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5th Destroyer Flotilla

The British 5th Destroyer Flotilla known as the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla was a naval formation of the Royal Navy from 1910 to 1942 and again from 1947 to 1951. The flotilla was formed in February 1910 and disbanded in 1942, its first commander was Captain Herbert E. Holmes-à-Court and its final commander was Captain Llewellyn V. Morgan; the flotilla was reactivated in March 1947 until December 1951. In January 1952 it was re-designated 5th Destroyer Squadron. Note: Command structure organizational changes took place within Royal Navy post war period the term Flotilla was applied to a tactical unit until 1951 which led to the creation of three specific Flag Officers, Flotillas responsible for the Eastern and Mediterranean fleets the existing destroyer flotillas were re-organized now as administrative squadrons. Incomplete list of post holders included: Captain Herbert Edward Holmes à Court, 8 February, 1910 Captain Noel Grant, 20 December, 1910 – 20 December, 1912 Captain Edward G. Lowther-Crofton, 1 May, 1912 ] – 27 January, 1914 Captain Charles P. R. Coode, 1 February, 1914 – 15 May, 1917 Captain F. Clifton Brown, 30 May, 1917 – 15 August, 1917 Captain George K. Chetwode, 15 August, 1917 Captain Kerrison Kiddle, 1 March, 1919 – 1 October, 1919 Captain Theodore E. J. Bigg, 25 June, 1921 – 16 August, 1922 Captain Cyril St. C.

Cameron, 16 August, 1922 – 30 April, 1924 Captain Edward O. B. S. Osborne, 28 April, 1924 Commander Reginald V. Holt, January, 1925 – 8 February, 1925 Captain Edward O. B. S. Osborne, 10 February, 1925 Captain Kenneth MacLeod, 1 April, 1925 – 4 July, 1926 Captain James V. Creagh, 11 May, 1925 – 10 October, 1925 Captain Lewis G. E. Crabbe, 4 July, 1926 – 16 August, 1927 Captain Lewis G. E. Crabbe, June, 1927 Captain Frank Elliott, 16 August, 1927 – 16 August, 1929 Captain Ronald H. C. Hallifax, 16 August, 1929 – 16 August, 1931 Captain Geoffrey R. S. Watkins, 16 August, 1931 – 24 April, 1933 Captain Arthur L. St. G. Lyster, 11 November, 1932 – 30 April, 1935 Captain Harold M. Burrough, 30 April, 1935 – 16 June, 1937 Captain Llewellyn V. Morgan, 16 June, 1937 – 1 May, 1939 Included:, Home Fleet from March 1947 5th Destroyer Flotilla HMS Solebay HMS Cadiz HMS Gabbard HMS St. James HMS St. Kitts HMS Sluys, Home Fleet 1947 5th Destroyer Flotilla HMS Solebay HMS Cadiz HMS Gabbard HMS St. James HMS St. Kitts HMS Sluys, Home Fleet 1948 5th Destroyer Flotilla HMS Solebay HMS Cadiz HMS Gabbard HMS St. James HMS St. Kitts HMS Sluys, Home Fleet 1949 5th Destroyer Flotilla HMS Solebay HMS Cadiz HMS Gabbard HMS St. James HMS St. Kitts HMS Sluys, Home Fleet 1950 5th Destroyer Flotilla HMS Solebay HMS Cadiz HMS Gabbard - HMS St. James - HMS St. Kitts HMS Sluys, Home Fleet 1951 5th Destroyer Flotilla HMS Solebay HMS Cadiz - replaced by HMS Gabbard HMS St. Kitts - replaced by HMS St. James HMS Sluys Harley, Simon.

"Fifth Destroyer Flotilla - The Dreadnought Project". Harley and Lovell. Whitby, Michael. Commanding Canadians: The Second World War Diaries of A. F. C. Layard. Vancouver, Canada: UBC Press. ISBN 9780774840378; the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla on Patrol and Carrying Out Gunnery Practice at Sea. January 1941, On Board HMS Kashmir. Flotilla Leader HMS KellyY with her Flotilla For The First Time Since Her Refit". Imperial War Museums. Imperial War Museum UK

