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Hank Roberts

Hank Roberts is an American jazz cellist and vocalist. He plays the electric cello, his style is a mixture of rock, avant-garde and classical influences, he emerged with the downtown New York City jazz scene of the 1980s and is associated with its post-modern tendencies. In the early 1980s Roberts made a number of recordings for the defunct JMT label, was a featured member of the Bill Frisell Quartet, was an important voice in many groups of saxophonist Tim Berne. Roberts recorded three discs with the Arcado String Trio, an improvisational chamber group featuring Mark Feldman and Mark Dresser, double bass. In the early 1990s Roberts stopped touring widely, he continued to release recordings, if sporadically, including with the progressive folk group Ti Ti Chickapea. In 2008 he was again touring and performing releasing Green on Winter & Winter, Stefan F. Winters subsequent label to JMT. In December 2011, Winter and Winter released Roberts' Everything Is Alive, as well as re-releasing his entire JMT catalogue.

Black Pastels Birds of Prey Little Motor People 22 Years from Now I'll Always Remember Cause and Reflect The Truth and Reconciliation Show Green with Marc Ducret and Jim Black Everything Is Alive with Bill Frisell, Jerome Harris and Kenny WollesenWith Arcado String Trio Arcado Behind the Myth For Three Strings and Orchestra With Miniature Miniature I Can't Put My Finger on It With Tim Berne Fulton Street Maul Sanctified Dreams Tim Berne's Fractured Fairy Tales Diminutive Mysteries With Bill Frisell Lookout for Hope Before We Were Born Where in the World Unspeakable Richter 858 History, Mystery Disfarmer Sign of Life: Music for 858 Quartet Big Sur Harmony With Alex Cline The Lamp and the Star With Marilyn Crispell Santuerio With Ti Ti Chickapea Change of Worlds Firestick With Edmar Casteñeda Cuarto de Colores With Buffalo Collision Duck With Donald Rubinstein Martin When She Kisses the Ship on His Arm Official website Hank Roberts at AllMusic

John Baker

John Baker or Jon Baker may refer to: John Baker, American Revolutionary War hero, for whom Baker County, Georgia was named John Baker, British air marshal John Drayton Baker, United States Navy officer John Baker, Australian Chief of the Defence Force John F. Baker Jr. American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient John Baker, English naval officer, MP for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis John Baker, American soldier John Baker, English Member of Parliament for Horsham, 1388 John Baker, English MP for Southwark, 1406 John Baker, English MP for Lyme Regis, 1407 John Baker, see Lewes John Baker, English MP for Helston, 1414 John Baker, English MP for Devizes, 1421 John Baker, English MP for Radnorshire Sir John Baker, English speaker of the House of Commons John Baker, English mayor and MP of Bedford John Baker, English MP for Horsham and Bramber John Baker, English MP for East Grinstead in 1648 John Baker, British MP for Canterbury John Baker, United States congressman from Virginia John Baker, Canadian political activist in Baker Brook, New Brunswick John Baker the Premier of South Australia Sir John Baker, British MP for Portsmouth John Timoteo Baker, Hawaiian rancher and governor John Baker, British Labour MP for Bilston John Baker, American politician from Wisconsin John Baker, American professional football player and sheriff of Wake County, North Carolina John Harris Baker, United States congressman from Indiana John S. Baker, American politician from Washington Sir John Baker, 2nd Baronet, English politician John A. Baker Jr. U.

S. diplomat John Arnold Baker, British judge and politician John Baker II, sheriff of Norfolk County, Massachusetts, 1834–1843 John Baker, professional football player, sheriff of Wake County, North Carolina John Baker and Canadian football defensive end John Baker, American football punter Johnny Baker, American football player and coach Johnny Baker, American football linebacker and tight end John Baker, American baseball player John Baker, Australian rules footballer for North Melbourne John Baker, former English cricketer John Baker, Ghanaian international footballer in squad that won 1982 African Cup for the fourth time John Baker, American dogsled racer John Baker, American cross-country runner John Baker, Australian rugby league footballer John Baker, British composer and musician John Baker, British musician and member of The Korgis John Bevan Baker, British composer John Baker, composer for ToeJam & Earl John Baker, British biologist and anthropologist John Baker, Baron Baker, British engineer John Gilbert Baker, British botanist J. N. L. Baker, British geographer John Holland Baker, New Zealand surveyor and public servant John Baker, British novelist John Baker, English legal historian, Downing Professor of the Laws of England, University of Cambridge John Roman Baker, British playwright and activist John Baker, Bishop of Salisbury John Gilbert Baker, bishop of Anglican Diocese of Hong Kong and Macau John Baker, English Anglican vice-master of Trinity College, Cambridge John Baker, English barrister, Solicitor-General of the Leeward Islands and Diarist.

