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Piper Islands National Park

The Piper Islands National Park is a national park in Far North Queensland, Australia. It lies 1977 km northwest of Brisbane, it comprises four small islands lying on the inner northern Great Barrier Reef off the eastern coast of the Cape York Peninsula in Temple Bay, between Cape Grenville and Fair Cape. The islands have been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area because they have supported over 1% of the world populations of pied imperial pigeons and black noddies. Baird Island – coral and shingle cay with mangroves growing to a canopy height of 5 m Beesley Island – cay with grasses and herbs, sharing the same reef as Baird Island Farmer Island – cay with a grass and shrub exterior and a wooded interior dominated by Pisonia grandis forest up to 4 m in height Fisher Island – coral shingle cay with shrubs and mangroves, sharing the same reef as Fisher Island Protected areas of Queensland Piper Islands National Park - State of Queensland Department of National Parks and Racing

Wetter, Hesse

Wetter is a small town in Hesse, Germany. The rather unusual designation Wetter stems from a time when the town belonged to the Prussian province of the same name, nowadays is only used by the railway – today, the railway station in town bears this name. Wetter lies in the Marburg-Biedenkopf district on the western edge of the Burgwald, a low range of hills, in the Wetschaft valley and neighbouring places about 14 km north of Marburg. To the north, Wetter borders on the town of Rosenthal in Waldeck-Frankenberg district, to the east on the town of Rauschenberg and the community of Cölbe, to the south on the community of Lahntal, to the southwest on the community of Dautphetal, to the southwest on the town of Biedenkopf and the community of Münchhausen am Christenberg, all in the Marburg-Biedenkopf district. North to south through the town's municipal area runs the Federal Highway B 252 from eastern Westphalia by way of Korbach and Frankenberg and on to Göttingen. To divert heavy traffic away from places in the Wetschaft valley, a bypass road is planned.

The Burgwaldbahn railway line connects the town with Frankenberg. The Kurhessenbahn which runs the line means to reopen the extension between Korbach. Wetter was being mentioned in documents in the 8th and 9th centuries; as of municipal elections held on 26 March 2006, the seats on Wetter Town Council are apportioned thus: Wetter's civic coat of arms might be described thus: In Or on a three-knolled hill vert a fleur-de-lis twig vert with three blossoms argent flanked by two inescutcheons, dexter in azure the Hessian Lion rampant gules and argent sinister. The two inescutcheons hark back to the time when the Hessian Landgraves held sway, to the Archbishops of Mainz. Amönau Mellnau Niederwetter Oberndorf Oberrosphe Todenhausen Treisbach Unterrosphe Warzenbach Wetter The Gothic monastery church. Town Hall – in the upper floors slated half-timbering with a spire skylight, built about 1680; the ground floor is massive. Expanded. Former synagogue –. Two-floor square half-timbered building with polygonal ridge late 19th century.

Houses – The compact and picturesque townscape consists first and foremost of half-timbered houses with forward-facing gables, most of which have slate roofs or plasterwork. After several town fires, only a few buildings from before 1629 have still been preserved; some houses exhibit Classicist doors. Remains of the mediaeval town wall with two towers; the houses at the following addresses are worth mentioning: Markt 7 – Three-floor house with forward-facing gable and a corner oriel window. On the stone ground floor a pretty Renaissance portal, marked 1570. Markt 8 – 17th century. Markt 9 – Three-floor house with forward-facing gable from the first third of the 16th century, second upper floor added about 1700. Markt 14 – Baroque half-timbered building with ornamental carvings from the late 17th century. Krämergasse 14 – House with side gables with carved infilling boards, dated 1671. Krämergasse 10 – Two-floor half-timbered building from first quarter of the 16th century; every seven years, the town holds its Grenzgangfest, recalling a time when patrolling the town's boundaries was necessary to prevent neighbourly encroachment.

The next Grenzgangfest is in 2022. Friedrich Sylburg, publisher Hermann Vultejus, German jurist Oswald Croll and pharmacist Fred Steinfort, American Football player Deutschkreutz, Austria Oostrozebeke, Belgium Reinsdorf, Saxony-Anhalt Official website

Manukau City

Manukau City was a territorial authority district in Auckland, New Zealand, governed by the Manukau City Council. The area is sometimes referred to as "South Auckland", although this term never possessed official recognition and does not encompass areas such as East Auckland, within the city boundary, it was a young city, both in terms of legal status and large-scale settlement – though in June 2010, it was the third largest in New Zealand, the fastest growing. In 2010, the entire Auckland Region was amalgamated under Auckland Council; the name Manukau, originating from the Manukau Harbour west of the city, is of Māori origin, means "wading birds", although it has been suggested that the original name of the harbour was Mānuka, meaning a marker post with which an early chief is said to have claimed the area. Manukau City was formed by the amalgamation of Manukau County and Manurewa Borough in 1965; the city expanded in a 1989 New Zealand-wide re-organisation of local government, absorbing Papatoetoe City and Howick Borough, but losing some land to the newly formed Papakura District.

