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Malvajerd

Malvajerd is a village in Jarqueeh Olya Rural District, Jarqueh Olya District, Isfahan County, Isfahan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 904, in 280 families. At the 2018 census, this village population is 815, in 260 families. Malvajerd is a place in the region of Ostan-e Esfahan in Iran at 32°4'12" north of the equator and 52°34'48" east of the Greenwich Prime. Latitude/Breadth: 32°4'12"N Longitude/Length: 52°34'48"E In this village there are interesting wedding customs, they played other instruments, folk dancing for seven days. Mohammad Hassan Etemad al Saltanehh was historian person in Naser al dean shah Qajar era, he wrote about Jarghoye in book named as MerAt al Baldan.it seem that the original of Jarghoye is four mountain and it seems is near of Isfahan. It seems. Mohammad Mahdi Mohammad Reza Isfahani has a different concept for this name; the six olace of Isfahan is Jarghoye. Garkoye consists of the two words Olya and Sofla. Sayed Ali Jenab has a different idea about this place: it is Jarkohe.

Because Jarghoye Oliya exist of a mountain like Malvajerd and Dastjerd, so it named as Garkoye Mohammad Ali Mir Haj Mohammad Abadi wrote in his thesis: at first Jarghoye named as Garkoye. This is because it located in 3 km northeast of Mohammad Abad and 6 km northwest of Azarkharan Kohi, there is a mountain named as Gar kohe, it means the Mountains by passing time this name convey to Garkoye. It changed to Jarghoye. Distance as the crow flies between Malvajerd and Iran's capital Tehran is 416 km and as ground driver about 580 km. Distance between Malvajerd and Isfahan is 120 km. Malvajerd is famous for beautiful landscape. Sadeghi and Nikbakht is the main families name in this village; some shopping stores is available in this village, of them the biggest is shopping of Haj Hosein Reza Karbalaee Abbas and shopping of Aftabgardan. Allahabad, 2 km.

Courmayeur

Courmayeur is a town and comune in northern Italy, in the autonomous region of Aosta Valley. At an elevation of 1,224 m above sea level, it is located at the foot of the southern side of Mont Blanc, at 4,810 m the highest point in the Alps and western Europe, is crossed by the Dora Baltea river. Courmayeur shares administration of Mont Blanc with its neighboring municipality of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains in France, is able to claim the title of highest commune in Italy. Courmayeur shares access to the glacial ski run of the Vallée Blanche with another French town, which sits at the opposite, side of the Mont Blanc massif; the toponym Courmayeur has been mentioned as Curia majori, Corte Maggiore, Cormaior, Cormaggior and Cormaieur. Nowadays' toponym was first confirmed by Joseph-Marie Henry and Amé Gorret, it became a popular tourist destination. Under the Fascist regime and its "Italianist" rule, the town was renamed Cormaiore. Courmayeur was reestablished in 1948 alongside all other French toponyms in the Aosta Valley.

In 2013 according to the regional law 61 a referendum was carried out to change the official name into Courmayeur-Mont-Blanc, but there was no sufficient support. Courmayeur is cited as "Italy's best all-round ski resort", contains the Alpine Botanical Garden Saussurea, which describes itself as Europe's highest botanical garden; the Church of Saint-Pantaléon dates to the 18th century. In the summer months Courmayeur is a popular destination for hikers; the nearby village of La Palud is the base station of the Skyway Monte Bianco, the cable car to the Pointe Helbronner. This links to the Vallée Blanche Aerial Tramway going to the Aiguille du Midi, which connects to the Téléphérique de l'Aiguille du Midi, the cable car from Chamonix. Notre Dame de Guérison sanctuary stands at the foot out Mont Chétif. Chamonix, France Courmayeur travel guide from Wikivoyage Official website

Albert Johnston (rugby league)

Albert "Ricketty" Johnston was a pioneering Australian rugby league footballer who played in the 1910s and 1920s, coached in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. He was a three-quarter for the Australian national team, played in eight tests between 1919 and 1922, two as captain, he was born and grew up in Balmain and started playing rugby league at a junior level when the game commenced in Australia in 1908. In 1911 he made his first grade debut with the Balmain Tigers at half-back. Following Arthur Halloway's move to the Tigers in 1915, Johnston moved to five-eighth and their strong halves partnership was one of factors enabling Balmain to three consecutive premiership titles from 1915 to 1917, he joined Wests for the 1918 season spent two years as captain-coach at Newtown 1919-20. Following his Australian representative appearances in 1920 the admission of the St George Dragons meant that Johnston being a local resident had to play with the club, which he did for his final two club seasons of 1921 and 1922.

In 1912 he was selected in a Sydney Metropolis side. In 1913 he was in a New South Wales touring squad to New Zealand as half-back but was kept out of the major matches by the form of his peer Arthur Halloway, he captained New South Wales in some 1918 games and made his Australian Test debut in 1919 on Australia's tour of New Zealand. He scored a try on debut assisting Australia to a 44-21 victory. With tour captain Halloway unfit for the 3rd Test Johnston led the side to a series victory in Auckland in the process becoming Australia's 11th Kangaroo captain. In 1920 Johnston was chosen for the first Test of the domestic Ashes series, he captained the side to an 8-4 victory over England. Herb Gilbert took over as captain for the 2nd and 3rd Tests but Johnston's continued successful halves pairing with Queenslander Duncan Thompson set a platform for the talented backline featuring Harold Horder, Dick Vest and Gilbert, Australia won the series and the Ashes for the first time on home soil. Johnston did not captain Australia again.

