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Oss

Oss is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant. Dutch Topographic map of Oss, June 2015 Oss has a shopping center with outlets including The Sting and C&A, but not much more; the center has many squares. The only real shopping streets are the Heuvelstraat and the Peperstraat; the squares are connected with these shopping passages that contain shops. One of the passages had an overhauling renovation in 2014, it now resembles an old Dutch street. There is archaeological evidence that humans have lived around Oss for 4,000 years. Major archaeological finds were the Vorstengraf burial sites and the indigenous-Roman burial fields of Oss-Ussen. Oss was first mentioned in a letter by Pope Alexander II on 6 May 1069. Oss was granted city rights in 1399 by Hertogin Johanna van Brabant. Present-day Oss has several chemical and pharmaceutical industries like Merck & Co.. Oss is host to the professional football team FC Oss, is the birthplace of former Manchester United and Real Madrid star Ruud van Nistelrooy, although he did not play for the local side, but for rivals FC Den Bosch.

The gothic metal/alternative rock band The Gathering, formed in 1989 hails from Oss. Berghem is a small town east of Oss. Berghem is being expanded with many new houses in the Piekenhoef. Megen is a small city close to the river Maas. Megen used to be the'capital' of the county Megen, founded around 1145. City rights were obtained in 1357. In 1810, the County Megen became a municipality to which Haren and Macharen belonged, it became part of the municipality of Oss in 1994. There are two monasteries in Megen. One is inhabited by followers of St. Clare of Assisi; the other is occupied by followers of St. Francis of Assisi. Of the two castles Megen used to have, only one tower remains. Ravenstein was a municipality until 2003, when it was added to the Oss municipality; the municipality covered an area of 42.68 km² and included villages: Demen, Deursen, Herpen, Keent, Neerlangel, Overlangel. Ravenstein received city rights in 1380. Railway stations: Oss, Oss West, Ravenstein John Slotanus a Dutch Roman Catholic polemical writer, born in Geffen Walter Pompe a Flemish master-sculptor of religious works in wood Maria Versfelt a Dutch writer and stage actress, known for her adventurous life Joop Falke a Dutch artist and sculptor Pieter Nooten and composer best known for his work with Clan of Xymox Joep van Lieshout a Dutch artist and sculptor C. C.

Catch, pop singer Michel van der Aa a Dutch composer of contemporary classical music Frank Boeijen songwriter and keyboardist with Dutch metal band The Gathering Niels Duffhuës a Dutch multi-instrumentalist and writer Chris Berens a Dutch painter, in the realms of surrealism and visionary art Marjolein Kooijman bass player with Dutch metal band The Gathering since 2004 Coen Janssen and composer with Dutch symphonic metal band Epica Antoon Jurgens a Dutch merchant and industrialist.

Bid Time Return

Bid Time Return is a 1975 science fiction novel by Richard Matheson. It concerns a man from the 1970s who travels back in time to court a 19th-century stage actress whose photograph has captivated him. In 1980, it was made into the classic sci-fi film Somewhere in Time, the title of, used for subsequent editions of the book. Matheson has stated, "Somewhere in Time is the story of a love which transcends time, What Dreams May Come is the story of a love which transcends death.... I feel that they represent the best writing I have done in the novel form." While traveling with his family, Matheson was entranced by the portrait of American actress Maude Adams in Piper's Opera House in Nevada. "It was such a great photograph," Matheson reports, "that creatively. What if some guy did the same thing and could go back in time?" Matheson researched her life and was struck by her reclusiveness. To create the novel, he resided for many weeks at the Hotel del Coronado and dictated his impressions into a tape recorder while experiencing himself in the role of Richard Collier.

Matheson based much of the biographical information about the character of Elise McKenna directly on Adams. The book's original title comes from a line in Shakespeare's Richard II: "O call back yesterday, bid time return." Richard Collier — protagonist and main narrator, a 36-year-old man from the 1970s who travels back in time to meet the woman of his dreams Elise McKenna — a 19th-century stage actress with whom Richard falls in love after seeing her photo in a hotel gallery William Fawcett Robinson — Elise's overbearing manager, who distrusts Richard Robert Collier — Richard's brother, who decides to publish Richard's manuscripts Richard Collier is a 36-year-old screenwriter, diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and has decided, after a coin flip, to spend his last days hanging around the Hotel del Coronado. Most of the novel represents a private journal, he becomes obsessed with the photograph of a famous stage actress, Elise McKenna, who performed at the hotel in the 1890s. Through research, he learns that she had an overprotective manager named William Fawcett Robinson, that she never married and that she seemed to have had a brief affair with a mysterious man while staying at this hotel in 1896.

