click links in text for more info
SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

Guillaume Daniel Delprat

Guillaume Daniel Delprat CBE was a Dutch-Australian metallurgist, mining engineer, businessman. He was a developer of the froth flotation process for separating minerals. Delprat was born in Delft, the Netherlands, son of Major General Felix Albert Theodore Delprat minister of war, his wife Elisabeth Francina, née van Santen Kolff. Delprat attended a high school in Amsterdam and became an apprentice engineer on the Tay Bridge in Scotland, he learned calculus from his father by post. On returning to the Netherlands, he is said to have acted as assistant to Johannes Diderik van der Waals, physics professor at the University of Amsterdam. From 1879 to 1882, Delprat worked in Spain at the Tharsis Copper Mines. In 1898, chairman E. N. Wigg of Broken Hill Proprietary invited Delprat to Australia to become Assistant General Manager of BHP, he moved there with his wife and children. On 1 April 1899, he was promoted to General Manager, a position he held until 1921. At BHP, he pioneered the froth flotation process for refining sulphide ore.

Delprat foresaw the exhaustion of BHP's mine at Broken Hill, pushed for moving the company's smelters to Port Pirie. He shifted BHP from lead mining to zinc and sulphur production; these moves were the basis of BHP's success. Delprat pushed construction of the BHP steelworks at Newcastle, New South Wales; the contract was signed on 24 September 1912 and the steelworks were opened by Governor-General Novar on 2 June 1915. For Delprat's visionary judgement in the project he was made a CBE. In 1935 Delprat was the first recipient of the medal of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. G. D. Delprat married Henrietta Maria Wilhelmina Sophia Jas in Holland on 4 September 1879, their seven children included: Dr. Lica Delprat married Dr. Milo Sprod on 11 April 1916 Francisca Adriana "Paquita" Delprat married Douglas Mawson on 31 March 1914 Carmen Paquita Delprat married Petrus Ephrem "Pierre" Teppema, she was a noted violinist.

Low-Light (G.I. Joe)

Low-Light is a fictional character from the G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and animated series, he served as the G. I. Joe Team's Infantryman and debuted in 1986, his real name is Cooper G. MacBride, his rank is that of Staff Sergeant E-6. Low-Light was born in North Dakota; as a child, Low-Light was afraid of the dark, timid with wild animals, shy of loud noises, until one hunting expedition with his father. He lost his way in the impenetrable darkness, was found three weeks with his flashlight.22 rifle, a grin from ear to ear. Ten years he was an instructor at the Army Marksmanship Program in Fort Benning and a self-taught expert on image intensification. Low-Light was first released as an action figure in 1986. Overall, he has had 8 releases, using a total of 5 unique molds. Just as his serial number has changed with each release, so has his actual appearance. For his original figure and 1989 repaint as part of the Slaughter's Marauders line, he was shown to have curly blond hair, with no facial hair.

For his third release, he had short, black hair, a full beard. His fourth release as part of the Dino Hunters line was a repaint of his third release, this time he had blond hair and beard, his fifth release was again a repaint of his third release, again featured black hair and beard. His sixth and eighth releases were done as a homage to his original release, as all three versions show him with blond hair and no beard. All versions include some visor over his eyes. Low-Light is featured in issue #8 of the Marvel Comics'Special Missions' series, a second series to the main G. I. Joe title, he is sent with a team of Joes to Southeast Asia, to pursue Portland, a man with a case full of valuable computer chips. Low-Light faces many additional problems as their CIA contact is not being honest with the Joe team. Low-Light is featured in Marvel Comics Special Missions #11, he is one of a small group of G. I. Joe called in to help defuse a hostage situation in Germany, he works under the command of Chuckles.

In the Devil's Due'Frontline' series, Low-Light makes a cameo during an investigation of the murder of a Crimson Guard. Low-Light is unsure as to why G. I. Joe should care, as evidence points to another Cobra agent as the killer. Low-Light, Ripcord and Tunnel Rat are caught in an artificial conflict created by Iron Grenadiers in the fictional country of Sierra Gordo. Low-Light makes it out alive. Low-Light is one of the reservists, called into action in New York City to stop Neurotoxin; the team is successful in stopping Neurotixin, Low-Light again shows off his night fighting ability. After this, he goes back into reserve status until World War III. Low-Light appeared as a supporting character in The Sultan's Secret by Peter Lerangis and Fool's Gold by S. M. Ballard, two of six G. I. Joe tie-in novels published by Ballantine Books in 1988. Being an private person, Low-Light avoids conversations with his teammates and communicates with them only when necessary. Low-Light appeared in the original G. I.

