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Horiyoshi III

Horiyoshi III is a horishi, specializing in Japanese traditional full-body tattoos, or "suits," called Irezumi or Horimono. Nakano was inspired when he saw a Yakuza with a full-body tattoo in a public bathhouse when he was a young boy, "about eleven or twelve." This inspired him to visit legendary tattoo artist Yoshitsugu Muramatsu known as Shodai Horiyoshi of Yokohama. Nakano got his own tattoo from Horiyoshi II—Shodai Horiyoshi's son—and lead to Nakano becoming Horiyoshi I's apprentice at age 25. Horiyoshi III is the second tattooist be granted that honorific title, which passes from master to apprentice; the tattooist affixation Hori means to engrave or "to carve." Muramatsu bestowed this title upon Nakano in 1971. His wife, Mayumi Nakano, is the general manager of his public "Tattoo Museum" located close to the Yokohama Station, which he founded in 2000. At Horiyoshi's studio in Yokohama, tattoos are outlined freehand using an electric needle, he did the outlining by hand until the late 1990s.

His friendship with Don Ed Hardy, started in the mid-1980s, lead to Horiyoshi's adoption of electric machines. Shading and color is added using Japanese hand tattooing, technique, he restricts his motifs to the classical repertoire of the vast variety of traditional Japanese stories and designs: peonies, dragons, etc. Horiyoshi feels responsible for keeping the classic repertoire alive, "one prick at a time."Horiyoshi III's work can cost tens of thousands of dollars, may require weekly hour-long visits over the course of several years to complete. His work is now limited to finishing existing clients' tattoos. Among Horiyoshi III's published works are the following books: Ed Hardy published "Tattoo designs of Japan", Nihonshuppansha published 36 Ghosts, 108 Heroes of the Suikoden, 100 Demons, 58 Musha, The Namakubi, former American-Japanese apprentice Horitaka has published books on the masters work which are "Bushido", "Tattoos of the floating world", "Studying Horiyoshi 3", "Dragons by Horiyoshi3", "The Horiyoshi3 sketchbook", "Horiyoshi3 photobook".

Former German apprentice Horikitsune, published Horiyoshi III's books between 2009 and 2015 under the publishing label Kofuu-Senju Publications Ltd. Now renamed Kosei Publications LTD. which were "Ryushin", "Kokoro", "Osen", "Osen 2". Tattoolife press published his "Ryuki" dragon book in 2016. An exhibition of Horiyoshi's silk scroll paintings named'Kokoro' organised by former German apprentice Horikitsune and Italian Tattooer Claudia dei Sabe:'The Art of Horiyoshi III' was on display at Somerset House in London, 21 March – 1 July 2012 Other exhibitions: Harajuku Tokyo, the "Korouten exhibit" in which Horiyoshi III partners with fellow artists the like of Hajime Sorayama every October. Horiyoshi III now only has his own son Souryou Horiyoshi III which means heir; the master advises that all former apprentices are no longer part of his family. These were - amongst a few others: Horikara, Horihito, Horitaka, Horikiku and Horikitsune.

Mandelbaum, Jill'Horiyuki'. Studying Horiyoshi III: A westerner's journey into Japanese tattoo. Schiffer Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7643-2968-5. Official website Irezumi - Irezumi by Horiyoshi III

Electronic voting in Canada

Federal elections and provincial elections use paper ballots, but electronic voting has been used since at least the 1990s at the municipal level. Committee reports and analysis from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and British Columbia have all recommended against provincial Internet voting, but several provinces use electronic counting of paper ballots. A federal committee has recommended against national Internet voting; some municipalities in Ontario and Nova Scotia provide Internet voting. There are no Canadian electronic voting standards. There is no online voting in Canadian federal elections. For national elections, there is a uniform set of standards for voting; this governing law is the Canada Elections Act. The Act is c. 9, assented to 31 May 2000. It has been amended several times since 2000. In 2014, it was amended to require the prior approval of a majority in both the Senate and House of Commons for electronic voting, rather than just Senate and House committees; the relevant provision applying to electronic voting is: PART 2 CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER AND STAFF Alternative voting process 18.1 The Chief Electoral Officer may carry out studies on voting, including studies respecting alternative voting processes, may devise and test an alternative voting process for future use in a general election or a by-election.

