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Orpheus Island National Park

Orpheus Island National Park is a national park on Orpheus Island, in North Queensland, Australia. The Aboriginal name for this island is Goolboddi Island, it is one of the Palm Islands group, 1,189 km northwest of Brisbane, as is Pelorus Island 800 metres to the north. Besides Orpheus Island, the national park includes Albino Rock, located 2.6 kilometres east of Great Palm Island. Orpheus Island is a continental island. Prior to the arrival of Europeans, Orpheus Island was inhabited by an Aboriginal people the Nyawigi people; the name "Orpheus" was given to the island in 1887 by Lieutenant G. E. Richards, referring to HMS Orpheus, a Royal Navy ship, wrecked off the coast of New Zealand in 1863. In 1960 it was declared a national park. In 2002 the island was bought by Jim Wilson who had developed the Freycinet Lodge in Tasmania, bought off him in 2011 by Chris Morris, the Computershare mogul. A research station, operated by James Cook University, is located on the island. Since 2000, St Michael's Grammar School has run a marine biology project each June.

There is a luxury resort on the island, the Orpheus Island Great Barrier Reef Luxury Resort. Great Palm Island is the closest location with government facilities. List of islands of Queensland Protected areas of Queensland "Home". Orpheus Island Research Station


Bandwan is a census town in the Bandwan CD block in the Manbazar subdivision of the Purulia district in the state of West Bengal, India. Bandwan is located at 22°52′33.6″N 86°30′25.2″E. Purulia district forms the lowest step of the Chota Nagpur Plateau; the general scenario is undulating land with scattered hills. Manbazar subdivision, shown in the map alongside, is located in the eastern part of the district, it is an overwhelmingly rural subdivision with 96.32% of the population living in the rural areas and 3.68% living in the urban areas. There are 3 census towns in the subdivision; the map shows the Kangsabati Project Reservoir. The Mukutmanipur Dam is in Bankura district but the upper portion of the reservoir is in Manbazar subdivision; the remnants of old temples and deities are found in the subdivision as in other parts of the district. The subdivision has a high proportion of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Bandwan CD block has 51.86% ST population, Manbazar II CD block has 48.97% ST population.

Manbazar I CD block has 22.03% ST and 22.44% SC. Puncha CD block has 24.74% ST and 14.54 SC. Writing in 1911, H. Coupland, ICS, speaks of the aboriginal races predominating in the old Manbhum district, he mentions the Kurmis, Santhals and Bauri. Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the subdivision. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map; as per 2011 Census of India Bandwan had a total population of 5,993 of which 3,112 were males and 2,881 were females. Population below 6 years was 692; the total number of literates in Bandwan was 4,131. Bandwan police station has jurisdiction over the Bandwan CD block; the area covered is 367.08 km2 and the population covered is 95,002. It has 52.44 km of inter-state border with Galudih and Kamalpur police stations in East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. The headquarters of the Bandwan CD block are located at Bandwan. According to the District Census Handbook 2011, Bandwan covered an area of 3.6145 km2. Among the civic amenities, it had 5 km roads with both open and covered drains, the protected water supply involved overhead tank, tap water from treated sources, tank/pond/lake.

It had 218 road light points. Among the educational facilities it had were 3 senior secondary schools. Among the social and cultural facilities, it had 1 stadium, 1 auditorium/ community hall, 1 public library, 1 reding room. Three important commodities it produced were puffed rice, pot making, it had branches of 1 non-agricultural credit society. SH 5 running from Rupnarayanpur to Junput passes through Bandwan; the road from Bandwan to Mahulia, on NH 18, in East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand, the Barabazar-Bandwan Road meets SH 5 at Bandwan. Bandwan Mahavidyalaya at Bandwan is a government aided private college at village: PO Jitan, it is affiliated to Sidho Kanho Birsha University. It offers courses in B. A. honours in Bengali, Sanskrit and history, B. A. pass. Bandwan Rural Hospital, with 30 beds, is a major government medical facility in Bandwan CD block

