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Eucalyptus sphaerocarpa

Eucalyptus sphaerocarpa known as the Blackdown stringybark, is a species of tall forest tree, endemic to Queensland. It has rough, stringy bark on the trunk and branches, lance-shaped to curved adult leaves, flower buds in groups of seven, nine or eleven, white flowers and shortened spherical fruit. Eucalyptus sphaerocarpa is a tree that grows to a height of 45 m and forms a lignotuber, it has grey to brownish, stringy bark on the trunk and branches. Young plants and coppice regrowth have stems that are square in cross-section and dull greyish green leaves that are paler on the lower surface, elliptic to lance-shaped, 90–190 mm long and 25–60 mm wide. Adult leaves are the same shade of green to greyish on both sides, lance-shaped to curved, 75–150 mm long and 12–35 mm wide, tapering to a petiole 10–37 mm long; the flower buds are arranged in leaf axils in groups of seven, nine or eleven on a flattened, unbranched peduncle 10–18 mm long, the individual buds on pedicels 3–6 mm long. Mature buds are oval, 7 -- 4 -- 5 mm wide with a conical operculum.

Flowering has been recorded in September and the flowers are white. The fruit is a woody, shortened spherical capsule 9–12 mm long and 10–13 mm wide with the valves below rim level. Eucalyptus sphaerocarpa was first formally described in 1972 by Lawrie Johnson and Donald Blaxell in Contributions from the New South Wales Herbarium from specimens collected from the Blackdown Tableland; the specific epithet is derived from ancient Greek words meaning "spherical" and "fruit", referring to the shape of the fruit. Blackdown stringybark grows in tall, open forest and is restricted to the Blackdown Tableland west of Rockhampton; this eucalypt is classified as "least concern" under the Queensland Government Nature Conservation Act 1992. List of Eucalyptus species Farm Forestry New Zealand, Eucalyptus sphaerocarpa, my favourite durable timber species

Hongui Line

The Hongŭi Line is an electrified standard-gauge secondary line of the North Korean State Railway running from Hongŭi on the Hambuk Line to Tumangang, the border station between North Korea and Russia. From Tumangang the line continues across the border to Russia; the line from Tumangang to Rajin is double-tracked, including the entirety of the Hongŭi Line. The entirety of the North Korean section of the line is located in Sŏnbong county of Rasŏn Special City. There are service facilities for rolling stock at Tumangang Station; the line was built in the late 1940s, coinciding with the opening of a line on the Soviet Far Eastern Railway from Baranovsky to Khasan. The station at Khasan was opened on 28 September 1951, in 1952 a wooden railway bridge was built across the Tumen River to Tumangang in North Korea; the Korean-Russian Friendship Bridge across the Tumen River was commissioned on 9 August 1959, replacing the temporary wooden bridge, which had grown to be insufficient for the traffic crossing the river.

Tumangang Station is the primary transit point for trade with Russia. The main imports from Russia are crude oil. However, with the renovation and conversion to dual Russian and standard gauge of the 32 km line between Tumangang and Rajin, which includes the entirety of this line, together with the redevelopment of Rajin's port facilities to serve as a gateway to the Trans-Eurasian railway linking Korea to Europe by land, freight traffic is expected to increase in the future; the completion of these renovations has raised the capacity of the line to 12 trains each way per day, with a nominal capacity of 4 million tonnes a year. The international express train 7/8 that operates between P'yŏngyang and Moscow runs on this line between Hongŭi and Tumangang before crossing the border into Russia. There is a long-distance service between Tumangang and Tanch'ŏn Ch'ŏngnyŏn station on the P'yŏngra Line. Further, the Russian Railways operate trains 651/652 between Tumangang. A yellow background in the "Distance" box indicates that section of the line is not electrified

Florida State Road 589

The Veterans Expressway and Suncoast Parkway is a north–south toll road near the Florida Gulf Coast. Maintained and operated by Florida's Turnpike Enterprise, this 57-mile transportation corridor extends from State Road 60 in Tampa, north to U. S. Route 98 near Chassahowitzka; the Veterans Expressway was built to accommodate the increasing commuter traffic in the Tampa-St. Petersburg metropolitan area, with the Suncoast Parkway opening in 2001, extending from near the northern terminus of the Veterans Expressway to U. S. Route 98, with a possible northern extension to U. S. Route 19/U. S. Route 98 in Crystal River in Citrus County in the planning and development stages; the Veterans Expressway extends 15 miles from State Road 60 west of Tampa International Airport to Van Dyke Road in northern Hillsborough County. The southern two miles, between Courtney Campbell Causeway and Hillsborough Avenue, upgraded Eisenhower Boulevard to expressway standards with frontage roads and is not tolled. North of Hillsborough Avenue, the remaining 13 miles are tolled.

