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Ma’alpiku Island National Park

Ma'alpiku Island National Park is a national park at Iron Range in the Shire of Cook in Far North Queensland, Australia, 1928 km northwest of Brisbane and a few hundred metres from Cape Weymouth and the Iron Range National Park. The park includes part of nearby Restoration Rock; the continental island rises to 116 m. The landscape features granite boulders, closed scrub, open paperbark scrub and wind-sheared heath. On 29 May 1789, after the mutiny on the Bounty, Captain Bligh and the men who remained loyal to him arrived on the island in the ship's boat; this was the first Australian island they came to, he named it Restoration Island because the food they found restored their spirits and because that date was Oak Apple Day, the anniversary of the restoration of King Charles II. Bligh saw evidence of the local aborigines using the island, he saw kangaroo tracks and wondered if the aborigines brought them from the mainland to breed, since they would be easier to catch in the confined space of an island.

Today Restoration Island is not just a National Park. In July 2019 David Glasheen and Neil Bramwell released The Millionaire Castaway, published by Affirm Press, detailing David Glasheen's experiences of being a castaway on Restoration Island for the past 22 years; the island contains places of cultural significance to the traditional owners. In 2009, formal native title was granted over the island to the Kuuku Ya’u people; the park is now jointly managed between the Northern Kuuku Ya’u Kanthanampu Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC Land Trust and the Government of Queensland. Access to the national park is provided by private boat only. Protected areas of Queensland More about Restoration Island and David Glasheen Millionaire Castaway by David Glasheen and Neil Bramwell, Affirm Press 2019 Restoration Man, by Susan Chenery, Weekend Australian, July 20, 2019 New York Times article featuring Restoration Island resident David Glasheen Ben Fogle: New Lives In The Wild featured David Glasheen and Restoration Island in its first season

William DeMeo

William DeMeo is an American actor, producer and writer. DeMeo is best known for his acting roles in First Kill and The Sopranos, he played the role of Sammy Gravano in the 2018 film Gotti. DeMeo first started acting in 1993, his first acting role was in the 1993 film A Bronx Tale directed by Robert De Niro. He went on to write and star in the films One Deadly Road, Searching for Bobby D, Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn and Back in the Day. DeMeo had a recurring role in the hit television series The Sopranos, in which he played the character Jason Molinaro. In 2016, he directed his first documentary film, Cruisin 86th St. which focused on the story of his neighborhood in the'70s,'80s and early'90s. DeMeo is developing a television series called Gravesend, set in 1980s Brooklyn, which follows the story of a mob soldier looking to leave behind his life of crime. DeMeo voiced the character Paulie in the 2002 video game Mafia. William Demeo portrayed Sammy The Bull Gravano in the 2017 film "Gotti". William DeMeo on IMDb

Gertrude Barrows Bennett

Gertrude Barrows Bennett, known by the pseudonym Francis Stevens, was a pioneering author of fantasy and science fiction. Bennett wrote a number of fantasies between 1917 and 1923 and has been called "the woman who invented dark fantasy", her most famous books include the lost world novel The Citadel of Fear. Bennett wrote an early dystopian novel, The Heads of Cerberus. Gertrude Mabel Barrows was born in Minneapolis to Charles and Caroline Barrows, her father, a Civil War veteran from Illinois, died in 1892. Gertrude completed school through the eighth grade attended night school in hopes of becoming an illustrator. Instead, she began working as a job she held on and off for the rest of her life. In 1909 Barrows married Stewart Bennett, a British journalist and explorer, moved to Philadelphia. A year her husband died during a tropical storm while on a treasure hunting expedition. With a new-born daughter to raise, Bennett continued working as a stenographer; when her father died toward the end of World War I, Bennett assumed care for her invalid mother.

All of Bennett's work dates from the period 1917-1920, when Bennett began to write a number of short stories and novels to support the household. She stopped writing when her mother died in 1920. In the mid-1920s, Bennett moved to California; because Bennett was estranged from her daughter, for a number of years researchers believed Bennett died in 1939 -- a 1939 letter from her daughter was returned as undeliverable, her daughter did not hear from Bennett after this date. However, new research, including her death certificate, shows that she died in 1948. Gertrude Mabel Barrows wrote her first short story at age 17, a science fiction story titled "The Curious Experience of Thomas Dunbar", she mailed the story to Argosy one of the top pulp magazines. The story was accepted and published in the March 1904 issue, under the byline "G. M. Barrows". Although the initials disguised her gender, this appears to be the first instance of an American female author publishing science fiction, using her real name.

