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Palmgrove National Park

Palmgrove is a national park in south-central Queensland, Australia. It lies 458 km north-west of Brisbane, it is listed as a National Park under the Nature Conservation Act 1992, so giving it the highest level of protection possible under the Act. It was established in order to protect ecosystems of exceptional scientific value, it is located within the Dawson River catchment area. Palmgrove lies in moderately dry, dissected sandstone country; the vegetation includes a variety of eucalypt woodland and forest communities as well as vine and Acacia thickets. The area is isolated. Threatened ecosystems present in the park include: Acacia harpophylla - Eucalyptus cambageana open forest to woodland on fine-grained sedimentary rocks Semi-evergreen vine thicket on fine grained sedimentary rocks Acacia harpophylla and/or Casuarina cristata open forest on fine-grained sedimentary rocks Macropteranthes leichhardtii thicket on fine grained sedimentary rocks Semi-evergreen vine thicket in sheltered habitats on medium to coarse-grained sedimentary rocksNorthern quolls have been recorded in the park.

The park has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area because it supports an isolated, the westernmost, population of black-breasted buttonquails, listed as vulnerable. The rare and threatened ecosystems contained in the park are buttonquail habitat. Glossy black cockatoos considered to be vulnerable, are present. Protected areas of Queensland

Context menu

A context menu is a menu in a graphical user interface that appears upon user interaction, such as a right-click mouse operation. A context menu offers a limited set of choices that are available in the current state, or context, of the operating system or application to which the menu belongs; the available choices are actions related to the selected object. From a technical point of view, such a context menu is a graphical control element. Context menus first appeared in the Smalltalk environment on the Xerox Alto computer, where they were called pop-up menus. Microsoft Office v3.0 introduced the context menu for copy and paste functionality in 1990. Borland demonstrated extensive use of the context menu in 1991 at the Second Paradox Conference in Phoenix Arizona. Lotus 1-2-3/G for OS/2 v1.0 added additional formatting options in 1991. Borland Quattro Pro for Windows v1.0 introduced the Properties context menu option in 1992. Context menus are opened via various forms of user interaction that target a region of the GUI that supports context menus.

The specific form of user interaction and the means by which a region is targeted vary: On a computer running Microsoft Windows, macOS, or Unix running the X Window System, clicking the secondary mouse button opens a context menu for the region, under the mouse pointer. On systems that support one-button mice, context menus are opened by pressing and holding the primary mouse button or by pressing a keyboard/mouse button combination. A keyboard alternative for macOS is to enable Mouse keys in Universal Access. Depending on whether a laptop or compact or extended keyboard type is used, the shortcut is Function+Ctrl+5 or Ctrl+5 or Function+Ctrl+i. On systems with a multi-touch interface such as MacBook or Surface, the context menu can be opened by pressing or tapping with two fingers instead of just one. Windows mouse click behavior is such that the context menu doesn't open while the mouse button is pressed, but only opens the menu when the button is released, so the user has to click again to select a context menu item.

This behavior differs from that of macOS and most free software GUIs. In Microsoft Windows, pressing the Application key or Shift+F10 opens a context menu for the region that has focus. Context menus are sometimes hierarchically organized, allowing navigation through different levels of the menu structure; the implementations differ: Microsoft Word was one of the first applications to only show sub-entries of some menu entries after clicking an arrow icon on the context menu, otherwise executing an action associated with the parent entry. This makes it possible to repeat an action with the parameters of the previous execution, to better separate options from actions; the following window managers provide context menu functionality: 9wm IceWM—middle-click and right-click context menus on desktop, menubar. Titlebars, titleicon olwm openbox sawfish Context menus have received some criticism from usability analysts when improperly used, as some applications make certain features only available in context menus, which may confuse experienced users.

