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Rasammah Bhupalan

Rasammah Bhupalan known as Rasammah Naomi Navarednam or Mrs F. R. Bhupalan, is social activist, she has championed causes such as the anti-drug abuse movement, women's rights and social justice causes. Rasammah was one of the earliest women involved in the fight for Malaysian independence, she joined the Rani of Jhansi Regiment, the women's wing of the Indian National Army, to fight the British. She served in Burma during World War II; as founder president of the Women Teacher's Union, she fought for equal pay for women teachers and tried to bring disparate teachers' unions under an umbrella. The former school principal was the first Asian representative of the World Confederation of Organisations of the Teaching Profession for two successive terms, she was very active in the National Council of Women's Organisation and Pemadam. Bhupalan was a teacher in the Methodist Boys School Kuala Lumpur from 1959 to 1964 and was the principal of Methodist Girls School Kuala Lumpur for 14 years from 1969 until she retired in 1982.

On 11 November 2007, Mrs. Bhupalan was among the few veteran teachers who were honored at MBSSKL's 110th Anniversary Celebration Dinner; the dinner was specially organized to honour all the current teachers of the school. On 21 November 2006, a book entitled Footprints on The Sands of Time, Rasammah Bhupalan: A Life of Purpose authored by Associate Professor Dr Aruna Gopinath was launched by Culture and Tourism Minister Datuk Dr Rais Yatim; the biography, published with the support of the National Archives, the ministry and NCWO, is about the life of Rasammah seen in a historical context. Janaky Athi Nahappan Lakshmi Sahgal Ministry in search of remarkable Malaysians, The Star, 22 November 2006 Mothers of substance, The Star, 20 August 2007, they dared to take up public office, The Star, 20 August 2007

Jerry Masucci

Gerald "Jerry" Masucci was an American attorney and salsa music promoter. He was co-founder of Fania Records. Masucci was born in New York to Italian immigrant parents Urbano and Elvira Masucci, his brother is Alex Masucci, who would become the Vice President of Fania Records and the Vice President of Island Records. He was a police officer in New York City before attending, during law school. In 1960, he graduated from New York Law School as a juris doctor, he worked for a public relations firm in Cuba, where he became interested in Latin music. In 1964 in New York City, Masucci a divorce attorney, Johnny Pacheco, a Dominican musician, established Fania Records, they started out selling records out of the trunk of cars on the streets of Spanish Harlem, signing up young artists, creating new sounds, having hit records. Over the next 15 years, Fania Records helped define the sound and language associated with the salsa genre, a musical movement that arose from the unavailability in the United States of music produced in Cuba.

In 1980, he was running a modeling agency. Masucci died of aortic aneurysm caused by a heart attack in Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 21, 1997 at age 63, it was reported that he had three daughters, Darlene and Corrine. A Tribute to Tito Rodríguez Latin Connection Social Change Guasasa Ray Barretto ACID Live at the Red Garter, Vol. 1 Live at the Red Garter, Vol. 2 Live at the Cheetah, Vol. 1 Live at the Cheetah, Vol. 2 Live at the Cheetah, Vol. 2 Latin-Soul-Rock Fania All-Stars Live in Japan 76 Live at Yankee Stadium, Vol. 1 Live at Yankee Stadium, Vol. 2 Live Habana Jam Live in Africa Our Latin Thing Salsa In Africa Live

Meter water equivalent

In physics, the meter water equivalent is a standard measure of cosmic ray attenuation in underground laboratories. A laboratory at a depth of 1000 m.w.e is shielded from cosmic rays equivalently to a lab 1,000 m below the surface of a body of water. Because laboratories at the same depth can have varied levels of cosmic ray penetration, the m.w.e. provides a convenient and consistent way of comparing cosmic ray levels in different underground locations. Cosmic ray attenuation is dependent on the density of the material of the overburden, so the m.w.e. is defined as the product of depth and density. Because the density of water is 1 g/cm3, 1 m of water gives an interaction depth of 1 hectogram per square centimetre; some publications use hg/cm² instead of m.w.e. Although the two units are equivalent. For example, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, located 660 m deep in a salt formation, achieves 1585 m.w.e. Shielding. Soudan Mine, at 713 m depth is only 8% deeper, but because it is in iron-rich rock it achieves 2100 m.w.e.

