Leda Gloria was an Italian film actress. She appeared in 66 films between 1929 and 1965. Leda Gloria on IMDb
Leda is a river in north-western Germany in the state of Lower Saxony. The Leda is a right tributary of the Ems and originates at the confluence of the Sagter Ems and the Dreyschloot near Barßel; the Leda flows into the Ems near the town of Leer. On the southern bank of the Leda, in the Overledingen Land, opposite Leer, lies the small settlement of Kloster Muhde; the total length of the river is 24.2 kilometres. The lower 1.85 kilometres until the port of Leer are navigable for large ships, a further 7 km until the mouth of the Jümme for Class II ships and a further 16 km until the Elisabethfehnkanal are navigable but not classified.. In East Frisia the Sagter Ems, a headstream of the Leda, is known as the Leda. List of rivers of Lower Saxony
Orphan Black is a Canadian science fiction thriller television series created by screenwriter Graeme Manson and director John Fawcett, starring Tatiana Maslany as several identical people who are clones. The series focuses on Sarah Manning, a woman who assumes the identity of one of her fellow clones, Elizabeth Childs, after witnessing Childs' suicide; the series raises issues about the moral and ethical implications of human cloning, its effect on issues of personal identity. The series is produced by Temple Street Productions, in association with BBC America and Bell Media's Space, it premiered on March 30, 2013, on Space on BBC America in the United States. On June 16, 2016, the series was renewed for a fifth and final 10-episode season, which premiered on June 10, 2017. An aftershow, After the Black, began airing in the third season on Space and was acquired by BBC America for the fourth season; the series begins with Sarah Manning, a con artist, witnessing the suicide of a woman, Beth Childs, who appears to be her doppelgänger.
Sarah assumes Beth's occupation after Beth's death. During the first season, Sarah discovers that she is a clone, that she has many'sister' clones spread throughout North America and Europe that are all part of an illegal human cloning experiment, that someone is plotting to kill them and her. Alongside her foster brother, Felix Dawkins, two of her fellow clones, Alison Hendrix and Cosima Niehaus, Sarah discovers the origin of the clones: a scientific movement called Neolution; the movement believes that human beings can use scientific knowledge to direct their evolution as a species. The movement has an institutional base in the large and wealthy biotech corporation, the Dyad Institute, headed by Dr. Aldous Leekie; the Dyad Institute conducts basic research, lobbies political institutions, promotes its eugenics program, aided by the clone Rachel Duncan. It seeks to profit from the technology the clones embody and has thus placed "monitors" into the clones' personal lives to study them scientifically, but to keep them under surveillance.
Sarah discovers that she's wanted by the police and by a secret religious group, the Proletheans. A faction of the Proletheans carries out the clone assassinations, because they believe clones are abominations, they use Sarah's biological twin sister, Helena, to kill the other clones. Sarah and Helena share a surrogate birth mother and are twins both genetically and with respect to their early maternal environment; the Dyad Institute and the Proletheans learn that Sarah has a daughter, the only known offspring of a clone. The plot lines of the series revolve around Sarah and Kira's efforts to avoid capture by the sinister Neolutionists and Proletheans, as well as around the efforts made by each clone to give sense to her life and origin; the attempt to control the creation of human life is a dominant theme that drives various story lines. A second key theme forms around the intrigues made by the Dyad Group and the Proletheans, along with the earlier intrigues made by the authors of Project Leda, Mrs. S.
Sarah's foster mother, her political network. Both themes intersect in the effort to control the creation of human life. Sarah, who matures because of her struggles, defends the bond between parent and child against the Neolutionists and Proletheans. Tatiana Maslany as Sarah Manning, Alison Hendrix, Cosima Niehaus, Rachel Duncan and several Project Leda clones, all born in 1984 to various women by in vitro fertilization. Dylan Bruce as Paul Dierden, an ex-military mercenary, Beth's monitor and boyfriend. Jordan Gavaris as Sarah's foster brother and confidant, he identifies as moonlights as a prostitute. He is the first person. Kevin Hanchard as Detective Arthur "Art" Bell, Beth's police partner. Michael Mando as Victor "Vic" Schmidt, Sarah's abusive, drug-dealing ex-boyfriend. Maria Doyle Kennedy as Siobhan Sadler and Felix's Irish foster mother, they call her "Mrs. S." She acts as guardian to Sarah's daughter Kira. Évelyne Brochu as Dr. Delphine Cormier, Cosima's monitor and fellow scientist. Ari Millen as Mark Rollins, a Prolethean.
