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Swansea Bay

Swansea Bay is a bay on the southern coast of Wales. The River Neath, River Tawe, River Afan, River Kenfig and Clyne River flow into the bay. Swansea Bay and the upper reaches of the Bristol Channel experience a large tidal range; the shipping ports in Swansea Bay are Port Talbot Docks and Briton Ferry wharfs. Each stretch of beach within the bay has its own individual name: Aberavon Beach Baglan Bay Jersey Marine Beach Swansea Beach Mumbles Beach Oyster fishing was once an important industry in Swansea Bay, employing 600 people at its height in the 1860s. However, overfishing and pollution had all but wiped out the oyster population by 1920. In 2005, plans were announced to reintroduce the Oyster farming industry. For the last two decades of the 20th century, the bay was blighted by pollution from the surrounding heavy industry and from sewerage outlets being sited at inappropriate locations including the main one, located just seaward of Mumbles Lighthouse. A pumping station inside the cliff adjacent to Knab Rock brought all of Swansea city's effluent in a raw form to this point.

Adding to the problem was the natural current flow of the waters in the Bay which did not move the polluted waters further out to sea. The outgoing tide did not carry the raw sewage down the adjacent Bristol Channel, but instead cause it to be sucked in around the circumference of the Bay and only out down the Channel. If not discharged on that tide, the incoming tide would push the same effluent up the Channel, once again circulate around the Bay. Efforts were made by the local authority to reduce the pollution in the Bay but care had to be taken to ensure the pollution did not move to the popular beach resorts in south Gower instead; this original sewer outlet was made inactive in around 1996 following the construction of a brand new pipeline which ran all the way back around the Bay following the line of the old Mumbles Railway as far as Beach Street, along the sea-side of the Maritime Quarter and through Swansea Docks to a new £90 million sewage treatment plant at Crymlyn Burrows near Port Tennant from which a new outlet was made, extending further out to sea.

As a consequence of the huge improvement these works have made, it is hoped that Swansea Bay will achieve Blue Flag Beach status. Aberavon beach was awarded Blue Flag status in December 2007. There is one existing GE built gas-fired power station located just inland at Baglan Bay. A second gas fired power station, the "Abernedd Power Station" has been approved for construction. A new biomass power station has been approved for construction near the coast at Port Talbot. Swansea Bay has one of the highest tidal ranges in the world; this offers a potential for electricity generation using tidal lagoons. A proposal has been put forward by Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Ltd. for a tidal lagoon to be constructed. The tidal lagoon would be sited just south of the Queen's Dock between River Tawe and River Neath estuaries; this project is controversial due to the amount of subsidy required to make the project viable and because of the potential damage to an AONB and MCZ in Cornwall where Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay seek to re-open a disused quarry at Dean Point from which to source the rock for the lagoon.

In addition to tidal power, construction of an offshore windfarm in the Bay has been approved, but construction has now been deferred owing to the costs involved. The windfarm was to have been sited at Scarweather Sands, about 5 km off the coast and visible from Porthcawl. Swansea Bay Official site from South West Wales Tourist Board An interactive, social networking and tourism web site based on the Gower Peninsula. photos of Swansea Bay and surrounding area

Travis Stevens

Travis Stevens is a judoka and Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner from the United States who competed in the 2008, 2012, 2016 Summer Olympics. He competes in the men's half-middleweight division. On August 9, 2016, Stevens became the third American male judoka to win a silver medal in the Olympics. An early start at the age of 6 enabled him to acquire a vast amount of knowledge in Judo and other martial arts. Travis is an outstanding athlete in the disciplines of Judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, holds many accomplishments in both, he is ranked number 12 in the world in the -81 kg weight class by the International Judo Federation. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, he lost to eventual gold medalist Ole Bischof in the third round, before losing to Tiago Camilo in the repechage. At the 2012 Summer Olympics he again lost to 2008 gold medalist Ole Bischof, this time in the semi-finals by judges' decision. Stevens was beaten in the bronze medal match by Canada's Antoine Valois-Fortier. Travis holds a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under John Danaher and Renzo Gracie, which Danaher awarded on November 19, 2013.

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, he lost to Khasan Khalmaurzaev in the finals. Stevens teaches out of FUJI Gym in Wakefield, which he opened on January 12, 2013, he trains at the Renzo Gracie Academy in New York City with several elite athletes. Travis teaches at Renzo Gracie Fort Lee in New Jersey. JudoInside USA Judo

Willem van Eijk

Willem van Eijk was a convicted Dutch serial killer known as "Het Beest van Harkstede". He was convicted twice for a total of five murders. Willem van Eijk was born in 1941 in the small village of Korteraar, South Holland under the German occupation of the Netherlands. During his time at an elementary school in Ter Aar, he was an outcast and referred to as "Gekke Willempje", something he used to justify his actions. During this time of extreme bullying, Willem started to collect morbid items, such as dead bugs and frogs, he soon gained notoriety in his home village for his cruelty towards animals. Still a loner when attending high school, Van Eijk committed petty crimes. During this time he started to dream about killing women. Cora Mantel - In 1971 he picked up the 15-year-old Cora Mantel from Uithoorn. Having missed her bus ride home after meeting with her boyfriend in Amsterdam, Van Eijk found her hitchhiking, he strangled her with her own shawl, before dumping her body in a ditch near Uithoorn.

