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John Heminges

John Heminges was an actor in the King's Men, the playing company for which William Shakespeare wrote. Along with Henry Condell, he was an editor of the First Folio, the collected plays of Shakespeare, published in 1623, he was the financial manager for the King's Men. Heminges was baptised at St Peter de Witton Church, Worcestershire, on 25 November 1566. Sent to London at the age of twelve, he was apprenticed for nine years to the City Grocer John Collins, becoming a freeman of the Grocers' Company on 24 April 1587. On 10 March 1588 he received a licence to marry Rebecca Knell, the widow of William Knell, an actor with the Queen's Men, killed at Thame, Oxfordshire, in 1587 by John Towne, a fellow actor. Heminges and his sixteen-year-old wife settled in the parish of St Mary Aldermanbury, had at least thirteen children there between the years 1590 and 1613. Heminges's association with the theatre had begun by 1593, when he and Augustine Phillips were with Lord Strange's Men. By the next year he and Phillips had joined the Lord Chamberlain's Men the King's Men.

Heminges remained with the Company until his death. Privy Council records from 1630 state that he received £100 to relieve the Company during a period of plague. Heminges remained active in the Grocers' Company alongside his theatrical activities. On 13 December 1608 he was admitted as one of the ten seacoal-meters for the city of London, citizens appointed to measure the coal imported into the city by sea. Shortly afterwards he took on John Jackson as his deputy. Both Heminges and Jackson acted as trustees for William Shakespeare when he purchased the Blackfriars Gatehouse in 1613. Between 1595 and 1628 Heminges took on ten apprentices with the Grocers' Company. Of these ten, eight appear to have performed in both boys' and adult roles. Alexander Cooke was one of his apprentices. Heminges built and operated a taphouse at the Globe. Heminges was mentioned in Shakespeare's will, along with Richard Burbage and Henry Condell, each being bequeathed 26 shillings and eightpence to buy mourning rings. Stanley Wells and others have wondered if that bequest represented a kind of pact for the three men to create and publish an edition of Shakespeare’s collected plays.

Burbage died before the publication of the First Folio, but Heminges and Condell became co-editors of the book. They mentioned in their preface, "To the great Variety of Readers", that they wished "the Author himselfe had liv'd to have set forth, overseen his owne writings", they mention their own care and pain "to haue collected & publish’d" the works, their editorial efforts were vital to preserving a number of Shakespeare's plays, some of which might have been lost otherwise. As a sharer in the Globe Theatre, Heminges’ name, along with the other sharers, is mentioned several times in various legal documents that were discovered by American researcher Charles William Wallace; the Globe was plagued by lawsuits as the shares were left to beneficiaries who did not have the continued welfare of the company at heart. In one such lawsuit, Heminges v. Ostler, Heminges was sued by his daughter, Thomasina Ostler over a share of the company; the surviving records do not specify the final outcome of the suit.

At his death, Heminges’ shares in the Globe and Blackfriars theatres passed to his son, William Heminges. The lawsuit records are valuable to historians for the detailed information they contain regarding the company business. Heminges died in October 1630 in Southwark, was buried 12 October 1630 at the parish church of St Mary Aldermanbury. In his will he had asked to be buried as close to his wife as possible; the extent and nature of Heminges' acting is not clear. He is known to have performed in Every Man in His Humour. A Jacobean inscription in the 1616 Jonson folio lists him playing the role of Corbaccio in Volpone. Edmond Malone reported seeing Heminges' name associated with the role of Falstaff. There is little more evidence to substantiate the claim made by an actor to Alexander Pope that Heminges was a tragedian. Of his activities as manager more is known. Court documents relating to the King's Men list Heminges as the recipient of money due the company, he appears to have owned a structure abutting the Globe Theatre, which may have been used as an alehouse.

