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Krona (comics)

Krona is a fictional supervillain character that appears in comic books published by DC Comics. Krona first appeared in Green Lantern Vol. 2 #40 and was created by writer John Broome and artist Gil Kane. Born on Maltus, Krona is an Oan scientist who became obsessed with observing the origins of the universe itself, despite an ancient legend that said discovering that secret would cause a great calamity. Krona constructs a machine that pierces the temporal barrier and views the beginnings of time itself. Krona catches a glimpse of the hand of creation depositing the speck that would become the entire cosmos, his machine explodes at that instant, the universe is shattered causing the creation of the Multiverse as the universe replicates into an infinite number of parallel universes. At this same moment, the Anti-Matter Universe is created; as punishment for this act, Krona is transformed into pure energy by his fellow Oans and is sent to forever wander the cosmos. Krona's actions are. Krona returns to a physical state using the energies of Alan Scott's mystical power ring, but is again turned into his energy form by the Guardians.

Krona is restored to his original form thanks to Nekron—who gained additional power due to the anomaly of an immortal entering the realm of the dead when the Guardians kill him—and attempts to kill all of the Guardians, only to be narrowly defeated by the weakened Green Lantern Corps. Krona resurfaces as the manifestation of Entropy itself and battles the New Guardians. While trying to discover the secret of universal creation, Krona destroys entire universes arriving in the Marvel Universe. There he confronts the Grandmaster, who, in an attempt to save his own universe, informs Krona of the existence of a being in the Marvel Universe who has witnessed the Big Bang. In exchange for Krona not destroying this universe, the Grandmaster and he will play a game. Should Krona's team win, Grandmaster will give the knowledge Krona seeks to him in return for not destroying his universe, but when Grandmaster's team wins—thanks in part to Batman, Captain America and the Atom having discovered the nature of the game in time to ensure that the League wins instead of declaring a draw—Krona strikes down the Grandmaster in a rage, draining his knowledge to learn the identity of the being he spoke of, allowing him to summon Galactus.

He repeats the process with Galactus, but the Grandmaster tricks him and uses the power of the collected items to lock Krona at the multiversal junction point, having linked the two universes together. The Grandmaster's hopes are dashed, when it becomes evident Krona would continue in his dangerous location in his insane quest to view the birth of a universe despite the risks posed to himself. From there, he continued his onslaught to destroy both the Marvel and DC universes in order to create a new one, so that he could watch creation first-hand, he forces them closer together, causing reality to warp wildly, making items and people switch worlds. He is disrupted by the efforts of the Scarlet Witch and Green Lantern, but continues his experiments. After being told what has happened by a dying Grandmaster, the two teams get to Krona's stronghold, led by Captain America and coordinated by the Martian Manhunter, pitting them against various brainwashed villains and increasing the scale of his'recruits' as the heroes defeat each wave.

He nearly kills all the heroes of both teams as they penetrate his final wave of defenses—even with Superman wielding Captain America's shield and Thor's hammer— but Hawkeye and the Flash, who had earlier faked their deaths, stop his plan, Hawkeye firing a TNT arrow at Krona's machinery. The blast was immense, ended up sucking Krona into the universe seed called the Cosmic Egg; the Spectre pushes the worlds apart and reality returns to normal. This egg is studied in the JLA headquarters, its fluctuations are a matter of intense scrutiny in the "Syndicate Rules" storyline, during which it is speculated that the reconstruction of the universes altered the original'rules' that allowed the League and the Syndicate to always win on their home ground, requiring each to fight harder in the future. After the League believes they have the situation under control, they implement tighter scans on the egg, to register alarms at the most minor of fluctuations. At the end of the storyline, the New God Metron places several devices around the egg, so as to feed false readings to the League and to let the egg develop without interference.

The Cosmic Egg is taken by Despero in the Trinity series. It is used by Despero, Morgaine le Fey and Enigma to create powerful monsters, was used in a ritual to reshape the world. In the aftermath of these events, Krona is freed, he recruits some Controllers in an attempt to communicate with the consciousness of the universe, but is double-crossed by them, who attempt to absorb and study his energies. In retaliation, Krona destroys them and their lab planet, only to hear the planet's consciousness "freed" from its "prison". Krona sets out to do the same for many other planets. Krona is approached by Morgaine and her allies, seeking his power to fend off the returned Trinity. Morgaine offers the planet Earth's consciousness in return, intending to replace it with the soul of Enigma's daughter. Krona accepts and a lengthy battle ensues between him, the JLA, JSA, Teen Titans, the God-like trinity consisting of Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman

Fort du Fou

Fort du fou is a 1963 Italian/French international co-production war film set during the First Indochina War co-written and directed by Leo Joannon. American International Pictures released the film straight to American television in 1965 under the title Outpost in Indochina. Jacques Harden... Capitaine Noyelles Alain Saury... Lieutenant Veyrac Jean Rochefort... Sergent Hérange Foun-Sen... Xuan Jean-Loup Reynold... Private Bernard Jules Mai-Trung... The Priest Van Quynh... Chief of the Viet Minh Stan Dylik... Chief Adjutant Prétot Laurent Dumm... Sergent Durrieu Le Bâ Dat... Sergent Minh Paul Luu Dinh... Lu Banh Nguyen Thi Tuyet... Marie Phuong Michel Charrel... Private Vincent Robert Maurice... Private Masson François Brincourt... Private Isnard Fort du Fou on IMDb

BVE Trainsim

BVE Trainsim is a Japanese three-dimensional computer-based train simulator. It is notable for focusing on providing an accurate driving experience as viewed from inside the cab, rather than creating a network of other trains —other trains passed along the route are only displayed as stationary objects. BVE Trainsim was designed and developed by Takashi "Mackoy" Kojima starting in 1996 with the original program name coming from the Japanese 255 series multiple unit trains found in routes in Japan. Although the internal working of the BVE Trainsim program itself cannot be modified, additional routes and train cab views can be added via a number of text-based configuration files. Route builders have produced over 300 additional routes for the program, along with matching cab environments. Routes built by independent developers simulate rail activity in Africa, North America, South America, Europe. BVE Trainsim 1 was released in 1996 as an Alpha version under the name Boso View Express and 1999 as a Beta Version.

This version, the first version of BVE to be produced, had an interface, similar to BVE Trainsim 2, but did not have a logo. Instead, the official symbol of BVE up until the release of BVE 2 in 2001 featured the words: 暴走 VIEW EXPRESS; the first stable version released in 2001. BVE Trainsim 2 featured ATS and ATC; the latest version of BVE 2 is ver. 2.6.3, released on 27 March 2004. Unreleased and cancelled, BVE Trainsim 3 was started in 2003 as an improvement over BVE Trainsim 2, but was stopped due to problems encountered with development of the aforementioned program. BVE Trainsim 4, released in 2005, added support for plugins to simulate train safety systems other than ATS and ATC; because of the cancellation of version three, this was the first follow-on stable version since version two. It has better graphics than BVE 2 with the latter being a major update; the latest version of BVE 4 is ver. 4.2.1947.25355, released on 1 May 2005. The London Transport Museum used BVE Trainsim 4 to provide a simulation platform, within a mock underground rolling stock of the London Underground 1996 Stock, before porting to openBVE in 2010.

BVE Trainsim 5 was released on 5 September 2011 as the successor to BVE 4. In July 2008, the developer stated that he was rewriting BVE Trainsim from scratch because the released versions do not work with DirectX 9, that the new version would support Windows Vista and Windows 7; the first BVE 5 version features a new format for storing train routes and route dependencies and a redesigned interface including a distance to next station indicator and a passenger comfort indicator. The latest version of BVE 5 is ver. 5.7.6224.40815, released on 17 March 2017. The BVE 5 download page includes a route converter which can convert BVE 4 routes into a format recognised by BVE 5. OpenBVE is an independently developed open-source train simulator. Although the name and logo were based on BVE Trainsim, openBVE is free and open-source software developed and written from scratch, it features support for animated 3D cab environments and animated scenery. Internally, openBVE makes use of OpenGL for rendering, as well as OpenAL for three-dimensional positional audio.

The program is noted for its cab realism. It is distributed in the public domain, along with full C# and C source code. OpenBVE was conceived in 2009, as a free and open-source simulator, capable of running routes from BVE Trainsim, but with the eventual aim of loading content form other simulations, the development of a separate route format. Initial development was done over four years from 2009 to 2013, by a team of four developers, lead by Michelle Boucquemont and odakyufan. In 2007 most active development has ended, as the main developer Michelle Boucquemont ended her active work. Despite the lacking developer support, around 2009 openBVE was capable of running most BVE Trainsim routes and supported additional features, including an exterior view, animated 3D cabs, animated objects. To end the stalled development in October 2015 a continuation of OpenBVE was announced on BVEWorldwide by another group of developers; the group transferred the codebase to a new repository on GitHub. To date, numerous additions were made by the project: new parameters for animated objects and the plugin API, several unfixed errata from the previous openBVE 1.4.3 errata fixed, Dynamic lighting and backgrounds added, a basic package format has been added to make the installation of addons easier.

