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Son Goku is a fictional character and main protagonist of the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. He is based on Sun Wukong, a main character in the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West, Superman, with whom he shares a similar origin story. Goku first made his debut in Dragon Ball chapter #1 Bulma and Son Goku published in Japan's Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine on June 19, 1984, as an eccentric, monkey-tailed boy who practices martial arts and possesses superhuman strength, he joins her on a journey to find the wish-granting Dragon Balls. Along the way, he finds new friends. Believed to have been born on Earth, Goku learns that he is a member of an extraterrestrial warrior race called the Saiyans, the reason for his superhuman strength, his birth name is Kakarot; as Goku grows up, he becomes the Earth's mightiest warrior and protects his adopted home planet from those who seek to destroy it. Goku is depicted as carefree and cheerful when at ease, but serious and strategic-minded when in battle and enthusiastic to fight.

He is able to use it for devastatingly powerful energy-based attacks. Pure of heart, Goku has granted mercy to his enemies, which has earned him additional allies in the process, he is one of the few who can ride the magic cloud called Kinto'un; as the protagonist, Goku appears in most of the episodes, television specials and OVAs of the manga's anime adaptations as well as many of the franchise's video games. Due to the series' international popularity, Goku has become one of the most recognizable and iconic characters in the world. Outside the Dragon Ball franchise, Goku has made cameo appearances in Toriyama's self-parody series Neko Majin Z, has been the subject of other parodies, has appeared in special events. Most Western audiences were introduced to the adult version of Goku appearing in the Dragon Ball Z anime, itself an adaptation of Dragon Ball manga volumes 17-42, as opposed to his initial child form, due to the limited success of the first series overseas. Goku's critical reception has been positive and he is considered to be one of the greatest manga and anime characters of all time.

Goku, Dragon Ball in general, evolved from one of Akira Toriyama's earlier one-shot series called Dragon Boy. In this story, the protagonist has a pair of wings; the original inspiration was Hong Kong martial arts films, including Bruce Lee films such as Enter the Dragon and Jackie Chan films such as Drunken Master. The character Goku is based on Sun Wukong, the central character of the Chinese novel Journey to the West. To be creative with the idea of Sun Wukong, Toriyama designed Goku as a human boy with a monkey's tail, rather than a complete simian, because the tail would give the character a distinguishing feature, he stated that the tail was a pain to draw, hence why he had it get cut off early on. Toriyama did not plan to make Goku an alien, it was not until the introduction of fighters from other planets that he established him as a Saiyan. Goku was given the ability to teleport to any planet in seconds, so that Toriyama could increase the pace of the story. Wanting Dragon Ball Z to have a Chinese appearance, Toriyama used the color of the robes worn by Buddhist monks for Goku's dōgi.

During the early chapters of the manga, Toriyama's editor, Kazuhiko Torishima, commented that Goku looked rather plain. Toriyama had given him simple clothes on purpose because it was a fighting manga, so to combat this he added several characters like Master Roshi and Krillin, created the Tenkaichi Budōkai to focus the storyline on fighting. To defy the assumption that Goku would win the tournaments, Toriyama made him lose the first and second but win the third. Toriyama mentioned Torishima wanted Goku to form a relationship with Bulma, but this was never applied to the series. Toriyama's editor was against having Goku grow up, saying it was uncommon to have the protagonist drastically change in manga, however, he gave in when Toriyama threatened that he would not be able to continue the series if the character did not. Toriyama stated he had him grow up as a means to make drawing the fight scenes easier; when Toriyama thought up the Super Saiyan concept during the Freeza arc, he felt the only way to show Goku's massive power up was to have him transform.

