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Old Lyme, Connecticut

Old Lyme is a coastal town in New London County, United States. The town has several beach areas; the Main Street of the town, Lyme Street, is a historic district with several homes once owned by sea captains. The town has a thriving art community; the town is named after England. The US headquarters of Sennheiser is located in Old Lyme, as is Callaway Cars, the Florence Griswold Museum, the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, the Lyme Art Association. Old Lyme and its neighboring town Lyme are the namesake for Lyme disease; the town of Old Lyme contains several villages, including Black Hall, Lyme and South Lyme. The total population of the town was 7,603 at the 2010 census. Old Lyme is a community of about 7,600 permanent residents, in addition to several thousand seasonal vacationers who occupy a seaside community of summer residences, it is located on the east bank of the Connecticut River at its confluence with the Long Island Sound, across the river from Old Saybrook on the west bank. Numerous examples of Colonial and Federal architecture can be found throughout the town.

The town of Lyme was set off from Saybrook, on the west bank of the river mouth, on February 13, 1665. South Lyme was incorporated from Lyme in 1855 renamed Old Lyme in 1857 because it contains the oldest-settled portion of the "Lymes". Old Lyme occupies about 27 square miles of shoreline, tidal marsh, inland wetlands and forested hills, its neighbor to the north is the town of Lyme, to the east is East Lyme. Other placenames from the same root are South Lyme; the placename "Lyme" derives from Lyme Regis, a small port on the coast of Dorset, from which it is believed the early settlers migrated in the 17th century. The picturesque Old Lyme Cemetery contains the graves of the original settlers; the Duck River flows into the Connecticut River at Watch Rock Park. Lyme disease was named after the town, it was discovered in 1975 after a mysterious outbreak of what appeared to be juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in children who lived in Lyme and Old Lyme. See main page Old Lyme Art ColonyThe Florence Griswold House in Old Lyme housed an art colony for many years in the early 20th century to many prominent American Impressionist painters.

The Lyme Art Colony included Childe Hassam, Edward Charles Volkert, Willard Metcalf, Wilson Irvine, Henry Ward Ranger, among many others. These artists made Old Lyme a thriving art community; the Griswold House was transformed into an art museum, the Florence Griswold Museum, or affectionately called "Flo Gris", by residents of Old Lyme. Many American Impressionist paintings of the era are of subjects in and around the Griswold House and are featured in the museum, along with many other works and personal possessions of the artists who frequented there; the building of the Old Lyme Congregational Church is known for the many paintings that have been made of it, most notably by Childe Hassam. Bennett Rockshelter Florence Griswold House and Museum — 96 Lyme St. Lieutenant River III Site Lieutenant River IV Site Lieutenant River No. 2 Natcon Site Old Lyme Historic District — Lyme Street from Shore Road to Sill Lane, Old Boston Post Road from Sill Lane to Rose Lane Peck Tavern — 1 Sill Lane Springbank — 69 Neck Road Jim Calhoun, head coach of the University of Connecticut's men's basketball team, which won three national championships, and, enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005.

Keep Your Distance

Keep Your Distance is the debut album by the British band Curiosity Killed the Cat, released in April 1987. It debuted at #1 on the UK Albums Chart, is their only album to chart on the Billboard 200, reaching #55. All songs written by Curiosity Killed Toby Anderson except as indicated. "Misfit" – 4:03 "Down to Earth" – 4:19 "Free" – 4:00 "Know What You Know" – 3:50 "Curiosity Killed the Cat" – 3:20 "Ordinary Day" – 3:51 "Mile High" – 4:04 "Red Lights" – 5:33 "Shallow Memory" – 4:25Original CD bonus tracks"Misfit" – 7:03 "Down to Earth" – 5:58 "Ordinary Day" – 5:22 "Mile High" – 8:102010 reissue bonus tracks"Bullet" – 3:40 "Man" – 3:33 "Corruption" – 5:26

Bothrops atrox

Bothrops atrox — known as the common lancehead, fer-de-lance, barba amarilla and mapepire balsain — is a venomous pit viper species found in the tropical lowlands of northern South America east of the Andes. No subspecies are recognized; the common lancehead was one of the many reptile and amphibian species described by Linnaeus in the landmark 1758 10th edition of his Systema Naturae, where it was given the binomial name of Coluber atrox. Common names include lancehead, fer-de-lance, barba amarilla, mapepire balsain, among others; the Spanish common name barba amarilla, an allusion to the pale yellow chin color, is used in English. In Colombia, it is known as talla equis. In Guyana and Suriname, it is called labarria. In Peru, it is called aroani, ihdóni, jergón, jergón de la selva, macánchi, machacú, marashar and nashipkit. In Venezuela, it is called mapanare; the jergón name is an allusion to the x-like markings of the color pattern. In Ecuador and Panama, these x-like markings have led to the snake being referred to as equis.

