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Crater Lakes National Park

Crater Lakes is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 1367 km northwest of Brisbane. The park contains Lake Barrine and Lake Eacham. Both lakes have walking trails around the lake. In 1934, the Queensland Government created Lake Eacham National Park. In 1988, UNESCO declared the Wet Tropics of Queensland a World Heritage site with 14 areas protected, one of, 484 hectares at Lake Barrine and 505 hectares at Lake Eacham. In 1994, the Queensland Government merged Lake Barrine National Park and Lake Eacham National Park to form Crater Lakes National Park. Protected areas of Queensland

The Simon and Garfunkel Collection: 17 of Their All-Time Greatest Recordings

The Simon and Garfunkel Collection: 17 of Their All-Time Greatest Recordings is the second compilation album by Simon & Garfunkel, issued outside of the United States in November 1981, 2 months after their landmark Concert at Central Park. All songs written by Paul Simon, except where noted "I Am a Rock" "Homeward Bound" "America" "The 59th Street Bridge Song" "Wednesday Morning, 3 A. M." "El Condor Pasa" "At the Zoo" "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" "The Boxer" "The Sound of Silence" "Mrs. Robinson" "Keep the Customer Satisfied" "Song for the Asking" "A Hazy Shade of Winter" "Cecilia" "Old Friends/Bookends Theme" "Bridge over Troubled Water"Producers: Tom Wilson, Bob Johnston, Paul Simon, Arthur Garfunkel, Roy Halee Paul Simon - Guitar, Vocals Art Garfunkel - Vocals

Bob Kucera

Robert Charles Kucera APM is a former Australian politician, a member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 2001 to 2008, representing the seat of Yokine. A high-ranking police officer before entering parliament, he served as a minister in the government of Geoff Gallop from 2001 to 2005, but resigned over a conflict of interest. Kucera represented the Labor Party for most of his career, but lost preselection prior to the 2008 state election, resigned to sit as an independent for the final months of his term. Kucera was born in Wales, to Norah Gertrude and Karel "Charlie" Kucera, his mother was Welsh, while his father was a member of the Czechoslovak Air Force, the two met while stationed at Pembroke Dock during World War II. Kucera's father returned to Wales after the war, during his childhood the family lived for periods in Cardiff and in the small village of Mamhilad; the family emigrated to Australia in 1964. Kucera joined Western Australia Police in 1966, remained with the force until 2001, when he resigned to run for parliament.

He was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study policing overseas in 1991, from 1999 to 2001 served as assistant commissioner to Barry Matthews. Kucera has been awarded the Australian Police Medal, the National Police Service Medal, the National Medal, the Western Australia Police Medal. At the 2001 state election, Kucera was recruited by the Labor Party's leader, Geoff Gallop, to stand for the party in the seat of Yokine, he defeated the sitting Liberal member, Kim Hames, a minister in the government of Richard Court. After being election, Kucera was made Minister for Health in Gallop's new ministry, he served in the position until a reshuffle in June 2003, after which he was instead made Minister for Tourism, Minister for Small Business, Minister for Sport and Recreation, Minister for Peel and the South-West. After the 2005 state election, another reshuffle occurred, with Kucera's titles becoming Minister for Disability Services, Minister for Sport and Recreation, Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests, Minister for Seniors.

In October 2005, Kucera resigned from the ministry after claims of a conflict of interest. He and his wife both held shares in Alinta, an energy supply company, when cabinet made a $90 million decision that would benefit the company. Prior to the 2008 state election, Kucera's seat, was abolished in an electoral redistribution, was split between the new districts of Mount Lawley and Nollamara, he contested Labor preselection for the seat of Mount Lawley, but lost to journalist and lobbyist Karen Brown, a supporter of Alan Carpenter. As a result, he resigned from the Labor Party to sit as an independent, he considered running as an independent at the election, but announced his retirement from politics, expressing a desire to spend more time with his family. Kucera rejoined the Labor Party, in February 2012 was invited by the party's new leader, Mark McGowan, to again contest preselection in Mount Lawley, he was successful, but at the 2013 state election was defeated by the sitting Liberal member, Michael Sutherland.

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Heinrich Severloh

Heinrich Severloh was a soldier in the German 352nd Infantry Division stationed in Normandy in 1944. He became infamous for a memoir WN 62 – Erinnerungen an Omaha Beach Normandie, 6. Juni 1944, published in 2000; this book is noted for the authors' claim that as a machine gunner, Severloh inflicted over 1,000 and maybe over 2,000 casualties to the American soldiers landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day. Subsequent to the book being published, some have referred to Severloh as "The Beast of Omaha." However, Severloh's claim is not viewed as credible by either German historians. Total US casualties from all sources along the five-mile length of Omaha Beach on D-Day are estimated at about 2,400. Severloh was born into a farming family in Metzingen in the Lüneburg Heath area of North Germany, close to the small city of Celle. Conscripted into the Wehrmacht on July 23, 1942, at the age of 19, Severloh was assigned to the 19th Light Artillery Replacement Division in Hanover, he was transferred to France in August to join the 3rd Battery of the 321st Artillery Regiment, where he trained as a dispatch rider.

In December 1942, he was sent to the Eastern Front and assigned to the rear of his division to drive sleighs. As punishment for making dissenting remarks, he was forced to perform physical exertions which left him with permanent health problems and necessitated six-month convalescence in hospital. After this, he went on leave to his family's farm to help gather the harvest. In October 1943, Severloh was sent for non-commissioned officer training in Brunswick, but was recalled after less than a month to rejoin his unit, reclassified as the 352nd Infantry Division and was stationed in Normandy. Omaha Beach extends for 5 miles from east of Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes to west of Vierville-sur-Mer; the beach defences at Omaha consisted of 8 concrete bunkers containing 75 mm or greater artillery, 35 pillboxes, 18 anti-tank guns, six mortar pits, 35 Nebelwerfer, 85 machine gun nests, 6 tank turrets and supporting infantry. Infantry deployments on the Beach consisted of five companies concentrated at 15 strongpoints called Widerstandsnester, numbered WN-60 in the east to WN-74 in the west.

