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Burrum River

The Burrum River is a river located in the Wide Bay-Burnett region of Queensland, Australia. The river rises within Lake Lenthall, impounded by Lenthalls Dam at the confluence of several smaller watercourses including Harwood Creek, Woolmer Creek and Duckinwilla Creek, near the town of Burrum; the river is crossed by the Bruce Highway near Howard. The river flows past Pacific Haven before the Isis River joins with the Burrum River at the southern edge of the Burrum Coast National Park. Together, the rivers together with the Gregory River discharge into the Burrum Fish Habitat Area in Hervey Bay that flows out to the Coral Sea, at Burrum Heads; the river descends 27 metres over its 31-kilometre course. An estuary is formed at the mouth of the river; the Isis and Gregory Rivers discharge into the 12 kilometres long and between 2 kilometres and 500 metres wide estuary. The area includes intensive inter-tidal flats, shallow sand banks, a meandering main channel with small patched of fringing mangroves.

The catchment area of the river occupies an 3,371 square kilometres of which an area of 108 square kilometres is composed of riverine wetlands. The catchment area is low and flat and is situated between the Burnett and Mary River catchments; the river has a mean annual discharge of 153 gigalitres. The river draws its name from the indigenous Australian Kabi language for a word meaning rocks interrupting river flow. List of rivers of Queensland

Muyinatu Bell

Muyinatu “Bisi” A. Lediju Bell is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Computer Engineering, Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University, she is director of the Ultrasonic Systems Engineering Laboratory. Bell grew up in New York, she decided. In high school, she was selected to take part in a maths and science program for successful women sophomores, she studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduating with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 2006. She was involved in several societies, including the Biomedical Engineering Society, the Black Women's Alliance, the Black Student Union, the Women's Technology Program, she joined Duke University for her postgraduate studies. She finished her PhD in 2012, received a Whitaker Foundation International Fellowship to lead a research project at the Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden Hospital during 2009-2010, her graduate dissertation research was supported by a UNCF/Merck Graduate Dissertation Fellowship. Bell became a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University, working in the centre for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology.

Her postdoctoral appointment was supported by the Ford Foundation. In 2012, she was selected to take part in the University of Michigan NextProf workshop. Bell joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins University as an interim assistant research professor, she works with the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics to develop systems that can control individual ultrasound and photoacoustic components. She is exploring various medical robots for diagnosing medical conditions, she launched an online course, Introduction to Medical Imaging, on Udemy in 2015. That year she was awarded a National Institutes of Health K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award; this allowed her to evaluate coherence-based photoacoustic image guidance for transsphenoidal surgery. She holds a patent in short-lag spatial coherence beamforming; the technique can be used for photoacoustic image guidance of medical procedures, such as skull base surgery or prostate brachytherapy. She provided a free MATLAB toolbox UltraSound Toolbox to help process ultrasonic signals.

In 2016, she founded the Photoacoustic and Ultrasonic Systems Engineering Laboratory. She was included in the MIT Technology Review 2016 list of 35 Innovators Under 35. Bell joined the faculty of biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University in January 2017, she was awarded a National Institutes of Health Trailblazer Award in 2018. The award uses machine learning to improve the quality of ultrasound images, she will explore convolutional neural networks that input data and output readable images that are free from artefacts. She took part in the 2017 Deep Learning in Healthcare Summit in Boston, she was awarded a 2018 Johns Hopkins University Discovery Award, which allowed her to explore the use of photoacoustic image guidance in gynaecological surgeries. She was awarded an NSF CAREER Award in 2018 to allow her to advance photoacoustic-guided surgery; this will help surgeons avoid damaging vital structures during operations. She was invited by the National Academy of Engineering to participate in the U.

S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in 2018, she was awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship and she was named Maryland’s Outstanding Young Engineer by the Maryland Academy of Sciences and the Maryland Science Center in 2019. Bell is a senior member of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and SPIE, she attends IEEE and SPIE conferences, she is active in the IEEE Women in Engineering community, she supports SPIE women in optics activities. Bell's awards and honors include: 2019 Sloan Research Fellowship 2019 Maryland’s Outstanding Young Engineer Award 2019 Alan C. Davis Medal from the Maryland Academy of Sciences 2018 NSF CAREER Award 2018 National Institutes of Health Trailblazer Award 2018 National Academy of Engineering, U. S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, Invited Participant 2018 Hopkins Discovery Award 2016 MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 2015 National Institutes of Health K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award 2015 UNCF/Merck Postdoctoral Fellowship 2015 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship 2011 UNCF/Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowship 2009 Whitaker International Fellowship