He was concerned that the facial expression looked like that of a villain, but felt it was acceptable since the transformation was brought about by anger. The Super Saiyan form spared the trouble of coloring Goku's hair all the time for the standard black-and-white manga pages; this was the reason for the Super Saiyan form having blonde hair, because it was easier to draw for Toriyama's assistant who spent a lot of time blacking in Goku's hair. Goku's piercing eyes in Super Saiyan form was inspired by Bruce Lee's paralyzing glare. With the conclusion of the Cell games, Gohan was intended to replace his father as protagonist, but Toriyama decid

2020 Philippines Football League

The 2020 Philippines Football League known as The Philippines Football League brought to you by Qatar Airways due to the league's title sponsorship of Qatar Airways, is the fourth season of the Philippines Football League, the professional football league of the Philippines. For the first time, the champion of the tournament will qualify for Group Stage of the 2021 AFC Champions League, expanded to 40 teams from previous 32. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the league's commencement scheduled for March 21, 2020, was postponed to April 18, 2020 tentatively. Six clubs, including the Philippine national under-23 team as ADT F. C. are set to participate in the 2020 season. Green Archers United and Philippine Air Force decided not to participate for this season. Alternate stadiumsMost league matches will be held at the Rizal Memorial Stadium instead of the club's designated home stadiums for the 2020 season. A maximum of four foreigners are allowed per club which follows the Asian Football Confederation's'3+1 rule'.

Players name in bold indicates the player was registered during the mid-season transfer window

Nick Monaco

Nick Monaco is an electronic music DJ and LGBT advocate. He has released three albums over his career: Mating Call in 2014, Half Naked in 2016, Heroin Disco in 2018. Monaco is founder of the lip stick company Freak Flag. Nick Monaco began his career as producer in San Francisco. In 2012 he was signed to the newly formed label Soul Clap Records; as a live performer, Monaco has stated that he intends to portray an air of androgyny, creates shows that challenge gender roles and gender binaries. He has toured internationally, creates flamboyant stage shows for his performances. In 2013 Monaco released, his first album, released on the same label, was entitled Mating Call in September 2014. Vibe magazine called the debut album “an aural exploration of sexuality”. In 2016 he released the album Half Naked, influenced by jazz and funk music genres, it featured the original guitar compositions of David Marston. The two of them produce a two-song EP Island Life, recorded in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. In 2018, Monaco released Heroin Disco.

The album explores the contemporary overdose culture of the United States, including “drug abuse, phone addiction, hedonism”, according to Ear Milk, in addition to "excess and aesthetic". The album was released on a label he cofounded. Tracks from the record have been remixed by other DJs including Mija. Monaco created a new perfume scent for each of the tracks on his album. Nick Monaco is a citizen of the United States and Switzerland, is from California. Monaco is the co-founder of UNISEX Records alongside Emmett Kai, he owns a lipstick company called Freak Flag. Additionally, Monaco has founded a perfume line, he has otherwise been an advocate of the history of the queer and trans roots of electronic and DJ music

Macedonia Football Clubs Association

Macedonia Football Clubs Association is an association responsible for administering football in the Prefecture of Thessaloniki. It was formed in 1924 as Football Union of Macedonia and Thrace and it administrated football in the regions of West Macedonia, Central Macedonia and East Macedonia and Thrace. Since 1935 its area of responsibility was restricted within the borders of the Prefecture of Thessaloniki. Founding members of the union were Aris and Megas Alexandros. Nowadays the Union runs 4 amateur divisions, with 238 clubs participating in them, a cup competition between the clubs that are members of the Union, participate either in the Union's championships or in the semi-professional Delta Ethniki. 238 football clubs participate in the championships organised by the Union itself. 9 clubs of the union participate in the Delta Ethniki championship, 2 in Football League 2, 1 in Football League and 3 in the Greek Superleague. It holds U-16 and U-18 sides that compete in the respective national interregional championships.

