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Black Canary

Black Canary is a fictional superheroine appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by the writer-artist team of Robert Kanigher and Carmine Infantino, the character debuted in Flash Comics #86. One of DC's earliest super-heroines, Black Canary has appeared in many of the company's flagship team-up titles including Justice Society of America and Justice League of America. Since the late 1960s, the character has been paired with archer superhero Green Arrow and romantically. At her Golden Age debut, Black Canary was the alter ego of Dinah Drake and participated in crime-fighting adventures with her love interest, Gotham City detective Larry Lance; the character was a hand-to-hand fighter without superpowers who posed as a criminal to infiltrate criminal gangs. Stories depicted her as a world-class martial artist with a superpower: the "canary cry", a high-powered sonic scream which could shatter objects and incapacitate and kill powerful foes; when DC Comics adjusted its continuity, Black Canary was established as two separate entities: mother and daughter, Dinah Drake-Lance and Dinah Laurel Lance.

Stories since the Silver Age focused on the younger Black Canary, ascribing her superhuman abilities to a genetic mutation. However, since the launch of the New 52, the two identities have been merged, with Dinah Drake possessing a metahuman cry. Black Canary has been adapted into various media, including direct-to-video animated films, video games, both live-action and animated television series, featuring as a main or recurring character in the shows Birds of Prey, Justice League Unlimited, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Young Justice and Arrow. In Birds of Prey she was played by Rachel Skarsten, in Smallville she was played by Alaina Huffman. In Arrow and the Arrowverse shows the characters Dinah Laurel Lance, Sara Lance, Dinah Drake are portrayed by Katie Cassidy, Caity Lotz, Juliana Harkavy. Dinah Lance made her cinematic debut in the DC Extended Universe film Birds of Prey, portrayed by Jurnee Smollett-Bell. Robert Kanigher and Carmine Infantino created the character in 1947 to be featured in Flash Comics as a supporting character.

Appearing first as a clandestine crime-fighter who infiltrates criminal organizations to break them from the inside, Black Canary was drawn with fishnet stockings and a black leather jacket to connote images of a sexualized yet strong female character. She appeared as a character in a back-up story featuring "Johnny Thunder": I was drawing Johnny Thunder, not much of a character. I suppose he could have been better because his'Thunderbolt' was interesting, but the situations they were in were pretty juvenile. Bob Kanigher wrote those stories, he had no respect for the characters; these stories were nowhere near as good as'The Flash' stories. DC knew it—they knew'Johnny Thunder' was a loser, so Kanigher and I brought the Black Canary into the series, she got a good response, it was,'Bye, Johnny Thunder.' Nobody missed him." According to Amash & Nolen-Weathington, Black Canary is "really" Carmine Infantino's "first character." According to the artist: "When Kanigher gave me the script, I said,'How do you want me to draw her?'

He said,'What's your fantasy of a good-looking girl? That's what I want.' Isn't that a great line? So that's. I sexy in form; the funny part is that years while in Korea on a National Cartoonists trip, I met a dancer, the exact image of the Black Canary. And I went out with her for three years. Bob didn't ask me for a character sketch, he had a lot of respect for me, I must say that. He always trusted my work... Bob loved my Black Canary design." Dinah Drake made her debut in Flash Comics #86 as a supporting character in the "Johnny Thunder" feature, written by Robert Kanigher and drawn by Carmine Infantino. She appeared as a villain. Johnny is infatuated with her, is reproached by his Thunderbolt. Dinah is revealed to have been infiltrating a criminal gang. In Flash Comics #92 she has her own anthology feature, "Black Canary", replacing "Johnny Thunder"; the new series fleshed out Black Canary's backstory: Dinah Drake was a black-haired florist in love with Larry Lance, a Gotham City Police Department detective.

She first meets the Justice Society of America in All Star Comics #38, joining them in All Star Comics #41. Black Canary was revived with the other Golden Age characters during the 1960s. In these stories, it is retroactively established she lives on the parallel world of Earth-2. Married to Larry Lance since the 1950s, Dinah participates in annual team-ups between the Justice Society and Earth-1's Justice League of America. In a 1969 JLA/JSA team-up against the rogue star-creature Aquarius, who banished Earth-2's inhabitants to another dimension, Larry Lance is killed saving Dinah's life and Aquarius is defeated. Grief-stricken, Canary joins the Justice League, she begins a relationship with JLA colleague Green Arrow and discovers that she has developed an ultrasonic scream, the "canary cry."Black Canary teams with Batman five times in The Brave and the Bold and once with Superman in DC Comics Presents. Appearing as a guest in the "Green Arrow" backup feature of Action Comics, she was a backup feature in World's Finest Comics #244 to #256.

