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Baskatong Reservoir

The Baskatong Reservoir is a man-made lake in western Quebec, Canada. It was formed following the construction of the Mercier Dam in 1927 and has an area of 413 km2. Since 2007, a 55 MW generating station is in operation at the site of the dam, the reservoir being used to control the flow of the Gatineau River for several hydroelectric generating stations downstream, its primary source is the Gatineau River. Other significant sources are: Gens de Terre River Notawassi River Rivière d'Argent Baskatong Reservoir is accessible by several short forest roads off Route 117, about 200 km north of Ottawa, about 290 km north-west from Montreal. Baskatong Reservoir is a popular location for fishing and has over 20 outfitters established on its shores. Fish species present are walleye, northern pike, lake trout and landlocked salmon. List of lakes of Quebec Media related to Réservoir Baskatong at Wikimedia Commons Baskatong outfitters association Gatineau Valley Tourism site

MV Mario Roselli

Mario Roselli was an Italian cargo ship, confiscated by Nazi Germany, sunk by Allied aircraft on 11 October 1943 in Corfu Bay, killing 1,302 Italian POWs. The Mario Roselli was built by Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico in 1940. Launched on 25 April 1941, the ship was delivered to the customer on 22 April 1942 and seized the next day in Trieste by the Italian Navy which incorporated it in its auxiliary war fleet, her first mission was the supply of Italian troops stationed in Libya, sailing between Brindisi and Benghazi. On 12 June 1942, on passage to Benghazi, the ship was damaged by Allied aircraft and towed to Taranto for repairs. On 19 December she returned to service on the route Naples - Palermo - Bizerte. On 9 September 1943, the day after the Armistice between Italy and Allied armed forces, Mario Roselli was confiscated by the Germans and used to transport Italian POWs to Venice and Trieste. On 9 October 1943 the ship arrived in Corfu to take some 5,500 Italian prisoners on board, they were transferred from shore to ship using small boats.

At 7:15 on 10 October, when the boarding was finished, an Allied aircraft appeared and attacked the ship and motorboats. One bomb hit. Another fell directly through an open hatch into the hold of the ship crowded with Italians, exploded, causing terrible carnage; the ship took water. Surviving prisoners tried to escape by jumping into the sea. In total there were 1,302 victims; the German guards opened fire on prisoners still on land. The Mario Roselli was abandoned in the harbor, but sank. In 1952 the wreck of the Mario Roselli was towed to Monfalcone for reconstruction, she had a second career between 1972, when she was sold to be scrapped in England. Notes Bibliography"L'affondamento Della Mario Roselli, un Tragico Epilogo". Betasom.it. "Scheda tecnica completa della Mario Roselli". Museo della Cantieristica. Archived from the original on 2010-07-12. "Seekrieg 1943, Oktober". Wlb-stuttgart.de

Bhargavi (actress)

Bhargavi was born in Gorantla. Her first film was YVS Chowdary's Devadasu, she appeared in Ashta Chamma, based on Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Earnest, as Varalakshmi. Before acting in Ashta Chamma, she worked in several TV serials, she rose to fame with the TV show Ammamma.com, produced under the banner Just Yellow. On 16 December 2008, Bhargavi was found murdered in her Banjara Hills house along with an orchestra troupe operator, Praveen Kumar, triggering speculation about the motive behind the deaths. Praveen runs a musical orchestra for the past five years, he was quite popular in the Nellore area and was married twice before, to Dolly and Swapna in the past. He has a son. There were rumors that Bujji had married Bhargavi in the presence of his friends at Murali Krishna hotel; the suicide notes say that Bhargavi and Bujji got married in 2006 and were separated in the past few months. Bhargavi wrote in the letter that she distanced herself from him after rising to fame with the release of Ashta Chamma.

He claimed that Bhargavi's mother had created a rift between them after Bhargavi got film offers. Bhargavi's father confirmed, he said that she did not show any signs of strain in her visit. Bhargavi's parents would never attempt suicide. Police department confirmed. Bujji might have consumed poison after killing Bhargavi. Bhargavi on IMDb

Organ Donation Taskforce

In December 2006, The UK Government set up the Organ Donation Taskforce to identify barriers to organ donation and recommend actions needed to increase organ donation and procurement within the current legal framework. The Taskforce was asked to: take stock of progress within the context of the UK's ten year transplant framework to identify barriers to organ donation to recommend what action needs to be taken to increase organ donation and procurement within the current legal framework; the ODTF comprised medical professionals, National Health Service managers and patient representatives and ethicists and is chaired by Elisabeth Buggins. The ODTF published its first report ‘Organs for Transplants’ on 16 January 2008. In the report, the Taskforce makes 14 recommendations to the Government, which could see a 50 per cent increase in organ donation in the UK within five years - resulting in an additional 1,200 transplants a year and saving thousands of lives; the report proposes a radical shift from existing arrangements for the UK’s transplantation system.

Together with other measures to improve donor coordination services this could result in a 10% increase in the consent rate for donation. At the time of launch of the First taskforce report, the UK Prime Minister called for a review of the legislation over consent for organ donation; the ODTF carried out an investigation and published its second report ‘The potential impact of an opt out system for organ donation in the UK’ on 17 November 2008 This report provided an in-depth examination of the potential impact of changing to an opt out system of consent for organ donation. It concluded; the Taskforce concluded that there was no convincing evidence that a change to opt out consent would deliver significant increases in the number of donated organs. It felt that such a system has the potential to undermine the concept of donation as a gift, to erode trust in NHS professionals and the Government and negatively impact on organ donation numbers, it concluded. It felt that an opt out consent system would distract attention away from the need to improve the systems and infrastructure around organ donation in the UK and the need to improve awareness and understanding of organ donation.

