Kondalilla is a national park in the Blackall Range of South East Queensland, Australia, 91 km north of Brisbane. William Skene founded this area on his property while searching for lost cattle, he named it Bon Accord before giving it to the Queensland Government who, during the fifties, renamed it Kondalilla, an Aboriginal word for running water. The area was first protected in 1906 as a recreational area, becoming a national park in 1945. Access is easiest by road from Flaxton, east of the park. There is a large picnic area. There are two tracks. A longer circuit track will take you to the bottom pool, not suitable for swimming. Allow at least two hours for the circuit trip, which in some places is close to the cliff edge and is not fenced. Camping in the park is not permitted. For countless generations, the Blackall Range has held spiritual significance for many Aboriginal people throughout South East Queensland. Abundant bunya pines growing throughout this area produced large nut crops, providing enough food for huge gatherings.
When the nut crop peaked every three years, Kabi Kabi and neighbouring Wakka Wakka people hosted the Bonyee Festival. Many invited guests travelled great distances from coastal and inland areas to share food and dances, arrange marriages, other social interactions. A large grassy area near Baroon Pocket was an important gathering place. From 1842 until 1860, the Blackall Range was part of a large reserve declared by Governor Gipps to protect the bunya pine food source for local Indigenous groups, it was illegal to clear land where bunya pines occurred. When reserve status was rescinded and timber-getters came. In the 1880s, prized timber including red cedar, white beech, bunya pine and tallowwood was logged in the Blackall Range; the forest around Kondalilla was logged and the ring-barked trees can still be seen today along the Picnic Creek circuit. Widespread clearing of the tableland forests ensued. However, some small areas were set aside for recreation. From the early 1900s, people began visiting this area for its "natural scenery and spectacular views".
The first area to be protected was Kondalilla—in 1906 it became a recreational area a national park in 1945. Since reserves have been added across the Blackall Range to protect remnants of its natural communities. Kondalilla National Park was linked to Obi Obi National Park in 1988. With other additions, including former State forest, the park has increased in size to 1591ha. Mapleton Falls became a national park in 1973, after being a reserve for recreational and scenic purposes for 38 years. Mapleton National Park was gazetted on 28 March 2014 and is an amalgamation of Mapleton Forest Reserve and Delicia Road Conservation Park; the park provides habitat for 107 bird species. It is home to the rare Pouched Frog; the vulnerable plant species, Macadamia integrifolia known as the Bopple Nut, grows in the park. Protected within the park is remnant subtropical rainforest; the park contains stands of piccabeen palms, pink ash, hoop pines and casuarinas as well as eucalypt forests and rainforest. The stand of bunya pines is the most easterly in Australia.
M Shed is a museum in Bristol, located on Prince's Wharf beside the Floating Harbour in a dockside transit shed occupied by Bristol Industrial Museum. The museum's name is derived from the way. M Shed is home to displays of 3,000 Bristol artefacts and stories, showing Bristol's role in the slave trade and items on transport and the arts. Admission is free; the museum opened in June 2011, with exhibits exploring work in the city. In its first year, 700,000 people visited the new museum. Moored in front of the museum is a collection of historic vessels, which include a 1934 fireboat, two tugboats; the museum contains a shop, learning cafe. On the quayside outside the museum are four electrically powered cargo cranes built in 1951 by Stothert & Pitt. Three of these cranes operate some weekends. A short distance to the west is a much older crane, the sole surviving operational example of a Fairbairn steam crane. Built in 1878 by Stothert & Pitt, it was in regular use until 1973 loading and unloading ships and railway wagons with loads up to 35 tons.
It has been restored and is in working order, operating on some bank holidays and the Bristol Harbour Festival. The Bristol Industrial Museum was transformed into the M Shed; the conversion was designed by Lab Architecture Studio. It was expected to cost £27 million including a grant of £11.3 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Another £1.39 million of HLF funding was announced in April 2011. It reopened in June 2011. In its first year, 700,000 people visited the new museum. Bristol Harbour Railway offers train rides along the quayside on selected weekends, using restored steam locomotives and rolling stock. Moored in front of the new museum is the collection of historic vessels, which included the 1934 fireboat Pyronaut and two tugs: John King built as a diesel tug in 1935, Mayflower, the world's oldest surviving steam tug, built in 1861. There are three main galleries: Bristol Places, Bristol People and Bristol Life, each telling a story of Bristol, containing a mixture of media. Among the 3,000 exhibits of material on display are models of Nick Park's Oscar-winning animated duo Wallace and Gromit, a 10m long mural by local graffiti artists, pink spray painted record decks courtesy of Massive Attack, the trip hop trio from Bristol.
