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High Tatras

The High Tatras or High Tatra Mountains, are a mountain range along the border of northern Slovakia in the Prešov Region, southern Poland in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship. They are a range of the Tatra Mountains chain; the mountain range borders Belianske Tatras to the east, Podtatranská kotlina to the south and Western Tatras to the west. The major part and all the highest peaks of the mountains are situated in Slovakia; the highest peak is Gerlachovský štít, at 2,655 metres. The High Tatras, having 29 peaks over 2,500 metres AMSL are, with the Southern Carpathians, the only mountain ranges with an alpine character and habitats in the entire 1,200 kilometres length of the Carpathian Mountains system; the first European cross-border national park was founded here—Tatra National Park—with Tatra National Park in Slovakia in 1948, Tatra National Park in Poland in 1954. The adjacent parks protect UNESCO's trans-border Tatra Biosphere Reserve. FaunaMany rare and endemic animals and plant species are native to the High Tatras.

They include the Tatras' endemic goat-antelope and critically endangered species, the Tatra chamois. Predators include Eurasian brown bear, Eurasian lynx, marten and fox; the Alpine marmot is common in the range. FloraFlora of the High Tatras includes: the endemic Tatra scurvy-grass, yellow mountain saxifrage, ground covering net-leaved willow, Norway spruce, Swiss pine, European larch; the 15 highest peaks of the High Tatras—all located in Slovakia—are: Kriváň, 2494 meters called Slovakia's "most beautiful mountain" Rysy, the popular Polish−Slovak summit border crossing. Rysy has three peaks: the middle at 2,503 meters; the north-western peak is the highest point of Poland. Slavkovský štít, 2452 meters tall, within the Tatra National Park, Slovakia Morskie Oko - 1,395 m, 51 m deep. Czarny Staw pod Rysami - 1,583 m, 76 m deep. Wielki Staw Polski - 1,664 m, 79 m deep. Štrbské pleso - 1,347 m, 20 m deep. Veľké Hincovo pleso - 1,945 m, 54 m deep. Popradské pleso - 1,494 m, 17 m deep. Zmrzlé pleso Ťažké pleso Ľadové pleso Batizovské pleso Veľké Spišské pleso - 2,019 m, 10 m deep.

Veľké Žabie pleso - 1,921 m, 7 m deep Vysne Bielovoeske Zabie pleso - 1,699 m, 25 m deep. Nizne Bielovodske Zabie pleso - 1,675 m, 21 m deep. Czarny Staw Gąsienicowy - 1,624 m, 51 m deep; the area is well known for winter sports. Ski resorts include Štrbské pleso, Starý Smokovec and Tatranská Lomnica in Slovakia, Zakopane in Poland; the town of Poprad is the gateway to the Slovak Tatra resorts. PeopleThe Górale people, a group of indigenous people with a distinctive traditional culture, are of the High Tatras and other mountain ranges and valleys in the Tatra Mountains region. Ludwig Greiner identified Gerlachovský štít as the highest summit of the Tatra Mountains, the entire Carpathian Mountains system, it is the highest point of Slovakia. Places and servicesVysoké Tatry Orla Perć — tourist mountain path/trail. Tatra Volunteer Search and Rescue Mountain Rescue Service Tatra National Park, Poland Tatra National Park, Slovakia Tourism in Poland Tourism in Slovakia 1989 Tatry - named after High Tatras "The Tatras: High, Bela's".

UNESCO — Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountains Tatry.org: Tatry Open Directory Tatry.sk: Official town of High Tatry website TldTatry.sk: Tatra Cable Railways Summitpost.org: High Tatra Mountains High Tatra Mountains visualized in 3D 3D scan of Lomnický peak, one of the highest mountain peaks in the High Tatras mountains. VysokeTatry.com— various maps of the High Tatras Butkaj.com: photos of villages in the High Tatras — after the 2004 storm calamity

Grant Flower

Grant William Flower is a Zimbabwean cricket coach and former cricketer. He is rated among the best Zimbabwean cricketers in history for his consistent left arm spin and fine batting skills, he was a fitness fanatic who spends hours in the gym, was regarded as a brilliant fielder, seen in the gully. "Flower Power", the combination of Grant and his brother Andy Flower, was the mainstay of Zimbabwean batting for a decade. He was his team's most successful opening batsman who played the role of anchorman, with strokeplayers coming in down the order, he played a lead role in, Zimbabwe's finest Test victory, against a strong Pakistan side. He would show a liking for the Pakistani side over his career, averaging over 40 against them and scoring 3 centuries including an unbeaten 201. In July 2014, he was appointed as batting coach of the Pakistan cricket team for a period of two years, he was the first batsman to have carried his bat across 2 different formats and the only batsman to have carried out his bat in both ODIs as well as in tests.

