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In the Court of the Crimson Queen

In the Court of the Crimson Queen is the fifteenth studio album by British singer Toyah Willcox. It was released on 15 September 2008 by Willow Recordings Ltd; the album title was suggested by producer/co-author Simon Darlow and was endorsed by King Crimson mainstay and Toyah's husband Robert Fripp. "At last my husband's done something for my career!", Willcox commented. The album was reissued on vinyl in April 2019 by Edsel records, it featured 5 additional tracks, including'Dance In The Hurricane'. The album charted at #74 in the Official UK album charts as well as peaking at #22 in the UK sales charts and #7 in the independent album chart. In the 16 December 2008 issue the New York Good Times Magazine, the publication chose In the Court of the Crimson Queen as its "CD of the Year" and published a track by track review. Author of the review, Jimi LaLumia, stated, "I must devote some space to what is, for me, the event of the year, a new CD, In the Court of the Crimson Queen by UK pop/rock icon Toyah."

All tracks are written by Toyah Willcox and Simon Darlow.. Toyah Willcox - vocals, arrangements Simon Darlow - all instruments, backing vocals, producer, mixing Alfie Darlow - drums on tracks 1, 3 and 4, violin on track 3 Ben Darlow - mastering Alan Sawyers - artwork Dean Stockings - photography The lead single "Latex Messiah" was released digitally in 2007, prior to the album's release and was accompanied by a video made available exclusively online; the single reached #6 on the iTunes UK Rock Chart. Further videos for the tracks "Heal Ourselves", "Lesser God" and "Sensational" followed and can be seen on Toyah's official website and YouTube channel. "Lesser God" was performed on a national UK Tour of Steve Steinman's Vampires Rock, in which Toyah was a guest star during 2008 and 2009. A track recorded for the album, but not included in the initial release, entitled "21st Century Supersister" was subsequently re-worked with new lyrics to be featured in the film The Power Of Three in which Toyah starred in 2011.

The track was released as a digital single along with the original demo as its b-side. The re-worked version was included in the 2013 CD reissue edition of the album. From 26 December 2012, "Sensational" was used in a national UK TV advertising campaign for slimming brand Weight Watchers; the 2019 reissue was promoted with a flurry of regional radio interviews, interviews in the Guardian and Express newspapers and appearances on BBC Radio 4's'Loose Ends' and'Jeremy Vine' on Channel 5. A UK'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen' tour will commence in Oct/Nov 2019. 2008 UK CD Release 2008 Digital Edition 2010 Japanese CD Release 2013 UK Reissue 2019 UK Reissue Toyah discography @ Toyah discography @


Rus, or RUS may refer to: Rus', the transliteration of the Slavic name for Ruthenia Rus', the associated territory Rus' people, the people of Rus' Rus, a Romanian-language surname Rajshahi University School Route utilisation strategy Rural Utilities Service, an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture rus, the ISO 639-2 code for the Russian language RUS, the ISO 3166-1 code for the Russian Federation Rus' Khaganate, a state in Eastern Europe Kievan Rus', an East Slavic medieval state, centered in Kiev Vladimirian Rus', an East Slavic medieval state, centered in Vladimir Halychian Rus', an East Slavic medieval state, in region of Halych Volhynian Rus', an East Slavic medieval state, in regions of Volhynia Halych-Volhynian Rus', an East Slavic medieval state, uniting Halych and Volhynia Kingdom of Rus', an East Slavic medieval kingdom Turovian Rus', an East Slavic medieval state, in region of Turov Polotskian Rus', an East Slavic medieval state, in region of Polotsk Novgorodian Rus', an East Slavic medieval state, centered in Novgorod Muscovite Rus', an East Slavic medieval state, centered in Moscow Tsardom of Rus', an East Slavic early modern state, centered in Moscow Minor Rus', an East Slavic historical region Great Rus’, an East Slavic historical region White Rus', an East Slavic historical region Black Rus', an East Slavic historical region Red Rus', an East Slavic historical region Carpathian Rus', a historical region inhabited by Rusyns Subcarpathian Rus', provisional autonomous region, known as the "Rusyn Land" Subcarpathian Rus', administrative region of the First Czechoslovak Republic Autonomous Subcarpathian Rus', autonomous region of the Second Czechoslovak Republic Ruś, the name of several Polish villages Rus, Jaén, a municipality in the Province of Jaén, Spain Rus, Sălaj, a commune in Sălaj County, Romania Rus, a village in Dumbrăviţa Commune, Maramureş County, Romania Ruse, Bulgaria Ruski Krstur, Serbia Unofficial name of Prospective Piloted Transport System, a Russian proposed manned spacecraft Raptor Upper Stage or Raptor prototype upper-stage engine, a development of the Raptor rocket engine funded by USAF Resonant ultrasound spectroscopy, a laboratory technique Rus, a Russian newspaper published intermittently from 1903 to 1908 Rus, a unit of interior troops of the Russian Federation Rus, a legendary eponymous ancestor, see Lech and Rus Pyc, in Latin characters Russ Western Rus Principality of Rus' Grand Principality of Rus'

