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The Two Towers

The Two Towers is the second volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's high fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings, it is followed by The Return of the King. The Lord of the Rings is composed of six "books", aside from an introduction, a prologue and six appendices; the novel was published as three separate volumes due to post-World War II paper shortages and size and price considerations. The Two Towers covers Books III and IV. Tolkien wrote, "The Two Towers gets as near as possible to finding a title to cover the divergent Books 3 and 4. At this stage he planned to title the individual books; the proposed title for Book III was The Treason of Isengard. Book IV was titled The Journey of The Ring Goes East; the titles The Treason of Isengard and The Ring Goes East were used in the Millennium edition. In letters to Rayner Unwin Tolkien considered naming the two as Orthanc and Barad-dûr, Minas Tirith and Barad-dûr, or Orthanc and the Tower of Cirith Ungol. However, a month he wrote a note published at the end of The Fellowship of the Ring and drew a cover illustration, both of which identified the pair as Minas Morgul and Orthanc.

In the illustration, Orthanc is shown as a black tower, three-horned, with the sign of the White Hand beside it. Between the two towers a Nazgûl flies; as Aragorn searches for Frodo, he hears Boromir's horn. Aragorn finds Boromir mortally wounded by arrows, sitting with his back against a great tree, surrounded by many slain orcs. Before Boromir dies, Aragorn learns that Saruman's Uruk-hai soldiers have kidnapped some of the hobbits, in spite of his efforts to defend them. In his last moments, Boromir charges Aragorn with defending Minas Tirith from Sauron. With Legolas and Gimli, fighting Orcs by themselves, Aragorn pays his last tributes to Boromir and sends him down the Great River Anduin on a funeral boat, the usual methods of burial being impractical. Aragorn and Gimli resolve to follow the Uruk-hai captors and rescue Merry and Pippin. Aragorn and Legolas come across the Riders of Rohan led by Éomer, nephew of King Théoden; the trio learn that the horsemen had attacked a band of Orcs the previous night, that they had left no survivors.

However, Aragorn is able to track a small set of prints that lead into Fangorn, where they see an old man who disappears as soon as they see him—they assume him to be Saruman. Their horses bolt away, which they assume to be the work of Saruman. Merry and Pippin, taken captive by the Uruk-hai, learn that one of the orcs from Mordor, Grishnákh, knows about the ring and believes it to be on one of them; the fact that the Uruk-hai and the Mordor orcs are in collusion proves to be a disquieting piece of information. When the Uruk-hai are attacked by the horsemen of Rohan, called the Rohirrim or "Riders of Rohan", Merry and Pippin escape Grishnákh, who has taken them out of the camp but is killed by a Rider, they go into the nearby Fangorn Forest, where they encounter the giant treelike Ents. The Ents resemble actual trees, except they are able to see and move; these guardians of the forest keep to themselves, but after a long contemplation on whether the Hobbits were friends or foes, their leader Treebeard takes them in as friends.

The hobbits are given some of the nourishment of the Ents, Ent-draught. Treebeard calls a council of the Ents, or an Entmoot. There and another Ent named Quickbeam persuade the Ent council to oppose the menace posed to the forest by the wizard Saruman, as suggested by Merry and Pippin, as Treebeard realizes that Saruman's minions have been cutting down large numbers of their trees to fuel the furnaces needed for Saruman's arming of his dark army; the Ents lead the entire forest toward Isengard. Aragorn and Legolas go into Fangorn and surmise that the forest feels as if it is about to explode. Shortly afterward, the three meet Gandalf, he tells them of his fall into the abyss, his battle to the death with the Balrog and his resurrection and his enhanced power. Gandalf tells them that Merry and Pippin are safe, summarizes the situation, their allies and Gondor, lie in between Mordor and Isengard and that the treachery of Saruman diverts Rohan's forces from Minas Tirith. The four ride to Rohan's capital, where Gandalf rouses King Théoden from bewitchment and inaction against the threat Saruman poses.

