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James Arnold Taylor

James Arnold Taylor is an American voice actor and podcaster, known for portraying Ratchet in the Ratchet & Clank franchise, the main character Tidus in Final Fantasy X, Shuyin in Final Fantasy X-2, Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars animated features such as Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the franchise's video games, Johnny Test in the animated series Johnny Test. Taylor was raised in Santa Barbara, California, he has been voice acting since 1995, first appearing in the Japanese game Emit. He has been an active member of the voice acting community since, appearing in numerous roles, including Ratchet in the Ratchet & Clank video game series and Tidus from Final Fantasy X. From 2005 until 2011, Taylor voiced Fred Flintstone in commercials and promotional material, following the death of Henry Corden. In 2013, he published the book JAT 365: 365 Inspirations for the Pursuit of Your Dreams. In 2018, he began the podcast Talking to Myself. Official website James Arnold Taylor on IMDb James Arnold Taylor at Anime News Network's encyclopedia James Arnold Taylor at Behind The Voice Actors Interview w/ James about Batman: Brave & the Bold

Yoon Myung-june

Yoon Myung-june is a South Korean pitcher for the Doosan Bears of the KBO League. He throws right-handed. Yoon was selected sixth overall by the Doosan Bears in the 2012 KBO Draft; as a sophomore at Korea University in 2009 Yoon was promoted to the team's starting rotation. Yoon hurled one-run baseball over 7.1 innings and fanned 10 batters against reigning national champion Kyungsung University in his first 2009 season game as a starter. However, Yoon was sidelined with injuries for 3 months and finished the season with a 2.36 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 34.1 innings pitched. Yoon broke out in 2010 when he racked up 6 wins as a starter and posted a 0.85 ERA in 52.2 innings pitched. He led the national collegiate league in ERA, was sixth in strikeouts and seventh in wins. During the season, Yoon was selected for the South Korean national collegiate team and participated in the friendly baseball championship against the United States national baseball team and the 2010 World University Baseball Championship.

As a senior in 2011, Yoon had another strong collegiate season, posting a 6-2 record and an ERA of 1.38 and fanning 66 strikeouts. At the President's Flag Championship, Yoon led his team to the championship tossing a complete game shutout in the final game, earned the MVP honors. In September 2011, Yoon was called up to the South Korean senior national team for the 2011 Baseball World Cup held in Panama. Career statistics and player information from Korea Baseball Organization Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference Yun Myeong-jun at Doosan Bears Baseball Club

Alfreda Frances Bikowsky

Alfreda Frances Bikowsky is a career Central Intelligence Agency officer who has headed the Bin Laden Issue Station and the Global Jihad unit. Bikowsky's identity is not publicly acknowledged by the Agency but was deduced by independent investigative journalists in 2011. In January 2014, the Washington Post named her and tied her to a pre-9/11 intelligence failure and the extraordinary rendition of Khalid El-Masri; the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture, released in December 2014, showed that Bikowsky was not only a key part of the torture program but one of its chief apologists, resulting in the media's giving her the moniker "The Unidentified Queen of Torture."Bikowsky married her former boss Michael Scheuer in December 2014. Bikowsky started her CIA career in the 1990s as a Soviet analyst, she was brought into the Bin Laden Issue Station when it was created in 1996 by its first Chief, Michael Scheuer. Sometime after the USS Cole bombing in October 2000, she was promoted to Deputy Chief of the Bin Laden Issue Station.

By March 2003, she had been appointed Chief of the station. The station was closed in late 2005. Ken Silverstein reported that Bikowsky was a top candidate to be CIA Deputy Chief of Station in Baghdad in 2007. However, a CIA spokesman wrote to Silverstein to say Bikowsky was not considered for the position and to dispute the characterization of her in the post. In 2008, Jane Mayer reported that Bikowsky held "a top post handling sensitive matters in the Middle East." It was reported in 2011. She is equivalent of a general in the military. According to the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture, Bikowsky was at the center of the CIA's effort to justify its use of "enhanced interrogation" techniques, she testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee in February 2007 that enhanced interrogation saved at least hundreds of American lives. The report lists three other claims Bikowsky calls them all inaccurate. Bikowsky's pseudonym was redacted at least three dozen times in the report. Bikowsky was a senior staff member at the Bin Laden Issue Station in January 2000.

