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Pascack Valley Line

The Pascack Valley Line is a commuter rail line operated by the Hoboken Division of New Jersey Transit, in the United States. The line runs north from Hoboken Terminal, through Hudson County and Bergen County in New Jersey, into Rockland County in New York, terminating at Spring Valley. Service within New York State is operated under contract with Metro-North Railroad; the line is named for the Pascack Valley region. The line parallels the Pascack Brook for some distance; the line is colored purple on system maps, its symbol is a pine tree. The Pascack Valley Line runs between Spring Valley, New York, Hoboken Terminal; the line is 31 miles long. The entire line is owned by NJ Transit, but the Pearl River and Spring Valley stations are leased to Metro-North Railroad; the line is single tracked, but sidings at points along the line, including the Meadowlands and Nanuet, permit bi-directional off-peak service. A siding in Oradell was planned for increased service and reliability, but the project was halted due to local opposition.

Service on this line operates seven days a week. The line was chartered as the Hackensack and New York Railroad in 1856, it became the New Jersey and New York Railroad, bought by the Erie Railroad in 1896. The New Jersey and New York Railroad continued to exist as an Erie subsidiary until October 17, 1960 merger that created the Erie Lackawanna Railroad. On April 1, 1976 the Erie Lackawanna was merged with several other railroads to create Conrail. In 1983, after several years under operation by Conrail, operations of the Pascack Valley Line were transferred to NJ Transit Rail Operations; the line used to continue north of Spring Valley to New York. This portion of the line has been abandoned and most of the right-of-way has been sold off. Part of the line was once part of the main Erie Railroad line from Piermont, New York to Buffalo, New York. Into the 1930s there had been Erie passenger service from Spring Valley at the end of the Pascack line to Suffern station on the newer Erie Main Line. On September 29, 2016, Pascack Valley Line Train 1614 crashed into Hoboken Terminal injuring 108 and killing one.

All service on this line is diesel, using PL42AC, or ALP-45DP locomotives. Most trains on the line use Comet series passenger cars, although Bombardier MultiLevel coaches are sometimes used on this line; some train sets use equipment owned by Metro-North. The Pascack Valley Line: A History of the New Jersey and New York Railroad, Wilson E. Jones.

Sainte-Barbe Library

Sainte-Barbe Library is an inter-university library in Paris, that opened in March 2009. It is located in the buildings of the former College of St. Barbara, has been registered as a historical monument from 9 December 1999; the BIU St. Barbara is led by chief curator of the library; the College of St. Barbara was founded in 1460 by Geoffrey Lenormant. Directed by Ernest Lheureux, a pupil of Theodore Labrouste, construction of the Chartière and Valette buildings was undertaken between 1881 and 1884. Dating from 1936, the construction of the Écosse wing by Daniel Lionel and Raoul Brandon was completed in 1939; the transformation of Santa Barbara library is part of the U3M plan, a program for development of higher education and research in the Ile-de-France. Formally established by Decree No. 2004-1121 of 14 October 2004, the inter-university library of St. Barbara is administratively attached to the University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle, a preparatory team worked 60 rue de Wattignies between 2001 and 2008.

In February 2008, the team settled permanently in the premises of the College Sainte-Barbe located at 4 rue Valette, renovated by the architect Antoine Stinco. Open to the public since 9 March 2009, it shares a portion of its premises with the library of the Sorbonne from May 2010 during its renovation. Aimed at undergraduates, the library complements other university libraries in the Latin Quarter. Situated in the immediate vicinity of the Sainte-Geneviève and Cujas libraries, Sainte-Barbe offers everyone open access to collections on law, social sciences, languages and arts, its collections oriented to help students succeed in the beginning of the course, are complementary to those of its illustrious neighbors. Open from 10am to 8pm from Monday to Saturday, the library serves undergraduates and students of Masters courses at public universities in Paris and the Ile de France, with a potential readership of 100,000 students. To this should be added students in preparatory classes to the grandes ecoles.

