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Beaudesert, Queensland

Beaudesert is a rural town and locality in the Scenic Rim Region, Australia. It is west of Gold Coast. In the 2016 census, Beaudesert had a population of 6,395 people. Beaudesert is located on some 91 kilometres south of Brisbane; the area sources its income predominantly from rural activities such as cropping and equine activities, as well as tourism. It has 50-metre swimming pool, public library, two gyms and mountain scenery. In the Logan River and Albert River valleys, Beaudesert is a regional hub serving surrounding communities such as Rathdowney, Canungra, Tamborine Mountain and Jimboomba, it is 91 kilometres from Brisbane and connected by the Mount Lindesay Highway. The town of Beaudesert is located 46 m above sea level and has an average annual rainfall of around 916 mm per year; the temperature falls to around 3ºC in winter. The weather is mild, but some severe storms can arrive each summer. In the east of the locality is the decommissioned Nindooinbah Dam; the much larger Wyaralong Dam is situated 14 km to the north west of the town and was completed in 2011.

Yugembah is one of the Australian Aboriginal languages in areas that include the Beaudesert, Gold Coast, Scenic Rim, Albert River, Coolangatta, Logan River, Pimpama and Tweed River Valley, within the local government boundaries of the City of Gold Coast, City of Logan, Scenic Rim Regional Council and the Tweed River Valley. Mununjali is a dialect of the Yugambeh language; the Mununjali language area includes landscape within the local government boundaries of the Scenic Rim and Beaudesert Shire Councils. The town was settled in 1847, on Yugambeh lands, has grown to a small, bustling centre; the town is named after Beau Desert Park, the property of Charles Henry Alexander Paget, 6th Marquess of Anglesey in Staffordshire, England. Yet it is certain that Queensland's Beaudesert was named in about 1841 or 1842 by'Ned Hawkins', or Edward Brace Hawkins, claiming the area as a sheep station on behalf of his employer William Henry Suttor senior at Bathurst, it is not known. He was himself born in Newark Upon Trent in Nottinghamshire, the son of Thomas Fitzherbert Hawkins and wife Elizabeth of Bathurst fame, it does not seem that he or his family had any personal connections to Beaudesert in England.

Ned Hawkins moved on, not long after taking up Beaudesert station, to take up Boonara Station in the South Burnett. The town was set out in a grid pattern; the area was settled for growing cotton and sheep. However, the area is notoriously short of water and the cotton was not a successful crop. Hoop pine was successfully collected from the area. In 1863 the cotton workers were indentured labourers from the South Sea Islands, the first such use in Queensland. In the 1880s, the Cobb & Co stagecoaches ran between Jimboomba. In 1885, the Beaudesert railway line was being pegged out and the railway was opened in 1888. Timber and dairying were the main industries in the area; the Beaudesert Shire Tramway to Christmas Creek and Rathdowney, operated by the Beaudesert Shire, opened in 1903 and closed in 1944. A local newspaper, the Beaudesert Times was established in 1908. From the nineteenth century through to the 1980s, it was a thriving centre with a shoe factory and meat works as well as markets, a hospital and an ambulance service.

The Enright family managed a major department store. The Blunck family managed a car servicing and sales business; as in many areas, globalisation has seen local factories and family-owned business taken over and closed with profits leaving the town where once they would have been reinvested. Though the area was known as Beau-desert, the droughts and the floods were continuous problems in the area. In times of flood, houses and people were washed away; the damage caused by floods is recounted in historical documentation. The Biddaddaba History Group brought together the history of the area from the earliest settlement of white people up to 1990 in a comprehensive book available from libraries. Located in the Beaudesert Historical Museum is the Milbanks Pioneer Cottage; this cottage was built in 1875 by Patrick Milbanks on his Kerry property, out of local hand hewn timbers and shingle roof. It has four-poster bed, large cedar sideboard and numerous articles that portray the life of the early pioneers.