In Trinidad it is known as mapepire balsain. In Bolivia it is called Yoperojobobo. In Brazil the common names are Jararaca-do-norte; the taxonomy of this species is controversial. B. asper was included in this species, but most authorities now consider it distinct. A terrestrial species, adults grow to a total length 75–125 cm and are moderately heavy-bodied. Reports of the maximum size are not clear, as this species is confused with B. asper. Soini mentioned of a series of 80 specimens collected in northeastern Peru, the largest was a female of 138.8 cm. The largest specimen measured by Campbell and Lamar was a female with a total length of 162 cm; the scalation includes 23-29 rows of dorsal scales at midbody, 169-214 and 177-214 ventral scales in males and females 52-86 subcaudal scales in males, which are divided, 47-72 subcaudals in females. On the head, the rostral scale is about as high, or higher, than it is wide. There are three to 11 keeled intersupraocular scales, seven to 13 sublabial scales and six to 9 supralabial scales, the second of, fused with the prelacunal to form a lacunolabial.

The color pattern is variable, including a ground color that may be olive, tan, yellow, or rusty. The body markings are variable, as is the degree of contrast: in some specimens the pattern is well defined, while in others it may be absent. In general, the body pattern consists of a series of dorsolateral blotches, rectangular or trapezoidal in shape, which extend from the first scale row to the middle of the back; these blotches may oppose or alternate across the midline fusing to form bands. They have pale borders, which in some cases may be prominent, may be invaded from below by tan or gray pigment dividing them into pairs of ventrolateral spots; the belly may be white, cream or yellowish gray, with an increasing amount of gray to black mottling posteriorly that may fade again under the tail. The head does not have any markings other than a moderately wide postocular stripe that runs from behind the eye back to the angle of the mouth; the iris is bronze, with varying amounts of black reticulation, while the tongue is black.

This species is found in the tropical lowlands of South America east of the Andes, including southeastern Colombia and eastern Venezuela, the island of Trinidad, Suriname, French Guiana, eastern Ecuador, eastern Peru, northern Bolivia and the northern half of Brazil. The type locality is listed as "Asia", a mistake. Schmidt and Walker proposed this be corrected to "Surinam". Despite the vast destruction of rain forests, it is among the most numerous and common of pit vipers and is not endangered. In Trinidad, it prefers wet forests from sea level to 940 m. Although terrestrial, it is an excellent swimmer and climbs trees when necessary to reach prey. Nocturnal, it may forage at any time of the day, though, if necessary; these snakes are easily agitated. The main diet includes small mammals and birds, but frogs and tarantulas. Larger prey is struck and released, after which it is tracked down via its scent trail. Bothrops atrox can give live birth to up to 80 offspring at once. Adults breed year-round.

After mating, females with developing embryos travel in and out of sunlight to keep themselves and the embryos at a constant temperature. In equatorial regions, the gestation period is about three to four months, with an average of 60 young per litter. At birth, the young are about 30 cm in total length, more brightly colored than adults, have yellow or beige tails; these snakes are known to search for rodents in banana plantations. Workers there are bitten by the snakes, which can lie camouflaged for hours, nearly undetectable, strike with high speed, their venom consists of hemotoxin, a toxic protein that affects the circulatory and nervous system. They are much feared because their venom is lethal and fast acting. Presently, treatment is possible if the victim receives medical attentio

Niels Juel-class corvette

The Niels Juel class was a three-ship class of corvettes in service with the Royal Danish Navy. They were built in Denmark at Aalborg Shipyard and were launched in the period 1978–1980. In 1998–2000 the three vessels had a mid-life update, as well as a large update on the electrical systems; the three ships were named Olfert Fischer and Peter Tordenskiold. All three vessels were named after famous Danish admirals, with the debatable exception of Peter Tordenskjold, a Norwegian-born officer who served during the personal union of Norway and Denmark from 1415 to 1814; these ships were replaced by the Iver Huitfeldt-class frigates. All three ships were scrapped in 2013 at Munkebo, Denmark. During the mid-life refit, the corvettes were modified to be able to use the StanFlex modular mission payload system; the corvettes played an active role in solving a wide spectrum of duties, including escort and protection of other vessels. They were built to the requirements of the Cold War era, notably the need for guarding and convoy duty in the strategically important Danish Belts.

Like many assets built during this period, adapting it to changing needs in the post–Cold War period was challenging, but the Niels Juel class benefited from being built from the outset as austere, economical vessels with a large number of possible roles to play. Among the various tasks for the corvettes were coast guard duties in Danish national waters, as well as intelligence gathering, it was normal routine for the Danish corvettes to participate in international operations. On several occasions, the vessels took part in operations for NATO, UN, OSCE and coalition forces

Mt. Pleasant Military Academy

Mt. Pleasant Military Academy was established in 1814 for the purpose of providing in Ossining, New York a school of the first order, where young men might be prepared for college, or for active business life, where the influences thrown around the students should be such as to develop courteous and manly men. Money for the establishment of the school was raised by contributions from public spirited men of Westchester County, New York and elsewhere; the first contribution was made on November 13, 1813, up to August, 1831, the sum of $1,083.81 had been contributed. It would seem, that from the start the school had been self-sustaining; the first name on the list of contributors is that of Daniel D. Tompkins, Governor of the State of New York from 1807 to 1817 and Vice President of the United States from 1817 to 1825, it was characteristic of the man that in the midst of his herculean tasks as defender of the State during the second war with England, he could find time to devote some attention to the little school at Mount Pleasant.

