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River Lune

The River Lune is a river 53 miles in length in Cumbria and Lancashire, England. Several elucidations for the origin of the name Lune exist. Firstly, it may be that the name is Brittonic in genesis and derived from *lǭn meaning "full, abundant", or "healthy, pure". Secondly, Lune may represent Old English Ēa Lōn as a phonetic adaptation of a Romano-British name referring to a Romano-British god Ialonus, worshipped in the area; the river begins as a stream at Newbiggin, in the parish of Ravenstonedale, Cumbria, at St. Helen's Well and some neighbouring springs. On the first two miles of its course, it is joined by four streams, two of them as short as itself, but two much longer; these are the Bessy Beck, the Dry Beck of 4.9 kilometres' length at 0.32 miles from St. Helen's Well, the Sandwath Beck at 0.37 miles, the Weasdale Beck at 1.6 miles from the well. Weasdale Beck is the uppermost headwater of River Lune recorded in Environment Agency's Catchment Data Explorer, it passes the remnants of a Roman fort near Low Borrowbridge at the foot of Borrowdale, flows through south Cumbria, meeting the Irish Sea at Plover Scar near Lancaster, after a total journey of about 53 miles.

The valley of the Lune has three parts. The northern part between its source and Tebay is called Lunesdale. Below this is the spectacular Lune Gorge through which both the M6 motorway and the West Coast Main Railway Line run. Below the gorge, the valley broadens out into Lonsdale. Bridges over the Lune include the Devil's Bridge near Kirkby Lonsdale and the Lune Millennium Bridge in Lancaster. At Caton, about 5 miles upstream from Lancaster, there is a cluster of three bridges at the Crook o' Lune. Here in a 180-degree right-hand bend the Lune turns back on itself; the M6 motorway crosses the Lune near Halton-on-Lune. The Ingleton branch line, a railway operational between 1861 and 1967, followed the Lune between Tebay and Kirkby Lonsdale, crossing the river twice on viaducts which still stand. Near the end of the non-tidal reach of the river stands the Lune Aqueduct, which carries the Lancaster Canal; the Lune is now tidal only below Skerton Weir in Lancaster. Four bridges in close proximity cross the estuary in Lancaster: Skerton Bridge, Greyhound Bridge, Lune Millennium Bridge and Carlisle Bridge, the furthest downstream of the bridges.

This part of the Lune is the site of the old Port of Lancaster a port from Roman times. Between 1750 and 1767, St George's Quay and New Quay were built in Lancaster and in 1779 the port facilities were extended closer to the Irish Sea at Glasson Dock. In 1847 the Commissioners built a pair of lighthouses near Cockersand Abbey to help guide ships into the port; the lower lighthouse, known as the Plover Scar Lighthouse, still stands on Plover Scar, it remains operational. The old high light, a square wooden tower, was demolished in 1954. Lancaster is named after the Lune; the name of the ancient hundred of Lonsdale is derived from the river. The river is a County Biological Heritage Site. An engraving entitled'The Vale of Lonsdale' appears in Fisher's Drawing Room Scrap Book, 1832 together with a poetical illustration by Letitia Elizabeth Landon; the plate shows Ingleborough in the background. The river Lune over the years has been subject to many rescue incidents; the majority of incidents occur around the weir itself.

HM Coastguard have operational Primacy over incidents up to the high water mark, with their nearest team based in Morecambe. Flanking teams at Knott End and Arnside will assist. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Fire appliance at Lancaster maintains a water rescue service, with specially trained swiftwater rescue personnel; the nearest Fire service boat is based at Preston Fire station and this is called to assist the swiftwater rescue personnel in carrying out rescues or providing safety cover for the crews. In 2018 Lancaster Area Search and Rescue established themselves within the city. Part of the Surf Lifesaving Great Britain family, their main role is to provide water rescue personnel and resources to flood and other water incidents within the Lancaster district at times when the statutory services require assistance; the team is equipped with a powered inflatable boat for use on the river. The RNLI can be seen on the river regularly, including both the D class and their Hovercraft, The Hurley Flyer.

