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Renfrew, Ontario

Renfrew is a town on the Bonnechere River in Renfrew County, Canada. Located one hour west of Ottawa in Eastern Ontario, Renfrew is the third largest town in the county after Petawawa and Pembroke; the town is a small transportation hub connecting Highway 60 and Highway 132 with the Trans-Canada Highway. Renfrew is known for its role in the formation of the National Hockey League, it lies about 5 kilometres from the Quebec border, about 10 kilometres by road. Renfrew makes most of Canada’s hockey tape. Named after Renfrewshire, Scotland, in 1848, Renfrew was settled in part due to logging in the area in the early 19th century, where the river was used in order to drive the lumber to locations such as Ottawa; this heritage was until celebrated every July with the Lumber Baron Festival. Renfrew and the surrounding Township of Horton are at the intersection of the Bonnechere River and the Ottawa River in the Ottawa Valley. Renfrew is at the intersection of provincial Highway 17, Highway 60, Highway 132.

Primary Schools Admaston Public School - Built in 1967, this 7 classroom, 1665 square meter school is located on 3.55 hectares of land at 182 Stone Road. Central Public School - This 9 classroom school, built in 1960, is located at 140 Munroe Avenue East on 2.43 hectares of land and is 2813 square meters in size. Queen Elizabeth Public School - Located at 100 Veterans' Memorial Boulevard on 3 hectares of land, this 3169.1 square meter with 16 classrooms, was built in 1949. Middle School Renfrew Collegiate Intermediate School - Built in 1922 at 184 Bonnechere Street South, this 12,471.1 square meter building on 1.47 hectares of land shares 678 square meters, 9 classrooms, of the building with the Renfrew Collegiate Institute. Secondary School Renfrew Collegiate Institute, located 184 Bonnechere Street South, was built in 1922. On 1.47 hectares of land, this 12,471.1 square meter building shares 19 classrooms and 11,793.1 square meters of the building with the Renfrew Collegiate Intermediate School.

Primary Schools St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic School - Located at 41 Bolger Lane. Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School - Located at 228 Mason Avenue. Secondary School St. Joseph's Catholic High School - Located at 835 First Street. Renfrew has a humid continental climate with four distinct seasons, warm summers, cold snowy winters and no dry season. Population: First Language: English: 91.8% French: 4.0% English and French: 0.5% Other: 3.7% Much of Renfrew's current prosperity can be attributed to its status as an economic centre for a surrounding rural region with a population of over 30,000. Renfrew is an important stop for Ottawa-based cottagers and outdoor enthusiasts passing by on their way to nearby whitewater rafting, camping, golfing, snowmobiling, down-hill skiing, cross-country skiing. However, the area's largest single employers are the Renfrew Victoria Hospital and the Bonnechere Manor. In addition to numerous small employers, there are several manufacturing facilities employing several hundred people.

Times Fibre Canada and Madawaska Hardwood Flooring have manufacturing facilities in town. Haley Industries located outside Renfrew near Haley Station is a major employer in the area. Renfrew is home to many successful small businesses. Between 2000 and 2005, a major portion of Renfrew's retail business, the associated customer services jobs, shifted from the west-end Renfrew mall to its east-end industrial park near Highway 17 due to the opening of several major big-box such as No Frills and Walmart and smaller retail stores. Residents of the area await the twinning of Highway 17 to improve traffic flow and the safety of the highway due to numerous accidents along the corridor to North Bay, Ontario. Despite the apparent prosperity, Statistics Canada reported the average earnings of Renfrew residents in 2000 as $35,811, or 31% lower than the provincial average and 5% lower than the county average. Further, the town reports, relative to the population size and compared to the province as a whole, fewer positions in management, finance and natural or applied sciences, while there was greater than the provincial rates of occupation in sales and service, trades and equipment operators, processing and utilities.

