A few nice web marketing services images I found:
Vancouver Sun Writes About Our Trip to China
w00t w00! The Vancouver Sun included information about our upcoming trip to Beijing in their article that came out today about how difficult it can be for BC companies to do business in the region.
"Vancouver-based new media partners Bryght and Raincity Studios, which are working with China Access 2008, also see opportunities at the Beijing Olympics for BC’s technology companies.
"We think there’s a huge market opportunity for us to do work with Chinese Internet service providers, and Chinese hosts and Chinese web development shops," said Kris Krug of Bryght.
He added that a presence at the Beijing Games will also help Bryght and Raincity Studios prepare for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler.
"We have an interest in learning as much as we can [at the Beijing Games] so that we can find out what companies and teams and countries are looking to do online around the 2010 Olympics," Krug said."
Photo by Roland Tanglao
Mary Roberta Morson Sexton Obituary
Mary Roberta Alexander Morson Sexton was William A Kennington’s great aunt and the youngest daughter of Arthur Alexandar Morson. Obituary was probably in the Jackson Daily News or Clarion Ledger in Nov 2002. Here is the transcription:
Mrs. Mary Morson Sexton, 99, whose father fought as a young cadet for the Confederate South in the U.S. Civil War, died Monday, November 3, 2002, at her home in Woodville, Miss. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday, November 6, 2002, at Wright & Ferguson Chapel on High Street followed by burial in Lakewood Memorial Park [Lakewood web site]. Visitation is 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
A Mississippi native, Mrs. Sexton was one of about 130 living “real daughters” of Confederate veterans at the time of her death, according to the United Daughters of the Confederacy based in Richmond, VA.
Her father, Arthur Alexander Morson, was one of 237 young Virginia Military Institute cadets who defeated advancing Union troops in the Battle of New Market [wikipedia] on May 15, 1864 in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.
Ten cadets were killed in the battle or died later of their wounds; 45 were wounded. Cadet Morson was a “cannon boy” in the battle.
“To my knowledge, Mrs. Sexton is the last remaining survivor of a New Market Cadet,” said Col. Keith Gibson, director of the VMI Museum. Mrs. Sexton was a frequent visitor to the New Market battlefield.
“Her many visits to the battle field were moments of excitement for our staff; she helped us realize how real and important our history is. She is an intimate link to that rainy Sunday afternoon when her father and the VMI Cadet Corps charged into history.”
Mrs. Sexton’s great uncle was James A. Seddon [in-law via Bruce sisters and James Marion Morson, possible by blood if related to John Seddon from Snowden], Confederate secretary of war.
“I’m southern by the grace of God,” Mrs. Sexton was fond of saying.
Mrs. Sexton was born May 17, 1903, In Jackson – the youngest of 13 children [actually there were 15]. Her father owned Jackson’s Hermitage Creamery and Stock Farm, located on land where Metrocenter Mall [1395 Metrocenter Mall, Jackson, Mississippi] now sits. He was a founding member of First Christian Church of Jackson.
Mrs. Sexton’s recollections of her fathers’ Civil War experiences were captured as a youngster as he related stories to older siblings and relatives.
He was 57 years when she was born, and she was 11 years old when he died in October of 1914.
Although her father spoke only occasionally of the war, she vividly remembers stories he told her about loading and firing cannons in the Battle of New Market.
“The Yankees were firing their own heavy artillery at the Confederate cannons,” Mrs. Sexton said in a 1995 family oral history. “One cannon ball hit daddy’s best friend. It took his head clean off. Daddy just went on with his duty. He had to.”
Her father also told of better cold temperatures even though spring had arrived to the Shenandoah Valley. Rain had turned fields into quagmires.
“When they laid down to sleep it was so cold that everybody slept hugging each other,” Mrs. Sexton said. “When one fellow on the end felt his backside get so cold, he yelled ‘spoon’ and everybody rolled over. They liked to have froze to death.”
Following the war her father “wanted a fresh start in a place where he could still be a proud Southerner” so the family moved to Mississippi, Mrs. Sexton said. [Actually, A A Morson was single when he moved to Mississippi. It is not clear if he came by himself or with his uncle James, cousins or a brother. His sisters remained in Virginia]
In 1994, Mrs. Sexton and six other “real daughters” were honored by the United Daughters of the Confederacy at the 100th anniversary convention in Richmond, VA.
She was a guest of honor at the 125th anniversary re-enactment of the Battle of New Market in May 1989.
Mrs. Sexton is preceded in death by her husband, John W. Sexton. Survivors include two daughters, Sara Edwards, Lubbock, Texas, Mary Elizabeth Gebhardt, Coos Bay, OR; two sons, John T. Sexton, Woodville, MS. And Arthur Sexton, Enid, OK; 4 grandchildren, Sheryl Kelley, Dallas, Texas, H. Carter Edwards, Albuquerque, N.M., Ethan Sexton of Enid, OK., Christopher Sexton, Indianapolis and 4 great-grandchildren.
A photo of Mary Sexton (child in the photo) standing in front of her father, mother, and siblings can be found on the Virginia Military Institute Web site at this link: www.vmi.edu/archives/
Monetizing Flickr: What the Nikon deal means…
Some web 2.0 companies are currently going through reality-check… www.techcrunch.com/2006/06/03/foldcomfolds/, and many others are trying to figure out how to start making some money out of their services.
Flickr is one of them.
Read more here…