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Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon is the hero of a space opera adventure comic strip created by and drawn by Alex Raymond. First published January 7, 1934, the strip was inspired by, created to compete with, the established Buck Rogers adventure strip; the Flash Gordon comic strip has been translated into a wide variety of media, including motion pictures and animated series. The latest version, a Flash Gordon television series, appeared on the Syfy channel in the United States in 2007–2008; the Buck Rogers comic strip had been commercially successful, spawning novelizations and children's toys, King Features Syndicate decided to create their own science fiction comic strip to compete with it. At first King Features tried to purchase the rights to the John Carter of Mars stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs; the syndicate was unable, however, to reach an agreement with Burroughs. King Features turned to Alex Raymond, one of their staff artists, to create the story. One source for Flash Gordon was the Philip Wylie novel.

The themes of an approaching planet threatening the Earth, an athletic hero, his girlfriend, a scientist traveling to the new planet by rocket, were adapted by Raymond for the initial storyline. Raymond's first samples were dismissed for not containing enough action sequences. Raymond sent it back to the syndicate, who accepted it. Raymond was partnered with an experienced editor and writer. Raymond's first Flash Gordon story appeared alongside Jungle Jim; the Flash Gordon strip was well received by newspaper readers, becoming one of the most popular American comic strips of the 1930s. As with Buck Rogers, the success of Flash Gordon resulted in numerous licensed products being sold, including pop-up books, Coloring books, toy spaceships and rayguns; the Flash Gordon comic strip ran as a daily from 1934 to 1992, with the Sunday strip continuing until 2003. Reprints are still being syndicated by King Features Syndicate; the comic strip follows the adventures of Flash Gordon, a handsome polo player and Yale University graduate, his companions Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov.

The story begins with Earth threatened by a collision with the planet Mongo. Dr. Zarkov invents a rocket ship to fly into space in an attempt to stop the disaster. Half mad, he kidnaps Flash and Dale and they travel to the planet. Landing on the planet, halting the collision, they come into conflict with Ming the Merciless, Mongo's evil ruler. For many years, the three companions have adventures on Mongo, traveling to the forest kingdom of Arboria, ruled by Prince Barin, they are joined in several early adventures by Prince Thun of the Lion Men. Ming is overthrown, Mongo is ruled by a council of leaders led by Barin. Flash and friends return to Earth and have some adventures before returning to Mongo and crashing in the kingdom of Tropica reuniting with Barin and others. Flash and his friends travel to other worlds and return to Mongo, where Prince Barin, married to Ming's daughter Princess Aura, has established a peaceful rule. In the 1950s, Flash became an astronaut; the long story of the Skorpi War takes Flash to other star systems, using starships that are faster than light.

In addition to Ming and his allies and his friends fought several other villains, including Azura, the Witch Queen. After Raymond's tenure writers created new enemies for Flash to combat. Austin Briggs created Kang Ming's callous son. Prince Polon, who had the power to shrink or enlarge living creatures, the unscrupulous Queen Rubia, Pyron the Comet Master were among the antagonists introduced during Mac Raboy's run; the Skorpi, a race of alien shape shifters who desired to conquer the galaxy, were recurring villains in both the Mac Raboy and Dan Barry stories. The Skorpi space-fighter ace Baron Dak-Tula became a periodic nemesis of Flash in the late 1970s stories. King Features sold the Flash Gordon strip to newspapers across the world, by the late 1930s, the strip was published in 130 newspapers, translated into eight foreign languages, was read by 50 million people. In the 1930s and 1940s, several newspapers in Britain carried Flash Gordon, including the Scottish Sunday Mail. In France, his adventures were published in the magazine Robinson, under the name "Guy l'Éclair".

Dale Arden was named Camille in the French translation. In Australia, the character and strip were retitled Speed Gordon to avoid a negative connotation of the word "Flash". However, events in the 1930s affected the strip's distribution. Newspapers in Nazi Germany were forbidden to carry the Flash Gordon strip, while in Fascist Italy it was restricted to two newspapers. In 1938, the Spanish magazine Aventurero, the only publication in the country to carry Flash Gordon, ceased publication because of the Spanish Civil War; the outbreak of World War II resulted in Flash Gordon being discontinued in many countries. In Belgium, artist Edgar Pierre Jacobs was therefore asked to bring the current Flash Gordon story to a satisfactory conclusion, which he did. After the war's end, the strip enjoyed a resurgence in international popularity. Flash Gordon reappeared in Italy and West Germany, it was syndicated to

