Llan Ffestiniog known as Ffestiniog or Llan, is a village in Gwynedd, north Wales, lying south of Blaenau Ffestiniog. Llan Ffestiniog is the older of the two communities, with its church and other buildings predating most of Blaenau Ffestiniog; the population was given as 864 in the 2011 census. Attractions near the village include the Rhaeadr Cynfal waterfalls and the remains of the Tomen-y-Mur Roman fort and amphitheatre. A decommissioned nuclear power station lies south of the village, at Trawsfynydd. Situated in the square opposite the Pengwern Arms, is the oldest dwelling and established business in the area, Meirion House, a Grade II* listed building, its name is derived from the county of Meirionydd, the core of the building is thought to date back to 1411. Several annexes were added on over the years, with a business established in 1726, it has retained much of its original character, including the original pitch pine and oak beams and lath and plaster ceiling, slate floors and inglenook fireplace with inset cast iron double oven.
There is a headstone inlaid in the slate floor, part of, under the second stairway, believed to have been constructed in the late 19th century. Part of Meirion House was once a small drover's bank, known as Banc yr Ddafad Ddu. In the early 19th century, it was a drapers shop. In the early 20th century, it became a guest house with the original visitors book dating back to 1909, it was used extensively by cyclists and was at one time the official quarters of the National Cyclists Union. In the visitors book there is an entry referencing the ghost of "Elizabeth"; the house was owned by Thomas John Wynn, 5th Baron Newborough until 1925, when it was sold to Robert Thomas Williams. During World War II, officials from the National Gallery stayed there, whilst working at the Cwt y Bugail quarry, used to house the nation's art galleries' treasures; the houses next door were built on the site of Abbey Arms, an old coaching inn, which once had its own stables. Elizabeth Gaskell, the Victorian era writer whose novels and short stories were a critique of the era's inequality in industrial cities and of its attitudes towards women, was fond of Ffestiniog.
Mr and Mrs Gaskell spent some time there on their wedding tour. On another visit in 1844, it was at the inn there that their young son William caught scarlet fever, from which he died, it was to turn her thoughts from her bereavement that she took her husband's advice and began to write her first novel, Mary Barton. George Borrow wrote about Ffestiniog and its church-side pub, the Pengwern, in his travelogue Wild Wales, he says, Ffestiniog railway station opened on 29 May 1868. It was closed to passenger services on 2 January 1960. There are several bus services running. Festiniog and Blaenau Railway Ffestiniog Landscape photographs in and around Blaenau Ffestiniog www.geograph.co.uk: photos of Llan Ffestiniog and surrounding area
Great White Whale is the debut album by the Canadian rock band and Whisper. The album was in the works for about a year and was released on February 12, 2008. A music video was shot in Pittsburgh for the album's first single, "XOXOXO." The album reached number 17 on iTunes's top 100 albums in its first week on sale. All lyrics are written by Charles David Furney. Furney said the band might put both of the Japanese bonus tracks on iTunes if they receive enough public demand; the tracks Blonde Monster and You Are Familiar are about a dream that Charles Furney, the band's lead vocalist, had about a faceless person that he hadn't seen before but who he thought was comforting. It's about; the first demo and third song on the album "Vanishings", was written about Charles past band experiences with labels and bandmates. The single, XOXOXO deals with an unbalanced relationship where the individual is going through a lot of trouble but the other person is carefree, it reflects the confusion that comes with cuckolding.
The Actress is about going to the movies, the nature of escapism from reality. Furney said in an interview that Spider Besider is about leaving the band thebleedingalarm and having trouble looking for work back in his home town; the first job he could get was as a waiter at a Chinese restaurant. He noticed that the other employees' names were only three letter names, he asked them if they were their real names; the other employees said no, so he asked them their real names. And the first person to answer said, he asked why they didn't use their own names, they said because no one would remember them or be able to pronounce them. The song is about how ridiculous it is that people have to leave their culture just to fit in in North American society. Looming Moon is about Charles' thoughts, their second demo, "Attacker", was written about the ghost of Charles' brother. Lovers tells the story of Charles' mother's adoption. A naval sailor, ashore for one night, meets a married woman, they have a one-night stand resulting in a pregnancy.
