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Justice League

The Justice League is a team of fictional superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The team was conceived by writer Gardner Fox during the Silver Age of Comic Books as a reimagining of the Golden Age's Justice Society of America. Consisting of Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern and the Martian Manhunter, they first appeared together as the Justice League of America in The Brave and the Bold #28; the Justice League's roster has rotated throughout the years, consisting of various superheroes from the DC Universe, such as The Atom, Big Barda, Black Canary, Black Lightning, Captain Marvel/Shazam, Green Arrow, Elongated Man, The Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Plastic Man, Power Girl, Red Tornado and Zatanna. In The New 52 reboot, Cyborg replaced the Martian Manhunter as one of the seven founding members; the team received its own comic book title called Justice League of America in November 1960. With The New 52 in 2011, DC Comics released a second volume of Justice League.

In July 2016, the DC Rebirth initiative again relaunched the Justice League comic book titles with the third volume of Justice League. Since its inception, the team has been featured in various films, television programs, video games. Various comic book series featuring the Justice League have remained popular with fans since inception and, in most incarnations, its roster includes DC's most popular characters; the Justice League concept has been adapted into various other entertainment media, including various forms of television from the classic Saturday morning Super Friends animated series, a live-action series of specials Legends of the Superheroes, an unproduced Justice League of America live-action series, the acclaimed Justice League animated series, its sequel Justice League Unlimited and Justice League Action. A live-action film was in the works around 2008 before being shelved. On June 6, 2012, Warner Bros. announced a new live action Justice League film was in development with Will Beall hired as screenwriter.

However, the project was scrapped again. After the success of the Superman reboot Man of Steel, a film titled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was released in March 2016, directed by Zack Snyder. Batman v Superman script writer Chris Terrio penned the script for Justice League. In a story told in flashback in Justice League of America #9, the Appelaxians infiltrated Earth. Competing alien warriors were sent to see who could conquer Earth first, to determine who will become the new ruler of their home planet; the aliens' attacks drew the attention of Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and Wonder Woman. While the superheroes individually defeated most of the invaders, the heroes fell prey to a single competitor's attack. For many years, the heroes heralded this adventure as the event that prompted them to agree to pool resources when confronted with similar menaces. In Justice League of America #144, Green Arrow uncovered inconsistencies in the team's records and extracted admissions from his colleagues that the seven founders had formed the League after Martian Manhunter was rescued from Martian forces by the other six founders, along with several other heroes including Robin, Congorilla, Rex the Wonder Dog, Lois Lane.

Green Lantern participated in this first adventure as Hal Jordan, as he had yet to become the costumed hero, the biggest inconsistency that Arrow found, as they celebrated the earlier incident's date, while recounting only the one's events. When the group formalized their agreement, they suppressed news of it because of anti-Martian hysteria; because the heroes had not revealed their identities to each other at the time, they did not realize that Jordan and Green Lantern were one and the same when he turned up in costume during the event described in #9. While most subsequent accounts of the League have made little mention of this first adventure, the animated Justice League series adapted this tale as the origin of the Justice League as well. Secret Origins #32 updated Justice League of America #9's origin for Post-Crisis continuity. Differences included the inclusion of the Silver Age Black Canary as a founding member and the absence of Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman; the JLA: Year One limited series, by Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn and Barry Kitson, further expanded the Secret Origins depiction.

In Justice League Task Force #16, during Zero Hour, a then-unknown superhuman named Triumph appeared. Triumph was their leader. On his first mission with the Justice League, Triumph "saved the world" but was teleported into a dimensional limbo that affected the timestream, erasing all memory of him. In Infinite Crisis #7, the formation of "New Earth" restored Wonder Woman as a founding member of the Justice League. In Brad Meltzer's Justice League of America #0, it was revealed that Superman and Batman were again founding members as well. 52 #51 confirmed that the 1989 Secret Origins and JLA: Year One origins were still in continuity at that time, with Superman and Wonder Woman joining the team with founding members' status shortly after the group's formation with Aquaman, Black Canary, Green Lantern and Martian Manhunter. In Justice League of America #12, the founding members of the Justice League were shown to be Su

The Great Match (horse race)

The Great Match is the name given to a match race between two of the most famous British Thoroughbred racehorses of the 19th century - Voltigeur and The Flying Dutchman. The race took place at York on 13 May 1851 for a purse of 1,000 sovereigns; the Flying Dutchman was a 5-year-old, who had won the 1849 Epsom Derby and St Leger and, as a 4-year-old, the 1850 Ascot Gold Cup. So dominant had he been that the whip had only been raised on him on one occasion in his entire career - at Epsom. Voltigeur was a year younger, in 1850 had followed The Flying Dutchman's by taking both The Derby and St Leger. In winning the Derby, he had posted a time ten seconds faster than that of The Flying Dutchman the year previously. Two days after Voltigeur's St Leger victory, the two horses met for the first time in the Doncaster Cup; the younger horse was in receipt of 19 pounds from his rival and as a result, the unbeaten Flying Dutchman went down to a half-length defeat, although in some ways the victory was deemed unsatisfactory.