Severloh was part of the largest strongpoint defending Omaha Beach. The American plan of attack divided Omaha Beach into ten sectors, codenamed Able, Charlie, Dog Green, Dog White, Dog Red, Easy Green, Easy Red, Fox Green and Fox Red. WN-62 at the eastern side of Omaha Beach overlooked both Easy Fox Green sectors. WN-62 was 332 meters long by 324 meters wide and between 12 and 50 meters above the beach, depending on the distance from the shore, with a good overview of the beach area; the foxhole Severloh fired from was 170 meters from the sea wall and around 450 meters from the landing area of the first wave of Higgins Boats. On D-Day WN-62 was manned by 27 members of the 716th Infantry Division and 13 members of Severloh's 352nd Division, whose task was to direct fire of the 10.5 cm artillery batteries located 5 kilometres inland at Houtteville. Defences included two type H669 concrete casemates, one empty and the other with a 75mm artillery piece, a 50mm anti-tank gun, two 50mm mortars, a twin-barrelled MG34 7.92mm machine gun on an anti-aircraft mount and two prewar Polish machine guns.

Another 50 mm anti-tank gun covered the rear, the perimeter was ringed by barbed wire and anti personnel mines. Severloh was assigned to a Senior Lieutenant Bernhard Frerking as an orderly. While Frerking coordinated the artillery fire of the battery at Houtteville from a bunker, Severloh says he manned a MG42 machine gun, fired on approaching American troops with the machine gun and two Karabiner 98k rifles, he claimed to have fired over 400 with the rifles. Interviewed in 2004, he said: "It was at least 1,000 men, most more than 2,000, but I do not know. It was awful. Thinking about it makes me want to throw up." Severloh retreated to the nearby village of Colleville-sur-Mer, with Kurt Warnecke from the 352nd and Franz Gockel from the 716th, where he surrendered the next day. His commanding officer, Lt. Frerking and most of the other defenders of WN-62 were killed at their posts by American troops. Severloh was first sent as a prisoner of war to United States. In December 1946, he was transferred to Bedfordshire, England as forced labor working on road construction.

Severloh was returned to Germany in March 1947 after his father wrote to the British military authorities saying he was needed to work back on the farm. Severloh's story became known for the first time in 1960, when his testimony was used in Paul Carell's book Sie kommen! Die Invasion der Amerikaner und Briten in der Normandie 1944. In the 1960s an American military chaplain, David Silva, wounded by three bullets in the chest on Omaha Beach, was contacted by Severloh - who had found his name in the Cornelius Ryan book The Longest Day, they met several times, including at the 2005 reunion of Allied Forces in Normandy. On 5 June 2004 RTL showed a two-hour documentary in co-production with CBC Radio: "Mortal enemies of Omaha Beach – the story of an unusual friendship," by the filmmaker Alexander Czogalla. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the landing in Normandy, a one-hour documentary was broadcast on June 6, 1984 by the American broadcaster ABC; as part of the research, Heinrich Severloh gave a four-hour interview.

In 2000, Severloh's memoir, WN 62 – Erinnerungen an Omaha Beach Normandie, 6. Juni 1944, ghostwritten by Helmut Konrad von Keusgen

My Type

"My Type" is a song by American indie pop band Saint Motel. It was released as the lead single from their EP of the same name in January 2014. Two music videos were made for "My Type"; the first video was released on January 20, 2014 to coincide with the release of the song's 7" vinyl release. Directed by Sam Winkler, it features lead singer A. J. Jackson in a clip filmed at an Italian discoteca with Raffaella Carrà; the second video was directed by Jackson. Employing 70s television retro monochrome video effects, it features an "encounter group" type house-meeting which descends into a raucous party, as an "eye-in-the-sky" helicopter television reporter circles overhead. Jackson described the video as "early'70s cigarette ads and New York street photography." And said "We didn't want it to be a period piece. It's not if you watch it. It's not accurate to any time. By not being accurate to any time, it serves all time—retrofuturism"; the song has been featured in Paper Towns and Mr. Right; the song has appeared on the soundtracks of video games FIFA 15 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2016.

In television, the song has been used as an ident for the German show "Wer weiß denn sowas?", is heard in the 100th episode of The Blacklist, a sample of the song was used in TV commercials for Uber and for the streaming service Now TV. It is the theme for British television company NowTV, being used in all their adverts. Saint Motel — SM004 — 7" vinyl singleElektra — 548249-1 — My Type 10" vinyl EP

Glassell Park Elementary School

Glassell Park Elementary School is an elementary school listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located at 2211 W. Avenue 30, in the Glassell Park neighborhood of California, it is a PK-6 active school. The principal is Ms. Jumie Sugahara, it was built in 1924 in Spanish Colonial Revival style. Following the 1933 Long Beach earthquake it was updated in P. W. A. Moderne architecture to make repairs and to meet new earthquake-related building codes; the school's main presentation to the public is its long, south-facing facade along W. Avenue 30 of length 190 feet, its 100-foot building frontage on Carlyle Street is less visible. The property was deemed notable in the area of social history. Only the 1924/35 school building and its portion of grounds were deemed to be contributing resources. Modular classrooms, playground areas, a 1951-built cafeteria were considered intrusions that do not add to the historic character of the property. List of Registered Historic Places in Los Angeles List of Los Angeles Unified School District schools Andrew Glassell Glassell Park Elementary School website