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Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston was an American actor and political activist. As a Hollywood star, he appeared in 100 films over the course of 60 years, he played Moses in the epic film The Ten Commandments, for which he received his first nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama. He starred in Touch of Evil with Orson Welles, Ben-Hur, for which he won the Oscar for Best Actor, El Cid, Planet of the Apes, The Greatest Show on Earth, Secret of the Incas, The Big Country, The Greatest Story Ever Told. A supporter of Democratic politicians and civil rights in the 1960s, Heston became a Republican, founding a conservative political action committee and supporting Ronald Reagan. Heston was the five-term president of the National Rifle Association, from 1998 to 2003. After announcing he had Alzheimer's disease in 2002, he retired from both acting and the NRA presidency. John Charles Carter was born on October 4, 1923, in Wilmette, Illinois, to Lilla and Russell Whitford Carter, a sawmill operator.

Many sources indicate he was born in Illinois. Heston's autobiography stated otherwise. Heston said in a 1995 interview that he was not good at remembering addresses or his early childhood. Heston was of Scottish descent, including from the Clan Fraser, but the majority of his ancestry was English, his earliest immigrant ancestors arrived in America from England in the 1600s. His maternal great-grandparents, namesakes, were Englishman William Charlton from Sunderland and Scotswoman Mary Drysdale Charlton, they emigrated to Canada, where his grandmother, Marian Emily Charlton, was born in 1872. In his autobiography, Heston refers to his father participating in his family's construction business; when Heston was an infant, his father's work moved the family to Michigan. It was a rural forested part of the state, Heston lived an isolated yet idyllic existence, spending much time hunting and fishing in the backwoods of the area; when Heston was 10 years old, his parents divorced after having three children.

Shortly thereafter, his mother remarried and Charlton and his younger sister Lilla and brother Alan moved to Wilmette, Illinois. Heston attended New Trier High School, he recalled living there:All kids play pretend games, but I did it more than most. When we moved to Chicago, I was more or less a loner. We lived in a North Shore suburb, where I was a skinny hick from the woods, all the other kids seemed to be rich and know about girls. Contradictions on paper and in an interview surround; the 1930 United States Census record for Richfield, Michigan, in Roscommon County, shows his name as being Charlton J. Carter at age six. Accounts and movie studio biographies say he was born John Charles Carter; when Russell Carter died in 1966, Charlton's brother and sister changed their legal surname to Heston the following year. Charlton was his maternal grandmother Marian's maiden name, not his mother Lilla's; this is contrary to what Heston said. When Heston's maternal grandmother and his true maternal grandfather Charles Baines separated or divorced in the early 1900s, Marian Baines married William Henry Lawton in 1907.

Charlton Heston's mother and her sister May were adopted by their grandfather, changed their last name to Charlton in order to distance themselves from their biological father, Mr. Baines, an undesirable father figure; the Carters divorced in Lilla Carter married Chester Heston. The newly married Mrs. Heston preferred, it was thus as Charlton Heston that he appeared in his first film with younger brother Alan Carter, an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt. His nickname was always Chuck. Heston was an Episcopalian, has been described as "a spiritual man" with an "earthy flair", who "respected religious traditions" and "particularly enjoyed the historical aspects of the Christian faith". Heston recounted that while growing up in northern Michigan in a sparsely populated area, he wandered in the forest, "acting" out characters from books he had read. In high school, he enrolled in New Trier's drama program, playing the lead role in the amateur silent 16 mm film adaptation of Peer Gynt, from the Ibsen play, by future film activist David Bradley released in 1941.

From the Winnetka Community Theatre in which he was active, he earned a drama scholarship to Northwestern University. He attended college from 1941 to 1943 and among his acting teachers was Alvina Krause. Several years Heston teamed up with Bradley to produce the first sound version of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, in which Heston played Mark Antony. In March 1944 Heston married Northwestern University student Lydia Marie Clarke at Grace Methodist Church in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina; that same year, he joined the military. Heston enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces and served for two years as a radio operator and aerial gunner aboard a B-25 Mitchell medium bomber stationed in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands with the 77th Bombardment Squadron of the Eleventh Air Force, he reached the rank of staff sergeant. After his rise to fame, Heston narrated for classified military and Department of Energy instructional films relating to nuclear weapons, "for six years Heston the nation's highest security clearance" or Q clearance.

