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1988 Kathmandu stadium disaster

The Kathmandu Stadium Disaster occurred on 12 March 1988 at the Dasarath Rangasala Stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal during a soccer match between Janakpur Cigarette Factory Ltd and Liberation Army of Bangladesh for the 1988 Tribhuvan Challenge Shield. 93 people were killed and 100 more were injured when attempting to flee from a hailstorm inside the hypethral national Dasarath Rangasala Stadium. The Kathmandu stadium disaster is the 9th biggest stadium disaster until 2006, the worst stadium disaster in Nepal; the Dasarath Rangasala Stadium is open terrace on three sides with the west side having the only grandstand. It hosts most of Nepal's domestic and international games and the final of the Tribhuvan Challenge Shield 1988 made no exception. 30,000 spectators were present. News reports. Mahesh Bista, the-then executive committee member of the All Nepal Football Association, said they were looking forward to postpone the match but, “we decided to hold it as the rainy morning had changed into a sunny afternoon”.

There are significant hailstorms in Nepal at this time of year and on this occasion large hail began to lash the crowd causing some panic. The crowd were beaten back by the police, they returned to the south terrace where a crush developed in a tunnel exit through the terrace. The crowd could not escape because the stadium doors were locked, causing a fatal crush at the front. Despite the huge loss of life and hundreds of fans being injured, the autocratic government of Nepal at that time decided not to compensate the victims; the reason they gave was that the fans were at the stadium by their own choice and the government played no part in causing the catastrophe. After the disaster, Minister for Education and Culture Keshar Bahadur Bista and president of All Nepal Football Association, Kamal Thapa, were to resign; the Dasarath Rangasala Stadium was renovated and updated into a football stadium with track and field stadium layout for the 1999 South Asian Games with the help from Chinese government.

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Nirma (actress)

Nirma is a former Pakistani Lollywood film actress and model. She started a career in modeling followed by television dramas. Nirma was born from where she completed her early education. After the death of her father, she along with her family moved to Lahore. Film producer Ejaz Durrani gave her the stage name Nirma. Nirma's first play was Ranjish and she appeared in the television serial Do Chand and Sarkar Sahab, her debut film was Bazigar and she has appeared in films such as Laaj, Shararat and Behram Daku. In 1997, she played the role of a stage dancer in film Dream Girl, directed by Sangeeta. Punjabi film credits include Babul Da Wera. Apart from movies, she has regularly appeared in Punjabi stage dramas and various music videos. Laag Sarkar Sahab Lamhay List of Lollywood actors Nirma on IMDb

Mohammad Taghi Barkhordar

Mohammad Taghi Barkhordar known as Hajji Barkhordar was an Iranian industrialist and entrepreneur. He founded the first company producing colour TVs in Iran, he had a key role in development of Iranian home appliances industry. After the Islamic revolution in 1979 and nationalization of industries, he left the country and did not return before 1991. Milani, A.. Eminent Persians. Syracuse University Press. P. 611. ISBN 9780815609070. Retrieved 2015-11-15. "BBC فارسی - ايران - محمد تقی برخوردار؛ مرگ مردی که به خانه های ایران رفاه آورد". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-11-15

Northwest Hills, Austin, Texas

Northwest Hills, sometimes referred to as Far West after its main street, is a suburb in the northwestern part of Austin, United States. The neighborhood is home to the largest concentration of Jewish residents in Austin, includes a 40-acre complex housing a number of Jewish community organizations and schools. David Barrow Sr. and Edward Barrow, along with their associate Chuck Stahl and David Barrow Jr. were responsible for much of Austin's expansion in the flatlands and in the mountain regions during most of the 1950s and 1960s. David Sr. was primarily responsible for the eventual construction of Texas State Highway Loop 1, the highway that stretches on the east side of the neighborhood. He helped construct Mopac to help the flow of traffic for residents who lived in the northwestern quadrant of the city. Before Mopac was formed in 1966, most Northwest Hills residents had to commute to Lamar Boulevard, or sometimes as far as Interstate 35, to reach downtown, where most of them worked, he ran studies.

The first properties the Barrows bought in Northwest Hills were on Balcones Drive. They moved to the lands at Mount Bonnell, the ones that overlook the Colorado River, began to develop properties there, they developed lands further into the hills, expanding present-day Northwest Hills. The Barrows had no intention of expanding into Northwest Hills, they believed, that the affluent growth of the city was apt for northwestern Austin, that if Austin were to build an area for that segment of the population, the design would take place in hilly terrains like Northwest Hills. The Barrows thus began buying properties in the area by picking few parcels of land in sparse locations, developing them, moving to more rugged lands. Most of the lands in Northwest Hills were owned by M. E. Hart, a Canadian businessman, a man known as Capitan Knox; the Barrows struck a deal with Hart and agreed to buy the lands from him at a rolling option, meaning that they would buy them in parts and purchase them at market price.

