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Lake Okeechobee

Lake Okeechobee known as Florida's Inland Sea, is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Florida. It is the eighth largest natural freshwater lake among the 50 states of the United States and the second largest natural freshwater lake contained within the contiguous 48 states. Okeechobee covers 730 square miles half the size of the state of Rhode Island, is exceptionally shallow for a lake of its size, with an average depth of only 9 feet; the Kissimmee River, located directly north of Lake Okeechobee, is the lake's primary source. The lake is divided between Glades, Martin, Palm Beach, Hendry counties. All five counties meet at one point near the center of the lake; the name Okeechobee comes from chubi. Mayaimi, meaning "big water," is the oldest known name, as reported in the 16th century, by Hernando de Escalante Fontaneda. In the 16th century, René Goulaine de Laudonnière reported hearing about a large freshwater lake in southern Florida called Serrope. By the 18th century the mythical lake was known to British mapmakers and chroniclers by the Spanish name Laguna de Espiritu Santo.

In the early 19th century it was known as Mayacco Lake or Lake Mayaca after the Mayaca people from the upper reaches of the St. Johns River, who moved near the lake in the early 18th century; the modern Port Mayaca on the east side of the lake preserves that name. On the southern rim of Lake Okeechobee, three islands—Kreamer and Torey—were once settled by early pioneers; these settlements had a general store, post office and town elections. Farming was the main vocation; the fertile land was challenging to farm because of the muddy muck. Over the first half of the twentieth century, farmers used agricultural tools—including tractors—to farm in the muck. By the 1960s, all of these settlements were abandoned. All of Lake Okeechobee was included in the boundaries of Palm Beach County when it was created in 1909. In 1963, the lake was divided among the five counties surrounding the lake. In 1926 the Great Miami Hurricane hit the Lake Okeechobee area, killing 300 people. Two years in 1928, the Okeechobee Hurricane crossed over the lake, killing thousands.

The Red Cross reported 1,836 deaths, a figure which the National Weather Service accepted, but in 2003, the number was revised to "at least 2,500". In both cases the catastrophe was caused by flooding from a storm surge when strong winds drove water over the 6.6-foot mud dike that circled the lake at the time. After the two hurricanes, the Florida State Legislature created the "Okeechobee Flood Control District"; the organization was authorized to cooperate with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in actions to prevent similar disasters. U. S. President Herbert Hoover visited the area and afterward the Corps designed a plan incorporating the construction of channels and nearly 140 miles of levees to protect areas surrounding Lake Okeechobee from overflow; the Okeechobee Waterway was opened on 23 March 1937 by a procession of boats which left Fort Myers, Florida on 22 March and arrived at Stuart, Florida the following day. The dike was named the "Herbert Hoover Dike" in honor of the president; the 1947 Fort Lauderdale Hurricane sent an larger storm surge to the crest of the new dike, causing it to be expanded again in the 1960s.

Four recent hurricanes - Frances, Jeanne and Irma – had no major adverse effects on communities surrounding Lake Okeechobee though the lake rose 18 inches after Hurricane Wilma in 2005. Tropical Storm Ernesto increased water levels by 1 foot in 2006, the last time. However, the lake's level began dropping soon after and by July 2007, it had dropped more than 4 feet to its all-time low of 8.82 feet. In August 2008, Tropical Storm Fay increased water levels to 2 feet above sea level, the first time it exceeded 12 feet since January 2007. Over a seven-day period, about 8 inches of rain fell directly onto the lake. During construction of the dike, earth was excavated along the inside perimeter, resulting in a deep channel which runs along the perimeter of the lake. In most places the canal is part of the lake, but in others it is separated from the open lake by low grassy islands such as Kreamer Island. During the drought of 2007–2008 this canal remained navigable while much of surrounding areas were too shallow or above the water line.

