click links in text for more info

Cape Upstart National Park

Cape Upstart is a national park in the locality of Guthalungra in the Whitsunday Region local government area of North Queensland, Australia, 1,016 km northwest of Brisbane. The Juru Clan of the Birri-Gubba Tribal Group lived on Cape Upstart for thousands of years. There are numerous middens in the sand dunes of Cape Upstart to demonstrate the connection of the Juru People to Cape Upstart. There are several sacred sites, like the women's area at Worrungu Bay, the stone arrangements near Mine Island, which the senior elder always stated were never'fish traps' but an important ceremonial ground used for initiation; the ceremonial ground laid out the paths taken by Gubulla Munda when creating the land and islands inhabited by the Juru people and the paths followed by Gubulla Munda in the Gubulla Munda Dreaming. Cape Upstart was named by Lieutenant James Cook on 5 June 1770 during his voyage along the eastern coast of Australia in HM Bark Endeavour. Europeans from the nearby Burdekin farming community, began - in the early twentieth century - building semi-permanent huts on the Cape's western foreshores.

By the start of the twenty-first century these had been replaced by permanent structures used for recreational purposes, a small permanent population having taken up residency by then. In 2011 Justice Rares of the Federal Court of Australia recognised that the Juru People retained Native Title over Cape Upstart National Park; this decision was the culmination of a twenty-year struggle by the Juru People to get their Native Title recognised over Cape Upstart National Park. The Process was started by Peter Prior in 1992 and was completed by his daughter, Renarta Prior in 2012. Protected areas of Queensland SS Gothenburg

David Innes

David Innes is a fictional character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs as the protagonist of his Pellucidar novels. He first appeared in the novel At the Earth's Core, serialized in four parts in All-Story Weekly from April 4–25, 1914 and issued in book form in hardcover by A. C. McClurg in July, 1922. David Innes is introduced in the first Pellucidar novel, At the Earth's Core, as a mining heir who finances the experimental "iron mole," an excavating vehicle designed by his elderly inventor friend Abner Perry. In a test run, they discover the vehicle cannot be turned, it burrows 500 miles into the Earth's crust, emerging into the unknown interior world of Pellucidar. In Burroughs' concept, the Earth is a hollow shell with Pellucidar as the internal surface of that shell, it is inhabited by prehistoric creatures of all geological eras, dominated by the Mahars, a species of flying reptile both intelligent and civilized, but which enslaves and preys on the local stone-age humans. Innes and Perry are enslaved by the Mahars' ape-like Sagoth servants and lead a revolt of humankind.

To further the struggle Innes travels in the iron mole back to the surface world at the end of the first novel to procure outer world technology. Innes returns to the inner world in Pellucidar. With the aid of the resources he brings. In the course of the two books Innes wins the love of the cave-woman Dian the Beautiful, defeating rival suitors Jubal the Ugly One and Hooja the Sly One. Innes and Perry succeed in building a confederacy of human tribes into an "Empire of Pellucidar" that wipes out the Mahar cities and establishes a new human civilization in their place; the books after the first two show Innes' new empire as a small entity in a world by and large still primitive and savage, his own subjects as little affected or changed by the trappings of civilization. Innes himself appears a somewhat hapless figure and resourceful, yet dependent on the superior survival skills of his friends. Years after his initial adventures, as the surface world measures time, Innes confronts a new threat, the Korsars, a nation of pirates descended from corsairs of the outer world, who had entered Pellucidar generations before through a natural polar opening connecting the outer and inner worlds.

The tale is the subject of the third novel, Tanar of Pellucidar, told by his native friend Tanar and relayed to the surface by Perry via radio. The adventure ends with Innes a captive of the Korsars, he is a secondary character in this novel, a minor one in the two that follow. In response to Perry's plea, an outer world expedition is launched to rescue Innes, in which Burrough's jungle hero Tarzan plays a major role; the rescue effort is the subject of the fourth novel, Tarzan at the Earth's Core, with Tarzan entering Pellucidar in an airship via the polar opening and succeeding in rescuing Innes. The fifth novel, Back to the Stone Age, details the adventures of a lost expedition member located by the liberated Innes; the Sixth novel, Land of Terror, returns Innes to the central role, relating his adventures during his return from his search mission to Sari, the capital of his empire. Savage Pellucidar, the final book in the series, presents a new sequence of adventures for Innes and Dian, in which a hitherto unknown native Bronze Age civilization is discovered.

David Innes first appeared on screen in At the Earth's Core, an adaptation of the first Pellucidar novel. He was portrayed by actor Doug McClure. David Innes has appeared in a comic strip and comic book series based on the novels, as well as the Tarzan comic strip

Pempheris vanicolensis

Pempheris vanicolensis, the Vanikoro sweeper or greenback bullseye is a species of Indo-Pacific fish from the family Pempheridae, the sweepers. Pempheris vanicolensis has a compressed body, deepest at the origin of the dorsal fin, before it tapers markedly towards the tail on the ventral side, with a narrow caudal peduncle, it has a greenish sheen over the back and most of the head. The anal fin shows an obvious black margin, the tip of the dorsal fin is black, the pectoral fins are yellow lacking any black markings; the body depth is 2.2-2.4 times the standard length and it grows to up to 20 cm in total length. The dorsal fin has 9 soft rays while the anal fin has 3 spines and 31-43 soft rays. Pempheris vanicolensis has an Indo-Pacific distribution but the precise distribution is subject to some controversy; the distribution of P. vanikolensis sensu stricto is from the Andaman Sea east through the Malay Archipelago to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands where the type specimen was collected at Vanikoro.