The Q clearance is similar to a DoD or DIA clearance of top secret

Sydney Hospital

Sydney Hospital is a major hospital in Australia, located on Macquarie Street in the Sydney central business district. It is the oldest hospital in Australia, dating back to 1788, has been at its current location since 1811, it first received the name Sydney Hospital in 1881. The hospital comprises 113 inpatient beds. There are about 400 staff members. Specialist services attract patients from all over New South Wales, it specialises in ophthalmology and hand surgery and is a referral hospital for patients requiring these services. It houses a rudimentary 6-bed Emergency Department. Sydney Hospital became a teaching hospital of the University of Sydney in 1909. Sydney Hospital is associated with Sydney Medical School of the University of Sydney through the Discipline of Clinical Ophthalmology and Eye Health and Save Sight Institute, it is the location of a number of research institutes associated with the University, including the Heart Research Institute, the Centenary Institute for Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology, the Kanematsu Memorial Institute of Pathology and the General Endocrinology Group.

Many of the 736 convicts who survived the voyage of the First Fleet from Portsmouth, England arrived suffering from dysentery, smallpox and typhoid. Soon after landing Governor Phillip and Surgeon-General John White established a tent hospital along what is now George Street in The Rocks to care for the worst cases. Subsequent convict boatloads had higher rates of death and disease. A portable hospital, prefabricated in England from wood and copper arrived in Sydney with the Second Fleet in 1790. Present-day Nurses Walk in The Rocks cuts across. John White was Surgeon-General at Sydney Cove between 1788 and 1794. Upon his arrival in the Colony of New South Wales at the beginning of 1810, Governor Macquarie discovered that the Sydney Cove's hospital was an affair of tents and temporary buildings. Macquarie set aside land on the western edge of the Government Domain for a new hospital and created a new road – Macquarie Street – to provide access to it. Plans were drawn up but the British Government refused to provide funds to build the hospital.

Macquarie entered into a contract with a consortium of businessmen–Garnham Blaxcell, Alexander Riley and D'Arcy Wentworth–to erect the new hospital. They were to receive convict labour and supplies and a monopoly on rum imports from which they expected to recoup the cost of the building and gain considerable profits; the contract allowed them to import 45,000 gallons of rum to sell to colonists and was signed on 6 November 1810. In the event, the hospital did not turn out to be profitable for the contractors. Convict patients were transferred to Governor Macquarie's new hospital in 1816, it is unclear who prepared the design for the three Old Colonial Georgian buildings comprising the Sydney Hospital complex, but there were many involved with its construction. There is speculation that both Governor John O'Hearen contributed to the design. John O’Hearen is the stronger contender for being the building's designer, for he not only defended the methods of its construction against critics but signed himself as'Architect' in related correspondence.

As the hospital was nearing completion in 1815, the now famous convict architect Francis Greenway was asked to report on the quality of the work. He condemned it, claiming that it "must soon fall into ruin". Short-cuts had been taken with the construction and there were weak joints in the structural beams, rotting stonework, feeble foundations, dry rot in the timbers. Macquarie ordered the contractors to remedy these defects but by 1820 the southern wing was deemed unsafe, with reports that some of it had collapsed and had to be rebuilt. Around this time, Greenway was commissioned to undertake repairs to both the wings of the hospital, including alterations to the roof of the southern wing and the rearrangement of its internal spaces. More substantial repairs were carried out on the southern wing in 1826. Many defects present from the original construction remained hidden away until the extensive restoration of the 1980s; the scale of the hospital was greater than that. The new hospital had a large central building, the main hospital, two smaller wings which were quarters for the surgeons.

From the start, portions of the buildings were allocated for non-medical purposes. During construction there was ongoing debate about the hospital's future possible use. Governor Macquarie was under pressure, both within the colony and from Lord Bathurst, to utilise part of the General Hospital as a temporary Supreme Court while awaiting the construction of the Greenway designed law courts opposite. Macquarie capitulated and the northern wing and a portion of the central building were given over to Supreme Court Judge Jeffrey Hart Bent as chambers as well as for a temporary courthouse; the first Surgeon to reside at the hospital's Surgeons quarters was D'Arcy Wentworth, whose other connections with the building are interesting. First, he had been one of the three contractors who had built the Hospital under the "rum contract" with Macquarie, secondly, his son, William Charles Wentworth and journalist, became one of the most important figures in the development of Parliamentary democracy in New South Wales, is regarded as the "father of the constitution".

