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Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga

Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga is a 2016-2017 Japanese tokusatsu web series, serving as a spin-off/prequel of the 2016 Ultra Series series, Ultraman Orb. The series was released on Amazon Video in Japan starting from December 26, 2016 and is planned to be released in worldwide, with English and German subtitles available for international viewers, its main catchphrase is "In Prime, it's Ultra.".. Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga occurs before the events of Ultraman Orb, featuring Gai Kurenai/Ultraman Orb and Jugglus Juggler as allies before Juggler's fall to darkness. Far in the distant planet O-50, two young elite warriors named Gai and Juggler reached the unexplored mountain peak called Warrior's Top and tried to achieve the power of light; the light chooses Gai and in turn bestowed him with the Orbcalibur to transform him into Ultraman Orb. Gai's first mission as the giant of light began as both him and Juggler participated in a conflict between Royal Planet Kanon and Psychi, a scientist who plans to use the Kugutsu carried by Space Devil Bezelbs to eliminate free will from the universe to create a new world under his regime.

Along the way, Gai met with Asuka/Ultraman Dyna and Musashi/Ultraman Cosmos, both are Ultra Warriors from another universe who interfered the battle. After the Kanon queen Amate transform into the War God, she was infected by the Bezelb and destroy the planet's Tree of Life until the Ultras interfered and cured her; the death of Micott, a woman who admired Juggler for his swordsmanship caused the latter to acquire his transformation into his Demon Form and slayed the Tree of Life after seeing it as the source of all conflict. His action of endangering Kanon forced him to be banished from the planet while at the same time denouncing his role as Gai's supporter. Meanwhile on Earth, two scientists Shohei and Yui discovered the Tree of Life's seed in an ancient temple 4,000 metres beneath Japan's sea level; as a result of touching the seed, Shohei was evolved, being able to contact Amate by the time her planet was under Psychi's invasion. The destruction of the Tree of Life caused said tree to grow on Earth as well, attracting Psychi's attention to go to said planet.

After the series entered its second phase, the "Earth Arc", Gai entered Earth under Amate's orders to help Shohei protect the Tree of Life as he was joined by Gamu Takayama and Hiroya Fujimiya into the battle. When the Earth soldiers commenced their attacks on the Tree of Life, Amate stepped in and establish a contact with the Queen Bezelb until said monster sprung her trap to infect the War God. By this point, the Queen show its true colors by abandoning Psychi and plans to spread the Kugutsu towards the universe, resulting all life forms robbed of their free will and civilizations perish. Juggler interferes the battle again and rescued Ultraman Orb/Gai from the effects of Kugutsu under his own proxy to surpass the giants of light. With the Queen perished by Juggler, Psychi made his final attempt by combining with her into Psyqueen and tries to destroy the Tree of Life. Gai joins his predecessors in the final battle while Shohei and Yui's will caused the Tree of Life's fruits to mature, allowing them to purify the War God and other Kugutsu victims.

With all plan fails, Psyqueen tries to combine with the War God but the five Ultras open fire on the monster while Orb saved Psychi from his death. After being congratulated by his seniors, Gai visited the O-50 again where he received another mission, along with a black coloration added to Ultraman Orb becoming Orb Origin. Gai /Ultraman Orb: Hideo Ishiguro Jugglus Juggler: Takaya Aoyagi Amate: Saki Fukuda Micott: Ayane Ricca: Asuka Shibuya Shohei Moriwaki: Yasuhisa Furuhara Yui Nishioka: Karen Miyazaki Shinra: Yasuyuki Maekawa Raigo: Takaaki Enoki Psychi: Izumi Motoya Shin Asuka /Ultraman Dyna: Takeshi Tsuruno Musashi Haruno /Ultraman Cosmos: Taiyo Sugiura Gamu Takayama /Ultraman Gaia: Takeshi Yoshioka Hiroya Fujimiya /Ultraman Agul: Hassei Takano Bugen: Takeyuki Yue Yosuke Aoi: Mister Chin Partel: Riho Iida Writer Hirotoshi Kobayashi mentioned that The Origin Saga will have its episode 0, featuring the reason why Juggler and Gai climb on the warrior's top to claim Orb's power. In celebration to the end of Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga, Tsuburaya Productions aired a promotional clips that compile all unpublished cuts in the series.

The cuts were narrated by Tesshō Genda. Opening themes"ULTRAMAN ORB"Lyrics: Makoto Asakura Composition & Arrangement: Daisuke Asakura Artists: Daisuke Asakura & Takeshi Tsuruno Episodes: 1-7 "True Fighter"Lyrics: Sara Sakurai Composition & Arrangement

Giacomo Medici (art dealer)

Giacomo Medici is an Italian antiquities smuggler and art dealer, convicted in 2004 of dealing in stolen ancient artifacts. His operation was thought to be "one of the largest and most sophisticated antiquities networks in the world, responsible for illegally digging up and spiriting away thousands of top-drawer pieces and passing them on to the most elite end of the international art market". Thanks to a long-running major investigation by the Tutela Patrimonio Culturale, Giacomo Medici was charged and convicted for his key role in an extensive and lucrative international antiquities smuggling ring. For nearly 40 years, the group organised the systematic looting and theft of some of the most valuable Mediterranean artefacts found, "laundering" these stolen objects through corrupt international dealers and major auction houses, who sold them on to major institutions and collectors around the world; the best-known object linked to the Medici gang is the so-called "Sarpedon krater", a unique, signed Attic "red figure" wine vessel dating from the 5th century BCE, painted by Euphronios, one of the most famous ceramic artists of the ancient world.

