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Waynesboro, Virginia

Waynesboro, is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,006; the city is named for General Anthony Wayne. Waynesboro is located in the Shenandoah Valley, near many important historical markers of the Civil War and Shenandoah National Park. A portion of Interstate 64 falls within the city limits of Waynesboro, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, the Appalachian Trail are less than 5 miles away. Norfolk Southern Railway trackage runs through the east side of the city; the South River, a tributary of the Shenandoah River, flows through the city. A large former DuPont plant and the associated Benger Laboratory where spandex was invented, as well as a large textile mill called Wayn-Tex, were significant employers for residents through much of the 20th century. A General Electric site on the northeast side, which made relays and computer printers, was a substantial employer. Waynesboro was home to the corporate headquarters of nTelos before that company's merger with Shentel.

Tourism, industrial production, retail remain vital to the Waynesboro economy. The Generals of the Valley Baseball League play there. Waynesboro is a principal city of the Staunton-Waynesboro Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Augusta County and the independent cities of Staunton and Waynesboro. Located in the British Colony of Virginia after the American Revolution and independence and statehood for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the areas west of the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains were known as the frontier. Travel by wagon over the mountains was considered to be nearly impossible except where nature afforded some gap between them; until after the Civil War, Jarmans Gap, only some six miles northeast of Waynesboro, was the major crossing of the Blue Ridge Mountains in that area, making Waynesboro a convenient location for a stop for many who sought to travel west. In the mid 18th century, the present day Waynesboro area was referred to as Teasville. Shortly after U. S. Army General Anthony Wayne's significant victory at Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794 during the Northwest Indian War, the area began to be called Waynesborough.

Many settlers to the area at the time originated from Pennsylvania. General Wayne's well-known popularity with Pennsylvanians is suspected to have helped contribute to this naming; as early as 1798, the current downtown area was sold. On January 8, 1801, the town Waynesborough was recognized by the state of Virginia, was incorporated by 1834; some of the remaining buildings from this period of its history include the Plumb House and the Coiner-Quesenbury House, built in 1806, believed to be the first brick house built in the town, still standing on Main Street. Population growth to the town was slow at first. In 1810, the town had a population of 250, by 1860 that number had grown to 457; the town maintained a steady stream of visitors due to its position on Three Notch'd Road, which connected Staunton to the west with Charlottesville and Richmond to the east. This road crossed the Blue Ridge Mountains through Jarman's Gap. Additionally, a railroad tunnel was constructed through Rockfish Gap a short time before the Civil War began.

This was to establish Rockfish Gap as the major crossing through the mountains between Waynesboro and Charlottesville. On March 2, 1865, Waynesboro was the site of the last battle of the Civil War for the Confederate Lt. General Jubal A. Early; the Battle of Waynesboro lasted twenty minutes, was a final blow for the Confederate Army in the Shenandoah Valley. Sometime after, General Early relinquished the valley to General Philip Sheridan. Many of the buildings from this period still show damages from the battle. During and after the war, casualties from the nearby Valley Campaign and other battles were buried in Ridgeview Cemetery where the Waynesboro Confederate Monument lists and commemorates their names and states. After the war, the Waynesboro area became the junction of two railroad lines; the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway and the Shenandoah Valley Railroad, which soon became the Norfolk and Western Railway. The lines met near Waynesboro, giving the town the nickname of the "Iron Cross". In 1890, land to the east of Waynesboro on the east side of South River, was plotted and sold.

Within that year, the Town of Basic City was incorporated. A rivalry soon developed between the two towns with each attempting to outdo the other in regards to their development. An important difference between the two was that, unlike Basic City, Waynesboro had implemented restrictive laws banning the sale of alcohol. Waynesboro and Basic City voted for and approved of consolidation into a single town to be called Waynesboro-Basic in 1923. Since 1924, Waynesboro has made numerous territorial acquisitions from areas of Augusta County through annexation and became an independent city in 1948. In 2005, Waynesboro established a new charter, repealing one in place since 1948. Swannanoa was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969. Waynesboro is located at 38°4′11″N 78°53′40″W, it is 1,305 feet above sea level. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.2 square miles, of which 15.0 square miles is land and 0.2 square miles is water. As of the census of 2010, there were 21,006 people, 8,9

