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Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Pau is a commune on the northern edge of the Pyrenees, capital of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques Département in the region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France. The city is located in the heart of the former sovereign Principality of Béarn, of which it was the capital from 1464. Bordered by the Gave de Pau, the city is located 100 kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean and 50 kilometres from Spain; this position gives it an exceptional panorama across the mountain range of the Pyrenees as well as on the hillsides of Jurançon. The name of Horizons Palois aims to protect this vision, in particular with the famous Boulevard des Pyrénées which extends for 1.8 kilometres from the Château de Pau to the Parc Beaumont. Alphonse de Lamartine said: "Pau has the world's most beautiful view of the earth just as Naples has the most beautiful view of the sea." Archaeology has asserted. It wasn't until the first half of the 12th century that the first mentions of Pau as a settlement are found; the town originated from the construction of its castle from the 11th century by the Viscounts of Béarn, to protect the ford, a strategic point for access to the Bearn valleys and to Spain.

The city thus took its name from the stockade. The village, built around the castle took advantage of its strategic position as well as the protection of the Viscounts of Béarn to develop over the following centuries. Pau became the capital of Béarn in 1464, thus becoming the political and economic centre of this small State which continued to defend its independence from the neighbouring French and Spanish territories; the town and its castle took on a new dimension by becoming the seat of the Kings of Navarre, at the capture of Pamplona, by the Kingdom of Castile in 1512. Pau became a leading political and intellectual centre under the reign of Henry d'Albret and his wife Marguerite; the history of Pau is marked by the birth of Henry of Bourbon 13 December 1553 in the castle of his grandparents. He gained access to the throne of France in 1589 under the title of Henry IV; the image of the city is since associated with that of this monarch made famous for his willingness to put an end to the endless Wars of Religion.

With the end of Béarnaise independence in 1620, Pau lost its influence but remained the same at the head of a autonomous province. It was home to the Parliament of Navarre and Béarn which wrote its texts in Occitan until the Revolution and its dismantling to create the Department of Basses-Pyrénées, it was during the 18th century when another famous person was born in Pau, Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte who became Marshal of the Empire and King of Sweden, today still the ruling dynasty of Sweden and of Norway when that country was under the Swedish monarchy. The Belle Époque marked a resurgence for the Béarnaise capital with a massive influx of wealthy foreign tourists, they came to spend the winter to take advantage of the benefits of Pau's climate described by the Scottish physician Alexander Taylor. Pau turned with the construction of many villas and mansions to accommodate these wintering rich people, the city developed all elements of modernity for their comfort: baths and railway station, it was at this time that Pau became one of the world capitals of the nascent aerospace industry under the influence of the Wright brothers, crowned heads pressed there to observe the flight of the first flying school in the world.

With the decline of tourism during the 20th century, the Pau economy shifted towards the aviation industry and to that of petrochemicals with the major discovery of the Lacq gas field in 1951. Pau today is a city of about 80,000 inhabitants, the main urban area of Pau and of the Communauté d'agglomération Pau Béarn Pyrénées with 30 neighbouring communes which carry out local tasks together; the Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, founded in 1972, accounts for a large student population. The city plays a leading role for Béarn but for a wide segment of the Adour area. An administrative capital, it boasts a dense economic fabric including service activities. Pau plays the role of cultural capital with many events, including sports. Pau's heritage extends over several centuries, its diversity and its quality allowed it to obtain the label of City of Art and History in 2011; the name of its people is Palois and the motto of Pau is in Latin: Urbis palladium et gentis. Pau is 50 km from the Pyrenees.

Spain is 50 km away. The frontier is crossed by the col du Pourtalet. Access to the crossings accounts for Pau's strategic importance. Pau is located 30 km from Tarbes and Lourdes, 25 km from Oloron; the conglomeration of Bayonne-Anglet-Biarritz is at Bordeaux 190 km. To the north: Buros and Morlaàs To the east: Bizanos and Idron To the south: Gelos and Jurançon To the west: Lons and Billère Pau is served by the Pau Pyrénées Airport 10 km away. Limited scheduled flights serve Amsterdam, Southampton, Dublin and Paris. A TGV rail line runs from Bayonne to Toulouse; the A64 autoroute goes to the east. The A65 autoroute was opened in December 2010, linking Pau with the Dordogne. The

