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Venman Bushland National Park

Venman Bushland is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 22 km southeast of Brisbane. Jack Venman purchased 255 acres of land on West Mount Cotton Road in the Shire of Redland in 1954; the land had been logged in the 1900s. Venman paid 2 pounds per acre, a total of 510 pounds, his early plans for the land were cattle farming. In 1959, Venman sought work elsewhere and it was noted that the land was returning to its natural state. In the late 1960s Jack discovered surveyors on the property, he became concerned for the preservation of the land as bushland. He constructed walking tracks and built wooden chairs and tables. In the 1970, he deeded the land to Shire of Albert for $1 and the right to maintain his home on the land. At the age of 73, Venman retired as caretaker for the property. Protected areas of Queensland Media related to Venman Bushland National Park at Wikimedia Commons

McBain, Michigan

McBain is a city in Missaukee County in the U. S. state of Michigan. The population was 656 at the 2010 census, making McBain the eighth-smallest city in the state of Michigan by population. McBain began as a settlement around a sawmill in Riverside Township, founded by John McBain in 1887. A station on the Toledo, Ann Arbor and North Michigan Railway opened on August 27, 1888 and a post office with the name "Owens" opened on September 10, 1888; the post office was renamed McBain on September 17, 1889. McBain incorporated as a village in 1893 and as a city in 1907. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.25 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2010, there were 656 people, 249 households, 159 families residing in the city; the population density was 524.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 275 housing units at an average density of 220.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 95.6% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 2.6% from other races, 0.8% from two or more races.

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population. There were 249 households of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, 36.1% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.89. The median age in the city was 45.9 years. 22.1% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 57.9 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 584 people, 246 households, 154 families residing in the city; the population density was 478.6 per square mile. There were 271 housing units at an average density of 222.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 98.12% White, 0.86% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.51% from two or more races.

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.20% of the population. There were 246 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.0% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.07. In the city, the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, 23.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 77.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.2 males. The median income for a household in the city was $35,156, the median income for a family was $43,594. Males had a median income of $31,538 versus $21,607 for females; the per capita income for the city was $19,356. About 3.8% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.

McBain Rural Agricultural School and Northern Michigan Christian School serves the community. Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Dan Bazuin is from McBain; this climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot summers and cold winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, McBain has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps. Romig, Walter. Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities. Great Lakes Books Series. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X. Retrieved July 3, 2017


Dhulikhel is a municipality in Kavrepalanchok District of Nepal. Two major highway B. P. Highway and Arniko Highway passes through Dhulikhel. Araniko Highway connects Nepal's capital city with Tibet's border town of Kodari. Dhulikhel is located at the Eastern rim of Kathmandu Valley, south of the Himalayas at 1550m above sea level and is situated 30 km southeast of Kathmandu and 74 km southwest of Kodari; the Majority of people in dhulikhel is Newars, Brahmin, Chhettri and Dalit are living in outer area of the town. Drinking water in Dhulikhel is some of the best water in Nepal, it was made with the help of German Technical Cooperation. Located 30 km to the east of Kathmandu valley, Dhulikhel Municipality was established on 2043/11/05 constituting 9 wards. At present, with the expansion of area, the municipality constitutes of 12 wards covering a total of 54.62 km2. Dhulikhel Municipality receives an annual rainfall of 1500mm; the average temperature of 20 C makes it a treat for tourists in the summer season.

As per the figures of Central Bureau of Statistics Total population of Dhulikhel Municipality is 33,981 with 16,675 male and 17306 female. The population density is 582 per km2. With an average growth rate of 0.65. There are 7039 Households with average size of 4.5. Dhulikhel Municipality boasts as a major touristic destination with attractions that range from natural scenario to cultural and historical elements. One can view the Himalayan range at an 180o panoramic view of mountains including Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Langtang, Mt. Phuribichyachu, Mt. Gaurishankar, Mt. Lhotse among others. Other natural attractions include locations like Tundikhel plus cultural and religious sites like Bhagawati, Gita Mandir, Gaukhureshwor. Dhulikhel was the eastern border of ancient Nepal Mandala, it was one of the territories of Bhaktapur kingdom. Dhulikhel was among the last places to be annexed to the country Gorkha, being expanded by Prithvi Narayan Shah. Yogi Narharinath, in Itihas Prakash writes about the difficulty Prithvi Narayan Shah faced in conquering Dhulikhel.