Her body was found on 22 June 1971. Because on the morning of the murder she was to start her new job at a jewelry store in Aalsmeer, the jeweler was, for a short period of time, a suspect. Aaltje van der Plaat - On 19 August 1974 the lifeless body of 43-year-old Aaltje van der Plaat was found near a road inside a cornfield, she had suffered multiple stab wounds, her belly was ripped open, her left nipple was cut off. Willem van Eijk lived in a houseboat named De Vrijheid at the end of the road. Several witnesses had seen Van Eijk ride his moped on the evening the body was found, near the area where the body was found; the police arrested Van Eijk, he confessed to the murders of Cora and Aaltje. In 1975, Van Eijk was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment and TBS; the details of the murders, as revealed during the trial, were so astonishing to the public that several judiciary guards vomited. Psychiatric reports explained that Van Eijk had severe childhood trauma as a result of bullying and rejection by women.

During his therapy at the Van Mesdagkliniek, psychiatrists speculated that his deviant behavior was the result of brain damage sustained during his birth. In 1980, while still in remand, he married his penfriend Adri. In 1990 he was released and together they moved into a house in Harkstede. Psychiatrists believed that his relationship with Adri would prevent him from reoffending, but warned that subsequent female rejections could trigger a relapse; the relationship turned out to be a downward spiral for Van Eijk. Antoanella Bertholda Fatol - In November 1993 in a ditch near the village Enumatil the corpse of a 23-year-old prostitute was found, it turned out to be Michelle Fatol. During sex Van Eijk strangled her with his bare hands. Annelies Reinders - On 21 January 1995 the body of the 31-year-old prostitute Annelies Reinder was found in the Eemskanaal near Appingedam. Between his release and his second arrest there were eight prostitutes, several other young women murdered in and around the area of Van Eijk's residence.

In 1997, Van Eijk was a suspect for the murder of Anne de Ruyter de Wildt, in 2000 for the murder of Marianne Vaatstra. Several years both murderers of these two women were caught. Sasja Schenker - On 17 July 2001 the lifeless, naked body of the 34-year-old prostitute Sasja Schenker was found in the Slochterdiep near Harkstede, her clothes were found several months near Van Eijk's house. They were found to have been thrown into the canal in a plastic bag weighted with stones; because Schenker's clothes were found near Van Eijk's house, he became a prime suspect and on 12 November 2001, police arrested Van Eijk. He soon confessed to the murders of Michelle Fatol, Annelies Reinders, Sasja Schenker. Police suspected him of the murders of Shirley Hereijgers, Antoinnette Bont, Jolanda Meijer; the ground around his house was excavated. As of 2013, Jolanda Meijer is still missing. Between 1993 and 2001, several other bodies were found. In 1995, the torso of 24-year-old prostitute Antoinette Bont was found in the Winschoterdiep.

Other body parts were found in a sports bag. Two years in 1997, the body of 19-year-old prostitute Shirley Hereijgers was found. Around the same time, Jolanda Meijer, Hereijger's friend and colleague disappeared. Several other men were suspected of these killings. Willem van Eijk never confessed to killing these women, however, it is publicly believed he is responsible. At the start of the trial, Van Eijk was represented by lawyer Willem Anker, much to the astonishment of the relatives of Shirley Hereijgers, as Willem Anker represented them; when Van Eijk was declared a suspect in murdering Shirley, Willem Anker dropped his client. After going through a series of other lawyers, Van Eijk was sentenced, on 7 November 2002, to life imprisonment for the murder of the last three victims. Van Eijk appealed. Van Eijk several times requested clemency, which in the Netherlands can only be given by the head of state, all of the requests were denied. In July 2019 it was revealed van Eijk had died in prison on 19 June 2019.

Van der Zee, Sytze. Anatomie van een seriemoordenaar: een portret. Amsterdam: De Bezige Bij. ISBN 90-234-1894-8.^ Seriemoordenaar Willem van Eijk overleden in gevangenis - RTL Nieuws

Virginia Cavaliers women's soccer

The Virginia Cavaliers women's soccer team represents University of Virginia in the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA Division I women's college soccer. The team has won two regular season conference championships, in 2013 and 2015; the Cavaliers have won the ACC Women's Soccer Tournament twice, in 2004 and 2012. The team has advanced to the NCAA Women's soccer tournament thirty one times, their best appearance is runner up in 2014. The Virginia Cavaliers women's soccer team was founded in 1985 with head coach Dan Beshoar; the team did not play in a conference. The University of Virginia was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, but the conference did not begin to sponsor women's soccer until 1987. Beshoar would only coach one season and Lauren Gregg would take over in 1986. In her first season, the Cavaliers finished with their only non-winning record in program history. An 8–8–2 record was still.500, however. In 1987 the team made its first NCAA Women's soccer tournament, falling in the first round.

