The Mount Nothofagus National Park is a protected national park located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. The 2,180-hectare park is located 634 kilometres north of Sydney and can be located via Kyogle via the Bruxner Highway and the Summerland Way; the park is part of the Focal Peak Group World Heritage Site Gondwana Rainforests of Australia inscribed in 1986 and added to the Australian National Heritage List in 2007. The park is part of the Scenic Rim Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance in the conservation of several species of threatened birds. In November 2019 about three quarters of the park were burnt in a bushfire, during a period of drought, so severe that most of the rainforest gullies, which are moist enough to act as buffers to fire, were destroyed. Protected areas of New South Wales High Conservation Value Old Growth forest
The Benishangul Gumuz People’s Democratic Unity Front was a political party in Ethiopia. In the most recent elections held 23 May 2010, the BGPDUF won 9 seats. In local elections held the same day, the BGPDUF won 98 of the 99 seats in the Benishangul-Gumuz parliament; the BGPDUF emerged from a 1996 conference led by the former Deputy Prime Minister Tamrat Layne. Previous to the conference, relations between the dominant Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front and its partner, the Benishangul People's Liberation Movement had grown strained, the BPLM was ineffective due to internal factionalism; the conference announced its members had agreed that "all the parties should evaluate and cleanse themselves of'OLF sympathisers','supporters of Sudanese interventionists' and'corrupt officials'". Whereupon, under the direction of EPRDF cadres, members of not only the BPLM but the other five ethnic-based parties in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region, submitted to a grueling session of gimgema or self-criticism.
As Asnake Kefale Adegehe explains: First, the BPLM, which had had a pan-regional claim was reduced to the Bertha and was renamed the EBPDO. Second, the two distinct ethnic parties that claimed to represent; the Gumuz and Boro-Shinasha ethnic parties remained without much change. The four organisations were brought together to form a new front modelled after the EPRDF and named the BGPDUF. In the 2005 elections, the party won all from the Benishangul-Gumuz Region; the Deputy Chairman of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Affairs Committee in the following session of the Ethiopian Parliament was a member of the BGDUF. In the 2000 Regional assembly elections, the BGDUF won 71 of 80 seats in Benishangul-Gumuz parliament. In the August 2005 Regional assembly elections, the party won 85 out of 99 seats in the Benishangul-Gumuz. In the 2008 by-elections for the Regional legislature, the BGPDUF won 5 seats. In December 2019, the party merged with the Afar National Democratic Party, the Amhara Democratic Party, the Ethiopian Somali People's Democratic Party, the Gambela People's Democratic Movement, the Hareri National League, the Oromo Democratic Party and the Southern Ethiopian People's Democratic Movement to form the Prosperity Party
The timeline of the BC Legislature Raids is the series of key dates associated with the investigation and political outcomes related to the BC Legislature Raids. The public first became aware of the issue on December 28, 2003, when television cameras recorded "a shocking raid" by police officers into the legislative buildings of the provincial government of British Columbia, Canada. Images of officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Victoria Police Department hauling boxes of evidence were broadcast; the offices searched belonged to Dave Basi and Bob Virk, ministerial assistants to two cabinet ministers. The main criminal trial ended in October 2010 with Basi pleading guilty to breach of trust. Public questions and controversies continue about payment of $6 million by government to cover their legal fees and whether more people were involved in the corruption activities. Summer 2002: Victoria police and RCMP launch an investigation involving drugs and organized crime; the probe centres on allegations of cocaine being sold in Toronto.
May 13, 2003, British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell announced that the government would sell the operations of BC Rail. Not selling the railway had been a specific campaign promise in the previous election. Campbell maintained that he was keeping this promise, by proposing to retain ownership of the right-of-way and only leasing the land to the operator. Fall 2003: Nine people are arrested in Toronto and Victoria as part of the investigation into the cocaine conspiracy. During the Everywhichway investigation, wiretapped conversations led police to investigate potential influence peddling by non-elected political appointees in government. Police are given court approval to monitor the e-mails and phones of two ministerial assistants in their government offices; the police have been clear in stating that no politicians were suspected of wrongdoing. At one point, police inadvertently listened to a phone conversation between the finance minister and Premier Gordon Campbell. Nov. 25, 2003, it was announced that Canadian National's bid of $1 billion had won the competition for BC Rail.
