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Idrijca

The Idrijca is a river flowing through the Idrija Hills and Cerkno Hills. It is 60 kilometres long, it rises near Vojsko, flows towards northeast and after passing through Idrija turns to the northwest. After passing through Spodnja Idrija and Cerkno it joins the Soča in Most na Soči, it belongs to the Adriatic Sea Basin. The river basin has an area of 598 square kilometres; the major tributaries are the Belca, Cerknica, Bača from the right and the Nikomlja, Kanošica, Trebušica from the left. One of the right tributaries is the Jezernica River, which originates from the Wild Lake. Being only 55 m long, the Jezernica is the shortest river in Slovenia; the river has many fish, among which the Salmo marmoratus, the Rainbow Trout, the Grayling are noteworthy. In the past, timber was driven down the Idrijca to Idrija to be used as pillars in the Idrija mercury mine. Special logging sluices were employed for this purpose from the 17th until the 19th century; the area of the upper Idrijca has been proclaimed the Upper Idrijca Landscape Park.

It encompasses numerous karst features and diverse plant species. During World War II, Pavla Partisan Hospital stood there. Senčni potok Nikova Kanomljica Otuška Sevnica Trebuščica Hotenja Črni potok Belca Zala Ljubevščica Zaspana grapa Skavnica Peklenska graba Grda grapa Luknjica Zaganjalčnica Cerknica Jesenica Bukovška grapa Žibernik Doberšček Bača A map of the Idrijca. Geopedia.si online project. Retrieved 30 March 2008. Condition of Idrijca - graphs, in the following order, of water level and flow for the past 30 days

Big Toys

Big Toys is a 1977 Australian play by Patrick White. It was his first play in 14 years; the original production was by the Old Tote Theatre Company in Sydney. The cast was Max Cullen, Arthur Dignam and Kate Fitzpatrick and it was directed by Jim Sharman; the play was written for the three lead actors. It was adapted into a 1980 TV film by Patrick White; the film was part of the Australian Theatre Festival. Diane Cilento as Mag Max Cullen as Terry Colin Friels John Gaden as Ritchie Big Toys on IMDb 1980 TV adaptation at Austlit Big Toys Australian performances at AusStage Big Toys at Why Bother With Patrick White Big Toys at Screen Australia

2017 Campeonato Cearense

The 2017 Campeonato Cearense is the 103rd season of Ceará's top football league. Ceará won the league for the 44th time. First Round All the ten teams play each other once; the top eight teams go to the Final Rounds. The bottom two teams are relegated. Final Rounds The eight teams are paired according to their ranking: 1 vs. 8 2 vs. 7 3 vs. 6 4 vs. 5 The games are played over two legs. The better teams hosts the second leg; the winners are again paired according to their ranking: Winners Game 1 vs. Winners Game 4 Winners Game 2 vs. Winners Game 3 The games are this time played over three legs; when a team wins a leg, they gain three points. When a leg is tied, each team gets one point, when a team loses, they gain zero points; the team with the most points at the end of the three legs moves on. If one team wins the first two legs, no third leg is played; the better team hosts third legs. The winners of the Semi-Finals go on to the final, played the same way as the Semi-Finals. Qualification The top two teams not playing in Série A, Série B, orSérie C, or assured qualification to Série D qualify for the 2018 Campeonato Brasileiro Série D.

The winner and runner-up qualify. The winner and runner-up qualify. Ceará win 7-2 on Aggregate. Guarani de Juazeiro win 6-2 on Aggregate. Ferroviário-CE win on penalties after a 2-2 tie on Aggregate Fortaleza wins 6-2 on Aggregate Ferroviário-CE win with 5 points, to Fortaleza's 2 points Ceará win with 7 points to Guarani de Juazeiro's 1 point. A third match was not necessary. Ceará wins with 6 points to Ferroviário-CE's 0 points. Ferroviário-CE and Guarani de Juazeiro qualify for 2018 Campeonato Brasileiro Série DCeará and Ferroviário-CE qualify for the 2018 Copa do Brasil. Ceará and Ferroviário-CE qualify for the 2018 Copa do Nordeste

Glengarry Pipe Band

The Glengarry Pipe Band was formed in early 1961 and has operated continuously since that time. The original purpose of the band was to provide a local host band for the Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville, Ontario. With the arrival of Colin MacLellan as leader in 1987, the band began competing in Grade 4, was soon winning many competitions, including the North American Championship; when the band was promoted to Grade 3, there was an obvious need to start training players at a basic level, a second junior band was formed to compete in Grade 4. Over the years, this progressive system has graduated many players from learners to the junior band and on to the senior band; the senior band progressed from Grade 4, through to Grade 3, Grade 2, becoming Canadian, US, North American Pipe Champions each multiple times, taking prizes in Scottish contests. During this period, the junior band continued as a community and prize-winning competitive band, training many players who graduated to the senior band.

