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Marvel 1602

Marvel 1602 is a limited series eight-issue comic book published in 2003 by Marvel Comics. The limited series was written by Neil Gaiman, penciled by Andy Kubert, digitally painted by Richard Isanove; the eight-part series takes place in a timeline where Marvel superheroes exist in the Elizabethan era. Many of the early Marvel superheroes — Nick Fury, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man — as well as villains such as Doctor Doom and Magneto appear in various roles. Neil Gaiman had always been a fan of Marvel, editor Joe Quesada approached Gaiman to work on a project which evolved into 1602; the success of the comic led to three sequels, entitled 1602: New World, Marvel 1602: Fantastick Four, Spider-Man: 1602. There is a short story, "Son of the Dragon", starring the 1602 version of The Hulk in the second issue of Hulk: Broken Worlds. In 1602: Witchhunter Angela of Marvel's 2015 Secret Wars event, Angela appears as a hunter of witchbreed; the pocket reality seen at the end of the limited series in which the continuing Marvel 1602 universe takes place is classified as Earth-311.

Neil Gaiman stated in an afterword to the series that he had always viewed the Marvel universe as "magic". The editors of 1602, Nick Lowe and Joe Quesada, approached Gaiman after Quesada became Marvel's Editor in Chief with the intent for Gaiman to work on a project for Marvel. Gaiman agreed to write a Marvel comic in August 2001, although he was not sure what it would contain; when the September 11, 2001 attacks occurred, Gaiman decided that he did not want planes, bombs or guns in his comic. "I didn't want it to be a war story, I didn't want to write a story in which might made right – or in which might made anything." On a trip to Venice soon after, Gaiman was struck by how the "past seemed close at hand". The time was chosen, it gave me America and it gave me a lot of things that I wanted in terms of the way the world was changing. It gave me the sense of wonder and magic."Gaiman described writing the series as odd, since he had not written comics in half a decade. He wanted to write a comic, different from The Sandman, his most recognized work.

The profits of the series went to help fund his Marvels and Miracles LLC company, fighting for the rights to Marvelman. Unlike usual penciled pages, Marvel 1602 used a technique called "enhanced pencils", whereby the finished pencil drawings are sent straight to the colorist instead of to an inker first; this technique had been used before on Kubert's Origin, results in cleaner and more elaborate lines. Editor Nick Lowe noticed theater posters done by Scott McKowen and decided that the "engraving'look' of the scratchboard would be interesting for the historical setting of this story." Scratchboard is a technique where a sharp knife is used to scrape through a layer of black ink to a hard chalk surface underneath. All McKowen's illustrations were done by hand and colored in Photoshop. For inspiration, McKowen looked at seventeenth-century engravings, he added scrolls or flags to the covers for the Marvel 1602 titles, basing the designs on Renaissance paintings where scrolls are used to comment on the scenes depicted.

The hardbound edition features a scratchboard illustration depicting the main characters whispering discreetly to each other on the cover. According to McKowen, the image was inspired by a depiction of the masterminds behind the "Gunpowder Plot", an attempt to blow up Parliament during the reign of King James. Since the characters of the story are all traitors in the eyes of King James, they were drawn in a similar fashion. In the year 1602 in the Marvel Universe, for an unknown reason, superheroes have appeared about 400 years early, they were born and bred in this era and some hold important positions in high places. When the characters come to realize that something is wrong with the universe, the heroes must solve the mystery behind their own existence, while dealing with intrigue at the courts of Elizabeth and James. All over Europe, strange weather is provoking panic. Many believe. Dr. Stephen Strange, the court magician of Queen Elizabeth I, senses that there are unnatural forces at work.

