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Wooroonooran National Park

Wooroonooran is a national park in Queensland, 1367 km northwest of Brisbane, between Innisfail and Cairns. The park is one of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area series of national parks, is a gazetted World Heritage site. Declared in 1988, the World Heritage area stretches from Townsville in the south to Cooktown in the north, contains some of the oldest surviving rainforests in the world; the national park covers most of Bellenden Ker Range and includes Queensland's two highest mountains, Mount Bartle Frere and Mount Bellenden Ker. Walshs Pyramid at 922 m in height, is located just south of Gordonvale and is one of the highest free-standing natural pyramids in the world, it includes the parts of Australia that on average receive the most rainfall each year. The park has two sections: the Josephine sections. Both the North and South branches of the Johnstone River flow through the Palmerston section; the Josephine Falls visitor area was opened to the public in the 1970s. The water in Josephine Creek originates from the slopes of Mount Bartle Frere and flows into the Russell River.

A 600 m walking track leads through rainforest to constructed platforms which allow safe viewing of the falls. Several people have been injured and killed in the falls as the granite rocks are slippery so access to the top pool beyond the platforms is prohibited. Living around the falls area is the endemic Bartle Frere skink. Thirty kilometres west of the Bruce Highway along the Palmerston Highway, tracks lead to Tchupala Falls and Wallicher Falls; the Tchupala Falls track is 600 metres and the track to Wallicher Falls is 800 metres. Both Falls are part of Henrietta Creek. Nandroya Falls may be accessed from a walking track originating at Henrietta Creek Campground; the walk is 2.2 km by the shortest route. At Nandroya Falls, the Douglas Creek drops in a narrow, uninterrupted, 50 metre fall from a basalt parapet. There is a second shorter and wider tumble. Silver Creek Falls is visible from the track. Whites Falls are found above Clamshell Falls. Kearneys Falls are found in the Goldsborough Valley section of Wooroonooran National Park.

Rainforests in the park contain more than 500 different tree species. The high-altitude areas contain Australia's only native species of rhododendron; the park forms part of the Wooroonooran Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because it supports populations of a range of bird species endemic to Queensland's Wet Tropics. Camping is permitted in a campground along Henrietta Creek. Bush camping is allowed along the Mount Bartle Frere Trail but no facilities are provided. Permits are required. Protected areas of Queensland

Macuspana

Macuspana is a city in Macuspana Municipality in the south-central part of the state of Tabasco in southeastern Mexico. The city of Macuspana had a 2005 census population of 30,661 and is the fifth-largest city in the state, it is the municipal seat of the municipality of Macuspana, which has an area of 2,551.7 km2 and a population of 142,954, which includes numerous smaller communities. The largest of these communities is Benito Juárez; the geographical vicinity is known as the Macuspana Basin. The etymology of Macuspana's name is uncertain; the Enciclopedia de los municipios de México offers three possible explanations: From the Nahuatl Macui-chpana, meaning "place of the five sweepings" or "place of the five cleansings". From the Zoque Macu-pane, meaning "place where the priest goes". A corruption of the given names Marcos and Juana the founders of the settlement. Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005 INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática Macuspana Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México

Holiday darter

The holiday darter is found in the southeast US water system, with disjunctive populations throughout Alabama and Tennessee. It is located in the Coosa River watershed which begins in Tennessee and Georgia enters Alabama, its diet, close to other members of the subgenus Ulocentra, consists of small insects, including midges, black fly larvae, small crustaceans. The two subspecies inhabit small to medium-sized gradient-rich streams, they are found in fast-moving streams with large boulders, gravel and sand. They can be found in the margins between these large boulders, use the boulders for protection from predators and for the females to attach eggs; the holiday darter has vibrant coloration, but will display more brilliant coloration during or before spawning. Spawning takes place during the spring around April or May; this species is state listed in Georgia as threatened. One of the disjunct populations is located in the Talladega National Forest, which results in it being protected from human encroachment.

The separate populations can make it difficult to determine the exact population count. The distribution of E. brevirostrum, according to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, is known or believed to be in Alabama and Tennessee, including the Conasauga River and the upper Coosa River system. It is only known to populate four different river systems, at about 18 different locations, it is believed to be extirpated in portions of its current range, to have a stable population in the Upper Shoal Creek, the Consauga River from Murray County, Georgia, to Polk County, Tennessee. It is “possibly extirpated from the Calhoun County, section of Shoal Creek due to impoundments.” This darter is affected by barriers that prevent movement throughout a water system. Population counts have a wide range of results. Snorkeling has been a common method to take population counts. In the past, population counts at a single site have “resulted in 1, 15-36, 3-13 and 4-10 individuals.” These inconsistent counts make it difficult to determine an exact population counts.

The holiday darter is known for eating “…aquatic insect larvae and micro crustaceans.” It prefers a habitat in shallow water, between 22 and 34 cm. It can be found in areas with cobbles, large boulders, gravel substrate, is found in clear streams, it prefers fast-moving water. The boulders that are present in these habitats are covered with moss. Sand and river weed are common, it can be found in rocky runs and pools that contain riffles of cool to warm creeks that are small to medium in size. Its predators are larger predatory stream fish, but no predators are known for targeting this species. Threats to its population include dam construction that prevents movement and affects water quality in a stream. Threats include sedimentation that occurs from logging and road building. Removal or damage to the riparian zones are known to be detrimental to population counts. "...small changes in stream conditions, such as hydrology, storm flow, impervious surface cover, bank height, have been demonstrated to affect minnow and darter populations".

Breeding for E. brevirostrum is much like other members of Ulocentra. They will breed in the same area. Spawning occurs in early spring around May; the male positions himself over or to the side of the female as they move over the substrate. Once the female finds a suitable area for egg placement, the male will fertilize the eggs; the female will pick an area between cobbles or in a crevice to attach the eggs. The holiday darter has demonstrated territorial behavior when approached by other males during the spawning process. No parental care is observed; the average lifespan is about four years and they will reach sexual maturity within the first year of life. Sedimentation on rocks can make it difficult for the eggs to attach. Directly before or during spawning, males will display more vibrant colors than at other times of the year. According to Gumm and Mendelson, there are "...four discrete color classes in darters. During spawning, these colors are more bright. No management plans are in effect for E. brevirostrum, but it is a state listed species in Alabama and is protected under the Non-Game Species regulation.

Most of its populations occur in the Talladega National Forest, which provides protection and helps to keep the population numbers at a safe level. National forests have riparian streamside management zones which help in the preservation of their preferred habitat. Sediment filters are used to prevent sedimentation from occurring and affecting their reproduction. Small impoundment is the largest threat, "...impoundments along the creek isolate holiday darter populations." Human-induced threats to the holiday darter result in habitat fragmentation and poor water quality, which can be a result of direct pollution into a stream or poor agricultural practices by upstream land owners. Https://www.webcitation.org/6FlTsSdX9?url=http://www.bio.utk.edu/hulseylab/Fishlist.htmlByron Freeman, Seth Wenger, Sarah McClurg, Carrie Straight. 2002. Etowah River Basin Stressors Analysis. US Fish and Wildlife Service. J. R. Shute and Patrick L. Rakes. 2005. Fish Surveys of selected streams of the Chattahoochee National Forest to monitor effects of hurricane Ivan on imperiled species: 2005 interim report.

Conservation Species Inc. E. B. Dale Jones III, Gene S. Helfman, Joshua D. Harper, Paul V. Bolstad. 1999. Effects of ripar

Muhammad X

Muhammad X is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. Real name unrevealed, his first appearance was in Superman v2, #179, he was created by writers Jeph Loeb, Geoff Johns, penciller Ariel Olivetti. Muhammad X is the self-proclaimed protector of Harlem NY, using his ability to alter density and gravity to protect the community; when Superman runs into him, Muhammad browbeats him, accusing him of ignoring Harlem and, in essence, the black community. This causes the Man of Steel to question his understanding of race relations and leads to his seeking advice from his supporting cast/colleagues such as Lois Lane and Natasha Irons. Natasha names a few black superheroes Superman has never heard of, but are well known in the black community, such as Rush & Silence and Underground. Indeed, the heroes named here have yet to appear in any DC Universe comic; the issue concludes with Superman confronting X a second time, telling X "... I can't change the color of my skin... What I try to do is something far more difficult... to be a human being.

And someday, we'll see each other only in that way." Superman flies off, to which Muhammad replies to himself "Yeah, well... I guess that's how you sleep at night." Muhammad X appears to be able to alter the specific density and gravity of himself and others without causing any apparent harm. He could make himself intangible or immovable, make others super heavy. Museum of Black Superheroes: Muhammad X

2018 Hollywood Casino 400

The 2018 Hollywood Casino 400 was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on October 21, 2018, at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. Contested over 267 laps on the 1.5 mile intermediate speedway, it was the 32nd race of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, sixth race of the Playoffs, final race of the Round of 12. Kansas Speedway is a 1.5-mile tri-oval race track in Kansas. It was built in 2001 and it hosts two annual NASCAR race weekends; the Verizon IndyCar Series raced at here until 2011. The speedway is operated by the International Speedway Corporation. Ryan Blaney was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 28.106 seconds and a speed of 192.130 mph. Joey Logano scored the pole for the race with a speed of 191.646 mph. Aric Almirola was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 28.926 seconds and a speed of 186.683 mph. Kurt Busch was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 28.997 seconds and a speed of 186.226 mph. Stage 1 Laps: 80 Stage 2 Laps: 80 Stage 3 Laps: 107 Lead changes: 8 among different drivers Cautions/Laps: 3 for 17 Red flags: 0 Time of race: 2 hours, 38 minutes and 2 seconds Average speed: 152.713 miles per hour NBC Sports covered the race on the television side.

Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte and Dale Earnhardt Jr. had the call in the booth for the race. Dave Burns, Parker Kligerman, Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast reported from pit lane during the race. MRN had the radio call for the race, simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio

White Wedding (film)

White Wedding is a South African romantic comedy. It tells the story of a road trip adventure embarked by a groom and his best friend as they race across South Africa to attend a wedding; this film was South Africa's official submission to the 82nd Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. White Wedding was released in the U. S. on 3 September 2010 by Dada Films and The Little Film Company. Elvis leaves Johannesburg Park Station for Durban where his best friend Tumi will drive them to Cape Town to attend his wedding to Ayanda. Nothing goes according to plan as the two friends trek across the country, meeting eccentric characters along the way, as Ayanda nervously waits in Cape Town. Kenneth Nkosi as Elvis Rapulana Seiphemo as Tumi Zandile Msutwana as Ayanda Jodie Whittaker as Rose Mbulelo Grootboom as Tony Lulu Nxozi as Zuki The film was both a moderate critical and commercial success in South Africa and it received mixed reviews internationally. Picktainment.com said, "What White Wedding lacks in exposition, it gains in its honest portrayal of a country still lacerated by racial differences."

It grossed R1.1 million in the box office in its first week of opening and had accumulated R4.2 million in a seven-week run. Http://www.sowetan.co.za/Entertainment/Article.aspx?id=1022087 http://www.nfvf.co.za/article/white-wedding-selected-consideration-oscars-2010 http://www.channel24.co.za/Content/Movies/Features/654/fc832bc2fb4deebe717b969f4bdd59/19-05-2009-02-44/White_Wedding_bells Official website White Wedding on IMDb