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Kaiser Mountains

The Kaiser Mountains are a mountain range in the Northern Limestone Alps and Eastern Alps. Its main ridges – are the Zahmer Kaiser and south of it the Wilder Kaiser; the mountains are situated in the Austrian province of Tyrol between the town of Kufstein and the town of St. Johann in Tirol; the Kaiser Mountains offer some of the loveliest scenery in all the Northern Limestone Alps. The Kaiser Mountains are divided into the Wilder Kaiser or Wild Kaiser chain of mountains, formed predominantly of bare limestone rock, the Zahmer Kaiser, whose southern side is covered by mountain pine; these two mountain ridges are linked by the 1,580-metre-high Stripsenjoch pass, but are separated in the west by the valley of Kaisertal and in the east by the Kaiserbach valley. In total the Kaiser extends for about 20 km in an east-west direction and about 14 km from north to south, giving a total area of some 280 square kilometres; the Zahmer Kaiser only just breaks through the 2,000 metre barrier. The highest elevation in the Wilder Kaiser is the Ellmauer Halt in the borough of Kufstein at 2,344 metres.

There are around forty other summits, including many well-known climbing peaks such as the Karlspitzen, Fleischbank, Goinger Halt and Maukspitze. As early as the 1920s individual nature lovers, including the "Emperor Pope", Franz Nieboer, called for greater protection of the unique natural region of the Kaiser; the primary aim of this protection was to prevent over development of the Kaiser Mountains by cable cars and roads. In those days such ideas were unsuccessful. In 1961, following a referendum, it was decided to establish a nature reserve, opened on 19 April 1963; the reserve, which covered all the peaks of the Wilder and Zahmer Kaiser, has an area of 102 square kilometres and lies within the territories of the municipalities of Kufstein, St. Johann in Tirol, Ellmau, Kirchdorf in Tirol and Walchsee; the height of the nature reserve's terrain ranges from 480 m up to 2344 m at the summit of the Ellmauer Halt. The only man-made lift in the protected area is the chair lift to the Brentenjoch saddle.

Other lift projects were not realized because of the nature reserve. For a long time, the construction of a road into the Kaisertal valley was hotly contested as it was the only inhabited valley in Austria without road access; the Kaisertal road, which now runs from Ebbs through the Anna Tunnel into the Kaisertal, was opened on 31 May 2008. It was built by the parish of Ebbs as a private road for use only by a narrow group of beneficiaries: residents, farmers and organisations with safety functions; the flora and fauna of the nature reserve is rich. In the Kaiser Mountains there are about 940 different flowering plants, 38 different species of fern and over 400 different mosses; the colonies of fungi and lichen are rich, with 100 and 236 different species being represented. The forest region comprises mixed forest with beech and spruce. In the submontane area there are ash and sycamore maple, and, in sunny areas, alder. Hay meadows, poor grassland and pastures are typical of the alpine meadows.

In the subalpine region we find the typical dwarf shrub types such as mountain pine and alpenrose, the rare dwarf alpenrose. Alpine polsterrasen are found all the way up to the summit areas. There are various wetlands stocked with typical plants; as a product of ice age processes the Kaiser is home to a number of rare endemic invertebrates, such as Allobobophora smaragdina, a door snail, a number of spiders and butterflies. Typical vertebrates are the alpine and fire salamanders, smooth snake, edible dormouse, hazel dormouse and bank vole. In higher regions there are chamois, snow vole and mountain hare. Typical birds are wood warbler, the red-breasted flycatcher, alpine chough, crag martin, alpine willow tit, lesser redpoll, alpine accentor, alpine wallcreeper and black grouse - capercaillie and rock ptarmigan. Raptors occurring in the Kaiser are the northern goshawk, Eurasian sparrowhawk, golden eagle, tawny owl, pygmy owl and Tengmalm's owl; the Kaiser is part of the Northern Limestone Alps and consists of Wetterstein limestone and dolomite.

