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Power Girl

Power Girl known as Kara Zor-L and Karen Starr, is a fictional DC Comics superheroine, making her first appearance in All Star Comics #58. Power Girl is the cousin of DC's flagship hero Superman, but from an alternative universe in the fictional multiverse in which DC Comics stories are set. Hailing from the world of Earth-Two, first envisioned as the home of DC's wartime heroes as published in 1940s comic books, Power Girl becomes stranded in the main universe where DC stories are set, becomes acquainted with that world's Superman and her own counterpart, Supergirl. In common with Supergirl's origin story, she is the daughter of Superman's aunt and uncle and a native of the planet Krypton; the infant Power Girl's parents enabled her to escape the destruction of her home planet by placing her in a rocket ship. Although she left the planet at the same time that Superman did, her ship took much longer to reach Earth-Two. On Earth, as with other Kryptonians, Power Girl discovered she possessed abilities like super strength and heat vision, using which she became a protector of innocents and a hero for humanity.

Though the specifics of how vary over subsequent retellings, Power Girl is stranded on another Earth when a cosmic crisis affects her home of Earth-Two, carves out a separate identity for herself from her dimensional counterpart Supergirl once they are forced to coexist. Though they are biologically the same person, Power Girl behaves as an older, more mature, more level-headed version of Supergirl, with a more aggressive fighting style, she adopts a different secret identity from her counterpart. These changes are superhero names as well; the name Power Girl reflects that she chooses not to be seen as a derivative of Superman, but rather her own hero and this choice is reflected in the strong independent attitude of the character. Over various decades, Power Girl has been depicted as a member of superhero teams such as the Justice Society of America, Inc. Justice League Europe, the Birds of Prey. Power Girl's origin has gone through revisions, but over time has reverted to her original conception as the Supergirl of Earth-Two.

The 1985 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths eliminated Earth-Two from history, causing her to be retconned as the granddaughter of an Atlantean sorcerer known as Arion. This was writers depicted the revised Power Girl inconsistently; the 2005–2006 Infinite Crisis limited series restored her status as a refugee from the Krypton of the destroyed Pre-Crisis Earth-Two universe. Following DC's 2011 "Flashpoint" storyline and New 52 reboot, Power Girl's origin was retold as the Supergirl of "Earth 2", cousin and adopted daughter of Superman, who during evil Fourth World New God Darkseid's invasion of Earth 2 becomes stranded in the main continuity of Earth 0, subsequently adopting the name Power Girl to hide her true identity, she returned to her source Earth in the story Earth 2: World's End. Power Girl was introduced in All Star Comics #58 in 1976, was a member of the superhero team the Justice Society of America through the remainder of the 1970s and 1980s period known as the Bronze Age of Comics.

Marvel Comics' then-publisher Stan Lee said in 1978 that when DC Comics created Power Girl after Marvel had introduced Power Man, "I'm pretty annoyed about that.... I've got to ask the Marvel lawyer – she's supposed to be starting a lawsuit about that and I haven't heard anything. I don't like the idea.... You know, years ago we brought out Wonder Man, sued us because they had Wonder Woman, and... I said okay, I'll discontinue Wonder Man, and all of a sudden they've got Power Girl. Oh, boy. How unfair." Marvel had published Thor #207, written by Power Girl co-creator Gerry Conway, in which Len Wein's character says, "Whoever heard of Powergirl, anyhow?"After All Star Comics was canceled as a part of the DC Implosion, the character would continue to appear along with the rest of the JSA in Adventure Comics for a six-issue run. Due in part to her being one of the more popular characters in All-Star Comics at the time, she was given a solo tryout in Showcase issues 97–99, which expanded on her pre-Crisis origin.

During this time, she was a featured character in the annual Justice Society crossovers in the original Justice League of America series. She was a founding member of Infinity Inc. appearing in each of the first 12 issues and making guest appearances. After DC's continuity-altering Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline, her origin was retconned in Secret Origins vol. 2, #11 and she became a magic-based character with ties to ancient Atlantis, leading to appearances in The Warlord. The character did not receive her own self-titled series until the Power Girl miniseries of 1988; the character became a featured member of Justice League Europe for the run of the series. After the cancellation of JLI, the character joined Chris Claremont's creator-owned series Sovereign Seven and appeared in several issues of Birds of Prey, she rejoined the Justice Society in JSA #31 and became a regular part of that series and its follow-up, Justice Society of America vol. 3. Power Girl played a significant role in the continuity-changing events of Infinite Crisis, which tied into her starring role in the first JSA Classified story arc "Power Trip" in 2005.

