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Double Double Land

Double Double Land was a performance art space and music venue in Kensington Market, Ontario. It was founded by Jon McCurley and Daniel Vila in 2009, was known as an eclectic underground artist-driven venue which created a space in the Toronto art scene for less conventional and less profitable projects, it closed in June 2018. Double Double Land was opened in 2009 by Daniel Vila. Located in a second floor flat at 209 Augusta Avenue, it expanded into a community-focused space with the assistance of roommates Steve Thomas and Rob Gordon; the house required extensive clean up and renovations to address what Vila recalled in a 2014 interview as the "garbage, cockroaches and smashed walls" left behind by former tenants. The idea for Double Double Land was prompted by events held by Vila and Bonny Poon at Jamie's Area, which operated out of a basement at 193 Augusta Avenue; the first official event at Double Double Land was a reading by American poet Eileen Myles. Over the course of Double Double Land's operation, events were organized and subsidized by a rotating number of tenants whose opened their home to local and touring artists.

A multi-faceted community-focused venue, Double Double Land served a variety of roles including music venue, gallery space and comedy bar. Vila explained that the purpose of the space as "provid performance experiences that don't make sense in other places." In addition to hosting the monthly performance show Doored, the venue featured events and installations by artists including Petra Glynt, Le1f, New Fries and Ian Svenonius. In addition to being a home for off-the-beaten-path performers and artists, Double Double Land had a progressive approach to how it served the community. In 2016, it was one of Toronto's first venues to stock overdose kits in response to the growing number of fentanyl related overdoses. Double Double Land organizers committed themselves to introducing safety measures to address the issue of sexual violence in music and arts communities following an assault at the venue in 2015. In consultation with the Toronto-based Noise Against Sexual Assault initiative, the venue added panic buttons to washrooms and changed the design of doorways in order to improve sight lines.

Double Double Land's closure was announced by Vila as part of a Facebook event announcement in late June 2018, which indicated that performances by Mary Ocher, Lief Hall, Bile Sister and Canadian Romantic would be the last at the venue. Though a reason for the closure was not disclosed, Vila indicated that the venue was being shut down by the landlord. Despite a lack of details, media coverage regarding the announcement linked the development to the pressures of Toronto's real estate market on the city's arts scene. In writing about the impact of Double Double Land's closure on the Toronto art scene, Mark Streeter pointed to the tension between fostering unconventional art projects and profitability: "There's a reason why any city needs venues like this: they offer programming and events that are too risky and unprofitable for any business-minded venue to take on."

Leonard R. Kahn

Leonard R. Kahn was an electrical engineer, who invented technology for AM broadcasting, he held over 100 patents. He was known for advocating several technologies designed to improve the sound quality of AM radio, his Kahn-Hazeltine system was the chief competitor to Motorola's C-Quam AM Stereo system. More than 100 stations used his stereo system before Motorola's system won out as the AM Stereo standard. A part of that system was used to develop the CAM-D AM digital broadcasting technology, his other notable inventions include maximum ratio combining used in multiple output systems. Leonard developed the Symmetra Peak for AM radio, used to equalize the negative and positive modulation peaks prior to the F. C. C. Permitting asymmetrical modulation. Another one of Leonard's developments was a system called the Voice Line, it was a combination 4 input remote studio decoder. The system modulated a carrier at 3 kHz. with the low frequency components 50 Hz-250 Hz at the remote site demodulated the 3kHz carrier at the studio end.

This was combined with the telephone quality audio and produced a much more natural sounding broadcast ranging from 50 Hz to as high as the telephone line would permit with the exception of the sharp notch at 3 kHz to filter out the carrier. Leonard's system of AM stereo was tested and used in Mexico long before the F. C. C. Permitted stereo in the United States, his system was simplicity in that it used the dual sidebands that are produced by all AM stations to transmit the left channel information on the lower sideband and the right channel on the upper sideband. Monophonic radios when tuned to the center of the carrier heard both, thus a monophonic signal. Two monophonic radios could be tuned, one above the carrier and one below to produce stereo reception; the system was stable and worked no matter how poor the received signal was as opposed to the Motorola system which needed a strong signal to work properly. The Kahn system was adopted by many of the high power stations due to its superiority but the ability for Motorola to manufacture chips that would only decode their system made the Motorola system the default which failed.

