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Ulva

Ulva is an island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, off the west coast of Mull. It is separated from Mull by a narrow strait, connected to the neighbouring island of Gometra by a bridge. Much of the island is formed from Cenozoic basalt rocks. Ulva has been populated since the Mesolithic and there are various Neolithic remains on the island; the Norse occupation of the island in the Early Middle Ages has left few tangible artefacts but did bequeath the island its name, from Ulvoy, meaning "wolf island". Celtic culture was a major influence during both Pictish and Dalriadan times as well as the post-Norse period when the islands became part of modern Scotland; this long period, when Gaelic became the dominant language, was ended by the 19th-century Clearances. At its height, Ulva had a population of over 800, but by May 2019, this had declined to 5. Numerous well-known individuals have connections with the island including David Livingstone, Samuel Johnson and Walter Scott, who drew inspiration from Ulva for his 1815 poem, The Lord of the Isles.

Wildlife is abundant: cetaceans are seen in the surrounding waters and over 500 species of plant have been recorded. Today there is a regular ferry service and tourism is the mainstay of the economy. In March 2018 the Scottish Land Fund pledged £4.4 million towards a community buyout of the island, the North West Mull Community Woodland Company took ownership of the island on 21 June 2018. Ulva is oval in shape with an indented coastline, it is aligned east-west, being 12 kilometres long, 4 kilometres wide. Viewed on a small scale and its neighbouring island Gometra appear to be a peninsula of the Isle of Mull, as they are separated from one another by narrow straits. Caolas Ulbha at the east of the island is a narrow channel a few hundred metres across to Ulva Ferry on Mull. To its west, it is separated from Gometra by Gometra Harbour. To the south are Mull's headlands of Ardmeanach and the Ross of Mull. To the north, Loch Tuath separates it from another headland of Mull, to the south east is Loch na Keal, the island of Eorsa.

There are two main bays on the south coast, Port a' Bhàta, Tràigh Bhàn. On the north coast, there is the horseshoe bay of Soriby Bay and a few minor inlets; the highest point of Ulva is Beinn Chreagach. It has a neighbour in Beinn Eoligarry the summit of, 306 m above sea level; the island has a central ridge, with the highest ground running along its lateral axis - this ridge is somewhat broken by Gleann Glas and some other valleys. The south east peninsula tends to be lower lying, with a small plain along the south coast, consisting of raised beaches; the climate is moderated by the Gulf Stream. Ulva was part of Argyll pre-1974, Strathclyde Region after that, it is now part of Bute. The island is in the parish of Kilninian, which includes Gometra, Little Colonsay and part of the west of Mull, it was united with Kilmore on Mull, the minister has traditionally preached in Kilninian and Kilmore on alternate Sundays. For more details, see the church section. Gometra is a tidal island and connected to Ulva by a bridge.

Little Colonsay and Inchkenneth are to Ulva's south east respectively. Further to the west are the Treshnish Isles, including the distinctive Bac Mòr, beyond them, the larger islands of Coll and Tiree, with Gunna between them. To the south west are the islands of Staffa, of Fingal's Cave fame and Erisgeir. Much further to the south west is the island of Iona. There are a number of smaller rocks off Ulva. To the south and the east are Eilean na Creiche between Little Colonsay and Ulva. Off Port a' Bhàta are Geasgill Geasgill Mòr, between Ulva and Inchkenneth. To the south west is Sgeir na Sgeireadh, Màisgeir due south of Gometra; these islands, along with Ulva itself, form part of the Loch na Keal National Scenic Area, one of the forty national scenic areas in Scotland, which are defined so as to identify areas of exceptional scenery and to ensure its protection from inappropriate development. Ulva's interior is moorland, while the spectacular geological formations of the south coast, have been somewhat overshadowed by those of its neighbour Staffa.

