click links in text for more info

Belukha Mountain

Belukha Mountain, located in the Katun Mountains, is the highest peak of the Altai Mountains in Russia and the highest of the system of the South Siberian Mountains. It is part of the World Heritage Site entitled Golden Mountains of Altai. Located in the Altai Republic, Belukha is a three-peaked mountain massif that rises along the border of Russia and Kazakhstan, just a few dozen miles north of the point where this border meets with the border of China. There are several small glaciers including Belukha Glacier. Of the two peaks, the eastern peak is higher than the western peak. Belukha was first climbed in 1914 by the Tronov brothers. Most ascents of the eastern peak follow the same southern route as that taken in the first ascent. Though the Altai is lower in elevation than other Asian mountain groups, it is remote, much time and planning are required for its approach. In the summer of 2001, a team of scientists traveled to the remote Belukha Glacier to assess the feasibility of extracting ice cores at the site.

Research was carried out from 2001 to 2003: both shallow cores and cores to bedrock were extracted and analyzed. Based on tritium dating techniques, the deeper cores may contain as much as 3–5,000 years of climatic and environmental records. A Swiss-Russian team studied the glacier. Since 2008, one is required to apply for a special border zone permit in order to be allowed into the area. Foreigners should apply for the permit to regional FSB border guard office two months before the planned date. List of Altai mountains List of Ultras of Central Asia List of glaciers of Russia This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Geological Survey. Altai Reserve The Belukha Mountain pictures Altai Photo - Mountain pictures

G.D. Interclube (handball)

G. D. Interclube is a men's handball team from Angola; the club competes at the Luanda Provincial Handball Championship and at the Angola National Handball Championship as well as at continental level, at the annual African Handball Champions League competitions. National Championship: Winner: 1989 Runner Up: 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015 Angola Cup: Winner: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016 Runner Up: 2013 Angola Super Cup: Winner: 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 Runner Up: 2010, 2012, 2016 CHAB Club Champions Cup: Winner: Runner Up: CHAB Cup Winner's Cup: Winner: Runner Up: 2010 Players in bold indicate starting lineup Victor Tchikoulaev – 2017, 2018 Alexandre Machado Careca – 2016 Tony Costa – 2014, 2015 Luís Chaves – 2010 Interclube Football Interclube Basketball Angolan Handball Federation Official blog

Vaikunthbhai Mehta

Vaikunthbhai Mehta was a pioneer leader of Indian Cooperative Movement. Vaikunthbhai was born at Bhavnagar in Gujarat. Vaikunthbhai served the Bombay State Cooperative Bank, now Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank as Chief Executive for an uninterrupted period of about 35 years, he was Minister of Finance and Cooperation of the Bombay State and was first Chairman of Khadi and Village Industries Commission. The contribution of Vaikunthbhai Mehta to the cause of Cooperative Education and Training was pioneering and foundational, he said, "Cooperative Training is not a prerequisite but a permanent condition of cooperative activities". Many leaders where influenced by his work in Cooperative sector; as a tribute to and memory of the great Cooperative leader and philosopher, the national Institute has been named after him, as Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Cooperative Management in Pune, Maharashtra state, India. The Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of co-operative Management is conceived as an intellectual nerve centre for the co-operative movement and has been functioning as the apex management training institute for over 50 years, catering to the management development, training and consultancy needs of various co-operative organisations, government departments and other national bodies.

The National Cooperative Union of India organizes annual Vaikunthbhai Mehta Memorial Lectures in New Delhi in recognition of his services in the Indian Cooperative Movement. He had advocated the cooperative ideology throughout his life


Calarcá is a municipality in the eastern part of the department of Quindío, Colombia. It is located 4 km east of the departmental capital Armenia, its nickname is La Villa del Cacique in homage of its writers. The city was founded in 1886 by Segundo Henao during the time of colonization by people from Antioquia Department, it is the second city in Quindío with major quantity of inhabitants. In 2016 it had an estimated population of 78,779; the name derived from an indigenous chief of the Pijaos Tribe. According to the legends, this chief died in a fight with an indigenous converted into the Catholicism, Baltazar Maldonado, to keep the power of the territory, in a fight placed on Peñas Blancas, a characteristic mountain of the city. Calarcá was founded on June 29 of 1886; the city was founded by Roman Mario Valencia and Segundo Henao, people who went from Salento making explorations through the region, in the final part of the antioqueña foundations. In the beginning the city based its economy on commerce.

Years about 30's the coffee arrived in the region and Calarcá became in one of the most important producers of the region and whole the country. The wealthy generated by the coffee, allowed the city to reach good conditions of developed and a cultural progress, which started to characterize the city as a cradle of poets, such as Luis Vidales and Bauidilio Montoya; the city is host of different events, such as the national festival of the coffee, among the many activities there is one called "yippao" where different Jeep's are customized by their owner and go through the city, the national meeting of writers. In 1999 the city was destroyed for an earthquake, which affected the department; this made. The municipality of Calarcá is located between 4° 20’ 40” and 4° 33’ 50” north and between 75° 33’ 40” and 75° 48’ 40” west; the inner city is located 75 ° 39' 00" west. It lies in the Andean zone flanking the Central Cordillera, east of the department of Quindío in the centre-western part of the country, within the area known as the Eje Cafetero.

