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Anathema (band)

Anathema are a British rock band from Liverpool. The line-up consists of brothers, guitarists/singers/keyboardists/bassists Vincent and Daniel Cavanagh, drummer/keyboardist John Douglas, singer Lee Douglas, keyboardist/drummer/bassist Daniel Cardoso since November 2012; the band was founded as Pagan Angel in 1990 by the three Cavanagh brothers, drummer John Douglas, singer Darren White, as a death/doom band. At the time White was the only singer of the band; the following year, Jamie was replaced by Duncan Patterson. Under this line-up, Anathema released their first EP, The Crestfallen, their first album, Serenades. However, White left in 1995. In 1997, John left the band, was replaced by Shaun Steels for the album Alternative 4. Both Patterson and Steels left the same year, replaced by Dave Pybus and a returning John Douglas, while former My Dying Bride keyboardist and violinist Martin Powell joined the band; the only album released with this line-up was Judgement: the same year Powell switched positions with Cradle of Filth's keyboardist Les Smith who joined Anathema, Lee Douglas, John's sister, was added to the line-up as a backing and occasional lead vocalist.

The band released their sixth album A Fine Day to Exit in 2001. Shortly after the release, Pybus announced his departure and was replaced by the band's original bassist, Jamie Cavanagh, reuniting the three brothers in the band for the first time since 1991. There were no new members for the next ten years, with the albums A Natural Disaster and We're Here Because We're Here all being recorded and released by the same line-up, with the sound turning more towards progressive rock. Smith left Anathema in 2011, Vincent and Daniel both assumed the function of keyboardist for the band's ninth album, Weather Systems, in 2012; the same year, the band's live keyboardist since 2011, joined as a full-time member. The band's tenth studio album, Distant Satellites, was released on 9 June 2014 via Kscope, their eleventh album, The Optimist, won "Album of the Year" at the 2017 Progressive Music Awards. Anathema formed in 1990 as a doom metal band going by the name Pagan Angel. In November of that year, the band recorded their first demo, entitled An Iliad of Woes.

This demo caught the attention of several labels from the English metal scene. At the beginning of 1991, the band gained a lot of attention with the release of their second demo entitled All Faith Is Lost, resulting in a four-album deal with Peaceville Records, their first release under the label was The Crestfallen EP in November 1992. They took the material from that album on the road. Serenades, Anathema's debut LP, attracted a lot of mainstream attention, propelling their "Sweet Tears" music video onto the MTV playlist. Anathema's first European tour was in 1994, was followed by gigs at the Independent Rock Festival in Brazil. In May 1995, vocalist Darren White parted with the band forming The Blood Divine. Rather than recruiting a new vocalist, the band decided that guitarist Vincent Cavanagh should assume White's role; this new formation debuted by touring with Cathedral in the United Kingdom, released The Silent Enigma soon after to rave reviews. It showed the band starting to take a direction akin to Gothic metal.

The next member to leave the band was drummer John Douglas, who departed in the summer of 1997. He was replaced by Shaun Steels of Solstice, who would later play drums for My Dying Bride; the release of Eternity came in 1996, relying more on atmospheric sounds, starting the transition to clean vocals. A European tour followed the album's release. Alternative 4 was released in 1998. During this time the band underwent many line-up changes. Bassist/keyboardist/songwriter Duncan Patterson quit due to musical differences and was replaced by Dave Pybus of Dreambreed, a band which Duncan had played bass for during a short period, not long after this Martin Powell joined the band for live performances. Founding drummer John Douglas returned to the drums in place of Steels. In June 1999, the album Judgement was released, marking Anathema's complete shift from the doom metal genre, focusing instead on slower and more experimental songs; this new sound has been likened to artists such as Pink Floyd, Jeff Buckley, to a lesser extent, Radiohead.

