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Decaisnina brittenii

Decaisnina brittenii is a species of flowering plant, an epiphytic hemiparasitic plant of the family Loranthaceae native to the Northern Territory and northern Western Australia. D. Brittenii has linear to narrowly lanceolate leaves and this is the only way in which it differs from D. signata. It is found on Melaleuca & Barringtonia. Decaisnina brittenii was first described in 1922 as Loranthus brittenii by William Blakely, despite a specimen, NSW 79295, having been collected by Joseph Banks at Endeavour River in 1770 during Cook's first voyage, subsequently drawn for Joseph Banks by Daniel Solander. In 1966, Bryan Alwyn Barlow reassigned it to Decaisnina; the generic name, Decaisnina honours the French botanist, Joseph Decaisne, the specific epithet, honours the British botanist, James Britten, Decaisnina brittenii Occurrence data from the Australasian Virtual Herbarium

1924 Wimbledon Championships

The 1924 Wimbledon Championships took place on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, United Kingdom. The tournament ran from 23 June until 5 July, it was the 44th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1924. This edition saw the introduction of a draw; the seeding was based on nationality and aimed at preventing nominated players from the same nationality meeting before the rounds. A maximum of four players could be nominated by a country and these would be seeded into four different quarters of the draw. In 1927 the system of seeding by nationality was extended with a merit–based seeding based on the ranking of players. Jean Borotra defeated René Lacoste, 6–1, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–4 Kitty McKane defeated Helen Wills, 4–6, 6–4, 6–4 Frank Hunter / Vincent Richards defeated Watson Washburn / R. Norris Williams, 6–3, 3–6, 8–10, 8–6, 6–3 Hazel Wightman / Helen Wills defeated Phyllis Covell / Kitty McKane, 6–4, 6–4 John Gilbert / Kitty McKane defeated Leslie Godfree / Dorothy Shepherd-Barron, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3 Official Wimbledon Championships website


Mikrotron GmbH develops, produces and rents high-speed cameras, recording systems and image processing components. The company, based near Munich, employs about 35 people, has 35 distributors operating in over 30 countries. Mikrotron Digital Microcomputer and Analog Technology GmbH was established by Bernhard Mindermann and Andreas Stockhausen, two Kontron AG employees, in 1976 in Eching, near Munich and entered into the commercial registry on January 19, 1977, to develop microcomputer programs and systems; the Mikrotron name is derived from Kontron. In the 1980s, the company supplied data logging systems; the company continued to grow and evolve, as they developed customized electronic data logging systems. The company began integrating machine vision into bonding machines in 1990, integrated specialized video frame grabbers into high resolution cameras in the mid-1990s, as well as recording systems, consisting of a portable PC, external cameras, frame grabbers and software, which evolved into the company's current Long Time Recording Systems.

Mikrotron launched its first high-speed camera in 1997, which recorded at a rate of 400 fps with a resolution of 1024 x 1024 pixels. These high-speed cameras were integrated into the company's recording systems. In the late 2000s, the company's integrated FPGA programming and custom frame grabbers within their cameras helped solve the latency problem with the GigE interface; the company is ISO 9001:2008 certified. Mikrotron cameras capture images from 1.1 up to 25 MPixel resolution and frame rates from several hundred to more than 250,000 frames per second. They are used for process optimization, quality testing and motion analysis. Mikrotron develops and designs all of the hard- and software, used in its high-speed imaging products, its own electronic manufacturing department produces the circuit boards using surface mount technology and assembles the cameras. The EoSens 25CXP, a 25 Mpixel CoaXPress camera, won the “Product of the Year” award from the electronics portal In 2015, Mikrotron was awarded a Top Job Award for its exceptional leadership qualities.

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Doug Williams (Days of Our Lives)

Doug Williams is a fictional character on the American soap opera Days of Our Lives. He has been portrayed by Bill Hayes since 1970. Since 1999, Hayes has continued to make recurring appearances as Doug, notably airing during the holiday seasons. Born Brent Douglas, he changed his name to Doug Williams, he is the half-brother of Byron Carmichael. He is the father of Douglas LeClair, he is the husband of Julie Williams. Doug is the ex-husband of Kim Douglas and Lee DuMonde and the widower of Addie Horton. In 1970, Bill Horton met a curious character while in prison for his involvement in Kitty Horton's death. Bill's cellmate, Brent Douglas, was different from the rest of the earthy prison population, though his first words to Bill were hardly friendly: "If you touch my bunk, I'll kill you." He was a singer/con man, intelligent. He and Bill became fast friends in prison despite their rocky start. While in the big house and Bill had long conversations about Bill's hometown and its residents. During one of these talks, Bill innocently mentioned the fact that Susan Martin had inherited $250,000 from her late husband David.

