Roosdaal is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the towns of Borchtlombeek, Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Lombeek and Strijtem, it is situated in the Pajottenland. On January 1, 2016, Roosdaal had a total population of 11,494; the total area is 21.69 km² which gives a population density of 530 inhabitants per km². Roosdaal is well known in Flanders for its berries through its annual strawberry convention. In 2008, during a national television competition, Onze-lieve-vrouw-Lombeek was elected as "The most beautiful village in Flemish-Brabant", but it lost the overall Flemish competition to the town of Oud-Rekem. Frans Van Cauwelaert and lawyer. Media related to Roosdaal at Wikimedia Commons Official website - Available only in Dutch
Kothajit Singh Khadangbam is an India field hockey player who plays as a defender or midfielder for the Indian national team. He represented India in Men's Hockey during the 2012 London Olympics, he is the third hockey Olympian - after Ksh. Thoiba - from the state of Manipur, known for producing a disproportionate number of international-standard sportspersons, he was a member of the silver-medal winning Indian team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. He was a member of India's gold-medal winning hockey team at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, he was India's only goal-scorer in regular time. India won 4-2 in a penalty shootout. Profile at Hockey India Kothajit Khadangbam at the International Hockey Federation
The U-boat Campaign from 1914 to 1918 was the World War I naval campaign fought by German U-boats against the trade routes of the Allies. It took place in the seas around the British Isles and in the Mediterranean; the German Empire relied on imports for food and domestic food production and the United Kingdom relied on imports to feed its population, both required raw materials to supply their war industry. The British had the Royal Navy, superior in numbers and could operate on most of the world's oceans because of the British Empire, whereas the Imperial German Navy surface fleet was restricted to the German Bight, used commerce raiders and unrestricted submarine warfare to operate elsewhere. In the course of events in the Atlantic alone, German U-boats sank 5,000 ships with nearly 13 million gross register tonnage, losing 178 boats and about 5,000 men in combat. Other naval theatres saw U-boats operating in both the Far East and South East Asia, the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean and North Seas.
In August 1914, a flotilla of nine U-boats sailed from their base in Heligoland to attack Royal Navy warships in the North Sea in the first submarine war patrol in history. Their aim was to sink capital ships of the British Grand Fleet, so reduce the Grand Fleet's numerical superiority over the German High Seas Fleet; the first sortie was not a success. Only one attack was carried out. Two of the ten U-boats were lost. In the month, the U-boats achieved success, when U-21 sank the cruiser HMS Pathfinder. In September, SM U-9 sank three armoured cruisers in a single action. Other successes followed. In October U-9 sank the cruiser Hawke, on the last day of the year SM U-24 sank the pre-dreadnought battleship Formidable. By the end of the initial campaign, the U-boats had sunk nine warships while losing five of their own number; the initial phase of the U-boat campaign in the Mediterranean comprised the actions by the Austro-Hungarian Navy's U-boat force against the French, who were blockading the Straits of Otranto.
At the start of hostilities, the Austro-Hungarian Navy had seven U-boats in commission. They had a number of successes. On 21 December 1914 U-12 torpedoed the French battleship Jean Bart, causing her to retire, on 27 April 1915 U-5 sank the French cruiser Léon Gambetta, with a heavy loss of life, but the Austro-Hungarian boats were unable to offer any interference to allied traffic in the Mediterranean beyond the Straits of Otranto. In 1914 the U-boat's chief advantage was to submerge, its disadvantages became apparent during the campaign. While submerged the U-boat was blind and immobile; the U-boats scored a number of impressive successes, were able to drive the Grand Fleet from its base in search of a safe anchorage, but the German Navy was unable to erode the Grand Fleet's advantage as hoped. In the two main surface actions of this period the U-boat was unable to have any effect. Whilst warships were travelling at speed and on an erratic zigzag course they were safe, for the remainder of the war the U-boats were unable to mount a successful attack on a warship travelling in this manner.