When the waters are higher, navigating the open lake can be tricky, whereas the rim canal is simple, so to reach a specific location in the lake it is easiest to go around the rim canal to get close take one of the many channels into the lake. In 2007, during a drought, state water and wildlife managers removed thousands of truckloads of toxic mud from the lake's floor, in an effort to restore the lake's natural sandy base and create clearer water and better habitat for wildlife; the mud contained elevated levels of arsenic and other pesticides. According to tests from the South Florida Water Management District, arsenic levels on the northern part of the lake bed were as much as four times the limit for residential land. Independent tests found the mud too polluted for use on agricultural or commercial lands, therefore difficult to dispose of on land. Through early 2008, the lake remained well below normal levels, with large portions of the lake bed exposed above the water line. During this time, portions of the lake bed, covered in organic matter, caught fire.

In late August 2008, Tropical Storm Fay inundated Florida with record amounts of

Ivan Tsarevich and the Gray Wolf 2

Ivan Tsarevich and the Gray Wolf 2 is a 2013 Russian full-length traditionally-animated film directed by Vladimir Toropchin. One day the Scholar Cat reads Pushkin's poem Lyudmila aloud. Ivan and Vasilisa have been married for a year and are the second persons of the state. Ivan is always busy with state affairs, in fact having the role of the War Minister, while his wife is bored; because of this, the couple quarrel, the King with the Wolf and the Cat think how to reconcile them. The Cat appeals for help to the "villain in retirement" Chernomor, who has long lost his beard and now is working as a clown, he is promised the role of Othello in the theater of the faraway kingdom as an award for the successful abduction of Vasilisa, since in his soul he is a tragedian. But because of the sorcerer's sister, Naina's bat, the "two-way curse" of Chernomor's beard of these heroes, there is confusion in "place of destination", a flight to the Moon and much more... Nikita Yefremov - Ivan Tsarevich Aleksandr Boyarsky - Gray Wolf Mikhail Boyarsky - Scholar Cat Tatiana Bunina - Vasilisa Ivan Okhlobystin - The King Irina Rakhmanova - Frog Maksim Sergeev - Chernomor Andrei Lyovin - heroes Anatoly Petrov - Elder Elena Shulman - mermaid Ekaterina Gorokhovskaya - Naina The film received the Best Animated Film prize at the 2014 Golden Eagle Awards.

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Prakash Tandon

Prakash Tandon was one of India's most influential business leaders in the second half of the 20th century. He attained fame for his classic account of Punjabi life in the autobiographical book "Punjabi Century," the first part of a trilogy of which the next two parts were "Beyond Punjab and "Return to Punjab", he directed Hindustan Lever during the important transitional phase of Indian management. He was the first Indian Chairman of Hindustan Lever Ltd.. A Chartered Accountant, trained in London, he was one of the pioneers of professional management in India, he served as the chairman of the State Trading Corporation and Punjab National Bank and is credited with earning distinction as a CEO who for his systems and honesty in running PSU's. In 1974 Reserve Bank of India constituted a study group headed by Shri Prakash Tandon, the Chairman of Punjab National Bank, with a view to study the entire gamut of Bank's finance for working capital and suggest ways for optimum utilisation of Bank credit.

This was the first elaborate attempt by the central bank to organise the Bank credit. The report of this group is known as Tandon Committee report. Most banks in India today continue to look at the needs of the corporates in the light of methodology recommended by the Group. Biography Prakash Tandon born in a canal colony in the Punjab, his autobiographical writings, published in the second half of the twentieth century, give vivid accounts of life in Punjab from the late nineteenth century. Following schooling in Gujarat and Lahore Government College, Tandon sailed for Britain in 1929, aged eighteen years old, his elder brother, was in London. Tandon enrolled at Manchester University with the view to become a Chartered Accountant, of which there were few qualified Indians at the time. Tandon spent eight years in Britain, he got involved in the University debating team, following his degree at Manchester stayed in London to pursue some economics research and his accountancy qualifications. At a students' congress in Oxford, he met a Swedish woman, Gärd.

