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Mototeru Takagi

Mototeru Takagi was a Japanese tenor saxophone player, known for playing in a distinctive and powerful free jazz style. He played with many of the most important Japanese free groups and musicians during the seventies, such as ESSG and those of Masahiko Togashi, Motoharu Yoshizawa and Masayuki Takayanagi. Takagi grew up in Yokohama. During his younger years, he spent time in the bands of players like Charlie Ishiguro and Hisashi Sakurai, but only began developing his distinctive free style when he joined the Motoharu Yoshizawa Trio in 1968; the following year he joined Togashi's Quartet and ESSG. After Togashi's accident, Takagi played with Masayuki Takayangi's New Direction Unit and in a duo with percussionist Sabu Toyozumi. From November 1973 he spent one year playing in France, returning to Japan in November 1974. Takagi recorded few albums as a leader over the course of his career, but he was valued as a collaborator by many Japanese jazz and avant-garde musicians. We Now Create, w/ Masahiko Togashi Quartet Deep Sea/Abyss Duo 1969, w/ Motoharu Yoshizawa If Ocean Is Broken w/ Sabu Toyozumi Isolation, w/ Masahiko Togashi Speed & Space, w/ Masahiko Togashi Quartet Call in Question, w/ Masayuki Takayanagi New Direction V.

A. 2 to 10 Saxophone Adventure V. A. Sensational Jazz'70 Come back to Foster, w/ 1864 Cotton Field Rock Band Amalgamation, w/ Masahiko Sato & Soundbreakers V. A. Genya V. A. Inspiration & Power 14 Jazz a Maison du Japon Paris, w/ Kako Quartet Origination, w/ Toshiyuki Tsuchitori Mothra Freight! Waterweed, w/ Sabu Toyozumi Story of Wind Behind Left, w/ Masahiko Togashi Quartet Meditation Among Us, w/ Milford Graves et al. Concrete Voices, w/ EEU Talking about Fussa, w/ King Kong Paradise Duo & Trio, w/ Derek Bailey et al. Grow, w/ Koji Kikuchi Kozan, w/ Hirokazu Yamada & Motoharu Yoshizawa 2001.07.06 Domo Arigato Derek Sensei, w/ Henry Kaiser et al. Soejima Teruto. Nihon furii jazu shi. Tokyo: Seidosha, 2002 WFMU tribute show to Takagi

Days of Future Past

"Days of Future Past" is a storyline in the Marvel Comics comic book The Uncanny X-Men issues #141–142, published in 1981. It deals with a dystopian future. An adult Kate Pryde transfers her mind into her younger self, the present-day Kitty Pryde, who brings the X-Men to prevent a fatal moment in history that triggers anti-mutant hysteria; the storyline was produced during the franchise's rise to popularity under the writer/artist team of Chris Claremont, John Byrne and Terry Austin. The dark future seen in the story has been revisited numerous times, was the basis for the 2014 similarly-titled feature film X-Men: Days of Future Past, wherein Wolverine is sent back in time. In 2001, fans voted the first issue of this storyline the 25th greatest Marvel comic; the Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe: Alternate Universes 2005 gave the numerical designation for the original "Days of Future Past" timeline as Earth-811 in the Marvel Multiverse. The storyline alternates between the present year of 1980 and the future year of 2013.

In the future, Sentinels rule a dystopian United States, mutants are hunted and placed in internment camps. Having conquered North America and hunted all mutants and other superhumans, the Sentinels are turning their attention to the rest of the world. On the eve of a feared nuclear holocaust, the few remaining X-Men, while making a desperate attempt to stop the Sentinels, send Kitty Pryde's mind backward through time, to possess the body of her younger-self and to prevent a pivotal event in mutant–human history and the cause of these events: the assassination of Senator Robert Kelly by Mystique's newly reassembled Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Working with the present-day X-Men, Kitty Pryde's future-self succeeds in her mission and is pulled back to her own time, while her present-day-self is returned with no memory of any interim; the world of 2013 is not shown again in this story arc. John Byrne devised the plot for "Days of Future Past", since he wanted to do a story featuring the Sentinels and his collaborator Chris Claremont had no interest in coming up with one.

