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Sydney University Regiment

Sydney University Regiment is an officer-training regiment of the Australian Army Reserve. Its predecessor, the University Volunteer Rifle Corps, was raised in 1900 as a unit of the colonial New South Wales Defence Force. During the 20th century, several changes of name and role occurred. Sydney University Regiment is headquartered in Holsworthy Barracks and has detachments in Sydney and Wollongong; the University Volunteer Rifle Corps was raised on 17 November 1900, as part of the colonial military forces of New South Wales. The University of Sydney was the colony's only university at the time, two of its professors, T. W. Edgeworth-David and J. T. Wilson. VD, a former officer of the East Surrey Regiment, employed as a teacher of physics at the university, encouraged the formation of a volunteer military unit. Military training commenced in early 1901 with one hundred volunteers; the volunteers held their first parade in uniform that year, when visited by the Duke of York to become George V. The UVRC appeared in public for the first time at a review ceremony in Centennial Park on the occasion of the coronation of Edward VII.

In 1903, the UVRC changed its name to the Sydney University Scouts and the establishment had by doubled to two rifle companies. When "universal" boyhood conscription was introduced in 1911, the Scouts' numbers increased, since all eligible undergraduates of the university were drafted into it and it became a militia battalion. At this time it became responsible for the training of boy soldiers, the forerunner of today's Australian Cadet Corps, during their attendance at camps. On the outbreak of the World War I, over sixty percent of the Scouts enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force. Members of the Scouts served within the AIF. In mid-1918 a university company was recruited from students at the University of Sydney for active service in the AIF; the war ended. A regimental band of pipes and drums was formed in 1925. In 1927 the University Scouts were renamed the Sydney University Regiment. In recognition of its members' service in the Great War, Lieutenant-General Sir Harry Chauvel presented the regiment with its first King's and regimental colours.

A display was presented by the regiment's artillery unit. In 1929, King George V approved the SUR's affiliation with the 60th Regiment, The King's Royal Rifle Corps and the regiment's embellishments and badges of rank became black with a red felt backing; these distinctive arrangements are unique in the Australian Army. This alliance was maintained with The Royal Green Jackets of the British Army, the successor regiment to the KRRC until its amalgamation; the regiment per se was not mobilised. A notable example was Sir Arthur Roden Cutler, who had enlisted in the SUR Transport Platoon in 1936, he enlisted in the Second AIF and was awarded the Victoria Cross on 28 November 1941 "for most conspicuous and sustained gallantry, for outstanding bravery from 19th June to 16th July in Syria." Two other officers, Brigadier Victor Windeyer and Brigadier Ivan Dougherty distinguished themselves in battalion and brigade commands in the Near-East and the Pacific, prior to returning to civilian life. In 1960, the regiment's campus HQ was destroyed by fire.

National Service was introduced by the Menzies government in November 1964 and operated until December 1972. During this period, the regiment provided an alternative form of military service for university students. SUR during this period consisted of four rifle companies, a recruit-training company and an HQ and support company; the support company provided mortar, signal and transport platoons. This was a period of increasing student activism and, in particular, protests against conscription and Australia's participation in the Vietnam War. In May 1969, protesting students confronted a guard of honour for Sir Roden Cutler VC, honorary colonel of the regiment and governor of NSW; the regiment received new colours from the state governor, Rear Admiral Peter Sinclair. In 1997, the regiment came under command of the Royal Military College, tasked with conducting training that prepares part-time officer cadets for their final attendance at the college; the regiment now provides a series of training block courses in order to qualify officer cadets to graduate from the Royal Military College - Duntroon as a Lieutenant in the Australian Army Reserve.

An officer cadet must complete a total of five training blocks in order to graduate: TB1 - Officer Cadets complete the Army Reserve Recruit course run at 1 Recruit Training Battalion located at Kapooka. 1 RTB provides basic soldier training to all new members of the Australian Army, both regular and reserve. TB1 teaches cadets a range of skills including drill, weapons handling, Army Combatives, military tradition and field skills TB2 - TB2 runs for 16 days and builds on the skills learnt from recruit training to provide officer cadets with the skills and attributes required to operate as part of a section; this course teaches section formations and tactics which are practiced in the field. TB3 - This 16 day course trains and tests officer cadets to lead soldiers at the section commander level. Training includes the preparation and delivery of orders, military planning and tactical theories for combat. Officer cadets deploy to the field where they are assessed

Thomas Miller (North Carolina)

Thomas Miller was the acting colonial governor of North Carolina for about six months in 1677 during the absence of the official governor Thomas Eastchurch. During Miller's government, the Anti-Proprietors, led by John Culpeper, provoked the Culpeper's Rebellion. Miller a merchant and apothecary in Ireland, emigrated to North Carolina and settled in Albemarle County in 1673, where he secured leadership of the proprietary political faction. Miller was jailed for blasphemy and loathing towards the Lords Proprietors, although the Virginia Council acquitted him in May 1676. After the trial, he travelled with Thomas Eastchurch to London, where they convinced the Lords Proprietors that Eastchurch should govern Albemarle County. Miller was granted the titles of council member and customs collector. In 1677, Miller and Eastchurch travelled to Albemarle. Shortly after that, Eastchurch appointed Miller as the Interim Governor and President of the Executive Council of Albemarle, having obtained a commission.

