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Sticky TV

Sticky TV is a New Zealand children's programme created by Pickled Possum Productions, on New Zealand screens since 2002. It aired on TV3 before moving to FOUR, until July 2016 when it moved back to Three. Hosted by multiple personalities over the years, the presenters as of the end of the show are Walter Neilands and Leanna Cooper. Past presenters have made names for themselves on a national level with Drew Neemia, Kanoa Lloyd, Sam Wallace and Julia Wright four of the most recognizable names; the show has gone through many transformations over the years but was filmed in a studio. The show was filmed in a park, a separate studio, a rented house and on a fictional farm, named the "Sticky Farm", before moving into a Warehouse. Sticky TV was cancelled on 22 December 2017; the final episode aired at 7am on Christmas day 2017, was a special containing a special farewell tribute to the show. The 3:20/3:30 timeslot was first taken over by Now That's Funny Family Feud, before Celebrity Name Game which aired 2 episodes at 3pm and 3:30pm, DailyMailTV, Entertainment Tonight, Open Homes, Vet On The Hill, Peter Kuruvita and other various shows.

Sticky TV has numerous segments including teenage issues, cooking and obstacle courses segments. They have created a Relaxation Station with a pond and chairs. Testers was a segment about testing different things at once, it started around 2015 and tests were done with Harlan and Star, who discussed food and lifestyle. Ended 25 December 2017 What Would You Do was a segment of Sticky TV about teenage issues, including relationships, school, other life issues. Viewers can send in a question to be discussed on the show by a group of teenagers who have been selected to host the segment. Ended 25 December 2017 Quiz Caravan started in 2011 where players will answer 10 questions and win a prize. In 2014, it win 2 prizes. Ended December 2017 Fashion Camp first aired in 2008, where two teams of three competing to win a prize by designing the best outfit. Themes for the clothing have included Rockstar. Ended November or DecemBer 2008 Survival Camp first aired early in 2008 with two teams, one team of boys and one team of girls.

In Survival Camp the teams take on challenges such as a High Ropes course and Bivouac building. It changed in 2009 to having twenty teams of two. Ended November or December 2009 Swaz or Swap is a segment with 10 primary or intermediate students in a competition to get the chance to either get a prize, or take the money. Swaz or Swap works by getting a contestant to answer a question, if they answer incorrectly, they are out. If they choose they get to spin the'Wheel of Swaz or Swap' which has a variety of cash prizes to win, as well as other prizes underneath the cash prize; the contestant can pick to either take the hidden prize underneath the cash prize. End date unknown Cooking Camp was a segment on Sticky TV in 2009-10. Cooking Camp is set up with two teams of three in a cook-off for presentation and menu organisation by an AUT chef. In 2010, it changed to having the teams making meals for judges of 4. Ended Late 2010 Kick It was a segment on Sticky TV in 2008. In Kick It, 4 people in teams of 2 are given clues as to where to go around Auckland, find places and clues until the final leg where the winning team will be determined.

Ended November or December 2008 Sticky Stars Karaoke was a segment, in 2010 were people all over New Zealand would sing some karaoke, people would vote for their favorites to go to the next round. The winner was Daniel Park. Ended mid or late 2010 Sticky Stars Duets' was the 2011 successor to Sticky Stars Karaoke; the setup was much as the same with two performers per act instead of one. Ended mid or late 2011 The Mud Pit was a segment on Sticky TV in 2011. 20 contestants battle it out to become the last one standing. Their reward? Getting into the Mudpit with the chance of winning the most epic of prizes! Ended Late 2011 Sticky I was on air for one year where there was a small mystery in which two teams consisting of 2-3 people had to solve, they were able to look at a still scene of the crime. The team that solved the crime first was the winner. Ended Spring 2008/ Summer 2008/2009 Sticky Diner is a segment of Sticky TV which started airing after cooking camp was over, it has now been changed to two teams.

