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Nambung National Park

Nambung National Park is a national park in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, 200 km northwest of Perth, Australia and 17 km south of the small coastal town of Cervantes. The park contains the Pinnacles Desert, an area with thousands of limestone formations called pinnacles; the park derives its name from an indigenous Australian word meaning crooked or winding. The word was first used in 1938 when naming the Nambung River which flows into the park and disappears into a cave system within the limestone; the Yued people are the acknowledged traditional custodians of the land since before the arrival of Europeans. Nambung National Park contains beaches at Kangaroo Point and Hangover Bay, as well as coastal dunes and flowering plants in low heathland areas. A boardwalk in the northern area of the park at Lake Thetis allows visitors to view thrombolites which, like stromatolites, are structures built by micro-organisms cyanobacteria; some of the fossilized thrombolites have been dated to 3.6 billion years old.

The Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre features exhibits about the geology of the pinnacles formations and the cultural and natural heritage values of the area. Europeans first visited the area in 1658 when Dutch maps recorded North and South Hummocks on their maps. Phillip Parker King mentioned the Hummocks in his journals in 1820; the Pinnacles Desert area remained unknown until surveyed in 1934. The national park was created in July 1994 by combining three separate reserve areas gazetted in 1956, 1967 and 1968; the park is bordered to the north by the Southern Beekeeper's Nature Reserve and to the south by Wanagarren Nature Reserve. A large area of vacant Crown land is found along much of the eastern boundary while the Indian Ocean defines the park's western boundary. Visitors can access the Pinnacles Desert from points north or south of Cervantes via the Indian Ocean Drive or via Cervantes Road from the east; the park is located 17 km south of Cervantes. The Pinnacles Desert contains thousands of limestone pillars.

The pillars are the weathered and eroded fragments of limestone beds composed of deposited marine organisms such as coral and molluscs. Some of the tallest pinnacles reach heights of up to 3.5m above the yellow sand base. The different types of formations include ones which are much taller than they are wide and resemble columns—suggesting the name of Pinnacles—while others are only a meter or so in height and width resembling short tombstones. A cross-bedding structure can be observed in many pinnacles where the angle of deposited sand changed due to changes in prevailing winds during formation of the limestone beds. Pinnacles with tops similar to mushrooms are created when the calcrete capping is harder than the limestone layer below it; the softer lower layers weather and erode at a faster rate than the top layer leaving behind more material at the top of the pinnacle. Nambung National Park is home to a variety of wildlife with 176 observed animal species, including 128 birds, 8 mammals, 15 reptiles, several fish and arthropods and one amphibian.

Among the mammal species are the western grey kangaroo, red kangaroo, honey possum and red fox. Some common bird species include silver gull, black-faced woodswallow, white-backed swallow, red-capped plover and raven. Reptile species include Buchanan's snake-eyed skink, yellow-faced whip snake and sand goanna; the only observed amphibian species is the sign-bearing froglet. Humpback whales visit the Indian Ocean waters adjacent to the park during their northern and southern migration seasons, while sea lions and dolphins are year-round inhabitants; the park's flora includes more than 170 angiosperms with a few examples being coastal wattle, sea nymph, acorn banksia, cowslip orchid, ringed wallaby grass and coast hop-bush. The only recorded gymnosperm is the swamp cypress. List of protected areas of Western Australia The Pinnacles Desert Media related to Nambung National Park at Wikimedia Commons EveryTrail travel site's guide for Nambung

Peter Callahan

Peter Wirtz Callahan is a Belgian-American middle-distance runner who competed for Belgium at the 2016 European Athletics Championships. In the course of his collegiate career, he first studied and ran at Princeton University before going to University of New Mexico. Callahan ran at North Shore Country Day School, where he was coached by Patrick McHugh. By the time he graduated in the summer of 2009, he recorded personal bests of 1:51.22 in the 800 meters and 4:05.20 in the mile. Callahan won three Illinois High School Association 1A state titles in 1600 meters. and 800 meters. Callahan first attended and ran at Princeton University, where he graduated in 2013. While at Princeton, he was coached by Steve Dolan and set the school record in the indoor 1,000 meters at 2:20.78. Callahan earned 7 Ivy League titles, 1 NCAA Division I Indoor Track title as a part of the Distance Medley team and 1 All-America at Princeton University. Due to skipping two seasons from multiple injuries, he got fifth year NCAA eligibility when he enrolled in a graduate program at University of New Mexico.

