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Hope Islands National Park

Hope Islands National Park is a national park in Queensland 1,521 km north-west of Brisbane. The park consists of four islands: West Hope, Snapper Island and Struck Island; the Hope islands are situated 37 km south-east of Cooktown and about 8 km offshore and part of Rossville Struck Island is a rocky outcrop just off Thornton Beach and south of Cape Tribulation Snapper island is about two km long and is at the mouth of the Daintree River. It is about 20 km north of Port DouglasAccess is via private vessel or by permitted commercial operators; the Hope islands were named by Lt James Cook on 13 June 1770, after his ship HMS Endeavour narrowly escaped sinking after running aground on the eastern part of Endeavour Reef at 11pm on 11 June. Cook writes of taking a risk and sailing from the reef on the morning of 13 June in favourable conditions but the three operational bilge pumps could not keep up with the flow of water. Cook wrote "we were always in hopes of being able to reach these Islands".

Cook speaks of he and the crew thinking the situation so dire that the best scenario would be to ground the boat on the reef surrounding the islands if the mainland could not be reached. They aimed to build a vessel from the wreck to make it back to the East Indies. However, some crew members were able to "fother" the leak using a sail so that the water could be cleared using one bilge pump. Endeavour was able to be sailed safely to. Protected areas of Queensland

Danube Cossack Host

The Danube Cossack Host was a Ukrainian Cossack Host formed in 1828 prior to the Russo-Turkish War, on the order of Emperor Nicholas I from descendants of the Zaporozhian Cossacks living in Bessarabia and in the Budjak. Ukrainian Cossack Host named Lower-Danube Budjak Host had been formed there in 1807 but was disbanded soon afterwards; the Host included some volunteers from the Nekrasov Cossacks and the Balkan peoples such as Romanians and Bulgarians. Three selos of the Akkerman poviat where in the Cossacks control: Akmangit and Volonterovka. After the War, the Host was tasked with guarding the borders of the Bessarabian and Kherson Governorates, it had outposts in Odessa and Akkerman, which housed the central headquarters; as Wallachia was administered by Russia, the Tsar expected all of the Nekrasov Cossacks that remained in the Danube Delta to join this Host as well, however most refused further military service. Instead in 1839, concerned with extent of Gypsy activities, Russia suggested to enlist them as Cossacks.

Although most Gypsies chose to decline the offer, those that did would make nearly quarter of the Cossacks in the HostDuring the Russo-Turkish War, 1853-56, the Danube Cossacks became famous for their Rocket artillery in the capturing of Tulcea, Isaccea and Măcin, which supported the main armies in covering their bridgeheads and preventing the Turkish Army from breaking to the Danube. Both Danube Cossack regiments were awarded the Georgian Banners. After the 1856 Treaty of Paris, Russia ceded some of the Budjak territory and the Host moved to stanitsa Nikolayevka-Novorossiyskaya losing the Danube river, the Host was renamed to Novorossiyan Cossack Host in 1856. By 1858 the new Host numbered twelve thousand men; however in the next decade, a time of relative peace, most lost their combat ability and were involved in internal customs and police service, in 1868 in wake of the administrative reform of Emperor Alexander II, the Host was disbanded, most of the Cossacks continued service in customs and police, but now under civil administration.

With that, ended the nearly of Cossack presence in the Budjak territory. Today, there are efforts to re-create the Cossack lifestyle centered in that province by local enthusiasts. Uniforms of the Danube Host


WMOO is an adult contemporary hit radio formatted radio station broadcasting from Derby Center, United States. It is owned by Inc.. The station's main transmitter is near the intersection of Hidden Pines Drive and Nelson Hill Road in the town of Derby 1.5 mi south of the border with Quebec, allowing a city-grade signal as far north as Magog and a coverage area extending to north of Sherbrooke. It was rebroadcast on W257AU 99.3 in St. Johnsbury, until the translator's license was cancelled by the Federal Communications Commission on August 8, 2017; the station broadcasts a weekday morning program. The show is sometimes broadcast from local nursing homes, food shelves, local fire departments. WMOO, along with 29 other Nassau Broadcasting Partners stations in northern New England, was purchased at bankruptcy auction by Carlisle Capital Corporation, a company controlled by Bill Binnie, on May 22, 2012; the station, 12 of the other stations, were acquired by Vertical Capital Partners, controlled by Jeff Shapiro.

