Noccalula Falls Park is a 250-acre public park located in Gadsden, United States. The main feature of the park is a 90-foot waterfall with a trail winding through Black Creek Gorge at its base past caves, an aboriginal fort, an abandoned dam, pioneer homestead, Civil War carvings; the park features a petting zoo, mini-golf course, the Gilliland-Reese Covered Bridge and a replica 1863 C. P. Huntington train ride. Noccalula Falls Park was listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on May 12, 1976, it was rated in 2017 as the best campsite in Alabama in a 50-state survey conducted by Msn.com. The falls drop itself has been run in whitewater kayaks on multiple occasions, beginning in late November 2011 when three expert kayakers ran the drop; the water level was unusually high. Local law enforcement, in defiance of federal law that grants access to navigable waterways, has since issued citations to paddlers for running the falls; the Noccalula Falls Botanical Gardens displays over 25,000 azaleas.
Most of the park is on land once owned by R. A. Mitchell, a former mayor of Gadsden, who bought 169 acres in 1909 and intended it to become a city park, his daughter Sadie Mitchell Elmore inherited it and offered it to the city for $50,000 in 1940. Improvements started in 1950. R. A. Mitchell Elementary School is located across the street from the falls. In the second half of the 19th century, the Gadsden Land and Improvement Company operated a tavern and dance hall in a cave behind the waterfall. An inscription, "FAXON 1859", remains visible. Above Noccalula Falls is a nine-foot-tall bronze statue of a young Cherokee woman, who, according to local legends, plunged to her death after being ordered by her father to marry a man she did not love; the legend is similar to Wisconsin's Winona story as well as events from James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans. The statue is the work of Suzanne Silvercruys and was dedicated in September 1969. Although no peer-reviewed historic journals have evaluated the veracity of the legend, at least one independent researcher has published evidence suggesting that the story is apocryphal.
"The Legend of Princess Noccalula" is a 2006 tone-poem for mandolin and orchestra by American composer John Craton. "Noccalula" is a 2012 lo-fi/folk song by Alabama-native Katie Crutchfield under the Waxahatchee project. Natural Bridge, Alabama List of botanical gardens and arboretums in Alabama
Pos Indonesia is the state-owned company responsible for providing postal service in Indonesia. It now operates 11 regional divisions. Postal service in colonial Dutch East Indies was provided by the Post- Telegraaf- en Telefoondienst, established in 1906. On 27 September 1945, following the proclamation of Indonesia's independence, the central PTT office in Bandung was seized from occupying Japanese forces, it became a state-owned company in 1961 and split in 1965 to form two separate companies, one providing telecommunication services and the other mail and giro. The new mail services company was reorganised in 1978. A government decree came into effect on 6 June 1995 to create the current Pos Indonesia. Pos Indonesia operates in 11 regional divisions across the country, each covering multiple provinces; each region operates several hundred inner city, outer city, remote locations. There are 3,700 post offices nationwide with 3,190 post offices providing money transfer services in co-operation with Western Union.
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After the end of the disastrous Russo-Japanese War of 1904–05, the Imperial Russian Navy needed several years to absorb the lessons of that war from the Battle of Tsushima. Design work continued during this period, but designs for dreadnought battleships evolved as new requirements were made. By late 1907, a consensus had been reached by the Russian Naval General Staff and an international design competition was ordered after domestic protests arose after the selection of a design by the British firm of Vickers. A Russian design was selected, albeit with extensive support from foreign companies, but money was tight and the ships took over five years to complete. All four ships survived World War I, but one was badly damaged in a fire while in reserve a few years and was hulked; the three intact ships were modernized before World War II and they all participated in the war by providing naval gunfire support. All four ships were scrapped after the war. Although the Black Sea Fleet had survived the Russo-Japanese War intact, it consisted of obsolete predreadnoughts that would be out-classed if the Ottoman Navy purchased any dreadnoughts.
News of Turkish plans to do so from British shipyards in 1910 prompted the Naval General Staff to start design work on a class of dreadnoughts based on the Gangut-class battleships. A reduction in speed was accepted in order to increase the armor thickness, but the ships otherwise resembled the previous class. One of these ships was destroyed during World War I by a magazine explosion, another was scuttled to avoid surrender and the third was captured by the Whites during the Russian Civil War and joined Wrangel's fleet in exile. Another dreadnought was ordered in 1914 after news was received that the Ottoman Turks had ordered another dreadnought in order to maintain superiority. To save time, the ship's design was derived from the previous Imperatritsa Mariya class, although with thicker armor, her construction was suspended during the war and the ship was scrapped in the 1920s. In the late 1930s, the Soviets began an ambitious plan of naval expansion in reaction to the naval construction program begun by Nazi Germany.
