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Boyoma Falls

Boyoma Falls known as Stanley Falls, is a series of seven cataracts, each no more than 5 m high, extending over more than 100 km along a curve of the Lualaba River between the river port towns of Ubundu and Kisangani in the Orientale Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The seven cataracts have a total drop of 61 m, they form the largest waterfall by volume of annual flow rate in the world, exceeding both the Niagara Falls and the Iguazu Falls. The two major cataracts are the first below Ubundu, forming a narrow and crooked stream, hardly accessible, the last that can be seen and visited from Kisangani. At the bottom of the rapids, the Lualaba is known as the Congo River. A 1m-gauge portage railway bypasses the series of rapids, connecting Ubundu; the last of the seven cataracts of the Boyoma Falls is known as the Wagenia Falls, referring to the local Wagenya fishermen, who have developed a special technique to fish in the river. They build systems of wooden tripods across the rapids fixed in holes carved in the rock by the water current.

These serve as anchors for baskets. The falls were named after Henry Morton Stanley, who explored the region and noted the fishing technique of the Wagenya. According to Stanley, "...by taking advantage of the rocks, the natives have been enabled to fix upright heavy poles, 6 inches in diameter, to each of which they attach enormous fish-baskets by means of rattan-cane cable. There are sixty or seventy baskets laid in the river on each side, every day.

Ashland station (CTA Orange Line)

Ashland is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's'L' system, serving the Orange Line. It is located at 31st Street near the Stevenson Expressway. Although located within the Lower West Side community area, the station serves the Bridgeport and McKinley Park neighborhoods. Ashland, which opened on October 31, 1993 is quite similar to other stations in the Orange Line and has a layout based on those of the Dan Ryan Line, except that unlike the last stations of the Dan Ryan Branch of the Red Line, this station is not located in the middle of a highway, it is composed of a central platform overlooking the entrance and is equipped with escalators and elevators for ADA accessibility. Unlike other stations on the Orange Line, Ashland does not have a ride facility. CTA 9 Ashland X9 Ashland Express 31 31st 62 Archer Ashland Ashland/63rd Chicago L.org: Stations - Ashland CTA - Train schedule: OrangeRidership figures, 2009 Ashland Station Page CTA official site Ashland Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View

Ledenika Peak

Ledenika Peak is the peak rising to 1020 m in Srednogorie Heights on Trinity Peninsula, Antarctic Peninsula. Situated 2.68 km southwest of Razvigor Peak, 6 km southeast of Hanson Hill, 6.66 km east of Wimple Dome and 10.89 km north-northwest of Sirius Knoll. Surmounting Malorad Glacier to the north and Russell West Glacier to the south; the peak is named after Ledenika Cave in northwestern Bulgaria. Ledenika Peak is located at 63°37′42″S 58°44′48″W. German-British mapping in 1996. Trinity Peninsula. Scale 1:250000 topographic map No. 5697. Institut für Angewandte Geodäsie and British Antarctic Survey, 1996. Antarctic Digital Database. Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, 1993–2016. Bulgarian Antarctic Gazetteer. Antarctic Place-names Commission. Ledenika Peak. SCAR Composite Antarctic Gazetteer Ledenika Peak. Copernix satellite imageThis article includes information from the Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria, used with permission

Isopogon axillaris

Isopogon axillaris is a small shrub, endemic to the southwest of Western Australia. It was first described by Robert Brown in 1810. In 1891, German botanist Otto Kuntze published Revisio generum plantarum, his response to what he perceived as a lack of method in existing nomenclatural practice; because Isopogon was based on Isopogon anemonifolius, that species had been placed by Richard Salisbury in the segregate genus Atylus in 1807, Kuntze revived the latter genus on the grounds of priority, made the new combination Atylus axillaris for this species. However, Kuntze's revisionary program was not accepted by the majority of botanists; the genus Isopogon was nomenclaturally conserved over Atylus by the International Botanical Congress of 1905

Roan Allen

Roan Allen was one of the founding sires of the Tennessee Walking Horse. It is believed. Roan Allen was born May 1904, on the farm of James Brantley in Coffee County, Tennessee, he was sired by Black Allan, the stallion who would be given the designation Allan F-1, out of the mare Gertrude. Roan Allen was a red roan stallion with a blaze, front socks, high hind stockings; when he matured, he had a long flaxen mane and tail. He was noted for his good conformation. Brantley observed him performing a true running walk within a few hours of his birth; when Roan Allen was three years old, he was put in training with Charlie Ashley of Manchester, Tennessee. Ashley trained Roan Allen to perform seven distinct gaits on command, including the running walk, flat walk, fox trot, true trot and rack; when Roan Allen was trained, he was competed in Walking Horse, five-gaited, harness classes in county fairs. Roan Allen died under rather unusual circumstances. Brantley had loaned him to a farmer named Wallace in McMinnville for breeding purposes.

While at the Wallace farm, Roan Allen suffered a broken leg. The injury did not respond to treatment, the stallion had to be euthanized. James Brantley insisted on putting Roan Allen down himself though several others offered to perform the duty. Roan Allen was given the designation F-38 when the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association was formed in 1935, five years after his death, it is estimated. Roan Allen sired 470 registered foals, including the foundation horses Mitch F-5, Sallie F-45, Hiles Allen F-72. One of his sons, Wilson's Allen, sired five of the early World Grand Champions, including Strolling Jim and Midnight Sun

Jeffrey D. Levine

Jeffrey D. Levine was nominated by U. S. President Barack Obama to be the United States Ambassador to Estonia on February 17, 2012 and was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 29, 2012, he presented his credentials to President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves on September 17, 2012. He left his post sometime in 2015. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, he holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from California State University, Humboldt and a master's degree in Resource Strategy from the National Defense University in Washington D. C. Before joining the Department of State, Jeff Levine worked as a newspaper reporter for seven years and was a founding staff member of USA Today, one of the largest newspapers in the United States. Levine joined the Foreign Service in 1985. At the United States Department of State, he served in the Operations Center as desk officer for Hungary and as a special assistant to the Under Secretary for Management, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission/Chargé d'Affaires at the U.

S. Embassy in Budapest, Hungary from 2007-2010. In addition to his assignment in Hungary, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Sofia and has been posted to Brasilia, Brazil. Levine is a member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor. At the time of his nomination, he had been the State Department’s director of Recruitment and Employment since September 2010. Levine has received numerous Department of State awards as well as the Golden Laurel Medal, presented by the Government of Bulgaria. Jeff Levine has a son, Nick. Levine has studied Spanish, Portuguese and Hungarian and is taking Estonian lessons. Official website: Ambassador Official website: Ambassador’s Speeches Official website: Ambassador Levine's Interview with Delfi's Readers Official website: History Testimony of Jeffrey D. Levine Ambassador-Designate to the Republic of Estonia, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Remarks by U. S. Ambassador Jeffrey D. Levine at Tallinn Airport, September 9, 2012 on YouTube