Irish Independent

The Irish Independent is an Irish daily newspaper, online publication via, owned by Independent News & Media who are a subsidiary of mediahuis. The newspaper version includes glossy magazines. Traditionally a broadsheet newspaper, it introduced an additional compact size in 2004 and in December 2012 it was announced that the newspaper would become compact only; the Irish Independent was formed in 1905 as the direct successor to The Irish Daily Independent and Daily Nation, an 1890s pro-Parnellite newspaper, was launched by William Martin Murphy, a controversial Irish nationalist businessman, staunch anti-Parnellite, fellow townsman of Parnell's most venomous opponent, Bantry's Timothy Michael Healy. The first issue of the Irish Independent, published 2 January 1905, was marked as "Vol. 14. No. 1." During the 1913 Lockout of workers, in which Murphy was the leading figure among the employers, the Irish Independent vigorously sided with its owner's interests, publishing news reports and opinion pieces hostile to the strikers, expressing confidence in the unions' defeat and launching personal attacks on the leader of the strikers, James Larkin.

The Irish Independent described the 1916 Easter Rising as "insane and criminal" and famously called for the shooting of its leaders. In December 1919, during the Irish War of Independence, a group of twenty IRA men destroyed the printing works of the paper, angered at its criticism of the Irish Republican Army's attacks on members of the Dublin Metropolitan Police and British government officials. In 1924, the traditional nationalist newspaper, the Freeman's Journal, merged with the Irish Independent; until October 1986 the paper's masthead over the editorial contained the words "incorporating the Freeman's Journal". For most of its history, the Irish Independent was seen as a nationalist, anti-Communist, which gave its political allegiance to the Pro-Treaty party Cumann na nGaedheal and its successor party, Fine Gael. During the Spanish Civil War, the Irish Independent's coverage was pro-Franco. In 1961, the harp became a symbol of the Irish Independent, it appeared in black but was changed to green in 1972.

In the 1970s, it was taken over by former Heinz chairman Tony O'Reilly. Under his leadership, it became a more populist, market liberal newspaper—populist on social issues, but economically right-wing. By the mid-nineties its allegiance to Fine Gael had ended. In the 1997 general election, it endorsed Fianna Fáil under a front-page editorial, entitled "It's Payback Time". While it suggested its headline referred to the fact that the election offered a chance to "pay back" politicians for their failings, its opponents suggested that the "payback" referred to its chance to get revenge for the refusal of the Rainbow Coalition to award the company a mobile phone licence. In late 2004, Independent Newspapers moved from their traditional home in Middle Abbey Street to a new office, "Independent House" in Talbot Street, with the printing facilities relocated to the Citywest business park near Tallaght. On 27 September 2005, a fortnight after the paper published its centenary edition, it was announced that editor Vinnie Doyle would step down after 24 years in the position.

He was replaced by Gerry O'Regan, who had until been editor of the Irish Independent's sister paper, the Evening Herald. The newspaper's previous editor Stephen Rae was formerly editor of the Evening Herald and was appointed editor in September 2012. Fionnan Sheahan was appointed editor in January 2015. Denis O'Brien acquired a majority shareholding the newspaper parent company INM in May 2012. From 11 February 2020, it was announced. Since 2011, the Irish Independent has been the home of New Irish Writing, established by David Marcus in 1969 in the Irish Press and appeared in the Sunday Tribune from 1988 to 2011; the New Irish Writing Page is "the longest-running creative writing feature of its kind in any Irish or British newspaper". The Irish Independent, in co-operation with the Institute of Education, produces Exam Brief, a yearly six-part supplement dedicated to preparation for Leaving and Junior Certificate exams; this supplement is published in February and April each year. See Independent News & Media article for newspapers and media assets in the wider group.

