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New England National Park

The New England National Park is a protected national park located on the Northern Tablelands in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. The 67,303-hectare park was created in May 1935 and is situated 560 kilometres north of Sydney, 10 kilometres south of Waterfall Way, just 85 kilometres east of Armidale and 65 kilometres west of Coffs Harbour; the closest village to New England National Park is Ebor, located 20 kilometres away. The park is part of the New England Group World Heritage Site Gondwana Rainforests of Australia inscribed in 1986 and added to the Australian National Heritage List in 2007. More than 1,000 plant species are found within the park. In the 1920s Philip Wright of Wollomombi led. Most of the area was declared a reserve in 1935 dedicated for public recreation. Between 1934 and 1956 mining leases for antimony were granted; the national park was opened by the Governor General Lord Gowrie in 1937, although the wilderness area was recognised for its beauty as early as the 1920s.

New England National Park was World Heritage listed in 1986 and forms part of the New England Group of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia was added to the Australian National Heritage List in 2007. Located on the precipitous escarpment on the east of the undulating Northern Tablelands plateau, the wilderness consists of impressive cliffs, rugged ridges and streams. To the west the Nymboida, Styx Rivers drain across the tablelands. To the east is the thickly forested Bellinger River valley; the Cunnawarra National Park adjoins the New England National Park on the north-western boundary and the Bellinger River National Park joins it on the north-eastern corner. Public access to the park focuses on the Point Lookout area, at 1,563 metres above sea level, from where on a clear day the Tasman Sea is visible; this lookout is the second tallest mountain in the region and one of the highest places north of the Snowy Mountains. The park lies within the Eastern Australian temperate forests ecoregion.

It is noted for the wide variety of animal species. The diverse vegetation in the park includes sub-tropical, warm temperate and cool temperate rainforest in the higher altitudes. There are areas of sclerophyll forest, sub-alpine woodland and swampland. In the eucalpyt forests Brush box, Sydney blue gum and Tallow-wood predominate. Heathland is found in other patches. Previous estimates of the number of different plant species in the park place the figure at 500; this figure has been revised upwards to around 1,000. This includes Antarctic beech, tree ferns and red cedars. Dingos, tiger quolls, common bentwing bats, brown antechinuses, northern brown bandicoots are some of the mammals found in the park. At least 100 species of birds have been recorded. Larger species include the wedge-tailed eagle, greater sooty owl, sulphur-crested cockatoo and superb lyrebird. Eastern whipbirds, eastern bristlebirds, crimson rosellas, Australian king parrots and several kinds of honeyeaters inhabit the reserve.

The park has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area because it supports one of five remaining populations of rufous scrub-birds, as well as of flame and pale-yellow robins, paradise riflebirds, green catbirds, regent bowerbirds and Australian logrunners. There is an extensive walking track system. Limited accommodation is available in the park at Banksia Point. If visiting in winter it is a good idea to bring warm clothes because at such a high altitude the region experiences frequent snow falls and cold temperatures. Nambucca River Protected areas of New South Wales Taylors Arm Media related to New England National Park at Wikimedia Commons "New England National Park: Plan of Management". NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Government of New South Wales. March 1991. ISBN 0-7305-2314-4

Horseshoe Council Bluffs

Horseshoe Council Bluffs is a casino and former greyhound racing track in Council Bluffs, near Omaha, Nebraska. It is operated by Caesars Entertainment Corporation, it has 60,000 sq ft of gaming space with 1,438 slot machines, 63 table games, a William Hill racebook, a WSOP poker room. Accommodations are offered at an adjoining Hilton Garden Inn, the nearby Country Inns & Suites, Holiday Inn Express and SpringHill Suites; the Horseshoe holds the World Series of Poker Circuit Event during August of each calendar year, the Horseshoe Poker Championships during February in each year in their poker room. Bluffs Run Greyhound Park opened in 1986. In March 1995, slot machines were added and the property became Bluffs Run Casino. Harveys Casino Resorts bought the property in 1999 for $165 million. Harrah's Entertainment acquired Harveys in 2001. In 2006, Harrah's completed an $85-million expansion and renovation of the casino and rebranded it as Horseshoe Council Bluffs. Greyhound racing ended in 2015. In October 2017, ownership of the property was transferred to Vici Properties as part of a corporate spin-off, it was leased back to Caesars Entertainment.

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Alexandre Pouget

Alexandre Pouget, PhD, is a full Professor at the University of Geneva in the department of basic neurosciences. He received his undergraduate education at the École normale supérieure, before moving to the Salk Institute in 1988 to pursue a PhD in computational neuroscience in Terry Sejnowski's laboratory. After a postdoc at UCLA with John Schlag in 1994, he became a professor at Georgetown University in 1996 at the University of Rochester in the Brain and Cognitive Science department in 1999 before moving to the University of Geneva in 2011, he is an affiliated faculty member at the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit in London since 2011. Dr. Pouget was awarded the Carnegie Prize in Brain and Mind Sciences in 2016.. He is the editor of one book, he co-founded the Systems Neuroscience conference in 2004 with Anthony Zador. In 2016, he co-founded the International Brain Laboratory with Zachary Mainen and Michael Hausser, the first international CERN-like collaboration in systems neuroscience.