Years Byrne said, he realized that he had unconsciously lifted the "spine" of the plot from the 1972 Doctor Who serial "Day of the Daleks". The series was named for the album Days of Future Passed by the Moody Blues. Though Byrne had intended "Days of Future Past" to be a self-contained story, with the future world seen in the story no longer existing as an alternate timeline following the conclusion, a number of stories have revisited this future and acted as outright sequels. Rachel Summers, a character seen in the future segments of "Days of Future Past" travels through time to the present day and joins the X-Men. A supervillain, follows her to the present in the "Days of Future Present" crossover. In this story, Ahab kidnaps the children Franklin Richards and Nathan Summers but is defeated by the X-Men, X-Factor, the New Mutants and the Fantastic Four. Rachel joins the European mutant team Excalibur, whose series twice revisited the "Days of Future Past" timeline; the first time was in a story by Alan Davis entitled "Days of Future Yet To Come", in which a time-traveling Excalibur and several Marvel UK heroes overthrow the Sentinel rulers of future America.

This storyline reveals that Excalibur's robotic "mascot" Widget had been possessed by the spirit of the future Kitty Pryde. A similar but distinct reality is seen in a vision by her teammate Captain Britain; this story, "Days of Future Tense", reveals the final fate of that timeline's Excalibur team. A prelude to "Days of Future Past" was produced in a three-part mini-series entitled "Wolverine: Days of Future Past"; this three-issue mini dealt with ramifications between the catalyst for the creation of the alternative future up until the main storyline in Uncanny X-Men 141–142. The prelude explains why Logan leaves for Canada and why Magneto is in a wheelchair in the main two issue story. Another view of this reality was presented in the second issue of Hulk: Broken Worlds. A short story, "Out of Time", examines the life of Bruce Banner in a Sentinel prison camp. Years of Future Past. A sequel based on the original storyline written by Marguerite Bennett, Years of Future Past, was released in June 2015, featuring the "Days of Future Past" timeline depicted in the 2015 "Secret Wars" storyline.

The setting of the timeline on Battleworld is called the Sentinel Territories. Major characters in the series include Christina Pryde and Cameron, the children of Kate Pryde and Colossus. Christina "Chrissie" Pryde is the youngest mutant in existence. Fifteen years ago, the Baron of the United Doomstates, President Kelly, created the Mutant Control Act, which put all mutants in internment camps, locking mutants away, creating collars to disable their abilities, sterilizing them. Chrissie goes looking for a chemical. Taking the chemical back to her mother, after reuniting with her father, Uncle Erik, Aunt Rachel, they break out of their camp, Chrissie uses her newly awakened powers to change into liquid metal and destroy an attacking Sentinel. Meanwhile, President Kelly has hired a team to document footage of mutants killing each other, as soon the American people will vote on whether or not to reform the control act. However, the group of mutants have discovered a virus in the Sentinels to kill the president, they want Chrissie and Logan's son, Cameron, to save him, believing the image of mutants saving the president will stop the control act once an

Drauńćiai shooting

The Draučiai shooting was a shooting spree that occurred in Draučiai, a small village in the Širvintos District Municipality, Lithuania on February 15, 1998, when 58-year-old Leonardas Zavistonovičius, a Polish local, killed nine Lithuanian people and wounded another, before being beaten to death. Due to the ethnicities of the perpetrator and the victims, it was speculated that the crime was politically motivated, but the investigation proved this to be untrue: Zavistonovičius suffered from severe mental illness. At 4 p.m. on Sunday, Zavistonovičius armed himself with a Russian hunting rifle IZH-12 and a Czech carbine ZKK-601 with telescopic sight – both weapons were held with permit renewed less than a year prior to the incident. Within the next half-hour, he went to four houses where he killed nine of his neighbours and their relatives, all of them with single shots to the head or chest. Zavistonovičius first went to the most distant farm from his house, its owner, Jonas Bareika, was killed in his bed.

He shot Bareikas' partner Marytė Rutkauskienė who at the time was making broom stalls. Afterwards, he approached Bareikas' neighbour Leonas Garbatavičius, whom he shot dead at the front door of his house, his next stop was at the Vrubliauskas farm, where he killed Vytautas Vrubliauskas and wounded his mother Jadvyga and sister Zofija. Zofija Vrubliauskaitė, who lived in Širvintos and came to visit the family on the weekend, died the same night in Širvintos hospital while undergoing surgery. Jadvyga Vrubliauskienė died a week in Vilnius Red Cross Hospital; the perpetrator moved to Raudeliūnas' home, closest to his own house. The next victims were Vanda Raudeliūnienė and her visiting daughter Dalia Kalibatienė, a senior lieutenant with the Ministry of National Defence; the Kalibaitis family were visiting the family. Zavistonovičius killed a dog which attempted to defend the women, he fetched a mattress from his own house so he would not have to lay down on cold winter ground and took cover to ambush Antanas Raudeliūnas, his son-in-law Mindaugas Kalibatas, his grandsons Vilius and Tadas.

