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Haakon the Good

Haakon Haraldsson Haakon the Good and Haakon Adalsteinfostre, was the king of Norway from 934 to 961. He was noted for his attempts to introduce Christianity into Norway. Haakon is not mentioned in any narrative sources earlier than the late 12th century. According to this late saga tradition, Haakon was the youngest son of King Harald Fairhair and Thora Mosterstang, he was born on the Håkonshella peninsula in Hordaland. King Harald determined to remove his youngest son out of harm's way and accordingly sent him to the court of King Athelstan of England. Haakon was fostered by King Athelstan, as part of an agreement made by his father, for which reason Haakon was nicknamed Adalsteinfostre. However, Haakon is not mentioned in any contemporary Anglo-Saxon sources, historians of Athelstan, such as William of Malmesbury, make no reference to Haakon. According to Norwegian royal biographies from the late 12th century, the English court introduced him to the Christian religion. On the news of his father's death, King Athelstan provided Haakon with ships and men for an expedition against his half-brother Eric Bloodaxe, proclaimed king of Norway.

At his arrival back in Norway, Haakon gained the support of the landowners by promising to give up the rights of taxation claimed by his father over inherited real property. Eric Bloodaxe soon found himself deserted on all sides, saved his own and his family's lives by fleeing from the country. Eric fled to the Orkney Islands and to the Kingdom of Jorvik meeting a violent death at Stainmore, Westmorland, in 954 along with his son, Haeric. In 953, Haakon had to fight a fierce battle at Avaldsnes against the sons of Eric Bloodaxe. Haakon won the battle. One of Haakon's most famous victories was the Battle of Rastarkalv near Frei in 955 at which Eric's son, died. By placing ten standards far apart along a low ridge, he gave the impression that his army was bigger than it was, he managed to fool Eric's sons into believing. The Danes were slaughtered by Haakon's army; the sons of Eric returned in 957, with support from King Gorm the Old, King of Denmark, but were again defeated by Haakon's effective army system.

Three of the surviving sons of Eric Bloodaxe landed undetected on the coast of Hordaland in 961 and surprised the king at his residence in Fitjar. Haakon was mortally wounded at the Battle of Fitjar after a final victory over Eric’s sons; the King’s arm was pierced by an arrow and he died from his wounds. He was buried in the burial mound in the village of Seim in Lindås municipality in the county of Hordaland. Upon his death his court poet, Eyvindr Skáldaspillir, composed a skaldic poem Hákonarmál about the fall of the King in battle and his reception into Valhalla. After Haakon's death, Harald Greycloak, the eldest surviving son of Eric Bloodaxe, ascended the throne as King Harald II, although he had little authority outside western Norway. Subsequently, the Norwegians were tormented by years of war. In 970, King Harald was tricked into coming to Denmark and killed in a plot planned by Haakon Sigurdsson, who had become an ally of King Harald Bluetooth. Haakon's Park is the location of a statue of King Haakon sculpted by Anne Grimdalen.

During 1961, the statue was erected opposite Fitjar Church for the one thousand-year commemoration of the Battle of Fitjar. Håkonarspelet is a historical play written by Johannes Heggland in 1997. Haakon is a major character in Mother of Kings by Poul Anderson. Haakon is the protagonist in God's Hammer by Eric Schumacher; this article contains information from "Haakon". Encyclopædia Britannica. 1911. Birkeli, Fridtjov Norge møter kristendommen fra vikingtiden til ca. 1050 ISBN 9788203087912 Enstad, Nils-Petter Sverd eller kors? Kristningen av Norge som politisk prosess fra Håkon den gode til Olav Kyrre ISBN 9788230003947 Krag, Claus Vikingtid og rikssamling 800–1130 ISBN 9788203220159 Sigurdsson, Jon Vidar and Synnøve Veinan Hellerud Håkon den gode ISBN 9788243005778 van Nahl, Jan Alexander. "The Medieval Mood of Contingency. Chance as a Shaping Factor in Hákonar saga góða and Haralds saga Sigurðarsonar". In: Mediaevistik, International Journal of Interdisciplinary Medieval Research 29. Pp. 81–97.

Saga Hákonar góða Hákonarmól

Alberta Highway 2A

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 2A is the designation of six alternate routes off Highway 2 in Canada. In general, these are original sections of Highway 2, such as the southern portion of Macleod Trail in Calgary, they passed through communities before limited-access freeways were built to shorten driving distance, accommodate heavier volumes and to bypass city traffic. Portions of the alignment of Highway 2A follow the route of the former Edmonton Trail. Highway 2A begins in the Town of High River and follows 12 Avenue SE and Centre Street before passing by Aldersyde and intersecting Highway 7; the highway travels westward to the Town of Okotoks, where it branches north and follows Southridge Drive and Northridge Drive through Okotoks before rejoining Highway 2 near De Winton. In 2003, it was extended north by sharing a common alignment with Highway 2 for 3 km until it splits to Deerfoot Trail Macleod Trail and ends in the City of Calgary at Highway 22X / Highway 201. Macleod Trail does not carry a highway designation.

