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Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

The Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is a protected national park, located in the Northern Tablelands region of New South Wales, Australia in the Port Macquarie-Hastings City Council and Walcha Shire councils. The 145,223-hectare park is situated 445 kilometres north of Sydney and is named in memory of the Australian explorer John Oxley, who passed through the area in 1818 and is one of the largest national parks in New South Wales; the park is part of the Hastings-Macleay Group World Heritage Site Gondwana Rainforests of Australia inscribed in 1986 and added to the Australian National Heritage List in 2007. The Oxley Wild Rivers National Park was World Heritage listed in recognition of the extensive dry rainforest that occurs within the park, the associated rich biodiversity that includes several rare or threatened plants and animals. There are at least fourteen waterfalls in the park. For thousands of years, the Northern Tablelands and these valleys were the tribal lands of the Dangaddi aboriginal people, whose descendants are now concentrated in the lower Macleay River.

Some marked trees have been found and a limestone cave shelter has been excavated near Kunderang Brook. In 1818 explorer John Oxley and his party tried to descend the Apsley valley, but steep gorges blocked the way until they proceeded around the head of the Apsley Falls. After Oxley passed through the cedar-getters were the first white people to penetrate these remote gorges and valleys in search of Australian red cedar, floated down-river to Kempsey. There have been cattle grazing through the Macleay River Gorges, called'The Falls', since the 1840s, with mustering points occurring at Top Creek, Middle Yards, Left Hand, Oven Camp, Youdales Hut, Green Gully, Yarrowitch River and Front Tableland; the restored Middle Yards Hut was once part of the 32,000-hectare East Kunderang cattle station on the Macleay River. In the late 19th century several gold and antimony mines were established around the rim of the gorges, at places such as Halls Peak and Hillgrove, as well as two ambitious hydro-electric schemes to power them, the remains of which can be seen today along the Styx River and at Gara Gorge.

In 1976 the Apsley Macleay Gorges were identified as being of true wilderness quality. At that stage the public protection offered to the area was limited to two small reserves in the south, a few local council run recreation areas at sites such as Wollomombi Falls and Apsley Falls. With future land-use undecided, the NSW Electricity Commission began surveying the Apsley Valley for a hydro-electric scheme in the late 1970s; the Apsley Gorge National Park of 6,718 hectares was gazetted followed by the 3,456-hectare Yarrowitch Gorge National Park soon after. During late 1981 the track to the Apsley River at Riverside was improved and Elcom installed a river gauging station; the project was shelved following a land use study recommending a national park be established. In 1986 the park was gazetted to foster nature conservation, cultural heritage and tourism on the Northern Tablelands. In 1989 East Kunderang Station of 30,400 hectares passed to the National Parks and Wildlife Service and was proclaimed the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.

In 1994 Oxley Wild Rivers National Park was inscribed on the Register of World Heritage sites, as part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia. 1,850 hectares of Winterbourne State Forest known at the Big Lease, was added to the wilderness. The remaining 1,560 hectares of Winterbourne and 1,075 hectares of Enmore State Forests are to be added to the national park. Further inclusions include Green Gully headwaters and 1,439 hectares of leasehold land in the lower Chandler River gorge; the Macleay Gorges Wilderness Area was declared in 1996 and extended in 1997 and covers over 50,000 hectares in the central part of the park. In December 2009 a lightning strike started a bushfire in the Youdales Hut area; the hut was unaffected, but 1,500 hectares of inaccessible steep country was burnt out before it was brought under control. Another lightning strike started a large bushfire in the Reedy Creek region of the park; this fire has burnt out over 8,000 hectares of rough country. The Oxley Wild Rivers National Park lies along the Great Escarpment between the Northern Tablelands, the east coast and has dramatic gorges and waterfalls, extensive wilderness and dry rainforest.

