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Kroombit Tops National Park

Kroombit Tops is a national park in Central Queensland, Australia. Located between Monto and Calliope in The Boyne Valley, it is 399 km northwest of Brisbane. Cania Gorge National Park is located 25 km to the south. In February 1945, an American Liberator Bomber, "Beautiful Betsy", crashed into what is now Kroombit Tops National Park; the wreckage was discovered on 2 August 1994. Recreational activities conducted in the park include birdwatching, off-road driving and bushwalking. Camping is permitted; the park provides refuge for the Kroombit tinker frog. The species is so rare. In 2013, a new species of marsupial, the silver-headed antechinus, was described, found only in the national park. A small population of brumbies roam the park that sometimes have to be mustered to reduce their numbers. On 2 August 1994, the wreckage of a United States Army Air Forces Consolidated B-24D Liberator, Beautiful Betsy, was discovered in the park; the aircraft had gone missing in stormy weather on 26 February 1945 while on a "Fat Cat" run from Darwin to Brisbane - transporting men and supplies as part of a regular flight.

Protected areas of Queensland Kroombit Mud Map at boynevalley.org.au Kroombit and "Beautiful Betsy"

Exploration of the Moon

The physical exploration of the Moon began when Luna 2, a space probe launched by the Soviet Union, made an impact on the surface of the Moon on September 14, 1959. Prior to that the only available means of exploration had been observation from Earth; the invention of the optical telescope brought about the first leap in the quality of lunar observations. Galileo Galilei is credited as the first person to use a telescope for astronomical purposes. NASA's Apollo program was the first, to date only, mission to land humans on the Moon, which it did six times; the first landing took place in 1969, when astronauts placed scientific instruments and returned lunar samples to Earth. The ancient Greek philosopher Anaxagoras reasoned that the Sun and Moon were both giant spherical rocks, that the latter reflected the light of the former, his non-religious view of the heavens was one cause for eventual exile. In his little book On the Face in the Moon's Orb, Plutarch suggested that the Moon had deep recesses in which the light of the Sun did not reach and that the spots are nothing but the shadows of rivers or deep chasms.

He entertained the possibility that the Moon was inhabited. Aristarchus went a step further and computed the distance from Earth, together with its size, obtaining a value of 20 times the Earth radius for the distance. Although the Chinese of the Han Dynasty believed the Moon to be energy equated to qi, their'radiating influence' theory recognized that the light of the Moon was a reflection of the Sun; this was supported by mainstream thinkers such as Jing Fang. Shen Kuo of the Song Dynasty created an allegory equating the waxing and waning of the Moon to a round ball of reflective silver that, when doused with white powder and viewed from the side, would appear to be a crescent. By 499 AD, the Indian astronomer Aryabhata mentioned in his Aryabhatiya that reflected sunlight is the cause behind the shining of the Moon. Habash al-Hasib al-Marwazi, a Persian astronomer, conducted various observations at the Al-Shammisiyyah observatory in Baghdad between 825 and 835 AD. Using these observations, he estimated the Moon's diameter as 3,037 km and its distance from the Earth as 346,345 km, which come close to the accepted values.

In the 11th century, the Islamic physicist, investigated moonlight, which he proved through experimentation originates from sunlight and concluded that it "emits light from those portions of its surface which the sun's light strikes."By the Middle Ages, before the invention of the telescope, an increasing number of people began to recognise the Moon as a sphere, though many believed that it was "perfectly smooth". In 1609, Galileo Galilei drew one of the first telescopic drawings of the Moon in his book Sidereus Nuncius and noted that it was not smooth but had mountains and craters. In the 17th century, Giovanni Battista Riccioli and Francesco Maria Grimaldi drew a map of the Moon and gave many craters the names they still have today. On maps, the dark parts of the Moon's surface were called maria or seas, the light parts were called terrae or continents. Thomas Harriot, as well as Galilei, drew the first telescopic representation of the Moon and observed it for several years, his drawings, remained unpublished.

The first map of the Moon was made by the Belgian cosmographer and astronomer Michael Florent van Langren in 1645. Two years a much more influential effort was published by Johannes Hevelius. In 1647 Hevelius published Selenographia, the first treatise devoted to the Moon. Hevelius's nomenclature, although used in Protestant countries until the eighteenth century, was replaced by the system published in 1651 by the Jesuit astronomer Giovanni Battista Riccioli, who gave the large naked-eye spots the names of seas and the telescopic spots the name of philosophers and astronomers. In 1753 the Croatian Jesuit and astronomer Roger Joseph Boscovich discovered the absence of atmosphere on the Moon. In 1824 Franz von Gruithuisen explained the formation of craters as a result of meteorite strikes; the possibility that the Moon contains vegetation and is inhabited by selenites was considered by major astronomers into the first decades of the 19th century. In 1834–1836, Wilhelm Beer and Johann Heinrich Mädler published their four-volume Mappa Selenographica and the book Der Mond in 1837, which established the conclusion that the Moon has no bodies of water nor any appreciable atmosphere.

