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Earl B. Hailston

Earl B. Hailston is a retired Marine Corps lieutenant general, he was Commanding General of United States Marine Corps Forces Pacific, U. S. Marine Forces Central Command, U. S. Marine Corps Bases Pacific. Hailston began his career in the Marine Corps as an enlisted infantry rifleman in 1967. After completing boot camp, he reported to the 2nd Marine Division for duty as an infantry rifleman. Shortly after, Hailston entered the Enlisted Commissioning Program and received his commission in 1968. After completing The Basic School, Hailston received assignment as a rifle platoon commander with India Company "I", 3rd Battalion, 27th Marines. From July 1969 to January 1971, Hailston served in the Republic of Vietnam assigned to the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion 1st Marine Division, he attended flight training in Pensacola, receiving his wings in June 1973. Other training schools attended include Amphibious Warfare School and the Air Command And Staff College, he earned his bachelor's degree from Troy State University.

In May 1994, Hailston was promoted to the rank of brigadier general and was commander of the 3rd Force Service Support Group, FMF, Okinawa, Japan. Further commands included: July 1996 – Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff and Logistics, Headquarters, U. S. Marine Corps, Washington, D. C. March 1997 to June 1999 – Promotion to major general U. S. Pacific Command Director of Strategic Plans and Policy. June 1999 – III Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Corps Bases Japan. Promotion to lieutenant general in June 1999. August 2001 to retirement – Component Commander for the U. S. Pacific Command and U. S. Central Command. In mid January 2002, General Tommy Franks forward deployed Hailston's command to Bahrain. While serving as commanding general of the III Marine Expeditionary Force, General Hailston drafted an email to 13 USMC officers in which he called the local Okinawa officials "all nuts and a bunch of wimps"; the email followed a January 2001 incident where a Marine was arrested for lifting up the dress of an Okinawan schoolgirl.

Hailston made an apology stating: The message was an attempt, in a emotional manner, to gain the strict attention of my commanders. If my remarks in the e-mail are construed as suggesting anything else I am sorry and apologize for the misunderstanding, he serves as Chairman of the Air Warrior Courage Foundation. Official Biography for Earl B. Hailston

History of Microsoft

Microsoft is a multinational computer technology corporation. Microsoft was founded on April 1975, by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico, its current best-selling products are the Microsoft Windows operating system. In 1980, Microsoft formed a partnership with IBM to bundle Microsoft's operating system with IBM computers. In 1985, IBM requested Microsoft to develop a new operating system for their computers called OS/2. Microsoft produced that operating system, but continued to sell their own alternative, which proved to be in direct competition with OS/2. Microsoft Windows overshadowed OS/2 in terms of sales; when Microsoft launched several versions of Microsoft Windows in the 1990s, they had captured over 90% market share of the world's personal computers. As of June 30, 2015, Microsoft has a global annual revenue of US$86.83 Billion and 128,076 employees worldwide. It develops, manufactures and supports a wide range of software products for computing devices. In late 1974, Paul Allen, a programmer at Honeywell, was walking through Harvard Square when he saw the cover of the January 1975 issue of Popular Electronics that demonstrated the Altair 8800, the first microcomputer.

Allen bought the magazine and rushed to Currier House at Harvard College, where he showed it to high school friend Bill Gates. They saw potential to develop an implementation of BASIC for the system. Gates called Altair manufacturer Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems, offering to demonstrate the implementation. Allen and Gates had neither an interpreter nor an Altair system, yet in the eight weeks before the demo, they developed an interpreter with the help of Monte Davidoff; when Allen flew to Albuquerque to meet with MITS, the interpreter worked and MITS agreed to distribute Altair BASIC. Allen moved to Albuquerque, Gates soon quit Harvard to join him, they co-founded Microsoft there. Revenues of the company totalled $16,005 by the end of 1976. Allen came up with the original name of a portmanteau of microcomputer and software. Hyphenated in its early incarnations, on November 26, 1976 the company was registered under that name with the Secretary of State of New Mexico; the company's first international office was founded on November 1, 1978, in Japan, entitled "ASCII Microsoft", on November 29, 1979, the term, "Microsoft" was first used by Bill Gates.

On January 1, 1979, the company moved from Albuquerque to a new home in Bellevue, since it was hard to recruit top programmers to Albuquerque. Shortly before the move, eleven of the then-thirteen employees posed for the staff photo on the right. Steve Ballmer joined the company on June 11, 1980, would succeed Bill Gates as CEO from January 2000 until February 2014; the company restructured on June 25, 1981, to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington. As part of the restructuring, Bill Gates became president of the company and chairman of the board, Paul Allen became executive vice president. In 1983, Allen left the company after receiving a Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis, though he remained on the board as vice-chairman. Microsoft's early products were different variants of Microsoft BASIC, the dominant programming language in late 1970s and early 1980s home computers such as Apple II and Commodore 64, were provided with early versions of the IBM PC as the IBM Cassette BASIC.

