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Sadao Munemori

Sadao Munemori was a United States Army soldier and posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor, after he sacrificed his life to save those of his fellow soldiers at Seravezza, Italy during World War II. Munemori was a private first class in the United States Army, in Company A, 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team. For his actions, when the 442nd was part of the 92d Infantry Division, he was the only Japanese American to be awarded the Medal of Honor during or after World War II. Munemori was born in Los Angeles, California to Japanese immigrant parents Kametaro and Nawa Munemori, he was a second generation Japanese American. He grew up in the suburb of Glendale and graduated from Abraham Lincoln Senior High School in 1940 before becoming an auto mechanic. Munemori had volunteered for the U. S. Army in November 1941, one month before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he was inducted in February 1942. Along with all other Japanese American soldiers, he was soon after demoted to 4-C class, removed from combat training and assigned to menial labor.

While he was transferred to a series of Midwestern and Southern army bases, his parents and siblings were incarcerated at Manzanar. When Japanese American soldiers were allowed to reenter active service in March 1943, Munemori volunteered to be part of the all-Nisei 442nd Regimental Combat Team; this segregated army unit was made up of Japanese Americans, with most initial recruits coming from Hawaii. The unit began as the 100th Infantry listed as a separate battalion, fought as part of the 133rd Infantry Regiment within the 34th Infantry Division. After the Allied capture of Rome, the battalion withdrew from the front and became the 1st Battalion of the 442nd RCT. Munemori was sent to Camp Shelby in January 1944 and, after completing his combat training three months joined the 100th Battalion in the European Theater. Fighting in Italy and France, he participated in the rescue of the Lost Battalion before arriving on the Gothic Line, where he was killed in action. In 1990s, the awards issued to 442nd soldiers were reviewed after two studies revealed that racial discrimination had caused some to be overlooked, twenty-one soldiers' Distinguished Service Crosses were upgraded to Medals of Honor.

Rank and organization: Private First Class, U. S. Army, Company A, 100th Infantry Battalion, 442d Combat Team. Place and date: Near Seravezza, Italy, 5 April 1945. Entered service at: Los Angeles, Calif Birth: Los Angeles, Calif. G. O. No.. 24, 7 March 1946. He fought with great intrepidity near Seravezza, Italy; when his unit was pinned down by grazing fire from the enemy's strong mountain defense and command of the squad devolved on him with the wounding of its regular leader, he made frontal, one-man attacks through direct fire and knocked out two machine guns with grenades. Withdrawing under murderous fire and showers of grenades from other enemy emplacements, he had nearly reached a shell crater occupied by two of his men when an unexploded grenade bounced on his helmet and rolled toward his helpless comrades, he dived for the missile and smothered its blast with his body. By his swift, supremely heroic action Pfc. Munemori saved two of his men at the cost of his own life and did much to clear the path for his company's victorious advance.

The interchange between the I-105 and I-405 freeways in Los Angeles is labeled the "Sadao S. Munemori Memorial Interchange." USAT Private Sadao S. Munemori is a reserved name in the U. S. Army, was used as the name of a troop ship, USNS Private Sadao S. Munemori|T-AP-190, between October 31, 1947 and the 1970s. Sadao S. Munemori Hall, a building located on the grounds of the Captain Nelson M. Holderman U. S. Army Reserve Center in West Los Angeles, was dedicated in his honor in 1993. Sadao Munemori is memorialized by a statue in Pietrasanto Italy. American Legion Post 321 in Los Angeles is named for Sadao Munemori. List of Asian American Medal of Honor recipients List of Medal of Honor recipients for World War II Sadao Munemori at Find a Grave Image of Munemori Memorial Interchange in LA Statue of Munemori at Pietrasanto Italy

Muhammad Safdar

Lt. General Muhammad Safdar is the former Governor of Punjab, the largest province of Pakistan, having served from 1999 to 2001, he has also served as the ambassador to Morocco and the Vice Chancellor of the University of the Punjab till 1993. Muhammad Safdar is a graduate of Military College Jhelum, he joined Pakistan Army. During his military career, Safdar commanded an infantry brigade and the 7th Infantry Division, served as commandant of the Command and Staff College, Quetta from 1982 to 1985 and reached his professional peak as Chief of General Staff in the GHQ having served there from 1986 to 1988, his last military appointment was commandant of the National Defence College from 1988 to 1989. Safdar retired from active service in July 1989. Safdar was the Pakistani Ambassador to Morocco, vice-chancellor of the Punjab University and Governor of Punjab; the general stayed as the governor of Punjab till 29 October 2001 until he was replaced by Lahore corps commander Lt Gen Khalid Maqbool. Brigadier Shaukat Qadir, a political and defence analyst, had this to say about command attributes of Safdar, "In the course of my career I came across few inspiring senior officers.

