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The Pall Mall Gazette

The Pall Mall Gazette was an evening newspaper founded in London on 7 February 1865 by George Murray Smith. In 1921, The Globe merged into The Pall Mall Gazette, which itself was absorbed into The Evening Standard in 1923; the Pall Mall Gazette took the name of a fictional newspaper conceived by William Makepeace Thackeray. Pall Mall is a street in London where many gentlemen's clubs are located, hence Thackeray's description of this imaginary newspaper in his novel The History of Pendennis: We address ourselves to the higher circles of society: we care not to disown it—The Pall Mall Gazette is written by gentlemen for gentlemen; the field-preacher has his journal, the radical free-thinker has his journal: why should the Gentlemen of England be unrepresented in the Press? Under the ownership of George Smith from 1865 to 1880, with Frederick Greenwood as editor, The Pall Mall Gazette was a Conservative newspaper. Greenwood resigned in 1880, when the paper's new owner wished for it to support the policies of the Liberal Party.

William Thomas Stead's editorship from 1883 to 1889 saw the paper cover such subjects as child prostitution. This was one of the first examples of investigative journalism, Stead was arrested for "unlawful taking of a child"; the affair distressed its owner, who dismissed Stead, hired the handsome society figure, Henry Cust, editor from 1892 to 1896, who returned the paper to its Conservative beginnings. Thompson sold the paper to William Waldorf Astor in 1896. Sir Douglas Straight was editor until 1909, followed by F. J. Higginbottom, under whom the paper declined. Circulation doubled between 1911–15 under the editor James Louis Garvin, but the paper declined once more under its last editor D. L. Sutherland, it was absorbed into The Evening Standard in 1923. Several well-known writers contributed to The Pall Mall Gazette over the years. George Bernard Shaw gained his first job in journalism writing for the paper. Other contributors have included Anthony Trollope, Friedrich Engels, Oscar Wilde, Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Whibley, Sir Spencer Walpole, Arthur Patchett Martin, Jamaican-born writer Eneas Sweetland Dallas.

The Pall Mall Gazette is referred to in numerous other media works. For example: It is referred to in Dr. Watson's Sherlock Holmes stories, as one of the newspapers Holmes sent an advertisement to; the Pall Mall Gazette is referred to in Bram Stoker's epistolary novel Dracula. The Pall Mall Gazette is referred to in H. G. Wells's The Time Machine; the Pall Mall Gazette is referred to in the 1979 film Time After Time in which a fictionalized H. G. Wells, played by Malcolm McDowell, is a time traveler who finds himself 90 years in his future, chasing Jack the Ripper, played by David Warner, through the city of San Francisco in the year 1979. Whilst in a revolving restaurant, a new female friend, states that Wells strikes her as the type that, "never reads a newspaper." Wells replies, "I used to write for a newspaper, The Pall Mall Gazette." Time After Time was the first feature film directed by Nicholas Meyer. In the Peruvian novel Vienen los Chilenos written by Guillermo Thorndike, the narrator describes how a Mr. Petrie, an English gentleman travelling to Lima, during the Saltpeter War in the 19th century, goes to the Phoenix Club located in that city.

In this club and England-educated Peruvians meet and converse in English. The library is provided with British newspapers. Mr. Petrie picks The Times, The Pall Mall Gazette, some American newspapers, reads several articles of international news, including the attempted assassination of the Tsar, the famine in Ireland, the fighting between British and Afghan troops, the cavalry attacks on the Sioux in the United States. George Smith Henry Yates Thompson William Waldorf Astor Henry Dalziel List of newspapers in the United Kingdom Pall Mall Budget John Scott; the Story of the Pall Mall Gazette, of its first editor Frederick Greenwood and of its Founder George Murray Smith. Oxford University Press. Raymond Schultz. Crusader in Babylon: WT Stead and the Pall Mall Gazette. Pall Mall Gazette The W. T. Stead Resource Site Turner, John. Lundy, Darryl. "Exhibit 127:". The Peerage

House at 118 Greenwood Street

The House at 118 Greenwood Street in Wakefield, Massachusetts is a rare well-preserved example of a Stick-style house. The ​2 1⁄2-story house was built c. 1875, features Stick-style bracing elements in its roof gables, hooded windows, with bracketing along those hoods and along the porch eave. Sawtooth edging to sections of board-and-batten siding give interest to the base of the gables, on a projecting window bay; the house was built in an area, farmland until the arrival of the railroad in the mid-19th century. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. National Register of Historic Places listings in Wakefield, Massachusetts National Register of Historic Places listings in Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Banksia meisneri

