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Nick Bolkus

Nick Bolkus is a former Australian Labor Party politician. He was a member of the Senate from July 1981 to 2005, representing the state of South Australia. Bolkus was educated at Adelaide High School and the University of Adelaide, he was briefly a lawyer in 1974 and 1975. He moved into political advising and became a research officer for a number of Australian Labor Party members including Clyde Cameron, he unsuccessfully ran for the district of Torrens at the 1975 state election and for the Senate at the 1977 federal election. He entered politics as a Senator for South Australia following the 1980 Australian federal election. Bolkus stayed on the back bench for his first seven years in Parliament. Bolkus was promoted to the outer Ministry as Minister for Consumer Affairs and Minister Assisting the Treasurer for Prices. Bolkus became a Cabinet Minister for five years, as Minister for Administrative Services, Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Multicultural Affairs.

After the end of the Keating Government, Bolkus was a member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry from March 1996 to November 2001. He remained on the back bench for the final four years of his career in Parliament. Bolkus was first elected to the Federal Ministry in February 1988 as Minister for Consumer Affairs and Minister Assisting the Treasurer for Prices. In this portfolio he introduced world leading legislation to protect the privacy of individuals in their relationships with credit data agencies, he was responsible for introducing the Banking Ombudsman, streamlining National Uniform Food Laws, introducing a series of Codes of Conduct protecting consumers, initiating enquiries into the pricing practices of the computer software and book industries. Bolkus was appointed to Cabinet in 1990 as Minister for Administrative Services, a portfolio which he held until the 1993 election. In this portfolio he introduced comprehensive legislation for the disclosure of political donations, he was responsible for the transition of the Department to a commercialised and competitive body.

Bolkus drove a structural reform agenda which radically reformed the supply of services to Government. The Agenda commercialised much of the Government's supply facilities, it was managed without a day lost to industrial action. At the same time, he used the extensive reach of a department which had responsibility in such areas as Commonwealth property ownership, construction and the Australian Electoral Commission, to pursue the government's environmental and industry policy agenda in the Information Technology area. In 1993 Bolkus was appointed Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Multicultural Affairs, he held these portfolios until the 1996 election. In these positions, Bolkus drove a reform agenda which aimed at making both the Department's and Government's immigration and multicultural policies more relevant to Australia's social and humanitarian needs. Most he drove a major restructure of the Department. Major reforms were implemented in Australia's economic migration infrastructure.

The achievements of this 3-year period include a radical restructure of both the Department and policy, including: rewriting Australia's Migration laws recognition of the importance of temporary business entry through initiatives such as the APEC card "invisible visa" entry for Tourism, the Business "life of passport" visa fundamental restructuring of the business migration program the first review of the Australian Citizenship Act since its 1948 introduction the establishment of the Refugee Review Tribunal the revision of Australia's Oath and Allegiance by removing reference to the Queen the introduction of a major Citizenship Promotion program increase in the annual migration and refugee programsBolkus has been an advocate of a non-discriminatory migration program and multiculturalism. These issues were among his main reasons for joining the Australian Labor Party in 1966. In Government, Senator Bolkus progressed Australia's "Productive Diversity" policies which encourage awareness and deployment of the economic benefits of Australia's multicultural society.

Nick Bolkus was the Shadow Attorney-General and Minister for Justice from 1996 to the 1998 Federal election. He played a leading role in issues such as Constitutional change towards an Australian Republic, access to Justice, he carried the debate for the Opposition on the Wik Native Title legislation, the longest Committee debate in the Senate's history. Bolkus was appointed to this portfolio after the 1998 election, he came to it after years of Ministerial involvement in environmental issues, including as Minister for Administrative Services, through the establishment of an Environmental Futures team with the task of "Greening" the Government's construction, energy use and purchasing policies. As Shadow Minister he formulated policies to address Australia's major environmental challenges, including water and greenhouse gas emissions and carbon trading. Bolkus has served on and Chaired a number of Parliamentary Committees in the areas of Legal and Constitutional Affairs,Foreign Affairs, Industrial Relations, Corporation Legislation, Indigenous Affairs, Human Rights He was Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs.

