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Apuseni Mountains

The Apuseni Mountains is a mountain range in Transylvania, which belongs to the Western Romanian Carpathians called Occidentali in Romanian. Their name translates from Romanian as Mountains "of the sunset" i.e. "western". The highest peak is the Bihor Peak at 1849 metres; the Apuseni Mountains have about 400 caves. The Apuseni Mountains do not present an uninterrupted chain of mountains, but possess many low and easy passes towards the Crișana and the Great Hungarian Plain. Going from south to north the principal groups are: the Munții Metaliferi with the basaltic masses of the Detunata near Abrud. To the north: the river Barcău to the south: the river Mureș to the east: the Transylvanian Plateau to the west: the Crișana plains Criş Mountains: Criş Hills, incl. Beiuş Depression, Vad Depression Pădurea Craiului Mountains Codru-Moma Mountains Seş-Meseş Mountains: Meseş Mountains Seş Mountains Şimleu Depression considered part of the Transylvanian Basin-Podişul Someşan Şimleu Mountains considered part of the Transylvanian Basin-Podişul SomeşanBihor Massif: Bihor Mountains Vlădeasa Mountains Muntele Mare Mountains, Gilău Mountains Mureş Mountains: Zarand Mountains Metalliferous Mountains Trascău Mountains Țara Moților Apuseni Natural Park Photos from Apuseni Mountains Tourist attractions in Apuseni Mountains Website with information about the Carpathians Mountains Apuseni Mountains - photographs + information in Czech Pictures of the Apuseni Mountains Awarded "EDEN - European Destinations of Excellence" non-traditional tourist destination 2009

Genes Reunited

Genes Reunited known as Genes Connected, is a genealogy website, launched in the UK in 2003 as a sister-site to Friends Reunited. It has over 780 million names listed. Steve and Julie Pankhurst, the creators of Friends Reunited formed Genes Connected in 2003 as a sister-site to Friends Reunited, It was rebranded as Genes Reunited and was sold to ITV in 2005. Genes Reunited was part of the group, sold to Brightsolid in 2009, it is now one of the family history brands, including findmypast, that are owned by DC Thomson Members are able to build their family tree by posting it on the site and investigating which ancestors they share with other members. They can search historical records, such as census records from England and Scotland and birth and death records dating from 1837 to 2006. Online community boards give members the opportunity to share advice, they can upload and share family photos and documents. Each name added to a family tree is given a profile. Genes Reunited website

Treaty of Nöteborg

The Treaty of Nöteborg known as the Treaty of Oreshek, is a conventional name for the peace treaty signed at Oreshek on 12 August 1323. It was the Novgorod Republic regulating their border. Three years Novgorod signed the Treaty of Novgorod with the Norwegians; the treaty had no special name at the time, as it was just called a "permanent peace" between the parties. Contemporary English language publications most use the name "Treaty of Nöteborg" for it, a direct translation of Nöteborgsfreden by which the treaty has conventionally been referred to in the Swedish language literature. "Treaty of Oreshek" is a similar translation from the Russian Ореховский мир. Both "Nöteborg" and "Oreshek" are old names of a fortress in Shlisselburg, used in Swedish and Russian; the name "Treaty of Pähkinäsaari" has appeared in some of the English language literature, as a direct translation of the contemporary Finnish name of the treaty, Pähkinäsaaren rauha. "Pähkinäsaari" was the Finnish name for the island.

The original text of the treaty has been lost. It has survived in partial copies in Russian and Latin, which are somewhat conflicting; the treaty was negotiated with the help of Hanseatic merchants in order to conclude the Swedish-Novgorodian Wars. As a token of goodwill, Novgorod ceded three Karelian parishes to Sweden. Both sides would promise to refrain from building castles on the new border; the treaty defined the border as beginning east and north of Viborg Castle, running along the Sestra and Volchya Rivers, splitting the Karelian Isthmus in half, running across Savonia and, according to traditional interpretations, ending in the Gulf of Bothnia near the Pyhäjoki River. However the wording "the sea in the north" can as well mean the Arctic Ocean. Only the southern part of the border, close to Viborg, was considered important and defined in the treaty. Borders in the wilderness were defined roughly, considered less important than the line across the Karelian Isthmus, it has been suggested that the treaty would have given both Sweden and Novgorod joint rights to northern Ostrobothnia and Lappland.

Finnic tribes living on both sides of the border Karelians and Tavastians, had no say in the treaty. Sweden and Novgorod had de facto established their areas of influence in eastern Fennoscandia, with Karelians under Russian rule and other tribes in the west under Swedish rule; the treaty established international approval for that structure, but the concept of "permanent peace" did not have much effect on the long-term conflict between Novgorod and Sweden. The northern part of the border crossed wide stretches of wilderness in which the Hansa and its diplomats were not interested, but these areas became a bone of contention between Sweden and Novgorod soon thereafter. Within five years after the treaty was signed, Swedish colonists started making inroads into northern Ostrobothnia. Sweden established castles at Uleåborg around 1375 and Olofsborg in 1475 on the Novgorodian side of the border. In 1595, the Treaty of Teusina acknowledged the Swedish text as the correct one. However, long before that, Sweden had succeeded in permanently taking over large areas on the Novgorod side of the original border, including Ostrobothnia and Savonia.