Shielding, 32% more. Another factor that must be accounted for is the shape of the overburden. While some laboratories are located beneath a flat ground surface, many are located in tunnels in mountains. Thus, the distance to the surface in directions other than straight up is less than it would be assuming a flat surface. In addition to m.w.e. Underground laboratory depth can be measured in meters of standard rock. Standard rock is defined to have mass number A = 22, atomic number Z = 11, density 2.65 g/cm3. Because most laboratories are under earth and not underwater, the depth in standard rock is closer to the actual underground depth of the laboratory. Underground laboratories exist at depths ranging from just below ground level to 6000 m.w.e. at SNOLAB and 6700 m.w.e. at the Jinping Underground Laboratory in China

Sir Thomas Dereham, 4th Baronet

Sir Thomas Dereham, 4th Baronet was an English baronet who spent most of his life in Italy, where he acted as an informal representative for the Old Pretender, known as James III to his supporters. Sir Thomas Dereham was born in Norfolk, he was the grandchild of Sir Thomas Dereham, 1st Baronet, made a baronet by Charles II of England on 8 June 1661. His father was Thomas's second son, Sir Richard Dereham, his mother was Frances Villiers. Dereham was an Anglo-Catholic, he was given into the care of his cousin called Thomas Dereham, envoy to the court of Tuscany. He inherited the property of his cousin, he was educated in Florence at the court of Grand Duke of Tuscany. Dereham moved to Rome where he acted on behalf of the Old Pretender, James Francis Edward Stuart, known as James III to his supporters, in dealings with Pope Clement XII and the local English community who supported the Stuart cause. For many years Dereham was his nephew, Cardinal Andrea Corsini. In March 1733 Baron Philipp von Stosch, a resident of Rome, paid to report on events to the English government, wrote that, "Sir Thomas Dereham is playing the part of the Pope's favorite, is influential with Cardinal Corsini."

Stosch said he acted as a Minister and considered that he was "protector of the British nation." Dereham became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1720. He sent regular reports on Italian science from Italy to the Royal Society. In 1722 he entered into a correspondence with James Jurin, secretary of the Royal Society, with Sir Isaac Newton, President of the Society, in which he offered to act as an intermediary in "opening a Philosophical Communication between two nations, among both which have been, & are so many generous spirits, as you say, united in the same noble design, for the common benefit, & information of mankind." He reported on the development of the Academy of the Institute of Sciences and the Arts of Bologna founded by Luigi Ferdinando Marsigli, of the society being developed in Milan, promoted by Celia Grillo Borromeo. Dereham undertook a translation into Italian of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, whose first volume appeared in 1729. Dereham assisted when a decision was made in 1739 to place orders with the London-based instrument maker Jonathan Sisson for a 3 feet telescope, a 3 feet mural quadrant and a 2 feet portable quadrant for the Bologna Institute of Science.

Dereham did not marry. He died in Rome on 16 January 1739 aged sixty-five, he left an endowment to be administered by the "de Propaganda Fide" college in Rome to support to English students as Roman Catholic missionaries in Rome. His funerary monument is in the Venerabile Collegio Inglese in Rome. Citations Sources

2010 Champions Tour

The 2010 Champions Tour was the 31st season for the golf tour now known as PGA Tour Champions since it began in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour. The season consisted of 26 official money events with purses totalling $51,475,000, including five majors. Bernhard Langer topped the end-of-season money list for an unprecedented third consecutive year, winning $2,648,939, won the most tournaments, five. Fred Couples had a spectacularly successful rookie season, he finished second followed by wins in his next three events. Couples finished the season with four wins, was second to Langer on the money list, set a tour record for lowest scoring average; the tournament results and award winners are listed below. The following table shows all the official money events for the 2010 season. "Date" is the ending date of the tournament. The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they had on the tour up to and including that event. Senior majors are shown in bold. No golfer won on his Champions Tour debut this season.

Scoring Average leaders Source:Money List leaders Source:Career Money List leaders Source: Champions Tour awards Champions Tour records PGA Tour Champions official site


Hederellids are extinct colonial animals with calcitic tubular branching exoskeletons. They were most common in the Devonian period, they are more properly known as "hederelloids" because they were defined as a suborder by Bassler, who described about 130 species. Although they have traditionally been considered bryozoans, they are not because of their branching patterns, lack of an astogenetic gradient, skeletal microstructure, wide range in tube diameters. Work continues on assessing the true affinities of hederelloids, but they appear to be most related to phoronids and other lophophorates. Family Hederellidae Genus Diversipora Genus Hederella Family Reptariidae Genus Cystoporella Genus Hederopsis Genus Hernodia Bassler, R. S; the Hederelloidea. A suborder of Paleozoic cyclostomatous Bryozoa. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 87:25-91. Taylor, Paul D.. "Evolution of biomineralization in'Lophophorates'". Special Papers in Palaeontology. 84: 317–333. Doi:10.1111/j.1475-4983.2010.00985.x.

Taylor, P. D. and Wilson, M. A. Morphology and affinities of hederelloid "bryozoans", p. 301-309. In: Hageman, S. J. Key, M. M. Jr. and Winston, J. E. Bryozoan Studies 2007: Proceedings of the 14th International Bryozoology Conference, North Carolina, July 1–8, 2007. Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publication 15. Wilson, M. A. and Taylor, P. D. "Pseudobryozoans" and the problem of encruster diversity in the Paleozoic. PaleoBios, 21:134-135. Wilson, M. A.. "Predatory drillholes and partial mortality in Devonian colonial metazoans". Geology. 34: 565–568. Bibcode:2006Geo....34..565W. Doi:10.1130/G22468.1