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Shire of Gayndah

The Shire of Gayndah was a local government area located in the northern catchment of the Burnett River, Australia. The shire covered an area of 2,709.3 square kilometres, existed as a local government area from 1866 until 2008, when it amalgamated with several other shires to form the North Burnett Region. Major activities in the shire included citrus production and timber; the first local government in the area was the Borough of Gayndah, serving the town of Gayndah, created on 28 November 1866 under the Municipal Corporations Act 1864. Under the Divisional Boards Act 1879, the Rawbelle Division was created on 11 November 1879 to serve the surrounding rural area with a population of 755; the headquarters of the Rawbelle Division was in the town of Gayndah and the first meeting of the divisional board was held on 29 March 1880 and the first elected chairman was Berkeley Moreton, who would inherit the title Earl of Ducie. On 31 March 1903, following the enactment of the Local Authorities Act 1902, the Borough of Gayndah became the Town of Gayndah and Rawbelle Division became Shire of Rawbelle.

The Shire of Rawbelle was renamed Shire of Gayndah on 17 March 1923, on 24 May 1924 the Town of Gayndah was amalgamated into the Shire of Gayndah. On 15 March 2008, under the Local Government Act 2007 passed by the Parliament of Queensland on 10 August 2007, the Shire of Gayndah merged with the Shires of Eidsvold, Monto and Perry to form the North Burnett Region. 1880 Berkeley Moreton, 4th Earl of Ducie 1917: H. E. M. Leggett 1927: H. E. M. Leggett H. E. M. Leggett was chairman of the shire for 25 years; the Shire of Gayndah included the following settlements: Gayndah Ban Ban Springs Binjour Byrnestown Gooroolba Ideraway Wetheron


The garganey is a small dabbling duck. It breeds in much of Europe and western Asia, but is migratory, with the entire population moving to southern Africa, India and Australasia in winter, where large flocks can occur; this species was first described by Linnaeus in 1758. Like other small ducks such as the common teal, this species rises from the water with a fast twisting wader-like flight, their breeding habitat is grassland adjacent to steppe lakes. The first formal description of the Garganey was by the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus in 1758 in the tenth edition of his Systema Naturae, he introduced the binomial name Anas querquedula. A molecular phylogentic study comparing mitochondrial DNA sequences published in 2009 found that the genus Anas, as defined, was non-monophyletic; the genus was subsequently split into four monophyletic genera with ten species including the Garganey moved into the resurrected genus Spatula. This genus had been proposed by the German zoologist Friedrich Boie in 1822.

The name Spatula is the Latin for a "spoon" or "spatula". The specific epithet is derived from Latin querquedula, a word believed to represent to its call; the common English name dates from the 17th century and comes from Lombard language gargenei, the plural of garganell, which comes from the Late Latin gargala "tracheal artery". The English usage owes its origins to Conrad Gesner who used the Italian name in the third volume of his Historiae Animalium of 1555; the adult male is unmistakable, with its brown head and breast with a broad white crescent over the eye. The rest of the plumage is grey, with loose grey scapular feathers It has legs. In flight it shows a pale blue speculum with a white border; when swimming it will show prominent white edges on its tertials. His crown is dark and face is reddish brown; some care is needed in separating the brown female from the similar common teal, but the stronger face markings and more frequent head-shaking when dabbling are good indicators. Confusion with the female of the blue-winged teal is possible, but the head and bill shape is different, the latter species has yellow legs.

Pale eyebrow, dark eye line, pale lore spot bordered by a second dark line. These birds feed by skimming rather than upending; the male has a distinctive crackling mating call. Garganey are rare breeding birds in the British Isles, with most breeding in quiet marshes in Norfolk and Suffolk. In Ireland a few pairs breed with occasional breeding elsewhere; the garganey is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds applies. The status of the garganey on the IUCN Red List is Least Concern. "Garganey". Encyclopædia Britannica. 11. 1911. BirdLife species factsheet for Spatula querquedula RSPB Birds by Name: Garganey "Garganey media". Internet Bird Collection. Ageing and sexing by Gerd-Michael Heinze & Javier Blasco-Zumeta "Spatula querquedula". Avibase. Garganey photo gallery at VIREO Interactive range map of Spatula querquedula at IUCN Red List maps Audio recordings of Garganey on Xeno-canto

Radoslav Kováč

Radoslav Kováč is a Czech former professional footballer who last played both in midfield and in defence. He played for Sigma Olomouc, Sparta Prague, Spartak Moscow, West Ham United, FC Basel and Slovan Liberec. At international level, he represented the Czech Republic's U-21 and senior team. Having come through the ranks of Sigma Olomouc, Kováč joined Sparta Prague in 2004. In July 2005, he moved to Russia. During a Moscow derby against Lokomotiv Moscow on 20 July 2008, Kováč received a yellow card for tackling a fan who invaded the pitch. On 30 January 2009, he moved on loan to West Ham United for the remainder of the 2008–09 season, he made his debut for West Ham on 25 February 2009 in a 2–0 FA Cup defeat to Middlesbrough. His first goal for West Ham came in their 3–1 away defeat to Everton on 16 May 2009. Kováč signed a permanent contract with West Ham United on 11 August 2009 on a three-year contract, he scored his first goal of the 2009–10 season against Portsmouth in the 89th minute on 26 December, playing 90 minutes in a 2–0 win at Upton Park.

