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"Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman

"'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman" is a science fiction short story by American writer Harlan Ellison published in 1965. It is nonlinear in that the narrative begins in the middle moves to the beginning the end, without the use of flashbacks. First appearing in the science fiction magazine Galaxy in December 1965, it won the 1966 Hugo Award, the 1965 Nebula Award and the 2015 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award; the story has been translated into numerous foreign languages. "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman" was written in 1965 in a single six-hour session as a submission to a Milford Writer's Workshop the following day. A version of the story, read by Harlan Ellison, was recorded and issued on vinyl, but has long been out of print; the audio recording has since been reissued with other stories, by Blackstone Audio, under the title "The Voice From the Edge, Vol. 1". It was first collected in Ellison's Paingod and Other Delusions and has appeared in several retrospective volumes of Ellison's work, including Alone Against Tomorrow, The Fantasies of Harlan Ellison, The Essential Ellison and The Top of the Volcano.

Stylistically, the story deliberately ignores many "rules of good writing", including a paragraph about jelly beans, entirely one run-on sentence. The story opens with a passage from Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau; the story is a satirical look at a dystopian future in which time is regulated and everyone must do everything according to an precise time schedule. In this future, being late is not an inconvenience, but a crime; the crime carries a hefty penalty in that a proportionate amount of time is "revoked" from one's life. The ultimate consequence is to run out of time and be "turned off"; this is done by the Master Timekeeper, or "Ticktockman", who utilizes a device called a "cardioplate" to stop a person's heart once his time has run out. The story focuses on a man named Everett C. Marm who, disguised as the anarchical Harlequin, engages in whimsical rebellion against the Ticktockman. Everett is in a relationship with a girl named Pretty Alice, exasperated by the fact that he is never on time.

The Harlequin disrupts the kept schedule of his society with methods such as distracting factory workers from their tasks by showering them with thousands of multicolored jelly beans or using a bullhorn to publicly encourage people to ignore their schedules, forcing the Ticktockman to pull people off their normal jobs to hunt for him. The Harlequin is captured; the Ticktockman tells him that Pretty Alice has betrayed him, wanting to return to the punctual society everyone else lives in. The Harlequin sneers at the Ticktockman's command for him to repent; the Ticktockman decides not to stop the Harlequin's heart, instead sends him to a place called Coventry, where he is converted in a manner similar to how Winston Smith is converted in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. The brainwashed Harlequin reappears in public and announces that he was wrong before, that it is always good to be on time. At the end, one of the Ticktockman's subordinates tells the Ticktockman that he is three minutes behind schedule, a fact the Ticktockman scoffs at in disbelief.

Wollheim and Carr selected the story for the World's Best Science Fiction: 1966. When reviewing the collection, Algis Budrys faulted the story as a "primitive statement... about solidly acceptable idea regimentation is bad". On 15 September 2011, Ellison filed a lawsuit in federal court in California, claiming that the plot of the 2011 film In Time was based on "Repent...". The suit, naming New Regency and director Andrew Niccol as well as a number of anonymous John Does, appears to base its claim on the similarity that both the completed film and Ellison's story concern a dystopian future in which people have a set amount of time to live which can be revoked, given certain pertaining circumstances by a recognized authority known as a Timekeeper; the suit demanded an injunction against the film's release, though Ellison altered his suit to instead ask for screen credit before dropping the suit, with both sides releasing the following joint statement: "After seeing the film In Time, Harlan Ellison decided to voluntarily dismiss the Action.

No payment or screen credit was given to Harlan Ellison. The parties wish each other well, have no further comment on the matter." "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman" title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman" at Open Library

Australian Teachers of Media

The Australian Teachers Of Media or ATOM is an independent, not-for-profit, professional association that promotes the study of media and screen literacy. The membership of ATOM includes a collective of educators from across all subject disciplines at all levels of education, the screen media industry and the general public interested in the media; the national organisation is responsible for the ATOM Awards that have been presented annually since 1982. The awards celebrate the best of Australian screen content from the education sector and screen industry professionals, now feature the 1 Minute Film Competition and ATOM Photo Comp. ATOM publishes Metro Magazine and Screen Education. ATOM aims to foster and encourage a generation of students who are both multi-literate and technologically savvy. Through the publishing of both Metro Magazine and Screen Education and through convening the ATOM Awards and the ATOM Australian International Multimedia Awards, ATOM promotes media literacy in Australia and internationally.

