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A webcast is a media presentation distributed over the Internet using streaming media technology to distribute a single content source to many simultaneous listeners/viewers. A webcast may either be distributed live or on demand. Webcasting is "broadcasting" over the Internet; the largest "webcasters" include existing radio and TV stations, who "simulcast" their output through online TV or online radio streaming, as well as a multitude of Internet only "stations". Webcasting consists of providing non-interactive linear streams or events. Rights and licensing bodies offer specific "webcasting licenses" to those wishing to carry out Internet broadcasting using copyrighted material. Webcasting is used extensively in the commercial sector for investor relations presentations, in e-learning, for related communications activities. However, webcasting does not bear much, if any, relationship to web conferencing, designed for many-to-many interaction; the ability to webcast using cheap/accessible technology has allowed independent media to flourish.

There are many notable independent shows that broadcast online. Produced by average citizens in their homes they cover many interests and topics. Webcasts relating to computers and news are popular and many new shows are added regularly. Webcasting differs from podcasting in that webcasting refers to live streaming while podcasting refers to media files placed on the Internet; the earliest graphically-oriented web broadcasts were not streaming video, but were in fact still frames which were photographed with a web camera every few minutes while they were being broadcast live over the Internet. One of the earliest instances of sequential live image broadcasting was in 1991 when a camera was set up next to the Trojan Room in the computer laboratory of the University of Cambridge, it provided a live picture every few minutes of the office coffee pot to all desktop computers on that office's network. A couple of years its broadcasts went to the Internet, became known as the Trojan Room Coffee Pot webcam, gained international notoriety as a feature of the fledgling World Wide Web.

In 1996 an American college student and conceptual artist, Jenny Ringley, set up a web camera similar to the Trojan Room Coffee Pot's webcam in her dorm room. That webcam photographed her every few minutes while it broadcast those images live over the Internet upon a site called JenniCam. Ringley wanted to portray all aspects of her lifestyle and the camera captured her doing everything – brushing her teeth, doing her laundry, having sex with her boyfriend, her website generated millions of hits upon the Internet, became a pay site in 1998, spawned hundreds of female imitators who would use streaming video to create a new billion dollar industry called camming, brand themselves as camgirls or webcam models. One of the earliest webcast equivalent of an online concert and one of the earliest examples of webcasting itself was by Apple Computer's Webcasting Group in partnership with the entrepreneurs Michael Dorf and Andrew Rasiej. Together with David B. Pakman from Apple, they launched the Macintosh New York Music Festival from July 17–22, 1995.

This event audio webcast concerts from more than 15 clubs in New York City. Apple webcast a concert by Metallica on June 10, 1996 live from Slim's in San Francisco. In 1995, Benford E. Standley produced one of the first audio/video webcasts in history. On October 31, 1996, UK rock band Caduseus broadcast their one-hour concert from 11 pm to 12 midnight at Celtica in Machynlleth, Wales, UK – the first live streamed audio and simultaneous live streamed video multicast – around the globe to more than twenty direct "mirrors" in more than twenty countries. In September 1997, Nebraska Public Television started webcasting Big Red Wrap Up from Lincoln, Nebraska which combined highlights from every Cornhusker football game, coverage of the coaches' weekly press conferences, analysis with Nebraska sportswriters, appearances by special guests and questions and answers with viewers. On August 13, 1998, it is believed the first webcast wedding took place, between Alan K'necht and Carrie Silverman in Toronto Canada.

On October 22, 1998, the first Billy Graham Crusade was broadcast live to a worldwide audience from the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Florida courtesy of Dale Ficken and the WebcastCenter in Pennsylvania. The live signal was broadcast via satellite to PA encoded and streamed via the BGEA website; the first teleconferenced/webcast wedding to date is believed to have occurred on December 31, 1998. Dale Ficken and Lorrie Scarangella wed on this date as they stood in a church in Pennsylvania, were married by Jerry Falwell while he sat in his office in Lynchburg, Virginia. All major broadcasters now have a webcast of their output, from the BBC to CNN to Al Jazeera to UNTV in television to Radio China, Vatican Radio, United Nations Radio and the World Service in radio. On November 4, 1994, Stef van der Ziel distributed the first live video images over the web from the Simplon venue in Groningen. On November 7, 1994, WXYC, the college radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill became the first radio station in the world to broadcast its signal over the internet.