On 1 November 2010, Manukau City Council was abolished, the governed area was amalgamated into the Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura, Franklin wards of the new Auckland "super city". The Manukau City area is concentrated to the south of the Otahuhu isthmus, the narrowest connection between Auckland City and the Northland region and the rest of the North Island. At its narrowest, between the Otahuhu Creek arm of the Tamaki River in the east and the Mangere Inlet to the west, the isthmus is only some 1500 metres across; the area to the south of the isthmus contains the heart of Manukau, sprawled on either side of state highways 1 and 20, the latter of which approaches from the west after crossing Mangere Bridge. The area known as Manukau Central is located close to the junction of these two highways, some 20 kilometres southeast of the centre of Auckland city. Considerable rural and semi-rural land to the east of Manukau Central was within the city council district; this extended towards the Hunua Ranges close to the Firth of Thames, took in such communities as Clevedon and Maraetai.

Beyond Manukau City to the south is Papakura and the Franklin District, which are less urban, but still part of the Auckland Region, to some extent regarded as an integral part of Auckland's urban area. Auckland Airport is located in Mangere, in the west of Manukau, close to the waters of the Manukau Harbour. Manukau City includes the theme park Rainbow's End, one of the oldest shopping malls in the country, now called Westfield Manukau City. In 2009, work started on the Manukau Branch passenger railway line from the North Island Main Trunk at Puhinui; the branch line opened on 15 April 2012 with Manukau railway station as the terminus for Eastern Line services. The Manukau Institute of Technology university campus building is built over the top of the station, which serves the Manukau city centre. On 7 April 2018, a 23-bay bus station was opened on a lot adjacent to the train station to create a transport hub serving most of the southern Auckland Region. For some years before the 1989 re-organisation of local government, Manukau City had the highest population of any city or district in the country.

Like most of the rest of the region, Manukau is ethnically diverse, is home to many peoples Māori and members of Polynesian ethnicities, with a recent concentration of Asians in and near Howick. It is densely populated by New Zealand standards, despite having few apartments; as of the late 2000s less than 50% of the city's population identifies as European, with 17% as Māori, 27% as Pacific, 15% as Asian, with the balance made up of other groups. Manukau City was divided into seven wards. Manukau City had an elected Youth Council which acted as an advisory committee and advocate for youth in the city. Utsunomiya, Japan Official website until 1 November 2010 Manukau Directory and Info Manukau Street Map Manukau City Youth Council

Corona High School

Corona Senior High School is a California Distinguished School high school in the city of Corona, California, a growing city in the Inland Empire of Southern California. CHS is one of eight high schools in the Corona-Norco Unified School District. CHS was the first high school in the area, established in 1894 when high school students met in the upper floor of the Corona Grammar school located in what now is called Victoria Park; the first actual High School opened in 1907. It was built in the Classic Revival style with columns and lots of steps on the front, on the west side of Main Street between Grand Boulevard and Olive street; this campus remained a high school until 1923, when the number of students outgrew the available classroom space. The second Corona High School was constructed, in the Mediterranean Revival style, at 815 West Sixth Street; this campus was designed by G. Stanley Wilson, an exceptional architect from Riverside, who had designed parts of the Mission Inn; this campus remained in use as a high school until December 1960, when once again, the number of students exceeded its capacity After the high school moved from its second campus, the campus became Corona's Civic Center and City Hall.

The second high school building is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The high school was relocated to 1150 West Tenth Street during the 1960–61 school year to accommodate a growing number of students wishing to attend. There were no graduates in 1897. Corona High School has a diverse student population of more than 4,000 students including. White students make up 35.1% of the student population. As of 2005 it was reported that 45.1% of the students at Corona High School come from socioeconomically disadvantaged homes. Although nearly half the students come from disadvantaged families, they comprise one of the highest graduation levels in the state with 94.6%. Assertive Discipline at Corona High School is a consistency-based approach to classroom and school discipline, it is designed to create a positive educational atmosphere and provide educators with skills and confidence necessary to reduce discipline problems. Every classroom has a set of assertive discipline program charts posted in the room.

