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Mount Aberdeen National Park

Mount Aberdeen is a national park in North Queensland, Australia, 961 km northwest of Brisbane, 40 km south-west of Bowen. The Park is in 2 sections; the Park has public facilities. Both Mount Aberdeen and Highlander's Bonnet are composed of granite, with Mount Aberdeen summit reaching 901 m and Highlander's Bonnet 624 m; the park is notable for containing the sole regional occurrence of tropical cloud forest at the summit of Mount Aberdeen, with large areas of hoop pine on the slopes of both peaks. Semi-evergreen vine thicket is found in sheltered areas. There is an unusual red gum-snow grass community in the park, found nowhere else in Queensland. Mammals recorded in the park include unadorned rock wallabies, eastern grey kangaroos, common wallaroos, northern quolls and koalas. Found in the Park is the Mt Elliott grey ant, at its southern limit. Protected areas of Queensland

Leisa Goddard

Leisa Goddard is an Australian television journalist who has worked as a reporter/presenter for each of Australia's three commercial networks – Seven Network, Nine Network Australia, Network Ten. She has covered major news events as foreign correspondent. While with Network Ten, Goddard spent three years as the United States Bureau Chief based in Los Angeles and her work while embedded with Australian troops during the Afghanistan war gained a nomination for a Logie Award, she founded Adoni Media, a media, PR and digital agency. Goddard grew up in Ipswich and completed Year 12 at Ipswich State High School; as a 16-year-old high school student, Goddard began her journalism career working as an intern at the local Ipswich newspaper, The Queensland Times. At 19, while in her second year of studying journalism at the University of Queensland, Goddard earned a cadetship at the Sunshine Coast Daily. In 1994, Goddard while married was publicly known as Leisa Goddard-Roles. Goddard is best known for her years on prime-time Australian television news and current affairs programs.

In 2003, she worked as Network Ten's United States bureau chief based in Los Angeles, covering global and U. S. news including disasters such as Hurricane Katrina as well as political milestones such as the second Presidential inauguration of George W. Bush, the Virginia Tech Shooting, a NASA shuttle launch, daily political and business news. During her time in America, Goddard interviewed movie stars and covered the red carpet at multiple Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Grammys and had exclusives at world movie premieres. In 2010, Goddard spent a month embedded in the Afghanistan war zone, they came under Taliban rocket attack at an Australian base in the Oruzgan Province and continued to report. Network Ten and Goddard were nominated for a Logie Award in the category of Most Outstanding News Coverage at the 2011 ceremony in recognition of their work. In 2012 she moved to current affairs and investigative reporting, when she re-joined the Seven Network first as a breakfast television and news reporter and working on Today Tonight.

In 2014, Goddard joined the Nine Network's nightly current affairs program. She reported on-air, presenting national current affairs. In 2012 Goddard founded digital consultancy, Adoni Media, she provides media training to CEOs, CFOS, politicians and company executives in Australia. Goddard received a United Nations Media Peace award in 2004, she was nominated for a Logie award for work as a war correspondent during the Afghanistan war in 2011. Adoni Media's Your Health Your Choice campaign won the Judges Choice Award at the 18th Annual Complementary Medicines Australia in 2017, was nominated for Best Government Relations Campaign award at Mumbrella CommsCon Awards in 2018. Official website

Kevin Sites

Kevin Sites is an American author and freelance journalist. He has spent nearly a decade covering global wars and disasters for ABC, NBC, CNN, Yahoo! News. Dubbed by the trade press as the "granddaddy" of backpack journalists, Sites helped blaze the trail for intrepid reporters who work alone, carrying only a backpack of portable digital technology to shoot, write and transmit multimedia reports from the world's most dangerous places, his first book, In the Hot Zone: One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars, shares his effort to put a human face on global conflict by reporting from every major war zone in one year. In 2009, Sites was one of four cast members of the reality television series Expedition Africa on the History channel; the eight-part series followed Sites and three explorers as they retraced the journey of Henry Morton Stanley in his quest to find David Livingstone. It was this journey that ended with the famous phrase, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" While Sites spent most of his early career producing and reporting for television network news with staff positions at ABC, NBC and CNN, he left the networks for the Internet in 2005, hired by Yahoo! to be its first correspondent for Yahoo!

