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Judge Dredd

Judge Dredd is a comic book franchise based on the longest-running comic strip in 2000 AD, a British weekly anthology comic. The franchise is centered around Judge Dredd, a law enforcement and judicial officer in the dystopian future city of Mega-City One, which covers most of the east coast of North America, he is a "street judge", empowered to summarily arrest, convict and execute criminals. When comics editor Pat Mills was developing 2000 AD in 1976, he brought in his former writing partner, John Wagner, to develop characters. Wagner had written a Dirty Harry-style "tough cop" story, "One-Eyed Jack", for Valiant, suggested a character who took that concept to its logical extreme. Mills had developed a horror strip called Judge Dread, before abandoning the idea as unsuitable for the new comic; the task of visualising the character was given to Carlos Ezquerra, a Spanish artist who had worked for Mills before on Battle Picture Weekly. Wagner gave Ezquerra an advertisement for the film Death Race 2000, showing the character Frankenstein clad in black leather on a motorbike, as a suggestion of Dredd's appearance.

Ezquerra added body-armour and chains, which Wagner objected to, commenting that the character looked like a "Spanish pirate." Wagner's initial script was drawn up by Ezquerra. The hardware and cityscapes Ezquerra had drawn were far more futuristic than the near-future setting intended; the original launch story written by Wagner and drawn by Ezquerra was vetoed by the board of directors for being too violent. A new script was needed for the first episode. Mills based the characterisation of Judge Dredd on Brother James, one of his teachers at St Joseph's College, Ipswich. Brother James was considered to be an excellent teacher, but an excessively strict disciplinarian to the extent that he was considered abusive. In his blog, Mills detailed the moments of rage for which Brother James had a reputation and his own experience witnessing them; the De La Salle monks at the school were a major influence in the 2000 AD design of the'judge and executioner' attitude of the judges. The name Joseph refers to the school.

By this stage, Wagner had quit, disillusioned that a proposed buy-out of the new comic by another company, which would have given him and Mills a greater financial stake in the comic, had fallen through. Mills was reluctant to lose Judge Dredd and farmed the strip out to a variety of freelance writers, hoping to develop it further, their scripts were given to a variety of artists as Mills tried to find a strip which would provide a good introduction to the character. This Judge Dredd would not be ready for the first issue of 2000 AD, launched in February 1977; the story chosen to introduce the character was submitted by freelance writer Peter Harris, was extensively re-written by Mills, who added a new ending suggested by Kelvin Gosnell. It was drawn by newcomer Mike McMahon; the strip debuted in "prog" no. 2. Around this time Ezquerra returned to work for Battle. There are conflicting sources about why. Ezquerra says it was because he was angry that another artist had drawn the first published Judge Dredd strip.

Mills says he chose McMahon because Ezquerra had left, having been offered a better deal by the editor of Battle. Wagner soon returned to the character, starting in prog 9, his storyline, "The Robot Wars", was drawn by a rotating team of artists, marked the point where Dredd became the most popular character in the comic, a position he has relinquished. Judge Dredd has appeared in every issue since, most of the stories written by Wagner. In 1983, Judge Dredd made his American debut with his own series from publisher Eagle Comics, titled Judge Dredd, it consisted of stories reprinted from the British comic. Since 1990, Dredd has had his own title in Britain, the Judge Dredd Megazine. With Wagner concentrating his energies on that, the Dredd strip in 2000 AD was left to younger writers, including Garth Ennis, Mark Millar, Grant Morrison and John Smith, their stories were less popular with fans, sales fell. Wagner returned to writing the character full-time in 1994. Judge Dredd has been published in a long-running comic strip in the Daily Star, in Metro from January to April 2004.

These were created by the same teams writing and drawing the main strip, the Daily Star strips have been collected into a number of volumes. In 2012, Dredd was one of 10 British comic characters commemorated in a series of stamps issued by the Royal Mail; the setting of Judge Dredd is a dystopian future Earth damaged by a series of international conflicts. The story is centred on the east coast of North America. Within Mega-City One, extensive automation has rendered the majority of the population unemployed; as a consequence, the general population is prone to embracing any craze they encounter. Mega-City One is surrounded by the inhospitable "Cursed Earth". Much of the remaining world's geography is somewhat vague, although other mega-cities are visited in the strip. Mega-City One's population lives in gigantic towers known as City Blocks, each holding some 50,000 people; each is named

Srul Irving Glick

Srul Irving Glick, CM was a Canadian composer, radio producer and teacher. Born in Toronto, Ontario, he received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto 1955, a Masters of Music, honorary FRCCO, he continued his studies in Paris, France with such masters as Darius Milhaud, Louis Saguer and Max Deutsch. He was a teacher of theory and composition himself at the Royal Conservatory of Music and York University. Glick is one of Canada's most prolific composers, having written in all media from chamber music to oratorio, he won numerous awards including the extraordinary Yuvel Award in 2000, presented by The Cantor's Assembly of America, for his "lifelong commitment to the composition of music that captures the heart and touches the soul". He received the J. I. Segal Award for his contribution to Jewish music in Canada. In 1986, Glick left the CBC where he had been a producer of serious music since 1962, his involvement in the field of production and programming won him seven Grand Prix du Disque and a Juno Award.

