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Asahi Shimbun

The Asahi Shimbun is one of the five national newspapers in Japan. Its circulation, 7.96 million for its morning edition and 3.1 million for its evening edition as of June 2010, was second behind that of Yomiuri Shimbun. Its publisher, The Asahi Shimbun Company, has its registered headquarters in Osaka and remains as a held family business in the major ownership and control of the founding Murayama and Ueno families. According to the Reuters Institute Digital Report 2018, public trust in Asahi Shimbun is the lowest among five major dailies in Japan. One of Japan's oldest and largest national daily newspapers, the Asahi Shimbun began publication in Osaka on 25 January 1879 as a small-print, four-page illustrated paper that sold for one sen a copy, had a circulation of 3,000 copies; the three founding officers of a staff of twenty were Kimura Noboru, Murayama Ryōhei, Tsuda Tei. The company's first premises were at Edobori in Osaka. On 13 September of the same year, Asahi printed its first editorial.

In 1881, the Asahi adopted an all-news format, enlisted Ueno Riichi as co-owner. From 1882, Asahi began to receive financial support from the Government and Mitsui, hardened the management base. Under the leadership of Ueno, whose brother was one of the Mitsui managers, Murayama, the Asahi began its steady ascent to national prominence. On 10 July 1888, the first issue of the Tokyo Asahi Shimbun was published from the Tokyo office at Motosukiyachō, Kyōbashi; the first issue was numbered No. 1,076 as it was a continuation of three small papers: Jiyū no Tomoshibi, Tomoshibi Shimbun and Mesamashi Shimbun. On 1 April 1907, the renowned writer Natsume Sōseki 41, resigned his teaching positions at Tokyo Imperial University, now Tokyo University, to join the Tokyo Asahi Shimbun; this was soon after the publication of his novels Wagahai wa Neko de Aru and Botchan, which made him the center of literary attention. On 1 October 1908, Osaka Asahi Shimbun and Tokyo Asahi Shimbun were merged into a single unified corporation, Asahi Shimbun Gōshi Kaisha, with a capitalization of 600,000 yen.

In 1918, because of its critical stance towards Terauchi Masatake's cabinet during the Rice Riots, government authorities suppressed an article in the Osaka Asahi, leading to a softening of its liberal views, the resignation of many of its staff reporters in protest. Indeed, the newspaper's liberal position led to its vandalization during the February 26 Incident of 1936, as well as repeated attacks from the right wing throughout this period. From the latter half of the 1930s, Asahi ardently supported Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe's wartime government and criticized capitalism harshly under Taketora Ogata, the Editor in Chief of Asahi Shimbun. Influential editorial writers of Asahi such as Shintarō Ryū, Hiroo Sassa, Hotsumi Ozaki were the center members of the Shōwa Kenkyūkai, a political think tank for Konoe. Ogata was one of the leading members of the Genyōsha, formed in 1881 by Tōyama Mitsuru; the Genyōsha was an ultranationalist group of organized crime figures and those with far right-wing political beliefs.

Kōki Hirota, hanged as a Class A war criminal, was a leading member of the Genyōsha and one of Ogata's best friends. Hirota was the chairman of Tōyama's funeral committee, Ogata was the vice-chairman. Ryū, a Marxist economist of the Ōhara Institute for Social Research before he entered Asahi, advocated centrally planned economies in his Nihon Keizai no Saihensei, and Sassa, a son of ultranationalistic politician Sassa Tomofusa, joined hands with far-right generals and terrorists who had assassinated Junnosuke Inoue, Baron Dan Takuma and Prime Minister Inukai Tsuyoshi to support Konoe. In 1944, they attempted assassination of Prime Minister Hideki Tōjō. On 9 April 1937 the Kamikaze, a Mitsubishi aircraft sponsored by the Asahi Shimbun company and flown by Masaaki Iinuma, arrived in London, to the astonishment of the Western world, it was the first Japanese-built aircraft to fly to Europe. On 1 September 1940, the Osaka Asahi Shimbun and the Tokyo Asahi Shimbun unified their names into the Asahi Shimbun.

