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Saved by uncleflo on February 23rd, 2019.
The J Class Association (JCA) was founded to protect the interests of the Class, present and future. To keep the J-Class fleet and races alive and to encourage new build yachts to enter the field, new Class rules were established for the construction of Replica Rebuilds from original plans. One of the key drivers of the J-Class revival was the decision of the J-Class Association to allow aluminium and other materials to be used as a hull construction material. This reinforced the renewed interest among owners to build J-class yachts.Â After a performance analysis by Gerard Dijkstra of the existing J's as well as the designs that were allowed to be built under the new JCA rules, a specific J Class handicap system was developed in order to enable all yachts built to the J Class designs to race against each other regardless of size, sail area or hull construction.
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Saved by uncleflo on February 23rd, 2019.
Lots Ait Boatyard is situated on an island in the river Thames between Kew Gardens and Brentford. An important part of London's commercial boating history, it was one of the last tidal boatyards to be closed in the early 1970's. Thanks partly to its island location, Lots Ait avoided re-development and has remained very much as it was left over 30 years ago with weeds and undergrowth hiding the vintage boat sheds and machinery that were formerly a hive of activity. John Watson, owner of John's Boat Works Ltd says "I have a lifelong passion for traditional boatbuilding and our great boating heritage, so having the opportunity to be involved in reopening Lots Ait boatyard is a dream come true. The revitalised boatyard will provide a fantastic boatbuilding and repair resource on the Thames for boat owners and enthusiasts and will also provide an opportunity for a new generation of craftsmen and women to experience and acquire traditional and modern boatbuilding and restoration skills."
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Saved by uncleflo on January 19th, 2019.
Follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world in which her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate relationship is ignited that tears Claire's heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
Saved by uncleflo on January 6th, 2019.
Blending scary storytelling with wicked humour and manic theatrics, this gory production complete with terrifying treats and dreadful drinks is a strictly adults only affair. Dine back in time in this immersive, interactive evening feast complete with live music and medieval entertainment.
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Saved by uncleflo on December 20th, 2018.
Regent's Canal is a canal across an area just north of central London, England. It provides a link from the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal, 500 m north-west of Paddington Basin in the west, to the Limehouse Basin and the River Thames in east London. The canal is 13.8 kilometres (8.6 miles) long. First proposed by Thomas Homer in 1802 as a link from the Paddington arm of the then Grand Junction Canal (opened in 1801) with the River Thames at Limehouse, the Regent's Canal was built during the early 19th century after an Act of Parliament was passed in 1812. Noted architect and town planner John Nash was a director of the company; in 1811 he had produced a masterplan for the Prince Regent to redevelop a large area of central north London – as a result, the Regent’s Canal was included in the scheme, running for part of its distance along the northern edge of Regent's Park.
The entrance to the Regent's Canal at Limehouse, 1823.
Saved by uncleflo on November 28th, 2018.
A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the Doge’s Palace is an impressive structure composed of layers of building elements and ornamentation, from its 14th and 15th century original foundations to the significant Renaissance and opulent Mannerist adjunctions. The structure is made up of three large blocks, incorporating previous constructions. The wing towards the St. Mark’s Basin is the oldest, rebuilt from 1340 onwards. The wing towards St. Mark’s Square was built in its present form from 1424 onwards. The canal-side wing, housing the Doge’s apartments and many government offices, dates from the Renaissance and was built between 1483 and 1565.
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Saved by uncleflo on October 28th, 2018.
Michelangelo, Pietà, marble, 1498-1500 (Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker. The Pietà was a popular subject among northern european artists. It means Pity or Compassion, and represents Mary sorrowfully contemplating the dead body of her son which she holds on her lap. This sculpture was commissioned by a French Cardinal living in Rome. Look closely and see how Michelangelo made marble seem like flesh, and look at those complicated folds of drapery. It is important here to remember how sculpture is made. It was a messy, rather loud process (which is one of the reasons that Leonardo claimed that painting was superior to sculpture!). Just like painters often mixed their own paint, Michelangelo forged many of his own tools, and often participated in the quarrying of his marble -- a dangerous job. When we look at the extraordinary representation of the human body here we remember that Michelangelo, like Leonardo before him, had dissected cadavers to understand how the body worked. - Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.
