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Captain Marvel (DC Comics)

Captain Marvel known as Shazam, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comics published by Fawcett Comics, published by DC Comics. Artist C. C. Beck and writer Bill Parker created the character in 1939. Captain Marvel first appeared in Whiz Comics #2, published by Fawcett Comics, he is the alter ego of Billy Batson, a boy who, by speaking the magic word "SHAZAM!", can transform himself into a costumed adult with the powers of superhuman strength, speed and other abilities. The character battles an extensive rogues' gallery archenemies Doctor Sivana, Black Adam, Mister Mind. Based on book selling points, the character was the most popular superhero of the 1940s, outselling Superman. Fawcett expanded the franchise to include other "Marvels" Marvel Family associates Mary Marvel and Captain Marvel Jr. who can harness powers similar to Billy's. Captain Marvel was the first comic book superhero to be adapted into film, in a 1941 Republic Pictures serial, Adventures of Captain Marvel, with Tom Tyler as Captain Marvel and Frank Coghlan, Jr. as Billy Batson.

Fawcett ceased publishing Captain Marvel–related comics in 1953 because of a copyright infringement suit from DC Comics alleging that Captain Marvel was a copy of Superman. In 1972, Fawcett licensed the character rights to DC, which by 1991 acquired all rights to the entire family of characters. DC has since integrated Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family into their DC Universe and has attempted to revive the property several times, with mixed success. Due to trademark conflicts over other characters named "Captain Marvel" owned by Marvel Comics, DC has branded and marketed the character using the trademark Shazam! since his 1972 reintroduction. This led many to assume that "Shazam!" was the character's name. DC renamed the mainline version of the character as "Shazam!" when relaunching its comic book properties in 2011, his associates became the "Shazam Family". The character has been featured in two television series adaptations by Filmation: one live action 1970s series with actors Jackson Bostwick and John Davey portraying the character, one animated 1980s series.

The 2019 New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. film Shazam! is part of the DC Extended Universe, with Zachary Levi portraying the title role and Asher Angel as Billy Batson. The character was ranked as the 55th greatest comic book character of all time by Wizard magazine. IGN ranked Captain Marvel as the 50th greatest comic book hero of all time, stating that the character will always be an enduring reminder of a simpler time. UGO Networks ranked him as one of the top heroes of entertainment, saying, "At his best, Shazam has always been compared to Superman with a sense of crazy, goofy fun." After the success of National Comics' new superhero characters Superman and Batman, Fawcett Publications started its own comics division in 1939, recruiting staff writer Bill Parker to create several hero characters for the first title in their line, tentatively titled Flash Comics. Besides penning stories featuring his creations Ibis the Invincible, Spy Smasher, Golden Arrow, Lance O'Casey, Scoop Smith, Dan Dare for the new book, Parker wrote a story about a team of six superheroes.

Each superhero in this team possessed a special power granted to them by a mythological figure. Fawcett Comics' executive director Ralph Daigh decided it would be best to combine the team of six into one hero who would embody all six powers. Parker responded by creating a character he called "Captain Thunder". Staff artist Charles Clarence "C. C." Beck was recruited to design and illustrate Parker's story, rendering it in a direct, somewhat cartoony style that became his trademark. "When Bill Parker and I went to work on Fawcett's first comic book in late 1939, we both saw how poorly written and illustrated the superhero comic books were," Beck told an interviewer. "We decided to give our reader a real comic book, drawn in comic-strip style and telling an imaginative story, based not on the hackneyed formulas of the pulp magazine, but going back to the old folk-tales and myths of classic times". The first issue of the comic book, printed as both Flash Comics #1 and Thrill Comics #1, had a low-print run in the fall of 1939 as an ashcan copy created for advertising and trademark purposes.