He has been asked to watch over the secret treasure of the Knights Templar, being brought over from Jerusalem. Elizabeth tells her head of Sir Nicholas Fury, to bring the weapon to England safely. Fury in turn contracts blind minstrel and agent Matthew Murdoch to rendezvous with the Templar guard somewhere in Europe and secure the weapon; that evening and his assistant Peter Parquagh are attacked by an assassin whom Fury disables and locks in the Tower of London. Meanwhile, the ship Virginia Maid arrives in England from the New World, carrying the young Virginia Dare, the first child born in Roanoke colony, as well as her hulking, fair-skinned, blond Native American bodyguard Rojhaz, they are taken to meet the Queen only for a vulture-like assassin to snatch Virginia. Rohjaz disables the attacker, but Virginia has transformed into a white gryphon. Rojhaz subdues Virginia, Stephen Strange bespells her to human form before Fury sees her trans

2015 Japan Women's Open

The 2015 Japan Women's Open was a women's tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It was the seventh edition of the Japan Women's Open, part of the WTA International tournaments of the 2015 WTA Tour, it was held at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, from September 14 through September 20, 2015. The tournament was moved from Osaka to Tokyo starting this year. 1 Qualifiers prize money is the Round of 32 prize money2 Per team Rankings are as of August 31, 2015. The following players received wildcards into the singles main draw: Kimiko Date-Krumm Nao Hibino Carla Suárez NavarroThe following players received entry from the qualifying draw: Hiroko Kuwata Naomi Osaka Risa Ozaki Alexandra Panova Before the tournament Jana Čepelová → replaced by Kiki Bertens Margarita Gasparyan → replaced by Bojana Jovanovski Karin Knapp → replaced by Misaki Doi Anna Karolína Schmiedlová → replaced by Hsieh Su-wei Barbora Strýcová → replaced by Kateryna Bondarenko 1 Rankings are as of August 31, 2015; the following pairs received wildcards into the doubles main draw: Misaki Doi / Kurumi Nara Eri Hozumi / Miyu Kato Yanina Wickmayer def.

Magda Linette, 4–6, 6–3, 6–3 Chan Hao-ching / Chan Yung-jan def. Misaki Doi / Kurumi Nara, 6–1, 6–2 Official website

Xabier Benito Ziluaga

Xabier Benito Ziluaga, is a Spanish politician, since November 2015 has been a Member of the European Parliament, representing Spain as a member of Podemos. Xabier Benito was born in Getxo, Basque Country, in 1988, he obtained a Bachelor in Social Works and, before focusing on politics, he developed his professional career working with social excluded people, with special attention to those who suffered drug addictions. Benito became a member of the Podemos Urain Ahal Dugu Circulo since its beginning, in 2014; this local assembly, close to Anti-capitalism ideology, was integrated as a part of the new political party Podemos, born in January 2014 as a political reaction to the Spanish anti-austerity movement 15M. The new party presented a national candidacy to the European Parliament election of 2014 after a process of autonomic primary elections in which Benito was placed in the 9th position. Unexpectedly for the media and the rest of political parties, Podemos -born just five months before de election- obtained five seats and became overnight the fourth Spanish political force.

Although Benito didn't enter the European Parliament in the first place, he became a member of the chamber in November 2015, when Pablo Iglesias, leader of the party and left his seat in Brussels in order to focus in the Spanish General Election 2016. Benito, 25 year-old back became the youngest member of the European Parliament. In an interview days before becoming a new Member, Benito said he was specially interested in working for "young employment, a new energy model". Member, Committee on Industry and Energy Vice-chair, Delegation for relations with Mercosur Substitute, Delegation for relations with the Federative Republic of Brazil Substitute, Committee on Budgets Substitute, Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly

Grip (percussion)

In percussion, grip refers to the manner in which the player holds the percussion mallet or mallets, whether drum sticks or other mallets. For some instruments, such as triangles and large gongs, only one mallet or beater is used, held either in one hand, or in both hands for larger beaters. More more than one beater may be held in one hand, for example when four mallets are used on a vibraphone, or when a kit drummer performs a cymbal roll by holding two soft sticks in one hand while keeping a rhythm with the other; when two identical beaters are used, one in each hand, there are two main varieties of grip: Unmatched grips, known as traditional grips because of their association with traditional snare drum and drum kit playing, in which the right and left hands grip the beaters in different ways one underhand and one overhand. Matched grips in which the hands hold the beaters in similar but mirror image fashion. Traditional grip was developed to conveniently play a snare drum while marching, was documented and popularised by Sanford A. Moeller in The Art of Snare Drumming.