His research focuses on general theories of representation and computation in neural circuits with a strong emphasis on neural theories of probabilistic inference. This approach is built on the notion that knowledge in the brain takes the form of probability distributions and new knowledge is acquired via probabilistic inference in contrast to the more classical approach to rationality that relies on pure logic; this allows robust, sometimes optimal, computations in the presence of uncertainty, which applies to all real-life situations. He is deploying this framework to a wide range of topics including olfactory processing, spatial representations, sensory-motor transformations, multisensory integration, perceptual learning, attentional control, visual search and decision making

Society of Television Lighting and Design

The STLD was established on 30 October 1974 as the Society of Television Lighting Directors to promote discussion on techniques and the use and design of equipment in the field of television production, at its 35th AGM in March 2009 it became the Society of Television Lighting and Design. With no union affiliations it is recognised as a platform for open discussion and demonstration of the craft — and is run as a non-profit making organisation by an elected committee of volunteers for the benefit of its members. Professional meetings are organised throughout the UK and abroad, on techniques and related subjects - and technical information together with news of members and their activities, are published three times per year in the Society's magazine Set and Light - making these meetings and magazine, together with the STLD website a recognised international resource of information for the television lighting and design industry. There are various levels of membership of the Society: A Full Member of the STLD is someone who is, or has been, engaged in the direction and design of the creative aspect of television lighting or design.and affiliates may join as: A Student Member — someone studying the above on a recognised course and valid during the student's training period — this attracts a lower subscription fee - as do the rates for:Retired Member Overseas MemberThe STLD welcomes companies associated with the television industry to become Sponsor Members of the Society.

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Gianfranco Gardin

Gianfranco Agostino Gardin is Archbishop-Bishop of Treviso. Gardin was born at San Polo di Piave, in the Province of Italy. In 1946, when he was about two years old, his family moved to Venice, he joined the Order of Conventual Franciscan Friars, becoming a solemnly professed member on 4 October 1965. He continued his studies in Padua and Rome, he taught moral theology in Padua from 1973 to 1998. He founded and edited the periodical Credere oggi, whose title means "Believing Today". In 1988 he became provincial superior of his order and in 1996 117th Minister General, a post he held until 2002. On 10 July 2006 he was named titular Archbishop of Cissa and Secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, he was consecrated bishop on 26 August 2006. On 18 December 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Archbishop-Bishop of Treviso. Naming of the Archbishop-Bishop of Treviso, Italy

NoƩ Jitrik

Noé Jitrik was born in Argentina in 1928 and is one of Latin America's foremost literary critics. He is director of the Instituto de literatura hispanoamericana at the University of Buenos Aires, was a notable participant in the cultural journal Contorno in the 1950s in Argentina. While enamored of the work of Jorge Luis Borges he became convinced that Borges had nothing new to write after the publication of El hacedor in 1960 and his unfavorable criticism of Borges became what he could only term "complex" in an article in 1981 in Les Temps Modernes. Critical TextsLeopoldo Lugones. Mito Nacional. Palestra, 1960. Horacio Quiroga. Una obra de experiencia y riesgo. Ediciones Culturales Argentinas, 1960. Nueva versión corregida, Arca, 1967. Procedimiento y mensaje en la novela. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, 1962. < Escritores argentinos, dependencia o libertad. Ediciones del Candil, 1967. Esteban Echeverría, Buenos Aires, CEAL, 1967. Horacio Quiroga. CEAL, 1967. > Muerte y resurrección de "Facundo". CEAL, 1968.

El 80 y su mundo. Buenos Aires, Jorge Álvarez, 1968. El mundo del ochenta. CEAL, 1982. Tres ensayos sobre Esteban Besançon, Faculté des Lettres. Col. Les annales. 1969. José Hernández. CEAL, 1971. Sarmiento. CEAL, 1971. José Martí. CEAL 1971. Ensayos y estudios de literatura argentina. Buenos Aires, Galerna. 1971. El fuego de la especie. Buenos Aires, Siglo XXI, 1971. La novela futura de Macedonio Fernández Caracas, Biblioteca de la Universidad Central, 1973. Producción literaria y producción social. Buenos Aires, Sudamericana, 1975. El No-Existente Caballero, Buenos Aires, Megápolis, 1975. Las contradicciones del modernismo. México, El Colegio de México, 1978. La memoria compartida. México, Editorial Veracruzana, 1982. CEAL, 1987. La lectura como actividad. México, Premiá, 1982. Los dos ejes de la cruz. Puebla, UAP, 1983. Las armas y las razones. Sudamericana, 1984. La vibración del presente. México, FCE, 1987. Cuando leer es hacer. Santa Fe, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, 1987. Temas de teoría. El trabajo crítico y la crítica literaria.

Premiá, 1987. Lectura y cultura. México, Dirección de Fomento Editorial, UNAM, 1987. El balcón barroco. México, UNAM, 1988. Historia de una mirada. UNAM y El Equilibrista, 1992. Reescritura de Los dos ejes de la Cruz. También en Buenos Aires, Ediciones de la Flor, 1992. El dominio de la palabra. La selva luminosa, Ensayos críticos. Buenos Aires, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, 1993. Historia e imaginación literaria. Buenos Aires, Biblos, 1995. Suspender toda certeza, antología crítica, Biblos, 1997. El ejemplo de la familia, Ensayos y trabajos sobre literatura argentina. Buenos Aires, Eudeba, 1998. FictionAddio a la mamma, Fiesta en casa, y otros poemas. Ediciones Zona de la Poesía Americana Llamar antes de entrar relatos. S’ntesis Dosmil, Caracas Comer y comer. Ediciones de la Flor Del otro lado de la puerta: rapsodia. Ediciones Megópolis Limbo Citas de un día. Alfaguara Mares del sur. Buenos Aires, Tusquets. Instituto de literatura hispanoamericana webpage Brief biography