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Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar. It is headquartered in Germantown and provides a high-speed satellite internet service, HughesNet, the largest service of its kind with more than 1.3 million subscribers in the Americas. Hughes Communications was founded in 1971 under the name Digital Communication Corporation by seven engineers and a lawyer who all worked together at Comsat Laboratories. With $40,000 in startup capital, the company operated from a garage in Rockville, designing circuit boards for telecom related products. By 1977, Digital Communications Corp. had $10.6 million in revenue. In 1978, Digital Communications Corp. was acquired by Microwave Associates for an undisclosed sum, becoming MA/COM-DCC and began developing satellite related products. The company invented the small aperture in 1985; that year, the company sold its first VSAT network to Wal-Mart, which used the “technology to connect retail stores in rural areas.” According to SatMagazine, “the global VSAT market is estimated to reach $10 billion by 2021.”In 1987, MA/COM-DCC was acquired by Hughes Aircraft Corporation for $105 million and renamed Hughes Communications.

In 2004, News Corp acquired a controlling interest in Hughes through a $6.5 billion purchase intended for its DirecTV unit. DirecTV began selling off its ownership interests, culminating in a $100 million sale to a private equity firm; as a result, Hughes became a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyTerra Communications Inc., controlled by the investment firm. Hughes Communications was spun-off as an independent public company in 2007 and was acquired by EchoStar for about $2 billion in 2011. HughesNet is Hughes Network Systems' satellite-based broadband internet service; as of 2017, Hughes controls 60 percent of the market for residential satellite-based internet connections, which are used by rural customers out-of-reach of wired infrastructure. Hughes markets its services to government and military. In 2012, Hughes launched the Jupiter System, Hughes' VSAT ground system that provides high-performance terminals, increased gateway architecture, advanced air interface for both high-throughput and conventional satellites.

The Jupiter System supports applications such as broadband Internet and Intranet access, community Wi-Fi hotspots, cellular backhaul, digital signage and mobility, including airborne services. Through its Jupiter Aero System, an integrated system of airborne and ground equipment and software, Hughes provides broadband access to aircraft; as of 2018, about 1,000 aircraft carry Hughes technology on board. In March 2018, Hughes announced improvements to the Jupiter system, doubling the throughput of HT2xxx terminals to more than 200 Mbit/s and increasing capacity. Hughes HX and HT satellite broadband platforms are used for broadband IP services, high speed internet, VoIP, video by telecom providers around the world and the military. Hughes has deployed more nearly 6 million VSAT terminals of all types in more than 100 countries, representing 50 percent market share. Hughes satellite backhaul of cellular service extends 4G/LTE service to remote and rural areas around the world where conventional backhaul is difficult or costly due to geography and terrain.

Hughes cellular backhaul applications include a 4G/LTE optimization capability that yields up to 60 percent bandwidth savings. In 1996, Hughes introduced a satellite Internet service for small businesses; the service was known as DirecPC and was renamed Direcway in May 2002. In 2012, with Hughes' first offering of broadband satellite Internet, it was renamed HughesNet. In March 2017, Hughes became the first satellite-based internet provider to meet the Federal Communications Commission's definition of "broadband" with HughesNet Gen5 after launching the EchoStar XVII and XIX high-throughput satellites; as of October 2018, Hughes is the largest satellite internet provider in the U. S. with 1.3 million subscribers. The FCC Measuring Broadband America report ranked HughesNet number one among all internet service providers for meeting or exceeding advertised download speeds for four years in a row from 2014 through 2017. For three out of four years, HughesNet ranked number one for meeting or exceeding both download and upload advertised speeds.

In 2016, Hughes expanded HughesNet into Brazil, marking its first international expansion of the service. It expanded into Colombia in September 2017, into Peru in October 2018, into Ecuador in December 2018. Hughes offers managed network services and solutions for distributed enterprise businesses and government organizations, its HughesON managed services include SD-WAN, Wi-Fi and location analytics and cloud-based digital signage and employee training. Official Website

Kerry Brown (musician)

Kerry Brown is a record producer, movie soundtrack producer, music editor, artist manager, a musician. He was the drummer in Chicago alternative rock band Catherine in the 1990s, he was married to D'arcy Wretzky of The Smashing Pumpkins at that time, is now married to Stacey Sher. He played drums for The Smashing Pumpkins on the song "Blew Away" and he produced "Starla" & "Plume" for the album Pisces Iscariot. Kerry wrote for, played drums for and produced, his band Catherine from 1985 to 1998, they released one 7" single, an E. P. and two albums between 1991 and 1996. Catherine performed a one-off two song reunion set at a Smashing Pumpkins concert at the Riveria Theatre in Chicago, IL on 14 October 2011, featuring Billy Corgan on guitar, he performed drums on The Smashing Pumpkins track "Blew Away" amongst his many various producer/engineer stints for the band. He played hand drums in Spirits in the Sky, a short lived live band that featured Corgan, Dave Navarro, Mark Tulin, Ysanne Spevack, Mike Byrne.

