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Clive Sinclair

Sir Clive Marles Sinclair is an English entrepreneur and inventor, most known for his work in consumer electronics in the late 1970s and early 1980s. After spending several years as assistant editor of Instrument Practice, Sinclair founded Sinclair Radionics in 1961, where he produced the first slim-line electronic pocket calculator in 1972. Sinclair moved into the production of home computers and produced the Sinclair ZX80, the UK's first mass-market home computer for less than £100, with Sinclair Research, the ZX81 and ZX Spectrum. Sinclair Research produced the TV80, a flatscreen portable mini television utilising a cathode ray tube, however, LCD television technology was in advanced development and the Sinclair FTV1 was a commercial flop, only 15,000 units being produced. Knighted in 1983, Sinclair formed Sinclair Vehicles and released the Sinclair C5, a battery electric vehicle, a commercial failure. Since Sinclair has concentrated on personal transport, including the A-bike, a folding bicycle for commuters that weighs 5.5 kilograms and folds down small enough to be carried on public transport.

Sinclair's father and grandfather were engineers. His grandfather George Sinclair was an innovative naval architect who got the paravane, a mine sweeping device, to work. George Sinclair's son, George William "Bill" Sinclair, wanted to take religious orders or become a journalist, his father suggested. At the outbreak of World War II in 1939 he was running his own machine tools business in London, worked for the Ministry of Supply. Clive Sinclair was born to George Sinclair and Thora Edith Ella Marles in 1940 near Richmond in Surrey, he and his mother left London for safety to stay with an aunt in Devon, where they travelled to Teignmouth. A telegram arrived shortly afterwards, bringing the news that their home in Richmond had been bombed. Sinclair's father found a house in Bracknell in Berkshire, his brother Iain was born in 1943 and his sister Fiona in 1947. At the age of 14, Sinclair designed a submarine. During holidays he could teach himself what he wanted to know. Sinclair found himself out of place at school.

He preferred the company of adults. Sinclair attended Boxgrove Preparatory School. By the time he was ten, his father had financial problems, he had branched out from machine tools and planned to import miniature tractors from the U. S.. Because of his father's problems, Sinclair had to move school several times. After a time at Reading School, Sinclair took his O-levels at Highgate School in London in 1955 and A-levels in physics, pure maths, applied maths at St. George's College, Weybridge. During his early years, Sinclair earned money mowing lawns and washing up, earned 6d more than permanent staff in a café, he went for holiday jobs at electronic companies. At Solatron he inquired. Sinclair took one of his circuit designs. While still at school he wrote his first article for Practical Wireless. Sinclair did not want to go to university when he left school at the age of 18 and instead he sold miniature electronic kits by mail order to the hobby market. Sinclair's Micro Kit was formalised in an exercise book dated 19 June 1958 three weeks before his A-levels.

Sinclair drew a radio circuit, Model Mark I, with a components list: cost per set 9/11, plus coloured wire and solder and bolts, plus celluloid chassis for nine shillings. In the book are advertisement rates for Radio Constructor and Practical Wireless. Sinclair estimated producing 1,000 a month, placing orders with suppliers for 10,000 of each component to be delivered. Sinclair wrote a book for Bernard's Publishing, Practical transistor receivers Book 1, which appeared in January 1959, it was nine times subsequently. His practical stereo handbook was reprinted seven times over 14 years; the last book Sinclair wrote as an employee of Bernard's was Modern Transistor Circuits for Beginners, published in May 1962. At Bernard Babani he produced 13 constructors' books. In 1961 Sinclair registered Sinclair Radionics Ltd, his original choice, Sinclair Electronics, was taken. Sinclair Radionics was formed on 25 July 1961. Sinclair made two attempts to raise startup capital to buy components, he designed PCB licensed some technology.

