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Ralph Bakshi

Ralph Bakshi is an American director of animated and live-action films. In the 1970s, he established an alternative to mainstream animation through independent and adult-oriented productions. Between 1972 and 2015, he directed ten theatrically released feature films, he has been involved in numerous television projects as director, writer and animator. Beginning his career at the Terrytoons television cartoon studio as a cel polisher, Bakshi was promoted to animator, director, he moved to the animation division of Paramount Pictures in 1967 and started his own studio, Bakshi Productions, in 1968. Through producer Steve Krantz, Bakshi made his debut feature film, Fritz the Cat, released in 1972, it was the first animated film to receive an X rating from the Motion Picture Association of America, the most successful independent animated feature of all time. Over the next eleven years, Bakshi directed seven additional animated features, he is well known for such films as The Lord of the Rings, American Pop and Fire and Ice.

In 1987, Bakshi returned to television work, producing the series Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures, which ran for two years. After a nine-year hiatus from feature films, he directed Cool World, rewritten during production and received poor reviews. Bakshi returned to television with the live-action film Cool and the Crazy and the anthology series Spicy City. During the 2000s, he focused on fine art and painting and in 2003 co-founded The Bakshi School of Animation with his son Eddie and Jess Gorell. Bakshi has received several awards for his work, including the 1980 Golden Gryphon for The Lord of the Rings at the Giffoni Film Festival, the 1988 Annie Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Art of Animation, the 2003 Maverick Tribute Award at the Cinequest Film Festival. Ralph Bakshi was born to a Krymchak Jewish family on October 29, 1938, in Haifa in what was the British Mandate of Palestine. In 1939, his family migrated to the USA, he grew up in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn.

The family lived in a low-rent apartment. As a child, he enjoyed comic books, dug through trash cans to find them. According to an interview in 2009, Ralph said he was poor and the walls were repainted, he liked the feeling when he looked out the window and saw the sun as a little boy, whenever he would walk out in the streets, someone would break the wooden crates that were filled with food in the push carts open. Ralph says this in the interview, "And the push carts were wood, most of the buildings and so many buildings were made out of old wood, going back to the turn of the century, they were repainted a lot but the paint was faded by, you know the hundred years of snow and rain and faded again." Bakshi loved the faded colors, the nails, the wooden crates, he would build his own toys. Ralph recalls, "I had a great feeling with wood and nails". In the spring of 1947, Bakshi's father and uncle traveled to Washington, D. C. in search of business opportunities, soon moved the family to the black neighborhood of Foggy Bottom.

Bakshi recalled, "All my friends were black, everyone we did business with was black, the school across the street was black. It was segregated, so everything was black. I went to see black movies. I went to black parties. I was another black kid on the block. No problem!"The racial segregation of local schools meant that the nearest white school was several miles away. Most of the students had no problem with Bakshi's presence, but a teacher sought advice from the principal, who called the police. Fearing that segregated whites would riot if they learned that a white, let alone Jewish, student was attending a black school, the police removed Bakshi from his classroom. Meanwhile, his father had been suffering from anxiety attacks. Within a few months, the family moved back to Brownsville, where they spoke of these events. At the age of 15, after discovering Gene Byrnes' Complete Guide to Cartooning at the public library, Bakshi took up cartooning to document his experiences and create fantasy-influenced artwork.

He learned every lesson in it. During his teenage years, Bakshi took up boxing. While attending Thomas Jefferson High School, he took little interest in academics, spending most of his time focusing on "broads, mouthing off, doodling". After participating in a food fight and being caught smoking, Bakshi was sent to the principal's office. Believing Bakshi was unlikely to prosper at Thomas Jefferson, the principal transferred him to Manhattan's School of Industrial Art. In June 1956, Bakshi graduated from the school with an award in cartooning; when Bakshi was 18, his friend Cosmo Anzilotti was hired by the cartoon studio Terrytoons. Bakshi was hired as a cel polisher and commuted four hours each day to the studio, based in suburban New Rochelle, his low-level position required Bakshi to remove dirt and dust from animation cels. After a few months, Schudde was surprised that Bakshi was still showing up to work, promoted him to cel painter. Bakshi began to practice animating. Bakshi's deception was not noticed until two days when he was called to Schudde's office because the cels had been painted on the wrong side.

