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Davies Creek National Park

Davies Creek National Park is in Far North Queensland, Australia, 1,392 km northwest of Brisbane, 20 km south west of Cairns. The park is located on the Atherton Tableland within the Barron River water catchment, it lies within Wet Tropics of Queensland bioregions. It is picturesque with the Davies Creek Falls and open eucalypt woodland. Davies Creek raises in the Lamb Range and flows into the Barron River; the park is important as a preserve of an endangered species. A total of five rare or threatened species have been identified in the park; the park can be reached on the Kennedy Highway 21 km southwest of Kuranda. There is a picnic area beside the creek with toilets available; the water of the creek must be boiled for at least five minutes before drinking it. There is a two km walking trail upstream. Camping is permitted. Permits must be obtained and fees paid before arrival. Protected areas of Queensland

Alice Lardé de Venturino

Alice Lardé de Venturino was a Salvadoran poet and writer. Internationally recognized for her lyric poems, Lardé published scientific works, she has been recognized by the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador and the government of Chile, both of whom have renamed public streets and offices in her name. Alice Lardé Arthés was born on 29 June 1895 in San Salvador, El Salvador to Amalia Arthés Echeverría and Jorge Lardé Bourdon, her father was of French heritage and was born in Baton Rouge, coming to El Salvador at the age of eleven in 1869. Her father was a chemical engineer and her mother was a teacher. Lardé was one of eight siblings: Jorge, Luis, Maria, Carlos and Zelie, who grew up on a farm near Lake Ilopango; the family was well-to-do and the children had a privileged education. Her brother Jorge would become a noted geologist and seismologist, her brother Enrique was a writer and editor, her sister Zélie would become a noted painter. Carlos became a surgeon and moved to the United States, where his daughter, Alicia became the spouse of Nobel Laureate, John Forbes Nash Jr. Lardé's first publications appeared in the Salvadoran magazine Espiral in 1919.

The journal was edited by Miguel Ángel Chacón and her brother and she collaborated with it through 1922. In 1921, she published her first volume of Pétalos del alma in San Salvador. On 16 July 1924, she married the Chilean sociologist, Agustín Venturino Poetry books followed, including Alma viril, Sangre del trópico which were both published in Santiago; the couple soon moved to Buenos Aires, where she continued to write and publish for the newspaper Patria. While she was in Argentina, she served as a delegate for El Salvador to the Feminist Encounter, held in 1925, she collaborated with Mexican newspapers, publishing in El Heraldo, Excélsior, La Revista de Yucatán, among others. In 1927, Lardé was a delegate to the International Feminist Congress in Favor of Peace, held in Brazil. Fifty-six of her poems were included in volume 53 of the anthology Poesías: colección las mejores poesías de los mejores poetas. It, like Belleza El nuevo mundo polar were published in Spain. Mexican poet and member of the Mexican Academy of Language, Juan B.

Delgado compared Lardé's skill with words comparable to those of Gabriela Mistral or Alfonsina Storni. In 1939, Lardé was recognized in Chile when both a library and a public school were named in her honor. From the 1940s, many of her publications included scientific works including: La dinámica terrestre y sus fenómenos inherentes, ¿Es la electricidad el origen de la vida y de la muerte?, Mi América: Odisea de un Colegial Salvadoreño a través de Centro y Sudamérica, Fórmulas gráficas prácticas del vitaoculiscopio y oculivita, La Electricidad: Alma Mater Universal, Fenómenos Cosmológicos y Biopsicológicos, La frigidez sexual de la mujer, El Volumen Poético Antológico Grito al Sol. In November 1976, Lardé was honored by the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador and in 1979, she was honored by the Unión de Mujeres Americanas as the Woman of the Year. Lardé died on 13 October 1983 leaving around thirty unpublished manuscripts. In 1998, a postage stamp bearing her likeness was issued in a series Celebrating Women.

