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Fawcett Comics

Fawcett Comics, a division of Fawcett Publications, was one of several successful comic book publishers during the Golden Age of Comic Books in the 1940s. Its most popular character was Captain Marvel, the alter ego of radio reporter Billy Batson, who transformed into the hero whenever he said the magic word "Shazam!". Other characters published by Fawcett include Captain Video, Hopalong Cassidy, Ibis the Invincible and Bulletgirl, Spy Smasher, Captain Midnight, Phantom Eagle, Mister Scarlet and Pinky, Minute-Man, Commando Yank and Golden Arrow. Aside from the better known superhero books, Fawcett published a short-lived line of horror comics during the early 1950s, a string of titles which included This Magazine Is Haunted, Beware! Terror Tales, Worlds of Fear, Strange Suspense Stories, Unknown World. Other genres included teenage humor, funny animal, romance and Western. Fawcett produced comics based on contemporary movie stars and matinee serials; the entire line was dropped in 1953. Fawcett Publications began in 1919 with the magazine Captain Billy's Whiz Bang and expanded into a line of periodicals with a combined circulation of ten million a month.

The company joined in the explosion of comic book publications in the United States in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Its initial entry, developed by writer Bill Parker and artist C. C. Beck, was Thrill Comics #1, a single issue of, published only as an ashcan copy; the content was reworked and published as Whiz Comics #2. In addition to Beck, the line-up of artists who contributed to Fawcett Comics include Al Allard, Harry Anderson, Ken Bald, Phil Bard, Al Bare, Dan Barry, John Belfi, Dave Berg, Jack Binder, Alex Blum, Bob Boyajian, Bob Butts, Al Carreno, Joe Certa, Nat Champlin, Pete Costanza, Greg Duncan, Leonard Frank, Bob Fujitani, Till Goodson, Ray Harford, John Jordan, H. C. Kiefer, Jack Kirby, Andre Le Blanc, Charles Nicholas, Carl Pfeufer, Mac Raboy, Pete Riss, Ed Robbins, John Rosenberger, Kurt Schaffenberger, Joe Simon, Jon Small, Ed Smalle, Jack Sparling, John Spranger, Chic Stone, Charles Sultan, Marc Swayze, Ben Thompson, George Tuska, Bill Ward, Clem Weisbecker, Burt Whitman, Reuben Zubofsky and Nick Zuraw.

The whimsical adventures of Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family outsold those of Superman. National Comics sued Fawcett, claiming that the Captain infringed on the copyright of their original costumed superhero. National Comics' 1941 copyright hearing against Fawcett was dismissed on a technicality. On appeal, Judge Learned Hand ruled that this was not an indication of intent to abandon the Superman property, since it had been revealed that certain Captain Marvel stories were copies of certain Superman stories, National Comics would be able to seek damages for the violation of the copyrights of those specific stories. Facing a declining comics market, in 1953 Fawcett Comics ceased publication of its superhero titles and settled the ongoing case. Several of Fawcett's completed stories and artwork, as well as a few characters, were sold to Charlton Comics. Fawcett returned to publishing comics in the 1960s publishing Dennis the Menace and other such titles. In 1967 Marvel Comics gained the trademark "Captain Marvel" with the publication of an unrelated character's series.

In 1972 DC licensed -- and in 1994, purchased -- his related characters. Because of Marvel's trademark, DC has instead used the trademark Shazam! as the title of their Captain Marvel-related comic books and thus the name under which they market and promote the character. In 1973, Shazam and the Marvel family became an additional Earth, known for a period of time as Earth-S. All-Hero Comics America's Greatest Comics" Andy Devine Western" (2 issues Animal Fair Battle Stories Beware! Terror Tales Bill Battle, The One Man Army Bill Boyd Western Billy the Kid Bob Colt Bob Steele Western Bob Swift, Boy Sportsman Bulletman Captain Marvel Adventures Captain Marvel Jr. Captain Marvel Story Book Captain Midnight Captain Video Comic Comics Cowboy Love Don Winslow of the Navy — numbering continued in Charlton Comics series of the same name Down with Crime Exciting Romances Fawcett's Funny Animals — numbering continued in Charlton Comics series Funny Animals Gabby Hayes Western — numbering continued in Charlton Comics series of the same name Gene Autry Comics – numbering continues in Dell Comics series of the same name George Pal's Puppetoons Girls in Love Golden Arrow/Golden Arrow Western Hopalong Cassidy — numbering continue

