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Blakeney, Norfolk

Blakeney is a coastal village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. Blakeney lies within the North Norfolk Heritage Coast; the North Norfolk Coastal Path travels along its quayside. The village is 21.1 miles north west of Norwich, 4.6 miles NNW of the larger settlement of Holt, 11.5 miles west of Cromer and 112 miles NNE of London. The civil parish has an area of 9.9 km² and in the 2001 census had a population of 789 in 402 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk. Blakeney was a commercial seaport until the early 20th century. Now the harbour is silted up, only small boats can make their way out past Blakeney Point to the sea; the harbour and surrounding marshes are owned by the National Trust and is a nature reserve where seals can be seen basking on the sand. Just inland from the harbour is Mariners Hill; this vantage point is believed to be man-made as a lookout point for the harbour. Adjacent to the hill, at the foot of the village's High Street, is the old Guildhall with a 14th-century undercroft.

Higher up the village, the Church of St Nicholas has two towers: the main tower is more than 100 ft high and a well-known landmark for miles around. In the Domesday Book of 1086, Blakeney is recorded under the name Esnuterle; the settlement first appears under the name Blakeney in a document which dates from 1340. Around the same period Edward III’s wife, Queen Philippa is said to have dined on fish caught by Blakeney’s fishermen. Blakeney Haven was a deeper inlet on the north coast of Norfolk. Sheltered behind Blakeney Point, it was a major shipping area in the Middle Ages, with important North Norfolk ports at Wiveton, Cley next the Sea and Blakeney itself. Cley and Wiveton silted up in the 17th century, but Blakeney prospered after the channel to the Haven was deepened in 1817. Packet ships ran from that port to Hull and London from 1840; this trade declined as ships became too large for the harbour, it is now silted up with access only for small boatsFrom the 12th century Blakeney had a reputation for acts of piracy: between 1328 and 1350 it is recorded that men of Blakeney boarded two vessels sailing from Flanders and sailed them back to Blakeney haven, where they were stripped of their cargoes.

Many a foreign merchant ship which sought shelter in the haven found its cargo stolen. Such was the lawlessness of the residents that the village refused to supply a ship for the battle against the Spanish Armada; this building now in adjoining Cley next the Sea appears never to have been a chapel and may have been a hermitage. Indeed, the calendar of England's Patent Rolls dated 20 April 1343, confirms a grant of alms-seeking across the realms to a local hermit; this was among the junior houses of a Carmelite region which included Burnham Norton, King's Lynne and Yarmouth the crypt of its senior house is intact and is converted to part of Norwich's Printing Museum, run by an active printing firm, Jarrold's in the city. The northern part of Friary Park by the seashore is a modest caravan park for visitors, with the remainder being the small Friary Farm. Friary Farmhouse incorporates remains of the Carmelite Friary founded in 1296 with its church consecrated in 1302; this was the gift of Maud de Roos or latterly de Ros, née de Vaux, wife of William de Ros, 1st Baron de Ros who distinguished himself in the Crusades, was knighted and granted land at Cley and Blakeney.

In 1321 their son, William completed the foundation. The house has a date-stone: "1667 T. R. I" and is made of brick with some stone quoins. Despite modern windows and most exterior work it incorporates medieval walling, a buttress, various blocked openings, fragments of window surrounds and stonework including a re-used carved kneeler on the south-west gable with coat of arms. Blakeney Mill in Friary Park is a Grade II listed building and is chiefly of flint with brick dressings across its three storeys, it appears on a map of 1769 in this exact location, following earlier mention from the Domesday Book of mills in the village. In the 19th century a rail branch line from Holt to a new station at Blakeney was planned by the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway; the scheme was never completed, although the junction site at High Kelling now serves as Holt station on the North Norfolk Railway. A rival proposal for a branch from Cawston to Cley and Blakeney was put forward by the East Norfolk Railway, but this was not built.

