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Midnight Sons

The Midnight Sons is a fictional team of supernatural superheroes appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Including Hellstorm, Jennifer Kale, Werewolf by Night, Doctor Strange, Ghost Riders Danny Ketch and Johnny Blaze, the team first appeared in Ghost Rider #28. From December 1993–August 1994, Marvel branded all stories involving the group with a distinct family imprint and cover treatment; the Midnight Sons appeared in several 1990s multi-issue crossovers of Marvel's supernatural titles. The first, "Rise of the Midnight Sons," launched several books in the Midnight Sons line, including Morbius, Darkhold: Pages from the Book of Sins, Nightstalkers; the group appeared in the nine-issue anthology comic book Midnight Sons Unlimited, which ran from April 1993 to May 1995. Their final crossover was the seventeen-part "Siege of Darkness" which ran from December 1993 to January 1994, it was featured in two consecutive issues of each Midnight Sons title as well as four issues of Marvel Comics Presents, two issues of Doctor Strange, a title, newly included in the line.

It was advertised with an eight-page insert in several comics in October and December 1993. According to the text of the advertisement, written by Jeffrey Lee Simmons, For the first time in the history of Marvel, one of our family groups is getting its own distinct family imprint and cover treatment. On the outside of the books, this means all titles in the family will share a new cover symbol, the Midnight Sons dagger as well as similar cover treatments. Inside, the Midnight Sons titles will have stronger continuity, making for a more exciting knit sub-section of the Marvel Universe; the advertisement claimed the Midnight Sons was the "first distinct family group.""Siege of Darkness," however, marked the cancellation of Darkhold: Pages from the Book of Sins, the Midnight Sons brand did not last much longer. Nightstalkers only lasted three more issues. A Blade and Blaze series failed to catch interest; the Midnight Sons logo was dropped from the remaining titles, cover-dated September 1994, although Morbius, Blaze, Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider, Marvel Comics Presents and the final three issues of Midnight Sons Unlimited continued on under the normal Marvel logo.

The Marvel Edge imprint debuted in 1995, incorporating some of the same ongoing titles as Midnight Sons, including Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme and Ghost Rider. A different incarnation of the team was featured in Marvel Zombies 3 and in Marvel Zombies 4, debuting in 2008 and 2009 respectively. In February 2017, Moon Knight artist Greg Smallwood expressed interest in a revamped version of the Midnight Sons, featuring a team composed of Moon Knight, Ghost Rider, Doctor Strange, Hannibal King; the team was formed by Ghost Riders, Daniel Ketch and Johnny Blaze after Ghost Rider received a vision in which he learned that Lilith, Mother of All Demons was being resurrected and posed a great threat. She planned to use the Lilin, to take over Earth. Though Lilith had many children, she had four children who were loyal to her, their names were Pilgrim, Nakota and the most powerful of the four, Ghost Rider's old enemy. Though she would have a lot more of her children to help her, the rest had forsaken Lilith.

After she was imprisoned, many of the Lilin were either killed. Those who were scattered forgot the ways of Lilith and moved on with their lives, except Lilith's most faithful servants; the team consisted of the Nightstalkers, the Living Vampire, the Spirits of Vengeance, the Darkhold Redeemers. While secretly assembling the team and the sub-teams within, from behind the scenes, Doctor Strange didn't join the team until the Siege of Darkness storyline; the second major meeting between the Midnight Sons occurred when Blade, with a page from the Darkhold, became the demonic creature Switchblade. He killed most of the Midnight Sons, he was stopped when Louise Hastings used a counter spell from the Darkhold. The "Siege of Darkness" consisted of two subsequent stories in which the Midnight Sons fought groups connected with the two major villains and Zarathos. In the first story arc, covers were black with vague outlines, the Midnight Sons fought the Lilin who were invading the earth in a mysterious smoke emanating from Cypress Hills Cemetery.

Lilin included in this arc include Bad Timing, Martine Bancroft, Dark Legion, Nakota, Pilgrim, Sister Nil and Bloodthirst, possessing Morbius. In the second story arc, covers featured a dripping blood design, the Midnight Sons fought The Fallen, a group loyal to Zarathos; the Fallen include Atrocity, Metarchus and Salomé. At the beginning of the story, Ghost Rider and Blaze tell The Nightstalkers, The Darkhold Redeemers, Morbius that they have killed Lilith and Zarathos; the Nightstalkers, who are skeptical, investigate but find mist containing Lilin now emanating from Cypress Hills Cemetery. As the other Midnight Sons join the fight, they discover that, instead of killing Lilith and Zarathos, Gh

