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The National School Walkout

The National School Walkout was an international protest led by students in response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas mass shooting on April 20, 2018. The event was held as part of the 2018 US demonstrations against gun violence. After the shooting in Parkland, student Lane Murdock uploaded a petition to change.org, asking people to protest the lack of responses that follow school shootings in America by participating in a walkout. The petition accumulated over 270,000 signatures. Murdock and fellow Ridgefield High School students Paul Kim, Max Cumming, Grant Yaun partnered with Indivisible to rollout the effort; the NationalSchoolWalkout Twitter accumulated more than 100,000 followers in five days. National School Walkout scheduled the nation wide walkout to take place on April 20, as it marked the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High school shooting; the official color for The National School Walkout was orange, as a nod to the color hunters wear to distinguish fellow hunters from animals.

The walkout took place at 10 o’clock in the morning in each local time zone. When students headed outside, they participated in 13 seconds of silence to honour the 13 people killed at Columbine High School. Many walkouts consisted of the incorporation of open mics, to guest speakers and voter registration sections; some students wrote letters to students from other school communities that have been impacted by school shootings, whereas others decided to set booths where students could call their representatives to pressure lawmakers over gun reform. The April 20 walkout organized by Murdock was set to last until the end of the school day, because the issue is one that needed to be ‘addressed longer than 17 minutes’; this was said in reference to the March 14 walkout, which lasted for 17 minutes to mark the 17 lives lost at the Marjory Stone High School shooting, after which students returned to their classrooms. Murdock’s plan to hold a school walkout met much criticism from different groups of people, ranging from students and staff from Columbine High school to educators of various schools and government branches of education from different states across the country.

The backlash was due to uncertainty about the purpose of the walkout, as well as its overlap with many standardized student exams. National School Walkout occurred on the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, but faced criticism from students and staff from the high school, it was custom for classes to be cancelled on April 24 for Columbine High School students in honor of those who passed during the shooting to allow students to engage in community service. Many members from the school community expressed their dislike of the walkout being held on that day and made it clear that they did not support it; the principal from Columbine High School, Scott Christy, wrote a letter addressed to students from different high schools near the area. The letter read, "Please consider planning service projects, an activity that will somehow build up your school... as opposed to a walkout.”The New York City Department of Education announced that students who were absent from school due to the walkout would be marked with an unexcused absence.

Other schools across the country placed restrictions on students's ability to participate. This led to some students holding alternative events after school. However, other schools compromised with students holding demonstrations before, or after school or permitting them to attend walkouts, if they had a parental note. Parkland Students organized their own walkout in their community; the morning of the nationwide walkout, news broke that one person was injured in a shooting at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida. This led to some students cancelling their planned walkouts, but energized others, such as David Hogg, who expressed in a video posted on his social media that the event reiterated the necessity of the walkout. American students at the tertiary level took part in demonstrations to show their support for the National School Walkout. Harvard Students partook in the walkout, placing particular emphasis on emphasising the rights of minority groups. American students at Oxford and Cambridge universities in England participated in walkouts to show support to students back in the United States and call for sensible gun reform

Arctic Flight

Arctic Flight is a 1952 drama film directed by Lew Landers and starring Wayne Morris, Alan Hale Jr. and Lola Albright. It was produced by Monogram Pictures. Arctic Flight depicts bush pilot flying in the Arctic on the edge of the International Date Line, involving Soviet intrigue. In Kotzebue, bush pilot Mike Wein receives a government contract to fly schoolteacher and nurse Martha Raymond to Little Diomede Island, an island two miles from the Soviet-owned Big Diomede Island. Worried that the trigger-happy guards may shoot at them, Mike lands his aircraft short of the Inuit village of Little Diomede, transports Martha by dog sled, over the short distance remaining on the frozen Bering Strait. A romance between the two is kindled; when Martha arrives, she is welcomed by local Catholic priest Father François and local resident Miksook. She is replacing the teacher who had wandered too close to the International Date Line that separates the two islands and was shot and killed. Flying to Nome, Mike learns he has another job, flying businessman John W. Wetherby on a polar bear hunt.