The band's experimental sound would play a big part in the formation of the city's club scene in the 1980s and 1990s. On display are newspaper clippings from the city's landmark political episodes, including a triumphant moment for the fight against racial prejudice in 1963 when a group of West Indian workers led a bus boycott after the Bristol Omnibus Company refused to recruit black workers; the dispute was championed by Labour socialist Tony Benn and would help contribute to a decrease in racial discrimination in Britain. A centrepiece of the galleries is a huge mural entitled Window on Bristol, painted by local artists Andy Council and Luke Palmer, it depicts Bristol's buildings in the form of a huge graffiti-esque dinosaur. There is a temporary gallery displaying changing exhibitions throughout the year. Aviation, the museum contains: a Mignet HM.14, a piece of the Bristol Brabazon, a one-third scale model of a Rolls-Royce Pegasus engine, a Rolls-Royce/Snecma Olympus 593 engine and a Bristol Proteus Mk.255 engine.
Big Bang members have all released solo material since their debut album Bigbang Vol. 1, which included solo songs from each member. Four members: G-Dragon, Taeyang and Seungri have held solo concert tours. In 2008, Taeyang became the first member to hold a solo concert in support of his debut Hot. In 2009, G-Dragon held Shine a Light, in support of his debut album Heartbreaker. In 2010, Taeyang held his second concert in support of his first studio album Solar. In March 2013, Daesung embarked on his debut concert tour in support of his debut Japanese-language album D'scover, while G-Dragon began his first world tour, The One of a Kind World Tour, which visited nine countries across Asia. From 2014 to 2015, Daesung and Taeyang both embarked on concert tours in support of their respective albums. Daesung's D'slove Tour visited eight cities in Japan while Taeyang's Rise World Tour visited nine Asian countries. In 2017, all three members embarked on solo tours after the success of Big Bang's third studio album Made and its tour of the same name.
Daesung held his first Japanese dome tour which consisted of two shows each at Seibu Prince Dome and Kyocera Dome. On his Act III: M. O. T. T. E World Tour, G-Dragon visited 29 cities across Asia, North America and Oceania, becoming the first Korean solo artist to stage an arena tour in the latter three continents. G-Dragon became the second Korean soloist to perform at the Tokyo Dome. Taeyang's White Night World Tour visited 19 cities across North America. While T. O. P has never held a solo concert, he has held solo fan meetings in Japan in 2014. In 2017, Seungri held a fan meeting in Macau as a birthday party. List of Big Bang concert tours G-Dragon Official website Taeyang Official website Daesung Official website Daesung Official website
Grayson Thermal Systems is a UK manufacturer based in Birmingham. The firm is based in Tyseley and designs and supplies cooling and air conditioning products for buses, commercial, specialist and electric vehicles. In 2007 the Grayson Group created subsidiary Matco Engineering, a machining business set up to bring high-end service to the low and medium volume sector. There are now four Grayson manufacturing facilities globally. In 1978 chairman Graham Hateley formed Grayson Thermal Systems to service aftermarket customers. Expansion took place and by 1994 Grayson was the largest re-manufacturer of service exchange radiators in Europe. In 1997, Grayson entered the coach market offering cooling system parts to the UK market; this led the company to enter the OEM equipment market in 1998 and instead of just parts, manufacturing complete cooling modules. In 2004, Grayson made the move into the European market with orders coming in from Sweden, Bulgaria, Romania and Finland. Since 2004, Grayson have continued their expansion into the European market with contracts in Poland and France.
In 2008, the company developed a three year plan to continue expansion of the business with their main operations moving to a larger site to increase OE production. Grayson Thermal Systems Corporation was formed in 2018, an American subsidiary of Grayson in Franklin, Indiana, USA. A new facility opened to take their manufacturing capabilities of OE production into the North and South American market making their products and services more accessible worldwide. In 2010, new Managing Director Stuart Hateley took up post in place of his father Graham Hateley. In 2018, customer locations and usage of Grayson products now range from China, North America, South America and Central Europe and New Zealand. In 1998, Grayson patented the Cassette™ radiator designed for the bus and coach industry; the radiator offers refit in an hour. In 2017, the Grayson Electric Water Pump was launched, it was developed for hybrid and electric vehicle applications within any automotive industry. The Grayson Battery Thermal Management System for cooling of batteries used in hybrid and electric vehicles, was launched in 2017.