The Wetterstein limestone has a maximum thickness of about 1000 m, which corresponds to the maximum height of the rock faces of the Kaiser. The younger dolomites are found in the valley hollows. Extensive moraine fields are a remnant of the Würm glaciation; the Kaiser Mountains are drained in the west by the Sparchenbach, which flows through the Kaisertal and empties into the Inn. Between Fleischbank and the Goinger Halt is a small cirque glacier that will disappear soon as average temperatures rise. In the far west of the mountain range is Lake Hinterstein, used as a bathing lake; the first dated evidence of human settlement in the Kaiser Mountains goes back 4000 to 5000 years. These are discoveries of the remains of Stone Age hunters in the Tischofer Cave. Other discoveries have revealed the presence of Bronze Age

Bride of the Gorilla

Bride of the Gorilla is a 1951 horror B-movie film directed by Curt Siodmak and starring Raymond Burr, Lon Chaney Jr. Barbara Payton and Tom Conway. Deep in the South American jungles, plantation manager Barney Chavez kills his elderly employer in order to get to his beautiful wife Dina Van Gelder. However, old native witch Al-Long witnesses the crime and puts a curse on Barney, who soon after finds himself turning nightly into a rampaging gorilla; when a wise but superstitious police commissioner Taro is brought in to investigate the plantation owner's death and a rash of strange animal killings, he begins to suspect that all is not as it seems. Dina is becoming suspicious of Barney, who seems to be more in love with the jungle than with her, she follows him one night into the jungle. Taro and his friend Dr. Viet follow her screams in shoot Barney. Raymond Burr as Barney Chavez Barbara Payton as Dina Van Gelder Lon Chaney Jr. as Police Commissioner Taro Tom Conway as Dr. Viet Gisela Werbisek as Al-Long Carol Varga as Larina Paul Cavanagh as Klaas Van Gelder Paul Maxey as Van Heusen Woody Strode as Nedo Felippa Rock as Stella Van Heusen Moyna Macgill as Mrs. Van Heusen Steve Calvert as Gorilla There is a mocking reference to the movie in the 1973 first-season episode "Sticky Wicket" of M*A*S*H.

The movie is featured in the first episode of the Ed the Sock series This Movie Sucks! with commentary making fun of the movie by Ed, Liana Kerzner and Ron Sparks. The film was the first movie lampooned on MSTing show Incognito Cinema Warriors XP in 2008; the film was ridiculed by the characters, who made much light of the overly-dark scenes taking place in the jungle, as well as the promiscuous nature of Barbara Payton's character. The 2015 book SCRIPTS FROM THE CRYPT: Bride of the Gorilla goes into detail about the film and its production. Two lines of the movie are played backwards in Loona's "To all LOOΠΔs around the world" teaser; the film was shot in 10 days. Edward G. Robinson Jr. was cast in the film but was fired by the producers after his arrest for writing a bad check for $138 to the Laguna Beach Garage. The gorilla of the movie's title only appears in the last few minutes of the film; the film's working title was The Face in the Water. Curt Siodmak considered switching the roles of Lon Chaney Jr. and Raymond Burr, but because of Chaney's deteriorating appearance, the idea was dropped.

List of films in the public domain in the United States Bride of the Gorilla, Full Movie on YouTube Bride of the Gorilla on IMDb Bride of the Gorilla is available for free download at the Internet Archive Bride of the Gorilla at AllMovie

Chris Anyanwu

Christiana "Chris" Anyanwu MFR is a Nigerian journalist, publisher and politician. She was imprisoned from 1995 to 1998 for treason after reporting on a failed coup d'état against the government of Sani Abacha, won several international journalism prizes during her confinement, including the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. Believing that she could make more of an impact in politics than in journalism, Anyanwu ran for office and was elected Senator for the Imo East constituency in 2007. Anyanwu was born in Imo State, she attended Owerri Girls Secondary School before moving to the US, where she earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and a master's degree in Mass Communication from Florida State University. After graduating, she returned to Nigeria, worked for the NTA and the Imo Broadcasting Corporation as a news reader and reporter. In 1987, she was appointed Imo State commissioner for Information, Sports and Social Welfare under Imo governor Amadi Ikwechegh.

Following her tenure as commissioner, Anyanwu became publisher/editor-in-chief of TSM, a weekly publication focused on political issues. In May 1995 Anyanwu was arrested following the publication of a story about a failed coup d'état against the government of Sani Abacha, whom she had refused to endorse as president. Anyanwu was prosecuted in camera by a military court and sentenced to life imprisonment on 4 July 1995 reduced to 15 years in October 1995 following pressure from national and international human rights groups. While being held in Gombe prison, she went blind. Doctors warned that she was in danger of losing her sight if she failed to receive medical attention. Shortly after her imprisonment, she received the International Women's Media Foundation Courage in Journalism Award, making news around the world. Anyanwu held in solitary confinement, was passed a note that read, "Some women in America are giving you a prize; the world is watching". Anyanwu told the IWMF that receiving the award had buoyed her spirits while in prison: "Yes!