Such a process may not be used for an official vote without the prior approval of the committees of the Senate and of the House of Commons that consider electoral matters or, in the case of an alternative electronic voting process, without the prior approval of the Senate and the House of Commons. It was reported. "The general philosophy is to take the ballot box to the voter," says Mayrand, Canada's chief electoral officer.'Elections Canada released a report requesting approval to conduct an "electronic voting test-run in a byelection by 2013". The tests of online voting never took place. On January 26, 2010 Elections Canada in conjunction with partners organised The Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue - Internet Voting: What Can Canada Learn? Examples of Internet voting from Europe and from Canadian municipalities were presented. On June 7, 2016, the House of Commons created a Special Committee on Electoral Reform; the committee was charged "to identify and conduct a study of viable alternate voting systems to replace the first-past-the-post system, as well as to examine mandatory voting and online voting".

The committee's report was recommended against online voting. In parallel with the committee, starting August 26, 2016 the Minister of Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef conducted a cross-country consultation tour on the same topics; the in-person consultation was followed with a Minister of Democractic Institutions online consultation that launched December 5, 2016. The statement "Elections Canada has no plans to introduce electronic counting of votes. Polling places will continue using paper ballots and counted by hand." Is included in an advanced notice of proposed procurement for Electronic Polls Books issued March 2, 2017. On April 3, 2017 the Government of Canada responded to the recommendations of the Special Committee on Electoral Reform, accepted the recommendation against online voting, stating "We will not implement online voting at this time." Released February 1, 2017, the Mandate Letter for incoming Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould signaled a concern about cyber threats to the Canadian electoral process: In collaboration with the Minister of National Defence and the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, lead the Government of Canada’s efforts to defend the Canadian electoral process from cyber threats.

This should include asking the Communications Security Establishment to analyze risks to Canada’s political and electoral activities from hackers, to release this assessment publicly. As well, ask CSE to offer advice to Canada’s political parties and Elections Canada on best practices when it comes to cyber security. On June 16, 2017 the Communications Security Establishment released the report indicated in the Minister's Mandate Letter; the report is entitled Cyber Threats to Canada's Democratic Process. The report states that multiple types of adversaries are targeting Canada, including nation-states and cybercriminals, it finds that federal elections are well-protected due to being conducted on paper with good control measures. Federal elections are paper-based and Elections Canada has a number of legal and information technology measures in place, which mitigate cyber threats; each province can choose its own voting standards. Alberta does not permit the use of Internet voting in provincial elections.

British Columbia does not permit the use of Internet voting in provincial elections. A February 2014 Independent Panel on Internet Voting recommended "Do not implement universal Internet voting for either local government or provincial government elections at this time." The October 2014 Report of the Chief Electoral Officer indicated "Elections BC endorses the recommendations of the Independent Panel on Internet Voting". It was reported in the Globe and Mail on May 13, 2004 that "New Brunswick's chief electoral officer is reviewing the possibility of using electronic voting machines on a wide basis."New Brunswick used vote counting computers in 2014 and encountered problems, but did not expect to change the system in 2018. On July 5, 2016, the governing Liberals tabled a discussion on electoral paper in the legislature and signaled the formation of a Commission on Electoral Reform; the discussion paper included online vo

Xander Kiriakis

Xander Kiriakis is a fictional character from Days of Our Lives, an American soap opera on the NBC network. Created by Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell, the role is portrayed by Paul Telfer. Introduced in 2015 as the nephew of Greek tycoon Victor Kiriakis, he is a member of the Kiriakis family. In 2015, Paul Telfer joined the cast of Days of Our Lives as Xander Cook, the nephew of Victor Kiriakis, he made his first on screen appearance on March 24, 2015. Before debuting as Xander, he played Damon for six episodes. In April 2019, it was revealed, he returned during the final moments of the April 2019, episode. Xander first showed up in Salem in March 2015; as the head of an international blood diamond smuggling ring, he compelled his friend and lover, Serena Mason through threats, to steal the diamonds from the elephant statue that she and Eric Brady bought from Africa few years ago. Xander met with his uncle Victor Kiriakis where it was revealed that he has been doing criminal operations for him in Cyprus and Cuba in addition to money laundering for the Kiriakis family.

