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Bob Young (businessman)

Robert Young is a serial entrepreneur, best known for founding Red Hat Inc. the open source software company. He owns the franchise for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League and serves as self-styled Caretaker of the team, he was born in Hamilton, Canada. He attended Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario, he received a Bachelor of Arts from Victoria College at the University of Toronto. Prior to Red Hat, Young built a couple of computer rental and leasing businesses, including founding Vernon Computer Rentals in 1984. Descendants of Vernon are still operating under that name. After leaving Vernon, Young founded the ACC Corp Inc. in 1993. Marc Ewing and Young co-founded open-source software company Red Hat. Red Hat was a member of the S&P 500 Index before being purchased by IBM on July 9, 2019. Marc Ewing and Young's partnership started in 1994 when ACC acquired the Red Hat trademarks from Ewing. In early 1995, ACC changed its name to Red Hat Software, which has subsequently been shortened to Red Hat, Inc.

Young served as Red Hat's CEO until 1999. In 2002, Young founded Lulu.com, a print-on-demand, self-publishing company, served as CEO. In 2006, Young established the Lulu Blooker Prize, a book prize for books that began as blogs, he launched the prize as a means to promote Lulu. Young served as CEO of PrecisionHawk, a commercial drone technology company, from 2015 to 2017. Prior to being named PrecisionHawk's CEO in 2015, he was an early investor in the company, he continues to serve on its board as Chairman. Young co-founded Linux Journal in 1994, in 2003, he purchased the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. Young focuses his philanthropic efforts on access to information and advancement of knowledge. In 1999, he co-founded The Center for the Public Domain. Young has supported the Creative Commons, Public Knowledge.org, the Dictionary of Old English, Loran Scholarship Foundation, ibiblio.org, the NCSU eGames, among others. Center for the Public Domain Red Hat Linux Journal Lulu ibiblio

Alexander Fraser Pirie

Alexander Fraser Pirie was a Canadian journalist and newspaper editor. Pirie was born in Upper Canada, to George Pirie, a native of Aberdeen, Scotland, his mother was Jane Booth, born in Lonmay Aberdeenshire to a family from the Isle of Noss in the Shetland Islands. George Pirie emigrated to Upper Canada with a group of Aberdeen businessmen; the family joined the Bon Accord settlement located in the vicinity of Elora. He arrived with his first wife, Mary Robieson, their children, she died not long after her settlement in Canada, Mr. Pirie married Miss Jane Booth. In 1848, George Pirie became the publisher of the Guelph Herald newspaper after his attempt at farming in the Bon Accord community; the farm was sold and the family moved to Guelph where he ran the Guelph Herald publishing and printing office on Wyndham Street. The elder Pirie was Scottish Canadian poet; as a young man, Alexander Fraser Pirie assisted at his father's newspaper office. The paper relied upon job printing work. Imprint magazine described these early days in a profile of Pirie: "He first saw the light of publication day in his father's office, the Guelph Herald, in 1849, was brought up to the sound of the mallet and planer, the hammering of wooden quoins in the chases and the incessant cry of "Color!" on the part of the man who pulled the lever of the Washington press.

The principal event of his early life was stirring the glue and molasses over a hot fire when the foreman decided to cast a new roller, the making of a new roller being at that time regarded as an epoch in the history of all well-regulated country printing offices." At 21 years of age, after his father's death in 1870, Pirie became publisher of The Herald. During this time he took on the numerous duties of a local newspaper which included the issuing of marriage licenses. At this time he received a letter from John A. Macdonald authorizing him as the local agent for these licenses. However, Pirie had a great desire to work as a journalist in a larger city, two years moved on to Toronto. In 1924, The Herald was absorbed by the Guelph Mercury. By 1874, Pirie was working at The Toronto Sun as a columnist. From a circa 1876 article: "The Sun...still retains one of the most fertile humorists in Canada in the person of Mr. Alexander Pirie known as the "Sun Skit Urchin"; this gentleman, still young, finds plenty of work for the scissors of his contemporaries in a daily column of "Sun Skits."