Miller was nominated because after leaving London and embarking again to North Carolina together with Eastchurch, they had to stop temporarily at Nevis Island in the Caribbean. Eastchurch met and married a woman on the island before returning to North Carolina and spending his honeymoon there. During his absence, Miller occupied his place in the government of the county, being elected by Eastchurch because he was his fellow proprietary and travelling companion. Miller claimed the government of Albemarle county. During his role he punished the anti-proprietors for several offences which they had committed, he increased taxes and diverted public money in order to cover the salary of his armed guards. Miller jailed Zachariah Gillam for customs violations and he tried to jail George Durant, the leader of the anti-proprietary faction, which led to the Culpeper's Rebellion against him in Albemarle; the revolt began when Thomas Miller was apprehended by his opponents and imprisoned in a log house of about 10 or 11 square feet, purposely built for him.

Although Eastchurch arrived in Virginia in December 1678, he could not occupy the position of governor of Albemarle because of the developing revolution there. He demanded that the settlers should surrender their weapons, that all prisoners should be released. Furthermore, he recommended that a delegation should be formed with the aim of teaching those who visited Virginia the origin of the popular revolt, that Miller's government was to be restored. Although Eastchurch's demands were rejected, he was able to stop the advancement of the trial developing against Miller. Therefore. Miller travelled to London to complain to the Lords Proprietors, the Commissioners of Customs, the Privy Council about the events that had happened; because of this, the leaders of Culpeper's Rebellion, Zachariah Gillam and John Culpeper, were jailed after their arrival in London, although Gillam was released from jail because of the lack of evidence to prove the charges. Culpeper himself was absolved of his treason.

As compensation, the royal treasury paid Thomas Miller. In March 1681, he was appointed customs collector in England. However, in July 1682, he was incarcerated for embezzlement, he died in prison sometime in October 1685. Thomas Miller - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Al Capone (film)

Al Capone is a 1959 biographical crime drama film directed by Richard Wilson, written by Malvin Wald and Henry F. Greenberg, released by Allied Artists, it stars Rod Steiger as Al Capone. Steiger refused the producers' first offer to star in this film because he thought the initial screenplay inappropriately romanticized Capone and criminality. In an interview Steiger said, "I turned the picture down three times." According to TCM, he agreed to play the role. The finished film was noted for its deglamorized portrayal of the subject. Chicago, 1919: A young Al Capone arrives to work for mob boss Johnny Torrio, he meets Torrio's top man, "Big Jim" Colosimo, who runs business and politics in the First Ward while secretly on Torrio's payroll. Prohibition is enacted a year causing Torrio and other gangsters like Dean O'Banion, George "Bugs" Moran and Earl "Hymie" Weiss to compete for profits in bootleg liquor and beer. Torrio's rivals conspire to have his henchmen killed. A reform mayor is elected, so Torrio and Capone change their base of operations to Cicero, a few miles away.

Capone has O'Banion killed and makes a play for Maureen Flannery, the widow of one of Colosimo's men. Weiss and Moran return the favor by ordering Torrio to be shot. Capone retaliates by killing Weiss and forcing merchants throughout the city to pay for "protection." A sergeant in the Chicago police, Schaefer, is promoted to captain and vows to end the bloodshed and extortion and put Capone behind bars. With the heat on from the cops, a crooked newspaperman named Keely tries to bribe Schaefer but fails, he persuades Capone to move to Florida. From a safe distance, Capone masterminds the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, with several of Moran's men gunned down in a Chicago garage. Capone and Moran call a truce, but when he learns Keely has been helping a Moran plot to kill him, Capone ends the reporter's life instead. Maureen has her fill of Capone's corruption and violence, while Schaefer and the feds find a way to put Capone away—on charges of tax evasion, earning him 11 years at Alcatraz. Rod Steiger as Al Capone Nehemiah Persoff as Johnny Torrio Fay Spain as Maureen Flannery Joe De Santis as Big Jim Colosimo Martin Balsam as Mac Keely James Gregory as Schaefer Murvyn Vye as Bugs Moran Sandy Kenyon as Bones Corelli Clegg Hoyt as Lefty Films based on the lives of real-life gangsters had been banned under the Production Code.

This ban was lifted in the late 1950s leading to films like Baby Face Nelson. J. Edgar Hoover criticised a proposed movie about Pretty Boy Floyd was dropped; however in 1957 Lindley Parons and John Burrows announced they would make a film about Al Capone for Allied Artists. Jack De Witt was assigned to write the script; the script was worked on by Mal Wald and Henry Greenberg who were known for doing true life stories, including an episode of Climax! about Albert Anastasia. Rod Steiger was cast in the lead, he was persuaded once he read the script. Fay Spain was cast off the strength of her performance in a TV play. Filming started 16 September 1958."This isn't just another crime drama aimed at the sensational market," said Steiger. "I think its a good social document. It shows how an unscrupulous man can prey on society." Bosley Crowther in The New York Times commented that with so many old movies about Capone, it was uncertain whether a new one was needed, but that this film had the "modest justification" that "it has a strong documentary flavor and Rod Steiger is an odious skunk in the title role."

