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Border Ranges National Park

The Border Ranges National Park is a protected national park, located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. A small portion of the national park is located in South East Queensland; the 31,729-hectare park is situated 150 kilometres south of Brisbane, north of Kyogle. The park is part of the Shield Volcano Group World Heritage Site Gondwana Rainforests of Australia inscribed in 1986 and added to the Australian National Heritage List in 2007; the Border Ranges region, which includes the McPherson Range, Tweed Range, Lamington Plateau and Levers Plateau, were formed from the erosion of the Tweed Volcano over many years. A number of volcanic plugs remain in the Border Ranges National Park. Notable for extensive stands of Nothofagus moorei, the park offers a 64 kilometres gravel road circuit through sub tropical and warm temperate rainforest types; the area was extensively logged during the 20th century, providing timber to a number of nearby sawmills. The Lions Road and the Sydney–Brisbane rail corridor pass through the park at its narrow middle section.

Border Ranges and Lamington National Park are recognised as a biodiversity hotspot, containing a mixture of northern and southern flora species with a number of endemic and endangered species. Fauna is diverse and species like the Hastings River mouse, have been rediscovered in the park in recent years. Lower areas of the park contain eucalypt forests that provide habitat for eastern grey kangaroos, red-necked wallabies and koalas. Pademelons and potoroo are found in the park as well as a diverse array of birdlife including the rare Albert's lyrebird; the park is part of the Scenic Rim Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance in the conservation of several species of threatened birds. Two camp grounds and a number of picnic areas, some with shelters and composting toilets, are available at various points in the rainforest adjacent to the road, one picnic spot at Blackbutts Lookout, has extensive views to Mount Warning, of the Tweed Valley, an erosion caldera which, while broken by the sea on its eastern flank, is considered larger in size than the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.

Protected areas of New South Wales High Conservation Value Old Growth forest Official site Official UNESCO CERRA Listing Brief description of Border Ranges National Park

Roda de Isábena

Roda d'Isàvena is a village in the municipality of Isàvena, in the region of Ribagorça, in the province of Huesca, Spain. It was the capital of the county of Ribagorça and site of a diocese, the reason why the Romanesque Cathedral of Roda was built between the 11th and 12th century. Located near the Isàvena river, the county of Ribagorza was one of the founding domains from, built the Kingdom of Aragon; the village of Roda rises over a mountain. During the tenth century it was a fortified village which served as a vigilance point between the Muslim Taifa of Saragossa and the Christian county of Ribagorça, which would become part of the Kingdom of Aragon. About the middle of the tenth century, Roda d'Isàvena became an episcopal see, with the inauguration of the Cathedral of Sant Vicenç de Roda d'Isàvena, the political capital of the county of Ribagorza; the removal of the see, first to Lleida and to the diocese of Barbastro-Montsó reduced the importance of the locality. The Spanish desamortización and the predation of the 20th-century art thief René Alphonse van den Berghe despoiled it of some of its rich cultural heritage.

Nowadays, Roda has the distinction of being the smallest Spanish village with a cathedral, has a hotel in a 17th-century palace

Piotr Darmochwał

Piotr Darmochwał is a Polish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Motor Lublin. He has played for Okocimski KS Brzesko, Stomil Olsztyn, Wisła Płock, Olimpia Grudziądz, Wisła Puławy, Avia Świdnik. Darmochwał started his career in his hometown club Tomasovia Tomaszów Lubelski. In 2007, he moved to Promień Opalenica. Progressing through their youth level, he made his first-team debut at the age of 17 in a match against Mieszko Gniezno on 28 March 2009. Ahead of 2009–10 season, he joined II liga club Okocimski KS Brzesko on loan. In the 2011-12 season, he made 28 appearances, scoring 8 goals, helping the team to gain promotion to I liga, he spent on loan four-and-a-half seasons before returning to Promień Opalenica. In January 2014, Darmochwał signed a one-year contract with I liga side Stomil Olsztyn, he made his debut for Stomil on 7 March 2014, in an away league match against ROW Rybnik, scoring in a 2–0 win. During his one-year spell at Stomil, he scored 9 goals in 35 league appearances. In December 2014, Darmochwał signed a two-year contract with Wisła Płock.

