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Rockwell International

Rockwell International was a major American manufacturing conglomerate in the latter half of the 20th century, involved in aircraft, the space industry, both defense-oriented and commercial electronics, light & heavy vehicle components in the automotive industry, printing presses, power tools and meters, industrial automation. Rockwell International's predecessor was founded in 1919 by Willard Rockwell. At its peak in the 1990s, Rockwell International was No. 27 on the Fortune 500 list, with assets of over $8 billion, sales of $27 billion and 115,000 employees. Boston-born Willard Rockwell made his fortune with the invention and successful launch of a new bearing system for truck axles in 1919, he merged his Oshkosh, Wisconsin-based operation with the Timken-Detroit Axle Company in 1928, rising to become chairman of its board in 1940. In 1945, Rockwell Manufacturing Company acquired Delta Machinery and renamed it the Delta Power Tool Division of Rockwell Manufacturing Company and continued to manufacture in Milwaukee.

In 1966, Rockwell invented. In 1981, Rockwell's power tool group was acquired by re-branded Delta Machinery. Pentair's Tools group was acquired by Black & Decker in 2005. Since 1994, Rockwell power tools are now manufactured by Positec Tool Corporation In 1956, Rockwell Manufacturing Co. bought Walker-Turner from Kearney and Trecker. In 1957, Walker-Turner operations were closed down in Plainfield, New Jersey and moved to Bellefontaine and Tupelo, Mississippi. Timken-Detroit merged in 1953 with the Standard Steel Spring Company, forming the Rockwell Spring and Axle Company. After various mergers with automotive suppliers, it comprised about 10 to 20 factories in the Upper Midwestern U. S. and southern Ontario, in 1958 renamed itself Rockwell-Standard Corporation. Pittsburgh-based Rockwell Standard acquired and merged with Los Angeles-based North American Aviation to form North American Rockwell in September 1967, it purchased Miehle-Goss-Dexter, the largest supplier of printing presses, in 1973, acquired Collins Radio, a major avionics supplier.

In 1968, Sterling Faucet Company was bought by Rockwell Manufacturing Co. and it became a subsidiary of the company for the following years. In 1973, North American Rockwell merged with Rockwell Manufacturing, run by Willard Rockwell, Jr. to form Rockwell International. In the same year, the company acquired Admiral TV for $500 million. In 1979, the appliance division was sold to Magic Chef. Rockwell International drew on the strengths of several of George Westinghouse's concerns, Westinghouse is considered a co-founder of the company. With the death of company founder and first CEO Willard F. Rockwell in 1978, the stepping down of his son Willard Rockwell, Jr. in 1979 as the second CEO, Bob Anderson became CEO and led the company through the 1980s when it became the largest U. S. defense contractor and largest NASA contractor. Rockwell acquired the held Allen-Bradley Company for $1.6 billion in February 1985 — $1 billion of, cash — and became a producer of industrial automation hardware and software.

During the 1980s, his CFO Bob dePalma, the Rockwell management team built the company to #27 on the Fortune 500 list. It boasted sales of $12 billion $32 billion in 2019, assets of over $8 billion $21 billion in 2019, its workforce of over 115,000 was organized into nine major divisions — Space, Defense Electronics, Commercial Electronics, Light Duty Automotive Components, Heavy Duty Automotive Components, Printing Presses and Meters, Industrial Automation. Rockwell International was a major employer in Southern California, northern Ohio, northern Georgia, eastern Oklahoma, west Texas, Illinois and western Pennsylvania. Anderson stepped down as CEO in February 1988; the completion of the Space Shuttle program and the completion of the B-1 bomber program had led to a decline in revenues, Beall sought to diversify the company away from government contracts. The end of the Cold War and the perceived "peace dividend", prompted accelerated divestitures and sweeping management reforms. From 1988 to 2001 the company moved its headquarters four times: from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where it had been for decades to El Segundo, California to Seal Beach, California to Costa Mesa, California to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

At the end of the 1980s, the company sold its valve and meter division Rockwell Manufacturing, to British Tyre & Rubber. Although Rockwell was the #1 Defense and NASA Contractor, the "peace dividend" perceived after the fall of the Soviet bloc, led the company to sell its defense and aerospace business, including what was once North American Aviation, the Defense Electronics Division and Rocketdyne, to Boeing Integrated Defense Systems in December 1996. In the 1990s, the company spun off its semiconductor products as Conexant Technologies, publicly traded and based in Newport Beach, California. Rockwell International spun off its two automotive divisions as one publicly traded company, Meritor Automotive, based in Troy, which merged with Arvin Industries to form Arvin Meritor; that company is now known as Inc.. In 1996, Rockwell International sold Graphic Systems, an Illinois-based newspaper and commercial printing press manufacturer, to its internal management team Stonington Partners as part of a new corporation for $600 million.

In 2001, what remained of Rockwell International was split into two publicly-traded companies, Rockwell Automation and Rockwell Collins, ending the run of what had once been a massive and diverse c

House of Gonzaga

The House of Gonzaga was an Italian princely family that ruled Mantua, in northern Italy, from 1328 to 1708. Their family includes twelve cardinals and fourteen bishops. Two Gonzaga descendants became empresses of the Holy Roman Empire, one became queen of Poland; the first members of the family of historical importance are known to have collaborated with the Guelph faction alongside the monks of the Polirone Abbey. Starting from the 12th century they became a dominant family in Mantua, growing in wealth when their allies, the Bonacolsi, defeated the traditional familiar enemy, the Casalodi. In 1328, Ludovico I Gonzaga overthrew the Bonacolsi lordship over the city with the help of the Scaliger, entered the Ghibelline party as capitano del popolo of Mantua and imperial vicar of Emperor Louis IV. Ludovico was succeeded by Guido and Ludovico II, while Feltrino, lord of Reggio until 1371, formed the cadet branch of the Gonzaga of Novellara, whose state existed until 1728. Francesco I abandoned the traditional alliance with the Visconti of Milan, in order to align their rising power with the Republic of Venice.

In 1433, Gianfrancesco I assumed the title of Marquis of Mantua with the recognition of Emperor Sigismund, while obtaining recognition from the local nobility through the marriage of his daughter Margherita to Leonello d'Este, Marquis of Ferrara in 1435. In 1530 Federico II received the title of Duke of Mantua. In 1531, the family acquired the Marquisate of Montferrat through marriage. Through maternal ancestors, the Gonzagas inherited the Imperial Byzantine ancestry of the Paleologus, an earlier ruling family of Montferrat. A cadet branch of the Mantua Gonzagas became dukes of Nevers and Rethel in France when Luigi Gonzaga, a younger son of Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua and Margherita Paleologa, married the heiress; the Gonzaga-Nevers came to rule Mantua again when Louis's son Charles inherited Mantua and Montferrat, triggering the War of the Mantuan Succession. Another cadet branch were first sovereign counts dukes of Guastalla, they descended from a younger son of Duke Francesco II of Mantua.

Ferrante's grandson, Ferrante II played a role in the War of the Mantuan Succession. A further cadet branch was that of Sabbioneta, founded by Gianfrancesco, son of Ludovico III. Marie Louise Gonzaga, daughter of Prince Charles Gonzaga-Nevers, was a Polish queen consort from 1645 to her death in 1667. Two daughters of the house, both named Eleanor Gonzaga, became Holy Roman Empresses, by marrying emperors Ferdinand II of Germany and Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor, respectively. From the latter Empress Eleanor, the current heirs of the Gonzaga descend. St. Aloysius Gonzaga was a member of a junior branch of this family; the House of Gonzaga is the inspiration for the play-within-the-play in Shakespeare's Hamlet. In Act 3 scene 2, they act out a play called The Murder of Gonzago. Gonzaga rule continued in Mantua until 1708 and in Guastalla until 1746. Both ruling lines going extinct until passing on to a minor Branch; the branches of the Gonzaga family, showing marquises and dukes of Mantua in bold, dukes of Nevers and Rethel in italics and the Guastalla line to the right.

Aloysius Gonzaga, SJ 1568–1591, canonized by the Catholic Church in 1726 Francesco Gonzaga Sigismondo Gonzaga Pirro Gonzaga Ercole Gonzaga Francesco Gonzaga Federico Gonzaga Giovanni Vincenzo Gonzaga Scipione Gonzaga Francesco Gonzaga Ferdinando Gonzaga, became Duke of Mantua, as Ferdinando I, in 1612 Vincenzo Gonzaga, became Duke of Mantua, as Vincenzo II, in 1626 Duchy of Mantua, a list of House of Gonzaga rulers Duchy of Guastalla Duchy of Sabbioneta County of Novellara and Bagnolo Brinton, Selwyn. The Gonzaga. Lords of Mantua. London: Methuen. Marek, Miroslav. "Genealogy tree". Genealogy. EU. Giancarlo, Malacarne. "Family Tree of the Gonzaga". Albero genealogico dei Gonzaga

