"Maggie Out" was a chant popular during the Miners' Strike, student grant protests, Poll Tax protests and other public demonstrations that fell within the time when Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The chant called, it was referred to, in that context, during a parliamentary session in 1984. When Margaret Thatcher felt compelled to resign some people had memories of chanting it for thirteen years. People were passionate about this group activity and associated it with varied political struggles from that time, it is a variant of the "Oggy Oggy Oi Oi Oi" chant. When used in that format, the lyrics were: The Larks produced a track called "Maggie, Maggie", included on the Miners' Benefit LP "Here We Go" on Sterile Records. Upon Thatcher's resignation, groups of opponents gathered at Downing Street, chanting a variation - replacing the word "out" with "gone". Following the death of Thatcher on 8 April 2013, this chant was revived in the format of "Maggie, Maggie Maggie" at celebratory parties held in Glasgow and Reading
William Norton "Bill" Holsworth is an Australian mammalogist and philanthropist. Since 1989, he and his wife Carol Holsworth have managed the Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment to fund wildlife research by Australian postgraduate researchers. Holsworth earned his Bachelor of Science at the University of British Columbia in 1958. During his Master of Science, completed at the University of British Columbia in April 1960, he studied the interactions between moose and buffalo in Elk Island National Park. For his PhD research, conducted at the University of Western Australia, Holsworth studied behaviour and population homeostasis in quokkas on Rottnest Island, off the coast of Western Australia. Bill and Carol Holsworth moved to Bendigo, Victoria in 1976. In 1979, Holsworth was voted a representative of the Conservation Council of Victoria. In 2004, he was granted honorary life membership by the Australian Mammal Society for providing "long standing service to the Society and to the advancement of substantive knowledge of Australasian mammals."
Holsworth and his wife Carol founded the Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment in 1989. According to Holsworth in 2014, “When I retired from university teaching I wanted to continue training the next generation of ecologists and promoting conservation." In its first year, the endowment provided $15,000 to fund three wildlife research projects by Australian postgraduate students. In 1991, Bill and Carol Holsworth received an inheritance from Carol's father, a substantial proportion of which went towards the endowment. By 2006, the endowment had provided over $1 million for 180 student projects. By 2014, it had funded 164 students from the University of Melbourne alone, with grants totaling $1.4 million. In 2014, the Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment was extended to all Australian universities. Holsworth's philanthropy has been recognised by both the University of Melbourne and Deakin University
Jonathan Swan is an Australian journalist, who works as a U. S. political reporter for Axios. Swan was raised in Australia, he is the son of physician and radio and television broadcaster Norman Swan, his aunt and uncle are Australian journalists. In Australia, he did not enter the field of journalism until he was 25, he moved to the United States in 2013 for an academic fellowship and worked as a Congressional aide. Swan began his career as a national political reporter based in Canberra, Australia for Fairfax Media and a political correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald, he joined The Hill in August 2015 as part of their campaign team. Swan became a national political reporter for Axios in December 2016. While at Axios, Swan broke several stories about the Trump administration. Former Washington Post journalist Ronald Kessler claimed in his 2018 book, The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the Game, that Swan is among a handful of reporters to whom President Trump feeds information, with instructions to attribute quotes to an unnamed White House official.
Swan was the first to report that the U. S. would pull out of the Paris climate deal. Swan broke the news. In March and April 2019, HuffPost and Wired reported that Axios had paid a firm to improve its reputation by lobbying for changes to the Wikipedia articles on Axios and Jonathan Swan. For his reporting in the US, as a member of the Sydney Morning Herald in the Canberra Press Gallery, Swan was presented with the Wallace Brown Award in 2014 for most outstanding young journalist. In 2016, Politico named Swan as one of "16 Breakout Media Stars." Swan is of the Jewish faith. He married Daily Beast reporter Betsy Woodruff on 14 September 2019, he intends to become a citizen of the United States
The pheasant-tailed jacana is a jacana in the monotypic genus Hydrophasianus. Like all other jacanas they have elongated toes and nails that enable them to walk on floating vegetation in shallow lakes, their preferred habitat, they may swim or wade in water reaching their body while foraging for invertebrate prey. They are found in tropical Asia from Yemen in the west to the Philippines in the east and move seasonally in parts of their range, they are the only jacanas that migrate long distances and with different non-breeding and breeding plumages. The pheasant-tailed jacana forages by walking on aquatic vegetation. Females are larger than the males and are polyandrous, laying several clutches that are raised by different males in their harem; the pheasant-tailed jacana is conspicuous and unmistakable, lengthwise, the largest in the jacana family when the tail streamers are included. This is the only jacana to have non-breeding plumages; the breeding plumage is marked by the elongated central tail feathers.
The body is chocolate brown, with a white face and the back of the crown is black with white stripes running down the sides of the neck that separate the white of the front of neck and the silky golden yellow of the nape. The wings are predominantly white. In flight the white wing shows a black border formed by black on the outermost primaries and the tips of the outer secondaries and the primaries; the wing coverts are pale the scapulars may be glossed green or purple. In the non-breeding season the top of the head and back are dark brown and only a trace of the golden nape feathers may be seen. A dark eyestripe runs down the sides of the neck and forms a dark necklace on a sullied white front; the outer two primaries have a slender extension. The fourth primary has an acute tip. Young birds have brown upper parts and the dark necklace is broken; some traces of the black stripe on the side of the neck and white wings separate them from somewhat similar looking immatures of the bronze-winged jacana.
