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IDW Publishing

IDW Publishing is an American publisher of comic books, graphic novels, art books, comic strip collections. It was founded in 1999 as the publishing division of Idea and Design Works, LLC, itself formed in 1999, is recognized as the fifth-largest comic book publisher in the United States, behind Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and Image Comics, ahead of other major comic book publishers such as Archie, Boom!, Dynamite and Oni Press. The company is best known for its licensed comic book adaptations of movies, television shows, video games, cartoons. Idea and Design Works was formed in 1999 by a group of comic book managers and artists that met at Wildstorm Productions included Ted Adams, Robbie Robbins, Alex Garner, Kris Oprisko for an outsource art and graphic design firm; each of the four was equal partners, owning 25%. With Wildstorm owner Jim Lee selling to DC Comics in 1999, Lee turned that company's creative service department run by Adams, clients over to IDW allowing IDW to be profitable its first year.

With these profits, the firm decided to fund a new venture every year. In 2000, they developed a TV show concept. For 2001's project, Adams's Ashley Wood talked to them about publishing an art book, thus starting up IDW Publishing. Una Fanta was published in March 2002. Woods had Steve Niles send Adams some of his rejected screenplays. Adams selected one, 30 Days of Night, paired him with artist Ben Templesmith for a comic adaptation as a three issue series, beginning in August 2002. With low pre-orders, Adams pushed the comic with the distributor and major comic book stores. Soon the title's back issue were followed up with Wood's Popbot. In 2007, IDT Corporation purchased a 53% majority interest in IDW from the company's founders, removing Garner & Oprisko, while reducing Adams & Robbins to minority owners collectively at 47%. In 2009, IDT proceeded to increase its interest to the current 76%, reducing Adams & Robbins's interest once again to the current 24%. Shortly afterwards, IDT created CTM Media Holdings via a tax-free spin-off.

This new company consisted of the majority interest in CTM Media Group. Eight years on April 3, 2015, CTM Media Holdings announced it would continue operations under a new name, becoming IDW Media Holdings, which would continue to consist of the majority interest in IDW and CTM Media Group; the company's first traditional comic series, 30 Days of Night, created by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith started a seven-figure bidding war between DreamWorks, MGM, Senator International, with Senator winning and Sam Raimi attached to produce. IDW Publishing's second title, won two Gold Spectrum Awards. IDW Publishing publishes comics based on the TV franchises Star Trek and CSI; the company's other licensed comics include Topps' Mars Attacks, Sony's Underworld, FX' The Shield, Fox' 24, Angel. The company has had success with comic license from toy company Hasbro brands: The Transformers, G. I. Joe, My Little Pony, Jem. Transformers has had as many as five different titles running concurrently. Beginning in 2008, the company licensed the Doctor Who series from the BBC, launching two concurrent titles: Doctor Who Classics, which reprints colorized comic strips featuring the past Doctors such as the Fourth Doctor and Fifth Doctor published in the late 1970s-early 1980s by Doctor Who Magazine, Doctor Who: Agent Provocateur, an original six-part limited series featuring the Tenth Doctor and overseen and written by TV series script editor Gary Russell.

An additional six-part limited series titled Doctor Who: The Forgotten started in mid-2008 by Tony Lee and Pia Guerra, as well as a series of monthly one-shot, self-contained stories. July 2009 saw the beginning of Doctor Who, an ongoing series featuring the Tenth Doctor, written by Tony Lee and illustrated by a rotating art team. IDW Publishing acquired the G. I. Joe comics license in May 2008 and released three new series under editor Andy Schmidt, from writers such as Chuck Dixon, Larry Hama, Christos Gage. Other comics were released in time to tie-in with the summer 2009 G. I. Joe film. In March 2009, IDW Publishing forged an agreement with Mike Gold's Comicmix.com to publish print versions of Comicmix's online comic books. The agreement stipulates Comicmix must provide two comic books a month to IDW Publishing to publish, as well as graphic novels and trade paperbacks as demanded by the market; the books are published with both the IDW Comicmix.com logos on the covers. As of the end of 2009, the agreement has produced print versions of the Grimjack series The Manx Cat.

