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Go Nagai

Kiyoshi Nagai, better known by the pen name Go Nagai, is a Japanese manga artist and a prolific author of science fiction, fantasy and erotica. He made his professional debut in 1967 with Meakashi Polikichi, but is best known for creating Cutie Honey and Mazinger Z, he pioneered the ecchi genre with Harenchi Gakuen. He is credited with creating the Super robot genre and for designing the first mecha robots piloted by a user from within a cockpit with Mazinger Z. In 2005, he became a Character Design professor at the Osaka University of Arts, he has been a member of the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize's nominating committee since 2009. Go Nagai was born on September 1945 -- in the Ishikawa Prefecture city of Wajima, he is the son of Yoshio and Fujiko Nagai, the fourth of five brothers. His family had just returned from Shanghai. While he was still in his early childhood, he along with his mother and his four brothers moved to Tokyo after the death of his father; as a child, he was influenced by the work of Osamu Tezuka.

He graduated from the Metropolitan Itabashi High School of Tokyo. While passing his ronin year in a prep school in order to earn placement at Waseda University, he suffered a severe case of diarrhea for three weeks. Aware of his own mortality, he wanted to leave some evidence that he had lived, by doing something that he liked as a child: working on manga, he was determined to create one work of manga. As Nagai prepared for the task, he went to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with catarrh of the colon, soon healed, but this was the turning point in his life. Convinced that he would continue working on manga, he stopped attending school after three months and started living as a ronin. With the help of his brother Yasutaka, he created his first manga works. Despite the fact that his mother opposed his manga aspirations, he submitted his works for publication, accumulating many rejections, it is said that when the young Nagai submitted his tables to publishers, his mother secretly convinced publishers to reject them.

However, his work was noticed by Weekly Shōnen Sunday. Thanks to some trial manga he created with the help of Yasutaka, Nagai was accepted into the studio of Ishinomori in 1965; the trial manga was about a science fiction ninja, was a prototype for a different story, Kuro no Shishi. Nagai was 19 years old. Ishinomori saw this work and praised Nagai for it, but commented that the design was too chunky and he should improve it a little. Two or three days Nagai was invited to become an assistant to Ishinomori and this work was forgotten until 2007, when it was published in the magazine Comic Ran Twins Sengoku Busho Retsuden by LEED under the name Satsujinsha, his professional career began despite the opposition of his mother. After working as assistant of Shotaro Ishinomori, his first professional manga work was Meakashi Polikichi, a short gag comedy one-shot, published in November 1967 in the magazine Bokura by Kodansha. At the same time, this was followed by the manga adaptation of Tomio Sagisu's TV anime Chibikko Kaiju Yadamon published in 1967 in the same magazine.

A common misconception is. His first works consisted of short gag comedy manga; this would change with Harenchi Gakuen. In less than a year after debuting, he met with a big success. After being an unknown manga artist, he became a protagonist of televised debates and journalistic investigations. In 1968, while Shueisha was getting prepared to launch its first manga publication, Shōnen Jump, in order to compete with other magazines from rival companies, Nagai was invited to be one of the first manga artists publishing in the new magazine, he contemplated this, since he had to design a long-running series instead of the auto-conclusive short stories that he had been developing until that point. He accepted and the series became a big success, being the first for Nagai and making Shōnen Jump sell more than one million copies. With Harenchi Gakuen, Nagai was the first to introduce eroticism in modern manga and became the creator of modern erotic manga, opened the door to a new era in manga and became the symbol of an entire generation.

This work has influenced Japanese society radically changing the common perceptions of manga. Until Harenchi Gakuen, Japanese manga had been tame affairs, but things soon changed; the manga became so popular that several live-action films and TV series based on the manga were developed. Harenchi Gakuen is considered as the work that has had the most influence in the world of manga at the end of the 1960s, leading the newly born Shōnen Jump magazine to sell millions of copies per week. A scandalous manga in its time, it is a innocent series by today's standards. At the time of its original publication, however, it met with severe criticism by some parts of the Japanese society. Harenchi Gakuen was criticized as vulgar. Male students and teachers were depicted as being preoccupied

Roland I Rátót

Roland from the kindred Rátót was a Hungarian influential lord, who held several important secular positions for decades. He was the ancestor of the Paksi family. Roland I was born around 1215 into the gens Rátót as the son of Dominic I, who served as Master of the treasury from 1238 to 1240, he was killed in the Battle of Mohi in 1241. The ancestors of the kindred were two Norman knights from Caserta, who settled down in Hungary around 1097 during the reign of Coloman, King of Hungary. Roland's earliest known ancestor was his great-grandfather Leustach I Rátót, Voivode of Transylvania in the second half of the 12th century. Roland had three brothers, the forefather of the Pásztói, Tari and Kakas de Kaza noble families; the Putnoki family came from Oliver I. Leustach II was the father of Palatine Roland II Rátót and the ancestor of the Jolsvai and Feledi branches, their only unidentified sister married Maurice II Pok whom the influential baron Nicholas Pok originated. Roland had two sons from his unidentified wife: Matthias and Rathold II.

