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Saturn Award for Best Writing

The Saturn Award for Best Writing is a Saturn Award presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. Unlike most awards rewarding writing in films, it recognizes only the writer of the screenplay, not those of the story. 7 nominationsPeter Jackson Fran Walsh6 nominationsPhilippa Boyens James Cameron Guillermo del Toro Quentin Tarantino4 nominationsLawrence Kasdan David Koepp George Miller Christopher Nolan3 nominationsWilliam Peter Blatty Alex Garland Drew Goddard David Hayter John Logan George Lucas Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely Nicholas Meyer Andrew Stanton The Wachowskis2 nominationsJ. J. Abrams Woody Allen Michael Arndt Brad Bird Jeffrey Boam Joel and Ethan Coen Chris Columbus Frank Darabont Michael Dougherty Scott Frank Tony Gilroy Michael Goldenberg William Goldman David S. Goyer Michael Green Dan Harris James V. Hart Terry Hayes Tom Holland Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver Spike Jonze Charlie Kaufman Steve Kloves Don Mancini Melissa Mathison Christopher McQuarrie Edward Neumeier Jonathan Nolan Dan O'Bannon Jordan Peele Matthew Robbins Gary Ross Eric Roth Steven Spielberg Wesley Strick Andrew Kevin Walker Joss Whedon 4 winsChristopher Nolan3 winsWilliam Peter Blatty James Cameron2 winsLawrence Kasdan Jonathan Nolan

II Corps (United States)

The II Corps was a corps-sized formation of the United States Army, active in both World War I and World War II. It was formed and fought on the Western Front during World War I and was the first American formation of any size to see combat in North Africa or Europe during World War II. II Corps was organized on 24 February 1918, it consisted of the following: 27th,30th,33rd,78th and 80th Divisions. The Divisions were assigned to Australian formations for familiarization training; the first major battle in which elements of the 33rd Division took part was the Battle of Hamel on 4 July. Individual platoons from four companies from the 131st Infantry and 132nd Infantry were distributed among Australian battalions, to gain combat experience. This, occurred without official approval as there was controversy regarding the battlefield command of US troops by junior officers from other countries. Thus, while Hamel was a minor battle by the standards of World War I, it was significant as the first occasion on which US Army personnel had fought alongside British Empire forces, demonstrated that the inexperienced American troops could play an effective role in the war.

The battle was historically significant for the use of innovative assault tactics, devised by the Australian general John Monash, were demonstrated. As a result of Pershing's dissatisfaction with the use of US troops the 78th, 80th Divisions were reassigned and on 23 August 1918 the 33rd Division was moved to the Toul sector; this left just the 27th and 30th Divisions in II US Corps assigned to support the British Expeditionary Force if required. The Divisional artillery brigades of these divisions were removed and on operations these divisions were supported by Australian or British artillery, it first saw significant action in Europe in August 1918, in the Hundred Days Offensive, as part of the British Third Army. The 33rd Division was in reserve behind the British 4th Army at the opening of the August offensive. With the British III Corps attack stalling on the Chipilly Spur feature the 131st Regiment of the 33rd Division was sent to assist on 9 August, which it did with distinction; the following day the Regiment was attached to the 4th Australian Division and remained there until 12 August.

From 12 August until 20 August it was combined with the 13th Australian Brigade in what was called the Liaison Force commanded by Brigadier General E A Wisdom. This was designed to hold the front from the Somme to the Bray-Sur-Somme-Corbie road to relieve the 4th Australian Division from the operation. After this it returned to the 33rd US Division. Advances made during a secondary assault by the Australian Corps on 21–23 August, were exploited by the Allies in the Second Battle of the Somme; this pushed the German 2nd Army back along a 50-mile front line. British and US units advanced on Arras. On 29 August, Bapaume fell to other elements of the British IV Corps; this allowed the Australian Corps to cross the Somme River on 31 August and break the German lines in the Battle of Mont St. Quentin. During late September 1918, with two Army National Guard Divisions under command, II Corps was attached to the Australian Corps as part of British Fourth Army; the Corps was involved in the Battle of St Quentin Canal.

The II Corps HQ took over the front from 6 October 1918 relieving the Australian Corps. It in turn was relieved in the line on 20 October by the IX British Corps, its Organisation for this phase was: 27th Division, 30th Division, 301 US Tank Battalion Attached troops 3 Squadron Australian Flying Corps, VII Corps RA, VII Corps HA, 4th Tank Bde, 1st Tank Bn, 4th Tank Bn. The 301 US Tank battalion remained in support of the British 6th Divisions until 25 October. II Corps was demobilized 1 February 1919; as part of the National Defense Act of 1920, II Corps was constituted as a unit of the National Guard on 29 Jul 1921. On 15 August 1927 with a subsequent reorganization of the Army, the corps was constituted as a corps in the Regular Army. In preparation for the expansion of the Army, it was activated at Fort Jay, New York as a functioning combat unit on 1 August 1940. Six months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the American entry into World War II, II Corps was sent to England in June 1942, under the command of Major General Mark W. Clark.

In November, now under Major General Lloyd Fredendall, II Corps landed in Oran as part of Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of French North Africa. After making good headway against German forces during the Tunisia Campaign, II Corps was defeated by German troops under Hans-Jürgen von Arnim at the Battle of Sidi Bou Zid. II Corps was again decisively defeated in February 1943 during the Battle of Kasserine Pass by veteran troops under Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel; the defeats were compounded by American inexperience, poor senior leadership, lack of armor comparable to that in the German panzer forces, as well as the effective German high-velocity 88 mm anti-tank guns, which were used in screening tactics to destroy American tanks lured into pursuit of German armored forces In March 1943, after a change of command to Major General George Patton, II Corps recovered its cohesion and fought well for the rest of the Tunisia Campaign, winning the Battle of El Guettar. II Corps held the southern flank of the British First Army during the destruction of the remaining Axis forces in North Africa.

The war in North Africa ended in May 1943 with 250,000 Axis soldiers surrendering, to become prisoners of war. On 10 July 1943, II Corps, commanded now b

Barmen Declaration

The Barmen Declaration or the Theological Declaration of Barmen 1934 was a document adopted by Christians in Nazi Germany who opposed the Deutsche Christen movement. In the view of the delegates to the Synod that met in the city of Barmen in May, 1934, the German Christians had corrupted church government by making it subservient to the state and had introduced Nazi ideology into the German Protestant churches that contradicted the Christian gospel; the Barmen Declaration includes six theses: The source of revelation is only the Word of God — Jesus Christ. Any other possible sources will not be accepted. Jesus Christ is the only Lord of all aspects of personal life. There should be no other authority; the message and order of the church should not be influenced by the current political convictions. The church should not be ruled by a leader. There is no hierarchy in the church; the state should not fulfill the task of the vice versa. State and church are both limited to their own business. Therefore, the Barmen Declaration rejects the subordination of the Church to the state and the subordination of the Word and Spirit to the Church."8.27 We reject the false doctrine, as though the Church in human arrogance could place the Word and work of the Lord in the service of any arbitrarily chosen desires and plans."

On the contrary, the Declaration proclaims that the Church "is Christ's property, that it lives and wants to live from his comfort and from his direction in the expectation of his appearance." Rejecting domestication of the Word in the Church, the Declaration points to the inalienable Lordship of Jesus Christ by the Spirit and to the external character of church unity which "can come only from the Word of God in faith through the Holy Spirit. Thus alone is the Church renewed". 8.04 Try the spirits whether they are of God! Prove the words of the Confessional Synod of the German Evangelical Church to see whether they agree with Holy Scripture and with the Confessions of the Fathers. If you find that we are speaking contrary to Scripture do not listen to us! But if you find that we are taking our stand upon Scripture let no fear or temptation keep you from treading with us the path of faith and obedience to the Word of God, in order that God's people be of one mind upon earth and that we in faith experience what he himself has said: "I will never leave you, nor forsake you."

Therefore, "Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. The Declaration was written by the Reformed theologian Karl Barth but underwent modification with the introduction of its fifth article, as a result of input from several Lutheran theologians; the document became the chief confessional document of the so-called Confessing Church. The ecumenical nature of the Declaration can be seen by its inclusion in the Book of Confessions of the Presbyterian Church and the Book of Order of the worldwide Moravian Unity, the Unitas Fratrum. One of the main purposes of the Declaration was to establish a three-church confessional consensus opposing pro-Nazi "German Christianity"; these three churches were Lutheran and United. Douglas, J. D.. Wright, David D.. New Dictionary of Theology. Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press. P. 76. ISBN 0-85110-636-6. Becker, Matthew L.. "Pericope of the Week: The Theological Declaration of Barmen". Transverse Markings: One Theologian's Notes.

"The Theological Declaration of Barmen". The Book of Confessions; the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church. Louisville, KY: The Office of the General Assembly. Pp. 245–250. Barmen Today: A Contemporary Contemplative Declaration is a collaborative response to the times by seven students of the Living School of the Center for Action and Contemplation. Available in English and Spanish, Barmen Today was released in August 2018 and has 22,500 signatories; the document may be viewed at Obedience, a song inspired by Barmen Today and written by Alana Levandoski

Garrett Standish Barry

Garrett Standish Barry was a Liberal Member of Parliament for Cork County in the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1832 to 1841. An popular figure, Standish Barry retired to give his seat to "The Emancipator" Daniel O'Connell, who had failed to retain his seat in Dublin; the eldest son of Standish Barry and Margaret Roche, he was from a prominent landed family seated at Leamlara House, Carrigtwohill. He was the first Catholic MP elected to represent Cork since the Roman Catholic Act of Emancipation in 1829, he was educated at Trinity College and called to the Irish bar in 1811. After Standish Barry died, The Cork Examiner wrote of him, "In public life he was respected a stanch and uncompromising Liberal. In private he was esteemed for his honourable character and the amiability and kindness of his disposition."

