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Lee Cox (athlete)

Lee Cox is an Australian Paralympic athlete with a vision impairment. He was born in the Victorian town of Hamilton. At the 1996 Pacific School Games, he won two gold medals in the 400 m and discus events and four silver medals in the 100 m, 200 m, long jump and triple jump events, in 1997 he was named Most Outstanding Junior Athlete by the Australian Blind Sports Federation, he participated in the 1999 FESPIC Games, winning two silver medals in the 400 m and triple jump events and a bronze medal in the long jump event. At the 2000 Sydney Games, he won a silver medal in the men's Pentathlon – P13 event. At the time of the games he was living in New South Wales. Lee Cox – Athletics Australia Results

List of tourist attractions in Shanghai

Attractions in Shanghai, include: The Bund City God Temple Consulate-General of Russia in Shanghai Expo 2010 General Post Office Building Happy Valley Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple Jin Mao Tower Jing'an Temple Jinjiang Action Park Longhua Temple Nanjing Road Oriental Pearl Tower People's Park People's Square Pudong Qibao St. Ignatius Cathedral of Shanghai Shanghai French Concession Shanghai Grand Theatre Shanghai International Circuit Shanghai Ocean Aquarium Shanghai Oriental Arts Center Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center Shanghai Zoo She Shan Basilica Taikang Lu Thames Town Wen Miao Xintiandi Yuyuan Garden Yuyuan Tourist Mart Tianzifang Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum


KOAS is a radio station broadcasting an Urban AC format. Licensed to Dolan Springs, United States, the station serves the Laughlin/Las Vegas/Dolan Springs area; the station is owned by Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. through licensee Beasley Media Group, LLC. The station's studios are located in the unincorporated Clark County area of Spring Valley, while its transmitter is in Dolan Springs. KOAS operates an FM booster transmitter on 105.7 MHz in Nevada. The booster, known as KOAS-FM1, transmits with 2,500 watts of ERP, it provides the Las Vegas area with a stronger signal than the main transmitter located in Dolan Springs. Radio stations KOAS and KVGS have on-channel FM boosters broadcasting from an antenna at the top of The Stratosphere. Licensed as KOAS-FM1 and KVGS-FM1, they are the only radio stations with transmitters at the tower. However, the signals being transmitted from this structure are low-power and only cover the immediate Las Vegas area on a "fill in" or "booster" basis. Both of these stations have their main transmitter sites located elsewhere, those transmitter sites are what give these stations more wide spread, regional coverage.

K288FS, a translator of KOAS, serves nearby Charleston Park, Nevada with a two hundred fifty-watt signal on 105.5 MHz. The station was assigned the call sign KCRR on August 1, 1984. On November 20, 1987, the station changed its call sign to KFLG. On December 12, 2000, the station became KBYE. On August 8, 2001, KBYE flipped to smooth jazz as "The Oasis", with the station changing call letters to the current KOAS on the 14th. On December 26, 2009, after airing Christmas music for a month, KOAS dropped Smooth Jazz for Rhythmic AC, giving the market two stations in the format, the other being KPLV. On April 1, 2013, KOAS shifted their format to rhythmic oldies. In November 2013, the long time "Oasis" moniker was dropped in favor of "Old School 105.7". On June 17, 2019 at midnight, KOAS flipped from rhythmic adult contemporary to urban adult contemporary as Jammin' 105.7. Query the FCC's FM station database for KOAS Radio-Locator information on KOAS Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KOAS105.7koas

Argentine Polar Dog

The Argentine Polar Dog was an Argentinian breed of dog, now extinct. Argentina polar dogs were developed by the Argentine Army for the purpose of equipping their Antarctica bases with sled dogs; the breed was a result of crossbreeding between a Siberian Husky, a Greenland dog, an Alaskan Malamute and a Manchurian Spitz. However, the breed went extinct in 1994 due to it being moved out of Antarctica in compliance with the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty; the need to travel cheaply, safely across Antarctica caused a team of more than thirty non-commissioned officers of the Argentine Army, commanded by Hector Martin and Felix Daza Rodriguez, to develop a breed of dogs that were capable of carrying loads through long distances, easy to breed, easy to maintain, able to fulfill operational functions similar to those of mechanical tracked transports. At the origin of the Argentine Polar Dog are the main Arctic dog breeds of work, the formation of its genetic base and the stabilization of its standard took the military thirty-one years of work.

Specially trained for the march or "mushing" with sledges, these dogs slipped on snowy or icy surfaces indistinctly. With the identification of Argentina as a bi-continental country, the exploration and conquest of Antarctica began in the 1950s and the desire to reach the South Pole came with it. General Hernán Pujato brought the first sled dogs from Alaska and Greenland, thus beginning the crossings; the average weight of male Argentine Polar Dogs was 60 kilograms. The average weight of female Argentine Polar Dogs was 52 kilograms. Argentine Polar Dogs were shielded against low temperatures by their triple coat, which consisted of a wool layer, a hair proper and an undercoat, as well as a subcutaneous adipose layer 2 cm thick; the dogs had four sharp canine teeth or fangs in their mouths that served to tear, incisors that allowed them to cut, molars to grind. This allowed the dogs to tear flesh easily; the sled tractor capacity of Argentine Polar Dogs was twice. A group of 11 Argentine Polar Dogs could drag a sled loaded with 1.1 tons at 35 km/h and 50 km/h on a 45° downward slope, in both cases without resting for 6 hours in a row.

