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Cape Hillsborough National Park

Cape Hillsborough is a national park in Mackay Region, Australia. The park is 837 km northwest of Brisbane; the park is a peninsula of volcanic origin, covered by rainforest. The cape at the tip of the peninsula was named by Lieutenant James Cook during his first voyage to the Pacific in 1770; the nearest major town is about 40 km to the southeast. The park is located within the O'Connell River water catchment area and the Central Mackay Coast bioregion. On National Parks Day 2010 the Queensland State Government announced the addition of 204 hectares to the park. Many species have been identified in the national park: including 140 birds, 22 mammals, 25 reptiles and 8 amphibians. Protected areas of Queensland Media related to Cape Hillsborough National Park at Wikimedia Commons

HSwMS Romulus (27)

HSwMS Romulus was a destroyer of the Royal Swedish Navy, the name ship of her class. She was in service during World War II, in the first decades of the Cold War. Romulus had been built as Spica, a torpedo boat for Italy's Regia Marina, the lead ship of her class, she was built in the mid-1930s and sold to Sweden in 1940. The ship served in the Royal Swedish Navy until she was stricken in 1958. Birchfield, B.. "Question 3/87". Warship International. XXV: 205–210. ISSN 0043-0374. Robert Gardner, Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946 Conway Publishing: ISBN 0-85177-146-7

Gemerské Dechtáre

Gemerské Dechtáre is a village and municipality in the Rimavská Sobota District of the Banská Bystrica Region of southern Slovakia. In historical records, the village was first mentioned in 1246. In the 16th century Turks pillaged the village. In consequence of this, epidemics hit its inhabitants. From 1938 to 1945 it belonged to Hungary; the records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia" Roman Catholic church records: 1761-1896 Reformated church records: 1769-1858 List of municipalities and towns in Slovakia Surnames of living people in Gemerske Dechtare

Arikana Chihombori Quao

Arikana Chihombori-Quao is a medical doctor and activist. She is a public speaker, diplomat, founder of medical clinics, an entrepreneur, she moved to the United States after living many years in Zimbabwe. She is the founder of Bell Family Medical Centers in the United States, she was the African Union representative to the US. She was appointed in 2017. On October 7, 2019 she received notice that she was no longer "Permanent Ambassador" in a letter from the African Union Commission Chairman, Moussa Faki, she holds a bachelor's degree in General Chemistry, a master's degree in organic chemistry, a Doctor of Medicine degree. Chihombori was a family medicine specialist in Tennessee, she practiced medicine for 29 years in Tennessee. Chihombori is outspoken about the implications of the Berlin Conference that took place in Berlin, Germany, in 1885, she lectures about the outcome of the divisions on the continent of Africa. She sees these divisions as a cause of some of Africa's problems, she seeks to reunite African states, Africans in the Diaspora.

Chihombori grew up in the village of Chivhu in Zimbabwe. She emigrated to the US in 1977. Chihombori is a graduate of Meharry Medical College, she did a residency in Family Medicine at Meharry Medical College in Tennessee. She holds a bachelor's degree in General Chemistry, a master's degree in organic chemistry, a Doctor of Medicine degree, she graduated from Meharry Medical College of Medicine in 1986. Her specialty was family medicine, she is the founder of medical clinics. As an entrepreneur she purchased property, she is the owner of the Durban Manor Hotel Cultural House in South Africa. From 1996 to 2012 Chihombori-Quao she was the Medical Director for Mid Tenn Medical Associates, the Smyrna Ambulance Service She is the second African Union Permanent Representative to hold that position. Ambassador Amina Salum Ali was the prior AU - US Ambassador, she is the Chair of the African Union-African Diaspora Health Initiative, since 2012. From 2012 to 2016, Chihombori-Quao served as the Chair of the African Union-African Diaspora Health Initiative.

