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Bandai Visual

Bandai Visual Co. Ltd. (Formerly known as AE Planing, Network Frontier and Bandai Media, was a Japanese anime, film production and distribution enterprise, established by Bandai Company, Limited and a subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings, Inc. Most of the anime and films, distributed and licensed by Bandai Visual has been released under the Emotion label. Since the reorganisation of Bandai Namco Holdings in 2006, Bandai Visual now heads the group's Visual and Music Content Strategic Business Unit, its subsidiaries include the Emotion Music Company and Lantis Company, Limited music publishing labels. Until 2012, it was involved in the production and distribution of several anime titles, including those it has directly produced itself and anime series produced by the anime studio Sunrise, an alternate anime studio subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings. In September 2017, Bandai Visual has acquired the anime studio Actas. In February 2018, it was announced Bandai Visual would be merged with Lantis into a new branch of BNH, called Bandai Namco Arts.

The reorganizing took effect as of April 1, 2018. Bandai Visual only will remain as a label of the new company. Bandai Visual is a owned subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings. Bandai Namco announced on November 8, 2007 that it would buy the voting shares it did not own between that date and December 10, 2007 and turn the company into a wholly owned subsidiary. On December 18, 2007, Bandai Namco announced that it owned 93.63% of Bandai Visual's shares since the end of November. The remaining shares were delisted from the Tokyo Stock Exchange on February 15, 2008 after Bandai Namco acquired the remaining 10% of the shares. Bandai Entertainment is a defunct subsidiary of Bandai America, founded in 1998, their first releases were under the AnimeVillage.com label up until 1999 when Bandai Entertainment started releasing its titles. Despite its name it was not directly established by Bandai Visual. Separate from Bandai Visual USA, Bandai Namco Holdings announced that Bandai Entertainment would absorb Bandai Visual USA in 2008.

Headquartered in Cypress, California, it licensed anime properties from various Japanese companies for North American distribution. The company licensed manga series for release with English translation, published American-made graphic novels; as with many North American anime distributors, Bandai Entertainment offered a'fan support' program to facilitate public screenings of licensed content at anime clubs and anime conventions. The company confirmed on January 2, 2012 that they would stop offering new DVD, Blu-ray disc and manga releases by February, but would continue to produce their current library of content. Bandai Entertainment was restructured to focus on licensing anime to other companies. On August 30, 2012, Bandai America announced that it will shut down Bandai Entertainment and discontinue distributing their home video and print catalog on March 1, 2013, they made their final shipment to retailers on November 30, 2012. Many former Bandai Entertainment titles have been re-licensed by other companies like Funimation, Aniplex of America, Discotek Media, Media Blasters, Nozomi Entertainment, Ponycan USA, Viz Media, Maiden Japan, NIS America & Sentai Filmworks.

Beez Entertainment was the European branch of Bandai Entertainment that distributed anime and music and were owned by Bandai Namco Holdings. The name is an acronym for Bandai Entertainment European Zone. Following the discontinuation of Bandai Entertainment, Beez has stopped releasing anime in the European market, their anime releases were licensed in North America by Bandai Entertainment and Bandai Visual USA. Bandai Visual USA was established in 2005 to distribute and market Bandai Visual's productions in North America. Unlike Bandai Entertainment, Bandai Visual USA's releases were of high quality and were aimed at collectors, their titles were released under the Honnêamise label. Bandai Visual USA's anime products were distributed in North America by Image Entertainment and Geneon Entertainment USA and in Europe by Beez Entertainment. On May 23, 2008, Bandai Namco Holdings announced that Bandai Visual USA would be merged into Bandai Entertainment. Bandai Visual USA was dissolved on July 1, 2008.

Honnêamise was Bandai Visual USA's boutique label that distributed deluxe editions of anime and artsier products. The label's namesake comes from Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise; the label was shut down on July 1, 2008 when Bandai Visual USA was absorbed into Bandai Entertainment. The label's releases were distributed by Geneon Entertainment Image Entertainment. ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka Regards Princess Principal: Crown Handler Idolish 7 2nd Season Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Futsal Boys!!!!! Monster Girl Doctor Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes In August 2009, Bandai Visual had their first music release on U

Project Interchange

Founded in 1982, Project Interchange, a program of the American Jewish Committee, provides current and emerging United States and international leaders with an enhanced understanding of, perspective on, Israel and the pursuit of Middle East peace through introductory educational seminars in Israel. Since 1982, Project Interchange has brought over 5,000 influential figures to Israel from more than 60 countries for intensive week-long travel seminars. Participants of the program come from fields that influence policy and public opinion — such as journalism, health care and academia — and represent various religions and points of view. Seminars include travel across much of Israel and are customized to emphasize the specific interests of each delegation. Activities include various site visits and briefings by, meetings with, discussions among a broad range of professionals, policy-makers and officials; each year, Project Interchange invites 300 current and emerging leaders from the U. S. and worldwide to participate in educational seminars in Israel.

