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Bago Bluff National Park

Bago Bluff is a national park in New South Wales, Australia 410 km northeast of Sydney. It is situated south west of Wauchope and includes parts of the former Broken Bago State Forest and a part of Lorne State Forest; the Bago Bluff National Park includes in the northern section the old Bago Bluff Flora Reserve and Six B Flora Reserve. Bago Bluff offers splendid views of the Hastings Valley from the top of the bluff which can be accessed via several forest roads from the south, including Bago Road; the park's northern boundary is on southern side of the Oxley Highway where there are two badly washed 4WD tracks into the park. Quarries in the park have yielded leaf and shell fossils. Birds that may be spotted in the park include: Australian magpies, golden whistlers, green winged pigeons, grey fantails, large-billed scrubwrens, spotted pardalotes, pied currawongs, striated thornbills and white-browed scrubwrens. Lantana has become a problem in the park where it is covering some of the tracks. Protected areas of New South Wales

Ira Joe Fisher

Ira Joe Fisher is an American broadcaster and educator. The winner of two regional Emmys, he presents Speaking Fearlessly seminars and teaches at UConn and Mercy College, he was the weather reporter for CBS's The Saturday Early Show, a position he held from 1999 until 2006. He is known for his ability to write backwards on Plexiglas during his weather presentations. Fisher spent his childhood in Cattaraugus County, New York, a rural area in western New York, south of Buffalo, he was born in Salamanca, got his first job at WGGO there and graduated from Little Valley Central High School in 1965. He attended college at the State University of New York at Fredonia but left before graduating for a four-year stint in the Air Force, he was stationed in Syracuse, New York and attended Syracuse University, majoring in drama and Russian. He has a Master of Fine Arts from New England College. Fisher has been a college professor, columnist, disc jockey, reporter and weatherman, he played himself in the 1985 TV movie California Girls, starting in 1995, he played the role of Hucklebee in 500 performances of the long-running off-Broadway musical The Fantasticks.

He is the author of three works of poetry: a chapbook titled Remembering Rew, two full-length collections, Some Holy Weight in the Village Air and Songs from an Earlier Century. He has extensively studied the life and works of Robert Frost, has taught poetry at the University of Connecticut, New England College, Pace University, Mercy College. Fisher lives in Connecticut with Shelly, they have four children: Joshua, Shelby and Dylan. Fisher began his television career at KHQ-TV in Spokane, Washington in 1970 as a reporter and host of "The Noon Show", he worked there for 10 years, until 1980. While at KHQ he had evening weather duties, he worked at WKRC-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio between 1980 and 1983. While there, he was a weather co-host of PM Magazine, he worked at WKRC radio as a commentator. From 1983 to 1985, Fisher served as a feature reporter at WABC in New York City. Fisher returned to WKRC-TV from 1985 to 1989, where he hosted The Ira Joe Fisher Show, a daily talk/variety show. From 1989-1995, he served as a feature reporter on WNBC-TV in New York City.

In 1995, he moved to WCBS where he remained until 2003. At different times during his tenure there, he served as the weather anchor for every one of the station's newscasts. Fisher left WCBS in 2003. After that, he appeared on the CBS News Saturday Early Show and as a voiceover artist for the CBS Morning News and The Early Show until 2007, he serves as a substitute anchor on CBS morning news shows

Omaha Mammoths

The Omaha Mammoths were a professional football team based in Omaha, Nebraska. They were a charter member of the Fall Experimental Football League, trying to become the developmental league for the National Football League, they played their home games at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, home of the NCAA College World Series and the former home of the United Football League's Omaha Nighthawks. The Mammoths were the first pro outdoor football franchise. Despite having the strongest attendance in the FXFL for 2014 and a promise from the commissioner that the team would return, the Mammoths were replaced by the Hudson Valley Fort during the 2015 offseason due to travel costs. Mammoths coach Sandy Buda confirmed the report on July 19; the Mammoths finished their first and only season in second place with a record of 3–1, declining to play a championship game. Official website Official Facebook page Official Twitter page


Västergarn is a populated area, a socken, on the Swedish island of Gotland. It comprises the same area as the administrative Västergarn District, established on 1 January 2016. Västergarn is the name of the socken as well as the district, sometimes referred to as Västergarn and Stora Mafrids in official documentation after an administrative merger of the two settlements. Västergarn is the name of the small village surrounding the medieval Västergarn Church, sometimes referred to as Västergarn kyrkby. Västergarn is situated on the central west coast of Gotland; as of 2019, Västergarn Church belongs to Sanda-Västergarn-Mästerby parish in Klinte pastorat, along with the churches in Sanda and Mästerby. Close by the coast in Västergarn is the former bay, now lake Paviken with its bird reserve. About 2 km off the coast is the 50 ha Västergarns utholme island. Right by the coast road in Västergarn is one of Gotland's smallest museums. Lodged in an old gas station, it is dedicated to the Gotlandic eccentric music group Smaklösa.