The bid was accepted over those including OmniTrax. The transaction was closed on July 15, 2004. Dec. 1, 2003 - BC Attorney General Geoff Plant is advised by ministry staff that a case requires the appointment of a special prosecutor and may involve a search of the BC legislature. Dec. 9, 2003 - Police find $30,000 in suspected drug money during a search of the house in Saanich of Mandeep Singh Sandhu. His cousin Rob Dosanjh, a Victoria police officer, will be convicted in 2006 based on wiretap evidence of encouraging Sandhu to lie to police about the source of the money. Dec. 11, 2003 - William Berardino is appointed special prosecutor to oversee an investigation involving Victoria police officer Dosanjh and non-elected appointees at the legislature. In accordance with established practice few people in the senior levels of provincial government are informed of the appointment or know about the investigation. Dec. 12, 2003 - RCMP conduct a video surveillance of senior executives of OmniTRAX—one of three bidders for BC Rail, the province's railway company—as they dine with Finance Minister Gary Collins.
Dec. 27, 2003 - BC Solicitor General Rich Coleman calls Premier of British Columbia Gordon Campbell, on vacation in Hawaii. Coleman tells the premier, the highest provincial political office, to expect an important call in the next days but does not give further details. Dec. 28, 2003 - Television cameras record "a shocking raid" by police officers into the legislative buildings of the provincial government of British Columbia, Canada. Images of officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Victoria Police Department hauling boxes of evidence are broadcast; the offices searched belonged to Dave Basi, ministerial assistant to then-finance minister Gary Collins and Bob Virk, assistant to then-transportation minister Judith Reid. On the same day, Dec. 28, 2003, police searched three other locations: the home of Bruce Clark, chief BC fundraiser for the federal Liberal Party of Canada, brother to then-deputy premier Christy Clark. Dec. 29, 2003 - Dave Basi is fired from his job as ministerial assistant to B.
C. Finance Minister Gary Collins. Virk is suspended with pay and is terminated. Dec. 30, 2003 - Prime Minister of Canada Paul Martin states that people with links to the investigation, including Bornmann, will not be removed from their positions within the federal Liberal Party of Canada. Jan. 8, 2004 - News media first publicize that the raids may be connected to the BC government's plans to privatize BC Rail. March 2, 2004 - In response to requests by news media to access the original search warrants, Associate Chief Justice Patrick Dohm of the Supreme Court of British Columbia releases a summary of the search warrants, which says police were investigating whether two government officials leaked information about the sale of BC Rail for their personal gain. Sept. 10, 2004 - Associate Chief Justice Patrick Dohm orders the release of additional court documents that allege two BC Liberal aides released confidential information about a government deal to privatize a portion of BC Rail in exchange for a job with the federal government.
Sept. 15, 2004 - Drug charges laid against Basi and seven others. Dec. 21, 2004 - Dave Basi and Virk charged with accepting bribes, influence peddling, breach of
The India Service Medal—1939-1945 was a campaign medal of the Commonwealth. It was awarded to Indian Forces for three years of non-operational service in India during the Second World War; the medal was instituted on 6 June 1946. It was awarded to Indian Forces, including Reserve and Women's forces, for at least three years of non-operational service in India between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945, it was issued in addition to, worn after, British campaign World War II medals, although those eligible for the Defence Medal could not receive the India Service Medal as well. 220,000 medals were issued. It is a cupro-nickel medal, 36 mm diameter; the obverse has the crowned effigy of King George VI facing left, with the legend "GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX ET INDIAE IMP.". The reverse the words "INDIA" above and "1939-45" below; the medal was awarded unnamed. The ribbon represented the colours of the Order of the Star of India and the Order of the Indian Empire. There are no clasps for this medal.
