Famitsu Famicom Tsūshin, is a line of Japanese video game magazines published by Kadokawa Game Linkage, a subsidiary of Kadokawa. Famitsu is published in both weekly and monthly formats as well as in the form of special topical issues devoted to only one console, video game company, or other theme. Shūkan Famitsū, the original Famitsū publication, is considered the most read and respected video game news magazine in Japan. From October 28, 2011 the company began releasing the digital version of the magazine on BookWalker weekly; the name Famitsū is a portmanteau abbreviation of Famicom Tsūshin. Login, a computer game magazine, started in 1982 as an extra issue of ASCII, it became a periodic magazine. Famicom Tsūshin was a column in Login, focused on the Famicom platform, ran from March 1985 to December 1986 issue, it received a good reception, so the publisher decided to found the magazine specialized for it. The first issue of Famitsū was published on June 1986 as Famicom Tsūshin, it sold less than 200,000 copies, despite 700,000 copies printed.
The major competitor was Family Computer Magazine launched in July 1985 by Tokuma Shoten. Famitsū's editor found many readers had multiple game consoles, they thought it would be better if the magazine covered various platforms. Increasing contents and the page count the magazine was published three times per month instead of semimonthly publication. On July 19, 1991 the magazine was renamed to Shūkan Famicom Tsūshin and issues were published weekly thereafter. Alongside the weekly magazine, a monthly version called Gekkan Famicom Tsūshin was published. Hirokazu Hamamura, an editor-in-chief, felt the beginning of a new era when he saw a private demonstration of Final Fantasy VII in 1993, he thought the name. At the start of 1996 the magazines underwent another name change, truncating their titles to Shūkan Famitsū and Gekkan Famitsū; the name Famitsū had been in common use. The magazine was published by ASCII from its founding through March 2000 when it was sold to Enterbrain, which published it for 13 years until their parent company Kadokawa published it from 2013 to 2017.
Since 2017, Kadokawa's subsidiary Gzbrain has been publishing the magazine, while in 2019 the company changed its name to Kadokawa Game Linkage. Famicom Tsūshin focused on the Famicom platform, but it featured multi-platform coverage. Famicom Tsūshin was renamed to Famitsū in 1995. Shūkan Famitsū is a weekly publication concentrating on video game news and reviews, is published every Thursday with a circulation of 500,000 per issue. Gekkan Famitsū is published monthly. Famitsū magazine covers alternately feature pop idols or actresses on even-numbered issues and the Famitsū mascot, Necky the Fox in odd-numbered issues. Year-end and special editions all feature Necky dressed as popular contemporary video game characters. Necky is the cartoon creation of artist Susumu Matsushita, he takes the form of a costumed fox; the costumes worn by Necky reflect current popular video games. Necky's name was chosen according to a reader poll, it derives from a complex Japanese pun: "Necky" is the reverse of the Japanese word for fox, キツネ, his original connection to Famicom Tsūshin is intended to evoke the bark of the fox, the Japanese onomatopoeia of, コンコン.
Necky makes a cameo appearance in Super Mario Maker. Famitsū publishes other magazines dedicated to particular consoles. In circulation are: Entamikusu is written for an older audience and covers retrogaming, it has been published monthly since November 2010. Famitsū Connect! On reports on online gaming. Famitsū DS+Wii reports on Nintendo platforms; the magazine was known as Famitsū 64 and Famitsū Cube based on whatever platforms Nintendo was producing games for at the time. Famitsū GREE reports on mobile gaming via GREE. Famitsū Mobage reports on mobile gaming via Mobage. Famitsū spin-offs that are no longer in circulation include: Famitsū Bros. was written for younger audiences and concentrated on video game hints and strategy. It was published monthly and went defunct in September 2002. Famicomi was a comic and manga magazine published irregularly between 1992 and 1995. Famitsū DC covered the Dreamcast. Previous incarnations of this magazine included Sega Saturn Tsūshin which covered the Sega Saturn, with earlier issues covering earlier Sega platforms.
