Nir Etzion

Nir Etzion
נִיר עֶצִיוֹן‎

Nir Etzion

Coordinates: 32°41′52.08″N 34°59′36.59″E / 32.6978000°N 34.9934972°E / 32.6978000; 34.9934972Coordinates: 32°41′52.08″N 34°59′36.59″E / 32.6978000°N 34.9934972°E / 32.6978000; 34.9934972


Hof HaCarmel

Religious Kibbutz Movement


Founded by
Refugees and Holocaust survivors

Population (2015)[1]

Name meaning
Etzion Meadow


Nir Etzion (Hebrew: נִיר עֶצִיוֹן‎, lit. Etzion Meadow) is a religious moshav shitufi in northern Israel. Located between Ein Hod and Ein Hawd near Atlit, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaCarmel Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 899.
The village was established in 1950 as a kibbutz by refugees from Kfar Etzion and Be’erot Yitzhak (which had been captured by the Jordanian and Egyptian armies during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War) as well as Holocaust survivors and members of the Ahdut and Tikva kvutzot. It was named after Kfar Etzion.
In 1953 it converted to a moshav shitufi.

^ “List of localities, in Alphabetical order” (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 

External links[edit]

Official website (Hebrew)


Hof HaCarmel Regional Council


Beit Oren
Ein Carmel
Ma’agan Michael
Ma’ayan Tzvi
Neve Yam
Sdot Yam


Bat Shlomo
Beit Hanania
Ein Ayala
Geva Carmel
Kerem Maharal
Nir Etzion

Community settlements

Ein Hod

Other villages

Ein Hawd
Kfar Galim
Kfar Tzvi Sitrin
Meir Shfeya


Monika Griefahn

Monika Griefahn

Monika Griefahn
(1954-10-03) October 3, 1954 (age 62)
Muelheim-Ruhr, Germany

German politician

Known for
co-founder of Greenpeace Germany and member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany .

Monika Griefahn (born 3 October 1954 in Muelheim-Ruhr, Germany) is co-founder of Greenpeace Germany and a German politician of the SPD .
She was a Member of the German Parliament (1998–2009), functioning as an expert on culture and the media as well as foreign (cultural) policy. From 1990 to 1998 she was the Minister of the Environment in the State of Lower Saxony. From 1980 to 1990 she was an activist in the environmental organization Greenpeace and the first woman on the international board of Greenpeace (1984–1990).


1 Life and Work
2 Party
3 Member of Parliament
4 Public Offices
5 Volunteer Work
6 Selected Publications (German)
7 Selected Speeches (English)
8 Literature
9 References

Life and Work[edit]
After finishing school in 1973 she went to the universities of Göttingen and Hamburg to study mathematics and social sciences. She left university in 1979 with a diploma in sociology. Starting in 1973 she worked for the German-French Youth Organization and for YMCA Hamburg, offering adult education seminars for trade unions, church organizations and NGOs for more than a decade.
From 1980 onwards she became active in establishing Greenpeace in Germany, with its main office in Hamburg. She was the executive director until 1983. With Greenpeace Germany she organized campaigns against, among other environmental issues, chemical pollution as well as campaigns for the protection of the North Seas and the rivers Rhine and Elbe. In 1984 she became the first female member of the international board of Greenpeace. She was responsible for developing programs and skill training for the people working for Greenpeace all over the world until 1990. Additionally she helped found new offices in Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Latin America and the former Soviet Union.
In 1990 the later German chancellor Gerhard Schröder named her as the Minister for the Environment in the state of Lower Saxony, where she started special programs to support removable energy systems (wind, solar, biomass) in order to stop the use of nuclear power (more see “Public Offices”). She became a Member of Parliament in 1998 (see chapter “Public Offices” and “Member of Parliament”).
Monika Griefahn is married to Prof. Dr.

French schooner Découverte (1800)

For other ships with the same name, see French ship Découverte and HMS Decouverte.