Best Enemies ATOM Film and Multimedia Awards ATOM Award website Council of ACT Education Associations Description of ATOM activities AFC NewsAndEvents Description of the 2004 Awards, including finalists Australian Teachers of Media ATOM Victoria official website ATOM Queensland ATOM Queensland website ACCC Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Listing "ATOM's reach spreads" 2002 article in The Age newspaper

Tin Tins

Tin Tins was an all-night dance club located opposite Birmingham New Street station at 308 Smallbrook Queensway in Birmingham on the site where the Debenhams store now stands as part of the new Bullring Shopping Centre. It was an influential club in the Birmingham dance scene and was the predecessor of, influence for, many now well-established clubs, it closed in 1997. Tin Tins opened its doors as a gay club in the Spring of 1990, the brainchild of Brian Wigley and Martin Healey the owners of the drag cabaret bar Partners and was successful in the early years as a gay club with a younger clientele, under the management of Stan Cherrington and Richard O'Donnell; the only other gay club in the city at the time was'The Nightingale' more popular with an older predominantly male customer base. During its formative years, the venue staged appearances from music acts including Lonnie Gordon, Hazel Dean, Sharon Redd, the pre-famous pop group Take That and a number of celebrity personalities, including "The Freak" from Prisoner Cell Block H and Lily Savage.

The venue hosted a member of the Hi-NRG scene. The early management departed to open M&M's, a nearby gay bar and the Tin Tin's club went on to further establish itself under its new team of Richard O'Donnell, David "Lotty" Nash and Phil Oldershaw who some years went on to enjoy similar success with the "new" Nightingale Club; the owners of the club sold up to O'Donnell who made the commercial decision to capitalise on the club having one of the only all night licenses in the city and launched an after hours club night called'Hype'. This saw Tin Tins move away from its prominence as a 100% gay club and allowed'straight' clubbers entrance provided they were attitude free; this approach meant that the majority of the gay crowd stayed on, making Tin Tins unusual as mixed gay/straight clubs were not commonplace in the early nineties. Uplifting house music was played upstairs and harder house in the new Hi-NRG style in the downstairs room where the DJ Tony De Vit played in the early days before moving on to his residency at Trade nightclub at Turnmills in London.

Long term Resident DJ Paul Andrews and DJs such as Simon Baker and Dave Simmons helped to shape the music policy of the club and in turn affected the scene as a whole. The Tin Tins club would close at 2:00 am to re-open as Hype from 2 to 6 am or sometimes 8 am. After a short time, the club remained open right through from 10 pm to 9 am with no break; the night and the club had a unique feel for its complete lack of prejudice. Black, gay or straight – all that mattered in Tin Tins was the music and the Tin Tins'family' would dance all night to tunes that were being played in few other clubs in the country at that time. Tin Tin's was the origin or inspiration behind some dance music of the 1990s including Tin Tin Out's hit "Always" and Jon of the Pleased Wimmin's Passion; the venue was abruptly shut down following a police raid in January 1997, when a clubber had died outside the club the previous weekend. It was reported. Site about dance clubs, club promoters and hard dance music

David Porras

David Porras Navarro is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a midfielder, is a coach. Born in Alcoy, Province of Alicante, Porras played his entire career in the lower leagues, never competing in higher than Segunda División B, he started at CD Alcoyano led by a young Juande Ramos, making his official debut on 6 September 1992 against Orihuela Deportiva CF. In that level, Porras represented Alcoyano during that season – in which he alternated with the reserve team – and Ontinyent CF, spending the rest of his career in Tercera División. After helping the former club promote to the third level in 2004, he retired at the age of 30. After a brief spell in amateur football, Porras returned to Alcoyano and started coaching its youth teams. In 2009, he was promoted to assistant coach in the main squad. Late into the 2010–11 campaign, Porras replaced dismissed Paco López at the helm of the first team, going on to achieve promotion to Segunda División after 42 years of absence. On 19 March 2012, after a 0–3 away loss to Deportivo de La Coruña which placed the side in the relegation zone, he was himself fired.