The name means "Flavourless", but "Tasteless" or "Tacky". The latter meaning is intended here as indicated by the name of their own record label "Tasteless Records". Since their start in 1973, the band has achieved cult status with dedicated followers both on and off the island; the band is known for its cleverly phrased lyrics, distaste for rehearsals and odd places to perform. They make fun of other music events or shows and interpret things their own way. In 2006, they received Gotland Municipality's Culture Award. On 28 July 1978, Swedish astronomer Claes-Ingvar Lagerkvist discovered an asteroids in the asteroid belt, which he named 7545 Smaklösa, after the band. A summer resident on Gotland, Lagerkvist has stated. Objects from Västergarn at the Digital Museum by Nordic Museum

Eucalyptus gregsoniana

Eucalyptus gregsoniana known as the Wolgan snow gum or mallee snow gum, is a species of mallee, endemic to New South Wales. It has white to pale grey bark, lance-shaped to curved adult leaves, flower buds in groups of between seven and eleven, white flowers and cup-shaped, hemispherical or conical fruit. Eucalyptus gregsoniana is a mallee that grows to a height of 4 m and forms a lignotuber, it has smooth light grey to white bark with patches of other colours. Young plants and coppice regrowth have lance-shaped or curved leaves that are 55–130 mm long and 10–45 mm wide. Adult leaves are lance-shaped or curved, 55–120 mm long and 8–25 mm wide on a petiole 5–17 mm long; the flower buds are arranged in leaf axils in groups of seven, nine or eleven on an unbranched peduncle 2–10 mm long, the individual buds on pedicels up to 3 mm long. Mature buds are club-shaped, 4–5 mm long and 3–4 mm wide and green, yellow or red with a rounded to conical operculum. Flowering occurs between November and December and the flowers are white.

The fruit is a woody cup-shaped, hemispherical or conical capsule 6–8 mm long and 6–9 mm wide with the valves near rim level. Eucalyptus gregsoniana was first formally described in 1973 by Lawrie Johnson and Donald Blaxell in Contributions from the New South Wales Herbarium; the specific epithet gregsoniana honours Jesse Gregson and his son, Edward Gregson for their obsevations of eucalypts in the Blue Mountains. Wolgan snow gum grows in mallee and heath vegetation on the mountains and tablelands of the Blue Mountains and Budawang Mountains as well as on the Southern Tablelands between Newnes and Wadbilliga

Aviakit Vega

The Aviakit Véga is an ultralight aircraft seating two in side-by-side configuration. It was designed in France in the late 1990s to be constructed by amateurs from kits and was offered with a choice of three engines and of tricycle or conventional undercarriages. Roland Prevot started Aviakit to produce kits for home building of his two-seat, side-by-side configuration, ultralight design named the Aviakit Hermès, it was intended as an ultralight that could be quite assembled by inexperienced constructors. In September 2001 production rights were acquired by PJB Aerocomposite and the aircraft renamed the Aviakit Véga 2000 or Aerocomposite Véga 2000 but the arrangement ran into financial difficulties and in June 2004 Aviakit were reformed to produce what has since been known as the Aviakit Véga 3000; the Hermès was built from a mixture of wood and composite material but the Véga models are composite aircraft. The single spar, low wing is fitted with flaps; the fuselage is wide over the wing to accommodate the seating under two piece canopy.

One of three different four cylinder, horizontally opposed engines may be fitted: the 80 hp Jabiru 2200, the 80 hp Rotax 912UL or the 99 hp Rotax 912ULS. The standard propeller is two-bladed. Behind the cabin the fuselage becomes slender; the Hermès had a strut braced cruciform tail and at least one Véga had a braced T-tail. Since 1998 the rudder has carried a trim tab. Beneath the tail there is a dorsal fin; the Véga has a fixed, cantilever undercarriage which may be of conventional layout. The mainwheels may be enclosed within speed fairings. Thirty five Aviakit Hermès kits were produced before the Aerocomposite take-over, fourteen appearing in the 2010 European registers; these show thirty seven Végas, all but one Aviakit Végas with just one Aerocomposite Véga. Where the model is given, most Végas are 2000s, with only two 3000s. Vegas were exhibited at the 2001 Paris Salon and at Aero'05, held in Friedrichshafen in April 2005. Hèrmes Véga 2000 Low mounted shorter span wings and cut-away base of rudder.

Véga 3000 CXhp C= Classique, conventional undercarriage, X= J or R, hp = engine hp. Véga 3000 TXhp T= tricycle undercarriage. Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 2006/7General characteristics Capacity: Two Length: 6.50 m Wingspan: 9.35 m Height: 1.80 m Wing area: 11.50 m2 Airfoil: NACA 23015 Empty weight: 264 kg Max takeoff weight: 472.5 kg ultralight. Experimental 560 kg Fuel capacity: 80 L Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912 ULS air- and water-cooled, horizontally opposed four-cylinder, four-stroke Propellers: 2-bladed Duc fixed pitch carbon fibrePerformance Maximum speed: 220 km/h Cruise speed: 210 km/h at 75% power Stall speed: 62 km/h with 10° flaps Never exceed speed: 250 km/h Range: 945 km Rate of climb: 8.5 m/s at sea level Take-off run: 150 m Landing run: 100 m NACA 23015 airfoil