Nonetheless, they are still renowned in their own right. Around 60 million years ago, the region was volcanically active, with Ben More on Mull being the remnant of a volcano, it was in this period that the famous rock formations of Staffa and the basaltic columns of "The Castles" on Ulva came into being; the lava flows are known as the "Staffa Magma Type member" and can be seen on Mull at Carsaig and near Tobermory on its east coast. They are rich in silica; these were formed when the cooling surface of the mass of hot lava cracked in a hexagonal pattern in a similar way to drying mud cracking as it shrinks, these cracks extended down into the mass of lava as it cooled and shrank to form the columns which were subsequently exposed by erosion. Much more Ulva was subjected to glaciation, which dug out the fjords/sea lochs on its north and south east sides – Loch Tuath and Loch na Keal, as well as softening some of its sharper edges; the Hebridean coastline has been subject to significant post-glacial changes in sea level and the area is rising up at about 2 mm per annum as isost

President's Trophy Boat Race

The President's Trophy Boat Race is a popular boat race held on the Ashtamudi lake in Kollam city on 1 November every year. The day marks the birth of the Indian state of Kerala, known as Kerala Piravi; this is the most popular of the races to be held during the season of the harvest festival, Onam, in Autumn on Ashtamudi Lake in Kollam. There would be races in five categories, namely Chundan Vallam, two grades of Veppu Vallam, two grades of Iruttukuthi Vallam. Sixteen snake-boats would compete in four heats; the trophy had been instituted in the name of the President of India. President of India will be present to witness the race and would give away the trophy and cash prize to the winning team; the race will become a part of Kerala's IPL-model boat race league from 2019 onward. The Government of Kerala is planning to make President's Trophy Boat Race as the finishing event of Champions’ Boat League. Kollam is a miniature of pride in tourism map; the Ashtamudi Lake – beautiful calm water spread with enchanting greenery on the blanks.

It is gifted with unique representative features - sea, lakes plains, rivers, backwaters and vast green fields. The venue is at Gateway of Ashtamudi; the race will start from the water column near Thevally Palace and finishing point will be front of the house boat terminal. The water body having 1250 m long in between these two points is scheduled as the Track for the race; as the oarsmen throw their oars in unison to the fast paced rhythm of the vanchipattu, the huge black crafts slice through pristine race course of Ashtamudi Lake to a spectacular finish. Hundreds of spectators, including tourists from abroad, thronging the lake front, erupts out of joy. Boat race is telecasted live in DD Malayalam. Winners of the first edition of President's Trophy Boat Race - Sree Ganeshan Chundan. Runner up - Devas Chundan, her Excellency the Honorable President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil gave away the President's Trophy and cash prize of Rs. 10 lakh to the winners. The gold-plated trophy and rupees 10 lakhs cash award.

Chief Patron: Hon. Chief Minister of Kerala Chairman: District Collector of Kollam General Convener: District Magistrate of Kollam Mayor, Corporation of Kollam Nehru Trophy Boat Race Aranmula Uthrattadi Vallamkali Kumarakom Boat Race Kallada Boat Race Kollam pooram Kollam Beach The Hindu News Paper KOLLAM, 10 August 2011 The Hindu News Paper KOLLAM, 9 August 2011 The Hindu News Paper KOLLAM, 17 July 2011 http://www.keralatourism.org/gothuruth-boat-race.php Official President's Trophy Boat Race Website

Sober (Tool song)

"Sober" is a song by American rock band Tool. The song was released as Undertow. Tool guitarist Adam Jones has stated in an interview that the song is about a friend of the band whose artistic expression only comes out when he is under the influence. "A lot of people give him shit for that," Jones explains. "If you become addicted and a junkie, that's your fault." "Sober" is one of the earliest songs composed by Maynard James Keenan, with roots dating back to a 1987 live performance in which the song was called "Burn About Out". The song contains some lyrics from the first verse of "Sober", with the same basic melody, although the melody is faster and has an instrumental chorus; the song was recorded by Keenan with Tool for the first time in mid-1991 on a demo tape titled 72826. A video for "Sober" was made in 1993, it was directed by Fred Stuhr. It was filmed using stop-motion animation, with the characters' models designed by Adam Jones, it was the first of Tool's videos to be made in stop motion, the earlier promo video for "Hush" being live action.