Context menus open in a fixed position under the pointer, but when the pointer is near a screen edge the menu will be displaced - thus reducing consistency and impeding use of muscle memory. If the context menu is being triggered by keyboard, such as by using Shift + F10, the context menu appears near the focused widget instead of the position of the pointer, to save recognition efforts. Microsoft's guidelines call for always using the term context menu, explicitly deprecate shortcut menu. Menu key Pie menu Screen hotspot

Wildlife Warriors (album)

Wildlife Warriors is a compilation album by Australian country music artist John Williamson. The album was released in November 2006 following the death of Steve Irwin and contains important environmental songs. A$1 from each sale was donated to the Wildlife Warriors conservation foundation, a charity founded by Steve and Terri Irwin. Williamson said " was a loud, proud Aussie who promoted the wonders of our ancient land with incredible enthusiasm. So if my new CD helps raise more awareness for the Wildlife Warriors' cause, that's great!" The album includes two live recording from Irwin's memorial. The album, peaked at number 78 on the ARIA Charts; the album was supported with a "Wildlife Warrior Tour" across Australia in 2007

John Landor

John Landor is conductor and music director of the London Musical Arts Orchestra. He studied at Oxford University, the Royal Academy of Music in London and the St Petersburg Conservatory under conducting teacher Ilya Musin. A semi-finalist in the Besançon International Conductors' Competition in 1991, he has conducted orchestras and opera companies in Spain, Bulgaria, Germany, France and South Africa, his recordings include releases for Pickwick Records. He is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and has presented a series at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London since 1992. John is a composer, arranger and an experienced and popular presenter of educational concerts for both children and adults, including the Mini Maestro Family Concert and Meet-the-Music series at St Martin-in-the-Fields. American-born British conductor John Landor has been Music Director of London Musical Arts Orchestra since its formation in 1985, he has conducted at major London venues such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall and St. John's Smith Square and worked with international soloists Hu Kun, Raphael Wallfisch, Alexander Baillie, Jill Gomez, Nicola Benedetti and many of Britain's finest early musicians.

He is frequent guest conductor abroad and recording in France, Italy, Russia, the Czech Republic, Romania and South Africa. John brings to his work both intimate knowledge and wide practical experience of a broad range of musical styles, he was educated at Westminster Cathedral Choir School, Oxford University, the Royal Academy of Music in London and the St Petersburg State Conservatory where he studied with the legendary Ilya Musin. His professional work includes symphony and chamber orchestra repertoire, early music, contemporary music, opera/operetta and choral-orchestral works. John is a composer, arranger and an experienced and popular presenter of educational concerts for both children and adults, he has recorded several CDs for Pickwick Records. His achievements have been recognised by election as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, London. John Landor created Music-in-Motion, an immersive and theatrical performance concept which brings a bold new aesthetic approach to the traditional classical concert.

During a Music-in-Motion concert, musicians are encouraged to embody the music whilst performing and playing from memory. John Landor said to the New York Times: “I just wanted a sense of people being inside the music, you remember things visually so much better; the amount of space in your brain that processes visual things is much bigger than what processes sound.” John Landor has been presenting the popular Mini Maestro Family Concert series for children aged 4 to 12 at St Martin-in-the-Fields since 2006, his Meet-the-Music series since 2010 at St Martin-in-the-Fields together with the London Musical Arts Orchestra. John Landor has been conducting candlelight concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London since 1992

Elena Skuin

Elena Petrovna Skuin was a Soviet, Russian – Latvian painter, graphic artist, art teacher and worked in Leningrad, a member of the Leningrad Union of Artists, regarded as one of representatives of the Leningrad school of painting, most famous for her still life painting. Elena Petrovna Skuin was born April 2, 1908 in Ekaterinodar, Kuban Oblast, Russian Empire, in the teacher's family, who arrived in the Kuban from Riga. After graduation nine-years high school she studied in 1926-1930 at the Kuban Teachers College, where she gained first professional skills of the painter. After graduating from college in 1930-1931 she taught drawing in high school in Krasnodar. Ability to draw, a bright character and a desire to improve in their chosen profession identified further choice of the path. In 1931 Elena Skuin comes to Leningrad, worked as an artist at the Stalin Metal works studied at the Institute for Advanced education of Art workers. In 1936 Elena Skuin entered at the third course of painting department of the Leningrad Institute of Painting and Architecture.

