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Gladstone Publishing

Gladstone Publishing was an American company that published Disney comics from 1986 to 1990 and from 1993 to 1998. The company had its origins as a subsidiary of "Another Rainbow", a company formed by Bruce Hamilton and Russ Cochran to publish the Carl Barks Library and produce limited edition lithographs of Carl Barks oil paintings of the Disney ducks; the name references Gladstone Gander. Reprints of classic Donald Duck stories by Carl Barks and Mickey Mouse stories by Floyd Gottfredson were the foundation of their output. Don Rosa, William Van Horn, Pat Block are among the modern Disney comics artists who got their start at Gladstone; some of the Van Horn stories had scripts by frequent collaborator John Lustig. The company published translations of European Disney comic book stories produced by Egmont and Mondadori; these included stories by such famed creators as Romano Scarpa, Marco Rota, Daan Jippes and Freddy Milton. While still distributed on news stands, their orientation toward the collectors market was visible in their inclusion of scholarly articles by associate editor Geoffrey Blum.

Unlike the previous Disney comic book licensee Western Publishing, Gladstone provided credits for the stories. Although Gladstone is no longer an active publisher, it continues to offer its back issues through its website. Walt Disney's Comics and Stories Donald Duck Mickey Mouse Uncle Scrooge Uncle Scrooge Adventures Donald Duck Adventures Mickey and Donald DuckTales Walt Disney's Comics and Stories Donald and Mickey Uncle Scrooge Uncle Scrooge Adventures Donald Duck Donald Duck Adventures Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse Walt Disney Giant Walt Disney's Comics and Stories Penny Pincher Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck The Adventurous Uncle Scrooge McDuckDuring the second run, there was another implosion in 1998, like the one that Disney Comics had back in 1991; this time, only two comics did not get cancelled – Walt Disney's Comics and Stories and Uncle Scrooge – both of which converted to prestige format. During the first run Gladstone issued 28 albums and seven giant albums consisting of reprints of stories by Carl Barks and Floyd Gottfredson.

In 1990 Gladstone was licensed to publish a series of albums reprinting nearly all the Disney duck stories of Carl Barks. These were known as The Carl Barks Library in Color consisting of: Walt Disney Comics and Stories – Comic Albums #1–51 Uncle Scrooge Adventures – Comic Albums #1–56 Donald Duck Adventures – Comic Albums #1–25 Gyro Gearloose – Comic Albums #1–6 Uncle Scrooge – One-Pagers – Comic Albums #1 & 2 Donald Duck 1940s Christmas GiveawaysThere were three different series of Albums featuring stories by Don Rosa and William Van Horn respectively; the Don Rosa Library of Uncle Scrooge Adventures in Color #s 1–4 featured The first twelve chapters of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck The Don Rosa Library of Uncle Scrooge Adventures in Color #s 5–8 featured all the Uncle Scrooge stories that Don Rosa did during his first two years as a Disney Comics Artist. The William Van Horn Library of Uncle Scrooge Adventures in Color #s 1–4 featured all of the stories that William Van Horn did during Gladstone's first run.

After its license expired in 1998, Gladstone ceased publishing new material, there were no more Disney comics in America, until 2003, when Gemstone Publishing gained the publishing rights. Between 1990 and 1991, Gladstone reprinted four EC Comics titles, in association with EC-fan and publisher Russ Cochran.. These included six issues of The Vault of Horror, six issues of Tales from the Crypt, four issues of Weird Science, two issues of The Haunt of Fear. After four issues of Weird Science, Gladstone changed it to The Haunt of Fear; this replaced it with Weird Fantasy. The Haunt of Fear took Weird Science as its second issue per comic. Tales from the Crypt kept Crime SuspenStories for its double sized horror. Subsequently and the EC reprints moved to Diamond Comics-CEO Steven A Geppi's Gemstone Publishers, which reprinted the Gladstone-printed issues as part of their EC reprints. "A Gander at Gladstone" by Roger Ash. Back Issue! no. 23 pp. 35–41. Gladstone official website Geoffrey Blum's official website Gladstone Publishing at INDUCKS

Kate Bishop (actress)