Grant Flower was born in Salisbury and was educated along with his brother Andy at North Park School where they were the best players in their age groups. Although always an allrounder, he bowled seamers in his early days and his bowling was rated more than his batting, it was at St. George's College where he changed to spin bowling. Quite Flower is part of the famous talent production line from St George’s College, which includes England cricketers Sam and Tom Curran as well as New Zealand international Colin de Grandhomme among a plethora of other internationally capped players. In the summer of 1990/91 his elevation to a professional cricketer was confirmed when he was employed by the Zimbabwe Cricket Union, his debut first-class game for Zimbabwe came against England A. In his second match he opened the innings and was rewarded with a fifty adding what would be the first of many century partnerships with his brother Andy. At just 19, Flower was part of the 1990 ICC tournament where the winner would qualify for the World Cup.

Zimbabwe would go on to win the competition with Grant Flower scoring in the early games. Had they not won the competition it is that Zimbabwe would not have made their rise to Test cricket, at least not until much later. Grant Flower missed out on the 1992 World Cup due to injury. In 1993 Grant spent a season in England with Widnes Cricket Club in the Manchester and District Cricket Association, he spent a season at Wallasey Cricket Club of the Liverpool Cricket Competition in 1995. After the World Cup Zimbabwe were promoted to Test status and Flower was unanimously selected to play against the Indians for the Inaugural Test match. On a flat pitch, he dominated in a 100 run opening stand, he would go on to score 82. Zimbabwe again met the Indians this time on their home turf and again fell just short of a maiden Test century when he fell for 96. Pakistan toured Zimbabwe in 1995 and in the 1st Test Flower scored his maiden Test century. Not content, he went on to register double hundred, he faced 523 balls as Zimbabwe scored a massive 4/544 declared.

His innings would help Zimbabwe to win their first Test match as they won by a convincing Innings and 64 Runs. He would continue to haunt the Pakistani side, scoring his second Test century at Sheikhupura Stadium in Pakistan. In 1997 Flower became the first Zimbabwean to score a century in both innings of a Test match. Playing against New Zealand in Harare, he scored 104 and 151. A year he scored his 5th Test century, an innings of 156 not out at Queens Sports Club against Pakistan, he would suffer a form slump after that innings, not scoring a 99 for 33 innings including 6 ducks. On 25 November 2000 he ended his slump with a fine 106 against India and would go on to score 4 50's in his next 6 innings. By the end of his ODI career, Flower had taken more wickets than any other Zimbabwean bowler except Heath Streak, his ODI statistics make better reading than his Test statistics. He would score 6 ODI tons and had it not been for the nervous nineties may have had many more. 9 times he was either dismissed in the 90's.

One of his most memorable centuries would come in the final of a one-day triangular tournament in Bangladesh. Playing against Kenya he smashed an 82 ball century and finished with 140, just 2 short of the national record at the time, he holds the record for taking the most catches as fielder for Zimbabawe in ODI historyFlower more was the first batsman to carry his bat right through the completed innings of an ODI. He holds the unique record for being the only batsman in ODI cricket to have carried his bat in an One Day International match in a winning cause. In 2004 he announced his retirement from international cricket; this was due to the dispute between the rebels and the Zimbabwean Cricket Union. He signed a contract with Essex as a Kolpak player. There was some grumbling amongst Essex supporters at his signing, but this appeared to die down after his first season, when he topped the Essex 2005 List-A batting averages and was third in the number of wickets taken. Following another fine season for Essex which turned out to be his last season of county cricket, Flower was handed a shock recall to the Zimbabwe team for the tour of South Africa.

He is expected to combine playing duties with his role of batting coach of the national side and was in contention to play in the 2011 Cricket World Cup held in India. He made his international return in October 2010 the first ODI of a three-match series vs South Africa. On May 2014, he

Indrek Siska

Indrek Siska is a retired Estonian professional beach soccer midfielder and striker, who played in Swiss club BSC Solothurn. His previous club were Estonian Augur and Israeli Kfar Qasem BSC, he was the member of Estonia national beach soccer team. He is the team's top scorer with 28 goals in 16 games, he was given a life-long ban in 2014 for match-fixing. Estonian CupWinner 2010 Rannajalgpalli Meistriliiga Champion 2007, 2012 Runner-up 2008, 2009 All-time top scorer Champions league top goal scorer 2008 Rannajalgpalli Meistriliiga top goalscorer 2008 Estonian best beach soccer player 2008 Rannajalgpalli Meistriliiga top goalscorer 2009 Rannajalgpalli Meistriliiga top goalscorer 2010 Rannajalgpalli Meistriliiga top goalscorer 2012 Estonian best beach soccer player 2012 Saalijalgpalli MeistriliigaChampion 2008 Runner-up 2010 Top goal scorer 2008 Profile on Estonian Football Association homepage Indrek Siska at the Estonian Football Association Indrek Siska national team profile at the Estonian Football Association