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Margaret River, Western Australia

Margaret River is a town in the South West of Western Australia, located in the valley of the eponymous Margaret River, 277 kilometres south of Perth, the state capital. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River. Margaret River's coast to the west of the town is a renowned surfing location, with worldwide fame for its surf breaks including, but not limited to, Main Break, The Box, Rivadog. Colloquially, the area is referred to Margie Rivs; the surrounding area is the Margaret River Wine Region and is known for its wine production and tourism, attracting an estimated 500,000 visitors annually. In earlier days the area was better known for agricultural production; the town is named after the river, presumed to be named after Margaret Whicher, cousin of John Garrett Bussell in 1831. The name is first shown on a map of the region published in 1839. Before British settlement the area was inhabited by the Noongar people; the first British settlers arrived as early as 1850, with timber logging commencing in around 1870.

By 1910, the town had a hotel which operated as a post office. After World War I, an attempt by the Government of Western Australia to attract migrants to Western Australia and establish farms in the region attracted new settlers to the town. In 1922 over 100 settlers moved into the district. In the early 1920s the Busselton to Margaret River Railway was built and in 1925 the Margaret River to Flinders Bay line opened; the Margaret River Perimeter Road, a bypass to take traffic, including heavy vehicles, from Bussell Highway, to the east of the town, connect to a new access road to the nearby airport, was opened in December 2018 and completed in February 2019. Margaret River is located 9 kilometres inland from the Indian Ocean at a point about halfway between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin in Western Australia's South West region; the climate is warm-summer Mediterranean, with an average annual rainfall of around 1,130 millimetres. Most rain falls between May and August, when around two days in three record measurable rainfall and around one in ten over 10 millimetres.

On occasions, as in August 1955, the town has had measurable rain on every day of a month in this period. During the summer, the weather is warm, though there are sea breezes, sunny; the dry summers, coupled with strong winds, creates an environment where there is always a high risk of bush fires. Margaret River is the foremost Geographical Indication wine region in the South West Australia Zone, with nearly 55 square kilometres under vine and over 138 wineries as at 2008; the region is made up predominantly of boutique-size wine producers, although winery operations range from the smallest, crushing 3.5 tonnes per year, to the largest at around 7,000 tonnes. The region produces just three percent of total Australian grape production, but commands over 20 percent of the Australian premium wine market. Stretching some 100 kilometres from north to south and about 27 kilometres wide in parts, the region is bounded to the east by the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin, to the west by the Indian Ocean.

A Mediterranean-style climate, lacking extreme summer and winter temperatures, provides ideal growing conditions. The climate is described as similar to that of Bordeaux in a dry vintage. Humidity levels are ideal during the growing period and the combination of climate and viticulture practices leads to high quality fruit of intense flavour. Annual vintage results continue to exceed expectations and reinforce Margaret River's reputation as one of the premium wine-producing regions of the world; the principal grape varieties in the region are evenly split between red and white. Several hundred caves are located near Margaret River, all of them within Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. Six of these are open to the public. One of which being the multi-chambered Mammoth Cave, which lies 21 kilometres south of the town and contains fossils dating back over 35,000 years; the cave was first discovered by European settlers in 1850 and has been open to the public since 1904. The cave can be explored by a self-guided audio tour, is one of the few caves in Australia offering partial disabled access.

The other five caves open to the public in the area are Jewel Cave, Lake Cave, Ngilgi Cave, Calgardup Cave and Giants Cave. Many other caves can be accessed with a permit by experienced cavers; the Margaret River area has acquired a range of synonyms for the collection of surf breaks nearby, with some 75 breaks along 130 km of coastline. Significant surfing competitions concentrate their locale to Margarets Main Break which breaks in the vicinity of Prevelly at the mouth of Margaret River; the actual range of surf breaks range from the eastern side of Cape Naturaliste down to just south of Cape Hamelin, despite web sites and online sources calling the whole Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin region the Margaret River surfing area and break types vary along the coast. The Cowaramup Bombora big wave surf break 2 kilometers offshore produces one of the biggest waves in Australia. Arte-TV produced an episode of Nouveaux paradis about Margaret River; the 2008 documentary shows interviews with tourist officials and dolphin watchers.

