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Hiroshi Yamauchi

Hiroshi Yamauchi was a Japanese businessman. He was the third president of Nintendo, joining the company in 1949 until stepping down on May 31, 2002, to be succeeded by Satoru Iwata. During his 53-year tenure, Yamauchi transformed Nintendo from a hanafuda card-making company, active in Japan, into the multibillion-dollar video game publisher and global conglomerate that it is today; as of April 2013, Forbes estimated Yamauchi's net worth at $2.1 billion. In 2008, Yamauchi was Japan's wealthiest person with a fortune at that time estimated at $7.8 billion. At the time of his death, Yamauchi was the largest shareholder at Nintendo. Yamauchi was born in Kyoto to father Shikanojo mother Kimi, his father abandoned them both when he was five years old, his mother was unable to cope as a single parent so she gave him up to her parents. With his grandfather being a business owner, this adoption aligned his future inheritance of what would become Nintendo, he was sent to a preparatory school in Kyoto at age twelve.

He planned to study law or engineering. Since he was too young to fight, he was put to work in a military factory. Once the war ended in 1945, Yamauchi went to Waseda University to study law, he married Michiko Inaba. With the absence of Yamauchi's father, his grandparents met to arrange the marriage. In 1949, Yamauchi's grandfather and president of Nintendo, Sekiryo Kaneda, suffered a stroke; as he had no other immediate successor, he asked Yamauchi to come to Nintendo to assume the job of president. He had to leave his law degree at Waseda University to do so. Yamauchi would only accept the position. Reluctantly, Yamauchi's grandfather agreed, died shortly thereafter. Under the agreement, his older cousin had to be fired. Due to his young age and total lack of management experience, most employees did not take Yamauchi and resented him. Soon after taking over, he had to deal with a strike by factory employees who expected him to cave in easily. Instead, he asserted his authority by firing many long-time employees.

He established its new headquarters in Kyoto. Yamauchi led Nintendo in a "notoriously imperialistic style", he was the sole judge of potential new products, only a product that appealed to him and his instincts went on the market. He was the first to introduce the plastic Western playing card into the Japanese market. Western playing cards were still a novelty in Japan and the public associated them with Western-styled gambling games such as poker and bridge. Most gambling activities were technically illegal by default with only the few sanctioned exceptions of horse racing and lottery. Therefore, the market for anything, associated with gambling, including hanafuda, was limited. Yamauchi's first "hit" came when he made a licensing agreement with Walt Disney in 1959 for his plastic playing cards. Nintendo targeted its playing cards as a tool for party games that the whole family could enjoy, a foreshadowing of the company's approach going into the 21st century. Disney's tie-in was made towards that end.

Nintendo's Disney playing card was accompanied by a small, thin booklet with many tutorials for different card games. The strategy succeeded and the product sold an unprecedented 600,000 units in one year, soon gracing Nintendo with the domination of Japanese playing card market. With this success, Yamauchi once again changed the company name to Nintendo Company Limited and took the company public and became the chairman, he decided to travel to the U. S. to visit the United States Playing Card Company, the world's biggest manufacturer of playing cards. Upon arriving in Cincinnati, Yamauchi was disappointed to see a small-scale factory; this led to the realization that card manufacturing was an limited venture. Upon his return to Japan, Yamauchi decided to diversify the company; some of the new areas he ventured into included a taxi company called Daiya, a love hotel with rooms rented by the hour, individually portioned instant rice. All of these ventures failed and brought the company into the brink of bankruptcy.