Glory Annen

Glory Annen was a Canadian actress. Glory Anne Clibbery was born in Kenora, Canada, she attended the Victoria Composite High School of Performing Arts in Edmonton, Canada and at age 17 she emigrated to England to further her education at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating in 1976. She worked around the world as she pursued an acting career, she made her first movie, Cruel Passion, in 1974, at age 22. She worked on several films with the cult filmmaker Norman J. Warren including Prey and Outer Touch, on the Australian production Felicity for John D. Lamond, her other films include The Lonely Lady and bit-parts in Supergirl and True Files. She was interviewed for the documentary Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! about the Australian film industry. She did some radio and voice work including dubbing Anat Atzmon'Nili' in the feature film Lemon Popsicle, she appeared in several English television series in the 1970s and had leading roles in the theatre, including creating the role of Deborah Solomon in the David Mamet play, Sexual Perversity in Chicago in London's West End.

She was featured on television in many commercials and began working as a commercial casting director in 1982. She was a cartoonist and writer. Glory Annen Clibbery died on April 2017 in London. In 2004, the former long term partner of racehorse owner Ivan Allan, was evicted, together with her mother Marguerite, from The Gables, a £1.7 million, nine-bedroom house in Newmarket, Suffolk owned by Allan after their 12-year relationship ended. Clibbery was a party to a landmark British court case, Clibbery v. Allan, which established that parties to ancillary relief court proceedings may expect the information they have provided about their finances to remain confidential and protected from publication. Since the deaths of Allan and Annen, the vast documents Clibbery compiled regarding her relationship with Allan have been released and are being edited for a series of books and exposés, of Allan, the British Court system and the alleged criminality within the horse racing industry. Glory Annen on IMDb Glory Annen at AllMovie Glory Annen on Facebook

Gulf Hammock (wetlands)

Gulf Hammock is a wetlands area in the southern end of Levy County, Florida. It extends along the Gulf of Mexico coast from Cedar Key to the Withlacoochee River, reaches several miles inland. Gulf Hammock includes the largest expanse of hydric hammock in Florida; the area is uninhabited, with the area closest to the Gulf coast in a state park, the inland areas used for logging and hunting. Gulf Hammock lies along the Gulf of Mexico coast between Cedar Key and the Withlacoochee River, including inland areas southwest of U. S. Highway 19-98 and south of Florida State Road 24, it is part of a series of hammocks, known as the Gulf Hammock Belt, or Gulf Coast Hammocks, found along the Big Bend Coast of Florida from St, Marks, in Wakulla County, to Aripeka, at the boundary between Hernando and Pasco counties. Gulf Hammock covered more than 40,000 hectares in Levy County, but has been reduced in size due to conversion to farmland and pine plantations; the Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park consists of 34,000 acres along the coast between Cedar Key and the Withlacoochee River, including 19,000 acres of tidal marshes.

The Gulf Hammock Wildlife Management Area consists of more than 24,000 acres owned by private timber companies. Much of the rest of Gulf Hammock is held by timber companies. Gulf Hammock is flat and low lying, rising to no more than 25 feet above sea level, except for some relict sand dunes that occur inland from Cedar Key, it sits on a geological formation where limestone lies near or at the surface, the water table is very near the surface. The portion of the hammock, in the Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park is less than 5 feet above sea level, with some islands and mounds rising up to 10 feet above sea level; the land surface has a thin layer of topsoil over dolomite. Gulf Hammock is drained by more than 40 named streams; the Waccasassa River flows through the middle of the hammock. The Wekiva River is a tributary of the Waccasassa River, passing through the community of Gulf Hammock. Other tributaries of the Waccasassa River include Otter Creek, which passes near the town of Otter Creek, Cow Creek.

Dry Creek is the largest stream. The hammock is drained by sloughs. During the rainy season, from June through September, the soils are saturated and the sloughs are flooded. After heavy rainfall events, such as hurricanes, much of the Hammock may be inundated. During the driest months, November and May, streams and sloughs stop flowing, the soil in higher areas may dry out completely. Gulf Hammock is separated from the Gulf of Mexico by a salt marsh, dominated by black rush, it has tidal creeks and ponds, is completely covered at spring high tides. The salt marsh zone was 1 mile to 3 miles wide in 1950; the sea level at Cedar Key has been rising an average of 0.15 centimetres per year since 1939. As a consequence of the ongoing sea level rise, the salt marsh zone has advanced inland an average of 1 kilometre along the coast in Gulf Hammock between 1858 and 1995. Inland from the salt marsh are coastal savanna zones; the coastal hammock and savanna communities are on higher ground than the salt marsh zone, but are subject to occasional flooding with salt water.

