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Girraween National Park

Girraween National Park is an area of the Granite Belt in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia reserved as a national park. Girraween is known for dramatic landscapes and unique wildlife. Bushwalking and rock climbing are the most popular activities in the park; the park is situated 40 km south of Stanthorpe. The southern boundary of the park is the state border between New South Wales, it is a twin park with Bald Rock National Park, which lies across the border in New South Wales, features Bald Rock, the second-largest monolith on the continent. Curiously, South Bald Rock and West Bald Rock lie in Girraween National Park in Queensland, not in Bald Rock National Park in New South Wales, it features granite landscapes, balancing boulders, clear streams, wetlands and open forest. The granite outcroppings, such as the Pyramids and Castle Rock at 1112 m, dominate the local scenery; the park contains many kilometres of graded walking trails to the park's major features like the First Pyramid, Second Pyramid, The Sphinx, Turtle Rock, Underground Creek, the Eye of the Needle and Mount Norman - the highest point in the park at 1267 metres.

Fire trails can be followed when venturing into the eastern sections of the park. The park has a temperate climate. During winter snow can fall in the area. Girraween is an Aboriginal word meaning'place of flowers' and the best time to see the local flora is late in July when the Golden Wattle blooms; the park has abundant fauna, including some that are seen elsewhere in Queensland, such as the common wombat, spotted quoll and the turquoise parrot. The area is noted for its diverse flora; the eucalypt forests and heathlands provide habitat for abundant birdlife. In spring, many wildflowers bloom, this led to its being called "place of flowers" in the indigenous language; the area is the only place. In 1992, Taronga Park Zoo staff discovered the rare Bald Rock Creek turtle; the species has only been found within a ten km stretch of the creek. Camping facilities are provided by the Queensland Department of National Parks at Bald Rock Creek and Castle Rock. Both sites have toilets and showers available, the latter is suitable for caravans and has disabled access to the amenities block.

Protected areas of Queensland C. R. Twidale. Landforms and Geology of Granitic Terrains. CRC Press. ISBN 0-415-36435-3. Queensland Government and Resource Management, Official site for Girraween National Park Girraween National Park, Australia Girraween National Park QLD www.exploroz.com

Avalon (Roxy Music song)

"Avalon" is a 1982 song by the English rock band Roxy Music. It was released as the second single from their album Avalon; the single, with its B-side, "Always Unknowing", charted at No. 13 in the UK. The song's distinctive backing vocals were performed by Haitian singer Yanick Etienne, whom Bryan Ferry encountered during the recording of the album, he invited her to contribute backing vocals to the recording. The song's music video was directed by Howard Guard and features the English actress Sophie Ward, daughter of actor Simon Ward, it was filmed in Mentmore Towers country house. In 1997, British House dance group M People, covered the song and released it as the twelfth and closing track on their final and latest to date studio album, Fresco. Bryan Ferry – lead vocals, keyboards Andy Mackaysaxophone Phil Manzaneraguitar Andy Newmarkdrums Alan Spennerbass guitar Neil Hubbard – guitar Jimmy Maelenpercussion Fonzi Thornton – backing vocals Yanick Etienne – backing vocals Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Pervez Sajjad

Pervez Sajjad Hasan is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 19 Tests from 1964 to 1973. He was one of seven brothers. One of his brothers was the Pakistan Test cricketer of the 1950s Waqar Hasan, another was the film director and producer Iqbal Shehzad, his brother Waqar married Jamila Razaaq, the daughter of actress Sultana Razaaq, one of the earliest film actresses from India who acted both in silent movies and in talkies. Jamila is the granddaughter of India’s first female film director, Fatima Begum and happens to be the great niece of Zubeida, the younger sister of her mother Sultana. Pervez Sajjad made his first-class debut in 1961–62 and took 22 wickets for 148 runs in his first two matches, he took 5 for 15 and 4 for 35 in Lahore A's innings victory over Railways in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy took 7 for 33 and 6 for 65 against Combined Services, although Combined Services won. His best innings and match figures were 7 for 23 and 8 for 89 – 15 for 112 in the match – for Karachi against Khairpur in 1968–69 in a quarter-final of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.

