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Dewar,

Sir James, English chemist, 1842-1923.
Dewar flask - a glass vessel with two walls, the space between which is evacuated. Synonym(s): vacuum flask
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(13) The closest the author came to such an experience was, after having a violin which had been made by Sir James Dewar when as a child he was recovering from rheumatic fever restored, playing it to provide background music to a lecture, complete with demonstrations, on ice cream.
James Dewar Dana Gas CFO adds: "As we enter 2010, we will be looking at the short term and longer financing opportunities available to Dana Gas to allow us to grow the business in a thoughtful and planned manner.
I expect Dana Gas to be delivering positive net profit after tax in Q1," chief financial officer, James Dewar told Reuters in an interview.
Also on this day:1258: Salisbury Cathedral consecrated; 1803: Irish patriot Robert Emmet hanged for his part in trying to seize Dublin castle; 1842: Birth of chemist and physicist Sir James Dewar, inventor of the vacuum flask; 1854: The Allied armies defeated the Russians at the Battle of Alma in the Crimean War that produced six Victoria Crosses; 1869: Birth of comedian Sir George Robey; 1885: Birth of American jazz musician Jelly Roll Morton; 1957: Finnish composer Jean Sibelius; 1967: Liner Queen Elizabeth II launched at Clydebank.
But it only became an actual road race in 1981 and was the brainchild of Dr James Dewar, of Blaydon Harriers, who organised the first 24 races.
On our Facebook page, James Dewar wrote: "Scottish football fans need a shake.
1842: Sir James Dewar, Scottish physician, and inventor of the vacuum flask, was born
Anniversaries: 356BC: Birth of Alexander the Great; 1258: Salisbury Cathedral consecrated; 1803: Irish patriot Robert Emmet hanged for his part in trying to seize Dublin castle; 1842: Birth of chemist and physicist Sir James Dewar, inventor of the vacuum flask; 1854: The Allied armies defeated the Russians at the Battle of Alma in the Crimean War that produced six Victoria Crosses; 1869: Birth of comedian Sir George Robey; 1885: Birth of American jazz musician Jelly Roll Morton; 1967: Liner Queen Elizabeth II launched at Clydebank; 1984: Suicide bomber kills 40 after driving into US Embassy compound in Beirut with lorry-load of explosives.
Inspired by a 19th century horse race and established by Blaydon Harrier Dr James Dewar in 1981, the 5.6-mile race runs from Bigg Market public house Balmbras to Shibdon Pond at Blaydon, via Scotswood Road.
James Dewar wrote: "Let him play, let someone end his career with a vicious tackle, crippled,the end......
Please send your pictures to Ian Jones, Peoplepost, Daily Post, PO Box 202, Vale Road, Llandudno Junction, Conwy LL31 9ZD1842: Sir James Dewar, Scottish physician and chemist, and inventor of the vacuum flask, was born in Fife.
The race was the inspiration of the late Dr James Dewar of Blaydon Harriers, who organised the first 24 events, starting in 1981.