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Battle of Yamen

The naval Battle of Yamen took place on 19 March 1279 and is considered to be the last stand of the Song dynasty against the invading Mongol Yuan dynasty. Although outnumbered 10:1, the Yuan navy delivered a crushing tactical and strategic victory, destroying the Song. Today, the battle site is located at Yamen, in Xinhui County, Jiangmen City, Guangdong Province, China. In 1276, the Southern Song court, in their rush to flee the capital city of Lin'an to avoid Mongol invaders approaching Fuzhou, left Emperor Gong behind to be captured. Hopes of resistance centered on Gong's brothers; the older boy, Zhao Shi, nine years old, was declared emperor. In 1277, when Fuzhou fell to the Mongols, the exiled dynasty fled to Quanzhou, where Zhang Shijie, the Grand General of Song, hoped to borrow boats to continue their flight. However, the Muslim merchant Fu Shougeng refused their request, prompting Zhang to confiscate Fu's properties and flee on stolen boats with the Song court. In fury, Fu slaughtered the imperial clan and many officials in Quanzhou and surrendered to the Yuan, strengthening the Mongols' naval power.

At this point of the war it was obvious that the Song did not have sufficient strength to risk fighting the Yuan in a head-on conflict. Zhang Shijie decided to build a vast fleet with what remained, to allow the Song court and soldiers to move from place to place until the situation improved; the Song court sailed to Guangdong from Quanzhou. However, Zhao Shi's boat capsized in a storm on the way to Leizhou. Although he survived, he fell ill because of this ordeal; the imperial court sought refuge in Lantau Island's Mui Wo, where Emperor Zhao Shi died. Zhang Shijie prepared the defense against the Yuan there. In 1278 Wen Tianxiang, who had fought against the Yuan in Guangdong and Jiangxi, was captured by Wang Weiyi in Haifeng County, eliminating all the Song land forces nearby. In 1279 Zhang Hongfan of the Yuan attacked the Song navy in Yamen. Li Heng, who had captured Guangzhou, reinforced Zhang Hongfan; some within the Song forces suggested that the navy should first claim the mouth of the bay, to secure their line of retreat to the west.

Zhang Shijie turned down this suggestion in order to prevent his soldiers from fleeing the battle. He ordered the burning of all palaces and forts on land for the same reason. Zhang Shijie ordered about 1,000 ships to be chained together, forming a long string within the bay, placed Zhao Bing's boat in the center of his fleet; this was done to prevent individual Song ships from fleeing the battle. The Yuan forces steered fire ships into the Song formation, but the Song ships were prepared for such an attack: all Song ships had been painted with fire-resistant mud; the Yuan navy blockaded the bay, while the Yuan army cut off the Song's fresh water and wood sources on land. The Song side, with many non-combatants, soon ran out of supplies; the Song soldiers were forced causing nausea and vomiting. Zhang Hongfan kidnapped Zhang Shijie's nephew, asking Zhang Shijie to surrender on three occasions, to no avail. In the afternoon of 18 March Zhang Hongfan prepared for a massive assault; the employment of cannons was turned down because Hongfan felt that cannons could break the chains of the formation too making it easy for the Song ships to retreat.

The next day Zhang Hongfan split his naval forces into four parts: one each for the Song's east and south sides, while Hongfan led the remaining portion to about a li away from the Song forces. First, the north flank engaged the Song were repulsed; the Yuan began playing festive music, leading the Song to think that the Yuan forces were having a banquet and lowering their guard. At noon Zhang Hongfan attacked from the front, hiding additional soldiers under large pieces of cloth. Once Zhang Hongfan's boats neared the Song fleet, the Yuan sounded the horn of battle, revealing the soldiers under the fabric; the Song troops were prepared for a small skirmish, not a large assault. Waves of arrows hit the Song ships. Caught off guard, the Song fleet lost seven ships, along with a great number of troops in the process; the ill and weakened Song soldiers were no match for the Yuan troops in close combat, the chaotic environment made battle command impossible. The chained Song ships could neither support the retreat.

