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Halvergate Marshes

The Halvergate Marshes are an area of grazing marsh in the east of the English county of Norfolk. They form part of the area of The Broads and lie between the River Bure and the River Yare, bordering Breydon Water on the east; the marshes cover an area of around 2,642 hectares An area of 1,432.7-hectare is a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest. Some areas are in the Breydon Water Local Nature Reserve, the Broadland and Breydon Water Ramsar sites, The Broads Special Area of Conservation, The Broads and Breydon Water Special Protection Areas. Halvergate Marshes were an estuary in Roman times and remained a tidal creek into the Medieval period. By the time of Domesday Book the land was being used for grazing sheep, with Halvergate being recorded as having 960 sheep at the time, a larger amount than any other part of the marshes; some evidence of possible salt workings remains. Around 400 years ago the land was drained and converted to grazing marsh using a series of windpumps or windmills and drainage ditches.

It was used to graze sheep and cattle, although was farmed as arable land until coastal flooding in the 1780s. Arable ploughing in the 1960s and 70s damaged the ditch landscape and ecology and in the 1980s further draining was undertaken; this led to the loss of wildlife habitat and in 1981 an area 1,430 hectares in size was designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. In 1985 the Broads Authority, Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Countryside Commission developed the Broads Grazing Marsh Conservation Scheme, a series of financial incentives to persuade farmers to adopt more environmentally friendly methods on Halvergate Marshes; this led to the creation of the UK's first Environmentally Sensitive Area on Halvergate Marshes in 1987 and was the prototype for ESAs nationally. The marshes are dotted with windpumps, many without sails or caps; these structures were used for draining the marshes before the introduction of motor or diesel pumps. Among the best preserved are Stracey Arms Mill on the River Bure, Lockgate Mill, Mutton's Mill and the Berney Arms Windmill, a Scheduled Ancient Monument on the River Yare.

Halvergate Marshes is the largest area of traditionally managed grazing marsh in the Broadland area. The area is flat and low lying with much of the area at or below sea level. Breydon Water forms the eastern edge of the marshes with the River Yare dividing the area from similar areas of marshland to the south; the villages of Reedham and Halvergate and the higher ground they occupy forms the western edge of the marshes, with the market town of Acle at the extreme north-west. The River Bure and the Acle Straight road form the northern edge; the area of the Site of Special Scientific Interest forms part of the wider marshland area and is located to the south of the Halvergate Fleet waterway and the village of Halvergate. Areas of marshland extend outside of the Halvergate Marshes both to the south; the area is sparsely populated with a scattering of isolated farms across the marshes, although it may have been more populated in the Medieval period. Berney Arms is the site of Berney Arms railway station, one of the most isolated railway stations in England, at one point had up to 11 inhabited houses.

The RSPB Berney Marshes reserve forms part of the area. The area is crossed by Wherryman's Way footpaths. Halvergate Marshes support a range of habitats besides grazing marsh, including areas of unimproved pasture, wet fen meadow, reed bed and alder carr. A band of woodland lies along the western edge of the marshes; the drainage ditches which cross the marshes are deemed to be of "outstanding importance for nature conservation" and support a range of freshwater and brackish communities of plants and invertebrates. Freshwater ditch communities, which lie along the western side of the SSSI area, are recognised as being of "being of international importance" and support species such as broad-leaved pondweed Potamogeton natans, water violet Hottonia palustris and the nationally scarce whorled water milfoil Myriophyllum verticillatum. Other areas of ditches support species such as the nationally scarce water soldier Stratiotes alludes, fen pondweed Potamogeton coloratus, hairlike pondweed Potamogeton trichoides and water parsnip Sium latifolium.

The area of ditch close to Breydon Water are more brackish in nature and feature species such as soft hornwort Ceratophyllum submersum and the nationally scarce stiff saltmarsh grass Puccinellia rupestris. Invertebrate species associated with the drainage ditches include the nationally rare species Norfolk hawker dragonfly Aeshna isosceles, the great silver water-beetle Hydrophilus piceus and a large hoverfly Lejops vittatus. Birds found on Halvergate Marshes include both wintering species such as Bewick's swan, golden plover and lapwing as well as breeding species such as ruff and shoveler; the Bewick's swan population is considered to be internationally important. The marshes and nearby Breydon Water are an important migration point for a range of bird species in the autumn; the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds takes a leading role in management on the marshes, working alongside other environmental bodies such as Natural England, Norfolk Wildlife Trust and the Broads Authority. Farmers work in collaboration with environmental management agencies, for example to reinstate drainage ditches and dykes to support biodiversity on the marshes

