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Filmation Associates was an American production company that produced animation and live-action programming for television from 1963 to 1989. Located in Reseda, the animation studio was founded in 1962. Filmation's founders and principal producers were Lou Scheimer, Hal Sutherland, Norm Prescott. Lou Scheimer and Filmation's main director Hal Sutherland met in 1957 while working at Larry Harmon Pictures on the made-for-TV Bozo and Popeye cartoons. Larry Harmon closed the studio by 1961. Scheimer and Sutherland went to work at a small company called True Line, one of whose owners was Marcus Lipsky, who owned Reddi-wip whipped cream. SIB Productions, a Japanese firm with U. S. offices in Chicago, approached them about producing a cartoon called Rod Rocket. The two agreed to take on the work and took on a project for Family Films, owned by the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, for ten short animated films based on the life of Christ. Paramount Pictures soon purchased SIB Productions, True Line's staff increased, including the arrival of former radio disc jockey Norm Prescott, who became a partner in the firm.

He had been working on the animated feature Pinocchio in Outer Space, produced by Belvision Studios. They left True Line, Scheimer began working on commercials, including for Gillette and others, which began what became Filmation, he met lawyer Ira Epstein, who had worked for Harmon but had left the firm, now put together the new corporation with Scheimer and Sutherland. It became Filmation Associates as of September 1962, so named because "We were working on film, but doing animation". Both Rod Rocket and the Life of Christ series credited "Filmation Associates" with "Production Design" in addition to Scheimer and Sutherland as directors.. Norm Prescott brought in Filmation's first major project, Journey Back to Oz, an animated sequel to the MGM film The Wizard of Oz. Begun in 1962, voice recording, most of the music scoring and animation had been completed when financial challenges caused the project to be put on hold for nearly eight years. In the meantime, during the interim, the new Filmation studio turned their attention to a more successful medium, network television.

For the next few years they made television commercials and some other projects for other companies and made an unsuccessful pilot film for a Marx Brothers cartoon series. They tried to develop an original series named The Adventures of Stanley Stoutheart about a boy and a dog, but they were never able to sell it and closed down; this premiered on September 10, 1966, was followed by several of the other DC superheroes, in 1968, the first Archie Show. Both series helped Filmation's popularity to increase into the 1970s, when it scored big with several of its series; the Filmation studio was purchased by the TelePrompTer Corporation in 1969. Westinghouse Electric Corporation, through its Group W Productions division, acquired Filmation along with its purchase of TelePrompTer's cable and entertainment properties in 1981. Filmation's last production was the feature film Happily Ever After, released to theaters five years in 1993. At the time of the closing, two new animated series and Bravo, were beginning production.

In 1989, Westinghouse sold Filmation to an investment consortium led by the French L'Oréal cosmetics company, Paravision International. Before that sale was complete, Westinghouse shuttered the film studio on February 3, 1989, which left L'Oréal with only the Filmation library; this happened a day before a new law went into practice requiring companies to give employees 60 days' notice before a mass termination. The studio's intellectual property assets have changed hands on a number of occasions; the in-house productions, which form a majority of the Filmation back catalog, were sold to Hallmark Cards in 1995, were managed by its Hallmark Entertainment subsidiary. However, since the rest of Filmation's output was based on characters licensed from other companies, such titles are under the control of other studios. In March 2004, ownership of the Filmation in-house library, under the ownership of Hallmark, was sold to Entertainment Rights. Entertainment Rights has since made the revelation that when Hallmark converted all of its Filmation series to digital format in the 1990s, only PAL-format copies were made, with the original film negatives and print rolls discarded, as well as the original sound masters and other archival material belonging to Filmation.

