Moresby Range is a national park in Far North Queensland, Australia, 1,314 km northwest of Brisbane. It is part of the Coastal Wet Tropics Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance for the conservation of lowland tropical rainforest birds; the national park is located on the coast south of the mouth of the Johnstone River a few km from Innisfail in the Cassowary Coast Region. The range reaches elevations of around 160 m above sea level, it lies within the Johnstone River water catchment. About 8% of the park is classed as wetlands; the Spectacled flying fox is the only rare or threatened species to have been identified in the park. In 2010, five cassowaries which inhabit the park were tagged with GPS dataloggers with VHF transmitters to enable monitoring of their movement. Protected areas of Queensland
Cooroy Mountain is a rural locality in the Shire of Noosa, Australia. In the 2016 census, Cooroy Mountain had a population of 136 people. Cooroy Mountain is a suburb of Noosa, Australia. Cooroy Mountain's name came from Mount Cooroy, called Coorooey, from the Aboriginal word for possum, kurui. Kuri'bigil'ba is the name of Cooroy Mountain in the dialect of the now extinct Kabi speaking aboriginal peoples of this area, it means the place. It is believed. Most due the endemic silky oak tree which has glabrous yellowish orange flowers from around September to November. Between 2008 and 2013, Cooroy Mountain was within Sunshine Coast Region, due to an enforced amalgamation of local government areas, subsequently reversed; the Kabi Kabi Kabi people and language group are not extinct although they may no longer be present in the local area of Cooroy mountain as a result of having been moved out of the area as a result of government policies in the past
Shiva Dhanush or Kodhandam is the bow of Lord Shiva.== Background Vijaya is the original bow of Shiva used for total destruction or "Pralaya". As per original Valmiki Ramayana, two bows were created by God Devendra of equal capacity which were given to Rudra and Vishnu and requested them to fight with each other to know, the powerful one; however just before the start of the war an Aakashvani said that the war will lead to total destruction and hence the war was stopped. On hearing Aakashvani, Rudra threw his Dhanush which fell on earth to be known as "Shiva dhanush", it was found by King Devaratha, the ancestor of King Janaka. It is mentioned in the Hindu epic Ramayana, when its hero Rama breaks it to marry Janaka's daughter as his wife. Vishwakarma crafted two divine bows, he gave Sharanga to Lord Pinaka to Lord Shiva. King Janaka of Mithila had a daughter named Sita. In earlier part of her life, Sita while playing with her sisters had unknowingly lifted the table over which the bow had been placed.
This incident was however observed by Janaka and he decided to make this incident as the backdrop for Sita's swayamvara. Janaka had announced that whosoever wanted to marry Sita had to lift the divine bow and string it; the bow was broken by Ayodhya's prince Rama when he attempted to string the bow, during the swayamvara of Sita, thereby winning the princess's hand in marriage. After the marriage when his father Dasharatha was returning to Ayodhya with Rama, Parashurama obstructed their path and challenged Rama for breaking his guru Shiva's bow. Rama extolled the sage. After that Dasharatha prayed to the sage to forgive him but Parashurama remained enraged and brought out Vishnu's bow, he asked Rama to string the bow and fight a duel with him. Rama snatches the bow of Vishnu, strings it, places an arrow and points it straight at the challenger's heart. Rama asks Parashurama what he will give as a target to the arrow. At this point, Parashurama feels himself devoid of his mystical energy, he realizes.
Another tale of Pinaka revolves around the tale of Lord Vishnu fighting Lord Shiva, mentioned in Seventy fifth sarga of Bala kanda of Ramayana. Parashuram narrates this to Lord Rama before challenging him to string Sharanga; the story goes like this-The Devas wanted to test the superiority of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva and asked Lord Brahma to create a difference of opinion between them. In the battle that ensued, Lord Vishnu utters a battle cry "hum" which paralyzes the Devas and Lord Shiva, his bow is rendered useless, Lord Vishnu's bow Sharanga prevails. This Pinaka was broken by Lord Rama as said, but in Dwapara yuga when Arjuna meets Shiva Arjun saw Lord Shiva wielding Pinaka with Parvati aside. Vaisampayana continued, "Phalguna beheld him Mahadeva that god of blazing splendour that wielder of Pinaka that one who had his abode on the mountains accompanied by Uma. Hence the one mentioned could be some other bow. Rama snatches Sharanga from Parashurama and gives it to Varuna, lord of the oceans, for safekeeping.
