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Corum Jhaelen Irsei

Corum Jhaelen Irsei is the name of a fictional fantasy hero in a series of two trilogies written by author Michael Moorcock. Corum is the last survivor of the Vadhagh race and an incarnation aspect of the Eternal Champion, a being that exists in all worlds to ensure there is "Cosmic Balance"; this trilogy consists of The Knight of the Swords, The Queen of the Swords, The King of the Swords. In the United Kingdom it has been collected as an omnibus edition titled Corum, Swords of Corum and most Corum: The Prince in the Scarlet Robe. In the United States the first trilogy has been published as Corum: The Coming of Chaos. Corum is a Vadhagh, one of a race of long-lived beings with limited magical abilities dedicated to peaceful pursuits such as art and poetry. A group of "Mabden" led by the savage Earl Glandyth-a-Krae raid the family castle and slaughter everyone with the exception of Corum, who escapes. Arming himself, Corum kills several of the Mabden before being captured and tortured. After having his left hand cut off and right eye put out, Corum escapes by moving into another plane of existence, becoming invisible to the Mabden.

They depart and Corum is found by The Brown Man, a dweller of the forest of Laar able to see Corum while out of phase. The Brown Man takes Corum to a being called Arkyn, who treats his wounds and explains he has a higher purpose. Travelling to Moidel's Castle, Corum encounters his future lover, the Margravine Rhalina, a mabden woman of the civilized land of Lwym an Esh. Having found out Corum's location by torturing and killing the Brown Man of Laar, Glandyth-a-Krae marshalled his allies to Moidel's Castle. Glandyth had kept Corum's former hand and eye as souvenirs, showed them to Corum to provoke a reaction. Rhalina uses sorcery to ward off an attack by Glandyth-a-Krae. Determined to restore himself and Rhalina travel to the island of Shool, a near immortal and mad sorcerer. During the journey Corum observes a mysterious giant. On arrival at the island Shool takes Rhalina hostage, provides Corum with two artifacts to replace his lost hand and eye: the Hand of Kwll and the Eye of Rhynn; the Eye of Rhynn allows Corum to see into an undead netherworld where the last beings killed by Corum exist until summoned by the Hand of Kwll.

Shool explains that Corum's ill fortune has been caused by the Chaos God Arioch, the Knight of the Swords. When Arioch and his fellow Chaos Lords conquered the Fifteen Planes, the balance between the forces of Law and Chaos tipped in favor of Chaos, their minions - such as Glandyth-a-Krae - embarked on a bloody rampage. Shool sends Corum to Arioch's fortress to steal the Heart of Arioch, which the sorcerer intends to use to attain greater power. Corum confronts Arioch, learns Shool is nothing more than a pawn of the Chaos God. Arioch ignores Corum, who discovers the location of the Heart. Corum is attacked by Arioch, but the Hand of Kwll crushes the Heart and banishes the Chaos God forever. Before fading from existence, Arioch warns Corum that he has now earned the enmity of the Sword Rulers. Corum returns to the island to rescue Rhalina, observes Shool has become a powerless moron, is devoured by his own creations soon afterwards. Corum learns Arkyn is in fact a Lord of Law, that this is the first step towards Law regaining control of the Fifteen Planes.

On another five planes, the forces of Chaos - led by Xiombarg, Queen of the Swords - reign supreme and are on the verge on eradicating the last resistance from the forces of Law. The avatars of the Bear and Dog gods plot with Earl Glandyth-a-Krae to murder Corum and return Arioch to the Fifteen Planes. Guided by Arkyn, Corum and companion Jhary-a-Conel cross the planes and encounter the King Without A Country, the last of his people who in turn is seeking the City in the Pyramid; the group locate the City, in fact a floating arsenal powered by advanced technology and inhabited by a people from Corum's world and his distant kin. Besieged by the forces of Chaos, the City requires certain rare minerals to continue to power their weapons. Corum and Jhary attempt to locate the minerals and encounter Xiombarg, who learns of Corum's identity. Corum slows Xiombarg's forces by defeating their leader, Prince Gaynor the Damned. Xiombarg is goaded into attacking the City directly in revenge for Arioch's banishment.

