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Orinoco Delta

The Orinoco Delta is a vast river delta of the Orinoco River, located in eastern Venezuela. The Orinoco Delta is one of the eight natural regions of Venezuela, it covers the whole of Delta Amacuro State and a few square kilometers of Monagas State and Sucre State, comprising all the mouths of the Orinoco. It is divided into two sections: the principal, at the northernmost part of the system, located between Caño Manamo and the left shore of Caño Araguao, where the majority of villages are established, including the state capital Tucupita; the Warao people live in the region. The delta is fan-shaped, formed by the Orinoco River as it splits into numerous distributaries, called caños, which meander through the delta on their way to the sea; the main distributary is called the Rio Grande, which empties south-southeast through the southern portion of the delta, the second major distributary is Caño Manamo, which runs northward along the western edge of the delta. The area of this region is 43,646 square kilometres.

The Orinoco Delta is characterized by being non-centric, lagoon lacking, oceanic, somewhat similar to the delta of the Niger River. Daily tides bring sea water up the "caños", causing the "macareo" or pororoca and reversing the flow direction of water, at least on surface; the predominant vegetation is in the Orinoco Delta swamp forests ecoregion. Along the coast and the river margins there are stretches of Amazon-Orinoco-Southern Caribbean mangroves the Guianan mangroves ecoregion. To the west, closer to the coast, there are patches of the Orinoco wetlands ecoregion; the delta includes large areas of permanent wetlands as well as seasonally-flooded freshwater swamp forests. The river margins of the delta are fringed with mangroves. Venezuela Tourism Directory Geo-Environmental Characterization of the Delta del Orinoco "Orinoco wetlands". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund. "Orinoco Delta swamp forests". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund. "Guianian mangroves". Terrestrial Ecoregions.

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Trygve Gulbranssen

Trygve Emanuel Gulbranssen was a Norwegian novelist and journalist. Gulbranssen is best known for writing the Bjørndal Trilogy – Og bakom synger skogene, published in English as Beyond Sing the Woods, his books were well received by critics and readers alike, they have been translated into over 30 languages and sold more than 12 million copies. At one point prior to the outbreak of World War II, the popularity of the Trilogy made Gulbranssen the fourth-bestselling author worldwide, the success of the American editions of his work secured for him the distinction of being the only Scandinavian author of fiction to be included in the prestigious List of Books Chosen for the White House – a collection of works of literature selected by U. S. publishers and presented to the White House in order to provide the president with a library of the best in contemporary literature. His novels were adapted for film, though he was disappointed with the results, he was well known as a sports journalist, writing for the magazine Idrætsliv, which he produced together with Peder Christian Andersen and Einar Staff.

He wrote many of his most famous and characteristic articles as a correspondent for Idrætsliv and Aftenposten during the Summer Olympics in the years between 1920 and 1936. He took a particular interest in track and field and sought to promote it as a sports manager for many years, he is regarded – together with Nils Dahl – as the first person to have introduced orienteering to Norway. Gulbranssen's primary profession was tobacconist; the wholesale business he was a member of became the largest of its type in Norway under his leadership. He was a respected business man both inside and outside of Norway's borders, he established many lifelong friendships during the course of his business trips around Europe. In 1940, Gulbranssen moved with his family to a farm in Eidsberg, allowing him to realize his dream of being a farmer, though he did not participate in the daily chores, he invested a great deal of effort in the planning and management of the enterprise. Although he was a newcomer to the district, he did not isolate himself on the farm, he maintained a good relationship with his neighbors.

In 1955 he helped found the Mysen Rotary Club, where he participated as a charter member until his death in 1962. Trygve Gulbranssen was born on Molstad Farm on Enebakk Road in the Vålerenga neighborhood of Kristiania in 1894, his parents were Alette Gulbrandsen, born Alette Antonsdatter Dahl. He had two older brothers and Alfred, as well as tree younger sisters, Ragnhild Margrethe and Tora Elvira, his father Christen was the son of a farmer and master carpenter named Johan Gulbrandsen and Petrine Pedersdatter Nøklebye, both of whom descended from farmer families in Trøgstad, Østfold County. His mother Alette grew up on Vestre Dahl Farm in Skogbygda in Akershus County, her father was a farmer and freighter captain named Johan Anton Jørgensen Strandengen and mother Bolette Olsdatter, born Skau. Through relatives on his mother's side, Gulbranssen was connected with the villages in the Follo district. Christen Gulbrandsen, a carpenter and master builder, provided a good living for his family by buying and renovating townhouses before reselling them.

