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Dave Brown (rugby league)

David Michael Brown was one of Australia's greatest rugby league footballers. Brown in his distinctive headgear was said to be one of the most admired sights in the game during the 1930s, he won two premierships with Easts and scored so many points and goals and established so many records that he is referred to as "the Bradman of league". In 2003 Brown was inducted into the Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame and in 2008 he was named in the New South Wales rugby league team of the century. In 2018, Brown joined Rugby League's elite by being inducted as a Rugby League Immortal. Brown was born New South Wales, Australia; as a child Brown lost the top of his thumb in a lawn-mowing accident. While playing football at school he badly broke an arm, dislocating the elbow and causing severe nerve damage which cost him the use of two fingers on his right hand. Despite these setbacks Brown was an all-round sportsman – an A-grade tennis player, champion junior surfer and a representative cricketer. Brown attended Sydney's Waverley College under the tuition of Arthur Hennessy, Australia's first rugby league test captain, the school sporting coach at the time.

The powerfully built centre joined the Eastern Suburbs club straight out of school. After just a handful of lower grade games Brown was promoted to the top grade; the following year aged just eighteen Brown was selected to represent his state – New South Wales in 3 interstate matches against Queensland. Soon after the teenager lost all his hair, after contracting a virus while swimming and took to wearing a hairpiece to cover his baldness. At the beginning of the 1932 season, aged just nineteen years and twelve days, Brown was named captain of the Eastern Suburbs club; the following year he was selected for the 1933–34 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain. On the boat trip over one of his teammates, unable to stand the sight of Brown's hairpiece any longer, tossed it out one of the ship's portholes, causing him to begin wearing his trademark headgear. On the tour he played in 32 matches, including all 3 Tests, scoring 285 points, at the time the greatest number attained by an Australian player on tour from 19 tries and 114 goals.

In an exhibition match played in on a snow-covered ground between England and Australia, Brown scored 6 tries and kicked 9 goals for a total of 36 points. Once home in Sydney, Brown led a star-studded Easts side to the 1934 minor premiership, losing to Western Suburbs in the premiership decider. In the following season – 1935, Easts lost just 1 match and captured their fifth premiership, That 1935 season was Brown’s best. In just fifteen club matches, his 1935 record try tally still stands: indeed Newtown winger Ray Preston remains the only other player to score more than 30 tries in a season, totaling 34 during the 1954 season. In the first round match against Canterbury-Bankstown Brown scored a premiership record 45 points, with the 15 goal tally standing as the record for goals in a match. In the second round match against Canterbury-Bankstown he scored a further 38 points, which stands as the equal record for the second-most points in a premiership match, he recorded further records in round 16 when he scored 26 against North Sydney in round 18 against Balmain he notched up a further 32 points, from 6 tries and 7 goals.

The pointscoring wizard amassed 385 points that year. What make his records all the more impressive is that during the 1934, 1935 and 1936 seasons Brown was not the only goalkicker at the club, with teammate Jack Beaton taking many of the easier shots for goal. On 28 September 1935, at just 22 years and 177 days Brown was named as the youngest Australian captain, led his country to a series victory over New Zealand. In 1936 Easts again took out the NSWRL season title, this time finishing undefeated. At the end of the 1936 season Brown accepted an offer from English rugby league club, Warrington, a four-year deal worth 1,000 pounds for the first season. Brown played right-centre, i.e. number 3, scored 2-tries in Warrington's 8-4 victory over Barrow in the 1937–38 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1937–38 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 23 October 1937. Brown played 93 matches for the Warrington Wolves, scoring 326 points -- 91 goals. In a cup semi final against St Helens Brown kicked what he considers to be his finest goal, it is recounted this way.

"with the scores locked at 2-all in the dying moments Warrington were awarded a penalty near the touch-line and five-yards on their own side of half-way, Brown took the shot, guiding it between the posts to give Warrington a 4–2 win and a spot in the Cup final." But Brown never enjoyed quite the same level of success in England. Once home Brown rejoined the Eastern Suburbs club, playing in the remaining matches of the 1939 season. In 1940 with Dave Brown appointed as captain and coach of the side, Easts finished the year at the top of the league ladder and despite losing Brown with a leg injury, managed to capture another premiership. 1941 was to be Brown's last season. Easts again finished first at the end of the regular season but went down to St George in the premiership decider. Brown at twenty-nine years old announced his retirement following the match. After his retirement from the game Brown took up a position as the games liaison officer, promoting rugby league in schools, he spent time coaching and promoting the game in South Africa Dave B


Xique-Xique is a municipality in the state of Bahia in the North-East region of Brazil. Its estimated population in 2014 was 48,210 inhabitants, it is a regional economic center. Xique-Xique takes its name from Pilosocereus polygonus, common to the region; the first exploratory expedition to the region was in 1545, carried out by the administration of Tomé de Souza, the first governor-general of the Portuguese colony of Brazil. A fazenda, or large-scale plantation, was established Cabo da Ipueira in the 17th century by the Portuguese Theobaldo Miranda Pires de Carvalho. Before ending the seventeenth century a gold-mining group called the Sierra Assuruá settled in Belvedere Island created the 1st core population inhabited by Europeans. List of municipalities in Bahia