1988 was the inaugural season of the ACC Women's Soccer Tournament. The Cavaliers qualified, fell in the first round. However, they made it all the way to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament; the decade closed with repeat performances in both the ACC and NCAA tournaments and improvement to 16 overall wins, from 14 in the previous season. Gregg's successful run continued into the 90s, as the Cavaliers began the decade with an 18 win season, finished runners up in the ACC Tournament, made the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, their 18–3–0 record was a program best for wins that would stand until 2013. The Cavaliers had continued success in 1991. 1993 proved to be a difficult season, in relative terms, for the team. Their 10–9–2 record was the second worst by winning percentage in team history, it was only the third time in the team's history they did not qualify for the NCAA Tournament. The Cavaliers would turn it around however, finishing 1994 with 4 conference wins, 13 overall wins, a return to the NCAA Tournament.

1994 was the start of a string of 25 straight NCAA appearances for the team. After a similar 1995 season, Gregg would retire as head coach. Prior to the 1996 season, it was announced that April Heinrichs would be the third coach in program history. Heinrichs continued the team's success, winning double digit overall games in each year between 1996 and 1999; the Cavailers qualified for both the NCAA Tournament and ACC Tournament in those seasons. A new team record of 5 ACC wins was set in 1998; the team made the NCAA Sweet 16 in 1997 and 1999. After the 1999 season, Heinrichs left Virginia to become the coach of the US Women's National Team; the decade began with the hiring of Steve Swanson as the program's fourth head coach in history. The hiring would prove a transformative one. In 2000, the team won only 11 overall games, their lowest total since 1993. However, the team did make it to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the second year in a row. 2001 proved successful with a trip to the NCAA Quarterfinals. 2002 saw a lower win total of 13, but the team returned to the NCAA Round of 16.

2003 would end a run of four straight years making the NCAA Round of 16. The Cavaliers won 12 games overall. In 2004, the team won their first ACC Tournament Championship; this post-season luck did not carry forward to the NCAA Tournament, where they lost in the second round. The team tied a then-program best win total of 18 in 2005, finished runners up in the ACC Tournament and returned to the Quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament; the 2005 season began a run of 14 straight season where the Cavaliers made at least the NCAA Round of 16. However, ACC Tournament success would not follow, as the team never made it past the second round from 2006-2011; the team closed the decade with a 10 win season in 2009. The Cavaliers won an increasing number of games each year between 2010 and 2013; this improvement streak began with a solid 15 wins, 7 conference wins in 2000. Additionally, the Cavaliers extended their streak of making at least the NCAA Round of 16. 2011 would be the team's fourth NCAA Quarterfinals appearance.

2012 saw the Cavaliers win their second ACC Tournament, tie their program record for overall wins at 18, make the NCAA Sweet 16. 2013 and 2014 would be the two best years in program history. In 2013, the Cavaliers had a perfect ACC season, finishing 13–0–0 and winning the regular season title, they would make the NCAA Semifinals for the first time in since 1991. In 2014, they finished runners up in both the NCAA Tournaments. To follow that up, they again finished runners up in the ACC Tournament in 2015. However, they fell; the program could not quite repeat those highs from 2016-2018. However, the team did finish with double digit wins and NCAA Sweet 16 appearances in each of those seasons. Updated August 15, 2019Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Source: Official Site 2018 Fact Book

Charles Street (Perth)

Charles Street is a major road in the inner northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. It runs from Newcastle Street and extends up to London Street, providing a connection between Mitchell Freeway and Wanneroo Road, it is the southern section of part of State Route 60. The street was named after Captain Charles Fitzgerald, Governor of WA, 1848–55; the section of Charles Street from Carr Street to Walcott Street was an extension of Wanneroo Road. Access to Perth and its markets was a important factor in the early years of the settlement, Charles Street became an important road during the 1870s... The Methodist Church established a Chapel in Charles Street in 1895 and a more substantial building was added in 1897. St Paul’s Anglican Church was erected in Charles Street in 1897, in the 1920s a new church building was constructed on the corner of Charles and Carr streets

Yoshiki Nakai

Yoshiki Nakai is a former Japanese football player. Nakai was born in Takatsuki on January 4, 1983, he joined J1 League club Cerezo Osaka from youth team in 2001. He could not play at all in the match in 2001 and Cerezo was relegated to J2 League end of 2001 season, he played several matches as midfielder. Cerezo was returned to J1 end of 2002 season; however he could hardly play in the match from 2003. In 2006, he moved to J2 club Thespa Kusatsu, he played many matches in 2006 season. However he could hardly play in the match in 2007 season. In July 2007, he moved to Japan Football League club Sagawa Printing, he became a regular player and played many matches until 2010. In 2011, he moved to JFL club V-Varen Nagasaki, he played as regular player in 2011. However he could not play many matches in 2012 season. Although V-Varen won the champions in 2012 season and was promoted to J2 from 2013, he left the club without playing J2. In 2013, he re-joined Sagawa Printing for the first time in 3 years, he played many matches until 2015.

However the club was disbanded end of 2015 season and he retired end of 2015 season. Yoshiki Nakai at J. League