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Mount Coolum National Park

Mount Coolum is a mountain in a national park in a suburb of the same name in Queensland, Australia. Mount Coolum is located on 101 km north of Brisbane, it lies between the Sunshine Motorway to the west, the shoreline to the east, Coolum Beach township to the north and Marcoola township to the south. Created about 26 million years ago, Mount Coolum is a laccolith, formed when a dome-shaped bulge of magma cooled below the Earth’s surface circular in plan with tall cliffs on the eastern and southern side, it rises abruptly from the coastal plain to a 208 m peak, resembling the Glasshouse Mountains to the south. Mount Coolum is formed from 26 million year old rhyolite which forms regular columns and jointing patterns. A disused quarry occupies the eastern foothills of the mountain. After heavy rain there are a number of waterfalls on the cliffs. A 1.6 km long track climbs Mount Coolum from the east, starting at a carpark on Tanah Street West off David Low Way in the suburb of Mount Coolum. The lower part of the track is deceptively well-formed and gentle but it deteriorates to become steep rough and dangerously slippery when wet.

The walk back can be completed in 30 -- 40 minutes. The peak hosts a cage containing an aircraft hazard obstacle light, necessary because of the mountain's close proximity to the Sunshine Coast Airport. On average about 140 people climb to the summit each day; the park is noted for its remarkable botanical diversity. Vegetation types include eucalypt forest, coastal wallum, paperbark wetland, rare coastal montane heath and some rainforest. A pair of peregrine falcons are reported to nest on the cliffs. Protected areas of Queensland Climbing Coolum Mountain in 1927 QLD National Parks and Wildlife - About Mount Coolum Sunshine Coast Regional Council - Geology of the Sunshine Coast QLD Parks and Wildlife Mount Coolum National Park Map

Roshchinsky, Samara Oblast

Roshchinsky is an urban locality in Volzhsky District of Samara Oblast, Russia. Population: 11,920, it started as a small village in 1932. The first military garrison was established here in 1933; the primary purpose of the garrisons was to train the troops before sending them to East Germany. After the re-unification of Germany in 1990, 100,000 Soviet troops were moved back to Russia, Roshchinsky became one of the destinations for the returning troops, including the 3rd Guards Spetsnaz Brigade, the 589th Guards Motor Rifle Regiment; the military garrisons were incorporated as an urban-type settlement and named Roshchinsky on June 29, 1999. The name was approved by the federal government of June 5, 2000. Unofficial website of Roshchinsky

K├Ârfez ─░skenderunspor

Korfez İskenderunspor is a sports club located in Iskenderun, Hatay Province, Turkey. The football club plays in the Hatay Amateur Leagues. İskenderun Demir Çelikspor İskenderun Demir Çelik Genel Müdürlüğü İskenderun Demir Çelikspor Körfez İskenderunspor TFF Second League: 1984–1987, 1995–2001, 2005–2015 TFF Third League: 2004–2005, 2015–2016 Turkish Regional Amateur League: 2016–2017 Hatay Amateur Leagues: 2017–present Source: TFF: Körfez İskenderunspor 2013/2014 squad. Last update: 9 April 2014Note: Flags indicate national team. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Körfez İskenderunspor on TFF page


Mactracker is a freeware application containing a complete database of all Apple hardware models and software versions and developed by Ian Page. The database includes the Lisa, Classic Macintosh, scanners, QuickTake digital cameras, iSight, iPod, iPhone, iPad, AirPort, along with all versions of the Classic Mac OS, macOS, iOS. For each model of desktop and portable computer, audio clips of the corresponding startup chime or chime of death are included. Sources for the history and text used in Mactracker are credited to Glen. D Sanford, English Wikipedia. WidgetWidget and The Iconfactory provided many icons of the hardware. Versions are available for macOS and iOS. Versions for Windows and the clickwheel iPod have been discontinued. Macworld: 5 mice MacUpdate: 5 stars VersionTracker: 5 stars Mactracker – official site

Tourism in Hong Kong

The tourism industry has been an important part of the economy of Hong Kong since it shifted to a service sector model in the late 1980s and early 90s. There has been a sharp increase of domestic tourists from Mainland China following the introduction of the Individual Visit Scheme in 2003; the total tourism expenditure associated with inbound tourism reached HK$7,333 per capita in 2011. According to the Hong Kong Tourism Board Overall visitor arrivals to Hong Kong in 2010 totalled just over 36 million, a 21.8% increase over the previous year. The numbers included 22.5 million mainland Chinese arrivals, 8.2 million short-haul arrivals, 4.8 million long-haul arrivals. In July 2011 more than 3.8 million visitors arrived in Hong Kong, equivalent to more than half of Hong Kong's population and setting an outright record for a single month. Along with the strong growth in the number of Mainland visitors, most other long and short-haul markets are performing healthily with double-digit growth over 2006.

Among long-haul markets, Europe and the Middle East took the lead with arrivals of 1,916,861, an 11.1% increase that made this Hong Kong's best-performing market region in 2006. While facing increasing competition from Mainland cities and Macau, the Hong Kong Tourism Board works with authorities and trade to make Hong Kong an essential component in all combo and multi-destination itineraries. Tourism, along with international trade and financial services are the three main sources of income for Hong Kong. According to Hong Kong's finance secretary, since the protests of 2019, tourism has plunged by 40% compared to 2018. In December 2006, there were 612 hotels and tourist guest houses in Hong Kong, with 52,512 rooms; the average occupancy rate across all categories of hotels and tourist guesthouses was 87% for the whole of 2006, a one-percentage-point growth compared with 2005 despite the 7.4% increase in Hong Kong's room supply between December 2005 and December 2006. During 2006, 62.7% of all visitors stayed one night or longer, a trend reflecting Hong Kong's increasing importance as a regional transport hub.