Their songs continued to express a feeling of depression and, more than not, desperation. In 2000 Martin Powell switched positions with Cradle of Filth's keyboardist Les Smith, who came to be an integral member of Anathema. Shortly before the release of A Fine Day to Exit, Dave Pybus announced his departure from the band and joined Cradle of Filth, he was replaced by touring bassist George Roberts, by Jamie Cavanagh. In March 2002, Daniel Cavanagh announced his departure from the band, joining Duncan Patterson's band Antimatter. However, he rejoined Anathema in 2003 for the release of A Natural Disaster, started their European tour; this accelerated the changes in Anathema's tone, towards the atmospheric and progressive, as exhibited in album tracks "Flying" and "Violence". Upon the closing of their label Music for Nations after its purchase by Sony BMG, Anathema found

Shen Che-tsai

Shen Che-tsai was a Taiwanese painter. He studied under Kuo Po-chuan, he was the councilor of Tainan Art Research Association and a professor at Tainan Woman's College of Arts and Technology. Shen was a prolific Taiwanese artist known for his paintings in the permanent collection of the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts--Person Sitting, Cat Lady, Outskirts of San Francisco. Additionally, his works can be viewed at the Tainan Art Museum. Shen's artwork represents a fusion of native Taiwan abstract expressionism of the 1970s and influences of American realism typified by Andrew Wyeth during the 1980s. In particular, he is known for his drawings and paintings of people, young ladies, ballet dancers, buildings and flowers and injecting a particular romance into his art. Eschewing political themes, Shen preferred paintings that evoked fondness and freedom. Shen was born in Tainan in 1926, he entered the Tainan Second High School of Tainan Prefecture in 1938. Displaying artistic talent at a young age, Shen's painting, The Liu’s Household was displayed at the Tai-yang Art Exhibition in 1941 and Ming-lun Hall was displayed at the Taiwan Government Fine Arts Exhibition in 1943.

Shen earned national recognition as an artist through numerous exhibitions and competitions and is considered a proven member of the Taiwan art scene. Shen died on 27 September 2017. Palace Fine Arts Exhibition Taiyang Fine Arts Exhibition. 1941 Taiwan Governmental Fine Arts Exhibition. 1943 National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. 1995 The World of Shen Che-Tsai's Paintings. 2017

L. M. Elliott

L. M. Elliott is pen name of Laura Malone Elliott, she was born on September 17, 1957, close to Washington, DC. award-winning author of young adult novels, including Under a War-Torn Sky, Flying South, Give Me Liberty, A Troubled Peace, the sequel to Under a War-Torn Sky. Elliott was born in 1957 near Washington, DC, she graduated from Wake Forest University and holds a master's in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds several awards, such as the NCSS/CBC Notable Book in Social Studies, for her book Under a War-Torn Sky. Elliott is a long-time writer for the Washingtonian magazine. Elliott was twice a finalist for the National Magazine Award and recipient of numerous Dateline awards, she wrote on children, women's issues, health. Elliott lives in Fairfax County, Northern Virginia, has a daughter and son, she appears at middle schools and high schools where she speaks with students about writing and the value of reading about history. NCSS/CBC Notable Book in Social Studies Jefferson Cup Honor Book Bank Street College of Education's Best Book Borders' Original Voices Award IRA/Children's Book Council Children's Choice NCSS/CBC Notable Jefferson Cup Overfloweth IRA Teacher's Choice New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age Her novels are historical fiction and fit the genre of coming of age fiction, featuring teenage protagonists encountering rites of passage.

Elliott has authored five picture books for children with New York Times best-selling illustrator, Lynn Munsinger, including: Hunter's Best Friend at School and Stripe and the Soccer Showdown, Hunter's Big Sister. Their most recent illustrated book, A String of Hearts, was released in January, 2011. Shattered Dreams: The Story of Charlotte Fedders with Charlotte Fedders A to Z Guide to Your Child's Behavior: A Parent's Easy and Authoritative Reference to Hundreds of Everyday Problems and Concerns from Birth to Twelve Years Under a War-Torn Sky Hunter's Best Friend at School Flying South Annie, Between the States Hunter & Stripe and the Soccer Showdown Give Me Liberty Hunter's Big Sister A Troubled Peace A String of Hearts Thanksgiving Day Thanks Across a War-Tossed Sea Da Vinci's Tiger Suspect Red The author's website "Fall for the Book" for educators and students featuring "A Troubled Peace" Article in the ALAN Review by Linda Rice, "Writing and Teaching Historic Fiction" Podcast, Fairfax County Public Libraries Article in the ALAN Review by Diane P. Tuccillo, "Quiet Voices with a Big Message" Profile of the author by Shelia Egan appearing in Childrenslit.com Valentine's Day video featuring the author.