Whereas all four band members could be seen at all times during the previous clip, "Sober" shows only brief flashes of them. A live-action clay figure is shown vibrating violently; the video's protagonist is a small, humanoid being, who lives and sleeps in an abandoned mansion, in a rusty room sparsely decorated with a table, a chair, a bed with no mattress and a curtain as a blanket. He happens to stumble upon a wooden box, its contents are kept hidden for the majority of the video's duration, but it seems whatever it is has had adverse mind altering effects – there are repeated shots of the humanoid levitating in his chair, his head and arm vibrating wildly. While experiencing these effects, the figure ventures through his living quarters and its many corridors; the climax provides a barrage of imagery and revelations: a figure attached to a wall behind a translucent screen, a sentry of sorts wielding a mobile, robotic cannon and an organic substance flowing through a pipe found in the house.

At the end, the box is empty to determine its meaning. Tool Maynard James Keenan – vocals Adam Jones – guitar Paul D'Amourbass Danny Careydrums In August 2006, Kirk Hammett, lead guitarist of Metallica, joined Tool on stage while performing and jammed together with the band at a show in Hawaii. In January 2007, at the Big Day Out music festival in Auckland, New Zealand, System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian collaborated with Tool for an improvisational version of the song. Staind released a live acoustic cover version of the song on their 2006 compilation The Singles: 1996–2006. In an episode of Beavis and Butt-head, the eponymous duo provide commentary on the video, they give an otherwise positive review of the video. British electronica duo Orbital sampled the song in "Tootled", from their DVD album The Altogether

Tennessee in the American Civil War

The Civil War made a huge impact on Tennessee, with large armies destroying its rich farmland, every county witnessing combat. It was a divided state, with the Eastern counties harbouring pro-Union sentiment throughout the conflict, it was the last state to secede from the Union, in protest at Lincoln’s call for troops, it provided more regiments to the Union than every other Confederate state combined. The war’s first serious fighting took place along the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers, recognized as major military highways, mountain passes such as Cumberland Gap were keenly competed-for by both sides; the Battle of Shiloh and the fighting along the Mississippi brought glory to the little-known Ulysses S. Grant, while his area commander Henry Halleck was rewarded with promotion to General-in-Chief; the Tullahoma campaign, led by William Rosecrans, drove the Confederates from Central Tennessee so that they did not take many casualties, were strong enough to defeat Rosecrans soon afterwards.

At Nashville in December 1864, George Thomas routed the Army of Tennessee under John Bell Hood, the last major battle fought in the state. The military governor of Tennessee was Andrew Johnson, selected by Lincoln as a Southerner to balance the ticket in the 1864 general election. On Lincoln’s assassination, Johnson automatically became president. Most Tennesseans showed little enthusiasm for breaking away from a nation whose struggles it had shared for so long. In 1860, they had voted by a slim margin for the Constitutional Unionist John Bell, a native son and moderate who continued to search for a way out of the crisis. A vocal minority of Tennesseans spoke critically of the Lincoln presidency. "The people of the South are preparing for their next highest duty– resistance to coercion or invasion," wrote the Nashville Daily Gazette on January 5, 1861. The newspaper expressed the view that Florida and Alabama were exercising the highest right of all by taking control of all forts and other military establishments within the area– the right to self-defense.

A pro-secessionist proposal was made in the Memphis Appeal to build a fort at Randolph, Tennessee, on the Mississippi River. Governor Isham G. Harris convened an emergency session of the Tennessee General Assembly in January 1861. During his speech before the legislative body on January 7, he described the secession of the Southern states as a crisis caused by "long continued agitation of the slavery question" and "actual and threatened aggressions of the Northern States... upon the well-defined constitutions rights of the Southern citizen." He expressed alarm at the growth of the "purely sectional" Republican Party, which he stated was bound together by the "uncompromising hostility to the rights and institutions of the fifteen Southern states." He identified numerous grievances with the Republican Party, blaming them for inducing slaves to run off by means of the Underground Railroad, John Brown's raids, high taxes on slave labor. Harris agreed with the idea of popular sovereignty, that only the people within a state can determine whether or not slavery could exist within the boundaries of that state.