On 1 January 1943, the publication of the Asahi Shimbun was stopped by the government after the newspaper published a critical essay contributed by Seigō Nakano, one of the leading members of the Genyōsha and Ogata's best friend. On 27 December 1943, Nagataka Murayama, a son-in-law of Murayama Ryōhei and the President of Asahi, removed Ogata from the Editor in Chief and relegated him to the Vice President to hold absolute power in Asahi. On 22 July 1944, Vice President of Asahi, became a Minister without Portfolio and the President of Cabinet Intelligence Agency in Kuniaki Koiso's cabinet. On 7 April 1945, Hiroshi Shimomura, former Vice President of Asahi, became the Minister without Portfolio and the President of Cabinet Intelligence Agency in Kantarō Suzuki's cabinet. On 17 August 1945, Ogata became the Minister without Portfolio and the Chief Cabinet Secretary and the President of Cabinet Intelligence Agency in Prince Higashikuni's cabinet. On 5 November 1945, as a way of assuming responsibility for compromising the newspaper's principles during the war, t

The Wolf (Andrew W.K. album)

The Wolf is the second studio album by American hard rock musician Andrew W. K. released on Island Records on September 9, 2003. In contrast to W. K.'s party-oriented debut, The Wolf was a more elaborate and ornate effort, with insightful lyrics and a more melodic sound. This did not stop it from being successful; the album found W. K. playing all of the instruments on the album, whereas on I Get Wet he split the chore with studio musicians. The Wolf spawned the singles "Never Let Down" and "Tear It Up"; this album was titled Blow Your Bone, but the title was deemed "too offensive" by Island Records, so Andrew W. K. opted to use the name The Wolf. Cover art was made with the original title, but it differed from the cover art of The Wolf, it is not known whether the album had different material on it, as the only actual thing referencing the title was an ad made just before the album's release. The release date on the ad for Blow Your Bone did not change from the date that The Wolf was released; the Japan release of The Wolf came with a bonus DVD, with behind the scenes footage that cannot be found on any other release.

This album was included among a group of 15 DualDisc releases that were test marketed in two cities: Boston and Seattle. The DualDisc has the standard album on one side, bonus material on the second side. "Victory Strikes Again" – 2:09 "Long Live the Party" – 4:00 "Tear It Up" – 3:55 "Free Jumps" – 3:33 "Never Let Down" – 3:58 "Your Rules" – 2:27 "The Song" – 4:17 "Make Sex" – 0:44 "Totally Stupid" – 4:30 "Really in Love" – 4:42 "The End of Our Lives" – 4:49 "I Love Music" – 4:19Japanese bonus tracks "Party Hard" "She Is Beautiful" Andrew W. K. – vocals, bass, piano, synthesizer Ken Andrewsguitar Jimmy Coup – guitar Erik Payne – guitar Frank Werner – guitar Gregg Roberts – bass Donald Tardydrums Billy Trudel – backing vocals Roger Lian – editing Ryan Boesch – engineering, recording Howie Weinbergmastering Dave Way – mixing Lior Goldenberg – addition mixing and recording The Wolf at Metacritic

From A to...Z

From A to... Z is an album by the Al Cohn/Zoot Sims Sextet recorded in early 1956 for the RCA Victor label; the Allmusic review by Scott Yanow stated " Al and Zoot avoid obvious material in favor of swinging "modern" originals." "Mediolistic" - 3:29 "Crimea River" - 3:08 "A New Moan" - 3:52 "A Moment's Notice" - 3:19 "My Blues" - 3:14 "Sandy's Swing" - 3:23 "Somebody Loves Me" - 2:51 "More Bread" - 3:05 "Sherm's Terms" - 2:57 "From A to Z" - 2:57 "East of the Sun" - 4:19 "Tenor for Two Please, Jack" - 4:25 "My Blues" - 4:17 Bonus track on CD reissue "More Bread" - 3:09 Bonus track on CD reissue "Tenor for Two Please, Jack" - 4:17 Bonus track on CD reissue "Somebody Loves Me" - 3:05 Bonus track on CD reissueRecorded at Webster Hall in New York City on January 23, 1956 and January 24, 1956 Al Cohn, Zoot Sims - tenor saxophone Dick Sherman - trumpet Hank Jones, Dave McKenna - piano Milt Hinton - bass Osie Johnson - drums


Naturgy Energy Group S. A. Gas Natural Fenosa, is a Spanish natural gas and electrical energy utilities company, which operates in Spain; the company's administrative headquarters are in Barcelona, while its registered office is in Madrid. It has operations in other countries, including: Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Mexico, Argentina, Puerto Rico and Morocco; the corporation's main interests are: the distribution of natural gas in Spain and Latin America. Gas Natural has 10,000,000 energy clients worldwide, it has around 6,700 employees, of which 50% work within Spain. The group's largest shareholders include Repsol global energy company. Gas Natural acquired utility company Unión Fenosa for around €16.8 billion in 2009. In June 2018, the general shareholders meeting of Gas Natural approved the change of name of the company, baptized Naturgy Energy Group; the company's administrative headquarters complex, Gas Natural Building or Mare Nostrum Tower, is located in the La Barceloneta neighbourhood of the Ciutat Vella district in Barcelona.

