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The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald is a daily compact newspaper published in Sydney, New South Wales and owned by Nine. Founded in 1831 as the Sydney Herald, the SMH is the oldest continuously published newspaper in Australia and has become a national online-news brand; the print version of the newspaper is published six days a week. The Sydney Morning Herald includes a variety including the magazines Good Weekend. There are a variety of lift-outs, some of them co-branded with online classified advertising sites: The Guide on Monday Good Food and Domain on Tuesday Money on Wednesday Drive, Shortlist on Friday News Review, Domain, Drive and MyCareer on SaturdayAs of February 2016, average week-day print circulation of the paper was 104,000; the editor is Lisa Davies. Former editors include Darren Goodsir, Judith Whelan, Sean Aylmer, Peter Fray, Meryl Constance, Amanda Wilson, William Curnow, Andrew Garran, Frederick William Ward, Charles Brunsdon Fletcher, Colin Bingham, Max Prisk, John Alexander, Paul McGeough, Alan Revell and Alan Oakley.

The February 2016 average circulation of the paper was 104,000. In December 2013, the Audit Bureau of Circulations's audit on newspaper circulation states a monthly average of 132,000 copies were sold, Monday to Friday, 228,000 copies on Saturday, both having declined 16% in 12 months. According to Roy Morgan Research Readership Surveys, in the twelve months to March 2011, the paper was read 766,000 times on Monday to Friday, read 1,014,000 times on Saturdays; the newspaper's website was rated by third-party web analytics providers Alexa and SimilarWeb as the 17th and 32nd most visited website in Australia as of July 2015. SimilarWeb rates the site as the fifth most visited news website in Australia and as the 42nd newspaper's website globally, attracting more than 15 million visitors per month, it is available nationally except in the Northern Territory. Limited copies of the newspaper are available at newsagents in New Zealand and at the High Commission of Australia, London. In 1831 three employees of the now-defunct Sydney Gazette, Ward Stephens, Frederick Stokes and William McGarvie, founded The Sydney Herald.

In 1931 a Centenary Supplement was published. The original four-page weekly had a print run of 750. In 1840, the newspaper began to publish daily. In 1841, an Englishman named John Fairfax purchased the operation, renaming it The Sydney Morning Herald the following year. Fairfax, whose family were to control the newspaper for 150 years, based his editorial policies "upon principles of candour and honour. We have no wish to mislead. During the 1890s Donald Murray, who invented a predecessor of the teleprinter, worked there; the SMH was late to the trend of printing news rather than just advertising on the front page, doing so from 15 April 1944. Of the country's metropolitan dailies, only The West Australian was in making the switch. In 1949, the newspaper launched The Sunday Herald. Four years this was merged with the newly acquired Sun newspaper to create The Sun-Herald, which continues to this day. By the mid-1960s a new competitor had appeared in Rupert Murdoch's national daily The Australian, first published on 15 July 1964.

In 1995, the company launched the newspaper's web edition The site has since grown to include interactive and multimedia features beyond the content in the print edition. Around the same time, the organisation moved from Jones Street to new offices at Darling Park and built a new printing press at Chullora, in the city's west; the SMH moved with other Sydney Fairfax divisions to a building at Darling Island. In May 2007, Fairfax Media announced it would be moving from a broadsheet format to the smaller compact or tabloid-size, in the footsteps of The Times, for both The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Fairfax Media dumped these plans in the year. However, in June 2012, Fairfax Media again announced it planned to shift both broadsheet newspapers to tabloid size, in March 2013. Fairfax announced it would cut staff across the entire group by 1,900 over three years and erect paywalls around the papers' websites; the subscription type is to be a freemium model, limiting readers to a number of free stories per month, with a payment required for further access.

The announcement was part of an overall "digital first" strategy of digital or on-line content over printed delivery, to "increase sharing of editorial content", to assist the management's wish for "full integration of its online and mobile platforms". In July 2013 it was announced that the SMH's news director, Darren Goodsir, would become Editor-in-Chief, replacing Sean Aylmer. On 22 February 2014, the final Saturday edition was produced in broadsheet format with this too converted to compact format on 1 March 2014, ahead of the decommissioning of the printing plant at Chullora in June 2014. According to Irial Glynn, the newspaper's editorial stance is centrist. According to one commentator it is seen as the most centrist among the three major Australian non-tabloids. In 2004, the newspaper's editorial page stated: "market libertarianism and social liberalism" were the two "broad themes" that guided the Herald's editorial stance. In other sources, the political coverage of the paper has been characterized as centre-left.

