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Werribee, Victoria

Werribee is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 32 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Wyndham local government area. Werribee recorded a population of 40,345 at the 2016 Census. Werribee is situated on the Werribee River halfway between Melbourne and Geelong, on the Princes Highway, it is the administrative centre of the City of Wyndham Local Government Area and is the City's most populous centre. Werribee is part of the Greater Melbourne metropolitan area and is included in the capital's population statistical division. Since the 1990s the suburb has experienced rapid suburban growth into surrounding greenfield land, becoming a commuter town in the Melbourne-Geelong growth corridor. Due to this urban sprawl Wyndham and its suburbs have merged into the Melbourne conurbation, it was established as an agricultural settlement in the 1850s named Wyndham and was renamed Werribee in 1904. The suburb is best known for its major tourist attractions, which include the former estate of wealthy pastoralist Thomas Chirnside, known as Werribee Park, the Victoria State Rose Garden, the Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre and the Werribee Open Range Zoo.

The name "Werribee" originated from the Victorian Aboriginal name for the Werribee River, Wirribi-yaluk in Wathawurrung and Boonwurrung, wirribi meaning "backbone" or "spine". Early leasing of pastures was led by members of John Batman's Port Phillip Association. A rural township began in the early 1850s; this village was named Wyndham. The name derived from a suggestion by the owner of a local village inn, Elliott Armstrong, who sought to honour Scottish soldier Sir Henry Wyndham; the Post Office opened on 12 January 1858 as Wyndham and was renamed Werribee in 1904. However, its adjacent river was called the Werribee River, the town's name was changed to Werribee in 1884, the Shire Council at that time was renamed Werribee in 1909. Werribee at this time was popular for development. Thomas Chirnside, a person famous in this area today, was attracted to the open plain's suitability for agricultural uses. By 1863 he controlled more than 280 square kilometres around Werribee. Chirnside bought other smaller holdings of land at this time.

The town grew helped by a railway line from Melbourne to Geelong, with a station at Werribee in 1857. The Shire was huge, extending from the inner suburbs of Melbourne to Little River to the northward town of Melton and covering 715 square kilometres. Thomas Chirnside committed suicide in 1887, he was found dead in the laundry at Werribee Park with a shotgun lying beside him. His brother Andrew died three years and the property was now divided between Andrew's two sons. A new mansion was built, called "The Manor". In 1881 a quarter of the Shire's population lived in the Werribee Township. There were hotels there, as well as recreational venues such as the Werribee Racecourse as well as the Mechanics' Institute. From 1923 to 1973, Chirnside's property was the site of Corpus Christi College, the seminary of the Catholic Church for Victoria and Tasmania. Werribee's central business district is located along Watton Street. Werribee is surrounded by several residential suburbs: Wyndham Vale to the north-west, Hoppers Crossing and Tarneit to the north and Williams Landing to the north-east, Point Cook to the east.

The market gardens and well-known tourist precinct are found in Werribee South, on the other side of the Maltby Bypass. The area's major regional shopping centre, the Pacific Werribee Shopping Centre is located just across the suburb boundary in Hoppers Crossing. Werribee's town centre and its Civic Centre are located adjacent to the Princes Highway, known locally as Synnot Street. Major local arterial roads Derrimut Road and Old Geelong Road connect the highway to the City of Wyndham's north, as does Cherry Street. Ballan Road is the major arterial to Wyndham's north-west; the CBD links with the Princes Freeway via Duncans Road to the south-east, via Geelong Road to the south west. The Princes Freeway circumvents the township via a section, known as the Maltby Bypass, which opened in June 1961. There are two major railway stations in the area – Werribee railway station and Hoppers Crossing railway station to the north-east, both part of the Melbourne metropolitan network. Werribee Station is the terminus of the Werribee line.

V/Line services to and from Geelong ceased in mid 2015 due to the completion of the Regional Rail Link which sees trains diverted out towards Wyndham Vale. A disused station exists on the line near Werribee Racecourse, which at times has had calls to be reopened. Additionally, tracks have been left spread apart for a future station near Derrimut Road. Further suburban stations to the north and west have been constructed on a new line as part of the Regional Rail Link to be joined with the regional rail network. An extensive bus network links Werribee with neighbouring suburbs, with major bus interchanges at Werribee station, Wyndham Vale railway station, Tarneit railway station, Pacific Werribee and Hoppers Crossing station. Wyndham City Council is one of the highest spending councils when it comes to bicycle infrastructure, thus Werribee is well served with bike paths and bike lanes. Major trails include: The Federation Trail -- from Werribee River to Altona North.

