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Lane Cove National Park

The Lane Cove National Park is a protected national park, located within metropolitan Sydney, in New South Wales, Australia. The 372-hectare national park is situated about 10 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district and features various vegetation types, such as, wet and dry sclerophyll forest, heathland and tidal flats; the park consists of land near the banks of the Lane Cove River, which flows south-east into Sydney Harbour. It extends to the outskirts of Pennant Hills and Wahroonga at its northern boundaries; the park includes areas of land which are part of Ku-ring-gai and Hornsby local government areas with small areas of the park in Willoughby, Lane Cove and Hunter's Hill local government areas on the banks of the lower reaches of the river. The park is surrounded on all sides by developed suburban areas and except for the upper northwestern region is never more than a kilometre wide. Much of the park is of rugged terrain on the slopes of the river valley and covered by dense bush.

The characteristics of the bush vary depending upon soils and topography. Parts of the park are affected by weed infestations, such as Fiddens Fairyland; the central section of the park, between De Burghs Bridge on Ryde Road and Fullers Bridge, was set aside as a park in the 1920s and developed with picnic areas interspersed in the bush along the banks of the river. The majority of these picnic areas are located between the Fuller's Road bridge and the road that leads towards the Tourist Park. North of this point the area becomes more rugged and there are no picnic areas until the Tunks Hill area, away from the river behind the garden nursery on Lane Cove Road. A weir was constructed in the 1930s near Fullers Bridge which converted the middle section of the river from tidal salt-water to a fresh-water area with constant water level suitable for recreational use in rowing boats and canoes; this area was called Lane Cove River Park. In 1982, the Government of New South Wales took over direct control of the park, called Lane Cove Regional Park.

Various nearby areas of undeveloped government land near the river upstream and downstream from the central area including an area around Pennant Hills Park has been added to the national park. It was renamed Lane Cove National Park in 1992. A fish ladder has been constructed next to the weir to enable Australian bass to access the freshwater breeding grounds upstream of the weir. Fishing is allowed in parts of the Lane Cove River as per restrictions managed by NSW Department of Primary Industries; the Lane Cove National Park is popular with walkers and cyclists. The Lane Cove River Tourist Park, operated by the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, is located within Lane Cove National Park; the main walking track along the Lane Cove River forms part of the Great North Walk from Sydney CBD to Newcastle. This track incorporates a number of old tracks that were, in old logging trails. Common native plant species throughout the park include Grass-trees, Smooth-barked apples, Old man banksias, Flannel flowers, Scribbly gums, Wonga Wonga vines.

The park is home to a variety of native bird species, including Brushturkeys, Superb Fairywrens, Crimson Rosellas, Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos, Rainbow Lorikeets, Eastern Whipbirds. Non-native birds such as Common Mynas and Red-Whiskered Bulbuls occupy the park. Common reptiles include the Eastern Water Dragon and Lace Monitor, whilst common mammals include Swamp Wallabies and Echidnas; the parks position in the middle of a major metropolis necessitates compromises between the social desire for maintaining a pristine environment, the need for urban development. Two examples of this compromise are: The M2 motorway crosses the National Park at Epping and is visible for kilometers to bushwalkers traveling along Terry's Creek. In 2014 Sydney Water began rebuilding a 3.3 kilometre section of wastewater pipe located beside Terrys Creek, running through bushland between Forrester Park and Browns Waterhole in the Lane Cove National Park, South Turramurra. This involved upgrading access tracks to the pipeline.

Commandment Rock Devlins Creek Protected areas of New South Wales Lane Cove River Tourist Park. Operated by National Parks NSW Lane Cove National Park Website Friends of Lane Cove National Park Inc Lane Cove National Park Community Group

Non-international England cricket teams

In English cricket since the first half of the 18th century, various ad hoc teams have been formed for short-term purposes which have been called England to play against, Marylebone Cricket Club or an individual county team. The key factor is that they were non-international and there is a significant difference between them and the official England cricket team which takes part in international fixtures. Conceptually, there is evidence of this sort of team being formed, or at least mooted, since the 1730s, they have always been "occasional elevens" but have invariably been strong sides. A typical example would be a selection consisting of leading players drawn from several county teams; the earliest known mention of the concept occurs in a report by the London Evening Post of 7 to 9 September 1734 which states that the London Cricket Club, being "desirous of playing one more match before the season is expired, do challenge to play with any eleven men in England". The challenge excluded members of Croydon Cricket Club, with.

It is possible that challenges of this sort had been issued but no records of them have been found. There had been matches involving, for example, a team representing one county against a team bearing a patron's name and it is possible that teams of the latter type included players from a wide geographical area. In the 1730s, "any eleven men in England" would in practice have come from the southeastern counties only: e.g. Berkshire, Hampshire, Middlesex, Sussex; the majority of such teams were labelled "England" and sometimes the term "all-England" was used loosely in a generic sense but speaking, the teams represented "the Rest of England". The "all England" term per se was first used in reports of two Kent v England matches in 1739; the first was at Bromley Common on Monday, 9 July, billed as "eleven gentlemen of that county and eleven gentlemen from any part of England, exclusive of Kent". Kent, described as "the unconquerable county", won by "a few notches"; the second match was at the Artillery Ground in Finsbury on Monday, 23 July.

This game was drawn and a report includes the phrase "eleven picked out of all England". Top-level cricket at that time, was limited to the southeastern counties. Before these matches, there were instances of teams representing a number of counties. On Thursday, 28 August 1729, a match between Edwin Stead's XI and Sir William Gage's XI was held at Penshurst Park, near Tunbridge Wells in Kent; the match had the alternative title of Kent v Sussex & Hampshire. It played for 100 guineas with some thousands watching, it seems to have been the first known innings victory as Gage "got in one hand, as the former did in two hands, so the Kentish men threw it up". A contemporary report states that " turned the scale of victory, which for some years past has been on the Kentish side". Given a 1728 reference to the superiority of Kent in the 1720s, it would seem that only a team representing three other counties had the strength to compete against them. After 1739, "England" became a generic term used to denote numerous teams over the next two hundred years.

They invariably have important match status, depending on the quality and/or status of their opponents. Sometimes, the all-England teams were given names like "The Rest", which more describes them vis-à-vis their opponents. CricketArchive lists 29 matches involving teams called England or The Rest between 1739 and 1778; these are all important matches but only one, England v Kent in 1744, has a scorecard. The earliest important match, designated "first-class" by CA was between a Hampshire county team and one called England on Broadhalfpenny Down at Hambledon in Hampshire on 24 June 1772. CA lists all matches involving teams called England without differentiating between international and non-international, so it seems they assume the "England" team of 1772 to be a direct predecessor of the modern England Test team. Not helpfully, CA uses the term "England XI" and has another list, starting in 1872, of matches played by this team, understood to be the England national team when playing non-international matches on tour.

CA's list of England XI matches begins five years before Test cricket started and most of the early matches are between a university team and what is loosely termed an England XI. The name "All-England" took on a specific meaning in 1846 when William Clarke's All-England Eleven known as the AEE, was founded as a touring team of leading players, its purpose being to take advantage of the new railway network and play matches at city venues in the North of England. Clarke's team was indeed a top-class side worthy of its title as, in 1846, it consisted of himself, Joe Guy, George Parr, William Lillywhite, Jemmy Dean, William Denison, Will Martingell, Fuller Pilch, Alfred Mynn, Nicholas Wanostrocht and William Hillyer, their matches in Sheffield and Leeds were a huge success and profitable for Clarke himself, careful to pay his players more than Marylebone Cricket Club did and so keep them interested. He kept the surplus for himself; the AEE continued for several years to showcase the best players of the day.

Subsequent additions to the squad included John Wisden of Sussex, William Dorrinton of Kent, Tom Sewell senior and his son Tom Sewell junior of Surrey. Because of its strength the AEE general

2018 World Lacrosse Championship

The 2018 World Lacrosse Championship was the 13th edition of the international men’s field lacrosse tournament for national teams organized by the Federation of International Lacrosse. As many as 50 countries were expected to compete in the tournament; the games were held in Netanya, Israel on 12–21 July 2018. Manchester, England was selected to host the tournament, but withdrew in May 2017. Instead, the championships took place in Netanya, Israel between 12 and 21 July 2018; this was the first World Lacrosse Championship played outside of the United States, England, or Australia. On Thursday, 12 July, the Opening Ceremony and first games were held at Netanya Stadium, a 13,610-seat multi-use stadium which opened in 2012, it served as a home field for the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship and features 36 luxury suites, a VIP seating area, a modern press box. The stadium serves as the home field of Maccabi Netanya FC, as well as the temporary home of Maccabi Tel Aviv FC and Hapoel Ra'anana A.

F. C. From Friday, 13 July to Saturday, 21 July, the tournament games will be played at Wingate Institute. Located on 50 hectares, the Wingate Institute serves as Israel’s National Centre for Physical Education and Sport; the campus doubles as both the State of Israel’s primary university for the development of physical education teachers, as well as the nation’s official training centre for national teams, the Israel Olympic Team, national and international sports science conferences. The campus hosts the Israel Olympiada annually and the Maccabiah Games every four years. Wingate Stadium serves as the home field for the Israel National Rugby Team. 48 teams entered the tournament. They were drawn into 14 groups in March 2018; however Bulgaria and Haiti withdrew leaving just 46 teams. The world ranking of the teams based on their performance in the 2014 edition is displayed; the top 6 teams in the 2014 edition are drawn into the Blue Division while the rest of the teams were drawn into the other divisions.