As the chair of the AU-ADHI her work involves mobilizing Africans in the Diaspora health professionals in assisting with Africa continents's healthcare crisis. Since 2010, Chihombori-Quao has been the International Chair of the African Union-Diaspora African Forum Americas. In this capacity she advocates for Africans and friends of Africa to participate in the development of Africa. In January 2019, Chihombori-Quao launched the "Wakanda One Village Project"; the project will begin in Zimbabwe. Both of these countries have made offers of land; the Wakanda project seeks to engage Africans in the Diaspora. The "Wakanda One Village Project", is slated to consist of five African Centers of excellence in the five regions on the continent of Africa; the five centers are to be centers of development to have state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, industrial homes, shopping centers, etc. On October 7, 2019, received notice that she was no longer ambassador for the African Union in Washington. An online petition was started for Chihombori-Quao to be reinstated.

In 2015, at the African Union Summit - Chihombori-Quao received the “Women of Excellence Award”. Arikana Chihombori-Quao: My mandate is to promote Africa in the Americas and more to mobilise the African diaspora - meaning all people of African descent living outside of Africa. A Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians recipient of several awards. In 1996 she was awarded achievement award by the late President Nelson Mandela of the Republic of South Africa for her contributions to Africa. "My mandate is to promote Africa in the Americas and more to mobilise the African diaspora - meaning all people of African descent living outside of Africa." "We at the AU understand that for the continent to move forward it will need its people in the diaspora. The brain drain from migration has caused Africa to suffer a lot. Mobilising the diaspora and encouraging involvement in the development of Africa is key to our mandate." “We are the original people and we have every reason to stand up in the tallest mountains to proclaim who we are.”

“We are beautiful, sophisticated adaptable and indestructible people – the Africans.” “Any other race that would have gone through what we’ve been subjected to would have been extinct and that’s the truth." H E Dr Arikana Chihombori Quao Addressing the African Diaspora in the Americas

Traditional Thai medicine

Traditional Thai medicine is a system of methods and practices, such as herbal medicine, bodywork practices, spiritual healing, indigenous to the region known as Thailand. While not all Buddhist medicine is Thai, Thai medicine is considered Buddhist medicine. Traditional Thai medicine stems from pre-history indigenous regional practices with a strong animistic foundation, animistic traditions of the Mon and Khmer peoples who occupied the region prior to the migration of the T'ai peoples, T'ai medicine and animistic knowledge, Indian medical knowledge coming through the Khmer peoples, Buddhist medical knowledge via the Mon peoples, Chinese medical knowledge with the migration of the T'ais who came from southern China. In the early-1900s, traditional medicine was "outlawed as quackery" in favor of Western medicine, however by the mid-1990s traditional medicine was once again being supported by the Thai government; the Seventh National Economic and Social Plan for 1992-1996 stated that "he promotion of people's health entails the efforts to develop traditional wisdom in health care, including Thai traditional medicine, herbal medicine, traditional massage, so as to integrate it into the modern health service system."

In 1993 the government of Thailand created the National Institute of Thai Traditional Medicine, under the supervision of the Ministry of Public Health. The goal of the institute is to "systematize and standardize the body of traditional Thai medicine knowledge", to "gather knowledge, verify and explain traditional Thai medicine knowledge", to "compare and explain the philosophies and basic theories of traditional Thai medicine and to produce textbooks on traditional Thai medicine". Regional differences between healing arts practitioners across Thailand and the recent codification of traditional Thai medicine by the Thai Ministry of Public Health have led to the existence of several variations of Thai medicine; these can be understood as follows: Traditional Thai medicine - while this umbrella title is used to describe all traditional medicine practices in Thailand, it can be used to describe the system of medicine as systematized and taught by the Ministry of Public Health. Traditional medicine of Thailand - Traditional Thai medicine is based on this system, based on ancient texts, varies a bit between practitioners throughout the kingdom.

