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Stirling Range National Park

Stirling Range National Park is a national park in the Great Southern region of Western Australia 337 km south-east of Perth. It protects the Stirling Ranges, or Koikyennuruff, a range of mountains and hills over 65 km wide from west to east, stretching from the highway between Mount Barker and Cranbrook eastward past Gnowangerup. Notable features include Toolbrunup, Bluff Knoll - the tallest peak in the southwestern region, a silhouette called The Sleeping Princess, visible from the Porongurup Range. Popular recreational activities in the park include bushwalking and gliding. Camping is permitted only in Moingup campsite within the park boundaries. Other peaks which have tracks include Talyuberlup Peak and Mt Magog. A premier walk known as The Stirling Ridge Walk is done over 2 days and includes Ellen Peak and Bluff Knoll; the traditional owners are the Mineng and Koreng groups of the Noongar peoples who have inhabited the region for tens of thousands of years. The noongar know the range as Koi Kyenunu-ruff.

The area was important to Indigenous Australians with the surrounding lowlands providing many sources of food. The women gathered seeds and fruit while men hunted kangaroos and other animals; the first European to sight the range was Matthew Flinders in January 1802 while he was exploring of the southern coast of Australia. He named the range Mount Rugged. Ensign Dale climbed Toolbrunup. Stirling Range was named by the surveyor John Septimus Roe in 1835 after the Governor of the Swan River Colony, James Stirling though Stirling never visited the area. Sandalwood cutters established a track through the park in about 1848. European settlers arrived in the late 1800s around Amelup and farmed much of the surrounding areas. John Forrest made a cairn at the summit; the boundaries of the park were first suggested by Jas Hope, the Chief Draftsperson of the Lands and Survey Department, in 1908 and approved by N. J. Moore, the Minister of Lands at the time; the National Park was gazetted in 1913 and the first park ranger was appointed in 1964.

The park was listed as a National Heritage place in 2006. The area is of great biogeographic and evolutionary interest and displays one of the richest floras in the world; the park provides an important refuge for a large diversity of Australia's native plants and animals. Despite the low soils fertility the area supports over 1,500 different plant species with over 87 of the species found only in the area of the park. Five major vegetation communities are known in the park with thicket and mallee-heath at higher elevations and woodlands and salt lake communities on the lower slopes and plains; the park has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area because it supports populations of endangered short-billed black cockatoos and western whipbirds, is visited by endangered long-billed black-cockatoos. Many native mammals are found in the park including the western pygmy possum and the western grey kangaroo. Deeper shaded gullies support a range ancient species including land snails, trapdoor spiders and giant earthworms that date back over millions of years.

Protected areas of Western Australia

John Dalrymple, 12th Earl of Stair

John James Hamilton Dalrymple, 12th Earl of Stair, styled Viscount Dalrymple between 1903 and 1914, was a Scottish soldier and Conservative Party Unionist Party, politician. The son of John Dalrymple, 11th Earl of Stair, Dalrymple was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Scots Guards on 16 February 1898, promoted to lieutenant on 11 October 1899, he fought in the Second Boer War, where he took part in the march to occupy the Boer capitals Bloemfontein and Pretoria, was present at the successive Battles of Diamond Hill and Bergendal. Following the end of hostilities in early June 1902, he left Cape Town on board the SS Orotava, arrived at Southampton the next month, he fought in the First World War. He was captured by the Germans during the Great Retreat in 1914 and remained a prisoner until 1917 when he was repatriated for medical reasons, due to degradation in his eyesight, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in 1919, retired the same year at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Lord Dalrymple sat as Member of Parliament for Wigtownshire from 1906 to 1914, when he succeeded his father in the earldom and entered the House of Lords.

Lord Stair was Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1927 and 1928. On 20 October 1904, Dalrymple married Violet Evelyn Harford, only daughter of Col. Frederick Henry Harford and Florence Helen Isabella Parsons, granddaughter of Lawrence Parsons, 2nd Earl of Rosse, they had six children: Lady Jean Margaret Florence Dalrymple. Arthur Niall Talbot Rankin, a Scots Guards officer in the Emergency Reserve, she was a Lady in Waiting to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother from 1947–1982. John Aymer Dalrymple, 13th Earl of Stair Lady Marion Violet Dalrymple Captain The Honourable Hew North Dalrymple The Honourable Andrew William Henry Dalrymple, joint founder of Chilton Aircraft, killed in a plane crash Major The Honourable Colin James Dalrymple Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Stair