It was the standard grip for kit drummers in the first half of the twentieth century and remains popular, the standard grip for most snare drummers. Matched grip is used for most percussion instruments. There are three main varieties, distinguished by the means of moving the beaters and the angle of the palms to facilitate this action: French grip, in which the beaters are moved by the fingers. German grip, in which the beaters are moved by the wrists. American grip, partway between French and German, using both fingers. Single-beater grips are common for: Gongs. Triangle. Bass drum. Unmatched grips are common for: Snare drum. Drum kit. Korean janggu drum. Matched grips are common for: Snare drum. Drum kit. Glockenspiel and Vibraphone. Tenor drum. Bass drum. Timpani. Matched grip. Traditional grip

Penelope (Enda Walsh play)

Penelope is a 2010 tragicomedy play written by Irish playwright Enda Walsh. The play concerns the attempts of four men seeking to win over Penelope in the absence of her warrior husband, away for the previous twenty years fighting the Trojan wars; the play opens with the four men, Burns and Quinn, in an empty swimming pool, going about their daily lives with only Burns at odds with his environment. There is a blood stain on the wall which we learn was caused by the suicide of a fifth man, only the day before. Burns attempts to scrub away the blood to no avail. A barbecue stands towards the rear of the pool, it has never been lit and is the source of great curiosity and some fear by the men. In a shared dream they see it lighting heralding their death at the hands of Odysseus. Penelope, separated from the men, stands on a platform unseen from the pool. A television screen relays the successive addresses by the men for her perusal in a contemporaneous nod to reality television formats; each man hopes to win her affections through their monologues.

But as the day wears on signs and premonitions of Odysseus’ return grow more ominous and they formulate a plan to work together in order that one of them may succeed in winning Penelope, thus saving the others from Odysseus’ revenge. In a final sequence Quinn performs a quick-change cabaret routine to the music of ‘Spanish Flea’ and ‘A Taste of Honey’ by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass as the others aid his performance. Variously Quinn costumes himself as male and female lovers of exceptional note —such as Napoleon and Josephine and Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara— it is when he strips down to his toga, as Eros the Greek God of Love, that he is stabbed by Burns. Dunne and Fitz take part in the Quinn is killed. Burns makes a final address to Penelope in which he argues for their collective redemption through love and human affection. Burns concludes his speech with the words “love is saved” and at this moment "the barbecue goes up in flames; as their dream predicted, it begins from its legs and spreads to the rest of the frame and grill" thus signalling the deaths of the men as above them Penelope withdraws from the stage "and into her new future".

Penelope - OberhausenTheater: RUHR.2010, Druid Theatre Company, Galway. Winner of Irish Times Theatre Awards Best Supporting Actor Award for Mikel Murfi. Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Festival. World Tour included New York and London. Steppenwolf Theater, Chicago; the Canadian premiere was produced by Rumble Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia

Slave Women of Corinth

Slave Women of Corinth is a 1958 Italian epic historical drama film written and directed by Mario Bonnard. Antigonus, archon of Corinth, wants to build a magnificent temple dedicated to the goddess Aphrodite, for which the people are oppressed by new and high taxes; the sculptor Demetrius, asked to make the face of the goddess Diana, falls in love with a slave, the Christian Lerna. With the arrival of the plague the people are discontented and Antigonus has easy game accusing the Christians who are arrested and sentenced to death; the Roman troops arrive to restore order, saving the two lovers Lerna. Isabelle Corey: Lerna Anthony Steffen: Demetrius Irène Tunc: Diala Clara Calamai: Stenele John Kitzmiller: Tomoro Ivo Garrani: Antigonus Massimo Serato: Quinto Rufo Giulio Donnini: Erasto Carlo Tamberlani: Matteo Gianpaolo Rosmino: Dineo Andrea Aureli: Kibur Matteo Spinola: Glauco Adriano Micantoni: Ftire Mino Doro: Crepilo Germano Longo: Osco Paul Muller: L'Asiatico Livio Lorenzon: La Spia Liliana Gerace: La Veggente Emma Baron: Onoria Slave Women of Corinth on IMDb