Although reference is still to be inserted from Puranas there is a connection of Pinaka with the life of Maharshi Dadhichi a sage who helped devas to defeat the asura Vritra and on request gave up life and provided his bones for making a Vajra which Indra used to kill the Demon Vritrasura
Scuderia Vittoria is a British motor racing team. The team was formed in late 2010 and is the brainchild of ex-BTCC racers Tom Ferrier and Danny Buxton along with multiple GT and single-seater championship team manager, Piers Masarati; the Middlesex based team ran a Ferrari 458 GT3 and a Ginetta G50 GT4 car in the 2011 British GT season. They fielded up to 4 Renault Clio's in the UK Renault Clio Cup series. At the conclusion of the 2011 season, the team had achieved 12 wins over both classes with their maiden win at the first round of the British GT championship at Oulton Park. D. C. = Drivers' Championship position. * = Guest driver ineligible for points, D. C. = Drivers' Championship position, T. C. = Teams' Championship position * = Guest driver ineligible for points, D. C. = Drivers' Championship position. D. C. = Drivers' Championship position. * = Guest driver ineligible for points, D. C. = Drivers' Championship position. D. C. = Drivers' Championship position. Official website
Sir Clive Ronald Woodward is an English former rugby union player and coach. He was coach of the England team from 1997 to 2004, managing them to victory in the 2003 Rugby World Cup, he coached the 2005 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand, losing the test series 3-0. He is a pundit for ITV Sport, working on their coverage of the Six Nations and Rugby World Cup. Woodward was born in Ely, the son of an RAF pilot, he started school at Corstorphine in Edinburgh and was sent to the school ship HMS Conway, as his father disapproved of his ambition to play professional football. At Conway, he played rugby union at centre alongside fly-half Iain Duncan Smith, who would become leader of the Conservative Party. According to Woodward, he was not selected to play for the Welsh Schoolboys side because he was English, but he was good enough to play rugby union for a Welsh school. According to his autobiography, he applied to do a law degree at Durham University, but was turned down though he was good enough and instead, he found a job at a London bank.
His first club was Harlequins but he left to go to Loughborough University where he gained a Bachelor of Science degree in sports science followed by a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. He played as a centre for Leicester from 1979 to 1985, he made his England debut against Ireland on 19 January 1980, as a replacement. England won the Grand Slam in that season, he went on playing his last game on 17 March 1984 against Wales. He was a player on the British Lions' 1980 tour to 1983 tour to New Zealand, he was most noted for his centre partnership with fellow Tiger Paul Dodge. Playing for the Barbarians, he won the Hong Kong Sevens in 1981, he returned to the UK in 1990 to start his own IT leasing company and he became coach of the obscure Henley, who were promoted to the national leagues. After a short but successful spell of coaching at London Irish, he was unable to handle the politics of the club and was forced out, he became assistant coach at Leicester's arch rivals Bath under Andy Robinson, when Jack Rowell retired as coach of the England team in 1997, Woodward acquired the job.
He had the job of transforming the England side from the amateur era into the professional one. Having been quoted as requesting that the press judge him on England's performance at the 1999 Rugby World Cup, when they were beaten by South Africa, his job was questioned. Thereafter England improved under Woodward. England were Six Nations champions in 2000 and 2001, completed the Grand Slam in 2003 with an emphatic 42–6 victory over Ireland in Dublin. England followed up by defeating the All Blacks in New Zealand for the first time since 1973, holding out for a 15–13 win despite being reduced to 13 men in the second half with two forwards in the sin bin. A week reigning world champions Australia were beaten 25–14 in Melbourne, England's first win on Australian soil. England entered the 2003 Rugby World Cup as betting favourites and the number one ranked team in the world. Victories over Georgia, South Africa, Uruguay and France took England to the final, where they faced the hosts and reigning champions Australia.
England won 20–17 thanks to a Jonny Wilkinson drop goal in the final seconds of extra time. Woodward was knighted in the 2004 New Year's honours. From 2000 to 2003, Woodward's England compiled a record of 41 wins from 46 matches, which included a perfect record of 20 wins and no losses at Twickenham and 12 successive wins against the Tri Nations. England remain the only team from the Northern Hemisphere to have won the World Cup; the England squad had to be re-built after the World Cup success, as a number of senior players retired, including captain Martin Johnson, Lawrence Dallaglio and Neil Back. Meanwhile, talismanic fly-half Jonny Wilkinson was sidelined with long-term injuries which would prevent him playing for England again for 4 years. England came third in the 2004 Six Nations, losing to Grand Slam winners France and Triple Crown winners Ireland, his last tour as England coach came shortly afterwards, with an ill-fated tour of New Zealand and Australia. England were beaten by New Zealand in two tests, without scoring a single try, going down 36–3 in the first and 36–12 in the second.
The team went to Australia, where they were beaten 51–15. In February 2004 he was appointed head coach for the 2005 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand; the Lions lost the test series 3–0. Woodward's management was criticised by many commentators and players for his initial squad selection, his coaching methods, his handling of the players and the media, his selections on tour – for keeping faith with the England players he knew well – and for not allowing the test team any time to play together before the test series began, he returned from New Zealand with his reputation within rugby tarnished. On 24 October 2011, Woodward was inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame, alongside all other Rugby World Cup-winning head coaches and captains from the tournament's inception in 1987 through 2007. Woodward's contract with England was due to run until 2007. Following the retirement of key players like Lawrence Dallaglio and Martin Johnson, finishing third in the 6 Nations after the World Cup success, he found the politics of English rugby difficult to deal with the Premiership clubs' relations with the England management.