Bad weather delays the hunt and Wetherby expresses an interest in visiting Little Diomede. A native girl Saranna tells Mike. Mike and Wetherby find the polar bear and Wetherby kills the animal, proceeds to skin him. About to leave, Wetherby's wallet drops out and Mike sees that a pass to go to Soviet territory is inside the wallet. Knicked by a skinning knife wielded by Wetherby, the wounded pilot is flown back by the businessman to Little Diomede where Martha treats the wound. Mike confides in Martha that his client did not stab him by accident, is not who he is claiming. Martha is afraid that Mike is delirious but finding Wetherby's identification card, leads to a confrontation where Mike, coming to her rescue, is knocked out. In his haste to head out over the ice to the Soviet base on Big Diomede, Wetherby loses a packet of papers, including microfilms of defense installations in the United States and his identification card; when he tries to enter the base without an entry card, he is killed by the sentries.

Martha and Mike realize that Wetherby was a spy and their efforts have stopped his plan to deliver military secrets to an enemy power. Principal photography for Arctic Flight took place from late February to early April 1952 at Little Diomede Island in Alaska and at KTTV Studios in Los Angeles. Writer Ewing Scott directed most of the Alaskan footage, but was replaced by Lew Landers after a flare-up of an old leg injury. A Cessna 170B appeared. Arctic Flight, was a B film. Aviation Film Historian Stephen Pendo characterized the Monogram films as unpretentious but with Lew Landers directing, the experienced specialist in low-cost filmmaking, there was always a good product turned out. Noted Hollywood cinematographer Richard H. Kline considered Landers "... the most prolific of all directors", adept in many genres. Arctic Flight at the TCM Movie Database Arctic Flight on IMDb

Hakea minyma

Hakea minyma known as watjula, is a species of shrub, endemic to Australia. It has flat leaves, fragrant pink or white flower from late winter to spring. Hakea minyma is a multi-stemmed rounded shrub to 3 m tall with smooth grey bark; the leaves are flat with longitudinal veins ending in a blunt point. Attractive sweetly scented pink or white flowers appear in the leaf axils from August to October; the fruit are smooth. It has a rounded habit growing to between 1.2–3 m with long, narrow leaves. Cream or pink flowers are produced in axillary racemose inflorescences between August and November in its native range; the species was first formally described by botanist J. R. Maconchie in 1973 and the description was published in Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia; the specific epithet minmya is from the Pitjantjatjara word for woman, alludes to the shape of the fruits. It occurs in the Northern Territory and South Australia. In Western Australia it grows in semi-arid areas south through Mullewa to Coolgardie.

It is found in north western South Australia in the Central Ranges and the Great Victoria Desert and the in the south western parts of the Northern Territory extending north east to the MacDonnell Ranges. Hakea minyma grows on sandy loam in mallee and mulga woodlands on spinifex dominated sandplains and dune swales and less on rocky or gravelly ranges. Hakea minyma is classified as "not threatened" by the Western Australian Government

Chandulal Jain

J. Chandulal Jain was a popular Kannada film director and producer of 40 films, Thaaye Devaru, Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu, Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane, Bhakta Siriyala, many more, he produced movies in Hindi such as Godhuli and Pyaar Karke Dekho. His film Idu Saadhya was shot in just 48 hours; this filmmaker won a national award for Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane and three Government of Karnataka awards for films Bhootayaana Maga Ayyu and Gangamma Gangamaayi. He won the state government's Lifetime Achievement Award and Kannada Rajyotsava for his contributions to the Kannada film industry, he was instrumental in introducing Kamal Rajinikanth to the Kannada film industry. He migrated to Chennai during the 1970s, he were blessed with two daughters and two sons: Rajakumar and Rohit. He started his career as a cloth merchant and got in touch with film personalities — actors and producers — through close contacts while pursuing working in the Davanagere district of Karnataka, he used to supply other material to Rajkumar, Kannada thespian.

According to Rohit Jain, son of Chandulal, Rajkumar was impressed with Chandulal's fluency in Kannada and encouraged him to produce films in the language. Varadappa, brother of Rajkumar, having become close friend of Chandulal arranged a call sheet of the actors, he died at the age of 75 on 17 December 2009 in Bangalore due to prolonged illness after undergoing several surgeries. He is survived by all four children, he produced 40 films. He was the producer of Thaayi Devaru, in which Rajkumar was a lead actor, the film was a huge success, he produced'Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane and Gangavva Gangamaayi, which were financial failures but won critics applause. His three films — Bhootayaana Maga Ayyu and Gangamma Gangamaayi — won the best film awards from the Karnataka Government, his Thabbaliyu Neenaade Magane, based on the popular novel by S. L. Byrappa, won the national award for Best Feature Film in Kannada in 1977, which he shared with another co-producer B. M. Venkatesh, he produced few Hindi movies such as Om Puri.

