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Super Dimension Fortress Macross

Super Dimension Fortress Macross is an anime television series from 1982. According to story creator Shoji Kawamori, it depicts "a love triangle against the backdrop of great battles" during the first Human-alien war, it is the first part of two franchises: The Super Dimension series and Macross series. Macross is a science fiction series that combines transformable mecha, apocalyptic battles, wartime romance, music, it features mechanical designs by Kazutaka Miyatake and Shoji Kawamori and character designs by Haruhiko Mikimoto of Artland. Macross created one of the first anime idols Lynn Minmay, turning her voice actress Mari Iijima into an instant celebrity, launching her musical career. Most of its animation was adapted in the US for the first saga of Robotech. In 1999, a city-sized alien spacecraft crashes in South Ataria Island on Earth. Over the course of 10 years the military organization U. N. Spacy rebuilds the spacecraft, naming it the SDF-1 Macross. In 2009 at the launch ceremony of the Macross, a young civilian pilot, Hikaru Ichijyo, comes to visit the Macross upon U.

N. Spacy pilot Roy Focker's request. During the launch ceremony, a space war fleet from an alien race of humanoid giants arrives into the solar system and identifies the Macross as a former battleship used by their enemies, the Supervision Army; as the aliens, known as the Zentradi, approach the Macross, the original systems override the crew's commands and fire its main cannon, wiping out the advance alien scouts and starting a war. While Hikaru takes the new VF-1 Valkyrie on a test flight the aliens retaliate, he encounters Lynn Minmay and rescues her from the aliens. The Macross crew attempts to use the experimental "Fold System" to escape to the Moon's orbit, but instead it accidentally takes the Macross and South Ataria Island to the edge of the solar system; the people from the Macross salvage everything they can, including the city surrounding the ship and its civilians, attach two aircraft carriers to the ship. Since the fold systems have vanished after the jump, the Macross is forced to make its way back to Earth by conventional power.

The Zentradi suspect the humans might be the Protoculture. Under the command of Britai Kridanik and Exsedol Folmo, they plot ways to understand them. Fearful of their old combat directives of not interfering with Protoculture, the Zentradi perform attacks to test their theories about the people on board the Macross, have their Zentradi soldiers "micloned" to learn more about their culture; the Zentradi capture several Macross personnel including Officer Misa Hikaru to study. Boddole Zer, Supreme Commander of the Zentradi, is puzzled over things such as relationships amongst males and females, he confirms that the Miclones "are" protoculture during a demonstrated kiss between Hayase and Hikaru. After escaping and the others report their findings to their superiors, who have trouble accepting the reasons behind the Zentradi attacks as well as the huge forces the aliens possess. After much difficulty returning to Earth, the UN Spacy refuses to allow the Macross and the civilian passengers to return to land.

Minmay's cousin, Lynn Kaifun, decides to join the Macross to see his parents and look after Minmay. Because of Kaifun's relationship and constant contact with Minmay, the pair enter a romantic relationship. After deliberation, the UN Spacy orders the Macross to leave Earth as a means to get the Zentradi away from them. During all these events, a female Zentradi ace fighter pilot, Milia Fallyna, is micloned and attempts to assassinate Maximilian Jenius, an ace UN Spacy pilot. Attempting to kill him during a knife duel, Milia is defeated and falls in love with Max, the two are subsequently married, their wedding aboard the Macross is broadcast to the Zentradi as a message that aliens and humans can co-exist. Since the Zentradi's exposure to culture and to Lynn Minmay's songs, some of them become eager to join the humans. Believing the "miclone contamination" is becoming a threat to all Zentradi forces, Boddole Zer orders his entire army to exterminate the human race and all those Zentradi exposed to human culture.