It is said of Tompkins that he "did more than the Federal Government for the success of the operations on the Canada–US border, pledging his personal and official credit when the New York banks refused to lend money on the security of the U. S. Treasury notes without his endorsement, he advanced the means to maintain the military school at West Point, to continue the recruiting service in Connecticut, to pay the workmen that were employed in the manufacture of arms at Springfield". But he did not overlook the movement for better education in his native county. There is scant record of the conduct of the school from 1814 to 1820, but on March 24 of that year an act was passed in the Legislature of New York, incorporating Mount Pleasant Academy and from that time on have been preserved full and complete records of the school; the worthy aims of the school are quaintly set forth in an advertisement printed in the "New York Commercial Advertiser" for April 28, 1823, over the signature of General Aaron Ward, Secretary of the Board of Trustees and one of the original incorporators of the Academy.

General Ward says in part: "In this Seminary the academic year will commence the 1st of May next. The Trustees, respectfully beg leave to recommend it to the public, as an institution where youth are taught, by easy graduation, from the first rudiments of knowledge to the higher classics, sufficient to qualify them for admission into any of the American colleges, more for Columbia College, in the City of New York; the Academy is pleasantly situated on the banks of the Hudson, within 33 miles of the City of New York, in a healthy village, possessing many local advantages, among others a daily communication with the city, either by land or water. Today we need add little to these quaint words except to say that daily communication with the city has been replaced by an hourly train service, but the village boat still leaves its dock in the early morning, returning from the city with the lengthening shadows of evening. In 1824 application was made to the Legislature for financing aid for the Academy and an act was passed on the 17th of November of that year providing a fund which netted the school about $1,200.

On the 3rd day of April, 1827, a new charter was granted to the Academy by the Regents of the University of the State of New York and under that charter the school is directly responsible to the Department of Education of the State and is subject to the supervision of that department. The Principal is responsible to a Board of Trustees. By 1830 the school had outgrown its accommodations and the trustees began to plan for greater things; the old school property was sold and the land on which the school is now located was purchased. Again subscriptions were called for and this time the sum of $3,356.10 was pledged by friends of the school. In all there was raised for the school, by voluntary contributions, $4,439.91, during the ninety-six years of its existence, there was approved by the Legislature $1,200. All other funds for improvement and development have been derived from the legitimate revenues resulting from the careful and businesslike management of the school throughout its existence of a century.

This record is one of which any school might be proud. In 1833 the stone building, now known as Junior Hall, was erected, it is interesting to know that the money for this building was loaned to the school by the Hon. William Jay, son of Chief Justice Jay, himself, as well, a great jurist, a public spirited citizen and one of the best known and most respected men of his day. About this time a further, but unsuccessful, petition for assistance was made to the Legislature in which the following dignified and illuminating language was used: - "Your petitioners have, for a number of years past, been assiduously engaged in rearing and maintaining a literary institution that might aid the cause of Literature and Science in our favored country. Under the smiles of Providence, their academy has been rising and its pupils multiplying until the buildings heretofore occupied by the institution have become wholly inadequate to their comfortable accommodation." So the school went on with varying fortune until, with the entrance of Mr. C.

F. Maurice as Principal in 1845, it came to its own. Mr. Maurice evidently was a rare man and he gave to the school a distinctive atmosphere that it retains to this day. On March 1, 1860 Mr. Maurice withdrew, but was soon after elected a member of the Board of Trustees where he continued to serve the school faithfully and well for many years. In 1860 Messrs. Benjamin and Phelps were chosen princ

Liparis simmondsii

Liparis simmondsii known as the coastal sprite orchid, is a plant in the orchid family and is endemic to Queensland. It is a terrestrial orchid with two or three egg-shaped leaves and between three and fifteen deep reddish purple flowers with a green column, it grows in near-coastal rainforest. Liparis simmondsii is a terrestrial herb with between two and four curved, tapering stems, each 60–80 mm and 7–10 mm wide; each stem has two or three egg-shaped, pleated leaves 80–120 mm long and 40–60 mm wide with wavy edges on a stalk up to 20 mm long. Between three and fifteen deep reddish purple flowers, 8–12 mm long and 10–15 mm wide are borne on a flowering stem 150–250 mm long; the dorsal sepal is 9–11 mm long, about 3 mm wide and the lateral sepals are a similar length, about 4 mm wide with their tips twisted. The petals are a similar length but only about 1 mm wide; the labellum is 8–9 mm long and 6–7 mm wide with a square-cut or rounded tip and turns downwards. The column is green. Flowering occurs between February.

Liparis simmondsii was first formally described in 1891 by Frederick Manson Bailey and the description was published in the Department of Agriculture Queensland, Botany Bulletin. The specific epithet honours John Howard Simmonds; the coastal sprite orchid grows in coastal rainforest between Fraser Maroochydore. There is a doubtful record from the upper Brunswick River in northern New South Wales