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Skerry

A skerry is a small rocky island too small for human habitation. It may be a rocky reef. A skerry can be called a low sea stack. A skerry may have vegetative life such as small, hardy grasses. Skerries in some areas of the world, are rested upon by animals such as seals or birds, though not inhabited; the term skerry is derived from the Old Norse sker. The Old Norse term sker was brought into the English language via the Scots language word spelled skerrie or skerry, it is a cognate of the Scandinavian languages' words for skerry – Icelandic, Faroese: sker, Danish: skær, Swedish: skär, Norwegian: skjær / skjer, found in German: Schäre, Finnish: kari, Estonian: skäär, Latvian: šēra, Lithuanian: Šcheras and Russian: шхеры. In Scottish Gaelic, it appears as sgeir, e.g. Sula Sgeir, in Irish as sceir, in Welsh as sgeri, in Manx as skeyr. Skerries are most formed at the outlet of fjords where submerged glacially formed valleys at right angles to the coast join with other cross valleys in a complex array.

In some places near the seaward margins of fjorded areas, the ice-scoured channels are so numerous and varied in direction that the rocky coast is divided into thousands of island blocks, some large and mountainous while others are rocky points or rock reefs that menace navigation. The island fringe of Norway is such a group of glacially formed skerries, called a skjærgård. By this channel one can travel through a protected passage the entire 1,600 km route from Stavanger to North Cape, Norway; the Blindleia is a skerry-protected waterway that starts near Kristiansand in southern Norway, continues past Lillesand. The Inside Passage provides a similar route from Seattle, Washington to Alaska. Another such skerry-protected passage extends from the Straits of Magellan north for 800 km along the west coast of the South American continent; the Swedish coast along Bohuslän is guarded by skerries. The east coast of Sweden, in the Baltic Sea, has many big skärgårdar, notably Stockholm archipelago - Stockholms skärgård.

The southwestern coast of Finland has a great many skerries. This area is experiencing post-glacial rebound that connects the rising islands as they break sea level, revealing till deposits and clay bottoms; the skerries exist as small rocky islands before uplift of adjacent terrain changes the classification of this landform into a tombolo. In the Russian Federation, the best examples are the Minina Skerries, located in the Kara Sea, in the western shores of the Taymyr Peninsula, the Sumsky Skerries 64°24′N 35°30′E, located in the White Sea; the United Kingdom has a large number of skerries including Staple Island in England. Skerries is the name of a coastal area of Dublin, with many skerries offshore, including Rockabill, Shenick Island, Colt Island and St Patrick's Island; the most southerly skerries are the Skrap Skerries off South Georgia. Stack

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (Greensboro, North Carolina)

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church is an Episcopal church in the Historic District of the Fisher Park neighborhood of Greensboro, North Carolina. In 1869, St. Barnabas Church was founded as Greensboro's first Episcopal parish. Construction of the first church building got underway on May 31, 1871 on the site now occupied by the Elon University School of Law. In 1891, a group of parishioners split off to form St. Andrew's Episcopal Mission, designated a parish in 1893. In May 1910 the two parishes consolidated to form Holy Trinity Episcopal Church; the congregation worshiped at St. Barnabas Church for two years split again to form St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. A parish house designed by Hobart Upjohn was built on the current site at Greene Street and Fisher Avenue in 1919, its assembly hall was converted into All Saints Chapel in 1930. Construction began on the current sanctuary in 1949. Further construction projects took place in the 1960s and 1990s

Ag├ęsilas

Agésilas is a play written by Pierre Corneille and published in 1666. It was first performed in April 1666 at the Hôtel de Bourgogne. Agésilas, king of Sparta Lysander, famous Spartan captain Cotys, king of Paphlagonia Spitridate, Persian high lord Mandane, sister of Spitridate Elpinice, daughter of Lysander Aglatide, daughter of Lysander Xénoclès, lieutenant of Agésilas Cléon, Greek orator from Halicarnassus The action takes places in Ephesus. Lysander has promised to marry his daughters Elpinice and Aglatide to Cotys and Spitridate but he needs the agreement of Agésilas. Cotys and Spitridate realize that this arrangement doesn't suit them. In effect and Elpinice have fallen in love with each other, the same is true of Cotys and Mandane. Cotys agrees to give Elpinice to Spitridate. However, Spitridate is wary of this. For his part, Agésilas is in love with Mandane as well, he learns Lysander is plotting against him, in response forbids the Spartan captain's daughters from marrying anyone. Agésilas knows he can't marry Mandane because Sparta wouldn't accept it, but he can't allow Cotys and Mandane to marry either.

He knows a union between the families of Spitridate will only make him enemies. Aglatide knows that Cotys doesn't want her hand in marriage, she prefers to hide her feelings and pretend to not care, but she hopes that Agésilas loves her. In effect, some years prior, he promised he would marry her. Agésilas decides to confront Lysander and show him that he knows all of his plans. However, Agésilas does not want to bring shame to the man. So, Agésilas resolves to talk to Lysander in private, with only Agésilas' lieutenant Xénoclès present. Lysander confesses to his crimes and says he is ready to submit to his punishment, but asks for clemency for his daughters and their future husbands who were not aware of the plot. Agésilas decides to pardon Lysander and consents to the marriage of Elpinice to Spitridate and Cotys to Mandane. To honor his promises made years prior and to avoid any plots by Lysander in the future Agésilas agrees to marry Aglatide. Agésilas is, along with Psyché, the only Corneille piece to use cross rhyming for the entire piece, along with free verse.

