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Augeas

(ôjē`əs), in Greek mythology, son of Helios and king of Elis. He kept his huge herds of cattle in the Augean Stables. As his sixth labor, Hercules cleaned the stables in one day by diverting the course of a river (possibly the Alpheus) through them.
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Augean Port Clarence Landfill Site at Seal Sands IAN COOPER
In a reference to the mythical tasks of Hercules, she said: "When we look at some of the house-clearing that is going to happen, are we going to say we don't need some pretty big shovels for the Augean stable?" Asked yesterday what should be done in the wake of numerous allegations of abuse and harassment by MPs, she said: "These overwhelmingly maledominated professions - where the boys' locker room culture has prevailed and it's all been a bit of a laugh - has got to stop."
It is worth mentioning that all the new DCOs after resuming the charges had issued such instructions to the head of departments and boasted to clear Augean Stable which has never been cleared.
Among other things, he likened the situation he found at the department when he took over last February with the mythological Augean Stables -- which had not been cleaned for years -- and coffee-shop style gossip over taxpayers' returns, and claimed backlogs dating back to 1980 were holding up proper auditing.
And he certainly hasn't slain the Nemean lion, captured the Cretan bull or corralled the cattle of Geryon - although Hercules' fifth labor, cleaning the Augean stables, does have curious resonance with some of Mike's efforts over the past 12 months." In myth, the Augean stables held 3,000 oxen and had not been cleaned for decades.
Analogies have been plentiful (Tammany Hall, Enron etc) since Blatter's announcement, but the tale of Hercules and his task of cleaning the Augean stables appears particularly relevant.
Modi is the new Herculean avatar to turn the tables and to clean the Augean stables of India.
Similar to the Herculean efforts required to clean the Augean stables, much is needed of CCOs to keep corporations compliant.
The m dmi Party (P) leader is aware that to large sections, especially among the subaltern classes, he is something of a messiah, who is bent on cleansing the Augean stables of politics.
Certainly the Augean stable of Hassan's Morocco could do with a good cleansing.