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Main Range National Park

The Main Range is a mountain range and national park in Queensland, located predominantly in Tregony, Southern Downs Region, 85 kilometres southwest of Brisbane. It is part of the World Heritage Site Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, it protects the western part of a semicircle of mountains in South East Queensland known as the Scenic Rim. This includes the largest area of rainforest in South East Queensland; the park is part of the Scenic Rim Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance in the conservation of several species of threatened birds. The park extends from Kangaroo Mountain, near Frazerview, south to Wilsons Peak on the New South Wales border and includes Mount Superbus, South East Queensland’s highest peak. Bare Rock, Mount Cordeaux, Mount Mitchell, Spicers Peak, Mount Huntley, Mount Asplenium, Mount Steamer, The Steamer Range, Lizard Point, Mount Roberts, Mount Mistake and Mount Superbus all lie within the Main Range National Park.

In total, there are more than 40 peaks higher than 1,000 m. There are walking tracks, camping areas and picnic facilities at a number of places such as Spicers Gap, Cunninghams Gap and Queen Mary Falls; the Main Range shield volcano erupted between 22 million years ago in the Tertiary period. Rather than forming a central peak, the volcano erupted through numerous basalt dykes that created horizontal lava flows; these flows now form the bulk of the Main Range, Little Liverpool Range and Mistake Range, once covered a much wider area that includes both the Lockyer Valley and Fassifern Valley. The steeper slopes have avoided any land clearing; the most predominant vegetation types on the range is sub-tropical rainforest and dry sclerophyll forest. The park's forests and montane heath provide habitat for many animals, including the eastern bristlebird, Coxen's fig parrot, the black-breasted buttonquail, all of which are threatened by extinction; the vulnerable and rare red goshawk may be seen. The giant barred frog, Fleay's barred frog, spotted-tailed quoll and the Hastings River mouse are listed as endangered species, once more found in the Goomburra section of the park.

Spicers Gap is believed to be a traditional pathway for Indigenous Australians travelling between the inland and the coast. In 1828, Allan Cunningham'officially' discovered the route through the mountains now called Cunninghams Gap, however it can be seen from Brisbane. Stockman Henry Alphen discovered Spicers Gap in 1847; the Spicers Gap Road, used to carry supplies to and from the Darling Downs, is the best remaining example of sophisticated 19th century engineering in Queensland. In 1840, George Elphinstone Dalrymple settled in the Goomburra Valley. Dalrymple Creek was named after this early settler. By 1847, a new road through Spicers Gap was opening areas for settlers. In 1909, the area surrounding Cunninghams Gap was declared a national park. In 1994, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee extended the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia to include Goomburra Forest Reserve within Main Range National Park. In 2007, the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia was added to the Australian National Heritage List.

In 1994, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee extended the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia to include Goomburra Forest Reserve within Main Range National Park. In 2007, the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia was added to the Australian National Heritage List. Main Range National Park has a number of heritage-listed sites, including Spicers Gap Road now within the Spicers Gap Road Conservation Park McPherson Range Protected areas of Queensland Spicers Gap Road Conservation Park About Main Range, Queen Mary Falls

Endangered Species (eX-Girl album)

Endangered Species is the fifth studio album by Japanese girl band eX-Girl. Unlike previous albums it was first released outside Japan, on Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles label; the line-up is credited as Kirilola and Keikos. Zorek played on the tour, after Keikos departed; some tracks feature previous band members Fuzuki. Keikos returned to the band after Zorek departed; as usual, the album was produced by Hoppy Kamiyama. "E-SA-YA" – 5:24 "Hettakorii no Ottokotou" – 5:13 "Pretty You Ugly" – 3:57 "Pujeva" – 4:47 "New Pulse" – 3:47 "Venus vs. Gas Onna" – 4:35 "Rocket Keronian" – 4:29 "Resonance" – 5:37 "Endangered Species" – 0:39 "Dodo" – 3:35 "The Letter from Mr. Triscuits" – 7:34 Kirilola – vocals, Casiotone, Korg synthesizer. Chapple – vocals, drums. Zorek – front cover photo Keikos – vocals, guitar. Fuzuki – vocals, drums. Hoppy Kamiyama – Digital President, ass hole box, slide geisha, scum tape from the garbage, okama belcanto, gram pot. Steve Eto – tom-tom. Yoshihiko Eida – violin. Midori Eida – violin.