In the process, Saruman's spy in Rohan Gríma Wormtongue, is expelled from Rohan. Éomer, imprisoned by Wormtongue, is released and named heir to the king since Théoden's son Théodred was slain in battle. Aragorn and Legolas travel with Théoden's troops towards the fords of Isen, but they meet those who had retreated from the fords as they battled the Uruk-hai. Gandalf tells them to ride to the fortress of the Hornburg, in the valley of Helm's Deep. Gandalf rides away before the battle begins. At the Hornburg, the army of Rohan led by King Théoden and Aragorn resist a full-scale onslaught by the hosts of Saruman, they are able to weather several assaults. The wall of the Hornburg is taken, driving Éomer and Gimli into the Glittering Caves and Aragorn and Théoden into the citadel. Trapped and outnumbered, Théoden and Aragorn marshal enough ri

Yoan Pablo Hernández

Yoan Pablo Hernández Soárez is a Cuban-German former professional boxer who competed from 2005 to 2014. He held the unified IBF and Ring magazine cruiserweight titles, as well as the WBA interim cruiserweight title, his half-brother is a freestyle wrestler and mixed martial artist. Yoan Pablo Hernández started boxing with the Cuban national team at a young age, he got silver at the Cadet World Championships 2001 at 201 lbs/91 kg. He won the heavyweight Junior World Championships in 2002 in Santiago de Cuba but lost twice to countryman Odlanier Solís and was forced to go down in weight. At light heavyweight in 2003 Hernández won the silver medal at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo where he lost to Ramiro Reducindo, he participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics for his native country. There he was defeated in the second round of the light heavyweight division by Russia's Evgeny Makarenko, a double world champion in the event. Although he was considered one of the top prospects in Cuban boxing, he defected to Germany, is now based in Berlin, Germany.

2001 Cuban junior champion at heavyweight World Junior championships as a heavyweight, in competition in Baku, Azerbaijan. Results were: Defeated Dato Dundva points Defeated Rufat Hairbekov points Lost to Siergej Ivanov points World Junior championships 2002 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. Results were: Defeated Justin White RTD 1 Defeated Vitaly Mikhyeyenko 31–11. Defeated Stefan Koeber RSC 3 Defeated Parfait Amougou RSC 3. Pan American games 2003 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Defeated Argenis Casimiro Núñez RSC 4 Lost to Ramiro Reducindo (Mexico Represented Cuba as a light heavyweight at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, his results were: 1st round bye: Lost to Evgeny Makarenko 18–30 2003 knocked out by Odlanier Solís in 3rd round at Cuban amateur heavyweight championship competition. 2003 competed as a light heavyweight at 2003 Pan-American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Results were: Defeated Eduardo Beltran RSC 1 Defeated Argenis Casimiro Núñez RSC 4 Lost to Ramiro Reducindo 20–37 2004 3rd place at Cuban national light heavyweight competition, losing on points to Vladimir Linares Mesquia RSC 42005 Cuban national champion Hernández was a fast but light-punching boxer who competed at cruiserweight.

Hernández knocked out Daniel Bispo in the first round to win the vacant WBA Fedelatin Cruiserweight Championship. On December 29, 2007, he knocked out world title challenger Mohamed Azzaoui to retain his WBA Fedelatin title and win the vacant WBC Latino title but suffered his first defeat on March 29, 2008 when he lost via 3rd-round TKO to ex-champ Wayne Braithwaite of Guyana after controlling the match for the first two rounds and knocking Braithwaite down in the 1st round. Hernández got too cocky in the 3rd and decided to shoot it out with him resulting in Braithwaite knocking Hernández down 3 times, he won a wide decision over prospect Aaron Williams. On September 19, 2009 Hernández defeated Enad Licina by a wide UD for the IBF Inter-Continental Cruiserweight title, becoming the first Cuban to hold a version of the IBF title since it was created. On March 13, 2010 Hernández made his first defense of the IBF Inter-Continental title by beating Cesar David Crenz by unanimous decision. On February 12, 2011 Hernández won the Interim WBA Cruiserweight title by knocking out Steve Herelius.