Participants are from diverse cultures and religions, from fields that affect public opinion, shape community action, drive public policy. Past delegations have included journalists, university presidents, government officials, diplomats. Project Interchange develops seminars focusing on disciplines in which Israel has particular expertise, such as energy and health care. Through their PI experience, seminar participants invariably acquire a deeper understanding of Israel, while developing new ideas and networks that benefit their professional future. In 2008, PI offered 25 seminars for delegations including more than 300 U. S. and International leaders. Some groups included university presidents, journalists, public health leaders, state officials, Rhodes Scholars, UN ambassadors and integration experts, environmental experts. PI is widening its reach to more leaders throughout the U. S. and around the world. PI tailors seminars to address the unique interests of each delegation. PI provides support to our ever-growing alumni network.

Upon return, participants: Write articles, give interviews, begin collaborations with partner organizations in Israel, get involved with local issues of common concern with the Jewish community. Official Website

Madison Street (Chicago)

Madison Street is a major east–west street in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to human intervention, the Chicago River emptied into Lake Michigan at the present day intersection of Madison Street and Michigan Avenue. Per a 1908 decision by Chicago's city council, Madison serves as the north–south dividing line for Chicago's street numbering system, while State Street serves as the east–west line. At one point, the intersection between the two streets was considered the "world's busiest corner." Notable buildings located along Madison Street include the Carson, Pirie and Company Building, Chase Tower, Three First National Plaza, the Chicago Civic Opera House, Citigroup Center and the United Center

MSrE M-21

The MSrE M-21 Harag was an aerobatics aircraft built in Hungary in 1936, sometimes known as the Szegedy M-21 after one of its designers, József Szegedy. It was a conventional biplane design with single-bay staggered wings of equal span braced by N-struts; the pilot sat in an open cockpit, the tailwheel undercarriage featured divided main units. Only a single example was built. Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1938General characteristics Crew: 1 Length: 6.8 m Wingspan: 8.3 m Height: 2.7 m Empty weight: 550 kg Gross weight: 760 kg Powerplant: 1 × Siemens Sh14A 7-cylinder radial, 120 kW Performance Maximum speed: 220 km/h Cruise speed: 175 km/h Service ceiling: 4,000 m Rate of climb: 5.0 m/s initial The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft. London: Aerospace Publishing. Taylor, Michael J. H.. Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. Grey, C. G.. Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1938. London: David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-5734-4

K-383 (Kansas highway)

K-383 is a state highway in Kansas, United states. The highway runs 74.042 miles from U. S. Route 83 and K-23 near Selden north and east to US-183 near Woodruff, just south of the Nebraska state line. K-383 runs southwest–northeast and connects Norton with Colby to the southwest and Alma, Nebraska, to the northeast via the valley of Prairie Dog Creek, a tributary of the Republican River; the highway serves the cities of Selden in northern Sheridan County. K-383 is a part of the National Highway System from its western terminus at US-83 to the eastern US-36 junction near Norton. K-383 was assigned in 1981 over the portions of former US-383 that had not run concurrently with either US-83 or US-183; the highway was designated as parts of US-36 and K-22 in the mid-1920s. The entire route became US-83 and was placed on much of its modern alignment in the early 1930s, replacing the original path that followed section lines; the route was paved from the late 1930s to the late 1940s. The highway was relocated within Norton in early 1940s.

Other relocations of K-383 have included the segment near Clayton in the mid-1950s, southwest of Norton in the late 1930s and again in the early 1960s, at both ends of the highway in the early 1990s. K-383 begins at a four-legged intersection northeast of the town of Selden in northern Sheridan County. US-83 heads north toward Oberlin. K-383 heads northeast as a two-lane road parallel to the Kyle Railroad and a couple of miles south of Prairie Dog Creek; the highway enters Decatur County and intersects K-223 north of the village of Leoville and K-123 while passing through the city of Dresden. K-383 and the railroad enter the creek valley shortly before the city of Jennings, through which the road is Railroad Street; the highway separates from the railroad for several miles prior to rejoining at the city of Clayton at the Decatur–Norton county line. K-383 leaves the railroad again southwest of the village of Oronoque, heading east curving north to cross Prairie Dog Creek at its entrance to Keith Sebelius Lake.