Jim Dine: A Self-Portrait on the Walls

Jim Dine: A Self-Portrait on the Walls is a 1995 American short documentary film about artist Jim Dine produced by Nancy Dine and Richard Stilwell. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short; the film presents the artist in the context of the gallery as the studio. It allows the viewers to follow along as he builds his work on the walls of a gallery in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Art students benefit from it because they learn the obstacles an artist faces when working with a medium larger than the Canson Biggie art pad, the frustrations Mr. Dine had to face when making an image larger than life; the narrator explains how the gallery that invited Mr. Dine to present his work could not afford to bring his finished pieces, so they commissioned him instead to recreate his images on their walls; the film follows him along as he pushes himself and an assistant to meet a six-day deadline. He uses the medium of charcoal to compose portraits not only of various birds, it shows how sweeping strokes must be employed.

The film demonstrates how the artist can correct one section of the image without tearing down the whole wall. The student can observe makeshift tools being created as the artist tapes blocks of charcoal to the end of a staff and'whacks' it against the wall as he tries to achieve the look of a certain stroke. At other times the artist uses a piece of bread; the viewer gets to see how tedious the work is, how abusive the charcoal is to a person's skin and hands, how personal-protective-equipment must be worn. It is a tenacious insight to the world behind the finished product. Mr. Dine is at times seen as being arrogant. However, the viewer will by that point sympathize with what intense pressure he was under during the filming, not only to meet the deadline but to have the works look masterful and to have a cinematographer watching over his every move; the final punishment the artist had to endure was at the end of the gallery's six-week event. At that point, all of his works were destroyed: the masterfully created pieces were all washed off the walls and painted over.

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Mount Elliot, Queensland

Mount Elliot is a locality in the City of Townsville, Australia. It contains the mountain of the same name. In the 2016 census, Mount Elliot had a population of 8 people; the locality contains the mountain Mount Elliot which rises to a peak of 1220 metres above sea level, with the surrounding localities at 50–100 metres above sea level. The entire locality forms part of the Bowling Green Bay National Park with the Alligator Creek and its waterfall being within the Mount Elliot part of the park; the Bruce Highway and the North Coast railway line form the northern boundary of the locality. The former Clevedon railway station was on the railway line in that area and the northern part of Mount Elliot is still known as Clevedon. Mount Elliot is a watershed with the northern and western parts of the mountain draining into the Ross River which enters the Coral Sea at Townsville City and the southern and eastern parts of the mountain draining into the Haughton River which enters the Coral Sea near Giru.

The locality was named after Gilbert Eliot, the member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland for Wide Bay in the first Queensland Parliament, formed in 1860. He was the first Speaker of the Queensland Legislative Assembly; the spelling was corrupted over time to Elliot. Media related to Mount Elliot, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons

Pi Alpha Alpha

Pi Alpha Alpha is the national honor society for students of public administration. It is administered by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration in the United States; the organization was formed to promote excellence in the study and practice of public administration and public affairs. There are 167 Pi Alpha Alpha chapters, with more than 30,000 members. "The purpose of Pi Alpha Alpha is to encourage and recognize outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in public affairs and administration. Its objectives, such as fostering integrity and effective performance, promote the advancement of quality in the education and practice of the art and science of public affairs and administration. PAA membership identifies those with the highest performance levels in educational programs preparing them for public service careers." Pi Alpha Alpha was established in 1974 by NASPAA under the leadership of the first PAA president Don L. Bowen; this honor society began with the goal to encourage excellence and recognize students who have gone above and beyond in the study of public policy and administration.

There are three different membership types: student, faculty/staff, honorary. Students are required to have 50% of NASPAA degree program coursework completed and a GPA of 3.7. Memberships dues are set at $50 by PAA, local chapters may collect additional dues for programming costs. Membership is for life. "I pledge my support for the intellectual and professional advancement of the art and science of public administration and public affairs. I shall respect the virtues and values of public service and those who serve. "I shall uphold the eternal need for education that imbues public administrators with traditions of democratic governance. "Moreover, as a member of Pi Alpha Alpha, I shall uphold the highest ethical standards applying to public service and will endeavor to encourage and engage in meaningful interaction with other members." PAA is a program within the global standard in public service education. NASPAA owns the registered trademark for PAA. PAA is a sponsor of the annual NASPAA Student Simulation Competition.