Black Canary's backstory was featured in DC Special Series #10. After the "Black Canary" feature in World's Finest Comics, she appears as a guest

A20 autoroute

The A20 autoroute or L'Occitane is a highway through central France. A part of France's national network of autoroutes, it is 412 kilometres long; the road travels through the areas of Occitania and Midi-Pyrénées. It finishes in the south at Montauban in Tarn-et-Garonne; however further sections between Orléans and Vierzon and Montauban-Toulouse could be renamed the A20 in the not too distant future. L'Occitane is free from Vierzon to Brive-la-Gaillarde via Limoges; the operating companies are ASF between Cressensac and Montauban, DDE in the department between Vierzon and Nespouls. The road crosses the following departments Cher, Creuse, Haute-Vienne, Corrèze, Tarn-et-Garonne The motorway was proposed to reduce the travel time along the RN20 and to avoid congestion during holiday periods at Châteauroux, Argenton-sur-Creuse, Saint-Benoît-du-Sault, Uzerche, Souillac and Montauban; the motorway is managed by the respective DDE in Cher, Creuse, Haute-Vienne, of Corrèze and Lot. It is a free motorway with 2x2 lanes, with certain sections with 2x3 lanes, for example the by-pass of Limoges.

Pre 1992: The Brive and Limoges by-pass. 1992 to 2000: creation of the various sections of the motorway In the long term, a new by-pass for Limoges is proposed, in order to return the section of the A20 motorway which crosses the Limoges conurbation to its original planned use as a major urban road. A71 to A20 Péage 05 to 1 km: served city Vierzon 06 to 3 km: served city Vierzon 07 to 6 km: served city Vierzon 08 to 9 km: served city Massay 08 to 15 km: served city Massay 09 to 23 km: served city Gracay Service Area: Champs-d'Amour 10 to 28 km: served city Vatan 10 to 32 km: served city Vatan 11 to 42 km: served cities Brion and Issoudun Rest Area: Les Avionneurs, Les Avionneurs Les Blés d'Or 12 to 54 km: served cities Déols and Châteauroux 13 to 60 km: served cities Châteauroux and Buzançais 13.1 to 64 km: served cities Châteauroux and Mézières-en-Brenne 14 to 67 km: city served Châteauroux Service Area: Mille Étangs, Val de l'Indre 15 to 75 km: served city Velles 16 to 80 km: served city Tendu 17 to 84 km: served cities Saint-Marcel and Argenton-sur-Creuse 17 to 87 km: served cities Saint-Marcel and Argenton-sur-Creuse 18 to 91 km: served city Argenton-sur-Creuse and Saint-Benoît-du-Sault Rest Area: La Marche Occitane, Val de Hollow 19 to 98 km: served city Celon and Saint-Benoît-du-Sault 20 to 107 km: served cities Éguzon-Chantôme and Saint-Benoît-du-Sault 21 to 118 km: city served Mouhet Service Area: Mandé Bois 22 to 128 km: served cities Saint-Sulpice-les-Feuilles and La Souterraine 23 to 136 km: served cities Magnac-Laval, La Souterraine and Bellac 23.