In 2003, she was selected with a group of noted Salvadoran women as one of the names to be included in a street and park renaming project. The National Library of El Salvador hosted an exhibition, El legado literario de mujeres escritoras in 2016; the event featured the works of the three dominant Salvadoran poets of their era: Lardé, along with Prudencia Ayala and Josefina Peñate y Hernández. Cañas-Dinarte, Carlos. Diccionario de autoras y autores de El Salvador. San Salvador, El Salvador: Concultura, Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y el Arte. ISBN 978-9-992-30086-2. Cañas Dinarte, Carlos. Diccionario escolar de autores salvadoreños. San Salvador, El Salvador: Dirección de Publicaciones e Impresos, Concultura. OCLC 492582541. Galindo, David Escobar. Indice antológico de la poesía salvadoreña. San Salvador, El Salvador: UCA Editores. ISBN 978-8-484-05054-4

Bronx River

The Bronx River 24 miles long, flows through southeast New York in the United States and drains an area of 38.4 square miles. It is named after colonial settler Jonas Bronck; the Bronx River is the only fresh water river in New York City. It rose in what is now the Kensico Reservoir, in Westchester County north of New York City. With the construction of the Kensico Dam in 1885, the river was cut off from its natural headwaters and today a small tributary stream serves as its source; the Bronx River flows south past White Plains south-southwest through the northern suburbs in New York, passing through Edgemont, Tuckahoe and Bronxville. It forms the border between the large cities of Yonkers and Mount Vernon, flows into the northern end of The Bronx, where it divides East Bronx from West Bronx, southward through Bronx Park, New York Botanical Garden, the Bronx Zoo and continues through neighborhoods of the South Bronx, it empties into the East River, a tidal strait connected to Long Island Sound, between the Soundview and Hunts Point neighborhoods.

In the 17th century, the river—called by the natives "Aquehung"—served as a boundary between loosely associated bands under sachems of the informal confederacy of the Wecquaesgeek, Europeanized as the Wappinger. The same line would be retained when manors were granted to the English; the Algonkian significance of the name is variously reported. The tract purchased by Jonas Bronck in 1639 lay between the Harlem River and the river that came to be called "Bronck's river". During the 19th and 20th centuries, the river became a natural sewer into which industrial waste was poured every day. An early mill on the industrialized river was the Lorillard Snuff Mill, preserved in the grounds of the New York Botanical Garden. With the decline of manufacturing in the area, the river continued to receive water pollution from the communities that lined its banks. In December 1948, flow of the Bronx River was changed to eliminate a curve in its course in Bronxville, to create land in the old riverbed on which to construct an addition to Lawrence Hospital.

During the excavations a large sand bar was uncovered where sand had accumulated at the bend over hundreds of years and made a sandy beach. In the 21st century, environmental groups including the Bronx River Alliance proposed to return the river to its original state as a clean waterway; the river became a favorite project of U. S. Representative José Serrano, who secured US$14.6 million in federal funding to support the rehabilitation of the waterway, into which some Westchester towns continued to discharge raw sewage intermittently, as sanitary sewer overflows, as late as 2006. Under a November 28, 2006 agreement, the municipalities of Scarsdale, White Plains, Mount Vernon and Greenburgh agreed to stop dumping sewage in the Bronx River by May 1, 2007. Urban runoff pollution continues to be a serious problem for the river; the Bronx River Watershed Coalition, a partnership of local and state agencies, citizen groups and non-profit organizations, have developed watershed management plans to reduce stormwater pollution and improve water quality.

Local alewife, taken from a coastal tributary in nearby Connecticut, were released in the river in March 2006. The alewife were expected to spawn in the river's headwaters, their offspring would spend the summer in the river, migrate out to sea in the fall, in three to five years return, like all anadromous fishes, to their spawning grounds. Stocking was intended to be repeated annually for the following five years, to build up the new resident population; the fishes, among a group called "river herring," feed low on the food-chain and help reduce eutrophication. And in fact, several adult alewife were found below the first dam on the river on April 7, 2009; as an analysis revealed they were 3 years old, the assumption of scientists is that these were in fact descendants of the alewife released 3 years before in March 2006. The next step will be to erect fish ladders over the 3 dams lowest on the river, allowing the alewife access to a portion of the river with more suitable spawning habitat.

In February 2007 biologists with the Wildlife Conservation Society, which operates the Zoo, spotted a beaver in the river. "There has not been a sighting of a beaver in New York City for over 200 years. It sounds fantastic, but one of the messages that comes out of this is if you give wildlife a chance it will come back," said John Calvelli, a spokesman for the Society; the beaver is named Jose Serrano, after the Congressman, was sighted below the East Tremont bridge at Drew Gardens as as June, 2009. Beaver had not lived in New York City since the early 19th century when trappers extirpated them from the state. In the summer of 2010 a second beaver joined Jose. Beaver were once important to the city's economy and pair of beaver appear on the city's official seal and flag. Along much of its length in Westchester County and the northern Bronx the river is paralleled by the Bronx River Parkway and its associated bicycle path from Bronxville to the Kensico Dam plaza. A project, the Bronx River Greenway, proposes a unified management plan for the narrow ribbon of riverside green spaces in the 8 miles stretch of river that passes through Westchester County and the Bronx, as part of the East Coast Greenway.

