click links in text for more info


Whakatane is a town in the eastern Bay of Plenty Region in the North Island of New Zealand, 90 km east of Tauranga and 89 km north-east of Rotorua, at the mouth of the Whakatane River. Whakatane District is the encompassing territorial authority, which covers an area to the south and west of the town, excluding the enclave of Kawerau. Whakatane has an urban population of 19,750, making it New Zealand's 24th largest urban area, the Bay of Plenty's third largest urban area behind Tauranga and Rotorua. Another 17,050 people live in the rest of the Whakatane District. Around 40% of the district's population have Māori ancestry; the District has a land area of 4,442.07 km2. Whakatane District was created in 1976. Whakatane forms part of the parliamentary electorate of East Coast, represented by Anne Tolley of the New Zealand National Party, it is the main urban centre of the Eastern Bay Of Plenty sub-region. It is the seat of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, chosen as a compromise between the region's two larger cities and Rotorua.

The site of the town has long been populated. Māori pā sites in the area date back to the first Polynesian settlements, estimated to have been around 1200 CE. According to Māori tradition Toi-te-huatahi known as Toi-kai-rakau, landed at Whakatane about 1150 CE in search of his grandson Whatonga. Failing to find Whatonga, he settled in the locality and built a pa on the highest point of the headland now called Whakatane Heads, overlooking the present town; some 200 years the Mataatua waka landed at Whakatane. The Maori name Whakatāne is reputed to commemorate an incident occurring after the arrival of the Mataatua; the men had gone ashore and the canoe began to drift. Wairaka, a chieftainess, said "Kia Whakatāne au i ahau", commenced to paddle - something that women were not allowed to do. With the help of the other women, the canoe was saved. Wairaka's efforts are commemorated by a bronze statue of her at the mouth of the Whakatane River, installed in 1965; the region around Whakatane was important during the New Zealand Wars of the mid 19th century the Volkner Incident.

Its role culminated in 1869 with raids by Te Kooti's forces and a number of its few buildings were razed, leading to an armed constabulary being stationed above the town for a short while. Whakatane beach heralded a historic meeting on 23 March 1908 between Prime Minister Joseph Ward and the Māori prophet and activist Rua Kenana Hepetipa. Kenana claimed to be Te Kooti's successor; the town was a notable shipbuilding and trade centre from 1880 and with the draining of the Rangitāiki swamp into productive farmland from 1904, Whakatane grew considerably. In the early 1920s it was the fastest growing town in the country for a period of about three years and this saw the introduction of electricity for the first time; the carton board mill at Whakatane began as a small operation in 1939 and continues operating to this day. The Whakatane River once had a much longer and more circuitous route along the western edge of the Whakatane urban area, having been re-coursed in the 1960s with a couple of its loopier loops removed to help prevent flooding and provide for expansion of the town.

Remnants of the original watercourse remain as the Awatapu lagoon. The original wide-span ferro-concrete bridge constructed in 1911 at the Bridge Street was demolished in 1984 and replaced by the Landing Road bridge. Whakatane has in recent years benefited from its relative dominance over numerous smaller and less prosperous towns surrounding it, such as Te Teko and Waimana, its popularity as a retirement and lifestyle destination. The'First International Conference on the Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights of Indigenous Peoples' was held in Whakatane from 12 to 18 June 1993; this resulted in the Mataatua Declaration on Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights of Indigenous Peoples' referred to as the Mataatua Declaration. Whakatane has recorded the highest annual sunshine hours in New Zealand. Since official recording began in 2008, the town has attained upwards of 2600 hours a year; the town recorded an average of over 7.5hrs of sunshine a day in 2013. Whakatane records the national daily high on 55 days of the year.