He played first-class cricket until 1973–74. He played 19 Tests for Pakistan as a cunning left-arm legspinner whose forte was that he was effective on unhelpful tracks. In all, he took 59 economical wickets, including five wickets in an innings three times, always against New Zealand. At Auckland in 1964–65 he finished with 5 for 42. In the 1969–70 series, he took 22 wickets at only 15.63, including 5 for 33 at Karachi and his Test-best 7 for 74 at Lahore. He worked as an assistant to his brother Iqbal Shehzad on several films, his major career was with Pakistan International Airlines, for whom when he retired he was General Manager in Paris. Pervez Sajjad at ESPNcricinfo

Reinaldo Merlo

Reinaldo Carlos Merlo is an Argentine football coach and former player, who played as a midfielder. Known as Mostaza because of his off-blond hair, Merlo played his entire career for Club Atlético River Plate as a defensive midfielder, he was part of the midfield that conquered a string of championships under coach Ángel Labruna between 1975 and 1981, the others being Juan José López and Norberto Alonso. Merlo was, together with goalkeeper Ubaldo Fillol and defender Daniel Passarella, the backbone of that team. River, purchased several players to fill in Merlo's position, because he was considered a great defender, but a liability once the team got the ball. Among them were Ramiro Pérez, Chamaco Rodríguez, Della Savia, Carranza, Pitarch, de los Santos, Américo Gallego, who earned Merlo's position. Before retirement, Merlo mentored an up-and-coming midfielder: Néstor Gorosito. Both Gallego and Gorosito have since met Merlo as rival coaches. Merlo made over 500 appearances for River, he won seven titles during his time at the club and made 42 appearances in the Superclasico, more than any other player in history.

After the end of his playing career, Merlo studied for an official coach matriculation, proceeded to train several smaller teams until offered the position of coach at River Plate in 1989, together with Alonso. Merlo and Alonso were dismissed in mid-season after new club president Davicce made good on an election promise to bring Passarella as coach. In 1999, Merlo commanded Atlético Nacional of Colombia during the first half of the season, he was subsequently replaced by Luis Fernando Suarez, who would win the tournament. Fans gave credit to Merlo for his part on the title. In 2001, Merlo did the almost-impossible and coached the team that ended a 35-year drought for Racing Club, his serenity and his insistence on taking things one match at a time earned him his nickname "paso a paso", after the sentence he told anxious fans and reporters. When Carlos Bilardo left Estudiantes de La Plata in 2004, Merlo was offered the post of coach. Merlo recalls fondly that both his first goal were both against Estudiantes.

In August 2005, Merlo resigned from his post in Estudiantes. A few weeks Leonardo Astrada resigned as River Plate coach, Merlo was brought in his place. On January 9, 2006, following a dim campaign in which River failed to contend for the 2005 Apertura, Merlo resigned as River Plate coach, Passarella was called to fill in. There is controversy about the way he left River Plate during that pre-season of 2006, it is said that Marcelo Gallardo told him that neither he nor his teammates agreed with "his project", that led to many discussions that made Merlo quit the team, Gallardo is still blamed for Mostaza's sudden departure. Merlo since went on to unsuccessful spells as managers at Racing Club de Avellaneda and Barcelona Sporting Club of Ecuador. In 2009, he became the manager of Rosario Central but left the club on 15 April 2009 after only five games in charge because of personal problems with the player Ezequiel González. Merlo returned to managerial functions on February 2013, hired by Club Douglas Haig, playing in Primera B Nacional.

