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Cania Gorge National Park

Cania Gorge is a national park in the North Burnett Region, Australia, in the locality of Cania. The park is 373 km northwest of Brisbane; the nearest town is Monto. Three Moon Creek is the name of the waterway; the park's most dominant features are the 70 m sandstone cliffs. Wildlife native to the park include rock wallabys, platypus and over 90 bird species. Aboriginal rock art on the cliff walls is an indication of indigenous settlement of at least 19,000 years. A picnic area is located alongside the main road into 8 km from the Burnett Highway. Facilities here include covered picnic tables and gas-powered barbecues; the majority of the park's walking tracks lead from this picnic area, including the 1.1 km trail to Dripping Rock, 1.6 km trail to The Overhang, the 1.3 km trail to Bloodwood Cave. The longest track in the park leads from a small car park 500 metres south of the picnic area; this 5.6 km circuit takes with views across the gorge. Only walkers with moderate levels of fitness should attempt this track.

Another walk leads visitors to a former mine site. Cania Dam Protected areas of Queensland Boyne Valley, Queensland Cania Gorge National Park

Palace Station

Palace Station is a hotel and casino located in Las Vegas, Nevada. It has 1,053 rooms. Palace Station has a large Asian customer base because of its location near Chinatown. In 1976, Frank Fertitta Jr. a former general manager at the Fremont, his two partners, opened The Casino, a 5,000 sq ft gambling hall attached to a Mini Price Motor Inn, in an off-Strip location where few observers expected it to succeed. In 1977, he renamed the property as the Bingo Palace; the casino was the first to target a clientele of local residents with offerings like giveaways, cheap buffets and bingo. It thrived, Fertitta soon bought out his partners' shares. Other locals casinos like Sam's Town and the Gold Coast followed in years. In 1984, the Bingo Palace was expanded and remodeled with a railroad theme, renamed to the Palace Station Hotel & Casino; the grand opening ceremony was held on April 6, featuring Governor Richard Bryan and the historic locomotive Inyo. A train-themed neon sign, measuring 126 feet wide and high, was constructed for Palace Station.

In 1985, Fertitta purchased the adjoining 465-room motel. A 21-story hotel tower and high-rise parking garage were added in 1990, bringing the room count to 1,041. In 1993, Fertitta bought the land for what would become Boulder Station, the beginning of an expansion that would grow Station Casinos into a billion dollar company, but Fertitta left the firm that same year. Early in 2009, Improv Vegas opened at the Bonkerz Comedy Club, renamed from the Sound Trax lounge; the tower rooms have been remodeled. On October 17, 2016, employees voted to narrowly reject the unionization of a hotel and casino property by 266 to 262, it was organized by the Bartenders Union and the Culinary Workers Union and supervised by the National Labor Relations Board under the Obama administration. It was the only Station Casinos property to not be unionized by a vote margin. On March 13, 2017, Station Casinos agreed to settle disputes with the National Labor Relations Board under the Trump administration by letting these employees, the Bartenders Union and the Culinary Workers Union to unionize the property.

It is the third Station Casinos property to be unionized. A $192 million renovation began in fall 2016, was completed two years later. Palace Station remained open during renovations; as part of the renovation, the Palace Station's train theme was removed in favor of a modern design. Eight faux locomotives on the front of the building were removed, one was donated to the city's Neon Museum, along with a Palace Station neon sign measuring 50 feet long; the 126-foot Palace Station sign was removed during 2018. Palace Station's motel portion, with 447 rooms, was demolished as part of the renovation project. A new bingo room opened during 2017. A grand re-opening celebration, including a fireworks show, was held on September 1, 2018; the 220,000 sq ft addition included 500 additional slot machines and a 300-space parking lot on the property's east side. The renovation featured four new restaurants, including a revamped buffet. A movie theater, part of the renovation project, is scheduled for completion in December 2018.

The hotel has seen its share of accidents and misadventures, including a cashier's cage robbery in 1992, a 21st-floor fire caused by lightning in 1998, an armored car robbery in the parking lot in 2009 and most notoriously, the 2007 robbery of sports memorabilia by O. J. Simpson and his associates. Official website

Tamaskan Dog

Tamaskan dogs are a Finnish dog breed cross-bred to resemble a wolf and wolfdog. Although their exact origins are uncertain, these mixbreed dogs were arctic breed crosses of Alaskan Husky, Alaskan Malamute, Canadian Eskimo Dog, German Shepherd, Labrador Husky, Siberian Husky. Tamaskans are not recognized as a breed by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale but are recognized as a breed by the American Rare Breed Association. Pedigrees are only managed by Tamaskan-specific breeder clubs. Tamaskans are large, athletic dogs, taller than German Shepherds. With regard to build, they are larger than typical sled dogs but smaller than the Alaskan Malamute. On average, Tamaskan adults measure around 24-28 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh between 55-88 pounds –the heaviest recorded Tamaskan males weigh just under 50 kg. Females are slightly smaller and lighter than males, with a distinct feminine appearance. Males are more heavyset with a heavier bone structure. Tamaskans have a lupine appearance with a straight bushy tail and thick double coat that comes in three main colors: wolf gray, red gray, black gray.