The Kahn stereo systems were used as what Leonard called the "Power Side". The power side was used to emphasize the audio on one of the two sidebands for stations that suffered from first adjacent channel interference, for example a station on 1240 suffering from interference on 1250 could load more audio on the lower sideband to force people to tune towards the 1230 sideband; the system was short lived however due to the adoption of digital tuned radios that made it impossible to tune off the center of the channel. AM stereo CAM-D Obituary at IEEE

Period of Adjustment

Period of Adjustment is a 1960 play by Tennessee Williams, adapted in the film version of 1962. Both the stage and film versions are set on Christmas Eve and tell the gentle, light-hearted story of two couples, one newlywed and the other married for five years, both experiencing pains and difficulties in their relationships; the two male characters are veterans of the Korean War. The younger of the two experiences post traumatic stress, the older man suffers from feelings of inadequacy towards his wife, the daughter of his boss. However, the observance of each other’s troubles brings both couples to realize what they have and to reconcile their own relationships. Williams wrote the first draft of the play in November 1958 "in a rush of activity induced by drugs." It was workshopped for a week in December 1958 and premiered at the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway on November 10, 1960. It was directed by George Roy Hill, the stage settings and lighting were by Jo Mielziner, the costumes were by Patricia Zipprodt, the production stage manager was William Chambers.

The play, which Williams subtitled "a serious comedy," was a departure from the playwright's usual dark dramas, was written in response to a Hollywood columnist who had asked why his plays were always "plunging into the sewers." Williams responded to the criticism by writing Period of Adjustment and arguing, in a piece, published in The New York Times, The play received average reviews and closed March 4, 1961 after 132 performances. The original cast was: James Daly as Ralph Bates Barbara Baxley as Isabel Haverstick Robert Webber as George Haverstick Helen Martin as Susie Esther Benson as Lady CarolerIn February 2006, the play was revived at the Almeida Theatre in London. Spoto, Donald; the Kindness of Strangers: The Life of Tennessee Williams. Boston: Little Brown. ISBN 0-306-80805-6. Rocamora, Carol. "Delicate people". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2011-06-18. Period of Adjustment at the Internet Broadway Database

Rashleigh family

Rashleigh is a surname of a prominent family from Devon and Cornwall in England, which originated in the 14th century or before at the estate of Rashleigh in the parish of Wembworthy, Devon. The principal branches were: Rashleigh of Rashleigh, Devon Rashleigh of Barnstaple, North Devon Rashleigh of South Molton, North Devon Rashleigh of Fowey, Cornwall Rashleigh of Menabilly, near Fowey Rashleigh of Coombe, FoweyThe Rashleighs of Fowey and Menabilly were powerful merchants in the time of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Philip Rashleigh, younger son of a family from Barnstaple in Devon, had purchased the manor of Trenant close to Fowey from the King after the dissolution of the monasteries in 1545, he went into trade, became successful but died in 1551. His two sons Robert and John founded the fortunes of the Fowey Rashleighs and their pedigree has been well documented. Charles RashleighCharles Rashleigh was an entrepreneur; the expanding mining industry around West Polmear led him to develop Charlestown, Cornwall on the south coast as a port, named Charlestown after him.

Harold St. James Rashleigh-BerryRashleigh-Berry was Lt. Col in the British Army stationed in Peshawar, British Indian Empire. Rashleigh-Berry participated under Sir Frederick Roberts. John Rashleigh John Rashleigh was Member of Parliament, he was grandfather of John Rashleigh. John Rashleigh was the son of Phillip Rashleigh a merchant and landowner from Barnstaple. Phillip was himself the son of owner of the Rashleigh-Barton estate located in Devon, known to exist since 1196. After his father Phillip Rashleigh purchased the manor of Trenant in 1545, Phillip moved his family from Devon to Cornwall to take advantage of the dissolution of the monasteries by buying and re-selling the land acquired around Fowey, it was from this land that John Rashleigh commenced building Menabilly from land acquired in Fowey. Jonathan Rashleigh Jonathan Rashleigh, was an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1614 and 1675, he supported the Royalist cause during the English Civil War.

Jonathon was responsible for completing the construction of the family home of Menabilly. John Rashleigh John Rashleigh was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1661 to 1679, he was the grandson of John Rashleigh. Jonathan Rashleigh This Jonathan Rashleigh was based in Menabilly and was the Sheriff of Cornwall in 1687, he was the grandson of House of Commons politician. Philip Rashleigh Philip Rashleigh was Member of Parliament for Fowey. Nicholas Rashleigh Mundy was a famous Rashleigh who took on the families name. In the Return of Owners of Land, 1873 Mr Jonathan Rashleigh of Menabilly Estate, was listed as the largest landowner in Cornwall with an estate of 30,156 acres or 3.97% of the total area of Cornwall. The estate contains pleasure grounds and a large country house, Daphne du Maurier's inspiration for the house Manderley in her novel Rebecca. Vivian, J. L. & Drake, H. H; the Visitation of the County of Cornwall in the year 1620, Harleian Society, 1st series, volume 9, London, 1874, p9.183-4, pedigree of Rashleigh Marshall, James C.

