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Rie Mastenbroek

Hendrika "Rie" Wilhelmina Mastenbroek was a Dutch swimmer and a triple Olympic champion. Born in Rotterdam, she started swimming under the coaching of "Ma" Braun, who had coached her daughter to an Olympic gold medal in 1928. In 1934, Mastenbroek won a silver at the European Championships, she repeated that performance at the 1936 Summer Olympics, aged only 17, winning the 100 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle and the 4×100 m freestyle. In the 100 m backstroke, she finished second behind teammate Nida Senff; the following year she became a swimming instructor, thereby losing her amateur status and becoming ineligible for competition. During her career she broke nine world records. In 1968 she was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. In 1997 she received the Olympic Order, she died at age 84 in Rotterdam. After her death, Stichting Aquarius named the Rie Mastenbroek Trophy after her. List of members of the International Swimming Hall of Fame


Fluviopupa is a genus of small freshwater snails that have an operculum, aquatic gastropod mollusks in the family Tateidae. Species within the genus Flaviopupa include: Fluviopupa adkinsi Zielske & Haase, 2014 Fluviopupa bakeri Zielske & Haase, 2014 Fluviopupa brevior Fluviopupa daunivucu Haase, Ponder & Bouchet, 2006 Fluviopupa derua Haase, Ponder & Bouchet, 2006 Fluviopupa erromangoana Zielske & Haase, 2014 Fluviopupa espiritusantoana Haase, Fontaine & Gargominy, 2010 Fluviopupa freswota Zielske & Haase, 2014 Fluviopupa gracilis Fluviopupa herminae Zielske & Haase, 2014 Fluviopupa irinimeke Haase, Ponder & Bouchet, 2006 Fluviopupa kessneri Ponder & Shea, 2014 Fluviopupa lali Haase, Ponder & Bouchet, 2006 Fluviopupa lalinimeke Haase, Ponder & Bouchet, 2006 Fluviopupa malekulana Zielske & Haase, 2014 Fluviopupa mekeniyaqona Haase, Ponder & Bouchet, 2006 Fluviopupa mekewesi Haase, Ponder & Bouchet, 2006 Fluviopupa melissae Haase, Fontaine & Gargominy, 2010 Fluviopupa narii Haase, Fontaine & Gargominy, 2010 Fluviopupa pascali Haase, Fontaine & Gargominy, 2010 Fluviopupa pentecostata Zielske & Haase, 2014 Fluviopupa pikinini Zielske & Haase, 2014 Fluviopupa priei Haase, Fontaine & Gargominy, 2010 Fluviopupa pupoidea Pilsbry, 1911 Fluviopupa ramsayi Fluviopupa riva Zielske & Haase, 2014 Fluviopupa seasea Haase, Ponder & Bouchet, 2006 Fluviopupa smolwan Haase, Fontaine & Gargominy, 2010 Fluviopupa snel Haase, Fontaine & Gargominy, 2010 Fluviopupa tangbunia Zielske & Haase, 2014 Fluviopupa titusi Haase, Fontaine & Gargominy, 2010 Fluviopupa torresiana Haase, Fontaine & Gargominy, 2010 Fluviopupa vakamalolo Haase, Ponder & Bouchet, 2006 Fluviopupa walterlinii Haase, Fontaine & Gargominy, 2010 Australian Biological Resources Study info Pilsbry H.

A. Non-marine Mollusca of Patagonia. Report of the Princeton University expeditions to Patagonia, 1896-1899 3: 513-633, pis 38-47 + 5

Geography of Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh is India's fourth-largest and most populous state of India, located in the north-central part of the country. It spreads over a large area, the plains of the state are quite distinctly different from the high mountains in the north; the climate of this state can vary - due to it being far from the moderating effect of the sea and the occasional cold air arising due to western disturbances - with temperatures reaching as high as 49 °C in summer, as low as -1 °C in Winter.. Uttar Pradesh is bounded by Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh on the north-west and Delhi on the west, Rajasthan on the south-west, Madhya Pradesh on the south and Jharkhand on south-east and Bihar on the east. Situated between 23°52'N and 31°28'N latitudes and 77°3' and 84°39'E longitudes, this is the fourth largest state in the country in terms of area, the first in terms of population. Uttar Pradesh can be divided into three distinct hypsographical regions: The Shivalik foothills and Terai in the North The Gangetic Plain in the centre - Highly fertile alluvial soils.

