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Blackdown Tableland National Park

Blackdown Tableland is a national park in the Central Highlands Region, Australia. The park is in Central Queensland, 576 km northwest of Brisbane; the mountainous terrain of the tablelands provides a unique landscape featuring gorges and diverse vegetation. The Blackdown Tableland is a 900 m sandstone plateau rising abruptly from the plains below. Many creeks on the Tableland have developed gorges and waterfalls along their courses, the most notable of which drains in to the spectacular Rainbow Falls over a 40 m drop; some of the creeks on the Tableland are catchment fed by rain and dry up, some are spring fed and always flow just a small amount. The national park is located in the north east of the central Queensland sandstone belt; the tablelands are positioned at the junction of the Shotover and Dawson Ranges. Evidence of folding is shown in the depressions amongst the ranges, it is the traditional home of the Ghungalu people. Wadja is an Australian Aboriginal language in Central Queensland.

The language region includes the local government areas of the Aboriginal Shire of Woorabinda and Central Highlands Region, including the Blackdown Tablelands. The Comet River, the Expedition Range, the towns of Woorabinda and Rolleston; the plateau has a more temperate, local climate than the surrounding plains, supporting open forests, ferns, a variety of plants and animals, several of which are not found anywhere else. Parts of the eastern tablelands have an average rainfall of 1,500 mm per year. Dense fog may shroud the plateau. Camping is permitted at Munall campground. There are walking tracks leading to heritage sites and creeks. Picnic facilities are available at Yaddamen Dhina lookout. Camping is available on Mimosa Creek in the Tableland, camping fees apply. Access to the area was limited until a road was constructed in 1969 by the Queensland Forest Department. Entrance to the park is via a turn-off 11 km west of Dingo along the Capricorn Highway. Protected areas of Queensland Blackdown Tableland National Park Queensland Holidays: Blackdown Tableland National Park Photo Gallery

Dave Glover

David Edward "Dave" Glover is a fictional character from the British ITV soap opera, played by Ian Kelsey. He made his first on-screen appearance on 4 August 1994 and his last on 7 January 1997. In August 1994, a columnist for Inside Soap said Kelsey was expected to get pulses racing in Emmerdale when he made his debut appearance as Dave Glover, a member of a "roving gypsy clan", they called him "yet another teen heart throb" and said his "rough and ready looks" would put Noah Huntley's character Luke McAllister in the shade. Kelsey said he could not wait to get going on the soap and that he had some good storylines lined up. Dave and Luke were introduced in an attempt to attract a young audience. Kelsey revealed. Kelsey was twenty-seven when he joined his character was supposed to be nineteen; the actor told Sue Malins of Soaplife "They said I'd never be a pin-up in the teen mags if everyone knew I was so old, so I had to pretend to be 21."In September 1996, The People's Sayid Ruki reported Kelsey would be leaving the soap at the end of the year.

Kelsey told the Daily Record's Paul English, that he was unsure if he would "shake off Dave Glover" because "millions of people" watched his exit. He added. In 1995, Dave tells Kathy Tate. Kathy is a luckless in love character. Emmerdale were portraying Kathy as being uninterested in relationships at the time of Dave's declaration. Burrows told Victoria Ross from Inside Soap that she could not blame Kathy for "hanging back a bit" and she "hated" the idea of Kathy beginning a new relationship. While she believed that her character was not ready for romance. Dave starts a relationship with Kathy; when she imposes a sex ban until they marry, Dave resumes an old affair with Kim Tate. King told Inside Soap's Ross that Kim is "totally in love with Dave". Kim's initial reaction to Dave is "phroar, I fancy a bit of that"; as Kim fills the role of the "bitch", she knows what she wants and how to get it. King explained that the adventurous sex between Kim leaves her hooked on him, she opined that they "have a pretty good sex life" because they do it in stables and on office desks, rather than a bed.