Furthermore, he regarded laws passed by Congress that made U. S. territories non-slave states as taking territories away from the American people and making them for the North, territories from which "Southern men unable to live under a government which may by law recognize the free negro as his equal" were excluded. Governor Harris proposed holding a State Convention. A series of resolutions were presented in the Tennessee House of Representatives by William H. Wisener against the proposal, he declared arming the state militia to be inexpedient. The centrality of the question of slavery to the secession movement was not doubted by people at the time of the Civil War, nor was it ignored by the contemporary press. In the case of the pro-slavery papers, this question of the possibility of the eventual granting of equal rights for people of color was not couched in diplomatic phraseology: The election, be it remembered, takes place on the 9th, the Delegates meet in Convention on the 25th instant.

If you desire to wait until you are tied hand and foot vote for the men who advocate the'watch and wait' policy. If you think you have rights and are the superiors of the black man vote for the men who will not sell you out and soul to the Yankee Republicans - for men who would rather see Tennessee independent out of the Union in the Union subjugated. On February 3, 1861, the pro-Union Knoxville Whig published a "Secret Circular" that had mistakenly been sent by its authors to a pro-Union Tennessee U. S. Postmaster. In it was revealed a comprehensive plan by pro-slavery Tennesseans and others to launch a propaganda campaign to convince Tennesseans that the strength of the pro-secessionist movement was overwhelming: Dear Sir — Our earnest solicitude for the success of the Great Southern Rights movement to secure an immediate release from the overwhelming dangers that imperil our political and social safety, will we trust, be a sufficient apology for the results which we beg to impose on you.

The sentiment of the Southern heart is overwhelming in favor of the movement. Light only is wanted that men many see their way and the prayer of every true patriot will be realized. Tennessee will be a unit. Although the time be so short, this object may yet be accomplished, if a few men only, in each county, will devote their entire energies to it during the canvass for Delegates. We earnestly beg your attention, therefore, to the following suggestions: Be sure to have your best men in the field, WITHOUT REG

Tucker armored car

Among the initiatives of American industrialist Preston Tucker during World War II was the Tucker armored car. Some prototypes of the high-speed armored car were tested; the vehicle was designed with a powerful V12 engine, so it could travel at 114 miles per hour on road and 78 miles per hour off road. The vehicle was conceived as being armed with a primary armament of a 37-millimetre anti-aircraft gun capable of firing 120 rounds per minute, mounted in an aircraft-style spherical gun turret; the turret would have been supplemented by hull-mounted machine guns on production vehicles. The vehicle was promoted as being so fast it would chase aircraft, allowing it to hit them with more rounds than fixed gun batteries or slower vehicles. Long after the war, when Tucker faced the Security and Exchange Commission, Tucker's press agents produced a highly-colored half-hour film entitled Tucker: The Man and his Car for the Commission members; this film implied that the Tucker armored car and the Tucker gun turret, which were never operational weapons, had been important weapons in World War II.

Steve Lehto and Jay Leno, who worked to debunk misconceptions about Tucker's career and importance during World War II, attribute the misconceptions to Tucker's promotional movie

Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Ghost & Drive: Super Movie War Genesis

Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Ghost & Drive: Super Movie War Genesis is a 2015 Japanese film in the Kamen Rider Series. It serves as a crossover between the television series Kamen Rider Kamen Rider Drive; the film features the series' two lead heroes traveling back in time due to the machinations of an evil monster. The film was released nationally in Japan on December 12, 2015. Three months after the Roidmude threat has ended and the Drive arsenal sealed away, having brought a wedding ring to propose to Kiriko with, Shinnosuke Tomari attempts to move on with his life when he is "arrested" by Kiriko and taken to Otta's office. Shinnosuke agrees in taking a special assignment to investigate a series of paranormal crimes that have Akari Tsukimura and Onari present at each scene. Reaching Daitenkū-ji Temple and Kiriko interview Onari and Akari as they explain they are Ghost Hunters with the latter having a scientific means to confirm their existence. However, the Gamma Superior behind the thefts steals the Musashi Ghost Eyecon and a furious Takeru Tenkūji transforms into Kamen Rider Ghost to attack the ghost.

