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Edmund Kennedy National Park

Edmund Kennedy is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 1269 km northwest of Brisbane. The national park is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, it was named after a mid-nineteenth century explorer. The park protects part of the coastline between the mouths of the Tully River and Meunga Creek at Rockingham Bay. Waters adjacent to the park belong to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park; the coastal plain contains mangrove and freshwater swamps associated with the waterways of Murray River, Dallachy Creek and Wreck Creek. Other vegetation types include low coastal rainforest, eucalyptus forest, melaleuca woodland and sedge swamp; the Arenga palm grows one of only a few Australian mainland locations where this occurs. The Red Beech and melaleucas are found in the park; the endangered southern cassowary and mahogany glider are found in the park. Saltwater crocodiles are found in the creeks; the park is part of the Coastal Wet Tropics Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance for the conservation of lowland tropical rainforest birds.

Common birds include various honeyeaters. The orange-footed scrubfowl nests in the park, their mounds, which can be up to three m high, are the largest of all mound-building birds in Australia. Lace monitor lizards can be seen in Edmund Kennedy National Park. Feral pigs and cattle have to be culled from the area; the land was once home to the Girramay people. In 1848, explorer Edmund Kennedy and his party landed 35 km north of the park, he travelled south through the area now known as Edmund Kennedy National Park in a failed attempt to find passage over the ranges behind the coast. It was expanded in 1980 by land donated by conservation activists Arthur Thorsborne. In 2011, Cyclone Yasi caused significant damage to the area. Camping is not permitted in the park. Picnic facilities including tables and toilets are available. A boardwalk through mangroves and another along Wreck Creek are graded as easy; the park can be reached by an entrance road four km north of Cardwell on the Bruce Highway. Protected areas of Queensland Edmund Kennedy National Park - Department of Environment and Resource Management

2012 United States Senate election in Indiana

The 2012 United States Senate election in Indiana took place on November 6, 2012, concurrently with the U. S. presidential election as well as other elections to the United States Senate and House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent Republican U. S. Senator Richard Lugar ran for reelection to a seventh term, but was defeated in the primary by Tea Party-backed Richard Mourdock. U. S. Representative Joe Donnelly, a Democrat from Indiana's 2nd congressional district, was unopposed in his party's primary, defeated both Mourdock and Libertarian Andrew Horning in the general election; as of 2020, this is the last time a Democrat was elected to the U. S. Senate in Indiana, the most recent Senate election in which an elected incumbent was defeated in the primary. On November 7, 2006, incumbent Richard Lugar was unopposed by any major party candidate as no Democrat filed for the May 2006 primary, he was re-elected to his sixth six-year term with 87.3% of the vote. After the 2012 election, Lugar would have had an chance, according to Senate Republican Conference rules, to be elected as its president pro tempore.

However, the issue was rendered moot with Lugar's primary loss on May 9, 2012, as Indiana state law prohibits candidates from running for an election after losing a primary. Time featured the race in their "Fury of the Senate" article; the article mentioned how Donnelly was lucky that Mourdock won out in the primary against Lugar, a well-liked centrist member of the GOP. Another boost came; the Republican primary was held on May 8, 2012. Richard Lugar, incumbent U. S. senator Richard Mourdock, state treasurer Mike Delph, state senator Bob Thomas, auto dealer Due to Lugar's unpopularity among some Tea Party voters because of his positions regarding illegal immigration, voting to confirm then-U. S. Supreme Court nominees Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, the DREAM Act, the New START Treaty, some gun control bills, congressional earmarks, he was challenged by a Tea Party-backed candidate; the Indiana Debate Commission's GOP primary debate with Sen. Richard Lugar and State Treasurer Richard Mourdock was set to air at 7 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 11.