After the Song troops were killed, the bloody slaughter of the Song court began. Seeing that the battle was lost, Zhang Shijie picked out his finest soldiers and cut about a dozen ships from the formation in an attempted breakout to save the emperor; the Yuan forces advanced to the center and to Zhao Bing, killing everyone in their way. There, Prime Minister Lu Xiufu saw no hope of breaking free and, taking the boy emperor with him, jumped into the sea, where both drowned. Many officials and concubines followed suit; the History of Song records that, seven days after the battle, hundreds of thousands of corpses floated to the surface of the sea. The body of the boy emperor was found near today's Shekou in Shenzhen, though his actual grave has yet to be found. Zhang Shijie, having escaped the battle, hoped to have Dowager Yang appoint the next Song emperor, from there continue to resist the Yuan dynasty. However, after hearing of Emperor Huaizong's death, Dowager Yang committed suicide at sea. Zhang Shijie buried her at the shore.

He and his remaining soldiers were assumed to have dr

Mount Majura

Mount Majura is a small mountain with an elevation of 890 metres AHD , located in the northern suburbs of Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Mount Majura lies close to the more prominent Mount Ainslie and is the highest point within the urban boundaries of Canberra. Mount Majura is contained within part of the Canberra Nature Park. Mount Majura is part of the Canberra Nature Park, lying at the eastern end of the suburb of Hackett, on the northeast edge of Canberra. At the summit of Mount Majura is a radar station and aircraft warning light for the nearby Canberra Airport; the station contains a primary and secondary radar system, as well as transmitters and receivers for Telstra, Vodafone and a repeater for the Canberra Amateur Radio Club. Canberra's North East electricity substation is located near the base of the mountain and is accessed via walking paths on the Ainslie side; the road serves the radar station and, unlike the road on Mount Ainslie, is unavailable to the public.

However, there are popular walking trails which lead to the top of the mountain from Ainslie and Hackett. There is an extensive series of single track bicycle trails on the eastern side, in an area known as the Majura Pines; the hill is covered with native Australian trees eucalyptus, but is home to a large number of sensitive rare plant species, including up to 26 species of terrestrial orchids. Mount Majura's local volunteer park care group is known as the Friends of Mount Majura. Other large hills that are part of Canberra Nature Park include Mount Taylor, Mount Ainslie, Mount Mugga Mugga, Mount Stromlo and Black Mountain. Mount Majura was named by Robert Campbell, one of the first major land owners when the area around the mountain was first settled, it is believed to be named after a location in India. However, the exact site is unclear. Campbell spent much of his life as a merchant trading between England and Australia; some believe. However this is unlikely since the Indian office of Campbell & Co. was located in the city of Kolkata.

Mount Majura Rare Plant List

Nishi-Shiroi Station

Nishi-Shiroi Station is a railway station in Shiroi, Japan, operated by the Hokusō Railway. Nishi-Shiroi Station is served by the third-sector Hokusō Line and is located 15.8 kilometers from the terminus of the line at Keisei-Takasago. This station consists of a single ground-level island platform serving two tracks, with the station building built above. Nishi-Shiroi Station was opened on 9 March 1979. On 17 July 2010 a station numbering system was introduced to the Hokusō Line, with the station designated HS09. Chiba New Town Nishi-Shiori Eki-mae Post Office Media related to Nishi-Shiroi Station at Wikimedia Commons Hokusō Line station information


According to Tacitus, Calgacus was a chieftain of the Caledonian Confederacy who fought the Roman army of Gnaeus Julius Agricola at the Battle of Mons Graupius in northern Scotland in AD 83 or 84. His name can be interpreted as Celtic *calg-ac-os, "possessing a blade", is related to the Gaelic "calgach". Whether the word is a name or a given title is unknown, he was the first Caledonian to be recorded in history. The only historical source that features him is Tacitus' Agricola, which describes him as "the most distinguished for birth and valour among the chieftains". Tacitus wrote a speech which he attributed to Calgacus, saying that Calgacus gave it in advance of the Battle of Mons Graupius; the speech rouses his troops to fight. The following excerpt is from the speech attributed to Calgacus by the historian Tacitus in the Agricola, but most historians note that since Calgacus was fighting Tacitus' father-in-law in this battle the reader should assume bias: Whenever I consider the origin of this war and the necessities of our position, I have a sure confidence that this day, this union of yours, will be the beginning of freedom to the whole of Britain.

