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Now Wait for Last Year

Now Wait for Last Year is a 1966 science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick, it is set in 2055. Dr. Eric Sweetscent and his wife Kathy get addicted to a powerful drug that appears to cause time travel; the doctor's patient is UN Secretary General. Of the twenty-eight novels Dick published in the 1960s and 1970s, this novel is one of the five chosen to represent this period of his career in The Library of America series, Volume Two. Set during a war between the'Starmen and six-limbed insectoid creatures called the reegs, Now Wait for Last Year is the story of Eric Sweetscent, an organ-transplant doctor who gets wrapped up in Earth-Lilistar politics. At the onset of the story, Sweetscent is the personal org-trans surgeon for Virgil Ackerman, the president of Tijuana Fur & Dye. Using an extraterrestrial amoeba which can imitate the cell-structure of anything it touches, TF&D had been the largest manufacturer of synthetic furs on the planet, but like all major corporations on Earth, TF&D has been requisitioned to produce for the war effort.

Ackerman invites Sweetscent to "Wash-35", a recreation of his boyhood native Washington DC in a simulated 1935 and his vacation getaway on Mars, where he announces an ulterior motive in the retreat. Waiting for them when they arrive is a guest—Gino Molinari, the elected leader of Earth. Known as "the Mole", he is rumored to have the enigmatic ability to come back from the dead, he has requested the services of Sweetscent. Ackerman gladly passes Sweetscent on to Molinari. Meanwhile, Sweetscent's wife, tries JJ-180, a new hallucinogenic drug which proves to be toxic and addictive; the effects of JJ-180 are not clear at first, only hours off of it, Kathy finds herself unable to function and violently craving JJ-180 again. She is visited by'Starmen who claim the reegs invented JJ-180 as a chemical weapon against the'Starmen and Terrans stating that there is no known cure for the drug's addiction and'That's why we put you on it'. Kathy is now a slave to JJ-180. The'Starmen inform Kathy of her husband's new position with Molinari and suspect the latter's possible defection to the reegs.

Kathy is promised more JJ-180. Threatened with deportation, Kathy agrees to their terms, she takes a second dose of the drug as her ability to function becomes nearly impossible due the effects of the withdrawal. Jumping into a taxi-cab, both she and the cab are plunged back in time to the 1930s; as the effects of the drug wear off, they make their way back to the present time, uncertain as to whether the past they visited was their own or an alternate one. An paranoid Kathy sets off to visit her husband. Under his new employer Eric Sweetscent is let in on certain State secrets: Molinari seems to have a psychosomatic condition that mirrors any illness or disease of anyone in his vicinity; the effects of this condition appear to be real, yet the Mole pulls through every time, always returning from the brink of death. Molinari, like everyone else, has realized that in siding with the'Starmen Earth has doomed itself to the wrong side of a losing war. However, there does not seem to be any safe way of defecting to the reegs, Molinari fears that his deteriorating health will not instill confidence in the Terrans should the'Starmen retaliate, as they are certain to do.

Sweetscent is shown footage of a healthier, younger Molinari in uniform and is led to believe that an android look-alike of the President has been created for public appearances, a notion that does not account for the fact that there is at least one other Molinari on the premises, a bullet-ridden corpse, being preserved for use in the event of certain possible future developments. Kathy arrives to inform her husband of her addiction, in an effort to motivate him to find a cure she slips a pill of JJ-180 into his drink. Without enough time to be furious, Eric slips a year into the future of an alternate world where his colleagues inform him that he disappeared the day Kathy came to visit. Sweetscent witnesses that in the new timeline Earth has sided with the reegs and Lilistar has lost the war. Upon returning to the present of his own timeline, Sweetscent is eager to present this information to Molinari, who reveals that he too has been taking JJ-180, that the effect is different for each user.

Certain users are sent to the past. Each trip is in an alternate universe, therefore no one can change their own past or future. However, aside from minor details, events in all observed universes seem to be moving in the same direction, therefore, information obtained from one alternate world's future will most be applicable to another. In Molinari's case he slips sideways in time under the drug's influence and is able to pull alternate versions of his present self into his own timeline and keep them there. Having learned the secret to Molinari's alter-aliases as well as confirming the feasibility of an alliance with the reegs, Eric takes a larger dose of JJ-180 which propels him further into the future. While there, he obtains a cure for JJ-180's addiction, an item of wide accessibility in the future, as well as obtaining more information about the possible future of the war in his own timeline, he gathers information as to the effects of JJ-180 on the brain as he is worried about Kathy's mental condition.

Taking a fraction of a pill so as to not return to his own time, Eric again ends up one year in his own future where the'Starmen have occupied Earth after learning of the Terrans' defection to the reegs. He is arrested by a'St

Beijing Guoan (Superleague Formula team)

Beijing Guoan Superleague Formula team is the racing team of Beijing Guoan, a football team that competes in China in the Chinese Super League. The Beijing Guoan racing team competes in the Superleague Formula, they are operated by Alan Docking Racing. They would not return until 2010. In the 2008 Superleague Formula season Beijing Guoan were declared the champions after finishing 1st overall with 413 points. Italian driver Davide Rigon was the Beijing driver for all rounds. In the 2008 Donington Park round Beijing secured pole for the first race, went on to set the fastest lap in the first race and win it. Beijing Guoan's only retirement was at the 2008 Zolder round in race 1 where they collided with A. C. Milan at the first corner. Thanks to the reverse grid format, they won the 2nd race at Zolder, their last race win was the first race of the 2008 Vallelunga round where they set the fastest lap. In May 2010 it was announced, they had missed the opening round at Silverstone. John Martin was the driver.