This large sum of money sparked Brent's interest, he made a mental note of it. When Bill left the prison, he told Brent to stop by Salem anytime; when Brent was released, that's what he did. Except for one thing: he came to Salem using the name Doug Williams; as soon as Doug arrived in Salem, he looked up Susan. He tried to charm her, she liked Scott Banning too much to be entranced by Doug's flirtations. However, Susan did make Doug a proposition: she would pay Doug to have an affair with Julie Banning in order to win Scott back from Julie. Doug began charming Julie. What Doug never counted on was falling in love with Julie. After some time passed, Susan told Doug that she couldn't go through with their agreement any longer, it was too late—Doug and Julie had fallen for each other. Meanwhile, Doug was hired to sing at Sergio's. By the end of the year, he and Julie had become lovers; as time went by, they dreamed of the day they would marry and go on a romantic honeymoon in Portofino, Italy. Julie was still married to Scott and had remained married to him in order to remain a part of her son David's life.

For well over a year and Julie had an affair behind Scott's back. While Julie prepared divorce papers behind Scott's back, Doug planned their Portofino honeymoon. Things changed for Doug and Julie when her widowed mother, Addie Horton, arrived in Salem. Addie despised Doug and soon had him investigated by a detective. Addie dragged out many skeletons from Doug's closet, including his real identity, his background as a con man, a previous marriage to a woman named Kim Douglas, the fact that Julie and Doug were having an affair; when Addie confronted Doug, she told him he was dirt. However, Doug retorted by telling Addie that she was no better, having married Ben Olson for wealth and social status and failing to be a good mother to Julie. Doug made Addie to see the truth about herself. Needless to say, Addie remained quiet about Julie's affair with his other secrets; as time passed and Addie began to get along much better and somehow their former rivalry turned into a close friendship. Meanwhile, Doug confronted his wife, Kim Douglas, asked for a divorce.

Despite Kim's protests, she agreed to the divorce and left Salem. In the summer of 1972, the time came for Julie to elope, her divorce petition was just about ready, he had the arrangements for their Italian honeymoon all set. But at the last minute and Julie had a fight that would change their lives drastically. Julie insisted on bringing David along on the honeymoon. Doug was opposed to this idea. During their fight, Julie walked out on Doug; that night, Addie stopped by and asked Doug to marry her. On the rebound, always up for an adventure, Doug agreed. At midnight and Addie left for Portofino using the tickets that he had meant to use with Julie. Julie was crushed, but as unlikely as the match was and Addie fit well together. They understood one another and, loved each other. Doug caused Addie to change into a new woman; the snooty socialite became the loving wife. To celebrate their marriage, Addie bought Doug the restaurant Sergio's and renamed it "Doug's Place." Doug was thrilled to have his own club.

And though life seemed perfect and Julie's relationship remained strained. Despite a great marriage to Addie, Doug still loved Julie. Soon, Addie became pregnant; that joy turned sour when she was diagnosed with Leukemia. Doctors warned Julie that chemotherapy would be the only way to save Addie. Addie, refused the treatment for fear of harming her unborn child. Doug stood by her in her decision to let God decide her fate. Addie was expected to die during labor. Neither mother nor daughter died. In the end and Addie became parents to a girl who they named Hope, in honor of all they had throughout the pregnancy—hope. Miraculously, Addie's deadly Leukemia soon went into remission. Addie and Doug had a bright future ahead of them. Sadly, three months after Hope's birth, Addie died. Doug was devastated. Doug sank into a deep depression following Addie's death...a depression that no one could lift him from. He immersed himself into his work at Doug's Place and devoted his free time to Hope. No o

Ron Davies (Western Australian politician)

Ronald Davies was an Australian politician, a Labor Party member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly for the electoral district of Victoria Park from 1961 to 1986. Born in 1926, Davies was a union official for the Western Australian Railway Officers' Union before he was elected to the Western Australian parliament in a by-election for Victoria Park in 1961, he became a member of cabinet in 1971, going on to hold such ministerial portfolios as Health, Environment and Ethnic Affairs and Forests, Conservation and Land Management in the Tonkin Ministry. In 1974, with the Labor Party in Opposition, he was a member of the Tonkin Shadow Ministry. In 1978, the Labor Party elected him as party leader in Western Australia and he served as Leader of the Opposition until he was ousted by Brian Burke in 1981; the year before his deposition, he had led the ALP to defeat by Sir Charles Court's reigning Liberal Party at a state election. Davies retired from parliament in 1986, he served as Agent-General for Western Australia in London from 1986 to 1990.

He died in July 2011