Frederick Niddrie

Frederick James Arthur Niddrie was a farmer provincial level politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and sat with the governing Social Credit caucus representing the electoral district of Olds from 1950 until his death in 1958. Niddrie was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1889, his family moved to Olds, Alberta when he was young. He took his early schooling in the town and attended post secondary education at Alberta College in Edmonton. Niddrie ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in the by-election held on November 16, 1950, he defeated Liberal candidate M. Winther to hold the Olds electoral district for Social Credit. Less than two years Niddrie ran for re-election in the 1952 Alberta general election, he won his second term easily. Niddrie was re-elected for his final term in the 1955 Alberta general election, his margin of victory dropped against Liberal candidate A. Boyce. Niddrie died on December 19, 1958 as a result of complications from a ruptured appendix that he had been hospitalized with two weeks prior.

He was buried in Alberta. Legislative Assembly of Alberta Members Listing


Wasplike is the fifth EP by JK Flesh, a moniker of English musician Justin Broadrick, was released on 15 June 2018. It was his first release on Manchester techno label Inner Surface Music; the EP was inspired amongst others. Wasplike was released on 15 June 2018 as a limited 12-inch EP. Resident Advisor gave the EP a rating of 3.7/5 and called it "one track shy of brutal perfection", saying that when compared to one of Broadrick's previous EPs, 2017's Exit Stance, Wasplike is "even colder and more smothering, dialling up the tension between paranoia and pleasure and euphoria." All music is composed by Justin Broadrick. Credits adapted from Wasplike liner notes JK FleshJustin Broadrick – instruments, productionTechnical personnelAjna Design – artwork Lewis Hopkin – mastering


In medicine, a prodrome is an early sign or symptom that indicates the onset of a disease before more diagnostically specific signs and symptoms develop. It is derived from the Greek word prodromos, meaning "running before". Prodromes may be non-specific symptoms or, in a few instances, may indicate a particular disease, such as the prodromal migraine aura. For example, malaise and lack of appetite occur in the prodrome of many infective disorders. A prodrome can be the early precursor to an episode of a chronic neurological disorder such as a migraine headache or an epileptic seizure, where prodrome symptoms may include euphoria or other changes in mood, abdominal sensations, aphasia, or photosensitivity; such a prodrome occurs on a scale of days to an hour before the episode, where an aura occurs more immediate to it. Prodromal labour, mistakenly called; the prodrome is a period during which an individual experiences some symptoms and/or a change in functioning, which can signal the impending onset of a mental health disorder.

It is otherwise known as the prodromal phase when referring to the subsyndromal stage or the early abnormalities in behavior, and/or cognition before illness onset. Early detection of the prodrome can create an opportunity to administer appropriate early interventions to try to delay or decrease the intensity of subsequent symptoms. Schizophrenia was the first disorder. People who go on to develop schizophrenia experience non-specific negative symptoms such as depression, anxiety symptoms, social isolation; this is followed by the emergence of attenuated positive symptoms such as problems with communication and unusual thoughts that don't rise to the level of psychosis. Closer to the onset of psychosis, people exhibit more serious symptoms like pre-delusional unusual thoughts, pre-hallucinatory perceptual abnormalities or pre-thought disordered speech disturbances; as positive symptoms become more severe, in combination with negative symptoms that may have begun earlier, the individual may meet the diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia.

Although a majority of individuals who experience some of the symptoms of schizophrenia will never meet full diagnostic criteria 20–40% will be diagnosed with schizophrenia. One of the challenges of identifying and treating the prodrome is that it is difficult to predict who, among those with symptoms, are to meet full criteria later; the prodromal phase in schizophrenia can last anywhere from several weeks to several years, comorbid disorders, such as major depressive disorder, are common during this period. Screening instruments include the Scale of the PROD-screen. Signs and symptoms of the prodrome to schizophrenia can be assessed more using structured interviews. For example, the Structured Interview for Prodromal Syndromes, the Comprehensive Assessment of At Risk Mental States are both valid and reliable methods for identifying individuals experiencing the prodrome to schizophrenia or related psychotic-spectrum disorders. Describing the schizophrenia prodrome has been useful in promoting early intervention.

