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Grannus was a Celtic deity of classical antiquity. Based on the etymology of his name, Grannus may have been associated with spas, thermal springs, the sun, he was identified with Apollo as Apollo Grannus. He was worshipped in conjunction with Sirona, sometimes with Mars and other deities. In the early twentieth century, the name was connected with the Irish grian, ‘sun’. Along these lines, the god was linked to the Deò-ghrèine and the character Mac Gréine of Irish mythology. However, the Irish grian, ‘sun’ is thought to be derived from Proto-Celtic *greinā ‘sun’ and the Proto-Celtic *greinā is unlikely to have developed into Grannos in Gaulish and other Continental Celtic languages. Derivation from a Proto-Celtic root *granno- ‘beard’ has enjoyed some scholarly support, from which Jürgen Zeidler dissents, proposing a different root *granno- with "probable reference to the sun's heat and healing properties". Ranko Matasović, in his Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic, has tentatively proposed that the root of this theonym comes from Proto-Celtic *gwrenso-, which means "heat".

At Monthelon, Grannus is called Deus Apollo Grannus Amarcolitanus, at Horbourg-Wihr Apollo Grannus Mogounus. In all of his centres of worship where he is assimilated to a Roman god, Grannus was identified with Apollo in Apollo’s role as a healing or solar deity. In Trier, he is identified more with Phoebus as Apollo Grannus Phoebus. One of the god’s most famous cult centres was at Aquae Granni. Aachen means ‘water’ in Old High German, a calque of the Roman name of "Aquae Granni"; the town’s hot springs with temperatures between 45 °C and 75 °C lay in the somewhat inhospitably marshy area around Aachen's basin-shaped valley region. Aachen first became a curative centre in Hallstatt times. According to Cassius Dio, the Roman Emperor Caracalla unsuccessfully sought help from Apollo Grannus—as well as Aesculapius and Serapis—during a bout of physical and mental illness, visiting the god's shrine and making many votive offerings. Caracalla's visit to the shrine of ‘the Celtic healing-god’ Grannus was during the war with Germany in 213.

In the early twentieth century, the god was said to have still been remembered in a chant sung round bonfires in Auvergne, in which a grain sheaf is set on fire, called Granno mio, while the people sing, “Granno, my friend. However, granno may be a derivative of an Occitan word of Latin origin meaning "grain". A 1st century AD Latin inscription from a public fountain in Limoges mentions a Gaulish ten-night festival of Grannus: POSTVMVS DV NORIGIS F VERG AQV AM MARTIAM DECAM NOCTIACIS GRANNI D S P DTranslation: "The vergobretus Postumus son of Dumnorix gave from his own money the Aqua Martia for the ten-night festival of Grannus"; the name Grannus is sometimes accompanied by those of other deities in the inscriptions. In Augsburg, he is found with both Sirona. At Ennetach he is with Nymphs, at Faimingen with Hygieia and the Mother of the Gods, at Grand with Sol. A votive altar at Astorga invokes him after "holy Serapis" and "the many-named Isis", before "the unvanquished Core and Mars Sagatus".

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Susannah Harker

Susannah Harker is an English film and theatre actor. She was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award in 1990 for her role as Mattie Storin in House of Cards, she is known for her role as Jane Bennet in the 1995 TV adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. The daughter of actress Polly Adams and actor Richard Owens, she is the sister of fellow actresses Nelly Harker and Caroline Harker. Harker was born in London, she and her younger sister, Caroline were brought up as Catholics and educated at a "strict" independent convent boarding school run by nuns in Sussex, at the Central School of Speech and Drama in North London. Harker has acted on stage, in movies and in TV series. In 1990–91 she appeared alongside Clive Owen in Chancer, as the journalist Mattie Storin in the original House of Cards, she played Dinah Morris in the 1991 adaptation of Adam Bede. She starred as Jane Bennet in the 1995 TV adaptation of Jane Austen's Prejudice, she is featured as Emma Fitzgerald, the love interest of Superintendent Tyburn in the BBC TV series, Heat of the Sun.

