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Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by Naoko Takeuchi. It was serialized in Nakayoshi from 1991 to 1997; the series follows the adventures of a schoolgirl named Usagi Tsukino as she transforms into Sailor Moon to search for a magical artifact, the "Legendary Silver Crystal". She leads a diverse group of comrades, the Sailor Soldiers as they battle against villains to prevent the theft of the Silver Crystal and the destruction of the Solar System; the manga was adapted into an anime series produced by Toei Animation and broadcast in Japan from 1992 to 1997. Toei developed three animated feature films, a television special, three short films based on the anime. A live-action television adaptation, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, aired from 2003 to 2004, a second anime series, Sailor Moon Crystal, began simulcasting in 2014; the manga series was licensed for an English language release by Kodansha Comics in North America, in Australia and New Zealand by Random House Australia.

The entire anime series has been licensed by Viz Media for an English language release in North America and by Madman Entertainment in Australia and New Zealand. Since its release, Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon has received acclaim, with praise for its art and humor; the manga has sold over 35 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling shōjo manga series. The franchise has generated $13 billion in worldwide merchandise sales. In Juban, Tokyo, a middle-school student named Usagi Tsukino befriends Luna, a talking black cat who gives her a magical brooch enabling her to transform into Sailor Moon: a soldier destined to save Earth from the forces of evil. Luna and Usagi assemble a team of fellow Sailor Soldiers to find their princess and the Silver Crystal, they encounter the studious Ami Mizuno. Additionally, they befriend Mamoru Chiba, a high-school student who assists them on occasion as Tuxedo Mask. In the first arc, the group battles the Dark Kingdom. Led by Queen Beryl, a team of generals—the Four Kings of Heaven —attempt to find the Silver Crystal and free an imprisoned, evil entity called Queen Metaria.

Usagi and her team discover that in their previous lives they were members of the ancient Moon Kingdom in a period of time called the Silver Millennium. The Dark Kingdom waged war against them, its ruler Queen Serenity sent her daughter Princess Serenity, her protectors the Sailor Soldiers, their feline advisers Luna and Artemis, the princess' true love Prince Endymion into the future to be reborn through the power of the Silver Crystal. The team recognizes Usagi as the reincarnated Mamoru as Endymion; the Soldiers kill the Four Kings, who turn out to have been Endymion's guardians who defected in their past lives. In a final confrontation with the Dark Kingdom, Minako kills Queen Beryl. Using the Silver Crystal, Usagi resurrects her friends. At the beginning of the second arc and Mamoru's daughter Chibiusa arrives from the future to find the Silver Crystal; as a result, the Soldiers encounter his Black Moon Clan, who are pursuing her. Chibiusa takes the Soldiers to the future city Crystal Tokyo, where her parents rule as Neo-Queen Serenity and King Endymion.

During their journey, they meet guardian of the Time-Space Door. Pluto stops the Clan's ruler Prince Demand from destroying the spacetime continuum, leading to her death. Chibiusa awakens as a Soldier—Sailor Chibi Moon and helps Usagi kill Wiseman's true form, Death Phantom; the third arc revolves around a group of lifeforms called the Death Busters, created by Professor Soichi Tomoe, who seek to transport the entity Pharaoh 90 to Earth to merge with the planet. Tomoe's daughter, Hotaru, is possessed by the entity Mistress 9, who must open the dimensional gateway through which Pharaoh 90 must travel. Auto-racer Haruka Tenoh and violinist Michiru Kaioh appear as Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune, who guard the outer rim of the Solar System from external threats. Physics student Setsuna Meioh, Sailor Pluto's reincarnation, joins the protagonists. Usagi obtains the Holy Grail, transforms into Super Sailor Moon, attempts to use the power of the Grail and the Silver Crystal to destroy Pharaoh 90; this causes Hotaru to awaken as Sailor Saturn, whom Haruka and Setsuna perceive as a threat.