Although not all people who are experiencing symptoms consistent with the prodrome will develop schizophrenia, randomized controlled trials suggest that intervening with medication and/or psychotherapy can improve outcomes. Interventions with evidence of efficacy include antipsychotic and antidepressant medications, which can delay conversion to psychosis and improve symptoms, although prolonged exposure to antipsychotics has been associated with adverse effects including Tardive dyskinesia, an irreversible neurological motor disorder. Psychotherapy for individuals and families can improve functioning and symptomatology. Additionally, omega-3 fish oil supplements may help reduce prodromal symptoms. Current guidelines suggest that individuals who are at “high risk” for developing schizophrenia should be monitored for at least one to two years while receiving psychotherapy and medication, as needed, to treat their symptoms. There is growing evidence that there is a prodromal phase before the onset of bipolar disorder.

Although a majority of individuals with bipolar disorder report experiencing some symptoms preceding the full onset of their illness, the prodrome to BD has not yet been described systematically. Descriptive reports of bipolar prodrome symptoms vary and focus on nonspecific symptoms of psychopathology, making identification of the prodromal phase difficult; the most observed symptoms are too much energy, elated or depressed mood, alterations in sleep patterns. There are no prospective studies of the prodrome to bipolar disorder, but in the Longitudinal Assessment of Manic Symptoms study, which followed youth with elevated symptoms of mania for ten years. 23% of the sample met BD criteria at the baseline and 13% of which did not meet the criteria for BD at baseline were diagnosed with BD. The reported duration of the prodrome to BD varies widely. Symptoms consistent with the prodrome to BD can be identified through semi-structured interviews such as The Bipolar Prodrome Symptom Interview and Scale-Prospective, the Semi-structured Interview for Mood Swings and symptom checklists like the Young Mania Rating Scale and the Hamilton Dep

Thuận Hóa

Thuận Hóa was a historic territory in central Vietnam. It consisted of the modern provinces of Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị, Thừa Thiên–Huế. In 1306, the king of Champa, Che Man, offered Vietnam two Chăm prefectures, Ô and Lý, in exchange for a marriage with the Vietnamese princess Huyền Trân; the Vietnamese king Trần Anh Tông accepted this offer took and renamed Ô prefecture and Lý prefecture as Thuận prefecture and Hóa prefecture. These prefectures soon began to be referred to collectively as the Thuận Hóa region. From this time, Thuận Hóa was a territory where the Vietnamese, Chăms, Lao fought one another. In 1466, during the reign of king Lê Thánh Tông, Thuận Hóa became one of the 12 prefectures of Vietnam and became a province of Vietnam; the Mạc dynasty usurped the throne of the Lê family to create the Northern Court, whereupon descendant of the Lê kings was enthroned as de jure Southern court rulers by Nguyễn Kim. Shortly afterward, Nguyễn Kim, the leader of the Lê Dynasty loyalists and the de facto ruler of Vietnam, was poisoned by a Mạc Dynasty general.

Kim's son-in-law, Trịnh Kiểm, took over the leadership and assassinated Kim's eldest son, Nguyễn Uông, in order to secure his authority. Nguyễn Hoàng, another son of Nguyễn Kim, feared having a fate like his brother Nguyễn Uông so he pretended to have mental illness and asked his sister Ngoc Bao, a wife of Trịnh Kiểm, to entreat Kiểm to allow Hoàng to govern Thuận Hóa, the southernmost region of Vietnam at this time; because Mạc Dynasty loyalists were still occupying Thuận Hóa while Trịnh Kiểm was busy fending off Mạc forces in northern Vietnam during this time, Ngoc Bao's request was approved and Nguyễn Hoàng went south. After Hoàng pacified Thuận Hóa, he and his successor Nguyễn Phúc Nguyên secretly made this region loyal to the Nguyễn family. Vietnam erupted into a new civil war between two de facto ruling families: the clan of the Nguyễn lords and the clan of the Trịnh lords; the Nguyễn lords continuously developed the territory and turned it into a strong base for their war against the Trịnh Lord and their expansion to the south.

