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Dübs and Company

Dübs & Co. was a locomotive manufacturer in Glasgow, founded by Henry Dübs in 1863 and based at the Queens Park Works in Polmadie. In 1903 it amalgamated with two other Glasgow locomotive manufacturers to create the North British Locomotive Company. Eleven locomotives built for the New Zealand Railways Department, numerous others in South Africa and the Isle of Man. Four members of the 0-4-0 A class built in 1873 have been preserved. A 64 and A 67 are in full operational condition on vintage railways. Two members of the C class have survived. In operation at the Silver Stream Railway is an example from 1875 that had the wheel arrangement of 0-4-0 but was converted soon after purchase to 0-4-2 and is preserved with that wheel arrangement. Another member of the C class was recovered by the Westport Railway Preservation Society in 1993 from where it had been dumped in the Buller Gorge, West Coast, is under restoration with the goal of returning it to a operational state. Five members of the 0-6-0 F class built between 1878 and 1880 have been preserved.

In operational condition are F 163 and F 185. F 111 had its boiler condemned in 1980 and its owners, the Ocean Beach Railway, have yet to replace it. F 230 was converted to a wheel arrangement of 0-4-2 on a private industrial line and is on static display at Hamilton Lake Park in a somewhat rundown condition. Other members of the 88-total F class that still exist were built by other manufacturers; the oldest steam locomotive in Tasmania is Dübs No.1415 of 1880. It was built to run on Queensland Railways' 3 ft 6 in gauge. In 1917 the locomotive was sold to the Strahan Marine Board on Tasmania's West Coast, where it was employed in the construction of the breakwater at Hells Gates at the entrance to Macquarie Harbour; the locomotive is now on display at the Don River Railway. On Sunday, 30 December 1900, the Emu Bay Railway took delivery of three Dübs 4-8-0 locomotives to run on their 3 ft 6 in gauge track from Burnie, Tasmania to Zeehan, Tasmania line; the locomotives were EBR Nos. 6, 7 and 8. No.7 was taken out of service in 1959 and scrapped in 1963.

In 1960 No.6 was named MURCHISON and No.8 was named HEEMSKIRK and both locomotives were repainted from drab black to a striking two tone blue livery to haul the new Westcoaster train, which transported buses and cars from Burnie to Rosebery. No.6 is now on display at the West Coast Pioneers Museum at Zeehan, where its drab black has been replaced by the striking blue livery mentioned above. No.8 is preserved in running order at the Don River Railway preservation society at Devonport, Tasmania. Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company purchased five 0-4-2T locomotives to run on their 3 ft 6 in gauge railway from Queenstown, Tasmania to Strahan, Australia, using the Abt Rack railway system; the first four of these were built by Dübs and the first three are still in existence. Mount Lyell No.1 and Mount Lyell No.3 operate on the West Coast Wilderness Railway. The third example, Mount Lyell No.2 is preserved at the Tasmanian Transport Museum at Glenorchy, near Hobart, Tasmania. No. 3730, built in 1898, is used by the West Coast Wilderness Railway between Strahan and Queenstown, Tasmania.

It was locally fitted for the Abt Rack railway system. Victorian Railways No. 2 steam crane, built 1890 by Dubs, works number 2711, is on display at the Australian Railway Historical Society Museum, North Williamstown, Victoria. In the United Kingdom, 1901-built Dübs crane tank No. 4101 is preserved at the Foxfield Light Railway, Stoke-on-Trent. It was operational and saw frequent use by late 2012. Natal Government Railways'A' Class 4-8-2 tank locomotive No. 196 returned to the UK for preservation by the NBL Preservation Group on 12 May 2011. It is on display at the Mizens Railway near Woking in Surrey. Full details can be found on On the Isle of Man Railway, Manx Northern Railway 0-6-0 no. 4 Caledonia was built in 1885, renumbered 15 when brought into IoMR stock in 1904. Cale returned to service to commemorate its part in building the Snaefell Railway when a third rail to 3' gauge was laid to facilitate a return to Snaefell, 15 has just undergone a major overhaul and returned to service after a brief absence.

Nos. 1 and 2 of NSB class XXI, built 1894, are preserved at the Setesdal Line museum railway, Norway. No. 1 has been out of service since the closure of ordinary activities at the Setesdal Line in 1962. It was undergoing a general service in August 2005. Locomotive No.3 built for the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1882 is owned by the Prairie Dog Central enthusiast railway of Winnipeg, Manitoba. It underwent a thorough restoration, completed in early 2009. Built in 1882 for Natal Government Railways, a predecessor to South African Railways, is Class-A N


Bagaceratopidae is a family of neoceratopsian dinosaurs. It was named by Alifanov in 2003 but no definition has been proposed; because of lacking of the definition, Bagaceratopidae was considered inactive by Paul Sereno in 2005. Alifanov in 2003 classified to this family four genera: Bagaceratops, Breviceratops and Platyceratops and in a publication from 2008 he included in Bagaceratopidae Magnirostris and newly described genus Gobiceratops. Alifanov suggested that Bagaceratopidae, unlike other neoceratopsian families, is of Paleoasiatic origin. Bagaceratopids existed during the late Cretaceous period, between about 85.8 and 70.6 million years ago. Timeline of ceratopsian research

David M. Potts (academic)

David Malcolm Potts is a professor of Analytical Soil Mechanics at Imperial College London and the head of the Geotechnics Section at Imperial College. He has been a member of the academic staff at Imperial College since 1979, responsible for teaching the use of analytical methods in geomechanics and the design of slopes and earth retaining structures, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Potts was educated at the Barstable Grammar School in Basildon and went on to study Civil Engineering at King's College, graduating top of the class and gaining a Bachelor of Science degree with first class honours in 1973, he went to Churchill College of the University of Cambridge where he carried out analytical and experimental research on the behaviour of tunnels and obtained a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering in 1976 under the supervision of Dr John H. Atkinson. After his research at Cambridge in 1976, he went to the Shell Research Laboratories in Rijswijk, the Netherlands where he worked on experimental and theoretical geotechnical problems involved in the Oil & Gas industry through development of numerical methods for analysis.

