Broadway Tower is a folly on Broadway Hill, near the large village of Broadway, in the English county of Worcestershire, at the second-highest point of the Cotswolds. Broadway Tower's base is 1,024 feet above sea level; the tower itself stands 65 feet high. The'Saxon' tower was the brainchild of Capability Brown and designed by James Wyatt in 1794 in the form of a castle, built for Lady Coventry in 1798–1799; the tower was built on a beacon hill. Lady Coventry wondered whether a beacon on this hill could be seen from her house in Worcester — about 22 miles away — and sponsored the construction of the folly to find out. Indeed, the beacon could be seen clearly. For some years, the tower became home to the printing press of Sir Thomas Phillipps. By the mid-1870s, it was being rented by C J Stone and Cormell Price, the latter being headmaster of the United Services College at Westward Ho!, a close friend and confidant of artists William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti: "I am up at Crom Price's Tower among the winds and the clouds" Morris wrote in a letter to Aglaia Coronio in the summer of 1876.
Near the tower is a memorial to the crew of an A. W.38 Whitley bomber that crashed there during a training mission in June 1943. In the late 1950s, Broadway Tower monitored nuclear fallout in England. Manned continuously from 1961 and designated as a master post, the bunker was one of the last such Cold War bunkers constructed and, although stood down in 1991, the bunker is now one of the few remaining equipped facilities in England; the tower is a tourist attraction and the centre of a country park with various exhibitions open to the public at a fee, as well as a gift shop and restaurant. The place is on the Cotswold Way and can be reached by following the Cotswold Way from the A44 road at Fish Hill, or by a steep climb out of Broadway village
The 1911 New York Highlanders season saw the team finishing with a total of 76 wins and 76 losses, coming in 6th in the American League. New York was managed by Hal Chase. Home games were played at Hilltop Park; the alternate and unofficial nickname, "Yankees", was being used more and more by the press. Relations between the New York Highlanders and the enemy New York Giants seemed to be at a boiling point until a fateful April day when a fire destroyed the main portion of the grandstand at the Polo Grounds, the Giants' home field just a few blocks away from the Hilltop; the Highlanders invited the Giants to play at Hilltop Park for the remainder of the 1911 season. Although the Giants were able to return to their rebuilt home two months this good deed would be remembered and returned to the Highlanders two years later. Note: Pos = Position. = Batting average. = Batting average.
In the Garden is the debut studio album by the British new wave duo Eurythmics. It was released on 16 October 1981 by RCA Records, it was co-produced with'krautrock' producer Conny Plank, at his studio in Cologne, features numerous guest musicians including Blondie drummer Clem Burke, Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft drummer Robert Görl, Can duo Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit. Plank had worked with the duo whilst they were in their previous band The Tourists. Two singles were released from the album in the UK, "Never Gonna Cry Again" and "Belinda". Neither the album nor the singles achieved much commercial success, although "Never Gonna Cry Again" charted at number 63 in the UK singles chart. On 14 November 2005, RCA repackaged and released Eurythmics' back catalogue as "2005 Deluxe Edition Reissues"; the re-issue of In the Garden added the B-sides from the album's two singles, plus three tracks recorded live on the accompanying tour. In a favourable review in Smash Hits magazine, Tim de Lisle commented "The ex-Tourists pack their bags and leave the safe pastures of pure English pop for the electronic delights of Cologne and superstar producer Connie Plank.