During this time, Thuận Hóa territory spanned from Quảng Bình to Thừa Thiên–Huế. After the foundation of Nguyễn Dynasty, emperor Gia Long made Thuận Hóa territory a part of Vùng Kinh kỳ, one of three administrative divisions of Vietnam at this time. In the 18th Century Thuận Hóa and Quảng Nam ceased producing much rice of their own and became dependent on shipments of cheaper rice from the Mekong Delta. In mid-1945. In the West, Thuận Hóa was known by the Portuguese, French, as Sinoa, Singoa, or Senna - reflecting European knowledge of Chinese pronunciations of the name by contact with Chinese traders in Đàng Trong. Ring, Trudy. International Dictionary of Historic Places: Asia and Oceania. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 1-884964-04-4. Oscar, Chapius. A History of Vietnam: From Hong Bang to Tu Duc. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0-313-29622-7. Largo, V. Vietnam: current issues and historical background. Nova Publishers. ISBN 1-59033-368-3. Phan Khoang. Việt sử xứ Đàng Trong. Hanoi: Văn Học Publishing House. Trần Trọng Kim.

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Yuliana Pérez

Yuliana Pérez Martinéz is an American triple jumper of Cuban heritage. Holding a dual citizenship to compete internationally, she attained two U. S. outdoor championship titles in the triple jump, picked up a silver medal at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, finished twenty-eighth at the 2004 Summer Olympics. During her track and field career, Perez has acquired a personal best of 14.23 m and 13.80 m each in the outdoors and indoors, respectively. Born in Tucson, Arizona to Cuban immigrants, Perez spent most of her early childhood in adversity, her father Juan Carlos Martinez Vallez was arrested upon his arrival in the United States for criminal charges, thereby sentenced to life imprisonment in Georgia. Following her mother's untimely demise and her two younger brothers bounced around homes for a couple of years, before being sent back to Havana, Cuba, to live with their paternal grandmother. While residing in Cuba throughout her childhood and teenage years, Perez developed herself into one of the country's most promising young athletes, taking three high school championship titles and a silver medal in the triple jump from the 1997 Junior Pan American Games.

In late 1999, Perez dropped from the Cuban sports program after she refused to forego her American citizenship in exchange for the possible trip to the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney as part of the Cuban squad. Upon her arrival to the United States in early 2000 with just a backpack full of clothes and a reservation at a foster home, Perez left herself meager and inarticulate in English, until she was befriended by social worker Cruz Olivarria, who invited to live with her in downtown Tucson. Working as a waitress, Perez restarted her athletic career through a series of radiant gestures from strangers that helped her enroll on a sports scholarship at Pima Community College. While studying at Pima and competing for the Aztecs, Perez blossomed her freshman season by recording the team's longest triple jump at 14.01 m, eight inches farther than her personal best in Cuba. In 2001, Perez loomed into the national scene at the USA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, where she surged past the U. S. record holder and 1996 Olympian Sheila Hudson with a remarkable leap of 13.98 m, to finish second in the triple jump but lost to Tiombe Hurd by two inches and a quarter.

On that same year, Perez had a golden opportunity to represent the United States on her international debut at the 2001 Summer Universiade in Beijing, where she nearly missed out the podium with a fourth-place finish in the same event. At the 2002 U. S. Championships in Palo Alto, Perez slammed her first title with a wind-aided jump of 14.20 m, surpassing the 14-meter barrier and edging out runner-up Vanitta Kinard by a few inches. As the 2003 season had commenced, Perez exhausted her eligibility at Pima upon receiving her undergraduate college degree, transferred to the University of Arizona to train full-time with head coach Fred Harvey for the Arizona Wildcats. In June 2003, Perez managed to defend her title at the U. S. Outdoor Championships with an upgraded personal best of 14.23 m, moving her up to the top 20 in the world and securing her a spot on the U. S. track and field team for the World Championships and Pan American Games. Two months Perez did not reach the final round of the women's triple jump at the IAAF World Championships in Paris, but redeemed her strength to capture the silver medal at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic with a jump of 13.99 metres.

Perez entered the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens on her official debut, as a member of the U. S. Olympic track and field team, in the women's triple jump. Two months before the Games, she finished sixth at the Olympic Trials in Sacramento, but retained a permanent spot on the U. S. team by having achieved the Olympic A-standard of 14.23 m from the 2003 U. S. Outdoor Championships. Perez got off to a rough start with a foul on her opening attempt but managed to jump 13.62 m as a top qualifying mark on her second attempt. Since her third jump was shorter than her best result by eleven centimeters, Perez ended up in twenty-eighth place out of thirty-three athletes and did not advance past the qualifying round. Outside of her college track and field career, Perez trained for Tucson Elite Athletic Club under legendary coach Dick Booth. Yuliana Pérez at World Athletics Profile at USA Track & Field Player Bio – Arizona Wildcats