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Geography of RĂ©union

Réunion is an island in Southern Africa, in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar. It is an overseas region of France; the total area of the island is 2,512 km ². The island has a coastline of 207 km; the maritime claims of Réunion include an exclusive economic zone of 200 nautical miles, a territorial sea of 12 nautical miles. Reunion is geologically situated in the Somali plate; the climate in Réunion is tropical, but temperature moderates with elevation. The weather is cool and dry from May to November, hot and rainy from November to April; the terrain is rugged and mountainous, with fertile lowlands along the coast. The lowest point is the Indian Ocean and the highest is Piton des Neiges at 3,069 m. Réunion's natural resources are fish, arable land and hydropower. In 1993, 60 km² of the land was irrigated; the use of the land in 1993 is described in the table below: Local natural hazards include: periodic, devastating cyclones, Piton de la Fournaise on the southeastern coast is an active volcano

William Ketel

William Ketel was a medieval English writer and clergyman. Ketel was active around 1100, his name "Ketel" was "Ketill" and is of Scandinavian origin and was common in the eastern section of England. Ketel is known because he appears to have written a work containing miraculous stories about Saint John of Beverley. From the dedication of the work, William appears to have been a clerk of Beverley Minster; the actual manuscript of the work has been lost, but it was transcribed before it was lost and the transcription formed the basis for the edition printed in the 17th century Acta sanctorum. Ketel was mentioned in John Leland's work Commentarii de Scriptoribus Britannicis, John Bale's work Scriptorum illustrium majoris Britanniae Catalogus, Thomas Tanner's work Bibliotheca Britannico-Hibernica; the original manuscript of Ketel's work was included with Folcard's Life of St John Beverley, following after the conclusion of that work. Ketel's work was in two parts – with the first being preceded by the dedication, the second by an interjection of surprise that only "William, called Ketel" had bothered to relate the miracles of St John.

Both sections contain listings of miracle stories concerning John of Beverley. Although most of these stories are known from two other manuscripts, neither mentions Ketel as the author. Ketel's tract is the earliest mention of King Æthelstan's visit to Beverley. Beyond that fact and information about the growth of Beverley Minster and of John's saintly cult, historians have found little of historical value in Ketel's writings. Ketel does relate that he has either personal knowledge of the miracles or that he had good reasons to trust those who told them to him; the dedication of Ketel's work contains references to the writer as "William, least of the clerks of St John" and as William "who is called Ketel" in the introduction to the second set of miracles. The dedication refers to two of the writer's fellow clergy as "Ethal." and "Thur." and states they held the office of provost and master respectively. The "Thur." may be Thurstan, provost of Beverley Minster from around 1135 to 1152. If this is the case, this would date Ketel's work to the first half of the 12th century.

The fact that the last datable event mentioned in the work is from the reign of William the Conqueror fits in with this dating possibility. It is possible that Ketel wrote late in the 11th century, if the two clerks mentioned in the dedication are two otherwise unknown officials of Beverley; the parallels in word choice between Ketel's work and the work of Alfred of Beverly who wrote around 1143 are due to Alfred using Ketel's writings. There is a reference in the stories to John's "former tomb", which refers to the erecting of a new tomb to the saint in 1197 and are most later insertions into the manuscript; the work has been edited and published by James Raine as Vita S. Iohannis Eboracensis archiepiscopi in volume 71 of the Rolls Series, divided into 3 parts. Ketel's work is in the second section, published in 1886. Rollason, David. "Ketel, William". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/15481. Retrieved 4 January 2016. Sharpe, Richard. A Handlist of the Latin Writers of Great Britain and Ireland Before 1540.

