The Mooloolah River National Park is a nationally protected area located on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. It covers an area of 830.9 hectares and is bordered by the Mooloolah River to the east and Dixon Roads to the west, the Lower Mooloolah River Environmental Reserve to the south. It is bisected by the Sunshine Motorway with the northern, 161.93 hectare component of the Park being a addition. The Park was vacant crown land prior to national park designation in 1960. Surrounding land uses include livestock grazing, urban development and the campus of the University of the Sunshine Coast, it is the second largest mainland park on the coastal lowlands in South East Queensland after Noosa National Park and represents an example of low-lying coastal floodplain distinctive of the region. The Jowarra section of the Park is located at the north western corner of the intersection of Steve Irwin Way and the Bruce Highway, it is a remnant of coastal rainforest and cut off from the main body of the Park with the only connection via the Mooloolah River itself.
The Park is used for conservation and study purposes and recreationally by bushwalkers and bird watchers. The Park provides important habitat for numerous species endemic to eastern Australia and south east Queensland, owing its species diversity to varied ecosystem types and ecotones, it represents an important remnant of coastal heathland once common in the region and a refuge for the associated flora and fauna. Half the area of the Park is coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp and one third coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp containing Melaleuca and Eucalyptus species in the Park's wetland areas. Seven of the 10 vegetative communities in the Park are regionally significant; the forest red gum along with the blackbutt-tallowwood are classed as endangered regional ecosystems under Schedule 1 of the Vegetation Management Regulation 2012. Five other regional ecosystems present in the Park are listed as of concern in Schedule 2 of the VMR 2012 including the paperbark teatree open forest/woodland, wallum banksia woodland, scribbly gum open forest and closed heath.
With a variety ecosystem types and communities the Park is home to a wide array of endemic flora types, a number of which are threatened regionally. The Park contains three examples of flora listed as endangered under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 and/or the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and two species listed as vulnerable under both Acts; the Mt Emu Sheoak is listed both under the EPBC Act as endangered. A wind-pollinated shrub it is restricted to the coastal heaths of south east Queensland and was more widespread prior to encroaching primary production industries and urbanisation; the species is highly reliant on fire regimes which have been altered due to urbanisation. The swamp stringybark is endangered under both the EPBC Act; the species grows in the margin between open forest and heathland in sandy acidic soils which are at times waterlogged. The Christmas Bells plant is listed as endangered under the NC Act and is located in sandy acidic soils of damp heathland and sedgeland.
The Acacia attenuata is listed as vulnerable under both the NC Act and the EPBC Act and is endemic to South East Queensland. Populations persist close to the coast in the ecotone between wet heathland and open eucalypt forests within the Park, it relies on disturbance such as fire events for seed recruitment. The species can tolerate disturbed environments and has been observed in man made disturbed areas and road reserves; the tiny wattle is listed as vulnerable under the NC Act. There are 19 species of mammals recorded in the Park. Macropod species include the eastern grey kangaroo and the swamp wallaby with both using the buffer zones around the Park. Other species include the short beaked echidna, the eastern bent-winged bat the little bent-winged bat, four kinds of native rats and ringtail possums, flying foxes. Koalas have been recorded in the area and although listed as occurring within the Park in Queensland Government records, a viable population is not believed to be present in the Park apart from anecdotal records mentioning a population in the section north of the Sunshine Motorway.
The Park is home to ten species of frogs including threatened ‘acid frogs’ termed as such by having the ability to inhabit acidic water bodies. Their preferred habitat is wet coastal heathlands with acidic waters. Significant threats include the destruction of coastal wetlands and changes in water quality and availability; these species include the wallum froglet listed as vulnerable in the NC Act, the wallum sedgefrog listed in the EPBC Act and NC Act as vulnerable, the wallum rocketfrog listed as vulnerable in the NC Act. These three frogs are recorded outside the Park in the Lower Mooloolah River Environmental Reserve which provides a buffer zone and extension of habitat. Acid frogs can tolerate fire events as long; the introduced cane toad, prevalent across south east Queensland, is recorded in the park. The Park contains a wide assortment of bird species and up to 136 different specie
Lavender Woman was a lesbian periodical produced out of Chicago, Illinois from 1971 to 1976. This periodical ran all published irregularly. Lavender Woman was a collaborative newspaper aimed at voicing the concerns of many in the lesbian community, to be an outlet for those concerns; the strive for inclusiveness was important to the lesbian community as a way to combat their feelings of exclusion from the mainstream feminist movement. In November of 1971, the lesbian newspaper Lavender Woman began as a segment of the larger paper The Feminist Voice written by members of the Women’s Caucus of Chicago Gay Alliance; the first issue of The Feminist Voice was published in August, in only four months Lavender Woman became its own publication. Different women contribute to each issue and on the second page of each issue, the contributor's names are listed. Allowing different women to contribute to each issue is a way to include many different lesbian voices and lesbian works in the magazine, it was their hope to include as many of these submissions.