Kerry was the drummer in a one-off group called The Backwards Clock Society, which featured Tulin on bass and Billy Corgan on vocals and guitar. The one and only Backwards Clock Society show was held on 8 November 2009, at the Echoplex in Los Angeles, CA; the show was a benefit for Laura Ann Masura. Future bass player of The Smashing Pumpkins Nicole Fiorentino was performing with Light FM at this show, was pointed out to Corgan by Kerry at this show. Kerry Brown has produced the music soundtracks to major Hollywood motion pictures including Blow and P. S. I Love You, he is a supporter of many music-related productions, including the music documentary Hit So Hard about Patty Schemel of the band Hole, David J of Bauhaus/Love and Rockets 2011 album,'Not Long For This World'. The Sidney Poitier Honorary Oscar Tribute for the Academy Awards P. S. I Love You Along Came Polly How High Blow Scream Walking and Talking If All Goes Wrong The Smashing Pumpkins' 2007 album Zeitgeist was recorded in his home studio.

At least 300 Smashing Pumpkins songs have been recorded in Brown's home studio during the 2000s in demo format, including original versions of many songs that appeared on the eighth Smashing Pumpkins album, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. In 2009, he joined Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, several others in the band Spirits in the Sky. In September 2009, he went with Corgan to Chicago to begin work producing the Smashing Pumpkins album, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. Brown has produced records for Los Angeles' legendary underground artists and bands, including Sky Saxon, Twilight Singers, Greg Dulli, Fancy Space People, The Woolly Bandits, Evil Beaver, Damien Youth and Ysanne Spevack, he continues to compose and record tracks for release of his own music, in which he sings and plays all the instruments. All credited as recorder or mixer. Miley Cyrus Ziggy Marley Jessica Simpson The Smashing Pumpkins Courtney Love Kathy Valentine Charlotte Caffey Susanna Hoffs Vicki Peterson Ysanne Spevack Greg Dulli James Iha Mark Lanegan Sebastian Bach Kelley Deal Nina Gordon Cheap Trick Catherine Sky Saxon Clem Burke Chris SladeUpcoming projects Fancy Space People The Electric Prunes Strawberry Alarm Clock Star Children Yahowha 13 C.

A. S. Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for If All Goes Wrong In January 2010, Brown announced that he is starting a record label with Corgan; this record label was to be called Startone Records and the roster includes The Electric Prunes, The Strawberry Alarm Clock, YaHoWha 13, Starchildren and Fancy Space People. However, the status of their collaboration for the label is unclear as it was announced that Brown and Corgan will no longer be working together as of December 2011. Brown continues to run Starry Records, having released the debut Fancy Space People 12" EP, in the fall of 2011, released Not Long For This World, by Bauhaus legend David J. In 2017, Brown partnered with Linda Perry to launch We Are Hear, a record label, music publisher, artist management company based in Los Angeles. Under their leadership, the company has signed artists including Natasha Bedingfield, Imogen Heap and Willa Amai among others, collaborated with artist Kii Arens. Brown has co-curated events with We Are Hear such as One Love Malibu festival in 2018, which raised $1 million in relief funds for damage caused by the Woolsey Fire, The Art of Elysium fundraiser Heaven Is Rock & Roll in 2020, featuring the surviving members of Nirvana performing alongside Beck and St. Vincent, in addition to performances from Cheap Trick, L7, Marilyn Manson.

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Séamus Horgan

Séamus Horgan is an Irish retired hurler who played as a goalkeeper for the Limerick senior team. Horgan made his first appearance for the team during the 1972-73 National League and was a regular member of the starting fifteen until his retirement after the 1976. During that time he won one All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship winners' medal and two Munster winners' medals. At club level Horgan played with Tournafulla in a career. Horgan played his club hurling with his local Tournafulla club, he enjoyed some success. One of his last games was a county final at intermediate level in 1994. Horgan first came to prominence as a member of the Limerick senior inter-county team in the early 1970s, he took over in the number one position in the 1972-73 National Hurling League which Limerick lost to Wexford. In spite of this loss Limerick went on to win the Munster Championship for the first time since 1955, giving Horgan his first provincial medal. Limerick faced Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final, the Munster champions were burdened with the underdogs tag.

