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River Ouse, Yorkshire

The River Ouse is a river in North Yorkshire, England. Hydrologically, the river is a continuation of the River Ure, the combined length of the River Ure and River Ouse makes it, at 129 miles, the sixth longest river of the United Kingdom and the longest to flow in one county; the length of the Ouse alone is about 52 miles. The river is formed at the confluence of the River Ure and the much smaller Ouse Gill Beck at Cuddy Shaw Reach near Linton-on-Ouse, about six miles downstream of the confluence of the River Swale with the River Ure, it flows through the city of York and the towns of Selby and Goole before joining with the River Trent at Trent Falls, near the village of Faxfleet, to form the Humber Estuary. The Ouse's system of tributaries drains a large upland area of northern England, including much of the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors; the Ouse valley is a flat plain. In recent years, York and villages in between have been badly hit; the traditional source of the Ouse is in the village of Great Ouseburn, is marked by a stone column reading "OUSE RIVER HEAD...

OUSEGILL SPRING Ft. YORK 13 miles BOROUGHBRIDGE 4 miles"; the site is 38 yards from the present course of Ouse Gill Beck, a small stream earlier known as Usekeld Beck, meaning "Spring or source of the Ouse". The start of the Ouse is now considered to be the point where Ouse Gill Beck joins the River Ure, 1.6 miles south east of Great Ouseburn. The origin of the name is uncertain; the name was first recorded in about 780 as Usa. It has been speculated that the name is of Brythonic-Celtic origin, from an assumed word udso-, assumed to be derived from the Indo-European root wed-, meaning "water". Other sources prefer a Proto-Celtic, it has been suggested that the Ouse was once known as the'Ure', but there seems to be no supporting evidence for this claim. The suggestion that the name derives from the Celtic name of the Ure, assumed to be Isurā from the Roman name for Aldborough, over time evolved into Isis and the Saxon Ouse, would go some way to explaining how the little tributary Ouse Gill Beck usurps the name of the much larger River Ure.

However the form Ouse is little changed from the eighth century. The York district was settled by Norwegian and Danish people, so parts of the place names could be old Norse. Referring to the etymological dictionary "Etymologisk ordbog", ISBN 82-905-2016-6 dealing with the common Danish and Norwegian languages - roots of words and the original meaning: Os - the mouth of a river; the old Norse wording oss, gradation form ouso. The Ouse is navigable throughout its length. Seagoing vessels use the river as far as Goole, where there is an inland port and access to the Aire and Calder Navigation. At Selby there is access to the Selby Canal; the river is tidal up to Naburn. At Naburn there is a weir with locks, so that boats of 150 feet length and 15 feet beam can reach York. Above York there is another weir with locks at Linton-on-Ouse, which allows boats of 66 feet length to proceed to the River Ure Navigation. Adjacent to the lock is Linton Lock Hydro plant; this is capable of generating enough electricity to power 450 homes.

The navigation authority is Associated British Ports from Trent Falls to Goole railway swing bridge at Skelton, the Canal & River Trust upstream from there. In the 18th and 19th centuries, there was considerable commercial traffic on the river from Selby, which had a custom house, downstream. After the 1826 opening of the Aire and Calder Navigation, most traffic became concentrated on the port of Goole; this continues. Blacktoft Sands RSPB reserve Bridges over the Ouse Rivers of the United Kingdom York City Rowing Club

Tweddle Place, Edmonton

Tweddle Place is a residential neighbourhood in the Millbourne community in the Mill Woods area of Edmonton, Canada. It is named for Malcolm Tweddle; the neighbourhood is bounded on the north by Whitemud Drive, on the west by 91 Street, on the east by 76 Street, on the south by Mill Woods Road and by 38 Avenue. Millbourne Road West cuts through the neighbourhood. In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Tweddle Place had a population of 3,128 living in 1,141 dwellings, a -4.4% change from its 2009 population of 3,272. With a land area of 1.12 km2, it had a population density of 2,792.9 people/km2 in 2012. ` According to the 2001 federal census, the bulk of the residential construction in Tweddle Place occurred during the 1970s when eight out of ten residences were built. Substantially all residential construction was complete by 1990. Half of the residences in the neighbourhood, according to the 2005 municipal census, are single-family dwellings. Another three in ten are rented apartments in low-rise buildings with fewer than five stories.

One in five are row houses and 5% are duplexes. Six out of ten residences are owner-occupied and four out of ten are rented; the residential population in the neighbourhood is somewhat mobile, with one in five residents having moved within the preceding 12 months according to the 2005 municipal census. Another one in five had moved within the previous one to three years. At the same time, just over half had been at the same address for at least five years. There are four schools located in the neighbourhood; the Edmonton Public School System operates the Malcolm Tweddle Elementary School and the Edith Rogers Junior High School. The Edmonton Catholic School System operates the St. Hilda Junior High School. There is a independent k-12 school, Millwoods Christian School, located in the neighbourhood. Millwoods Christian School has been serving the community since 1978; the school opened as an independent school under the direction of Calvary Community Church, a non-denominational church in south Edmonton on the same campus as MCS.

