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USS LST-11

HM LST-11 was an LST-1-class tank landing ship of the United States Navy built during World War II. LST-11 was transferred to the Royal Navy in March 1943, before being commissioned into the USN. Like many of her class, she is properly referred to by her hull designation. LST-11 was laid down on 8 August 1942, at Pennsylvania by the Dravo Corporation. LST-11 left from Hampton Roads, Virginia for the Mediterranean on 14 May 1943, with convoy UGS 8A, arriving in Oran, sometime before 8 June 1943, she participated in the Anzio Advanced Landings from January to March of 1944, in the Mediterranean Theatre. LST-11 was sent to Cardiff, for repairs in May 1944, she participated in the Normandy landings in June 1944, in the European Theatre. She was sent to Thames and Portsmouth for repairs in June and August 1944. LST-11 was assigned to the Pacific theatre and participated in what was planned to be Operation Zipper, the recapture of Malay, in September 1945, but with Japan surrendering this was an unopposed action.

She was paid off at Subic Bay on 13 April 1946. She was returned to the US Navy on 13 May 1946, was struck from the Navy list on 5 June 1946. On 5 December 1947, she was sold to Philippines. Photo gallery of HM LST-11 at NavSource Naval History

London Gateway services

London Gateway services is the southern-most motorway service station on the M1 motorway, located between Junctions 2 and 4 north of London, England. It opened in 1969, being run by Forte, was opened as Scratchwood Services, it is built adjacent to the site of the proposed junction 3 of the M1 with a spur to the A1. This link was never built and the intended roundabout junction was not completed, instead being adapted to provide access to the service area. However, traffic travels the wrong way around the junction, with some sharp turns on the slip roads. On 6 September 1997, large numbers of people came to the service station to witness the passing of the funeral hearse of Diana, Princess of Wales on its way along the M1 from central London to her burial place in Althorp, Northamptonshire. A reserved section of current service area is a major long-distance coach service interchange. Planning permission for a Tesla Supercharger consisting of 32 stalls to be built the site was granted on 18 May 2018 though this is yet to open.

The guns in both forward turrets on the museum ship HMS Belfast, moored between Tower Bridge and London Bridge some 11.7 miles away in the centre of London, are trained and elevated on the London Gateway Motorway Services Area. Welcome Break Official Site - London Gateway Motorway Services Online - London Gateway Motorway Services Trivia Website - Scratchwood services

Schulte Roth & Zabel

Schulte Roth & Zabel, LLP is a full service law firm with offices in New York, Washington, D. C. and London. Serving the financial services sector, the firm has 300 attorneys who advise clients on investment management and transactional matters, as well as providing counsel on regulatory, compliance and investigative issues; the number of attorneys practising at this firm has gone down from 375 in 2013 to 308 in 2019. The firm's practices include investment management; the firm was founded in 1969 by seven attorneys under the age of 35. William D. Zabel, Daniel S. Shapiro, Paul N. Roth met as associates at Cleary, Steen & Hamilton. Roth had worked on a transaction with Stephen J. Schulte, an associate at Fried, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, through Schulte, the others met Charles Goldstein an associate at Fried Frank. Additionally, Schulte connected the group to Thomas Baer, in private practice. Burton Lehman, the eighth partner in the new firm, joined the original seven from Cleary Gottlieb shortly after they opened their doors.

The firm's first name was McGoldrick. In 1977, the name of the firm was changed to McGoldrick following Baer's departure. Following McGoldrick's departure in 1981 to become counsel to then-Governor Hugh Carey, the name of the firm was changed to Schulte Roth & Zabel; the firm's London office, offering American and English law capabilities, launched in 2002. The firm opened its Washington, D. C. office in 2008. Chambers Global ranked SRZ as a Band 1 law firm in Investment Funds. Chambers USA recognized SRZ in Investment Funds, Capital Markets, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, Real Estate and Tax, it was named "Best Onshore Law Firm – Client Service" at the HFMWeek US Hedge Fund Services Awards and its hedge fund practice was recognized for its "commercial significance" by the Hedge Fund Insight "The Hedge Fund Hot 100" list in 2013. SRZ works on behalf of pro bono clients, including Partners In Health – provision of health care in underdeveloped countries such as Haiti and Rwanda, The Innocence Project – exonerating the wrongfully convicted, Sanctuary for Families – defending battered women and Hedge Funds Cares – raising money to support abused children.

