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Las Leñas

Las Leñas is a ski resort in Argentina, located in the western part of Mendoza Province. It has reliable powder climate for extreme and off-piste skiing. Construction of the ski center began January 1983, by July 1983, it opened with a 300 bed hotel; the ski area has a good diversity of slopes ranging from easy to extreme, including a good range of off-piste areas apt for extreme skiing. The skiable area base starts at an altitude of 2,240 m above mean sea level and goes up to 3,430 m for a total drop of 1,190 m; the skiable surface amounts to 2.3 km2, with 27 runs and a maximum non-stop skiable distance of 7 km. The total ski area reachable by land is the largest in South America, it houses Piscis Hotel, the highest casino by elevation in the world. The skiing season lasts from mid June to mid October; the center is open during the southern hemisphere summer for mountain activities including mountain biking, horse riding and other activities. The ski center includes a snowboard school for all ages and childcare facilities.

Specific workshops are offered at the school to profit from the huge expanses of off-piste runs offered by the area. The accommodations available on-site include apartment hotels and sleep houses. There is a small shopping center that includes a bank, ski-related shops, chocolate shops, souvenir shops, a supermarket. Coffee houses and night clubs complete the town's commercial center. Far away from large cities, the center is crowded except during weekends, making the lines on the lifts shorter than in other ski centers of Argentina. Las Leñas hosted men's Downhill events for the 1986 and 1987 Alpine Skiing World Cup, women's Downhill and Super-G events in 1990 and the only Winter Pan American Games in 1990. Las Leñas is located 1,200 km from Buenos Aires, can be reached by car, bus or airplane. Aeroplanes make use of the Comodoro D. Ricardo Salomón Airport close to Malargüe, some 95 km from Las Leñas, the Suboficial Aytes Germano Airport near San Rafael where buses make the connection with Las Leñas.

The road to Las Leñas is paved and blocked by snow, although bad weather or poor surface conditions can sometimes lead to its being temporarily closed by the Gendarmería. Vehicles are required to use snow chains unless they are equipped with appropriate tires for snow and ice. Base: 2,240 m Mid-mountain: 2,835 m Top: 3,430 m Vertical drop: 1,230 m The climate in Las Leñas is Mediterranean Highland, with dry summers and snowy winters. In 1987 members of the Pan American Sports Organization determined that the first Winter Pan American Games should take place in Las Leñas, Argentina in 1989 and be held every four years thereafter, but the lack of snow forced the inaugural Games to be postponed until 1990; the first Winter Pan American Games were held from September 16 to 22, with 97 athletes from eight nations participating: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and United States. The Games consisted of six events for only one sport, Alpine Skiing, with three disciplines: Slalom, Giant slalom and Super-G.

On August 16 and 18, 1985 Las Leñas became the first Argentine ski resort to host an event for the International Ski Federation's Alpine Skiing World Cup. The first two Men's Downhill races of the 1985-86 season were held in Mendoza and the results were as follows: The following year Las Leñas held again the first two Men's Downhill races of the 1986-87 season, this time on August 15 and 16, 1986; the results were as follows: The Alpine Skiing World Cup was once again held in Las Leñas for the 1989-90 season. This time the events that took place in Argentina were the Women's Downhill, on August 8, Women's Super G, on August 9. Once again both races started the season; the results were as follows: Cerro Catedral Cerro Castor Chapelco List of ski areas and resorts in South America Las Leñas: maps, weather and webcam Las Leñas official web site snow report for Las Leñas Hotels and Cabins in Los Molles, Mendoza? Las Leñas: How to get there, resort review, hotel packages and snow forecast

Namkoong Min

Namkoong Min is a South Korean actor and screenwriter. He first gained recognition with neo-noir film A Dirty Carnival, has since received praise for his performances in Remember: War of the Son, Beautiful Gong Shim, Good Manager, Doctor Prisoner. Namkoong Min debuted as an actor in the film Bungee Jumping of Their Own as the protagonist's best friend, subsequently appeared in the movie Bad Guy as the female lead's boyfriend. In 2002, Namkoong featured in the sitcom Dae Bak Family and attracted attention with his performance. Since he appeared in the television series and single-act dramas such as Rose Fence, Pearl Necklace, Mould Flower and After Love. Namkoong became known as "little Bae Yong-joon" due to his resemblance with the actor. In 2004, Namkoong starred in the KBS daily drama My Lovely Family, which garnered over 30% in ratings and led to increased recognition for the actor. Namkoong subsequently received acclaim with neo-noir film A Dirty Carnival, drew widespread notice for his performance in melodrama Listen to My Heart.

After the series, Namkoong decided that he would only accept lead roles due to his new-found popularity and recognition, turned down all offers of supporting roles. This led to an unwanted two years break for Nam. Namkoong subsequently returned with new-found determination, his efforts paid off when he achieved recognition for his villainous role as a serial killer in The Girl Who Sees Smells, he won the Best Villain Award at the annual 2016 DramaFever Awards. Since he has received praise for his performances in legal thriller Remember: War of the Son and romantic comedy Beautiful Gong Shim. Namkoong's breakout role was in the hit comedy drama Good Manager, where he played the central protagonist. Namkoong was praised for his "perfect amalgamation of character creation and acting" which contributed to the success of the drama, he starred in SBS's legal thriller Falsify, playing a trashy tabloid reporter with no work ethics. In 2018, Nam starred alongside Listen to My Heart co-star Hwang Jung-eum in the romantic comedy series The Undateables.

