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Eureka Rebellion

The Eureka Rebellion was a rebellion in 1854, instigated by gold miners in Ballarat, Australia, who revolted against the colonial authority of the United Kingdom. It culminated in the Battle of the Eureka Stockade, fought between miners and the colonial forces of Australia on 3 December 1854 at Eureka Lead and named for the stockade structure built by miners during the conflict; the rebellion resulted in the deaths of the majority of whom were rebels. The rebellion was the culmination of a period of civil disobedience in the Ballarat region during the Victorian gold rush with miners objecting to the expense of a miner's licence, taxation via the licence without representation, the actions of the government, the police and military; the local rebellion grew from a Ballarat Reform League movement and culminated in the erection by the rebels of a crude battlement and a swift and deadly siege by colonial forces. Mass public support for the captured rebels in the colony's capital of Melbourne when they were placed on trial resulted in the introduction of the Electoral Act 1856, which mandated suffrage for male colonists in the lower house in the Victorian parliament.

This is considered the second instituted act of political democracy in Australia. Female colonists of South Australia were awarded suffrage 5 years on condition of owning property, much in the way men did not have full suffrage in the absence of property ownership; the Eureka Rebellion is controversially identified with the birth of democracy in Australia and interpreted by many as a political revolt. In 2015, a report commissioned by the City of Ballarat found that the most site of the rallies which led to the rebellion was 29 St. Paul's Way, Bakery Hill. Given documentary evidence and its elevation, this was to be the site where speeches were made and the Eureka Flag was symbolically hoisted for the first time; as of 2018, the area is a carpark awaiting residential development. The precise site of the Stockade itself remains unknown, but William Bramwell Withers described its location in 1870:'It was an area of about an acre, rudely enclosed with slabs, situated at the point where the Eureka Lead took its bend by the old Melbourne road, now called Eureka Street...

The Site... lay about midway between what are now Stawell and Queen streets on the east and west, close to Eureka Street on the south.' Hiscock's gold rush began on 12 August 1851 following the publication in the Geelong Advertiser of Thomas Hiscock's gold findings at Hiscock's, 3 kilometres west of Buninyong. Just days on 16 August 1851, Lieutenant-Governor Latrobe proclaimed in the Government Gazette crown rights for all mining proceeds and a licence fee of 30 shillings per month effective from 1 September 1851. On 26 August, a rally of 40–50 miners opposing the fee was held at Hiscock's gully – the first of many such protests in the colony; the miners opposed government policies of oppression including the licence fee, put forward four resolutions to this effect. This first meeting was followed by dissent across the colony's mining settlements. In December the government announced that it intended to triple the licence fee from £1 to £3 a month, from 1 January 1852; this move incited protests around the colony, including the Forest Creek Monster Meeting of December 1851.

In Ballarat, as historian Weston Bate noted, diggers became so agitated that they began to gather arms. The government hastily repealed its plans due to the reaction; the oppressive licence hunts continued and increased in frequency causing general dissent among the diggers. In addition, Weston Bate noted that the Ballarat diggings were in strong opposition to the strict liquor licensing laws imposed by the government. Changes to the Goldfields Act in 1853 allowed licence searches to occur at any time which further incensed the diggers. In Bendigo in 1853, an Anti-Gold Licence Association was formed and the miners were on the brink of an armed clash with authorities. Again in 1854, Bendigo miners responded to an increase in the frequency of twice weekly licence hunts with threats of armed rebellion. On 7 October 1854, Scottish miner James Scobie was murdered at Bentley's Eureka Hotel. Ten days on 17 October 1854, between 1,000 and 10,000 miners gathered at the hotel to protest the acquittal of James Bentley, the hotel proprietor and prime suspect in Scobie's murder, by an corrupt magistrate.