From its foundation to 1959 the Union of Football Clubs of Macedonia organised a league, considered the top tier of football in Northern Greece, its winner was proclaimed "EPSM champion". Source: Official site

Anthony Apesos

Anthony Apesos is an American painter and professor of Fine Arts at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. Apesos was born on 6 January 1953 in the son of John and Helen Apesos; that year, his family returned to Philadelphia, where his parents were restaurateurs. Apesos attended The Episcopal Academy from 1965 to 1972, after which he received his A. B. at Vassar College in Religion. Apesos studied painting under Morris Blackburn, Arthur de Costa, Ben Kamahira, Sidney Goodman at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1975 to 1979, received a M. F. A. in 1991 from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. In 1992, Apesos moved to Boston, became chair of the Fine Arts department at the Art Institute of Boston. Apesos founded AIB's M. F. A. Program, is professor of Fine Arts. Apesos's painting, while indebted to the American realist tradition, is informed by a fascination with mythology and archetypical themes. Technically, Apesos draws upon the traditions of late Renaissance painting, in particular that of the Venetian masters.

Snow and Milk: here, the binary opposition of white and black and hot, is juxtaposed against the traditional artistic figure of the female nude, providing a symbolic matrix within which to consider the way that Western art has objectified as well as celebrated femininity and the body in general. Recipe: composed with a fundamental palette of red and white, evoking both ancient pictorial traditions as well as archetypal symbolism to reflect upon the fundamental and yet mysterious nature of human reproduction, focused here upon the powerful and compositionally-central figure of the mother. Three Fabulists: Visions of Fact and Fantasy, New Arts Center, April 2000. Osiris Paintings, Newton Free Library, April 2001. Italian Perspectives, Copley Gallery, October–November 2002. Paintings from Tony Apesos, Holderness School, January–February 2006. "Interpreting Facture," College Art Association, February 2002. Anatomy for Artists: A New Approach to Discovering and Remembering the Body. Joanne Silver, "Superlative'Fabulists'."

Boston Herald, 12 May 2000 Emily Porter, "Re-membering Myth", The Harvard Crimson, 20 April 2001 John Stephen Dwyer, "Anthony Apesos: artist, man for all seasons", Boston lowbrow, 22 February 2010 Faculty listing from The Art Institute of Boston website Anthony Apesos' blog Anthony Apesos' website

Jagdstaffel 19

Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel 19 was a World War I "hunting group" of the Luftstreitkräfte, the air arm of the Imperial German Army during World War I. As one of the original German fighter squadrons, the unit would score 92 verified aerial victories, including ten wins over enemy observation balloons. In turn, their casualties for the war would amount to eleven pilots killed in action, four wounded in action, one taken prisoner of war. Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel 19 was founded on 25 October 1916; as the unit was not equipped until December, when it received Albatros D. IIs, it flew its first combat patrols only five days before Christmas, 1916; the new Jasta drew first blood on 6 credit being given to Leutnant Walter Böning. The jasta achieved little over the next few months. By the end of 1917, it had 30 victories to its credit. On 2 February 1918, Jasta 19 was detailed into Jagdgeschwader II along with Jasta 12, Jasta 13, Jasta 15. Plagued by equipment problems in their new Siemens-Schuckert D. IIIs and wornout Fokker Dr.1s, on 26 May 1918 it found itself temporarily grounded due to lack of operational aircraft.

Obltn Franz Walz: 25 October 1916 – 28 November 1916 Obltn Erich Hahn: transferred in from Jasta 1 on 28 November 1916 – 4 September 1917 Eichorn – September 1917 Ernst Hess: transferred in from Jasta 28 in September 1917 – 23 December 1917 Ltn d R Gerlt: 23 December 1917 – 2 February 1918 Ltn Konrad von Bülow-Bothkamp: transferred in from Jasta 14 on 2 February 1918 – 14 February 1918 Ltn d R Walter Göttsch: 14 February 1918 – 10 April 1918 Ltn d R Arthur Rahn: 10 April 1918 – 18 April 1918 Ltn d L Hans Martin Pippart: transferred in from Jasta 13 on 18 April 1918 – 20 May 1918 Ltn d R Gerlt: 20 May 1918 – 11 June 1918 Ltn d L Hans Pippart: 11 June 1918 – 11 August 1918 Ltn d R Gerlt: 11 August 1918 – 12 August 1918 Ltn d R Ulrich Neckel: transferred in from Jasta 2 on 12 August 1918 – transferred out on 1 September 1918 Ltn Olivier Freiherr von Beaulieu-Marconnay: transferred in from Jasta 15 on 1 September 1918 – 18 October 1918 Ltn d R Wilhelm Leusch: 18 October 1918 – 26 October 1918 Ltn d R Wilhelm Leusch: 26 October 1918 – 11 November 1918 Lagnicourt: 4 December 1916 – 11 December 1916 Saarburg, Germany: 11 December 1916 – 19 March 1917 Lothringen: 11 December 1916 – 19 March 1917 Le Thour, France: 19 March 1917 – Unknown date Saint-Fergeux, France: Unknown date – 30 June 1917 Saint-Loup: 30 June 1917 – 2 February 1918.