The latter one had no any descendants. Matthias, who soon adopted the Paksi surname, married one of the daughters of Paul Visontai from the Kompolt branch of the kindred Aba, their two sons were Roland and Oliver Paksi, who held important positions during the reign of Louis I of Hungary. He was first mentioned by contemporary records in 1241, when he held the dignity of Master of the cupbearers following the Mongol invasion of Hungary and his father's death, who perished in the battlefield at Mohi. Roland was soon replaced by his brother-in-law Maurice II Pok in that position. According to László Markó, Roland might have been in office until the next year; when King Béla IV returned to Hungary in May 1242, after the withdrawal of the Mongols, Roland escorted his monarch. Thus he spent the previous months in Dalmatia too. From 1242 to 1245, he served as Master of the stewards, beside that he governed Nyitra County Sopron County. In 1246, he led Béla's royal campaign against Frederick II, Duke of Austria, who had attacked Hungary and claimed the western counties of Moson and Vas County.

He defended Pozsony Castle. Roland's army was defeated by the Austrians in the Battle of the Leitha River on 15 June 1246, however Frederick was killed on the battlefield, resulting the end of the conflict and interregnum in Austria. Following this, Roland was appointed Judge royal in 1247 and held the dignity until 1248. Roland was appointed Palatine in 1248, serving in that capacity unusually long period of time in that era, until 1260 as loyal to King Béla IV, he was ispán of Pozsony County during that time and ispán of Sopron County for a short time in 1255. Before Roland, the palatines acted as itinerant judges, wandering in the whole realm in the 1230s and early 1240s; however he abandoned this practice and heard cases in Pressburg. During the Árpádian royals, Roland was the Palatine, who issued the majority of diplomas with accurate dates and locations. Most of his judgments connected to the kingdom's northwestern region. For instance, he issued his charters in Pressburg in 1249, 1251, 1252, 1253 and 1255.

Furthermore he resided in Oltva, Vasvár, Trencsén, Muraszombat, Győr, Mórichida and Regede, when performed his palatinal judicial powers. He was the last Palatine, who judged over the Pannonhalma Archabbey, the monastery received waiver of privileges sometime later. During his term, the dignity became a political office, overshadowing its former "traditional" functions. During his 12-year-term, Roland acted in at least 44 lawsuits, 28 of them were preserved in their entirety by contemporary charters. Accordingly, he acted as Palatine in Transdanubia and permanently resided in Pressburg, where he was ispán. There Roland was responsible for the protection of the northwest border against Austria; when Béla IV revised his predecessors' land grants and reclaimed former royal estates, which affected Pozsony County, Roland was entrusted with the implementation. Historian Kornél Szovák claimed Roland Rátót employed the clerical staff of the Pressburg chapel as his literate personnel. In 1254, Palatine Roland participated in drafting of peace treaty, signed in his residence, Pressburg on 1 May.

In accordance with the treaty, who had in the meantime become King of Bohemia, ceded the Duchy of Styria to Béla, who adopted the title Duke. He helped Béla IV in organizing and consolidating the Hungarian administration in Styria, he stayed Bad Radkersburg several times in the 1250s. Discontented with the Hungarian rule, the Styrian lords sought assistance from Ottokar of Bohemia. Béla and his allies invaded Moravia, but Ottokar vanquished them in the Battle of Kressenbrunn on 12 June 1260; the defeat forced Béla to renounce Styria in favor of the King of Bohemia in the Peace of Vienna, signed on 31 March 1261 following the intermediary activity of Roland Rátót, who negotiated with Ottokar for months in Austria. In 1260, Roland was succeeded by Henry Kőszegi. During that time tensions emerged between his eldest son Stephen. Béla's favoritism towards his younger son, Béla and daughter, Anna irritated Stephen

Stephen Jones (author)

Stephen Jones is an English editor of horror anthologies, the author of several book-length studies of horror and fantasy films as well as an account of H. P. Lovecraft's early British publications. Jones and Kim Newman have edited several books together, including Horror: 100 Best Books, the 1988 horror volume in Xanadu's 100 Best series, Horror: Another 100 Best Books, a 2005 sequel from Carroll & Graf; each comprises 100 essays by 100 horror writers about 100 horror books and each was recognised by the Horror Writers of America with its annual Bram Stoker Award for Best Non-Fiction. Jones has edited anthologies such as the Best New Horror series, Dark Terrors, The Mammoth Book of Vampires, The Mammoth Book of Zombies, The Mammoth Book of Dracula, The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein, The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women, The Vampire Stories of R. Chetwynd-Hayes, The Conan Chronicles, 1 and The Conan Chronicles, 2 by Robert E. Howard, Scream Quietly: The Best of Charles L. Grant. Jones edited Dancing with the Dark, a collection of stories of real life encounters with the paranormal by established horror writers.