On the way, they mug up on their Foxx and Joy Division without forgetting their own roots, the result is an intelligent, accessible first album." All tracks are written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, except "English Summer" and "Caveman Head" co-written by Roger Pomphrey. Annie Lennox - keyboards, flute, vocals David A. Stewart - keyboards, bass guitar, background vocals Clem Burke - drums Holger Czukay - French horn, thai stringed instrument, walking Krista Fast - background vocals, laughs Robert Görl - drums Jaki Liebezeit - drums, brass Roger Pomphrey - guitar, background vocals, shouts Markus Stockhausen - horn, brass Tim Wheater - saxophone Dave Hutchins - engineering Rocking Russian - Design Peter Ashworth - sleeve photography The album did not chart in any country upon its initial release; the 2005 special edition, registered on the Australian chart
Historical earthquakes is a list of significant earthquakes known to have occurred prior to the beginning of the 20th century. As the events listed here occurred before routine instrumental recordings, they rely on the analysis of written sources. There is significant uncertainty in location and magnitude and sometimes date for each earthquake; the number of fatalities is often uncertain for the older events. Source for all events with'USGS' labelled as the source United States Geological Survey Note: Magnitudes are estimations from intensity data; when no magnitude was available, the maximum intensity, written as a Roman numeral from I to XII, is given. Category:Articles on pre-1900 earthquakes List of 20th-century earthquakes List of 21st-century earthquakes List of historical tsunamis Lists of earthquakes Southern California Earthquake Center Earthquakes Canada Historical earthquakes in Europe IRIS Seismic Monitor, Recent earthquakes around the world Recent New Zealand earthquakes SeismoArchives, Seismogram Archives of Significant Earthquakes of the World USGS list of current earthquakes USGS list of earthquakes magnitude 6.0 and greater sorted by magnitude Global Significant Earthquake Database, 2150 BC to present – National Geophysical Data Center Database for the damage of world earthquake, ancient period to year of 2006 – Building Research Institute
Elections to Brighton and Hove City Council were held on 5 May 2011, in line with other local elections in the United Kingdom. The whole council, a unitary authority, was up for election with 54 councillors elected from 21 wards; the Green Party made significant gains, overtaking the Conservatives to become the largest party with 23 seats, the largest Green group on any council. The Greens gained seats at the expense of all three other parties, taking the only ward in Liberal Democrat hands; the Conservatives lost not only to the Greens but to Labour Co-op candidates in different parts of the city. The Greens and Labour Co-op fielded candidates for every seat on the council; the Liberal Democrats contested all but one ward. The UK Independence Party, European Citizens Party and Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts fielded candidates. In addition, there were six independents standing, including re-standing councillor and former Liberal Democrat David Watkins. Following the election the Labour Co-operative group rejected the possibility of forming a coalition with the Green Party, who went on to form the first Green council administration in the UK, as a minority administration.
As of 2018, it is the most recent local authority election in which the Green Party of England and Wales won the most votes and seats. Following the election, the composition of the council was as follows: Green: 23 Conservative: 18 Labour: 13 Since the 2007 Council Election there were a number of changes to the make up of the council: In the Regency, Goldsmid and St. Peter's & North Laine wards there were by-elections, all of which were won or held by the Green Party. In Brunswick and Adelaide one councillor, David Watkins resigned from the Liberal Democrats and stood as an independent in this election. Jayne Bennett, elected as an Independent in the 2007 election in the Stanford/Hove Park ward, rejoined the Conservative Party, stood as such in 2011. Two ward names were changed during the four-year period: Hollingbury and Stanmer became Hollingdean and Stanmer, Stanford ward was renamed Hove Park, using the council's powers under the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007.
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Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area in Agusan del Sur, Philippines declared by the former President Fidel V. Ramos; the marshland acts like a sponge, as it is nestled in the midwaters of the Agusan River drainage basin. Within its lakes, several floating communities can be found; the sanctuary was home to the 20.24 feet saltwater crocodile Lolong, the world's largest captive crocodile. The Agusan Marsh covers the municipalities of San Francisco, Bunawan, Loreto, Talacogon and La Paz in the province of Agusan del Sur; the marsh was declared as a Ramsar Wetland Site in 1999. The site is being re-evaluated for nomination to the tentative list of UNESCO. Agusan Marsh is one of the most ecologically significant wetlands in the Philippines. Found in the heart of Mindanao's Agusan Basin, this vast expanse of marsh covers an area the size of Metro Manila, it contains nearly 15% of the nation's fresh water resources in the form of swamp forests. During the rainy season, when the water rises to create large lakes, vast number of ducks come to Agusan Marsh to nest.
In the dry months, thousands of birds come from as faraway as Japan and Russia to escape the chilly winter winds of Northern Asia. Over 200 individual species have been known to spend at least part of the year in the marsh, making it one of Asia's most important transit points for wild birds. In the heart of the marsh is a semi-permanent lake where many square kilometres of lily pads and other hydrophytic plants spread out like an enormous green quilt. In the dark tea-colored waters live untold numbers of catfish, soft-shell fresh water turtles, crocodiles. Agusan Marsh is host to "Wonderland", where you can see natural "bonsai" trees crafted by nature, it can be reached from Barangay Caimpogan or from Barangay New Visayas in the municipality of San Francisco. The tiny community of ethnic Manobos have made their permanent homes deep within the marsh, living on floating homes; the small houses made of bamboo and nipa lashed to hardwood logs rise or fall with the level of the marsh itself. The marsh provides everything the Manobos need.
List of protected areas in the Philippines Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary - World Heritage Centre RAMSAR