Boston Bruins Rally Tune

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“Time To Go”
[Chorus:]
Go! Go! Black and gold!
Old-time hockey, bar the door
Clear the track it’s all-out war
Light the lamp, throw a hit
Black and gold never quit
The barn is full, our team’s in town
So put ’em up boys, knock ’em out (knock ’em down)
Drop the puck, it’s time to go (time to go)

Bust outta work, it’s quarter-past five
Time to round up the gang
and take the Red to the Orange line
Head for the street and the Causeway crowd
You can feel it in the air, when the team’s in town

[Chorus]

Rancourt’s ready, it’s time to take to the ice
So tie down the jersey ’cause it could get ugly tonight
Top corner, five hole, off the post and in
On a quest for the cup, and we’re ready to win

[Chorus]

Go! Go! Black and gold!

Drop the puck, it’s time to go

 

Ten of the World’s Largest Churches

1. St. Peter’s Basilica (Vatican City, Rome)

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2. The Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady Aparecida, Aparecida, Brazil.

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3. The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, better known as Seville Cathedral, Seville (Andalusia, Spain).

 

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4. The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, officially the Cathedral Church of Saint John: The Great Divine in the City and Diocese of New York, is the cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New York.

 

Enclave at the Cathedral, 400 West 113th Street, New York, NY Handel Architects The Brodsky Organization Nancy Packes Inc. Rendering by Archpartners

 

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5. Milan Cathedral is the cathedral church of Milan, Italy.

 

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6. The Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń is a Roman Catholic church located in the village of Licheń Stary near Konin in the Greater Poland Voivodeship in Poland.

 

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7. Liverpool Cathedral is the Church of England Cathedral of the Diocese of Liverpool, built on St James’s Mount in Liverpool and is the seat of the Bishop of Liverpool.

 

Birdseye view of the Liverpool Cathedral in Liverpool, UK

The total external length of the building, including the Lady Chapel (dedicated to the Blessed Virgin), is 207 yards (189 m) making it the longest cathedral in the world; its internal length is 160 yards (150 m). With a height of 331 feet (101 m) it is also one of the world’s tallest non-spired church buildings and the third-tallest structure in the city of Liverpool.

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8. Ulm Minster is a Lutheran church located in Ulm, Germany.

 

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It is the tallest church in the world, and the 4th tallest structure built before the 20th century, with a steeple measuring 161.5 metres (530 ft) and containing 768 steps.

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9. The Cathedral of Our Lady is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Antwerp, Belgium.

 

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10. Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and national shrine on Westmount Summit in Montreal, Quebec. It is Canada’s largest church.

 

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Tis the Season for Hockey

The hardcore fan has to express his devotion to his team somehow. A man cave is one way of going about that in the extreme. But lord, these guys must hurt bad when their team loses. And hysterically rejoice when they win!

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This one almost looks like a bar.

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This guy is more into the beer than the team.

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But the best one is in good old Winnipeg. A Winnipeg Jets man cave!

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Flood Forecast for Manitoba 2019

Below normal temperatures in mid-April might not appeal to Manitobans, but the slower warming trend has its benefits in fighting floods.

Thanks to the cold, the melting process has been slowed. As a result, the anticipated flood level has been lowered to something on par with what the province experienced in 2011 — or even slightly less — and well below the 2009 level predicted earlier.

The revised forecast was released Tuesday afternoon.

Prior to that, the province was expecting the Red River to crest around 32.5 feet in the Red River Valley, south of Winnipeg. Now it should be closer to 30 feet.

Inside Winnipeg — which is protected by the 47-kilometre floodway that diverts part of the Red River’s flow around the east side of the city — the crest was expected to reach 20.5 feet at the James Avenue pumping station.

Now, officials are expecting it to be closer to 19.5 feet.

The crest of the Red River is expected at the border, in Emerson, between April 16 and 19, and in Winnipeg between April 20 and 23.

The province expects to begin using the floodway between April 12 and 14, a news release said.

South of the city, where there is no floodway, a warning has been issued all the way to the international border.

Provincial crews have been deployed in a number of communities to prepare for potential ring dike closures. A partial ring dike closure is currently underway at Emerson, but the community remains accessible by road.

As for other river systems prone to flooding, the province says the Assiniboine, Qu’Appelle and Souris river basins have peaked in all but a couple of locations.

Images from the 2011 flood

The towns shown are St. Jean Baptiste and Morris.  Both located south of Winnipeg.

