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Chidira

Chidira is a village on the Greek island of Lesbos, located at its western part and belonging to the municipality of Eresos-Antissa. Its population was 472 in 2011. Chidira borders with the villages Agra, Eresos, Revma and Vatousa. Chidira is the birthplace of Georgios Jakobides or Iakovidis, one of the most important Greek painters; the Jacobides Digital Museum is located in Chidira. A prehistoric site is on top of the hill Koirania, right above the village; the site has not been excavated yet, but the dating of artifacts found there, including a stone phallus exhibited at Methymneos Winery, indicate that it dates back to the beginning of the 5th millennium B. C; the crater of the volcano which formed the Petrified Forest of Lesbos is located in the area. The soil is therefore acidic and contains many minerals, including sulfur and copper sulfate. Vegetation consists of Mediterranean shrubs, oak-trees and several species of waterplants at the banks of the numerous streams; the area harbors the only European colony of the plant "Rhododendron luteum", which favors the acidic soil.

Furthermore, the region of Chidira is a wildlife sanctuary and a nature reserve, owing to its abundant fauna and its distinct geological features and flora. Methymneos Winery, owned by Ioannis Lambrou, is located in Chidira; the winery produces organic wines made with the Chidiriotiko grape variety of Lesbos. The acidic, sulfuric soil of Chidira gives Methymnaeos wines a strong minerality and prevents vine diseases, thus favoring organic farming. Methymneos is the first commercial bottled wine in the history of the renowned ancient Lesbian wine. Tours to the winery, offered every year in July and September by the owner himself, are free of charge

Trickbaby

Trickbaby is a London based band, influenced by modern dance music and Indian Bollywood classics. They are based around the songwriting partnership of Saira Hussain and Steve Ager, the rhythms of Vikaash Sankadecha. Lead singer Saira cites influences from modern Western music through to Bollywood movies. Trickbaby's debut single, "Indie-Yarn" received mainstream media attention, it reached #46 in the UK Singles Chart, was the first Hindi language single to be playlisted at BBC Radio One. Following media support for "Neelaa" after its inclusion on the Asian Flavas album at Radio One, Trickbaby released their debut album, Hanging Around on their own Chachaman label. Five stars in OK!, a good reviews in The Times, The Observer and in the main Asian press resulted in Trickbaby signing to EMI’s Far East head office in Hong Kong. MTV in the SE Asia region made Trickbaby artist of the month on their "Alert" programme, playlisted the band's self-produced "Slipping Through Your Fingers" video. Three Trickbaby songs were used in the cult Indian film Hyderabad Blues 2.

Virgin UK released a compilation album, Asian Beat Bazaar and compiled by Trickbaby and the band toured India, including a performance at MTV's Style Awards. In 2006, Rohan Sippy asked the band for songs for his movie Bluffmaster, starring Abhishek Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra, which has gone on to become one of the biggest modern Indian movies of recent times. "Sabse Bada Rupaiya/Bluffmaster", a Trickbaby track based around the original 1970’s Mehmood song became the title track, a hit in the India diaspora. "Neelaa", "Indie-Yarn" and a reworked Hindi version of "Nine Parts Of Desire" all had key roles in the film and featured on a soundtrack album. Trickbaby wrote the title track to Ashok Thakeria's movie, Pyare Mohan, they remixed two tracks for Victoria 203; the band spent 2007 finishing their second album, Chor Bazaar, named after a market in Mumbai famous for selling stolen goods. Featuring eleven songs and guest appearances by Gogol Bordello's Eugene Hutz, Sergey Ryabtzev, Yuri Lemeshev, as well as Marcella Detroit.

To accompany Chor Bazaar the band made two videos. "To Fighter", an animation directed by Mox, to a new version of "Nine Parts" and starring Bollywood's Abhishek Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra. Their music video "Nine Parts" was screened at Deejay Ra's music video night in Toronto, at the FILMI festival, North America's longest running South Asian film festival. Hanging Around"Nine Parts Of Desire" "Slipping Through Your Fingers" "Neelaa" "December Blues" "Dildara" "Three Minds" "Hanging Around" "Because you Know" "Sea Of Stories" "Lost Ones" "54" "SSS"Chor Bazaar"Fighter" "Crisis" "Baja" "Light Up My Life" "Babu" "Drove A Chevvy To The Devi" "Chor Bazaar" "Mujay Tujay" "Broken Dream" "Nine Parts" "Neelaa" Trickbaby's official site MySpace

Crucifixion (van Eyck)

Crucifixion is a discovered early-15th-century drawing of the death of Jesus now attributed to Jan van Eyck or his workshop. It is variously dated to the early 1430s, implying an original van Eyck, or c. 1440, making it a pastiche by a workshop member after Jan's death. The only other known van Eyck drawing is the Study for Cardinal Niccolò Albergati if you exclude the 1437 Saint Barbara as an unfinished painting, although there are similarities between the two; the quality of draftsmanship is of the first rate, it is the most elaborate and complex surviving drawing from the 16th century. It is executed in gold and silver stylus and brush and lead slate pencil, it is in poor condition, being covered in yellowish varnish which has damaged both the paper and drawing. The drawing is linked to the left hand panel the New York Crucifixion and Last Judgement diptych, but not always, attributed to Jan; as such this drawing is either an original preparatory study, or a workshop pastiche by an associate created for commercial sale.

