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Australian Greens

The Australian Greens known as The Greens, are a green political party in Australia. As of the 2019 federal election, the Greens are the third largest political party in Australia by vote; the leader of the party is Adam Bandt, the party's co-deputy leaders are Larissa Waters and Nick McKim. The party is a confederation of eight state and territorial parties; the party cites four core values: ecological sustainability, social justice, grassroots democracy and peace and non-violence. Party constituencies can be traced to various origins – notably the early environmental movement in Australia and the formation of the United Tasmania Group, one of the first green parties in the world, but the nuclear disarmament movement in Western Australia and sections of the industrial left in New South Wales. Co-ordination between environmentalist groups occurred in the 1980s with various significant protests. Key people involved in these campaigns included Bob Brown and Christine Milne who went on to contest and win seats in the Tasmanian Parliament and form the Tasmanian Greens.

The Australian Greens' policies cover a wide range of issues. Most notably, the party favours environmentalism, including expansion of recycling facilities; the Greens support efforts to address climate change based on scientific evidence, by transitioning away from the burning of fossil fuels to renewable energy production in the next decade, as well as reintroducing a carbon price. The party supports lowering household electricity prices through the creation of a publicly-owned renewable energy provider, building thousands of new jobs in renewable energy generation. On economic issues, the Greens oppose tax cuts that benefit the top bracket of income earners and lead to socioeconomic inequality and believe that all essential services need to be adequately funded to suit community needs; the Greens have campaigned on free undergraduate university and TAFE, paid for by ending tax avoidance and fossil fuel subsidies, as well as restoring funding to the education sectors. The party is in favour of extending Medicare coverage to dental and mental health care, supports reproductive health rights and voluntary euthanasia.

The Greens are known for their outspoken advocacy on numerous social issues, such as the legalisation of same-sex marriage, the right to seek asylum and gender equality. The party supports drug law reform, including the legalisation of cannabis; the party supports stringent gun control legislation. The Greens advocate for policies that they believe will strengthen Australian democracy and "clean up politics", including capping political donations and instituting a federal anti-corruption watchdog. Following the 2016 federal election, the Australian Greens had nine senators and one member in the lower house, 23 elected representatives across state and territory parliaments, more than 100 local councillors, over 15,000 party members. All Senate and House of Representatives seats were retained at the 2019 election; the formation of the Australian Greens in 1992 brought together over a dozen green groups, from state and local organisations, some of which had existed for 20 years. The precursor to the Tasmanian Greens, the United Tasmania Group, was founded in 1972 to oppose the construction of new dams to flood Lake Pedder.

The campaign failed to prevent the flooding of Lake Pedder and the party failed to gain political representation. One of the party's candidates was Bob Brown a doctor in Launceston. In the late 1970s and 1980s, a public campaign to prevent the construction of the Franklin Dam in Tasmania saw environmentalist and activist Norm Sanders elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly as an Australian Democrat. Brown director of the Wilderness Society, contested the election as an independent, but failed to win a seat. In 1982 Norm Sanders resigned from the THA, Brown was elected to replace him in a countback. During her 1984 visit to Australia, West German Greens parliamentarian Petra Kelly urged that the various Greens groups in Australia develop a national identity; as a result of this, 50 Greens activists gathered in Tasmania in December to organise a national conference. The title "The Greens" had been first registered in Sydney in the 1980s by what The Monthly Magazine described as "a band of inner-city radicals committed to resident action, nuclear disarmament and urban environmental causes, such as stopping expressways and preserving parklands".

The group formed as the Sydney Greens and evolved into the Green Alliance, with the stated aim of not forming a "traditional hierarchy party". According to party co-ordinator Hall Greenland, when amalgamation with Bob Brown's Tasmanian movement was first mooted, Brown was hesitant owing to what he perceived as the "anarchic leftism" of the Sydney movement; the Greens NSW and The Greens were wary of amalgamation owing to local autonomy concerns and a 1986 attempt by Brown to form a national party failed. The movement for a national party continued however. In an effort to reduce the influence of the Democratic Socialist Party in The Greens NSW, Brown moved for a ban on dual party membership by Greens in 1991. Following formation of the national party in 19