A corresponds to the direction of La Souterraine in Provence of Limoges. Rest Area: Couleroute 23.1 to 143 km: served city Châteauponsac 24 to 148 km: served city Bessines-sur-Gartempe 25 to 158 km: served city Razès 26 to 164 km: served city Ambazac 27 to 170 km: served city Bonnac-la-Côte Rest Area: Beaune-Les-Mines 28 to 175 km: served city Limoges 29 to 176 km: served city Limoges 30 to 177 km: served city Limoges 31 to 179 km: served city Limoges 32 to 181 km: served city Limoges 33 to 182 km: served city Limoges 34 to 183 km: served city Limoges 35 to 185 km: served city Limoges 36 to 188 km: served city Limoges 37 to 190 km: served city Boisseuil 38 to 195 km: served city Vigen 39 to 201 km: served city Saint-Hilaire-Bonneval 40 to 205 km: served city Pierre-Buffière Rest Area: Briance-Ligoure 41 to 214 km: served city Magnac-Bourg 42 to 220 km: served city Saint-Germain-les-Belles Service Area: Porte de Corrèze 43 to 227 km: served city Masseret 44 to 233 km: served cities Lubersac and Uzerche 45 to 246 km: served cities Uzerche, Vigeois and 25 km Tulle Rest Area: Puy de Grâce 46 to 253 km: served cities Perpezac-le-Noir and Tulle A89 to A20 47 to 261 km: served city Donzenac 48 to 265 km: served city Donzenac 49 to 269 km: served city Ussac A89 to A20 50 to 273 km: served city Brive-la-Gaillarde 51 to 275 km: served city Brive-la-Gaillarde 52 to 281 km: served city Noailles 53 to 285 km: served city Cressensac Rest Areas: Pech Montat 54 to 293 km: served city Martel Péage The motorway is operated by ASF.

It is a toll road with 2x2 lanes. 1996 to 2003: Construction of the section. 55 to 303 km: served city Souillac 56 to 325 km: served city Labastide-Murat Service Area: Causses de la Lot Rest Area: Rauze 57 to 348 km: served city Cahors Rest Area: Cahors 58 to 371 km: served city Cahors Rest Areas: Bois de Dourre 59 to 393 km: served city Caussade Péage 60 to 409 km: served city Montauban This section is managed by the DDE of Tarn-et-Garonne. It is in 2x2 lanes and free; the Montauban by-pass is the last missing link of A20. The lin

Wess'Har

The Wess'har Wars series is a six book science fiction novel series written by author Karen Traviss and is set several hundred years in the future. It involves humanity's contact with a number of alien species with conflicting interests and beliefs, while her central character, Shan Frankland, is caught in the middle of a coming conflict. All six novels have been published by Eos, an imprint of HarperCollins: City of Pearl, Crossing the Line, The World Before and Ally; the last book of the series, Judge was released on March 25, 2008. City of Pearl Crossing the Line The World Before Matriarch Ally Judge Bezeri: first seen in City of Pearl; the bezeri are native to the planet Bezer'ej in the Cavanagh's Star system. They are aquatic creatures, they communicate by bioluminescence. Living underwater and thus without access to fire, their technology is at the neolithic level, although with some biotechnology based on selective breeding. Wess'har: first seen in City of Pearl. Humanoid in appearance, with heads that humans liken to seahorses and with distinctive four-lobed pupils.

Their sense of smell is more acute than that of humans, pheromonal signals play a greater role in their interactions. Their culture is matriarchal, with matriarchs establishing a hierarchy through emission of the jask pheromone. In their ethical system, motive is considered irrelevant. Ecological balance is a primary value of wess'har society; the wess'har that the Earth expedition first encounters have been living on Wess'ej, Bezer'ej's moon, for thousands of years, following the philosophy of the thinker Targassat, who believed in the supreme importance of non-intervention in the affairs of other species except in extreme cases. In The World Before they meet wess'har from Eqbas Vorhi, the species' homeworld five light-years from Cavanagh's Star; the eqbas believe in unsolicited intervention to preserve planetary ecologies and have done so many times. They consider the Wess'ej wess'har to be agrarian primitivists though wess'har technology is fantastically advanced compared to humanity's. Isenj: first seen in City of Pearl.

The isenj are native to the planet Umeh in the Cavanagh's Star system. Humans liken them to spiders, although they have more than eight legs, their primeval ancestors appear to have occupied an ecological niche similar to that of termites on Earth, they possess a genetic memory which lets them remember the experiences of their ancestors, which has profound effects on their psychology and culture. Talented engineers, the isenj have constructed an interstellar instantaneous communication network, based on quantum mechanical principles, which humans refer to as "ITX", they are either unable or unwilling to control their population growth, to the extent that at the time of the novels, Umeh's land area has been urbanized with the only other life present on the planet being food organisms grown industrially. Ussissi: first seen in City of Pearl; the ussissi co-evolved with the wess ` expanded into space with them. Humans liken them to ferrets in appearance; the ussissi play many support roles in both wess'har cultures and are valued as interpreters, as they are talented mimics of alien sounds and excel at learning languages.

