art Students League of New York and participated at the Federal Art Project. Salamin's artistic leanings during the Depression era permitted some work as an artist for the Works Progress Administration, its end during the war years meant that social realism was now disfavored: canvases were thrown away and burned according to the dictates of the United States government.

Among minded artists, self-censorship emerged as a response to the "patriotic" requirements as a compromise during the period of World War II. A leftist who supported the war as a struggle against fascism in Europe, Salamin would return to his politically minded art following the war, only to be caught up in an unprecedented wave of anti-communism during the Second Red Scare period. Still obscure, Salamin was faced with political persecution against himself as a communist after the passage of the anti-communist provisions of the 1947 Taft-Hartley Act and his efforts at organizing machinists in the Brooklyn Navy Yard during the 1940s invited political persecution from the American government. Salamin's work in the garment industry, immune to some of the attacks against communist activists in various other spheres of American industry, afforded a measure of protection from the country's creeping McCarthyism; as a mode of political expression, his art conflicted with American mores of the 1950s, he would become an "underground artist" while working a day job at a clothing store sweatshop in New York City's Brooklyn borough and the Upper West Side neighborhood, depicting the "dystopian sweatshop" works for which his career has been most recognized.

Retiring from manual work in New York in 1973, he described the "wonderful feeling" of being able to emerge as an artist working full-time. Salamin continued working into the 2000s and donated 25 of his works to the Communist Party's reference center in the 1990s, he settled in California during his last years. Salamin died on April 1, 2009, nearly 97 years of age

North Leamington School

North Leamington School is a mixed comprehensive school for students aged 11 to 18 years located in Leamington Spa, England. It now operates on one main site, whereas prior to September 2009 it operated from two sites in Leamington Spa; the new school is no longer in Leamington, but the parish of Blackdown just off the B4113 road on Sandy Lane. The old site has been demolished and 44 homes are being built there. North Leamington is a mixed 11 to 18 comprehensive school maintained by Warwickshire County Council; the school serves North Leamington. It has around 1300 students on roll, including 300 in the Sixth Form with capacity for 1500 students. Joy Mitchell is headteacher; the headteacher previous to Joy Mitchell was David Hazeldine. The school was formed in 1977 from the merging of three schools: Blackdown High School, Leamington College for Girls, a girls grammar school and Leamington College for Boys on Binswood Avenue; the sixth form centre at Binswood Hall was separate to the school until 1994, when the teaching staff was merged with the 11-16 school.

This was not a simple operation, with the disparate nature of the sites. In September 2009, a new school was opened, built where the existing Manor Hall building was located; this new complex merged both the Sixth Form. The old site of the school has been demolished and the land sold to developers; the new site was designed by an architectural firm based in Warwick. Inside the school's sports building are various sports tops from notable pupils such as former England and Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster. There is a signed Celtic F. C. Shirt from 2007 and a Ronaldinho signed match jersey from the same year. Prior to September 2009, the main site, located at the north of the town between the A452 and A445; this site consisted of the Upper School. The Sixth Form Centre was situated in the centre of Leamington at Binswood Avenue; this was the former Leamington College for Boys, a Boys Grammar School, which opened in 1848. The building is in the Tudor revival style, with additions and alterations including a chapel built in 1867 and gymnasium dating from 1893.

When it ceased being used as a school, it was empty for several years'and is now a luxury retirement village with a health club and Whittles Restaurant. Binswood Hall is a listed building with previous incarnations as a Girls' Convent School and as a College for Boys, it offered 36 AS Level courses, leading onto A2 courses in Year 13. It had an overall pass rate of 97% with 40% of 435 individual exam entries attaining Grades A or B in 2004; the head of the Sixth Form was Robert Lowries, Deputy Head of NLS as a whole. The Sixth Form gets better than two Warwickshire Grammar Schools. On 20 September 2017, 3 fire engines from Warwickshire fire and rescue were sent to deal with fire in the roof of the old site, it was put out in about 30 minutes. Students in years 7-11 are put into colleges, In the college they are put in a VT /Mentoring group; these colleges are: Binswood, Croft, Park. Each containing about 9 VT groups. Students in year 11 are put in 1 of 2 other VT groups. NLS was granted school for specials as a Performing Arts College in 1999 thanks to sponsorship by EMI Music Sound Foundation, and, as a result of success in this role, the DfES confirmed the status for a further five years, 2003 to 2008.

It was the first Arts College school in Warwickshire. In 2002 the school won the Arts Council's'Artsmark Gold' Award and gained'Sportsmark' status from Sport England in 2004. Due to vast improvement in exam results between 2000 and 2003, NLS received a "School Achievement Award" from the Government and in addition, the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust Council has elected NLS to its'Most Improved Schools Club', it gets GCSEs just under the England average. Https://networks.futurefirst.org.uk/former-student/northleamington is the official link to join the NLS Alumni. Prof Sir David Baulcombe, Professor of Botany since 2007 at the University of Cambridge, President from 2003 to 2004 of the International Society of Plant Molecular Biology Thomas Byles, priest D. J. Enright OBE, writer Edgar Jepson, novelist Vivian Dering Majendie KCB, Chief Inspector of Explosives from 1871 to 1898 Wilfrid Mellers, composer Adam Osborne, computing author and businessman Norman Painting, actor John Scholes, computer scientist Charles Spearman, President from 1923 to 1926 of the British Psychological Society, creator of the Spearman's rank correlation coefficient, used in statistics Sir Bernard Spilsbury, took part in the WWII deception for the invasion of Sicily known as Operation Mincemeat, the father of modern forensics Lytton Strachey and critic Hugh Whitby and schoolmaster Sir Frank Whittle OM CBE CB, inventor of the jet engine Henry James Grasett, Chief Constable of Toronto from 1886 to 1920 Kelly Sibley, Olympic Table Tennis Player Ben Foster, West Bromwich Albion and England International Goalkeeper Oliver Quinlan and Educator, ALT Learning Technologist of the Year 2011 Official website NLS Sixth Form Media Studies Website Planning proposal for the new school EduBase