Shortly after its printing, Fawcett found it could not trademark "Captain Thunder", "Flash Comics", or "Thrill Comics", because all three names were in use. The book was renamed Whiz Comics, Fawcett artist Pete Costanza suggested changing Captain Thunder's name to "Captain Marvelous", which the editors shortened to "Captain Marvel"; the word balloons in the story were re-lettered to label the hero of the main story as "Captain Marvel". Whiz Comics #2 was published in late 1939. Captain Marvel, the comic's lead feature, introduced audiences to Billy Batson, an orphaned 12-year-old boy who, by speaking the name of the ancient wizard Shazam, is struck by a magic lightning bolt and transformed into the adult superhero Captain Marvel. Shazam's name was an acronym derived from the six immortal elders who grant Captain Marvel his superpowers: Solomon, Atlas, Zeus and Mercury. In addition to introducing the main character, his alter ego, his mentor, Captain Marvel's first adventure in Whiz Comics #2 introduced his archenemy, the evil Doctor Sivana, found Billy Batson talking his way into a job as an on-air radio reporter with station WHIZ.

Captain Marvel was an instant success, with Whiz Comics #2 selling over 500,000 copies. By 1941, he had his own solo series, Captain Marvel Adventures, the premiere issue of, written an

1966 All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship Final

The 1966 All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship final was a hurling match played at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny on 2 October 1966 to determine the winners of the 1966 All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship, the 3rd season of the All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship, a tournament organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association for the champion teams of the four provinces of Ireland. The final was contested by Cork of Munster and Wexford of Leinster, with the game ending in a 3-12 to 5-6 draw; the replay took place on 23 October 1966, with both sides finishing level at 4-9 apiece. A second replay took place on 13 November 1966, with Cork winning by 9-9 to 5-9; the All-Ireland final between Cork and Wexford was a unique occasion as it was their first championship meeting. Wexford were hoping to retain the title, while Cork were hoping to win their first All-Ireland title in the grade. Cork were without goalkeeper Jim Casey, Denis Coughlan and Andrew Flynn, who were touring the United States with Glen Rovers.

A thrilling game followed with Seánie Barry, who scored 2-7 in all, securing the equalizing point on the call of time. The replay took place in the Gaelic Grounds in conjunction with the final of the All-Ireland Junior Football Championship. Once again the sides couldn't be separated and a 4-9 apiece draw was the result. For the only time in the history of the championship, the final went to a third game. A huge 9-9 to 5-9 victory gave Cork the title at the third time of asking. Team captain Gerald McCarthy had the unique distinction of becoming the first, to date the only, player to captain All-Ireland-winning senior and under-21 titles in the same year. Cork's All-Ireland victory was their first in the under-21 grade, it was the beginning of a golden age in the grade which resulted in the winning of seven All-Ireland titles in eleven years. Wexford's defeat in the final started a sequence of bad luck in All-Ireland finals, it was the first of eleven All-Ireland final defeats over the course of the next fifty years

Felipe Bigarny

Felipe Bigarny known as Felipe Vigarny, Felipe Biguerny or Felipe de Borgoña, etc. and sometimes referred to as El Borgoñón, was a sculptor born in Burgundy but who made his career in Spain and was one of the leading sculptors of the Spanish Renaissance. He was an architect, his work shows Flemish and Italian Renaissance influences. He gained great prestige working in various parts of Spain which led to his becoming the master sculptor and carver of the Burgos Cathedral, he played a role in creating many important works for the Crown of Castile operating several studios, thus became quite wealthy. Born in Langres, Burgundy around 1475, Bigarny arrived in Italy as a youth and appears to have studied in Rome; as a result, Italian Renaissance influences can be found in his early Gothic sculptural work. In 1498, at about the age of 23, he traveled the pilgrim route to Santiago. There he executed the technically precise reliefs of the main retrochoir of the cathedral, which led to further contracts and a lifelong career in Spain.

He would end up working in every sculptural genre of the time, executing both sculptures and decoration, working in both stone and wood. In 1499 Bigarny designed the basic structure of the main altarpiece of the Toledo Cathedral, for which he was contracted by Cardinal Archbishop Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, he prepared a figure of Saint Mark the Evangelist and agreed to sculpt several reliefs for the altarpiece, which he did between that time and 1504. In those same years, he made sculptures of Saints Augustine, Gregory, John the Baptist and of the Assumption for the altarpiece of the University of Salamanca, he next began plans for the chapel of the Sanctuary of the Palencia Cathedral, making it clear that although most of the work would be done by others in his studio, he would sculpt the faces and hands. On 12 December 1506, Bigarny delivered seventeen sculptures and on 19 October 1509 he delivered the remaining nine figures; these were brought together on the main altarpiece of that cathedral.