Joe animated series. Low-Light in his first uniform appeared throughout the second season of G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero, was voiced by Charlie Adler. In the series, he is depicted as suffering from nightmares and disliking the dark, he wears his night vision goggles to keep him from having to see the night. It is hinted in the episode "Nightmare Assault" that abuse from his father might have played a role in his fear of the dark. In this episode, his father berates him in a dream, orders him to catch some rats, which he fears. Low-Light appears in the following episodes: Low-Light is shown in a few scenes of G. I. Joe: The Movie, but like many of the characters of the Sunbow Cartoon, he has a minor role, his most memorable part was serving as bailiff during Falcon's Court-martial. He is glimpsed at the battle of the Statue of Liberty in the opening, can be glimpsed during the battle of Cobra-La, he can be seen getting up from the ground after the explosive destruction of Cobra-La, as Doc calls Hawk regarding Duke's recovery.

Low-Light appears in his Slaughter's Marauders uniform, in the 1989 G. I. Joe mini-series "Operation: Dragonfire". Here he is suspicious of the journalist Scoop, who he believes is a spy for Cobra, he is part of the coup that overthrows Serpentor and allows Cobra Commander to regain control of Cobra. In episodes, he began wearing his version 3 uniform. Low-Light appears in the following episodes: Cold Shoulder El Dorado: The Lost City of Gold General Confusion Night of the Creepers Operation: Dragonfire That's Entertainment Low-Light at JMM's G. I. Joe Comics Home Page Low-Light at YOJOE.com

Langlo River

The Langlo River, a river, part of the Murray-Darling basin, is located in South West Queensland, Australia. The headwaters of the Langlo River rise under the Edinburgh Range near Lumeah and northwest of Augathella; the rivers flows in a southerly direction and forms a series of braided channels flowing through uninhabited plains past Baykool and Nungil. It veers to the southeast near Lynton Hills and crosses the Diamantina Developmental Road near Meecha before reaching its confluence with the Warrego River; the Langlo River is joined by seventeen tributaries including the Ward River and descends 92 metres over its 440-kilometre course. The river's catchment is composed of natural downs country used for grazing cattle and sheep, vegetated with Flinders and Mitchell Grass, interspersed stony ridges and red stony plains and bisected by numerous creeks; the underlying geology is Middle Cretaceous sandstone with areas of mudstone. List of rivers of Queensland

Kama Sutra Records

Kama Sutra Records was started in 1964 by Arthur "Artie" Ripp, Hy Mizrahi and Phil Steinberg as Kama Sutra Productions, a production house. The "Kama Sutra" is an ancient Sanskrit text. In 1965, the company was joined by Art Kass and the record label itself was started. A distribution deal with MGM Records was signed, which lasted from 1965 until 1969. From 1969 onward, distribution was handled by co-owned Buddah Records; the record company restarted in 1981 as Sutra Records. Under this moniker, Kass marketed and distributed Fever Records, Blue Dog Records, Baila Records, Becket Records, signed and recorded the Cover Girls, the Fat Boys, Victor Willis, many more before the company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 1993; the 1965-1976 Kama Sutra catalogue is now owned by Sony Music Entertainment and managed by Legacy Recordings. The 1981–1993 Sutra catalogue is controlled by Unidisc Music. Lists of record labels The Kama Sutra / Buddah Records Story

Chikugo-Kusano Station

Chikugo-Kusano Station is railway station on the Kyūdai Main Line operated by JR Kyushu in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. The station is served by the Kyudai Main Line and is located 15.7 km from the starting point of the line at Kurume. Only local trains on the line stop at the station; the station consists of two side platforms serving two tracks at grade. The station building is of modern design and the station facilities are co-located with a local tourism organisation; the station building serves only to house a waiting area. Access to the opposite side platform is by means of a level crossing. Japanese Government Railways opened a track from Kurume to Chikugo-Yoshii on 24 December 1928 during the first phase of the construction of the Kyudai Main Line. Chikugo-Kusano was opened on the same day as one of several intermediate stations on the track. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways, the successor of JGR, on 1 April 1987, JR Kyushu took over control of the station. In fiscal 2015, there were 44,000 boarding passengers.

Chikugo-Kusano