Sandbanks Provincial Park is a provincial park located on Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County near Picton, Canada. It is noted for its picturesque sand dunes and beaches, it has the world's largest fresh water sand bar and dune system. Sandbanks is run by the government of Ontario, with areas for different types of recreation; some parts of the beach had been bought or settled before the designation of the area as a provincial park, which makes the beaches come in short clusters along the coastline. Naturists have used the beaches for nude bathing for many years. Sandbanks Provincial Park and surrounding beaches are visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. One of sandbanks many beaches is a pet zone, where visitors can bring their dogs; the majority of the tourists come from Ottawa, Kingston, New York State and other regions of Southern Ontario. County Road 12 in Prince Edward County, stretching from The Outlet, Ontario to Bloomfield, runs through the park; the Sandbanks area of the road was somewhat considerable pasture for cattle.
By the mid-1850s, the area was changing dramatically. Farmers cut down 200+ year-old trees to clear the land, they built buildings and roads. The removal of the dunes' natural vegetation meant that there was no longer plants to keep the dunes/sand from shifting across the landscape, burying everything in its path. By the 1880s, considerable roadwork was necessary. In fact, the West Lake road had to be moved three times in a period of 50 years, as the sand kept on burying it. In 1911 they tried to plant White Willow to stop the sand but that did not work; the shifting sand is under control. Sandbanks stands in for Sable Island in the 2002 made-for-television film Touching Wild Horses, starring Jane Seymour, it appears in the films Fly Away Home and Resident Evil: Afterlife. This is where the music video for the 1985 song "Wave Babies" by Honeymoon Suite was filmed. There are two radio stations for travelers at the main entrance to the park. 89.5 FM 91.9 FM Official website Friends of Sandbanks Provincial Park
Brooklyn is a 2015 historical drama film directed by John Crowley. Writer Nick Hornby adapted the screenplay from Colm Tóibín's novel of the same name; the plot follows a young Irish woman who emigrates to Brooklyn to find employment. There she marries an Italian plumber called Tony, before being forced to choose between her home town of Enniscorthy or her new life in Brooklyn; the film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. It was released by Fox Searchlight Pictures in a limited capacity on 6 November 2015. Brooklyn gathered awards and nominations in a variety of categories with particular praise for Ronan's performance, Crowley's direction and Hornby's screenplay; the film received 3 nominations at the 88th Academy Awards and 6 nominations at the 69th British Academy Film Awards. At the British Independent Film Awards, the film earned 5 nominations, with Ronan going on to win Best Actress; the film garnered five nominations at the 21st Critics' Choice Awards. Brooklyn was named Best Irish Film by the Dublin Film Critics' Circle and nominated for four accolades by the London Film Critics' Circle.
The film's production designer François Séguin won the Best Production Design award from the San Diego Film Critics Society, where Brooklyn was nominated for a further six awards. Ronan has won Best Actress awards for her performance as Eilis from the Hollywood Film Awards, New York Film Critics Circle, San Francisco Film Critics Circle and the Washington D. C. Area Film Critics Association, she is further nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama Motion Picture, a Satellite Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Brooklyn was included in Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association and the New York Film Critics Online Top 10 Films, it was awarded the People's Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Denver Film Festival, the Audience Favorite Gold Award in World Cinema at the Mill Valley Film Festival, the Rogers People's Choice Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival and the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Virginia Film Festival. Hornby's script received a USC Scripter Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.
^ Certain award groups do not award one winner. They have runners-up. Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally. ^ Each date is linked to the article about the awards held that year. Awards for Brooklyn at the Internet Movie Database
Zeta Herculis Moving Group is a set of stars that share a common motion through space. The existence of this moving group was first published in 1958 by Olin J. Eggen. Based upon the high velocity motion of the star Zeta Herculis through space, he searched for stars that were following a similar velocity and direction. A total of 22 candidate members were identified. Among the group members he included β Hydri, ρ Persei, η Reticuli, φ1 Lupi, ζ Herculis and ε Octantis, he estimated the group velocity at 74.5 km/s. In 1970, Richard Woolley refined the list to ten stars, including φ2 Pavonis and ζ1/ζ2 Reticuli as members of this cluster; the parallel motion of the stars in this group implies a common origin, hence a similar age and composition. The membership of ζ Herculis and HD 158614 came into question because their composition appeared to show they were much younger than other members of the group; the average age was estimated as 8.2 × 109 years, while ζ Herculis was estimated as 6.3 billion years in age.
However, a statistical analysis of the metallicity for stars in this group showed no difference from a comparison sample, indicating that it may not be possible to determine more information about this group based on the composition of its members