Devon Notes & Queries, Volume IV Part VI, April 1907, pp. 201–215, Rashleigh of Devon BBC Online on Charlestown Rashleigh of West Cornwall & the Lizard Peninsula Cornwall Record Office online catalogue search for'Rashleigh'

Henry Clay Trumbull

Henry Clay Trumbull was an American clergyman and author. He became a world-famous editor and pioneer of the Sunday School Movement. Henry Clay Trumbull was born on June 8, 1830, at Stonington and educated at Williston Northampton School. Poor health kept him from formal education past the age of fourteen, he was awarded honorary degrees from Yale, Lafayette College and the New York University. In 1851, at the age of 21, Trumbull had a religious conversion experience and found employment as a clerk in Hartford, Connecticut with the Hartford and Fishkill Railroad. In 1852, Trumbull joined the Congregationalist church and, while continuing to work for the railroad, became the superintendent of a mission Sunday-school under the Connecticut State Sunday School Association. In 1854, he married Alice Cogswell Gallaudet, the daughter of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, the founder of the American School for the Deaf. Alice was named in honor of Alice Cogswell, the daughter of Dr. Mason Cogswell and first deaf pupil of the American School for the Deaf.

Gallaudet University, which specializes in the education of deaf persons, was founded by the elder Gallaudet's son, Edward Miner Gallaudet. After trying a few different jobs, in 1858 Trumbull became the state Sunday-school missionary for Connecticut. Trumbull was ordained a Congregational minister in 1862 and, shortly after, served as chaplain of the 10th Connecticut Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War. Trumbull was captured at the battle of Fort Wagner near Charleston, South Carolina on July 19, 1863, he was held as a prisoner of war. After being exchanged on November 24, 1863, he rejoined the 10th Connecticut and served with that regiment until it was mustered out of service in August 1865. In 1869, he became a companion of the Massachusetts Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States - a military society composed of officers who served in the Union armed forces during the Civil War, he was assigned MOLLUS insignia number 1001. In 1878 he transferred to the Pennsylvania Commandery where he served as Chaplain from 1878 to 1886 and as Junior Vice Commander from 1886 to 1887.

Trumbull was active in the Grand Army of the Republic and a member of George G. Meade Post 1 of Philadelphia, he gave remarks welcoming former President and General Ulysses S. Grant on December 18, 1879. After his military service, Trumbull became New England secretary for the American Sunday-school Union. In 1875, he and his family moved to Philadelphia, he held this position until his death in 1903. Upon moving to Philadelphia, he became a member of the Walnut Street Presbyterian Church. Among his associates was evangelist Dwight L. Moody. In 1881 he travelled to Palestine to visit Biblical sites. While in Egypt he discovered what he believed to be Kadesh Barnea, the location of the camp of the children of Israel prior to their entry into the promised land, he was accompanied on this trip by Reverend Allen M. Dulles, the father of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and CIA Director Allen Dulles. Trumbull was the Lyman Beecher Lecturer at Yale Divinity School in 1888, he was the author of 38 books.

Trumbull was known for his commitment to "personal evangelism" which entailed telling friends and acquaintances about spiritual salvation through Christ's vicarious atonement. In this way, he was an early practitioner of modern-day Evangelical Christianity. Trumbull died at his home at 4103 Walnut Street in Philadelphia on December 8, 1903, after suffering a stroke. Trumbull was married to daughter of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet. One of his brothers was James Hammond Trumbull, one of his sisters was Annie Trumbull Slosson; the Knightly Soldier Kadesh-Barnea Principles and Practices Hints on Child Training A Lie Never Justifiable, A Study in Ethics Studies in Oriental Social Life The threshold covenant or the beginning of religious rites War Memories of an Army Chaplain Individual Work for Individuals Old-Time Student Volunteers Personal Prayer, posthumously presented Prayer, Its Nature and Scope The Blood Covenant The Salt Covenant Trumball, Henry Clay. Friendship: The Master-Passion or The Nature and History of Friendship, Its Place as a Force in the World, first printing of new edition, Solid Ground Christian Books, Birmingham, AL USA, Introductory Essay by Maurice Roberts ISBN 1-59925-030-6 Duty-Knowing and Duty-Doing John D. Wattles, Publisher This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C..

"Trumbull, Henry Clay". New International Encyclopedia. New York: Dodd, Mead; the Life Story of Henry Clay Trumbull. Philip E. Howard. Philadelphia; the Sunday School Times Company. 1904. Works by Henry Clay Trumbull at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Henry Clay Trumbull at Internet Archive Henry Clay Trumbull: the Pioneer Personal Worker