Musical America

Musical America is the oldest American magazine on classical music, first appearing in 1898 in print and in 1999 online, at It is published by Performing Arts Resources, LLC, of New Jersey. Musical America's first issue was on October 8, 1898, its founder was John Christian Freund, who with Milton Weil founded The Music Trades magazine in 1893. Thirty-six issues appeared until June 24, 1899, covering music and the arts. In 1899 the publication was discontinued for six years due to a lack of financial resources, it reappeared as a weekly from November 18, 1905, until 1929 focusing on classical music. In 1921 Musical America published the first "Guide," which evolved into the International Directory of the Performing Arts, now the Musical America Directory. After John Freund died in 1924, Milton Well, Freund's business partner continued the publication. In June 1927, Musical America consolidated with five other prominent trade publications to form a new company named Trade Publications, Inc. headed by Walter Howey and Verne Hardin Porter.

Included were its sister publication, The Music Trades, The American Architect, The Barbers' Journal, Beauty Culture, Perfumers' Journal. Shields & Company was the investment banking firm. Musical America subsequently began diversifying with articles about jazz, dance and records. Trade Publications, Inc. filed for bankruptcy in 1929. After some 30 years of relative stability, effective January 1, 1960, John Majeski retired and sold Musical America and The Music Trades to Music Publications, Ltd. a newly formed corporation headed by two editors from Musical America, Theodate Johnson and Ronald Eyer. Johnson, sister of the architect, Philip Johnson, continued as director of artists relations and Eyer continued as editor-in-chief. In 1964, Music Publications, Ltd. sold the magazine and the annual directory to High Fidelity magazine, a subsidiary of Billboard Publications, the owners of Billboard magazine. High Fidelity incorporated the newly acquired publication as an additional insert inside certain editions of High Fidelity that were mailed to subscribers who had paid an additional fee.

During this time, the Musical America was not available in the copies of High Fidelity that were sold at newsstands, but only in certain copies available only by subscription. This business arrangement continued after High Fidelity was sold to ABC Consumer Magazines in 1974. ABC continued this publishing arrangement until 1986 when ABC decided it needed to revive Musical America as a separate monthly publication to fight back against the loss of readership caused by the founding of a new competing classic music publication by a James R. Oestreich called Opus. Oestreich was a former High Fidelity classic music editor, fired in 1983 for protesting the cutbacks in classic music coverage in High Fidelity/Musical America. In protest to Oestreich dismissal, several noted classic music editors resigned in mass to join Oestreich at his new publication; the reintroduction of the first separate issue of Musical America in 1987 was mishandled by ABC since ABC did not provide copies for distribution at newsstands in many major cities.

Although Musical America's tenure at ABC was not impressive, it avoided High Fidelity's fate of being sold to Diamandis and remained with ABC until 1991 when it was sold to media investor Gerry M. Ritterman. During most of this time, Shirley Fleming served as the magazine's editor from 1967-1991. Faced with declining sales and rising costs, Ritterman tried to turn the magazine around by firing the entire editorial staff and implementing cost saving measures, but was unsuccessful. A few months he announced that he was shutting down the magazine with the publication of the January/February 1992 issue being the last. However, Ritterman said he was going to continue to publish the lucrative Annual Directory, a separate publication that followed the magazine in its journey through several change of ownership. Ritterman kept the Annual Directory for two more years before selling it, along with the entire directory division, in 1994 to K-III Communications renamed Primedia. Under Primedia, the Annual Directory announced in December 1998 the launch the following year of website

This publishes 25 news stories per week and since April 2004 has been issuing a weekly newsletter. Primedia sold Musical America as part of its directories division to Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. in October 2000. Commonwealth Business Media was itself acquired for $152 million in 2006 by United Business Media plc. Musical America has been owned and published by Performing Arts Resources, LLC, of New Jersey, since February 2013. Freund and Weil used Musical America to promote it. After Freund's death, Weil took over Musical America as editor. On December 11, 1925, Weil, on behalf of Musical America, announced a $3,000 prize for the best symphonic work, with a contest closing date December 31, 1926, but extended to April 1, 1927; the contest was open to native or naturalized. The contest elevated its winner, Ernest Bloch, a Swiss-born American, into the international spotlight and raised international acclaim for American music and its composers. Bloch's work, America, an Epic Rhapsody, was premiered on December 20, 1928, in six American cities: San Francisco, Ann Arbor, New York and Los Angeles.