A year he joined Olimpia Grudziądz on loan until the end of 2015–16 season. In July 2016, he moved to Wisła Puławy, where he played for two years, scoring 3 goals in 38 matches. On 6 July 2018, Darmochwał signed a contract with Motor Lublin. On 5 March 2019, he was loaned to Avia Świdnik until the end of the 2018–19 season. Piotr Darmochwał at 90minut.pl

2008 Turkish Grand Prix

The 2008 Turkish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 11 May 2008 at the Istanbul Racing Circuit, Turkey. It was the fifth race of the 2008 Formula One season; the 58-lap race was won by Felipe Massa for the Ferrari team after starting from pole position. Lewis Hamilton finished second with Kimi Räikkönen third in the second Ferrari. Massa claimed pole, with teammate Räikkönen fourth, the two Ferrari cars sandwiching the McLarens of Heikki Kovalainen and Hamilton. At the first corner Räikkönen gave him a puncture; the safety car only remained out for one lap. During the course of the race, intending to make one more pit stop than both Ferrari drivers, was faster than Massa due to carrying a lighter fuel load and overtook him on lap 24. After Hamilton had made his third pit stop, he rejoined in second behind Massa but in front of the Championship leader, Räikkönen. Massa won the race, with Hamilton 3.779 seconds behind, Räikkönen a further half-second behind. The two BMW Sauber cars of Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld took fifth.

In the week running up to the grand prix, the Super Aguri team had withdrawn from Formula One, due to financial problems, leaving the sport with only ten teams. Massa's victory was his third consecutive pole position and victory in Turkey, having won the race from pole in 2006 and 2007. Rubens Barrichello celebrated his 257th Grand Prix start, breaking Riccardo Patrese's previous record of 256. Due to the race result, Räikkönen's lead in the Drivers' Championship was lowered to seven points. Massa rose to second from fourth, whilst Hamilton dropped to third, both drivers tying on 28 points but separated by Massa's two wins thus far to Hamilton's one. In the Constructors' Championship, Ferrari increased their lead to 22 points ahead of BMW Sauber, with McLaren a further two points behind in third; the Grand Prix was contested in ten teams of two. The teams known as "constructors", were Ferrari, BMW Sauber, Williams, Red Bull Racing, Toro Rosso, Force India and McLaren; this was two drivers fewer than in previous rounds of the 2008 season, due to the withdrawal of the Super Aguri team from the sport following the previous race.

Going into the race, Kimi Räikkönen was leading the Drivers' Championship, on 29 points. BMW Sauber drivers Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld were third and fifth, on 19 and 16 points respectively. In the Constructors' Championship Ferrari were leading on 47 points; the race was Rubens Barrichello's 257th Grand Prix, which broke the record for the number of Grand Prix starts held by Riccardo Patrese. The particular Grand Prix at which he broke this record was disputed, as there was some disagreement about what constituted a "start", such as the 2002 Spanish Grand Prix, where Barrichello entered but did not take part in the race on Sunday. Barrichello and Honda decided to make Turkey the site for their celebrations, issuing a statement that said, "In view of the lack of consensus regarding which specific race marks Rubens's 257th Grand Prix, Rubens will celebrate the milestone of 257 Grand Prix appearances at the Turkish Grand Prix", his Honda team gave him a special anniversary livery and helmet, both of which prominently featured the number 257.

Patrese said. The Super Aguri team had been in financial trouble since a proposed takeover deal backed by equity firm Dubai International Capital, under the "Magma Group" banner, failed to take effect. Early in the week before the Grand Prix, after team owner Aguri Suzuki revealed the extent of his difficulties, the team's trucks were blocked from entering the paddock by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, Formula One's governing body; this decision was taken by the FIA after being informed by Honda's Formula One team CEO, Nick Fry, that Super Aguri, who used Honda engines and Honda-derived chassis, would not be racing at Istanbul Park. Suzuki admitted that his financial troubles could not be solved by existing primary sponsor SS United Group Oil & Gas Company, leaving the team with no choice but to withdraw from Formula One as of May 6. Super Aguri had competed in Formula One since the 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix. After scoring its first championship points after 22 race starts at the 2007 Spanish Grand Prix, the team finished ninth overall in the 2007 Constructors' Championship.

The Toro Rosso team's plan to introduce its new car, the STR3, at this race were postponed due to a lack of spare parts. This was due to an accident suffered by driver Sébastien Bourdais during testing prior to the previous race, which had resulted in the chassis sustaining heavy damage. Toro Rosso had used an updated version of its 2007 car, the STR2, for the first four races of the season, were now forced to race with it in Turkey as well; the team's other driver, Sebastian Vettel, said that he was "disappointed" that the new car was not ready. However, this was the last race in which the STR2 competed, as the STR3 subsequently made its début at the next race. Ferrari decided not to use a new nose for their car that had made its début at the previous race due to the low-downforce nature of the Turkish circuit. According to team manager Luca Baldisserri, "The cars used by Kimi and Felipe are to the same specification as those that were used in Spain, with the exception that at Istanbul Park we will not use the slotted nose.

