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Grimstad

Grimstad is a municipality in Agder county, Norway. It belongs to the geographical region of Sørlandet; the administrative center of the municipality is the town of Grimstad. Some of the villages in Grimstad include Eide, Fevik, Fjære, Håbbestad, Homborsund, Kroken, Nygrenda, Prestegårdskogen, Roresand, Rønnes, Tjore, Østerhus; the municipality is centered around the little maritime town of Grimstad, surrounded by many small islands. There is a harbor, a long pedestrian shopping street, a small market square, Grimstad Church, a museum dedicated to the early life of Henrik Ibsen, who served as an apprentice to Grimstad’s local pharmacist Reimann, from 1844 to 1847, before leaving Grimstad in 1850. Ibsen's intimate knowledge of the local people and surroundings can be seen in his poem Terje Vigen; the majority of the inhabitants live in and around the town, while the rest of the municipality is rural and forested. The 304-square-kilometre municipality is the 276th largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway.

Grimstad is the 50th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 22,692. The municipality's population density is 83.3 inhabitants per square kilometre and its population has increased by 16.2% over the last decade. The town of Grimstad was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838. On 1 January 1878, part of the neighboring municipality of Fjære was transferred to Grimstad. Again, on 1 January 1960, another part of Fjære was transferred to Grimstad. On 1 January 1971, the rural municipalities of Fjære and Landvik were merged with the town of Grimstad to form a larger municipality of Grimstad with a total population of 11,764 at the time of the merger; the city's name was Grømstad, when Norway belonged to the Danish kingdom. The name was misunderstood and became Grimstad during the registration of Norwegian cities and small places; the site of the town was the port of the old Grøm farm. The exact meaning of the name Grøm is uncertain, but it is derived from a river name Gró or Gróa which means "the growing one".

The coat-of-arms were granted in 1899 and were based upon a seal of the city dating back to 1847. The blue and yellow arms show a brig as a symbol for the importance of fishing and shipping to the city; the Church of Norway has four parishes within the municipality of Grimstad. It is part of the Vest-Nedenes deanery in the Diocese of Agder og Telemark. Grimstad lies within the boundaries of the ancient parish of Fjære, it is first mentioned as a harbor in the 16th century. Eight years after he was deposed, Christian II of Denmark–Norway attempted to recover his kingdoms. A tempest scattered his fleet off the Norwegian coast, on 24 October 1531, they took refuge at Grimstad. On 1 July 1532, he surrendered to his rival, King Frederick I of Denmark, in exchange for a promise of safe conduct. King Frederick failed to honor imprisoned Christian until he died. An inn is recorded at Grimstad as early as 1607. In 1622, Grimstad became a recognized harbor under the town of Arendal. By 1747, Grimstad was identified as a recognized haunt of smugglers.

During the Napoleonic Wars, England blockaded Norway. In 1811, an English brig entered the harbor to capture blockade runners, but was vigorously repulsed and did not return. John Frederik Classen, who owned the Frolands Værk, obtained concessions to export and import through Grimstad and bypass Arendal with its customs dues. Grimstad was awarded market town status in 1816; the Nørholm farm in Grimstad was the home of Knut Hamsun in the early 20th century. All municipalities in Norway, including Grimstad, are responsible for primary education, outpatient health services, senior citizen services and other social services, economic development, municipal roads; the municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elect a mayor. The municipal council of Grimstad is made up of 35 representatives that are elected to four year terms; the party breakdown is as follows: Grimstad is home to Drottningborg, a private Lutheran boarding preparatory school. It is the location of the Bibelskolen in Grimstad, a private Lutheran bible school.

The University of Agder has its faculty of engineering seated here. A student dorm called "Grøm" is in Grimstad. Grimstad is a coastal municipality in Aust-Agder county bordering on the Skagerrak; the municipality is bordered by Arendal in the east and Birkenes in the north, Lillesand in the west. The lakes Syndle and Rore are found in the northern part of the municipality. Landviksvannet and Reddalsvannet lakes are found in the southern part of the municipality, near Reddal; the rivers Nidelva and Tovdalselva run through parts of the municipality. The Rivingen Lighthouse and Homborsund Lighthouse both sit on small islands just off the coast; the Maritime Museum, the comprehensive City Museum and the Norwegian Horticultural Museum, are all popular among tourists, as are the wealth of exhibitions and concerts that the town hosts. The town is a popular destination for summer vacationers, supports a robust shopping milieu during the Christmas season. During summer, Grimstad plays host to the Norwegian Short Film Festival, which attracts film enthusiasts from far and near.