In 2019, Nam starred in the medical prison drama Doctor Prisoner. From 2019 to 2020, Nam starred in the sports television series Hot Stove League; the television series received positive reviews for its high quality script and attained high ratings. Nam has been dating model Jin Ah-reum since early 2016. Namkoong Min at the Korean Movie Database Namkoong Min on IMDb Namkoong Min at HanCinema

Orkney and Shetland (UK Parliament constituency)

Orkney and Shetland is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament by the first past the post system of election. In the Scottish Parliament and Shetland are separate constituencies; the constituency was known as Orkney and Zetland. The British parliamentary constituency was created in 1708 following the Acts of Union, 1707 and replaced the former Parliament of Scotland shire constituency of Orkney & Zetland; the constituency is made up of the two northernmost island groups Scotland and Shetland. A constituency of this name has existed continuously since 1708. However, before 1918 the town of Kirkwall formed part of the Northern Burghs constituency, it is the most northerly of the 650 UK Parliament constituencies. The constituency is one of three "protected constituencies", the others being Na h-Eileanan an Iar and the Isle of Wight, defining constituency boundaries by geography rather than by size of electorate; the constituency contains the areas of the Shetland Islands Council.

Before 2011 the constituency had been unique in having its boundaries protected by legislation. The constituency has the second smallest electorate of any UK parliamentary constituency, after Na h-Eileanan an Iar; the constituency has elected one Member of Parliament by the first past the post since its creation in 1707. The constituency has remained unchanged since its creation; the constituency has elected only Liberal and Liberal Democrat MPs since 1950. At each general election from 1955 until 1979, in 1987, 2010 and again in 2017 it was the safest Liberal Democrat seat in the UK. At the 2015 general election, it was the only seat in Scotland to return a Liberal Democrat MP. Two years in 2017, the Lib Dems gained three more seats in Scotland. General election 1939/40: Another general election was required to take place before the end of 1940; the political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the Autumn of 1939, the following candidates had been selected.

F. W. S. Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1918 – 1949 F. W. S. Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1885 – 1918 F. W. S. Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1832 – 1885 Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "O" BBC Vote 2001 BBC Election 2005 Guardian Unlimited Politics UK general elections since 1832 - Official Web Site ✔


Heliomeris is a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower family known as false goldeneyes. They are native to northern Mexico. One species, H. obscura, is separated from the others, endemic to a remote area on the border between the Mexican states of Puebla and OaxacaThese are annual and perennial herbs producing sunflower-like radiate flower heads. They are distinguished from related genera by the achenes, which are glabrous and lack a pappus, by the involucre, which consists of only 2 series of bracts. SpeciesHeliomeris hispida - rough false goldeneye, hairy goldeneye - Sonora, New Mexico, Utah Heliomeris longifolia - longleaf false goldeneye - Sonora, Durango, San Luis Potosí, Michoacán, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada Heliomeris multiflora - showy goldeneye - from San Luis Potosí + southern California to Montana Heliomeris obscura - Puebla, Oaxaca Heliomeris soliceps - tropical false goldeneye, paria sunflower - Kane County in Utah Jepson Manual Treatment United States Department of Agriculture Plants Profile


2-Pyrrolidone is an organic compound consisting of a 5-membered lactam, making it the simplest γ-lactam. It is a colorless liquid, miscible with water and most common organic solvents, it is produced industrially by treating gamma-butyrolactone with ammonia. Alternative routes include the partial hydrogenation of succinimide and the carbonylation of allylamine with methyl amine. 2-Pyrrolidone itself and various derivatives made from it have a variety of industrial uses. 2-Pyrrolidone itself is used in inkjet cartridges. A variety of pharmaceutical drugs are 2-pyrrolidone derivatives, including cotinine, doxapram and ethosuximide, the racetams; the chemical is an intermediate in the production of the polyvinylpyrrolidone precursor vinylpyrrolidone and the solvent N-methylpyrrolidone. 2-Pyrrolidone is an eye irritant. Pyrrolidinones at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings

James Tyrrell (British Army officer)

Lieutenant-General James Tyrrell of Shotover, was a British Army officer and Whig politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1722 to 1742. Tyrrell was the only son of James Tyrrell of Oakley and his wife Mary Hutchinson, daughter of Sir Michael Hutchinson, his father began construction of Shotover Park in Oxfordshire in the early 18th century and James completed it after his father's death in 1718. Tyrrell joined the army and was an ensign in a regiment of foot on 6 February 1694 and served under King William III in the Netherlands, he distinguished himself in the wars of Queen Anne and was promoted to the colonelcy of a newly raised regiment of foot in April 1709. At the peace of Utrecht his regiment was disbanded, in 1715 he raised a regiment of dragoons for the service of King George I, disbanded in November 1718. On 7 November 1722 the King gave him the colonelcy of the 17th Regiment of Foot. Tyrrell was promoted to the rank of brigadier-general in 1727, to that of major-general in 1735, lieutenant-general in 1739.

On the accession of King George I in 1714 Tyrrell was made a Groom of the Bedchamber, serving as a member of the royal household until the King's death in 1727. At the 1722 British general election, Tyrrell was returned as Member of Parliament for Boroughbridge, one of the Duke of Newcastle's pocket boroughs, he voted with the Government in that parliament and after he was returned in 1727, 1734 and 1741. He was appointed as Governor of Pendennis Castle and Gravesend and Tilbury in 1737 and as Governor of Berwick-upon-Tweed in May 1742. Tyrrell died unmarried on 30 August 1742