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Revel, Haute-Garonne

Revel is a commune in the Haute-Garonne department in southwestern France. Revel is situated 52 km east of Toulouse. Other notable nearby towns are Carcassonne and Castelnaudary to the south, Castres to the east, Albi to the northeast; the most notable physical feature of Revel is its central square covered by a 14th-century roof, supported by wooden pillars and topped by a distinctive bell-tower. The marketplace was erected in the fourteenth century. In 1829, a fire destroyed the building. Five years it was restored, accruing its recent form with the addition of the cupola and a clock; every Saturday morning, a market is held in the square and surrounding streets in which a variety of goods, but food and clothing, are for sale. Another distinctive building is the large, Gothic-style town church of Notre-Dame, just south of the central square. Just south of Revel, where the land begins to slope upwards into the Montagne Noire regional park, is the Lac de Saint-Ferréol, a man-made lake dating from the seventeenth century, linked to and supplies water to the Canal du Midi.

For some time, the lake has been enjoyed by local residents and tourists as a place for walking, picnicking etc. A number of hotels, cafés, restaurants and private homes can be found close to the north shore of the lake. Revel is arguably best known for two products: furniture, a mint liqueur named Get 27, manufactured in the town since the 18th century. Cabinet-making is a specialty of the area, many cabinet makers are trained at the local lycée, which specialises in technical training, admits pupils from across the region on a residential basis during the week. Furniture shops and warehouses are a feature of the surrounding area. Revel’s lycée is located on the east side of the town, on the Route de Sorèze, is named after Vincent Auriol, the socialist politician, born in the town and, the first President of the Fourth Republic of France between 1947 and 1954. Public transport to and from Revel is sparse. At one time, Revel was linked to Toulouse by rail, but the only remnant of this facility is the derelict railway station to the north-west of the town.

The nearest town with a rail link is Castelnaudary. A coach service between Revel and Toulouse runs on an infrequent basis. Communes of the Haute-Garonne department INSEE

Wesley Mimico United Church

Wesley Mimico United Church is a church in Toronto, Canada. It is located in the neighbourhood of Mimico in the former city of Etobicoke; the church was created by the union of the former Wesley Methodist Church, Mimico and St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in 1927, of which the Methodist church was the larger partner. Early Methodists were served by ministers working a'circuit' of communities the earliest of which west of Toronto was the Cooksville branch of the Toronto circuit which began about 1845. Five years in 1850, with the creation of Etobicoke Township a Mimico branch of the Cooksville circuit was opened which built a church in the original Postal Village of Mimico in central Etobicoke and identified itself as a Wesleyan Congregation. By 1858 with the building of the railway through today's Mimico and the establishment of a Mimico Station and Post Office with a subdivision plan for a Town of Mimico, a Mimico Branch of Etobicoke central Wesley Church was established using the old Mimico Schoolhouse at Church St across from Mimico Ave.

In 1862 the Mimico Branch of the Wesleyan Methodist Church purchased property across the street from the old Mimico Schoolhouse on Church St across from Drummond where a church was built by 1864 establishing Mimico's Wesleyan Methodist Church. Although the 1850s subdivision plan for Mimico had failed, the postal village remaining a rural area, in 1890 a new plan was prepared which led to Mimico becoming a Town and in 1890 the Methodist Church built a Manse on Mimico Ave on the south side just east of Wheatfield. Of the early Methodists in Mimico the main families were: The Hendrys The Englishes The Gaulds This family intermarried with the Davidsons, the family of the developer of the Humber Bay neighbourhood just east of Mimico; the united congregation used the new church built by the former Methodist congregation on Mimico Avenue at Station Road on the west side in the heart of Mimico. Mimico Town Council, meeting in the Mimico Carnegie Library, purchased the old Methodist Church to be the Town Hall while the old Methodist Manse on Queens Ave at Mimico became Hogle's Funeral Home.

The first term of union between the two former parishes was for a dual pastorate for the first year and the election of a new pastor. When the year had ended, one of the resigning pastors, Rev. Fingald, was still the preferred choice for united pastor among the majority of the congregation creating some friction; those Presbyterians who wished to remain outside the union refounded the Mimico Presbyterian Church and were permitted to have the old Presbyterian Church building at Mimico Ave and Church St. Quickly following the union, Mimico was badly hit by the Great Depression and, like the other churches in Mimico and the Town of Mimico itself, the Wesley Mimico United Church found itself in debt; the congregation celebrated the centennial of the former Methodist church in 1964 with the publication of a parish history which included a history of the Presbyterian church. Wesley Mimico United Church has been faced with great challenges in keeping the church alive as the demographics in Mimico have changed since the town was annexed first to Etobicoke to Toronto.

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Tony Scotti

Anthony Joseph "Tony" Scotti is an American actor and film producer, co-founder of Scotti Brothers Records. He is married to French singer Sylvie Vartan. Scotti and his brother Ben both played football for the University of Maryland. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Scotti began his career as an actor, portraying Sharon Tate's love interest, Tony Polar, in the 1967 film, Valley of the Dolls. For his role in Valley, Scotti was required to sing and performed the song "Come Live With Me" in the film and on the film's soundtrack. Scotti's second and last acting appearance was the title role in an unaired 1968 television pilot film, Nick Quarry, based on the 1967 film, Tony Rome. While pursuing his film career, Tony Scotti had a mildly successful singing career with 3 low-chart national singles as a soloist, two as the leader of Heaven Bound. In 1971, Scotti abandoned his film career and joined the record production department of MGM as a senior vice president. In 1974, along with older brother Ben, formed Ben Scotti Productions, a music marketing firm.

