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Kunzea ericoides

Kunzea ericoides known as kānuka, white tea-tree or burgan, is a tree or shrub in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae and is endemic to New Zealand. It has white or pink flowers similar to those of Leptospermum and from its first formal description in 1832 until 1983 was known as Leptospermum ericoides; the flowers have five petals and up to 25 stamens which are longer than the petals. Kunzea ericoides is a spreading shrub or tree, sometimes growing to a height of 18 m with bark which peels in long strips and young branches which tend to droop; the leaves are variable in shape from linear to narrow elliptic or lance-shaped, 6.5–25 mm long and 1–5 mm wide with a petiole up to 1 mm long. The flowers are pale pink, crowded on side branches or in the axils of upper leaves; the floral cup is on a pedicel 3 -- 6 mm long. There are five triangular sepals about five petals about 2 mm long. There are up to 25 stamens which are 1–4 mm longer than the petals. Flowering occurs between October and February and is followed by fruit, a cup-shaped capsule 2–4 mm long and wide.

The capsule opens to release its seed when mature. Kunzea ericoides is similar to the Australian endemics K. leptospermoides and K. peduncularis which were included in K. ericoides. The new status of K. ericoides follows the publication of a paper entitled "A revision of the New Zealand Kunzea ericoides complex" by the New Zealand botanist, Peter James de Lange. Kānuka was first formally described in 1832 by the French botanist Achille Richard who gave it the name Leptospermum ericoides from a specimen he collected in New Zealand; the description was published in Voyage de découvertes de l'Astrolabe - Botanique. In 1983, Joy Thompson changed the name to Kunzea ericoides, describing the differences between Leptospermum and Kunzea in Telopea; the specific epithet refers to the similarity of the habit of this species to that of Erica arborea. The suffix -oides is a Latin ending meaning "likeness". Kānuka is only known from the north of the South Island, it is found north of the Buller and Wairau Rivers, is most common near Nelson.

It grows in shrubland and forest is coastal and lowland areas in subalpine shrubland. Members of the kānuka complex are found throughout New Zealand occurring on the Three Kings Islands, from Te Paki at the northern tip of the North Island to as far south as Dunedin and Central Otago in the South Island, Stewart Island. Within this range kānuka is widespread ranging from coastal scrub and sand dunes through lowland and montane forest, with one member of the complex reaching elevations of 2000 metres above sea level. Kānuka colonizes land recovering after a fire and is a critical part of the natural recovery of open disturbed ground to forest. With its small but abundant flowers it can colour a whole hillside white giving the appearance of snow cover, it is widespread in coastal scrub and colonizing land recovering after a fire or reverting to a natural state after being used for agriculture. It has been recorded growing to altitudes of 2000 metres above sea level; the wood is hard and although not durable in the ground it is used for wharf piles and tool handles.

It is popular as firewood, burns with a great heat. Kānuka can grow to around 10 metres high. Kākāriki parakeets use the leaves and bark of kānuka and the related mānuka tea trees to rid themselves of parasites. Apart from ingesting the material, they chew it, mix it with preen gland oil and apply it to their feathers. Mānuka and kānuka are superficially similar species and are confused with one another; the easiest way to tell the difference between them is to feel the foliage, kānuka leaves being soft, while mānuka leaves are prickly. K. ericoides may occur in the understory of certain rimu/nothofagus forests in the South Island. Typical associate understory species may include Cyathodes fasciculata. A variety of kānuka, the prostrate kānuka, is one of the few plants that can survive hot ground in the immediate surroundings of geothermal features such as fumaroles and craters, for instance at "Craters of the Moon", a geothermal area close to Taupo, New Zealand. Kānuka Hills, a range of hills in New Zealand named after Kunzea ericoides.

John Dawson and Rob Lucas. 2000. Nature guide to the New Zealand forest, Godwit Publishing Media related to Kunzea ericoides at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Kunzea ericoides at Wikispecies


Hbaline is a small village in Jbeil-Byblos-Lebanon located 44 km north of Beirut and at an altitude of 540 meters, just above Amchit and Gherfine and before BeitHabbak. Hbaline is located on a small hill, its eastern side overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. Other names include Habbalin, Habbālīn, Hbālīn, Hbêlîne, Hbaline, Hbaleen, Habālīn, Hbalîne, Hbaïline; the Nader family's presence in Habline dates from 1516 when their ancestor Hajj Khalil established himself. In 1516, following the Marj Dabek battle when the Ottomans defeated the Mamluks and invaded Lebanon and Syria, Hajj Khalil with his two brothers Hajj Younane and Hbeich fled from Deir el Ahmar to seek refuge in Yanouh. From Yanouh, Hbeich went to Ghazir in the Keserwan District where he served the emirs and got rewarded with the Sheikh title, while Younane went to a village called Edde near Jbeil and named himself after the village in order to hide his original identity fearing conflict with the Shia tribes present in the Jbeil area. Hajj Khalil moved to the outskirts of Hbaline where he established a farm, his descendants moved to Hbaline.