He served as trustee for Shakespeare when the latter purchased a house in Blackfriars in 1613. Pam Hinks. John Heminges St Peter de Witton Church, Worcestershire Parish Register 1544 onwards Collier, J. P.. Lives of the Original Actors in Shakespeare's Plays. London: Shakespeare Society, 1853. Egan, Gabriel. "John Heminges' Tap-house at the Globe." Theatre Notebook 55, 72–7. Nunzeger, Edwin. A Dictionary of Actors and of Other Persons Associated With the Public Presentation of Plays in England Before 1642. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1929. John Heminges at the Globe Theatre Theatre Notebook Works by John Heminges at Project Gutenberg Works by or about John Heminges at Internet Archive Works by John Heminges at LibriVox John Heminges at Find a Grav

Harry Lake

Harry Robson Lake, a New Zealand politician, served as Minister of Finance for six years in the second National government, in the 1960s. He died of a heart attack. Lake was born in Christchurch. Lake was father to two children, grandfather to three, he was educated at the University of Canterbury. He established an accountancy practice in 1943. After holding a number of roles within the National Party's administration, he stood as the party's candidate for the Riccarton seat in the 1949 election. Riccarton was regarded as a "safe" Labour Party seat, Lake was unsuccessful. In the 1951 election, Lake won the seat of Lyttelton, held by Labour for nearly forty years. While Lake held his seat in the 1954 election, he lost it in the 1957 election to Norman Kirk. In the 1960 election, which National won, Lake returned to Parliament as the MP for Fendalton, he was elevated to Cabinet by Prime Minister Keith Holyoake, becoming minister of finance. As Lake possessed no ministerial experience before this point, his immediate appointment to one of the most powerful ministerial posts was remarkable.

In recognition of his lack of experience, Lake was ranked sixth in Cabinet, a lower position than a minister of finance would expect. Despite holding one of the most powerful political positions in the country, Lake never had a high public profile. In keeping with Holyoake's desire to maintain the status quo, Lake's tenure as minister of finance was uneventful, with the primary focus being on stability. In 1964, Lake suffered his first heart attack, which reduced his energy somewhat but did not impair his ability to perform his role. At the end of 1966, New Zealand encountered economic difficulties as the result of a collapse in export prices. Lake did not have a chance to respond to this problem, however — in February 1967, he suffered a second heart attack, died, he was succeeded as minister of finance by Robert Muldoon, as MP for Fendalton by Eric Holland. McRobie, Alan. Electoral Atlas of New Zealand. Wellington: GP Books. ISBN 0-477-01384-8. Wilson, James Oakley. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984.

Wellington: V. R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103. Research paper on Lake's term as Finance Minister by Brian Easton

Shiba Inu Puppy Cam

The Shiba Inu Puppy Cam is a website that featured a live-streamed webcam trained on the puppy-pen for six newborn Shiba Inu dogs born on October 7, 2008. It became an Internet phenomenon. There have been seven further litters; the live webcam was set up on Ustream in October 2008 by a San Francisco, couple to monitor their Shiba Inu puppies while they were at work. The live streaming website showed the puppies interacting with each other in a variety of ways: sleeping, playing with toys, tearing up wee pads, snuggling with their mother, Kika. Links to the site spread virally. By October 13, 2008, three million viewers had spent 1.2 million hours watching the puppies via the Internet. As of July 2012 the Shiba Inu Puppy Cam streaming page on Ustream has received over 60 million views; the six puppies were identified by their different-colored collars. The collars associated with the pups of the A-Team are: Autumn; this litter became known as "The Shiba Six" as well as "The A-Team", referring to the fact that they were Kika's first litter.

The sire was a dog called Ch Jogoso's Notorious. The list of countries from which people watched the live webcast of the puppy cam from all around the globe grew to 74 countries in total with this first litter. By December 7, 2008, Autumn and Ando had been adopted by new owners. Two other pups and Amaya, went to their new homes that month around December; the couple kept one pup from this litter and the camera continued functioning so that viewers were able to watch her interact with the other three adult Shibas in the house. The dogs' owners remain anonymous. Kika's second litter of puppies were born on January 16, 2010, they are referred to as the "B-team" of puppies to mark the 2nd litter. Their father was a red dog named GCH Morningstar's Dances With Wolves. There were a total of three male Shibas. Two of the three males are cream-colored; the puppies in birth order are the girls: Bella and Beni-Bara, the boys: Bonsai and Byakko. By March 21, 2010, all five puppies of the second litter were adopted.