Iris barnumiae subsp. demawendica

Iris barnumiae subsp. Demawendica is a species in the genus Iris, it is in the subgenus of Iris and in the Oncocyclus section, it is a rhizomatous perennial, from Elburz Mountains in Iran. It was thought to be a separate species before going through various changes before being classed as a subspecies of Iris barnumiae, it has erect, grey-green leaves and two large flowers, which come in shades from claret-red, violet-blue, to dark purple, with a white or cream beard. It is cultivated as an ornamental plant in temperate regions, due to the environmental conditions it prefers, it is a geophyte, with small rhizomes and short fibrous secondary roots. The roots do not multiply quickly, to make clumps of plants; the leaves are grass-like and grey green. They can grow up to 15 cm long, between 0.4 and 0.7 cm wide. After the blooms died, the leaves die back, it has a slender peduncle, that can grow up to 15 cm tall. The stems hold 2 terminal flowers, which bloom between May, or June to July; the flowers are larger than Iris iberica, come in shades from claret-red, violet, violet-blue, to dark purple.

Like other irises, it has 2 pairs of petals, 3 large sepals, known as the'falls' and 3 inner, smaller petals, known as the'standards'. The falls are larger, wider than I. barnumiae. They have deep violet-red veins, a narrow and sometimes unseen, darker signal patch. In the middle of the falls, is a narrow, row of short hairs called the'beard', white, grey-white, or cream; the standards are paler than the falls. After the iris has flowered, it produces a seed capsule; as most irises are diploid, having two sets of chromosomes, this can be used to identify hybrids and classification of groupings. In 1977, 47 species of the irises in the Oncocyclus section were analysed, found to have a chromosome count of 2n=20; the Latin specific epithet demawendica refers to Mount Damavand in Iran, where the iris can be found. It is sometimes referred to as demavendica. On 4 June 1902, a specimen of the iris, was collected from'Persia borealis' by J. Bornmuller, A. Bornmuller, it was first published as Iris demawendica by Joseph Friedrich Nicolaus Bornmüller in 1902.

It was published in Gardeners' Chronicle in 1906, Vol. 3339 on page364. It was classified as being a member of the Cushion Iris group. In 1908, it was re-assessed by Bornmuller and renamed as a variant of Iris acutiloba, it was published as Iris acutiloba var. demawendica in Bull. Herb. Boissier Vol. II, Edition 8 on page 727. In 1912, it was re-assessed by Dykes and renamed Iris demawendica Dykes in Gen. Iris on page 123. In 1950, it was re-assessed by Karl Heinz Rechinger and re-published as Iris acutiloba var. demawendica, in Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien lvii. Page 68. and with an illustration in Botanical Magazine Vol.448 in 1964. It was finally re-assessed and classed as I. barnumiae subsp. Demawendica by B. Mathew and Wendelbo in'Flora Iranica' Vol.112 on page 35 in 1975. It is listed in the Encyclopedia of Life as'Iris barnumiae subsp. Demawendica', in the Catalogue of Life, it has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List as of June 2016. It is native to Asia as a Irano-Turanian species, it is found within the Elburz Mountains.

Between the Khandavan Pass, to Firouzkuh, including the Jahan Nama Protected Area. It grows on the rocky mountain slopes, they can be found at an altitude of 2,300–4,200 m above sea level. In 1903, a specimen of the species was given from Max Leichtlin. Iris demawendica was listed for sale by Barr and Sons in 1904, it is hardy, when planted at the base of a wall. In winter, it must not have its roots in water, as the frost will kill the rhizomes in summer, water around the roots provides host for viruses. In Kandevan, Iran it has been found that Davidiella tassiana Crous & U. Braun and Pleospora chlamydospora Sacc. can be found on Iris barnumiae subsp. Demawendica Mathew & Wendelbo. Irises can be propagated by division, or by seed growing; every three years, the clumps of irises are divided, as the plants are likely to get bacterial rot if they suffer any moisture or humidity. They are best re-planted in late September when temperatures are low and humidity is low; this is when the plants generate root and shoot growth.

Irises require a period of cold a period of warmth and heat they need some moisture. Some seeds need stratification, which outdoors. Seedlings are potted on when they have 3 leaves. Like many other irises, most parts of the plant are poisonous, if mistakenly ingested can cause stomach pains and vomiting. Handling the plant may cause skin irritation or an allergic reaction. On 2 March 1991, Iran published a set of stamps called the'Flora of Iran' collection, which included I. demawendica. Data related to Iris barnumae subsp. Demavendica at Wikispecies Has an image of the iris Has many images of Oncocyclus irises including I. demavendica Has an image of I. demavendica

Bill Harris (musician)