It includes Concrete Plant Park on the right bank, below Westchester Avenue and Starlight Park above there. Construction on the Bronx R

St John Fisher Catholic High School, Peterborough

St John Fisher Catholic High School known as St. John Fisher RC Comprehensive School, is situated in the city of Peterborough, is the only Catholic school in Cambridgeshire; the school moved back onto the Park Lane site and was reopened on Wednesday 25 February 2009. The school has a strong Sixth Form with half of Year 11 staying on each year to complete A level courses. Students are required to have obtained at least 5 GCSE grades from A* to C in order to take up any A level course at the school's dedicated sixth form. Many A Level subjects are offered at St. John Fisher Catholic High School, some of which are taught at The King's School through a collaborative arrangement; the school is led by a headteacher, deputy headteacher and four assistant headteachers, plus a Business Manager. Each year House and School Councils, Head Boy/Girl, Deputy Head Boy/Girl are elected by the students. Many other opportunities for students to lead are provided annually. Examination results have improved at both GCSE and A level.

Progress measures are strong and the changes to performance tables for 2016 emphasize this. Ofsted have visited the school many times in recent years following a dip in performance that saw the school placed in special measures from 2008–2010. Steady and continual improvement since has seen the school judged Good in October 2013; the corresponding Diocesan Inspection judged the school to be an outstanding Catholic school. When the school was given over fourteen million pounds to modernize their buildings and facilities it was felt that the school itself needed to be modernized also; the school name changed to'St. John Fisher Catholic High School', the school time table changed from six lessons a day to four seventy-five-minute lessons, a new uniform and a new school logo; the school opened on Wednesday 25 February 2009 in their old site with new facilities, buildings and a new look. Executive head teacher, Sean Hayes was appointed as permanent head teacher

Douglas Vernon Hubble

Sir Douglas Vernon Hubble was a paediatric endocrinologist, general practitioner, professor of paediatrics and dean of medicine at the University of Birmingham. Hubble was principally notable for research into paediatric endocrinology and publishing a number of papers on the subject, which gave him a national reputation. Hubble was born on 25 December 1900 to Harry Edward Agnes Kate, he graduated from St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, qualifying with the Conjoint in 1924, receiving the MBBS in 1926. He began his career as a general practitioner in Derby and joined Derbyshire Children's Hospital as a consultant in 1932, obtaining the MD in 1934, he developed an interest in paediatric endocrinology, gained a national reputation for his expertise after publishing numerous articles in the field. He worked as a general practitioner and a specialist paediatrician until 1942, when he was appointed as a physician to the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary and Derby City Hospital, he resigned from general practice in 1948 following the formation of the National Health Service.

In 1950 he gained membership of the Royal College of Physicians and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1954. He joined the University of Birmingham Medical School in 1958 as the chair of paediatrics, worked principally on the development of the Institute of Child Health, he became Public Orator of the university, was became dean of the Faculty of Medicine in 1963. He was forced to retire from Birmingham in 1968, 3 years beyond his retiring age, but moved to Ethiopia to become the dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Addis Ababa University. Hubble settled in Newbury, Berkshire, he died from multiple myeloma on 6 November 1981 in Edinburgh. Hubble was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1966 and Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1971, he was awarded the James Spence Medal, the highest honour of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, in 1970. He was appointed Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1954

Darjeeling Pulbazar (community development block)

Darjeeling Pulbazar is a community development block that forms an administrative division in the Darjeeling Sadar subdivision of the Darjeeling district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Pulbazar is located at 27°05′25″N 88°13′18″E; the snow-clad mountain ranges, a little to the north of the old Darjeeling district, form the main Himalayan range. Ranges/ ridges branching out from the main Himalayas pass through Darjeeling district. To the north-west towers the giant Kangchenjunga 28,146 ft and to the north-east is Dongkya 23,184 ft. From Kangchenjunga the Singalila Ridge slopes down southward forming the border between India and Nepal. Manebhanjyang and Phalut are popular trekking destinations on this ridge, it continues south and south-east through Tunglu and Senchal and other spurs that form the Darjeeling Hills west of the Teesta. To the east of the Teesta, a lofty ridge runs south of Dongkya, bifurcating at Gipmochi 11,518 ft, forming two spurs that contain the valley of the Jaldhaka; the lower portion of this hilly region forms the Kalimpong Hills.