Postil of Mikalojus Daukša

The Catholic Postil, That Is a Lay Out of Gospels for Every Week and Feast of the Entire Year was a collection of Roman Catholic sermons and Bible commentaries by Jakub Wujek translated from Polish to Lithuanian by Mikalojus Daukša and first published in 1599. It was one of the first Lithuanian-language texts published in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania; the work is valued by researchers for the purity of the Lithuanian language and for its Polish dedication that defended the use of the Lithuanian language in public life. The 646-page postil remained the largest Lithuanian published work until the 19th century. After the Council of Trent, the Roman Catholic Church religious texts in native languages to combat the Protestant Reformation. Lutheran pastor Jonas Bretkūnas published his Lithuanian postil in the Duchy of Prussia in 1591 prompting Lithuanian Catholics into action. Jakub Wujek, rector of the Jesuit Academy in Vilnius, published two postils in Polish – a larger one in 1573–1575 and a smaller in 1579–1580.

The large postil was aimed at well educated clergy and delved into theological arguments by various Christian sects. The smaller postil was aimed at an average priest, it was not a summary of the larger postil, but a brand new work that used various texts by other authors, including Louis of Granada, Johann Wild, Johann Eck, Johann Augustanus Faber, etc. Wujek's postils were an answer to a Protestant postil of Mikołaj Rej published in 1557. Lithuanian priest Mikalojus Daukša translated the smaller postil into Lithuanian, he used the 2nd edition of the Polish postil and added details from the 3rd edition, published in 1590 in Kraków. Several times, the text refers to Pope Gregory XIII, who died in 1585, as the current pope though the text was given to the printing press of the Jesuit Academy in Vilnius in early 1595. At the time, 500 copies of books were published but it is possible that more copies of the Catholic Postil were published to compete with the Protestant Postil of Jonas Bretkūnas.

After translating the postil, Daukša translated Catechism, or Education Obligatory to Every Christian but it was published first in 1595 as it was much smaller and less expensive work. Eight original postils survive, they are kept at the Vilnius University Library, National Martynas Mažvydas Library, Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, Göttingen State and University Library, Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vatican Library. The Vatican copy was gifted to Pope Pius XI by President Antanas Smetona in May 1930. Excerpts from the Catholic Postil by Daukša were first republished in 1823 in Vilnius, it was two short booklets believed to have been prepared by Simonas Stanevičius to showcase the beauty and lexical richness of the Lithuanian language and to encourage its development and use. The first Lithuanian translation of the Polish dedication to the reader was published in Varpas in 1900. In the 19th century, Daukša and his texts became established as key developments in the history of the Lithuanian language and started attracting academic interest.

Stanevičius and bishop Motiejus Valančius raised the issue of republishing the Catholic Postil in full, but the work was started by Eduards Volters only in 1898. The first two sections were published in 1904 and 1909; the third section was complete, but the outbreak of World War I prevented its publication. Volters managed to convince the Soviet Union to complete the third section and it was published in 1927. In total, 456 pages of the original postil were published. In 1926, a photocopy of the postil was published by Mykolas Biržiška. In 1977, Polish linguist Czesław Kudzinowski published a two-volume Indeks-słownik do Daukšos Postile which alphabetically indexes all Lithuanian words and their forms in the postil and provides their Polish equivalent in Wujek's postil. A new publication of the postil alongside the Polish original was prepared by Jonas Palionis and published in 2000. Measuring at 31 by 20 centimetres, Catholic Postil has a total of 646 pages: 8 pages of dedications written by Daukša, 630 pages of translated sermons, 6 pages of erratum, 2 pages of covers.

