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Alfred Pennyworth

Alfred, most named in full as Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, most in association with the superhero Batman. Pennyworth is depicted as Bruce Wayne's loyal and tireless butler, legal guardian, best friend, aide-de-camp, surrogate father figure following the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne; as a classically trained British actor and an ex-Special Operations Executive operative of honor and ethics with connections within the intelligence community, he has been called "Batman's batman". He serves as Bruce's moral anchor while providing comic relief with his sarcastic and cynical attitude which adds humor to dialogue with Batman. A vital part of the Batman mythos, Alfred was nominated for the Wizard Fan Award for Favorite Supporting Male Character in 1994. In non-comics media, the character has been portrayed by noted actors William Austin, Eric Wilton, Michael Gough, Michael Caine, Jeremy Irons, Douglas Hodge, Andy Serkis on film and by Alan Napier, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Ian Abercrombie, David McCallum, Sean Pertwee on television.

Ralph Fiennes voiced Alfred in two animated films. A young version of Alfred, played by Jack Bannon, depicts him before he became the butler to the Wayne family in the television series Pennyworth; the character will be played by Andy Serkis in the 2021 forthcoming DC Extended Universe film The Batman. The character first appeared by writer Don Cameron and artist Bob Kane. Evidence suggests that Alfred was created by the writers of the 1943 Batman serial—Victor McLeod, Leslie Swabacker, Harry Fraser—and that DC Comics asked Don Cameron to write the first Alfred story, published prior to the serial's release. In Alfred's first appearance, he was clean-shaven. DC editors wanted the comic Alfred to resemble his cinematic counterpart, so in Detective Comics #83, Alfred vacationed at a health resort, where he slimmed down and grew a mustache; this look has remained with the character since surviving his apparent "death" and resurrection. Alfred was conceived as a comedic foil for Batman and Robin. In most early tales, he made bungling attempts to be a detective on a par with the young masters.

He was given a four-page feature of his own, the feature lasted thirteen issues, skipping Batman #35, with the last story in Batman #36. The stories followed a simple formula, with Alfred solving a crime and catching the culprits by accident. In years, the comedic aspects of the character were downplayed; the Pre-Crisis comics established Alfred as a retired actor and intelligence agent who followed the deathbed wish of his dying father to carry on the tradition of serving the Wayne family. To that end, Alfred introduced himself to Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson at Wayne Manor and insisted on becoming their valet. Although the pair did not want one since they did not want to jeopardize their secret identities with a servant in the house, they did not have the heart to reject Alfred.. Alfred discovered their identities by accident, he is helpful to the duo, following them to a theatre where they are captured and gagged by a criminal gang, rescues them after Batman attracts his attention by knocking a rope down before the crooks return.

This was revised in Batman #110. As it turned out, the wounds were insignificant, but Alfred's care convinced the residents that their butler could be trusted. Since Alfred included the support staff duties of the Dynamic Duo on top of his regular tasks. Alfred's loyalty would lead him to become a member of Batman's rogue's gallery. While pushing Batman and Robin out of the way of a falling boulder, Alfred was killed in Detective #328, it was revealed in Detective # 356. His attempt at regeneration resulted in a dramatic change: Alfred awoke from his apparent death with pasty white skin with circular markings, superhuman powers, including telekinesis, a desire to destroy Batman and Robin. Calling himself The Outsider, he indirectly battled the Dynamic Duo on a number of occasions, using others as his puppets—the Grasshopper Gang in Detective #334, Zatanna in Detective #336, the Batmobile itself in Detective #340—and only appeared as a mocking voice over the radio, he did not physically appear in the comics until Detective #356, when he is bathed again in the rays of the regeneration machine during a struggle with Batman, returns to normal, with no memory of his time as a supervillain.

His time as the Outsider is collected in

The Unforgettable Fire (song)

"The Unforgettable Fire" is a song by Irish rock band U2. It is the fourth track on their 1984 album The Unforgettable Fire, was released as the album's second single in April 1985; the band cited an art exhibition by victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, held at The Peace Museum in Chicago as the lyrical inspiration for the song. It became the band's third top-ten hit in the United Kingdom, reaching number six on the UK Singles Chart and number eight on the Dutch singles chart; the song, like many tracks from The Unforgettable Fire, is an atmospheric composition, with ambient use of guitar and a string arrangement by Irish jazz musician Noel Kelehan. The song evolved from a short piano composition that guitarist the Edge had written during a demo session with Jimmy Destri from the band Blondie; the Edge said it was not written for any particular purpose, but he envisioned it as a film soundtrack piece. However, he did not know how to "approach it lyrically or vocally", as a result, spent a while toying with it.