With this latest win he extended his undefeated streak to 10 fights since the defeat to Braithwaite and improved his overall record to 24-1. On 1 October 2011, Hernández defeated The Ring No. 1 Crusierweight, Steve Cunningham, by sixth round technical decision for the IBF Cruiserweight Championship. The fight was stopped due to Hernández being cut by an illegal headbutt, though the fight was not without controversy. Hernández knocked Cunningham down with a counter left hook in the first round and seemed to be badly hurt, but referee Mickey Vann decided to let the fight continue after what seemed like a controversial slow count. Cunningham made a comeback during the second and third rounds, hitting Hernández with body shots in the second and becoming more aggressive during the third; however the latter round was marred with controversy as Hernández was hit with an accidental headbutt that caused a cut and that many felt was intentional, with referee Vann not stopping the fight or giving a warning to Cunningham.

During the fourth round both fighters seems about equal, with Cunningham controlling the pace with his jab and Hernández landing a combo. During the fifth round, Hernández accidentally hit Cunningham behind the head when referee Vann attempted to break up a clinch. During the sixth and final round the corner of Hernández as well as the ringside physician inspected the cut caused by Cunningham's headbutt. Afterwards Hernández seemed ready to resume with the round when the referee stopped the fight due to the physician deeming Hernández unfit to continue; the score cards were 59 -- 54 for Hernández. Hernández and Cunningham had a rematch on 4 February 2012; the winner of this fight was to be crowned the new The Ring Cruiserweight Champion. Hernández won via unanimous decision. Hernández played the part of Joe Louis in the 2010 German film Max Schmeling. Professional boxing record for Yoan Pablo Hernández from BoxRec

Jason Chen

Jason Chen is a Taiwanese-American pop singer. He began, he released dozens of singles and four full albums. Jason Chen began his music career in 2007. Jason Chen evolved from performing covers of songs from famous music artists on YouTube to producing and performing original music, he released his album and the single “Best Friend”, which now has over twenty one million views. He has performed in various countries such as Australia, China, Italy, Malaysia and Taiwan, as well as throughout the United States. Although Jason did not receive positive response he started to gain more popularity in 2010. Encouraged by the rise of his popularity, Chen released his first original album, “Gravity”, he released his second and third original album “Never for Nothing” and "What If Acoustic" in 2013. In 2014, Chen performed on the main stage at California food festival 626 Night Market. Chen was born in Boston to Taiwanese parents but soon moved to Arcadia, when he was a few months old, he graduated in 2010 with a BA in Economics.

Although he grew up in the United States, he can still speak fluently in his main language, Mandarin. Furthermore, Chen’s mother is a piano teacher, so he had the advantage of growing up under the influence of music and was given opportunities to learn many different instruments, such as the piano, the guitar, the violin. Chen discovered his vocal talent at the age of 18 when he was planning a proposal to his high school crush. After graduating from UCLA, he became an accountant for about a year, but decided to focus on producing music. Gravity - 2011 Jie Sheng Qian - February 2013 Never for Nothing - April 2013 What If - November 2013 Glass Heart - December 2014 Official Facebook

All for Australia League

The All for Australia League was an Australian political movement during the Great Depression. It was founded in early 1931 and claimed to have amassed 130,000 members by June 1931. Right-wing and anti-establishment in nature, the league had the backing of a number of prominent businessmen and industrialists, it was critical both of the right-wing Nationalist Party. It operated in Sydney, but had branches in country New South Wales and absorbed a similar organisation in Victoria; the league chose to co-operate with the existing Nationalist organisation at the 1931 federal election, helping preselect candidates for the new United Australia Party. After the election victory the league was absorbed by the UAP's state organisation. Five objectives were announced at the official launch of the league, held at Killara on 12 February 1931: To create a unity of purpose amongst citizens and organisations to meet the economic and social crises. To exert constitutional pressure on Governments in support of the following or other necessary measures: Restoration of National Credit, Economy of Governmental administration and expenditure, Balancing of Federal and State budgets.