His work concentrated on the cyclic loading of clay, on the development of numerical methods for analysing the foundation behaviour of marine gravity structures, on the estimation of stresses in oil well casings, on the stability of offshore pipelines. In 1979 Potts joined the academic staff at the Department of Civil Engineering at Imperial College and was responsible for research and teaching in the field of numerical and analytical methods in geomechanics. At Imperial College, Potts worked with and was influenced by Professors Peter Rolfe Vaughan and John Burland. Since 1998, he holds the position of Professor of Analytical Soil Mechanics and of Head of Geotechnics. Professor Potts has worked extensively on the development of computer methods of analysis and, more on the application of elasto-plastic finite element programs to the analysis of real geotechnical structures, his consulting work has been concerned with the design of piles, including tension piles for offshore anchored structures, the response of offshore gravity platform foundations to cyclic loading, retaining structures of various types, cut-and-cover tunnels, bored tunnels, culverts subject to mining subsidence, the stability of embankments on soft ground, the stability and deformation of earth dams, the behaviour of reinforced earth structures, the prediction of ground movements around deep excavations and the role of progressive failure in embankment and cut slope problems.

He has developed his own bespoke finite element software, called "Imperial College Finite Element Program" and has authored three specialist textbooks on the theory and applications of finite element analysis in geotechnical engineering. Professor Potts has been author and co-author of around 300 technical publications, has been reviewer of numerous academic journals and the Editor of the journal Computers and Geotechnics. Potts was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2001 and delivered the 42nd Rankine Lecture of the British Geotechnical Association, titled "Numerical analysis: a virtual dream or practical reality?". He has been awarded numerous research grants by the industry and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, he has established a strong reputation as an expert in numerical analysis. He offers his vast experience in industry through consulting work, he is a Senior Consultant with the Geotechnical Consulting Group, who sponsor his chair at Imperial College

Doug Davidson

Douglas Donald Davidson is an American television actor. He has portrayed Paul Williams on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless since May 1978, making him the series' longest-serving cast member. Davidson appeared as captain of The Young and the Restless team when they played for charity on Family Feud several times from 1989 until 1993. Through connections he made during those appearances, Davidson got a position hosting a five-night-a-week, half-hour version of the game show The New Price Is Right, beginning on September 12, 1994; the show was canceled just four and a half months on January 27, 1995. Davidson was one of a few people given an audition to replace Bob Barker after his retirement from The Price Is Right in June 15, 2007, a role which went to Drew Carey. Davidson has hosted the live stage show adaptation, The Price Is Right Live!, at Harrah's-owned casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada. From 1998 through 2003, Davidson served as a host of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade. On September 12, 2018, it was reported.

Davidson confirmed. In a turnaround following the departure of executive producer and head writer Mal Young, CBS announced on February 19, 2019 that Davidson would be returning to the role, he has been married to actress Cindy Fisher since 1984. They have daughter Calyssa and son Caden. Doug Davidson on IMDb


GenICam is a generic programming interface for machine vision cameras. The goal of the standard is to decouple industrial camera interfaces technology from the user application programming interface. GenICam is administered by the European Machine Vision Association; the work on the standard began in 2003 and the first module in GenICam, i.e. GenApi, was ratified in 2006 whereas the final module, i.e. GenTL was ratified in 2008. Many companies in the machine vision industry have contributed to the standard; the main companies involved in drafting the GenICam standards are: Adimec Allied Vision Technologies Basler AG Baumer DALSA e2v semiconductors FLIR Integrated Imaging Solutions JAI Pulnix Leutron Vision MATRIX VISION Matrox Imaging MVTec Software National Instruments Pleora Stemmer ImagingBecause many companies were involved in drafting the GenICam standard, because of the potential benefits it seemed to offer, some camera manufacturers have started to use GenICam in their products. However, many who helped develop the standard still use a proprietary SDK.

For instance FLIR uses the Spinnaker SDK. GenICam consists of three modules to help solving the main tasks in machine vision field in a generic way; these modules are: GenApi: Using an XML description file, this is used to configure the camera and details how to access and control cameras. GenICam provides supports for five basic functions: Configuring the camera—This function could support a range of camera features such as frame size, acquisition speed, pixel format, image offset, etc. Grabbing images—This function will create access channels between the camera and the user interface and initiates receiving images Graphical user interface—This function enables user GUI interface to seamlessly talk to the camera Transmitting extra data—This function enables cameras to send extra data on top of the image data. Typical examples could be time stamp, area of interest in the frame, etc.. Delivering events—This function enables cameras to talk to the application through an event channel. EMVA GenICam Standard

Epitaph to a Dog

"Epitaph to a Dog" is a poem by the British poet Lord Byron. It was written in 1808 in honour of his Newfoundland dog, who had just died of rabies; when Boatswain contracted the disease, Byron nursed him without any fear of becoming bitten and infected. The poem is inscribed on Boatswain's tomb, larger than Byron's, at Newstead Abbey, Byron's estate; the sections above the poem form a memorial eulogy to Boatswain, introduce the poem. They are assumed to form part of the poem but were written not by Byron but by his friend John Hobhouse. A letter of 1830 by Hobhouse suggests that Byron had planned to use the last two lines of his poem by way of an introductory inscription, but found he preferred Hobhouse's comparison of the attributes of dogs and people