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Autonomous okrugs of Russia

Autonomous okrug also referred to as "autonomous district", "autonomous area", "autonomous region", is a type of federal subject of Russia and an administrative division type of some federal subjects. As of 2014, Russia has four autonomous okrugs of its eighty-five federal subjects; the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug is the only okrug, not subordinate to an oblast. The others three are Arkhangelsk Oblast's Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug within Tyumen Oblast. Called national okrug, this type of administrative unit was created in the 1920s and implemented in 1930 to provide autonomy to indigenous peoples of the North. In 1977, the 1977 Soviet Constitution changed the term "national okrugs" to "autonomous okrugs" in order to emphasize that they were indeed autonomies and not another type of administrative and territorial division. While the 1977 Constitution stipulated that the autonomous okrugs are subordinated to the oblasts and krais, this clause was revised on December 15, 1990, when it was specified that autonomous okrugs are subordinated directly to the Russian SFSR, although they still may stay in jurisdiction of a krai or an oblast to which they were subordinated before.

In 1990, ten autonomous okrugs existed within the RSFSR. Between 2005 and 2008, the three autonomous okrugs in which the titular nationality constituted more than 30% of the population were abolished. Since three more have been abolished, leaving four; the ten autonomous okrugs in 1990 were: The table below includes autonomous okrugs which have since changed status. Autonomous republics of the Soviet Union Autonomous oblasts of the Soviet Union Federal subjects of Russia Republics of Russia

Olivier Magne

Olivier Claude C. Magne is a current coach. Magne was a rugby back row forward, known for his speed and handling in open field play, he represented France 89 times, scoring 14 tries. He joined his hometown team, Stade Aurillacois, as a boy in 1979, he played for Brive and US Dax, before joining AS Montferrandaise for the 1999–2000 season. He made his international test debut at the age of 23 on 15 February 1997 as a replacement against Wales during the 1997 Five Nations Championship; the game was won 27–22 and France went on to win the tournament with a Grand Slam. He played a starring role in the 1999 and 2003 Rugby World Cups, playing in all France’s matches in both tournaments; the highlight of his career was the 1999 Rugby World Cup final, where he ended on the losing side as France were beaten 35–12. He played a barnstorming role in the 1999 semi-final defeat of the All Blacks, he is only one of two French forwards to have participated in four Grand Slam-winning teams. He was a regular member of Bernard Laporte’s squads, playing in all France's matches in the 2004 Six Nations Championship.

Magne played in the mid-year Tests against South Africa and Australia but missed the November internationals through injury. His last international appearances were against the All Blacks during France's mid-year tour to New Zealand in June 2007, he was not selected in the French squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup. In June 2005, Magne signed a two-year contract with London Irish. At the end of his contract, in 2007, he returned to France and took up a coaching position with his former club, CA Brive. On 1 June 2008 Magne declared. On 9 November 2009 the Greek Rugby Federation announced that Magne would be taking over as the new coach of the Greece national team. London Irish profile RBS 6 Nations profile Magne takes over as Greece coach

2004 United Nations Security Council election

The 2004 United Nations Security Council election was held on 15 October 2004 at United Nations Headquarters in New York City during the 59th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The General Assembly elected five non-permanent members of the UN Security Council for two-year terms commencing on 1 January 2005; the five candidate nations elected were Argentina, Greece and Tanzania. In accordance with the General Assembly's rules for the geographic distribution of the non-permanent members of the Security Council, established practice, the members were to be elected as follows: one from Africa, one from Asia, one from Latin American and the Caribbean, two from Western Europe and Other States. Before voting, the representative from Eritrea took the floor to formally withdraw his country's candidacy; the country has never been elected to the UN Security Council. To Eritrea's withdrawal, all the available seats would be elected without any serious contest; the five declared candidates therefore obtained the required 2/3 majority in the General Assembly.

Voting proceeded by secret ballot. For each geographic group, each member state could vote for as many candidates as were to be elected. There were 189 ballots in each of the three elections. United Republic of Tanzania 186 Japan 184 Bhutan 1 Argentina 188 abstentions 1 Greece 187 Denmark 181 List of members of the United Nations Security Council Japan and the United Nations European Union and the United Nations UN Document A/59/PV.32 official records of proceeding UN Document GA/10278 press release UN News Centre