Between Courtney Campbell Causeway and Van Dyke Road, intermediate interchanges are provided at Independence Parkway, Memorial Highway, Hillsborough Avenue, Waters Avenue, Anderson Road, Linebaugh Avenue/Wilsky Boulevard, Gunn Highway, Ehrlich Road, Hutchison Road and Dale Mabry. There are six ramp plazas; the Veterans Expressway converted to all-electronic, cashless tolling in 2014. Drivers must have a SunPass or they will be billed with TOLL-BY-PLATE; the "N minus 1" formula is used for multiaxle vehicles on all Turnpike facilities except for the ticket system on the Turnpike mainline and the T ramp on the I-4 Connector. N minus 1 may be calculated by counting the number of axles, minus 1, times the passenger car toll rate at each plaza; the 42-mile-long Suncoast Parkway proceeds north from the Veterans Expressway to US 98 in Hernando County, near Chassahowitzka. Drivers of automobiles traveling the entire length of the Suncoast Parkway pay $4.75 US toll. The Suncoast Parkway is the first Florida's Turnpike Enterprise toll road to feature open road tolling.

The three mainline toll plazas on the Suncoast Parkway feature bypasses where those paying cash remain on the mainline and stop at the toll plaza while those with Sunpass or related transponders exit the mainline roadway, bypass the toll plaza and re-enter the mainline. This differs from other open road tolling locations in Florida where transponder users remain on the mainline and bypass toll booths built to the side; as part of the Suncoast Parkway project, a multi-use paved recreational trail called the Suncoast Trail was constructed parallel to the western side of the highway, opened along with the Parkway itself in 2001. The trail begins at Lutz-Lake Fern Road, continues north for 41 miles to the highway's terminus at US 98. Four miles north of State Road 54, an additional 6.5-mile paved bicycle trail connects the Suncoast Trail to the J. B. Starkey Wilderness Park in New Port Richey. Use of the Suncoast Trail is free, but in late 2010, a $2.00 parking fee was implemented at the Lutz-Lake Fern trailhead.

At the same time, Pasco County implemented a parking fee, but it was rescinded in late 2017. Motor vehicles are prohibited along the entire trail, except for Park Rangers, other authorized vehicles. For most of its length, the Suncoast Trail stays close to the parkway, separated by fences, in some places concrete barriers. Bridges that cross rivers and streams were built with enough width to accommodate trail users. Where roads cross above the parkway north of State Road 52, the trail strays from the parkway, allowing users to cross the intersecting road at-grade. Pedestrian and cyclist crossing of minor cross streets is regulated by posted signs. At busier intersections, pedestrian crossing signals are part of the traffic signal systems in place; the notable exception is at the State Road 50 interchange near Brooksville, where a dedicated overpass has been constructed to cross State Road 50 500 feet west of the main parkway. The Veterans Expressway does not accept cash, it ceased cash collection in June 2014.

The Suncoast Parkway was the first of Florida's Turnpike Enterprise expressways to feature open-road tolling when it opened in 2001. However, unlike roads that were converted into open-road tolling, the SunPass transponder users must turn their vehicle onto an off-ramp while cash users stay on the main highway route at toll plazas. During a resurfacing project in 2012-2013, the lanes were reconfigured, signage modified, to give the outer SunPass lanes the appearance of being the primary route. Access to the booths on the inner part of the roadway, was reduced to a single lane. Toll rates were adjusted statewide on October 29, 2017. SunPass users pay $5.08 to travel the entire 55-mile route. Toll-By-Plate is accepted on the Veterans Expressway section, is priced at $2.41. Toll-by-Plate users are subject to a $2.50 administrative fee, invoices are mailed monthly. Cash is accepted between Exit 14, the northern terminus at US 98. Cash users pay $4.50 to pass through the three mainline plazas. Mainline plazas are attended, change is available.