In a published poll taken March 26 to 28, Lugar was still in the lead, but by the time of a second published poll from April 30 to May 1, Mourdock was leading 48% to 38%. Mourdock defeated Senator Lugar in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012. According to Indiana law, Lugar's defeat meant that he would not be permitted to run in the election either as a third party or an independent candidate after he lost the primary. Joe Donnelly, U. S. Representative Brad Ellsworth, former U. S. Representative and nominee for the U. S. Senate in 2010 Baron Hill, former U. S. Representative Donnelly was unopposed for the Democratic nomination. Joe Donnelly, U. S. Representative Andrew Horning, product manager and nominee for governor in 2008 Richard Mourdock, Indiana State Treasurer Confirmed debates with Donnelly and Mourdock are:Date: Monday, October 15 Broadcast Time: 7 p.m. EDT City: Indianapolis Venue: WFYI-TV Complete video of debate, October 15, 2012 - C-SPANDate: Tuesday, October 23 Broadcast Time: 7 p.m. EDT City: New Albany Venue: Paul W. Ogle Cultural & Community Center, Indiana University Southeast Complete video of debate, October 23, 2012 - C-SPAN Mourdock became embroiled in a controversy after stating that pregnancy from rape is "something that God intended".

His remarks were made during a debate on October 23, 2012, while explaining his opposition to abortion in the case of rape. At the debate Mourdock, when asked what his position on abortion was, responded: I know there are some who disagree and I respect their point of view but I believe that life begins at conception; the only exception I have to have an abortion is in that case of the life of the mother. I just struggled with it myself for a long time but I came to realize: "Life is that gift from God that I think if life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen". Media speculated that this could affect the outcome of the Senate race and Presidential race and multiple sources noted the similarities with the Todd Akin rape and pregnancy comment controversy. Responding to the criticism, Mourdock issued a statement saying: "God creates life, and, my point. God does not want rape, by no means was I suggesting that he does. Rape is a horrible thing, for anyone to twist my words otherwise is absurd and sick."

He was quoted at a press conference saying: "I believe God controls the universe. I don't believe biology works in an uncontrolled fashion." He however refused to issue an apology while prominent Republicans, including Sen. John McCain, called for him to do so. A day before the controversy started, a television ad began airing that showed Governor Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for United States President, supporting Mourdock; the Romney campaign subsequently issued a statement saying "Gov. Romney disagrees with Richard Mourdock's comments, they do not reflect his views," but did not pull the ad. Senator John Cornyn, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said "Richard and I, along with millions of Americans—including Joe Donnelly—believe that life is a gift from God. To try and construe his words as anything other than a restatement of that belief is irresponsible and ridiculous". Many public Republicans called for Mourdock to apologize for the statement. Sen. John McCain called for him to issue an apology and his support "depends on what he does."

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Elif Keskin

Elif Keskin is a Turkish women's football midfielder playing in the Turkish Women's First League for Beşiktaş J. K. with jersey number 55. She played for the Turkey national girls' U-17 team before she became a member of the Turkey U-19 team. Elif Keskinobtained her license from Beşiktaş J. K. on 30 May 2014. She debuted for her team in the Turkish Women's First League match on 5 February 2017. In the 2018-19 Women's First League season, she enjoyed her team'league champion title, she was part of the 2018-19 Women's First League champion team Beşiktaş J. K. at the |2019–20 UEFA Women's Champions League - Group 9 matches. She scored one goal against the Dutch FC Twente Vrouwen. Keskin was admitted to the Turkey women's national under-15 team, debuted in the friendly match against Moldova on 7 April 2016, she capped in two matches for the Turkey U-15 team. She became a member of the Turkey U-17 team in the friendly match against Russia on 25 January 2017, she took part at the 2018 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship qualification - Group 7 and 2018 UEFA qualification - Elite Round Group 6 matches in addition to the UEFA Development Tournaments in 2017 and 2018.