John Baker, English flower painter John Wynn Baker, Irish agricultural economist John William Baker, plantation owner in Cuba John Baker, Canadian businessman and president of Desire2Learn John Baker White, American military officer, court clerk, civil servant John Baker White, American military officer and politician in West Virginia John Baker White, British politician Jack Baker Jon Baker, American football linebacker Jon Baker, American football placekicker Jon Baker, British-Jamaican music industry executive Jon Baker, member of English indie rock band The Charlatans Jon Baker, fictional character in the American TV show CHiPs

Isabella McHutcheson Sinclair

Isabella McHutcheson Sinclair was a Scottish born botanist and botanical illustrator. Her best known work is the 1885 book Indigenous flowers of the Hawaiian islands, the first book published with colour images of Hawaiian flowering plants. Sinclair was born Isabella McHutcheson in 1840 near Scotland, she is believed to be a daughter of Isabella McHutcheson and her husband William McHutcheson, a brother of Elizabeth McHutcheson Sinclair. She emigrated to New Zealand with her family as a young child. On 7 August 1866, Isabella McHutcheson of Blenheim, New Zealand married her cousin, Francis Sinclair, Jr. After marriage to her husband Francis, Sinclair moved with his family to Hawai'i, her aunt and mother-in-law, Elizabeth Sinclair, was a farmer and plantation owner in New Zealand and Hawaii, best known as the matriarch of the Sinclair family that bought the Hawaiian island of Niʻihau in 1864 from King Kamehameha V for the sum of $10,000 in gold. It was in Hawaii; this was the first book published with colour images of Hawaiian flowering plants.

After her marriage, Sinclair lived with her husband in Kiekie on the island of Nii'hau and in Makaweli on the island of Kauai. She explored Niihau, Waimea Valley, Olokele Valley and other locations, painting the native flora there and researching information about those species from Native Hawaiians, she collected specimens of each native flowering plant and illustrated each one, creating a portfolio of 44 full-page color plates. She sent the specimens to Joseph Dalton Hooker, renowned botanist and director of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, for scientific identification. Dr. Hooker provided her with each flower's botanical name, which she documented along with the Hawaiian names, natural habitats and blossoming seasons of each species. In 1885, with the encouragement of Hooker, Sinclair published Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands, she dedicated the volume: “To the Hawaiian Chiefs and People who have been most appreciative friends, most lenient critics, this work is affectionately inscribed.”Isabella was among the first authors to express concern about the loss of native habitats on Hawaiian flora due to land development and competition from invasive species: "The Hawaiian flora seems to grow in an easy, careless way," she wrote, "which, though pleasingly artistic, well adapted to what may be termed the natural state of the islands, will not long survive the invasions of foreign plants and changed conditions.

Forest fires and agriculture, have so changed the islands, within the last fifty or sixty years, that one can now travel for miles... without finding a single indigenous plant. The standard author abbreviation I. Sinclair is used to indicate this person as the author. Indigenous flowers of the Hawaiian islands by Mrs Francis Sinclair Jr. Isabella's father William McHutcheson moved to Oamaru, New Zealand. Isabella's brother named William McHutcheson visited his sister during an extensive six-months tour in 1886 that included Hawaii, North America and Scotland, he described his travels in The New Zealander Abroad. He wrote a serialized account of colonial life, "The New Zealander at Home", published Camp-life in Fiordland, New Zealand. At some point and her husband went to California. Isabella died in San Jose, California on 29 December 1890 and was buried at Trinity Church on 31 December 1890, her name has been transcribed from their records as "Sinclaire Frances"In 1902, Francis Sinclair returned to New Zealand and married Isabella's widowed sister, Williamina Shirriffs.

He had no issue from either marriage. Francis spent much of the rest of his life in England, published several books of poetry and essays, died on 22 July 1916 on the Island of Jersey

Tegafur/uracil

Tegafur/uracil is a chemotherapy drug combination used in the treatment of cancer bowel cancer. It is called UFT or UFUR. UFT is a first generation dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase inhibitory fluoropyrimidine drug, it is an oral agent which combines uracil, a competitive inhibitor of DPD, with the 5-fluorouracil prodrug tegafur in a 4:1 molar ratio. Excess uracil competes with 5-FU for DPD; the tegafur is taken up by the cancer cells and breaks down into 5-FU, a substance that kills tumor cells. The uracil causes higher amounts of 5-FU to kill them. Tegafur is a type of antimetabolite. Uracil has been stated to help protect the gastrointestinal tract from 5-FU toxicity and the related metabolites, with less side effects than 5-FU and other 5-FU related drugs. Tetrahydrofuran metabolites from the tegafur metabolism, unique among 5-FU based drugs, have been shown to improve the antiangiogenic and cytocidal performance of 5-FU in patients with over-expressed HIF-1. Trials using UFT for cancer treatment include pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, liver cancer, adenocarcinoma of the lung and breast cancer with significant gains over existing treatments, with reduced side effects, improved quality of life, improved disease free survival and/or overall survival.

