Articles tagged ‘Farewells’.

Nobel prize winning writer Seamus Heaney dies
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The Irish writer and poet Seamus Heaney, who won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature, has died at the age of 74. Heaney was widely regarded as the grea...
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Dja Dja Wurrung elder passes
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Aunty Carmel died on Friday 9 August and was buried in Mooroopna on Thursday 15 August - She was a signatory of the Dja Dja Wurrung Native Title claim...
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Was Pablo Neruda killed by Pinochet?
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When the great poet died 40 years ago in Chile, it was said to be from cancer. Now, lawyers say it was murder.  The hunt is on for the suspected kill...
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Farewell Don Gunn
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By Andrew McKenna There are a few people in life who I can say have not just influenced me but been ‘markers’ or milestones in my life. Do...
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‘May God take pity on her soul’: The Argentinian reaction to Margaret Thatcher’s death
The Independent   “La Dama de Hierro” has passed away. Argentina’s media has always embraced the Iron Lady title, a nickname that in its ey...
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Farewell Chinua Achebe
Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe, the revered “father of modern African literature”, has died aged 82. Best known internationally for his n...
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Quick, release the courier pigeons!
Fuck it! This is a job for a train supervisor! Where are my fucking running shoes??
By Andrew McKenna A year and a bit ago a V/Line train left Southern Cross Station and travelled 800 metres down the wrong track towards an oncoming pa...
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Farewell Ravi Shankar
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Ravi Shankar, the sitar maestro who popularised Indian classical music in the West, has died at the age of 92. In a statement, Shankar’s family ...
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Cabaret at the end of the world
See out the end of the world as we know it on Saturday, 1 December at the Anglican Church Hall in Castlemaine with a great night of cabaret and dancin...
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Dog found after act of cruelty
Council’s local laws officers were recently contacted to attend the scene of a disturbing act of animal cruelty. A local walker had discovered a dea...
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At last … a use for the Olde Gaol
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By Andrew McKenna For years the old Castlemaine Gaol has hung like a millstone around the neck of this shire. A ball chained to the suppurating leg of...
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CI on holidays!
The team at CI, L-R: Lars Von Haupt, IA; Monique vander Brass, social media; Eric Findhorn, proofreading; Stella Gordon-Fyffe, advertising; Mickey O'Brien, SEO; Gloria Blancmange, reception.
We’re on holidays for three weeks! Send us a postcard! The whole fun crew at CI is headed to Acapulco for some team building, workshops on non-v...
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Carlos Fuentes dies
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The Guardian Carlos Fuentes, Mexico‘s most celebrated novelist and a leading figure in Latin America’s 20th century literary boom of the ...
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On this day in 1974: Bombs devastate Dublin and Monaghan
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Three car bombs have exploded in Dublin, killing 23 people and injuring more than 100 others during rush hour. Five more people died and another 20 we...
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‘It will be the end’
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Is Fukushima’s Doomsday Machine About to Blow? By Mike Whitney April 19, 2012 “Information Clearing House” — Mounting troubles...
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Help the appeal to VCAT by joining EPIC
EPIC needs a list of members for their appeal to VCAT. If you currently receive EPIC emails you are not a member you should still join. It’s fr...
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Two!
At the last CI staff meeting
It’s CI’s birthday! Two. How would you live without us? Let us know! Congratulate us. Conditions of congratulating us: 1. No hate bloggers...
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30 January 1972: Army kills 13 in Northern Ireland civil rights protest
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British troops have opened fire on a crowd of demonstrators in the Bogside district of Londonderry, killing 13 civilians. Seventeen more people, inclu...
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Death in El Salvador
By Deborah Bonello The killing of documentary maker Christian Poveda represents a sad loss for a region much in need of greater understanding. The fir...
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Sunday fiction: Flory Cantillon’s funeral
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By T. Crofton Croker The ancient burial-place of the Cantillon family was on an island in Ballyheigh Bay. This island was situated at no great distanc...
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Saturday poem: Epitaph for Adolfo Báez Bone
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By Ernesto Cardenal translated by Andrew McKenna They killed you and didn’t tell us where they buried your body, But ever since that day the who...
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Farewell to the fastest woman on earth
Betty Skelton Erde, an auto racing pioneer who was once the fastest woman on Earth, has died. She was 85. Erde began as a female stunt pilot as a teen...
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The last words of Salvador Allende
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In May this year an international team of forensic experts began examining the remains of Chile’s former president Salvador Allende to get to th...
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Farewell Gill Scott-Heron: The Revolution will not be televised
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Poet, novelist, musician, spoken-word guru, campaigner, thorn in the side of the establishment, victim of his own weaknesses: Gil Scott-Heron, who die...
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Farewell Leonora Carrington
MEXICO CITY (AP).- British-born painter, writer and sculptor Leonora Carrington, considered one of the last of the original surrealists, has died. She...
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Journalist files her last copy
Farewell Almena Lomax
Award-winning journalist Almena Lomax recently died in Pasadena, California, at the age of 95. Lomax was a pioneering black journalist in Southern Cal...
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Help get Ziggy to Fukushima
Thanks to Isaac Sutcliffe for this grand idea: Ziggy Switkowski, businessman and nuclear physicist – but mostly businessman – has been pop...
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Farewell Buddy Holly, 3 February 1959
3 February 1959: Three young rock ‘n’ roll stars, including 22-year-old singer Buddy Holly, die when their plane crashes in the United Sta...
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21 January 1950: Farewell George Orwell
George Orwell died on 21 January 1950 after a three-year battle against tuberculosis. Until the last, news had been positive and it was hoped Mr Orwe...
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December farewells
Vanishing voices An open database of endangered languages has been launched by researchers in the hope of creating a free, online portal that will giv...
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24 November 1963: Kennedy ‘assassin’ murdered
“I did it for Jacqueline Kennedy” – Jack Ruby The man accused of assassinating the US President, John F Kennedy, has himself been sh...
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September – October Farewells
Argentinian footballer, voice of the civil rights movement, inventor of fractals, advocate for women’s rights, Navajo code talker … in the...
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Warning, this gets weird – like that weird in Kubrick’s 2001
Benoît Mandelbrot has formulated his last fractal For the full story go to CI’s Farewells page....
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