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Ordnance Survey International

The Ordnance Survey International or Ordnance Survey Overseas Directorate its predecessors built an archive of air photography and survey records for the United Kingdom from 1946 to 1999. The Ordnance Survey International Collection held mapping records that were acquired outside the UK. Although the international division opened in 1946, the OS had been involved in overseas work for a century; the agency was closed in 2001. In 1946 the Directorate of Colonial Surveys was established by the Colonial Office to provide a central survey and mapping organisation for British colonies and protectorates. In 1957, with the imminent decolonisation of many British territories, it was renamed the Directorate of Overseas Surveys. Government reviews during the 1970s led to it being merging into the Ordnance Survey in 1984 whence it was known as the Overseas Surveys Directorate. In 1991, following completion of the last significant aid-funded mapping projects, its name was changed one final time to Ordnance Survey International and its main activity became consultancy in Eastern Europe.

It was closed in 2001. The aerial photographs and survey data were kept in separate libraries but were amalgamated in 1984 into a single collection called Technical Information and Support Services. In 1991 this was renamed the Ordnance Survey International Library. In 2002 it was decided that it was no longer needed and responsibility for its disposal was passed to The National Archives. During 2003 and 2004 The National Archives, the Ordnance Survey and advisers from specialist bodies jointly appraised the collection to determine which records should be kept and by which custodians; the collection was dispersed during 2004. The content and locations of the archive are comprehensively described at The Ordnance Survey International Collection DEAD LINK During its lifetime the agency provided mapping to all the British colonies and protectorates. In addition, some non-Commonwealth countries were mapped between 1975 and 1991 including Ethiopia, Liberia and Yemen. Aerial photography and photogrammetry were used with photography missions being flown by United Kingdom air survey companies.

Agency surveyors were sent abroad to establish horizontal and vertical ground control for the photography. After a map was compiled from the photography, a plot was made for checking and annotation by the local survey department of the country concerned; the final map was printed by the Ordnance Survey. In addition to its primary map making role the agency was responsible for: Provision of advice to the Overseas Development Agency and foreign governments and organisations on technical matters concerning all aspects of surveying and mapping. Dissemination of information about new techniques related to surveying and cartography. Reference. Ordnance Survey List of maps of Jamaica#The 1:50,000 series Alastair Macdonald Mapping the World: History of the Directorate of Overseas Surveys, 1946-85, Ordnance Survey, 1996-03, Stationery Office Books, ISBN 978-0-11-701590-6. Mapping for Development, the Contributions of the Directorate of Overseas Surveys, G McGarth, Cartographica Vol 20 Nos 1 & 2, 1983.

An evaluation of the Directorate's mapping processes and production. Medium Scale Photogrammetric Mapping at the Directorate of Overseas Surveys, D Read - D L Fereday - L R Brown, 1973-01-16, The Photogrammetric Record Volume 7 Issue 42 Pages 649 - 661, Blackwell Publishing Ltd; the Directorate of Overseas Surveys and Mapping in Nigeria, Olayinka Y Balogun, Cartographic Journal Volume 24 Number 1 pp 3–14, 1987-06, Maney Publishing. Introduction to the Ordnance Survey International Collection, Ordnance Survey website. History of the Ordnance Survey International Collection, Ordnance Survey website. Current locations of the Ordnance Survey International Collection, Ordnance Survey website

Murphy Brown

Murphy Brown is an American sitcom television series created by Diane English that premiered on November 14, 1988, on CBS. The series stars Candice Bergen as the eponymous Murphy Brown, a famous investigative journalist and news anchor for FYI, a fictional CBS television newsmagazine, for Murphy in the Morning, a cable morning news show; the series ran until May 18, 1998, after airing a total of 247 episodes over ten seasons. In January 2018, it was announced that CBS ordered a 13-episode revival of Murphy Brown, which premiered on September 27, 2018. CBS canceled the revival series after a single season on May 10, 2019. Murphy Brown is a recovering alcoholic who—in the show's first episode—returns to the fictional newsmagazine FYI for the first time following a stay at the Betty Ford Clinic residential treatment center. Over 40 and single, she is hard as nails. In her profession, she is considered one of the boys, having shattered many glass ceilings encountered during her career. Dominating the FYI news magazine, she is portrayed as one of America's hardest-hitting media personalities.

Her colleagues at FYI include stuffy veteran anchor Jim Dial, who affectionately addresses Murphy as "Slugger" and reminisces about the glory days of Murrow and Cronkite. Murphy's best friend and sometime competitor is investigative reporter Frank Fontana, the only person who addresses her as "Murph". Though a daredevil reporter, insecurities regarding fame and his personal relationships have him in psychotherapy for the majority of the series. In early seasons, there was a running gag about Frank's toupée, which he hated, but which producers insisted he wear on the show. Present are the two newest members of the FYI team. Miles Silverberg, a 25-year-old yuppie Harvard graduate and overachiever fresh from public television, is appointed the new executive producer of FYI during Murphy's stay at Betty Ford. Naive and neurotic despite his lightning intellect, Miles is the perfect foil for Murphy's skewering wit. Shaud left at the end of the eighth season, his character was replaced during Season 9 by veteran TV producer Kay Carter-Shepley.

