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National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network is a collaborative venture set up in 2000 in the United Kingdom committed to making biodiversity information available through various media, including on the internet via the NBN Atlas—the data search website of the NBN. It is estimated that up to 60,000 people record biodiversity information in the UK and Ireland. Most of this effort is voluntary and is organised through about 2,000 national societies and recording schemes; the UK government through its agencies collects biodiversity data and one of the principal elements for the collation and interpretation of this data is the network of Local Records Centres. In 2012, it had been listed in the top 1,000 UK charities; the NBN Trust—the organisation facilitating the building of the Network—supports agreed standards for the collection and exchange of biodiversity data and encourages improved access. The present partnership consists of over 170 public and voluntary organisations and individual members; the NBN Atlas holds over 222 million records from 800 different datasets.

Data on the NBN Atlas can be accessed by anyone interested in UK, Ireland and Isle of Man wildlife and can be searched at many different levels, as it allows the viewing of distribution maps and the downloading of data by using a variety of interactive tools. For instance, users can look at a specific area at Ordnance Survey grid map level or select one of the vice-counties. All records are available at least at 10 km scale and many at 2 km or 1 km, some are available at 100m resolution; the maps can show changes in a species' distribution. The organisation believes that, by providing tools to make wildlife data accessible in a digitised and exchangeable form and by providing easy access to the information people need and informed decisions can be made to ensure the natural environment is protected now and for future generations; the data on the NBN Atlas can be accessed by web services which allow views of the data to be incorporated directly in your web site. A tool for'cleaning' biological records is available from the NBN web site.

In April 2017 the NBN Atlas replaced the NBN Gateway. The National Biodiversity Network employs a team to facilitate and co-ordinate its growth and development and is referred to as the'Secretariat'; these staff are employed by the National Biodiversity Network Trust. The NBN Trust is a registered charity. Biological recording Official website NBN Atlas View the NBN Strategy 2015 -2020 Association of Local Environmental Records Centres - for more information on Local Records Centres National Forum for Biological Recording

Three Days (of Hamlet)

Three Days is a documentary film by Alex Hyde-White that follows his effort to produce a staged reading of William Shakespeare's Hamlet at the Matrix Theatre in West Hollywood, California during three days in July 2010. The cast includes Hyde-White, Richard Chamberlain, Stefanie Powers, Tom Badal, Peter Woodward and Joseph Culp The film builds on its main structure of on-stage happenings by juxtaposing stories from the players. Hyde-White weaves his own personal dramatic narrative about "Fathers and Sons" as he recalls stories from his childhood as the son of the well-known British actor Wilfrid Hyde-White. At times when the character of Hamlet experiences the visitations from his father's ghost, King Hamlet, the line of what is theatre and what is real life is purposely deconstructed, what happens onstage is commented on offstage, to achieve a self-reflective dynamic; the film received negative reviews. Official website Three Days of Hamlet on IMDb

Evelyn Núñez

Evelyn Rosmeri Núñez Fuentes is a female Guatemalan race walker. In 2006, she set a personal best time of 46:19.48 by winning the silver medal at the Ibero-American Championships in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She is the mother of Jamy Franco, who ended the nation's 56-year drought by taking the race walk title at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. At age thirty-seven, Núñez made her official debut for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she competed in the women's 20 km race walk, she finished and completed the race in forty-third place by three minutes behind Latvia's Jolanta Dukure, with the slowest time of 1:44:13. Evelyn Núñez at World Athletics NBC Olympics Profile