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X is the fourth studio album by Kristeen Young. It is themed around various reversals of, thoughts on, the Ten Commandments; the album was produced by Tony Visconti and engineered by Mario J. McNulty at Studio B, Looking Glass Studios, it features "Baby" Jeff White on drums, David Matos on guitar and a duet with Placebo's Brian Molko on No Other God. "No Other God" – 3:07 "Commit Adultery" – 3:11 "Kill It" – 4:02 "Lie" – 4:01 "Cold Steal" – 4:20 "Goddamn You, You Scenesters" – 3:34 "Yesterday's Future Man" – 4:03 "I Own The Best Of All Things" – 3:29 "My TV" – 4:00 "Devil Girl" – 4:55 "Credits" – 1:49 "No Other God' - 3:09
Edward Neumeier is an American screenwriter and director best known for his work on the science fiction movies RoboCop and Starship Troopers. He wrote the latter's sequels Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation, Starship Troopers 3: Marauder and Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars. Neumeier studied journalism at the University of California at Santa Cruz attended the School of Motion Picture and Television at University of California at Los Angeles. After completing his bachelor's degree at UCLA, Neumeier started work in the Hollywood film business, as a production assistant on the TV series Taxi, he went on to become a script reader in the Story Analyst's Union, working at Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures. During his time at Columbia, he advocated for putting Risky Business into production. Neumeier wrote his first outlines and film treatments for his first movie, RoboCop, as well as other spec scripts, he declined an offer of a vice-presidency at Universal Pictures, to develop the screenplay for RoboCop, with Michael Miner.
The rights to the screenplay were bought up by the Orion Pictures company, was granted a budget of just under $15 million. Paul Verhoeven was assigned to make the movie. Neumeier co-produced RoboCop, released in movie theaters in 1987 in North America and some other locations; this movie was a success, it drew just over 50 million dollars' worth of ticket sales in the United States alone. The success of RoboCop motivated the production of two sequels, RoboCop 2 and RoboCop 3, two TV series, one live-action and one animated. Most of the creators of RoboCop had left before the production of these sequels. In January 2018, it was announced that Neumeier was writing a direct sequel to the 1987 film that would ignore the two previous sequels and the 2014 remake. “We’re not supposed to say too much. There’s been a bunch of other RoboCop movies and there was a remake and I would say this would be kind of going back to the old RoboCop we all love and starting there and going forward. So it’s a continuation of the first movie.
In my mind. So it’s a little bit more of the old school thing” Neumeier said; the first sequel to RoboCop, RoboCop 2, was planned to have its screenplay written by Neumeier and Miner. He and Miner had written a dated rough first draft of a screenplay for RoboCop 2 in 1988 called The Corporate Wars. However, due to the 1988 Writers Guild of America strike, Neumeier was unable to write any more of the screenplay; the Orion Pictures company next decided to hire the comic book artist Frank Miller to work on his own screenplay for RoboCop 2. A decade after the first RoboCop movie was produced, Neumeier rejoined Paul Verhoeven to work on Starship Troopers, adapted from the novel with the same name by Robert A. Heinlein in 1959. With violence and satire thrown into a story of efforts by the human race to ensure its survival, Starship Troopers was more successful in Europe, etc. than in North America where it drew gross ticket sales of about $54 million at theaters, although Artforum magazine selected this film as one of the "10 most artistic achievements of 1997".
Neumeier appeared in this film in the brief role of a man convicted of murder and sentenced to immediate execution. In January 2018 it was announced that Neumeier was writing a direct sequel to the 1987 classic film that would ignore both sequels and the 2014 remake. "We're not supposed to say too much. There's been a bunch of other RoboCop movies and there was a remake and I would say this would be kind of going back to the old RoboCop we all love and starting there and going forward. So it's a continuation of the first movie. In my mind. So it's a little bit more of the old school thing," Neumeier said.” In July 2018, it was confirmed a new film, titled RoboCop Returns, was in development, with Neill Blomkamp directing and Justin Rhodes rewriting an original script by Neumeier and Michael Miner. In 2019, Neumeier said that Blomkemp wanted RoboCop Returns to be as close to the 1987 film as possible saying that Blomkemp feels that "it should be the proper Verhoeven if Verhoeven had directed a movie right after RoboCop.
On June 29, 2019, Blomkamp confirmed that the original RoboCop suit would be used in this film saying "1 million% original" when answering a fan's question on Twitter. Blomkamp gave an update on the script saying "“Script is being written. Going well! Imagine watching Verhoeven do a follow up film.” Neumeier is father to two adult children, Casey Neumeier and autistic activist Shain Mahaffey Neumeier. RoboCop Starship Troopers Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid Starship Troopers 3: Marauder Starship Troopers: Invasion Robocop Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars Edward Neumeier on IMDb