Slovak, Arkansas

Slovak is an unincorporated community in Prairie County, United States. Slovak is located on Arkansas Highway 86 9.1 miles south of Hazen. It is the only municipality in the United States named after Slovakia; the area was settled by Slovak immigrants and continues to celebrate its Slovak-American heritage. The community was founded in 1894 and settled by Slovak immigrants who were drawn to the area when Slovak Colonization Company in Pennsylvania bought 3,000 acres of land in Arkansas to colonize the area with Slovaks. There are still many Slovak cultural and religious organizations in the community, there is an annual Slovak Oyster Supper and other Slovak cultural events; the Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius was built in 1914 by the early Slovak immigrants

Barney Slaughter

Byron Atkins "Barney" Slaughter was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He pitched 8 games for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1910, he recorded one loss and one save in his career as a relief pitcher. He started one game. In 1911 Slaughter pitched for Scranton in the New York State League, subsequently for Louisville in the American Association, Sioux City in the Western League, Erie in the Central League, before retiring from organized baseball in 1913. After leaving baseball, he was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, working in the secretary's office for more than 35 years before retiring at the age of 65. On May 17, 1961 Barney Slaughter died in Philadelphia, at the age of 76. Baseball Reference.com page Phillies 1910 Home Uniform Phillies 1910 Home and Away Uniforms

John Chatterton

John Chatterton is an American wreck diver. Together with Richie Kohler, he was one of the co-hosts for the History Channel’s Deep Sea Detectives, for 57 episodes of the series, he is a consultant to the film and television industries and has worked with 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, CBS. Before his career in television, Chatterton spent twenty years working as a commercial diver in and around New York City, his first co-host and diving partner from Deep Sea Detectives, Michael Norwood, died in a diving accident during an expedition to Palau in December 2003. The 1991 discovery and subsequent identification of the German submarine U-869, off the coast of New Jersey, has been the subject of several television documentaries including Hitler’s Lost Sub, a two-hour special for the popular Nova series on PBS; the same story was the subject of a book by Robert Kurson called Shadow Divers. The movie rights have been purchased by 20th Century Fox. Chatterton was a member of the first technical diving expedition to Ireland and RMS Lusitania, in 1994.

A few years at a depth of 400 feet, he was the first diver to use rebreather diving technology on the wreck of HMHS Britannic, near the island of Kea in Greece. In 2006, Chatterton re-visited the wreck of Britannic in the History Channel documentary Titanic's Tragic Sister, to try to find out what sank the third Olympic-class ocean liner, he was the sole American on a British expedition, sponsored by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, seeking the historic shipwreck MV Struma in the Black Sea off Istanbul. These dives in Turkey were chronicled on the HBO documentary Struma. In addition, Chatterton has managed to make over 160 dives to the wreck of the SS Andrea Doria. In August 2005, Chatterton and his partners put together an expedition to the wreck of RMS Titanic, they dove the wreck to a depth of 12,500 feet in the MIR submersible from the Russian research ship Akademik Mstislav Keldysh. Their exploration was featured on the History Channel special, Titanic's Final Moments – Missing Pieces.

For the first time Chatterton and Kohler were both in front of, behind the camera, produced the program with Kirk Wolfinger. In 2008, Chatterton and his partner John Mattera discovered and identified the wreck of the Golden Fleece off of the North coast of the Dominican Republic; the ship was that of a pirate captain of the late 17th century. The discovery of the Golden Fleece was chronicled by Robert Kurson in his 2015 book Pirate Hunters. In the fall of 2015, Chatterton was featured on the TV series The Curse of Oak Island in an exploratory dive to the bottom of Borehole 10-x, a borehole with a depth of more than 200 feet. In 1970-71, John Chatterton served one twelve-month tour of duty in the Vietnam War as a combat medic in the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 23rd Infantry Division. In November 2000, John Chatterton was diagnosed with metastasized squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil, thought to be a result of his exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam. By May 2003, after he underwent chemotherapy, the cancer was in remission.