The krater was shown to have been looted from a unknown Etruscan tomb near Cerveteri, Italy, in December 1971, sold to the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1972 for the record price of US$1 million. The staggering scale and value of the so-called "Medici conspiracy" was revealed in the 1990s by two fortuitous but connected events; the first was the downfall of former Sotheby's employee James Hodges, who in 1991 was tried and convicted of various charges related to his theft of antiquities and money from his employer. For Sotheby's - but fortunately for investigators - prior to his arrest, Hodges had stolen or photocopied a number of internal Sotheby's documents which indicated that the company was behaving dishonestly and unethically in regard to the trading of antiquities. After Hodges' crimes were discovered, he tried to make a deal, using the stolen documents as a bargaining tool, but when Sotheby's refused, Hodges took revenge by passing the material to investigative journalist Peter Watson.

Hodges' documents sparked a series of British press investigations into Sotheby's activities, although not conclusive in their own right, they would provide vital corroboration for the more sensational discoveries made by Italian authorities in the mid-1990s. The second fortuitous event was the death of one of the smuggling ring's main organisers, Pasquale Camera, a former captain in the Italian customs agency; when Camera was killed in a car accident in August 1995, police found dozens of photographs of stolen antiquities in the glove compartment of his car, which directly linked Camera to a recent theft of valuable antiquities from an Italian regional museum. Subsequent raids by the TCP uncovered a large hoard of stolen and looted antiquities of the highest quality, as well as an extraordinary collection of documents and photographs that chronicled the smuggling ring's operations in forensic detail. Most of all, the raid on the Rome apartment of one of the smugglers yielded a crucial piece of evidence that enabled the TCP to break the entire ring wide open - it was a comprehensive organisational chart, handwritten by Camera himself, which named and linked every major player in the operation, including the gangs of tombaroli and their leaders, the middle-men who smuggled the looted treasures out of Italy and other countries, the corrupt international dealers who traded the stolen goods through major auction houses - notably Sotheby's in London - and the unscrupulous curators and private collectors who purchased looted goods from the gang.

The paperwork revealed that a Swiss-based holding company named Editions Services was operated by a "frontman" on Medici's behalf, that Editions Services shared the same Zurich address with the antiques company owned by British dealer Robin Symes, that Editions Services had sold three ancient marble sculptures stolen from an Italian collection. On September 13, 1995, Italian and Swiss police raided the Editions Services offices in Geneva, Switzerland which were located in Port Franc, "the special commercial zone near the airport where international goods can be stored and sold, discreetly and tax-free". Authorities found "hundreds of pieces of ancient Greek and Etruscan art — including a set of Etruscan dinner plates valued at $2 million... voluminous sales records and correspondence between Medici and dealers in London and New York. In a few cases there were subsequent photos of the same objects inside the display cases of well-known museums"; the forensic archaeologists investigating the Medici documents discovered shocking photographic evidence that the gang had illegally excavated and looted at least one previously-undiscovered Roman villa in Pompeii, ruthlessly hacking several complete frescoes off the walls in laptop-sized pieces in order to steal them.

Medici was formally arrested in 1997, in 2004 was sentenced by a Rome court to ten years in prison and a fin

Monte Cristo Research and Educational Institute

Monte Cristo Research and Educational Institute was established in 2005 by dedicated educators who wished to contribute for the development of the Philippines through provision of high quality standard of education to Filipino children at the least cost. An institution that seeks to meet the demands for a globally competitive formal education, the Monteverde Learning Center, now Monte Cristo Research and Educational Institute envisions itself as a matrix for the child's holistic development through provision of useful and adequate learning experiences. Monte Cristo REI, guided by the values of Maka-Diyos and Maka-Tao commits to serve the humanity in order to produce graduates who are both globally and locally productive and will become prime movers of our society. Participate in the quest for a more humane and God-fearing society. Optimize human potentials and direct their use towards progress and constructive development. Help promote general welfare by providing gainful extension services to the less privileged.

