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Skagerrak

The Skagerrak is a strait running between the southeast coast of Norway, the west coast of Sweden, the Jutland peninsula of Denmark, connecting the North Sea and the Kattegat sea area, which leads to the Baltic Sea. The Skagerrak contains some of the busiest shipping routes in the world, with vessels from every corner of the globe, it supports an intensive fishing industry. The ecosystem is negatively affected by direct human activities. Oslo is the only large city in the Skagerrak region; the meaning of Skagerrak is most the Skagen Channel/Strait. Skagen is a town near the northern cape of Denmark. Rak means'straight waterway'; the ultimate source of this syllable is the Proto-Indo-European root *reg-,'straight'. Rak Swedish. "Råk" in modern Norwegian refers to a channel or opening of water in an otherwise ice covered body of water. There is no evidence to suggest a connection with the modern Danish word rak. Another possibility is that the Skagerrak was named by Dutch seafarers, in the same way the adjacent Kattegat got its name.

It was quite common for the Dutch to call similar stretches of waterways a "rak", such as: Langerak, Damrak and Tuikwerderrak. The Skagerrak is between 80 and 140 km wide, it deepens toward the Norwegian coast. Some ports along the Skagerrak are Oslo and Kristiansand in Norway and Uddevalla and Strömstad in Sweden; the Skagerrak has an average salinity of 30 practical salinity units, low, close to that of brackish water, but comparable to most other coastal waters. The area available to biomass is about 3,600 km2 and includes a wide variety of habitats, from shallow sandy and stony reefs in Sweden and Denmark to the depths of the Norwegian trench; the International Hydrographic Organization defines the limits of the Skagerrak as follows: On the West. A line joining Hanstholm and the Naze. On the Southeast; the Northern limit of the Kattegat. Older names for the combined Skagerrak and Kattegat were Jutland Sea; until the construction of the Eider Canal in 1784, Skagerrak was the only way in and out of the Baltic Sea.

For this reason the strait has had a heavy international seatraffic for centuries. After the industrialization, the traffic has only increased and today Skagerrak is among the busiest straits in the world. In 1862, the Thyborøn Channel at the Limfjord was constructed in Denmark, shortcutting passage through Skagerrak from the North Sea by going directly to the Kattegat; the Limfjord only supports minor transports though. In both world wars, the Skagerrak was strategically important for Germany; the biggest sea battle of World War I, the Battle of Jutland known as the Battle of the Skagerrak, took place here May 31 to June 1, 1916. In World War II, the importance of controlling this waterway, the only sea access to the Baltic, was the motivation for the German invasion of Denmark and Norway, the subsequent construction of the northern parts of the Atlantic Wall. Both of these naval engagements have contributed to the large number of shipwrecks in the Skagerrak. Skagerrak is a trafficated strait, with c. 7,500 individual vessels from all over the world visiting in 2013 alone.

Cargo ships are by far the most common vessel in Skagerrak at c. 4,000 individual ships in 2013, followed by tankers, which are nearly half as frequent. When viewed in combination with the Baltic Sea area, ships from 122 different nationalities visited in 2013, with most of these carrying cargo or passengers within Europe, regardless of their flag state. Nearly all commercial vessels in Skagerrak are tracked by the Automatic Identification System. Skagerrak is popular for recreational activities in all three countries. There are several marinas along the coasts; the Skagerrak is habitat for 2,000 marine species, many of them adapted to its waters. For example, a variety of Atlantic cod called; the eggs are buoyant and the hatchlings feed on zooplankton. Juveniles sink to the bottom, they do not remain local to Norwegian fjords. The variety of habitats and the large volume of plankton on the surface support prolific marine life. Energy moves from the top to the bottom according to Vinogradov's ladder of migrations.

In addition, some species are benthopelagic, moving between bottom. The benthic species include Coryphaenoides rupestris, Argentina silus, Etmopterus spinax, Chimaera monstrosa and Glyptocephalus cynoglossus. On the top are Clupea harengus, Scomber scombrus, Sprattus sprattus; some species that move between are Sabinea sarsi, Etmopterus spinax. Apart from sandy and stony reefs, extensive cold water coral reefs of Lophelia, are growing in Skagerrak; the Säcken Reef in the Swedish marine protection of Koster Fjord is an ancient cold water coral reef and the only known coral ree

