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Radio Academy Awards

The Radio Academy Awards, started in 1983, were the most prestigious awards in the British radio industry. For most of their existence, they were run by ZAFER Associates, but in latter years were brought under the control of The Radio Academy; the awards were referred to by the name of their first sponsor, Sony, as The Sony Awards, The Sony Radio Awards or variations. In August 2013, Sony announced the end of its sponsorship agreement with The Radio Academy after 32 years; the awards were named The Radio Academy Awards. In November 2014, it was announced that The Radio Academy would not be holding the awards in 2015, would be looking for other ways to recognise achievement in the future; the awards were relaunched in 2016 as the Radio Industry Awards. The awards were organised into various categories, with nominees being announced a few weeks before the main awards ceremony; the categories varied each year, were decided by an annual committee, with the aim to include all the main areas from music and speech through to radio drama and sport, not discriminating against station size, or niche categories.

In most categories, five entries were shortlisted with the top three awarded Bronze and Gold. Some categories only three entries were shortlisted, with only a Gold winner awarded. In a number of special categories there was no shortlist a winner; the 26th Sony Radio Academy Awards ceremony, hosted by Paul Gambaccini, was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 12 May 2008. The BBC World Service won four awards, including Journalist of the Year for Owen Bennett-Jones. Guests included Edwyn Collins, Joan Collins, Boris Johnson, Al Murray, Will Young who all presented awards; the 25th Sony Radio Academy Awards ceremony, hosted by Paul Gambaccini and Terry Wogan, was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 30 April 2007. The Sony Broadcasters' Broadcaster Award, a special prize to mark the 25th year of the awards, was given to John Peel, who died in 2004; the award was received by Peel's widow. Guests included a selection of actors and broadcasters who all presented awards; the 24th Sony Radio Academy Awards ceremony, hosted by Paul Gambaccini, was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 8 May 2006.

Stephen Nolan became the first person to win seven gold Sony awards. Guests included Dame Edna Everage, Lenny Henry and Jeff Wayne who all presented awards; the 23rd Sony Radio Academy Awards ceremony, hosted by Paul Gambaccini, was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 9 May 2005. The BBC won 22 awards including 5 awards for BBC Radio 1. Guests included Alice Cooper, the tennis player Annabel Croft, TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher, BBC Radio 4's Sue MacGregor, Ulrika Jonsson, Heather McCartney and Shakin Stevens who all presented awards; the 22nd Sony Radio Academy Awards ceremony, hosted by Paul Gambaccini, was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 12 May 2004. Commercial radio won a number of the top awards but BBC Radio 4 retained the UK Station of the Year award. Guests included Sir Elton John, Penny Lancaster, Amy Winehouse who all presented awards; the 21st Sony Radio Academy Awards ceremony, hosted by Paul Gambaccini, was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 8 May 2003.

BBC Radio 4 won six awards including UK Station of the Year. Guests included Grace Jones, Sam Fox, Tony Blackburn, Meatloaf who all presented awards; the 20th Sony Radio Academy Awards ceremony, hosted by Paul Gambaccini, was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 2 May 2002. BBC Radio 4 won the most awards. Guests included the singers Jarvis Cocker and Feargal Sharkey, actress Janet Suzman, the girl group Sugababes who all presented awards; the 19th Sony Radio Academy Awards ceremony, hosted by Paul Gambaccini, was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 30 April 2001. The BBC won gold awards in 23 out of 30 categories. A new category, Digital Terrestrial Station, was introduced; the winner of the lifetime achievement award, Chris Tarrant, criticised the commercial sector for suppressing spontaneity in radio. The 18th Sony Radio Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 2 May 2000. BBC Radio 4 was the most nominated station, with 24 entries, received four awards.

Guests included the actors Jenny Agutter and Christopher Lee, Chris Smith, Dale Winton, who all presented awards. The 17th Sony Radio Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 28 April 1999 and was hosted by Kirsty Young and Paul Gambaccini. "Awards Win For Radio Wrinklies". AM/FM. May 1993. Retrieved 19 January 2018."Prize-winning radio programmes". Annual Report and Handbook 1984. London: BBC. 1983. P. 20. ISBN 0 563 20262 9. Retrieved 11 January 2018."Prize-winning radio programmes". Annual Report and Handbook 1985. London: BBC. 1984. P. 17. ISBN 0 563 20371 4. Retrieved 11 January 2018."Prize-winning radio programmes". Annual Report and Handbook 1986. London: BBC. 1985. P. 21. ISBN 0 563 20448 6. Retrieved 12 January 2018."Prize-winning radio programmes". Annual Report and Handbook 1987. London: BBC. 1986. P. 21. ISBN 0 563 20542 3. Retrieved 13 January 2018."Awards". Annual Report and Accounts 1987 - 88. London: BBC. 1988. P. 91. ISBN 0 563 20729 9. Retrieved 14 January 2018."Awards".

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Queensland Railways 1200 class

The 1200 class were a class of diesel locomotive built by English Electric, Bradford for Queensland Railways in 1953-1954. The 1200 class were rostered to haul The Sunlander between Brisbane and Cairns, The Westlander between Brisbane and Roma and The Inlander from Townsville to Mount Isa. A characteristic addition to the 1200s in 1961 was a sun visor to help reduce glare; as they became due for heavy overhauls in the late 1970s, they were withdrawn.1200 has been preserved by the Australian Railway Historical Society, is stored at Redbank Railway Workshops. In 1984, 1208 was rebuilt using parts from 1250 class locomotives 1252 and 1253, including a more powerful 1,145 kW engine to replace the original 962 kW EE 12SVT engine, while the body was modified to resemble a 1250 class, it earned the nickname "Hybrid" after this work and was renumbered 1225. It remained in service until 1987, based at Toowoomba working on the Southern line; the loco is now owned and is stored at Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway at Swanbank Queensland since it was moved there in mid-2010.

QPSR now want it out of their premises so now its future is uncertain

Jeevan Mukthi

Jeevan Mukthi or is a 1942 Telugu film produced by S. S. Vasan of Gemini Studios. Jeevudu, an untouchable cobbler, leads a saintly life with his wife son Bhavudu; because of his devotion, Lord Vishnu appears before him every day, eats whatever he is given as a prasad offering. Santha, the daughter of the proud and powerful Rajaguru, learning of this, visits his hut to discover whether it is true; when she witnesses it for herself, she informs her father of this wonder. Angry that his daughter has visited the house of an untouchable, he locks her up, he informs Jeevudu that the king's mother was performing a cheppula nomu and needs a thousand sandals by next morning. Jeevudu and his family can only make a few sandals, they fall asleep from exhaustion. Rajaguru lies to the king, persuading him to order Jeevudu to be imprisoned and to have his hands cut off and his eyes put out. With the help of a flower girl, Santha escapes from the chamber, she tells Seva what has happened to her son. When Seva goes to the jail and sees her blinded husband, she puts her own eyes out.

At this point, Lord Vishnu and his consort Sridevi appear in the form of tribals. They restore their devotees. Cast adapted from the song book. Aaragimpa Raara Vidu Aaragimpa Raara - P. Suribabu and group Veligimpuma Naalo Jyothi Thilakinchaga O Deva - P. Suribabu