Jones has been the recipient of many Bram Stoker Awards. His Mammoth book Best New Horror was a World Fantasy Award winner. Volume 22 of the annual anthology was published in 2011. 1984: World Fantasy Award: Special Award Non-Professional, for Fantasy Tales 1989: Bram Stoker Award, for Horror: 100 Best Books, shared with co-editor Kim Newman 1991: World Fantasy Award: Anthology, for Best New Horror 1992: Bram Stoker Award for Barker's Shadows in Eden 1996: International Horror Guild Award for Best New Horror 6 1998: Bram Stoker Award for Exorcisms and Ecstasies 1999: International Horror Guild Award for Dark Terrors 4 2002: World Fantasy Award: "Special Award Professional: for editing" 2003: International Horror Guild Award, for Dark Terrors 6 2005: Bram Stoker Award, for Horror: Another 100 Best Books, shared with co-editor Kim Newman 2017: Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award: Book of the Year, for The Art of Horror Movies: An Illustrated History Official website Stephen Jones at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database Stephen Jones at Fantastic Fiction Podcast audio interview with Stephen Jones Jones, Stephen, 1953– at Library of Congress Authorities, with 42 catalogue records

Vincent Fuller (American football)

Vincent Fuller II is a former American football safety that played in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft, he played college football at Virginia Tech. Fuller played high school football at Woodlawn High School. During his career at Virginia Tech, Fuller totaled 142 tackles, a half-sack, 19 pass deflections, eight interceptions, three fumble recoveries, returned a blocked field goal for a 74-yard touchdown, while playing in 50 games. Fuller was drafted by the Titans in the fourth round in the 2005 NFL Draft, he was released by the Titans on September 3, 2011, in spite of offering to take a pay cut to stay on the roster. On October 5, 2011, he signed with the Detroit Lions. On December 21, 2011, he signed with the New England Patriots, after being released from IR by the Detroit Lions, he was released on December 23, 2011. Fuller attended the Fordham University School of Law and obtained his JD. Since 2017, he has worked for Fried, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.

All of Fuller's younger brothers played college football at Virginia Tech like he did. His younger brother, Corey, is a free agent and was selected in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, his younger brother, plays cornerback and was selected by the Chicago Bears in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. His youngest brother, cornerback Kendall, was drafted by the Washington Redskins with the 84th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Tennessee Titans bio

Little Ann (singer)

Little Ann was an American soul singer. Her recording career was short-lived but her work was'rediscovered' shortly before her death. From Chicago, but growing up in the small town of Mount Clemens in Michigan, "Little Ann" Bridgeforth performed as a singer, including at her cousin's club, Michelle's Playroom; when she was getting gigs elsewhere, she changed her name to Little Ann - how she was known within the family, as the youngest of seven brothers and sisters. In 1967 in Detroit, she recorded ‘Deep Shadows’, produced by Dave Hamilton, but it was not released, was lost to history. In 1969, she recorded an album's worth of her soulful singing, with Hamilton; the record company, Ric-Tic, released only one song, "Going Down a One Way Street", as a single. It was to be her only release for a long time. In the early 1980s an acetate of a Little Ann song was discovered by someone in England. Under the title "When He's Not Around" by "Rose Valentine" it became a big hit on the Northern Soul scene.

In 1990, that original master tape, including the song, called "What Should I Do?", was discovered at Hamilton's home, leading to a release of the single on Ace/Kent Records."Deep Shadows" was heard by the world on CD compilation Dave Hamilton's Detroit Dancers, Vol 1 in 1998, along with two other, at-that-time unreleased, tracks. It has since been covered several times and has featured in a Nike Jordan trainers ad in the US. Further unreleased tracks appeared on Detroit Dancers Volumes 2 and 3, in 1999 and 2006 before the tracks were compiled on vinyl in 2009 with the release of the entire Deep Shadows album on Helsinki's Timmion Records. With the release of some of her music, Little Ann performed in the UK, shortly before her death in 2003. Little Ann is not to be confused with Little Ann who recorded with Tarheel Slim between 1959 and 1965. "Going Down A One-Way Street"/" I'd Like To Know You Better" 7" Deep Shadows LP

Retlaw Enterprises

Retlaw Enterprises Walt Disney Miniature Railroad Walt Disney, Inc. and WED Enterprises, was a held company owned by the heirs of entertainment mogul Walt Disney. Disney formed the company to control the rights to his name and to manage two Disneyland attractions that he owned; the name, Retlaw, is Walter spelled backwards. Walt Disney Miniature Railroad was formed by Walt Disney in 1950 to manage the Carolwood Pacific Railroad, his elaborate backyard miniature railroad; the company's name was changed to Walt Disney, Inc. on December 16, 1952, its purpose was changed to produce TV shows. However, he soon started the Disneyland designing and engineering division within WDI, he assigned the rights to his name and likeness to the company, as well as ownership of the Disneyland Railroad, Mark Twain Steamboat, Viewliner Train of Tomorrow, Disneyland Monorail attractions in Disneyland. Roy O. Disney objected to Walt's creation of the company as he considered it a diversion of a larger portion of the Walt Disney Productions income to Walt's family.

