The Big Orange is one of a number of Big Things to be found in Australia, is located near the Riverland town of Berri in South Australia. Standing at 15 metres in height, with a diameter of 12 metres, it is the biggest of the "big fruit" in Australia, incorporates a cafe, souvenir shop, function room, lookout and a 360 degree mural within the structure. Opened in 1980, the landmark has at times struggled to find commercial success, changing hands in 2000, 2006 and again in 2008, it has been described as the "most defining icon of the region". The Big Orange was conceived by Vern Chubb and David Marshall; the three invested $145,000 into the venture in the mid-1970s, the Big Orange opened on 14 January 1980. At the time it was claimed to be the "largest sphere in the southern hemisphere", Bronte Combe is quoted as stating that it was the only big thing at the time that had a business conducted from within it. In 2002 the Big Orange was sold for between $100,000 and $120,000 to RivSkills, an employment and training agency.
They operated the attraction as an Enterprise Learning Centre, but two years the Big Orange was forced to close, with the owners citing "financial losses and management issues" as contributing factors. Two years after it closed, in 2006, the Big Orange was purchased by Kevin Dickerson; the Cooltong-based horticulturist planned to expand the property, but a combination of rising fuel prices and the drought saw problems emerge with the business, to the point where the Big Orange was no longer "a viable part of his business plan". The site ended up in the hands of liquidators, on 29 October 2008 the site was due to go to auction. Options for potential buyers provided by the liquidator include buying the Big Orange, the land, the water entitlement separately, it was suggested the buyers might consider rejuvenating the landmark by turning it into a "big golf ball with sponsors' names painted on it". Although the October auction was unsuccessful, with the Big Orange failing to attract any bids, the site was subsequently sold in November to a local businessman.
According to the agent who handled the sale, the new owner intends for the Big Orange to remain at the current site, plans to once again open it to the public. The Big Orange was designed by John Twopenny, an Adelaide based architect, constructed by Hoffmann Engineering, it stands at 15 metres in height, has a 12-metre diameter, making it the largest of the big things in Australia based upon fruit. It is constructed of fibreglass panels surrounded a steel frame, weighs in the vicinity of 85 tonnes. A footbridge is used to access the main structure, within; the first contains a function room, the second a combination souvenir shop and cafe, while the third level possesses a 360 degree mural depicting the local scenery. The fourth floor has a lookout providing a view of the surrounding orchards
500 Brickell is a residential complex in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami, United States. The complex consists of 500 Brickell West Tower and 500 Brickell East Tower; the two buildings were designed as twin towers, rise 426 feet, with 42 floors. Both skyscrapers were designed by the Arquitectonica architectural firm and the complex was developed by Thomas Kramer's Portofino Group in partnership with the Related Group of Florida; the towers' construction began in April 2005, was topped out in mid-2007 and was completed in 2008. MyBrickell: From 2012 to 2014 a smaller building named myBrickell was built directly to the west of 500 Brickell, on the same lot, it is connected to the pedestal of 500 Brickell via skybridge. It was the first high-rise building built in Miami after the Great Recession, sold out in 2014. 500 Brickell was designed to emulate a giant arch. Both towers are connected by a 10-story base, the top floors of the two towers are connected by a large white roof; the roof was designed with a circular hole to direct light into the courtyard formed between the two buildings, where a large pool is located.
Melaleuca ordinifolia is a plant in the myrtle family, is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. It is related to Melaleuca brevifolia, but is smaller and differing in its leaf features. Melaleuca ordinifolia is a shrub to about 1.5 m tall. Its leaves are crowded together, arranged in alternating pairs, so that they are in four rows along the branchlets; each leaf is 3–7 mm long and 0.8–1.5 mm wide narrow oval in shape dished and with a rounded end. This species flowers profusely with many heads of white flowers on the sides of the branches; each head contains one to six individual flowers. The stamens are arranged in five bundles around the flowers and there are 8 to 12 stamens per bundle; the main flowering period is in early spring and is followed by fruit which are woody capsules 3–4.2 mm long. Melaleuca ordinifolia was first formally described in 1992 by Bryan Barlow in Nuytsia as a new species; the specific epithet is from the Latin ordo meaning a "methodical arrangement", "line", "series" or "row" and folium meaning "a leaf" referring to the regular arrangement of the leaves.