He took his design for a miniature transistor pocket radio and sought a backer for its production in kit form. He found someone who agreed to buy 55% of his company for £3,000 but the deal did not go through. Sinclair, unable to find capital, joined United Trade Press as technical editor of Instrument Practice. Sinclair appeared in the publication as an assistant editor in March 1962. Sinclair described making silicon planar transistors, their properties and applications and hoped they might be available by the end of 1962. Sinclair's obsession with miniaturisation became more obvious. Sinclair undertook a survey for Instrument Practice of semiconductor devices, which appeared in four sections

Kevin Negandhi

Kevin Negandhi is an American sports anchor for ESPN's SportsCenter as well as ESPN College Football on ABC. In addition to hosting SportsCenter, he hosts Baseball Tonight, College Football Live and Outside the Lines on ESPN and is a fill-in anchor on NFL Live and Cold Pizza, he is the first anchor of Indian-American descent to be on a national sports network in American television history. Negandhi joined ESPN in September 2006 and made his debut on ESPNews in October 2006. Negandhi was born in Pennsylvania. Negandhi graduated from Phoenixville Area High School in Phoenixville, he received a degree in Communications from Temple University in 1997. While at Temple, he was a reporter on the Philadelphia Inquirer High School Sports Show on Fox, he worked as a stringer for USA Today covering 6 local colleges for the Gannett News Service. He was a member of Temple's student run newscast, Temple Update, under the direction of Rick Beardsley, he served as sports editor at the Temple News - the school's newspaper, for two years.

Negandhi was the voice of the Temple Women's basketball team on WRTI 90.1 FM in Philadelphia for three years. After college, he became the second Indian-American to be a local sports anchor in the country, serving as sports anchor and sports director at KTVO-TV in Kirksville, MO from 1998-99. Negandhi joined WWSB-TV in Sarasota, Florida in 1999 and served as a sports anchor/reporter for three years. After a year away from TV, he returned to Sarasota and became sports director at WWSB-TV from 2004-06. While working in Florida, he won three Associated Press awards including "Best Sportscast" in 2004 and 2005 and "Best Breaking Sports News" in 2005. Negandhi married fellow newscaster Monica Buchanan in 2009. Negandhi is an avid Philadelphia sports fan, supporting his hometown Eagles, Sixers and Philadelphia Flyers

Österreichische Industrieholding

The Österreichische Bundes- und Industriebeteiligungen GmbH or short ÖBIB, is a state holding company that can be characterized as a National Wealth Fund. It administers the investments of the Republic of Austria in or nationalized companies, it is headquartered in Vienna. In 1967 the Österreichische Industrieverwaltungs-GmbH was established to centralize the administration of the interests in nationalized companies, it was transformed to the Österreichische Industrieverwaltungs-AG in 1970 and at the same instant got assigned the shares of the nationalized companies. The ÖIAG and the companies it owned formed a group, the Austrian Industries AG until 1993 when this group was split and the ÖIAG was instructed to privatize the companies it owned. In 2015, the Austrian state holding ÖIAG was turned into a limited liability company called Österreichische Bundes- und Industriebeteiligungsholding, permitted to make new acquisitions and which will report directly to the Ministry of Finance; the ÖBIB holds shares in: 31.50% of the Oil producer OMV 28.42% of the Telekom Austria 52.85% of the Österreichische Post 33.20% of the Casinos Austria 29.95% of the APK Pensionskasse, an Austrian pension fund 100% of the IMIB, a real estate and industry holding 100.00% of the GKB Bergbau GmbH, a mining holding 100.00% of the Finanzmarkt Beteiligungs AG 100% of the Schoeller-Bleckmann steel millSevere protests from politicians and workers' councils were the results of the privatisation of some of the ÖBIB’s former investments.