These stories featured the revelation that Power Girl was in fact the Earth-Two Power Girl and a Kryptonian, who survived Crisis, that her Atlantean backstory had been

Barningham, Suffolk

Barningham is a village and civil parish in the West Suffolk district of Suffolk, about twelve miles north-east of Bury St Edmunds. According to Eilert Ekwall, the meaning of the village name is the homestead of Beorn's people; the Domesday Book records the population of Barningham in 1086 to be 36. It has a primary school, a pub called the Royal George, a shop with a post office, a church, a hairdresser's, a village hall and a flower shop; the pharmaceutical company Fisons, founded by James Fison and Lee Charters in the late 18th century, began as a flour mill and bakery in the village. The building has since been developed into terraced homes. Media related to Barningham at Wikimedia Commons Barningham in the Domesday Book United Benefice of

Gustav Adolf Stave Church

The Lutheran Gustav Adolf Stave Church is a stave church situated in Hahnenklee, a borough of Goslar in the Harz mountains, Germany. Construction of the church began in 1907, consecration was held on June 28, 1908; the church is a copy of the medieval Borgund Stave Church in Norway. It was erected during the sudden rise in Hahnenklee's popularity as a spa town and major tourist destination, with adaptions to fulfil its role as a parish church; the plans were designed by Karl Mohrmann, architect of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Hanover, a representative of the historicist Hanover school of architecture. He had visited Borgund and held the view that stave churches once were common in the medieval Saxon areas too; the church was built from spruce trunks harvested at the nearby Bocksberg mountain. The interior comprises numerous carvings of archaic symbols as well as Viking ship design features; the building soon became a visited landmark and a popular wedding church. Official website

Bruce Kirby (yachts)

Bruce Robert William Kirby, is a Canadian-born sailboat designer and offshore racer and journalist. His designs span in size from the single-handed Laser dinghy to the 12-meter class Louis Vuitton Cup yacht, Canada One, he continues his design work in Bruce Kirby Marine. Kirby was born in Ottawa. A Canadian newspaperman and former editor of Yacht Racing, he designed the Laser in 1969. Kirby started as a reporter in Montreal before editing Yacht Racing and, in his spare time, taking up yacht design and drawing the Laser. In 1970 Kirby became editor of Yacht Racing, where he stayed until 1975. Kirby's career began with the International 14 class, a developmental skiff with few rules. Kirby designed several International 14s, winning the world championships in 1958 and 1961. Kirby represented Canada at the Olympic regattas in 1956 and 1964, sailing Finns, in a Star in 1968. Since the 1970s Kirby has designed two America's Cup 12-Meters, Canada One and Canada II, the Apollo, San Juan 24, Kirby 23, Kirby 25, Kirby 30, Ideal 18, the Pixel, a doublehanded trainer that has replaced the Blue Jay on Long Island Sound.

Designed to the IOR rating, it was the basis for many of Kirby's offshore designs. Kirby served as both designer and skipper on Runaway, one of three yachts in Canada's 1981 Admiral's Cup campaign. Kirby designed Norwalk Islands Sharpies, a line of high powered, shallow draft sailboats from 18 ft. to 41 ft. The designs use modern plywood and epoxy construction; the Sonar is the largest of three classes used in Paralympic sailing. Kirby was part of the international committee elected to create the IACC boats used in the America's Cup between 1992 in San Diego and 2007 in Valencia, Spain. On December 6, 2017 Kirby was invested into the Order of Canada for his contributions to the sport of sailing. In addition to representing Canada three times at the Olympics, Kirby's biggest contribution to the sport of sailing is the design of the popular Laser dinghy; the award was presented to Kirby by Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, in September 2018 at a ceremony at Rideau Hall. He was in the first induction of the Lisgar Collegiate Institute Athletic Wall of Fame, as part of the 160th Anniversary celebrations.