He represented the Australian Parliament at the 1983 and 1984 Constitutional Conventions and at the 41st General Assembly of the United Nations in 1986. In 2003, Bolkus was accused and attacked by Wo

John Mackenzie (banker)

John Mackenzie was a Scottish banker and Provost of Inverness. Mackenzie was the ninth son of Alexander Mackenzie of Portmore and Anne, the eldest daughter of Colin Mackenzie of Kilcoy. Mackenzie was for many years a successful agent in Inverness for the Bank of Scotland ( and Commissioner for the Redcastle and Flowerburn estates, he took a leading part in local Liberal politics and, following the passage of the Municipal Reform Act in 1833, was unanimously elected the first post-reform Provost of Inverness. The Inverness Courier for 25 September 1833 records the presentation to him of a piece of plate, inscribed "by admirers of his public conduct and private character, residing in Inverness and neighbourhood. Mackenzie was urged to come forward as a candidate for Parliament and was offered the Governorship of Ceylon and of Mauritius, but declined to accept any of these invitations. Mackenzie’s overtly political activities did not find favour with his employers and he was instructed to desist or to retire from service.

On 19 November 1834, the Inverness Courier recorded that "much regret was expressed that Mr John Mackenzie, found it necessary to resign the office of Provost of Inverness on account of ill-health". Mackenzie died on 28 October 1854. A flattering retrospective portrait of Mackenzie was painted by Isabel Anderson: "In those days, when everyone was more or less hospitable, the set of fine-looking courtly bankers, for whom Inverness was at that time noted, vied with each other in keeping open house, there was no one who dispensed hospitality with a more lavish hand, no one, more generous to all who needed help, than Mr Mackenzie, Ness House, agent for the Bank of Scotland. Not only did his birth and connections, his singularly aristocratic appearance and exquisite courtesy secure for him the undoubted precedence, but he was about the last to maintain in Inverness the manners and customs of a former generation, was in those days considered the beau ideal of a Highland gentleman of the olden time."

Mackenzie married the only child of Robert Pierson, a merchant of Riga. They had at least seven children, their grandchildren included Major-General Sir Colin John Mackenzie

Ente Ammu Ninte Thulasi Avarude Chakki

Ente Ammu Ninte Thulasi Avarude Chakki is 1985 family melodrama film in Malayalam, starring Balachandra Menon, Venu Nagavalli and Urvashi. The film was written by Balachandra Menon. S. Nandakumar a Dentist sets a trap for his friend Shakthi who once left her. Nandakumar invites him to his house for a vacation with him and introduces his wife "Thulasi" to him, his ex-lover. Nandakumar keeps telling him about his wife, and he tells him that she is not his wife and this was a trap to join them. Balachandra Menon as Dr. S. Nandakumar Menon Venu Nagavalli as Shakthi/Ouseppu/Joseph Urvashi as Ammu / Thulasi / Chakki Bharath Gopi as Thega Chellappan Pillai Kaviyoor Ponnamma as Sathyabhama Sankaradi as Vasu Pillai Seema as Elsi Thodupuzha Vasanthi T. P. Madhavan Baiju as Cameo Appearance Kollam Ajith as Cameo Appearance The music was composed by Kannur Rajan and the lyrics were written by O. N. V. Kurup. Ente Ammu Ninte Thulasi Avarude Chakki on IMDb Ente Ammu Ninte Thulasi Avarude Chakki at Vinodakeralam.com

Malagueta pepper

Malagueta pepper, a variety of Capsicum frutescens, is a type of chili pepper used in Brazil, the Caribbean, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe. It is used in the Bahia state of Brazil, it got its name from the unrelated melegueta pepper from West Africa, because of a similar level of piquancy. It is a tapered chil that rates at about 5 cm in length, it has a range of 60,000 to 100,000 Scoville units. Two sizes are seen in markets, which sometimes have different names: the smaller ones are called malaguetinha in Brazil, as piri piri in Mozambique and in Portugal, though this name is now used for a newer, derived African cultivar, the piri piri pepper), while the larger ones are called malagueta in both Brazil and Portugal, they are not different varieties, just peppers of different maturities from the same plant. In Portugal, it is sometimes referred to as pimenta or chili, though other varieties are available in modern markets today, it is known in Angola by the names of jindungo, ndongo and pripíri in various local languages.

