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New York State Route 17

New York State Route 17 is a major state highway that extends for 397 miles through the Southern Tier and Downstate regions of New York in the United States. It begins at the Pennsylvania state line in Mina and follows the Southern Tier Expressway east through Corning to Binghamton and the Quickway from Binghamton east to Woodbury, where it turns south to follow the Orange Turnpike to the New Jersey state line near Suffern, where it connects to New Jersey Route 17. From the Pennsylvania border to the village of Waverly and from Binghamton to Windsor, NY 17 is concurrent with Interstate 86; the entire east–west portion of NY 17 from the Pennsylvania border to Woodbury will become I-86 as projects to upgrade the route to Interstate Highway standards are completed. At 397 miles, NY 17 is the longest state route in New York, its second-longest highway of any kind besides the Thruway, it serves 11 counties, passes through the cities of Salamanca, Corning and Binghamton, enters the vicinity of several others, including Jamestown and Middletown.

As it proceeds across the state, it intersects many of New York's Interstate and U. S. Highways, including U. S. Route 219 in Salamanca, I-99 and US 15 near Corning, I-81 in Binghamton, I-84 near Middletown; the portion of NY 17 in the vicinity of Waverly is located in Pennsylvania. The route was assigned in 1924, it was moved onto the Quickway and the Southern Tier Expressway as sections of both were completed from the 1950s to the 1980s. Two of NY 17's suffixed routes, NY 17C and NY 17M, follow substantial portions of NY 17's pre-freeway alignment. In 1998, all of NY 17 between the Pennsylvania state line and Harriman was designated as "Future I-86"; the westernmost 177 miles of the route was designated as I-86 one year and the designation has been extended eastward as sections of NY 17 were improved to Interstate Highway standards. Prior to the I-86 designation, NY 17 was part of a 3-state Route 17 along with New Jersey Route 17 and the former Pennsylvania Route 17. NY 17 begins at the point where I-86 crosses the New York–Pennsylvania border in Mina, Chautauqua County.

I-86 heads westward from there to its western terminus at I-90. I-86 and NY 17 continue eastward through the Southern Tier, encountering NY 426 a short distance from the state line prior to meeting NY 76 south of Sherman. East of exit 8, I-86 and NY 17 cross Chautauqua Lake and follow the lake shore eastward to Jamestown, where it connects to NY 60 at exit 12 due north of the city. East of the city, the expressway meets US 62 at exit 14 and is joined by the old Erie Railroad line, which parallels the expressway as it heads across southern New York. Between exits 17 and 18, I-86 and NY 17 cross the Allegheny Reservoir near its northernmost extent. Past NY 280, the freeway runs adjacent to the northern extent of the Allegany State Park and follows the reservoir and the connecting Allegheny River eastward to Salamanca. Near downtown Salamanca, I-86 and NY 17 meet US 219. US 219 joins the expressway east to exit 23 near Carrollton, where it splits from I-86 and NY 17 and heads toward Bradford, forming the eastern edge of the state park as it heads south.

Meanwhile, the expressway continues east to Olean, where it meets NY 417 at exit 24 west of town and NY 16 north of the area. Past Olean, the route drifts northward away from Pennsylvania toward Hornell, where I-86 and NY 17 intersect NY 36. To the east in Avoca, the Southern Tier Expressway meets I-390 at exit 36. I-86 and NY 17 southeast from the junction, passing through Bath on its way an interchange with I-99 and US 15 in Painted Post. Here, I-99 and US 15 begin and head south toward Pennsylvania, while I-86 and NY 17 continue east through Corning to the city of Elmira. From Elmira to Binghamton, NY 17, the Erie Railroad, its old alignments stay close together, they follow the Chemung River to exit 60 and the Susquehanna River from east of exit 61 to Binghamton. Between the two rivers, which intersect in Pennsylvania, the general corridor runs just north of the state line in New York. However, NY 17 itself crosses into Pennsylvania for 1 mile between a point west of exit 60 and a point west of exit 61.

