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L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

L'Hospitalet de Llobregat shortened to L'Hospitalet, is a municipality to the immediate southwest of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. By population, it is the sixteenth in Spain, it is one of the most densely populated cities in the European Union. The first records of the settlement date to the Neolithic era with artefacts showing human habitation in the Llobregat river area. Roman artefacts have been found dating to the 2nd century BC such as a funeral decoration representing the head of Medusa, now in the Archaeological Museum of Catalonia; however it is not until the 10th century. The current name originates from the Catalan language and derives from a hostel next to the Church of Saint Eulalia of Provençana used by pilgrims in the Middle Ages; the city retained the character of a village until the 19th century when the first textile factories were built causing a population boom. The 1960s and 1970s saw a second population boom, caused by immigration from poorer regions of Spain: however this was not matched by construction of the necessary amenities and it was only in the 1990s that public investment resulted in additional schools, leisure facilities and housing.

The Swedish painter and former anarchist Ivan Aguéli died there, being killed by a train, in 1917. A slight majority of the city's residential population is native to Catalonia and over 22% of the city's inhabitants were born outside Spain; however the city has a large number of permanent or non-permanent residents from other countries of the European Union. Its population in the 2006 census consisted of 78% born in Spain and broke down as follows: L'Hospitalet's surface is 12.49 km². The area on which the city is constructed may be divided in two different geological areas. One of them follows the coast typology and is called La Marina to two coast areas of neighbouring Barcelona's Zona Franca: La Marina del Prat Vermell and La Marina de Port; the latter half of L'Hospitalet is called El Samontà, which consists of hills and a more elevated area. The city's reputation is still that of a depressed suburb, drawing on its proletarian origins and its reliance on Barcelona, but its economy has improved as can be seen from the city's new skyline and relocation of companies to the city's new financial centre.

Urban regeneration and construction took place during the 2000s, as well as ongoing work on improving public transportation in the second municipality of the Barcelona metropolitan area. The former airline Spanair's headquarters were in L'Hospitalet. Former mayor Celestino Corbacho has campaigned to improve the city's infrastructure from his position in the Ministry of Work. Torre Realia BCN – 119 meters – Completed Hotel Porta Fira – 118 meters – Completed Hotel Catalonia Plaza Europa – 105 meters – Completed Hesperia Tower – 106 meters – Completed Tower Caixa Catalunya – 106 meters – Planned Torre Inbisa – 104 meters – Completed Torre Zenit – 104 meters – Completed Hospital de Bellvitge – 82 meters – Completed Tower Colonial – 75 meters – Under Construction Tower Fadesa I – 65 meters – Completed Tower Fadesa II – 65 meters – Completed Tower Fadesa III – 65 meters – Completed City Judicial Building A – 62 meters – Completed City Judicial Building C – 58 meters- Completed Torre Melina – 60 meters -Completed El Centre El Centre is the historical centre of the city, the oldest neighbourhood, where the City Council is, as well as the centre of activities such as La Farga and many of the cultural buildings, such as the History Museum, the Can Sumarro library, the cultural centre Barradas or the Sala Alexandre Cirici.

It borders the district of Sanfeliu and Can Serra to the north, Bellvitge to the south, Sant Josep to the east, the city of Cornellà de Llobregat to the west. Sant JosepSant Josep remains framed by the square, formed by the avenue of the Fabregada and that of Isabella The Catholic to the west, the Torrent Gornal to the east, the railroad on the north side Carrilet to the south. In this area, all the industrial activities that Hospitalet had through the ages left their mark: from the flour mills and the distilleries, up to the different energetic exploitation of the waterfalls of the Canal de la Infanta or the ceramic, textile and chemical industries. In fact, Sant Josep was an industrial suburb, but the subsequent disappearance of many factories, as well as the population increase, have given it a residential character. SanfeliuCivic life in this quarter centres on the avenue of the Communities Square; this public space is the scene of the greatest holiday celebrations, such as the festival of Sant Joan, the Carnival, many other popular events.