The company branched out into television and produced the pop music series, America's Top 10. The success of the show prompted the brothers to form a television syndication company, All American Television in 1981; the company would go on to distribute shows like Baywatch and Acapulco H. E. A. T.. In the mid-1980s, the company began producing movies under Scotti Brothers Pictures and would go on to release Eye of the Tiger and Lady Beware. Tony Scotti on IMDb

Heinie Elder

Henry Knox "Heinie" Elder was a Major League Baseball pitcher. Heinie Elder was born in Seattle and died in Long Beach, California. After attending the University of Minnesota, playing baseball for the "Golden Gophers" in his 1911 freshman season, Heinie Elder played one game in the major leagues, at age 22, as a left-handed relief pitcher for the Detroit Tigers on July 7, 1913, he pitched 3-1/3 innings and gave up 4 hits, 5 bases on balls, 3 earned runs for a single-game and career earned run average of 8.10. Heinie Elder is one of the few major league players to have served in both World War I and World War II, he was a lieutenant colonel in the U. S. Army, he died in 1958 at age 68 in California. He was buried at the Los Angeles National Cemetery on Sepluveda Boulevard, north of Wilshire Boulevard, in Los Angeles, California. "Heinie" was a popular nickname for German baseball players in the early part of the 20th century those whose first name was Henry, as Heinie was a familiar form of the German equivalent Heinrich.

Elder was one of 22 major league Heinies in the first half of the century. Others include: Heinie Beckendorf 1909-1910. After the end of World War II, no further major league player has gone by the nickname "Heinie." Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference Baseball Almanac BR Bullpen

Richard Beatniffe

Richard Beatniffe was an English bookseller and author. Beatniffe was born in 1740 in Louth and was adopted and educated by his uncle, the Rev. Samuel Beatniffe, rector of Gaywood and Bawsey in Norfolk, he was apprenticed to a bookseller at Lynn of the name of Hollingworth, in the habit of taking four apprentices. When we are told that all the four were expected to sleep in one bed, that the sheets were changed only once a year, that the youths were dieted in the most economical manner, it says much for the sturdiness of Beatniffe that he was the only apprentice Hollingworth had for forty years who remained to serve his full-time; the temptations of the hand of his master's daughter, deformed in person and unpleasing in manners, together with a share in the business, were not able to retain Beatniffe in Lynn. Upon the termination of his apprenticeship he went to Norwich, worked there for some years as a journeyman bookbinder, his old master Hollingworth, if harsh, must have been generous, since he advanced Beatniffe £500. for the purchase of the stock of Jonathan Gleed, a bookseller of London Lane, in Norwich.

Shortly after this period Beatniffe produced his excellent little Norfolk Tour, or Traveller's Pocket Companion, being a concise description of all the noblemen's and gentlemen's seats, as well as of the principal towns and other remarkable places in the county, of which the first edition appeared in 1772, the second in 1773, the third in 1777, the fourth in 1786, the fifth in 1795, the sixth and last in 1808, "greatly enlarged and improved". This edition was about four times the size of the first. In the advertisement the author states that he had revised every page, "and by the friendly communications of several gentlemen In the county and own observations during the last ten years enlarged" it. Improvements and additions were made by the author to each successive edition, most of the places described were visited, it is written in a plain manner, is full of information. Mr. W. Rye says: The numerous editions to which it ran show it had considerable merit, in its notes and illustrations there is much useful and interesting reading.

His biographer tells some characteristic anecdotes of the bookseller's unyielding toryism, of his rebuffs to chaffering customers, of his unwillingness to supply the London trade. He preferred to sell to private buyers, indeed was loth to part with his "jewels", as he styled his rarities. William Beloe, who knew him, has described Beatniffe as a shrewd, inflexible fellow, who traded principally in old books, held out but little encouragement to a youth who had money to expend.... The principal feature of this man's character was suspicion of strangers, a constant apprehension lest he should dispose of any of his libri rarissimi to some cunning wight or professed collector. If any customer was announced as coming from the metropolis, he added at least one-third to his price. Booksellers have thought it necessary to cultivate blunt and eccentric manners. For many years he owned the best collection of old books among provincial dealers, was long the first secondhand bookseller in Norwich, he published a few works.

His first catalogue was printed in 1779, his last in 1808. Among the libraries purchased by him was that of the Rev. Dr. Cox Macro, of Little Haugh in Suffolk, who died in 1767, after having brought together a rich treasure of early-printed books, old poetry, original letters, autographs; the library remained unexamined for forty years, when it came into Beatniffe's hands at the commencement of the century for the small sum of £150 or £160. On being sold piecemeal the collection realised ten times as much. Having amassed a considerable fortune, Beatniffe retired from business a short time before his death, which took place 9 July 1818, age seventy-nine, at Norwich, he was buried in the nave of the Norwich church of St. Peter at Mancroft. Beatniffe married Martha Dinah Hart, who died in 1816, daughter of a writing-master and alderman of Bury St. Edmund's, by whom he had a son and a daughter. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Tedder, Henry Richard.

"Beatniffe, Richard". In Stephen, Leslie. Dictionary of National Biography. 4. London: Smith, Elder & Co. pp. 16–17.. 522-8 see iv. 746, viii. 491 Nichols's Lit. Anecdotes, iii. 672, viii. 467, ix. 365 Gentlemen's Magazine 1818, ii. 93, 286