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Kalibak

Kalibak is a fictional deity and supervillain appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Kalibak is the eldest son of Darkseid, the half-brother of Orion and Grayven, one of the main enemies of Superman and the Justice League of America. Created by Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in New Gods #1. Kalibak is the first-born son of Suli, his mother Suli is killed by Desaad. Kalibak becomes a legendary warrior, serves as Darkseid's second-in-command. After Darkseid breaks the pact of peace with New Genesis, the rival planet of Kalibak's home Apokolips, he aids his father in the resulting battles. Kalibak is pitted against Orion, after numerous clashes they learned that they were half-brothers; this fuels Kalibak's hatred of Orion to new levels, for Darkseid respects Orion over his first-born. Unlike Orion, Kalibak secretly craves the love and respect of his father - something neither he, nor anyone else, can hope to attain - and it has been shown that he has a gentle side, submerged under his brutish exterior, which he and fearfully keeps hidden because on Apokolips, any sign of weakness is subject to the cruelest punishment.

For his part, Darkseid is more lenient towards Kalibak's failures than those of his other servants. It is implied this is because his eldest son is the offspring of the one person Darkseid loved. At one point, Kalibak is desperate enough to confront Orion without Darkseid's consent. Kalibak's scheme fell apart and he kills his accomplice Desaad a servant of Darkseid, to cover his tracks. Darkseid was not pleased when he reduced his son to a pile of ash. After enough time had passed Darkseid resurrected Kalibak, hoping the boy had learned a lesson. Kalibak spends some time in an Apokolips prison, on Darkseid's orders. In Orion # 1, Darkseid is on Earth. Justeen, a servant of Desaad, releases Kalibak to battle Orion yet again. Kalibak is swiftly subdued, but does not care much as Orion leaves to battle Darkseid and Kalibak hopes to gain power as a result. During the universe-wide Genesis incident, Apokolips forces, including Kalibak, invade Earth. In Young Heroes in Love #5, Kalibak and his small squad of Parademons are defeated by the leader of the Young Heroes, the telekinetic and telepathic Hard Drive.

Kalibak is slain by his uncle Infinity-Man, murdering the residents of Apokolips and New Genesis as an agent of the Source Wall in Death of the New Gods. In Final Crisis the new Fifth World and human version of Kalibak appears alongside Darkseid reborn in a new form alongside his father and a human Kanto; this form is replaced with a humanoid tiger-like form, engineered by Simyan and Mokkari. He is seen devouring a Green Lantern named Opto, he leads a regiment of tiger soldiers against the heroes in Blüdhaven, but he is killed in combat with Tawky Tawny. Before he dies, he begs his soldiers to help, they refuse. They bow to Tawny as Kalibak dies. In The New 52, Kalibak is a loyal follower of Darkseid, backing him up in a war against the Anti-Monitor, he does have a problem with slaying Apokolips soldiers that get in the way between him and the enemy. Kalibak possesses high levels of superhuman strength and durability. Despite his great size, Kalibak is fast and agile. Like all beings of the Fourth World he is immortal.

Kalibak is a trained hand-to-hand combatant known on Apokolips for his savagery. He is armed with a Beta-Club, a weapon that fires force bolts or nerve beams that causes living beings agonizing pain beyond comprehension, it is nearly indestructable. He can summon and use aero-disks which allow him to fly. Kalibak has access to high-tech weapons of mass destruction. Physically, Kalibak is one of the strongest gods on Apokolips, the most loyal to Darkseid; this is. Kalibak possesses incredible levels of superhuman strength on par with Superman and Darkseid himself. Once he had been augmented by his father in an effort to secure the Life-Equation from an elemental wielder. In the tie-in comics to Injustice: Gods Among Us, Kalibak travels to Earth after Superman calls a peace treaty where he attacks him. After vanquishing the Parademon with Kalibak, Superman engages Kalibak in battle; when Kalibak states that he is a god, Superman states that he kills Kalibak. Darkseid is not pleased at the death of his son, which causes him to seek revenge in Injustice 2.

Kalibak appeared in the last two incarnations of the original animated series, Super Friends voiced by Frank Welker. His appearance was not as brutish as TV incarnations, more like the original Jack Kirby design for the character, he was always depicted as boastful, dull-witted and ineffectual against the heroes. Kalibak made multiple appearances in the DCAU, voiced by Michael Dorn. Kalibak was featured on Superman: The Animated Series. Like in the comics, he seeks to earn his father's approval, he appears in "Father's Day" where he, Bruno Mannheim watch Superman fight one of Desaad's robots. He pleaded to his father to

1996–97 Toronto Maple Leafs season

The 1996–97 Toronto Maple Leafs season was Toronto's 80th season in the National Hockey League. The Maple Leafs entered the 1996–97 NHL season with the hopes of making the playoffs for the fifth consecutive year. Mike Murphy was hired prior to the season as the head coach replacing interim coach Nick Beverley; the team played poorly for most of the season and missed the playoffs for the first time since 1992. This season would be Cliff Fletcher's last as general manager of the Maple Leafs. In one of his final moves, Fletcher traded captain Doug Gilmour to the New Jersey Devils in February. Note: CR = Conference rank. Divisions: CEN – Central, PAC – Pacific bold – Qualified for playoffs; the Maple Leafs failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since the 1991–92 season. The Maple Leafs farm team was the St. John's Maple Leafs, based in Newfoundland. Maple Leafs on Hockey Database

Slow design

Slow Design is a branch of the Slow Movement, which began with the concept of Slow Food, a term coined in contrast to fast food. As with every branch of the Slow Movement, the overarching goal of Slow Design is to promote well being for individuals and the natural environment. Slow Design seeks a holistic approach to designing that takes into consideration a wide range of material and social factors as well as the short and long term impacts of the design. Slow Design refers to the goals and approach of the designer, rather than the object of the design. In this way a Slow Design approach can be used within any design field; the term was first coined by Alastair Fuad-Luke in his 2002 paper "'Slow Design' - a paradigm for living sustainably?", in which Slow Design is seen as the next step in the development of sustainable design, balancing individual, socio-cultural, environmental needs. While Fuad-Luke focused on the design of physical products, the concept can be applied to the design of non-material things such as experiences, processes and organizations.