She capped 27 times in total, scored three goals. On 27 February 2019, she debuted for the Turkey U-19 team in the friendly match against Belgium U*19 team, she took part at the 2019 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship qualification - Elite round Group 6 and matches. †) Friendly natches not included As of match played 11 January 2020. Turkish Women's First League Beşiktaş J. K. Winners: 2018–19 Runners-up: 2016–17, 2017–18 Elif Keskin – UEFA competition record

Munyonyo Martyrs' Shrine

The Munyonyo Martyrs’ Shrine is a Roman Catholic shrine and Minor Basilica dedicated to the Ugandan Martyrs. The church is located at Kampala, in Central Uganda. Munyonyo is located 13 kilometres, by road, south of the central business district of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city in that East African country. Munyonyo Martyrs Shrine is the martyrdom place of leaders in Royal enclave, it is a place where in 1886 Saint Charles Lwanga - leader of Christian community in Uganda baptized St. Kizito, St. Mbaga, St. Gyavira and St. Muggaga, it was at Munyonyo. The blood of Ugandan's martyrs was shed on the soil around Munyonyo; the first three Christians to render their lives for Christ's sake after the King's decision did so on 26 May 1886 – they were: St. Denis Ssebugwawo, St. Andrew Kaggwa and St. Pontiano Ngondwe. In Munyonyo, all of the King's Christian pageboys were sentenced to death at Namugongo; the prisoners were grievously bound to each other, were made to walk their life's final journey escorted by merciless soldiers.

On the way to Namugongo, at a lonely spot by the side of a road in Kyamula, Pontiano was martyred – he was the third Ugandan whose love of Christ outshone his desire for life itself. That same day in Munyonyo, servant of God, Fr. Symeon Lourdel was seeking an audience with the King Mwanga in order to intervene for condemned Christians. However, he was not permitted to see King. Having intuited the grave and imminent danger, about to befall Uganda's Christian community, as night fell on 25 May 1886, Charles Lwanga secretly baptised four catechumens at Munyonyo: St. Kizito, St. Mbaga, St. Gyavira and St. Muggaga The morning, King Mwanga brought his whole court before him and separated the Christians from the rest saying, "those who do not pray stand by me, those who do pray stand over there", he proceeded to ask the fifteen boys and young men standing apart whether they were Christian and, if they were, whether they intended to remain so. When they answered "Yes" with strength and courage, Mwanga condemned them all to death.

After a short imprisonment, the future martyrs subsequently walked and were dragged over a number of days until they reached the martyrdom site in Namugongo. In 2014, Uganda celebrated 50 years since the Uganda Martyrs were canonized and elevated to Sainthood by Pope Paul VI on 18 October 1964. Uganda Martyrs Shrine in Munyonyo is a thanksgiving monument for their canonization. Official groundbreaking was on 3 May 2015 by Papal Nuncio to Uganda. Redevelopment includes construction of new church shrine, museum and martyrdom spots of the saints. Since October 2013, shrine is administrated by a Franciscan religious order of Greyfriars - Conventual Franciscans. Pope Francis visited and blessed the cornerstone of the Shrine on 27 November 2015 during his journey to Africa; the construction of the new church was completed in 2016 and the shrine was consecrated on 28 October 2017 by Cardinal Fernando Filoni. On 19 July 2019, The Holy See granted the church the dignity of a Minor Basilica; the decree was signed by Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in behalf of Pope Francis.

Uganda Martyrs Namugongo Lubaga Roman Catholicism in Uganda Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala Munyonyo Uganda Martyrs' Shrine Website

Spencerville, New Mexico

Spencerville is a census-designated place in San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. Its population was 1,258 as of the 2010 census. Spencerville is located at coordinates 36°49′09″N 108°03′22″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, Spencerville has a total area of 8.64 square kilometers, all of, land. According to the 2010 census, 1258 people were living in Spencerville; the population density was 145.6 inhabitants per square kilometer. Of the 1258 inhabitants, Spencerville was composed by 83.23% White, 0.56% were African American, 5.64% were Native American, 0.16% were Asian, 0% were Pacific Islanders, 6.36% were of other races and 4.05% from two or more races. Of the total population 19.87% were Hispanic or Latino of any race

Corsican Crisis

The Corsican Crisis was an event in British politics during 1768–69. It was precipitated by the invasion of the island of Corsica by France; the British government under the Duke of Grafton failed to intervene, for which it was criticised and was one of many factors that contributed to its downfall in early 1770. Corsica had been owned by Republic of Genoa for five centuries when a major rebellion broke out on the island in the 1750s. In 1755 their leader Pasquale Paoli had declared the Corsican Republic establishing rule over much of the island. After nine years of attempts to re-establish their rule over the island, the Genoese sold the island to the French in 1764 in a secret treaty. Paoli had created a liberal Corsican Constitution influenced by that of Britain, he created the most extensive voting franchise in the world, attempted radical reforms in education. Because of Britain's enmity of France, because the British had been supportive of Corsican exiles — Paoli sought to establish an alliance with Great Britain.

