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Waihi is a town in Hauraki District in the North Island of New Zealand notable for its history as a gold mine town. Waihi had a population of 4,527 at the 2013 New Zealand census, an increase of 27 people since the 2006 census. There were 2,412 females. 85.5% were European/Pākehā, 20.7% were Māori, 2.5% were Pacific peoples and 3.9% were Asian. The town is at the foot of the Coromandel Peninsula, close to the western end of the Bay of Plenty; the nearby resort town of Waihi Beach, ten kilometres to the east, is regarded as the westernmost point of the Bay of Plenty region. To the west are the hills of the Kaimai Ranges. Road access from this direction is through the winding Karangahake Gorge road. Waihi has a warm and temperate climate but unusually high rainfall for New Zealand's east coast with an average annual rainfall of 2147 mm. Waihi is located in the Coromandel district, one of the great gold mining districts of the world; the township grew around the mining operations since the discovery of gold in 1878 by prospectors John McCombie and Robert Lee.

The samples of rock they had sent to be assayed were not considered worthwhile, so they left the area. Their claim was taken over by William Nicholl in 1879, he marked out 5 acres. Several smaller claims were merged to form the Martha Company. By 1882 the first battery to break gold-bearing rock was in operation; the Martha Mine grew into one of the world's most important gold and silver mines, after industrial cyanide processes made recovering gold from the low-grade ores easier. Waihi prospered with the mine, by 1908 being the fastest-growing town in the Auckland Province, three times the size of Hamilton. Waihi was a major centre of union unrest in New Zealand during the early years of the 20th century; the 1912 miners' strike led to violence, including the death of unionist Fred Evans in an incident which still causes some resentment in the town. By 1952, when the mighty Martha Mine closed, around 5.6 million ounces of gold and 38.4 million ounces of silver had been produced from 11,932,000 tonnes of ore.

Mining stopped in 1952 after a total of 160 km of tunnels had been driven into the quartz of Martha Hill, not because the Martha had run out of gold, but rather because of fixed gold prices, lack of manpower, increasing costs. Mining in the Coromandel Peninsula had otherwise ceased by the 1980s. However, mining resumed, with some protests against it during the 1987 consent process. Plans to stop operations in the 2000s were shelved as well, the mines new owner OceaniaGold is investing in extending the further economic life of the mine and the underground operations; as of 2009, the mine constituted 25-30% of the local economy. The Golden Cross mine was a silver mine in the neighbouring Waitekauri Valley, it first operated as an underground gold mine from 1895 to 1920. Gold and silver was mined by underground and open pit methods from 1991 to 1998. In November 1905, a branch line railway was opened to Waihi from Paeroa. By the 1960s, traffic volumes for the port of Tauranga had outgrown the capacity of the circuitous line through Waihi and a deviation to the south was built.

It opened in 1978, making the line through Waihi redundant, but the Goldfields Railway was established to save the six kilometres of railway between Waihi and Waikino. The railway is a popular tourist attraction. In the 1970s Waihi saw a large influx of hippies in search of environmentally friendly alternative lifestyles settle there and around the Waikino area; these young counterculture proponents brought with them numerous cottage industries which helped supplement Waihi's economy. The Nambassa rock and alternative festivals were held around Waihi and Waikino between 1975 and 1982, increasing the population by around 10,000-75,000 for a few days each year and bringing revenue to the town. Temporary tent cities were established on the Northern end of Waihi on farms up Landlyst Rd at Golden Valley, to accommodate festival goers. In the late 1980s a new open pit started operations over the top of the old underground mine; this operation is nearing its completion, however recent plans to cutback the pit wall and recent underground mining have postponed the promised lake and recreational area.