Translated versions including Subtitling are now possible using SMIL Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language. A wedcast is a webcast of a wedding. Allows family and friends of the couple to watch the wedding in real time on the Internet, it is sometimes used for weddings in exotic locations, such as Cancun and the Riviera Maya, Hawaii or the Caribbean, for which it is expensive or difficult for people to travel to see the wedding in person. Webca

William Faloon

William “Bill” Faloon is an author, life extensionist, co-founder of the Life Extension Foundation, the Church of Perpetual Life, the FDA Holocaust Museum. Faloon was born to a Presbyterian family and at age 8, was told by his mother that everyone dies, an idea he refused to believe, sparking his interest in human immortality. At age 13, a local newspaper article about Robert Ettinger aroused his interest in the prospect of cryonics. After learning of Alcor Life Extension Foundation, at age 15, Faloon decided to take a life insurance policy out on himself, naming his mother as the beneficiary so that if he died, she could use those funds to cryogenically preserve him. Faloon pursued his higher education at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, completing a one-year mortuary science program, in hopes of being able to cryopreserve others. A few years around 1974, he moved to South Florida to assist in the setup of Neptune Society. In 1977, Faloon and Saul Kent co-founded the Florida Cryonics Association as a way to promote cryopreservation research.

In 1980, the organization transformed into not only funding research and promoting their cause through a monthly newsletter, but selling and manufacturing supplements after receiving $100,000 from Stephen Ruddel, a real estate tycoon. After Faloon's appearance on Merv Griffin's show in 1982, his popularity, that of his company, rose exponentially; as the success of his business rose, so did the attention of the local Hollywood police and in 1986, the SWAT team raided Ruddel's office, where cocaine was found and Ruddel pled guilty to drug-possession charges. This did not deter Faloon or Kent, who continued selling nutritional supplements through their warehouse, on February 26, 1987, the FDA raided Life Extension's office and warehouse, seizing all of their supplements, claiming that the company was selling unapproved drugs to consumers. On November 7, 1991, another raid, this time on Life Extension's Arizona facility, landed both Faloon and Kent in jail on over two dozen counts of conspiring and importing unapproved drugs.

They were both released the next day on a $825,000 bond each

Jan-Baptist Verlooy

Jan-Baptist Chrysostomus Verlooy was a Flemish jurist and politician from the Southern Netherlands. Verlooy belonged to a family of local notables who owned extensive possessions and of whom some were invested with prominent power. An official document bearing 21 June 1720 as a definite date, bears testimony to the fact that his grandfather, Jan Verlooy, was a royal and hereditary notary. Grand father Jan occupied the position of Secretary in Houtvenne; this position might have provided him with a degree of respectability, proved by the fact that one of his grand children, Jan Frans Verlooy, referred to it when he applied to be a notary in the Chancery of Brabant in 1775. One can read in the assessment preceding his appointment that he descended from respectable parents, that his grand father was Secretary of Oosterwijk and that the family of his mother were one of the most honourable from the Campine. Grand father Verlooy was buried in the church of Houtvenne a privilege for the upper class.

Jan Baptist Chrysostomus’ father, Jan Frans Verlooy, was Secretary in Houtvenne. If it is true that he was involved in agriculture as well, this seems to be confirmed by the census in 1755 he would not have been able to spend much time in this business; this can be deduced from the hundreds of pages in folio that he wrote while in service at his commune and which turn up in the registers of the municipal archives in Houtvenne, now in the state archives in Antwerp. He was mentioned various times in the journal of the priests of Houtvenne, now and as Mr. Secretary Verlooy; the farmhouse he lived in, the so-called "Kauberg Schrans" was an impressive building. Situated to the north of the village, it belonged to the red brick construction of the hamlet "the Pig Market" or "the Square", it was surrounded to the outside contiguous to the brick Saint Anne Chapel. Jan Frans Verlooy carried responsibility for a large household. Ten children came from his first marriage with Anna Maria Meeus. Out of his second marriage on 14 January 1744 with Anna Wouters, came eight descendants.

The second child from his second marriage was Jan Baptist Chrysostomus. Jan Frans Verlooy was buried on 1 September 1773 and his wife Anna Wouters was buried on 17 October 1764, it would seem that Verlooy’s immediate ancestors could be considered to be among the notables of their village. In 1766 Verlooy went to Leuven to study law at the University. In 1774 he settled in Brussels and a year he took the oath as a solicitor to the Brabant Counsel. In 1781 he published the Codex Brabanticus, a judicial manual about the laws valid in the Duchy of Brabant; the study bears testimony to his democratic and rationalist state of mind, as well as to his attachment to Brabant. In 1785 he wrote Emperor Joseph II in Vienna a letter denouncing the disregard of the Dutch language. Verlooy’s most influential study on this subject appeared only two years later: the clandestine Essay on the disregard of the native language in the Netherlands, his point of view was one of a democrat. He regretted the worrisome situation of culture and literature in the Netherlands.