Woodward was linked with a switch to football and, although he had denied these rumours, on 1 September 2004, Woodward announced that he would be quitting as England coach. A move to Southampton Football Club seemed as Woodwa
Spring Creek called Spring Creek Basin, is a neighborhood within the East New York section of Brooklyn in New York City. It comprises the southern portions of East New York between Flatlands Avenue to the north, Jamaica Bay and the Gateway National Recreation Area to the south, with the Brooklyn neighborhood of Canarsie to the west and the Queens neighborhood of Howard Beach to the east, it is named after Spring Creek, one of several creeks that ran through the area and drained into Jamaica Bay. For most of its history Spring Creek was considered the place where "the city came to an end", consisting of undeveloped marshland used as illegal dumping grounds, hosting several large landfills and an incinerator during the 20th century. Much of the area was designated as the Fresh Creek Urban Renewal Area in 1967; the area has since seen several major development and restoration projects, including the Starrett City apartment complex, the Gateway Center shopping complex, several affordable housing communities, Spring Creek Park.
Spring Creek had the largest net gain in population in Brooklyn between 1940 and 2010, an increase of 330%. Spring Creek is part of Brooklyn Community District 5, its primary ZIP Codes are 11207, 11208, 11239. Spring Creek comprises the southeastern section of East New York, located to the south of New Lots, it is bounded to the north by Flatlands Avenue, to the east by Fountain Avenue, to the west by Schenck Avenue, Gateway Drive and Hendrix Creek. To the south is the Shore Parkway portion of the Belt Parkway, the Gateway National Recreation Area, Jamaica Bay. Including Starrett City, the neighborhood extends west to Louisiana Avenue and Fresh Creek at the boundary with Canarsie. Several areas north to Linden Boulevard, between Fountain Avenue to the west and 78th Street to the east, are considered part of Spring Creek. Linden Boulevard was considered the northern boundary of Spring Creek. To the south of the Belt Parkway are the Pennsylvania Avenue and Fountain Avenue Landfills; the two landfills were 130-foot high man-made peninsulas created from former marshland and open water.
The 110-acre Pennsylvania Avenue Landfill opened in 1956 while the 297-acre Fountain Avenue Landfill was opened in 1961 respectively. The Fountain Avenue Landfill served as one of five major city facilities for regular refuse during its operation, along with the Fresh Kills and Brookefield Landfills in Staten Island; the landfills closed around 1985. The two sites have since undergone restoration and are now part of Shirley Chisholm State Park and Spring Creek Park. Most of Spring Creek and Starrett City fall under the 11239 ZIP code, but some portions of Spring Creek north of Flatlands Avenue, as well as the Brooklyn Developmental Center, fall under the 11207, 11208 ZIP codes. Prior to European colonization, what is now Spring Creek consisted of salt marshes and several creeks, which drained into Jamaica Bay; the namesake creek itself ran north as far as Atlantic Avenue and Eldert Lane, near Highland Park and Forest Park, forming the border of Brooklyn and Queens. The northern shores of Jamaica Bay were inhabited by the Jameco and Rockaway Native American groups.
In the 1650s, Dutch colonists began settling in the eastern sections of Brooklyn, forming the towns of Flatbush and New Lots. The area, along with the rest of Brooklyn and modern New York City, was ceded to the British Empire in 1664; the first development in the Spring Creek area took place in the 1890s, a 30-acre farm built by the Cozine family, the namesake of Cozine Avenue. This farm included a house and stable at the modern-day intersection of Elton Street and Vandalia Avenue. Plunders Neck a peninsula between Betts and Spring Creeks, took its name from pirates who occupied the waters and "plundered." In the late 19th century it hosted a small community of wooden houses housing around 50 families who fished and farmed in the area. A hotel was erected along Mill Pond, near the basin of the creeks, at what was called Forbell's Landing. Otherwise, the area remained uninhabited. Beginning in the 1920s, the city planned to develop a large ship and rail terminal along Jamaica Bay along the Paerdegat Basin in nearby Canarsie, to relieve port operations in the greater New York Harbor.
The project would have constructed new rail facilities to connect with the Long Island Rail Road, New York Connecting Railroad, a proposed rail tunnel to Staten Island. Around this time, a street grid was mapped in Spring Creek, though most of the streets had yet to be constructed. In 1930, Spring Creek Park and the Shore Parkway portion of the Belt Parkway were proposed by Robert Moses, along with several other parks and highways. Land for both projects along Jamaica Bay in the area was acquired via eminent domain in 1938, Shore Parkway opened in 1940, with an interchange to the south end of Pennsylvania Avenue; this put an end to the proposed Jamaica Bay seaport. Plans by Robert Moses in the 1950s called for Spring Creek Park to extend to Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach and include a new beach and boat basin; the Milford Street Landfill began operations in the 1930s, occupying much of the area where the Gateway Center now sits. The Milford Street Landfill was closed in 1950; this area became known as the Vandalia Dunes