Two families in the village of Arbaniyeh trace their Ancestry to Hbaline. The Aoun and Asmar families left Hbalin sometimes in the early 17th century; the Asmar and Edde families are said to have been one family which inhabited the village of Deir el Ahmar. There are 161 inhabitants in the village; the inhabitants are Maronite Christians. Some part of the population has emigrated to Latin America. Many has left in the 20th century to Ecuador as issa and farhat family's and Mansour family’s There are three chapels in the village: Sainte Sophie, a small chapel located downhill in the eastern part of the village. Notre Dame de la Délivrance, a small church which can host 80 persons, located in the central square of the village, it dates from the beginning of the 19th century. One can notice its small entrance doors; these were designed to prevent Ottoman cavaliers from bursting inside with their horses. The priest responsible for the Hbaline Churches is Father Joseph Khoury. Church EXA- AGENCIA ESPACIAL CIVIL ECUATORIANA Satellite view of the village can be found

1959 BRDC International Trophy

The 11th BRDC International Trophy was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 2 May 1959 at the Silverstone Circuit, England. The race was run over 50 laps of the Grand Prix circuit, was won by Australian driver Jack Brabham in a Cooper T51; the race marked the debut of Aston Martin's entry into Formula One motor racing. Both cars performed well, placing third and sixth in practice, Roy Salvadori achieved fastest lap on his way to second place. However, their performance flattered to deceive, they were never as competitive again; the field included several Formula Two cars, highest finisher being Jim Russell in a Cooper T45. Note: a blue background indicates a car running under Formula 2 regulations. "1959 International Trophy Results". Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 2019-12-10. "1959 Non-World Championship Grands Prix". Retrieved 2019-12-10

2010 Individual Junior Ice Racing European Championship

The 2010 Individual Junior Ice Racing European Championship was the second annual UEM Individual Junior Ice Racing European Championship, but first time for under 25 rider. The final was held in Kamensk-Uralsky, Russia on 30 and 31 January 2010, was won by Sergey Karachintsev. January 30–31, 2010 RUS Kamensk-Uralsky, Sverdlovsk Oblast “Metallurg” stadium Referee: T. Bouin Jury President: S. Lyatosinsky References Two Swedish place and two Finnish place was replaced by Russian rider. One Dutch place was replaced by German rider. At the day two, Tikhonov was replaced by Akumbaev, Koltakov was replaced by Belousov. 2010 Individual Ice Racing World Championship 2010 Individual Ice Racing European Championship Ice speedway

Miami County, Indiana

Miami County is a county located in the U. S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 36,903; the county seat is the City of Peru. Miami County is part of the Kokomo-Peru CSA. Indiana became a state after being Indiana territory for sixteen years. Indiana was part of the Northwest Territory, made up of land gained by the British after the French and Indian War and organized into a territory after the American Revolution, it was after the revolution that settlement in the area by Europeans began. Knox territory included all of present-day Indiana and areas of Illinois. Ancestry’s Red Book notes that jurisdiction in Knox territory changed due to Indian uprisings in the area from 1790-1810. In 1800, Indiana became the name of a territory. Parts Michigan and Illinois both broke away from the territory before it became a state in 1816. Miami County was formed in 1832 from unorganized land, it was named for a Native American people, many of whom still live in this area. In 1834, Miami County widened its western border taking some area from Cass County.

In 1838 a small portion of unorganized territory was added to the northeastern border, but in 1844 that area was lost to Fulton County. Miami County has been its present shape since 1844. According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 377.39 square miles, of which 373.84 square miles is land and 3.55 square miles is water. Fulton County Wabash County Grant County Howard County Cass County Peru Amboy Bunker Hill Converse Denver Macy Grissom AFB Mexico In recent years, average temperatures in Peru have ranged from a low of 14 °F in January to a high of 83 °F in July, although a record low of −24 °F was recorded in January 1985 and a record high of 103 °F was recorded in June 1988. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.89 inches in February to 4.23 inches in June. The county government is a constitutional body, is granted specific powers by the Constitution of Indiana, by the Indiana Code. County Council: The county council is the legislative branch of the county government and controls all the spending and revenue collection in the county.