They have developed sharp white carpal spurs which are longer in females. The spurs may undergo moult but has not been described in this species; the tail is short and graduated. The bill is more slender than in the bronze-winged and is bluish-black with a yellow tip when breeding and dull brown with yellowish base when not breeding; the leg is dark bluish grey and the iris is brown. Shufeldt described the skeletal features of a specimen from Luzon as being typical of jacanas but that the skull resembles in some ways to those of sandpipers; the skull and mandibles are pneumatized unlike other bones and the sternum has a notch on the side which serve as attachment points to long and slender xiphoidal processes. The pheasant-tailed jacana was described by the French explorer Pierre Sonnerat in his 1776 Voyage à la Nouvelle Guinée in which he included an illustration of the bird that he called "Le Chirurgien de l'Isle de Luzon" or the surgeon of the island of Luzon, he described the bird with the long toes, the elongated feather extensions resembling a surgeon's scalpel.
Based on this description, the bird was given a binomial by Giovanni Scopoli in 1787 in his Deliciae florae et faunae Insubricae where he placed it in the genus Tringa. He retained the name chirurgus for the specific name, it was placed in the genus Parra along with other jacanas and still the genera within the jacana family were separated. The genus Hydrophasianus meaning "water pheasant" was erected by Johann Georg Wagler in 1832 as the species was distinctive in having a slender bill, lacking any frontal lappet, having a shorter hind claw than Metopidius, the outer two primaries bearing lanceolate elongations and the fourth primary being pointed; the distinct breeding and non-breeding plumage is unique within the jacanas. The following are standard bird measurements from a study, based on living specimens during the breeding season in Thailand and are averaged from 17 males and 4 females. A few measurements are from Rasmussen and Anderton where the head measurement is from the tip of the bill to the back of the skull.
Body mass measurements can vary based on physiological conditions and is not used for taxonomic purposes. A dataset from the Philippines gives the body mass ranges as 120–140 g in males and 190–200 g for females; the pheasant-tailed jacana is a resident breeder in tropical India, Southeast Asia, Indonesia and it overlaps with the range of the bronze-winged jacana but unlike the bronze-winged jacana, this species is found in Sri Lanka. It is found on small to large lakes having sufficient floating vegetation on them, it is sedentary in much of its range, but northern breeders from south China and the Himalayas migrate south of their ranges to Southeast Asia and Peninsular India respectively. In Nanking, the birds return in summer in the third week of April; some birds arrive in the non-breeding plumage. It is resident in Taiwan, where it is considered endangered. Birds disperse in summer and have been recorded as vagrants in Socotra, Qatar and southern Japan; the species tends to be commoner in lower elevations but they climb into the Himalayas in summer and records exist of the species from altitudes of 3650 m in Kashmir and 3800 m in Lahul.
Glenn Charles W. Kirkham is an English field hockey player who played for the English and British national team. Kirkham made his international senior debut for the national squad in January 2002 in a match against Poland, he was named as the England captain for 2006-07. He was part of the England team that participated in the field hockey world cup in Monchengladbach, Germany where they finished 5th overall, he competed in the 2009 European championships in Amsterdam where England were champions. He was part of the England squad in Delhi, India at the Hero Honda World Cup that lost only one group game against Spain, putting them through to the semi-finals. Kirkham represented Great Britain at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and the 2012 Olympics in London, where the team finished in 4th place, he retired from international hockey in 2013. Kirkham started field hockey at the small club of Alford from a young age, where he moved on to Long Sutton, he was educated at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School and achieved a BSc in Sports Science at Loughborough University.
He used to play football for the youth team of Scunthorpe United FC where he played in the junior FA Cup. He has been an above average cricket player in his time, representing Alford & District Cricket Club in the Lincolnshire Premier League, he lives in Hoddesdon. He was sports coach and form tutor at The Perse School but now is at New Hall School in Chelmsford and is Director of Coaching at Chelmsford Hockey Club, he has played club hockey for East Grinstead and Long Sutton. He coaches sport at the Perse school, cambridge Glenn Kirkham at Team GB Glenn Kirkham at the International Olympic Committee
The Lockspeiser LDA-01 was a British seven-tenths scale research and development tandem wing aircraft, designed and built by test pilot and engineer David Lockspeiser to prove a concept for a low-cost utility transport. The LDA-01 was fabric covered with metal construction; the foreplane had a common design to the separately-made port and starboard wings of the main plane, giving it half the area. The intention was to reduce the number of spare parts needed by re-using the same wing component interchangeably in each location; the main wings were mounted at the rear-end of the box structure fuselage and the fore wing was attached underneath the front. The fuselage was fitted with a four-wheeled landing gear and was designed to be fitted with a detachable payload container to allow easy conversion between roles; the landing gear was changed in development to a more conventional tricycle configuration. It was powered by a rear-mounted pusher engine; the LDA-01 G-AVOR first flew on 24 August 1971 at Wisley in Surrey, under the power of an 85 hp Continental C85 piston engine, but was refitted with a more powerful Lycoming O-320 engine.
The aircraft, had been renamed the Boxer 500, was being modified to planned production configuration by Brooklands Aerospace at Old Sarum Airfield when it was destroyed in a fire on 16 January 1987. Data from, British Civil Aircraft since 1919, Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1976–77. General characteristics Crew: 1 Length: 22 ft 6 in Wingspan: 13 ft 0 in foreplane Rearplane span: * 13 ft Height: 10 ft 3 in Wing area: 108.8 sq ft Aspect ratio: Rear wing:7. Air-cooled horizontally-opposed piston engine, 160 hp Propellers: 5 ft 9 in diameter constant-speed metal pusher propellerPerformance Cruise speed: 92 kn Stall speed: 42 kn Range: 140 nmi 1000aircraftphotos.com – Photos of LDA-01 Lockspeiser Aircraft – The Boxer on YouTube