 

 

 

 

 

Ohio Man Gives Up Solid Food, Goes on 46 Day Beer Diet for Lent

Inspired by 17th century German monks who allegedly survived on a rich beer called doppelbock during Lent, an Ohio man has embarked on a 46-day beer diet, dropping all solid food until Easter Sunday.

Many Christians choose not to consume beer during Lent, as a way of abstaining for something they find pleasurable, but Dell Hall, the director of sales at Fifty West Brewing Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, is doing the exact opposite. On March 6th, he embarked on a 46-day beer diet, dropping all solid food and getting his nutrients only from beer and vitamin supplements. Although he admits the first few days were rough, Hall claims he now feels amazing and is 25 pounds lighter than when he started.

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“Day two and three were pretty rough. I wanted to bash some Taco Bell after a few beers because that’s what we do,” Dell Hall told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “The last couple days I haven’t been hungry at all. I hope that’s going to be a good sign and I maintain this level of clarity.”

Although the monks that inspired his diet consumed a hearty type of beer they called “liquid bread” due to the high levels of carbohydrates it contained, Hall has opted for variety, drinking whatever beer he craves at that moment. Dell has his first beer at around noon, when the hunger really kicks in, and then a few more after work. He also drinks black coffee, unsweetened tea and sparkling water to keep himself from getting sick of beer.

Even though he claims the beer diet has nothing to do with wanting to shed extra pounds, Dell Hall has been monitoring his weight ever since he started, and by April 7th – a month into his Lent challenge – he had already lost 34 pounds. He’s already dreaming about having a steak After Easter Sunday, but plans to take it easy and allow his stomach to re-adjust to solid food.

“Your digestive system sort of shuts down,” he told Insider. “So you have to slowly reintroduce food.”

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Total Population by Country 2019

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Rank Country 2019 Population  2018 Population Growth Rate Area 2018 Density
1 China 1,420,062,022 1,415,045,928 0.35% 9,706,961 km² 146/km²
2 India 1,368,737,513 1,354,051,854 1.08% 3,287,590 km² 416/km²
3 United States 329,093,110 326,766,748 0.71% 9,372,610 km² 35/km²
4 Indonesia 269,536,482 266,794,980 1.03% 1,904,569 km² 142/km²
5 Brazil 212,392,717 210,867,954 0.72% 8,515,767 km² 25/km²
6 Pakistan 204,596,442 200,813,818 1.88% 881,912 km² 232/km²
7 Nigeria 200,962,417 195,875,237 2.60% 923,768 km² 218/km²
8 Bangladesh 168,065,920 166,368,149 1.02% 147,570 km² 1,139/km²
9 Russia 143,895,551 143,964,709 -0.05% 17,098,242 km² 8/km²
10 Mexico 132,328,035 130,759,074 1.20% 1,964,375 km² 67/km²
11 Japan 126,854,745 127,185,332 -0.26% 377,930 km² 336/km²
12 Ethiopia 110,135,635 107,534,882 2.42% 1,104,300 km² 100/km²
13 Philippines 108,106,310 106,512,074 1.50% 342,353 km² 316/km²
14 Egypt 101,168,745 99,375,741 1.80% 1,002,450 km² 101/km²
15 Vietnam 97,429,061 96,491,146 0.97% 331,212 km² 294/km²
16 DR Congo 86,727,573 84,004,989 3.24% 2,344,858 km² 37/km²
17 Turkey 82,961,805 81,916,871 1.28% 783,562 km² 106/km²
18 Iran 82,820,766 82,011,735 0.99% 1,648,195 km² 50/km²
19 Germany 82,438,639 82,293,457 0.18% 357,114 km² 231/km²
20 Thailand 69,306,160 69,183,173 0.18% 513,120 km² 135/km²
21 United Kingdom 66,959,016 66,573,504 0.58% 242,900 km² 276/km²
22 France 65,480,710 65,233,271 0.38% 551,695 km² 119/km²
23 Tanzania 60,913,557 59,091,392 3.08% 945,087 km² 64/km²
24 Italy 59,216,525 59,290,969 -0.13% 301,336 km² 197/km²
25 South Africa 58,065,097 57,398,421 1.16% 1,221,037 km² 48/km²
26 Myanmar 54,336,138 53,855,735 0.89% 676,578 km² 80/km²
27 Kenya 52,214,791 50,950,879 2.48% 580,367 km² 90/km²
28 South Korea 51,339,238 51,164,435 0.34% 100,210 km² 512/km²

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