Despite being in Pennsylvania, it is still signed as NY-17, these roadways are still maintained by the New York State Department of Transportation. At the Tioga County line near Waverly, I-86 temporarily terminates as NY 17 continues eastward toward Binghamton. Near downtown Binghamton, NY 17 goes around the side of Prospect Mountain at what is locally known as "Kamikaze Curve". Heading eastbound, the freeway curves left around the hillside, splits into ramps to I-81 north and south, curves right to merge into I-81 south as it passes over the Chenango River. From that point east and southeast about 5 miles, I-81 and NY 17 run concurrently. NY 17 splits from the Erie Railroad and the Susquehanna River to the east into Stilson Hollow. At the end of Stilson Hollo

Martha Fowke

Martha Fowke Martha Sansom, was an English poet associated chiefly with the circle about Aaron Hill. She was the daughter of his wife Mary. Born in Hertfordshire on 1 May 1689 to a family of Roman Catholic gentry, she was educated at home and at boarding school, her mother was less supportive of her daughter's writing than her father. Fowke lived in London after her mother died in 1705 but moved to East Anglia in 1730 with her husband, Arnold Sansom, whom she had married around 1721, their marriage was not happy. Fowke's work started to get public attention in the 1720s when Clio and Strephon was published. Clio was Fowke's "literary" name for herself while Strephon was the poet and journalist William Bond; the book was an exchange of letters in verse and prose, popular enough to be republished twice in Fowke's lifetime. The first edition in 1720 was called The epistles of Clio and Strephon, being a collection of letters that passed between an English Lady, an English Gentleman in France, who took an Affection to each other, by reading accidentally one another's Occasional Compositions both in Prose and Verse.

The third edition in 1732 was published with commentary by John Porter. The title was similar, but started "The platonic lovers..." Other poetry appeared in the monthly Delights for the Ingenious, Anthony Hammond's New Miscellany, Richard Savage's compilation, Miscellaneous Poems and Translationss, the Barbados Gazette. Fowke's poetry sometimes expresses her frustration with the conventional expectations of a woman's place in 18th century society, she did not wish to be limited to a domestic role, was serious about both her literary work and her aspiration for woman and man to be equals in a marriage of true minds. Within her circle of literary acquaintances Fowke had various important friendships, notably with Aaron Hill, her correspondence with him was published after her death as Clio: or, a secret history of the life and amours of the late celebrated Mrs. S-n---m. Written by herself, in a letter to Hillarius. Another of her friends, the poet and painter John Dyer, painted her portrait and expressed devotion to her in two poems written from Wales that appeared, along with her verses in reply, in the Richard Savage miscellany of 1726.

Because of her association with fellow writers as an equal, her former friend and fellow-writer Eliza Haywood attacked Fowke in a scandalous account of her relationships which affected the poet's reputation badly

Sober living houses

Sober living houses called sober homes and sober living environments, are facilities that provide safe housing and supportive, structured living conditions for people exiting drug rehabilitation programs.. SLHs serve as a transitional environment between mainstream society. Many SLHs accept people who are in recovery from substance abuse but have not completed a rehabilitation program. Sober living houses are "alcohol- and drug-free living environments for individuals attempting to maintain abstinence from alcohol and drugs", they are structured around 12-step programs or other recovery methodologies. Residents are required to take drug tests and demonstrate efforts toward long-term recovery. Most SLHs serve only one gender. SLHs catering to young people are known as Sober Colleges; some SLHs offer intensive outpatient services, including on-site medical care. These homes are staffed in shifts by psychiatric nurses and licensed clinical social workers, who provide residents with 24-hour supervision and centralized recovery care.

SLHs may be governed by Sober Living Coalitions or Networks. However, "because there is no formal monitoring of SLHs that are not affiliated with associations or coalitions, it is impossible to provide an exact number of SLHs."Sober living is seen in greater detail in Sober House, a spin-off of Celebrity Rehab, which documents alumni of Celebrity Rehab as they enter such facilities. VH1, which airs both shows, describes sober living thus: A sober living house is an interim step on the path to sobriety where people recovering from addiction can live in a supervised and sober environment with structure and rules, i.e. mandatory curfews and therapeutic meetings. This can, invite corruption when certain people who have never had a position of authority before decide to play God. In this show, celebrity addicts, most of whom have spent the better part of their lives in the throes of addiction, will learn how to start their lives over from the ground up. In many cases maintaining sobriety requires patients to alter everything about their previous lives when they were addicted to alcohol and other drugs.

