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Wadbilliga National Park

Wadbilliga National Park is a 985.3 km2 national park, located in high country spanning the Monaro and South Coast regions of south-eastern New South Wales, Australia. Wadbilliga National Park is located 425 kilometres southwest of Sydney via Cobargo, 150 kilometres south east of Canberra; the nearest towns are Narooma and Cobargo in the east, Cooma on the plateau in the west. Wadbilliga is a wilderness area, much of its protected area is in a near pristine state. Featuring rugged gorges and gullies. Suited to overnight camping and wilderness walking. Areas of interest include the Tuross River Gorge and Brogo Wilderness Area; the Wadbilliga Track is a scenic four wheel drive road which travels up the escarpment from east to west. Wadbilliga is in a remote part of Australia, has had little influence from mankind in the history of European settlement. In recent decades, it has become protected, has intentionally been left in a natural state; the undulating plateaux and steep gullies provide a variety of different habitats.

Pinkwood rainforests occur in the sheltered fire free gullies. Black Ash, Monkey Gum, White Ash and Snow Gums occur at higher altitudes. Yellow Box, Manna Gum and Forest Red Gum forests are found at lower altitudes. Other habitats include bogs, dry exposed eucalyptus woodland, riverside forest and heaths. Rare plants occurring in Wadbilliga National Park include the Deua Gum and the small shrub, Kunzea badjaensis; the bird and animal life is undisturbed in this area. Over 122 native species of birds have been recorded here. Common animals include wombats, wallabies, possums of various types, platypus and many more. Protected areas of New South Wales Bemboka River National Parks website

Bisulfite

The bisulfite ion is the ion HSO3−. Salts containing the HSO3− ion are termed bisulfites known as sulfite lyes. For example, sodium bisulfite is NaHSO3; some evidence may suggest that the proton in bisulfite ion is located on sulfur, giving rise to C3v symmetry. There is, some evidence from 17O NMR spectroscopy to suggest that two tautomeric forms of HSO3− exist in dynamic equilibrium, one which has the proton attached to sulfur and one, protonated at oxygen; the C3v structure is supported by X-ray crystallography and, in aqueous solution, by Raman spectroscopy. Bisulfite salts are prepared by treatment of alkaline solutions with excess sulfur dioxide: SO2 + NaOH → NaHSO3HSO3− is the conjugate base of sulfurous acid, H2SO3: H2SO3 ⇌ HSO3− + H+Sulfurous acid is not an isolable compound and does not appear to exist in solution either. An equilibrium, much more consistent with spectroscopic evidence is given: SO2 + H2O ⇌ HSO3− + H+HSO3− is a weak acidic species with a pKa of 6.97. Its conjugate base is the sulfite ion, SO32−: HSO3− ⇌ SO32− + H+Bisulfites are reducing agents, as are all sulfites and sulfur dioxide, which contains sulfur in the same oxidation state.

Bisulfite salts are common additives to the drug epinephrine in order to prevent its oxidation to adrenochrome and resulting inactivation. Bisulfites can sometimes cause an allergic reaction; this is different from the common sulfa drugs allergy. The quantity of bisulfite in medical pain blockers that initiates Type 1 hypersensitivity has been determined by Fraser and Huang. Bisulfite sequencing

Oosteeklo Abbey

Oosteeklo Abbey was a Cistercian nunnery founded in Oosteeklo in 1217 and moved to Ghent. In the Middle Ages the lay brothers and the secular tenants of the monastery played an important role in the agricultural development of the sandy heathland around the village of Oosteeklo. In 1577, during the Dutch Revolt, the abbey was razed. Seven surviving members of the community regrouped under Abbess Elisabeth Fransmans and in 1585 moved into the Posteernehof in the city of Ghent. Under Joanna de Hertoghe, the abbey church was built in Ghent, under Francisca vanden Steene the refectory, chapter house and infirmary were built and the church decorated. While established in Ghent the monastery did retain extensive property and rights in and around Oosteeklo, their former guesthouse in the village is now listed as built heritage. On 11 May 1666 Gerard de Baere, Abbot of Dunes, granted permission for a chapel with portable altar to be built on the former site of the abbey in Oosteeklo. In 1796 the Revolutionary authorities suppressed the house in Ghent and confiscated the building, which in 1797 was sold at public auction.