Famitsū Sister covered bishōjo games. Satellaview Tsūshin covered the Satellaview, it was published monthly and ran for only 12 issues from May 1995 to May 1996. Its inaugural issue was the May 1995 issue of Gekkan Famicom Tsūshin. Virtual Boy Tsūshin covered the Virtual Boy. Only one issue was published in 1995. Famitsū PS began publication in May 1996, reported on Sony platforms news, it was known as Famitsū PS2 and Famitsū PSP+PS3 before being discontinued in March 2010. Famitsū Wave DVD covered events and previews; each magazine included a DVD disc with video game footage. It was published monthly and went defunct in May 2011. Famitsū Xbox 360 reported on Xbox 360 news, it went defunct in 2013. Video games are graded in Famitsū via a "Cross Review" in which a panel of four video game reviewers each give
Wei Yanan is a Chinese marathon runner. She won the Beijing Marathon at the age of eighteen and has won marathons in Seoul and Dalian. Wei won the 2002 Beijing Marathon in a record time, but was disqualified after failing a drugs test and was banned from the sport for two years, her personal best time for the marathon is 2:23:12 hours, while her 10 km road best of 31:49 minutes is a Chinese record. She represented China at the 2002 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships and the 2007 World Championships in Athletics, she has won medals at the 2001 East Asian Games and the 2011 Military World Games. Born in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, she first made her impact as a long-distance runner in 1999 when she broke the Chinese record for the 10 km road distance with a run of 31:49 minutes in Beijing; the following year she made her debut over the marathon distance at the Jinan Marathon, recording a time of 2:37:10 hours for fourth. In October she won the Beijing Marathon in a course record time of 2:26:34 hours, beating the pre-race favourite Sun Yingjie by a margin of two seconds.
That same year she won the Seoul Half Marathon and came third at the Sendai Half Marathon in Japan, where she set a national junior record of 1:02:04 minutes. Wei began the following year at the 2001 East Asian Games, taking bronze in the half marathon made her debut at the Boston Marathon where she managed eighth place; the Beijing Marathon was incorporated into the 2001 Chinese National Games and she was the runner-up behind Liu Min in a personal best of 2:24:02 hours. The track and field programme for the National Games was held a month and she came fourth over 10,000 metres and fifth over 5000 metres; the following year she won the Seoul International Marathon in a time of 2:25:06 hours, improving the course record by over five minutes. She finished in 29th place. Wei won the Beijing Marathon for a second time that October and broke the Chinese record with her run of 2:20:23 hours. However, her doping sample tested positive for banned substances and as a result she was banned for two years, stripped of her title and record, runner-up Sun Yingjie was declared the winner.
She promptly won the Dalian Marathon. Just over two weeks she ran at the Shanghai Marathon and took her second marathon victory of the year. In December she ran her third marathon within a 40-day period and was much slower, ending up fifth at the Singapore Marathon; the 2005 Seoul Marathon marked a return to form, as she finished second with a time of 2:25:55 hours, but she was slower at the Beijing Marathon and came eleventh. Her 2006 was below-par: she was sixth at the Xiamen Marathon and won the low-key Langfang Marathon with a run of 2:42:49 hours. In 2007, Wei reached new heights with a personal best run of 2:23:12 hours to take her second career victory at the Seoul Marathon; as a result, she was selected for the Chinese team at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics, but at the event in Osaka she failed to match her early season form and finished in 37th place. As a member of the Chinese military, she competed at the 2007 Military World Games and was fourth in the 10,000 m and sixth in the 5000 metres.
The 2008 Xiamen Marathon provided an opportunity to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but her time of 2:25:10 hours was only enough for third as her younger compatriots Zhang Yingying and Bai Xue took the top two spots. Wei was not selected for the Olympic squad. Instead, she made her European debut in October at the Maratona d'Italia in Carpi and was the runner-up behind Rosaria Console, her year came to an end at the Shanghai Marathon, where she came in second place some thirty seconds behind Irina Timofeyeva. At the beginning of 2009, she came third in Seoul, she came third at the Yangzhou Jianzhen International Half Marathon with a run of 1:01:54 hours. She was only ninth at the Beijing Marathon in October, but ended the season on a high with a win at the Shanghai Marathon, she suffered from poor form in 2010, failing to reach the top five at marathons in Daegu and Taiyuan. Her final, quickest, race of the year came in Beijing, where her run of 2:30:46 hours brought her fourth place. At the 2011 Seoul Marathon she ran 2:27:13 hours for second place after Ethiopian Robe Guta.