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Harry Taylor (mountaineer)

Harry Taylor is a British mountaineer, security advisor and former SAS member. He founded ‘High Adventure’ with Loel Guinness, an extreme sports company designed to set records in climbing and skydiving, his team set a world distance flight record for a paraglider at 150.6 km in Namibia. In 1991, with close friend Charles "Nish" Bruce he made a tandem skydive with oxygen from 27,000 feet over Badajoz in Spain. Taylor did a tandem paraglider flight from Cho Oyu 8,201m Tibet and was the 1st British paraglider pilot to fly from Denali, Alaska. Taylor began his career in the Royal Marines as an Arctic survival instructor, served with the British 22 SAS. In the late 1990s Taylor was Security Advisor to BP in Algeria, as well as to a number of world-renowned families, he led an international investigation on human trafficking. After his service in the SAS, he became an IFMGA Mountain Guide and in 1988 completed the first traverse of the Three Pinnacles on Mount Everest’s ENE Ridge with Russell Brice.

In 1993 he became the second Briton to have summited Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen. He has climbed on Everest 7 times with expeditions to N Face, ENE Ridge, N Ridge, SE Ridge winter and spring. Taylor has guided wounded warriors to some of the world's highest summits as part of the Adaptive Grand Slam; the Adaptive Grand Slam consists of seven of the world’s largest peaks in addition to the North and South Poles. The organisers and adventurers of these expeditions are ex-servicemen, living with various disabilities after being wounded in combat and who now aim to inspire others to do the ‘impossible’, whilst raising awareness for several charities; the Grand Slam is considered amongst seasoned mountain climbers and expedition leaders as the height of expedition achievement and the AGS team are unique in that they have to rely on alternative ways and means of completing the challenge with their various disabilities. To date, the AGS team have reached the North Pole unsupported, their first attempt at Everest in 2012 was hampered by poor weather and avalanche warnings, however they scaled Mount McKinley in 2013, Mont Blanc and Mount Elbrus in June 2014, adding the largest mountain in Europe to their list of successful feats.

Their latest ascent was Mount Kilimanjaro in October 2014. Combined, these incredible undertakings have raised the profile of several charities that support people adjusting to life post injury. Additionally, Taylor is a passionate wildlife conservationist and serves as the managing director for the Endangered Species Protection Agency; the Endangered Species Protection Agency works within International Law parameters and local enforcement procedures to conserve and protect critically endangered species. This includes but is not limited to: rhino, gorilla and tiger. Taylor was an instructor at King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center in Amman, Jordan. In 2012 Taylor co-founded MissionX, a tactical adventure company specializing in leadership and development and television consulting, extreme vacations. MissionX Endangered Species Protection Agency Adaptive Grand Slam King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center Everest: The Mountaineering Story

Sri Venkateswar Steam Press

Sri Venkateswar Steam Press is one of the oldest publishers in India. It was established by two Marwari brothers from Churu, Gangavishnu Bajaj and Khemraj Bajaj, both sons of Shrikrishnadas, who arrived in Mumbai in 1868. Khemraj used to sell book by other publishers as itinerant seller, he established a small press in 1871 at Moti Bazar Bombay. By 1880 they formally established Sri Venkateswar Steam Press. In 1893, the brothers separated, however Gangavishnu did not have any descendants and the properties were inherited by descendants of Khemraj; the press has published numerous classical Sanskrit texts, including the smallest Gita. They published a weekly Venkateshwar Samachar for several decades, they later started some jinning presses. They published the earliest editions of Kalyan magazine for Geeta Press published during 1926-1927 before the press of GitaPress was itself established at Gorakhpur; the road where the office is located is called Khemraj Shrikrishnadas Marg. Khemraj Shrikrishnadass was one of the most successful publishers during the early 20th century.

