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Lee Hawkins Garby

Lee Hawkins Garby was the co-author with Edward Elmer Smith of the 1928 serial novel The Skylark of Space, the first science fiction story in which humans left the solar system. She was the wife of Dr. Carl DeWitt Garby, a friend of Dr. Smith's from college at the University of Idaho; the novel was first published as a book in 1946, as The Skylark of Space: The Tale of the First Inter-Stellar Cruise, naming Garby and Smith on the title page but Smith alone on the cover —with frontispiece by Charles Schneeman. The Library of Congress catalogs it as "by Edward E. Smith, in collaboration with Mrs. Lee Hawkins Garby". A revised edition by Smith alone was reissued many times. From 2007 the original by Garby and Smith has been in print again. Lee Hawkins was born in Missouri in 1892 and died 1953, she was the daughter of Jameson R. Hawkins and Julia Valinda Offutt, had five siblings, Sarah Valinda, Ellen and Elijah. Doctor Garby was born in Lewiston, Idaho in 1892, the son of Charles Henry Garby and Adelaide Laventia Strickland.

He graduated from Lewiston Normal School in 1910, was a classmate with Dr. Smith in the Class of 1914 at the University of Idaho, earning a degree in Chemical Engineering. In 1919, Dr. Garby worked for the Bureau of Chemistry in Washington DC; the Garbys had a daughter born in mid-1918. Mrs. Garby was pregnant and gave birth to her daughter at the same time as Jeannie Smith was pregnant and gave birth to Roderick, Dr. Smith was completing his studies and his World War I service. How this affected the completion of Skylark is unknown; the Garbys had a son, Dr. Rodes Garby, who contributed interviews regarding the writing of The Skylark of Space. Amateur critic "Gharlane of Eddore" described his conversation with Dr. Smith on the writing of The Skylark of Space in a rec.arts.sf.written post in 1998: Mrs. Lee Hawkins Garby's name is listed on the title page of all known hardback editions of "THE SKYLARK OF SPACE," since she co-wrote, she was not, not, "dragged in" to "spice up" the story for magazine publication.

"Spice up?" It is to guffaw. As for the actual publication history, E. E. Smith, not yet a PhD at the time, began working on the yarn in the mid 1910s, but was being desultory about it due to his discomfort with the writing of love scenes and social dialog, his college buddy, had a wife with literary pretensions, pretty fair for the era. This is why the original manuscript, completed in 1916, was listed as "by Edward E. Smith and Mrs. Lee Hawkins Garby." There was an extensive rewrite, by the original two writers, around 1919, right after EES got loose from his Army responsibilities after WW I. Mrs. Garby is acknowledged in some circles as an early female writer of science fiction, but little is known of her life and she made no known contributions to the field beyond her involvement with Skylark; the brief reference to her in Partners in Wonder: Women and the Birth of Science Fiction, 1926-1965 notes that Dr. Smith never hesitated to mention either her gender or marital status, always referring to her as Mrs. Garby.

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EspaƱa-class battleship

The España class was a series of three dreadnought battleships that were built for the Spanish Navy between 1909 and 1921: España, Alfonso XIII, Jaime I. The ships were ordered as part of an informal mutual defense agreement with Britain and France, were built with British support; the construction of the ships the third vessel, was delayed by shortages of materiel supplied by the UK during World War I armaments. The ships were the only dreadnoughts completed by Spain and were the smallest of the type built by any country; the class's limited displacement was necessitated by the constraints imposed by the weak Spanish economy and existing naval infrastructure, requiring compromises on armor and speed to incorporate a main battery of eight 12-inch guns. España represented Spain during the opening of the Panama Canal in 1915 and conducted training exercises with Alfonso XIII after she entered service that year. Both ships conducted long-range voyages to North and South America in 1920–1921. Both vessels provided gunfire support to ground forces engaged in the Rif War, which started in mid-1921, Jaime I joined them there after her commissioning that year.

