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Keith Windschuttle

Keith Windschuttle is an Australian writer and former ABC board member. Major published items include Unemployment, which analysed the economic causes and social consequences of unemployment in Australia and advocated a socialist response, he was editor of Quadrant magazine 2008-2015 when he became Chair of the editor-in-chief. He has been the publisher of Macleay Press since 1994. After education at Canterbury Boys' High School, Windschuttle was a journalist on newspapers and magazines in Sydney, he completed a BA at the University of Sydney in 1969, an MA at Macquarie University in 1978. He did not submit a thesis. In 1973, he became a tutor in Australian history at the University of New South Wales. Between 1977 and 1981, Windschuttle was lecturer in Australian history and in journalism at the New South Wales Institute of Technology before returning to UNSW in 1983 as lecturer/senior lecturer in social policy, he resigned from UNSW in 1993 and since he has been publisher of Macleay Press and a regular visiting and guest lecturer on history and historiography at American universities.

In June 2006, he was appointed to the Board of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia's non-commercial public broadcaster. An adherent of the New Left in the 1960s and 1970s, Windschuttle moved to the right; this process is first evident in his 1984 book The Media, which took inspiration from the empirical perspective of the Marxist historian E. P. Thompson his The Poverty of Theory, to make a critical review of the Marxist theories of Louis Althusser and Stuart Hall. While the first edition attacked "the political program of the New Right" and set out a case for both favouring "government restrictions and regulation" and condemning "private enterprise and free markets", the third edition four years took a different view: Overall, the major economic reforms of the last five years, the deregulation of the finance sector, the imposition of wage restraint through the social contract of The Accord, have worked to expand employment and internationalize the Australian economy in more positive ways than I thought possible at the time.

In The Killing of History, Windschuttle defended the practices and methods of traditional empirical history against postmodernism, praised historians such as Henry Reynolds, but he now argues that some of those he praised for their empirically-grounded work fail to adhere to the principle. In the same book, Windschuttle maintains that historians on both sides of the political spectrum have misrepresented and distorted history to further their respective political causes or ideological positions. In The Fabrication of Aboriginal History and other writings on Australian Aboriginal history, Windschuttle criticises historians who, he claims, have extensively misrepresented and fabricated historical evidence to support a political agenda, he argues that Aboriginal rights, including land rights and the need for reparations for past abuses of Aboriginal people, have been adopted as a left-wing'cause' and that those he perceives as left-wing historians distort the historical record to support that cause.

For Windschuttle, the task of the historian is to provide readers with an empirical history as close to the objective truth as possible, based on an analysis of documentary, or preferably eye-witness, evidence. He questions the value of oral history, his "view is that Aboriginal oral history, when uncorroborated by original documents, is unreliable, just like the oral history of white people". A historian has no responsibility for the political implications of an empirical history. One's political beliefs should not influence one's evaluation of archival evidence. For some of his critics, "historians don't just interpret the evidence: they compose stories about these meanings, or in the words of Hayden White, they'emplot' the past; this is itself a cultural process". Windschuttle's recent research disputes the idea that the colonial settlers of Australia committed genocide against the Indigenous Australians, he disputes the widespread view that there was a campaign of guerrilla warfare against British settlement.

Extensive debate on his work has come to be called the history wars. He dismisses assertions, which he imputes to the current generation of academic historians, that there was any resemblance between racial attitudes in Australia and those of South Africa under apartheid and Germany under the Nazis, he has been a frequent contributor to conservative magazines, such as Quadrant in Australia, of which he became editor in 2007, The New Criterion in the United States. In his The Fabrication of Aboriginal History, Volume One, the first book of a projected multi-volume examination of fro

Wyoming Highway 24

Wyoming Highway 24 is a 46.72-mile-long Wyoming state highway known as the Bear Lodge Highway. The route passes through the northern portion of the Bear Lodge Mountains, part of the Black Hills National Forest. Highway 24 spans from U. S. Route 14 to the South Dakota state line, where it continues south as South Dakota Highway 34; the highway passes by Devils Tower National Monument. WYO 24 is spawned from US 14 at Carlile Junction. From there, it travels in a north -- south direction, it is a two-lane highway from US 14 to near Devils Tower National Monument. When it gets to Devils Tower, it spawns a short spur, Wyoming Highway 110. After passing by WYO 110, it curves northeast-southwest; the road reaches Hulett, where it intersects Wyoming Highway 112. In Hulett, WYO 24 is dubbed A Street. Moving on, WYO 24 curves northwest-southeast. WYO 24 passes by some gulches, most notably Lucky Gulch. WYO 24 turns south generally follows the east–west orientation, it intersects Wyoming Highway 111 a short time later.

There are no further major junctions and towns on the route, as WYO 24 crosses the state line and becomes South Dakota Highway 34. Wyoming Highway 24 was not in the original State Highway grid until 1961; the predecessor to this route was Wyoming Highway 514. The entire route is in Crook County. U. S. Roads portal Wyoming Routes 000-099 WYO 24 - SD-34/South Dakota State Line to WYO 111 WYO 24 - WYO 111 to WYO 112 WYO 24 - WYO 112 to WYO 110 WYO 24 - WYO 110 to US 14

Worth (magazine)

Worth is an American financial, wealth management and lifestyle magazine founded in 1986 and re-launched by Sandow in 2009. The magazine addresses financial and lifestyle issues for high-net-worth individuals; each issue is organized into four sections: "Make" focuses on making money and entrepreneurship. Worth is mailed six times a year to individuals listed on a proprietary database of high-net-worth households in major markets, including: the New York metropolitan area, Fairfield County, the Delaware Valley, Chicago, South Florida, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County, more than 5,000 executives at registered invested investment advisors with assets under management of $100 million or greater, as well as 300 multifamily offices nationwide; the magazine is available on some newsstands. Worth is audited by BPA Worldwide. Launched in 2010, Worth assembles an annual list of The 100 Most Powerful People in Finance, they named President of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, finance's most powerful person in 2012.

Former titleholders include Apple Inc. CEO, Tim Cook and U. S. Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke. Worth charges financial advisors $2500 per month for advertorial content to appear in each bimonthly issue. Folio Magazine’s Eddie & Ozzie Awards 2012: Gold and Bronze for Best Cover 2011: Gold for the Best Cover 2010: Gold for Best Redesign Society of Publication Designers 2010: Gold for Best Redesign Official website Departures Luxury magazine Monocle Robb Report Ultra high net worth individual

Parks and open spaces in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, one of the outer London boroughs, has over 25 parks and open spaces within its boundaries. These provide the "green lungs" for leisure activities. Apart from smaller green areas such as sports grounds and smaller gardens, the following are the major open spaces in the Borough: Barking Park Greatfields Park Newlands Park Essex Road Gardens Central Area Open Space Quaker Gardens Barking Abbey Ruins Barking Town Quay Open Space St. Margaret's Churchyard Central Park Valence Park and Valence House Grounds Parsloes Park Mayesbrook Park Pondfield Park Old Dagenham Park Castle Green Goresbrook Park Eastbrookend Country Park King George's Field The Leys St. Chads Park Marks Gate Open Space Marks Gate Open Space Kingston Hill Avenue Recreation GroundMayesbrook Park, in the borough is one of 11 parks throughout Greater London chosen to receive money for redevelopment by a public vote in 2009; the park received £400,000 towards better footpaths, more lighting, refurbished public toilets and new play areas for children.

The River Thames forms the southern edge of the borough. In many places there is a Thames Path, following the river, however views are problematic due to the high flood defences and industrial premises on the waterfront; the River Roding forms the western boundary with the London Borough of Newham. This is accessible around Barking's former port. Local nature reserves in the borough are: Beam Valley Country Park, Dagenham Village Churchyard, Eastbrookend Country Park, Mayesbrook Park South, Parsloes Park Squatts, Ripple Nature Reserve, Scrattons Eco Park and The Chase Nature Reserve; the Boroughs parks and open spaces LB Barking and Dagenham, Local studies info sheet #6 LB B&D Parks dept

Keith A. Schooley

Keith A. Schooley is an American author and former stockbroker at Merrill Lynch, who brought attention to fraud and corruption within the firm at the Oklahoma and Texas offices in 1992 as a whistleblower; as a result, he was terminated from the firm, sued the corporation in a case that went to the Oklahoma Supreme Court, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Schooley, rated as a top broker in Enid, discovered systemic wrongdoing at Merrill Lynch that ranged from brokers to management to the board of directors and included: License-related exam cheat sheets. Schooley first brought his findings to middle and upper management citing the company guidelines: "... Improprieties should be reported to whatever level of management necessary to properly address the situation." Upon discovering that senior management covered up the wrongdoings in its first investigation, Schooley contacted Merrill Lynch’s 13-member board of directors with a detailed 31-page account. Schooley was summoned by Merrill Lynch Vice Chairman and General Counsel Stephen Hammerman for a meeting at company headquarters, at the World Financial Center in New York where he was confronted by senior management and their attorneys.

Schooley was terminated from his employment and subsequently sued Merrill Lynch, Fenner & Smith for Wrongful Termination and was represented by, among others, attorney Stephen Jones. Schooley lost his case in subsequent courts. Murdock Global Advisers listed Schooley along with seven other notable whistleblowers as a result of his actions. In 2002 Schooley wrote a book titled "Merrill Lynch: The Cost Could Be Fatal - My War Against Wall Street's Giant." Because Schooley was taking on a Fortune 500 corporation, Lloyd's of London declined a request to insure his book. The book was translated into Chinese, republished in 2010, released in Shanghai, China. In 2012, a fictionalized story "Robber Barons of the Big Board," was written as a screenplay by Chandra Niles Folsom about Schooley, published as an e-book. In 2014, as judicial interest in the case against Merrill Lynch grew, interest in Folsom's screenplay increased as well. Schooley’s charges against the firm were the first in a series of allegations of wrongdoings that resulted in an investigation conducted by New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer in 2001 that concluded in precedent-setting settlements, subsequent class action lawsuits.