India's World War II Medals
Lee Derek Harvey is an English former professional football defender and midfielder. He is best remembered for his long spells in the Football League with Leyton Brentford. Growing up in Harlow, Harvey began his career in the youth system at Third Division club Leyton Orient, he finished the campaign with four league appearances. Another four league appearances followed in 1984–95, a season in which Orient suffered relegation to the Fourth Division. Harvey scored his first goal for the club during the 1985–86 season. Harvey achieved his breakthrough into the first team in the 1987–88 season, making 23 league appearances. Following a sixth-place finish in the Fourth Division in 1988–89, Orient saw off Scarborough in the play-off semi-finals to secure a place in the final against Wrexham. After a 0–0 draw in the first leg, Harvey scored the opening goal in the second leg to send Orient to a 2–1 aggregate win and seal promotion back to the Third Division. Back in the Third Division, Harvey made 37 appearances and scored six goals during the 1989–90 season.
Harvey's appearances tapered off during the early 1990s and he departed the club in August 1993, having made 237 appearances in all competitions and scored 29 goals. Harvey reunited with his former Leyton Orient manager Frank Clark to sign for First Division club Nottingham Forest on a three-month trial on 4 August 1993, he managed only three substitute appearances in all competitions during his time at the City Ground, before departing in November 1993. Harvey joined Second Division club Brentford on a one-month contract on 18 November 1993. In what remained of the 1993–94 season, he made 29 appearances, scored four goals and signed a new 18-month contract. Harvey scored his first goal of the 1994–95 season in a famous 7–0 win over Plymouth Argyle at Griffin Park on 17 December 1994, Brentford's biggest win of the season, he scored his second goal of the season in a 3–2 league win over Cardiff City on 2 January 1995. Harvey suffered playoff heartbreak at the end of the season, as the restructuring of the Premier League and the Football League consigned Brentford to the Second Division playoffs, despite a second-place finish in the league.
The Bees went out on penalties in the semi-finals to Huddersfield Town. Harvey scored two goals. Harvey scored his only goal of the 1995–96 season with a header in a 2–2 League Cup first round first leg draw with Walsall on 15 August 1996. Despite Brentford's poor form in the league, Harvey was ever-present in Brentford's run to the FA Cup fourth round, beating non-league Farnborough Town, Second Division Bournemouth, First Division Norwich City at Carrow Road, before narrowly losing 3–2 to First Division club Charlton Athletic at The Valley in the fourth round. Harvey scored one goal. Harvey found himself relegated to a substitute role during the 1996–97 season and made 19F appearances before suffering a cruciate ligament injury in December 1996. In his absence, Brentford suffered heartbreak in the 1997 Second Division play-off Final, lost 1–0 to Crewe Alexandra. Harvey was not called into the first team squad at all during the 1997–98 season and was released in February 1998. Harvey scored seven goals.
In May 1998, Harvey received a testimonial at Griffin Park, played between Brentford and a Lee Harvey Select XI. Harvey signed for Conference club Stevenage Borough on 28 February 1998 and made 12 appearances in what remained of the 1997–98 season. Harvey had a successful 1998–99 season, making 46 appearances and winning the club's Player Of The Season award, helping the club to a sixth-place finish and to the second round of the FA Cup. Harvey departed Broadhall Way at the end of the 1999–00 season, having made 95 appearances during two-and-a-half seasons with the club. Harvey joined Isthmian League Premier Division club St Albans City during the 2000 off-season, he managed only 17 appearances during the 2000–01 season, the last of which coming in a 3–1 win over Maidenhead United on 9 December 2000. Harvey signed for Isthmian League Premier Division club Bedford Town on 1 August 2001, he played a part in Bedford's run to the first round proper of the FA Cup, where the Eagles took Second Division club Peterborough United to a replay.
