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Edgar Lewis Horwood

Edgar Lewis Horwood was a Canadian architect who served as Chief Dominion Architect from 1915 to 1917. As chief government architect he was responsible for many of the federal buildings constructed in this period. Drawings for public buildings designed by Horwood and his staff during his tenure as Chief Architect of the Department of Public Works are held at the National Archives of Canada in Ottawa, he worked as an architect in private practice in Ottawa and the National Capital Region as E. L. Horwood. L. Horwood. In 1891, Edgar Lewis Horwood designed the Britannia Nautical Club’s first clubhouse; as Dominion Architect, his most important building was the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory and residence, British Columbia, West Saanich Road, a National Historic Site of Canada. Other buildings he designed include a drill hall in Calgary, Alberta in 1916–17, two buildings at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa, Ontario: the Cereal and Agrostology Building, the Agricultural Building, he designed buildings for an Experimental Farm in Brandon, Manitoba.

These included a utility building. Other designs include an addition to the Royal Canadian Mint refinery on Sussex Drive and a number of post offices across Canada: Summerside, Prince Edward Island.

George Speake

George Speake, is an English art historian and archaeologist. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute of Archaeology at Oxford, "a leading authority on Anglo-Saxon animal art." Speake is the Anglo-Saxon Art and Iconography Specialist for the Staffordshire Hoard conservation team, is working on the reconstruction of the Staffordshire helmet. George Speake was educated at the Slade School of Fine Art in the 1960s, the University of Oxford, where he studied at St John's College and at the Institute of Archaeology, in the 1970s. At Oxford he studied under Christopher and Sonia Hawkes, obtaining a Ph. D. in 1974 with a thesis about Anglo-Saxon animal art. Speake specialises in Anglo-Saxon iconography; as of 2016 he is working on the reconstruction of the more than 1,000 pieces of the Staffordshire helmet, following work on the Prittlewell burial, teaching fine art and art history. In 2014 he coauthored a book on the Staffordshire Hoard, Beasts and Gods: Interpreting the Staffordshire Hoard, identifying among other characteristics an "eyeless, open-jawed serpent" depicted on the helmet's cheek guard.

A paper on the helmet is due to be published in 2018. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute of Archaeology at Oxford. Speake's 1980 work Anglo-Saxon Animal Art and its Germanic Background, written as the basis for his Ph. D. is considered "a major break-through in Anglo-Saxon style studies". It provided a comprehensive look at "style II" art, the form of zoomorphic decoration used in Northern Europe from the middle of the sixth century AD to the end of the seventh. Hitherto the least understood style of Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian animal art, style II is thought to have been reserved for the upper classes and is found prominently on the objects found in the Sutton Hoo ship-burial and in the Vendel boat graves. Speake's work was credited with discussing every known example of the style through 1974—the date of his Ph. D.—and with proving that it was introduced to England from Denmark and Sweden. Speake, George. "A Seventh-Century Coin Pendant from Bacton and its Ornament". Medieval Archaeology.

Society for Medieval Archaeology. 14: 1–16. Doi:10.1080/00766097.1970.11735323. Hawkes, Sonia Chadwick. "A Seventh-Century Bronze Metalworker's Die from Rochester, Kent". Frühmittelalterliche Studien. 13: 382–392. Doi:10.1515/9783110242126.382. Speake, George. Anglo-Saxon Animal Art. Oxford: Clarendon Press. ISBN 0-19-813194-1. Speake, George. "A Romano-British sculptured relief from Stonesfield, Oxon". The Antiquaries Journal. Society of Antiquaries of London. LXII: 377–379. Doi:10.1017/S0003581500065975. Speake, George. "A Saxon Bed-Burial on Swallowcliffe Down". English Heritage Archaeological Reports. London: Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England. 10. ISBN 1-85074-211-1. Dickinson, Tania M. & Speake, George. "The Seventh-Century Cremation Burial in Asthall Barrow, Oxfordshire: A Reassessment". In Carver, Martin; the Age of Sutton Hoo: The seventh century in north-western Europe. Woodbridge: Boydell Press. Pp. 95–130. ISBN 0-85115-330-5. Speake, George. "Interlace: Thoughts and Observations". In Henig, Martin & Smith, Tyler Jo.