The firm represents immigrants in asylum cases. The non-litigation support ranges from business transactions to intellectual property, real estate, tax and general corporate matters; the firm received the 2013 Beacon of Justice Award from The National Legal Aid & Defender Association for its work with the New York Civil Liberties Union Foundation. The firm advised Albertsons LLC, Cerberus Capital Management LP and the investor group, which includes Kimco Realty Corporation, Klaff Realty LP, Lubert-Adler Partners LP, Schottenstein Stores Corporation in the $9 billion acquisition the Safeway Inc. SRZ advised Cerberus Capital Management LP when SUPERVALU INC. unveiled a $3.3 billion deal to sign over its five biggest store chains and a stake in its remaining business to a group of investors led by Cerberus. The firm represented the joint venture, The Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group, in developing Hudson Yards, a $15 billion project, in closing nearly $1.4 billion in equity investments and debt financing for the center's first tower on New York City's West Side.

The firm secured a reorganization plan for Quigley Co. in an asbestos-related Chapter 11 case that discharged at least $5.6 billion of current and future asbestos liability. The firm represented Wayzata Investment Partners in the formation of Wayzata Opportunities Fund III, which closed with $2.7 billion of committed capital. The firm represented Marlin Equity Partners in its $891 million all-cash acquisition of Tellabs and represented Marlin Equity Partners in its acquisition of Nokia Siemens Networks' optical networks business to form Coriant; the firm secured dismissals on behalf of Tullett Prebon plc in a series of lawsuits and data cases brought by affiliates of rival inter-dealer broker BGC Partners Inc. The firm represented Cerberus Capital Management LP in its sale of Chrysler Financial to TD Bank Group for cash consideration of $6.3 billion. TD Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of TD, acquired Chrysler Financial in the U. S. and Canada. The deal was named the biggest deal of 2010 in The Globe and Mail's list of "Biggest Canadian Mergers and Restructurings."The firm represented the estate of the late philanthropist Jeffry Picower, the target of various civil suits, in reaching a landmark settlement with the Department of Justice and the trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC relating to claims arising out of the Madoff Ponzi scheme.

The $7.2 billion settlement allowed Barbara Picower, the executor of her husband's estate, to return all monies her husband received from the Madoff Ponzi scheme and donate the vast bulk of his remaining fortunes to charity. The firm represented figures connected to the Madoff investment scandal, including J. Ezra Merkin, the financier and money manager targeted in various civil lawsuits by investors and Irving Picard, the t

Quilcene, Washington

Quilcene is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Jefferson County, United States. The population was 596 at the 2010 census; the community is located on the Olympic Peninsula at the head of Quilcene Bay, an arm of the seawater-filled glacial valley of the Hood Canal. Each year many visitors enjoy the panoramic views of Mount Rainier, Puget Sound and Seattle from the 2,804-foot summit of nearby Mount Walker, the only peak facing the Puget Sound that has a road to its summit; the Olympic National Forest lands in Quilcene hold Douglas fir, spring-blooming Pacific rhododendrons, Oregon grape, salal. Leland Lake is located north of Quilcene. Quilcene oysters are named after the community. Quilcene has one of the largest oyster hatcheries in the world. Early inhabitants of the area were the Twana people, inhabiting the length of the Hood Canal, invading other tribes; the name "Quilcene" comes from the Twana word /qʷəʔlsíd/, referring to a tribal group and the name of an aboriginal Twana village and community on Quilcene Bay.