She studied of Genrikh Pavlovsky, Dmitry Mitrokhin, Rudolf Frentz. In 1939 Elena Skuin graduated from Leningrad Institute of Painting and Architecture in Alexander Osmerkin personal Art Studio, her graduate work was genre painting named "Lesson of the circle, studying the Naval Science". In October 1939 Elena Skuin was admitted to the Leningrad Union of Soviet Artists, receiving a membership card number 285. In 1940-1941, by the invitation of Professor Rudolf Frentz she works as an assistant in his studio of battle painting of the Leningrad Institute of Painting and Architecture. After the beginning of Great Patriotic War Elena Skuin and her daughter were evacuated to Kazakhstan in city Leninsk-Kuznetsk. There she worked as an artist of Drama Theater named after S. Ordzhonikidze, participated in the design of the city, as well as exhibitions of artists of Kuzbass. In 1944 Elena Skuin returned to Leningrad, she began her teaching job, first in the Secondary Art School at the Leningrad Institute of Painting and Architecture named after Ilya Repin at the Department of General Painting in Vera Mukhina Institute.

At the same time she works a lot creatively and participated in most exhibitions of Leningrad artists. She painted genre paintings, still lifes, landscapes, she worked in oil painting, charcoal drawings. The greatest success and recognition watercolors. In 1951 Elena Skuin leave teaching and move to work under contracts with LenIzo as an artist of painting, it was during this period of still life. This is evidenced by the work shown at the Spring exhibitions of Leningrad artists in 1954 and 1955 years, the Autumn exhibitions in 1956 and 1958 years. Still lifes with flowers and fruits that are painted by her in this period were frankly fictional, masterfully orchestrated and solemn talking about the fullness and joy of life. In 1960s Elena Skuin made some creative journeys in search of material for paintings, including her native Kuban land, their results led to numerous sketches done from the life paintings "Tobacco of Kuban", "In horticulture", "Tobacco", "Garden Still Life", others, as well as turn in the manner of her painting.

After trips to the Kuban tonal painting techniques are giving way to decorative painting. The leading place in her works is given color spot. For her manners are typical of a bright saturated colors, exquisite color relationships, broad painting and upbeat attitude. A peak of her decorative painting comes in the works of 1971 "Dark-blue buckets", "Still Life with red balloons". Here the color spot conveys the shape of objects with modeling just one silhouette; the brevity decision created at the same time a wide range of associations. A color of objects and familiar, becomes self-sufficient, received semi-mystical importance, with a deep richness of overtones, with a broad associative, emotional content. Among her famous paintings of this period are "Still Life with Quince", "Still Life with Fish", "Begonia", "Watering can and Roses", "Violets", "Still Life with Jug and persimmon", "Blue Still Life", "The branch of the Apricot Tree", "Wistarias", "Lacemaker", "Evening Primrose and Cyclamen", "Favorite profession.

Florists", "Lilacs", "The Apple Tree in Blossom", others. In 1970s Elena Skuin lot works in watercolor; such works as "Still Life with bluebell", "Old English china and pineapple", "Red Corner", others can be attributed her as outstanding master of watercolors. Owning a variety of watercolor techniques, she created a vivid memorable images close contemporary of the objective world, passing its aesthetic value and giving warmth things that make our everyday environment, her solo exhibitions were in Saint Petersburg. Elena Petrovna Skuin died in Leningrad in 1986, her paintings reside in State Russian Museum, in Art museums and private collections in Russia, in the U. S. Japan, England and throughout the world. Leningrad School of Painting List of 20th-century Russian painters List of painters of Saint Petersburg Union of Artists Saint Petersburg Union of Artists The Spring Exhibition of works by Leningrad artists of 1954. Catalogue. - Leningrad: Izogiz, 1954. - p. 18. The Spring Exhibition of work

Norm Augustinus

Norman Theodore Augustinus, Jr is an American writer. Augustinus was born in the Hutzel Women's Hospital in Michigan, he is Norman Augustinus, Sr.. His grandfather Bart Theodoor Augustinus was born in Amsterdam, but left the Netherlands in 1922 entering the US by way of the Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Crossing. Augustinus never met his biological father. Augustinus credits his stepfather for much of his success. Augustinus's mother gave birth to twins but the other child was stillborn. Augustinus's mother was Jewish, his grandmother Bessie was a Ukraine Jew. Known for writing humor, Augustinus studied Journalism and Communications at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan where he was an editor of the university newspaper the and writer/producer of the popular radio show, The Adventures of E-Man. While a freshman at Ferris State University Augustinus published LEONARD. During his senior year at Ferris State University Augustinus placed in an invention contest and won a cash award for a mailbox transmitter device.

