Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park is an American national park located in the State of Washington, on the Olympic Peninsula. The park has four regions: the Pacific coastline, alpine areas, the west side temperate rainforest and the forests of the drier east side. Within the park there are three distinct ecosystems which are subalpine forest and wildflower meadow, temperate forest, the rugged Pacific coast. President Theodore Roosevelt designated Mount Olympus National Monument on 2 March 1909; the monument was redesignated as a national park by Congress and President Franklin Roosevelt on June 29, 1938. In 1976, Olympic National Park was designated by UNESCO as an International Biosphere Reserve, in 1981 as a World Heritage Site. In 1988, Congress designated 95 percent of the park as the Olympic Wilderness; the coastal portion of the park is a sandy beach along with a strip of adjacent forest. It is just a few miles wide, with native communities at the mouths of two rivers; the Hoh River has the Hoh people and at the town of La Push at the mouth of the Quileute River live the Quileute.

The beach has unbroken stretches of wilderness ranging from 10 to 20 miles. While some beaches are sand, others are covered with heavy rock and large boulders. Bushy overgrowth, slippery footing and misty rain forest weather all hinder foot travel; the coastal strip is more accessible than the interior of the Olympics. The most popular piece of the coastal strip is the 9-mile Ozette Loop; the Park Service runs a reservation program to control usage levels of this area. From the trailhead at Ozette Lake, a 3-mile leg of the trail is a boardwalk-enhanced path through near primal coastal cedar swamp. Arriving at the ocean, it is a 3-mile walk supplemented by headland trails for high tides; this area has traditionally been favored by the Makah from Neah Bay. The third 3-mile leg is enabled by a boardwalk. There are thick groves of trees adjacent to the sand, which results in chunks of timber from fallen trees on the beach; the unaltered Hoh River, toward the south end of the park, discharges large amounts of eroded timber and other drift, which moves north, enriching the beaches.

The removal of driftwood – logs, dead-heads and root-wads from streams and beaches was a major domestication measure across North America. Today driftwood deposits form a commanding presence, biologically as well as visually, giving a taste of the original condition of the beach viewable to some extent in early photos. Drift-material comes from a considerable distance; the smaller coastal portion of the park is separated from the larger, inland portion. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had supported connecting them with a continuous strip of park land; the park is known for its unique turbidites. It has exposed turbidities with white calcite veins. Turbidites are rocks or sediments that travel into the ocean as suspended particles in the flow of water, causing a sedimentary layering effect on the ocean floor. Over time the sediments and rock compact and the process repeats as a constant cycle; the park is known for its tectonic mélanges that have been deemed'smell rocks' by the locals due to its strong petroleum odor.

Mélanges are large individual rocks that are large enough that they are accounted for in map drawings. The Olympic mélanges can be as large as a house. Within the center of Olympic National Park rise the Olympic Mountains whose sides and ridgelines are topped with massive, ancient glaciers; the mountains themselves are products of accretionary wedge uplifting related to the Juan De Fuca Plate subduction zone. The geologic composition is a curious mélange of oceanic sedimentary rock; the western half of the range is dominated by the peak of Mount Olympus. Mount Olympus receives a large amount of snow, has the greatest glaciation of any non-volcanic peak in the contiguous United States outside of the North Cascades, it has several glaciers, the largest of, Hoh Glacier at 3.06 miles in length. Looking to the east, the range becomes much drier due to the rain shadow of the western mountains. Here, there are craggy ridges; the tallest summit of this area is Mount Deception, at 7,788 feet. The western side of the park is mantled by temperate rainforests, including the Hoh Rainforest and Quinault Rainforest, which receive annual precipitation of about 150 inches, making this the wettest area in the continental United States.