The Cold War-inspired "space race" and "Moon race" between the Soviet Union and the United States of America accelerated with a focus on the Moon. This included many scientifically important firsts, such as the first photographs of the then-unseen far side of the Moon in 1959 by the Soviet Union, culminated with the landing of the first humans on the Moon in 1969 seen around the world as one of the pivotal events of the 20th century, indeed of human history in general; the first artificial object to reach the Moon was the uncrewed Soviet probe Luna 2, which made a hard landing on September 14, 1959, at 21:02:24 UTC. The far side of the Moon was first photographed on October 7, 1959, by the Soviet probe Luna 3. Though vague by today's standards, the photos showed that the far side of the Moon completely lacked maria. In an effort to compete with these Soviet successes, U. S. President John F. Kennedy propose

Ilomilo

Ilomilo is a puzzle video game developed by Southend Interactive and Microsoft Game Studios. It was released on Windows Phone 7 on November 2010 for AT&T customers. On November 26, 2010, a "secret" website was made available where players could get a code to download a trial and purchase the game early, while the game was released on Xbox Live Arcade on January 5, 2011. On May 23, 2017, the game became available on Xbox One through its backwards compatibility program. In 2019, singer Billie Eilish released a song named after the game, which appears on her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?. The song references the game; the goal of each of the 49 levels is to unite Ilo and Milo, who are on separate sides of the level and must work together to meet. Players can change control between Ilo and Milo; because only one character can be "active" at any time, players in multiplayer alternate between controlling their given character and using a "pointer" to help guide the active player.

"Eggs" are hidden on certain levels which are only accessible in multiplayer. Levels are made up of various cubes, some of which Ilo or Milo can pick up and carry in order to place elsewhere in the level, opening a path for the other to travel on. Different cubes have different effects, such as some which extend across gaps or some that allow Ilo or Milo to fall through and end up on the other side. There are carpets which allow characters to walk on different sides of the cubes and switches which activate bridges. Hidden throughout the levels are various fragments, which when collected piece together postcard memories, explaining some of the game's backstory. There small creatures called Safkas hidden in each level, which unlock bonuses when collected; the levels that these safkas open contain a part of Sebastian's "The Huntsman and the Fox", levels with appearances from other games, levels with re-skins of Ilo and Milo themselves. The characters that can be seen in the purple safka's levels are The Goo Balls from World of Goo, Victor Neff from "The Dream Machine", Meat Boy from Super Meat Boy, Josef from Machinarium.

Additional content is available if the player owns A World of Keflings or Raskulls. Ilo and Milo are two friends that meet daily for companionship inside a bizarre park in a strange world, populated by odd characters including other safkas, utilitarian lifeforms known as "cubes", the haughty but helpful Sebastian, a small man wearing a bicorne and riding a flying beetle; each time Ilo and Milo leave for the night and return to each other in the day, the park becomes more and more complicated to navigate. After one meeting and Milo become upset at the thought of leaving each other again, crying so that the subsequent levels are played underwater, they each have an idea to draw maps for each other and hurl them about the park in hopes the other finds them making the park more confusing to navigate. In the final chapter and Milo resolve not to go home at nighttime, instead search for the sun so that they may stay together. Becoming lost once again, they reunite at a vehicle that resembles a locomotive fused with a biplane, depart from the park in it.

Vowing never to separate again, they wander the world together. The main story is allegorical for a brief subplot involving two human characters named "Ilona Zevon" and "Milton Foley". In this subplot and Milton write letters to each other and desire to meet together at their favorite spots, including an unknown park and lake. Ilona stops meeting with Milton and writing altogether. Ilona is revealed to have been barred from seeing Milton by "they". Milton reestablishes contact with Ilona and resumes their meetings, Ilona acquires two tickets for an unknown night train, asking they "never turn back"; the final snippet is a missing persons report for Ilona and Milton, dated November 29. A second subplot, a fable called "The Huntsman and the Fox", is narrated to the player by Sebastian, if he/she encounters him in specific bonus levels; the fable involves a fox, a huntsman, his demanding fiancé. The fiancé asks the huntsman to create from it a beautiful fur boa; the huntsman goes into the forest and encounters the fox, the fox convinces the huntsman to spare it for the sake of its family.

The fiancé is furious and threatens to leave the huntsman if he does not produce a boa, the huntsman confronts the fox again. The fox strikes a deal with the huntsman, offering its tail in exchange for its life and the vow of the huntsman to never again harm a fox; the fiancé however rejects the tail alone as too inadequate to make a beautiful boa with, the huntsman decides to break his deal with the fox. The fox warns the huntsman that if he is killed, the huntsman will never be able to leave the forest, as it is the only guide in or out. However, the fox proves correct, the huntsman soon becomes hopelessly lost. After much wandering, the huntsman encounters an abandoned house and enters it, only to be sealed inside by an unknown force forever; the fiancé is left pining for the huntsman forgetting about the boa but never of him. Sebastian suggests that the huntsman became the new forest guide. It's possible that the huntsman

