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Germplasm Resources Information Network

Germplasm Resources Information Network or GRIN is an online USDA National Genetic Resources Program software project to comprehensively manage the computer database for the holdings of all plant germplasm collected by the National Plant Germplasm System. GRIN has extended its role to manage information on the germplasm reposits of insect and animal species; the site is a resource for identifying taxonomic information as well as common names on more than 500,000 accessions of plants covering 10,000 species. It profiles plants that are invasive or noxious weeds, threatened or endangered, giving out data on worldwide distribution of its habitat. GRIN incorporates an Economic Plants Database; the network is maintained by GRIN's Database Management Unit. GRIN is under the oversight of National Germplasm Resources Laboratory in Beltsville, which in 1990 replaced its forerunner, the Germplasm Services Laboratory, that had run GRIN). A stated mission of GRIN is to support the following projects: National Plant Germplasm System National Animal Germplasm Program National Microbial Germplasm Program National Invertebrate Germplasm Program Natural Resources Conservation Service Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database International Plant Names Index List of electronic Floras.

Official website The NRCS maintains the PLANT database

North Bondi, New South Wales

North Bondi is a coastal, eastern suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 7 kilometres east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Waverley Council. North Bondi is a residential area bordering Bondi Beach and the suburb of Bondi, as well as Bondi Junction, the commercial centre. Ben Buckler is a locality in North Bondi. Bondi is an Aboriginal word meaning water breaking over rock, it has been spelled a number of different ways over time, Bundi, Bundye. Aboriginal rock carvings can still be seen on a rocky surface between the sewerage ventilation shaft near Bondi Golf Course and the cliff. A nearby group of carvings were done by Europeans. However, more recent study has suggested that the carvings were in fact the work of quarrymen working at the nearby Murriverie Quarry, were created between 1890 and 1915. Another Aboriginal carving can be found at Ben Buckler, the headland east of Bondi Beach, it is a metre long and represents a turtle. The whole Bondi area was part of an 81-hectare land grant to road-builder William Roberts in 1809.

In 1851, Edward Smith Hall, editor of the Sydney Monitor, purchased the land for A£200. North Bondi has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Ben Buckler Gun Battery Blair Street: Bondi Ocean Outfall Sewer Military Road: Bondi Sewer Vent On 22 March 1944, original members of the Rats of Tobruk formed the North Bondi Sub-Branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia and it is still known in modern times as Tobruk House or The Rathouse. In 2003, the New York Times ran an article on The Rathouse calling it "an ideal beachside hang out." The Battery was constructed in 1892 and was intended to protect the colony and the approaches to Sydney Harbour from enemy vessels standing off the coast. During the 1950s the army vacated the fortification was buried. In the mid-1990s, the site was excavated by Water Board engineers planning to install a new pipeline; the site has been reburied and is under Hugh Bamford Reserve. Tram services to North Bondi from the CBD operated from either Circular Quay or Railway Square, to Oxford Street.

The line passed down Oxford Street to Bondi Junction, where it branched off from Bronte services, to run down Bondi Road to Fletcher Street, Campbell Parade and to the North Bondi tram terminus. A feature of this line was the large 3 track terminus cut into a hillside at North Bondi, which opened in 1946, as well as an underpass at 331a Bondi Road. Trams entered onto Campbell Parade via the under pass at a point; the underpass and cutting have now been filled in, part of, now public reserve and units. The line opened in 1884 as a steam tramway to Bondi to Bondi Beach in 1894. Electric services commenced in 1902; the line closed in 1960. The tram line followed the current route of bus 380 as far as North Bondi; the service travelled via Paddington and Bellevue Hill. Heading south down Elizabeth Street from Circular Quay, the line turned left into Park Street wound through East Sydney. A feature was the tram only viaduct over Barcom Avenue and Boundary Street in Darlinghurst as the line headed into MacDonald Street.

This viaduct is now a road bridge. The line travelled to Paddington and down Curlewis Street in Bondi to join the Bondi Beach via the Bondi Junction line on Campbell Parade, to the North Bondi terminus; the line follows the current route of bus 389. In the 2016 Census, there were 9,165 people in North Bondi. 56.3% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were England 7.2%, South Africa 5.6%, New Zealand 2.5%, United States of America 1.6% and Brazil 1.4%. 75.0% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Hebrew 1.8%, Italian 1.7%, Portuguese 1.6%, French 1.5% and Spanish 1.4%. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 32.6%, Judaism 21.9% and Catholic 18.4%. Bondi Golf & Diggers Club sits on the coast, east of Military Road. North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club sits beside the beach in Biddigal Reserve. Since 1908, North Bondi has been represented in one of Australia's most popular sporting competitions, the National Rugby League, by the Sydney Roosters known as the Eastern Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club

List of Wisconsin Badgers in the NFL Draft

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Badgers have drafted 298 players into the National Football League since the league began holding drafts in 1936. The Badgers' highest draft position was second overall in 1944, when Pat Harder was selected by Card-Pitt. Wisconsin's first drafted player in the NFL was Eddie Jankowski, the 9th overall pick by the Green Bay Packers in 1937. Four former Badgers were selected from the latest NFL draft: Michael Deiter, Ryan Connelly, Andrew Van Ginkel and David Edwards; each NFL franchise seeks to add new players through the annual NFL Draft. The team with the worst record the previous year picks first, the next-worst team second, so on. Teams that did not make the playoffs are ordered by their regular-season record, with any remaining ties broken by strength of schedule. Playoff participants are sequenced based on their round of elimination. Before the AFL–NFL merger agreements in 1966, the American Football League operated in direct competition with the NFL and held a separate draft.

This led to a massive bidding war over top prospects between the two leagues. As part of the merger agreement on June 8, 1966, the two leagues would hold a multiple round "Common Draft". Once the AFL merged with the NFL in 1970, the "Common Draft" became the NFL Draft; this list includes players. Note: No drafts held before 1936 General Specific