Somebody must understand or else they wouldn’t just give out an award like this... I was much encouraged and strengthened by it, and it made me confident and determined not to cave into pressure." Two years the Committee to Protect Journalists named Anyanwu winner of the CPJ International Press Freedom Award, in May 1998 she was awarded UNESCO's Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. Because of her imprisonment, Nobel Literature Prize laureate Wole Soyinka attended the ceremony to accept the latter on her behalf. In June 1998, following the death of President Abacha and several protests from human rights groups worldwide, Anyanwu was released by Abacha's successor General Abdulsalam Abubakar on health grounds, she spent two years in Virginia, during which she wrote the book Days of Terror about Nigeria's struggle during the dictatorship. Returning to Nigeria after her book's release, she testified to her experiences in prison and confronted her former jailers, publicly forgiving one after he apologized to her.

A televised version of her now-defunct publication TSM Show was aired in 2001. In 2005, Anyanwu opened her radio station Hot 98.3 FM, based in Abuja. Anyanwu was featured in the PBS Frontline production titled Nigeria: The Road North in 2003. During the Nigerian general election, 2007 Anyanwu was elected to the Senate on the platform of the People's Democratic Party as a representative of Owerri Zone, Imo State, Nigeria. In describing her change in careers, she stated, "I felt I could do more than observe and moan the things that were not going right... With my years of reporting government, social issues and diplomacy, I had come to understand governance issues well. I felt I could be more useful in helping find solutions to the problems."After taking her seat in the Senate she was appointed to committees on Women and Youth, States & Local Government, Millennium Development Goals, Health and Defence & Army. In a mid-term evaluation of Senators in May 2009, ThisDay reported that she had sponsored bills on Occupational Health and Safety and to Criminalise and Punish Discrimination and Segregation against Nigerians, had sponsored seven motions.

The report described her as an engaging contributor to debates in plenary, active in the committees. Anyanwu was a successful contender to be reelected as Senator for Imo East on the All Progressives Grand Alliance platform in the April 2011 elections; the PDP declared that they would contest the result. Anyanwu is married to Casmir Anyanwu, with whom she has a daughter, a son, who live in the US, she is a devout Christian. UNESCO Citation

Maria Areosa

Maria Areosa is a professional Portuguese triathlete, Portuguese Duathlon Champion of the year 2010, permanent member of the National Team. In the official Portuguese ranking of the year 2010, Areosa is at the 14th position but since she attended only one of the four competitions of the circuit this ranking is not relevant. In 2010, Areosa took part in the Portuguese triathlon of the XTERRA European Tour placing 3rd at Figueira da Foz. In Portugal, Maria Areosa represents the Clube Olímpico de Oeiras. In the ten years from 2001 to 2010, Areosa took part in 31 ITU triathlons and achieved 11 top ten positions, among which two gold medals. In April 2011, Areosa opened her new season with a new top ten position in Quarteira; the following list is based upon the ITU Athletes's Profile Page. Unless indicated otherwise, the following events refer to the Elite category. Portuguese Triathlon Federation in Portuguese

West London College

West London College was an independent college of further and higher education, located in the Mayfair and Marylebone district of Central London and had a student body of 1500 full-time students at its peak. The College was part of the British Study Centres Group of Colleges which included British Study Centres School of English, Hove College; the College had its roots in correspondence schooling from the 1930s onwards. From 1992 until 2015 the College offered courses in business, marketing, computing and hospitality and had teaching premises located near Selfridges in Mayfair. Additionally, in 2004 it took over the former training facility of Marks and Spencer in Manchester Street, called Hannah House which the College occupied with its sister school, British Study Centres School of English; the College was an Approved Learning Partner of Heriot-Watt University since 1992 offering tuition for Bachelors and master's degrees and from 2012 to 2015 it was designated as the London Associate Campus of Heriot-Watt University.