Kristian Bruun as Donnie Hendrix, Alison's husband and monitor. Josh Vokey as Scott Smith, a fellow student of Cosima at the University of Minnesota, who joins her and Delphine at the Dyad Institute. Skyler Wexler as Kira Manning and Cal's biological, naturally-conceived, daughter; the only child of a clone, she has inherited the apparent accelerated healing ability demonstrated by Sarah and Helena, has shown the ability to tell the clones apart when they are posing as each other. Inga Cadranel as Detective Angela "Angie" Deangelis, Art's new partner, trying to uncover the clone conspiracy behind Art's back. Matt Frewer as Dr. Aldous Leekie, frontman of the Institute and the face of the Neolution movement. Matthew Bennett as Daniel Rosen, a Dyad associated lawyer, assigned to do Rachel's shady work, he had a sexual relationship with Rachel and acted as her monitor with her knowledge. Daniel Kash as Tomas, responsible for the kidnapping and subsequent psychological and physical abuse of Helena.
Web of Passion
Web of Passion is a 1959 French suspense thriller film directed by Claude Chabrol and based on the novel The Key to Nicholas Street by American writer Stanley Ellin. It was Chabrol's first film in the thriller genre, which would be his genre of choice for the rest of his career; the film had a total of 1,445,587 admissions in France. Leda, the mistress of the wealthy Henri Marcoux is murdered and the family accuses the milkman of committing the crime, but Marcoux's daughter's fiance suspects. Madeleine Robinson as Thérèse Marcoux Antonella Lualdi as Léda Jean-Paul Belmondo as Laszlo Kovacs Jacques Dacqmine as Henri Marcoux Jeanne Valérie as Elisabeth Bernadette Lafont as Julie, the maid André Jocelyn as Richard Marcoux Mario David as Roger, the milkman László Szabó as Laszlo's friend Belmondo plays a character named Laszlo Kovacs, the alias of his character Michel Poiccard in Breathless. Madeleine Robinson won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress in 1959 for her role in this film. Web of Passion on IMDb Film page at Le Film Guide
Leda: The Fantastic Adventure of Yohko
Leda: The Fantastic Adventure of Yohko is a direct-to-video anime film released in Japan on March 1, 1985. It was released in theaters on December 21, 1985; the story is that of Yoko Asagiri who finds that the love song she wrote acted as a bridge transporting her to a fantastical alternate world called "Ashanti." There, the ruler of that world wants her song so that he could use it to open a doorway to Yoko's world and conquer it with his armies. Using the artifacts left behind by the legendary warrior Leda who prophesied her arrival and her new found friends must stop the tyrant's ambition and return both worlds to their proper place and balance. Yoko Asagiri composes a piano sonata to show her love to a young man. While listening to the song on a walkman she doesn't have the courage to confess, she is transported to a fantastical world. There she meets a talking dog. While talking to the dog, sees off in the sky a reflection of her world, she discovers that she can transport herself between the worlds while listening to the song.
Her walkman is stolen by strange men riding mechanical creatures who attack her. Yoko transforms into a powerful sword wielding warrior and defeats them, they meet a young girl named Yoni who explains that the floating castle, nearby is ruled by Zell, an evil man using Leda's power for evil. He wishes to open a portal to the world of Noa to conquer it. Yoni leads her to a giant robot named the Armor of Leda that can transform into a ship called the Wings of Leda. Zell's floating towers attack and Yoni's giant robot, Rubber Star, is destroyed during the battle. Yoni and Yoko fly to Zell's castle, they confront Zell. Zell tells her. Zell captures her friends, put Yoko to sleep to use her to help control the portal machine. There Yoko dreams. Instead of walking past him, she started talking to him, she breaks the spell, rescues her friends, the machine overloads. Zell, in anger lunges towards Yoko. Yoko stabs him. While the castle is destroyed Yoko and her friends escape. Yoko returns to her world, she runs after him to talk to him.
Hiromi Tsuru - Asagiri Yōko Kei Tomiyama - Ringamu Chika Sakamoto - Yoni Shuichi Ikeda - Zell Mahito Tsujimura - Chizamu Naoko Watanabe- Omuka Kōji Totani -Soldier A Kōzō Shioya - Soldier B Director: Kunihiko Yuyama Script: Junki Takegami, Kunihiko Yuyama Original Concept: Kaname Production Character Design: Mutsumi Inomata Art Director: Tadami Shimokawa Mechanical design: Takahiro Toyomasu Sound Director: Noriyoshi Matsuura Director of Photography: Shigerou Sugimura Animation Coordinator: Yōsei Morino An English release of the film was acquired by The Right Stuf International in February 1997. It was released in North America on both subbed and dubbed VHS formats in May 1997; the OVA was republished on November 27, 2000 The company has yet to release the OVA on DVD in the region. Hideyuki Kikuchi The Wing of Madoola Leda: The Fantastic Adventure of Yohko at Anime News Network's encyclopedia Leda: The Fantastic Adventure of Yohko on IMDb
Leadership is both a research area and a practical skill encompassing the ability of an individual or organization to "lead" or guide other individuals, teams, or entire organizations. Specialist literature debates various viewpoints, contrasting Eastern and Western approaches to leadership, United States versus European approaches. U. S. academic environments define leadership as "a process of social influence in which a person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task". Studies of leadership have produced theories involving traits, situational interaction, behavior, power and values, intelligence, among others. Sanskrit literature identifies ten types of leaders. Defining characteristics of the ten types of leaders are explained with examples from history and mythology. Aristocratic thinkers have postulated that leadership depends on genes. Monarchy takes an extreme view of the same idea, may prop up its assertions against the claims of mere aristocrats by invoking divine sanction.