Puerto BanĂºs

Puerto José Banús, more known as Puerto Banús, is a marina located in the area of Nueva Andalucía, to the southwest of Marbella, Spain on the Costa del Sol. It was built in May 1970 by José Banús, a local property developer, as a luxury marina and shopping complex, it has since become one of the largest entertainment centres in the Costa del Sol, with 5 million annual visitors, is popular with international celebrities. Developed around a coastal village in the Mediterranean architectural style, Puerto Banús contains expensive shopping malls and bars around the marina; the architect Noldi Schreck, who participated in the design and construction of Beverly Hills, was visited in 1966 by Prince Alfonso de Hohenlohe to ask him to work on the Hotel Marbella Club. Schreck's first job was to meet José Banús, convince him that Puerto Banús was not a suitable place to build huge skyscrapers that would house thousands of wealthy families, he proposed a sophisticated Andalusian village and marina, the first port made by a single architect.

José Banús became the largest developer of residential tourism complexes on the Costa del Sol. The port took his name and he became famous with the epithet "the regime’s builder." The lavish opening of the complex in May 1970 was attended by, amongst others, the Aga Khan, film director Roman Polanski, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, Dr. Christiaan Barnard, Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco. A young Julio Iglesias was hired to sing for the guests for the sum of 125,000 pesetas. Three hundred waiters from Seville served 22 kilos of beluga caviar to 1700 guests. In 2011, it was reported that one of the largest-scale developments in Marbella's history was to take place with a 400 million euro investment into La Bajadilla, east of Marbella, by Qatari Sheikh Abdullah Ben Nasser Al-Thani which included a 200-metre quay for cruise liners, a five-star hotel on the marina, as well as bars, restaurants and supermarkets to compete with Puerto Banús. Puerto Banús is located on the Costa del Sol of southeast Spain, 6 km southwest of Marbella, 64 km southwest of Málaga and 782 km south of Madrid.

The climate of the area is protected in its northern part by the Coast Mountain Range of Cordillera Penibética. It has a microclimate that produces a mean annual temperature of 18 °C; the Málaga Airport is 60 km away. There is a good network of roads and transport services connecting Puerto Banús with adjacent towns and suburbs. According to the Municipality of Marbella, Puerto Banús is visited annually by nearly 5 million people. Visitors to the port tend to be tourists from northern Europe and Arabs, along with Spanish tourists; the focal point of Puerto Banús is the marina. It has berths for 915 boats, including those of the King of Saudi Arabia and several of the world's wealthiest individuals. Behind the harbour lie streets filled with bars and nightclubs; the marina has slips for ships from 8 -- 50 metres. Its surface area is 15 hectares, its depth ranges from 3–6 metres within the marina, with 7.5 metres at its entrance. There is a beach on each side of the marina. From Málaga airport, transport options include taxi, or bus.

The main road A-7 known as the Autovia del Mediterraneo on its way to Puerto Banus has the toll road or the non toll road which has views from the Costa. Its streets are lined with expensive luxury boutiques like Christian Dior, Bvlgari, Dolce & Gabbana, Elisabetta Franchi and others. One stretch is known as "The Golden Mile". Apart from the chain of restaurants, boutiques, in the heart of the Antonio Banderas Square is one of the largest El Corte Ingles department stores in Spain, including the up-scale hypermarket, Hipercor; the Boulevard de la Fama de Puerto Banús was created to pay tribute to individuals who have promoted Marbella nationally or internationally through their professional work. A three-ton statue of a rhinoceros by Salvador Dalí was placed in Puerto Banús in 2004. Known as Rinoceronte vestido con puntillas, Dalí created the sculpture in 1956 following the filming of his surrealist movie La aventura prodigiosa de la encajera y el rinoceronte in 1954. Another impressive statue sculpted in bronze and copper by the Georgian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli is that of "La Victoria", which stands tall at 26 metres height over a granite pedestal.

Unveiled in 1994, it was a gift from the Mayor of Moscow. Puerto Banús travel guide from Wikivoyage

Elis Guri

Elis Guri Elis Guri - Bulgarian Greco-Roman style wrestler of Albanian descent, 2011 World Champion, two-time bronze medalist of European championships, participant in three summer Olympic Games. Biography Elis Guri began to participate in wrestling in early childhood under the guidance of his father, Eliyaz - a multiple time champion of Albania in Greco-Roman wrestling. Guri began performing at major international youth competitions since 2002. In 2003, Elis took part in the adult World Cup finished on 37th place. Guri tried to qualify for the 2004 Summer Olympics, but lost in the qualifying tournament. For the first time, the Albanian managed to break into the top ten in 2007, when he became the 7th at the world championship in Baku; this result brought Guri an Olympic license to participate in the Beijing Games. In April 2008, Elis won his first significant award, winning the bronze of the European Championship. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Guri competed in the 96 kg category. In the first round, Guri sensationally defeated the current Olympic champion Egyptian Karam Gaber.

