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Gintama: The Movie

Gintama: The Movie, known in Japan as Gintama: Shin'yaku Benizakura-Hen, is a Japanese animated film produced by Sunrise. The film's plot is a retelling of the story arc from Gin Tama in which Kotaro Katsura is attacked by a member of the army Kiheitai, the freelancer trio Odd Jobs Gin start searching for him. One night at a bridge, the Joi terrorist Kotaro Katsura is attacked by a ronin. Katsura's comrade, goes to the freelancer trio Yorozuya requesting for their help in finding Katsura. While Shinpachi Shimura and Kagura to search for Katsura, Gintoki Sakata receives a request from the swordsmith Murata Tetsuya to retrieve the cursed sword Benizakura, stolen to commit serial murder. Shinpachi and Elizabeth are ambushed by the assassin Nizo Okada, a previous antagonist known to the Yorozuya as Nizo the Butcher, who claims to have killed Katsura, showing them the hair he cut off. Gintoki comes to protect Shinpachi and Elizabeth but is overwhelmed by Nizo and the Benizakura, revealed to be no ordinary cursed sword.

Before Nizo lands another fatal hit on Gintoki, Shinpachi slashes off one of Nizo's arms, forcing the latter to retreat when people started to gather at the commotion. Meanwhile, with the help of her pet Inugami Sadaharu, finds hints of Katsura's whereabouts in a ship owned by the Joi terrorist group Kiheitai led by Gintoki and Katsura's former ally, Shinsuke Takasugi. After the Kiheitai subdues Kagura, it is revealed that Nizo is one of them and that Murata Tetsuya has been acting as an accomplice in hopes of perfecting the Benizakura, which they had been mass-producing as a bioweapon. While Gintoki is recovering from his wounds, Murata Tetsuko reveals her brother's intentions and requests him to stop her brother. Shinpachi and Elizabeth discover Kagura's location through Sadaharu, with Shinpachi infiltrating the ship to save Kagura while Elizabeth leads Katsura's faction to attack the Kiheitai. While under attack, Takasugi slashes at Elizabeth only to be attacked by Katsura, hiding in the ship disguised as another Elizabeth.

In the middle of the chaos between the two factions, Katsura blows up the factory and destroys all the remaining Benizakura, save for the one Nizo holds. Katsura wishes to confront Takasugi once again with Kagura and Shinpachi aiding him, facing off against two of the Kiheitai's core members: Matako Kijima the gunslinger and Henpeita Takechi the strategist, respectively. Tetsuko gives Gintoki a new sword. Despite not having recovered yet, Gintoki manages to stay on par with Nizo's enhanced skills due to the latter's body suffering great stress from the Benizakura; as the Benizakura exerts Nizo's body to strengthen itself, Gintoki overpowers Nizo as stated by Tetsuya that "the life or death confrontation awakened memories of battle that lay dormant inside of." Nizo is consumed by the Benizakura and goes berserk, interrupting Shinpachi and Kagura's respective battles. As Shinpachi and Tetsuko try to save Gintoki from Nizo, Tetsuya sacrifices his life to protect his sister, realizing the error of his ways.

Having recovered, Gintoki uses Tetsuko's sword to finish off Nizo and destroys the Benizakura. Takasugi reveals his intentions to destroy the Bakufu along with the rest of the world that took his, Katsura's and Gintoki's master, Shoyo Yoshida, from them. In order to gain power, Takasugi - along with the 5th core member of the Kiheitai Bansai Kawakami - allied with the amanto Harusame space pirates which Katsura and the Yorozuya had encountered, promising them Gintoki and Katsura's heads. Gintoki's group reunites with Katsura's and escape from the ship before declaring Takasugi as an enemy, that the next time they meet they will show no mercy regardless of their past. Besides the main storyline, the film features two shorts added at the end; the former has the Yorozuya trio comically introducing themselves to the audience with their self-proclaimed Gintama specialty background-only style while the latter has the series' cast discussing ideas for a second movie until they are interrupted by stand-ins of the Warner Bros. the Yorozuya referred to as Mr. War and Mr. Ner who cancel their next projects due to falsely claiming their Gintama anime are not considered "mega-hit" in Japan, as they are considered "ripoffs" of other "mega-hit" manga like Bleach and Naruto.