News. He spent one year traveling to all the major war zones in the world, reporting for his web site "Kevin Sites in the Hot Zone", unique at the time for its multi-media mix of text and still images in its storytelling; as a pioneer of the "SoJo" method of solo journalism/video journalism, or backpack journalism, Sites helped to galvanize the idea of the modern, mobile digital correspondent and reporting without a crew, carrying a backpack of portable digital technology to write and transmit his multimedia reports. Sites' assignments have brought him to nearly every region of the world, including Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, South America, Eastern Europe. Sites grew up in Ohio and lives in Hong Kong, he is now a professor at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre of the University of Hong Kong teaching bachelor and masters programmes. On April 11, 2003, as a CNN correspondent in Iraq, Sites was captured by Saddam Hussein's Fedayeen militia. One day after they were captured, their Kurdish translator negotiated their release.

In November 2004, as an embedded correspondent for NBC, he recorded a US Marine shooting and killing a wounded and unarmed Iraqi captive lying on the floor in a mosque in Fallujah. After the footage was released to the television network pool, all the American television networks censored the actual shooting, while other international media outlets broadcast the uncut version. Sites received both hate mail for taping the video. In his book, Sites says he supported censoring the video to avoid a possible violent backlash, but writes that he realized that it was the wrong decision and helped confuse the American public by not giving them the full context of the shooting through the uncensored videotape. A few days after the shooting, Sites reported the story again in his personal blog, giving a detailed account of what he witnessed and explaining his reasons for releasing the video; the Marine was not charged in the shooting, further investigations became impossible when a Marine Corps jet destroyed the mosque a few days later.

A Marine spokesperson says it was not deliberately targeted.. In late 2005, Sites set out to cover every war zone in the world for Yahoo! News; the coverage was published on a web site called "Kevin Sites in the Hot Zone". According to the Hot Zone page, Sites' mission was "to cover every armed conflict in the world within one year, in doing so to provide a clear idea of the combatants, victims and costs of each of these struggles – and their global impact." The Hot Zone project concluded with Sites' coverage of the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict of 2006. Updates on Hot Zone stories and themes are periodically posted on the Hot Zone page. Recent posts include an update on Sites' most popular story from the Hot Zone, a report on an Afghan child bride. After the Hot Zone project was completed, Sites began working on a domestic feature series profiling the unique voices from the online world, called "People of the Web." A new profile was posted every week until the series was discontinued in 2008. Sites was selected as a 2010 Nieman Fellow, a prestigious journalism fellowship at Harvard University.

In September 2008, Sites was awarded Manchester College's 2008 Innovator of the Year Award. In 2007, Sites won a National Headliner Award for Independent Online Journalism, a Webby for his video coverage of the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict, a citation of excellence from the Overseas Press Club for best web coverage of international affairs. Sites was honored with the Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism for the mosque video and was additionally nominated for the national Emmy Award. Sites was honoured by Wired magazine, receiving the magazine's RAVE Award for his popular blog, he was awarded the Daniel Pearl Award, for courage and integrity in journalism, by the Los Angeles Press Club in 2006. Time magazine names the Hot Zone as one of its "50 Coolest Websites", Forbes magazine listed Sites as one of "The Web Celeb 25", "the biggest and most influential people on the web today."He won the Edward R. Murrow Award in 1999 for his contributions to NBC's coverage of the war in Kosovo. Sites is cited by former CNN anchor Daryn Kagan in media stories as her inspiration to launch her eponymous web site,

Pemberton, Patrick S.. "Journalist and former Pismo resident Kevin Sites in SLO to promote book about life in war zones". San Luis Obispo Tribune. McClatchy Company. Archived from the original on October 21

RX Andromedae

RX Andromedae is a variable star in the constellation of Andromeda. Although it is classified as a dwarf nova of the Z Camelopardalis type, it has shown low-luminosity periods typical of VY Sculptoris stars. However, for most of the time it varies from an apparent visual magnitude of 15.1 at minimum brightness to a magnitude of 10.2 at maximum brightness, with a period of 13 days. RX Andromedae is a cataclysmic variable system, where a white dwarf with a mass of 0.8 M☉ and an M2 main sequence star are rotating around their center of mass. The main sequence star is overfilling its Roche lobe, so the white dwarf is stripping away matter from the companion star and accreting it through an accretion disk. Like the Z Camelopardalis variables, RX Andromedae shows some periods of constant luminosity and others where its brightness oscillates between a magnitude of 10.2 at its maximum and one of 15.1 at its minimum. However, between 1996 and 1997 it was stuck at its minimum brightness like cataclysmic variables of VY Sculptoris type, before going back to the usual behaviour.

