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Zeebrugge is a village on the coast of Belgium and a subdivision of Bruges, for which it is the modern port. Zeebrugge serves as both the international port of Bruges-Zeebrugge and a seafront resort with hotels, cafés, a marina and a beach. Zeebrugge is located on the coast of the North Sea, its central location on the Belgian coast, short distance to Great Britain and close vicinity to densely populated industrialised cities make it a crossroads for traffic from all directions. An expressway to Bruges connects Zeebrugge to the European motorway system. A 12km canal links the port to the centre of Bruges, it is Belgium's most important fishing port and the wholesale fish market located there is one of the largest in Europe. Aside from being a passenger terminal with ferries to the United Kingdom, the harbour serves as the central port for Europe's automotive industry, it is important for the import and storage of energy products, agriculture products and other general cargo. Zeebrugge has the largest LNG terminal complex in Europe.

The harbour was the site of the Zeebrugge Raid on 23 April 1918, when the British Royal Navy temporarily put the German inland naval base at Bruges out of action. Admiral Roger Keyes planned and led the raid that stormed the German batteries and sank three old warships at the entrance to the canal leading to the inland port; this action was a partial success as it blocked the access, but the Germans dug a new canal around the ships. The raid, although a morale-boosting victory in Britain, was claimed as a victory in Germany. In 1987, Zeebrugge's harbour was the scene of disaster when the MS Herald of Free Enterprise passenger ferry capsized, killing 193 people. P&O Ferries to Hull, United Kingdom Zeebrugge - Rosyth ferry service operated by Norfolkline to Rosyth, United Kingdom Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge West Flanders Zeebrugge Hub, live weather in zeebrugge

History of Visalia, California

Visalia, California known in the 1850s as Four Creeks, is the oldest continuously inhabited inland European settlement between Stockton and Los Angeles. The city played an important role in the American colonization of the San Joaquin Valley as the county seat of Old Tulare County, an expansive region comprising most if not all of modern-day Fresno and Kern counties; the Spanish were reluctant to settle in this area because of climate and the danger they perceived from the local Native American population. An influx of European trappers, explorers and settlers affected the lifestyle of the native Yokuts since the Europeans brought a non hunter-gatherer culture as well as diseases to which the Yokuts had no resistance. Following the discovery of gold in California in 1848, settlers flooded into the San Joaquin Valley and carried out a campaign to drive the Yokuts off their land. In his December 20, 1849 Inaugural Address, the first governor of California Peter Hardeman Burnett remarked "That a war of extermination will continue to be waged between the two races until the Indian race becomes extinct, must be expected".

Between the years of 1851-1854, the total amount of claims submitted to State of California Comptroller for Expeditions against the Indians was $1,293,179.20. As a consequence of 18 unratified treaties between California Indians and the United States government, the Yokuts were removed from their lands and a reservation system was established for them. A few surviving groups can be found in area reservations; when California achieved statehood in 1850, Tulare County did not exist. The land, now Tulare County was part of the huge Mariposa County. Called Four Creeks, the area got its name from the many watershed creeks and rivers flowing from the Sierra Nevada Mountains. All the water resulted in a widespread swampy area with a magnificent oak forest; this forest was an attractive place in the otherwise arid region. These oak trees extended four or five miles north of Visalia, west nearly to present-day Goshen, but a little farther south, along the streams leading toward Tulare Lake, the oak trees extended much farther west, in the vicinity of Tulare they extended as far west as the present town of Waukena.

The first Anglo-American settler to become a permanent resident of the region was Loomis St. John, who built a cabin on what would subsequently be called the St. John's River. In 1849 two young Texas bear hunters, Nathaniel Vise and Gilbert Dean arrived in the Four Creeks region. While Vise went on a trip to San Francisco, he left Dean at the St. John cabin. On December 1, 1850, a native of Jackson County, a resident of Agua Fria, California named John Woods, left the Mariposa country for the Four Creeks region, arriving with fourteen men. Woods built a cabin on the south bank of the Kaweah River, seven miles east of modern Visalia; the Kawia Yokuts, led by a escaped mission native named Francisco, attacked the group killing all but two. Woods barricaded himself in his cabin but was captured and flayed alive, his skin nailed to a large oak tree; this subsequently became known as the Woods Massacre. The Kawia Yokuts asserted that one of these men had captured many of their people and had performed operations on them.

The astounded natives resented this mutilation and retaliated by torturing and killing their oppressors. When General Patten arrived with a detachment from Fort Miller, California to investigate in the spring of 1851, he refused to take any action against Francisco. Patten built a fort half a mile from the Woods cabin; the same year, 1851, Nathaniel Vise returned and settled in the vicinity of the town which would be Visalia. Settlers petitioned the state legislature for county status and on July 10, 1852, Tulare County became a reality. Nathaniel was responsible for surveying the new settlement. In November 1852 he wrote, "The town contains from 60-80 inhabitants, 30 of whom are children of school age; the town is located upon one of the subdivisions of the Kaweah and is destined to be the county seat of Tulare.” In 1853, Visalia became the county seat of Tulare County an extensive County encompassing parts or all of Madera, Fresno and Kern Counties. Visalia was named after Visalia, Kentucky, a place to which Nathaniel Vise can trace his family ancestry.

Early Visalian history indicates that a school and a Methodist Church were established the same year and the following year a grist mill and a general store were built. Visalia has been called a one-time "capital" of the California cowboys. Four Creeks is the only place that the fish Luxilis occidentalis is known to have lived except for Poso Creek in Kern County, it was collected here in 1855 by Dr A. L. Heerman. In 1858 Visalia was added to John Butterfield's Overland Stage route from St. Louis to San Francisco. A plaque commemorating the location can be found at 116 East Main Street. Included in the early crop of citizens were some notorious individuals who preyed on the Butterfield Overland Mail and its passengers. Many saloons and hotels sprouted up around the stage stop downtown and commerce was brisk if a bit risky; when the telegraph arrived in 1860 it brought word of war. During the Civil War many Visalians were divided between the South. Factions supporting both lived together begrudgingly in the area, local officials failed to arbitrate the tenuous situation leading to the federal government's banning of Visalia's pro-South Equal Rights Expositor newspaper.