Four great hill ranges radiate from a single point at Ghum, a saddle 7,372 ft high – the first, the Ghum range running due west to Simanabasti. Darjeeling Pulbazar CD block is part of the Darjeeling Himalayas physiographic region; this region covers the northern-most part of the district. The Singalila Ridge, the highest mountain range in the district and the state, is part of this region. Sandakphu 11,929 ft and Phalut 11,800 ft are the highest points in West Bengal; the Rammam flows along the norther border with Sikkim covering both Darjeeling Pulbazar and Rangli Rangliot CD blocks, before it joins the Teesta. Singalila National Park on the Singalila Ridge is spread over 78.6 km2at a height ranging from 7,900 ft to 12,000 ft. Darjeeling Pulbazar CD block is bounded by the West Sikkim district and South Sikkim district of Sikkim on the north, Rangli Rangliot CD block on the east, Jorebunglow Sukhiapokhri CD block on the south and Taplejung District of Province No. 1 of Nepal on the west. The Darjeeling Pulbazar CD block has an area of 416.00 km2.

It has 1 panchayat samity, 23 gram panchayats, 241 gram sansads, 46 mouzas, 43 inhabited villages and 4 census towns. Pulbazar and Lodhoma police station serve this block. Headquarters of this CD block is at Bijanbari. Gram panchayats in Darjeeling Pulbazar CD block are: Badamtam, Bijanbari-Pulbazar, Dadaipani, Darjeeling I, Darjeeling II, Goke I, Goke II, Kaijalia, Lebong Valley I, Lebong Valley II, Lodhoma I, Lodhoma II, Nayanor, Rangit I, Rangit II, Rimbik, Singtamin Soom and Sirikhola-Daragaon. According to the 2011 Census of India, the Darjeeling Pulbazar CD block had a total population of 126,935, of which 105,150 were rural and 21,785 were urban. There were 63,107 females. There were 11,696 persons in the age range of 0 to 6 years; the Scheduled Castes numbered 5,863 and the Scheduled Tribes numbered 36,563. Census towns in the Darjeeling Pulbazar CD block are: Badamtam Tea Garden, Ging Tea Garden, Chongtong Tea Garden and Singtam Tea Garden. Large villages in the Darjeeling Pulbazar CD block are: Rimbic, Goke, Tukvar Tea Garden and Lebong & Mineral Spring Tea Garden.

Other villages in the Darjeeling Pulbazar CD block include: Pattabong Tea Garden, Lebong Tea Garden, Jhepi, Rungneet Tea Garden, Singla Tea Garden, Phubsering Tea Garden, Soom Tea Garden and Bloomfield Tea Garden.( According to the 2011 census the total number of literate persons in the Darjeeling Pulbazar CD block was 93,091 out of which males numbered 50,630 and females numbered 42,461. The gender disparity was 13.69%. See – List of West Bengal districts ranked by literacy rate According to the District Census Handbook, Darjeeling, 2011 census, as of 2001, 46.0% of the population of the Darjeeling district had Nepali/ Gorkhali as their mother-tongue followed by Bengali with 24.0%, Hindi with 10.4%, Sadan/ Sadri, Kurukh/ Oraon, Santali, Lepcha, Munda, Bhotia, Marwari and others. The proportion of those who have Nepali/ Gorkhali as their mother-tongue has declined from 59.1% in 1961 to 46.1% in 2001, while that of Bengali has risen from 18.4% in 1961 to 24.0% in 2001 and that of Hindi has risen from 7.7% in 1961 to 10.4% in 2001.

The West Bengal Official Language Act 1961 declared that Bengali and Nepali were to be used for official purposes in the three hill subdivisions of Darjeeling and Kurseong in Darjeeling district. In the 2011 census, Hindus numbered 83,166 and formed 65.52% of the population in the Darjeeling Pulbazar CD block. Buddhists formed 19.47 % of the population. Christians numbered 1,1897 and formed 9.37% of th