With Kiriko assuming Takeru to be the culprit as neither she nor Shinnosuke can see the Ganma, the misunderstanding worsens when Kamen Riders Mach and Specter join the fray while the former gives Shinnosuke a Mach Driver Honoh and the Dead Heat Shift Car to fight as Kamen Rider Deadheat Drive. Luckily, Akari uses the Shiranui to expose the Gamma, destroyed by the Kamen Riders with Ghost reclaiming his Eyecon. Following Takeru explaining himself to Shinnosuke, a tremor occurs that causes a wormhole to appear on the monolith. Takeru sees an image of his father Ryū Tenkūji before he and Shinnosuke are sucked in with the Condor Denwor. Finding themselves in Daitenkū-ji 10 years in the past, along with a past version of Mr. Belt and Takeru present themselves as eager disciples wanting to become Ghost Hunters under Ryū. After a harsh training in meditation, Takeru spot his childhood self with Akari before the two run off to the museum where an exhibition of Leonardo Da Vinci is being held. Though the children find the museum closed, they sneak in and find the Mona Lisa which Akari marveled while expressing her wish to become a genius like Da Vinci when she grows up.

When Takeru says she'll stay the same, Akari scolds him about having no dreams and that he can't became a Ghost Hunter like his dad with the boy not wanting to. When a security guard finds them, a Ganma abducts Akari while possessing the guard before being intercepted by Ryū. Takeru and Shinnosuke arrive as the Ganma reveals himself as the Raffaello Ganma, transforming into Kamen Riders Ghost and Zero Drive. After the Raffaello Ganma is destroyed, Ryū considers the two promising apprentices; the two get a call on the Condor Denwor from their friends in the future, Kiriko and Go alerting Shinnosuke that the Roidmudes were revived with Heart and Medic leading their attack. While this turn of events might be a consequence of him and Shinnosuke coming to Ryu's aid, Takeru is more bothered that the date is December 19: The day Ryū is to die. After Takeru wakes from a nightmare, told by the latter they should not change the timeline any further, he and Shinnosuke are altered by his past self that Ryū left.

The two Kamen Riders find Ryū as he attempted to stop the Michelangelo Gamma from spiriting young Akari. Bringing Ryū back to the temple after taking out Michelangelo and Shinnosuke learn the Ganma are incarnations of the actual Renaissance Artisians who seek to create revive Da Vinci as a Ganma through Akari's feelings and an Eyecon; when he sees his younger self insisting Ryū to save Akari, Takeru loses it as he tells his younger self to save Akari himself. Ryu gives Young Takeru Musashi's Katana to use. Back in the present and Mach do their best to deal with the Roidmudes as they are joined by a revived Chase, but the Roidmudes are joined by the Da Vinci Gamma, who kills Honganji when he attempted to join the fray as Kamen Rider Jun. But Honganji comes to life during a funeral held in Daitenkū-ji, revealing that he saw a Hermit while in limbo who advises him to return to the land of the living as his talents would only go to waste in the afterlife. Makoto receive a phone call from Takeru on his Cobra Keitai.

Takeru ask Akari. But Akari has no such memory. In the past, after Takeru places the Raffaello and Michelangelo Eyecons in a time capsule along with the wedding ring Shinnosuke intended to give Kiriko with the latter contacting their friends, they learn from Akari of the abandoned cathedral she was held at 10 years ago; the two Kamen Riders, Ryū, young Takeru reach Akari, but are too late to prevent Da Vinci Ganma's creation as he creates an army of Assault Gammas. As the others deal with the Ganmas, Young Takeru saves Akari before Ryū takes the children to safety as Ghost and Zero Drive destroy Da Vinci, but when young Takeru attempts to claim Da Vinci Gamma Eyecon, the Ganma is revealed to be still active as Ryū takes a deathblow intended for his son. Da Vinci departs for the future with Shinnosuke dragging a reluctant Takeru, learning Ryū knew he is his son's future self, back to their time through the monolith's wormhole as the Young Takeru weeps over his father's dead body. Returning to the present to find the Roidmudes erased with the timeline restored and Goh having assumed that the Ganma faded with them and Shinnosuke reveal Da Vinci is alive as Onari comes in to alert the gang that an army of Ganma led by Da Vinci is approaching Daitenkū-ji.

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