Blakeney is a popular tourist resort during the summer months. The village has two large hotels, one in a historic building, one with a modern main part but with with a late 17th-century and 18th-century barn annexe, The Blakeney Hotel as well as having the alternative at the end of the Quay Road of the 15-acre caravan site. Blakeney offers a large range of activities including crabbing, fishing and birdwatching. In the area of marshland around Blakeney Point, owned by the National Trust, up to a hundred species of birds can be found throughout the year. Several pubs in the area serve real ale. Wells-next-the-Sea has a heritage railway 7 miles to the west; the North Norfolk Coastal Path travels along its quayside and varies between a path through salt marshes, raised promenades, sandy beaches and compact villages in this section. The population of Blakeney, according to the census of 1801, was 618; this number increased, lagging just behind national

Braulio Carrillo National Park

Braulio Carrillo National Park is a National Park in Heredia Province and San José Province, in central Costa Rica It is part of the Central Volcanic Conservation Area. The park is located on the volcanic Cordillera Central between San José city and Puerto Limón on the Caribbean, it is accessible from the Limon Highway, which bisects the park, from Barva canton on the north. The park is separated into three main sectors — Zurquí, Quebrada Gonzales, Barva. Established in 1978, the park was formed as an agreement with environmental lobbyists to limit and prevent development of the area after the construction of the Limon Highway, a major road linking the capital to Caribbean cargo port of Puerto Limón; the park was named in honor of former Costa Rican president Braulio Carrillo, whose administration had helped foster the nation's early agricultural economy and had built the first road linking San José to the Caribbean coast. The park contains many notable geological features, such as the Barva Volcano.

The Barva sector has three crater lakes — Barva and Copey. The park protects areas of the Sarapiquí River watershed, including large amounts of primary cloud and rainforest, the flora and fauna that makes it their home. Others in the park include the Hondura River, Patria River, the mineral-colored Súcio River. Both the large size of Braulio Carrillo National Park, its varied altitude of 3,000 metres between highest and lowest points, make it home to several WWF ecoregions. Ranging from high-altitude cloud forests to lowlands tropical rainforest, it has one of the highest levels of biodiversity in Costa Rica. More than 90% of the park is covered in primary forest; the park contains landscapes representing the WWF ecoregions of Talamancan montane forests at high elevations and the Isthmian-Atlantic moist forests at low elevations. It is significant for its biodiversity with 600 identified species of trees, over 530 species of birds, 135 species of mammals catalogued; the area near Barva is home to the elusive frog Pristimantis altae, the venomous snake bushmaster.

Examples of birds found include the solitary eagle, the bare-necked umbrellabird, as well as several species of hummingbirds. Unlike the more popular Costa Rican parks, such as Poás Volcano National Park and Manuel Antonio National Park, Braulio Carrillo National Park is unmaintained and untravelled. Three main ranger stations serve the park. Two of them, Quebrada Gonzales and Barva, provide sanitary facilities and drinking water for visitors. There are several available hiking trails in Braulio Carrillo National Park, which can be narrow and are not monitored by park rangers; the trail from Puesto Barva to the La Selva Protected Zone in the park's north is a difficult and long route. It can take over 4 days to traverse the entire length. Other shorter trails include Los Botarramas and El Ciebo, both between 1–2 kilometres long, they have steep sections with panoramic views. National parks of Costa Rica Protected areas of Costa Rica

Chandler (software)

Chandler is a discontinued personal information management software suite described by its developers as a "Note-to-Self Organizer" designed for personal and small-group task management and calendaring. It is free software released under the GNU General Public License, now released under the Apache License 2.0. It is inspired by a PIM from the 1980s called Lotus Agenda, notable because of its "free-form" approach to information management. Lead developer of Agenda, Mitch Kapor, was involved in the vision and management of Chandler. Chandler consists of a cross-platform desktop application, the Chandler Hub Sharing Service, Chandler Server, Chandler Quick Entry for iPhone, Chandler Quick Entry for Android. Version 1.0 of the software was released on August 8, 2008. Chandler was developed by the Open Source Applications Foundation, it is named after the mystery novelist Raymond Chandler. Chandler aimed to create a workflow for personal information management different from that in other PIMs, its approach is based in creating a unified representation for the storage of tasks and information so that they can be classified in a homogeneous way, refining that information through an iterative workflow, allowing easy collaboration on the defined items.

Other goals included: Build on open source software that supports open standards, choosing projects that are reliable, well documented, used Use the Python language at the top level to orchestrate low level, higher performance code Design a platform that supports an extensible modular architecture For the desktop client, choose a cross-platform user interface toolkit that provides native user experience Use a persistent object database Build in security from the ground up Build an architecture that supports sharing and collaboration The first public releases of Chandler generated expectations to provide a flexible and general information management tool, because of its heritage of concepts from Agenda and usage of principles from the Getting Things Done management method. Early responses praised its open nature and its unified approach to management of different information types. Despite this, the lack of a stable version and the small developer base diminished public interest in the project.

