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BlackBerry OS

BlackBerry OS is a proprietary mobile operating system developed by Canadian company BlackBerry Limited for its BlackBerry line of smartphone handheld devices. The operating system provides multitasking and supports specialized input devices that have been adopted by BlackBerry for use in its handhelds the trackwheel and most the trackpad and touchscreen; the BlackBerry platform natively supports corporate email, through Java Micro Edition MIDP 1.0 and, more a subset of MIDP 2.0, which allows complete wireless activation and synchronization with Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, or Novell GroupWise email, tasks and contacts, when used with BlackBerry Enterprise Server. The operating system supports WAP 1.2. Updates to the operating system may be automatically available from wireless carriers that support the BlackBerry over the air software loading service. Third-party developers can write software using the available BlackBerry API classes, although applications that make use of certain functionality must be digitally signed.

Research from June 2011, indicated that 45% of mobile developers were using the platform at the time of publication. BlackBerry OS was discontinued after the release of BlackBerry 10 in January 2013, however support for the older OS continued until the end of 2013; the BlackBerry 9720 runs a version of BlackBerry OS 7.1 with updates to the user interface that mimics the BlackBerry 10, this includes a new lock screen, redesigned Application Switcher, Pictures and Phone apps. While BlackBerry Ltd. develops and releases updated versions of its operating system to support each device, it is up to the individual carriers to decide if and when a version is released to its users. The following is a list of fonts that were included in some versions of BlackBerry: BBAlphaSans and BBAlphaSerif are based on the free software DejaVu fonts. On September 27, 2010, BlackBerry Ltd. announced a new unrelated QNX-based platform, BlackBerry Tablet OS, to run on its released BlackBerry PlayBook tablet computer.

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Badges of the Danish Military

Badges of the Danish Military are military decorations issued to soldiers who achieve a variety of qualifications and accomplishments while serving active or reserve duty in the Danish military. They are worn, on the service dress or barracks dress, either right above or on the breast pocket, depending on whether there are Danish Parachutist Brevets. There is no limit to the amount worn and there is no designated order for the badges; the badges were first created by the Danish Brigade in Exile. It did however not see official and wide use until the 1950s, when standardized versions were introduced; the proficiency badges are small circular badges containing 25mm in diameter a laurel wreath and the icon in the center. They are sown onto the uniform with a small circular piece of felt: The army has different colors depending on the service branch: Infantry: Cardinal red Jutland Dragoons: Crimson red Guard Hussars: White Artillery: Crimson red Engineer Regiment: Black Signal Regiment: Dark blue Train Regiment: Crimson red Danish Armed Forces Health Services: Cardinal red Intelligence Regiment: Grey White White Similar in design to British and American tabs, they are worn on the right shoulder, on either service dress, barracks dress or combat uniform.

The Danish parachutist badge, can only be acquired by Danish officers, high ranking NCOs and members of the Royal Danish Air Force, they are therefore rare compared to other countries parachute badges. The parachutist badge is worn above the right breast pocket on the service dress or barracks dress, with the ability to wear a foreign brevet, on the pocket flap. Danish Defence list

Tenacious D (TV series)

Tenacious D: The Greatest Band on Earth, or sometimes called The Adventures of Tenacious D, is a TV series that ran on HBO in 1997, 1999 and 2000. It featured the fictional accounts of the real band Tenacious D, composed of members Jack Black and Kyle Gass. All of the episodes of the show are available on Tenacious D's The Complete Master Works DVD. There were three half-hour episodes total in the season, each containing two segments; the show included many songs that would be rerecorded for the band's studio albums Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny. The series follows the exploits of JB and KG, the two halves of Tenacious D. the self-proclaimed "greatest band on earth." Their music is heavy on power chords and lyrics about sex and why they are "the greatest band on Earth." According to Kyle Gass, HBO offered Tenacious D a deal to make ten episodes, but in doing so, they would have to relinquish their role as executive producers. Gass and Jack Black decided to make a movie instead of giving HBO creative control of Tenacious D, they made the Pick of Destiny.

