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Kazuki Takahashi

Kazuki Takahashi is a Japanese manga artist and game creator, best known for creating Yu-Gi-Oh!. Takahashi started as a manga artist in 1982, his first work was Tokiō no Tsuma, published in 1990. One of his earliest works, Tennenshoku Danji Buray, was published from 1991 to 1992 and lasted two volumes. Takahashi did not find success until 1996, when he created Yu-Gi-Oh! Takahashi's Yu-Gi-Oh! manga led to the creation of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game published by Konami. Intended as a one-shot in the manga's episodic introduction of new games, the game was named "Magic and Wizards" as a reference to the card game Magic: The Gathering and its publishing company Wizards of the Coast. However, the publisher of the Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine, received so many letters and fan-mail asking about "Magic and Wizards" that Takahashi decided to extend it. Takahashi has continued to supervise the creation of Yu-Gi-Oh! manga since the end of the original manga's run. In 2013, the one shot manga Drump was released in Weekly Shōnen Jump, based on a new game by Kazuki Takahashi.

In 2018, Takahashi published the limited series The Comiq in Weekly Shōnen Jump. Takahashi collaborated with Yoshio Sawai by drawing a picture of Dark Yugi for Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, where he pops out of Bobobo's afro at one point. In return, Takahashi included the nu handkerchief in a panel of the thirty-fourth volume of Yu-Gi-Oh!. Takahashi and Mike Mignola, the creator of Hellboy participated in an art exchange. Takahashi likes to play games such as shogi, card games, tabletop role-playing games. In an interview with Shonen Jump, Takahashi stated that his favorite manga from other authors included Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure by Hirohiko Araki, Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama, he enjoys reading American comics, with Hellboy being his favorite American comic book character. His pet dog, a shiba inu named Taro, was the basis for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game monster card Shiba-Warrior Taro. Studio Dice - Kazuki Takahashi's Official website

Hundredth (band)

Hundredth is an American rock band from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, that formed in 2008. Hundredth formed in 2008 in Myrtle Beach, SC, their debut record When Will We Surrender was released by Mediaskare Records on March 30, 2010. The first single from that album was "Desolate", a music video was released on YouTube on March 18, 2010, their second album, Let Go, was released on September 2011 by Mediaskare Records. The first single from that album, "Live Today" was released on Mediaskare Record's YouTube channel on July 22, 2011; the band released two EP's, "Revolt" and "Resist" through Mediaskare and No Sleep records in 2013-2014. The group signed to Hopeless Records in 2014, released their third album "Free" on June 12, 2015, they promoted the release of their third album during the 2015 Vans Warped Tour.. The band toured extensively supporting ‘Free’ through 2016. In early 2016, the band parted ways with guitarist Blake Herdman and welcomed back original member Alex Blackwell. In early 2017 the band entered The Panda Studios with producer Sam Pura to craft the genre-shifting ‘RARE’, released June 16, 2017 on Hopeless Records.

It featured a drastic stylistic change for the band, moving far from their established melodic hardcore sound and into dreamy, shoegazing indie rock. ‘RARE’ was critically acclaimed. It was included in the Top 50 Albums Of 2017 by Stereogum. Hundredth was praised to be “well on their way into the indie pantheon of impenetrable rock acts” by Alternative Press. In late 2017 vocalist/guitarist Chadwick Johnson announced a solo project Pure Violet with the premiere of two singles “Garden” and “Numb” on Stereogum. On June 15, 2018 Hundredth released Ultrarare, a remix/reinterpretation EP of their 2017 album RARE; the 7-song EP was produced, mixed. Stylistically, Ultrarare leans in and out of synth-pop, replacing the walls of reverby distortion on RARE with lushy synth leads and electronic textures. Speaking on the EP's inspiration, Johnson said he "started toying around on a couple of the songs using synths instead of guitars and the songs went to a different place. RARE is a rush. Ultrarare is the comedown.”

