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Duncan Rouleau

Duncan Rouleau is an American comic book writer and artist, is a part of the Man of Action Studios collective of creators, who created the series Ben 10, that aired on Cartoon Network. Rouleau has illustrated a variety of popular American comic books for Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics, Marvel Comics, other publishers, he co-wrote the 8-issue miniseries of The Metal Men in 2007 by DC Comics. Steven T. Seagle and Rouleau created the Marvel Comics super-hero team Big Hero 6. In 2001, Rouleau co-founded Man of Action Entertainment, a creative think tank and production house, along with fellow partners and comic book creators Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Steven T. Seagle. MAN OF ACTION scripted four short films for an independent producer before being tapped to write the script for Activision’s successful X-Men: Legends video game, their third professional credit was the original animation series Ben 10 which they created and sold to Cartoon Network. The original series ran for 52 episodes and has so far spawned sequel series Ben 10: Alien Force, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, two live action made-for TV-movies, a live stage show.

Their second original creation for Cartoon Network, Generator Rex, has aired over forty episodes to date, launched a merchandise line, crossed over with Ben 10 in 2011. Rouleau serves as the co-executive producer on Ultimate Spider-Man on Disney XD, which premiered in April 2012. In 2013, Rouleau serves as co-executive producer on Disney XD's Avengers Assemble); the 2014 Disney animated film Big Hero 6 is based on the Marvel Comics team co-created by Rouleau. In 2006, Rouleau released his first original graphic novel, The Nightmarist, published by Active Images. Duncan Rouleau at the Grand Comics Database Media related to Duncan Rouleau at Wikimedia Commons Duncan Rouleau at the Comic Book DB Man of Action Website

Memorials to William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare has been commemorated in a number of different statues and memorials around the world, notably his funerary monument in Stratford-upon-Avon. Shakespeare's funerary monument is the earliest memorial to the playwright, located inside Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK, the same church in which he was baptised; the exact date of its construction is not known, but must have been between Shakespeare's death in 1616 and 1623, when it is mentioned in the First Folio of the playwright's works. The monument, by Gerard Johnson, is mounted on a wall above Shakespeare's grave, it features a bust of the poet, who holds a piece of paper in another. His arms are resting on a cushion. Above him is the Shakespeare family's coat of arms, on either side of which stands two allegorical figures: one, representing Labour, holds a spade, the other, representing Rest, holds a torch and a skull; as Shakespeare's reputation rose, monuments began to be created in nationally significant locations.

William Kent designed a statue for Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey. The design was executed by the sculptor Peter Scheemakers and installed in 1740, its creation was funded among others. At least two fundraising events were led by the efforts of the Shakespeare Ladies Club: a benefit performance of Julius Caesar on April 28, 1738 at Drury Lane and a benefit performance of Hamlet on April 10, 1739 at Covent Garden. There are carved heads on the pedestal, which depict Queen Elizabeth I, Henry V and Richard III. Shakespeare is depicted leaning on books and pointing to a scroll which has a misquoted version of Prospero's lines from The Tempest about the globe dissolving to "leave not a wrack behind". A variant of Kent's design was installed in a Glasgow theatre in 1764, it is now in the Theatre Royal in Dunlop Street. In 1757 the English actor David Garrick commissioned a marble statue of William Shakespeare from the French sculptor Louis-François Roubiliac for his Palladian Temple to Shakespeare at Hampton.

Garrick himself is thought to have posed for the statue. It was bequeathed, along with Garrick's books, to the British Museum in 1779. Garrick commissioned Roubiliac to produce a bust of the poet for his Shakespeare festival in Stratford in 1769. In 1788, in the exterior wall of John Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery building, the architect George Dance the Younger placed Thomas Banks's sculpture Shakespeare attended by Painting and Poetry, for which the artist was paid 500 guineas; the sculpture depicted Shakespeare, reclining against a rock, between the Dramatic Muse and the Genius of Painting. Beneath it was a panelled pedestal inscribed with a quotation from Hamlet: "He was a Man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again"; the building was used by the British Institution. After its demolition the monument was relocated to the garden of New Place in Stratford. By the nineteenth century Shakespeare's reputation had advanced to the point of what came to be known as bardolatry.