In the Cavanagh's Star system the ussissi pilot spacecraft between the inhabited worlds, between Umeh's continents and Tasir Var. Skavu: first seen in Ally; the skavu are native to the planet Garav, about four light-months away from Cavanagh's Star. Garav was the subject of a rather bloody eqbas ecological intervention, the surviving skavu are fanatical about preserving ecological balance to the point of cheerfully slaughtering entire populations to bring it about. Humanoid in form, humans liken their features to a mix of seals. C'naatat: first seen in City of Pearl. C'naatat is a microscopic organism native to Bezer'ej, when it infects other species, forms a symbiotic relationship that grants many powerful traits to the host organism: aging stops, wounds heal quickly, adaptation to many different extreme environments becomes possible; this results in the host being immortal and unkillable except by being blown to pieces with explosives. C'naatat strains can transfer biological traits of the organisms they have passed through to their new hosts.

The organism is able to defend itself from attempts to remove it from a host - it improvises countermeasures that render the removal attempt ineffective. Karen Traviss's Homepage

Jill McDonough

Jill Susann McDonough is an American poet. She grew up in North Carolina, she has an MA from Boston University. She taught in the Prison Education Program of Boston University, her work has appeared in The Threepenny Review, Oxford Magazine,The New Republic, Slate. She is married to musician Josey Packard, she has written of her marriage in an essay titled "A Natural History of my Marriage". National Endowment for the Arts fellow Fine Arts Work Center fellow Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center fellow Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University 2010 Witter Bynner Fellowship 2014 Lannan Literary Award McDonough, Jill. Habeas corpus. Cambridge: Salt Publishing. OCLC 671805276. Where you live, London: Salt, 2012, ISBN 9781844719099, OCLC 811345862 Reaper, Farmington, ME: Alice James Books, 2017, ISBN 9781938584268, OCLC 959035781 McDonough, Jill, ed.. Forgotten eyes: poetry from prison. Boston: Metropolitan College, Boston University. OCLC 46677483. Http://www.poetrymountain.com/authors/jillmcdonough.html http://www.cortlandreview.com/issue/40/mcdonough.html Jill McDonough's poem "Tomorrow Never Dies II" in Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts

Robert Burnett

Admiral Sir Robert Lindsay Burnett, was an officer in the Royal Navy. Educated at Eastman's Royal Naval Academy and Bedford School, Burnett joined the Royal Navy in 1902, he served on the China Station from 1904 and with the Atlantic and Mediterranean Fleets from 1908. He became an instructor at the Navy Physical Training Schools in 1911. Burnett served in the First World War and saw action at the Battle of Heligoland Bight in 1914, at the Battle of Dogger Bank in 1915 and served in destroyers in the Grand Fleet, he was promoted to lieutenant commander in April 1918, commander in December 1923 and captain in December 1930. In 1933 Burnett was made Director of Physical Training and Sports, he was promoted rear admiral in January 1941, appointed flag officer of minelayers and from March 1942 flag officer of the Destroyer Flotillas of the Home Fleet. From January 1943 he was flag officer of the 10th Cruiser Squadron and was promoted to vice admiral in that role on 9 December 1943. Flying his flag in HMS Belfast, he saw action in the North Sea and in the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Norway in convoy escort duty on 26 December at the Battle of North Cape, where he played a major role in the sinking of the German battleship Scharnhorst.

He was Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic Station from 1944. He became Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth in 1947 and retired from active service in May 1950, he served as the first director of the White Fish Authority, from its foundation in 1951 until his retirement in November 1954. In 1915 Burnett married Ethel Constance Shaw, he was the younger brother of Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles Burnett. RL Burnett at unithistories.com

BarĂ³n Rojo

Barón Rojo was a Spanish heavy metal band, who reached international success in the 1980s. The band was led by siblings Carlos and Armando de Castro from the band Coz, it is considered one of the most important representatives of Spanish hard rock bands. "Barón Rojo" in Spanish is "Red Baron", the name of the band is an homage to Manfred von Richthofen, the eponymous song "Barón Rojo" is about him the name is a pun as the Spanish pronunciation of'Rojo' is close to the English'Rock-o'. They were ranked number 18 on Rolling Stone's "50 Greatest Spanish rock bands"; the band released their debut album Larga Vida al Rock and Roll in 1981, the first single taken from the LP was Con Botas Sucias. It achieved moderate success, earning them several coverage from the media after winning a gold record selling certification. To promote the album, Barón Rojo made a tour around Spain; this first album influenced the Spanish rock band Héroes del Silencio. They moved to London for the recording of their second album Volumen Brutal on the Kingsway studios, owned by Deep Purple's frontman Ian Gillan.