The band announced on November 17, 2018 through their social networks that they had parted ways with Hopeless Records and that they were "officially an independent band" On May 10, the band teased a morphed snippet of what appeared to be a new song on Instagram. They announced a week the upcoming song would be titled'Whatever'. On May 22, the single'Whatever' premiered on Stereogum, who said of the track: "Befitting its influences, the song’s hook is beyond catchy, managing to land with absolute grace in the echo-drenched, reverb-soaked space." The single'Whatever' was released to all streaming platforms on May 24, 2019. Studio Albums When Will We Surrender Let Go Free RARE EPs Revolt Resist RARE B-Sides Ultrarare Singles Dead Weight Whatever Cauterize Leave Yourself Iridescent "Desolate" "Remain & Sustain" "Hurt" "Weathered Town" "Free Mind / Open Spirit" "Shelter" "Unravel" "Break Free" "Neurotic" "Shy Vein" Official website Hundredth Interview

Jigme Gyatso (Tibetan independence activist)

Jigme Gyatso is a Tibetan activist of the Tibetan Independence Organisation who, in 1996, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on charges of "leading a counter-revolutionary organisation" and "inciting splittism". Two additional years were added to his sentence in 2004. Several international human rights groups have protested or campaigned on his behalf, Amnesty International designated him a prisoner of conscience. Jigme Gyatso is from Kersul in Amdo, in Gansu province, Tibet. In 1985, he travelled to India to receive religious initiation returned to Tibet to join a monastery the following year, he became involved in the Tibetan independence movement, acting as the leader of the secret youth organization "Tibetan Independence Organisation" in 1991. In 1992, he helped to organize a pro-independence rally in Lhasa, at which many participants were arrested by the Chinese public security bureau. Following the rally, PSB officials put Jigme Gyatso under surveillance. On 30 March 1996 around 6pm, Jigme Gyatso was arrested at a restaurant in Lhasa owned by a fellow member of the Tibetan Independence Organization, arrested with him.

Jigme Gyatso was detained on charges related to the 1992 Lhasa protest: incitement and endangering national security by establishing an illegal organization. At his trial, authorities described him as a "counter-revolutionary ringleader". On 25 November 1996, the Lhasa Municipal Intermediate People’s Court sentenced him to 15 years' imprisonment and 5 years' deprivation of his political rights. Jigme Gyatso was held for one year and one month in Gutsa PSB Detention Centre, he stated that he was tortured during this time by prison authorities. During the first six months, he faced lengthy interrogation sessions, was forced to wear manacles on his wrists and ankles, was beaten with batons. Amnesty International reported that in 1997, he was "beaten so badly that he could walk afterwards". "I heard that they took him out of the prison to a different place to torture and interrogate him severely. The secret service policemen got drunk and put the beer bottles between the handcuffs and his back to hurt him more."

Said his best friend who lives in exile. He was transferred to Drapchi Prison in April 1997. In May of the following year, he joined other inmates in protesting inside prison when Chinese prison officials tried to force Tibetan political prisoners to salute the Chinese national flag and sing the Chinese national hymn. Nine inmates were killed by prison authorities in retaliation, Jigme Gyatso was again beaten. In May 2004, Jigme Gyatso again shouted "Long live the Dalai Lama!", resulting in a beating with electric batons. He was charged with "inciting separatism" and given an additional two years to his sentence, pushing his scheduled release back to March 2013, he was transferred again, this time to Chushul Prison on the outskirts of Lhasa. In January 2011, Amnesty International reported that Jigme Gyatso was believed to be ill as a result of prison mistreatment, issued an alert on his behalf; the World Organization Against Torture reported that he had become "very frail", suffered from kidney dysfunction, could "only walk with his back bent".

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention reviewed Jigme Gyatso's case in 1999, issued a ruling that his detention was "arbitrary" and unlawful. Amnesty International has campaigned for Jigme Gyatso's release, designated him a "prisoner of conscience", "detained for peacefully exercising his rights to freedom of expression and assembly"; the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy has issued warnings over his health and called for his release on compassionate grounds. In 2009, the World Organization Against Torture called for a letter-writing campaign on Jigme Gyatso's behalf in light of the evidence that he had been mistreated by prison authorities; the International Campaign for Tibet has circulated petitions calling for "the release of Jigme Gyatso, so that he may seek medical attention and be freed from unjust political persecution". On 27 November 2005, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Manfred Nowak visited Jigme Gyatso in prison. Jigme Gyatso was subject to beatings and solitary confinement as a result of the meeting.

Jigme Gyatso was released from Chusul prison on 30 March 2013. He was ordered to return to his Sangchu home and arrived under police escort on 1 April 2013, his friend Jamyang Tsultrim related that "Those who saw him reported that he was weak. He reported having heart problems and high blood pressure, his vision was weak." Further he said. But I want to make clear, he still has no rights and freedom."