In 1997, the senior band was poised to enter Grade 1, but a combination of circumstances caused the group to fold. While the senior band dissolved, the junior band continued absorbing some members of the senior band, continuing the Glengarry Pipe Band name. Under the leadership of Ross May, the band competed at Grade 4 and Grade 3 levels from 1997 to 2001. Over the years the band has acted as both a community band and as a competing pipe band, traveling throughout North America and to Scotland in pursuit of its goal of musical excellence. In 2001, Colin Clansey assumed leadership of the Glengarry Pipe Band to reconstitute a senior grade competing band. Since the senior band has succeeded in Grade 2, winning prizes in Canada and the US, as well as at the World Pipe Band Championships in 2004. In 2006, the Glengarry Pipe Band was awarded the PPBSO Champion Supreme title for Grade 2 and captured the aggregate championship at the Celtic Classic in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; the junior band continued under the leadership of Ross May, was successful at Grade 4 competitions in Ontario, New York, Nova Scotia.

In 2006, the band won prizes at several North American contests, placed 3rd in Grade 4B at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow. Shortly after the 2006 World Championships, Emily Kate MacLellan, daughter of previous P/M Colin MacLellan, took over leadership of the junior band. Shortly thereafter, Ross Davison assumed the role as Pipe Major of the newly formed Grade 5 band, slated to compete at the end of the 2010 season. Playing in only one event, the band placed third in its first competition. At the beginning of the 2011 season, Emily Kate MacLellan stepped down to pursue studies in Toronto; the Grade 4 band dissolved, members were either absorbed into the junior Grade 5 band or the senior Grade 2 band. Both bands had successes, as the senior band dominated the Ontario PPBSO circuit, the junior band placed second at the North American Pipe Band Championships. In 2012, the senior Grade 2 band merged with the nearby Ottawa Police Service Pipe Band, allowing the fielding of a bigger band, which in turn would improve the success rate of the band.

The Grade 5 band was promoted to Grade 4 after their first year of competition, proved their succession to the higher ranks as they captured a second place in the North American Pipe Band Championships for a second year in a row, amid having moved up a grade. The 2013 season will see the Glengarry Pipe Band add a Grade 5 junior band to develop junior players in preparation for the Grade 4 band; as well, the Grade 4 band will be making its return to the World Pipe Band Championships, hoping to capitalize on another dominating season in the Ontario PPBSO circuit. The Glengarry Pipe Band has two bands: A Grade 3 Band, who competes in various Highland Games across Ontario, New York State and Nova Scotia, of whom many members are taught by the Glengarry School of Piping and Drumming A Grade 5 Band,Members of the Grade 3 band include: Band website Pipe Major Colin Clansey bio Glengarry Highland Games

Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California

Looking Down the Yosemite Valley, California is an 1865 painting by the German-American painter Albert Bierstadt. It was Bierstadt’s first large-scale Yosemite picture, a subject for which he would become well known, it presents a view of one of America’s most scenic spots. Based on sketches made during a visit in 1863, Bierstadt paints the valley from a vantage point just above the Merced River, looking due west with the prospect framed by El Capitan on the right, Sentinel Rock on the left. American Paradise: The World of the Hudson River School, an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which contains material on this painting Looking Down the Yosemite Valley, California Picturing America: teachers resource book

2009 Basque regional election

The 2009 Basque regional election was held on Sunday, 1 March 2009, to elect the 9th Parliament of the Basque Autonomous Community. All 75 seats in the Parliament were up for election; the election was held with a regional election in Galicia. It would be the first time that the elections for two of the Spanish "historical regions"—namely, those comprising Andalusia, Catalonia and the Basque Country itself—were held simultaneously; this would evolve into an unwritten convention in subsequent years, with Basque and Galician elections being held concurrently in 2012, 2016 and 2020. The 2009 Basque election was the first one to be held without any major electoral candidacy from the abertzale left, after their previous iterations—the Communist Party of the Basque Homelands and Basque Nationalist Action —had been outlawed in September 2008 because of their reported ties to ETA and the outlawed Batasuna party. In early February 2009, two political groupings formed by abertzale left members to contest the election, Demokrazia Hiru Milioi and Askatasuna, were barred from contesting the election by both the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court.

