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Robotech

Robotech is a science fiction franchise that began with an 85-episode anime television series produced by Harmony Gold USA in association with Tatsunoko Production and first released in the United States in 1985. It was adapted from three original and distinct, though visually similar, Japanese anime television series to make a series suitable for syndication. In the series, Robotechnology refers to the scientific advances discovered in an alien starship that crashed on a South Pacific island. With this technology, Earth developed robotic technologies, such as transformable mecha, to fight three successive extraterrestrial invasions. Prior to the release of the TV series, the name Robotech was used by model kit manufacturer Revell on their Robotech Defenders line in the mid-1980s; the line consisted of mecha model kits imported from Japan and featured in anime titles such as Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Century Orguss and Fang of the Sun Dougram. The kits were intended to be a marketing tie-in to a named comic book series by DC Comics, cancelled after only two issues.

At the same time, Harmony Gold licensed the Macross TV series for direct-to-video distribution in 1984, but their merchandising plans were compromised by Revell's prior distribution of the Macross kits. In the end, both parties signed a co-licensing agreement and the Robotech name was adopted for the TV syndication of Macross combined with Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross and Genesis Climber MOSPEADA; the Robotech chronology, according to Harmony Gold, is illustrated below: Note: Asterisked works are now considered'secondary continuity'—that is, that their events exist in the continuity of Robotech, but'don't count' when conflicts arise with the primary continuity that comprises the three-part Robotech TV series and 2006's Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles. In 2002, with the publication of the WildStorm comics, Harmony Gold decided to retcon the Robotech Universe; the following Robotech material is now relegated to the status of secondary continuity: The Sentinels in all its incarnations.

Robotech: The Movie Robotech comics published by Comico, Eternity and Antarctic Press. Robotech RPGs published by Palladium Books. Robotech novels written by Jack McKinney, most notably The End of the Circle. While these materials are not precisely'retired' or'removed' from the continuity, their events are subject to critical review, are subordinate to the'official' events of the 85-episode animated series. Robotech is an original story adapted with edited content and revised dialogue from the animation of three different mecha anime series: Super Dimension Fortress Macross Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross Genesis Climber MOSPEADA Harmony Gold's cited reasoning for combining these unrelated series was its decision to market Macross for American weekday syndication television, which required a minimum of 65 episodes at the time. Macross and the two other series each had fewer episodes than required, since they aired in Japan as weekly series. On some television stations, the syndicated run was preceded by the broadcast premiere of Codename: Robotech, a feature-length pilot.

This combination resulted in a storyline that spans three generations, as mankind must fight three destructive'Robotech Wars' in succession with various invading forces, each of, motivated in one way or another by a desire for a powerful energy source called'protoculture'. While each of the three animated series used for its footage informs its content, the Robotech storyline is distinct and separate from each of them; the First Robotech War concerns humanity's discovery of a crashed alien ship and subsequent battle against a race of giant warriors called the Zentraedi, who have been sent to retrieve the ship for reasons unknown. In the course of this chapter, Earth is nearly annihilated, the Zentraedi are defeated, humans gain knowledge of the energy source called protoculture. Humanity learns of the Robotech Masters whose galactic empire the Zentraedi protected and patrolled; the Second Robotech War focuses on the arrival in Earth orbit of the Robotech Masters, who have come seeking what turns out to be the sole means in the universe of producing protoculture.

Through a combination of mistrust and arrogance, their attempts at retrieving this meet with opposition from the humans and unleash a war that leaves the Masters defeated and Earth awash in the spores of a plant called the Flower of Life—the source of protoculture and a beacon to the mysterious Invid who scour the galaxy for its presence. The Third Robotech War begins with the arrival on Earth of the Invid, who are lured by the Flower of Life and conquer the planet. References in the previous two chapters explain to viewers that many of the heroes of the First Robotech War had left Earth to seek out the Robotech Masters on a preemptive mission, it is this Robotech Expeditionary Force that sends missions back from across the galaxy to attempt a liberation of their homeworld; the storyline follows one group of freedom fighters as they work their way towards the final battle with the Invid. Robotech: The Movie called Robotech: The Untold Story, is a feature film and was the first new Robotech adventure created after the premiere of the original series.