That same month, Youth's Companion published her poetry. Once Bennett began to take care of her mother, she decided to return to fiction writing as a means of supporting her family; the first story she completed after her return to writing was the novella "The Nightmare," which appeared in All-Story Weekly in 1917. The story is set on an island separated from the rest of the world, on which evolution has taken a different course. "The Nightmare" resembles Edgar Rice Burroughs' The Land That Time Forgot, itself published a year later. While Bennett had submitted "The Nightmare" under her own name, she had asked to use a pseudonym if it was published; the magazine's editor chose not to use the pseudonym Bennett suggested and instead credited the story to Francis Stevens. When readers responded positively to the story, Bennett chose to continue writing under the name. Over the next few years, Bennett wrote a number of short novellas, her short story "Friend Island", for example, is set in a 22nd-century ruled by women.

Another story is the novella "Serapion", about a man possessed by a supernatural creature. This story has been released in an electronic book entitled Possessed: A Tale of the Demon Serapion, with three other stories by her. Many of her short stories have been collected in Other Tales of Dark Fantasy. In 1918 she published her first, best, novel The Citadel of Fear; this lost world story focuses on a forgotten Aztec city, "rediscovered" during World War I. It was in the introduction to a 1952 reprint edition of the novel which revealed for the first time that "Francis Stevens" was Bennett's pen-name. A year she published her only science fiction novel, The Heads of Cerberus. One of the first dystopian novels, the book features a "grey dust from a silver phial" which transports anyone who inhales it to a totalitarian Philadelphia of 2118 AD. One of Bennett's most famous novels was Claimed!, in which a supernatural artifact summons an ancient and powerful god to early 20th century New Jersey. Augustus T. Swift called the novel, "One of the strangest and most compelling science fantasy novels you will read".

The Thrill Book had accepted more of her stories when it was cancelled in October 1919, only seven months after the first issue. These became lost, it has been hypothesized that "Sunfire", which appeared in Weird Tales in 1923, was one of these stories, accepted by Thrill Book. Bennett has been credited as having "the best claim at creating the new genre of dark fantasy", it has been said that Bennett's writings influenced both H. P. Lovecraft and A. Merritt, both of whom "emulated Bennett's earlier style and themes". Lovecraft was said to have praised Bennett's work. However, there is controversy about whether or not this happened and the praise appears to have resulted from letters wrongly attributed to Lovecraft; as for Merritt, for several decades critics and readers believed "Fr

Alpha Centauri

Alpha Centauri is the closest star system and closest planetary system to Earth's Solar System at 4.37 light-years from the Sun. It is a triple star system, consisting of three stars: α Centauri A, α Centauri B, α Centauri C. Alpha Centauri A and B are Sun-like stars, together they form the binary star Alpha Centauri AB. To the naked eye, the two main components appear to be a single star with an apparent magnitude of −0.27, the brightest star in the southern constellation of Centaurus and the third-brightest in the night sky, outshone only by Sirius and Canopus. Alpha Centauri A has 1.1 times the mass and 1.519 times the luminosity of the Sun, while Alpha Centauri B is smaller and cooler, at 0.907 times the Sun's mass and 0.445 times its luminosity. The pair orbit around a common centre with an orbital period of 79.91 years. Their elliptical orbit is eccentric, so that the distance between A and B varies from 35.6 AU, or about the distance between Pluto and the Sun, to 11.2 AU, or about the distance between Saturn and the Sun.

Alpha Centauri C, or Proxima Centauri, is a faint red dwarf. Though not visible to the naked eye, Proxima Centauri is the closest star to the Sun at a distance of 4.24 light-years closer than Alpha Centauri AB. The distance between Proxima Centauri and Alpha Centauri AB is about 13,000 astronomical units, equivalent to about 430 times the radius of Neptune's orbit. Proxima Centauri b is an Earth-sized exoplanet in the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri. Α Centauri is the system's designation given by Johann Bayer in 1603. It bears the traditional name Rigil Kentaurus, a Latinisation of the Arabic name رِجْل القِنْطورُس‎ Rijl al-Qinṭūrus, meaning'the Foot of the Centaur'; the name is abbreviated to Rigil Kent or Rigil, though the latter name is better known for Beta Orionis. An alternative name found in European sources, Toliman, is an approximation of the Arabic الظَّلِيمَان‎ aẓ-Ẓalīmān, meaning'the Ostriches', an appellation Kazwini had applied to Lambda and Mu Sagittarii in the southern hemisphere.

