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Nowendoc National Park

Nowendoc National Park is a protected area on the southern end of the Northern Tablelands and west of Nowendoc, New South Wales, Australia. It is located 70 km south of Walcha and about 375 km north of Sydney; the park is in the rugged escarpment terrain with eucalypt forests dominating the region, along with some rainforest along creeks. This park includes parts of the Myall and Callaghans Creeks which form part of the headwaters of the Barnard River. All access roads to the park have a gravel surface and steep in places and are unsuitable for caravans; the park is in two sections. The largest section can be reached from north-west of Nowendoc to visit the Myall Creek Camp Ground or view Callaghans Canyon; the south-eastern section with Wrights Hut is only accessible by a Four-wheel drive and obtaining a key from the National Parks and Wildlife Service for the locked gate on the trail south of Nowendoc The smaller, separate forested section is located on Millers Road. There is a small basic camping area situated in a tall eucalypt forest beside Myall Creek with a wood-fired pit barbecue, but no other facilities.

This and the Wrights Hut section area are accessible in dry weather with a 4WD. Self-reliant bushwalkers can explore local scenic waterfalls and rainforest. Further afield from the campground there are scenic canyons and heritage places. Protected areas of New South Wales Nowendoc National Park with map and photos Nowendoc National Park

David Brion Davis

David Brion Davis was an American intellectual and cultural historian, a leading authority on slavery and abolition in the Western world. He was a Sterling Professor of History at Yale University, founder and director of Yale's Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery and Abolition. Davis edited 17 books, his books emphasize religious and ideological links among material conditions, political interests, new political values. Ideology, in his view, is not a deliberate distortion of reality or a façade for material interests, he was a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books. Davis received the 1967 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, the National Humanities Medal, presented by President Barack Obama in 2014 for "reshaping our understanding of history." He received the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction, the 2015 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for lifetime achievement in contributions to public understanding of racism and appreciation of cultural diversity, the 2015 Biennial Coif Book Award, a top honor from the Association of American Law Schools for the leading law-related book published in 2013 and 2014.

After serving on the Cornell University faculty for 14 years, Davis taught at Yale from 1970 to 2001. He held one-year appointments as the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History at Oxford University, at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, as the first French-American Foundation Chair in American Civilization at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Born in Denver in 1927, the son of Clyde Brion Davis, a journalist and screenwriter, Martha Elizabeth Davis, an artist and writer, Davis lived a peripatetic childhood in California, New York and Washington State, he was popular among his peers. During World War II, Davis was drafted into the United States Army in June 1945. On the troop ship to France in fall 1945, he witnessed the segregation and mistreatment of black soldiers, he was assigned to the occupation of Germany in 1945-46. Since he knew some German, Davis was assigned to police civilians. In an essay in the 1968 American Historical Review entitled “Some Recent Directions in American Cultural History,” Davis urged historians to devote more attention to the cultural dimension to enhance understanding of social controversies, political decision-making, literary expression.

At a time when social history was ascendant, cultural history was associated with the study of the arts and popular culture, intellectual history with the study of abstract ideas divorced from specific social contexts, he called for a history that focused on beliefs, fears and emotions. Antebellum American Culture, his panoramic look at the cultural discourse surrounding ethnicity, family, race and wealth and power in the pre-Civil War United States, advanced the argument that American culture needs to be understood in terms of an ongoing “moral civil war.” Diverse groups of Americans debated “what was happening, doing what to whom, what to fear and what to fight for.” He suggests that a small group of Northeastern writers and reformers in the 19th century United States succeeded in defining a set of middle-class norms regarding education, sex roles and moral respectability. University of Maryland historian Ira Berlin wrote that “no scholar has played a larger role in expanding contemporary understanding of how slavery shaped the history of the United States, the Americas, the world than David Brion Davis.”