On April 14, 2011, over fifteen hundred viewers tuned in to see Kika's final litter. As in the original litter there are three of each sex. Unlike the previous two litters, the "C-Team" sire was a black-and-tan Shiba; the C-Team puppies are, in order of birth: Chozen, aka "Zen". The last boy pup, has the highest birth weight of any of the pups at 11 ounces; the fourth litter of puppies was born on May 2012, to Ayumi. They were sired by a red Shiba named GCH CH Kobushi Justa Draco Rosso AOM, they are referred to as the "D-team" of puppies to mark the 4th litter. There were a total of two male Shiba puppies. One of the three females is cream-colored; the names of the D-Team are as follows: Daiichi. The fifth litter of puppies was born on August 21, 2013 to parents Ayumi and sire Morningstar Dr McDreamy Chouseisou; this was the final litter born to Ayumi. They are referred to as the "E-team" of puppies to mark the 5th litter. There were a total of two cream-colored males; the sixth litter of puppies was born on November 10, 2015, born to Chiyoko from the "C-Team" litter, Hiro, an AKC/UKC/NIPPO-USA Champion male Shiba imported by the family from Japan in 2013.

This litter of pups are referred to as the "F-team" to mark the 6th litter that the couple have raised in their home. The litter had five pups in total. There were 2 black and tan pups born; the names of the F-Team, in order of birth, are as follows: Fuyuka. Fate and Fuji are the black-and-tan colored pups from the litter. All the other puppies went to new homes as family pets in mid-late January 2016 with the exception of Fuji, the black-and-tan puppy. A new black-and-tan female pup was added to the household at the end of September 2016 and given the name of Minori with the call name of "Nori", it is believed that this female will enter the AKC dog show circuit and be the couple's new foundation girl moving forward once all appropriate health tests have been verified. The seventh litter of puppies was born on December 2018 to parents Nori and Hiro; this litter of pups are referred to as the "G-Team" to mark the 7th litter that the couple have raised, the first in their new home. On another first, this is both Nori's first litter and will mark a new lineage in the household as Nori is not related to Kika, the Shiba girl, the mother of the first litter of Shiba Inu Puppy Cam pups.

The "G-Team" consists of two pups, both girls with one being red colored, named Garnet, the other being black-and-tan colored, named Genki. The eighth litter of puppies was born on December 19, 2020. Three puppies were born, each a different color, one red named

L&YR Class 21

The L&YR Class 21 is a class of small 0-4-0ST steam locomotive built by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway for shunting duties. They were nicknamed Pugs; the class originates in the purchase of three saddle tank locomotives ordered from Vulcan Foundry in 1886. They were fitted with an 8-foot-10-inch long, 3-foot-0-inch diameter boiler pressed to 140 lbf/in2 powering two outside 13-by-18-inch cylinders connected to 3-foot-0-inch driving wheels; the wheelbase was 6 ft 0 in and the total heating surface of the saturated boiler was 475.75 sq ft. J. A. F. Aspinall ordered more locomotives of a modified design: the wheelbase was shortened to 5 ft 9 in, the tank was extended over the smokebox, the cab was enlarged, the boiler pressure raised to 160 lbf/in2. Seventeen of this modified design were ordered from Horwich Works in three batches; the last locomotive was delivered in four months before the first retirement. The London and Scottish Railway gave the locomotives the power classification 0F. In total sixty were made between 1886 and 1910.

