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Lexcorp is a fictional company appearing in American comic book published by DC Comics. Owned by Lex Luthor, the company is based in Metropolis and its headquarter is LexCorp Tower; the establishment of LexCorp by Lex Luthor is a stark departure from earlier portrayals of the company's founder, transitioning the character from a warlord and would-be dictator into a power-mad business magnate. LexCorp was founded to serve as a front to Lex Luthor's criminal enterprise while being a symbol of Luthor's victory over Superman, as Luthor values defeating the Superman over financial gain. Luthor intends to convert LexCorp into a legitimate operation after his retirement from crime, in the future it is shown being a successful non-criminal enterprise, to Superman's pleasure. LexCorp was organized as an aerospace engineering firm started in the top floor offices of the Daily Planet building in Metropolis, has since become one of the world's largest, most diversified multinational conglomerates; the company grew by acquisition, starting with struggling airlines "Inter-Continental Airlines" and "Atlantic Coast Air Systems", renaming them to "LexAir".

When rising profits were threatened by fuel shortages, LexCorp bought out Southwestern Petroleum and renamed it "LexOil". This pattern of acquisition continued to include the Daily Planet and several Metropolis businesses before LexCorp sold the unprofitable Daily Planet and its building to TransNational Enterprises, establishing an L-shaped 96-story high-rise as its new headquarters. LexCorp grew into a diverse international conglomerate with interests in utilities, waste management, industrial manufacturing, computer hardware and software, retail, bio-engineering, pharmaceuticals, communications, real estate, restaurants, media, financial services, security, satellites, stock brokerage houses, cash businesses, food. By the timeframe of the Alliance Invasion it was estimated that LexCorp either directly or indirectly employed nearly two-thirds of Metropolis' population of 11 million people, dominating commerce around much of the world. Among those many subsidiaries are such diverse businesses as Advanced Research Laboratories, Secur-Corp Armored Car Service, North American Robotics, Hell's Gate Disposal Services, the Good Foods Group, owners of Ralli's Family Restaurants and the Koul-Brau Breweries.

LexCorp's major subsidiary companies include LexComp, LexChemical, LexEl Investments, LexMart, LexComm, FedLex, LexOil, LexAir, TelLex. When CEO Lex Luthor was elected President of the United States, Talia al Ghul took over the company, who donated a large portion of its profits to the Wayne Foundation during Superman and Batman's year-long absences. Following his dismissal as president he fired her and took back his place, though she secretly kept a portion of stock. Competitors include Wayne Enterprises, Kord Enterprises, Queen Industries and S. T. A. R. Labs. LexCorp provides sponsorship to the superhero team The Conglomerate along with American Steel, Dante Foods, Dupree Chemical, Ferris Aircraft, S. T. A. R. Labs, Ovel Oil, Pax Entertainment, Stagg Enterprises. Following Luthor's public acquittal from criminal charges Lana Lang became LexCorp's new CEO and LexCorp began its decline. Lana Lang was dismissed from her post due to a contractual clause in all LexCorp employment charters forbidding aiding Superman in any way, after she attempted to use a LexCorp security unit to aid Superman in a battle against Atlas.

A year after the events of Infinite Crisis, Lex Luthor had been stripped of his wealth and assets. Lex Luthor secretly owns the powerful and legitimate Thunder Corporation which he controls through a false identity, maintaining the illusion of the chairman/principal stockholder "Lucius D. Tommytown" through fake magazine articles and actors because he thought himself too honest to be anything but a criminal; the Thunder Corporation headquarters "Zephrymore Building" fronts Lex Luthor's criminal operations and penthouse. LexCorp is depicted in the Ruby-Spears Superman cartoons. LexCorp appears in the Clark: The New Adventures of Superman television series. LexCorp has been shown in episodes of Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League, with it being one of the tallest buildings in Metropolis; the major conglomerate featured on Smallville is LuthorCorp, an agricultural conglomerate, founded by Lionel Luthor. Following Lionel's incarceration in the fourth season, LuthorCorp comes under Lex's control and turns into a corporation with several subsidiaries and divisions.