As a cover for his criminal activities, Xander owns a European pharmaceutical company that supplies various charities around the world. He met Nicole Walker and fell for her right away, she pretended to show interest in him and used Xander to make her ex-boyfriend Daniel Jonas jealous started dating Daniel again and wanted nothing to do with Xander. Nicole uncovered Xander's history with Serena and Eric, including his criminal records. Xander continued pursuing Nicole after warned by Victor not to. At Titan, Xander tracked down Nicole for betraying him, locking her up to die in the furnace room along with her lover Eric who came to save her, he and his female accomplice destroyed all the evidence before leaving. As Xander was preparing to abscond, he was kidnapped by Victor's henchmen on Victor's order for not following the orders and putting their business in jeopardy by bringing their criminal activities to attention. Xander explained his devotion, was let go, but only to be stripped off his privileges and wealthy lifestyle.

He worked as a gardener at the Kiriakis mansion as part of the punishment where he was seduced by Theresa Donovan who falsely accused him of rape when Brady walked in on them. Xander was arrested by the police on charges of attempted assault. In September 2016, Xander was seen serving his time in prison with Clyde Orpheus. Xander wanted revenge on Nicole; as the trio are being transported with other prisoners, The three escape and Xander heads straight for Theresa's to confront her about her false accusations. Theresa blamed Victor, he escaped when Brady showed up. Xander and Orpheus regrouped at a shack on the pier; the trio held Kayla Brady and Joey Johnson hostage. Steve Johnson comes home, gets shot; the three criminals parted ways, Xander found Nicole at Daniel's grave, held her at gunpoint. In April 2017, Xander followed Nicole and Brady to Canada shooting Brady and kidnapping both Nicole and Holly. By 2018, Xander was in Mexico selling blood diamonds to drug lord Mateo, holding his ex-girlfriend Theresa hostage.

Xander assisted Theresa to escape and return to Salem under the condition that she help him return to the good graces of Victor. Xander's return to Salem was short-lived, when he leaves town. Months in October, Xander blackmailed Nicole into marrying him using a recording of her confession to killing Deimos. Nicole and Xander live with her daughter Holly in Chicago at Sarah Horton's apartment. A fire breaks out at the secret facility in Nashville where Xander is working with Kristen DiMera and Dr. Rolf on experiments that bring the dead back to life. Xander is presumed dead, he returned to Salem in January 2019, working with Eve Donovan to bring Jack Deveraux back in Salem in return for the thumb drive. Xander shows his uncle Victor the flash drive containing secret internal documents that could ruin DiMera Enterprises, Titan's largest business rival, in return for him being the new CEO of Titan. Victor offers him money, which he turns down demanding respect instead. Xander finds Sarah Horton in the Kiriakis mansion conversing with Sonny Kiriakis and interrupts them by eating Sarah's muffin and flirts with her, she turns down his hard pass and goes to meet her friend.

Eric attacks Xander after learning. Eli Grant shows up and arrests Xander for shooting Marlena Evans but is released after the security footage is revealed to have been deleted by himself who had impersonated John Black, he finds Sarah Horton drinking heartbroken over her previous relationship with Rex Brady and being rejected by Eric. Xander and Sarah have sex. Afterwards he blackmails Eve Donovan after stealing Dr Wolf's diary from her, he returns again in April, after abducting Nicole's daughter Holly, per the instruction of Ted Laurent. He accepts an executive position job at Titan Industries which Brady offers him in return that he hands over the recording and divorces Nicole, it is revealed that he and Nicole are secretly working together and that Nicole is Kristen, wearing Nicole's mask. He bonds well with Maggie Horton after he catches her drinking and opens up to her about the pain he went through as a kid when losing his parents, he stays with her until they both fall asleep on the sofa.