In July she won her first global championship medal at the 2011 Military World Games, taking the silver medal in the marathon behind North Korea's Kim Kum-Ok. List of doping cases in athletics Wei Yanan at World Athletics
12 Monkeys is an American television series on Syfy created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett. It is a science fiction mystery drama with a time traveling plot loosely adapting the 1995 film of the same name, written by David and Janet Peoples and directed by Terry Gilliam, itself being inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 featurette La Jetée. In the series, Aaron Stanford and Amanda Schull star as James Cole and Dr. Cassandra "Cassie" Railly, two strangers destiny brought together on a mission to use time travel to stop the destructive plans of the enigmatic organization "Army of the 12 Monkeys". Kirk Acevedo and Noah Bean star in the first season. In the second season, Bean makes a guest appearance, Todd Stashwick, Emily Hampshire, Barbara Sukowa are promoted from recurring guests to regulars. In the fourth season, Acevedo moves from starring to recurring guest star. Stanford and Hampshire play reimagined versions of characters portrayed by Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt in the 1995 film.
Stowe made a guest appearance in the second season in a pivotal role. Natalie Chaidez was the showrunner of 12 Monkeys during its first season, working with creators Matalas and Fickett. For the second season, she stepped down to the role of consultant and Matalas and Fickett became showrunners. In the third and fourth seasons Fickett became a consultant, Matalas was the sole showrunner; the series was produced by Atlas Entertainment, which made the 1995 film, Universal Cable Productions. Charles Roven, producer of the original film, was one of the series executive producers. 12 Monkeys premiered on January 16, 2015, with a 13-episode first season which received mixed to positive critical reception, ended with the completion of its 11-episode fourth season on July 6, 2018, for a total of 47 episodes produced. From its second season and onward, it enjoyed more favorable critical reception; the series won two awards for its cinematography, one by each of the American and Canadian Societies of Cinematographers, was nominated for a further four.
In the year 2043, scavenger James Cole has been recruited by a team of "Project Splinter" scientists led by physicist Katarina Jones, to travel back in time to the year 2015, stop the release of a deadly virus by the enigmatic organization known as the "Army of the 12 Monkeys". In Cole's original timeline, the virus caused a plague that resulted in the death of seven billion humans in the year 2017, its on-going mutations will mean the eventual end of the human race. In the 2015 timeline, Cole will meet and enlist the help of brilliant virologist Dr. Cassandra "Cassie" Railly. Cole will encounter a unstable math genius named Jennifer Goines, whose father Cole has been tasked to kill, Cassie's ex-boyfriend Aaron Marker, the dangerous high-ranking members of the Army of the 12 Monkeys, "Pallid Man" and Olivia. In the future timeline, Cole will have to deal with his best friend José Ramse, a man named Theodore Deacon, who leads a brutal pack of scavengers from which Cole and Ramse fled. Meanwhile and Cassie will try to unveil the identity and whereabouts of the mysterious leader of the Army of the 12 Monkeys, only known as "The Witness" and, always one step ahead of them.
Aaron Stanford as James Cole, a scavenger who travels back in time to stop the plague and redeem himself from his troubled past Amanda Schull as Cassandra "Cassie" Railly, a virologist who leaves a message about the origins of the plague that scientists recover in the future Kirk Acevedo as José Ramse, Cole's best friend Noah Bean as Aaron Marker, Cassie's ex-boyfriend and political insider Todd Stashwick as Theodore Deacon, leader of a brutal group of survivors called the West VII Emily Hampshire as Jennifer Goines, daughter of Leland Goines and a math genius, who meets Cole in a psych ward Barbara Sukowa as Katarina Jones, the inventor and operator of the time machine Tom Noonan as the man referred as "Tall Man" by the characters, "Pallid Man" by the writers, the villainous face of the Army of the 12 Monkeys Romina D'Ugo as Max, a scavenger from the West VII group, former lover of Cole Demore Barnes as Marcus Whitley, one of the few remaining soldiers of the U. S. military. Ramon de Ocampo as Oliver Peters, Markridge Group's medical researcher Alisen Down as Olivia Kirschner known as "Striking Woman" outside the show, a high-ranking member of the Army of the 12 Monkeys Amy Sloan as Elena, mother of Ramse's son Andrew Gillies as Julian Adler, a Project Splinter scientist Michael Hogan as David Eckland, a charismatic and intelligent scientist from the future, Jones' partner in another reality.
Scottie Thompson as the unnamed woman referred by the writers as "Mantis" a calculating and menacing time traveler, mother of the Tall Man and Olivia Jay Karnes as Robert Gale, a savvy 1940s FBI agent who believes a series of grisly murders may have something to do with Cole, whom he suspects might not be from this time Brooke Williams as Hannah Jones known as "Zeit", Katari
Keith George Faure, from Norlane, Victoria, is an Australian career criminal, convicted of multiple murders and manslaughters. He is serving life imprisonment with a minimum non-parole period of 19 years for his role in two murders related to the Melbourne gangland killings. Faure's criminal history includes further convictions for armed robbery and breaking and entering. Faure and Chopper Read continued a lengthy prison war while imprisoned in Melbourne's Pentridge Prison during the 1970s and 1980s and Faure features prominently in Read's first few books. Faure was the basis for the character of Keithy George in the film Chopper, stabbed to death in the film's opening scenes. Faure, portrayed by actor David Field, was reported to be unhappy with his portrayal and used his anger at his depiction in the film as a defence in a minor traffic offence. In the drama series Underbelly Faure is played by Kym Gyngell although as with several other characters his name is not mentioned in the series due to a court order.