Jeff Larish

Jeffrey David Larish is a retired American professional baseball infielder and outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Oakland Athletics. Larish attended McClintock High School. Larish was chosen by the Chicago Cubs in the 32nd round of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft, but chose to attend college at Arizona State University. Larish was chosen by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 15th round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft, but turned down a reported $660,000 contract offer at the advice of his agent, Scott Boras, so that he could complete college. On June 21, 2005, Larish became the third College World Series player in history to hit three home runs in a single game. Larish was chosen by the Detroit Tigers in the fifth round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft. Larish was chosen by the Detroit Tigers in the fifth round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft. On January 25, 2010, Larish was optioned to Triple-A Toledo. On July 25, 2010, Larish was recalled to the Detroit Tigers when Magglio Ordóñez and Carlos Guillen were sent to the disabled list.

Larish had a Statue of Liberty batting stance. He stood straight up with no movement other than pushing off on his left leg as he began his swing. On July 30, Larish was designated for assignment by the Tigers and subsequently claimed off waivers by the Oakland Athletics. In August 2010, Larish was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Athletics, he was assigned to the Sacramento River Cats. On August 6, 2010, Larish had 10 RBIs in a doubleheader sweep at Isotopes Park; the River Cats won 14-5 and 12-3, respectively. On November 18, 2010, Larish signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. On July 14, 2011, Larish suffered a season-ending injury when he suffered a broken leg trying to score at home plate; the Baltimore Orioles signed him to a minor league contract on February 3, 2012. However, he did not receive an invite to spring training. At the end of Spring Training, Larish was released by the Orioles. On May 4, 2012, Larish signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox.

He was traded by the Red Sox to the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 2012, for cash considerations. On May 12, 2012, he was purchased by the Pittsburgh Pirates. On September 3, 2012, playing for the Indianapolis Indians against the Louisville Bats, Larish attempted to play all nine positions. Larish began the game in left field, in the 2nd inning he was in center field, by the 3rd inning Larish was in right field, he played third base in the 4th, shortstop in the 5th, second base in the 6th. He became the pitcher with two outs in the inning. Larish failed to play catcher. Larish was credited with the save. In November 2012, he became a free agent. On November 9, 2012, he re-signed with the Pirates. On August 3, 2013 he was released by the Indianapolis Indians. Larish played on the US team in the 2003 Pan American Games. Larish scored the only run in the team's 3–1 loss in the final game to Cuba. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference

Ingo Schultz

Ingo Schultz is a retired German track and field athlete who competed in the 400 metres. Schultz was born in Lingen, he took up athletics in 1997, ran his first 400 metres race in 1998, clocking in 49.45 seconds. The next season, he lowered his time to 45.99 s. His personal best time was 44.66 seconds, achieved in the heats at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton. This places him third on the German all-time list, only behind Erwin Skamrahl, his personal best 200 metres time is 20.65 seconds, achieved in August 2002 in Brussels. Schultz represented the sports clubs LG Olympia TSG Bergedorf, he was the German Athletics Champion for three years in a row, from 2002 until 2004. Ingo Schultz at World Athletics

United States postal notes

Postal notes were the specialized money order successors to the United States Department of the Treasury's postage and fractional currency. They were created so Americans could safely and inexpensively send sums of money under $5 to distant places. Postal Notes were produced by three different firms in six design types during three four-year contracts. Developed under Postmaster General Walter Q. Gresham, they were first issued at the nation's post offices on Monday, September 3, 1883. Numerous "first day" souvenir notes have survived. Government officials, wary of the continuing problem of postal theft mandated that the notes could be cashable only in the city named by the purchaser. Engraved and printed by the Homer Lee Bank Note Company, the first two designs had a space for the postal clerk to indicate where the note was being sent. If stolen en route, the note had no value. All Postal Notes were printed on a watermarked security paper produced by Crane & Co. that features a unique watermark.

Type I notes were printed on a yellow security paper blank, about 10% larger than all subsequent issues. Type II and notes were printed on a creamy white security paper. In January 1887, Congress changed the applicable law. Rather than being cashable at only one named post office, it decided that newly issued Postal Notes could be cashable at any money order office – the system's larger and busier offices. To comply with the new law, "Any Money Order Office" was rubber-stamped or hand written in place of a specific paying city on the Type II forms; these notes are called Type II-A. To comply with the law, Homer Lee's engravers added the words "ANY MONEY ORDER OFFICE" in a level line into the second design's printing plates. Due to the short period of time between the passage of the new law and the start of the second production contract, few post offices ordered and issued Type III Postal Notes; the American Bank Note Company of New York was the winning bidder for the second Postal Note engraving and printing contract.