Bill Harris was a jazz trombonist. Early in his career, Harris performed with Benny Goodman, Charlie Barnet, Eddie Condon, he is remembered for his broad, thick tone and quick vibrato that remained for the duration of each tone. He joined Woody Herman's First Herd in 1944, he was in the Four Brothers Second Herd during the late 1940s, he worked with Herman again in the 1950s. He teamed up with Charlie Ventura and with Chubby Jackson. Together with Flip Phillips, he became a stalwart of Benny Goodman's group in 1959, although it has been said that Goodman was irritated at Harris because of Harris' indifferent approach to "sight-reading," the skill of playing unseen written music with fluency, an ability which Goodman and trumpeter Harry James bost possessed; as an improviser, Harris seemed comfortable playing among divergent stylists, as shown on "Jazz at the Philharmonic" recordings, as his "one-off" style seemed to work in any context, from Dixieland, to swing, or bebop. His solo on "Bijou" with Herman remains a classic, while his idiosyncratic treatment of the ballad "Everything Happens to Me" is noted for its vocality, his treatment of the ballad "Everywhere" was inspiration for Roswell Rudd's free-contrapuntal "Everywhere."

Harris worked in Las Vegas retiring to Florida. Jack Teagarden, Benny Morton, Bill Harris, Vic Dickenson, Claude Jones: Trombone Time Bill Harris Collates With Benny Carter Benny Carter Plays Pretty New Jazz Sounds With Woody Herman Songs for Hip Lovers With Charlie Parker Big Band With Billy Ver Planck Jazz for Playgirls With Ben Webster Bill Harris and Friends Bill Harris at AllMusic Article at Online Trombone Journal

Troy Bell (politician)

Troy Stephen Bell is an Australian politician representing the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Mount Gambier. Representing the South Australian Division of the Liberal Party of Australia at the 2014 state election, he became an independent in 2017, after being accused of misappropriating more than $2 million of public money. Bell was born in Mount Gambier where he attended the Suttontown and Mulga Street Primary School and completed his secondary education at Grant High School. Bell went on to complete a Bachelor of Education at the University of South Australia. Bell held many positions within the Education Sector in rural areas of South Australia. Bell began his teaching career at the Port Augusta Secondary School. Bell decided to move to Mount Gambier where he established the Independent Learning Centre at Mount Gambier in 2007. Bell was elected to the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Mount Gambier at the 2014 state election for a four-year term. In January 2016 Bell was appointed the Chair of the Liberal Party's Regional Affiairs Committee.

Bell quit the Liberals and became an independent on 17 August 2017 after being charged the week prior with 20 counts of theft and six counts of dishonestly dealing with documents. Resulting from the state ICAC, it is alleged that between 2009 and 2013, Bell dishonestly dealt with more than $2million of public money, that he used documents known to be false, with the intention of claiming a benefit for himself, he released a statement claiming he is "innocent of these allegations of theft and dishonesty and will defend them in court". He intends to remain in parliament. Ahead of the 2018 election, the Liberals re-opened preselection in his seat and instead endorsed Craig Marsh as the Liberal candidate for Mount Gambier. Bell announced. A ReachTEL poll of 655 voters in the electorate was conducted on 13 February 2018, a month before the election, which unexpectedly found Bell, running as an independent candidate would retain his seat after preferences leading the primary vote on 36 percent; the Liberals were on 28.5 percent, Labor was on 13 percent, new SA Best was on 11 percent, others were collectively on 6 percent, with the remaining 5 percent undecided.

On 17 March 2018 Troy Bell was elected as an independent member for Mount Gambier. Bell and his wife Michaela have 3 children, they are involved in many community and sporting organisations. These include the Rotary Club of Mount Gambier, South Gambier Football Club and the Kongorong Football Club. Parliamentary Profile

Hughes Memorial, Corris

The Hughes Memorial in Corris is a memorial obelisk commemorating Alfred W Hughes, who served as a surgeon in the Second Boer War. He died of fever in South Africa in 1900. In 2013, Professor Chris Williams of Swansea University described it as one of the most important objects in Welsh history. Alfred W. Hughes was born on 31 July 1861 at Fronwen, his family's house at Garneddwen, between Corris and Aberllefenni, his father, was the manager of the Aberllefenni Slate Quarry. He had three brothers, Llywelyn and Arthur who married author Molly Thomas in 1897. Alfred trained as a draper in Dolgellau for a short time took a job as a clerk at Aberllefenni quarry, he trained with a local doctor and in 1882 he went to Edinburgh University to study medicine. In 1889, he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. In 1890, he was appointed Professor of the Edinburgh Medical College. In 1893 he became the first Dean of the School of Medicine at Cardiff University, where he founded an anatomical museum.

In 1897, he was appointed the Professor of Anatomy at King’s College in London. In 1897, Hughes left King's College, he joined the British Army and from 1899 he served in the Boer War. He ran the Welsh Hospital in Springfontein. While on service he contracted typhoid and died on 3 November 1900; the memorial is a celtic cross carved from pink granite. It was designed by William Goscombe John; the Upper Corris Tramway curved round the memorial on the north sides. The inscription on the monument reads: In memory of ALFRED W. HUGHES F. R. C. S. Professor of Anatomy, Kings College, London who began his life's work among these hills and died of fever contracted in the South African war while superintending The Welsh Hospital which he originated and organized Born at Fronwen, Corris July 31st 1861 Died November 3rd 1900 erected by public subscription On 9 December 1999, the monument was listed as a Grade II listed building by Cadw