A shortage of housing led to rising prices in Kristiania, but in 1899 the housing bubble burst in what has subsequently become known as the Kristiania Crash. Gulbrandsen had attempted to spread out the risk by placing his fortune in multiple banks and by purchasing Solberg Farm in Trøgstad, but this strategy failed as bank after bank closed its doors; the lack of new renovation projects and the loss of all property and savings came as a hard blow for him. He went on to try his hand as a real estate broker, but never recovered from the sudden change in his fortunes; the family went from being wealthy to struggling to make both ends meet. Paradoxically, they kept on moving to "nicer" addresses as the economy deteriorated, which resulted from the family taking up residence in some of the father's renovation projects. On account of the father's business, there were many changes of residence, which caused the young Gulbranssen to lose contact with his friends and grow lonely, he wrote about this period of his life: Moving to other parts of the city – the loss of schoolmates, the great loneliness when friendship is the most important.

Gulbranssen wrote this and many other notes about childhood with the intent of writing a book about the trials of growing up in Kristiania around 1900, but those plans never came to fruition. In 1901 Gulbranssen lost his two-year-old sister Ragnhild Margrethe to dysentery, which she had contracted through contaminated well water; when his maternal father's farm was sold in 1906, Gulbranssen lost the only constant in his family's otherwise unpredictable city life. Both Gulbranssen and the other children took it hard. From an early age, he nurtured an interest for the agrarian life of Eastern Norway, but it wasn't until he came across the prayer book D. Jens Dinnysøn Jersins Tvende Opbyggelige Skrifter during one of the family's many moves that his interest in family history and the ideas that would mature in his works started to take hold; the prayer book, which had belonged to his great-great-grandfather Ole Christophersen Biørnebecks

Stanisław Kętrzyński

Stanisław Kętrzyński was a Polish historian and freemason. He was the son of Polish historian Wojciech Kętrzyński. During the Second World War Stanisław Kętrzyński was a prisoner in the German Auschwitz concentration camp. Among his students were Stanisław Arnold, Aleksander Gieysztor, Jadwiga Karwasińska and Adam Wolff. Gall-Anonim i jego kronika O rzekomej wyprawie Władysława Hermana na Szczecin O paliuszu biskupów polskich XI wieku O zagninionym żywocie św. Wojciecha Ze studiów nad Gerwazym z Tilbury O Astryku Anastazym Uwagi i przyczynki nad kancelaryą koronną Kazimierza Jagiellończyka O datach tzw. niejednolitych w dokumentach polskich Do genezy kanclerstwa koronnego Uwagi o pieczęciach Władysława Łokietka i Kazimierza Wielkiego Na marginesie "Genealogii Piastów" O. Balzera Zarys nauki o dokumencie polskim wieków średnich Ze studiów genealogicznych O zagininionej metropolii czasów Bolesława Chrobrego Polska X-XI wieku

Matt Olson

Matthew Kent Olson is an American professional baseball first baseman and right fielder for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball. Olson is the second son of Lee Olson, his older brother, Zachary Olson, pitched for the Harvard Crimson. Olson attended Parkview High School in Lilburn, where he played first base and pitched for the Parkview Panthers, leading them to back-to-back state championships in 2011 and 2012. Olson finished his high school career with a.431 batting average, 44 doubles, 45 home runs, 168 RBIs, a fielding percentage over 0.980. He holds the Parkview High Gwinnett County records for wins and RBIs, his jersey, number 21, was retired by Parkview High School in February of 2019. After graduating high school with honors in 2012, Olson was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the first round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft, he had committed to play college baseball at Vanderbilt University, but decided to forego his commitment to the Commodores and signed with Oakland.

Olson made his professional debut that season for the Arizona League Athletics and played for the Vermont Lake Monsters that season. In total, he hit.282 /.352 /.521 with nine home runs and 45 RBIs. In 2013, Olson played for the Beloit Snappers. In 134 games, he hit.225 /.326 /.435 but with 93 RBIs. Olson played the 2014 season with the Stockton Ports. Throughout the season he was among the home run leaders in Minor League Baseball, as during the season he batted.262/.404/.543 with 37 home runs and 97 RBIs in 138 games, he led all minor leaguers with 500 or more plate appearances with a walk percentage of 18.5%. He played the 2015 season with the Midland RockHounds where he hit.249 with 17 home runs and 75 RBIs in 133 games. Olson played the entire 2016 minor league season with the Nashville Sounds. In 131 games, he batted.235 with 60 RBIs. The Athletics purchased Olson's contract on September 12, 2016, he was called up to the major league club, he played in 11 games for Oakland. In 2017, Olson split time between Oakland.