Kelsey said that Dave enjoys playing with Kim's "fire" and would not be interested in her if she were single. "it's the wanton streak in Kim that Dave finds so irresistible". Dave becomes more involved with Kim over time. Kim decides that she wants a larger share in Frank's estate and plans to achieve this by having his baby. However, Frank has a low sperm count. King revealed that Kim would try to give him special treatment at his work place. While Kelsey said that Dave always runs back to Kathy for "a cup of tea and a bun", but having a baby changes that dynamic. If he was the father, Dave would "probably" stand by Kim as he would be "proud as punch to be a dad". Off-screen King was married to fellow Emmerdale cast member Peter Amory, who would tease her for Kim's romance with Dave. With the storyline came heightened publicity. Kelsey felt that this made his work load heavier and was required to attend various photo shoots to promote the affair; when Frank discovers their affair, he offers Kim one million pounds to leave Dave and tell everyone the baby is his.

King told Helen Childs from Inside Soap that Kim loves Dave, but she sees but the offer of money is too tempting. She added that it was good that Kim found love with Dave. King and many viewers thought that the baby would turn out to be Frank's. King said; when Kelsey decided to leave the series, producers devised a dramatic exit storyline for his character. Special effects designer. Half of the scenes were shot on location. Instead of using their usual studios, Emmerdale opted to use Yorkshire Television's main Studio 3. At the time the fire was the largest fire undertaken with the company. A stuntman took Kelsey's place in various scenes; the location filming took place at Creskeld Hall, the actual setting of Home Farm and this was manned by Barbara Shaw. They built and extra storey to the building and installed fire bars which were manipulated to set the room alight. Producers had decided. In the episode Dave is badly burnt by flaming curtains. During filming the stuntman was logistically placed and dodged the curtains and crawled away, creating the illusion that Dave is underneath them.

They launched a fireball through the window to complete the sequence, all of filming at Creskeld Hall was done in one take. Dave arrives in the village with younger siblings, he is given a job as a farmhand at Home Farm by Frank. Dave begins an affair with Frank's wife Kim, unaware, they are caught out when Frank gives Dave a cottage on the estate and has microphones and cameras planted inside. Frank walks in on sacks Dave. Kim moves Dave into Home Farm, but he becomes fed up of the bickering between her and Frank. Dave and Kim move out and his father, disowns him. Kim realises she is pregnant and Frank starts divorce proceed

Operation John Paul Jones

Operation John Paul Jones was an operation conducted by the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division in Phú Yên Province, lasting from 21 July to 5 September 1966. Brigadier General Willard Pearson sought to use semi-guerilla tactics to locate Viet Cong and People's Army of Vietnam units and bring firepower and mobility to bear on enemy units once located. Operation John Paul Jones, named after the U. S. Revolutionary war hero, was to proceed in 3 phases. On 21 July 1966 the 1st Brigade secured Highway 1 and the Vũng Rô Pass to secure the area for the construction of a new port facility in Vũng Rô Bay; as minimal enemy activity was detected at the end of the month General Pearson began to move his forces north to the Tuy Hòa area. On 2 August B-52s bombed the area west of Sông Cầu and 20 minutes the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment was landed by helicopter and proceeded to search the area finding no sign of the enemy and withdrawing the following day. On 8 August following another B-52 strike near Dong Tre, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment was landed by helicopter and captured 8 prisoners including a Captain from the PAVN 5th Division.

The prisoners confirmed that the 5th Division headquarters was located in the province and that that 18B and 95th Regiments were operating nearby. On 9 August 2/502nd was deployed further west and moved east in an attempt to trap fleeing PAVN/VC but none were encountered. Both units returned to base by 15 August. On 16 August 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment was opconned to the 1st Brigade. On 17 August 2/8 2/327th were deployed west of Dong Tre but found nothing. On 26 August intelligence indicated the presence of enemy forces further west and 2/8 Cavalry and 2/327th were deployed further west to try to pin the enemy force against Army of the Republic of Vietnam blocking forces, but once again they found nothing. Operation John Paul Jones concluded on 5 September, Viet Cong losses were 209 killed by body count and a further 135 estimates killed, U. S. losses were 23 killed. This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History