She was the direct supervisor of Michael Anne Casey, a CIA staff operations officer, assigned to track future 9/11 hijacker Khalid al-Mihdhar at an al-Qaeda operatives' meeting in Malaysia in early January 2000. Casey blocked a draft cable written by Doug Miller, an FBI agent detailed to the Bin Laden Issue Station, to the FBI warning that al-Mihdhar had a multiple-entry visa for travel to the U. S. Mark Rossini, another FBI agent first assigned to the Bin Laden Issue Station in 1999, testified that Casey verbally ordered him to not share information with FBI headquarters about al-Mihdhar or Nawaf al-Hazmi, traveling with al-Mihdhar. Rossini further stated that Bikowsky told congressional investigators in 2002 that she hand-delivered al-Mihdhar's visa information to FBI headquarters; this was proven false by FBI log books. The CIA shared some details about al-Mihdhar with the FBI at that time, but not that he had a valid visa to enter the U. S. Former CIA officer John Kiriakou was interviewed about the arrest and extraordinary rendition of Canadian citizen Maher Arar, which occurred in September 2002 at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Kiriakou said a senior woman CIA counter-terrorism officer ordered the rendition over the objections of her subordinates. Arar was sent to Syria where he was tortured and held for one year. In reference to the episode, he referred to the film Zero Dark Thirty. Bikowsky has been identified as "the redheaded former Soviet analyst, in the Bin Laden Unit during Michael Scheuer's supervision" in Jane Mayer's book, The Dark Side. After Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was captured in March 2003, Mayer writes of Bikowsky: Despite the CIA's insistence on the professionalism of its interrogation program, according to two well-informed Agency sources, one overzealous female officer had to be reprimanded for her role. After Mohammed was captured, the woman, who headed the Al Qaeda unit in the CTC, was so excited she flew at government expense to the black site where Mohammed was held so that she could watch him being waterboarded.... Coworkers said, she was not an interrogator. "She thought it would be cool to be in the room," a former colleague said.

The Senate torture report claims Bikowsky participated in the interrogation and that claims she made about the results were "almost inaccurate." In late January 2004, Bikowsky, as head of the Bin Laden Issue Station, made the decision to extraordinarily render Khalid El-Masri to Afghanistan for four months without any evidence in hand. El-Masri's name was a different transliteration of Khalid al-Masri, the name of a person who had met Ramzi bin al-Shibh and Marwan al-Shehhi on a train in Germany. After El-Masri's passport was checked and his identity as a different person was confirmed in March, Bikowsky still wanted him held in detention in Afghanistan. El-Masri was released in late May; the CIA Inspector General determined. Bikowsky received no reprimand for the incident, because then-CIA Director Michael Hayden said he didn't want to deter the initiative of counter-terrorism employees. In 2015, the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, a German non-profit human rights organization, filed a criminal complaint in Germany asking for a federal criminal investigation of Bikowsky for the rendition and torture of El-Masri.

Germany's Code of Crimes against International Law does not require the accused to be in Germany or the crime

Haplogroup L4 (mtDNA)

Haplogroup L4 is a human mitochondrial DNA haplogroup. It is a small maternal clade restricted to Africa. L4 is important in East Horn of Africa; the highest frequencies are in Tanzania among the Hadza at 60-83% and Sandawe at 48%. It has L4a and L4b. Subgroup L4a was called L7 and considered a separate subclade of L3'4'7, it has been recognized as a subclade of L4, with L3 as its outgroup by Behar et al.. The parent clade L3'4 is to have emerged at 106–66 kya. L4 is not much than this, estimated at 87 kya by Fernandes et al.. The following phylogeny is based on van Kayser. L3'4 L4 L4a, mutations: 195C, 3357, 5460, 10373, 11253, 11344, 11485, 12414, 13174, 14302, 16260. L4a1 L4a1a L4a2 L4b, mutations: 709, 3918. L4b1 L4b2 L4b2a L4b2a1 L4b2a2 L4b2a2a L4b2a2b L4b2b Ian Logan's Mitochondrial DNA Site Mannis van Oven's Phylotree

Enhanced CD

Enhanced CD is a certification mark of the Recording Industry Association of America for various technologies that combine audio and computer data for use in both Compact Disc and CD-ROM players. Formats that fall under the "enhanced CD" category include mixed mode CD, CD-i, CD-i Ready, CD-Extra/CD-Plus; the technology was popular in the late 1990s with the increase of computer usage. Music CDs included music videos and other various content. However, more acts wishing to include enhanced content include a DVD instead, with the disadvantage of it not playing in a CD audio player, but with the advantage of storing greater amounts of data and/or higher-quality video. Sometimes computer CD-ripping programs have problems ripping some enhanced CDs those that have the data in a separate section after the audio section; these CDs have the data 11,400 sectors after the audio, but some CD rippers may try to rip this blank section with the last track. DualDisc CDVU+ Super Audio CD Mixed Mode CD

Tokuyama Corporation

Tokuyama Corporation is a Japanese, Tokyo-based chemical company and the worlds fourth largest silicon manufacturer. The company was founded as Nihon Soda Kogyo Co. Ltd. a producer of soda ash in 1918 by Katsujiro Iwai. It changed name in 1936 in 1994 to its present name, it is a component of the Nikkei 225 stock index. The company operates across Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, United States, Germany. Soda ash and calcium chloride Chlor-alkali and vinyl chloride products: caustic soda, propylene oxide, vinyl chloride monomer New organic chemicals: isopropyl alcohol Portland cement: ordinary, early-strength, medium-heat Recycling services Fresco Giclee Electronic materials: polycrystalline silicon Fumed silica SHAPAL products: aluminum nitride IC chemicals and the cleaning system: high purity chemicals for electronics manufacturing, positive-type photoresist Fine Chemicals: photochromic dye materials, hard coating solutions for plastic lenses, pharmaceutical bulk ingredients, amino radical protectants Microporous film: polyethylene porous film Dental materialsSource Official global website