The first attacks on merchant ships had started in October 1914. At that time there was no plan for a concerted U-boat offensive against Allied trade, it was recognised the U-boat had several drawbacks as a commerce raider, such a campaign risked alienating neutral opinion. In the six months to the opening of the commerce war in February 1915, U-boats had sunk 19 ships, totalling 43,000 GRT. By early 1915, all the combatants had lost the illusion that the war could be won and began to consider harsher measures in order to gain an advantage.. The British, with their overwhelming sea power, had established a naval blockade of Germany on the outbreak of war in August 1914, in early November 1914 declared it to be a war zone, with any ships entering the North Sea doing so at their own risk; the blockade was unusually restrictive in that food was considered "contraband of war". The Germans regarded this as a blatant attempt to starve the German people into submission and wanted to retaliate in kind, in fact the severity of the British blockade did not go over well in America either.
Germany could not deal with British naval strength on an basis, the only possible way Germany could impose a blockade on Britain was through the U-boat. The German Chancellor, Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg, felt that such a submarine blockade, based on "shoot without warning", would antagonise the United States and other neutrals. However, he was unable to hold back the pressures for taking such a step. In response to the British declaration in November 1914 that the entire North Sea was now a war zone, on 4 February 1915 Admiral Hugo von Pohl, commander of the German High Seas Fleet, published a warning in the Deutscher Reichsanzeiger: The waters around Great
Solid State Survivor is the second album by Japanese electronic music band Yellow Magic Orchestra, released in 1979. Solid State Survivor was never released in the United States, but many of the songs from this album were compiled for release in the States as the US pressing of ×∞Multiplies, including the tracks "Behind the Mask", "Rydeen", "Day Tripper", "Technopolis". Solid State Survivor is only one of a handful of YMO albums in which the track titles do not have a Japanese equivalent; the album was an early example of synthpop, a genre that the band helped pioneer alongside their earlier album Yellow Magic Orchestra, it contributed to the development of techno. Solid State Survivor won the Best Album Award at the 22nd Japan Record Awards, it sold two million records. Several songs from the album have continued to be covered and sampled. Solid State Survivor contains some of Yellow Magic Orchestra's best-known songs, including "Rydeen", which combines Eastern and Western musical styles, in addition to drawing from animal sounds the rhythms of a running horse.
"Rydeen" was sampled or covered in early chiptune and video game music, including Sega's Super Locomotive, Rabbit Software's Trooper Truck, ZUN's Touhou: Highly Responsive to Prayers, the Martin Galway soundtracks for Ocean Software's Daley Thompson's Decathlon and Superior Software's Stryker's Run. The album is known for "Behind the Mask", which YMO had first produced in 1978 for a Seiko quartz wristwatch commercial. YMO made use of synthesizers for digital gated reverb for the snare drums; the song has had numerous cover versions produced by other artists, most notably Michael Jackson. Alongside Quincy Jones, Jackson produced a more dance-funk version of the techno classic with additional lyrics intended for his best-selling album Thriller. Despite the approval of songwriter Sakamoto and lyricist Chris Mosdell, it was removed from the Thriller album due to legal issues with Yellow Magic Orchestra's management. Various cover versions were performed by Greg Phillinganes, Eric Clapton and The Human League, among others, before Jackson's cover version appeared on his posthumous Michael album in 2010."Technopolis" is considered an "interesting contribution" to the development of techno Detroit techno, as it used the term "techno" in its title, was a tribute to Tokyo as an electronic mecca, foreshadowed concepts that Juan Atkins and Rick Davis would have with Cybotron.