Whakatane was affected by the 1987 Edgecumbe earthquake. Heavy rain struck the Bay of Plenty region between 16-18 July 2004, resulting in severe flooding and a state of civil emergency being declared. Many homes and properties were flooded; the Rangitaiki River burst its banks, flooding large areas of farmland, numerous roads were closed by floods and slips. A total of 245.8 mm of rain fell in Whakatane in the 48-hour period and many small earthquakes were felt during this time, loosening the sodden earth and resulting in landslips that claimed two lives. Moutohora Island is a small island off the Bay of Plenty coast about 12 kilometres north of Whakatane; the island has numerous sites of pā. It provided shelter for James Cook's Endeavour in 1769. A whaling station existed on the island during the 19th century. Whakaari/White Island is an active marine volcano located 48 kilometres offshore of Whakatane and a popular visitor attraction. Sulphur mining on the island was attempted but abandoned in 1914 after a lahar killed all 10 workers.

The mouth of the Whakatane River and Ohiwa Harbour have bo

Centre Township, New Jersey

Centre Township was a township that existed in Camden County, New Jersey, United States, from 1855 through 1926. Centre Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 6, 1855, from portions of the now-defunct Union Township: "Beginning in the middle of Great Timber Creek at the mouth of the southerly branch of Little Timber Creek. Brick’s land. Champion and John R. Brick on the line of Newton Township. Over the years, portions of Centre Township were taken to create several new municipalities: Haddon Heights on March 2, 1904 Magnolia on April 14, 1915 Barrington on March 27, 1917 Tavistock on February 16, 1921 Brooklawn on March 11, 1924 Bellmawr on March 23, 1926 Mount Ephraim on March 23, 1926 Runnemede on March 23, 1926 Lawnside on March 24, 1926 With the creation of Lawnside, Centre Township was dissolved. List of historical Camden County, New Jersey municipalities The Township of Centre

1966 in Brazil

Events in the year 1966 in Brazil. President: Marshal Castelo Branco Vice President: José Maria Alkmin 5 February – Institutional Act Number Three is issued, it introduces the appointment of mayors. 21 February – Pelé marries Rosemeri dos Reis Cholbi. 5 June – Adhemar de Barros, governor of São Paulo, is removed from the post and has his political rights revoked by president Castelo Branco. 6 June – Luís Carlos Prestes, leader of the Brazilian Communist Party, is sentenced to 14 years in prison.. 25 July – A bomb attack attempting to assassinate presidential candidate Artur da Costa e Silva at Recife International Airport causes 3 deaths and several wounds. 20 August – The Lead Masks Case – the corpses of two electronic technicians wearing lead masks are found near Rio de Janeiro in advanced state of decomposition. The case of their death was subject to much speculation. 3 October – An indirect presidential election takes place. Artur Costa e Silva is elected the next President of Brazil by 295 congress votes.

12 July – Mendonça Filho, ex-governor of Pernambuco 15 May – Venceslau Brás, 98, 9th President of Brazil 1966 in Brazilian football 1966 in Brazilian television

Hemal Kheri

Hemal Kheri is a small village located in Ramganj Mandi Tehsil of Kota district, Rajasthan with a total of 117 families Living. The Hemal Kheri village has a population of 556 of which 295 are males and 261 are females as per Population Census 2011. In Hemal Kheri village population of children with age 0–6 is 63 which makes up 11.33% of the total population of the village. Average human sex ratio of Hemal Kheri village is 885, lower than the Rajasthan state average of 928. Child sex ratio for the Hemal Kheri as per census is 1250, higher than Rajasthan average of 888. Hemal Kheri village has a higher literacy rate compared to Rajasthan. In 2011, the literacy rate of Hemal Kheri village was 70.18% compared to 66.11% of Rajasthan. In Hemal, Kheri Male literacy stands at 84.27% while the female literacy rate was 53.54%. As per the constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act, Hemal Kheri village is administrated by Sarpanch, elected representative of the village. Our website, don't have information about schools and hospital in Hemal Kheri village.

