TV Asahi Corporation known as EX and Tele-Asa, is a Japanese television network with its headquarters in Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan. The company owns All-Nippon News Network.. In 2003, the company headquarters moved to a new building designed by Fumihiko Maki at: 6-9-1 Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan; some of TV Asahi's departments and subsidiaries, such as TV Asahi Productions and Take Systems, are still located at TV Asahi Center, the company's former headquarters of 1986–2003. It is located at Ark Hills, not far from its headquarters. TV Asahi began as "Nihon Educational Television Co. Ltd." on November 1, 1957. It was established as a for-profit educational television channel. At the time, its broadcasting license dictates that the network is required to devote at least 50% of its airtime to educational programming, at least 30% of its airtime to children's educational programming; the station was owned by Asahi Shimbun, Toei Company, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Obunsha. However, the for-profit educational television model proved to be a failure.
In 1960, NET began its transformation into a general-purpose television station. It began to broadcast foreign movies. So as not to run afoul of the educational TV license requirements, NET justified the airing of these programs under the pretext of "nurturing a child's emotional range" and "introduction of foreign cultures". At the same time, NET changed its common name from "Nihon Educational Television" to "NET TV". Seven years in 1967, NET aired its first colour broadcast programme. Part of its transformation into a general TV channel would be the April 1971 premiere of the Kamen Rider Series by the Toei Company and creator Shotaro Ishinomori, the tokusatsu superhero series that would make the channel a national hit, it has been its home since, joined by yet another toku series, Super Sentai, in the spring of 1975. Aside from these two live action programs, which would become part of its flagship programming, due in part by the work done by Toei's animation branch, the 70s were marked on NET with great animation classics of national fame, which aired one after the other in the channel and were exported to other countries, many of these would be part of daily life and culture and helped introduce the world to the anime genre.
Such animations put the channel in direct competition with other stations which broadcast similar programming. NET's transformation into a general-purpose television station was complete by November 1973, when NET, along with educational channel "Tokyo Channel 12" in Tokyo applied and received a general purpose television station license. At the same time, NET renamed itself as NET General Television, which subsequently became the "Asahi National Broadcasting Company, Limited" on April 1, 1977. Five years TV Asahi became the official network, until 1999, for yet another Toei live action franchise, the Metal Hero Series. In 1996, TV Asahi established the All-Nippon News Network, began a number of reforms, including the unification of all presentation styles on its regional networks and the creation of a new logo to give Asahi the look and feel of a national television network. On October 1, 2003, TV Asahi moved its head office from its Ark Hills Studio to Roppongi Hills, the station was renamed "TV Asahi Corporation", with the name presented as "tv asahi" on-screen.
The transmission of international aquatics competitions, World Cup football matches, creation of popular late-night TV programs contributed to a rise in ratings for TV Asahi, lifted the TV station from its popularly ridiculed "perpetual fourth place" finish into second place, right behind Fuji TV, by 2005. The station launched its own mascot, Gō EX Panda known as Gō-chan Gō-chan is seen on TV Asahi's opening sign-on ID. TV Asahi's current branding were created by UK design collective Tomato along with TV Asahi's in-house design department in 2003, it comprises a set of computer-generated "sticks" in white background, which changes in colour and movement along with the background music that accompanies the idents. TV Asahi uses a brief eyecatch of its sticks animation at the top-left of the screen after commercial breaks; the background music used for TV Asahi's sign-on and sign-off videos are Underworld's Born Slippy. NUXX 2003 and Rez. TV Asahi updated its sign-on and sign-off video in 2008 with a revised version of computer-generated "sticks" animation and new background music.
TV Asahi's slogan New Air, On Air appears at the top of its name. It can be seen on TV Asahi's YouTube channel, which in 2011-12, was replaced by Go-Chan; the company writes its name in tv asahi, in its logo and public-image materials. The station branding on-screen appears as either "/tv asahi" or "tv asahi\"; the station's watermark appearance is the stick at the top with the station's name at the bottom. The fonts used by TV Asahi for the written parts are Akzidenz Grotesk Bold and Hiragino Kaku Gothic W8. Since 2004, the funding of this station is through sponsorship. JOEX-TV – TV Asahi Analog Television Tokyo Tower – VHF Channel 10Tokyo Hachiōji – Channel 45 Tama – Channel 5
Constantino Ibarra Navarro known as Nino, is a Spanish footballer who plays as a central defender. Born in Baza, Nino made his senior debuts with local CD Baza moved to Villarreal CF B in the 2005 summer. In July 2009 he signed with SD Ponferradina, but played just 13 games in his only season, which ended in promotion to Segunda División. On 30 August 2010 Nino joined AD Alcorcón, in the second level. On 11 September he made his professional debut, in a 1–4 away defeat against UD Las Palmas. In July 2011 Nino returned to Segunda División B, he joined Real Jaén for the following campaign, being a starter as the Andalusians promoted and returned to division two after 11 years. Nino at BDFutbol Nino at Futbolme Nino at Soccerway
Nymphaea lotus f. thermalis is a form of Nymphaea lotus in the genus Nymphaea. Whilst some authorities list Nymphaea lotus f. thermalis as being synonymous with N. lotus, others list it as a distinct taxon – further investigation is required to determine its precise classification. The usual habitat for Nymphaea lotus is the Nile Delta, hence Nymphaea lotus f. thermalis's Romanian habitat is unusual. Nymphaea lotus f. thermalis is a water lily which blooms at night – its flowers last four days and have four sepals, 19–20 white petals along with yellow anthers and stamens. There is a 15–30 cm gap between flowers and the surface of the water, flowers are fragrant. A description was first formally published in Math. Természettud. Értes. 25:32, 36. 1907. Nymphaea lotus f. thermalis is endemic to the thermal water of the Peţa River, Sânmartin, Bihor County, Romania. The area consists of a rivulet along with three ponds; the water has a constant temperature of around 30 °C whilst the site has an average air temperature of 10–11 °C.
