Michitaka Kikuchi, best known by the pen name Kia Asamiya, is a Japanese manga artist whose work spans multiple genres and appeals to diverse audiences. He is well known for using influences from American comics and films in his work, describes himself as a big fan of Batman and Star Wars. One of the most published Japanese manga artist, nearly all of his stories have been translated into other languages, including English, his two most successful and popular manga series to-date are Martian Successor Nadesico and Silent Möbius. Before becoming a manga artist, Asamiya graduated from the Tokyo Designer School worked as a character designer for a number of anime series, designed models for some of the Godzilla films. For this career, he used his real name, maintained the two professional identities separately for many years. Several of the anime series that he worked on were popular inside and outside Japan, most notably Sonic Soldier Borgman and Project A-ko. After focusing on his manga career, Asamiya continued to do character designs and creative consultation on anime series based on his stories under the Kikuchi name.
In the early 2000s, Asamiya has shifted his focus from teenage and young-adult stories to stories designed for children and for an American audience. In the former case, he credits his children as a motivation but, in the latter case, he points to a long-standing desire to work with his favorite American characters. To that end, he has worked on projects with Image Comics, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, as well as developing a manga adaptation of the film Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. While many Japanese artists are quite reclusive, Asamiya makes an effort to be available to his fans, he maintains a website with news and information about his studio, TRON. He aids and assists his official fan club by sending them regular announcements and limited-edition merchandise. Despite these actions, he shunned all public photography and had the habit of depicting himself with a placeholder sign for a face, it has become a trademark feature of his books that instead of a picture of the artist, there is an elaborately decorated rectangle sporting the words "Now Printing".
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ITV 50 was a special event around September 2005, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the ITV terrestrial television network's launch. Other regions, though not launched in 1955, were involved in the celebrations, broadcasting network and local ITV 50 celebration programming. All ITV plc regions received ITV 50 presentational material including branded graphics and station idents. STV and UTV screened much of the networked ITV 50 content, using some of the ITV 50 presentation. In September 2005, the ITV network celebrated its 50th anniversary with a season of ITV 50 programming, run on the network, including a run down of ITV's 50 top programmes, a World of Sport retrospective, a seven-week Gameshow Marathon, the launch of an "Avenue of the Stars", most notably, a five-part documentary series presented by Melvyn Bragg which chronicled ITV's history; the regional companies owned by ITV plc aired special regional retrospectives, as well as using special ITV 50 station identification. While Scottish Television, Grampian Television, UTV aired the network ITV 50 programming, they did not themselves air regional programmes of this sort, nor did they use the special identification.
ITN celebrated its 50th anniversary with special features in its programming. There were a number of special products released to mark the anniversary; the Post Office issued special ITV 50 postage stamps. A book, ITV: The People's Channel, was published. Two CD compilations of music from ITV programmes were released. ITV: The People's Channel ITV Culture: Independent Television Over Fifty Years Fifty Years of ITV ITV 50: The Album ITV 50 Cult Themes 50 Years of Entertaining the Nation History of ITV ITV plc List of ITV channels ITV
Sir Brian Wellingham Windeyer was Professor of Therapeutic Radiology at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London, from 1942–69, Dean of school from 1954–67 and Vice-Chancellor of the University of London from 1969–72. Windeyer was born in Turramurra near Sydney, Australia, to parents of British, earlier Swiss origin, he was the youngest of seven children of Mabel Fuller Robinson, an orphan emigrant from London to Australia at the age of 18. In 1891 she married a barrister, his grandfather was Sir William Charles Windeyer. He attended Sydney Church of England Grammar School and studied medicine at the University of Sydney obtaining MBBS in 1927. After time at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, he worked at the Fondation Curie in Paris from 1929–30, he obtained a Diploma in Electrology 1933 at Cambridge University. He obtained FRCS at the University of Edinburgh. In 1931 he became radium officer at the Middlesex Hospital and officer in charge of the Meyerstein Institute of Radiotherapy formed in 1936.
