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The Punisher is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by artists John Romita Sr. and Ross Andru. The Punisher made his first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #129; the character is an Italian-American vigilante who employs murder, extortion, threats of violence, torture in his campaign against crime. Driven by the deaths of his wife and two children who were killed by the mob for witnessing a killing in New York City's Central Park, the Punisher wages a one-man war on crime while employing the use of various weapons and firearms, his family's killers were the first to be slain. A war veteran and a United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper in Force Recon, Castle is skilled in hand-to-hand combat, guerrilla warfare, marksmanship; the Punisher's brutal nature and willingness to kill made him an anomaly in mainstream American comic books when he debuted in 1974. By the late 1980s, the Punisher was part of a wave of psychologically-troubled antiheroes.

At the height of his popularity, the character was featured in four monthly publications: The Punisher, The Punisher War Journal, The Punisher: War Zone, The Punisher Armory. Despite his violent actions and dark nature, the Punisher has enjoyed some mainstream success on television, making guest appearances on series as Spider-Man and The Super Hero Squad Show, where the depiction of his violent behavior was toned down for family viewers. In feature films, Dolph Lundgren portrayed the Punisher in The Punisher, as did Thomas Jane in The Punisher, Ray Stevenson in Punisher: War Zone. Jon Bernthal portrayed the character in the second season of Daredevil and the spin-off The Punisher, set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; the Punisher was conceived of by Gerry Conway, then-writer of The Amazing Spider-Man, inspired by The Executioner, a popular book series created by author Don Pendleton, in which a Vietnam veteran, Mack Bolan, becomes a serial killer of criminals after the Mafia-related deaths of his family.

Conway described the inspiration in an interview from 1987: "I was fascinated by the Don Pendleton Executioner character, popular at the time, I wanted to do something, inspired by that, although not to my mind a copy of it. And while I was doing the Jackal storyline, the opportunity came for a character who would be used by the Jackal to make Spider-Man's life miserable; the Punisher seemed to fit."Conway helped design the character's distinctive costume. As Conway recalled in 2002, "In the'70s, when I was writing comics at DC and Marvel, I made it a practice to sketch my own ideas for the costumes of new characters—heroes and villains—which I offered to the artists as a crude suggestion representing the image I had in mind. I had done that with the Punisher at Marvel." Conway had drawn a character with a small death's head skull on one breast. Marvel art director John Romita, Sr. took the basic design and blew the skull up to huge size, taking up most of the character's chest. Amazing Spider-Man penciller Ross Andru was the first artist to draw the character for publication.

Stan Lee Marvel's editor-in-chief, recalled in 2005 that he had suggested the character's name: Gerry Conway was writing a script and he wanted a character that would turn out to be a hero on, he came up with the name the Assassin. And I mentioned that I didn't think we could have a comic book where the hero would be called the Assassin, because there's just too much of a negative connotation to that word, and I remembered that, some time ago, I had had a unimportant character... was one of Galactus' robots, I had called him the Punisher, it seemed to me that, a good name for the character Gerry wanted to write—so I said,'Why not call him the Punisher?' And, since I was the editor, Gerry said,'Okay.' Appearing for the first time in The Amazing Spider-Man #129, the Punisher was an antagonist of the titular hero. He is portrayed as a bloodthirsty vigilante who has no qualms about killing gangsters, something that most superheroes of the time refrain from doing. J. Jonah Jameson describes him as "the most newsworthy thing to happen to New York since Boss Tweed".

In this appearance, the Punisher is determined to kill Spider-Man, wanted for the apparent murder of Norman Osborn. The Punisher is shown as a formidable fighter, skilled marksman, able strategist. All he reveals about himself is that he is a former U. S. Marine, he has a fierce temper but shows signs of considerable frustration over his self-appointed role of killer vigilante. He is engaged in extensive soul-searching as to what is the right thing to do: although he has few qualms about killing, he is outraged when his then-associate, the Jackal kills an enemy by treacherous means rather than in honorable combat. Spider-Man, himself no stranger to such torment, concludes that the Punisher's problems made his own seem like a "birthday party"; the character was a hit with readers and started to appear on a regular basis, teaming up with both Spider-Man and other heroes such as Captain America and Nightcrawler throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. Conway said the Punisher's popularity took him by surprise, as he had intended him only as a second-tier character.