In 1923, España ran hard aground off Cape Tres Forcas while bombarding Rif positions and could not be freed before storm damage destroyed the ship in November 1924. Some of her guns were salvaged and used as coastal artillery in Spain; the two surviving ships of the class supported the landing at Alhucemas, where Alfonso XIII served as the flagship. After King Alfonso XIII was deposed in 1931 and the Second Spanish Republic was proclaimed in 1931, Alfonso XIII was renamed España and both members of the class were reduced to reserve to reduce costs. Jaime I returned to service for use as the fleet flagship in 1933. Plans to modernize the ships in the mid-1930s were interrupted by the start of the Spanish Civil War. España was seized by the rebel Nationalist faction at the start of the conflict while the Republican government retained control over Jaime I. España was used to enforce a blockade of Republican-controlled ports in northern Spain. España was lost after striking a mine in April 1937, though her entire crew was saved.

Jaime I was attacked by German and Italian bombers during the war before being destroyed by an accidental explosion in June 1937. Guns from Jaime I were used for coastal batteries; the Spanish public blamed the Navy for the country's disastrous losses in the Spanish–American War of 1898 but recognized the need to modernize and rebuild it. The first attempt to rebuild the Navy came in the Fleet Plan of 1903, which called for a fleet centered on seven 15,000-metric-ton battleships and three 10,000-metric-ton cruisers; this plan proved to be too ambitious for the weak Spanish economy and an unstable Spanish parliament was unable to provide funding. The Fleet Plan of 1905 proposed a fleet of eight 14,000 t battleships, a number of torpedo boats, submarines. International developments conflicts with Germany in the First Moroccan Crisis, provided the impetus and public support necessary for the Spanish government to embark on a major naval construction program. In April 1904, Britain and France reached the Entente Cordiale, putting aside their traditional rivalry to oppose German expansionism.

The agreement directly affected Spain because it settled matters of control over Morocco and placed Tangier under joint British–French–Spanish control. The agreement brought Spain closer with Britain and France, leading to an exchange of notes between the three governments in May 1907, by which time a strong cabinet led by Antonio Maura had come to power; the notes created an informal agreement to contain the German-led Central Powers. Britain and France would provide technical assistance to develop new warships for the Spanish fleet. Accordingly, Mauro secured passage of the Fleet Plan of 1907, which proposed the construction of three battleships, several destroyers, torpedo boats, other craft; the construction plan was to last for eight years. Debates over the plan took place in the Cortes Generales until the end of November and a final approval vote on 2 December; the 1907 Fleet Plan was formally signed into law on 7 January 1908. Work on the new design had begun. Initial plans called for the three ships to displace 12,000 t and have an armament of four 12-inch and at least twelve 6-inch guns in a manner similar to standard British pre-dreadnoughts of the period The commissioning of the revolutionary "all-big-gun" Dreadnought in late 1906 prompted Commodore José Ferrándiz y Niño, the Spanish naval minister, to press the Junta Técnica de la Armada to revise its design to match the new, more powerful type of battleship in March 1907.

Some consideration was given to reducing the caliber of the main battery to 11- or 9.2-inch guns but six of the nine board members agreed to retain the 12-inch gun should be retained. With the general type of ship determined, the Navy began discussions over general design requirements, given the limitations that

List of UK Dance Singles Chart number ones of 2013

These are the Official Charts Company's UK Dance Chart number-one singles of 2013. Avicii has had four number ones in 2013, two of which were number one on the UK Singles Chart: I Could Be the One, a DJ-duet with Nicky Romero and featured Noonie Bao, Wake Me Up! which featured Aloe Blacc and Mike Einziger, the other two were top three singles: You Make Me which featured Salem Al Fakir, Hey Brother which featured Dan Tyminski. Calvin Harris has had three number ones: Drinking from the Bottle which featured Tinie Tempah, Eat Sleep Rave Repeat by Fatboy Slim and Riva Starr with Calvin Harris and featuring Beardyman, Under Control, a DJ-duet with Alesso and featured Hurts. Harris had two further UK Dance top three singles: I Need Your Love which featured Ellie Goulding, Thinking About You which featured Ayah Marar. A – the single was number-one on the singles chart. List of number-one singles of 2013 List of UK Dance Chart number-one albums of 2013 List of UK Official Download Chart number-one singles of 2013 List of UK Indie Chart number-one singles of 2013 List of UK R&B Chart number-one singles of 2013 List of UK Rock & Metal Singles Chart number ones of 2013 Dance Singles Top 40 at the Official Charts Company UK Top 40 Dance Singles at BBC Radio 1