This was at a time when x-ray treatment were carried out by different clinical teams. In World War II he was director in the emergency medical service of Mount Vernon Hospital in Northwood, Middlesex. In 1942 he became the first professor of therapeutic radiology at the Middlesex, he helped became President of the Faculty of Radiologists. He was married first on 21 March 1928 to Joyce Ziele Russell, they had a son daughter Joanne. He married second, in January 1948, Elspeth Anne Bowery and had three children, Francis and Elspeth, he was knighted in 1961. The Windeyer building, now the Windeyer Institute of Medical Sciences, of University College London with which the Middlesex Medical School merged, was named after him. List of Vice-Chancellors of the University of London Radiation therapy History of radiation therapy
Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs - The Game is an upcoming 2D 16-bit-style run and gun-style shoot-'em-up video game. It is being developed by a German development group called "Team Saber Rider"; the game is based on the 1987 television series of the same name, an American adaptation of a 1984 anime, reworked and syndicated by World Events Productions. The game is licensed by Studio Pierrot, the original owners of the series; the game was developed by indie German company Firehazard Studio, in conjunction with Denaris Software and Pixable Studios. Firehazard Studio released some gameplay footage in a pre-alpha build of the game at E3 2011, which depicted Saber Rider, the giant robot Ramrod, battling various enemies in a city; the game was announced as a digital-distributed title for multiple platforms, which included the Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, iOS, Android. It is being developed for the Dreamcast and the PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16. In March 2014, after three years of silence, a new teaser video depicted an updated Ramrod model.
The game's director, Chris Strauß, confirmed that the original developer Firehazard Studio had since disbanded, called the current development group "Team Saber Rider", since the game is momentarily their sole focus. Strauß said that development had gone through various hurdles, slowing down progress and casting doubts that the game would be finalised, he mentioned plans to release the game by the target year of 2016, as well as a funding campaigns via Kickstarter and Steam's Early Access service. The game is intended to be finalised for PC and Nintendo 3DS, before any ports to other platforms are done. On January 7, 2017, Steam Greenlight publicly announced that Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs had been greenlit; the release date is given as Q3 2017
Ulstein is a municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is part of the Sunnmøre region; the commercial and administrative centre of Ulstein is the town of Ulsteinvik. The municipality occupies the western half of the island of Hareidlandet, as well as about 30 smaller islands, four of which are populated. Ulstein is connected to the mainland of Norway by the Eiksund Bridge and the Eiksund Tunnel to Ørsta Municipality; the Grasøyane Lighthouse is located on a small island in the northwestern part of Ulstein Municipality. The 97-square-kilometre municipality is the 383rd largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Ulstein is the 130th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 8,555; the municipality's population density is 90.2 inhabitants per square kilometre and its population has increased by 23.2% over the last decade. The municipality of Ulstein was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838, it included most of the island of Hareidlandet and the Vartdal area southeast of the Vartdalsfjorden on the mainland.
On 1 January 1895, the area southeast of the Vartdalsfjorden was separated from Ulstein Municipality to become the new municipality of Vartdalsstranden. This left Ulstein with 2,996 residents. On 1 January 1917, the eastern half of the island of Hareidlandet was separated from Ulstein to form the new Hareid Municipality; this left 2,336 residents in Ulstein. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the island of Eika, the village of Eiksund, the surrounding area were transferred from Herøy Municipality to Ulstein Municipality; the municipality is named after the old Ulstein farm, since the first Ulstein Church was built there. The first element is ulfr which means "wolf" and the last element is steinn which means "stone mountain". Before 1879, the name was written Ulfsten or Ulfsteen between 1879-1888 it was spelled Ulvsten, since 1889, it has been spelled Ulstein; the coat of arms was granted on 30 May 1986. The arms show a bar described as wolf-toothed, which makes the bar a canting since ulf means wolf and the municipality is named after the Ulva river.
The blue colour represents the gold represents wheat. The Church of Norway has one parish within the municipality of Ulstein, it is part of the Søre Sunnmøre prosti in the Diocese of Møre. There are several villages throughout the municipality; the largest is the town of Ulsteinvik and others include the villages of Haddal, Flø, Ringstad, Hasund, Varleite. The island of Dimnøya is just outside Ulsteinvik, there are many residents there. There are several small populated islands surrounding the main island of Hareidlandet: Eika, Vattøya, Hatløya. All municipalities in Norway, including Ulstein, are responsible for primary education, outpatient health services, senior citizen services and other social services, economic development, municipal roads; the municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elect a mayor. The municipality falls under the Frostating Court of Appeal; the municipal council of Ulstein is made up of 25 representatives that are elected to four year terms.