Pempheris vanicolensis occurs in shallow water no deeper than 100m, in tropical and subtropical seas on coral reefs. It is the host of the intestinal nematode Rhabdochona Indiana, it is found in schools around sheltered rocky and coral reefs. It shelters under ledges, in caves and shipwrecks during the day, it feeds on zooplankton foraging high in the water column during the night. Pempheris vanicolensis was named in 1831 by the French zoologist Georges Cuvier from specimens collected in Vanikoro in the south west Pacific Ocean, it was thought to have a wide distribution from the Red Sea to the Solomon Islands and into the Mediterranean as a Lessepsian migrant but recent work has shown that it does not occur in the Red Sea and that records of this species in the western Indian Ocean are misidentifications of related species. Photos of Pempheris vanicolensis on Sealife Collection

Geography of the Yarra River

The Yarra River is a river in East-Central Victoria, Australia that flows through the city of Melbourne. This article contains explanations and lists of the river's tributaries and other geographic features; the river flows atop layers of silt that built up within an ancient river valley around 10,000-15,000 years ago. The river's major tributaries are the Plenty River, Merri Creek, Darebin Creek, Diamond Creek, Gardiners Creek, Mullum Mullum Creek and the Moonee Ponds Creek, it hosts a wide range of geographic features including. Most features have been named after translated Woiwurrung phrases or have European British, origins; the Yarra River has two other names ‘the upside down river’ and ‘Birrarung’. The Yarra was for say nicknamed the upside down river. Birrarung was the first name that the indigenous Australians gave it; the Yarra River has about 50 named tributaries. At its most easterly point, it is fed by many small unnamed creeks and streams that begin in the Yarra Ranges within the Yarra Ranges National Park, which are sometimes fed by snowfalls.

Below is a list of its tributaries: The Yarra River hosts a wide range of geographical features the most plentiful of which are billabongs, of which there are over 100 in the floodplains near Yering, Yarra Glen and Coldstream. Being a thin river for its entire length, there are few islands or lakes. In the middle reaches there are a few rapids of easy to moderate difficulty, however these are sparsely distributed. Below is a list of the river's geographical features, including tributaries and man-made features or townships, for bearings: Geology of Victoria Crossings of the Yarra River

Alfeñique fair

The Alfeñique fair or feria del Alfeñique is an annual event that takes place in the city of Toluca, Mexico in which vendors sell traditional sugar skulls with names labeled on the forehead, as well as candy in a variety of shapes, in order to celebrate the Mexican holiday Día de Muertos. Chocolate and sugar skulls are used to decorate altars dedicated to the dead during the celebration; the fair lasts up to the beginning of November. Hundreds of people sell their wares at Los Portales, a series of arches surrounding the so-called place, where people can go and buy their own skulls for their altars; every year a contest takes places in order to give a prize to the best candy skull and to the best decorated business. Alfeñique is an Arabic word "alfainid”; this word was referred to the preparation of a pastry of cooked sugar stretched into thin layers. The alfeñique came along with the Spanish and the aztecs made figurines with amaranth for their altars; these were known as the first alfeñiques in the New World.

In colonial times, the nuns related the “alfeñique” as a traditional figurine for the months of October and November to celebrate Día de Muertos. There is an annual Alfeñique fair in the city of Guanajuato. Tips aeroméxico. "Feria del alfeñique", México Desconocido, March 2001. Accessed October 22, 2007. Ayuntamiento de Toluca. "Feria del alfeñique", Ayuntamiento de Toluca, October 15, 2007. Accessed October 22, 2007

Shawn Myers

Shawn Myers is a Trinidadian-American-British former professional basketball player. After playing college basketball between 1987 and 1991, Myers had an extensive professional career playing in Europe while having stints in Australia and New Zealand. Between 1997 and 2001, Myers played in Lithuania and Iceland before moving to Britain where he began a long-term career in the British Basketball League. Between 2001 and 2013, he appeared in every BBL season for various teams including the Chester Jets and the Cheshire Jets. After beginning the 2013–14 season with the Cheshire Phoenix, he parted ways with the club by mutual consent on 31 October and subsequently retired from basketball at the age of 44. In addition to his lucrative European career, Myers played nine games in the New Zealand National Basketball League in 2002 for the Harbour Heat and the Hawke's Bay Hawks, spent three seasons with the Geelong Supercats of the SEABL between 2006 and 2008, playing in 73 games and winning a national title in 2006. profile Face to Face: Shawn Myers BBL player profile