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Danaher Corporation

Danaher Corporation is a globally diversified conglomerate with its headquarters in Washington, D. C. United States. Danaher is ranked 162nd on the 2018 Fortune 500 list, it operates in three segments: environmental & applied solutions, life sciences, diagnostics. Danaher is ranked by Forbes as one of the best employers for diversity; the company was organized in 1969 as a Massachusetts real estate investment trust under its former name DMG, Inc. In 1978, DMG, Inc. was reorganized as a Florida corporation and changed its name to Diversified Mortgage Investors, Inc. The company adopted the name Danaher in 1984 and was reincorporated as a Delaware corporation. In June 1986, Danaher purchased Chicago Pneumatic, which had just merged in July 1984 with a sister company, The Jacobs Manufacturing Co. and which had purchased Matco Tools Corp. in April 1981. Danaher in June 1987 sold CP while retaining Jacobs, including its Matco Tools Division. Jacobs' name was changed to Matco Tools Corp. in November 1991, the other divisions within Jacobs were established as separate operating companies.

In January 1993, Danaher formed NMTC, Inc. which acquired a substantial portion of the assets of MTC, including the existing distributorship agreements of MTC. The company is named after Danaher Creek in western Montana, it was fishing in this creek where the Rales brothers and Mitchell, envisioned a new kind of manufacturing company dedicated to continuous improvement. Danaher was one of the first companies in North America to adopt "kaizen" principles to manufacturing. Kaizen being a Japanese philosophy of continuous improvement, elimination of waste. Within two years of Danaher Corp.'s founding in 1984, Danaher Corp. acquired 12 companies as part of a strategy to enter the manufacturing business. Therefore, in 1986 Danaher added Qualitrol to its instrumentation unit; the unit included Gilbarco Veeder-Root's underground fuel storage sensors, Dynapar's motion sensors and Qualitrol's pressure and temperature measurement instruments, used on the electrical transformer industry. The Danaher Motion group acquired Kollmorgen, of Virginia.

1990 Danaher acquires Easco Hand Tools Inc. 1991 Danaher is selected as exclusive supplier of handtools for Sears. 1994 Danaher acquires the tool company Armstrong- makers of tool brands Armstrong and others. Since 1999 Danaher owns 100% of Hach company, broadening the portfolio of chemical water and wastewater, analytics with the German company Lange. UK-based West Instruments provides control and measurement instrumentation solutions and services for the global industrial and process markets. German instrumentation manufacturer PMA was added to the Industrial Controls Group in 2005 and enhances the range of control and measurement instrumentation solutions. In July 2005, Danaher Announces Definitive Agreement To Acquire Leica Microsystems; the company manufactures a broad range of products for numerous applications requiring microscopic imaging and analysis. It offers system solutions in the areas of Life Science including biotechnology and medicine, as well as the science of raw materials and industrial quality assurance.

In early 2007 Danaher acquired Australian Pathology Instrument and Engineering company Vision Systems Limited. In 2007, Danaher made its largest acquisition to date, the purchase of Tektronix, Inc. for US$2.85 billion. In 2009 Danaher purchased the Analytical Technologies business unit of Canadian Life Sciences company MDS, Inc. for US$650 million. In a separate, but related transaction, Danaher agreed with Life Technologies Corporation to acquire the remaining 50% ownership position in AB SCIEX for US$450 million, leaving Danaher as outright owner of AB SCIEX and Molecular Devices; the aggregate purchase price for the combined transactions is $1.1 billion. In 2011 Danaher entered into a definitive merger agreement with Beckman Coulter and sold Accu-sort to Datalogic. In October 2012, Danaher Corporation and Cooper Industries agreed to sell their joint venture, Apex Tool Group, to Bain Capital for a fee of around $1.6 billion. In December 2012 Danaher Corporation acquired Navman Wireless, a provider of on-demand fleet and asset management technology.

In September 2014, Danaher Corp announced its intention to buy Nobel Biocare for $2.2 billion. In October 2014, Danaher Corp announced it would be combining its communications unit with NetScout Systems; the action was completed in July 2015 In May 2015, Danaher Corp announced the acquisition of Pall for $13.8 billion, completed in August 2015. In June 2016, Danaher spun off several subsidiaries, including Matco and AMMCO-COATS, to create Fortive. In September of the same year, the company announced. In October 2016, Danaher Corporation acquired Phenomenex for $700 million to expand its life sciences space. In October 2017, Danaher Corp announced the acquisition of scientific informatics company ID Business Solutions Ltd.. It was announced. In 2017, Danaher recorded $18.3 billion in revenue. In March 2018, the business announced it would acquire Integrated DNA Technologies for an undisclosed price. In July 2018, Danaher announced its intention to spin off its $2.8 billion Dental segment, into an independent publicly traded company.