The miners rioted and Bentley and his wife Catherine fled for their lives as the hotel was burnt down by the angry mob. A small group of soldiers were unable to suppress the riot. On 22 October 1854, Ballarat Catholics met to protest the treatment of Father Smyth; the next day, the arrests of miners McIntyre and Fletcher for the Eureka Hotel fire provoked a mass meeting which attracted 4000 miners. The meeting resolved to protect their rights. On 1 November 1854, 10,000 miners met once again at Bakery Hill, they were addressed by Henry Holyoake, George Black and Henry Ross. The diggers were further angered by the arrest of another seven of their number for the Eureka Hotel fire. On Saturday, 11 November 1854 a crowd estimated at more than 10,000 miners gathered at Bakery Hill, directly opposite the government encampment. At this meeting, the Ballarat Reform League was created, under the chairmanship of Chartist John Basson Humffray. Several other Reform League leaders, including Kennedy and Holyoake, had been involved with the Chartist movement in England.

Many of the miners had past involvement in the Chartist movement and the social upheavals in Britain and continental Europe during the 1840s. In setting its goals, the Ballarat Reform League used the first five

The Hunger (TV series)

The Hunger is a British/Canadian television horror anthology series, co-produced by Scott Free Productions, Telescene Film Group Productions and the Canadian premium television channel The Movie Network. It was created by Jeff Fazio. Shown on the Sci Fi Channel in the UK, The Movie Network in Canada and Showtime in the United States, the series was broadcast from 1997 to 2000, is internally organized into two seasons; each episode was based around an independent story introduced by the host. Stories tended to focus on themes of self-destructive desire and obsession, with a strong component of soft-core erotica. Region 1 Entertainment One released both seasons on DVD in the US in 2009. Season 1 was released on June 2, 2009 and Season 2 on October 13, 2009. Alliance Home Entertainment has released the entire series on DVD in Canada for the first time. Region 2 Infinity Video released both seasons on DVD in the UK for the first time on October 31, 2005 as Amazon exclusives. Season 1 and 2 were re-released as full retail releases in 2007.

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Babiana ringens

Babiana ringens, the rat's tail, is a flowering plant endemic to Cape Province of South Africa. The foliage is long and erect with an inflorescence consisting of a sterile main stalk adapted for ornithophily, pollination by birds; the plant bears bright tubular flowers on side branches close to the ground. It is a perennial that grows in flowers during the winter rains; the main stalk acts as a perch for birds, enabling birds to land within reach of the plant's flowers. The adaptation of the stalk was first noticed by Rudolf Marloth The bird, the main pollinator of the plant is the malachite sunbird; the male sunbird is twice as to perch on the stalk as the female and, on average, spends four times longer on a perch. The stalk does seem to play a role in pollination as plants without a stalk produced only half as many seeds and see less cross-pollination as plants with a stalk intact. Accessing the flower from the stalk results in pollen being dusted on the breast of the sunbirds, although the birds may sit on the ground to access flowers that lack stalks.

It has been suggested that the evolution of the bare axis and the flowers being borne at the base may have been driven by selection through the action of grazing herbivores. Two subspecies are recorded; the nominate ringens is found north of the Fish Hoek gap while australis is found further south with the northern-most record from Scarborough. Babiana ringens subsp. Australis Goldblatt & J. C. Manning Babiana ringens subsp. Ringens Dressler, S.. "Babiana ringens". African plants – a Photo Guide. Frankfurt/Main: Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg

LGA 1155

LGA 1155 called Socket H2, is a socket used for Intel microprocessors based on Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge microarchitectures. It is the successor of LGA 1156 and was itself succeeded by LGA 1150 in 2013. Along with selected variations of LGA 2011 socket, it was the last Intel socket to support Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Sandy Bridge-based processors are the last to support Windows Vista. LGA 1155 has 1155 protruding pins; the pins are arranged in a 40×40 array with a 24×16 central void and additional 61 omitted pins, yielding the 1600 − 384 − 61 = 1155 pin count. Processors for LGA 1155 and LGA 1156 sockets are not compatible with each other since they have different socket notches. LGA 1155 marked the beginning of secure boot with support in some boards; the 4 holes for fastening the heatsink to the motherboard are placed in a square with a lateral length of 75 mm for Intel's sockets LGA 1156, LGA 1155, LGA 1150 and LGA 1151. Cooling solutions should therefore be interchangeable. Cooling systems are compatible between LGA 1155 and LGA 1156 sockets, as the processors have the same dimensions and construction, similar levels of heat production.

