Highgate is a suburban area of north London at the northeastern corner of Hampstead Heath, 4.5 miles north-northwest of Charing Cross. Highgate is one of the most expensive London suburbs in, it has the Highgate Society, to protect its character. Until late Victorian times it was a distinct village outside London, sitting astride the main road to the north; the area retains many green expanses including the eastern part of Hampstead Heath, three ancient woods, Waterlow Park and the eastern-facing slopes known as Highgate bowl. At its centre is Highgate village, a collection of Georgian shops, pubs and residential streets, interspersed with diverse landmarks such as St Michael's Church and steeple, St. Joseph's Church and its green copper dome, Highgate School, Jacksons Lane arts centre housed in a Grade II listed former church, the Gatehouse Inn dating from 1670 which houses the theatre Upstairs at the Gatehouse and Berthold Lubetkin's 1930s Highpoint buildings. Highgate contains the Victorian cemetery in which the Communist philosopher Karl Marx is buried, along with many other notable people.
The village is at the top of North Hill which provides views across London: it is 129 metres above sea level at its highest point. The area is divided among three London boroughs: Haringey in the north, Camden in the south and west, Islington in the south and east; the postal district is N6. Highgate adjoined the Bishop of London's hunting estate. Highgate gets its name from these hunting grounds, as there was a high, deer-proof hedge surrounding the estate:'the gate in the hedge'; the bishop kept a toll-house. A number of pubs sprang up along the route, one of which, the Gatehouse, commemorates the toll-house. In centuries Highgate was associated with the highwayman Dick Turpin. Hampstead Lane and Highgate Hill contain the red brick Victorian buildings of Highgate School and its adjacent Chapel of St Michael; the school has played a paramount role in the life of the village and has existed on its site since its founding was permitted by letters patent from Queen Elizabeth I in 1565. The area north of the High Street and Hampstead Lane was part of Hornsey parish and later the Municipal Borough of Hornsey and the seat of that borough's governing body for many years.
Highgate Hill, the steep street linking Archway and Highgate village, was the route of the first cable car to be built in Europe. It operated between 1884 and 1909. Like much of London, Highgate suffered damage during World War II by German air raids; the local tube station was used as a bomb shelter. Archway Crouch End Dartmouth Park East Finchley Finchley Hampstead Hornsey Kentish Town Muswell Hill Tufnell Park Upper Holloway Highgate tube station Archway tube station East Finchley tube station Highgate is known for its pubs which line the old high street and surrounding streets; some notable favourites are the Flask, the Duke's Head and the Wrestlers. Highgate Cemetery Highgate School Channing School Highgate Wood Jacksons Lane Kenwood House Highpoint I and II Athlone House formally known as Caen Wood Towers - Archway Bridge Furnival House St Michael's Church St Joseph's Church The name of the village is commonly; the 2011 census showed. The Highgate ward of Camden meanwhile was 80% white, 3% Black African.
Highgate's main Church of England parish church, St Michael's, is situated close to the summit of the hill, is the highest church in Greater London. It was built as one of the Commissioners' churches in 1831 and consecrated and opened on 8 November 1832; the architect was Lewis Vulliamy, in 1831 his original drawings for the church were exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts. From the late 17th century until 1830 Ashhurst House, the home of former Lord Mayor of London Sir William Ashhurst, stood on the site of the church; the remains of the house's cellar now form part of the church's crypt. The church's spire, built of Bath stone, with a cross of Portland stone, is a landmark on London's northern skyline. Inside, the chancel and choir stalls were done by G. E. Street in 1880; the pulpit dates from 1848. The present bench pews date from 1879; the present organ is by Hill and Davidson, installed in 1885, replacing an earlier instrument of 1842. It was overhauled in 1985. There is a monument to Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his family in the form of a slate slab in the middle of the church.
The church was damaged in the Second World War by enemy air raids and the present stained glass window at the east end was installed in 1954, replacing a window broken in the Blitz. It depicts the Last Supper. Further down Highgate Hill is the town's Roman Catholic parish church, St Joseph's, it was designed by Albert Vickers, built in 1888, replacing an earlier, smaller church of 1861. Although St Joseph's Church was opened in 1889 by the Bishop of Liverpool, it was not until 1932, when its debts were cleared, that it was consecrated; the church has a distinctive copper dome with a green patina, the interior of the dome was painted by Nathaniel Westlake in 1891. The organ is by William Hill and Sons, installed in 1945 as a memorial to the local victims of the Second World War. On Friday 26 August 1988, Michael Williams, a 43-year-old father from Highgate who worked for t
Murilo Bustamante is a retired Brazilian mixed martial artist and former UFC Middleweight Champion. He is the current leader. In addition to competing for the UFC, he has fought in PRIDE, making it to the Pride Shockwave 2005 Final, fought in Yarennoka! Bustamante was born in coastal Rio de Janeiro and had dreams of professional surfing, but began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu soon after having his first fight when he was 10 years old. Bustamante began competing when he was 15 years old, before adding judo, began boxing when he was 18. Bustamante is a black belt under the renowned Carlson Gracie, he has won numerous world titles in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which includes the World Championships of Jiu-Jitsu. Mitsuyo "Count Koma" Maeda → Carlos Gracie, Sr. → Carlson Gracie → Murilo Bustamante Murilo's grappling accomplishments include Championships at the World Class level, as well as appearances at the ADCC World Submission Wrestling Championships. In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, he has won The Mundials World Championships in 1999 and has won the Brazilian National Championship 4 times.
In ADCC, he competed at the 88–98 kg in both 1999 and 2000, the Absolute tournament in 1999. He managed a record of 3–2 with his losses coming by way of points over submission, he was the reigning and undisputed UFC middleweight champion after defeating Dave Menne at UFC 35. He made one title defense, defeating Matt Lindland, before leaving the UFC due to financial reasons and signing with PRIDE in 2003, he was a finalist of the PRIDE Welterweight Tournament 2005 on 31 December. After two impressive victories via an armbar and a TKO, defeating Ikuhisa Minowa and Masanori Suda Bustamante entered the finals against Dan Henderson. In the finals Busta dropped an close split decision to the two-time Pride champion. Murilo dedicates his time to teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Grappling and MMA to his students for all levels at Brazilian Top Team training camps, as well as seminars all over the world. Murilo would have faced Tor Troeng. Bustamante was scheduled to face Yuya Shirai at Clube da Luta on 20 July 2011 but had to pull out of the fight due to an unspecified injury.
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Rhombodus is a prehistoric genus of ray belonging to the family Rhombodontidae. Species within this genus lived from the Cretaceous period, Maastrichtian age to the Paleocene epoch, from 70.6 to 55.8 million years ago. Species within this genus include: Rhombodus andriesi Noubhani and Cappetta 1994 Rhombodus binkhorsti Dames, 1881 North America Rhombodus bondoni Arambourg 1952 Rhombodus carentonensis Vullo 2005 Rhombodus ibericus Kriwet et al. 2007 Rhombodus laevis Cappetta and Case 1975 Rhombodus meridionalis Arambourg 1952 Rhombodus microdon Arambourg 1952 Rhombodus species could reach a length of 75–100 centimetres. This genus is known from its caudal spines and rhombic teeth, which are all that fossilises; these rhombic teeth are bilobate, with a width of about 1.5 centimetres. Fossils have been found in the sediments of Africa, Europe and the Americas. Flora and fauna of the Maastrichtian stage List of prehistoric cartilaginous fish