This album was released in two versions: One with another sung in English. Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden is credited for helping them with the translation; this led the band to international success specially in England, where they were featured on the cover of music magazine Kerrang!. The album, which included tracks like "Los rockeros van al infierno", "Incomunicación", "Concierto para ellos" or "Resistiré" sold two million copies worldwide, it is considered one of the best metal albums released in Spain, their best album. On 27 August 1982 Barón Rojo played at Reading music festival, along with renowned bands as Iron Maiden, Twisted Sister and Marillion. In 1983 Metalmorfosis, their third studio album recorded in London, was released and contained, amongst many other tracks, the well-known ballad "Siempre estás allí". Together with Volumen Brutal, it is considered their best album. After that, they released their fourth studio album En un lugar de la marcha in 1985 with songs as "Hijos de Caín" and "Cuerdas de acero", as well as two live albums titled Barón al Rojo Vivo and Siempre Estás Allí.

Their international tours continued through Europe, Latin America and Japan, playing with a young Metallica as their opening band in 1985. From on, the band began experimenting with new elements including orchestral compositions, as it can be heard on their 1987 album Tierra de Nadie, which includes their well-known song "Tierra de nadie"; those first five studio albums are considered Baron Rojo best releases. Meanwhile, the mood between band members, described by them as "pure hatred", kept on getting worse. By the end of 1989, after they released their albums No va más and Obstinato, bassist/singer/composer José Luis Campuzano “Sherpa” and drummer Hermes Calabria left the band, leaving the De Castro brothers with an ever-changing formation, where components as Pepe Bao and Maxi González stayed in the band for just one year, Antonio del Nogal "Ramakhan" stayed for four years. Desafío, released in 1992 and recorded in Madrid was produced by guitarist Carlos de Castro with Niko del Hierro on bass and José Antonio del Nogal "Ramakhan" playing drums.

After a two compilation albums, the studio album Arma Secreta and some legal disputes with record company Zafiro about the royalties of the previous albums, BMG released a double compilation album called Cueste lo que cueste, which included 31 hits by the band plus four new songs. 2001 saw the release of the album 20+, an allusion to the more than twenty years of existence of the band, in 2003 the cover versions album Perversiones saw the light and featured cover versions from bands such as Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and AC/DC. Drummer Vale Rodríguez left the band in 2005, a place José Martos took again for the second time. By 2006 the band released Ultimasmentes, in which all the songs were sung by Carlos de Castro, except for the instrumental opening and finale. Ángel Arias and José Martos left Barón Rojo in 2007, just after the live CD and DVD Desde Barón a Bilbao was released, Tony Ferrer left the band in September 2008. He was replaced by former Ñu bassist Gorka Alegre.

They made a reunion concert on June 20, 2009 at the Metalway music festival in Zaragoza, with the original formation including José Luís Campuzano "Sherpa" doing vocals. That same year they released their last album yet: live album En Clave de Rock. After their successful reunion concert at Metalway'09 they reunited again for a tour and finishing in Madrid, with its first concert at "La Riviera" 30 January 2010 and the last at former bullring "Palacio de Vistalegre" 22 October 2011, where they told the concurrence about the filming of a Baron Rojo documentary; the Barón Rojo film was released in 2012. In 2020, Barón Rojo was disbanded. Carlos de Castro - vocals, guitar Armando de Castro - guitar, vocals Rafa Díaz - drums Javier Rodríguez - bass José Luis Campuzano "Sherpa" - bass, vocals Hermes Calabria - drums Máximo González - vocals Pepe Bao - bass José Antonio del Nogal "Kamakhan - drums Niko del Hierro - bass José Luis Aragón - bass Valeriano Rodríguez - drums José Martos - drums Angel Arias - bass