In a series of landmark books and lectures, Davis moved beyond a view of slavery that focuses on the institution in individual nations to look at the “big picture,” the multinational view of the origins and abolition of New World slavery. The most important of his books is his trilogy on the history of slavery in the Western world, which revealed the centrality of slavery in American and Atlantic history; the trilogy consisted of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture, The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823, The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation. He was committed to a conception of culture as process—-a process involving conflict, invention, appropriation, above all, including the power of ideas. Culture, in his view, involves a cacophony of voices but social relations that involve hierarchy and resistance. Davis taught more than a generation of students, advised many doctoral students, including such future prize-winning historians as Edward Ayers, Karen Halttunen, T. J. Jackson Lears, Steven Mintz, Lewis Perry, Joan Shelley Rubin, Jonathan Sarna, Barbara Savage, Amy Dru Stanley, Christine Stansell, John Stauffer, Sean Wilentz.

Davis's students have honored him with two festschrifts, Moral Problems in American Life, edited by Karen Halttunen and Lewis Perry, The Problem of Evil: Slavery and the Ambiguities of Reform, edited by Steven Mintz and John Stauffer. Instructor, Dartmouth College, 1953-1954 Assistant Professor, Cornell University, 1955-1958 Associate Professor, Cornell University, 1958-1963 Ernest I. White Professor of History, Cornell University, 1963-1969 Farnam Professor of History, Yale University, 1969-1978 Sterling Professor of History, Yale University, 1978-2001 Director, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Re

Bijan Omrani

Bijan Omrani is a British historian, teacher and author of Persian descent. His work ranges from Classical scholarship to current affairs across Asia. Omrani was born in York, England, in 1979, he studied at the Wellington College, Berkshire before reading Classics and English Literature at Lincoln College, Oxford. He studied at King's College London. Omrani is related to one of the British Army officers responsible for demarcating the northern boundary of Afghanistan in 1885 and surveying Afghan tribal territories in the North West Frontier Province, the artist and surveyor Lt Richard Eyles Galindo, his paternal family is from north-western Iran, his maternal one from England, though with the British Empire in India in the 18th–19th century. He is married to a barrister at Matrix Chambers. Omrani taught Classics at Eton College and Westminster School where he contributed new Latin verse to school ceremonies, he is working as the editor of the Asian Affairs journal, since 2014. He was called to the Bar in 2018.

He lectures at the British Museum, Royal Society for Asian Affairs, SOAS, King's College London, the Pakistan Society. He is a trustee of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, he is the author of several books, as well as a frequent contributor for specialised articles pertaining the Afghanistan-Pakistan border problems. He has questioned the legal basis of the Durand Agreement but now he considers it to be valid but unsatisfactory, that there is an urgent need for a wider regional solution to the problem based on a recognition of the line but combined with shared sovereignty in the neighbouring tribal areas. Omrani was interviewed by France 24 in 2011 about the Afghan-Pakistani border problems, was featured in The New York Times in 2011, after an incident on the Pakistani border, his recent book, Caesar's Footprints: Journeys to Roman Gaul, has the distinction of being endorsed both by the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, as well as the French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe, who took the book to read whilst on the road campaigning during the European Elections in May 2019.

Omrani was interviewed about the book on the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme after its UK launch in June 2017. The book was shortlisted in 2018 for the American Library in Paris Book Award, for "the most distinguished book of the year and published in English, about France or the French." He is undertaking doctoral research at the University of Exeter. Afghanistan, A Companion and Guide, Asia Overland: Tales of Travel on the Trans-Siberian and Silk Road Iran: Persia Ancient and Modern, Caesar's Footprints Beyond the'Wild Tribes': Understanding Afghanistan and its diaspora Afghanistan Revealed: Beyond the Headlines, released by the Afghan Appeal Fund, 2012 "Will we make it to Jalalabad?" 19th Century Book Travels in Afghanistan Afghanistan and the Search for Unity Charles Masson of Afghanistan: Deserter, Spy The Durand Line: History and Problems of the Afghan-Pakistan Border Rethinking the Durand Line: The Legality of the Afghan-Pakistan Frontier Making Money in Afghanistan: The First Western Entrepreneurs 1880-1919 The Durand Line: Analysis of the Legal Status of the Disputed Afghanistan-Pakistan Frontier Joint Winner of BBC Radio 3 Sonnet Competition, 2001Virgil: Eclogues 4.28 Author of Horatian Latin Ode to the 2012 London Olympics, endorsed by Mayor of London Boris Johnson, included in an anthology of Latin poetryAddress to the Horatian Society, published in the proceedings of the Society Caesar's Footprints - Shortlisted for the American Library in Paris Book Award 2018, for "the most distinguished book of the year and published in English, about France or the French."

BBC Radio 3 Sonnet Prize, 2001, for a sonnet on "Holy Baptism". Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, Royal Geographical Society, Royal Society of Arts, Royal Asiatic Society. Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Educators, City of London

Helen Wilson (Australian judge)

Helen McLeod Wilson is an Australian judge. She has been a Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales since November 2014. Wilson was raised in the Swansea area, she was educated at Swansea High School before studying arts and law at the University of Sydney. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1989, worked as a solicitor in the Criminal Division of the Legal Aid Commission from 1990 to 1992, she went to work for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions as senior solicitor from 1992 to 1995, managing lawyer at their Campbelltown regional office from 1995 to 1997 and as trial advocate. Wilson was admitted as a barrister in 1999, was an acting Crown Prosecutor until being made permanent in the role in 2001. In one prominent case, she was the prosecutor in the 2008 child sex trial of former state minister Milton Orkopoulos. Wilson attained senior counsel status in 2013. Wilson was appointed based in Newcastle. Five months in November 2014, she was elevated to the Supreme Court

Dolphin Show

The Dolphin Show is a non-profit student theatre organization that annually presents a large-scale student-produced musical theatre production at Northwestern University. A group of Northwestern University men formed the Dolphin Club in 1939 to compete in Chicago area swimming meets. In 1940, the 15-member team held a swim carnival to raise money to attend a meet in Florida; the carnival and the meet were both successful, so the water show was repeated in 1941 and 1942. When World War II forced the cancellation of the annual Waa-Mu Show, the club combined their tradition with some students from Waa-Mu to present an evening of song and dance called the Dolphin Show; the 1944 Dolphin Show was a musical revue called "Wela Kahau" including women's water ballet and the men's Dolphin Club. Proceeds from this show bought war bonds. In 1948 audiences returned to see a musical-comedy revue around the original Patten Gymnasium pool; the Dolphin Show became jointly produced by the female Lorelei swimming club in 1949, but drifted away from its aquatic origin.

The Dolphin Executive Board gave equal representation to both clubs who chose a theme for each year's show. In 1963 the production was no longer raising funds for the swim clubs. In 1964 the show presented Sullivan's The Mikado around the pool. In 1970, the group performed the musical Mame on stage at Cahn Auditorium. Alumni include actors David Schwimmer, Warren Beatty, Richard Kind, lyricist Sheldon Harnick, musical director Keith Dworkin, singer Ardis Krainik and Kate Shindle, Miss America 1998; the productions have been awarded Northwestern University's Center for Student Involvement's "Outstanding Theatrical Production", "Outstanding Producers", "Outstanding Director" awards, as well as William Daniels Awards, including "Best Musical."

Ina Paha

"Ina Paha" is the seventh episode of the fifth season of Hawaii Five-0. It is the one hundredth episode of the series overall and aired on November 7, 2014; the episode was directed by Larry Teng. In the episode Steve is kidnapped and drugged by Wo Fat and McGarrett imagines what would've happened had the team never gotten together; the episode featured all current main cast members at the time, as well as current and past recurring cast members from the series. McGarrett wakes up in an empty white room with a locked door and begins calling for help with no success. Following a sting operation using Sang Min as a confidential informant to lock up a human trafficker, Danny receives a call; the Five-0 team responds and find McGarrett's car empty, with blood inside and tire tracks leading away from the vehicle realizing that McGarrett has been kidnapped. A screen turns on in the room McGarrett is trapped in, a home video from his childhood plays. Following this, the room is filed with gas and an unknown person in a gas mask begins entering the room as McGarrett passes out.

