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Edmond Hamilton

Edmond Moore Hamilton was an American writer of science fiction during the mid-twentieth century. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, he was raised there and in nearby New Pennsylvania. Something of a child prodigy, he graduated from high school and entered Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania at the age of 14, but washed out at 17. Edmond Hamilton's career as a science fiction writer began with the publication of "The Monster God of Mamurth", a short story, in the August 1926 issue of Weird Tales, now a classic magazine of alternative fiction. Hamilton became a central member of the remarkable group of Weird Tales writers assembled by editor Farnsworth Wright, that included H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard. Weird Tales would publish 79 works of fiction by Hamilton from 1926 to 1948, making him one of the magazine's most prolific contributors. Hamilton became a friend and associate of several Weird Tales veterans, including E. Hoffmann Price and Otis Adelbert Kline. In the late 1930s Weird Tales printed several striking fantasy tales by Hamilton, most notably "He That Hath Wings", one of his most popular and frequently-reprinted pieces.

Hamilton wrote one of the first hardcover compilations of what would come to be known as the science fiction genre, The Horror on The Asteroid and Other Tales of Planetary Horror. The book compiles the following stories: "The Horror on the Asteroid", "The Accursed Galaxy", "The Man Who Saw Everything", "The Earth-Brain", "The Monster-God of Mamurth", "The Man Who Evolved". Through the late 1920s and early 1930s Hamilton wrote for all of the science fiction pulp magazines publishing, contributed horror and thriller stories to various other magazines as well, he was popular as an author of space opera, a subgenre he created along with E. E. "Doc" Smith. His story "The Island of Unreason" won the first Jules Verne Prize as the best science fiction story of the year. In the 1930s, in response to the economic strictures of the Great Depression, he wrote detective and crime stories. Always prolific in stereotypical pulp magazine fashion, Hamilton sometimes saw four or five of his stories appear in a single month in these years.

In the 1940s, Hamilton was the primary force behind the Captain Future franchise, a science fiction pulp designed for juvenile readers that won him many fans, but diminished his reputation in years when science fiction moved away from space opera. Hamilton was always associated with an extravagant, high-adventure style of science fiction best represented by his 1947 novel The Star Kings; as the science fiction field grew more sophisticated, his brand of extreme adventure seemed more quaint and dated. In 1942 Hamilton began writing for DC Comics, specializing in stories for their characters Superman and Batman, his first comics story was "Bandits in Toyland" in Batman #11. He wrote the short-lived science fiction series Chris KL-99 in Strange Adventures, loosely based on Captain Future, he and artist Sheldon Moldoff created Batwoman in Detective Comics #233. Hamilton co-created Space Ranger in Showcase # 15 with Bob Brown. Hamilton was instrumental in the early growth of the Legion of Super-Heroes feature, as one of its first regular writers.

He introduced many of the early Legion concepts including the Time Trapper in Adventure Comics #317 and Timber Wolf in Adventure Comics #327. His story "The Clash of Cape and Cowl" in World's Finest Comics #153 is the source of an Internet meme in which Batman slaps Robin. Hamilton retired from comics with the publication of "The Cape and Cowl Crooks" in World's Finest Comics #159. In 1969, the Macfadden/Bartell Corporation published a collection of short science fiction stories "Alien Earth and Other Stories", where Hamilton's 1949 "Alien Earth" was featured along with novelettes by Isaac Asimov, Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke and others. On December 31, 1946, Hamilton married fellow science fiction author and screenwriter Leigh Brackett in San Gabriel and moved with her to Kinsman, Ohio. Afterward he would produce some of his best work including his novels The Star of Life, The Valley of Creation, City at World's End and The Haunted Stars. In this more mature phase of his career, Hamilton moved away from the romantic and fantastic elements of his earlier fiction to create some unsentimental and realistic stories, such as "What's It Like Out There?", his single most frequently-reprinted and anthologized work.

Though Hamilton and Leigh Brackett worked side by side for a quarter-century, they shared the task of authorship. It has been speculated that when Brackett temporarily abandoned science fiction for screenwriting in the early 1960s, Hamilton did an uncredited revision and expansion of two early Brackett stories, "Black Amazon of Mars" and "Queen of the Martian Catacombs" — revised texts were published as the novellas People of the Talisman and The Secret of Sinharat. Edmond Hamilto

2019 Global T20 Canada

The 2019 Global T20 Canada was the second edition of the Global T20 Canada, a 20-over cricket tournament, played at the CAA Centre, Ontario. It started on 25 July 2019, concluded with the final on 11 August 2019, it was later in the calendar than the previous tournament, to avoid clashing with the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Vancouver Knights are the defending champions. A new team named. However, the idea was cancelled, the Brampton Wolves were named as the sixth franchise team in June 2019. On 26 July 2019, the start of the match between Montreal Tigers and Winnipeg Hawks was delayed by 90 minutes due to a bomb threat, when a suspicious package was found in the venue; the package was removed, with the match being reduced to twelve overs per side. The final, between the Winnipeg Hawks and the Vancouver Knights, finished in a tie. Winnipeg Hawks won the match in the Super Over; the following teams and coaches were announced for the tournament. More than 1,000 cricketers from 42 nations were on the list for the players' draft.