In spite of this Limerick powered to a seven-point victory, giving Horgan an All-Ireland medal. In 1974 Horgan won a second consecutive Munster title before lining out in a second consecutive All-Ireland final. Once again Kilkenny provided the opposition. Limerick stormed to an early lead, however, a Pat Delaney shot from midfield bounced on the wet Croke Park surface and between Horgan's legs for a goal. Two more goals for Kilkenny put an end to Limerick's hopes of victory as'the Cats' emerged the winners by twelve points. Horgan continued hurling at inter-county level until 1976. Horgan was sub-goalkeeper to Séamus Durack on the Munster team that lost the Railway Cup final to Leinster in 1974


A behrupiya or bahrupiya is an impressionist in the traditional performing arts of India and Bangladesh. Once popular and widespread, the art form is now in decline with most practitioners living in poverty, it was once common for behrupiyas to make a dramatic entrance at wedding or other festivities dressed as a policeman, priest, or other figure and create a commotion. The social norm surrounding these appearances was that the behrupiya collected no money if he was detected as an impersonator. However, if he was able to convince his audience of his fake identity, he would reveal it and be awarded a baksheesh for having entertained the group. Due to their expertise with disguise and impersonation, good behrupiyas were recruited as spies by medieval Indian kings; the term behrupiya is derived from roop. The mostly-obsolete term naqqal is infrequently used for behrupiyas. Sometimes, behrupiyas are simply called maskharas or bhands, who are the traditional actors, dancers and entertainers of the Indian subcontinent.

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Port Chalmers

Port Chalmers is a suburb and the main port of the city of Dunedin, New Zealand, with a population of 3,000. Port Chalmers lies ten kilometres inside Otago Harbour, some 15 kilometres northeast of Dunedin's city centre; the original Māori name for Port Chalmers was'Potakere' or'Pou-takere' which may have indicated the hill where the tuahu, or altar, was sited.'Koputai' is a name meaning ‘full tide’ and refers to an incident in which a group of warriors decided to spend the night in a cave that once existed at what was known as Boiler Point and pulled their canoes well above the high tide mark. Overnight the tide beached canoes were set adrift; as some of them swam out to reclaim the canoes those onshore cried out “Koputai!, Koputai!” When a peace was made between Kati Mamoe and Kai Tahu, about 1780, Koputai was one of two southern terminuses of Kai Tahu territory The chiefs Karetai, Te Matenga Taiaroa and Tuhawaiki and other Māori frequented Koputai. By February 1839 the Weller brothers of Otago on the opposite side of the harbour had set up a saw pit which appears to have been at Sawyers Bay.

By September the following year a'big boat' the schooner Anne, was under construction there. In 1840 Port Chalmers and the whole western shore of Otago Harbour from about Burkes to Otafelo Point was included in Te Matenga Taiaroa's sale of land to the French whalers Pierre Darmandarits and Edouard DuBern, brothers in law and business partners; the first Christian service at Koputai was held by the Reverend James Watkin, the Wesleyan missionary at Waikouaiti, in 1842. Taiaroa's cousin the chief Kohi was the leader of the last known hapu at Koputai. In 1842 Kohi fell ill, thinking himself at the point of death, feared that his young son Timoko, would never have any benefit from a sealing boat in which he had a share, he therefore instructed his servants and Rau o te uri, to burn the boat where it lay on the beach at Koputai. To appease the other partners in the boat who were outraged upon hearing what he had done Kohi after consulting his wife Piro, consented at Otaheiti to be strangled as punishment.

Taiaroa was given the task but upon observing his hand trembling as he was tying the knot Kohi exclaimed: "Kahore kia mataa a Taiaroa ki te mea o te taura". Kopi took the rope, tied a slip-knot, adjusted the rope about his own neck before Taiaroa pulled upon the rope tight, until he was dead. Kohi was buried at Koputai. By 1844 Koputai was deserted. In 1844 the schooner Deborah under the command of Captain Thomas Wing was chartered by Frederick Tuckett of the New Zealand Company to assist him in choosing a site for the projected New Edinburgh settlement. After sailing for the South on 31 March 1844 Tuckett left the ship at Moeraki on 23 April and made his way south by land in order to gaining a better appreciation of the land; the Deborah continued south independently and anchored near Koputai in the bay now bearing its name, where the hulk of the vessel remains. It wasn't until 26 April. Tuckett explored the harbour and its environs, which he how considered more suitable for the purposed settlement than any site he had yet seen.