To all of us slavery is a thing unknown. And thus in war and battle, in which the brave find glory the coward will find safety. Former contests, in which, with varying fortune, the Romans were resisted, still left in us a last hope of succour, inasmuch as being the most renowned nation of Britain, dwelling in the heart of the country, out of sight of the shores of the conquered, we could keep our eyes unpolluted by the contagion of slavery. To us who dwell on the uttermost confines of the earth and of freedom, this remote sanctuary of Britain's glory has up to this time been a defence. Now, the furthest limits of Britain are thrown open, the unknown always passes for the marvellous, but there are no tribes beyond us, nothing indeed but waves and rocks, the yet more terrible Romans, from whose oppression escape is vainly sought by obedience and submission. Robbers of the world, having by their universal plunder exhausted the land, they rifle the deep. If the enemy be rich, they are rapacious. Alone among men they covet with riches.

To robbery, plunder, they give the lying name of empire. Calgacus is not mentioned during or after the battle and he is not named as one of the hostages Agricola took with him after putting the Caledonians to flight. Both Calgacus and the speech may be figments of Tacitus's invention, his speech is quoted as "they make a desert and call it peace". Calgacus's Full Speech to his Troops

Feeling You Up

Feeling You Up is the second and last studio album to date by the American rock band Truly, recorded from 1995 to 1997 and released November 1997 on 12" vinyl and CD. "It's On Your Face" was used in its entirety in Francis Ford Coppola's TV series First Wave episode 16 "The Undesirables". All songs written by Robert Truly. " Public Access Girls" - 4:31 "Twilight Curtains" - 5:23 "Wait'til the Night" - 6:00 "Air Raid" - 4:49 "It's On Your Face" - 4:52 "EM7" - 4:34 "Come Hither" - 2:57 "Leatherette Tears" - 4:02 "The Possessions" - 5:29 "Repulsion" - 7:14 "" - 4:36 Hiro Yamamoto - bass, background vocals Mark Pickerel - drums, background vocals Robert Roth - vocals, piano, Hammond organ, Moog synthesizer, mellotron Also: Sally Barry, Eamon Nordquist

Ibrahima Tandia

Ibrahima Tandia is a Malian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for CS Sfaxien on loan from Al-Hazem. Born in Longjumeau, Tandia began his career playing for local amateur clubs in Paris before joining professional club Sochaux in 2006. After five years with the club, Tandia joined Caen on a three-year deal, despite reported interest from English clubs Newcastle United and Chelsea, he was assigned the number 26 shirt and made his professional debut on 28 August 2011 appearing as a substitute in a 3–2 defeat to Rennes. On 28 June 2019 Tandia was transferred from Sepsi OSK Sfântu Gheorghe to Al-Hazem for €600,000. Tandia is of Malian and Senegalese descent. At international level, Tandia was a France youth international having represented his nation at under-16 and under-17 level. Tandia was called up to the Mali national under-20 football team for the 2016 Toulon Tournament, made his debut in a 1–0 loss to the Czech Republic U20s. Tandia scored his first goal in a 3–3 tie with the Mexico U23s in the same tournament.

He made his debut for Mali national football team on 26 March 2019 in a friendly against Senegal, as a 73rd-minute substitute for Moussa Doumbia. Ibrahima Tandia – French league stats at LFP Ibrahima Tandia at L'Équipe Football Ibrahima Tandia at ESPN FC Ibrahima Tandia at