The John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge is a six-lane, single-deck cantilever bridge that carries southbound Interstate 65 across the Ohio River, connecting Louisville and Jeffersonville, Indiana; the main span is 700 feet and the bridge has a total length of 2,498 feet. The span carries six southbound lanes, it is named after U. S. President John F. Kennedy. Designed by the Louisville engineering firm of Hazelet & Erdal, construction began in the spring of 1961 and completed in late 1963 at a cost of $10 million; the span was unnamed when U. S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963. Four days Kentucky Governor Bert T. Combs announced that there was wide agreement that the bridge would be named in Kennedy's honor; the bridge was dedicated and opened for northbound traffic on December 6, southbound traffic began flowing a few weeks later. Between the late 1990s and 2006, the bridge was covered with rust-like spots and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet had failed in attempts to rectify this, a subject of local controversy.
The state twice paid contractors to repaint the bridge who failed to do so. The attempts cost with little apparent result; the first of the two contracts, awarded in 1999, ended two years in a bribery scandal that resulted in criminal prosecution. In October 2006, the state awarded a $14.7 million contract to Intech Contracting of Lexington to paint half the bridge by the summer of 2007. The new contract differed in that the project was split in two, the original plans for a three color paint scheme were replaced with a simpler all beige colored one; the southernmost portion of the bridge was completed in three colors, although this will be painted over. On December 5, 2007, the painting project was completed at a cost of $59 million which included the two previous failed painting projects. In 2013, Kentucky broke ground on a second span as part of the Ohio River Bridges Project, a project to relieve traffic congestion in the Louisville area; the Abraham Lincoln Bridge, a cable-stayed bridge that opened in December 2015, carried all Interstate 65 traffic over the Ohio River while the Kennedy Bridge received a new deck.
The Kennedy Bridge now carries six lanes of southbound I-65 traffic, while the Lincoln Bridge carries six lanes of northbound I-65 traffic. The Kennedy Bridge reopened in three phases during the final months of 2016; the first phase saw one lane reopen on September 30 for traffic traveling from surface streets in Jeffersonville to I-65. In the second phase, which took effect on October 10, the bridge reopened for I-65 through traffic, carrying five lanes of southbound traffic; the final phase was the reopening of the exit ramp from the bridge to westbound I-64, closed for nearly a year, on November 14. Tolling began in December 2016. Kennedy Interchange List of crossings of the Ohio River Ohio River Bridges Project, the highway project which included the repurposing of this bridge for southbound traffic only John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge at Kentuckyroads.com Forum to discuss the bridge
Reid Kerr College was a further education college in Paisley, Renfrewshire. According to its website, it was one of the fastest growing further education institutions in Scotland with over 20,000 students, 650 staff and 300 courses. Reid Kerr offered a range of courses in a variety of areas including business & management, computing & e-commerce, hospitality, hairdressing & beauty, sport, health & care, creative arts, languages and support for learning. Courses were available on a full-time, part-time, day or evening basis or by distance learning and covered a range of levels from Highers, NC, HNC and HND to professional qualifications; the College provided training and staff development customised to meet business and commercial needs and assists in the development and growth of businesses. The college student association was a member of the National Union of Students and was there to support the students and ensure that they had a voice, it was administered by two elected paid students, a President and Vice President, along with the elected Executive Committee to represent students on all levels.
The last President was Michelle McCrorie and last Vice President was John Black. Reid Kerr College is now the Paisley Campus of West College Scotland. On 28 June 2012, the Board of Management along with the boards of Clydebank College and James Watt College gave their support to a merger and the creation of a new college for the West Region of Scotland; the Principal and Chief Executive of the new college is Audrey Cumberford. On 1 August 2013, merger was achieved. Reid Kerr College is now the Paisley Campus of West College Scotland; the first Student President of the new college campus is Michelle McCorie. Continuing Education Adult education Official Team Formed In This College College web site College Library website Distance Learning Website
Country Junkie is the sixth studio album by Canadian country music artist Gord Bamford. It was released on October 2013 by Cache/Sony Music Canada. Bamford premiered the first single, "When Your Lips Are So Close", at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards in September 2013. Country Junkie was nominated for Country Album of the Year at the 2014 Juno Awards. Dustin Blumhagen of Country Standard Time gave the album a positive review, writing that "there are plenty of funny songs and party songs, but Bamford excels when he uses his voice to channel emotion into love ballads." Shenieka Russell-Metcalf of Top Country gave the album four and a half stars out of five, saying that it "gives us a good mix of catchy songs and songs that hit close to our hearts."
Berlin-Schönholz is a railway station in Berlin, Germany. It is located on the Berlin Northern Railway line in the Reinickendorf locality, though named after the adjacent Schönholz quarter of the neighbouring Niederschönhausen district. From here the western Kremmen Railway branch line leads to Kremmen; the station is served by several local bus lines. The station was opened on July 1877 under the name Reinickendorf, it only had one outdoor platform. In 1878 the station was renamed Schönholz. In 1884 the station was renamed again to Schönholz-Reinickendorf. In 1893, the outer platform was replaced by a central platform. At the same time the Kremmen Railway was opened. In 1896 the station got a reception building. Between 1901 and 1903 the station would have been in the way of a new road and in the course of this work the station was rebuilt; the old reception building was demolished. At the same time as Northern Railway got its own track pair, the Kremmen Railway was separated, so the station was served only by suburban trains.