In late 1983, after completing their War Tour with shows in Japan, U2 worked on material for their upcoming album The Unforgettable Fire at lead vocalist Bono's seaside home in a Martello tower in Bray, County Wicklow. While working with Bono, the Edge found a cassette recording of the piano piece and decided to revisit it; the two created a song arrangement with the Edge playing a Yamaha DX7 synthesiser, Bono playing bass guitar, a drum machine filling in a beat. After adding new chords to the piece, they felt that it took on a "very tangible identity", different from its original version. Within an hour, they had written a verse section of the song. After bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen Jr. recorded a live rhythm section, the Edge said, "we knew we had something". At that point, the song did not have a guitar part, as the Edge was still playing on the DX7 and Bono was experimenting with two dozen different vocal melodies. During the album's recording sessions, the band recorded a basic backing track consisting of drums and keyboards.

At that stage, the vocal melody was still a work in progress and was "so intricate and complicated that it was ridiculous". After Bono recorded a guide vocal part, the group were able to start "throwing out some of the clutter"; the Edge struggled with composing a guitar part and in frustration decided to de-tune and re-tune his guitar strings until he found notes that he liked by ear. He subsequently played harmonics, creating an atmospheric sound that emphasised textures "without it having any structure whatsoever". Noel Kelehan of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra provided a string arrangement; the album's producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois did what the Edge described as a "performance mix". At a certain point, the group had a recorded version of the song with which they were comfortable when "it seemed like would have been better advised to be harsh, so some savage editing". "The Unforgettable Fire" was first played live at the fourth show of the Unforgettable Fire Tour on 2 September 1984 in the New Zealand city of Auckland.

It was subsequently played at all Unforgettable Fire Tour shows. It was played at the majority of The Joshua Tree Tour shows and the song appeared during 1989's Lovetown Tour, during which its last performance for nearly 20 years was on 6 January 1990; the song returned to the group's concert repertoire on the opening night of the 2009 U2 360° Tour. A shaped picture disc was issued with the IS220 release; the 12" Canadian release contained a false start at the beginning of "Love Comes Tumbling." "A Sort of Homecoming" and "Love Comes Tumbling" on the 12" Australian release were different versions from any other release. List of covers of U2 songs - The Unforgettable Fire Bibliography Jobling, John. U2: The Definitive Biography. New York: Thomas Dunne Books. ISBN 978-1-250-02789-4. U2. McCormick, Neil. U2 by U2. London: HarperCollins. ISBN 0-00-719668-7. Footnotes Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics


Mutham is a 2002 Tamil slasher film directed by S. A. Chandrasekhar; the film features Arun Kumar, Nagendra Prasad, Charulatha and Anjali in lead roles. The film, produced by M. Arul Moorthy, had musical score by Bharani and was released on 6 December 2002 to negative reviews. Joseph and Sudha get married against their parents' wishes and they elope with their friends' help. Sudha's father, a politician, wants to kill her friends, they arrive at a beach resort where they meet an old man who warns them about the dangers at the resort. He tells them that the place is haunted and murders can take place; the friends arrange for the couple's honeymoon. However, in the forest, all the friends get murdered one by one, it turns out that the old man was the one who committed these killings as he explains his flashback of his granddaughter getting killed in the name of sacrifice by unscrupulous businessmen for the sake of buying the forest where the resort has been built as for that he kills each and every person who visits this resort.