Average print circulation was 165,000 copies per issue in 1999, had dropped to 100,000 by 2016. In 2019, Independent News & Media exited the ABC auditing process. Hence, no circulation figures are available after 2018. Official website

Queensland Open

The Queensland Open called the Queensland Championships and known as the Queensland Lawn Tennis Championships and the Queensland State Championships was a tennis tournament played in Brisbane, Australia from 1888-1994. The event was part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit and WTA Tour and was played on outdoor grass courts outdoor and indoor hard courts; the Queensland State Championships were first played on grass until 1969. The Queensland Open continued on grass courts until 1982 between 1987–1988 it switched to indoor hard courts from 1989 to 1991 it was played on outdoor hard courts before returning to indoor hard courts until the tournament ceased; the tournament was hosted at various venues over the course of its history first at the Toowong Sports Ground, the Breakfast Creek Sports Ground, the Brisbane Exhibition Grounds, the Woolloongabba Cricket Ground Cricket, the Auchenflower Ground before settling in a permanent base at the Milton Courts tennis centre from. The tournament featured men's and women's singles and doubles competition as well as mixed doubles events the tournament survived for a period of 106 years, the tennis center was closed in 1997 due to heavy financial losses by Tennis Queensland.

Notes: * The 1923 edition of the men's singles event was combined with the 1923 Australasian Championships. Notes: * The 1923 edition of the women's singles event was combined with the 1923 Australasian Championships. Ayre's Lawn Tennis 1908 to 1938, A. Wallis Myers. British Lawn Tennis and Squash Magazine, 1948 to 1967, British Lawn Tennis Ltd, UK. Dunlop Lawn Tennis Almanack And Tournament Guide, G. P. Hughes, 1939 to 1958, Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd, UK Lawn tennis and Badminton Magazine, 1906 to 1973, UK. Lowe's Lawn Tennis Annuals and Compendia, Sir F. Gordon, Eyre & Spottiswoode Spalding's Lawn Tennis Annuals from 1885 to 1922, American Sports Pub. Co, USA; the World of Tennis Annuals, Barrett John, 1970 to 2001. Http:// Championships Men's Singles Roll of Honour Championships/Open Men's Singles Roll of Honour ITF Vault

K. Drorit "Dee" Gaines

K. Drorit “Dee” Gaines is a neuropsychologist specializing in diagnostic evaluations, brain injury and public education, she is most known for her work with United States veterans, serves as an authority on the physical brain’s effects on behavior and cognitive functioning. Gaines earned her bachelor's degree in Business Economics and Accounting from the University of California, Los Angeles, her doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology from Fielding Graduate University, she received additional post- doctoral training at the UCLA Longevity Center, where she developed and led a treatment program incorporating artistic expression and meditation to assist patients with dementia. As a lead researcher for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Gaines studies brain functioning in combat veterans who've suffered post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries, she resides on the board of the National Academy of Neuropsychology Foundation, is Chair of the Public Education Committee for the Los Angeles Psychological Association.

Gaines hosts and produces The Dr. Dee Show, the world's first neuropsychology radio program focused on public education; the show broadcasts weekly on KABC-AM in the greater Los Angeles area, features guest experts in multiple medical and psychological fields. The Dr. Dee Show offers a hybrid of scientific research and holistic matters such as spirituality, healthy lifestyles, general wellbeing. Previous show topics include brain injury, mental illness, self-worth, post traumatic stress disorder, human trafficking, sickle cell anemia, autism and addiction. • Gaines, K. D. Soper, H.. Neuropsychological Assessment of Executive Functions Following Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury. Applied Neuropsychology Child, published online September 27, 2016 • Gaines, K. D. Soper, H. & Berenji, G.. Executive Functioning of Combat Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Applied Neuropsychology Adult, 1-10. • Gaines, K. D. Soper, H. & Berenji, G. R.. Executive functioning of combat veterans diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury.

International Neuropsychology Society conference. Jerusalem, July 9, 2014. • Gaines, K. D. Berenji, G. R. Alas, R. S. Sayre, J. & Okonek, A.. Comparison of effort measures, cognitive complaints, self-reported neuropsychiatric symptoms in blast-induced mild TBI. International Neuropsychology Society conference. Jerusalem, July 10, 2014. • Gaines, K. D. Isaacs, C. Horton, F. M. Doig, H. M. & Soper, H. V.. Christensen and Rey Tangled-8 Tests for Executive Assessment. Applied Neuropsychology, 17, 211. • Gaines, K. D. Bennett, T. L. Doig, H. M. Loo, M. M. & Soper, H. V.. Effects of Aging on Memory. Applied Neuropsychology, 18