He writes: "Prithvi Narayan Shah found it difficult to capture Dhulikhel. He got scared by the bravery of the locals. Being unable to conquer the place despite fighting for six months, he installed a fort in the hill above side. Staying there, he gave organized numerous forces; this scared the people of vicinity and they started fleeing their homes. Just fifty households remained back in Dhulikhel. Despite this, Mahindra Sing Rai fought valiantly. Prithivi Narayan Shah was frustrated to see yet another defeat when one soldier stabbed Mahindra Sing in the back and roped spear, he died on the spot. His brother, Naamsing was stabbed with khukuri. In this way, the battle ended and Dhulikhel was won on B. S. 1820 Kartik 10 on Sunday. The next day and Panauti were conquered whereas on Kartik 14 Gorkhalis won Banepa and Nala; until B. S. 1972, administrative center of Kavrepalanchok was at Chautara. It shifted to Banepa until B. S. 1980 after which it subsequently shifted to Dhulikhel which stands till date.

Dhulikhel Municipality has plenty education institutes, including a university, Kathmandu University. The number of basic education schools are 24 and 6 as run by Government and Private Institutions while Secondary Schools number are 11 and 8 respectively. There is a school run by Monastery in the municipality. Altogether, there are 50 schools in the area. Like the national statistics in favor of literacy rate of men, Dhulikhel Municipality has 85.63% literate male population while the same rate is 65.77% for female, making up for a total literacy rate of 75.26%. School enrollment rate of 99% sees higher rate than the national average of 96%. Of the total 37 early childhood education based establishments, 33 are school based while 4 are community based. Dhulikhel Municipality has one hospital – Dhulikhel Community Hospital. In addition, there is 6 Health Posts including 3 Urban Health Posts. 81.4% of the residents of the municipality have access to pipeline water supply, a figure better than the national average of 80%.

Among the total households 64.23% are equipped with toilet while the remaining 35.76%. Residents of Dhulikhel Municipality use a number of sources of fuel for cooking, with traditional source, i.e. Firewood forming the largest chunk, 60.47%. Next are other non-renewable sources of fuel, Kerosene and LP Gas, constituting to 29.84%. Guitha, locally made produce, addresses the need of 5.28% population while the remaining 4.41% use electricity for the cooking purpose. The number of households using improved cooking stoves is 1645; this has helped reduce the carbon emission while making the use of the resources efficiently. There are 4 FM Radios based in Dhulikhel Municipality with a few more frequency received in the area; the FM in Dhulikhel include Radio Namobuddha, Radio Madhyepurba, Grace FM, Radio Sheferd. Regarding the conduction of financial transactions, there are 7 Banks, including all categories of Financial Institutions; the Banks include Nabil Bank, Banijya Bank, Agriculture Bank, Century Bank, Civil Bank, Dev Development Bank and Naya Nepal laghubittya bikas Bank.

Dhulikhel Municipality is a major part of the Kathmandu Valley Cultural Trekking Trail. This five-day trail provides a short trek with himalayas in the background and passes showcases a number of cultural highlights and rich biodiversity. Visits to hill stations like Chisapani, Nagarkot along with Dhulikhel will be less challenging than going to himalayas routes but with equal thrill and rewards. Dhulikhel municipality is the middle points for hiking routes. T

Michael McCann (composer)

