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Lars Magnus Ericsson

Lars Magnus Ericsson was a Swedish inventor and founder of telephone equipment manufacturer Ericsson. Lars Magnus was born in Värmskog, Värmland, grew up in the small village of Vegerbol located between Karlstad and Arvika. At the age of 12, Ericsson's father died forcing him to seek work as a miner, he worked until he had money enough to leave the village and move to Stockholm in 1867. He worked for six years for an instrument maker named Öllers & Co. who created telegraph equipment. Because of his skills, he was given two state scholarships to study instrument making abroad between 1872 and 1875. One of the companies he worked at was Halske. Upon his return to Sweden in 1876, he founded a small mechanical workshop together with his friend Carl Johan Andersson who had worked at Öllers & Co.. This workshop was a former kitchen of some 13 m2 situated at Drottninggatan 15 in the most central part of Stockholm. Here, he started a telephone company by analyzing Bell company and Siemens telephones and creating his own copies in their image.

It was not until they started cooperating with Henrik Tore Cedergren in 1883 that the company would start to grow into the Ericsson corporation. In the year 1900 Lars Magnus retired from Ericsson at the age of 54, he kept his shares in the company until 1905 and sold them all. He is said to have been a demanding person, disliked any direct publicity about his personality and did not wish to be idolized, he was, however respected by his employees. He was always a cautious in business, he was somewhat opposed to patents, as many of the products he made would not have been possible to do if the patent legislation had been overly effective. When his phones were copied by Norwegian companies he did not care, as his phones had in turn been copied from Siemens, he did not believe in a mass market for telephones, saw it as a toy for the leisure class. After his death in 1926, he was buried at Hågelby gård in Botkyrka. At his explicit request, there is no headstone marking his grave. Simone Giertz

O Globo

O Globo is a Brazilian newspaper based in Rio de Janeiro. O Globo is the most prominent print publication in the Grupo Globo media conglomerate, which includes globo.com, the top 5 website in Brazil and top 134 worldwide. Founded by journalist Irineu Marinho, owner of A Noite, it was intended as a morning daily to extend the newspaper interests of the company. In time, it became the flagship paper of the group; when Irineu died weeks after the founding of the newspaper in 1925, it was inherited by his son Roberto. At age 21, he started working as a trainee reporter for the paper and became managing editor. Roberto Marinho developed Grupo Globo as Brazil's largest media group, entering radio in the 1940s and TV in the 1960s, picking up other interests. 1986, Prince of Asturias Award in Communication. In 1994, just a day before the premiere in Brazil of the British documentary Beyond Citizen Kane, at the Rio de Janeiro Modern Art Museum, the Military Police confiscated the copy of the film, obeying a court warrant in response to a suit filed by Globo.

The film explored the establishment of Rede Globo, the largest television broadcaster in the country, its ties to the military dictatorship of the period. The director of the museum was threatened with a heavy fine in case of disobedience. Due to the public outcry about the censorship, the Secretary of Culture of Rio de Janeiro was fired three days after the incident. In 1995, Globo requested in court the confiscation of copies available at the library of the University of São Paulo, but the claim was overruled; the film was restricted to University groups until the 2000s. Globo's attempt to prevent release of the film in Brazil proved to be a failure following the Internet boom in the 2000s. Through the 1990s, the film was illegally screened in universities and political groups without public notice, it went "viral" on the Internet. On 20 August 2009, the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo reported that Rede Record bought the broadcasting rights of the documentary for less than US$20,000; this followed a series of mutual attacks between Globo and Record because of Globo's reporting of a Public Ministry investigation of Edir Macedo and other high-profile members of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God.

Macedo has owned Rede Record since 9 November 1989. Official website Agência O Globo Moglobo - O Globo mobile

Nelson Street

Nelson Street is a street in Mong Kok, Hong Kong. The street runs in the east-west direction, it can be accessed from exits E2 of the Mong Kok Station. The section between Portland and Sai Yeung Choi South Street is closed to vehicular traffic; the street was named after Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, a British flag officer in the Royal Navy. Mong Kok Computer Centre Macpherson Stadium Langham Place Hak Po Street Tung Choi Street Sai Yee Street Fa Yuen Street Nathan Road Portland Street Shanghai Street Sai Yeung Choi Street Reclamation Street Canton Road Ferry Street Media related to Nelson Street, Hong Kong at Wikimedia Commons

Old London Foods

Old London Foods. A subsidiary of B&G Foods, is a company best known for its Melba toast products. Based in the Bronx and called the King Kone Corporation, the company changed its name to Old London Foods in May 1960 to match their best-known brand of food products, Old London, in use for nearly 25 years. Melba toast dates back to 1897, when Nellie Melba complained to chef Auguste Escoffier that her toasted bread was too thick, he gave her bread, toasted thin and named it "Melba toast" after her. The products were first made under the Old London brand in 1932, when the first Melba oven was built, variations included restaurant packs of toast and rounds; the company was a manufacturer of food machinery and company founders Harry Tatosian, who invented the machines and R. J. Yohai, vice president and sales manager, decided to start making food using their machines after a trip to London, where they had installed automated baking machines for a customer, they first started baking ice cream cones and used the brand name Old London based on their recent experience in that city.

