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Doraemon is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Fujiko Fujio, the pen name of the duo Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko. The series has been adapted into a successful anime series and media franchise; the story revolves around an earless robotic cat named Doraemon, who travels back in time from the 22nd century to aid a boy named Nobita Nobi. The first full story in the Doraemon manga series was published in January 1970. A pre-advertisement for the manga was published in six different magazines in December 1969. A total of 1,465 stories were created in the original series, it is one of the best-selling manga in the world, has sold over 100 million copies as of 2015. The volumes are collected in the Takaoka Central Library in Toyama, where Fujiko Fujio was born. Turner Broadcasting System bought the rights to the Doraemon anime series in the mid-1980s for an English-language release in the United States, but cancelled it without explanation before broadcasting any episodes. In July 2013, Voyager Japan announced the manga would be released digitally in English via the Amazon Kindle e-book service.

Awards for Doraemon include the Japan Cartoonists Association Award for excellence in 1973, the first Shogakukan Manga Award for children's manga in 1982, the first Osamu Tezuka Culture Award in 1997. In March 2008, Japan's Foreign Ministry appointed Doraemon as the nation's first "anime ambassador." A Ministry spokesperson explained the novel decision as an attempt to help people in other countries understand Japanese anime better and to deepen their interest in Japanese culture. The Foreign Ministry action confirms that Doraemon has come to be considered a Japanese cultural icon. In India, its Hindi and Tamil translation has been telecasted, where the anime version is the highest-rated kids' show. In 2002 Time Asia magazine acclaimed the character as an "Asian Hero" in a special feature survey. An edited English dub distributed by TV Asahi aired on Disney XD in the United States started on July 7, 2014. On August 17, 2015, another English dubbed version distributed by Luk Internacional began broadcasting on Boomerang UK.

The film series is the largest by number of admissions in Japan. Doraemon, a cat robot from the 22nd century, is sent to help Nobita Nobi, a young boy, who scores poor grades and is bullied by his two classmates and Suneo. So that his descendants can improve their lives, Doraemon is sent to take care of Nobita by Sewashi Nobi, Nobita's future grandson. Doraemon has a four-dimensional pouch, he has many gadgets, which he gets from The Future Departmental Store, such as Bamboo-Copter, a small piece of headgear that can allow its users to fly. Nobita's closest friend and love interest is Shizuka Minamoto, who becomes his wife in the future and has a child with him named Nobisuke Nobi. Nobita is bullied by Takeshi Goda, Suneo Honekawa, but they are shown to be friends in some of the episodes. In most episodes, a typical story consists of Nobita taking a gadget from Doraemon for his needs causing more trouble than he was trying to solve; as for the movies, Nobita, Shizuka and Gian are shown ready for an adventure to protect people.

They are adventurous and emotional. In December 1969 the Doraemon manga appeared in six different children's monthly magazines published by Shogakukan; the magazines were aimed at children from nursery school to fourth grade. In 1977 CoroCoro Comic was launched as the flagship magazine of Doraemon. Since the debut of Doraemon in 1969, the stories have been selectively collected into forty-five tankōbon volumes, which were published under Shogakukan's Tentōmushi Comics imprint, from 1974 to 1996. Shogakukan published a master works collection consisting of twenty volumes between July 24, 2009 and September 25, 2012. In addition, Doraemon has appeared in a variety of manga series by Shōgakukan. In 2005 Shōgakukan published a series of five more manga volumes under the title Doraemon+, which were not found in the forty-five original volumes. On December 1, 2014, a sixth volume of Doraemon Plus was published; this was the first volume in eight years. There have been two series of bilingual and English, volumes of the manga by SHOGAKUKAN ENGLISH COMICS under the title Doraemon: Gadget Cat from the Future, two audio versions.

The first series has the second six. In addition, 21st Century Publishing House released bilingual English-Chinese versions in Mainland China. In July 2013, Fujiko Fujio Productions announced that they would be collaborating with ebook publisher Voyager Japan and localization company AltJapan Co. Ltd. to release an English language version of the manga in full-color digitally via the Amazon Kindle platform in North America. Shogakukan released the first volume in November 2013; this English version incorporates a variety of changes to character names. A total of 200 volumes have been released; the manga has been published

Abu Talul

Abu Talul is a Bedouin township in southern Israel. Located in the Negev desert around ten kilometres east of Beersheba and to the south of highway 25, it falls under the jurisdiction of Neve Midbar Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 1,822; the township is populated by three large families. There are several thousand "diaspora" Bedouin living in the area outside the township. Prior to the establishment of Israel, the Negev Bedouin were a semi-nomadic society going through a process of sedentariness since the Ottoman rule of the region. During the British Mandate period, the administration did not provide a legal frame to justify and preserve lands’ ownership. In order to settle this issue, Israel’s land policy was adapted to a large extent from the Ottoman land regulations of 1858 as the only preceding legal frame, it enabled Israel to nationalize most of the Negev lands using the state’s land regulations from 1969. Israel has continued the policy of sedentarization of Negev Bedouins imposed by the Ottoman authorities, at first it included regulation and re-location - during the 1950s Israel has re-located two-thirds of the Negev Bedouins into an area, under a martial law.