Rather than transit to scene from the Lifeboat station, the RNLI will drive to the scene launching at Snatchems Golden Ball pub

North Lewisburg, Ohio

North Lewisburg is a village in Champaign County, United States. The population was 1,490 at the 2010 census. North Lewisburg was platted in 1826, incorporated as a village in 1844. A post office has been in operation at North Lewisburg since 1845. North Lewisburg is located at 40°13′22″N 83°33′25″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.15 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2010, there were 1,490 people, 593 households, 389 families living in the village; the population density was 1,295.7 inhabitants per square mile. There were 679 housing units at an average density of 590.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 95.6% White, 0.4% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% from other races, 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population. There were 593 households of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, 34.4% were non-families.

29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.11. The median age in the village was 35.4 years. 27% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the village was 49.5 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,588 people, 598 households, 429 families living in the village; the population density was 1,776.7 people per square mile. There were 654 housing units at an average density of 731.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 97.23% White, 0.82% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.44% from other races, 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population. There were 598 households out of which 42.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.1% were non-families.

24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.15. In the village, the population was spread out with 31.2% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 34.2% from 25 to 44, 15.9% from 45 to 64, 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 103.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males. The median income for a household in the village was $45,921, the median income for a family was $51,083. Males had a median income of $36,563 versus $27,667 for females; the per capita income for the village was $18,461. About 4.3% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over. The village is served by the Triad Local School District. North Lewisburg has a branch of the Champaign County Public Library. Frank K. Spain, inventor

St. John Richardson Liddell

St. John Richardson Liddell was a prominent Louisiana planter who served as a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, he was an outspoken proponent of Southern emancipation of slaves. Following the war, Liddell had a prominent feud with a former Confederate officer, Charles Jones, who murdered Liddell near his home in 1870. Liddell was born to a wealthy plantation family near Mississippi, he was a schoolmate of future Confederate President Jefferson Davis, whom he would interact with several times during the early years of the Civil War on behalf of fellow general Albert Sidney Johnston. He resigned prior to graduating. Liddell moved to Catahoula Parish and established his own prosperous plantation, "Llanada," near Harrisonburg, Louisiana, his famous feud with Charles Jones, known as the Jones-Liddell feud, which led to his death, began in the 1850s. With the outbreak of the Civil War and Louisiana's secession, Liddell enlisted in the Confederate States Army and received a commission.

He served as a staff officer to his close friend William J. Hardee and Albert Sidney Johnston during the early part of the conflict, he commanded the famous Arkansas Brigade in Patrick Cleburne's division of the Army of Tennessee from 1862–63, including the battles of Perryville and Murfreesboro. Liddell commanded a division at Chickamauga in 1863, but refused promotion to Major General in order to secure an assignment closer to his plantation, in jeopardy from Jayhawkers. Liddell was approached by General Braxton Bragg, a West Point classmate, to become his Chief-of-Staff and replace General W. W. Mackall, but Liddell refused. Although he was publicly critical of Bragg, Liddell seemed to enjoy his favor, which may have earned him the enmity of several of the officers in the Army of Tennessee, he remained close with his classmate Hardee. Despite his personal clashes with fellow officers, Liddell had provided invaluable service to the Army of Tennessee, his brigade was pivotal at Perryville and Stones' River, suffered the highest percentage of casualties at Chickamauga.

General Bragg refused to spare Liddell, but when Bragg was relieved by Jefferson Davis after the Chattanooga disaster, Liddell appealed to the President for a transfer and command of Sub-District of North Louisiana, which he received and held during the Red River Campaign in 1864. He was assigned to overall command of the infantry at Mobile, Alabama until to its surrender in 1865. During the last campaign and Union Maj. Gen. E. R. S. Canby engaged in the Battle of Fort Blakely, one of the last engagements of the war, where he was captured. Canby would prove influential in Liddell's life by securing amnesty for him from the Federal Government. During his Trans-Mississippi service, Liddell found himself in conflict with his immediate superior, Richard Taylor, the brother-in-law of President Davis, regretted leaving the Army of Tennessee. In contrast to many modern historians, Liddell lays the blame for the Confederate failure to recapture the Mississippi or unite some 60,000 troops of their far Western Commands under Generals Magruder and Price with the Army of Tennessee on Taylor himself, rather than Edmund Kirby Smith.

