Colmar-Berg is a commune and town in central Luxembourg, in the canton of Mersch. It is situated at the confluence of the rivers Alzette; as of 2005, the town of Colmar-Berg, which lies in the east of the commune, has a population of 1,711. Colmar-Berg is the site of the Grand Duke of Berg Castle, it is the site of a Goodyear tyre factory. The commune was known as simply'Berg' until 25 March 1991; the "Centre de Formation pour Conducteurs" is in Colmar-Berg. Every person has to make an "Obligatory Course" after they got their driving license in order for it to become a definitive license; this has to be done in the timespan after three months and before two years after the person passed their practical driving test. Media related to Colmar-Berg at Wikimedia Commons
Integrated Authority File
The Integrated Authority File or GND is an international authority file for the organisation of personal names, subject headings and corporate bodies from catalogues. It is used for documentation in libraries and also by archives and museums; the GND is managed by the German National Library in cooperation with various regional library networks in German-speaking Europe and other partners. The GND falls under the Creative Commons Zero licence; the GND specification provides a hierarchy of high-level entities and sub-classes, useful in library classification, an approach to unambiguous identification of single elements. It comprises an ontology intended for knowledge representation in the semantic web, available in the RDF format; the Integrated Authority File became operational in April 2012 and integrates the content of the following authority files, which have since been discontinued: Name Authority File Corporate Bodies Authority File Subject Headings Authority File Uniform Title File of the Deutsches Musikarchiv At the time of its introduction on 5 April 2012, the GND held 9,493,860 files, including 2,650,000 personalised names.
There are seven main types of GND entities: LIBRIS Virtual International Authority File Information pages about the GND from the German National Library Search via OGND Bereitstellung des ersten GND-Grundbestandes DNB, 19 April 2012 From Authority Control to Linked Authority Data Presentation given by Reinhold Heuvelmann to the ALA MARC Formats Interest Group, June 2012
Reisdorf is a commune and small town in eastern Luxembourg, on the river Sauer. It is part of the canton of Diekirch. In 2005, which lies in the centre of the commune, had a population of 479. Other towns within the commune include Hoesdorf. Media related to Reisdorf at Wikimedia Commons
Bourscheid is a commune and small town in north-eastern Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Diekirch, part of the district of Diekirch; as of 2005, the town of Bourscheid, which lies in the centre of the commune, has a population of 266. Other settlements within the commune include Goebelsmuhle, Michelau, Schlindermanderscheid, Welscheid. Bourscheid Castle located close to the village is Luxembourg's largest and one of the most important medieval castles between the Meuse and the Rhine. Media related to Bourscheid at Wikimedia Commons
Nommern is a commune and small town in central Luxembourg, in the canton of Mersch. As of 2005, the town of Nommern, which lies in the east of the commune, has a population of 262. Other towns within the commune include Schrondweiler. Media related to Nommern at Wikimedia Commons
A fire station is a structure or other area for storing firefighting apparatus such as fire engines and related vehicles, personal protective equipment, fire hoses and other specialized equipment. Fire stations contain working and living space for the firefighters and support staff. In large US cities, fire stations are named for the primary fire companies and apparatus housed there, such as "Ladder 49". Other fire stations are named based on the district, town or village where they are located, or given a number. A fire station will at a minimum have a garage for housing at least one fire engine. There will be storage space for equipment; the most important equipment is however stored in the vehicle itself. The approaches to a fire station are posted with warning signs, there may be a traffic signal to stop or warn traffic when apparatus are leaving or returning to the station. Activities at a fire station include regular inspection and cleaning of the apparatus and equipment, training work. Weekly or bi-weekly routine includes various drills in which firefighters practice their skills.
In a single story station, a tower-like structure is used to hang hoses to dry. Some fire companies host public activities at the fire station during events such as a "fire prevention week", the facility may be used for fund-raising by the "firemen's association", "fire buffs", or "fire auxiliary". If the station is occupied full-time by career firefighters, it will contain living quarters and work areas, where they wait until a callout comes through. Career firefighters are able to sleep during a night shift, so these stations will have dormitories. There will be an alarm system to alert them of an emergency call, to give some indication of where and what the emergency is. In some small fire departments, the only alarm may be a telephone for receiving calls. Many fire stations were built with the living quarters above the garage; this arrangement is common for fire stations built in a crowded city, allows for a raised area to hang hoses to dry to prevent damage. The fireman's pole was invented to allow firefighters to descend to the garage.
