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Francis Chichester

Sir Francis Charles Chichester KBE was a British pioneering aviator and solo sailor. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for becoming the first person to sail single-handed around the world by the clipper route and the fastest circumnavigator, in nine months and one day overall in 1966–67. Chichester was born in the rectory at Shirwell near Barnstaple in Devon, the son of a Church of England clergyman, Charles Chichester, himself the seventh son of Sir Arthur Chichester, 8th Baronet, his mother was daughter of Samuel Page. At the age of six he was sent as a boarder to The Old Ride Preparatory School for boys attended Marlborough College during World War I. At the age of eighteen Chichester emigrated to New Zealand where in ten years he built up a prosperous business in forestry and property development, only to suffer severe losses in the Great Depression. After returning to England in 1929 to visit his family, Chichester took flying lessons at Brooklands and qualified as a pilot, he took delivery of a de Havilland Gipsy Moth aircraft, which he intended to fly to New Zealand, hoping to break Bert Hinkler's record solo flight back to Australia on the way.

While mechanical problems meant that the record eluded him, he completed the trip in 41 days. The aircraft was shipped to New Zealand. Finding that he was unable to carry enough fuel to cross the Tasman Sea directly, Chichester had his Gipsy Moth fitted with floats borrowed from the New Zealand Permanent Air Force, went on to make the first solo flight across the Tasman Sea from East to West, he was the first to land an aircraft at Lord Howe Island. Again, the trip was delayed: after his aircraft was damaged at Lord Howe, he had to rebuild it himself with the help of islanders. Though the concept of "off-course navigation" is as old as navigation, Chichester was the first to use it in a methodical manner in an aircraft, his only method of fixing his position was to take sun sights with a sextant. As a solo pilot, this was a difficult thing to do in a moving aircraft, as he needed to fly the aircraft at the same time. After the sun sight was taken, he had to make calculations by long-hand; as all this could be unreliable, Chichester needed an alternative.

When he reached a point at which the sun was at a calculated altitude above the horizon, the pilot made a 90-degree turn to the left and flew along this line until the destination was reached. Since he did not know in advance when he would arrive at a line of position passing through his destination, he calculated a table or graph of the Sun's altitude and azimuth at his destination for a range of times bracketing his ETA; the advantage of this method was that the effects of drift were reduced to errors in distance travelled much smaller. Since Chichester arrived at Lord Howe Island in the afternoon, the Sun was to his north-west when he made his turn; some hours before making his turn, close to local noon when the Sun was to his north, Chichester made two observations with his sextant to check his dead-reckoning course. The general principle was, when the Sun is to the right or left of one's course one can check the course but not distance to the destination; when the Sun is ahead or behind one's course, the distance to one's destination can be checked but not one's course.

Chichester planned his final approach to follow a line of position directly to his destination. This technique allowed him to find tiny islands in the Pacific, he was awarded the inaugural Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators Johnston Memorial Trophy for this trip. Chichester decided to circumnavigate the world solo. Unable to join the Royal Air Force at the outbreak of the Second World War due to age and eyesight, he was not granted a commission until 14 March 1941 when he joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve for the duration of hostilities, his civil occupation was listed as Air Navigation Specialist. His first posting was to the Air Ministry in the Navigation section of the Directorate of Air Member Training, where he served until August 1942. In July 1943 he was sent to the Empire Central Flying School where he instructed in navigation until released in September 1945, he wrote the navigation manual that allowed the pilots of single-handed fighter aircraft to navigate across Europe and back using kneeboard navigation similar to that which he had used in the Pacific.

At the end of the war, he stayed in the United Kingdom. He purchased 15,000 surplus Air Ministry maps pasting them onto boards and making jigsaw puzzles out of them, founded his own successful map-making company. In 1958, Chichester was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, his wife Sheila put him on a strict vegetarian diet and his cancer went into remission. Chichester turned to long-distance yachting. In 1960, he entered and won the first single-handed transatlantic yacht race, founded by'Blondie' Hasler, in the 40 foot ocean racing yawl Gipsy Moth III, he came second in the second race four years later. On 27 August 1966 Chichester sailed his ketch Gipsy Moth IV from Plymouth in the United Kingdom and returned there after 226 days of sailing on 28 May 1967, having circumnavigated the globe, with one stop. By doing so, he became the first person to achieve a true circu

Patalliro!