In the end, the old man gets stabbed and Arun and his lover escape from the place being worried about the situation. Arun Kumar as Bharath Sathyan as Pazhani Nagendra Prasad as Anand Ajayan as Joseph Charulatha as Bindu Nanditha Jennifer as Aarthi Anjali as Sudha Thalaivasal Vijay Madhan Bob as Unnikrishnan M. S. Bhaskar as Maya Vincent Roy as Sudha's father Nithya Ravindran as Sudha's mother Baby Divya Alphonsa in a special appearance The film was developed under the title Muthamidalaama and was touted as India's first digital film made for theatres; the film was shot for fifty days in forests across Tirupati, Hogenakkal Falls, Yelagiri hills and Alappuzha. The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Bharani; the soundtrack, released in 2002, features 6 tracks with lyrics written by P. Vijay, Snehan and Newton

Ultraman Taro

Ultraman Taro is the sixth show in the Ultra Series. Produced by Tsuburaya Productions, the series aired on Tokyo Broadcasting System from April 7, 1973, to April 6, 1974, with a total of 53 episodes. Taro is one of the most typical masculine names in otogi-banashi The producer said,'Ultraman Taro is going to be the fairy tale in the Ultra Series.' This show along with Jumborg Ace and Fireman were all made to celebrate Tsuburaya Productions' 10th anniversary. Kotaro Higashi is a wanderer who joined ZAT during his return to Japan, but his aircraft crashed and died from severe burns while fighting Astromons; the Five Ultra Brothers brought Kotaro's body to their home world of Nebula M-78 as Mother of Ultra warped him with the Brothers' own light, turning Kōtarō into Ultraman Taro, who would now form the Six Ultra Brothers. Kotaro was defeated the aforementioned monster as his first opponent. Many foes were found that would threaten the Earth, but Taro and ZAT defeated them time and time again with occasional help from the other five Ultra Brothers and from the weaklings of monsters only Taro could defeat.

During Taro's era, Birdon killed him and Zoffy but Taro was revived and killed the bird monster. After Samekujira's death, Kotaro declared his intention to continue as a human and returned the Ultra Badge back to the Mother of Ultra. Valky would return to hunt the now-human Kotaro but the latter used his own skills and quick thinking to kill the alien by luring him to an oil refinery; the series ended with ZAT bidding farewell to Kotaro. In the original series, Ultraman Taro was meant to be Kotaro's transformed form, which explained his absence in Ultraman Leo; the Ultraman Story movie in 1984 would retcon this into providing a story of Taro being raised on the Land of Light, with Mother and Father of Ultra being his biological parents and his training was shown before he left for Earth. Kotaro Higashi: Saburō Shinoda Yūtarō Asahina: Akira Nagoya Shūhei Aragaki: Takahiko Tōno Tadao Nanbara: Toyoyuki Kimura Jirō Nishida: Kiyotaka Mitsugi Izumi Moriyama: Kiyoko Matsuya Lady in Green /Mother of Ultra: Peggy Hayama Tetsuya Kitajima: Hidesuke Tsumura Takashi Ueno: Akihiko Nishijima Kazumi Nitani: Noboru Mitani Saori Shiratori: Mayumi Asaka, Keiko Ono Kenichi Shiratori: Shinya Saitō Narrator: Tetsurō Sagawa, Akira Nagoya Ultraman Taro Lyrics: Yū Aku Composition and arrangement: Makoto Kawaguchi Artist: Tarō Takemura, Mizuumi Boys & Girls Chorus "Ultra Roku Kyodai" Lyrics: Yū Aku Composition & Arrangement: Makoto Kawaguchi Artist: Ryōichi Fukuzawa, Mizuumi Boys and Girls Choir Episodes 18, 25, 33 and 34 The Ultra Mother is Like the Sun At That Moment the Ultra Mother Was The Ultra Mother Always Big Sea Turtle Monsters Attack Tokyo!

Parent Star, Child Star, First Star Jewels are the Monster's Fodder! Heaven and Hell Island Has Moved! Dead Spirits of the Man-Eating Marsh The Day That Tokyo Crumbles The Fang Cross is a Monster's Grave! The Blood-Sucking Flower is Young Girl's Spirit Monster's Solo Journey The Monster's Cavity Hurts! Taro's Head Got Chopped Off! Young Girl of the Blue Will-o-the-Wisp Miegon The Monster's Flute Sounds Ocariyan Two Big Monsters Close in on Taro! Kemujira Zoffy Died! Taroh Died Too! The Ultra Mother Miracle of Love! Surprise! A Monster Came Raining Down Tokyo Newtown Sinking The Wrath of a Child-Carrying Monster! Gentle Daddy Monster! This is the Land of Ultra! Burn on! The Six Ultra Brothers I Can Conquer Monsters Too! Mukadendar He's Out! It's Mephiras-seijin! Monster Eleking Barks at the Full Moon! Bemstar Resurrected! Taro Absolutely Expires! Counterattack! The Monster Army Danger! Lying Poison Mushroom A Nipping Wind Monster! Matasaburoh of the Wind Five Seconds Before the Great Explosion of the Land of Ultra!

