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Barcaldine, Queensland

Barcaldine is a rural town and locality in the Barcaldine Region in Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Barcaldine had a population of 1,422 people; this is the administrative centre of the Barcaldine Region. Barcaldine played a major role in the Australian labour movement. Barcaldine is Central West Queensland 520 kilometres by road west of the city of Rockhampton; the town is situated on Lagoon Creek, which flows into the Alice River five kilometres south of the Barcaldine. Major industries are beef cattle rearing; the streets in Barcaldine are named after different types of trees. Barcaldine lay on the traditional tribal lands of the Iningai. Iningai is an Australian Aboriginal language spoken by the Iningai people; the Iningai language region includes the landscape within the local government boundaries of the Longreach Region and Barcaldine Region the towns of Longreach, Barcaldine and Aramac as well as the properties of Bowen Downs and catchments of Cornish Creek and Alice River. The town takes its name from a sheep station called Barcaldine Downs, established in 1863 by Donald Charles Cameron, whose family property in Ayrshire, named for Barcaldine and Bute, Scotland.

Cameron had been a slaveholder in British Guiana. The first lots were sold in 1885 and within a year several buildings were under construction. By the end of 1886 the town had been surveyed; the Central Western railway line to Barcaldine opened on 8 November 1886. Barcaldine Post Office opened on 13 November 1886. Barcaldine State School opened on 4 July 1887. St Joseph's Catholic Primary School was opened in 1896 by Sisters of Mercy Sister Mary Muredach McMullen, Sister Mary Catherine Cleary, Sister Mary Fayne, with the assistance of lay teacher Catherine Lobie; the original building had two storeys with the sisters living upstairs and the classrooms downstairs. In 1906 a new school building was erected to accommodate the school's 195 students; the current school building opened on 21 October 1962. In the 2011 census, the town of Barcaldine had a population of 1,316 people, while the locality had a population of 1,655 people; the current Barcaldine Public Library opened in 2016. Barcaldine played a significant role in the Australian labour movement and the birth of the Australian Labor Party.

In 1891, it was one of the focal points of the 1891 Australian shearers' strike, with the Eureka Flag flying over the strike camp. The landmark Tree of Knowledge, under which the strikers met, stood outside the railway station. In 2006, persons unknown poisoned the tree with the herbicide Roundup. One of the first May day marches in the world took place during the strike on 1 May 1891 in Barcaldine; the Sydney Morning Herald reported that of the 1,340 men that took part, 618 were mounted on horses. Banners carried included those of the Australian Labor Federation, the Shearers' and Carriers' Unions, one inscribed'Young Australia'; the leaders wore the Eureka Flag was carried. The Labor Bulletin reported that cheers were given for "the Union", "the Eight-hour day", "the Strike Committee" and "the boys in gaol", it reported the march:In the procession every civilised country was represented doing duty for the Russian, French, Dane etc. who are germane to him in other climes, showing that Labor's cause is one the world over, foreshadowing the time when the swords shall be turned into ploughshares and Liberty and Friendship will knit together the nations of the earth.

In 1892, the local government area of Barcaldine Division was established, by separating it from the Kargoolnah Division which had its headquarters in Blackall. Since Barcaldine has been the headquarters of local government in the area, commencing with the Barcaldine Divisional Board, which became the Barcaldine Shire Council in 1903, the Barcaldine Regional Council in 2008; the initial local government meetings were held in a building in Oak Street, which burned down in 1896. A shire hall was constructed in 1898 on the south-east corner of Ash and Beech Streets, which became too small. In February 1912 a new larger shire hall was opened and that building is still in use today and is heritage-listed; the artesian water at Barcaldine is full of minerals. A bore had been constructed in 1887, but was unsuitable for the water needs of the steam locomotives and so the water was let run to waste. By 1891, a local doctor observed that water contained soda and potash which he believed would have health benefits.

