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AIM alliance

The AIM alliance was formed on October 2, 1991 between Apple, IBM, Motorola to create a new, grandly unified, computing standard based on the POWER instruction set architecture. It was further intended to cope with Microsoft's and Intel's duopoly; the alliance yielded the launch of Taligent, Kaleida Labs, the successful PowerPC CPU family, the Common Hardware Reference Platform hardware platform standard, Apple's successful Power Macintosh computer line. From the 1980s into the 1990s, the computer industry was moving from a model of just individual personal computers toward an interconnected world, where no one company could afford to be vertically isolated anymore. Infinite Loop says "most people at Apple knew the company would have to enter into ventures with some of its erstwhile enemies, license its technology, or get bought". Furthermore, Microsoft's monopoly and the Wintel duopoly threatened competition industrywide, the Advanced Computing Environment consortium was underway. Phil Hester, a designer of the IBM RS/6000, convinced IBM's president Jack Kuehler of the necessity of a business alliance.

Kuehler called Apple President Michael Spindler, who bought into the approach for a design that could challenge the Wintel-based PC. Apple CEO John Sculley was more enthusiastic. On July 3, 1991, Apple and IBM signed a noncontractual letter of intent outlining the long-term strategic technology goals of a proposed alliance, it stated the goal of creating a single unifying open-standard computing platform for the whole industry, made of a new hardware design and a next-generation operating system. IBM intended to bring the Macintosh operating system into the enterprise and Apple intended to become a prime customer for the new POWER hardware platform. Considering it to be critically poorly communicated and confusing to the outside world at this point, industry commentators nonetheless saw this partnership as an overall competitive force against Microsoft's monopoly and Intel's and Microsoft's duopoly. IBM and Motorola would have 300 engineers to codevelop chips at a joint manufacturing facility in Austin, Texas.

Motorola would sell the chips to anyone else. Executives said the negotiations were stop and go, sometimes seeming to founder and speeding up as impasses were resolved; the main disagreements occurred when one company or the other thought it was giving away too much technology. Executives said that the technological contributions of both sides were evaluated and that money was used to balance the terms, in what negotiators referred to as the "cosmic arithmetic." But how much money is being paid, which company is paying, is guarded information. Between the three companies, more than 400 people had been involved to define a more unified corporate culture with less top-down executive decree, they collaborated as peers and future coworkers in creating the alliance and the basis of its ongoing future dialog which promised to "change the landscape of computing in the 90s". In 1992, the earth shook: IBM and Apple clasped hands and pronounced themselves allies. From this union sprang Taligent... developing nothing less than a universal operating system.

On October 2, 1991, the historic AIM alliance was formed with a contract between Apple CEO John Sculley, IBM Research and Development Chief Jack Kuehler, IBM Vice President James Cannavino. Kuehler said "Together we announce the second decade of personal computing, it begins today" and Sculley said this would "launch a renaissance in technological innovation", as they signed the foot-high stack of papers comprising the contract; the New York Times called it "an act that a year ago no one in the computer world would have imagined possible". It was so sweeping. In 1992, Apple and IBM created two new companies called Taligent and Kaleida Labs as had been declared in the alliance contract, with the expectation that neither would launch any products until the mid-90s. Since 1988, Apple had created a next-generation operating system, codenamed "Pink". Kaleida was to create an object-oriented, cross-platform multimedia scripting language which would enable developers to create new kinds of applications that would harness the power of the platform.

IBM provided affinity between Workplace OS and Taligent, replacing Taligent's microkernel with the IBM Microkernel and adopting Taligent's CommonPoint application framework for Workplace OS, OS/2, AIX. It's natural that many people saw Apple's alliance with former adversary IBM Corp. as an ominous portent for the independent future of the Macintosh. The sight of Apple and IBM chief executives gripping and grinning on national television wasn't nearly as confusing as their vow to bring the Mac and IBM desktop computers into the 21st century with shared technology such as PowerPC chips, PowerOpen Unix, new operating software from Taligent Inc. and Kaleida Labs Inc. Present and future shock aside, that's a lot to digest, it was thought that the CISC microprocessor processor design, including the mainstream Intel products, were an evolutionary dead end, that since RISC was the future, the next few years were a period of great opportunity. The CPUs are the PowerPC processors, the first of which, the PowerPC 601, is a single-chip version of IBM's POWER1 CPU.