Yuji Yamada – violin. Yoshihiko Maeda – cello. Hoppy Kamiyama – producer, string arrangement. Yoshiaki Kondo – recording and mixing at GOK Sound Studio, Tokyo. Masayo Takise – mastering at M's Disc, Tokyo. GORO – art work, make-up. Miki Ishida – hair stylist. Fumio TakanezawaFrog King design. Renge – Frog King manufacture. Yukalin, Renge, Dake-chan, Naomi – costumes

Shrikant Bhasi

Shrikant Bhasi, is an Indian entrepreneur. He is the founder and chairman of the Carnival Group, a diversified corporate group with interests in multiplex, entertainment and real estate. Shrikant Bhasi was born to CP Ally and CM Bhasi in the small town of Angamaly in Kerala on 23 November 1968, he graduated in 1987 from Barkatullah University, Bhopal. In 1988 Bhasi joined Britannia, he quit the company in 1992 and leased out a soybean crushing unit called Action Management Group, however changing government policies meant that the industry did not remain profitable. Carnival Media was founded in 2011 and is a Mumbai-based company and a part of the diversified corporate group, it focuses on creating and developing media properties in live events and manages shows and concerts in India and abroad. The company works in multiple areas that include television shows, Bollywood movies and music, corporate seminars and training, education workshops, various promotional and entertainment events in India and overseas.

Shrikant Bhasi began working in the entertainment industry after he launched a project to test the market of film trade financing in India during which he realized that there was a dearth of screens in India. This led to the opening of Carnival Cinemas’ first theatre in Angamaly, built on the top floor of a bus terminal complex; the venture was a success, prompting the company to expand to Kerala and Tamil Nadu, to the rest of India. In 2014 Carnival Cinemas acquired HDIL’s Broadway Cinema chain, which had screens across Mumbai and Indore, they acquired Anil Ambani’s Big Cinemas, which made them one of the top three exhibition companies in India. The following year the company purchased the commercial real estate projects Larsen and Toubro Ltd for Rs.1,785 crore. Bhasi and Carnival’s next major step was the acquisition of Anil Ambani owned Big Cinemas with 250 screens across the country for around Rs 700 crore. During this time Bhasi took over Mukesh Ambani’s Network 18 Media and Investments Ltd owned Glitz Cinemas.

He went on to add many other verticals to the Carnival Group, which includes hospitality, real estate, IT park, event management & food courts along with multiplexes. Shrikant Bhasi has stated that he follows both organic and inorganic growth plans and the company has laid out a large scale growth plan in Madhya Pradesh; the company has named the project "Project Jalsa" and they have expressed the belief that this will contribute to the overall development of the state while providing other benefits to the government and community. If successful, Bhasi will expand the project to another 50 towns in the state and to other states like Bihar and Orissa. Travancore Foods India Pvt. Ltd is the food and beverages division of the Carnival Group and was founded along with the parent company in 2011; the business has set up two cafes in Mumbai and houses several brands such as Carnival Court, a chain of food courts, the coffee shop chain Red Bubble Café. Carnival group shut down its both the cafes D'Bell and Cafe Sabrosa in 2017.

NIB Award for Business Icon of the Year by Ernakulam Press Club and Public Relations Council of India at Kochi Named one of The Economic Times' "50 Inspiring Entrepreneurs of India" at The Economic Times India Entrepreneurship Summit at Delhi 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year at the Dhanam Business Awards by Dhanam Magazine at Kochi Outstanding Achievement Award at CMO Asia Multiplex Excellence Award Carnival Media Carnival Cinemas

Pororo, The Racing Adventure

Pororo, The Racing Adventure is a 2013 South Korean-Chinese animated film. The movie is based on the children's computer-animated television series featuring and titled "Pororo the Little Penguin." The following year, an American version of the film was released featuring the voice talent of comedian Rob Schneider and actors Drake Bell, Anthony Anderson and Jon Heder. The U. S. version featured new songs by Smashmouth. The film is about a little penguin and his animal friends, who love racing. Pororo and his friends imagine themselves racing in the sleight, Eddy has Pororo try out his rocket snowmobile which ends up having Pororo causing an airplane crash with Toto and Mango who survive the crash, Pororo sees the Medal and Toto makes them run laps. After Eddy fixes the airplane and Mango take off and Pororo and his friends hitch a ride to the city Northpia, they arrive at Northpia as a parade is going on, they register for the big snowmobile race tomorrow and goes to the Milk Bar where they run into Toto.

