Lea Salonga

Maria Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga (* 22. Februar 1971 in Manila) ist eine philippinische Sängerin, Schauspielerin und Musicaldarstellerin.

Die ersten sechs Jahre ihres Lebens verbrachte Lea Salonga in Angeles City und zog dann mit ihren Eltern nach Manila. Sie ist die ältere Schwester des Komponisten Gerard Salonga. Auf den Philippinen begann Lea Salonga ihre Karriere als Kinderstar und gab ihr Debüt als Sängerin 1978. Ihr erstes Album Small Voice erschien 1981 und wurde auf den Philippinen mit Gold und Platin ausgezeichnet. 1988 nahm sie in New York an der Audition für das Musical Miss Saigon teil und erhielt die weibliche Hauptrolle für die Uraufführung 1989 in London. 1990 wurde sie für die Darstellung der Kim mit dem Laurence Olivier Award als beste Hauptdarstellerin in einem Musical ausgezeichnet. 1991 spielte sie die Kim auch bei der Broadwaypremiere und erhielt daraufhin auch den Tony Award. Zwischen 1989 und 2001 spielte sie die Kim regelmäßig in London, New York und auch in ihrer Heimat in Manila.

1992 übernahm sie für die Disney-Zeichentrickproduktion Aladdin den Gesangspart der Prinzessin Jasmine. Bei der Oscarverleihung 1993 erhielt der Film einen Oscar in der Kategorie Bester Song und Lea Salonga sang bei der Verleihungszeremonie. 1993 übernahm sie am Broadway die Rolle der Eponine in Les Misérables.

2001 spielte sie in der Fernsehserie Jung und Leidenschaftlich – Wie das Leben so spielt als Nachfolgerin von Ming-Na Wen die Rolle der Lien Hughes. 2002 kehrte Lea Salonga wieder für eine Premiere an den Broadway zurück und spielte eine Hauptrolle in dem Musical Flower Drum Song von Richard Rodgers und Oscar Hammerstein. Neben ihrer Gesangs- und Schauspieltätigkeit schreibt Lea Salonga seit 2008 Kolumnen für die philippinische Zeitung Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Lea Salonga heiratete 2004 in Los Angeles den chinesisch-japanischen Manager Robert Charles Chien und ist seit 2006 Mutter einer Tochter.

Guillaume de Vaudoncourt

Guillaume de Vaudoncourt (* 24. September 1772 in Wien; † 2. Mai 1845 in Passy) war ein französischer General und Kriegshistoriker.

Guillaume de Vaudoncourt, obwohl in Wien geboren, war das Kind französischen Eltern, erhielt seine Ausbildung in Berlin und Paris, wo er 1791 in ein Infanteriebataillon eintrat und 1797 von Bonaparte zum Befehlshaber über die Artillerie der Cisalpinischen Republik ernannt wurde, nach der Revolution vom 18. Brumaire in den französischen Generalstab versetzt und 1800 zum Obersten befördert. 1801 erhielt er den Oberbefehl über die Artillerie der Italienischen Republik, und 1805 half er Masséna die Erfolge an der Brenta und dem Tagliamento erringen.

1809 erhielt er ein Kommando in Tirol, 1812 machte er unter dem Vizekönig Eugen den russischen Feldzug mit, erkrankte aber auf dem Rückzug zu Wilna und geriet in russische Gefangenschaft. 1814 kehrte er nach Frankreich zurück und trat in die Dienste der Bourbonen. Während der Hundert-Tage-Herrschaft ernannte ihn Napoleon I. zum Inspektor der Nationalgarden im Elsass, weshalb er nach des Kaisers zweiter Abdankung flüchtete.

Von München aus, wo er ein Asyl gefunden hatte, begab er sich 1821 nach Piemont und war kurze Zeit Befehlshaber der dortigen konstitutionellen Armee, worauf er über Spanien nach England ging. 1825 nach Frankreich zurückgekehrt, aber im Militärdienst nicht wieder verwandt, starb er 2. Mai 1845 in Passy bei Paris.

Johnson Outdoors

Johnson Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ: ) produces outdoor recreational products such as watercraft, diving equipment, compasses and navigational products, and outdoor clothing.

The company is a component of Johnson Family Enterprises, previously known as Johnson Wax Associates, and grew out of diversification and acquisition efforts by S.C. Johnson during the 1970s. It became a profitable, self-sustaining outdoor equipment business known as Johnson Camping, Inc., later renamed Johnson Worldwide Associates (JWA).

The company acquired the Silva Company USA operations in 1973, followed by Silva Ltd. Canada in 1985. From 1980, JWA imported Swedish-made compasses manufactured by Silva Production AB (Silva Group) for sale in North America.

In 1996, a decision by Silva Production AB of the Silva Group parent to begin marketing its Swedish-made Silva brand compasses via a new distribution network in North America with Brunton, Inc. led to litigation the following year between JWA, which owned the North American Silva distribution network, and Silva Production AB, the Swedish manufacturer.

