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Supersister

Supersister was a Dutch band from The Hague, active during 1970–1974, 2000–2001 and 2010–2011. They played progressive rock ranging from jazz to pop, although Dutch, they are considered to be part of the Canterbury scene due to their playfulness and complicated sound; the most predominant band members were Robert Jan Stips, Sacha van Geest, Ron van Eck and Marco Vrolijk. The band started in 1967 as Sweet OK Supersister as a school band with singer and songwriter Rob Douw, who soon thereafter left; the remaining members continued as a more serious musical quartet under the name Supersister. Their style was progressive rock, their debut was the 1970 album, Present from Nancy, with charting singles such as "She Was Naked", "A Girl Named You", "Radio". In that year they played on the main stage of the famous Kralingen Music Festival, "the Dutch Woodstock". After the three albums Present from Nancy, To the Highest Bidder, Pudding en Gisteren, Van Geest and Vrolijk quit; the remaining crew, together with new members Charlie Mariano and Herman van Boeyen released the album Iskander in 1973, a jazz-rock oriented concept album based upon the life of Alexander the Great.

In 1974, Stips and van Geest released a final studio album, Spiral Staircase, using the band name Sweet Okay Supersister. This marked the end of the band; the band reunited in 2000, after a request by the Progfest festival for a performance in Los Angeles. The four 1970–1973 period band members decided to accept and the result was the requested performance, as well as a short tour through the Netherlands in late 2000 and early 2001. To mark the occasion a rarities album was released, called Memories Are New - M. A. N. Featuring live and studio recordings from 1969–1973; the reunion abruptly came to an end when van Geest unexpectedly died of heart failure in the summer of 2001. The reunion concert at the Paradiso in Amsterdam was recorded and released on CD and DVD, which featured several old and new documentaries and unreleased audio tracks; the band reunited once more, as a three piece, in 2010 for two songs in a televised celebration concert for 50 years of Dutch pop music. After this the band was scheduled to play at NEARfest 2011.

Rehearsals were started, but the appearance at the festival had to be cancelled when Ron van Eck became ill and died in July 2011. There was a picture featured on the video for " Close to You", with Karen Carpenter posing next to a Supersister poster. 2015: Romantic Warriors III: Canterbury Tales Official website Robert Jan Stips official website Biography & discography at www.retsisrepus.nl Supersister discography and album reviews, credits & releases at AllMusic Supersister discography, album releases & credits at Discogs.com Supersister biography, album credits & user reviews at ProgArchives.com Supersister albums to be listened as stream at Spotify.com

Diggers (1931 film)

Diggers is a 1931 Australian comedy film produced and directed by F. W. Thring starring popular stage comedian Pat Hanna, it was the first feature film from both men. The movie is based on Hanna's stage show, is concerned with the adventures of Australian soldiers during World War I. Two Australian'cobbers', Chic and Joe, attend a reunion 12 years after World War I and reminisce about their exploits together in France, they recall three incidents in particular. Firstly, the time they were in hospital and ingeniously feigned an illness to stay away from active service and the front line. Secondly, when the'cobbers' attempt to steal rum from the British Army store, and they recall relaxing in a French cafe while a fellow Digger romances the waitress. Pat Hanna as Chic Williams George Moon as Joe Mulga Joe Valli as McTavish Norman French as medical officer Guy Hastings as Quarter-Master Sergeant Eugenie Prescott Cecil Scott as Bluey Edmund Warrington as Fatty John Henry as a tommy Rutland Becket as SM Harry McClelland as Sergeant-Major Booth Royce Milton as CONB: The George Moon above is George Moon Snr.