The more Richard learns, the more he becomes convinced that it is his destiny to travel back in time and become that mysterious man. Through research, he develops a method of time travel that involves using his mind to transport himself into the past. After much struggle, he succeeds. At first, he experiences feelings of disorientation and worries that he will be drawn back into the present, but soon these feelings dissipate, he is unsure what to say to Elise when he does meet her, but to his surprise she asks, "Is it you?" Without telling her where he comes from, he pursues a relationship with her, while struggling to adapt himself to the conventions of the time. Inexplicably, his daily headaches are gone, he believes that his memory of having come from the future will disappear, but Robinson, who assumes that Richard is after Elise's wealth, hires two men to abduct Richard and leave him in a shed while Elise departs on a train. Richard manages to make his way back to the hotel, where he finds that Elise never left.

They go to a hotel room and passionately make love. In the middle of the night, Richard leaves the room and bumps into Robinson. After a brief physical struggle, Richard runs back into the room, he casually picks a coin out of his pocket. Realizing too late that it is a 1970s coin, the sight of it pushes him back into the present. At the end of the book, we find out. A doctor claims that the time-traveling experience occurred only in Richard's mind, the desperate fantasy of a dying man, but Richard's brother, who has chosen to publish the journal, is not convinced. Richard derives his method of time travel from J. B. Priestley's Time; this method involves performing self-hypnosis to convince his mind. The historical roots of the hotel help reinforce his purpose. A similar time travel method was used in the Jack Finney novel Time and Again, written five years earlier; the novel won the 1976 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel

Rockland (Brooklandville, Maryland)

Rockland is a historic home located on Falls Road in Brooklandville, Baltimore County, Maryland. It is a ​2 1⁄2-story Greek Revival-influenced house consisting of a three-bay-wide main block, constructed in 1837, with two telescoping additions, a two-bay-wide stage completed in 1852, a three-bay-wide section built after 1890; the brick structure has been scored to resemble ashlar masonry. On the property are a smokehouse, bake oven, a large bank barn, a late-19th-century frame shed, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. Rockland, Baltimore County, including photo from 1982, at Maryland Historical Trust

Wilmer L. Barrow

Wilmer Lanier Barrow was an American electrical engineer, teacher, industrial manager, a counselor to government agencies. He obtained a BSEE degree in 1926 from Louisiana State University, a doctorate from the Technical University of Munich in 1931. During the pre-World War 2 development of radar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Barrow performed research on microwaves, inventing waveguide in 1936 and the horn antenna in 1938, he was vice president for research and engineering of the Sperry Rand Corporation. He was elected to the grade of Fellow in the IEEE in 1941, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1942. In 1943 he received the IEEE Morris N. Liebmann Memorial Award In 1966 he received the IEEE Edison Medal For a career of meritorious achievement-innovating and developing means for transmission of electromagnetic energy at microwave frequencies, he was a member of Sigma Xi

Old French

Old French was the language spoken in Northern France from the 8th century to the 14th century. In the 14th century, these dialects came to be collectively known as the langue d'oïl, contrasting with the langue d'oc or Occitan language in the south of France; the mid-14th century is taken as the transitional period to Middle French, the language of the French Renaissance based on the dialect of the Île-de-France region. The place and area where Old French was spoken natively extended to the northern half of the Kingdom of France and its vassals, the duchies of Upper and Lower Lorraine to the east, but the influence of Old French was much wider, as it was carried to England and the Crusader states as the language of a feudal elite and of commerce; the possessions of the French king are in light blue, vassals to the French king in green, Angevin possessions in red. Shown in white is the Holy Roman Empire to the east, the western fringes of which, including Upper Burgundy and Lorraine, were part of the Old French areal.]]

