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Hull, Quebec

Hull is the central business district and oldest neighbourhood of the city of Gatineau, Canada. It is located on the west bank of the Gatineau River and the north shore of the Ottawa River, directly opposite Ottawa; as part of the Canadian National Capital Region, it contains offices for over 20,000 civil servants. It is named after Kingston upon Hull in England. Hull is a former municipality in the Province of Quebec and the location of the oldest non-native settlement in the National Capital Region, it was founded on the north shore of the Ottawa River in 1800 by Philemon Wright at the portage around the Chaudière Falls just upstream from where the Gatineau and Rideau Rivers flow into the Ottawa. Wright brought his family, five other families and twenty-five labourers and a plan to establish an agriculturally based community to what was a mosquito-infested wilderness, but soon after and his family took advantage of the large lumber stands and became involved in the timber trade. The place was named Wright's Town, the name Wrightville survives as the name of a neighborhood in Hull.

The Gatineau River, like the Ottawa River, was much the preserve of the draveurs, people who would use the river to transport logs from lumber camps until they arrived downriver. The log-filled Ottawa River, as viewed from Hull, appeared on the back of the Canadian one-dollar bill until it was replaced by a dollar coin in 1987, the last of the dwindling activity of the draveurs on these rivers ended a few years later. Ottawa was founded as the terminus of the Rideau Canal built under the command of LCol. John By as part of fortifications and defences constructed after the War of 1812. Named Bytown, Ottawa did not become the Canadian capital until the mid-19th century after the original parliament in Montreal was torched by a rioting mob of English-speaking citizens on April 25, 1849, its greater distance from the Canada–US border left the new parliament less vulnerable to foreign attack. Nothing remains of the original 1800 settlement. Hull was noted for its nightlife during the years 1917 to 2000.

Prohibition on the sale of alcohol in Ontario began in 1916, continued until the repeal of the Ontario Temperance Act in 1927. Hull's proximity to Ontario made it a convenient place for people from Ottawa to consume alcohol, a sharp increase in arrests for drunk and disorderly conduct was noted in Hull in 1917; as a result, in May 1918, Hull enacted local laws prohibiting the sale of alcohol. This led to a dramatic increase in bootlegging in Hull, the town gained the nickname le Petit Chicago, because its per capita crime rates were similar to those in Chicago. In 1919, a local plebiscite repealed Hull's prohibition laws, causing Hull's drinking establishments to once again thrive as a result of the continued prohibition in neighbouring Ontario. Most of Hull's bars were conveniently located near the Alexandra Bridge to Ottawa, which a local newspaper called, "the bridge of the thousand thirsts". Hull's Chief of Police stated in 1924 that the cause of Hull's lawlessness was its proximity to Ottawa, a report published in 1925 found that visitors to Hull accounted for up to 90 percent of its bar patrons, as well as the vast majority of those arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct.

A newspaper in the 1920s stated, "these taverns, which are Hull's sole attraction, are not bar rooms, but barn-like, dim rooms in old buildings". During the early 1940s—when bars in Ontario closed at 1 am and bars in Quebec closed at 3 am—residents of Ontario continued to take advantage of Quebec's more liberal policies on alcohol control. An official inquiry in the 1940s found that gambling houses and illegal bars in Hull were receiving protection from corrupt local politicians, who encouraged police not to arrest prostitutes. During World War II, along with various other regions within Canada, such as the Saguenay, Lac Saint-Jean, Île Sainte-Hélène, had Prisoner-of-war camps. Hull's prison was labeled with a number and remained unnamed just like Canada's other war prisons; the prisoners of war were sorted and classified into categories by nationality and civilian or military status. In this camp, POWs were Italian and German nationals. During the Conscription Crisis of 1944 the prison included Canadians who had refused conscription.

Prisoners were forced into hard labour which included farming the land and lumbering. The Macdonald-Cartier Bridge was constructed in 1965. A large office complex known as Place du Portage began construction in the 1970s, uprooting many businesses along what was once the town's main commercial area, displacing some 4,000 residents; the disco era of the 1970s ushered in new prosperity for Hull's nightlife, "Viva Disco" was named in Playboy magazine's top ten in North America. In the early 1980s, Hull City Council began encouraging the expansion of bars in the downtown area. Bars in Hull continued to remain open two additional hours compared to bars in Ontario, some bars offered a shuttle service from Ottawa. By 1985, Hull had the highest crime rate in Quebec, with offences in the bar district including murder, drug dealing, violence, noise and drunkenness; the Canadian Museum of History relocated nearby in 1989, politicians in Hull expressed concern about the city's image. Official committees in Hull weighed the job creation and