He hands over Dr. Rolf's diary to Maggie in Sarah's presence to save Will's life, he holds Ted Laurent hostage upon Kristen's orders and on confesses the truth about Holly being alive to Eric and Maggie. Xander at

Poy Sippi, Wisconsin

Poy Sippi is a town in Waushara County, United States. The population was 972 at the 2000 census; the census-designated place of Poy Sippi is located in the town. The unincorporated communities of Borth and Fountain Valley are located in the town; the Pine River was called "Poygan Sippi" by Potawatomi Indians. The name was contracted to Poy Sippi, it is said to be a corruption of an Indian word meaning "Sioux river." In the related Menominee language, it is called Pawāhnān-Sīpiah, "Wild Rice Gathering River", referring to the importance of wild rice as a staple crop to the local people. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.9 square miles, of which, 32.3 square miles of it is land and 3.6 square miles of it is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 972 people, 392 households, 286 families residing in the town; the population density was 30.1 people per square mile. There were 436 housing units at an average density of 13.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 97.12% White, 0.21% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 1.34% from other races, 1.03% from two or more races.

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.06% of the population. There were 392 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.8% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.91. In the town, the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males. The median income for a household in the town was $40,489, the median income for a family was $47,250. Males had a median income of $34,167 versus $21,607 for females; the per capita income for the town was $18,625. About 3.6% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over.

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Hark Olufs

Hark Olufs was a North Frisian sailor. He was sold into slavery. By working as a slave servant to the Bey of Constantine, he obtained his freedom from captivity. Hark Olufs was born as son of a nautical captain named Oluf Jensen on either July 17 or 19 in 1708 on the North Frisian island of Amrum, which belonged to Denmark. In 1721 he became a seaman on a ship belonging to his father. In 1724, on a voyage from Nantes to Hamburg, Olufs’ ship was seized by Algerian pirates and he, his two cousins, were taken hostage. Olufs' family could not afford the high price, demanded in ransom by the Barbary slave traders for his release; because the ship had been sailing under Hamburg colours, the family's request for a loan from the slavery fund of the Danish Kingdom was rejected. Subsequently, Olufs was sold as a slave on Algiers' slave market. From 1724 to 1727/28 he was a slave servant of the Bey of Constantine and advanced in responsibility to become the Bey's treasurer. Between 1728 and 1732 he was made Commander of the Life Guards.

In 1732 he became Agha Commander in Chief of the local cavalry. In 1735, he took part in the conquest of Tunis by the Algerian army during the disposal of Al-Husayn I ibn Ali; as a reward, Olufs was allowed to return to Amrum. In 1747 he published an autobiography in Danish, translated into German in 1751. Hark Olufs died on October 1754, in Süddorf on Amrum, his headstone is still visible in the graveyard of Nebel. Hark Oluf's life was chronicled in a biographical novel in 2010: Udo. Der General des Bay. Das abenteuerliche Leben des Amrumer Schiffsjungen Hark Olufs. Bad Honnef: Horlemann. ISBN 978-3-89502-299-9. Turkish Abductions Notes Sources"Ein Amrumer Schicksal im 18. Jahrhundert". Die Geschichte Norddeutschlands - Im Zeichen des Kreuzes. March 13, 2007. Norddeutscher Rundfunk. Archived from the original on March 17, 2008. Retrieved November 24, 2014. Olufs, Hark. "Harck Olufs... Besynderlige AVANTURES...". Martin Rheinheimer. Archived from the original on September 14, 2007. Retrieved July 23, 2008. Rheinheimer, Martin.

Der fremde Sohn. Hark Olufs’ Wiederkehr aus der Sklaverei.. Wachholtz. ISBN 978-3-529-02775-8. Rheinheimer, Martin. "Hark Olufs and the Barbary States". University of Southern Denmark. Archived from the original on January 6, 2013. Retrieved July 23, 2008