He noticed that the Netherlands couldn’t compete in cultural matters with the French, the English, the Germans and the Italians, because the upper class and the intellectuals while adopting French neglected the language of the people, Dutch. This phenomenon first occurred when the Burgundian dukes ruled over the Netherlands and it reached its climax in Brussels, where the native language of 95% of the population was and remained nonetheless Dutch. Verlooy noticed that some Flemings pretended to speak Dutch only poorly to make believe they had been educated in French; the writings of intellectuals who wrote in French but had French as a second language couldn’t compete with those by native French speakers, the result being that the writing style in French of the first was inferior to that of the latter. Verlooy considered the Dutch native language therefore as the only language in which the people could be cultivated and made to think for themselves. People should be aware of their history, the value of their language and their ancient democratic institutions.

The language of a small people could be predestined for an important future. The awakening of the national sentiment would result in a political renaissance. Therefore, where Dutch is the language of the people, French should no longer be the language of the upper class, the intellectuals and the scientists in Brussels. One could consider the prohibition of all education in French. Fairytales in the primary section should be substituted by lectures treating subjects such as history and laws and charters of the Netherlands. In the secondary section, the French and Greek language would be optional, while as much time and care for the study of Dutch as that for the study of Latin would be taken; this whole programme would be accomplished by a mighty social class ready to claim its rights: the bourgeoisie, a class which will hav

Sharin Foo

Sharin Foo is a Danish musician and singer playing in the rock group The Raveonettes. On November 11, 1973, Foo was born as Sharin Foo in Djursland, in Denmark. Foo was raised in a hippy commune. Foo's father is musician Kim Tai Foo, a second-generation Danish-Chinese who played in the Danish folk-rock band Djursland Spillemænd. At an early age, Foo spent time in India studying the musical traditions of qawwali; when Foo returned to Denmark, she got involved in the local punk scene and met Sune Rose Wagner in Copenhagen in 2001. They formed The Raveonettes and recorded their debut album, the EP Whip It On, in 2002 for the Crunchy Frog label, of Denmark. Rolling Stone editor David Fricke's positive review of their performance at the 2002 Spot music festival held in Denmark resulted in a number of offers from major recording labels, they signed with Sony Records and released their first full-length album, Chain Gang of Love, on the Columbia label, in 2003. The group, since its inception, has been touring in various line-ups around Wagner & Foo.

Foo married of the experimental rock band Autolux. They have one daughter, Molly Foo Edwards, born on September 13, 2008; the couple divorced in August of the same year. Foo's sister, Louise, is a musician and singer, in the group Giana Factory, the collective Ohmarymary. Louise Foo toured with The Raveonettes in the summer of 2008, replacing for some dates her sister who had to avoid stage work in order to better conclude her pregnancy, on doctor's orders. In 2011, Sharin Foo acted. In 2012, along with graphic designer Camilla Hjerl who's from Denmark, Foo opened Hurra!, an online shop and blog that "curates and sells a selection of Danish art and design objects," which led, in 2013, to a pop-up shop in Venice, California. In 2015, she competed in the Danish version of Dancing With The Stars along with dancing partner Frederik Nonnemann, they were voted out on the 6th week of the competition. Foo lives in Los Angeles, with her daughter. Sharin Foo on IMDb My Space official page Facebook official page


The AristoMedia Group is a Nashville-based, independent entertainment marketing/media/promotion firm representing country music artists and industry clients. The company was founded in 1980 by Jeff Walker. Primary services The AristoMedia Group provides include: Christian and Country video promotion, secondary radio promotion, dance club venue marketing and promotion, new media services, entertainment publicity and video content/EPK distribution; the AristoMedia Group is comprised of the following branded divisions and services: Aristo PR, AristoVision, AristoVideo, AristoWorks, The Goodland Group, Jeff Walker & Associates, Marco Music Group, Marco Club Connection, The Goodland Group and DownCast. 1980 Aristo Music Associates formed as publicity and PR firm 1984 Expanded to include Country music video promotion department 1989 Branding changed to AristoMedia. 2009 In partnership with Travis Television Productions, co-developed the DownCast service, a video content and electronic press kit distribution service.

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Nederrijn is the name of the Dutch part of the Rhine from the confluence at the town of Angeren of the cut-off Rhine bend of Oude Rijn and the Pannerdens Kanaal. The city of Arnhem lies on the right bank of the Nederrijn, just past the point where the IJssel branches off; the Nederrijn flows on from where it continues as the Lek. The once-important but now small Kromme Rijn branch carries the name "Rhine" towards the city of Utrecht. In order to regulate the distribution of drainage between the different branches of the Rhine, several dams have been constructed. If the dams are closed, there is little flow in the Nederrijn and most of the water is drained by the IJssel. Bridges over the Nederrijn are in Heteren and Rhenen. Ferries are found near Doorwerth, Opheusden and Amerongen. In 1530, the Rhine near Arnhem was moved, a project, completed in 1536; the city, which originated along the St. Jansbeek, could develop better now that it was closer the river, was more defended against Habsburg expansionism into Guelders.

Lower Rhine Rhine delta