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Thomas Mifflin

Thomas Mifflin was an American merchant and politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He served in a variety of roles during and after the American Revolution, several of which qualify him to be counted among the Founding Fathers, he was the first Governor of Pennsylvania, serving from 1790 to 1799. Born in Philadelphia, Mifflin became a merchant after graduating from the College of Philadelphia, he joined the Continental Army after serving in the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly and the Continental Congress. During the American Revolutionary War, he was an aide to General George Washington and the Continental Army's Quartermaster General, rising to the rank of major general. Mifflin returned to Congress in 1782 and was elected President of the Continental Congress in 1783, he served as Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1785 to 1787 as President of the Pennsylvania Supreme Executive Council from 1788 to 1790. Mifflin was a delegate to the 1787 Philadelphia Convention and signed the United States Constitution.

He presided over the committee that wrote Pennsylvania's own constitution and he became the first governor after the ratification of the constitution. Mifflin left office as governor in 1799, died the following year. Thomas Mifflin was born January 1744 in Philadelphia in the Province of Pennsylvania, he was the son of Elizabeth Bagnall. His great-grandfather John Mifflin Jr. was born in Warminster, Wiltshire and settled in the Province of Pennsylvania. In 1760, Thomas Mifflin graduated from the College of Philadelphia and joined the mercantile business of William Biddle. After returning from a trip to Europe in 1765, he established a commercial business partnership with his brother, George Mifflin, he married a second cousin, Sarah Morris, on March 4, 1767. They had no children. Early in the Revolutionary War, Mifflin left the Continental Congress to serve in the Continental Army, he was commissioned as a major became an aide-de-camp of George Washington. On August 14, 1775, Washington appointed him to become the army's first Quartermaster General, under order of Congress.

Although it has been said that he was good at the job despite preferring to be on the front lines, questions were raised regarding his failure to properly supply Washington and the troops at Valley Forge, alleging that he had instead warehoused and sold supplies intended for Valley Forge to the highest bidder. After Washington confronted him about this, Mifflin asked to be relieved as Quartermaster General, but was persuaded to resume those duties because Congress was having difficulty finding a replacement. Mifflin's leadership in the Battle of Trenton and the Battle of Princeton led to a promotion to major general. In Congress, there was debate regarding whether a national army was more efficient or whether the individual states should maintain their own forces; as a result of this debate the Congressional Board of War was created, on which Mifflin served from 1777 to 1778. He rejoined the army but took little active role, following criticism of his service as quartermaster general, he welcomed an inquiry.

He resigned his commission—by as a major general—but Congress continued to ask his advice after accepting his resignation. Prior to American independence, Thomas Mifflin was a member of the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly, he served two terms in the Continental Congress, including seven months as that body's presiding officer. Mifflin's most important duty as president was to accept on behalf of Congress the resignation of General George Washington on December 23, 1783. After the war, the importance of Congress declined so precipitously that Mifflin found it difficult to convince the states to send enough delegates to Congress to ratify the Treaty of Paris, which took place on January 14, 1784 at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, he appointed Thomas Jefferson as a minister to France on May 7, 1784, he appointed his former aide, Colonel Josiah Harmar, to be the commander of the First American Regiment. Mifflin served as a delegate to the United States Constitutional Convention in 1787, he was a signatory to the Constitution.

He served in the house of Pennsylvania General Assembly. He was a member of the Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, on November 5, 1788, he was elected President of the Council, replacing Benjamin Franklin, he was unanimously reelected to the Presidency on November 11, 1789. He presided over the committee; that document did away with the Executive Council. On December 21, 1790, Mifflin became the last President of Pennsylvania and the first Governor of the Commonwealth, he held the latter office until December 1799, when he was succeeded by Thomas McKean. He returned to the state legislature, where he served until his death the following month. Although Mifflin's family had been Quakers for four generations, he was expelled from the Religious Society of Friends when he joined the Continental Army, because his involvement with the military contradicted that faith's pacifistic doctrines. Mifflin became a member of the American Philosophical Society in 1768, served for two years as its secretary.

He served from 1773 to 1791 as a trustee of the College and Academy of Philadelphia, including two years as treasurer. Mifflin died in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on January 23, 1800, he is interred at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church i

2003 Norfolk County municipal election

The second municipal election in Norfolk County, Canada took place November 2003. While it would fail to dismantle the tobacco status quo of the municipality. Rita Kalmbach defeated 21-year-old political neophyte Brian Decker by more than half of the popular votes in order to maintain the integrity of the local tobacco farmers and the industry. Around the time of the election, many other municipalities were voluntarily banning smoking in public places. Meanwhile, the town councillor seats remained the same as in 2000; the election occurred with little fanfare. Three years Dennis Travale would become mayor and bring Norfolk County out of its economic stagnancy before the recent Canadian economic meltdown would bring it the local economy back into a state of malaise. 2010 Norfolk County municipal election 2006 Norfolk County municipal election 2000 Norfolk County municipal election

Tony Lee (pianist)

Tony Lee was a British jazz pianist who played with the likes of Tommy Whittle, Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield, Barney Kessel, Sonny Stitt, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Terry Smith, Tubby Hayes, Dick Morrissey and legendary UK drummer Phil Seamen. Lee was born in London, he learned the rudiments of the piano from his elder brother, self-taught and preferred to use the black keys rather than the white. As a consequence, he became fluent in keys such as G flat and B natural, before moving on to more standard keys, leaving him with the ability to transpose effortlessly his entire repertoire into any key, he played for many years at The Bull's Head in Barnes, South West London, a few miles from his home in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey. Despite his sketchy knowledge of musical theory, he was a complete master of his instrument, blessed with large hands, his solos ranged from effortless large block chords to delicate single note figures, all played in a lyrical style, swinging like a garden gate, he was arguably the greatest British exponent of the Erroll Garner piano style, though his playing embraced a much wider compass.