He departed at the end of April to explore the inland countryside, before returning to Koputai on 11 June. By this date there was established at Koputai two whares and some tents. Mr. and Mrs. Lethbridge were in David Scott and several others; as a result of his investigations Tuckett selected an adjoining block of land as the site for the Scottish New Edinburgh settlement and nominated Koputai as its deep-water port. The Deborah departed on 23 June leaving behind Tuckett, living in a small three-bedroom cottage made of loose bricks that he had built on the beach. On 15 July 1844 William Wakefield of the New Zealand Company visited accompanied by John Jermyn Symonds and George Clark; the sale of the Otago Block from Māori to the Otago Association was concluded at Koputai on 31 July 1844. In December 1844 Tuckett left and returned to England, with William Davidson taking over his cottage and position as the New Zealand Company’s local representative. In that same month Alexander and Janet McKay arrived with plans to establish a public house, to services the needs of the proposed settlement.

It opened as the'Surveyors' Arms' on what is now Beach Street and was licensed by Akaroa-based magistrate John Watson in 1846. On 23 February 1846 the ship Mary Catherine anchored at Koputai. On board was Charles Kettle the surveyor to the New Zealand Company together with his wife and a staff of six assistant surveyors and 25 labourers, whose task was to survey the land, purchased from the Māori. Kettle and his wife took up residence in Tuckett’s cottage; the survey of the town was completed in May 1844. At first the European settlers intended to christen the settlement ‘New Leith’ or ‘New Musselburgh’, as they disliked the Māori name of Koputai; the first organized European settlers arrived in Otago Harbour on the John Wickliffe, which moored off what was now Port Chalmers on 23 March 1848. Captain Cargill, the agent for the New Zealand Company and a small party went in the ship's boat to the head of the harbor, while the other passengers went ashore in parties to explore the land around Port Chalmers.

The second ship, the Philip Laing arrived on 15 April 1848 to

Foxsons Mill, Staincliffe

Foxsons Mill, Staincliffe was a doubling mill in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. It was Lancashire Cotton Corporation sole mill in West Yorkshire. A doubling mill, it doubled yarns of count's 4's to 40's. built in It was taken over by the Lancashire Cotton Corporation in the 1930s and passed to Courtaulds in 1964. The mill was demolished in 1973, the land is now housing. Staincliffe is part of the West Yorkshire Urban Area 2.4 km north of Dewsbury, in the Calder valley. It is situated between a number of larger cities. Halifax is 13 km upstream to the west and Bradford lie eight miles to the north, Huddersfield lies eight miles to the south west, Wakefield some six miles east. Geologically, the town is situated on rock dated to the Carboniferous Period, consisting of coal measures and gritstones. Quaternary Period rock, glacial deposits and gravels exist in the Calder Valley. Coal and gravel have all been exploited commercially. Foxson's mill was on the Halifax road out of Staincliffe; the industry peaked in 1912.

The great war of 1914- 1918 halted the supply of raw cotton, the British government encouraged its colonies to build mills to spin and weave cotton. The war over, Lancashire never regained its markets; the independent mills were struggling. The Bank of England set up the Lancashire Cotton Corporation in 1929 to attempt to rationalise and save the industry. Foxsons Mill, Staincliffe was one of 104 mills bought by the LCC, one of the 53 mills that survived through to 1950; this was a F. W. Dixon Mill. Lancashire Cotton Corporation Courtaulds (1964- Textile manufacturing Cotton Mill Dunkerley, Philip. "Dunkerley-Tuson Family Website, The Regent Cotton Mill, Failsworth". Archived from the original on 2008-03-23. Retrieved 2009-01-09. LCC; the mills and organisation of the Lancashire Cotton Corporation Limited. Blackfriars House, Manchester: Lancashire Cotton Corporation Limited. Roberts, A S, "Arthur Robert's Engine List", Arthur Roberts Black Book. One guy from Barlick-Book Transcription, archived from the original on 2011-07-23, retrieved 2009-01-11 website website