Tengku Muhammad Ismail

Tengku Muhammad Ismail is the Yang di-Pertuan Muda of Terengganu. He is the son of the current Sultan, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, was Regent of the state from 2006 to 2011 during his father's term as Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia. Tengku Muhammad Ismail was born on 1 March 1998 as the eldest son and second child of Tengku Mizan Zainal Abidin, the Yang di-Pertuan Muda of Terengganu, Sultanah Nur Zahirah, his father became the Sultan of Terengganu shortly after his birth, after which his mother became known as Permaisuri Nur Zahirah. He was appointed Yang di-Pertuan Muda on 12 January 2006. After Sultan Mizan was elected as Yang di-Pertuan Agong, he appointed Tengku Muhammad Ismail aged eight, as Regent on 12 November 2006; because of Tengku Muhammad Ismail's young age, a Regency Advisory Council was established to discharge his duties for him. The council's members were Raja Tengku Baderulzaman, Sultan Mizan's younger brother, Raja Tengku Sulaiman Sultan Ismail, Sultan Mizan's uncle, Federal Court judge Abdul Kadir Sulaiman.

He was proclaimed as regent during a ceremony on 12 December. As regent, he presided over the swearing in of Menteri Besar Ahmad Said following the 2008 general election. On 30 August 2010, upon reaching age 12, Tengku Muhammad Ismail was formally installed as Regent during a ceremony at Istana Maziah. A Regency Representative Council was formed to discharge his duties as regent while he left the country to pursue his studies; the council consisted of Sultan Mizan's brother Tengku Mustaffa Kamel, previous members of the Regency Advisory Council, Tengku Sulaiman and Abdul Kadir Sulaiman. Like his father, Tengku Muhammad Ismail is an equestrian, has participated in international events. In June 2010, he finished in second place in the 90 km race at the RTES/D'Armor French Open in Corlay. 1 March 1998 - 15 May 1998: His Highness Tengku Muhammad Ismail ibni Tengku Mizan Zainal Abidin 15 March 1998 - 12 January 2006: His Highness Tengku Muhammad Ismail ibni Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin 12 January 2006 – 13 December 2006: His Royal Highness Tengku Muhammad Ismail ibni Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, the Crown Prince of Terengganu 12 January 2006 – 13 December 2006: His Royal Highness Tengku Muhammad Ismail ibni Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, the Regent of Terengganu 12 December 2011 – present: His Royal Highness Tengku Muhammad Ismail ibni Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, the Crown Prince of Terengganu Terengganu: Member of the Royal Family Order of Terengganu.

First Class of the Family Order of Terengganu. Knight Grand Companion of the Order of Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu

Jack Paepke

Jack Paepke was an American minor league baseball player and player-manager who became a Major League Baseball coach and scout. A native of Provo, Paepke had a 15-year playing career as a combination pitcher and catcher, with three seasons missed during World War II, he was listed as 6 feet 2 inches tall and 220 pounds. He began his career in the Brooklyn Dodgers' organization with Santa Barbara in the California League during the 1941 season, he had nine wins and five losses with a 3.44 ERA. This led to his promotion to the International League in 1942. Before the season ended, Paepke joined the military. In 1946, he returned to Montreal and played for the Fort Worth Cats in the Texas League where he posted a 2.17 ERA. Paepke spent the 1948 seasons in the American Association playing for St. Paul. After a brief stint back in Santa Barbara, Paepke played for the Hollywood Stars in the Pacific Coast League through the 1951 campaign. In 1952 he joined the Pittsburgh Pirates' organization, appearing for the New Orleans Pelicans in the Southern Association.

Paepke became a player-manager in 1953 and led his Brunswick Pirates to the Georgia–Florida League championship in his first year as skipper. He helped his own cause quite a bit by hitting.318 with 21 HRs and 109 RBI while compiling a 4-1 record on the mound. He was successful the following year when he led his Waco Pirates to Big State League crown; this Waco team won 105 games and has been named one of the top 25 minor league teams of all time by minor league baseball's official website. As he wound his way through the Pirate farm system, Paepke saw no more postseasons as a manager. Along the way he made stops as skipper of the Billings Mustangs, the Salinas Packers, the Kinston Eagles, the Jamestown Falcons, the Grand Forks Chiefs, the San Jose Pirates, the Las Vegas Wranglers, he ended his managing career after the 1958 season. Following his playing career, Paepke became a major league coach for the Los Angeles and California Angels from 1961 to 1966, he was a scout for the Angels and the Montreal Expos.

His son Dennis, a catcher, played in all or parts of four seasons in the major leagues for the Kansas City Royals. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference Coach's page from Retrosheet BR bullpen Article on Waco team