In 1998, JWA and Silva Production AB reached a settlement whereby JWA retained the exclusive right to sell compasses under the Silva brand in North America, made for JWA by other manufacturers. Silva Production AB retained the right to manufacture and sell compasses under its Silva trademark outside the United States and Canada. JWA also retained the rights to some product names such as Explorer, Polaris, Ranger, 1, 2, 3 and others commonly recognized in the U.S. and Canadian markets and popularized during the time Silva Production AB was manufacturing Silva-brand compasses for JWA. Silva Production AB was allowed to state on Nexus packaging and in the Nexus catalog that Nexus compasses are made by Silva Production AB, but did not retain the right to advertise this fact. As of 2008, JWA (now known as Johnson Outdoors, Inc.) was sourcing most of its Silva brand compasses from PT Uwatec Batam, an Indonesia-based wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson Outdoors, Inc. The discontinued Silva 424 Wrist Sighting Compass was made for Johnson Outdoors by Suunto Oy of Finland, while the Silva Lensatic 360 compass is made in Taiwan.

Healthways was a firm founded by Dick Klein which made scuba gear. It went bankrupt in 1963; its successor company is Scubapro. It was one of the five original USA diving gear makers: U.S. Divers, Healthways, Voit, Dacor, Swimaster. Healthways is notable in that it was the first manufacturer to use „scuba“ as a word rather than an acronym; their twin-hose scuba regulator line was called the „Scuba“; hence, one of their later models, the Scuba Pro, eventually became the name of the company when it was reorganized as Scubapro. (Healthways’s single-hose regulators were dubbed the „Scubair“ line.)

Scubapro was founded in the United States in 1963 by Gustav Dalla Valle, Beuchat representative in USA and Dick Bonin to manufacture scuba gear. The „S“ logo was adapted from the Beuchat “Souplair” regulator. In 1966 Scubapro introduced the first analogue „decompression meter“, a forerunner of the dive computer and created the first „stab(ilizing) jacket“, a vest-type buoyancy compensator, in 1978.

Scubapro merged with dive computer manufacturer Uwatec in 1997 and became part of Johnson Outdoors. The company, now known as „Scubapro Uwatec“, currently manufactures diving regulators, buoyancy compensators, dive computers, masks, fins, snorkels, wetsuits and drysuits, as well as scuba accessories.

Uwatec was founded in Switzerland in 1984 as a manufacturer of scuba gear. In 1987 it introduced the Aladin PRO, establishing a reputation for making diving computers; however, multiple lawsuits accusing Uwatec (and later Johnson Outdoors) of a seven-year cover-up of a potentially lethal dive-computer bug tainted that reputation. Uwatec merged with Scubapro in 1997, becoming part of Johnson Outdoors.

Subgear is the rebranded name of Seemann Sub a diving brand active in Germany since 1979 and focused on providing divers with quality dive equipment at reasonable prices. In April 2007 the Seemann brand was acquired by Johnson Outdoors Inc. as part of its diving division. As a result, Seemann products became available in the rest of Europe in 2008 and the brand was renamed SUBGEAR in 2010, coinciding with the brand expansion to the worldwide market.

Since November 2012, Johnson Outdoors has owned Jetboil, a company that produces lightweight gas fueled portable stoves. Jetboil, founded in 2001 is currently headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire.

The company produces tents and other camping and outdoor equipment under the Eureka brand name.

Since 1998, JWA, now Johnson Outdoors, Inc. has distributed Silva brand compasses in North America made by other manufacturers to Johnson Outdoors specifications, as well as other navigation and recreational products bearing the Silva brand name in North America. Public offerings occurred in 1987 and 1988, with the Johnson family maintaining a strong ownership position. Johnson Outdoors has operations in 24 locations worldwide, employs 1,400 people and reports sales of more than $315 million. It is composed of individual, specialized companies. Helen Johnson-Leipold, one of Samuel Curtis Johnson, Jr.’s 4 children runs the company.

Muriel Robb

Muriel Evelyn Robb (født 13. mai 1878 i Newcastle-upon-Tyne, død 12. februar 1907) var en britisk kvinnelig tennisspiller.

Robb vant singletitlen for damer i Grand Slam-turneringen Wimbledon i 1902. Hun vant All Comers Round-finalen over Dorothea Douglass Chambers og kvalifiserte seg dermed til Challenge Round. I finalen møtte hun regjerende mesterinnen Charlotte Sterry. Da stillingen var 1-1 i sett etter 4-6, 13-11 startet det å regne kraftig, så kampen måtte avbrytes for å gjenopptas dagen etter. Men da de skulle fortsette kampen dagen derpå, beordret dommeren at kampen skulle startes på nytt. Robb vant med 7-5, 6-1 og ble ny mester etter å ha spilt hele 53 game i finalen hvilket er rekord. Hun spilte også i finalen i mixed doubleturneringen samme året sammen med Clement Cazalet med de tapte. Etter sin triumf i Wimbledonfinalen sluttet Robb med tennisspill og hun døde fem år senere kun 29 år gammel.

Muriel Robb vant singletittelen i Irish Open i 1901.