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Efraim Racker

Efraim Racker was an Austrian biochemist, responsible for identifying and purifying Factor 1, the first part of the ATP synthase enzyme to be characterised. F1 is only a part of a larger ATP synthase complex known as Complex V, it is a peripheral membrane protein attached to component Fo, integral to the membrane. Efraim Racker was born to a Jewish family in 1913 in Neu Sandez, but he grew up in Vienna, his elder brother, Heinrich Racker, was to become a famous psychoanalyst. Efraim Racker was studying medicine at the University of Vienna when Hitler invaded in 1938. Racker fled to Great Britain, his research focused on the biochemical causes for mental diseases. During the war, Racker was given the opportunity to practice medicine, but he decided to move to the United States to continue his research. In the U. S. he accepted a position as a research associate in physiology at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis from 1941 to 1942. While investigating the biochemical basis for brain diseases, he discovered that the polio virus inhibited glycolysis in the brains of mice.

He left his research position for a job as a physician at the Harlem Hospital in New York City. In 1944 he became an associate professor of microbiology at the New York University Medical School, where he continued his work on glycolysis. In 1952 he accepted a position at Yale Medical School, but left after two years to accept the position of chief of the Nutrition and Physiology Department at the Public Health Research Institute of the City of New York, it was here that Racker demonstrated that glycolysis was dependent on ATPase and the continuous regeneration of ADP and phosphate. Maynard E. Pullam joined Racker's staff in 1953, decided to uncover the mechanism of ATP synthesis in mitochondria and chloroplasts. Joined by Anima Datta and Harvey S. Penefsky, they set out to identify the enzymes used in ATP synthesis. Racker left the Public Health Research Institute in 1966 to found the biochemistry department at Cornell University, he continued his research at Cornell, was awarded many honors and prizes, including the Warren Triennial Prize in 1974, the National Medal of Science in 1976, the Gairdner Award in 1980, the America Society of Biological Chemistry's Sober Memorial Lectureship.

In addition, he was appointed to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. Efraim Racker died in 1991, leaving colleague and friend Dr. Mossaad Abdel-Ghany to take care of his lab and graduate students, but not before coining the phrase, "Don’t waste clean thinking on dirty enzymes,", quoted as one of "The Ten Commandments of Enzymology". Racker and his associates, Anima Datta, Maynard Pullmand, Harvey Penefsky, worked to isolate the enzymes involved in ATP synthesis, they observed that isolated mitochondrial fragments were capable of respiration but not able to synthesize ATP. Racker and his co-workers concluded that oxidative phosphorylation could be restored by addition of the supernatant from the centrifuging; the complex making this restoration possible was named Factor 1 or F1 as it is a necessary coupling factor for ATPase activity. This discovery of the first enzyme of oxidative phosphorylation was identified and purified in 1960; the factor that binds F1 to the membrane, Fo, was discovered in conjunction with Yasuo Kagawa.

This particle was thus named Fo. This discovery had the added benefit of silencing any critics of the role of F1 in oxidative phosphorylation because it conferred oligomycin sensitivity on the ATPase activity complex. Once both of these factors were identified Racker was able to confirm Peter D. Mitchell's hypothesis that contrary to popular opinion, ATP synthesis was not coupled to respiration through a high-energy intermediate but instead by a transmembrane proton gradient. F1 is a critical part of ATP synthesis within the mitochondria. In its absence, Complex V is not able to create the proton gradient necessary to produce ATP, it is responsible for coupling the oxidation of nutrients to the synthesis of ATP from ADP and inorganic phosphates. In September 6, 1991, Racker was felled by a severe stroke, died in Syracuse three days after. Biography - The National Academies Press Efraim Racker and Artist, June 28, 1913 - September 9, 1991, Cornell University Library Efraim Racker-Art Albums