After his disappearance, Tess Mercer takes control and forms a partnership with Zod to develop a Solar Tower. In the series finale, the LuthorCorp tower is damaged by several explosions which disfigure the corporate logo on the side of the building, with the scarred remains spelling out "LexCorp". In the cartoon Krypto the Superdog, LexCorp is shown to be the home of Luthor's pet lizard Ignatius. In The Batman, LexCorp is shown in the two part episode "The Superman/Batman Story." The Flash co-creator Andrew Kreisberg revealed that LexCorp was going to appear in the pilot episode as an Easter egg but was cut. In season 2 of Supergirl, LexCorp appears under the name "Luthor Corp". Lex Luthor's sister Lena takes over the company after Lex's imprisonment and renames it to "L-Corp" to distance the company from her brother's reputation; this makes her the target of assassin John Corben, whom Lex hires to assassinate her. In the third episode of Powerless, the team of Wayne Security lose

105th Regiment of Foot (Madras Light Infantry)

The 105th Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army, raised by the Honourable East India Company in 1766. Under the Childers Reforms it amalgamated with the 51st Regiment of Foot to form the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry; the regiment as first raised by the Honourable East India Company as the 2nd Madras Europeans, when it was formed from the 1st Madras Europeans in 1766. It served in India until it was disbanded in 1799, it was re-raised as the 2nd Battalion, The Madras European Regiment in 1822 but disbanded again in 1830. The regiment was re-raised as the 2nd Madras Regiment in 1839 and re-designated the 2nd Madras Light Infantry in 1842, it was deployed to Burma in 1853 during the Second Anglo-Burmese War and saw action in India in 1857 during the Indian Rebellion. After the Crown took control of the Presidency armies in the aftermath of the Indian Rebellion, the regiment became the 2nd Madras Light Infantry in November 1859, it was renumbered as the 105th Regiment of Foot on transfer to the British Army in September 1862.

It embarked for England in 1874. As part of the Cardwell Reforms of the 1870s, where single-battalion regiments were linked together to share a single depot and recruiting district in the United Kingdom, the 105th was linked with the 51st Regiment of Foot, assigned to district no. 8 at Pontefract Barracks in the West Riding of Yorkshire. On 1 July 1881 the Childers Reforms came into effect and the regiment amalgamated with the 51st Regiment of Foot to form the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Colonels of the regiment were: 2nd Madras Regiment1839: Col. Archibald Brown Dyce105th Regiment of Foot 1862–1866: Lt-Gen. Archibald Brown Dyce 1866–1881: Gen. George Alexander Malcolm, CB Mills, T. F. "105th Regiment of Foot". Archived from the original on 7 January 2008. Retrieved April 15, 2007

Trade association

A trade association known as an industry trade group, business association, sector association or industry body, is an organization founded and funded by businesses that operate in a specific industry. An industry trade association participates in public relations activities such as advertising, publishing and political donations, but its focus is collaboration between companies. Associations may offer other services, such as producing conferences, holding networking or charitable events, or offering classes or educational materials. Many associations are non-profit organizations governed by bylaws and directed by officers who are members. In countries with a social market economy, the role of trade associations is taken by employers' organizations, which take a role in social dialogue. One of the primary purposes of trade groups in the United States, is to attempt to influence public policy in a direction favorable to the group's members, it can take the form of contributions to the campaigns of political candidates and parties through political action committees.

In addition, trade groups attempt to influence the activities of regulatory bodies. In the United States, direct contributions by PACs to candidates are required to be disclosed to the Federal Election Commission or state and local election overseers. So, it can sometimes be difficult to trace the funding for issue and non-electoral campaigns. All trade associations are involved in publishing activities in print and online; the main media published by trade associations are as follows: Association website. The association's corporate website explains the association's aims and objectives, promotes the association's products and services, explains the benefits of membership to prospective members, promotes members' businesses. Members newsletters or magazines. Whether produced in print or online, association newsletters and magazines contain news about the activities of the association, industry news and editorial features on topical issues; some are distributed to members, while others are used to lobby lawmakers and regulators, some are used to promote members' businesses to potential new customers.

Printed membership directories and yearbooks. Larger trade associations publish membership directories and yearbooks to promote their association to opinion formers, lawmakers and other stakeholders; such publications help to promote members' businesses both to each other and to a wider audience. A typical membership directory contains profiles of each association member, a products and services guide, advertising from members, editorial articles about the aims and activities of the association; the emphasis of association yearbooks on the other hand is on editorial features about the association itself and the association's industry. The opportunity to be promoted in such media is an important reason why companies join a trade association in the first place. Examples of larger trade associations that publish a comprehensive range of media include European Wind Energy Association, Association of British Travel Agents and the Confederation of British Industry. Industry trade groups sometimes produce advertisements.