A third name, applied is Bungula, of obscure origin. Allen can only surmise it may have been coined from β and Latin ungula'hoof'. Alpha Centauri C was discovered in 1915 by Robert T. A. Innes, who suggested that it be named Proxima Centaurus, from Latin, meaning'the nearest of Centaurus'; the name Proxima Centauri became more used and is now listed by the IAU as the approved proper name. In 2016, the Working Group on Star Names of the International Astronomical Union, having decided to attribute proper names to individual component stars rather than to multiple systems, approved the name Rigil Kentaurus as being restricted to Alpha Centauri A and the name Proxima Centauri for Alpha Centauri C. On 10 August 2018, the IAU approved the name Toliman for Alpha Centauri B. Alpha Centauri is a triple star system, with its two main stars, Alpha Centauri A and Alpha Centauri B, being a binary component; the AB designation, or older A×B, denotes the mass centre of a main binary system relative to companion star in a multiple star system.

AB-C refers to the component of Proxima Centauri in relation to the central binary, being the distance between the centre of mass and the outlying companion. Because the distance between Proxima and either of Alpha Centauri A or B is similar, the AB binary system is sometimes treated as a single gravitational object; the A and B components of Alpha Centauri have an orbital period of 79.91 years. Their orbit is moderately eccentric, e = 0.5179. The most recent periastron was in August 1955 and the next will occur in May 2035. Viewed from Earth, the apparent orbit of A and B means that their separation and position angle are in continuous change throughout their projected orbit. Observed stellar positions in 2019 are separated by 4.92 arcsec through the PA of 337.1°, increasing to 5.49 arcsec through 345.3° in 2020. The closest recent approach was in February 2016, at 4.0 arcsec through the PA of 300°. The observed maximum separation of these stars is about 22 arcsec, while the minimum distance is 1.7 arcsec.

The widest separation occurred during February 1976, the next will be in January 2056. Alpha Centauri C is about 13,000 AU away from Alpha Centauri AB; this is equivalent to 0.21 ly or 1.9 trillion km—about 5% the distance between Alpha Centauri AB and the Sun. Until 2017, measurements of its small speed and its trajectory were of too little accuracy and duration in years to determine whether it is bound to Alpha Centauri AB or unrelated. Radial velocity measurements made in 2017 were precise enough to show that Proxima Centauri and Alpha Centauri AB are gravitationally bound; the orbital period of Proxima Centauri is 547000+6600−4000 years, with an eccentricity of 0.50 ± 0.08, much more eccentric than Mercury's. Proxima Centauri comes within 4300+1100−900 AU of AB at periastron, its apastron occurs at 13000+300−100 AU. Asteroseismic studies, chromospheric activity, stellar rotation are all consistent with the Alpha Centauri system being similar in age to, or older than, the Sun. Asteroseismic analyses that incorporate tight observational

Heavy Duty (G.I. Joe)

Heavy Duty is a fictional character from the G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and animated series. Heavy Duty is the G. I. Joe Team's heavy ordnance specialist, he is described as being unafraid of any situation despite heavy enemy fire. He is the cousin of Roadblock, shares the same passion for cooking and speaking in rhyme; this character was created by Walter A. McDaniel, his original file card indicates that his real name is Lamont A. Morris, that he was born in Chicago, Illinois. Heavy Duty grew up with a passion for metropolitan living, expressing it through classical guitars and Bach. After enlisting in the Army, he discovered that many of his skills in music applied to heavy weapons: coordination and multi-tasking, his extreme strength and grasp of advanced weapon systems, brought him to the attention of the G. I. Joe Team; when the G. I. Joe team disbanded, Heavy Duty returned to his hometown of Chicago, opened a small, home-based recording studio, where he recorded his renditions of popular classical pieces on guitar.

He returned to the team when they were reinstated, when Roadblock did not return to G. I. Joe, Heavy Duty attempted to fill in his cousin's role as a cook. However, his culinary skills weren't nearly as enthusiastic, Heavy Duty tended to improvise ingredients and methods. Roadblock returned when the team roster was scaled down into an elite unit, a hungry bunch of Joes welcomed him back; the first appearance of Heavy Duty was in the 1991 lineup of the G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline. A new version of Heavy Duty was released in 1993 as part of the Star Brigade line. Although he appeared in minimal roles in other G. I. Joe media, Heavy Duty was still able to attain some level of popularity despite appearing late in the series, he is one of few characters from that time to cross over to the G. I. Joe revival in 2002, is included in G. I. Joe: Sigma 6. A version of Heavy Duty with no accessories came with the Built to Rule Sledgehammer in 2004; the forearms and the calves of the figure sported places.