Some surviving copies of the book have an image of the coat of arms of Merkelis Giedraitis, the Bishop of Samogitia and sponsor of the postil, with a Latin quatrain about it as well as an eight-line dedication to Giedraitis. The dedication was written by Vaclovas Daujotas from Labūnava. Daukša added two dedications, one in Latin to his benefactor Giedraitis and another in Polish to the reader; the Latin dedication survives in only one copy of the book, kept by the Kražiai College and Simonas Stanevičius. It is dated 1 March 1599, it is a panegyric work that praises Bishop Merkelis but, unlike many such works, does not portray excessive humility on Daukša's part. Instead, the dedication makes references to "our" compares Daukša to Orpheus. Though both Merkelis and Daukša were members of the clergy, the dedication does not reference the Bible or the popes and instead draws parallels with the Classical Antiquity. Overall, the dedication shows clear influence of classical authors Cicero. Daukša praises Merkelis' work and accomplishments and states that he will earn gratitude from the homeland for his dedication, from the clergy for making their work easier, from the peopl


Zenderman is a Japanese anime television series which first aired from February 3, 1979 to January 26, 1980 on every Saturday from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm with a total of 52 episodes. It is the third show in the sequence of "Time Bokan Series" produced by Tatsunoko Productions, it was preceded by "Yatterman" and succeeded by "Rescueman". Dr Monja is a scientist, curious about the nature of the legendary "Elixir of Life" which grants the user eternal lifetimes and forever youth, he built a device called the "Time Tunnel" in order to let a team of youngsters to start a quest down the timeline and various spaces to find an exact answer. The Akudama Trio, however, is seemingly after the same thing. Who will get it first? Tetsu: The lab assistant of Dr Monja aged 13. Like his counterpart Tanpei in the show Time Bokan, he is quite capable at mechanics. Sakura: Amattan: Dr. Monja: Muujo: Tobocke: Donjuro: Nyaravota: Referee Machine: Narrator: Kei Tomiyama Zenderman at Anime News Network's encyclopedia

Shaka rising from the Gold Coffin

Shaka rising from the Gold Coffin is an anonymous hanging scroll from the 11th century depicting the resurrection of Shakyamuni Buddha as described in the Mahamaya Sutra. A masterpiece of buddhist painting in the late Heian period, it has been praised for its "lively" and "extremely delicate and sensitive" ink brushwork, "used skillfully to create a dramatic scene"; the decoration of the dresses is seen as characteristic of the Fujiwara period, with "elaborate cut-gold design" and "gold and rich colors applied to the main figure wonderfully". It has been designated a National Treasure of Japan; the scroll depicts a dramatic scene following the death of Gautama Buddha. When his mother Maya heard that Buddha had died and attained Enlightenment and entered Nirvana, she rushed to see him from Trāyastriṃśa; when she arrived, Buddha opened his golden coffin and rose up, with one thousand rays gleaming from his head. According to the Mahamaya Sutra, he "calmly informed his mother that all laws are imperishable, that he had left behind him all the law necessary for posterity".

This sutra was the first reference to the episode of the resurrection of Buddha. It was translated into chinese in the 6th century, has been seen as a main influence for this painting. Many saintly figures and animals surround the coffin and contemplate the scene, as Buddha and Maya look at each other. After speaking with his mother, Buddha closed himself the coffin; the painting used to belong to the Chōhō-ji temple, but it was donated by Matsunaga Kinenkan to the Kyoto National Museum in Kyoto, where it is now kept and exhibited occasionally. During January 2018 it was lent to the Tokyo National Museum, exhibited in the Honkan Room 2. Noritake Tsuda, History of Japanese Art: From Prehistory to the Taisho Period. Tuttle Publishing, ISBN 9784805310311 Website of the painting Website of the painting


AquaNox is a series of submarine-based first-person shooter/simulation video games set in the distant future. The collection includes AquaNox 2: Revelation and AquaNox: The Angel's Tears; the predecessor and the starter of the series is the MS-DOS title Archimedean Dynasty. In the middle of the 22nd century, raw materials on Earth became scarce and as the end of the resources loomed, people began to prospect for resources on the ocean floor; this resulted in the construction of mining stations beneath the Pacific and Indian oceans. Many countries set up these deep-sea stations where workers and engineers extracted the oceans' treasures; the output was far from enough to cover an ever-increasing demand. When the natural resources on Earth's surface were depleted, a time of destruction and wars began. In the fight over the planet's last remaining resources, alliances fell apart, countries became hostile and old conflicts flared up. With increasing cruelty and senselessness, man destroyed the basis of life on the surface of the earth.