Margaret River was visited in the 1966 documentary film The Endless Summer. On 25 April 2009, on Sky televisio

Freddy Lim

Freddy Lim Tshiong-tso is a Taiwanese politician and independence activist. He is one of the founding leaders of the New Power Party in Taiwan and lead vocalist of the Taiwanese heavy-metal band Chthonic, he is the lead vocalist of the band Metal Clone X started by him and American guitarist Marty Friedman. He served as chair of Amnesty International Taiwan from 2010 to 2014. Lim was an ardent supporter of Chinese unification as a student, because he was taught from China-centric textbooks in middle school and high school. A diagnosis of anxiety in middle school made. Lim formed Chthonic in 1995, during his second year of university, when he began identifying more with his Taiwanese identity. Known as Freddy in Taiwan, Lim chose to name himself after Freddy Krueger. On stage, Lim is known as “Left Face of Maradou” and wore corpse paint portraying the Ba-Jia-Jiang in performances until 2011, when the band ended their use of corpse paint. With fellow Chthonic member and wife Doris Yeh, Lim started the Taiwan Rock Alliance, as co-founder of The Wall, helped organize two music festivals and Megaport.

Lim's stake in The Wall was bought out in 2012, amid the resulting dispute, both festivals were cancelled in 2014. They returned in the next year, organized by Lim's Taiwan Rock Alliance; the Taiwan Rock Alliance has put on a separate concert since 2000. Named Say No to China, the concert occurs some time around the anniversary of the February 28 incident, it used the name Say Yes to Taiwan until 2007, when it was renamed again to Spirit of Taiwan. Lim was elected to lead Amnesty International Taiwan in 2010 and stepped down in 2014. Chthonic was billed to play on the second day of the 2018 On the Pulse of Music Festival, but the performance had to be cancelled because Hong Kong Immigration Department refused to grant Lim a visa. Although the Immigration Department says it does not comment on individual cases, the rejection letter was published by the group's local sponsor, Goomusic. In the letter, officials stated that a person seeking to enter Hong Kong for employment "should, amongst other things, possess a special skill, knowledge or experience of value to and not available in the HKSAR", that the immigration Department was not satisfied that Lim met the criteria.

Commentator Stephen Vines questioned the black box operation of an unaccountable bureaucracy, saying it was "no wonder this sort of nonsense was not intended to be made public, otherwise questions might well be asked about whether the newfound musical expertise of the bureaucrats was going to apply to all the large number of other musicians playing gigs in Hong Kong". In January 2015, Lim founded the New Power Party; the next month Lim declared his candidacy for the 2016 elections, aiming to contest the Daan District legislative seat held by Kuomintang incumbent Chiang Nai-shin. A few weeks Lim ceded the race to Social Democratic Party candidate Fan Yun, choosing instead to run against incumbent Kuomintang legislator Lin Yu-fang in the Zhongzheng–Wanhua constituency; the Democratic Progressive Party did not nominate candidates in the constituency, choosing to support Lim, who defeated Lin in the elections held on 16 January 2016. Lim was assigned to the National Defense Committee after taking office.

In October, Lim announced the formation of a Tibet caucus in the Legislative Yuan, with himself as caucus leader. In August 2019, Lim announced that he would leave the New Power Party to support Tsai Ing-wen in the 2020 Taiwan presidential election. Lim stated that he would run for legislative reelection as a political independent, he won reelection in January 2020. Lim favors the abolition of capital punishment, supports the legalization of same-sex marriage and marijuana use in Taiwan. Victor Mallet visa controversy Freddy Lim on Facebook Freddy Lim discography at Discogs Freddy Lim discography at Discogs Freddy Lim at AllMusic

Los Altos, California

Los Altos is a city in Santa Clara County, California, in northern Silicon Valley, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Los Altos means "the heights" in Spanish; the population was 28,976 according to the 2010 census. Most of the city's growth occurred between 1950 and 1980. An agricultural town with many summer cottages and apricot orchards, Los Altos is now a town in Silicon Valley. Los Altos has commercial zones limited to the downtown area, as well as small shopping and office parks lining Foothill Expressway and El Camino Real; the area was called Banks and Braes. Paul Shoup, an executive of the Southern Pacific Railroad, his colleagues formed the Altos Land Company in 1906 and started the development of Los Altos; the company acquired 140 acres of land from Sarah Winchester. Shoup wanted to link Los Gatos by making Los Altos a commuter town, it continued a train-a-day operation to and from San Francisco. In 1908, Southern Pacific Railroad began running steam train service through Los Altos with five trains per day.