Verden an der Aller

Verden an der Aller called Verden or Verden, is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany, on the river Aller. It is the administrative centre of the district of Verden. Verden is famous for a massacre of Saxons in 782, committed on the orders of Charlemagne, for its cathedral, for its horse-breeding. In the Early Middle Ages there was a massacre of 4,500 Saxons, by order of Charlemagne because of their involvement in a preceding uprising. Verden was within the Duchy of Saxony. After in 1180 a coalition of Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa and his allies had defeated the Saxo-Bavarian Duke Henry the Lion, he was subsequently stripped of his duchies. Saxony was divided among the imperial coalitionaries and so the Catholic Bishop of Verden gained for parts of his diocesan territory imperial immediacy, thus establishing the Prince-Bishopric of Verden. On 12 March 1259 Prince-Bishop Gerhard of Verden granted the place town privileges following the Bremian version of German town law. In the 15th century Verden gained considerable independence as a Free Imperial City under the emperors, circumventing its former overlords the prince-bishops, who still held the cathedral and pertaining premises in town as a cathedral immunity district.

By the Peace of Westphalia the city of Verden was mediatised as regular city again within the Prince-Bishopric of Verden, transformed by the same contract into the Principality of Verden in May 1648. The northern city and the southern town were united to form one city. In 1675, during the Swedish-Brandenburg War, Verden was conquered by several states of the Holy Roman Empire and Denmark following the Bremen-Verden Campaign and remained in allied hands until the end of the war in 1679. In the wake of the Treaty of Saint-Germain in 1679, Verden was returned to Sweden; the Principality of Verden was first ruled in personal union by the Swedish Crown – interrupted by a Danish occupation – and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown. The Kingdom of Hanover incorporated the principality in a real union and the princely territory, including Verden upon Aller, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823; until the Second World War, Verden was renowned for its trade and crafts and its mounted division.

During the Nazi regime forced-labourers were used in a furniture factory in Verden. Between 1945 and 1949 Verden was part of the British zone of occupation. Refugees from the former Prussian provinces of East Prussia and Silesia, settled in and around the town. With the labour immigration from the East German Democratic Republic inhibited by the Berlin Wall foreign workers started to arrive from southern Europe and Anatolia in the 1960s. After the fall of Communism more immigrants arrived from Eastern Europe. From 1945 until 1993 the 1st Armoured Division of the British Army of the Rhine was stationed in Verden. One of the former British barracks is now used to house the Kreisverwaltung and a new sporting stadium has been erected opposite; the second barracks has been demolished to make way for a new residential estate. Verden is located on the river Aller, it is the administrative centre of the district of Verden. The nearest large cities are Hannover. Verden an der Aller is twinned with: The old town lies east of the Aller.

The Lutheran cathedral is known as the Dom zu Verden and towers above the pedestrianised high street, with its cafés and shops. This proto-cathedral, consecrated to Ss. Mary and Cecilia, served the former Catholic Diocese of Verden as episcopal church and was built between the 12th and 15th centuries. Other noteworthy buildings include the Lutheran churches of St. John and of St. Andrew, as well as the town hall and the Domherrenhaus. Verden is further renowned for horse racing and sport horse auctions and is thus called the riding town. East of Verden, there is the 225 metre tall radio transmitter, Sender Verden, used by Deutsche Telekom for TV and mobile phone broadcasting. in 2009, the derelict fodder silo towering over the city won the prize of being "The ugliest wall in North Germany" in a Radio Bremen Vier competition. The prize was to be decorated with a large mural by Graffiti Artists Markus Genesius and Stefan of WOW123; the mural can now be seen above the city skyline. Bremen-Verden Historic state of Verden within the German Empire Official website Verden an der Aller travel guide from Wikivoyage

Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha

Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha. He is the former High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom, he was sworn in as Central Information Commissioner on January 1, 2019. Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha hails from Bihar, he was schooled at the St. Michael's High School, Patna, he holds a B. A. degree in History from St. Stephen's College, Delhi and a Master of Arts degree in History from the University of Delhi, he is married to Girija Sinha and they have two sons. Sinha is an Indian Foreign Service officer of the 1981 batch