OpenBVE was selected in September 2013 as "HotPick" by Linux Format. Barten, Alfred; this Is V-scale. ISBN 1-4276-0738-8. BVE Trainsim website openBVE Project website

Sonar Kella

Sonar Kella Shonar Kella is a 1971 mystery novel by Bengali writer and filmmaker Satyajit Ray. In 1974, Ray directed a film adaption of the book named Sonar Kella, starring Soumitra Chatterjee, Santosh Dutta, Siddartha Chatterjee and Kushal Chakraborty; the movie was released in the United States as The Golden Fortress. The film begins with a school-boy Mukul Dhar, said to be able to remember events of his previous life, soon receives media attention. Dr. Hemanga Hajra, a parapsychologist, offers his help, believing it might help him in his own research. Mukul mentions that their house had lots of gems. Dr. Hajra decides to take Mukul on a trip to Rajasthan. Two seasoned fraudsters, Amiyanath Burman and Mandar Bose, plan to kidnap Mukul to capture the treasure, their first attempt at the kidnapping fails when they pick up another boy named Mukul, from the same neighborhood. Alarmed by this, Mukul's father engages a private investigator, to protect his son. Feluda leaves for Rajasthan along with Tapesh, following Dr Hajra.

On their way, they meet Lalmohan Ganguly, a.k.a. Jatayu, a popular thriller-writer. Meanwhile and Bose kidnap Mukul and push off Dr. Hajra off a cliff at the Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur. Burman impersonates as Mandar Bose as a globe-trotter. Dr. Hajra begins to pursue them. Feluda arrives in Jodhpur Circuit meets Burman, thinking him to be Dr. Hajra. Feluda begins to suspect Mandar Bose based on his accent. Feluda suspects "Dr. Hajra's" conduct as he appears lackadaisical in his research. Mukul keeps saying he is followed by a "bad man". Burman hypnotizes Mukul. Dr. Hajra reaches the same conclusion by learning about the history of the Fort of Jaisalmer from a police inspector. Feluda learns. Mandar Bose tells Feluda that Burman has left with Mukul for Barmer. Feluda suspects foul play, leaves for Jaisalmer by car. Mandar Bose strands Feluda and Jatayu on the highway. Feluda takes a camel caravan to the nearest train station, from which he takes the next train to Jaisalmer. In the night, Mandar Bose falls out of the train.

The three reach Jaisalmer along with Dr. Hajra, they rush to the fort, where they find Mukul searching for the treasure. Feluda captures Burman, telling him that there never was any treasure, they find that Mukul is cured, return to Kolkata. Prodosh Chandra Mitter aka. Feluda Tapesh Ranjan Mitter aka. Topshe Lalmohan Ganguly aka. Jatayu Sidhu Jyatha Mukul Dhar Mandar Bose Amiyanath Burman Dr. Hemanga Hajra Dibbhojuthi Paul Binay Mitra Soumitra Chatterjee as Feluda Siddartha Chatterjee as Topshe Santosh Dutta as Jatayu Kushal Chakraborty as Mukul Dhar Shailen Mukherjee as Dr. Hemanga Hajra Ajoy Banerjee as Amiyanath Burman/Bhavananda/fake Dr Hemanga Hajra Kamu Mukherjee as Mandar Bose Harindranath Chattopadhyay as Sidhu Jyatha Bishnupada Rudrapaul as Dibbhojuthi Paul Haradhan Banerjee as Binay Mitra Santanu Bagchi as the another boy named Mukul Bimal Chatterjee as the grandfather of the another boy named Mukul Ashok Mukherjee as the Journalist Satyajit Ray - Director, Music Score Soumendu Roy - Cinematography Dulal Dutta - Editor Mangesh Deshai- Sound Mixing Engineer J.

