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Herbert Huppertz

Herbert Huppertz was a Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Herbert Huppertz claimed 68 victories including 32 over the Eastern Front, he was shot down on 8 June 1944. Huppertz was posthumously promoted to Major and awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross on 24 June 1944. Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe Front Flying Clasp of the Luftwaffe Iron Cross 2nd Class 1st Class German Cross in Gold on 26 December 1943 as Hauptmann in the 8./Jagdgeschwader 2 Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves Knight's Cross on 30 August 1941 as Leutnant and pilot in 12./Jagdgeschwader 51 512th Oak Leaves on 24 June 1944 as Hauptmann and Gruppenkommandeur of III./Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen"

Joana Raspall i Juanola

Joana Raspall i Juanola was a Spanish writer and librarian. She was died in Sant Feliu de Llobregat. Petits poemes per a nois i noies Ales i camins Llum i gira-sols Bon dia, poesia Degotall de poemes Com el plomissol Pinzellades en vers Versos amics Escaleta al vent Font de versos Serpentines de versos A compàs dels versos Concert de poesia Arpegis, haikús Instants haikus i tankes El jardí vivent El meu món de poesia Batecs de paraules 46 poemes i 2 contes Joana de les paraules clares Divuit poemes de Nadal i un de Cap d'any Nou Poemes per a tot l'any A world of poetry! El mal vent Contes del si és no és La corona i l'àliga Contes increïbles La trampa de la urbanització K Joana Raspall i Juanola on IMDb Joana Raspall at escriptors.cat A blog about Joana Raspall Webpage devoted to Joana Raspall i Juanola at LletrA, Catalan Literature Online

Song of Times (Starcastle album)

Song of Times is the fifth and final studio album by American progressive rock band Starcastle. Song of Times was released in 2007, three years after the death of bassist and founding member Gary Strater, it featured members from all eras of the group, as well as artwork by Ed Unitsky. It was well received by fans and critics alike. All songs written except where noted. "Red Season" – 5:28 "Babylon" – 9:24 "Song of Times" – 6:04 "Islands" – 4:59 "Faces of Change" – 4:56 "Love Is The Only Place" – 4:27 "Master Machine" – 4:24 "All For The Thunder" – 6:06 "Children Believe" – 6:26 "Babylon" – 4:37 Gary Strater – Bass guitar, Taurus pedals, background vocals, keyboards Matt StewartElectric sitar and electric guitars, background vocals Bruce Botts – Guitar, background vocals Steve Tassler – Drums, synthesizers, background vocals Al Lewis – Lead vocals, background vocals and percussion Herb Schildt – Keyboards John O'Hara – Keyboards Neal Robinson – Keyboards Steve Hagler – Guitar, background vocals Terry Luttrell – Lead vocals, background vocals Mark McGee – Guitar Jeff Koehnke – Drums Scott McKenzie – Drums

The Mammals of Australia

The Mammals of Australia is a three-volume work written and published by John Gould between 1845–63. It contains 182 illustrations by the author and its artist H. C. Richter, it was intended to be a complete survey of the novel species of mammals, such as the marsupials, discovered in the colonies of Australia. The author, John Gould, best known for The Birds of Australia and other major works of ornithology, visited Australia in 1838. In his introduction, Gould says: It was not until I arrived in the country, found myself surrounded by objects as strange as if I had been transported to another planet, that I conceived the idea of devoting a portion of my attention to the mammalian class of its extraordinary fauna. During his short stay he made observations on the natural history and employed his skills as a taxidermist to obtain specimens; the publication of this major work by Gould followed his A Monograph of the Macropodidae or Family of Kangaroos in 1841. This work was the first comprehensive survey of Australian mammals, gave an account of their classification and description.

Gould included the indigenous names for the species from the lists he made while in Australia. He used these names to make requests of the local peoples for his specimens, recorded the regions where the names were used; this conserved a number of common names, such as dibbler, which were recommended by authorities. The large lithographs reproduced the artwork of Richter, after the drawings and watercolours made in Australia by Gould and his wife, Elizabeth.. These were hand-coloured by a group of artists, led by Gabriel Bayfield, that required the completion of 26,572 plates; the illustrations produced during their visit to Australia were supplemented by the preserved specimens returned to England and detailed the characteristics of the species. These illustrations have become iconic images of the mammals of Australia. Among the best known of the illustrations from the work are the two of Thylacinus cynocephalus, copied since its publication and the most reproduced, made more recognizable by Cascade Brewery's appropriation for its label in 1987.

The government of Tasmania published a monochromatic reproduction of the same image in 1934, the author Louisa Anne Meredith copied it for Tasmanian Friends and Foes. The Mammals of Australia was published by subscription in the format Imperial Folio. To these the author added An Introduction to The Mammals of Australia in a separate work; this provided corrections and updates, a new preface, a list of the mammals of the three volumes. The first two volumes were complete surveys of orders'Marsupiata', with Rodentia in the third, it formed the sum of known mammalian species of Australia. With the addition of those contained in the Introduction the total of species described reached 166; the same work notes the exclusion of marine mammals such as whales from the volumes, but reprints a manuscript by Charles Coxen on the dugong. Beyond the scientific value of this comprehensive survey, the document is cited in reference to its subject's conservation; some of the species included in the work, such as Onychogalea lunata, have since succumbed to changes in land use since European colonisation.

The work was received with acclaim, but the high cost of production of the coloured plates, reduced its accessibility. The original listed price was £41 for the complete set of volumes; the public curiosity for the unique fauna of Australia was met by this handsomely illustrated and comprehensive survey, it spawned imitations in Australia. The curator of the Australian Museum, Gerard Krefft, produced the more affordable The Mammals of Australia. Gracius Broinowski's abandoned work and Mammals of Australia, so imitated the plates that an injunction was threatened by its publisher. Mammals of Australia / National Library of Australia collection copy of the published work National Library of Australia collection copy of key plates - digitised Introduction to The Mammals of Australia / National Library of Australia collection copy

2017–18 FA WSL Cup

The 2017–18 FA WSL Cup was the 7th edition of the FA WSL's league cup competition. It was sponsored by Continental AG, who have sponsored the competition since its creation, is known as the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup. All 20 teams of the two divisions of the WSL contest the competition - the largest field in the history of the cup. Manchester City were the defending champions. Before the competition, only Manchester City and Arsenal had won the cup in the previous six seasons it was contested in. After a one-year experiment with a pure knockout formula, the WSL Cup returned to a format featuring a group stage. Four groups of five teams each, with an even split between the two divisions, compete for two qualification spots for the knock-out round per group with each team playing every other team only once. To previous iterations of the cup, the groups have a geographical split, with two "Northern" groups and two "Southern". Another new implementation for the season was an automatic penalty shoot-out for all games tied after 90 minutes, with a bonus point awarded for the team who emerged victorious afterwards.

After the group stage, the remaining eight teams will contest a non-seeded standard knock-out format as in the 2015 season. As of 18 December 2017. 2017–18 FA WSL Official website