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Gibbon River

The Gibbon River flows east of the Continental Divide in Yellowstone National Park, in northwestern Wyoming, the Northwestern United States. Along with the Firehole River, it is a major tributary of the Madison River, which itself is a tributary of the Missouri River; the Gibbon River rises in the center of the park at Grebe Lake. It flows for a short distance into Wolf Lake. Below Wolf Lake, the river flows through Virginia Cascades into the Norris valley, it flows through the Gibbon Geyser Basin. From there it flows through the Gibbon River Canyon to its confluence with the Firehole River to form the Madison River. Early maps listed the river as the East Fork of the Madison River; the river between Norris and Madison Junction is paralleled by the Grand Loop Road. The river, along with Gibbon Falls, is named for Colonel John Gibbon, U. S. Army who participated in the 1872 Hayden Geological Survey of Yellowstone; the Gibbon River is a popular trout fishing destination. The upper section of river has difficult access being choked with thick forests and lots of downed timber.

The fish, consisting of brook trout, rainbow trout and grayling, are all on the small side exceeding 10 inches. Below Gibbon Falls access is excellent and the river has a healthy mix of rainbow and brown trout; the lower river receives a good run of spawning browns in the fall. The Gibbon River is catch and release below Gibbon Falls. Above the falls, any grayling or cutthroat trout caught must be released. An unlimited number of brook, rainbow or brown trout may be harvested daily in the waters above the falls. Gibbon Falls Grand Loop Road Historic District Angling in Yellowstone National Park Fishes of Yellowstone National Park Tributaries of the Missouri River Back, Howard; the Waters of the Yellowstone with Rod and Fly. New York: Dodd & Mead. Parks, Richard. Fishing Yellowstone National Park. Helena, MT: Falcon Press. ISBN 1-56044-625-0. Brooks, Charles E.. The Living River-A Fisherman's Intimate Profile of the Madison River Watershed--Its History, Ecology and Angling Opportunities. Garden City, NJ: Nick Lyons Books.

ISBN 0-385-15655-3. Mathews, Craig; the Yellowstone Fly-Fishing Guide-A authoritative guide to the waters of Yellowstone National Park. Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press. ISBN 1-55821-545-X. Brooks, Charles E.. Fishing Yellowstone Waters. Clinton, NJ: New Win Publishing Inc. ISBN 0-8329-0353-1

The Acacia Strain

The Acacia Strain is an American metalcore band from Chicopee, Massachusetts. The Acacia Strain is signed to Rise Records. In total, the group have released nine full-length albums. Forming in 2001, The Acacia strain was started by high school friends Vincent Bennett, Christopher Daniele, Ben Abert. Looking to bring their current band Septic Orgasm to the next level of technicality, they brought in their mutual friend, Karrie Whitfield, high school student Daniel "DL" Laskiewicz to play Bass and guitar respectively; the band began playing local shows around Massachusetts and recorded their demo in 2001. After DL received a shoulder injury while playing high school football, Vincent asked friend and current Blood Has Been Shed guitarist, Daniel Daponde, to fill in on guitar while DL healed from his injury. Daniel brought a heavier and more technical aspect to the band, so when DL returned they asked Daniel to stay, thus forming the unusual three guitar lineup. After countless local shows, including quite a few in Vincent's mother's basement, the band was approached by Toby Dutkiewicz, who ran Devil's Head records, if they would join his label.

The band agreed and recording for their debut album "...and Life is Very Long" began in 2002 at Zing recording studio in Westfield, Massachusetts with Adam Dutkiewicz and Jim Fogarty at the helm with Jim doing most of the tracking. The Acacia Strain's music has been described as deathcore and metalcore, has been noted to include heavy influences from sludge, doom metal and death metal along with some punk rock-style aesthetic and sensibilities. AllMusic characterizes the band's musical style as "utiliz a bone-crushing rhythm section, apocalyptic samples, a unique triple-guitar assault to deliver their signature blend of hardcore punk, death metal and doom metal." The site's review of Wormwood elaborates on the band's sound as "an inelegant and unstoppable juggernaut fueled by memories of the unchecked aggression unleashed on the world by the likes of Sepultura and Pantera."The band's former bassist, Jack Strong, describes their music as "hardcore-influenced metal", Vocalist Vincent Bennett has described his dislike for the band being labeled "deathcore" and denies that their music is within the genre.