Sticky Diner started off similar to My Kitchen Rules as each team rated their meals to get an overall team score and the presenter would give them a score for the final score. It is now worked a bit like the My Kitchen Rules finals as there is only two teams and it is the presenters and guest judges who decide who wins. End date unknown Official website Sticky TV on IMDb

Richard Barwell

Richard Barwell was an early trader with the East India Company and amassed one of the largest fortunes in early British India. Barwell was the son of William Barwell, governor of Bengal in 1748, afterwards a director of the East India Company and Sheriff of Surrey in 1768, his family, which came from Kegworth, had been connected with the East for generations. Barwell was born in Calcutta in 1741 and appointed a writer on the Bengal establishment of the East India Company in 1756 and landed at Calcutta on 21 June 1758. After a succession of lucrative appointments, he was nominated in the Regulating Act a member of council in Bengal, with Philip Francis as one of his colleagues, General John Clavering as commander-in-chief, Warren Hastings as governor-general; the statute is dated 1772–3, but the members of council did not take their seats until 20 October 1774. In 1776 he married the reigning beauty of Calcutta. A portrait of Barwell, seated in his library with this son by his side, was painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds, engraved in mezzotint by William Dickenson.

Barwell is known to history for his constant support of Hastings, in opposition to the party led by Francis. Hastings wrote of him, "He possesses much experience, a solid judgment, much greater fertility of resources than I have, his manners are easy and pleasant." Francis differed, writing, "He is rapacious without industry, ambitious without an exertion of his faculties or steady application to affairs. He will do whatever can be done by intrigue. Barwell has been cited for sharp business practices. Writing in the Cambridge History of India, H. H. Dodwell says: He made a great fortune in India, and, as Sir James Stephen says, this fact of itself raises a presumption against his official purity.... His standard was low. We find him writing to his sister in 1769: "I would spend 5,000 to secure to myself the chiefship of Dacca, to supervise; the collection of the revenues of that province". In another letter he states that he considers himself justified in evading the law which prohibited the Company's servants from trading, by engaging in salt contracts under the names of native Indians.

A scandalous story about him is found in a rare book entitled The Intrigues of a Nabob. While member of council he was accused of deriving an illicit profit of 20,000 a year from certain salt contracts, his prosecution was ordered by the court of directors. In connection with this affair he fought a bloodless duel with General Clavering. Francis and Barwell were antagonists at the whist-table, where Francis is said to have won 20,000 at a sitting. In 1780, after a truce between Hastings and Francis, Barwell retired from the service. From India he brought back one of the largest fortunes accumulated; the phrase "Fetch more curricles" is associated with him. In 1781 he bought the estate of Stanstead in Sussex from the trustees of the Earl of Halifax for 102,500 and subsequently added to his possessions in that county, he ‘enlarged and remodelled in a style of expense which contributed to exhaust the oriental treasures by which it was supplied.’ As architects and James Wyatt were employed on the work for five years, while Capability Brown laid out the grounds.

In 1781 Barwell was returned as tory M. P. for Helston, in 1784 for St Ives, in 1790 and 1796 for Winchelsea. On 24 June 1785 he married his second wife Catherine Coffin, the daughter of Elizabeth and Nathaniel Coffin, a customs official from Boston, Massachusetts, he had three girls and a boy by his mistress'Mrs Seaforth' In December 1796 he resigned from his parliamentary seat. He died at Stanstead on 2 September 1804. Shortly after his death his estates in Sussex were sold by his trustees, one of whom was Sir Elijah Impey; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Barwell, Richard". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900

Burning Heart (novel)

Burning Heart is an original novel written by Dave Stone and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features Peri. In the disintegrating cosmopolitan society Habitat on Dramos, the situation is dire. Humans and aliens tensions are set to explode kept in check by the Church of Adjudication, who through their OBERON system control all. Corruption of many kinds runs through Dramos, including its people and alien alike - mutating into something that could consume their world, and with the Doctor imprisoned and on trial, he may not be able to stop it... The book was planned to be a crossover with Judge Dredd but this plan was scrapped after the release of the 1995 Dredd movie; the character of Dredd was replaced by one Adjudicator Joseph Craator. The Cloister Library - Burning Heart