Conophytum jucundum

Conophytum jucundum is a species of succulent plants belonging to the family Aizoaceae. The genus name is derived from the Latin “conus” and Greek “phyto”, while the species Latin name jucundum means pleasant, jocund. Conophytum jucundum are dwarf plants with small succulent evergreen leaves, forming in their development small colonies; these plants can reach a height of 6–15 centimetres, grow in the form of rounded stones and hide themselves among the rocks and in crevices, The flowers are pink or pale pink and the flowering period extends from late Summer to mid Fall. This species grows in South Africa at an altitude of 700 to 1100 meters. Conophytum jucundum subsp. Jucundum Mesembryanthemum jucundum N. E. Br. Conophytum admiraalii L. Bolus Conophytum geyeri L. Bolus Conophytum gratum N. E. Br. Mesembryanthemum gratum N. E. Br. Conophytum jacobsenianum Tischer Conophytum longistylum N. E. Br. Conophytum maximum Tischer Conophytum orbicum N. E. Br. Ex Tischer Conophytum praegratum Tischer Conophytum rarum N.

E. Br. Conophytum robustum Tischer Biolib The plant list African Plant Database II. Handbook succulent plants: Aizoaceae A-E: 150-151. Gibbs Russell, G. E. W. G. Welman, E. Reitief, K. L. Immelman, G. Germishuizen, B. J. Pienaar, M. v. Wyk & A. Nicholas. 1987. List of species of southern African plants. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa 2: 1–152, 1–270

Harlequin (disambiguation)

Harlequin is a comic servant character. Harlequin may refer to: Harlequin, England Harlequin, one of several characters in the DC Comics universe Harley Quinn, a fictional villain in the DC Comics universe Mr. Harley Quin, a character by Agatha Christie whom she described as, "a man shown in a harlequin-coloured light" The Harlequin, a character in the game Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood King, a fictional character from The Seven Deadly Sins Harlequin Enterprises, a Toronto-based publisher Harlequin, an historical novel by Bernard Cornwell Harlequin, a science fiction book by Ian Watson Harlequin, a novel by Morris West The Harlequin, a vampire novel by Laurell K. Hamilton Harlequin, an album by Dave Grusin and Lee Ritenour Harlequin, a rock group Harlekin, a 1975 composition for clarinet by Karlheinz Stockhausen "Harlequin", an art rock song by Audience on Audience "Harlequin", a progressive rock song by Genesis on Nursery Cryme "Harlequin", a pop rock song by The Hollies on 5317704 "Harlequin", a song by Violet Chachki from her 2015 EP Gagged Arlequin, Pièce Caractèristique Pour Clarinette Seule, by Louis Cahuzac The Harlequins, student music production group Harlequin, by Simon Wincer Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey by Cathy Yan, alternative studio title to the 2020 Birds of Prey film Harlequin Harlequin, a cultivar of Berberis thunbergii, a species of flowering plant in the barberry family Harlequin beetle Harlequin cabbage bug, Murgantia histrionica, a species of stinkbug Harlequin duck, Histrionicus histrionicus Harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis, a species of beetle Harlequin rabbit Harlequin tuskfish, Choerodon fasciatus, a species of wrasse Hymenocera, "harlequin shrimp", a genus of saltwater shrimp Praetaxila segecia, "harlequin metalmark", a butterfly Taxila haquinus, "harlequin", a butterfly Harlequin syndrome, a distinctive inflammation pattern of the skin caused by nerve injury Harlequin-type ichthyosis, a severe and fatal skin disease present at birth Aberavon Quins RFC, a rugby union club in Wales Cardiff Harlequins RFC, a rugby union club in Wales Dallas Harlequins, in the United States Hamilton Harlequins, in New Zealand Harlequin Amateurs, an amateur rugby union club Harlequin F.