Faure's grandfather, Norman Leslie Bruhn, was reported to be a Sydney-based gangster who operated during the 1920s. He was shot and killed in 1927 during a hit ordered by John "Snowy" Cutmore, who died with Squizzy Taylor in a Melbourne shoot-out four months later, his brother, Leslie Faure, is serving a 14-year prison sentence for the murder of his girlfriend, killed in 1997. Faure's youngest brother, Noel Faure, was convicted of manslaughter for the 1990 killing of Frank Truscott of Rye, Victoria. Faure received two murder convictions. On 4 June 1976, two accomplices set out to rob the Clifton Hill branch of the ANZ Bank. Faure was convicted of shooting Senior Constable Michael Pratt in the back during the robbery. Pratt was awarded the George Cross award for bravery, however he was forced to retire from the police force due to injuries sustained in the shooting by Faure. Faure was sentenced to four years' imprisonment for his role in the shooting of Pratt. Faure was found guilty of the manslaughter of Shane Dennis Rowland, shot dead on 1 May 1976 at a house in Richmond.
Faure was found guilty of the manslaughter of prisoner Alan Sopulak in 1976 at Pentridge prison. Sopulak died; the body of Melbourne underworld figure, Lewis Caine, was found dumped in a residential street in Brunswick on 8 May 2004. On 3 November 2005, Faure and Evangelos Goussis were convicted for the murder of Lewis Caine, the first murder convictions related to the Melbourne underworld wars. On 31 March 2004 Lewis Moran and associate Herbert Wrout were shot while drinking at the Brunswick Club in Sydney Road, Brunswick. Faure was paid A$150,000 by Tony Mokbel for the murder of Moran, of which $140,000 was collected. On 5 December 2005, during the committal hearing for the murder of Lewis Moran, Faure fainted in the dock and was attended to by paramedics after suffering a suspected stroke. Faure pleaded guilty to the murder of Moran. On 3 May 2006, Faure was sentenced to 24 years' imprisonment for the murder of Lewis Caine and life imprisonment with a non-parole period of 19 years for the murder of Lewis Moran.
Faure gave evidence against others in both of these murders in a deal with the prosecution in return for a reduced sentence
The Lesser Antillean iguana is a large arboreal lizard endemic to the Lesser Antilles. It is one of two species of lizard of the genus Iguana and is in severe decline due to habitat destruction, introduced feral predators and hybridization with its introduced sister species, the green iguana. Successful captive breeding of this species has been limited to only two instances, as most captive-laid eggs tend to be infertile. Other common names for it are West Indian iguana; the generic name iguana is derived from a Spanish form of the Taino name for the species. Its specific name delicatissima is Latin for "delicate"; the species was first described by Austrian naturalist Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti in 1768. The Lesser Antilles iguana has a more blocky, shortened face than the green iguana and lacks the distinctive stripe pattern present along the green iguana's tail; the feature that most distinguishes these two species is the large, round scale that the green iguana has below each ear hole but which the Lesser Antillean iguana lacks.
The Lesser Antillean iguana varies in color between different island populations, but the base color tends to be gray, with green splotching on the underside. They have ivory colored scales on their heads; the jowls of males are pink and the scales around the eyes are blue. Males have femoral pores along each inner thigh that exude pheromones during breeding season. Males are 40 cm long, with an 80 cm tail when full-grown. Females are two-thirds this size; the Lesser Antillean iguana is found in scrub woodlands and mangroves throughout the Lesser Antilles on Saint Barth, Anguilla, St. Eustatius, Guadeloupe and Martinique. Lesser Antillean iguanas are herbivores, feeding on leaves, flowers and growing shoots of upwards of 100 different species of plant; the Lesser Antillean iguana is found on the IUCN Red List. The Lesser Antillean iguana is protected from hunting throughout its range, but enforcement of these regulations is difficult and therefore limited. Other threats include habitat loss to agriculture and development and the introduction of feral predators such as dogs and mongooses.