Banksia meisneri known as Meisner's banksia, is a shrub, endemic to a small area in the south-west of Western Australia. It has crowded, more or less linear leaves and in winter and spring, spikes of golden brown flowers followed by furry fruit which only open after fire. Banksia meisneri is a shrub which grow to a height of up to 2 m with a single stem at the base but much branched above; the branches are covered with woolly hair and have crowded linear to narrow elliptic leaves that are 3–7 mm long and 1.0–1.5 mm wide. The edges of the leaves are rolled under, the upper surface is woolly at first, becoming glabrous as it matures and the lower surface is woolly but hidden by the rolled edges; the flower spikes develop on side branches and are 20–30 mm long and 45–50 mm wide with small, hairy bracts at the base of the flowers. The flowers are golden brown with yellow styles, curved at the tip and the perianth is 7–9 mm long and hairy on the outside; the infructescence is more or less spherical or compressed vertically, 30–40 mm long and 40–50 mm wide, with the individual follicles 1–7 mm high and 3–4 mm wide.

Flowering occurs from April to September and the follicles remain closed until after fire. Banksia meisneri was first formally described in 1845 by Johann Georg Christian Lehmann and the description was published in Plantae Preissianae; the specific epithet honours Carl Meissner. Meisner's banksia is found between Collie and Tenterden in the Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains and Jarrah Forest biogeographic regions of Western Australia, it grows in deep sand in low woodland in low-lying flats. This banksia does not have a lignotuber and is killed by fire, when the follicles open and release the seeds. Banksia meisneri is classed as "not threatened" by the Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife; this banksia has only been grown in cultivation. It is fast flowers from seed after about five years. A Mediterranean climate is preferred and the species is difficult to maintain in eastern Australia, it is grown from seed which germinates after between 28 and 39 days

Vincent Achuka

Vincent Achuka is an award-winning Kenyan journalist and writer based in Nairobi. He majors on investigations and features with specific interests in crime, human interest stories, infrastructure transport, aviation and urban trends, he writes for the Saturday and Sunday Standard in Kenya where he moved to in February 2017 after writing for the Sunday Nation, a weekly publication with the largest circulation in East and Central Africa for three years. The Sunday Nation is owned by the Nation Media Group; the Saturday and Sunday Standard are owned by the Standard Media Group. Prior to joining the Nation he worked for the Ghetto Mirror, a community newspaper ran by Shining Hope for Communities-an international NGO that focuses on social issues in the informal settlements of Nairobi. In between he freelanced for South Africa’s Sunday Times, UKs Think Africa Press and Next City in New York majorly writing features about Kenya’s slums, his 2014, Achuka was awarded the tourism story of the year in the Annual Journalism Excellence Awards by the Media Council of Kenya for his 2013 “Slum tourism, the new fad for tourists in Kenya,” which talked about the rise of slums as an attraction for tourists and the need for Kenya to regulate and adopt as part of its Vision 2030 objectives as South Africa and India have done.

The same year his investigative story “Gaza, the new teenage killer gang calling the shots in Nairobi’s Eastlands” won first runners up for the good governance reporting award by the Media Council of Kenya. In 2016, he was awarded by the Media Council of Kenya as the second runners up in the Development Reporting Category during the Annual Media Excellence Awards He is a 2010 Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication graduate of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

List of Roman Catholic churches in Bohol

Roman Catholic churches in Bohol are a distinct group of churches established during the early Spanish colonial period on the island-province of Bohol in the Philippines. Four of these churches – Baclayon, Loboc and Maribojoc – have been declared National Cultural Treasures for their cultural and architectural importance to the Filipino people. On October 15, 2013, one of the largest earthquakes to hit Bohol struck the island with epicentre near Sagbayan, Bohol damaging the centuries-old churches in Baclayon, Dimiao, Loboc and Maribojoc. Loon church, reputed as the largest in Bohol and one of the oldest, was destroyed and turned into a pile of rubble by the shaking and accompanying soil liquefaction, as was that of Maribojoc – levelled to the ground with nothing left standing; the earthquake destroyed newer churches made of reinforced concrete. San Isidro Labrador church in Tubigon lost its other structures in the church complex. St Michael parish church of Clarin made of reinforced concrete, leaving just the bell tower and the front of the church standing.

