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Eivindvik

Eivindvik is the administrative centre of the municipality of Gulen in Vestland county, Norway. The village is located along the north shore of the Gulafjorden, it is located about 5 kilometres south of the village of Dingja, about 6 kilometres northwest of the village of Dalsøyra, about 15 kilometres northeast of the village of Byrknes. Eivindvik is the commercial centre of the municipality as well as the seat of government for the municipality. Gulen Church has been located in Eivindvik for centuries; the 0.32-square-kilometre village has a population of 315 and a population density of 984 inhabitants per square kilometre. This area has an ancient history, since the Gulating met in this area in the years 900—1300, creating laws which governed most of Western Norway; the municipality of Gulen was named after this village. There have been many spelling variations throughout the past few centuries: Evindvig, Evenvig, or Evenvik; the name of the municipality was changed to Gulen on 1 July 1890, but the village name remained as Eivindvik

Israel at the 1960 Summer Paralympics

Israel, participated in the inaugural Paralympic Games in 1960 held in Rome, Italy. The 1960 Paralympics, now considered to have been the first Paralympic Games, were known as the ninth Stoke Mandeville Games, an event for athletes with disabilities founded in Great Britain in 1948. Israel sent two athletes to compete in individual competitions and a team to compete in wheelchair basketball; the names of the wheelchair basketball team members are not known as they are not recorded in the original hardcopy final results publication. The team won four medals, two silver and two bronze, finished sixteenth in the medal table. Both of Israel's individual competitors participated in swimming events. Official results name them as Globus, who competed in the men's 50 m backstroke complete class 4, Engel, who competed in the women's 25 m breaststroke complete class 1. Globus won the bronze medal. Engel was one of just two competitors in her race and won the silver medal behind Arriens-Kappens of The Netherlands.

In addition to competing in swimming Engel took part in the women's Singles A table tennis event. She won a silver medal with Great Britain's Anderson winning gold and Tora Lysoe, from Norway, the bronze; the Israeli team won the bronze medal in the men's class A wheelchair basketball. Great Britain won silver and gold went to the United States team

Dan Patch Corridor

The Dan Patch Corridor is a proposed commuter rail line that would serve a region which runs from Minneapolis to Northfield, Minnesota. The corridor consists of the tracks on the former Minneapolis St. Paul Rochester and Dubuque Electric Traction Company lines, which came to be known as the Dan Patch lines, it was proposed as a passenger rail line in 2000 after being identified as a "Tier One" corridor in the Minnesota Department of Transportation's 2000 Commuter Rail System Plan before being given a study ban during the 2002 Minnesota legislative session. It sat in relative silence until 2008, when bills were introduced in the Minnesota State Legislature to revive discussion. For more information on the MStPR&D and the MNS Ry. see the Minneapolis and Southern Railway page. The Dan Patch Corridor was the brainchild of entrepreneur Marion Willis Savage. Incorporated in 1907 as the Minneapolis St. Paul Rochester and Dubuque Electric Traction Company, the line began service in 1908 as a passenger line running south from Minneapolis.

Savage marketed the line as the "Dan Patch Line," a connection from Minneapolis to his farm in Savage, where he housed his famous harness racing horse, Dan Patch. After realizing that his horse was not enough to draw people to his rail line, he began work on Antlers Park, an amusement park on Lake Marion which opened in 1910; the line experienced steady ridership growth between 1911–1915, revenue obtained from the park was used to extend the line south to Northfield. Despite the early successes, the MStPR&D began encountering trouble in 1914 when it found itself unable to finance several expansion projects, including a southern expansion to Faribault, which failed. Faced with growing debt, the line began taking on more freight traffic to make payments; the line found itself further in debt by 1916, when Marion Willis Savage and Dan Patch died within several days of each other. Antlers Park was sold in 1917 to an employee of the MStPR&D, the rail lines were taken over in 1918 by the Minneapolis and Southern Railway.

Under the control of the MN&S, the corridor expanded and stretched all the way to Mankato in the south and Randolph, Minnesota, in the east in 1921 by means of a lease agreement between the MN&S and the Chicago Great Western Railway. This encouraged passenger rail traffic between Mankato and Minneapolis, provided the MN&S with a successful source of revenue that the MStPR&D lacked. In addition to the passenger traffic, the MN&S attracted new freight traffic to the line, profited from the increased revenue accrued; this increased emphasis on freight traffic proved to be a lifeline for the MN&S after increased bus and car usage grew in the late 1920s. The loss of passenger traffic resulted in the cut of the Northfield-Mankato and Northfield-Randolph passenger lines by 1931. A halt in all passenger traffic followed soon thereafter in 1942; the lines continued as freight lines after that point. The MN&S was acquired by the Soo Line Railroad in 1982, they, in turn, were sold to the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1992.

