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Kanō Jigorō

Kanō Jigorō was a Japanese educator and athlete, the founder of Judo. Judo was the first Japanese martial art to gain widespread international recognition, the first to become an official Olympic sport. Pedagogical innovations attributed to Kanō include the use of black and white belts, the introduction of dan ranking to show the relative ranking among members of a martial art style. Well-known mottoes attributed to Kanō include "maximum efficiency with minimum effort" and "mutual welfare and benefit". In his professional life, Kanō was an educator. Important postings included serving as director of primary education for the Ministry of Education from 1898 to 1901, as president of Tokyo Higher Normal School from 1900 until 1920, he played a key role in making judo and kendo part of the Japanese public school programs of the 1910s. Kanō was a pioneer of international sports. Accomplishments included being the first Asian member of the International Olympic Committee, his official honors and decorations included the First Order of Merit and Grand Order of the Rising Sun and the Third Imperial Degree.

Kanō was inducted as the first member of the International Judo Federation Hall of Fame on 14 May 1999. Kanō Jigorō was born to a sake-brewing family in the town of Japan; the family sake brands included "Hakushika", "Hakutsuru", "Kiku-Masamune". But Kanō's father Kanō Jirōsaku was an adopted son and he did not go into the family business. Instead he worked as a senior clerk for a shipping line. Kanō's father was a great believer in the power of education, he provided Jigorō, his third son, with an excellent education; the boy's early teachers included the neo-Confucian scholars Akita Shusetsu. Kanō's mother died when the boy was nine years old, his father moved the family to Tokyo; the young Kanō was enrolled in private schools, had his own English language tutor. In 1874 he was sent to a private school run by Europeans to improve his English and German language skills. At the time of his adolescence, Kanō weighed only 41 kg, he was bullied at school due to this small size and his intellectual nature, to the point other students dragged him out of the school buildings to beat him, so he wished he were stronger in order to defend himself.

One day, Nakai Baisei, mentioned that jūjutsu was an excellent form of physical training, showed Kanō a few techniques by which a smaller man might overcome a larger and stronger opponent. Seeing potential for self-defense on this, Kanō decided he wanted to learn the art, despite Nakai's insistence that such training was out of date and dangerous. Kanō's father discouraged him from jūjutsu, as he ignored the bullying his son suffered, but after noting Kanō's deep interest on the art, he allowed him to train on condition Kanō would strive to master it; when Kanō attended the Tokyo Imperial University in 1877, he started looking for jūjutsu teachers. He first looked for called seifukushi, his assumption was that doctors. His search brought him to Yagi Teinosuke, a student of Emon Isomata in the Tenjin Shin'yō-ryū school of jūjutsu. Yagi, in turn, referred Kanō to Fukuda Hachinosuke, a bonesetter who taught Tenjin Shin'yō-ryū in a 10-mat room adjacent to his practice. Tenjin Shin'yō-ryū was itself a combination of two older schools: the Yōshin-ryū and Shin no Shindō-ryū.

Fukuda's training method consisted of the student taking fall after fall for the teacher or senior student until he began to understand the mechanics of the technique. Fukuda stressed applied technique over ritual form, he gave beginners a short description of the technique and had them engage in free practice in order to teach through experience. It was; this method was difficult, as there were no special mats for falling, only the standard straw mats laid over wooden floors. Kanō had trouble defeating Fukushima Kanekichi, one of his seniors at the school. Therefore, Kanō started trying unfamiliar techniques on his rival, he first tried techniques from sumo taught by a former practitioner named Uchiyama Kisoemon. When these did not help, he studied more, tried a technique that he learned from a book on western wrestling; this worked, kataguruma, or "shoulder wheel", remains part of the judo repertoire, although at this moment the judo organizations of some countries prohibit this throw in competition judo.

