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William Cookworthy

William Cookworthy was an English Quaker minister, a successful pharmacist and an innovator in several fields of technology. He was the first person in Britain to discover how to make hard-paste porcelain, like that imported from China, he subsequently discovered china clay in Cornwall. In 1768 he founded a works at Plymouth for the production of Plymouth porcelain, he was born of Quaker parents in Kingsbridge, Devon on 12 April 1705. His father called William, was a weaver and his mother was Edith, the daughter of John and Margaret Debell of St Martin-by-Looe in east Cornwall: they had married in 1704, their children were: William was a bright child but his education was halted when his father died on 22 October 1718 and the family's investment in the South Sea Company failed in the autumn of 1720. William had been offered an apprenticeship, at no cost, by the Bevan Brothers, two Quaker apothecaries, with a successful business in London; as the family had no spare money, William walked to London to take up the offer and completed the apprenticeship.

He was taken into partnership. He moved to Plymouth, where he set up a pharmacy as Cookworthy; this flourished. He brought his brothers Philip and Benjamin into the partnership and bought out the Bevans' interest in 1745, he became prominent among Devon Quakers. Among his concerns was that Quakers should not tolerate their members trading in prize goods, as Quakers should not benefit from war. In 1735, he married a Quaker from Wellington in Somerset, they had five daughters: Lydia – 1736 Sarah – 1738 Mary – 1740 Elizabeth & Susannah – 1743 He was an associate of John Smeaton, who lodged at his house when he was engaged in building the third Eddystone Lighthouse. Cookworthy helped Smeaton with the development of hydraulic lime, essential to the successful building of the lighthouse. In 1767 Cookworthy, in conjunction with Rev Thomas Hartley, translated Emanuel Swedenborg's theological works, The Doctrine of Life, Treatise on Influx, Heaven and Hell, from Latin into English, his initial reaction to Swedenborg's works was one of disgust, but with persistence, he was convinced of their merits and was a persuasive advocate.

Hartley and Cookworthy visited Swedenborg at his lodgings in Clerkenwell shortly before Swedenborg's death. It is known that prior to his departure, Captain James Cook, Captain John Jervis, the naturalists Dr Solander and Sir Joseph Banks, were guests of Cookworthy. Rawlings, F H, "William Cookworthy, the Bristol connection.", Pharmaceutical historian, 23, p. 12, PMID 11639736 Selleck, A D, "William Cookworthy, an 18th century polymath.", Pharmaceutical historian, 9, pp. 8–12, PMID 11634368 Early New Church Worthies by the Rev Dr Jonathon Bayley Cookworthy's Plymouth and Bristol Porcelain by F. Severne Mackenna published by F. Lewis William Cookworthy 1705–1780: a study of the pioneer of true porcelain manufacture in England by John Penderill-Church, Bradford Barton

Ogyen Trinley Dorje

Ogyen Trinley Dorje written Urgyen Trinley Dorje (Wylie: U-rgyan'Phrin-las Rdo-rje. The Karmapa is head of one of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Born in Lhatok Township, Chamdo County, Tibet Autonomous Region, China, to nomadic parents, Ogyen Trinley Dorje is said to have identified himself to family members as the Karmapa early in childhood. Known as Apo Gaga, he was seven years old before he was recognized by a search party headed by the Tai Situpa, following instructions Situpa claims were left to him by the previous Karmapa in a prophetic letter hidden in a locket. Ogyen Trinley Dorje was installed at Tsurphu Monastery, the traditional seat of the Karmapa in Tibet, recognized by both the 14th Dalai Lama and the official sanction of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, who declared him to be a "living Buddha", the first time the China's communist government has confirmed a tulku. A year the Chinese announced during the UN-Human Rights Conference in Vienna, that they would train him in Tsurphu for his future task as successor of the Dalai Lama.