On June 24, 1862, the military garrison Camp Babbitt was established by two companies of the 2nd California Cavalry, one mile from central Visalia. Although rem

Elisabeth Demleitner

Elisabeth Demleitner is a West German luger who competed during the 1970s and early 1980s. Competing in three Winter Olympics, she won the bronze medal in the women's singles event at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck. Demleitner won four medals in the women's singles event at the FIL World Luge Championships with one gold, two silvers, one bronze. Additionally, she won three medals in the women's singles event at the FIL European Luge Championships with two golds and one silver. Fuzilogik Sports - Winter Olympic results - Women's luge results on Olympic champions in luge and skeleton. At the Wayback Machine Hickok sports information on World champions in skeleton. List of European luge champions information on World champions in luge

Tushar Arothe

Tushar Bhalchandra Arothe is a former Indian first-class cricketer who played for Baroda cricket team between the 1985/85 and 2003/04 seasons. He was the first player and is one of the two players to have appeared in more than 100 matches for Baroda, he became a cricket coach soon after his retirement. Arothe played as an all-rounder who batted bowled right-arm off break, he appeared in 114 first-class and 51 List A matches in a career that spanned 18 years between 1985/85 and 2003/04. He captained Baroda in several matches and made appearances for the West Zone cricket team, he was the first player to play more than 100 matches for Baroda. With 107 appearances Arothe is second on the list of most appearances for Baroda, only one less than Connor Williams. After his playing career, Arothe turned to coaching, he was appointed Baroda's assistant coach in 2004/05, as Baroda under-15 coach in 2005/06 and as under-19 coach in 2006/07. From 2008 he worked for two years as coach of the Baroda women's team.

He resigned from Baroda Cricket Association in 2010, after receiving an offer from Tripura Cricket Association. He worked as the coach of Chhattisgarh cricket team before getting appointed as the coach of the India national women's cricket team in 2013, he returned to coach Baroda again in 2014, but resigned from the position in December 2015. His son Rishi Arothe is a first-class cricketer who plays for Baroda. Tushar Arothe at ESPNcricinfo Tushar Arothe at CricketArchive

Paul Shattock

Paul Shattock is a British autism researcher and scientific consultant to the charity Education and Services for People with Autism, of which he is the founder. He was the director of the Autism Research Unit at the University of Sunderland, he is well known for his disputed research into dietary therapy and autism, having claimed that autistic children may have a "leaky gut" which allows certain peptides to enter the bloodstream, claimed that they excrete unusually high levels thereof. As a result of this speculation, he has promoted the use of a gluten-free, casein-free diet to ameliorate the symptoms of autism, a theory he developed along with Kalle Reichelt. In addition, he has claimed, he is the former president of the World Autism Organization. In 2002, Shattock conducted a survey and claimed that this survey had identified a unique subset of autistic children who may be uniquely susceptible to the MMR vaccine; these children were identified by the fact that they tended to suffer from bowel problems, had an abnormal gait and were friendlier than other autistic children.

In addition, this survey concluded that one in ten parents of autistic children attributed their child's autism to this vaccine, that these children had much higher levels of urinary indolyl-3-acryloylglycine. However, Shattock was criticized by Peter Dukes of the Medical Research Council, who noted that Shattock's findings had yet to be published in a peer-reviewed journal. Shattock has a son, diagnosed with autism in 1975

Polyadic space

In mathematics, a polyadic space is a topological space, the image under a continuous function of a topological power of an Alexandroff one-point compactification of a discrete topological space. Polyadic spaces were first studied by S. Mrówka in 1970 as a generalisation of dyadic spaces; the theory was developed further by R. H. Marty, János Gerlits and Murray G. Bell, the latter of whom introduced the concept of the more general centred spaces. A subset K of a topological space X is said to be compact if every open cover of K contains a finite subcover, it is said to be locally compact at a point x ∈ X if x lies in the interior of some compact subset of X. X is a locally compact space. A proper subset A ⊂ X is said to be dense if the closure Ā = X. A space whose set has a countable, dense subset is called a separable space. For a non-compact, locally compact Hausdorff topological space, we define the Alexandroff one-point compactification as the topological space with the set ∪ X, denoted ω X, where ω ∉ X, with the topology τ ω X defined as follows: τ X ⊆ τ ω X X ∖ C ∪ ∈ τ ω X, for every compact subset C ⊆ X.

Let X be a discrete topological space, let ω X be an Alexandroff one-point compactification of X. A Hausdorff space P is polyadic if for some cardinal number λ, there exists a continuous surjective function f: ω X λ → P, where ω X λ is the product space obtained by multiplying ω X with itself λ times. Take the set of natural numbers Z + with the discrete topology, its Alexandroff one-point compactification is ω Z +. Choose λ = 1 and define the homeomorphism h: ω Z + → with the mapping h = { 1 / x, if x ∈ Z + 0, if x = ω It follows from the definition that the space ∪ ⋃ n ∈ N is polyadic and compact directly from the definition of compactness, without using Heine-Borel; every dyadic space is a polyadic space. Let X be a separable, compact space. If X is a metrizable space it is polyadic; the cellularity c of a space X is sup. The tightness t of a space X is defined as follows: let A ⊂ X, p ∈ A ¯. We define a:= min, define t:= sup. T