Thomas F. Morris, creator of the acclaimed designs for U. S. currency and stamps, as well as stock and bond certificates, etc. was assigned to design and engrave the new Postal Note. No major changes were required during American's four-year contract; the only change noted during ABNCo's contract was the decade change on the date line from "188___" to "189___." All Postal Notes issued with the American Bank Note Company logotype are Type IV. The third and final Postal Note engraving and printing contract extended from September 1891 to June 30, 1894. Dunlap & Clarke of Philadelphia won the competition, their design, unchanged during the length of their contract, is catalogued as Type V. Between 1883 and 1894, some 70.8 million Postal Notes were issued, used as intended destroyed. 1,500 have survived for modern collectors and historians. Thanks to the government's publicity, the first and final designs are the most "common" notes. No publicity was produced for the other design changes. Type III notes are the design rarities of the series.

The following brief descriptions will help you identify any Postal Note issued during the 1883-1894 era. The name of the producing bank note company is always found at the bottom center of the note's front side. Type I: Engraved and printed by the Homer Lee Bank Note Company. Type II: Engraved and printed by the Homer Lee Bank Note Company. Type II-A: Engraved and printed by the Homer Lee Bank Note Company. Type III: Engraved and printed by the Homer Lee Bank Note Company. Type IV: Engraved and printed by the American Bank Note Company. Type V: Printed by Dunlap & Clarke of Philadelphia; this was a series of 18 stamps available at U. S. post offices from 1945 to 1951. They were used for sending small amounts of money. Printed in grey and black with a simple uniform design, they ranged in value from 1 to 90 cents, their Scott catalogue designations are PN 1 to 18. In used condition collectors can purchase all of them at low cost


The Shehecheyanu blessing is a common Jewish prayer said to celebrate special occasions. It is said to express gratitude to Hashem for unusual experiences or possessions; the blessing is recorded in the Talmud. The blessing of Shehecheyanu is recited in thanks or commemoration of: Generally, when doing or experiencing something that occurs infrequently from which one derives pleasure or benefit; the beginning of a holiday, including Passover, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Simhat Torah and Hanukkah, but not holidays commemorating sad events, such as Tisha B'av. The first performance of certain mitzvot in a year, including sitting in a sukkah, eating matzah at the Passover Seder, reading the megillah, or lighting the candles on Hanukkah. Eating a new fruit for the first time since Rosh Hashanah The fruit must be fresh, not dried. Seeing a friend who has not been seen in thirty days. Acquiring a new home or other significant possessions; the birth of a child. A pidyon haben ceremony. During a ritual immersion in a mikveh as part of a conversion.

On arrival in Israel. Some have the custom of saying it at the ceremony of the Birkat Hachama, recited once every 28 years in the month of Nisan/Adar II; when several reasons apply, the blessing is only said once. It is not recited at a circumcision, since that involves pain, nor at the Counting of the Omer, since, a task which does not give pleasure (and causes sadness at the thought that the actual Omer ceremony cannot be performed because of the destruction of the Temple; some traditions dictate saying "lizman" rather than "lazman". The Israeli Declaration of Independence was publicly read in Tel Aviv on May 14, 1948, before the expiration of the British Mandate at midnight. After the first Prime Minister of Israel, David Ben-Gurion, read the Declaration of Independence, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Maimon recited the Shehecheyanu blessing, the Declaration of Independence was signed; the ceremony concluded with the singing of "Hatikvah." Avshalom Haviv finished his speech in court on June 1947, with the Shehecheyanu blessing.

There is a common musical rendition of the blessing composed by Meyer Machtenberg, an Eastern European choirmaster who composed it in United States in the 19th century. MP3 file - Shehecheyanu blessing from Sheet music for Shehecheyanu List of Jewish prayers and blessings Halachipedia article on Shehecheyanu