It uses footage from the Megazone 23 – Part 1 OVA combined with scenes from "Southern Cross" and additional original animation produced for the film. The original plan for the film was to ha

Ludolph of Saxony

Ludolph of Saxony known as Ludolphus de Saxonia and Ludolph the Carthusian, was a German Roman Catholic theologian of the fourteenth century. His principal work, first printed in the 1470s, was the Vita Christi, it had significant influence on the development of techniques for Christian meditation by introducing the concept of immersing and projecting oneself into a Biblical scene about the life of Jesus which became popular among the Devotio Moderna community, influenced Ignatius of Loyola. Little is known about Ludolph of Saxony's life, he may have been born about 1295. We have no certain knowledge of his native country, he first joined the Dominicans in about 1310, passed through an excellent course of literary and theological studies, may have learnt the science of the spiritual life at the school of Johannes Tauler and Henry Suso, his contemporaries and companions in religion. After about thirty years spent in the active life, he was in 1340 given permission to become a Carthusian, on the grounds that he felt a calling to the stricter life of silence and solitude practiced by that order.

Three years he was called upon to govern the newly founded Charterhouse of Koblenz. Having again become a simple monk, first at Mainz and afterwards at Strasburg, he spent the last thirty years of his life in retreat and prayer, died on 13 April 1378 an octogenarian, universally esteemed for his sanctity, although he never seems to have been honoured with any public cult. Ludolph is principally remembered for two works: A Commentary upon the Psalms, concise but excellent for its method and solidity, he developed the spiritual sense, according to the interpretations of St. Jerome, St. Augustine and Peter Lombard; this commentary, popular in Germany in the Middle Ages, has passed through numerous editions, of which the first dates from 1491, that of Montreuil-sur-Mer is from 1891. The Vita Christi, his principal work, is not a simple biography, but a history, a commentary on the Gospels with large texts borrowed from the Fathers, a series of dogmatic and moral dissertations, of spiritual instructions and prayers, in relation to the life of Christ, from birth to His Ascension.

It has been called a summa evangelica, so popular at that time, in which the author has condensed and resumed all that over sixty writers had said before him upon spiritual matters. It is possible that Ludolph wrote the Speculum Humanae Salvationis. Other treatises and sermons now either lost or doubtful have been attributed to him. At times, the famous work The Imitation of Christ has been attributed to Ludolph of Saxony. Though this is incorrect, it is the case that the author of that work draws on Ludolph's thought; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed.. "Ludolph of Saxony". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. Vita Christi, Ludolphus de Saxonia Vita Christi at Google Books

JeffVanderLou, St. Louis

JeffVanderLou is a neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri; the neighborhood is situated between North Vandeventer Avenue on the northwest, Natural Bridge avenue on the northeast, North Jefferson Avenue on the East, Delmar Boulevard on the south, North Compton Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive on the Southwest. In a time of racial segregation following the end of slavery, JeffVanderLou was designated as the city's "Negro District" and was one of the only places where African Americans were allowed to own land, it is where Sportsman's Park stood from 1902 until 1966. In 2010 JeffVanderlou's racial makeup was 97.2% Black, 1.3% White, 0.1% Native American, 1.2% Two or More Races, 0.1% Some Other Race. 0.6 % of the population was of Latino origin. Grand Boulevard Neighborhood Website Neighborhood Plan

Fintry Hills

The Fintry Hills form the western end of a range of hills which stretch west from the city of Stirling, Scotland. They culminate in the 511-metre peak of Stronend, which overlooks Strathendrick and the village of Fintry. Like the neighbouring Gargunnock Hills they are composed of volcanic rocks lavas and tuffs erupted in the Carboniferous period; the northern and southern sides of the hills are defined by a steep and craggy escarpment, whilst the eastern sides run more down into the valley of the Backside Burn and Endrick Water. The Boquhan Burn, which runs northeastwards, drops over the northern scarp at the Spout of Ballochleam. Loch Walton lies at the foot of the hills’ southern slopes. Images of Fintry Hills on Geograph website

Miguel de Serpa Soares

Miguel de Serpa Soares is a Portuguese lawyer, serving as the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel. He was appointed to this position by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 7 August 2013. Born in 1967 in Angola, Serpa Soares graduated from the University of Lisbon with a law degree in 1990 and College of Europe in 1992 with a Diplôme de Hautes Etudes Juridiques Européennes, he has been a member of the Portuguese Bar since 1993 and is the editor of the Portuguese Yearbook of International Law. Serpa Soares worked in a number of capacities in the Portuguese legal system, including serving as Legal Adviser to the Permanent Representation of Portugal to the European Union in Brussels from 1999 to 2008, Chief of Staff of the Deputy Minister for Infrastructure and Territorial Administration in the government of Prime Minister António Guterres from 1996 to 1999, Chair of the Supervisory Board of Lisbon Port Authority between 1997 and 1998 and Associate Lawyer in a Portuguese law firm from 1992 to 1996.