When the woman's husband discovers the pregnancy, he forces her to give it up. It is revealed that the child is in fact Charles' mother. Great White Whale is a story about a lonely man who decides to hunt down the greatest creature he can find, he locks it in a tower. He sets the whale free after the animal kingdom revolts and he discovers that he has upset the balance of nature; some themes explored in the song include loneliness and dealing with grief. Produced by: Travis Saunders, Danny McBride, Secret & Whisper Mixed by: Jeff Schneweis at Old Sailor Studios Mastered by: Troy Glessner at Spectre South A&R: Jimmy Ryan Management: Mark Lafay at Middle Coast Management Legal: Shawna Hilleary at The Artist Law GroupAll songs written and performed by Secret & Whisper All lyrics by Charles David Furney Seesaw Music Playground Art Direction by: Invisible Creature, Inc. Illustration & Design by: Ryan Clark for Invisible Creature, Inc. Band photograph by: Christina Tomaras
Verses Dedicatory: 18 Previously Unpublished Poems is a collection of poetry by fantasy author Lord Dunsany, edited by Lin Carter. It was first published in paperback as a chapbook by Charnel House as no. 2 in The Charnel House Chapbooks Series in 1985. The book collects eighteen poems hand-written by the author on the flyleaves of copies of several of his published books; the copies in which the poems were found and from which they were taken are from the library of Hazel Littlefield. The titles assigned the poems are those of the books; the collection includes an introduction by the editor. "Introduction" "Wandering Songs" "The Story of Mona Sheehy" "Tales of Three Hemispheres" "Rory and Bran" "Donellan Lectures" "The King of Elfland's Daughter" "The Sirens Wake" "Jorkens Has a Large Whiskey" "The Blessings of Pan" "Plays for Earth and Air" "Don Rodriguez" "My Ireland" "Unhappy Far-Off Things" "My Talks with Dean Spanley" "Alexander and Three Small Plays" "The Curse of the Wise Woman" "To Awaken Pegasus" "The Book of Wonder" Joshi, S.
T.. Lord Dunsany: a Bibliography / by S. T. Joshi and Darrell Schweitzer. Metuchen, N. J.: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. p. 33
Winthrop is a small unincorporated community in Warren Township, Warren County, in the U. S. state of Indiana. Winthrop was platted on March 1884 by farmer Jacob Morgan Rhode. A north/south line of the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad known as the "Coal Road" served the town in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Operated after 1922 as the Chicago and Southern Railroad, it deteriorated in the 1930s and was scrapped around 1945. Few traces of the route remain. Winthrop is located about 1.5 miles east of Indiana State Road 55 and about 6.5 miles north of the county seat of Williamsport, at an elevation of 680 feet. The West Fork of Kickapoo Creek flows to the west and south of town
The Ibuki class called the Kurama class, was a ship class of two large armoured cruisers built for the Imperial Japanese Navy after the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905. These ships reflected Japanese experiences during that war as they were designed to fight side-by-side with battleships and were given an armament equal to, or superior to existing Japanese battleships; the development of the battlecruiser the year before Ibuki was completed made her and her sister ship Kurama obsolete before they were completed because the foreign battlecruisers were much more armed and faster. Both ships played a small role in World War I as they unsuccessfully hunted for the German East Asia Squadron and the commerce-raider SMS Emden and protected troop convoys in the Pacific Ocean shortly after the war began; the ships were sold for scrap in 1923 in accordance with the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty. The Ibuki-class ships were ordered during the Russo-Japanese War, on 31 January 1905, as Tsukuba-class armored cruisers.
Before construction began, they were redesigned to incorporate 8-inch guns in four twin turrets rather than the dozen 6-inch guns in single mounts of the earlier ships. This required a larger hull to fit the turrets and thus more power from additional boilers to keep the same speed as the Tsukuba-class ships; these ships were given battleship-grade armament to overpower existing armored cruisers and were intended to fight in the battleline with battleships, much as had the two Kasuga-class armored cruisers had done in the Battles of the Yellow Sea and Tsushima during the Russo-Japanese War. While more powerful than existing armored cruisers, the appearance of the British Invincible class in 1908 with their armament of eight 12-inch guns and speed of 25 knots rendered these ships obsolete before they were commissioned, they were reclassified as battlecruisers in 1912. The ships had an overall length of 485 feet and a length between perpendiculars of 450 feet, a beam of 75 feet 6 inches, a normal draught of 26 feet 1 inch.