Publications of the Journal of Medieval Latin. 1. Belgium: Brepols. ISBN 2-503-50575-9. Staff; the Historians of the Church of York and Its Archbishops Issue 71 Volume 2. Longman & Company

Sun Building

The Sun Building is an historic building, located at 1317 F Street, Washington, D. C. in the Downtown Washington, D. C. neighborhood. It was designed by Alfred B. Mullett and constructed from 1885 to 1887, by John H. Howlett, it was built for the Washington Bureau of the Baltimore Sun. The nine story building was served by steam elevators, which were replaced by hydraulics in 1909, electric elevators in 1922, it was altered, in 1904 by B. Stanley Simmons for the American Bank. In 1907, the ninth story was added as the Interstate Commerce Commission Hearing Room. Tenants included the Interstate Commerce Commission, Woodrow Wilson's law firm, Daniel C. Roper, the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Sun Building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 27, 1985. Its 2009 property value is $13,931,970. Early skyscrapers National Register of Historic Places listings in the District of Columbia Media related to Sun Building at Wikimedia Commons emporis

First Baptist Church of Camillus

The First Baptist Church of Camillus is a historic Baptist church located at 23 Genesee Street in the Village of Camillus, Onondaga County, New York. It is credited to architect Archimedes Russell and built in 1879-1880, it is a brick church building consisting of a rectangular nave with a steeply pitched gable roof, corner bell tower and steeple, a hip roofed church hall at the rear. The Camillus Baptist Church was organized in 1804, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. Media related to First Baptist Church of Camillus at Wikimedia Commons Historic American Buildings Survey No. NY-6159, "Camillus Baptist Church, Genesee Street, Onondaga County, NY", 1 photo, 1 data page, 1 photo caption page

Heidi Andreasen

Heidi Andreasen is a Faroese swimmer. She represented the Faroe Islands at the 2000 Summer Paralympics, winning three silver medals, in the S8 50m freestyle, the S8 100m freestyle, the S8 400m freestyle, a bronze in the S8 100m backstroke, she was the Faroe Islands' sole representative at the 2004 Summer Paralympics, where she won the Islands' only medal: a bronze in the S8 400m freestyle, with a time of 5:26,29. Andreasen competed again at the 2008 Summer Paralympics, was the Faroe Islands' flagbearer during the Games' opening ceremony, she did not win a medal. It was her last participation in the Paralympic Games. There were no Olympic-sized pools in the Faroe Islands. Results for Heidi Andreasen from the International Paralympic Committee

KXTV/KOVR tower

The KXTV/KOVR Tower is a guyed communication tower in Walnut Grove, United States, which rises to 2,049 feet in height from sea level. Built in 1986, it is the tallest structure in California, the third-tallest guyed mast in the world, the eighth tallest structure to have existed if the destroyed Warsaw radio mast, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Shanghai Tower in Shanghai and the Tokyo Sky Tree in Tokyo are included. Omni-directional TV transmitters on the tower carry the over-the-air broadcast signals for KXTV-TV channel 10 and KOVR-TV channel 13 and 25; the geographical coordinates for the site, a low-lying rural area about 23 miles south-southwest of Sacramento and 25 miles north-northwest of Stockton, are 38°14′23″N 121°30′06″W. In the neighborhood of KXTV/KOVR Tower are two towers of similar height, the Channel 40 and KVIE-TV Channel 6 Tower and the Channel 3-Hearst-Argyle Tower, forming an impressive antenna "farm" on the east side of the Sacramento River and west of the Interstate 5 freeway, which can be seen for miles around in every direction.

The transmitters on these towers serve broadcast stations airing programming to TV viewers in the Sacramento/Stockton/Modesto DMA in California's Central Valley. With their significant height and central location in Walnut Grove, they provide line-of-sight signal coverage to the adjacent flat valley terrain for over 60 miles to the north and to the south-southeast; the towers provide quite good coverage across the valley to the east into the Sierra Nevada foothills and mountains, to the west to portions of the eastern San Francisco Bay Area. The tower is a magnet for BASE jumpers who have been known to illegally trespass on the property, climb the tower, jump off and parachute to the ground. A BASE jumper was caught and arrested in 2005 when his parachute caught one of the numerous guy wires on the tower and was rescued by fire personnel. Security on the site has been upgraded since. KOVR Ch. 13 KOVR Ch. 25 KMAX Ch. 21 KXTV Ch. 10 KXTV Ch. 10 KTFK Ch. 26 List of masts Table of masts List of towers World's tallest structures List of tallest structures in the United States KVLY-TV mast KRDK-TV mast "Listing 1011404".

Antenna Structure Registration database. U. S. Federal Communications Commission. KXTV/KOVR Tower at Structurae KXTV/KOVR Tower at skyscraperpage.com USGS aerial image Fybush.com Tower Site of the Week November 11, 2005