Arkyn confronts Xiombarg, who has manifested in a vulnerable state. As Arkyn banishes Xiombarg and his allies devastate the forces of Chaos. Glandyth-a-Krae, however and seeks revenge. A spell - determined to have been cast by the forces of Chaos - forces the inhabitants of Corum's plane to war with each other. Desperate to stop the slaughter, Corum and Jhary-a-Conel travel to the last five planes, ruled by Mabelode, the King of the Swords. Rhalina is taken hostage by the forces of Chaos and Corum has several encounters with the forces of Chaos, including Earl Glandyth-a-Krae. Corum meets two other aspects of the Eternal Champion: Elric and Erekosë, with all three seeking the mystical city of Tanelorn for their own purposes. After a brief adventure in the "Vanishing Tower", the other heroes depart and Corum and Jhary arrive at their version of Tanelorn. Corum discovers one of the "Lost Gods", the being Kwll, imprisoned and cannot be freed until whole. Corum offers Kwll his hand, on the condition.

Kwll reneges on the bargain until persuaded to assist. Corum is stripped of his arti

Boris Klaiman

Boris Klaiman is an USSR-born Israeli footballer, who plays for Enosis Neon Paralimni. He began his career in the Hapoel Tel Aviv and Hapoel Kfar Saba youth teams joined Hapoel Tel Aviv senior team before the 2009–10 season, he played on loan at Maccabi Herzliya before returning to Hapoel Kfar Saba. At international level, Klaiman was capped in Israel at levels from under-18 to under-21. Klaiman was born in Vinnytsia, Soviet Union, when he was ten months old, moved to Israel with his family; as a child began to play football in the youth system of Hapoel Tel Aviv, moved to the youth department of Hapoel Kfar Saba. On 15 August 2008, he made his debut for the first team, in a draw 0–0 against Hapoel Ra'anana at 2008–09. At this season Klaiman played 13 games at the first team. In summer 2009, Klamian moved back to Hapoel Tel Aviv, was loaned to Maccabi Herzliya for half season. In January 2010, he returned to Hapoel Tel Aviv, was a second goalkeeper during Vincent Enyeama played 2010 Africa Cup of Nations.

Klaiman didn't share Hapoel Tel Aviv games this season, but was part of a squad team that won the double at the end of the season. In summer 2010 on loaned back to Hapoel Kfar Saba. In summer 2011, Klaiman returned as a second goalkeeper for Apoula Edel. On 31 July 2011 he made his debut for Hapoel Tel Aviv, as he came on as a substitute after Edel got red card at Tel Aviv derby. On 29 October 2011 he made his debut in the Israeli Premier League, coming on as a substitute 6–0 victory against Hapoel Rishon LeZion. At this season he played in 8 games, at the end of the season won with the team of Israel State Cup. At 2012–13 season played 10 games. In summer 2013 Danny Amos signed to Hapoel Tel Aviv, Klaiman again began the season as second goalkeeper. After the 3rd round Amos was injured, Klaiman impressed when he played and called up to the Israel national football team's squad. At this season he played 11 games. On 7 August 2014, Klaiman signed a three-year in Beitar Jerusalem. On 13 August 2014, Klaiman made his debut at the club, at the 1–2 loss to Hapoel Petah Tikva at the Toto Cup.

On 27 October 2014 Klaiman saved penalty the 82nd minute at the 2–0 victory against his former team Hapoel Tel Aviv after a bad kick of Yisrael Zaguri. On 22 May 2018 Klaiman left Beitar Jerusalem. On 11 August 2009 he made his debut for Israel U21 against Serbia. On June 2013 he took part at 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship and used as a first goalkeeper. Klamian has 21 appearances for the Israeli youth team. On 4 October 2013, Klaiman called up for the senior team, towards the matches against Portugal and Northern Ireland. Hapoel Tel Aviv Israeli Premier League: 2009–10 Israel State Cup: 2009–10, 2010–11

Susan Duncan

Susan Elizabeth Duncan is an Australian author, a former journalist and former editor of The Australian Women's Weekly and New Idea. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, Duncan had a mastectomy and after chemotherapy, survived, she is an active supporter of breast cancer awareness. Duncan has been married twice, her first husband died from a brain tumour. Duncan lives in New South Wales with Bob, they have homes at Pittwater and the mid-north coast of NSW. The Pittwater home is called Tarrangaua and was built for poet Dorothea Mackellar in 1925. Susan Duncan. Salvation Creek: an unexpected life. Milsons Point, NSW:Random House. ISBN 1-86325-474-9. Susan Duncan; the house at Salvation Creek. North Sydney, N. S. W.: Random House Australia. ISBN 978-1-86325-648-3. Susan Duncan. A life on Pittwater. North Sydney, NSW: Random House. ISBN 978-1-74166-669-4. Susan Duncan; the Briny Cafe. North Sydney, NSW: Bantam. ISBN 978-1-74166-820-9. Susan Duncan. Gone Fishing. North Sydney, NSW: Random House. ISBN 978-0-85798-075-5.