She appeared On the Shore of the Wide World. She played Sapphire in Big Finish Productions' audio revival of Sapphire & Steel, in three series of plays released on CD between 2005 and 2008. In 2003 she played Clare Keightley in the audio version of the Doctor Who adventure Shada, alongside Paul McGann. In December 2011 Harker appeared in the BBC drama Young James Herriot. In 2012 she returned to the stage, playing the role of Sue in a London production of Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party. During early 2014 she starred in Dublin production of The Vortex by Noël Coward. In 2015, she played Miss Ella Rentheim in a BBC Radio 4 production of Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman. Susannah Harker is a great-great-granddaughter of Joseph Harker, a prominent artist and theatrical scene designer, a contemporary of actor-manager Henry Irving and a friend of his business partner, Dracula author Bram Stoker, she was married to Iain Glen from 1993 to 2004. She was in a relationship with Paul McGann from 2006 to 2008. Susannah Harker on IMDb Susannah Harker CV,

East 34th Street Ferry Landing

The East 34th Street Ferry Landing provides slips to ferries and excursion boats on the East River in the Port of New York and New Jersey. It is located east of the FDR Drive just north of East 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan, New York City; the facility, owned by the city, received Federal Highway Administration funding for improvements for docking facilities and upgrading the adjacent East River Greenway in 2008. A new terminal building is planned. Service is provided by private operators SeaStreak and NYC Ferry, which operates a free transfer bus loop in Midtown East. There is a M34 Select Bus Service bus stop adjacent to the ferry landing; the East 34th Street Heliport is on the waterfront south of the ferry landing. A ferry crossing between Hunter's Point and 34th Street was established circa 1858 and came under the control of Long Island Rail Road. In 1905, the LIRR expanded the terminal between 33rd and 34th Streets which had five slips and was able to accommodate automobiles, is now the site of the heliport.

Service was discontinued in 1925 after numerous bridge crossings had been built. Connecting mass transit service was provided by the 34th Street Ferry elevated station, located east of First Avenue and operated from 1880 to 1930. In the 1990s several proposals and various attempts were made to restore service to landings in the vicinity of 34th Street, among them an Upper East SideWall Street commuter service, a short-lived shuttle to La Guardia Airport and a fast ferry to Staten Island. Restoration of the traditional Hunters Point crossing was initiated and soon abandoned by NY Waterway. By the mid-2000s New York Water Taxi was serving East 34th Street landings on the Hunters Point crossing and other routes. After a request for bids, the New York City Economic Development Corporation in 2011 awarded NY Waterway a three-year contract and a $3 million annual subsidy to operate ferry service on the East River including 34th Street. In the aftermath of infrastructure damage and service disruptions to the New York City Subway system in Queens and Brooklyn caused by Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012, SeaStreak began running weekday ferry service between East 34th Street and Rockaway Park, with additional stops at Pier 11 and Brooklyn Army Terminal.

Although the service proved popular, it was discontinued on October 31, 2014 when the city government declined to continue subsidizing it. SeaStreak catamarans operate daily to the Raritan Bayshore in New Jersey. After calling at Pier 11/Wall Street boats continue through The Narrows to terminals at Atlantic Highlands or Highlands. Seasonal excursions includes service to Sandy Hook, West Point, NY, Cold Spring, NY, Martha's Vineyard. New York Water Taxi operates a shuttle service for NYU Langone Hospital between 34th Street and the Brooklyn Army Terminal; this service is for hospital employees only. NYC Ferry's East River Ferry operates in both directions to Pier 11 at Wall Street, stopping at Hunters Point South in Long Island City and multiple ferry landings in northern Brooklyn, with year-round service Additionally, the Astoria Ferry runs in both directions to Pier 11 or Astoria, with year-round service; the Lower East Side Ferry operates between Long Island City and Wall Street via eastern Manhattan year-round.

