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Stockman (Australia)

In Australia a stockman is a person who looks after the livestock on a large property known as a station, owned by a grazier or a grazing company. A stockman may be employed at an abattoir, feedlot, on a livestock export ship, or with a stock and station agency. Stockmen who work with cattle in the Top End are known as ringers and are only employed for the dry season which lasts from April to October. A station hand is an employee, involved in routine duties on a rural property or station and this may involve caring for livestock, too. With pastoral properties facing dire recruitment problems as young men are lured into the booming mining industry, young women from the cities are becoming a common sight on outback stations attracted by the chance to work with horses; some stations are now making changes for the employment of women by building female living quarters and installing hydraulic cattle crushes etc. An associated occupation is that of the drover, like the shearer may be an itinerant worker, is employed in tending to livestock while they are travelling on a stock route.

A station trainee is known as a jackaroo or jillaroo, does much the same work as a stockman. A stockman is responsible for the care for treatment of their injuries and illnesses; this includes feeding, mustering, branding, ear tagging, vaccinating livestock and dealing with their predators. Stockmen need to be able to judge age by examining the dentition of cattle and horses; those caring for sheep will have to deal with flystrike treatments, jetting animals, worm control and lamb marking. Pregnant livestock receive special care in late pregnancy and stockmen may have to deal with dystocia. A good stockman is aware of livestock behavioural characteristics, has an awareness of flight zone distances of the livestock being handled. Apart from livestock duties a stock person will inspect and repair fences and yards that have been broken by storms, fallen trees and wildlife. A head stockman is responsible for a number of workers and a range of livestock and property operations including the supervision of operations that includes feeding, managing artificial breeding and embryo transfer programs.

Mustering is done with horses or vehicles including all-terrain vehicles, some of the large cattle stations use helicopters or light aircraft to assist in the mustering and surveillance of livestock and their watering points. Cattle mustering in the Outback and the eastern ‘Falls’ country of the Great Dividing Range necessitates days camping out in isolated areas and sleeping in a swag on the ground with limited food choices. Damper is a traditional type of bread, baked by stockmen during colonial times, or nowadays when the bread supply has been exhausted, it is made with self-raising flour and water and is cooked in a camp oven over the embers of a fire. In these areas the days in the saddle are very long as the cattle have to be mustered and driven to yards or a paddock where they can be held. After the stock have been yarded they may require drafting prior to branding, shearing or whatever procedures are required or have been planned; the role of the mounted stockmen came into being early in the 19th century, when in 1813 the Blue Mountains separating the coastal plain of the Sydney region from the interior of the continent was crossed.

The town of Bathurst was founded shortly after, potential farmers moved westward, settled on the land, many of them as squatters. The rolling country, ideal for sheep and the large unfenced, properties necessitated the role of the shepherd to tend the flocks. Early stockmen were specially selected regarded men owing to the high value and importance of early livestock. All stockmen need to be interested in animals, able to handle them with confidence and patience, able to make accurate observations about them and enjoy working outdoors. Australian Aborigines were good stockmen who played a large part in the successful running of many stations. With their intimate bonds to their tribal places, local knowledge they took considerable pride in their work. After the gold rushes white labour was expensive and difficult to retain. Aboriginal women worked with cattle on the northern stations after this practice developed in northern Queensland during the 1880s. A Native administration Act stopped the employment of women in the cattle camps.

Aborigines and their families received the regular provision of food and clothing to retain their labour, but were paid only a small wage. In 1911, rural stockmen received only £1 to £1/5/- a week plus keep after a decision was made by the Arbitration Court; the award of 1918 increased wages by up to 50 per cent to a minimum of £2/13/-. Head stockmen received about £1 extra. Stockmen now work under a state or federal award, reviewed regularly; the employment of mounted workers to tend livestock is necessitated in Australia by the large size of the "properties" which may be called sheep stations or cattle stations, depending upon the type of stock. In the inland regions of most states excluding Victoria and Tasmania, cattle stations may exceed 10,000 km² with the largest being Anna Creek Station at 24,000 km². Stockmen traditionally ride horses, use working dogs and a stockwhip for stock work and mustering, but motorised vehicles are used. Sometimes the vehicles that are used are four-wheel drive "paddock-bashers", which

Trophée des Alpilles

The Trophée des Alpilles is a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It is part of the Association of Tennis Professionals Challenger Tour, it is held annually at the Tennis Club de Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, since 2009. The creation of an ATP Challenger Tour event in the Provence region had been envisioned for several years by several tennis tournaments organisers, as well as former World No. 4, Marseille-born Sébastien Grosjean, before the project came to life during 2008 and 2009 when the Saint-Rémy-de-Provence organisers, sponsored by Grosjean, met with the Association of Tennis Professionals to discuss the introduction of such an event in the calendar. The €42,500 tournament was set in the time slot of the second week of the US Open in September, to allow players eliminated in the qualifications or in the early rounds to compete in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence; as a follow-up to the US Open, the event uses the same tennis balls, outdoor hard courts similar to the ones of the American Grand Slam.

