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Premier of Queensland

The Premier of Queensland is the head of government in the Australian state of Queensland. By convention the Premier is the leader of the party with a parliamentary majority in the unicameral Legislative Assembly of Queensland; the Premier is appointed by the Governor of Queensland. The incumbent Premier of Queensland since the 2015 election is Annastacia Palaszczuk of the Labor Party. Under section 42 of the Constitution of Queensland the Premier and other members of Cabinet are appointed by the Governor and are collectively responsible to Parliament; the text of the Constitution assigns to the Premier certain powers, such as the power to assign roles to Assistant Ministers, to appoint Ministers as acting Ministers for a period of 14 days. In practice, under the conventions of the Westminster System followed in Queensland, the Premier's power is derived from two sources: command of a majority in the Legislative Assembly, the Premier's role as chair of Cabinet, determining the appointment and roles of Ministers.

Although ministerial appointments are the prerogative of the Governor of Queensland, in normal circumstances the Governor will make these appointments under the "advice" of the Premier. Following an election for the Legislative Assembly, the Governor will call on the leader of the party which commands a majority in the Legislative Assembly, ask them to commission a government. A re-elected government will be resworn, with adjustments to the ministry as determined by the Premier; the Premier has an office in the Executive Annexe of Parliament House, used while Parliament is sitting. At other times the Premier's ministerial office is in 1 William Street, across the road from the Executive Annexe. Before the 1890s, there was no developed party system in Queensland. Political affiliation labels. Before the end of the first decade of the twentieth century, political parties were more akin to parliamentary factions, were fluid and disorganised by modern standards; as of February 2015, six former premiers are alive.

The most recent premier to die was Wayne Goss, on 10 November 2014. List of premiers of Queensland by age List of Premiers of Queensland by time in office Government of Queensland Politics of Queensland

Independence Day (disambiguation)

An Independence Day is an annual event commemorating the anniversary of a nation's independence or statehood. Independence Day may refer to: Independence Day, a film starring Kathleen Quinlan Independence Day, a franchise of two science-fiction action films and other media Independence Day, the first film in the series, directed by Roland Emmerich Independence Day, a 1997 game based on the film Independence Day, a book series based on the film and its setting Independence Day: Resurgence, a 2016 sequel to the 1996 film Independence Day, a multilingual Indian film by A. R. Ramesh Independence Day, a 2000 Doctor Who novel by Peter Darvill-Evans Independence Day, a 1995 novel by Richard Ford Independence Day, a 2015 novel by Ben Coes Independence Day or Iseseisvuspäev, a 1998 novel by Kaur Kender "Independence Day" "Independence Day" "Independence Day", a song by Brave Saint Saturn from So Far from Home "Independence Day", a song by Cascada from Original Me "Independence Day", a song by the Comsat Angels from Waiting for a Miracle "Independence Day", a song by David Byrne from Rei Momo "Independence Day", a song by Elliott Smith from XO "Independence Day", a song by White Heart from Power House Independence Day, a 1990 EP by The Bruisers Independence Day, a 2010 album by King Chip Independence Day, a 2004 album by Luni Coleone Independence Day, Volume 1 and Volume 2, 2009-10 mixtapes by D. Woods "Independence Day" "Independence Day" "Independence Day" "Independence Day" "Independence Day" "Independence Day" Day of Independence, a 2003 short film aired as a PBS television special Independent Days Independents Day

Oliver Whiting Homestead

The Oliver Whiting Homestead is a historic farmstead on Old County Farm Road in Wilton, New Hampshire, just south of the County Farm Bridge. The 72-acre property was one of the region's largest dairy farms in the early 19th century, it was used as Hillsborough County's poor farm between 1867 and 1896; the main focus of the property is a large Federal-style brick house built c. 1800 by Oliver Whiting. The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982; the Whiting family was one of the wealthiest in the neighboring town of Temple, when Lt. Oliver Whiting Jr. was married in 1800. It is believed; the Whiting farm became the centerpiece of a dairy operation, by the 1850s the largest in Wilton. Oliver's son David purchased an operation in 1857 that included a daily railroad run to Boston, carrying fresh milk; the barn, with its Gothic Revival cupola, was built by the Whitings in 1846, is a good example of a bank barn, with entrances on two levels. The property was purchased by Hillsborough County in 1867, adapted for use as a poor farm.