The Last Day of the Six Ultra Brothers! Certain Kill! Taro's One Blow of Rage! Coward! The Bride Cried Monster, Return to Your Homeland! The Ultra Christmas Tree Ultra Father and Son Big Mochi-Making Strategy Go Beyond the Ultra Brothers! Mother's Wish - A Mid-Winter Cherry-Blossom Blizzard The Phantom Mother is a Monster User! Pickle the Monster with Salt! Oh! Taro is Being Eaten! She Was Wearing Red Shoes... The White Rabbit is a Bad Guy! The Monster Master Monster Girl's Festival Sing! Monster Big Match The Monster Sign is V The Ultra Father and the Bride Have Come Steal the Ultra Life! Farewell Taro! The Ultra Mother

Gilbert Dethick

Sir Gilbert Dethick, FSA was a long-serving English Officer of Arms at the College of Arms in London. He would rise to the highest heraldic office in England and serve as Garter Principal King of Arms. Gilbert Dethick claimed descent from a family seated at Dethick Hall in Derbyshire. However, Ralph Brooke, York Herald of Arms in Ordinary, claimed his progenitor was one Robert Dericke, a Dutchman who came to England with Erasmus Crukenez, yeoman armourer to Henry VIII. Robert married Agatha, daughter of Matthias Leydendecker, a Dutch barber from Acon, near the Dutch border with Germany, who became an armourer to Henry VIII; this Robert and Agatha had three sons: Dericke and Gilbert. Gilbert procured denization from Parliament for himself and his brothers; this alone casts doubt upon the claim of a Derbyshire origin. All three brothers prospered in England. Gilbert Dethick first married Alice, daughter of Leonard Peterson, a Dutchman, but Alice died on 13 January 1572. Dethick married Jane, daughter of Richard Duncomb of Moreton and widow of William Naylor, one of the six clerks in chancery.

In his first marriage, Dethick had three sons: Nicholas Dethick, who would become Windsor Herald of Arms in Ordinary. In his second marriage, Dethick had one son, a daughter, Mary. For notes on William Flower, Norroy king-of-arms, Robert Glover, see the introduction by F. R. Raines to the 1567 Visitation of Lancaster, pub. 1870 by the Chetham Society, v.81. Like Sir Gilbert and Glover came from merchant and yeoman families. In the Middle Ages would have been clerks in the household of a monarch or great nobleman, or in the church; these heralds were publicly honoured, if not well remunerated, for careful scholarship. This is another indication that the upper classes in Tudor and Stuart England were more accepting of "new men" than their continental counterparts. Dethick entered the College of Arms at the age of sixteen and was created Hampnes Pursuivant of Arms Extraordinary on 16 June 1536 at Hampton Court; the office was named for now Hames, a castle and village near Calais. He was appointed Rouge Croix Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary in December 1540, was advanced to the office of Richmond Herald of Arms in Ordinary in that same month.

At the death of William Fellow, Norroy King of Arms, in December 1546, Dethick was nominated to succeed him, but it was not until the reign of Edward VI, on 16 August 1547, that his appointment was confirmed by letters patent. At the death of Sir Christopher Barker, Dethick was promoted to Garter Principal King of Arms on 20 April 1550. On 14 April 1549 Dethick was granted a knighthood. Dethick served his monarch in many capacities, it is presumed. He was sent on several missions to the Danish court to reclaim ships and was sent to the Duke Cleves to negotiate the marriage of his daughter, with Henry VIII, he was sent to represent Henry at the Diet of Ratisbon. He was rewarded by Henry VIII with a mansion and acre of land at Poplar, in the parish of Stepney, where his descendants resided for two centuries. In 1547 Sir Gilbert accompanied Lord Protector Somerset in his expedition against the Scots, in 1549 he delivered a summons to surrender to rebels in Kent, Essex and Norfolk, he and William Flower, Chester Herald of Arms in Ordinary, accompanied William Parr, 1st Marquess of Northampton, in his 1551 mission to Paris, to invest Henry II of France with the Order of the Garter.