WDI charged a licensing fee to the Disney company for 5% to 10% of the income from all of Disney's merchandising deals. In light of objections from Roy as well as those of potential stockholders, WDI was renamed WED Enterprises in 1953 based on Walt's initials of Walter Elias Disney. Walt licensed Zorro TV rights from Mitchell in February 1953. WED Enterprises developed some scripts for the proposed Zorro TV series and shopped the series to the CBS and NBC TV networks. Both networks requested to see a pilot show. However, with the construction of Disneyland ongoing, the Zorro show was put on hold, the rights were sold that year to Walt Disney Productions. In July 1953, Clement Melancon, a small shareholder of Walt Disney Productions stock, took Walt Disney and WED Enterprises, to court over the WED deal, believing that Walt had been improperly funneling profits from Walt Disney Productions; the case was settled in January 1955. In 1961, the park design group, the future Walt Disney Imagineering, opened a creative workshop in the Grand Central Business Park.

The theme park design and architectural group became so integral to the Disney studio's operations that the studio bought it on February 5, 1965 along with the WED Enterprises name. Thus the Corporation needed Retlaw Enterprises. In 1968, Retlaw started to diversify by acquiring its first TV station with its Fresno station purchase. In 1982, the Disney family sold the naming rights and rail-based attractions to Walt Disney Productions for 818,461 shares of Disney stock worth $42.6 million, none of which went to Retlaw. The remaining divisions of Retlaw, after the majority of the company was sold to Walt's larger public company, were several television stations and real estate holdings that continue to be owned by the Disney family. Per Securities and Exchange Commission filings, Retlaw received $75 million in net income from the monorail and railroad from 1955 to late 1981. Roy E. Disney objected to the overvalued purchase price of the naming rights and voted against the purchase as a Disney board director.

By 1990, Retlaw holdings included 6 CBS affiliated TV stations, a small jet charter service, 580 Palmdale farmland acres and 220 acres of vacant land in Riverside County and 330 avocado grove acres in Riverside County and Escondido. The charter service operated out of Van Nuys Airport; the family shares received in 1982 would be in 1990 2% of the Disney stock and worth an estimated $300 million while Forbes estimates their stock to be worth $600 million, down from 1989's $850 million. WFXG was purchased in May 1998. In 1999 Retlaw sold its remaining 11 television stations to Fisher Communications, including all of the related assets to those properties for $215 million in cash. In 2005, the remaining divisions of Retlaw became part of the Walt Disney Family Foundation, a non-profit organization led by Diane Disney Miller. Walt Disney naming rights, until sold in 1982 to Walt Disney Productions. Disneyland Attractions: Retlaw paid rent for the attractions' rights-of-way and employed the attraction administrators.

Walt Disney, through Retlaw Enterprises owned the Viewliner Train of Tomorrow as well as the horse-drawn streetcars on Main Street. Sold to Disney Productions in 1982. Walt Disney Productions films: Retlaw purchased 10% interest in 26 Disney 1960's live-action movies, including Mary Poppins, through Walt Disney's management contract with Walt Disney Productions, allowing them to invest up to 15% in new projects. By 1990, these movies generated an annual income of $600,000+ for Retlaw; the design and architectural division, which designed Disneyland, its attractions. This division, along with the WED name, was sold to Walt Disney Productions in 1965, was branded as WED Imagineering. Retlaw Broadcasting Corp. a subsidiary that held its TV stations. Retlaw Broadcasting acquired KIMA-TV and its two semi-satellite stations, KLEW-TV and KEPR-TV, for $17 million in October 1986; the six stations owned in 1990 had purchased, over the years, for $37 million, were estimated to be worth $100 million. In 1996, Retlaw Broadcasting acquired KVAL-TV, KVAL semi-satellite stations KCBY and KPIC, as well as station KBOI-TV, all from Northwest Television of Eugene, Oregon.

Retlaw Broadcasting purchased WFXG in May 1998, its last acquisition before agreeing, in November 1998, to sell all 11 of its stations to Fisher Companies for $215 million. The deal was approved by the FCC in April 1999, completed in July 1999. Amendola, All Aboard: The Wonderful World of Disney Trains, Disney Editions, ISBN 978-1-4231-1714-