"Technopolis" was sampled in Robert Hood's "Rhythm" from his debut minimal techno album Minimal Nation, in Electric Youth's "Replay" as well as Justice's "Horsepower" for the album "Audio, Disco". Techno-pop artist Aira Mitsuki pays homage to this track with her single Sayonara Technopolis, her music video for "GALAXY BOY" is inspired by that of Technopolis; the album's title song "Solid State Survivor" is a new wave synth rock song. The popular anime series Dragon Ball Z paid homage to the song and the album with the song "Solid State Scouter" as the theme song of the 1990 television special Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku; this was YMO's most successful album in Japan. It was the best selling album in the Oricon LP Chart for 1980, beating Chiharu Matsuyama's Kishōtenketsu – Godiego's Magic Monkey was best seller for 1979. In 1980 the album won a Best Album Award in the 22nd Japan Record Awards; the album went on to sell two million records worldwide. Yellow Magic Orchestra – arrangements, remix, cover conception Haruomi Hosono – bass guitar, synth bass, vocoder, production Ryuichi Sakamoto – keyboards, vocoder Yukihiro Takahashi – vocals, electronic drums, costume designGuest musicians Hideki Matsutake – Microcomposer programming Chris Mosdell – lyrics Sandii – vocals on "Absolute Ego Dance" Makoto Ayukawa – electric guitar on "Day Tripper" and "Solid State Survivor"Staff Kunihiko Murai and Shōrō Kawazoe – executive producers Norio Yoshizawa – recording engineer, remixing Mitsuo Koike – recording engineer Masako Hikasa and Akira Ikuta – recording coordinators Lou Beach – logo type Masayoshi Sukita – photography Heikichi Harata – art director Bricks – costumes Takehime, Fumiko Iura and Mayo Tsutsumi – stylists Mikio Honda – hair
Boria Sax is an American author and lecturer and a teacher at Mercy College. Boria Sax is best known for his writing on human-animal relations, where he has developed a style that combines scholarship with narrative and lyricism, he views the representation of animals in human culture as a means to explore human identity, as well as an enduring source of myths and legends. The publications of Boria Sax include books of scholarship, reference, translation and other genres. Two of the scholarly books have been named to list of “outstanding academic titles of the year” compiled by the journal Choice: Animals in the Third Reich: Pets and the Holocaust and The Mythical Zoo: An Encyclopedia of Animals in Myth and Literature, his books have been translated into French, Korean and Czech. Boria Sax was born in 1949 to Saville Sax, he received his doctorate in Intellectual History and German from State University of New York, Buffalo. He has worked as a consultant on human rights for Amnesty International, Helsinki Watch, Human Rights Internet.
He is the founder of the non-profit organization “Nature in Legend and Story,” dedicated to “promote understanding of traditional bonds between human beings and the natural world.” City of Ravens: The True History of the Legendary Birds in the Tower of London. London: Duckworth, forthcoming May 2011. Contacts/Kontakte: Poems and Writings of Lutz Rathenow. Providence: The Poet's Press, 1985; the Romantic Heritage of Marxism: A Study of East German Love Poetry. Bern: Peter Lang, 1987; the Frog King: On Fairy Tales and Anecdotes of Animals. New York: Pace University Press, 1990; the Parliament of Animals: Legends and Anecdotes from Books of Natural History, 1775 1900 New York: Pace University Press, 1992. The Serpent and the Swan: Animal Brides in Literature and Folklore. Austin: U. of Tennessee Press, 1998. The Fantastic, Ordinary World of Lutz Rathenow. Sacramento: Xenos Books, 2001. Animals in the Third Reich: Pets and the Holocaust. Continuum International Publishing Group. 2000. ISBN 0-8264-1289-0; the Mythical Zoo: An A-Z of Animals in World Myth and Literature.
ABC-CLIO. 2002. ISBN 1-57607-612-1. Crow. Reaktion Books. 2003. ISBN 1-86189-194-6. City of Ravens: The Extraordinary History of London, its Tower, its Famous Ravens. Duckworth-Overlook: New York, 2011-2012. Imaginary Animals: The Monstrous, the Wondrous, the Human. London: Reaktion, 2013; the Mythical Zoo: Animals in Myth and Literature. New York: Overlook, 2013. Dinomania: Why We Love and Are Utterly Enchanted by Dinosaurs. London: Reaktion, 2019. Stealing Fire: A Childhood in the Shadow of Atomic Espionage. Decalogue Books: Yonkers, to be published in 2011. Thomas Mann's Death in Venice. Piscataway, NJ: Research and Education Association, 1996; the Romance of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Parsippany, NJ: Research and Education Association, 1996. William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury.. Parsippany, NJ: Research and Education Association, 1996; the Raven and the Sun: Poems and Stories. Providence: The Poet's Press, 2010; when the Glaciers Melted. New Paltz: Cloud Mountain Press, 1973. Rheinland Market. Buffalo: Textile Bridge Press, 1983.