Presented by "Readingrockets", a program of Washington, D. C. Public Television "String of Hearts", on the author's website

43rd North Carolina Infantry

The 43rd North Carolina Regiment known as the 43rd Regiment, North Carolina State Troops or 43rd N. C. S. T. was organized at Camp Mangum, about four miles west of Raleigh, North Carolina, on March 18, 1862. Junius Daniel declined the appointment, he was elected colonel of the 45th North Carolina Infantry. Thomas S. Kenan was elected Lieutenant colonel of the 43rd regiment in March 1862, promoted to colonel in April 1862. Wounded in action on July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg, PA, he was captured during the retreat. Confined at Johnson's Island, until exchanged on March 22, 1865. Photo at Alabama Department of Archives and History. Hampton Beverly served as acting commander of the 43rd Regiment from January–February 1863. William Gaston Lewis transferred as Lieutenant colonel from the 33rd North Carolina Infantry on April 25, 1862, appointed acting commander on July 3, 1863, he was promoted to Brigadier General on May 31, 1864. 43rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry: 43rd Infantry Regiment was assembled at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, North Carolina, in March, 1862.

Its members were from counties in Mecklenburg, Halifax, Edgecombe and Anson. During the war the 43rd was assigned to General Junius Daniel's, Robert F. Hoke's, Bryan Grimes' Brigade, it fought in the Seven Days' Battles and saw action at Goldsboro, Plymouth, Drewry's Bluff, Cold Harbor. The regiment was involved in Early's Shenandoah Valley operations and the Appomattox Campaign, it was organized with 1,066 officers and men, lost twenty-six percent of the 572 engaged at Gettysburg, had 4 killed and 13 wounded at Plymouth. On April 9, 1865, it surrendered 164 men. In the Battle of Malvern Hill the 43rd was ordered to occupy a road near the James River, where it was exposed to galling fire from the Federal gunboats, from the Union artillery batteries on Malvern Hill in front. However, the regiment was not engaged; the 43rd remained at Drewry's Bluff protecting Richmond during the Sharpsburg Campaign, was sent to Kinston, NC in the spring of 1863 in order to help relieve Washington, NC from the federal occupation.

From the public monument at Gettysburg: Forty-third North Carolina Regiment, Daniel's Brigade Rodes's Division, Ewell's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Thomas Stephen Kenan, Colonel; as they approached the field of battle on the morning of July 1, the 43rd North Carolina, along with the rest of Daniel's Brigade, heard the distant booming of cannon. Early in the afternoon the regiment moved to the right and onto open ground where they were met by a furious fire, their steady progress was checked by the deep railroad cut, but subsequent assaults were successful in breaking the Union line. Having suffered the regiment rested for the night west of town; the next morning the 43rd supported a battery just north of the Seminary. Shelling from guns on the nearby heights inflicted some losses. Toward evening the Regiment took up a position on the southern edge of town. Before daybreak on July 3, the 43d moved to the extreme left of the Confederate line to take part in an assault on Culp's Hill. Passing this point and advancing under heavy fire, they occupied earthworks abandoned by Union troops.

Attempting to push beyond the works, the regiment was exposed to a most severe fire of canister and shell at short range. During the attack Col. Kenan was wounded and taken from the field and command passed to Lt. Col. Lewis; the Regiment retired to this point an remained exposed and under fire until ordered to recross Rock Creek in the early evening. "All that men could do, was done nobly" In the spring of 1864, the 43rd Infantry took part in the Battle of Plymouth, where the regiment helped take the town, with the Union garrison and a great deal of supplies were captured. The command was given "The Thanks of the Confederate Congress" for their success; the regiment aided in the attacks on New Bern, NC and Washington, NC. They returned to Virginia in May 1864; the 43rd North Carolina Infantry was part of the Valley Campaigns of 1864, which included Battle of Cool Spring or Snicker's Gap. As Jubal Early's Confederate troops were leaving the area around Washington, DC, pursuing Federal forces caused a battle in a small gap in the Blue Ridge mountains.