In February 2019, Danaher agreed to buy General Electric's biopharmaceutical business, GE Life Sciences, for $21.4 billion. The unit makes equipment for the manufacture of pharmaceuticals. In October 2019, Danaher announced it has signed an agreement to sell its biomolecular characterization, chromatography hardware and resins and particle validation stand

Charles P. Dixon

Charles Percy Dixon was a male tennis player from Great Britain. He led a successful British team to victory in the Davis Cup. Dixon was born on 7 February 1873 in Lincolnshire. At the 1908 Summer Olympics in London he won a bronze medal in the men's doubles event. In the 1912 Summer Olympics he won three medals in the indoor tennis events: gold in the mixed doubles, silver in men's singles and bronze in men's doubles. From 1929 to 1932 he represented the International Club of Great Britain against France at Queens and at Auteuil in 1932 and 1933. After retiring from tournaments, he coached juniors and umpired at Wimbledon, becoming President of the Umpire's Association, he died on 29 April 1939. Dixon was born in 1873, the year that Major Walter Clopton Wingfield defined the first rules for lawn tennis. Dixon reached his first all comers final at Wimbledon in 1901, beating Harold Mahony before losing to Arthur Gore. A decade in 1911, Dixon reached the all comers final again, beating Major Ritchie and Max Decugis before losing to Herbert Roper Barrett.

He won the doubles with Roper Barrett in 1912 and 1913. His career included victories in international tournaments overseas: 1905 Ostend International tournament - won 1908 Doubles at the Championship of Dieppe - won partnering with M. J. G. Ritchie 1911 Surrey Championship, defeating Anthony Wilding in four sets. Dixon was better known at the time for his many successes when representing Britain in the Davis Cup: starting in the 1909 Cup in Philadelphia, he led the British team to victory in the 1912 Cup in Australia, he was a member of the English Drive Club team in South Africa in 1910-1911. He won the 1913 Doubles title at the Russian Open Tennis Championship, partnering Albert D Prebble, was runner up in the singles, he represented Haileybury and Cambridge at racquets, winning the silver medal in 1891. He was a keen prize-winning golfer, represented Britain in international fencing in Paris, his brother, J A Dixon, was captain of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. In 1897 he married Louise Robinson, until his death they lived at Chestnut Road, West Norwood.

He died on 29 April 1939 in London. After cremation his ashes were buried nearby at the Robinson family plot in West Norwood Cemetery. Charles P. Dixon at the Association of Tennis Professionals Charles P. Dixon at the International Tennis Federation Charles P. Dixon at the Davis Cup Charles P. Dixon at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com

Reggie Freeman

Reginald Philip "Reggie" Freeman is an American former professional basketball player. Freeman played NCAA college basketball at the University of Texas, he had a prolific career at Texas, making All-Conference First Team in both his junior and senior seasons. Considered a first round draft candidate in the 1997 NBA Draft, he went undrafted. Although he never made it to the NBA, Freeman played professionally in several countries on three continents. Basketball club KK FMP from Serbia retired his jersey with number #5 for the great contribution he had made during his tenure with the team, he is regarded as one of the best foreign players to play for any Serbian basketball team. Freeman was a member of the U. S. Virgin Islands national basketball team at the 2009 FIBA Americas Championship. Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season, he played in domestic competition, regional competition if applicable. Reggie Freeman at abaliga.com Reggie Freeman at euroleague.net Reggie Freeman at legabasket.it Reggie Freeman at tblstat.net

James Leslie (engineer)

James Leslie FRSE was a Scottish civil engineer specialising in docks, harbours bridges and reservoirs on the east coast of Scotland. He was an amateur meteorologist, he was born in Largo, Fife on 25 September 1801 the son of Archibald Leslie, an architect-builder, attended school both in Largo and nearby in Newburn. He was sent to Benjamin Mackay’s Latin Academy in Edinburgh and from there to the University of Edinburgh to study maths and physics under his uncle, Professor John Leslie. In 1818 he was articled to William Henry Playfair as an architect, but in 1824 he left this position to pursue engineering, he obtained a place with James Rennie working on the London Bridge project. In 1828 he returned to Edinburgh to take a job as Resident Engineer in Leith Docks. In 1830 he lived at 19 Constitution Street in Leith, located close to the main east entrance to the docks. In 1832 he moved to be Resident Engineer of Dundee Harbour, he was assisted in Dundee by Charles Ower. In 1846 he returned to Edinburgh to begin work on several reservoir projects for the Edinburgh Water Company.