In the quarter-finals Elis lost to the future finalist German Mirko Englich and went into the consolation round. In the semi-final of the bronze tournament, Guri lost to South Korean wrestler Han Tae Young and took the final 8th place. After the end of the Games, Guri decided to move to Bulgaria in order to have more opportunities to improve his skills there. Due to the change of citizenship, Elis could not participate in international competitions for two years. Guri began participating under the flag of Bulgaria since 2011 and achieved great success. In one year, Elis was able to become bronze medalist of the European Championship, won the World Championship, defeating Swede Jimmy Lidberg in the final. In 2012, Guri performed at his second summer Olympic Games. Like four years ago, Elis fought in the category up to 96 kg. Once again, Guri was able to get to the quarter finals. Since Belarus lost in the next match, Elis did not receive the right to participate in the tournament for a bronze medal.

According to the results of the competition, the Bulgarian took a high 7th place. After completing the Games, Guri suspended his sports career. Guri returned to the wrestling carpet in 2015. In September of the same year, Elis took part in the World Championships in Las Vegas. Having demonstrated high skill during the championship, the Bulgarian wrestler was able to reach the semifinals, where he lost to the Olympic champion Iranian Gasim Rezai. In the duel for the bronze medal, Guri took 5th place. Having entered the 6th strongest at the end of the championship, Elis brought the Bulgarian team an Olympic qualification to participate in the 2016 Games. Elis Guri at United World Wrestling https://www.novinite.com/articles/132029/Bulgaria+Grabs+Gold+at+Wrestling+Worlds

List of Jacksonville Jaguars head coaches

The Jacksonville Jaguars are a professional American football franchise based in Jacksonville, Florida. They are members of the South Division of the American Football Conference in the National Football League; the team, along with the Carolina Panthers, joined the NFL as expansion teams in 1995. Jacksonville, along with the Houston Texans, have never played in a Super Bowl or any other NFL Championship, but has made 2 appearances in AFC Championship games against the New England Patriots after the 1996 season and the Tennessee Titans after the 1999 season, both under Tom Coughlin; the Jaguars have had five head coaches since their inaugural 1995 season, including one interim coach. Tom Coughlin and Jack Del Rio each won 68 games while coaching the Jaguars, Coughlin is the most successful in terms of winning percentage, winning 53.1% of his games in charge. Del Rio coached the team from 2003 to 2011, recording a winning percentage of 48.9% from 139 regular season games. He was hired on January 16, 2003 and fired on November 29, 2011.

He was replaced on an interim basis with Mel Tucker. In 2012 Mike Mularkey was hired as head coach, his team was hit by several key injuries throughout the season and managed going on 2–14, the worst record in franchise history. As a result, the new owner Shahid Khan decided he wanted new leadership and fired the General Manager, Gene Smith; the new GM, Dave Caldwell, decided to fire Mike Mularkey and hired Gus Bradley to become the new head coach. Note: Statistics are correct the end of the 2018 NFL season. List of Jacksonville Jaguars players "Jacksonville Jaguars History". CBS Sports. Retrieved March 18, 2008. "Hall of Famers by Franchise". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved March 18, 2008. "Jacksonville Jaguars Coaching Records and History". DatabaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on April 9, 2007. Retrieved March 18, 2008. "Coaching Roster – Jacksonville Jaguars". Hickoksports.com. Archived from the original on January 25, 2013. Retrieved March 18, 2008

Grace Universalist Church

Grace Universalist Church is a historic church building at 44 Princeton Boulevard in Lowell, Massachusetts. Built in 1896, the building housed a Universalist congregation until 1973, when it was sold to a Greek Orthodox congregation, it is now known as the St. George Hellenic Orthodox Church; the building is a 2.5 story brick structure, with an eclectic mix of Romanesque, Beaux Arts, Classical Revival details. Its single most notable feature is a 70-foot masonry dome; the church building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011. National Register of Historic Places listings in Lowell, Massachusetts National Register of Historic Places listings in Middlesex County, Massachusetts