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Wollumbin National Park

Wollumbin National Park is a national park located in northern New South Wales, Australia, 642 kilometres north of Sydney near the border with the state of Queensland. It surrounds part of a remnant caldera of a much larger extinct volcano; the park is administered by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. The park is part of the Scenic Rim Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance in the conservation of several species of threatened birds; the park incorporates lands of traditional significance to the local Bundjalung people. The local Aboriginal name for the mountain is "Wollumbin"; the mountain's English name was bestowed on it by Lieutenant James Cook in May 1770, as his expedition in command of the Endeavour passed it by on their route northwards along the eastern coastline of Australia. The designation "Mount Warning" was meant to indicate the danger of the offshore reefs they encountered; the park was reserved for public recreation in 1928 and dedicated as a national park in 1966.

The Park is part of the Shield Volcano Group of the World Heritage Site Gondwana Rainforests of Australia inscribed in 1986 and added to the Australian National Heritage List in 2007. Protected areas of New South Wales High Conservation Value Old Growth forest NSW AUSTRALIA ACCOMMODATION AND TOURIST GUIDE site 1985 UNESCO Application Summary Document - The Tweed Volcano Group An alternative historical view of the naming of this mountain based on traditional owners perspective

Champion Lakes Boat Club

Champion Lakes Boat Club was formed in 2008 and is the only aquatic club in Western Australia to combine Dragon Boating, Kayaking and Radio Sailing. Located at Champion Lakes Regatta Centre, Henley Drive, Champion Lakes, Western Australia. Champion Lakes is the only world class venue available in Western Australia and has made Dragon boating, Kayaking and Radio Sailing more accessible to the Southern suburbs due to its close proximity to surrounding suburbs such as Armadale, Kelmscott and Roleystone compared to other clubs. In addition to this, it has become the primary regatta centre for many kayaking and dragon boating events, as well as state team selections; the clubhouse comprises two sheds, one for rowing equipment, the other for kayaking, dragon boating and radio sailing, with practices being available for kayaking and rowing most mornings and radio sailing and dragon boating most evenings. Due to its youth, the club has struggled to get representatives in the higher levels of their respective disciplines however, there have been several state and national team representatives, such as Suzie Edwards, Todd Clappinson, Vuthoeun Moeun, Daniel Foucar, Russel Clappinson and John Bienke for the Dragon boating U16, U18, Senior A and senior C national Auroras teams Sam Mctigue for the national kayaking team, Jennifer Parker and Daniel Real for the rowing state masters team.

Champion Lakes Rowing Club was first established in 2009, in 2013 won its first state title for the women's E grade double scull. In 2014, an improved training regime lead to the club following this up with a 2nd place in the Women's C grade single and double, a state title in the men's C grade pair and single, two state titles for the women's E grade coxed four and women's D grade coxed quad scull

Eagle Portland

Eagle Portland is a gay bar catering to bears and leather enthusiasts, located in north Portland, United States. Eagle Portland is a gay bar located at 835 North Lombard Street in Portland's Piedmont neighborhood, it caters to men into leather. The bar is the "official home" of the Oregon Bears. According to Travel Portland, the bar sometimes hosts lesbian nights. Pat Lanagan was an owner, but ownership changed c. 2019. In his 2019 "overview of Portland's LGBTQ+ nightlife for the newcomer", Andrew Jankowski of the Portland Mercury wrote: "Eagle is under new management, but that hasn’t affected the vibe at this North Portland gay bar. Eagle has pool, a covered smoking patio, no-frills drinks, appeals to gay men who like Tom of Finland and Robert Mapplethorpe, if you know what I mean." The Portland Mercury wrote "if you're looking for guys with oft plus-size waistlines and beards, slap on your flannel and jeans,'cause it's always huntin' season at the Eagle". Byron Beck included Eagle Portland in Eater Portland's 2018 list of "Portland's Best Gay Bars and Hangouts".

In his and Conner Reed's 2019 overview of "Portland's Wildest Gay Bars and Hangouts", they wrote, "The Eagle Portland might be a bit off the beaten path, but it's well worth the ride to North Portland for this always fun and fascinating bear and leather bar. It isn't always for the shy and timid, but the bar staff is friendly, the DJs are good, the under-dressed patrons are more than happy to make newbies feel at home, including locals who love to drop coin in the Eagle's various video poker machines." Official website "Spread Eagle: The war over a word heats up in P-town" by Byron Beck, Willamette Week "Queer Racial Justice PDX Urges Further Action from Eagle on Shirley Q. Liquor Booking" by Erin Rook, PQ Monthly

