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Special cities of Japan

A special city of Japan is a city with a population of at least 200,000, is delegated functions carried out by prefectural governments. Those functions are a subset of the ones delegated to a core city; this category was established by the Local Autonomy Law, article 252 clause 26. They are designated by the Cabinet after a request by the prefectural assembly; because the level of autonomy delegated to special cities is similar to that for core cities, after consultation with local governments the category of special cities was abolished in the revision of the Local Autonomy Act enacted on April 1, 2015, cities with a population of at least 200,000 may now apply to be directly promoted to core city status. Special cities which have not been promoted may still retain autonomy, are called special cities for the enforcement period; as a special case, within five years of the abolishment of the category of special cities, i.e. before April 1, 2020, special cities with a population under 200,000 may apply to be promoted to core city status.

The special cities are not the same as the special wards of Tokyo. They are different from special cities that were established in the Local Autonomy Law between 1947 and 1956, but never implemented, they would have been prefecture-independent cities. They were the legal successors to the 1922 "six major cities" and precursors to the 1956 designated major cities which have expanded autonomy, but not full independence from prefectures; as of 1 April 2019, 27 cities have been designated special cities: "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," by A. J. Jacobs at Urban Studies Research, Vol. 2011.

Blackpool Reform Jewish Congregation

The Blackpool Reform Jewish Congregation is a Reform Judaism congregation in Blackpool, England. With a synagogue located on Raikes Parade, Blackpool Reform Jewish Congregation was founded in 1947 and was a member of the Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues, it is now a constituent synagogue of the Movement for Reform Judaism with which it has been associated since 1961. It is a member of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester and Region and the Blackpool Faith Forum. In October 2005 Michael Howard visited the synagogue on the day he gave his final speech as leader of the Conservative Party at its annual Party Conference in Blackpool, he was called up to the Torah during a first day Rosh Hashanah service at the synagogue. The synagogue publishes Migdal. Rabbi Norman Zalud is the community's rabbi, he serves the community of Sha'arei Shalom synagogue in Manchester and, until 2007, was rabbi of the Liverpool Reform community. He has worked with the Blackpool Reform community for the last 40 years.

He teaches special needs children at Delemere Forest School, is prison chaplain for all faiths in eleven prisons in the north west of England and Jewish chaplain to Southport and District Hospital. Rabbi Zalud trained as a Cantor at Guildhall School of Music and at Jews College, where he received a minister's qualification before going to Leo Baeck College, he received semikhah in 1993. Blackpool United Hebrew Congregation List of Jewish communities in the United Kingdom Movement for Reform Judaism Official website Blackpool Reform Jewish Congregation at GENUKI The Movement for Reform Judaism's Official Website Blackpool Reform Jewish Congregation on Jewish Communities and Records - UK

Paul Taylor (footballer, born 1949)

Paul Taylor is a former football player and manager. For a number of years he held the position of Director of Football for Walsall. Taylor began his playing career with his hometown team, Sheffield Wednesday, turning professional in 1971, but only made six first-team appearances before being sold to York City in 1973, he again failed to establish himself as a regular at Bootham Crescent and was loaned out to Hereford United and Colchester United. In 1974, he was sold to Southport, where he established himself as a first-team regular, making over 100 appearances in total. In 1977 Taylor left England to play in the USA. In 1979 Taylor was appointed Head Coach of Columbus Magic, a position he held until the club folded after the 1980 season. In 1981, he returned to England as assistant manager of Gillingham after the appointment as manager of Keith Peacock, with whom he had worked in America, he remained in this role until Peacock was sacked in December 1987, whereupon he was promoted to manager.

His reign was unsuccessful, he was himself sacked less than a year later. After leaving Priestfield Stadium, Taylor joined Walsall, where he served as coach and assistant manager and had a brief spell as manager. In 1994, he became Director of Football. Paul Taylor management career statistics at Soccerbase

