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Cooper's Cave

Cooper's Cave is a series of fossil-bearing breccia filled cavities. The cave is located exactly between the well known South African hominid-bearing sites of Sterkfontein and Kromdraai and about 40 kilometres northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa and has been declared a South African National Heritage Site. Cooper's Cave is now recognised as the fifth richest hominid site in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site and one of the richest sites for early hominid stone tools of the Developed Olduwan culture. Excavations are still underway at Cooper's and are being directed by Christine Steininger and Lee Berger of the Institute for Human Evolution and the Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research at the University of the Witwatersrand. Cooper's Cave has provided a rich tool assemblage, provisionally assigned to the Developed Olduwan. Cooper's is arguably the second richest early stone tool site in the Cradle of Humankind area. Cooper's is a series of breccia-filled dolomitic caves that formed in fissures along geological faults.

Cooper's D has been dated by uranium-lead methods to between 1.4 million years ago. Cooper's A, based on the animals recovered, is thought to be about the same age. Prof. Lee Berger: Coopers Cave

Rosebank, Townsville

Rosebank is a heritage-listed detached house at 21 Lawson Street, City of Townsville, Australia. It was built in 1886, it was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992. Rosebank, a substantial, single-storeyed timber residence, was erected c. 1885 for well-known Townsville identities Rose and Andrew Ball. Andrew Ball was one of the first Europeans to explore the Cleveland Bay district, is acknowledged as the founder of Townsville. In 1864 he was managing Woodstock Station for pastoralists Robert Towns and John Melton Black, when Black asked Ball to explore the country to the north, to find a suitable wharfage site at Cleveland Bay from which to handle station produce. Ball, accompanied by Mark Watt Reid and two Aboriginal stockmen, set out in April 1864 and found the mouth of what was called the Ross River; the site Ball selected for a wharf and port was on a tributary of Ross River. Lying beneath the huge sandstone outcrop of Castle Hill, the location reminded Ball of Castletown, the capital of the Isle of Man, and, what he called the place.

When a government town site was surveyed here in 1865, the name was changed from Castletown to Townsville, in honour of Robert Towns. Andrew Ball was occupied for the next few years with pastoral work before returning to Townsville in the late 1860s, was a partner in Ball & Grimaldi, Townsville, in 1869. In 1877 he married Mrs Rose O'Neill and licensee of the Exchange Hotel in Flinders Street since 1873; the Exchange had been erected in 1869 by Edward Head and was made the terminus for the Ravenswood coach service in 1870, but it was the popular Rose O'Neill who improved the hotel's reputation and nearly doubled its size in the mid-1870s. Rose O'Neill purchased the hotel and following her marriage to Andrew Ball and his taking over of the licence in 1877, the Exchange became one of the most popular hotels in town. Ball was charming and known, with business interests both in Townsville and on the goldfields, together, he and Rose developed a large and loyal cliental at the Exchange. In 1881 the two-storeyed timber hotel was destroyed by fire, but Townsville was booming and Ball rebuilt in brick, the substantial new two-storeyed Exchange Hotel opening in 1882.

That year Andrew Ball gave up the licence, he and Rose retiring from hotel work but retaining numerous Townsville business interests. They resided at West End for some years before moving to Rosebank in the mid-1880s. In January 1885 Rose Ball acquired title to a 20 acre site about 3 miles out of town, southwest along the Charters Towers road, at a time when the western and southwestern suburbs of Townsville were emerging as fashionable addresses for successful Townsville businesspersons. On this property Rose and Andrew Ball erected Rosebank, a large timber residence picturesquely situated overlooking a small lagoon and creek; the front entrance drive from the main road crossed a causeway and two bridges over the creek/lagoon became a circular drive lined by bunya pines and mango trees, surrounding a large rose garden in the front yard. The back approach to the house passed through banyan and Moreton Bay fig trees. Rosebank was developed as a self-sufficient semi-rural estate, with a dairy, chicken run, vegetable garden and various storage and fodder sheds, an underground water supply.