The species' greatest threat is from its own relative. The green iguana has been introduced to the Lesser Antilles as an invasive species and directly competes with the Lesser Antillean iguana for food and resources. In addition, the green iguana has been interbreeding with the Lesser Antillean iguana and this hybridization has been the number one reason for the latter species' decline on at least three of the islands: Les Iles des Saintes, Basse Terre and St. Barthélemy. After a group of green iguanas washed ashore after hurricane Luis in 1995 on the island of Saint Martin, the endemic Lesser Antillean iguana population was gone within twenty years. Captive Lesser Antillean iguanas are kept at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, the Chester Zoo, the Memphis Zoo, the San Diego Zoo's Center for Reproduction of Endangered Species. All individuals originate from the Commonwealth of Dominica. Breeding and keeping the species in captivity is difficult. Mating and egg laying have occurred at each institution.
Following on from this success, 11 iguanas hatched at Durrell in 2016 and they will be sent to zoos across Europe in an effort to promote and support the urgent conservation work for this species. In 2018 four captured iguanas from Sint Eustatius were sent to Blijdorp zoo in Rotterdam, The Netherlands for a breeding programme. Media related to Iguana delicatissima at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Iguana delicatissima at Wikispecies Saint Barth Fauna & Flora
Curd is a dairy product obtained by coagulating milk in a process called curdling. The coagulation can be caused by adding rennet or any edible acidic substance such as lemon juice or vinegar, allowing it to coagulate; the increased acidity curds. Milk, left to sour will naturally produce curds, sour milk cheeses are produced this way. Producing cheese curds is one of the first steps in cheesemaking; the remaining liquid, which contains only whey proteins, is the whey. In cow's milk, 90 percent of the proteins are caseins. In Indian English, used only in the Indian subcontinent, curd or curds instead refers to the traditional homemade yogurt, while paneer and chhena are used to denote curdled milk. Though people consider curd and yogurt to be the same, there's a thin line of difference between the two; the preparation of curd requires a lactobacillus bacteria, while yogurt is made using two specific strains of bacteria called Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. Bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus bacteria.
Other strains of lactic acid bacteria may be added. There are two methods to make curd, with acid. Using acid, like lemon juice, to make curd releases the lactose into the water, thus the solid curd formed from this method is good for people with lactose intolerance. This type of curd is known as Chhena in India. Using rennet to make curd attaches the lactose to the solid coagulated proteins, thus it is not recommended for people with lactose intolerance. This type of curd is the commercial cheese available in supermarkets, such as Cheddar, Swiss, Parmesan. Vegetarian rennet from Withania coagulans, is used to make paneer in India. Curd products vary by region and include cottage cheese, curd cheese, farmer cheese, pot cheese, queso blanco, paneer; the word can refer to a non-dairy substance of similar appearance or consistency, though in these cases a modifier or the word curdled is used. In England, curds produced using rennet are referred to as junket. Cheese curds, drained of the whey and served without further processing or aging, are popular in some French-speaking regions of Canada, such as Quebec, parts of Ontario, Atlantic Canada.
Throughout Canada cheese curds are served with french fries and gravy in a popular snack called poutine. Curds are typical of some Germanic-descent regions such as historic Waterloo County in Ontario. In some parts of the Midwestern U. S. in Wisconsin, curds are eaten fresh without further additions, or they are breaded and fried. In Turkey, curds are called keş and are served on fried bread and are eaten with macaroni in the provinces of Bolu and Zonguldak. In Mexico, chongos zamoranos is a dessert prepared with milk curdled with cinnamon. Albanian gjiza is made by adding vinegar or lemon; the derivative is salted to taste. Gjiza can be served or refrigerated for a couple of days. Aarts, Mongolian fermented curd, eaten as a dried snack or reconstituted as a hot beverage Chongos zamoranos, a dessert prepared with milk curdled with sugar and cinnamon Cuajada sweetened and eaten for breakfast or dessert, popular in Spain and Central America Curd snack, a snack popular in the Baltic States Çökelek, a form of fermented buttermilk or yogurt curd from Turkey Kurt or Qurut, central Asian cheese curd Ostkaka, Swedish style cheese cake, some call it a Swedish National dish Paskha, a Russian Easter dessert made of quark Ricotta, an Italian whey cheese Skyr, Icelandic curd Tofu, the coagulated product from soy milk, from eastern and south-eastern Asian countries Túró Rudi, a Hungarian chocolate bar with curd Urdă, a Balkans fresh white cheese made from whey.