In 1907, a swimming pool using the artesian water was built by the Barcaldine Shire Council, along with baths and showers for therapeutic use. Although Barcaldine was being promoted as a spa town into the mid 1930s, interest in "taking the waters" declined after that period as medical opinion became doubtful of the benefits of mineral waters, favouring drugs and physiotherapy as better treatments; the Barcaldine War Memorial was unveiled by Queensland Governor, Matthew Nathan, on 21 May 1924. At the 2016 census, Barcaldine had a population of 1,422. On 26 May 2019, Barcaldine set a world record for a 9.5-kilometre line of 868 motorhomes, caravans and fifth wheelers outside the town, beating the previous record of 672 vehicles in Italy in 2003. On 22 November 2019 the Queensland Government decided to amalgamate the localities in the Barcaldine Region, resulting in five expanded localities based on the larger towns: Alpha, Barcaldine and Muttaburra. Barcaldine was expanded to incorporate Barcaldine Downs, Grant, Home Creek, Ingberry (southern p

BlackSpider Technologies Limited

BlackSpider Technologies Limited was a British software company founded in 2002 and subsequently acquired by SurfControl in July 2006. The Company provided cloud computing services for other malware. BlackSpider was a start-up company founded in 2002 by John Cheney in Reading, Berkshire, UK. In January 2004 Casenove Private Equity invested £4.6m in the business, allowing the organisation to grow into the French and German markets. In July 2006 SurfControl, a UK listed PLC, acquired BlackSpider for £19.5m in cash. At the point of acquisition BlackSpider had £4m in historic revenues, an operating loss of £3.1m and over 1,200 customers. In October 2007 Websense acquired SurfControl for £204m. Following the acquisition of SurfControl by Websense, the original BlackSpider Management Team, including John Cheney, left to found Workbooks.com, a provider of web-based CRM software for small businesses. MailControl was the brand name for BlackSpider Technologies email filtering services; these products are now sold by Forcepoint under the brand name Hosted Email Security.

Companies House, UK Company Number: 04447164 Insider Article - 7 January 2004 Silicon Article Surfcontrol Catches Blackspider - 16 July 2006 John Layden, The Register - 13 July 2006 Websense Investor Release - 3 October 2007

OK! TV

OK! TV is an early evening magazine programme, broadcast on Channel 5 as a brand extension of celebrity title OK! Magazine, it replaced the former magazine and discussion show Live from Studio Five on 1 February 2011, was presented by Kate Walsh and Matt Johnson, both of whom left the programme. Jeff Brazier and Jenny Frost replaced Walsh and Johnson in August 2011 and presented the show until its cancellation; the show was made by the 5 News team and produced by Sky News for Channel 5. On 8 November 2011, it was announced that the show has been cancelled by Channel 5; the show aired its final edition on 16 December after ten months on air due to the contract for 5 News returning to ITN. The show's first series was broadcast in 1999 on ITV. In 1999, Carlton Television poached the executive producer of This Morning to set up a celebrity department; the first production was OK! TV, a tie-in with the celebrity lifestyle magazine, which ran on Friday nights for six weeks from November to December 1999.

Fiona Phillips hosted with Nigel Havers, Patsy Palmer and Tracie Bennett. Guests included Paula Yates and Tom Jones. OK! TV aired on weekdays from 18:25 to 19.00, featured a mix of news, celebrity gossip and chat. It replaced Live from Studio Five, axed on 4 February 2011. Denise van Outen and Matt Johnson were announced as presenters of the programme on 3 February 2011. However, the following week, van Outen pulled out of presenting the show and was replaced by former Live from Studio Five host Kate Walsh. On 5 April 2011, Walsh and Johnson announced that the launch of OK! TV Sunday from 10 April 2011, showing highlights of the previous week's episodes; the format was cancelled after a few weeks on air. On Wednesday 17 August 2011, Brazier and Frost presented a spin-off show devoted to Big Brother 12 and Celebrity Big Brother 8, it made its debut on the eve of the launch of CBB8. The format mixed showbiz news with reports on the previous day's events in the house along with some exclusive episode previews.

The opening titles use the same logo as OK magazine and feature various celebrities including Cheryl Cole and Kate Moss. The original set included a blue sofa where guests were interviewed and with a large OK! logo. For the duration of Big Brother 2011, the studio was moved to Elstree Studios; the debut show on 14 February 2011 contained an interview in the studio with Louis Walsh with Jenson Button acting as celebrity reporter. Stuart Heritage of The Guardian was unimpressed with the programme's first edition, he dubbed it, "a remedial level One Show" and "colossally vapid". The ratings for the debut show showed an improvement on Live from Studio Five's low audience figures gaining 449,000 viewers. In November 2011, it was announced that OKTV was to be axed from Channel 5's schedules as part of negotiations for ITN to take over as news producer for the channel in early 2012, it aired its final edition on 16 December 2011. This final edition contained a montage of clips from Brazier and Frost's time presenting the show but did not feature any material from Walsh and Johnson's interviews.