Frank Sibbles

Frank Marshall Sibbles was a bowler who represented Lancashire in first-class cricket from 1925 to 1937. He started off playing cricket for Werneth Cricket Club in the Central Lancashire Cricket League, it was during this period that he was chosen to represent Lancashire as a replacement for Cecil Parkin, who had left the club to play league cricket. As well as bowling off spin, Sibbles sometimes bowled medium pace and using off-cutters opened the bowling for Lancashire in the 1930s. In his final season for Lancashire, Sibbles' bowling was affected by a knee injury and he was forced to retire. According to Wisden, he was "one of the most consistent cricketers without a major representative honour to his name". After retiring from playing, Sibbles joined the Lancashire committee, at one point was a member of the board of selectors which chose the Lancashire team. On 20 July 1973, Sibbles died at his home in Bramhall, although he had been ill for several years. Cricinfo player profile

Lucknow–New Delhi AC Duronto Express

The 12271 / 72 Lucknow New Delhi Duronto Express was a Superfast express train of the Duronto Express category belonging to Indian Railways - Northern Railway zone that runs between Lucknow NR and New Delhi in India. It was replaced by Lucknow Rajdhani Express, replaced by Lucknow-New Delhi AC Superfast Express for everyday run, it operates as train number 12271 from Lucknow NR to New Delhi and as train number 12272 in the reverse direction serving the states of Uttar Pradesh & Delhi. The 12271 / 72 Lucknow New Delhi Duronto Express presently has 1 AC First Class, 2 AC 2 tier, 4 AC 3 tier, 4 AC 3 tier Economy & 2 End on Generator Car, it does not carry a Pantry car coach. As is customary with most train services in India, Coach Composition may be amended at the discretion of Indian Railways depending on demand; the 12271 Lucknow New Delhi Duronto Express covers the distance of 493 kilometres in 08 hours 00 mins & in 07 hours 40 mins as 12272 New Delhi Lucknow Duronto Express. As the average speed of the train is above 55 km/h, as per Indian Railway rules, its fare includes a Superfast surcharge.

The 12271 / 72 Lucknow New Delhi Duronto Express used to run from Lucknow NR to New Delhi with a 10-minute technical halt at Moradabad Jn. As the route was not electrified, it used to be powered by a Tuglakabad-based WDM 3A for its entire journey. 12429 Lucknow New Delhi Duronto Express leaves Lucknow NR daily at 23:30 hrs IST and reaches New Delhi at 07:25 hrs IST the next day. "DURONTO TRAIN LIST". Archived from the original on 30 May 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2014. "‘Tatkal’ extended to Duronto trains,Aadhaar approved as ID proof | DeshGujarat". Retrieved 30 May 2014. "Northern Railways / Indian Railways Portal". Retrieved 30 May 2014. "NDLS DURONTO EXPRESS Fare in 3rd AC Economic/3E Class from Lucknow/LKO to New Delhi/NDLS". Retrieved 30 May 2014. "Introducing the Economy AC-3 Class, with 3-tiered side berths - Indian Express". Retrieved 30 May 2014. "Welcome to Indian Railway Passenger reservation Enquiry". Archived from the original on 8 April 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2014. "IRCTC Online Passenger Reservation System". Retrieved 5 April 2014. " Welcome to, the home of IRFCA on the internet". Retrieved 5 April 2014

Matt Nickerson

Matt Nickerson is an American professional ice hockey defenseman playing for Finnish second tier side TuTo Turku. He played in the UK's EIHL. Nickerson played for the Texas Tornado of the North American Hockey League during the 2001–02 and 2002–03 seasons, it was during his final season with the team that Nickerson drew the attention of NHL scouts, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft the Dallas Stars drafted Nickerson in the third round with the 99th overall pick. Nickerson spent his next season at Clarkson University, where he racked up 179 penalty minutes in 38 games. Nickerson signed a three-year entry level contract before playing in Victoriaville. Due to the NHL lockout, he was sent to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Victoriaville Tigres, turned pro in the Finnish SM-liiga, playing with Ässät. Started 2005-2006 in the Dallas Stars training camp where he scored a goal on Ty Conklin in a NHL exhibition game versus the Edmonton Oilers. Nickerson was assigned to Iowa of the AHL where he played 4 exhibition games, registering one fighting major, before ending up in Pori, Finland.

