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Treebeard

Treebeard, or Fangorn in Sindarin, is a fictional tree-giant character in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings novel, he is an Ent and is said by Gandalf to be "the oldest living thing that still walks beneath the Sun upon this Middle-earth." He lives in the ancient Forest of Fangorn. It lies at the southern end of the Misty Mountains, he is described as being about 14 feet in height, in appearance similar to a beech or an oak. In The Two Towers, Treebeard meets with two Hobbits of the Shire; this meeting proves to have consequences that contribute to the story and enables the events that occur in The Return of the King. In Tolkien's elvish language, Sindarin, "Fangorn" is a compound of fanga, "beard", orne, "tree", so it is the equivalent of the English "Treebeard"; the Rohirrim called Fangorn Forest the wood of the Ents. Treebeard gave it various Quenya names in Lord of the Rings. "Ambaróna" means "uprising, orient" from amba, "upwards" and róna, "east". "Aldalómë" means "tree twilight" from alda, "tree" and lómë, "dusk, twilight".

"Tauremorna" means "gloomy forest" from taur, "forest", morna, "gloomy". "Tauremornalómë" means "gloomy twilight forest". The Forest of Fangorn was at the south-eastern end of the Misty Mountains near the Gap of Rohan; the mountains formed the western border of Fangorn. At the end of the mountain range stood Saruman's stronghold of Isengard near the southwestern corner of the forest. To the east and south of Fangorn was the land of Rohan, Lothlórien lay to the north and east. Fangorn Forest held many paths. Two significant rivers ran through the forest. To the north the Limlight flowed from the woods and formed the northern border of Rohan; the river merged into the larger Anduin. In the south, the Entwash spread deep into the forest arriving from Methedras, a mountainous region located near the Misty Mountains; the river flowed through Rohan to the Anduin River. The valley of Derndingle was located to the south-west. There was a path where the Entwash passed into a region called Wellinghall with the home of Treebeard, the shepherd of the forest.

Fangorn Forest was said to be humid, trunks and branches of many kinds of tree grew thick allowing little light to penetrate. Huorns lived deep within in the forest, like Ents but more discreet; the Ents and Huorns drank from the river Entwash, from it the Ents brewed their legendary drink, the Ent-draughts. As told in The Silmarillion, Ents were created in the Elder Days, they were created to be the "Shepherds of the Trees" and protect trees from the anticipated destruction that Dwarves would cause. Further details are provided in The Lord of the Rings, where Treebeard recounts to Merry and Pippin how the Ents were "awakened" and taught to speak by the Elves of that time. Treebeard says that only three Ents remain from the Elder Days: himself and Fladrif, he tells the hobbits of the time. He sings a song about roaming the woods of Middle-earth, naming regions of Beleriand which were destroyed in the war with Morgoth and now lie "beneath the waves." He contradicts Gandalf by saying there are valleys in Fangorn forest where the Great Darkness, the period of Morgoth's rule before the arising of the Moon and Sun, never lifted and the trees are older than he.

The description of Treebeard is the most detailed of all the characters in The Lord of the Rings. The text reads: "They found, it belonged to a large man-like Troll-like, figure, at least fourteen foot high sturdy, with a tall head, hardly any neck. Whether it was clad in stuff like green and grey bark, or whether, its hide, was difficult to say. At any rate the arms, at a short distance from the trunk, were not wrinkled, but covered with a brown smooth skin; the large feet had seven toes each. The lower part of the long face was covered with a sweeping grey beard, bushy twiggy at the roots and mossy at the ends, but at the moment the hobbits noted little but the eyes. These deep eyes were now surveying them and solemn, but penetrating, they were brown, shot with a green light." After meeting Merry and Pippin, Treebeard learns. He knows otherwise, he takes them to a place that he says might be called "Wellinghall" in the Common Speech. There the hobbits tell him Treebeard learns of Saruman's treachery.

