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Alpha Lacertae

Alpha Lacertae, Latinized from α Lacertae, is a single white-hued star in the constellation of Lacerta, located 103 light years from the Sun. It is the brightest star in Lacerta with an apparent visual magnitude of 3.76. The star is moving closer to the Earth with a heliocentric radial velocity of −4.5 km/s. This is an ordinary A-type main-sequence star with a stellar classification of A1 V, which indicates it is generating energy through hydrogen fusion at its core, it is around 400 million years old with a high rate of spin, showing a projected rotational velocity of 128 km/s. The star has 2.2 times the mass of 2.1 times the Sun's radius. It is radiating 28 times the Sun's luminosity from its photosphere at an effective temperature of 9,050 K. Alpha Lacertae has a visual companion, CCDM J22313+5017B, of spectral type A and apparent visual magnitude 11.8 36 arcseconds away. The companion is a chance line-of-sight coincidence. Alpha Lacertae is the Bayer designation for this star. In Chinese, 螣蛇, meaning Flying Serpent, refers to an asterism consisting of α Lacertae, 4 Lacertae, π2 Cygni, π1 Cygni, HD 206267, ε Cephei, β Lacertae, σ Cassiopeiae, ρ Cassiopeiae, τ Cassiopeiae, AR Cassiopeiae, 9 Lacertae, 3 Andromedae, 7 Andromedae, 8 Andromedae, λ Andromedae, κ Andromedae, ι Andromedae, ψ Andromedae.

The Chinese name for α Lacertae itself is 螣蛇一 Kaler, James B. "Alpha Lac", STARS, University of Illinois, retrieved 2019-02-04

Rick Ley

Richard Norman Ley is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League and World Hockey Association. Ley was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the third round in the 1966 NHL Amateur Draft, he played four seasons with the Maple Leafs in the NHL before leaving to play with the New England Whalers of the WHA. He would remain with the Whalers' organisation in the WHA until that league folded in 1979; the Whalers, along with three other teams from the WHA's remaining six, were absorbed into the NHL in 1979. Ley made the transition with the New England Whalers and finished his professional playing career in 1981. Ley spent six years as the Whalers' captain and was one of three players in Hartford Whalers' history to have his jersey number retired, joining Gordie Howe and John McKenzie. Following the Whalers move to Raleigh, the Hurricanes ceased to honor Ley's #2 and McKenzie's #19, returned the numbers to circulation, although #2 was re-retired by the Hurricanes, this time in honor of Glen Wesley.

Ley and his wife Ellen have Kathleen. In 2010, he was elected as an inaugural inductee into the World Hockey Association Hall of Fame. Ley began his coaching career in International Hockey League, where he coached the Muskegon Lumberjacks to four first-place finishes and one championship during his tenure between 1984 and 1988, he was hired by former Leafs defence partner Pat Quinn to coach the Vancouver Canucks IHL affiliate in Milwaukee. After one season there, Ley was the coach of the Hartford Whalers for 2 seasons from 1989 to 1991, leading them to consecutive 4th-place finishes and first round playoff defeats at the hands of their New England rival the Boston Bruins in both seasons. Ley rejoined the Canucks. After serving as an assistant coach under Quinn for three seasons from 1991–92 to 1993–94, Ley became the 12th head coach in Vancouver Canucks' history on August 10, 1994. In 121 regular season games as head coach, the Canucks posted a record of 47–48–26, he served the Canucks in a professional scouting capacity in 1996–97 and 1997–98.

In 1998, he was once again hired by Quinn as an assistant coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs and held that role for eight seasons until he was relieved of his duties at the conclusion of the 2005–06 season. Hartford Whalers Carolina Hurricanes Vancouver Canucks Toronto Maple Leafs World Hockey Association defenceman Rick Ley career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database

Charles II, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal

Charles II of Hesse-Philippsthal was a member of the House of Hesse and was Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal from 1849 until 1866. Charles was a son of Landgrave Ernest Constantine of Hesse-Philippsthal from his marriage to Louise, daughter of Prince Charles Frederick of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt. Charles succeeded his father as the Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal in 1849, after his older brother Ferdinand had died in 1839. Charles served. After the War of 1866, Prussia annexed, among others, the Electorate of Hesse and Hesse-Philippsthal. Charles married on 9 October 1845 in Pokój with Marie, a daughter of Duke Eugen of Württemberg, with whom he had two children: Ernest, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal Charles Gothaischer genealogischer Hofkalender nebst diplomatisch-statistichem Jahrbuch p. 23

Growlanser: Heritage of War

Growlanser: Heritage of War is a tactical role-playing video game for the PlayStation 2. It was developed by Career Soft, published in Japan by Atlus in 2006. Atlus USA published the game in North America on September 18, 2007, Rising Star Games released it in Europe on June 13, 2008; the game has a player-manageable character ability tree. It uses hand drawn character portraits by Satoshi Urushihara, it has the ability to cultivate intimate relationships with characters. Battles take place in real-time, there is no transition to a separate battle map; as such the game forces players to come up with strategies and tactics as the situation calls for it. Once, an isolated island continent was plunged into war; the people who wished to end the warring revived a powerful weapon called the "Admonisher" and threatened the participants of the war with it. Thus all of the wars were ended by force; the people behind this called themselves the "Peace Maintenance Brigade." 20 years the old men of the Brigade are no longer able to maintain the peace.