Some of its publications include texts that represent the perspectives and technology prevailing in the late 19th century. Its books have been reprinted from time to time generally without giving the date of the first publication. Khemraj acquired handwritten manuscripts, asked scholars to edit the texts for possible flaws and published them, it published a number of books written, compiled or translated by Jwala Prasad Mishra, the head pandit at Muradabad Kameshwar Sanskrit pathshala during the early 1900s that include Panchatantra, Vajasaneyi Sri Sukla Yajuevedasamhita, Bihari Satsai, Dayananda-Timira-Bhaskara, Jati Bhaskar, Maha Yakshini Sadhanam, Bindu Yoga, Rudra Ashtadhyayi, Valmiki Ramayana, Nirnaya Sindhu, Adbhuta Ramayana, Tulsi Ramayana for Ramlila, Lagana Jataka, Shiva Purana, Vishram Sagar, Ashtadash Purana Darpan, Kama Ratna, Kalpa Panchak Prayog, Purushottam Masa Mahatmya, Chatirvinshati Gayatri, Shiva Gita, Shrimad Bhagawat, Shiv Sahasranama, Ganesha Gita, Devi Gita, Harivamsa Purana, Varsha Yoga Samuha.

It is the publisher of several Kabir panth texts: Bijak with Commentary, Kabir Shabdavali, Complete Kabir Sagar, Kabir Krishna Gita, Kabir Upasana Paddhati, Satya Kabir ki Sakhi, Kabir Manshur, Kabir Kasauti, Kabir Upadesh, Satyanam Kabir Panthi Balopdesha. Its caste related publications include Kanyakubja Vanshavali, Kshatriya Vanshavali, it has published manual on a wide variety of Hindu rituals such as Davat Pujan, Mahalakshmi Puja, Gayatri Purashcharan Vidhi, Yajnopavit vidhi etc. It published Jwala Prasad Mishra's critique of Swami Dayananda's Arya-Samaja movement Dayananda-Timira-Bhaskara. Hindi Granth Karyalay Khemraj Shrikrishnadass prop: Shri Venkateshwar Steam Press Official Website Publications of Sri Venkateswar Press search

Love Vigilantes

"Love Vigilantes" is a song by the English band New Order. It first appeared as the opening track of their 1985 album Low-Life; the song is a departure from New Order's usual style in many ways. Described by as "at its core a campfire singalong", "Love Vigilantes" is decidedly pop and shows inspiration from American country and folk music. In a 2014 list compiled by The Guardian, "Love Vigilantes" was ranked ninth in a list of the ten best New Order songs. According to Bernard Sumner, "Love Vigilantes" is one of the few songs for which he started out wanting to tell a story rather than his usual method of listening to a newly composed piece and writing lyrics to match the mood of the music. Having "decided to write a Redneck song", Sumner's lyrics tell a rather "tongue-in-cheek" tale of a soldier returning home from Vietnam only to find that his wife had received a telegram informing her that he had died. Sumner further relates. Either the soldier had died and returns as a ghost or the telegram was sent mistakenly and he is quite alive.

Either way, he finds her lying on the floor having committed suicide with the telegram in her hand, an ending Sumner describes as "a country tragedy". The subject of the song is close to the one of "Vietnam", the 1969 Jimmy Cliff standard covered by New Order in 2003 for War Child's Hope album; the music of "Love Vigilantes" forgoes most of the electronics that otherwise define New Order's typical sound. After an opening of four hits on a snare drum, the music is built around multiple hooks, starting with the intro theme, which Spin magazine called "Beatlesque", played by Sumner on a melodica followed by his acoustic guitar riff which repeats throughout the song. Combined with a synthesized low end and Peter Hook's higher "twangy" bass, this new sound for New Order was "gorgeously lush" and "unlike anything that New Order has attempted before". Iron & Wine Duncan Sheik Comet Gain Digital Hideki Yoshimura Hungry Lucy Love Seed Mama Jump Oyster Band Pat Ofu Poi Dog Pondering Superchunk Laura Cantrell Tom Phillips Jackie Oates & Megan Henwood

2002 Pacific hurricane season

The 2002 Pacific hurricane season was a above average Pacific hurricane season that saw three tropical cyclones reach Category 5 intensity on the Saffir–Simpson scale, tied for the most in a season with 1994 and 2018. The strongest storm this year was Hurricane Kenna, which reached Category 5 on the Saffir–Simpson scale, it made landfall near Puerto Vallarta, located in the Mexican state of Jalisco, on October 25. Elsewhere, Tropical Storm Julio made landfall in Mexico, Tropical Storm Boris dumped torrential rain along the Mexican coast, despite remaining offshore; the season began on May 15 for the Eastern Pacific, June 1 for the Central Pacific. It ended on November 30 for both regions; these dates delimit the time. The first system formed on May 24 and the final depression dissipated on November 16. Other storms were individually unusual. Hurricanes Elida and Hernan reached Category 5 intensity, but neither caused any damage. Hurricane Fausto had no effect on land, but it regenerated into a weak tropical storm at an abnormally high latitude.