United States Commission of Fine Arts

The U. S. Commission of Fine Arts is an independent agency of the federal government of the United States, was established in 1910; the CFA has review authority over the "design and aesthetics" of all construction within Washington, D. C. In accordance with the Old Georgetown Act, the CFA appoints the Old Georgetown Board; the Old Georgetown Board has design review authority over all semipublic and private structures within the boundaries the Georgetown Historic District. The CFA was granted approval authority by the Shipstead-Luce Act over the design and height of public and private buildings which front or abut the grounds of the United States Capitol, the grounds of the White House, Pennsylvania Avenue NW extending from the Capitol to the White House, Lafayette Square, Rock Creek Park, the National Zoological Park, the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, Potomac Park, the National Mall and its constituent parks; the CFA mandate does not apply to the United States Capitol, the Library of Congress, or the other properties and locations overseen by the Architect of the Capitol.

President George Washington granted the government of the District of Columbia the power to regulate architectural design and urban planning. These powers were suspended by President James Monroe in 1822. In the wake of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, the Cosmos Club and American Institute of Architects formed the Public Art League, a new organization whose purpose was to lobby for a new agency of the federal government to approve the design or purchase of art and architecture by the federal government. Legislation was proposed in Congress in 1897, but failed to pass because members of Congress wanted an advisory board rather than one which could deny Congress the ability to award commissions as part of the spoils system. In 1900, the United States Congress created the Senate Park Commission to reconcile competing visions for the development of Washington, D. C. and the National Mall and nearby areas. The commission's plan for development of the city, popularly known as the McMillan Plan, proposed the razing of all residences and other buildings on Lafayette Square and building tall, Neoclassical government office buildings with facades of white marble around the square to house executive branch offices.

It proposed clearing large spaces north and south of the National Mall, realigning some streets, constructing major new museums and public buildings along the Mall's length. The commission proposed significant expansion of the district's park system, the creation of a system of parkways, extensive renovation and beautification of existing parks. Over the next few years, the President and Congress established several new agencies to supervise the approval and construction of new buildings in the District of Columbia to carry out the McMillan Plan: The Commission of Fine Arts in 1910 to review and advise on the design of new structures, the Public Buildings Commission in 1916 to make recommendations regarding the construction of buildings to house federal agencies and offices, the National Capital Parks and Planning Commission in 1924 to oversee planning for the District. On January 11, 1909, a committee of the American Institute of Architects asked President Theodore Roosevelt to establish an independent federal agency to advise the government on architecture, painting, parks and other artistic works requiring design.

Roosevelt wrote back the same day. On January 19, 1909, Roosevelt issued Executive Order 1010, he requested that the AIA name 30 individuals to the council, he instructed the Cabinet to seek the council's advice in matters of architecture, building site selection, landscaping and sculpture. The Council met only once, on February 9, 1909, during which it approved the site for the Lincoln Memorial. William Howard Taft was inaugurated as President in March 1909. Taft revoked Executive Order 1010 on May 21, 1909. There are differing explanations for Taft's actions. Historians Sue Kohler and Christopher Thomas state that Taft supported the idea of a fine arts commission, but wanted it to have a basis in legislation, but a contemporary report in the Washington Post noted that the council was controversial, Congress had passed legislation prohibiting the expenditure of funds for any federal body not established by law. The newspaper said. In 1909, Senator Elihu Root drafted legislation establishing an advisory commission of fine arts.

Representative Samuel W. McCall introduced the bill, H. R. 19962, into the United States House of Representatives. The House passed the legislation on February 9, 1910; the House bill made the members of the commission subject to approval by the Senate, gave their term of office as four years, their qualifications as artists "of repute". In addition to having an advisory capacity on all questions of art and design, the commission was given final say on the selection of sites for monuments and statues. Root managed the House bill through the Senate. Speaker Joseph Gurney Cannon opposed the bill, it was bottled up the Committee on the Library, but in mid-March, a group of renegade Republicans joined forces with Democrats to strip Speaker Cannon of much of his power. The fine arts commission bill passed through the committee and was brought up for a vote on the Senate floor; the Senate amended the bill, passed it on May 3, 1910. One amendment, to bar statues of any person not dead 50 years, was turned down.