Patricio Urrutia

Patricio Javier Urrutia Espinoza, nicknamed Pato, is a retired Ecuadorian politician and professional footballer. Urrutia first started playing football for Liga Deportiva Cantonal de Ventanas, an amateur team in his hometown of Ventanas, he never got any playing time. He was transferred to Calvi in Guayaquil, again never saw playing time at the club; the following year, he was traded to Técnico Universitario in Ambato in 1998. For the Ambato club, he got. After a dry season in 1999, he was transferred to crosstown rival Macará. At the club, he was a significant part of the squad, earning 79 caps and scoring 12 goals in three seasons. In 2002, he was loaned back to Barcelona for a season, playing in 38 matches and scoring two goals before being transferred to LDU Quito. Urrutia joined LDU Quito in 2003. During his time at the club, he has become a star and a prominent figure in the line-up as the team captain. Domestically, he has helped bring in three national titles to the club. Internationally, he has brought success to the club.

In the 2005 Copa Libertadores, he was a joint top-scorer with 13 other players. He has since become the team's all-time top-scorer in the tournament with 18 goals. In 2008, he was a starting figure of the squad that won the 2008 Copa Libertadores, the first international title for the club and the country. During the campaign, he scored 7 goals, including the 4th in the first leg of the final, the first penalty of the shootout in the second leg, was voted the Most Valuable Player of the final. Urrutia was expected to transfer to Brazilian club Fluminense; the club had been interested in Urrutia since the 2008 Copa Libertadores Final, but negotiations fell through back in 2008. The parties involved reach an agree for Patricio's transfer in August 2009. Pato travelled to Rio de Janeiro for medical exams, but he did not pass the medical tests because of inflammation on his right knee, operated on. Fluminense, who at the time was in 19th position and in the relegation zone, wanted to use Pato's skills immediately.

The approximate one-month recovery time prevented the team from incorporating Pato from the beginning. An initial decision was made forcing him to stay with LDU Quito. However, on August 26, 2009, Urrutía signed a two-year contract with Fluminense after a second round of medical exams showed the recovery time for his knee was less than expected. 2008 FIFA Club World Cup: Apps, Goals 2010 Suruga Bank Championship: Apps, Goals Urrutia was first called up to the national team on November 17, 2004 in a 2006 World Cup qualifying match against Brazil in Quito. He was chosen to be part of Ecuador's team in the World Cup games in Germany 2006, his appointment to the Ecuadorian squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup raised a few eyebrows, as he had not made an appearance for them in months. He made his FIFA World Cup debut as a substitute for Agustín Delgado in the 2006 World Cup games against Poland and Costa Rica, where they won 2–0 and 3–0 securing a historic qualification to the round of sixteen; this was the best result yet for Ecuador in their World Cup history He was called up for the 2007 Copa América.

He scored the only goal of the game in a friendly match against Bolivia from the penalty spot on August 22, 2007. Since those tournaments, he has been been called up to the squad and has become a major player in the 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign. LDU Quito Serie A: 2003, 2005 Apertura, 2007, 2010 Copa Libertadores: 2008 Recopa Sudamericana: 2009, 2010 Urrutia Player card on FEF Patricio Urrutia at

Personal Rights in Defense and Education

Personal Rights in Defense and Education was a gay political organization. Established in 1966 as a radical gay political organization that from its origination set a new tone for gay political groups like the Gay Liberation Front, ACT UP and the Radical Faeries. PRIDE led aggressive, demonstrations against the oppression by the Los Angeles Police Department of gay gatherings or same-sex meetings in the city of Los Angeles. PRIDE's monthly single-page newsletter evolved into The Advocate, the nation's longest running gay news publication. PRIDE is an acronym for Personal Rights in Education; the organization was formed in California in 1966 by Steve Ginsburg. PRIDE, from its inception, was much more radical than the pre-1960s homosexual rights groups, which were more deferential. PRIDE's goal was to get out on the streets and get in the faces of the opposition with noisy, loud demonstrations and political action, as opposed to the conservative approach taken by its predecessors; the 27-year-old founder, Steve Ginsburg, made it clear from the start that the organization would not hold back on showing its youthful overt sexuality.

Ginsburg set the example for members by wearing his leather gear to run the PRIDE management meetings. This was a new breed of radical activist whose approach gave permission to groups like the GLF, ACT UP and the Radical Faeries; the organization called their meetings "PRIDE NIGHTS" and they took place at a gay bar in Los Angeles called The HUB. Like many gay bars, The Hub served the gay community in many ways; the bars would lend their spaces for many non-"bar"-related activities to support the gay community. Ginsberg used the bar and club scene to connect with gay youth directly. PRIDE defended the gay bars and the gay youth culture that attended them, while older gay groups would not. Since gay youth were excluded by older conservative gay groups, they looked for other outlets, PRIDE and Ginsberg saw the opportunity to tap into an energetic and under-represented constituency; the organization's core belief was that gays needed a variety of social environments in which to gather. These venues included bars and night clubs, as well as outdoor events, such as hiking and other sporting activities.