In putting together the report, the Taskforce had discussions and engagement with academics, health professionals, members of the public, organ recipients, families of donors and faith leaders. The report details the considerable volume of evidence the ODTF considered before coming to its conclusions. Under Part 1 of the Human Tissue Act 2004, it is unlawful to remove, store, or use human organs and other tissue for scheduled purposes without appropriate consent; the removal and use of an organ for the purpose of transplantation are scheduled purposes in this context. Appropriate consent is defined within the Act as: a. If a decision of a deceased person to consent to the activity, or a decision of his not to consent to it, was in force before he had died, his consent. B. Where such a decision is not in force consent is required from either a nominated representative, or, a person in a qualifying relationship; the Human Tissue Act 2004 covers England and Northern Ireland. The Human Tissue Act 2006 covers Scotland and has broadly similar provisions as far as transplantation is concerned.

Transplants enable about 2,700 people to pursue an active life in the UK every year. Transplants are the best possible treatment for most people with organ failure. Kidney transplants are the most common organ transplant performed in the UK. Transplants of the heart and lungs are regularly carried out; as medicine advances, other vital organs including the pancreas and small bowel are being used in transplants. Tissue such as corneas, heart valves and bone can be donated; the increasing effectiveness of transplantation means that many more patients can be considered for treatment in this way but there is a serious shortage of donors. Around 8,000 people in the UK are awaiting a transplant. For some people this means waiting, sometime for years, undergoing difficult and stressful treatment. Many will die. Between 7000 and 8,000 people in the UK need a transplant rising by about 8% a year. Over the last five years, UK Department of Health funding - £4.16million in 2006/07 - has supported a number of initiatives to increase donor rates.

Living donor and non-heartbeating donor rates have risen in recent years. However, the rate of donation by heartbeating donors has remained steady at best. Over 14 million people - some 24% of the population - have now registered on the UK Organ Donor Register. In the UK between 1 April 2006 and 31 March 2007:3,086 organ transplants were carried out, thanks to the generosity of 1,495 donors. 949 lives were saved in the UK through a heart, liver or combined heart/lungs, liver/kidney, liver/pancreas or heart/kidney transplant. A total of 2,137 patients received a pancreas or combined kidney/pancreas transplant. A further 2,402 people had their sight restored through a cornea transplant. A record number of non-heartbeating donor kidney transplants took place and accounted for one in seven of all kidney transplants; the highest number of combined kidney/pancreas transplants took place. Living donor kidney transplants are increasing - 461 in 2003-2004, 475 in 2004-2005, 589 in 2005-2006, 690 in 2006-2007, now represent more

Benicia Capitol State Historic Park

Benicia Capitol State Historic Park is a state park in Benicia, California. The park is dedicated to California’s third capitol building, where the California State Legislature convened from February 3, 1853 to February 24, 1854, when they voted to move the state capital to Sacramento, it is the only pre-Sacramento capitol. The park includes the Fischer-Hanlon House, an early Benicia building, moved to the property and converted into a home in 1858, after the legislature departed. Benicia Capitol State Historic Park just off the city's main street includes a carriage house, workers' quarters and sculptured gardens. Following large complaints by state legislators of inadequate furniture and sleeping quarters in Vallejo in early 1853, the Legislature, with the consent of Governor John Bigler, relocated the state capital to nearby Benicia that same year; the Legislature would convene in the Benicia City Hall for a little more than a year, when again complaints over poor weather conditions and uncomfortable sleeping quarters, "the insecure condition of the public archives" arose in January 1854.

After a proposal by Sacramento to use the Sacramento County Courthouse free of charge as a capital building, the Assembly and Senate passed an enabling act, voiding all previous legislation, to move the state capital to its new location upriver in Sacramento. On February 25, 1854, Governor Bigler signed the act into law, moving the capital to its current location; the Legislature and governor climbed aboard the steamship Wilson G. Hunt to take up its new quarters. "So much opposed to the removal were the good people of Benicia," the Sacramento Union reported, "that the owners of the wharves, it is stated, refused to permit the steamer... to land to take on the legislative furniture, unless she would pay $500." This request was refused and the furniture was shipped from a different wharf. The Greek Revival-Palladian building was listed as a California State Historic Landmark on January 11, 1935; the National Register of Historic Places placed the Benicia capitol on the federal list on February 12, 1971.

The original building exhibits. The interior includes a reconstruction of the building's original floor with ponderosa pine; the desks, four of which are from the 1850s or earlier, are furnished with a candlestick, a 19th-century newspaper, a quill pen, blotting sand, a spitoon, a top hat. The historic park is located at 115 West G Street in Benicia, a city in the northern San Francisco Bay Area between San Pablo Bay and Suisun Bay. On February 16, 2000, the California State Legislature met in a symbolic session to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Legislature's first meeting; the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park was one of the 48 California state parks proposed for closure in January 2008 by California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as part of a deficit reduction program, since rescinded following public outcry. It was placed on the Governor's list of two hundred parks to close in Fall of 2009 in response to the ongoing budget crisis and was on Gov. Jerry Brown's 2011 list of 70 proposed state park closures in the continuing budget crises.

List of California state parks California State Legislature John Bigler Benicia Capitol State Historic Park official site Genealogy Society of Vallejo-Benicia California's State Capitols, 1850-present