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The Courier-Mail

The Courier-Mail is a daily tabloid newspaper published in Brisbane, Australia. Owned by News Corp Australia, it is published daily from Monday to Saturday in tabloid format, its editorial offices are located at Bowen Hills, in Brisbane's inner northern suburbs, it is printed at Murarrie, in Brisbane's eastern suburbs. It is available for purchase throughout Queensland, most regions of Northern New South Wales and parts of the Northern Territory; the history of The Courier-Mail is through four mastheads. The Moreton Bay Courier became The Courier the Brisbane Courier and since 1933 The Courier-Mail; the Moreton Bay Courier was established as a weekly paper in June 1846. Issue frequency increased to bi-weekly in January 1858, tri-weekly in December 1859 daily under the editorship of Theophilus Parsons Pugh from 14 May 1861; the recognised founder and first editor was Arthur Sidney Lyon, assisted by its printer, James Swan, the mayor of Brisbane and member of Queensland Legislative Council. Lyon referred to as the "father of the Press" in the colony of Queensland, had served as a writer and journalist in Melbourne, moved on to found and edit journals such as Moreton Bay Free Press, North Australian and Darling Downs Gazette.

Lyon was encouraged to emigrate by Rev. Dr. John Dunmore Lang and arrived in Brisbane from Sydney in early 1846 to establish a newspaper, he persuaded a printer of Lang's Sydney newspaper The Colonialist to join him. Lyon and Swan established themselves on the corner of Queen Street and Albert Street, Brisbane, in a garret of a building known as the North Star Hotel; the first issue of the Moreton Bay Courier, consisting of 4 pages, appeared weekly on Saturday 20 June 1846, with Lyon as editor and Swan as publisher. After some 18 months and Swan disagreed on many aspects of editorial policy, including transportation of convicts and squatting. Lyon took over sole control in late 1847, but had money problems, gave sole control to Swan. Swan sold out to Thomas Blacket Stephens in about November 1859; the Moreton Bay Courier became The Courier, the Brisbane Courier in 1864. In June–July 1868, Stephens floated a new company, transferred the plant and copyright of the Brisbane Courier to "The Brisbane Newspaper Company".

He was the managing director. The Journal was, from November 1873 to December 1880, managed by one of the new part owners, the Tasmanian-born former public servant Gresley Lukin. Although called'managing editor', actual writing and editing was by William Augustine O'Carroll. Most prominent of the various editors and sub-editors of the Queenslander'literary staff' were William Henry Traill NSW politician and editor of the famed Sydney journal'The Bulletin', Carl Adolph Feilberg, Danish born but from the age of six educated in England and in France. Carl Feilberg followed William Henry Trail in the role of political commentator and the de facto editor of the Queenslander to January 1881, he succeeded William O'Carroll as Courier editor-in-chief from September 1883 to his death in October 1887. Lukin's roles as part owner-editor changed on 21 December 1880. Charles Hardie Buzacott, former'Postmaster General' in the first McIlwraith government, had been a staff journalist. John James Knight was editor-in-chief of the Brisbane Courier 1906–16 managing director chairman of all the company's publications.

The first edition of The Courier-Mail was published on 28 August 1933, after Keith Murdoch's Herald and Weekly Times acquired and merged the Brisbane Courier and the Daily Mail. In 1987, Rupert Murdoch's News Limited acquired newspaper control, outstanding shares of Queensland Newspapers Pty Ltd; the Courier-Mail was inducted into the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame in 2015. The Courier-Mail is a right leaning newspaper with four editorial endorsements for the Coalition to one for Labor in the period 1996–2007; the Courier-Mail supports free market economic policies and the process of globalisation. It supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq; the Courier-Mail has the fourth-highest circulation of any daily newspaper in Australia. Its average Monday-Friday net paid print sales were 172,801 between January and March 2013, having fallen 8.0 per cent compared to the previous year. Its average Saturday net paid print sales were 228,650 between January and March 2013, down 10.5 per cent compared to the previous year.

The paper's Monday-Friday readership was 488,000 in March 2013, having fallen 11.6 per cent compared to the previous year. Its Saturday readership was 616,000 in March 2013, down 13.8 per cent compared to the previous year. Around three-quarters of the paper's readership is located in the Brisbane metropolitan area. Although claimed to be Brisbane's only daily newspaper since the demise of Queensland Newspapers' own afternoon newspaper The Telegraph in 1988, it arguably has had two competitors since 2007. News Corp itself published mX, a free afternoon newspaper, since 2007, but mX had a low news content, was discontinued in mid 2015. Fairfax Media has published the online Brisbane Times since 2007. According to third-party web analytics providers Alexa and SimilarWeb, Courier-Mail's website is the 141st and 273rd most visited in Australia as of August 2015. At the same time, SimilarWeb rated the site as the 25th most visited news website in Australia, attracting 2.6 million visitors per month.