The former nuns bought back the house through a front man, continued to live in it as a clandestine community until 1814, when again recognised as a monastic house. Over the course of the subsequent few decades, the community died out. In 1842 the former monastery buildings were transferred to the Jesuits, in the early 20th century to the De La Salle Brothers; the abbesses listed in the Gallia Christiana, vol. 5, 227-228, are as follows. Isabella Egidia de Salsyne Lyna Trys Lyna de Boulers Ida Dammand Agnes van Hove Heylsoeta de Rocleers Maria Keelcapons Belina van Somerghem Clara Tollins Margareta vanden Berghe Margareta van Wilsem Catharina d'Appers Margareta vanden Voorde Catharina Seysens Clara Smeyers Christiana Laus Catharina van Raveschot Margareta Poleyts Agnes Cabelliau Gentina de Mastin Catharina de Beer Anna de Pottelsberghe Philippina de Mastin Johanna Sanders Elisabeth Fransmans Joanna de Hertoghe Maria de Brunswyck, daughter of the Duke of Brunswick Francisca vanden Steene Isabella Clara Eugenia de Huchin, a goddaughter of Isabella Clara Eugenia Juliana vanden Bogaerde of Bruges Maria Alexandrina Coene of Ghent

Tolu Adesina

Tolulope Abraham Adesina is a Nigerian singer, recording artist, music producer, actor born in Kaduna, Northern Nigeria. He was a finalist at the 2010 MTN Project Fame. Adesina was born into a Baptist family in Barnawa and grew up as a church boy, he joined the church choir at 11. His girl-like soprano vocals always stand him out. Growing up, he was fascinated with legends of music like Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, R Kelly, New Edition, 112, Whitney Houston and Brandy. Adesina studied architecture at Kaduna Polytechnic, his foray into professional music started when he auditioned for West African Idols in 2008. He auditioned for BET’s Sunday’s Best in 2009 anchored by American Gospel Singer Kirk Franklin and was the only finalist from Nigeria that year, his breakthrough came in 2010 when he made it to the MTN Project Fame finals as one of the six winners in Season 3, That year, he released his debut single Arewa which received massive airplay in Nigeria. After Project Fame, he moved to Nigeria where he met CEO of Mavin Records, Don Jazzy.

That year, Adesina worked with Don Jazzy to produce "My lover". He recorded another single, "Ife Mi", produced by Kaduna-born music producer Baby Fresh. In 2015, Adesina teamed up with Tiwa Savage to record a version of "Silent Night", he landed his first television role in MTV's Shuga Season 5. Adesina has recorded several gospel songs including "I’m a star", "Holies of Holies", "Lala", "I'm Here". Arewa - 2010 Iam3hree EP - 2011 Shakara gets me up Whine it - 2012 My lover ft Donjazzy - 2014 Jemappelle Tolu - 2014 Arewa ft Dj soupamodel -2014 Ifemi ft Donjazzy - 2015 3sum EP - 2016 Newtinz Newtinz Prettymama champion ft Cdq Shuga Rush - 2017 Oshe Baba - 2018 Lala - 2018 Adaba - 2018 I’m Here - 2018 Nothing Without You ft Nikki Laoye - 2018