From June 5, 1925, the first electric trains operated on this route. As a result, the station became an S-Bahn station. With the electrification of the Kremmen Railway two years mixed operation with steam locomotives was ended. In May 1938, the station was renamed Berlin-Schönholz. In 1945, there was no traffic for several weeks due to the war. On January 9, 1984, management of the West Berlin S-Bahn was transferred from the German Reichsbahn to the BVG. Both routes using the station were shut down and the station was closed, it was soon reopened on October 1984, to serve the route to Frohnau. In 1995, the Kremmen Railway was reopened only to Tegel, since 1998 to Hennigsdorf. Station information
Polar alignment is the act of aligning the rotational axis of a telescope's equatorial mount or a sundial's gnomon with a celestial pole to parallel Earth's axis. The method to use differs depending on whether the alignment is taking place in daylight or in night. Furthermore, the method differs if the alignment is done in the Northern Hemisphere or Southern Hemisphere; the purpose of the alignment must be considered. In the Northern hemisphere, sighting Polaris the North Star is the usual procedure for aligning a telescope mount's polar axis parallel to the Earth's axis. Polaris is three quarters of a degree from the North Celestial Pole, is seen by the naked eye. Σ Octantis, sometimes known as the South Star, can be sighted in the Southern hemisphere to perform polar alignment. At magnitude +5.6, it is difficult for inexperienced observers to locate in the sky. Its declination of -88° 57′ 23″ places it 1° 2′ 37" from the South Celestial Pole. An closer star BQ Octantis of magnitude +6.9 lies 10' from the South Pole as of 2016.
Although not visible to the naked eye, it is visible in most polar'scopes. (It will lie its closest to the South Pole, namely 9', in the year 2027. In the Northern hemisphere, rough alignment can be done by visually aligning the axis of the telescope mount with Polaris. In the Southern hemisphere or places where Polaris is not visible, a rough alignment can be performed by ensuring the mount is level, adjusting the latitude adjustment pointer to match the observer's latitude, aligning the axis of the mount with true south or north by means of a magnetic compass.. This method can sometimes be adequate for general observing through the eyepiece or for wide angle astro-imaging with a tripod-mounted camera. There are ways to improve the accuracy of this method. For example, instead of reading the latitude scale directly, a calibrated precision inclinometer can be used to measure the altitude of the polar axis of the mount. If the setting circles of the mount are used to find a bright object of known coordinates, the object should mismatch only as to azimuth, so that centring the object by adjusting the azimuth of the mount should complete the polar alignment process.
This provides enough accuracy to allow tracked telephoto images of the sky. For astro-imaging through a lens or telescope of significant magnification, a more accurate alignment method is necessary to refine the rough alignment, using one of the three following approaches. An alignment suitable for visual observation and short exposure imaging can be achieved with a polarscope; this is a low magnification telescope mounted co-axially with the mount. A special reticle is used to align the mount with Polaris. While primitive polarscopes needed the careful adjustment of the mount to match the time of year and day, this process can be simplified using computer apps which calculate the correct position of the reticle. A new-style northern-hemisphere reticle uses a'clock-face' style with 72 divisions and circles to compensate for the drift of polaris over around thirty years. Use of this reticle can allow alignment to within two. Drift alignment is a method to refine the polar alignment; the method is based on attempting to track stars in the sky using the clock drive.
Adjustments are made to reduce the drift, the process is repeated until the tracking is satisfactory. For the polar axis altitude adjustment, one can attempt to track a star low in the west. For the azimuth adjustment, one attempts to track a star close to the meridian, with declination about 20° from the equator, in the hemisphere opposite of the observing location. For telescopes combined with an imaging camera connected to a computer it is possible to achieve accurate polar alignment by aligning it identifying the exact field of view when aimed at stars near the pole -'plate solving'; the telescope is rotated ninety degrees around its right ascension axis and a new'plate solve' carried out. The error in the point around which the images rotate compared to the true pole is calculated automatically and the operator can be given simple instructions to adjust the mount for close polar alignment. A crosshair eyepiece is an ordinary ocular with the only difference that it has a crosshair for aiming and measurement of the angular distance.
This is useful in any type of polar alignment, but in drift. A small telescope with an etched reticle, inserted into the rotational axis of the mount. Celestial pole Setting circles Inertial guidance system Tpoint How to polar align your equatorial mount - Celestron Using an EQ Mount - Simple Polar Alignment for Beginners at Astro-Baby Drift method of polar alignment - Astrosurf LX200 polar alignment procedure - Philip Perkins
Humberto Valentino Robinson was a middle relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1955 through 1960 for the Milwaukee Braves, Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies. Listed at 6 ft 1 in, 155 lb, Robinson threw right-handed, he was born in Panama. Robinson was the first Panamanian-born player to appear in a Major League game, he debuted with the Braves on April 20, 1955. In an eight-season career, Robinson posted an 8–13 record with a 3.25 ERA and four saves in 102 appearances, including seven starts and two complete games, giving up 77 earned runs on 189 hits and 90 walks while striking out 114 in 213.0 innings of work. In 10 minor league seasons, Robinson compiled a record of 122–84 with a 3.05 ERA for nine different teams. He was a main force in the pitching staff of Panamanian teams during the first stage of the Caribbean Series. Robinson died in New York at the age of 79, due to complications from Alzheimer's disease. Before debuting in the majors, Robinson set a South Atlantic League record with 23 wins in 1954.
He is notable for reporting a US$1500 offer to throw a game in 1959. List of Major League Baseball players from Panama Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference Retrosheet Humberto Robinson at Find a Grave