They abound in reckless humor, sparing no one, have just the pleasant bitterness of a dry curacoa. They have now flowed forth in an uninterrupted stream for nearly two years, neither the supply nor quality shows any signs of falling off". A caricature of Pirie as the "Sun Skit Urchin" appeared in Grip magazine at this time. Grip magazine was Canada's version of the satirical British magazine Punch. While Pirie was a contributor to Grip, these contributions were submitted anonymously, he penned several articles for Saturday Night. "Rambles About Rimouski" was a story of the history of Quebec. Pirie was a popular editorial columnist, as well as public speaker. During the 1870s, he lived with his mother and other family members on Mutual Street in Toronto; this house, now demolished, was in the vicinity of. He was in demand as a public speaker, known for his use of political humour. Throughout his years in Toronto Pirie was present at many of the city's social events, such as an 1885 reading by Robert Kirkland Kernighan.

His speaking engagements ranged from reviews of his European travels to speeches in support of Liberal political candidates. Pirie was accepted as a Mason on September 1, 1875, at the Grand Lodge at Ontario; this would have enhanced many social connections in Victorian era Toronto. In 1876, Pirie joined the Toronto Telegram, he was best known as the second editor of the Telegram, a role he held until 1888. The Telegram was founded in 1876 by John Ross Robertson as a paper devoted to Toronto's interests, and, as Robertson described it, devoted to "today's news to-day"Pirie spent his first year at the Telegram working under the historian John Charles Dent. After that he took on the role of editor which he held until 1888. A 1923 review of the history of Toronto newspapers commented on Pirie's time at the Telegram: "Then came Mr. A. F. Pirie, one of the wittiest and most companionable of men, whose paragraphs, straight-flung and barbed at the point, enlarged public interest in the enterprise". In 1886, Pirie participated in a literary debate relating to Canada's role in North America and her relationship with the United States.

Articles under the heading "Canadian Prospects and Politics" were submitted to The North American Review for the January 1886 issue by the Marquis of Lorne and A. F. Pirie with a brief note from Sir John A. Macdonald. In February 1893, Pirie was elected president of the Canadian Press Association. In this capacity he spoke on behalf of Canadian interests at the World Press Conference in Chicago, Illinois. In a May 29, 1893, article from the Toronto Mail, "Good Words for Canada: Plain Talk at the Press Convention", it was reported that Canada had the "honor of closing the proceedings of the ninth annual convention of the National Editorial Association" with the last address delivered by A. F. Pirie. Mr. Pirie represented the Canadian Press Association at the World's Press Congress; the reporter felt that "He said some good words for Canada, reminding his hearers that there were a hundred thousand Canadians in Chicago alone..." That Pirie had noted the role women had been taking in the press

The Testament of Arkadia

"The Testament of Arkadia" is the twenty-fourth episode of the first series of Space: 1999. The screenplay was written by Johnny Byrne; the final shooting script is dated 5 February 1975, with a revised final shooting script dated 25 February 1975. Live-action filming took place Tuesday 11 February 1975 through Tuesday 25 February 1975. Late into the simulated Alpha'night', John Koenig sits alone in his office, updating the official log; as he reviews the past several days, the viewer can hear his thoughts courtesy of a voice-over narration. He reflects on how their struggle to survive in a hostile universe had long erased casual recollection of the cataclysm that hurled the Moon out of Earth orbit; the Commander's solemn words lead into an extended flashback... Days earlier, an off-duty Koenig is in the gymnasium when an urgent summons to Main Mission interrupts his Kendo work-out with resident martial-arts enthusiast Luke Ferro; the Moon has and inexplicably changed course. Long-range scanners are activated—and malfunction.

The next minute, all personnel are hurled forward by a colossal lurch. Their forward motion is slowing. Once in range of the planet, the Moon comes to a dead stop... At an emergency meeting, Victor Bergman muses that, while gravity or magnetic forces could alter the Moon's speed or trajectory, neither could halt its progress. Koenig is certain. Reports come in on the mounting power loss: diagnostics of the generators reveal no faults, but the energy output continues to drop. To Koenig's frustration, Computer identifies the cause as'external forces'. If this trend continues, Moonbase Alpha will suffer a complete power failure in thirty-eight hours, their only chance for survival may be the planet. With forty-eight hours of life-support remaining, Koenig organises a survey mission; the team will consists of himself, Helena Russell, Alan Carter, two Security guards and two mission specialists to be selected by Computer. These individuals will be chosen for having the widest range of relevant qualifications.