The men were gathering wood in a nearby forest. They heard the shots but were not concerned as they thought it was hunters who frequented the forests; when the four men came out of the woods, Zavistonovičius first shot Mindaugas Kalibatas in the chest, but the bullet grazed, ripping a piece of flesh but not causing more serious internal damage. The perpetrator shot Vilius as he ran to help his father; when the gunman approached them and his other son Tadas attacked him, grabbed his rifles and beat him until he collapsed. Since no one in the village had phones, Mindaugas Kalibatas drove himself and his son Vilius to hospital in Širvintos located about 15 kilometres away; the hospital sent ambulances to the village. Zofija Vrubliauskaitė and Jadvyga Vrubliauskienė were found still alive. Zavistonovičius died around 10 p.m. in hospital. Only two inhabitants of the village were left alive, Antanas Raudeliūnas and Zavistonovičius' mother Juzefa. Jonas Bareika, 40 Marytė Rutkauskienė, partner of Jonas Bareikas Leonas Garbatavičius, 58 Dalia Kalibatienė, 48 Vilius Kalibatas, 17, son of Dalia Kalibatienė Vanda Raudeliūnienė, 66, mother of Dalia Kalibatienė Jadvyga Vrubliauskienė, 76 Vytautas Vrubliauskas, 38, son of Jadvyga Vrubliauskienė Zofija Vrubliauskaitė, 42, daughter of Jadvyga Vrubliauskienė The Lithuanian government reacted at the highest levels as it was afraid that the shooting spree was politically motivated and might provoke further violence.

It occurred on the eve of the 80th anniversary of the Act of Independence of Lithuania. Zavistonovičius was a member of the Polish minority in Lithuania, which continues to have strained relationship with the Lithuanian government, while his victims were Lithuanian. Prime Minister Gediminas Vagnorius assembled a special commission to investigate the circumstances of the crime while press secretary of the Lithuanian President Algirdas Brazauskas attempted to convince the media to delay the news until Polish President Aleksander Kwaśniewski departed the celebrations in Vilnius. Minister of the Interior Vidmantas Žiemelis was sent to deliver government condolences in person; the government paid for the funerals of the victims. The funeral of Kalibatis family in Salininkai was attended by many dignitaries, including Minister of National Defence Česlovas Stankevičius, members of the Seimas, officers of the Lithuanian Army; the results of the investigation were that the shooting spree was caused by a mental illness, not a political agenda.

Zavistonovičius held a gun for hunting since 1975. The permits were periodically renewed; as part of the renewal process, Zavistonovičius had to pass an examination by a psychiatrist. None of the psychiatrists who examined Zavistonovičius noticed anything suspicious, a fact which caused much controversy. During the investigation it was uncovered that in 1985 Zavistonovičius had been referred to and examined by the Vilnius Psychiatric Hospital. Zavistonovičius was married three times; the third wife separated from him just ten months before the shooting and described his morbid jealousy and persecutory delusions though neighbors saw him as an intelligent and helpful man. Relatives had begun noticing various symptoms since 1978, which may have been related to a car crash in 1976. In light of these findings, the prosecutor's office explored a possibility of charging the seven doctors who signed off on Zavistonovičius' gun permit with negligence. However, it was determined that the doctors were not negligent: witho

Clive Moyo-Modise

Clive Zwelibanzi Moyo-Modise is a footballer who played as a midfielder or striker. Born in London, Clive started his career with Rochdale in 2005 and scored his first senior professional goal of his career against Darlington on 6 October 2006, he scored. Whilst there he attracted a number of clubs in the higher leagues including Bolton, he scored the only goal in the Senior Lancashire Cup Final in 2005/06 season. In early November, Clive was called up to the South African under-21s side, but had to pull put of the squad due to a hamstring injury. Although born in England, Clive qualifies internationally for South Africa due to his parents, he in his playing spell in South Africa, played for the national Under-23 team. He scored on his debut in the 3–1 loss against Cameroon in the Sasol Eight Nations Tournament held in Johannesburg, he received a senior national call up from Carlos Alberto Parreira for a 2-week training camp in Johannesburg early 2008. On 9 February 2007, Clive joined Mossley on loan for a month.