Kay did not have a background in journalism but instead had made a career as a producer of game shows. The other new-kid-on-the-block is Corky Sherwood. A former Miss America from the town of Neebo, Corky is the bane of the other journalists with her perky, relentlessly sunny personality—and dumbfounding lack of sophistication. Due to overwhelming audience reaction, management decides to retain Corky's services after Murphy's return assigning her to lifestyle pieces or lightweight celebrity profiles. Despite her omnipresent perkiness, Corky does mature and acquires a fair amount of worldliness over the years, not the least of which comes courtesy of her marriage to high school classmate and writer Will Forest, subsequent divorce, elopement with Silverberg after which the couple has second thoughts—even before consummating the relationship—and decides they should "first" date separating on good terms; the FYI team frequently socializes at Phil's, a bar-and-grill across the street from their office/studio in Washington, D.

C. Phil, the bar owner, was played by Pat Corley. Phil's was portrayed as a Washington institution, whose owner knew everything about everybody, anybody in the capital—ranging from what brand of lingerie J. Edgar Hoover preferred to the identity of Deep Throat. In a running gag during early seasons, whenever someone entered Phil's, the patrons would all shout in unison "close the door!". Brown was unmarried, but had a home life as well: she hired a laid-back, New Age philosophy-dispensing house painter named Eldin Bernecky to repaint her house, he had so many grand ideas. Because he was a talented artist, his renovations were delayed when he was struck by the urge to paint relevant murals throughout the house; some twenty years Brown has been retired from broadcast journalism for a few years but receives offers to return to the air. Following Donald Trump's election as president of the United States, Brown decides to accept an offer from fictional cable news network CNC to host a new morning news show titled Murphy in the Morning.

She brings along her former FYI colleagues including Fontana and Sherwood to co-host the program and Silverberg to produce it. The crew is joined by newcomer Pat Patel; as the program gets closer to air, Brown is startled to learn that her son Avery has been given his own morning news program on rival cable news network Wolf News, with both of their shows scheduled to air against one another. Meanwhile and the gang continue to spend their off-time at the bar and grill "Phil's Bar", now run by Phil's sister Phyllis following Phil's death. Jim Dial, now in his 80s, widowed and retired, comes back on an occasional basis to act as an informal mentor to the Murphy In The Morning gang. Candice Bergen as Murphy Brown, a famous investigative journalist and news anchor for FYI. Following a brief retirement, Brown returns to television in her own morning news show Murphy in the Morning. Faith Ford as Corky S

The BJ and Dirty Dragon Show

The BJ and Dirty Dragon Show is a Chicago children's television program that aired on WFLD and WGN-TV from 1968 to 1974. It starred his puppets. Jackson had a program called Clown Alley on WBBM-TV which though critically praised did poorly in the ratings due to an early morning time slot. However, officials at WFLD an independent station, were impressed enough to offer Jackson a time slot opposite WGN's popular Garfield Goose and Friends. While Jackson had portrayed a fictional character on Clown Alley, for the new show, Cartoon Town with Bill Jackson, Jackson appeared as himself. Jackson brought along many of his puppets from Clown Alley, including the most popular, Dirty Dragon, a gruff creature who snorted smoke and, based on an old co-worker of Jackson's in Indianapolis; the premise of the show was that Jackson was the mayor of the fictional Cartoon Town and the puppets were all residents of the town. Dirty Dragon ended up eating most of the mail. A large blob of clay called. Jackson would, at the Blob's request, manipulate him into.

The show is credited with helping to spur the market for UHF-compatible televisions in the Chicago area. However, Cartoon Town faced tough competition from WGN-Channel 9, leading Jackson to alter the show's format in the fall of 1971, when the show was moved to a noon timeslot, retitled The BJ & Dirty Dragon Show, received a format overhaul with a live studio audience and the former puppet characters performed by full-size costumed actors; this version of the show adopted the format of Jackson's successful outside live performances, but the concept was less successful on television than in an in-person theatre setting, before long, the show returned to its original format. Jackson and his producer both were awarded local Emmys for their work on the show for the season live actors were used; the BJ & Dirty Dragon Show last aired on WFLD July 1973, after 1,311 episodes. The following month, the show moved to WGN-TV Channel 9 for a one-year run, ending in August 1974. During this time, Jackson commuted between Chicago and New York City performing a version of the show called BJ's Bunch for WNBC.