Each individual guard hair is agouti banded along its length. The almond-shaped eyes range from yellow through to amber and brown, with lighter colored eyes being rare. Blue eyes are mismatched eyes. Overall, the Tamaskan variety is healthy. 10% of males suffer from cryptorchidism: undescended testes. With these cases only one testicle descends within the scrotum, while the other testicle remains "hidden" up within the abdominal cavity. Epilepsy has been diagnosed in five dogs, affecting about 1 out of every 100 registered Tamaskans worldwide. Several dogs have been found to be carriers of degenerative myelopathy; as with all large breed dogs, hip dysplasia is a risk. In 2009, the Tamaskan Dog Register introduced a Saarloos Wolfdog as a single out-cross to bring some fresh blood into the breed; this particular Saarloos was selected due to his temperament and health. There are breed clubs in the United States, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. In October 2007, a Tamaskan named Genghis Khan featured as a wolf in a music video for the band Lucretia Choir.

In September 2010, a TDR registered male Tamaskan named Wave became the official Live Mascot of North Carolina State University's football team: NC State Wolfpack. Wave now can be seen on the sidelines. In September 2012, four Tamaskans were featured on the Croatian HRT 1 television program Kućni ljubimci. In September 2015, a Tamaskan named Adler appeared in several news outlets including the Daily Mail, the Boston Times, the Bark Post for mastering the game of Tug-of-War by using her mass instead of her strength. In 2016, a Tamaskan named. Luchta played the role of "The Wolf" in Arthur Miller's The Crucible produced by Scott Rudin and directed by Ivo van Hove. On September 19, 2017, Kaoru, a four-year-old therapy dog, was accompanied by her owner, another handler, 10 other dogs on a hiking trail in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. Kaoru provided support including children with autism. On the hike Kaoru was mistaken for a wolf by a hunter. Czechoslovakian Wolfdog Northern Inuit Dog Saarloos wolfdog Breeding back The Tamaskan Dog Register The Florida Lupine News Volume 9 Issue 3 Das deutsche Hunde Magazin November 2011

Andrew Symonds

Andrew Symonds is a former Australian international cricketer, who played all three formats as a batting all-rounder. He was an important member of two-time World Cup winning squads. Symonds is a right-handed, middle order batsman and alternates between medium pace and off-spin bowling, he is notable for his exceptional fielding skills. Since mid-2008, he spent most of the time out of the team, due to disciplinary reasons, including alcohol. In June 2009 he was sent home from the 2009 World Twenty20, his third suspension, expulsion or exclusion from selection in the space of a year, his central contract was withdrawn, many cricket analysts speculated that the Australian administrators would no longer tolerate him, that Symonds might announce his retirement. On 16 February 2012, Symonds announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, in an attempt to concentrate on his family life. One of Symonds' biological parents was of West Indian background and the other was believed to be of Danish or Swedish descent.

Symonds' adoptive parents Ken and Barbara moved to Australia shortly after his adoption, when he was three months old. Of the adopted siblings, Louise Symonds participated in Gladiators, he has two non-adopted siblings. He spent the early part of his childhood in Charters Towers, northern Queensland, where his father Ken taught at the private fee paying All Souls St Gabriels School, which Andrew attended, he showed sporting prowess from a early age. "Dad was cricket mad. He'd throw balls to me five or six days a week, after school, and we’d play all sorts of games inside the house with ping-pong balls and Christmas decorations." Much of his junior cricket was played in Townsville for the Wanderers club and son making the 270-kilometre return trip sometimes twice a week. The family moved to the Gold Coast, where his parents were on the staff of All Saints Anglican School in Merrimac. Symonds was a student at the school. Symonds was an aggressive right-handed batsman who can bowl off spin or medium pace, making him a good all-rounder.

He is an exceptional fielder, with a report prepared by Cricinfo in late 2005 showing that since the 1999 Cricket World Cup, he had effected everyone the fifth equal most run-outs in ODI cricket of any fieldsman, with the fourth highest success rate, with Ricky Ponting putting him the best fielder he has seen, a better and more versatile one than Herschelle Gibbs and Jonty Rhodes because Symonds is taller than them, giving him better defensive coverage range and has greater throw power outside the circle. He is agile for his size and weight, has excellent reflexes, is able to take catches well and has a powerful and accurate throwing arm, his nickname is Roy, shortened from the name Leroy, after a coach from early in his career believed he resembled local Brisbane NBL hero Leroy Loggins. He was an AIS Australian Cricket Academy scholarship holder in 1994. In 1995, after playing in his first season for English county Gloucestershire, Symonds won the Cricket Writer's Club Young Cricketer of the Year award.