Susan Duncan. The House on the Hill. North Sydney, NSW: Random House. ISBN 978-0-14-378050-2. Audio interview with Susan Duncan on ABC radio Audio interview with Susan Duncan, Conversations, ABC Radio National 01 Nov 2016]

Horne & Corden

Horne & Corden is a British sketch show written by Jon Brown, Steve Dawson, Andrew Dawson, Tim Inman and the cast, script edited by Sam Ward, starring Mathew Horne and James Corden. It aired on BBC television in 2009; the first episode was broadcast on 10 March 2009 on BBC Three. It is presented by stars Mathew Horne and James Corden in front of a live audience, featuring pre-recorded sketches and vignettes filmed in a studio with an audience. Several episodes featured a dance routine as their finale; the first episode attracted the highest ratings for a comedy show debut on BBC Three, ratings dropped throughout the show's run. In Australia, all six episodes were aired on ABC2 from 1 September to 6 October 2009 in the Thursday 9pm timeslot. Mathew Horne... Various James Corden... Various Rob Brydon... Sports commentator Nick Mohammed... Ensemble Kellie Bright... Ensemble Mathew Baynton... Ensemble Helen Cripps... Ensemble Although the first episode of the show attracted 817,000 viewers, making it most-watched debut for a comedy series on BBC Three, the reviews for Horne & Corden were vitriolic.

Benji Wilson of the Daily Telegraph said that the show "was about as funny as credit default swaps". While Rachel Cooke in the New Statesman called it "excruciating – as funny and as puerile as a sixth-form revue". Sam Wollaston from The Guardian wrote: "There's a sketch about a gay war reporter, a cock-drawing class in a boys' school and Superman meet in the changing rooms, a bloke takes forever to reach orgasm. Clever, see? It's crude. Not here, because of how artlessly it's done, it looks as if they've just thought of these comedy situations, not known how to fill them in. Never has a three-minute sketch felt so long, the joke comes down to the fact that James Corden is fat and is happy to show us his wobbly bits. Or one of them gets his arse out." Harry Venning, writer of radio sitcom Clare in the Community and head television critic for The Stage speculated that over-exposure and hubris had led Horne and Corden to think they could just turn up and make people laugh. The duo "deserve everything they get...

They are actors, not comedians. The whole thing was terrible. Corden has a bit of comic persona, he was stuck in this awful straight-man role. What annoys me is this attitude that they've had a hit sitcom – done that – so writing a sketch show should be easy. What happened to quality control? Didn't anyone think,'We need to get in some writers'? It's a shame, they are good actors."Some reviews were positive. Keith Watson from Metro said that: "When it calmed down, it hit the spot: Corden does a sharp Ricky Gervais and the pair of them combining as dancing magic act Jonny Lee Miller stretched things into the surreal, but they need to get over the need to whip each others' kits off. Come on, get a room."Tom Sutcliffe from The Independent was more positive saying: "They're both talented comic actors, so where there were dips, it was the result of material rather than delivery. And, though it would be ridiculously early to write it off, it was worrying that their opener should have been so reliant on material that struck you as a bit end-of-term-revue in character.

Corden's naked body was treated as a kind of get-out-jail-free card, with no less than three sketches in which he got his kit off and at least one more in which the only gag derived from his obesity."Overnight ratings for the second episode were down 136,000 from the first show. The third episode attracted 502,000 viewers — down 305,000 from the first episode and 179,000 from the second; the fourth episode went up in the ratings, attracting 650,000 viewers, with a 4.5% share of the audience, but the fifth saw a substantial decrease with just 392,000 viewers. The final episode drew a "disappointing" 434,000 viewers. However, despite the fall, it managed more than all other shows on digital channels with that slot. In March 2010, Corden stated. In the first episode of Horne & Corden, there was a sketch featuring two characters called Jonny and Lee Miller, a pair of West Country magicians whose dance routines are better than their magic. In the sketch, they try to "magic away" gun crime. However, the sketch was pulled from three repeats and was edited out of the edition on the BBC iPlayer because of the Winnenden school shooting, which occurred the day after the show was first broadcast.