In 1869 he returned to Dundee to involve in several projects to improve its water supply. In 1858 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh his proposer being David Stevenson. From 1871 his son Alexander joined his firm and it was thereafter known as J & A Leslie. From 1875 all work was done by Alexander, he broke his leg in a carriage accident around 1880 and never recovered. He was confined to bed for the last 6 months of his life. In partnership with his son and son-in-law he ran Reid from offices at 2 Charlotte Square, he died at home, 11 Portland Place in Leith on 29 December 1889. He is buried in Dean Cemetery in western Edinburgh; the grave lies on the outer wall near the beginning of the south-west spur. He was married to Jane Hunter, their son Alexander Leslie FRSE a civil engineer, formed a partnership with his brother-in-law Robert Carstairs Reid to create Leslie & Reid. His grandson James Leslie was a civil engineer. See Western breakwater, Leith Docks Wet dock, Dysart Earl Grey Dock, Dundee as supervisor Tide Harbour at Camperdown Dock, Dundee Victoria Dock and Swing Bridge, Dundee The Telford Light, Dundee Patent Slipway, Dundee Harbour Workshops, Dundee Rebuilding of Methil Harbour and Docks Wet Dock and Harbour, Arbroath Dundee Custom House with John Taylor as architect Locks on the Monkland Canal Bridge at Leven, Fife Bridge at Aldbar Castle Raising James Jardine’s Glencorse Reservoir Finlathen Aqueduct Extension to pier at Burntisland Improvements to the Old East Dock, Leith Aqueduct at Burnhouse of Duntrune, Angus Aqueduct at Gagie, Angus Aqueduct at Murroes Dock buildings and Custom House, Montrose Sea Wall north of St Andrews Cathedral East Pier at Stranraer Harbour Harbour at West Wemyss Lawton reservoir, Dundee Clatto Reservoir, Dundee Alnwickhill Reservoir plus second phase in 1888 Water Tower in Dalkeith Gladhouse Reservoir Edgelaw Reservoir Rosebery Reservoir Williamwath Bridge, Dumfriesshire

Chimaphila maculata

Chimaphila maculata is a small, perennial evergreen herb native to eastern North America and Central America, from southern Quebec west to Illinois, south to Florida and Panama. It has dark green, variegated leaves 2–7 cm in length, 6–26 mm in width; the variegation of the leaves arises from the distinct white veins contrasted with the dark green of the leaf. The stems emerge from creeping rhizomes; the nearly round flowers, which appear in late July to early August, are found on top of tall stalks. They are insect pollinated; the flowers mature to small capsules bearing the seeds of the plant, which are dispersed by the wind. It can be found in sandy habitats, well-drained upland forests, oak-pine woods, similar mesic habitats, it is tolerant of acidic soil. "The Creek Indians called it'pipsisikweu' – which means'breaks into small pieces' – after the supposed ability to break down gallstones and kidney stones.... Native Americans used its leaf tea to treat rheumatism and stomach problems, crushed leaves were applied as a poultice to sores and wounds."

Spotted wintergreen is endangered in Canada, as there are four living populations in southern Ontario, there is one small extant population in Quebec. It is endangered in Illinois and Maine. In New York it is considered Exploitably Vulnerable. Wintergreen Wintergreens Carolina Piedmont Pipsissewa Short description Science Views

Francisco Pineda

Francisco Pineda García is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a forward. Born in Málaga, Pineda started playing professionally at La Liga giants Real Madrid, he appeared for the capital club during his five-year spell but, following the signing of Argentine Jorge Valdano and the emergence of youth product Emilio Butragueño, was deemed surplus to requirements – the team did not win one single national championship in that timeframe – leaving in the 1985 summer. Pineda subsequently signed for Real Zaragoza, winning the Copa del Rey in his debut season while adding seven goals in the league for the fourth-placed side. From 1988 onwards, however, he suffered with injuries, hardly getting a game at the Aragonese and his following club, hometown's CD Málaga. Real MadridCopa del Rey: 1981–82 Copa de la Liga: 1985 UEFA Cup: 1984–85ZaragozaCopa del Rey: 1985–86 Francisco Pineda at BDFutbol