This could include changing jobs, eliminating friends and abandoning loved ones who are deemed toxic to their sobriety. In some areas, sober homes have been linked to fraudulent insurance scams; this has prompted the proposal of bills that would regulate advertising and require registration for new homes. Each individual SLH will have different requirements for the residents, but many will have these typical requirements: No drugs, violence, or overnight guests Active participation in recovery meetings Random drug and alcohol tests On-time guest fee payments Involvement in either work, school, or an outpatient program General acceptance by peer group at the SLH SLHs have been shown to improve recovery outcomes when utilized in conjunction with 12-step programs. Residences providing a structured schedule of activities tend to improve the likelihood of long-term sobriety. In some cases, sober living homes will contract with licensed drug rehab centers and therapists as a means for providing an greater level of care.

These types of sober livings do tend to charge higher fees, they are able to provide a affordable alternative to what would otherwise constitute high-priced inpatient treatment. Halfway house Oxford House

Elman Huseynov

Elman Huseynov oglu Suleyman was an Azerbaijani commander, National Hero of Azerbaijan. Huseynov was born in Azadkarakoyunlu village of Tartar on February 28, 1952, he studied at Garagoyunlu village secondary school in 1958-1968. He was admitted to the Hydromelioration faculty of Azerbaijan State Polytechnics Institute in 1968 and graduated in 1973 with a degree in engineering, he served as lieutenant in Akalkalaki city of Georgia of in 1973-1975. He studied at Baku Supreme Party School in 1980-1982, he worked as the Chairman of the People Control Committee of Tartar region in 1982-1985, the First Deputy Chairman of Tartar Region People's Deputies Executive Committee in 1985-1988, Chief of the Tartarchay Hydroxide Exploitation Office in 1988-1990 and as an Instructor at the Regional Party Committee. He was elected to Regional Soviet several times, he graduated from the National Economy Management Institute under the Cabinet of Ministers with Honors Diploma. He had three children. Although he worked at high level state positions, he applied to the Ministry of Defense regarding voluntarily establishment of the tabor for defense of Tartar in 1991.

He took an active part in releasing of Aghdara and surrounding settlements from the Armenian soldiers. A number of soldiers of Armenian side were killed and their technical equipment were damaged as a result of the battle operations under his personal leadership, he was injured at the battles twice. On January 14, 1993, he died in a battle around the village of Vank. Elman Huseynov oglu Suleyman was posthumously awarded the honorary title of the "National Hero of Azerbaijan" under Presidential Decree No. 262, dated January 15, 1995. He was buried in Garagoyunlu village of Tartar District. One of the streets in Tartar District and a museum were named after him. Nagorno-Karabakh War List of National Heroes of Azerbaijan Vugar Asgerov. National Heroes of Azerbaijan. Bakı: "Dərələyəz-M", 2010, səh. 120. Hüseynov Elman Elman Hüseynov Tofig Yusif "Ölümlə üz-üzə", Hüquq Ədəbiyyatı-2008. Səh.20-21

St. Thomas Church, Kalamassery

St. Thomas Marthoma Church Kalamassery, is a prominent Christian parish of the KottayamKochi diocese under the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar; this parish forms the worship place for all the Marthomites in Changampuzha Nagar, Muttam, NAD, Shanthinagar and South Kalamassery. The nearest Marthoma parishes are in Palarivattom Kakanad and Aluva. In the year 1959, about nine families who were the part of Aluva Marthoma church started a small and active prayer group, they bought 27 cents of land near HMT Road. The Most Rev. Dr. Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mar Thoma Valiya Metropolitan laid the foundation of the chapel in 1963; the chapel was elevated as parish in 1966. One of the major reconstruction of the church building was on 1997; the present strength of the parish is about 300 families and 2000 members. Since 2016 is the Golden Jubilee year for the parish, the Golden jubilee committee scheduled and charted numerous programs and events for one year; the program's were conceived under the leadership of Rev. Dr. John Joseph and Prof. M. Thomas Mathew.

The parish has initiated some of the major social causes during the Golden Jubilee year The golden Jubilee celebrations were inaugurated on 8 November 2015. The following are the notable initiatives † The pain and palliative program of the church - Friend in Need is a movement that take care of the sick and week people in the Kalamassery region. † Snehakoodu is a fellowship for the elderly people, where they gather and share their great moments and spent their time creatively. † Free Medical Consultation for the poor † Medical and poor aid program for education and homeless † Bazhaza – the distribution of school kits to children in tribal areas The church witnessed the presence of eminent personalities, seminars and live music performances during the golden Jubilee year. The notable names are Alphons Joseph, Benny Prasad, V. D. Satheesan, P. Rajeev, Fr. Bobby Jose Kattikad, Kochouseph Chittilappilly, Glorious Choir team etc. St Thomas Marthoma church Kalamassery organized a music show against drug abuse by Hillsong International Leadership College on 2 October 2016 at Ernakulam Durbar Hall ground, Cochin.