Using an investment of $4,000, they created a multimillion-dollar business using their own capital to expand to include melba toast and snack products. Old London was looking for a new snack in the 1950s and had a machine that could extrude cornmeal under pressure through a narrow hole that would be cut to three-inch lengths by a blade. Baked with orange cheddar cheese and flavorings, Morrie Yohai gave them the name "Cheez Doodles"; the name came to him while he sat around the table with other employees sampling different alternatives for the cheese flavoring. By 1960, the company's products were sold in 250,000 supermarkets and restaurants in the United States and their Dipsy Doodles corn chips were the second-best selling corn chip in the country behind Fritos and its snack division produced popcorn in caramel and unflavored varieties, was the largest producer of popcorn for home consumption as of 1960. Manhattan's famed Sardi's restaurant included Old London crackers by name on the menu for its "executive weight watchers" meal.

By 2010 the company's Old London and Devonsheer brands were sold in 90% of American supermarkets. The company was renamed from King Cone Corporation to Old London Foods in May 1960 to take advantage of customer awareness of their product brand label. In 1965, the company was bought out by Borden, which made Cracker Jack and Drake's cakes; the company was long based on East 138th Street in a six-story building in the Bronx, where it ran two shifts year-round and added a third shift during the winter season. Old London had been owned by Corn Products International and was bought out by a group of managers backed by the private equity firm Dubilier & Company; the company was acquired by makers of flatbread products, in 2005 for $70 million. In February 2010, the company's facility in the northeast Bronx, which housed 228 employees, was shut down and production was relocated to Yadkinville, North Carolina. Nonni Foods is now Chipita America; the lack of open space in the Bronx building meant that the toasted product had to be moved between floors for different production steps, an issue that would be eliminated with the bigger spaces available to the company in North Carolina.

On October 1, 2013 B&G Foods, Inc. purchased Old London from Chipita America. This acquisition included the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Yadkinville, NC with 250 employees

Ek Musafir Ek Hasina

Ek Musafir Ek Hasina is a 1962 Bollywood film directed by Raj Khosla and starring Joy Mukherjee and Rajendra Nath. The film was produced by Sashadhar Mukherjee; the film's music is by O. P. Nayyar; the film became a hit at the box office in 1962. The director Raj Khosla would cast the heroine Sadhana in three more suspense thrillers: Woh Kaun Thi?, Mera Saaya and Anita. Ajay Mehra is on a secret mission to Kashmir to counter Kashmir rebels right after Independence. While on the mission, he is injured due to a bomb blast. A young girl, Asha from a poor family, is forced to flee for her own safety following an attack on her house by Kashmir rebels, she comes across Ajay, injured. She nurses him back to health over a period of time and they start falling in love with each other, but after the bomb blast, Ajay has lost his memory. Hence they both decide to go to Srinagar to get treatment for him at a hospital, but Ajay decides to go to Bombay to find the truth about himself. In Bombay, while searching for some more clues, Ajay sees bank robbers fleeing after robbing a bank.

He is hit by their car. In the process, he recognises the robbers to be from Continental Hotel, where he was looking for clues, he is taken to a hospital where his brother comes to meet him. Due to this accident, he starts regaining some parts of his memory, but he has forgotten about the last six months. The robbers decide to kill Ajay, they send a group member's wife to Ajay's house and there she claims to be his wife. Looking for Ajay, Asha reaches his home, but Ajay fails to recognise her. Finding it suspicious, Police keep an eye on both women; the robbers try to kill Ajay several times, but are unsuccessful as he comes to know about their plans. The police and Ajay draw up a plan to fool the robbers, they fake Ajay's death and, relieved by that, the robbers stop hiding and are caught by police. In the last fight, Ajay again loses consciousness, but regains his full memory on. Ajay and Asha get married in the end. Joy Mukherjee as Ajay Mehra Sadhana Shivdasani as Asha Rajendra Nath Dhumal Malka as Kamini Jagdish Raj Sujit Kumar Kamal Kapoor The music is composed by O. P. Nayyar on lyrics written by S. H. Bihari, Raja Mehdi Ali Khan and Shewan Rizvi.

The song "Aap Yun Hi Agar Humse Milte Rahe" is based on Kedar rag. Ek Musafir Ek Hasina on IMDb

Henry Grattan Nolan

Henry Grattan Nolan, was a Canadian lawyer and jurist. He was the first Albertan appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada. Nolan was born in Calgary, Northwest Territories, the son of Patrick James "Paddy" Nolan, a criminal defence lawyer, Mary Elizabeth Lee. According to his friend, Ronald Martland, who succeeded him on the Supreme Court, Nolan did not have a good relationship with his father because of his father's struggles with alcohol. Martland said that Nolan "very ever spoke of his father", who had not treated Nolan's mother well. Nolan was determined not to follow the path set by his father. Nolan's wife stated that Nolan's father had not had any sort of relationship with Nolan, had not answered Nolan's schoolboy letters. Nolan received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta in 1914 and was awarded a Rhodes scholarship for Alberta in 1915. However, he enlisted in the army during World War I and received a Military Cross in 1918 for his service, he was wounded in France.

After the war, he received a second Bachelor of Arts in 1921 from Oxford. He was called to the Alberta bars, he returned to Calgary to practice law, as an associate with the firm of Bennett, Hannah & Sanford, founded by Richard Bedford Bennett. In 1928, he married Doris Margery McCarter, they had two daughters and Shelagh. During World War II, he served with the Canadian Army, becoming a Vice-Judge Advocate General with the rank of brigadier. From 1945 to 1948, he was a prosecutor before the International Military Tribunal for the Far East at Tokyo, he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1946. On March 1, 1956, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada and served a year until his death in 1957 at the age of 64. Supreme Court of Canada biography List of Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada