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Suomen Robinson 2004

Suomen Robinson 2004, was the first season of the Finnish version of Expedition Robinson, or Survivor as it is referred to in some countries and it aired in late 2004. The show adapted many elements from the original Swedish version of the show such as the use of green and yellow for tribe colors, but instead of the typical North and South teams, there were the Sribuat and Sembilang tribes. During the early portion of the program the Sribuat tribe proved to be the stronger of the two as they won four of the six immunity challenges; when the two ribes merged into the Tengah tribe, the former members of turned against each other as Heidi Moilanen, Ingmar Sirén, Johanna Ullakko joined forces with Gun Sundqvist, Jarmo Hänninen, Marjaana Valkeinen to form a powerful six person alliance. When it came time for the final four the contestants competed in a challenge in order to determine who would be the final two, it was Marjaana Valkeinen who won the season over Johanna Ullakko by an unknown jury vote.

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Nunavut Court of Justice

The Nunavut Court of Justice is the superior court and territorial court of the Canadian territory of Nunavut. It is administered from the Nunavut Justice Centre in Iqaluit, it was established on April 1, 1999 as Canada's only "unified" or single-level court with the consent of Canada, the Office of the Interim Commissioner of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. the Inuit Land Claims representative organization. Prior to the establishment of Nunavut as a separate territory justice was administered through two courts, the Territorial Court of the Northwest Territories and the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories. Besides court proceedings in Iqaluit the judges travel as a circuit court to communities throughout the territory to conduct cases. Official website

Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's 800 metres

The Women's 800 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics programme was held at Stadium Australia on Friday 22 September, Saturday 23 September, Monday 25 September 2000. The top two runners in each of the initial five heats automatically qualified for the semi-final; the next six fastest runners from across the heats qualified for the semi-final. The top three runners in each semi-final automatically qualified for the final; the next two fastest runners from across the heats qualified for the final. There were a total number of 39 participating athletes. In the final, Helena Fuchsova took her lane 1 position out to the lead, with Brigita Langerholc sweeping across the track from lane 8 to shut the door on Hazel Clark and the rest of the pack. Fuchsova held the lead through a 55.04 first lap and on to 600 metres in 1:25.5. Behind her the pack scrambled for position with Kelly Holmes on Fuchsova's shoulder. Holmes Maria Mutola Stephanie Graf all passed on the final turn. On the final straightaway, Mutola rans strong on the outside, advancing past Holmes, with Graf sprinting past for silver.

Four years it would be reversed, with Holmes running past Mutoloa on the final straight. All times shown are in seconds. Q denotes qualification by place in heat. Q denotes qualification by overall place. DNS denotes did not start. DNF denotes did not finish. DQ denotes disqualification. NR denotes national record. OR denotes Olympic record. WR denotes world record. PB denotes personal best. SB denotes season best. Overall Results Round 1 Overall Results Semi-finals Official Report Official Report of the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics

Aquilegia brevistyla

Aquilegia brevistyla is a species of flowering plant in the buttercup family known by the common name smallflower columbine. It is native to northern North America. Most of its range extends from Alaska through much of Canada, it occurs in a few areas in the contiguous United States, such as the Black Hills of South Dakota and central Montana, it is most common in eastern Alaska, the southern Northwest Territories, northern parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan. This species is a rhizomatous perennial herb with stems up to 80 centimeters tall; the leaves are compound, divided into wavy-edged leaflets. Basal leaves are borne on long petioles. Leaves higher on the stem have much shorter petioles; the nodding flowers are small for a columbine species. The sepals are up to 2.5 centimeters long and blue to lavender in color. The spurs are up to a centimeter long; the petals are light yellow and up to a centimeter long. The fruits are follicles up to 2.5 centimeters long. Flowering occurs in May through August.

This plant is found in moist habitat types, but it can occur in drier areas. It is associated with limestone and other types of calcareous substrate, it may occur on granite soils. It grows in coniferous forests, woods and riverbanks. In the northern part of its range it grows in coniferous forest habitat. In the Black Hills area it can be found alongside Picea glauca, Pinus ponderosa, Populus tremuloides, it grows in the understory, but it may be found in more open habitat. The plant is associated with various mosses, such as feather moss, Hylocomium splendens, it may grow in moss carpets. This plant is threatened by habitat loss in parts of its range in remote areas; some occurrences in the southern parts of its range are threatened by recreational activities, such as off-road vehicle use. Grazing is a threat in some areas. USDA Plants Profile

Ronald Weeks, 1st Baron Weeks

Lieutenant-General Ronald Morce Weeks, 1st Baron Weeks was a British Army General during the Second World War. Weeks was commissioned into the South Lancashire Regiment of the Territorial Army in 1913, he served in the Rifle Brigade during the First World War and retired from military service in 1919. He was re-employed during the Second World War as Chief of Staff for the Territorial Division and as a Brigadier on the General Staff of Home Forces in 1940, he was promoted to acting major-general on 17 March 1941 and was appointed Director General of Army Equipment in 1941 and Deputy Chief of the Imperial General Staff in 1942. He became Deputy Military Governor and Chief of Staff of the British Zone for the Allied Control Council in Germany in 1945, he retired from the British Army that year. He was awarded the Military Cross in 1917, a Bar to the Military Cross in 1918, he was appointed to the Distinguished Service Order in 1918, made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1939 and a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in 1943.

After the war Weeks became Chairman of Vickers. In 1956 he was raised to the peerage of Ryton in the County Palatine of Durham. Weeks married firstly Evelyn Elsie Haynes on 21 April 1922, they were divorced in 1930 and on 3 February 1931 he married secondly Cynthia Mary Irvine. With his second wife he had two daughters: Hon Pamela Rose Weeks, married Henry Walter Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax and had five sons including Richard Grosvenor Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax MP Hon Venetia Daphne Weeks, married Sir Peter Troubridge, 6th baronet Weeks died on 19 August 1960, aged 69, when, in the absence of male heirs, the barony became extinct