When they are finished, Treebeard says, "Well, well. That is a bundle of no mistake. You have not told me no indeed, not by a long way, but I do not doubt. There's something big going on, that I can see, what it is maybe I shall learn in good time or bad time. By root and twig, but it is a strange business: up sprout a little folk that are not in the old lists and behold! the Nine forgotten Riders reappear to hunt for them, Gandalf takes them on a great journey, Galadriel harbours them in Caras Galadhon, Orcs pursue them all down the leagues of Wilderland: indeed they seem to be caught up in a great storm." Treebeard muses, "I must do something, I suppose." Saruman used to walk in Fangorn forest and talk to him, but on reflection he says that although he told Saruman many things, Saruman never told him anything. He realizes now that Saruman is plotting to be "a Power" and wonders what evil he is doing: why has Saruman taken up with Orcs, why there are so many Orcs in his woods, why these Orcs are able to bear sunlight, he is angered by trees being felled "to feed the fires of Orthanc."

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Justus van Huysum

Justus van Huysum spelled Huijsum, was a Dutch Golden Age painter. He was the son of the decorative painter Jan van Huysum I and the brother of the engraver Caspar van Huysum; the elder Jan van Huysum moved to Amsterdam from Huizum between 1654 and 1657, where his boys Justus and Caspar were born. According to Houbraken, when Justus came of age, his father sent him to learn painting from Nicolaes Berchem in 1675. Houbraken said he was good at all sorts of painting, but excelled at flower painting, founded a family business in painting flowers in vases, he married and became the father of Jan van Huysum, Jacob van Huysum, Justus II van Huysum. One painting by him named "Vase of Flowers" was stolen by the Nazis from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence Italy – it is believed to still exist in Germany

I Believe in You (film)

I Believe in You is a 1952 film directed by Michael Relph and Basil Dearden. It is based on the book Court Circular by Sewell Stokes. Inspired by the successful The Blue Lamp and Dearden used a semi-documentary approach in telling the story of the lives of probation officers and their charges. Henry Phipps a retired Colonial Serviceman takes on the job of a probation officer, finds it a challenge. Various characters' lives are examined as Phipps and his colleagues attempt to reform, a hardened criminal and a juvenile delinquent. Celia Johnson as Matty Matheson Cecil Parker as Henry Phipps Godfrey Tearle as Judge Pyke Harry Fowler as Charlie Hooker George Relph as Mr. Dove Joan Collins as Norma Hart Laurence Harvey as Jordie Bennett Ernest Jay as Judge Quayle Ursula Howells as Hon Ursula Sid James as Sergeant Body Katie Johnson as Miss Mackline Ada Reeve as Mrs Crockett Brenda De Banzie as Mrs Hooker Alex McCrindle as Tom Haines Laurence Naismith as Sergeant Braxton Gladys Henson as Mrs Stevens Stanley Escane as Buck Wilson Fred Griffiths as Fred Crump The New York Times wrote, "it shines with understanding and, except for a brash climactic moment, it is a warm and adult adventure, which pins deserving medals on unsung heroes without heroics."

Allmovie wrote, "the semi-documentary approach established early in I Believe in You gives way to sentiment as the film winds down." TV Guide noted, "an engaging drama with good performances from Collins and Harvey." I Believe in You on IMDb

El Burro

El Burro is a wetland, part of the Wetlands of Bogotá, in the locality Kennedy, Bogotá, Colombia. The wetland on the Bogotá savanna covers about 19 hectares and is crossed by the Avenida Ciudad de Cali. Flora registered in the wetland are among others swamp smartweed. El Burro has 33 registered bird species, among others the common moorhen and yellow-hooded blackbird. Biodiversity of Colombia, Bogotá savanna, Thomas van der Hammen Natural Reserve Wetlands of Bogotá Andrade L. Martha Esperanza, Henry Benitez Castañeda. S.a. Los Humedales de la Sabana de Bogotá: Área Importante para la Conservación de las Aves de Colombia y el Mundo, 1-38. AICAS. Accessed 2017-03-03. Moreno, Vanesa. S.a. Descripción general de los humedales de Bogotá D. C. 1-28. Sociedad Geográfica de Colombia. Accessed 2017-03-03. Fundación Humedales de Bogotá Conozca los 15 humedales de Bogotá - El Tiempo

2000–01 Wollongong Wolves FC season

The 2000–01 Wollongong Wolves FC season was the club's 21st season since its establishment in 1980. The club participated in the National Soccer League for the 20th time, they were crowned the champions of the finals series. They were champions for the first time of the Oceania Club Championship from their first attempt. For the period between 16 December 2000 and 2 March 2001 the club went on an unbeaten run of 18 competitive games; this included seven consecutive wins in the 2001 Oceania Club 11 league games. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Source: WorldFootball As winners of the 2001 Oceania Club Championship, the Wollongong Wolves was one of the 12 teams that were invited to the 2001 FIFA Club World Championship, which would be hosted in Spain from 28 July to 12 August 2001. However, the tournament was cancelled due to the collapse of ISL, marketing partner of FIFA at the time. Official Website