Inabanga church collapsed leaving just the façade and back of the building. The two diocese in Bohol plans to restore all the churches destroyed by the earthquake. Media related to Roman Catholic church and convent, Bohol at Wikimedia Commons The Alburquerque Church traces its beginnings as a visita of Baclayon Church; the parish was formally inaugurated in 1869. It was damaged when a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Bohol and other parts of Central Visayas last October 15, 2013. The church was declared a National Historical Landmark by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines in 2014; the present Nuestra Señora del Rosario church of Antequera was started in 1896 under the orders of Father Francisco Vega. He ordered the foundation to be constructed of sea stones cut into tablets. Construction was halted due to the fall of the Spanish government, it was continued by 1908 and the church building, made of stone reinforced with cement direct from Rome, was completed in 1914 and inaugurated in December the same year.

It was the first church in Bohol built with the use of cement. The 1914 neoclassical church still stands with some improvements. Traces of the 1896 church foundation is still evident on some unfinished plaster on the lower ends of the church's outer walls, it is not of smaller compared to the churches of other towns in Bohol. A notable feature of the church is its belfry situated on the left hand side of the church, which has a decorative dome roof with a statue of Jesus with outstretched arms at its peak. In August 2012, the church was repainted from white with blue and gold trims to a bright peach color with white trims; the municipality of Candijay was established in 1879 together with its establishment as a separate parish under the Recollects. They left in 1898 because of the change of government, but returned at the request of the town and stayed till 1937; the parish was put under the patronage of Saint Joseph whose feast day is May 19. The present Candijay Church is neogothic in style; the church is made of concrete.

The church added a portico in front. During the 2013 Bohol earthquake, the church of Clarin again collapsed leaving just the built bell tower and façade; the municipality of Corella was established in the year 1884 and was named after the town of Corella in the province of Navarre, Spain. The parish of Corella was established by the Recollects led by Fr. Jose Cabanas, its first parish priest, Fr. Felix Guillen, started the construction of a stone church in 1884; the church was dedicated to Nuestra Señora Del Villar, the patron saint of Corella, Spain. The church was completed in 1886 under Fr. Nemesio Llorente; the convent and two stone school buildings were constructed under the direction of successive priests. The feast day of Nuestra Señora Del Villar of Corella, Bohol is 27 April, while in Corella, Spain, it is 15 days after Easter; the people of Corella are predominantly conservative Roman Catholic. Through the years the church became dilapidated and a new church was constructed in the year 1924 with the help of all parishioners.

This is one of Bohol’s beautiful churches, which has retained its Spanish architecture although it has a semi-modern façade. The façade and portico of the Dauis church collapsed during the 2013 Bohol earthquake. Media related to Dauis Church at Wikimedia Commons Following the Bohol quake of 2013, the church received heavy cracks, displacing the ceiling of the church with a possibility of collapsing; the walls of both the left and right wings of the transept cracked open, large portions of the outer stone finishes in various areas of the church exterior fell down. As of early 2014, the structure is still left standing unsafe and untouched by the local residents, only priests and authorities of the church convent are allowed to enter the damaged church; the church of Inabanga was reduced to piles of rubble during the earthquake of October 15, 2013 with only the façade standing. The church's galvanized iron roofing material had earlier been replaced with heavier tile roofing, not practical in an earthquake-prone country.

The townsfolk blamed the new tile roof for the collapse of the church. The church of Loay was damaged after the 2013 Bohol earthquake; the façade-portico of Loboc church collapsed during the earthquake of October 15, 2013. Its freestanding church tower collapsed leaving l

Markos Drakos (EOKA fighter)

Markos Drakos was a Cypriot guerrilla fighter, killed in the EOKA struggle against the British. His nom de guerre was Lykourgos, he was studied accounting. He worked for the Hellenic Mining Company in Cyprus until 1954; when EOKA was formed, Drakos was among the first to join, training others in the use of arms and recruiting members. Drakos was mild-mannered and enthusiastic to learn about military operations, as well as being devoutly religious, EOKA commander Georgios Grivas "Dighenis" took a liking to him, he saw great potential in Drakos as a leader, he was promoted to a senior position in EOKA. On 1 April 1955, considered to be the first day of the struggle and his "Astrape" team blew up the radio station at Athalassa, destroying it completely. With his squad, he would go on to co-ordinate several other operations. On 30 June 1955 Drakos was arrested by the British with 14 other EOKA members and imprisoned in Kyrenia Castle but managed to escape 3 months by tying blankets together and abseiling out of the windows.

A bounty of £5,000 was placed on his head by the authorities. On the night of 18 January 1957 the British forces attacked Drakos and his men at their hideout in the Solea Valley. Drakos was killed and His body recovered and interred by the British in the Imprisoned Graves in the Central Jail of Nicosia