Tenchu: Stealth Assassins

Tenchu: Stealth Assassins is an action-adventure stealth game developed by Acquire and published by Sony Music Entertainment Japan in Japan and Activision in North America and Europe for the PlayStation in 1998. Tenchu is set in feudal Japan, it was one of the first ninja games to incorporate a crucial aspect of ninjutsu. In addition to featuring traditional martial arts in battles, the game incorporates elements of historical fantasy and Japanese mythology; the game begins with the protagonists Ayame training to reach an honourable rank. In the training missions the performance of the character determines their rank. Lord Gohda himself gives his feedback on Rikimaru's performance, while his daughter Princess Kiku speaks to Ayame instead; the playable characters Rikimaru and Ayame are only selectable as singular players and their storylines vary yet they experience the same levels and missions. Rikimaru, the oldest of the two, is the primary character in the game. Armed with a single ninjato, he is slower.

Ayame carries a pair of kodachi and is faster and has more combos than Rikimaru, but is the weaker of the two. The game features ten levels, all of which take place at night to compensate for the technical limitations of the PlayStation. Both characters are armed with a grappling hook which allows them to zip up to the tops of buildings and move across rooftops. Many bosses react differently to the two ninja based on their genders, highlighting the social attitudes at the time. All missions, including the initial training mission, can be replayed an unlimited number of times, but Mission 2 and onwards cannot be accessed without the previous chapter being completed. Three different layouts are used to distribute the enemies and items spread on the levels' maps. On playing the training level, only several throwable deadly objects and a grappling hook are automatically selected as interactive objects; the weapon selection section contains throwing knives /shuriken, smoke bombs, poison rice cakes, coloured rice, healing potions and mines.

Advanced items on completing a mission with the rank Grand Master are known as: Super Shuriken/Kunai, Lightfoot Scroll, Fire Eater Scroll, Protections Amulet, Sleeping Gas, Ninja Armour, Shadow Decoy, Resurrection Leaf, Chameleon Spell, Dog Bone and Decoy Whistle. These are limited to a number of objects overall; the Grappling Hook does not consume item space. On failure, the character dies and the text "Mission Failed" appears on the screen in front of the grave of the character. All items are lost. If the character succeeds in their mission they are scored and ranked, while the player's time is recorded into the game's system; this score is compared to previous attempts and the scores of the partner to the current character if they have been played before. A cinematic scene happens at the end of each level revealing some of the character's personality to the player. Mission 10 has a longer cutscene which leads to the ending of credits; the player still has an option to complete the game as the alternative character as the attempts in playing each level are limitless.

Some aspects can be unlocked by completing sections of the game, which can include alternative costumes for Rikimaru and Ayame. Cheats can trigger unlockables; the game takes place in feudal Japan, introducing a pair of ninja: Rikimaru and Ayame, members of the Azuma Ninja Clan since childhood. The two ninja serve the heroic Lord Gohda, work for him as his secret spies to root out corruption and gather intelligence in his province. However, the evil demonic sorcerer Lord Mei-Oh seeks to destroy Lord Gohda, using his demon warrior Onikage, wreaks havoc throughout Lord Gohda's province. A video of an early prototype build of the game was featured in Tenchu: Shinobi Hyakusen, showing a science-fiction type ninja game whose gameplay style was very different from the one in the final version. Famous ninja-roles actor/martial artist Sho Kosugi and his son Kane were hired as motion capture actors for the game's combat moves; the Japanese version of the game is somewhat different from the Western version and the remake Shinobi Gaisen.

The game each level only has one layout. The option screen, character select and level select all come with different graphics; the boss characters have different weapons and before each level there is a small amount of Japanese dialogue that gives more detail into the game. The fighting moves are different, whereas on the version, mashing the button for attacks is all well and good, but in this version each strike must be timed to get the full flurry of moves; the 180 degree reverse roll is absent. Tenchu was re-released in Japan on February 24, 1999 with many updates, including different mission layouts, all the stages seen in the American and European versions and four selectable languages: Japanese, English and French; the main feature of this version was its mission editor. The possibilities in creating missions were endless and it generated a special edition disc with the 100 best missions created by Japanese players called Tenchu: Shinobi Hyakusen. Tenchu: Shinobi Hyakusen is an expansion pack for Tenchu.

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Empusa

Empusa or Empousa is a shape-shifting female being in Greek mythology, said to possess a single leg of copper, commanded by Hecate, whose precise nature is obscure. In Late Antiquity, the empousai has been described as a category of phantoms or spectres, equated with the lamiai and mormolykeia, thought to seduce and feed on young men; the primary sources for the empousa in Antiquity are Aristophanes's plays and Philostratus's Life of Apollonius of Tyana. The Empusa has been defined in the Sudas and by Crates of Mallus as a "demonic phantom" with shape-shifting abilities, thus in Aristophane's plays she is said to change appearance from various beasts to a woman. The Empusa is said to be one-legged, having one brass leg, or a donkey's leg, thus being known by the alias Onokole. A folk etymology construes the name to mean "one-footed". In Aristophanes's comedy The Frogs, an Empusa appears before Dionysus and his slave Xanthias on their way to the underworld, although this may be the slave's practical joke to frighten his master.

Xanthius thus sees the empousa transform into a bull, a mule, a beautiful woman, a dog. The slave reassures that the being indeed had one brass leg, another leg of cow dung besides; the Empusa was a being sent by Hecate, or, was Hecate herself, according to a fragment of Aristophanes's lost play Tagenistae, as preserved in the Venetus. By the Late Antiquity in Greece, this became a category of beings, designated as empusai in the plural, it came to be believed that the spectre preyed on young men for food. According to 1st century Life of Apollonius of Tyana, the empousa is a phantom that took on the appearance of an attractive woman and seduced a young philosophy student in order to devour him. In a different passage of the same work, when Apollonius was journeying from Persia to India, he encountered an empousa, hurling insults at it, coaxing his fellow travellers to join him, whereby it ran and hid, uttering high-pitched screams. An empousa was known to others as lamia or mormolyke; this empousa confessed it was fattening up the student she targeted to feed on him, that she craved young men for the freshness and purity of their blood, prompting an interpretation as blood-sucking vampire by Smith′s Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.

In modern times, folklore has been collected about a being fitting the description of an empousa: an slender woman with multiple feet, "one of bronze, one a donkey's foot, one an ox's, one a goat's, one human", but she was referred to as a woman with the lamia-like body and gait. The example was from Arachova and published by Bernhard Schmidt Schmidt only speculated that oral lore of empousa might survive somewhere locally. A field study finds that empousa is a term, used in oral tradition, compared to other terms such as gello which has a similar meaning. According to Robert Graves, Empusa was a demigoddess, the beautiful daughter of the goddess Hecate and the spirit Mormo, she feasted on blood by seducing young men as they slept, before drinking their blood and eating their flesh. When she spotted a man sleeping on the road, she attacked him, little knowing he was Zeus, king of the gods. Zeus woke and visited his wrath on her and Empusa was killed. Empusa is referenced in Tomlinson. Empusa is a character in Faust: Part Two by Goethe.

She appears during the Classical Walpurgis Night. She refers to herself as cousin to Mephisto because she has a donkey's foot and he has a horse's. Empusa is the name of the ship used by Count Orlok to travel to Wisborg in F. W. Murnau's film Nosferatu. Empusa is a main antagonist, they may look like humans at first. In Primal, Empusa is among the Wraith-Aristocrates, a fast travelling race of demons, the wife of the main-antogonist in the third world. In Wicked Wings by Keri Arthur, Three empusae are the villains who are eating the flesh of their prey, they use the form of a young woman to lure the men to their deaths. In the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, the Empousai first appear in The Battle of the Labyrinth as servants of Hecate who had, by that time, joined the Titan Army. Empusa is one of the three witches in the film Stardust, she is played by Sarah Alexander. In Neil Gaiman's novel Stardust the witches are not given individual names