As the harbinger of death, Hotaru uses her power of destruction to sever Pharaoh 90 from the Earth and instructs Setsuna to use her power over time-space to close the dimensional gateway. In the fourth arc and her friends enter high school and fight against the Dead Moon Circus, led by Queen Nehelenia, the self-proclaimed "rightful ruler" of both Silver Millennium and Earth. Nehelenia invades Elysion, which hosts the Earth's Golden Kingdom, capturing its High Priest Helios and instructing her followers to steal the Silver Crystal; as Prince Endymion, Mamoru is revealed to be the owner of the Golden Crystal, the sacred stone of the Golden Kingdom. Mamoru and the

Mackenzie Valley Pipeline

The Mackenzie Valley Pipeline called the Mackenzie River Pipeline, was a proposed project to transport natural gas from the Beaufort Sea through Canada's Northwest Territories to tie into gas pipelines in northern Alberta. The project was first proposed in the early 1970s but was scrapped following an inquiry conducted by Justice Thomas Berger; the project was resurrected in 2004 with a new proposal to transport gas through the sensitive arctic tundra. Probabilistic estimates of hydrocarbons in the Mackenzie Delta and Beaufort Sea regions project that there are natural gas reserves of 1.9 trillion cubic metres. After many delays, the project was abandoned in 2017 by the main investment partners citing natural gas prices and the long regulatory process; the prospect of a pipeline bringing the natural gas to North American energy markets was analyzed in the 1970s with the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry. During that inquiry, Justice Berger heard testimony from diverse groups with an interest in the pipeline.

The inquiry was notable for the voice it gave to the First Peoples whose traditional territory the pipeline would traverse. Berger stated that a pipeline should be postponed for 10 years, estimating that it would take this long for land claims to be settled and for First Peoples to be ready for the impact of such a project. Before the Trudeau government could act on Berger's report, it was defeated at the polls in 1979; the short-lived government of Joe Clark failed to act on the report. When the Liberal government was re-elected in 1980, it approved construction of an oil pipeline from Norman Wells to Zama, through Dehcho territory where land claims have yet to be settled. Exploration continued at a steady pace and by 1995 there were over 1,900 wells above the 60th parallel. In addition, aboriginal groups settled numerous land claims; the Inuvialuit settled the first land claim followed by the Sahtu and Gwichʼin. By the late 1990s, companies once again considered a pipeline; the Canadian government sold mineral claim rights, leading to C$400 million in bids and over C$1 billion in work commitments.

With the first wave of land claims settled, negotiations began between oil and gas companies and local aboriginal groups. These negotiations proved successful in October 2001, when ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Imperial Oil signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Aboriginal Pipeline Group; the APG was formed to represent the Inuvialuit and Gwichʼin. The Memorandum of Understanding offered the APG a financial stake in the pipeline. On June 19, 2003 the Aboriginal Pipeline Group, TransCanada Corp. signed an agreement giving the aboriginal groups of the Northwest Territories one-third ownership of the pipeline project. On 11 March 2011, the Mackenzie Valley pipeline was granted federal cabinet approval; the National Energy Board granted a Certificate of Public Necessity. By 2016, the projected cost of the pipeline had grown to $16 billion. Due to a combination of factors such as the growing extraction of cheaper natural gas sources in North America and the regulatory approval far outpacing the expected timeline, the joint-venture partnership lead by Imperial Oil announced the abandonment of the project in 2017.

The capacity of the pipeline is predicted to be 18.5 billion cubic metres per annum. It will be 758 miles long and the cost of the project is estimated at C$16.2 billion. As of mid-March, 2007, revised cost and schedule information included C$3.5 billion for the gas-gathering system, C$7.8 billion for the pipeline, C$4.9 billion to other economic growth projects planned for three gas field sites in the Mackenzie River delta. 2010, 2014 at the earliest, are current production and start-up milestones published for printed newsletters and on-line webpage articles of the pipeline project. The pipeline would go south through the Mackenzie Valley to Fort Simpson and continue south to Alberta. Once in Alberta, the pipeline would feed into the existing pipeline infrastructure; the pipeline consortium consists of Imperial Oil, The Aboriginal Pipeline Group, ConocoPhillips Canada Limited, Shell Canada Limited and ExxonMobil Canada Properties. A notable feature of the current proposal is the participation of First Nations through the Aboriginal Pipeline Group.

The APG has the opportunity to acquire a one third interest in the pipeline. Four oil companies: Imperial Oil of Canada, ConocoPhillips Canada Limited, Shell Canada Limited and ExxonMobil Canada Properties, hold the interest in the oil fields, a gathering plant at Inuvik, a liquids pipeline from the facility near Inuvik, to Norman Wells and a two-thirds interest in the pipeline. TransCanada Corp. does not have a direct stake in the project but is earning a share in the line through financial support for the Aboriginal Pipeline Group. There are speculations; the pipeline project has raised concerns by environmental groups. The Boreal Forest Conservation Framework calls for protection of fifty percent of the 6,000,000 square kilometres of boreal forest in Canada's north. Groups such as the World Wildlife Fund of Canada are pointing out that in the Northwest Territories' Mackenzie Valley, only five of the 16 ecoregions that are directly intersected by the proposed major gas pipeline or adjacent hydrocarbon development areas are reasonably represented by protected areas.