Has immense capacity for work and excels in shifting the essentials. He is soft-spoken and likes to listen, He carries a happy team, he is clear about his objectives and leaves no stone unturned to achieve that." The general is reputed to be well versed in the art of getting things done. Dawn: Governors of four provinces appointed Profile of the governor

Xocchel Municipality

Xocchel Municipality is one of the 106 municipalities in the Mexican state of Yucatán containing of land and located 45 km southeast of the city of Mérida. During pre-Hispanic times, the area was part of the chieftainship of Ah-Kin-Chel. After the conquest the area became part of the encomienda system. In 1753, two women were the encomenderas for Xocchel, Catalina Guerrero y Ulbarri and María Enríquez de Novoa, responsible for 207 indigenous people. Yucatán declared its independence from the Spanish Crown in 1821. On 30 November 1840 a partition was made assigning Xocchel to the Izamal Municipality. In 1988, it was made its own municipality; the municipal president is elected for a three year term. The town council has four councilpersons, who serve as Secretary and councilors of public service, nomenclature and parks; the head of the municipality is Yucatán. The other populated areas are Much, El Paraíso, Santa Cruz, X-lelbé, Yaxquil; the significant populations are shown below: Every year from 24 to 29 June, the feast of San Juan Bautista, patron saint of the village, is held.

Church of San Juan Bautista

Command & Conquer: Red Alert (series)

Command & Conquer: Red Alert is a series of real-time strategy video games set within the Command & Conquer series. The Red Alert series takes place in an alternate timeline, created when Albert Einstein travels back to the past and eliminates Adolf Hitler in an attempt to prevent World War II from taking place; this plan indirectly backfires and results in an unchecked Soviet invasion of Europe by Joseph Stalin in 1946. The Stalin-led invasion of Europe serves as the backdrop for the first Command & Conquer: Red Alert game. Two expansion packs for Red Alert were released: Counterstrike and The Aftermath. New units, multiplayer maps and music tracks were included in these expansions; the story of the original Command & Conquer: Red Alert game portrays the early in-universe history of the main Command & Conquer storyline, leads directly to the Tiberium story arc of the Command & Conquer franchise. However, with the addition of the title Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 at the hands of a new team of developers in September 2000, this connection was rendered unclear, with fans of the series becoming split as to whether or not the time travel excursions of the Red Alert series were forming a separate continuity altogether, or just another side adventure on the way to the Tiberian era.

At the time of the release of the 10th anniversary compilation pack, known as Command & Conquer: The First Decade, this new and second Command & Conquer development team claimed in interviews on the pack's bonus DVD that the games existed as three separate universes -- Tiberium, Red Alert and Generals. However, with the release of the title of Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars in 2007, at the hands of a third new development team from EA Los Angeles, Electronic Arts published a featured document pertaining to"Tiberium Wars's storyline in which a direct reference to Kane's appearance in the 1950s of Command & Conquer: Red Alert is made. On July 25 of the same year, a Command & Conquer: Renegade-themed modification for the game Crysis was announced by Electronic Arts, stated to directly link the first Red Alert game to Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 is a stand-alone sequel to the original Red Alert game, which unlike its predecessor makes no references to the Tiberium story arc, which came with its own expansion pack.