800 working places equipped with electrical outlets for laptops 200 computer workstations providing access to databases and online periodicals, with office tools and Internet access 40 computers available on loan 120,000 volumes with open access and available on loan collections equipped with RFID technology, which automates lending and returns rooms for group work a reading room for the French and foreign daily press two reading rooms for the library of the Sorbonne during its renovation. The entire building is accessible to disabled people. All print and electronic collections is accessible to the visually impaired and blind

Mystery of the White Room

Mystery of the White Room is a 1939 American mystery film directed by Otis Garrett and starring Bruce Cabot, Helen Mack and Joan Woodbury. A surgeon is killed during the middle of an operation when the hospital room is thrown into darkness; the police investigate to find out, behind the murder. Bruce Cabot as Dr. Bob Clayton Helen Mack as Carole Dale Joan Woodbury as Lila Haines Constance Worth as Ann Stokes Thomas E. Jackson as Sergeant Macintosh Spencer Tom Dugan as Hank Manley Mabel Todd as Dora Stanley Roland Drew as Dr. Norman Kennedy Addison Richards as Dr. Finley Morton Frank Reicher as Dr. Amos Thornton Frank Puglia as Tony Don Porter as Dr. Donald Fox Tom Weaver & John Brunas. Universal Horrors: The Studio’s Classic Films, 1931–1946. McFarland, 2011. Mystery of the White Room on IMDb

Albert Ebossé Bodjongo

Albert Dominique Ebossé Bodjongo Dika was a Cameroonian football player who played in Cameroon and Algeria. Bodjongo played with his hometown club Douala Athletic Club, a club in MTN Elite Two, Cameroon's National Second Division, he played for Coton Sport FC and Unisport Bafang in Cameroon. He was signed by Malaysian club Perak FA on 15 April 2012 as a replacement for outgoing striker Lazar Popović, he made his league debut for Perak in a 2–2 draw with Sabah FA on 17 April 2012 and scored his first goal for the club in a 2–2 draw with Terengganu FA on 4 May 2012. In July 2013, Bodjongo signed for JS Kabylie, he was the top scorer of the Algerian Championship in 2014 with 17 goals. Bodjongo had six caps with the Cameroon national football team, had played for the under-20 team in 2009. On 23 August 2014, Bodjongo was struck on the head by a projectile thrown by an unknown person while the teams were leaving the field at the end of a home game between JSK and USM Alger; the match had ended in a 2–1 defeat, with Bodjongo contributing the sole JSK goal.

Bodjongo died a few hours in hospital of a traumatic brain injury. He was aged 24. Following Bodjongo's death, the Algerian Football Federation suspended all football indefinitely and ordered the closure of the 1st November 1954 stadium; when the league resumed on Week 3 starting 12 September 2014, all matches on that week were preceded with a minute silence in memory of Bodjongo. Subsequent coroners post-mortem results released on 18 December 2014, showed Bodjongo may have died from a severe beating and not from a projectile, the initial claim. List of association footballers who died while playing JS Kabylie 1 - 2 USM Alger match 2014 Albert Ebossé Bodjongo at Soccerway

Inés Suárez

Inés Suárez, was a Spanish conquistadora who participated in the Conquest of Chile with Pedro de Valdivia defending the newly conquered Santiago against an attack in 1541 by the indigenous Mapuche. Suárez was born in Plasencia, Spain in 1507, she came to the Americas in 1537, around the age of thirty. It is assumed that she was in search of her husband Juan de Málaga, who had left Spain to serve in the New World with the Pizarro brothers. After a long time of continuous searching in numerous South American countries, she arrived in Lima in 1538. Suárez's husband had died before she had reached Peru and the next information, known of her is in 1539, when she applied for and was granted, as the widow of a Spanish soldier, a small plot of land in Cuzco and encomienda rights to a number of Indians. Shortly afterward, Suárez became the mistress of the conqueror of Chile; the earliest mention of her friendship with Valdivia was after he returned from the Battle of Las Salinas. Although they were from the same area of Spain and at least one novelist relates a tale of long-standing love between them, there is no real evidence that they had met prior to her arrival in Cuzco.

In late 1539, over the objections of Francisco Martínez and encouraged by some of his captains, using the intermediary services of a Mercedarian priest, requested official permission for Suárez to become a part of the group of 12 Spaniards he was leading to the South. Francisco Pizarro, in his letter to Valdivia granting permission for Suárez to accompany Valdivia as his domestic servant, addressed the following words to Suárez, " Valdivia tells me, the men are afraid to go on such a long trip and you courageously put yourself in the face of that danger..." During the long and harrowing trip to the south, Suárez, in addition to caring for Valdivia and treating the sick and wounded, found water for them in the desert, saved Valdivia when one of his rivals tried to undermine his enterprise and take his life. The natives, having experienced the incursions of the Spaniards, burned their crops and drove off their livestock, leaving nothing for Valdivia’s band and the animals which accompanied them.