On 5 August 1879, Kanō participated in a jūjutsu demonstration given for former United States president Ulysses S. Grant; this demonstration took place at the home of the prominent businessman Shibusawa Eiichi. Other people involved in this demonstration included the jūjutsu teachers Fukuda Hachinosuke and Iso Masatomo, Kanō's training partner Godai Ryusaku. Fukuda died soon after this demonstration, at the age of 52. Kanō began studying with Iso, a friend of Fukuda. Despite being 62 years old and standing only 5 feet tall, Iso had gained a powerful build from jujitsu training, he was known for excellence in kata, was a specialist in atemi, or the striking of vital areas. In Iso's method, one began with kata and progressed to free fighting. Due to Kanō's intense practic

Dove (I'll Be Loving You)

"Dove" is a 2002 song recorded by Italian musician Moony. It was the first single from her debut album Lifestories, it was released in May 2002 and achieved success in many European and Oceanian countries, becoming a top-twenty hit in Denmark, Italy and the United Kingdom. To date, it remains Moony's biggest solo hit; the music video was shot in Spain by Canadian director Stuart Gosling, between Mijas mountains and Marbella. CD single "Dove" – 4:02 "Dove" – 6:33CD maxi 1 "Dove" – 4:02 "Dove" – 8:28 "Dove" – 6:54CD maxi 2 "Dove" – 4:04 "Dove" – 6:33 "Dove" – 8:11 "Dove" – 8:37 "Dove" – 7:5412" maxi "Dove" – 6:33 "Dove" – 6:18 "Dove" – 6:54 Written by Monica Bragato, Mauro Ferrucci, Francesco Giacomello, Tommy Vianello Recorded and mixed by Roy Malone Edited by Tommy Vee Piano by Sisco Bass by Ingo Peter Schwartz Drum programming by J. Kelle Produced by Frankie Tamburo and Mauro Ferrucci

Another Stranger Me

"Another Stranger Me" is the second single from the Blind Guardian album, A Twist In The Myth. Apart from the title track, it features two demo versions of the album songs, "All The King's Horses" which has appeared only as a bonus track on Japanese version of the album, an all-new cover version of "Dream a Little Dream of Me"; the single contains the video for "Another Stranger Me". "Another Stranger Me" - 4:36 "All The King’s Horses" - 4:12 "Dream a Little Dream of Me" - 3:23 "Lionheart" - 4:10 "The Edge"- 4:26 Hansi Kürsch - vocals André Olbrich - guitar Marcus Siepen - guitar Frederik Ehmke - drumsGuest Musician: Oliver Holzwarth - bass The video for Another Stranger Me was filmed by director Ivan Colic. It follows the film noir stylistic. In the video, a detective is hunting for a murderer. Video features Blind Guardian members dressed up in 1920s fashion. Official Single Page Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics


Badrock is a fictional comic book superhero who appears in books published by Image Comics. Created by Rob Liefeld, he first appeared in Youngblood #1. Thomas John McCall was an average underachieving 16-year-old; when he swallowed a vial of top secret genetic material in his father's lab, a transformation occurred, McCall's body became a mass of granite-like organic rock while still exhibiting the emotional immaturity of a 16-year-old. Thomas assumed the identity of Badrock when he was recruited to join the high-profile government superteam, Youngblood. Badrock has been a part of every incarnation of the Youngblood team to date. Badrock is proficient with a number of weapons, including the many guns and knives available to him in the Youngblood arsenal. Not one to hide behind gadgetry, Badrock uses the incredible power of his fists to pummel opponents into submission. Despite his massive size, Badrock's reflexes exceed normal human levels. Badrock is impulsive, having picked dangerous, property-damaging fights with the police officer Savage Dragon and Mighty Man.

The Dragon fight was a test to see. Instead, Dragon arrests him. Being one of the most popular members of Youngblood, Badrock starred in more spin-off comics than any other member of the team. Many of Badrock's non-Youngblood adventures involve his father, Dr. Joseph McCall, his mother, Angela McCall, with whom he has a close and loving relationship, he starred in his own team-up book entitled Badrock and Company which lasted for six issues and paired him with other Image heroes, all of whom were creations of one of Image's other studios. These included Pitt, Fuji of Stormwatch, Mighty Man, Grifter of the Wildcats and Shadowhawk. Badrock's adventures involved threats to national security, such as Youngblood rescuing Vice President Dan Quayle from the WildC. A. T.s. Badrock, in one of his many solo adventures, visits Hell, confronting Spawn's old enemy, the Violator; this was after being named temporary security head of a scientific installation, investigating the realm of Hell. He was more responsible at this point, trying to protect the many innocent people who had unwittingly made the trip to Hell with him.

He had to deal with the interference of heavenly and hellish agents and the unwillingness of some of the humans to obey his orders. At one point, Violator tricks Badrock into freeing him because the heavenly agent that had torn into the building was willing to kill anyone and everyone. Violator uses his human form to convince the angel Celestine; the hero is defeated and the angel is fatally injured. She manages to keep it together until her life force returns Badrock and the innocent humans back to Earth. Around this time, in a follow-up to the story from Badrock and Company #5, Badrock teams up with Grifter to save his mother, who has once again been captured by the Covenant of the Sword; the story further explores the fact that Grifter once had an intimate relationship with Badrock's mom. Only two issues of the limited series were produced though the story was incomplete and promised "To Be Continued...". Badrock is part of a vital effort of keeping reality from duplicating itself in the Shattered Image limited series.

Around this time. His teammate Riptide is found murdered in her bedroom; when Youngblood was disbanded after the death of Riptide, Badrock took some time off. It did not last long though, through a series of events, he became part of the fourth incarnation of Brigade, he joins another incarnation of Youngblood, this one based out of'Liberty Island'. He joins with Shaft, Diehard, Doc Rocket, Johnny Panic. During his time with the team, he must use crutches, he confronts evil, super-powered doubles of his parents. The entire team confronts a government controlled'super-villain' team. In the year 3000, Badrock was still alive and returned for a brief period of time to get some help from Youngblood to stop the Katellans; the continued attempts of the Katellans to reacquire the defector Combat back led to the destruction of Earth and Acura in Badrock's timeline. Badrock returned to 1995 where he prevented this from occurring; the mission succeeded. Badrock starred in three inter-company crossovers with Marvel Comics.

Badrock and Wolverine of the X-Men joined forces to battle the Savage Land Mutates. While being interviewed for the Daily Bugle, Badrock teamed up with Spider-Man to take on Spidey's rogues' gallery, thanks to the illusions of Mysterio; as a member of Youngblood and his pals teamed up with X-Force to battle the media madness of MojoBadrock is part of the'Image United' crossover that began in November 2009. In the series Prophet, which takes place millennia in the future, Badrock has grown to immense size and become a planet, he has a number of children, including one called Brainrock, who tried to become a planet as well, but only reached the size of a tiny moon. Upon Youngblood's debut, the character's name was "Bedrock" and his catchphrase was "Yabba-dabba DOOM", but legal pressure forced Liefeld to change the name to "Badrock" to avoid confusion with The Flintstones' town; this was parodied during a television report seen

Triteleia lilacina

Triteleia lilacina, the foothill triteleia, is a monocot flowering plant in the genus Triteleia. It is endemic to California, where it is limited to the Central Valley and adjacent Sierra Nevada foothills, it occurs on dry hillsides with volcanic soils. Triteleia lilacina is a perennial wildflower growing from a corm. There are three basal leaves measuring up to 40 centimeters long by 2 wide; the inflorescence arises on an erect stem up to 60 centimeters tall. It is an umbel-like cluster of several flowers each borne on a pedicel up to 5 centimeters long; the white flower is somewhat bowl-shaped with glasslike vesicles in the center. The six stamens have purplish anthers. Jepson Manual Treatment Flora of North America Photo gallery

Peter Schöffer

Peter Schöffer or Petrus Schoeffer was an early German printer, who studied in Paris and worked as a manuscript copyist in 1451 before apprenticing with Johannes Gutenberg and joining Johann Fust, a goldsmith and money lender. Among his best-known works are the 1457 Mainz Psalter, the 1462 Bible or Biblia pulcra, the 1484 Herbarius latinus. Working for Fust, Schöffer was the principal workman of Johannes Gutenberg, inventor of modern typography, whose 42-Line Bible was completed in 1455. In 1455 he testified for Johann Fust against Gutenberg. By 1457 he and Fust had formed the firm Fust and Schöffer, after the foreclosure of the mortgage on Gutenberg's printing workshop. Famous works include the Psalter of 1457, the 1462 Bible Cicero's De officiis, Herbarius - Rogatu plurimorum... referred to as the "Herbarius latinus". The Herbarius was compiled from older sources and was popular enough to go through ten reprints before 1499, it illustrates and describes 150 plants and 96 medicines found in apothecaries.

There is reason to believe that Schöffer himself commissioned the compilation, although the name of the compiler is not recorded. Schöffer is considered the author of many innovations such as dating books, introducing the printer's device and Greek characters in print, developing the basics of punchcutting and type-founding, using colored inks in print. After going into business on his own, Schöffer confined his publishing to works on theology, civil and ecclesiastical law. Schöffer married Fust's only daughter and his sons entered the printer's trade, his son John carried on as printer between 1503 and 1531, was competent, but did not rank with the top printers of that time. Another son, Peter the younger, was an able die-cutter and printer, conducted business in Mainz, Worms and Venice. In 1526, Peter Schöffer the younger published the first English New Testament in Worms, translated by William Tyndale. Peter the younger's son Ivo, continued the printing business at Mainz. Schöfferhofer is a brand of German wheat beer named for the former house of Peter Schöffer in which a brewery was founded.

This brand of beer sports a portrait of Peter Schöffer as its trademark. The Schöfferhofer brand originates from this brewery in Mainz, known as the Brauerei Dreikönigshof. According to the New York Times, in her 2014 novel Gutenberg's Apprentice, Alix Christie addresses the issues of "intellectual property theft" relating to Schöffer and Gutenberg in the invention of printing. Mammotrectus super Bibliam Peter Schöffer: Herbarius Latinus. Mainz, 1484. Harald Fischer Verlag, Erlangen 2005, ISBN 3-89131-430-2 Michael Giesecke: Der Buchdruck in der frühen Neuzeit: eine historische Fallstudie über die Durchsetzung neuer Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien.. Suhrkamp, Frankfurt am Main 1998, ISBN 3-518-28957-8 „Gutenberg, aventur und kunst“. Vom Geheimunternehmen bis zur ersten Medienrevolution. Hrsg. von der Stadtverwaltung Mainz. Schmidt, Mainz 2000, ISBN 3-87439-507-3 Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt: Peter Schöffer aus Gernsheim und Mainz. Reichert, Wiesbaden 2003, ISBN 3-89500-210-0 Aloys Ruppel: Peter Schöffer aus Gernsheim.

Festvortrag zur Hundertjahrfeier der Errichtung des Schöfferdenkmals, gehalten im Rathause zu Gernsheim am 27. Sept. 1936. Gutenberg-Gesellschaft, Mainz 1937 Carola Schneider: Peter Schöffer, Bücher für Europa. Gutenberg-Gesellschaft, Mainz 2003, ISBN 3-9805506-7-2 Rudolf Schmidt: Deutsche Buchhändler. Deutsche Buchdrucker. Beiträge zu einer Firmengeschichte des deutschen Buchgewerbes. Buchdruckerei Franz Weber, Berlin, 1902–1908, 1. Bis 6. Bd. Botanicus Herbarius at the MBG Rare Books RoomFrom the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection at the Library of Congress: Decretales Gregorii, Volume One Decretales Gregorii, Volume Two Decretales Gregorii, Volume Three Liber sextus decretalium. Mainz, Peter Schoeffer, 5 Apr. 1473. Rationale divinorum officiorum. Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer, 6 Oct. 1459. De officiis. Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer, 1465