Brest Dockyard[1]

Laid down:

22 August 1800[1]

c. 23 November 1803




by capture


Sold 1808

General characteristics [1]

Class and type:
Découverte-class schooner

110 tons (French)

Tons burthen:
165 (bm)[2]


25 m (82 ft) (overall)
21 m (69 ft) (keel)

6.4 m (21 ft)

Sail plan:


French service:52 at capture
British service:


French service:
Originally: 8 x 4-pounder guns
At capture:6 x 6-pounder guns + 6 brass swivel guns
British service: 8 x 12-pounder carronades[2]

The French schooner Découverte was a French Navy vessel launched in 1800. The British captured her at Santo Domingo in 1803 and took her into service as HMS Decouverte. She was decomissioned in January 1806 and sold in 1808.


1 French career
2 Capture
3 British service
4 Fate
5 Citations and references

French career[edit]
Between March and November 1800, Découverte was under the command of lieutenant de vaisseau Passart, carrying despatches between Brest and Ferrol. Still under Passart’s command, she was at Ferrol between end-January and end-February 1802.
Découverte was present at Saint Domingue (Haiti) in November 1803 during the revolt of slaves against the French, while the British blockade of Saint-Domingue trapped the French army and naval forces at Cap-François. The British observed a schooner in the Caracol Passage and Commodore John Loring, having received information that General Rochambeau, his staff and entourage might try to escape via her, decided to cut the schooner out. The boats of HMS Bellerophon and HMS Elephant went in during the night of 22 November and captured the schooner, which turned out to be the Decouvert, of six 6-pounder guns, six brass swivel guns, and a crew of 52 men under the command of ensign de vaisseau Froyant. The launches met with some resistance, but the British suffered no casualties; Découverte had two men wounded.[3] Rochambeau surrendered on 30 November.
British service[edit]
The Royal Navy commissioned HMS Decouverte in May 1804 at Jamaica under the command of Lieutenant E. Whyte.[4] She spent the rest of her career on the Jamaica station.

Thomas Sanderson

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Thomas Sanderson (poet) (1759–1829), English writer based in Cumberland
Thomas Sanderson (Saskatchewan politician) (1849–1922), Scottish-born farmer and political figure in Saskatchewan.
Thomas Sanderson (Wisconsin politician) (1827–1912), American farmer and politician in Wisconsin
Thomas Kemp Sanderson (1821–1897), English corn merchant and politician
Thomas Sanderson, 1st Baron Sanderson (1841–1923), British civil servant

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The Wreck of the Zephyr

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The Wreck of the Zephyr

Chris Van Allsburg

Chris Van Allsburg

United States

Children’s, Fantasy novel

Houghton Mifflin

Publication date


Media type
Print (Hardcover)

Preceded by
Ben’s Dream

Followed by
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

The Wreck of the Zephyr is a children’s book written and illustrated by the American author Chris Van Allsburg, first published by Houghton Mifflin in March 1983.
As he is exploring the sea shore near a small fishing village, the author comes upon the wreck of a small wooden sailboat high on a clifftop. A weather beaten old man is sitting near the wreck, and the author asks him how the boat came to be there, so far from the water. The old man begins to tell the story of a young boy who, years ago, was the most talented sailor in the harbor and who never missed an opportunity to prove it, performing feats that none of the grown men would dare try.
One day the boy decided to go out despite the storm brewing just outside the harbor and against the warnings of an old fisherman. As he sails out of the harbor a big gust strikes the boat and he is knocked unconscious by the boom. When he wakes up he and his boat, the Zephyr, are stranded on a strange beach far above the high-water mark. He starts walking to look for help, and after a long time he crests a hill to see the Zephyr being towed by two boats that are sailing through the air. From the hilltop the boy watches the two strange boats deposit the Zephyr in the harbor.
When he finally gets down to the harbor he is met by a fisherman who is as surprised to see him as the boy was to see his Zephyr fly. The fisherman tells him that they don’t get any visitors because the island is surrounded by a treacherous reef. He offers to take the boy home but the boy refuses, saying he won’t leave until he learns how to sail above the waves. The kind fisherman gives the boy a special set of sails for the Zephyr and spends all day trying to teach him, but the boy just cannot get the hang of it. The fisherman gives up and takes the boy back to his house where his wife has their dinner waiting.
Once the fisherman and his wife are asleep, the boy sneaks back out t

List of county routes in Erie County, New York

Standard route marker for county routes in Erie County, with CR 580 in Tonawanda.