Rumours abounded that the Flying Dutchman's jockey, Charles Marlow, was the worse for drink and ignored instructions to wait on the colt, declaring "I'll show you what I've got under me today!" and setting a ridiculously fast pace. It was subsequently agreed that the two would meet again the following spring for a purse of 2,000 guineas, with each owner putting up half the stake; the famous handicapper Henry John Rous set the weights for the second match, giving The Flying Dutchman a weight of 120½ pounds to Voltigeur's 112. The race between the two Yorkshire horses proved popular, drawing a crowd of between 100,000 and 150,000, an all-time record for York; some walked from as far afield as Richmond, North Yorkshire to be there. The horses' exercise gallops attracted large crowds of fans attempting to assess their relative condition. Unlike their previous meeting, The Flying Dutchman was restrained in the early stages as Voltigeur, under Nat Flatman, made the running. In the final furlong the Flying Dutchman moved up level with his rival and pulled ahead to win by a length.

The event was immortalised in paintings by Harry Hall, first exhibited in Buchanan Street, Glasgow that year, John F. Herring, whose work became so famous there was scarcely a village in the British Empire without a copy; as for the horses, The Flying Dutchman was retired to stud after the race. Voltigeur, on the other hand, carried on racing; the day after the match race, he went down to defeat in the Ainsty Hunt Cup, conceding 37 pounds to a classy filly named Nancy. The next season, when he was five, he won the race named in honour of his old rival, The Flying Dutchman Handicap, run at York, before finishing unplaced in his final three racecourse appearances, including the Ascot Gold Cup, retiring to stud himself

The Lovely Linda

"The Lovely Linda" is a song by English musician Paul McCartney, released as the opening track of his debut solo album, McCartney, in April 1970. McCartney wrote the song to Linda McCartney. Paul McCartney wrote "The Lovely Linda" in Scotland during 1969, when he and wife Linda McCartney were living at their farm, High Park, in Campbeltown; the song is dedicated to McCartney's first wife and was a reply-of-sorts to Beatles bandmate John Lennon's public declarations of love for his wife, Yoko Ono. "The Lovely Linda" was released as the opening track on McCartney's eponymous debut solo album, was the first song taped for the album. McCartney recorded the composition shortly before Christmas in December 1969, in order to test his then-new 4-track recorder, which he had installed in his home studio in London. At 42 seconds, it is the shortest song in McCartney's solo catalogue; the recording features him on all instruments, including what authors Chip Madinger and Mark Easter term "percussive handslaps on a book", ends with the sound of laughter.

On release in April 1970, McCartney stated that "The Lovely Linda" was a "trailer to the full song which will be recorded in the future", but he has yet to release a more complete version. The song appeared on the 2001 compilation Wingspan: Hits and History. In a review for the McCartney album, Langdon Winner of Rolling Stone described "The Lovely Linda", along with "That Would Be Something", as having "virtually no verbal or melodic content whatsoever."George Harrison disregarded the song during an interview in 1970, stating: "'That Would Be Something' and'Maybe I'm Amazed' I think are great and everything else I think is fair, you know. It's quite good, but a little disappointing, but maybe I shouldn't be disappointed, it's best not to expect anything everything's a bonus. I think those two tracks are good and the others just don't do anything for me." Paul McCartney – lead vocals, bass, hand percussionPersonnel per The Beatles Bible. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Raymond Rahme

Raymond Rahme is a South African professional poker player. He was the first African to reach a final table at a World Series of Poker Main Event, finishing third and earning $3,048,025, equating to some R21,000,000 in his own country." He took his seat at the 2007 Main Event by finishing fourth at the All Africa Poker Championship, the largest poker tournament played on the African continent. Because of this windfall, Rahme has made more money than any other African tournament poker player. Rahme left school at the age of fifteen — "I have no formal education behind me I guess you could say I've been streetwise since an early age" — and bought his first automobile with money garnered from illegal gambling dens in Hillbrow, where he made ends meet; as an adult, however, he became a successful businessman, involved in such a variety of concerns as construction, car dealerships, bookmaking, restaurants and "you name it". Rahme and his wife Teresa have six children, he plays online poker as a member of "Team PokerStars" under the screen name "Ray Rahme", but it is less a passion than a duty now.

"I don't enjoy internet poker," he told SA Sports Illustrated "but my contract says I have to play online for sixty hours a month. Internet poker is impersonal. You have no control over the game or your opponents."In 2006, he came into the online game only as a retirement hobby after being introduced to it by a friend: Initially I took part in cash competitions with online players, but I got frustrated because I kept losing money. I was about to give up when my friend suggested I try online gambling, that's where it all began. I paid R77 to take part in a satellite tournament and made it through to a mini-tournament, where I had to pay R385 to sign up. I won that and was invited to the All Africa Poker Championship in Swaziland, not online but around the table, when I finished in the top four there, I got a travel package of R150,000 to the main WSOP tournament in Las Vegas, he was supported there by a vociferous throng of his countrymen after he eliminated Alexander Kravchenko, at which point it burst into a jubilant rendition of "Shosholoza".

