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Poorly Made in China

Poorly Made in China: An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game is a book by Paul Midler, which chronicles his years spent working with American businessmen whose companies' products are manufactured in China. Poorly Made in China describes the practice of quality fade—the deliberate and secret effort of Chinese manufacturers to widen profit margins through the reduction of quality inputs. Best Book 2009 Best Book for Business Owners Great Finance Book of 2009 Best of 2009 Business Book The "quality fade" described by Midler has been likened to the Thick Face, Black Heart cultural theory. A Chinese edition of the book was launched in Taipei in Feb 2011. BOOK REVIEW: The darker side of China's rise as the factory to the world by KERRY BROWN, Senior fellow in Asian research at Chatham House <BOOK REVIEW> Outplaying your partner. Poorly Made in China by Paul Midler Reviewed by Muhammad Cohen, Asia Times Online Poorly made. Why so many Chinese products are born to be bad, The Economist Dealing With China's'Quality Fade' by Paul Midler, Forbes 07.26.07

Theresa of Portugal, Queen of León

Theresa of Portugal was Queen of Léon as the first wife of King Alfonso IX of León. She was born the oldest daughter of Sancho I of Dulce of Aragon; when her marriage was annulled because of consanguinity, she retired to a convent. She was beatified in 1705. Theresa was the mother to three of Alfonso's children—two daughters and a son, the heir of the kingdom until his death in 1214—but when her marriage to Alfonso was declared invalid because they were first cousins, she returned to Kingdom of Portugal and lived in the Monastery of Lorvão under the Benedictine rule, which she converted into a Cistercian convent, with over 300 nuns. In 1230, Alfonso died after having several children with Queen Berengaria of Castile; this second marriage was annulled because Berengaria was Alfonso's first cousin once removed. With two invalidated marriages, there was dispute among the children as to who would inherit the throne. Theresa stepped in and allowed Ferdinand III of Castile, Berengaria's eldest son, to take the throne of León.

After the succession dispute, Theresa returned to Lorvão and took her convent vows after years of living as a nun. She died in the convent on 18 June 1250, of natural causes. On 13 December 1705 Theresa was beatified by Pope Clement XI's papal bull Sollicitudo Pastoralis Offici, along with her sister Sancha of Portugal, her Catholic feast day is 17 June

Garry Williamson Barnes

Garry Williamson Barnes known as Garry Williamson, is an English footballer who played in the Football League for Darlington. He joined West Auckland Town before the 2010–11 season. Barnes was born in Darlington and joined his home-town club in 1997. Known as Garry Williamson, he turned professional in 2000 and made his Football League debut for Darlington on 12 August 2000 as a second-half substitute in a 1–1 draw away at Rochdale, he made five more appearances in League Two, four in cup competitions, spent some time on loan at Northern Premier League club Spennymoor United. At the end of the 2000–01 season, Williamson turned down Darlington's offer of a contract extension, preferring to move to the United States to take up a scholarship at Yavapai College, where he led the 2001 offensive rankings for Division 1 of the National Junior College Athletic Association, he returned to England and, by using the surname Barnes, signed for Shildon of the Northern League, for whom he scored 53 goals in 52 appearances in the 2003–04 season, a performance which earned him the award of Northern League Player of the Year, his 34 league goals made him the season's top scorer.

In the same season, Shildon reached the First Round Proper of the FA Cup, only to be beaten by Notts County of Division Two – five levels above Shildon – 7–2. Before the 2005–06 season Barnes left Shildon for rivals Durham City, but a few months he moved on again, this time to Newcastle Blue Star, with whom he won the Northern League title, he began the next season at Tow Law Town, but joined West Auckland Town during the season, was leading scorer for the club in 2008–09. He joined Spennymoor Town for the 2009–10 season, helped them win the Northern League title but left at the close of that season due to work commitments. Barnes rejoined West Auckland in August 2010. Garry Williamson at Soccerbase

New Norfolk District Football Club

The New Norfolk District Football Club, nicknamed The Eagles, is an Australian rules football club playing in the Southern Football League, in Tasmania, Australia. The club was founded in 1878 with the first premiership won in 1891 under the name "Derwent Football Club", which would last until the late 1890s. With the "New Norfolk" name the team won the Southern Country Championship in 1904, the Brown Trophy, the Ellis Dean and the Corumbene Trophy. World War I ceased the club activity. In 1920 New Norfolk defeated Molesworth to win the Derwent Valley Football Association Premiership. Came the Cyril Nash Trophy in which New Norfolk defeated Scottsdale by three points at York Park in 1921 and Clarence in 1922; the club’s next three premierships came in the Southern Tasmanian Country Football Association in 1928, 1930 and 1933, which would be the last year in the SCFA. In 1934 New Norfolk played at Southern District Football Association, where it lasted until 1946; the following year the club entered to TANFL/TFL, where it played until 1999, joining the Southern Football League in 2000.

In 1944 TANFL directors met to discuss restructuring of the league, scheduled to return in 1945 after three seasons in recession due to World War Two. The clubs would represent their various districts rather than being individual clubs. Two new clubs would join at the expense of Cananore and Lefroy which went out of existence during the World War Two cessation. In 1947 the TANFL voted to include a further two clubs from the Southern District Football Association for a three-year probationary period, on 7 August 1950, the clubs unanimously voted to retain the two clubs as permanent members of the competition. In early 1986 the TANFL went into liquidation and a newly constituted Tasmanian Football League replaced it as the sport's governing body; the TFL initiated the new competition as the TFL Statewide League with all six former TANFL clubs involved, North Launceston and East Launceston joined the competition from the NTFA in early 1986. However, the new-look competition did not garner the support of the football public at either end of the state at first, with the lowest attendance recorded was 470 at KGV Football Park when New Norfolk hosted South Launceston on 28 June.