Kate Bishop was an English actress from Bristol, a member of a theatrical family. Her brother and daughter were successful actors, her greatest success was in Our Boys. She temporarily retired from the theatre in the late nineteenth century, returned to play character roles in the early years of the twentieth century. Bishop was born into the daughter of Charles Bishop, she began acting as a child in Bristol in 1863. Her brother Alfred successfully entered the theatrical profession. In 1868, Bishop appeared with Edward Askew Sothern in a revival of Our American Cousin, in which The Manchester Guardian thought her "arch" but "lacking in dignity". In the West End she appeared in A Loving Cup at the Royalty Theatre in 1869, in 1871 at the Royal Court Theatre in a succession of three new plays by W. S. Gilbert, playing Edith Temple in Randall's Thumb, Pipette in Creatures of Impulse, Jessie Blake in On Guard. Of her performance in the last, The Times commented, "The notion of the irresistible flirt is realized by Miss Kate Bishop."

Bishop played in About Town by Bertie Vyse in 1873 and Ruy Blas Righted and Romulus and Remus, both by Robert Reece, in 1874. Her most famous stage role was Violet Melrose in H. J. Byron's Our Boys, which she created in January 1875 and played continuously throughout its historic run of four years and four months; when Our Boys closed, it was by far the longest-running work of theatre up to that time. Byron supplied The Girls, in which Bishop had another leading role. Family life in Australia took her away from the English stage for some 15 years at the end of the nineteenth century. In 1900 she returned to the stage in Struwwelpeter, at the Garrick Theatre, together with George Grossmith Jr, she played Mrs Percival de Hooley in Jerome K. Jerome's The Passing of the Third Floor Black in 1908. In 1909 she appeared on Broadway by Somerset Maugham, at the Lyceum Theatre, her last stage appearance was in 1915, as Lady Matilda Rye in H. A. Vachell's The Case of Lady Camber at the Savoy Theatre. In 1885, Bishop married treasurer of the Melbourne Opera House.

Five years their daughter Marie Lohr a leading actress, was born in Sydney, Australia. Bishop died in London, aged 75, is buried in Brompton Cemetery

Attrition warfare

Attrition warfare is a military strategy consisting of belligerent attempts to win a war by wearing down the enemy to the point of collapse through continuous losses in personnel and materiel. The war will be won by the side with greater such resources; the word attrition comes from the Latin root atterere to rub against, similar to the "grinding down" of the opponent's forces in attrition warfare. Military theorists and strategists have viewed attrition warfare as something to be avoided. Attrition warfare represents an attempt to grind down an opponent and its superior numbers, the opposite of the usual principles of war in which one attempts to achieve decisive victories by using minimal necessary resources and in minimal amount of time, through manoeuvre, concentration of force and related tactics. On the other hand, a side that perceives itself to be at a marked disadvantage in manoeuvre warfare or unit tactics may deliberately seek out attrition warfare to neutralize its opponent's advantages.

If the sides are nearly evenly matched, the outcome of a war of attrition is to be a Pyrrhic victory. Sun Tzu has stated "There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare" The difference between war of attrition and other forms of war is somewhat artificial since war always contains an element of attrition. One can be said to pursue a strategy of attrition if one makes it the main goal to cause gradual attrition to the opponent amounting to unacceptable or unsustainable levels for the opponent while limiting one's own gradual losses to acceptable and sustainable levels; that should be seen as opposed to other main goals such as the conquest of some resource or territory or an attempt to cause the enemy great losses in a single stroke. Attritional methods are tried only as a last resort, when other methods have failed or are not feasible; when attritional methods have worn down the enemy sufficiently to make other methods feasible, attritional methods are abandoned in favor of other strategies.

In World War I, improvements in firepower but not communications and mobility forced military commanders to rely on attrition, with terrible casualties. Attritional methods are in themselves sufficient to cause a nation to give up a nonvital ambition, but other methods are necessary to achieve unconditional surrender, it is argued that the best-known example of attrition warfare was on the Western Front during World War I. Both military forces found themselves in static defensive positions in trenches running from Switzerland to the English Channel. For years, without any opportunity for manoeuvres, the only way the commanders thought that they could defeat the enemy was to attack head on and grind the other down. One of the most enduring examples of attrition warfare on the Western Front is the Battle of Verdun, which took place throughout most of 1916. Erich von Falkenhayn claimed that his tactics at Verdun were designed not to take the city but rather to destroy the French Army in its defense.