Highway 2A runs adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth II Highway between Calgary and Edmonton, although it does not enter either city. Highway 2A runs parallel to the Canadian Pacific Railway Calgary-Edmonton line, which runs to the west of Highway 2 between Crossfield and Red Deer, to the east of Highway 2 between Red Deer and Leduc. Highway 2A is divided into two subsections with a 13 km gap between Innisfail; the first subsection of Highway 2A starts at the Highway 2 / Highway 72 interchange and passes through the town of Crossfield, town of Carstairs, by the town of Didsbury before entering the town of Olds along 46 Avenue and intersects Highway 27. The highway continues north to the town of Bowden before terminating at Highway 587, just west of Highway 2; the second subsection begins in the town of Innisfail at Highway 590, just west of Highway 2, along 42 Avenue. The highway continues north and passes through the town of Penhold before entering the city of Red Deer along Tayler Drive; the highway turns east along 19 Street and north along Gaetz Avenue.

Highway 2A splits into one-way couplets through downtown Red Deer, with northbound traffic following 49 Avenue and southbound traffic following portions of Gaetz Avenue and 51 Avenue. After crossing the Red Deer River, the one-way streets rejoin and intersect Highway 11 and Highway 11A, which forms Red Deer's northern city limit; the highway continues north through city of Lacombe. North of Lacombe, the highway rejoins Highway 2 and share the same alignment for 5 km before the highway branches northeast and passes through hamlet of Morningside, town of Ponoka, hamlet of Maskwacis; the highway enters the city of Wetaskiwin along 56 Street and continues north through the town of Millet, by the hamlet of Kavanagh, before it rejoins Highway 2 in the city of Leduc. Highway 2A, known as Highway 2A:44 by Alberta Transportation, begins Highway 2 near the hamlet of Hondo and connects with hamlet of Smith. Highway 2A, known as Highway 2A:54 by Alberta Transportation, begins at Highway 2 at the locality of Triangle, 15 km west of the Town of High Prairie, connects with Highway 49 near the hamlet of Guy.

Prior to 1990, this section was signed as Highway 2 but was renumbered at the same time that Highway 34 was renumbered to Highway 43 north of the Town of Valleyview. This segment of Highway 2A is considered an alternate route of the Northern Water Route. Highway 2A, known as Highway 2A:36 by Alberta Transportation, begins at Highway 2 at the locality of Roma Junction, 2 km west of the Peace River Airport and 13 km west of the town of Peace River, terminates in the town of Grimshaw, where it passes by Mile Zero monument of the Mackenzie Highway. In the 1960s, Highway 2 entered north Calgary along Barlow Trail. Highway 2A was established along most the original alignment, starting at 16 Avenue NE in the south and continuing north along Barlow Trail for 10 km, past the Calgary International Airport, to 112 Avenue NE, where it travelled west for 1 km to its interchange with Deerfoot Trail. Direct access from Barlow Trail to Blackfoot Trail was closed to make room for the 17 Avenue SE / Blackfoot Trail / Deerfoot Trail interchange.

The Highway 2A designation was phased out in the mid-1980s and the Barlow Trail between 48 Avenue NE and the main terminal access was closed to allow for additional runway construction. The existing section of Highway 2A used extend from High River along 10 Street SE, through the hamlet of Cayley, intersect Highway 2 at the locality of Connemara, located 8 km north of the town of Nanton along the Foothills M. D. / Willow Creek M. D. boundary. The segment was located only 1.6 km west of Highway 2 and was traveled, as such it was dropped by the province in 1997. Transportation in Calgary

List of terrorist incidents in 1990

This is a timeline of incidents in 1990 that have been labelled as "terrorism" and are not believed to have been carried out by a government or its forces. To be included, entries must be notable and described by a consensus of reliable sources as "terrorism". List entries must comply with the guidelines outlined in the manual of style under MOS:TERRORIST. Casualty figures in this list are the total casualties of the incident including immediate casualties and casualties. Casualties listed are the victims. Perpetrator casualties are listed separately. Casualty totals may be unavailable due to a lack of information. A figure with a plus sign indicates that at least that many people have died – the actual toll could be higher. A figure with a plus sign may indicate that over that number of people are victims. If casualty figures are 20 or more, they will be shown in bold. In addition, figures for casualties more than 50 will be underlined. Incidents are limited to one per location per day. If multiple attacks occur in the same place on the same day, they will be merged into a single incident.