He appeared on at least two recordings with Seamen - Phil Seamen Now!... Live! and on Phil Seamen Meets Eddie Gomez, a live recording featuring US bassist Eddie Gómez. His solo debut, Electric Piano, earned many comparisons to the works of Burt Bacharach, he made at least four other LPs, including Tony Lee Trio the quintessential album of his career, Street of Dreams, Hey There and The Tony Lee Trio Live at the Station, prior to his death from cancer in 2004. He had a long-lasting association of some 40 years with bassist Tony Archer in the Tony Lee Trio. Lee and Archer played together in the sextet The Best of British Jazz formed in the early 1970s with Jack Parnell, Kenny Baker, Don Lusher and Betty Smith; the sextet recorded The Very Best of British Jazz. Tony Lee at AllMusic


Pattabiram is a neighbourhood situated on the western part of Chennai, India. The town, which falls under the local administrative limits of Avadi City Municipal Corporation, is about 25 km from the Chennai Central Railway station Pattabiram is served by suburban trains, which connects it to different parts of Chennai City Chennai Central and Chennai Beach Railway stations. All trains bound for Thirvallur and Pattabiram Military Siding stop at Pattabiram Railway station, with the exception of a few fast trains; the suburb is served by a number of Chennai Metropolitan buses from different parts of the city and surrounding suburban areas. On 4 October 2013, the Tamil Nadu Highways department issued a GO extending the entire stretch of the road till Tirutani to 6 lanes at a cost of ₹ 1,680 million, by means of land acquisition from 12 villages. In the first phase, the road will be widened to 100 ft with center median at a cost of ₹ 980 million. Pattabiram Has a Bus Terminus with Many bus routes | B70 | Pattabiram - Guindy | 40A | Pattabiram - Anna Square | F70 | Pattabiram - Guindy | D70 Extn | Pattabiram - Velachery | 40H | Pattabiram - Anna Square | 565 | Pattabiram - Sriperumpudhur | 536 | Pattabiram - Ponneri | 54C | Pattabiram - Poonamallee | 66P | Pattabiram - Tambaram | 65P | Pattabiram - Ambattur Est | 71E | Broadway - Thirunindravur | 71V | Broadway - Veppampattu | 572 | Avadi - Thiruvallur | 580 | Avadi - Arani | 70V | T.

Nagar - Veppampattu | 202 | Avadi - Tambaram | 571 | Thiruvallur - Broadway All normal EMU trains bound to Thiruvallur, Kadambathur and Tiruttani starting from Chennai Central and Chennai Beach halt at Pattabiram. Separate station is for Pattabiram Military Siding - PTMS situated at the north side of Pattabiram railway station. Among the major institutions in Pattabiram is an old and famous Hindu college affiliated to the University of Madras. There are quite a few Engineering and arts colleges within the vicinity, including A. M. S College of Engineering, Jaya Engineering College, Shakthi Engineering College and Jaya College of Arts and Science. | 1. A. N. Ramaswamy Nadar | 2. K. C. S Nadar | 3. A. R. S | 4. Jaya Chris A/C | 5. Ramani's A/C | 6. Venkateswara A/C | 7. Vasantham | 8. Venkateswara | 9. K. K. R | 10. Balaji Mahal | 11. Ethiki Party Hall | 12. Monica Party Hall 1. Govt. School, Thandurai 2. Govt. School, Chatiram 3. Govt. School, Uzhaipalar Nagar 4. Govt. School, Cholan Nagar 5. Govt. School, Modern City 6. Thangamani Matric.

Hr. Sec. School 7. Holy Infant Jesus Matric. Hr. Sec. School 8. Good Shepherd Matric. Hr. Sec. School 9. Immanuvel Matric. Hr. Sec. School 10. Bharathi Matric School One of the Pattabiram's major industries is, now defunct, Southern Structural Limited, a factory which produced pressure vessels, steel fabrication, container-handling cranes. Opened in 1958, the company was owned with a total of 850 employees. Govt of Tamil Nadu has planned to build its third Tidel Park in this place; this project includes a five-star hotel, convention centre and residential flats apart from the IT park. Owned by the state government, the 45 acres of land is on the Chennai-Tiruvallur road and within easy access of suburban railway line and arterial roads, said government officials. Chennai Chennai Metropolitan Area

Service composability principle

In computing, service composability is a design principle, applied within the service-orientation design paradigm, that encourages the design of services that can be reused in multiple solutions that are themselves made up of composed services. The ability to recompose the service is ideally independent of the size and complexity of the service composition; this principle is directly responsible for the agility promised by SOA as it promotes composing new solutions by reusing existing services. The concept of developing software out of independently existing components encourages the concept of composition; this is the underlying concept within object-orientation where the end product is composed of several interlinked objects that have the ability to become part of multiple software solutions, no matter how complex the solution is. The same composition concept is inherited by service-orientation, whereby a business process is automated by combining multiple services. However, within service-orientation there is greater focus on building services that can be composed and recomposed within multiple solutions to provide the agility promised by the SOA.