They were built for use in curved sidings for shunting duties. The Pugs were allocated by the L&YR for operation in the industrial areas and docks of Fleetwood, Goole and Salford. In times they became more dispersed, reaching places such as Bristol, Crewe, Widnes and Swansea; when the LMS was merged into British Railways on 1 January 1948, 23'Pugs' remained in service. Withdrawals started in 1910 with two going in that year. Four went in 31 in the 1930s. On 5 July 1963, one of the driving wheels of locomotive No. 51232 sheared off at Salford, Lancashire. Two "Pugs" have survived both through the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Trust. L&YR No. 19, built in 1910, was sold by the LMS into industry in 1931 and was acquired by the Trust from the United Glass Bottle Manufacturers Ltd. at Charlton in 1967. It was found to be in poor mechanical condition and was placed on static display pending overhaul, most at the Ribble Steam Railway. L&YR No. 68, built in 1901, was purchased directly from British Rail in 1964 and moved to the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway in January 1965.

The locomotive was re-tubed in 1974 and took part in the Stockton & Darlington Railway cavalcade that year. The locomotive was overhauled again in 1997 and continued in service, albeit as a shunting locomotive due to its low power, until its boiler tubes required replacement in 2006; the locomotive carried its original identity of L&YR 68 from 2004 onwards, but has been cosmetically restored in 2018 to 51218 for the K&WVR's 50th Anniversary Gala, reflecting that 51218 was the first loco to arrive in 1965. Overhaul is now under consideration at Haworth on the K&WVR as the completion of 0-6-0ST No. 752 is now taking place at the East Lancashire Railway. Several models of the'Pug' have been produced commercially; the first was a'OO'-scale polystyrene kit made in the 1960s by Kitmaster, the moulds for which were subsequently sold to Airfix passed on to Dapol, which still manufactures the former Airfix plastic kit range. This kit has been used as the basis for a narrow-gauge'pug bash' locomotive running on 00-9 tracks.

A ready-to-run OO model was produced by Dapol and Hornby where the Pug was produced until 2000. The Pug was reintroduced to Hornby's range in 2010 in early British Railways Livery. Larger scale models are available from a number of suppliers including Tower Models of Blackpool. Pug Baxter, Bertram. Baxter, David. British Locomotive Catalogue 1825–1923, Volume 3B: Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway and its constituent companies. Ashbourne, Derbyshire: Moorland Publishing Company. Pp. 69–70, 88–89. ISBN 0-903485-85-0. Casserley, H. C. & Johnston, Stuart W.. Locomotives at the Grouping 3: London and Scottish Railway. Shepperton, Surrey: Ian Allan. Pp. 111–112. ISBN 0-7110-0554-0. Earnshaw, Alan. Trains in Trouble: Vol. 8. Penryn: Atlantic Books. ISBN 0-906899-52-4. Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Trust, owners of 19 and 68 Railuk database Details of no. 19

Jack O'Donnell (footballer)

John "Jack" O'Donnell was an English professional footballer. Born in Gateshead and Wear, on 25 March 1897, O'Donnell, like so many other footballers from the North East, started his career playing for his local colliery team. Darlington soon signed him, he earned a reputation as a hard-tackling full-back. Everton paid around £3,000 for him soon afterwards, a fee, rare for a defender; the move didn't work out and Blackpool bought him for a similar price. O'Donnell joined the Seasiders in late 1930, making his debut for the club on 20 December, in a home game against Grimsby Town. For the next two seasons he became a regular in the back line as Blackpool tried to retain their achieved First Division status. O'Donnell's move coincided with a time of trouble for the Blackpool defence. By the end of the 1930-31 season, the club had conceded 125 goals, followed by 102. Disciplinary problems followed O'Donnell, it was reported on three occasions. It was mutually agreed to terminate his contract, O'Donnell played out the remainder of his career in the lower leagues, notably with Wigan Athletic.