"The troops moved toward the Valley of Virginia, crossed the Blue Ridge at Snicker’s Gap on 17 July, the Union troops following and an additional force threatening the flank of the Confederate right. On the afternoon of that day Rodes’s Division attacked the enemy at Snicker’s Gap, driving them into the Shenandoah River, where the loss in killed and drowned was heavy."Another soldier recorded the costs of the battle in his diary: "We succeeded in driving the enemy back across the river and to that instant the victory remained with us but I doubt whether we won an advantage by the fight. Our casualties were quite heavy as heavy as that of the enemy. From the best information I can gather we had about three and the Yankees about seven thousand men engaged. In this Engagement my Regiment counted twenty-nine muskets. My flag received six bullet holes in it; the color bearer was wounded through the arm..." The 43rd Regiment, North Carolina State Troops, participated in the Battle of Appomattox Court House, surrendered on April 9, 1865, with 9 officers and 164 men.

General Bryan Grimes' Division was composed of four brigades, on April 10, 1865, there were present for duty 1,659 officers and men, with 722.58 calibre muskets among the men, 11 more muskets in the brigade trains, 30 more muskets in the division trains. There were thus twenty regiments with 722 muskets in their han

Kachidoki Station

Kachidoki Station is a subway station on the Toei Oedo Line in Chūō, Japan, operated by the Tokyo subway operator Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation. Kachidoki Station is served by the Toei Oedo Line, is numbered "E-17"; the station has one island platform on the second basement level, serving two tracks. The station opened on 12 December 2000. In fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 76,086 passengers daily; the Yurikamome is under construction and will be extended to this station for the 2020 Summer Olympics. List of railway stations in Japan Toei station information

Starship Troopers (video game)

Starship Troopers is a first-person shooter game developed by British company Strangelite Studios and published by Empire Interactive. The game is based upon the 1997 film Starship Troopers by Paul Verhoeven. Set five years after the events of the film, the game lets players assume the role of'Marauder Zero Six' as they assault the planet Hesperus, invaded by the Arachnids; the game features footage from both the original film and the sequel Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation. The single-player game features a campaign mode consisting of a series of missions connected by mission briefings. After a level is completed it is available to play in a Level Attack mode, similar to a time trial mode, except a score and the number of kills are recorded. There are three different levels of difficulty, easy and hard; the level of difficulty affects the AI of the bugs, which means they will notice a player, begin to attack him/her sooner on hard than on easy. The different levels affect the amount of ammunition and grenades available throughout the missions, the health of the bosses.

Most missions involve a player completing a single objective, with obstacles on the way. For example, the player's ultimate objective is to rescue comrades; the player may have to find the soldiers, protect them, retrieve supplies, fix equipment, escape. During the course of a mission, a player may run into one or more bosses a Royal warrior or a bug that performs a heavy support role, such as a plasma bug or a tanker; as the game progresses, tougher enemies are introduced, better guns are made available to the player. Multiplayer in Starship Troopers consists of three different modes; the most popular mode is Co-op which sees players defending a mechanic from an onslaught of arachnids whilst retrieving parts to repair a dropship to escape in. The network and lobby functions of Starship Troopers were provided by Demonware who have now withdrawn the services. Promised dedicated server and modification tools were never released, along with the closing of the official English forums player numbers in the multiplayer game were low.

The game lacked any console or server commands which makes it impossible to execute a variety of necessary admin functions such as kick, ban or a map change. Lastly as the balancing of the weapons is directly inherited from the single-player mode this means that deathmatch play is not competitive. A player who picks up the rocket launcher for example is to dominate the game because it deals more damage compared to many other weapons, has an area of effect, can be fired and has a large magazine. Patches released for the game focused upon improving the game's multiplayer mode; the latest, version 5.24 released in December 2005, introduced 4 new DM/TDM maps and 3 new co-op maps. The game received mixed reviews, scoring 3.8 on GameSpot and a 5 from IGN, with both sites stating technical issues, such as problems with the AI and archaic graphics as the reason for the low score. There are very few character models, leaving most troopers looking identical; the sound bites used for the troopers voices are repeated many times throughout the game, with some bites placed at inappropriate times