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Meroo National Park

Meroo National Park is a national park in on South Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Meroo has only been designated as a National Park, it was a state forest which contained an unregulated camp ground with beautiful beaches and bushland. The area was badly damaged over ten years ago by bushfires; because of this damage and its constant use by holiday goers the National Park lands authority decided to create a National Park on this State Forest land in an attempt to help regenerate the bushland. As well as the beaches there are a rocky island that can be reached at low tide. Many sea creatures can be found such as star fish, small fish and sea urchins. Since its creation as a National Park new rules and regulations have been brought in to increase care of the natural bushland and native fauna. Fenced off areas around the headlands to stop erosion have been created and areas for camping have been reduced; this has helped to increase the natural bush regenerate from the devastating fires. The park's wildlife appears to be increasing in numbers with wallabies and possums being seen regularly.

The sound of native birds can be heard again too. The park forms part of the Ulladulla to Merimbula Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance for swift parrots. Protected areas of New South Wales

Sauze

Sauze is an alternative/power metal band from Asturias, Spain. The band was formed in 2008 after the departure of the ex-WarCry members Alberto Ardines, Fernando Mon, Manuel Ramil, along with ex-Hard Spirit Toni Amboaje; when they were out of WarCry they decided to form a new band, Ardines called Mon to show him an album by Hard Spirit a metal band that had just been created and helped by Triple-A-Metal, with the purpose of showing Mon the vocal qualities of Amboaje. They decided that he was the singer they were looking for, called Ramil to join them. Manuel Ramil was trying to participate in both bands WarCry and Sauze, but it was getting more difficult due to the distance between his home in Galicia and the rest of the members' in Asturias, they decided that Ramil could no longer be a member of the band and he left WarCry, now he's dedicated to Sauze, working on what it will be their debut album. Nada Tiene Sentido El Mejor Momento Toni Amboaje - vocals Fernando Mon - guitars Manuel Ramil - keyboards Alberto Ardines - drums WarCry Avalanch Hard Spirit List of bands from Spain All sites in Spanish: Sauze's official website Sauze's official myspace profile Triple A-Metal

Graptopetalum

Graptopetalum is a plant genus of the family Crassulaceae. They are perennial succulent plants and native to Arizona, they grow in a rosette. There are around 19 species in this genus. Graptopetalum amethystinum E. Walther – Lavender pebbles, jewel-leaf plant Graptopetalum bartramii Rose – Patagonia Mountain leatherpetal, Bartram'sstonecrop Graptopetalum bellum D. R. Hunt Graptopetalum filiferum Whitehead Graptopetalum fruticosum Moran Graptopetalum glassii Acev.-Rosas & Cházaro Graptopetalum grande Alexander Graptopetalum macdougallii Alexander Graptopetalum marginatum Acev.-Rosas & Cházaro Graptopetalum mendozae Glass & M. Cházaro Basáñez Graptopetalum occidentale Rose ex E. Walther Graptopetalum pachyphyllum Rose Graptopetalum paraguayense E. Walther – Mother of pearl plant, ghost plant Graptopetalum paraguayense subsp. Bernalense Kimnach & R. C. Moran Graptopetalum pentandrum Moran Graptopetalum pusillum Rose Graptopetalum rusbyi Rose – San Francisco River leatherpetal Graptopetalum saxifragoides Kimnach Graptopetalum saxifragoides var. fariniferum Kimnach Graptopetalum superbum Acev.-Rosas

2009 European Women Sevens Championship

The 2009 European Women Sevens Championship was the seventh edition of the European Women's Sevens Championship. Date/Venue: 7 March 2009 at Ljubljana, Slovenia Participants: Austria, Hungary and Slovenia, with guests Bosnia-Herzogovina and Serbia Slovenia 7-45 Croatia Austria 19-12 Hungary Slovenia 0-35 Austria Croatia 33-0 Hungary Slovenia 5-29 Hungary Croatia 17-12 Austria Date/Venue: 21 March 2009, Croatia Participants: Austria, Hungary and Slovenia, with guests Bosnia-Herzogovina and Serbia Date/Venue: April 12, 2009 at Zanka, Hungary. After a training camp, a tournament was played, it was expected that Serbia, Czech Republic, Poland, Bulgaria, Bosnia Herzegovina and Hungary Slovenia would take part. Bowl Semi Finals Finland 5-0 Croatia Bosnia Herzogovina 5-0 European MixCup and Plate Semi Finals Austria 0-19 Czech Republic Hungary 21-14 Poland7th place Croatia 40-0 European MixBowl Final Finland 5-0 Bosnia HerzogovinaPlate Final Austria 7-14 PolandCup Final Czech Republic 14-26 Hungary Venue/Date: 6–7 June 2009, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