Another popular attraction is the Agder Teater at Fjæreheia, an open-air stage located in a disused stone quarry. Shopping is available in Oddensenteret along th

Khun Yuam District

Khun Yuam District is a district of Mae Hong Son Province, northern Thailand. Mueang Khun Yuam was made a district in 1910. Khun Det Pracharak was the first head of district. Neighboring districts are: Mueang Mae Hong Son of Mae Hong Son Province, Mae Chaem of Chiang Mai Province, Mae La Noi of Mae Hong Son Province, Kayah State of Myanmar; the Yuam River and the Mae Surin Waterfall in Namtok Mae Surin National Park are in the district. The district is divided into six sub-districts. Khun Yuam is a township covering parts of tambon Khun Yuan. There are two tambon administrations. District website Namtok Mae Surin National Park

List of listed buildings in Huntly, Aberdeenshire

This is a list of listed buildings in the parish of Huntly in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The scheme for classifying buildings in Scotland is: Category A: "buildings of national or international importance, either architectural or historic. Category B: "buildings of regional or more than local importance. Category C: "buildings of local importance. Of these, 8 per cent were Category A, 50 per cent were Category B, with the rest listed at Category C. List of listed buildings in Aberdeenshire All entries and coordinates are based on data from Historic Scotland; this data falls under the Open Government Licence

Samuel Girard (ice hockey)

Samuel Girard is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman for the Colorado Avalanche in the National Hockey League. Girard played in the 2011 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Lac-Saint-Jean. Girard played three seasons with the Shawinigan Cataractes of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, from the 2014–15 season through the 2016–17 season. In the 2015–16 season, Girard was awarded the Emile Bouchard Trophy as the QMJHL Defenseman of the Year, he was selected by the Nashville Predators in the second round, 47th overall, in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. After impressing in his first training camp with the Predators, Girard was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract on September 29, 2016. Girard made his NHL debut during the Predators 2017–18 season home opener on October 10, 2017 against the Philadelphia Flyers, he recorded his first point with an assist on a goal by Filip Forsberg. Girard scored his first NHL goal in just his second game on October 12, 2017 against the Dallas Stars, he took a pass from P. K. Subban and put a slap shot over the shoulder of Stars goalie Ben Bishop.

Girard remained on the roster and appeared in 5 of the first 14 games of the season before he was dealt by the Predators, alongside Vladislav Kamenev and a 2018 second round pick, in a three-team trade to the Colorado Avalanche, in exchange for Kyle Turris from the Ottawa Senators on November 5, 2017. Girard joined the Avalanche in Stockholm, Sweden for their Global Series games against the Ottawa Senators. In his Avalanche debut at Ericsson Globe, Girard played top-pairing minutes and registered an assist, in a 4–3 overtime defeat to the Senators on November 10, 2017. On December 23, 2017, Girard was sucker punched by Arizona Coyotes left winger Zac Rinaldo after Girard took exception to a hit on teammate Nathan MacKinnon. Two fights broke out, resulting in the ejections of Rinaldo, MacKinnon and Coyotes right winger Josh Archibald, with further disciplinary action against Rinaldo handed out after the game. Girard was able to finish the game. On July 31, 2019, Girard signed a seven-year, $35 million contract extension with the Avalanche, carrying an annual average of $5 million.

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Ernest G. Eberhard

Ernest G. Eberhard was a German immigrant who founded the Grand Conservatory of New York City, of which he was president for about 40 years, he was an organist, conductor of choral societies and orchestras, author of musical instruction books and a publisherEberhard founded the Grand Conservatory in 1874, with some help from the New York State Legislature. At a graduation ceremony, Theodore Roosevelt, admitted to being involved in the legislation which allowed the conservatory to offer a Musical Doctor degree. Ernst Eberhard was the first to receive the doctorate. Eberhard married Caroline Louise Bogert in New York City, June 1876, their children were Mrs. Edward Lansing, Mrs. Howard Hyde, Beatrice Eberhard, Ernest G. Eberhard. Method for Piano, Course of Studies and Course in Technics Harmony and Counterpoint Simplified St Ann's Church, Brooklyn Paulist Church, New York City First Baptist Church, Manhattan Newark Philharmonic Society Parlor Opera Company Student Concert Company The Presto, Chicago The American Israelite, Cincinnati New York State Historical Association New York Economic Club Freemasonry IMSLP Petrucci Music Library, has large photo of him and one of his public domain works to download

Alicia Moffet

Alicia Moffet is a Canadian singer who won the 2013 season of The Next Star. She has released a number of singles and featured on the 2015 edition of the French-Canadian version of The Voice. Moffet has been singing since 2008. In May 2013, Moffet auditioned for The Next Star, she got a golden ticket and was accepted into the top 13. She made top 9 in late June 2013, she was chosen to be in the top six and crowned winner of season 6 on September 22, 2013, at Canada's Wonderland, where the live season finale was held. Moffet released her own single during The Next Star broadcast, entitled "Better Watch Out For Me" released September 16, 2013. Together with the other contestants, she recorded the single "We Just Don't Care", released September 9, 2013. On September 23, 2013, at the live show she performed "We Just Don't Care", "Better Watch Out For Me" and the'winners song' "Roar" by Katy Perry, she was crowned winner with over 3 million votes, receiving as a prize the chance to record a single licensed by Sony Music Canada.

In March 2014, Sony released the single "Why Do Boys Lie". At the beginning of 2015 Moffet featured on La Voix. Alicia started dating Alexandre Mentink on June 1, 2018, her boyfriend was born on January 25, 1992. On July 20, 2019, Alicia and Alexandre became parents for the first time. Alicia gave birth to a baby girl named Billie Lou Mentink