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Cocoparra National Park

The Cocoparra National Park is a protected national park, located in the Riverina region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 8,357-hectare national park is situated 457 kilometres southwest of Sydney and 25 kilometres northeast of Griffith; the park includes a prominent range of hills such as Bingar Mountain, 455 metres above sea level and Brogden Mountain, 390 metres above sea level, in an otherwise flat landscape. Adjoining the national park to the north is the Cocoparra Nature Reserve; the national park was gazetted in December 1969. The nature reserve was dedicated in 1963 with an area of 4,647 hectares; the Binya-Cocoparra area is classified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area because of its large population of the near threatened painted honeyeater, as well as the diamond firetail. The climate is semi arid; the vegetation communities reflect this, with wattle, orchids and blue-tinged cypress pines. The geology comprises Upper Devonian sandstones and conglomerates.

There are a number of a campground at Woolshed Flat. Protected areas of New South Wales List of national parks of Australia NSW Parks and Wildlife Service Cocoparra National Park website Online version of Cocoparra National Park Management Plan

List of Vogue Italia cover models

This list of Vogue Italia cover models is a catalog of cover models who have appeared on the cover of Vogue Italia, the Italian edition of Vogue magazine, starting with the magazine's first issue in 1964. List of Vogue cover models List of Vogue cover models List of Vogue Arabia cover models List of Vogue Australia cover models List of Vogue Brasil cover models List of British Vogue cover models List of Vogue China cover models List of Vogue Czechoslovakia cover models List of Vogue España cover models List of Vogue Germany cover models List of Vogue Hong Kong cover models List of Vogue India cover models List of Vogue Japan cover models List of Vogue Korea cover models List of Vogue Mexico cover models List of Vogue Netherlands cover models List of Vogue Paris cover models List of Vogue Polska cover models List of Vogue Portugal cover models List of Vogue Russia cover models List of Vogue Taiwan cover models List of Vogue Thailand cover models List of Vogue Türkiye cover models List of Vogue Ukraine cover models Vogue Italia Official Site Vogue Italia cover archive

Gilmore David Clarke

Gilmore David Clarke was an American civil engineer and landscape architect who designed many parks and public spaces in and around New York City. Born in New York, Clarke went to Cornell University to study landscape architecture and civil engineering, graduating in 1913 with a B. S. degree. After World War I, during which he served as an engineer in the U. S. Army, he served on several architectural commissions. Amongst others, he was a member of the Architectural Advisory Board for the U. S. Capitol and of the New York State Council of Parks, he was awarded a Gold Medal of Honor by the Architectural League of New York in 1931 for his works in Westchester County. In 1934 he became a consultant for the New York City Parks Department under parks commissioner Robert Moses, his works in the city include the Central Park Zoo, the Conservatory Garden, the expansion of Riverside Park, many other public spaces. The following year, he teamed up with Michael Rapuano, founding the firm of Rapuano. From 1935 to his retirement in 1950 he taught landscape architecture at Cornell University, where he was the Dean of Architecture from 1939 on.

Clarke designed the landscape architecture of the 1939 New York World's Fair, he and his firm of Clarke & Rapuano were deeply involved in the design of the 1964 New York World's Fair, which were both held at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. For the 1964 exhibition, Clarke designed the Unisphere, his company designed many of the fountains and statues in the park, as well as the "Garden of Meditation" exhibit. Clarke was appointed the landscape architect and engineer for the Garden State Parkway, he had worked with Robert Moses and combined the examples of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the Merritt Parkway to give the highway an efficient and beautiful appearance. In addition to his practice in New York, Clarke was appointed in 1932 to the U. S. Commission of Fine Arts in Washington, D. C. and served as its chairman from 1937 to 1950. He led the Commission in opposition to several controversial issues during this period, including the design of the neo-classical Jefferson Memorial by John Russell Pope, the siting of the new Pentagon complex near Arlington Cemetery, the construction of the so-called "Truman Balcony" within the south portico of the White House.

He was awarded the Frank P. Brown Medal in 1945 and was a member and Special Committee chairman for the American Academy in Rome from 1944-1945. In 1944, Clarke was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate Academician, became a full Academician in 1946. Clarke retired from his firm in 1972 and consulted on the construction of the United Nations Headquarters, he became a trustee of the American Museum of Natural History. Clarke died on August 8, 1982 while aboard the ship Royal Viking Star on a cruise off the coast of Denmark. Architecture at Cornell.

Hamilton Gault

Brigadier General Andrew Hamilton Gault was a Canadian Army officer and British politician. At his own expense, he raised the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, the last raised regiment in the British Empire. Hatch Court in Somerset today houses a small museum commemorating Gault's military career. From 1924 to 1935 he was the Conservative Member of Parliament for Somerset. Returning to Quebec after World War II, Gault vigilantly defended his estate of Mont Saint-Hilaire from expropriation by mining interests and bequeathed it to McGill University to help ensure its preservation. Known as'Hammie', Gault was born in England, the only son of a native of Strabane, Andrew Frederick Gault, of Rokeby in Montreal's Golden Square Mile. Harman, of Surrey, his middle name, which he used as his first, was for his paternal grandmother's family, the Hamiltons of Fintra House, near Killybegs, Co. Donegal, his uncles included the Hon. Matthew Hamilton Gault and Sir James Welsh Skelton, when his father died in 1915, he, his mother and sister inherited just over $1.3 million each.