River PlateArgentine Primera División: Metropolitano 1975, Nacional 1975, Metropolitano 1977, Metropolitano 1979, Nacional 1979, Metropolitano 1980, Nacional 1981 Racing ClubArgentine Primera División: Apertura 2001 One club man Recent Argentine Primera statistics at Fútbol XXI

Diving weighting system

Divers wear weighting systems, weight belts or weights to counteract the buoyancy of other diving equipment, such as diving suits and aluminium diving cylinders. The scuba diver must be weighted sufficiently to be negatively buoyant at the end of the dive when most of the breathing gas has been used, needs to maintain neutral buoyancy at safety or obligatory decompression stops. During the dive, buoyancy is controlled by adjusting the volume of air in the buoyancy compensation device and, if worn, the dry suit, in order to achieve neutral or positive buoyancy as needed; the amount of weight required is determined by the maximum overall positive buoyancy of the equipped but unweighted diver anticipated during the dive, with an empty buoyancy compensator and inflated dry suit. This depends on the diver's mass and body composition, buoyancy of other diving gear worn, water salinity, weight of breathing gas consumed, water temperature, it is in the range of 2 kilograms to 15 kilograms. The weights can be distributed to trim the diver to suit the purpose of the dive.

Surface-supplied divers may be more weighted to facilitate underwater work, may be unable to achieve neutral buoyancy, rely on the diving stage, umbilical, shotline or jackstay for returning to the surface. Free divers may use weights to counteract buoyancy of a wetsuit. However, they are more to weight for neutral buoyancy at a specific depth, their weighting must take into account not only the compression of the suit with depth, but the compression of the air in their lungs, the consequent loss of buoyancy; as they have no decompression obligation, they do not have to be neutrally buoyant near the surface at the end of a dive. If the weights have a method of quick release, they can provide a useful rescue mechanism: they can be dropped in an emergency to provide an instant increase in buoyancy which should return the diver to the surface. Dropping weights increases the risk of barotrauma and decompression sickness due to the possibility of an uncontrollable ascent to the surface; this risk can only be justified when the emergency is life-threatening or the risk of decompression sickness is small, as is the case in free diving and scuba diving when the dive is well short of the no-decompression limit for the depth.

Divers take great care to ensure the weights are not dropped accidentally, weighted divers may arrange their weights so subsets of the total weight can be dropped individually, allowing for a somewhat more controlled emergency ascent. The weights are made of lead because of its high density, reasonably low cost, ease of casting into suitable shapes, resistance to corrosion; the lead can be cast in blocks, cast shapes with slots for straps, or shaped as pellets named "shot" and carried in bags. There is some concern that lead diving weights may constitute a toxic hazard to users and environment; the primary function of diving weights is as ballast, to prevent the diver from floating at times when he or she wishes to remain at depth. In free diving the weight system is exclusively a weight belt with quick release buckle, as the emergency release of the weights will allow the diver to float to the surface if unconscious, where there is at least a chance of rescue; the weights are used to neutralise the buoyancy of the exposure suit, as the diver is nearly neutral in most cases, there is little other equipment carried.

The weights required depend entirely on the buoyancy of the suit. Most free divers will weight themselves to be positively buoyant at the surface, use only enough weight to minimise the effort required to swim down against the buoyancy at the start of a dive, while retaining sufficient buoyancy at maximum depth to not require too much effort to swim back up to where the buoyancy becomes positive again; as a corollary to this practice, freedivers will use as thin a wetsuit as comfortably possible, to minimise buoyancy changes with depth due to suit compression. Buoyancy control is considered both an essential skill and one of the most difficult for the novice to master. Lack of proper buoyancy control is to disturb or damage the surroundings, is a source of additional and unnecessary physical effort to maintain precise depth, which increases stress; the scuba diver has an operational need to control depth without resorting to a line to the surface or holding onto a structure or landform, or resting on the bottom.

This requires the ability to achieve neutral buoyancy at any time during a dive, otherwise the effort expended to maintain depth by swimming against the buoyancy difference will both task load the diver and require an otherwise unnecessary expenditure of energy, increasing air consumption, increasing the risk of loss of control and escalation to an accident. A further requirement for scuba diving in most circumstances, is the ability to achieve significant positive buoyancy at any point of a dive; when at the surface, this is a standard procedure to enhance safety and convenience, underwater it is a response to an emergency. The average human body with a relaxed lungful of air is close to neutral buoyancy. If the air is exhaled, most people will sink in fresh water, with full lungs, most will float in seawater; the amount of weight required to provide neutral buoyancy to the naked diver is trivial, though there are some people who require several kilograms of weight to become neutral in seawater due to low average density and large size.