Shortly afterwards Symonds was selected as part of the England A team, to tour Pakistan in the winter. His place on the tour was taken by Middlesex player, Jason Pooley. Since making his debut for the Queensland state team in the 1994–95 season Symonds has scored more than 5,000 runs and taken more than 100 wickets for his state. Symonds scored 113 and took four wickets in a losing cause in the Sheffield Shield final in 1999 and was named Man of the Match in the 2002 Pura Cup final after scoring 123 runs and taking six wickets. Symonds has played for four English counties during his career—Gloucestershire, Kent and Surrey. Symonds first appearance for an English county was with Gloucestershire, he was considered an England-qualified player, following his first season of county cricket in 1995 he declared that his allegiances lay with Australia when he chose not to tour Pakistan with the England A team. In August 1995, he hit a record 16 sixes in his unbeaten 254 against Glamorgan at Abergavenny.

In doing so, he beat the previous mark set by New Zealand's John R. Reid. Wisden reported that the 16th six "landed on a tennis court about 20 feet over the boundary" and "though he was undoubtedly helped by the short boundaries, it would have been a hugely effective innings on any ground in the world". Symonds added four more sixes in the second innings, to beat the old record of 17 in a match, set by Warwickshire's Jim Stewart against Lancashire at Blackpool in 1959. Between 1999 and 2004 Symonds played for Kent. One of the highlights of his time there came on 2 July 2004, when he hit a 43-ball 112 for Kent Spitfires in a Twenty20 Cup match against Middlesex Crusaders. In July 2005 he signed for Lancashire for the rest of the English season having finished duties as part of Australia's ODI squad. In April 2010 he signed for Surrey to play in the Friends Provident t20 competition. On 20 February 2008 Symonds signed up with the IPL franchise Deccan Chargers from Hyderabad for US$1,350,000 which made him the second most expensive player in the league at that time.

The same team secured Australian teammate Adam Gilchrist for US$700,000. The IPL commenced on 18 April 2008. On 24 April 2008 Symonds made 117 not out off 53 balls against the Rajasthan Royals; the Royals ended up winning that match as Symonds bowled the last over and conceded 19 runs when the Royals required 17 runs from six balls. Symonds missed most of the second season of the IPL due to International commitments. However, he played a crucial part in the triumph of his team towards the end of the season. Symonds started the th

Que Hill

Que Hill is a small elongated hill located on the western shore of the Yellow River in the City of Jinan, Shandong Province, China. It is one of the solitary "Nine Hills" in the Yellow River valley within and to the north of Jinan City. Together with Hua Hill, today located on the opposite side of the Yellow River, Que Hill is depicted in a renowned painting by the Yuan-Dynasty era painter and calligrapher Zhao Mengfu entitled "Autumn Colors at Que and Hua Hills"; the hill is positioned close to the northern end of the Luokou Yellow River Railway Bridge, placed there because the hill stabilizes the course of the Yellow River. In November 1937, Japanese troops attacked the northern shore of the Yellow River and killed about 50 villagers who lived around Que Hill, the event became known as the Que Hill Tragedy. List of sites in Jinan

Arvydas AnuĊĦauskas

Arvydas Anušauskas is a Lithuanian politician and historian. He focuses on the history of the interwar Lithuanian secret services, KGB actions in Lithuania, Soviet repressions in Lithuania; as a member of the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, he was elected to the Seimas in 2008 and reelected in 2012 and 2016. Anušauskas was born in Lithuania. In 1981, he graduated from Vilnius Secondary school No. 34. From 1981 to 1982, Anušauskas studied in Vilnius Technical school No. 21. In autumn 1982, he enrolled at Vilnius University and graduated with a Master of History in 1989. While studying, he was conscripted to Soviet Army where he served from 1983 to 1985. In 1995, Anušauskas obtained a PhD in Humanities at Vytautas Magnus University. In 1990, after Lithuania declared independence, he started serving in the Lithuanian National Defence Volunteer Forces and was promoted to reserve lieutenant in 1995. Anušauskas was a research fellow at the Lithuanian Institute of History from 1989 to 2000.

From 1996 to 1997, he worked as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Humanities, Vytautas Magnus University. From 1998 to 2007, Anušauskas was the Head of the Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania. In parallel to this position, he continued academical career. From 1996 to 2006, Anušauskas was an Associate Professor at the Faculty of History, Vilnius Pedagogical University. From 2002 to 2007, he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University, an Associate Professor at the Faculty of History, Vilnius University from 2002 to 2008. Anušauskas is an author and co-author of numerous history books and 14 scripts for documentaries, around 100 studies and articles published in Lithuanian, Latvian and German scientific publications, his first study on the interwar Lithuanian intelligence services was published in 1993. Anušauskas joined the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats in 2007, he was elected to the Seimas in 2008 and re-elected for two consecutive legislative times in 2012 and 2016.

Anušauskas was the Chair of the Committee on National Security and Defence during his first term 2008–2012. He is a member of the Committie on National Security and Defence, Deputy Chair of the Commission for Parliamentary Scrutiny of Criminal Intelligence, member of the Commission for the Cause of Freedom and the National Historical Memory and member of many parliamentary groups. Prize in the contest Pragiedruliai held by the Television Commission of Lithuania.