The City of Cairns was a local government area centred on the Far North Queensland city of Cairns. Established in 1885, for most of its existence it consisted of 51.5 square kilometres around Cairns itself, with much of the metropolitan area being located in the Shire of Mulgrave. The Shire amalgamated into the City on 22 March 1995. In 2008, the City amalgamated with the Shire of Douglas to become the Cairns Region. Following a petition by local residents, on 28 May 1885, the Borough of Cairns was established under the Local Government Act 1878, being excised from the Cairns Division. With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, the Borough of Cairns became the Town of Cairns on 31 March 1903. On 12 October 1923, the Town of Cairns was proclaimed City of Cairns. On 21 November 1991, the Electoral and Administrative Review Commission, created two years earlier, produced its second report, recommended that local government boundaries in the Cairns area be rationalised, that the Shire of Mulgrave be dissolved and amalgamated with the City of Cairns.
The Shire at that stage had a population of 54,783 while the City had 49,361. Both authorities had chambers in the Cairns CBD; the old City Council chambers were located on Abbott Street, have since been converted into a city library. The old Mulgrave Shire Chambers were located on Cairns Esplanade; the Local Government Regulation 1994 was gazetted on 16 December 1994, additionally mandating that small sections of the Shire of Mareeba around Redlynch and Barron Gorge and Ellis Beach in the Shire of Douglas be amalgamated. It further specified that the new Council would have an elected mayor and 12 councillors each representing one of 12 divisions. On 22 March 1995, the new City came into existence, Tom Pyne the Chairman of the Mulgrave shire council, was elected as its first mayor, he retired in 2000, Kevin Byrne of the Cairns Unity grouping served two full terms until the council's dissolution in 2008. In a controversial decision, new council chambers were constructed on industrial contaminated land in the industrial suburb of Portsmith.
On 15 March 2008, under the Local Government Act 2007 passed by the Parliament of Queensland on 10 August 2007, the City of Cairns merged with the Shire of Douglas to form the Cairns Region. Byrne was narrowly defeated by Val Schier of Cairns 1st for the mayoralty of the new Regional Council. In 2012, a proposal was made to de-amalgamate the Shire of Douglas from the Cairns Region. On 6 December 2012, the Queensland Minister for Local Government, the Hon. David Crisafulli, granted the people of the former Douglas Shire a vote on possible de-amalgamation from the Cairns Regional Council though the Queensland Treasury Corporation had calculated the costs to be too high a burden on the few ratepayers of this small shire, the shire to be unviable in the long term. Despite strong opposition from many parties, on 9 March 2013 the citizens of the former Douglas shire voted in a referendum to de-amalgamate; as of 1 January 2014 Douglas Shire is no longer part of the Cairns Regional Council. The City of Cairns included the following settlements: 1 - shared with Cassowary Coast Region2 - not to be confused with White Rock in City of Ipswich3 - shared with shared with Cassowary Coast Region and Tablelands Region Local Government Regulation 1994 Official website at the Wayback Machine
Janette Geri was an Australian singer-songwriter. Born in Darlinghurst in 1961, she died 29 June 2018, her style, sometimes compared to Joni Mitchell's, incorporates Celtic, jazz-blues and folk music. She performed with international artists including Jean Paul Wabotai, Abdul TJ Rokoto, The Fureys and Maria Forde. Geri's compositions "The Return" and "Olliebod's Jig" featured on the Celtic Paradise album, "The Return" was selected for inclusion on the ABC Airplay album vol.1 in 1998. This album was designed to collect some of the sought after and hard-to-find songs heard on ABC Local Radio and make them available to ABC listeners, its success led to the annual release of ABC Airplay CDs. In Christmas 2009, Janette's "Dragonfly" from The Bastard's Daughter has been recorded on a double CD put together for charity by Rob Davies who organises the Ryedale Live music shows in North Yorkshire, UK, she and co-writer Mykl Lozin jointly won The Best Fiddle Composition Award Australia and NZ for their fiddle tune "Olliebod's Jig" at the Australian Inaugural Golden Fiddle Awards in 2005.
