click links in text for more info

Neil Bailey

Neil Bailey is an English former footballer. He played as a midfielder, he began his career at Newport County in the early 1980s, during the most successful period in the club's history. Bailey was part of the team that won promotion and the Welsh Cup and, in the subsequent season, reached the quarter-finals of the 1980–81 European Cup Winners' Cup. Bailey made 134 appearances for Newport, he joined his hometown club, Wigan Athletic, in 1983. He spent three years at Springfield Park, scoring two goals. In 1986, Bailey joined Stockport County and went on to make a half-century of appearances for the Greater Manchester club. During his time at Edgeley Park, he was loaned out to Newport County. Bailey stayed on at Stockport County as a coach. In 1992, Bailey joined Billy Ayre's Blackpool as a coach, but took to the field as an emergency fill-in when injuries dictated. Bailey was a youth team coach at Manchester United and a coach for the Professional Footballers' Association between 2002 and 2007. In January 2007 Roy Keane was appointed team manager of Sunderland and he appointed Bailey as first team coach.

When Keane resigned in December 2008 Bailey was promoted to joint Assistant Manager with Dwight Yorke under caretaker manager Ricky Sbragia. Steve Bruce was appointed Sunderland manager in July 2009 with Sbraglia and Bailey subsequently being released by Sunderland. In 2010 Bailey rejoined the PFA as a Regional Coach Educator in North West England. Newport County A-Z of transfers Bailey's profile at Soccerbase Stats for Wigan Athletic Stats for Stockport County Stats for Blackpool

Kogelbeen Cave

The Kogelbeen Cave forms part of eight caves on the dolomitic Ghaap Plateau of the Northern Cape, South Africa. It is known as Kogelbeengrotte inAfrikaans; the cave is located on Kogelbeen Farm in Pixley ka Seme District Municipality. It is the longest known cave in the Northern Cape with a length of 788 meters; the Kogelbeen Cave has a diverse fauna with over 39 species living in five life zones within the cave. The cave was first described in speleological literature in 1964; the cave is classified as a South African Natural Heritage Site under the South African Natural Heritage programme The total cave length was measured at 788 m. The cave entrance was measured with a 90 by 30 metres doline which lead to a 30 by 15 metres sinkhole; the floor slopes at a depth of just less than 8 metres. The doline walls have some holes however, the main site of the cave starts at the deepest and southern part of the doline; the Dry Passage is a short and dusky section above the entrance on two levels, which leads for 70 metres in an eastward direction.

There is a collapsing overhang to the north of the cave. The main cave descends to a small chamber, 22 metres. Along the north wall of the main chamber is a small hole in the floor; this hole leads to a moist passage known as the CO2 passage. In this passage, lethal CO2 levels are reached after penetration of a depth of 43 metres; these lethal levels of CO2 prevented further exploration. The main cave continues into a main chamber, at 31 metres. Southeast of the main chamber lies a long passage called the Bat Passage, which slopes upwards for about 120 metres. There are a few minor parallel passages linking with the Bat Passage; the passage has a high ceiling, more prominent towards the end of the passage. Westward of the main chamber lies a small crawlway which leads to a low and wide passage called the Water Passage; the Water passage is filled with numerous shallow seepage pools. The water table is reached at 57 metres; the 1980 Hitchcock survey differs from the Irish & Marais Survey with regards to the CO2 passage.

Hitchcock penetrated the CO2 passage all the way to the water table, but makes no mention of the lethal carbon dioxide levels. The air composition is described as,'the air was good'. Hitcock measured the water table level in the Water Passage at 53 m unlike the 57 m measured from the Irish and Marais Survey; the water level in the CO2 passage is measured at 73 metres. The current lethal CO2 levels make it near impossible to confirm Hitchcocks measurements of the carbon dioxide passage; the main chamber has a temperature of 19 °C, the temperature rises to 21 °C in the Bat Passage and 22 °C in the water passage. The relative humidity in the Water Passage and the Bat Passage reaches 100%; the humidity drops to 80 % in the Entrance Passage. The water temperature of the main pool is 21 °C. Subjective commentary on the carbon dioxide levels over time indicate an increase in CO2 over the past two decades. Hitchcock reported no CO2 levels after penetrating both the Water Passage and the Carbon Dioxide Passage in 1980.