A certificate and cash prize was presented to Augustinus during the dedication and open house of the Manufacturing Resource and Productivity Center. An inventor, his gadgets have been featured in publications and television shows across the United States. Augustinus' viewed'iPhone Colon Exam' invention/video was an inspiration to Patrick O'Neil the inventor of the iPhone olloclip which has sold over 75 million units worldwide. Augustinus is cited in the olloclip US patent, he has been a copywriter, run for political office hunted for treasure, appeared in over three dozen television commercials, worked toward a private pilot license. In 1991 Augustinus developed the story-line and dialogue for place mats used in over 300 McDonald's restaurants throughout Michigan, The Adventures of Tizzie Bean. Additionally, Augustinus landed a bit part in the movie Hoffa starring Jack Nicholson. Augustinus is listed in the 2003 & 2004 Edition of Marquis Who's Who in America and was nominated for the Ferris State University Distinguished Alumni Award two consecutive years in a row.

In 1999 he was accepted into the prestigious Powerhouse Theatre Program at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. He has written for newspapers and online publications such as McSweeney's Internet Tendency and he is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Screen Actor's Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Actors' Equity. In March 2013 Roll Call and a dozen other publications worldwide, published a story about an animated cartoon Augustinus created and posted on his website with regards to the Obama administration; the cartoon depicted several high ranking members of the Obama administration being laser beamed into nonexistence by a drone. The cartoon prompted a visit from the United States Secret Service. Controversial, the cartoon was viewed over 11 million times, made Augustinus the first cartoonist in the United States to be investigated by a government agency because of a cartoon. In 2014 and 2015 Augustinus stood in Columbus Circle Manhattan for hundreds of hours holding large, creatively worded banners in support of the New York City horse carriage industry, which de Blasio vowed to end upon being elected NYC mayor.

Augustinus was thanked by the Teamsters for his support in a full page notice/ad published in the New York Daily News on January 1, 2016. Augustinus is one of the earliest podcasters. In 1992 he broadcast his offbeat poems using large uncompressed wav files. In 1995 Augustinus began using RealAudio due to the dramatic increase in speed shifting his focus to the mp3 format and Podcasting in late 2004. During 2006 comical bits produced by Augustinus were broadcast weekly on Sirius Satellite Radio, his stepfather was a seasoned storyteller and involved with the Tool & Die industry in Detroit and Augustinus accompanied him when calling on clients. According to Augustinus, it was during these times that he "learned how to tell a story." In 2012 his sister Sandra committed suicide after being diagnosed with bone cancer after being treated for breast cancer. Augustinus performs his popular stand-up comedy routine regularly, his novel,'Cats and Dogs' was an Amazon Humor Best Seller, in February 2013. His novel'Bedbadger' was released January 21, 2013 and was featured on the Amazon Humor Best Seller list.

On August 26, 2015 while driving through Michigan, Augustinus saw a Jeep Cherokee lose control and roll over several times off I-75. Augustinus pulled two children from the smoking, overturned vehicle. On October 9, 2015, Augustinus was nominated for the prestigious Carnegie Medal. McSweeney's The Great Pumpkin Detroit Free Press Sunday Magazine Article Detroit Free Press Cult Icon Detroit Free Press Article Norm Augustinus Science Fair Detroit Free Press Article'Line is Fine Between Oddball and True Genius' by Rick Ratliff Village Voice'A Chat with Norm Augustinus' by Anna Merlan MLive'Man Pulls Kids Out of SUV That Flips On I-75 in Bay County' New York Daily News'NYC Man Pulls Kids From Flipped SUV On Michigan Interstate' Reference 23 Non-Patent Citations Optical Component US D763340 S1'Thank You From The Original Teamsters of New York' January 1, 2016 New York Daily News'Satirist Spooked By Would-Be Watchdog' 20