In 1993, Mr. Glick received a Governor General's medal in honour of Canada's 125th anniversary of Confederation "for his contribution to Canadian culture", in 1994 was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada for his "outstanding achievement, service to Canada and to humanity at large". One of Canada's most prominent composers, Glick's music continues to be performed at home, in the USA and abroad, his unique integration of contemporary music, Hebraic lyricism and classical composition techniques, formed into a masterful character-filled music, both dramatic and lyrical, has won him considerable acclaim. A great many of his works appear on recordings and compact discs, are published in Canada, the USA and the United Kingdom, he died in Toronto in 2002. Music of Canada List of Canadian composers I never saw another butterfly More information is available at Encyclopedia of Music in CanadaThe Canadian Music Centre offers recordings for sale and sheet music for loans and purchase

Srul Irving Glick at The Canadian Encyclopedia Srul Irving Glick: Canadian composer happy to be named'He who wrestled with God'

2006 FIBA World Championship Final

The 2006 FIBA World Championship Final was a basketball game between the men's national teams of Greece and the Spain that took place on September 3, 2006, at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. It was the first Final appearance for Spain, whose best achievement in the World Cup was the fourth place in 1982. Greece made its first Final appearance, after finishing fourth in the last two tournaments. Spain won the Final 47–70, won its first World Cup title. Spain qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Spain had to play the Final without their star player to be named tournament MVP, Pau Gasol, who suffered partial fracture of his fifth metatarsal in his left foot in the Semi-final against Argentina. Greece just came off a stunning victory against the United States in their Semi-final. 0 FIBA official website FIBA Basketball World Cup Page

Selective yellow

Selective yellow is a colour for automotive lamps headlamps and other road-illumination lamps such as fog lamps. Under ECE regulations, headlamps were permitted to be either white or selective yellow—in France, selective yellow was mandatory for all vehicles' road-illumination lamps until 1993. Both the internationalized European ECE Regulation 19 and North American SAE standard J583 permit selective yellow front fog lamps. ECE Regulation 48 requires new vehicles to be equipped with headlamps emitting white light. However, selective yellow headlamps remain permitted throughout Europe on vehicles so equipped, as well as in non-European locales such as Japan and New Zealand; the intent of selective yellow is to improve vision by removing short, blue to violet wavelengths from the projected light. These wavelengths are difficult for the human visual system to process properly, they cause perceived dazzle and glare effects in rain and snow. Removing the blue-violet portion of a lamp's output to obtain selective yellow light can entail filter losses of around 15%, though the effect of this reduction is said to be mitigated or countervailed by the increased visual acuity available with yellow rather than white light in bad weather.

A research experiment done in the UK in 1968 using tungsten lamps found that visual acuity is about 3% better with selective yellow headlamps than with white ones of equal intensity. Research done in the Netherlands in 1976 concluded that yellow and white headlamps are of equivalent values in regards to traffic safety, though yellow light causes less discomfort glare than white light. Researchers note that tungsten filament lamps emit only a small amount of the blue light blocked by a selective-yellow filter, so such filtration makes only a small difference in the characteristics of the light output, suggest that headlamps using newer kinds of sources such as metal halide bulbs may, through filtration, give off less visually distracting light while still having greater light output than halogen ones; the UNECE Regulations formally define selective yellow in terms of the CIE 1931 colour space as follows: For front fog lamps, the limit towards white is extended: The entirety of the basic selective yellow definition lies outside the gamut of the sRGB colour space—such a pure yellow cannot be represented using RGB primaries.

The colour swatch above is a desaturated approximation, created by taking the centroid of the standard selective yellow definition at and moving it towards the D65 white point, until it meets the sRGB gamut triangle at. Here are images of a car equipped with selective yellow headlamps and driving lamps, a set of fog lamps designed to produce selective yellow light, of the light beam emitted from the same lamps

Spotsylvania Court House Historic District

Spotsylvania Court House Historic District is a national historic district located at Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia. The district includes 24 contributing buildings in the historic core of Spotsylvania; the principal building is the Spotsylvania Court House, a two-story Roman Revival style brick building built in 1839-1840 and extensively remodeled in 1901. The front facade features a tetrastyle portico in the Tuscan order. Associated with the courthouse is a late 18th-century jail and office and storage buildings erected in the 1930s. Other notable buildings include the Spottswood Inn, Berea Church, Christ Church, Dabney Farm, J. P. H. Crismond House, Harris House, Cary Crismond House, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. Spotsylvania County Jail, Spotsylvania County, VA: 1 photo at Historic American Buildings Survey

Scott Turnbull

Scott Turnbull is an English actor. In 2006, Turnbull graduated from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Turnbull first started his career in the last series of the BBC One children's television series Byker Grove in 2006. In 2007, he guest starred in "Better Off Dead", the forty-first episode of the twenty-third series of ITV police procedural series, The Bill. In 2008, he guest-starred in the short-lived ITV medical soap opera The Royal Today, as Liam Dooley. In 2013, he guest-starred as Paul in the BAFTA-nominated fantasy/supernatural CBBC television series Wolfblood. In 2006, Turnbull made his professional theatre debut as Geordie in Ian Brown's stage adaption of Colin Teevan's How Many Miles To Basra? at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Turnbull played the role of the daughter in Selma Dimitrijevic's production of her play titled Gods Are Fallen and All Safety Gone, alongside Sean Campion who played the role of the mother, presented by Grayscale. Scott Turnbull on IMDb