The cultural centre is at the heart of many of the activities. CollblancThis ward has a marked commercial character, centred near the Collblanc Metro stop; the Market Square and the surroundings are the main centre of cultural life. La TorrassaIts origins has been linked to Collblanc. Today, the Spanish Square and the new park of La Torrassa are the at heart of this neighbourhood and is where the holiday celebrations at the beginning of every summer are largest. Santa Eulàlia Its origins are dated back to Medieval times thanks to the presence of the Santa Eulàlia de Provençana hermitage, it was

Sheffield Archives

Sheffield Archives collects and lists records relating to Sheffield and South Yorkshire and makes them available for reference and research. Sheffield Archives is a joint service with Sheffield Local Studies Library, they are part of the Sheffield Libraries Archives and Information Service delivered by Sheffield City Council Sheffield’s Central Library was opened in 1934. In planning it Mr J. P. Lamb, City Librarian, gave considerable thought to the accommodation and expansion of the local history and'special' collections. A large reading room was provided to accommodate readers and house the local collection of printed material. During the previous twenty-five years the beginnings of a local collection of archives had been brought together through the assistance of a Sheffield solicitor, T. Walter Hall, himself a competent antiquary and from 1910 to 1926 a co-opted member of the Libraries Committee. Through his good offices the Library in 1912 acquired the Jackson collection, consisting of many original documents and a large amount of genealogical material.

This was followed by two fine solicitors' accumulations, subsequently added to, a number of smaller groups. In 1933, in anticipation of the opening of the new building, the Fairbank collection of several thousand draft maps and plans, accumulated by a local family of surveyors between c. 1740 and 1840, was given to the Library. About the same time the executors of Edward Carpenter, the socialist writer who had lived at Holmesfield near Sheffield, presented the Carpenter collection comprising Carpenter's library, editions of his works, manuscript material. In 1926 the Library had been recognized by the Master of the Rolls as a repository for manorial records; the nearest institutions collecting documents and archives at this time were at Leeds and Derby. Though the Yorkshire Archaeological Society aimed at covering the whole of Yorkshire, it was not active in the southern part of the West Riding and the other three scarcely impinged on the Sheffield region. From the first Sheffield therefore aimed to cover an area within thirty miles radius of the Town Hall, including North Derbyshire and South Yorkshire.

The outbreak of hostilities in 1939 and the heavy air-raids on Sheffield in December 1940 affected the development of the archive collections in several unfortunate ways. Staff shortages soon meant that only routine attention could be given them, in December 1941 they were removed for safety to a comparatively rural branch library where premises had been specially strengthened to protect them. More disastrous, the Sheffield Union offices in West Bar, where the Guardians' records still remained, together with the surviving records of the old overseers of the poor, were destroyed by enemy action. At the same time business firms were turning out their old records for salvage; the war years were not, however devoid of interest, for 1942 saw the purchase of part of the antiquarian collection of Bacon-Frank of Campsall, the gift of family records from Beauchief Hall and silver-plating records and catalogues of the firm of Thomas Bradbury & Sons. After the war the collections were brought back to the Central Library and the reading room, closed for the duration, was re-opened in November 1947.

A turning point came about a year on 31 October 1948 when, with the City Librarian's active support, a meeting of the National Register of Archives was held at the Central Library with the late Lord Scarbrough in the chair. Colonel G. E. G. Malet, the Registrar of the National Register, was faced with a particular South Yorkshire problem at this time; the great Fitzwilliam mansion of Wentworth Woodhouse was about to be let to the West Riding as a college. There was an immediate need to find a repository willing to receive the whole of the family archives many of which lay stacked in the corridors there; the City Librarian and the Libraries committee agreed to accept them into custody on loan deposit and on 26 and 27 January 1949 three large furniture vans transported the archives to Sheffield. It is difficult to remember how they were housed until two new strong rooms with 1800 feet of shelving were made ready for use early the following year. During the summer of 1949 a document repairer was appointed and given a period of training at the Public Record Office.