This was due to Hallmark's unstated short-sighted policy of only distributing Filmation's in-house shows outside of the United States. As a result, many of Entertainment Rights' DVD releases were based on the international versions; because they were taken from PAL-based transfers, without correction, these releases exhibit the so-called 576i speedup effect in which the soundtrack plays 4% too

1900 Michigan State Normal Normalites football team

The 1900 Michigan State Normal Normalites football team represented Michigan State Normal College during the 1900 college football season. The team compiled a record of 0–4, failed to score a point, was outscored by a combined total of 81 to 0. Austin F. Jones was the team captain. In early September 1900, Clayton Teetzel was hired as Michigan State Normal's director of athletics and football coach. Teetzel was 24 years old at the time of his hiring. By October 2, 1900, the enrollment at Michigan State Normal had reached 750 students. Another 200 or 300 students were expected by the end of the week; the school's prominence in the ranks of teaching school's was advanced by the Journal of Pedagogy's 1900 move of its headquarters from Syracuse, New York, to Ypsilanti

Richard Searby

Richard Henry Searby was an Australian lawyer, company director and academic. His father was Dr. Henry Searby, a founding member of the Royal Melbourne Hospital at Parkville and his mother, Mary Searby, was a philanthropist involved in community programs for the benefit of underprivileged people, he was born on 23 July 1931. His brother, held a doctorate in philosophy from Cambridge University and had a career as a director of companies, he was educated first at home by his grandfather, at the Geelong Grammar School, where he was a school prefect. He attended Melbourne University for one year before leaving to study classics at Oxford University, he was awarded a BA Lit Hum and an MA from Oxford University in 1954 and was admitted to the Inner Temple. On his return to Australia, from 1956 until 1959, he was Associate to Sir Owen Dixon, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, he commenced practice at the Victorian Bar in 1959 and was appointed as a Queen's Counsel in 1971. His practice was in equity and company law, constitutional law, intellectual property, media law, maritime law and trade practices law.

He advised the Australian Government on various occasions and he appeared in constitutional cases for both the Australian and the Victorian governments as well as clients in the private sector. He drafted amendments to Australian and Victorian legislation, including the Federal Conciliation and Arbitration Act and Victorian adoption legislation, his final court case was an in camera appearance with respect to the application of the Victorian Adoption law to IVF. In 1981, he and former Commissioner J. E. Taylor prepared a report for the Australian Government into the workings of the Conciliation and Arbitration Act. From 1977 to 1992 he was chairman of Rupert Murdoch's News empire of media companies, including News Limited, News International and News Corporation. During that period he was involved in the purchase of The Times newspaper, the Hitler Diaries saga and the relocation of London-based newspaper infrastructure from Gray's Inn Road and Fleet Street to Wapping, which resulted in a year-long union protest.

Rupert Murdoch was a childhood friend of Searby's with whom he shared a study at the Geelong Grammar School and attended Oxford University. From 1961 until 1972 he was independent lecturer in law relating to executors and trustees and a member of the Faculty of Law at the University of Melbourne where he lectured Barry Jones, Labor politician and television quiz show "Pick a Box" champion. In 2005, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Deakin University where he was Chancellor from 1997, he was awarded an Order of Australia in 2006 for his services to education, as a contributor to the programs of major cultural institutions and the law, the first of which formed a symbiosis with the vocation of his grandfather. Searby was married to Caroline McAdam. McAdam died on 25 January 2014. Searby died, aged 87, on 8 August 2018. Searby was a leading member of Australia's legal fraternity and held several directorships of Australian and international corporations, including: Chancellor of Deakin University from 1997 to 2005.

Director of Rio Tinto Ltd from 1977 until 1997 and a director of Rio Tinto PLC from 1995 until 1997. Director of News Corporation Ltd from 1979 until 1992 and Chairman from 1981 until 1991. Director of the South China Morning Post Ltd from 1986 until 1992, Chairman from 1987 until 1992. Director of News Datacom Ltd from 1987 until 1992 and Chairman from 1987 until 1992. Director of Shell Australia Ltd from 1977 until 1998. National President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs from 1993 until 1997. Director of BRL Hardy Ltd from 1992 until 2003. Director of Amrad Corporation Ltd from 1993 until 2003. Director of Quadrant Inc from 1987 until 2003. Director of Tandem Australia Pty Ltd from 1992 until 1998. Director and Deputy Chairman of Times Newspapers Holdings Ltd since 1981. Director of Reuters Founders Share Co Ltd from 1987 until 1993. Director of Woodside Petroleum Ltd from 1998 until 2004. Member of the Council of the National Library of Australia from 1992 until 1995. Member of the Council of the Museum of Victoria from 1990 until 1998