She has performed at the Melbourne Concert Hall, Melbourne's Continental Cafe and the Port Fairy Folk Festival. Geri's music has been played on ABC radio and international radio stations, she performed live on the Ernie Sigley show. Geri toured the UK in 2008 and 2010. 1986 Rising 1994 Janette Geri 1995 Describing the Sky 1996 Secret of the West Wind 1996 Castles 2007 Telling Tales 2008 The Bastard's Daughter 2016 Among the Flowers 2018 Among the Flowers - a new recording of the previous album with a song added Australian Music online page for Geri Swinburne Writer's Festival featuring Geri Port Fairy Folk Festival featuring Geri Libraries Australia page featuring Geri's albums Golden Fiddle Awards winners and finalists
MobiKwik is an Indian company founded in 2009 that provides a mobile phone based payment system and digital wallet. Customers add money to an online wallet. In 2013 the Reserve Bank of India authorized the company's use of the MobiKwik wallet, in May 2016 the company began providing small loans to consumers as part of its service; the company launched its MobiKwik Lite mobile app in November 2016, designed for users of older 2G mobile networks and for those in areas with poor internet connectivity. In November 2016, the company reported having 1.5 million merchants using its service and a user base of 55 million customers. MobiKwik was founded in 2009 by wife team Bipin Preet Singh and Upasana Taku. Singh, a 2002 graduate of IIT Delhi, saw an opportunity to improve mobile recharge options, he seeded the company with USD$250 thousand of his own money, developed the website and payment options, rented office space in Dwarka, Delhi. The initial service was a website with a closed wallet facility, but over the years, MobiKwik extended their service to mobile apps.
The company partnered with online merchants to make their wallet available as a payment option on e-commerce sites. MobiKwik launched an e-wallet system in 2012 that enabled users to deposit money online to use for bill payments and other features. MobiKwik provides financial services including loan, accident insurance, life insurance, fire insurance, IMPS money transfer, credit card bill payment, mutual funds, DTH recharge, they introduced the feature of sending and receiving money via a mobile app. In September 2014, Express Computer reported how MobiKwik was partnering with GoDaddy and other international companies to help them comply with Indian payment regulations. In June 2017, 80 percent of India's mobile wallet transactions market was performed by Paytm, ITZCash and Mobikwik. In March 2017, MobiKwik's largest competitor was Paytm. In April 2015, MobiKwik was used by 15 million users and claimed to be adding one million new customers every month, according to Forbes India Magazine. In a partnership with CashCare, MobiKwik began providing small loans between 500–2,500 Indian rupees to customers in May 2016.
In November 2016, MobiKwik had over 1.5 million merchants using 55 million users. Following the 2016 Indian banknote demonetisation in November 2016, MobiKwik realized a 400% increase in financial transactions using the service by late December 2016. In February 2017, the company announced plans to invest USD$45 million to expand its user base from 50 million to 150 million users in 2017. In 2019, MobiKwik announced a new partnership with DT One to expand their service internationally. In 2019, the company began offering loans and investment advice. MobiKwik wallet is a semi closed wallet authorized in 2013 by the Reserve Bank of India; the RBI license allows the company to create marketplaces where customers can purchase goods and services from third party vendors, avoiding the high failure rates of payment gateway transactions in India. MobiKwik payment gateway partnered with Uber in July 2015, which enabled Uber and its drivers to utilize MobiKwik to process debit and credit card payments.
In November 2016, MobiKwik launched its MobiKwik Lite mobile app aimed at users in poor internet connectivity regions and consumers using older 2G cellular networks. On 8 November 2017, IDFC Bank entered into a strategic partnership with digital payments solution company MobiKwik to launch a co-branded virtual Visa prepaid card for customers of MobiKwik. In 2013, after founder Singh's initial $250k seed investment, MobiKwik raised $5 million in Series A funding from an unnamed US-based VC firm. In 2015, Series B rounds from Singaporean investment firm Tree Line Asia and American firm Sequoia Capital, with participation from US technology company Cisco Systems and financial services company American Express raised an additional USD$31 million. In May 2016, the company announced a $50 million Series C round, led by Japanese Internet company GMO Internet, Taiwanese semiconductor firm MediaTek, along with investors including Sequoia and Treeline Asia, bringing company funding to date to more than $80 million.