Lavender Woman referred to these submissions as “bits of themselves” affirming that the art, photos, etc. being shared were personal to those who chose to share their experiences. Responses to Lavender Woman convey the importance of lesbian publications during a time where the lesbian community was feeling excluded from many different facets of life, such as feminism, their families, society at large. Overall, the feedback consisted of gratefulness for the publishing of the paper, for how the newspaper helped readers to feel less alone in their lives. One of the physical archives of the Lavender Woman periodical were owned by the Atlanta Feminist Lesbian Alliance, when that group dissolved in 1994 they were sold to Duke University; the University of Michigan Joseph A. Labadie Collection has an incomplete archive of Lavender Woman, having all but 5 of the 26 total issues. Digital archives can be accessed on the Duke Digital Collection and on An Open Access Collection of an Alternative Press, Independent Voices.
When the Chicago Lesbian Liberation group split from Lavender Woman, it published its own newsletter from 1973 to 1974.. Lavender Woman canceled the Chicago Lesbian Liberation’s one-page space over a controversial cartoon. In response, the Chicago Lesbian Liberation published two issues of The Original Lavender Woman in September and October of 1974; the result was the first significant divide among the lesbian periodical publishing community List of lesbian periodicals in the United States Lesbian feminism Lesbian literature Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance
The Kingdom of Munster was a kingdom of Gaelic Ireland which existed in the south-west of the island from at least the 1st century BC until 1118. According to traditional Irish history found in the Annals of the Four Masters, the kingdom originated as the territory of the Clanna Dedad, an Érainn tribe of Irish Gaels; some of the early kings were prominent in the Red Branch Cycle such as Conaire Mór. For a few centuries they were competitors for the High Kingship or Ireland, but lost out to the Connachta, descendants of Conn Cétchathach; the kingdom had internal divisions at different times during its history. Major changes reshaped Munster in the 7th century. Osraige, brought under the control of Munster for two centuries was retaken by the Dál Birn. Various subordinate groups, such as the Múscraige, switched their alliance and helped to bring the Eóganachta to power in Munster. For the next three centuries, various subgroups such as the Eóganacht Chaisil and Eóganacht Glendamnach competed for control of Munster.
Celtic Christian civilisation developed at this time and the Rock of Cashel became a seat of power. Two kings, Faílbe Flann mac Áedo Duib and Cathal mac Finguine, were able to raise Munster to the premier Irish kingdom for a time. Munster had to contend with raids from the Vikings under the Uí Ímair from the 9th century onwards, who established themselves at Limerick and Cork. Around the same time the Dál gCais known as the Déisi, were in the ascendancy in Munster. Aided in part by the Uí Néill, the subordinate Dál gCais came to challenge the Eóganachta for control of Munster; the exploits of their most famous member Brian Bóruma, known for the Battle of Clontarf established Dál gCais rule for the rest of the 11th century. After internal divisions, Munster was partitioned by High King Toirdelbach Ó Conchobhair with the Treaty of Glanmire in 1118, between Thomond ruled by the Ó Briain and Desmond ruled by the Mac Cárthaigh. A late medieval text in Middle Irish named, it claims that the name derives from Eochaidh Mumu, one of the early Heberian High Kings of Ireland who ruled the area.
This High King held the royal nickname mó-mó meaning "greater-greater", because he was supposed to be more powerful and greater in stature than any other Irishman of his time. The Cóir Anmann claims that the word mó with ána combined to form Mumu, because the kingdom was more prosperous than any other in Ireland; the second word ána is associated with the goddess Anu. Indeed, Munster includes within it a pair of breast shaped mountains near Killarney named the Two Paps of Ána; the early Kings of Munster, derived from the Érainn, were mentioned in the Red Branch Cycle of Irish traditional history. Prominent figures featuring in this Cycle are Cú Roí mac Dáire, Conaire Mór, Lugaid mac Con Roí and others; these men are all presented as great warriors, in particular Cú Roí features in the Táin bó Cúailnge, where he fights Amergin mac Eccit, until requested to stop by Meadhbh. Cú Roí is killed by Cú Chulainn after being betrayed by Bláthnat who he had captured, his death was avenged by his son Lugaid mac Con Roí.