The season was active due to a El Niño, a meteorological weather phenomenon, that produces favorable conditions across the Pacific ocean, such as lower wind shear, higher sea surface temperatures. There were 15 tropical storms in the eastern Pacific Ocean in the 2002 season. Of those, eight became hurricanes, of which six became major hurricanes by reaching Category 3 or higher on the Saffir–Simpson scale. Three reached a record shared with the 1994 season. Four tropical depressions dissipated before reaching the intensity of a tropical storm. In the Central Pacific Hurricane Center's area of responsibility, one tropical storm and two hurricanes formed, with one of the hurricanes intensifying into a major hurricane. In the eastern Pacific proper, the season saw below average activity in terms of the number of total storms and hurricanes, but about average activity in terms of major hurricanes. Accumulated Cyclone Energy is a measure of the activity of a hurricane season, it is calculated by squaring the windspeed of a cyclone with at least tropical storm-force winds every six hours, summing the results, dividing that total by 104.

The total ACE of the season was 101*104 kn2 in the east Pacific proper. This qualifies the 2002 season as near to above normal. A moderately strong El Niño, ongoing during the season, may have contributed to the disproportionate number of major hurricanes, as well as reduced activity in the Atlantic. Of note was an unusual gap in storm formation during the first three weeks of August in this season, histrocally a prime period for tropical cyclone formation. Only three systems, Tropical Storms Boris and Julio and Hurricane Kenna, had significant impact on land. Julio and Kenna caused the only two landfalls this year. Most of the season's impact, including all casualties and most of the damage, was caused by Kenna. In addition to the above systems, an area of convection persisted near a developing circulation about 575 mi west-southwest of Johnston Atoll on July 18. An upper-level low to the northeast provided outflow, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center issued a tropical cyclone formation alert early on July 19.

Although not classified by the CPHC, the Japan Meteorological Agency remarked that a tropical depression had developed by early on July 20, just east of the International Date Line. Soon after, it crossed into the western Pacific and intensified into Tropical Storm Kalmaegi. On October 30, the JMA indicated that Tropical Storm Maysak moved into the basin and became extratropical few hours later. A complex formation involving a tropical wave and a gale over the Gulf of Tehuantepec formed Tropical Depression One-E on May 24, it strengthened into the first tropical storm of the season two days later. Alma turned north, moving near the edge of a subtropical ridge over Mexico, its rate of intensification picked up, Alma became a hurricane on May 28. Alma reached Category 3 intensity on May 30; the hurricane began to weaken immediately thereafter under the influence of wind shear and cool water. Alma fell apart, degenerated into a weak low pressure area by June 1; the hurricane did not impact land. A special feature about Alma was.

On June 8, an area of disturbed weather that had absorbed a tropical wave spawned Tropical Depression Two-E. It became a tropical storm the next day. After peaking on June 9, with a pressure of 997 mb, steering currents collapsed and Boris stalled out in the ocean between two ridges of high pressure. Shear increased, the cyclone weakened to a depression on June 10; the next day, Boris degenerated into a remnant low. The remnant drifted east and southeast before dissipating on June 12. Boris dumped heavy rains on sections of the Mexican coast; the maximum amount was 10.60 inches at San Felipe Usila. These rains damaged several homes at an unspecified location. In addition, rainfall damaged several homes in Tequila, but the National Hurricane Center believes that Boris did not cause the rain. No deaths were attributed to this storm. A tropical wave that crossed Central America organized and developed into a tropical depression on June 27. Contrary to forecasts, the depression did not strengthen further because of strong wind shear.