Both IBM and Motorola would manufacture PowerPC integrated circuits for this new platform. The computer architecture base was called "PReP", complemented with OpenFirmware and renamed "CHRP". IBM used PReP and CHRP for PCI ve

Karen Corr

Karen Corr is a professional pool and former snooker and English billiards player representing Northern Ireland, was inducted in the BCA Hall of Fame in 2012. Corr was born on 10 November 1969 in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland and spent her early childhood near Maghera; when she was 8 years old, her family moved to England. She loved watching snooker matches on television and joined a snooker club at the age of 14 with her dad and her brother, her friends in Bourne saw that she had exceptional snooker skills and encouraged her to play in tournaments. At the age of 15, she never looked back. Bolstered with confidence, she continued to play in tournaments and became a top–notch snooker player supported by her family. On the day after her 21st birthday, Corr won her first Women's World Snooker Championship, she would go on to repeat that feat in 1995 and 1997. She won the World Women's Billiards Championship in 1998 and 1999. A recession in the mid 1990s and increased restrictions on tobacco sponsorship caused prize funds to decrease for snooker events outside the World Championship.

This forced Corr to look elsewhere for profitable tournament play. Fellow snooker player Julie Kelly told her about the WPBA Tour in the United States. Corr moved to America in 1998 to see. After winning ten consecutive qualifying events, she was able to compete in the professional WPBA events. By the end of 1998, Corr was ranked #24. At the end of 1999, she was ranked # 4. By the end of 2000, she was ranked 2nd in the world. Corr won her first WPBA Classic Tour title, "The 2000 Cuetec Cues Players Championship" in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, she completed that year with two more Classic tour titles. She won the "All Japan Open Championship" held in Osaka, Japan, she placed second in the "WPA Women's World Championship" and in the "UCC World Ladies Championship" held in Tokyo, Japan. In 2001, she became the first person to win every WPBA Classic tour event in the same season since they began, she placed 2nd at the World Championships. Before 2001 ended, Corr found herself at the top, the No. 1 ranked player in the World and remained there for 2 years.

Since she has been a dominant force in women's pool. The crowning achievement of her career came on 26 October 2012, when Corr was formally inducted into the Greatest Player wing of the BCA Hall of Fame, her Hall of Fame induction announcement stated "her quick rise to the top and her consistent dominance on American soil has earned her the only spot in this year's BCA Hall of Fame class."The one crowning glory left for her to achieve is the World 9-ball Championship. Member – BCA Hall of Fame WPBA Tournament Championships 2000 WPBA Super Billiards Expo – Valley Forge, PA 2000 WPBA Baltimore Classic – Baltimore, MD 2000 WPBA Affinix Software Los Angeles OpenLos Angeles, CA 2001 WPBA Cuetec Cues Players Championship – Valley Forge, PA 2001 WPBA Spring ClassicAlpine, CA 2001 WPBA Charlotte – Charlotte, NC 2001 WPBA Fall Classic – Albuquerque, NM 2001 WPBA Midwest Classic – Villa Park, IL 2001 WPBA Nationals – Lincoln City, OR 2002 WPBA Spring Classic – Alpine, CA 2002 BCA Open 9-Ball Championships Women's Division – Las Vegas, NV 2002 WPBA Nationals – Miami, FL 2003 Women's Pro Player Championship – Valley Forge, PA 2003 BCA Open 9-Ball Championships Women's Division – Las Vegas, NV 2003 WPBA US Open 9-Ball – Albuquerque, NM 2003 WPBA Canadian OpenWindsor, Ontario 2004 BCA Open 9-Ball Championships Women's Division – Las Vegas, NV 2004 WPBA Nationals – Lincoln City, OR 2005 WPBA Southeast Classic – Hollywood, FL 2006 WPBA Carolina ClassicRocky Mount, NC 2006 WPBA Florida Classic – Hollywood, FL 2006 WPBA Midwest Classic – Peoria, IL 2007 WPBA Midwest Classic – Norman, OK 2007 9-Ball Championship Ladies Division – Las Vegas, NVInternational championships 2000 All-Japan Championship 2006 Tournament of ChampionsUncasville, CT 2007 Tournament of Champions – Uncasville, CT 2008 Tournament of Champions – Uncasville, CT 1990 Women's World Snooker Championship 1991 WLBSA World Snooker Championship runner-up 1994 WLBSA Halstead Ladies Classic 1994 WLBSA Pontins Spring Bowl 1995 WLBSA Pontins British Ladies 1995 WLBSA West Norwood Open 1995 WLBSA World Snooker Championship 1996 WLBSA Academy Fork Lift 1996 WLBSA Connie Gough Memorial 1996 WLBSA James Brooks Classic 1997 WLBSA Barrats Club National 1997 WLBSA Ladies National 1997 WLBSA UK Championship 1997 WLBSA Pontins UK Championship 1997 WLBSA Scottish Masters 1997 WLBSA World Snooker Championship 1998 WLBSA British Open 1998 WLBSA Welsh Open 1998 WLBSA Scottish Championship 1998 WLBSA World English Billiards Championship 1999 WLBSA World English Billiards Championship Karen Corr's Official website Karen Corr on Xtreme Pressbox Karen Corr image gallery BCA website - Hall of Fame section Karen Corr at