Red Raven Comics

Red Raven Comics was a title of Timely Comics. Only a single issue was published, cover-dated August 1940, it was replaced by the title The Human Torch, which began with issue #2, continuing the numbering inherited from Red Raven Comics. According to the Grand Comics Database, Red Raven Comics issue #1 contained no advertisements for issue #2, suggesting that the decision to cancel the title may have been made before the first issue went to press. After this issue, the title character, avian superman Red Raven, did not appear in print again until 1968; the first Human Top was introduced in this issue, as was a character named Mercury, presented as the Roman god but retconned to be Makkari, one of the Eternals. Introduced were Magar the Mystic, the all-seeing Eternal Brain, space adventurer Comet Pierce, hapless policeman Officer O'Krime. None of these characters were continued in the Human Torch title; the Human Top had one other appearance, in 1942 in Tough Kid Squad. Red Raven Comics #1 figured in the documentary Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope, part of which follows comic-book maven Chuck Rozanski's quest to sell a copy for $500,000


Moraxella is a genus of Gram-negative bacteria in the Moraxellaceae family. It is named after the Swiss ophthalmologist Victor Morax; the organisms are short rods, coccobacilli, or as in the case of Moraxella catarrhalis, diplococci in morphology, with asaccharolytic, oxidase-positive, catalase-positive properties. M. catarrhalis is the clinically most important species under this genus. The organisms sometimes give rise to opportunistic infection. M. catarrhalis resides in respiratory tract, but can gain access to the lower respiratory tract in patients with chronic chest disease or compromised host defenses, thus causing tracheobronchitis and pneumonia. For example, it causes a significant proportion of lower respiratory tract infections in elderly patients with COPD and chronic bronchitis, it is one of the notable causes of otitis media and sinusitis. It causes similar symptoms to Haemophilus influenzae. Unlike Neisseria meningitidis, a morphological relative of M. catarrhalis, it hardly causes bacteremia or meningitis.

Moraxella lacunata is one of the causes of blepharoconjunctivitis in human. Moraxella bovis is the cause of infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis, known colloquially in the United Kingdom as New Forest eye; as a strict aerobe, M. bovis is confined to the cornea and conjunctiva, resulting in a progressive, nonself-limiting keratitis, – – rupture of the cornea. The disease is common, infecting cattle only. Treatment is the use of either subconjunctival injection of a tetracycline, or topical application of cloxacillin, the former being more effective; the bacterium can be transmitted by flies, so fly control may be necessary on farms throughout the summer. Rupture of the eye is more serious, requires immediate enucleation, though the procedure itself carries a good prognosis. George M. Garrity. Bergey's Manual® of Systematic Bacteriology. Springer. ISBN 0387241442. Martin Dworkin; the Prokaryotes: Vol. 6: Proteobacteria: Gamma Subclass: A Handbook on the Biology of Bacteria. Springer. ISBN 038725496X

F.A.M.E. Tour (Chris Brown)

The F. A. M. E. Tour was a concert tour by American recording artist Chris Brown to support his fourth studio album, F. A. M. E.. The tour began in Australia during April 2011. Brown headlined 32 concerts in North America, which began in September 2011 and ended in November 2011. On January 19, 2011, it was announced that Brown would embark on his "F. A. M. E. Tour" in Australia in April 2011. Presented by Jive Live, managing director Daniel Pritchard said, "Australia will be the first country in the world to be able to see the new Chris Brown show, his incredible stage performances have earned him a reputation as one of this generation's most electrifying male performers." Tickets for the shows were available on February 4 at Ticketek. The North American tour dates were announced on August 10, 2011; when speaking of the tour, Brown said, "this tour will allow me to paint a picture musically... I want to bring a lot of excitement to all the fans. It's going to be a great show." Jessica Mauboy Justice Crew Havana Brown T-Pain Kelly Rowland Tyga Bow Wow Briony Skinner from Brisbane Times wrote that Brown "certainly put on a memorable show", added that he "delivered on the most spectacular aspect of his live performance and what many fans go to see – the dancing."

Adriana Urquia from MTV Australia wrote that Brown's vocal ability was "impressive" during the performances of his "heartfelt ballads". She added that, "Overall... Brown had the crowd amped up and moving, jumping on cue, waving their arms and singing his tracks word for word." "Say It With Me" "I Can Transform Ya" "Wall to Wall" "Run It!" "Yo" "Body 2 Body" "Wet the Bed" "Take You Down" "No Bullshit" "She Ain't You" "Oh My Love" "Deuces" "Look at Me Now" "With You" "All Back" "No Air" "Yeah 3x" "Forever"Encore"Beautiful People" List of Kelly Rowland live performances