Collectanea Antiqua: Essays in Memory of Sonia Chadwick Hawkes. British Archaeological Reports. 1673. Pp. 127–131. ISBN 978-1407301082. Speake, George. "An Early Romano-British Villa at Combe East End". Oxoniensia. Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society. LXXVII: 1–90. ISSN 0308-5562. Fern, Chris. Beasts and Gods: Interpreting the Staffordshire Hoard. Warwickshire: West Midlands History. ISBN 978-1-905036-20-2. Speake, George. Aspects of the Staffordshire Hoard Helmet. Butterworth, Jenni. "The importance of multidisciplinary work within archaeological conservation projects: assembly of the Staffordshire Hoard die-impressed sheets". Journal of the Institute of Conservation. Institute of Conservation. 39: 29–43. Doi:10.1080/19455224.2016.1155071. "George Speake DFA DPhil FSA". Barbican Research Associates. Retrieved 14 June 2017. Fern, Chris. Beasts and Gods: Interpreting the Staffordshire Hoard. Warwickshire: West Midlands History. ISBN 978-1-905036-20-2. Hawkes, Sonia Chadwick. "Review: Anglo-Saxon Animal Art and its Germanic Background".

The Antiquaries Journal. Society of Antiquaries of London. LXIII: 446–448. Doi:10.1017/S0003581500067019. Higgitt, John. "Review: Anglo-Saxon Animal Art and its Germanic Background". Journal of the British Archaeological Association. 135: 62–64. Doi:10.1179/jba.1982.135.1.62. Hills, Catherine. "Review: Anglo-Saxon Animal Art and its Germanic Background". Antiquity. LV: 225–226. Doi:10.1017/S0003598X00044288. "A hoard act to follow: catching up with the Staffordshire conservation team". Institute of Conservation. 8 February 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2017. "Peopling Insular Art: Practice, Perception". University of Glasgow. May 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017. Raw, Barbara C.. "Review: Anglo-Saxon Animal Art and its Germanic Background". Medium Ævum. L: 327–328. JSTOR 43628628. Speake, George. Anglo-Saxon Animal Art. Oxford: Clarendon Press. ISBN 0-19-813194-1. "The Typology and Art History Team". Barbican Research Associates. Retrieved 14 June 2017. Young, Bailey K.. "Review: Anglo-Saxon Animal Art and its Germanic Background".

Revue Archéologique: 375–378. JSTOR 41737074

Baby Bonnie Hood

Baby Bonnie Hood is a fictional character in Capcom's Darkstalkers series. Modeled after Little Red Riding Hood, she is the only non-magical playable character in the series, has been positively received by critics for her design and characterization. Baby Bonnie Hood makes her debut in Darkstalkers 3 as a monster bounty hunter who hails from Northern Europe; as a Darkhunter, she kills Darkstalkers for money, employs modern weaponry such as an Uzi submachine gun, land mines and apple-shaped grenades—an arsenal she carries inside her picnic basket that itself doubles as a rocket launcher—all in her missions of hunting down creatures that have encroached onto Earth from the otherworldly dimension of Makai. Though she fights evil as a Darkhunter like Donovan and Hsien-Ko, she is an evil psychopath motivated by profit, her own heart was dark enough that Jedah Dohma, the game's reality bending antagonist, considered her a Darkstalker and therefore transported her into Majigen, a magical realm he has created within Makai expressly for imprisoning souls he deemed valuable.