In response, the abertzale left asked their voters to cast invalid ballots, both in protest to the court rulings and seeking to prevent tactical voting in favour of either Lehendakari Juan José Ibarretxe's Basque Nationalist Party or Eusko Alkartasuna. The election resulted in an upset, as Basque nationalist parties lost their parliamentary majority for the first time in 30 years, paving the way for a non-PNV led government; the Socialist Party of the Basque Country–Basque Country Left under Patxi López gained seven seats to command a 25-strong caucus, the best historical showing of the party in a Basque regional election. The People's Party, which had switched leaders less than a year before the election as former leader María San Gil quit over disagreements with the national leadership of Mariano Rajoy, had a net loss of two seats from 2005; the new Union and Democracy party, founded in 2007 by former PSOE member and regional minister Rosa Díez was able to achieve a breakthrough in Álava and have its regional candidate Gorka Maneiro elected.

Meanwhile, PNV's previous coalition partners, Eusko Alkartasuna and Ezker Batua, suffered a harsh electoral downturn with both their leaders losing their seats and resigning in the aftermath of the election. The PSE formed a minority government with López as the first non-PNV lehendakari since 1979 through a confidence and supply agreement with the PP. While both parties had established an uneasy alliance in the Basque Country since the late 1990s despite their overall national rivalry, this would constitue the most relevant agreement reached between both parties at any level of administration; the Basque Parliament was the devolved, unicameral legislature of the autonomous community of the Basque Country, having legislative power in regional matters as defined by the Spanish Constitution and the Basque Statute of Autonomy, as well as the ability to vote confidence in or withdraw it from a lehendakari. Voting for the Parliament was on the basis of universal suffrage, which comprised all nationals over eighteen, registered in the Basque Country and in full enjoyment of their political rights.

The 75 members of the Basque Parliament were elected using the D'Hondt method and a closed list proportional representation, with a threshold of three percent of valid votes—which included blank ballots—being applied in each constituency. Parties not reaching the threshold were not taken into consideration for seat distribution. Seats were allocated to constituencies, corresponding to the provinces of Álava and Gipuzkoa, being allocated a fixed number of 25 seats each to provide for an equal representation of the three provinces in parliament as required under the regional statute of autonomy; this meant that Álava was allocated the same number of seats as Biscay and Gipuzkoa, despite their populations being, as of 1 January 2009: 315,280, 1,154,628 and 704,173, respectively. The use of the D'Hondt method might result in a higher effective threshold, depending on the district magnitude; the term of the Basque Parliament expired four years after the date of its previous election, unless it was dissolved earlier.

The election decree was required to be issued no than the twenty-fifth day prior to the date of expiry of parliament and published on the following day in the Official Gazette of the Basque Country, with election day taking place on the fifty-fourth day from publication. The previous election was held on 17 April 2005, which meant that the legislature's term would have expired on 17 April 2009; the election decree was required to be published in the BOPV no than 24 March 2009, with the election taking place on the fifty-fourth day from publication, setting the latest possible election date for the Parliament on Sunday, 17 May 2009. The lehendakari had the prerogative to dissolve the Basque Parliament at any given time and call a snap election, provided that no motion of no confidence was in process. In the event of an investiture process failing to elect a lehendakari within a sixty-day period from the Parliament re-assembly, the Parliament was to be dissolved and a fresh election called. Lehendakari Ibarretxe had been scheduled to announce a snap election for autumn 2008 following his expected failure in holding a proposed referendum on the Basque Country's political status for 25 October 2008, to be averted by the Spanish government.

The electoral defeat of the Basque Nationalist Party in the 2008 Spanish general election in the region and internal opposition from the PNV leadership to an immediate election delayed the scheduled snap vote to early 2009. On 3 January 2009