As opposed to tropical rainforests and most other temperate rainforest regions, the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest are dominated by coniferous trees, including Sitka Spruce, Western Hemlock, Coast Douglas-fir and Western redcedar. Mosses coat the bark of these trees and drip down from their branches in green, moist tendrils. Valleys on the eastern side of the park have notable old-growth forest, but the climate is notably drier. Sitka Spruce is absent, trees on average are somewhat smaller, undergrowth is less dense and different in character. Northeast of the park is a rather small rainshadow area where annual precipitation averages about 16 inches. According to the A. W. Kuchler U. S. Potential natural vegetation Types, Olympic National Park encompasses five classifications: Alpine Meadows & Barren, aka Alpine tundra potential vegetation type with an Alpine Meadow potential


Jungheinrich AG is a German company active in the material handling equipment and material flow engineering sectors. In these segments, the company is ranked in second place in Europe, third in the world. Friedrich Jungheinrich founded H. Co.. Maschinenfabrik on August 7, 1953 in Hamburg; the first foreign branch was opened in Austria in 1956. In 1958, the company headquarters opened with a plant in Hamburg-Wandsbek. On July 11, 1960, Jungheinrich AG was founded as a Swiss subsidiary under the name "Ameise GmbH", headquartered in Aarau. A site in Friedrichsgabe in today’s Norderstedt was acquired in 1966 and production was relocated from Hamburg to this site until 1984; the company founder Friedrich Jungheinrich died on January 28, 1968. In 1974, the rental and used truck business started with its own organization; the new plant in Lüneburg was built in 1989. The first Eastern European branches were established in the Czech Republic and Hungary in 1991. In 1994, Jungheinrich acquired the Steinbock und Boss Group.

The production facilities in France, Great Britain and Spain were closed and production was relocated to Germany. In 2002, the Group brands MIC, Steinbock and Boss were abandoned and since trucks have only been sold under the Jungheinrich brand name; the Dr. Friedrich Jungheinrich Foundation was established in 2004 to promote scholarships for students specialized in mechanical engineering or industrial engineering. In 2005, the company presented the world's first forklift with a rotating cab. In 2006, an assembly plant opened in Qingpu near China. Electric pedestrian-controlled pallet trucks are assembled here; the manufactured low-platform and high-platform trucks are used to supply Jungheinrich's sales operations in China and the Asian market. In 2006, the Dresden Used Equipment Centre for the reconditioning of used trucks commenced operations. In 2009, Jungheinrich started the production of battery-powered low-platform trucks at its new plant in Landsberg in Saxony-Anhalt. In 2013, a plant for warehouse and system trucks was inaugurated in Moosburg an der Isar, the new central warehouse for spare parts in Kaltenkirchen and the new plant for industrial trucks for the Asia-Pacific region in Qingpu.

At the beginning of October 2015, a new spare parts warehouse went into operation at the Kuzayevo site near Moscow. This is operated by logistics service provider Kühne + Nagel Contract Logistics and is intended to supply not only Jungheinrich customers in Russia,but in its neighboring states, with spare parts. At the end of 2015, the company took over the Munich-based MIAS Group, which specializes in mechanical engineering in warehouse logistics. On July 1, 2015, Jungheinrich expanded the Board of Management to include the Logistics Systems Division under Klaus-Dieter Rosenbach. In 2018, Jungheinrich generated sales revenue of 3.796 billion euros with 17,877 employees. The head office is located in Hamburg-Wandsbek, where the company movedinto its own new building at the beginning of 2016, its design was created by the Hamburg architectsProf. Klaus Sill & Assoziierte, with MBN Bau AG, Georgsmarienhütte, as general contractor, carrying out the construction work. In 1990, the domestic companies merged and subsequently traded as a joint stock company, which went public with preference shares and was listed for the first time on August 30, 1990.