In October 2009, Warner Bros. registered the Internet domain name "Gintama-movie.com" although they did not confirm the making of a film. In the 2009's 58th issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump, released that month, it was confirmed the development of such film giving the tagline "Gintama Wasshoi Matsuri!!" with "Wasshoi" being a shout done in Japanese festivals. One of the TV commercials of the film teases. Prior to the film's premiere, a festival known as "Gintama Haru Matsuri 2010" was held at Ryōgoku's Ryōgoku Kokugikan indoor arena in March 2010. There, the first three minutes of the film were to shown to the audience and the staff in charge talked to them. A DVD of this event was released on April 6, 2011. Does provided the musical themes "Bakuchi Dancer" and "Boku Tachi no Kisetsu" for the film. In Japan it premiered on April 24, 2010, picking up US$2.118.342 on 90 screens during its first days, earned US$12.86 million in total. The film was released in DVD in both regular and limited releases on December 15, 2010, the latter including a bonus CD.

Aniplex rereleased it in Blu-ray format on June 26, 2013. Sentai Filmworks release

Brandon Bonifacio

Brandon Bonifacio is a Canadian professional footballer who plays for UBC Thunderbirds. He began as a midfielder with Vancouver Selects, Provincial All-Star Teams and joined 2006 in the youth system of SC Cambuur of the Dutch Eerste Divisie. After advancing to SC Cambuur's professional team for one year and half he went on loan to FC Zwolle. A short time he made a decision to return to Canada to attend the University of British Columbia rather than continue with professional soccer, he is former member of the Canada U-20 men's national soccer team and has five games played for the team. He was voted second for Canadian U20 Player of the Year. Official Site

Leonurus japonicus

Leonurus japonicus called oriental motherwort or Chinese motherwort, is a herbaceous flowering plant native to Asia, including Korea and Japan, China to Cambodia. Plants are annual or biennial; the stems are upright growing to a height of 30 to 120 cm. The flowers are sessile and produced in verticillasters; the calyx is tubular-campanulate 6 -- 8 mm long with broad triangle shaped teeth. The corolla is reddish to purplish red in color. Plants bloom from June to September, it has escaped cultivation and become naturalized in other parts of the world including South and North America and Africa. It is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine, where it is called yìmǔcǎo "beneficial herb for mothers". In China, Leonurus heterophyllus injection has been studied for its potential to prevent postpartum hemorrhage after caesarian section. Leonurus japonicus, contains several compounds with biology activity,such as guanosine, syringic acid and stigmasterol. Scientists use the purified compound as a standard in drug screening.

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Michael Kaeshammer

Michael Kaeshammer is a Canadian jazz and boogie-woogie pianist. Kaeshammer grew up in Offenburg, where he studied classical piano for seven years. At age thirteen, he became interested in boogie-woogie and stride piano as played by Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis, Pete Johnson; as a teenager, Kaeshammer began playing jazz and boogie-woogie in clubs and festivals around Germany and other surrounding parts of Europe. After he moved with his family to the west coast of Canada, Kaeshammer began performing at festivals across the country during the summer of 1996; that year ` Blue Keys', was released. A second album, Tell You How I Feel came out in 1998, two year No Strings Attached. Kaeshammer has been the opening act for Anne Murray, Ray Charles, Allen Toussaint, Colin James, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Holly Cole, he has conducted a number of multi-city tours through The People’s Republic of China. He performed at Canada Day celebrations in Trafalgar Square, United Kingdom. In the US he has appeared multiple times as a featured performer on the Queen City Blues Fest's Arches Piano Stage in Cincinnati, OH.