John Barbee

John Barbee was the tenth Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky from 1855 to 1857 and chiefly remembered for his part in the anti-immigrant riots known as "Bloody Monday". He was born in Pewee Valley, and, after his parents died, moved to Louisville at age 14. In 1841, he was elected by the city council as a collector of revenues, after a brief foray back into the private sector, he was elected to the city council in 1849 and 1851. In 1855, as a member of the anti-Catholic, anti-foreigner Know Nothing party, he was elected Mayor over James S. Speed, who did not run for re-election, believing the election was invalid, but his appeal was denied by the Kentucky Supreme Court; the most notable event of his term was "Bloody Monday", an uprising against German and Irish immigrants on August 6, 1855. The day was election day, despite the likelihood of riots, Barbee would not provide any security at voting booths. Know-Nothings prevented naturalized German and Irish from voting, riots erupted on the streets of the Butchertown district of Louisville.

Germans were beaten and some were killed as the riots spilled into the Irish-dominated Eighth Ward, burning a large row of houses. Barbee intervened to prevent rioters from destroying the city's Catholic cathedral. 22 people were killed in the riots, although some sources place the number of deaths at 100 or more. After Barbee's term as mayor, he served again on the city council from 1858 to 1861, he became a Democrat after the Civil War. He is buried in Cave Hill Cemetery. Yater, George H.. Two Hundred Years at the Fall of the Ohio: A History of Louisville and Jefferson County. Louisville, KY: Filson Club, Incorporated. ISBN 0-9601072-3-1

Richard Corrigan

Richard Corrigan is an Irish chef. He is chef/patron of Corrigan's Mayfair, Bentley's Oyster Bar and Grill, Bentley's Sea Grill in Harrods in London, Virginia Park Lodge in Virginia, County Cavan. Richard Corrigan was raised in Ballivor, County Meath, he studied at Dublin Institute of Technology. Having spent several years in the Netherlands, he was head chef of Mulligan’s in Mayfair in London, his first Michelin star was awarded to him when he was head chef of Stephen Bull in Fulham in 1994 in London. He opened Lindsay House in Soho and won a Michelin star there in 1997, he bought and refurbished Bentley’s in 2005 and subsequently opened Corrigan’s Mayfair in 2008. The latter restaurant has been awarded London Restaurant of the Year by the Evening Standard in 2008 and has earned three AA Rosettes, it was awarded ‘AA London Restaurant of the Year’ in 2009, gained one of the highest new entries in the National Restaurant Awards at number five. He was crowned winner of the Great British Menu three times.

Richard won the Great British Waste Menu special in 2010, airing to over 7 million on BBC 1 prime time and which culminated in a dinner at the House of Lords. He is well-known in Ireland for his outspoken opinions and he is an occasional contributor to RTÉ Radio 1 discussions on Brexit. In December 2017 he said of the UK "Never have I seen a country led so badly in my life - by a bunch of monkeys, frankly. I'd like to have them all at a Christmas party and give them the worst hiding they could imagine." In June 2018 he said London is "led by a load of donkeys", of the UK Cabinet "Harrow and these private schools where most of these absolute monkeys come out of. I'd love to smack their arses with a big cane." Cookery School Chef's Race Great British Menu Great British Food Revival Full On Food, Saturday Kitchen Market Kitchen Something For The Weekend The Wright Stuff Corrigan Knows Food The Taste 1999: The Richard Corrigan Cookbook: From the Waters to the Wild published by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, ASIN: B001LN4LGY 2008: The Clatter of Forks and Spoons: Honest, Happy Food published by Fourth Estate, ISBN 978-0007248902 2011: Cookery School: Where anyone can learn to cook published by Penguin Books, ISBN 9780718158064 List of oyster bars Channel 4 article Richard Corrigan's official website Corrigan's Mayfair Bentley's Oyster Bar and Grill Great British Menu RTE Corrigan Knows Food web page Corrigan's biography on