He is well commemorated by artworks within Parliament House. On 3 January 1829, Governor Darling released a despatch foreshadowing the intended appropriation of the North Wing for the accommodation of the Legislative Councils; the first meeting

Be Forever Yamato

Be Forever Yamato is a 1980 Japanese science fiction anime film and the third theatrical film based on the classic anime series Space Battleship Yamato. The film is unique for switching from monaural VistaVision to Quadraphonic CinemaScope when the Yamato enters the Double Galaxy; the Black Nebula Empire, last seen in Yamato: The New Voyage, lands a huge fortress on Earth and sends out an invasion force, while the Black Nebulan fleet wipes out Earth's space fleets. The fortress contains a bomb capable of destroying half the planet; the Nebulans threaten to use it. The Yamato reaches the other side of the Black Nebula and finds a grand, white galaxy, similar to the Milky Way, they follow a beacon signal to a planet. They land, are greeted by an human woman and two officers from the Black Nebulan Empire, they meet the Emperor, who appears to be a human. He tells them that they are back in the Milky Way, in the year 2402; the vortex was a hole in time. The Earth has been under Black Nebulan rule for 200 years, he is the governor.

Scaldart shows Kodai and the landing party all sorts of collections of Earth's famous artwork, and, up on the Yamato, the video screen scans the surface of the planet to find all of Earth's famous landmarks. Scaldart shows them a time viewing machine which shows the history of the Yamato from 2199 up until the present, he shows them the future. The Yamato, orbiting the Earth, is destroyed by the enemy's flagship, the Grodaze, in 2402; the landing crew returns, demoralized, to the Yamato... except for Sasha who seems to know her true destiny. She remains on conquered Earth. While alone on the surface, her mother Starsha appears in a vision, she tells Sasha that she was born between Iscandar and Earth, that her destiny is to die far from both, in service of both. Sasha manages to survive the incineration of the surface by escaping to the planet's lower levels, she finds a control center and sends a message to the Yamato, telling them that to destroy Dezarium, they must travel to the core through a huge conduit she is about to open.

Scaldart announces after her message that if the Yamato proceeds any further, he will detonate the hyperon bomb on Earth. The blast sets off an explosive chain reaction; the Yamato does a 180-degree turn and rushes out of the internal chamber, going to emergency warp when it reaches the conduit exit. Dezarium explodes behind them, destroying the delicate gravitational balance between the two sides of the Double Galaxy, they crash into each other. Kei Tomiyama as Susumu Kodai Shuusei Nakamura as Daisuke Shima Youko Asagami as Yuki Mori Akira Kamiya as Shiro Kato Banjou Ginga as Grotas Ichirô Nagai as Dr. Sakezo Sado Kazuo Hayashi as Yasuo Nanbu Keiko Han as Sasha/Mio Sanada Kenichi Ogata as Analyzer Masatō Ibu as Heikuro Todo Michio Hazama as Narrator Mikio Terashima as Sho Yamazaki Miyuki Ueda as Starsha Mugihito as Kazan Nachi Nozawa as Alphon Osamu Kobayashi as Osamu Yamanami Shinji Nomura as Yoshikazu Aihara Taichirou Hirokawa as Mamoru Kodai Takeshi Aono as Shiro Sanada Tohru Furuya as Tasuke Tokugawa Tōru Ōhira as Skulldart Yoshito Yasuhara as Kenjiro Ota Yumi Nakatani as Sada This movie was intended to be Space Yamato III.

Helen McCarthy in 500 Essential Anime Movies called it a "flawed masterpiece" and stated that "this movie is epic in every way. But its length is a problem - the ending is rushed and there are some plot holes that another half hour or so could have plugged". Be Forever Yamato Be Forever Yamato at Anime News Network's encyclopedia Be Forever Yamato on IMDb