In 1997, at the request of the Minnesota state legislature, the Minnesota Department of Transportation initiated a study investigating the feasibility of Commuter Rail in Minnesota. The study, released in 1998 and presented to the legislature in 1999, named the Dan Patch corridor as one of the three corridors in Minnesota with the highest potential for success. In 2000, the proposal was included in MnDOT's Commuter Rail System plan as a "Tier One" corridor, again seen as a project with a great likelihood of success; the plan placed the line at the third stage of the Minnesota commuter rail plan, to be developed after the Northstar Corridor from Minneapolis to Big Lake and the Red Rock Corridor running from Minneapolis to Hastings were completed. The plan was still under consideration until 2002, when a bill banning further study on the route was pushed through the Minnesota legislature by two state senators, William Belanger and Roy Terwilliger who represented parts of the Twin Cities suburban area along the route.

The law requires removing all references, other than references for historical purposes, to the Dan Patch commuter rail line from any future revisions to the Metropolitan Council's Transportation Development Guide and Regional Transit Master Plan, the State Transportation Plan, the Commissioner of Transportation's Commuter Rail System Plan. Additionally, the Metropolitan Council, Commissioner of Transportation, regional rail authorities must not expend any money for study, preliminary engineering, final design, or construction for the Dan Patch commuter rail line; the corridor sat in relative obscurity for six years until discussion began again in the media and among public officials. Congestion along the route and further discussion about transit in general in Minnesota prompted legislators to introduce a bill at the beginning of the 2008 session to lift the ban and allow discussion to continue; the bill was not acted on during the session. Under the 2010 Minnesota State Rail Plan, a commuter rail line from Minneapolis to Mankato is proposed.

This commuter rail line would run on the Dan Patch Line to Savage before entering Union Pacific's Mankato Subdivision using a new interchange built between the two rail lines. The Dan Patch Moratorium has been in law for over a decade, but there may be a way around the gag order. A group of southern Minnesota communities including Northfield and Owatonna may form a partnership to continue study of the Dan Patch Cor

Eglinton West

Eglinton West known as Little Jamaica, is an ethnic enclave in the York district of Toronto, Canada. It is situated along Eglinton Avenue West, from Allen Road to Keele Street, is part of four neighbourhoods: Silverthorn, Briar Hill–Belgravia, Caledonia–Fairbank, Oakwood–Vaughan. There are many Jamaican businesses along this strip. There are businesses of other Caribbean/West Indian communities, including Trinidadian, Bajan and Guyanese among others; the businesses along Eglinton Avenue West are frequented by many in the Greater Toronto Area's 177,000-plus Jamaican community. The area overlaps the York–Eglinton Business Improvement Area, which stretches from Marlee Avenue in the east to Chamberlain Avenue in the west; the laneway behind storefronts on the south side of Eglinton was named "Reggae Lane" in 2014, in honour of its heritage as a hot spot for reggae in the 1970s and 1980s. York–Eglinton BIA

1983 World Figure Skating Championships

The 1983 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Helsinki, Finland from March 8 to 13. At the event, sanctioned by the International Skating Union, medals were awarded in men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, ice dancing; the ISU Representative was the ISU Technical Delegate Elemér Terták. The original dance was part of the competition for the first time. Referee: Sonia Bianchetti ItalyAssistant Referee: Oskar Madl AustriaJudges: Irina Absaliamova Soviet Union Kazuo Ohashi Japan Heinz Müllenbach West Germany Helga von Wiecki East Germany Tjaša Andrée Yugoslavia Monique Georgelin France Hugh C. Graham, Jr. United States Gerhardt Bubnik Czechoslovakia Margaret Berezowski CanadaSubstitute judge: Walter Hütter Austria Referee: Benjamin T. Wright United StatesAssistant Referee: Leena Vainio FinlandJudges: Linda Petersen Denmark Raymond Alperth United States Margaret Berezowski Canada Jacqueline Itschner Switzerland Monique Petis France Ludwig Gassner Austria Eugen Romminger West Germany Hideo Sugita Japan Britta Lindgren Sweden Walburga Grimm East GermanySubstitute judge: Giovanni De Mori Italy Referee: Donald H. Gilchrist CanadaAssistant Referee: Erika Schiechtl West GermanyJudges: Suzanne Fancis Canada Mikhail Drei Soviet Union Ingrid Reetz West Germany Hely Abbondati Finland Dagmar Řeháková Czechoslovakia Virginia LeFevre United States Sally-Anne Stapleford United Kingdom Ingrid Linke East Germany Hideo Sugita JapanSubstitute judge: Jürg Wilhelm Switzerland Jayne Torvill / Christopher Dean got 5.9 scores from all nine judges in their third dance, the Argentine tango, of the compulsory portion of the event.

Referee: Lawrence Demmy United KingdomAssistant Referee: Roland Wehinger AustriaJudges: Cia Bordogna Italy Jürg Wilhelm Switzerland Kazuo Ohashi Japan Margaret Freepartner United States Ann Shaw Canada Heide Maritszak Austria Igor Kabanov Soviet Union Katalin Alpern Hungary Roy Mason United KingdomSubstitute judge: Lysiane Lauret France Result list provided by the ISU