At the end of the 2010–11 season, with twelve months left on his contract and after 62 league and cup appearances, Kováč left West Ham United. In July 2011 Kováč joined reigning Swiss Super League champions F. C. Basel for an undisclosed fee on a two-year contract, he made his debut for his new club on 16 July 2011 in the Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf in the 1–1 away draw against BSC Young Boys. At the end of the 2011–12 season he won the Double, the League Championship title and the Swiss Cup with Basel. Kováč scored his first goal for Basel in the 1–1 away draw against Sion on 4 August 2012. Kováč made his debut on 9 October 2004 in a 1–0 friendly win against Romania. Kováč appeared for his nation in the 2006 World Cup and Euro 2008. With the Czech Republic failing to qualify for the 2010 World Cup, Kováč announced his retirement from international football in January 2010, in order to focus on his club career. Scores and results list Czech Republic's goal tally first. Basel Swiss Super League champion: 2012 Swiss Cup winner: 2012 Radoslav Kováč at Soccerbase Radoslav Kováč at FAČR Premier League profile

2013 ITF Men's Circuit

The 2013 ITF Men's Circuit is the 2013 edition of the entry level tour for men's professional tennis, is the third tier tennis tour below the Association of Tennis Professionals, World Tour and Challenger Tour. It is organised by the International Tennis Federation who additionally organizes the ITF Women's Circuit, an entry level tour for women's professional tennis. Future tournaments are organized to offer either $10,000 or $15,000 in prize money and tournaments which offering hospitality to players competing in the main draw give additional ranking points which are valid under the ATP ranking system, are to be organized by a national association or approved by the ITF Men's Circuit Committee; the tournaments are played on a rectangular flat surface referred to as a tennis court. The dimenstion of a tennis court are defined and regulated by the ITF and the court is 23.78 meters long, 10.97 meters wide. Its width is 8.23 meters for singles matches and 10.97 meters for doubles matches. Tennis is played on a variety of surfaces and each surface has its own characteristics which affect the playing style of the game.

There are four main types of courts depending on the materials used for the court surface, hard and carpet courts with the ITF classifying five different pace settings ranging from slow to fast. Countries that are hosting a tournament in 2013, but did not in 2012. Belarus Cyprus Denmark El Salvador Gabon Guam Hungary Senegal General"2013 ITF Men's Circuit". Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved 11 March 2014. Specific International Tennis Federation official website

Low Stars

Low Stars is a musical project of Dave Gibbs and Chris Seefried, that captures the sound of classic bands like Crosby and Nash and The Eagles. Low Stars began when Dave Gibbs was holding his annual benefit for the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund. Chris Seefried was on the bill, as well as Jude, added at the last minute. At the time, Gibbs was playing on another project with Jeff Russo. Afterwards, the group ended up singing on Russo's front porch in Hollywood; when a girl inside heard the music they were playing she commented that she missed that kind of music and the idea for the project was born. Starbucks Entertainment's attention was caught by the project and they offered to add them to their Hear Music Debut series, designed to introduce Starbucks customers to upcoming artists. Hear Music distributes the music via a record label and a XM satellite radio station, played in Starbucks Cafes; the Low Stars eponymous album was produced by George Drakoulias and released in Starbucks stores across America.

The songs "Child" and "Calling All Friends", the theme song from ABC's What About Brian, were performed live on Last Call with Carson Daly. They toured nationally to promote the first album, including a performance at Carnegie Hall to celebrate the music of Bruce Springsteen; the song "Just around The Corner" was featured in Paste magazine and was the featured video from the album. Dave Gibbs: Acoustic guitar and vocals. Gibbs was a founding member of the critically acclaimed 90s alt-pop band Gigolo Aunts, he plays bass live with Tom Morello's band and directs the music for Broadway hit musical Rock of Ages. Chris Seefried: Acoustic/electric guitar, bass and production. Seefried's former projects include Gods Child and Joe 90. In 2008 Seefried released his first solo album, titled Denim Blue, he is producing and co-writing for hit band Fitz and the Tantrums. "Low Stars epk", directed by Ehud Lazin "Calling All Friends" "Child" "Just Around The Corner", directed by Claire Tailyour "Low Stars and Friends", directed by Ehud Lazin Chris Seefried website Hear Music website Low Stars media page

Roland English

Roland Léo English was a Progressive Conservative party member of the House of Commons of Canada. Born in Rivière-au-Renard, Quebec, he was a manufacturer and teacher by career; as an industrialist, he was president of Quebec Metal Products Company Ltd. From 1928 to 1935, English was a professor at St. Roch Academy. In 1935, he was an unsuccessful candidate for a Quebec provincial legislature seat, his first attempt at federal office was in the 1953 federal election where he was defeated by Liberal candidate Léopold Langlois at the Gaspé riding. He defeated Langlois in the 1957 election was re-elected at Gaspé in the 1958 and 1962 federal elections, his House of Commons career ended in the 1963 election when he was defeated by Liberal candidate Alexandre Cyr. English made one further attempt to return to Parliament in the 1965 federal election at the Matapédia—Matane riding, but was unsuccessful there. From 18 November 1959 to 17 November 1961, English served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries from 18 January to 19 April 1962, he was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries.

Roland English – Parliament of Canada biography "Roland-Léo English / Professeur - Inspecteur des Pêcheries". The Quebec History Encyclopedia. Marianopolis College. Retrieved 30 October 2009