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Glenville shootout

The Glenville shootout was a gun battle which occurred on the night of July 23–24, 1968, in the Glenville section of Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States. Gunfire was exchanged for four hours between the Cleveland Police Department and the Black Nationalists of New Libya, a Black Power group; the battle led to the death of three policemen, three suspects, a bystander. At least 15 others were wounded; the gun battle sparked the Glenville Riots, which began on the evening of July 23 as the gun battle was winding down, continued through the evening of July 26–27. During the first day of the riots, the African American mayor of Cleveland, Carl Stokes, refused to allow white police officers to patrol the area; when African American leaders in the neighborhood were unable to quell the violence, Stokes sent the Ohio Army National Guard and the rest of the Cleveland Police into the area to stop the violence. The riots ended early in the morning on July 27. Losses due to the riots were about $2.6 million, proved to be the political death knell of Mayor Stokes' Cleveland: Now!

Redevelopment effort. The instigator of the gunfight, Ahmed Evans, was sentenced to death, his sentence was commuted to life in prison. The city of Cleveland suffered a significant loss of heavy industry beginning about 1950, which led to markedly higher unemployment. Meanwhile, large numbers of African Americans left the Deep South during the Second Great Migration. Cleveland saw a significant influx of blacks, but racial segregation and racially discriminatory housing practices left most African Americans able to find housing only in the city's eastern neighborhoods; the number of residents living there jumped from 150,000 in 1950 to 250,000 in 1960. Among the changing areas was the Glenville neighborhood. In 1950, Glenville was overwhelmingly white, middle-class, Jewish; as these residents began migrating into Cleveland's far eastern suburbs in the 1950s, single-family homes were turned into rentals, thousands of African Americans moved in. By 1960, Glenville was overwhelmingly poor. Most people in Glenville lived in crowded, substandard housing.

Quite single-family homes in Glenville were subdivided into four or more apartments, each of which accommodated a large, extended family. Racial tensions in Cleveland were exacerbated as the city began busing African American children to all-white schools in order to racially desegregate its schools and to reduce overcrowding in minority-majority elementary schools. Black parents were outraged when they discovered that their children were not eligible to participate in arts and after-hours activities at these schools. In January 1964, the United Freedom Movement, a coalition of black civil rights groups, decided to march on the Murray Hill School in the city's Little Italy neighborhood; when city leaders learned that local white residents intended to stop the march, they feared a riot would break out. The black civil rights groups were persuaded to cancel their protest, but the white mob still formed, throughout the day on January 30, 1964, white citizens threw rocks and bottles and assaulted any African American person they found on the streets.

The Cleveland Police made no arrests. Cleveland's Black Power movement grew in 1964 and 1965, as African American residents of the city viewed the Murray Hill riot as a symbol of their powerlessness. Despair bred violence. White and black gangs formed in the adjacent Superior-Sowinski area just east of Glenville, physical assaults and gang wars occurred in broad daylight in the spring and summer of 1966. In June 1966, the week-long Hough Riots occurred throughout much of northeast Cleveland. Racial tension in the city worsened in the aftermath of these riots. A number of arsonists burned buildings and several stores were looted in the Hough neighborhood during the spring of 1967. Although many in the local and national media believed Cleveland was headed for another summer of violence in 1967, local African American anger appeared to be channeled politically instead. African American state legislator Carl Stokes unseated incumbent mayor Ralph S. Locher in the Democratic primary, went on to win the mayoralty against white Republican attorney Seth Taft in November 1967.

Fred Evans was born in Greenville, South Carolina in 1931. His family moved to Cleveland in 1943. Evans dropped out of high school and enlisted in the United States Army in 1948, he served in the Korean War. After suffering a severe injury when a bridge he was helping to build collapsed, he was discharged in 1952, he drove a city bus for two years reenlisted in 1954. He struck an officer, was court-martialed, was sentenced to two years' hard labor and a dishonorable discharge, his sentence was reduced to undesirable discharge, he left the Army after just seven months. Army physicians had concluded that his 1952 injuries had left him with migraines, partial disability, a personality disorder, he now suffered from severe rage issues which he was unable to control, that this, in part, had led to his confrontation with the senior officer. Evans worked as a menial laborer for the Pennsylvania Railroad. After seeing what he believed to be a UFO in the early 1960s, Evans turned to astrology for spiritual guidance.