Airport Link, Sydney

The Airport Link is a railway line in Australia connecting Sydney Airport to the Central Business District and the south-western suburbs of Sydney. With the exception of Wolli Creek, the Airport Line stations are operated by a private company, the Airport Link Company, as part of a public private partnership; the contract allows the company to charge a surcharge on top of the normal fare. The line is served by Sydney Trains T8 South line services; the Airport Link includes a six kilometre soft ground tunnel. For most of its length, the line travels underground, it runs south from platform 23 at Central station across a viaduct to the tunnel portal beneath Prince Alfred Park near Chalmers Street. The tunnel follows George Street underneath the suburbs of Redfern and Waterloo. At Green Square station, beneath the intersection of Botany Road, Bourke Road and O'Riordan Street, the line continues beneath Bourke Road to Mascot station, a block south of Gardeners Road. From Mascot, the line follows O'Riordan Street before turning to the west once underneath Sydney Airport.

The line runs westward under the Domestic and International terminals before continuing north-west underneath the Cooks River to reach the surface at Wolli Creek where it joins the East Hills line. The line is two tracks for its entire length; the two new stations which were built for the airport's International and Domestic Terminals, feature larger lifts and wider ticket barriers to cater for passengers with baggage. Three new suburban stations were built – one each for the residential development areas of Mascot and Green Square, an interchange station with the Illawarra line at Wolli Creek. In 1990, the State Government called for Expressions of Interest to build a line to the airport. In July 1994, the Government announced it had entered a public private partnership with Transfield Services and Bouygues to build the line. Under the deal, a private company, Airport Link Company, would cover the costs of building four of the stations. In return it would operate those stations for 30 years and have the right to impose a surcharge on fares for their use.

The company's involvement was predicated on passenger estimates and train reliability guarantees that proved to be optimistic. The State Government would fund Wolli Creek station. Construction began on 12 February 1995 with a view to improving facilities for air travellers ahead of the 2000 Summer Olympics. At the time, the main public transport link between the city and its airport were two Sydney Buses express routes, the 300 to Circular Quay and 350 to Kings Cross branded as Airport Express. A Tunnel boring machine was used for the construction. Manufactured by the German firm, Herrenknecht, it arrived in Australia in October 1996. While the use of a Tunnel boring machine relieved the need for large numbers of workers at increased pressure, a caisson system is formed at the cutting head. Workers entering this space for inspection and repair had to be trained. Medical direction was utilised for planning compression and decompression, assessment of fitness to dive, training of workers and lock operators, health monitoring of workers and treatment of related injuries.

This project was the first time oxygen. The incidence of decompression illness was 1 case in every 286 pressurisations and this problem affected 5.9% of the workers. The line opened on 21 May 2000, three months ahead of the Olympic Games, after the State Government had spent around A$700 million on the project and the Airport Link Company over A$200 million. In conjunction with the construction of the new line, the section of the East Hills Line between Wolli Creek Junction and Kingsgrove was quadruplified. Once this was opened, the running patterns of the trains on the lines changed; the flying junctions interchange near Central station was altered to give the Airport line its own platforms at Central. Local trains were timetabled to run from East Hills via the airport, peak hour express trains from Campbelltown run along the original route via Sydenham, taking the express tracks between Kingsgrove and Wolli Creek Junction. From the beginning, a major criticism of the line was that it is not served by dedicated rolling stock, which contrasts with the other major Australian city with an airport rail link: Brisbane.

The Brisbane AirTrain line is serviced by Queensland Rail's IMU and NGR fleets, both of which make provision for luggage carrying passengers, as well as offering additional passenger comforts such as high backed seats, free Wi-Fi and toilets. Furthermore, the Brisbane line terminates at the airport, bypassing most suburban stations, meaning customers travelling on the AirTrain are not mixed with suburban commuters. By contrast, customers entering the Sydney Airport Line at Domestic and International must compete for space with commuters from the East Hills line, find that the trains have no special provision for their luggage. Services are provided by Sydney Trains's K, C, M, A and B set fleets. Despite the cancellation of the rival Airport Express bus service, taxi surcharges and expensive airport parking, the Airport Link failed to meet patronage targets. Less than a year after the line opened, the State Rail Authority stated that "patronage has been lower than expected to date", but they remained optimistic, believing "that as airport users become more familiar with this facility and the ingrained habits of many years alter, patronage will continue to increase."