The Shivalik Range which forms the southern foothills of the Himalayas, slopes down into a boulder bed called Bhabar. The transitional belt running along the entire length of the state is called the Terai and Bhabar area, it has rich forests, cutting across it are innumerable streams that swell into raging torrents during the monsoon. The Bhabar tract gives place to the terai area, covered with tall elephant grass and thick forests interspersed with marshes and swamps; the sluggish rivers of the Bhabar deepen in this area, their course running through a tangled mass of thick undergrowth. The terai runs parallel to the Bhabar in a thin strip; the main crops are wheat and sugar cane. Jute is grown; the most important area for the economy of the state is the Gangetic plain which stretches across the entire length of the state from east to west. The entire alluvial plain can be divide into three sub-regions; the first is the eastern tract consisting of 14 districts which are subject to periodical floods and droughts and have been classified as scarcity areas.

These districts have the highest density of population. The other two regions, the central and the western are comparatively better with a well-developed irrigation system, they suffer from waterlogging and large-scale user tracts. The Gangetic plain is watered by the Yamuna, the Ganges and its major tributaries, the Ramganga, the Gomati, the Ghaghra and Gandak; the whole plain is alluvial and fertile. The chief crops cultivated here are rice, pearl millet and barley. Sugar cane is the chief cash crop of the region; the southern fringe of the Gangetic is demarcated by plateau. It comprises the four districts of Jhansi, Jalaun and Hamirpur in Bundelkhand division and Karchhana tehsils of Allahabad district, the whole of Mirzapur district south of Ganges and Chakia tehsil of Varanasi district; the ground is strong with low hills. The Betwa and Ken rivers join the Yamuna from the south-west in this region, it has four distinct kinds of soil. They are black cotton soil. Rainfall is scanty and erratic and water-resources are scarce.

Dry farming is practical on a large scale. The climate of the state is tropical monsoon; the average temperature varies in the plains from 3 to 4 °C in January to 43 to 45 °C in May and June. There are three distinct seasons - winter from October to February, summer from March to mid-June, the rainy season from June to September; the rainfall in the plains is heaviest in the east and decreases towards the north-west. Floods are a recurring problem in the state, causing damage to crops and property; the worst floods were in 1971, when 51 of the 54 districts of the state were affected — an area of nearly 52,000 square kilometres. The eastern districts are the most vulnerable to floods, the western districts less and the central region markedly less; the eastern districts susceptibility to floods is ascribed, among other things, to heavy rainfall, low flat country, high subsoil water level and the silting of beds which causes river levels to rise. The problem in the western districts is poor drainage caused by the obstruction of roads, canals, new built-up areas etc.

There is water logging in large areas. The major flood-prone rivers are the Ganges, Gomti, Rapti and Ramganga; the inadequate drainage capacity of the smaller western Sirsa and the Aligarh drain is a cause of floods. Recorded Forest Area constitute about 6.88% of the total geographical area of the state and Total Forest and Tree cover is 9.01% of total geographical area. The Terai and Bhabar area in the Gangetic Plain have most of the forests; the Vindhyan forests consists of scrub. The districts of Jaunpur and Ballia have no forest land, while 31 other district have less forest area; the existing flora in Uttar Pradesh can be classified into three categories- Wet tropical deciduous forests. Dry tropical deciduous forests. Tropical thorny forests. On the Shivalik foothills and in the terai-bhabhar area grow gigantic haldu. Along river courses the shisham grows in abundance; the Vindhyan forests have dhak, mahua, salai and tendu. Sisso is used for furniture while khair yields kattha, taken with betel leaves or pan.

