Geraldine Hickey is an Australian comedian, best known for her work as co-host of the Breakfasters program on Melbourne community radio station 3RRR. Geraldine's latest show "Things Are Going Well" was nominated for the Melbourne Comedy Festival Award for most outstanding show in 2019. Hickey's stand up career emerged from her participation in the 2001 RAW Comedy Festival which took her from her hometown of Albury to Melbourne, she competed in the national finals and was runner-up, giving her exposure and a base from which to build a career. 16 years Hickey returns to the Raw Comedy finals as co-host. She is a veteran of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and among her regular stand up appearances has performed at the Melbourne Fringe Festival Hickey got her start in radio hosting 3RRR's all-female sports show The Downlow, her popularity saw the station appoint her as co-host of the Breakfasters in 2016. Hickey has appeared on The Project, Tonightly with Tom Ballard, Have You Been Paying Attention? and Hughesy, We Have a Problem.
Olea capensis known by the common name black ironwood, is an African tree species belonging to the Olive family. It is widespread in Sub-Saharan Africa from the east in Somalia and Sudan, south to the tip of South Africa, west to Cameroon, Sierra Leone and the Islands of the Gulf of Guinea, as well as Madagascar and the Comoros, it occurs in littoral scrub and evergreen forest. Other common names in English include ironwood, East African olive and Elgon olive; the black ironwood is a bushy shrub, or a small to medium-sized tree, up to 10 metres in height reaching 40 metres. Bark: light grey, becoming dark grey and vertically fissured with age. Leaves: light to dark green and glossy above and paler green below. Flowers: white or cream and sweetly scented, small and in many flowered axillary or terminal heads, bisexual, 3–15 cm long. Fruit: when ripe they are somewhat succulent purplish drupes; the species has been divided into 3 subspecies: Olea capensis subsp. Macrocarpa: flowers in lax heads, fruits oblong to elliptic.
Olea capensis subsp. Capensis: flowers in dense heads, leaves variable, apex rounded, fruits spherical to oblong elliptic. Olea capensis subsp. Enervis: leaves broadly elliptic, apex tapering. FoodOlea capensis has masses of sweetly scented bisexual flowers. LumberThe wood of the tree is hard, fine grained, heavy, although difficult to work, it is used for art and artifacts. GardensOlea capensis is cultivated as an ornamental tree in gardens; the Guinness Book of World Records lists this tree as the world's heaviest wood, with a specific gravity of 1.49, similar to that of anthracite or dry earth. It is known for its tendency to sink unlike other wood materials, it is the one of the world's hardest woods according to the Janka hardness test. The timber has a good abrasion resistance and is strong, it is an excellent turnery wood, is used for a wide range of decorative items. "Olea capensis". Ecocrop FAO. Retrieved 2010-02-09. "Olea capensis subsp. Capensis". Aluka. Retrieved 2010-02-09. "Olea capensis subsp.
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The Manson Family is an American true crime horror film. The film covers his "family" of followers. In 1996, Jack Wilson is producing a crime docuseries segment on The Manson Family murders. Narrated via contemporaneous interviews and flashbacks, several former members of Charles "Charlie" Manson"s "family" recount their time spent leading up to the August 1969 murder spree. Tex Watson is brought to Spahn Ranch, a former movie set-turned-commune where Manson is housing his followers. Tex ingratiates himself with the group, who spend their time taking copious amounts of LSD, smoking marijuana, engaging in group sex. Several of the male members, including Tex and Bobby Beausoleil, attempt to recruit Simi, a young woman, into the family, they convince her to take LSD. The group begin breaking into random homes in Los Angeles, stealing items and rearranging furniture while the occupants sleep. During a dispute over a drug transaction, Charlie shoots and kills Lotsapoppa, an African American drug dealer whom he suspects is part of the Black Panthers.
The whole family engage in a mass ritualistic orgy. After, Tex informs follower Patricia Krenwinkel and several others that he is afraid of Charlie and wants to leave. Meanwhile and Susan Atkins confront an acquaintance, music teacher Gary Hinman, at his home, planning to raid his house of money, as they believe him to be wealthy; when the plan goes unsuccessfully, Gary is held hostage for two days before Charlie arrives and slices his ear off. After Charlie leaves, Susan attempts to nurse Gary back to health, but she and Bobby find themselves unsure how to carry out the robbery, as Gary does not have money; as a last resort, Bobby stabs him in the chest. Susan writes the phrase "political piggy" on the wall in Gary's blood. Bobby is arrested days while trying to flee town. Under Charlie's instruction, Tex and Patricia Krenwinkel, Linda Kasabian depart on the evening of August 8 to break into houses in Los Angeles, are told to "bring knives." They arrive at a home on Cielo Drive, where Tex shoots Steven Parent, a man sitting in his parked car, near the gate.