In his first season with Ässät, Nickerson broke the league record for penalty minutes in the regular season, with 236 total. He was assessed a match penalty for fighting in October 2005, was suspended for three games for fighting and unsportsmanlike conduct on November 2, 2005. After his first stint in SM-liiga Nickerson returned to North America for the 2006–07 season and played for the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL and the Iowa Stars of the AHL, both affiliates of the Dallas Stars, he earned a 16-game suspension during his 12 games in Idaho. After a season in North America, Nickerson returned to Pori and joined Ässät for the second time in his career. On October 20, 2007, he was suspended for three games for attacking TPS forward Teemu Laine. While serving this suspension, he attacked Ilves defenseman Kevin Kantee in the locker room area of the Ässät arena on October 27, receiving an additional five-game suspension. Nickerson has turned out to be a fan favourite in Pori during his stints in Finland.

In February 2008 Nickerson was transferred from Ässät to Ilves. On February 4, he received a match penalty for fighting in the Ilves-Blues game. For the 2009-2010 season, he signed with the Edmonton Oilers organization but played just 19 games for the AHL's Springfield Falcons and was released without playing for the Oilers. Nickerson had a try-out with Danish team Esbjerg IK in November 2010 but failed to secure a contract; the Fife Flyers confirmed the signing of Matt Nickerson for the 2013/14 Rapid Solicitors Elite Ice Hockey League season. Nickerson became a fan favorite at Fife where his tough edge added some much needed backbone to a team, bullied on the ice in the past. Playing 45 games in his first season he was an integral part in the run to the EIHL playoff semi final game where Fife lost to Belfast by 1-0, his unending desire to stand up for his team mates earned great respect from the Fife support although he did draw the attention of the EIHL referees and in December 2013 he was handed a 12-game suspension for a fight during a game against the Braehead Clan.

As part of the Fife Flyers community outreach program Nickerson and team mates visited the children's hospice in Kinross operated by C. H. A. S. Touched by the work carried out by the charity Nickerson offered to let fans shave off his impressive trademark beard to raise money for the hospice; this charitable act received many plaudits from across the UK hockey community. On 3 June 2017, after two years with the Belfast Giants, Nickerson joined EIHL newcomers Milton Keynes Lightning ahead of their inaugural Elite League season. During his time with the Lightning, Nickerson received a 20 game ban for abusing an official and punching a fan, was released by the club the following day. Biographical information and career statistics from, or, or The Internet Hockey Database Nickerson at

Sudheer (Malayalam actor)

Sudheer was an Indian actor in Malayalam movies. He was a lead actor during the 1970s, he acted in more than 100 movies. His role in the movie Chembarathy in 1972 was well noted, he won a Kerala State Film Award in 1975 for his performance in the movie Sathyathinte Nizhalil. Sudheer has played the second lead in the 1978 Rajnikanth starrer Bairavi and has played the lead role in Sonna Nambamateengae’’ Sudheer hailed from Kodungallur and was the son of Padiyath P. A. Mohiyuddin, a former District Judge, his first film was Nizhalattam in 1970. He is survived by wife Safiya 1975 Kerala State Film Awards: Best Actor - Sathyathinte Nizhalil Bairavi 1978 Sonna Nambamateengae Sudheer on IMDb Sudheer at MSI

Bath brick

The bath brick, patented in 1823 by William Champion and John Browne, was a predecessor of the scouring pad used for cleaning and polishing. Bath bricks were made by a number of companies in the town of Bridgwater, from fine clay dredged from the River Parrett near Dunball; the silt, collected from the river on either side of the Town Bridge, contained fine particles of alumina and silica. It was collected from beds of brick rubble left in the rain for the salt to be washed out and put into a "pugging mill", powered by a horse to be mixed, before being shaped into moulds and dried; these would be boxed for sale in England and throughout the British Empire. By the end of the 19th century around 24 million bath bricks had been produced in Bridgwater for the home and international markets; the brick, similar in size to an ordinary house brick, could be used in a number of ways. A mild abrasive powder could be scraped from the brick and used as a scouring powder on floors and other surfaces. Powder could be moistened with water for use on a cloth for polishing or as a kind of sand paper.

Items such as knives might be polished directly on a wetted brick. List of cleaning products