The Dáirine, or Clanna Dedad, a major branch of the Érainn, were a significant power in Gaelic Ireland, providing several High Kings of Ireland at the Hill of Tara in addition to ruling Munster. There was a Temair Luachra, existing as the royal site of Munster, but this is lost to history; some of the most prominent High Kings from this time provided by the Érainn of Munster include Eterscél Mór and Conaire Mór who are the subject of the Togail Bruidne Dá Derga. The Laigin in particular were major rivals for Munster at the time; the Chronicle of Ireland places the start of these rulers at the 1st century BCE. Outside of Gaelic sources, the predominant people of Munster, the Érainn, along with other tribes in the area are attested to in Ptolemy's Geographia, where they are known as the Iverni. According to the Book of Glendalough, a member of the Munster royal family, Fíatach Finn, moved north and became King of Ulster, establishing the Érainn kindred known as the Dál Fiatach; this meant competing with the Ulaid rulers of Clanna Rudhraighe.
A great revival of power for Munster occurred in the 2nd century AD, as one of their kings, Conaire Cóem, established himself as High King of Ireland. This was a time for pioneering figures, as major High Kings representing other Gaelic groups in Ireland lived such as Conn Cétchathach founder of the Connachta and Cathair Mór a prominent king of the Laigin. Conaire Cóem holds an important place in Irish genealogies as the forefather of the Síl Conairi, his sons. Another High King from Munster's Dáirine around this period was Lugaid Mac Con, the progenitor of Corcu Loígde, his mother was Sadb ingen Chuinn from
The Goin' Coastal Tour was the eleventh headlining concert tour by American country music singer Kenny Chesney, in support of his thirteenth studio album Hemingway's Whiskey. It was announced in November 2010, with nine stadium shows being announced first. An additional forty-one were announced two months later. Chesney co-headlined the stadium shows with Zac Brown Band. Billy Currington and Uncle Kracker served as opening acts; this was the Chesney's last tour before taking a two-year hiatus. Chesney told USA Today, "We are excited to feel the passion and the energy that the fans give us again", "There's a realsense of anticipation that our whole organization has about getting back on the road and playing some of our favorite stadiums and some new ones too, like Arrowhead and Lambeau Field where they haven't had a concert in over 20 years. We can't wait!" Zac Brown Band Billy Currington Uncle Kracker "Live a Little" "Reality" "Live Those Songs" "Summertime" "Beer in Mexico" "Coastal" "The Woman with You" "Big Star" "I Go Back" "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem" "Anything but Mine" "The Life" "There Goes My Life" "Three Little Birds" "Living in Fast Forward" "Young" "Somewhere with You" "Don't Happen Twice" "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven" "The Good Stuff" "Never Wanted Nothing More" "When the Sun Goes Down" "You Never Even Call Me By My Name" "How Forever Feels" "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy"Encore"The Boys of Fall" Notes A This was during the 2011 Men's Division I Final Four.
B This concert was a part of the Stagecoach Festival C This concert was a part of the Calgary Stampede The tour was ranked sixth for the Top 25 Tours of 2011. It went on to gross $84,576,917, a total attendance of 1,160,132, had 37 sold out shows
The Church of St Mary's is an Anglican Church in Bishopstoke, Hampshire. St Mary’s was designed by Edward Prioleau Warren and built during 1890/91 by Wheeler Bros. of Reading, Berkshire at a cost of £4,200. It was consecrated on 12 November 1891 by the Bishop of Guildford. Financial limitations meant that a Perpendicular tower included in the design had to be added and this was completed in 1909; this church replaced an earlier building called St Mary's Church which stood on a different site nearer to the River Itchen. It had been rebuilt in 1825, but by 1908 had been demolished; the Parish of Bishopstoke Diocese of Winchester St Mary's and St Paul's at Eastleigh Churches Together
PAX is a series of gaming culture festivals involving tabletop and video gaming. PAX is held annually in Seattle, Boston and San Antonio in the United States. PAX was created in 2004 by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, the authors of the Penny Arcade webcomic, because they wanted to attend a show for gaming. Defining characteristics of the shows include an opening keynote speech from an industry insider, game-culture inspired concerts, panels on game topics, exhibitor booths from both independent and major game developers and publishers, a LAN party multiplayer, tabletop gaming tournaments, video game freeplay areas; the first PAX, known at the time as the Penny Arcade Expo, was held on August 28–29, 2004, in Bellevue, Washington, at the Meydenbauer Center, was attended by 3,300 people. The event was held annually in August, at the same venue, for the next two years. Attendance grew with over 9,000 attendees in 2005, over 19,000 in 2006. By 2007, the event had outgrown its previous venue, moved to the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, with a total attendance of 39,000.