Porras returned to the helm of his hometown club just over a year after the dismissal of Asier Garitano. He left at the end of the 2013–14 season, at his own accord, having missed the playoffs. In March 2017, Porras was given the task of promotion to the fourth tier, he was sacked after the first game of the new season, a 1 -- 0 loss to CE Felanitx. Porras' brothers and Sergio, were footballers. Both played in the lower leagues. David Porras at BDFutbol David Porras manager profile at BDFutbol

Royal Hamadryad Hospital

The Royal Hamadryad Hospital was a seamen's hospital and a psychiatric hospital in the docklands area of Cardiff, Wales. It had replaced a hospital ship, the former HMS Hamadryad, in 1905. After it closed in 2002 the site was redeveloped for residential use. In 1866 a 43-year-old frigate, HMS Hamadryad, was towed from Dartmouth to Cardiff and fitted out as a hospital ship at a cost of £2,791; the town's Medical Officer of Health, Dr Henry Paine, had identified the need for a seamen's hospital because of the many diseases that were brought to the docks by sailors from overseas. A piece of waste ground in Cardiff Docks known as Rat Island was donated by the Marquis of Bute and the hospital ship opened for patients in November 1866. In its first year it admitted 400 patients and the free treatment was funded by a levy of two shillings per hundred tons of shipping at Cardiff Docks; the hospital ship was to remain at this site until 1905. Hamadryad was towed away to be scrapped. To mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897, a decision was made to build a permanent bricks-and-mortar seamen's hospital close to the site of the hospital ship.

By that time 10,000 seamen were being treated each year. The Marquis of Bute, on his death in 1900, bequeathed £20,000 towards the cost of the new building and this was augmented by additional subscriptions of £12,000 and the proceeds of a bazaar, which raised £4,400. A brand new hospital building was constructed in red brick and terracotta to the west of the ship site, designed by E. W. M. Corbett, the architect of the Marquis of Bute's estates; the architectural historian John Newman described the design as "An ebullient performance in favourite Queen-Anne-cum-Jacobean style". The foundation stone was laid on 7 August 1902 by the 4th Marquess of son of the testator. Named the Royal Hamadryad Hospital, the new building was opened by the Marquess on 29 June 1905; the hospital had electric lighting and x-ray facilities. It remained a seamen's hospital until 1948. Following the formation of the National Health Service it became a general hospital and a psychiatric facility. After the remaining 30 mental health patients had been transferred to the newly-opened St David's Hospital in Canton, the hospital was closed in 2002.

Some of the buildings on the site remain in use as a mental health day care centre. Planning approval has been agreed for housing to be built on the site of the old hospital. In 2015 a planning application for an apartment block with affordable homes was recommended for approval by Cardiff Council planning committee. Ysgol Hamadryad, a Welsh-medium primary school, was scheduled to move to the site in 2017, but moved to a new building on the site in January 2019. Seamen's Hospital Society, which operated hospital ships in London. Albert Dock Seamen's Hospital, operated by the Seamen's Hospital Society Hindess, Gordon. "Dr Henry James Paine: medical officer of health for Cardiff 1853–1889". "Archive for the'Hamadryad Hospital'". The Whitchurch Hospital Historical Society. Glamorgan XLCII. NE. 10,560. Ordnance Survey. 1901

Auckland derby

The Auckland derby is a local football rivalry between two ASB Premiership clubs based in the Auckland Region. Auckland City FC are located within Auckland City itself while Waitakere United are from neighbouring city Waitakere City. Since November 2010, the two cities are now part of the new super city. Since the creation of the New Zealand Football Championship in 2004 the two clubs have dominated the league becoming the only sides to win the Premiership and the end of season play offs; as a result of their dominance they have been annually awarded 2 places in the same group of the Oceania Champions League adding a further two derby games to the calendar. Players in bold are still active at their club. Auckland derby Auckland City official website Waitakere United official website