C. a rugby union club in London, England Harlequin Ladies Football Club, a women's rugby union club Harlequins RL, a rugby league club in England Hawick Harlequins RFC, a rugby union club in Scotland Hobart Harlequins Rugby Union Club, in Australia Kenya Harlequin F. C. in Kenya Maesteg Harlequins RFC, a rugby union club in Wales Melbourne Harlequins, in Australia Ottawa Harlequins, a rugby union club in Canada Oxford Harlequins RFC, a rugby union club in England Pembroke Dock Harlequins RFC, a rugby union club in Wales Pittsburgh Harlequins, a rugby union club in the United States Porth Harlequins RFC, a rugby union club in Wales Quins-Bobbies Rugby Club Pretoria Harlequins, in South Africa Belfast Harlequins, a multi-sport club in Northern Ireland Cork Harlequins, a cricket and hockey club Harlequins cricket team, an English former first-class team Harlequin, a shade of green HMS Harlequin, various ships Harlequin, a defunct Cambridge, UK technology business All pages with titles containing harlequin All pages with titles beginning with Harlequin Arlequin Arlecchino

Pentagon (Wiesbaden)

The Historical pentagon represents the historic core of the Hessian capital Wiesbaden. It is bordered to the south of the Rheinstraße, to the west of the Schwalbacher Straße, north of the Röderstraße and Taunusstrasse and to the east of the Wilhelmstrasse; these roads form a pentagon enclosing the old town of Wiesbaden. The development outside this street line did not start until the second half of the 19th century. Within the pentagon of the medieval city layout is located with many historic buildings, including the City Palace of the Dukes of Nassau on Schloßplatz and Old Town Hall and the oldest surviving building in the city dating from Roman times, the Heidenmauer; the Historical pentagon goes back to the year 1818, when the Wiesbaden city builder and architect Christian Zais presented first building plans and expert evidence for an urban extension in which this approach was adopted

Speckled longfin eel

The speckled longfin eel, Australian long-finned eel or marbled eel is one of 15 species of eel in the family Anguillidae. It has a long snake-like cylindrical body with its dorsal and anal fins joined to form one long fin, it has a brownish green or olive green back and sides with small darker spots or blotches all over its body. Its underside is paler, it has a small gill opening on each side of its wide head, with thick lips. It is Australia's largest freshwater eel, the female grows much larger than the male, it is known as the spotted eel. Long-finned eels can grow to 1.6 metres and 22 kg for females while males are much smaller at 650 mm and 600 g. Landlocked eels have been reported to grow to 3 metres; the long-finned eel is a native of New Guinea, eastern Australia, Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia. It can be found in many freshwater areas, including creeks, rivers, dams and lakes although more in rivers than lakes. Like other Anguilla species, the eel lives predominantly in freshwater rivers and streams, but is born in deep waters of the ocean.

Each species has its own spawning grounds. The long-finned eel spawns in the Western arm of the Southern Equatorial Current, which carries spawn to the eastern coast of Australia; this species is panmictic, spawning throughout the year. Froese and Pauly, eds.. "Anguilla reinhardtii" in FishBase. February 2006 version. Critters of Calamvale Creek Inland Fisheries Service Tasmania Long-finned eel fact sheet AUSECO Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society

The Mammoth Tusk

The Mammoth Tusk is the first album by the Lebanese-Syrian rapper Eslam Jawaad, released on 6 July 2009. It features guest collaborations by Lord Sear, Shadia Mansour and Rude Jude; the album has more mainstream performers including De La Soul and Damon Albarn, the frontman of Blur and The Good, the Bad & the Queen). Jawaad worked with Albarn on The Good, the Bad & the Queen's first album, The Good, the Bad & the Queen on an unreleased B-side entitled "Mr. Whippy" and appeared with Albarn on Gorillaz's Escape to Plastic Beach World Tour when he rapped on their song "Clint Eastwood"; when the group played in Damascus, he rapped in his native Arabic, as he does on the song "Alarm Chord" which features Albarn. His song "Pivot Widdit" was used in the Dubai film City of Life. "Pivot Widdit" - 3:26 "Star Spangled Banner" - 3:05 "Tickle My Pickle" - 3:40 "Rewind DJ" - 4:37 "Baba's Shotgun" - 1:21 "Trick" - 3:10 "Leave it Alone" - 3:06 "It Wasn't Me" - 1:15 "Criminuhl" - 3:20 "Heave Ho" - 3:52 "The Mammoth Tusk" - 4:18 "Big Slingaz'" - 4:09 "So Real" "Alarm Chord" - 3:29 "Beirut" - 3:52