During his acclaimed run on Daredevil and artist Frank Miller made use of the character, contrasting his attitudes and version of vigilante action to that of the more liberal character of Daredevil. In the early 1980s, writer and college student Steven Grant was at a comics convention in New York City over the Christmas break. At the time

Monte Orsiera

Monte Orsiera is a mountain in the Cottian Alps belonging to the Province of Turin. The English translation of Monte Orsiera can be Mountain of the bears, an animal which in Piedmont became extinct between the end of 18th century and the beginning of 19th century. Mount Orsiera is the highest mountain of the long ridge which, starting from Sestriere, divides the Susa Valley from the Chisone valley. According to SOIUSA the mountain can be classified in the following way: main part = Western Alps major sector = North Western Alps section = Cottian Alps subsection = Alpi del Monginevro supergroup = Catena Bucie-Grand Queyron-Orsiera group = Gruppo dell'Orsiera subgroup = Costiera Orsiera-Rocciavrè code = I/A-4. II-A.3.b The mountain and its surrounding area are included in a regional nature park called Parco naturale Orsiera - Rocciavrè, the SIC of code IT1110006. Italian official cartography.

Introducing...Rubén González

Introducing... Rubén González is the second studio album by Cuban pianist Rubén González, it was recorded at EGREM studios in Havana, during April 1996, as the last of the sessions that yielded the albums A Toda Cuba le Gusta and Buena Vista Social Club. It was released on September 16, 1997, through World Circuit, thus becoming González's international debut; the album reached number seventeen on Billboard Top Latin Albums. In 2014 it was awarded a diamond certification from the Independent Music Companies Association, which indicated sales of at least 200,000 copies throughout Europe; this album was made at the end of World Circuit's three week recording session at EGREM Studios in Havana that had started in March 1996. Every morning during the recording of A Toda Cuba le Gusta, Rubén would wait for the studio's doors to open and would rush to the piano and play; the same would happen throughout the recording of Buena Vista Social Club. After these two albums were completed, Rubén was still at the piano.

Not only was he asked to stay, but he was invited to record his own album, to choose his own repertoire and to play for as long as he wanted. With no rehearsals, the band played this collection of classic Cuban tunes, as a series of descargas. "La engañadora" – 2:32 "Cumbanchero" – 4:35 "Tres lindas cubanas" – 5:22 "Melodía del río" – 4:42 "Mandinga" – 8:28 "Siboney" – 2:32 "Almendra" – 9:52 "Tumbao" – 5:11 "Como siento yo" – 2:40

Yoon Yoon

Yoon Yoon is a Myanmar Academy Award winning Burmese actress and former child actress. She is noticed by audiences with her charm smile. Yoon won her first Special Academy Award with the film Tein Min Tha Mee Yae Dan Ta Yi in 2012. Yoon Yoon was born on 19 January 2000 in Myanmar, she has been acting since she was three years old thanks to her grandmother Thae Nu Aung, an actress. She had started her school at Basic Education High School No. 3 Botahtaung and graduated in 2016 with 2 distinctions and Biology. She is studying at University of Yangon, majoring in Psychology. Yoon Yoon started as a child actress because of her visit to her grandmother's shooting. Although she started at three years old, she can do continuously at her six years of age. In 2012, she won the Special Myanmar Academy Award for Best Child Actress with the film Tein Min Tha Mee Yae Dan Ta Yi, she stopped acting for two years because of the Matriculation Examination of Myanmar. From 2006 to present, she appeared in many magazines cover.