In the storyline of Red Alert 2, the Soviet Union invades the United States, using mind control technology to capture US forces and deactivate America's nuclear arsenal. In Yuri's Revenge, Soviet Premier Romanov's advisor Yuri attempts to overtake the world by using his "psychic dominator" technology. A second and last attempt to stop Yuri's plans sends the player back in time to the conflict occurring in Red Alert 2, but instead of fighting the Soviets/Allies, the player fights against Yuri. Command & Conquer creator Westwood Studios released a music disc with the music from the Red Alert series; this disc came bundled with some of the release versions of the games. The basis of the Red Alert series is that in 1946, at the Trinity site in New Mexico, Albert Einstein created a "Chronosphere" time machine. Traveling back to Landsberg, Germany, he met a young Adolf Hitler just after the latter's release from Landsberg Prison in 1924 and shook hands with him to cause a reaction that eliminated Hitler's existence from time by disturbing the "space-time continuum".

This averted World War II as we know it from taking place. Without Nazi Germany to stand in the way of Joseph Stalin's ambitions of conquest, the USSR tries to form a Soviet Union stretching across the entire Eurasian landmass in 1946; the nations of Europe, including Germany, form the Allies as a Soviet invasion precipitates a different World War II and a Soviet invasion of the United States in 1972. The Soviet Union is on the losing side. In Red Alert 3, by 1986, the Soviet Union teeters on the brink of collapse. Seeing the Premier's office empty, Cherdenko reveals Dr. Zelinsky's Soviet time machine to General Krukov. To retroactively save their country, Cherdenko travels back to 1927 with Krukov and Zelinsky in tow to assassinate the man behind the Allies' technological superiority; as Albert Einstein comes off stage from giving a speech, Cherdenko shakes his hand with disintegrative results. The trio is returned to 1986, where the Soviet Army has the Allied forces on the brink of defeat in Europe and Cherdenko is Premier of the USSR.

Just as the gloating starts, an ultra-advanced and nonexistent Empire of the Rising Sun embarks on world domination. Without Einstein, calls to use the USSR's formidable nuclear weapon arsenal are met with blank stares, as the atom bomb has never been developed in this new timeline, thus while the Soviets and Allied battle amongst themselves the Empire of the Rising Sun enters the chaos and a three-way world war breaks out for total control of the globe. With the limited network options when the game was launched, CnCNet has taken over the network services; this allows people to play multiplayer by installing the necessary network components. Command & Conquer: Red Alert Command & Conquer: Red Alert: Counterstrike Command & Conquer: Red Alert: The Aftermath Command & Conquer: Red Alert: Retaliation - This was a compilation of Counterstrike and The Aftermath released for the PlayStation Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Uprising Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Commander's Challenge (standalone game for the PlaySta

Revolution (cycling series)

Revolution is a series of track cycling events held at the Manchester Velodrome in the north west of England. It was held in Manchester between 2003 and 2012. From Season 10 meetings have been held additionally at the new UK velodromes; the series comprises four or five meetings each year, held between October and February, on Saturday evenings. The series showcases various top cyclists, both British and international, is well attended by spectators; the recent success of the British team, including Chris Hoy's triple Gold at the 2008 Summer Olympics and double Gold winning performance at the 2012 Summer Olympics has meant that the events now sell out in advance. The series was founded in 2003, with the main aim of providing regular track cycling events for fans to attend in Manchester. Track cycling fans were only able to attend one international event in Manchester each year a round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics series, or as in 2000, the UCI Track Cycling World Championships.

The only other events held at the velodrome were events such as the British National Track Championships, which have a lower profile and therefore attracted smaller crowds. An organisation management company, Face Partnership, was brought in to attempt to create a series providing regular top level events at the velodrome; the aim was to provide racing for existing fans and attract new fans to the sport, raising its profile as a sport in United Kingdom. It was intended to give British riders the opportunity to take part in high quality racing during the winter, it was decided. Admission costs were fixed at an affordable level £8 for an adult ticket, in order to enable families to attend. Family tickets were available for around £20, making the Revolution a more affordable event to attend in comparison to other sports, such as football; the first event was attended by a good sized crowd. The event featured big British names like Bradley Wiggins, Rob Hayles, Chris Newton, John Scripps and David Millar.

The series rapidly attracted the attention of track sprinters from continental Europe, who took advantage of the opportunity to sharpen their skills against top-class fields without the levels of pressure experienced in World Cup events. The event continued to grow in stature and profile from this solid start, exceeding expected attendance targets along the way. Revolution 7 in early 2005 saw the series achieve its first near capacity crowd, the start of the event had to be delayed to allow the crowds into the venue. Revolution 14 was the series' first complete sell out, with some ticketless fans turned away. From early 2008 onwards the events began to sell out in advance; the Revolution is expanding into a global series, CotterPin has licensed the concept in Australia. The first Revolution Australia event was held in the Darebin International Sports Centre, Melbourne on 24 November 2007. There were over 3,000 spectators present at Australia's Revolution 1. In July 2008, the Aftermarket company signed a deal with Face Partnership to create an expo area in the track centre at each event.

