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Taronga Zoo Sydney

Taronga Zoo Sydney is Australia’s largest zoo, located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in the suburb of Mosman, on the shores of Sydney Harbour. It was opened on 7 October 1916. Taronga Zoo Sydney is managed by the Zoological Parks Board of New South Wales, under the trading name Taronga Conservation Society, along with its sister zoo, the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. Divided into eight zoogeographic regions, the 28-hectare Taronga Zoo Sydney is home to over 4,000 animals of 350 species, it has a zoo shop, a cafe, information centre. The Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales opened the first public zoo in New South Wales in 1884 at Billy Goat Swamp in Moore Park, on a site now occupied by Sydney Boys High School and Sydney Girls High School. Inspired by a 1908 visit to the Hamburg Zoo, the secretary of the zoo, Albert Sherbourne Le Souef, envisioned a new zoo based on the bar-less concept. After realising that the Moore Park site was too small, the NSW Government granted 43 acres of land north of Sydney Harbour.

A further 9 acres were granted in 1916. Taronga is an Aboriginal word meaning beautiful view; the "Rustic Bridge" was one of Taronga Zoo's earliest landscape features. It was the main way. Early photographs show it as a romantic pathway secluded by plantings; the rustic effect was created by embedding stones in the wall and like the aquarium, its design was reminiscent of Italian grottoes. A critical review in 1967 led to a new emphasis on scientific conservation and preservation. New exhibits were built starting with the Platypus and Nocturnal houses, waterfowl ponds and walkthrough Rainforest Aviary. A Veterinary Quarantine Centre was built. Previous attractions such as elephant rides, miniature trains, monkey circus and merry-go-round gave way to educational facilities such as Friendship Farm and Seal Theatre. In the mid-1980s, a gondola lift was installed that allows visitors to view the zoo and Sydney Harbour, it runs from the bottom of the park close to the ferry wharf, transports passengers to the top end of the zoo.

In 2000, TCSA commenced a 12-year $250 million master plan, the majority of, being spent at Taronga Zoo. The first major master plan item was the Backyard to Bush precinct. Under the plan, the zoo received five Asian elephants from the Thailand Zoological Park Organisation for breeding purposes, long-term research and involvement of conservation programs; the plan has met opposition from environmental activists in Thailand, who blockaded the trucks hauling the elephants to Bangkok International Airport for their flight on 5 June 2006. The elephants along with other Asian rain forest specimens are housed in the "Wild Asia" precinct which opened in 2006 and aims to immerse visitors in an Asian rain forest environment. A marine section, Great Southern Oceans, opened in April 2008; the redevelopment and restoration of the historic entrance opened, further adding to the masterplan. The chimpanzee exhibit is under construction, hoping to split it into two sections, making it easier for introducing new individuals.

Zoo Friends offers support in form of volunteers and fund raising for both Taronga and Western Plains Zoo. Members are offered behind-the-scenes experiences at unlimited zoo entry. Members are eligible to volunteer to help at the zoo. In February 2003, it became the second zoo in Australia to breed the platypus. At 3.04 am on 4 July 2009, Thong Dee, an Asian elephant, gave birth to a male calf named Luk Chai. He is the first calf born in Australia. Thong Dee, his father Gung, were two of the eight elephants imported into Australia to participate in the Australasian Conservation Breeding Program. A further two calves were expected to be born at Taronga in the following two years; the baby elephant is a major tourist attraction, with thousands of visitors attending the zoo just to see him. A baby Asian elephant was thought to have died during labour on 8 March 2010; the calf's 18-year-old mother Porntip was in and out of labour over the week beforehand, after a pregnancy lasting two years. Zoo keepers and veterinarians were concerned about the progress of the labour, with Porntip showing unusual movements and behavior.

An ultrasound revealed that the calf was unconscious in the birth canal, the zoo announced on 8 March 2010 that the calf was believed to be dead. On 10 March 2010 at 3:27 am, the live male calf was born, he was subsequently named Pathi Harn, a Thai expression meaning "miracle". Pathi Harn's father is Bong Su, of the Melbourne Zoo, was artificially conceived. In October 2012, Pathi Harn critically injured his keeper by crushing her against a pole. On April 20, 2014, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge along with their 8-month-old baby son, Prince George of Cambridge, visited Taronga Zoo Sydney to participate in an unveiling ceremony at the Bilby exhibit; the Bilby was renamed "Bilby George" in honor of the little prince. On January 17 2019, one of the zoo's four Sumatran tigers, gave birth to three cubs. Sumatran tigers are critically endangered, with fewer than 350 individuals alive in the wild. In total, 21 tiger cubs have been born at Taronga since 1980. Taronga cares for over 4000 animals of over 350 species.

They are housed in a large variety of exhibits, including: Australian WetlandsAustralian Walkabout Koala WalkaboutPlatypus HouseAustralian NightlifeAustralian Rainforest AviaryAustralian Bush BirdsBlue Mountains Bush WalkBackyard to BushOther Wild Australia Chimpanzee Western lowland gorilla Ring-tailed lemur Sumatran tiger Red jungle fowl Malayan sun bear Cotton-top tama

Eduardo Sousa

Eduardo Sousa Holm is a Spanish farmer who make goose foie gras without gavage, at his farm in Extremadura. Chef Dan Barber described his experience of Sousa's farm in his book, The Third Plate, at a TED presentation in 2008 on the radio show This American Life in 2011. Eduardo Sousa has been operating his family farm and adjunct restaurant, La Pateria de Sousa, which claims to have been in continual production since 1812. La Pateria de Sousa was awarded the Coup de Coeur award at the Salon International d'Alimentation, SIAL 2006, in Paris. Sousa's farm affords the geese an abundance of foods that grow on the property, from figs to acorns, various occurring herbs such as the seeds from the yellow bush lupine which gives his foie gras the characteristically yellow color of foie gras, produced through the force-feeding process using corn. Foie gras controversy

Peter Schimke

Peter Schimke was an American piano player, composer, session musician and producer. Growing up in a musical environment, Schimke started performing live in his early teens. Schimke was born in Minnesota. After sitting in on vocals and drums with bands throughout his teens, Schimke's first professional gig was with the New Psychenauts and went on as the lead singer of the Swingin' Combo. Schimke began composing for prominent Minneapolis theater companies. At about the same time, he played his first professional rock gig on keyboard with blues harmonica legend Charlie Musselwhite at the Blue Max on Maui. While living in New York, Peter performed at a steady Monday night gig at the Dean Street Café with Craig Bailey of the Ray Charles Band. Schimke toured, performed and/or recorded with many artists, such as Billy Preston, Sam Moore, Likehell, Art Farmer, Tom Harrell, Fareed Haque, Mark Murphy, Frank Morgan, David Friedman, Jose Neto, Mike Gordon, Gregoire Maret, Danny Gottlieb, Mark Egan, Emil Richards, Pete Escovedo, Steve Wilson, members of the Wynton Marsalis group, Charlie Persip Big Band, Bill Perkins, Tino D'Geraldo, Jackie Ryan, Julee Cruise of "Twin Peaks", Billy Peterson, Estaire Godinez, El Buho, Jeff Sipes, Victor Wooten, Rita Coolidge, Tony Joe White, Gonzalo Lasheras.

At the time of his passing, Schimke was working on a solo album. Dave Sletten: Black Moon Mark Murphy: Latin Porter DJ Free / Soulfood: Spiritual Massage Soulfood: Serenity Soulfood: Shaman's Way Soulfood: Latino Groove Brent Lewis / Soulfood: Yoga Rhythm Soulfood: Yoga Dream DJ Free / Soulfood: Celestial Meditations Irv Williams: That's All That Band: Springsteel Moodfood and Jadoo with Sevara: Sensan Irv Williams: Dedicated to You DJ Free / Soulfood: Mystic Canyons Moodfood: Ice Enrique Toussaint: Comunidad DJ Free / Brent Lewis / Soulfood: Yoga Groove Irv Williams & Peter Schimke: Duo Dean Evenson: Spa Rhythms Ron Cohen / DJ Free / Soulfood: Cafe Santa Fe Soulfood: Tantric Chill Soulfood: Power Yoga Marcos Casals & Peter Schimke: Santander / Minneapolis Irv Williams: Finality Soulfood: Spascapes Chris Morrissey Quartet: The Morning World Power Music / Soulfood: Buddha Chill Holly Long: Leaving Kansas Chris Morrissey: Morning World Estaire Godinez Band: This Time Irv Williams: Duke's Mixture Mark Murphy: The Latin Porter Stuart D’Rozario: Songs About Now James Curry: A Brand New Suit Varietals: Volume 1 Iffy: Biota Bondofor references see or Legends Rock, live TV show The Funkytown Movie, music documentary Peter Schimke, McNally Smith College of Music Official Artist Website Peter Schimke at AQ Discography at

Massimo Canevacci

Massimo Canevacci is an Italian academic and critical thinker. He is known for his works about ` native' cultures and digital arts. Canevacci is based on the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of São Paulo, he has been living in São Paulo since 2008, he is married to the artist Sheila Ribeiro. The majority of Canevacci's works are published in Portuguese. Before moving to Brazil, Canevacci was a Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the Sapienza University of Rome, he directed the Italian magazine'Avatar' from 2001 to 2006. Canevacci is known for the development of the concepts of'communicational metropolis','multividual' as well as the tensions between'self-and hetero-representation', he is known for his contribution to the study of digital cultures and his dialogic relationship with'native' populations such as the Bororo and the Xavante of Central Brazil. Canevacci was born in Rome in 1942, he graduated with a thesis about the Frankfurt School and he went on to develop these theories in relation to contemporary transformations of digital communication.

His recent works include The Line of Dust: Bororo Culture Between Tradition and Self-Representation published in 2013 and Sinkrética - Esplorazioni etnografiche sulle arti contemporanee published in 2014. The Line of Dust: Bororo Culture Between Tradition and Self-Representation, Canon Pyon, Sean Kingston, Sinkrética - Esplorazioni etnografiche sulle arti contemporanee, Bonanno. Una stupita fatticità. Feticismi visuali tra corpi e metropoli, Costa & Nolan. La Linea di Polvere, Meltemi. Sincretismi. Esplorazioni diasporiche sulle ibridazioni culturali, Costa & Nolan. Http:// Didattica etnografica sperimentale, Booklet Milano. Culture extreme. Mutazioni giovanili nei corpi delle metropoli, Meltemi.. Antropologia della comunicazione visuale. Feticci, pubblicità, corpi, Roma, Meltemi, La città polifonica. Saggio sull'antropologia della comunicazione urbana, Seam

Scott catalogue

The Scott catalogue of postage stamps, published by Scott Publishing Company, now a subsidiary of Amos Media, is updated annually and lists all the stamps of the world that its editors recognize as issued for postal purposes. It is published in fourteen large volumes that include twelve volumes containing all the countries of the world that have issued postage stamps, the United States Specialized Catalog, the 1840–1940 Classic Specialized Catalogue, it is produced in non-printable CD and DVD editions. The numbering system used by Scott to identify stamps is dominant among stamp collectors in the United States and Mexico; the first Scott catalogue was a 21-page pamphlet with the title Descriptive Catalogue of American and Foreign Postage Stamps, Issued from 1840 to Date, Splendidly Illustrated with Colored Engravings and Containing the Current Value of each Variety. It was published in September 1868 by John Walter Scott, an early stamp dealer in New York, purported to list all the stamps of the world, with prices for each.

A notice inside does caution the reader that "it is impossible for any one to always have every stamp" in stock. The original catalog has been reprinted. In subsequent years, the Scott company gave up dealing in stamps but continued to publish the catalog providing more detail as the hobby evolved and collectors became more sophisticated. In addition to the factual information about the stamps, the catalog includes price information based on market analysis and reported sales from the previous year; as of 2006, despite annual changes to save space, the catalog was more than 5,000 pages. The Scott numbering system assigns plain numbers for regular mail stamps, uses capital letter prefixes for special-purpose types, such as "B" for semi-postals and "C" for airmail; the numbers are consecutive. If more stamps than expected appear, Scott will add a capital letter as suffix, or if the change is recent, it will renumber stamps. Minor variations, such as shades or errors, get a lowercase letter. S. airmail stamp.

Because of its commercial importance the publishers of the Scott Catalogue claim copyright on their numbering systems, grant only limited licenses for their use by others. The inconsistency with which Scott enforced these licenses resulted in a lawsuit by Krause Publications for copyright infringement. After Krause filed a defense, the suit was settled out of court, Krause continued to reference the Scott numbers. Editors of this, the dominant catalog in the United States, have great influence over what is and is not considered to be a valid postage stamp. For instance, in the 1960s the countries of the United Arab Emirates issued many stamps that were never on sale in a post office, so Scott does not list most of them. One must go for instance, to see them described; the lack of a Scott listing, means that most American dealers will refuse to trade in such stamps. Scott lists most stamps from countries embargoed by the U. S. government, in some cases lists them without catalog values. To some extent, this is unavoidable, since the ban on importation means that Scott's editors are unable to acquire copies of the stamps to be described.

Moreover, since American dealers and collectors are unable to buy the stamps they are unlikely to have any need of the data. The policy changes with government policy; the dominance of Scott is such that U. S. collectors know many of the numbers by heart, dealers need only mention the number in their price lists. For instance, United States no. "C3a" is recognized as the Inverted Jenny, a rare airmail inverted error stamp. The contents for each of the twelve volumes are listed below. Scott has chosen to identify the current twelve volume format of catalogs as only six volumes with an alphabetical suffix. Volume 1a: United States, United Nations,'A' countries to Australia Volume 1b: Austria to'B' countries Volume 2a:'C' countries to Curacao Volume 2b: Cyprus to "F" countries Volume 3a:'G' countries Volume 3b:'H' through'I' countries Volume 4a:'J' through'L' countries Volume 4b:'M' countries Volume 5a:'N' countries through'P' countries Volume 5b:'P' countries to'S' countries Volume 6a:'S' countries to'T' countries Volume 6b:'T' countries to'Z' countries Each year, the stamps featured on the cover of the catalogue follow a specific theme as follows: 2001: Space exploration 2002: Art on stamps 2003: Air-related 2004: Buildings 2005: Nature 2006: Transportation 2007: Scouting 2008: Unusual stamps 2009: Abraham Lincoln 2010: Birds 2011: Landmarks 2012: Bridges 2013: Lighthouses 2014: People 2016: Skylines 2017: Heads of State 2018: Philately 2019: Trains In May, 2001 Scott announced a project to include a scan of each stamp in its catalogues.

Many were made from its own reference collection and introduced in the six volume 2002 edition as black and white images. Color images were introduced in 2003 in the Classic Specialized Catalogue and in 2005 in the Specialized Catalogue of United States. In 2

Kistefos Sculpture Park

The Kistefos Museum is a contemporary art museum and sculpture park located in Jevnaker, Norway. The art park first opened to the public in 1996 with an exhibition of 25 sculptures. Founded by Christen Sveaas, the biggest shareholder of Kistefos, a owned investment company, the museum sits on the site of a disused wood pulp mill and includes the Kistefossen waterfall; the 17.6-hectare art park runs around the Randselva river and the surrounding areas, including old factory buildings such as the pulp mill and other buildings leased by the Kistefos group. With donations from the Jevnaker municipality and Christen Sveaas, Kistefos holds two art galleries, a museum, a sculpture park containing 46 sculptures, by both Norwegian and international artists. Kistefos Museum was listed as one of ten technical and industrial cultural heritage sites by the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage, acting as a modern, industrial monument worth preserving as part of Norwegian and Scandinavian culture. In the early 1880s, a business entrepreneur, Anders Sveaas acquired the rights to the Kistefossen waterfall in Jevnaker and to build around the surrounding land.

