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Skyhooks (band)

Skyhooks were an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne in March 1973 by mainstays Greg Macainsh on bass guitar and backing vocals, Imants "Freddie" Strauks on drums. They were soon joined by Bob "Bongo" Starkie on guitar and backing vocals, Red Symons on guitar and keyboards. Described as a glam rock band, because of flamboyant costumes and make-up, Skyhooks addressed teenage issues including buying drugs in "Carlton", suburban sex in "Balwyn Calling", the gay scene in "Toorak Cowboy" and loss of girlfriends in "Somewhere in Sydney" by namechecking Australian locales. According to music historian, Ian McFarlane " made an enormous impact on Australian social life". Skyhooks had #1 albums on the Australian Kent Music Report with their 1974 debut, Living in the 70's, its 1975 follow-up, Ego Is Not a Dirty Word, their #1 singles were "Horror Movie" and "Jukebox in Siberia". Symons became a radio and television personality. Strachan had solo releases since 1976 and left the band in 1978 and was a radio and television presenter.

With altered line-ups, Skyhooks continued until they disbanded on 8 June 1980. In 1992, Skyhooks were inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association Hall of Fame. Lead singer, Strachan died on 29 August 2001, aged 49, in a helicopter crash, their original lead singer, Steve Hill, died in October 2005, aged 52, of liver cancer. In 2011, the Skyhooks album Living in the 70s was added to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Sounds of Australia registry. Greg Macainsh and Imants "Freddie" Strauks both attended Norwood High School in the Melbourne suburb of Ringwood and formed Spare Parts in 1966 with Macainsh on bass guitar and Strauks on lead vocals. Spare Parts was followed by Sound Pump in 1968, Macainsh formed Reuben Tice in Eltham, with Tony Williams on vocals. By 1970 Macainsh was back with Strauks, now on drums, first in Claptrap and by 1971 in Frame which had Graeme "Shirley" Strachan as lead vocalist. Frame included Pat O'Brien on guitar and Cynthio Ooms on guitar.

Strachan had befriended Strauks earlier—he sang with Strauks on the way to parties—and was asked to join Claptrap, renamed as Frame. Strachan stayed in Frame for about 18 months but left for a career in carpentry and a hobby of surfing in Phillip Island. Skyhooks formed in March 1973 in Melbourne with Steve Hill on vocals, Peter Ingliss on guitar, Macainsh on bass guitar and backing vocals, Peter Starkie on guitar and backing vocals and Strauks on drums and backing vocals; the name, came from a fictional organisation in the 1956 film Earth vs. the Flying Saucers. Their first gig was on 16 April 1973 at St Jude's Church hall in Carlton. At a gig, former Daddy Cool frontman, Ross Wilson was playing in his group Mighty Kong with Skyhooks as a support act. Wilson signed Macainsh to a publishing deal. In August, Bob "Bongo" Starkie on guitar replaced his older brother Peter and Ingliss was replaced by Red Symons on guitar and keyboards; the two new members added a touch of humour to the band's visual presence.

By late 1973, Wilson had convinced Michael Gudinski to sign the band to his booking agency, Australian Entertainment Exchange, to Gudinski's label, Mushroom Records. Skyhooks gained a cult following around Melbourne including university intelligentsia and pub rockers, but a poorly received show at the January 1974 Sunbury Pop Festival saw the group booed off stage. Two tracks from their live set, "Hey What's the Matter?" and "Love on the Radio" appeared on Mushroom's Highlights of Sunbury'74. After seeing his performance on TV, Hill resigned. To replace Hill, in March, Macainsh recruited occasional singer and carpenter Strachan from his Frame era. Strachan had been dubbed "Shirley" by fellow surfers due to his curly blond hair a la Shirley Temple. For Skyhooks, the replacement of Hill by Strachan was a pivotal moment, as Strachan had remarkable vocal skills, a magnetic stage and screen presence. Alongside Macainsh's lyrics, another facet of the group was the twin-guitar sound of Starkie and Symons.