Irish and Marais reported high CO2 in the Water Passage and lethal CO2 presence in the CO2 passage in 1991. The survey in 1997 found the Water Passage to be more uncomfortable with the high CO2 composition of the air and the CO2 passage impossible to survey. There are five life zones in the cave that are distinguishable namely: The entrance zone includes the doline as well as the twilight cave areas The dark dry zone includes the Dry Passage The wet zone includes the Main Passage, Water Passage and Bat Passage The CO2 zone includes the CO2 passage The aquatic zone includes the groundwater pools and one taxon Animals found using the doline and entrance of the Kogelbeen Cave include: baboon Papio ursinus hyrax Procavia capensis porcupine Hystrix africaeaustralis rock pigeons Columbia guinea palewinged starlings Onchognathus nabouroup barn owls Tyto alba frogs Cacosternum boettgeri opilionid spider Polycoryphus asper The doline serves well for moisture loving creatures who would otherwise not survive in other areas of Kogelbeen.

The Kogelbeen cave functions as an important bat roost being home to three bat species, including Miniopterus schreibersii with a population of over 60 000, the Rhinolophus clivosus and the Rhinolophus darlingi, with a combined population of about 5000. Other bat species found include: Rhinolophus denti Nycteris thebaica Myotis tricolor Eptesicus capensis Tadarida aegyptiaca These bats are found in the Main Chamber as well as the Bat passage. Considering the large population of bats, unexpectedly thin guano deposits are found. Species that are dependent on the guano deposits include: a white fungus that grows on the guano as well as bat remains, psychodidae flies found in Bat Passage with multitudes of their nematocerous larvae found in wet guano, flies including the Camillidae D. barraclough, pers. Com and another two unidentifiable speciesDetritivores that feed on older guano deposits include: isopods Oniscus species as well as small red mites of Uropodidae family. Lepidospora species are only found in the carbon dioxide passage, Ptinidae beetles, unidentified Psocoptera, Eurycho species Coleptera and Tenebrionidae as well as Large hairy catterpillers Lepidoptera larvaePreditors in the Kogelbeen Cave include: A large variety of spiders but Gnaphosidae and other Ariadne species Assassin spiders ReduviidaeParasites in the Kogelbeen cave include the mite of the Argus species Argasidae, w

Toa river

The Toa is a river located in the Guantánamo Province of Cuba, which flows across the country. This river has 72 tributaries; the Toa river is well known for its crystal clear waters. The watershed of the Toa river extends for 1,061 square kilometres, has a half slope of 260 metres, it takes up about 70% of the Cuchillas del Toa Biosphere Reserve. The area around the river is home to many species of endemic flora and fauna, including at least 1000 species of flowers and 145 species of ferns. Species in danger of extinction, such as the tocororo and the hook-billed kite, are among the fauna of this area. List of rivers of Cuba Nipe-Sagua-Baracoa

Spike Island (Cheshire)

Spike Island is an island between the Sankey Canal and the estuary of the River Mersey, part of Widnes in the Borough of Halton in north-west England. The island contains parkland, woodland, a path along the canal and is next to the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre, the only science museum in the UK devoted to chemistry; the island was at the centre of the British chemical industry during the 19th century and part of the Industrial Revolution. However, by the 1970s the area contained abandoned chemical factories, rail lines and industrial dockage, extensive chemical pollution. Between 1975 and 1982 the island was returned to green spaces. Spike Island was the site of a famous outdoor concert by The Stone Roses in May 1990. A film about the concert called Spike Island was released in 2012

Georg Klein (composer)