At the time, literacy in Norway flourished, leading to the rise in demand for wood pulp for newspapers and books. Having set up a wood pulp mill before, Anders Sveaas saw the opportunity to build another pulp mill on the land, he planned to use the forest for timber, the waterfall as a source of power, the Randselva river as a mean to transport materials at low costs. Founding the company Kistefos, he soon began the construction of a wood pulp mill, A/S Kistefos Træsliberi in 1889. Following a year of construction, operations at the mill began in 1890 and lasted until 1955, where production ceased. However, all operating materials and machines were still intact, becoming the only pulp mill left in Norway to have survived; as result of family conflict, Kistefos Træsliberi and its facilities were sold off to a neighbouring company, Viul Pulp Mill in 1983/1984. Not long after in 1993, Christen Sveaas, grandson of Anders Sveaas, managed to buy back 85% of the company's shares and now owns the majority of Kistefos Træsliberi, along with a number of other shareholders.

Contributing artworks from his personal collection, reconstruction of the site soon began with the purpose of transforming the old pulp mill and the neighbouring land into an industrial museum and contemporary art park respectively. Today, Kistefos integrates the old pulp mill among 12 other old factory buildings as part of the park to maintain an important piece of Norwegian culture. Although part of the site is still dedicated to supplying power to neighbouring regions including the town of Jevnaker. Christen Sveaas is a businessman and art collector who spent much of his time curating a personal collection of contemporary artworks. Sveaas' aim with the creation of the museum was to create both a modernized museum, while maintaining its surrounding cultural heritage. In an interview by Georgina Adam from the Financial Times London, Sveaas stated “any rich man can build a sculpture park anywhere in the world. Whilst many works in the museum may draw upon Sveaas' own collection, this is not the intention for the museum but rather for all artworks to be inspired by the Kistefos site.

In another interview by Jonathon Bastable from Christie's, Sveaas said "everything I commission must be site-specific. I want the artist to be triggered by the picturesque landscape and its history", sharing his philosophy of the park and its works. Founded by Christen Sveaas', the company AS Kistefos is the museum's main sponsor donating hefty sums and site-specific sculptures over the years. With the museum gaining more recognition over time, this attracted many sponsors and contributors, including Anders Sveaas’ Allmennyttige Fond, home municipality Jevnaker, Sparebank 1 Jevnaker Lunner, Ringerike Sparebank, the municipality of Gran and the Regional Council for Hadeland, UNI foundation and Sat Sapienti foundation; the Directorate for Cultural Heritage contributes annual grants of NOK 1 million upwards each year since 2006 for the rehabilitation and maintenance of buildings. Many foundations and individuals such as The Fritt Ord Foundation and Theo Eiendom sponsor printed materials and catalogs used for exhibitions and such at Kistefos.

Located in one of the old factory buildings of Kistefos Træsliberi, Nybruket Gallery was another old wood pulp mill established in 1896. Similar to the first pulp mill, this mill was fully equipped and intact, contributing to the park's industrial heritage. Before the newly installed museum by BIG, Nybruket was the building where all of Kistefos' seasonal exhibitions were held. Now, smaller or secondary exhibitions are held at Nybruket in their Art Hall. Kistefos' most iconic building,'The Twist', is the museum's latest art gallery designed by architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group; the Twist opened to the public on September 18, 2019 with an exhibition titled'Hodgkin & Creed - Inside Out' featuring the works of artists Howard Hodgkin and Martin Creed. In 2014, Kistefos' organised an international competition for the design of a new museum to add to the site. Kistefos was in need of a bigger, more modern museum to accommodate their growing collection of artworks, there was a need for a second bridge to complete the circulation of the park and allow visitors to explore more efficiently.

The winning entry, submitted by BIG, combined both aspects into one structure, proposing a unique bridge-like building spanning across the Randselva river with a twist in the middle. The project was led by Brian Yang, with Bjarke Ingels and David Zahle as partners in charge, was revealed to the public in 2