1. Edavaka Mission 2. Yuvajana Sakhyam 3. Pain & Palliative 4. Welfare Trust 5. Sevika Sangam 6. Sunday School 7. Young Couples association 8. Choir

The Sad Whistle

The Sad Whistle is a 1949 Japanese drama film directed by Miyoji Ieki. Yasumi HaraKenzo Tanaka Mieko Ishii Takashi Kanda – Yamaguchi Hibari Misora – Mitsuko Tanaka Mitsuyo Mizushima Ichiro Shimizu Ichiro Sugai Shin Tokudaiji – Yoshimura Keiko Tsushima Yoshindo Yamaji – Yasuda Hibari after her controversial prepubescent years, was therefore "publicly criticized for her blatant eroticism", and, when she was offered the leading role in 1949 drama The Sorrowful Whistle by Miyoji Ieki; as stated by Shamon, this transformation occurred in Hibari's first starring role, in the film Sorrowful Whistle, which dramatizes an uneasy reconciliation of a childlike Hibari with her previous adult stage persona. The film achieves this by casting Hibari as a war orphan and emphasizing her innocence while at the same time showcasing her talent at singing by making the climax of the plot her stage performance of the song "Sorrowful Whistle" in a tuxedo and top hat, an outfit reminiscent of her scandalous stage career.

The way Hibari's performance of the song is reconciled within the film highlights the larger process of how her image was repackaged as childlike and innocent. The film Sorrowful Whistle or The Sad Whistle, domesticates the eroticism of the song by altering the meaning of the lyric about sexual love between adults into familial love between brother and sister. In the film, Hibari plays a young war orphan, Tanaka Mitsuko, searching for her older brother Kenzō, a repatriated soldier. Within the diegesis of the film, Kenzō, a composer, teaches his unpublished song "Sorrowful Whistle" to his little sister Mitsuko before he leaves for the front; the song becomes a token of the means by which they hope to find each other. Mitsuko sings the song throughout the film; when she speaks of her brother, she tearfully repeats the line "we'll meet again someday" tying the song's message to the central conflict of the film: her separation from her brother. In this way, the film contains the sexuality of the song by changing its message from sexual to familial love, a theme appropriate to an eleven-year-old girl.

As a character, Mitsuko undergoes changes on several levels: from war orphan to happy child in a new family and from tomboy to feminine girl. These changes underscore the transformation of Hibari, the actress, from freakish stage act to mainstream film star and from child celebrity to national symbol of proper Japanese girlhood. During this process, her imitation of adults is contained but still never disappears entirely. At the start of the film, Mitsuko is homeless, dressed as a boy, living by the docks in Yokohama with day laborers. An itinerant violinist named Fujikawa and his adult daughter find and adopt her, although they too live in dire poverty; the Fujikawas teach her to dress and act like a girl, but Mitsuko's rehabilitation cannot be complete until she is reunited with her brother, Kenzō. In the film's climax, Kenzō finds Mitsuko as she is performing "Sorrowful Whistle" onstage in a nightclub, the song itself becomes the token by which he knows her, he rushes toward the stage, when Mitsuko sees him, she runs off the stage toward him.

Rather than laughing or shouting, they embrace and she sobs violently. In this moment of reunion, Hibari stands in for the thousands of womenand girls who in 1949 were still waiting for brothers and husbands who would never return home from the war. Hibari's performance elevates the film from mere star vehicle to an expression of national grief and suffering. In the end, a new family is formed: Kenzō has coincidentally met and fallen in love with Fujikawa's daughter, the young couple become surrogate parents for Mitsuko; the image of innocent girlhood at the end of the film overshadows but does not erase the suggestion of Hibari's controversial stage persona, which still appears at some moments in Sorrowful Whistle. The single with the title song became a bestselling record for Hibari Misora selling more than 45 million copies in Japan. Shamon, Deborah. "Misora Hibari and the Girl Star in Postwar Japanese Cinema" Signs vol.35, no.1, 2009, pp. 131–155. JSTOR, The Sad Whistle on IMDb clips at YouTube: Misora Hibari in Kanashiki Kuchibue on YouTube Video on YouTube Video on YouTube Video on YouTube