The centerpiece of this plan was a total of 16 large battleships. Only four of these ships were begun, one had been cancelled, before Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941. Construction was suspended during the war and all four hulls were scrapped in the late 1940s; the Gangut-class battleships were the first dreadnoughts begun for the Imperial Russian Navy before World War I. They had a convoluted design history involving several British companies, evolving requirements, an international design competition, foreign protests, their role was to defend the mouth of the Gulf of Finland against the Germans, who never tried to enter, so the ships spent their time training and providing cover for minelaying operations. Their crews participated in the general mutiny of the Baltic Fleet after the February Revolution in 1917, joined the Bolsheviks the following year; the Russians were forced to evacuate their naval base at Helsinki after Finland became independent in December 1917. The Gangut-class ships led the first contingent of ships to Kronstadt though the Gulf of Finland was still frozen.
All of the dreadnoughts except for Petropavlovsk were laid up in October–November 1918 for lack of manpower. Poltava was damaged by a fire while laid up in 1919. Petropavlovsk was retained in commission to defend Kronstadt and Leningrad against the British forces supporting the Whites Russians although she helped to suppress a mutiny by the garrison of Fort Krasnaya Gorka in 1919, her crew, that of the Sevastopol, joined the Kronstadt Rebellion of March 1921. After it was bloodily crushed, those ships were given proper'revolutionary' names. Parizhskaya Kommuna, the former Sevastopol, was modified in 1928 to improve her sea-keeping abilities so that she could be transferred to the Black Sea Fleet which had nothing heavier than a light cruiser available; this proved to be the first of a series of modernizations where each ship of the class was progressively reconstructed and improved. A number of proposals were made in the 1930s to rebuild Frunze, ex-Poltava, to match her sisters or as a battlecruiser by removing one turret, but these came to naught and she was hulked preparatory to scrapping.
The two ships of the Baltic Fleet did not play a prominent role in the Winter War, but did have their anti-aircraft guns increased before Operation Barbarossa in 1941. However this did not help either ship as they attempted to provide fire support for the defenders of Leningrad. Marat had her bow blown off and Oktyabrskaya Revolyutsiya was badly damaged by multiple bomb hits in September; the former was sunk, but raised and became a floating battery for the duration of the Siege of Leningrad while the latter spent over a year under repair, although this was lengthened by subsequent bomb hits while under repair. Both ships bombarded German and Finnish troops so long as they remained within reach, but Oktyabrskaya Revolyutsiya did not venture away from Kronstadt for the duration of the war. Parizhskaya Kommuna remained in Sevastopol, she made one trip to besieged Sevastopol in December 1941 and made a number of bombardments in support of the Kerch Offensive during January–March 1942. She was withdrawn from combat in April as German aerial supremacy had made it too risky to risk such a large target.
Sevastopol and Oktyabrskaya Revolyutsiya remained on the active list after the end of the war although little is known of their activities. Both were reclassified as'school battleships' in 1954 and stricken in 1956 after which they were slow
Rose Chan was a Chinese-born cabaret dancer turned "Queen of Striptease" in her adopted homeland of Malaysia. Her exploitation of her sexuality garnered her considerable controversy, her philanthropy gained her the moniker the "Charity Queen". Born as Chan Wai Chang in Soochow, China in 1925 to the acrobat parents, Chan was brought to Kuala Lumpur in 1931, at the age of six, by her adoptive mother.. She had no formal education, save for eight months of schooling at the age of 12. At that young age, she demonstrated her entrepreneurial spirit by taking photographs for classmates, charging them 15 cents, earning 10 cents a shot. Late for school on a few occasions because she had to collect the photographs from the shop, her mother stopped her schooling after the school complained. Still only 12 years old, she started working in a button-making shop, earning six gantangs of rice and one loaf of cornbread a month plus 12 cents per thousand buttons. In a day, she make a few thousand buttons from coconut shells with a machine.
She next worked at making mosquito nets, where she was better paid, with eight gantangs of rice, six katis of sugar, two bottles of oil, one loaf of cornbread a month. In 1941, when Chan was 16, her mother arranged her to marry an elderly Chinese Singaporean harbor contractor to become his fourth wife, as her boyfriend could not afford the kind of dowry, expected, they would had a son. For her dowry, the contractor offered SGD$3,000, a pair of diamond earrings, a locket, a chain, a bracelet, which were taken by her mother, her marriage, would broke up after a few months, when her husband got fed up with her mother’s constant request for SGD$1,000–$2,000 each time. He sent her back to Kuala Lumpur and gave her SGD$600 a month, on condition that her mother got her a servant to do the housework, her mother, pocketed the money. One day, when her husband dropped by the house on his way to the Penang races, he saw Chan doing housework. Angered, he not only stopped seeing her entirely. With her allowances cut, her finances in dire straits, Chan sold her last gold bracelet for over RM$300, took a train to Singapore the following year in 1942 to meet her husband.