Daniel Leavitt

Daniel Leavitt was an early American inventor who, with his partner Edwin Wesson, patented the first revolver after Samuel Colt's, subsequently manufactured one of the first American revolving pistols. The innovative design was manufactured only before a patent suit by Colt forced the company to stop producing the Leavitt & Wesson Dragoon revolver, but Leavitt's early patents, those of his partner Wesson, stoked competition and helped drive the technological and manufacturing boom that produced the modern firearms industry. Leavitt was born November 16, 1813, at Rye, New Hampshire, the son of Benning Leavitt, influential businessman, state senator, county commissioner and Chicopee Selectman, his wife Olive Leavitt. Daniel Leavitt married in 1838 at West Springfield, Ruth Jeannette Ball, they had three children. Leavitt took out a patent on his new design on April 29, 1837, when the U. S. Patent Office granted him United States patent number 182 for an'improvement in many-chambered cylinder firearm.'

The early weapon, the second of its kind, was a.40-caliber percussion, 6-shot single-action revolver with a ​6 3⁄4-inch octagon tip-up barrel. Leavitt took out his patent less than a year after Samuel Colt had obtained a patent on his seminal revolver, before Colt had a chance to bring his new weapon to market; the patent was granted to Leavitt at his residence in Cabotville, now part of Chicopee, Massachusetts. The design was radical in one respect. "The revolving cylinder which I use does not differ from such as have been employed in many-chambered guns," Leavitt wrote in his patent application. "The improvement which I have made consists in giving a convex form to that end of the revolving cylinder, in contact with the barrel."Leavitt's innovation was the beveled face of the cylinder, designed to direct flash from the fired cylinder away from adjacent chambers, thus preventing multiple discharges, the major problem with early percussion revolvers. In his design, Leavitt attempted to solve the problem through the beveling and the new convex shape he imparted to the revolving cylinder.

Leavitt's design, wrote Philadelphia's Journal of the Franklin Institute in 1838, was "one of those fire arms which have several chambers bored in a cylinder, the axis of, parallel to the axis of the barrel of the gun, which chambers can be successively made to coincide with the said barrel." But Leavitt's innovation, noted the Journal, was to make the end of the cylinder convex to draw off the fumes and flash of the cartridge explosions. The inventor's early patent demonstrated that the firearms industry was attracting considerable innovation and competition as it was getting off the ground.. On February 25, 1836, Samuel Colt had been granted a U. S. patent for his patent for a'revolving gun.'The revolvers were produced in small quantities by the firm of Wesson, Stephens & Miller in nearby Hartford, Connecticut. In 1839 Edwin Wesson, principal of the manufacturing concern and himself an inventor, make some modifications to Leavitt's initial design, dubbing the new product the'Wesson & Leavitt' revolver, which he began producing at a factory in Massachusetts, a concern which led to the formation of the Massachusetts Arms Company of Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts.

After a patent grant to Wesson in 1850, awarded posthumously, the first Wesson & Leavitt revolvers rolled off the line at Chicopee Falls. The enormous 40-caliber handgun weighed over 4 pounds and was nearly 15 inches long, with 7.1 inches of that in the barrel itself. In 1850/51 the firm produced some 800 copies of the new revolver, which could be reloaded by pressing a latch, raising the barrel and pulling the cylinder forward and off the axis pin. Along with the standard model, another thousand smaller.31-caliber Belt models were manufactured with a shorter barrel. The new revolvers were embraced by customers. General Winfield Scott, for instance, carried one of the smaller Wesson & Leavitt 32-caliber six-shot revolvers in the Mexican–American War; the success of the fledgling company's weapon soon attracted the attention of Samuel Colt, who sent his cousin Henry Sargeant to purchase one of the revolvers. Emboldened by the recent extension of his original patent until 1857, Colt sued Wesson & Leavitt, now run by Edwin's brother Daniel Wesson, who had gone to work for his brother Edwin in 1843 and who took over after Edwin's 1849 death.

