Sydney Jones Overview The earliest immigrants from the Eastern Mediterranean were generally lumped together under the common rubric of Syrian-Lebanese, and it is consequently difficult to separate the number of ethnic Lebanese immigrants from ethnic Syrian immigrants. Neither of these countries came into being as nation-states until the mid-twentieth century; thus records and statistics for both groups are generally combined for early immigration patterns. Such difficulties with early immigration records are further exacerbated because of religious affiliation, both Muslim as well as myriad Christian denominations, which cut across national and ethnic lines in the region. Early Lebanese settlers in America came mostly from Beirut, Mount Hermon, and surrounding regions of present-day Lebanon, a nation located at the extreme eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. Syria forms Lebanon’s northern and eastern borders. Israel lies directly south of Lebanon, with the Mediterranean Sea to the west. Lebanon’s land mass is 4, square miles 10, square kilometers , and its population is estimated at between 3 and 3. The capital, Beirut, was often referred to as the “Paris of the Middle East. Lebanon is named for the major mountain range that runs north to south through the middle of the country.
Some of the biggest names in Australia’s aged care and retirement home sector have been caught up in an awards scheme operated by a convicted fraudster. Companies sent emails asking if they would like to nominated for The Globals Companies then asked for a fee to attend the ceremony Globals run by Bevan Crowley who has been convicted of fraud The awards, known as The Globals, are billed as the most prestigious honours in the international retirement living industry.
But an insider from the company that runs The Globals has told 7. Ailinn Baldassi-Winderlich, who was hired by the company earlier this year, believes the company is running what is known as a “vanity award” scheme. Some of the big Australian “winners” over the past five years include retirement village Aveo, Queensland operator Living Gems, and listed company Eureka Group Holdings. The scheme is operated by Melbourne businessman Bevan Crowley, who was jailed on market manipulation charges in after falsely inflating profit forecasts for his now-defunct company, Media Asia Pacific.
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Link How Sydney voted. Whether the survey results are an advanced warning for the seismic voter shifts we have seen in, for example, Britain, the US or parts of Europe remains to be seen. They do, however, tell us something new about the change in traditional and long-held assumptions about western Sydney. In this case, I hate to say it, but the cake metaphor just doesn’t cut it.
It doesn’t slice enough ways. For whatever reason “no” voters across western Sydney did not identify the “yes” case. They just didn’t see themselves in the campaign, nor the message. Take a look at the most resolute opponents of change. For 78, of Blaxland’s , survey respondents, the prospect of legislative change on same sex marriage was a bridge too far. What makes their attitude so different to that of the rest of the nation?
January 28, at 6: Then about a year ago I popped in and the usual introductions occurred. First, second and then the third. The was sitting down and as she came in I gave her the once over. Legs good, body good, tits big good and then the face. She quickly grabbed my hand and half dragged me to a room.
AAP One insider described the Shaw deal as a “blend and extend” exercise.
Crossrail and British Rail Class The western section of Crossrail, to be known as the Elizabeth Line when opened in summer , will have 57 Class trains which are formed of 9 carriages and can carry 1, passengers. Station renovation and enhancements[ edit ] Several stations along the Great Western are undergoing redevelopment or have recently been upgraded to cope with growing passenger numbers and to ease rail traffic congestion.
Bristol Temple Meads[ edit ] Bristol Temple Meads will be expanded into Digby Wyatt’s s extension to the original train shed,  built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in as the terminus for the Great Western main line. This part of the ‘Old Station’ building is currently in use as a car park, but will be remodelled as terminating platforms for services to London Paddington. There will be improvements that will provide capacity for at least four extra trains in each direction every hour.
This allowed additional tracks to be laid on the north side of the station. Five new platforms to ease overcrowding A new foot-bridge between platforms New escalators and lifts A new northern entrance for the station, to serve the north side of the town and Caversham, and provide a link through the station between Reading town centre and the Thames. These plans provide for the future Crossrail and possible Airtrack services at Reading station, building a railway that will be fit for at least the next thirty years.
Also, the improvements will allow six new freight trains each day — this could take around lorries a day off the roads. As of February , the regeneration and modernisation of Reading Station is complete. The station now has 15 platforms, each serving their own specialist destination and purpose. The new platforms allow more frequent trains to run through Reading and allow more passengers to join longer trains.