Variety called it "a tough and unsentimental account" and "also a well-made picture." The film won a Laurel Award as 1959's "Sleeper of the Year". It was the biggest new grosser at the US box office in May 1959 in third place behind Some Like It Hot and Imitation of Life, its box office performance was described as "phenomenal" and led to Allied making a number of biopic gangster films including The Big Bankroll and The George Raft Story. Al Capone's sister sued the filmmakers for $10 million not securing permission to make the film, citing invasion of privacy. A judge ruled in the filmmakers' favor. Capone's sister and son sued Desilu and other makers of The Untouchables for six million dollars and lost that suit too. List of American films of 1959 Al Capone on IMDb Overview and ratings from TCM

Walter Gilbert (pilot)

Walter Edwin Gilbert was a Canadian bush pilot and one of the founders of Pacific Western Airlines. Gilbert was born in Ontario, his father worked dredging the Saint Lawrence River. Father and son travelled to Lakeside near Montreal in 1910 to observe an airshow. In World War I, Gilbert joined Toronto, he returned to Canada to work in the Saint Lawrence. In 1921 he was a civilian flyer for the Canadian Air Force in British Columbia. In 1927 he flew forest patrols for the Forest Service. Gilbert landed a regular position with Western Canada Airways in 1928, he was posted to Cranberry Portage, Manitoba as service was in demand for a nearby Sherritt Gordon mine. Settlements along the MacKenzie River were delivered their mail by air. Punch Dickins introduced Gilbert to the run from Fort McMurray to Aklavik. In 1939 Gilbert's experiences on this route were recorded in Arctic Pilot. In 1930 Gilbert took Major L. T. Burwash on a search for Franklin's lost expedition, their aerial photographs of the Beaufort Sea were much appreciated by geographers.

Gilbert became a member of The Explorers Club, a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and of the Royal Geographical Society. For his service to Canadian aviation he was awarded the McKee Trophy in 1933. Charles Lindbergh piloting his Lockheed Sirius was in Aklavik in August 1931 and needed assistance getting aloft; as Morton reports Gilbert in'SK taxied ahead of them to create waves on the surface and to let the slipstream from his propeller assist the loaded Lockheed Sirius get up on his step. In 1939, as regional operations chief for Western Canada Airways, Gilbert directed Russ Baker to Fort St. John, British Columbia, near Pinchi Lake where service was needed to fly mercury; the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company of Canada Limited was supplying the increased demands brought on by war. The mine manager Emil Bronlund supplied Baker 400 flasks of mercury, 75 pounds each, in June 1940 to fly out. After the war Baker and Gilbert started Central British Columbia Airlines with financing from Karl John Springer.

The company was incorporated July 8, 1945 and for a while Gilbert was President. He and Baker stayed at Devonshire Hotel in Vancouver when the north country was undergoing freeze-up and spring break-up. Over-expenditures were repaid by Baker, but Gilbert balked and was fired by Springer in June 1947. From Chilliwack Gilbert provided crop dusting service, he moved to Point Roberts and became an American. He died June 18, 1986. Kathleen Schackleton Arctic Pilot: Life and Work on Northern Canadian Air Routes, the Experiences of Walter E. Gilbert Walter Edwin Gilbert from Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame

AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama

The Australian Film Institute Award for Best Lead Actress in Television Drama is awarded annually by the Australian Film Institute as part of the awards in television for excellence in acting in television drama by an actress. The first Award was made in 1986. Prior to 1990, two awards existed and were called Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini Series and Best Lead Actress in a Telefeature; the awards were merged in 1990 to become Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Telefeature or Mini Series which in 1991 was renamed Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Television Drama. In 2000, the Awards were again awarded in two categories, called Best Performance by an Actress in a Telefeature or Mini Series and Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Television Drama. In 2002, the Awards were again combined under the title Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Television Drama and two years in 2004, the Award was named Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Television Drama or Comedy. A separate comedy Award was established in 2006, this Award became Best Lead Actress in Television Drama.

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Tunisia men's national under-16 and under-17 basketball team

The Tunisian national under-17 basketball team, nicknamed Les Aigles de Carthage, is governed by the Tunisia Basketball Federation. It represents the country in international under-16 basketball competitions. 2010:Did not participate 2012:Did not participate 2014:Did not participate 2016:Did not participate 2009:Did not participate 2011:2nd Silver: 2013:3rd Bronze: 2015:7th 2017:4th 2019:6th Tunisia national basketball team Tunisia men's national under-20 basketball team Tunisia national under-19 basketball team Tunisia women's national under-17 basketball team Official website of the Tunisia Basketball Federation FIBA Profile Tunisia Basketball Records at FIBA Archive Afrobasket – Tunisian Men National Team U16/17