The UFT combination was developed in Japan during the 1980s. UFT is approved in over 50 countries as a cancer therapy, most for advanced colorectal cancer to replace 5FU, has a low cost. "atients appeared to prefer treatment with UFT/LV over 5-FU/LV." In Japan, UFT is approved for cancer treatments including tumors of the colon/rectum, breast, stomach and neck, gallbladder, bile duct, bladder and cervix. In the UK, tegafur/uracil with folinic acid is approved as first line treatment by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence for metastatic colorectal cancer. Tegafur/uracil is marketed by companies including Merck Serono, Korea United and Jeil, Taiho in Asia, South America, Central America and South Africa, it is made by various manufacturers and sold under a variety of names including: Tegafur-uracil, UFT, Tefudex and Uftoral. The UFT brand version is authorized for marketing in over 50 countries. Between 1984 and 2006, over 30 million patients were treated with UFT

John Jones (controversialist)

John Jones was a Welsh clergyman and controversialist. He was born at Llanilar, the son of John Jones, he was admitted to Worcester College, migrated to St Edmund Hall, graduated B. A. in 1725. From college he went to the curacy of King's Walden in Hertfordshire. In 1726 or thereabouts he became curate at Abbot's Ripton and began compiling for London booksellers. About 1741 he moved near Huntingdon. There he had difficulty in collecting the small tithes, gave up the vicarage in 1750. At this time his friends included Gilbert West and Philip Doddridge, John Barker and George Lyttelton. In the same year he obtained the rectory of Bolnhurst in Bedfordshire, but complained that it did not suit his health. For a short period after 1755 he was curate for John Berridge, at Bedfordshire, but they quarrelled. In 1757 Jones accepted the curacy of Welwyn in Hertfordshire from Edward Young, he remained at Welwyn until 1765, when Young died, he acted as one of his executors, receiving a legacy of £200. As a result of appeals to friends for assistance, Jones was in April 1767 inducted into the vicarage of Shephall or Sheephall, where he continued until his death on 8 August 1770.

He was unmarried. In 1749 Jones published anonymously Free and Candid Disquisitions relating to the Church of England, the means of advancing Religion therein; the book was a collection of short passages selected from the writings of eminent Anglican divines, all advocating revision of the liturgy. A controversy ensued; the book was attacked by John Boswell. It was long believed that the work was by Archdeacon Francis Blackburne, a friend of Jones, had read some of it in manuscript. Jones's role as editor became known in the Monthly Repository of 1807. In 1750 Jones published An Appeal to Common Reason and Candour, in behalf of a Review submitted to the Serious Consideration of all Unprejudiced Members of the Church of England. Shortly before leaving Welwyn Jones published Catholic Faith and Practice: being Considerations of Present Use and Importance in point of Religion and Liberty, A Letter to a Friend in the Country. After Jones's death, Benjamin Dawson edited and published his Free Thoughts on the subject of a Farther Reformation of the Church of England, identified as by the author of A short and safe Expedient for terminating the present Debate about Subscriptions of 1769.

Early in 1783 much of Jones's correspondence with Thomas Birch and other papers of his were presented to John Nichols, who published extracts in the Gentleman's Magazine and in his Literary Anecdotes. Most of his manuscripts passed on his death into the hands of Dr. Thomas Dawson, a dissenting minister at Hackney; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: William Connor. "Jones, John". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography. 30. London: Smith, Elder & Co

Red Perkins (country singer)

Red Perkins was an American country music singer from Ohio, United States. Perkins was born in Kentucky. Perkins worked from a home base of Ohio; as Red Perkins, Red Perkins and the Kentucky Redheads who recorded with De Luxe Records and King Records 1948: "One Has My Name /I Live The Life I Love", 78rpm single 1948: "Someday You'll Call My Name/You're Gonna Regret It All Someday", 78rpm single 1949: "Aggravating Lou From Louisville/Hoedown Boogie", 78rpm single 1949: "I Know Better Now/Too Long", 78rpm single 1950: "Crocodile Tears/I Hate You", 78rpm single 1950: "One At A Time/I'm So Happy I Could Cry", 78rpm single 1950: "Big Blue Diamonds/Rag Man Boogie", 78rpm single 1951: "I'm Gonna Rush Right Down To Macon/A Long Necked Bottle", 78rpm single Jim Alexander Jesse Ashlock Cecil Brower Fred Calhoun Harry Fooks Clarence Gray Jay Green Wilbert H. Osborne Jabbo Smith, trumpet Anna Mae Winburn, singer Red Perkins at AllMusic