Unknown to Liddell, by late 1864 Generals Bragg, E. K. Smith made several petitions for Liddell's promotion to positions including James Mouton's Texas Division, Hardee's Chief of Staff, but these were not acted on before the war drew to a close. Liddell held a reputation for being outspoken, was well connected. In December 1864, he wrote a letter to Edward Sparrow, a Confederate Senator from Louisiana and chairman of the military Committee, expressing his conviction that the war was going against the Confederacy, he expressed the need for full emancipation of the slaves. Although he admitted it may have been too late to act, he felt that emancipation may have been a solution to the South's growing manpower crisis. Senator Sparrow showed the letter to General Robert E. Lee, who agreed with Liddell on all points, stating that "he could make soldiers out of any human being that had arms and legs." In 1866, Liddell wrote his memoirs, in which he was critical of the Confederate leadership and his fellow officers, including Davis and Bragg.

The memoirs themselves are a collection of several separate manuscripts and battlefield records, which he was unable to combine before he was murdered. In them, his criticisms arise from the failure of Bragg's subordinates, including Cleburne, Bishop Polk, John C. Breckinridge, Simon Bolivar Buckner, Joseph Wheeler, D. H. Hill, James Longstreet, to support Bragg, which in the end leaves Liddell as one of the few writers of the period, generous to Bragg, his writing reveals his minority opinion of praise for officers such as General John Floyd and Gideon Pillow, whom nearly all modern historians consider inept. He expresses disgust for Judah P. Benjamin, whom most historians consider one of the most able Confederate Cabinet officials, he mentions several times the growing sense of futility he and other officers felt in the unlucky Army of Tennessee. It was plainly clear to them after the fall of Forts Henry and Donelson that their cause was doomed unless they could concentrate their forces and wage an offensive campaign.

Liddell comes off as a fair, impartial officer proposing that had the south recruited generals like George H. Thomas, whom he considered the best Union Commander

Luisa-Maria Linares

Luisa-María Linares, was a popular Spanish writer of 32 romantic novels from 1939 to 1983. Her novels have been adapted to film 22 times, her sister Concha Linares-Becerra was a romance novelist, her father was Luis Linares-Becerra, a playwright. Luisa María Linares-Becerra y Martín de Eugenio was born on 1915 in Madrid, daughter of Luis Linares-Becerra, a playwright and teather, his wife, María Concepción Martín de Eugenio, she had two sisters: María del Carmen. After their father death, her sister started to write romance novels as Concha Linares-Becerra. At 15, she fell in love with Antonio Carbó y Ortiz-Repiso, they married on September 1933, when she was 18, they had two daughters: María Concepción. Her husband was executed on 14 August 1936 on the destroyer "Almirante Valdés". Back at the mother's home, she began writing for magazines. In 1939, coinciding with the end of the Spanish Civil War, she published her first novels; the following year her novel En poder de Barba Azul was adapted to film, the first of 22 adaptations.

Linares died on 12 September 1986 in Estoril and she was buried in her native Madrid. En poder de Barba Azul Escuela para nuevos ricos Mi enemigo y yo Un marido a precio fijo Doce lunas de miel Tuvo la culpa Adán Una aventura de película La vida empieza a medianoche Mi novio el emperador Imposible para una solterona Napoleón llega en el "Clipper" Salomé la magnífica Esta semana me llamo Cleopatra Socios para la aventura Soy la otra mujer Cada día tiene su secreto Sólo volaré contigo Apasionadamente infiel Esta noche volveré tarde Casi siempre te adoro Mis cien últimos amores Juan a las ocho, Pablo a las diez Web of Fear De noche soy indiscreta No digas lo que hice ayer Fatal Legacy Esconde la llave de esa puerta Mi hombre en Ginebra Vivimos juntos Ponga un tigre en su cama La calle desconocida + Hay otros hombres: siete novelas cortas Lusitania Express + Como casarse con un Primer Ministro + Vacaciones al sol + Bajo el signo del miedo Prueba suerte otra vez + Absolutamente libre + El séptimo suelo