The village is home to 556 people by providing details of census of INDIA, among them 295 are male and 261 are female. 1% of the whole population are from general caste, 29% are from scheduled caste and 70% are scheduled tribes. Child population of Hemal Kheri village is 11%, among them 44% are boys and 56% are girls. There are 117 households in the village and an average of 5 persons live in every family. Rajasthani and Hindi The village is known for the Cricket, but the children play a number of games like football, Hockey, Long jump etc. However, there is no such facility for the youth, not great for the talented sportsmen, here is the link of the sports ground The motorcycle is the main vehicle of transportation however there are many cars and tractors as we for the same. There are few public means of transport like Train: 3 km at Jhalawar Road and 8 km Ramganj Mandi Bus 8 km Ramganj Mandi, Flight 80 km Kota Total 346 people in the village are literate, among them 225 are male and 121 are female.

Literacy rate of Hemal Kheri is 70%. 84% of male and 54% of the female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has decreased by -6%. Male literacy has gone down by -8% and the female literacy rate has gone down by -4%. Http://

Hilde C. Bjørnland

Hilde Christiane Bjørnland is a Norwegian economist. She is a professor of economics and Provost for Research and Academic Resources at BI Norwegian Business School. Bjørnland earned a B. Sc. in Economics from Heriot-Watt University in 1991, an M. Sc. in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1992, a Ph. D. from the University of Oslo in 1998. She won a HM Kings gold medal for her doctoral dissertation in 1999. Bjørnland is Special Adviser to the Research Department of Norges Bank, she is the Director at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomics and commodity Prices, President of the Society for Non-linear Dynamics and Econometrics, has served on the Board of Directors of the Norwegian FSA and the Swedish Fiscal Council, she worked as a staff economist at the IMF, has served as a Visiting scholar at the University of California and the University of California, Riverside. Bjørnland conducts research in Applied macroeconomics and time series, focusing among others on the validity of the Dutch Disease in the Norwegian economy.

Special interests include the study of natural resources, business cycles and fiscal policy, the impact of monetary policy on house prices. Faculty page Profile on Google Scholar Profile on IDEAS/RePEc

Going Mobile

"Going Mobile" is a song written by Pete Townshend and released by the Who on their 1971 album Who's Next. It was written for Townshend's abandoned Lifehouse project, with lyrics celebrating the joy of having a mobile home and being able to travel the open road; the Who's lead singer Roger Daltrey did not take part in the recording of the song, leaving the rest of the band to record it as a power trio. The song has attracted mixed reviews from music critics. "Going Mobile" is one of the lighter moments on. It was conceived as part of Townshend's abandoned Lifehouse project. Townshend described the use of the song in the proposed project as follows: "As the story unfolded, because of the vagaries of the modern world, because of pollution being caused by people's need to travel, to be somewhere else. Had been told,'You can't do that anymore. You have to stay where you are.' But people have got this lust for life, adventure, a bit of color." It celebrates the joys of having a mobile home and being able to travel the highways at will – Townshend himself had acquired a mobile home about a year before the song was recorded.

An example of the theme is illustrated by such lyrics as: "Going Mobile" was recorded without Who lead singer Roger Daltrey. Rather and songwriter Townshend handled the vocals on the song. Instrumentation includes bass guitar and drums. A VCS 3 synthesizer is overdubbed on part of the song. Further, on his guitar solo, Townshend plays the instrument through an envelope follower, a feature of the ARP synthesizer that produces what Townshend describes as a "fuzzy wah-wah sound". Author Chris Charlesworth describes the effect as being. Allmusic critic Tom Maginnis describes Entwistle's bass playing on the song as "ultra-fluid" and Moon's drumming as "exuberant." Rolling Stone's John Mendelsohn described the song as "inane". However, in The Rolling Stone Record Guide, John Swenson described "Going Mobile" as one of "Townshend's most beautiful songs". Allmusic's Tom Maginnis states that "Going Mobile" "shows the tremendous energy of the band without the support of powerful guitar amplification". Charlesworth states that "Going Mobile" "lacks the grandeur" of some other Who's Next songs, but nonetheless considers it "a witty and worthy contender".

The Who performed "Going Mobile" live in concert: Kilburn 1977. Townshend included a version of "Going Mobile" on his solo album The Lifehouse Chronicles. In 2011, Simon Townshend performed the song with Roger Daltrey's No Plan B band on its "Tommy Reborn" concert tour