Now war has once again broken out among the inhabitants of the continent. A mysterious famine has appeared, leaving the citizens to fight over what little fertile land is left, while the cities are attacked by fierce amphibious monsters known as "Screapers"; the North American limited edition release included a 100-page artbook, multimedia disc of music and artwork, two lenticular cards, three pins. The Limited Edition is the only edition of Growlanser V to be published in North America, it was released in a single print and discontinued. The North American version has a new, smoother engine not present in the Japanese version. Kevin Gifford of Newtype USA commented favorably on storytelling; the review aggregation site Metacritic gave the game a score of 60 based on seven reviews. Jeff Haynes of IGN was disappointed about the story development and game mechanics giving an overall score of 6.0. Ryan Mattich of RPGFan was not surprised with the 25/40 score given by Weekly Famitsu. Official website Official website

Love (band)

Love is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1965. During their period of greatest influence, they were led by Arthur Lee who wrote most of their songs, though some of their best-known songs were written by Bryan MacLean. One of the first racially-diverse American rock bands, their music drew on an eclectic range of sources including folk rock, hard rock, jazz, flamenco and orchestral pop. While finding only modest success on the music charts, Love would come to be praised by critics as one of the most influential American rock groups of all time, their third album, Forever Changes, is regarded as their masterpiece, was added to the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry in 2011. Singer/multi-instrumentalist Arthur Lee, from Memphis, Tennessee but had lived in Los Angeles since the age of five, had been recording since 1963 with his bands the LAG's and Lee's American Four, he wrote and produced the single "My Diary" for Rosa Lee Brooks in 1964, which featured Jimi Hendrix on guitar.

The Sons Of Adam, which included future Love drummer Michael Stuart, recorded the Lee composition "Feathered Fish". After attending a performance by the Byrds, Lee decided to form a band that joined the newly minted folk-rock sound of the Byrds to his rhythm and blues style. Singer/guitarist Bryan MacLean, who had met Lee when he was working as a roadie for The Byrds, joined Lee's new band, first called the Grass Roots. MacLean had been playing in bands around Los Angeles since about 1963o. Joining the band was another Memphis native, lead guitarist Johnny Echols, drummer Don Conka. A short time Conka was replaced by Alban "Snoopy" Pfisterer. Love's first bassist, Johnny Fleckenstein, went on to join the Standells in 1967. Fleckenstein was replaced by Ken Forssi. Upon the appearance of another group called The Grass Roots, Lee changed the name of the new band to Love. Love started playing the Los Angeles clubs in April 1965 and became a popular local attraction, while gaining the attention of the Rolling Stones and the Yardbirds.

The band lived communally in a house called "the Castle" and their first two albums included photographs shot in the garden of that house. Signed to Elektra Records as the label's first rock act, the band scored a minor hit single in 1966 with their version of Burt Bacharach and Hal David's "My Little Red Book", their first album, was released in March 1966. The album reached No. 57 on the Billboard 200 chart. The single "7 and 7 Is", released in August 1966, gained notice for the exceptional guitar work of Johnny Echols and proto-punk style drumming of Pfisterer; the single became Love's highest-charting single at No. 33 in the Billboard Hot 100. Two more members were added around this time, Tjay Cantrelli on woodwinds and Michael Stuart on drums. Pfisterer, never a confident drummer, switched to harpsichord. Love's second album, Da Capo, was released in November 1966 and included "7 and 7 Is" as well as the subsequent singles "She Comes in Colors" and "¡Que Vida!". Cantrelli and Pfisterer soon left the band.

Their third album Forever Changes was released in November 1967 and was co-produced by Bruce Botnick. The album displayed a softer and more experimental approach for the band, plus tension between Arthur Lee and Bryan MacLean, who wanted more of his songs on the album; the band recorded the album in only 64 hours, though many professional session players were utilized, including some who replaced the actual band members in some songs. Writer Richard Meltzer, in his book The Aesthetics of Rock, commented on Love's "orchestral moves", "post-doper word contraction cuteness", Lee's vocal style that serves as a "reaffirmation of Johnny Mathis". Forever Changes included one hit single, MacLean's "Alone Again Or". By this stage, Love were far more popular in the UK. 24, than in their home country, where it could only reach No. 154. Forever Changes has since received recognition as one of the greatest rock albums of all time, appearing on Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, being inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, added to the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry in 2011.

For unclear reasons, Bryan MacLean left the band after Forever Changes, while Lee dismissed all the other members. MacLean reemerged as a Contemporary Christian artist. Johnny Echols and Ken Forssi succumbed to drug addiction and crime, disappeared from the music scene. Echols moved to New York and became an in-demand studio musician. Arthur Lee, as the only remaining member, convened a new lineup of Love with Jay Donnellan on guitar, Frank Fayad on bass, George Suranovich on drums; this lineup played in a blues rock style, as opposed to the folk-rock and psychedelic styles of the band's previous incarnation. The new line-up never garnered the widespread acclaim of the original group. Three albums were released by various permutations of this lineup: Four Sail, Out Here, False Start; the last featured a guest appearance by Jimi Hendrix. Another album by this incarnation of the band was recorded in 1971, but the material was not released until 2009 on the compilation album Love Lost. Arthur Lee released the solo album Vindicator in 1972.

Another lost Love album titled Black Beauty was recorded in 1973 by a new lineup featuring guitarist Melvan Whittington, bassist Robert Rozelle, drummer Joe Blocker, but Arthur Lee's record label went out o