However, one day, Yamauchi spotted a factory engineer named Gunpei Yokoi playing with a simple extendable claw, something Yokoi made to amuse himself during his break. Yamauchi ordered Yokoi to develop the extendable claw into a proper product; the product was an instant hit. It was that Yamauchi decided to move Nintendo's focus into toy making. With an established distribution system into department stores for its playing cards, the transition was a natural one for Nintendo. Yamauchi created a new department called Games and Setup, manned by only Yokoi and another employee who looked after the finances and was situated in a warehouse in Kyoto for the purpose of research and development. Gunpei Yokoi was assigned to develop new products. Yokoi utilized his degree in engineering by developing what is now known as electric toys such as the Love Tester and a light gun using solar cells for targets; these electric toys were quite a novelty in the 1960s when most other toys were simple in origin, such as toy blocks or dolls.

Nintendo succeeded in establishing itself as a major player in the toy market. Yamauchi realized that technological breakthroughs in the electronic industry meant that electronics could be incorporated into entertainment products since the prices were decreasing. Atari and Magnavox wer


Neviusia, the snow-wreaths, is a genus of ornamental plants, which are native to the United States, containing two extant species and one extinct species known from leaf fossils. This genus is a rare example of a disjunct range occurring in North America; the type species, Neviusia alabamensis, occurs in several southeastern states, while second extant species, Neviusia cliftonii, is endemic to the Mt Shasta region of California, the extinct species Neviusia dunthornei is found in shale deposits in the Okanagan Highlands of Washington and British Columbia. DeVore, M. L.. M.. B.. C.. "Fossil Neviusia leaves from the Lower Middle Eocene of Southern British Columbia". Rhodora. 106: 197–209. JSTOR 23314752. DeVore, M. L.. B.. C.. "Systematics and phytogeography of selected Eocene Okanagan Highlands plants". Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. 42: 205–214. Doi:10.1139/e04-072. Pink, A.. Gardening for the Million. Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation. Media related to Neviusia at Wikimedia Commons

List of programs previously broadcast by Yey!

Below is a partial list of shows that were aired on Philippine digital free-to-air television channel, Yey!. For the aired shows of this channel, see the list of programs broadcast by Yey!. Note: Titles are listed in alphabetical order. Ace of Diamond Akuei & Gatchinpo Animazing Tales Anne of Green Gables BeyWarriors: BeyRaiderz BeyWarriors: Cyborg BeyWheelz Blue Dragon Charlotte Cooking Master Boy Crush Gear series Crush Gear Turbo Crush Gear Nitro D. I. C. E. Digimon series Digimon Adventure Digimon Adventure 02 Digimon Tamers Digimon Frontier Digimon Savers Digimon Xros Wars Digimon Adventure tri. Dog of Flanders Domo Element Hunters Eyeshield 21 Free! Gundam Seed Destiny Hitman Reborn! Inazuma Eleven Inazuma Eleven GO series Inazuma Eleven GO Inazuma Eleven GO: Chrono Stone Inazuma Eleven GO: Galaxy Inuyasha Judy Abott Kirarin Revolution Kobato. Kuroko's Basketball Little Battlers Experience Major Marcelino Pan y Vino Metal Fight Beyblade series Metal Fight Beyblade Metal Fight Beyblade: Baku Metal Fight Beyblade 4D Metal Fight Beyblade Zero-G My Hero Academia Naruto Naruto Shippūden Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan One-Punch Man Peter Pan and Wendy Princess Sarah Remi, Nobody's Girl Rental Magica Samurai X Sgt.

Keroro Si Maria at ang Lihim na Hardin Superbook Classic Tai Chi Chasers Tears to Tiara The Adventures of Tom Sawyer The Flying House The Trapp Family Singers Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 Umaru Chan Yowamushi Pedal Yu-Gi-Oh! Series Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V Yumeiro Patissiere Zoids Genesis Action Man A. T. O. M. Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Bananas in Pyjamas Beast Machines Beast Wars: Transformers Care Bears and Cousins Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot Dennis the Menace Galaxy Racers Happy Toons Jang Geum's Dream Johnny Test Madeline Magic Wonderland Max Steel Monk Monster Allergy Rainbow Ruby Robocar Poli Mr. Bean My Giant Friend Peppa Pig Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf Pucca Rob the Robot Shalen Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures Superbook Reimagined Swirl Fighters Tayo the Little Bus Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fast Forward The Garfield Show Thomas & Friends Voltron Voltron Force W. I. T. C. H. WakfuNickelodeonAvatar: The Legend of Aang ChalkZone Danny Phantom Fanboy & Chum Chum Harvey Beaks Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness My Life as a Teenage Robot PAW Patrol Robot and Monster Sanjay and Craig SpongeBob SquarePants Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron The Legend of Korra The Loud House The Mighty B!

