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Pagoda of Cishou Temple

The Pagoda of Cishou Temple known as Yong'anwanshou Pagoda, is a 16th-century stone and brick Chinese pagoda located in the Buddhist Cishou Temple of Balizhuang, a suburb of Beijing. This octagonal-shaped pagoda is 50 m tall, with elaborate ornamental carvings, thirteen tiers of eaves, a small steeple; the Cishou Pagoda was built in 1576 during the Ming dynasty, commissioned by Empress Dowager Li during the reign of the Wanli Emperor. The Cishou Pagoda was modelled upon a similar pagoda at Tianning Temple outside Guang'anmen in Beijing; the style of eaves on the pagoda is similar to older Liao Jin dynasty pagodas. Although the surrounding Cishou Temple has been destroyed, the original Ming pagoda of Cishou has remained unharmed except for noticeable weathering damage to the carved reliefs on its exterior facade; the brick base of the pagoda is shaped as a sumeru pedestal and is decorated with relief carvings of the Buddha, lotus petals, other designs. The upper portion of the pagoda features carved designs of Chinese musical instruments such as the guqin.

Stylistic dougong supports—commonly found in wooden Chinese architecture—are carved in between the eaves of the pagoda. Chinese architecture Pagoda Cishou Temple Pagoda at

HNA Technology

HNA Technology Co. Ltd. known as Tianjin Tianhai Investment Co. Ltd. is a Chinese holding company which specialized in marine transportation services. However, in recent year it was most known as the investment vehicle of HNA Group to acquire American company Ingram Micro; the shares of Tianhai Investment, A share and B share were both listed in the Shanghai Stock Exchange. The company was fined by China Securities Regulatory Commission in 2003 for delay to publish 2002 Annual Report. In 2015 Tianjin Marine Shipping was renamed to Tianhai Investment. In 2016, Tianhai Investment acquired Ingram Micro in a leveraged buyout, which the company borrowed a huge sum from the Agricultural Bank of China. In November 2017, as part of a planned reverse IPO, the listed company was proposed to rename to HNA Technology, namesake of its largest shareholder HNA Technology Group. According to an interview with a staff from parent company HNA Technology Group in 2019, HNA Technology had 11 ships to be sold, including Capesize cargo ships.

It was reported that the company had sold a ship Grand Amanda in 2018. Official website

St Andrew's Church, Slaidburn

St Andrew's Church is in Church Street, Lancashire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Bowland, the archdeaconry of Craven, the Diocese of Leeds, its benefice is united with that of Dunsop Bridge. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building, it is notable for its "quantity of good early woodwork". St Andrew's dates from the 15th century, with alterations made in the 17th century; the east wall was rebuilt in 1866. The church is constructed with stone slate roofs, its plan consists of a nave and chancel under a continuous roof with a clerestory and south aisles, a south porch, a west tower. The tower is in five stages, it has a west doorway, above, a three-light window. Over this are two niches, one above the other, with a single-light window between; the bell openings have two lights, the parapet is plain. In the south wall of the church is a blocked priest's door; the east window has five lights. Inside the church is a five-bay south arcade and a six-bay north arcade, both carried on octagonal piers.

In the south aisle is a piscina. The pews date from some of them being box pews; the three-decker pulpit, with its sounding board, is from the 18th century. There is a rood screen, dating from the 1630s, or and another screen in the south aisle; the two-manual pipe organ was built in about 1870 by Sons. There is a ring of six bells, all of which were cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, five of them in 1843 by Thomas Mears II, the sixth in 1927 by Mears and Stainbank. In the churchyard is a sandstone cross shaft dating from the 16th century; the upper part of, carved. It is listed at Grade II; the churchyard contains the war grave of a Duke of Wellington's Regiment soldier of World War I. Grade I listed churches in Lancashire Listed buildings in Slaidburn

