Princess Mononoke is a 1997 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, animated by Studio Ghibli for Tokuma Shoten, Nippon Television Network and Dentsu, distributed by Toho. The film stars the voices of Yōji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yūko Tanaka, Kaoru Kobayashi, Masahiko Nishimura, Tsunehiko Kamijo, Akihiro Miwa, Mitsuko Mori and Hisaya Morishige. Princess Mononoke is set in the late Muromachi period of Japan with fantasy elements; the story follows the young Emishi prince Ashitaka's involvement in a struggle between the gods of a forest and the humans who consume its resources. The term "Mononoke" or もののけ is not a name, but a Japanese word for a spirit or monster: supernatural, shape-shifting beings; the film was released in Japan on July 12, 1997, in the United States on October 29, 1999. It was a critical and commercial blockbuster, becoming the highest-grossing film in Japan of 1997, held Japan's box office record for domestic films until 2001's Spirited Away, another Miyazaki film.
It was dubbed into English and distributed in North America by Miramax, despite a poor box office performance there, it sold well on DVD and video increasing Ghibli's popularity and influence outside Japan. In Muromachi Japan, an Emishi village is attacked by a demon; the last Emishi prince, kills it before it reaches the village, but its corruption curses his right arm. The curse gives him superhuman strength, but will spread through his body and kill him; the villagers discover that the demon was a boar god, corrupted by an iron ball lodged in his body. The village's wise woman tells Ashitaka that he may find a cure in the western lands Nago came from, but he cannot return to his homeland. Before Ashitaka leaves, his sister Kaya gives him her crystal dagger. Heading west, Ashitaka meets Jigo, an opportunist posing as a monk, who tells Ashitaka he may find help from the Great Forest Spirit, a deer-like animal god by day and a giant "nightwalker" by night. Nearby, men herd oxen to Irontown, led by Lady Eboshi, repel an attack by a wolf pack led by the wolf goddess Moro.
Riding one of the wolves is San, a human girl. Ashitaka discovers two injured Irontown men and carries them through the forest, where he encounters many kodama and glimpses the Forest Spirit. In Irontown, Ashitaka learns that Eboshi built the town by clearcutting forests to claim ironsand and produce iron, leading to conflicts with the forest gods and Asano, a local daimyō. Irontown is a refuge including lepers employed to manufacture firearms. Eboshi explains that San was raised by the wolves as one of their own and resents humankind. San infiltrates Irontown to kill Eboshi; as he leaves, he is unintentionally shot by a villager, but the curse gives him the strength to carry San out of the village. San awakens and prepares to kill the weakened Ashitaka, but hesitates when he tells her that she is beautiful, she takes him to the forest, decides to trust him after the Forest Spirit saves his life. A boar clan, led by the blind boar god Okkoto, plans to attack Irontown to save the forest. Eboshi prepares for battle and sets out to kill the Forest Spirit with Jigo, working for the government.
According to legend, the Forest Spirit's head grants immortality. Ashitaka remains cursed; the boar clan is annihilated in battle, Okkoto is corrupted by his wounds. Jigo's men disguise themselves in boar skins and trick the rampaging Okkoto into leading them to the Forest Spirit. San is swept up in his demonic corruption. Moro intervenes and Ashitaka dives into the corruption; the Forest Spirit euthanizes Moro. As it transforms into the nightwalker, Eboshi decapitates it, it bleeds ooze which spreads over the land, killing anything it touches as the nightwalker searches for its head, which Jigo steals. The forest and kodama begin to die. After the samurai flee and Irontown is evacuated and San pursue Jigo and retrieve the head, returning it to the Forest Spirit; the Spirit dies as the sun rises, but its form washes over the land and heals it, Ashitaka's curse is lifted. Ashitaka promises San he will visit her in the forest. Eboshi vows to build a better town; the forest begins to regrow, a kodama emerges from the undergrowth.
Yōji Matsuda voices Ashitaka, the last prince of the Emishi tribe whose traveling companion is Yakul, a red elk, a non-existent species of elk that Miyazaki created for the film. Ali Shaw of Electric Sheep has described Yakul as being more similar to a red Lechwe than an elk. Miyazaki wrote Ashitaka to be "an ordinary guy didn't do anything heroic, right to the end", something he stated was contrary to films he'd made up to that point, he called him a "melancholic boy who has a fate" and stated that Ashitaka's curse "is similar to the lives of people ". Ashitaka's English voice actor Billy Crudup stated. He's not your usual brave guy. He’s just a young, earnest man who’s trying to lead a valuable life and protect his village." Yuriko Ishida voices San, a young woma
Joseph R. Pisani was an American lawyer and politician from New York, he was born on August 1929, in New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York. There he attended the public schools, he graduated B. A. from Iona College in 1950, J. D. from Fordham Law School in 1953. He was admitted to the bar in 1954, practiced law in New Rochelle, he married Joan, they had four children. Pisani entered politics as a Republican, was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1966 to 1972, sitting in the 176th, 177th, 178th and 179th New York State Legislatures, he was a member of the New York State Senate from 1973 to 1984, sitting in the 180th, 181st, 182nd, 183rd, 184th and 185th New York State Legislatures. In 1981, he ran for Westchester County Executive but was defeated by the incumbent Democrat Alfred DelBello. On December 1, 1983, Pisani was indicted for tax evasion. On May 1, 1984, his trial opened in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. On June 1, the jury convicted him on eighteen counts, acquitted him on eleven, was unable to reach a verdict on the remaining ten counts of the indictment.
