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Conondale National Park

Conondale National Park is 130 km north of Brisbane in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland near the town of Conondale in the south east Queensland bioregion. The park covers an area of 35,648 hectares protecting large areas of subtropical rainforest, woodlands and dry sclerophyll forest including Queensland's tallest tree; the park contains areas of regenerating forest which have been logged. The park is managed by the Department of National Parks, Recreation and Racing under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. Since the 1860s the Conondale region has been impacted by land clearing for agriculture and logging, today the park is a refuge for many species now rare and threatened. Threatened species such as the plumed frogmouth, giant barred frog, Conondale crayfish, spotted-tailed quoll, Gympie nut and richmond birdwing butterfly have been recorded in the park and are targeted for conservation management to mitigate threats to their survival. Species of interest include the southern gastric brooding frog which mysteriously disappeared in 1981 and is presumed extinct.

The landscape has a rugged topography with gorges, valleys and a number of mountains above 700 m with the highest peak being Mount Langley at 868m. Throughout the park there are scenic waterfalls such as Booloumba Creek Falls and numerous boulder strewn creeks; the Conondale range forms a catchment divide between the Brisbane River and Mary River with the southernmost tributaries of the Mary river forming in Booloumba and Yabba creek. The park contains wetlands of national significance; these tributaries are important for the threatened Mary river cod which has declined in these creeks. The region has a sub-tropical climate with a mean annual rainfall of 1,500 mm, the majority of rainfall occurs seasonally in summer with heavy downpours and winters cold and dry with occasional frosts. Major vegetation types include a mix of complex notophyll vine forest, sub-tropical rainforest, bangalow palm forests, wet sclerophyll and dry sclerophyll forest with rainforest occurring at higher altitudes and along watercourses.

The Conondale region served as an important area for both the Jinibara and Kabi Kabi traditional owners, it was an important pathway and resource gathering area for food such as the bunya pine Araucaria bidwillii which occurs in the park and remains culturally significant to Indigenous people today. European settlement occurred from 1860 onwards seeing gold mining and logging occur in the region, timber trees logged included red cedar Toona ciliata, blackbutt Eucalyptus pilularis and tallowood Eucalyptus microcorys. By the early 1900s state forests were declared and logging of remnant forests was replaced with the establishment of hoop pine plantations; the national park was established in 1977 after lobbying by conservationists over proposed logging of pristine areas of the Conondale ranges which would have impacted on catchments and endangered species such as the plumed frogmouth, the park now encompasses over 35,000 ha providing opportunities for recreation such as bushwalking, four wheel driving, horse riding and bird watching Many parts of the region have been re-vegetated by private landowners and Landcare groups.

Two thirds of the original vegetation in the Conondale region has been cleared including large areas of rainforest leaving a mosaic of cattle pastures, remnant forests and hoop pine plantations. Extensive areas of remnant forests remain in gullies and steeper parts of the Conondale ranges including large areas of un-managed regrowth; the national park protects significant areas of remnant vegetation including sub-tropical rainforest and dry sclerophyll forest including remnant stands of bunya pine Araucaria bidwillii, hoop pine Araucaria cunninghamii including tall stands of flooded gum Eucalyptus grandis and brush box Lophostemon confertus. Queensland's tallest tree a Eucalyptus grandis was discovered in the park in 2013 and stands at 73 meters tall. In total there are thirty one different vegetation types including extensive Palm vine forests, thirteen are listed as ‘of concern’ including gallery rainforests and semi-evergreen vine thickets which are listed as endangered. A total of 796 plant species are recorded in the park, twelve species are listed as endangered, vulnerable or near threatened.