Subsequently, Jackson used the show's characters in a one-shot holiday special, A Gift For Granny, which aired on Chicago's NBC affiliate, WMAQ-Channel 5, in December 1974.. In January 1975, WLS-TV Channel 7 picked up the show as a weekly Sunday morning series, with another revised format, under the new title, Gigglesnort Hotel. Jackson developed this incarnation as an educational series to fulfill FCC requirements, casting himself as the hotel's desk clerk, with "B. J." and the rest of his puppet cast appearing as either employees or guests at the hotel owned and operated by new character Captain Gigglesnort. Gigglesnort Hotel ran with 78 half-hour episodes produced; the series was syndicated nationally, seven volumes of episodes were released on VHS by Karl-Lorimar Home Video in the 1980s. In the 1978-79 season, Jackson did "The Too Late Show staring Dirty Dragon", a slight take off on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show, as a local Featurette during ABC-TV's Kids Are People Too on WLS-TV. Jackson's final Chicago TV series was another WLS production, Firehouse Follies, which followed a similar format and ran for 13 episodes in 1980.

WLS-TV aired each episode twice, before returning to reruns of Gigglesnort Hotel, which continued to air Saturday and Sunday mornings through 1985. In 1995, Jackson donated the show's puppets to the Museum of Broadcast Communications. Still a Chicago favorite, he appeared for a presentation for the Museum of Broadcast Communications, "Saturday Morning with B. J. and Dirty Dragon: Bill Jackson, Live in Person—One Last Time", in December 2009. The performance was sold out quickly. Hollis, Tim. Hi There and Girls! America's Local Children's TV Programs. University Press of Mississippi. ISBN 978-1-578-06396-3. Via Project MUSE Okuda, Ted; the Golden Age of Chicago Children's Television. Lake Claremont Press. ISBN 978-1-893-12117-1. BJ & Dirty Dragon Photo Gallery Chicago Tribune A full episode from 1972 as well as other clips from BJ & Dirty Dragon / Gigglesnort Hotel, courtesy The Museum of Classic Chicago Television

Kai Lung Beneath the Mulberry Tree

Kai Lung Beneath the Mulberry Tree is a collection of fantasy stories by English writer Ernest Bramah featuring Kai Lung, an itinerant story-teller of ancient China. It was first published in hardcover in London by The Richards Press Ltd. in February 1940, was reprinted in 1942, 1944, 1946, 1951. The first American edition was issued by Arno Press as a volume in its Lost Race and Adult Fantasy Fiction series in 1978; the title is from Kai Lung's customary venue for telling his stories, sitting on his mat under a mulberry tree. Although the collection is presented in the fashion of a novel, with each of its component stories designated chapters, there is no overall plot aside from the tales being presented as narratives told by Kai Lung at various points in his itinerant career. "The Story of Prince Ying, Virtuous Mei, the Pursuit of Worthiness" "The Three Recorded Judgments of Prince Ying, from the Inscribed Scroll of Mou Tao, The Beggar" "The Ignoble Alliance of Lin T'sing with the Outlaw Fang Wang, How It Affected the Destinies" "The Story of Yin Ho, Hoa-mi, the Magician" "The Story of Ton Hi, Precious Gem and the Incospicuous Elephant" "The Story of Sam-tso, the Family Called Wong, the Willing Buffalo" "The Story of Saho Chi, the No-longer Merchant Ng Hon, the Docile Linnets" "The Story of the Poet Lao Ping, Chun Shin's Daughter Fa, the Fighting Crickets" "Ernest Bramah Bibliography".

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Against Me! (2001 EP)

Against Me! known as The Acoustic EP, is the second distributed release by the punk band Against Me!. No tracks on the album contain any electric instruments or drums, only acoustic guitars and an acoustic bass; the original vinyl version, released November 2001, had four tracks, two extra songs were included on the CD version released in February 2003. Electric versions of several songs appeared on the band's debut full-length Against Me! Is Reinventing Axl Rose; this EP was never titled. The words "Acoustic EP" do not appear anywhere in the liner notes. In a manner similar to that of the Beatles's White Album, it is technically self-titled, but is nearly always referred to as The Acoustic EP, including on the band's official website. All tracks are written by Laura Jane Grace. Laura Jane Grace – guitar, artwork Dustin Fridkin – bass, artwork Adam Volk – backing vocals Jordan Kleeman – backing vocals, artwork Rob McGregor – recording, mastering James Bowman – artwork Var Thelin – artwork

Great Marlow

Great Marlow is a civil parish within Wycombe district in the English county of Buckinghamshire located north of the town of Marlow and south of High Wycombe. The parish includes the hamlets of Bovingdon Green, Burroughs Grove, Chisbridge Cross and Marlow Common, Danesfield, a housing estate for predominantly RAF officers, although families of other ranks from the RAF, Royal Navy and British Army live there. Prior to November 2007 the major settlement in Great Marlow was Marlow Bottom which has now become a civil parish in its own right; the parish has been so named since Norman times. The ancient parish of Great Marlow, named to distinguish it from Little Marlow, was large, including the town of Marlow and rural areas north and west of the town; the ancient parish became a civil parish in the 19th century, in 1896 the civil parish was divided. The town became Great Marlow Urban District. In 1934 Lane End, in the far north of the parish, was transferred from Great Marlow to the parish of Fingest.

The ecclesiastical parish of Great Marlow, which includes the town of Marlow, is now united with the parishes of Marlow Bottom, Little Marlow and Bisham. Great Marlow