A collection of Munden's Bar stories original to Comicmix's website is forthcoming. In 2004, 2005, 2006 IDW Publishing was named Publisher of the Year by Diamond Comic Distributors. In 2010, IDW Publishing released the sequel to Michael San Giacomo's "Phantom Jack" Image Comics series with "Phantom Jack: The Nowhere Man Agenda." The graphic novel is notable because it features the death of the main character, a reporter who can turn invisible. IDW Publishing formed an imprint with EA Games in late 2009, called EA Comics, to focus on adaptations of the latter's video games, with initial titles including Army of Two and Dragon Age. In January 2011, IDW Publishing announced a new Dungeons & Dragons comic series, under license from H

Homogyne alpina

Homogyne alpina, Alpine coltsfoot or purple colt's-foot, is a rhizomatous herb in the family Asteraceae, used as an ornamental plant. In addition, this plant has purple-red flowers, it is associated with the gall flies Ensina sonchi and Acidia cognata. Homogyne alpina is a perennial plant that reaches a height of 10 to 40 centimeters; the rhizome is creeping woolly and scaly. The stem is erect, reddish brown and single head, it is hairy silvery-woolly and has 2 leaves on small scales. The leaves are basal, long-stalked, leathery and glossy dark green, the underside is lighter; the leaf blade is heart-kidney-shaped. The baskets have a diameter up to 25 mm; the bracts are single row and hairy brown-red woolly at the base. The flowers are reddish and longer than the basket case, the corners are purple; the fruits have a long hair crown. Flowering time is from May to August. Homogyne alpina comes in the mountains of South Central Europe at altitudes from 500 to 3 000 meters; the species grows on moist, humus-rich, mossy soil in coniferous forests and dwarf-shrub heath.

It is common. The felt-like Homogyne discolor is characterized by the under side white, felty leaves. Pink, A.. Gardening for the Million. Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation. Xavier Finkenzeller, Jürke Gray: Alpine Flowers. Mosaic Verlag, Munich 1996, ISBN 3-576-10558-1. Homogyne alpina

Joe Marshall

Joseph Hanley Marshall, nicknamed "Home Run Joe", was an outfielder in Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals, he played 12 years in the minor leagues. Marshall stood at 5 ft 8 in and weighed 170 lbs. Joseph Marshall was born in Audubon, Minnesota, he started his professional baseball career in the Red River Valley League. He played on the Montana State League's Helena Senators in early 1900 but was traded to the Great Falls Indians for one player and US$200; the player he was traded for was future Hall of Famer Joe Tinker. The following season, Marshall went to the Spokane Blue Stockings of the Pacific Northwest League, he was a shortstop for the only time in his career and fielded at a.848 clip, but he batted.291 and slugged 15 home runs. In 1902, he hit just 6 homers.1903 was Marshall's big year. Playing for the San Francisco Pirates of the Pacific National League, he batted.343 with a league-leading 25 home runs. The home run total was more than double of any other player in the league.

He led the circuit in slugging percentage and total bases and was the overall "minor league slugging champion" that year. Marshall was acquired by the Pittsburgh Pirates towards the end of the season, he made his major league debut on September 7. In 10 games, he went 6 for 23 with 2 runs batted in; the Pirates faced the Boston Americans in the 1903 World Series. Marshall was in the teams' dugout during the series but did not play, the Pirates lost in eight games. Marshall returned to the Pacific National League in 1904 and hit.345. His 10 homers ranked second overall, he played for the Northwestern League's Vancouver Veterans in 1905. By this time, he was being referred to as "Home Run Joe Marshall" by Sporting Life, he hit. However, he quit the team in late August, saying that he was "done with base ball."The following season, Marshall was back in baseball, this time with the St. Louis Cardinals, he played in 33 games and batted.158 with 0 home runs and 2 RBI. His final major league appearance was on August 17, 1906.