They displaced 14,636 long tons at normal load and 15,595 long tons at full load 900 long tons more than the earlier ships. The crew enlisted men, they had a metacentric height of 2 feet 11.5 inches. Both ships were intended to be powered by vertical triple-expansion steam engines, but the long construction delays suffered by Ibuki made it possible for her to serve as a test-bed for the steam turbine. Four sets of Curtis turbines were ordered from the Fore River Shipbuilding Co. two each for Ibuki and the battleship Aki. A month the Japanese paid $100,000 for a manufacturing license for the turbines. Ibuki was equipped with two turbine sets, each driving one shaft, which developed a total of 24,000 shaft horsepower, intended to give a maximum speed of 22.5 knots. They used steam provided by 18 mixed-firing, superheater-equipped Miyabara water-tube boilers, with a working pressure of 17 kg/cm2, that sprayed fuel oil on the coal to increase its burn rate. Performance during Ibuki's initial sea trials on 12 August 1909 was unsatisfactory as she only reached 20.87 knots despite the turbines exceeding their power rating with 27,353 shp.
The turbines were subsequently modified and the propellers were changed in an attempt to rectify the problem, but with only limited success. The ship ran her full-power trials again on 23 June 1910 and reached a speed of 21.16 knots from 28,977 shp. Kurama used the traditional pair of four-cylinder reciprocating steam engines with a power rating of 22,500 indicated horsepower, 2,000 indicated horsepower more than the older ships, she used the same type of boiler as Ibuki and derived the additional power from the addition of four boilers, for a total of 28, which required an additional funnel. The ships carried a maximum of 2,000 long tons of coal and an additional 215 long tons of fuel oil although their range is unknown; the Ibuki-class armored cruisers were armed with four 45-caliber 12-inch 41st Year Type guns, mounted in twin-gun hydraulically powered centreline turrets. The guns had an elevation range of −3°/+23° and loaded their rounds at an angle of +5°, although loading at any angle up to +13° was theoretically possible.
They fired 850-pound projectiles at a muzzle velocity of 2,800 ft/s. The intermediate armament was much heavier than the older ships, with four twin-gun turrets equipped with 45-calibre 8-inch 41st Year Type guns mounted on each side; the guns could be elevated to +30 °. Their 254-pound projectiles were fired at a muzzle velocity of 2,495 ft/s. Defense against torpedo boats was provided by fourteen 40-caliber 4.7-inch 41st Year Type quick-firing guns, all but two of which were mounted in casemates in the sides of the hull. The gun fired a 45-pound shell at a muzzle velocity of 2,150 ft/s; the ships were equipped with four 40-caliber 12-pounder 12 cwt QF guns and four 23-caliber 12-pounder QF guns on high-angle mounts. Both of these guns fired 12.5-pound shells with muzzle velocities of 2,300 ft/s and 1,500 feet per second respectively. In addition, the cruisers were fitted with three submerged 18-inch torpedo tubes, one on each broadside and one in the stern; each tube was provided with two normal torpedoes.
The Stolpersteine in Croatia lists the Stolpersteine in the Republic of Croatia. Stolpersteine is the German name for stumbling blocks collocated all over Europe by German artist Gunter Demnig, they remember the fate of the Nazi victims being murdered, exiled or driven to suicide. The stumbling blocks are posed in front of the building where the victims had their last self-chosen residence; until now in Croatia there has been only one collocation of Stolpersteine—in 2013 in the Adriatic town Rijeka. From 1466, this town was under Habsburg rule for four and half centuries, at last with two-thirds of its inhabitants being of Italian descent. Thereafter, Rijeka was independent for some years. From 1924 to the end of WW2, the city belonged to Italy; the name of the Stolpersteine in Croatian is Kamen spoticanja, in Italian: pietre d'inciampo. The list is sortable; the collocation in Rijeka took place on 21 May 2013. For both victims two Stolpersteine were posed, one in Croatian and one in Italian; the planned collocation of a Stolperstein for Branko Lustig in Osijek on 22 May 2013 has not taken place.