Both officers of arms received ten shillings per day for lodging. During the reigns of both Mary and Elizabeth, Dethick was sent abroad on diplomatic missions, at home it became his duty to proclaim declarations of war and treaties of peace; as the public voice of the monarch, he may have held an exalted view of his own dignity. Sir Gilbert Dethick was "unmanageable when a herald unsociable and tempestuous," according to Mark Noble's History of the College of Arms, p. 186, 201. Sir Gilbert died in London 3 October 1584, some records infer he was buried in the Church of St Benet Paul's Wharf. However, he is listed in St Paul's Cathedral on a monument in the crypt, as one of the important graves lost in the Great Fire of London in 1666. Pursuivant Herald King of Arms Citations BibliographyDictionary of National Biography, Sir Gilbert, Garter king-of-arms, by Thompson Cooper. Published 1888; the College of Arms


Laddu or laddoo or avinsh is a sphere-shaped sweet originating from the South of India. Laddus are made of flour and sugar, with other ingredients that vary by recipe, like chopped nuts or dried raisins, they are served at festive or religious occasions. Common flours used for laddu include wheat semolina and ground coconut; these are cooked in ghee and molded into a ball shape. Some laddu recipes are prepared using Ayurvedic medicinal ingredients, including methi laddu and resin laddu. Nuts such as pistachios and almonds are stuffed into laddus. Boondi laddu or bundiar laddu is made from bengal gram flour based boondi, it is served on festivals such as Raksha Bandhan and Diwali. Motichoor laddu is made from fine boondi where the balls is cooked with ghee or oil; the recipe for this laddu originated in north India, however, it is now popular throughout the Indian subcontinent. Besan laddu is a popular Indian sweet dish made of besan and ghee. Besan is roasted in ghee till golden brown appearance with nutty fragrance.

Sugar is added to it. Pistachio pieces are mixed in this mixture optionally. Sweet balls are made from this mixture, it has a long shelf life. It is served at festivals, family events and religious occasions in India. There are multiple coconut laddu recipes, its earliest form Narayl Nakru dates back to the time of the Chola Empire, when it was a sweet, packed for travelers and warriors as a symbol of good luck for their expeditions. Pedha is a popular dessert in the Indian subcontinent, prepared from khoa. In India, among Hindus, it is prepared as an offering to the gods; this a laddu prepared from rava and ghee. A variant on the recipe includes khoa cheese as an additional ingredient; this is quite famous in North India in the states of Haryana and Punjab, made from wheat flour fried in ghee with added nuts Till laddu made with sesame seeds and mixed with cheese to form balls are famous in north India during the months of winter. In India, these are traditionally given to lactating mothers; these laddus gond ka laddu in Urdu.

The main ingredient is gum arabic, collected from the babhul tree. Other ingredients include coconut, cashews, spices such as nutmeg and cardamom, poppy seeds and sugar. An alternative multigrain recipe will have a portion of gum replaced by grains and legume flours such as besan, urid and wheat. Laddu can be prepared from a variety of legumes or seeds; some popular ones include laddu made with roasted wheat, garden cress seeds, fenugreek seeds, peanuts respectively. The largest individual laddu weighs 29,465 kilograms and was achieved by PVVS Mallikharjuna Rao, in Tapeswaram, Andhra Pradesh, India, on 6 September 2016; the laddu was made to a traditional Boondi recipe. The ingredients included ghee, refined oil, cashew nuts, almonds and water. Laddu is prepared for festivals or family events such as weddings and births, or given as a prasadam at Hindu temples at Venkateswara Temple, Andhra Pradesh, it is famous with the name Tirupati Laddu. Laddu is considered a traditional Eid dessert in some Muslim communities.

In Maharashtrian cuisine, there are traditional recipes for laddu intended as travel provisions. In the Sesame Street episode "Rakhi Road", laddus are featured prominently as a favoured Indian dessert. Elmo is shown making laddus and enjoying eating them as part of the celebrations around the Indian festival of Rakhi. A laddu weighing 6,300 kg was made for a Ganesh festival in Andhra Pradesh, India in September 2012; this was claimed to be the largest known laddu. In the movie English Vinglish, the protagonist Shashi Godbole is a housewife who makes and sells laddoos for living. Indian sweets