He refused to accept her. She stayed behind to become a cabaret dancer at the Happy World, her husband’s favorite haunt, in order to spite him. In the cabaret, she proved herself an accomplished dancer, was runner-up in two national championships: All-Women’s Ballroom Dancing Championships in Singapore in 1949; as a result of her success, she was in great demand, started dancing at as many as five cabarets at a time. In 1951, Chan opened The Rose Chan Revue, touring the whole of then-Malaya; the turning point of her career came unexpectedly the following year, transformed her from a cabaret girl to the "Queen of Striptease" at the age of 27. It happened to be a wardrobe malfunction. While performing at the Majestic Theatre in Ipoh, her brassiere snapped; the enthusiastic applause from the audience caught her by surprise, set her thinking: "Here I dance all night and sweat so much, nobody claps. My bra breaks and they clap". Spotting a market for snapping-underwear, Chan shot to fame overnight with an act like no other in Malaya.
Hence the "Striptease Queen" was born. She was just as quick to earn the "Charity Queen" moniker. Before her unexpected fame, she had started to do charitable work by dancing in aid of the Nanyang University Fund. Once the music starts, the troupe emerges from behind the curtains, parade on stage, clad only in panties, a star covering each nipple. Dancing to the tune of Chinese music cha-cha and mambo rock, they strip naked the moment a voice booms "Hoi!" over the microphone. The opening striptease is followed by various sideshows — standup comedians and jugglers — which served to prolong the mounting anticipation for the star attraction; when Chan comes on stage, she moves subtly swaying in a slow dance, all by herself. As she removes one piece of clothing after another, the tempo picks up; when she reaches the point of removing her brassiere, she holds back. That is when her stagehands bring in the pythons, she dances with the snakes wrapped all around her. Next, she removes her brassiere, dances bare-breasted.
After a while, the snakes are removed. She approaches the people sitting nearest to the stage, who are the elderly big towkays, she takes an old man's spectacles, rubs it against her private parts, gives it back to him. Some of her acts are crude. With her legs spread wide open, she peruses her most intimate parts to: stuff a banana inside, she tells some jokes. Sometimes, she will ask a Caucasian to go up on stage, gets him to strip her or any of her performers, she rolls down her panties, bit by bit, until the audience can have a peek at her pubic hair. The crowd goes hysterical, she removes her panties, dances and sways to the beat; the music slows down, she walks around, off she goes backstage. Chan brought her striptease act to Kuala Lumpur and Alor Star, always donating part of her proceeds to charity, benefiting children and old folks' homes, institutions for the blind, tuberculosis patients, earning another moniker of "Charity XQueen". In 1954, Chan upped the ante for revues by introducing circus stunts that in
Shane Nelson is an American mixed martial artist. He was a cast member of SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Team Mir. In addition to the UFC, Nelson has competed for the MFC, Shark Fights. For the last six years, Nelson has trained with former UFC Lightweight Champion B. J. Penn. Nelson has worked in construction, now trains full-time with Troy Mandaloniz and Kendall Grove. Nelson earned a spot in the house by defeating Charles Diaz via decision after two rounds. On, the fighters were given the opportunity to watch UFC 84 on TV. While watching, Junie Browning and Shane began drinking; the pair soon became belligerent and started to throw things into the pool and attempted to pick fights with the other fighters. The next day, UFC President Dana White came to the house and expressed his displeasure with the Nelson and Browning's actions, he did not kick them off of the show. White spoke to the coaches to ensure that Nelson would be in the first Lightweight fight. Efrain Escudero defeated Shane in the second round with a head triangle.
Nelson won his UFC debut against former The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir castmate George Roop. Nelson won the fight via split decision. Nelson had his second fight in the UFC defeating Aaron Riley at UFC 96, Nelson won via TKO 44 seconds into the first round; the stoppage is being called one of the worst in UFC history. Nelson was defeated by Riley via unanimous decision in a rematch at UFC 101. Nelson was released from the UFC after losing to Matt Wiman via unanimous decision at UFC 107. Nelson was set to fight Shinya Aoki on short notice at DREAM. Fight for Japan!. However, Aoki declined to fight Nelson, he was replaced by Rich Clementi. Nelson has a son. Shane Nelson at UFC Professional MMA record for Shane Nelson from Sherdog