Ghita Nørby

Ghita Nørby is a Danish actress with 117 film credits to her name from 1956–2005, making her one of the most active Danish actresses ever. She was born in Copenhagen, the daughter of opera singer Einar Nørby, she studied two years at the Danish Royal Theatre, was an actress there from 1956–1959. She has been married a number of times. First in 1956 to architect Mogens Garth-Grüner, to actor Henrik Wiehe, she met her next husband, Italian pop singer/actor Dario Campeotto, on the set of a film they were shooting in 1962. They were married in 1963, had a son, actor Giacomo Campeotto, in 1964, they were divorced in 1969. She married actor Jørgen Reenberg in April 1970, she is married to pianist/composer, Svend Skipper. She has received a number of awards and recognitions including the Ingenio et Arti medal in 2006. At the 27th Guldbagge Awards she was nominated for the award for Best Actress for her role in Freud's Leaving Home. Charles' tante, role of Laura Hornemann Baronessen fra benzintanken 1960, role of Anne Tofte/von Rosensten Han, Dirch og Dario 1962 Oskar 1962 Den kære familie 1962 Sytten 1965 I Am Looking for a Man 1966 Sangen om den Røde Rubin 1970 Amour 1970 Matador 1978, TV series, role of Ingeborg Skjern Me and Charly 1978 Katinka 1988 Dansen med Regitze 1989 Den goda viljan, 1992 Riget 1994–97, TV series Hamsun Edderkoppen, TV series Rejseholdet 2000, TV series Hjælp, Jeg er en Fisk 2000, voice of Aunt Anna, the Eel Fire høytider 2000, TV mini-series Grev Axel: 2001, role of Baronesse Gjerløv En kort, en lang 2001 Kokken: Arsenik og gamle kniplinger 2002, TV, role of Abby Brewster.

Arven Ørnen: En krimi-odyssé, TV series O' Horten Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick Jauja Silent Heart Key House Mirror She has additionally provided Danish voice to the following Disney animation films Pocahontas and the Tramp II, Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World, The Emperor's New Groove, Mulan II. 2006: Ibsen Centennial Commemoration Award Ghita Nørby on IMDb

George Delves

Sir George Delves was a knight, military commander, member of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Between the 1st and the 3 May 1571, Delves was one of the defenders in a tournament before the Queen at which one of the challengers was the Earl of Oxford. On 24 June, Delves wrote to the Earl of Rutland "There is no man of life and agility in every respect in the Court but the Earl of Oxford". In 1578, Delves and Sir William Fitzwilliam were appointed by letters patent as alnagers and collectors of customs duties on the transport of'New Draperies', a profitable position, to be held for seven years. In the event, they held their patent for a great deal longer, the actual work being done by deputies. Delves married Christian, a daughter of Sir William FitzWilliam, of Northamptonshire, the widow of Sir Richard Wingfield, who had died by June 1559, he thus became the step-father of Christian's sons Richard first Viscount Powerscourt, John Wingfield. On 8 March 1582/83, Delves married secondly Isley, of Westminster.

She brought to the marriage an estate at Kent. He was knighted on 4 April 1591 by Lord Deputy of Ireland. In 1602, he was one of the justices for the Quarter Sessions of Kent held at Maidstone. Delves's arms are blazoned: "Argent a chevron gules fretty or between three delves sable

Mark Lund

Mark Ashton Lund is an American writer and television analyst who covers figure skating. He is a film producer, he is the author of Frozen Assets, was the publisher of International Figure Skating Magazine from its inception in 1993 until 2004, when his company, Ashton International Media, Inc. lost control of the magazine in a hostile takeover. In 2001, Out Magazine named Lund to the OUT 100 list of greatest success stories for that year. Lund has made numerous media appearances as an analyst on figure skating during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games figure skating scandal, where he was an analyst for CNN, he served as a judge on the television show Skating with Celebrities in early 2006. After losing control of International Figure Skating, gay, founded another magazine, SCENE, aimed at the gay community. Lund appeared on Nancy Kerrigan's World of Skating in an episode that aired January 14, 2007 titled "Countdown to Nationals & Road to Glory", his commentary in this episode concerning US men's figure skater Johnny Weir was criticized by several bloggers in the gay community.

On March 18, 2008 writer Alan Schwarz used some of Lund's quotes from the broadcast in a New York Times article titled Figure Skating Rivalry Pits Athleticism Against Artistry. In 2007, Lund appeared as Commander Steven Conner in Star Trek: Odyssey in their pilot episode "Iliad" and produced the science fiction short film First World based on his feature-length script; the script was nominated for screenplay awards at the California Independent Film Festival, Fantastic Planet Film Festival and The Movie Deal. On August 18, 2013, Lund premiered his first feature film Justice Is Mind at the Capital District Film Festival in Albany, NY. After a limited theatrical run and international premiere the film was released by Filmhub to Amazon Prime on September 26, 2014. In 2014 Lund appeared on ESPN’s 30 for 30 episode The Price of Gold about the attack on Nancy Kerrigan at the 1994 U. S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, MI. In 2016 Lund wrote Serpentine, a political thriller around the sport of figure skating.

To develop interest in the project Lund produced the first ten pages of the script. Serpentine: The Short Program premiered on March 6, 2017 at the Strand Theatre in Clinton, MA. Official Mark Ashton Lund Web site Mark Lund on IMDb First World on IMDb