The party breakdown of the council is as follows: The Headquarters of the Ulstein Group, Rolls-Royce Marine, Kleven Verft are located in Ulstein. The maritime industry is renowned for its creativity in the ship industry, which employs more than 1,000 people in Ulstein. Ulstein is known as a central community in the maritime cluster, created within the Sunnmøre region, Norway. Large shipyards and ship design companies are situated in Ulsteinvik. Technological innovation has played an import role in the recent history of the town. For example, the Ulstein Group has designed a new hull shape with an inverted bow called the Ulstein Group's X-Bow, examples of which are docked in Ulsteinvik, outside the drydocks of Ulstein Verft. Municipal fact sheet from Statistics Norway Ulstein Group Ulstein Kommune
In Sunni Islam, the Hadith of Gabriel is the single most important hadith, of the last prophet of Islam. Its narrative contains the best summary of the core of Islam: Islām, described with the "Five Pillars of Islam," Īmān, described with the "Six Articles of Faith," Iḥsān, or "doing what is beautiful," and al-Sā’ah, or The Hour, not described, but signs are given; this hadith is found in both the Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī and the Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim collections and is known to express the religion of Islam in a nutshell. Muslim scholars named this hadith "the Hadith of Gabriel" because the archangel Gabriel appears to the Prophet and those around him in a human form. Narrated by Abu Huraira, one of the Prophet's closest Sahabah: One day while the Prophet was sitting in the company of some people, Gabriel came and asked, "What is faith?" Allah's Messenger replied,'Faith is to believe in Allah, His angels, meeting with Him, His Apostles, to believe in Resurrection." He further asked, "What is Islam?" Allah's Messenger replied, "To worship Allah Alone and none else, to offer prayers to pay the compulsory charity and to observe fasts during the month of Ramadan."
He further asked, "What is Ihsan?" Allah's Messenger replied, "To worship Allah as if you see Him, if you cannot achieve this state of devotion you must consider that He is looking at you." He further asked, "When will the Hour be established?" Allah's Messenger replied, "The answerer has no better knowledge than the questioner. But I will inform you about its portents; when a slave gives birth to her master. When the shepherds of black camels start boasting and competing with others in the construction of higher buildings, and the Hour is one of five things. The Prophet recited: "Verily, with Allah is the knowledge of the Hour--." That man left and the Prophet asked his companions to call him back, but they could not see him. The Prophet said, "That was Gabriel who came to teach the people their religion." Abu'Abdullah said: He considered all that as a part of faith. From'Umar', there is that he said, "While we were sitting with the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless with him and grant him peace, one day a man came up to us whose clothes were white, whose hair was black, upon whom traces of traveling could not be seen, whom none of us knew, who sat down knee-to-knee with the Prophet, may Allah bless with him and grant him peace.
Said,'Muhammad, tell me about Islam.' said,'Islam is that you witness that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, you establish the prayer, you give the Zakat, you fast Ramadan, you perform the hajj to the House if you are able.' He said,'You have told the truth,' and we were amazed at him asking him and telling him that he told the truth. He said,'Tell me about Iman.' He said,'That you affirm Allah, His angels, His books, His messengers, the Last Day, that you affirm the Decree, the good of it and the bad of it.' He said,'You have told the truth.' He said,'Tell me about Ihsan.' He said,'That you worship Allah as if you see Him, for if you don't see Him truly He sees you.' He said,'Tell me about the Hour.' He said,'The one asked about it knows no more than the one asking.' He said,'Then tell me about its signs.' He said,'That the female slave should give birth to her mistress, you see poor, barefoot shepherds of sheep and goats competing in making tall buildings.'
He went away, I remained some time. He asked,'Umar, do you know who the questioner was?' I said,'Allah and His Messenger know best.' He said,'He was Jibril who came to you to teach you your deen'." Muslim narrated it