Agésilas was not well received, was not performed again after its debut in 1666. Nicolas Boileau said of it in a review: "I saw Agésilas. Alas!"

Heaton Norris

Heaton Norris is a suburb in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. It is part of the Four Heatons, neighbours Heaton Chapel, Heaton Mersey and Heaton Moor. A parish of Lancashire, in 1835 part of Heaton Norris was annexed to Stockport in Cheshire. Part of Lancashire, Heaton Norris was part of the Manchester barony of the Grelley family, but between 1162 and 1180 it belonged to William le Norreys. In the early 13th century, Heaton Norris, a sub manor of Manchester, encompassed all of the Four Heatons, it was escheated to the manor of Manchester around 1280. In 1322, there were 32 dwellings suggesting a population of 150, the ten freeholders of the escheated manor had the right to graze on common pasture and to cut wood. There was no chapel of ease, unlike neighbouring St Ostwalds at Didsbury, didn't get one until St Thomas' was built in 1758; the township remained part of the parish of Manchester in the Salford Hundred of Lancashire until 1835 when the southern portion of the parish was absorbed into Stockport.

In 1894, under the Local Government Act 1894, it was divided again, with a portion becoming part of Stockport county borough in Cheshire, the remaining part forming the Heaton Norris urban district in Lancashire. A further 16 acres transferred in 1901, the remainder, Heaton Moor and Heaton Chapel, was added to Stockport county borough in 1913. There was a plebiscite in the 1930 on whether the area wished to become part of Manchester again, but the vote was lost. In 1901, the population was recorded as 26,251. Since 1974 it has formed part of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport in Greater Manchester. Weaving was first recorded in 1580 and by 1776 farms were being advertised as having cowsheds and large loom houses. In spite of the industrial developments nearby in Stockport and Manchester, most of Heaton Norris remained agricultural, though in 1836 there were 20 mills employing upwards of 5,000; the rural nature changed with the arrival of the railway station at Heaton Norris in 1840 and Heaton Chapel in 1852, when the area became residential in order to house workers in local mills.

The majority of Heaton Norris is characterised by deck-access or high-rise estates and Victorian terraced housing. Heaton Norris Rovers, now known as Stockport County Football Club, was formed in 1883, used to play on a pitch behind the Nursery Inn on Green Lane. In 1902, they moved to Edgeley Park. Heaton Norris, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Moor and Heaton Chapel are on the north bank of the River Mersey, south of the Cringle Brook, to the west of Reddish and the River Tame; the land slopes towards the north from a high point in the south above a steep descent to the Mersey. Most of the townships are between 60 m and 70 m above sea level, 30 m to 60 m above the river. Heaton Norris is about 7 km south of Manchester; the soil is clay on red sandstone. The former Manchester to Buxton Roman road and the turnpike, now the A6, pass through Heaton Norris, as does the London to Manchester railway; this is carried from Edgeley to Heaton Norris by the massive brick-built Stockport Viaduct. Along the north bank of the River Mersey ran the Great Central Railway's line from Warrington to Stockport.

Today this route is used by the M60 motorway. The Stockport branch of the Ashton Canal terminated at Heaton Norris. In 1820, William Nelstrop established his flour mill on Lancashire Hill. Nelstrop's Albion Flour Mills were rebuilt on the same site in 1893 following a fire; the company is now one of Britain's largest independent flour millers. Notable landmarks in Heaton Norris include Bryant's Warehouse, a large B&Q superstore which was, when first opened, the largest in the country and Bowerfold Open Space, known locally as The Bonks, popular with locals for dog walking, horse riding, its football pitch, after heavy snowfalls, sledging. All Saints' Church, designed by Preston and Vaughan and consecrated in 1888, is on the corner of Manchester Road and All Saints Road and runs a number of community projects such as a free music school for children,'Heaton's Hotpots' free meals and various groups for children, young people and families. In the BBC series The Mrs Merton Show and the spin-off sitcom, Mrs Merton and Malcolm, the title character, Mrs Merton, played by Greater Manchester native Caroline Aherne refers to living in the area.