Lyman G. Hinckley

Lyman Gillett Hinckley was a lawyer and politician who served as Lieutenant Governor of Vermont from 1874 to 1876. Lyman Gillett Hinckley was born in Post Mills, Vermont on April 13, 1832, he graduated from Dartmouth College in 1856, studied law with Congressman William Hebard and Lieutenant Governor Burnham Martin and was admitted to the bar in 1860. A Republican, from 1856 to 1859 he was Assistant Clerk of the Vermont House of Representatives, he was Orange County, Vermont Clerk from 1860 until his death. Hinckley served as a Town of Chelsea Justice of the Peace and Town Meeting Moderator serving in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1862 to 1863 and 1868 to 1870. From 1872 to 1874 he was Senate President, he was elected Lieutenant Governor and served one term, 1874 to 1876. In 1878 and 1880 he returned to the Vermont House of Representatives. Hinckley died on November 26, 1887 while in Boston to visit his sisters for Thanksgiving, he was buried in Chelsea's Highland Cemetery. He was the brother in law of Civil War General and Medal of Honor recipient William Wirt Henry

Federal Depository Library Program

The Federal Depository Library Program is a government program created to make U. S. federal government publications available to the public at no cost. As of March 2018, there are 1,141 depository libraries in its territories. A "government publication" is defined in the U. S. Code as "informational matter, published as an individual document at Government expense, or as required by law"; the groundwork for the FDLP was established by an 1813 Congressional Joint Resolution ordering that certain publications be distributed to libraries outside of the federal government. The Librarian of Congress was responsible for running this program, but the responsibility shifted to the Secretary of the Interior in the 1850s; the Printing Act of 1895 revised public printing laws and established the roles of the FDLP and the Government Printing Office in distributing government information. This act assigned leadership of the program to the Superintendent of Public Documents, who would be under the control of the GPO and added executive documents to the distribution list.

The Depository Library Act of 1962 created the present-day FDLP as codified in Title 44, Chapter 19 of the U. S. Code; the DLA allowed two depository libraries in each Congressional district, eliminated postage charges to depository libraries receiving material, provided for the distribution of non-GPO documents, permitted independent federal agencies to be eligible for depository designation, created regional depository libraries. The Government Printing Office Electronic Information Access Enhancement Act of 1993, codified in Title 44, Chapter 41 of the U. S. Code, requires the Superintendent of Documents to maintain an electronic directory of federal electronic information, provide online access to the Congressional Record, Federal Register and other select publications, operate an electronic storage facility; the electronic service now includes over 2,200 databases and is available via On January 4, 2020, the FDLP website was hacked and defaced with pro-Iranian/anti-US messaging in response to the American airstrike that killed Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran's Quds Force.

The FDPL site was taken offline restored the next day following a security analysis. The Government Publishing Office is responsible for printing and distributing government documents and overseeing the FDLP. There are several important individuals in charge of maintaining the link between GPO and the FDLP: The Director of the U. S. Government Publishing Office the Public Printer, is responsible for overseeing the FDLP and for designating certain depository libraries, his or her nomination must be approved by the Joint Committee on Printing. The Superintendent of Documents is responsible for monitoring policy creation and the operations of the FDLP, he or she may designate depository libraries, he or she supervises the GPO sales program. The Superintendent may ask depository libraries to destroy a certain publication or return it to the GPO; the Director of Library Services and Content Management is responsible for staffing the FDLP and for providing interested parties with up-to-date communications.

The Depository Library Council to the Public Printer was created in 1972 and serves as an advisory committee to the Public Printer and the Superintendent of Documents. The DLC addresses such issues as improving public access, optimizing resources and classification, format and administration; the Council consists of fifteen members who are appointed by the Public Printer, they serve three year terms, with five members retiring and five new members stepping in each year. The Council meets at least twice per year. There are two types of depository libraries: Regional depository library; each state may have a maximum of two regional libraries. It is the responsibility of regional libraries to retain a copy of all government publications received and provide services such as interlibrary loan and reference to selective depository libraries it serves. Regional libraries must assist selective libraries in disposing of unwanted items; the majority of regional depository libraries are academic institutions.