Saved by uncleflo on June 29th, 2018.
Proud history, sure. But at ING we’re always more interested in what comes next. Looking at everything we do and asking: how do we make this better? How can we get it done faster? How can it be done more simply? It takes relentless curiosity, a spirit of open collaboration and a culture where new ideas are valued ahead of old conventions.
Saved by uncleflo on June 23rd, 2018.
Small charming property right in the very heart of historic centre of Prague. You can´t stay more central - our hostel is located literally right at the Charles Bridge. We offer tourist acommodation in recently remodeled and fully furnished apartments. All the rooms are equipped with a kitchen, TV and everything you should need during your stay. Tourist Information Centre in the lobby serves as a reception for our guests. There is free high-speed Wi-Fi in all areas and internet café downstairs as well (free access for our guests). We have great NESPRESSO coffee free for our guests and unlimited! Everything is included in the price, we are never going to charge you for towels, toilet paper and so on. The history of the hostel building goes back to the late 14th century and it belongs to protected cultural heritage. This means you can strongly feel Prague´s history here, but you have to get over a lack of elevator while staying here. But not to worry, we will help you to carry your bags up the stairs (this applies to girls and women only) :)
Saved by uncleflo on June 22nd, 2018.
Bien que chaque jour des milliers de personnes passent à proximité du vestige de la seconde enceinte de Bruxelles, le long de la "petite ceinture", entre la place Louise et la gare du Midi, peu d’entre elles soupçonnent son histoire mouvementée. Ce monument féerique constitue, en fait, le témoin le plus remarquable du passé médiéval de la ville, vieux de plus de 600 ans.
Saved by uncleflo on June 13th, 2018.
How much could 10 french franc in 1898 buy in today's rupees? What was the worth of 1 billion German mark in 1923 or 1000 Polish zloty in 1980? Was an annual wage of 25 pounds per year in 1780 much compared to the wage rates at the time? To answer these questions the Historical Currency Converter uses a short-cut, by comparing the worth of various sums in various currencies in their purchasing power of Swedish consumer goods and the pay of workers in Sweden. Provided a country's purchasing power parity does not change much compared to Sweden, this should give a reasonable accounts of the worth of money over time also for other countries. This is a test version and may therefore contain serious errors. Please contact the author if you detect any errors (rodney.edvinsson [at] ekohist.su.se)
Saved by uncleflo on March 14th, 2018.
The exclusive 5* Hotel General is located in a quiet central location between the Vltava River and the Andel business area. This ideal location gives hotel guests the possibility of accessing all of the main tourist and business attractions by a short walk or by using easily accessible city transit services. The personal attention we give to our guests, the peaceful and unique atmosphere of the hotel, not to mention the level of comfort and exceptional services, are greatly acknowledged by hotel guests and, as of today, the Hotel General is one of the top recommended hotels in Prague. The hotel offers 20 uniquely designed rooms (3 Standard single, 11 Deluxe double/twin rooms, 3 Junior suites & 3 General suites - two room apartments). The decor and interior of the hotel and each individual room was inspired by the deeds and lives of famous generals and military leaders throughout world history.
Saved by uncleflo on December 27th, 2017.
Active Backup for Server is a package specially designed to centralize data backup for Windows and Linux servers. It provides a unified monitoring interface and a consistent setup experience for all your backup tasks from different sources. What's more, source servers do not require additional installation of backup agents.
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Saved by uncleflo on April 12th, 2017.
John Constable was een Engels landschapschilder en aquarellist van het romantisch realisme. De techniek van zijn meeste werken was olie op doek. Soms gebruikte hij olie op papier of schilderde hij een aquarel.
Saved by uncleflo on November 28th, 2016.
Two Muslim families hold the keys to the doors of Jerusalem's holiest church in order to keep the peace between three feuding Christian denominations. On a recent Sunday morning, Adeeb Jawad Joudeh Al Husseini was sitting on a bench just inside the sole public entrance to Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The doorway to the sprawling church, founded in the 4th Century, is where the 53-year-old Muslim has spent much of his life. His father, grandfather and dozens of generations of forefathers before them also dedicated most of their lives to sitting on this bench, guarding the church believed to contain the tomb of Jesus, Al Husseini said, pulling a 20cm-long iron key out of his leather jacket’s inner pocket.