The Static Age

The Static Age are an American post punk band from Burlington, Vermont consisting of Andrew Paley and Adam Meilleur. The band's name is taken from the Misfits' long-unreleased first album, though the band's sound owes little to the Misfits; the Static Age began playing shows in their hometown in 2002 with original members Paley and Meilleur and others, they've released a "full-length demo," four albums and a few singles to date. As of 2011, their latest release was "In the City of Wandering Lights," released on Highwires and Flix Records, it was the followup to 2009's "i/o" on the same labels. The band's first major release was 2005's "Neon Nights Electric Lives" released on Tarantulas Records/Platform Group/Fontana in March 2005; that album was followed up in 2006 by "Blank Screens" via ReIgnition Records. Other prior releases include 2004's "Amphibian" single, 2003's "The Past and Now" single, 2003's "The Cost of Living"'full-length demo,' released by the band's own imprint Primary Records and the now defunct Boston-based label Red Dawn Records.

More can be read about these releases in the news and records archives at the band's Official website. Through their exhaustive North American touring schedule 2004-2007, tours across Europe in 2009 and 2011, favorable attention from both the US and the UK press, the members of the Static Age have carved out a unique place for themselves, their "campy" music videos for "Vertigo" and "Cherry Red" garnered them additional notice when they aired on Fuse and MTVu from 2006 to 2007. In a more surrealistic move, the band launched the "Blank Screens" series of internet videos in December 2007; these videos notably do not feature the band at all. The band members increased their collective influence through their relationship with the short-lived-but-influential Tarantulas Records, a reputation for being both "art-centric" and fiercely independent; the band toured throughout 2006 and 2007 in support of the "Blank Screens" album. The Static Age took a touring hiatus, except for a tour across Europe in 2009, to build a studio space in Brooklyn and work on new material and sideprojects, according to posts on their website 3.

Paley relocated to Chicago in late 2009 to earn a Masters in Journalism at Northwestern University 4, bringing the studio equipment to a new space there and working on a new album with Chicago-based drummer, Joe Sowinski, while sending tapes to Meilleur for collaboration 5. That album, "In the City of Wandering Lights", was released on LP on April 19, 2011 and digitally on April 26, 2011 via Flix Records in Europe and Highwires in the US 6 and was followed up by another tour across Europe and US dates 7; the five-song EP "Mercies" was released in 2012, accompanied by a video for the song "Lady Now." A split single with Germany's Featuring Yourself was released on April 19,2013 in advance of their 2013 European tour 8. Andrew Paley - Voice, Sequencing, Drums Adam Meilleur - Bass Joe Sowinski - Drums Marie Whiteford - Keyboards Sarah-Rose Cameron - Keyboards Bobby Hackney - Drums Tim Alek Mulley - Drums Touring-Only Members Coby Linder - touring member during 2005 tours) Eric Joseph Carlson - Guitar Dave Joyal - Drums 2003: The Cost of Living - Primary Records / Red Dawn Records 2005: Neon Nights Electric Lives - Tarantulas Records / The Platform Group 2006: Blank Screens - Reignition Records 2009: I/O - Primary Records / Highwires, Flix Records 2011: In the City of Wandering Lights - LP/Digital release - Highwires, Flix Records 2002: The Blackout Demos - Self Released 2003: "The Past and Now" - Primary Records / Red Dawn Records 2004: "Amphibian" - Tarantulas Records 2005: Airplanes - "Vertigo" remixed by Jade Puget 2005: Pakistan - "Amphibian" remixed by Daz 2005: Red Lips - "Amphibian" remixed by Christian Cambas 2006: Head Over Heels - "Armory" remixed by DJ Bot 6 2006: Trauma - "Trauma" remixed by Ocelot Mthrfckrs 2008: Sirens - "Lights in the Attic" remixed by Christian Cambas 2010: Already Dead - "Already Dead" from I/O remixed by Christian Cambas Official Band Website Highwires Website Flix Records Website Interview with Andrew Paley at IndieHQ Interview with Andrew Paley at Numb Magazine

