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Seattle Computer Products

Seattle Computer Products was a Tukwila, microcomputer hardware company, one of the first manufacturers of computer systems based on the 16-bit Intel 8086 processor. SCP began shipping its first S-100 bus 8086 CPU boards to customers in November 1979, about 21 months before IBM introduced its Personal Computer, based on the slower 8088 and introduced the 8-bit ISA bus. SCP shipped an operating system for that hardware about a year before the release of the PC, modified by Microsoft for the PC and renamed IBM PC DOS. SCP was staffed by high-school students from nearby communities who soldered and assembled the computers; some of them would work for Microsoft. Twenty-two-year-old Tim Paterson was hired in June 1978 by SCP's owner Rod M. Brock. At the time, SCP built memory boards for microcomputers, but after attending a local seminar on Intel's just-released 8086 in late summer 1978, Paterson convinced Brock that his company should design a CPU board for the new chip. Paterson had a prototype working by May 1979, he took his "computer" over to Microsoft, who were working on an 8086 BASIC, working before the end of May.

When the board began shipping in November, standalone Microsoft BASIC was offered as an option, but no operating system was available for it. Digital Research, whose 8-bit CP/M operating system was the industry standard, was working on an 8086-compatible version called CP/M-86, but the delay in its release was costing SCP sales. In order to fill this void, Paterson wrote QDOS over a four-month period starting in April 1980. QDOS 0.11 was finished in August 1980, SCP began shipping it in September 1980. The operating system was renamed to 86-DOS in December 1980. Microsoft, having worked with SCP before and seeking an operating system they could modify for the IBM PC, bought the rights to market the 86-DOS operating system to other manufacturers for US$25,000 that same month. On 27 July 1981, just prior to the launch of the IBM PC on the 12 August 1981, Microsoft bought the full rights to the operating system for an additional US$50,000, giving SCP a perpetual royalty-free license to sell 86-DOS with its computer hardware.

Realizing that Microsoft was making significant profit on the 86-DOS operating system, SCP attempted to sell it along with a stand-alone inexpensive CPU. This was allowed as per SCP's license with Microsoft, which let SCP sell the operating system with their 8086-based computers. Thanks to the deal with Microsoft, additional capital allowed Seattle Computer to expand its memory business into providing additional memory for PC products; the company had its best year in 1982, reaping more than a million dollars in profit on about $4 million in sales. By 1985, however, SCP's business was having difficulty trying to compete with offshore products, Brock decided to sell the company; the only major asset SCP had left was the license it received from Microsoft when it signed over ownership rights to 86-DOS. Brock planned to sell the license to the highest bidder, with a company such as the Tandy Corporation in mind. After Microsoft objected to Brock's "exaggerated interpretation" of the agreement and informed Brock that his license was nontransferable, Brock sued for US$60 million.

The ensuing lawsuit was technical and grew to fill hundreds of pages in the months leading up to trial. The trial lasted three weeks. An out-of-court settlement was reached. Microsoft paid SCP US$925,000 and reclaimed its license for DOS. SCP went out of business in the late 1980s as the market for Intel 8086 systems became dominated by PC compatible computers. "Seattle Computer Products Gazelle". DigiBarn computer museum. 2003. Archived from the original on 2017-10-03. Retrieved 2020-02-06

Gypsy horse

The Gypsy Cob known as the Traditional Gypsy cob, Irish Cob, Gypsy Horse or Gypsy Vanner, is a type or breed of domestic horse from the islands Great Britain and Ireland. It is a small, solidly-built horse of cob conformation and is but not always, piebald or skewbald. There was no stud-book or breed association for horses of this type until 1996.:58 It is now considered a breed:58 and can be registered by the Traditional Gypsy Cob Association.. From about 1850 travelling people in the British Isles began to use a distinct type of horse to pull their vardos, the caravans in which they had just begun to live and travel; the colour and look of the breed were refined in the years after the Second World War. Horses of this type were first exported to the United States in 1996; the Gypsy horse is but not always, piebald.:314 It may be skewbald or any solid colour. There is no coat colour requirement in the breed standard of the Irish Cob Society, Gypsy Cob Register, Gypsy Vanner Horse Society, Gypsy Horse Registry of America, or Australasian Gypsy Horse Society.

Since the horse originates in the British Isles, British colour names may be used in registration in the United States. There are many breed societies for the Gypsy horse, with variations in their respective breed standards; the range of desired heights is from 13 to 16 hands in the United States and Australasia, but in Ireland and continental Europe, the desired height limit goes up to 16.2 hands for some types and they permit both lighter-boned as well as larger horses than desired by the American organisations. Some stud-books have different categories: The Gypsy Horse Registry of America has two height classifications: Section A for purebred horses under 14.2 hands and Section B for purebred horses 14.2 hands and over. Its Section C is for Gypsy Crossbred horses; the Netherlands stud-book for Gypsy horses, the Nederlands Stamboek voor Tinkers, identified there as the "Tinker horse," classifies horses into three groups: "cob," "vanner," and "grai," based on height in metres and degree of refinement.

