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A wafer is a crisp sweet thin, flat and dry biscuit used to decorate ice cream, used as a garnish on some sweet dishes. Wafers can be made into cookies with cream flavoring sandwiched between them, they have a waffle surface pattern but may be patterned with insignia of the food's manufacturer or may be patternless. Some chocolate bars, such as Kit Kat and Coffee Crisp, are wafers with chocolate around them. A communion wafer is a type of unleavened bread consumed as part of the Christian ritual of communion. Special "spa wafers" are produced in the spa towns of the Slovak Republic. Christmas wafers, whose patterns depict religious scenes, are an Eastern European Roman Catholic Christmas tradition celebrated in Polish, Slovak and Italian families during Wigilia. A variation of a wafer, considered a part of the traditional cuisine in Argentina, Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador, México, is known as an oblea, it is eaten as a dessert with two pieces filled with arequipe, dulce de leche, and/or sweetened condensed milk in the middle.

In some places, they might contain fruits, or chantilly cream, among others. A pink wafer is a wafer-based confectionery made by Edinburgh's Crawford's Biscuits in the United Kingdom, it is now made by United Biscuits, the company that took over the firm in 1960, still using the Crawford's name. The snack consists of crème sandwiched between wafers. Freska is an Egyptian wafer sold only on beaches in the summertime, it is made from two thin circular wafers filled with a thin layer of honey syrup. Some wafers are produced with a chocolate covering. Another popular flavor is lemon. Piroulines are cookies made from wafers rolled in a tube, sometimes filled with creme. Media related to Wafers at Wikimedia Commons

2010–11 Montreal Canadiens season

The 2010–11 Montreal Canadiens season was the franchise's 102nd overall season and its 94th since joining the National Hockey League. The Canadiens finished sixth overall in the Eastern Conference before losing to the eventual Stanley Cup champions, the Boston Bruins, in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs. On September 29, 2010, the Canadiens named forward Brian Gionta team captain; the Canadiens opened their season with a road game against long-time rival Toronto Maple Leafs on October 7. The home opener was on October 13 against the Tampa Bay Lightning; the Canadiens were the most penalized team in the league with 327 power-play opportunities against. The Canadiens attempted to win the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1993, their 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs run was their most successful since their 1993 Stanley Cup, going to the Eastern Conference Final, but losing to the Philadelphia Flyers in five games. On April 5, 2011, the Canadiens qualified for the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs with a 2–1 overtime victory against the Chicago Blackhawks.

On April 9, 2011, it was determined that the Canadiens would play the Boston Bruins in the first round of the playoffs. Bold – qualified for playoffs. Stats reflect time with Canadiens only. ‡Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with Canadiens only; the Canadiens have been involved in the following transactions during the 2010–11 season

Central Street (Harbin)

Central Street is a pedestrian street located in central Harbin, China. Measuring 1450 meters long, it is the longest pedestrian street in China and the only cobbled street in Harbin, it was built in 1898 by Russian constructors. Architectures along the street are in various styles including eclectic, Baroque and modern; the street was built in 1898 when China Eastern Railway, a railway crossing Manchuria, was under construction, making Harbin a major railway hub and prospering the city. In 1925, cobblestone was paved on the street with great costs in order to prevent erosion from the nearby Songhua River. By 1920s, the street has become an international street with more than one hundred shops, its main inhabitants were Russians, Chinese and various other ethnic groups. In 1986, Central Street was listed preserved by Harbin municipal government. Modern Hotel 马迭尔宾馆 Huamei Restaurant 华梅饭店 Educational Bookstore 教育书店 Daoli Churin Store 道里秋林商店

Boylston station

Boylston is a light rail station in Boston, Massachusetts. It serves the MBTA Green Line system, is located on the southeast corner of Boston Common at the intersection of Boylston Street and Tremont Street. Boylston opened along with Park Street in 1897 as the first subway stations in North America. After more than a century of continuous operation, Boylston station retains an appearance more like its original look than any other station in the MBTA system. Boylston station serves as a stop on the bus rapid transit Silver Line, with a southbound stop at street level. Construction of a proposed underground Silver Line station at this location has been postponed indefinitely. Boylston is not handicapped accessible. Nearby Park Street and Arlington stations are accessible. Boylston station is located at the intersection of Boylston Street and Tremont Street in southern Downtown Boston to the east of the Back Bay neighborhood. Boylston's central location places it near points-of-interest; the southeastern corner of Boston Common and the northeastern corner of Emerson College are located at the intersection of Boylston Street and Tremont Street.