Highway names

Interstate X (I-X)

US Highways:
U.S. Route X (US X)

New York State Route X (NY X)

County Route X (CR X)

System links

New York Highways


Most of the county routes in Erie County, New York, act as primary roads in the less developed areas and also serve to interconnect the various villages and hamlets of the county. Not all routes are signed. All routes are maintained by the Erie County highway department. The area has over 300 routes, due to the urbanizing of Erie County. Routes 250 through 511 all run in a general northeast–southwest pattern. No other patterns exist in Erie County.


1 Routes 1-100
2 Routes 101-200
3 Routes 201-300
4 Routes 301-400
5 Routes 401-500
6 Routes 501 and up
7 See also
8 References
9 External links

Routes 1-100[edit]


01 !CR 1
US 20 in Alden village
Alden-Crittenden Road
NY 33 in Alden town

02 !CR 2
Niagara county line
Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst
NY 78

04 !CR 4
CR 44 / CR 51 / CR 169 in Hamburg town
Abbott Road
Buffalo city line in Lackawanna

05 !CR 5
CR 111 in Evans
Lake Street
Angola village line

06 !CR 6
US 20A in East Aurora
Pine Street and East Aurora-Porterville Road
NY 954G in Marilla

09 !CR 9
Cattaraugus Indian Reservation line in Brant
Brant Reservation, Brant-Angola and Old Eden-Evans Center roads, South and North Main streets
NY 5 in Evans
Portion north of NY 249 designated as NY 323 until 1980.[2]

10 !CR 10
NY 952Q
Wende Road in Alden town
NY 33

11 !CR 11
CR 577
East River Road in Grand Island
CR 249

16 !CR 16
NY 954G
East Avenue in Marilla
CR 356

18 !CR 18
CR 127 in Evans
Sturgeon Point and Derby roads
CR 32 in Eden

21 !CR 21
NY 277
Losson Road in Cheektowaga
US 20 / NY 78

23 !CR 23
CR 338 in Lancaster town
Penora Street
US 20 in Depew

24 !CR 24
NY 78
Lapp Road in Clarence
CR 560

27 !CR 27
CR 49 / CR 198 / CR 409 /


Visual Sciences / WebSideStory

Type of business
Web software company

Traded as

September 10, 1996

San Diego, CA, United States

Blaise Barrelet

Jeff Lunsford

Web Analytics


Current status
Acquired by Adobe (Omniture)

WebSideStory, Inc. (later Visual Sciences), was founded by Blaise Barrelet in 1996 as web analytics tool and link directory; its products were Hitbox and HBX.[1] The company went public on September 28, 2004[2] (NASDAQ: WSSI). In 2006, WebSideStory acquired high-end private data analysis and visualization software company Visual Sciences for $57 million.[3] A year after the acquisition, WebSideStory rebranded itself as Visual Sciences, Inc.[4] In January 2008 Visual Sciences, Inc. was acquired by Omniture (NASDAQ: OMTR) for $394 million.[5]
WebSideStory was founded and headquartered in San Diego, California[6]

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Business Model Evolution[edit]
WebSideStory originally launched with a SAAS business model, charging customers a monthly fee for web analytics, but finding customers willing to pay for web analytics proved difficult. WebSideStory then pivoted to offer a limited version of the analytics product for free in exchange for a small advertising banner on each website. Users who clicked the banners were directed to a list of top sites owned by WebSideStory, creating an advertising revenue opportunity. Unlike many late ’90s Internet startups, WebSideStory did not raise angel funding or venture capital, but became profitable through customers and by displaying banners on their top site list.
In late 1999, WebSideStory opted to target larger brick-and-mortar businesses as customers for their Hitbox product. Customers opted to pay for more in-depth statistics in exchange for removing the traditional Hitbox banner from their websites, giving birth to the “HBX” product line. Once WebSideStory was financially sound, it shuttered the free version of Hitbox and its associated advertising revenues. The company went public in 2004 and eventually purchased Visual Sciences, adopting their name. Visual Sciences was in turn acquired by Omniture in 2008, and then in October 2009 Omniture was acquired again by Adobe S

Andrew Miller (footballer)

Andrew Miller

Personal information

Full name
Andrew Miller

Date of birth
27 February 1899

Place of birth

Playing position
Outside Left

Youth career

Croy Celtic

Senior career*




Nottingham Forest


* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Andrew Miller (born 27 February 1899) was a Scottish footballer who played for Celtic, Dumbarton, Nottingham Forest and Bo’ness.[2]

^ McAllister, Jim (2002). The Sons of the Rock – The Official History of Dumbarton Football Club. Dumbarton: J&J Robertson Printers. 
^ Emms, Steve; Wells, Richard (2007). Scottish League Players’ Records Division One 1890/91 to 1938/39. Beeston, Nottingham: Tony Brown. ISBN 978-1-899468-66-9. 