2019 Bangkok Challenger

The 2019 Bangkok Challenger was a professional tennis tournament played on hard courts. It was part of the 2019 ATP Challenger Tour, it took place in Bangkok, Thailand between 11 and 17 February 2019. 1 Rankings are as of 4 February 2019. The following players received wildcards into the singles main draw: Palaphoom Kovapitukted Natthasith Kunsuwan Janko Tipsarević Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul Pol WattanakulThe following player received entry into the singles main draw as an alternate: Denis YevseyevThe following players received entry into the singles main draw using their ITF World Tennis Ranking: Dimitar Kuzmanov Ivan Nedelko David Pérez Sanz Oriol Roca BatallaThe following players received entry from the qualifying draw: Ivan Gakhov Evgenii Tiurnev Henri Laaksonen def. Dudi Sela 6–2, 6–4. Gong Maoxin / Zhang Ze def. Hsieh Cheng-peng / Christoper Rungkat 6–4, 6–4

Wild Rogue Wilderness

The Wild Rogue Wilderness is a wilderness area surrounding the 84-mile Wild and Scenic portion of the Rogue River in southwestern Oregon, U. S. to protect the watershed. The wilderness now comprises 35,818 acres; because it spans part of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest as well as the Medford district of the Bureau of Land Management, the Wild Rogue Wilderness is administered by both the BLM and the Forest Service. The unincorporated community of Marial, Oregon in Curry County is surrounded by the wilderness; the lure of gold in the 1850s attracted many miners and stocker raisers. Conflicts between white settlers and Native Americans culminated in the Rogue River Wars of 1855–56. After their defeat, Native Americans were taken to reservations. Mining remnants such as pipe, flumes and stamp mills can still be found in the wilderness. Environmental groups are advocating for a 58,000-acre expansion of the wilderness to spare old-growth forest from potential logging initiated by the BLM, as well as an addition of 93 miles of streams to the Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

The proposal has been introduced multiple times in the U. S. Congress by Oregon's elected officials; the Wild Rogue Wilderness is unusual in that the management of the Wild and Scenic River permits motorboat operation and lodge construction for accommodation. This would not be allowed in a designated wilderness area. Otters and salmon, including steelhead, inhabit the Rogue River within the wilderness, black bears and great blue herons feed on the fish. Lizards and rattlesnakes can be found in grassy areas above the river. Popular recreation activities in the Wild Rogue Wilderness include hiking, rock climbing and whitewater rafting; the Rogue River is one of the most popular whitewater runs in the world because of a steady water level due to upstream dams, sunny summer weather, scenic forests and steep canyons. There are several hiking trails in the Wild Rogue, including the Rogue River National Recreation Trail, the Panther Ridge Trail along the northern border of the wilderness, the Mule Creek Trail on the BLM portion of the wilderness.

The Blossom fire of 2005 destroyed some of the hiking trails, which were still closed at the end of 2007. List of Oregon Wildernesses Wilderness Act Wild Rogue Wilderness - Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Save the Wild Rogue - Environmental group "To save the Rogue River, its wilderness area must be expanded" by Todd Weck and Chris Daughters, Eugene Register-Guard, February 1, 2008 Wild Rogue Wilderness Area - BLM page

Hoosier Hill

Hoosier Hill is the highest natural point in the state of Indiana at 1,257 feet above sea level. It is in the rural area of Wayne County to the northwest of Bethel; the nearest intersection to the high point is County Line Road. The nearest major landmark is Interstate 70 and Richmond 11 miles to the south; the hill sits on private property. In 2005, an Eagle Scout candidate named Kyle Cummings, in cooperation with the property owner, built a trail and picnic area at the high point. Geologically, the hill sits in the Dearborn Upland, an area of high terrain in southeast Indiana that sits on top of the geologic structure known as the Cincinnati Arch. However, Hoosier Hill is located in a portion of the upland buried underneath glacial debris known as the Tipton Till Plain; as a result, while the average elevation of this upland region is 1100±100 feet above sea level, the topographic relief is gentle where the "hill" is no more than 30 feet higher than the surrounding landscape of rolling farmland.

While the high topography seen at Brown County State Park, which sits in the Norman Upland in south central Indiana, can be mistaken to be a high point, the elevations of hilltops ranges from 800–1050 feet. A. H. Marshall was the first person to climb each U. S. state highpoint. He completed the task in 1936 after standing atop Hoosier Hill. According to the local government, the wooden sign with the words INDIANA'S HIGHEST POINT would be stolen, so in 2016 the wooden sign was permanently replaced by an engraved boulder. Outline of Indiana Index of Indiana-related articles List of U. S. states by elevation Sand Hill, Indiana's second highest named point Weed Patch Hill, Indiana's third highest named point "Landscapes of Indiana". Indiana Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-02-17