Soon after taking over, Vertical resold WIKE to Vermont Broadcast Associates. The sale of WMOO and the other 12 stations was consummated on November 30, 2012, at a purchase price of $4.4 million. The resale of WMOO and WIKE was consummated on January 1, 2013, at a purchase price of $760,000; the station is the #2 rated station in the Montpelier/Barre/Saint Johnsbury market, despite having a non-existent signal in Montpellier and Barre. It is the de facto top 40 station in the Saint Johnsbury and Newport, Vermont regions, the only English pop station audible in Estrie. Query the FCC's FM station database for WMOO Radio-Locator information on WMOO Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WMOO

Will Taggart

Will Taggart is a guitarist and a former School of Rock All Star. In 2014, the episode "May Be the Last Time" of True Blood on HBO featured the song "Open the Gates" co-written by Taggart and Derrick Schneider, they created "Open the Gates" at the age of 14 while playing in the hard rock band Rapid Fire. Taggart was the lead guitarist of Rapid Fire, which performed at the 2010 Bamboozle Festival at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. After growing up in Summit, New Jersey, Taggart graduated from Morristown-Beard School in Morristown, New Jersey in 2013. During his studies, he performed in the school's Contemporary Music Workshop. Taggart served as co-president of the workshop during his senior year. After high school, Taggart began the Bandier program for Music and the Entertainment Industries in the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, he has hosted "The Fah-Show Show" on WERW, a student-run, free-form radio station at the university, since 2013.

Taggart started playing guitar at the age of eight. Since he has performed at several venues in the New York City metropolitan area; these venues have included Webster Hall in Manhattan, Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey, Gramercy Theatre in Manhattan. Taggart has performed at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison and the Gathering of the Vibes festival in Bridgeport, Connecticut. In high school he played the bass for his band Sauce. In 2014 he was titled Cuz, they recorded their first release "The Mustard EP" in May 2014. It was released in July 2014 on Bandcamp. Since his time at Syracuse University he formed the band Pizza Party with friends and fellow students, they released two singles in 2015 and a self-titled EP in 2016. Starting in summer of 2017, Taggart began working on a solo project called Sun Dog where he writes and records all the music alone. Releases can be found on Soundcloud. In addition to Sun Dog, Will is the bassist in R&B/Funk group Malik & The Loved Ones fronted by Malik Lovesyall.

Taggart volunteered for New Eyes for the Needy's fund raising concert in New Jersey from 2009 to 2013. New Eyes for the Needy, a national nonprofit organization founded in 1933, supports the purchase of glasses for people who cannot afford them. Taggart chaired the concert from 2011 to 2013. In 2010, the New Jersey State Legislature honored his service with a joint legislative resolution. Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz presented the resolution to Taggart during the New Eyes for the Needy concert

Central Group of Forces

The Central Group of Forces was a formation of the Soviet Armed Forces used to incorporate Soviet troops in Central Europe on two occasions: in Austria and Hungary from 1945-55 and troops stationed in Czechoslovakia after the Prague Spring of 1968. After the end of the Second World War, the Soviet High Command reorganized its troops on the territories it liberated from the Nazi occupation and now occupied. Stavka Directive Nr 11097 on 10 June 1945 created several new formations, known as Groups of Forces, equivalent to military districts but located outside the Soviet Union; the Central Group of Forces was created around that time from the 1st Ukrainian Front to control troops in Austria and Hungary, did so from 1945 until 1955, when Soviet troops were withdrawn from Austria after the Austrian State Treaty was agreed. Its first commander was Marshal of the Soviet Union Ivan Konev. On its creation it consisted of the 4th, 5th, 7th and 9th Guards Armies, the 1st Guards Cavalry Corps, the 7th and 10th Breakthrough Artillery Corps, 3rd and 4th Guards Tank Armies, the 2nd Air Army, the 18th Tank and 7th Guards Mechanized Corps.