To set aside conflicting sectional interests for the sake of unity of purpose. To conjoin the interests of Country and City, that is, all consuming interests. To bring about the whole hearted cooperation of employer and employee. According to labour historian Geoffrey Robinson, the league "posed a major challenge to the established conservative parties", but "failed because Australian conservatives regrouped and moved back towards the centre"; the league undertook an extensive recruiting campaign in Sydney but in some country areas. It claimed to have gained 30,000 members within three weeks after its launch, rising to 40,000 a week later. Up to 3,500 badges were being issued each day. By the end of March 1931, the league claimed 99 branches, including fifteen outside Sydney; the membership stood at 116,000 on 14 130,000 by the end of June. Most of the league's leadership had not been involved in politics; the executive was "strongly representative of managerial and professional men". Former engineering professor Alexander James Gibson was elected president of the league.

Other members of the league's provisional executive included: Major-General Gordon Bennett, brother of Alfred Bennett Andrew Craig, treasurer of the Sydney Chamber of Commerce Albert Heath, president of the Sydney and Suburban Timber Merchants' Association Cecil Hoskins, managing director of Australian Iron and Steel Norman Keyser, managing director of General Industries Robert A. Malloch, managing director of Dangar, Gedye & Malloch, meat preservers Sydney Snow, vice-president of the Retail Traders' Association Frederick Walker, managing director of F. J. Walker, meat exportersLater members of the executive included: Alfred Bennett, manager of radio station 2GB, founder of the Who's for Australia? League, brother of Gordon Bennett Sir Henry Braddon, member of the New South Wales Legislative Council Charles M. McDonald, president of the New South Wales Employers' Federation Mildred Muscio, representative of the women's committee Olof Oberg, timber merchant and president of the anti-communist Sane Democracy LeagueBraddon, Craig and Oberg resigned from the executive over the league's attacks on the state Nationalist Party.

Matthews, Trevor. "The All for Australia League". Labour History. 17: 136–147. Robinson, Geoffrey. "The All for Australia League in New South Wales: a study in political entrepreneurship and hegemony". Australian Historical Studies. 39: 36–52

Nico Hülkenberg

Nicolas Hülkenberg is a German professional racing driver who drove in Formula One in 2010 and from 2012 to 2019. In 2015, he contested two rounds of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship season for Porsche, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in his first attempt, he was the 2009 champion of the GP2 Series, is a previous champion of both the Formula 3 Euro Series and A1 Grand Prix, as part of A1 Team Germany. He is one of 5 drivers since 2005 to win the Formula 2 championship in his debut season, the others being Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Charles Leclerc, George Russell; as of February 2020, Hülkenberg holds the record for the most Formula One career starts without a podium finish, a record he broke when he failed to finish in his 129th race and in so doing passed Adrian Sutil's previous record of 128, Hülkenberg's record stands at 177 Grands Prix. Hülkenberg raced in Formula One in 2010 with the Williams team. Despite claiming the first pole position for Williams in more than five years, he was not retained for 2011 and joined Force India as a test and reserve driver.

He was promoted to a race seat with the team for the 2012 season. In 2013 he drove with Mexican driver Esteban Gutiérrez as his teammate. Hülkenberg returned to Force India for the 2014 season. In October 2016, it was confirmed that he would switch to Renault for 2017, he will be replaced by Esteban Ocon for the 2020 Formula One season. Nico Hülkenberg was born in Emmerich am Rhein, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany to Klaus Dieter and Susanne Hülkenberg. Dieter Hülkenberg owns a shipping company, Hülkenberg Spedition e. K, based in Emmerich am Rhein. Hülkenberg trained as a freight forwarding agent at his father's company, he is fluent in Dutch, German and English. Hülkenberg made his karting debut in 1997, at the age of 10. In 2002 he was German Junior Karting Champion and the following year he won the German Kart Championship. Hülkenberg was managed by Willi Weber, the long-time manager of Michael Schumacher. Weber predicted that Hülkenberg would be ready for Formula One by 2008, he praised Hülkenberg as an "unbelievable talent" and said he reminded him of Schumacher as a young driver.