Harvey made 32 league appearances during the 2001–02 season won the Players' Player Of The Year award. He played on into the 2002 -- 03 season. Harvey was capped by England Youth at international level. Stevenage Borough Player Of The Year: 1998–99 Bedford Town Players' Player Of The Year: 2001–02 Lee Harvey at Soccerbase
Include is a millionaire American Thoroughbred racehorse and successful sire. Bred in Maryland by Robert E. Meyerhoff and raced under the Fitzhugh LLC banner as his owner, he had a record of 20: 10-1-4 with career earnings of $1,659,560. Include was best known for his wins in the grade one Pimlico Special and the grade two New Orleans Handicap and Massachusetts Handicap. Include was a slow-developing colt early in his career and raced only two times as a two-year-old, finishing out of the money once and finishing third in his second start for annual earnings of $4,280. At age three, Include finished off the board in his first start and reeled off four straight wins. In April 2000, he broke his maiden in his fourth attempt, he won that maiden special weight race at a distance of seven furlongs at Laurel Park Racecourse by 9½ lengths. He scored wins in two straight allowance races in the summer in his home state of Maryland, both contested at Laurel Park; the first was a nine furlong dirt race that he won by three lengths, the second was an eight and half furlong race that he won by 8¼ lengths over a field of multiple winners.
Include won the $100,000 Vincent A. Moscarelli Memorial Stakes at nine furlongs at Delaware Park by 9½ lengths, defeating Judge's Case and Lightning Paces, he finished his sophomore season with a record of: 4-0-0 and annual earnings of $92,880. In 2001, Include had the best year of his career, which culminated in his being named Maryland's Champion Older Male and Horse Of The Year; as a four-year-old, he finished in the money in eight of nine races. During the first quarter of the year, Include won two stakes races at Fair Grounds Race Course; the first was a race. He followed that up with a win in the $500,000 grade two New Orleans Handicap at nine furlongs, beating well-regarded horses such as Nite Dreamer and Arkansas Derby winner Valhol. After his New Orleans success, he shipped north to Baltimore and scored a 3¼ length win in the $100,000 Jennings Handicap, a nine-furlong route race on dirt at Pimlico Race Course. After his Jennings score, his connections decided to take a step up in class and compete in the $750,000 grade-one Pimlico Special Handicap.
Include was bred and trained in Maryland, so many in the crowd threw their support behind him though there had only been three Maryland winners of the "Special" before 2001. In that race, Include was the 5/2 second choice on the morning line in a field of seven graded stakes horses from around the country, he broke but made up ground before the famous "Club house turn" at "Old Hilltop" and placed himself third rounding the track. He made a move at the top of the stretch and won the nine and a half furlong race in 1:55.3, defeating Albert the Great, Pleasant Breeze and Milwaukee Brew. Include followed up this win with a score in the $500,000 grade-two Massachusetts Handicap at Suffolk Downs just outside Boston, Massachusetts. In that race, he recorded a Rogozian figure of 1 in a time of 1:48.61 as he won by four lengths, defeating Sir Bear and Broken Vow at nine furlongs. In his next race, he placed third in the grade-two Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park to Albert the Great and Lido Palace of Chile.
At the end of the summer, he placed third in the grade-two Meadowlands Cup, losing to Gander and Broken Vow by a neck. In the late autumn, Include finished the year with a runner-up performance in the $450,000 grade two Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs, losing by a neck to Ubiquity. During the last two years of his career, he earned 13 triple-digit Beyer speed figures in his final 15 starts, among which were back-to-back speed figures of 117. Include ended his four-year-old season with a record of: 5-1-2 and annual earnings of $1,435,400. At age five, Include raced four times with a record of: 1-0-1 and annual earnings of $127,000, his lone win came when he repeated in the $100,000 Jennings Handicap at Pimlico Race Course, defeating Lightning Paces and First Amendment in 1:49 by 9 lengths. The only other race where he hit the board that year was a show finish in the grade two Massachusetts Handicap behind Macho Uno and Evening Attire. Include was retired to Airdrie Stud in 2001, he represents the last chance for his sire Broad Brush to continue the Domino line.
This is incorrect. Encaustic sired by Broad Brush, entered stud in New York in 2013