In July 2019, Steven Taylor, Jasdeep Singh and Timil Patel withdrew from the tournament, after signing central contracts with USA Cricket. In early August, the majority of the Emirati cricketers were recalled to play in the Twenty20 International series against the Netherlands. On 5 August 2019, Brendon McCullum announced his retirement from cricket, with the tournament being his final matches; the top four teams qualified for the playoffs Advanced to Playoff 1 Advanced to Knockout The full fixtures were confirmed on 25 June 2019. Series home at ESPN Cricinfo

David Golomb

David Golomb was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the Alignment, Labor Party, Democratic Movement for Change and Shinui in two spells between 1968 and 1969, again from 1977 until 1981. Golomb was born in Tel Aviv during the Mandate era to Eliyahu Golomb, the man who formed the Haganah, his mother Ada was the sister of future Israeli Prime Minister Moshe Sharett, he studied economics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1961 he was appointed director of the Institute of Economic Research of the Actions Committee of the Histadrut, in 1965 became director of the Planning Centre, he headed the planning section of Koor Industries. A member of Mapai, Golomb was on the Alignment list for the 1965 elections. Although he failed to win a seat, he entered the Knesset on 9 December 1968 as a replacement for Dov Sadan, who had resigned, he lost his seat in the elections the following year. In 1977 Golomb joined the new Democratic Movement for Change party, was placed eleventh on its list for the elections that year.

He was subsequently elected. When the party split in 1978 he joined Shinui, but on 13 May 1980, he and Meir Amit defected to the Alignment, he lost his seat again in the 1981 elections, worked for the Dan Bus Company. He was married to Miriam, had three children, he died on 27 June 2019. David Golomb on the Knesset website


Ker-Feal, built in 1775, is a historic fieldstone dwelling located in West Pikeland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 2003; the property was purchased by Albert C. Barnes and his wife Laura in 1940 and expanded with two additions; the name "Ker-Feal" means "Fidèle's House" in Breton and was named after Barnes' favorite dog, Fidèle de Port Manech. The property is now owned by the Barnes Foundation. Ker-Feal received an upgraded climate-control system in 2001 paid for with several grants. Another grant in 2006 allowed for grounds assessment. National Register of Historic Places listings in Northern Chester County, Pennsylvania 32 photographs at the Library of Congress


Shalkar is a town and the administrative center of Shalkar District in Aktobe Region of western Kazakhstan. The town is located north of the Ülken Borsyk Desert, close to Lake Shalkar. Population: 26,574. Shalkar was founded in 1870 as a settlement. At the time, Chelkar was a part of Irgizsky Uyezd of Turgay Oblast and was connected to Yrgyz by a road. In the 1900s, the railroad connecting Orenburg and Tashkent was built. Chelkar became an important railway station. Between 1905 and 1907 the station building, the locomotive depot, as well as other facilities including a school and a hospital, were built. In 1918, Chelkar was an area of battles during the Russian Civil War. In 1920, Turgay Oblast was transformed to Turgay Governorate, in 1921, it was abolished and included into Orenburg-Turgay Governorate. On May 26, 1921 Irgizsky District, a successor of Irgizsky Uyezd, was transferred to Aktyubinsk Governorate of Kirghiz Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. On July 5, 1922 the district was abolished, Shalkar became the administrative center of Chelkarsky Uyezd.

In 1925, the republic was renamed Kazak Autonomous Socialist Soviet Republic. On January 17, 1928 the governorate was abolished, Chelkar was transferred to Aktyubinsk Okrug; the uyezds were abolished as well, Chelkarsky Raion was established. In 1928, Shalkar was granted a town status. On December 17, 1930 the okrug was abolished, the districts became directly subordinate to the republic. In 1932, Aktobe Region was established, in 1936, the republic was transformed into Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic. In the 1930s Shalkar became a place for political exile, from Saint Petersburg. Shalkar is serving the railway. There are food industry enterprises. Shalkar is a railway station on the Trans-Aral Railway, which connects Tashkent. A branch line connects to Beyneu, from where trains can continue to various destinations, including the Caspian Sea port of Aktau, it is connected to Irgiz by a road. This connection provides an access to the E38 highway between Shymkent. A team was sent to the 2014 Youth Bandy Championship of Kazakhstan and to the first round of the National Rink Bandy Championships in 2015 for players born in 1999-2000, held in Oral

Niki – Rock 'n' Ball

Niki – Rock'n' Ball is a game produced by Austrian studio Bplus for the WiiWare. It was first released in Europe on December 19, 2008, in North America on January 26, 2009; the game runs on 2.5D graphics. The game is set in the far future. In one planetary system all the living creatures have been transformed into balls and attacked by the monsters. Players take control of Niki, turned into a ball and attempt to stand up against the monsters to protect his village; when Niki comes across a mysterious ZeLeLi amulet, which gives him the ability to change into a hard rock, giving him the ability to defeat the monsters. Players must help Niki chase away all the monsters before they become too overwhelming in number and take over his village; the game received "generally unfavorable" reviews, according to video game review aggregator Metacritic. IGN criticized its controls, art style, general game concept. GameSpot concurred