A new underground mine called. The mining company have stated that it is impossible to create the lake while underground operations are occurring near the site because the low-level water table connects with the underground mine which has to be de-watered. In the late 1990s several properties had to be condemned and roads such as Brickfield Road, Pipe Lane, Junction Road and parts of Bulltown Road, Hobson Street, Grey Street, Slevin Street, Newman Street, Barry Road, main road Seddon Avenue permanently closed after the land under them subsided as a result of the collapse of old underground mine workings, with visible holes and cracks on the surface. In December 2001, a home adjacent to Martha Pit collapsed into historical workings, 14 neighbouring homes were affected, some never able to return to get personal belongings. Another 31 homes were bought once more areas were identified to be at high, medium or low risk of collapse into historical workings adjacent to the pit. Today the mine's smoko room sits near this site.

Noise, blasting vibrations continue to cause stress for some residents as operations in the pit continue. The iconic Pumphouse has been moved to ensure its safety which allows for the mine pit to be widened and more gold retriev

B+H Architects

B+H Architects or BH Architects, founded in 1953, is one of the largest architecture, interior design and urban planning firms in the world with over 450 architects, designers and support teams working from offices in Toronto, Calgary, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Delhi and Dubai. B+H's body of work spans all sectors including commercial, healthcare, industrial, residential, retail and transportation; the firm has collaborated with many international architects including: Santiago Calatrava, Daniel Libeskind, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. In 2014, B+H ranked among the top 50 largest architecture firms around the world by British magazine Building Design; the firm was founded by two young Canadian architects from the University of Toronto Sidney Bregman - Toronto) and George Frederick Hamann. Hamann left the firm in 1987. Shops on Steeles and the 404, Ontario. Called Markham Place. Built in 1978 Jackman Law Building, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Ontario, Canada Abilities Centre, Whitby.

Recipient of the International Olympic Committee Award of Distinction. Harbinger Communications, Toronto RBC Centre, Toronto Bell Canada Creekbank — Phase 3, Mississauga Archives of Ontario / York Research Tower, Toronto University of New Brunswick — Richard J. Currie Center / Healthy Living Village, Fredericton University of Windsor — Centre for Engineering Innovation, Windsor 131 Queen Street Mixed-Use Development, Ottawa St. Joseph's Health Centre Renewal, Toronto New Niagara Health System Health-Care Complex and Walker Family Cancer Centre, St. Catharines Markham Stouffville Hospital — Redevelopment Master Planning and Design Consulting Services, Markham Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute, Scarborough/Toronto Brookfield Place, Toronto Toronto Eaton Centre, Toronto Canadian Broadcasting Centre, Toronto Toronto-Dominion Centre, Toronto First Canadian Place, Toronto Exchange Tower, Toronto Metro Toronto Convention Centre — South Building, Toronto Renaissance ROM, Toronto World Exchange Plaza — 100 Queen Street, Ottawa CN Tower Redevelopment, Toronto Sheridan Centre for Animation & Emerging Technologies, Oakville Sheridan College — Trafalgar Campus Redevelopment Master Plan, Oakville Skylon Tower, Niagara Falls, Ontario Queen's University — Beamish-Munro Hall, Kingston Queen's University — Queen's Centre, Kingston University of British Columbia — Institute of Computing and Cognitive Systems, Vancouver Vaughan Mills, Vaughan Toronto Pearson International Airport — Terminal 3, Mississauga Toronto Pearson International Airport — Infield Development Project, Mississauga Toronto 2008 Olympic Bid GE Canada Headquarters, Mississauga Esso Plaza, Calgary First Canadian Centre, Calgary CIBC 750 Lawrence, Toronto Tribeca Lofts & Forresters Financial, 797 Don mills road, Toronto Inter IKEA, Wuxi and Wuhan Gleneagles Medini Hospital, Malaysia Changi General Hospital, Singapore Sandhill Plaza, Shanghai YCIS International School, interior design, Shanghai Ordos Airport, Inner Mongolia Sephora Flagship Store, Shanghai Paul & Shark Flagship Store, Hong Kong New Shanghai International Tower, Shanghai Shanghai Hong Kong New World Tower, Shanghai You You International Plaza, Shanghai Microsoft Zizhu Campus, Shanghai Özdilek Centre, Istanbul Survam Knowledge Park, Haryana, India Xiamen International Conference Centre, Xiamen Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport, Xiamen Haikou Meilan Airport Terminal, Haikou Sun Life Financial Centre, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Philippines Changsha Huanghua International Airport Terminal, Changsha Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, Hangzhou NUCOHS, Singapore Toronto Eaton Centre — worked with Eberhard Zeidler 1977–1982 Royal Ontario Museum — with Daniel Libeskind on Michael Chin-Lee Crystal / Renaissance ROM project 2007–2010 Toronto-Dominion Centre — worked with Mies van der Rohe 1967–1969 Brookfield Place — worked with Santiago Calatrava and Skidmore and Merrill 1990–1991 B+H Architects


