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Kings Plains National Park

Kings Plains is a national park in New South Wales, Australia, 48 km from Inverell, 50 km from Glen Innes and 478 km north of Sydney. Kings Plains was founded in January 1988 and was made a national park to preserve and protect the array of wild animals and the Kings Plains creek with its many water features and found in 1988 Even though Kings Plains National Park is not known but people enjoy the vast array of water features joining the Kings Plains creek from non-drying pools to rapids to waterfalls which lead to a gorge; the land itself is made up of sandy soils with shrub. Around the creek the soil is more fertile; some vegetation in the Kings Plains woodland includes iron-barks, cypress pine, yellow box, stringy-barks, eucalyptus trees, apple box. Among the shrubs are rare species such as the grey guinea flower, folded leaf waxflower and Rodd's star-hair. During spring the park's wildflowers are at their most colourful. Amongst the large variety of wildlife are eastern grey kangaroos, wallaroos and koalas which live in the park near water and fertile soils.

The rare brush-tail wallaby has been in the park. Platypus can be seen along the creek, but some of their habitat above the falls is considered fragile. In the area, 82 bird species have been recorded, including eastern and crimson rosellas, king parrots, yellow-tailed black cockatoos, wattle birds and many species of honeyeaters. There are the endangered glossy black cockatoos, turquoise parrots and regent honeyeaters. In and around Kings Plains Creek the straw-necked ibis can be found and high above "birds of prey" such as the wedge-tailed eagle and the peregrine falcon are seen; the main attraction of Kings Plains National Park is bushwalking along the creek to Kings Plains Falls is seen as an enjoyable trip of about 2.5 hours. The creek banks make a good attraction. Kings Plains is not well known but I see this is a getaway from the insanity of being crowded in a boring trailer park; the park offers walks, picnic areas and the old style non-flush toilets. Protected areas of New South Wales

Queen (web series)

Queen is a 2019 Indian historical drama web television series. It is based on the novel of the same name by Anita Sivakumaran, loosely based on the life of the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa; the series was directed by Gautham Menon and Prasath Murugesan, written by Reshma Ghatala, produced by Times studio originals and Ondraga Digital. It stars Indrajith Sukumaran; the eleven-episode first season was released in its entirety via MX Player streaming service on December 14, 2019. This first season has eleven episodes which depicts the evolution of Shakthi Sheshadri; this starts from the childhood days of her and the reason behind her entry into the cinema industry, The way she learned everything in the cinema, The relationship between Shakthi and GMR and her political entry. Ramya Krishnan as Shakthi Seshadri Anikha Surendran as the young Shakthi Seshadri Anjana Jayaprakash as the vicenarian Shakthi Seshadri Indrajith Sukumaran as GMR Vamsi Krishna as Chaitanya Reddy Sonia Aggarwal as young Renganayaki, Shakthi Sheshadri’s mother Tulasi as Renganayaki, Shakthi Sheshadri’s mother Vanitha Krishnachandran GMR’s wife Viji Chandrasekhar as Suriyakala Charmila as Shakthi Sheshadri's grandmother Lilette Dubey as an interviewer Gautham Menon as director Sridhar Sruthy Jayan as Malar Munna as Srikanth, Shakthi Sheshadri’s brother Sarjano Khalid Rajie Vijay Sarathy Vidyuth Sreenivasan as Dr. SRS Indian online OTT platform, MX Player announced plans of making a web television series about the life of former actress and politician Shakthi Sheshadri, signed on director Gautham Menon to direct the project in August 2018.

The script for the series was written by Reshma Ghatala, while Prasath Murugesan was signed to direct a few episodes. By December 2018, the makers had silently completed work on a significant portion of the project with Ramya Krishnan cast as J. Jayalalithaa, Indrajith Sukumaran cast as M. G. Ramachandran and Vamsi Krishna cast as Sobhan Babu. Actors Vineeth and Ranjith were reported to be a part of the cast. A first look poster was released in early September 2019 depicting Ramya Krishnan's character addressing cadres at a political rally. Following the release of the poster, Jayalaithaa's nephew Deepak Jayakumar threatened to file a defamation case against the makers for showing the personal life of the politician. In November 2019, Deepa Jayakumar, the niece of Jayalalithaa, filed a suit to restrain the makers from releasing the series, she claimed that Jayalalithaa's family were not consulted about the project and that the series would affect the family's privacy. The Madras High Court subsequently called on the makers to respond to the allegations.

