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The Ceylon Chronicle

The Ceylon Chronicle was a short-lived English-language newspaper in Ceylon. The newspaper started on 3 May 1837 with Rev. Samuel Owen Glenie as editor. Rev. Glenie was the Anglican Colonial Chaplain of St. Paul's Church and Archdeacon of Colombo. Although owned by a group of civil servants, the newspaper took a pro-government stance and had the support of senior government officials. Governor Robert Wilmot-Horton, Treasurer Temple, Postmaster General George Lee, Acting Chief Justice Sergeant Rough, Auditor General Henry Marshall and Proctor Henry Staples all wrote for the newspaper; the Ceylon Chronicle was a counter-weight to The Observer and Commercial Advertiser which opposed the government. Rev. Glenie stepped down as editor after his bishop objected and was succeeded by Postmaster General George Lee; the newspaper ceased publication on 3 September 1837. The Chronicle′s printing press was bought by Mackenzie Ross who started The Ceylon Herald four days on 7 September 1838

Doña Bárbara (1943 film)

Doña Bárbara is a 1943 Mexican romantic drama film directed by Fernando de Fuentes and starring María Félix and Julián Soler. The film is based on the novel Doña Bárbara by Venezuelan author Rómulo Gallegos, who co-wrote the screenplay. Bárbara is an attractive woman raised on the rivers of Venezuela by her riverboat captain father, her mother was an Indian woman. She was madly in love with young Asdrúbal; some of the men who worked for her father killed her father. The bandits raped her and shot her boyfriend; this caused her to hate men, but at the same time sleeps with them to get. She becomes involved with Lorenzo Barquero, the owner of a cattle ranch, with whom she becomes pregnant and has a daughter named Marisela. Barbara steals Lorenzo's home and fortune and kicks both him and their daughter out, leaving them to fend for themselves with nothing. Santos is the only remaining son of the Luzardo family, he returns to his hacienda, planning to sell it. Undeterred, Santos sets out to educate young Marisela.

After Barbara sees one of her old rapists and kills him she decides that in order to gain back the peace and happiness, stolen from her that horrible night she must find and kill all five of her rapists. Doña Bárbara has a teenage daughter with Lorenzo Barquero, a former land baron that Doña Bárbara left broken and penniless, he is now an alcoholic. The girl, Marisela, is left to fend for herself, Doña Bárbara has no interest in her, though Juan Primito, a servant of Doña Bárbara's secretly looks after her. Marisela is discovered by Santos, who takes her and her father in, gives the girl education. Meanwhile, Doña Bárbara has become attracted to Santos, but when she finds that her own daughter is a rival for his affections, Doña Bárbara still looks for ways to ruin Santos. María Félix as Doña Bárbara Julián Soler as Santos Luzardo María Elena Marqués as Marisela Barquero Andrés Soler as Lorenzo Barquero Charles Rooner as Don Guillermo Agustín Isunza as Juan Primito Miguel Inclán as Melquiades Eduardo Arozamena as Melesio Sandoval Antonio R. Frausto as Antonio Sandoval Pedro Galindo as Nieves Paco Astol as Mujiquita Arturo Soto Rangel as Coronel Pernalete Manuel Dondé as Carmelito López Felipe Montoya as Balbino Paiba Luis Jiménez Morán as Pajarote Alfonso Bedoya as Peasant Doña Bárbara has been adapted into a 1975 Venezuelan telenovela, Doña Bárbara, as well as a 1998 Argentine film directed by Betty Kaplan.

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Multidata Systems International

Multidata Systems International is a maker of radiation therapy products based in St. Louis, Missouri, their major product lines include realtime dosimetry or RTD, which includes 3D water phantoms, Film dosimetry and air scanners. Since 2003, Multidata has been under a Consent Decree of Permanent Injunction entered by the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri for the US FDA; the consent decree prohibits the company from designing, manufacturing and distributing medical devices, among other restrictions. Multidata Systems was started in 1980 to provide medical physics solutions for radiation oncology; the RTD Real Time Dosimetry product line includes 1D and 3D water phantoms for measuring the output of a treatment machine as used in radiation therapy. Three-dimensional datasets are required for the commissioning of such treatment machines, for the subsequent modeling of the radiation beam in the treatment planning software and for the calculation of dose to be delivered. A water phantom or field analyzer may be used for periodical quality assurance measurements on an annual or semi-annual basis.