Rose Ball developed a fine flower garden and bush house at Rosebank, which were famous in the Townsville district. Andrew Ball died at Rosebank in September 1894, aged 62, his widow remained there until her death in February 1925, aged 83. In January 1912 their only daughter, Annie Alice May, married lawyer Robert Johnstone Douglas a Supreme Court Judge. Mr & Mrs Douglas are understood to have resided at Rosebank from 1912, when they employed Townsville builder E Crowder to renovate the building; the renovations included the installation of a number of pressed metal ceilings, removal of a partition wall to form a library, enlargement of the dining room by opening up the sewing room and pantry, extension of the kitchen. The verandah floorboards were replaced at this time. In 1919, title to the property was transferred from Mrs Ball to her daughter. In 1903 and again in 1971 the house was damaged by cyclones and the owners carried out major alterations and refurbishment to parts of the structure in 1912 and 1972.

Blocks of land on the left side of the house were sold off in the first part of this century and in 1940 the local Council resumed the watercourse in front of Rosebank to create public parkland, reducing the 8.094 hectare property to the house block of today. The Douglas family, one of whom became a leading physician in Townsville, owned the house until September, 1972 when it was purchased by the Lillicrap family who undertook renovations to make it more functional; the Lillicrap family, after many years sold the house to the family that still owns it. Rosebank is a substantial, single-storeyed, timber house resting on low brick piers, with a short-ridge roof of corrugated-iron, wide surrounding verandahs and a detached kitchen wing at the rear, accessed from the back verandah; the single-skinned external walls have deep chamferboards with exposed stud-framing. Decorative details include cast-iron cresting and finials on the roof, cross-braced timber balustrading and ornate timber brackets on the verandahs, a finial and fretwork bargeboards to the small gabled entrance portico at the front.

The interior has some fine pressed metal ceilings, which have

Teslim Folarin

Teslim Kolawole Folarin is a Nigerian politician. Folarin is a son of Alhaja Hamzat Folarin, he stemmed from Baale House in Oja Igbo area of Ibadan North-East Local Government area of Oyo State. Folarin is a ranked traditional Chief in Ibadanland, he is the Laguna Olubadan of Ibadanland. Folarin attended primary school in Lagos. Folarin holds a B. Sc degree in Political Science from the University of Ibadan and a diploma degree from Harvard University, USA, he spent some years gathering valuable civil service experience in the UK, including management roles at the Department of Trade in London before returning to Nigeria in 2002. Folarin joined politics thereafter. Folarin contested and won the senatorial seat to represent Oyo Central in 2003 at the age of 39 years on the platform of the PDP and was re-elected for a second term in 2007 on the platform of the same PDP. Folarin remains the only legislator in Oyo State. At the Senate, he was appointed Leader of the Senate. Folarin served on the Senate Committee on Business & Rules and Transport although his particular interests were in education, power supply and water resources.

Folarin was involved in the Power probe in 2008. As the Leader of the Senate, he led debates on all Executives Bills and sponsored several private Bills himself; these included Armed Forces Pension Act and several others. Folarin won the gubernatorial ticket of his great party, Peoples Democratic Party in 2014, he lost the election to the incumbent Governor Senator Abiola Ajimobi of the All Progressive Congress. Folarin defected to the opposition party All Progressive Congress in December 2017. Folarin was elected as the All Progressive Congress Oyo South senatorial candidate on September, 2018. Folarin won the senatorial position in the 2019 Oyo central senatorial district election defeating the incumbent senator, Mrs. Monsurat Sunmonu and other candidates. Folarin is married with children to Barr. Angela Folarin