He stated that he nicknamed him "The Hulk", after the fictional superhero, in reference to Hülkenberg changing his personality whilst at the wheel. Hülkenberg made his German Formula BMW debut in 2005, dominating the championship and winning the title comfortably, he finished first in the Formula BMW world final but was stripped of the win after it was claimed he had brake-tested his rivals during a safety car period. Hülkenberg joined the German A1 Grand Prix team for the 2006–07 season. Nine wins in his rookie season made him the most successful driver in A1GP history, it meant he single-handedly won Germany the championship with 128 points, 35 more than Team New Zealand. Hülkenberg finished fifth in the German Formula Three Championship in 2006. For 2007 he switched to the Formula 3 Euro Series with the ASM team that had taken Lewis Hamilton and Paul di Resta to the last two championships, his first win came at the Norisring from 18th on the grid, he won again in the rain at Zandvoort and added a third at the Nürburgring.

But he ran into trouble at Magny-Cours, being penalised in qualifying for passing the chequered flag twice, crashing into Filip Salaquarda in the race. Hülkenberg won the non-championship Masters of Formula 3 race at Zolder from teammate Romain Grosjean after Grosjean stalled at the start. Hülkenberg won the Formula 3 Euro Series championship in 2008. Hülkenberg amassed 76 of his total of 85 points during the feature races on Saturdays, taking seven wins in the progress. Hülkenberg made his GP2 Asia Series début for the ART Grand Prix team at the third round of the 2008–09 GP2 Asia Series in Bahrain, where he took pole position at his first attempt, he finished both races in fourth place and this left him in seventh place in the championship. His second race weekend in Qatar, saw him become the first night race pole-sitter, promptly turned that into becoming the first race-winner under lights after a dominant performance; such was his performance that he ended up over thirteen seconds clear of second-placed driver Sergio Pérez.

He finished third in the sprint race, taking his championship points tally to 27 from just four races. Despite this, he finished sixth in the championship. Hülkenberg continued with ART into the 2009 GP2 Series, partnering Pastor Maldonado, took his first win in dominant fashion, during his home round of the series at the Nürburgring. With the series' top eight inverted grid, Hülkenberg started eighth for the sprint race, he won the sprint race as well, becoming the first driver to do the weekend double since Giorgio Pantano at Monza in the 2006 season. In doing so, he became only the second driver to complete the clean sweep, with pole position, two fastest laps and two wins. Hülkenberg clinched the title with two races to spare, after a third-place finish in the Monza sprint race, shadowing Brazilians Luiz Razia and Lucas di Grassi home; the result left him with an unassailable 22-point lead heading to the final round, in the process becoming the first driver to clinch the championship without the need for a final round decider.

A fifth win followed at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, allowing Hülkenberg to break the 100-point barrier, won the title by 25 points from Vitaly Petrov. Worthy of note is that Hülkenberg ended the season 64 points clear of his teammate Pastor Maldonad

Corrimony

Corrimony is a small village at the western end of Glenurquhart, in Inverness-shire, in the Highlands of Scotland, now within Highland council area. It is 13 km west of Drumnadrochit, 32 km south-west of Inverness. Corrimony is famous for Corrimony Chambered Cairn; the chambered cairn is part of the Clava group of cairns, dating back 4,000 years. The cairn is surrounded by 11 standing stones; the River Enrick passes Corrimony, before flowing down Glenurquhart to Loch Ness. The river flows over a waterfall to the south of the settlement. An upland area to the south is owned by the RSPB, run as Corrimony nature reserve; the site covers 1531 ha, was acquired by the RSPB in 1997. The RSPB are working to restore Caledonian Forest, for the benefit of Black Grouse. Balbeg Balnain