He appeared for New South Wales through till 1922 and toured with the 1921-22 Kangaroos playing in the 1st Test and in 11 tour matches. Johnston coached Newtown in 1923, 1925 and 1926 and Wests in 1924, he coached St George in 1933-35 taking the club to their first premiership final. He was awarded Life Membership of the New South Wales Rugby League in 1938, he was a state selector from 1938 and state coach from 1939 to 1946. He was a national selector in 1946 and coach of the national side for the 1946 first post-WWII Anglo-Australian series. Whiticker, Alan Captaining the Kangaroos, New Holland, Sydney

Queensland 8D15 class locomotive

The Queensland Railways 8D15 class locomotive was a class of 2-8-2T steam locomotives operated by the Queensland Railways. In 1884 Dübs & Co delivered five 2-8-2T locomotives to the Queensland Railways. Three were delivered to the Southern & Western Railway and one each to the Central and Great Northern Railways; the latter was transferred to the Central Railway without use. Per Queensland Raiway's classification system they were designated the 8D15 class, the 8 representing the number of driving wheels, the D that it was a tank locomotive, the 15 the cylinder diameter in inches. Two were converted to tender engines in 1890/91. All were reboilered; the tank engines were written off in October 1922, the tender locomotives in 1938 having spent their finals years hauling limestone and water trains to Mount Morgan gold mine

Beauchamp Doran

Major-General Beauchamp John Colclough Doran, CB was a British Army officer who commanded the 25th Division during the First World War. Commissioned in 1880, Doran saw service on the staff and with the Royal Irish Regiment through a number of colonial campaigns in the late nineteenth century, culminating in command of a mobile column in the Boer War, where he was wounded, he commanded a battalion of his regiment, followed by a brigade in the British Expeditionary Force. His brigade was mobilised in 1914, he saw service during the first months of the First World War before being dismissed in October, he was reinstated as commander of a brigade in the New Armies, promoted to the 25th Division before it was sent to France in 1915. From 1916 to 1918 he commanded the Army forces in southern Ireland, held an administrative post in France before retiring in 1920; the eldest son of General Sir John Doran, Beauchamp Doran joined the 16th Regiment of Foot in January 1880, transferring to the 18th Foot in February.

He served with the 1st Battalion in the Second Anglo-Afghan War that same year, was promoted to lieutenant on 1 July 1881. He participated in the 1884-85 Nile Expedition, where he was mentioned in despatches and given a brevet promotion to major, in the Hazara Expedition of 1888, in the Miranzai Expedition of 1891, where he acted as brigade major. In November 1891 he was appointed to a staff position overseeing musketry standards in the Bengal Army, transferring to the Punjab to take up the same post in 1895. In 1897, he was mentioned in despatches for his service in staff duties with the Kohat-Kurram expedition, again in 1898 for his work as deputy assistant adjutant-general in the Tirah Expedition, both on the North-West Frontier of India; the following year he was back in Sudan, where he was in charge of the 9th Sudanese Battalion during operations leading to the defeat of the Khalifa in the Battle of Umm Diwaykarat in November 1899. During the Second Boer War he was first posted on staff duties, as a press censor, made a brigade major.

He commanded the garrison at Rustenburg in early 1900, oversaw the remount depot at Cape Town. He first saw field service in May 1901. For his services during the war, he received a brevet promotion to lieutenant-colonel on 29 November 1900, was twice mentioned in despatches, was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath. Following the end of the war in June 1902, he returned to the United Kingdom in the SS Dunottar Castle, which arrived at Southampton in July 1902. On his return, he married a widow. In 1904, he was posted to command his battalion, the 1st Royal Irish Regiment, with a brevet promotion to colonel in 1905, he moved to staff duties in 1908, as assistant adjutant-general of Southern Command and assistant quartermaster-general of Irish Command, but returned to a field position in 1912, when he was appointed to command 8th Infantry Brigade, a regular unit on home service. Doran was in command of 8th Brigade when the First World War broke out in August 1914, the British Expeditionary Force was mobilised for service.

His younger brother, Walter Robert Butler Doran commanded a brigade of the Expeditionary Force. He took the brigade to France and commanded it through the Retreat from Mons, the Battle of the Marne and the First Battle of the Aisne. On 20 October, one of his battalions – the 2nd Royal Irish Regiment – was surrounded during the Battle of La Bassée and destroyed for lack of support; the following month, Doran was assigned to command 68th Brigade, a group of volunteer New Army battalions in 23rd Division. He was promoted to major-general in February 1915, in May was given command of the 25th Division, another New Army formation completing its training in England, he took it to France that September, where it moved into a quiet sector of the line in late 1915. It remained in quiet sectors until May 1916, when it was moved south to Vimy Ridge, was involved in defending against a German attack. Doran was relieved of command the following month, transferred to home service as the commander of the Southern District in Ireland.

In 1919 he was appointed to command No. 5 Area in France as part of the demobilisation of the Army, retired in 1920. Through the War, he had been mentioned in despatches four times. In retirement, Doran was appointed the High Sheriff for the county of Wexford, serving from 1920 to 1921, as a Deputy Lieutenant for the same county, he lived in Wexford at Ely House. After Mary's death in 1932, he remarried Florence Fairchild, he died in 1943, aged 83. "DORAN, Major-General Beauchamp John Colclough".. In Who Was Who. Online edition Obituary in The Times, 26 November 1943, p. 7 Edmonds, J. E.. History of the Great War: Military Operations and Belgium 1914. Macmillan & Co. French, John. 1914. London: Constable. "Doran, Major-General Beauchamp John Colclough". Thom's Irish. Dublin: Alexander Thom and Son Ltd. 1923. P. 65 – via Wikisource