It was only after the WSOP, that he decided to make a career of his hobby: "I didn't want to be known as a one-hit wonder." Since he has picked up victories at Gold Reef City and Emperor's Palace locally, Sanremo and the Aussie Millions in Melbourne, among others. As of 2009, his total live tournament winnings exceed $3,300,000, his 3 cashes at the WSOP account for $3,063,786 of those winnings

Reh Jones

Reh'quin Jones is an American YouTube personality and owner and creator of the Japanese anime website, AnimeHorizon, producer of the dubbing studio Ippai Productions from Waco, United States. Reh Jones was born in Waco, Texas on and at the age of three, moved to Houston, where his childhood education was obtained, he is a cousin to former NFL cornerback Denard Walker. At the age of fifteen, Jones began to study various programming languages and desired to create a small project, it was planned to be a small collaboration of pictures and fan art of one of his favorite Japanese cartoons, Sailor Moon, but it began to become one of the first downloadable anime fan sites obtaining nearly 1,000 hits per day. Today, the website now covers over 150 Japanese animations. Since this change, the website has been subject to several criticisms and legal battles with production companies throughout the United States. In 2003, Cloverway requested removal of the Sailor Moon series as it was licensed for production in English.

After non-disclosed communication between the parties, AnimeHorizon agreed to remove the English version of the series until licensing expired. AnimeHorizon now removes all licensed material and is only allowed to offer shows which are subtitled by fans; this caused further criticism for the site and a drastic loss of visitors, dropping over 400,000 slots in Alexa Internet traffic ranking, but the site continues to serve a humble number of visitors. During the summer of 2006, Ippai Productions, a voice acting and dubbing studio was created; the studio was formed by the staff of AnimeHorizon and began production of an English version of Sailor Moon under the name of Kyo to Ashita Studios. Due to unforeseen casting issues, the project became delayed until Summer of 2007. During the resumed production of the series, a conflict of interest occurred with the co-owner of Kyo to Ashita Studios, which resulted in a name change to Ippai Productions. In early 2008, Ippai Productions released its first episode of the Sailor Moon StarS series to the public.

Since its release, the studio has become inactive and the status of the project and the studio is unknown. On December 31, 2014, Jones created the YouTube channel Cookin’ Amigo, he uses the channel as a platform to provide instructional how-to videos for preparing various dishes. Jones attended University of North Texas from 2005–2008, where he served as the first president of the school's Japanese Language Exchange club, obtained a dual bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer science. Jones made a brief appearance during the filming of The Real World: Austin in a scene involving charity work, he requested production to limit the airing of his segment. AnimeHorizon Cookin' Amigo

The House of Fear (1945 film)

The House of Fear is a 1945 crime film directed by Roy William Neill. It is loosely based on The Five Orange Pips by Arthur Conan Doyle, features the characters Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, it is the 10th film of the Rathbone/Bruce series. Holmes is visited by an insurance agent with a strange tale. Seven single men, calling themselves "The Good Comrades", live together in the remote Scottish castle of Drearcliffe House, near the village of Inverneill. One of the "Good Comrades" received a strange message, an envelope containing nothing but seven orange pips; that night, he was murdered and his body horribly mutilated. A few days a second envelope was delivered, this time containing six pips, the recipient died mysteriously soon afterwards, his battered corpse being recovered from the base of the cliffs. Chalmers holds £100,000 of life insurance policies on the seven men, suspects that one is systematically murdering the others in order to collect the money, begs Holmes to investigate. Holmes and Watson arrive at the scene only to find.

His body is burned to a crisp. Lestrade arrives to investigate. Despite Holmes' best efforts, three more deaths occur, each time leaving the victim's body unrecognizable. Meanwhile, the local tobacconist Alec MacGregor writes a message to Lestrade, opened and resealed before it arrived in the inspector's possession. Holmes and Lestrade went to MacGregor's shop to find out what's going on, only to find that the tobacconist was shot in the back before they got there. Lestrade jumps to the obvious conclusion, that the last surviving member, Bruce Alistair, murdered all the others. However, after Watson goes missing, Holmes has deduced the truth and leads Lestrade to a secret room where all the "Good Comrades" - alive and well - are hiding with Watson tied up. Holmes explains that Alistair was the victim of a plot to frame him for murder and collect the insurance money by the other six; the six "Good Comrades" murdered MacGregor because he never believed in ghosts and spotted one of them alive on the beach.

Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes Nigel Bruce as Dr. John Watson Aubrey Mather as Bruce Alastair Dennis Hoey as Inspector Lestrade Paul Cavanagh as Dr. Simon Merivale Holmes Herbert as Alan Cosgrave Harry Cording as Captain John Simpson Sally Shepherd as Mrs. Monteith Gavin Muir as Mr. Chalmers David Clyde as Alec MacGregor Florette Hillier as Alison MacGregor Wilson Benge as Guy Davis Cyril Delevanti as Stanley Raeburn Richard Alexander as Ralph King Doris Lloyd as Bessie, Innkeeper Alec Craig as Angus The House of Fear on IMDb The House of Fear at AllMovie The House of Fear at the TCM Movie Database The House of Fear at the American Film Institute Catalog