They enter the home and bind its residents, including Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger, Voytek Frykowski. Tex shoots Jay before stabbing him to death. Tex shoots Voytek as he tries to flee before bludgeoning him with the pistol while the sheepish Linda watches in horror. Susan proceeds to attack Abigail in the kitchen. Abigail, clinging to life, stumbles outside before collapsing in the lawn. Meanwhile, the pregnant Sharon is brutally stabbed to death in the living room; the next night, the four members, in addition to Leslie Van Houten and Steve Grogan, viciously murder Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in their home. Two weeks several members murder Donald Shea at Charlie's instruction, as he fears Donald knows too much and could provide authorities information in the Tate-LaBianca murders; the family members, including Charlie, are arrested and indicted on the murders. From jail, Manson accrues a cult following of young people who speak out in his support to the media. In 1996, while Jack Wilson is working on the documentary, a group of heroin-addled countercultural goths inspired by the Manson family break into the office and shoot him to death before taking turns stabbing him.
After, they brutally murder a young punk wearing a Manson t-shirt. Marcello Games as Charlie Manson Marc Pitman as Tex Watson Leslie Orr as Patty Krenwinkel Maureen Allisse as Sadie Atkins Amy Yates as Leslie Van Houten Jim Van Bebber as Bobby Tom Burns as Clem Grogan Michelle Briggs as Linda Kasabian Sherri Rickman as Snake Nate Pennington as Shorty Carl Day as Jack Wilson Corral Day as Franklin Riley The film had a long and troubled production history. Director Jim Van Bebber financed the production starting in 1988, continued to shoot it sporadically on weekends and off days on rain. Despite support from various people, including members of the band Skinny Puppy, who provided a musical score, the film remained incomplete. A rough cut version screened at a number of festivals during 1997, including at the Fantasia Film Festival in July of that year. In 2003, Dark Sky Films stepped in with the funds to finish the film properly, it has since been released theatrically and on home video. Phil Anselmo of Pantera and Superjoint Ritual, a personal friend of Van Bebber, contributed $1000 to the production of the film, as well as “about 80%” of the film’s soundtrack.
He provides his voice as Satan in the Tate Murders sequence. Despite not being banned in any country in the world, it is classified harshly in all countries of the world due to its graphic violence and sexuality; the Manson Family received mixed to positive reviews. Official website The Manson Family on IMDb The Manson Family at AllMovie The Manson Family at Box Office Mojo The Manson Family at Rotten Tomatoes
Olivia Vivian is an Australian artistic gymnast who competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics. After competing at the 2008 Olympics, Vivian competed for Oregon State University in NCAA gymnastics for four years, she competed in the 2005, 2006, 2014 World Championships. Vivian won a silver medal with the Australian team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Olivia Vivian was born on 13 July 1989 in Australia, her father, was a plumber, her mother, Gillian, is a real estate agent. She started gymnastics when she was eight after being in ballet, her first gym was Claremont P. C. Y. C, her first coach was Julia Clapsis, her favourite apparatus is uneven bars. Her father died of cancer in 2013, she is in a relationship with Ben Polson. Vivian competed at both 2006 World Championships. In 2005, she finished thirteenth on uneven bars, in 2006, she finished twelfth on uneven bars and sixth with the team. Vivian was selected to represent Australia at the 2008 Summer Olympics where she competed on uneven bars, she scored a 14.925 in the qualification round which helped Australia qualify fifth into the team final.
In the team final, Vivian scored a 15.100 to help Australia finish in a historic sixth place. Vivian competed for the Oregon State Beavers, she was limited to uneven bars her freshman year due to multiple injuries. She helped Oregon State win the 2011 PAC-10 Conference Championships, their first Conference title since 1996. Vivian was the PAC-10 Co-Champion on uneven bars, she finished sixth at the NCAA Championships. In her senior year, she was the 2012 NCAA Regional Co-Champion on uneven bars. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Vivian competed on all four events and helped her team win the silver medal. Despite having the 4th highest bar score on the uneven bars, she did not qualify into the apparatus event finals because of the two-per country rule, she qualified eleventh into the all-around final with a score of 50.765, the highest of the Australian gymnasts. In the all-around final, she finished fifth with a score of 52.632. Vivian was selected to compete at the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships where she helped her team finish seventh.