Booths at all on/off ramps are unattended, cash payments require exact change. The Veterans Expressway is the north-south portion of what was the Northwest Hillsborough Expressway proposed in the 1960s as the northwest beltway around Tampa's outer limits; as the plans finalized, the communities al

West Parley

West Parley is a village and civil parish in south-east Dorset, situated on the River Stour between Bournemouth and Ferndown and off of the B3073 road. The parish of West Parley covers an area of 4.52 square kilometres. It is about 4 miles to the closest major town of Bournemouth. West Parley has a post office, a garden centre and a church. In the 2011 census the parish had a population of 3,585. West Parley is older than both Bournemouth and Ferndown, it features in the Doomsday book when it had 60 inhabitants. At that time it had a Saxon Church, replaced by the present All Saints Church in the 12th century. There is evidence of West Parley being much older as Dudsbury Rings, to the South West of West Parley is the remains of a hill fort dated to the Iron Age, it can be seen as a defensive site that overlooks the River Stour; the walls of the fort can still be seen today. In 1870–1872 West Parley was described by John Marius Wilson in the Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales as "The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury.

The church is ancient. In the 1800s the main source of materials were gravel and clay and these were important in helping build within West Parley, the materials enabled the local community to create tracks that were passable and the clay meant that the workers could use the bricks to build houses within West Parley as well as supplying the city of Bournemouth with bricks for the construction. Over the last 200 years the population of West Parley has changed In 1801 the population of West Parley was 180, since the population has increased, the total population decreased three times since once where the population went from 180 in 1801 to 175 in 1811; the second time went from 336 in 1881 to 334 in 1891, the largest increases were during the Baby Boom from 1921 to 1951, this was when everyone was procreating tenfold due to welfare benefits and due to lower income jobs. From 1921 to 1931 the population rose from 1,130 to 1,671 and from 1931 to 1951 the population rose to a huge 2,947, this may be due to the fact that children were moved to small areas in the countryside and this can account for the drop to 2,002 people in 1961.

There is a total of 1,562 houses, the largest house is with 8 residents and there is only one of these, the majority of the housing is for 2 people and there is 733 of these households and the second amount is one person per household with 377 people. Information published by the 2011 census shows that 22.1% of the population was aged between 45–59, this means that it is the largest age group in West Parley, the second largest group in the area was 65–79 which equated to 17.1% of the total population, 79.7% of the population are aged 25 and over and the largest age group remaining out of the 20.3% is 10–14 which equates to 4.4% of the total population and so the population of West Parley is an ageing population as there are fewer younger residents. In 1881 the main employment for males was agriculture with 45 people, during this era this was the common practice and therefore this is not peculiar, however 37 females had an unknown occupation, the main occupation for females at this date was for domestic services or offices and this only had a total of 8 women which shows the inequality at the time.

According to the 2001 census the number of full-time employees aged 16–74 years of age was 733 people, the number of part-time workers was 316 and the self-employed workers equated to 290 people The main industry of employment was wholesale & retail trade. In comparison, the 2011 census shows that there was 758 full-time employees, 408 part-time workers and 335 self-employed people. Wholesale and retail trade was still the main industry of employment in 2011 with 304 people and the second largest was in fact Human health and social work activities with 174 people. In the 2001 census of the total population of 3,532 the largest ethnicity of West Parley was White British with 3,438 people, this only leaves 94 residents that are not White British, 76 of these residents are white which means that there are only 18 people of other ethnicities and this means that there is not many different ethnicities such as 5 Chinese and 13 mixed ethnicities in West Parley during 2001. In contrast in the 2011 census there was 3,460 White British out of a total population of 3,585, there are a further 78 white residents leaving 22 mixed race and 22 Asian residents as well 3 other ethnic group, this shows that there has been an increase in ethnic diversity since 2001.

Media related to West Parley at Wikimedia Commons West Parley Parish Council West Parley Residents Association Parley Sports Football Club Parley Cricket Club

Pawtucket Elks Lodge Building

The Pawtucket Elks Lodge Building is an historic site at 27 Exchange Street in the historic central business district of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The Mission/Spanish Revival building was designed by the O'Malley-Fitzsimmons Company and constructed in 1926, it is three stories in height, with its facade faced in buff brick, laid in Flemish bond, trimmed in cast stone. Unusual for Elks lodges of the time, the building's first floor was devoted to commercial tenants, with the upper floors devoted to Elks facilities; the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. National Register of Historic Places listings in Pawtucket, Rhode Island