Statues and other memorials began to appear outside Britain, while in Britain itself Shakespeare's status as national poet was consolidated. New York City's Central Park contains a statue of Shakespeare, commissioned in 1864 as a celebration of the tricentenary of Shakespeare's birth in 1564. Funds were raised by a performance of Julius Caesar in which Edwin Booth took the lead role, with John Wilkes Booth playing Mark Antony; the statue was designed by John Quincy Adams Ward. Following the creation of the statue, in 1873 commissioners proposed that the Mall should be a designated location for sculpture and the statue was moved there, soon to be accompanied by others. In 1888, a large seated statue by William Ordway Partridge was unveiled in Lincoln Park, Chicago and in 1896 a bronze statue of Shakespeare by Frederick William MacMonnies was erected as part of a series representing the world's geniuses in the gallery of the reading-room of the Library of Congress. With the removal of Banks's sculpture to New Place in 1871 London boasted no outdoor public memorial to the bard, the erection of the New York statue in 1872 made this omission glaring.

In 1874 the financier Baron Albert Grant, wishing to address this situation, installed a fountain with a marble statue of Shakespeare at its centre in the gardens of Leicester Square. Sculpted by Giovanni Fontana, this was a replica of Scheemakers's monument in Poets' Corner. Another statue was erected in Stratford, London, a suburb with the same name as Shakespeare's home town. In 1877 a committee was created in Stratford-upon-Avon to erect a memorial to Shakespeare; this comprised a theatre building, to be sited on land donated by the bank of the Avon within sight of the church where Shakespeare was buried. A statue was created in 1888, the work of Lord Ronald Gower; this is situated in Stratford's Bancroft Gardens. The monument shows Shakespeare seated on a pedestal, surrounded, at ground level, by statues of Hamlet, Lady Macbeth, Prince Hal, Falstaff; these characters were intended to be emblematic of Shakespeare's creative versatility: representing Philosophy, Tragedy and Comedy. Another statue is present in a niche on the exterior of the town hall building.

Though most memorials are to be found in English speaking countries, there are monuments elsewhere. In 188

John Gilmore (musician)

John Gilmore was an avant-garde jazz saxophonist known for his tenure with keyboardist/bandleader Sun Ra from the 1950s to the 1990s. Gilmore grew up in Chicago and played clarinet from the age of 14, he took up the tenor saxophone while serving in the United States Air Force from 1948 to 1952 pursued a musical career, playing with pianist Earl Hines before encountering Sun Ra in 1953. For the next four decades, Gilmore recorded and performed exclusively with Sun Ra; this was puzzling to some, who noted Gilmore's talent, thought he could be a major star like John Coltrane or Sonny Rollins. Despite being five years older than Gilmore, Coltrane was impressed with his playing, took informal lessons from Gilmore in the late 1950s. Coltrane's epochal, proto–free jazz "Chasin' the Trane" was inspired by Gilmore's sound. In 1957 he co-led with Clifford Jordan a Blue Note session which resulted in the album Blowing in from Chicago; the rhythm section featured Horace Silver, Curly Russell, Art Blakey. In the mid-1960s, Gilmore toured with the Jazz Messengers and he participated in recording sessions with Paul Bley, Andrew Hill, Pete La Roca, McCoy Tyner and a handful of others.

