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Marv Wolfman

Marvin Arthur Wolfman is an American comic book and novelization writer. He worked on Marvel Comics's The Tomb of Dracula, for which he and artist Gene Colan created the vampire-slayer Blade, DC Comics's The New Teen Titans and the Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series with George Pérez. Marv Wolfman was born in the son of police officer Abe and housewife Fay, he has Harriet, 12 years older. When Wolfman was 13, his family moved to Flushing, Queens, in New York City, where he attended junior high school, he went in Manhattan, hoping to become a cartoonist. Wolfman is Jewish. Marvin Wolfman was active in fandom before he began his professional comics career at DC Comics in 1968. Wolfman was one of the first to publish Stephen King, with "In A Half-World of Terror" in Wolfman's horror fanzine Stories of Suspense No. 2. This was a revised version of King's first published story, "I Was a Teenage Grave Robber", serialized over four issues of the fanzine Comics Review that same year. Wolfman's first published work for DC Comics appeared in Blackhawk No. 242.

He and longtime friend Len Wein created the character Jonny Double in Showcase No. 78 scripted by Wolfman. The two co-wrote "Eye of the Beholder" in Teen Titans No. 18, which would be Wein's first professional comics credit. Neal Adams was called upon to rewrite and redraw a Teen Titans story, written by Wein and Wolfman; the story, titled "Titans Fit the Battle of Jericho!", would have introduced DC's first African American superhero, but was rejected by publisher Carmine Infantino. The revised story appeared in Teen Titans No. 20. Wolfman and Gil Kane created an origin for Wonder Girl in Teen Titans No. 22 which introduced the character's new costume. He and artist Bernie Wrightson co-created Destiny in Weird Mystery Tales No. 1, a character which would be used in the work of Neil Gaiman. In 1972, Wolfman moved to Marvel Comics as a protégé of then-editor Roy Thomas; when Thomas stepped down, Wolfman took over as editor in charge of the publisher's black-and-white magazines finally the color line of comics.

Wolfman said in 1981. "No one wanted to commit themselves to the staff." He added, "We used to farm the books out to Harry Chester Studios and whatever they pasted up, they pasted up. I formed the first production staff, hired the first layout people, paste-up people." Wolfman stepped down as editor-in-chief to spend more time writing. He and artist Gene Colan crafted The Tomb of Dracula, a horror comic that became "one of the most critically-acclaimed horror-themed comic books ever". During their run on this series, they created Blade, a character who would be portrayed by actor Wesley Snipes in a film trilogy. Wolfman co-created Bullseye in Daredevil No. 131. He and artist John Buscema created Nova in that character's eponymous first issue. Wolfman and Gil Kane adapted Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom concepts into comics in Marvel's John Carter, Warlord of Mars series. Wolfman wrote 14 issues of Marvel Two-in-One starting with issue No. 25. The Spider-Woman series was launched in April 1978 by artist Carmine Infantino.

As the first regular writer on Spider-Woman, he redesigned the character, giving her a human identity as Jessica Drew. Wolfman succeeded Len Wein as writer in his first issue, No. 182, had Peter Parker propose marriage to Mary Jane Watson, in the following issue. Wolfman and Keith Pollard introduced. 194. In 1978, Wolfman and artist Alan Kupperberg took over the Howard the Duck syndicated newspaper comic strip. While writing the Fantastic Four and John Byrne introduced a new herald for Galactus named Terrax in No. 211. A Godzilla story by Wolfman and Steve Ditko was changed into a Dragon Lord story published in Marvel Spotlight vol. 2 No. 5. The creature that the Dragon Lord battled was intended to be Godzilla but since Marvel no longer had the rights to the character the creature was modified to a dragon called The Wani. In 1980, Wolfman returned to DC after a dispute with Marvel. Teaming with penciller George Pérez, Wolfman relaunched DC's Teen Titans in a special preview in DC Comics Presents No. 26.