Its registered office is being moved to Madrid. The skyscraper was designed in the High-tech architectural style by the EMBT Architects firm of architects Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue, was completed in 2005. EcoEléctrica in Puerto Rico — Gas Natural is the major shareholder. Official website

New Democracy (Sweden)

New Democracy was a political party in Sweden, founded in 1991 and elected into the Riksdag in its first election, falling fast out again in 1994. Following its exit from the Riksdag, New Democracy, continued its decline, which culminated in February 2000 when it was declared bankrupt, retaining only one city council post at the time. Numerous local fractions were reformed into minor parties. New Democracy campaigned on an agenda of reform and, although not nationalist, restricted immigration, its economic policy, stressing the importance of entrepreneurship and deregulation, was perceived as right-wing policies. The party furthermore favored a Swedish application for European Union membership, it called for wide-scale political reform, including cutting government departments, reducing the Riksdag to 151 members and electing Prime Minister by direct ballot rather than through the Riksdag. Until the entrance of the Sweden Democrats in the Swedish Riksdag in September 2010, these years were the only time a right-wing populist party had been represented in the Riksdag.

Before New Democracy was formed, both founders Bert Karlsson and Ian Wachtmeister were well known in Sweden as charismatic public figures. They had been noted for some limited non-partisan political activity, they had planned starting a party for a short time, as they met for the first time in mid-November 1990 in a café at the Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, waiting for a flight. There, they discussed the matter after Wachtmeister had read in Expressen that Karlsson had "appointed" him prime minister in his dream-team government. Appearing on television on 23 November, a specially commissioned Sifo poll was announced where 23% of voters had responded that they could imagine voting for "Bert Karlsson's party". Thus, the party had been secured popular support as well as media attention before it had been formed. Karlsson and Wachtmeister announced the formation of their new party in an article in Dagens Nyheter on 25 November 1990, titled "Here is our party program"; the party was given the name New Democracy on 1 December 1990, was formally incepted at a meeting in Skara on 4 February 1991 after having collected the required number of signatures for official registration.

A few days after the party was launched, the party received 11.7% in an opinion poll in Dagens Industri, again the same in a poll in March by Sifo. It held its first party conference on 1–2 June the same year; the first big setback for the party came. During the show, he was incapable of answering the occasional complex political questions thrown at him by the host, failed to explain how they sought to implement the party's political program. Karlsson in turn soon resigned as party leader; the party ran an election-show, unconventional in Swedish politics. Wachtmeister and Karlsson for instance became known for illustrating their economic arguments by piling up empty beer crates, they popularly became noting their contrasting backgrounds. In the summer of 1991, some opinion polls showed more than 10% support for the party. During an election-night television program, Bengt Westerberg, leader of the Liberal People's Party, left the studio in protest against New Democracy's immigration policy. Alf Svensson of the Christian Democrats and Olof Johansson of the Centre Party followed shortly after.

In the 1991 general election, the party won 6.7 % of 25 seats. In the Riksdag, New Democracy abstained from voting on the office of Prime Minister, thus gave the four-party liberal-conservative government led by Carl Bildt its indirect support. While Karlsson would appear in the chamber in inappropriate attire, Wachtmeister engaged more willfully in politics; the two, soon fell out due to their contradictory perspectives. By 1992, it became more clear that the party chose to campaign on a line of criticism of immigration; the party started to disintegrate as a result of defections from the parliamentary group, peculiar statements in the media and internal strife. In the summer of 1993, the party's rising star Vivianne Franzén started to talk about immigrant rape and Muslim ritual murders. By October 1993 the division between Karlsson and Wachtmeister became clearer, while the party's support had fallen to around 4.4%. When Wachtmeister stepped down as chairman in February 1994, he was followed by an unprecedented power struggle.

While Wachtmeister launched Sten Dybeck as a new chairman, Karlsson proposed Pelle Svensson and Carl Hamilton. In April, Harriet Colliander was chosen as new chairman instead, just to be followed by Wachtmeister's new candidate Vivianne Franzén in June; as the party had depended on its two founders, it began to implode after they started to disagree. In early 1994, the party started to initiate cooperation with parties such as the Sweden Democrats, the Sjöbo Party and the Centre Democrats. By the next election, the party had become the subject of ridicule; the 1994 general election became a huge failure for the party, as it received only 1.4% of the vote and lost all its seats. The municipal el

2018 6 Hours of Shanghai

The 2018 6 Hours of Shanghai was an endurance sports car racing event held at the Shanghai International Circuit, China on 16–18 November 2018. Shanghai served as the fifth round of the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship, was the seventh running of the event, all part of the championship; the race was won by the #7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid. Poles position winners in each class are marked in bold The minimum number of laps for classification was 80 laps. Class winners in bold Note: Only the top five positions are included for the Drivers' Championship standings. Note: Only the top five positions are included for the Drivers' Championship standings. Official website