The Soundview Route runs in both directions to Wall Street or Soundview, year-round. List of ferries across the East River Battery Park City Ferry Terminal West Midtown Ferry Terminal Paulus Hook Ferry Terminal Weehawken Port Imperial Fulton Ferry, Brooklyn St. George Ferry Terminal Staten Island Ferry Whitehall Terminal Flickr: East 34th Street Ferry Landing

Interstate 95 in Georgia

Interstate 95, the main Interstate Highway on the east coast of the United States, serves the Atlantic coast of the U. S. state of Georgia. It crosses into the state from Florida at the St. Marys River near Kingsland and travels to the north past the cities of Brunswick and Savannah to the South Carolina state line at the Savannah River near Port Wentworth; the route passes through the cities of Richmond Hill and Woodbine. I-95 in Georgia has the unsigned designation of State Route 405. All of I-95 in Georgia has three lanes in each direction, except in the Brunswick area and in the area of the I-16 Intersection, where it has four lanes in each direction. From the Florida state line to west of Savannah, I-95 travels along the U. S. Route 17 corridor, passing near or through marshlands, is close to the Atlantic coastline; the highway enters Georgia via twin bridges over the St. Marys River, where it enters the city of Kingsland, intersecting State Route 40; the Interstate continues north-northeast, bypassing the smaller communities of Woodbine and Waverly en route to Brunswick, where it intersects US 17, US 25, US 341.

The freeway leaves Brunswick, bypassing the cities of Darien and Midway, before reaching the southern suburbs of Savannah. The route first encounters US 17 again, this time in Richmond Hill, before intersecting SR 204, a busy freeway and southern bypass into Savannah; the route intersects with I-16 and US 80 in Pooler providing direct access to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport via the Airways Avenue exit. After that, the final exit in Georgia is in Port Wentworth, where it intersects SR 21, the major thoroughfare between Augusta and Savannah. I-95 leaves Georgia via twin bridges over the Savannah River, heads north into South Carolina; the State Welcome Centers on both ends of I-95 are integrated with other interchanges. The northbound Welcome Center is built into the northbound off-ramp with exit 1, while the on-ramp from here runs under a bridge beneath the same off-ramp before leading back onto northbound I-95; the southbound Welcome Center can be found just after the off-ramp for first southbound truck weighing center, only for both facilities to share an on ramp back to southbound I-95.

Other rest areas, weigh stations, visitors centers operate independently with no access to any other facilities or destinations. I-95 intersects I-16 near Savannah. Ramps to and from the eastbound lanes of I-16 feature barrier gates to prevent traffic from entering I-16 in the wrong direction during contraflow lane reversal for hurricane evacuations; the entire length of I-95 in Georgia is part of the National Highway System, a system of routes determined to be the most important for the nation's economy and defense. In 1965, I-95 was proposed from the Florida state line to SR 251 near Darien, it was under construction from there to SR 99 near Crescent. It was proposed from there to the South Carolina state line. In 1966, it was under construction from its southern interchange with SR 99 to just north of SR 131 in South Newport. In 1967, it was under construction just north of South Newport, it was under construction from Richmond Hill to I-16 near Savannah. In 1968, it was under construction from the Florida state line to SR 40 in Kingsland.

It was under construction from its southern interchange with SR 99 to SR 251 near Darien. It was open as I-95 from SR 251 to its northern interchange with SR 99 in Eulonia, it was under construction from Eulonia to US 17/SR 25 north of South Newport. In 1970, the highway was under construction from the Florida state line to just southeast of Woodbine, it was under construction from US 25/US 341/SR 27 near Brunswick to SR 251 near Darien. It had an under construction from Eulonia to I-16. In 1971, it was under construction from the Florida state line to northeast of White Oak, between the US 17/SR 25 interchanges north of South Newport and in Richmond Hill. In 1972, it was open from the Florida state line to SR 40 in Kingsland, it was under construction from Kingsland to northeast of White Oak. It was under construction from east of Waverly to US 25/US 341/SR 27 near Brunswick, it was open from there to US 17/SR 25 north of South Newport. It was open from Richmond Hill to I-16, it was under construction from just west of the South Carolina state line to the line.

In 1973, it was open from the Florida state line to southeast of Woodbine. It was under construction from there to near Brunswick, from I-16 to the South Carolina state line. In 1974, the highway was open from the Brunswick to SR 38 southeast of Midway. In 1976, it was open from the Florida state line to US 17/US 84/SR 25/SR 50 southeast of Brunswick, it was open from US 25/US 341/SR 27 near Brunswick to I-16. In 1977, it was open for its entire length. In 1998, the Georgia State Senate passed a resolution to designate the portion of I-95 between the Ogeechee River north to the Savannah River in the Greater Savannah Area as the Tom Coleman Highway, in honor of Tom Coleman, a Democrat who served as state senator from 1981 to 1995; until 2000, the state of Georgia used the sequential interchange numbering system on all of its Interstate Highways. The first exit on each highway would begin with the number "1" and increase numerically with each exit. In 2000, the Georgia Department of Transportation switched to a mileage-based exit system, in which the exit number corresponded to the nearest milepost.