The New Teen Titans added the Wolfman-Pérez creations Raven and Cyborg to the old team's Robin, Wonder Girl, Kid Flash, Beast Boy. The series became DC's first new hit in years. Wolfman wrote a series of New Teen Titans drug awareness comic books which were published in cooperation with The President's Drug Awareness Campaign in 1983–1984; the first was pencilled by Pérez and sponsored by the Keebler Company, the second was illustrated by Ross Andru and underwritten by the American Soft Drink Industry, the third was drawn by Adrian Gonzales and financed by IBM. In August 1984, a second series of The New Teen Titans was launched by Pérez. Other projects by Wolfman for DC during the early 1980s included collaborating with artist Gil Kane on a run on the Superman feature in Action Comics. During their collaboration on that series and Staton cre

Mona Barrie

Mona Barrie was an English-born actress, active on stage in Australia before establishing a career in the US, in Hollywood films. Born Mona Barlee Smith in London to comedian Phil Smith and variety performer Jessie Barlee, she lived in Australia from 1913, made her professional debut as Mona Barlee on stage in a 1922 J. C. Williamson production of The Merry Widow. For the next ten years she performed for J. C. Williamson's in musical comedies and earning a popular reputation, appearing with numerous Australian based variety stars including Roy Rene, she appeared in her first film, His Royal Highness, with Australian comedian George Wallace. In 1933 she emigrated to New York, was given a test for films and this led to signing with Fox Film Corporation, she made her first US film Sleepers East using the stage name Mona Barrie. While her lack of a glamorous beauty resulted in her being cast in important but secondary roles, during a film career spanning twenty years she appeared in more than fifty films.

She co-starred in 1942's Dawn on the Great Divide, the last film Buck Jones made before he died in the Cocoanut Grove fire in Boston, Massachusetts. Barrie performed at various playhouses across the U. S, debuting on Broadway in 1937. For her contributions to the film industry, Barrie received a motion pictures star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960, her star is located at 6140 Hollywood Boulevard. She married Charles Harold Rayson in Melbourne, Australia, in July 1928, however the marriage was not a success and a divorce was granted in 1931. In 1938 she married Canadian Paul Macklin Bolton. Both unions were childless. Barrie died in 1964 in Los Angeles, aged 54, from undisclosed causes, she and Bolton are interred together. In the Knox United Church Cemetery in Agincourt, Toronto. Barrie's sister, Rene Barlee, was a variety artist in Australia in the 1920s, while her brother, Roly Barlee, was chief announcer for Melbourne radio station 3UZ. Mona Barrie on IMDb Mona Barrie at AllMovie Mona Barrie at the Internet Broadway Database Photographs of Mona Barrie Mona Barrie at Find a Grave

Larut (federal constituency)

Larut is a federal constituency in Perak, represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1974. The federal constituency was created in the 1974 redistribution and is mandated to return a single member to the Dewan Rakyat under the first past the post voting system. 2004–2016: The constituency contains the polling districts of Ulu Selama, Sungai Bedarah, Ulu Selama Barat, Sungai Rambutan, Banggol Jas, Rantau Panjang Utara, Selama Utara, Pekan Selama, Rantau Panjang, Sungai Bayor, Kampong Garok, Kampong Sungai Seputeh, Ulu Mengkuang, Bukit Kelian, Sungai Terap, Tebing Tinggi, Sungai Malau, Kubu Gajah, Sungai Dendang, Ladang Holyrood, Batu Dua Puluh, Kampong Gudang, Sungai Ara, Redang Panjang, Bagan Baharu, FELDA Ijok, Kampong Bendang Luas, Ulu Ijok Timor, Pantai Besar, Kampong Ayer Hitam, Batu Kurau, Ulu Sepetang, Changkat Larah, Taman Rakyat, Kampong Anak Kurau, Bukit Bertam, Changkat Lobak, Sungai Pulau, Sungai Akar, Changkat Perah, Kampong Titi Kasai, Kampong Repoh, Kampong Perak Tengah, Kampong Sempeneh.