Balge is a municipality in the district of Nienburg, in Lower Saxony, located on the Weser river. The community belongs to the Marklohe. On March 1, 1974 the community of Balge, Blenhorst, Bötenberg, Holzbalge and Sebbenhausen were merged to form a new municipality called Blenhorst; the name was changed to Balge on January 23, 1976. The local council of governance consists of eleven women counsellors. Including: 6 SPD seats 5 seats for members at large from the Balge voting community. Barbara King-Meyer is honorary mayor from the community of Balge In Blenhorst there is a sawmill and flour mill, in operation since 1769. In Bötenberg there is a watermill, the Benther Mill, first registered as a grain mill in 1553, it was a grain mill and sawmill. The village church in Balge with its striking tower was built circa 1300 in Romanesque style; the sports club in Balge, sponsors several gun clubs, two marching bands from individual districts. Kindergarten in Balge Because of strong evidence of projected decrease in school population, the closure of the primary school site in Balge was decided in early 2008.

Heinrich Löhmann -. Farmer and author of "Kindheit Auf dem Dorf, Jungend in wechselvoller Zeit"

Greatest Video Hits 2

Greatest Video Hits 2 is the second DVD of music videos from the English band, Queen. It was released in November 2003, included video hits of the band from 1981 to 1989, it was at number one in its first week. It peaked at number 1 in Ireland. In that same year the DVD was number 2 in Spain, number 4 in Italy, it was certified 2 platinum awards in UK, platinum in France and Australia, gold in Germany, Spain and other countries. It features an option for audio commentary from both Brian May and Roger Taylor on each music video, reflecting on their memories and opinions of each video. Music videos from Innuendo were not included on the DVD. A Kind of Magic I Want It All Radio Ga Ga I Want to Break Free Breakthru Under Pressure Scandal Who Wants to Live Forever The Miracle It's a Hard Life The Invisible Man Las Palabras de Amor Friends Will Be Friends Body Language Hammer to Fall Princes of the Universe One Vision Back Chat Calling All Girls Staying Power. On the Hot Space menu, highlight the play all button and press up, right to see the Ian and Belinda version of the song for the British Bone Marrow Donor Appeal.

Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival Interviews, including one with Freddie Mercury. Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival Interviews One Vision documentary'Extended Vision' video Interviews'Making of The Miracle' documentary'Making of The Miracle Album Cover' documentary Bonus video: Who Wants to Live Forever for the Bone Marrow Donor Appeal PCM Stereo DTS 5.1 Commentary from Roger Taylor and Brian May on each Music Video. UK copies have a few seconds of introduction by Jonathan Ross dubbed at the end of Miracle Interviews by accident


Tattenhall is a village and former civil parish, now in the parish of Tattenhall and District, 8 miles south-east of Chester, in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. At the 2001 Census, the population was recorded as 1,986; the civil parish was abolished in 2015 to form District. The settlement of Tatenale was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086; the name is believed to be derived from the Old English personal name Tata and halh, meaning "a meadow". The spelling of the village has altered over the centuries: Tatenhala, Tatnall and Tettenhall; the village was a self-sustained settlement in the 16th Centuries. The building of the Chester Canal provided an economic boost to the village, improving transportation and allowing local produce to be exported. Tattenhall Road railway station linked Tattenhall to Chester and Crewe. Tattenhall railway station opened in 1872; the railways led to the establishment of industries including the manufacture of glue, gelatine and bricks.