Western comics

Western comics is a comics genre depicting the American Old West frontier and set during the late nineteenth century. The term is associated with an American comic books genre published from the late 1940s through the 1950s. Western comics of the period featured dramatic scripts about cowboys, lawmen, bounty hunters and Native Americans. Accompanying artwork depicted a rural America populated with such iconic images as guns, cowboy hats, horses, saloons and deserts, contemporaneous with the setting. Western novels and pulp magazines were popular in the United States from the late 1930s to the 1960s. Western comics first appeared in syndicated newspaper strips in the late 1920s. Harry O'Neill's Young Buffalo Bill, distributed by United Feature Syndicate beginning in 1928, was about a group called The Boy Rangers, was a pioneering example of the form. Starting in the 1930s, Red Ryder, Little Joe, King of the Royal Mounted were syndicated in hundreds of newspapers across the United States. Garrett Price's White Boy was another syndicated strip from the 1930s.

The first Western stories to appear in the comics were in the mid-1930s: National Allied's New Fun Comics #1 ran the modern-West feature "Jack Woods" and the Old West feature "Buckskin Jim". Dell Comics' The Funnies published a run of short adaptations of B-movie Westerns starting in vol. 2, issue #20. Whitman Comics' Crackajack Funnies ran regular Western features beginning with issue #1 in June 1938; the first stand-alone Western comics titles were published by Centaur Publications. Star Ranger and Western Picture Stories both debuted from the publisher in late 1936, cover-dated Feb. 1937. Star Ranger ran for 12 issues, becoming Cowboy Comics for a couple of issues, becoming Star Ranger Funnies; the series ended in October 1939. Western Picture Stories ran four issues in 1937. Dell Comics published Western Action Thrillers #1 shortly thereafter, began publishing Red Ryder Comics reprinting the long-running comic strip, in 1941. Western comics became popular in the years following World War II, when superheroes went out of style.

Adult comics readership had grown during the war years, returning servicemen wanted subjects other than superheroes in their books. The popularity of the Western genre in comic strips and other media gave birth to Western comics, many of which began being published around 1948. Most of the larger publishers of the period jumped headfirst into the Western arena during this period Marvel Comics and its forerunners Timely Comics and Atlas Comics. Kid Colt Outlaw debuted in 1948, running until 1979; the company soon established itself as the most prolific publisher of Western comics with other notable long-running titles, including Rawhide Kid, Two-Gun Kid, Wild Western. The six-issue 1950 Harvey Comics series Boys' Ranch, by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, was a seminal example of the Western comics genre. DC Comics published Western Comics. Charlton Comics published Billy the Kid, Cheyenne Kid, Outlaws of the West, Texas Rangers in Action, the unusual title Black Fury, about a horse that roamed the West righting wrongs.

Both Dell Comics and Fawcett Comics published a number of Western titles, including The Lone Ranger and Hopalong Cassidy. Many issues of Dell's Four Color featured Western stories during the 1950s. Avon Comics published a number of Western comics, the most notable titles being based on historical figures like Jesse James and Wild Bill Hickok. Youthful published the Western titles Gunsmoke, Indian Fighter, Redskin, and Toby Press published its own Billy the Kid Adventure Magazine. The first Western hero to have his adventures published in the comics was the Masked Raider, published by Timely Comics beginning in 1939. Timely/Atlas/Marvel favored Western characters with the word "Kid" in their name, including the Apache Kid, Kid Colt, the Outlaw Kid, the Rawhide Kid, the Ringo Kid, the Two-Gun Kid, the Western Kid—as well as the more obscure heroes the Prairie Kid, the Arizona Kid, the Texas Kid. Other companies followed suit, with DC's Stuff the Wyoming Kid. Black Rider and Phantom Rider were two other Marvel company characters from the genre's peak.

Other early DC Comics Western characters included Johnny Thunder, Pow Wow Smith, the Trigger Twins, Vigilante. Dell Comics featured the Lone Ranger, Dell's Lobo was the medium's first African-American character to headline his own series; the years 1946–1949 saw an explosion of titles "starring" Western film actors and cowboy singers. Every star, major or minor, had their own title at some point.