Representatives are elected from county districts. The council members serve four-year terms, they are responsible for setting salaries, the annual budget, special spending. The council has limited authority to impose local taxes, in the form of an income and property tax, subject to state level approval, excise taxes, service taxes. Board of Commissioners: The executive body of the county is made of a board of commissioners; the commissioners are elected county-wide, in staggered terms, each serves a four-year term. One of the commissioners the most senior, serves as president; the commissioners are charged with executing the acts legislated by the council, collecting revenue, managing the day-to-day functions of the county government. Court: The county maintains a small claims court that can handle some civil cases; the judge on the court is elected to a term of four years and must be a member of the Indiana Bar Association. The judge is assisted by a constable, elected to a four-year term. In some cases, court decisions can be appealed to the state level circuit court.

County Officials: The county has several other elected offices, including sheriff, auditor, recorder and circuit court clerk Each of these elected officers serves a term of four years and oversees a different part of county government. Members elected to county government positions are required to declare party affiliations and to be residents of the county. Miami County is part of Indiana's 2nd congressional district; as of the 2010 United States Census, there were 36,903 people, 13,456 households, 9,330 families residing in the county. The population density was 98.7 inhabitants per square mile. There were 15,479 housing units at an average density of 41.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 91.8% white, 4.5% black or African American, 0.9% American Indian, 0.3% Asian, 0.6% from other races, 1.8% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.5% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 27.2% were German, 17.3% were American, 12.0% were Irish, 8.4% were English.

Of the 13,456 households, 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.7% were non-families, 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.97. The median age was 39.5 years. The median income for a household in the county was $47,697 and the median income for a family was $49,282. Males had a median income of $40,038 versus $26,011 for females; the per capita income for the county was $18,854. About 13.0% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.6% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over. Major employers of Miami County include: Ferrellgas Schneider Electric Square D Miami Correctional Facility Correction Indiana Dept Armour-eckrich Meats American Stationery Co Dukes Memorial Hospital Miami County Bryan Steam LLC Snavely Machine & Mfg Co Inc National Register of Historic Places listings in Miami County, Indiana Bodurtha, Arthur Law

John Mitzewich

John Armand Mitzewich, famously known as "Chef John", is an American chef, video blogger and YouTube personality, who publishes instructional cooking videos on the video blog Food Wishes, as well as on a YouTube channel by the same name. Chef John contributes eCookbooks and videos to the online food network His video recipes have over 600 million views on YouTube, he has authored a cookbook for Parragon Publishing entitled, "America's Family Favorites: The Best of Home Cooking". In 2011, he won the Taste TV Tasty Awards "Best Home Chef in a Series". John Mitzewich graduated from Paul Smith's College, New York, in 1983, he received an Associate of Applied Science Degree, with Honours, in Culinary Arts/Chef Training, was honoured as the school's 1983 "Outstanding Chef Training Student.". He's "held just about every position possible in the food industry" including Executive Sous Chef at the Carnelian Room, Sous Chef at Ryan's Café, Garde Manger at the San Francisco Opera. Chef John was a Chef Instructor at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco for five years before leaving to focus on teaching people to cook online.

Uniquely among Internet food writers, each of Mitzewich's recipes is split between the blog and the video instructions on his YouTube channel, with the exact written ingredient amounts and background information about the recipe being posted on the blog, the method for preparing the recipe not being written but instead explained through the video on YouTube. As of January 2020, Mitzewich has over 3.2 million subscribers to his YouTube channel with over half of a billion views. Mitzewich has a content partnership deal with YouTube. A differentiating aspect of Mitzewich's videos on YouTube is his way of filming, he deliberately keeps himself out of the shot, only displaying utensils and his hands. He records a narration of the video and overlays his voice recording on the video, his signature YouTube farewell is "And, as always, enjoy!" is Chef John's proper blog spot where he posts all his recipes that he makes videos of on his youtube channel. The blog has detailed information on the recipes, which include ingredients and the techniques that have been used to create those delicacies.

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