At the age of 14, he escaped to India through Nepal, arriving at the Tibetan exile quarters at McLeod Ganj on 5 January 2000. Ogyen Trinley Dorje had felt that he was unable to obtain in China the specialized instruction he needed to complete his studies and to realize his full spiritual authority, he resides near Dharamshala. From 15 May 15 to 2 June 2008, he made his first trip to the West, visiting several cities in the United States and was formally enthroned in the North American seat of the Karmapas at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra monastery in Woodstock, New York. All across the country, he gave multiple teachings on compassion and the environment, gave the reading transmission for a new form of ngöndro, bestowed several empowerments, including those of Avalokiteśvara and Padmasambhava, he spoke about the special challenges of the rapid pace of modern society, the virtues of the Internet as a tool for the study and practice of Buddhism. In July 2008 he requested permission to visit monasteries in Lahaul and Spiti district in Himachal Pradesh and in Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Government of India refused to allow these visits without giving a reason. It was speculated that the reason might have been that these areas are close to the border with China and that the 2008 Summer Olympics were approaching though the Karmapa had made it clear that he does not promote Tibetan independence and has no political stance on China. India allowed his tour, which began in Ladakh, followed by Lahaul and Spiti, including the famous Tabo Monastery. Requests to visit USA and Europe in 2010 were denied by the Indian government. On 9 July 2011, Dorje arrived back in the United States for his second visit. From 9 to 17 July, he participated in the Kalachakra initiation bestowed by the 14th Dalai Lama in Washington, D. C. traveled by train to his seat at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra and visited both his center in New Jersey and Hunter College in New York City, returning to India on 4 August. During his visit, he taught extensively on compassion, gave Refuge, bestowed the empowerments of both the Four-Armed and Thousand-Armed forms of Avalokiteśvara.

He granted an interview with Laurie Goodstein of The New York Times, published on 28 July 2011. As of October 2018, Ogyen Trinley Dorje was residing in the United States and had been outside of India continuously since May 2017. In 2018, in order to facilitate travel abroad, he became a citizen of the Caribbean nation of Dominica through a provision allowing citizenship through investment. On Oct. 10 and 11, 2018, in rural France, His Holiness Ogyen Trinley Dorje and His Holiness Trinley Thaye Dorje met each other in person for the first time. A joint statement by His Holiness OTD and His Holiness TTD was released on Oct. 11, 2018, via their respective websites, was circulated using various social media outlets. The notable event was subsequently reported by numerous secular media sources; the event prompted several reactions, including statements of support from H. H. Gyalwang Drugpa, H. E. Goshir Gyaltsap Rinpoche, H. E. Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, H. E. Beru Khyentse Rinpoche, H. E. Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche.

On Oct. 28, 2018, during a publicly webcasted video address, His Holiness Ogyen Trinley Dorje gave further explanation about his recent meetings with His Holiness Trinley Thaye Dorje in France, his reason/motivation for doing so. OTD expressed how the Karma Kamtsang forefathers and disciples maintained and propagated the teachings through study and practice. OTD related that this activity of ripening disciples is the essential heart of the Kagyu history, the majesty and the true weight of the Kagyu teachings, he said that we need to continue to uphold the Lineage by preserving these fine deeds and activities. However, OTD warned, if we instead spend most of our time being biased and partisan—this is dangerous. If we are partisan and factional, we won't see the faults on our own side, or the qualities on the other. We won't be able to recognize what is bad. OTD said: "For that reason, it is a situation where we must be careful. So this is why I asked His Holiness Thaye Dorje for a meeting this year."

