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Adibah Amin

Khalidah Adibah binti Amin, known professionally as Adibah Amin, is a Malaysian writer, teacher and actress. Born in Johor Bahru, she graduated from her English-medium secondary school and University of Malaya. From 1958 to 1961, she taught English at the Malay Girls College in Kuala Lumpur, she taught at the Language Institute and Alam Shah School, both in Kuala Lumpur and became the first headmistress of Jalan Kolam Ayer School with another stint at the Language Institute before she left the education service. She worked as a journalist for the newspaper New Straits Times from 1971 to 1984 and for The Star in the 1990s. Adibah is remembered by many English speakers as the author of the column in the New Straits Times which she wrote in the 1970s and 1980s using the pen name Sri Delima; the columns were republished in book form in 2009. Adibah's writing includes three novels in Malay: Bangsawan Tulen, Seroja Masih di Kolam, Tempat Jatuh Lagi Dikenang, she has written more than 200 radio plays and short stories.

Her English novel This End of the Rainbow was published in 2006. She collaborated with both The Star and the New Straits Times publishing articles on how to speak Malay correctly, she was engaged in literary translations from Malay to English: "No Harvest but a Thorn" by Shahnon Ahmad and "Jungle of Hope" by Keris Mas plus works of poetry by Usman Awang. She made appearances in three films: Adik Manja, Hati Bukan Kristal, Mat Som. In 2008 Adibah suffered a stroke. Though she is not paralysed, she is incapacitated enough not to be able to work any more. Best Supporting Actor in the first Malaysia Film Festival in 1980 for her role in Adik Manja. S. E. A. Write Award, Thailand "Esso-Gapena Prize" for contribution to the development of the literature Outstanding journalist of the country by the Malaysian Union of Journalists Johore Literary Prize Tun Razak Prize for outstanding contribution to the development of education and the establishment of mutual understanding and harmony between the national communities of Malaysia National Translator Prize Special journalistic award of the Press Institute of Malaysia The title of "Outstanding Malaysian Figure" Adibah Amin on IMDb

Holden Coupe 60

The Holden Coupe 60 concept is a sports coupe developed by Holden in Australia. The Coupe 60 is a pillarless concept car that explores the limits of Holden's current Zeta rear-wheel drive architecture, combining V8 Supercar-inspired styling with innovative technology to form a road-going sportscar; the Coupe 60 is based on a short-wheelbase version of the Holden VE Commodore. The concept car was first revealed at the 2008 Melbourne International Motor Show, along with the HSV W427; the Coupe 60 celebrates the six decades since Holden built the 48-215 at its Fishermans Bend plant in Port Melbourne and provides a glimpse of Holden's future directions in design and emerging engine technologies. It cost A$2.5 million to manufacture. At the time of launch, a great deal of speculation ensued that the Coupe 60 may point to another incarnation of the iconic Monaro; the designer stated. The Coupe 60 remained a concept car because of unjustified development and production costs relative to small sales volume unless accompanied by any export program.

Such program was not feasible as General Motors, by that time, was developing the larger volume fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro based on the same Zeta platform shared with the Coupe 60. The luxury-sports theme of The Coupe 60 is emphasised by such features as a racing-derived chassis setup, including rear-diffuser, front-splitter and carbon-fibre spoiler, 21-inch centre-lock alloy wheels with unique design Kumho high performance semi-slick tyres; the Coupe 60 is powered with Active Fuel Management and ethanol capabilities. Coupled to the same six-speed manual transmission as in the standard Holden Commodore SS, the powertrain delivers upwards of 275 kW at 5700 RPM and 540 nm of torque at 4400 rpm

East Camp

East Camp is an Ex-MOD housing estate opposite the MOD St Athan main east entrance within St Athan. The housing estate sits between the village of St Athan and Flemingston but does not constitute a village itself, it falls under the Eglwys Brewis electoral ward. East Camp houses Spar. Due to it being Ex-MOD property there are some particular arrangements regarding build and service supply to the properties; the Sewage is handled by Kelda Water Services Limited and fresh water, management of the private parking, street lighting and areas of play is handled by a society called the East Vale Residents Co. Ltd. who outsource to Cadarn, the parent group of Newydd Housing Association. The St Athan Golf Club is to the rear of East Camp, next to a disused running track.1st St Athan Scout Group meet at East Camp at The Gathering Place. In World War II East Camp maintenance units were bomb targets because of the RAF activity there; the particular fresh water arrangement to site was to prevent troops/staff being poisoned as all water was treated on the RAF site.

The buildings are concrete prefabrications said to be built for the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games and used for the R. A. F. families. Due to their similar design and the way the buildings lock together like blocks, the estate was nicknamed "Legoland", it has the nickname Explorers Estate as each of the streets, Scott Close, Shackleton Close, Livingston Way, Drake Close, Clive Road and Mallory Close were named after discoverers, Flemingston Road being a pre-existing road. The local Spar used to be Naafi as part of the R. A. F.'s stores but opened to the public as a Spar. 28 April 2016 a Food Bank opened on East Camp's The Gathering Place. Taxi and Greenlinks operate to East Camp but the only public transport is a bus service. There is a bridle path to the north near Flemingston; the Gathering Place Methodist Church is on the corner of the northern Flemingston Road entrance to East Camp. The Gathering Place is a community centre. East Camp Neighbourhood Watch The Gathering Place

Kushano-Sasanian Kingdom

Kushano-Sasanian Kingdom is a historiographic term used by modern scholars to refer to a branch of the Sassanid Persians who established their rule in Bactria and in northwestern Indian subcontinent during the 3rd and 4th centuries at the expense of the declining Kushans. They captured the provinces of Sogdiana and Gandhara from the Kushans in 225 AD; the Sasanians established governors for the Sasanian Empire, who minted their own coinage and took the title of Kushanshas, i.e. "Kings of the Kushans". They are sometimes considered as forming a "sub-kingdom" inside the Sasanian Empire; this administration continued until 360-370 AD, when the Kushano-Sasanians lost much of its domains to the invading Kidarite Huns, whilst the rest was incorporated into the imperial Sasanian Empire. The Kidarites were in turn displaced by the Hephthalites; the Sasanians were able to re-establish some authority after they destroyed the Hephthalites with the help of the Turks in 565, but their rule collapsed under Arab attacks in the mid 7th century.

The Kushanshas are known through their coins. Their coins were minted at Kabul, Balkh and Merv, attesting the extent of their realm. A rebellion of Hormizd I Kushanshah, who issued coins with the title Kushanshahanshah, seems to have occurred against contemporary emperor Bahram II of the Sasanian Empire, but failed; the Sassanids, shortly after victory over the Parthians, extended their dominion into Bactria during the reign of Ardashir I around 230 CE further to the eastern parts of their empire in western Pakistan during the reign of his son Shapur I. Thus the Kushans lost their western territory to the rule of Sassanid nobles named Kushanshahs or "Kings of the Kushans"; the farthest extent of the Kushano-Sasanians to the east appears to have been Gandhara, they did not cross the Indus river, since none of their coinage has been found in the city of Taxila just beyond the Indus. The Kushano-Sasanians under Hormizd I Kushanshah seem to have led a rebellion against contemporary emperor Bahram II of the Sasanian Empire, but failed.

According to the Panegyrici Latini, there was a rebellion of a certain Ormis against his brother Bahram II, Ormis was supported the people of Saccis. Hormizd I Kushanshah issued coins with the title Kushanshahanshah in defiance of imperial Sasanian rule. Around 325, Shapur II was directly in charge of the southern part of the territory, while in the north the Kushanshahs maintained their rule. Important finds of Sasanian coinage beyond the Indus in the city of Taxila only start with the reigns of Shapur II and Shapur III, suggesting that the expansion of Sasanian control beyond the Indus was the result of the wars of Shapur II "with the Chionites and Kushans" in 350-358 as described by Ammianus Marcellinus, they maintained control until the rise of the Kidarites under their ruler Kidara. The decline of the Kushans and their defeat by the Kushano-Sasanians and the Sasanians, was followed by the rise of the Kidarites and the Hephthalites who in turn conquered Bactria and Gandhara and went as far as central India.

They were followed by Turk Shahi and the Hindu Shahi, until the arrival of Muslims to north-western parts of India. The Hephthalites dominated the area until they were defeated in 565 CE by an alliance between the Gokturks and Sassanids, some Indo-Sassanid authority was re-established; the Kushano-Hephthalites were able to set up rival states in Kapisa and Kabul. The 2nd Indo-Sassanid period ended with the collapse of Sassanids to the Rashidun Caliphate in the mid 7th century. Sind remained independent until the Arab invasions of India in the early 8th century; the Kushano-Hephthalites or Turkshahis were replaced by the Shahi in the mid 8th century. Coins depicting Shiva and the Nandi bull have been discovered, indicating a strong influence of Shaivite Hinduism; the prophet Mani, founder of Manichaeism, followed the Sassanids' expansion to the east, which exposed him to the thriving Buddhist culture of Gandhara. He is said to have visited Bamiyan, where several religious paintings are attributed to him, is believed to have lived and taught for some time.

He is related to have sailed to the Indus valley area now in modern-day Pakistan in 240 or 241 AD, to have converted a Buddhist King, the Turan Shah of India. On that occasion, various Buddhist influences seem to have permeated Manichaeism: "Buddhist influences were significant in the formation of Mani's religious thought; the transmigration of souls became a Manichaean belief, the quadripartite structure of the Manichaean community, divided between male and female monks and lay follower who supported them, appears to be based on that of the Buddhist sangha" The Indo-Sassanids traded goods such as silverware and textiles depicting the Sassanid emperors engaged in hunting or administering justice. The example of Sassanid art was influential on Kushan art, this influence remained active for several centuries in the northwest South Asia; the following Kushanshahs were: Ardashir I Kushanshah Peroz I Kushanshah Hormizd I Kushanshah Hormizd II Kushanshah Peroz II Kushanshah Varahran Kushanshah The Kushano-Sassanids created an extensive coinage with legend in Brahmi, Pahlavi or Bactrian, sometimes inspired from Kushan coinage, sometimes more Sassanid.

