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Great Glen

The Great Glen known as Glen Albyn or Glen More, is a glen in Scotland running for 62 miles from Inverness on the edge of Moray Firth, in an straight line to Fort William at the head of Loch Linnhe. It follows a geological fault known as the Great Glen Fault, bisects the Scottish Highlands into the Grampian Mountains to the southeast and the Northwest Highlands to the northwest; the glen is a natural travelling route in the Highlands of Scotland, used by both the Caledonian Canal and the A82 road, which link the city of Inverness on the northeast coast with Fort William on the west coast. The Invergarry and Fort Augustus Railway was built in 1896 from the southern end of the glen to the southern end of Loch Ness, but was never extended to Inverness; the railway closed in 1947. In 2002, the Great Glen Way was opened. A long-distance route for cyclists and walkers, it consists of a series of footpaths, forestry tracks, canal paths and occasional stretches of road linking Fort William to Inverness.

The glen's strategic importance in controlling the Highland Scottish clans around the time of the Jacobite risings of the 18th century, is recognised by the presence of the towns of Fort William in the south, Fort Augustus in the middle of the glen, Fort George, just to the north of Inverness. Much of the glen is taken up with a series of lochs, with rivers connecting them; the Caledonian Canal uses the lochs as part of the route, but the rivers are not navigable. From northeast to southwest, the natural water features along the Great Glen are: River Ness Loch Dochfour Loch Ness River Oich Loch Oich Loch Lochy River Lochy Loch Linnhe The watershed lies between Loch Oich and Loch Lochy. Loch Linnhe to the south of Fort William is a sea loch into which both the River Lochy and Caledonian Canal emerge. At the north end, the River Ness empties into the Moray Firth. Although earthquakes in the vicinity of the Great Glen Fault tend to be minor, seismic activity is a consideration in the design of infrastructure.

For example, the Kessock Bridge includes seismic buffers

St Mary's Church, Wingham

St Mary's Church, Wingham is an Anglican parish church in Wingham, Kent. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building; the church dates from the early 13th century, however many elements of the church vary in date. The east sections, the chancel and transeptal chapels, all belong to the late 13th century; the tower as well as the transepts date to the 14th century, while the nave and south aisle belong to the mid 16th century. John Newman goes into more detail: the earliest features of the church are the west arches of the north chapel, as well as the south transept, all being built in the late 12th century; the north and west walls of the north chapel contain reused Early Norman masonry. By around the turn of the 13th century, the church had grown to include an aisled nave, as well as either transepts or chancel chapels. Benjamin Ferrey's provided restoration work on the church between 1874 and 1875, however this work dealt only on the chancel in the east.

The chancel and transepts were rebuilt as a result of the college foundation process. This can be best studied in the architecture of the south transept; the window was three-light, featuring three circles in the head, each being enclosed by three pointed trefoils. The chancel arch and the chancel's east window were restored during Ferrey's 1874-1875 work; the north chapel was duplicated from the south transept. There exists a two-storey eastward extension of the north transept; the chancel windows stand upon a continuous string course. The east piscina and the triple sedilia are cinquefoiled, featuring flattened arches upon detached shafts, as well as moulded caps and bases; the west tower begun construction during the late 13th century. The spire is dates to the 14th century. Angle buttresses are present to the top. A stair-turret is built into the northwest of the tower; the west window is renewed. There is a tower arch high up, on octagonal responds with the capitals dotted with four-petalled flowers.

Rebuilding of the nave and the south aisle began in the late 15th century, with the 14th-century south porch being retained as a two-storey structure, minus its upper floor. The north aisle however was not rebuilt; the walls of these reconstructed sections are of knapped flint and are laid. This reconstruction work was continued and last until well after the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Work was underway during the 1540s, however in 1555 money meant for the rebuilding was embezzled by a local beer brewer; this resulted in the arcade being completed in timber instead of the intended stone: the piers are unmoulded posts, braced weakly. At some point before the 19th century, the braces were dressed up in plaster so as to look like Doric columns; the church possesses a 15th-century stone reredos, purportedly from Troyes. The base to a 15th-century rood screen is present. There are four misericords on the north side, as well as three on the south side; the chancel's south window contains early 14th century grisaille glass in the head.

The east window contains stained glass dating to 1919, depicting multiple brightly coloured scenes of the Passion. A monument to Charles Tripp exists in the south chapel, in the form of a tablet, identical to that of another monument in St James the Great, Elmsted. A monument to Sir Thomas Palmer lies in the east of the north chapel. A monument was erected for the Oxenden family, dated to 1682 and free-standing in the centre of the south transept. A monument to a second Thomas Palmer exists in the north chapel. A double tablet monument was erected. A tablet monument to Thomas Cinder is erected in the south aisle. A more recent monument was erected for William Miller. In 1282 a College of Canons was founded by Archbishop of Canterbury; the college consisted of a Provost and six canons, they used St Mary's as their church. It survived as a collegiate institution until the dissolution of colleges and chantries in 1548; the church has three manual pipe organ dating from 1886 by Andrews. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.