He is a member of the Noroton Yacht Club. Kirby was inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame in 2012. Official bio Norwalk Island Sharpies

Fork (software development)

In software engineering, a project fork happens when developers take a copy of source code from one software package and start independent development on it, creating a distinct and separate piece of software. The term implies not a development branch, but a split in the developer community, a form of schism. Free and open-source software is that which, by definition, may be forked from the original development team without prior permission, without violating copyright law. However, licensed forks of proprietary software happen; the word "fork" has been used to mean "to divide in branches, go separate ways" as early as the 14th century. In the software environment, the word evokes the fork system call, which causes a running process to split itself into two identical copies that diverge to perform different tasks. In the context of software development, "fork" was used in the sense of creating a revision control "branch" by Eric Allman as early as 1980, in the context of SCCS: Creating a branch "forks off" a version of the program.

The term was in use on Usenet by 1983 for the process of creating a subgroup to move topics of discussion to."Fork" is not known to have been used in the sense of a community schism during the origins of Lucid Emacs or the BSDs. However, "fork" was in use in the present sense by 1995 to describe the XEmacs split, was an understood usage in the GNU Project by 1996. Free and open-source software may be forked without prior approval of those developing, managing, or distributing the software per both The Free Software Definition and The Open Source Definition: The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others. By doing this, you can give the whole community a chance to benefit from your changes. Access to the source code is a precondition for this. 3. Derived Works: The license must allow modifications and derived works, must allow them to be distributed under the same terms as the license of the original software. In free software, forks result from a schism over different goals or personality clashes.

In a fork, both parties assume nearly identical code bases, but only the larger group, or whoever controls the Web site, will retain the full original name and the associated user community. Thus, there is a reputation penalty associated with forking; the relationship between the different teams can be cordial or bitter. On the other hand, a friendly fork or a soft fork is a fork that does not intend to compete, but wants to merge with the original. Eric S. Raymond, in his essay Homesteading the Noosphere, stated that "The most important characteristic of a fork is that it spawns competing projects that cannot exchange code, splitting the potential developer community", he notes in the Jargon File: Forking is considered a Bad Thing—not because it implies a lot of wasted effort in the future, but because forks tend to be accompanied by a great deal of strife and acrimony between the successor groups over issues of legitimacy and design direction. There is serious social pressure against forking.

As a result, major forks are rare enough. David A. Wheeler notes four possible outcomes of a fork, with examples: The death of the fork; this is by far the most common case. It is easy to declare a fork, but considerable effort to continue independent development and support. A re-merging of the fork The death of the original Successful branching with differentiation Distributed revision control tools have popularised a less emotive use of the term "fork", blurring the distinction with "branch". With a DVCS such as Mercurial or Git, the normal way to contribute to a project, is to first create a personal branch of the repository, independent of the main repository, seek to have your changes integrated with it. Sites such as GitHub and Launchpad provide free DVCS hosting expressly supporting independent branches, such that the technical and financial barriers to forking a source code repository are massively reduced, GitHub uses "fork" as its term for this method of contribution to a project.

Forks restart version numbering from 0.1 or 1.0 if the original software was at version 3.0, 4.0, or 5.0. An exception is when the forked software is designed to be a drop-in replacement for the original project, e.g. MariaDB for MySQL or LibreOffice for OpenOffice.org. In proprietary software, the copyright is held by the employing entity, not by the individual software developers. Proprietary code is thus more forked when the owner needs to develop two or more versions, such as a windowed version and a command line version, or versions for differing operating systems, such as a word processor for IBM PC compatible machines and Macintosh computers; such internal forks will concentrate on having the same look, data format, behavior between platforms so that a user familiar with one can be productive or share documents generated on the other. This is always an economic decision to generate a greater market share and thus pay back the associated extra development costs created by the fork. A notable proprietary fork not of this kind is the many varieties of proprietary Unix—almost all derived from AT&T Unix under license and all called "Unix", but incre

John C. Brodhead

John Curtis Brodhead was an American politician in the U. S. state of New York. He represented New York in the United States House of Representatives. Brodhead attended the district schools, he was engaged in mercantile and agricultural pursuits, served as Sheriff of Ulster County, New York from 1825 to 1828. He represented New York's 7th congressional district twice in the U. S. House of Representatives, he served first as a Jacksonian in the Twenty-second Congress, serving from March 4, 1831 to March 3, 1833. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1832, he served as a Democrat in the Twenty-fifth Congress, serving from March 4, 1837 to March 3, 1839. During the Twenty-fifth Congress, Brodhead served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy, he declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1838, resumed his mercantile and agricultural pursuits after leaving Congress. He died in Modena, New York on January 2, 1859, is interred in Modena Rural Cemetery in Modena.

United States Congress. "John C. Brodhead". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress; this article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov