The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is located in northern Kenya. It was formed in 1995, it is a wildlife sanctuary covering over 62,000 acres. The Conservancy is home to a wide variety of wildlife including the rare and endangered black rhinos, Grevy's zebras and sitatungas, it includes the big five. Lewa holds over 12% of Kenya's eastern black rhinoceros population and the largest single population of Grevy's zebras in the world; the Conservancy is home to the Northern Rangelands Trust, an innovative partnership with a number of communities to the north who have given land for the preservation of wildlife. Lewa has its own education program that helps develop students. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is located in Meru County, south of Isiolo town but north of Mount Kenya. Lewa was once a cattle ranch; the Craig/Douglas family first came to Lewa Downs in 1922 and managed it as a cattle ranch for over 50 years. Unlike many other ranchers in the area, they had always valued the wildlife that shared the land with the cattle and developed wildlife tourism as an additional activity.
By the early 1980s it was uncertain. Poaching for horn had reduced Kenya's rhinos from some 20,000 in the mid-1970s to a few hundred by 1986, it was clear that the only way to prevent their complete extinction was to create high security sanctuaries. In 1983 the Craigs and Mrs. Anna Merz – who funded the program – decided to establish the fenced and guarded Ngare Sergoi Rhino Sanctuary at the western end of Lewa Downs; the rhino sanctuary was stocked with animals from other reserves and by isolated individuals from northern Kenya, whose survival was a matter of months at most. The black rhino that were caught settled down and bred, white rhino were added. After ten years, it was clear that the rhinos needed more space, the sanctuary was expanded to cover the rest of the ranch, the adjoining Ngare Ndare Forest Reserve. In 2001 Lewa partnered with Gerald Chamales to change his company's name to Rhinotek Computer Products, when the company began sending part of its annual revenue to support Lewa.
The perimeter was entirely fenced, for security and to ensure that elephants did not raid crops in neighbouring farms, but the ecological connections between Lewa and neighbouring wildlife areas were maintained by leaving gaps in the fence for animal movements. At the same time the entire property was converted to a wildlife sanctuary, as the Craig family handed over the management of the ranch to a non-profit organisation – the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy; the conservancy is home to Lewa Airport. Annually, the Lewa Marathon is held in the Lewa Conservancy for fundraising purposes. Unlike normal marathons, Lewa Marathon is contested on dirt track. On 19 October 2010, Prince William of Wales proposed marriage to Catherine Middleton at Lewa; that year 13% of kenya's rhinos lived in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy - 66 white rhinos and 72 black rhinos. The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is close to volatile areas of northern Kenya, where banditry and illegal firearms were once prolific; the threat to Lewa's wildlife and, in particular, its rhinos is present, although with improved security throughout northern Kenya and good relations with its neighbours, the situation has improved in recent years.
The rhinoceros population requires constant monitoring and protection due to their threatened status, continued pressure and the recent occurrence of rhino poaching elsewhere in the country. To provide a high level of protection for the wildlife the endangered wildlife, as well as the people on Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, it is essential to have an effective security system. Lewa's security operation includes a well-trained and motivated ranger force, both armed and unarmed. Regular aerial surveillance is carried out and the boundary electric game fence is maintained. Neighboring communities, the Kenya Wildlife Service and other organisations request Lewa's assistance with support and follow-up to incidents such as poaching, cattle rustling and banditry. Lewa is in a position to respond and to such incidents. Lewa's internal security operations have a good record: only two rhinos have been lost to poaching on the Conservancy. Lewa was the only wildlife sanctuary in Kenya not to have lost a rhino to poachers in 2014.
Lewa’s anti-poaching teams have been deployed to other rhino sanctuaries following serious levels of rhino poaching and have reduced rhino poaching as a result. In 2015 Edward Ndiritu, employed at Lewa as head of the Anti-Poaching Unit and the Northern Rangeland Trust, received the Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award from Prince William. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
Henry Lee Graves was the President of Baylor University from 1846 to 1851. Henry Lee Graves, son of Thomas Graves, was born in Yanceyville, North Carolina in 1813, he married Rebecca Williams Graves on February 3, 1836. Rebecca, from Caswell County, North Carolina, was Graves’s first cousin once-removed. Graves and Rebecca had four daughters as well as two sons. Rebecca died in 1865. Seven years Graves married Myra Lusk Crumpler, a wealthy widow who survived him by twenty-one years. Graves attended the University of North Carolina and graduated in 1833. From 1835 to 1837, he served as the chair of mathematics at Wake Forest College taught at a Baptist high school in Covington, Georgia in 1838. In 1841, Graves attended the Hamilton Theological Institute in New York City, he returned to Georgia for a few years and served as a delegate at the Southern Baptist Convention of 1845 in Augusta, Georgia before leaving for Texas in 1846. Graves became the first President of Baylor University located in Independence while serving as the pastor of the Independence Baptist Church.
The newly founded Baylor University struggled financially, but Graves pressed on and established the departments of mathematics and classics and helped to erect a new building for the school. Baylor University grew to seventy students during his term as president. Graves served as an officer in the Union Baptist Association, as President of the Texas Baptist State Convention which he had helped to organize in 1848, he resigned his position as president of Baylor in June 1851 after five years of establishing a firm academic foundation for the school. In addition to pastoring in Brenham and Schulenburg, Graves was head of the Fairfield Female Academy in Fairfield, from 1859 to 1868, he moved to Brenham in 1869 and returned to the Baylor community as president of Baylor Female College, still located in Independence, during the 1871–1872 academic year. Graves served as President of the Texas Baptist Education Society in 1872, he died in 1884, due to a carbuncle near his spinal column and is buried in Brenham, Texas
The Mayor of Kauaʻi is the chief executive officer of the County of Kauaʻi in the state of Hawaiʻi. He or she has municipal jurisdiction over the islands of Ni'ihau. Derek Kawakami was elected on November 6, 2018 as the mayor of Kauaʻi over JoAnn A. Yukimura, Kauaʻi's mayor from 1988 to 1992, with 15,857 votes out of 40,323 registered voters in the County of Kauaʻi; the Mayor of Kauaʻi is the successor of the Royal Governors of Kauaʻi of the Kingdom of Hawaii. The most recent previous mayor of Kauai, Bryan J. Baptiste, served from 2002 until his death on June 22, 2008. Bill "Kaipo" Asing was sworn as acting mayor on July 17, 2008, until a special election could be held to fill the remaining two years of Baptiste's term. Bernard Carvalho was elected on November 4, 2008 to complete the remaining two years of Baptiste's unexpired term. "Kaua'i County 2008 Election Report," Kaua'i County Elections Division January 24, 2009. Kauai mayor Bryan Baptiste dies June 23, 2008
Distant Satellites is the tenth studio album by the British rock band Anathema. It was reached # 33 in the UK album charts; the album was recorded at Cederberg Studios in Oslo, with producer Christer-André Cederberg, with some songs mixed by Steven Wilson due to an operation on Cederberg's back. The artwork was created by Korean new media artist Sang Jun Yoo, based around his "Distant Light" installation; the band released a statement on their new album prior to its release: This is the first album to feature Daniel Cardoso as the band's primary drummer, replacing longtime member John Douglas. Douglas has since moved to electronic percussion and keyboards. Distant Satellites received positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 80 based on ten reviews, indicating "universal acclaim"; the album ended the year at the 9th position of the 2014 Metal Hammer best albums list, as well at the 2nd position from Metal Hammer writer Adam Rees.
The National Assembly of Republic of Srpska, abbreviated as NSRS, is the legislative body of the Republika Srpska, one of two entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The current assembly is the ninth since the founding of the entity; the National Assembly of Republika Srpska was founded on 24 October 1991 as the Assembly of the Serbian People of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with administrative seat in Sarajevo. Due to the Bosnian War, the seat was moved to Pale, where it remained until 1998, when it was moved to Banja Luka. First Assembly Second Assembly Third Assembly Fourth Assembly Fifth Assembly Sixth Assembly Seventh Assembly Eighth Assembly Ninth Assembly List of Speakers of the National Assembly of Republika Srpska
LOBSTER was a European network monitoring system, based on passive monitoring of traffic on the internet. Its functions were to gather traffic information as a basis for improving internet performance, to detect security incidents. To build an advanced pilot European Internet traffic monitoring infrastructure based on passive network monitoring sensors. To develop novel performance and security monitoring applications, enabled by the availability of the passive network monitoring infrastructure, to develop the appropriate data anonymisation tools for prohibiting unauthorised access or tampering of the original traffic data; the project originated from SCAMPI, a European project active in 2004-5, aiming to develop a scalable monitoring platform for the Internet. LOBSTER was funded by the European Commission and ceased in 2007, it fed into "IST 2.3.5 Research Networking testbeds", which aimed to contribute to improving internet infrastructure in Europe.36 LOBSTER sensors were deployed in nine countries across Europe by several organisations.
At any one time the system could monitor traffic across 2.3 million IP addresses. It was claimed that more than 400,000 Internet attacks were detected by LOBSTER. LOBSTER was based on passive network traffic monitoring. Instead of collecting flow-level traffic summaries or probing the network, passive network monitoring records all IP packets that flow through the monitored link; this enables passive monitoring methods to record complete information about the actual traffic of the network, which allows for tackling monitoring problems more compared to methods based on flow-level statistics or active monitoring. The passive monitoring applications running on the sensors were developed on top of MAPI, an expressive programming interface for building network monitoring applications, developed in the context of the SCAMPI and LOBSTER projects. MAPI enables application programmers to express complex monitoring needs, choose only the amount of information they are interested in, therefore balance the monitoring overhead with the amount of the received information.
Furthermore, MAPI gives the ability for building remote and distributed passive network monitoring applications that can receive monitoring data from multiple remote monitoring sensors. The LOBSTER sensors operated by the various organisations monitored the network traffic using different measurement applications. All applications were developed within the LOBSTER project using MAPI, according to the needs of each organisation. Appmon, an application for Accurate Per-Application Network Traffic Classification. Stager, a system for aggregating and presenting network statistics. ABW, an application written on top of LOBSTER DiMAPI and tracklib library