One of the four original teams in the National Hockey Association, the precursor to the NHL, was based in Renfrew. The Renfrew Creamery Kings sought to be allowed to play in the Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association, but with no success; the team's owner, M. J. O'Brien financed and put together his own league, the NHA; the Creamery Kings played two seasons of hockey in the NHA, 1911 and 1912, until M. J. O'Brien pulled out to pursue his interests in the railway. Renfrew Timberwolves is the town's hockey team since 1987, but the team can trace its roots back to 1968 as the Renfrew Lions or Renfrew Junior Timberwolves; the current team plays in the Central Canada Hockey League Tier 2. The Renfrew Golf Club was founded in 1929, as nine holes, was expanded to 18 holes in the mid-1970s; the town's main sports complex, Ma-te-way Centre was built in 1989 replacing the ageing Renfrew Arena. Renfrew Mercury My FM TVCogeco CJHR-FM 98.7, Valley Heritage Radio The O'Brien Theatre was a balconied and elegantly decorated town landmark, converted from a live theatre to a movie theatr

Simple squeeze

The simple squeeze is the most basic form of a squeeze in contract bridge. When declarer plays a winner in one suit, an opponent is forced to discard a stopper in one of declarer's two threat suits; the simple squeeze takes place against gains one trick only. That opponent must hold the defense's only stoppers in declarer's two threat suits; the simple squeeze requires that declarer has rectified the count: declarer must have lost as many tricks as he can afford, can win all but one of the remaining tricks with top cards. Positional squeezes, described next require that the defense's stoppers be located favorably for declarer. Other requirements are discussed in this article. In Example 1, when the ♣A is cashed, West is squeezed in the major suits. West must discard. If West discards a spade, dummy discards the ♥K and declarer wins the ♠AJ. If West discards the ♥A, dummy discards the ♠J and declarer wins the ♠A and the ♥K; the squeeze will not work if East's and West's cards are swapped as shown in Example 2.

Here East can wait to discard accordingly. The positional squeeze, is so called because its success depends on the position of the threats ♥K and ♠J relative to the defense's stoppers, the ♠KQ and the ♥A. Either the ♥K or ♠J, or both, must be in the upper hand: the hand that plays after the squeezed defender; the positional squeeze which works against one defender only can be distinguished from the automatic squeeze, which works against either defender. Consider the layout in Example 3, where the ♠J and the ♥K are divided between declarer and dummy; when South leads the squeeze card, the ♣A, West is squeezed. If West discards a spade, dummy throws the ♥2 and declarer wins dummy's ♠AJ. If West discards the ♥A, dummy throws the ♠J and declarer wins the ♥K and dummy's ♠A. If the defense's stoppers are in the East hand instead of the West hand and the North-South hands are unchanged as in Example 4 when declarer leads the ♣A and dummy discards the ♥2, East is squeezed. If East discards a spade, declarer wins dummy's ♠AJ.

If East discards the ♥A, declarer wins the ♥K and dummy's ♠A. This is still a simple squeeze, but it is termed an automatic squeeze to distinguish it from a positional squeeze; the fact that declarer's two threats are in different hands means that no matter which defender holds both stoppers, at least one of the threats lies in the upper hand. A successful simple squeeze poses several requirements; the count must be rectified, the defense's stoppers in the threat suits must be held by one opponent only, at least one threat card must lie over the squeezed defender, at least one threat must lie opposite the squeeze card. In addition to these requirements, one of three general types of entry positions must be present. Earlier, Examples 1 and 4, illustrated automatic squeezes. One of the threat cards is the ♠J, it lies opposite the squeeze card, it is accompanied by an entry in its own suit. The hand containing the squeeze card must of course have another card that can be used to cross to the ♠A after the squeeze has taken place.

