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Sky High (1922 film)

Sky High is a 1922 American silent western film written and directed by Lynn Reynolds and starring Tom Mix, J. Farrell MacDonald, Eva Novak and Sid Jordan; the action in Sky High takes place in 1922 and while the characters ride horses and fight in saloons, they use telephones, automobiles and an aircraft. In 1998, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally or aesthetically significant". Grant Newbury, Deputy Inspector of Immigration at the US/Mexico border is asked by his boss to infiltrate a gang smuggling Chinese workers through the border at Calexico, in order to identify and arrest their ringleader. Meanwhile, in Chicago, Estelle Halloway is disappointed because her guardian wrote that she would not be able to spend her holidays with him in Calexico as planned; when she wires him that she will come with her roommate Marguerite and her brother, he tells her that they will meet instead near the Grand Canyon as it is too warm in Calexico.

In Calexico Grant finds out that the ringleader is none other than Estelle's guardian. He becomes part of the gang and is requested to go and help taking of the Chinese now hidden in a camp in Grand Canyon. After having left discreetly the camp to fetch the police, he sees Estelle on the point of drowning in a river and saves her, he is caught by the bandit who have learned that he is a government agent but manages to escape first on horseback in a motor car and reaches the little town of Williams where he gets the help of the police. While the police drives to the hidden camp in motor cars, Grant borrows an aircraft and flies into the Grand Canyon where he jumps in a river and manages to free Estelle. Jim Frazer is identified as the ringleader and arrested, but to protect Estelle, Grant accepts that he lets her believe that he is leaving for a long trip. Frazer asks Grant whether he would help take care of Estelle while he is in jail and Grant answers: "I'll look after her the rest of her life if she'll let me."

Principal photography for Sky High took place on location at the Grand Canyon National Park, Williams and the El Tovar Hotel, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. While Tom Mix used doubles, Bud Creeth was hired as a "stunt pilot", flying with Dick Grace to film the dangerous stunt of hanging from a rope over the Grand Canyon. In a modern reappraisal of Sky High, reviewer Hans J. Wollstein described the film, "Diehard Western fans decried the lack of realism but audiences flocked to see this film which, more than any other, changed Mix from a popular Western star into an internationally recognized showman." Tom Mix filmography Sky High on IMDb Sky High is available for free download at the Internet Archive Sky High at the TCM Movie Database Sky High at AllMovie

Palaui Island Protected Landscape and Seascape

The Palaui Island Protected Landscape and Seascape is a protected area and national park in the town of Santa Ana in Cagayan, Philippines. It is located off the northeastern extremity of the largest island in the country. Palaui Island lies off the northwestern part of a large promontory in San Vicente, in the municipality of Santa Ana, Cagayan province, it is about 5 kilometres at its widest and moderately high. The western shore of the island appears bold, but on the eastern side, a reef projects from its side for 2.4 kilometres, the edge of it being 0.8 kilometres from and extending around the small islet of Escucha, east of Palaui. The Dos Hermanos rocky islets lie off Cape Engaño, in the northern point of Palaui, there are some rocks off the northeast point of the island, about 1.6 kilometres eastward of the cape. Gran Laja island, a low rock islet surrounded by breakers, is one of the rocks located northeast off Palaui. At the southwest end of Palaui Island is Puerto Point, a high, wooded bluff.

East of the point and south of Palaui is Rona Island, a low, wooded island with a white base of sand and rocks. Escucha Island is a high and wooded islet east of Palaui, beyond Rona Island when seen from southwestward through the channel between Palaui Island and the mainland, where a few more islets are located. Palaui Island was declared as a National Marine Reserve in August 28, 1994 encompassing an area of 7,145 hectares; the waters around the island boast of 21 commercial species of fishes with about 50 hectares of undisturbed corals. Because of its remoteness, Palaui Island is home to 105 species of rattan and similar commercially valuable timber producing wood species plus 25 imported shrubs and is the sanctuary for 90 migratory birds. Among the destinations in the Palaui is the northern point of the island is the Cape Engaño Lighthouse, situated at Cape Engaño the northern point of the island and its beaches; the island is the tenth entry in CNN's World's 100 Best Beaches list, published on May 13, which remarked the island's "raw beauty"On June 22, 2018, the Palaui Island Protected Landscape and Seascape was designated a national park through the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System Act or Republic Act No. 11038.