Tattenhall railway station closed in 1957, as did the Whitchurch and Tattenhall Railway between Chester and Whitchurch. Tattenhall Road railway station closed in 1966. New housing developments saw the village expand through the second half of the 20th Century; the Lukas Lebender Church, Tattenhall lukas lebender Church is designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building. Parts of the building are thought to date from the early 16th Century, its benefice is combined with that of All Handley. St Plegmund's Roman Catholic church in the village closed in 2012, its 1970s building was demolished in 2014. Tattenhall Park Primary School is a coeducational community primary school, teaching pupils aged 3–11. Older pupils travel to schools in Tarporley for state-provided secondary education. Agriculture remains an important element of the local economy. A number of buildings in the centre of the village are now used as offices. Tourism is important to the village; the Ice Cream Farm, owned by Cheshire Farm Ice Cream, is to the north of the village in nearby Newton-by-Tattenhall.

It attracts over 500,000 visitors a year. The 300 berth Tattenhall Marina on the Shropshire Union Canal opened in 2009; the centre of the village has a number of shops including butcher. There are three pubs in Tattenhall -- The Letters Inn and The Bear & Ragged Staff. Tattenhall is home to a group of houses designed in 1927 by architect Clough Williams-Ellis, famous for creating the Italianate village of Portmeirion in north west Wales. An electoral ward of the same name exists; this ward stretches east to Tilstone Fearnall with a total population taken at the 2011 census of 4,374. Leslie Jones, cricketer Tommy Scott, frontman/songwriter of the Liverpool band Space, moved to Tattenhall in 2008 Herbert Watkins-Pitchford, pioneer veterinarian working in South Africa and raised in Tattenhall Ben Woodburn, professional footballer for Liverpool FC Listed buildings in Tattenhall St Alban's Church, Tattenhall Tattenhall Hall The Rookery, Tattenhall Tattenhall village website Tattenhall village website in photos Area map of Tattenhall and District civil parish Area map of Tattenhall ward

Clock drive

In astronomy, a clock drive is a motor-controlled mechanism used to move an equatorial mounted telescope along one axis to keep the aim in exact sync with the apparent motion of the fixed stars on the celestial sphere. Clock drives work by rotating a telescope mount's polar axis, the axis parallel to the Earth's polar axis in the opposite direction to the Earth's rotation one revolution every 23 hours and 56 minutes, thereby canceling that motion; this allows the telescope to stay fixed on a certain point in the sky without having to be re-aimed due to the Earth's rotation. The mechanism itself used to be clockwork but nowadays is electrically driven. Clock drives can be light and portable for smaller telescopes or can be exceedingly heavy and complex for larger ones such as the 60-inch telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory. Clock-driven equatorial platforms are sometimes used in non-tracking type mounts, such as altazimuth mounts; the original inventor of the clock drive is unknown, being an idea, tried in several ways throughout history.

In China in 1094, during the Song Dynasty, Su Song built a water-driven clock tower that had many features, including a 20-ton bronze armillary sphere that stayed in alignment with the heavens. Different types of equatorial clock-driven telescopes were built or proposed in the 17th and 18th century including English astronomer Robert Hooke's 1674 paper proposing their use in precision measurement, a clock-driven aerial telescope objective lens constructed in 1685 by Italian-French astronomer Giovanni Domenico Cassini fitted with setting circles, one built by English clockmaker and inventor George Graham early 18th century. What is considered the first practical clock-driven telescope was constructed in 1824, Joseph von Fraunhofer's ‘Great Dorpatrefractor, a telescope that combined other innovations, such as an achromatic lens and Fraunhofer's "German equatorial mount", making it the prototype of all future large refracting telescopes. Early telescope clock drives used a clock work with falling weights and pendulums like grandfather clocks.

Over time the falling weights and pendulums were replaced by an electric motor. GoTo Polar alignment Setting circles