Attendance continued to grow to 58,500 in 2008, 60,750 in 2009, 70,000 in 2011. The show stopped reporting attendance numbers in 2011, citing difficulties in tracking attendance in a multi-day event. PAX Prime 2013 was the first four-day PAX and took place from August 30 to September 2, 2013. Passes for PAX Prime 2013 sold out within six hours. In 2010, Penny Arcade hosted its first event outside of Seattle. PAX East was held from March 26 -- 28, 2010, at the Hynes Convention Center. With an attendance of 52,290, PAX East rivaled the newly-dubbed "PAX Prime" in Washington, which saw 67,600 attendees in 2010; this venue was moved to Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in 2011. An agreement reached in early 2012 committed Boston as the home of PAX East until 2023.2013 marked the first international expansion for PAX. PAX Australia 2013 was held July 19 -- 2013 at the Melbourne Showgrounds; the following year it moved to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, where it has been confirmed to remain until at least 2019.
The first PAX South was held in San Antonio, Texas at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on January 23–25, 2015, it set a PAX record for highest attendance for an inaugural year. In 2011, Penny Arcade launched PAX Dev, a new event exclusive to the game developer community to "speak and focus on their trade". Differentiating itself from other game developer events like GDC, PAX Dev does not allow press. 750 people attended in 2011. At PAX South 2017, Penny Arcade and ReedPOP announced that a new event type, PAX Unplugged, would be held on November 17–19, 2017 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia; the event was designed as a tabletop-exclusive convention, a gaming segment, only incidental in other PAXes. PAX was known as the "Penny Arcade Expo," a Seattle-only event, but became known by its acronym "PAX"; as part of an expansion into new cities, Seattle's PAX was renamed "PAX Prime" in 2010. On November 18, 2015, it was silently confirmed. PAX consists of the following activities: Freeplay, further broken into: Console, Classic Console, Handheld, PC, VR, Tabletop.
Tournaments, further broken into: Console and Tabletop. Some PAXes feature. "Bring Your Own Computer" or BYOC, a LAN Party. Panels, talks and similar events. Concerts. PAX Arena, an eSports tournament; the Omegathon. An Exhibition Hall, which includes game studios and the Indie Megabooth; each PAX features an event called the "Omegathon," a festival-long tournament consisting of a group of randomly selected attendees competing in a game bracket for a grand prize. The final round of the Omegathon makes up part of the closing ceremonies of PAX. Past games for the final round of the Omegathon have included Tetris, Halo 3, skee-ball. Early PAXes were run by a large group of volunteers, which the show calls "Enforcers". Now a paid role, most Enforcers are still not professional conference organizers or temps, but rather selected from an application available to attendees on the PAX website. On April 12, 2004, the authors of Penny Arcade announced the Penny Arcade Expo. PAX 2004 was a two-day event held at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington from August 28–29, which they hoped would turn into an annual event.
Several exhibitors, including Warner Bros. Microsoft, Rooster Teeth and Ubisoft, showcased videos and playable demos of their upcoming games at PAX 2004. Microsoft allowed attendees to experience a multiplayer level of Halo 2 months before it hit stores in addition to a number of other Xbox games, while Ubisoft showed Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory and Ghost Recon 2. Warner Bros. brought all of its E3 assets for The Matrix Online to the show as well as several hands-on stations for the game. Included amongst the events of the first PAX were live musical performances by bands including The Minibosses, panels featuring Penny Arcade creators Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins as well as others in the video game industry, the Omegathon, a contest where twenty contestants played a series of games for a chance at winning an excessively large video game collection worth in excess of $25,000; the contestants competed in a tabletop dice game called Diceland, Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Dance Dance Revolution and the original home version of Pong.