On 19 June 2017, Medianama reported that Mobikwik had confirmed to them that they had raised $150 million at a valuation of $1 billion from undisclosed investors. On 3 August 2017, Bajaj Finance picked up 10.83% stake in MobiKwik for Rs. 225 crores. In 2014, MobiKwik won the mBillionth Award South Asia in the category of Mobile Business, for valuable contributions to South Asia's digital infrastructure. "Three million street vendors go cashless with MobiKwik". Deccan Chronicle. 16 December 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2017. Choudhury, Karan. "FreeCharge, MobiKwik in merger talks". Business Standard. Retrieved 8 June 2017. Singh, Rajiv. "Why MobiKwik is attempting to morph into a financial services provider". Retrieved 8 June 2017 – via The Economic Times. "MobiKwik Puts Growth Before Profit". Bloomberg.com. 5 June 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2017. Chathurvedula, Sadhana. "Freecharge and MobiKwik take fight to their blogs". Mint. Retrieved 8 June 2017. Official website
Led Zeppelin's 1968 tour of Scandinavia was a concert tour of Denmark and Norway by the English rock band. The tour commenced on 7 September and concluded on 24 September 1968, it was Led Zeppelin's first concert tour. However, the band was billed under the name "The Yardbirds" at the time. Led Zeppelin's debut tour was an outstanding contractual commitment left over from The Yardbirds; the band's first concert at Teen Club, a school gymnasium in Gladsaxe, was performed two months to the day after The Yardbirds' final concert. The band's manager, Peter Grant said of this first concert: "Standing by the side of the stage, it was obvious that there was special chemistry."Guitarist Jimmy Page recalled that "the tour went fantastically for us, we left them stomping the floors after every show." According to singer Robert Plant: We made no money on the first tour. Nothing at all. Jimmy put in every penny that wasn't much; until Peter Grant took them over, they didn't make the money. So we took off on a tour with a road crew of one.
Plant recalled the following: In Scandinavia we were pretty green. We didn't have half the recklessness, it was a tentative start. For these early shows, the band was billed as the "Yardbirds" or "New Yardbirds", despite the fact that Jimmy Page was now the only surviving link with the previous band. Page said: We realised we were working under false pretences, the thing had gone beyond where The Yardbirds had left off. We all agreed there was no point in retaining the New Yardbirds tag so when we got back from Scandinavia we decided to change the name, it was a fresh beginning for us all. The setlists of the earliest shows are sketchy; the setlist for this tour consisted of: "Train Kept A-Rollin'" "I Can't Quit You Baby" "Dazed and Confused" "How Many More Times" "White Summer" "For Your Love" "You Shook Me" "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" "As Long As I Have You" "Communication Breakdown" Lewis and Pallett, Simon Led Zeppelin: The Concert File, London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-5307-4. Comprehensive archive of known concert appearances by Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin concert setlists Led Zeppelin's first concert - 7 September 1968 at Gladsaxe Teen Club View in Google Earth
Luke Nelson is a British basketball player for Baxi Manresa of the Spanish Liga ACB. He represents the Great Britain national team in international competitions, he played American college basketball for UC Irvine, where he was named the 2017 Big West Conference Player of the Year. Nelson, a point guard from London, played for several England and Great Britain squads in the U16, U18 and U20 age groups in FIBA tournaments, he was named British player of the year in his age group for three consecutive seasons. He chose to attend college at the University of California, where he became a four-year starter, he was named first-team All-Big West Conference in his junior and senior seasons and was named Big West Player of the Year as a senior. Nelson helped UC Irvine to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2015 and help guided the Anteaters to a program record 28 wins in 2016. For all 4 seasons at UC Irvine, Nelson helped, he finished his collegiate career 4th in made threes, fifth in assists and eighth in steals and played in the collegiate All Star Game at the 2017 Final Four.
After going undrafted in the 2017 NBA draft after playing in the NBA Summer League with the Los Angeles Clippers, Nelson signed his first professional contract with Herbalife Gran Canaria in Spain's Liga ACB and EuroCup competition. He was sent to Real Betis Energía Plus on loan prior to the start of the season. On November 15, 2019, he has signed with Baxi Manresa of the Spanish Liga ACB. Nelson has competed for the Great Britain Senior National team since graduating college and is the starting shooting guard for the team competing in the 2017 Eurobasket and the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers. UC Irvine Anteaters bio FIBA profile
Ronald G. Hayes was an American television actor who, as an activist in the environmental movement, worked for the establishment of the first Earth Day, observed on April 22, 1970, he was a founder of the ecological interest group Wilderness World. In his acting career, Hayes appeared on westerns, but he had starring or recurring roles in several series, including The Everglades, The Rounders, Lassie. Hayes was born to the former Marion de Rode Brune in San Francisco. Both parents were involved in the theater and acting. Hayes graduated in 1952 from nearby Stanford University with a degree in foreign relations. Hayes was a United States Marine in the Korean War. After military service, Hayes worked for radio station KSJO in California. In 1957, Hayes moved with his wife and their three children, Vanessa and Heidi, to Hollywood to launch an acting career, he was soon cast in his first engagement in 1957 as Jeff Miller in the episode "A Case of Sudden Death" of the NBC legal drama On Trial, or The Joseph Cotten Show starring Joseph Cotten.