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Appliance recycling

New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina: mounds of trashed appliances with a few smashed automobiles mixed in, waiting to be scrapped

Appliance recycling consists of dismantling waste home appliances and scrapping their parts for reuse. Recycling appliances for their original or other purposes, involves disassembly, removal of hazardous components and destruction of the end-of-life equipment to recover materials, generally by shredding, sorting and grading.[1] The rate at which appliances are discarded has increased with technological advancement. This correlation directly leads to the question of appropriate disposal. The main types of appliances that are recycled are televisions, refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, and computers. When appliances are recycled, they can be looked upon as valuable resources. If disposed of improperly, appliances can become environmentally harmful and poison ecosystems.
The strength of appliance recycling legislation varies around the world.
For example recycling one refrigerator can save 10 pounds of foam insulation, and 300,000 btus of energy


1 Disassembly

1.1 Classification
1.2 Example

2 Recycling By Region

2.1 Europe
2.2 Japan
2.3 China
2.4 United States

2.4.1 California

2.5 Australia

4 See also
5 References
6 External links

A key part of appliance recycling is the manual dismantling of each product. The disassembly removes hazardous components, while sorting out reusable parts. Procedures vary from one appliance to the other. The amount of hazardous components able to be removed also depends on the type of appliance. Low removal rates of hazardous components reduce the recyclability of valuable materials. Each type of appliance has its own set of characteristics and components. This makes characterization of appliances essential to sorting and separating parts. Research on appliance dismantling has become an active area, intending to help recycling reach maximum efficiency.[2]
There is a certain process used to recover materials from appliances. Parts are generally removed in order from largest to smallest. Metals are extracted first and then plastics. Materials are sorted by either size, shape, or density. Sizing is a good means of sorting to quicken future processing. It also classifies fractions that show composition. Materials report to larger or finer fractions based on original dimension, toughness, or brittleness.[1] Shape cla

St John the Baptist Church, Porthcawl

St John the Baptist Church

St John the Baptist Church

Location within the Bridgend area

Coordinates: 51°29′03″N 3°40′37″W / 51.4842°N 3.6769°W / 51.4842; -3.6769

Church Street, Newton Porthcawl


Church in Wales


Heritage designation
Grade I

Architectural type


St John the Baptist Church, Porthcawl is a medieval church and Grade I-listed building in Church Street, Newton, Porthcawl, Wales. It was built in the late twelfth century and has been remodelled several times in the succeeding centuries.

The church was probably built in the 1180s as the first rector was installed in 1189. It was refurbished by Jasper Tudor, Duke of Bedford in 1485–95 and again in 1825–27 by the rector Rev. Robert Knight who added the vestry and altered the stone pulpit. The building was restored by John Prichard and John Pollard Seddon in 1860–61 and an organ chamber was added in 1885. More restoration work in 1903 and 1927 included reflooring the nave, reroofing the porch and installing oak stalls in the chancel. A meeting room and vestry wing were added in 1993.[1]
The plan of the building is a tower in the west, nave, south porch, chancel, north-eastern chapel and northern wing. The church is built of roughly coursed grey rubble with grey or yellow ashlar dressings and has a slate roof with stone apex finials. The large and defensive west tower has wide-angle buttresses at each corner and a saddleback roof with embattled and corbelled parapets only on the northern and southern sides. The stone-tiled coping is topped by a weathervane. The northern and southern faces of the tower have four storeys of small round or square openings, although one on the south face is trefoil headed. The eastern facade has large shouldered openings above a corbel table that probably supported a wooden platform. The western side of the tower has a face corbel, reputedly of Saint John the Baptist, above a louvred gable opening, a clock and a three-light window above the ornate western doorway.[1]

^ a b “Church of St John the Baptist – Porthcawl – Bridgend – Wales”. British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2 May 2016.