On June 27, he resigned his Senate seat. On August 1, 1984, he was fined $69,000, sentenced to four years in jail, by Judge David N. Edelstein. On September 14, 1984, his law license was suspended. In 1985, he went to live in a log cabin in West Park. On September 12, 1985, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated most of his convictions and the four-years-in-prison sentence; the appeals court held that Pisani could not be convicted of diverting campaign funds to his personal use, because the law prohibiting this practice was enacted only after the facts of this case happened. The appeals court upheld a conviction and a suspended sentence for Pisani taking money from an escrow account of one of his clients. On July 2, 1986, Pisani pleaded guilty to tax evasion, on July 28, was sentenced by Judge John E. Sprizzo to one year in prison. On September 15, 1986, Pisani began to serve his prison term in the Federal Medical Center, Lexington. On February 17, 1987, he was disbarred by the Appellate Division.
He was released from prison in February 1987, was transferred to a halfway house in Manhattan. In March 1987, he failed a drug test after eating a poppyseed bagel, was sent to the Metropolitan Correctional Center, New York. After his release, he worked as a salesman again, this time for an assortment of construction materials. In October 1987, he married his long-time mistress and law secretary. In January 1988, he started to host a radio talk show on WVOX, he painted landscapes at his log cabin. Pisani was reinstated to the bar in 2008
Toyotarō Yūki, was a central banker in the Empire of Japan, serving as the 15th Governor of the Bank of Japan and twice as a cabinet minister. Yūki was born in the onsen resort of Akayu in what is now part of Nan'yō, Yamagata Prefecture, where his father was a sake brewer. After graduating from Tokyo Imperial University with a degree in political science, he obtained a position at the Bank of Japan from January 1904. Yūki was promoted serving as auditor in the bank's New York City branch, branch manager in Kyoto, Corporate Secretary, branch manager in Osaka. In 1918, at the recommendation of Junnosuke Inoue, Yūki was appointed to the Board of Directors, while still maintaining his post as Osaka branch manager. However, following the assassination of Yasuda Zenjirō, Yūki left the Bank of Japan to join the Board of Directors for the Yasuda zaibatsu in November 1921, was appointed Managing Director of Yasuda Bank the same year; as head of Yasuda Bank, Yūki was a member of a committee which drafted "Definite Policies for the Improvement of the Ordinary Banking System in Our Country in 1926.
The report identified a range of significant issues: Ordinary banks in our country have conducted their business badly. There has been excessive competition among too many small banks with slender means; the need to address the problems identified in this proposal acknowledged. The report was the genesis of a process which led to the Bank Act of 1927. In March 1929, Yūki left for a tour of Europe. On his return, he established a committee to find was for the Yasuda zaibatsu to weather the Great Depression. From September 1930, Yūki was head of the Industrial Bank of Japan. Yūki was subsequently elected head of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in January 1937. In February 1937, he was appointed Minister of Finance in the Hayashi administration, serving to June 1937; the concurrently held the portfolio of Minister of Colonial Affairs for the same period. From May 1937, Yūki was appointed to a seat in the Upper House of the Diet of Japan. During the 1st Konoe administration, July 27, 1937 on Yūki returned to the Bank of Japan as governor, replacing Shigeaki Ikeda.
He held the post until March 18, 1944. During Yūki's tenure, the bank was reorganized in 1942. However, Yūki was removed from his office by the Finance Minister with the support of the Tōjō cabinet in 1944. Yuki had opposed giving the Munitions Minister the authority to approve loans to munitions companies without consultation with the bank, Tōjō was both Prime Minister and Munitions Minister at the time Following World War II, Yūki retired from public life, moved to Mie Prefecture, where he became the chief kannushi of the Yuki Jinja Shinto shrine, he died in 1951, his grave is at the Aoyama Cemetery in Tokyo. In 1995, the town of Akayu opened a memorial museum in his honor. Fuji Ginkō.. Banking in modern Japan. Tokyo: Fuji Bank, Research Division. OCLC 1050668 Henning, C. Randall.. Currencies and Politics in the United States and Japan. Washington, DC: Institute for International Economics. ISBN 9780881321272. Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5. Japanese banking: a History, 1859–1959.
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Anthime "Tim" Gionet, more known as Baked Alaska, is an American social media personality who gained attention through his commentary and political advocacy on behalf of alt-right and neo-Nazi ideology, through his promotion of anti-semitic conspiracy theories such as white genocide and Jewish control of the media. Prior to his 2016 transformation into an alt right activist, Gionet was a left-wing commentator for Buzzfeed, he attended rallies in support of Black Lives Matter and progressive causes in 2015 and early 2016. In March 2019, Gionet attempted to distance himself from the alt-right and meme culture, which he criticized as hateful and a source of terrorism and violence, he released an emotional video apologizing for his past participation in meme culture and alleging a link between 8chan and the Christchurch mosque shootings. However, in November 2019 Gionet changed his politics again, collaborated with the white supremacist "groyper" movement in their trolling of rallies held by Turning Point USA.