2011 Zambian general election

General elections were held in Zambia on 20 September 2011, electing a President and members of the National Assembly. Michael Sata of the Patriotic Front won the presidential elections, defeating incumbent Rupiah Banda of the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy, was sworn into office on 23 September; the PF emerged as the largest party in the National Assembly, winning 60 of the 148 seats decided on election day. Incumbent President Rupiah Banda, of the ruling Movement for Multi-Party Democracy party, ran for his first full term as President after replacing Levy Mwanawasa, who died in August 2008. Michael Sata was the candidate of the Patriotic Front and Hakainde Hichilema was the candidate of the United Party for National Development. With Chinese companies investing US$2 billion by the end of 2010 in the Zambian economy, the status of Chinese business ties with Zambia, Africa's largest copper producer, grew significantly. Early in his campaign, Sata accused the Chinese mining firms of having slave-like labour conditions and ignoring safety standards and local cultural practices.

He has been nicknamed "King Cobra" because of his harsh rhetoric, but he toned down his rhetoric against the Chinese foreign mining firms. Two days before the results were announced, the High Court banned three independent media outlets from publishing speculation on the result after The Post published a headline reading "Sata Heads for Victory." The same day, Banda's office said that such reports were "rumours" as no final result had been compiled. The delay in announcing the results was the cause of riots in Ndola and Kitwe, where youths fought with riot police while burning vehicles and markets. Additionally, hackers attacked the Election Commission's website that night and posted false results suggesting Sata won by a landslide. European Union electoral observers said that the election was "generally well administered," but that there was not equitable access to resources, resulting in the lack of a "level playing field" in the campaign, they said that state-owned media had failed to meet "even their minimal obligations as public service media."The Zambian-based Foundation for Democratic Process criticised the holding of the election without electoral reform.

It blamed the history of electoral violence and the previous failure of the losing parties to accept losing on the lack of reform. While many called for the establishment of a 50% + 1 vote system for electing the president, the government said a new system would not be used for the election. On 23 September, Chief Justice Ernest Sakala announced Sata the winner of the election with 1,150,045 votes, or 43%, with 95.3% of votes counted. Banda received 961,796 votes, or 36.1%, other minor parties trailed in the poll. Sata was sworn into office that day Voting did not take place in two constituencies on polling day due to deaths of candidates, the elected member for Chongwe resigned before taking his seat. By-elections were held for all three seats on 24 November 2011, with the PF winning two and the UPND one. Sata received a congratulatory telephone call from his U. S. counterpart Barack Obama. While in the 2006 election China had threatened to cut diplomatic relations with Zambia if Sata was elected, due to his criticisms of Chinese mining interests in the country, China issued a statement "welcoming" the result.

Psephologists suggested that the youth vote helped anti-incumbency in a continent that results in an anti-incumbent vote. They drew parallels with the 2011 ousting of the presidents of Tunisia and Egypt; as a result of Sata's rhetoric, there were concerns about the future investment climate in the country. Other readings said that after Sata toned down his rhetoric he did not differ much from Banda, but benefited from a crowded ballot of candidates. Psephologists indicated that Sata did well in the urban areas, while Banda was expected to do well in the rural areas. List of members of the National Assembly of Zambia Election Commission of Zambia for the 2011 election

Gallus Jacob Baumgartner

Gallus Jacob Baumgartner was a Swiss statesman and prominent federalist. After attending the Gymnasium in St. Gall he studied law at Fribourg, in Vienna. From 1817 to 1819 he was a tutor in Hungary. Returning to Vienna in 1819, he was arrested there after the murder of August von Kotzebue by Karl Ludwig Sand on the false suspicion of belonging to a Swiss political society and was expelled form the city in 1820, he began his political career as keeper of the archives of St. Gall; this position gave him the opportunity of learning the topography, history and legal relations of the canton. In 1822 he was made official secretary. On account of his knowledge of business he was selected, in 1831, for the position of Landammann, or chief magistrate of the canton, held the office until 1846. During his administration he tried to make a united republic out of the loosely connected cantons, to improving the Swiss roads and waterways. Appointed a delegate, at this time, to the diet at Lucerne he endeavoured at the diet to bring about a reorganization of the confederation.

He wished to create a vigorous, organically united republic similar to that of the United States, retaining at the same time a large amount of independence for the individual cantons. Baumgartner's chief opponents in carrying out this project were the Catholic clergy, for he aimed to separate the Church from Rome and to place it under the control of the State, he was influenced by Josephinism and by the ideas of Ignaz Heinrich von Wessenberg. In 1832, at his suggestion, the Bishopric of Chur was dissolved. In 1834, at the so-called Assembly of Baden, he gave expression to his views in the motions he introduced; these were, that ecclesiastical administration of law be placed under the control of the State, that he should have direction of the education of the clergy, that the ecclesiastical right of patronage should be limited and that the privileges of the religious orders should be revoked. After 1841, when his political friends dissolved the monastic houses of Aargau by force, he changed his opinions and came over to the side of his former opponents.