Following the announcement in the press of the deposit of the Fitzwilliam archives, scholars from both sides of the Atlantic began to make their way to the Library to study the Rockingham and Burke papers. Professor T. W. Copeland arrived in May 1949 and five Americans were working on the papers that summer. Two years Chicago University Press undertook to sponsor a new and full edition of Edmund Burke's correspondence, with Professor Copeland as general editor. For the next 18 years the'Burke factory' was working in part of the Sheffield Local History and Archives Department on this project; the ten years following 1949 saw the deposit of several large family and estate archives, including the Duke of Norfolk's Sheffield and Worksop estate records, as well as other

Longleat Woods

Longleat Woods is a 249.9 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest south of Frome in Somerset, notified in 1972. This site includes the Ashen Copse Nature Conservation Review site; this site is a large, semi-natural, broadleaved woodland with a predominantly high forest structure, unusual in South West Britain. Over the majority of the site, where soils are poorly drained but not waterlogged, the major canopy-forming tree is pedunculate oak, with ash being locally common and distributed throughout. Hazel occurs throughout. Many plant species found only in ancient woodlands occur, including broad-leaved helleborine and wood small-reed; the breeding bird community includes woodcock, tree pipit, wood warbler, buzzard, tawny owl, greater spotted woodpecker, lesser spotted woodpecker and European green woodpecker. The breeding invertebrates include white admiral, silver-washed fritillary and small pearl-bordered fritillary butterflies and hornets

Knock Out (Gottlieb pinball)

Knock Out is a pinball machine designed by Harry Mabs and released by Gottlieb in 1950. The game was marketed with the slogan: "Uproarious Slam-Bang Animation in a Real Ring on the Playfield", it should not to be confused with Knockout by Bally from 1974. Knock Out is considered one of the best of the classic Gottlieb woodrail era; the machine has well made artwork and a mechanical animation of two boxers and a referee inside a boxing ring on the playfield. If a knockout is achieved, one of the boxers goes down and the referee counts him down. A knockout can be achieved by completing the 1 through 5 bumpers scores or hitting the 1-3 and 3-5 targets, as well as the left and right lanes and the rollover button, when lit; when each ball is plunged into play, the blocking gate between the flippers is activated and remains in place until each ball achieves 300k points. By rolling through the right or left lane twice, the big money shot is lighting the right and lift saucers for 500k. Once lit, the saucers remain.

It is possible to win a replay by completing a certain number of knock outs, selectable by the operator. The table was recreated in pinball simulation video game, Microsoft Pinball Arcade. Knock Out at the Internet Pinball Database

Tiny Francis

Murray Godfred "Tiny" Francis was a South African rugby player. He was the 218th Springbok named. Francis was born on 26 August 1907 in Bloemfontein, South Africa and educated at Kingswood College in Grahamstown, he represented the Orange Free State in rugby at provincial level from 1926 - 1931 and again from 1936 - 1938, gaining over 60 caps for his province. Francis represented the Springboks in 1931 in their tour of England, although he did not play a game, he represented Northern Province for the All Blacks tour of South Africa in 1928 and again against the British touring side of 1938

Nadine Schatzl

Nadine Schatzl is a Hungarian handballer for Ferencvárosi TC and the Hungarian national team. Nemzeti Bajnokság I: Winner: 2011, 2012 Finalist: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Third place: 2014, 2015 Magyar Kupa: Winner: 2011, 2012, 2017 Finalist: 2019 Third place: 2015, 2016, 2018 EHF Champions League: Finalist: 2012 Hungarian Handballer of the Year: 2019 Møbelringen Cup 2017: All-Star Left Wing Schatzl was born in Munich, Germany to a German father and Hungarian mother. Nadine Schatzl career statistics at Worldhandball