Olla Podrida: Julian Stockwin Newsletter, August 2011

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August 2011

[Olla-podrida: an affectionate 18th C term for a colourful medley of items]

There’s an anniversary theme in this issue. The Royal Australian Navy (in which Julian served) is celebrating its centenary year. And we’re featuring two historical events that both occurred in the month of August – the Battle of the Nile in 1798 – and the commissioning of HMS “Warrior” in 1861.

1 OYEZ! OYEZ!
2 FEATURE
3 WIT AND WISDOM OF THE SEA
4 JOTTINGS FROM JULIAN
5 CONTESTS
6 EDITOR’S CHOICE
7 AT THE GEORGIAN TABLE

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Harris Corporation to Develop Advanced Advertising Agency Platform Powered by Microsoft Dynamics AX

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Highlights:
• Harris signs agreement with Microsoft to develop advanced agency platform
• Microsoft Dynamics AX, a comprehensive ERP solution, simplifies the financial management needs of large marketing organizations
• New Harris agency platform will streamline business management for customers on a global level

MELBOURNE, Fla. and NEW YORK, July 20, 2011 — Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, and Microsoft have signed an agreement that enables Harris to develop an advanced advertising agency platform that meets the accounting needs of global marketing organizations.

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Details of last heats in inter-pub karaoke competition and annual Golf Classic in aid of Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat

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The summer long karaoke inter-pub competition in aid of Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat continues this weekend with contestants taking a last opportunity to qualify for the grand final at Garryvoe Hotel on Saturday, 30 July.

Shortts Bar in Castlemartyr will host their heat on Wednesday 20 July and hope they have the winning voice in their midst. Harty’s Bar in Cloyne will host their heat on Friday 22 July and the Long Point in Whitegate the following night, Saturday 23 July. The competition to date has been keen and a busy last few days for the heats is anticipated by the judges.

Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat fundraisers would like to remind golfers that there are still times available for their annual golf classic taking place on Wednesday 27 July at the East Cork Golf Club, Midleton. Any teams interested in entering or persons wishing to sponsor a tee box are asked to contact the event organiser, Sean McGrath, Ballycotton.

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Mystic Seaport A-Twitter Over “Moby-Dick”

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Melville’s Classic Novel Told 140 Characters at a Time

Mystic, Conn. – The 26th annual marathon reading of Herman Melville’s classic novel “Moby-Dick” aboard the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan will be live-tweeted by Mystic Seaport on the social media website Twitter.com. Mystic Seaport staff will stream a live video feed of the event and offer commentary and insight about the work.

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AUSMEPA’s Marine Pests and Threats Educational Program Completely Revised and Updated

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Mr. Michael Julian, Executive Director of the Australian Marine Environment Protection Association (AUSMEPA) announced today that the Marine Pests and Threats unit of work on the AUSMEPA website had been completely rewritten and brought up to date with current practices and knowledge in Australia and in line with international requirements established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship’s Ballast Water and Sediments 2004.

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NASA Space Shuttle, 1981 onwards (all models) Owners Workshop Manual

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When Haynes began to publish Owners’ Workshop Manuals for aircraft, it was an imaginative approach, following the format of their world famous vehicle Owners’ Workshop Manuals. Inevitably, the finished product did not provide the detail of the vehicle manuals. It was stretching the imagination to expect an aircraft owner to be able to carry out a complete servicing routine, using only the Haynes Manual. Given the history and the technology that led to the Space Shuttle, production of a 196 page book that does justice to the subject is a major achievement. The first 50 pages provide an effective and very well illustrated history leading to the Space Shuttle. The remaining pages provide an equally effective look at the technology and launches have been put together and how astronauts have lived in the Shuttle.

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Mystic Seaport Wants to See Your Tattoo!

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Mystic Seaport Wants to See Your Tattoo at Tattoos & Tallships Weekend

Two Days of Tattoo-Themed Activities for the Whole Family

 

Mystic, Conn. ~ Do you have a tattoo? Do you have a story to go with it? If so, Mystic Seaport wants to see you, and your tattoo, at the Tattoos & Tallships Weekend, July 16-17.

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