Britain opened a consulate on the island, but events in Corsica did not feature prominently in Britain until 1768. Britain's relations with France had remained strained since the Treaty of Paris had brought the Seven Years' War to an end. Since that treaty, France had expanded its territory, inheriting Lorraine and reasserting itself in Guiana. In 1768 French troops landed and attempted to establish control over the island, while the Treaty of Versailles acknowledged the transfer of the island from Genoa to France; the scheme had been the project of Choiseul, searching for a way for France to strike back at Britain since the end of the Seven Years' War in 1763. The people rose in resistance led by Paoli, determined to defend their independence. There were calls for the British government to intervene on the side of the Corsicans. While Grafton and his foreign minister, Lord Shelburne, opposed the French seizing the island they saw there being little they could do to prevent it; the ministers were young and inexperienced in foreign affairs, had accorded much more importance to events in Britain's Thirteen Colonies in America.

The British were inclined to appease France over the Corsican Crisis. In contrast to the government's lack of interest, news of the invasion sparked popular support in favour of the Corsicans. James Boswell, a long-standing champion of the Corsicans, lobbied leading members of society and organised thirty cannons to be sent from the Carron Ironworks in Falkirk. Boswell's book An Account of Corsica became a best-seller and helped to fan public interest in the plight of the Corsicans. Great Britain in the 1760s was unable to build a system of alliances with other European states as it had done in the past, a problem that became acute during the Corsican crisis and the American War of Independence. France's invasion had been unpopular with Spain and Sardinia and, prodded into action by the public attacks on them, the British government began tentative negotiations to try to build a coalition of states that would oppose French annexation of the island. However, with a lack of will on either side, these soon collapsed.

Despite calls in Parliament, Grafton refused to consider sending troops to Corsica or mobilising the navy. On 9 May 1769 Corsican resistance was crushed at the Battle of Ponte Novu, forcing Paoli and his followers into exile. Paoli went first to Vienna, but took up residence in Britain, where he remained for twenty years; the weak British response convinced Choiseul that the British were not prepared for another major war and would back down when threatened — reasoning that British naval superiority was nothing in the hands of a government, not prepared to use it. This boosted his hopes of leading France to a crushing victory over Britain to avenge the Seven Years' War. In 1770 Grafton resigned as first minister, was replaced by Lord North; the same year Corsica was formally annexed as a province of France. The fall of Corsica was attacked in the Junius Letters which asserted that Corsica would never have been invaded had Britain showed firmness; the other major powers of Europe took note of the British failure to act, severe damage was done to Britain's international standing.

This had the knock-on effect of discouraging the Russians from concluding a treaty of alliance with Britain, leaving the British without a major ally entering into the run-up to the American War of Independence. The failure of the Grafton Ministry to act was compared unfavourably with the firmer action of the North Ministry during the Falklands Crisis of 1770, when the Royal Navy was mobilised to prevent Spain from occupying the Falklands Islands. A number of Corsican exiles served with British troops during the American War of Independence, many made their home in Britain. British forces tried to restore an independent Corsica in the 1790s, during the French Revolutionary War, in the form of an Anglo-Corsican Kingdom. Rodger, N. A. M. Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain, 1649–1815, Penguin Books. Rodger, N. A. M; the Insatiable Earl: A Life of John Montagu, Fourth Earl of Sandwich 1717–1792, Harper Collins. Simms, Three Victories and a Defeat: The Rise and Fall of the First British Empire, Penguin Books.

Sisman, Boswell's Presumptuous Task: Writing the Life of Dr Johnson, Harper Perennial. Boswell's involvement with the Crisis, IPH Lex. See Account of Corsica