Patalliro! is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Mineo Maya. The comedy manga was serialized in Hana to Yume from 1978 to 1990, before switching to Bessatsu Hana to Yume in 1991 where it continues; the 1980s Boku Patalliro! anime adaptation by Toei Animation was the first to present shōnen-ai themes on television. As of 2006, the manga had 22 million copies in circulation; the story focuses on comedy the wacky adventures of Patalliro himself and the kingdom of Malynera. Patalliro du Malyner VIII The 10-year-old diabetic brainchild king of Malynera; when he becomes frustrated or embarrassed, he grooms himself like a cat. Maraich Juschenfe 18-year-old former assassin from the Diamond Syndicate, his former lover Count Larken told him not to return until he could kill Bancoran, but ended up reforming and becoming Bancoran's lover. He seethes with jealousy whenever a bishōnen is in Bancoran's vicinity, he beats up Bancoran on a regular basis, regardless of whether or not he cheats, somehow got pregnant twice, despite being male.

His pregnancy is cut out of the anime. In the manga he first gets pregnant in volume 10, a second time in volume 46, he is an expert knife user, his looks and body allow him to pass for a woman with only Patalliro and Bancoran being able to see through his disguise. Jack Barbarosa Bancoran Major Bancoran of the British MI6. Nicknamed "Bishōnen Killer" for his ability to seduce young men with just his eyes. Patalliro questioned Bancoran to discern if he was interested in his mother, but Bancoran stated that he was only attracted to men. Meeting Patalliro has changed his existence. Bancoran is known for his blue eyeshadow, his long black hair, the fact that he never takes off his gloves in bed, his name comes from Henri Bencolin. Tamanegi Patalliro's biseinen bodyguards, forced to hide their beauty under padded uniforms, frosted glasses, masks that cover their mouths and onion-style wigs. Boku Patalliro! Patalliro: Fuyumi Shiraishi Bancoran: Kazuyuki Sogabe Maraich: Toshiko Fujita Police Chief: Ichirō Nagai Head Guard: Takeshi Aono Tamanegi: Akio Nojima, Toshio Furukawa, Tōru Furuya, Yūji Mitsuya, Yoku Shioya, Kaneto Shiozawa, Kazuhiko Inoue, Akira Kamiya The Tamanegi were portrayed by the members of Slapstick, a voice actor band Sogabe was a member of.

Etrange: Masako Ikeda Sanders: Junpei Takiguchi Patalliro 7th: Kazuko Sugiyama Patalliro 10th: Minori Matsushima Plasma X: Hideyuki Hori Afro 18: Eiko Masuyama Pulara: Michiko Nomura α Random: Junko HoriPatalliro! SaiyukiPatalliro/Son Goku: Yuki Kaida Maraich/Genjo Sanzo: Reiko Takagi Bancoran: Takehito Koyasu Mi-chan: Ken'yū Horiuchi Cho Hokkai: Yoshirō Matsumoto Sa Gojo: Rikiya Koyama Gautama Buddha: Kazuya Tatekabe "Patalliro!" by Fusako Fujimoto "Ajisai Ai Ai Monogatari" by v-u-den "Utsukushisa wa Tsumi" by Eri Takeda. "Cock Robin Ondo" by Fuyumi Shiraishi & Slapstick. "Nanchū Koi wo Yatterū You Know?" by Berryz Kobo. Rock musician Tomoaki Ishizuka took his stage name "Pata" from Patalliro, his nickname in high school as he was said to resemble the series' title character. Yu Yu Hakusho author Yoshihiro Togashi based his character Hiei's design on Patalliro!'s Skunky. Official Patalliro! website Patalliro! at Toei Animation Patalliro! at Anime News Network's encyclopedia

Kenneth Ting

Kenneth Ting Woo-shou (simplified Chinese: 丁午寿. He has been the Managing Director/CEO of Kader Industrial Company Limited, a toys and plastics manufacturer, since its incorporation in 1989. Since 1993 he has been the company's chairman, he serves as chairman or honorary president of many public bodies, including: Federation of Hong Kong Industries Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong Toys Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong Hong Kong Plastics Manufacturers Association Non-Executive Director of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority Member of the Manpower Development Committee of the Education and Manpower Bureau Former LegCo member Dr. Dennis Ting Hok-shou, brother Ivan Ting Tien-li, son Angie Ting Ho Wing Man, daughter-in-law Nancy Ting Wang Wan-sun, wife Kirsten Ting Ji You, granddaughter Gratian Ting Yun Yan, grandson Silver Bauhinia Star, 2004 Biodata for Kenneth Ting Woo-shou at Bachmann Industries' Board of Directors webpage