As of March 2018, there are 46 regional depository libraries, with six states being served by regional libraries in other states. Wyoming is not served by a regional library. Selective depository library. There may only be two selective depositories per Congressional district. Selective depositories choose to receive certain classes of documents from the government, which are chosen from the List of Classes. Selective libraries choose materials. There are two ways in which a library may qualify for FDLP status: Each member of Congress may delegate two qualified libraries if his or her district is not being adequately served by a depository library; the governor of American Samoa and the governor of Guam may each designate one library if vacancies exist. The governor of the U. S. Virgin Islands may designate two libraries; the mayor of the District of Columbia may designate two libraries if vacancies exist. A library may be given FDLP status via "by-law designations". Any library that meets the following criteria automatically qualifies for FDLP status: Land-grant colleges and universities Libraries of federal agencies, i.e. executive departments, service academies, independent agencies Highest appellate court of a state Accredited law sch

Mohiuddin Ahmed

Mohiuddin Ahmed was a Bangladesh Army officer, convicted of the Assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Ahmed was in the 2nd Field Artillery under the command of Major Khandaker Abdur Rashid. Rashid criticised the policies of President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; the day before the coup, he directed the officers under his command to prepare for the coup including ordering them to carry personal firearms. Syed Faruque Rahman the leader of the coup wanted to overthrow the government of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and replace it with an Islamic government led by Khandaker Moshtaque Ahmed. Ahmed ordered the firing of artillery towards the house of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. After Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was killed, he was member of the newlys formed command council to lead the country from Bangabhaban. Ahmed would implicate Ziaur Rahman in the coup through a confessional statement. After the assassination, he was given diplomatic posts along with other assassins, he served in the Bangladesh embassy in Bangkok. The trial for the assassination of Sheikh Mujib began in 1996 after his daughter Sheikh Hasina was voted into power.

On 8 November 1998 he was sentenced to death along with 15 other accused in the case by trial court. On 14 December 2000, Bangladesh High Court confirmed the death sentence for him and 11 other accused. On 17 June 2007, Ahmed was deported from the United States to Bangladesh after a court rejected his appeal for residency in the United States. Ahmed was hanged on 28 January 2010 along with 4 other convicted assassins of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, his sons, Mohammed Nazmul Hassan Sohel and Mahbubul Hassan were arrested on suspicion of their involvement in a bomb attack on Fazle Noor Taposh, Member of Parliament and son of Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani

The Late Late Toy Show

The Late Late Toy Show is an annual, special edition of the Irish late-night chat show The Late Late Show. Airing annually on RTÉ One near the end of November or early December to coincide with the Holiday shopping season, the Toy Show showcases the popular toys of the year, as presented by the host and demonstrated by various children on-stage, along with appearances by celebrity guests. Since its first presentation in 1975, the Toy Show has become a cultural institution in Ireland. Commercial time during the Toy Show is prestigious for advertisers. Tickets to its taping are difficult to come by. Most presented by Ryan Tubridy, the show has been presented by Gay Byrne and Pat Kenny during their tenures at the helm. Dustin the Turkey, a high-profile entertainment figure in Ireland, made an annual appearance bringing a gift for the presenter; these gifts when produced tended to have a comedy effect and in the past have included a miniature antique chair and a Pat Kenny clock, ominously presented to Kenny's predecessor Gay Byrne.

Dustin has not made an appearance on the show since 2007. The Toy Show, along with the Tribute Shows, tends to be one of the few editions of The Late Late Show to require advance preparation before the week of broadcast; the Toy Show jumper attracts as much attention as the show itself, with viewers sending in their own versions to RTÉ ahead of the night in the hope that the presenter might wear them. Gay Byrne habitually wore a Christmas jumper each year he wore the jumper for People In Need Telethon, but Pat Kenny tended to wear a "naff" grey jumper when he was host. Ryan Tubridy spoke in favour of the jumper when he took the helm. Byrne was noted for his "Bing Crosby sweater"; some of the sweaters we got in this year are so bad, the people who knitted them should be put on trial in The Hague for crimes against Christmas. Ryan Tubridy expressed his distaste for the selection of jumpers he received from fans in 2011. Audience members appear in Christmas wear such as hats and jumpers. In 1994, it was broadcast on 9 December and attracted an audience so high that it did not come close again until the 2010 edition.