SDS 9 Series

The SDS 9 Series computers are a backward compatible line of transistorized computers produced by Scientific Data Systems in the 1960s and 1970s. This line includes the SDS 910, SDS 920, SDS 925, SDS 930, SDS 940, the SDS 945; the SDS 9300 is an extension of the 9xx architecture. The 1965 SDS 92 is an incompatible 12-bit system built using monolithic integrated circuits; the 910 and 920 were first shipped in August, 1962. The 9300 was announced in June, 1963; the 925 and 930 were announced in 1964. The 940 was announced in 1965, the 945 in 1968; the 9 series was replaced by the SDS Sigma series. All systems are 24-bit single address machines. Programmer-accessible registers are A, B, X, P, plus an overflow indicator; the 9300 has three index registers X1 through X3 which can be used as base registers to allow access to memory above 16K words. The W and Y registers are used for input/output. Maximum address space is 214 or 16,384 words on the 910 and 920. Fixed point data is 24-bits, two's big-endian.

Floating point is implemented in software using "programmed operators", except on the SDS 9300 which has hardware floating point. All floating point data is 48 bits, Single precision uses a 24-bit signed fraction and a 9-bit signed exponent, double precision uses a 39-bit fraction and a 9-bit exponent. Both the exponent and the fraction are stored in big-endian twos-complement format; the binary point is assumed to be left of the high-order bit of the fraction. The value of the number is F * 2E, where F is the E is the exponent; the floating point formats are: Double precision floating point +-+-----------------------+ |±| Fraction | high-order word +-+-----------+-+---------+ | frac |±|exponent | low-order word +-------------+-+---------+ bit 0 1 2 5 3 High-order word: bit 0 fraction sign bits 1-23 high-order part of fraction Low-order word: bits 0-14 low-order part of fraction bit 15 exponent sign bits 16-23 exponent Single precision floating point +-+-----------------------+ |±| Fraction | high-order word +-+-----------+-+---------+ | not used |±|exponent | low-order word +-------------+-+---------+ bit 0 1 2 5 3 The format is the same as double precision except that only 24 bits of fraction are used.

For address generation, indexing, if specified, is performed before indirection. The word at the effective indirect address is decoded as if it were an instruction, allowing an indirect address to specify indirection or indexing. Multiple levels of indirect addressing are allowed; the programmed operator facility allows the instruction code field to indicate a call to a vector of subroutine addresses. The six bit instruction code allows up to 64 programmed operators. If the P bit is set, an instruction code of xx is treated as a call to location 1xx; the location of the POP instruction is saved in location zero. Bit zero of location zero is set to the current value of the overflow indicator and the indicator is reset. Bit 9 of location zero is set to'1'b to indicate an indirect address, allowing the programmed operator routine to indirectly access the data specified in the address of the POP instruction. Main memory on the 910 is 2048 to 16384 words of magnetic-core memory with a cycle time of 8 μs.

A fixed-point add instruction takes 16 μs, a fixed-point multiply takes 248 μs. Two hardware interrupts are standard with up to 896 more optional; the instruction format for the 910 and 920 systems is as follows: +-+-+-+------+-+--------------+ |0|X|P|Opcode|I| Address | +-+-+-+------+-+--------------+ 1 2 bit 0 1 2 3 8 9 0 3 Bits 0-2 are called the "tag" Bit 0 is always zero. Bit 1' 1' b indicates. Bit 2' 1' b indicates. Bits 3-8 is the instruction programmed-operator id. Bit 9'1'b indicates that the operand address shall be indirected recursively. Bits 10-23 Contain the operand address; the SDS 910 weighed about 900 pounds. Main memory on the 920 is 4096 to 16384 words of magnetic core memory; the fixed-point add time is the same as the 910, but the fixed-point multiply is twice as fast at 128 μs. The 920 can have up to 1024 priority interrupts; the 920 weighed about 1,000 pounds. The 930 offers a "memory extension system". Two 3-bit "Extend Memory Registers", called EM2 and EM3, are provided which can be loaded with a value to be used as the high-order three bits of the effective address.