Prominent journalists and columnists include Mike O'Connor. Its current Editor is Lachlan Heywood, its editorial cartoonist is Sean Leahy. Its National

Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5

Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5 are a Scottish alternative/comedy/dance/rock group based in Glasgow. The band consists of David John Blair and 9 other members; the Band motto is "expect the unexpected"The band is associated with "The Yellow Movement," described as “a creative movement to affect positive change and spread happiness and joy, all while wearing yellow, the colour of sunshine.” The band headlined the March into Pitlochry Festival in 2016, along with seven other bands took the'Yellow Movement' to the Zandari Festa festival in Seoul, South Korea in October 2017 and the DMZ Peace Train Music Festival below the border of North Korea in late June 2018. According to band member David Blair, the origin of the band's name came from "a shaman from Dijon presented the band name to the Colonel at the Glastonbury Stone Circle in 1997 when he was just John McAlinden" David Blair said the band's fifteen members diverse musical influences are brought together to produce their unique sound:“We love so many different genres as a band so it is about pulling from different areas and trying to create our own melting pot.

We try to make people who come along to see us feel part of the band – we want to make music that will get the crowd involved in whatever song it may be.” Party To Make Music To Party To Make Music To Party To 1. Peace Love & Mustard; the band has 14 members including: John McAlinden aka Colonel John Tomas Mustard David John Blair aka The Dijancer Kirstin McNair, the band's trumpet player. Best Live Act at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards 2015 Best UK at the Pure M Awards 2015 Filling the Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom in 2016 Official website for Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5

Annette Brooke

Dame Annette Lesley Brooke, DBE is a British Liberal Democrat politician. She was the Member of Parliament for Mid Dorset and North Poole from the 2001 general election to 2015. At the time she left office, Brooke was the longest serving female MP in the history of the Liberal Democrats. Brooke was educated at Romford County Technical School in Romford and the London School of Economics, graduating with a BSc degree in Economics, she qualified as a teacher at Cambridge. She was a tutor with the Open University for 19 years from 1971 and was a school teacher from 1974, including at Aylesbury, Head of Economics at the independent Talbot Heath School for Girls in Bournemouth, which she left in 1994. Annette Brooke was elected as a councillor on Poole Borough Council in 1986, she was the Mayor of Poole in 1998. She contested the Conservative-held seat of Poole North at the 2001 General Election. At the previous election the Conservative Christopher Fraser won the seat by 681 votes. In 2001 Annette Brooke was elected by 384 votes and held the seat until 2015 where it was regained by the Conservatives.

She made her maiden speech on 21 June 2001. In Parliament she was made both a Liberal Democrat Whip and a Spokeswoman on Home Affairs by Charles Kennedy in 2001. In 2004 she became a spokeswoman on Children. Following the 2005 General Election, she became a spokeswoman on Education and Skills, carried on in a similar position as spokeswoman on Children and Families. In the 2010 General Election, Brooke's majority fell to 269 votes, her main challenger for the seat, Nick King, secured a swing of 7.7% making her constituency one of the most marginal of the 2010 Election. Following the defeat of Sandra Gidley in the 2010 General Election, Brooke became the longest-serving female Liberal Democrat MP of the 55th parliament. Brooke announced in 2013 that she would stand down as a Member of Parliament at the next general election in 2015. In May 2005, she met Hollywood actress Natalie Portman to discuss the microfinance charity, FINCA International, their joint plans to help the world's poorest people become self-sufficient.

She is married to Michael with two daughters, is a partner in her family firm selling rocks and minerals, started in 1987. They live in Broadstone. Brooke was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2013 New Year Honours for public and political service, she was elevated to a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2015 Dissolution Honours Lists on 27 August 2015. She was appointed to the Privy Council on 16 July 2014. Annette Brooke MP official site Annette Brooke MP profile at the site of Liberal DemocratsProfile at Parliament of the United Kingdom Contributions in Parliament at Hansard Contributions in Parliament at Hansard 1803–2005 Voting record at Public Whip Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou Profile at Westminster Parliamentary Record Profile: Annette Brooke at BBC News, 10 February 2005 Broadstone Minerals owned jointly with her geologist husbandNews articlesBlandford Camp in November 2006 The CSA in December 2004 procedures in April 2003