Boylston is the closest Green Line station to the Washington Street Theatre District and Boston's Chinatown. Boston's Chinatown is directly east of the station, the Chinatown station on the Orange Line, only a block east at Washington Street, took its name from the neighborhood in 1987. Boylston and Park Street were the first two stations built in the Tremont Street Subway; the subway was constructed between 1895 and 1897, first broke ground on the site of the current Boylston station. When the station opened in 1897, it became the first underground rapid transit station in the United States. Of the two original stations, Boylston retains more of its original appearance, having undergone only minimal changes in over a century of continuous operation. In 1964, the Tremont Street Subway, including Boylston station, was designated a National Historic Landmark. Boylston and Park Street were built with rectangular stone headhouses designed by Edmund M. Wheelwright that did not aesthetically match the Common.

Unlike the interior decor, the headhouses were criticized as "resembling mausoleums" and "pretentiously monumental". Stations on the East Boston Tunnel and Washington Street Tunnel incorporated this criticism into their more modest headhouses. Historic Boston trolleys are sometimes kept on display in the station. Both are operable and were used for rail fan trips until 1990 and 1998; the trolleys are parked on a set of outer tracks leading to a tunnel continuing southward under Tremont Street and heading to the old Pleasant Street Incline. Boylston station once connected via this tunnel to the Incline and a portal located in what is now Eliot Norton Park east of the Bay Village neighborhood of Boston. From the portal, several trolley lines diverged, including service through to South Boston via Broadway station through its now-closed upper level, which closed by the end of 1919; the trolley service was discontinued in 1962, the route was converted to buses, the portal was covered by construction of the park.

During the summer of 2006, the MBTA installed brighter lighting at Boylston station, changing the dim appearance of the underground space. Modern electronic faregates and fare vending machines have been installed; some of the proposals for completing Phase III of the Silver Line had involved reopening portions of the tunnel for direct connections to the Boylston Green Line station. As of 2010, all proposals for Phase III tunnel construction have been postponed indefinitely, due to lack of funding, heavy community opposition. A few months before the station opened, there was a gas explosion at the corner of Tremont and Boylston Streets on 4 March 1897. Gas had been escaping from an underground main for two months into the gap between the station's roof and the street above, before a horse-drawn trolley caused a spark which ignited the gas. Witnesses reported that a fireball engulfed the trolley, burned several people and horses instantly. Six people were killed, at least sixty were injured; the station was spared any serious damage.

On 6 June 1906, there was another explosion at Boylston station. The origin of the explosion was deemed to be the short-circuiting of the overhead lines in the station which began to burn and catch fire; because of the electrical nature of the fire, spraying water to stop the flames failed and fire-fighters who attempted to do so were met with electric shocks. Only three people were injured, the fire extinguished itself. On 15 November 2008, two Green Line trains collided at the northbound platform of Boylston station. Although the cars themselves were not visibly damaged, a few passengers complained about neck and back pains and were sent to the hospital. A few hours the Green Line re-opened between Arlington and Government Center stations and temporary buses stopped running. On 29 November 2012, two trolleys collided at low speed at Boylston, injuring several dozen passengers; the collision was blamed on a fatigued trolley driver who had not had enough rest following his second job. Boylston was configured for four tracks with two island platforms, the original track layout has remained unchanged since then.