Fufu the bear bully crashes the party and threatens to take over Northpia and Pororo challenges him to a race. The next day, the big snowmobile race begins as Pororo and Petty get into their rocket powered snowmobile and they race against 11 rivals including The 2 White Tigers and Fufu who race against each other. On October 6, 2014, The English version has 6 American pop songs from rock band groups including Smash Mouth composed 2 songs including "Beside Myself", "Everything Just Crazy". "Makes Me Happy" performed by Drake Bell, "Bike Crawl" by The Selectrics and "Miracle" by Park Theory. However 2 songs from the original South Korean version including "We Are Champions" by Christina and "Sing Sing" by Hyun Ah Jo have been excluded from the English version. Along with the changes there's English voice actors including Rob Schneider, Drake Bell, Anthony Anderson, Jon Heder, Jerry Trainor, Dallas Lovato, Jay Hohr, Mychal Simka, Jesse Pruett, Walter Masterson, Ron Fleishman; the end credits changed to include Character Profile pictures and include the names of the English release.

Rob Schneider as Toto the Turtle. Drake Bell as The White Tiger. Anthony Anderson as Fufu the Bear. Jon Heder as Mango the Turtle. Jerry Trainor as Walter Featherbottom Dallas Lovato as Gucci Bear Jay Hohr as Chip Quackers Mychal Simka as Walrus the Casting Director Jesse Pruett as The Duck Walter Masterson as The Wolf Ron Fleishman Additional Voices Smashmouth: "Beside Myself", "Everything Just Crazy" Drake Bell: "Makes Me Happy"; the Selectrics: "Bike Crawl", "Agent Venus Honeytrap". Parker Theory: "Miracle" Jae Hak Lee: "We Are Champions", "Sing Sing" The film grossed US$5.78 million in South Korea. Pororo, The Racing Adventure on IMDb Pororo, The Racing Adventure at Rotten Tomatoes

No. 101 Squadron RAF

No. 101 Squadron of the Royal Air Force operates the Airbus Voyager in the air-to-air refuelling and transport roles from RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire. 101 Squadron RFC was formed at Farnborough on 12 July 1917 operating the Royal Aircraft Factory FE2b. Two weeks it moved to France to operate as a night bomber squadron. In March 1919 the squadron returned to the UK and it was disbanded on 31 December 1919; the squadron was reformed in March 1928 at RAF Bircham Newton as a day bomber squadron. In 1938 the squadron was equipped with the Bristol Blenheim. In 1941 the squadron changed to a medium-bomber squadron with the Vickers Wellington; these were replaced the following year with the Avro Lancaster. 101 Squadron Lancasters were in 1943 equipped with a top secret radio jamming system codenamed "Airborne Cigar" operated by an eighth crew member who could understand German, some with German or Jewish backgrounds known as "special operators" abbreviated to "spec ops" or "SO". They sat in a curtained off area towards the rear of the aircraft and located and jammed German fighter controller's broadcasts posing as controllers to spread disinformation.

The aircraft fitted with the system were distinctive due to the two large vertical antennae rising from the middle of the fuselage. Deliberately breaking the standing operating procedure of radio silence to conduct the jamming made the aircraft vulnerable to being tracked and attacked, which resulted in 101 Squadron having the highest casualty rate of any RAF squadron. In October 1945, the squadron moved to RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire and in June 1946 re-equipped with Avro Lincolns; these aircraft were deployed in conducting small-scale raids against the Quteibi tribe at Thumier in Aden in October 1947. On 25 May 1950, the squadron took delivery of its first English Electric Canberra B2 thereby becoming the RAF’s first jet bomber unit. Without a training unit in existence, conversion to type was achieved by the squadron itself with assistance from English Electric test pilots. Most of the type’s service trials were flown by the squadron and, by the end of 1950, nine Canberra B2s were held on strength.

Out of the pool of type-qualified crews, a wing of five squadrons had been formed by August 1952 at Binbrook, comprising Nos. 9, 12, 50, 101 and 617. In June 1954, the squadron became the first to receive the B.6 variant of the Canberra. After full conversion to the type, the Binbrook Wing of five squadrons undertook an intensive training programme in readiness for staged detachments to Malaya as support for Operation Firedog; this was a large-scale counter-insurgency campaign, on-going in Malaya since 1948 against communist guerrillas. 101 Squadron became the first RAF jet bomber squadron to serve in the Far East when four Canberras arrived at Changi on 11 February 1955. The first bomb drop by an RAF jet bomber occurred when the squadron, deployed to RAF Butterworth, was operating against a target in Johore. Over a period of two months operating from Butterworth, ninety-eight raids were made before the squadron returned to Binbrook on 21 June 1955. A final deployment to the same base from June to August 1956 signified the last Canberra participation in the Malayan operation.