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My Dear Enemy

My Dear Enemy is a road movie starring Jeon Do-yeon and Ha Jung-woo as two ex-lovers who reacquaint themselves while driving around Seoul. The film takes place over one rather uneventful day, subtle emotions and chemistry between the actors propel the narrative; this is the fourth film by South Korean director Lee Yoon-ki. Lee Yoon-ki's deadpan comedy trails a pair of former lovers – he's a charismatic romantic and she's a no-nonsense realist – who bump into each other one year down the road. Hee-soo isn't the type of person to say what's on her mind, but you can tell that something is wrong. When, at a horseracing stadium, she tracks down her ex-boyfriend Byung-woon, her voice is laced with fury. "I want my money," she says, skipping the barest of greetings. Byung-woon, for his part, looks like a man trapped. Despite his nervous smiles and warm assurances, you can guess from the outset that he doesn't have the ₩3.5 million that he borrowed from her a year earlier. "Don't worry," he tells her, "for sure I can get it for you by the end of the day."

Not believing him, but not willing to let him out of her sight until she gets paid, she accompanies him for the day as he visits various old friends and acquaintances and tries to sweet talk his way into a loan. As both day and debt are whittled down, the pair fall back into old patterns, rehash unsettled gripes, come to see each other in a new light. My Dear Enemy is an exercise in subtle comedy, anchored by the delightful chemistry of the pitch-perfect lead performers. Jeon Do-yeon, as the sensible, even-tempered Hee-soo counterbalances the hysterical mother of a murdered child she played in Secret Sunshine, for which she was named best actress at Cannes in 2007. Ha Jung-woo, too, is winning as the compulsively charming, if unfailingly inept Byung-woon. About working opposite the reputed actress, Ha said Jeon quieted his nervousness with her easy manner; the two had appeared together three years before in the 2005 hit drama series Lovers in Prague, where Ha played a supporting role as the heroine's bodyguard.

"I can't believe that I have risen to play opposite Jeon in such a short time frame," he said. "While playing her bodyguard in the drama, there were many scenes. I remember one particular scene where she was crying, I was so moved I shed tears. Jeon is a great actress who inspires those around her before the audience." Jeon said that she was the one, grateful in the partnership. "I didn't know we'd be cast together because of our age difference, but Jung-woo was able to come far because he was a good actor back then. Jung-woo is a versatile actor and supported me." Director Lee Yoon-ki had been in a bookstore in Korea, scanning the display of bestsellers, when a lonely little stack of the Japanese novella One Fine Day by Azuko Taira caught his eye, "like one quiet, lonely person drawn to another." He found the story different from the popular trendy Japanese fiction, "There’s something old-fashioned about it, something unique and intimate, it felt like an old, forgotten fable," and thought he'd like to make a film that would touch people's hearts the way the book had touched his.

The title was a problem. Lee thought of the term "enemy" because it can be used in Korean to refer to lovers, friends children. In adapting the story for the screen, Lee expanded on the novella, adding to the number of people the ex-lovers encounter, changed some details; the film translates beautifully into the Seoul urban-scape, as the narrative takes one through the city's high rises and small alleys to absorb its mellow autumnal colors. Though a large proportion of shots are taken beside the steering wheel or through a dashboard, the fluid cinematography still sustains visual interest; the film took 37 days to shoot at around 58 locations in Seoul, including the back streets of Yongsan, Itaewon and a few overpasses and crossroads. Music director Kim Jeong-beom composed a jazz film score with influences from 1930-40s American music as well as Latin jazz; the music enhances the atmosphere in the film. Apart from the long take that opens the film, Lee's assured direction avoids stylistic flourishes and puts the actor's performances at the center of the film – though the irregular rhythms of his editing help to augment a sense of tension between the two leads.

This tension – fueled by angry resentment on Hee-soo's part and guilt on Byung-woon's – functions more or less as the film's story, in that it transforms over the course of the day. The film had its U. S. premiere at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival on March 12, 2009. Official website My Dear Enemy at HanCinema My Dear Enemy at the Korean Movie Database My Dear Enemy on IMDb My Dear Enemy at MUBI

Ambrose Victor Martin

Ambrose Victor Martin was an Irish-Argentinian known for his Irish republican activism in Argentina and Spain. Ambrose Martin was born in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1901 to an Irish-Argentinian family from County Westmeath. Martin was raised in the small town of Suipacha alongside many other Argentinians of Irish descent, it was also during this time that he became acquainted with the many Basque-Argentinians who lived in Suipacha as well, as he would go on to become involved in the Basque nationalist movement both in Spain and Latin America in his life. In 1914, he was sent off to Mullingar, Ireland to attend St. Finian's College, where he would spend the remainder of his childhood. Following the 1916 Easter Rising, the young Ambrose Martin was swept up in the revolutionary fervour and became involved in Sinn Féin. Martin rose within the ranks of the movement, coming to be known as a vibrant orator, befriending notable figures such as Laurence Ginnell, Eamon Bulfin, Margaret Mary Pearse.