It shows a mass of people gather around a crucifixion scene, with Christ's followers grieving in the foreground and spectators hanging around in the mid-ground and a portrayal of three crucified bodies in the upper-ground. Both works contain a number of depicted and positions figures, share the same steep perspective, with the city of Jerusalem can be seen in the distance, though at a much lower angle here than in the finished diptych

Members of the Victorian Legislative Assembly, 1982–1985

This is a list of members of the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 1982 to 1985, as elected at the 1982 state election: 1 In May 1982, the Labor member for Keilor, Jack Ginifer, resigned due to being diagnosed with a terminal illness. Labor candidate George Seitz won the resulting by-election on 17 July 1982. 2 In November 1982, the Liberal member for Malvern and former Premier of Victoria, Lindsay Thompson, resigned. Liberal candidate Geoff Leigh won the resulting by-election on 4 December 1982. 3 On 28 January 1983, the Labor member for Springvale, Kevin King, died. Labor candidate Eddie Micallef won the resulting by-election on 19 March 1983. 4 In March 1983, the Liberal member for Warrnambool, Ian Smith, resigned to contest Liberal preselection for the Wannon federal by-election. Liberal candidate Adam Kempton won the resulting by-election on 7 May 1983. 5 In March 1983, the Liberal member for Swan Hill, Alan Wood, resigned. Nationals candidate Barry Steggall won the resulting by-election on 7 May 1983.

6 The Court of Disputed Returns found in 1984 that the Labor member for Morwell, Valerie Callister, was a member of the Environment Council at the time of her election and the Solicitor-General advised that her seat had become vacant. However, a by-election was not held as the Legislative Assembly passed a resolution to excuse her under s.61A of the Constitution Act

Andrew Walker (rugby)

Andrew Walker is an indigenous Australian rugby footballer who represented his country in both rugby league and rugby union - a dual code international. Walker was the first dual code international to represent his country at rugby league before representing rugby union. Walker was born in Australia. Hailing from Nowra, Walker began his career as a rugby union footballer for Shoalhaven Rugby club as a junior, before moving to Randwick DRUFC, where he played alongside Eddie Jones in their 1991 premiership-winning season, he changed rugby football codes from rugby union to rugby league he transferred to NSWRL Premiership club St. George Dragons the following season. Walker played for several NRL clubs including the St George Dragons, Sydney Roosters and the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. In 1996, he played in one match for the Kangaroos against a Papua New Guinean side, he is known as the first dual-international to switch codes from league to union. Walker's provincial rugby was with the ACT Brumbies.

He is remembered among Brumbies fans for scoring thirteen tries in the 2000 season, which included two hat-tricks. Walker became Australia's 40th dual code international when he made his Australia début against New Zealand during July 2000 following Scott Gourley and preceding Wendell Sailor and Mat Rogers; however his debut was not a memorable one as he came off the bench for the last 10 minutes of the game at Stadium Australia in front of a world-record crowd and proceeded to miss a conversion, kick straight down the throat of Christian Cullen and after the resulting New Zealand try to Jonah Lomu to win them the game 39–35, he failed to send the kick-off 10 metres and New Zealand received the ball. Walker changed rugby football codes from rugby union to rugby league after his Australia career ended following disciplinary difficulties, but he was subsequently banned for two years in 2004 following cocaine use when playing for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. In 2006 he resurrected his career by signing to play with French rugby union club UA Gaillac.

During December 2006 Walker began renegotiations with Queensland Reds' coach Eddie Jones to play in the 2007 Super fourteen season. In early March, Walker was named on the bench of the Queensland Reds team and played the last 15 minutes in their Week 5 defeat by the Lions; this came just hours after he was released from UA Gaillac and signed by the Queensland Reds until his retirement on 26 July 2008. On 26 July 2008, Andrew Walker announced his retirement from representative rugby union. At the time he was playing for the Easts Tigers in the Queensland Cup competition. 35 Years old at the time, Walker retired, stating fatigue and a need to spend more time with his family who supported him through his successful but troubled career. However, in early January 2010, Andrew Walker signed a minor contract with the Goodna Eagles rugby league football club, who are based in Ipswich, becoming the biggest signing in Ipswich Rugby League history. In 2019, he played one game for Randwick DRUFC against Argentina.

Tigers Legend Retires at whereilive.com.au The Highs and Lows at smh.com.au Andrew Walker at redsrugby.com.au Andrew Walker at stats.rleague.com Andrew Walker at nrlstats.com Gould, Phil "The fall of a decent man" The Sun-Herald, 26 September 2004

Procedural drama

A procedural drama is a genre of television programming which focuses on how crimes are solved or some other aspect of a law enforcement agency, legislative body, or court of law. Some dramas include a lab or conference room with high-tech or state-of-the-art equipment where the main characters meet to work out the problem. Shows have an episodic format that does not require the viewer to have seen previous episodes. Episodes have a self-contained referred to as stand-alone, plot, introduced and resolved within the same episode; the procedural format is popular around the world. In 2011, the director of a TV consultancy said, "The continuing trend is for procedurals because they use a predictable structure." Due to their stand-alone episodic nature, they are more accessible to new viewers than serials. Self-contained episodes make it easier for viewers to return to a show if they have missed some episodes. In general, procedural dramas can be re-run with little concern for episode order. Procedurals are criticized for being formulaic.

Procedurals are generally less character-driven than serialized shows. However, some procedurals have more character emphasis; some may feature a storyline stretching over several episodes. A popular subgenre is the police procedural; this list provides examples of procedural dramas, it is not exhaustive. Crime fiction Legal drama Murder mystery Police procedural Serial