Traralgon is a city located in the east of the Latrobe Valley in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. The urban population of Traralgon at the 2016 census was 25,485, it is the largest and fastest growing city in the greater Latrobe Valley area, which has a population of 74,170 at June 2016 and is administered by the City of Latrobe. The origin of the name Traralgon is uncertain, it is popularly believed to be derived from words from the Gunai language: tarra meaning "river" and algon meaning "little fish". However, these words are not reflected in modern linguists' knowledge of the Gunai language, for example, the word for river is wun wun or wurn wurn. Traralgon has the highest crime rate in Victoria outside of Melbourne; the Gippsland region was inhabited by the indigenous Gunai people for a period in excess of 2,000 years. The area around Traralgon was first settled by Europeans in the 1840s soon after being explored by Count Paweł Strzelecki on his return from the Snowy Mountains where he named Australia's highest peak, Mount Kosciuszko.
Due to the Latrobe Valley having high rainfall, the land is fertile, farming was established. As with much of central and western Gippsland, this was dairy farming; the township was established in the early 1860s, the first Post Office opening on 1 January 1861. In 1877 the railway line from Melbourne was completed with a railway station at Traralgon giving the town a major economic boost. Traralgon was part of the area administered by the Rosedale Roads Board, before the Shire of Traralgon was established in 1879. In the latter part of the 19th century the Shire grew strongly, it was not until the 1930s. In 1936 Australian Paper Manufacturers established a paper mill at Maryvale, around 8 kilometres from Traralgon. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visited on 3 March 1954; the president of the Shire of Traralgon, Cr Clem Little met and welcomed the Queen, flown by the Royal Australian Air Force from Sale. She returned to Melbourne by train. In 1960 Traralgon's most famous son Sir Macfarlane Burnet jointly won the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine.
In 1961 Traralgon formed its own borough, the Borough of Traralgon following a decade of lobbying to separate the urban areas of Traralgon from the Shire. Traralgon was proclaimed a city in 1964; the old town hall and mechanics institute was demolished in 1973. Further development resulted from the expansion of the power generation industry following World War II through the now defunct State Electricity Commission of Victoria; this included large expansions at Yallourn and Hazelwood Power Stations and the construction of the massive Loy Yang Power Station in the 1970s and 1980s. The first Loy Yang power station was completed in 1985. An Australian Securities and Investments Commission information processing centre was established in the early 1990s, at the time employing around 400 people; the City of Traralgon and Shire of Traralgon continued a separate existence until they were amalgamated into the Shire of Latrobe in 1994. Completion of the Loy Yang power stations, extensive voluntary departures from the electricity industry and privatisation of the Victorian electricity industry in the early 1990s had devastating effects on the economy of the Latrobe Valley.
Traralgon, with a more diversified economy, suffered to a lesser extent than the neighbouring towns of Morwell and Moe both of which relied exclusively on the power stations for their livelihood. Traralgon grew in the mid 2000s, with a figure of 2.7% making it the largest and fastest growing city in the Latrobe Valley. Traralgon contains a number of heritage-listed sites, including: 161-165 Franklin Street: Traralgon Post Office and Court House Queens Parade: Traralgon Engine Shed and Turntable Victory Park, Mill Street: Azarole Hawthorn Tree Traralgon is situated on expansive flat land in the Traralgon Creek valley catchment between the Great Dividing Range in the north and the Strzelecki Ranges in the south; the Traralgon Creek runs through the city's centre and its green belt separates its eastern and western suburban areas. The urban area is hemmed to the south east by the Loy Yang Open Cut. Traralgon is part of the Latrobe Valley tri-city urban area, a small area of industry and agricultural land separates it from neighbouring Morwell.
Traralgon together with adjacent Morwell forms an urban area with an estimated population of 41,984 as at June 2018. In the five years prior, the urban area had experienced a modest average annual growth in population of 0.5%. The Traralgon portion the combined Morwell area had a population of 27,958 at June 2018. Greater Traralgon includes localities such as Traralgon, the suburb of Traralgon East and the sparsely populated satellite localities of Hazelwood and Traralgon South to the south, Tyers and Glengarry to the north; the Traralgon central business district is centred around Seymour and Franklin Streets and includes an indoor shopping mall – Stockland Traralgon, however commercial and light industry sprawl along most of the eastern stretch of the Princes Highway. Notable heritage buildings include the Post Office and Courthouse erected in 1886 and Ryans Hotel erected in 1914, both in Franklin Street; the economy is driven by primary industry, natural resources and secondary industry including coal mining and fossil-fuel power generation for the National Electricity Market.