B. B. Hood's character design and name are a blatant play on Little Red Riding Hood, with her violent personality serving as an ironic contrast to the innocent naïvete of her appearance and namesake. Character designer Akira Yasuda stated that while the other Darkstalkers characters were inspired by an archetype of either mythology, folklore or popular culture, B. B. Hood was instead inspired by the sinister qualities of the human race itself, thus serving as a personification of humanity's dark side. During development of Darkstalkers 3, after B. B. Hood's design was finalized, the team could not figure out how the character should move in-game, so Akiman drew sketches of her moves and poses and pitched them to the graphic department. B. B. Hood is the only human playable character in the Darkstalkers series, she carries her picnic basket on her arm during gameplay and has a small dog named Harry that watches the action from the sidelines and reacts in fear whenever she takes damage or fires a gun.

Two rifle-wielding huntsmen named John and Arthur appear alongside her in a special power-up move titled "Beautiful Hunting" that inflicts extra damage on opponents, her victory poses range from her singing into a microphone to a man called Mr. K. counting money into her hand. Like many of the Darkstalkers characters, B. B. Hood has appeared in numerous Capcom crossover titles, she is a hidden character along with Mega Man in the shooter Cannon Spike and is selectable in SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium and Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes; the character additionally appears in Onimusha Soul, in collectible-card style titles SVC: Card Fighters 2 Expand Edition and SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS, as well as in the tactical role-playing game Project X Zone 2 as an enemy unit. B. B. Hood makes unplayable cameos in the "Underworld" stage and in Darkstalkers boss character Pyron's ending in Capcom Fighting Evolution, on Dhalsim's "Toy Shop" stage in Pocket Fighter, in mobile game Street Fighter × All Capcom, on a wanted poster in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Dead Rising character Frank West can be dressed up as B. B. Hood in downloadable content for the 2013 survival-horror beat'em up Dead Rising 3. B. B. Hood is a featured character in the third and fourth chapters of the 1997 five-volume manga Vampire Savior: Tamashii no Mayoigo by Mayumi Azuma, in which she is called Baretta and relentlessly pursues Gallon, she cons her way into Majigen, as opposed to being invited per the game's storyline, by falsely claiming to be among Jedah's chosen souls in hopes of going after the Darkstalkers therein and securing a massive payday. B. B. Hood featured little in the 2004 Darkstalkers comic series by Udon Entertainment, making her largest appearance in a five-page sidestory titled "The Silver Necklace" in issue six, which additionally featured her on the alternate cover. Capcom released a B. B. Hood figure in a two-pack with Talbain as part of their "Video Game Super Star" series released in the West in 1999, while other figures and merchandise of the character were available only in Japan.

Enormous character stands of B. B. Hood and Lilith promoted Darkstalkers 3 at the Japanese arcade trade show AOU'97. Since her debut in Darkstalkers 3, B. B. Hood has been well received, she was named the best arcade game character of 1997 by Japanese magazine Gamest. Patrick Roesle of Hardcore Gaming 101 praised her originality, calling her the "best idea for a fighting game character." Complex ranked her 22nd in their 2012 list of the fifty most dominant fighting game characters, B. B. Hood finished fourth behind series mainstays Morrigan and Demitri in a fan-voted Darkstalkers favorite-character poll hosted by GameFAQs in 2002. In 1998, Sega Saturn Magazine praised her as an cool character. Den of Geek deemed her "the true star" of Darkstalkers 3 in a 2015 retrospective on the series, they praised her design and enjoyability to play as well as being "the monster, man" in contrast with the literal monsters in the game. Michał R. Wiśniewski from Wirtualna Polska noted B. B. Hood as a visually unique player character in Darkstalkers fitting neither the series' typical horrific or sexy labels.