The last live act to appear on the show was The Wombles who closed the last edition of the show. OK! TV at Channel5.com OK! TV on Facebook OK! TV on Twitter

Hebereke's Popoitto

Hebereke's Popoitto, known in Japan as Popoitto Hebereke and Popoitto Station Hebereke, the latter a name only used for the PlayStation version, is a puzzle-type video game in the Hebereke series developed by Sunsoft for the Sega Saturn, PlayStation and SNES consoles. Although released in Japan and Europe during 1995 and 1996, it was never released in North America; the gameplay is reminiscent to video game titles like Puyo Puyo. Hebereke's Popoitto received mixed to positive reviews, was recommended for fans of the puzzle genre. In Japan, Hebereke Station Popoitto was re-released in 1999 under the SunKore Best label, it was re-released again in 2001 under the Value 1500 label. Similar to other falling block tile-matching video games, the core gameplay element consists of player-controlled blocks falling from the top of the playing field. In Hebereke's Popoitto, pairs of blocks, where each block in the pair can be any available color, appear from the top of the playing field and continue to fall until they fall on top of the ground or another block.

The pair of blocks are, as long as they're still falling, controlled by the player and can be rotated. When a pair of blocks is suspended, a new pair of player-controlled blocks will fall from playing field ceiling. By lining up four or more blocks with the same color in certain formations the whole formation disappears; the available formations can be straight horizontal or vertical lines or just any adjoining formation, depending on the set difficulty level. What sets Hebereke's Popoitto apart from other similar games is that moving creatures, named Poro-porous, will float suspended in mid-air on the playing field. Sporadically, Poro-porous will move left, up or down. Touching a Poro-poro with a pair of blocks will as always suspend the blocks, the erratic behaviour of Poro-porous makes it more difficult for the player to plan ahead; each Poro-poro has its own color and can be, just as with any other block, destroyed by making a formation with the same color. A game is won. A game can be lost when the blocks fill up to the top of the playing field.

The difficulty level controls, as the possible formations to build. An easier difficulty level will accept any adjoining formation of same-colored blocks, while a harder difficulty level will only accept straight horizontal or vertical lines. A higher difficulty level will control the number of different available colors for blocks and the number of Poro-porous that are on the playing field at start. In a single-player game, there is a story mode feature, it allows the player to meet other characters. If a battle against another character is won, accomplished by winning two rounds, the defeated character becomes playable. Additionally, a multiplayer mode is available. Specific for the two-player mode is a kind of special attack, which can be activated by eliminating more than one formation of blocks with one pair of blocks. A handicap level can be set individually for each player. Hebereke's Popoitto was featured in several European video game magazines, received mixed to positive reviews; the addicting gameplay and two-player mode were noted as highlights of the game.

Still, the game, compared to other puzzle video games, was recommended for fans of the said genre. In Super Play, the reviewer liked the core gameplay, but did not like the game as much as Super Puyo Puyo, another SNES puzzle video game. A critic from Sega Saturn Magazine disliked that the special moves in the two-player mode were too difficult to obtain. In addition, the critic thought that the erratic movement of the Poro-porous made it too hard to plan ahead. A reviewer from the French video-gaming magazine Super Power considered the Poro-poro addition to be charming, but noted that Hebereke's Popoitto wasn't that strong graphically. Notably, Hebereke's Popoitto was ranked as the 98th best SNES game of all time in Super Play's top 100 best SNES games list

Mam Nai

Mam Nai or Mam Nay, nom de guerre Comrade Chan, is a war criminal and former lieutenant of Santebal, the internal security branch of the Khmer Rouge communist movement, which ruled Democratic Kampuchea from 1975 to 1979. He was the leader of the interrogation unit at Tuol Sleng, assisting Kang Kek Iew, the head of the camp where thousands were held for interrogation and subsequent killing. Mam Nay gave testimony at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia on 14 July 2009, he torture system of the Khmer Rouge. Tall, pock-marked and having a pink complexion, Mam Nai impressed both Nate Thayer and François Bizot as the most frightening Khmer Rouge individual they beheld. Bizot further described Mam Nai as a'true crime fiction character' with a terrifying'gallows face', he met him twice at the French Embassy compound in Phnom Penh, the second time during the arrest of Sirik Matak, hiding seeking political asylum. Mam Nai was born in Kampong Thom Province in 1934, he was taught by Son Sen at the Institut de Pédagogie in Phnom Penh, becoming a natural sciences teacher in 1956, Kompong Thom's Balaign College principal in 1958.