The main rivers in the national park are the: Apsley River, Macleay River, Wollomombi River, Chandler River, Tia River, Styx River, Gara River, Yarrowitch River, Oaky River and the Kunderang Brook. There are a number of waterfalls situated throughout the park including: Wollomombi Falls, Apsley Falls, Tia Falls and Dangars Falls as well as numerous cascades; the waterfalls in the park are at their best after the main ones are accessible by car. The formation of the area began with muddy sediments under ancient oceans that were changed by heat and pressure into hard rocks uplifted by movements of the continental plate and volcanic eruptions; this resulted in the formation of the Great Dividing Range, an undulating plateau that sloped to the west and fell away steeply to the east. Erosion by wind, rain and ice over millions of years carved out the plateaus of the Northern Tablelands, rivers and streams cut back the eastern edge of the tableland creating deep gorges that formed one continuous escarpment.

The jagged scarp is retreating west and this movement can be seen today in

Don Lee (baseball)

Donald Edward Lee is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Angels, Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs. Lee threw right-handed, he is the son of former major league pitcher Thornton Lee. Lee attended University of Arizona. Signed by the Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1956, he debuted in the 1957 season. After two years with the Tigers, he was sent to the Senators. In 1962 Lee went to the Angels, he finished his career with the Cubs in 1966. Lee was a journeyman pitcher who divided his playing time jumping between the rotation and the bullpen, his most productive season came in 1962 with Minnesota and the Angels, when he compiled career-highs in victories, strikeouts and innings pitched. On September 2, 1960, Lee surrendered a home run to Ted Williams in the first game of a doubleheader between the Senators and Boston Red Sox. 21 years before, in his rookie season, Williams hit a home run off Don's father Thornton Lee with the Chicago White Sox, on September 17, 1939.

With this feat, Williams became the only player in major league history to hit home runs against a father and son. In a nine-season career, Lee posted a 40–44 record with 467 strikeouts, a 3.61 ERA, 11 saves, ​828 1⁄3 innings in 244 games played. List of second-generation Major League Baseball players Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs Baseball Library

SV Esternberg

Union sports club Esternberg is an Austrian association football club based in Esternberg. With the incorporation of the sponsor of the club is the official name Union Handyshop Esternberg; the club's colors are white. The SVE was founded on July, 20th 1952. In the years 1952 to 1954 only friendly matches and cup tournaments were contested. Entry into the regular championship began the SVE in the 1955–56 season in the Upper Austrian 3rd Class C 1, finished on the 9th position; the biggest success was winning the Upper Austrian League 1995–96 and the associated rise in the Austrian Regional League Central. The club plays in the Upper Austrian League West; the home games of the SVE will be played at Heinz Ertl Stadium, named after the founding member and longtime president Heinz Ertl. The youth section of the SVE organizes since 1992 each year the Juniors Indoor Soccer Cup for all age groups in the youth field in the Sports Hall of Schärding. Now, with nine days of the tournament and over 200 teams participating each year, this is one of the largest youth tournaments in Austria.

Visiting teams from 21 nations were as Austria, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, France, Hungary, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland. 1 x Winner of Upper Austrian League 1 x Winner of Upper Austrian Cup 5 x Winner of Inn Quarter Cup 1 x Winner of Upper Austrian League West 1 x Winner of Upper Austrian District League West 1 x Winner of Upper Austrian 1st Class North West 1 x Winner of Upper Austrian 2nd Class West 1 x Winner of Upper Austrian 3rd Class Upper Inn Quarter Official website OFV-club homepage of SVE SVE on Facebook Official website of Int. Juniors Indoor Soccer Cup Schärding Internationaler Junior Fussball-Hallencup Schärding on Facebook Official website of Inn Quarter Cup

The Intercontinental Derby (basketball)