Chen Xingdong

Chen Xingdong is a Chinese former badminton player. He competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in the mixed doubles event together with his partner Peng Xinyong. Chen was part of the Sichuan Sports Technology College team since 1984 and retired from the international tournament in 1997. In 1998, he was selected as a coach in Sichuan Province team and at the same year he join national team as a men's team coach. In early 2000, he focused as a mixed doubles coach, his career in badminton started to appear in 1993 when he and his mixed doubles partner Sun Man won the gold medal at the 1993 East Asian Games, 1993 China Open, 1994 Asian Championships. Chen finished as a runner-up. In 1995, he cooperated with Wang Xiaoyuan, won the mixed doubles title at the Swedish Open, third place at the China Open. In the middle of 1995, he teamed-up with Peng Xinyong; the duo became the champion at the 1995 Denmark and China Open, 1996 Polish Open, qualified to compete at the 1996 Summer Olympics finished in the fourth place after lose a bronze medal match to Liu Jianjun and Sun Man in straight games 15–7, 4–15, 8–15.

Chen two times helps the national mixed team clinched the Sudirman Cup in 1995 and 1997. He reached a career high as world No. 3 in June 1996 together with Peng. Mixed doubles Mixed doubles Mixed doubles The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation since 1983. Mixed doubles Chen Xingdong at Olympics at

Tanager Expedition

The Tanager Expedition was a series of five biological surveys of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands conducted in partnership between the Bureau of Biological Survey and the Bishop Museum, with the assistance of the U. S. Navy. Four expeditions occurred from April to August 1923, a fifth in July 1924. Led by Lieutenant Commander Samuel Wilder King on the minesweeper USS Tanager, Alexander Wetmore directing the team of scientists, the expedition studied the plant animal life, geology of the central Pacific islands. Noted members of the team include herpetologist Chapman Grant; the expedition began with the goal of exterminating domestic rabbits, introduced to Laysan island by the guano industry in 1902. Since that time, the rabbits had devoured Laysan's vegetation and led to the extinction of several endemic species; the rabbits were eliminated on Laysan, the crew witnessed the extinction of the Laysan honeycreeper. Throughout the expedition, new species were discovered and named, unique specimens were captured and returned to laboratories for further study.

Over 100 archaeological sites were found, including ancient religious sites and prehistoric settlements on Nihoa and Necker Island. The first expedition departed Honolulu on April 4, 1923 and returned on May 4; the team visited the island of Laysan and Hermes Atoll, Midway Atoll, Kure Atoll. When they spent a month on Laysan studying the endemic Laysan honeycreeper, a violent and sudden storm ravaged the island. After the storm, the crew concluded that the last three specimens of the honeycreeper had been killed. Alexander Wetmore Stanley C. Ball J. W. Thompson David T. Fullaway David Thaanum Edward L. Caum Donald Ryder Dickey Charles E. Reno John Baker Chapman Grant Eric Schlemmer The second expedition departed Honolulu on May 10; the team visited the island of the French Frigate Shoals and the Pearl and Hermes Atoll. Alexander Wetmore Stanley C. Ball J. W. Thompson David T. Fullaway David Thaanum Edward L. Caum Donald Ryder Dickey Charles E. Reno John Baker Chapman Grant Eric Schlemmer L. A. Thurston Gerrit P. Wilder F. R. Lawrence Ted.

Dranga Austin Jones The third expedition departed Honolulu on June 9. The team visited the islands of Necker and the French Frigate Shoals. An attempt was made to visit Kaula. Tanager arrived at Nihoa on June 10 and dropped off scientists for a ten-day visit and moved on to Necker the following day to drop off a second team. Both teams used radio to keep in constant communication between the two islands. On Nihoa, botanist Edward Leonard Caum collected the first specimen of Amaranthus brownii and Alexander Wetmore discovered the Nihoa millerbird and named it Acrocephalus familiaris kingi, in honor of Captain Samuel Wilder King. Evidence of an ancient settlement on Nihoa was discovered, along with platforms and human remains. On June 22, the Tanager arrived in the French Frigate Shoals and remained for six days, completing the first comprehensive survey of the atoll; the expedition returned to Honolulu on July 1. C. S. Judd C. M. Cooke E. H. Bryan, Jr. H. S. Palmer Edward Leonard Caum Kenneth Emory A. L. C. Atkinson Bruce Cartwright A. G. Rice W. G. Anderson The fourth expedition consisted of two teams, with the first departing Honolulu on July 7.