While at University of New Mexico, Callahan placed fourth in the NCAA outdoor men's 1500 meters finals for two consecutive years, in 2014 and 2015. Callahan earned a Mountain West Conference Outdoor Track 1500 meter title. Callahan finished a graduate degree in Master of Science in Geography from University of New Mexico. Callahan made an appearance as a professional rabbit in the 2015 Diamond League men's 3000 meters. In May 2016, the IAAF approved Callahan to represent Belgium in international competition, he was eligible to represent Belgium due to his mother having been born in Antwerp. The approval happened amidst a race campaign in hopes of qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics, his first international competition after his IAAF-mandated switch was the 2016 European Athletics Championships, where he raced in the men's 1500 meters in a time of 3:41.75. He did not progress into the finals, he did not qualify for the Olympics in 2016, having not satisfied the 3:36.19 Olympic "A" standard for the men's 1500 meters.

His closest result was at the 2016 Swarthmore Final Qualifier, where he ran the 1500 in 3:37.87, placing seventh. On July 22, 2016, Callahan raced in the men's mile at the 2016 Morton Games in Dublin, where he finished in 3:56.14 for fourth place. Callahan placed first at 2017 European Team Championships in the 1500 meters. Callahan placed fourth in the 1500 meters in 3:54.71 at the 2018 Belgium Athletics Championship on July 8. Callahan placed eighth in the first heat at 2018 European Athletics Championships in the 1500 meters. Northwestern University has added four-time All-American Peter Callahan as a women's cross country coach under head coach'A Havahla Haynes February 2018. Callahan, the Evanston native attended North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka, Illinois

Karluk River

The Karluk River is a stream, 24 miles long, on Kodiak Island in the U. S. state of Alaska. It begins at Karluk Lake in the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge and flows north and northwest through Karluk Lagoon to the Shelikof Strait at Karluk. Sportfishing is popular in this river basin, "most productive" on Kodiak Island, it has significant runs of sockeye salmon, pink and chum salmon, steelhead, Dolly Varden trout are prevalent. The entire main stem, rated Class I on the International Scale of River Difficulty, is floatable by raft or kayak. List of rivers of Alaska

Fool Hollow Lake

Fool Hollow Lake is a public lake located in Navajo County, near the city of Show Low. The lake is operated by the Arizona State Parks Department, consists of 150 acres, with an average depth of 23 feet together with a variety of fish species. Fool Hollow Lake is located less than 2 miles from downtown Show Arizona. Fool Hollow was named for a hapless settler; the Arizona Game and Fish Department constructed the lake in 1957 to provide water-oriented outdoor recreation. The lake consists with an average depth of 23 feet, it is located within the Fool Hollow Recreation Area, is cooperatively managed by the Arizona State Parks, the U. S. Forest Service, the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the City of Show Low; the elevation is 6,260 feet. It contains self-sustaining populations of Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Black Crappie, Channel Catfish and Crayfish; the Arizona Game and Fish Department stocks the lake with Rainbow Trout throughout the spring and summer. Arizona Fishin' Holes, Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Game and Fish Department, 2007 Arizona Boating Locations Facilities Map Arizona Fishing Locations Map Video of Fool Hollow Lake

Kerala State Horticulture Mission

Kerala State Horticulture Mission is a registered society set up under the Travancore Cochin Literary, Scientific & Charitable Societies Registration Act, 1955 to implement the National Horticulture Mission program, a centrally sponsored scheme, introduced during the financial year 2005-2006. This scheme envisages an end to end development of the horticulture sector covering production, post harvest management and marketing. Discovering new knowledge and developing useful methods and understandings; this should be a media where the new information and experience is dispatched and shared with the growers. National Horticulture Mission has been launched as a Central Sector Scheme to promote holistic growth of the Horticulture sector through an area based regionally differentiated strategies; the scheme will be funded by the Government and different components proposed for implementation financially supported on the scales laid down. Official Web Site: HortNet Kerala National Horticulture Mission of India Dept of Agriculture, Government of Kerala