Kii Corporation

Kii Corporation is a company that provides mobile backend as a service, distribution partnerships and venture capital. The company has offices in Tokyo, San Mateo, San Francisco and Hong Kong; the Kii Cloud service allows mobile app developers to add cloud services to their apps without writing server software. Kii Corporation was founded in July 2010 as the result of the merger of Synclore Corporation of Japan and Servo. Synclore's customers included NTT SoftBank. Servo's customers included China Mobile. Kii Corporation is structured in three parts: Kii Capital: Kii Capital is a venture fund in Silicon Valley that invests in mobile consumer apps. Kii Distribution: Kii Distribution helps mobile app developers create partnerships. Kii Cloud: Kii Cloud is a Mobile Backend-as-a-Service that provides mobile app developers with cloud technology without having to write server software

Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Jennifer Siebel Newsom is an American documentary filmmaker and actress. She is the director and producer of the film Miss Representation, which premiered in the documentary competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival; the film examines. Her second film, which she wrote and directed, was The Mask You Live In, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Festival, it is an examination of American society's definition of masculinity. Siebel is married to Governor Gavin Newsom of California, making her the First Partner of California, she was the state’s Second Lady from 2011 to 2019 and First Lady of San Francisco from 2008 to 2011. Siebel was born in San Francisco, to Kenneth F. Siebel Jr. an investment manager, Judy Siebel, co-founder of the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito. Sibel grew up in Marin County, California, she attended Ross Grammar School and The Branson School. During high school, she played varsity basketball and tennis, she graduated with honors from Stanford University, where she obtained a Bachelor's degree in 1996 and Master of Business Administration in 2001.

Her studies focused on Third World development. At Stanford, she was recruited to play on the women's soccer team. While pursuing her MBA, Newsom studied at the American Conservatory Theater, where she completed a certificate program. After completing her education, Newsom traveled to Africa, Latin America, Europe on assignments with Conservation International, a global environmental coalition. Newsom worked in rain forest communities with a focus on helping indigenous populations and creating business enterprise opportunities for women. In 2002, Newsom moved to Hollywood. Newsom earned many roles in television and theater. Newsom has appeared on such television shows as Life, Mad Men, Strong Medicine, Numb3rs. Miss Representation premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews; the film went on to screen at numerous other festivals, including the San Francisco International Film Festival, Athena Film Festival and won the Audience Award at the Palo Alto International Film Festival.

The film interweaves stories from teenage girls with interviews with, among others, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rosario Dawson, Gloria Steinem discussing the media and its message regarding women. On February 10, 2011, Oprah Winfrey announced that she had acquired the film for the OWN Documentary Film Club. Newsom raised $101,111 on Kickstarter to fund the production of her second film The Mask You Live In, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Newsom's third and most recent film was The Great American Lie, she co-founded an organization which works to end gender stereotypes. The Representation Project's board members include Jan Yanehiro, Nathan Ballard, Susie McCormick, Maureen Pelton. Newsom is the second wife of former San Francisco Mayor and first lady to current Governor of California Gavin Newsom. Jennifer met Gavin on a blind date set up by a mutual friend at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in October 2006; the couple announced their engagement in January 2008.

Jennifer and Gavin wed in July of the same year at her parents' ranch in Montana. It was Gavin's second. In September 2009, she gave birth to Montana Tessa Siebel Newsom. Newsom gave birth to a son, Hunter Siebel Newsom, on June 12, 2011. In 2011, Newsom and her family moved from San Francisco to Ross. A daughter, was born July 3, 2013. On February 26, 2016 the Newsoms announced the birth of Dutch. Newsom has reregistered as an Independent voter. Prior to registering as an independent voter, she mistakenly registered with the far-right American Independent Party. Jennifer Siebel Newsom – Office of Governor Gavin Newsom Jennifer Siebel Newsom on IMDb Jennifer Siebel Newsom on Facebook