The obverse of the coin depicts the ruler with elaborate head

Macross Zero

Macross Zero is an anime prequel OVA to The Super Dimension Fortress Macross released for the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Macross franchise during 2002 in Japan. It was produced by Satelight. Macross Zero is set in 2008 A. D. one year before the events of the original Macross series, depicting the final battles of the U. N. Wars between the U. N. Spacy and the Anti-UN forces, is set in the South Pacific, where a gigantic alien spaceship crash landed 9 years earlier. Amidst the violence, a U. N. Spacy F-14 KAI pilot named Shin Kudo is attacked by a strange enemy aircraft that can transform itself into a robot. Crash landing on Mayan Island he learns that this remote island and its peaceful native inhabitants hold a great secret linking them to the alien space ship and would become the focus of the war, whether they like it or not. Shin returns to his carrier fleet and joins the Skull Squadron, who operate brand new transforming fighters, the VF-0 Phoenix, he trains and engages Anti-UN forces operating from a converted ballistic missile submarine as both sides fight to locate and control alien artifacts, with the peaceful and agrarian Mayan caught in the middle of the war.

Shin Kudo: Japanese-American fighter pilot flying for the UN. Lost his parents early in the U. N. Wars. Voiced by Kenichi Suzumura. Sara Nome: Priestess of Mayan Island. Skeptical of outsiders and the violence they bring with them. Voiced by Sanae Kobayashi. Mao Nome: Sara's younger sister. Cheerful and outgoing, longing to see the outside world. Has a obvious crush on Shynn. Voiced by Yuuka Nanri. Roy Föcker: Famed UN ace and test pilot for the new and experimental variable fighter, the VF-0. Voiced by Akira Kamiya. Edgar LaSalle: Shynn's Radar Intercept Officer and best friend. Voiced by Sousuke Komori. D. D. Ivanov: Ace pilot flying for the Anti-UN forces. Roy Föcker's former instructor turned rival. Flies the SV-51 Anti-U. N. Variable fighter. Voiced by Ryūzaburō Ōtomo. Nora Polyansky: Ivanov's wingmate. A ruthless and skilled warrior dedicated to the Anti-UN cause. Voiced by Minami Takayama. Aries Turner: A 26-year-old government researcher known for her genius-level intelligence, she studies and gives top secret seminars about the Protoculture research being undertaken by the U.

N. She has known Roy Föcker in the past, before the events that will take place in the South Pacific Ocean one year before Space War I. Voiced by Naomi Shindō. Nutouk: The Mayan Island tribal chief. Voiced by Tamio Ōki. Dr. Hasford: The Anti-UN scientist who theories that intelligent life on Earth might have originated off world from the Protoculture, a race of ancient aliens. Voiced by Nachi Nozawa; the Bird-Human: Code named by the U. N. Spacy scientists as A. F. O. S; the Bird-Human is a powerful semi-sentient alien biomecha, left on Earth by the true creators of humanity, the Protoculture. The mecha was created to check the evolution of humankind and was programmed to destroy it in case it became belligerent like the previous creation of the Protoculture, the Zentradi; the OVA was released in 2002 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Macross franchise in Japan. New mechanical designs inspired by those of the first Macross series were developed by Shoji Kawamori and Junya Ishikagi, while mecha and sci-fi illustrator Hidetaka Tenjin worked as an animation artist for the CGI mecha action sequences.

Composed by Kuniaki Haishima, the OVA's soundtrack is orchestral with some tribal influences. One track, titled "VF-Zero", borrows a section of "Klendathu Drop" by Basil Poledouris, from the Starship Troopers soundtrack; the ending theme for episodes 1 and 5 is "Arkan", performed by Holy Raz. "Life Song", the ending theme for episode 2, is by Holy Raz. Yuuka Nanri performs the episode 3 ending theme "Yanyan". Two volumes of the soundtrack were released in Japan by Victor Entertainment. Due to a current legal dispute over the distribution rights of the Macross franchise, involving Studio Nue and Big West against Harmony Gold, much of the Macross merchandise post 1999, including Macross Zero, have not received an international release. Mao Nome's reminiscences have become part of the pre-Space War legendarium of the expanding Human and Zentradi exploration of the Galaxy; the events of the movie paint the story in the style of Tales of the South Pacific and beautiful in the time before the Zentradi nearly annihilated all life on Earth during one of the most cataclysmic battles of the War.

The people of the galaxy know this story as'Bird-Human'. During the third Macross TV series, Macross Frontier, the 10th episode retells the events of the OVA series as Bird Human, a movie made in on one of the colony's city ships for the entertainment of the populace; the Four Romances: one doomed, one tragic, one impossible but real, one transcendental make for a story of mysticism, love and courage. The adaptation stars Miranda Merin as Ranka Lee as Mao Nome. Alto Saotome, the main protagonist of Frontier, is the stunt double for the actor playing Shynn Kudo. Incidentally, the film's director bears a striking resemblance to series creator Shoji Kawamori. Episodes explicitly state that Macross Frontier singer Sheryl Nome