Kree Harrison

Kree Annette Harrison is an American singer and musician, the runner-up on the twelfth season of American Idol. Kree Annette Harrison was born on May 1990 at St. Mary's Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas; the family moved to Woodville, Texas in a home, given to them by their grandmother. At three, Harrison asked her pastor; the request was accepted and after she sang, her pastor commented, "I was expecting Jesus Loves Me, but she belted out El Shaddai by Amy Grant. I knew this child had a special gift." Over the next several years, Harrison sang for churches, rodeos and competitions. At eight, she was the opening act for R&B performer Percy Sledge. At nine, she won "Artist of the Year" from Kirbyville Playhouse, at ten, she sang on The Rosie O'Donnell Show and was invited back on three other occasions, she sang in country playhouses all over the area, as a special guest at a Warren Talent Show, she was second-place winner in the New York Apollo competition held in Houston. On October 11, 2001, Harrison's father died after the plane he was on crashed off the coast of Spain.

After sixth grade, her family moved to Nashville to pursue her singing career. She attended seventh grade there, was home schooled afterwards to devote more time to her music. On September 22, 2009, Harrison's mother was killed in a head-on traffic collision. Harrison scored a development deal with Lyric Street Records at ten, which resulted in her family moving from Woodville to Nashville; the deal ended two years without any recordings released due in part to some creative differences. Harrison began writing her own songs at the age of fourteen and found herself in writing sessions with songwriters such as Trey Bruce and artist Rebecca Lynn Howard, she performed across local venues in Nashville such as the Bluebird Cafe. Harrison signed a publishing deal with Chrysalis Records at sixteen, she was working on an album. She would meet with an executive travel and event coordinator at Broadcast Music, Inc. and made affiliations with the company. She would go on to perform at BMI showcases in Florida, such as the Key West Songwriters Festival and the San Destin Music Festival.

She sang backup vocals on Kacey Musgraves' album, Same Trailer Different Park, Eli Young Band's album Life at Best. Harrison was friends with country singer Mindy McCready. McCready invited Harrison up to sing her song "Guys Do It All the Time" with her at a 2011 Country Music Association performance in Nashville. Harrison performed an original song that she wrote to her mother. In the semi-finals, Harrison performed "Cry" by Faith Hill. On March 7, 2013, Harrison was voted into the Top 10, her performance of "Crying" by Roy Orbison earned her enough votes to establish her as one of the night's top three contestants, along with Candice Glover and Angie Miller. Harrison once again landed in the night's top three contestants after she performed "Piece of My Heart" by Erma Franklin, along with Lazaro Arbos and Angie Miller. After her Top 6 performance, Harrison earned enough votes to land in the night's top two contestants, along with Candice Glover. For the first time, after her Top 5 performance, she landed in the bottom two.

She became the runner-up on May 16, 2013. ^Note 1 When Ryan Seacrest announced the results for this particular night, Harrison was in the bottom 2, but declared safe as Janelle Arthur was eliminated. ^Note 2 Due to the surprise non-elimination at the top 4, the top 4 remained intact for another week. ^Note 3 When Ryan Seacrest announced the results for this particular night, Harrison was in the bottom 2, but declared safe as Amber Holcomb was eliminated. Harrison took part in the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2013, from July 19 through August 31, 2013. In July 2013, it was announced that Harrison had not been picked up by the Universal Music Group Nashville. On May 6, 2014 Harrison premiered a new song called "Strong and Silent," which she co-wrote with Fancy Hagood and Kate York, she performed on the fifteenth season finale of American Idol on April 7, 2016. The second single, "Dead Man's House," was released in May 2016, her debut album, This Old Thing, was released on July 8, 2016. Harrison parted ways with Plaid Flag in early 2018, signing a new record deal with One Vision Music Group.

Harrison released a new single "I Love the Lie" in March 2019. "Get Away with Anything" was released in October 2019, Harrison's second studio album, Chosen Family Tree, was announced for a January 2020 release, but it was pushed back to a release date of April 5, 2020. Kree Harrison on American Idol Kree Harrison on IMDb