Another entry position in the simple squeeze gives dummy, for example, an immediate winner and a small card in declarer's threat suit. This position is termed split two-card menace; the split two-card threat "splits" the threat between declarer's hand and dummy. In Example 5, the spade threat is the ♠J; the split two-card threat splits the spade threat's immediate winner, the ♠A, from the threat itself. Dummy holds an immediate winner in the suit; when the squeeze card, the ♣A, is played, West might discard the ♥A. Dummy throws the ♠3 and cashes the ♠A and the ♥K. If West discards the ♠Q instead, dummy throws the ♥K. South plays the ♠2 to the ♠A, removing West's remaining ♠K, takes the last trick with the ♠J. Notice that the simple squeeze with a split two-card menace is a positional squeeze, it will not operate against East if West's cards in Example 5 are transferred to East, as in Example 6. In Example 6, the split two-card menace is still present but if dummy discards the ♠3 on the ♣A, East discards the ♠Q and declarer must still lose to the ♥A.

If dummy instead discards the ♥K, East throws the ♥A and declarer must still lose to the ♠K. The problem in Example 6 is that declarer does not hold an entry to the ♠J threat after playing the squeeze card; the twin-entry threat converts the positional split-threat squeeze to an automatic squeeze. See Example 7. Dummy holds winner-and-small in declarer's threat suit, as with the split two-card menace in Examples 5 and 6, but now declarer has a winner in that threat suit; this is a twin-entry squeeze and is automatic: with these cards in North and South, either West or East could be squeezed. In Example 7, declarer leads dummy follows suit. If East discards a spade, declarer wins the ♠A, the ♠K and the ♠9. If East discards the ♥A, declarer wins the ♠K, the ♠A and the ♥K; the same sequence occurs if West instead of East holds the guards in hearts. The third general type of entry position in the simple squeeze occurs when declarer has an entry in dummy's threat suit and dummy has an entry in declarer's threat suit.

This situation is termed a criss-cross s

Divya Drishti

Divya Drishti is an Indian supernatural drama television series which premiered on 23 February 2019 on Star Plus aired during weekends and ended on 23 February 2020. Produced under Fireworks Productions, it stars Sana Sayyad, Nyra Banerjee, Sangita Ghosh, Adhvik Mahajan and Mishkat Varma. Divya and Drishti are sisters separated at a young age. Gifted with superpowers, Drishti has the ability to see the future while Divya has the power to change it, but their parents Vidya and Sarthak are worried as Shachini, an evil witch is hunting them in greed of using their powers. They end up sacrificing themselves; the sisters run away but get separated and adopted by different families. Divya and Drishti have grown up. Drishti is mature, caring while Divya is carefree and free-spirited, they try to find each other, feeling each other's presence at times yet are unable to identify each other. Drishti gets a job to be the assistant of Rakshit Shergill. Love blossoms between Rakshit and Drishti. Through a series of events, Divya gets married to Shikhar.

Divya and Drishti discover the truth about each reunite. They decide to find their parents' murderer. Drishti, Divya and Shikhar join hands to destroy Shachini and manage to kill her but her soul enters Divya's body. Drishti manages to separate Divya and Shachini but Shachini gets back into her previous body, this time becoming more powerful, it is revealed that it was Shikhar's imposter, helping Shachini in order to gain powers. Divya kills the imposter. Shachini gives birth to Patali, she puts the blame on Divya, sending her to hell. Drishti and Murari rescue her. Murari realises that he is Shikhar. Divya and Shikhar get married. Sana Sayyad as Drishti Sharma– Vidya and Sarthak's daughter; the next promo was released on 15 February 2019 featuring Sana Sayyad and Nyra Banerjee as Drishti and Divya. The series was planned for 52 episodes and to end in July 2019. But, a good response for it gave an extension and it would end on 23 February 2020. In October 2019, The Times of India criticised the ongoing track stating: "Divya-Drishti’s latest storyline is crossing all boundaries of bizarreness.