Addresses 000008–177778 are always unmodified. If the high-order octal digit of the address in the instruction is two the contents of EM2 replaces the high-order digit in the effective address. To retain compatibility with earlier models; when the computer is started the value in EM2 is set to 2 and EM3 to 3, allowing programs to address the first 16384 words of memory. These registers can be loaded by the program; the program loader uses the high-order bit of the instruction, ignored by all models, as a flag indicating that the instruction being loaded is to be relocated. 930 memory has a cycle time of 1.75 μs. A fixed-point add takes 3.5 μs, a fixed-poin

Frederick Joseph Kinsman

Frederick Joseph Kinsman was an American Roman Catholic church historian, a bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church. From 1908 to 1919 he was Episcopal Bishop of Delaware. Kinsman was educated at St. Paul's School, New Hampshire, at Keble College, Oxford, he served in the following positions: Master of St. Paul's School Rector of St. Martin's Church, New Bedford, Massachusetts Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Berkeley Divinity School, Connecticut Professor of Ecclesiastical History, General Theological SeminaryHe was ordained deacon in Trinity Church of Paris by the Bishop of New Hampshire William Woodruff Niles on March 10, 1895, ordained priest on July 1, 1896 while serving as master at St Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire. On June 3, 1908, Kinsman was elected third Episcopal Bishop of Delaware, he received the required two-thirds majority on the first ballot in both the clergy and lay conventions. He was consecrated by Daniel Sylvester Tuttle assisted by Ozi W. Whitaker and William Woodruff Niles.

Kinsman was Episcopal Visitor of the Society of the Atonement, an Episcopalian religious community which became Roman Catholic. In 1918 he was one of the Protestant Episcopalian delegates at an ecumenical meeting with representatives of the Greek Orthodox Church in New York City. On May 14, 1919, Kinsman announced his intention to resign as Episcopal Bishop of Delaware the following October, he subsequently became a Roman Catholic. He was appointed professor of modern church history at The Catholic University of America. Kinsman lived the last eleven years of his life at the Marcotte Nursing Home in Lewiston and died there in 1944. Kinsman was the author of numerous works including: Principles of Anglicanism Catholic and Protestant Prayers for the Dead Issues before the Church Outlines of the History of the Church Salve Mater Trent: Four Lectures on Practical Aspects of the Council of Trent Americanism and Catholicism "St Cyprian", Sign Magazine 5; the Failure of Anglicanism Reveries of A Hermit Book review of Autobiography of Gilbert Keith Chesterton, Catholic Historical Review 23: 94-96.

Dugan, Edwin A. "Frederick Joseph Kinsman". Catholic World 159: 522-29. Lewis, Leicester C. " Salve Mater". Anglican Theological Review 3: 78-83. Riccio, Barry D. "American Catholic Thought in the Nineteen Twenties: Frederick Joseph Kinsman and George Shuster". In American Church: Essays on the Americanization of the Catholic Church, edited by David J. Alvarez. Moraga, CA: Saint Mary's College of California, 1979, 113-23. Documents by Kinsman from Project Canterbury New General Catalog of Old Books and Authors

The Arts & Science Undergraduate Society of Queen's University (ASUS)

The Arts & Science Undergraduate Society, otherwise known as ASUS, is the undergraduate student government for arts and science students at Queen's University in Canada. It seeks to enhance the educational experience of Arts & Science students in and out of the classroom, to offer a differentiated learning environment for undergraduate students, to represent and advocate on behalf of the student body to the faculty and administration; this academic and community oriented organization represents students of Arts and Science at Queen's University. Every year, ASUS offers over two-thousand full-time, part-time, honorarium based paid positions and volunteer opportunities to students, it was created to sponsor and choose athletes to compete against the University of McGill in athletics, but ASUS has grown far beyond this original purpose. ASUS was established in 1890 as the all-male Arts Society; the Arts Society was created by a group of students and took its current name in 1967 when the Arts Society merged with the all female Levana Society.

The Levana Society was founded in 1888, at a time when women were not given the same rights as male students. While its name has changed over the years, the fundamental purpose has remained consistent. ASUS seeks to enhance the educational experience of Arts & Science students in and out of the classroom and to represent and advocate on behalf of the student body to the faculty and administration; the Society is governed by an elected President & Vice President, who are responsible to the student body through the legislation of ASUS Assembly. The President & Vice President hire a council of 7 Commissioners and Officers who oversee a diverse range of committees. ASUS is the largest faculty society at Queen's University. ASUS represents over 12,000 undergraduate students and has more that 2,000 volunteer opportunities available for students to get involved in their undergraduate career. Queen's University Queen's Faculty of Arts and Sciences