After his astrological mentor was hospitalized for insanity in 1966, Evans adopted the first name Ahmed, began wearing garments of an African design, began preaching an militant form of black nationalism. About 1964 or 1965, he joined a group calling itself the B

Red Star (G.I. Joe)

Red Star is a fictional character from the G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and animated series, he is the leader of the Oktober Guard, the Soviet equivalent of the G. I. Joe Team, successor to Col. Brekhov, the previous leader who died in action. Red Star is the code name of Russian Naval Infantry Captain Anatoly Fyodorovich Krimov, he was born in Ukraine when the country was still part of the Soviet Union. He became the youngest chess master in Odessa at age seven, he became a published Pushkin scholar and coach of the pistol team at the Dynamo Sports Club in Moscow. Red Star was first released as an action figure in 1991, he was re-released in 2008 in a two-pack with Duke. When Red Star is introduced in the G. I. Joe comics series, he resembled Col. Brekhov, down to the appreciation for cigars. Red Star appears years, he travels into space with other Guard members in #145-149. In the second G. I. Joe animated series produced by DIC Entertainment, Red Star is a part of the Joe Team.

He retains the rank of captain and rather than being called Red Star by his Joe teammates, they all addressed him as "Captain Krimov". This may be attributed to the fact that by the time he was introduced, the Soviet Union has dissolved, he was portrayed as somewhat of a comic relief and more interested in American pop culture. He commanded the G. I. Joe General vehicle in episode 15 General Confusion, he appeared in the following episodes, voiced by Brent Chapman: Episode 13 Cold Shoulder Episode 15 General Confusion /Big Ben) Epispde 16 Night of the Creepers Episode 17 That's Entertainment Episode 33 Message from the Deep /Big Bear)In the episode "Cold Shoulder" G. I. Joe/Oktober Guard team up with Cpt. Krimov to work on a space satellite while Sgt. Slaughter, Sub-Zero and Stretcher monitoring their movements, but Cobra wants it for themselves which led to the capturing of the satellite and the 2 Joes. it up to sub-zero and Stretcher to save them while the Sarge back them up with the troops against cobra attacks.

In the episode "General Confusion" disguise herself "Dr. Deborah Carday" a member of us senate where she and cobra put the G. I. Joe's in a massive expenses which come under review by the Government and she tricks Big Ben into falling in love with her. While Captain Krimov stood behind along The General Mobile Command awaiting further orders; when Big Ben escapes thanks to Sand-strom the Coyote of Dusty, he goes to inform Krimov, was a cobra scheme arranged by Cobra Commander and Zarana who disguises herself "Dr. Deborah Carday" a member of us senate where she and cobra lured the G. I. Joe's in a massive expenses, its Up to Big Ben and Krimov to save their fellow Joes and stop cobra with the help of The General Mobile Command. In the episode "Night of the Creepers" Lowlight and Scoop track Night Creeper Leader into an ancient city in Bangkok where they discovered that Cobra Commander and Destro are planning to revive the ancient mummies of the dragon emperor. While Bullhorn, Captain Krimov and Skydive are finding a way to beat those undead warriors and helping the people to evacuate the destruction of the city.

In the episode "That's Entertainment" While Cpt. Krimov was watching his favorite shown of Jackie Love with The members of G. I. Joe. General Hawk was showing to Sgt. Slaughter a new G. I. Joe weapon "The Portable Fusion Generator Called The Map" when Hawk and the Sarge were walking next to the rec room hearing laughter it makes him angered at the lax nature of his troops and their infatuation with a Movie Star but discovering that it is his favorite show out of nowhere Cobra Commander and his troops attack the G. I. Joe base after stopping and pushing cobra back. Sgt. Slaughter pushed the guarding of the Joes to far which a conflict between them so Hawk decide to bring the actor Jackie love and Fiona to help the G. I Joe team have some steam off. While Cobra, spying on Hawks phone call led to capture of the actor being replaced by Cobra Commander as Jackie Love and Baroness as Fiona. after discovery the fake Fiona tricked Krimov and that she stole "The Portable Fusion Generator". It up to General Cpt.

Krimov to save the day. Red Star first appears in the G. I. Joe: Renegades episode "Union of the Snake." He is depicted as having a scar running from his right cheek to his mouth and a red star on his right hand noted for following the studies of Carl von Clausewitz. Red Star is a member of the Oktober Guard who has an axe to grind with Baroness' family due to what the Cisarovna Family did to his people, he infiltrated the summit at the Cisarovna Chateau disguised as a chef only for the Joes to interfere with an explosion knocking them out enough to be captured. When Snake Eyes and Tunnel Rat rescued the Joes, they take Red Star with them. Red Star wanted to blow up the Cisarovna Family despite the objections of the Joes. Red Star ends up helping the Joes stop their mind-control plot before Red Star results to blow up the Cisarovna Chateau in 9 minutes. Snakes Eyes manages to prevent Red Star from blowing up the Cisarovna Chateau while Duke and Scarlett destroy the satellite dish. Red Star opens a tunnel for the Joes to escape in while he reports to his superiors that the mission was aborted.

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