Two freight cars served as train depot. The first commercial building, Eschenbruecher's Hardware, was built in downtown. In 1913, the craftsman-style Los Altos train station was built at 288 First Street. By 1949, many residents were dissatisfied with the zoning policy of Santa Clara county. There was a constant threat of being annexed by neighboring Palo Alto and Mountain View, so they decided to incorporate. Los Altos became the eleventh city in Santa Clara county on December 1, 1952. Train service stopped its operation in January 1964, the train track became Foothill Expressway. Los Altos may have a legitimate claim to having the first scientifically designed sound baffle in the year 1970. Santa Clara County undertook a seminal study to calculate the effects of alternate soundwall designs along Foothill Expressway; the resulting wall brought about the predicted reduction of seven to ten decibels in noise pollution levels experienced by adjacent homes. In 1976, Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built the first 50 Apple I computers in Jobs's garage in Los Altos.

In 2004, landlord Judy Fusco rented her Los Altos home known as'Casa Facebook', to Mark Zuckerberg where he and a few other associates scaled Facebook from 200,000 members to 2.5 million. Los Altos is bordered by Los Altos Hills to the west, Palo Alto to the north and west, Mountain View to the north and east, Sunnyvale to the east, Cupertino to the southeast. Los Altos is crossed by three creeks that flow north to San Francisco Bay, Adobe Creek on its western boundary, Stevens Creek on its eastern boundary and Permanente Creek in the middle. Hale Creek is tributary to Permanente Creek, Permanente Creek is now diverted to Stevens Creek by a diversion channel. All three creeks originate on the flanks of Black Mountain; the 2010 United States Census reported that Los Altos had a population of 28,976. The population density was 4466.8 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Los Altos was 20,459 White, 148 African American, 48 Native American, 6,815 Asian, 59 Pacific Islander, 195 from other races, 1,252 from two or more races.

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,132 persons. The Census reported that 28,749 people lived in households, 34 lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, 193 were institutionalized. There were 10,745 households, out of which 4,067 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 7,476 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 599 had a female householder with no husband present, 228 had a male householder with no wife present. There were 199 unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 55 same-sex married couples or partnerships. 2,086 households were made up of individuals and 1,228 had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68. There were 8,303 families; the population was spread out with 7,560 people under the age of 18, 1,006 people aged 18 to 24, 5,273 people aged 25 to 44, 9,353 people aged 45 to 64, 5,784 people who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

There were 11,204 housing units at an average density of 1727.1 per square mile, of which 9,002 were owner-occupied, 1,743 were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.7%. 24,669 people lived in owner-occupied housing units and 4,080 people lived in rental housing units. The median household income of Los Altos for 2013–2017 was $208,309; the average home listing price in 2014 was $1.96 million. In 2017, Forbes ranked Los Altos as the 3rd and 48th most expensive ZIP codes in the United States with median home prices of $7,755,000 and $3,431,615, respectively. In 2018, data from the American Community Survey revealed that Los Altos was the fifth wealthiest city in the United States; as of the census of 2000, there were 27,693 people, 10,462 households, 8,024 families residing in the city. The population density was 4269 people per square mile. There were 10,727 housing units at an average density of 1653.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 80.35% White, 15.42% Asian, 0.47% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, 2.44% from two or more races.

Hispanic or Latino residents of any race constituted 3.76% of the p

Motu (geography)

An islet is a small island. As suggested by its origin as islette, an Old French diminutive of "isle", use of the term implies small size, but little attention is given to drawing an upper limit on its applicability. Ait or eyot is a small island, it is used to refer to river islands found on the River Thames and its tributaries in England. Cay or Key – an islet formed by the accumulation of fine sand deposits atop a reef. Motu – A reef islet formed by broken coral and sand, surrounding an atoll. River island – A small islet within the current of a river. Rock – A "rock", in the sense of a type of islet, is an uninhabited landform composed of rock, lying offshore, having at most minimal vegetation. Sandbar – An exposed sandbar is another type of islet. Sea stack – A thin, vertical landform jutting out of a body of water. Skerry – A small rocky island defined to be too small for habitation. Subsidiary islets – A more technical application is to small land features, isolated by water, lying off the shore of a larger island.