Another comedy show, Early Doors, principally written by and starring her associate Craig Cash, revolved around a failing pub which by inference and plentiful local references was in Heaton Norris. Some of the scenes for the BBC1 comedy drama Sunshine, starring Steve Coogan, Bernard Hill, Craig Cash and Phil Mealey, were filmed in the Nursery Inn. Christ Church, Heaton Norris Heaton Moor Council link Discussion of the boundary of Cheshire

Bradford Morrow

Bradford Morrow is an American novelist, essayist and children's book writer. Professor of literature and Bard Center Fellow at Bard College, he is the founding editor of Conjunctions literary magazine. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 8, 1951, Morrow grew up in Littleton, and, "after a decade of vagabonding from Honduras to France, Italy to England", settled in New York City, where he remains. In 1966, he was selected by the Colorado Medical Association to serve with a small number of other teenage volunteers as a medical assistant with the Amigos de las Americas program, giving inoculations and working with health-care professionals in poor rural areas in Honduras; the following year, 1967–1968, Morrow was a foreign exchange student under the auspices of the American Field Service, completing his final year of high school at a Liceo Scientifico in Cuneo, Italy. After completing his B. A. in English Literature at the University of Colorado, Boulder, 1969–1972, where he graduated summa cum laude with a Phi Beta Kappa, he received a Danforth Fellowship to continue graduate studies in English and comparative literature at Yale University.

Upon leaving Yale, Morrow moved first to Ithaca, New York, where he began research on a full-scale bibliography of Wyndham Lewis, consulting the archives at Cornell University, to Santa Barbara, where he met John Martin, of Black Sparrow Press, who would publish the bibliography in 1978. The literary biannual journal Conjunctions was conceived in late 1980 as "Morrow sat in Beat poet Kenneth Rexroth's library in Santa Barbara, California; the two friends had the idea to assemble a Festschrift for James Laughlin, the beloved editor of New Directions." After being published by David R. Godine and Collier Books/Scribner, the journal was picked up by Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, which remains the journal's publisher. Morrow became Rexroth's literary executor in 1982, has edited and introduced a number of the poet's books, including The Selected Poems of Kenneth Rexroth, Classics Revisited, World Outside the Window: Selected Essays of Kenneth Rexroth, More Classics Revisited, with Sam Hamill coedited The Complete Poems of Kenneth Rexroth.

He has taught at Princeton and Columbia Universities, as well as the Naropa Institute. Since 1990 he has been a professor of Bard Center Fellow at Bard College; the Review of Contemporary Fiction published a "Bradford Morrow issue" in 2000, which included essays by Sven Birkerts, Forrest Gander, Patrick McGrath, Robert Creeley, Joanna Scott, Brian Evenson, William T. Vollmann, Maureen Howard and others; the Forger's Daughter The Prague Sonata The Forgers The Diviner's Tale Ariel’s Crossing. Conjunctions The Inevitable: Contemporary Writers Confront Death The Complete Poems of Kenneth Rexroth; the New Gothic More Classics Revisited Thirty Six Poems of Tu Fu The Houses of Children World outside the Window: Selected Essays of Kenneth Rexroth Classics Revisited The Selected Poems of Kenneth Rexroth The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries New Jersey Noir. (Edited by

Erik Henningsen

Erik Ludvig Henningsen was a Danish painter and illustrator. He is best known for his Social Realist paintings of exposed groups in the 1880s and 1890s, he was the younger brother of Frants Henningsen, a painter. Erik Henningsen was born on 29 August 1855 in Copenhagen to Frants Ludvig Henningsen, a grocer, Hilda Charlotte Christine née Schou, he was articled to decorative painter A. Hellesen, he took drawing lessons with C. V. Nielsen and was admitted to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1873, he graduated in 1877 and won several awards and distinctions, including the Academy's Annual Medal in 1887 and 1890, the Ancher Prize in 1889, in 1892 a travel scholarship of DKK 100. His travels took him to Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. Henningsen became part of the group Bogstaveligheden, a forum for the Realists' humanitarian ideals about creating a better society through illumination and debate. In his paintings from the 1880s and 1890s, Henningsen was preoccupied with the rights and living conditions of groups such as the unemployed, workers and the elderly.

Examples are summa injuria. The infanticide (1886, The Hirschsprung Collection and Evicted, he depicted the lighter aspects of human life, as in his paintings of street life in Copenhagen. Towards the turn of the century Henningsen painted historical scenes. An example is his mural in the banquet hall of the University of Copenhagen's main building on Vor Frue Plads in Copenhagen, it depicts the banquet at the Scandinavian Scientist Conference held in Roskilde in 1847. It completed a series of murals depicting the history of the university of which the earlier painting had been created by Vilhelm Marstrand, Carl Bloch and Vilhelm Rosenstand. During the two first decades of the 20th century he painted genre works from the lives of the bourgeoisie. Henningsen worked as an illustrator, both for the weekly magazine Ude og Hjemme and books such as Pietro Krohns Peters Jul. In 1900, the Tuborg Breweries announced a competition for a "decorative advertisement poster" to mark its 25 years jubilee; the first prize, rewarded with a sum of DKK 10,000, was taken by Jens Ferdinand Willumsen, but it was Henningsen's entry, known as The Thirsty Man, put into production by the brewery.

It has since obtained iconic status and become one of the most recognizable posters in Denmark. Morning in Adressekontorets Gaard A snowy day at summa injuria; the infanticide Break at Efterslægten School Parade of the Infantry A constitutional celebration in the country Woman at the Grøndalshuset Evicted A wounded worker A lecture in the Dagmar Hall, Askov Folk High School Art of Denmark