The BBC said in a statement: "Following the tragic events in Winnenden on Wednesday, a decision was taken to remove the final scene of episode one of Horne & Corden for all repeats, including iPlayer." However, on 17 May repeat of the show the sketch was on the iPlayer edit. The DVD release of the Show includes the sketch; the first series of the sketch show contained six episodes. There are no plans to develop any more series. Horne & Corden at BBC Programmes Horne & Corden at BBC Online Horne & Corden at British Comedy Guide Horne & Corden on IMDb


A retron is a distinct DNA sequence found in the genome of many bacteria species that codes for reverse transcriptase and a unique single-stranded DNA/RNA hybrid called multicopy single-stranded DNA. Retron msr RNA is the non-coding RNA produced by retron elements and is the immediate precursor to the synthesis of msDNA; the retron msr RNA folds into a characteristic secondary structure that contains a conserved guanosine residue at the end of a stem loop. Synthesis of DNA by the retron-encoded reverse transcriptase results in a DNA/RNA chimera, composed of small single-stranded DNA linked to small single-stranded RNA; the RNA strand is joined to the 5′ end of the DNA chain via a 2′–5′ phosphodiester linkage that occurs from the 2′ position of the conserved internal guanosine residue. Retron elements are about 2 kb long, they contain a single operon controlling the synthesis of an RNA transcript carrying three loci, msr and ret, that are involved in msDNA synthesis. The DNA portion of msDNA is encoded by the msd gene, the RNA portion is encoded by the msr gene, while the product of the ret gene is a reverse transcriptase similar to the RTs produced by retroviruses and other types of retroelements.

Like other reverse transcriptases, the retron RT contains seven regions of conserved amino acids, including a conserved tyr-ala-asp-asp sequence associated with the catalytic core. The ret gene product is responsible for processing the msd/msr portion of the RNA transcript into msDNA. For many years after their discovery in animal viruses, reverse transcriptase was believed to be absent from prokaryotes. However, RT-encoding elements, i.e. retroelements, have been found in a wide variety of different bacteria. Retrons were the first family of retroelement discovered in bacteria. Group II introns are the best characterized bacterial retroelement and the only type known to exhibit autonomous mobility. Group II intron mobility is mediated by a ribonucleoprotein comprising an intron lariat bound to two intron-coded proteins; the second family of bacterial retroelement, DGRs, are not mobile, but function to diversify DNA sequences. For example, DGRs mediate the switch between free-living phases of Bordetella.

Since retrons are not mobile, their appearance in diverse bacterial species is not a "selfish DNA" phenomenon. Rather, retrons must confer some selective advantage to the host organism. What this advantage may be is unknown. Except for producing msDNA, no clear phenotype has been associated with them. Despite considerable investigation little is known about the function of msDNA, the mobility of retron elements, or their effect on the host cell. Page for Retron msr RNA at Rfam

Frederick Dickins

Frederick Victor Dickins was a British naval surgeon, barrister and university administrator. He is now remembered as a translator of Japanese literature. Dickins was born at 44 Connaught Terrace in Paddington, London to Jane Dickins, he first visited Japan as a medical officer on HMS Coromandel in 1863. For three years he was at Yokohama in charge of medical facilities there. During this time he was in contact with Japanese doctors and culture, Ernest Satow who became a lifelong correspondent and friend, he began publishing English translations of Japanese classical works at this time. He left his naval position, returned to England and tried some career choices, but came back to Japan in 1871, having in the meantime married and been called to the Bar, he built up a legal practice in Japan. He was widely involved with the Yokohama community, with botany, journalism. Dickins was interested in ferns which he collected at Yokohama and Atami, 1863–65, he sent both living plants and drawings back to J.

D. Hooker at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, he returned to England in 1879. After spending some further time practicing law in Egypt, he devoted himself to Japanese studies and administration in the University of London, he was appointed CB in the 1901 New Year Honours. The Collected Works of Frederick Victor Dickins reprinted in seven volumes with an introduction by Peter Kornicki ISBN 978-1-86210-003-9 Dickins co-authored a Life of Sir Harry Parkes with Stanley Lane-Poole. Lane-Poole wrote the first volume on Parkes in China, Dickins the second volume on Parkes in Japan. Sir Ernest Satow's Private Letters to W. G. Aston and F. V. Dickins edited by Ian Ruxton with an introduction by Peter Kornicki, Lulu Press Inc, February 2008 ISBN 978-1-4357-1000-9 Biography