Calarcá is bordered by the municipalities of Salento to the north, Cajamarca to the east, Córdoba, Pijao in Quindío and Caicedonia in the Cauca Valley to the south, La Tebaida y Armenia to the west. The municipality has an area of 219.23 km². Urban area is 2.44 km². Rural area is 216.79 km². It varies in altitude between 1000 m above sea level at the confluence of the Quindío y Barragán rivers to 3667 m above sea level in the El Campanario highland area; the city itself sits at an average of 1536 m above sea level. Just like in others towns in the Quindio, the economy is based on Colombian coffee crops and manioc. Another important source of income is money remittance from people working in other countries to their families. Ecotourism is strongly supported in the area. Just outside the town is the Quindío Botanical Garden, which opened in 1985, includes an outdoor butterfly house that contains more than 1200 species of butterflies native to Colombia, housed inside a butterfly-shaped structure of 640 m2.

Peñas Blancas consists of a crag and three vertical rock faces located on the western slopes of the Central Cordillera of the Andes near Calarcá. The bright white color of the rock walls is due to the presence of limestone. There are a large number of solutional caves and rock shelters inside the cliff, but access is difficult; the caves are believed by some local people to be the location of a legendary treasure hidden by an indigenous Pijao tribal leader, the Cacique Calarcá, during his battle against the Spanish colonialists The cliffs are a landmark of the region, can be seen from the nearby towns of Armenia and Calarcá. They offer opportunities for rock climbing and abseiling up to heights of 80 meters, as well as a 40-meter zip-line, ecological trails of 3.2 km and 9 km, camping and a restaurant. From the foot of the cliffs there are fine views of Armenia and the surrounding area. Luis Vidales Poet and writer Baudilio Montoya Poet Francisco Noe Torres Rincon Artist Octavio Guzmán Bahen Physicist Noel Estrada Roldan Poet Fabio Botero Cartoonist Hernando Jiménez Sánchez Artist Olga Lucia Roldan Artist Gloria Cecilia Díaz Writer Jaime Lopera Gutierrez Writer Lucelly García de Montoya Politician Jairo Ramon Pelaez Cartoonist Jairo Alvarez Osorio Cartoonist Jairo Ramon Pelaez Cartoonist Carlos A. Villegas U.o Writer Laura del Sol Jiménez, Flutist Luisa Fernanda Gonzalez, Nurse Official web page of the city council Quindío Botanical Garden Lopera Gutiérrez, Jaime, La Colonización del Quindío.

Loaiza Piedrahita, Los corredores del tiempo: Guía turística por la historia del Quindío. ISBN 958-33-7088-6. Book in Spanish on the history of the municipalities of Quindío until the foundation of the department in 1966; the local history is placed in the context of wider events in Colombia

Carlos Carvalhas

Carlos Alberto do Vale Gomes Carvalhas, GCC is a Portuguese economist and politician and former Secretary-General of the Portuguese Communist Party, succeeding the historical leader Álvaro Cunhal. He was born to António José Bandeira Carvalhas and Esmeraldina do Céu Gomes Quaresma, his father was a businessman and owner of the warehouse Discomer that served as a food retailer for the local shops. He was a deputy of the Assembly of the Republic for two time periods and was a candidate for the Portuguese presidency in 1991, where he received 635,373 votes. On 5 October 2004, he announced his intention to resign, he was replaced by Jerónimo de Sousa on 27 November 2004, at the 17th Congress of the PCP. His late second cousin was married to the 3rd Viscount of São Pedro do Sul

Embarcadero Media

Embarcadero Media is the parent company of the Palo Alto Weekly, The Almanac of Menlo Park, the Mountain View Voice, the Pleasanton Weekly, The Six Fifty, Palo Alto Online. It was founded in 1979 by William Johnson. Kate Wakerly and Carol Torgrimson established the Voice, a monthly independent newspaper in Mountain View, California, in the fall of 1992, they ran operations for a time from Wakerly's basement. In 1994, this newspaper joined Embarcadero Media under founder Bill Johnson, who changed its schedule to a weekly paper. Wakerly gained a staff. Tom Gibboney took over the editorship, Wakerly died of cancer in 2004; the Voice won a 2014 state newspaper association award for first place in environmental reporting for Daniel Debolt's reporting on TCE, a toxic solvent that computer chip manufacturers discarded in Mountain View in the mid-20th century. These solvents leaked into an aquifer in the northeast part of the city. Justin Scheck won earlier awards for his work on TCE plumes, became managing editor in 2001.

Candice Shih was named managing editor in 2003, was succeeded by Don Frances. Gibboney retired from his position as editor and publisher in 2014, handing the reins to Andrea Gemmet, while Renee Batti serves as associate editor. Official website