This was replaced in 2008 by World Cup qualifying. Slovenia, Georgia and Greece were expected to join this tournament in 2008; the plans of Slovakia and Greece aren't yet known. Plate Semis Georgia 14-5 Bosnia Herzogovina Luxembourg 0-5 UkraineCup Semis Poland 21-12 Hungary Denmark 0-39 SwitzerlandBowl Final Slovenia 36-5 Serbia7th Place Luxembourg 5-0 Bosnia HerzogovinaPlate Final Ukraine 10-7 Georgia3rd place Hungary 22-10 DenmarkCup Final Poland 0-37 Switzerland 27 and 28 June 2009 at Vienna, Austria Participants are Austria, Hungary and Slovenia, with guests Bosnia & Herzegovina and Serbia Venue/Date: 4–5 July 2009, Belgium. Group A consists of Finland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Belgium B. Group B consists of Andorra, Bulgaria, Belgium, Austria. Bowl Semi Final Latvia 5-17 Bulgaria Croatia 0-19 AndorraPlate Semi Final Israel 0-17 Austria Belgium B 10-0 RomaniaCup Semi Final Finland 31-0 Malta Czech Republic 19-7 Belgium11th Place Latvia 10-0 CroatiaBowl Final Bulgaria 0-7 Andorra7th Place Israel 10-0 RomaniaPlate Final Austria 24-10 Belgium B3rd Place Malta 14-5 BelgiumCup Final Finland 29-0 Czech Republic Venue/Date: 11–12 July, Germany.

Participants were Italy, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Russia, Moldova Plate Semi Final France 21-10 Italy Portugal 17-7 RussiaCup Semi Final England 44-0 Germany Spain 12-7 NetherlandsBowl Final Sweden 27-7 Moldova7th Place Italy 7-26 RussiaPlate Final France 19-0 Portugal3rd Place Netherlands 35-10 GermanyCup Final England 20-12 Spain 26 September 2009 in Slovenia Slovenia 0-28 Hungary Hungary 31-7 Austria Austria bt Slovenia Hungary 35-0 Slovenia Austria bt Slovenia Hungary 19-19 Austria FIRA-AER Flashinfo N°104 - 31/08/2009

Kevin Parker (footballer)

Kevin James Parker is an English former professional footballer who played as a left-winger. Parker began his career as a trainee with Norwich City, but was kept out of the game for 18 months due to suffering from ME, he turned professional in June 1999 and played twenty times for the reserves the following season, but was released by Norwich on 26 April 2000 without appearing in the first-team. He joined Torquay United on trial and earned himself a one-year contract in July 2000, he made his league debut on 12 August 2000 against league newcomers Kidderminster Harriers. After a few promising games at the start of the season, he joined the ever-growing list of long-term injured players and was out for the most of the remainder of season, he did score an injury-time winner at Plainmoor against local rivals Exeter City in January 2001, but soon afterwards injured himself in training. In May 2001, Parker was given a 3-month contract extension to prove his fitness and prove his ability to the new manager Roy McFarland.

He made only two further appearances for the Gulls before joining Yeovil Town on a two-week trial on 17 September 2001. On 28 September 2001, Parker's contract with Torquay was cancelled by mutual consent; the following day he signed for Weymouth on non-contract terms, playing on a match-to-match basis until early November when he signed a contract until the end of the season. In May 2002, with Weymouth in financial trouble, along with Weymouth teammate Ryan Cross joined Weston-super-Mare. In October 2003 he was playing for Bodmin Town and was the subject of a transfer request from Porthleven. In April 2004 he was playing for Saltash United. In the 2005-06 season he scored three times for Plymouth Parkway, but was playing for Tavistock the following season. Kevin Parker at Soccerbase

Retardation factor

In chromatography, the retardation factor is the fraction of an analyte in the mobile phase of a chromatographic system. In planar chromatography in particular, the retardation factor Rf is defined as the ratio of the distance traveled by the center of a spot to the distance traveled by the solvent front. Ideally, the values for RF are equivalent to the R values used in column chromatography. Although the term retention factor is sometimes used synonymously with retardation factor in regard to planar chromatography the term is not defined in this context. However, in column chromatography, the retention factor or capacity factor is defined as the ratio of time an analyte is retained in the stationary phase to the time it is retained in the mobile phase, inversely proportional to the retardation factor. In chromatography, the retardation factor, R, is the fraction of the sample in the mobile phase at equilibrium, defined as: R = quantity of substance in the mobile phase total quantity of substance in the system The retardation factor, Rf, is used in paper chromatography and thin layer chromatography for analyzing and comparing different substances.

It can be mathematically described by the following ratio: R f = migration distance of substance migration distance of solvent front An Rf value will always be in the range 0 to 1. For example, if particular substance in an unknown mixture travels 2.5 cm and the solvent front travels 5.0 cm, the retardation factor would be 0.5. One can choose a mobile phase with different characteristics in order to control how far the substance being investigated migrates. An Rf value is characteristic for any given compound, it can provide corroborative evidence as to the identity of a compound. If the identity of a compound is suspected but not yet proven, an authentic sample of the compound, or standard, is spotted and run on a TLC plate side by side with the compound in question. Note that this identity check must be performed on a single plate, because it is difficult to duplicate all the factors which influence Rf from experiment to experiment. In terms of retention factor, retardation factor is defined as follows: R = 1 k + 1 and conversely: k = 1 − R R