The Penguins of Madagascar T. U. F. F. PuppyNick Jr. Dora the Explorer Go, Diego, Go! Ni Hao Kai-Lan Team Umizoomi Wonder PetsMarvelSilver Surfer Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends Halser Acre Power Rangers series Power Rangers Zeo Power Rangers Wild Force Power Rangers Ninja Storm Power Rangers Dino Thunder Power Rangers Mystic Force Power Rangers Operation Overdrive Power Rangers Jungle Fury Power Rangers RPM Power Rangers Samurai Power Rangers Super Samurai Power Rangers Megaforce Power Rangers Super Megaforce Power Rangers Dino Charge Ultraman series Ultraman Dyna Ultraman Gaia Ultraman Mebius Ultraman Max Sesame Street The Furchester Hotel Original programsTeam Yey! Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4 Kokey Kokey @ Ako Komiks Komiks Presents: Mars Ravelo series Kapitan Boom Varga Tiny Tony Dragonna Flash Bomba Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko series Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao Kung Fu Kids Lastikman My Little Juan My Super D: Super Marathon Princess Sarah Starla Super Inggo Wako Wako Dance Kids: Take 2 Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition Little Big Shots: Take 2 The Kids' Choice: Take 2 The Voice Kids, Season 1 – Take 2 The Voice Kids, Season 2 – Take 2 The Voice Kids, Season 3 – Take 2 Your Face Sounds Familiar: Kids, Season 1 – Take 2 Your Face Sounds Familiar: Kids, Season 2 – Take 2 Little Big Shots with Steve Harvey O Shopping List of programs broadcast by Yey!

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Questioning the Millennium

Questioning the Millennium is a 1997 book by the paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould that deals with the definition and calculation of the millennium, its meaning in Western culture. New York Times reviewer Robert Eisner described it as a "slim and attractive meditation," which touches upon calendrics, Biblical exegesis, millennial cults, includes "a charming essay on a young autistic man whose amazing ability to calculate which day of the week coincided with any date mentioned over many centuries". Gould reveals. Michiko Kakutani wrote that while not one of Gould's more important books, Questioning the Millennium "beguiles and entertains as it teaches us to reconsider our preconceptions about the natural world." Kakutani noted that its subject was much broader than the millennium, encompassing the human love for order and regularity. "Questioning the Millennium" - interview with Gould on Charlie Rose "Questioning the Millenium" - interview with Gould on All Things Considered Questioning the Millennium - by Stephen Jay Gould "The First Day of the Rest of Our Life" - by Stephen Jay Gould "Redefining the Millennium: From Sacred Showdowns to Current Countdowns" - by Stephen Jay Gould "Dousing Diminutive Dennis's Debate" - by Stephen Jay Gould "Today Is the Day" - by Stephen Jay Gould "Fall in the House of Ussher" - by Stephen Jay Gould Random House promotional page