The character of Cisqua from Mayumi Azuma's manga series Elemental Gelade was modeled after B. B. Hood. Long Gone Days designer Camila Gormaz praised B. B. Hood's idle animation when crouching as one of her favorites, where butterflies would fly around her and a flower would sprout. Stryker List of Darkstalkers characters |Video games| Europe|1990s}}

Michael Tierney (Gaelic footballer)

Michael John Tierney is a Gaelic football player from Laois in Ireland. He plays in attack for Laois and in 2003 was part of the Laois team that won the All-Ireland Minor Football Championship title for the first time since 1997. In the same year he played at full forward for his school team St. Marys C. B. S Portlaoise who won the South Leinster and Leinster schools titles and went on to be defeated in the All Ireland Final by St Louis, County Down, he was crowned junior footballer of the year and sportsman of the year in his time at C. B. S Portlaoise. In 2004, he was part of the minor team. In 2006 and 2007, Michael was part of the Laois team that won the Leinster U21 Football Championship. At club level, Michael lines out as a forward with Ballyroan Abbey and in 2006 he was named as Laois Senior Footballer of the Year after inspiring the Ballyroan/Abbeyleix combination, Ballyroan Gaels to the Laois Senior Football Championship title, he has played for Hong Kong, starring in their 2008 Asian finals victory over Singapore where he received the finals MVP award.

He returned to play with his club in the Laois Intermediate Football Championship final in October. In 2010 he joined follow Laois team mates Colm Begley, Colm Parkinson and Darren Rooney at Dublin side Parnells but in early 2013 he made the return trip to rejoin his home club, Ballyroan Abbey

Armoured train

An armoured train is a railway train protected with armour. Armoured trains include railroad cars armed with artillery and machine guns, they were used during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when they offered an innovative way to move large amounts of firepower. Most countries discontinued their use – road vehicles became much more powerful and offered more flexibility, train tracks proved too vulnerable to sabotage as well as to attacks from the air. However, the Russian Federation used improvised armoured trains in the Second Chechen War of 1999–2009; the rail cars on an armoured train were designed for many tasks. Typical roles included: Artillery - fielding a mixture of guns, machine guns and rocket launchers. See railway guns. Infantry - designed to carry infantry units, may mount machine guns. Machine gun - dedicated to machine guns. Anti-aircraft - equipped with anti-aircraft weapons. Command - similar to infantry wagons, but designed to be a train command centre Anti-tank - equipped with anti-tank guns in a tank gun turret Platform - unarmoured, used for any purpose from the transport of ammunition or vehicles, through track repair or derailing protection to railroad ploughs for track destruction.

Troop sleepers The German Wehrmacht would sometimes put a Fremdgerät, such as a captured French Somua S-35 or Czech PzKpfw 38 light tank, or Panzer II light tank on a flatbed car which could be offloaded by means of a ramp and used away from the range of the main railway line to chase down enemy partisans Missile transport - the USSR had railway-based RT-23 Molodets ICBMs by the late 1980s. The US at one time proposed having a railway-based system for the MX Missile program but this never got past the planning stageDifferent types of armour were used to protect from attack by tanks. In addition to various metal plates and sandbags were used in some cases for improvised armoured trains. Armoured trains were sometimes escorted by a kind of rail-tank called a draisine. One such example was the'Littorina' armoured trolley which had a cab in the front and rear, each with a control set so it could be driven down the tracks in either direction. Littorina mounted two dual 7.92mm MG13 machine gun turrets from Panzer I light tanks.

Armoured trains saw use during the 19th century in the American Civil War, the Franco-Prussian War, the First and Second Boer Wars. During the Second Boer War, Winston Churchill a war-correspondent, was travelling aboard an armoured train on 15 November 1899, when a Boer commando led by General Louis Botha ambushed the train; the Boers captured Churchill and many of the train's contingent, but many others escaped, including wounded soldiers, carried on the train's engine. Early in the 20th century, Russia used armoured trains during the Russo-Japanese War. Armoured trains went on to see use during the Mexican Revolution and World War I; the most intensive use of armoured trains was during the Russian Civil War. The Spanish Civil War saw a little use of armoured trains; the French used them during the First Indochina War, a number of countries had armoured trains during the Cold War. The last combat use appears to have been during the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s; the most successful armoured train was a single car built to defend the Philadelphia and Baltimore Railroad.