Schooley was born in the son of a local mayor and a church volunteer. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B. B. A. in Petroleum Land Management in 1977, from Oklahoma State University with an M. B. A. in 1978. Schooley was a “wildcatter” in the oil and gas business during the oil boom of the late 1970s, continued through the 1980s into the 1990s before going to work for Merrill Lynch. Schooley is involved in the acquisition of oil and gas leases and owns interests in various oil and gas producing properties. Schooley was married in 1981 to Donna Long in Garber and divorced, he has a daughter. Merrill Lynch: The Cost Could Be Fatal - My War Against Wall Street’s Giant copyright 2002, Lakepointe Publishing, ISBN 0-9716103-6-3. Schooley, Keith. Merrill Lynch:The Cost Could Be Fatal - My War Against Wall Street's Giant. Lakepointe Publishing. P. 44. ISBN 0-9716103-63

John C. Martin (businessman)

John C. Martin is an American billionaire businessman, the former executive chairman and CEO of the American biotechnology company Gilead Sciences, he joined Gilead Sciences in 1990 as vice president for development. Gilead is known for developing drugs such as Atripla and commercializing Sovaldi for the treatment of the liver virus hepatitis C, he is the recipient including the Biotechnology Heritage Award. Martin earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University, an MBA in marketing from Golden Gate University and a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Chicago, he serves on the board of trustees of the latter two universities. Martin worked at Syntex Corporation from 1978 to 1984. Martin was director of antiviral chemistry at Bristol-Myers Squibb from 1984 to 1990. Martin joined the American biotechnology company Gilead Sciences in 1990 as its vice president for research and development, he was Gilead's CEO from 1996 to 2016. He became chairman in May 2008, executive chairman in 2016.

At Gilead, Martin helped to develop Atripla, a single pill combining Gilead's drug Truvada with Bristol-Myers Squibb's Sustiva. Truvada and Sustiva were "the most prescribed antiretroviral treatment regimen in the U. S." for the treatment of HIV and AIDS. One of the benefits of a combined pill was that patients would be more to comply with treatment by taking a full dose of the prescribed drugs, which in turn would lessen the chance that drug-resistant HIV strains would develop; the two companies announced that they would collaborate on the drug in 2004. An initial formulation of once-a-day single-dose Atripla was approved by the FDA on July 12, 2006. Purchase of Atripla was included in the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief program. In 2014, Martin led the commercialization of Sovaldi — "a treatment for the liver virus hepatitis C that can cure 90% of patients and generated $12 billion in revenue in its first year on the market." Martin is credited with taking Sovaldi from "zero-to-blockbuster in a couple of months" with profits topping $10 billion for 2014.

However, in April 2014, U. S. House Democrats Henry Waxman, Frank Pallone, Jr. and Diana DeGette wrote Martin questioning the $84,000 price for Sovaldi. They asked Martin to "explain how the drug was priced, what discounts are being made available to low-income patients and government health programs, the potential impact to public health by insurers blocking or delaying access to the medicine because of its cost."Sofosbuvir is cited as an example of how specialty drugs present both benefits and challenges. Sofosbuvir is an excellent example of both the benefit and the challenge of specialty medications. On one hand, this agent offers up to a 95% response rate as part of an interferon-free treatment regimen for hepatitis C.6 Generally speaking, it is more effective and better tolerated than alternative treatments.6 Unfortunately, the current per pill cost—$1,000—results in an $84,000 treatment course, creating barriers to therapy for many.6 Patients and payors alike have expressed outrage, the debate has drawn the attention of the US Congress.7 Despite these concerns, sofosbuvir has become a top seller in the United States....

Martin was president of the International Society for Antiviral Research. Martin has worked with the Federal government of the United States in a number of capacities. Martin served on the council of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, he was part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Health Resources and Services Administration's Advisory Committee on HIV and STD Prevention and Treatment. He was on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. In May 2018, Martin joined the board of directors at The Scripps Research Institute. In 1990, Martin received the American Chemical Society's Isbell Award, "for his applications of carbohydrate chemistry to the design of medicinally active nucleosides and nucleotides."In 2003, Martin received the International Society for Antiviral Research's Gertrude B. Elion Award for Scientific Excellence in 2003, he was an Award Winner and National Finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2008 Martin became a member of the National Academy of Engineering, "for the invention and commercialization of anti-viral medicines treatments for HIV/AIDS."The 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Service was presented to John Martin by the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, for his work on the development of anti-HIV medications and on AIDS prevention through Pre-exposure prophylaxis.

In 2015 Martin was named by investment firm Morningstar as best CEO. During his tenure as CEO since 1996, Gilead shares rose 100-fold, the stock posted a 157% gain just from 2013 to 2015. In 2017, Martin was chosen to receive the Biotechnology Heritage Award from the Biotechnology Innovation Organization and the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Martin is married, lives in Hillsborough, California