In 1970 he co-led a recording with Jamaican trumpeter Dizzy Reece. His main focus throughout, remained with the Sun Ra Arkestra. Gilmore's devotion to Sun Ra was due, in part, to the latter's use of harmony, which Gilmore considered both unique and a logical extension of bebop. Gilmore had stated that Sun Ra was "more stretched out than Monk" and that "I'm not gonna run across anybody who's moving as fast as Sun Ra... So I just stay where I am."Gilmore doubled on drums and played bass clarinet until Sun Ra hired Robert Cummings as a specialist on the latter instrument in the mid-1950s. However, tenor sax was his main instrument and Gilmore himself made a huge contribution to Sun Ra's recordings and was the Arkestra's leading sideman, being given solos on every track on which he appeared. In the Rough Guide to Jazz, Brian Priestley says: Gilmore is known for two rather different styles of tenor playing. On performances of a straight ahead post-bop character, he runs the changes with a fluency and tone halfway between Johnny Griffin and Wardell Gray, with a rhythmic and motivic approach which he claims influenced Coltrane.

On more abstract material, he is capable of long passages based on high-register squeals. When heard live, Gilmore was one of the few musicians who carried sufficient conviction to encompass both approaches. After Sun Ra died in 1993, Gilmore led Ra's Arkestra for a few years before his own death from emphysema. Marshall Allen took over the Arkestra leadership. Blowing in from Chicago co-leader with Cliff Jordan, For albums with Sun Ra see the Sun Ra discography With Paul Bley Turning Point With Clifford Jordan Blowing in from Chicago With Freddie Hubbard The Artistry of Freddie Hubbard With McCoy Tyner Today and Tomorrow With Elmo Hope Sounds from Rikers Island With Andrew Hill Andrew!!! Compulsion! With Art Blakey'S Make It With Pete La Roca Turkish Women at the Bath released as Bliss! With Phil Upchurch Feeling Blue With Dizzy Reece From In to Out John Gilmore obituary Away From the Spaceways: John Gilmore


Kathetostoma is a genus of bony fish from the family Uranoscopidae, the stargazers. They are demersal predators which are found in the western Atlantic and Indian Oceans, with most species around Australia and New Zealand, they have a naked body with a head which has a quadrilateral cross section with the eyes directed upward. These are separated by a scaleless rectangular space; the mouth is armed with a number of large canines. The chin is smoothly curved and the lips have short ridge-like crenulations. There are four spines on the ventral margin of preopercle and the anterior end of isthmus has two obvious forward pointing spines. There is a prominent spine on the cleithrum, sheathed in skin and is located above the base of the pectoral fin base; the lateral line consists of pores in the skin placed high on side near the base of the dorsal fin. The dorsal fin is continuous and has 13–18 segmented rays, the anal fin has 12–18 segmented rays and the pectoral fins are large and semi-circular while the pelvic fins are moderately large.

The following species are classified within Kathetostoma: Kathetostoma albigutta - Lancer stargazer Kathetostoma averruncus Jordan & Bollman, 1890 - Smooth stargazer, Kathetostoma binigrasella Gomon & Roberts, 2011 - Banded stargazer Kathetostoma canaster Gomon & Last, 1987 Kathetostoma cubana Barbour, 1941 Spiny stargazer, Kathetostoma fluviatilis Hutton, 1872 River stargazer Kathetostoma giganteum Haast, 1873 Giant stargazer Kathetostoma laeve Common stargazer, Kathetostoma nigrofasciatum Waite & McCulloch, 1915 Deepwater stargazer

Joseph Ole Lenku

Joseph Jama Ole Lenku is a Kenyan politician, serving as the second Governor of Kajiado County after emerging triumphant in the Kenyan General Elections held on 8th of August 2017. Lenku was Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government from 2013 to 2014. Ole Lenku is a graduate of the University of Nairobi, where he obtained his Master of Business Administration in strategic management and Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing, he has worked in different management positions for various hotels in Tanzania. On 23 May 2013, Ole Lenku was appointed Secretary in President Uhuru Kenyatta's cabinet with no experience on security matters, becoming the only Maasai person appointed and the pioneering chief executive of the newly created ministry under Kenya's new constitution. During his first year in office, Ole Lenku steered significant reforms in the security sector, including a robust crack-down on drug trafficking, reforms of the police force and increase in its budget and devolution of security.