With the long-range systems affected, the survey team will have no access to Alpha's resources. As the power loss climbs to thirteen percent, Eagle One departs. Computer's additions to the team are aerospace engineer Luke Ferro and research supervisor Anna Davis. An expert photographer, the Italian extrovert playfully snaps pictures of Anna as he tries to chat her up. Not interested, the prim English girl tries to ignore him, she is embarrassed when she wakes from a nap with her head resting on his shoulder. After a fifteen-hour flight, Eagle One arrives at the planet; the preliminary data shows this world was devastated by a nuclear holocaust sometime in the distant past. A low-altitude reconnaissance reveals no sign of life on the inhospitable surface. Though discouraged and company touch down and make camp. Keenly aware their survival depends on any answers found, the Alphans set off in teams of two across the desolate landscape. While taking photo-scans of charred, leafless trees, Ferro experiences a growing trepidation—as if they were trespassing on sacred ground.

Anna has gathered some petrified leaf remnants. Bergman and Helena's assessment of the environment is encouraging. Returning to camp, they come across a narrow cave opening; the interior is oppressively silent but, as it may contain answers to their dilemma, they enter. The two are shocked when their hand-torches illuminate a grisly tableau—a rough wooden table and benches occupied by a party of skeletons; as the others assemble in the de facto crypt, Bergman makes another discovery. Text inscribed on the rock wall resembles Sanskrit, an ancient Indo-European root language. Helena recalls. On arrival, Anna forgets her undisclosed botanical discovery as she, recognises the text as Sanskrit—but a different earlier form; as she begins the herculean task of translating the passage without access to the reference library, Ferro is drawn to a skull at the head of the table. He stares into the empty eye sockets as if mesmerised. Forensic analysis of the skeletons shows these beings were human, dying 25,000 years ago from radiation poisoning.

The team adjourns to the cave to hear Anna's translation. Finding the lyrical prose difficult, the girl haltingly recites the'Testament of Arkadia'; the ancient text reveals this civilisation annihilated itself in a nuclear war, but, in spite of the destruction, it affirms that Arkadia will live on—in the hearts of an enlightened few who fled before the end, carrying the seeds of a new beginning into the depths of space. The passage ends with a plea for those guided here to make this world live again. Overwhelmed, the Alphans cannot reconcile the presence of human skeletons and an ancient human language uncountable light-years from Earth. Humans could not have travelled here over 25,000 years ago. With a strange intensity, Ferro astounds everyone by asserting it was the Arkadians who travelled to Earth, he reveals Anna's untold discovery

Prairie Fire (magazine)

Prairie Fire is an award-winning Canadian journal of innovative writing, published quarterly by Prairie Fire Press, Inc. Prairie Fire is published quarterly; each issue is a fresh, vibrant mix of fiction and creative non-fiction by celebrated and emerging writers. Committed to its belief in the inherent value of the arts, Prairie Fire Press, Inc. engages and inspires its audience by providing a space for vital cultural exchange. Prairie Fire serves regional and international audiences by publishing exceptional literary writing and by collaborating in innovative arts projects and community outreach programs. Prairie Fire has a reputation for publishing new works by popular Canadian writers such as David Bergen, Di Brandt, George Bowering, Marilyn Dumont, Sue Goyette, Patrick Lane, Sylvia Legris, Daphne Marlatt, P. K. Page, Margaret Sweatman, Joan Thomas, Miriam Toews and Guy Vanderhaeghe. Andris Taskans was the founding editor of Prairie Fire, he studied at the University of Winnipeg. Taskans was a founding member of the Manitoba Writers' Guild and helped start the Manitoba Magazine Publishers Association.