Rossi Shuttle Quik

The Rossi Shuttle Quik is an Italian ultralight trike, designed by Paolo Rossi and produced by Rossi Soavi Paolo of Camposanto. When it was available the aircraft was supplied as ready-to-fly-aircraft; the company appears to be out of production of the design completed. The Shuttle Quik was designed to comply with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight category, including the category's maximum gross weight of 450 kg; each Rossi aircraft was built to order, but a typical Shuttle Quik has a maximum gross weight of 409 kg. It features a cable-braced P&M Quik hang glider-style high-wing, weight-shift controls, a two-seats-in-tandem open cockpit with a cockpit fairing, tricycle landing gear with wheel pants and a single engine in pusher configuration; the aircraft is made from bolted-together aluminum tubing, with its double surface wing covered in Dacron sailcloth. Its 8.0 m span wing is supported by a single tube-type kingpost and uses an "A" frame weight-shift control bar. The powerplant is a four-stroke, 150 hp RM engine or a four-cylinder and liquid-cooled, four-stroke, dual-ignition 100 hp Rotax 912ULS engine.

P&M Aviation do not supply wings to other manufacturers, but they had a longstanding relationship with Rossi that made them confident to do so in his case. With the 150 hp RM powerplant, the Shuttle Quik may be the most powerful ultralight trike flown. Data from BayerlGeneral characteristics Crew: one Capacity: one passenger Wingspan: 8.0 m Wing area: 10.6 m2 Gross weight: 409 kg Fuel capacity: 46 litres Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912ULS four cylinder and air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine or twin cylinder, liquid-cooled, two stroke aircraft engine, 75 kW Propellers: 3-bladed compositePerformance Maximum speed: 168 km/h Cruise speed: 132 km/h Stall speed: 61 km/h Rate of climb: 5 m/s Wing loading: 38.6 kg/m2 Archives of the company website on Archive.org Photo of Rossi Shuttle Quik Photo of Rossi Shuttle Quik

Clive Calver

Clive Calver is a British Evangelical Christian leader, teacher and international speaker. During the early 1970s, he founded and led the groundbreaking mission team "In the Name of Jesus", which included Graham Kendrick, Stephen Maxted and Cathy Coupe, Rob Buckridge among its members, he went on to lead British Youth for Christ, was involved in the Spring Harvest series of Christian Conferences. Calver was programme director of Billy Graham's Mission England before leading the Evangelical Alliance of the United Kingdom from 1983 to 1997. In the latter role he was a major spokesperson for Evangelicals on both sides of the Atlantic, it was during that time that Calver and his commentaries on current issues were featured on the BBC. He has appeared on ABC's Nightline, CNN, National Public Radio, he has been published in many national and local print media. From 2005-2016, he was the senior pastor of Walnut Hill Community Church, Connecticut, USA. For seven years he was president of World Relief and he traveled around the world, ministering to the poor and networking with churches to follow after the teachings of Jesus Christ and bring help to those in need.

He married Ruth Kirby, daughter of Gilbert Kirby, the principal of London Bible College that both he and Ruth attended. Sold Out: Taking the Lid Off Evangelism ISBN 0-551-00827-X With a Church Like This Who Needs Satan? ISBN 0-551-00898-9 The Fight of Your Life by Clive Calver and Derek B. Copley ISBN 0-86065-355-2 Growing Together by Ruth and Clive Calver ISBN 0-86065-432-X Where Truth and Justice Meet ISBN 0-340-41065-5 He Brings Us Together ISBN 0-340-39609-1 Thinking Clearly About the Truth ISBN 1-85424-289-X Together We Stand ISBN 0-340-64237-8 The Holy Spirit: Transforming Us and Our World ISBN 1-85999-527-6 Prayer by John Woolmer and Clive Calver ISBN 0-8254-6022-0 The Uniqueness of Jesus by Chris Wright and Clive Calver ISBN 0-8254-6006-9 Great Commission by Rose Dowsett and Clive Calver ISBN 0-8254-6032-8 Descending Like a Dove: The Truth About the Holy Spirit ISBN 1-59185-290-0 Alive In the Spirit ISBN 1-59185-872-0 On the Front Line: A Father and Son, 30 Years Apart, Debate What It Means to Live All Out for Jesus by Clive Calver and Gavin Calver ISBN 0-8254-6148-0 Dying To Live: The Paradox of the Crucified Life ISBN 1-934068-80-2 Clive is the father of Gavin Calver Walnut Hill Community Church