The Tourism Commission was established in May 1999 to promote Hong Kong as Asia's premier international city for all visitors. A Tourism Strategy Group, comprising representatives from the Government, the HKTB and various sectors of the tourism industry has been established to advise the Government on tourism development from a strategic perspective. Most visitors arriving to Hong Kong were from the following country or territory of residence: Almost any of the districts of Hong Kong can be considered a tourist destination; the following locations are areas marked as main attractions. Including New Kowloon Including the Outlying Islands Hong Kong has a number a events throughout the year that are aimed at attracting visitors; the authority claims. First organised in 1996, the International Chinese New Year Night Parade is one of the most important celebratory events during Chinese New Year in Hong Kong, it was held during day time on Hong Kong Island, from 2004 onward the event has been held during night time in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Apart from the decorated floats, the parade features local and international performance groups. The 2018 parade attracted over 150,000 spectators, half of them were visitors. To facilitate entry of visitors, various measures were introduced in 2002; the quota of the Hong Kong Tour Group Scheme of Mainland visitors has been abolished since January 2002. The number of Mainland travel agents authorized to organize such tours has increased significantly. Nationals from some 170 countries can visit Hong Kong visa free for period from seven days to 180 days; the Individual Visit Scheme was introduced on 28 July 2003. The Scheme has been extended and now covers Guangdong province, Beijing, Chongqing and nine cities in Fujian and Zhejiang. In 2006, over 6.6 million Mainland citizens traveled to Hong Kong under the IVS, 20.2% more than 2005. The HKTB continues to promote the destination to business and leisure travellers through its worldwide "Hong Kong – Live it, Love it!" campaign. Leveraging on the opening of several new attractions from 2005 onwards, the HKTB has designated 2006 as "Discover Hong Kong Year".

The global marketing campaign makes use of a series of strategic promotions to showcase the new image of Hong Kong and promote it as a "must-visit" destination in 2006. The HKTB began its travel trade promotion in May 2005 and rolled out the consumer promotions worldwide in late 2005. Aloagreement, a series of joint overseas marketing initiatives is being conducted with Macau and the nine provincial tourism bureaus concerned. In the years up to till 2012, birth tourism in Hong Kong had been increasing. Pregnant mainland women seeking to give birth in Hong Kong to benefit from the right of abode, their parents came from mainland to give birth in Hong Kong, which resulted in their children gaining the right to abode and enjoy social welfare in the city. Hong Kong citizens expressed concerns that the pregnant women and babies put heavier burden on Hong Kong's medical system; some of them called mainland people "locusts" which take away Hong Kong's resources from locals. Over 170,000 new births where both parents were mainland people between 2001 and 2011, of which 32,653 were born in 2010.

CY Leung's first public announcement on policy as Chief Executive-elect was to impose a'zero' quota on mainland mothers giving birth in Hong Kong. Leung further underlined that those who did may not be able to secure the right of abode for their offspring in Hong Kong. Since 2012, there have been more mainland parallel traders coming to the northern parts

Bloodstained Oz

Bloodstained Oz is a Wizard of Oz related novella by Christopher Golden and James A. Moore, it was illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne, it was published as a limited edition hardcover by Earthling Publications in 2006. It comes with an introduction by Ray Garton, it was nominated for the Horror Writers Association's Bram Stoker Award for Best Long Fiction in 2006. The story falls outside of L. Frank Baum's original storyline for his Wonderful Wizard of Oz series and its official sequels. Being outside of the canonical restrictions, Bloodstained Oz makes the Land of Oz a nightmare for adults instead of a children's story. Both first editions of Bloodstained Oz were sold out soon after publication, there are no current plans to reprint it by Earthling Publications or any other publisher. Being an Oz related book and a horror novel have made it a collector's item. Copies have been sold on eBay for $300.00 or more. 1930s dust bowl Kansas natives and an alternate version of the Wonderful Land of Oz collide during a huge dust storm.

The Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion may or may not help them on this adventure because the other inhabitants of Oz include vampire flying monkeys, emerald eyed demonic creatures, other horrors beyond imagination. Down home farm girl Gayle Franklin and her family, escaped convict Hank Burnside, Roma gypsies Elisa and Stefan along with their infant son Jeremiah, all find themselves face to face with the unbelievable terrors from Oz; the creatures have taken over Oz and now they are threatening to take over Earth too. Bloodstained Oz was only available in two limited first editions: 500 numbered limited edition hardcovers, signed by Christopher Golden and James A. Moore. ISBN 0-9766339-6-526 lettered limited edition hardcovers, signed by Christopher Golden, James A. Moore, Ray Garton, Glenn Chadbourne, it is housed in a handmade traycase featuring 1 of 26 matted original color illustrations of the Tin Woodsman by Glenn Chadbourne. List of Oz books The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Official web page for Bloodstained Oz Review at Green Man Review 5 out of 5 star review from Insiduous Reflections Bloodstained Oz review at Monsters and Bram Stoker Award nominees 2006 as a PDF