As a result of this emphasis, some guidelines are required to develop services that can be aggregated into multiple solutions. The service composability principle provides design considerations that help towards designing composable services with a view to encourage service reuse as much as possible; the guidelines provided by this principle prepare the service so that it is ready to participate in service compositions without requiring any further design changes. The application of the service composability principle requires designing services so that they can be used in a service composition either as a service that controls other services, i.e. a controller service, or as a service that provides functionality to other services in the composition without further composing other services, i.e. a composition member. For the service to provide this dual functionality, the service contract must be designed so that it presents functionality based on varying levels of input and output data. In case if it is required to participate as a composition member usually the input parameters to the service would be more fine grained as compared to the situation when it is required to participate as a composition controller.

A reused service must be as stateless as possible so that it can provide optimum performance when composed within multiple service compositions. The effectiveness of this principle depends upon the extent to which rest of the design principles have been applied successfully; the application of the standardized service contract principle makes the services interoperable with others, helps to keep the composition design simpler by avoiding the need to perform runtime data model transformation. By applying the service loose coupling principle, a service could be recomposed with the confidence that it would not create any form of negative coupling with the other service in the composition; the application of the service autonomy and the service statelessness principles increase the reliability and availability of the service so that it be reused in multiple service compositions with increased confidence. For the service to be an efficient service controller as well as a service member, the underlying technology architecture needs to provide a runtime environment, scalable and can support the statelessness required by the service.

As the service compositions increase in size, the storage and retrieval of the context data, related to the runtime interaction of the services, may need to be delegated to the runtime environment instead of the services managing this context data to make the service composition more efficient. As more and more service compositions are built, there is a tendency of getting dependent on a service, reused; this requires careful analysis during the design of the service compositions and considering alternate standby services for critical functionality. On the other hand, it may become difficult to evolve a service, now become a part of multiple service compositions; this could be addressed by the application of the Concurrent Contracts design pattern that advocates maintaining multiple concurrent contracts for a service. This way the service can evolve; some of the factors that determine the composability potential of a service include: Ability to provide functionality at different levels within a business process.

Message Exchange pattern Whether the service supports transactions and rollback/compensation features. Support for exception handling; the availability of meta-data about service capabilities and behavior. Kjell-Sverre Jerijærvi. SOA Contract Maturity Model. Date accessed: 21 April 2010. Mauro. Et al. Service Oriented Device Integration - An Analysis of SOA Design Patterns. Pp. 1–10, 2010 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2010. Date accessed: 8 April 2010. Dino Esposito; the HTML Message Pattern. Date accessed: 21 April 2010. Service-orientation Principles Anne Thomas Manes; the SOA Manifesto. Date accessed: 21 April 2010. Wojciech Cellary, Sergiusz Strykowski. E-Government Based on Cloud Computing and Service-Oriented Architecture. Date accessed: 22 April 2010. Sun, L. Dong, H. Hussain, F. K. Hussain, O. K. Chang, E.: Cloud service selection: State-of-the-art and future research directions. Journal of Network and Computer Applications 45 pp. 134-150. Date accessed: 16 June 2015

Todd Bender

Todd Bender is an American skeet shooter from Alpharetta, Georgia. He attended Trinity University from 1979 to 1982, receiving a B. S. in Business Administration. He won three straight National Collegiate Shooting Championship titles, from 1979 through 1981, was a member of the United States national team for competition at the 1979 and 1981 World Championships. While on the shooting team at Trinity, Todd received instruction from Trinity shooting coach, "Colonel" Tom Hanzel. Over the years he has compiled 20 NSSA World Championships and been named to a record 27 consecutive Men’s First All-American Teams, he holds the highest average in skeet history.9972 HOA Average on 5750 targets. In international competition, Todd won the Canadian Open in 1998, the English Open 2003, the Australian Nationals in 2008.. Todd won the 2011 New Zealand 12g National Doubles and O/A High Gun. Todd was named the first Master Instructor for the National Skeet Shooting Association, has been trained by the UK’s Clay Pigeon Shooting Association and is an Honorary Fellow in England’s Institute of Clay Shooting Instructors.

Todd is recognized as the leading authority in shooting instruction. For 15 years, his series of best-selling DVDs have set the standard for instructional shooting videos within the industry. Todd was inducted into the National Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame in 1999, in the same year was inducted into the first class of Trinity University’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Today, Todd Bender competes, is a shooting coach, authors articles on the subject for the Skeet Shooting Review, Shotgun Sports and Clay Shooting UK. 2. Http://