The entire Reading Redevelopment project will be completed by
This changes in the first episode where Jackie retrieved a magic talisman that holds unique and special powers. After being attacked by minions of The Dark Hand criminal organization, Jackie is contacted by a government organization called “Section 13,” led by his old friend Captain Black. Section 13 ends up backing Jackie and the quirky “Uncle” for their knowledge on ancient artifacts and magic. They are trying to stay one step ahead of the Dark Hand, who are looking to take Jackie’s talisman and unite it with others to complete a set that will awaken an ancient demon named Shendu from centuries of imprisonment within a statue Shendu promised them one-of-a-kind treasures.
Add Jackie’s niece technically his first cousin-once-removed , Jade, newly arrived from China, to join him in his adventures.
Designed for both locals and international visitors, these tours weave their way on foot through back streets incorporating galleries, boutiques, cafes, bars and restaurants with stimulating conversation and insider titbits along the way.
About Sydney Contemporary Starkwhite will present a group show at Sydney Contemporary, from September, featuring the work of pioneer experimental filmmaker and kinetic artist Len Lye, along with works by contemporary practitioners Rebecca Baumann, Seung Yul Oh and Michael Zavros. New Zealand born artist Len Lye is recognised internationally as a pioneer in the field of experimental film and kinetic art. Our presentation will focus on his kinetic work with two key sculptures – Rotating Harmonic and Roundhead From one simple steel rod, Lye coxes the fundamental principles of harmonic motions that underlie his work.
Rebecca Baumann explores the relationship between colour, light and time in her work, notably in her ongoing series of automated colour fields. The ACFs consist of grids of split-panel flip clocks, each with the number cards replaced with cards of solid colour.
Iqbal Sacranie, secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, urged the prime minister to use his influence to “avert the destruction of an important Muslim country” and warned of deep cynicism among British Muslims about the motives for the war on terror. In a letter to No 10, Mr Sacranie described the plans for war as a “colonial policy”. A war would worsen relations between communities and faiths in Britain as well as causing “lasting damage” to relations between the Muslim world and the west, Mr Sacranie added.
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Heath Shaw is contracted to the Giants until the end of AAP One insider described the Shaw deal as a “blend and extend” exercise. Shaw’s management and the Giants have confirmed he had been given an extension. The Giants are seeking to free up more space under the salary cap through the trade period, with veteran midfielder Ryan Griffen expected to be on the market.
He was an All-Australian in and and claimed the Giants’ best and fairest in
The last time they met was at the MCG in round 18, with the Tigers winning by 19 points in a wet encounter. They had inside tackles against the Cats. Josh Caddy, a mid-sized forward, has also emerged as an important marking option.
The hub of the CityRail system was Central station , where most lines started and ended.
NightRide To provide a passenger service between midnight and NightRide services operated typically at hourly intervals some routes depart more frequently on weekends. NightRide services were run by private bus operators, and identified by route numbers beginning with “N”. All valid CityRail tickets for a destination apart from single tickets were accepted on NightRide services.
CityRail also operated several Intercity services that terminate at Central station though some services operated in the metro-style portions of the system in the peak hours. These lines stretched over kilometres from Sydney, as far north as Newcastle , as far west as Bathurst , as far south-west as Goulburn and as far south as Kiama and Port Kembla.
Southern Highlands trains required a connection at Campbelltown as they ran into the city during peak hours only. Regional services operated from the terminus station at Newcastle , with local electric services to the Central Coast and diesel services to Telarah with some extending to Dungog and Scone. Diesel services also operated on the Illawarra line between Kiama and Bomaderry.
The hub of the CityRail system was Central station , where most lines started and ended. However, most trains continued on and become respective outward bound Inner West trains and South Line trains. In the same manner, all trains from the Western Line or Northern line became North Shore line trains once they reach Central. Passenger information systems[ edit ] Dual horizontal, ceiling mounted screens as installed at many CityRail stations Many CityRail stations were equipped with electronic passenger destination indicator boards.
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At the heart of Fiona Pardington’s practice is an abiding concern with emotion and affect.
That one single ideal was the main driving force for the CME of the GWR, Charles Benjamin Collett, who was naturally intent on pursuing the beliefs of his former governor, George Jackson Churchward, the brilliant engineer who initiated the succession of GWR locomotives by designing the prototype No ’40’ named as ‘North Star’ and built as an Atlantic The reason he decided on this wheel arrangement was for comparison purposes, having persuaded the GWR Board members that the French De Glehn 4-cylinder locomotives were far superior to our machines and furthermore made the case for purchasing 3 of those engines, including No ‘La France’ left which was used to haul the inaugural ‘Cornish Riviera Express’ in and continued to work the train for many years.