Along with electricity production, Traralgon benefits from the mining for oil and natural gas in the nearby Bass Strait fields. A significant forestry industry operates including logging of both plantation and natural forest timber, The largest paper mill in Aus
The first laptop in the IdeaPad U series was the U110 launched in 2008 by Lenovo. Showcased at CES 2008, the laptop launched the IdeaPad series itself, received the Best of CES 2008 award; the IdeaPad U series was a line of Lenovo's consumer line of laptops, combining Lenovo's traditional engineering with design changes that were different from ThinkPad products. The IdeaPad U530 has a low-voltage 4th-Gen Core i7-4510U processor, a 2 GB Nvidia Geforce GT 730M graphics card, a 1080p display with a multi-touch pane, it includes Windows 8.1, 8 GB RAM and a 1 TB hybrid hard drive with a 16 GB mSATA SSD, 3 USB ports, HDMI and a multi-card reader, dual-band 802.11bgn, as well as Bluetooth 4.0. The machine is 5.07 lbs, 0.86 inches thick, has between six and ten hours of battery life depending on usage. Other features include its backlit keyboard, Stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater, motion control; the 2013 update adopted fourth generation Intel chips and saw the switch to Windows 8. Models launched that year included IdeaPad U430 Touch.
A refresh of the 2012 model, the IdeaPad U410 was released, with the touch enabled IdeaPad U410 Touch. The IdeaPad U-series laptops released by Lenovo in 2011 were the U300s, U400, U550 and U460; the U300s was described by Engadget as being "pared-down and tasteful". It was compared to the Macbook Air in terms of design since, like the Air, it was made from a single sheet of aluminum. Like the Air, the U300s was indicated to be susceptible to scratches, despite the fact that the metal had been sandblasted and anodized. Engadget criticized the U300s for the lack of a memory card slot, stating that, "it's the only Ultrabook we know of that doesn't have a memory card slot."The keyboard on the laptop received praise and was described as being sturdy and comfortable to type on. The glass trackpad was received positively, with the reviewer stating that, "it has the best touchpad of any of the new Ultrabooks we've tested."An innovation in the laptop, as described by Laptop Magazine, was the solid base plate.
Air intake was designed to be through the keyboard, with two vents on the side handling expulsion of air. The laptop's display screen was received positively, with the reviewer saying that, "we could make out the lint on Kermit the Frog in a 1080p Muppets trailer, the entire cast was an explosion of colors." The laptop offered Intel Wireless Display technology, allowing users to stream video from their laptops to an HDTV. The laptop offered faster boot and wake-from-sleep times of 34 seconds and 4 seconds respectively. Processor performance was indicated to be positive, with PCMark Vantage score of 10,174, double the average for ultraportables. Graphical capabilities were not received positively, with the U300s scoring 3,398 in 3DMark06; when used to play World of Warcraft, the U300s offered 31fps, with graphical settings on'Good' and at a resolution of 1366x768. Detailed specifications of the U300s are as follows: Processor: Intel Core i7-2677M RAM: up to 4GB Graphics: Intel HD 3000 Storage: 1x SATA Display: 13.3" Wireless: WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR Dimensions: 12.8 x 8.5 x 0.59 inches Weight: 3 lbs PC Mag summed up the IdeaPad U400 by saying "The Lenovo IdeaPad U400 laptop combines solid performance with a design you won't be able to keep your hands off of."
The reviewer continues by stating that the U400 was designed with mainstream users in mind, with the sandblasted aluminum chassis and glass touchpad. The design was contrasted with other laptops offered by different manufacturers. Where other, similar laptops were available in clamshell and wedge designs, the U400 laptop was flat, with protruding top and bottom lids, similar to the cover of a book; the U400 was indicated to be "well-equipped", offering Intel Core i5 processors and discrete AMD graphics. The laptop included a 14-inch screen with a maximum resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels; the features of the U400 were described as being on par with the Macbook Air and the Dell XPS 14z, such as the USB ports, a headset jack, an Ethernet port. The only point, indicated to be negative was the price. Engadget reviewed the U400 positively, stating that they were "smitten with the understated design". However, the keyboard received some criticism, with the reviewer stating that the keys could have been larger, with certain keys like Tab, Shift and the arrow keys feeling undersized.
In addition, the reviewer stated that, despite this drawback, the keyboard remained comfortable to use. The trackpad received criticism, which Engadget stated was the result of supplier change from Synaptics to Cypress; the use of Intel Wireless Display was indicated to be a positive point, which allowed laptop users to mirror their display on a HDTV or a monitor using a special-purpose adapter. Detailed specifications of the U400 laptop are as follows: Processor: up to Intel Core i5-2430M RAM: 6GB Graphics: Intel HD 3000 AMD Radeon HD 6470M Display: 14" widescreen Storage: HDD 750GB 7200RPM Weight: 4.25 lbs Released in June 2010, the U460 laptop offered the following specifications: Processor: up to 2.66 GHz Intel Core i5-480M RAM: up to 4GB DDR3 1066 MHz Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD NVIDIA GeForce 305M Notebook Review indicated that while the U550 was a traditionally designed laptop with no extraordinary design features, it was thin and light for a 15.6-inch notebook. The plastic used was light and of "reasonable quality".