Falkenhayn is described as wanting to "bleed France white" and thus the attrition tactics were employed in the battle. Attritional warfare in World War I has been shown by historians such as Hew Strachan to have been used as a post hoc ergo propter hoc excuse for failed offensives. Contemporary sources disagree with Strachan's view on this. While the Christmas Memorandum is a post-war invention, the strategy of "bleeding France white" was the original strategy for the battle. Attrition to the enemy was easy to assert and difficult to refute and thus may have been a convenient facesaving excuse in the wake of many indecisive battles, it is, in many cases, hard to see the logic of warfare by attrition because of the obvious uncertainty of the level of damage to the enemy and of the damage that the attacking force may sustain to its own limited and expensive resources while trying to achieve that damage. Historians such as John Terraine and Gary Sheffield have suggested that attritional warfare was, however, a necessary step on the road to eventual victory, a'wearing down process' that sapped Central Powers strength and left them vulnerable during the Hundred Days campaign of 1918.

That is not to say that a general will not be prepared to sustain high casualties while trying to reach an objective. An example in which one side used attrition warfare to neutralize the other side's advantage in manoeuvrability and unit tactics occurred during the latter part of the American Civil War, when Union general Ulysses S. Grant pushed the Confederate Army continually, in spite of losses. Scythian tactics during the European Scythian campaign of Darius I of 513 BC, in deep steppes retreat, avoiding a direct confrontation with the Darius I's army, while spoiling the wells and pastures The Athenians, who were weaker in land warfare during the Peloponnesian War, employed attrition warfare using their navy; the "delaying" tactics of Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus against Hannibal Barca during the Second Punic War. Siege of Tyre by Alexander the Great in 332 BC Battle of Actium of 31 BC during the Roman civil wars Battle of Myriokephalon by Manuel I Komnenos in 1176 The Hungarian resistance against the Mongols 1241–1242 The Dai Viet Kingdom, three repulsions of Kublai Khan in 1258, 1285 and 1288 Fall of Constantinople by Mehmed II in 1453 Night Attack at Târgoviște by Vlad the Impaler in 1462 Fall of Tenochtitlan by Hernán C

Paul Ronald Lambers

Paul Ronald Lambers was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Vietnam War. Lambers joined the Army from his birth city of Holland, Michigan in 1965, by August 20, 1968, was serving as a Sergeant in Company A, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. During a firefight on that day, in Tây Ninh Province, Republic of Vietnam, Lambers took command after the platoon leader was wounded. For his conspicuous leadership during the battle he was promoted to Staff Sergeant and awarded the Medal of Honor in December 1969. Walking along Lake Michigan two years in inclement weather, he was swept off a breakwater and drowned at age 28, his body was never recovered. Staff Sergeant Lambers' official Medal of Honor citation reads: "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. S/Sgt. Lambers distinguished himself in action while serving with the 3d platoon, Company A.

The unit had established a night defensive position astride a suspected enemy infiltration route, when it was attacked by an estimated Viet Cong battalion. During the initial enemy onslaught, the platoon leader fell wounded and S/Sgt. Lambers assumed command of the platoon. Disregarding the intense enemy fire, S/Sgt. Lambers left his covered position, secured the platoon radio and moved to the command post to direct the defense; when his radio became inoperative due to enemy action, S/Sgt. Lambers crossed the fire swept position to secure the 90mm recoilless rifle crew's radio in order to re-establish communications. Upon discovering that the 90mm recoilless rifle was not functioning, S/Sgt. Lambers assisted in the repair of the weapon and directed canister fire at point-blank range against the attacking enemy who had breached the defensive wire of the position; when the weapon was knocked out by enemy fire, he single-handedly repulsed a penetration of the position by detonating claymore mines and throwing grenades into the midst of the attackers, killing 4 more of the Viet Cong with well aimed hand grenades.