Notable threatened species include the gympie nut Macadamia ternifolia now listed as threatened on the IUCN Red List and listed vulnerable in Queensland and nationally. The brush sophora Sophora fraseri and Bosistoa transversa are listed nationally as Vulnerable and occurs in semi-evergreen vine thickets, it is threatened by changing fire regimes and competition from weeds. Conondale National Park is considered a critical site for the survival of the richmond birdwing butterfly Ornithoptera richmondia, listed as vulnerable in Queensland, the park has significant stands of the richmond birdwing vine Pararistolochia praevenosa a species of critical priority for the butterfly; the vine is crucial in the lifecycle of the butterfly which occurs predominantly in rainforests along waterways, it is a food source for the larval stage of the butterfly's lifecycle and is the only plant the female butterfly will lay its eggs on. Threats include the exotic dutchmans pipe Aristolochia elegans which the female butterfly is attracted to and will lay her eggs on, however the leaves are fatal to the butterfly larvae.

Extensive public education and conservation programs are underway in Queensland with cultivation, control of weeds and ecological monitoring occurring. Conondale National Park is considered an Important Bird Area by Birdlife Interna

Jim Engebretsen

James R. Engebretsen is a retired Finance Professor and the Assistant Dean for Corporate Relations at the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. At the Marriott School Engebretsen's work was recognized the school by receiving the Marriott Award for outstanding contributions to the students and faculty, his teaching received some of the highest valuations for undergraduate and MBA students over ten years placed him among the highest rated professors in the school of business. He was the main founder of the More Good Foundation and served on its board for twelve years until 2017, he serves on the boards or advisory boards of Farmer Mac, a GSE in Washington DC, Soltis Advisors, Emmersion Learning, Zift, XIO Group, a PE fund in London. He served as the Chairman of the board of advisors for the SRS/PEF for the LDS Church from 2014 to 2017, he is an active mentor and investor. Engebretsen is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; the motivation for the More Good Foundation came from Engebretsen's experiences while serving as president of the LDS Church's Oklahoma Oklahoma City Mission from 1998 to 2001.

During this time he had several missionaries who had investigators turn against the LDS Church because of questionable things they had read about the church on the Internet. He realized. Before serving as a mission president, Engebretsen was president of Associates Capital Management and a Vice President for Goldman Sachs & Co in the NYC and Philadelphia, he worked as an analysis in mergers and acquisitions for Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb in NYC and National Westminster Bank in London, England. At that point of his assignment to preside over the OOCM, he was living in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Engebretsen was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, in 1955, he served as a Mormon missionary in the California Sacramento Mission and has bachelor's and master's degrees in business with an emphasis in Finance from BYU. Engebretsen is married to Tamera Jones, they are the parents of six children and ten grandchildren. In the LDS Church, Engebretsen has been a bishop, a member of a stake high council and a Branch President in the MTC.

Engebretsen serves as the stake president of a BYU YSA 18th stake. "New mission presidents", Church News, March 14, 1998 Tad Walsh, "Foundation explaining polygamy via the Net", Deseret News, February 7, 2007 article on Engebretsen and his polygamy information page posting by Daniel Peterson about his non-connection, Engebretsen's connection, to the More Good Foundation

Jean Edward Smith

Jean Edward Smith was a biographer and the John Marshall Professor of Political Science at Marshall University. He was professor emeritus at the University of Toronto after having served as professor of political economy there for thirty-five years. Smith was on the faculty of the Master of American History and Government program at Ashland University; the winner of the 2008 Francis Parkman Prize and the 2002 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, Smith was called "today’s foremost biographer of formidable figures in American history." A graduate of McKinley High School in Washington, D. C. Smith received an A. B. from Princeton University in 1954. While attending Princeton, Smith was mentored under law professor and political scientist William M. Beaney. Serving in the military from 1954–1961, he rose to the rank of Captain US Army. Smith served in Dachau, Germany. In 1964, he obtained a Ph. D. from the Department of Public Law and Government of Columbia University. Smith began his teaching career as assistant professor of government at Dartmouth College, a post he held from 1963 until 1965.