Although well known in Australia during the 1920s for his dance partnership with Dan Morris, he is now confused with his son, British actor George Moon Jnr. For further details on George Moon Snr and Moon and Morris see Moon and Morris at Australian Variety Theatre Archive The movie was part of Efftee Film Productions' initial group of pictures, including A Co-respondent's Course and The Haunted Barn; the cost of making these and establishing the studio came to £80,000. The script was adapted from Hanna's popular stage show. Eric Donaldson was the writer responsible for adapting it to screen; the film was shot in Thring's studio in Melbourne. A cast of over 200 people was used. According to Bert Nicholas, Arthur Higgins' assistant and Thring argued throughout the shoot. Hanna insisted that he was in nearly every shot of the film and insisted on the scenic model shots that Thring thought were unnecessary but which Hanna thought needed to tie everything together; however Thring prevailed in a disagreement about the structure of the movie.

The original stage show consisted of the same reunion dinner and three flashback episodes, but in a different structure – it started with the attempt to steal rum dealt with the waitress romance, finished with the hospital sketch. The film was shot in the same order but Thring restructured it during editing; these changes annoyed Hanna, who decided to form his own production company to make his follow up films, Diggers in Blighty and Waltzing Matilda. Diggers was released in Melbourne on a double bill with the short A Co-respondent's Course. Public response was at first poor but the film performed well in country areas, it was re-released in Melbourne on a double-bill with The Haunted Barn and was a success at the box office. Thring says; the movie was released in England where it achieved 400 bookings, less successful than Thring's His Royal Highness. Thring's biographer Peter Fitzpatrick wrote that: Diggers is driven... by three things that made Hanna's concert parties a hit: the rapport between Chic and lean as the proverbial pull-through, Joe, his little mate, as they battle authority in all its forms.

Cinema of Australia Fitzpatrick, The Two Frank Thrings, Monash University 2012 Diggers on IMDb Diggers at Australian Screen Online Diggers at National Film and Sound Archive Diggers at Oz Movies Diggers at Australian Variety Theatre Archive Article on Digger-style theatre companies at Australian Variety Theatre Archive

Acetoacetyl-CoA reductase

In enzymology, an acetoacetyl-CoA reductase is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction -3-hydroxyacyl-CoA + NADP+ ⇌ 3-oxoacyl-CoA + NADPH + H+Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are -3-hydroxyacyl-CoA and NADP+, whereas its 3 products are 3-oxoacyl-CoA, NADPH, H+. This enzyme belongs to the family of oxidoreductases those acting on the CH-OH group of donor with NAD+ or NADP+ as acceptor; the systematic name of this enzyme class is -3-hydroxyacyl-CoA:NADP+ oxidoreductase. Other names in common use include acetoacetyl coenzyme A reductase, hydroxyacyl coenzyme-A dehydrogenase, NADP+-linked acetoacetyl CoA reductase, NADPH:acetoacetyl-CoA reductase, D-beta-hydroxybutyryl CoA-NADP+ oxidoreductase, short chain beta-ketoacetyl-CoA reductase, beta-ketoacyl-CoA reductase, D-3-hydroxyacyl-CoA reductase, -3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase; this enzyme participates in butanoate metabolism. Wakil S, Bressler R. "Studies on the mechanism of fatty acid synthesis. X. Reduced triphosphopyridine nucleotide-acetoacetyl coenzyme A reductase".

The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 237: 687–93. PMID 14004466

Wuhan University School of Medicine

Wuhan University School of Medicine is located in Wuhan, China, is administered by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. Known as Hubei Medical University, the medical school was founded in 1943 and merged with Wuhan University in 2000. In 1906, Zhang Zhidong founded in Wuchang the Hubei Army's Military Medical Academy; the school was reopened in 1913 as the Hubei Medical School. In 1926, the school was incorporated into the National Wuchang Zhongshan University, the forerunner of Wuhan University. In 1928, National Wuhan University discontinued medical education for lack of funding. A new medical school was set up as the Hubei Provincial Medical School. In 1938, the school moved to Enshi due to Anti-Japanese War. In 1945, the school moved back to Wuhan and changed its name to the Wuchang Provincial Medical School. In 1957, the school moved to its current site in Wuhan. In 1993, the school was renamed as Hubei Medical University. In 2000, the school merged with Wuhan University.