Calley, Roy. Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887-1992. Breedon Books Sport. ISBN 1-873626-07-X. Joyce, Michael. Football League Players' Records 1888-1939. ISBN 1-899468-67-6

Charles Manby

Charles Manby, FRS FRSA was Secretary of the Institution of Civil Engineers from November 1839 to 1856, engineer of the first iron steamer to cross the English Channel. Fluent in French, he installed gas piping into Paris and advised on the construction of the Suez Canal. Manby was born in Cowes on the Isle of Wight to née Fewster. Aaron Manby was a successful engineer building bridges and engines; as a child Charles attended a Roman Catholic seminary. Manby's father was the founder, from 1812, the managing partner of the Horseley Ironworks at Tipton, Staffordshire. In 1817, Charles began training as an engineer at the Ironworks working for such notable engineers as John Rennie and Thomas Telford. During his training he helped with projects at West India Docks and the iron paddleship, named Aaron Manby; this was made in parts at the Ironworks and transported to the Surrey Canal Dock on the River Thames in London. The ship was reassembled with Charles Manby supervising the installation of the vessel's steam engine.

Despite being only 18 years old, Manby was designated as the chief engineer during its maiden voyage on 10 June 1822 with Sir Charles Napier as captain. During this voyage across the English Channel, the vessel became the first iron ship to carry cargo from London to Paris. In 1823 Manby started work installing hydrogen gas pipes in Paris, employed by the French company Compagnie d'Carriage par de gaz Hydrogen. Still employed in France by his father, Manby worked at a gas works at Ternes later reorganised the ironworks at Le Creusot. Manby's fluency in the French language was an asset throughout his life. Manby was employed by the French government creating France's state-owned tobacco factories. Charles returned to the UK and took over the management of the Beaufort Iron Works in Beaufort, Blaenau Gwent where he married Ellen Jones in 1830, he managed the Bristol Iron Works, but in 1834 he moved to London and began practising there as a civil engineer. He and Henry Cruger Price marketed the'Price and Manby System' a new type of ventilation system for whole buildings.

The business lasted until 1843 when their offices in London closed. Manby had become involved with the Arctic explorer Sir John Ross's India Steamship Company which he joined in 1838; the company's objective was to establish a steamship service to India, but it was taken over by the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company. Charles Manby became Secretary of the Institution of Civil Engineers in November 1839, succeeding Thomas Webster, he nominally retired from this role in 1856 and was awarded a testimonial, a prize and a purse of 2,000 pounds from the chairman Robert Stephenson. The next secretary was Manby's former assistant James Forrest. Manby remained involved in the organisation and participated in its activities as Honorary Secretary until his death. Manby helped Samuel Colt's company to create a factory in Pimlico to manufacture firearms. Colt had received a lot of interest in his revolvers at the Great Exhibition in 1851 and Manby had been involved in the organisation of the exhibition arranging financial underwriting for Sir Robert Peel.

Manby negotiated a lease with the British Government which enabled Colt to go into full production three years later. Colt was able to make a profit during the Crimean War, but the factory closed in 1856 shortly after the end of the war. In 1853 Manby became a Fellow of the Royal Society and in 1856 he became the London representative of locomotive manufacturer Robert Stephenson and Company. Manby moved next door to Stephenson and travelled across Europe to represent the locomotive company using the contacts which he had created during his 17 years as secretary of the ICE. Charles Manby was chosen with James Rendel and John Robinson McClean to join the International Scientific Commission on the Suez Canal; this was based in Paris. His knowledge of engineering and his linguistic skills helped him serve as one of the secretaries to the International Commission for the piercing of the isthmus of Suez, with Jules Barthélemy-Saint-Hilaire and Lieutenant Lieussou. In 1858, Manby, by now a childless widower, married Harriet Willard, the widow of publisher W. U.

Hood. This second marriage had no issue, he died on 31 July 1884, at 10 Lower Grosvenor Place, London. In 1860, Manby helped create the Engineer & Railway Volunteer Staff Corps (today, the British Territorial Army's Engineer and Logistic Staff Corps; as a result, Manby became a lieutenant-colonel. Manby left an estate of just under £250. Today his home at 60 Westbourne Terrace in London is identified by a blue plaque. In addition to British honours he received acknowledgement being made Honorary Member for his work by the Institute of Civil Engineers in the Netherlands, an officer of the Legion of Honour and an Italian knight of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus and with similar honours from Turkey and Sweden