Prior to his appointment with the United Nations, Serpa Soares served as Director General of the Department of Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal from 2008 to 2013. He has been Judge of the Portuguese University Moot Court of International Law since 2011; as United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel, Serpa Soares' responsibilities have been wide-ranging. In 2014, at the United Nations Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, he gave introductory remarks at a session discussing "The role of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in sustainable development." Serpa Soares has continued to make the law of the sea a priority for the UN legal counsel. Serpa Soares stresses the importance of healthy oceans to the success of the Sustainable Development Goals. International Gender Champions, Member

Harbor Beach, Michigan

Harbor Beach is a city in Huron County in the U. S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,703 at the 2010 census; the earliest settlers to this area established a sawmill for processing lumber. The settlement was named Barnettsville in 1855, as the settlement continued to grow, the town was renamed Sand Beach. In 1899, the village of Sand Beach changed its name to Harbor Beach, because of the impression that the area has nothing but sand. In 1910, it was incorporated into a city. Located on western shore of Lake Huron in the Thumb of Michigan, Harbor Beach is known as having the world's largest man-made fresh water harbor and boasts a fishing pier, handicap accessible; the municipal marina provides transient services and shuttle services into the downtown area which has retained its old town charm. The association known as HBRA was founded in 1896 as a summertime vacation spot in Harbor Beach; the resort is located three hours north of Detroit, MI and is still operated, frequented, by the 5th and 6th generation descendants of the original founding families.

Harbor Beach won the 2012 Division 8 State Football Championship. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.09 square miles, of which 1.75 square miles is land and 0.34 square miles is water. The world's largest man-made fresh water harbor offers a harbor of refuge to ships traveling between Port Huron and Pointe Aux Barques, it is considered to be part of the Thumb of Michigan, which in turn is a subregion of the Flint/Tri-Cities region. The two main state highways are M-25 and M-142; as of the census of 2010, there were 1,703 people, 774 households, 454 families residing in the city. The population density was 973.1 inhabitants per square mile. There were 975 housing units at an average density of 557.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 96.4% White, 0.2% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population. There were 774 households of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, 41.3% were non-families.

37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.80. The median age in the city was 47.7 years. 20.4% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 52.5 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,837 people, 774 households, 503 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,036.3 per square mile. There were 928 housing units at an average density of 523.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 96.35% White, 0.11% African American, 0.49% Native American, 1.36% Asian, 0.38% from other races, 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population. There were 774 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.9% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.92. In the city, the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, 22.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males. The median income for a household in the city was $29,469, the median income for a family was $35,263. Males had a median income of $29,938 versus $18,864 for females; the per capita income for the city was $14,917. About 11.2% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.8% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over. Frank Murphy, Mayor of Detroit, last Governor General of the Philippine Islands and the first High Commissioner of the Philippines, Governor of Michigan, United States Attorney General, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Dick Lange, Major League Baseball pitcher, California Angels James H. Lincoln, Detroit City councilman, Michigan judge, author of Anatomy of a Riot and Fiery Trail Louis J. Sebille, World War II and Korean War pilot, posthumous Medal of Honor recipient The government of Harbor Beach is organized under the City Charter of 1965 and operates under a Mayor/Council form of government.

The City Council consists of the Mayor, elected every two years, four Council members, who are elected for four-year terms. Mayor Gary Booms Mayor Pro-Tem Al Kleinknecht Councilmember Bob Swartz Councilmember Matt Woodke Councilmember Sam Capling Harbor Beach has a sister city in Canada: - Kincardine, Canada The Harbor Beach Light is located at the end of the north breakwater entrance to the harbor of refuge, created by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, protecting the harbor of Michigan. Tours are available on Saturdays during the summer; the Harbor Beach Community House is located at the main intersection in Harbor Beach. On the west face of the building is a mural that depicts local historical scenes and figures, including representations of agriculture, Fr