The next step was to establish seven townships built for Bedouins in order to sedentarize and urbanize them by offering them better life conditions, proper infrastructure and high quality public services in sanitation and education, municipal services. All the more so the rate of the Bedouin population in Israel is among the highest in the world - it doubles its size every 15 years; these townships are: Hura, Lakiya, Ar'arat an-Naqab, Shaqib al-Salam, Tel as-Sabi and the city of Rahat, the largest among them). These townships cannot resolve the issue of high population density and illegal construction in the Negev so besides expanding existing towns, the Israeli government has decided to construct 13 additional settlements for the Negev Bedouin, Abu Talul is one of them. Not all Bedouins agree to move from tents and structures built on the state lands into apartments prepared for them. In permanent planned villages live about 60% of Bedouin citizens of Israel, while the rest - in illegal homes spread all over North Negev subject to demolition and lacking basic services and they refuse to move into the newly built townships with the full basic infrastructure.

Started as an unrecognized Bedouin village, Abu Talul became an approved settlement with the implementation of the government Abu Basma plan. This plan was to find an appropriate solution to the scattered Bedouin communities living without official permits all over the Northern Negev. On February 19, 2006 Abu Talul was recognized by the state and became a part of now defunct Abu Basma Regional Council; when the Abu Basma Regional Council was dismantled by the Israeli Ministry of Interior order on November 5, 2012, two new regional councils were created instead, Abu Talul became a part of one of them - Neve Midbar Regional Council. In 2012 the township infrastructure was ready only partly. There were two school buildings, kindergartens, a medical clinic, a perinatal care center "Tipat Halav", 3 mosques, cemetery and a sports ground. Seven more objects were to be built in the close future - schools, medical clinics for the convenience of the local public. In July 2013 there were three operating elementary schools and one middle school attended by 2400 pupils in Abu Talul.

There was one high school attended by 120 students, half of them girls and half of them boys from the village and its vicinity. The high school consists of 12 caravans. Due to the traditional nature of Arab Bedouin society there is a high drop-out rate, it is higher among high school-aged girls, than high school-aged boys; the nearest university is situated in Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Arab localities in Israel Bedouin in Israel Abu Talul Abu Basma Regional Council official site Lands of the Negev, a short film by Israel Land Administration describing the challenges in providing land management and infrastructure to the Negev Bedouin Bedouin information Israel Land Administration Seth Frantzman, Presentation to Regavim about Negev

Madarasz's tiger parrot

Madarasz's tiger parrot is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae native to New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, its common name and Latin binomial commemorate the Hungarian ornithologist Gyula von Madarász. Madarasz's tiger parrot is a small parrot, with a height of about 14 cm and an average weight of around 34-44 grams. Males and females feature an olive/brown head. From crown to hindneck, it has yellow feathers, giving it speckled appearance; the throat area has a more dull yellow hue. The upper breast is olive in color, it has green tail feathers with red undertail coverts. The beak is a light blue/grey tipped with white. Females have a blue wash on the forehead and an orange wash on the nape and hindneck


The Super-Axis is a group of fictional characters and supervillains appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The characters first were created by Roy Thomas and Alan Kupperberg; the Super-Axis, consisting of former Invaders foes Master Man. Using hypnotism to summon and control the villains, Lotus intends to use the newly formed Super-Axis to undermine the United States on the home front during World War II. Individual members skirmish with the Invaders, the original Human Torch is hypnotised. In a final battle at an amusement park, the entire Super-Axis confront the Invaders, but are defeated by the heroes' superior teamwork; the Torch frees himself from Lotus' control, attempts to locate the villain, who has fled. The final panels of the last issue show Lotus being warned by master villain the Yellow Claw about the dangers of overconfidence. An issue of the limited series New Invaders reveals in flashback that U-Man raped Lady Lotus in retaliation for the mind control. Lady Lotus gives birth to their child, Nia Noble

NCAA Division I Women's Hockey Tournament appearances by school

The following is a list of teams that have made appearances in the National Collegiate Women's Ice Hockey Championship listed by their conference. The championship has existed since the 2000–2001 season and groups include the university teams of Divisions I and II of the NCAA; the following active Division I programs have never qualified for the NCAA tournament. CHA: Lindenwood, Penn State ECAC Hockey: RPI, Yale Hockey East: Holy Cross, Merrimack, UConn, Vermont NEWHA: Franklin Pierce, LIU, Sacred Heart, Saint Anselm, Saint Michael's WCHA: Bemidji State, Minnesota State, St. Cloud State NCAA Division I women ice hockey page NCAA Ice Hockey, Division I Women's Records

David Bergman (American writer)

David Bergman is an American writer and English professor at Towson University, in Towson, Maryland part of the University System of Maryland. He was born in Fitchburg, grew up in Laurelton, New York, graduated from Kenyon College and earned a Ph. D. from Johns Hopkins University. He received the George Elliston Poetry Prize for his work Cracking the Code. With Karl Woelz, he won a Lambda Book Award for editing Men on Men 2000, he is gay and Jewish. " The Poetry of Disturbance: The Discomforts of Postwar American Poetry," University of Cambridge Press, 2015 "You've Got to Hide it from the Kids" The Gay & Lesbian Review/Worldwide, 2013. Cracking the Code Ohio State University Press, 1985 Heroic Measures Ohio State University Press, 1998 Gaiety Transfigured: Gay Self-Representation in American Literature University of Wisconsin Press, 1991 Men on Men 2000: Best New Gay Fiction for the Millennium Plume, 2000 Queer 13: Lesbian And Gay Writers Recall Seventh Grade The Violet Hour: The Violet Quill and the Making of Gay Culture, Columbia University Press, 2004 Camp Grounds: Style and Homosexuality University of Massachusetts Press, 1993 The Burning Library: Essays Knopf, 1994 Reported Sightings: Art Chronicles 1957-87 Knopf, 1989 Gay Fiction Speaks: Conversations with Gay Novelists Boys Like Us: Gay Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories, Patrick Merla Avon, 1996 An essay