Higgins, William

Higgins, William,

b. 1762 or 1763, d. 1825, Irish chemist. After study at Oxford he became supervisor of the Royal Dublin Society's mineralogical collection and in 1800 the Society's professor of chemistry. He worked on the chemistry of bleaching and the detection of adulterants in commercial alkalies. Although the discovery of the chemical atomic theory is usually credited to English scientist John Dalton, Higgins claimed that the discovery was his own.
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Contributors include distinguished social psychologists such as David Hamilton, Tory Higgins, William McGuire, Myron Rothbart and Norbert Schwartz.
Soon after securing his final win over Higgins, Williams strutted into the press conference room with just a sponsor's towel wrapped around his waist before taking it off after sitting down.
The 'Class of 1992' trio of Higgins, Williams and Ronnie O'Sullivan have won 10 ranking titles between them this season.
With previous champions Robertson, Ding, Selby, Higgins, Williams and Stevens all looking vulnerable - Ravenscraig winner Ding is playing well but may not make it two Masters triumphs in three years - there is also value in the 8-11 being quoted by BetVictor and Ladbrokes about the event crowning a new champion.
Goals - McLachlan (pen) 63, McGilvary 67 Heywood Irish Centre - Ashe, Brown, Higgins, Williams, N.Jaggar, M.Jaggar (Henighan 75), Perrin, Quinn, A.Flynn, Tattersley, Bell.
Hendry, Higgins, Williams and O'Sullivan are all in the bottom half so if Ebdon can regain his confidence by beating Michael Holt in the first round he can embark on a decent run.
Jago, Woodyatt, Spink, Higgins, Williams, Haarhoff.
Defending champion Higgins, Williams, Hendry and Ronnie O'Sullivan are all seeded into the last 32.
Heywood Irish Centre Squad: Ashe, N Jaggar, Waller, Bell, Quinn, M Jaggar, C Bradshaw, L Bradshaw, Wilson, A Flynn, JP Flynn, Perrin, Hall, Carr, Tattersley, Brown, Higgins, Williams.
He's as good a 17-year-old as I've seen; not far behind where Higgins, Williams and Ding were at the same age."
QUARTER-FINAL LINE-UP: Maguire v Doherty, Dott v Hull, Hendry v Higgins, Williams v Dale.