This takes advantage of the captive audience and precise target consumers present at each Revolution. Each Revolution meeting consists of a packed programme of races; the evening lasts for between 3 hours and 3 hours 45 minutes and involves around twenty events. Each event has three categories of racing including sprint and endurance, the "Future Stars" series. Live PA duties at the events are carried out by Hugh Porter. In 2011-12, ITV4 broadcast a one-hour highlights show on Monday evenings following each Revolution meeting. In September 2015 it was announced that Eurosport would broadcast live coverage of five rounds of the 2015-16 series. In April 2016 a collaboration between FACE Partnership and Velon, an organisation representing 11 UCI WorldTeams, was announced to expand the Revolution series internationally as the Revolution Champions League, with the inaugural Champions League competition being held across three consecutive weekends in November and December 2016; the competition is planned to feature a total of 12 teams, of which eight will be drawn from the World Tour ranks.

In June 2016 seven WorldTeams were confirmed as participants in the first Champions League, which would consist of six rounds held over three back-to-back weekends in Manchester, London and a third venue abroad, confirmed the following month as the Vélodrome National in Paris. However shortly before the Paris meeting was due to take place FACE Partnership announced that it would be postponed to the following season; each meeting features a main Revolution Sprint competition, alongside other various events including the Keirin and Team sprint. The sprint competition is a straight knock out event with a first round and final. For some events a sprint omnium has taken place, with all riders facing each other at some point during the evening and the most successful winning overall. A male sprinting competition takes place at each event, with Women's sprinting appearing for one event each year also; the events featured alongside the main sprint competition are tailored to the card of sprinters appearing and has included various challenges and revenge matches over the years.

They attract major British names and a host of international challenges. The list of World and Olympic Champions to have appeared include Chris Hoy, Theo Bos, Arnaud Tournant, Jason Kenny, Victoria Pendleton

Ayanna Witter-Johnson

Ayanna Witter-Johnson is a British composer, singer and cellist. Her notable performances include opening for the MOBO Awards "Pre-Show" in 2016, playing the Royal Albert Hall, London, on 6 March 2018. Ayanna Witter-Johnson was born in England, of Jamaican heritage, she began playing the piano when she was four years old and the cello at 13. Witter-Johnson completed a first-class degree in Classical Composition at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in the UK and won the Trinity Laban Silver Award in 2008, subsequently earning a Master's of Music in Composition at the Manhattan School of Music in the USA. While in America in 2010, she became the first non-American to win first place at the Apollo Theatre's famous Amateur Night, whose previous winners included Ella Fitzgerald and Jimi Hendrix. Witter-Johnson was the only non-American to have won the competition, she was a MOBO award shortlist nominee in 2012. Performing both classical and contemporary music – she sings while accompanying herself on the cello and has described her song-writing style as "a bit of soul, hip-hop and reggae" – Witter-Johnson has toured with artists including Anoushka Shankar and Courtney Pine, recorded with Akala and composed for the London Symphony Orchestra.

She has said: "Some of my inspirations both musical and non-musical are Maya Angelou, Nina Simone, Eckhart Tolle, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, Sojourner Truth, Stravinsky, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jackson, Jill Scott, Marcus Garvey and Sting.... They have encouraged me to celebrate my authenticity, to explore my unique mode of expression and to write from a place of personal truth." 2010: winner of Amateur Night Live at the Apollo Theater in Harlem2012: shortlist nominee for "Best Jazz Act" at the Mobo Awards 2011: Truthfully 2011: Black Panther 2019: Road Runner Official website Ayanna Witter-Johnson Royal Albert Hall: Ayanna Witter-Johnson "'Roxanne' | Ayanna Witter Johnson | live at MOBO Awards Pre-Show | 2016", YouTube video. "SheCAN: Quick Chat with Ayanna Witter-Johnson", Alt-Africa