In 1937, Tandon returned to India. He settled in Bombay and he got a job at Unilever. Despite his accountancy qualification, Tandon was employed in the advertising department and earnt less than his British colleagues, he became director of Unilever in 1951. He was a member of the first board of Hindustan Lever in 1956 and the first Indian Chairman in 1961. Tandon was an influential business leader in independent India, one of the pioneers of professional management in India. In the Punjabi Century, Tandon describes the period of the British Raj as a "benevolent bureaucracy which gave much opportunity for building and therefore attracted men who liked pioneering..." Tandon goes on to write about his generation, who "took for granted" the "blessings" of the British Empire. Obituary in Businessworld Review in the Hindu

Oak Park Football Club

Oak Park Football Club is known as The Oakers, OPFC and The Kangas. Oak Park Football Club is an Australian rules football club located 12 km north west of Melbourne in the suburb of Oak Park and was founded in 1957 as a junior club playing Under 15's in a local junior competition. In 1960 was established as a senior club in the Essendon District Football League B Grade; the under age teams moved to the EDFL in 1962. An open age reserve team was formed in 1964 and a third open age team competed between 1979 and 1985; the club first senior premiership was the 1983 B Grade. Oak Park won consecutive A Grade premierships in 2002 and 2003. A Grade - 2002, 2003 B Grade - 1983, 2009 B Grade Reserves - 2011The club fields eleven teams – Senior, Reserve, U/18 & eight juniors teams! Tim HarringtonNorth Melbourne Peter German – North Melbourne Wayne Harmes – Carlton Premiership Player David Rodan – Richmond & Port Adelaide Peter FaulksSydney & Fremantle Jake MelkshamEssendon Football Club Alan Mangels - Carlton Football Club & Geelong Football Club EDFL Website Full points Footy

Papilio paris

Papilio paris, the Paris peacock, is a species of swallowtail butterfly found in the Indian subcontinent and southeast Asia. P. p. arjuna Horsfield, 1828 P. p. battacorum Rothschild, 1908 P. p. chinensis Rothschild, 1895 P. p. gedeensis Fruhstorfer, 1893 P. p. hermosanus Rebel, 1906 P. p. nakaharai Shirôzu, 1960 P. p. paris Linnaeus, 1758 P. p. tamilana Linnaeus, 1758 P. p. tenggerensis Fruhstorfer, 1893 Upperwings are black and irrorated with dark green scales, which on the outer portion of the forewing coalesce and form an incomplete postdiscal narrow band, straighter than the similar subterminal band on the forewing of Papilio polyctor. On the hindwing, the irroration of dark green scales does not extend to the costal margin and is interrupted posteriorly by a broad postdiscal area, on both sides of which the green scales coalesce to form narrow diffuse bands. Underside opaque black. Forewing with a broad elongate triangular pale area that does not extend to the termen, formed of internervular broad pale ochraceous-white streaks, short near the tornus longer up to the costa.

Hindwing: a prominent subterminal series of ochraceous-red lunules traversed by short violet-blue lines. Cilia conspicuously white in the interspaces. Antennae, head and abdomen black, the latter three sprinkled with green scales above. Similar to the male but somewhat paler and duller. Upperside of the forewing has the green postdiscal band shorter and more incomplete than in the male. Hindwing with the upper discal patch smaller green and not blue, the red subterminal lunule in interspace 7 is always present and more prominent than in the male. Underside of wings similar to that in the male, but the tornal and subtornal markings formed into more or less complete eyespots. Wingspan: 106–132 mm The Himalayas from Kumaon to Sikkim and Bhutan. A common insect in Sikkim, where it is found from the Terai up to 5,000 feet, it is rare in Tenasserim. It occurs in some parts of the Western Ghats in India. Tamil peacock Papilio paris tamilana Papilionidae List of butterflies of India List of butterflies of India Erich Bauer and Thomas Frankenbach, 1998 Schmetterlinge der Erde, Butterflies of the World Part I, Papilionidae Papilionidae I: Papilio, Subgenus Achillides, Teinopalpus.