Olivia Vivian retired from gymnastics in October of 2016, she joined Cirque Du Soleil. In 2017 she was a competitor in the inaugural season of Australian Ninja Warrior. In July 2018, she competed on Australian Ninja Warrior again for season 2, she was the only woman to make it to the Grand Final. She competed on American Ninja Warrior: USA vs; the World in 2019 alongside Jack Wilson, (Australian Ninja Warrior contestant, Bryson Klein, Ashlin Herbert, Australian Ninja Warrior contestant and boyfriend, Ben Polson from Australian Ninja Warrior. In 2019, she became the only woman to make it to the Grand Final 2 years in a row. Olivia Vivian on Twitter Olivia Vivian on Facebook Olivia Vivian on Gymnastics Australia
Walter H. Dalton is an American attorney and politician who served as the 33rd Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina. A member of the Democratic Party, he served six terms in the state senate before his election to the office of lieutenant governor in 2008. Dalton was the Democratic nominee for Governor of North Carolina in 2012, he lost the general election to former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory. Dalton was born in Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, North Carolina to Charles Dalton, a former state senator, Amanda Dalton, a schoolteacher, he earned a B. S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1971, earned a J. D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law in 1975. Dalton worked in the Audit Department of Union Trust Company between 1971 and 1972, he clerked for Woodrow W. Jones, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, between 1975 and 1977, he worked for many years as an attorney based in North Carolina.
He joined the law firm of Hamrick, Nanney & Dalton, LLP in 1977 and left in 2000. Dalton represented constituents in Cleveland and Rutherford counties in the North Carolina General Assembly, his district was the 37th Senate district, but it was renumbered as the 46th in the redistricting following the 2000 United States Census. Dalton's legislative career began in 1996 when he challenged freshman incumbent Republican State Senator Dennis Davis; the general election was close, with Dalton being declared the winner by a margin of 50.38%–49.62%, after a recount. Davis tried to win back the seat in 1998, but Dalton won by a larger margin, 54.86%–45.14%. In 2000, he defeated Scott Neisler, 55%–45%. In 2002, he defeated Republican nominee John Weatherly, 52%–45%. In 2004, he defeated Republican nominee Jim Testa, 53%–47%. In 2006, he defeated Republican nominee Wes Westmoreland, 54%–46%. In the State Senate, Dalton served as co-chair of the Senate Education Committee and co-chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
During his time as a State Senator, Dalton focused on improving education. Dalton worked to increase teacher pay while reducing class sizes. In 2003, Dalton sponsored the Innovative Education Initiatives Act, establishing North Carolina’s award-winning network of Early College High Schools; the Early Colleges are a system of high schools partnered with institutions of higher learning that allow students to graduate with both a high school diploma and either an associate degree or college credit in five years. He supported increasing funding for the state’s public university and community college systems during his tenure; as a State Senator, Dalton developed a reputation as a pro-business Democrat. He promoted incentives to help attract new businesses to North Carolina and relief to small business owners. In 2006, Dalton helped establish Chimney Rock State Park. Senate Education Committee Senate Appropriations Committee In 2007, Dalton announced that he would seek the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina in 2008.
He won the Democratic primary on May 6, 2008, defeating Hampton Dellinger, Patrick Smathers, Dan Besse. He won the general election on November 4, 2008 against the Republican nominee, former State Senator Robert Pittenger; as lieutenant governor, Walter Dalton continued his work to improve education in North Carolina and served as the chairman of the Joining Our Businesses and Schools Commission. The commission included education leaders. Through his work on the JOBS Commission, Dalton led a bipartisan effort to strengthen the relationship between private businesses and schools to help improve job training. Dalton served as the Chairman of the North Carolina Logistics Task Force. Through his work on the task force, he helped the state identify new ways to help move goods and people across the state. Dalton helped establish a small business assistance fund to help businesses across the state secure the credit necessary to expand and create jobs. After first-term Governor Beverly Perdue announced that she would not seek a second term in 2012, Dalton announced that he would be a candidate for governor.
Ahead of the May 8 Democratic primary, Dalton was endorsed by The Charlotte Observer, which described him as "well-versed in both the legislative and executive branches and in the crucial issues facing the state" and as "battle-tested," making him the strongest general election candidate. The Winston-Salem Journal endorsed Dalton, writing that he had "considerable success as a legislator and played a major role in launching North Carolina's successful Early College program." Dalton won the May 8 primary, defeating former U. S. Congressman Bob Etheridge and State Representative Bill Faison 46%–38%–6%. During the general election, polls gave McCrory anywhere from a two to 14-point advantage. Rasmussen Reports released a poll August 4 showing Dalton trailing McCrory by 5 points. In first quarter campaign finance reports, Dalton reported raising about $1 million less than McCrory's campaign. Dalton reported having $670,356.14 cash on hand at the end of the reporting period on April 21. McCrory reported having $3.1 million.
In October 2012, the News and Observer endorsed Dalton for the general election, writing that "on the merits of experience, knowledge and judgment, is extraordinarily well equipped to give North Carolina the executive leadership it needs." In 2008, the newspaper had endorsed McCrory. Following the end of his term as lieutenant governor, Dalton was hired by Gardner-Webb University to teach a class on Southern politics and to serve as a special counsel to the university's president. Several months he was selected as president of Isothermal Commu