Sandy Bridge chipsets, except B65, Q65 and Q67, support both Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge CPUs through a BIOS upgrade. Sandy Bridge based processors support up to DDR3-1333 memory, however in practice speeds up to DDR3-2133 have been tested to work successfully; the H61 chipset only supports one double-sided DIMM Memory module per memory-channel and therefore is limited to 16 GB instead of the 32 GB like the others support. On H61-based motherboards with four DIMM slots, only four single-sided DIMMs can be installed. All Ivy Bridge chipsets and motherboards support both Ivy Bridge CPUs. Ivy Bridge based processors will support up to DDR3-1600, up from DDR3-1333 of Sandy Bridge; some consumer Ivy Bridge chipsets will allow overclocking of K-series processors. A PCGHX user wrote an article on the website de:PC Games Hardware describing how to take UEFI modules from some Z97 motherboards and use them with an Z77-motherboard to make the support booting from an SSD using the NVM Express protocol, instead of the AHCI protocol.

That article claims, the Z97 motherboards were the first to and support the NVMe protocol. Als Erstes gilt es die fraglichen Module aus einem möglichst ähnlichen BIOS der Z97-Generation zu extrahieren. Dies ist die erste Generation von Mainboards, die NVMe-Laufwerke nativ unterstützt; the mods described work with B75 Chipset motherboards. Intel desktop processor integration overview

List of ecoregions in Libya

The following is a list of ecoregions in Libya, according to the Worldwide Fund for Nature. Mediterranean dry woodlands and steppe Mediterranean woodlands and forests North Saharan steppe and woodlands Sahara Desert Tibesti-Jebel Uweinat montane xeric woodlands Saharan halophytics Permanent Maghreb Temporary Maghreb Dry Sahel Levantine Sea Tunisian Plateau/Gulf of Sidra Burgess, Jennifer D’Amico Hales, Emma Underwood. Terrestrial Ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar: A Conservation Assessment. Island Press, Washington DC. Spalding, Mark D. Helen E. Fox, Gerald R. Allen, Nick Davidson et al. "Marine Ecoregions of the World: A Bioregionalization of Coastal and Shelf Areas". Bioscience Vol. 57 No. 7, July/August 2007, pp. 573-583. Thieme, Michelle L.. Freshwater Ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar: A Conservation Assessment. Island Press, Washington DC

Tony Meléndez

This article uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Meléndez and the second or maternal family name is Rodríguez. José Antonio Meléndez Rodríguez is a Nicaraguan American guitar player, composer and songwriter, born without arms, his mother took thalidomide while pregnant. Meléndez has learned to play the guitar with his feet. Meléndez began playing and singing in the Los Angeles area in 1985. On September 15, 1987, Meléndez sang Never Be the Same while playing the guitar with his feet in a special performance for Pope John Paul II. Visibly moved, the Pope embraced Meléndez; the Pope told Meléndez, "My wish to you, is to continue of giving this hope to all, all the people," which inspired him. His band, Tony Meléndez and the Toe Jam Band, has a busy concert schedule. Meléndez has written a book, he campaigns for the pro-life cause. Meléndez now resides in Missouri with his wife, Lynn. Meléndez has won Unity Awards Male Vocalist of the Year UCMVA in 2000, 2002, 2004, and.

In 2002, he took Artist of the year. He received the Branson Entertainment Award for Best New Artist in 1999, the "Inspirational Hero Award from the NFL Alumni Association at the Super Bowl XXIII and has received special commendations from the State of California for his work with young people and from President Reagan, regarding Tony "as a positive role model for America". Meléndez spoke candidly about the effect disability had on his life and work in the book Chronicles of Courage: Very Special Artists written by Jean Kennedy Smith and George Plimpton and published by Random House. Special Commendation from President Reagan — As A Positive Role Model for America Special Commendation from State of California - For Work with Young People Inspirational Hero Award from the NFL Alumni Association at Super Bowl XXIII in Miami Branson Entertainment Awards – Best New Artist Unity Awards — Male Vocalist of the Year UCMVA Unity Awards — Artist of the Year UCMVA Unity Awards — Male Vocalist of the Year UCMVA Unity Awards — Male Vocalist of the Year UCMVA Never Be the Same Ways of the Wise El Muro Se Callo Debe Haber Hands in Heaven The Cup Of Life Intimate Worship A Gift of Hope Mark Goffeney Marty Ravellette Official website