Chatterton is a member of the board of directors for Nanologix Inc. a biotech firm located in Hubbard, Ohio. Robert Kurson, Shadow Divers ISBN 0-345-48247-6 Gilliam, Bret C. Diving Pioneers and Innovators. New World Publications. ISBN 1-878348-42-6. Robert Kurson "Pirate Hunters" 2015 ISBN 978-1-4000-6336-9 http://www.johnchatterton.com/ Interview - deepimage.co.uk http://californiadiver.com/john-chattertonshadow-diver/ - "Portrait of a Shadow Diver" Interview

Pennsylvania Route 917

Pennsylvania Route 917 is a 11.15-mile-long state highway located in Washington County, Pennsylvania. The southern terminus is at US 40 in North Bethlehem Township; the northern terminus is at PA 136 in Fallowfield Township. PA 917 begins at an intersection with US 40 in North Bethlehem Township, heading east on two-lane undivided Bull Run Road; the road heads through forests before entering Cokeburg, where it passes through wooded areas of homes in the southern part of town. Upon leaving Cokeburg, the route heads into Somerset Township and runs through a mix of farmland and woods, passing under a Norfolk Southern railroad line. PA 917 heads into Ellsworth and becomes South Main Street, making a turn north into areas of homes and businesses; the route becomes North Main Street. The road winds east into Bentleyville. PA 917 curves to the north past more development and crosses Norfolk Southern's Ellsworth Secondary line into the commercial downtown; the route forks north onto Pittsburgh Road and passes homes before heading into wooded areas and coming to an interchange with I-70.

Past this interchange, the road crosses back into Somerset Township and heads into agricultural areas with some trees and residences. PA 917 turns northeast into more forested surroundings and enters Fallowfield Township, becoming an unnamed road; the route continues north through more woodland with some residences, reaching its northern terminus at PA 136 in Ginger Hill. The entire route is in Washington County. U. S. Roads portal Pennsylvania portal

Company of Heroes (film)

Company of Heroes is a 2013 American direct-to-video war thriller film directed by Don Michael Paul. The screenplay was co-written by Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo, best known for The Rocketeer, as well as several video games, it was loosely based on the video game of the same name. With the Germans near defeat in the latter part of World War II, a squad of American soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division on a routine mission near Elsenborn in the Belgian Ardennes encounter a strong German tank destroyer and infantry force. After a fierce firefight, the Americans escape and try to make their way back to their own lines to report the German surge. En route, they stumble across a German experimental site, still smoldering with flames from some devastating event; this site is in Heidenfeld, Thuringia in Germany, although their own lines are hundreds of kilometers away in Belgium. They come across an American OSS agent suffering from horrific burn wounds, learn that the Germans are close to development of a super-bomb which will enable them to turn the tide of war and achieve victory.

The American agent, knowing that he is near death, asks the soldiers to complete his mission: to find the bomb, disable it, extract the scientist developing it who wishes to defect. With their sergeant and other NCOs dead, the youngest of the soldiers, Nate Burrows and Dean Ransom a cook, demoted from Lieutenant after the D-Day landings lead them deep into Nazi territory. There, they are joined by escaped British airman Brent Willoughby and Red Army soldier Ivan Puzharsky. Discovered and pursued, the Allies make a series of hair-breadth escapes from vastly superior numbers of well-armed Nazi soldiers and make contact with a woman named Kestrel, their link to the bomb and to the scientist Dr. Luca Gruenewald. Tom Sizemore as Lt. Dean Ransom Chad Michael Collins as Nate Burrows Vinnie Jones as Brent Willoughby Dimitri Diatchenko as Ivan Puzharski Neal McDonough as Lt. Joe Conti Sam Spruell as Sgt. Matherson Richard Sammel as Commandant Beimler Melia Kreiling as Kestrel Philip Rham as Lt. Schott Alastair Mackenzie as Duncan Chambliss Jürgen Prochnow as Dr. Luca Gruenewald Peter Ladjev as Ricky Rizzo Ivo Arakov as Johnny Lewis Atanas Srebrev as O.

S. S. Officer Zara Dimitrova as Coat-Check Girl Hristo Balabanov as Nazi Guard Uti Bachvarov as German Cook Alexander Nosikoff as Opera Singer Vanya Rankova as Beimler's Wife Brian Glanney as Beck Velibor Topic as Soviet Soldier Aaron Peck at home entertainment website High-Def Digest gave the film three stars and said,'It's a decent little DTV movie about World War II, but it isn't able to crawl out of the self-made trench of its miniscule budget.' Company of Heroes on IMDb