In 1956, the squadron flew night bombing raids against Egyptian airfields from their base at Hal Far, Malta during the Suez crisis. With the entry into service of the V bombers, Canberras in the bomber role were becoming outmoded. 101 Squadron was temporarily disbanded on 1 February 1957. The squadron reformed on 15 October 1957 as part of RAF Bomber Command's V bomber force maintaining the UK's strategic nuclear deterrent, equipped with Avro Vulcan B1s from RAF Finningley, in 1961 the squadron moved from Finningley to RAF Waddington where it remained until disbandment in 1982, its aircraft were now the upgraded Vulcan B1A fitted with the ECM tailpod. The squadron's assigned role was high-level strategic bombing with a variety of free fall nuclear bombs; these included American bombs supplied to the RAF under Project E. On 20 June 1961 a 101 Squadron Vulcan B1A flew non-stop from RAF Waddington to the Royal Australian Air Force Base Richmond, NSW, the longest recorded non-stop flight by a Vulcan, the 10,000 nmi flight still stands as a record for the Vulcan, exceeding the mileage done by the Black Buck Vulcan by some 3,000 nmi.

After the advent of effective Soviet SAMs forced Bomber Command to reassign V bombers from high-altitude operations to low-level penetration operations in March 1963, the squadron's Vulcans adopted a mission profile that included a'pop-up' manoeuvre from 500–1,000 ft to above 12,000 ft for safe release of Yellow Sun Mk2. By Dec 1967 the squadron was re-equipped with eight Vulcan B2 aircraft and eight WE.177B laydown bombs which improved aircraft survivability by enabling aircraft to remain at low-level during weapon release. Following the transfer of responsibility for the nuclear deterrent to the Royal Navy the squadron was reassigned to SACEUR for tactical strike missions still armed with the WE.177B bomb and a variety of conventional munitions. In a high-intensity European war the squadron's new role was to support land forces on the Continent resisting an assault on Western Europe by the Red Army, by striking deep into enemy-held areas beyond the forward edge of the battlefield, striking at enemy concentrations and infrastructure, first with conventional weapons and secondly with WE.177 tactical nuclear weapons as required, should a conflict escalate to that stage.

The squadron continued in this role until the Falklands War of 1982 when the squadron performed operations during the campaign in the South Atlantic, was disbanded on 4 August 1982. In 1978, the RAF announced a plan to convert second-hand civil Vickers VC10 aircraft for conversion

Mondo Bobo

Mondo Bobo is a 1997 Croatian film directed by Goran Rušinović. Bobo, a young man, kills two criminals in self-defense. Acting on his lawyer's advice, he ends up in a mental institution, he escapes and meets up with his girlfriend, but she is killed in a police shootout. With Bobo on the run, the police start a manhunt which attracts a great deal of media attention, including an ambitious journalist who follows the chase. Bobo barricades himself in an abandoned house and takes a woman for a hostage. Director and screenwriter Goran Rušinović had an idea to create a true crime film based on life of Vinko Pintarić, a notorious serial killer, to cast rock singer Davor Gobac in the lead role. Rušinović abandoned this concept, making the protagonist a fictional character, but the plot remained loosely based on some of the Pintarić's exploits. Rušinović described his status in Zagreb at the time as being a "total outsider", since Mondo Bobo was his debut feature film. To give himself a sense of security, he drew a complete storyboard before the start of the filming.

The black-and-white film has been described as "an energetic art film featuring an excellent rock-and-roll score", was seen at the time as a step away from the usual stereotypes of Croatian cinema. Other critics drew parallels with the poetics of Jean-Luc Godard's films, which in the 1990s went through a period of revival spurred by American independent film. Although the film is described today as having flaws in characterisation and narrative composition, it is still regarded as having offered something fresh and contemporary in Croatian cinema of the 1990s; the film won five Golden Arena awards at the 1997 Pula Film Festival, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Editing and Best Production Design. Mondo Bobo on IMDb Mondo Bobo at