S/Sgt. Lambers maintained command of the platoon elements by moving from position to position under the hail of enemy fire, providing assistance where the assault was the heaviest and by his outstanding example inspiring his men to the utmost efforts of courage, he displayed great skill and valor throughout the 5-hour battle by directing artillery and helicopter fire, placing them at times within 5 meters of the defensive position. He exposed himself to hostile fire at great risk to his own life in order to redistribute ammunition and to care for wounded comrades and to move them to sheltered positions. S/Sgt. Lambers' superb leadership, professional skill and magnificent courage saved the lives of his comrades, resulted in the virtual annihilation of a vastly superior enemy force and were instrumental in thwarting an enemy offensive against Tây Ninh City, his gallantry at the risk of his life is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, the U.

S. Army." List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Vietnam War Paul Ronald Lambers at Find a Grave

FAM227a

FAM227A is a protein that in humans is encoded by FAM227A gene. Current studies have determined the location of this gene to be in the nuclear region of the cell. FAM227A is most expressed in the tissues of the fallopian tube and pituitary gland. FAM227A is present in species of mammals and reptiles, gene alignment sequences have shown that FAM227A is a evolving gene. FAM227A is found on chromosome 22 at the location 22q13.1. It is flanked by the gene LOC105373031 on the CBY1 on the right; the gene is 78,510 base pairs long with 21 exons. There are no aliases for FAM227A. There are two isoforms of FAM227A; the first isoform, NM_001013647.1, has a shorter transcript but a longer isoform. It is 2,948 base pairs long, includes the first 17 exons; the second isoform, NM_001291030.1, is 10,362 base pairs long. It starts translation at a different start codon than variant 1 by utilizing an alternate splice site; the 5’ region is short but the 3’ region is long. The primary sequence for FAM227A is isoform 1 with accession number: NP_001013669.1.

It is 570 amino acids long. There are 9 isoforms; the molecular weight is 66kD, the isoelectric point is 9.6. Compared to other proteins in humans, FAM227A has less abundant glycine and more abundant hydrophobic amino acids and positively charges amino acids; the protein is predicted to be in the nuclear region of the cell. Three nuclear signals include HKKK at 129, KKK at 130, PKKTKIK at 410. An FWWh region, where h signifies hydrophobic, runs from amino acids 135-296 in Homo sapiens. Most eukaryotic proteins contain this sequence; the function of this region is still unknown. Motifs in FAM227A include KRK, SGK, RRE; the secondary structure is predicted to be made up of alpha helices mainly. But beta pleated sheets. Phosphorylation is the only predicted post-translational modification. There are three experimentally determined phosphorylation sites at Y343, S348, S349. FAM227A is experimentally determined to be expressed in the testis, pituitary gland, the fallopian tubes; this protein is not predicted to be ubiquitous.

The function of FAM227A has not been characterized. There are no predicted proteins that interact with FAM227A FAM227A is predicted to be located in the nuclear region of the cell; this prediction is consistent across species. Paralogs: FAM227B Orthologs: FAM227A is present in mammals but in species of reptiles and birds; the most distantly related ortholog is the Western Clawed Frog. Based on the years of divergence for FAM227A, the gene evolved rapidly. In 2016, a study performed an association analysis on chromosome 22 at 31203 markers in order to determine if high blood pressure and smoking were correlated. Chromosome 22 was chosen based on the results of the data collected from three clinical visits at the Framingham Heart Study. In 2013, researchers investigated 3 clusters of SNP's thought to be linked to prostate cancer in Arab populations; the study found that the deletion region on chromosome 22q13, where FAM227A is located, can be linked to breast and colorectal cancer in humans in addition to prostate cancer3.

Another study suggests the location of FAM227A may be linked to a central regulator, SOX10, involved in the maturation of neural crest derivatives. Gene deletion of FAM227A was linked to lung abnormality, atrial septum defect, small size for gestational age, sensorineural hearing loss in this study

Live at the Apollo: The Proclamation

Byron Cage's album Live At the Apollo: The Proclamation was recorded live at the Apollo Theater on April 26, 2007 with production by PAJAM and featured guests J Moss, Kim Burrell, & Dave Hollister. The album was released in 2007. "I'm Going Back", was done by The Prince Of Praise in his notable style. This is his third solo and fifth overall album. Noted guests included Donald Lawrence, Dr. Bobby Jones, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, many others. DeWayne Woods, of "Let Go" fame, was director of a choir which included recording artists Crystal Rose and Earnest Pugh; the album's first single, "With All of My Might" became available on iTunes for download in 2007