A number of buildings were added during this period of the property's history, including a multistory almshouse, water supply infrastructure, a "pest house", a structure built out of recycled building materials located at a remove from the main building complex. Only foundations of most of these features now survive, since they were dismantled after the poor farm's closure in 1896. In the early 20th century the property was transformed into a summer estate by the Beebe family. National Register of Historic Places listings in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire

Songwe Airport

Songwe Airport referred to in flight schedules as Mbeya, is an airport in the southern highland region of Tanzania, serving the city of Mbeya and the surrounding Mbeya Region. It is 20 kilometres west of the city, off the A104 trunk road, is able to accommodate commercial jet traffic, whereas the unpaved Mbeya Airport is not; the Songwe non-directional beacon is located 4.8 nautical miles off the threshold of runway 28. Redevelopment of Songwe Airport began in 2001; the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority issued a NOTAM on 12 December 2012 saying "WEF 13 DEC 2012 new airport called Songwe opened and operational." In the past, regular services have been provided by Air Tanzania, Tropical Air, Auric Air, Fastjet Tanzania, Precision Air. List of airports in Tanzania Transport in Tanzania OurAirports - Songwe Airport OpenStreetMap - Songwe Airport Accident history for Songwe Airport at Aviation Safety Network Songwe Airport on YouTube Songwe Airport on YouTube

Stevie Murray

Stevie Murray is a Scottish professional footballer who last played for BSC Glasgow in the Lowland Football League Murray spent his youth career with Celtic Boys Club. Murray signed for Kilmarnock at the start of the 2001-02 season. Murray stayed with the Ayrshire club for 6 years. Murray joined Queen of the South on loan in the January 2007 transfer window, as part of the deal that brought Willie Gibson to Rugby Park, he was joined in Dumfries by team mate Jamie Adams, who joined Queen of the South as a loan player at the same time. Murray spent 6 months at Palmerston Park. Murray signed for Partick Thistle at the start of the 2007-08 season. Murray stayed one year with the Firhill club, where he failed to score a league goal in 28 league appearances. Murray signed a two-year contract with Dumbarton in June 2008. Murray's most memorable moment for Dumbarton was when he chipped the Berwick Rangers goalkeeper from the halfway line on 1 November 2008 in a league match that ended in a 5-2 win, he was a member of the side which won the 2008-09 Scottish Third Division title, becoming a firm fans' favourite.

He left the club in May 2010. At the end of the 2009-10 season, Murray signed for Stenhousemuir on a free transfer. After a spell in amateur football, Murray joined Lowland Football League side BSC Glasgow in June 2017. Dumbarton Scottish Division Three: Winners 2008–09 Stevie Murray at Soccerbase

Asclepias curassavica

Asclepias curassavica known as tropical milkweed, is a flowering plant species of the milkweed genus, Asclepias. It has a pantropical distribution as an introduced species. Other common names include bloodflower or blood flower, cotton bush, hierba de la cucaracha, Mexican butterfly weed, scarlet milkweed, wild ipecacuanha, it is grown as a source of food for butterflies. Notably, it attracts members such as the monarch and the queen. Typical plants are evergreen perennial subshrubs that grow up to 1 m have pale gray stems; the leaves are arranged oppositely on the stems and are lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate shaped ending in acuminate or acute tips. Like other members of the genus, the sap is milky; the flowers are in cymes with 10-20 flowers each. They have corona lobes that are yellow or orange. Flowering occurs nearly year-round; the 5–10 cm long, fusiform shaped fruits are called follicles. The follicles contain tan to brown seeds that are ovate in 6 -- 7 mm long; the flat seeds have silky hairs that allow the seeds to float on air currents when the pod-like follicles dehisce.

There are a number of different cultivars with shorter habit. Asclepias curassavica is excellent as a cut flower. However, when the stems or leaves are broken, a poisonous milky sap exudes which can cause eye injury. Asclepias curassavica is described by NatureServe as a "widespread species, ranging from southern North America through Central America and into South America."It is an introduced species in the US states of California, Hawaii, Louisiana and Texas, as well as the US unincorporated territories of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. It has been introduced and naturalized in the Chinese provinces of Anhui, Guangdong, Guizhou, Hubei, Jiangsu, Qinghai, Xizang and Zhejiang, as well as in Taiwan, it is considered an exotic plant, a weed, at the Meteor Downs South Project near Rolleston, Australia. Asclepias curassavica contains several cardiac glycosides which include asclepin, calotropin and their free genins, calactin and uzarigenin, it contains oleanolic acid, ß- sitosterol, glycosides of asclepin.

Jepson Manual — description of introduced species and non-native California distribution