He deported back to Argentina. In Argentina, Ambrose Martin busily worked with Irish republicans to propagandize and raise funds for the movement back in Ireland, he attempted to organize an IRA brigade in Argentina. After two years, Martin began to journey back to Ireland in 1922 after the pronouncement of the Anglo-Irish Treaty brought an end to the Irish War of Independence. On his way to Ireland, he made a stop in the Basque Country, where he was scheduled to give a series of lectures on Ireland to the youth group of the Basque Nationalist Party. Martin claimed to have'old friends' from the area going back to his early years in rural Buenos Aires, he made a great impression on the young Basque nationalists, whose press organ reported that "never before have we seen our patriotic youth as impassioned". Martin gave an inaugural speech on Cumann na mBan for the Basque nationalist women's group Emakume Abertzale Batza. During this visit, he became good friends with Eli Gallastegi and other figures in the separatist Aberri faction of the Basque Nationalist Party.

Martin returned to Ireland in April 1922, shortly before the outbreak of the Irish Civil War. In the ensuing conflict between the IRA and the Irish Free State, Martin fought with the IRA against the terms of the Anglo-Irish Treaty. Captured by Free State forces and imprisoned at Athlone, he sought to leave Ireland at the end of the civil war, as did many other defeated anti-Treaty republicans. In 1924, he returned to the Basque Country. In late 1924 he was arrested by Spanish police alongside some Basque nationalists during a mendigoxale outing. During the military dictatorship of Miguel Primo de Rivera, Basque nationalism was persecuted, Martin was obliged to leave. Anti-Treaty political leader Éamon de Valera arranged for Ambrose Martin to stay with Catalan nationalists exiled in Paris. During this time, he became friends with Francesc Macià, leader of the Catalan separatist party Estat Català with whom he was lodged, he came into contact with Leopold Kerney, Ireland's pioneering diplomat in France at the time.

As his Catalan associates in Estat Català planned a military operation to invade Catalonia via France and proclaim an independent republic, Ambrose Martin supplied them with Irish republican propaganda and lessons in IRA tactics. This plan fell through, Martin returned to Argentina in 1927. Exiled in Argentina again, Ambrose Martin returned to Suipacha where he opened a business called the "Basque-Irish Café" catering to the local Basque and Irish diasporas. In 1932, Éamon de Valera's Fianna Fáil party won the Irish election. With many old anti-Treatyites rehabilitated, Martin made his way back to Ireland after eight years in exile, he again stopped first in the Basque Country where he gave another series of lectures which were received with much enthusiasm. Upon returning to Ireland, Martin received lucrative business licenses from the new government to open an import-export business. Amidst the early stages of the Anglo-Irish Trade War, Martin was well-positioned to make a fortune as he tapped new markets for Irish products.

Martin established the Irish-Iberian Trading Company in Dublin, his Basque partners set up a parallel import-export business in Bilbao called Euzkerin with which they cooperatively coordinated Basque-Irish trade. With the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936, Martin thrust himself into politics again. In January 1937, Martin assisted the Republican Congress when they brought over Basque priest Ramón Laborda for a publicity tour to raise support for the Second Spanish Republic in Ireland. For his sympathies with the republican government in Spain, Martin was denounced by TD Patrick Belton as "one of the most pronounced and prominent Communists in this country." Martin was a strong advocate for the Basque nationalists during the war, relayed messages from the Basque government to the press in Ireland. Following the fall of pro-republican Basque territory to the rebel armies of Francisco Franco, Basque nationalist icon Eli Gallastegi moved his family to Ireland thanks to the efforts of his close friend Ambrose Martin.

Following a serious injury from being hit by a car, Ambrose Martin retired to a château he purchased in Brittany, France in 1938. Martin remained there for several years, from where he continued to run the Irish-Iberian Trading Company, now trading with Francoist Spain, he offered temporary shelter in his Breton manor to Basque nationalists fleeing Spain throughout the Second World War. Martin returned to Dublin after the war, living a quiet l