He became a professor of political economy at the University of Toronto in 1965 until his retirement in 1999. Smith served as visiting professor at several universities during his tenure at the University of Toronto and after his retirement including the Freie Universität in Berlin, Georgetown University, the University of Virginia’s Woodrow Wilson Department of Government and Foreign Affairs, the University of California at San Diego, Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, he died on September 2019 from complications of Parkinson's disease. Smith won the 2008 Francis Parkman Prize for his 2007 biography, he was the 2002 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for Grant, his 2001 biography. The Defense of Berlin. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1963; the Wall as Watershed. Arlington, Virginia: Institute for Defense Analyses, 1966. Germany Beyond the Wall: People and Prosperity. Boston: Little, Brown, 1969; the Papers of Lucius D. Clay: Germany, 1945-1949.

Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 1974. The Evolution of NATO with Four Plausible Threat Scenarios. Ottawa, Canada: Canada Department of National Defence, 1987; the Conduct of American Foreign Policy Debated. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1990. Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Debated. 1988. The Constitution and American Foreign Policy. Lucius D. Clay: An American Life. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1990. George Bush's War. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1992. John Marshall: Definer of a Nation. New York: Henry, Holt & Company, 1996; the Face of Justice: Portraits of John Marshall. Huntington, West Virginia: Huntington Museum of Art, 2001. Grant. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2001. FDR. New York: Random House, 2007. Eisenhower in War and Peace. New York: Random House, 2012. Bush. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016. Appearances on C-SPAN

Scream 4

Scream 4 is a 2011 American slasher film directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson. Produced by Outerbanks Entertainment and distributed by Dimension Films, it is the fourth installment in the Scream film series; the film stars an ensemble cast, which includes David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Anthony Anderson, Alison Brie, Adam Brody, Rory Culkin, Marielle Jaffe, Erik Knudsen, Mary McDonnell, Marley Shelton and Nico Tortorella. The film takes place on the fifteenth anniversary of the original Woodsboro murders and involves Sidney Prescott returning to the town after ten years, as part of her book tour; as soon as she arrives, Ghostface once again begins killing students from Woodsboro High, relying on the rules of remakes. Like its predecessors, Scream 4 combines the violence of the slasher genre with elements of dark comedy and "whodunit" mystery to satirize the clichés of film remakes; the film provides a commentary on the extensive usage of social media and the obsession of internet fame.

The series was intended to be a trilogy, concluding with Scream 3 in 2000. However, in June 2008, The Weinstein Company announced a third sequel was in development, with Craven confirmed to return in March 2010. Principal photography took place from June to September 2010, taking place in and around Ann Arbor, Michigan. During production, Ehren Kruger, who wrote the screenplay for Scream 3, was hired for script rewrites. Reshoots were filmed in early 2011, following test screenings. Scream 4 premiered in Los Angeles on April 11, 2011 and was released in the United States on April 15, 2011; the film grossed $97 million worldwide. It received mixed reviews, with critics praising the performances and humor, with many considering the film to be an improvement over its predecessor. However, others were critical of its lack of scares and reliance on clichéd formulas. Scream 4 was the final film to be directed by Craven before his death in 2015, was followed by an anthology television series developed for MTV and without the involvement of Craven, Arquette and Cox.

On the 15th anniversary of the original Woodsboro massacre, high school students Jenny Randall and Marnie Cooper are murdered by a new Ghostface. The following day, Sidney Prescott, now 32 years old, returns to Woodsboro to promote her new book with her publicist Rebecca Walters. After evidence is found in Sidney's rental car, Sidney becomes a suspect in the murders and must stay in town until they are solved. Sidney's cousin, dealing with the betrayal of her ex-boyfriend, Trevor Sheldon, gets a threatening phone call from Ghostface, as does her friend and neighbor Olivia Morris. Jill and Olivia, alongside their friend Kirby Reed, are questioned about their calls by Dewey Riley, now the sheriff, while one of his deputies, Judy Hicks, assists him in the case. Meanwhile, Dewey's wife, Gale Weathers-Riley, is struggling with writer's block and decides to investigate the murder instead. Sidney stays with her aunt Kate Roberts; that night, Olivia is killed by Ghostface as Jill and Kirby watch in horror.