Adopting elements of glam rock in their presentation, lyrics that presented frank depictions of the social life of young Australia in the 1970s, the band shocked conservative middle Australia with their outrageous costumes, make-up, on-stage activities. A 1.2 metre high mushroom-shaped phallus was confiscated by Adelaide police after a performance. Six of the ten tracks on their debut album, Living in the 70's, were banned by the Federation of Australian Commercial Broadcasters for their sex and drug references, "Toorak Cowboy", "Whatever Happened to the Revolution?", "You Just Like Me Cos I'm Good in Bed", "Hey What's the Matter", "Motorcycle Bitch" and "Smut". Much of the group's success derived from its distinctive repertoire penned by bass guitarist Macainsh, with an occasional additional song from Symons—who wrote "Smut" and performed its lead vocals. Although Skyhooks were not the first Australian rock band to write songs in a local setting—rather than ditties about love or songs about New York or other foreign lands—they were the first to become commercially successful doing so.

Skyhooks songs addressed teenage issues including buying drugs, suburban sex, the gay scene and loss of girlfriends ("Some

Urbain Le Verrier

Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier FRS HFRSE was a French astronomer and mathematician who specialized in celestial mechanics and is best known for predicting the existence and position of Neptune using only mathematics. The calculations were made to explain discrepancies with Uranus's orbit and the laws of Kepler and Newton. Le Verrier sent the coordinates to Johann Gottfried Galle in Berlin. Galle found Neptune in the same night he received Le Verrier's letter, within 1° of the predicted position; the discovery of Neptune is regarded as a dramatic validation of celestial mechanics, is one of the most remarkable moments of 19th-century science. Le Verrier was born at Saint-Lô, France, in a modest bourgeois family, being his parents, Louis-Baptiste Le Verrier and Marie-Jeanne-Josephine-Pauline de Baudre, studied at École Polytechnique, he studied chemistry under Gay-Lussac, writing papers on the combinations of phosphorus and hydrogen, phosphorus and oxygen. He switched to astronomy celestial mechanics, accepted a job at the Paris Observatory.

He spent most of his professional life there, became that institution's Director, from 1854 to 1870 and again from 1873 to 1877. In 1846, Le Verrier became a member of the French Academy of Sciences, in 1855, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Le Verrier's name is one of the 72 names inscribed on the Eiffel Tower. Le Verrier's first work in astronomy was presented to the Académie des Sciences in September 1839, entitled Sur les variations séculaires des orbites des planètes; this work addressed the most-important question in astronomy: the stability of the Solar System, first investigated by Laplace. He was able to derive some important limits on the motions of the system, but due to the inaccurately-known masses of the planets, his results were tentative. From 1844 to 1847, Le Verrier published a series of works on periodic comets, in particular those of Lexell, Faye and DeVico, he was able to show some interesting interactions with the planet Jupiter, proving that certain comets were the reappearance of previously-known comets flung into different orbits.

Le Verrier's most famous achievement is his prediction of the existence of the unknown planet Neptune, using only mathematics and astronomical observations of the known planet Uranus. Encouraged by physicist Arago, Director of the Paris Observatory, Le Verrier was intensely engaged for months in complex calculations to explain small but systematic discrepancies between Uranus's observed orbit and the one predicted from the laws of gravity of Newton. At the same time, but unknown to Le Verrier, similar calculations were made by John Couch Adams in England. Le Verrier announced his final predicted position for Uranus's unseen perturbing planet publicly to the French Academy on 31 August 1846, two days before Adams's final solution was mailed to the Royal Greenwich Observatory. Le Verrier transmitted his own prediction by 18 September in a letter to Johann Galle of the Berlin Observatory; the letter arrived five days and the planet was found with the Berlin Fraunhofer refractor that same evening, 23 September 1846, by Galle and Heinrich d'Arrest within 1° of the predicted location near the boundary between Capricorn and Aquarius.