However, whereas typical advertisements are for a specific corporate product, such as a specific brand of cheese or toilet paper, industry trade groups advertisements are targeted to promote the views of an entire industry. These ads mention only the industry's products as a whole, painting them in a positive light in order to have the public form positive associations with that industry and its products. For example, in the USA the advertising campaign "Beef. It's what's for dinner" is used by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association to promote a positive image of beef in the public consciousness; these are adverts targeted at specific issues. For example, in the US in the early 2000s the Motion Picture Association of America began running advertisements before films that advocate against movie piracy over the Internet. A frequent criticism of trade associations is that, while they are not per se "profit-making" organizations, they are in reality fronts for cartels engaged in price-fixing and maintaining barriers to entry of industry, other subtle self-serving anti-competitive activities not in the public interest.

Jon Leibowitz, commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission in the United States, outlined the anti-competitive nature of some trade association activity in a speech to the American Bar Association in Washington, D. C. in March 2005 called "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Trade Associations and Antitrust". For instance, he said, under the guise of "standard setting" trade associations representing the established players in an industry can set rules that make it harder for new companies to enter a market. In September 2007, the German trade association for Fachverband Verbindungs- und Befestigungstechnik and five fastener companies were fined 303 million euros by the European Commission for operating cartels in the markets for fasteners and attaching machines in Europe and worldwide. In one of the cartels, the YKK Group, Coats plc, the Prym group, the Scovill group, A. Raymond, Berning & Söhne "agreed on coordinated price increases in annual'price rounds' with respect to'other fasteners' and their atta

Margaritifer Terra

Margaritifer Terra is an ancient cratered region of Mars. It is centered just south of the Martian equator at 4.9°S 25°W / -4.9. The area reveals "chaos terrain", outflow channels, alluvial plains that are indicative of massive flooding. Wind erosion patterns are in evidence. A region within the terra shows some of the highest valley network densities on the planet. Ares Vallis is another notable feature, where the flow patterns are in evidence, it is one of several proposed landing sites for the Mars 2020 Rover. Holden and Eberswalde, craters in Margaritifer Terra, are thought to have held lakes because they contain deltas and iron/magnesium smectite minerals which need water to form; the Uzboi-Landon-Morava system of paths for water flow is found in Margaritifer Terra. Researchers think that great flood channels in this region were carved in just weeks or months by catastrophic outflows of groundwater; because forming hematite requires liquid water, which could not long exist without a thick atmosphere, Mars must have had a much thicker atmosphere at some time in the past.

Margaritifer Terra was named after the Pearl Coast, south India. Part of it is found in the Margaritifer Sinus part in the Oxia Palus quadrangle; some of the images from this region display layers. Many places on Mars show rocks arranged in layers. Rock can form layers in a variety of ways. Volcanoes, wind, or water can produce layers. A detailed discussion of layering with many Martian examples can be found in Sedimentary Geology of Mars. Layers can be hardened by the action of groundwater. Martian ground water moved hundreds of kilometers, in the process it dissolved many minerals from the rock it passed through; when ground water surfaces in low areas containing sediments, water evaporates in the thin atmosphere and leaves behind minerals as deposits and/or cementing agents. Layers of dust could not easily erode away since they were cemented together. On April 1, 2010, NASA released the first images under the HiWish program, with the public suggesting places for HiRISE to photograph. One of the eight locations was Aureum Chaos.