Colt's lawsuit alleged infringement of Colt's original patent on the revolver. The case went to trial in October 1852 before the United States circuit court for the District of New York. Both sides alleged tampering with the original U. S. Patent files as well as fraudulent exhibits; the case was extensively covered by the New York City newspapers. A month Colt had overwhelmed the tiny manufacturer in court and won large damages. Massachusetts Arms Co. continued to manufacture revolvers based on alternate version of their revolvers with various less useful methods for revolving the cylinder to get around Colt's patents. The original company dissolved after the Civil War in 1866. Following Colt's victory, his attorney Edward N. Dickerson fired off a circular at the manufacturers in the firearms business. "You will please to take notice," Dickerson wrote, "to desist forthwith from the sale of any REPEATING FIRE ARMS, in which rotation, or locking or releasing, are produced by combining the breech with the lock.

Charles Aaron

Charles Aaron is a U. S. music journalist and editor for Spin magazine, where he worked for 23 years. Charles Aaron was born in Rockingham, North Carolina, raised in Asheboro, North Carolina and Rome, Georgia, he attended University of Georgia in Athens and graduated in 1985. Aaron lived in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, with his wife Tristin and son but moved to Durham, North Carolina, after leaving Spin magazine. After graduation in 1985, Charles Aaron began his journalism career at Sassy magazines. Before working full-time for Spin magazine, he freelanced as a music journalist at the magazine and for other publications like Rolling Stone, Village Voice, Vibe. Spin, an alternative music magazine, was launched in 1985. Charles Aaron began as a contributor to Spin magazine around 1991 while the hip hop music genre was becoming popular with white audiences. In one article, he refers to himself as a "white hip hopper" and says over time he wrote many articles for the magazine in appreciation of the genre.

He wrote his first feature about Snoop Dogg's father for the magazine in 1993. He joined the staff of Spin magazine in 1996, he moved into his music editor roles with the magazine in 1998 and 2002. In 2011, Aaron was promoted to editorial director. BuzzMedia took over the magazine 2011 making staff changes; that same yearSpin transformed itself from 11 printed issues per year to a greater digital presence but with half the printed issues. In 2013, he became editor at large. Charles Aaron's last issue with Spin magazine was February 2014. After leaving Spin, Aaron wrote such as Rolling Stone and Wondering Sound; the article "Remembering Notorious B. I. G." was reprinted in the March 2010 issue of Spin, for which Aaron received an award. On the occasion of Aaron's last issue, Spin reprinted what was considered some of his best music journalism, including "'Sir Real'" from 1993 about Snoop Doggy Dogg; as editorial director, Aaron oversaw the use of apps that would allow audience to listen to artists while reading about them or to remix dance songs using app tools.

In 2000, Charles Aaron and Sia Michel, both of Spin, were presented with the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for their coverage of Notorious B. I. G.'s career, which appeared in the magazine's January 1998 issue. In 2000, Aaron won a National Arts Journalism Fellowship from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism; the American Society of Magazine Editors named Spin's tablet version a finalist or its Ellie Awards in 2012. Amanda Petrusich, a music critic, says she was influenced by Aaron's music journalism for Spin magazine. Charles Aaron was speculated to be the alleged author behind "The Rock Critical List", which appeared online in February 1999. While Aaron denied authorship and there was no credible evidence linking him to authorship, the list was believed to have been written by an insider. Hip hop music Charles Aaron's Spin article'Sir Real': Read SPIN's 1993 Profile of Snoop Doggy Dogg Charles Aaron's Remembering Notorious B. I. G. ASCAP Awards for 1997 32nd Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Award Recipients


'Ammu Ahotepre was a minor Hyksos pharaoh of Dynasty XIV of ancient Egypt. Ryholt identified'Ammu Ahotepre in his reconstruction of the Turin canon. Von Beckerath had assigned the praenomen Ahotepre to a pharaoh of Dynasty XVI. von Beckerath, Jürgen, "2. Zwischenzeit", Archiv für Orientforschung Hayes, William C.. "Egypt: From the death of Ammenemes III to Seqenenre II". The Cambridge Ancient History. 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.. Ryholt, K. S. B; the Political Situation in Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period, c. 1800 - 1550 BC, Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, ISBN 87-7289-421-0