This storyline is full of essence, just opposite of what we expect from a thriller show. We can just wait and hope to witness something thrilling in the show, something more real than just mere naivety." Divya Drishti was the seventh most watched Hindi urban television show in its debut week in India, reaching a TRP of 1.9. Since its premiere, the show has maintained its position in the top 20 most-watched Hindi shows. Nazar and Divya Drishti had a collaboration where Mohana portrayed by Monalisa from Nazar entered the show Divya Drishti teaming up with Pishachini portrayed by Sangita Ghosh for a sequence

Mark Seliger

Mark Alan Seliger is an American photographer noted for his portraiture. Seliger was born in Amarillo, the son of Maurice and Carol Lee; the family moved to Houston in 1964. He attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, East Texas State University, he moved to New York City in 1984. Seliger began working for Rolling Stone in 1987, served as its chief photographer from 1992 to 2002 and shot more than 100 covers for the magazine; as of 2010, Seliger lives in New York City, works for Conde Nast Publications. He has shot a number of covers for Vanity Fair. Seliger has published several books; the celebrities whose portraits Seliger has made include Susan Sarandon, David Byrne, Matthew Barney, Willie Nelson, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Kurt Cobain, Lenny Kravitz, Rob Thomas, Brand Nubian and Tony Bennett. In 2004, Seliger bought the Richard Neutra-designed Alpha Wirin House in Los Feliz and had designer Mark Haddawy restore the 1949 example of Neutra's Mid-century modern work to maintain its architectural integrity.

"Listen" Rizzoli ISBN 978-0-8478-3464-8 In My Stairwell Rizzoli ISBN 978-0-8478-2760-2 Lenny Kravitz by Seliger and Lenny Kravitz, Arena ISBN 978-1-892041-50-0 Physiognomy: The Mark Seliger Photographs, Bulfinch ISBN 978-0-8212-2598-1 When They Came to Take My Father- voices of the Holocaust Arcade Publishing, ISBN 978-1-55970-305-5 Rolling Stone the Complete Covers 1967-1997 Personal Website at www.markseliger.com Mark Seliger on IMDb PDN/Nikon Masters series site on Seliger

The Goat, the Sofa, and Mr. Swami

The Goat, The Sofa And Mr. Swami is a book written by R. Chandrasekar about a Pakistani Prime Minister visiting India for a Test Cricket match and the ensuing diplomatic drama and chaos; the Pakistani Premier's sudden decision to invite himself to a cricket series to be played in India creates uncertainty and bureaucratic gamesmanship in New Delhi. Above such mundane concerns, India's elderly Prime Minister, devoted to movies and late mornings, adds to the confusion with random utterances and occasional temper tantrums, his official factotum, a bureaucrat named Swami, plays the confusion for all it is worth, attempting to advance his career and settle old scores. Old rivalries between the Foreign Service and the domestic bureaucrats flare up as the day of the Pakistani Premier's visit approaches. Matters get stalled. Conscious of his place in history and of the damage a botched visit would cause, the Prime Minister stages his own protests. Swami is forced to chart a treacherous course between his political and bureaucratic masters...

A parable rooted in the absurdities of modern India, this novel takes a light-hearted dig at the pretensions of people who matter. R. Chandrasekar was born in Madras and studied at Mayo College, Vivekananda College Madras, the Delhi School of Economics and the University of Chicago, he has researched and priced commodities and derivatives, traded bonds, managed portfolios and run a financial research centre. Chandrasekar lives with his family in the city known as Madras; this is his first novel. The Goat, The Sofa And Mr. Swami The School of Core Incompetence

A Salute to Ellington

A Salute to Ellington is an album by American jazz organist Bill Doggett released by the King label in 1957. "Caravan" – 2:20 "Prelude to a Kiss" – 2:34 "I'm Just a Lucky So and So" – 3:50 "Solitude" – 3:44 "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart" – 2:29 "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" – 2:18 "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good" – 5:04 "Don't You Know I Care" – 2:43 "C Jam Blues" – 2:21 "Sophisticated Lady" – 2:49 "Satin Doll" – 3:07 "Perdido" – 2:29 Bill Doggett – organ Clifford Scotttenor saxophone, alto saxophone, flute Billy Butlerguitar Shep Shepherddrums