The two outer tracks led to the Pleasant Street Portal, but are no longer in revenue service, have been fenced off, are now used for storage and other miscellaneous purposes. Two former streetcars – one of the Boston Elevated Railway and one of the old M. T. A

Arhopala eupolis

Arhopala eupolis, is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It was described by William Henry Miskin in 1890, it is found in the Australasian realm. A. e. eupolis Queensland, Aru, New Guinea, Tagula, St. Aignan A. e. asopus Waterhouse & Lyell, 1914 Northwest Australia, Groote Eylandt The larva feeds on Dendrophthoe vitellina, Lagerstroemia speciosa, Eucalyptus intermedia, Melaleuca quinquenervia, Terminalia catappa, Terminalia melanocarpa, T. muelleri, T. sericocarpa. Arhopala Boisduval, 1832 at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved June 3, 2017

White-eyed vireo

The white-eyed vireo is a small songbird. It breeds in the southeastern United States from New Jersey west to northern Missouri and south to Texas and Florida, in eastern Mexico, northern Central America and the Bahamas. Populations on the US Gulf coast and further south are resident, but most North American birds migrate south in winter; this vireo frequents bushes and shrubs in abandoned cultivation or overgrown pastures. The grass-lined nest is a neat cup shape, attached to a fork in a tree branch by spider webs, it lays 3–5 dark-spotted white eggs. Both the male and female incubate the eggs for 12–16 days; the young leave the nest 9–11 days after hatching. The white-eyed vireo is 13–15 cm in length, its head and back are a greyish olive, the underparts are white with yellow flanks. The wings and tail are dark, there are two white wing bars on each wing; the eyes have white irises, are surrounded by yellow spectacles. Sexes are similar; the white-eyed vireo's song is a variable and rapid six to seven note phrase and ending with a sharp chick.

During the breeding season, the diet of this species consists exclusively of insects caterpillars. In the autumn and winter it supplements its diet of insects with berries; the white-eyed vireo was described by the French polymath Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon in 1780 in his Histoire naturelle des oiseaux. The bird was illustrated in a hand-coloured plate engraved by François-Nicolas Martinet in the Planches Enluminées D'Histoire Naturelle, produced under the supervision of Edme-Louis Daubenton to accompany Buffon's text. Neither the plate caption nor Buffon's description included a scientific name but in 1783 the Dutch naturalist Pieter Boddaert coined the binomial name Tanagra grisea in his catalogue of the Planches Enluminées. Buffon specified that his specimen had come from Louisiana, but in 1945 the type locality was restricted to New Orleans; the white-eyed vireo is now placed in the genus Vireo was introduced in 1808 by the French ornithologist Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot. The word vireo was used by Latin authors for a small green migratory bird a Eurasian golden oriole but a European greenfinch has been suggested.

The specific epithet griseus is Medieval Latin for grey. Six subspecies are recognised: V. g. griseus – central and east USA V. g. maynardi Brewster, 1887 – south Florida V. g. bermudianus Bangs & Bradlee, 1901 – Bermuda V. g. micrus Nelson, 1899 – south Texas and northeast Mexico V. g. perquisitor Nelson, 1900 – east Mexico V. g. marshalli Phillips, AR, 1991 – east central MexicoThe northern subspecies, V. g. noveboracensis, occupies most of the range of this species and is migratory. This sub-species has more brightly colored plumage than all other subspecies; the resident southeastern coastal plain race, V. g. griseus is a smaller and duller colored subspecies. It does not migrate out of its breeding range in the winter; the resident Florida Keys race, V. g. maynardi, is greyer above and whiter below, the south Texan V. g. micrus is like a smaller maynardi. V. g. bermudianus is endemic to Bermuda. This has a duller plumage. Along with other endemic and native Bermudian birds, it was threatened with extinction following the loss of 8 million Bermuda cedar trees in the 1940s, is now quite rare.

This species is listed under the Bermuda Protected Species Act 2003. Xeno-canto: audio recordings of the white-eyed vireo Bermuda Online: Bermudian Fauna Nature Conservation in Bermuda at Cave Biology. Com White-eyed Vireo Species Account - Cornell Lab of Ornithology Bird Banding at Caddo Lake White-eyed Vireo Bird Sound at Florida Museum of Natural History "White-eyed Vireo media". Internet Bird Collection. White-eyed Vireo photo gallery at VIREO White-eyed Vireo species account at Neotropical Birds