Furthermore, OTD emphasized that whether reconciliation goes well or not does not depend upon only the two Holinesses

Lorne Greene

Lorne Hyman Greene was a Canadian actor, radio personality and singer. His television roles include Ben Cartwright on the western Bonanza, Commander Adama in the original science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica and Galactica 1980, he worked on the Canadian television nature documentary series Lorne Greene's New Wilderness, in television commercials. Greene was born Lyon Himan Green in Ottawa, Ontario to Russian Jewish immigrants and Daniel Green, a shoemaker, he was called "Chaim" by his mother, his name is shown as "Hyman" on his school report cards. In a biography of him, written by his daughter Linda Greene Bennett, she wrote that it was not known when he began using the name Lorne, nor when he added an "e" to Green. Greene was the drama instructor at Camp Arowhon, a summer camp in Algonquin Park, Canada, where he developed his talents. Greene began acting while attending Queen's University in Kingston, where he acquired a knack for broadcasting with the Radio Workshop of the university's Drama Guild on the campus radio station CFRC.

He gave up on a career in chemical engineering and, upon graduation, found a job as a radio broadcaster for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. During World War II Green served as a Flying officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force, he was assigned as the principal newsreader on the CBC National News. The CBC gave him the nickname "The Voice of Canada. During his radio days, Greene invented a stopwatch; as of the middle of September 2018, it was not known whether any production models of this stopwatch were made available in the United States. During his CBC radio career, Greene narrated documentary films, such as the National Film Board of Canada's Fighting Norway. After that career ended, Greene relocated to the United States. Katharine Cornell cast him twice in her Broadway productions. In 1953, he was cast in The Prescott Proposals. In that same year, she cast him in a verse drama by Christopher Fry, The Dark is Light Enough. Greene began appearing in isolated episodes on live television in the 1950s.

In 1953, he was seen in the title role of a one-hour adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello. In 1954 he made his Hollywood debut as Saint Peter in The Silver Chalice and made several more films and appearances on American television. In 1955 he starred in a British Canadian TV series. In 1955 he was Ludwig van Beethoven in an episode of the TV version of You Are There, appeared as Marcus Brutus in Julius Caesar at the Stratford Festival. In 1957, Greene played the prosecutor in Peyton Place; the first of his continuing TV roles was as the patriarch Ben "Pa" Cartwright in Bonanza. He garnered the role after his performance as O'Brien in the CBS production of Nineteen Eighty-Four. In the 1960s, Greene capitalized on his image as Benjamin "Pa" Cartwright by recording several albums of country-western/folk songs, which Greene performed in a mixture of spoken word and singing. In 1964, Greene had a #1 single on the music charts with his spoken-word ballad, "Ringo", got a lot of play time from "Saga of the Ponderosa", which detailed the Cartwright founding of the famous ranch.

In 1973, after the cancellation of Bonanza following a 14-year run, Greene joined Ben Murphy in the ABC crime drama, about a Los Angeles, police officer, Wade "Griff" Griffin, who retires to become a private detective. When it failed to gain sufficient ratings and was cancelled after 13 episodes, Greene thereafter hosted the syndicated nature documentary series Last of the Wild from 1974–75. In the 1977 miniseries Roots, he played the first master of John Reynolds. Through the 1970s, Greene was the spokesman for Alpo Beef Chunks dog food commercials, one of the possible origins of the phrase "Eating your own dog food". In 2007, TV Guide listed Ben Cartwright as the nation's second most popular TV Father. Greene was known for his role as Commander Adama, another patriarchal figure, in the science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica and Galactica 1980. Greene's typecasting as a wise father character continued with the 1981 series Code Red as a fire department chief, whose command includes his children as subordinates.

Greene appeared with his former Bonanza co-star Michael Landon on an episode of Highway to Heaven. Greene appeared with his former Bonanza co-star Pernell Roberts on a two-part episode of Vega$. In the 1980s Greene devoted his energies to wildlife and environmental issues, including hosting and narrating the nature series Lorne Greene's New Wilderness, a show that promoted environmental awareness, he appeared in the HBO mockumentary The Canadian Conspiracy, about the supposed subversion of the United States by Canadian-born media personalities. For nearly a decade, Greene co-hosted the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC with Betty White, he is fondly remembered as the founder of Toronto's Academy of Radio Arts. Greene was married twice, first to Rita Hands of Toronto (1938–1960, divorc