Sidney and Jill rush in to save Olivia. Sidney fires Rebecca after learning of her plan to use the murders as a means to increase book sales. Rebecca is subsequently murdered in the parking garage by Ghostface. Gale enlists the help of two high school movie fanatics, Charlie Walker and Robbie Mercer, who explains that the killer is using the rules of movie remakes. Charlie concludes that the killer will strike at a party being held that night. Gale goes to the party to investigate. Ghostface flees when Dewey arrives. Dewey takes her to the hospital. At Jill's house, Sidney discovers, she discovers that Jill has left the house and gone to Kirby's. Sidney goes down to tell Kate, but the killer appears, kills Kate, disappears again. After Deputy Judy Hicks arrives, Sidney rushes to Kirby's house to save Jill on her own. Jill, Charlie and Trevor are at Kirby's house when Ghostface appears. Ghostface approaches a drunken Robbie, about to kill him, when he tries to save himself by saying that he's gay, before he is murdered.

Sidney arrives at the house to leave with Jill. Sidney calls Dewey. Kirby is forced to answer horror movie trivia to save Charlie, tied up outside. Meanwhile, Sidney goes upstairs to find Jill. After Kirby answers Ghostface's questions, she goes outside to untie Charlie, he stabs her in the stomach and reveals himself as Ghostface, before leaving her for dead. Sidney is confronted by Charlie and stabbed by a second Ghostface, revealed as Jill. Jill explains that her motive was out of anger and jealousy because of the fame that Sidney had received for surviving the murders, that they intend to frame Trevor as Ghostface. Charlie pulls Trevor out of a closet and Jill kills him. Jill betrays Charlie and kills him as a means to pin him as Trevor's accomplice and make herself the sole survivor. Jill mutilates herself to make it seem as if Trevor attacked her. Dewey and the rest of the police stumble upon the carnage. Sidney and Jill are taken to the hospital. After discovering that Sidney has survived, Jill goes to Sidney's hospital room and attempts to finish her.

Dewey and Judy intervene, having been clued by a detail about Gale's injury that Jill somehow knew. Jill subdues Dewey and Judy and holds Gale at gunpoint, before Sidney kills her with a bullet to the heart. Dewey calls in all police units, as media r

Abdul Wahab Siddiqi

Muhammad Abdul Wahab Siddiqi was a Pakistani Sunni Muslim religious scholar and Sufi master. He was born in 1942, the third son of Muhammad Umar Icharvi, one of Pakistan's leading Sufi scholars of the time, who held the honorary title of Munazare-Azam because of his success in defeating the leaders of rival Islamic sects. Despite being the third son, Abdul Wahab was made the head of the branch of the Naqshbandi Sufi order by his father, he founded or co-founded a number of important Islamic Institutions in the United Kingdom and established the Hijazi Sufi Order. Abdul Wahab is the founder of the Hijazi Naqshbandiya Sufi Order. Before his death he passed on his position as head of the order to his eldest son. Shaykh Faiz-ul-Aqtab Siddiqi. Abdul Wahab was one of the founding members of the Muslim Parliament and helped draft the Muslim Manifesto He was the vice-chair of the Muslim Parliament at the time of his death Hazrat Abdul Wahab Siddiqi was the founder of the Hijaz College based in Nuneaton.

Hazrat Abdul Wahab Siddiqi envisioned that the college would be the first of many educational institutions to revive a model of Islamic Education whereby students learnt both traditional Islamic subjects alongside modern physical and social sciences and mathematics, alongside traditional spirituality or Sufism. Hazrat Abdul Wahab Siddiqi was the Founder of the International Muslim Organisation a political body to unite Muslims in different countries to highlight Islamic Values, forming Islamic Centres, opening schools, constructing mosques and forming research centres, it has branches in the Netherlands, Germany, Trinidad and Sri Lanka. Hazrat Abdul Wahab Siddiqi was considered a qutb, a high form of awliya' and as per custom in the Muslim world, a dargah has been built over his grave, in the grounds of Hijaz College, it is the only one in western Europe. This is an annual event at Hijaz College, aimed at inspiring the British youth to adhere to classical Islam; the Blessed Summit encourages its many guests to reflect upon their lives, take inspiration from the life of Abdul Wahab Siddiqi.