After scoring 5 goals in 7 matches, his loan was extended until the end of the season at the Northern Premier League Premier Division club. He left Rochdale on 11 May 2007 and joined South African Premier Soccer League side Bidvest Wits. Moyo-Modise spent just a season at Wits after arriving from England scoring three times while playing as a winger, he was offered a contract by Golden Arrows in mid September but rejected to go back to England for family reasons. He had a successful trial at cash strapped Stockport County in March 2009, but was unable to sign as club was bound for administration. On 11 February 2010, Moyo-Modise joined Conference National side Altrincham on a free transfer before leaving to search for regular first team football on 19 March 2010, he signed forms with Ashton United on 1 March 2010 on dual-registration. Clive Moyo-Modise at Soccerbase Mossleyweb stats

Italian Costa Ricans

Italian Costa Ricans are citizens of Costa Rica who are of Italian ancestry. Most of them reside in the capital city of the Coto Brus Canton. After Cristoforo Colombo's discovery of Costa Rica in 1502, only a few Italians - mostly from the Republic of Genova - moved to live in the Costa Rica region; the italo-costarican historian Rita Bariatti named Girolamo Benzomi, Stefano Corti, Antonio Chapui, Jose Lombardo, Francesco Granado, Benito Valerino between those who created important families in colonial Costa Rica. In the 1883 census of Costa Rica there were only 63 Italian citizens and most of them living in the San José area, but soon in 1888 there were 1433 Italians working in the creation of new railways. In 1888, the railroad brought in laborers from Italy as an alternative workforce; the terrible work conditions prompted them to leave the railroad project although many remained in Costa Rica, settling in a government-sponsored colony known as San Vito in the Southern Pacific region. However, one third of those Italian workers of the railways remained in Costa Rica: they created a small but important community.

In the 1920s and 1930s the Italian community grew in importance because some Italo-costaricans reached top levels in the political arena: Julio Acosta - descendant from a Genoese family in San Jose since colonial times - served as President of Costa Rica from 1920 to 1924. In 1939 there were nearly 15000 Italians resident in Costa Rica and many suffered persecutions during WW2In 1952, there was an influx of Italian immigrants farmers, who arrived in San Vito armed with tractors and other farm machinery, began to farm the land intensively and to raise cattle. An Italian organization for agricultural colonization purchased 10,000 hectares of land from the government of Costa Rica. Indeed in the 1950s a group of 500 Italian colonists settled in the area of San Vito. In 1952, in the midst of the post-war socio-economic crisis in Europe, the two brothers Ugo and Vito Sansonetti organised a group of Italian pioneers from forty different places, from Trieste to Taranto, including a handful from Istria and Dalmatia.

This Italian immigration is a typical example of directed agricultural colonisation, similar in many ways to the process in other places in Latin America. The European immigrants were helped by the Comité Intergubernamental para las Migraciones Europeas. Vito Sansonetti, a seaman by profession, was the founder of the colonising company which he named Sociedad Italiana de Colonización Agricola, was in charge of negotiations with the Costa Rican authorities represented by the Instituto de Tierras y Colonización. San Vito is the only place in Costa Rica in which the teaching of the Italian language is compulsory in the educational system, promoted by the Ministerio de Educación Pública in order to save Italian customs and traditions. Additionally there it is an Italian cultural center in San Vito as well as several Italian restaurants, but the Italian language is spoken only by the older citizens of San Vito if many young people have some superficial knowledge. There are cultural associations in Costa Rica.

The historical nucleus of the Italian community in Costa Rica was the city of San José: this community is the one that has received more Italian immigrants in all Central America. Nowadays, the capital still has this centralization role for the local Italians, since it shelters the majority of the Italian citizens residing in the country, although there are now other centers that concentrate considerable numbers of immigrants. In 1890, the Italian Philanthropic Society was created, just two years after the first mass immigration from Lombardy and northern Italy, it would evolve in several Italian Organizations of Mutual Aid until 1902, when it was beginning the massive immigration from southern Italy and was created the Italian Society of Mutual Help. In addition, in the capital was inaugurated the "Italian Club" in 1904, the "Italian Center" in 1905 and the "Casa d'Italia" in the second half of the 20th century. In 1897 Italian engineer Cristoforo Molinari created the Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica, considered the finest historic building in the capital, it is known for its exquisite interior which includes lavish Italian furnishings.

On the other hand, many Italian cultural and educational institutions were established in the country. The "Bologna Institute" and the "Italy-Costa Rica Cultural Center" are important in the capital. Furthermore, in the small city of San Vito, where 3000 of the 5000 inhabitants are descendants of Italian colonists, the "Centro Cultural Dante Alighieri" offers historical information on the Italian immigration. There is an Italian "meeting" center in San Vito's Catholic church, as well as several Italian restaurants. In San Vito there is the Liceo Bilingüe Ítalo-Costarricense, where it is taught the Italian language as an official compulsory subject; the Italian language is spoken by some of the older citizens of San Vito who moved from Italy in the 1950s. Costa Rica is the Central American country with the largest and flourishing Italian-speaking community. Apart fro