DVD Unlimited was a DVD-by-mail service based in Auckland, New Zealand. It was a wholly owned unit of SKY Network Television, it competed directly with Fatso. DVD Unlimited was based in Nelson, was created in late 2003 by Don and Sandy Webster, a couple who ran a traditional video store there. Due to health reasons preventing the normal operation of the video store, the couple created an online store modeled after Netflix. DVD Unlimited was subsequently purchased by SKY TV for an undisclosed sum and promptly formed an alliance with both Blockbuster and the Telecom New Zealand XtraMSN portal. In June, 2008 the company announced a merger with former competitors Movieshack. Screen Enterprises Limited was formed by merging the businesses of DVD Unlimited and Movie Shack. According to the 2008 Sky TV annual report, the three firms were all struggling with the business model that has "yet to be accepted in New Zealand". SKY owns 51% of Screen Enterprises Limited and as such all subscribers are consolidated into SKY’s results.
The company completed the switch-over of its services in November 2008, when it switched its members to the new service which now operates under the Fatso name. DVD Unlimited
Paddy O'Reilly is a multiple award-winning Australian writer. Her first major short story prize was the Age Short Story Award in 2002 for her story, "Snapshots of Strangers", she was an Asialink resident to Japan in 1997 and has won residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, The Writers' House, Bundanon Trust, Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre and the Newcastle Lockup, among others. She has won the Norma K Hemming Award and been shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal and the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, her novels and stories have been published in Australia and the US. Heart of Pearl, a short film for which she wrote the screenplay, was nominated for an Australian Film Institute award. 2005 The Factory, Thompson Walker, republished 2015 by Affirm Press, Melbourne 2007 The End of the World, U. Q. P. St Lucia 2007 "Deep Water" in Love and Desire, ed. Cate Kennedy, Five Mile Press, Rowville 2012 The Fine Colour of Rust, Blue Door HarperCollins, London. Q. P. St Lucia Austlit page for Paddy O'Reilly Paddy O'Reilly official site Review of The End of The World Review of The Factory Review of The Fine Colour of Rust Review of The Wonders Review of Peripheral Vision
Milton Eugene Gardner was an American physicist who worked on radar systems at the Radiation Laboratory in Massachusetts. He was born in Santa Cruz, but would have been born in China if his father, a missionary under the American Board of Missions, had not returned temporarily to the United States for safety during the Boxer Rebellion. After spending the first nine years of his life China, Milton moved with his family to Claremont, California where he completed his elementary and secondary education and received a B. A. degree from Pomona College in 1924. While at Pomona, Milton was competed in athletics competitions, became quite a good ventriloquist and magician and belonged to the International Brotherhood of Magicians. After graduating from college, he worked at several jobs before starting graduate work in physics at UC Berkeley where he received his M. A. degree in 1934, with a thesis on "The recombination of ions in pure oxygen as a function of pressure and temperature." He received his Ph.
D. degree in 1936. In 1937, Milton accepted a position as an "instructor in physics" at the "Branch of the College of Agriculture at Davis" where he remained until his retirement as professor of physics in 1968. From 1942 to 1946, he joined the MIT Radiation Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he helped in that gigantic effort to develop and improve the radar systems which were of major importance in enabling the Allied Forces to overcome the German and Japanese aggressors, he spent the 1955-56 year at the University of Peshawar in Pakistan
Joel Armia is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward playing with the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League. He played professionally in his native Finland with Porin Ässät of the SM-liiga, he was selected 16th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres. Armia would spend three years in Finland. During that time, he would have career totals of 55 goals, 45 assists, for 100 points, with 120 penalty minutes. In 2012 -- 13, Armia would score 14 assists in 47 games, he was instrumental in helping Ässät capture the SM-Liiga’s Kanada-malja championship after finishing fourth in the regular season. In the playoffs, Armia scored. On 16 June 2012, Armia was signed to a three-year entry level contract with the Buffalo Sabres. During his second North American professional season in 2014–15, Armia was recalled from Buffalo's American Hockey League affiliate, the Rochester Americans, made his NHL debut with the Sabres against the Detroit Red Wings on 23 December 2014, he was returned to the Americans before being traded on February 11, 2015, the Sabres sent Armia, alongside Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Brendan Lemieux and a conditional first-round draft pick in 2015, to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Evander Kane, Zach Bogosian and the rights to goaltender Jason Kasdorf.