The coastal hammocks are composed of cabbage palms, red cedars and live oaks. The coastal savannas consist with a few cabbage palms. Inland of the coastal hammocks and savannas are hydric hammocks and mesic hammocks; the trees in these communities are evergreen hardwoods. Several species of trees are found in all three communities, but differences in abundance of those species and the restriction of some of the species to just one or two of those communities help distinguish them; the swamps are flooded most of the time, while hydric hammocks may be flooded for part of the year, mesic hammocks are found on dry elevated areas. Inland from the swamps and hydric and mesic hammocks are flatwoods. Slash pine flatwoods occur on poorly-drained land. Long leaf pine flatwoods occur on somewhat better-drained ground. Cypress ponds, small depressions in the flatwoods which retain water all of the year, host both bald cypress and pond cypress. Hydric hammocks occur along rivers and streams that flow through the flatwoods, although with a smaller variety of species than are found in the larger hammocks.

Sand pine scrub occurs on the relict sand dunes. Gulf Hammock was inhabited by Native Americans before the arrival of Europeans. Thirty-seven archaeological sites from the Weeden Island period, 300 - 1200, were identified in one report. Eighty archaeological sites shell mounds, have been documented within the boundaries of the Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park. Many of the mounds are eroding. One cause of erosion on mounds has been sea level rise, many mounds that were on higher ground are now surrounded by water, while other sites used by Native Americans are now covered by water. Clarence Bloomfield Moore, an archaeologist active in the last decade of the 19th century and first decade of the 20th century, visited several mounds in Gulf Hammock; the mounds were accessed from the Waccasassa River. All of the mounds had been disturbed, sometimes by being plowed, but by excavations. Moore reported that one mound had been excavated, with the dirt dug out in a second round of excavations dumped in excavated trenc


Iofendylate is a molecule, used as a radiocontrast agent for performing myelography studies. It was marketed under the trade names Myodil. Iofendylate is a lipophilic substance and as such it was recommended that the physician remove it from the patient at the end of the myelography study, a difficult and painful part of the procedure. Moreover, because complete removal could not always be achieved, iofendylate's persistence in the body might sometimes lead to arachnoiditis, a painful and debilitating lifelong disorder of the spine; as a result, the substance, used extensively for over three decades, became the subject of multiple lawsuits filed around the world. Iofendylate's use ceased when water-soluble agents suitable for spinal imaging became available in the late 1970s. With those substances it was no longer necessary to manually remove the contrast agent as it would be removed by the body. With the advent of MRI, myelography studies are nowadays much less-frequently performed. Metrizamide Report from FOX News about the repercussions of Pantopaque use

Island of Flowers

Island of Flowers known as "Miholjska prevlaka", is an island in the Tivat municipality in the Bay of Kotor, on the Montenegrin Littoral. Island of Flowers is located in the Bay of Kotor; the island is 200 m wide. It is connected with the mainland by a narrow isthmus. Today, the island is inhabited by about a hundred people living in bungalows; the island includes a monastery dedicated to Archangel Michael, built in the early 13th century by Saint Sava, the medieval seat of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro. It was a tourist resort for Yugoslav military personnel, closed for the general public in the Socialist Yugoslavia period. In the Middle Ages the two adjacent islands, Island of flowers and Sveti Marko Island, were named Islands of Sveti Mihailo and Sveti Gavrilo after the two holy archangels. After the Montenegrin littoral became part of the Venetian republic, both islands were renamed. Sveti Mihailo island became Miholjska prevlaka, while Sveti Gavrilo Island island became first named Stradioti Sveti Marko island.

The Monastery of Holy Archangel Michael was founded by Serbian Archbishop Sava. The church base was built earlier, reconstructed in the 9th century and destroyed in the 11th century; the monastery was the seat of the Eparchy of Zeta between 15th centuries. Under planned restoration, the monastery was destroyed by the Republic of Venice in 1441 after it was proclaimed unsafe due to the rumors of a plague breakout. Recent research by the Military Medical Academy in Belgrade, using recovered remains of monks from that time have revealed that the monks died due to arsenic poisoning. There are remains of the church base. Sveti Marko Island Prevlaka Peninsula located in the Bay of Kotor, but belonging to Croatia "Манастир превлака"