In 1907, Marshall batted just.197 in 17 games. In 1909, he moved down to the Class D Inter-Mountain League and hit.231. Marshall spent 1911 through 1913 with the Union Association's Butte Miners, he had his last good season in 1911, when he batted.320 and finished second in the league in both home runs and slugging percentage. After hitting.275 in 1913, he retired from professional baseball. Overall, Marshall collected 991 hits, including 79 homers, in 825 career minor league games, he did not hit a single home run. Marshall died in 1931 in California, he was buried in Rosedale Cemetery. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference

Order of Ushakov

The Order of Ushakov is a military decoration of the Russian Federation named in honour of admiral Fyodor Ushakov who never lost a battle and was proclaimed patron saint of the Russian Navy. It is bestowed to command grade naval officers for outstanding leadership; the order was established in two classes during World War II by decision of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of March 3, 1944. The idea was given to Joseph Stalin by admiral Nikolai Gerasimovich Kuznetsov in the summer of 1943. Following the 1991 dissolution of the USSR, the Order of Ushakov was retained unchanged by Decision of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Federation 2557-I of March 20, 1992 but it was not awarded in this form; the all encompassing Presidential Decree 1099 of September 7, 2010 that modernised and reorganised the entire Russian awards system away from its Soviet past amended the Order to its present form, a ribbon mounted single class Order. From its establishment in 1944 until September 2010, the Order of Ushakov was awarded to officers of the Navy for outstanding achievements in the development and prosecution of naval operations resulting in victory over a numerically superior enemy.

The Order of Ushakov 1st class was awarded to naval officers for: excellent organization and conduct of operations against the enemy at sea or against its shore installations, the destruction of enemy naval forces or its coastal bases and fortifications in a sudden and decisive strike based on the full cooperation of all forces and resources of the fleet. The Order of Ushakov 2nd class was awarded to naval officers for: excellent leadership and successful combat actions at sea against a numerically superior enemy, which led to heavy enemy losses; the Order of Ushakov 1st class was worn on the right side of the chest and when in the presence of other Orders of the USSR, located after the Order of Suvorov 1st class. The Order 2nd class was worn on the right side and located after the Order of Suvorov 2nd class; the Order of Ushakov 1st class was of multi part construction consisting of a five pointed star struck from platinum, an oxidised silver anchor and chain secured to the platinum star with four rivets, a circular central medallion struck from gold superimposed on the anchor and bearing the relief image of admiral Ushakov, the background being covered in dark blue enamel, around the admiral's head, the inscription in gilt letters "ADMIRAL USHAKOV", below the admiral and oak branches bisected by the hammer and sickle.

The central medallion was surrounded by a gilt rope. On the reverse, a threaded screw and a 33 mm in diameter nut arrangement for attachment to clothing; the award serial number was hand etched in the lower part. The Order 2nd class differed from the 1st class in the materials used in its construction, its five pointed star was made of gold while the anchor and central medallion were of silver and the oak and laurel branches were omitted; the only noticeable difference between the Soviet and early Russian Federation variants was the abrogation of the hammer and sickle from the latter. The Soviet Union's Order of Ushakov first class was awarded a total of 47 times, the second class 194 times; the individuals listed below were awarded the Order of Ushakov 1st class: Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Nikolay Gerasimovich Kuznetsov Admiral Gordey Ivanovich Levchenko Admiral Filipp Sergeyevich Oktyabrskiy Admiral Vladimir Filippovich Tributs Admiral Nikolay Mikhaylovich Kharlamov Admiral Arseniy Grigoriyevich Golovko Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Hovhannes Stepani Isakov Admiral Stepan Grigorievich Kucherov Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Sergey Georgiyevich Gorshkov Admiral Lev Mikhailovich Galler Admiral Sir Bertram Home Ramsay KCB, KBE, MVO Marshal of naval aviation Semen Fedorovich Zhavoronkov Admiral Nikolai Ignatievich Vinogradov Admiral Vladimir Antonovich Alafuzov Admiral Pavel Sergeevich AbankinThe individuals listed below were awarded the Order of Ushakov 2nd class: Vice-Admiral Yuri Fedorovich Rall Rear Admiral Vladimir Konstantinovich Konovalov Captain 2nd grade Israel Ilyich Fisanovich Captain 1st grade Ivan Vasilyevich Travkin Admiral Lev Anatolevich Vladimirsky Rear Admiral Nikolai Alexandrovich Lunin Major General of naval aviation Nikolai Vasilievich Tchelnokov Major General of naval aviation Nikolai Alekseevich Musatov Captain of