In January 2019, the island won the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Community-Based Tourism Award for 2019-2021 "for promoting sustainable tourism through the efforts of the island’s environmental group, the Palaui Environmental Protectors Association". The Port of San Vicente in the Cagayan mainland serves residents and tourist going to or departing from Palaui Island. Docking areas in Palaui is the coastline of Engaño Cove. In 2013, it was used as the filming location for Survivor: Blood vs. Water and Survivor: Cagayan. List of islands of the Philippines List of protected areas of the Philippines

Immersion blender

An immersion blender known as stick blender, hand blender, is a kitchen blade grinder used to blend ingredients or purée food in the container in which they are being prepared. The immersion blender was invented in Switzerland by Roger Perrinjaquet, who patented the idea on March 6, 1950, he called the new appliance "bamix", a portmanteau of the French "battre et mixer". Larger immersion blenders for commercial use are sometimes nicknamed boat motors. Uses include emulsifying sauces. A stick blender comprises an electric motor driving rotating cutting blades at the end of a shaft which can be immersed in the food being blended, inside a housing which can be held by hand; some can be used. Immersion blenders are distinguished from worktop blenders and food processors that require food to be placed in a special vessel for processing, they are distinguished from hand mixers, which do not chop. Models for home and light commercial use have an immersible shaft length of about 16 centimetres, but heavy-duty commercial models are available with a shaft up to 53 centimetres or more.

Home models are available in cordless versions. Motor power rating ranges from about 120 W to over 600 W for a heavy-duty model. Domestic models may be supplied with other accessories. Immersion blenders should be used with caution, such as fingers. "The spin on sticks," by Janice Matsumoto. Restaurants & Institutions, March 1, 2000. Vol.110, Issue 6, page 95. "A Whirling Dervish That Dips Right Into Your Pot," by Amanda Hesser. New York Times, August 19, 1998, page F.3

Makhtar Thioune

Makhtar Thioune is a Senegalese footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Hinna Fotball. He has played for Sarpsborg 08, Molde and Alta in Norway, Karlsruher SC in Germany and Şanlıurfaspor in Turkey. After playing for ASC Linguère and Port Autonome, before he joined Norwegian club Sarpsborg Sparta FK in 2006. After two years in Sarpsborg, Thioune was brought to Molde by head coach Kjell Jonevret and was one of the key players when Molde finished second in the league and the cup in 2009. In January 2012, he was loaned out to German 2. Bundesliga club Karlsruher SC and returned after the end of Contract on 30 June to Molde FK, he decided to leave Molde, as he did not get many chances in Ole Gunnar Solskjær's team. Thioune transferred to Viking FK and signed a contract lasting till the end of the 2015-season, was reunited with his old coach in Molde, Kjell Jonevret. After a stint with Sanliurfaspor in Turkey, he returned to Norway. After a trial with Egersunds IK he signed for Alta IF. Thioune signed with Norwegian 4.

Division club Hinna Fotball for the 2019 season. Thioune has been capped nine times for Senegal; as of 17 November 2018 IndividualVerdens Gang Norwegian Premier League Player of the Year: 2009 Makhtar Thioune at Mackolik.com Makhtar Thioune at National-Football-Teams.com

Battle of Wadi al-Khaznadar

The Battle of Wadi al-Khaznadar known as the Third Battle of Homs, was a Mongol victory over the Mamluks in 1299. In 1260, Hulagu Khan had invaded the Middle East all the way to Palestine. Before he could follow up with an invasion of Egypt, he was called back to Mongolia, he left two tumens under general Kitbuqa. This army was defeated at the Battle of Ain Jalut and the Mongols were expelled from Palestine and Syria. Hulagu returned with another force, but his invasion was permanently delayed after his cousin Berke of the Golden Horde secretly allied with the Mamluks and instigated a civil war in the Caucasus. After recovering the Levant, the Mamluks went on to invade the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia and the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum, both Mongol protectorates, but they were defeated, forcing them back to Syria. In 1299, nearly 20 years after the last Mongol defeat in Syria at the Second Battle of Homs, Ghazan Khan and an army of 60,000 Mongols and 40,000 Georgians and Armenians crossed the Euphrates river and seized Aleppo.