In addition to the guidelines above, the table includes the following categories: List of terrorist incidents

List of birds of Olympic National Park

This is a comprehensive listing of all the bird species recorded in Olympic National Park, in the U. S. state of Washington. This list is based on one published by the National Park Service. Since the NPS list was compiled through July 2019, 12 species have been added through eBird; this list is presented in the taxonomic sequence of the Check-list of North and Middle American Birds, 7th edition through the 60th Supplement, published by the American Ornithological Society. Common and scientific names are those of the Check-list; this list contains 311 species. Unless otherwise noted, all are considered to occur in Olympic National Park as permanent residents, summer or winter visitors, or migrants; the tags below are used to designate the abundance of some species. Some of the species listed by the NPS as not confimed have documented eBird records. Rare - "usually seen only a few times each year" per the NPS Uncommon - "likely to be seen monthly in appropriate habitat and season and may be locally common" per the NPS Occasional - "occur in a park at least once every few years, varying in numbers, but not every year" per the NPS Not confirmed - "Attributed to the park based on weak or no evidence" per the NPS Unknown Introduced - a species introduced to North America by humans Order: Anseriformes Family: Anatidae The family Anatidae includes the ducks and most duck-like waterfowl, such as geese and swans.

These birds are adapted to an aquatic existence with webbed feet, bills which are flattened to a greater or lesser extent, feathers that are excellent at shedding water due to special oils. Order: Galliformes Family: Odontophoridae The New World quails are small, plump terrestrial birds only distantly related to the quails of the Old World, but named for their similar appearance and habits. California quail, Callipepla californica Order: Galliformes Family: Phasianidae Phasianidae consists of the pheasants and their allies; these are terrestrial species, variable in size but plump with broad short wings. Many species have been domesticated as a food source for humans. Ring-necked pheasant, Phasianus colchicus Ruffed grouse, Bonasa umbellus Sooty grouse, Dendragapus fuliginosus Order: Podicipediformes Family: Podicipedidae Grebes are small to medium-large freshwater diving birds, they are excellent swimmers and divers. However, they have their feet placed far back on the body. Pied-billed grebe, Podilymbus podiceps Horned grebe, Podiceps auritus Red-necked grebe, Podiceps grisegena Eared grebe, Podiceps nigricollis Western grebe, Aechmorphorus occidentalis Clark's grebe, Aechmorphorus clarkii Order: Columbiformes Family: Columbidae Pigeons and doves are stout-bodied birds with short necks and short slender bills with a fleshy cere.

Rock pigeon, Columba livia Band-tailed pigeon, Patagioenas fasciata Eurasian collared-dove, Streptopelia decaocto Mourning dove, Zenaida macroura Order: Caprimulgiformes Family: Caprimulgidae Nightjars are medium-sized nocturnal birds that nest on the ground. They have long wings, short legs, short bills. Most have small feet, of little use for walking, long pointed wings, their soft plumage leaves. Common nighthawk, Chordeiles minor Order: Apodiformes Family: Apodidae The swifts are small birds which spend the majority of their lives flying; these birds have short legs and never settle voluntarily on the ground, perching instead only on vertical surfaces. Many swifts have long, swept-back wings which resemble a crescent or boomerang. Black swift, Cypseloides niger Vaux's swift, Chaetura vauxi White-throated swift, Aeronautes saxatalis Order: Apodiformes Family: Trochilidae Hummingbirds are small birds capable of hovering in mid-air due to the rapid flapping of their wings, they are the only birds.

Anna's hummingbird, Calypte anna Rufous hummingbird, Selasphorus rufus Order: Gruiformes Family: Rallidae Rallidae is a large family of small to medium-sized birds which includes the rails, crakes and gallinules. The most typical family members occupy dense vegetation in damp environments near lakes, swamps, or rivers. In general they are shy and secretive birds. Most species have long toes which are well adapted to soft uneven surfaces, they tend to be weak fliers. Virginia rail, Rallus limicola Sora, Porzana carolina American coot, Fulica americana Order: Gruiformes Family: Gruidae Cranes are large, long-legged, long-necked birds. Unlike the similar-looking but unrelated herons, cranes fly with necks outstretched, not pulled back. Most have elaborate and noisy courting displays or "dances". Sandhill crane, Antigone canadensis Order: Charadriiformes Family: Recurvirostridae Recurvirostridae is a family of large wading birds which includes the avocets and stilts; the avocets have long up-curved bills.