Wuhan University School of Medicine has a full-time faculty of nearly 1,200 people. The school's national ranking rose from 19 to 11 after the merger; the Faculty/School of Medicine was constituted by eight colleges, three institutes, three affiliated hospitals. Colleges: Wuhan University School of Basic Medical School, First Clinical College, Second Clinical College, School of Stomatology, College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, HOPE School of Nursing, Vocational and Technical Medical College. Research Institutes: Institute of Medical Virology, Medical Structural Biology Research Center, Animal Center. Affiliated Hospitals: People's Hospital, Zhongnan Hospital, Stomatological Hospital. In addition, the Faculty of Medicine is involved in the formation of the State Key Laboratory of Virology, Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Oral Biomedical Engineering. Xia Liangcai, graduated from Sichuan Huaxi University teeth Institute and the United States University of Michigan, a member of the American College of Surgeons, the famous oral medicine educator, Chinese Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, one of the founders.

Gui Xien Li Wenliang, a Chinese doctor who tried to issue the first warning about the COVID-19. Li graduated from Wuhan University School of Medicine as a clinical medicine student in a seven-year combined bachelor's and master's degree program. Wuhan University Hubei Medical University Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry Official web site of Wuhan University School of Medicine An affiliated hospital of WSM

Red Canoe Credit Union

Red Canoe Credit Union is an American credit union headquartered in Longview, Washington. Red Canoe Credit Union was founded as Weyerhaeuser Credit Union in 1937 at an organizational meeting held at a Weyerhaeuser mill. Wally Ohfls was the credit union's first chief executive officer and was succeeded by his wife, Esther Ohlfs, when he was deployed with the U. S. armed forces during World War II. The credit union's name was changed to Weyerhaeuser Employees' Credit Union in 1994 and, again, to Red Canoe Credit Union in 2006. In 2014 it merged with the smaller Cowlitz Credit Union; as of 2018, the credit union had 10 branches in Oregon. It had assets that year of about $733 million, more than 56,000 members. Credit unions in the United States

Militarized Streets

Militarized Streets is a 1930 novel by Japanese Marxist writer Kuroshima Denji. Researched in China, the novel focuses on the so-called Jinan Incident, one of the early armed clashes that would lead to a full-scale war between Japan and China; the incident took place in the spring of 1928 in Jinan, the capital of Shandong province, during a northward advance by Chinese nationalist troops attempting to reunify the country. Possessing considerable commercial and industrial investments in Jinan, faced with a collapse of its favored warlord in the area, Japan rushed in its own troops, ostensibly to safeguard the Japanese residents of the city. After a tense standoff, Japanese units clashed with their Chinese counterparts; the Japanese army, needing reinforcements, claimed that hundreds of Japanese residents had been massacred by the Chinese troops. Although the dead numbered no more than thirteen or fourteen suspected opium smugglers, Japanese newspapers reacted to their deaths with outrage and demanded armed intervention.

Japan’s prime minister dispatched an additional division to the region, the troops launched an attack against Jinan and wounding thousands of Chinese civilians. Kuroshima's novel depicts a broad array of people, including mercilessly exploited Chinese factory workers, impoverished Japanese residents, radicalized Japanese soldiers. Staunchly antimilitarist in tone, the novel was banned, censored again fifteen years by the US occupation authorities, not reprinted in full until 1970, four decades after its initial publication; the poet and essayist Shigeji Tsuboi, Kuroshima’s lifelong friend, instrumental in publishing the work, has commended its uncompromising anti-imperialism. The novel remains little known in present-day Japan, despite being a prominent text in the annals of Japanese proletarian literature. Militarized Streets analyzes an exploitative system in action, cautions against an impending imperialist war, suggests a path to a humane and peaceful world — through forging powerful bonds of international solidarity.

Although written decades ago, Kuroshima’s book remains startlingly and tragically timely in a world of nationalist-driven military intervention. A complete English translation of Militarized Streets is available in A Flock of Swirling Crows and Other Proletarian Writings by Kuroshima Denji. Against the System: Antiwar Writing of Kuroshima Denji