Teachers discuss the rules and the positive and negative consequences of the program with their students. The practices and procedures for discipline and truancy are aimed at teaching responsibility and building positive self-esteem; each student receives. Corona High School exhibits pride, high morale and discipline, respect for individual rights and responsibilities. In the 2005–2006 school year there were a total of 337 suspensions and 20 expulsions at Corona High School, well below the District average. Corona's course offerings reflect the diversity of the school community. Classes offered include career/technical classes and advance placement, a four-year AVID program, English acquisition, sheltered classes in core subjects and performing arts, special education. All students are offered a core academic curriculum. Advanced Placement and honors courses are offered in Math, Language Arts, Social Science, Foreign Language. Educational programs are provided to enhance the educational opportunities for disadvantaged, ESL, Special Education students.

Students have the opportunity to enroll in advanced placement courses at Corona High School. Students who pass an optional end-of-course exam receive college credit. Of the 302 Advanced Placement Exams taken in Music Theory, English Literature and Spanish Languages, Calculus and Social Sciences, 61% passed; the school district passing rate was 48.2%. The Riverside County, California state and national passing rates were 45.6%, 57.1%, 59.6% respectively. The instructional program at Corona High School is based on the state's Academic Content Standards. Higher-level thinking skills are emphasized at all grade levels for all students. Teachers use criterion-referenced tests, teacher-made tests, common benchmark assessments and observations to assess student performance. Planning days and minimum days enable teachers to appropriately plan the cooperative delivery of instruction in support of the core curriculum to all students. Teachers are an important part of the leadership of Corona High School.

The staff serves on grade-level and subject-department teams to plan curriculum and recommend solutions to problems. Staff members learn from each other, both formally and informally. Students with special needs are served in a variety of ways; the Student Study Team is a site-based group that works to provide modifications of and accommodations to the general education program. Modifications or accommodations could be provided by support personnel, such as school counselors, nurses, or psychologists. Intensive modifications/accommodations may require special education services which include, but are not limited to, special education itinerant services, resource specialists or special day class programs. Corona High School offers a full range of sports, many of which have participated in CIF playoffs, and/or have won CIF Divisional championships. Booster clubs have added significant strength to many of the organizations. Fall Sports: Football, Boys Water Polo, Boys Cross Country, Girls Cross Country, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball, Girls Pep Squad.

Winter Sports: Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Girls S

Paul Shackerley

Paul Shackerley is an Anglican priest of the Church in Wales and is the current Dean of Brecon. Shackerley studied for ordination at Chichester Theological College from 1991 to 1993, gaining a Diploma in Theology and Ministry. In 1996 he had gained a Master of Arts degree in Theology from King's College London. In 2007 he had completed his PhD awarded by the University of Sheffield on the role of theology and the Church of England in urban contexts, entitled "The Church in the City: Partnership and Hospitality". Following service in the Royal Army Medical Corps, Shackerley was commissioned as a Church Army officer in 1983 and served as a parish evangelist for St Martin’s Parish Church, Birmingham St Andrew’s Parish Church, London, before he began training for ordination to the priesthood in the Church of England. Shackerley was ordained at St Paul’s Cathedral and served his title parish as the curate of All Souls’ Harlesden, from 1993 to 1996 and became vicar of All Saints with St Michael’s Parish Church, from 1996 to 2002.

From 2002 he was a canon residentiary and the vice-dean of Sheffield Cathedral and chair of the Cathedral Archer Project. From 2010 to 2014 he was the vicar of Doncaster Minster before taking up the post of Dean of Brecon in September 2014. Paul Shackerley Esq Captain Paul Shackerley The Revd Father Paul Shackerley The Revd Canon Paul Shackerley The Revd Canon Dr Paul Shackerley The Very Revd Dr Paul Shackerley

Horatio Gates Onderdonk House

Horatio Gates Onderdonk House is a historic home located at Manhasset in Nassau County, New York. It was built in 1836 and is a Greek Revival style building with a two-story, three bay central mass flanked by one story, one bay wings, it features a giant portico supported by four Doric order columns. By 1933, the Onderdonk farm was purchased for development by Levitt and Sons, who built the neighboring North Strathmore community; the house served as an office facility for the development, until the formation of the Strathmore Association, a membership organization composed of the owners of Strathmore property. The house and four corner plots adjoining "The Circle" were conveyed to the association on December 3, 1936, the property has been maintained by the Strathmore Association since that time, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Historic American Buildings Survey No. NY-537, "Judge Horatio Gates Onderdonk House, Strathmore Road & Rolling Hill Road, Nassau County, NY", 12 photos, 9 measured drawings, 6 data pages, supplemental material