A teaser trailer for the series was released on 1 December 2019 on YouTube. The eleven-episode first season was released in its entirety via MX Player streaming service on December 14, 2019

2009 ACC Trophy Challenge

The 2009 ACC Trophy Challenge was a cricket tournament in Chiang Mai, taking place between 12 and 21 January 2009. It gave Associate and Affiliate members of the Asian Cricket Council experience of international one-day cricket and formed part of the regional qualifications for the ICC World Cricket League; the top 2 teams were promoted to the ACC Trophy Elite Division. Bhutan qualified for the WCL82010 After the 2006 ACC Trophy a decision was made to split the tournament into two divisions; the placement of teams in these divisions was determined by the final rankings in the previous tournament. The top ten teams went into the 2008 ACC Trophy Elite with the remaining teams taking part in the 2009 ACC Trophy Challenge, they were joined by China who had not taken part in the tournament. Qualified through participation in 2006 ACC Trophy: Newcomers to the ACC Trophy: China Green denotes teams going into the semifinals. Yellow denotes teams that play in the fifth place playoff and remain in the ACC Trophy Challenge Division.

Red denotes teams that play in the seventh place playoff and remain in the ACC Trophy Challenge Division. Winners of the semifinals were promoted to the ACC Trophy Elite Division and qualified for the final. 2009 ACC Trophy Challenge – Official Site

Alex Genest

Alex Genest is a Canadian middle- and long-distance runner. He qualified for the 2012 London Olympics in the 3000 metre steeplechase with an A standard time and a first-place finish at the 2012 Canadian Olympics field & track trials in Calgary. Genest was born on June 1986, in Shawinigan, Quebec. Genest and partner Marie-Christine had a son on July 1, 2011, named Arnaud, just three weeks prior to Genest running a time that would qualify him for the 2011 World Championships in Athletics. Alex started to run in 1997, for Paul Lejeune High School. Genest says he "climbed step by step from regional competitions to provincial competitions." His taste for challenge and overcoming led him to international competition in 2003 when he represented Canada at the World Youth Championships in Athletics, held in nearby Sherbrooke, Quebec. He finished 6th at the event. Genest studied kinesiology at the Université de Sherbrooke until transferring to University of Guelph in order to bring his running to the next level by training at Speed River Track Club, known to be the best distance training centre in the country.

1st, 2012 National Championships, Alberta, Canada. 3rd, 2013 National Championships, New Brunswick, Canada. Personal Best: 3000 metres steeplechase: 8:19.33, Barcelona, 22/07/2011 Official Website Alex Genest at World Athletics Profile at Athletics Canada

History of Gabon

Little is known of the history of Gabon prior to European contact. Bantu migrants settled the area beginning in the 14th century. Portuguese explorers and traders arrived in the area in the late 15th century; the coast subsequently became a center of the slave trade with Dutch and French traders arriving in the 16th century. In 1839 and 1841, France established a protectorate over the coast. In 1849, captives released from a captured slave ship found in Libreville. In 1862-1887, France expanded its control including the interior of the state, took full sovereignty. In 1910 Gabon became part of French Equatorial Africa and in 1960, Gabon became independent. At the time of Gabon's independence, two principal political parties existed: the Gabonese Democratic Bloc, led by Léon M'Ba, the Gabonese Democratic and Social Union, led by Jean-Hilaire Aubame. In the first post-independence election, held under a parliamentary system, neither party was able to win a majority. In the February 1961 election, held under the new presidential system, M'Ba became president and Aubame became foreign minister.

The single-party solution disintegrated in 1963, there was a single-day bloodless coup in 1964. In March 1967, Leon M'Ba and Omar Bongo were elected vice president. M'Ba died that year. Bongo declared Gabon a one-party state, dissolved the BDG and established the Gabonese Democratic Party. Sweeping political reforms in 1990 led to a new constitution, the PDG garnered a large majority in the country's first multi-party elections in 30 years. Despite discontent from opposition parties, Bongo remained president until his death in 2009. Gabon was settled from the 14th century by Bantu peoples. Little is known of tribal life before European contact, but tribal art suggests a rich cultural heritage. Gabon's first confirmed European visitors were Portuguese explorers and traders who arrived in the late 15th century; the Portuguese settled on the offshore islands of São Tomé, Príncipe, Fernando Pó, but were regular visitors to the coast. They named the Gabon region after the Portuguese word gabão — a coat with sleeve and hood resembling the shape of the Komo River estuary.