D Irani - Dubbing Sound Recordist Anil Talukdar- Guide Track Sound recordist Ashoke Bose - Production Designer Debayan Roy - Production Basic National Film Awards for Best Screenplay & Best Direction Best Film and Screenplay, Government of West Bengal, 1974 Best Feature Film for Children and Young Adults, Tehran, 1975 National Award for Best Cinematography Sonar Kella on IMDb Sonar Kella

My Beloved

My Beloved is a 2012 Philippine television drama romance fantasy series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Dominic Zapata and Lore Reyes, it stars Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera, it premiered on February 13, 2012 on the network's Telebabad line up replacing Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown and worldwide on GMA Pinoy TV. The series concluded on June 2012 with a total of 83 episodes, it was replaced by One True Love in its timeslot. The production shooting began October 4, 2011 with Dingdong Dantes and Rhian Ramos as the main lead casts. My Beloved is supposed to be the follow up project of the two after the highly-success of their 2009 series Stairway to Heaven, but due of some controversies, Rhian Ramos requests to take a leave from her work because of the trauma she is going through; the actress asked that she be replaced "as she feels that she cannot give her best to the show given her current state of mind". The production, leaving no choice but to search for the immediate replacement for Ramos' character.

There were plenty of speculations that in actress, Carla Abellana's hands landed the role of Sharina. But in one of her interviews, she told that she haven't heard that yet, but she's willing to portray the role. On December 16, GMA Network's corporate communications released a statement that "Primetime Queen" Marian Rivera will be Dingdong Dantes's new leading lady, making My Beloved their fifth project together after starring in the past hit television series like MariMar, Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang and Endless Love. Lead castDingdong Dantes as Benjamin "Benjie" Castor / Arlan Marian Rivera as Sharina Quijano-CastorSupporting castKatrina Halili as Emilia "Emmie" Montecastro Mikael Daez as Nelson De Guia Jennica Garcia as Monica Quijano Carl Guevara as Junic Tablante Louise delos Reyes as Grace Velasco Alden Richards as Rico Castor Paolo Contis as Geronimo "Gimo" Magtoto Nova Villa as Inggay Castor Chanda Romero as Elsa Quijano Saab Magalona as Ginella Quijano Ynna Asistio as Lyzette Gianna Cutler as Pepay Castor Reika Suzuki as SunshineRecurring castMarky Lopez as Tikyo Djanin Cruz as Lucy Andrea Torres as Dessa James Ronald Obeso as Michael Rodfil Obeso as Jackson Frank Magalona as Ronald John Hall as Joryl Fabio Ide as Rowan Jay Gonzaga as MikalGuest castRio Locsin as Lily Gwen Zamora as young Lily John Arcilla as Romeo Quijano Sharmaine Arnaiz as Perla Quijano-Castor Cris Villanueva as Crisanto Castor Jestoni Alarcon as Archangel Icon Chambliss Santos as young Sharina Quijano Alliyah Fatima dela Riva as young Monica Quijano Christine Joy de Guzman as young Ginella Quijano Bodjie Pascua as a parish priest Luz Fernandez as Concha Archie Adamos as Grace's stepfather Maureen Mauricio as Grace's mother Janine Gutierrez as Joanne Ledesma Sheree Bautista as Tikyo's girlfriend Nathalie Hart as Trixie Montemayor Frank Garcia as Mark Rox Montealegre as Lyzette's friend AJ Dee as Warren Veyda Inoval as Sunshine Castor / Sunshine Magtoto Yassi Pressman as teen Joy Ryza Cenon as teen Pepay Kevin Santos as teen Erwin Boots Anson-Roa as old Sharina Tanya Garcia as adult Joy Gian Magdangal as adult Erwin Gretchen Espina as Joy's friend Dexter Doria as old Dessa According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of My Beloved earned a 30.3% rating.

While the final episode scored a 26.1% rating. My Beloved on IMDb

Alofaaga Blowholes

The Alofaaga Blowholes known as the Taga Blowholes, are a natural feature located in the district of Palauli, south west of Salelologa wharf on the island of Savai'i in Samoa. The entrance to the blowholes is in the village of Taga. In this area, lava flows have created a series of tubes connecting a flat clifftop of lava rock with the ocean below. Waves breaking against the lower end of the lava tubes send water at high pressure up through the tubes, creating fountains that spray every few seconds; as most of the land in Samoa is under customary ownership, the village charges a small admission for entry to view the blowholes. The area is surrounded by wet, slippery rocks which can be dangerous. Falling into one of the blowholes would be certainly fatal. A track along the coast can be followed west to the ancient village of Fagaloa. Piula Cave Pool Mata o le Alelo Pool Falemauga Caves ^ "Alofaaga Blowholes". Samoa. Samoa Tourism Authority. Archived from the original on 3 February 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2012.

^ "The Taga Blow Holes". Samoan Sensation. Archived from the original on 10 November 2005. Retrieved 18 December 2005. Samoan New Zealander hip hop artist King Kapisi music video filmed at the blowholes