Former investments were: voestalpine Austrian Airlines SGP Verkehrstechnik Austria Mikro Systeme International AG Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG Berndorf Böhler-Uddeholm Austria Metall AG Österreichische Salinen Austria Tabak AG The auction house Dorotheum Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Flughafen Wien AG Schoeller-Bleckmann Siemens AG Österreich VA Technologie AG


Tisens is a comune in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 15 kilometres northwest of the city of Bolzano. The commune is home to Castle Katzenzungen which harbors a 350+ year old vine of the Italian wine grape variety Versoaln, considered one of the world's oldest and largest single grapevines in existence; as of November 30, 2010, it had an area of 38.1 square kilometres. The municipality of Tisens contains the frazioni Gfrill, Naraun, Platzers and Schernag. Tisens borders the following municipalities: Gargazon, Nals, St. Pankraz, Unsere Liebe Frau im Walde-St. Felix; the shield is quartering of argent and gules. It is the coat of Family Frank who managed the village from 1551 until 1743; the emblem was granted in 1966. According to the 2011 census, 97.71% of the population speak German, 1.96% Italian and 0.34% Ladin as first language. Homepage of the municipality Tourist Information Tisens Prissian Media related to Tisens at Wikimedia Commons

Farnum's Gate Historic District

The Farnum's Gate Historic District is a historic district encompassing a neighborhood of Blackstone, associated with the locally prominent Farnum family. The area, on Main Street between Austin Street and the St. Paul's Bridge, includes a number of homes built in the 1840s by prominent local industrialists, during a period of prosperity in the Blackstone River valley; the district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. The Farnum's Gate Historic District is linear in nature, extending along Main Street, with its western end midway between its two junctions with Austin Street, its eastern end a few houses east of the St. Paul Bridge, which spans the Blackstone River. Standing just west of the bridge is the 1835 Welcome Farnum House, a large Federal style structure that now houses professional offices; the district's name is derived from Farnum, whose family owned and developed land in the area, the bridge, the gate by which the Farnums reached their mills on the opposite side of the river.

Across Main Street stands the house of Welcome's brother Moses, a Greek Revival house with a Greek Revival entry porch. To its right stands the Queen Anne Victorian house of Joseph Southwick, with the Greek temple-fronted Estus Lamb House beyond; the only non-residential buildings in the district are the Federated Church, the former Blackstone High School, now housing the public library. Welcome and Darius Farnum arrived in this area (from their native Uxbridge in 1825, established a textile mill on the south side of the river, expanded their business along the river over the next ten years. Welcome Farnum was a dominating figure in the local economy, investing in the Blackstone Canal and the local railroad, as well as funding numerous civic improvements, including churches and schools; the cluster of houses located near the bridge were built and owned by either Farnum relatives or business associates, on land held by Welcome Farnum. Houses further to the west were owned by merchants and other local businessmen.

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Boezemmolen, Tijnje

Boezemmolen is a smock mill in Tijnje, Netherlands, built in 1856 and dismantled in 1911. Converted to residential use, the mill is under restoration, it is listed as a Rijksmonument. Boezemmolen was built in 1856 at a cost of ƒ11,073.06. Construction began in March and the mill was advertised as "new built" in the Leeuwarder Courant of 22 August 1856, it was one of seven mills. A pumping station was built in 1876, the windmills were subsequently demolished; the mill was dismantled c.1911. It was subsequently converted to residential use for the keeper of a ferry. In 1968, the mill was struck by ball lightning, it was sold the following year and repaired and made habitable again, using parts from the wind saw mill De Visser, Friesland that had burnt down on 16 January 1964. In May 2012, plans to restore the mill were approved by the Gemeente Opsterland; as of November 2013, a new cap had been fitted to the mill by Bouwbedrijf Hiemstra, Friesland. The mill is listed as a Rijksmonument, №510646. Boezemmolen is.

It is a two storey smock mill on a single storey base. There is no stage, the sails reaching to ground level; the mill was winded by winch. The smock and cap are thatched; the sails were Common sails. They had a span of 25.00 metres. The original upright shaft survives; the mill drove an Archimedes' screw