2016–present: The constituency contains the polling districts of Ulu Selama, Sungai Bedarah, Ulu Selama Barat, Sungai Rambutan, Banggol Jas, Rantau Panjang Utara, Selama Utara, Pekan Selama, Rantau Panjang, Sungai Bayor, Kampong Garok, Kampong Sungai Seputeh, Ulu Mengkuang, Bukit Kelian, Sungai Terap, Tebing Tinggi, Sungai Malau, Kubu Gajah, Sungai Dendang, Ladang Holyrood, Batu Dua Puluh, Kampong Gudang, Sungai Ara, Redang Panjang, Bagan Baharu, FELDA Ijok, Kampong Bendang Luas, Ulu Ijok Timor, Pantai Besar, Kampong Ayer Hitam, Batu Kurau, Ulu Sepetang, Changkat Larah, Taman Rakyat, Kampong Anak Kurau, Bukit Bertam, Changkat Lobak, Sungai Pulau, Sungai Akar, Changkat Perah, Kampong Titi Kasai, Kampong Repoh, Kampong Perak Tengah, Kampong Sempeneh. "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 2018-08-12

2019 Auckland local elections

The 2019 Auckland local elections took place between September and October 2019 by postal vote as part of nation-wide local elections. The elections were the fourth since the merger of seven councils into the Auckland Council, composed of the mayor and 20 councillors, 149 members of 21 local boards. Twenty-one district health board members and 41 licensing trust members were elected; the incumbent mayor, Phil Goff, sought a second term and was re-elected ahead of second highest polling candidate John Tamihere. Twenty members were elected to the Auckland Council, across thirteen wards, using the first past the post vote system; the Auckland Future ticket, holding four local body seats since 2016, announced in March 2019 that it would not field candidates. Mike Lee, sitting councillor for Waitemata and Gulf ward, unexpectedly announced in late-June 2019 that he would run again, splitting the vote; the City Vision ticket, which had endorsed Lee in 2016 by not fielding a candidate, had selected Pippa Coom as its candidate in March 2019 on the understanding that he would not stand again.

The final candidate list was released on 19 August. Incumbent Greg Sayers was the only nomination. Incumbents Walker and Watson both ran for re-election under the ticket "Putting People First". Incumbents Darby and Hills both sought re-election. Of the two incumbents, Linda Cooper sought Penny Hulse retired. Incumbent Mike Lee sought re-election. Incumbent Ross Clow sought re-election. Incumbents Casey and Fletcher both sought re-election. Incumbent Josephine Bartley sought re-election. Incumbents Collins and Filipaina both sought re-election. Of the two incumbents, Daniel Newman sought John Walker retired. Incumbent Bill Cashmore was the only nomination. Incumbent Desley Simpson sought re-election. Incumbents Stewart and Young both sought re-election. 35 Members were elected to 5 licensing trusts across Auckland

Esther Abrahams

Esther Abrahams was a Londoner sent to Australia as a convict on the First Fleet. She was de facto wife of George Johnston, for six months acting governor of New South Wales after leading the Rum Rebellion, they married. Abrahams was Jewish at birth 1767?. At about the age of 20 and while pregnant, she was tried at the Old Bailey, in London, on 30 August 1786 accused of stealing lace with a value of 50 shillings, she was found guilty of theft, although the evidence was circumstantial and was sentenced to seven years transportation. At the time of the trial her occupation was listed as "milliner", she was imprisoned in Newgate Gaol, where she bore an illegitimate child named Rosanna, father unknown, on 18 March 1787. Within two months, Abrahams was transported to Australia with her baby daughter on the First Fleet, departing London in May 1787 on the convict transport Prince of Wales but transferring to Lady Penrhyn mid-voyage, they reached Sydney with the Fleet in January 1788. On board she met George Johnston, a first lieutenant in the New South Wales Marine Corps, which had accompanied the First Fleet, who offered her and her baby protection.