Cuirieux: 2 February 1918 – 26 February 1918 Toulis: 26 February 1918 – 19 March 1918. Guise: 19 March 1918 – Unknown date Roupy Guisecourt Balatre: Unknown date – 12 June 1918 Mesnil-Bruntel: 12 June 1918 – 12 July 1918 Leffincourt: 12 July 1918 – 24 July 1918 Chery-les-Pouilly: 24 July 1918 – 10 August 1918 Foreste: 10 August 1918 – Late August 1918 Neuflize: Late August 1918 – 3 September 1918 Tichemont: 3 September 1918 – 5 September 1918 Stenay: 5 September 1918 – Unknown date Carigan Florenville Trier Two of the members of Jasta 19 were holders of the Pour le Mérite, they were: Oliver von Beaulieu-Marconnay, winner of the Pour le Mérite and Iron Cross Ulrich Neckel, Pour le Mérite, Iron CrossOne of Germany's pioneer pilots checked into the Jasta bearing the Military Order of Saint Henry: Erich Hahn went on to win the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern and Iron CrossFour other aces in Jasta 19 won both the Hohenzollern Order and Iron Cross: Walter Böning Ernst Hess Franz Brandt Walter GöttschOther aces in the squadron were awarded the Iron Cross: Hans Pippart, the leading ace of Jasta 19 Arthur RahnAnd there were aces who went unrewarded by medals, such as Rudolf Rienau and Hans Körner.

Jasta 19 was founded with Albatros D. II fighters from its inception in December 1916; the Fokker Dr. I fighter came on line in August 1917; the Fokker D. VII fighter was supplied to combat units beginning in March or April 1918. Jasta 19 joined Jagdgeschwader II in February 1918. Identifiable by serial number or pilot insignia, these are some of the aircraft known to have served with the squadron: One Albatros D. V Nine Fokker Dr.1s Three Fokker D. VIIs One Fokker E. V Two Siemens-Schuckert D. IIIsHowever, during 1918, aircraft were in short supply despite JG II's hoarding of worn Fokker Dr. I triplanes; the withdrawal of newly issued Siemens-Schuckert D. IIIs led to shortages. In the worst instance, on 26 May 1918, Jasta 19 was temporarily grounded. From Armee-Flugpark I, the squadron moved to the 1st Armee Sector on 4 December 1916, they were moved to Armee-Abteilung A Sector a week afterwards. On 19 March 1917, they were assigned to 7th Armee, it moved back to the support of 1st Armee on 30 June. On 2 February 1918, as part of the formation of Jagdgeschwader II, Jasta 19 returned to support of 7th Armee.

On 19 March, the unit moved to the control of 18th Armee. On 12 June, they moved once more, to 2nd Armee support. A month it was 3rd Armee that needed the squadron. On 24 July, they moved to support of 9th Armee, it returned to the aid of 18th Armee on 10 August. By the end of August, the jasta had moved back to the aid of 1st Armee. On 3 September 1918, they went to the Armee-Abteilung C Front, but moved two days to support 5th Armee for its final assignment. BibliographyFranks, Norman. Above The Lines: The Aces and Fighter Units of the German Air Service, Naval Air Service, Flanders Marine Corps, 1914–1918. London, UK: Grub Street. ISBN 978-0-948817-73-1. VanWyngarden, Greg. Jagdgeschwader Nr II. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84176-72