In 2004, Taskans accepted the Artists Award, sponsored by The Great-West Life Assurance Company. In 2008, Taskans received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Western Magazine Awards Foundation on their 26th annual Western Magazine Awards in Richmond, BC, he was awarded the "Making a Difference Award" from the Winnipeg Arts Council in 2009 at the Mayor's Luncheon for the Arts in Winnipeg. Taskans died on September 27, 2019. Taskans was a writer, published Jukebox Junkie in 1987 by Turnstone Press. Prairie Fire magazine was founded in 1978 as Writers News Manitoba. WNM arose out of a group called the Winnipeg Writers Workshop; the founding editors were Elizabeth Carriere and Andris Taskans. WNM completed its transition to a literary journal in 1983, at which time the name was changed to Prairie Fire; the Manitoba Writers’ Guild published Prairie Fire from 1983 to 1989. The current publisher, Prairie Fire Press, Inc. was established in 1989. The local writing and publishing scene was not as developed in 1978.

The members of W3 felt isolated both from the established writers of the Canadian Authors Association and from the University of Manitoba crowd gathered at St. John's College. Writers News Manitoba was created with two goals in mind: to serve as a vehicle for the dissemination of information to prairie writers and to promote the idea that we needed a province-wide writers' organization. After a few false starts, the Manitoba Writers' Guild was founded in 1981 and soon thereafter began publishing a newsletter, it was at this juncture that WNM was freed of its advocacy duties to become a literary magazine. However, it continued to hold as a priority the publishing of work by Manitoba writers; as one critic put it, Prairie Fire's job was to map the local literary landscape. Manitoba Magazine Publishers’ Association Awards 2016 – for fiction, “Hole in the Wall” by Nadia Bozak.

Brookville Lake Dam

Brookville Lake Dam is a dam in Brookville Township, Franklin County, just north of Brookville, in the southeastern part of the state. The earthen dam was constructed in 1974 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers with a height of 181 feet and 2800 feet long at its crest, it impounds the East Fork of the Whitewater River for storm water management. The dam is owned and operated by the Louisville District, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division of the Corps of Engineers; the riverine reservoir it creates, Brookville Lake, has a normal water surface of 8.2 square miles, a maximum capacity of 359,600 acre-feet, normal storage of 184,900 acre-feet. Recreation includes boating, hiking and fishing. Adjacent facilities include the Mounds State Recreation Area and the Whitewater Memorial State Park

Jose Andrada-class patrol craft

The Jose Andrada class is a ship class of twenty-two coastal patrol boats in service with the Philippine Navy. In 1989, the Philippines placed an order of 4 fast patrol craft with Trinity-Equitable for USD9.4 million. The first of the four vessels, arrived on August 20, 1990, was named BRP Jose Andrada; the lead ship of the class was named after Jose Andrada, one of the original officers of the Offshore Patrol of the Philippine Commonwealth government. In April 1990, the Philippines ordered an additional ship and 3 more ships in August 1990. In March 1993, eleven more vessels were ordered. A total of 22 ships were acquired by the Philippines by 1999, it was designated as Fast Patrol Craft, was classified with a hull initial "DF", but on was re-designated as a Patrol Gunboat, was re-designated as "PG". The class was built to US Coast Guard standards with aluminium superstructure, she is powered by two Detroit Diesel 16V-92TA Diesel Engines with a combined power of around 2,800 hp driving two propellers for a maximum speed of 28 knots.

Maximum range is 1,200 nmi at 12 knots, or alternatively 600 nmi at 24 knots. The ship class was designed to carry one bow Mk.3 40 mm gun, one 81 mm mortar aft, four 12.7 mm/50 caliber machine guns. Instead, the class are armed with one 25mm Bushmaster chain gun on Mk.38 Mod.0 mount on second and batches, four M2HB Browning 12.7 mm/50 caliber machine guns on Mk.26 mounts, with two positioned forward and two aft. The ship can carry 4,000 rounds of 12.7 mm and 2,000 rounds of 7.62 mm A large "Big Eyes" binocular is carried on tripod mounts, one on the forecastle and one just abaft the mast. For the first batch of boats, the Mk.38 Mod.0 M242 Bushmaster 25mm chain gun is not available. All are equipped with a Raytheon AN/SPS-6411 surface search and navigation radar but with a smaller antenna as those used in bigger Philippine Navy ships. Like all other Philippine Navy ships, the entire class was installed with the Philippine Navy Vessel Tracking System by the Naval Sea Systems Command. A 4-meter rigid inflatable boat powered by a 40-hp outboard motor is stowed amidships