In 1509 he returned to Burgos to work with Andrés de Nájera on the choir stalls of the Burgos Cathedral, a project completed in 1512. The panels of the top row of side chairs are attributed to his workshop. In 1513 he designed the baldachin of the tomb of Dominic de la Calzada for the Cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada. In 1516 he began work on the main entrance and main altarpiece of the Church of Saint Thomas in Haro, La Rioja, completed in 1519; that year he lived for a time in Casalarreina, La Rioja, where he may have collaborated in the construction of the La Piedad Monastery, although there is no documentary evidence for this. In this same period he executed a profile relief of Cardenal Cisneros, which can now be seen in the Complutense University of Madrid. There is documentary evidence of a similar relief of Antonio de Nebrija. Bigarny married María Sáez Pardo, a widow with sons who had emigrated to the Americas; the first of these, Gregorio Pardo, born 1517, was the only one to follow in his father's career, collaborating with him toward the end of his life and continuing Bigarny's studio in the Archdiocese of Toledo.

His influence extended to much sculpture in Burgos and throughout Castile in the first third of the 16th century and was stronger at mid-century, until the rise of Romanism. In 1519 he collaborated with Alonso Berruguete on the tomb of Cardinal Juan Selvagio in Zaragoza. Upon returning to Burgos he began a collaboration with the Burgalese Diego de Siloé, who had returned in 1519 after studying in Italy. Bigarny and Diego de Siloé had a strong rivalry. In 1523 the two executed the Saint Peter altarpiece in the Capilla de los Condestable of the Burgos Cathedral. In that same chapel, between 1523 and 1526 they created, for the main altarpiece, the figures of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, considered one of the most beautiful works of the Spanish Renaissance. No than 1534, Bigarny had executed the recumbent sculptures in the chapel of Pedro Fernández de Velasco, 2nd Count of Haro and his wife. Aware of his fame and prestige in the city, Bigarny took permanent residence in Burgos, first in a building in the San Juan neighborhood and in a distinguished house next to the Casa de la Moneda.

In 1524 he contracted for work on the tomb of the canon Gonzalo Díez de Lerma in the Burgos Cathedral, in the Capilla de la Presentación. This expressive sculpture shows influences from Diego de Siloé. Although there is no documentary evidence, he is believed in these years to have completed the altarpiece of Santiago de la Puebla and the sculptures of the Virgen de la Silla and the Virgin and Child for the Church of the Assumption in El Barco de Ávila; this last, pictured at the beginning of this article, is now in the National Sculpture Museum in Valladolid. Artistic similarities suggest that the tomb of canon Diego Bilbao and an altarpiece in the parish of Cardeñuela Riopico are by Bigarny. In 1526 the book Medidas del Romano by Diego de Sagredo, one of the first Spanish-language books on archite

Gerry Nestler

Gerry Paul Nestler is an American vocalist/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter best known for his work with L. A. avantgarde progressive metal band Civil Defiance and experimental post-hardcore triumvirate Philm, featuring former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo and bassist Francisco'Pancho' Tomaselli of War. Nestler has recorded with the bands Kkleq Muzzil, Super Rider and Look Past The Stars as well as guested with DJ Spooky. Nestler was born in Los Angeles, CA where he grew up in the Mount Washington area, the son of award-winning artist/painter/photographer Frank Nestler, he began playing the piano at age 6 and picked up the guitar at age 14. Inspired by the burgeoning speed and thrash metal scene of the mid to late 1980s, Nestler formed the band Civil Defiance in 1989 which recorded a three-song demo in order to procure gigs around town; the band played venues such as the Troubadour, Raji's, Mancini's and the Coconut Teaszer, where they took part in several ASCAP-sponsored'Best Kept Secrets' industry showcases.