Gault was educated at Bishop's College School and afterwards at McGill University in preparation for taking science at Oxford University. Instead, he took the opportunity to be commissioned into the 2nd Royal Canadian Dragoons for service in the Boer Wars, he served with distinction in South Africa and returned with the Queen's Medal and three clasps. Unsuccessful in his attempt to join a British Cavalry regiment, he returned to Montreal as a Captain with the 5th Black Watch of Canada. At Montreal, Gault took up his duty in business life there, he was appointed by His Majesty the King, Consul-General for Sweden in Canada, 1909–1911. Gault was a director of various companies connected to his family including Gault Brothers and Company. Although successful, Gault took little interest in business, preferring physical adventure and the military life, he went canoeing and fishing in northern Quebec. Following the example set by fellow countryman Lord Strathcona, who raised Lord Strathcona's Horse, on the eve of the First World War Gault offered the Canadian government $100,000 to help raise and equip an infantry battalion for overseas duty.

Lt.-Col. Francis Farquhar of the Coldstream Guards, military secretary to Canada's Governor-General, the Duke of Connaught, supported Gault's idea. Between them, they made the decision to recruit men who had seen military action, but who were not attached to any militia units, in order to hasten the regiment's departure for Europe; the Governor-General's daughter, Princess Patricia of Connaught, was known for her public appreciation of Canada's vast wilderness and its people. The Gaults had entertained the Connaughts during their visits to Montreal, they had been frequent guests at Rideau Hall. Colonel Farquhar approached the Duke of Connaught for permission to name the Regiment after his daughter; the request was made to the Princess, said to be delighted. On 10 August 1914, through a charter embodied in a report of the Committee of the Privy Council of Canada, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry came into being. Princess Patricia, the Colonel-in-Chief and made by hand the regimental flag.

Captain Gault was appointed second-in-Command of his regiment. He was first wounded at St. Eloi on 28 February 1915, he rejoined the battalion on 27 April 1915 shortly before Lt.-Col. Buller was wounded: The leadership of Major Gault did much to strengthen the will and determination of the men. Lieutenant Hugh Niven remarked in hindsight: "With Hamilton Gault there, nobody could think of retiring... Nobody knows why, but it gave everyone a tremendous lot of courage that nobody else in the world could give to the other regiments". Gault commanded, he was wounded in the morning but carried on until a second more serious injury compelled him to pass command on to Captain Adamson. When he rejoined in October 1915, he brought with him reinforcements from the University Companies, he was wounded for a third time and lost a leg at Sanctuary Wood during the Battle of Mont Sorrel, 2 June 1916. Despite the loss of his left leg, Gault refused repatriation to Canada and returned to France where he was seconded as Aide-de-camp to Major General Victor Williams, the General Officer Commanding 3rd Canadian Division.

Gault commanded the 3rd Canadian Division Reinforcement Camp with the local rank of lieutenant colonel. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel of his own regiment on 28 March 1918 but remained seconded with CCRC, he rejoined his regiment on 21 November 1918, commanded the Patricia's until demobilization. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order. By the end of August 1914, after ten days of recruiting, the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry was a regiment 1,098 strong, they were the first Canadian soldiers to arrive on French soil. Its first commanding officer, Lt.-Col. Francis Farquh

Hawker P.1103

The Hawker P.1103 was a design by Hawker Aircraft to meet the British Operational Requirement F.155. Operational Requirement F.155 was an Operational Requirement issued by the British Ministry of Supply in 1955 for an interceptor aircraft to defend the United Kingdom from high flying supersonic bombers. F.155 specified exacting demands: The capability of making an intercept within 20 minutes of target contact with a target speed of Mach 1+ Ceiling: 60,000 ft Armament: a mixture of infra-red guided missiles and radar guided missiles Crew: A crew of two was specified because of the anticipated workload: pilot plus weapon systems operator /navigatorThe Ministry of Supply made clear in the requirement that the plane and missiles should be treated as a "weapon system" i.e. a cohesive whole. The armament specifications were covered by a separate Operational Requirement, OR.1131, which listed two missile systems: the infra-red guided de Havilland "Blue Vesta" and the radar-guided Vickers "Red Hebe".