Over the years the school population increased as more and more parents began to choose Christian education for their children. In 2000, the school entered into an agreement with the Edmonton Public School Board, now operates as an alternative program with EPSB; the Millgate Transit Centre is located to the north of the neighborhood across Whitemud Drive on 86 street. This transit centre has a passenger drop off area, a large shelter, vending machines and a pay phone. There are ride from this transit centre; the following bus routes serve the transit centre: School special routes that arrive/depart from Millgate Transit Centre include routes: 6S, 8S, 60S, 61S, 62S, 69S, 87S. Edmonton Transit System Tweddle Place Neighbourhood Profile Millwoods Christian School official site


Popovljane is a settlement in the Suva Reka municipality in the disputed region of Kosovo, southern Serbia. The rural settlement lies with 259 hectares, it lies 796 m above sea level. It has an ethnic Serb majority; the first mention of this village is from 1465. At the end of the 19th century, the Russian consul in Prizren mentioned this village and its rural church, inhabited by Serbs; the Russian consulate tried to prevent the violence by Albanians from a neighbouring village who did not allow the Popovljanians to have their Orthodox ceremonies in that church. In the Popovljane cemetery there is a Church dedicated to St. Nicholas, founded in 1626. There is a primary school in the village

Upper Gage Avenue (Hamilton, Ontario)

Upper Gage Avenue is a Hamilton Mountain arterial road in Hamilton, Canada. It starts off at Concession Street in front of Mountain Drive Park and works its way southward and ends just past Rymal Road beside Broughton West Park 2, it is a two-way street throughout. Upper Gage starts at the point where its lower counterpart Gage Avenue finishes just below the Escarpment and was labelled without the "upper" prefix. Upper Gage Avenue's name is derived from its approximate alignment with Gage Avenue in the lower city in Hamilton. Gage Avenue is named after a lumber merchant and his uncle William Gage, a farmer. Together James and William had a farm, the site of the Battle of Stoney Creek during the War of 1812; the wounded were treated inside their home and they were both awarded compensation for it by the government. Gage Street was called Trolley Street. Note: Listing of Landmarks from North to South. Mountain Drive Park Fennell Square Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway, nicknamed The LINC Eleanor Park, Broughton West Park 2 Note: Listing of roads from west to east.

Wilson Street Highway 403 Upper Paradise Road Garth Street West 5th Street Upper James Street Upper Wellington Street Upper Wentworth Street Upper Sherman Avenue Upper Ottawa Street Nebo Road Upper Kenilworth Avenue Mountain Brow Boulevard Upper Centennial Parkway Note #1: Listing of roads from North to South. Concession Street Queensdale Avenue East Fennell Avenue East Mohawk Road East Limeridge Road East Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway Stone Church Road East Rymal Road East/Ontario Highway 53 Niagara Escarpment Commission Official web site Google Maps: Upper Gage Avenue

Santa Maria in Pantano, Massa Martana

Santa Maria in Pantano is a Romanesque-style, Roman Catholic church and former monastery outside of the town of Massa Martana, province of Perugia, Italy. Tradition holds a church at the site was first erected in the 5th century by the Magister Militum Severo using the remains of a former pagan temple; some of the elements of the walls on the right appear to derive from a late-Roman empire building. A church was erected atop a prior Roman structure in the 7th or 8th centuries with a single hall ending in a semicircular apse. In the 10th to 11th centuries it was subdivided into three naves. A Benedictine monastery was established alongside; the area, prone to flooding acquired the suffix of swamp. The church is first documented as dependant on the Abbey of Farfa in 1115; the façade was added in the 15th centuries. It has a square face with a Gothic rose window. To the right of the facade is a square 14th-century tower. To the left of the church on the wall of the monastery is a spolia depicting the Sacrifice of Iphigenia.

The complex stood beside the ancient Via Flaminia. The interior houses a number of tomb memorials as well as Roman spolia; the walls have fresco fragments. The left wall has a 13th-century wooden crucifix; the first column on the right has a frescoed depiction of a saint with a papyrus. The altar of the right nave has a 15th-century depiction of the Madonna and Child with Saints Barbara and Antony Abbot by Niccolò di Vannuccio; the wall has a 14th-century fresco depicting Saints Antony Abbot, Peter and Honophrius. On the left wall is a 17th-century Crucifixion with Saints Severo and Francis

Weststar Aviation (Malaysia)

Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd is a non-scheduled airline company based in Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport. It was established in April 2003 upon the approval of the Air Operation Certificate by the Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation, its primary fleet consists of Eurocopter EC 120 Colibri, EC 135 Ecureuil, AS365 Dauphin and AgustaWestland AW139. In 2018 they acquired 3 AgustaWestland AW189 that transports Petronas and Shell personals in Miri, Sarawak. Weststar offered Petronas to operate the AW189’s at a cost similar to operating an AW139 and is the cheapest operator of AW189’s in the region; the Westar Aviation Services fleet consists of the following aircraft: The airline operating a helicopter fleet consisting of the following aircraft: AgustaWestland AW139) AgustaWestland AW189 Weststar Aviation Services