In January 2008, Mitch Kapor announced that he was leaving the board and would only finance Chandler until the end of 2008. After that, OSAF released a 1.0 version. Jake Edge from LWN.net called this move a "last gasp attempt to build a community of users and developers to continue Chandler development down the road", speculating that the lack of developers was caused by the close control of the project by OSAF, this end of its funding could attract attention again. There have been no releases since 2009. Chandler is the subject of the non-fiction book Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4732 Bugs, One Quest for Transcendent Software by Scott Rosenberg. List of personal information managers Internet Systems Consortium Task Coach Official website chandler on GitHub

Legally Blonde (novel)

Blonde is a 2001 comedy novel by American author Amanda Brown, with a copyright credit going to Brigid Kerrigan. The novel was the basis of the 2001 film Legally Blonde which starred Reese Witherspoon and its 2003 sequel Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, as well as the musical Legally Blonde and the 2009 direct-to-video film Legally Blondes; the novel was based on Brown's experiences. Blonde is the basis of a series of young adult fiction novels featuring the character of Elle Woods written by Natalie Standiford. Elle Woods, a blonde University of Southern California sorority president and homecoming queen, is in love with her college sweetheart, Warner Huntington III; when Warner enrolls in Stanford Law School and aims to find a girl more serious than Elle to be his bride, Elle schemes a plan to follow him there to win him back

Jaya Krishna

Jaya Krishna was an Indian film producer known for his works in Telugu cinema and few Tamil films. He produced films such as Mana Voori Pandavulu 1978, which won the Filmfare Award for Best Film - Telugu for that year, his other hits include, Manthri Gari Viyyankudu 1983, Vivaha Bhojanambu, Muddula Manavaralu, Raagaleela, Neeku Naaku Pellanta, Krishnarjunulu, 420 etc. He produced the Tamil film Aalavandhan, he started his career as a makeup man in the film industry. He was a personal makeup man for Vijaya Shanti; the noted film producer A. M. Rathnam was his student who on became a make up man and a producer, he is the first producer to pay a remuneration to Mega star Chiranjeevi. His production banners include Jaya Krishna Movies. TeluguKrishnaveni Bhakta Kannappa Amara Deepam Mana Voori Pandavulu Sita Ramulu Krishnarjunulu Mantri Gari Viyyankudu Sitamma Pelli Muddula Manavaralu Sravanthi Jackie Vivaha Bandham Mister Bharat Raga Leela Vivaaha Bhojanambu Neekoo Naakoo Pellanta 420 Dasu TamilAalavandhan 1978 - Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu - Mana Voori Pandavulu

Attica (automobiles)

Attica was a brand name of vehicles produced by Bioplastic S. A. a company created in Moschato, Athens by Georgios Dimitriadis, a figure in Greek automotive history. Mr. Dimitriadis had designed and built a light four-wheel passenger automobile in 1958 with the intent to produce it. A tax imposed on four-wheel automobiles at the time, limited the car's market prospects. In 1962 he started production of a light three-wheeler passenger car under licence of Fuldamobil of Germany as the Attica model 200; the car was built with few changes from the original German design, but two different cabriolet versions were developed by Attica itself. 200 cc engines were used to power different versions of the car. The model became popular in Greece and is remembered to this date. Another Greek company, soon claimed a market share in the same category, introducing a similar vehicle in 1968. Attica 200 was nonetheless produced until 1971. In 1968 Bioplastic utilized the Attica 200 design to create a light three-wheeler truck brand named Delta, sold with modest success.

In 1965 Attica had made an effort to enter the market of four-wheel automobiles, introducing the Carmel 12. In fact, the term "manufacture" is not appropriate in this case, as most parts were imported. Despite a publicity campaign, the car did not sell well and only about 100 Attica Carmel 12's were produced. In 1977 Dimitriadis transformed Bioplastic into a new company to produce the DIM, an new passenger automobile designed and developed by his company; the car was presented in the Geneva Motor Show in 1977 but its life was brief: only a few were produced. L. S. Skartsis and G. A. Avramidis,'Made in Greece', Patras, Greece. L. S. Skartsis, "Greek Vehicle & Machine Manufacturers 1800 to present: A Pictorial History", Marathon ISBN 978-960-93-4452-4 G. N. Georgano,'The New Encyclopedia of Motorcars, 1885 to Present', E. P. Dutton, New York. Site with automobile brochures 1958 Dimitriadis 505 in Dutch Auto Catalog