In 1991, the group issued a self-produced 4-song demo EP, Abstract Reaction, which showcased the band's varied influences and avantgardist approach, fusing classic thrash with everything from world music to grindcore. In 1993, Nestler and the band began recording their debut album with producer Alex Woltman at the helm. Titled The Fishers For Souls, it was issued on the band's own Blood Orange label in 1996 and licensed to German-based company Dream Circle for a European release in 1997. Noted violinist Lili Haydn makes an appearance on the song "Man in the Moon." A second full-length album, Circus of Fear, containing songs from different recording sessions and including the out-of-print Abstract Reaction EP, was released in 1999 via GSM/Nuclear Blast in Europe only. Following the band's European tour with Psychotic Waltz in the summer of 1997, Civil Defiance went on hiatus with Nestler and bassist Juan Antonio Perez joining forces with former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo in a new project. Called Letter Bomb and Philm, the trio settled on the name Kkleq Muzzil, went about writing material for their debut album at Lombardo's Victorville, CA home studio.

Nestler and Perez were dealt a setback when Lombardo got the call to re-join Slayer in 2001. In his place, they recruited local drummer George Hernandez and recorded an album, mixed by noted bassist/producer John Avila of Oingo Boingo fame, for L. A.-based indie label Criterion Records. Released in 2002, M contained three songs co-written with Lombardo in addition to newer material. Disbanding Kkleq Muzzil shortly thereafter, Nestler formed punk rock influenced power trio Super Rider with bassist Eddie Solis and original Civil Defiance drummer Gabe Trevizo; the band played shows in the L. A. area and issued a sole album, Everything So Right, again mixed by John Avila, in 2003. Nestler would re-team with Lombardo on DJ Spooky's 2005 album Drums of Death, sharing guitar duties alongside Living Colour's Vernon Reid and playing on the songs "Tool Element", "Kultur Krieg", "Terra Nullius." That same year, Nestler and former Civil Defiance bassist Brian Terry would issue a 5-song EP, The Seasons Best, via bandspace.com under the name Look Past The Stars.

The trio completed tracking a full-length album which remains unreleased. After a jam at the famed Rainbow Bar and Grill in West Hollywood, CA, Nestler and Lombardo decided to resurrect Philm in early 2010, adding bassist Pancho Tomaselli from the band War to complete the line-up. "I think that when Dave and me first started playing, that the inspiration just came from our love of different types of music–you know, just our different loves of music. And it’s a pretty broad gamut of stuff, including some electronica and free-form and twentieth century. – Gerry Nestler, 2010. It was issued by Volcom Entertainment as part of the Volcom Vinyl Club in translucent blue vinyl, limited to 500 copies; the song would find itself into the band's live set. On October 29, 2010, Nestler and Lombardo both took part in the "Dimebash" all-star benefit at the Key Club in West Hollywood, CA performing a cover of Black Sabbath's Planet Caravan with Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters, Mike Inez of Alice In Chains, Zach Myers of Shinedown.

In November and December, Philm performed a half dozen shows with Halford on the latter band's Made of Metal U. S. tour. Philm would sign a record deal with Mike Patton's Ipecac label for the release of their 2012 debut album, Harmonic, it was accompanied by a promotional video for the song "Held In Light" and included updated versions of the songs "Amoniac", "Dome" and "Meditation", written by the original Philm line-up and first recorded and released by Nestler with Kkleq Muzzil on the M album. On October 19, 2013, Nestler and stand-in bass player Dan Lutz performed the world live premier of composer Christopher Young's Suite from Ghost Rider with the Golden State Pops Orchestra at the Warner Grand Theatre in Los Angeles, CA as part of an evening of horror movie scores performed with a 75-piece orchestra. Nestler and Philm performed at the 42nd-anniversary party of the Rainbow Bar and Grill in West Hollywood, CA on April 13, 2014. In late July, the band announced the release of their sophomore album, Fire From the Evening Sun, a new partnership with German-based label UDR Music.