After a series of resource wars, nuclear weapons completed the destruction that man had not yet finished with his industrial pollution. When the last glimmer of hope for humanity's survival was extinguished, people fled into the depths of the oceans; the former extraction stations became the last refuge of those fortunate enough to be able to pay the price of entry into the underwater world. The poorest of the poor were left behind, condemned to die in a desolate world polluted by radioactivity. Life outside the oceans became impossible as the continents were flooded by rising sea levels and a harsh nuclear winter covered most of the oceans and the shrinking surface landmass of the planet with a layer of radioactive dust and ice many meters thick. A 40-meter thick layer of dead organic matter, the so-called POM layer, covered the oceans. Not a single ray of sunlight penetrated the dense particulate layer that plunged the world into a darkness like none other. Mankind rose one last time to a new life, the only life, in a dead new world.

This world was humanity's creation, was now called Aqua. The following events take place in the middle of the 27th century. Today, in the year 2661, mankind lives in gigantic cities underwater. Aqua is divided into political power blocs, such as the Aquatoria of the capitalistic, democratically governed Atlantic Federation, the oligarchy of the Arabic Clans Union and the monarchist Russo-Japanese Shogunate. In the South Pacific lies the Tornado Zone, stirred up by surface storms, where an anarchist pack of mercenaries, pirates and outlaws gathers ready to sell their friends and their souls. A single company has long ago monopolized many industries necessary for human survival underwater—EnTrOx, which stands for "Energy-Transportation-Oxygen". New technologies allow fast underwater travel. However, many old technologies have become useless. For example, due to the high amounts of fallout in the atmosphere, satellite communication and global positioning are impossible, although some organizations are looking for ways to restore these abilities.

The player's task is to complete a series of story-related combat missions. During the course of the missions additional support and story elements are revealed by the secondary characters; the enemies range from hostile vessels to artificial life-forms such as Bionts. The Aquanox series include the following games, listed by the release in a chronological order: The player once again jumps into the role of Emerald "Deadeye" Flint. After the Bionts are defeated, Flint goes back to being a mercenary as a leader of a Biont-hunting task force. Things turn for the worse when the Succubus, is stolen on one of the stations; the game begins with one of Flint's dubious acquaintances giving him an old working sub and several missions to get him started. Throughout the game, Flint earns money by completing missions, allowing him to purchase better subs and equipment; the new equipment appears throughout the game, available for purchase, as the player progress in the storyline. Speaking, the player is allowed to buy a new boat and a new set of weaponry per chapter.

While on stations, Flint can speak with various characters in order to get new missions and deepen the atmosphere of the game. The former system of upgrading the vessel with a variety of defensive turrets has been simplified by fixing the player's view to the cockpit as well as permitting the usage of only two on-hull-installed cannons; as the result of this change, the controls of the submarine have been adapted to the first-person shooter's mouse-based layout, removing the need for the joystick, thus the game has compromised its tactical depth in order to increase the intensity of combat. This change has raised critique among the reviewers, stating that the developers' focus fell inadequately on the visual performance rather than the actual gameplay of its predecessor.... But while Archimedean Dynasty was a complex, mission-based simulation with trading and privateering, AquaNox is an arcade-style action game that abandons or simplifies those elements. Combat is fast paced and more similar in style to Quake's, or a rail shooter's, than it is to the more tactical battles in other underwater sims.

The game was one of the first applications to use the T&L effects by supporting the NVIDIA Geforce 3 Ti graphics accelerator. Considering the game engine has been used for months to market Nvidia's flagship GeForce 3 video card, it's no surprise that the graphics are outstanding; the game has been designed to take advantage of all the high-end capabilities of the GeForce and its latest generation of cards, the environments look amazing as a result. Textures are c