Georg Klein is a sound and media artist and composer. Based in Berlin, he lived in Rome, Los Angeles and Istanbul. With a background in composition, Georg Klein has developed a multi-faceted artistic practice, in which he works with sound, video and photography. In his installations and interventions – in particular those in public spaces – he intensifies the visual, acoustic and political aspects into an area of tension, in which visitors become involved, either on an interactive or participatory basis; the point of departure of his work is the investigation of situations. He focuses on their inherent contradictions, which he transforms aesthetically so as to become a topic of discussion and deliberation; the theme of borders and their transgression, in psychological inner space and in political public space, plays an important role in his work, both in terms of content as well as form. With his site-specific installations, as well as his concert works and radio play-like sound walks, he challenges, in an irritating manner, his public’s perception of the border between art and reality.

He plays with trans-border, audio-visual communication spaces using techniques such as the artistic fake, which lead the recipient into an uncertain terrain, to question identities, and, in a provocative fashion, forces the visitor to engage in critical reflection. In recent years, the artistic debate on societal power relations in politics and the economy has been the focus of his artistic as well as curatorial work, his interventions in both physical space and the public media have at times provoked strong reactions from the public and press, as his work has made use of a subversive-affirmative strategy and has thereby abandoned the safe and secure framework of art. "Georg Klein’s work is an anomaly in both sound and new media art. In sound art there is no other artistic position that deals so intensively and rigorously with social reality and public urban space. While these themes are more widespread in new media art, one finds no other artists in that field who have given the musical and the auditory the same precedence, nor is there the same kind of connection to place that Klein has developed.

These two aspects constitute the unique quality of this artist’s aesthetic thinking: The precision and sensitivity with which he chooses sounds, images and text compositions for a given project are as unusual as the site-specificity that forms the core of his aesthetic.". Georg Klein was born in 1964 in Germany, he began his studies in sound engineering and communication studies first at the Technical University of Munich, at the Technical University of Berlin. He studied the philosophy of religion and music ethnology at the Freie Universität Berlin, he worked for three years as a research assistant for a project on the visualization of sound for deaf people and was a lecturer at the FU Berlin. In 1996, he first emerged as a composer and worked in the following years in the Electronic Studio of the TU Berlin on live electronic and computer music. In 2001, he turned to installation as his artistic public space as his performance site. From 2001 to 2005, he was chairman of the Berlin Society of New Music.

He began to incorporate the medium of video in his work. In 2003, he founded an office for sound and media art, with Julia Gerlach, their projects received support from the Capital Cultural Fund in Berlin, the Goethe-Institute, the German Foreign Office, the German-Polish Foundation, the Schering Foundation. With his project TRASA he received international attention: he extended public space by connecting two cities for two months. Therefore, he developed a concept of interactive media art at certain urban places. With the suisse performance artist Steffi Weismann he created interactive installations. In his installation turmlaute.2: watch tower he worked with a fake by founding a new political organisation which provoked strong reactions in public. In 2009 two of his most delicate works were realized: Sprich mit mir in the Red-Light-District of Braunschweig and RamallahTours in Israel, this work dealing again with a fake in public space and the internet. In 2010 he showed a dual audio-visual installation on oriental and occidental assassins: gunmen and martyrs in Berlin and Istanbul, using the self-manifestations of young, male assassins.

Borders and their violation – politically and mentally – are the central topic in his exhibition “borderlines” including his ongoing work tracing Godwin with an illegal immigrant from Nigeria appearing in the streets of different European cities. With his work GNADE / MERCY, installed in front of banks and job centers, the work UNzuRECHT / UNorJUSTICE and toposonie::spree he takes up current social themes in order to expand on them in a confusing and ambivalent manner, challenging the viewer/listener to confrontational examination. In 2015 he got the Dialogue Award of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for his project European Border Watch Organisation at the European Media Art Festival EMAF in Osnabrueck; the jury said: "Passing by an offic