Kosasthalaiyar River

Kosasthalaiyar River known as Kortalaiyar, is one of the three rivers that flow in the Chennai metropolitan area. Kosasthalaiyar is 136-kilometre long and originates near Pallipattu in Thiruvallur district and drains into the Bay of Bengal, its northern tributary Nagari river originates in Chitoor district of Andhra Pradesh and joins the main river in the backwaters of Poondi reservoir. Its catchment area is spread over Vellore, North Arcot and Chennai districts, it has a catchment area in North Arcot District where it branches near Kesavaram Anicut and this tributary flows to the Chennai city as Cooum River, while the main river flows to the Poondi reservoir. From Poondi reservoir, the river flows through Thiruvallur District, enters the Chennai metropolitan area, joins the sea at Ennore creek; the river has 9 check dams. There are two check dams across the river at Vallur; the excess discharge in the river is controlled by the Tamarapakkam Anicut located across the river in the downstream of Poondi reservoir.

Vallur Anicut is a small check dam constructed near Minjur across the river to control water levels and feed irrigation channels in the area. It flows to a distance of 16 kilometres in the Chennai metropolitan area; the total catchment area of the river is 3,757 kilometres, the bed width ranges from 150 to 250 metres. The discharge capacity of the river is 110,000 cubic metres per second, the anticipated flood discharge capacity is about 125,000 cubic metres per second; the river drains up to 50,000 cubic feet per second of flood water into the sea through the Ennore creek during monsoons. Galeru Nagari irrigation project is under execution to supply Krishna river water from Srisailam reservoir in Nagari basin of Chitoor district; every year, whenever the floodgates of Poondi reservoir are opened, a considerable volume of water gets drained into the sea through the Kosasthalaiyar river near the Ennore creek. Work on 10th check dam across the river is expected to by completed by the end of 2018 at a cost of ₹ 70 million.

The structure would be 1.5 meters high. It would store water in the river for over 2 kilometers; the historic Korattur anicut located at Jamin Korattur in Tiruvallur district serves as a vital channel to regulating water to the Chembarambakkam reservoir. The dam was built in 1876 across the unpolluted stretch of the Cooum river and diverts excess water to the Chembarambakkam reservoir. In 2011, the Water Resources Department initiated the tendering process under the Irrigated Agriculture Modernisation and Waterbodies Restoration and Management project to rejuvenate nearly 200 lakes falling under Kosasthalaiyar river sub-basin; the department proposes to construct groynes to reduce formation of sand bars near the mouth the river. In May 2012, the Water Resources Department planned to construct a check dam across the river near Bandikavanur village in Tiruvallur district, about 30 kilometres from Chennai, at a cost of ₹ 300 million; the Bandikavanur check dam, to be constructed about 500 metres upstream of the Karanodai bridge on Chennai–Kolkata National Highway, would be constructed at a height of 6.3 metres across the nearly 300-metre wide river.

The check dam would recharge the water table at a radius of 10 kilometres. In 2018, two more check-dams were planned across the river. One of them will be located between downstream of Karanodai bridge; the dam will be built to a height of 1.2 meters across the river and the width will be nearly 335 meters, at a cost of ₹ 99 million. This will be the eighth check-dam built across the river. Another one will be built in about 30 km from Chennai; this will help recharge groundwater in a radius of 10 km. Cooum river Adyar river Water management in Chennai

NatWest Schools Cup

The Natwest Schools Cup is an annual English schools' rugby union cup competition. The semi-finals are held at Allianz Park, the home ground of rugby union Premiership side Saracens having in previous years been held at Broadstreet Rugby Club; the final is held at Twickenham Stadium. Competitions are held at the U15 age group levels. At each age level there are several competitions, it is sponsored by NatWest with all the fixtures and match reports posted on The Rugby Football Union's website. The Daily Mail Vase is awarded for both age groups in a secondary competition for schools knocked out in the early rounds. Recent winners of the U18 Cup include: Recent winners of the U15 Cup include: Recent winners of the U18 Vase include: Recent winners of the U15 Vase include: NatWest Schools Cup website

Igor Nesterenko

Igor Nesterenko is an Israeli-Ukrainian professional basketball player for Hapoel Haifa of the Israeli National League. Nesterenko was born in Ukraine, to a Jewish family. Nesterenko lived his first 3 years in Ukraine before growing up in Israel, he played for the Gymnasia Realit high-school team. In 2008, Nesterenko started his professional career with Maccabi Rishon LeZion. On November 1, 2008, he made his professional debut in a match against Maccabi Haifa. In his fourth season with Rishon LeZion, Nesterenko was loaned to Elitzur Yavne of the Liga Leumit. In his seventh season, Nesterenko helped Rishon LeZion reach the 2015 Israeli League Semifinals, where they were eliminated by Hapoel Jerusalem. On August 17, 2015, Nesterenko signed a one-year deal with Ironi Nes Ziona. On July 5, 2016, Nesterenko signed with Ironi Nahariya for the 2016–17 season. Nesterenko helped Nahariya reach the 2017 Israeli League Quarterfinals, as well as reaching the 2017 FIBA Europe Cup Quarterfinals, where they were eliminated by Telekom Baskets Bonn.