Abdul Wahab Siddiqi trained his four sons in the traditional Islamic sciences and they have all subsequently been educated as professionals, they are: Shaykh Faiz-ul-Aqtab Siddiqi Barrister-at-Law, Shaykh Noor-ul-Aqtab Siddiqi Solicitor, Shaykh Zain-ul-Aqtab Siddiqi Solicitor, Shaykh Qamar-ul-Aqtab Siddiqi Surgeon. His daughter is married to the present CEO of Hijaz College Shaykh Tauqir Ishaq, a qualified Civil Engineer. Shaikhs in South Asia Shaikh Siddiqui Siddiqui Hijazi Naqshbandi Order Hijaz College International Muslims Organisation Siddiqi's Urdu Speech about Ahle-ul-Bayt at Video.aol.com

1616 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1616. January 1 – King James I of England attends the masque The Golden Age Restored, a satire by Ben Jonson on a fallen court favorite, the Earl of Somerset; the King asks for a repeat performance on January 4. February 1 – King James I of England grants Ben Jonson an annual pension of 100 marks, making him de facto poet laureate. March 5 – Nicolaus Copernicus' De revolutionibus orbium coelestium is placed on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum by the Roman Catholic Church. March 19 – Sir Walter Ralegh, English explorer of the New World, is released from the Tower of London, where he was imprisoned for treason and has been composing The Historie of the World, in order to conduct a second expedition in search of El Dorado in South America. April 22 – Miguel de Cervantes dies in Madrid and is buried the following day in the Trinitarias convent there. April 23 – William Shakespeare dies in retirement in Stratford-upon-Avon and is buried two days in the Church of the Holy Trinity there.

June 10 – Foundation date of Ets Haim Library, housed from 1675 at the Portuguese Synagogue. August – Christopher Beeston acquires the lease of the Cockpit off Drury Lane in London and converts it into a theatre. October/November – Ben Jonson's satirical five-act comedy The Devil is an Ass is produced at the Blackfriars Theatre, London, by the King's Men, poking fun at contemporary credence in witchcraft. November 6/25 – Ben Jonson's works are published in a collected folio edition. December 25 – Ben Jonson's Christmas, His Masque is presented before King James I of England. George Chapman's translations of Homer issued in piecemeal fashion, are published complete for the first time, as The Whole Works of Homer, the first full English-language edition. Marie Venier, called Laporte, is the first actress to appear on the stage in Paris. Johannes Valentinus AndreaeChymische Hochzeit Christiani Rosencreutz Anno 1459 Christoph Besold – Axiomata Philosophico-Theologica Dr. John Bullokar – An English Expositor: teaching the interpretation of the hardest words used in our language, with sundry explications and discourses Philipp ClüverGermania Antiqua Fray Martín de Murúa – Historia General del Pirú Francis de Sales, Roman Catholic Bishop of Geneva – Treatise on the Love of God John DeaconTobacco Tortured in the Filthy Fumes of Tobacco Refined Thomas Dekker – The Artillery Garden Robert FluddApologia Compendiaria, Fraternitatem de Rosea Cruce suspicionis Johannes Gysius – Oorsprong en voortgang der Nederlandtscher beroerten Ben Jonson – The Workes of Beniamin Ionson Captain John SmithA Description of New England Giulio Cesare Vanini – De admirandis naturae reginae deaeque mortalium arcanis Anonymous – The Barriers Francis Beaumont and John FletcherThe Scornful Lady published Gerbrand Adriaensz Bredero – Treur-spel van Rodd'rick ende Alphonsus.