Both the palm rest area and the back of the lid did not retain fingerprints or dust. However, the glossy plastic around the screen was described as being "impossible to keep clean"; the chassis and the palm rest were reported to exhibit some flex. Ho
My Super Ex-Girlfriend is a 2006 American superhero comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Luke Wilson, Uma Thurman, Anna Faris, Eddie Izzard, Rainn Wilson, Wanda Sykes. After foiling a purse snatcher who tries to steal Jenny Johnson's purse on the subway, Matthew Saunders becomes Jenny's "hero" and starts dating this shy stranger. After several dates, Jenny displays neurotic and aggressive behavior, becoming more demanding and injuring Matt and destroying his bed the first time they have sex. Soon after, Jenny reveals to him that she is in fact the voluptuous blonde superheroine, G-Girl, who accidentally received powers such as flight, superhuman strength and senses, super breath, heat vision after she was exposed to radiation from a crashed meteorite as a teenager. Jenny starts to become more controlling after she reveals her powers and Matt starts to lose his mind. Hannah Lewis, Matt's co-worker, has a crush on him despite the fact that she is going out with a handsome but shallow underwear model.
As Matt and Hannah's friendship develops further, after becoming aggravated with Jenny's escalating jealousy, Matt ends the relationship. An enraged Jenny vows to make Matt regret the decision, using her superpowers to publicly embarrass him, throwing his car into space and causing him to lose his job as an architect when she strips him naked during an important meeting. Professor Bedlam, Jenny's former friend, now G-Girl's nemesis, contacts Matt in order to enlist his aid in defeating her. Matt makes plans to leave the city; as he does so, he is contacted by Hannah, who has broken up with her cheating boyfriend, after confessing their feelings to each other, they end up having sex in bed. Jenny discovers them in bed the next day. Enraged and jealous, she attacks the pair with a great white shark. Angered, Matt contacts Professor Bedlam and agrees to help him defeat her, as long as Bedlam retires from being a supervillain, he instructs Matt to lure Jenny to a meeting where she can be exposed to another meteorite that will draw away her powers, leaving her a mere mortal.
Matt agrees and meets Jenny for a candlelit dinner at his apartment, under the pretense of wanting to resume their relationship. Hannah arrives to see Jenny sitting on Matt's lap; the two women fight, in the struggle Jenny's superhero identity is revealed to Hannah. Bedlam's trap is sprung, the energy that gave Jenny her powers is drained back into the meteorite, incapacitating Jenny. Professor Bedlam appears, but reveals that he has no intention of keeping his promise to retire from villainy and in fact plans to take the powers for himself. While he and Matt fight, Jenny crawls to the charged meteorite attempting to regain her powers. Hannah intervenes. Both Hannah and Jenny are catapulted off the roof to their deaths. Only the unexpected reappearance of Hannah, exposed to the meteorite's energies, now possesses the same powers as G-Girl, saves Matt; the second fight between Hannah and Jenny is a full-on super-brawl, destroying part of the neighboring properties. Matt reasons with them both and they cease fighting.
He tells Jenny. Jenny agrees and she embraces her former nemesis; the next morning and Hannah meet up with Professor Bedlam and Jenny. As cries for help are heard from afar and Hannah, who have become partners in crime-fighting, take off to tackle the emergency. Matt and Barry are left holding their girlfriends' purses and clothes, leave to have a beer together. Writer Don Payne conceived of the idea of his first film while working on The Simpsons television series, saying that as a fan of comics, the idea of a romantic comedy with a superhero twist was "a fitting first feature"; the spec script attracted the attention of production company Regency Enterprises and director Ivan Reitman, the film was fast-tracked for production. Filming took place over four weeks in New York City and featured Westchester high school Port Chester High School for the main characters' high school scenes. My Super Ex-Girlfriend debuted in the United States and Canada on July 2006 in 2,702 theaters. In its opening weekend, the film grossed $8,603,460 and ranked No. 7 at the American and Canadian box office.
The film proceeded to gross $22,530,295 in the United States and Canada and $38,454,511 in other territories for a worldwide gross of $60,984,606. The film received mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 40%, based on 130 reviews, with an average rating of 5.07/10. The site's consensus reads, "My Super Ex-Girlfriend is an only sporadically amusing spoof on the superhero genre that misses the mark with a nerd-turned-superwoman who embodies sexist clichés." On Metacritic the film has a score of 50 out of 100, based on 28 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences surveyed by CinemaScore gave the film a grade C+ on scale of A to F. Psychologist Stephen N. Gold, reviewing the film, has suggested that Jenny/G-Girl has borderline personality disorder; the film was released on DVD on December 19, 2006 with anamorphic widescreen and fullscreen presentations along with English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround tracks. Special features included deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes, a "No Sleep 2 Nite" music video by Molly McQueen.