In 2000, the Airport Link Company went into receivership, exposing the government to costs of around A$800 million. It was p

James Johnston Thornton

James Johnston Thornton was a prominent military reconstruction judge, land developer, quartermaster of the Union Army. He was the uncle of famed businessman and philanthropist, George Washington Brackenridge, of San Antonio, Texas. Thornton was a member of a pioneering Ohio and Indiana family that had migrated to the region from South Carolina over opposition to slavery; the Thorntons and related families were devout Scots-Irish Presbyterians and formed a supportive community on Rattlesnake Creek, Ohio. His parents and Mary Johnston Thornton, raised twelve children in central Ohio and were respected farmers in the local communities. Several of their sons became soldiers. According to Thornton's sister, Minerva Thornton Bickell, James J. Thornton was an avid reader and left home at the age of 19 to pursue an education: he worked and studied, spending a term at Bloomington College and teaching preparatory classes. After Thornton's family moved to the Logansport, area, in 1836, he worked with the engineers building the Erie Canal that ran from Bloomington to the Ohio River in southern Indiana.

Thornton subsequently moved to southern Indiana and read law in the office of prominent local attorney, John A. Brackenridge; when Abraham Lincoln was reading law, the future president visited the courtroom to hear Brackenridge’s oratory and borrowed books. Thornton was named justice of the peace for Warrick County, Indiana. However, by the end of the 1840s, Thornton began hearing glowing reports from family members and friends who had travelled to Texas and told of the availability of land and new opportunities. Thornton was sold and packed his family off to Seguin, where he opened a land office and practiced law. Over the next decade, Thornton’s business boomed: he served as clerk to the mayor and board of aldermen and was county representative to the state temperance society, he served as secretary of the board of trustees of the Guadalupe Male and Female College. Thornton's letters home attracted other family friends to the area. In 1853 his brother Harvey visited the area to tour the area.

The Brackenridges became interested in the area and moved to join their Thornton cousins: James Thornton had married the sister of John A. Brackenridge’s wife, uniting the two families. From this beginning, the Brackenridges would grow to become powerful bankers, landowners and philanthropists in the San Antonio and Austin, communities. During the American Civil War, the Thornton family was pro-Union, which created local hostility. For safety, the family moved to Minnesota to wait out the war. After his brother, Henry Harrison Thornton, was killed at the Battle of Stone River, Thornton decided to enlist in the Union Army and, with his connections, received an appointment to the Quartermaster Corps and was named commissary of the brigade, serving under General Nathaniel P. Banks. While on his way to the Siege of Vicksburg, Thornton became ill and was forced to return to Minnesota to recuperate. After the war, for health reasons, his doctors advised. Upon returning to Texas, under a provisional government, Thornton was appointed judge of the 24th District Court and oversaw the re-imposition of federal authority, including forcing former Confederates to swear allegiance to the United States in order to conduct business and to vote.

This undoubtedly resulted in hostility towards the family and great stress which took a toll on Thornton’s health. After ten years on the bench, he suffered a stroke and partial paralysis from which he never recovered. Thornton enumerated the 1870 Census for Seguin, Texas. Thornton was buried at Guadalupe County, Texas; the land was part of the estate of Thornton’s brother-in-law and Texas pioneer and businessman, Claiborne West, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Thornton married William Ann McCulla on September 8, 1842, in Warrick County and had issue: James M. Thornton, William and George Thomas. Thornton was a cousin of the prominent Thornton family of Logansport, Indiana, his relatives included Sir Henry Worth Thornton, Judge William Wheeler Thornton, Dr. William Patton Thornton, Honorable Samuel W. Thornton, a member of the Nebraska Legislature