In 1987 the Devonport Football Club joined the competition under a new Blues emblem, along with Burnie Hawks, which created a ten-club competition with all three regions now represented. All clubs were required to field teams in seniors and under-19s competition from that season. At first the competition appeared well balanced with three different clubs – Glenorchy, North Hobart and Devonport – winning the league's first three premierships and the strong level of competition produced a high standard of football. Of greater importance, the league began to be well supported by players, sponsors, the general public and the media – which had for many years been unenthusiastic about Tasmanian football – was now giving the TFL Statewide League its full support; the TFL administration had been lax in their financial control of the competition and by 1992 it was servicing a debt of $300,000 and growing as crowd numbers continued to plummet. By 1997 the league appeared to be in deep trouble, the level of interest in the TFL had continued to drop as crowds continued to stay away in droves as the competition had evolved into a two-horse race.

The preceding five premierships had been won by just two clubs – Clarence and North Launceston. Faced with enormous debts and dismal attendances, four clubs were to quit the TFL at the end of the 1997 season. By 1998, the TFL was on the brink of collapse. In a leaked document to the Hobart Mercury newspaper, the following was an official list of club debts at the completion of the 1998 TFL Statewide League season: Burnie Dockers, New Norfolk, North Hobart, Northern Bombers, Southern Districts. With the debt level continuing to rise, New Norfolk left the League and sort permission to join the Southern Football League; when AFL Tasmania decided to commit to a statewide league for the 2009 season former TFL club New Norfolk was not invited to join the league because of their poor financial position. New Norfolk have dominated in the Southern Football League, playing in eleven Grand Finals and winning seven of them. Entered STFL/Premier League/SFL 2000 SFL Premierships 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017 SFL Runner Up 2000, 2004, 2011, 2015 TFL Premierships 1906, 1968, 1982 TFL Runner Up 1959, 1964, 1970, 1972, 1981, 1983, 1994 Tasmanian State Premierships 1968 Southern District FA Premierships 1939, 1945 Southern District FA Runner Up 1934 Southern Country FA Premierships 1928, 1930, 1933 Southern Country FA Runner Up 1927, 1931, 1932 Derwent Valley FA Premierships 1920 Southern Country Championship Winners 1904, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1913 Notes 7,981 v Clarence on 14 June 1965 at North Hobart Oval 4,710 v Clarence on 25 April 1964 at Boyer OvalAn unofficial crowd just short of 5,000 was reported to have attended a home match against Huonville at Boyer Oval on 16 June 2012 in the Southern Football League.

24,413 v Clarence on 12 September 1970 at North Hobart Oval 40.36 v Triabunna 4.5 on 5 June 2010 at Triabunna Recreation Ground. 39.17 v Clarence 11.12 on 30 July 1983 at Boyer Oval 1966 – Peter Hudson 1948 – Jim Brown 1952 – Cliff Busch 1954 – Bruce Roe 1955 – Rex Garwood 1958 – Rex Garwood 1961 – Roger Browning 1962 – Roger

Interpolation space

In the field of mathematical analysis, an interpolation space is a space which lies "in between" two other Banach spaces. The main applications are in Sobolev spaces, where spaces of functions that have a noninteger number of derivatives are interpolated from the spaces of functions with integer number of derivatives; the theory of interpolation of vector spaces began by an observation of Józef Marcinkiewicz generalized and now known as the Riesz-Thorin theorem. In simple terms, if a linear function is continuous on a certain space Lp and on a certain space Lq it is continuous on the space Lr, for any intermediate r between p and q. In other words, Lr is a space, intermediate between Lp and Lq. In the development of Sobolev spaces, it became clear that the trace spaces were not any of the usual function spaces, Jacques-Louis Lions discovered that indeed these trace spaces were constituted of functions that have a noninteger degree of differentiability. Many methods were designed to generate such spaces of functions, including the Fourier transform, complex interpolation, real interpolation, as well as other tools.

A Banach space X is said to be continuously embedded in a Hausdorff topological vector space Z when X is a linear subspace of Z such that the inclusion map from X into Z is continuous. A compatible couple of Banach spaces consists of two Banach spaces X0 and X1 that are continuously embedded in the same Hausdorff topological vector space Z; the embedding in a linear space Z allows to consider the two linear subspaces X 0 ∩ X 1 and X 0 + X 1 =. Interpolation does not depend only upon the isomorphic equivalence classes of X0 and X1, it depends in an essential way from the specific relative position that X0 and X1 occupy in a larger space Z. One can define norms on X0 + X1 by ‖ x ‖ X 0 ∩ X 1: = max, ‖ x ‖ X 0 + X 1: = inf. Equipped with these norms, the intersection and the sum are Banach spaces; the following inclusions are all continuous: X 0 ∩ X 1 ⊂ X 0, X 1 ⊂ X 0 + X 1. Interpolation studies the family of spaces X that are intermediate spaces between X0 and X1 in the sense that X 0 ∩ X 1 ⊂ X ⊂ X 0 + X 1, where the two inclusions maps are continuous.

An example of this situation is the pair, where the two Banach spaces are continuously embedded in the space Z of measurable functions on the real line, equipped with the topology of convergence in measure. In this situation, the spaces Lp, for 1 ≤ p ≤ ∞ are intermediate between L1 and L∞. More L p 0 ∩ L p 1 ⊂ L p ⊂ L p 0 + L p 1, when 1 ≤ p 0 ≤ p ≤ p 1 ≤ ∞, with continuous injections, so that, under the given condition, Lp is