In 1997, Dustin presented Gay Byrne with a miniature antique chair during the veteran presenter's second-last Toy Show. The stunt alluded to a controversy that occurred when the winner of an antiques restoration competition run by the show claimed credit for a chair, worked on by another person. Among the show's other memorable moments over the years are Junior Culchie of the Year Mark McSharry from County Cavan in his mini-motorised toy tractor, the little girl who said she did not like Justin Bieber "'cus he's so full of himself", Pat Kenny mispronouncing Jerry "Seinfield"'s name before presenting him with his own cheap Superman toy, - what is considered "the ultimate Toy Show moment" by many and "possibly the ultimate moment of all time", voted the number 1 moment in an RTÉ Player poll in 2014 -little John Joe Brennan's dissection of the collected works of Roald Dahl—"I find him poetic" and "for children fantasy always comes first." And his ambition to be a horologist. The 2005 Toy Show was broadcast on 2 December 2005, attracting 1.1 million viewers as the most watched programme on Irish television that year.

It was the most watched edition of The Late Late Show since Gay Byrne's final show in 1999. Irish comedian Dave McSavage, appeared in the opening ceremony for this Toy Show, playing a selfish scrooge; the 2006 Toy Show was broadcast on 1 December 2006. Six-year-old Millie Murray, along with her four-year-old brother Gavin Murray, had been burned out of her car in Limerick, left her hospital bed to make an appearance, she requested a doll to play with for the show. Her brother was too unwell to feature on the show after the incident that led to over twelve weeks of hospital treatment for the pair. Pat Kenny was criticised in a study by the Equality Authority for his hosting of the show, in which he persistently reinforced stereotypes of gender roles. An example was a human skull shown to ooze slime, of which the presenter uttered the comment "made for boys, I think"; the 2007 Toy Show was broadcast on 30 November 2007, attracting over one million viewers or seven tenths of the available audience, making it the most watched television programme in Ireland at that time of 2007.

Broadcast over the traditional four parts, it contained a performance from James Blunt, the annual appearance of Dustin, book reviews and Miriam O'Shea who performed a rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow". The 2007 Toy Show played host to an interview with comedian Jerry Seinfeld. Kenny expressed a lack of knowledge about his subject from the beginning when he introduced him as "Jerry Seinfield". There was much uncomfortable chat on the topic of bees and Kenny presented him with a cheap imitation of his favourite superhero, Superman. Seinfeld, who had lashed out at Larry King over his ignorance, remained tight-lipped and walked off without informing Kenny of his correct name; the 2007 Toy Show was opened by the soprano Oisín Nolan who ascended a hanging crescent moon as Kenny entered the studio fresh from his visit to Santa in Lapland. Roisin Seoighe Conemara performed Sean Nos dancing wearing her trademark red

Curfew (TV series)

Curfew is a British dystopian action drama television series created by Matthew Read for Sky. Starring Adam Brody, Billy Zane and Sean Bean, the series premiered on 22 February 2019 on Sky One in the United Kingdom and Ireland. In the United States, the entire series was released on 24 June 2019 by Spectrum as part of their Spectrum Originals video on demand branding initiative. In the near future, Earth is overwhelmed by an unstoppable virus of unknown origin. To protect the population from the virus sweeping across the United Kingdom, a totalitarian government impose a curfew in which anyone caught out between 7pm to 7am will be put into quarantine, if not worse. Curfew focuses on a few lucky groups that are offered the opportunity to compete in an illegal 1,000-kilometre street race where the finish line ends in the ultimate prize: sanctuary; the initial outbreak of a virus in Scotland is followed by its spread to the rest of the world. Those infected by the virus are mutated into fast and feral creatures that attack non-infected humans.

Mooks have high endurance and speed, can only be taken down by heavy arms fire or head shots. They have a severe sensitivity to ultraviolet light; when the virus and the appearance of'mooks' started to impact everyday life, the curfew was introduced to keep people safe from the infected. In addition to the curfew, major cities, notably London and Manchester, have built walls and implemented checkpoints to control the public and limit the spread of the virus. Bridges across the Thames are closed during curfew hours. Because'mooks' can respond to certain subsonic frequencies, these are used to lure them away from populated areas; the virus is transmitted by biting alone. While a scratch is harmless, it does cause discomfort and mild nausea, known to pass within a few hours. However, once bitten an individual will and painfully mutate, it is considered a mercy to kill the infected before they turn. Unknown to the public the virus is not a natural phenomena but a man made agent designed for medical research into cellular regeneration.

The virus mutated unexpectedly during the first human trials in Scotland and the outbreak occurred as a result of failed containment measures. Official Spectrum program website Curfew on IMDb