In other media, Heavy Duty first appeared in issue #130 of the G. I. Joe comics published by Marvel Comics, he was among the group of Joes. He appeared in an issue in the comics published by Devil's Due, he is seen in Istanbul, Turkey. He is helping fellow Joes Taurus fight Cobra soldiers. In the IDW/Devil's Due series, there is a key character with the codename Heavy Duty, but with the personality and physical looks of Roadblock, he is featured in a two part story. He is part of a running battle in Chicago against an out of control Battle Android Trooper and a group of Dreadnoks and Cobra soldiers, he is wounded halfway through but still continues the fight with the help of other Joes such as Jinx and Lady Jaye. Firefly takes the'B. A. T.' and most of the Cobras are arrested. Heavy Duty was featured in both seasons of the DiC-produced G. I. Joe animated series, voiced by Maurice LaMarche. In the direct-to-video CGI animated movie G. I. Joe: Spy Troops, Heavy Duty returns with a more colorful personality, albeit as one who loves explosives.

It is mentioned in the film. Like his relative, he shares the same passion in cooking, if not the skills, he returns in G. I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom, is voiced in both movies by Blu Mankuma. Heavy Duty co-stars in the new series, G. I. Joe: Sigma 6, he does not possess the same refinement as his original incarnation. This Heavy Duty is more preoccupied with his brawn, shows off his muscles as much as he can, he is paired with teammate Tunnel Rat. In the G. I. Joe: Renegades episode "Knockoffs", it is revealed Roadblock has a cousin named Hershel; this is a reference to the film version of Heavy Duty, instead of his original counterpart. This was confirmed in "Cousins" when Flint and Lady Jaye call upon Corporal Hershel Dalton when it comes to tracking his cousin Roadblock. In exchange for bringing in Roadblock, Heavy Duty will join the Falcons permanently. It's revealed that Heavy Duty doesn't like Roadblock because of something that went wrong in the past. That's why Heavy Duty moved away from his hometown of Biloxi and moved away to go to college and live in Idaho.

It is revealed. Having grown ashamed of his deep Southern heritage believing to be a handicap towards obtaining an advanced education. Heavy Duty manages to ambush Roadblock after their grandfather's funeral; the two of them are ambushed by Major Bludd which ends up with Heavy Duty handcuffing himself to Roadblock. Heavy Duty drags Roadblock into his car which leads them into a car chase until Major Bludd ends up blowing up the bridge. Due to Major Bludd firing his laser onto the car as it was sinking, Heavy Duty loses the keys to his handcuffs. Heavy Duty manages to pull himself and Roadblock out of the river and ending up in the swamp while evading alligators. Heavy Duty was surprised. Major Bludd attacks them in a swamp boat. After a brief fight and Heavy Duty try to break the handcuffs as Major Bludd arrives and captures them. While Major Bludd prepares a trap for the others, in the midst of which, he reveals that Cobra IS dirty and Heavy Duty work to get out the handcuffs; when an alligator attacks them, Snake Eyes ends up scaring the alligator away.

Roadblock and Heavy Duty join the other Joes in fighting off Major Bludd and Baroness. After the fight and Heavy Duty return to their grandmother's house where she revealed that their grandfather had gi

Ubora Towers

The Ubora Towers is a complex of two towers in the Business Bay district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The development consists of the Ubora Residential Tower. Construction of the Ubora Towers was completed in 2011, it was sold by to Senyar Real Estate in Mid 2018 The Ubora Commercial Tower known as the Ubora Tower 1, is a 58-story building. It has a total architectural height of 263 metres; the Ubora Residential Tower, or Ubora Tower 2, is a 20-floor structure. The commercial skyscraper was topped out in 2011; the complex was designed by the architectural firm Aedas, with lighting design by AWA Lighting Designers, is managed by Jones Lang Lasalle. List of tallest buildings in Dubai Notes Ubora Tower on Aedas Ubora Tower on Jones Lang Lasalle Ubora Tower on CTBUH Ubora Tower on Emporis Ubora Tower on SkyscraperPage Ubora Tower on ProTenders