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Central Rivers TMD

Central Rivers TMD is a railway maintenance depot, located in Barton-under-Needwood, 4 miles south-west of Burton on Trent, England. It was built by Bombardier Transportation as the central maintenance facility for the Class 220 and 221 Voyagers being delivered to Virgin CrossCountry, it came into operation on 8 September 2001. The nearest railway station is Burton on Trent; this site was chosen due to being close to Virgin Cross Country's Birmingham hub as well as being close to Derby and Crewe. The depot's facilities include inspection and working pits, hoisting facilities, train washing and refueling is designed for a planned turnaround of up to 20 serviced trains per night; the Virgin CrossCountry franchise finished in November 2007, however Central Rivers continues to maintain the Voyagers for its successor CrossCountry as well as Avanti West Coast. A single line spur from the West Coast Main Line, near Lichfield Trent Valley, to the old South Staffordshire Line allows units to reach Central Rivers from that line


The Orion-128 is a DIY computer designed in Soviet Union. It was featured in the Radio magazine in 1990, other materials for the computer were published until 1996, it was the last Intel 8080-based DIY computer in Russia. It used the same concepts as the Specialist and had similar specifications, with both advances and flaws, it gained more popularity. In the early 1990s the computer was produced industrially at the Livny pilot plant of machine graphics means in Oryol Oblast. Much of the software for the Orion-128 was ported by hobbyists from the Specialist and the ZX Spectrum. CPU: KR580VM80A clocked at 2.5 MHz. RAM — 128 KiB in original version, expandable to 256 KiB. A bank switching scheme was used. ROM — 2 KiB contains monitor firmware Video: three graphics modes with the same image resolution 384 × 256 pixels. Text can be displayed using 64 columns × 25 rows of characters. Images for the upper case Cyrillic and Latin characters in KOI-7 N2 encoding are built in the Monitor ROM. List of graphics modes includes: monochrome mode 4 color mode 16 color mode Storage media: cassette tape, ROM drive.

In years a floppy disk controller and an ATA hard disk controller were developed Keyboard: 67 keys. The keyboard matrix is attached via programmable peripheral interface chip KR580VV55 and scanned by CPU

Deerfield Valley News

The Deerfield Valley News is a weekly newspaper based in Wilmington in the US state of Vermont. This independent newspaper was established in 1966 and covers the Mount Snow region including the Deerfield Valley towns of Dover, Halifax, Whitingham, Marlboro and Jacksonville. Deerfield Valley News is owned by Vermont Media Publishing Co. LTD; the publisher is Randy Capitani and the news editor is Mike Eldred. Deerfield Valley News has a weekly paid circulation of 3,500 copies; as of 1980, Nancy Leach was the former editor of the Deerfield Valley News. In 2010, the Deerfield Valley News was mentioned in the Burlington Free Press in an article entitled "Attorney general investigates Halifax Selectboard meeting". In this article about the alleged violation of Vermont's open meeting law by the Halifax Selectboard, it was said that according to the Deerfield Valley News, "former town auditor Mary Brewster filed a complaint about practices by the three-member board". In 2011, the Wilmington area was among the worst hit by Tropical Storm Irene.

The Deerfield Valley News was able to continue production and published the weekly that contained many images and news of destruction caused by the flooding. A photograph taken by Mike Eldred of North Main Street in Wilmington engulfed in flood water was included in the Burlington Free Press; the paper was recognized by the Vermont Press Group at the annual Vermont Press Association awards. In 1998, Deerfield Valley News won third place for the'Best State Story' written by Sarah Wolfe and third place for'Feature photo' by Dawn Nieters while in 1999 the paper won second place for'Best Local Story' by Dawn Nieters; the paper was recognized in 2002 winning second place again for'Best Local story' by Mike Eldred. In 2010, the Vermont Basketball Coaches Association presented Christian Avard of the Deerfield Valley News with the local media award

Franz Ignaz Flurer

Franz Ignaz Josef Flurer was a German painter, best known for his landscapes with figures. Much of his work was done in Austria, he trained in Augsburg from 1701 to 1706 with Johann Rieger. Little is known of his next few years, but he spent most of them in Styria and, by 1720, he was in the employ of Ignaz Maria Graf Attems, his work involved painting canvases and frescoes for the Graf's manors at Slovenska Bistrica, Brežice and Gösting. The paintings at Gösting have since been destroyed. In the early 1730s, he executed frescoes for the casino at Haselsdorf-Tobelbad and the garden pavilion at Schloss Brunnsee in Mureck, he painted religious works in Graz. These include a portrait of Saint Giles for the altar in Graz Cathedral. In 1733, he was able to settle in Graz, his compositional style was influenced by the works of Annibale Carracci and Pietro da Cortona and his general style derives from the Venetian painters Marco Ricci and Luca Carlevaris. Certain resemblances to the works of Gaspard Dughet and Pieter Mulier have been pointed out.

Although they were French and Dutch they spent most of their careers in Italy, which suggests that Flurer spent some time there as well, most after studying with Rieger. Franz Ignaz Flurer. Ein Barockmaler in der Steiermark. Exhibition catalog, Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt Graz, 1983 Listing @ AbeBooks More works by Flurer @ ArtNet Flurer @ the Graz website

NGC 6951

NGC 6951 is a barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation Cepheus. It is located at a distance of about 70 million light-years from Earth, given its apparent dimensions, means that NGC 6951 is about 100,000 light-years across, it was discovered by Jérôme Eugène Coggia in 1877 and independently by Lewis Swift in 1878. The nucleus of NGC 6951 is active, it has been classified both as a type 2 Seyfert galaxy and a LINER and it has been suggested that it is in transition form, between a Seyfert galaxy and a very-high-excitation LINER, with strong and lines. A supermassive black hole which accretes material in the centre of the galaxy is believed to be the cause of the nuclear activity; the upper mass limit of the supermassive black hole at the centre of NGC 6951 is estimated to be between 6 and 14 million M☉ based on velocity dispersion. Molecular gas, most a circumnuclear dust disk or torus less than 50 parsec in radius, has been detected around the nucleus. Around the nucleus of NGC 6951 has been observed a star formation ring with a radius of 5 arcseconds.

It emits radio waves. The total gas mass at and inside the ring is estimated to be 3×108 M☉. Inside the ring is detected a spiral-like structure, with two spiral arms, that extends up to 0.5 arcseconds from the nucleus, while no inner bar was detected in the images obtained by Hubble Space Telescope. The central part of the nuclear area contains red supergiant stars; the ring features H II regions. It is characterised by a gradient in stellar population ages, with the younger stars being a few million years old while the older are more than a hundred million years old; the stars in the ring form star clusters with masses between 104 and 106.8 M☉. Although there have been observed clusters with ages as little as 4 million years or over one billion years, the star clusters predominantly have intermediate ages, with average ages of 200–300 million years, are massive. Based on the ages of the clusters it is suggested that the most intense star formation in the ring took place 800 million years ago lowered, only to increase again 400 million years ago.

NGC 6951 has a large stellar bar with dust lanes running across it. These lanes come in contact with the circumnuclear ring at its south points. Gas is channeled inwards, towards the ring, through the bar. Observations in CO revealed the presence of molecular gas with inflow motion towards the galactic nucleus. Since there are no signs of interaction with another galaxy in the isolated NGC 6951 for the last one billion years, it is believed that the origin of the gas is internal. Gas kinematics have been observed for the rest of the galaxy, where the gravitational torques caused by the bar have a dominant role. Four supernovae have been observed in NGC 6951. NGC 6951 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Sky Map and images NGC 6951 on SIMBAD