The cob type is 14.3 to 15.1 hands, the vanner 15.1 to 16.2 hands. The more refined "grai" may be of any size but is within the 14.3- to 16.2-hand range. Feathering, long hair on the legs, is considered a "characteristic and decorative feature of the Irish Cob", but is not a requirement for registration. A Gypsy Horse's facial profile should be overly dished nor roman nosed. A "sweet" head, more refined than that of most draught horses, is desired.:393-394 The GHA's breed standard states that the head may be "sweet", "a small, tidy pony type head", meaning without coarseness and in proportion with the body, but the AGHS calls unequivocally for a sweet head, "more refined than a Shire might have... with broad forehead, generous jaw, square muzzle, bite". According to GVHS, the "forehead must be flat and broad... with he frontal facial bone... flat to convex". The neck is strong, of medium length "with a throat latch deeper than lighter breeds"; the chest should be broad and well muscled. Withers are "well rounded, not high and fine, i.e. hardly noticeable".

Most standards call for a "well-sloped" shoulder But the GVHS's standard is more precise, specifying a shoulder angle ranging from 45 degrees to 60 degrees. The back is to be short coupled with a deep heart girth; the length of line of the belly should be twice that of the topline of the back and the horse should not appear'wasp waisted'. The Dutch breed standard for vanner and cob types requires a strong, well-muscled build with abundant feathering, similar to that of other associations; the "grai" is classified as a more refined riding type. Strong hindquarters define the breed as a small draught horse, "designed for strength and power, but with class and style." They are sometimes described as having an "apple butt" as the croup is well rounded and "very generous and broad". Poorly-muscled hindquarters or a too-sloping rump are unacceptable; the line measuring the length of the hip should be horizontal. Bone in the legs should be heavy and flat. GVHS's standard calls for a length of forearm to cannon ratio of 55% to 45%.

The front legs should be flat in joints as well as bone. A line drawn from the point of the buttock should touch the back of the hock, run "parallel" to the cannon bone, touch the ground directly behind "the center of the heel". Pastern and hoof angles of the hindlegs are more vertical than the forelegs over 50 degrees. Hooves have strong walls and a well shaped frog and with wide heels; the hind legs of the Gypsy Horse should display proper angulation for a pulling horse, although not to the degree found in larger feathered draught breeds such as the modern Shire and Clydesdale. Unlike the equine conformational flaw of cow-hockedness, where only the lower leg is turned outward, a Gypsy Horse's entire hind leg is set so as to angle outward; as a result, when the hind legs of a horse set up squarely are viewed from the rear, their cannon bones appear parallel. The Gypsy horse has distinct gai

Morgans Ministry

The Morgans Ministry was the fourth ministry of the Government of Western Australia, led by Alf Morgans of the Ministerialist faction. It succeeded the First Leake Ministry on 21 November 1901, was followed by the Second Leake Ministry on 23 December 1901; the Ministry came about in part due to the circumstances of the 1901 election, whose result had been indecisive. The First Leake Ministry fell through a 24-22 vote of no confidence on 9 November. Leake advised the Governor to dissolve Parliament, but the request was declined and on 12 November, Leake advised the Legislative Assembly that as soon as the Supply Bill had passed a third reading, his government would resign. At first, Leader of the Opposition Frederick Henry Piesse was asked to form a Ministry, but on 18 November he advised that he had been unable to form an acceptable Ministry, Alf Morgans was sent for. Three days the Morgans Ministry was sworn in by the Governor; as was the law at the time, having accepted offices of profit under the Crown, the Ministers were required to resign their seats and contest them at ministerial by-elections.

According to Brian de Garis and his supporters set about "the best organised campaigning the state had witnessed" for the by-elections, three of the ministers—Frank Wilson, Matthew Moss and Frederick Moorhead were defeated. Morgans and Nanson retained their seats; this turn of events gave the Opposition a narrow majority with Independent or Labour support. As such, the Morgans Ministry resigned on 20 December 1901, three days George Leake formed a new ministry which could maintain the confidence of the Assembly; the members of the Morgans ministry were: Black, David. Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia, Volume One, 1870–1930. Parliament House: Parliament of Western Australia. ISBN 0730738140. de Garis, Brian. "Self-Government and Political Parties". In Black, David; the House on the Hill: A History of the Parliament of Western Australia 1832–1990. Perth, Western Australia: Parliament of Western Australia. ISBN 0-7309-3983-9. Hansard, pp2160–1, 2168