In Cape Verde, malagueta is called margueta in the Criola language. The first Europeans to have contact with this species were the crew members who accompanied Christopher Columbus when they first landed in the Caribbean in 1492. In addition to being a noble delicacy much appreciated by the ancient inhabitants of the Americas, it was used as a natural dye and, above all, as a medicine; the spicy capsaicin content of the chilis must have aroused the interest of the Portuguese, who for decades have been looking for easier sources for the then-rare black pepper of Asia. At the time of Columbus's arrival in the New World, the Portuguese traded from the Gulf of Guinea a popular African spice as a substitute for the black pepper: Aframomum melegueta, best known as melegueta pepper; the name was applied to the local chilis, as malagueta, because the chili's piquancy was reminiscent of Old World pepper. In the period of intense exchanges and trips, named today the Columbian exchange, between Europe and the Americas, Portuguese navigators took this new "malagueta" to Portugal and to Brazil, where it became known as chili, chile, or pimenta.

Less than a century after being brought to Europe, chili pepper, because of its qualities, spread to many other Old World cultures, including Arabia, Thailand and surrounding regions, integrating with local cuisines. This pepper is used to season many regional sauces in Brazil and Mozambique. In Portugal, it is used to season poultry dishes. In Brazil, what is now being sold as malagueta may well be a recent hybrid, while what is now referred to as malaguetinha, malagueta silvestre, malagueta caipira may well be the original malagueta, was the only malagueta on the market 30 years ago. While there have been claims that cumarim and pimenta cumarim are other names for malagueta, these are quite different and they appear to belong in the Capsicum chinense species. In the cuisine of São Tomé and Príncipe, piri-piri sauce made with malagueta peppers is available as a condiment in restaurants throughout São Tomé and Príncipe, as well as in Portugal. In the Dominican Republic, malagueta with allspice to make a preparation called pimenta dioica.

Malaguest chilis were featured in Woman on Top, a 2000 American fantasy and romantic comedy film directed by Fina Torres and starring Penélope Cruz, in which Cruz's character, creates enchanting Afro-Brazilian dishes for a television cooking show, the show's producer, played by Mark Feuerstein, keys in on the pepper's spicy allure and Isabella's sensuality. The film's promotional material features Cruz holding a pepper. Piri Piri Siling labuyo Tabasco pepper List of Capsicum cultivars

Saber Interactive

Saber Interactive Incorporated is an American video game developer based in Maplewood, New Jersey, founded in 2001. The company has regional offices in Saint Petersburg, Madrid and Sundsvall. Saber Interactive employs 600 people as of October 2018. Saber was acquired by Embracer Group in February 2020 for $525 million, making the studio a direct subsidiary. Saber Interactive was founded in 2001 by Andrey Iones, Matthew Karch, Anton Krupkin. Of them, Karch serves as chief executive officer for the company. Saber develops and uses a proprietary game engine, the Saber3D engine, introduced with TimeShift. In October 2019, Saber Interactive acquired Bigmoon Entertainment, a game developer of forty people based in Porto, rebranded it Saber Porto. Embracer Group acquired Saber in a US$525 million deal in February 2020, consisting of US$150 million upfront payment and US$375 million over the following three years based on performance. Saber became the fifth direct subsidiary under Embracer and leaving it to manage its five internal studios.

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Albright special

The Albright special or Albright knot is a bend used in angling. It is a strong knot used to tie two different diameters of line together, for instance to tie monofilament to braid; the Albright is smooth and passes through guides when required. Some anglers coat the knot with a rubber based cement to make it smoother and more secure; as this is an angling bend, it is appropriate for use in fishing line such as monofilament, finer, more rigid, more slippery than'conventional' cords. Regular knots tied in such cord tend to behave unreliably. For the Albright special, it is important to wind the turns neatly around the loop of larger line and dress the knot so that each turn sits tight. For a more general-purpose bend to join more conventional lines of different diameters, see sheet bend. Sheet bend Surgical knot List of bend knots List of knots Animated Albright knot video and Step by Step Procedure Video instructions on how to tie an Albright knot Grog. "Albright knot". Animated Knots. Retrieved 31 May 2018