Drummer Kevin Boutot rejected the deathcore label. The Acacia Strain's influences include Candiria, Dismember, Rush, Iron Maiden, Meshuggah, Slayer, Arch Enemy, Overcast. Written by lead vocalist Vincent Bennett, the band's lyrics center around misanthropy and nihilism. Bennett employs misogynistic and sexually deviant imagery in his lyrics, but only as metaphors to help get his points across while keeping the songs' overall meanings open for interpretation. EPs Money for Nothing Above/Below The Depression Sessions with Thy Art Is Murder and Fit for an Autopsy D Singles "Servant In the Place of Truth" Demos 2001 Demo DVDs The Most Known Unknown "Smoke Ya Later" "3750" "Angry Mob Justice" "Skynet" "The Hills Have Eyes" "The Impaler" "Cauterizer" "Send Help" Official website

1989–90 FIRA Trophy

The 1989–90 FIRA Trophy was the 28th edition of a European rugby union championship for national teams. The format returned with each team facing each other only once; the tournament was won by France and Soviet Union, who all finished with three wins and one loss, the same points. France only awarded caps in their 12-6 loss at home to Romania. Italy finished in a disappointing 4th place, with a single win, while Poland lost all their four games and was relegated, their best result was a 25-19 loss to Romania abroad, in a game where the Romanians didn't awarded caps. Portugal and Spain where the winners of the Second division groups, facing each other's in a final, won by the Spaniards. Poland Relegated to division 2 The first match between Tunisia and Morocco was tied; the two unions, according with FIRA, agreed to considered valid for tournament the match valid only for Rugby World Cup 1991 qualification instead the first one. The match between Belgium and Tunisia, scheduled in Bruxelles, was not played.

Francesco Volpe, Valerio Vecchiarelli, 2000 Italia in Meta, Storia della nazionale italiana di rugby dagli albori al Sei Nazioni, GS Editore ISBN 88-87374-40-6. Francesco Volpe, Paolo Pacitti, Rugby 2000, GTE Gruppo Editorale. 1989-90 FIRA Trophy at ESPN

Izumo Taisha-mae Station

Izumo Taisha-mae Station is a railway station in Izumo, Japan, operated by the Ichibata Electric Railway. It is the closest train station to the famous Izumo Taisha Shrine; the station is a terminus with two platforms, forming the final stop on the Taisha Line branch from Kawato Station on the Kita Matsue Line. The station opened on February 1930, as Mikado Station, it was renamed Izumo Taisha-mae in 1970. It was designed in a Western architectural style with striking stained glass windows as a feature. There was a tower as part of the central building, this has since been removed; the station building was registered as a Tangible Cultural Property of Japan in 1996. In 2009, it was certified by the Ministry of Economy and Industry as an important Heritage of Industrial Modernisation site for its value to the promotion of mass tourism in the METI Selection of “33 Heritage Constellations of Industrial Modernization: The Sequel”; the station is the only rail link between Taisha and Izumo since the closure of the JR Taisha Station and the Taisha Line in 1990.

The station featured as a location setting in the 2008 NHK drama series Dandan and Railways, a film set on the Ichibata Electric Railway line. Media related to Izumo-taisha-mae Station at Wikimedia Commons

St George's United Reformed Church, Southport

St George's Church is in Lord Street, Sefton, England, is an active United Reformed Church. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building; the church was designed by Thomas Wylie. It was altered in 1931 by Irvine and Mosscrip, became a United Reformed Church. St George's has a slate roof, its architectural style is that of about 1300. The church consists of a five bay nave, a west steeple consisting of a three-stage tower with a tall broach spire; the tower has angle buttresses, in its lowest stage is a west doorway with a porch. The porch has a steep gable and is elaborately decorated with colonnettes, crocketed coping, a finial. In the middle stage is a triple niche with crocketed trefoils, in the top stage are pairs of two-light louvred bell openings with hood moulds. Above these are an arcaded frieze, a pierced parapet, corner pinnacles. On the spire are two tiers of lucarnes. At the west end of the nave, flanking the tower, are arched doorways with two-light arched windows above.

The bays of the nave are separated by buttresses, each bay contains a three-light window with plate tracery. The interior of the church consists of a single nave. At the west end is a glazed arcaded screen. There is another screen at the east end. There are two schemes of stained glass in the windows, one by Heaton and Bayne, the other by Shrigley and Hunt. On 15 November 1972 the church was designated as a Grade II listed building. Grade II is the lowest of the three grades of listing and is applied to buildings that are "nationally important and of special interest"; as an active United Reformed Church it organises service and various group activities, provides morning coffee for the general public. Listed buildings in Southport