It was donated to the museum by Patrick Milbanks's grandchildren and relocated to its present site in 1979. The Beaudesert War Museum was unveiled on 28 September 1921 by Queensland Governor Matthew Nathan. Beaudesert has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Albert Street: Beaudesert Showgrounds 7-9 Albert Street: St Thomas’ Anglican Church 3180 Beaudesert-Boonah Road: Beaudesert Racecourse and Grandstand 33 Brisbane Street: Beaudesert Masonic Centre 80 Brisbane Street: Beaudesert Hotel 82 & 84 Brisbane Street: Scenic Rim Regional Council Chambers Bromelton Street: St Mary's Catholic Church William Street: Beaudesert War Memorial The Tabragalba Divisional Board was incorporated on 11 November 1879 under the Divisional Boards Act 1879, centred on Beaudesert. With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Tabragalba became a shire council on 31 March 1903, on 8 August 1903 was renamed Beaudesert by an Order in Council. Between 23 November 1912 and 14 September 1929, a separate Beaudesert Town Co

Tom Pugh (Minnesota politician)

Thomas W. Pugh is a Minnesota politician, a former member of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, a former minority leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives. Pugh received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, graduating cum laude, he went on to receive his juris doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School. After graduating, he went into private practice with the South St. Paul law firm of Thuet, Pugh and Atkins. A Democrat, Pugh was first elected to the House in 1989, representing the South St. Paul area of Dakota County. After the DFL Party lost its legislative majority in the 1998 election, he was elected by his caucus to serve as Minority Leader, a position he held until 2003. In August 2004, Pugh was appointed to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission by Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty, he was reappointed to the commission in January 2005. His term expired in January 2011. Tom Pugh at Minnesota Legislators Past & Present

Nicholas St Lawrence, 9th Baron Howth

Nicholas St. Lawrence, 9th Baron Howth was a leading member of the Anglo-Irish nobility in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Despite professing his Roman Catholic faith, he enjoyed the trust of Elizabeth I and of successive Lord Deputies of Ireland, was forgiven by the English Crown for signing a petition against the Penal Laws, he was the eldest surviving son of Christopher, 8th Baron Howth and his first wife Elizabeth Plunket of Beaulieu, County Meath. His date of birth is given as 1555, but was some years earlier: Elrington Ball states that he was well into middle age when his father died, in 1605 he was described as being "too old to be to live long", his early life cannot have been happy, as his father was notorious for his cruelty to his wife and children. In 1577 Nicholas's teenage sister Jane died after being beaten by their father, his mother was so ill-treated by her husband that the Court of Castle Chamber granted her a judicial separation. Lord Howth was fined for his cruelty to his wife and daughter, imprisoned.

According to a well-known legend Granuaile, the celebrated Pirate Queen of Galway in about 1575 arrived unannounced at Howth Castle for dinner, only to find the gates barred. Elrington Ball suggests that the story may be based on fact- but if the heir was a child at the relevant time this refers to Nicholas' eldest son Christopher, not to Nicholas himself. In the 1580s he lived at Platten in Meath, he was succeeded his father as baron the following year. In Elrington Ball's view Lord Howth "was devoted to the interests of the Pale and did not always find it easy to reconcile that with the requirements of Government. " This was true after it became public knowledge that he practiced the Roman Catholic faith. His initial relations with the Lord Deputy of Ireland, Sir William FitzWilliam, were friendly, he was appointed guardian of the Pale in the Deputy's absence. Shortly afterwards relations between the two men cooled when Nicholas became involved in the long and bitter feud between the Nugent and Dillon families family, headed by Christopher, Baron Delvin on the one hand and Sir Robert Dillon, the Chief Justice of the Irish Common Pleas on the other.

The Nugent family pursued Dillon relentlessly with charges of corruption for several years until he was cleared of any wrongdoing in 1593, Lord Howth was associated with the attack. His motives are unclear. More he was influenced by his second wife's father, Sir Nicholas White, another bitter enemy of Dillon; this would explain his loss of favour with the Crown, since White's loyalty was suspect, he died a prisoner in the Tower of London. Howth in time was restored to favour and enjoyed friendly relations with the new Lord Deputy, Lord Russell, whom he entertained at Howth Castle on his arrival in Ireland; the following year he accompanied Russell on his campaign against the O'Byrnes of Wicklow and the Lord Deputy wrote that Howth deserved some words of thanks from the Queen. In 1598 he was praised for being one of the few nobles of the Pale to render useful assistance to Sir Henry Bagenal in his campaign against Hugh O'Neill, although he complained of the depredations of Bagenal's soldiers in the Pale.