In December 1540, eleven months after they left Cuzco and his band reached the valley of the Mapocho river, where Valdivia was to establish the capital of the territory. The valley was well populated with natives, its soil was fertile and there was abundant fresh water. Two high hills provided defensive positions. Soon after their arrival, Valdivia tried to convince the natives of his good intentions, sending delegations bearing gifts for the caciques; the natives kept the gifts but, united under the leadership of Michimalonco, attacked the Spaniards and were at the point of overwhelming them. The natives threw down their weapons and fled. Captured Indians declared that they had seen a man, mounted on a white horse and carrying a naked sword, descend from the clouds and attack them; the Spaniards decided it was a miraculous appearance of Santo Iago and, in thanks, named the new city Santiago del Nuevo Extremo. The city was dedicated on February 12, 1541. In August 1541, when Valdivia was occupied on the coast, Suárez uncovered another plot to unseat him.

After the plotters were taken care of, Valdivia turned his attention to the Indians and he invited seven caciques to meet with him to arrange for the delivery of food. When the Indians arrived, Valdivia had them held as hostages for the safe delivery of the provisions and the safety of outlying settlements. On the September 9, Valdivia took forty men and left the city to put down an uprising of Indians near Aconcagua. Early on the morning of September 10, 1541, a young yanakuna brought word to Captain Alonso de Monroy, left in charge of the city, that the woods around the city were full of natives. Suárez was asked, she replied. Monroy issued a call for a council of war. Just before dawn on September 11, mounted Spaniards rode out to engage the Indians, whose numbers were estimated first at 8,000 and at 20,000, who were led by Michimalonco. In spite of the advantage of their horses and their skill with their swords, by noon the Spaniards were pushed into a retreat toward the east, across the Mapocho River.

All day the battle raged. Fire arrows and torches set fire to most of the city; the situation became desperate. The priest, Rodrigo González Marmolejo, said that the fight was like the Day of Judgment for the Spaniards and that only a miracle saved them. All day Suárez had been carrying food and water to the fighting men, nursing the wounded, giving them encouragement and comfort; the historian Mariño de Lobera wrote of her activities during the battle:...and she went among them, she told them that if they felt fatigued and if they were wounded she would cure them with her own hands... she went where they were among the hooves of the horses. This

Scottish Society of Playwrights

The Scottish Society of Playwrights is a professional member’s organisation representing theatre playwrights in Scotland. It is affiliated to the Scottish Trades Union Congress, party to the Theatrical Management Association playwright’s agreement; the Scottish Society of Playwrights was founded at a meeting of Scotland's playwrights held in the Netherbow Theatre in September 1973, at the instigation of Hector MacMillan, Ena Lamont Stewart, John Hall. It was established in response to a need for a co-ordinated voice for playwrights to be heard in Scottish theatre and to act as a playwriting development and promotional agency, it was formally established, after its constitution was drafted by Ian Brown, its first Chair, Hector MacMillan and Ada F Kay in November 1973. In the first twelve years of its existence the SSP received funding from the Scottish Arts Council; this meant that, besides such tasks as negotiating the first national contract for playwrights with the Federation of Scottish Theatre and representing playwrights in dispute with theatre managements, the Society was able to act as a major development agency for playwrights.

During this period, based on the work of the US National Playwrights' Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Center, it developed the model of playwrights' workshops, now recognised and used throughout the UK by such institutions as North West Playwrights Workshop and the Performing Arts Lab. It published important, but neglected, offered members at-cost copying and published a Newsletter which developed in time into Scottish Theatre News, it appointed administrators, firstly Linda Haase and Charles Hart, who provided outstanding service, Linda Haase going on to help found the Tron Theatre and Charles Hart to be New Writing Officer of the Arts Council in England. In the mid-eighties, the Scottish Arts Council rethought its funding priorities and decided to withdraw funding from what it called'support services' in favour of'direct provision', it was impervious to the fact that support for playwrights through the SSP was in fact direct provision. In 1985, the SSP had to close down its lively and wide-ranging workshop and copying activities and concentrate on its primary role representing the playwrights of Scotland.

In 1986, with the Writers Guild and Theatre Writers Union, it negotiated its agreement with the Theatrical Management Association for the benefit of Scottish playwrights presenting work in England and Wales. Since it has represented the interests of playwrights throughout Scotland and abroad, leading a successful playwrights' strike in the early nineties and yet maintaining positive relations with theatre management organisations and south of the Border; the SSP continues to be more than a negotiating body. In recent years, it has, for example, held a conference in Inverness for northern based playwrights and produced the first authoritative directory of Scottish playwrights. First Honorary vice-president, Robert McLellan. Official website Entry at Visiting Arts website Playwrights' Studio