The highway crosses over the Kyle Railroad before intersecting US-36, with which the state highway runs concurrently east. K-383 and US-36 intersect K-261, a spur serving Prairie Dog State Park, before reaching the city of Norton; the highways curve northeast and back east and pass through the northern part of the city as Holme Street, a four-lane undivided road. K-383 and US-36 intersect US-283 north of the downtown area; the highways become a two-lane road again. K-383 and US-36 cross over the Kyle Railroad and begin to parallel the railroad and Prairie Dog Creek; the highways meet the southern end of K-67, a spur serving the Norton Correctional Facility, before they diverge. US-36 continues east and K-383 heads northeast parallel to the Kyle Railroad through the hamlet of Calvert; the state highway meets the northern end of K-60 just before it crosses over the Kyle Railroad on the edge of the city of Almena. K-383 continues east parallel to the Nebraska Kansas Colorado Railway into Phillips County.

After they pass through the city of Long Island, that railroad splits to the north into Nebraska. K-383 passes through the village of Woodruff shortly before it reaches its northern terminus at US-183 about one half-mile south of the Nebraska state line; the section of K-383 from its southern terminus to the northern end of the US-36 overlap is a part the National Highway System. The National Highway System is a system of highways important to the nation's defense and mobility; the portion of K-383 southwest of Almena was part of the Rock Island Highway, an auto trail that paralleled the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad northeast from Colby to Norton and east along the northern tier of the state to St. Joseph, Missouri; when the U. S. Highway System was laid out in 1926, the Rock Island Highway, which had become integrated into the Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway, was designated US-36; the portion of K-383 north of the US-36 split was K-22. By 1927, all of the highway along the K-383 corridor followed section lines, with a great number of right-angle turns, except for a small section south of Almena.

US-36 and K-22 were graded throughout Norton County but were unimproved dirt roads in Decatur and Sheridan counties. By 1932, US-36 headed west from Norton toward Oberlin instead of southwest toward Selden, all of what is K-383 became part of US-83; the entire route from Selden to Nebraska had been straightened paralleling the railroad instead of following section lines, except for through Oronoque and Jennings. US-83 was a gravel road from Selden to the Norton–Phillips county line, east of which the highway remained a dirt road until it was graveled in 1937; the highway was relocated straight through Jennings and to a path with fewer turns through Oronoque in 1938. US-83 was paved from the US-36 split to the Nebraska state line in 1940; the highway was paved from Selden to Dresden by 1945 and from Dresden to US-36 west of Norton in 1948. US-383 was assigned to the entire length of the K-383 corridor and beyond in both directions by 1945; the first modern relocations along what is now K-383 occurred in Norton.

US-36 and US-83 entered the city along Washington Street, turned north onto First Avenue, turned east onto Main Street. The highway followed Main Street out of town and along a road paralleling the railroad to the present highway; the first realignm

The 1987 Annual World's Best SF

The 1987 Annual World's Best SF is an anthology of science fiction short stories edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha, the fourteenth volume in a series of nineteen, it was first published in paperback by DAW Books in June 1987, followed by a hardcover edition issued in July of the same year by the same publisher as a selection of the Science Fiction Book Club. For the hardcover edition the original cover art by Tony Roberts was replaced by a new cover painting by Richard Powers; the book collects ten novellas and short stories by various science fiction authors, with an introduction by Wollheim. The stories were published in 1986 in the magazines Omni, Amazing Stories, Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, the anthology L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume II. "Introduction" "Permafrost" "Timerider" "Pretty Boy Crossover" "R & R" "Lo, How an Oak E'er Blooming" "Dream in a Bottle" "Into Gold" "The Lions Are Asleep This Night" "Against Babylon" "Strangers in Paradise" The anthology placed seventh in the 1988 Locus Poll Award for Best Anthology.

"Permafrost" won the 1987 Hugo Award for Best Novelette, was nominated for the 1986 Nebula Award for Best Novelette, placed fifth in the 1987 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette. "Pretty Boy Crossover" won the 1987 SF Chronicle Award for Best Short Story, was nominated for the 1986 Nebula Award for Best Short Story and the 1987 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, placed ninth in the 1987 Locus Poll Award for Best Short Story. "R & R" won the 1986 Nebula Award for Best Novella and the 1987 SF Chronicle Award for Best Novella, placed first in the 1987 Locus Poll Award for Best Novella, was nominated for the 1987 Asimov's Readers' Poll Award for Best Novella and the 1987 Hugo Award for Best Novella. "Lo, How an Oak E'er Blooming" placed seventeenth in the 1987 Locus Poll Award for Best Short Story. "Into Gold" placed seventeenth in the 1987 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette. "The Lions Are Asleep This Night" was nominated for the 1986 Nebula Award for Best Short Story and the 1987 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, placed thirteenth in the 1987 Locus Poll Award for Best Short Story.

"Against Babylon" placed eighteenth in the 1987 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette. "Strangers in Paradise" placed sixteenth in the 1987 Locus Poll Award for Best Short Story. The 1987 Annual World's Best SF title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database