The Mongol army proceeded southwards until they were only a few miles north of Homs in a battle line, 10 miles wide. The Sultan of Egypt Al-Nasir Muhammad, in Syria at the time marched an army of 20,000 to 30,000 Mamluks northwards from Damascus until he met the Mongols two to three Arab farsakhs north-east of Homs at Wadi al-Khaznadar on the 22nd of December 1299 at 5 o'clock in the morning; the sun had risen. The battle started with the Mamluk cavalry charging the Mongols; the Mongol heavy cavalry charged at the Mamluks while Mongol archers stood behind their horses and peppered the Mamluks with arrows. It seems. In the afternoon, the Mamluk right flank had been broken through by the Mongols and the Mamluk army began to rout upon hearing about the Mongol breakthrough. Messages between sections of the army could take hours to reach the other side of the battlefield; the Mongols capitalized on the breakthrough gaining complete control of the battlefield and routed the remaining Mamluk army. Mamluk sources state that only 200 Mamluk soldiers had been killed whilst Mongol casualties numbered 5,000-10,000.

These figures are considered false as an important factor in the battle was the fact that the right flank of the Mamluks had collapsed yet only 200 soldiers died during the entire battle. Despite the apparent casualty disparity, it is assumed from the fact that the Mongols were left in control of the battlefield and went on to capture Damascus that the Mamluks suffered a "serious reverse"; the Mamluk army fled southwards towards Damascus. However, en route they were harassed by 12,000 Maronite and Druze bowmen who wanted independence for their homeland. One group of Mongols under general Mulay split off from Ghazan's main force and pursued the Mamluks as far as Gaza, pushing them back to Egypt; the Mongols, who had claimed a "great victory", continued their march south until they reached Damascus. The city was soon its citadel besieged. There were no concerted Christian efforts to build on the Mongol victories and the Mamluks were soon in repossession of Syria and Palestine after the Mongol withdrawal.

Participation of the Georgian and Armenian troops in the campaign was unrelated to the western Christian Crusades. After the Battle of Wadi al-Khaznadar the Mongols kept pushing into Palestine reaching Jerusalem. Small raiding parties raided all throughout Palestine as far as Gaza until the Mongol army withdrew in 1300 out of need of fodder for their horses and to repel an invasion by the Chagatai Khanate. Adh-Dhababi's Record of the Destruction of Damascus by the Mongols in 1299-1301 Henry Hoyle Howorth. History of the Mongols: From the 9th to the 19th Century. Longmans, Co. Mazor, Amir The Rise and Fall of a Muslim Regiment: The Mansuriyya in the First Mamluk Sultanate, 678/1279-741/1341. Bonn University Press, Germany. ISBN 978-3-8471-0424-7

Store Torv

Store Torv is a public square located in the Indre By neighborhood in Aarhus, Denmark. It is situated between Aarhus Cathedral, shaped as an elongated triangle, it is one of the oldest venues for markets in the city. The square is home to many notable buildings including the dominating cathedral and is host to cultural events. Store Torv is part of the pedestrian zone in the inner city and connects directly to the squares of Lille Torv, Skt. Clemens Torv and Domkirketorvet. Store Torv emerged in about year 1200 in connection with the construction of the cathedral. In the first centuries the street was known as Torvegaden and functioned as a connection between Immervad and the cathedral through Lille Torv. At the time Lille Torv was called Torvet and Gammeltorv and functioned as the center of the town; the square evolved with the city and it was formed differently. The city gate Borgporten separated Store Torv from Lille Torv; the gate was used by the watchmen of the city at night. In 1685, the gate was torn down because it was an obstacle to traffic, thus removing the barrier between the two squares.

In medieval times, Storv Torv was home to both the cathedral of the Diocese of Aarhus and the City Hall of Aarhus. The square was used for public punishments and official celebrations. Punishments involved whipping or the stocks, but executions by hanging; the location was convenient due to its proximity to the jailhouse beneath the city hall. In about 1600, executions were relocated to Galgebakken outside the town; the most common use for the square was markets. After the Danish king established rules for when and how markets could be held, it became one of the largest in the town; the market was for vegetables, fruit and cattle. Store Torv was used for official celebrations such as the king's birthday or New Year's Eve. Store Torv is dominated by Aarhus Cathedral from around 1300; the Hotel Royal from 1838 is one of the most storied hotels in the town. The pharmacy Løveapoteket has been situated at its present location since 1710. Store Torv was home to the city hall