At Jarama the team won the first race. The team would score five more race wins during the season and finishing ninth in the final standings. Beijing Guoan Superleague Formula team minisite Official Beijing Guoan football club website

A New Flame

A New Flame is the third album by British pop and soul group Simply Red, released in February 1989. It was a huge success worldwide, becoming the band's first UK number one album and certified 7x Platinum by the BPI for sales of 2,100,000 copies in the UK alone; the album was certified Gold in the US by the RIAA. Side one Side two Disc one Disc two ‘Let Me Take You Home’— Live at Manchester 1990 Mick Hucknall – lead vocals Fritz McIntyrekeyboards and backing vocals Tim Kelletttrumpet and keyboards, live backing vocals Chris Joycedrums Tony Bowersbass guitar Heitor T P – guitars Ian Kirkham – saxophonesGuest musicians Erik Hanson and Larry Williamssynthesizer programming Lenny Castropercussion Stephanie Spruell – backing vocals Producer – Stewart Levine Engineered and Mixed by Darren Klein Assistant Engineers – Clark Germain and Karl Lever Recorded at AIR Studios. Mixed at Ocean Way Recording. Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Design – Peter Barrett and Andrew Biscomb Cover Photo – Juergen Teller Inner Sleeve Photos – Shelia Rock and Juergen Teller

1907–08 Crystal Palace F.C. season

The 1907–08 season was one of change for the new club. John Robson departed the club to manage Brighton and Hove Albion, club secretary Edmund Goodman stepped in to take over the role. Goodman's first problem was to find a replacement for goalkeeper Bob Hewitson. Hewitson had departed for Oldham, his early replacement was William Hall of Manchester City. Hall played in the first ten games before losing his place to Josh Johnson, signed from Plymouth Argyle. Johnson swiftly established himself as first choice and would go on to play 295 times for the first team. Dick Harker left for Hibernian and Charlie Wallace was snapped up by Aston Villa, where he would go on to win both the Football League and the FA Cup. Horace Astley, hero of last season's FA Cup exploits, moved on to Heywood United, Bill Ledger moved on to Sunderland. Although Goodman brought players into the club, the squad of players used dropped from last season's 26 to 22. George Walker returned to the club from New Brompton, forward Jimmy Bauchop was signed from Norwich City.

John Brearley came to the club from Tottenham and Billy Davies joined from Stoke City. Davies would become Palace's first International, playing for Wales in their match against Scotland on 7 March 1908. George Woodger was called into the England squad as a reserve for the 4 April 1908 game against Scotland but did not make the first team. Forwards Isaac Owens and George Smith played for Palace during this season, joining from Bristol Rovers and Bristol City respectively. Pld = Matches played, they were dispatched by Grimsby Town in the third round, having been drawn away from home in each tie. Had they managed to beat Grimsby, a rematch with Newcastle would have been the reward. BibliographyKing, Ian. Crystal Palace: The Complete Record 1905–2011. Derby Books Publishing Company Limited. ISBN 978-1-78091-221-9. Matthews, Tony. We All Follow The Palace. Juma, 1998. ISBN 1-872204-55-4Citations

Haworthia decipiens

Haworthia decipiens is a species of Haworthia, in the family Asphodelaceae, in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape Provinces of South Africa. Haworthia decipiens is confused with its western relative, Haworthia arachnoidea and is both variable and hard to identify. Like its relatives, it has rosettes of dense succulent leaves, which dry and contract during drought, are covered in soft bristles This species can be distinguished by its shorter, wider leaves, it has a range of local varieties. To the west, this species becomes Haworthia lockwoodii, to the south-west it becomes Haworthia mucronata. Flowering time is in the Spring; this is a widespread species, occurring from near Prince Albert in the west, along the north of the Swartberg Mountains as far as Uniondale and Willowmore in the Eastern Cape. It occurs in a wide range of habitats and in the shelter of protective shading bushes

Shane Wright

Shane Wright is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a second-row for the North Queensland Cowboys in the NRL. Wright was born in Perth, Western Australia and was raised in Airlie Beach, Australia, he played his junior rugby league for the Proserpine Whitsunday Brahmans before being signed by the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles at the age of 14. Wright moved to the Gold Coast, attending Palm Beach Currumbin State High School and playing junior rugby league for the Burleigh Bears before being signed by the Gold Coast Titans. In 2015 and 2016, Wright played for the Gold Coast Titans' NYC team. In November 2016, he signed a 2-year contract with the North Queensland Cowboys starting in 2017. In round 24 of the 2017 NRL season, Wright made his NRL debut for the Cowboys against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. On April 17, Wright re-signed with the Cowboys until the end of the 2020 season, he spent the majority of the 2018 season playing for the Mackay Cutters, registering just two NRL games for the Cowboys, which included a start at second row in their Round 18 loss to the Canberra Raiders.

After starting the season playing for the Mackay Cutters, Wright earned an NRL call-up in Round 11, coming off the bench in a 22–16 win over the Canberra Raiders. By Round 15, Wright had forced his way into the starting line up at second row, where he would remain for the rest of the season. In Round 21, he scored his first NRL try in a 14–18 loss to the Brisbane Broncos. In Round 24, Wright scored the final try at Willows Sports Complex in a 15–8 win over the Canterbury Bulldogs. On 18 September, he was named the Cowboys' 2019 Rookie of the Year at the club's presentation night. In February, Wright was a member of the Cowboys' 2020 NRL Nines winning squad. North Queensland Cowboys Rookie of the Year: 2019 2020 NRL Nines: North Queensland Cowboys – Winners Statistics are correct to the end of the 2019 season North Queensland Cowboys profile NRL profile