Nils Hansteen

Nils Severin Lynge Hansteen was a Norwegian painter. He was known principally for his landscape painting as well as his marine art featuring ships in a stormy seas. Nils Hansteen painted with motifs from marine and forest environments, his art is on exhibit at a number of public art museum throughout Norway including Trondheim Kunstmuseum, as well as the Kunstforening in Drammen and the Kunstmuseene in Bergen. Two of his paintings, including Snøtykke, are owned by the National Gallery of Norway. Nils Hansteen was born in the county of Nordland, Norway, he first attended a technical college in Trondheim to study mechanical engineering. He subsequently attended the Bergslien School of Art where he studied under Knud Bergslien and Morten Müller during 1873 and with Peder Thurmann Cappelen at the Royal Drawing and Art School, he studied under Hans Gude in Karlsruhe where Gude led him into marine painting and influenced his artistic development. He lived in Munich and Italy. In 1881, he came back to Norway, was resident in Christiania until his death, except the period 1887 to 1892 when he stayed in Copenhagen.

Was a member for Norway of the exposition committee at Nordic Exhibition of 1888. Artworks by Nils Hansteen Nils Hansteen - Artworks

Hooven, Ohio

Hooven is a census-designated place in southeastern Whitewater Township, Hamilton County, United States. The population was 534 at the 2010 census. Hooven has a ZIP code of 45033. Hooven is located at 39°10′41″N 84°45′33″W, in the valley of the Great Miami River, 18 miles northwest of downtown Cincinnati. State Route 128 is the main road through the community, running northeast to Miamitown. U. S. Route 50 forms the southern edge of the CDP, Interstate 275 forms the northwestern edge, with access to Hooven via Exit 21; the Great Miami River is the eastern edge of the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.6 square miles, of which 2.5 square miles is land and 0.077 square miles, or 2.96%, is water. The Gulf Oil Company began operations at a facility in Hooven in 1931, producing a variety of products including jet fuel, diesel fuel and home-heating oil. In 1985, the site was acquired by the Chevron Corporation; that same year the U. S. EPA started investigating the site as a result of fuel flowing into the nearby Great Miami River.

In 1986, the refinery was closed, eliminating over 200 jobs and impacting the local economy of Hooven. Since Chevron has been negotiations with the EPA and undergoing major clean up of the site's contaminated soil and groundwater; the EPA states that during the refinery's operation, an estimated 5 million gallons of refined gasoline and diesel fuel leaked into the local aquifer. The residents of Hooven are supplied clean drinking water from the Cleves public drinking water supply, not contaminated by the refinery

Banana (slur)

Banana is a pejorative for ethnic East Asian or Southeast Asian people who are considered to have abandoned their Asian cultural identity or lost touch with it in order to adopt a Western cultural identity. Banana may be used as a pejorative term, similar to the pejorative term "race traitor" or it may be used as a non-pejorative term for the purpose of humorous self-deprecation. Banana is derived from the banana fruit, "yellow on the outside, white on the inside" in color when the fruit is matured; the term implies the Asian person is physically Asian but practices the "white" culture and mannerisms of the Western world. Usage of Banana can range in intent, ranging from the racist implication that the person is a "race traitor" to Asian people and culture, to being used humorously by Westernized Asians as a form of self-identification or self-deprecation. Banana is used as a pejorative term directed towards an ethnic East Asian or Southeast Asian person considered to have lost touch or abandoned their East Asian cultural identity for a Western cultural identity from another East/Southeast Asian person.

Banana can refer to Asians raised in a Western country, a highly-assimilated first-generation immigrant living in a Western country, or to an Asian resident in Asia, seen as excessively Westernized. Asians that engage in "banana behavior" may jokingly refer to themselves as a banana as a type of reappropriation. Banana is related to the Cantonese slang term Jook-sing, which refers to an overseas Chinese person, born in a Western environment, or a Chinese person who more or identifies with Western culture than traditional Chinese culture. In Singapore, it can be used to refer to those of Chinese heritage who do not speak the Chinese language. King of the Hill: In the Season 10 episode "Orange You Sad I Did Say Banana?", the character Ted Wassanasong refers to Khan Souphanousinphone as a Banana:Ted: You've become what is known as a "banana". Kahn: "Banana"? Ted: Consider the properties of a banana, Kahn, its skin is yellow. The term banana is referenced in the episode's title. Crazy Rich Asians"She thinks you’re some kind of unrefined banana—yellow on the outside, white on the inside."