McGarrett wakes up once again, this time locked to a chair, before being drugged and passing out again. While the team searches for McGarrett, they look towards Adam Noshimori for help. After engaging in a fight and killing Eris, Steve sets up Wo Fat in an attempt to escape. Just as the team finds out where Wo Fat is hiding Steve, Steve and Wo Fat engage in a fight which ends with the two holding each other at gunpoint, they both fire their weapons and Steve is grazed by a bullet on the forehead, left with minor injuries from the wound. The team finds McGarrett injured on the ground; when they reach him Steve asks for his father and Danny has to remind him that his father died. The final scene in the episode features many flashbacks from the series along with a special song titled All for One written by Five for Fighting; the episode begins in Pohang, South Korea, where Navy SEAL lieutenant commander Steve McGarrett is transporting prisoner Anton Hesse. Anton's brother, Victor calls McGarrett to announce he is holding his father, John McGarrett, in Honolulu, wants to make an exchange.

However, Victor is in fact tracking McGarrett's convoy. In the midst of the skirmish, McGarrett is forced to kill Anton. In response, Victor attempts to execute John however Detective Danny Williams with the Honolulu Police Department breaches the house and arrests Victor before John can be murdered. At the Honolulu Police Department headquarters Lou is talking with Duke Lukela to report stolen golf clubs. McGarrett meets with his father and Captain Chin Ho Kelly to discuss the case. On the way to the hospital McGarrett and Danny witness Jerry Ortega as a homeless man. Once at the hospital the run in to Jenna Kaye, looking for her fiancée, in a motorcycle accident. On the television is an advertisement featuring Kono Kalakaua, a professional surfer and Max is a doctor who works at the hospital. McGarrett and Danny interrogate Victor to find out who leaked the info about McGarret's secret military operation and they receive the name Wo Fat; the two interrogate Kamekona Tupola, a convict in an attempt to find Wo Fat.

They engage in a gun battle with him in which Wo Fat loses and gets shot and killed. After returning to the HPD Danny offers Steve a job as his partner which he turns down; the final scene in the alternate universe involves Steve spending time with his father. The episode was filmed in September 2014; the show began with a cold open, archive footage from the pilot episode, redacted, however it had a different ending which led into the episode. Unlike a normal episode this episode featured scenes from an alternative universe on what would've happened had the team not joined together. Two of the most notable appearances were the return of two past recurring characters as guest stars, James Marsters as Victor Hesse and Larisa Oleynik as Jenna Kaye; the final scene in the episode featured. The song was played along with archive scenes from the past 100 episodes of the show it featured archive footage from past main characters which include Michelle Borth as Catherine Rollins who left following season 4, Lauren German as Lori Weston as well as past recurring characters which include Christine Lahti as Doris McGarrett, Reiko Aylesworth as Malia Waincroft, Richard T. Jones as Governor Sam Denning.

The episode aired on November 7, 2014 and was watched live and same day by a total of 8.95 million viewers and within seven days the episode was watched by a total of 11.9 million viewers. Reviews toward the episode were positive. Spoiler TV called this episode "the best of the season" and stated that it was "a spectacular end to the Wo Fat story". While TV Fanatic stated that "It was compelling and it made sense why Steve would be imagining a different reality, one in which his father was still alive." The episode was released on DVD and Blu-ray along with the other season 5 episodes in a 6-disc box set and deleted scenes and commentary. It was released in region one on September 1, 2015 and in region two on September 14, 2015; the episode can be individually purchased on Amazon and Vudu or viewed on demand with a CBS All Access subscription but as of February 24, 2019, Hawaii Five-O is not available on Netflix. List of Hawaii Five-0 episo