The Alfred De Glehn design was of a compound engine; high pressured inside cylinders driving the second axle, with low pressure outer assemblies motioning the first drive axle, a system recognised as ‘Divided Drive’ which Churchward adopted for ‘North Star’ and also copied the taper boiler design and replicated the Belpaire firebox, with the styling of the leading bogie also taken from the De Glehn ‘Locomotive Manual’. Thus ‘North Star’ was the starting point for the famous ‘Star’ class, paving the way for the superb ‘Castles’, which were soon found to be both economical and powerful locomotives; capable of handling the passenger expresses of the day.
Thus the Locomotive Committee of the directors appealed to the Civil Engineer to relax the limitation on axle loading, but found that any new structures were allowed 22 tons of loading for 4-cylinder engines; furthermore there were just 4 bridges that were in need of strengthening and the Bridge Stress Committee were requested to put the work in hand as soon as possible, as well as asking for an extra half a ton leeway; this was subsequently granted.
CB Collett was then instructed to design a larger locomotive capable of hauling ton loads as far as Taunton and tons unassisted over the Devon banks, with an axle load of a maximum The three ways that Collett could increase the Tractive Effort, was by increasing the boiler operating pressure; raising the swept volume of the cylinders via a longer stroke or a larger diameter compared to the ‘Castle’ class or decreasing the size of the drive wheels.
The net result was a larger boiler, very well designed by F W Hawksworth, operating at lb. Charles Collett was left with no choice, but to decrease the drive wheel sizes from 6 ft 8. The naming of the class was not decided and early thoughts leaned towards ‘Cathedrals’, but fortunately they were dropped in preference to ‘Kings’ starting out with the current ruler and working backwards in time. Indeed during the inter-war years the popularity of many Devon and Cornish resorts was largely due to the enterprise of the GWR’s publicity machine.
For example, the ‘Cornish Riviera’ was promoted intensively not only in the UK but also in the USA, including this fine study by Murray Seccretan of a ‘King’ class heading a westbound express in As for my own recollections of the ‘Kings’ from the s? I can almost hear the high-pitched squeals from the carriage brakes as the whole ensemble draws to a halt and the name and number of the ‘King’ come into our view and the immense size of the locomotive becomes readily apparent.
What you may not know is that there are multiple ways to get to the top. If speed is more your thing, then sign up for the Express Climb, with fewer steps and stops. You can also delve deep into the belly of the bridge with the Discovery Climb, and wind your way through the pylons as you hear all about the history of this site.
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Why women lose the dating game Bettina Arndt listens to the other voices in this debate: She was joined by three unfamiliar women – all attractive, well groomed, in their mid s. From their whispered chat, she quickly realised they weren’t there to hear about politics and economics but to meet her eligible man. And he’s an utter sweetheart.
She has been in a relationship with her fiance for six years. Her new companions were very friendly and chatted to her during the break. But then her partner, who had been socialising at the front of the room, made eye contact with Naomi and smiled. Playing the dating game Credit: There was silence and then one of them asked me if I knew him. I wasn’t going to lie, so I told them he was my partner and how long we’d been together.
It was amazing how they responded. They stopped smiling at me, shifted awkwardly in their seats and looked me up and down as if they were trying to figure out how a girl who still wears jeans and ballet flats could land a guy like that.
Graeme Skinner University of Sydney and Jim Wafer University of Newcastle , “A checklist of colonial era musical transcriptions of Australian Indigenous songs”, Australharmony an online resource toward the history of music and musicians in colonial and early Federation Australia: We acknowledge and pay respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. It is upon their ancestral lands, and in respectful emulation of their example, that Australharmony is built and maintained.
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There were only 68, unattached graduate men in their 30s for 88, single graduate women in the same age group.
However, much has happened since it went up, including the Blogger outage. Scroll down for a report on that. More new posts will be added below this one. The essay below is the conclusion of the ninth part in a series by Takuan Seiyo. See the list at the bottom of this post for links to the previous installments. Their main endeavor has been to enforce their compulsory e. K and discretionary e.