Destinations included Wake Island. The first team left on the Whippoorwill, which made the first survey of Johnston Island in the 20th century. Aerial survey and mapping flights over Johnston were conducted with a Douglas DT-2 floatplane carried on her fantail, hoisted into the water for take off. Two destroyer convoys accompanied the expedition from Honolulu; the Tanager joined up with the Whippoorwill to complete the survey. From July 27 to August 5, the expedition surveyed Wake Island and named its islets: The southwest islet was named after Charles Wilkes who had led the United States Exploring Expedition in 1841 and determined the location of Wake Island; the northwest islet was named after the chief naturalist for the 1841 expedition. WhippoorwillAlexander Wetmore Charles Howard Edmonson Jas. B. Pollock E. H. Bryan, Jr. W. G. Anderson Max Schlemmer, Jr. TanagerH. S. Palmer David Thaanum G. R. Mann Orme Cheatham The fifth expedition visited Nihoa and Necker Island in 1924. Archaeologist Kenneth P.

Emory of the Bishop Museum collected and cataloged artifacts. The expedition visited Necker from July 14–17; this list is incomplete Stanley C. Ball E. H. Bryan, Jr. Edward L. Caum Erling Christophersen Donald Ryder Dickey Kenneth Emory David T. Fullaway Chapman Grant Herbert E. Gregory C. S. Judd A. J. Ker Commander Samuel W. King Charles E. Reno Eric Schlemmer David Thaanum J. W. Thompson Alexander Wetmore Gerrit P. Wilder T. Wilson In 1990, the U. S. congress passed the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act which requires federal agencies and institutions tha

Sir Robert Gooch, 11th Baronet

Colonel Sir Robert Eric Sherlock Gooch, 11th Baronet was a British Army officer and local politician. Gooch was the son of 10th Baronet and Florence Meta Draper, he was educated at Eton College. After attending the Royal Military College, Gooch commissioned into the Life Guards, he saw active service during the Second World War and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in 1941. Between November 1942 and December 1944 he served as the Commanding Officer of the 1st Household Cavalry Regiment, from 1944 to 1946 he was Colonel of the Household Cavalry. In 1946 he served as a member of East Suffolk County Council, on the 7 July of that year he succeeded to his father's baronetcy. In 1950 he held the office of High Sheriff of Suffolk. Gooch was a member of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms from 1950 to 1973, when he was invested as a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order. In 1963 was promoted to Clerk of the Cheque and Adjutant of the Corps, in 1968 he became Lieutenant, he married Katharine Clervaux Chaytor, daughter of Major General Sir Edward Chaytor and Louisa Jane Collins, on 10 November 1926.

Together they had four children. Gooch was succeeded in his title by his second son, Richard

Neko (video game player)

Park Se-hyeon, better known as his online alias Neko, is a South Korean professional Overwatch support player who plays for O2 Blast of Korean Overwatch Contenders. Park began his professional professional Overwatch career with RX Foxes before signing with the Boston Uprising in the inaugural season of the Overwatch League. After one season with the Uprising, he signed with the Toronto Defiant. Park began his professional Overwatch career with RX Foxes, playing under head coach Park "Crusty" Dae-hee; as a flex support player, he competed with his team in OGN's APEX series, the largest competitive Overwatch series in South Korea at the time. The team's best finish was in APEX Season 4. In November 2017, Park signed with the Boston Uprising of the newly-formed Overwatch League, where he was reunited with head coach Crusty. Park found success in their 2018 season. While the team failed to claim any stage or season titles, Park was selected for the 2018 All-Star Game. However, due to visa issues, he was unable to participate in the All-Star Weekend.

In October 2018, Park signed with new expansion team Toronto Defiant. Park was suspended for the first three games of the 2019 Overwatch League season for selling an account and obstructing league office investigation. While the team struggled throughout the season, Park was selected for the 2019 All-Star Game, the second season in a row he was selected for the honor; the Defiant parted ways with Park in October 2019. On December 31, 2019, Korean Overwatch Contenders team O2 Blast announced that Park would be competing with the team for the 2020 season