There was, to an extent still is, controversy over the apportionment of credit for the discovery. There is no ambiguity to the discovery claims of Le Verrier, d'Arrest. Adams's work was begun earlier than Le Verrier's but was finished and was unrelated to the actual discovery. Not the briefest account of Adams's predicted orbital elements was published until more than a month after Berlin's visual confirmation. Adams made full public acknowledgement of Le Verrier's priority and credit when he gave his paper to the Royal Astronomical Society in November 1846: I mention these dates to show that my results were arrived at independently, to the publication of those of M. Le Verrier, not with the intention of interfering with his just claims to the honours of the discovery. Early in the 19th century, the methods of predicting the motions of the planets were somewhat scattered, having been developed over decades by many different researchers. In 1847, Le Verrier took on the task to "... embrace in a single work the entire planetary system, put everything in harmony if possible, declare with certainty that there are as yet unknown causes of perturbations...", a work which would occupy him for the rest of his life.

Le Verrier began by re-evaluating, to the 7th order, the technique of calculating the planetary perturbations known as the perturbing function. This derivation, which resulted in 469 mathematical terms, was complete by 1849, he next collected observations of the positions of the planets as far back as 1750. Examining these and correcting for inconsistencies with the most recent data occupied him until 1852. Le Verrier published, in the Annales de l'Observatoire de Paris, tables of the motions of all of the known planets, releasing them as he completed them, starting in 1858; the tables formed the fundamental ephemeris of the Connaissance des Temps, the astronomical almanac of the Bureau des Longitudes, until about 1912. About that time, Le Verrier's work on the outer planets was expanded by Gaillot. Le Verrier


Accellion, Inc. is a Palo Alto, California-based private cloud solutions company focused on secure file sharing and collaboration. Users are able to access and share enterprise content from any device while maintaining compliance and security. Accellion software supports deployment off-premises. Accellion was founded in 1999 in Singapore by S Mohan and Nikhil Jhingan, focused on providing distributed file storage management and backup technology. Beginning in 2001, the company moved its headquarters to Palo Alto, CA and concentrated its business on file transfer technology. From 2009 to 2012, the company grew focused on the security and the compliance aspects of file sharing. In September 2000, Accellion raised $33 million in venture funding from Barings Private Equity and in April 2012, it raised an additional $12 million in from Riverwood Capital, bringing the company's total funding to $45 million. In Gartner's 2014 magic quadrant report, Accellion was named a leader in enterprise file synchronization and sharing.

That same year, Accellion was named a leader in mobile content management by Aragon Research. Accellion was again positioned in the Gartner's leaders quadrant in 2015. According to The Wall Street Journal, Accellion was valued at $500 million in 2014. Accellion released its first file transfer appliance in a physical, on-premises appliance. Ogilvy & Mather was Accellion’s first enterprise customer and won Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders 2005, Best in Class award for its implementation of Accellion file transfer. In March 2011, Accellion released its Secure Collaboration product. Industry research firm, the 451 Group, has characterized Accellion as having grown into the collaboration market from its file-transfer roots. In 2012, the company introduced Accellion Mobile File Sharing packages for Enterprise and Individuals; the packages included. Early demand for the company's file transfer applications came from organizations that needed to transfer large files, including advertising and marketing firms and universities.

Accellion provided an email attachment application for reducing email storage and improving email performance by offloading file transfers from email. The company provided its clients with a mobile product called Accellion Mobile Productivity Suite, which let users create and collaborate on Microsoft Word and PowerPoint files on mobile devices. In January 2014, Accellion launched kiteworks, it is a secure mobile file-sharing product that enables users to work on files and projects remotely. The software integrates with SharePoint, Open Text, Home Drive, Windows File Shares, Box, OneDrive, Google Drive. In November 2014, Accellion introduced a secure mobile platform to the kiteworks suite, which allows employees to securely access and share content from third-party providers from their laptops, smartphones and wearable devices. Official website

2020 FFA Cup

The 2020 FFA Cup is the seventh season of the FFA Cup, the main national soccer knockout cup competition in Australia. 32 teams will contest the competition proper, including 10 A-League teams and 22 Football Federation Australia member federation teams determined through individual federation qualifying rounds, plus the reigning National Premier Leagues Champion. A total of 32 teams are scheduled to participate in the 2020 FFA Cup competition proper, ten of which are from the A-League, one the 2019 National Premier Leagues Champion, the remaining 21 teams from FFA member federations, as determined by the qualifying rounds; the bottom two clubs in the 2019–20 A-League season will play-off for a spot in the Round of 32, the new expansion A-League club will not appear in the tournament until the following year. A-League clubs represent the highest level in the Australian league system, whereas member federation clubs come from Level 2 and below; the current season tier of member federation clubs is shown in parentheses.