The areal of Old French in contemporary terms corresponded to the northern parts of the Kingdom of France, Upper Burgundy and the duchy of Lorraine. The Norman dialect was spread to England and Ireland, during the crusades, Old French was spoken in the Kingdom of Sicily, in the Principality of Antioch and the Kingdom of Jerusalem in the Levant; as part of the emerging Gallo-Romance dialect continuum, the langues d'oïl were contrasted with the langue d'oc, adjacent to the Old French area in the south-west, with the Gallo-Italic group to the south-east. The Franco-Provençal group developed in Upper Burgundy, sharing features with both French and Provençal. Dialects or variants of Old French included: Burgundian in Burgundy an independent duchy whose capital was at Dijon, it was said that the Picard language began at the east door of Notre-Dame de Paris, so far-reaching was its influence. The Norman conquest of England brought many Norman-speaking aristocrats into the British Isles. Most of the older Norman words in English reflect its influence, which became a conduit for the introduction into the Anglo-Norman realm, as did Anglo-Norman control of Anjou and Gascony and other continental possessions.

Anglo-Norman was a language. The language declined and fell, becoming Law French, a jargon spoken by lawyers, used in English law until the reign of Charles II of England; some modern languages are derived from Old French dialects other than Classical French, based on the Île-de-France dialect. They include Angevin, Bourguignon-Morvandiau, Franc-Comtois, Lorrain, Picard, Poitevin and Walloon. Beginning with Plautus' time, one can see phonological changes between Classical Latin and what is called Vulgar Latin, the common spoken language of the Western Roman Empire. Vulgar Latin differed from Classical Latin in phonology and morphology as well as exhibiting lexical differences. Vulgar Latin was the ancestor including Old French; some Gaulish words influenced Vulgar Latin and, through this, other Romance languages. For example, classical Latin equus was uniformly replaced in Vulgar Latin by caballus'nag, work horse', derived from Gaulish caballos, giving Modern French cheval, Occitan caval, Catalan cavall, Spanish caballo, Portuguese cavalo, Italian cavallo, Romanian cal, and, by extension, English cavalry.

An estimated 200 words of Gaulish etymology survive in modern French, for example chêne'oak tree' and charrue'plough'. Within historical phonology and studies of language contact, various phonological changes have been posited as caused by a Gaulish substrate, although there is some debate. One of these is considered certain, because this fact is attested in the Gaulish-language epigraphy on the pottery found at la Graufesenque. There, the Greek word paropsid-es appears as paraxsid-i; the consonant clusters /ps/ and /pt/ shifted to /xs/ and /xt/, e.g. Latin capsa > *kaxsa > caisse or captīvus > *kaxtivus > OF chaitif. This phonetic evolution is parallel to the shift of the Latin cluster /kt/ in Old French; the Celtic Gaulish language is thought to have survived into the 6th century in France, despite considerable cultural Roman

Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow

Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow is a British stand-up comedy television series hosted by comedian Michael McIntyre from different venues around the United Kingdom and Ireland. The first series was broadcast with six episodes in 2009; each episode features a routine from McIntyre, followed by three other comedians before the headline act. A second six episode series in the same format followed in 2010. A special one-hour Christmas episode transmitted on 25 December 2011; the series was commissioned in February 2009 following the success of Live at the Apollo. Hosted by stand-up comedian Michael McIntyre, the series aimed to bring acts "new to a BBC One Saturday night audience"; the series is repeated on Comedy Central and is broadcast in high definition on BBC HD and Comedy Central HD. Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow returned for an hour long Christmas special on 25 December 2011 at 10.30pm. In Australia, season one and two aired back-to-back on ABC1 each Saturday at 9:20pm from 18 September 2010.

Episodes made available from the ABC iview catch-up service. The series peaked with 5.5 million viewers for the first episode, which gained 1.17 million views on BBC iPlayer, the third highest for the year to 13 December 2009 behind Top Gear. In The Times, David Chater said that "If this roadshow is anything to go by, the quality of stand-up in Britain is at an all-time high." The series was nominated in the Best Comedy Entertainment Programme category for the 2009 British Comedy Awards. In 2011 the programme was nominated in the National Television Awards but lost out to ITV Comedy, Benidorm. It's nominated for the Entertainment Award in 2012 as well as Michael being nominated as best Entertainment Performance; the programme won the Entertainment Award, but Michael lost out as presenter to Ant and Dec.'Michael Mcintyre's Comedy Roadshow' has not been commercially released onto DVD on its own, however both series are available to watch on demand on services such as Lovefilm and Netflix. Michael's Stand up Segments from Series 1 were collected into a compilation and were included on his'Hello Wembley DVD' as a special feature.

Michael's segments from Series 2 were placed into a compilation, included on its own DVD as a content exclusive to the'Michael Mcintyre Stand Up Collection Boxset', released in 2010. Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow at BBC Programmes Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow on IMDb Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow at British Comedy Guide Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow at TV.com