In 79 games for Nashville he batted.272 with 23 home runs and 60 RBIs, in 59 games for Oakland, he hit.259 with 24 home runs and 45 RBIs. With Oakland he hit 13 in the month of one in five straight games, it was tied for third-most home runs in a player's first 65 career games in MLB history. Olson spent all of 2018 with Oakland. On April 18, Olson hit his first career walk-off, an RBI single to secure a 12-11 comeback win over the Chicago White Sox. On September 26, he hit his first career grand slam in a 9-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Olson finished his 2018 campaign batting.247 with 84 RBIs. He won his first Gold Glove Award, leading all AL first basemen with 14 defensive runs saved and an 11.6 ultimate zone rating. Olson played in both games of the Opening Series in Japan. During the second game on March 21, he was removed from the game after he felt pain in his right hand; the next day, he underwent successful surgery to remove the hamate bone from the hand, returning to the lineup on May 7.

In 2019, he batted.267/.351/.545. On defense, he had a 13 Defensive Runs Saved rating, the best in the major leagues among first basemen. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference Matt Olson on Twitter Matt Olson on Instagram

SNCF Class CC 6500

The SNCF Class CC 6500 is a class of 1.5 kV DC electric locomotives. The CC 6500 was, together with the CC 40100 and diesel CC 72000, the first generation of the'Nez Cassé' family of locomotives and designed for hauling express trains with speeds up to 200 km/h but used for heavy freight trains. Among the trains they hauled in their first years of service were the SNCF flagship train Le Mistral and Trans Europ Express trains Aquitaine, Le Capitole and l'Étendard; the locomotives had 3-axle monomotor bogies with each set of 3 axles coupled by gears. Speed regulation was by series-parallel control; the motors had double armatures so there were four "demi-motors" which allowed three motor groupings: full series, series-parallel and full parallel. The power controller had 28 steps. Between 1969 and 1976 a total of 74 were built, with the last of this class taken out of service in 2007. Four more were built as dual-system 1.5 kV DC/25 kV AC locomotives, series CC21000. In 1997, these were reconfigured for use as DC only locomotives, taking the total of CC6500 locomotives to 78.

In 1977, Amtrak borrowed SNCF CC21003 for testing purposes. This engine was rebuilt by Alsthom with its transformer and electrical components replaced with those compatible with Amtrak's 25 Hz traction power system, taller pantographs, Amtrak's cab signaling system, US style couplers, a bell, other components required by the AAR for operation on US railroads; this engine, a Swedish SJ Rc4 were imported and tested by Amtrak to determine the best design to replace the aging PRR GG1's operating on their Northeast Corridor. However, the X996's suspension system proved unsuitable for the rough US track construction, despite modifications made over the course of testing, the engine's performance was deemed unsatisfactory for Amtrak's use. Thus, Amtrak favored the Rc4 design, which would serve as the basis for their EMD AEM-7. After testing was completed, X996 was returned to France, reverted to its pre-Amtrak appearance and specifications, continued to operate on the SNCF; as with the remainder of the CC21000's, the CC21003 was rebuilt into a CC6500 in 1997.

Perren, Brian. "Riding a French legend". Rail Enthusiast. EMAP National Publications. Pp. 22–27. ISSN 0262-561X. OCLC 49957965

Humphrey Southern

Humphrey Ivo John Southern is a British Anglican bishop. From 2007 to 2015, he was Bishop of a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Derby. In April 2015 he was appointed Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon, an Anglican theological college. Southern was born on 17 September 1960, he was educated at an all-boys public school in London, England. He studied history at Christ Church and graduated from the University of Oxford with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982. After a period of study at Ripon College Cuddesdon he was ordained in 1987, his career began with St Mary's Walton-on-the-Hill. After these, he was Vicar of Hale Team Rector of the same and of Badshot Lea. At the same time he was Ecumenical Officer for the Diocese of Guildford, he was Team Rector of Tisbury and of the Nadder Valley Team Ministry, both in the Diocese of Salisbury. He was Rural Dean of Chalke and an Honorary Canon and Prebendary of Salisbury Cathedral. Southern was consecrated a bishop on 31 May 2007 and installed as Bishop of Repton on 9 June 2007.

On 18 November 2014, it was announced that he would succeed Martyn Percy as Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon. He took up the appointment on 1 April 2015. A long-term keeper of the English Bull Terrier which he and his family take on walks, Southern is married to Emma with two daughters. Humphrey Southern Esq The Revd Humphrey Southern The Revd Canon Humphrey Southern The Rt Revd Humphrey Southern