Melaleuca ordinifolia is confined to the Stirling Range and Hamersley River districts in the Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest and Mallee biogeographic regions growing in sandy loam or clay. This species is classified as "Priority Two" by the Government of Western Australia Department of Parks and Wildlife meaning, poorly known and from one or a few locations
The Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria is the Syrian branch of the Turkistan Islamic Party, an armed Uyghur Salafist jihadist group with a presence in the Syrian Civil War. While the TIP has been active in Syria, the organization's core leadership is based in Afghanistan and Pakistan, with a presence in its home territory of China. TIP sent the "Turkistan Brigade" known as the Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria to take part in the Syrian Civil War, most noticeably in the 2015 Jisr al-Shughur offensive. Al-Qaeda linked groups in Syria include the Syrian branch of the Chechen Caucasus Emirate, Uzbek militants, the Turkistan Islamic Party. TIP has participated in: Northwestern Syria offensive Al-Ghab offensive Siege of Abu al-Duhur Airbase Russian military intervention in the Syrian Civil War Northwestern Syria offensive Latakia offensive Aleppo offensive Siege of Al-Fu'ah-Kafarya Aleppo offensive Aleppo offensive Syrian Churches have been demolished by Turkistan Islamic Party Uyghur fighters, who exalted in the acts of destruction, in Homs and Idlib battlefields the Turkistan Islamic Party cooperated with Uzbek brigades and Jabhat al-Nusra, Jabhat al-Nusra and IS compete with each other to recruit Uyghur fighters.
In Jisr al-Shughur a Church's cross had a TIP flag placed on top of it after the end of the battle. The Uzbek group Katibat al-Tawhid wal Jihad released a video featuring themselves and the Uyghur Turkistan Islamic Party attacking and desecrating Christian Churches in Jisr al-Shughur. Jabhat al Nusra and Turkistan Islamic Party fighters were accused of displacing Christian residents of rural Jisr al-Shughour, killed a Syrian Christian man along with his wife, accusing them of being Syrian government agents; the Saudi news agency Al-Arabiya said. Turkistan Islamic Party has exploited the Turkish Postal Service and Turkish banks to solicit donations via the organization "Türkistan İslam Derneği" through the website "Doğu Türkistan Bülteni". Camps training children for Jihad are being run by the Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria. Uyghur child soldiers being instructed in Sharia and training with guns were depicted in a video released by TIP. According to the Jamestown Foundation, Turkish connections were used by Uyghur fighters to go into Syria and the humanitarian Uyghur East Turkistan Education and Solidarity Association, located in Turkey sent Uyghurs into Syria, endorsed the killing of the pro-China Imam Juma Tayir, applauded attacks in China, posted on its website content from the TIP.
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Szymon Romać is a Polish volleyball player, a member of Poland men's national volleyball team B and Polish club PGE Skra Bełchatów, Polish Champion. On April 2, 2015 was appointed to the Polish national team by head coach Stephane Antiga. After the training camp in Spała he went to team B of Polish national team led by Andrzej Kowal, he took part in 1st edition of 2015 European Games. On August 14, 2015 he achieved first medal as national team player - bronze of European League, his national team won 3rd place match with Estonia. 2009/2010 Polish Championship U21, with Czarni Radom 2010/2011 Polish Championship U21, with Czarni Radom 2017/2018 Polish SuperCup 2017, with PGE Skra Bełchatów 2017/2018 Polish Championship, with PGE Skra Bełchatów 2015 European League 2011 Polish Championship U21 - Best Server 2011 Polish Championship U21 - Most Valuable Player PlusLiga player profile