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Eurasian Plate

The Eurasian Plate is a tectonic plate which includes most of the continent of Eurasia, with the notable exceptions of the Indian subcontinent, the Arabian subcontinent, the area east of the Chersky Range in East Siberia. It includes oceanic crust extending westward to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and northward to the Gakkel Ridge; the eastern side is a boundary with the North American Plate to the north and a boundary with the Philippine Sea Plate to the south and with the Okhotsk Plate and the Amurian Plate. The southerly side is a boundary with the African Plate to the west, the Arabian Plate in the middle and the Indo-Australian Plate to the east; the westerly side is a divergent boundary with the North American Plate forming the northernmost part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, straddled by Iceland. All of the volcanic eruptions in Iceland, such as the 1973 eruption of Eldfell, the 1783 eruption of Laki, the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, are caused by the North American and the Eurasian Plates moving apart, a result of divergent plate boundary forces.

The geodynamics of central Asia is dominated by the interaction between the Eurasian and Indian Plates. In this area, many subplates or crust blocks have been recognized, which form the Central Asian and the East Asian transit zones. Sunda Plate

Schattberg (Saalbach-Hinterglemm)

The Schattberg is a 2,097 m high mountain in the Kitzbühel Alps in the Austrian state of Salzburg. The Schattberg is the local mountain for the Pinzgau parish of Saalbach-Hinterglemm, that lies about 3 kilometres to the north, it forms the end of a mountain ridge that runs from the 2,249 m high Hochkogel over the 2,092 m high Saalbachkogel and the 2,123 m high Stemmerkogel to the north. To the west is the Schwarzachgraben stream, to the east the valley of the Löhnersbach which descends into the Glemmtal; the mountain has three peaks: the West Schattberg 2,096 m, the Middle Schattberg 2,097 m and the East Schattberg 2,018 m, northeast of the Dillinger Eck. The West and East Schattberg are accessible on ski lifts from Hinterglemm and Saalbach that form part of the Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang ski region. Before the Schattberg X-Press cableway was erected in 2003, the Schattberg Cable Car, built in 1960, ran from Saalbach to the summit; this cable car was, after its upgrade in 1973, the largest of its type in Austria, capable of transporting 100 people per cabin, having the strongest standing cable in the world.

Around the mountain are several alm huts. The area is accessible on numerous hiking trails. Signposted ascents northeast to the main peak, the Middle Schattberg. Gravelled tracks run up to east peaks that are popular with mountain bikers. A signed climbing path runs to the south as well as a ski route to the Pinzgau Ridgeway, a popular mountain trail. Media related to Schattberg at Wikimedia Commons

Deep Roy

Gurdeep Roy, known professionally as Deep Roy, is a Kenyan-born Anglo-American actor and puppeteer of Indian descent. At 132 centimetres tall, he has been cast as diminutive characters, such as Teeny Weeny in The NeverEnding Story and the Oompa-Loompas in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Keenser in Star Trek and subsequent films, in television series such as The X-Files, Doctor Who and Eastbound & Down. Roy was born in British Kenya, to Indian parents, he studied at The Slim Wood School of Comedy and got his start in the entertainment arena in England since 1970, as a stand-up comic in local cabaret clubs. In April 1970, Deep opened on the London stage in Ray Cooney’s Miracle Worker at the Palace Theatre, Westcliff-on-Sea, he made his professional screen acting debut in a 1976 episode of The New Avengers, titled "Target!" as a character named Klokoe. He made his film debut that same year, in The Pink Panther Strikes Again, as the Italian Assassin. Another early role was as Mr. Sin, the "pig-brained Peking Homunculus", a villain with a distinct appetite for homicide, in the Doctor Who serial The Talons of Weng-Chiang.

In 1979, Roy played a genetically engineered life form "Decima" in the first season Blake's 7 episode "The Web", the diminutive chess genius, "The Klute", in the second season Blake's 7 episode "Gambit" and he voiced the character "Moloch", in the third season Blake's 7 episode "Moloch". He has played apes in two movies: Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes and again in the Tim Burton remake of Planet of the Apes in two roles, one as a young gorilla boy and as Thade's niece, he has worked for Burton in three other films, Big Fish, Corpse Bride, where he supplied General Bonesapart's voice. He played all the Oompa-Loompas in the Chocolate Factory, he has performed many other roles in movies and on television, including The X-Files, Flash Gordon, Return to Oz, Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal as a puppeteer extra, The NeverEnding Story as Teeny Weeny, the rider of the "racing snail", Alien from L. A. Howling VI: The Freaks as Mr Toones and Return of the Jedi as Droopy McCool, he appeared in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen as an Egyptian border guard and in the film Star Trek as Keenser, Scotty's assistant on the ice planet Delta Vega.

In one of his more prominent speaking roles, Roy played Aaron, a violent Mumbai-born Mexican criminal, in second season of the HBO comedy, Eastbound & Down. Deep starred as Sandeep Majumdar in the 2012 short film The Ballad of Sandeep; the Ballad of Sandeep" — official site for the short film Deep Roy on IMDb Deep Roy at AllMovie Official website