Rudolf Besier

Rudolf Wilhelm Besier was a Dutch/English dramatist and translator best known for his play The Barretts of Wimpole Street. He worked with Hugh Walpole and May Edginton on dramatisations. Besier was born in Blitar, East Java, in 1878 as the son of an English mother, Margaret Ann Collinson, the Dutch soldier Rudolf Wilhelm Besier, who died six months before he was born and after whom he was named, he had some limited success early in his career in England. Followed a series of plays dramas, but including some satires and comedies. In 1912 he collaborated with H. G. Wells on dramatising Wells's Kipps. Secrets was written with May Edginton. Besier's major success came with The Barretts of Wimpole Street, based on Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning's courtship. After being rejected by two London producers, it premièred at the Malvern Festival of 1930, directed by Sir Barry Jackson. Besier failed to interest American producers, 27 of whom rejected his play, but the actress Katharine Cornell took a personal interest in it.

She had it staged in Cleveland in 1931, in New York. It was revived and produced in many countries, was made into two films and a musical. Rudolf Besier died in Surrey in 1942, aged 63; the Virgin Goddess Don, 1908 Olive Latimer's Husband, 1909 The Foolish Virgin Lady Patricia, 1911 Kipps Her Country Robin's Father Secrets, 1922 A Lesson in Love, 1922 Prude's Fall The Barretts of Wimpole Street.

Katherine Larson

Katherine Larson is an American poet, molecular biologist and field ecologist. She is the 2010 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition and her first collection of poetry, Radial Symmetry, was published by Yale University Press in 2011. Larson's father worked as a professor of forestry and environmental science, she graduated from Flagstaff High School, Arizona, in 1996, went on to the University of Arizona, where she took a Bachelor of Science degree in ecology and evolutionary biology, a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative writing and English. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from the University of Virginia, where she was a Henry Hoyns fellow in creative writing. Larson works as a research scientist in the field of molecular biology. Larson's work has appeared in anthologies such as Prentice Hall’s Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing, as well as in the journals AGNI, Boulevard, The Kenyon Review, The Massachusetts Review, Notre Dame Review, Poetry Northwest.

She has cited Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, Pablo Neruda and Tomas Tranströmer among her formative influences, as well as Medbh McGuckian, Ciaran Carson and Seamus Heaney from a semester spent studying in Ireland when she was in college. In 2003, Larson won a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship and she is a recipient of The Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Poetry Prize. In 2009 Larson collaborated with artist Heather Green on The Ghost Net Project at the University of Arizona's Poetry Center. 25 shadow boxes, each paired with a poem by Larson, were constructed from salvaged shrimp-boat wood and filled with flotsam and jetsam as a way of examining cultural and ecological relationships in the Gulf of California, where Larson had lived and worked for six months. In 2010, Larson was selected by Louise Glück as winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition, her first collection of poetry, Radial Symmetry, was published by Yale University Press in 2011. The book was praised in The Independent for "an extraordinary wakefulness, an immersion in nuance that enriches experience", while The Paris Review said: "The natural world has never felt more physical, more alive with tiny movements and infinite textures".

Bookforum enjoyed its "measured sensuousness". In 2012, Radial Symmetry won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, the $10,000 award given annually to poets of promise by Claremont Graduate University; the collection was awarded the Levis Reading Prize from Virginia Commonwealth University and the ForeWord Magazine Gold Medal Prize in the Poetry Category. In an interview with The Kenyon Review, Larson said: "I live more authentically. I pay more attention. I’m more curious. More imaginative. I ask more interesting questions. Writing allows me to approach my life with a greater passion", adding: "When I’m able to spend at least part of my life traversing the landscape of my mind, I’m paradoxically able to be more present to the people and the world around me."Larson lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband and daughter. Radial symmetry, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011. ISBN 9780300169195, OCLC 765960354