Semal and gutel are used as kanju in the plywood industry. Babul provides the principal tanning material

Kaskaskia Township, Fayette County, Illinois

Kaskaskia Township is one of twenty townships in Fayette County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 650 and it contained 289 housing units. According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 34.34 square miles, of which 34.3 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles is water. Shobonier The township contains these five cemeteries: Britton, Heckethorn, Lee and McConnell. US Route 51 Patoka Community Unit School District 100 Vandalia Community Unit School District 203 Illinois' 19th congressional district State House District 102 State Senate District 51 "Kaskaskia Township, Fayette County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-16. United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles United States National Atlas Illinois State Archives

Malibu High

Malibu High is a 1979 American exploitation film directed by Irvin Berwick and starring Jill Lansing. The film led to The Graduates of Malibu High. One song by Alan Tew, The Big One, played during the film, was the inspiration to the theme song to The People's Court. High school student Kim Bentley is having a tough time of things at the moment, she has been dumped by her boyfriend Kevin for rich girl Annette, her grades are slipping and she has no money, all her mother seems to care about is cleaning. Kim tells her best friend Lucy. Kim's been feeling sorry for herself since her father hanged himself, she begins working for Tony the pimp and things start to look good for her, new clothes, new car and good grades. Annette begins to hate Kim more and Kevin becomes jealous. Kim meets Lance who frees her from turning tricks in a beat up old van which leads her to better clothes and nicer cars. Prostitution isn't the worst of it as Kim is forced to kill a man in self-defense when he tries to have his way with her being tied up.

Kim becomes a hit woman and after murdering several people, including Annette and her father, she herself is killed on a deserted beach. Jill Lansing as Kim Bentley Stuart Taylor as Kevin Katie Johnson as Lucy Phyllis Benson as Mrs. Bentley Alex Mann as Tony Tammy Taylor as Annette Ingersoll Garth Howard as Lance John Harmon as Mr. Elmhurst The film was released on DVD on September 11, 2007 by BCI/Eclipse as part of a "Welcome to the Grindhouse Double Feature" along with Trip with the Teacher, it was released on Blu-ray by Vinegar Syndrome on May 30, 2017. Malibu High on IMDb Malibu High at the Disobiki


The Toneelschrijfprijs is an annual literary award awarded to the playwrights of a Dutch language play that debuted in the preceding season. The award ceremony is held in either Flanders or the Netherlands; the winner of the prize receives €10,000. The prize was first awarded in 1988 as the Nederlands-Vlaamse Toneelschrijfprijs; the award was renamed in 1993 in 2018 to Toneelschrijfprijs. As of 2018 the prize is a collaboration between the Nederlandse Taalunie, the Fonds Podiumkunsten, the Nederlands Letterenfonds and the Vlaams Fonds voor de Letteren. 1988: Frans Strijards, Hitchcocks driesprong 1989: Judith Herzberg, Kras 1990: Arne Sierens, Mouchette 1990: Alex van Warmerdam, Het Noorderkwartier 1991: Jan Decorte, Meneer, de zot en het kind 1992: Suzanne van Lohuizen, Het huis van mijn leven and Heb je mijn kleine jongen gezien 1993: Tom Jansen, SCHADE/Schade 1994: Karst Woudstra, De stille grijzen van een winterse dag in Oostende 1995: Koos Terpstra, De Troje Trilogie 1996: Rob de Graaf, 2Skin 1997: Geertui Daem, Het moederskind 1998: Peer Wittenbols, April 1999: Paul Pourveur, Stiefmoeders 2000: Ramsey Nasr, Geen lied 2001: Luk Perceval and Peter Verhelst, Aars!

2002: Peter de Graef, Niks 2003: Jeroen van den Berg, Blowing 2004: David Van Reybrouck, Die Siel van die Mier 2005: Anna Enquist, Antoine Uitdehaag and Anne Vegter, Struisvogels op de Coolsingel 2006: Kris Cuppens, Lied 2007: Rob de Graaf, Vrede 2008: Filip Vanluchene, Citytrip 2009: Stijn Devillé, Hitler is dood 2010: Lot Vekemans, Gif 2011: Alex van Warmerdam, Bij het kanaal naar links 2012: Ad de Bont, Mehmet de Veroveraar 2013: Bernard Dewulf, Een lolita 2014: Freek Vielen, Dracula 2015: Freek Mariën, Wachten en andere heldendaden 2016: Magne van den Berg, Ik speel geen Medea 2017: Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer, De advocaat 2018: Eric de Vroedt, The Nation 2019: Nima Mohaghegh and Saman Amini, A Seat at the Table