Because Britai Kridanik was "contaminated" as well, he works with the humans to defeat the main Zentradi forces. The resulting battle culminates in the large scale devastation of Earth, but the people of the SDF-1 survive. After Boddole Zer is killed and his armada defeated, the surviving humans and their Zentradi allies begin rebuilding Earth. Two years after the end of the first Space War the transition into the Human ways becomes difficult to some Zentradi who can't stand the idea of a pacified life. Quamzin Kravshera incites conflicts towards the civilians, he repairs a damaged Zentradi warship to return to his old ways and attacks the new Macross City built around the SDF-1. Moments before the final Zentradi attack, Misa Hayase tells Hikaru Ichijyo of her feelings for him and her decision to leave to space in a colonization mission to preserve human culture across the galaxy. Lynn Minmay, left by Kaifun and now loves Hikaru, doesn't want him to leave to join the fight. However, Hikaru still goes to defend the city anyway.

Quamzin is killed. After a long emotional conflict Hikaru decides to be with Misa and join the colonization mission, but the two remain good friends with Minmay in the end. Note: Back when "Macross" was first put in production, the anime was going to end with a total of 23 episod

Pavel Pavel

Pavel Pavel is a Czech engineer and experimental archaeologist best known for investigating how ancient civilizations transported heavy weights. Pavel Pavel studied electrical engineering at the university in Plzeň and worked as a design engineer in Agrostav Strakonice. Solving how the ancient people could move megalithic statues and stone blocks became his hobby for which he became known, he began this line of inquiry as a child, when he became worried he may inadvertently be transported back in time and charged with moving heavy objects. After the Velvet revolution, Pavel became involved in local politics as a member of the Civic Democratic Party, he ran in two elections for the Czech Senate finishing second. Since 1990 Pavel has worked in the field of heavy transportation, founding his company PAVEL PAVEL s.r.o. in 2000. Inspired by Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki, Pavel Pavel set out to demonstrate how the monolithic Moai of Easter Island might have been moved into place by a small number of people using only rudimentary technologies.

He conducted a practice experiment in 1982 in south Bohemia using a concrete model. In 1986 he was invited by Heyerdahl to Easter Island to test his experiment in its actual setting, where he replicated the experiment. Only 16 people with one leader were needed for fast statue transportation, he performed some further experiments. He and five assistants using only wooden sledges erected and moved a 30-ton rocking stone at the village of Kadov to its original location, from where it had been removed in the 19th century by unknown vandals, he estimated that only 160 people with similar simple technology would have been necessary for transportation of the 800 ton stones in Baalbek. One of next experiments, realised 1991, was building of one segment of Stonehenge model 1:1. 10 peoples transported during 1 day 5 ton concrete stone to the top of other two stones, using only ropes and wooden sledges. This model is erected in Strakonice. Pavel Pavel: Rapa Nui, České Budějovice, 1989. Jaroslav Malina, Pavel Pavel: Jak vznikly největší monumenty dávnověku, Prague 1994, ISBN 80-205-0211-4.

Article on Pavel's visit to Easter Island Pavel Pavel: Muž, který rozchodil sochy moai The "Walking" Moai of Easter Island

Marcgraviaceae

The Marcgraviaceae are a neotropical angiosperm family in the order Ericales. The members of the family are shrubs, woody epiphytes, lianas, with alternate, pinnately nerved leaves; the flowers are arranged in racemes. The flowers are accompanied by modified, saccate bracts which produce nectar; the flowers are pentamerous. The fruit are capsule. Marcgravia Marcgraviastrum Norantea Pseudosarcopera Ruyschia Sarcopera Schwartzia Souroubea Marcgraviaceae in L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz; the families of flowering plants: descriptions, identification, information retrieval. Http://delta-intkey.com