In 2015, Yoon starred in the hit drama film I'm Rose, portrayed the role of young Htar Thakhin. The film reached the highest-grossing in Myanmar. Yoon received acclaim for her acting performance in the drama. In 2016, she starred the female lead in the hit thriller series It was on Yesterday, alongside A Linn Yaung, Thu Riya and Aye Myat Thu which aired on MRTV-4 on 2 January 2017. Yoon's portrayal of the character earned praised by fans for her acting performance and character interpretation, experienced a resurgence of popularity. In 2018, she starred in the television series Shwe Min Tha Mee Nae Lu Lain, where she played the leading role with Tyron Bejay and Ye Mon which aired on Myawaddy TV on 23 March 2018. Over 100 films, including Tein Min Tha Mee Yae Dan Ta Yi Dancer of Satan I'm Rose, Darling

British Academy Television Award for Best Actor

This is a list of the British Academy Television Awards for Best Actor. The Actor category was split into Leading Actor and Supporting Actor starting in 2010. 1955 Paul Rogers – unknown 1956 Peter Cushing – unknown 1957 Michael Gough – unknown 1958 Michael Hordern – unknown 1959 Donald Pleasence – unknown 1960 Patrick McGoohan – unknown 1961 Lee Montague – unknown 1962 Rupert Davies in Maigret 1963 Harry H. Corbett in Steptoe and Son 1964 Alan Badel – unknown 1965 Patrick Wymark – unknown 1966 Alan Badel – unknown 1967 Warren Mitchell in Till Death Us Do Part 1968 Eric Porter in The Forsyte Saga 1969 Roy Dotrice in Misleading Cases In 2010, BAFTA split the category into Leading Actor and Supporting Actor; this is the list of BAFTA TV Awards for Leading Actor. The following people have been awarded the British Academy Television Award for Actor multiple times: The following people have been nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Actor multiple times


UCFB is a Higher Education institution offering undergraduate and postgraduate university degrees and executive education in the football business and events industries. UCFB has three campus locations: UCFB Burnley opened in 2011 at Burnley Football Club; the Queen and Prince Philip visited UCFB Burnley during their tour of Turf Moor and Burnley Football Club as part of the Jubilee Celebrations. UCFB Wembley opened in 2014 at Wembley Stadium, home of English football and events. Opened in autumn 2016, the UCFB Etihad Campus facilities include access to sporting facilities such as the Manchester Regional Arena and Indoor Athletics centre, National Squash Centre, Belle Vue Leisure Centre and the National Basketball Performance Centre. In October 2015 it was announced that UCFB has gained a Postgraduate partnership with the Real Madrid Graduate School allowing students to spend months of their MSc International Sport Management course with the school affiliated with the Spanish football club.

UCFB Wembley, UCFB Etihad Campus and UCFB Burnley are located inside and surrounding their respective stadiums, with some classrooms overlooking the pitch. In 2019 UCFB announced New York Metro’s Red Bull Arena, Atlanta’s brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Toronto FC’s BMO Field and the Melbourne Cricket Ground will host the brand new UCFB global study hubs, enabling students and graduates to further enhance their knowledge and expertise of the international sports industry as well as learn from professionals working at some of the biggest organisations in the sector; every UCFB student, as well as alumni of its football and sport degree programmes, will have the opportunity to travel to and experience UCFB’s global study hubs. Beginning in the 2019/20 academic year, each stadium will host a week-long global summit with seminars, guest lectures and networking opportunities allowing attendees to explore the inner workings of the leading sports organisations in international markets. UCFB's Employability & Enrichment programme includes its Executive Guest Speaker Series and work experience opportunities.

The UCFB Strategic Leadership & Management Programme, another aspect of the Employment & Enrichment programme, is led by Neil Doncaster, Chief Executive of the Scottish Professional Football League. UCFB students have the opportunity to work towards a number of internal and external additional qualifications relevant to the industry; these include STATS and foreign language qualifications. UA92 Ltd is the registered company name for the University Campus of Football Business ’s Undergraduate Academy Manchester, is part of UCFB Holdings Limited; the Undergraduate Academy Manchester is an undergraduate football academy based in Manchester. UA Manchester is tailored for released footballers from all of the 92 Premier League and Football League clubs. Dr Brian Barwick - Chairman of the UCFB Advisory Board, Chairman of the Rugby Football League and Super League. Brendan Flood - Chairman and Chief Executive of UCFB and Director of Burnley FC. "Degree programmes at UCFB". UCFB. "The virtual tour of UCFB's campuses at Wembley Stadium, Etihad Stadium and Turf Moor, Burnley Football Club".

UCFB. Brown, Jonathan. "Lessons in the beautiful game: True fanatics can now enroll in a degree in football". Independent