The Intercontinental Derby known as the Eternal Rivalry, is the name given to any basketball match between Fenerbahçe SK and Galatasaray SK, teams of the Asian and the European parts of Istanbul respectively. Fenerbahçe is the most successful of the two clubs, having won more overall trophies and derby games. According to the official records, in Turkey, basketball was first played in 1904 at Robert College. An American physical education teacher laid the foundations of this sport in Turkey. 7 years Ahmet Robenson, a physical education teacher at Galatasaray High School decided to introduce a new game to the students in 1911. Robenson, who became a Galatasaray SK president popularized this sport in Turkey. Galatasaray are considered to be the pioneers in Turkish basketball, the sport had always been important for the club; the team have won 11 national championship titles and 15 Istanbul League titles. Former president of the club, Özhan Canaydın, was a former player of the basketball team; the men's basketball department of Fenerbahçe were founded in 1913 and achieved considerable success when the sport established itself in Turkey.

Fenerbahçe have won 7 Istanbul League titles and 3 national championship titles in 1957, 1959 and 1965, just before the professional nationwide league was founded in 1966, participated in the European Champions Cup in 1960 and 1966. Their fans had to wait until 1991 for another title, when Levent Topsakal, Larry Richard, head coach Çetin Yılmaz led Fenerbahçe to the Turkish League title over Tofaş. Galatasaray consider themselves as the pioneers of basketball in Turkey, having popularized and dominated the sport in the early decades, while Fenerbahçe in return boast their success in winning more trophies, including the 2016–17 EuroLeague title, marked as the first EuroLeague title won by a Turkish basketball club; the clubs originate from two different sides of the Bosphorus. Fenerbahçe SK were founded in Kadıköy, located on the Asian side of Istanbul, while Galatasaray SK were founded in the Galatasaray district, on the European side of Istanbul. Both clubs draw the majority of their support from the side of the city that they are native to, but maintain a significant majority of support drawn from the rest of Turkey.

Last update: 26 February 2020 The Intercontinental Derby Beşiktaş–Fenerbahçe rivalry Beşiktaş–Galatasaray rivalry Fenerbahçe SK Official Website Galatasaray SK Official Website

Trolza

Trolza known as the Uritsky factory or Uritsky, is a trolleybus manufacturer in Russia, located in Engels, Saratov oblast. In the Soviet era it was known as Uritsky factory. ZiU/Trolza continues this business now; the most numerous models of ZiU production were the MTB-82, the ZiU-5, both now discontinued, the ZiU-9. All of them were exported to different countries of the world, including Argentina, Greece, Hungary, Serbia etc; the enterprise was founded in Imperial Russia in 1868, but it began producing trolleybuses in 1951. Trolleybus production by the Uritsky factory began in 1951, but the company's first model, the MTB-82d, was a refinement of a design first developed several years earlier, by the national government in Moscow in 1945–46, the MTB-82m. A prototype MTB-82m was built in February 1946 at a military factory. Following the construction of 77 additional MTB-82 trolleybuses in 1946–47, improvements in the design led to the introduction of the MTB-82d. Production of the improved model continued at military factories as well as at MTRZ, a small trolleybus repair plant in Moscow, until 1951, when the Uritsky factory was established in Engels to take over all trolleybus production from the various smaller facilities.

ZiU's production of the MTB-82d lasted from 1951 to 1961, a total of 3,746 were built. In the 1980s, ZiU was building more than 2,000 trolleybuses per year for domestic use but up to 160 per year for export outside the USSR. For many years until at least the early 1990s, ZiU was the world's largest manufacturer of trolleybuses. Around 1996, it was renamed Trolza, short for AO Trolleybusnyi Zavod. In 2016, Trolza announced that it would begin production of trolleybuses and electric buses in Juárez Celman, Córdoba Province, Argentina; the company intends to supply and modernise existing systems in Rosario, Córdoba and Mendoza while supplying new potential networks. Official site of JSC "Trolza"

Palo Alto (2013 film)