On 30 June 2018, the Jets traded Armia, alongside Steve Mason, a seventh-round draft pick in 2019, a fourth-round pick in 2020 to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Simon Bourque. On 13 July 2018, Armia signed a one-year contract worth $1.85-million with the Canadiens. On 6 October 2018, Armia scored his first goal for Montreal, a shorthanded goal that gave the Canadiens a 4-0 lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins en route to a 5-1 victory. On 1 November 2018, Armia and Habs teammate Max Domi scored the fastest two goals by one team when Montreal defeated the Washington Capitals, 6-4. Domi scored at 19:38 of the third period, Armia clinched the win with an empty net goal two seconds later. Armia converted the decisive goal in the fifth round of a shootout victory against the New York Islanders on 5 November 2018. However, in the Canadiens' next game, against the New York Rangers on 6 November 2018, Armia suffered a knee injury, he was expected to miss six to eight weeks, missed twenty-five games.
On 3 January 2019, Armia returned from injury against the Vancouver Canucks. On 1 March 2019 Armia scored his first career NHL hat trick in a 4–2 victory against the New York Rangers. On 11 July 2019, Armia signed a two-year contract worth $5.2 million with the Canadiens. He had filed for salary arbitration as a restricted free agent. Armia scored his first two goals of the 2019-20 season in a 4-5 overtime loss to the Buffalo Sabres on 9 October 2019. Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database Joel Armia's player profile on Jatkoaika.com
The Landwehr Corps was a corps level command of the German Army in World War I. The Landwehr Corps was formed on the outbreak of war in August 1914 as part of the mobilisation of the Army, it was commanded by General der Infanterie Remus von Woyrsch, recalled from retirement. It was still in existence at the end of the war. On formation, in August 1914, the Landwehr Corps consisted of two divisions, which were made up of 3rd line units; the Senior Landwehr Commander 3 was formed with units drawn from V Corps District and Senior Landwehr Commander 4 was formed with units drawn from VI Corps District. It mobilised with 34 infantry battalions, just four machine gun platoons, nine cavalry squadrons, four field artillery batteries and two pioneer companies. On mobilisation, the Landwehr Corps was assigned to the 8th Army on the Eastern Front. Whilst the 8th Army was concentrated in East Prussia, the Landwehr Corps was detached to Upper Silesia. On 4 September 1914, it came under the command of 1st Austro-Hungarian Army.
Due to losses suffered by the 4th Landwehr Division in the Battle of Tarnawka, the 11th and 51st Landwehr Infantry Regiments were reduced to a single battalion each. On 14 September 1914, the Brigade Ersatz Battalions of the 21st Ersatz Infantry Brigade were dissolved and their manpower used to replace combat losses in the following battalions: 21st Brigade Ersatz Battalion absorbed into II Battalion, 51st Landwehr Infantry Regiment 22nd Brigade Ersatz Battalion absorbed into II Battalion, 11th Landwehr Infantry Regiment 23rd Brigade Ersatz Battalion absorbed into II Battalion, 51st Landwehr Infantry Regiment 24th Brigade Ersatz Battalion absorbed into II Battalion, 11th Landwehr Infantry Regiment 78th Brigade Ersatz Battalion absorbed into II Battalion, 78th Landwehr Infantry RegimentOn 25 September 1914, the Brigade Ersatz Battalions of the 17th Ersatz Infantry Brigade were dissolved: 17th Brigade Ersatz Battalion absorbed into III Battalion, 23rd Landwehr Infantry Regiment 18th Brigade Ersatz Battalion absorbed into III Battalion, 51st Landwehr Infantry Regiment 19th Brigade Ersatz Battalion absorbed into III Battalion, 22nd Landwehr Infantry Regiment 20th Brigade Ersatz Battalion absorbed into III Battalion, 22nd Landwehr Infantry Regiment 77th Brigade Ersatz Battalion absorbed into III Battalion, 11th Landwehr Infantry RegimentThe Landwehr Corps joined the 9th Army on 24 September 1914.
The Landwehr Corps had the following commanders during its existence: From 3 November 1914, von Woyrsch was assigned to concurrently command Armee-Abteilung Woyrsch. A deputy, Generalleutnant Götz Freiherr von König, took command of the Landwehr Corps on 3 December 1914. German Army order of battle Imperial-Royal Landwehr Cron, Hermann. Imperial German Army 1914-18: Organisation, Orders-of-Battle. Helion & Co. ISBN 1-874622-70-1. Ellis, John; the World War I Databook. Aurum Press Ltd. ISBN 1-85410-766-6. Busche, Hartwig. Formationsgeschichte der Deutschen Infanterie im Ersten Weltkrieg. Institut für Preußische Historiographie. Robinson, Janet. Handbook of Imperial Germany. Authorhouse. Histories of Two Hundred and Fifty-One Divisions of the German Army which Participated in the War, compiled from records of Intelligence section of the General Staff, American Expeditionary Forces, at General Headquarters, France 1919; the London Stamp Exchange Ltd. 1920. ISBN 0-948130-87-3; the German Forces in the Field.
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