The submission by Hawker Siddeley a design by the legendary designer Sir Sydney Camm was a supersonic development of his successful Hawker Hunter design, using a single engine - a 25,000 lb development of the de Havilland Gyron breathing through an under-chin air intake. Two detachable rocket boosters, to give a 3.7 minute boost, were carried in mid-wing nacelles. Although a nuclear threat from high-flying Soviet supersonic nuclear-armed bombers was identified in 1955, F.155 calling for supersonic interceptors was superseded by the 1957 Defence White Paper. The paper was a major review of military spending and one of its elements was the cancellation of nearly all manned fighter projects as a radical change had occurred in strategic threats with the expectation that intercontinental ballistic missiles and low-level strike would replace high flying bombers. Data from Futile Rivals, British secret projects: jet fighters since 1950General characteristics Crew: 2 Length: 63 ft Wingspan: 39 ft Height: 15 ft 6 in Wing area: 500 sq ft Max takeoff weight: 41,850 lb with Red Hebe missiles Fuel capacity: 1,100 imp gal internal Powerplant: 1 × de Havilland Gyron, 20,000 lbf thrust dry, 25,000 lbf with afterburner Powerplant: 2 × rocket detachable self contained boosters, 2,000 lbf thrust eachPerformance Maximum speed: Mach 2.0 Never exceed speed: 864 mph at low altitudes Service ceiling: 68,000 ft + Rate of climb: 61,000 ft/min at sea levelArmament Missiles: 2× Red Top or 2× Red Hebe air-to-air missiles or 2x Blue Jay missiles mounted on the wingtips Related development Hawker P.1121Aircraft of comparable role and era Convair F-106 Delta Dart Dassault Mirage III English Electric Lightning Lockheed F-104A MiG-21 Saab 35 Draken Sukhoi Su-9 Buttler, Tony.

British Secret Projects: Jet Fighters Since 1950. Leicester, UK: Midland Publishing. ISBN 1-85780-095-8. Buttler, Tony. "Futile Rivals: F.155T—The Quest for'An Ultimate in Interceptors'". Air Enthusiast: 65–73. ISSN 0143-5450. Martell-Mead, Paul. Hawker P.1103 & P.1121: Camm's Last Fighter Projects. Project Tech Profiles. Blue Envoy Press. ISBN 978-0-9561951-5-9. Mason, Francis K.. Hawker Aircraft Since 1920. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-839-9

Anthony Peeler

Anthony Eugene Peeler is an American retired professional basketball player, having played for a number of NBA teams from 1992 to 2005. He became an assistant coach at NCAA Division II Virginia Union University. Peeler was a standout high school player at Paseo High School in Kansas City, Missouri where he earned the title of "Mister Show-Me" and was named to the McDonald's All-American team his senior year; the 1988–89 edition of the Sporting News Basketball Preview issue rated Peeler as the third-best incoming college freshman in the country, behind Alonzo Mourning and Billy Owens. He planned on attending the University of Kansas, but changed his mind because he wasn't sure if Kansas coach Larry Brown would be leaving to coach elsewhere, because he, in his words, "didn't want to be a one-man team." Peeler went on to be one of the school's all-time greats. Anthony Peeler averaged 16.8 points per game for his Tiger career and left as Missouri's all-time third-leading scorer with 1,970 points, the all-time leader in assists and steals.

During his career, he was named first-team All-Big Eight, in 1992 he was named the conference AP Player of the Year and Male Athlete of the Year and a consensus second-team All-American after averaging 23.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game, scored a career-high 43 points in a losing cause against arch-rival Kansas. Missouri finished 21–9 that season and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament, where they lost to Seton Hall. In 2006, Peeler was named to the Missouri's 30-member All-Century team, in honor of the school's 100th year of competition. After his college eligibility was up, Peeler was drafted 15th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1992 NBA draft. Peeler was one of the top 3 shooting guards available and was considered an NBA lottery pick, but his stock dropped off due to off-the-court legal issues. Peeler was placed on five years of probation stemming from an altercation with a woman on the campus of Missouri, was accused, mere days before the draft, of being involved in another altercation, this time with an ex-girlfriend he knew from high school.

But the Lakers felt that drafting Peeler would be worth the risk if he could help revitalize their backcourt, still reeling from Magic Johnson's retirement and only had aging veterans Sedale Threatt and Byron Scott as the legitimate remaining threats at the guard spots. In his rookie year, Peeler appeared in 77 games, starting 11 of them, became the first Lakers rookie to average double figures since Byron Scott in 1983–84, he scored a season-high 25 points against the Indiana Pacers on January 28, 1993. Peeler broke Scott's Lakers rookie record for 3-point shooting. Peeler played for the Vancouver Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, Sacramento Kings and the Washington Wizards averaging 9.7 points per game throughout his NBA career. While with Sacramento during the 2003–04 NBA season, he led the league in three-point field goal accuracy with 48.2 percent. During that season's playoffs, during game 6 matchup between Sacramento and Minnesota, Peeler threw an elbow at former Timberwolves teammate Kevin Garnett, followed by a left hook.

He remains the Minnesota Timberwolves' all-time leader in 3-point field goals made. Following retirement from playing, Peeler returned to college and finished his degree at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia, he entered the coaching profession in China by serving as an assistant coach. He had expressed interest in joining the coaching staff of Frank Haith at Missouri in 2011, but no job offer was forthcoming, he is awaiting other opportunities