In modern times, agencies such as the National Fire Protection Association have argued that these pose a safety hazard. Modern fire stations are built with the living quarters on the same level as the garage; some fire stations are not occupied, with the firefighting carried out by volunteer or retained firefighters. In this case, the firefighters are summoned to the fire station by siren, radio or pagers, where they will deploy the fire engine; these fire stations may still have office space for the firefighters, a library of reference and other materials, a "trophy wall" or case where the firefighters display memorabilia. List of fire stations Fire department Fireman's pole Olathe, Kan. Fire Department West Jackson Fire Department, GA Raleigh and Wake County, NC fire departments Killorglin Fire & Rescue, County Kerry, Ireland
Diekirch is a commune with town status in north-eastern Luxembourg, capital city of the canton Diekirch and, until its abolition in 2015, the district of Diekirch. The town is situated on the banks of the Sauer river; the town's heraldic shield, showing a crowned lion on a castle, was granted in 1988. It is based on the town's 14th century seal and arms; as of 2001, the town of Diekirch itself, which lies in the south of the commune, has a population of 6,068. Diekirch was the first town in Luxembourg to have a pedestrian zone, in 1977. Diekirch is home to a brewery of national importance carrying the town's name. Three secondary schools are located in Diekirch: Lycée classique de Diekirch, Lycée technique hôtelier Alexis Heck and Nordstadlycée; the town is home to the national operational headquarters of the Luxembourgish Army at the Haerebierg Military Centre and the National Museum of Military History, reflecting Diekirch's pivotal role in the famous Battle of the Bulge, called by the Germans Rundstedt-Offensive, a major battle of World War II.
It was here that the river Sauer was crossed on the night of January 18, 1945, by the US 5th Infantry division. The town is the seat of one of the six regional headquarters of the Grand Ducal Police and of one of the two judicial districts of Luxembourg; as far as sports events are concerned, Diekirch has gained a reputation for its annual cross country running competition — the Eurocross —, an IAAF permit meeting and attracts world-class runners, with Gabriela Szabo and Irina Mikitenko among its past winners. The town received its name, according to old sources, when Charlemagne in the late 8th century resettled Saxons, in order to bring them under his control. One of the centre of these settlements was in the area of Diekirch. In order to convert the pagan Saxons to Christianity, a church was built, which gave the settlement its name: "Diet-Kirch". In Old Franconian, thiuda. Þeudō is a reconstructed word from Germanic, which plays a role in the etymology of the term "Deutsch". In the 14th century, the blind king of Bohemia, fortified it, surrounding the place with a castellated wall and a ditch supplied by a stream.
It remained more or less fortified until the beginning of the 19th century when the French, during their occupation, levelled the old walls and substituted avenues of trees. In the course of extensive excavation in the 1960s, it was shown that the St. Laurence church is a Roman building. In the early 20th century, wall ruins and mosaics were being found north of the town center. Archaeological investigations in 1992-1993, 1999 and 2008 enabled the reconstruction of a large Roman villa, which extended over all the land of the medieval town and was abandoned in the early 5th century; the town's mascot is the donkey. There is a donkey fountain in the centre of Diekirch; the yearly cavalcade is held under the sign of the donkey. Paul Eyschen a Luxembourgish politician, statesman and diplomat, he was the eighth Prime Minister of Luxembourg, serving for twenty-seven years, 1888-1915. Léon Roth a Luxembourgian sprint canoer who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics Johnny Lucas a Luxembourgian sprint canoer who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics Ali Kaes a Luxembourgish politician General Gaston Reinig a Luxembourgian soldier and a former Chief of Defence of the Luxembourg Army Michael Pinto a Portuguese professional footballer Diekirch is twinned with: Media related to Diekirch at Wikimedia Commons Official website