Sam Chan

Sam Chan Yu-sum is a Hong Kong actor working for TVB. He made his acting career debut in TVB's Hearts Of Fencing in 2003, his father, Shek Sau works for TVB. Over the years he was shadowed by his father's fame and only known as Shek Sau's son on screen. In 2005, they appeared in a cooking show together for a Father's Day promotion. Chan Yu Sum Sam was born in Hong Kong, he attended the primary division of Diocesan Boys' School. Upon his parents' decision to immigrate to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, he left Hong Kong at the age of 10. Returning to Hong Kong at 16, he completed his studies at Chinese International School, he was admitted into Kingston University in England, inspired by of his uncle, a structural engineer, he went on to study architecture, from which he graduated in 2002. It was during his time in England. Besides his work as an actor, Sam Chan is a designer and entrepreneur, hoping to share his artistic background in all of his business ventures, he founded his jewelry brand LLazy Bonez Design in 2009, designing handcrafted pieces influenced by Neo-Gothic architecture.

He is the co-founder and Managing Director of A Rocking Production, an innovation and strategic consultancy specializing in marketing, short films and event management. Hearts Of Fencing My Family Bizarre Files Healing Hands 3 The Price of Greed The Ultimate Crime Fighter The Building Blocks of Life The Seventh Day Burning Flame III Twilight Investigation Only You The Other Truth Tiger Cubs Incredible Mama IPCC Files 2015 P4B The Menu Hidden Faces S Storm Mysterious Fighter Project A Top Female Force

Robert Stevenson (footballer, born 1869)

Robert Stevenson was a Scottish footballer, a versatile full and half back who could play at centre forward. He was the first captain of Thames Ironworks, who were reformed as West Ham United. Born in Barrhead, Stevenson first played for Third Lanark in 1892–93, before joining Woolwich Arsenal in May 1894, he spent a single season with the Gunners, playing at half-back for the first seven Second Division matches of the 1894–95 season. Stevenson briefly captained the club. In March 1895, Stevenson was allowed to join up with Old Castle Swifts, but they soon folded and he returned to Scotland. On his return to England, Stevenson was called up to play for the newly established Thames Ironworks team for the 1895–96 season, his return to Hermit Road saw him installed as their first club captain and went on to play for the Irons for a season and a half, covering full-back and centre-forward roles as well as his usual position of half-back. Robert Stevenson, a full back of merit, who captained the Arsenal team in their early Second Division struggles, was among those who helped to build warships when the suggestion of a football club was made at the Thames Iron Works, he was the first captain of the team.

There was not much of him in the way of physique, but he was a wonderfully good player and invaluable as an advisor to the fathers of the club. The first season saw Stevenson score at least 8 goals in 20 games and gain a winner's medal in the West Ham Charity Cup. In February 1897, after 16 appearances and 5 goals in the Irons' second campaign of 1896-97, Stevenson left the club, he once joined Arthurlie. Robert Stevenson at westhamstats.info

Newton Abbot (UK Parliament constituency)

Newton Abbot is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 2010 creation by Anne-Marie Morris. In each election Morris was elected as a Conservative. Morris was suspended from her party on 10 July 2017 after making a racist comment in public, sat as an Independent MP until the Conservative Party whip was restored to Morris on 12 December 2017. Parliament accepted the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies proposing to create this constituency for the 2010 general election which increased the number of seats in the county from 11 to 12, it replaced the southern part of the former Teignbridge seat, including the town of Newton Abbot itself, as well as Dawlish and Teignmouth. Nominally the 2010 results was a gain of the seat on a swing of 5.8%. Teignbridge's other successor saw a similar 6% swing with a much larger margin for the same winning party in Central Devon in the 2010 election; the constituency is in the district of Teignbridge and has electoral wards: Ambrook, Bradley and Milber, College, Dawlish Central and North East, Dawlish South West, Kenton with Starcross, Kerswell-with-Combe, Kingsteignton East, Kingsteignton West and Stokeinteignhead, Teignmouth Central, Teignmouth East and Teignmouth West.

Additionally Richard Manley stood as PPC for Renew_Party, standing down in favour of Martin Wrigley as part of the Unite_to_Remain pact. * Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament List of Parliamentary constituencies in Devon Notes References