Saved by uncleflo on November 23rd, 2016.
Plans to keep a record of UK citizens' online activities face a challenge from tech firms seeking to offer ways to hide people's browser histories. Internet providers will soon be required to record which services their customers' devices connect to - including websites and messaging apps. The Home Office says it will help combat terrorism, but critics have described it as a "snoopers' charter". Critics of the law have said hackers could get access to the records.
Saved by uncleflo on October 11th, 2016.
n the halcyon days of early 2005, a project was launched to bring long overdue native Unicode and internationalization support to PHP. It was deemed so far reaching and important that PHP needed to have a version bump. After more than 4 years of development, the project (and PHP 6 for now) was shelved. This talk will introduce Unicode and i18n concepts, explain why Web needs Unicode, why PHP needs Unicode, how we tried to solve it (with examples), and what eventually happened. No sordid details will be left uncovered.
Saved by uncleflo on July 18th, 2016.
Byculla House later known as Stroud Green House was built in 1788 and stood in its own grounds not far from Ashburton House on other side of St James Road East. The road is now known as Lower Addiscombe Road. The renaming is most probably because the Addiscombe area falls to this low point and may account to the area being latterly known as marshy or wet place as in ‘Stroud Green’. The Byculla name was derived from the suburb in south Mumbai (Bombay), an area to which the British East India Company had links. The East India Company had its own army, trained in Addiscombe.
Saved by uncleflo on April 4th, 2015.
Die Archäologischen Informationen (Arch. Inf.) ist die 1972 gegründete wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift der DGUF. Sie erscheint in zweifacher Technik: online im Open Access sowie gedruckt in einer Auflage von etwa 1.000 Exemplaren. Die eingereichten Beiträge (deutsch oder englisch) unterliegen einem Peer Review. Die Online-Ausgabe veröffentlicht auch ergänzende Materialien und Open Data. Herausgeber der Archäologischen Informationen sind Dr. Werner Schön und PD Dr. Frank Siegmund.
Saved by uncleflo on April 2nd, 2015.
The Docklands History Group (DHG) came into being in 1979 as an independent body to encourage greater understanding of all aspects of the Port of London, and the maritime, industrial and social history of the River Thames, together with its continuing development. Amongst DHG’s members are many of the people whose dedication to the area contributed to the creation of the long-awaited Museum of London Docklands established now on West India Quay. You can read a short history of the DHG’s work to date.
Saved by uncleflo on February 16th, 2015.
Twenty years ago, a small group dreamed of reconstructing an exact replica of General Lafayette’s 18th-century ship called the Hermione. Today, the majestic vessel is the largest and most authentically built Tall Ship in the last 150 years. The Hermione has set sail in France, launching an adventure that comes to the USA in the summer of 2015 for an unprecedented voyage.
Saved by uncleflo on February 16th, 2015.
Already hundreds of people in Deptford and beyond are embracing the magnitude and power of this project. Based on other successful schemes in Europe, the Lenox project aspires to create jobs, build transferable skills, bring pride to Deptford, and create tourism and identity. The original Lenox was built at Deptford more than 330 years ago and is unique in that all her details and specifications are known so that a true replica can be made. Help to publicise this unique and inspirational project by donating towards our costs.
Saved by uncleflo on December 7th, 2014.
Great information graphs about the cumulative cases of ebola in Africa. Cumulative reported cases of Ebola virus disease in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone; Cumulative reported cases and deaths of Ebola virus disease in Guinea; Cumulative reported cases and deaths of Ebola virus disease in Liberia; Cumulative reported cases and deaths of Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone
Saved by uncleflo on December 7th, 2014.
Page is a small client-side routing library for use with building single page applications (SPAs). It has a simple API which is inspired by Express. It utilizes the HTML5 history API under the hood, which is what allows you to build smooth user interfaces while still having linkable URLs for different pages of the app.