Michael McCann is a Canadian composer for television, video games, film. He is best known for composing the scores to the video games Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Borderlands 3. McCann's music incorporates elements of electronic and traditional acoustic instruments, includes the use of world and solo vocals, his scoring work, as well as solo and production work, bridges multiple genres including ambient, jazz, break-beat, post-rock, trip-hop and bass, industrial and pop. McCann has received award nominations for his work in television, games & film, from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, IGN, Spike TV Video Game Awards, G. A. N. G. Hollywood Music In Media Awards, G4TV X-Play, his sound-design work on the film It's All Gone Pete Tong earned him two Genie Award nominations for Best Overall Sound Editing and Best Overall Sound. Past projects include original composition work for MTV, VH1, Discovery Channel, The Gap / Old Navy, Paramount Pictures, Alliance Atlantis, Audiokinetic, Odeon Films, Ubisoft, NASA, the Canadian Space Agency, FUBAR, various commercials and independent films.

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List of Czech women writers

This is a list of women writers who were born in the Czech Republic or Czechoslovakia or whose writings are associated with those countries. Madeleine Albright, American politician, non-fiction writer, writing in English Hana Andronikova ), short story writer Božena Benešová, Czech poet, short story writer, playwright Alexandra Berková, short story writer, some works translated into English Zdeňka Bezděková, writer and translator Tereza Boučková, short story writer, playwright Zuzana Brabcová, novelist Marie Červinková-Riegrová, autobiographer, librettist Radka Denemarková, biographer Dominika Dery, prose writer, author of The Twelve Little Cakes Helen Epstein, memoirist, author of Children of the Holocaust Jiřina Hauková, translator Eva Hauserová, non-fiction writer, feminist Iva Hercíková, screenwriter Daniela Hodrová, editor, literary researcher Eva Hudečková, screenwriter Petra Hůlová, popular novelist Jožka Jabůrková, non-fiction writer, translator Milena Jesenská, columnist, translator Eva Kantůrková, short story writer, diarist Věra Kohnová, child diarist, author of The Diary of Vera Kohnova Eliška Krásnohorská, librettist, children's writer, feminist Květa Legátová, short story writer, essayist Věra Linhartová, art historian, short story writer, children's writer, sometimes writing in French Helena Lisická, writer of fairy tales and legends Jarmila Loukotková, historical novelist, short story writer, children's writer, playwright Marie Majerová, short story writer, children's writer Heda Margolius Kovály, novelist, some works translated into English Libuše Moníková, playwright, writing in German Božena Němcová, acclaimed novelist, writer of folk tales, author of The Grandma Bára Nesvadbová, columnist, children's writer Halina Pawlowská, short story writer, television presenter Iva Pekárková, Czech-language novelist, now living in New York Gabriela Preissová, short story writer Lenka Procházková, television screenwriter Magdalena Dobromila Rettigová, remembered for her cookery book Sylvie Richterová, short story writer, essayist, educator Lenka Reinerová, German-language non-fiction writer, editor, essayist Zdena Salivarová, living in Canada Marie Šťastná, poet Bertha von Suttner, born in Prague, Austrian pacifist, Nobel Peace Prize winner Eva Švankmajerová, surrealist artist, poet Karolina Světlá, feminist Jindra Tichá, short story writer, living in New Zealand Kateřina Tučková, best-selling novelist, non-fiction writer Fan Vavřincová, novelist, short story writer Božena Viková-Kunětická, short story writer, politician Alena Wagnerová, biographer Magdalena Wagnerová, short story writer, screenwriter Marketa Zinnerová, screenwriter, children's writer Anna Zonová, short story writer List of Czech writers List of women writers


Dron is a village / panchayat, located in the Gir Gadhada Taluka of Gir Somnath district in Gujarat State, India. Earlier, until August 2013, Dron was part of Junagadh district; the latitude 20.928161 and longitude 70.949985 are the geo-coordinate of the Village Dron. Gandhinagar is the state capital of Dron village, located around 362 kilometres away from Dron. According to Census 2011, with the 510 families, the population of this village is 2892. Out of this, 1485 are males and 1407 are females. Most residents are dependent on agriculture. According to the 2011 census of India, Dron has 510 households; the effective literacy rate is 67.86% Below is the Revenue records list of forty-three villages of Gir Gadhada Taluka including Gir Gadhada village