Palo Alto is a 2013 American drama film written and directed by Gia Coppola, based on James Franco's 2010 short story collection of the same name. The film stars Franco alongside Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff and Zoe Levin. Teddy and his best friend Fred, are two stoner teenagers. April is at soccer practice. Mr. B asks April if she can babysit his son Michael and he offers her the position of striker. Fred and Teddy walk back to their car talking about what they would do if they got in a drunk driving accident. Teddy says he would drive away if it was his crush, April. At a party, Teddy invites April to the graveyard with Fred; the two hold hands. April carves a heart into the two bond, they head back to the drink alcohol with all the other guests. Teddy goes outside to throw up. April gets jealous. April starts talking to Ivan. Teddy and Emily kiss and she gives him a blowjob. Teddy gets upset when he sees April kissing Ivan, he and Fred get into a car accident. Teddy drives away but blames Fred for the accident as he spoke about it earlier.

A police officer arrives at Teddy's house and arrests him for driving under the influence. April sits by the pool with Shauna. Chrissy tells the girls that Emily gave Teddy a blowjob and April gets upset. Teddy and his family are at the courthouse as he is put on probation for twelve months and ordered to perform community service at a children's library. Emily and her friend sit watching Fred play basketball. Fred goes back to Emily's house and they have sex. While Teddy is doing community service at the library, Fred comes to visit him and draws a penis in a children's book. April goes over to Mr. B's house for help with her History paper, he confesses his feelings for her. That night Teddy and Fred cut down a tree—the one April carved a heart in—with a chainsaw; the next day, Fred goes over to Emily's house. He admits that they went to a friend's house and got Emily naked in the bed so everyone could have sex with her. April goes to Mr. B's house, she says she doesn't want to see him anymore but he claims that he loves her and wants to be with her.

In class, April gets called back for her history paper. In Teddy's art class, the teacher observes Fred's art and tells him about how he went down the "tunnel of death" and realized he is "not Bob" as he drove down the highway. At April's soccer game she misses lots of chances to score. Mr. B takes her back to his house; the two sit on the couch and begin kissing April loses her virginity to Mr. B; the next day when April is babysitting, Michael tells her he has another babysitter which upsets her. She tells Mr. B. At a party, April goes outside to sit with Teddy, he says he loves her, which confuses her as they don't talk much. On Teddy and Fred go to get weed from Skull. Among other things, Fred tells Skull that Teddy talked about wanting to cut Skull's heart out although Fred was the one who had suggested it after he brought along a knife. Fred asks Skull if he had a choice, would he rather be gay or a girl to which Skull and Teddy make fun of Fred and call him a "faggot". Fred questions why they think it's wrong to be with a man explains that being inside a girl means that she's the one in control of the man and not the other way around.

He falls to the floor and starts crying. They get back in the car and Fred wants to drive down a one-way road. Fred drives down the one-way by himself while shouting "I'm not Bob". April texts Teddy, making them smile. Filming took place throughout November and December 2012 in Southern California, at the homes of Val Kilmer and Gia Coppola's mother. Palo Alto premiered at the Telluride Film Festival in August 2013 and at the Venice Film Festival in September 2013; the film was shown at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 24, 2014, at the San Francisco International Film Festival on May 3, 2014. Palo Alto was released in a limited release on May 9, 2014; the film was released on video on demand on July 29, 2014. The film received positive reviews. On Metacritic, the film has a rating of 69 out of 100, based on 34 reviews, signifying "generally favorable reviews". Ian Freer of Empire gave the film 4 stars out of 5, calling it a "terrific, portrait of teenage lives, delivered with a naturalness and compassion of which seasoned directors can only dream."

He praised the performances Emma Roberts', who he said "is the standout, heartbreaking as she suggests longings and anxieties without over-hyping it. Much like the film itself." Tom Shone of The Guardian acclaimed Roberts as the "standout", giving the film 3 stars out of 5. He lauded Gia Coppola's "eye for cool composition", for posing Roberts against "repetitive, pastel-colored surfaces" until her "pale, luminous