On July 23, 2017, Nesterenko signed a two-year contract extension with Ironi Nahariya. On January 3, 2018, Nesterenko recorded a career-high 20 points, shooting 7-of-8 from the field, along with four rebounds and three assists in a 90–98 loss to Hapoel Holon. In 33 games played during the 2017 -- 18 season, he averaged 4.9 rebounds per game. On September 8, 2019, Nesterenko joined Hapoel Haifa of the Israeli National League, signing a one-year deal with an option for another one. RealGM profile

José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva

José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva was a Brazilian conservationist and environmentalist who campaigned against logging and clearcutting of trees in the Amazon rainforest. Ribeiro da Silva, known by the nickname Zé Cláudio, campaigned against illegal logging and ranchers, he worked as a community leader at a forest reserve that produced sustainable rainforest products, such as oils and nuts. He became an anti-logging activist as illegal loggers began to encroach further into untouched areas of Pará, his forested homestate in northern Brazil, he and his wife, Maria do Espírito Santo, had received death threats for his activism in favor of the preservation of Brazil's rainforest. In 2008, a report issued by a group of Brazilian human rights groups listed Ribeiro da Silva one of a dozen activists based in the Amazon to be "considered at risk" of harm or assassination by opponents. In November 2010, da Silva was invited to speak at TED conference, he told the TED audience that his particular region of Pará once had 85% coverage of native Amazonian plants.

However, since the arrival of loggers, the region's plant biodiversity had shrunk to just 20% native Amazonian plant life. Da Silva acknowledged the death threats that he had received, "I will protect the forest at all costs; that is why I could get a bullet in my head at any moment — because I denounce the loggers and charcoal producers." José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva, aged 52, his wife, Maria do Espírito Santo, aged 51, were shot and killed in an ambush attack on May 24, 2011. The attack occurred at a settlement called Maçaranduba 2, located near their home in Nova Ipixuna, Pará. José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva had been refused police protection by local authorities, according to reports by the Diário do Pará and The Guardian. Da Silva murder brought comparisons with the killings of environmentalist Chico Mendes in 1988 and American nun Dorothy Stang in 2005. Da Silva was survived by two children from a previous marriage. Two other environmental activist were killed soon after Da Silva - Eremilton Pereira dos Santos, a farmer, killed in the same area of Pará, Adelino Ramos, a farmer and leader of the Corumbiara Peasant Movement in Rondônia, shot while selling vegetables on May 27, 2011.

The Brazilian government pledged to protect Amazonian activists in an emergency cabinet meeting held on May 31, 2011, to deal with the crisis. At the 2012 United Nations Forum on Forests held in New York, José and Maria were recognised posthumously by a special Forest Heroes Award. List of unsolved murders - Documentary about him

Love Yourself (Kimi ga Kirai na Kimi ga Suki)

"Love Yourself" is the eleventh single by Japanese boy band KAT-TUN. It was released on February 2010 by their record label J-One Records; the title track was used as the theme song for the Tokyo Broadcasting System drama, Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge, which stars member Kazuya Kamenashi. In late December 2009, it was confirmed that the B-side of the single, "The D-Motion", would be used to promote Docotomo DX, where the group would appear in the commercial. In the following month, it was announced KAT-TUN was to perform the theme song to member Kazuya Kamenashi's drama on TBS, Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge, it was announced that the title of the song was "Love Yourself" and that the song was written to convey the message of the drama. The single is released in three pressings - two different limited editions which both include a DVD featuring the single's two music videos for the title track and "The D-Motion" and a featurette of the making of the music videos respectively; the two limited edition pressings feature two new solo songs by members Kazuya Kamenashi and Jin Akanishi in Type A and Type B, respectively.

On January 29, 2010, KAT-TUN performed "The D-Motion" on Music Station. The single sold 157,000 copies on its first day, debuting at No. 1 on the Oricon Daily Singles Chart. By the end of the week, KAT-TUN gained their eleventh consecutive number one single on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart since their debut, selling 354,231 copies and holding the second most consecutive number one singles since debut with fellow Johnny's group, NEWS; this was KAT-TUN's first single to sell more than 350,000 copies in its first week since the May 2008 release of their single "Don't U Ever Stop," which sold more than 381,000 copies in its first week. At the end of the year, Billboard Japan announced the single as the 9th Hot Singles Sales Year End 2010. By the end of the year, Love Yourself was reported by Oricon to sell 439,736 copies and was certified Platinum by RIAJ denoting over 250,000 shipments. "Love Yourself" product information