Pyaar Karke Dekho with Govinda as a lead actor was another Hindi movie with him as an executive producer. His last Kannada movie was Bahala Channagide starring Shiv Rajkumar as a hero, while other popular movies were Hemavathi, Praya Praya Praya, Bettele Seve, Jari Bidda Jana, Bhakta Siriyana, Yuddakanda, Yediyur Siddalingeshwara. Bhakta Siriyala was a blockbluster, his Idu Sadhya was shot in a record 48 hours. He directed a few movies like Jaari Bidda Jaana with Jayanti and Lokesh as cast crew, produced by Y. R. Swamy. Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu, a remake of Tamil movie Aval Oru Thodar Kathai, was produced by Chandulal Jain in Kannada language and directed by K. Balachander, won Filmfare Awards to actress Suhasini for her performance. Kannada Rajyotsava Award Lifetime Achievement Award from Karnataka state government in 2004–2005Karnataka State Film Awards 1973-74First Best Film:Boothayyana Maga Ayyu 1991-92First Best Film:Veerappan 1994-95First Best Film:Gangavva Gangamaayi National Film Awards 1977Best Kannada Film:Thabbaliyu Neenaade Magane National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada S. L. Bhyrappa#Movies Kannada film producer Chandulal Jain dead Chandulal Jain on IMDb

1923 VFL season

The 1923 Victorian Football League season was the 27th season of the elite Australian rules football competition. In 1923, the VFL competition had nine teams of 18 on-the-field players each, with no "reserves", although any of the 18 players who had left the playing field for any reason could resume their place on the field at any time during the match; each team played each other twice in a home-and-away season of 18 rounds. Once the 18 round home-and-away season had finished, the 1923 VFL Premiers were determined by the specific format and conventions of the amended "Argus system"; the 1923 VFL Premiership team was Essendon. The VFL's leading goalkicker was Greg Stockdale of Essendon with 68 goals. Melbourne took the "wooden spoon" in 1923; the Victorian Junior League premiership, today recognised as the VFL reserves premiership, was won by Geelong. Geelong 9.12 defeated Richmond 5.10 in the challenge Grand Final, played as a curtain-raiser to the senior Grand Final on 20 October at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

New scoreboards are erected at each home ground by The Football Record. With the help of a key published in that Saturday afternoon's Record, spectators can decipher the coded quarter-by-quarter scores of the other three matches as they appear on these scoreboards throughout the afternoon. After the round 13 match against Essendon at Windy Hill, at an after-match function in the Essendon rooms, Carlton rover George Bolt and backman Jack Morrissey came to blows; the Carlton Committee suspended both players indefinitely. Bolt never played for Carlton again; the 1922 Victorian Interstate team captain, Carlton star ruckman, Bert Boromeo was overheard being intensely critical of the Carlton captain-coach Horrie Clover at the same function. The Carlton Committee was upset at such behaviour occurring on the premises of another club, suspended Boromeo immediately; the Essendon Premiership team was known as the "Mosquito Fleet", due to the number of small fast players in the side. Six were 5'6" or less: Charlie Hardy 5'1", who played his first VFL game at the age of 34, George Shorten 5'5", Jack Garden 5'5", Frank Maher 5'6", Vince Irwin 5'6", Jimmy Sullivan 5'6".

In Round 10 against St. Kilda, Essendon kicked the season's lowest score, but they still won the premiership, they became the first premier team to have kicked the season's lowest score, an occurrence replicated in 1968, 1970, 1992 and 1995. The Challenge Final match had to be postponed for a week as the Melbourne Cricket Ground was under water due to intense rain; this meant that the Challenge Final was played on Caulfield Cup Day. Hogan, P; the Tigers Of Old, The Richmond Football Club, 1996. ISBN 0-646-18748-1 Maplestone, M. Flying Higher: History of the Essendon Football Club 1872–1996, Essendon Football Club, 1996. ISBN 0-9591740-2-8 Rogers, S. & Brown, A. Every Game Ever Played: VFL/AFL Results 1897–1997, Viking Books, 1998. ISBN 0-670-90809-6 Ross, J. 100 Years of Australian Football 1897–1996: The Complete Story of the AFL, All the Big Stories, All the Great Pictures, All the Champions, Every AFL Season Reported, Viking, 1996. ISBN 0-670-86814-0 1923 Season - AFL Tables