Other RTD equipment includes software and phantom accessories for a wide variety of quality assurance tasks in clinical radiation therapy, including the verification of treatment plans and tools for the documentation and comparison of delivered and planned dose. The DSS treatment planning system followed RTP-123 and RTP/2 as one of the most used treatment planning systems commercially available; the DSS was popular due to its speed and the transparency of its calculation methods. The RTSuite product was designed to integrate plan verification methods with other planning and dosimetry tools in one user interface; the software-driven MultiCut block mold cutting system is designed for cutting molds for the production of shielding blocks as used in radiation therapy. Founded in 1979 in St. Louis, Missouri by Arne Roestel, the company entered the market with the first computerized water phantom system while developing and building computers using the all new multi-tasking microprocessor technology.

The company name “Multidata” reflected this focus and its founder’s mission to develop the industry’s first desktop computer for microcomputer-controlled instrumentation. In 1982, the company introduced the first software-driven scanning system, obsoleting the external controller hardware required to interface with scanning instrumentation; the company collaborated to make radiation field datasets scanned with the dosimetry system compatible for use with the Memorial Sloan Kettering treatment dose calculation service, a project which evolved into its first own radiation treatment planning software, RTP-123, released in 1987. Subsequent product generations included DSS, DSS/2, DSS/3 3D for CRT and RTSuite. A software product of the company was involved in an accidental overexposure of patients in Panama in 2001 when the treatment planning software RTP/2 contributed to 28 patients receiving excessive amounts of radiation at the Instituto Oncologico Nacional in Panama City. A panel of experts designated by the International Atomic Energy Agency delivered a comprehensive report in August 2001, finding that the software permitted incorrect forms of data entry which in turn had led to miscalculation of treatment times.

Multidata began a recall and in-field correction of its radiation treatment planning software in September 2001 with the issue of a software correction and detailed description of the cause and circumstances of the incorrect data entry. Corporate websiteOn 6 March 2017, an attempt to retrieve this website returned: NOTICE: This domain name expired on 1/26/2017 and is pending renewal or deletion. On 6 February 2018, an attempt to retrieve this website returned a blank page that appeared to be parked by GoDaddy

Bakewell Glass

Bakewell Glass is nineteenth-century glassware from Pittsburgh, produced by a company founded by Benjamin Bakewell. Bakewell's company can be found under the names The Pittsburgh Glass Manufactory, Bakewell & Page and, Pears & Co. Bakewell glass built a reputation of being both luxurious and utilitarian during the 80 years it was in business. Records of Bakewell & Co are sparse due to the 1845 Pittsburgh fire that wiped out many of the company's early records and the last 40 years worth of records being thrown out when the business closed down in 1882; the company was founded by English businessman Benjamin Bakewell when he saw future success in the industry in the early 1800s. Bakewell came across a flint glasshouse for sale in 1808; the founders of that glasshouse, George Robinson and Edward Ensell, were unable to keep the business afloat. Bakewell employed Ensell as a glassblower. In the early days of the business, Benjamin Bakewell co-owned the glasshouse with his son Thomas and Benjamin Page.

Bakewell had a variety of partners throughout the life of the company, but his longest-lasting partnership was with John P. Pears; the business was named Pears and Co.. Bakewell's company had to compete with the perfected art of English glass styles and foreign imports; because Bakewell was born in England and worked as a merchant and importer of French goods before coming to America, he knew the European style. By 1809, he had hired skilled glassmakers, including Englishmen and Frenchmen, to better imitate English glass trends. Although the company produced practical glasswork for tables and apothecary equipment, it was renowned for its pressed/engraved patterns the pieces they made for prominent public figures or presidents. Greyhounds were a popular Bakewell design along with other typical images like lovebirds. Bakewell and company was rivaled by Boston & Sandwich and the Northeast Glass Co but gained fame by being first to make pieces of cut glass. Cut glass is glass requires high-quality ingredients.