Anne Steele Marsh

Anne Steele Marsh was an American painter and printmaker whose watercolors, oil paintings, wood engravings were exhibited and drew critical praise. She was a noted educator and arts administrator. Marsh attended private schools as a child. In the years following the end of World War I she studied as a design major in the School of Art at Cooper Union and studied tapestry and occupational therapy at the one of the schools run by the YWCA of New York. Having completed those studies she worked for the next four years, until 1925, as an instructor of occupational therapy. From 1935 to 1940 Marsh showed watercolors, oil paintings, wood engravings in group exhibitions held at commercial galleries, including the Morton Montrose, Contemporary Arts Galleries. In April 1935 she had a solo exhibition at Contemporary Arts Galleries in Manhattan, she showed at the World's Fair held in New York in 1939 and, during the 1940s, showed watercolors and prints in group exhibitions in diverse settings, including the 1940 Venice Biennale, Associated Artists of New Jersey, New York Society of Women Artists, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, National Academy of Design.

Beginning in the mid-1950s Marsh devoted more time to work as an arts administrator, helping to transform an old grist mill near her home into an arts center and managing its exhibitions. In 1956 she chaired the first of an annual series of print exhibitions at the center, a tradition that would continue for the next 35 years. Over the course of her thirty-year career Marsh received awards from many art organizations including the New Jersey State Museum, Pen & Brush Club of New York, Philadelphia Print Club, Montclair Art Museum, the National Association of Women Artists, her work can be found in the permanent collections of Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philadelphia Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, New Jersey State Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, Library of Congress, New York Public Library. Marsh's style was realist, her Watercolors, oil paintings, wood engravings all drew critical notice. In 1935, Margaret Breuning, critic for the New York Post said her watercolors showed an "appreciation of the character of the medium, not only in their easy fluency of gay color but in their unpretentious simplicity and freedom."

At the same time Howard Devree of the New York Times wrote that her paintings resembled those of Hopper and Sanford Ross, but added that she was "preoccupied with the romantic, exciting and beautiful values in the commonplace" and said she captured them "sometimes rather dazzlingly—with a joyous brush." Reviewing a group show held in 1936 at the Art Mart, Howard Devree wrote that Marsh's "large and pleasing "Morning at the Circus" in particular deserves to be noticed by the visitor." A Times review published in 1937 noted that she applied "wash smoothly and with clear definition." The author said, "her color is pleasing and her work continues to gain facility." That critic called attention to a wood engraving called "Holland Tunnel" that Marsh had made in 1930, saying it was one of her more interesting works on paper. This print, shown at left, illustrates her early style. In 1943, reporting on a group show at the Studio Gallery, the critic for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, A. Z. Kreuze, said Marsh had a "sound facility" in wood engraving and praised one of her prints for its well managed distribution of light.

In reviewing a group show held by the New York Society of Women Artists ten years Devree called attention to a wood engraving called "Intermission". In 1966 the New Jersey State Museum gave Marsh a purchase award for "In the Corner," an oil painting of about 1962. A critic noted at the time that she competed against "far more celebrated names" in winning the award. In 1995, looking back on her artistic career, a critic said "her wood engravings combine powerful design with painstakingly refined execution." After completing study at the YMCA, Marsh taught occupational therapy four years during the early 1920s. From 1938 to 1945 she was an art instructor at Buxton Country Day School in Short Hills, New Jersey, at Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts. In 1941 Marsh founded and became first president of Associated Artists of New Jersey Limited to a membership of fifty, the group staged exhibitions in galleries and museums and sponsored public forums. In 1952 Marsh and her husband helped to create a center for arts and crafts in New Jersey.

They bought and converted a former a grist mill into exhibition space, a shop. Marsh managed the gallery at the center. In 1956 she began a series of annual print exhibitions and started a program to purchase prints for what would become known as the Anne Steele Marsh Collection, she set up and ran a commercial gallery, called the Graphics Room, in the center. During her career she served as trustee of American Association of Museums and the New Jersey State Museum and was a board member of New York Society of Women Artists, Society of American Graphic Artists, other arts organizations. For her work she received a commendation from the New Jersey legislature. Born on September 7, 1901, Marsh was the daughter of the well-known illustrator Frederic Dorr Steele and his wife Mary Thyng Steele, she had Robert G. Steele and Zulma R. Steel. In 1925 she married James Randall Marsh After the wedding the couple moved to Essex Fells, New Jersey. In 1948 they moved to bought a farm in New Jersey, they converted its barn to a studio, where Anne Steele Marsh