The territory west of the border, along with the expanse to the north, evolved into the country known today as Finland. Birkarls List of treaties Jarl Gallén, John Lind Nöteborgsfreden och Finlands medeltida östgräns Ingrid Bohn Finland: From the Origins to Our Times ISBN 978-954-320-088-7 Nöteborgsfreden och Finlands medeltida östgräns. Andra delen

Brian Wilson: I Just Wasn't Made for These Times

Brian Wilson: I Just Wasn't Made for These Times is a 1995 biographical musical film directed by Don Was, centered on Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. Through interviews with Brian and the Wilson family, the documentary examines the ups and downs of Wilson's life, including the early years of the Beach Boys, his years of substance abuse, his long road to recovery. A soundtrack, accompanied its release, its name derives from the Beach Boys' song "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times", released on Pet Sounds. For the 2014 biopic Love and Mercy, director Bill Pohlad cast John Cusack as Wilson based on the real Wilson's mannerisms and appearance in I Just Wasn't Made for These Times. Cusack recommended the biopic as a "companion piece" to the documentary. Brian Wilson: I Just Wasn't Made for These Times on IMDb

Life (Boy George and Culture Club album)

Life is the sixth studio album by British band Culture Club, credited to "Boy George and Culture Club". It was released on 26 October 2018 through BMG, it is Culture Club's first studio album. After the band reformed in 2014, the album began as Tribes, a project that the band offered through PledgeMusic, set to be released in 2015 early 2016 through the band's own label, Different Man Music. Tribes was recorded in Spain, with a documentary titled From Karma to Calamity filmed and aired on BBC Four, a tour planned, cancelled; the album itself was shelved, with all those who pre-ordered the album refunded. In July 2018, it was announced that the album had been reworked as Life, was to be released on 26 October 2018. George stated about Tribes and Life: "We started it four years ago, we were recording in Spain, we had a great time doing it. I'm kind of glad that we did it this year because everyone was in such a much better place; the songs were better, the communication was better. We're happy that we did it now and not then.

I allowed people to have opinions on this album, shocking! "I mean, my job is lyrics and melodies – I sort of provide the story – so I've always been quite protective and a bit precious about that, but on this particular record I was open to'what do you think about this?' and trying things, quite different. If you don't know me, you'd be alarmed really." George stated that he had been working on material for years and wanted to put out more than one album over the ensuing time period, that while he "really enjoy the creative process", "trying to sell them is not so great". Writing for The Independent, Clarisse Loughrey said that the album "now arrives as a kind of belated apology. Thankfully, Culture Club's musical journey of late has been detached enough from the contemporary music scene that the album's content doesn't feel as if it's missed the mark, or its time. In that sense, it's a satisfying delivery for fans, though it may achieve little else." Loughrey stated that "There are club scene tones present in the baseline to'God & Love' and'Resting B**** Face', a calypso-inspired approach in'Human Zoo', but Life is otherwise dominated by reggae and soul."

Will Hodgkinson of The Times said that "Now the band's name has had Boy George's stuck in front of it, demeans the whole thing somewhat", but called the album "pretty solid. God & Love showcases George's now deeper, still remarkable voice against tribal rock, Let Somebody Love You goes back to Culture Club's trademark light-hearted reggae, the stomping soul and soaring strings of Runaway Train and Life evoke power and passion". Hodgkinson continued that "Maybe the world doesn't need a song called Resting Bitch Face or indeed an entire album that makes a grab for Culture Club's Eighties glory", but still rated the album three stars out of five. Adapted from AllMusic

Sammy Johnson

Sammy Johnson was an English actor. The son of Samuel Johnson and Thomasina Scott, his birth name was Ronald Samuel Johnson, he was brother to two brothers Kenneth and two sisters Valerie and Catherine. He has two children. Johnson was lived on the Springwell Estate. From an early age he played guitar, which he wore around his neck, he became a member of the band Pigmeat along with Jim Murray and Ray Stubbs. After playing bass guitar at Live Theatre in a panto he was asked to act in the show, he applied for Equity membership but they had a'Ron Johnson' so he used his father's name of'Sammy'. He appeared in several TV productions and worked with local writers like C. P. Taylor, Tom Hadaway, Leonard Barras and Arthur McKenzie but continued to be a musician with the'Ray Stubbs R&B Allstars' as well as forming'Matt Vinyl and the Decorators'. Johnson was cast as Martin Cooper in the second series of Pet, he was chosen by Jimmy Nail to play'Stick' in Spender, written by Jimmy Nail and Ian La Frenais. Other famous roles he played were in VIZ's Sid the Sexist and in ITV's adaptation of Catherine Cookson's The Gambling Man as Victor Pittie.

He turned to scriptwriting and moved to Spain in the hills above Málaga, where he died while out jogging in 1998 at the age of 49. After his death, the Sammy Johnson Memorial Fund was set up. There is a biennial variety concert named Sunday for Sammy hosted by Tim Healy and Jimmy Nail, featuring sketches with North East personalities. Kevin Whately, Denise Welch and Peter Beardsley are amongst the regular contributors. Sammy Johnson on IMDb Sammy Johnson Memorial Fund BBC Comedy Sammy Johnson