In the wake of the terrorist attack on the Westgate Mall in September 2013, Lenku spearheaded the rolling out of a new security framework known as "Nyumba Kumi" anchored on the larger concept of community policing. Ole Lenku's appointment came as Kenya was transitioning to a new constitutional dispensation as well as a devolved government, his tenure as Cabinet Secretary has been met with increased acts of terrorism culminating in the Westgate Mall attack, which left 69 dead and scores of people injured. On 17 June 2014, Lenku dismissed calls for his resignation by the opposition and civil society led by the Law Society of Kenya. On 25 June 2014, Member of Parliament for Kisumu Central Ken Obura, a member of the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy, gave a notice of the motion to impeach Ole Lenku, who fought back as the motion collapsed when the opposition retreated. Following repeated Al-Shabaab attacks in Kenya amongst other security lapses, Ole Lenku was dropped from his post on 2 December 2014, with Kenyatta nominating Joseph Ole Nkaissery to replace him.

In August of 2017 Joseph ole Lenku was inaugurated as the second Governor of Kajiado County. Ole Lenku was born on 20 October 1970 in Lenkisim sub-location, Entonet location in the Loitokitok Division of Kajiado County, he spent his childhood like other Maasai boys in rural areas, herding goats and sheep, running errands and undergoing the necessary ceremonies and rites of passage in line with Maasai culture. His father Lenku Ole Mpaa Kapei was a senior chief in Kajiado South. A respected leader of the Iterito age-group of the Maasai, he is reputedly one of the wealthiest Maasai leaders with more than 2,000 heads of cattle and a large family, his mother, Sentema Lenku hailed from the lineage of a powerful Maasai family. Keton ole Soipei, Lenku's maternal grandfather was second in line in the leadership of Iterito age-group having lost the top position to Kapei. On his father, Joseph Ole Lenku recalls that, "Perhaps the only person, wealthier than Ole Kapei in the region was Stanley Oloitiptip.".

His double pedigree has placed Ole Lenku on the top rack of Maasai leadership widely viewed as the youthful leader in line to inherit the mantle of William Ole Ntimama as the community's spokesperson. In 1979, Ole Lenku was enrolled to the Lenkisim Primary School; because of the rough and tumble of Kajiado, Ole Lenku had to be moved to three other elementary schools, including Ilbisel Primary School, Nkama Primary School and D. E. B. Loitokitok, where he excelled in his Certificate of Primary Education exams. In 1987, Ole Lenku proceeded to the Nakuru High School, where he attained his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education in 1990. After high school, Ole Lenku was admitted to study at Kenyatta University. However, he proceeded to the Kenya Utalii College where he attained a diploma in Hotel Management in 1995, he proceeded to the University of Nairobi where he graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and a Master of Business Administration in Business Administration. He further obtained a certificate in Project Management from Greece Ote Academy and a certificate in Corporate Governance, has attended many other workshops and conferences on corporate governance, public service and security management.

Ole Lenku started his career in corporate sector management after his graduation from the Kenya Utalii College. In 1996, he joined the prestigious Serena Hotels, a chain of luxury resorts, safari lodges and hotels that operates in Eastern Africa and in Southern Asia, he started off as Assistant Lodge Manager at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge in Tanzania where he served for two years. In 1998, Ole Lenku was moved to the Serengeti Serena, still in Tanzania, he developed training standards for the food and beverage departments for which he got commendation from the top leadership of Serena Hotels. He returned to Kenya in 1999. A year he was promoted to General Manager, he served in this corporate management position until 2003 when he joined the elective politics of Kajiado South. In 2003, following the death of Kajiado South Member of Parliament Geoffrey Mepukori Parpai, Ole Lenku vied for the seat on the National Rainbow Coalition ticket, but lost the nomination to Katoo Ole Metito. After the by-election, Ole Lenku resumed his corporate management career in the hospitality and tourism industry.

In 2004, he was appointed General Manager of the David Livingston