In fact, Slow Design may be seen as a path toward the dematerialization required for long-term sustainability as it takes into account the non-material nature of human well being and happiness. Beth Meredith and Eric Storm attempt to summarize the concept, stating: Slow Design is a democratic and holistic design approach for creating appropriately tailored solutions for the long-term well being of people and the planet. To this end, Slow Design seeks out positive synergies between the elements in a system, celebrates diversity and regionalism, cultivates meaningful relationships that add richness to life; the editor and journalist Spencer Bailey has described Slow Design as “design that’s timeless and made to last, done thoughtfully, with intent, with care for our planet.” Common qualities of Slow Design include: Holistic – taking into account as many relevant short and long term factors as possible. Sustainable – considering the cradle-to-cradle impacts and reducing harm as much as possible including the precautionary principle.

Elegant – finding the simplest and most concise solutions that provide the desired results. Tailored – creating specific solutions that fit a particular situation. Democratic – keeping the process and results accessible to those using and impacted by the design and to non-professionals. Adaptable – developing solutions that will continue to work over time or that can be modified as needed. Durable – making sure solutions can be maintained over time while minimizing the need for repairs and replacement. Non-toxic – eliminating substances and processes that pollute or are toxic. Efficient – minimizing waste of time, labor and physical resources. Distinctive – promoting cultural and environmental uniqueness and diversity. Slow design is still a new concept of design thinking, its implications are yet to be developed and defined, it could evolve in the following ways: Longer design processes with more time for research, real life impact tests, fine tuning. Design for manufacturing with local or regional materials and technologies or design that supports local industries and craftspeople.

Design that takes into account local or regional culture both as a source of inspiration and as an important consideration for the design outcome. Design that studies the concept of natural time cycles and incorporates them into design and manufacturing processes. Design that looks at longer cycles of human sustainability. Design that takes into account deeper well being and the findings of positive psychology. Slow Movement Systems thinking Design thinking User-centered design Slow Theory: A paradigm for living sustainably?. October 2004. “In Praise of Slowness”. Design Observer. January 2006. “The Slow Life Picks Up Speed”. The New York Times. January 2008; the Slow Design Principles: A new interrogative and reflexive tool for design research and practice Strauss, C. and Fuad-Luke, A. July 2008 Slow + Design | Abstracts + Manifesto: Slow approach to distributed economy and sustainable sensoriality. July 2008. “Slow Life Design: Embracing Your Inner Slow Life Designer”. Create-The-Good-Life.com. October 2009

Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P. A. is a Minneapolis, Minnesota based intellectual property law firm founded by three attorneys in December 1993. The firm was one of the first patent law firms in the United States to focus on patent prosecution and not on patent litigation; the Schwegman firm has offices located in Minnesota. The practitioners at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P. A. help clients meet IP objectives by providing patent prosecution, freedom to operate and due diligence services, IP analytics and portfolio Management, post-grant proceedings and trademark services. Top quality ranking from IAM / Ocean Tomo. Ranked in the top twenty in US Utility Patent filings by IPWatchdog Winner of the Innovators in Health & Wellness – Excellence in Professional Service award by Minnesota Business magazine Official site Profile at the National Law Review Hyperion Research - Overview of FoundationIP software

National anthem of Mauritania

The national anthem of Mauritania known by its incipit "Bilada-l ubati-l hudati-l kiram", was adopted on 16 November 2017 and was composed by Rageh Daoud. In March 2017, following a referendum to amend the constitution of July 1991, the Mauritanian National Assembly adopted a new national anthem to replace the previous one, it has six verses, with a chorus repeated after each verse. The first verse and chorus are below including the sixth verse and the final chorus, the lyrics in the bracket is sung in an extended version of the anthem, it was sung in the 57th independence day of Mauritania. Flag of Mauritania Seal of Mauritania MP3 New National Anthem of Mauritania since November 16, 2017 New National Anthem of Mauritania sung in 57th independence celebration New National Anthem of Mauritania

Lucio Maranta

Lucio Maranta or Bishop Luca Maranta was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Bishop of Montepeloso and Bishop of Lavello. On 31 January 1561, Lucio Maranta was appointed during the papacy of Pope Pius IV as Bishop of Lavello. On 2 June 1578, he was appointed during the papacy of Pope Gregory XIII as Bishop of Montepeloso, he served as Bishop of Montepeloso until his death in 1592. Cheney, David M. "Diocese of Lavello". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved March 25, 2018. Chow, Gabriel. "Titular Episcopal See of Lavello". GCatholic.org. Retrieved March 25, 2018. Cheney, David M. "Diocese of Montepeloso". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved March 25, 2018. Chow, Gabriel. "Diocese of Irsina". GCatholic.org. Retrieved March 25, 2018