Gary Odom

Gary Odom is a former American politician and the former Democratic Minority Leader of the Tennessee House of Representatives. He was elected to represent the 55th district, part of Davidson County. Gary Odom was first elected as a state representative to serve in the 95th Tennessee General Assembly. In addition to serving as the Democratic Majority Leader, Rep. Odom serves as Chair of the House Ethics Committee and the House Rules Committee, he serves on the House Finance and Means Committee. Prior to his service in the Tennessee House of Representatives, he served in the Metropolitan Council of Nashville and Davidson County from 1983 to 1995. For three years, he was a faculty member at Aquinas Jr. College, for 20 years he served as Executive Director of the Tennessee Optometric Association. In 1973, he graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, in 1975 he earned his master's degree when he graduated from Eastern Kentucky University. In August 2007, Gary Odom sponsored a bill that made "doctor shopping," the practice of obtaining multiple prescriptions of the same or similar drugs from multiple doctors, a felony for patients on TennCare.

He introduced a bill that would have required hunters to have permission of homeowners before firing weapons on private property and within 100 yards of someone's home, after, rejected by a House subcommittee, he introduced a bill to authorize local governments to regulate hunting. In February 1998, he sponsored a bill that allowed Tennessee's 51 parks to put up voluntary donation boxes, he voted against a bill that would have amended the Tennessee State Constitution to state that abortion is not included as a right to privacy in Tennessee. He was opposed to one aspect of Nashville, Tennessee's tree ordinance, which required 14 tree units, or about 28 small trees, to be planted per paved acre. Another option for large trucking companies was to make a payment to the city's tree fund, a friend of Gary Odom owed the city's tree fund $191,000 as a result, he stated the ordinance is impractical for large industrial sites such as the 45-acre lot Western Express owns

David Bucknall

David Bucknall, was a Partner of Bucknall Austin to be merged with Rider Hunt, Levett and Bailey, to form Rider Levett Bucknall, a global construction and quantity surveying practice with 3,500 employees in 120 offices worldwide. He was heavily involved with supporting various opportunities for young people to start careers in the construction industry, his efforts for which were recognised with the award of an OBE in the New Year Honours 2013. Bucknall graduated from Birmingham College of Art & Technology in 1961, he joined Bucknall Austin in 1961, a company founded some years earlier by his father, Charles Bucknall, in 1947. He was a patron for the RLB's graduate recruitment scheme, Protégé, of which he chaired the Global Construction and Quantity Surveying Board. Amongst his many notable achievements, Bucknall co-founded and chaired the Birmingham Community Foundation Charity, which helped fund local community projects, including for the £5.5M acquisition and full restoration of the derelict Victorian baths in Nechells, turning it over for community use.

He was awarded honorary Doctorates from the University of Wolverhampton and Birmingham City University. Notable projects that he managed included the construction of Birmingham's Symphony Hall, Birmingham International Convention Centre and Birmingham National Indoor Arena, he cost-managed the repair and restoration of Windsor Castle following the fire in 1992, project managed the construction of the new Telecom Tower in Kuala Lumpur. Bucknall retired from RLB in September 2012, although he remained a chairman of the RICS Quantity Surveyors and Construction Professional Group, the Birmingham Community Foundation, he died unexpectedly during cycling training for an Iron Man Triathlon on 7 June 2015

Arakeshwara Temple, Haleyedatore

Hale Yedatore, a village in the Krishnaraja Nagara taluk of the Mysore district, Karnataka state, India is located about four kilometers north of the commercially important newly built town of Krishnarajanagara, about 44km north-west of the important city of Mysore. The name Yedatore derives from two Kannada language words and tore - a name that arises from the "bend to the left" made by the river at that spot, considered sacred by Hindus. There are steps leading from the temple down to the bathing areas by the river. Yedatore village was damaged in the 1920s from the flood waters of the River Kaveri, prompting the Mysore ruler to build the new town, named Krishnarajanagar, little southerly on an elevated land; the Arakeshwara Temple is a Hindu temple in Hale Yedatore. The present temple complex dates back at least to early 19th century rule of the Mysore Kingdom and is built in typical dravidian style. According to the British Raj era historian and epigraphist B. Lewis Rice, the temple was endowed by Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar III, the ruler of the princely Mysore, during the British rule over India.

However, the original temple as such is much older, of the era of Kulottunga Chola I. The Arakeshwara temple is a protected monument under the Karnataka state division of the Archaeological Survey of India. Yadatore Sri Yogandeshwara Saraswathi samasthanam in Krishnarajanagar, Mysore District is located on the banks of Kaveri, opposite to Arakeshwara Temple, westerly. Yadatore Shri Mutt is one of several institutions. Many learned ascetics adorned this Peeta, which has a history of more than 700 years. Of them Sri Rama Brahmanda, who installed a rare idol of Sri Chaturbhuja Pattabhirama and Sri Neelakanteshwara at Holenarasipura on the banks of river Hamavathi, is of legendary fame