The core beliefs encompassed the opportunity to marry and the right to access to social services. But what PRIDE did better than any other group was to organize large groups of disenfranchised youth to demonstrate against any group or person that denied the gay community their equal rights or dignity. Not the Police was targeted because of its aggressive and violent oppression of gays; the raid on the Black Cat Tavern in the Silverlake section of Los Angeles on New Year's Eve 1967 was the defining moment for PRIDE Undercover police staked out the bar, waiting for the moment that male patrons kissed each other at midnight. Word went out to waiting police reinforcements and they poured into the bar, beating up patrons, smashing the furniture and chasing several patrons down the street to another bar called New Faces, where the police knocked the manager to the ground and subsequently beat up the bartenders. PRIDE acted organizing large vocal street demonstrations, handing out thousands of leaflets to passing drivers and pedestrians outside the Black Cat Tavern and in the Sunset Junction area.

This happened a full two years prior to the gay rights riots at the Stonewall Inn, NYC. PRIDE ran fundraising efforts for the six customers arrested during the raid at the Black Cat Tavern who were convicted; the case went all the way to the United States Supreme Court. The Court refused to hear the case and the convictions were sustained. PRIDE published a newsletter under the guidance of Richard Mitch starting in 1966; the early issues were printed on school-style mimeographed press. In late summer of 1967 Richard Mitch and his boyfriend Bill Rau worked to ramp up the PRIDE newsletter into a full gay newspaper; the first issue was only 500 copies. The publication got The Los Angeles Advocate; the cover story was entitled "GAY POWER." PRIDE and its fledgling publication diverged with differing agendas and Richard Mitch, Sam Winston and Bill Rand purchased the rights to the publication for $1.00. The Advocate was now a stand-alone institution and grew to become the first national gay publication.

And is still in operation today as a national magazine. As part of the here! Media conglomerate, which includes Out magazine. In late 1968 PRIDE under tremendous pressure from all sides to cease its aggressive radical approach and activities was dissolved by its founders. Gay Metropolis: The Landmark History of Gay Life in America, By Charles Kaiser Encyclopedia of Gay, Bisexual, Trandgender & Queer Culture Gay L. A.: a history of sexual outlaws, power politics, lipstick lesbians, By Lillian Faderman, Stuart Timmons Bohemian Los Angeles and the making of modern politics By Daniel Hurewitz


Nakhuda is a term originating from the Persian language which means Captain. Derived from nāv boat + khudā master, from Middle Persian khutāi a'master of a native vessel' or'Lord of the Ship'. People with this epithet are Muslim and Kamili Jewish ship owning merchants of Persian origin, known to have crossed the Persian Gulf to trade in other coastal areas of the world. Besides in Southern Iran those with the surname Nakhuda can be found in coastal areas of the world in small numbers such as the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Pakistan and India. There is a town called Hormozgan Province on the Persian Gulf, it is a title associated with pearl diving. The modern Gulf Arabic for the title would be'Qubtan'. Arabian Pearling vessels would take to sea with the Nakhuda, assistant Mijadimi, a singer Nahham, some 8 divers Ghais, ten haulers Saib; the cook on the vessel was titled Jallas. Larger boats would include a Muttawa to lead prayers; the vessels ranged from the small Banoosh to the 100-foot Jalboot, a corruption of the English term jollyboat.

The trade was lucrative - at the turn of the 19th Century, revenues from the Gulf pearl trade were estimated at some £1,434,000, with an additional £30,439 of this earned from mother-of-pearl. Lorimer records, in the early 20th century, 1,200 boats involved in the trade across the Trucial States, each carrying an average crew of 18; the nakhuda was responsible for selecting dive locations and for selling the catch, but the date of sailing to the oyster banks and the duration of the voyage would be set by the admiral of each port's pearling fleet. This official would be appointed by the Ruler; the actual work of pearling was dangerous and exhausting - divers would make up to 60 dives a day. The accumulated catch would be piled up and in the early morning of the following day, the nakhuda would be responsible for overseeing the opening of the oysters and registering the catch of small pearls and selecting fine pearls for individual sale. One nakhuda was assigned as the leader of the port's fleet for the 120-day season from June–September and would take responsibility for co-ordinating efforts to help any boat in trouble.

He would lead the return voyage. Visiting the pearl banks during the season, the pearl dealers, would buy the bulk catch from the nakhuda, sorting the pearls using grading pans. Nakhudas would seek individual sales for larger or outstanding pearls, taking them to a pearl trader, or tajir. Nakhudas financed their voyages, although some were financed by merchants and obligated to yield their catch in return for a share in proceeds