Local/Indigenous/village medicine - local practices based on oral tradition and local texts handed down from teacher to student. Lanna medicine - A regional form of local/indigenous/village medicine requiring its own category due to the unique nature of being the most preserved form of the roots of Thai medicine. Traditional Thai medicine consists of five primary branches: Internal medicine - Primarily the use of herbs and diet to promote health External medicine - All therapies applied to the external body including but not limited to: Bone setting Thai cupping Thai scraping Thai massage techniques including compression, Thai acupressure, passive stretching and focus on sen channels External application of herbs through balms, liniments and poultices Spirit medicine - Use of amulets, sak yan tattooing and shamanistic involvement with spirits for the purpose of healing Divination - Use of vedic astrology, numerology and geomancy to determine health predisposition and remedial measures Buddhism - seen as the mental health branch of Thai medicine.

Licensing and promotion is gaining ground in Thailand due to concerns about safety. In fiscal year 2013 one million people used traditional therapy under the universal health scheme, which subsidized the treatments. About 6,000 hospitals are equipped with clinics having licensed traditional medical practitioners. One of the leading hospitals in Traditional Thai medicine is Chaophraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital in Prachinburi Province. Pharmacognosy

To the Left of the Father

To the Left of the Father is a 2001 Brazilian drama film directed and edited by Luiz Fernando Carvalho, based on the novel of the same name by Raduan Nassar. The story concerns a young man living at home, André, whose ideas are radically different from those of his farmer father; the father advocates order and restraint, which enhance his own power under the guise of family love. The son seeks pleasure, exemplified in his passion for his sister Ana; when André moves to a seedy boarding house, his older brother Pedro, is asked by their mother to bring him back. His return, will shatter the family's insular life. Selton Mello - André Pablo César Câncio - young André Luiz Fernando Carvalho - André voice Raul Cortez - Father Juliana Carneiro da Cunha - Mother Simone Spoladore - Ana Leonardo Medeiros - Pedro Caio Blat - Lula Denise Del Vecchio - prostitute Samir Muci Alcici Júnior Leda Samara Antunes Felipe Abreu Salomão Raphaela Borges David Aiming to maintain the connection with the poetic prose of Raduan Nassar's book, Luiz Fernando Carvalho elected to film without a defined script, based on the actors' improvisations on the theme.

This involved intensive coaching of the cast, secluded on a farm for four months. The film's creation and production process was discussed in the book About To the Left of The Father, in which the director is interviewed by José Carlos Avellar, Geraldo Sarno, Miguel Pereira, Ivana Bentes, Arnaldo Carrilho and Liliane Heynemann, launched in Portuguese and French by the publisher Ateliê Editorial, it was a success with the critics and the public, reaching 300,000 viewers with just two exhibition locations, one in Rio de Janeiro and the other in São Paulo. It is considered one of the 100 best Brazilian films of all time, according to the Brazilian Film Critics Association. In the opinion of writer and psychoanalyst Renato Tardivo, author of Porvir que vem antes de tudo – literatura e cinema em Lavoura Arcaica, the film is one of the most important works of Brazilian cinema “of all times”; the critic Carlos Alberto de Mattos described it as the first work of art of the Brazilian cinema in the 21st century.

The film was acclaimed by the critics of various countries and, according to the French magazine Cahiers du Cinéma, To the Left of the Father is a "barbarous poem verging on hallucination, of extraordinary power". It had a successful career in a number of national and international festivals, receiving over 50 awards at the Montreal World Film Festival, the Rio Film Festival, the São Paulo International Film Festival, the Grand Prix for Brazilian Film, the Brasília Film Festival, the Havana Film Festival, the Cartagena Film Festival, the Guadalajara International Film Festival, the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, among others. Lavoura Arcaica Official Site Lavoura Arcaica on IMDb To The Left of The Father - Mostra de Cinema de SP A La Gauche du Pere - Comme au Cinema A La Gauche du Pere - AlloCine Lavoura Arcaica - Festival do Rio