He subsequently deleted all his previous videos, in which he had apologized for his old views and condemned meme culture and the alt right. Gionet graduated with a Bachelors of Science in marketing. While working at Warner Bros. Records, Gionet did social media and marketing for Warped Tour. Kevin Lyman gave him the stage-name Baked Alaska, a reference to the fact that he came from Alaska and was a marijuana user at the time, referencing the dessert, baked Alaska. In 2011, Gionet worked for Capitol Records for a short time, before pursuing his own career in music. After leaving BuzzFeed in 2016, Gionet traveled as Milo Yiannopoulos' Dangerous Faggot Tour manager. Gionet is a supporter of Donald Trump. In May 2016, Gionet was introduced to Donald Trump and received the candidate's signature on his arm next to his Trump tattoo; that month, Gionet released "MAGA Anthem", which featured pro-Trump lyrics and amassed more than 100,000 views on YouTube. Mike Cernovich hired Gionet to work on a project dedicated to gather Trump supporters.
Following the election, Gionet continued to stay active in his pro-Trump activism by giving speeches and participating in multiple rallies. Gionet was largely responsible for spearheading the #DumpKellogs and #TrumpCup hashtag movements. #TrumpCup was a trend. It began after allegations; the Twitter hashtag trended with more than 27,000 tweets in the span of two days. Baked Alaska self-published a book, Meme Magic Secrets Revealed, through Amazon; the book was removed as a copyright violation due to its use of Pepe the Frog on the cover. On March 21, 2019, Baked Alaska released a video condemning the Alt-Right and claiming they were responsible for radicalizing people, including the Christchurch mosque shooter, he had earlier abandoned his support for President Trump and started promoting 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, such as with his music video Yang Gang Anthem. In late 2016, following Trump's electoral victory, conflict arose between Cernovich and Gionet regarding Gionet's anti-Semitic remarks on Twitter.
Gionet was disinvited from an inaugural ball. Gionet mended his relationship with Cernovich and said that he had been "heated" and that he had misspoken. In February 2017, Gionet called for a boycott of Netflix in response to the announcement of Dear White People, he claimed that the show was "anti-white" and that it promoted "white genocide". Gionet participated in an alt-right rally outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on June 25, 2017, he was scheduled to address participants at the white nationalist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 11, 2017, he has promoted the white supremacist slogan Fourteen Words on social media. Baked Alaska on Instagram Baked Alaska on Vine Official Baked Alaska Show archive at YouTube
"God Is a Girl" is the third and final single from German trance group Groove Coverage's debut album, Covergirl. The lyrics of the single refer to the event in 1987 when James Randi, a skeptic, exposed Peter Popoff, a well-known American televangelist and faith healer in the 1980s. During a segment on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Randi stated, "God is a woman and sounds like Popoff's wife, Elizabeth"; the chorus of the song uses a melody piece from "Jefferson", a Roxette song from their Room Service album. The writer of "Jefferson", Per Gessle, made an arrangement with Groove Coverage to receive a rumoured 50% of royalties from the song, though Gessle said that figure was "...far from the truth." Gessle is listed as one of the song's official songwriters/composers on BMI's website. The music video depicts a faith healing ritual conducted in a church, it features Verena Rehm as the lead singer of the church, DJ Novus as the faith healer. During the ritual, the girl at the front of the altar is presented as the god.
DJ Novus conducts faith healing to the audiences, while at the same time asking them for donations, an obvious reference to Peter Popoff. Singaporean artist Jocie Guo Mei Mei covered the song under the name "Ai Qing Nü Shen" on her 2nd album, "My Darling." A music video accompanies it. Electronic duo W&W remade the song in collaboration with Groove Coverage in 2018. "God Is a Girl" – 3:37 "God Is a Girl" – 3:04 "God Is a Girl" – 7:10 "God Is a Girl" – 6:41 "God Is a Girl" – 6:54 "God Is a Girl" was successful in Germany and Austria. "God Is a Girl" reached number 1 in China and there were 1.5 million legal downloads. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
András Kaj is a Hungarian football player who plays for SC Pinkafeld in Austria. Kaj has made over 100 appearances in the Hungarian First Division, he began his playing career in the lower division of Hungarian football, after a brief spell in Austria, he made his Hungarian First Division debut at the age of 22 playing for Szombathelyi Haladás in a match against Kivpest Honvéd on 6 August 1999. Kaj would spend the next five seasons with Haladás. Subsequently, he moved to Zalaegerszegi TE, but after two seasons, he would return to Haladás to help the club back into the top flight by winning the 2007–08 Hungarian Second Division championship. Hungarian Second Division: Winner: 2008 EUFO