The Man Who Skied Down Everest

The Man Who Skied Down Everest is a documentary about Yuichiro Miura, a Japanese alpinist who skied down Mount Everest in 1970. The film was produced by Canadian film maker F. R. "Budge" Crawley. Miura skied 2,000 m in two minutes and 20 seconds and fell 400 m down the steep Lhotse face from the Yellow Band just below the South Col, he used a large parachute to slow his descent. He came to a full stop just 76 m from the edge of a bergschrund, a large, deep crevasse where the ice shears away from the stagnant ice on the rock face and begins to move downwards as a glacier; the ski descent was the objective of The Japanese Everest Skiing Expedition 1970. Six members of this expedition died. At the same time, another independent Japanese expedition undertook a combined ascent of the normal route, including Naomi Uemura who made the summit, the first attempt at the South-West Face, the tall black face on the movie poster with the Y-shaped snowy gully. Two members of this second expedition died. Crawley won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for this picture.

The Academy Film Archive preserved The Man Who Skied Down Everest in 2010. 1970 Mount Everest disaster The Man Who Skied Down Everest on IMDb The Man Who Skied Down Everest on YouTube, posted by Encore+

Shahrul Igwan

Shahrul Igwan bin Samsudin is a Malaysian footballer for UiTM F. C. in the Malaysia Super League. He plays as a defensive midfielder and as an attacking midfielder. Born in Negeri Sembilan, Shahrul joined the Bukit Jalil Sports School at the age of 14, been promoted to Harimau Muda team at the age 18. At the same time, Shahrul trialled at his hometown Negeri Sembilan in 2014; when the Harimau Muda squad played in the Singapore league, Shahrul was a key player for the squad, making 42 appearances and scoring four goals. After Harimau Muda team been dissolved in 2015, Shahrul signed two-years contract with his hometown side Negeri Sembilan. On 4 December 2017, Shahrul signed a one-year contract with Malaysia Super League club Selangor on a free transfer. Shahrul played for various Malaysian national youth teams, such as the under-19 teams. With the under-16 team, he was a regular in the team scoring four goals. On 2009, Shahrul was called up to the Malaysia U-16 for 2010 AFC U-16 Championship qualification.

As of 16 September 2018 KedahMalaysia FA Cup: 2019 Shahrul Igwan at Soccerway

Ivan Tomečak

Ivan Tomečak is a Croatian professional footballer who plays for Croatian club HNK Rijeka. He is deployed as a right full-back, but is used as a right winger or left full-back. Tomečak started his senior football career at Lokomotiva, making 47 league appearances throughout his 18-months loan spell at Dinamo Zagreb feeder team. In January 2009 he returned from the loan to Dinamo Zagreb. After spending four seasons with the club, in 2013 Tomečak was transferred to Rijeka. On 14 August 2007, Tomečak joined Croatian third-tier club Lokomotiva on an 18-month loan spell, he played in every match of 2007–08 season and helped Lokomotiva win the promotion to Druga HNL. In 2008 -- 09 season he featured in all 15 of Lokomotiva's league matches. Tomečak returned from loan on 1 January 2009 and has played an important part in Dinamo's 2008–09 championship title, his debut came on 1 March 2009 in a home match against Slaven Belupo, which Dinamo won 1–0. On 5 April 2009, he scored his first goal for Dinamo Zagreb, entering the match in 74th minute against Cibalia and scoring two crucial goals in Dinamo's 4–3 away win.

He played in both legs of 2009 Croatian Cup finals which Dinamo won third time consecutively, defeating Hajduk Split 4–3 after penalty shootout. With Dinamo Zagreb, Tomečak has won two consecutive domestic league titles, making a total of 30 league appearances for the club during the two seasons following his return, he made his debut in the European competitions on 21 July 2009 in a 2009–10 UEFA Champions League match against Pyunik Yerevan which Dinamo Zagreb won 3–0. At the start of the 2010–11 season, Tomečak won his fourth honour with Dinamo Zagreb, as the club won the 2010 Croatian Supercup. On 22 November 2011, Tomečak scored Dinamo's second goal in the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League, netting a header in Dinamo's 6-2 away loss to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu. On 7 June 2013, Tomečak signed a three-year contract with HNK Rijeka, he scored on his official debut for the club on 12 July 2013, opening the score in the 16th minute of a league match against NK Istra 1961. He established himself as a regular starter both in Prva HNL and Europe.

On 7 May 2014, Tomečak scored the winning goal in Rijeka's away win at GNK Dinamo Zagreb in the first leg of the 2014 Croatian Football Cup Final. On 31 August 2015, Tomečak signed a two-year contract with Ukrainian club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, for a fee of €1 million. However, his contract was terminated in July 2016. Subsequently, Tomečak switched clubs and countries and signed for Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr, managed by fellow Croatian and former Dinamo Zagreb manager Zoran Mamić. In his only season with the Saudi club he gave five assists. In August 2017, he penned a two-year contract. In January 2018, Tomečak moved to Mechelen's league rivals Club Brugge KV signing a 3½-year contract; the transfer fee was reported as €1 to 1.5 million On 5 February 2019 Tomečak signed for HNK Rijeka as a free agent. Tomečak started his international career for Croatia with the friendly match for the under-18 team in a match against Poland under-18, he made three more friendly match appearances for the under-18 team before he debuted for the under-19 team on 18 September 2007 in a friendly match against Slovenia under-19.

He made a total of seven appearances for the under-19 selection before debuting for the under-20 and under-21 teams. He made two appearances in friendly matches for the under-20 team throughout the 2009 and 2010. On 7 June 2009, Tomečak debuted for the under-21 team in a qualifying match against Cyprus under-21, he made his senior debut on 12 November 2014 in a friendly match against Argentina in London, coming as a 71st-minute substitute for Hrvoje Milić. As of 9 February 2020 LokomotivaCroatian Third League Promotion: 2007-08Dinamo ZagrebCroatian First League: 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13 Croatian Cup: 2008–09, 2010–11, 2011–12 Croatian Super Cup: 2010RijekaCroatian Cup: 2013–14, 2018–19 Croatian Super Cup: 2014Club BruggeBelgian First Division A: 2017-18 Belgian Super Cup: 2018 Ivan Tomečak at Soccerway Ivan Tomečak at Croatian Football Statistics Ivan Tomečak at the Croatian Football Federation

Fiona Simpson

Fiona Stuart Simpson is an Australian politician serving as Liberal National Party member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, representing Maroochydore. Simpson served as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 2012 to 2015 and further served as the Deputy Leader of the Queensland National Party and Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 2006 to 2008. Simpson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese and Government and a Masters of Organisational Leadership, she has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Diploma and an executive leadership course at John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard. She was a Rotary Exchange Student to Japan, prior to that attended Nambour State High School. Simpson was an accomplished journalist prior to entering Parliament, winning the prestigious Dalgety Excellence in Rural Journalism Award in 1989, for the State of Queensland. Simpson is the longest serving woman in the LNP party room and following the 2015 election, one of the longest serving Members of Parliament.

When she won the newly created Sunshine Coast seat of Maroochydore in 1992, she was the youngest woman to be elected to Legislative Assembly. Simpson has had shadow ministerial responsibility for Health, Main Roads, Women, Communities and Waste Watch, in addition to having been elected Deputy Leader of the Queensland National Party on 18 September 2006. While Deputy Leader, Simpson was a key player in the merger with the Queensland Liberal Party, which created the Liberal National Party of Queensland, she voluntarily stepped aside as Deputy Opposition Leader in favour of Liberal Party Leader Mark McArdle to help facilitate the merger. Following the LNP's win at the 2012 election, Premier Campbell Newman announced she would be nominated for Speaker, she was elected the body's first female speaker on 15 May 2012. The end of Simpson's tenure as Speaker was signaled with the LNP's defeat at the 2015 Queensland state election, she unsuccessfully contested the LNP leadership and was subsequently appointed as Shadow Minister for Local Government, Main Roads, Community Recovery and Resilience.