Bakewell and Company gained fame because it began producing the first successful glassware containing lead oxide, known as lead crystal. The title for who made the first pressed glassware in America was contested among John P. Bakewell, Enoch Robinson, Henry Whitney. John P. Bakewell got a patent for "glass furniture" in 1825, in 1826, Robinson and Whitney got a patent for glass doorknobs. However, due the Patent Office fire on December 17, 1836, there are no records to show whether or not those were the first patents in that type of glassware or if there were more patents on certain glass products; the same year John P. Bakewell patented glass knobs, he developed the first glass-pressing machine for commercial use, resulting in reduced cost of pressed glass; the following year, Bakewell's company worked with Stourbridge Flint Glass Works to make glass affordable. Glass production in America began in 1608 when eight Europeans from the London Company were sent to teach the colonists the glass making process.

The Englishmen in Jamestown were the first to produce glass. Window glass, did not make an American appearance until about 1739, it would not be until the 1800s. At first, the majority of glass pieces found by historians were attributed to Sandwich, it was decided that the other glasshouses during that time had distributed a significant amount of glass that they had made with designs blatantly copied from Boston and Sandwich. Sandwich and the New England Glass Co were fierce competitors in distribution, it would not be until years that Bakewell's company would have a unique claim to fame; the district glasshouses, like the New England Glass Co, Pittsburgh glasshouses, others, were important in the growth of the country's glass industry because they experienced such growth. The glass industry grew from 10 glasshouses in 1800 to 33 glasshouses in 20 years. After 1880, glasshouses increased in size and began producing more variations in pieces using different techniques; the size growth of individual glasshouses cannot be said of all glasshouses.

There were, of course, a number of glasshouses that did not last long. The Saxon Sheet Glass Company in Boston, for example, only lasted six months in 1865. Technological advances take credit for the general uptake in the industry, such as advancements made in the furnaces used in the glassmaking process; this would result in a decrease in cost and time of production and subsequently an increase in consumption. An embargo in 1807 that prevented imports of foreign glass, spurred on a high demand for domestic glass. Along with the advancements in technology, the glass industry was discovering useful natural resource deposits in America: clay beds found in New Jersey and Pennsylvania meant another ingredient in certain glassmaking processes, available. Pittsburgh—home of Bakewell's company—had great coal deposits. Henry William Stiegel introduced the process of making lead glass to American in 1770, but the pieces resulting from that process were not consistent until Bakewell. Thus, Benjamin Bakewell became known as "the father of flint glass", or more "the father of the flint-glass business in this country".

It was common for glass companies to rely if not on table and window glass, but 73 glasshouses reported to be making flint and lime glassware during the late 19th century. By flint glass was special not because it was rare but because of its ingredients, it required red lead and the purest obtainable forms

Michael Bishop (sound engineer)

Michael Joseph Bishop is an American recording engineer and record producer. 1972–1978, Bishop worked as a recording and mastering engineer at Cleveland Recording Company, Ohio. 1978-1988, Bishop was a recording & mastering engineer and studio manager at Suma Recording Studios, Ohio. Bishop's first sessions for Telarc Records began in 1978 as a disk mastering engineer on the Lorin Maazel/Cleveland Orchestra direct-to-disk release: Direct From Cleveland, the first modern direct-to-disk orchestral recording. 1978-1988, Bishop worked as a freelance recording and mix engineer on a number of Telarc Records recording sessions. From 1988 to 2008, Bishop worked as the Chief Recording Engineer for Telarc Records, keeping Telarc at the technical forefront with 20- & 24-bit recording, surround recording, DTS surround releases, 192 kHz pcm recording, DSD recording technology, DVD-Audio releases, SACD releases. Concord Music Group closed Telarc's Production Department in December 2008, ending the run of the last full-service in-house production staff at a record label.

As of 2009, a few members of the original Telarc team, including Bishop, have created Five/Four Productions. Five/Four Productions - http://Recording. Pro He is the recipient of ten Grammy Awards: 1997: Best Engineered Album, Classical for Copland: The Music Of America 2002: Best Choral Performance for Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony 2002: Best Classical Album for Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony 2002: Best Engineered Album, Classical for Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony 2004: Best Choral Performance for Berlioz: Requiem 2006: Best Engineered Album, Classical for Elgar: Enigma Variations.