Andira inermis

Andira inermis is a nitrogen-fixing tree native to the area from southern Mexico through Central America to northern South America. The tree has many names due to its wide distribution and multiple uses: it is known as the cabbage bark, almendro macho, almendro de río or river almond, bastard cabbage tree, cabbage angelin, cabbage bark, cabbage tree, carne asada, Jamaica cabbage tree, partridge wood, worm bark, or yellow cabbage tree; the tree grows to 35 metres in height and 0.7 metre in diameter. It has a dense crown and pink flowers, it grows in riparian zones in forests along rivers. It can be found in drier areas, including roadsides and woodlands; the tree's wood is used for lumber, its smooth gray bark has narcotic and vermifuge properties. Andira inermis Winrock Intl - Resource Not Found at Andira inermis Andira inermis DC. at Andira inermis in West African plants – A Photo Guide

Union City, Oklahoma

Union City is a town in Canadian County, United States. The population was 1,645 at the 2010 census, a 19.6 percent increase from 1,375 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan statistical area. In 1889, a post office opened for the community of Union. A townsite plat was filed during the following year. Union City began in 1890 with the arrival of the Chicago and Nebraska Railway; the local economy was based on agriculture, within four years the town had three grain elevators and a farm machinery dealership. On May 24, 1973, a tornado rated F4 struck the Union City area and was the first tornado documented by science as part of storm chasing field research. NSSL out of Norman, Oklahoma placed numerous storm chasers around it to capture the life cycle on film. Union City is located in southern Canadian County at 35°24′49″N 97°54′38″W, it is bordered to the east by Oklahoma City, to the north in part by El Reno, to the south by Grady County, including the town of Minco. The Canadian River forms the southern boundary of Union City.

U. S. Route 81 passes through the center of the town, leading north 7.5 miles to Interstate 40 and 10 miles to El Reno, while leading south 6 miles to Minco. Oklahoma State Highway 152 leads east from Union City 12 miles to Mustang. Downtown Oklahoma City is 28 miles to the east. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Union City has a total area of 57.1 square miles. 56.6 square miles of it is land, 0.46 square miles of it is water. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,645 people living in the town; the population density was 23.3 people per square mile. There were 568 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile; the racial makeup of the town was 91.49% White, 1.75% African American, 2.98% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, 2.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.33% of the population. There were 483 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.0% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.9% were non-families.

18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.05. In the town, the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 118.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.7 males. The median income for a household in the town was $40,819, the median income for a family was $47,417. Males had a median income of $33,646 versus $22,039 for females; the per capita income for the town was $17,020. About 7.4% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over. The city's economy is still supported by services for the local agriculture industry. One grain elevator still operates. Union City has its own independent school district, Union City, composed of an elementary and a high school.

Town of Union City official website History of Union City

Ber Sarai

Ber Sarai is a small neighbourhood located between Jawaharlal Nehru University and IIT Delhi in the South West district of Delhi, India. The farmlands of Ber Sarai village were acquired by the government at meagre costs, without adequate compensation or muavaza to the villagers; the nearest road is an undivided and wide link between the Outer Ring Road and other areas of outer Delhi, such as Vasant Kunj. As this road forms a conduit, it sees heavy vehicular traffic in both directions. Ber Sarai is 25 minutes by car from the Indira Gandhi International Airport; the neighbourhood comprises two distinct sections: Ber Sarai Village and Ber Sarai Delhi Development Authority Flats. The village shares a wall with the hostels of IIT Delhi and is, at present, a dense collection of houses mixed with shops; the Ber Sarai has a market, famous for both new and second-hand books. The nearest metro station is R. K. Puram metro station; the Ber Sarai neighbourhood is included within the "Outer Delhi" electoral constituency of Delhi.

This constituency has been the battleground of two candidates over the years: Ramesh Kumar of the Congress, who replaced his brother Sajjan Kumar and Sher Singh Dagar of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Naresh Yadav of the Aam Aadmi Party is the current MLA of this area