River Jones

River Jones is an American producer and owner of River Jones Music. Jones began playing and working with music at age 5, he was into rock music as a youth. Starting at 19, he began a three-year internship at Elektra Records, he worked at Maverick Records, Grand Royal, V2 Music, where he held a number of music industry positions. River recorded a solo album in TX and collaborated with actress Lorelei Linklater. 2002 - 2005 River was a professional musician drumming for Katy Rose on V2 Records and Nettwerk Management in Los Angeles In 2008, Jones began playing in a local riot grrl band, soon met local musician Courtney Marie Andrews. He teamed up with Andrews to produce her first album, on his new label River Jones Music; the album Urban Myths, recorded and produced by Jones out of an apartment June 2008. Andrews's second full length Painters Hands and a Seventh Son was recorded and released by Jones one year later, he soon began to sign other acts. BMG began administering River's solo music in 2018.

River released his first EP on Austin, Texas label Atom Milk during SXSW 2019. See more River Jones Music River Jones in "Austin.com" Mtv: River Jones Ovrld: Pass the Time Austin Town Hall: River Jones Tune Blows Up SXSW: River Jones and Lorelei Linklater Anon Magazine: River Jones Radio Waves State Press: RJM and Friends Festival Phoenix New Times: River Jones, What Are You Listening To? New Times: KUKQ Phoenix Locks in Programming Schedule Official website Phoenix New Times: Interview with River Jones

Ritchies Transport

Ritchies Transport was established in 1972 and describes itself on its website as "the largest owned bus and coach transport operator in New Zealand" with a fleet of "over 1500" vehicles spread across depots nationwide. It owns 46 % of the InterCity tourism company. Ritchies' website says Ritchies was "formed in Temuka 80 years ago by John Ritchie and is still owned by the Ritchie family." And that its head office "was located in Timaru but at the beginning of December 2003 relocated to Christchurch." The company "expanded into the North Island 20 years ago and now has a large operation in Auckland in addition to branches in Helensville, Whangarei, Blenheim, Ashburton, Dunedin, Queenstown, Ruakaka and Chatham Islands." Richies operates coach services for several package tour operators. Auckland. Ritchies' main urban bus operations are in Auckland, operating out of depots in Swanson and Albany servicing West Auckland including Helensville and the North Shore. Ritchies operates high-speed Northern Express NX1 services on the Northern Busway on Auckland's North Shore, under contract to Auckland Transport.

Blenheim. Ritchies operate the local bus service in Blenheim under contract to the Marlborough District Council. There are two loops. Timaru and Temuka. Ritchies was founded in this small South Canterbury city, they have operated four Timaru urban bus routes contracted to Metro since 28 June 2010 operated by Christchurch Bus Services Ltd. They run the Timaru–Temuka bus route. Christchurch. With deregulation of bus services Ritchies entered the Christchurch urban market with a number of routes using various buses purchased from other companies, including the Auckland Regional Authority, Invercargill City Transport, Timaru City Transport and New Plymouth City Buses. In January 1997 Ritchies sold its Christchurch urban contracts to Christchurch Transport Ltd but retained ownership of the buses. Queenstown. In 2016 Ritchies took over Connectabus, Queenstown's owned public transport service and continues to run the services. In 2017 Ritchies bought out Alpine Connexions in Wanaka, integrating their Queenstown–Wanaka services into its own.

Dunedin. Ritchies amalgamated Dunedin bus lines Turnbull Motors, Peninsular Motor Services and Southern Services in 1975. Since Ritchies has operated urban services in Dunedin from time to time. From 1 July 2011, it has operated the Opoho-Shiel Hill, Pine Hill-Lookout Point, University-Concord routes. Public transport in New Zealand Public transport in Auckland Public transport in Christchurch Public transport in Dunedin Public transport in Invercargill Public transport in Wellington Company website