Alojzy FeliƄski

Alojzy Feliński was a Polish writer. In his childhood he met Tadeusz Czacki, he was educated by the Piarists in Dąbrownica in Włodzimierz Wołyński. In 1778 he settled in Lublin. Having resigned from the Bar together with Tadeusz Czacki, in 1779 he entered Parliament in Warsaw, where he became acquainted with many contemporary writers from Jacek Małachowski’s circle of friends. During the Kościuszko Insurrection, Feliński was Tadeusz Kościuszko’s secretary for French correspondence as well as the law and order commissar in Wołyń. After the defeat of the Insurrection he stayed at the Tarnowskis’ in Dzików, in 1795 he returned to Wołyń to manage his estate. In 1809 the author became a member of the Society of the Friends of Science. In 1815 he joined the circle of classicists. In 1818 he moved to Krzemieniec, where he took up the position of professor in the Krzemieniec Lyceum, where he subsequently became the headmaster. In 1819 he was granted honorary membership of Vilna University. Feliński was a representative of the classicism typical of the time after Stanisław Poniatowski’s reign.

One of his major works was the tragedy Barbara Radziwiłłówna, regarded as a masterpiece of classicist poetics. He spoke about Polish orthography, entering into a polemic on the subject with Jan Śniadecki, who advocated traditional spelling. Hymn, written in honour of Tsar Alexander I on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Congress Kingdom of Poland was published on 20 July 1816 in Gazeta Warszawska, it was emphasised. The fact was mentioned that "His Imperial Highness Grand Duke Konstanty condescended to express his contentment to the author. Captain Kaszewski from the Fourth Infantry Regiment composed appropriate music to this hymn." The hymn was performed during patriotic celebrations. Soon, the hopes connected with Tsar Alexander I and the text of the hymn itself began to be questioned. In 1817 there appeared a poem by Antoni Gorecki entitled. Feliński’s Hymn underwent numerous transformations both in poetic paraphrases and anonymous poems and has been sung during patriotic and religious demonstrations to this date.

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Precious McKenzie

Precious Patrick McKenzie is a South African-born former weightlifter who won Commonwealth titles representing both England and New Zealand and has won several World powerlifting and Masters World powerlifting titles. He is of diminutive stature at 1.45m. Born in Durban, South Africa, Precious McKenzie suffered from ill-health during his childhood. An ambition to be a circus performer ended because of South Africa's race laws and this led him to weight training and weightlifting. Although he was ranked the best weightlifter in his weight category in South Africa, he was barred from representing his country at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games that year; because he was classified as "Coloured" under the apartheid regime he was excluded from the South African team for the 1960 Rome Olympiad. In 1963, he was told he could be included in the South African team for the 1964 Olympics, provided he was segregated from the white members of the team, he left South Africa for Britain in 1964 with his wife and young family.

British minister for sport, Denis Howell, fast-tracked his citizenship application to allow him to compete for England in the 1966 Commonwealth Games in Jamaica where he won gold. Working as a "clicker" in a shoe factory in Northampton, he moved to Bristol where he completed a Physical Education degree. McKenzie competed in three Empire and Commonwealth Games representing England and at three Olympics representing Britain; as a result of contacts made during the 1974 Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand, he decided to settle in that country, where he was offered the opportunity to be a weight trainer in a gym. He settled in the North Island city of Auckland and won his fourth Commonwealth gold representing New Zealand at the age of 42 at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, he has won more Commonwealth and world medals in his sport than any other person, competing in both the bantam and flyweight divisions. McKenzie has one of the longest-held world records in sports,: 37 years.

His 1,339 lb total in the 123 lb class, was achieved in 1979. This record was eclipsed on 28 April 2019 by 30 year old female 123 lb class power lifter Marianna Gasparyan who set a new world record of 1,350 lb. total at the Kern US Open. He subsequently became a private consultant in the field of back injury prevention and the New Zealand Safety Council's Manual Handling Advisor, running courses in New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom, United States. In 2006 he was recognised by his native country with an induction into the South African Sports Hall of Fame. In 2008, a film was planned about his life. A New Zealand-based father-son team sought funding in Cannes, they hoped to start shooting in South Africa by early November 2008. The relationship between McKenzie and the film makers deteriorated and ended in 2012 when McKenzie became disappointed with the slow pace of progress. McKenzie was one of nine athletes featured in a National Film Board of Canada documentary on the Edmonton Commonwealth Games, Going the Distance.

Biography on his consultancy website Precious – The Internet Movie Database