Goh Peik Lin telling Rachel Chu that she is a banana Coconut – similar term used for South Asians and indigenous Australians List of ethnic slurs Twinkie – synonym for banana Dan Lee Tu: "Twinkie", "Banana", "Coconut". In: Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife - Volume 1. ABC-CLIO, 2011, ISBN 9780313350665, S. 88-89 James Allen Wren: Twinkie, Coconut. In: American Myths and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore. ABC-CLIO, 2016, ISBN 9781610695688, S. 74-76

Borith Lake

Borith Lake is a lake in Gulmit, Hunza Valley in Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan. Borith is a hamlet in the surroundings of the Borith Lake to the northwest of Husseini, a village near Gulmit, Gojal, in the upper Hunza; the altitude of Borith is 2,600 metres above sea level. It lies 2 km to the north of Ghulkin, a saline body of water occupying a small hollow at an elevation of 2,500 meters; the lake can be reached via a 2 km unpaved jeep route from Husseini village, which lies adjacent to Ghulkin village. It is accessible by a 2-3 hour trekking route directly from Ghuylkin, across the end of the Ghulkin glacier; the site is a sanctuary for migrating wildfowl and is visited by bird-watchers and nature lovers. To witness the large number of ducks arriving from the warmer parts of southern Pakistan, one should visit between the months of March and June; the birds rest here on their way northwards to the cooler waters of central Asia. From September–November, the event occurs in reverse with the onset of winter towards the north.

A short trek of one hour each way brings visitors to Ghulkin Glacier. Hikers can follow the trekking route towards Borith Lake as far as the edge of the glacier, return by the same route. A longer walk to Passu Gar Glacier is another attraction, crossing both Ghulkin Glacier and Borith Lake. Having crossed Ghulkin Glacier by the same route, hikers can continue on the southern side of Borith Lake past the settlement of Borith Bala and the now deserted settlement of Shahabad; the lack of a continuous water supply led to the desertification of this village many years ago. The walk takes about 4–5 hours form Ghulkin to Passu. From the glacier, a path leads down to the Shisper Hotel. Attabad Lake Hunza Valley Gulkin Glacier and Borith Lake info Northern Pakistan detailed placemarks in Google Earth

Ackerman Institute for the Family

The Ackerman Institute for the Family is a training institute for family and couple therapy. The Institute was founded in 1960, in New York City, by Nathan Ackerman, who became its first president and from whom the Institute derives its name, it is located at New York City. Ackerman Institute's function is to provide: Couple and family therapy services through its on-site Clinic. Training programs for mental health and other professionals on-site, in community settings and internationally. Research initiatives that focus on the development of new treatment models and training techniques. Dr. Nathan W. Ackerman founded the Ackerman Institute for the Family in 1960. Although trained as a classical analyst, Dr. Ackerman broke with this approach after World War II when he began to experiment with seeing patients and their families in a group, he published and showed movies demonstrating this new method, pioneering not only a new type of therapy, but the tradition of the audiovisual documentation of clinical work that became one of the cornerstones of family therapy training.

In 1960, a group of families treated by Dr. Ackerman established a non-profit institute to allow him to expand his training activities. In 1967, Donald Bloch became the Ackerman Institute's second director. Under his leadership, the Institute inaugurated an expanded clinical training program, developed a large family therapy clinic housed at the Institute and initiated a series of projects aimed at creating new approaches to difficult clinical problems. In 1970, Kitty LaPerriere became the Institute’s first Director of Training. LaPerriere established the tradition of training therapists together in groups, allowing students to learn from each other. Students enrolled in the clinical externship record their counseling sessions with families use the documentation to discuss their techniques with faculty members and classmates; the Ackerman Institute maintains its Clinic, licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health. The Ackerman Clinic serves every kind of family, including traditional nuclear families, single parent families, gay families, transgender families, intergenerational families, stepfamilies.

Therapists who have taught, or teach at the Institute include: Nathan Ackerman, Lois Braverman, Donald Bloch, Martha Edwards, Peter Fraenkel, Virginia Goldner, Judy Grossman, Lynn Hoffman, Evan Imber-Black, Laurie Kaplan, Elana Katz, Kitty LaPerriere, Catherine Lewis, Jean Malpas, Peggy Papp, Peggy Penn, Constance Scharf, Michele Scheinkman, Marcia Sheinberg, Susan Shimmerlik, Olga Silverstein, Sippio Small, Peter Steinglass, Marcia Stern, Judy Stern-Peck, Fiona True, Gillian Walker, Dee Watt-Jones, Hinda Winawer. Couples therapy Family therapy Family Process Mental Research Institute Official website