Wednesday, 11 July – Opening Game Thursday, 12 July – Opening Ceremony and Pool Play Friday, 13 July to Tuesday, 17 July – Pool Play and Play-Ins Wednesday, 18 July – Quarterfinals Thursday, 19 July – Semifinals Friday, 20 July – Final Placement Games Saturday, 21 July – Gold Medal Game The upper bracket includes the 13 first-place finishers from each division as well as the second-place finisher of the white division. These teams can still win the world championship

Keith Wickham

Keith Wickham is a British voice actor and screenwriter known for providing the voice of Polluto in Tommy Zoom and various characters in the children's television series Thomas & Friends. Wickham is well known for voicing Changed Daily in The Secret Show, Mr. Small, Mr. Tall in The Mr. Men Show, Corneil in Watch My Chops, Mr. Mouseling and most of the male voices in Angelina Ballerina, Nelson the Elephant, Victor the Crocodile and others in 64 Zoo Lane, Frank the Koala, Archie the Crocodile and Sammy the Shopkeeper in The Koala Brothers and Ol' Graham the Galleon, H. P. the Speedboat, Ken Toyn the Shipwright and Bryan the Ferry in Toot the Tiny Tugboat. He voiced Polluto in Tommy Zoom, the first in-house BBC animation production, The Professor, Trevor and Mr. Crumble in Frankenstein's Cat and in 2009, participated on voice in Disney Channel's Jungle Junction, for Playhouse Disney and Spider Eye Productions. Other cartoons include: Vampires, Pirates & Aliens and The Thousand Tasks, The Way Things Work, The Octonauts in which he plays both Professor Inkling and biologist Shellington.

He has appeared in about 20 CD-ROM games including Fable and Fable II, his voice is on numerous TV commercials. He appeared on stage as Kenneth Williams in Round the Horne Revisited, he is recognised for voicing Steff and Sariac from Pitt and Kantrop. Wickham worked as an actor and writer on the radio series Bits from Last Week's Radio recorded by Ear Drum productions for BBC Radio 1; as well as voicing Jack of Blades in the 2004 video game Fable. He has done various acting for the company iHasco and demonstrates through some of their interactive training such as asbestos awareness Display Screen Equipment Training, COSHH, fire awareness in the workplace, fire prevention, food safety and hygiene, a few others that can be found on their website. Since 2009, Wickham has co-worked on the CGI version of the ever-popular children's television series Thomas & Friends, again co-featuring the voice of his co-star Ben Small the voice of Thomas in the UK. Small has since left and now replaced by John Hasler in the UK. Wickham co-provides the voices of various characters of the series, as listed below.

Edward, Gordon, Whiff and Harold in the UK, Harvey, Skarloey, Sir Handel, Stafford, Den, Bertie, Sir Topham Hatt, Dowager Hatt in both the UK/US, various other characters. Wickham voiced Percy and James in the UK but the roles were taken over by Nigel Pilkington as of 2015 and Rob Rackstraw as of 2017. Official website Keith Wickham on IMDb The Interactive Health and Safety Company


Sinwonsa is a Buddhist temple in the South Chungcheong province in South Korea. Sinwonsa is located in Yanghwari Gyeryong-myeon Gongju, one of three main temples in Gyeryong mountain along with Donghaksa and Gapsa; the temple was built by the monk Bodeokhwasang in the 11th year of King Uija's reign of Baekje, underwent several expansions. Gaeyeonhwasang is said to have renovated the current daeungjeon in 1876. Jungakdan was built when the royal family respected Gyeryong mountain as three steep mountains with Myohyangsan mountain and Jirisan mountain in the third year of King Taejo's reign; the religious service for the god of Gyeryong mountain was performed every autumn. The present Jungakdan was expanded in the 16th year of King Gojong's reign

Barrackpore Rastraguru Surendranath College

Barrackpore Rastraguru Surendranath College known as Rastraguru Surendranath College, established in 1953, is a general degree college in Barrackpore. The College is proud recipient of "College with Potential for Excellence" status by University Grant Commission, India, it Is an ISO 9001:2015 certified NAAC "A" grade Institution having ISO14001:2015 certified environment friendly campuses. It offer undergraduate courses in arts and sciences. There is postgraduation course in commerce and some of science and arts subject, it is affiliated to West Bengal State University. College runs 26 Bachelor Degree courses and seven Post Graduate courses B. Sc. Chemistry Physics Mathematics Botany Zoology Computer Science Microbiology Electronic Science Geography Psychology Food and Nutrition EconomicsM. Sc. Microbiology Computer Science, Geography Food & Nutrition Bengali English Hindi Urdu Political Science Philosophy History Education Journalism and Mass Communication Film Studies Sociology Physical EducationM.

A. Education Finance and Accounts MarketingM. Com Accounts and control MarketingManagement Bachelor of Business Administration Barrackpore Rastraguru Surendranath College is recognized by the University Grants Commission, it has been re-accredited 3rd cycle result grade A and awarded B grade by the NAAC in 2nd cycle by National Assessment and Accreditation Council. Barrackpore Rastraguru Surendranath College