After the landing at Sydney Cove she became his de facto wife. On 4 March 1790 George Johnston junior, was baptised, her sentence expired in 1793. In all Esther bore Johnston seven children, including three sons, George and Robert.' From 1800 she called herself "Julian" instead of Abrahams, after a renowned Judeo-Spanish family Juliano and the name of Rosanna's father. Her daughter Rosanna assumed the name Rosetta Julian. In 1805, Robert enlisted in the first Australian-born person to do so. Rosanna in 1805, aged 18 years, married emancipated convict Isaac Nichols, a modest businessman in the colony and, appointed in 1809, by the military junta, the first postmaster in New South Wales; because of his rank, Johnston received huge land grants. He and Esther lived on Annandale with their children. Johnston's house, called Annandale House, was built in 1799 and was a wattle and daub cottage built by convicts. Esther's and Johnston's eldest son, had received his first land grant of 500 acres at Bankstown on 23 April 1804 from Governor Philip Gidley King.

On 26 January 1808, now a major, led the Rum Rebellion, which overthrew Governor Bligh and acted as Lieutenant-Governor of the colony. In 1809 the military junta made land grants of 570 acres near Bankstown to Esther in her own right, as well as a conditional grant to George of 2,000 acres on the Nepean. In March 1809 Johnston went to England to defend himself against charges of mutiny; when law and order was reinstated and land grants made by the junta were annulled. Governor Lachlan Macquarie rejected the grant to George as "inadmissible". Johnston returned to Sydney in 1813 and despite having led the rebellion was allowed to keep his land; the grant to Esther was confirmed in 1813, George received the 100 acres "Foveaux's Gift" in December 1813, to, added 600 acres at Cabramatta on 10 June 1815 and 650 acres at Bankstown on 31 August 1819. While Johnston was in England for four years, Esther was left in charge of the estates. A year after his return to Sydney, on 12 November 1814, Johnston and Esther, who used the name Julia, married at St John's Church in Parramatta, with Rosanna and her husband, Isaac Nichols, acted as witnesses at the wedding.

Isaac Nichols died on 9 November 1829. Their oldest son, who had considerable landholdings in his own right, died from a riding accident on 19 February 1820, unmarried and intestate. Johnston died on 5 January 1823 and bequeathed to his wife "Esther Johnston or Julian" the estate of Annandale for her natural life. Shortly thereafter, disputes arose over the inheritance of the properties, her son David had been left property of his own. However, to inherit Annandale on Esther's death, commenced court proceedings in March 1829 against her, to have her declared insane and incapable of running the Annandale properly. Esther put up a strong legal battle, her refutation of the insanity claim was upheld. Following the case, Esther went to live with David. Esther died in 1846, was buried beside her husband in the family vault on the Annandale property, her remains and those of George Johnston and 47 of their descendants were moved to a new mausoleum at Waverley Cemetery in 1904. She was described by her grandson as "always a stirring industrious woman".

Among their descendants was Rear Admiral Sir David Martin, a senior officer of the Royal Australian Navy and Governor of New South Wales. Another of her descendants, through Rosanna, was George Robert Nichols and solicitor and politician in New South Wales in the 1840s-50s. While her husband is remembered in various geographic names, there was, until 2002, no such feature in Sydney named in Esther's memory. In 2002 a pavilion was dedicated in Bicentennial Park, in Johnston Street, New South Wales, near the Anzac Bridge, her portrait hangs in the Sydney Jewish Museum. Gillen, Mollie; the Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet. Library of Australian History. ISBN 0908120699. Reference and article on Abrahams, Esther in the Dictionary of Sydney Sydney Morning Herald "Online transcripts illuminate world of First Fleeters" by Sue Lowe, 26 July 2003 Timeline of Australian Jewish History Eschiva.


Mavueni is a neighborhood in the city of Kilifi, in Kenya's Kilifi County. Mavueni is located at the southern tip of the city of Kilifi 58 kilometres, by road, north of the port city of Mombasa; the coordinates of Mavueni are: 3°37'24.0"S, 39°50'57.0"E. Mavueni is a mixed residential-commercial neighborhood, hosting the main campus of Pwani University, warehouses of Mavueni Enterprises Limited, a branch of Tuskys Supermarkets, Kilifi County Hospital and Mavueni Primary School; as the city of Kilifi expands and as the population increases, the area has seen increasing land disputes. The Mariakani–Kaloleni–Mavueni Road ends here 60 kilometres, northeast of Mariakani. List of roads in Kenya Pwani University About the town of Kilifi, circa 2000