During the 1999 referendum on whether Austr

10th Irish Film & Television Awards

The 10th Irish Film & Television Awards took place on Saturday 9 February 2013 at the Convention Centre Dublin. It was attracted an audience of 1.24 million viewers. The Show was broadcast on RTÉ One Television on the night. Big winners on the night included RTÉ crime-drama Love/Hate which took home six awards, including awards for Best Drama, Best Director David Caffrey and Writer TV Stuart Carolan. Actors Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Charlie Murphy and Susan Loughnane won awards for Actor Lead TV Drama, Actress Lead TV and Actress Support TV Drama respectively. What Richard Did picked up five awards including the award for Best Film. Jack Reynor won for Actor Lead Film whilst Lenny Abrahamson and Malcolm Campbell picked up awards for Best Director and Script with Nathan Nugent winning for Editing — Film. IFTA 2013

Rapides Parish School Board

The Rapides Parish School Board is a school district headquartered in Alexandria, United States. It serves Rapides Parish. Rapides Parish school district consist of elementary schools with most in the city and some in rural areas. There are about 24,000 children. George Washington Bolton, founder of the Bolton family dynasty, was an early member of the RPSB. So was his son, James W. Bolton, for whom Bolton High School is named. In 1969, the school board was sued for failure to desegregate its public schools under federal court orders. Filed by chief plaintiff Virgie Lee Valley, the suit noted that half of the schools in Wards 1 and 8 were still predominantly African-American; the plaintiffs sought a greater degree of racial integration than required by federal courts. Until he left office in 1984, Rapides Parish District Attorney Ed Ware represented the board in the desegregation litigation; the suit continued to be litigated periodically under the purview of Judge Nauman Scott of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.

In 2006, Judge Dee D. Drell declared the Rapides Parish schools racially unitary and closed the long-term litigation. In 2016, Patricia E. Powell, a former teacher at Tioga Elementary School, won a judgment of $1,147,732, plus interest and court costs against the Rapides Parish School Board on grounds that her 2001 dismissal was unjust retaliation for published comments that she had made about a former short-term superintendent, Betty Cox. Judge Thomas Yeager of the Louisiana 9th Judicial District Court said that Powell was not afforded "a hearing at a meaningful time and in a meaningful manner" and was "the victim of political retaliation." Powell was fired under former Superintendent Patsy Jenkins. None of the school board members at the time are still serving. One of Powell's attorneys, Mildred Methvin, an Alexandria native, is an alternative dispute resolution mediator from Lafayette. In 2003, Powell wrote a book about her experiences with the school board. Former State Representatives Israel "Bo" Curtis and Herbert B.

Dixon, both African Americans, were elected members of the school board prior to their respective tenures in the state legislature. Gary Lee Jones, the superintendent from 2003 to 2012, is a member of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, effective January 2016. Rapides Parish School Board

The Hare and many friends

"The Hare and many friends" was the final fable in John Gay's first collection of 1727. It concerns the inconstancy of friendship as exemplified by a hare that lives on friendly terms with the farm animals; when the horns of the hunt are heard, she panics and collapses exhausted, begging each of her acquaintances to help her escape. All give her different excuses, the last being a "trotting calf" who bids her "Adieu" as the hunters burst onto the scene; the poem won widespread popularity for some 150 years afterwards but, on a prose version appearing in a collection of Aesop's Fables, Gay's original authorship has become forgotten. The story appeared as the final poem in the book of fables written by John Gay at the royal suggestion for the instruction of Prince William, Duke of Cumberland. Soon after its publication in 1727, Gay's hopes of Court preferment were disappointed and the story was put about by his friends that the fable had a personal application. In particular, Jonathan Swift wrote how "Gay, the Hare with many friends, /Twice seven long years at court attends,” only to be let down.