The ordinary shares, thus the entrepreneurial control, still remain with the families of the two daughters of the company founder. Until December 3, 2014, the Jungheinrich share was a component of the SDAX. With effect from December 4, 2014, the share was listed in the MDAX. On September 24, 2018, it switched back to the SDAX. Zum 24. September 2018 wechselte sie wieder in den SDAX; the product range is divided into four pillars: Firstly, industrial trucks such as forklift trucks, high-bay stackers and tractors. The best-known product is the ‘Ameise’, it is a registered trademark ofJungheinrich Profishop and is used as a synonym for manual or electric pallet trucks. The company now produces driverless transport systems. Secondly, Jungheinrich implements rack systems; these are divided into semi-automatic and automatic storage systems. Examples are automatic high-bay warehouses,automatic small parts warehouses, pallet warehouses and combined systems. Thirdly, the portfolio includes complete intralogistics solutions, both new planning and optimization of existing warehouses.

The range extends from analysis, project planning and implementation to after-sales service and is available for all degrees of automation. Jungheinrich AG offers both manual warehouse systems with the Warehouse Management System, radio data transmission services and radio data transmission equipment as well as automated warehouse systems with storage and retrieval machines. In addition, the company offers warehouse logistics services; the services include: After-sales service, i.e. inspection and repair of equipment, Driver training and sales financing of products and sale of used equipment. The European rental fleet comprises around 38,100 rental forklifts with 600 vehicle variants with load capacities ranging from 1 to 42 tonnes and lifting heights of up to 17 metres. With its online shop Jungheinrich Profishop, Jungheinrich has been offering companies an assortment in the fields of stacking and lifting, warehousing and office equipment, occupational safety and the environment since 2006.

The range comprises around 36,000 articles from the Jungheinrich product range, the traditional ant brand and products from other manufacturers. The Profishop is available in Austria since 2007. Jungheinrich is represented in service companies worldwide. In addition, J

2011 FIA GT1 Abu Dhabi round

The 2011 FIA GT1 Abu Dhabi round was an auto racing event held at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Taking place over 25–26 March 2011, Abu Dhabi was the opening round of the 2011 FIA GT1 World Championship season, it is the second consecutive year that FIA GT1 has opened its season in Abu Dhabi, although the 2011 event will be held on a shorter 4.730 km layout of the Yas Marina Circuit. Marc Hennerici is the only returning driver who won during the event last season, while Corvette and Ford both are defending victors; the event is unique on the FIA GT1 calendar as it is the only one held over a two-day period rather than the normal three. The weekend is shared with a trio of local racing series: The UAE Sportscar series, the Cytech UAE GT series, the Total UAE Touring Cars series. Münnich Motorsport earned pole position in the qualifying session, only to be penalized for an infraction and handing pole to the Young Driver team of Stefan Mücke and Darren Turner. Early incidents in the Qualifying Race led to Marc VDS Ford winning their first GT1 race with Maxime Martin and Frédéric Makowiecki driving.

Marc VDS was unable to hold the lead after starting from pole in the Championship Race as a quick pit stop vaulted Stef Dusseldorp and Clivio Piccione's Hexis Aston Martin into the race lead, fending off the Nissan of JR Motorsports but less than half a second at the finish. Following the announcement of an entry list featuring twenty cars from ten teams for the full 2011 season, only eighteen were entered for Abu Dhabi; the two Corvette squads of Team China and DKR Engineering both entered only a single car due to each team lacking a second chassis. All eighteen cars participated in a pre-season test held at the circuit on 23 March, with the No. 37 Münnich Motorsport Lamborghini of Nicky Pastorelli and Dominik Schwager setting the fastest lap of the day, followed by their second team car. For qualifying, Driver 1 participates in the first and third sessions while Driver 2 participates in only the second session; the fastest lap for each session is indicated with bold. ^ The No. 37 Münnich Lamborghini was given a penalty of five grid spots for the Qualifying Race for ignoring a marshal's flag requiring the car to pits after illegally starting from an external battery during Qualifying 1.

^ The No. 40 Marc VDS Ford was given a penalty of five grid spots for the Qualifying Race for changing an engine during practice. Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Yas Marina GT1 Race in Abu Dhabi – FIA GT1 World Championship