The Senate changed the qualificat

Russell Tribunal

The Russell Tribunal known as the International War Crimes Tribunal, Russell-Sartre Tribunal, or Stockholm Tribunal, was a private People’s Tribunal organised in 1966 by Bertrand Russell, British philosopher and Nobel Prize winner, hosted by French philosopher and writer Jean-Paul Sartre, along with Lelio Basso, Ken Coates, Ralph Schoenman, Julio Cortázar and several others. The tribunal investigated and evaluated American foreign policy and military intervention in Vietnam; this had taken place in the decade following the 1954 defeat of French forces at Diên Biên Phu and the establishment of North and South Vietnam. Bertrand Russell justified the establishment of this body as follows: If certain acts and violations of treaties are crimes, they are crimes whether the United States does them or whether Germany does them. We are not prepared to lay down a rule of criminal conduct against others which we would not be willing to have invoked against us; the tribunal was constituted in November 1966, was conducted in two sessions in 1967, in Stockholm and Roskilde, Denmark.

Bertrand Russell's book on the armed confrontations underway in Vietnam, War Crimes in Vietnam, was published in January 1967. His postscript called for establishing this investigative body; the findings of the tribunal were ignored in the United States. Additional tribunals have been conducted in the following decades on the same model, using the denomination Russell Tribunal. E.g. The Russell Tribunal on Latin America focused on human rights violations in the military dictatorships of Argentina and Brazil, on Chile's military coup d'état, on Human Rights in Psychiatry, on Iraq, on Palestine; the tribunal has been subject to criticism by some historians and activists who argue against its lack of standing. Representatives of 18 countries participated in the two sessions of this tribunal, which formally organized as the International War Crimes Tribunal; the tribunal committee consisted of 25 notable figures, predominantly individuals from leftist peace organisations. Many of these individuals were winners of the Nobel Prize, Medals of Valor, awards of recognition in humanitarian and social fields.

Neither Vietnam nor the United States was directly represented by any individual on the 25-member panel, although a couple of members were American citizens. More than 30 individuals provided information to this tribunal. Among them were military personnel from the United States, as well as from each of the warring factions in Vietnam. Financing for the Tribunal came from many sources, including a large contribution from the North Vietnamese government after a request made by Russell to Ho Chi Minh; the Russell Tribunal II on Latin America followed. Wolfgang Abendroth, JD, Professor of Political Science, Marburg University Tariq Ali and political campaigner Günther Anders and philosopher Mehmet Ali Aybar, international lawyer. J. Ayer, British philosopher and logician James Baldwin, African-American novelist and essayist Lelio Basso, international lawyer. President of PSIUP. Julio Cortázar, Argentine writer and essayist Lázaro Cárdenas, former President of Mexico Stokely Carmichael, American civil rights activist, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Lawrence Daly, General Secretary, UK National Union of Mineworkers Simone de Beauvoir, French writer and philosopher Vladimir Dedijer, MA, JD, Tribunal chairman and President of Sessions, historian David Dellinger, American pacifist.

Isaac Deutscher, German historian Miguel Ángel Estrella, ambassador to UNESCO Haika Grossman, Israeli liberation fighter, jurist Gisèle Halimi, French lawyer. Bertrand Russell, peace activist. Alice Walker, American author and activist Peter Weiss, German playwright, novelist. Has the American army made use of or experimented with new weapons or weapons forbidden by the laws of war? Has there been bombardment of targets of a purely civilian character, for example hospitals, sanatoria, etc. and on what scale has this occurred? Have Vi

Molodyozhnaya Station (Antarctica)

Molodyozhnaya was a Soviet Russian research station in East Antarctica at 67°40′S 45°50′E. After being mothballed in 1990, it was reopened in 2006 to operate on a seasonal basis. In Russian, the station is sometimes referred to as the capital of Antarctica. Molodyozhnaya Station is located in the Thala Hills, 500–600 meters inland from the coast on the southern shore of Alasheyev Bight in the Cosmonaut Sea, at 42 meters above sea level; the area around the station is composed of rocky ridges separated by snow-covered depressions and lakes. The sea near the station is covered in pack ice for much of the year, out to a distance of as much as 100 km at the end of winter; the rise to the summit of the massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet begins 1.5-2.0 km from the shore. Kheis Glacier is located in 15 km east of the station, Campbell Glacier is the same distance to the southwest; the site was opened in February 1962, used as a launch site for suborbital meteorological sounding rockets. From 25 May 1969 and 26 December 1990, 1104 M-100 model research sounding rockets were launched from Molodyozhnaya Station.