Lord Lieutenant of the Tower Hamlets

This is a list of people who have served as Lord Lieutenant of the Tower Hamlets. The Lord Lieutenancy was created in 1660 at the Restoration, it was held by the Constable of the Tower of London. Lieutenants were appointed until 1889, when the lieutenancy's functions were absorbed by the Lord Lieutenant of the County of London. Sir John Robinson, 1st Baronet 3 October 1660 – 1675 James Compton, 3rd Earl of Northampton 30 July 1675 – 1679 William Alington, 3rd Baron Alington 8 June 1679 – 1 February 1685 George Legge, 1st Baron Dartmouth 29 June 1685 – 1688 Robert Lucas, 3rd Baron Lucas of Shenfield 8 April 1689 – June 1702 Montagu Venables-Bertie, 2nd Earl of Abingdon 29 June 1702 – 1705 Algernon Capell, 2nd Earl of Essex 23 May 1706 – 1710 Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers 5 February 1710 – 18 August 1712 George Compton, 4th Earl of Northampton 10 May 1712 – 1715 Hatton Compton 26 July 1715 – 1717 Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle 21 October 1717 – December 1722 Henry Clinton, 7th Earl of Lincoln 30 January 1723 – 1725 Charles Paulet, 3rd Duke of Bolton 19 June 1725 – 1726 Henry Lowther, 3rd Viscount Lonsdale 24 November 1726 – 1731 John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester 15 October 1731 – 27 September 1737 vacant Charles Cornwallis, 1st Earl Cornwallis 30 May 1740 – 23 June 1762 John Berkeley, 5th Baron Berkeley of Stratton 26 July 1762 – 1770 Charles Cornwallis, 2nd Earl Cornwallis 4 January 1771 – 1784 Lord George Lennox 12 March 1784 – 1784 Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis 26 November 1784 – 5 October 1805 Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings 24 February 1806 – 28 November 1826 Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington 29 January 1827 – 14 September 1852 Stapleton Stapleton-Cotton, 1st Viscount Combermere 20 October 1852 – 21 February 1865 Sir John Fox Burgoyne, 1st Baronet 12 April 1865 – 7 October 1871 Sir George Pollock 20 November 1871 – 6 October 1872 Sir William Maynard Gomm 8 November 1872 – 15 March 1875 Sir Charles Yorke 9 April 1875 – 20 November 1880 Sir William Fenwick Williams, 1st Baronet 14 May 1881 – 1881 Sir Richard James Dacres 8 July 1881 – 6 December 1886 Robert Napier, 1st Baron Napier of Magdala 6 January 1887 – 1889 J.

C. Sainty. List of Lieutenants of Counties of England and Wales 1660-1974. London: Swift Printers Ltd

Touradji Capital Management

Touradji Capital Management is a hedge fund based in New York City with some $0.5 billion under management. It was founded by Paul Touradji in January 2005 after his previous venture, Catequil Asset Management, was closed amid a legal dispute; the fund is headquartered at 101 Park Avenue, 48th Floor, New York, NY 10178, USA. Touradji Capital is called a "Tiger Cub", as it is a fund that grew out of Julian Robertson's Tiger Management. In January–July 2012, Peter Borish was CEO of Touradji Capital Management. In May 2019, a Manhattan jury unanimously found Touradji Capital Management LP responsible for the compensation of two former portfolio managers, Gentry Beach and Robert Vollero; the verdict awarded the former employees over $40m and with statutory interest the judgment was entered in an amount in excess of $90m. According to the New York Law Journal, The Seiden Group law firm in New York, with attorneys Robert Seiden, Michael Stolper and David Greenberger handled the litigation against Touradji Capital Management LP and will be handling the appeal