The normal working temperature of the dogs was -70 °C, it has been documented that they were visiting and waited outside the Soviet Vostok Station on the day when the historic cold world record was recorded. Argentine Polar Dogs filled the vital function of helping soldiers avoid cracks and deadly traps in the ice and detect them when nothing else could, they were had a good sense of direction and were reliable in rescue operations during large storms. The dogs were able to move and on unconsolidated roads or layers of thin ice that were unable to support the weight of motorized tractors. Argentine Polar Dogs could be used as food for men or dogs as a means of survival. Argentine Polar Dogs were fed once a day, but were valued because their maintenance cost was much less that the cost of fuel for diesel tractors moving the same loads. Argentine Polar Dogs were not given water to drink; the food first brought by Hernán Pujato to start the race was pemmican, a tablet prepared with powdered meat and cereals that provided protein from beef, calories from fat, vitamins from a variety of berries.

The advantage of using pemmican food concentrate was that it could be stored for long periods of time and did not take up much space. People living at Argentina's Antarctic Bases at the time mixed the food with remains of other meat, allowing the Argentine Polar Dog to grow sturdy and taller than its original breeds. Towards 1967, Argentine Polar Dogs had adapted to the cold Antarctica temperatures and began to reject the pemmican whose formula had changed. Before the possibility of rejection and the consequent weight loss of the dogs, the dogs began to be fed a more conventional food in its premium version, it was carried in twenty kilogram bags. However, leftover human food continued to be mixed in. Veterinarians and the doctors at the Antarctica bases were responsible for the deliveries or injuries of the dogs; the primary cause of death for Argentine Polar Dogs was fighting, due to their breed's aggressiveness with their peers. Well-known Argentine Polar Dogs include Simba. Poncho was a sled dog, well known for his ability to warn men of hidden cracks in the ice in front of them.

On one occasion, Poncho guided a rescue team to the survivors of an aircraft accident, who were all recovered safely. Simba was the sled and guide dog of General Hernán Pujato and General Víctor Hugo Figueroa had an Argentine Polar Dog named Hipo. In 1965, Colonel Jorge Edgar Leal selected Argentine Polar Dogs for his expedition to the South Pole; the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty, an agreement associated with the Antarctic Treaty of which Argentina is a signatory, explicitly ordered the withdrawal of all Argentine Polar Dogs from the continent of Antarctica, considering them an "exotic species". The deadline set for the evacuation of all Argentine Polar Dogs was April 1, 1994 and Argentina complied with this obligation, moving all Argentine Polar Dogs to South America; the reasons that the PEPAT invoked to remove Argentine Polar Dogs from Antarctica came from a conclusion of Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, which reported that the dogs transmitted Canine distemper to seals, preyed on penguins, they harbored parasites in their fur that were capable o

Madhu Kinnar

Madhu Bai Kinnar is the mayor of Raigarh in Chhattisgarh, India. Running as an independent candidate, Madhu won the mayor election of the Raigarh Municipal Corporation, securing 33,168 votes and defeating the nearest rival, the ruling party BJP's Mahaveer Guruji, by 4,537 votes, she is India's only transgender mayor. Madhu Bai was known as Naresh Chauhan and has an eighth-grade education; as a teenager, Madhu left her family to join the local transgender community. She belongs to the Dalit community in India. Before assuming office, Madhu Bai earned a living by taking up odd jobs and by singing and dancing on the streets of Raigarh and performing in trains going on the Howrah-Mumbai route, she ran for mayor's office on a budget of 60,000 to 70,000 rupees, saying that it was upon the insistence of a few aggrieved citizens that she decided to contest the elections. Before Madhu, Kamla Jan was elected the first transgender mayor of India in Katni, her candidacy was declared "void". Madhu Kinnar wishes to work as an independent leader, as opposed to joining a political party.

Her electoral victory on 4 January 2015, came about nine months after the Supreme Court NALSA verdict, which gave legal recognition to transgender people in India. In the first meeting of the Raigarh Municipal Corporation, Congress and BJP members staged a walkout, resulting in the meeting being postponed. A crucial part of her agenda has been sanitation. In an interview with The Guardian, she states that, "“There were no proper sidewalks; the alleys piled high with garbage. Poor people, abandoned in their old age, slept in the streets with nothing to keep them warm. We decided to do something – by running for this election.” Some of her constituents have suggested that she take up the cleaning and filling up of lakes and ponds, as well as creating small parks and gardens. She will be working in re-routing truck traffic to the outer roads of the city