Headquarters was at Baden bei Wien. During the summer of 1945, 7th and 9th Guards Armies were withdrawn back to the Soviet Union. By the end of the summer, the corps directly subordinated to the group had been withdrawn. In August 1946, the 4th Guards Army was withdrawn to the Odessa Military District. On 20 March 1947, the 5th Guards Army was disbanded. In May 1947, the 3rd and 4th Guards Mechanized Armies, now reduced to mobilization divisions, were transferred to the Group of Soviet Occupation Forces in Germany. In February 1949, the 2nd Air Army was renumbered as the 59th. In June 1955 the group included the following units; the dispositions of the group did not change between and its disbandment in September. Headquarters; the group was disbanded in September 1955 due to the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Austria. The 2nd and 17th Guards Mechanized Division became part of a newly formed Special Corps on Hungarian territory; the 13th Guards Mechanized Division and 95th Guards Rifle Division were moved to the Carpathian Military District.

The remaining units, including the headquarters of the 59th Air Army, were disbanded. Marshal of the Soviet Union Ivan Konev: 10 June 1945 - 12 June 1946, Army General Vladimir Kurasov: 12 June 1946 - 20 April 1949, Lieutenant General Vladimir Svirivdov: 20 April 1949 - 14 May 1953, Colonel General Sergey Biryuzov: 14 May 1953 - 31 May 1954, Colonel General Aleksey Semenovich Zhadov: 31 May 1954 - September 1955; the Central Group of Forces was reinstituted as a legacy of the 1968 Prague Spring events. Until that time, no Soviet troops were permanently garrisoned within Czechoslovakian territory; the Central Group of forces had a total strength of about 85,000 and included 28th Army Corps headquarters, moved forward from Chernovtsy in the Carpathian Military District. Forces included two tank divisions, three mechanized infantry divisions, three missile brigades, an artillery brigade, an airborne assault brigade. Four of the five Soviet ground divisions in Czechoslovakia were stationed in the Czech lands, while one was headquartered in Slovakia.

Group headquarters was located in Milovice. At Milovice was the 131st Mixed Aviation Division, which arrived from Ivano-Frankovsk in the Ukrainian SSR in August 1968. Following the end of the Cold War, the force was withdrawn as follows: 28th Army Corps headquarters to Kemerovo, Siberian Military District 15th Guards Tank Division to Chebakul, Volga-Ural Military District 18th Guards Motor Rifle Division to Kaliningrad, Baltic Military District 30th Guards Motor Rifle Division to the 5th Guards Tank Army/5th Guards Army Corps, Byelorussian Military District, reduced to a storage base 31st Tank Division to the Moscow Military District and amalgamated with 47th Tank Division as 3rd Motor Rifle Division 48th Motor Rifle Division - it remained in Czechoslovakia until 1990 when it was the first Division to depart. 1996 Jane's Intelligence Review information indicated the division had been moved to Smolensk in the Moscow Military District where it was disbanded. Russian forum information indicates that it was withdrawn to Chuguyev in Ukraine using the same garrison as the disbanded 75th Guards Tank Division.

It appears that there wasn’t enough space for the entire Division, so the 210th MRR was attached to the 18th Guards Motor Rifle Division. The remainder of t

Red Color

The Red Color is an early-warning radar system installed by the Israel Defense Forces in several towns surrounding the Gaza Strip to warn civilians of imminent attack by rockets. Outside of areas serviced by the Red Color system, standard air raid sirens are used to warn of rocket attacks; the system operates in a number of southern Israeli cities within range of missiles fired from the Gaza Strip, including Sderot. When the signature of a rocket launch is detected originating in Gaza, the system automatically activates the public broadcast warning system in nearby Israeli communities and military bases. A recorded female voice, intoning the Hebrew words for Red Color, is broadcased 4 times; the entire program is repeated until all rockets have impacted and no further launches are detected. In Sderot, it gives residents 15 seconds' warning of an incoming missile; the system was installed in Ashkelon between July 2005 and April 2006. Up to 2007, the announcement was called Red Dawn but it was changed to the Hebrew words for Red Color due to a complaint made by a 7-year-old girl named Shakhar.

It was the subject of a documentary, which focused on how children are to cope with an alert, directed by Yoav Shoam. Since 2014, alerts have been available on an iPhone application from the App Store, it was the most downloaded app in Israel in July 2014 during Operation Protective Edge. Users can select to receive alerts for rocket attacks nationwide, or only in their districts. Counter-battery radar List of Qassam Rocket Attacks Iron Dome – an Israeli air defense system for short-range projectiles