Larklight, or the Revenge of the White Spiders! or to Saturn's Rings and Back! is a young adult novel written by Philip Reeve and illustrated by David Wyatt. It is the first book in the Larklight Trilogy. Larklight is a space opera set in an alternative Victorian era, in which mankind has been exploring the solar system for at least a century, wherein most of the planets are inhabitable. Protagonist Art Mumby narrates an attack on the British Empire and the solar system at large by an ancient, arachnid-like extraterrestrial race, against which he and his family play a central role, aided by the pirate Jack Havock and his crew; the story begins at Larklight, a house that orbits Earth's moon, where the Mumbys receive a visitor from the Royal Xenological Society, a Mr. Webster, revealed to be an extraterrestrial resembling an enormous white spider. Art and his sister Myrtle escape. Art and Myrtle leave in an escape pod and crash-land on the Moon, where they are encased with predatory larvae of the Potter Moth and freed by pirate Jack Havock and his crew.

Art is shocked to find that Jack is only fifteen years old, that he is the only human in his crew, while Myrtle is distressed at being in the company of a pirate and demands that Jack take them to the moon's British residence, Fort George. En route aboard the pirates' ship Sophronia, a ship of the British Navy comes alongside and orders Jack to surrender or have his ship destroyed. Jack distracts the officers by pretending to hold Art and Myrtle hostage, giving Ssillissa, the ship's alchemist, time to activate the ship's engines and fly the Sophronia to safety, they conceal themselves on Venus, Jack Havock's old home, where Jack tells Art and Myrtle that the colonists there, including his parents and brother, were changed into trees by a sudden pollination. The white spiders take Myrtle to the Martian home of industrialist Sir Waverly Rain, whose factories cover Phobos and Deimos, she escapes with a Martian maid named Ulla and her husband, with whom she learns that Sir Waverly Rain had been captured by the spiders and replaced with a spider-controlled automaton.

Jack and Art visit Jupiter's moon Io, descending into Jupiter's atmosphere to ask aid of the Thunderhead, who tells them to protect the key to Larklight. Not knowing what this is, they attempt to leave Jupiter, but are abandoned by their ferryman and escape to a broken-down harpoon ship attached to a native organism, they are rescued by the Sophronia's crew. Jack discovers that Myrtle's locket is the key to Larklight, in that it can activate a set of complex engines capable of transforming the solar system, leads his crew to the spiders' home on the Rings of Saturn to exchange it for Myrtle's safe return. Upon arriving at the spiders' home, most of the crew are captured. Art is taken before Professor Phineas Ptarmigan of the Royal Xenological Institute where Jack was imprisoned until he was twelve, who reveals that he wishes to use Larklight to destroy the Solar System, leaving the remains to the spiders whose ancestors had colonized the planetesimals. Meanwhile and her crewmate Yarg free the captured crew and two additional prisoners, Sir Waverly and Art's mother Emily.

Having freed Larklight from the spiders, the protagonists visit Earth, where a gigantic mechanical spider is attacking London. There, Myrtle takes control of the machine and uses it to kill Mr. Webster, re-unites with her family and Jack; the epilogue reveals that the race of white spiders has not been exterminated, but subdued, that Ptarmigan has been placed in an insane asylum. The Mumby family return to live at Larklight. Warner Bros. bought the rights to Larklight in 2006. In April 2008, Shekhar Kapur announced that he was to direct, that he and Steven Knight had been working on the screenplay for three months, he would be his most expensive movie. Alison Greenspan and Di Novi were to produce; the film was to be released on 1 January 2010, but after the death of the director Anthony Minghella in 2008, Kapur took over his unfinished movie New York, I Love You, postponed Larklight. Mars in fiction Venus in fiction Larklight title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database Review at