The thermal waters have been recorded as early as 1211, but it was only in 1799 that the first record of N. lotus was made, by Pál Kitaibel. Janos Tuzson proposed in 1907 that this population's unusual location could be explained by the persistent heat provided by the thermal springs could have sustained the population at a pre-ice age time when the plant would have been spreading across the warmer regions of Europe. Alexandru Borza was the Government minister in charge of education who made the first push for legal protection and recognition of Nymphaea lotus f. thermalis – in 1932, the Cabinet of Romania declared the rivulet a nature reserve and the plant a "national monument". Conservation action with the intent to preserve this population has been undertaken for many years – including the management of invasive species – and the plant has been included in recent water management legislation. Whilst not held in any Romanian botanical gardens, Nymphaea lotus f. thermalis is grown at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and at the botanic garden of Bonn University
The Hyatt Regency Casablanca is a luxury hotel in the Old Medina of Casablanca, located just to the west of Sheraton Casablanca Hotel & Towers. The hotel has a 255 rooms, including 223 deluxe king and twin rooms, 11 junior suites, 19 executive suites and 3 royal suites, 8 conference rooms accommodating from 20 to 400 people, its restaurants, such as Cafe M, Dar Beida and the outdoor Les Bougainvillées cater in Moroccan, fusion or Parisian cuisine. Dar Beida is a traditional Moroccan restaurant resembling an Arab tent and Bissat is located under a Moorish dome; the King Rooms cover 31 square metres with a Simmons Beautyrest luxe king bed with plush duvet, marble bath and other luxury furnishings. The hotel has an outdoor pool, a sauna, two squash courts, a volleyball court, a basketball court and a hammam. Official site
"She Colors My Day" was available for download in 2008 though a link on Grant's website with a donation of $1 to the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Women's Cancer Research Fund. It was released through itunes on Mother's Day 2009 on the EP of the same name which included "Baby Baby" from the Heart in Motion album, "Oh How the Years Go By" from House of Love and the unreleased song "Unafraid", it was expected to be part of a new album to be released in the year, but has not yet appeared on any album. "Unafraid", saw general release in 2010 on the album Somewhere Down the Road. Amy Grant and songwriters Cristina Carlino & Stuart Mathis are donating all artist and publishing royalties generated by the sale of the song "She Colors My Day" to the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Women's Cancer Research Fund; the video of the song, filmed at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in Birmingham, debuted on Amazon on May 12, 2009. Original download version Original video version She Colors My Day Video at Amazon.com
The Roman fort at Weissenburg, called Biriciana in ancient times, is a former Roman Ala castellum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located near the Upper Germanic-Rhaetian Limes. It lies in the borough of Weißenburg in the Middle Franconian county of Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen in Germany. Today the castellum is one of the most important sites of research in the Roman limes in Germany; the site contains subterranean building remains, a reconstructed north gateway, large thermal baths and a Roman Museum with an integrated Limes Information Centre. Dietwulf Baatz: Der Römische Limes. Archäologische Ausflüge zwischen Rhein und Donau. 4th edn. Gebr. Mann, Berlin, 2000, ISBN 3-7861-2347-0, pp. 289 ff. Wilhelm von Christ: Das römische Militärdiplom von Weissenburg. Franz, Munich, 1868. Wolfgang Czysz et al.: Die Römer in Bayern. Nikol, Hamburg 2005, ISBN 3-937872-11-6 Thomas Fischer and Günter Ulbert: Der Limes in Bayern. Von Dinkelsbühl bis Eining. Theiss, Stuttgart, 1983, ISBN 3-8062-0351-2 Ernst Fabricius, Felix Hettner and Oscar von Sarwey: Der Obergermanisch-Raetische Limes des Römerreiches.
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In: Das Archäologische Jahr in Bayern 2006. Stuttgart, 2007, pp. 98–101. W. Kohl, J. Tröltsch, J. Jacobs, W. Barthel and Ernst Fabricius: Der obergermanisch-raetische Limes des Roemerreiches. Abt. B, Bd. 7, Nr. 72: Kastell Weißenburg. Berlin, 1906. Johann Schrenk und Werner Mühlhäußer: Land am Limes. Auf den Spuren der Römer in der Region Hesselberg – Gunzenhausen – Weißenburg. Schrenk, Gunzenhausen, 2009, ISBN 978-3-924270-57-5, esp. pp. 107–114. Ludwig Wamser: Biriciana – Weißenburg zur Römerzeit. 2nd edn. Theiss, Stuttgart, 1986. ISBN 3-8062-0323-7 Weißenburg Roman Fort on the website of the German Limes Commission Biriciana on the private project page by Bernd Liermann