The Quilcene were a distinct band of these people. The Wilkes Expedition charted the place as "Kwil-sid" in 1841. Hampden Cottle, a logger from Maine, several other families settled there in 1860 and established a town; the town was situated on the banks of the Quilcene River, before being moved to higher ground. The economy in Quilcene was based on farming and logging, by 1880 the town had a population of 53; the Tubal Cain Mining Company in 1902 claimed that Quilcene would become the center for the smelting of iron, copper and manganese, expected to be found in the Olympic Mountains. Circa 1910, Green's Shingle Mill was a large part of Quilcene's history; the Olympic Music Festival, based in Quilcene for 32 years until 2016, is a casual classical music event featuring world-renowned musicians, held at a turn-of-the-century dairy farm on 55 acres of farmland. The Olympic Music Festival was voted "Best Classical Music Festival" by readers of the Seattle Weekly; the music festival was founded in 1984 by Alan Iglitzin intending the it to be a summer home for the Philadelphia String Quartet.

The festival moved to nearby Fort Worden in 2016. Quilcene is located in eastern Jefferson County at 47°49′55″N 122°53′7″W, at the north end of Quilcene Bay, an arm of Dabob Bay, which extends north from Hood Canal; the Big Quilcene River forms the southern edge of the community, the Little Quilcene River forms the northeastern edge. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.2 square miles, of which 8.8 square miles are land and 0.4 square miles, or 4.25%, are water. The Olympic National Forest is south of the community; the 2,804-foot summit of Mount Walker, 2 miles southwest of the CDP, offers views of Mount Jupiter, Buckhorn Mountain, Mount Constance, Mount Baker and the town of Quilcene. At the southwest edge of the Quilcene CDP, at the union of the Big Quilcene River and Penny Creek, the Quilcene National Fish Hatchery has been operating since 1911. There, the US Fish and Wildlife Service raises coho salmon for on-station release and provides coho salmon eggs and fingerlings for tribal programs.

Quilcene experiences an oceanic climate and is categorised as part of the Csb climate category, receiving more than 30 mm, the threshold for Cfb inclusion. As of the 2010 census, 596 people lived in 312 households in the CDP, representing a population increase of 6 and a household increase of 69 over the 2000 census). With 123 children under the age of 18, 20.6 % are younger. In 2000, the population density was 60.6 people per square mile. There were 284 housing units at an average density of 29.1/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 84.77% White, 1.18% African American, 3.55% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 0.85% from other races, 9.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.35% of the population. In 2000, there were 243 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.8% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.95. In 2000, the median income for a household in the CDP was $40,385, the median income for a family was $45,313. Males had a median income of $36,500 versus $24,063 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $17,335. About 11.3% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over. Quilcene Historical Museum Quilcene and Brinnon Chamber of Commerce Quilcene School District Quilcene Historical Museum Quilcene National Fish Hatchery, US Fish and Wildlife Service Olympic National Park Olympic National Forest Jefferson County Library

Slobodan Ljubotina

Slobodan Ljubotina is a Serbian professional basketball coach and former player. Ljubotina started his basketball career with Spartak Subotica, making his debut in the YUBA League during the 2001–02 season. In July 2005, he signed with Crvena zvezda but left the club before appearing in a game for them, he started the 2005–06 season with Avala Ada and in March 2006 he moved to Union Olimpija with whom he won the 2006 Slovenian League championship. From 2006 to 2008 he played with Polish club Turów Zgorzelec; the 2008–09 season he started with Oostende but after only five games he was released and in November 2008 he moved to Vojvodina Srbijagas where he spent the rest of the season. For the 2009–10 season he moved to Politekhnika-Halychyna in Ukraine. For the 2010 -- 11 season he signed with Trefl Sopot. In 2011–12 and 2012–13 season he played for Spartak Subotica in the Serbian B League, his last club was Crnokosa from Kosjerić where he played till December 2013. Ljubotina started his coaching career with Spartak Subotica junior teams.

From August 2015 till April 2017 he worked as an assistant coach of Spartak. After Spartak first coach Dušan Alimpijević moved to FMP Beograd Ljubotina goes with him. In July 2017, Alimpijević was named as the head coach of Crvena zvezda, Ljubotina moved to Crvena zvezda to be an assistant coach. In August 2018, Ljubotina was named a head coach for Spartak Subotica of the Basketball League of Serbia. Spartak parted ways with him in January 2019; as player Slovenian League champion: 1 As assistant coachSerbian League champion: 1 Slobodan Ljubotina at eurobasket.com Slobodan Ljubotina at fibaeurope.com