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South West (Western Australia)

The South West region is one of the nine regions of Western Australia. It is so named; the South West region has an area of 23,970 km², a population of about 170,000 people, predicted to rise to 217,000 people by 2023. Bunbury is the capital of the region; the South West has a Mediterranean climate, with wet winters. About 900 mm of rain fall per year, with all of it falling between May and September. Mean maximum daily temperatures range from 16 °C in July to 34 °C in February; the economy of the South West is diverse. It is a major world producer of alumina and mineral sands, has substantial agriculture and viticulture industries, it is Western Australia's most popular tourist destination outside Perth. The South West region consists of the following local government areas: Shire of Augusta-Margaret River Shire of Boyup Brook Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes City of Bunbury City of Busselton Shire of Capel Shire of Collie Shire of Dardanup Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup Shire of Harvey Shire of Manjimup Shire of Nannup Western Australia.

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San Tommaso in Parione

San Tommaso in Parione is one of the two national churches of Ethiopia in Rome. It is dedicated to St Thomas the Apostle; the church is open to the public only between 20 and 28 September. The church has ancient origins, but the first documented date is 1139, when Pope Innocent II consecrated it, it seems certain that this was a reconsecration after a enlargement of the church. In 1449, Pope Nicholas V granted the church to the Company of Copyists of the Curia. St Philip Neri was ordained to the priesthood in the church in 1551; the present church is the result of a rebuilding in 1582. It was built to a design by Francesco Volterra by Camillo Cerrini, it was made a titular church in 1517. This status was kept until 1937, when Pope Pius XI suppressed its status due to the state of disrepair the church was in; the title was transferred to Chiesa Nuova. The church is served by the Cistercian Order; as it is the national church of Ethiopia, Mass is celebrated according to both Latin and Alexandrine rite.

The 16th century brick façade was designed by Jacopo del Duca. It has two stories, with the lower divided into three sections; the middle section has a doorway crowned by a triangular tympanon, the outer sections have windows. On the upper level is a central window crowned by a rounded tympanon; the middle section is crowned by a tympanon. Interior The nave has three aisles separated by pilasters with Ionic capitals; the nave has a visible tile roof. The high altar, set against the apse wall, has two marble columns on the sides and is crowned by a tympanon; the 17th century altarpiece depicts St Thomas. On the sides are paintings of Cardinal Gregorio Barbarigo and St Philip Neri; the latter was ordained in this church. On the left wall are frescoes from the pontificate of Innocent II. One of them depicts St Martin of Tours Dividing his Cloak. There are paintings from the 19th century, of which The Annunciation by Giuseppe Passeri is the most notable

Scott Stearney

Scott Andrew Stearney was an American naval aviator and vice admiral of the United States Navy who served as Commander of the Fifth Fleet based in Bahrain. He died in office by an apparent suicide. Stearney was a native of Illinois, he graduated from the University of Notre Dame, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Economics prior to commissioning in the United States Navy in October 1982. He subsequently entered flight training and was designated a Naval Aviator in April 1984, he graduated from Navy Fighter Weapons School and held a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University. Stearney served in numerous strike fighter squadrons flying the FA-18 Hornet, his fleet assignments included the Golden Warriors of Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-87, the Knighthawks of Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-136 and strike warfare officer for commander, Carrier Group 4. He commanded the Wildcats of VFA-131 and Carrier Air Wing Seven embarked on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, he served in Kabul, Afghanistan, as chief of staff of Joint Task Force 435 and Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435.

Ashore, Stearney served as instructor and readiness officer at Navy Fighter Weapons School, aide-de-camp to the Chief of Naval Operations, deputy director J6 United States Joint Forces Command, executive assistant to deputy commander, United States Joint Forces Command and chief of staff, Strike Force Training Atlantic. Stearney's flag assignments included: commander, United States Transportation Command's Joint Enabling Capabilities Command. Stearney served as commander, United States Naval Forces Central Command, United States Fifth Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces from May 2018 until his death on December 1, 2018. Stearney's military decorations included the Defense Superior Service Medal with Gold Star, the Legion of Merit with three Gold Stars, the Air Medal with numeral 3, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two Gold Stars, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, as well as other commendations and multiple service medals, he accumulated more than 4,500 mishap-free flight hours and over 1,000 carrier arrested landings.

Stearney was found dead in his home in Bahrain on December 2018, in an apparent suicide. Rear Admiral Paul J. Schlise, the deputy commander, assumed command of the Fifth Fleet in his stead, his death was investigated by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Ministry of the Interior of Bahrain. NCIS concluded; this article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Navy. Scott Stearney at Find a Grave