He was further cast as Lieutenant Harry Summers in the episode "Family Portrait" of Lee Marvin's NBC police drama, M Squad. Late in 1957, Hayes was cast as "The Durango Kid" in the episode "Town of Fear" of the ABC/Warner Brothers western series, starring Clint Walker in the title role. Walter Coy played Sheriff Sam Townley in this episode, in whose jail the Kid was being held prior to his ill-fated escape. John Doucette was cast as Bill Jenkins, the leader of a lynch mob that plans to remove the Kid from jail and to hang him. Hayes appeared again with Walter Coy, along with Paul Birch, Robert Knapp, in the 1959 film Gunmen from Laredo, the story of a man seeking revenge for the murder of his wife and the unlikely path to closure for his grief. In the 1961–62 season, Hayes appeared in all 38 episodes as Lincoln Vail, officer of Florida's Everglades County Patrol, in the half-hour syndicated adventure series The Everglades. After The Everglades, Hayes appeared in more Westerns, including the last season of NBC's Laramie in two episodes "Shadow of the Past" and "Protective Custody".
He appeared in Jeffrey Hunter's Temple Houston as Lambert in the episode "Billy Hart" and on The Virginian as Marshal Brett Cole in the episode "Siege", both on NBC. From 1960 to 1964, Hayes appeared as different characters in eight episodes of Wagon Train. In 1964, he appeared once on John Gavin's Destry as Jethro Jellico in "Blood Brother-in-law". In 1965, he was cast as Jamie Brewster in the episode "A Long Way Home" of A Man Called Shenandoah. In 1962 Ron and Joan Hayes' marriage ended in a bitterly contested divorce. In early Fall 1964, he married a stunt actress on NBC's Bonanza. Hayes himself appeared six times on Bonanza. From 1966, Hayes co-starred as Ben Jones in M-G-M's short-lived ABC comedy-Western series The Rounders about cowpokes on a Texas cattle ranch, with Chill Wills as rancher Jim Ed Love and Patrick Wayne, a son of John Wayne, in the role of Howdy Lewis. Other co-stars included Strother Martin, he appeared on three 1966 episodes of the CBS animal drama Daktari playing Roy Meadows, an escaped murderer.
In 1967, Hayes appeared twice as George Moran on Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, with Roger Mobley in the title role. He appeared that same year in several episodes of the ABC soap opera General Hospital. In 1968, he appeared in the last episode of the first season of Ironside, he remained in demand for appearances on television westerns, having guest starred twice in 1968–69 on The High Chaparral in the episodes "Threshold of Courage" and "A Fella Called Kilroy". Hayes appeared in eight segments of James Arness's CBS series Gunsmoke. During 1969–72, after Robert Bray, as Forest Ranger Corey Stuart, had departed the series, Hayes appeared seven times on CBS's Lassie, six of those in 1971–1972 in the role of rancher Garth Holden, his co-stars at the time were Larry Pennell, as his brother, Larry Wilcox as a friend of his son's. In 1979, Hayes portrayed a Sheriff Pinter in Arness's ABC series. Otherwise, most of his work in the 1970s was on drama series, including Raymond Burr's Ironside on NBC and The Mod Squad on ABC.
He appeared in three CBS series, Jack Lord's Hawaii Five-O, William Conrad's Cannon, Buddy Ebsen's Barnaby Jones. His last recurring work was as Hank Johnson in 1980–1981 in six episodes of CBS's prime time soap opera Dallas. Thereafter, in 1983, he appeared as Tim Coulton in "Children of Jamestown" of NBC's The A-Team starring George Peppard. Hayes died at the age of 75 of complications from a, acute subdural hematoma as the result of a fall near his residence in Malibu, California, he was survived by five grandchildren. During 1958–70, Hayes appeared in at least twenty-two western series: Ron Hayes on IMDb