Hostel accommodation was provided for students in the Bayswater and Notting Hill areas of central London. West London College had been awarded Premier Membership of Study UK, a status reserved only for those independent colleges that have undertaken a full British university Quality Assurance inspection and been duly authorized to run British university degree courses under official licence; the College held. West London College was subject to educational oversight by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education under the UKVI's Tier 4 sponsorship requirements. West London College was affiliated with British Study Centres and Hove College. West London College delivered courses either under licence or in partnership with the University of the Arts London, Heriot-Watt University, the University of Greenwich and Bournemouth University. Official website British Study Centres Group website

Finn Devold

Finn Devold was a Norwegian Arctic explorer, marine biologist and meteorologist. His father was parish priest Harald Ophus Devold. Together with his brother Hallvard Devold, Finn shared the same interest in the Arctic areas and in the expansion of Norwegian sovereignty in Greenland. Finn interrupted his science studies and traveled to the Arctic in 1923. Together with his brother Hallvard he worked at the Kvadehuken meteorology station in Svalbard, established in 1920 by the Geophysical Institute of Tromsø. While there he took part in a rescue operation of two English airmen whose aircraft had crash-landed nearby. In October 1924 the Kvadehuken facility was closed up for financial reasons and less than two years he and his brother moved to the meteorological station in Jan Mayen. In 1927 Finn measured the elevation of Beerenberg, a volcano, the island's highest point. After leaving Jan Mayen in 1928 Finn traveled to northeastern Greenland with his brother, a leader of the "Greenland case", a movement that sought to bring large swathes of East Greenland under Norwegian sovereignty.

During that time he became Fridtjof Nansen's assistant. Finn took an active part in the 1931–33 Norwegian territorial claim movement in Greenland led from Myggbukta Station, where his brother was leader of expeditions that were undertaken with the station as a base. By 1932 about 80 cabins manned by Norwegian trappers and fishermen had been built in different areas of East Greenland, including some in the distant King Frederick VI Coast and Storfjord Station in the Kangerlussuaq Fjord in between. Finn Devold led the actions in southeastern Greenland, where he had established the Finnsbu radio station.12 July 1932 the Norwegian flag was raised at Myggbukta in the northeastern claim of Norway, where Helge Ingstad was named governor. At the same time Finn Devold was asked to formally raise the flag at Finnsbu in Southeast Greenland. Denmark brought the case to the Permanent Court of International Justice in The Hague. Following the 1933 resolution of the court awarding Greenland to the Danish government, Norway's claims in Greenland were given up and most Norwegian outposts were closed.

Finn left Greenland on relief ship Signalhorn, which evacuated the staff of the stations in the Storfjord and Finnsbu areas and brought them back to Norway in August 1933. Some of the stations, such as Jonsbu at the northern end and Torgilsbu at the southern, continued operation for a few years under Danish jurisdiction and restrictions. In 1936 Finn was hired by the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research, he left involvement in politics and concentrated in his studies, obtaining a degree in mathematics and science in 1940. In 1943 he became a fisheries consultant at the Institute, he specialized in Atlantic herring fisheries and in 1950 he followed herring migrations on the new vessel "GO Sars". Finn surveyed Atlantic herring's migration patterns before winter herring fishing, he published some of the results of his research in the Norwegian press and in time his work became internationally recognized. Towards the final part of his career Finn became concerned about herring overfishing that led to the depletion of Norwegian spring spawning herring populations after the 1960s.

Although he retired in 1972, Finn Devold continued his research on herring fisheries. He died in Bergen in 1977; the North Atlantic halibut and net fishing, Bergen 1938 Contribution to the flounder surveys, Ed. UiO, 1940 From the Crimean War to our days. Part 1, vol. 3 in Norway at sea, 1953 The life history of the Atlanto-Scandian Herring, Rapp. Cons. Explor Mer, 154, Copenhagen 1963, pp. 98–108 The formation and disappearance of a stock unit of Norwegian herring, the Directorate of Fisheries, Skr. Marine Surveys 15 No. 1, Bergen 1968 Devold's diary records from the wintering in Southeast Greenland 1931/32 and about wildlife near the Finnsbu radio station in the same area are kept at the Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø. Erik the Red's Land Norwegian Institute of Marine Research Sustainable fishery Eirik the Red’s Land: the land that never was