The railroad had been attacked by southern forces to prevent transport of Union soldiers to the front. Baldwin Locomotive Works modified a baggage car in late April 1861. A 24-pounder howitzer was placed on a swivel mount at the opposite end of the car from the pushing locomotive; the sides of the car were sheathed with 2.5-inch oak planks covered with 0.5-inch boiler plate. The end of the car around the howitzer was fitted with hinged 2-foot panels which could be temporarily lifted to aim and fire the howitzer and lowered to protect the crew of six men loading the howitzer with grapeshot or canister shot; the remainder of the car contained fifty ports for riflemen. The car was effective for its original purpose, but vulnerability to artillery rendered such cars of comparatively little use during stages of the war. In August 1864, a Confederate raiding party disabled a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad locomotive pushing an armoured train. In 1884 Charles Gervaise Boxall, a Brighton-born solicitor and officer in the 1st Sussex Artillery Volunteers, published The Armoured Train for Coast Defence in Great Britain, outlining a new way to employ heavy artillery.

In 1894, when he had become commanding officer of the 1st Sussex AV, railway workers among the volunteers of No 6 Garrison Company manned an armoured train constructed in the workshops of the London and South Coast Railway. The British Army employed armoured trains during the Second Boer War, most famously a train, extemporised in the railway workshops at Ladysmith just before the siege was closed round the town. On 15 November 1899 it left the town on reconnaissance manned by a company of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers under the command of Captain Aylmer Haldane, a company of volunteers of the Durban Light Infantry, a 7-pounder mountain gun manned by sailors from HMS Tartar. Winston Churchill accompanied the mission as a war correspondent; the train was ambushed and part-derailed, Haldane and some 70 of the troops were cap

Woodlawn Theatre

The Woodlawn Theatre is located in San Antonio, is one of the few theaters remaining designed by architect John Eberson. Eberson designed the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio; the Woodlawn Theatre is designed in an art deco fashion, was a prevalent movie theater, including hosting the world premiere of The Alamo in 1960. As of 2012, it is located in an area of San Antonio featuring buildings designed in art deco fashion known as the Deco District; the Woodlawn Theatre opened August 1945 as an elegant venue for Hollywood films. In 1960, John Wayne hosted the world premiere of his film The Alamo at the Woodlawn, it continued to be an active movie house through the 1960s and 1970s, was purchased by Santikos Theatres in 1975, but it was forced to shut down. The building remained vacant and deteriorated for a number of years, falling through the hands of many tenants small theater groups. In 1979, an acting group known as San Antonio Theater Center was housed there. In 1986, the Woodlawn premiered the laser-show tribute to Pink Floyd, while hosting a series of jazz and blues concerts.

In 2005, the last temporary tenant, known as Actors Theater of San Antonio, vacated the property. In 2006, Jonathan Pennington began leasing the property under the production company name Amphisphere Theatre Productions. With support from the local community, Pennington revamped and rebuilt major portions of the Woodlawn Theatre, turning it into a community theatre stage and hosting a number of Broadway-style shows; the Woodlawn Theatre continued to host musical theatre productions during Pennington's tenure, the production company was renamed to Pennington Productions. In January 2012, Woodlawn Theatre Inc took primary residency in Woodlawn Theatre; the building was owned by Kurt and Sherry Wehner, but in May 2018 was sold to 1920 Woodlawn Partners, a limited liability company. The Woodlawn Theatre's footprint expanded into an adjoining space which became a black box theater, in 2014, that space became the home of the Classic Theatre of San Antonio; the neon marquee was restored in 2012 with the help of city funding, the lobby has been restored, work continues on the outside of the building.

The theater continues to showcase live theatrical productions with an emphasis on musical theatre. In 2013, Woodlawn Theatre was designated a City of San Antonio Historic Landmark