On this account he had to retire from his position as Landammann. In 1845 he again entered the diet as representative of the Catholic Peoples' party, but after two years was forced out by the victory of the Liberals, he now propounded the views of the Catholic Church in popular assemblies. He was once more a member of the Swiss federal assembly, 1857–60, became again Landammann but was overthrown in 1864. After his defeat in 1864, Baumgartner withdrew altogether from public life and devoted himself to the study of the history of his native canton; the results of his researches appeared in two works issued by him: Die Schweiz in ihren Kämpfen und Umgestaltungen von 1830-1850, Geschichte des schweizerischen Freistaats und Kantons St. Gallen. A third volume of the history was prepared by his son, from the papers Baumgartner left at his death, issued in Einsiedeln in 1890, his son, Alexander Baumgartner, a poet and historian of literature, published an extensive biography of him under the title: Gallus Jakob Baumgartner und die neuere Staatssentwicklung der Schweiz.

Heindle, Repertorium der Padagogik, I, 34. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed.. "Gallus Jacob Baumgartner". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton

Dolphin Encounters

Dolphin Encounters is a natural seawater dolphin facility located on Blue Lagoon Island, Bahamas. The company started as a rescue facility in 1989; the beach scenes in the movie Splash were taped on Blue Lagoon Island and the facility houses Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions. Dolphin Encounters is operated by a local family; the facility has received a Cacique Award from the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. In 2003, Dolphin Encounters and Project B. E. A. C. H. received the Cacique Award from the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. Blue Lagoon Island, a private island known as Salt Cay, was used by pirates and privateers in the 19th century. From 1916 to 1979, the island was owned by John T. McCutcheon, an American political cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize winner. In October 1979, L. A. Meister became the 6th owner. Dolphin Encounters began in Nassau, Bahamas when two dolphins from a closed aquarium were rescued and relocated to a large seawater habitat in Abaco, Bahamas. Soon after, six more dolphins were imported into the facility on Salt Cay.

A few years the marine park on Blue Lagoon Island opened. In 1995, after a multimillion-dollar expansion, the operation was renamed Dolphin Encounters. Dolphin Encounters is located on Blue Lagoon Island, 1 mile from Paradise Island and Nassau, Bahamas; the only way to access Dolphin Encounters is by boat. The island encompasses over 3 acres of natural saltwater habitat, research & educational center with classrooms, photo & video lab, gift shops and guest services. Dolphin Encounters has waterproof wheelchairs for handicapped visitors to interact with dolphins. In 1996, Universal Studios used three Dolphin Encounter owned dolphins in the movie Flipper; some of the dolphins starred in the Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen adventure film, "Holiday in the Sun." A couple of the sea lions have starred as the lead in the movies "Andre" and "Slappy and the Stinkers." In 2013, Dolphin Encounters served as the location for Beyoncé's H&M promo video "Standing on the Sun." Member of the International Marine Animal Trainers Association Member of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums Member of the Bahamas National Coastal Awareness Committee The facility offers education and marine conservation programs to local schools and underprivileged children.

The facility offers several interactive programs to the public as well as a Program Observation. Interactive programs include Dolphin Swim, Dolphin Encounter, Sea Lion Encounter, Stingray Swim, Beach Day on Blue Lagoon Island. A non-profit element of the marine park called Project B. E. A. C. H hosts and organizes the annual coastal cleanup event in the Bahamas, a worldwide volunteer effort led by Ocean Conservancy; the facility has participated in the Make-A-Wish Foundation program and research programs involving the dolphins and dolphins in the wild to help scientists learn more about marine mammals. In 2003, Dolphin Encounters and Project B. E. A. C. H were awarded the Cacique Award - the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism's highest honour for excellence in tourism. In 2009, Dolphin Encounters on Blue Lagoon Island became the first member of the International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association to receive accreditation for their animal trainer program. In 2009, Dolphin Encounters earned re-accreditation for Excellence in Mammal Care by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums, an international association representing marine life parks, zoos, research facilities, professional organizations dedicated to the highest standards of care for marine mammals and to their conservation in the wild through public education, scientific study, wildlife presentations.

All of the dolphins at the facility are native to Bahamian waters. The original group of sea lions were displaced following Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi. Dolphin Encounters Bahamas Blue Lagoon