Michael C. Seto

Michael Chikong Seto is a Canadian forensic psychologist and author. He is director of Forensic Rehabilitation Research at the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, where he says his research focuses on pedophilia, sexual offenses committed against children, child pornography, risk assessment, offenders with mental disorders and program evaluation, he is editor in chief of Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, the official journal of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, an associate editor of the Archives of Sexual Behavior, the official journal of the International Academy of Sex Research. He serves on the editorial board for the journal Law and Human Behavior, the official journal of the American Psychology-Law Society, as well as the Journal of Sex Research, he is an associate professor at the University of Toronto and holds cross-appointments to Ryerson University, Carleton University, the University of Ottawa. Seto received a B. Sc. in biopsychology from University of British Columbia, completed his M.

A. and Ph. D. in clinical psychology at Queen's University, Ontario, Canada. He worked at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health from 1994 to 2008, before moving to the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group in 2008, first as a consultant and as the director of Forensic Rehabilitation Research, he serves as Scientific Advisor to Thorn, a company that partners across the tech industry, government and NGOs and leverage technology to combat predatory behavior, rescue victims, protect vulnerable children. Thorn is co-Founded by Demi Moore. Seto has been noted as "one of the foremost authorities" on adolescent sex offenders. Much of his research has focused on the psychological characteristics of sex offenders, their risk for reoffending, the relationship between paraphilias and sexual offending, he has suggested in his book on pedophilia and sexual offending that 3% of men are sexually attracted to prepubescent children. Pedophilia is related to sexual offending against children, but they are not synonymous: Some pedophiles are not known to have committed sexual offenses against children, some offenders are not pedophiles, motivated instead by high sex drive, criminality, or opportunism.

Controversially, Seto has suggested that pedophilia can be understood as a sexual orientation with regard to age, just as heterosexuality, bisexuality, or homosexuality can be understood as sexual orientations with regard to gender. In his research on online offending, Seto has discovered that there may be a closer link between pedophilia, child pornography use than between pedophilia and sexual offending against children directly; this does not mean pedophilia is the only motivation. Despite this strong association with pedophilia, online sexual offenders appear to be at low risk of reoffending, suggesting other factors such as personality must be involved. In related research, he and his colleagues have demonstrated that the same kinds of risk factors are valid for online offenders as they are for conventional contact offenders, including age, criminal history, substance use, sexual attraction to children; this research is summarized in his book on online sexual offending. In describing pedophiles, Seto emphasizes.

He told USA Today, "People would feel better if there was a profile, but there isn't." "It can be a coach, or a teacher. It could be a person, a trusted member of the community, they are employed. They have friends, it doesn't fit with the idea that this person is different in some way that we could notice and protect ourselves." Serial child molesters seek out vulnerable children and cultivate relationships with them, Seto said. "They are not picking children at random." Rather, "They are seeking out children who will be more receptive to their approach—children who may be isolated, lacking a father figure."Seto described child pornography offenders as being isolated, spending long stretches of time online, being secretive about their online activities."Several studies have suggested that child pornography offenders become involved online, sometimes spending hours every day searching for more content, as well as spending time on related sites" like youth-oriented forums or chat rooms, he said.

There appears to be an age difference, according to Seto: "People on average under 35 are more familiar with the technology than those who are over 35, the arrests reflect that."In 2007, Seto's research team received a $66,000 research grant to study child pornography offenders, comparing those who do with those who do not go on to commit future offences. Ontario politician George Smitherman criticized the study and the Ontario Mental Health Foundation for funding the project, because the study subjects would receive money for agreeing to participate. Seto responded, he said "I do understand why people are concerned about this, but I hope they don't lose sight of the fact that we're doing this research to understand pedophilia and sexual offending," and that it is standard practice to pay people to take part in clinical studies. According to OMHF, "The new knowledge to be gained from the proposed study would contribute to our theoretical understanding of the origins of sexual offending against children, because it would help identify factors that influence the likelihood that someone with a sexual attraction to children will act upon that attraction."