By June 29, the depression had become a remnant low, observed as a swirl of clouds for a few more days before dissipating. An area of disturbed weather near Panama drifted to a location south of Puerto Ángel and organized into Tropical Depression Four-E on July 9, it moved westward through a hostile environment of strong shear. Th

High-capacity magazine ban

A high-capacity magazine ban is a law which bans or otherwise restricts high-capacity magazines, detachable firearm magazines that can hold more than a certain number of rounds of ammunition. For example, in the United States, the now-expired Federal Assault Weapons Ban of 1994 included limits regarding magazines that could hold more than ten rounds. Eight U. S. states, a number of local governments, ban or regulate magazines that they have defined as high-capacity. The majority of states do not regulate any magazines on the basis of capacity. States that do have large capacity magazine bans or restrictions do not apply to firearms with fixed magazines whose capacity would otherwise exceed the large capacity threshold; the federal ban, in effect from 1994 to 2004 defined a magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition as a large capacity ammunition feeding device. The state of California defines a large capacity magazine as "any ammunition feeding device with a capacity to accept more than 10 rounds."

Such devices are called high-capacity magazines. Among states with bans, the maximum capacity is 10 to 20 rounds. Several municipalities, such as New York City, restrict magazine capacity to 5 rounds for rifles and shotguns; the state of New York limited magazine capacity to 7 rounds, but a District Court ruled this ban to be excessive and could not "survive intermediate scrutiny". Most pistols sold in the U. S. are sold with magazines holding between 10 and 17 rounds. In November 2013, the National Rifle Association sued the city of San Francisco over an ordinance banning possession of magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. In March 2014, the Supreme Court refused to halt a similar ban by the city of California. In March 2019 a United States District court in California declared magazine restrictions to be a violation of the Second Amendment. An issued an injunction against the states enforcement of the 10 round maximum capacity magazine. With the passage of Bill C-17 in 1993 under Prime Minister Kim Campbell, magazines designed for use in semi-automatic centrefire rifles and semi-automatic shotguns became limited to five rounds, magazines designed for use in handguns are limited to 10 rounds.

Magazines designed for use in semi-automatic rimfire rifles, as well as manually operated long guns, are exempt from the magazine capacity restrictions. In recent years, there has been a growing trend of ways to work around the magazine capacity restrictions. Numerous semi-automatic centrefire rifles happen to accept handgun magazines, thereby increasing magazine capacity. Numerous rifle and handgun magazines designed for a particular caliber happen to fit an over-the-limit number of smaller caliber rounds legally increasing magazine capacity. There is no ban, restriction or other additional legal requirements on the possession, sale or import of high capacity magazines in the UK that are designed for use in rifles and pistols. However, since January 1989 all semi automatic rifles and since February 1998 all semi automatic pistols have been prohibited for possession by the general public without a section 5 firearms licence due to legislation enacted after the 1987 Hungerford Massacre on semi automatic rifles and after the 1996 Dunblane Massacre on semi automatic pistols.

Before those respective dates a member of the public could own them on a standard section 1 firearms licence. This means that though high capacity magazines are legal, they can only be used on semi automatic rifles owned by citizens with a section 1 firearms licence if they are chambered to fire.22 rimfire cartridges only. Additionally though long barreled pistols can still be owned on a section 1 firearms licence as the legislation on pistols passed in February 1998 only affected firearms with a barrel length of less than 12 inches meaning that long barreled pistols are in effect regulated along the same lines as.22 rimfire semi automatic rifles meaning that long barreled pistols can utilize high capacity magazines, though only chambered to.22 rimfire cartridges like semi automatic rifles. Revolvers are not classed as semi automatic under UK law and thus can be owned in any caliber, however they must still have a barrel length of at least 12 inches like semi automatic rifles and pistols if owned on a section 1 firearms licence.

As for bolt action, straight pull, lever release and any other manually loading rifles they can be owned in any caliber however and utilize high capacity magazines also. As for shotguns there is legislation on all lever action, pump action and semi automatic shotguns that restricts them to holding a maximum of 3 cartridges at any one time if they are held on a section 2 shotgun licence; however shotguns with an unlimited capacity can be held on the more strict section 1 firearms licence if an applicant provides a'good reason' to the chief officer of their local police force as to why they need a shotgun with a capacity over 3 shots a'good reason' would be for example those hunting or controlling dangerous animals or those who need to control large numbers of pests at once. More can be found here Firearms policy in the United Kingdom. William B. Ruger, a founder of Sturm, Ruger & Co. is ascribed with providing the impetus for high capacity magazine restrictions. Ruger proposed that instead of banning firearms, Congress should outlaw magazines holding more than 15 rounds.

“No honest man needs more than 10 rounds in any gun,” Ruger told Tom Brokaw of NBC News in 1992. On March 30