On the other hand, more democratically inclined theorists have pointed to examples of meritocratic leaders, such as the Napoleonic marshals profiting from careers open to talent. In the autocratic/paternalistic strain of thought, traditionalists recall the role of leadership of the Roman pater familias. Feminist thinking, on the other hand, may object to such models as patriarchal and posit against them attuned and consensual empathetic guidance, sometimes associated with matriarchies. Comparable to the Roman tradition, the views of Confucianism on "right living" relate much to the ideal of the scholar-leader and his benevolent rule, buttressed by a tradition of filial piety. Leadership is a matter of intelligence, humaneness and discipline... Reliance on intelligence alone results in rebelliousness. Exercise of humaneness alone results in weakness. Fixation on trust results in folly. Dependence on the strength of courage results in violence. Excessive discipline and sternness in command result in cruelty.
When one has all five virtues together, each appropriate to its function one can be a leader. — Sun Tzu Machiavelli's The Prince, written in the early 16th century, provided a manual for rulers to gain and keep power. In the 19th century the elaboration of anarchist thought called the whole concept of leadership into question. One response to this denial of élitism came with Leninism, which demanded an élite group of disciplined cadres to act as the vanguard of a socialist revolution, bringing into existence the dictatorship of the proletariat. Other historical views of leadership have addressed the seeming contrasts between secular and religious leadership; the doctrines of Caesaro-papism had their detractors over several centuries. Christian thinking on leadership has emphasized stewardship of divinely provided resources—human and material—and their deployment in accordance with a Divine plan. Compare servant leadership. For a more general take on leadership in politics, compare the concept of the statesperson.
The search for the characteristics or traits of leaders has continued for centuries. Philosophical writings from Plato's Republic to Plutarch's Lives have explored the question "What qualities distinguish an individual as a leader?" Underlying this search was the early recognition of the importance of leadership and the assumption that leadership is rooted in the characteristics that certain individuals possess. This idea that leadership is based on individual attributes is known as the "trait theory of leadership". A number of works in the 19th century – when the traditional authority of monarchs and bishops had begun to wane – explored the trait theory at length: note the writings of Thomas Carlyle and of Francis Galton, whose works have prompted decades of research. In Heroes and Hero Worship, Carlyle identified the talents and physical characteristics of men who rose to power. Galton's Hereditary Genius examined leadership qualities in the families of powerful men. After showing that the numbers of eminent relatives dropped off when his focus moved from first-degree to second-degree relatives, Galton concluded that leadership was inherited.
In other words, leaders were born, not developed. Both of these notable works lent great initial support for the notion that leadership is rooted in characteristics of a leader. Cecil Rhodes believed that public-spirited leadership could be nurtured by identifying young people with "moral force of character and instincts to lead", educating them in contexts which further developed such characteristics. International networks of such leaders could help to promote international understanding and help "render war impossible"; this vision of leadership underlay the creation of the Rhodes Scholarships, which have helped to shape notions of leadership since their creation in 1903. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, a series of qualitative reviews of these studies prompted researchers to take a drastically different view of the driving forces behind leadership. In reviewing the extant literature and Mann found that while some traits were common across a number of studies, the overall evidence suggested that people who are leaders in one situation may not be leaders in other situations.
Subsequently, leadership was no longer characterized as an enduring indivi
Lyon-Meudon Extragalactic Database
The Lyon-Meudon Extragalactic Database was a database of galaxies, created in 1983 at the Lyon Observatory. Each galaxy had a number assigned to it, now known as its PGC number; the Principal Galaxies Catalogue, published in 1989, was based on the Lyon-Meudon Extragalactic Database and contained cross-identifications for it. LEDA was merged with Hypercat to become HyperLEDA in 2000, itself known as PGC2003. LEDA contained information on more than 60 parameters for about 100,000 galaxies, now contains information on over 3 million celestial objects, of which about 1.5 million are galaxies. The database allows astronomers around the world access to its information. HYPERLEDA HyperLeda: A database for physics of galaxies LEDA data base LEDA Database Reference Page