This places RX Andromedae in a transitional state between those two kind of objects. The white dwarf and its accretion disk seems to be responsible for this variability, it's driven by changes in the accretion rate of the white dwarf. RX Andromedae has been extensively studied in ultraviolet. It's one of the few dwarf nova systems that have been detected at radio wavelengths. AAVSO Variable Star of the Month. RX Andromedae: October 2007


Worldbeat is a music genre that blends pop music or rock music with world music or traditional music. Worldbeat is similar to other cross pollination labels of contemporary and roots genres, which suggest a rhythmic, harmonic or textural contrast between its modern and ethnic elements. Worldbeat is akin to world fusion and global fusion, each of which manifest as a blend of ethnic music tradition and Western, popular music; these particular music genres can reflect in a cross-blend of more than one "traditional" flavor, producing innovative, hybrid expressions of world music. As with most "world"-laden genre categories, worldbeat is not defined as are the many classic world music subgenres, such as gamelan, or calypso. In general, the expanding family of ethnic music subgenres under the world music umbrella represents an intrinsically nebulous terminology, which depending on how one interprets a particular hybrid of world music, can be interchangeable to a significant degree. Worldbeat defines a hybrid of what can be listed under the generalized world music term though it features a prominent interbreeding with elements of Western, pop music.

As an ethnically coloured genre, worldbeat is a part of the world music movement, influencing popular music in every corner of the globe. This is due to the advance of digital music production and the availability of high quality ethnic music samples to artists and producers in the recording arts; the globalization of texture and style between indigenous and modern music genres has expanded the scope of 21st century, popular music, continues to reshape how the world defines the increasing number of genres conceived with world music elements. Worldbeat, world fusion and global fusion are hybrid-genres that have evolved under the world music genre, their most prominent feature is an obvious meld between pop and indigenous culture, which causes them to be indistinguishable from one another. Contemporary genre hybrids with world music elements proliferate in proportion to the globalization of music culture. In music catalogs, hybrid genres are only given the database choice of "world", thus the perception of what can define world music has evolved to include pop influences.

There is disagreement whether all pop and traditional music hybrids exhibiting prominent ethno-influences, such as worldbeat, belong under the world music umbrella. Music genre terms that contain "world" are subject to a ambiguous consumer definition, due to the confusing similarity and overlapping interpretation of these categories; the world music category is inherently diverse, offers limitless possibility for application in hybrid form in mainstream, market-driven music. Worldbeat as a small subgenre of popular music has a mounting consumer-perception as a hybrid subgenre of world music, to the chagrin of world music purists. In its context as a liberally termed subgenre under the world music umbrella, worldbeat is similar to world fusion and global fusion; the distinctions that delineate these hybrid, "world" terms are slight, in many ways they are still being defined. Worldbeat as a coined genre emerged in the mid-1980s when popular, mainstream artists like David Byrne and Paul Simon began incorporating world music influences into their sound.

The most prominent influences came from Africa, South America the Middle East and Latin America, though now encompass an ever-widening range of ethnic diversity. It has remained a thriving subgenre of popular and world music, while continuing to influence new artists those appearing on today's growing roster of indie record labels; some of worldbeat's most integrated folk elements include bossa nova, Afrobeat, qawwali, rai, samba and tango. Ambient music New Age music Folk music Worldbeat Music Albums on AllMusic

Lee Rogers (British singer)

Lee Rogers is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter, originating from Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. His music is released through Zenith Cafe. "How Will I Sleep", taken from the album Drawing Clocks, featured in the 2005 film, The River King. Rogers co-wrote and performed the title track for the Diego Maradona movie, The Hand of God. Rogers has gigged throughout the UK. On 16 February 2006, Rogers performed in Studio Two at Abbey Road Studios, broadcast live around the world in over 130 countries on UPOP on WorldSpace and XM Satellite Radio radio, his tracks can be heard on radio stations worldwide. "Love, Love", "Get It Right", "Nevermind" are amongst the tracks of Rogers' that have been played on BBC Radio 2 by Bob Harris. Amongst many others, he has been interviewed live, had airplay on BBC Radio 4's "Loose Ends", British Forces Broadcasting Service radio. Seven tracks from Drawing Clocks were added to the BBC Radio playlist. Douglas Newsom said "you tied the recent all time record of seven songs accepted by any one artist".

On 9 June 2006 Rogers appeared at NXNE festival in Canada, where reviewer Phil Villeneuve from Chart Attack rated him 99/100. He has played at Midem. In 2009 Rogers began work on the recording of a new album, it wasn't until 2012. Rogers is of now recording his next album, March 2019 release. Drawing Clocks Lost and Found "Citizen:General" "Promise of Day" "Blood in Blood Out" "Love, Love" "How Will I Sleep" - The River King "Hand of God" - Maradona - The Hand of God Official website Label site Lee Rogers at MySpace