FFA member federations teams compete in various state-based preliminary rounds to win one of 21 places in the competition proper. With the exception of youth teams affiliated directly with A-League clubs, all Australian clubs are eligible to enter the qualifying process through their respective FFA member federation, however only one team per club is permitted entry in the competition; the preliminary rounds operate within a consistent national structure whereby club entry into the competition is staggered in each state/territory leading to round 7 with the winning clubs from that round gaining direct entry into the Round of 32. The 2020 edition of the tournament sees South Australia increasing from 1 to 2 qualifying places while NSW loses one place. Official website

Stuart Warren

Stuart Warren is a British organic chemist and author of chemistry textbooks aimed at university students. Warren was educated at Cheadle Hulme School near Manchester and read the Natural Sciences Tripos at Trinity College, Cambridge, he stayed at Cambridge to complete a PhD with Malcolm Clark, before moving to Harvard to do post-doctoral research with F. H. Westheimer. Dr Warren returned to Trinity as a research fellow and subsequently took up a post as a teaching fellow at Churchill College in 1971, he remained a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Chemistry at Cambridge until his retirement in 2006. He won the Royal Society of Chemistry Bader Award in 2002. Warren's research group is renowned for having produced some of the most successful organic chemistry academics in the UK, including: Professor Nick Greeves Professor Varinder Aggarwal, Professor Paul Wyatt Professor Jonathan Clayden Professor Peter O'Brien Professor Adam Nelson Professor Kelly Chibale Professor Iain Coldham Professor Nikolai Kuhnert Dr. David Fox Dr. Lorenzo Caggiano Professor Richard Hartley Dr. Julian Knight Dr. Jason Eames jer Pedersen Dr. Stephen Thomas Warren is well known for his university-level textbooks Chemistry of the Carbonyl Group, Designing Organic Syntheses: The Synthon Approach, Organic Synthesis: The Disconnection Approach, its graduate-level sequel, Organic Synthesis: Strategy and Control.

He is best known as one of the authors of the best-selling undergraduate text Organic Chemistry, which he wrote with his former students Jonathan Clayden and Nick Greeves, fellow Cambridge lecturer Peter Wothers. Stuart Warren's Cambridge staff profile

Rife (Foetus album)

Rife is a live album by Foetus Corruptus released in 1988. It is an official bootleg released by J. G. Thirlwell with no record label credit; this album was released in three formats: a two-LP set on black vinyl, a two-LP picture disc set, a CD. Rife is Self Immolation #RIFLE 1 and #RIFLEPIC 1 for the picture disc. After its initial release, Jungle Records was authorized in 1988 to produce a limited edition official release of 2,000 albums split between the three formats. Jungle itself self-bootlegged Rife in 1996, producing 500 additional, unauthorized picture disc albums. In 1998, Jungle licensed Rife to Invisible Records. All songs by J. G. Thirlwell unless noted. "Fin" – 2:58 "Don't Hide It Provide It" –?: LP formats only "Honey I'm Home" – 7:47 "The Dipsomaniac Kiss" – 5:51 "English Faggot" – 6:12 "Grab Yr. Ankles" – 6:00 "Slut" – 3:25 "A Prayer for My Death" – 6:26 "¡Chingada!" – 8:00 "Hate Feeler" – 8:10 "The Fudge Punch" – 8:02 "Clothes Hoist" – 4:37 "Private War/Anything" – 11:21 omitted from Invisible CDMany of the songs have different titles on the black vinyl set.

"Slut" by Thirlwell's Flesh Volcano project. "Hate Feeler" is a cover of The Sensational Alex Harvey Band's "Faith Healer". "The Fudge Punch" by Thirlwell's Wiseblood project. Algis Kizysbass guitar Ted Parsonsdrums J. G. Thirlwell – vocals Raymond Wattskeyboards, guitar Norman Westberg – guitar Rife at Discogs Rife at