Simpson was the first female Speaker of the Queensland Parliament's 150-year career. Simpson had spoken of the need to be proactive in encouraging women to stand for Parliament and other positions of leadership. Following her appointment, Simpson continued to encourage women to consider leadership; as Speaker, Simpson initiated the Queensland Inspiring Women Awards, for Members of Parliament to nominate women in their electorate and these awards had bipartisan support. As Speaker, Simpson formally entered into a Parliamentary Partnership Agreement on 25 September 2013 between the Queensland Parliament and the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea to promote shared understanding and stronger Parliaments; this partnership was in addition to the Parliamentary Twinning relationship with the Parliament of Vanuatu. During a parliamentary debate in 2002 on changes to anti-discrimination laws that would prevent faith-based schools from discriminating against teachers not of their faith, including gay and lesbian teachers, Simpson referred to acquaintances who are'former' homosexuals.

Simpson said that she had interviewed Sy Rogers, a leader in ministering to'former' homosexuals within the controversial ex-gay movement from Exodus International. In her speech to Parliament, Simpson contrasted what she called "some genuinely held beliefs" that homosexuality is an unchangeable, born trait with those who believe that homosexuality is a "lifestyle choice", such that homosexuals may choose to "grow into heterosexuality over time". Media attention was brought to these comments in 2011, despite the comments drawing criticism from Karen Struthers, mental health psychologist Paul Martin and the gay community, neither Simpson nor the LNP have responded to questions to clarify her personal beliefs on the subject of the ex-gay movement. Fiona Simpson deleted her Facebook page following the controversy after it was inundated with criticism over her support of Exodus. Contacted in 2015 about the 2002 comments, Simpson provided clarifying remarks, saying "I understand that there are people who have been hurt by their reporting and that saddens me.

When I made those comments in 2002 I was sharing a friend’s personal story. I believe that every person has the right to have their story heard and that every person is valuable and deserving of respect. I appreciate that different people will have different stories and our community is more welcoming when we listen more and speak more compassionately.” Official Biography Personal Website Maiden Speech

Athens, Nevada

Athens is a former mining settlement in Nye County, Nevada. It was deserted that same year. After the Warrior mine was founded, Athens revived and was inhabited until 1939, when the mining operations were ceased. Athens was founded as a mining camp in 1910 after the previous year ore was found in the area by John Martinez, J. R. Stott, James Herald. In July 1910, a rush to Athens started. In that month, the mining camp had around 75 inhabitants and the camp suffered from a water shortage. On July 9, the Athens Mining District was organized at a meeting with over fifty attendees. Thereafter, thirty tents were set up. Land lots were sold in Athens for $50 and $75 by Lester Bell and businesses like a lodging house, a saloon, a store arose; the mining camp Juniper Springs was established near Athens, but both settlements merged and the new place was given the name Athens. Back the mining settlement had fifteen framed buildings and was connected to Mina by a stagecoach, that went back and forth thrice a week.

A new ore deposit, of which the ore was worth $1,000 a ton, was found by Martinez. Six of their claims were optioned for $100,000 by John McGee, but the quality of the ore in the deposit turned out to be disappointing; this led to people leaving Athens in the end of 1910. In December, the mining camp was deserted. Athens was resurrected after the Warrior mine was discovered, the most important gold mine in the district; the Warrior mine was sold to the Warrior Gold Mining Company. Because of the finding, permanent structures were built in the mining settlement. In 1913, a amalgamation mill was constructed by Harry McNamara, the owner of another productive mine in the district; the mines of Athens produced $20,000 of gold in their first few months. The Warrior mine was sold to the Aladdin Divide Mining Company, that prospected the area, in 1921; this resulted in the discovery of some ore deposits. In July of the same year, the mine was sold to the Olympic Mines Company; that company sent the ore to its mill in Omco in Mineral County.

In 1922, a new company started mining. That company, the Lucky Boy Divide Mining Company, bought an area neighboring Athens. A few years the mines stopped producing ore, because the ore had become too rare. However, all the property of the Warrior Company was sold to J. J. McNeil, who reopened the mine in December 1931; the next year, the mine was bought by Warrior Consolidated Gold. The company was not successful and therefore the mine was auctioned by the sheriff in November 1933. L. B. Spencer and L. J. Smith bought it; the ore was brought to the Dayton Consolidated mill in Nevada. Leasers were producing ore in Athens until 1939; the Warrior mine, the foundation of an amalgamation mill just east of the Warrior mine, a few other structures, debris remain at the site