Microsoft marketed through an Apple dealer in West Palm Beach, Florida two products for the Radio-Shack TRS-80. One was "Typing Tutor"; the other was authored by a professor at the University of Hawaii called "MuMATH" and had the ability to do mathematics in long integer math to avoid floating point numbers. The first hardware product was the Z-80 SoftCard which enabled the Apple II to run the CP/M operating system, at the time an industry-standard operating system for running business software and many compilers and interpreters for several high-level languages on microcomputers; the SoftCard was first demonstrated publicly at the West Coast Computer Faire in March 1980. It was an immediate success; the first operating system publicly released by the company was a variant of Unix announced on August 25, 1980. Acquired from AT&T through a distribution license, Microsoft dubbed it Xenix, hired Santa Cruz Operation in order to port/adapt the operating system to several platforms; this Unix variant would become home to the first version of Microsoft's word processor, Microsoft Word.

Titled "Multi-Tool Word", Microsoft Word became notable for its use of "What You See Is What You Get", or WYSIWYG pioneered by the Xerox Alto and the Bravo text editor in the 1970s. Word was first released in the spring of 1983, free demonstration copies of the application were bundled with the November 1983 issue of PC World, making it one of the first programs to be distributed on-disk with a magazine. However, Xenix was never sold to end users directly although it was licensed to many software OEMs for resale, it grew to become the most popular version of Unix, measured by the number of machin

Annabelle Huggins

Annabelle Huggins was a Filipino actress during the 1960s who starred with Jack Nicholson in Back Door to Hell, became famous when she was kidnapped by jeepney driver Ruben Ablaza. Annabelle was born to Filipino mother, she was raised by her aunt and uncle along with her siblings, wherein her aunt treated her as her own child. In 1958 she dropped out of high school to work in a billiard hall, she debut in the movie Adonis Abril with Nestor De Villa, Back Door to Hell with Jack Nicholson, Siyam na Buhay ni Martin Pusa with Joseph Estrada. On October 23, 1962, 19-year-old Huggins reported that she was taken against her will to Hagonoy and defiled of her honor by Ruben Ablaza, a portly taxi driver, who plotted the abduction with two others, Lauro Ocampo and Jose “Totoy Pulis” Leoncio; the incident was repeated on March 22, 1963, this time, Huggins was kidnapped from Makati and taken first to Caloocan and to Bulacan, a more serious offense. When Ablaza was apprehended and tried in court, he contended that the two were in love, that she went with him and what he did “was the vogue of the time.”

The most awaited part of the trial was when the principal witness, testified before Fiscal Pascual Kliatchko and a curious courtroom crowd. In 1969 Ablaza claimed. Ablaza and the two men were found guilty for rape. Two movies twice portrayed her. In 1963 came Ang Mananaggol ni Ruben with Mario Montenegro as Abalaza and Lolita Rodriguez as Huggins. In 1995 Director Carlo J. Caparas made Annabelle Huggins Story - Ruben Ablaza Tragedy: Mea Culpa starting Cesar Montano as Ablaza and Dawn Zulueta as Huggins. Maggie dela Riva Annabelle Huggins on IMDb

Pickett's Mill Battlefield Site

Pickett's Mill Battlefield Site is Georgia state park in Paulding County, Georgia that preserves the American Civil War battlefield of the Battle of Pickett's Mill. The 765-acre site includes roads used by Union and Confederate troops, earthwork battlements, an 1800s era pioneer cabin; the area's ravine is a site. The park's visitor center includes a film about the battle; the battle took place on May 27, 1864, as the Union Army tried to advance on Atlanta two days after the Battle of New Hope Church. The battle included 14,000 Union Army troops under General Howard and 10,000 Confederate troops under General Cleburne; the Union army began its attack at around 5 p.m. The Confederate army held out; the Union army had 1,600 casualties and the Confederate Army lost 500. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 26, 1973, it is located northeast of Dallas, Georgia off GA 92 at 4432 Mt. Tabor Church Rd. National Register of Historic Places listings in Paulding County, Georgia Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - official site at Georgia State Parks Pickett's Battlefield photo gallery Georgia State Parks

CRFU Cornwall Cup

The CRFU Cornwall Cup is an annual rugby union knock-out cup club competition organised by the Cornwall Rugby Football Union first played for in 1896 but only since 1969. It is open for teams based in Cornwall that are ranked below the national leagues but above the Cornish regional divisions. Tier 9 to 10 clubs have their own competition in the Cornish Clubs Cup; until 2006–07 all of the top rugby union teams in Cornwall including the Cornish Pirates and Redruth played in the competition, up until the formation of the Cornwall Super Cup in 2007–08. Although the Cornwall Super Cup is now a two-legged competition between only two sides, the national Cornish clubs have kept away from the CRFU Cornwall Cup as the demands of the modern game have increased over the years; the current format is as a knock-out cup with a 1st round, quarter-final, semi-final and final, held at a neutral venue in April. Due to the odd numbers of teams involved, several teams receive byes during the early stages. Redruth Camborne St Ives Launceston Penryn Wadebridge Camels Penzance/Newlyn Falmouth Penzance St Austell Truro Cornwall RFU Cornwall Clubs Cup Cornwall Super Cup English rugby union system Rugby union in England Trelawny's Army