The stilts have long legs and long, straight bills. American avocet, Recurvirostra americana Order: Charadriiformes Family: Haematopodidae The oystercatchers are large and noisy plover-like birds, with strong bills used for smashing or prising open molluscs. Black oystercatcher, Haematopus bachmani Order: Charadriiformes Family: Charadriidae The family Charadriidae includes the plovers and lapwings, they are small to medium-sized birds with compact b

Survivor: Honduras (Israeli season)

Survivor: Honduras is the seventh season of the Israeli reality program Survivor. The season features 18 contestants, 9 celebrities and 9 non-celebrities, competing against each other for the 1 million NIS prize and the title of "Sole Survivor"; the season was filmed in Honduras during June and July 2015. The season, the first of the show to air on Channel 2, aired twice weekly from November 1, 2015 until the live finale on March 1, 2016, where Liron "Tiltil" Orfali was named the Sole Survivor and audience's favorite player after winning a public vote; this season introduced the zombie twist, in which eliminated contestants remained in the game as zombies, living in a fenced-off area in their former tribe's camp. The next time their former tribe lost an immunity challenge, the zombie challenged one of their former tribe-mates to a duel. If the zombie lost the duel, the zombie exited the game as normal. If the zombie won, they voted in the duel loser's stead at the upcoming Tribal Council, duelled the newly voted out castaway for the right to remain the zombie.

At predetermined points during the game, the remaining zombies competed against each other, with the winner returning to the game. This was the first season that the jury voted for the winner during the game, instead of months at the live finale as in previous seasons, the only season to feature four finalists facing the jury's vote instead of two or three; this season retained the Negotiation Cabin from the previous season, in which one contestant from each tribe met to negotiate deals, such as picking castaways to switch tribes or choosing items to take from the other tribes' camp. The cast includes nine ordinary Israelis; the nine civilians include model Huda Naccache. Official website

Legal Ombudsman

The Legal Ombudsman is an ombudsman service that opened in October 2010. It is a free service that investigates complaints about lawyers in Wales; the Legal Ombudsman was set up as a result of the Legal Services Act 2007 and took over from the Legal Complaints Service and other legal complaint-handling bodies. The current Chief Executive is Rob Powell, who replaced Nick Hawkins in October 2017; the current Chief Ombudsman is Rebecca Marsh, who replaced Kathryn Stone OBE in January 2018. The Legal Ombudsman is a member of the Ombudsman Association. Sections 114 and 115 of the Legal Services Act 2007 established the Office for Legal Complaints and stipulated that it must operate an ombudsman scheme; the OLC acts as the Legal Ombudsman's board. The OLC is responsible to both the Ministry of Justice; the current chair of the OLC is Wanda Goldwag. The Legal Ombudsman can investigate complaints made by members of the public about the service they receive from lawyers working in England and Wales; the following types of lawyers fall within the Legal Ombudsman's jurisdiction: costs lawyers legal executives licensed conveyancers notaries patent attorneys probate practitioners registered European lawyers solicitors trademark attorneysFrom the 28 January 2015 the Legal Ombudsman began to take complaints about authorised claims management companies.

The Legal Ombudsman’s role is restricted to investigating issues around quality of service. Because the Legal Ombudsman is a lay organisation it cannot say whether legal advice is correct or not; the exception is if it appears that the advice is so unreasonable that no other lawyer in the same circumstances would have given it: this is the reasonable or common sense approach. The Legal Ombudsman cannot make decisions on matters of negligence because negligence is a legal concept that must be proved in a court of law. However, it is possible that poor service, which the Legal Ombudsman can investigate, might overlap with evidence that a complainant might wish to use to argue that their lawyer has been negligent. Where there is an overlap, only the courts have the authority to decide; the Legal Ombudsman’s rules allow it to decline to investigate cases that relate to legal advice or negligence if it thinks that they would be better dealt with by the courts or some other scheme. Any issues relating to the general conduct of a lawyer will be referred to the appropriate regulating body.

For instance, where there is evidence to suggest a solicitor may have been guilty of misconduct, the Legal Ombudsman will refer the matter to the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Complainants have to complain to the lawyer first. Failing this there are two relevant time limits regarding taking a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman: It will accept complaints up to six years from the date of act/omission, or three years from when the complainant should have known about the complaint if later. However, this new limit will be introduced so at the moment the problem must have happened on or after 6 October 2010. Sections 122 and of the Legal Services Act 2007 provide that the Chief Ombudsman must not be a lawyer. In addition, as an arms-length body the Legal Ombudsman is not affiliated to lawyers’ representative bodies or their regulators. In this respect it differs from one of its predecessors. Official website