Edited by Erich Bauer and Thomas Frankenbach. Keltern: Goecke & Evers.

73 York Street, Sydney

73 York Street is a heritage-listed former warehouse and now office building located at 73 York Street, in the Sydney central business district in the City of Sydney local government area of New South Wales, Australia. It was built with the design having been attributed to Herbert S. Thompson, it is known as Henley House, Hardware House, ICLE House, Monte Paschi House and Cassa Commerciale House. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999; the building was built c. 1892 as a five-storey warehouse. Believed to have been designed by Herbert S. Thompson, the facade is a fine example of the Victorian Mannerist style; the first tenants were warehousemen Alcock Brothers Ltd. wholesalers of soft goods. It was described as a brick warehouse with a slate roof, of six floors and six'rooms'; the architects Robertson and Marks made applications to the Council in 1901, 1909 and 1911, indicating that alteration may have been made at that time. Subsequent notable tenants include W. T. Henley's Telegraph Works, the Australian Red Cross Society, Boy Scouts Association of NSW, Alexander Smith and Keeler P/L.

Changes to the building occurred in either 1980 or 1981 in what was described as a conversion from warehouses to offices and restaurant. The building has been known under various names throughout its history. For a period of time after 1910 it was known as Henley House. In more recent years it has been called Hardware House, ICLE House, Monte Paschi House and Cassa Commerciale. Fife Capital purchased the property in April 2014. 73 York Street is a narrow building of five storeys with basement, with a rusticated stucco base penetrated by three tall arched openings. The five-bay facade rises in a rich composition of tuck-pointed modelled stucco; the centre bays of the first to third floors project as an elongated faceted and bracketed oriel with a small pediment at each level, surmounted by a segmental, open-crown pediment. The top storey has a bracketed cornice crowned by a stepped and pedimented parapet with a niche and its own segmental pediment; the entire panoply of painted stucco and brick, including Mannerist panelled pilasters, capitals and mock balustrades, integrated with tall timber windows, confers on the building a notably opulent quality.

The structure comprised a centre row of cast iron columns supporting steel lateral girders. All but one of these columns have gone and the beams strengthened by embracing double channels; the facade was reported to be in good condition as of 2015. The interior spaces have been modified through a series of renovations over time to convert the warehouse for commercial and retail uses. Most notable changes over time include: construction of a modern lift core and fire stair along the north wall, including amenities. Floors now span full width of the site, from north to south. Four cast iron columns remain on the basement floor. Plans dating from 1909 show this to be blocked. Aluminium windows in it are c. 1980s. 73 York Street has aesthetic significance as a splendid example of the ebullient architecture of the late Victorian boom period. It is a rare surviving example of that style in Sydney, it is a wonderfully attractive element in an interesting streetscape. It has historic significance as a rare example of the more opulent kind of central urban warehouse design intended to create the impression of permanence and quality in the period of great prosperity that ended with the disastrous depression of 1893.

The structure retains four of the original internal cast-iron columns, as well as most of the original timber floor structure. Hardware House was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999. Australian non-residential architectural styles Design 5 Architects. Statement of Heritage Impact - Proposal for Office fitout on Level 2. Graham Brooks & Associates. Conservation Management Plan; this Wikipedia article was based on Hardware House, entry number 580 in the New South Wales State Heritage Register published by the State of New South Wales and Office of Environment and Heritage 2018 under CC-BY 4.0 licence, accessed on 13 October 2018. This Wikipedia article was based on Former "Henley House" Including Interiors, entry number 2423863 in the New South Wales Heritage Database published by the State of New South Wales and Office of Environment and Heritage 2018 under CC-BY 4.0 licence, accessed on 20 August 2018. Media related to 73 York Street, Sydney at Wikimedia Commons