The first image below gives a wide view of the area. The next two images are from the HiRISE image. Areas of chaos terrain on Mars Geography of Mars Groundwater on Mars Lakes on Mars Uzboi-Landon-Morava Dartmouth J. A. Grant,'Valley Evolution in Margaritifer Sinus, Mars' Geologic Map of MTM -15027, -20027, -25027, -25032 Quadrangles, Margaritifer Terra Region of Mars United States Geological Survey Lakes on Mars - Nathalie Cabrol

Mohammed Saeid

Mohammed Khalid Saeid is a Swedish-born Eritrean footballer who plays as a midfielder for Allsvenskan club IK Sirius and the Eritrea national team. Saeid was spotted at age eleven by Fulham while playing in a tournament with his team BK Forward; the English club ended up not signing him. Instead scouts from West Bromwich Albion who had watched him play for Fulham offered him a youth contract. In 2009, he returned to his old Swedish third tier club BK Forward. Saeid played three season there and had a successful 2011 where he scored eight goals from midfield; this caused Allsvenskan clubs like Malmö FF and Mjällby AIF to show interest in signing him. In the end he chose to stay in Örebro and signed with Örebro SK at the start of 2012. Saeid joined the Columbus Crew upon the expiration of his contract in December. On 14 March 2015, Saeid made his debut and first career start for Columbus Crew SC in place of center midfielder Tony Tchani, serving a one-game suspension. Saied played 76 minutes in the Crew's 2-0 victory over Toronto FC.

On 31 March 2017 Minnesota United FC traded Saeid, Joshua Gatt, an international roster spot to Colorado Rapids for Marc Burch and Sam Cronin. On 29 December 2017, it was announced that Saeid would join Danish Superliga side Lyngby BK ahead of their 2018 season. On 3 August 2018, Saeid transferred to IK Sirius in Allsvenskan, signing a deal running until 2021. Saeid joined the Eritrea national team in September 2019 for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, he made his debut on 10 September 2019 in a game against Namibia. He started the game and played the first 81 minutes of the game as Eritrea was eliminated from the competition. Saeid was born in the child of refugees from Eritrea. Mohammed Saeid at SvFF Mohammed Saeid at Major League Soccer Mohammed Saeid at

Sick (The Walking Dead)

"Sick" is the second episode of the third season of the post-apocalyptic horror television series The Walking Dead, which aired on AMC in the United States on October 21, 2012. In their haste to amputate Hershel Greene's infected leg while clearing out the prison and his group encounter five living prisoners, Andrew, Big Tiny and Oscar. Rick, T-Dog keep the prisoners at a distance, learning they have been shut away for the last ten months and were unaware of the extent of the walker epidemic. Tomas believes the prison should be theirs, but Rick asserts that since they spilled blood to clear it, the prison belongs to Rick's group. However, Rick does offer to let the prisoners split the supplies; the group returns back to their cell block where Hershel is kept in a separate cell and watched over in case he turns. Rick keeps the prisoners in a locked cell temporarily. Rick tells Lori he does not trust the prisoners and considers killing them. Rick offers to help the prisoners clear a cell block and he, T-Dog provide them melee weapons as they show them how to fight off walkers.

During this, Big Tiny is scratched in the back by a walker. Unable to save Big Tiny as they had with Hershel, Tomas hacks at Big Tiny with an ax mercilessly to kill him, making Rick and the others uneasy. Tomas disobeys Rick's instructions as they clear out a room, forcing the group to deal with a mass of walkers. In the chaos, Tomas attempts to assassinate Rick twice; the walkers are subdued, Rick confronts Tomas. Tomas claims he was reacting instinctively but Rick drives a machete into Tomas' head, killing him. Andrew misses, he runs outside into a courtyard filled with walkers. Rick locks Andrew out, despite his pleas to be let back in. Oscar and Axel profess no knowledge of Tomas' or Andrew's plans and surrender their weapons to Rick's group, he keeps to his word, letting them stay in the cleared block. Meanwhile, Carl takes off on his own to get medical supplies from the infirmary, though successful, is scolded by Lori. Carol has Glenn help her capture a female walker to allow her to practice performing a C-section, as Hershel may not be able to help when Lori goes into labor.

They are unaware. Hershel starts to show signs of recovery, is conscious after Rick returns from the other cell block. On, Lori tries to strike up an intimate conversation with Rick, who thanks her for helping with Hershel, coldly walks away; the episode was well received. Zack Handlen, writing for The A. V. Club, gave the episode a B+ on a scale from A to F. Eric Goldman at IGN gave the episode an 8.0 out of 10. Upon its initial broadcast on October 21, 2012, "Sick" was watched by an estimated 9.55 million viewers, down from the season premiere which broke several records when it reached 10.9 million viewers, becoming the most-watched scripted drama telecast on a basic cable network in history, the most-watched episode of the series to date. "Sick" at AMC "Sick" on IMDb "Sick" at