In the school environment he got to know Kang Kek Iew, his deputy principal. Both were arrested by Norodom Sihanouk's security services in 1967 owing to their leftist activities. After being freed from jail by Lon Nol in 1970, Mam Nai joined Duch in the guerrilla zone under the control of the Khmer Rouge, he assisted in the interrogation and torture of prisoners at'M-13 prison camp', the first prison Duch set up in the forests of Amleang, Thpong District. Together with Tang Sin Hean Mam Nai helped Duch to perfect his interrogation techniques in order to purge perceived "enemies of the revolution" from the Khmer Rouge ranks. Prisoners at these camps disgraced Khmer Rouge cadres, were starved and tortured to extract real and made-up confessions. Few prisoners left the camps alive. Following the Khmer Rouge victory in April 1975 Duch and his men set up prisons throughout the capital including the infamous Tuol Sleng prison. By 1978, as the party paranoia of seeking unchallenged authority and the ensuing purges increased towards the end of Pol Pot's rule and more people were brought to Tuol Sleng.

Mam Nai was fluent in the Vietnamese language, uncommon among Cambodians, took part in the interrogation and torture of Vietnamese-background prisoners, contributing to the extermination of the Vietnamese Cambodian minority. Mam Nai's signature is on scores of documents detailing the torture of DK's political opponents, he was together with his boss Duch seeing to the execution of surviving prisoners before abandoning Tuol Sleng prison and both were among the last Khmer Rouge cadres to flee Phnom Penh when it fell to the People's Army of Vietnam on 7 January 1979. After escaping to the border, Mam Nai joined one of the Khmer Rouge groups that had found sanctuary in Thailand. In the 1990s he was still working as an interrogator for the Khmer Rouge after joining Front 250, commanded by Ny Korn. Mam Nai left the Khmer Rouge shortly before Pol Pot ordered Son Sen's assassination in 1997, living as a private small-scale farmer in the West of the country. Although Cambodian authorities knew where he lived for a long time no attempt was made to arrest him.

According to Stephen Heder of London University Mam Nai is implicated in "hands-on torture and execution and would certainly be convicted in any international tribunal". After appearing at Duch's trial as a witness Mam Nai has, not been charged. At the trial he was asked questions regarding his involvement in the torture and murder of Phung Ton, former dean of Phnom Penh University, but Mam Nai avoided incriminating himself. Democratic Kampuchea Tuol Sleng Kang Kek Iew Torture Killing Fields Chandler, David: Voices from S-21. Terror and history inside Pol Pot's secret prison. University of California Press, 1999. ISBN 0-520-22247-4 Stephen Heder with Brian D. Tittemore, Seven Candidates for Prosecution: Accountability for the Crimes of the Khmer Rouge, War Crimes Research Office, Washington College of Law, American University, Documentation Center of Cambodia. July 2001 Duch tells Mam Nai what he thinks on YouTube S-21 Prison photographs Original photographs from Tuol Sleng/S-21 prison Night of the Khmer Rouge and Justice in Cambodia Cambodia Killing Fields on YouTube CNN - Killing Fields: Long Road to Justice

Eddie Ingram

Edward "Eddie" Ingram was an Irish cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace/leg spin bowler, he played 48 times for the Ireland cricket team between 1928 and 1953 including nineteen first-class matches, he played county cricket for Middlesex, playing twelve times between 1938 and 1949. Ingram was educated at Belvedere College in Dublin, he made his debut for the Ireland cricket team against the MCC in a first-class match ten days before his 18th birthday. He continued to play in the Ireland team playing against the MCC and Scotland in addition to internationals against Australia and New Zealand, he began playing for Middlesex in 1938, making his debut in a County Championship match against Worcestershire. He was never a regular in the Middlesex side, which allowed him to continue playing for Ireland, his career interrupted only by the Second World War, he played for Ireland against various English county teams playing internationals against Scotland, South Africa and India. His last game for Middlesex came in June 1949 against Glamorgan, his last first-class match was for Ireland against Scotland in July 1953 at the age of 42.

This was his last match overall for Ireland. In all matches for Ireland, Ingram scored 1628 runs at an average of 20.10, scoring ten half-centuries with a top score of 83 against the MCC in August 1935. He took 151 wickets at an average of 20.12, taking five wickets in an innings seven times, ten in a match once, with best innings bowling figures of 7/83 against Australia in September 1938. He captained Ireland eight times. In first-class cricket, he scored 766 runs at an average of 15.01, scoring two fifties with a top score of 64 for Ireland against Scotland. He took 79 wickets at an average of 24.00 with best bowling figures of 5/48 for Ireland against Scotland. For Middlesex his top score was 28 and his best bowling was 3/7