Maximize research in the acquisition of advanced and useful information/communication technology and teaching strategies. Provide continuing professional education to its faculty through trainings and relevant studies here and abroad. To provide the basic knowledge and develop foundation skills and values essential to the learner's personal development to enable him/her to adjust to the changing social milieu. To provide learning experiences which develop and enhance the learner's orientation to work and to prepare him/her for effective and constructive involvement in honest and gainful work. To instill discipline and love of God, care for self and others. To develop and enrich the learner's understanding of concepts and life's realities with the use of innovative and most effective teaching methodologies To maintain an amicable learning environment and workplace for all constituents in order to appreciate life and live it to the fullest. Official website

Park Street, Mayfair

Park Street is a street in Mayfair, England. It is the longest street on the Grosvenor Estate, it is a one-way street running south to north from a t-junction with South Street to a crossroads with Oxford Street, where it continues north as Portman Street. It was known as Hyde Park Street. House building on the street began in the late 1720s, was completed in the late 1770s, the only surviving original properties are nos 70 to 78. 58 Sir Rufane Donkin, from 1827 64 Richard Teage, from 1729Stanley Cousins, 1926-28 John Dewar, 2nd Baron Forteviot, 1928-36 91 Kenneth Mackay, 2nd Earl of Inchcape, 1936–39 93 Sir Louis Baron, 1st Baronet, 1931–34 101 Robin Vane-Tempest-Stewart, 8th Marquess of Londonderry, 1934–41 103 Robert Vansittart, 1st Baron Vansittart, diplomat, 1925–31 103A Alan Burns, 4th Baron Inverclyde, 1930–33 108 Albertha Spencer-Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, ex-wife of George Spencer-Churchill, 8th Duke of Marlborough, 1903–32 110 Thomas Cundy III and his son, Thomas Elger Cundy, 1889–92 114 Dowager Lady Vernon, widow of 6th Baron Vernon, 1892–98

London Aquatics Centre

The London Aquatics Centre is an indoor facility with two 50-metre swimming pools and a 25-metre diving pool in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London. The centre, one of the main venues of the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Paralympics, was used for the swimming and synchronised swimming events. After significant modification, the centre opened to the public in March 2014; the centre was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid in 2004 before London won the bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics. It was built alongside the Water Polo Arena and opposite the Olympic Stadium on the opposite bank of the Waterworks River; the site is 45 metres high, 160 metres long, 80 metres wide. The wave-like roof is stated to be 11,200 square feet, a reduction from the stated 35,000 square feet; the design was inspired by the Dollan Aqua Centre in Scotland. The complex has a 25-m competition diving pool and a 50-m warm-up pool; the 50-m pool is 3 metres deep, like the one in the Beijing National Aquatics Center, in order to be fast.

Its floor can be moved to reduce its depth. There are moveable booms that allow its size to be changed; the diving pool has platform boards at heights of 3 m, 5 m, 7.5 m, 10 m and three 3m springboards. For the television coverage of the Olympics, the pools were equipped with innovative cameras in order to present the action from multiple angles; because the centre was designed before the Olympic bid was completed, the spectator wings were not part of the original design. They were added to fit the estimated audience. Jacques Rogge, IOC President, described the Centre as a "masterpiece". On 1 December 2005, Hadid was instructed to revise her designs after a specification change led to a doubling of the £75-million estimated cost; the new plans were unveiled on 27 November 2006. Although the same general design was kept, with capacity for 17,500 spectators, the revised design was much smaller and was expected to cost much less than the previous estimate. However, subsequent cost increases were reported to Parliament in 2008.

The construction contract was awarded to Balfour Beatty in April 2008. At the same time, it was reported that the centre would cost about three times as much as estimated, totalling about £242 million; the cost increases were attributed to construction inflation and VAT increases, included the estimated cost of converting the facility for public use after the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Centre was completed in July 2011 at a final cost of £269 million. By exposing the concrete finish rather than painting or cladding, the design demonstrates the precast-concrete skills provided by Peri; the precast floor terracing was manufactured by Webster Concrete in Lincolnshire, England. The terracing units were positioned to accelerate the speed of construction; the unique six-board diving platform is made from 462 tonnes of concrete. The aluminium roof covering was provided by Kalzip; the steel structure was built in cooperation of Newport, Wales. The ceiling was built with 30,000 sections of Red Louro timber.

The steel roof weighs 3,200 tonnes. The three pools hold around 10 million litres of water. After the Paralympic Games, the Aquatic Centre was deconstructed to reduce its space; the frame wings on either side of the central space were removed and sold. The PVC wrap that temporarily enclosed the space was sold, while the seats and toilets were reused elsewhere; as certain parts of the building were no longer needed, they were recycled via Vinyloop. This allowed the standards of the Olympic Delivery Authority concerning environmental protection to be met. During the Games the venue had a capacity of 17,500; the two temporary "wings" have been removed, reducing the capacity to a regular 2,800 with an additional 1,000 seats available for major events. Of all the swimming venues built for the 2012 Summer Olympics, the Aquatics Centre is the only one that will remain afterwards, albeit in a downsized form. Since the Olympic Games the venue has been modified by removing the temporary seating that flanked the centre during the Games.

It opened to the public on 1 March 2014. Admission prices are in line with local leisure centres; the adjacent Water Polo Arena was dismantled after the Olympic Games, which left the Aquatics Centre as the sole swimming venue at the park. The centre hosted the 2014 FINA/NVC Diving World Series and the 2016 European Aquatics Championships. Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, London Ponds Forge, Sheffield John Charles Centre for Sport, Leeds Manchester Aquatics Centre Sunderland Aquatic Centre Official website