Both of them benefited from the agreement since the Barrows did not have the capital to purchase upfront, while Hart sold the properties at an increasing market price since the values of the lands grew due to the neighborhood developments. The Barrows and their associates came to own 2,500 acres of the 3,500 acres of developed land in northwest Austin by the 1950s; the development of the lands by the Barrows were considered unique for its time. When they put together a design for the neighborhood, they wanted to create a "new" town while drawing from other developed lands of Austin's core urban area. Balcones Drive, which borders the eastern part of Northwest Hills, was intended to serve as a counterpart to downtown's Colorado River. Far West Boulevard, which traverses Northwest Hills from east to west, was conceived to be comparable to Congress Avenue, the main street in downtown Austin; the developments by the Barrows were considered unique because of the plan to include a Missouri Pacific Railroad system next to the neighborhood, as well as plans to have Far West Boulevard empty into Airport Boulevard, a main thoroughfare in the southeastern part of Austin.

Northwest Hills is located on the northwestern side of Austin. The neighborhood is sometimes referred to as Far West after its main street, Far West Boulevard, which stretches from Mopac on the east and goes deep into the residential homes on the west prior to reaching the Ladera Norte street, close to Capital of Texas Highway; the commercial area between Mopac and Mesa Drive, which intersects with Far West Boulevard, is the biggest commercial area of the neighborhood. The boulevard hosts several local and national businesses, restaurants and business offices; the streets adjacent to Far West Boulevard are the most densely populated areas of Northwest Hills. Most of the houses in Northwest Hills area feature Colonial, Californian ranch, or Texas Tuscan villa-style architectures. Beyond Mesa Drive, many of the homes have a western Austin style: big family homes with large garages, landscaped yards, old trees; the common design is limestone. The community is middle and upper-middle class, is cited as being "upscale".

Residents are quite involved with the community, they have worked together with the City of Austin on zoning issues to ensure that the neighborhood continues to experience high-quality living standards. Despite being family-residential, the area is quite popular with college students due to the area's condominiums and apartment complexes. Most of the students live in the lower part of the neighborhood, in streets like Greystone and Wood Hollow, which connect with Far West Boulevard. Jimmy Buffet wrote "Margaritaville" on Shadow Valley Drive in Northwest Hills. Https://kxrb.com/story-behind-the-song-margaritaville-by-jimmy-buffett/ Christian churches in Northwest Hills include Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic Church; every year since 1972, the Northwest Austin Civic Association, which includes residents from Northwest Hills, hosts a Fourth of July parade. The parade, in which over 2,000 Austinites participate on average each year, features a band, dance teams, antique vehicles, miniature pets, fire trucks, a so-called Ladies Lawn Chair Brigade, where female residents march the street dressed in red and blue and carrying aluminum chairs.

Northwest Hills is located in the Austin Independent School District. Schools located in Northwest Hills include: Doss Elementary School Murchison Middle School. St. Theresa's Catholic School, it is next to the church under the same

Damu Smith

Damu Amiri Imara Smith was an American peace activist. Damu Smith was born in 1951 in Missouri to Sylvester and Vernice Smith, his father was a firefighter and his mother was a licensed practical nurse. Smith was raised with sister in the Carr Square Village housing project. A working class family, they struggled to make ends meet, sometimes receiving welfare or other government assistance. Smith has said that having this experience growing up developed in him a great sensitivity to the plight of low-income communities, played a central role in shaping his views as an adult and as an activist; as a high school student, Smith had the chance to attend some of the Black Solidarity Day rallies in Cairo, where he listened to speeches by Amiri Baraka, Nina Simone, Jesse Jackson, toured black neighborhoods where white supremacists had sprayed houses with gunfire, a sight that changed his life. As a freshman at St. John's University in Minnesota, president of the Organization of Afro-American Students, Smith led a protest and takeover of the school’s administrative offices to demand a Black studies program.

It was during that time that he changed his name to Damu Amiri Imara Smith, the first three words meaning ‘‘blood,’’ ‘‘leadership,’’ and ‘‘strength’’ in Swahili, respectively. In 1973, Smith moved to Washington D. C. where he began the next chapter in his lifelong mission of advocating for social justice in the United States and abroad. He was one of the first African-American activists to fight environmental racism. Over the next thirty years, Smith's activism included vigilance in the fight against Apartheid in South Africa as Executive Director of the Washington Office on Africa and co-founder of Artists for a Free South Africa. Additionally, Smith focused his energy and attention on broad-based efforts to expose gun violence and police brutality, was active in peace and nuclear weapons freeze campaigns, working as the Associate Director of the Washington Office of the American Friends Service Committee. Smith spoke out against the U. S. invasion of Iraq in the 1990s during the Gulf War. Smith was known for his pioneering leadership in the environmental justice movement, working as the first environmental justice coordinator for the Southern Organizing Committee for Economic and Social Justice.

After touring cities impacted by chemical pollution and seeing the devastating impacts of these practices on low income and African American communities, he organized Toxic Tours in the South for Greenpeace. In 1999, he coordinated the largest environmental justice conference held, an event which led to the formation of the National Black Environmental Justice Network, the first network of Black environmental justice activists, of which he served as the Executive Director, he was the executive director of Black Voices for Peace. Smith died on May 2006 of colon cancer at George Washington University Hospital, he was survived by his companion Adeleke Foster, a daughter and two brothers. In 1986, Smith received the Malcolm X Community Service Award, he received the National Bar Association Community Service Award in 1989. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference presented Smith with an award in 1996 and in 1998, he received the St. James Citizen for Jobs and the Environment Award. Damu Smith on IMDb Appearances on C-SPAN This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States government