Though the fable's correct title is "The Hare and many friends", this mythologising of the poet's misfortunes contributed to its being misquoted as "The Hare with many friends". The mistake was perpetuated by the reprinted biographical notice written by David Erskine Baker for his The Companion to the Play-house, in which it is so mentioned; the Fables as a whole went through repeated editions and were "translated into every European language", besides a Latin version by Christopher Anstey. "The Hare and many friends" stood out as a particular favourite and was anthologised in addition. It became a recitation piece. William Cowper was "reckoned famous" for his childhood performances in the 1730s, not long after the Fables first appeared. At the other end of the century, it is mentioned as an accomplishment of Catherine Morland, the heroine of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, who learned it "as as any girl in England"; the fable's opening lines begin, in the manner of La Fontaine, with a proposition, to be demonstrated by the story that follows.

Friendship, like love, is but a name. The gentle irony intended here was lost on some readers at the start of the 19th century. One objected in print that "this singular position cannot be reconciled with our experience of the two different qualities of these passions". Another, a vicar's wife, was stirred to reply only in her commonplace book that “The British fabulist misleads the mind, /Friendship and love are better thus defined,” although her explanatory verses never saw publication. Though both objectors mention Gay's name as the author, confusion was soon to be sown by the inclusion of Gay's poem in collections of Aesop's fables, it is quoted in Samuel Howitt's illustrated A new work of animals, principally designed from the fables of Aesop and Phaedrus, but no indication is given, responsible for which fable appearing there. Again, the poem is quoted with no acknowledgement of Gay's authorship in the 1875 collection of Aesop's fables illustrated by Ernest Griset. A few years Joseph Jacobs retold the story in prose under the title "The Hare with many friends" in his Aesop compilation of 1894.

There it is given the moral "He that has many friends has no friends", based on Gay's opening: "'Tis thus in friendships. Jacobs sentimentalises the ending, allowing the hare to escape from the hunters. Although a note buried at the end of the book acknowledges that the fable was Gay's, the many reprintings of the prose version since have been unanimous in declaring Aesop as the fable's originator. There have been several distinguished illustrators of the fable, they include Thomas Bewick. and his brother John, as well as Bewick's pupil William Harvey. In addition, Samuel Howitt, acknowledged as the principal animal illustrator of his day, produced copperplates both for individual sale and as part of his A New Work of Animals. Ernest Griset's satirical prints restore a level of political caricature to the works he illustrates. Griset's apart, the majority of the prints show the exhausted hare lying at the foot of one or other of its apologetic friends.


Noflen is a former municipality in the Bern-Mittelland administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. On 1 January 2018 the former municipalities of Gelterfingen, Mühledorf and Noflen merged into the municipality of Kirchdorf. Noflen is first mentioned in 1250 as Novelon. Little is known about the early history of the village. By the 13th and 14th centuries a number of monasteries and patrician families owned rights or land in Noflen; the monasteries expanded their power in the village over the following centuries. However, in 1528 Bern adopted the new faith of the Protestant Reformation and forcibly secularized monastery lands. Most this is when Noflen was acquired by Bern; the village has always been part of the parish of Kirchdorf. Today the residents of the village raise dairy cattle and farm. Noflen has an area of 2.71 km2. As of 2012, a total of 2.21 km2 or 81.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.37 km2 or 13.6% is forested. The rest of the municipality is 5.9 % is settled.

During the same year and buildings made up 3.7% and transportation infrastructure made up 2.2%. All of the forested land area is covered with heavy forests. Of the agricultural land, 47.8% is used for growing crops and 26.8% is pasturage, while 6.6% is used for orchards or vine crops. The municipality is a scattered settlement with an upper and lower village on the Terrasse above the Gürbetal, while part of the municipality is on the valley floor. Since 1948 the hamlet of Stoffelsrüti joined Noflen; the municipalities of Gelterfingen, Kirchdorf, Mühledorf and Noflen are considering a merger on 1 January 2017 into the new municipality with an, as of 2014, undetermined name. On 31 December 2009 the municipality's former district, was dissolved. On the following day, 1 January 2010, it joined the newly created Verwaltungskreis Bern-Mittelland; the blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Argent a Rose Gules barbed and seeded proper between two Oxen orns of the second and a Mount Vert issuant from the base.