On 28 February 1979, the MMR06 model was launched from Molodyozhnaya. This was the only instance of this model rocket being launched from Molodyozhnaya Station. Funding for meteorological research became scarce during the late 1980s, as the Soviet Union was collapsing. Launches of the M-100 abruptly ended in 1990, the station was mothballed. In the 1990s, several scientific and environmental studies were undertaken in the area to fulfill the requirements of the Protocol for the Defence of Nature in the Antarctic Treaty System, but the station wasn't reopened. In February 2006, Valeriy Lukin, the head of the Russian Antarctic Expedition, said:There are plans to open the mothballed stations Molodyozhnaya and Russkaya in the 2007-2008 season; this will bring great benefits because these stations are located in the Pacific section of Antarctica, poorly covered by scientific studies. Since 2006, it has operated on a seasonal basis; when open during the Antarctic summer there is occasional amateur radio operation by station personnel.

The average temperature varies to around 0 °C in January. History of Antarctica List of Antarctic expeditions List of Antarctic research stations List of Antarctic field camps Airports in Antarctica Soviet Antarctic Expedition Official website Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute Molodezhnaya website at Encyclopedia Astronautica AARI Molodezhnaya Station page COMNAP Antarctic Facilities COMNAP Antarctic Facilities Map

Morten Bisgaard

Morten Bisgaard is a Danish football coach and former professional football player, who played as a midfielder. He played eight games and scored one goal for the Denmark national football team, represented his country at the 2000 European Championship. At club level he played for Randers Freja, OB, Viborg FF and F. C. Copenhagen in Denmark, as well as for Udinese in Italy and Derby County in England, he now works as a expert on football on the Danish TV channel TV2 Denmark. Born in Randers, Bisgaard started playing football with his local club Hadsten Gymnastikforening at the age of 6, he moved to Randers Freja at the age of 12. While playing for Randers Freja, he debuted for the Danish under-19 national team in October 1990, 16 years old, he made his senior debut for Randers Freja in the Danish 2nd Division West during the 1991–92 season. In July 1992, he moved to OB in the top-flight Danish Superliga championship, he stayed another half year while finishing his education. In January 1993, Bisgaard was loaned out to Viborg FF in the Danish 1st Division, helped the club win promotion for the Superliga in the summer 1993.

Bisgaard started his OB career in the summer 1993. He was a part of the OB team that eliminated multiple European Cup winners Real Madrid from the international 1994–95 UEFA Cup tournament. OB had lost the first match 2–3 at home in Odense. In the second game, Bisgaard came on as a substitute for wingback Steen Nedergaard. 15 seconds before the game ended, Bisgaard scored the final goal in OB's 2–0 win, secured the club advancement in the tournament. OB was eliminated by Italian club A. C. Parma in the quarter-finals. Bisgaard got his national breakthrough in the 1996–97 Superliga season, when he played all 33 league games and scored 16 goals for OB, he was called up to the first Danish national team match of new national manager Bo Johansson, Bisgaard made his international debut in the August 1996 game against Sweden. He played an additional national team game in April 1997, before he was sold to Italian club Udinese in the summer 1998. In his first year at Udinese, Bisgaard only played three games in the Italian Serie A championship, was dropped from the national team.

He played 20 games and scored one goal in his second season at Udinese, was included in the Danish squad for the 2000 European Championship. He played two games at both Denmark losses. Bisgaard played a further three national team games, before his national team career ended in October 2000, he moved back to Denmark, to play for defending Superliga champions F. C. Copenhagen in the summer 2001, he helped guide FCK to the 2003 and 2004 Superliga championships, as well as the 2004 Danish Cup trophy. In the summer 2004, he moved to England to play for Derby County in the Football League Championship. In 2005, he lost his regular place in the first team squad, he managed 104 appearances and scored 10 goals in his three years at the club, from an attacking midfield position. As his Derby contract expired in the summer 2007, speculation had him joining a Superliga team. Randers FC would be an obvious bid as future employer, as his previous coach Colin Todd will manage them from the summer 2007, but on 23 July 2007, his old club OB signed him on a two-year contract.

He left the club in the summer of 2009, subsequently retired from football. Instead he started studying journalism at the University of Southern Denmark, he finished his bachelor in January 2013. In 2016, he started working as a football coach at Oure Fodbold Akademi, he is coach for the u-19 team Playing in the 2 division. Since April 2017 he is the assistant coach of the Danish U17 national team. OB profile Danish national team profile Morten Bisgaard at Soccerbase Morten Bisgaard at Danmarks Radio Morten Bisgaard at