Any emergent land in an atoll is called an islet. Tidal island – Often small islands which lie off the mainland of an area, being connected to it in low tide and isolated in high tide. In the Caribbean and West Atlantic, islets are called cays or keys. Rum Cay in the Bahamas and the Florida Keys off Florida are examples of islets. In Normandy and the Channel Islands, they are identified by the French suffix -hou from the Scandinavian -holm. In Scotland and Ireland, they are called inches, from the Gaelic innis, which meant island, but has been supplanted to refer to smaller islands. In Ireland they are termed skerries. In and around Polynesia, islets are known by the term motu, from the term for the coral-rubble islets common to the region. In and around the River Thames in England, small islands are known as eyots. Whether an islet is considered a rock or not can have significant economic consequences under Article 121 of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, which stipulates that "Rocks which cannot sustain human habitation or economic life of their own shall have no exclusive economic zone or continental shelf."

One long-term dispute over the status of such an islet was that of Snake Island. The International Court of Justice jurisprudence however sometimes ignores islets, regardless of inhabitation status, in deciding territorial disputes. There are thousands of islets on Earth: 24,000 islands and islets in the Stockholm archipelago alone; the following is a list of example islets from around the world. Clive Schofield. "Islands or Rocks, Is that the Real Question? The Treatment of Islands in the Delimitation of Maritime Boundaries". In Myron H. Nordquist, John Norton Moore, Alfred H. A. Soons, Hak-So Kim; the Law of the Sea Convention: US Accession and Globalization. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. Pp. 322–340. ISBN 978-90-04-20136-1. CS1 maint: uses editors parameter

2019 Michelin Pilot Challenge

The 2019 Michelin Pilot Challenge is the twentieth season of the IMSA SportsCar Challenge and the sixth season organized by the International Motor Sports Association. Michelin is set to become the new official tire supplier of the series, following the departure of Continental Tire at the end of 2018. Grand Sport Touring Car The Street Tuner class will not return to the renamed series after the 2018 season, it was announced during the 2018 Petit Le Mans livestream that floor-mounted shifting would be dropped for the 2019 season. Multimatic will be using IMSA GTO tribute liveries in commemoration of IMSA's 50th anniversary; the 2019 schedule features twelve rounds. Bold indicates overall winner. Championship points are awarded in each class at the finish of each event. Points are awarded based on finishing positions. Team pointsTeam points are calculated in the same way as driver points, using the point distribution chart; each car entered is considered its own "team" regardless if it is a single entry or part of a two-car team.

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Union Hospital (Indiana)

Union Hospital is a not-for-profit healthcare system in west central Indiana. Its main facility is in Indiana. Union Hospital was founded August 11, 1892 as the Terre Haute Sanitarium by Dr. Benjamin F. Swafford and Dr. Leo J. Weinstein; the name was changed in 1895 to Union Home for Invalids after the two doctors donated half of their holdings to a group of citizens of various Protestant and Jewish backgrounds. In 1900 a nurse named Sister Johanna M Baur, superintendent of the building, organized a Training School for Nurses, which would graduate more than nine hundred nurses before it closed in 1965; the school collaborated to train nursing students from Indiana State University. Union Hospital began managing the Vermillion County Hospital in Clinton, Indiana, in 1996 with the encouragement of the Indiana State Department of Health. HealthGrades provides much data on Union Hospital. Of the large amount of data, three separate factors are listed for this article: patient outcomes in the hospital, patient safety indicators, overall patient rating of hospital.

The most current data as of May 2015 is being used. For patient outcomes inside the hospital HealthGrades lists twenty-seven outcome indicators; the indicators have three possible values. The numbers for each ranking are: Worse than average - 10 Average - 17 Better than average - 0HealthGrades lists thirteen patient safety indicators; the numbers for each ranking are: Worse than expected - 3 As expected - 10 Better than expected - 0a number of patient experience indicators exist. Only one is presented here, the percentage of patients giving the hospital an overall rating of 9 or 10: Union Hospital - 79% National average - 69%