The Sierra Club of Canada opposed the pipeline due to its perceived environmental impacts such as fragment intact of boreal forests along the Mackenzie River and damage of habitat for species such as Woodland Caribou and Grizzly bear. S

Fussels Corner, Florida

Fussels Corner is a census-designated place in Polk County, United States. The population was 5,313 at the 2000 census, it is part of the Lakeland–Winter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area. Fussels Corner is located at 28°3′43″N 81°51′13″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.1 square miles, all land. As of the 2000 census, there were 5,313 people, 2,236 households, 1,647 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 752.7 people per square mile. There were 2,989 housing units at an average density of 423.5/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.71% White, 5.44% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.86% from other races, 1.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.74% of the population. There were 2,236 households out of which 21.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.3% were non-families.

20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.68. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, 24.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $34,395, the median income for a family was $41,263. Males had a median income of $26,145 versus $20,293 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $17,998. About 8.6% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.4% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over


Witzhelden is a small town located in the district of Leichlingen near the cities of Düsseldorf and Cologne in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. Witzhelden is part of the Rheinisch-Bergische Kreis a larger district that forms the western part of the Bergisches Land, where the hills of the Sauerland descend into the Rhine valley. From the Medieval era to the Napoleonic Wars, the Bergisches Land was the territory of the County and Duchy of Berg. Starting in 1816, the Rhineland provinces became districts of Prussia. In 1150, a nobleman named Hemmersbach donated his estate to a Cistercian monastery at Hemmerod on the Mosel River. Pope Lucius III confirmed this transfer with a bull dated 11 October 1184 when the village, first mentioned, was known as Witseleden meaning the "home of Vito, or Wittrich". In 1235, the Cologne church records reference the town's "Church of Henricus" By 1560, the town was predominantly Lutheran. Johann Wilhelm Wilms, German-Dutch composer Otto Adams, trade unionist, member of parliament Carl Hesselmann, noted teacher.

Torsten Jansen, Handball World Champion 2007, European Handball Champion 2004, Olympic Silver Medal 2004 Martin Ziemann, twice disqualification of Juppolympics, Home Childbirth in Withelden. Website of Höhendorf Witzhelden

Luis M. Proenza

Luis Mariano Proenza is president emeritus of The University of Akron. Proenza served on the United States President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology under the George W. Bush administration to enable the office of the president to receive advice from the private and academic sectors on technology, scientific research priorities, math and science education. In 2013, President Barack Obama appointed Proenza and 18 others in academia and labor to the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee 2.0, created to help strengthen the U. S. advanced manufacturing sector. Proenza holds a bachelor's degree from Emory University, a master's degree from Ohio State University and a doctorate from the University of Minnesota, he is a former member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Proenza served as president of The University of Akron from 1999 until 2014. In 2014, he was awarded the H. Peter Burg Economic Leadership Award by the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce for his accomplishments as president, which included expanding the University's footprint into downtown and the completion of 21 new facilities, 18 renovations/additions, 34 acres of green space.

Proenza took a sabbatical leave from the university from 2014 to 2016. He returned as a full-time tenured professor in the Office of Academic Affairs in 2016; the University of Akron official biography

Syrians in Austria

Syrians in Austria include migrants from Syria to Austria, as well as their descendants. The number of Syrians in Austria is estimated at around 18,000 people in December 2015, it consists of refugees of the Syrian Civil War. During the European migrant crisis of 2014–2015 hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees of the Syrian Civil War entered Austria to seek refugee status; the European migrant crisis was accelerated when on 4 September 2015, Chancellor Werner Faymann of Austria, in conjunction with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, announced that migrants would be allowed to cross the border from Hungary into Austria and onward to Germany, early on 5 September 2015, buses with migrants began crossing the Austro-Hungarian border. Tarafa Baghajati and writer of Syrian origin Omar Hamdi, artist of Syrian-Kurdish origin Alisar Ailabouni and model Fadi Merza and Muay Thai of Syrian origin Nadja Maleh, Austrian actress, cabaret artist and director. Arabs in Austria Immigration to AustriaIslam in Austria Syrian diaspora