The church is part of a joint benefice which includes: St Nicholas' Church, Ash All Saints' Church, Chillenden Elmstone Church Holy Cross Church, Goodnestone St Mildred' Church, Preston-next-Wingham All Saints Church, West Stourmouth Canonry Benefice - Home A Church Near You - St Mary the Virgin Historic England - Church of St Mary, Wingham

2020 United States House of Representatives election in Delaware

The 2020 United States House of Representatives election in Delaware will be held on November 3, 2020, to elect the U. S. Representative from Delaware's at-large congressional district; the elections will coincide with the 2020 U. S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections. The Democratic and Republican primaries will be held on September 15, 2020. Incumbent Democratic Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester is running for re-election to a third term, she was re-elected with 64.5% of the vote in 2018. Lisa Blunt Rochester, incumbent U. S. Representative Andrew Webb and write-in candidate for Delawares at-large congressional district in 2018 Scott Walker, Republican nominee for Delaware's at-large congressional district in 2018 Lee Murphy and candidate for Delaware's at-large congressional district in 2018 Official campaign websitesLisa Blunt Rochester for Congress Lee Murphy for Congress Andrew Webb for Congress

Brad Schumacher

Bradley Darrell Schumacher is an American former competition swimmer, water polo player, Olympic gold medalist. Schumacher is a two-sport Olympian, he was a member of the winning relay teams at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Four years he was a member of the U. S. men's water polo team at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Schumacher's two gold medals came as a member of the U. S. men's swimming relay teams at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia: in the men's 4×100-meter freestyle relay and in the men's 4 × 200 m-meter freestyle relay. Although Schumacher qualified for both swimming and water polo for the 2000 Olympic Games, he chose to compete only in water polo. At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, he helped the U. S. men's water polo team to a sixth-place finish. Schumacher was the first American world champion in swimming and water polo since the 1904 Olympic Games. In 1997, he earned a gold medal at the Pan-Pacific Games and his first national championship at the U. S. Spring Nationals. In water polo, he has represented the U.

S. at the FINA World Championships, FINA World Cup, World University Games and the Goodwill Games. In 1998, Schumacher competed in World Championships in both sports and joined an elite group of aquatics stars that competed in both sports on the world-class level: Duke Khanamoku, Johnny Weissmuller, Bob Hughes, Matt Biondi, he was a swimming and water polo All-American in college for coach John Tanner at the University of the Pacific, in Stockton, where he completed bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration. Schumacher is the co-founder of Kap7, Inc. a commercial pool equipment and supply company, he spends his time as the head coach of SET water polo club, a Southern California-based team that continues to rank among the top water polo clubs in the country. His 18-and-under girls club team won the gold medal at the 2009 S&R Sport National Junior Olympics. List of Olympic medalists in swimming List of University of the Pacific people Brad SchumacherMaryland Swimming Hall of Fame profile

Senewosret-Ankh (vizier)

Senewosret-Ankh was an Ancient Egyptian vizier of the Middle Kingdom, dating to the end of the Twelfth or to the beginning of the Thirteenth Dynasty, around 1800 BC. He is known from a number of sources making it possible to reconstruct his career, he started as'personal scribe of the king's document and was appointed from there to the overseer of fields. From this position he was most appointed to the position of the vizier; as vizier he is known from a statue found at Ugarit. The statue shows his wife Henutsen as well as his daughter Zatamun; the statue mentioned that to him was given the gold of praise in front of all courtiers. It remains unknown for what reason. A stela now in Florence is dedicated to Senewosret-Ankh by his steward Keki, one of the administrators of Senewosret-Ankh's estates. Wolfram Grajetzki: Court Officials of the Egyptian Middle Kingdom, London 2009 p. 35 ISBN 978-0-7156-3745-6

Wandrers Sturmlied

The Wanderer's Storm Song, Opus 14, TrV 131 is a choral work for choir and orchestra written by Richard Strauss in 1884, based on a poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe of the same title. The piece was written. Completed, May 22, 1884; the work was premiered with Strauss conducting at Cologne on March 8, 1887, with the city orchestra and choir. The choir is divided into six parts: two soprano, alto and two bass; the work is dedicated to Franz Wullner who had conducted the German premier of Strauss' Symphony 2 in January 1885. The orchestral arrangement calls for: One piccolo, Two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets in B, two bassoons, one contrabassoon. Four french horns in F, two trumpets in three trombones. Timpani Strings Strauss sets the first 38 lines of Goethe's 116 line poem. Notes Sources Norman Del Mar, Richard Strauss. A Critical Commentary on his Life and Works, Volume 3, London: Faber and Faber, ISBN 978-0-571-25098-1. Schuh, Willi. Richard Strauss: A Chronicle of the Early Years 1864-1898, Cambridge University Press, 1982.

ISBN 9780521241045. Trenner, Franz. Richard Strauss Chronik, Verlag Dr Richard Strauss Gmbh, Wien, 2003. ISBN 3-901974-01-6