For the 2009 inaugural edition, the line up, attracted with the help of Grosjean, included Top 100 players Björn Phau and Adrian Mannarino or former Wimbledon semifinalists Marcos Baghdatis and Xavier Malisse, who both reached the singles final, in which Baghdatis won his second title on the 2009 ATP Challenger Tour. Official website ITF search

José Dapena Thompson

José Joaquin Dapena Thompson, known as Josito, was a Puerto Rican politician and Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico from 22 February 1984 to 1988. Dapena graduated from the University of Salamanca, Spain, in 1965, he practiced law in the island. In 1984, he defeated the candidate from the PPD by a narrow margin for the position of Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Dapena Thompson became mayor of Ponce on 22 February 1984 upon the resignation as mayor of Jose G. Tormos Vega on that day. In October of that year, he became bona fide mayor via the electoral vote. In the interim, Ruben Quinones, the Ponce Municipal Secretary, was the acting mayor, he was mayor until Ivan Ayala Cadiz assumed the mayoral post in December 1987 via nomination of the New Progressive Party. Ayala Cadiz was mayor until January 1989. In 1988, Dapena Thompson was "named an unindicted co-conspirator" of embezzlement of federal funds from HUD; as a result, he resigned as mayor. Ivan Ayala Cadiz, former assistant dean at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law, finished off Dapena Thompson's last few weeks' mayoral term.

Dapena Thompson worked with his son, José Dapena, as of counsel and notary. He has served as legal advisor to senator Larry Seilhamer. Ponce, Puerto Rico List of Puerto Ricans Fay Fowlie de Flores. Ponce, Perla del Sur: Una Bibliográfica Anotada. Second Edition. 1997. Ponce, Puerto Rico: Universidad de Puerto Rico en Ponce. P. 124. Item 624. LCCN 92-75480 Mariano Vidal Armstrong. Quien es quien en Ponce y leyendas de antaño. Ponce, Puerto Rico: Imprenta Fortuño. 1986. Fay Fowlie de Flores. Ponce, Perla del Sur: Una Bibliografía Anotada. Segunda Edición. 1997. Ponce, Puerto Rico: Universidad de Puerto Rico en Ponce. P. 4. Item 22. LCCN 92-75480 "Ponce." El Reportero. 9 de mayo de 1985. Pp. S1-S52. Interview with Jose Joaquín Dapena Thompson


Cauchas is a genus of the fairy longhorn moth family. Among these, it belongs to subfamily Adelinae; the taxon "Cauchas" Philipp Christoph Zeller 1839 was created as a subgenus of the genus Adela Latreille 1796 but was raised to the genus level in 1980 by Ebbe Schmidt Nielsen. Cauchas albiantennella Cauchas anatolica Cauchas breviantennella Nielsen & Johansson, 1980 Cauchas brunnella Nielsen & Johansson, 1980 Cauchas canalella Cauchas cockerelli Cauchas cyanella Cauchas dietziella Cauchas discalis Braun, 1925 Cauchas fibulella Cauchas florella Cauchas leucocerella Cauchas rufifrontella Cauchas rufimitrella Cauchas sedella Cauchas simpliciella Cauchas terskella Kuprijakov, 1994 Cauchas tridesma Media related to Cauchas at Wikimedia Commons Cauchas at funet

Flashline Games

Flashline Games is an online game portal, serving only Adobe Flash - based games. The categories of the games include Action, Arcade, Life & Style, Shooting and Strategy. A drop-down search suggestion tool similar to that of Facebook or Google is featured on the website; the company logo features an'S' yellow lightning bolt wearing dark blue sunglasses. The website was taken down between February 9, 2014 and May 17, 2014. If you do go onto the web domain now it say that it is for sale therefore it is inactive and will no longer be available to the public for flash games anymore. Max Dirt Bike has notably been the most played game since the launch of the website, it features a motorcyclist attempting to cross the finish line, while overcoming obstacles for over 20 levels. Super Mario Brothers Flash is the replicated version of the classic Nintendo 64 game. One may play as either Luigi, just as in the original version of the game. There are three worlds in this game, with a castle at the end of each.

Age of War is a strategy game. The player faces the computer in a one on one tower defense style game. Money is collected each time; the money collected turrets. Experience is gained for each kill, must be gained in order to evolve to the next time period; the website integrated a point system, which rewards its members with points in various ways. A player may earn one point for logging in per day, five points per comment, ten points for referring a friend to the website. At the moment points may not be redeemed for any sort of reward; the coders of this website used HTML, PHP, XML to create a Web 2.0 feel to it. Ajax was used to create suggestion search bar as well as the login system. Although the website appears to not have any coding mistakes, like many other websites, it does not pass XHTML 1.0 Transitional. Official website

Eusebio Cáceres

Eusebio Cáceres López is a Spanish track and field athlete who specialises in the long jump. He began competing in a wide variety of events at the start of his junior career, including the decathlon, he won the long jump bronze medal at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics. His first senior gold medal in the event soon followed at the 2009 European Team Championships, where he jumped a personal best of eight metres, he reached the semi-finals of the 100 metres at the 2009 European Athletics Junior Championships, he helped the Spanish 4×100 metres relay team to sixth in the event final in a national junior record time of 40.03 seconds. Cáceres set the world junior best mark of 5984 points in the indoor heptathlon at the 2010 Spanish junior championships, he chose to compete in his speciality at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics and won the long jump silver medal, finishing behind Luvo Manyonga. In the long jump qualifying rounds at the 2010 European Athletics Championships, he cleared a European junior record distance of 8.27 m to top the rankings.

He failed to repeat that form in the final round, finishing eighth, but his jump remained the best of that year's tournament with the sole exception of Christian Reif's championship record effort of 8.47 m. It was the second best mark by any European athlete that year, ranking him in the top eight of the discipline worldwide in 2010. 1No mark in the final SourcesEusebio Cáceres at World AthleticsCitations