In 1600 he was again the first of the leaders of the Pale to entertain a new Lord Deputy, Charles Blount, 8th Baron Mountjoy, who formed a high opinion of him and appointed him to act as Deputy in his absence. In 1601 he went to London to discuss Irish affairs: the Queen who had met and been impressed by Howth's eldest son Christopher formed a high opinion of Howth himself. On his return he was appointed to the Privy Council of Ireland. Howth's first wife Margaret was a daughter of Sir Christopher Barnewall of Turvey, who while outwardly conforming to the Church of Ireland, had adhered to the Roman Catholic faith. Christopher's son Patrick Barnewall emerged in the early 1600s as spokesman for the Catholic nobility. Although they had been on bad terms in the 1590s when they were engaged in a lawsuit, he and Howth became friendly and Howth, like Barnewall professed his Catholic faith. In December 1605 he was one of the signatories to a petition that the Penal Laws should be modified, rather than extended.

This was a dangerous step to take just after the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot, Barnewall was sent to the Tower of London as a result, but Howth was left in peace. He enjoyed the confidence of yet another Deputy, Sir Arthur Chichester, said to dispute with him the rival merits of the two faiths. To forestall any action against Howth, Chichester wrote that he was old and would not live long; this prediction proved to be correct: Howth died in May 1607 and was buried in Howth Abbey. By his first wife Margaret, fifth daughter of Sir Christopher Barnewall of Turvey and his wife Marion Sherle, he had three children: Christopher St Lawrence, 10th Baron Howth Thomas, who served with the Spanish army in the Netherlands Mary, who married William Eustace of Castlemartin. By his second wife Mary White, daughter of Sir Nicholas White, Master of the Rolls in Ireland and his second wife Miss Brereton of Kilcrow, County Meath, he had six further children: Richard Almeric Edward

Peter Sch√łnau Fog

Peter Schønau Fog is a Danish film director. Fog's debut feature film, Kunsten at græde i kor, based on Erling Jepsen's novel of the same name, premiered 27 April 2007 and received critical acclaim. For the film, he received the Nordic Council Film Prize for Best Film of 2007 as well as the 2007 Robert Award for Best Danish Film and 2008 Bodil Award for Best Danish Film. Fog studied at the University of Copenhagen and the Prague Film School before graduating in 1999 from the National Film School of Denmark, his graduation project, the short film Lille Mænsk was shortlisted for Best Foreign Film at the Student Academy Awards. In 2010, Fog accepted a four-year contract as consultant and project director at the Danish Film Institute which prevented him from pursuing personal film projects, it was announced in September 2015 that Fog had written a screenplay based on Christian Jungersen's bestselling novel Du forsvinder and he would direct the film to be released in February 2017. Peter Schønau Fog on IMDb Peter Schønau Fog at the Danish Film Institute

1992 Washington State Cougars football team

The 1992 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State University in the Pacific-10 Conference during the 1992 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fourth season under head coach Mike Price, the Cougars were 8–3 in the regular season, won their bowl game, outscored their opponents 337 to 281; the team's statistical leaders included Drew Bledsoe with 3,246 passing yards, Shaumbe Wright-Fair with 1,331 rushing yards, C. J. Davis with 1,024 receiving yards. Home games were played on campus at Martin Stadium in Pullman. Washington State opened with six wins, were thirteenth in the AP poll, but lost three of four prior to the Apple Cup. A fourteen-point home underdog to fifth-ranked Washington, the Cougars pulled off a classic blowout upset in the snow, scoring 29 unanswered points in the third quarter, won 42–23 in the 20-year-old Bledsoe's last game at Martin Stadium. WSU won the Copper Bowl by three over unranked Utah, climbed to fifteenth in the final rankings.

Bledsoe opted not to play his senior season and was the first overall selection of the 1993 NFL Draft. Source: Source:The Snow Bowl Bledsoe 18/28, 260 Yds Wright-Fair 22 Rush, 193 Yds Three Cougars were selected in the 1993 NFL Draft. Source:List of Washington State Cougars in the NFL Draft


Sarking is an English word with multiple meanings in roof construction: The use of wood panels, or "sarking boards", called sheathing, sheeting or decking in American English, under the roof-covering materials such as the shingles of a roof to provide support. It is a common term in Scotland and New Zealand; the shingles or slates are nailed directly to the sarking boards without timber battens, providing a strong, wind-resistant roof. An additional layer within a roof that insulates or reflects heat, such as a layer of felt, reflective foil, or polystyrene. Roofing felt or other type of underlayment under the roof covering for extra resistance to leakage; the word sarking is further used as part of the term scrim and sarking, a method of interior construction used in Australia and New Zealand in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In current usage in Australia, sarking refers to a laminated aluminium foil layer, or reflective foil laminate, installed on the roof trusses, beneath the battens, supporting a tile or metal deck roof.

It provides a condensation barrier. Scrim