A European tour was set to commence on September 7 at The Underworld in England. In September 2016, Nestler released a st

Roman Catholic Diocese of Naha

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Naha is a Latin suffragan diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archbishop of Nagasaki 長崎, in southern Japan. Its cathedral episcopal see is the Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, located in the city of Naha. Established in 1947 as Apostolic Administration of Okinawa and the Southern Islands alias of Ryukyus, an exempt missionary pre-diocesan jurisdiction, on territory split off from the Apostolic Prefecture of Kagoshima 鹿児島. Promoted on December 18, 1972 as Diocese of Naha, after its see. All Roman Rite, members of a Latin congregation Apostolic Administrators of Okinawa and the Southern IslandsApollinaris William Baumgartner, O. F. M. Cap. Titular bishop of Joppe and apostolic vicar of Guam Bishop of Agaña Felix Ley, O. F. M. Titular bishop of Caput Cilla Suffragan Bishops of NahaPeter Baptist Tadamaro Ishigami, O. F. M. Cap. Berard Toshio Oshikawa, O. F. M. Conv. Wayne Francis Berndt, O. F. M. Cap. Roman Catholicism in Japan Diocesan website GCatholic.org, with incumbent biography links Catholic Bishop's Conference of Japan

List of University of Chicago Booth School of Business alumni

This list of University of Chicago Booth School of Business alumni consists of notable people who graduated or attended the University of Chicago Booth School of Business known as the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. The business school was renamed in 2008 in honor of the $300 million gift made by David G. Booth. Chicago Booth has over 49,000 alumni. Roger Altman, chairman, co-CEO and co-founder of Evercore Partners. S. Treasury Secretary under the Clinton administration. S. Treasury Secretary under the Carter administration Martin Blessing, former CEO of Commerzbank and Board Member of UBS Archie R. Boe, former chairman and CEO of the Allstate Corporation Jon Corzine, former CEO of Goldman Sachs, former governor of New Jersey Jay Feeney, co-CEO and chief investment officer of Robeco Boston Partners Brady Dougan, former CEO of Credit Suisse Group Joe Mansueto, chairman and CEO of Morningstar, Inc. Philip J. Purcell, former chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley, current president of Continental Investors Pete Ricketts, vice-chairman of Ameritrade and candidate for the U.

S. Senate in Nebraska Thomas S. Ricketts, CEO of Incapital LLC. S. Treasury for domestic finance. Susan Wagner, co-founder and former COO of Blackrock, board member of Apple Inc. Jaithirth Rao and former CEO of the software company MphasiS William E. Conway, Jr. founding partner and managing director of The Carlyle Group Joseph Nolan, senior partner of GTCR with $8 billion under management Peter G. Peterson and chairman of The Blackstone Group, one of the world's largest buyout firms. S. Secretary of Commerce. Byron D. Trott, managing partner and chief investment officer of BDT Capital Partners, former vice chairman of investment banking for Goldman Sachs and head of their Chicago Office and Mid-West region. Eric Kriss, co-founder of Bain Capital. Martin Nesbitt, co-founder of The Vistria Group, former national treasurer for the Barack Obama campaign, chairman of the Barack Obama Foundation Myron Scholes, co-developer of the Black–Scholes model, co-founder of Long-Term Capital Management. Clifford S. Asness, founder of AQR Capital, firm with $170+ billion under management.

Diane Garnick, chief income strategist of TIAA Joseph Hill, managing principal of hedge fund Halcyon Roger G. Ibbotson, founder of Ibbotson Associates Michael Larson, investment manager of Bill Gates Howard Marks, co-founder and chairman of Oaktree Capital Management, investment firm with $77 billion under management John Meriwether, founder and CEO of JWM Partners. Rex Sinquefield, co-founder along with David G. Eugene Fama of Dimensional Fund Advisors. Victor Niederhoffer, Hedge fund manager, champion squash player. Bart Becht, former CEO of Reckitt Benckiser Debra Crew, president and COO of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company J. Patrick Doyle, CEO of Domino's Pizza Melvin Goodes, retired chairman and CEO of Warner-Lambert Scott Griffith, CEO of Zipcar Charles M. Harper, former chairman and CEO of ConAgra Foods, Inc. Timothy E. Hoeksema, president and CEO of Midwest Airlines Mark Hoplamazian, president and CEO of Hyatt Hotels Corporation Howard A. Willard III, chairman and CEO of Altria Porter Jarvis, president chairman of Swift & Co.

1955-1967. Altman, former Deputy United States Secretary of the Treasury under the President Bill Clinton administration.