Noflen has a population of 299. As of 2012, 7.0% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 2 years the population has changed at a rate of 11.7%. Migration accounted for 7.8%, while births and deaths accounted for 4.3%. Most of the population speaks German as their first language with the rest speaking Albanian; as of 2008, the population was 48.8 % female. The population was made up of 7 non-Swiss men. There were 116 9 non-Swiss women. Of the population in the municipality, 109 or about 44.0% were born in Noflen and lived there in 2000. There were 95 or 38.3% who were born in the same canton, while 32 or 12.9% were born somewhere else in Switzerland, 5 or 2.0% were born outside of Switzerland. As of 2012, children and teenagers make up 25.2% of the population, while adults make up 60.5% and seniors make up 14.3%. As of 2000, there were 124 people who never married in the municipality. There were 4 individuals who are divorced; as of 2010, there were 22 households that consist of only one person and 10 households with five or more people.

In 2000, a total of 89 apartments were permanently occupied, while 6 apartments were seasonally occupied and 4 apartments were empty. As of 2012, the construction rate of new housing units was 35.0 new units per 1000 residents. The vacancy rate for the municipality, in 2013, was 2.4%. In 2011, single family homes made up 23.5% of the total housing in the municipality. The historical population is given in the following chart: As of 2011, Noflen had an unemployment rate of 0.77%. As of 2011, there were a total of 124 people employed in the municipality. Of these, there were 88 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 24 businesses involved in this sector. 6 people were employed in the secondary sector and there were 3 businesses in this sector. 30 people were employed with 10 businesses in this sector. There were 139 residents of the municipality who were employed in some capacity, of which females made up 41.7% of the workforce. In 2008 there were a total of 83 full-time equivalent jobs.

The number of jobs in the primary sector was 59, of which 58 were in agriculture and 1 was in forestry or lumber production. The number of jobs in the secondary sector was 14 of which 5 or were in manufacturing and 9 were in construction; the number of jobs in the tertiary sector was 10. In the tertiary sector. In 2000, there were 9 workers who commuted into 84 workers who commuted away; the municipality is a net exporter of workers, with about 9.3 workers leaving the municipality for every one entering. A total of 55 workers both worked in Noflen. Of the working population, 7.9% used public transportation to get to work, 49.6% used a private car. In 2011 the average local and cantonal tax rate on a married resident, with two children, of Noflen making 150,000 CHF was 12.4%, while an unmarried resident's rate was 18.2%. For comparison, the average rate for the entire canton in the same year, was 14.2% and 22.0%, while the nationwide average was 12.3% and 21.1% respectivel

Marie Laberge

Marie Laberge is a Quebec actress and writer. She was studied dance with Ludmilla Chiriaeff. Laberge began the study of journalism at Laval University but entered the Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Québec soon afterwards, she began work in comedy before branching out into playwriting, staging productions and teaching drama. From 1977 to 1980, Laberge was administrator for the Théâtre du Trident at Quebec City. From 1978 to 1981, she was administrator for the Centre d'essai des auteurs dramatiques. Laberge published a number of poetry collections during the 1960s that were not as well-received critically as her other work. Selected poetry from this period was published as Aux mouvances du temps: Poésie 1961-1971, her play C'était avant la guerre à l'Anse à Gilles won the Governor General's Award for French-language drama in 1981. In the same year, the play Éva et Évelyne was awarded second prize in the short production category by the Communauté radiophonique des programmes de langue française.

Her plays are written in the way that people in Quebec speak French everyday as opposed to a more literary formal style of speech. In 1988, the French summer school at McGill University hosted an international colloquium on her work. In 2002, Laberge was named a Chevalier in the French Order of La Pléiade, she was named a Chevalier in the National Order of Quebec in 2004. In the same year, she became an Officier in the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Laberge wrote the lyrics for the Celine Dion song "Le temps qui compte", included on the D'elles album. L'Homme gris, earned the author the grade of Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres Oublier, play Aurèlie, ma soeur, play Juillet, novel Le Faucon, play Quelques adieux, received the prize of the readers of Elle-Québec Le poids des ombres, novel Annabelle, received the Prix des Libraires du Québec in 1996 and the Ludger-Duvernay Prize in 1997 La cérémonie des anges, received the Prix des Libraires du Québec in 1999 Gabrielle, first volume in the trilogy Le Goût du bonheur Adélaïde, second volume in the trilogy Le Goût du bonheur, received the Prix du Grand Public Salon du livre - La Presse Florent, third volume in the trilogy Le Goût du bonheur, received the Prix du Grand Public Salon du livre - La Presse Sans rien ni personne, received the Grand Prix littéraire Archambault Revenir de loin, received the Prix du Grand Public Salon du livre - La Presse Laberge at Athabasca University, French-Canadian writers