In 2003, Kaeshammer released the album Strut. Television. In 2005 he went on a concert tour throughout Canada. Kaeshammer performed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Paralympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. Meanwhile, Two more albums, Days Like These, were released. Kaeshammer continued to record, releasing a self-titled album in 2011, KaeshammerLIVE!, With You in Mind, an instrumental album, The Pianist in 2015. Kaeshammer has been nominated for seven Juno Awards, he has received the West Coast Music Award for Musician of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. His 2016 album No Filter is a mixture of jazz and boogie-woogie. In 2016 he performed at the Maple Blues Awards in Toronto, he has hosted the Canadian National Jazz Awards. No Strings Attached Tell You How I Feel Blue Keys Strut Days Like These Lovelight Kaeshammer Kaeshammer Live! With You in Mind No Filter Pianist Something New 2001 JUNO Award - Best Contemporary Jazz Album - Instrumental, for No Strings Attached2004 JUNO Award - Best Contemporary Jazz Album - Instrumental, for Strut2008 JUNO Award - Vocal Jazz Album of the Year, for Days Like These2010 JUNO Award - Vocal Jazz Album of the Year, for Lovelight2013 JUNO Award - Music DVD of the Year, for Kaeshammerlive!2018 JUNO Award - Vocal Jazz Album of the Year, for No Filter Official web site

PhilosophiƦ Naturalis Principia Mathematica

Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica referred to as the Principia, is a work in three books by Isaac Newton, in Latin, first published 5 July 1687. After annotating and correcting his personal copy of the first edition, Newton published two further editions, in 1713 and 1726; the Principia states Newton's laws of motion. The Principia is considered one of the most important works in the history of science; the French mathematical physicist Alexis Clairaut assessed it in 1747: "The famous book of Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy marked the epoch of a great revolution in physics. The method followed by its illustrious author Sir Newton... spread the light of mathematics on a science which up to had remained in the darkness of conjectures and hypotheses."A more recent assessment has been that while acceptance of Newton's theories was not immediate, by the end of the century after publication in 1687, "no one could deny that" "a science had emerged that, at least in certain respects, so far exceeded anything that had gone before that it stood alone as the ultimate exemplar of science generally".

In formulating his physical theories, Newton developed and used mathematical methods now included in the field of calculus. But the language of calculus as we know it was absent from the Principia. In a revised conclusion to the Principia, Newton used his expression that became famous, Hypotheses non fingo. In the preface of the Principia, Newton wrote:... Rational Mechanics will be the sciences of motion resulting from any forces whatsoever, of the forces required to produce any motion proposed and demonstrated... And therefore we offer this work as mathematical principles of his philosophy. For all the difficulty of philosophy seems to consist in this—from the phenomenas of motions to investigate the forces of Nature, from these forces to demonstrate the other phenomena... The Principia deals with massive bodies in motion under a variety of conditions and hypothetical laws of force in both non-resisting and resisting media, thus offering criteria to decide, by observations, which laws of force are operating in phenomena that may be observed.

It attempts to cover hypothetical or possible motions both of celestial bodies and of terrestrial projectiles. It explores, its third and final book deals with the interpretation of observations about the movements of planets and their satellites. It shows:; the opening sections of the Principia contain, in revised and extended form, nearly all of the content of Newton's 1684 tract De motu corporum in gyrum. The Principia begin with "Definitions" and "Axioms or Laws of Motion", continues in three books: Book 1, subtitled De motu corporum concerns motion in the absence of any resisting medium, it opens with a mathematical exposition of "the method of first and last ratios", a geometrical form of infinitesimal calculus. The second section establishes relationships between centripetal forces and the law of areas now known as Kepler's second law, relates circular velocity and radius of path-curvature to radial force, relationships between centripetal forces varying as the inverse-square of the distance to the center and orbits of conic-section form.

Propositions 11–31 establish properties of motion in paths of eccentric conic-section form including ellipses, their relation with inverse-square central forces directed to a focus, include Newton's theorem about ovals. Propositions 43–45 are demonstration that in an eccentric orbit under centripetal force where the apse may move, a steady non-moving orientation of the line of apses is an indicator of an inverse-square law of force. Book 1 contains some proofs with little connection to real-world dynamics, but there are sections with far-reaching application to the solar system and universe: Propositions 57–69 deal with the "motion of bodies drawn to one another by centripetal forces". This section is of primary interest for its application to the Solar System, includes Proposition 66 along with its 22 corollaries: here Newton took the first steps in the definition and study of the problem of the movements of three massive bodies subject to their mutually perturbing gravitational attractions, a problem which gained name and fame as the three-body problem.

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