Åmodt bro

Aamodt bru is a suspension bridge located Oslo, Norway. It is a pedestrian bridge over the Aker River in the Oslo district of Grünerløkka. Aamodt bru was built over the Drammen River in Buskerud near the mouth of the Simoa river at Åmot in Modum; the bridge was built during 1851–1852 of cast iron chains made with cast iron from the Nes Jernverk. The bridge was one of the earliest chain hangers in Norway. Aamodt bru was replaced by a new bridge due to poor condition and was given to Oslo municipality. During 1952 Aamodt bru was moved piece by piece to a new site on the Aker River, it was intended to serve as an entrance to the Technical Museum, planned to be built at the Aker River. However, the museum was built elsewhere. Today the bridge is only used as a pedestrian bridge; the bridge has an inscription which serves as a warning: "100 MAND KAN IEG BÆRE, MEN SVIGTER UNDER TAKTFAST MARSCH."English language translation: 100 men I can bear, but fail during rhythmic march

Huo Yuanjia (2001 TV series)

Huo Yuanjia is a 2001 Chinese television series based on the life of the Chinese martial artist Huo Yuanjia. It includes a subplot about Chen Zhen, a fictional apprentice of Huo Yuanjia and the protagonist of the 1972 film Fist of Fury; the series was directed by Jia Yun and starred Vincent Zhao, Wu Yue, Mei Ting, Qi Yan, He Yin in the lead roles. A sequel, Jingwu Yingxiong Chen Zhen, was released in the same year. In the late Qing dynasty, China suffers humiliating defeats in battles against foreign powers such as Britain and Japan, is forced to sign unequal treaties and cede territories to foreigners. In Tianjin though Huo Endi defeats his Japanese opponent in a leitai match, his triumph is a Pyrrhic victory because China had just been defeated in the First Sino-Japanese War and its Beiyang Fleet was destroyed. Huo Yuanjia, Huo Endi's son, travels to Beijing to meet his father's friend "Great Sword" Wang Wu, he is drawn into the affairs of the Hundred Days' Reform unknowingly. Wang is a supporter of the reformists and he attempts to rescue the "Six Gentlemen", who have been imprisoned on Empress Dowager Cixi's order.

Huo joins Wang in his quest but they fail and the six men are executed in public, while Wang dies a gruesome death when he tries to avenge his comrades. Through his experiences, Huo Yuanjia begins to see the declining state of China and realises that China needs to change in order to survive in the future. Huo meets members of the Tongmenghui, a secret society planning to overthrow the corrupt Qing regime and establish a republic in China, he supports them in their efforts. Huo Yuanjia travels to Shanghai where he founds Jingwu School to groom martial artists to defend China from foreign intrusion and to boost national morale. Huo makes his name by defeating an aggressive Russian wrestler in Tianjin and an overbearing British boxer in Shanghai, upholding the dignity of the Chinese. At the same time, he meets the hostile Chen Zhen. Chen's father was killed by Huo Endi years ago and since Huo Endi had died, Huo Yuanjia becomes Chen's target. Huo Yuanjia accepts Chen as his apprentice and attempts to resolve their feud by enlightening Chen with his martial arts philosophy.

Huo Yuanjia's love relationships are in a mess, because he is in love with both Qiyun and Nong Jingqiu, but both of them stand on opposing grounds: Qiyun is the daughter of Prince Rong, a Manchu noble and the primary enemy of the Tongmenghui. Besides that, Huo faces love rivals: Watanabe Ichiro, a prominent Japanese consul, is in love with Qiyun. Vincent Zhao as Huo Yuanjia Wu Yue as Chen Zhen Mei Ting as Nong Jingqiu Jia Saini as Nong Jingqiu Qi Yan as Princess Qiyun Ma Kui as Nong Jinsun Huang Huiyi as Zhao Qiannan He Yin as Wang Xiang'er Feng Jingao as Hu Zishi Yue Yueli as Prince Rong Su Ke as Zheng Yefeng Chen Kai as Liu Zhensheng Lu Xingyu as Watanabe Ichiro Feng Peng as Zhou Tiezhu Xie Yunshan as Tietou Shu Chang as Ju'er Qin Jiahua as Ōhashi Li Zhenqi as Wang Wu Liu Haijun as Huang Tianba Yangzi as Chu Chu Legend of Huo Yuan Jia on IMDb