The coast became a center of the slave trade. Some Portuguese adventurers established themselves as rulers of areas in Gabon. One such was Ogandaga é Butu, son of a Portuguese father and a Gabonese mother, he ruled some islands along the coast, which are still controlled by his descendant Mbourou Eranga Yanelle Prunella. Dutch and French traders came in the 16th century. In 1838 and 1841, France established a protectorate over the coastal regions of Gabon by treaties with Gabonese coastal chiefs. American missionaries from New England established a mission at the mouth of the Komo River in 1842. In 1849, the French authorities freed the captives on board; the captives were released near the mission station, where they founded a settlement, called Libreville French explorers penetrated Gabon's dense jungles between 1862 and 1887. The most famous, Savorgnan de Brazza, used Gabonese bearers and guides in his search for the headwaters of the Congo river. France occupied Gabon in 1885, but did not administer it until 1903.

Gabon's first political party, the Jeunesse Gabonais, was founded around 1922. In 1910 Gabon became one of the four territories of French Equatorial Africa. On 15 July 1960 France agreed to Gabon becoming independent. On 17 August 1960 Gabon became an independent country. At the time of Gabon's independence in 1960, two principal political parties existed: the Gabonese Democratic Bloc, led by Léon M'Ba, the Gabonese Democratic and Social Union, led by Jean-Hilaire Aubame. In the first post-independence election, held under a parliamentary system, neither party was able to win a majority; the BDG obtained support from three of the four independent legislative deputies, M'Ba was named Prime Minister. Soon after concluding that Gabon had an insufficient number of people for a two-party system, the two party leaders agreed on a single list of candidates. In the February 1961 election, held under the new presidential system, M'Ba became president and Aubame became foreign minister; this one-party system appeared to work until February 1963, when the larger BDG element forced the UDSG members to choose between a merger of the parties or resignation.

The UDSG cabinet ministers resigned, M'Ba called an election for February 1964 and a reduced number of National Assembly deputies. The UDSG failed to muster a list of candidates able to meet the requirements of the electoral decrees; when the BDG appeared to win the election by default, the Gabonese military toppled M'Ba in a bloodless coup on 18 February 1964. French troops re-established his government the next day. Elections were held in April 1964 with many opposition participants. BDG-supported candidates won 31 seats and the opposition 16. Late in 1966, the constitution was revised to provide for automatic succession of the vice president should the president die in office. In March 1967, Leon M'Ba and Omar Bongo were elected President and Vice President, with the BDG winning all 47 seats in the National Assembly. M'Ba died that year, Omar Bongo became president. In March 1968 Bongo declared Gabon a one-party state by dissolving the BDG and establishing a new party: the Gabonese Democratic Party.

He invited all Gabonese, regardless of previous political affiliation. Bongo was elected President in February 1973.

Majuli College

Majuli College is based at Kamalabari in Majuli, India. It was founded in 1962, is affiliated to AHSEC and Dibrugarh University besides being recognized by the University Grants Commission of India; the college is located on a fortified campus surrounded by a few Vaishnavite monasteries called satras and lush-green paddy fields. The college offers Higher Secondary and Postgraduate courses, it periodically organizes career counselling sessions and popular and motivational talks, has started job-oriented multi-utility diploma and certificate courses designed to help students build careers. The college facilitates undergraduate and postgraduate education through distance learning with Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University and Dibrugarh University. Higher Secondary Programme Arts ScienceBachelor Programme Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of ScienceMasters Programme Postgraduate courses under the Distance Education Scheme of Dibrugarh University in Assamese language, History, Political Science and Sociology.

The college provides digital library facilities to students. During its golden jubilee the library was renamed after the first principal of this college as Siksharatna Atul Chandra Goswami Granthagar. Notable alumni of Majuli College include: Tarun Chandra Pamegam, former vice president of Asam Sahitya Sabha; the college has published an annual magazine, "Majulian" the "Majuli College Magazine", since 1965. Golden jubilee of Majuli College - The Assam Tribune Online