This is the case with people with a large proportion of body fat. As the diver is nearly neutral, most ballasting is needed to compensate for the buoyancy of the div

Southeast University (Bangladesh)

This is about the university in Bangladesh. Southeast University or SEU is a private university in Banani and Tejgaon, Bangladesh, it is one of the reputed private university in Bangladesh. The University was established under the Private University Act, 1992 approved by the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, its permanent campus is in 252, Tejgaon Industrial Area, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. SEU ranked 12th among Top Private universities in Dhaka Tribune's Private University Ranking 2019 Southeast University was established in June 2002 as a private university under the Private University Act 1992; the president of Bangladesh is the chancellor. The university is run by a number of statutory bodies as required under the provisions of the Private University Act, 1992. Southeast University offers the following undergraduate, post graduate programs and diploma courses: Bachelor of Science in Architecture Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Engineering Bachelor of Science in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Bachelor of Science in Electronic and Electrical Engineering Bachelor of Science in Textile Engineering Bachelor of Pharmacy Bachelor of Business Administration Master of Business Administration Master of Business Administration Master of Business Administration 1 year Master of Laws: 1 year LL.

M 2 year Master of Laws: 2 year LL. M 4 year Bachelor of Laws: LL. B 2 year Bachelor of Laws: LL. B Bachelor of English Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies Master of Arts in Islamic Studies Bachelor of Arts in Bangla Studies Bachelor of Arts in Economics Master of Development Studies Diploma in Communicative English Postgraduate Diploma in World Trade Organization The distance education programs were discontinued to be compliant with the directives of Bangladesh Ministry of Education. Southeast University is linked with journal publishers through an international organisation named INASP/PERii. Bangladesh Academy of Sciences is acting as the coordinating body; this facility work only within SEU campus. The SEU library offers regular services such as circulation, counseling, bibliographical documentation, back up services, retrospective searches etc. Southeast University has a library equipped with books on the academic programs offered as well as on research and extracurricular activities; the total collection of books and journals at is about 15000.

The space area of the library is 6,500 square feet. It is a central library of the university rendering services to faculty. Southeast University is modeled on the North American Open Credit system, it maintains tri-semester year with the exception of the Department of Pharmacy which maintains a bi-semester year. Southeast University semester timeline is as follow: Spring: January - April Summer: May - August Fall: September - December Letter grades indicating the quality of course work completed are interpreted as follows: Traditional class equivalent as per MOE, GOB, notification dated 02.06.2009: GPA 3.00-4.00= 1st class GPA 2.25-2.99= 2nd class GPA 1.65-2.24= 3rd class SEU offers partial to full tuition fee waiver based on outstanding HSC or A-Level result. But the result based waiver is not applicable in case of break of study; each semester the top ranked students from every department based on semester GPA gets partial financial assistance. Limited need based financial assistance program is available for students with more than 3.00 semester GPA.

Children of Freedom Fighters are eligible for full tuition waiver & it remains valid in the subsequent semesters if the semester result is within the requirement. The name of the official fifteen clubs are: Cultural Club Games & Sports Club Debate Club Social Services Club Movie & Drama Club Tourism & Photography Club Nature & Environment Club International Affairs Forum Language & Literature Club Business Innovation Forum Computer Club Pharmacy Club Textile Club EEE Club Moot Court Society SEU has international relations and affiliations with other associations and universities around the world. SEU has international collaboration or MoU signed with these universities: University of Manchester, UK Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, China Wuhan Textile University, China Shinshu University, Japan Kunming University of Science and Technology, ChinaThe university is member of some prestigious professional bodies including: Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh University Grants Commission of Bangladesh Institute of Architects Bangladesh Pharmacy Council of Bangladesh Bidya Sinha Saha Mim SEU Official Website SEU Official Facebook Page SEU Library's Website Department of Pharmacy