Construction to widen I-95 from two to three lanes started with the Chatham County segment in 1989, with the other county segments done in phases, with the project completed throughout Georgia on December 10, 2010. The Interstate 95 Business Loop for Darien begins at exit 42 on I-95, travels concu


Mustacciuoli is a traditional pastry from Naples served at Christmas time. Mustaccioli takes the form of a parallelogram, consist of a soft, cake-like interior, covered in chocolate. In recent years, they are many variations of mostaccioli sold in Naples, where the chocolate glaze may be replaced by a white chocolate frosting or icing sugar and candied fruit. Mustacciolis are sold alongside other Neapolitan sweets including Roccocò, raffiuoli and struffoli at Christmastime. Neapolitan mostacciolis were mentioned by Bartolomeo Scappi, personal cook of Pope Pius V as part of his pranzo alli XVIII di ottobre; the name "mustaccioli" was thought to be related to the use of grape must in older recipes. In fact the term derives from the Latin language but not from mustum, but from mustace, that is, laurel; the mustaceum was prepared as a cake for the wedding, wrapped in mustace leaves which gave aroma during cooking. Hence the proverb loreolam in mustera quaerere, that is: to look uselessly in the focaccia for burnt bay leaves.'Nzuddha: version in Calabria Mustazzoli: version in Salento

1983–84 Philadelphia Flyers season

The 1983–84 Philadelphia Flyers season was the Flyers' 17th season in the National Hockey League. During the final season of the playing careers of Hockey Hall of Famers Bill Barber and Bobby Clarke, the Flyers lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Washington Capitals in a three-game sweep. Bob McCammon replaced Keith Allen as general manager in the off-season, retained his position as head coach. McCammon had received an offer from the Pittsburgh Penguins to become their general manager; the youth of the team began to take over the reins from the old guard as Tim Kerr recorded his first 50-goal season. The team finished in third place; the 1983–84 regular season saw Barber play his final games as he would announce his retirement following the next season after being unable to return from reconstructive knee surgery. Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals againstNote: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

The Flyers were swept in three games for the second consecutive season, this time by the Washington Capitals. After the loss, Flyers President Jay Snider informed Bob McCammon he could no longer continue as head coach; as GM, McCammon disagreed a change was needed, so he resigned from both positions altogether on April 25. On May 15, Bobby Clarke retired from playing and was named Vice President and General Manager of the team. Position abbreviations: C = Center. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only. = Left team via a transaction during the season. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only; the Flyers were involved in the following transactions from May 18, 1983, the day after the deciding game of the 1983 Stanley Cup Finals, through May 19, 1984, the day of the deciding game of the 1984 Stanley Cup Finals. The following players were signed by the Flyers via free agency; the following players were either re-signed by the Flyers or, in the case of the team's selections in the NHL Entry Draft, signed to contracts.

The Flyers were not involved in any waivers transactions. The 1983 NHL Waiver Draft was held on October 3, 1983; the Flyers protected the following players: goaltenders Michel Larocque and Pelle Lindbergh, skaters Ray Allison, Bill Barber, Frank Bathe, Lindsay Carson, Bobby Clarke, Glen Cochrane, Doug Crossman, Ron Flockhart, Paul Holmgren, Randy Holt, Mark Howe, Tim Kerr, Brad Marsh, Brad McCrimmon, Brian Propp, Darryl Sittler, Mark Taylor. The Flyers left the following players unprotected: goaltender Sam St. Laurent and skaters Paul Evans, Tom Gorence, Bob O'Brien, Gord Williams; the following players left the team via release, or retirement. Players who were under contract and left the team during the season are marked with an asterisk. Philadelphia's picks at the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec, on June 8, 1983; the Flyers were affiliated with the Springfield Indians of the AHL and the Toledo Goaldiggers of the IHL. Roster and player statistics · Results and Schedule Roster and Statistics · Schedule and Results Flyers History: Season Overview · Game Scores & Results · Playoff ResultsSpecific