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Thomas Wyon

Thomas Wyon the Younger was an English medallist and chief engraver at the Royal Mint. Wyon was born in Birmingham, he was apprenticed to his father, Thomas Wyon, the chief engraver of the King's seals, who taught him the art of engraving on steel. In 1809, he struck his first medal, presented to Lieutenant Pearce, R. N. In 1810, he won the gold medal of the Society of Arts for medal engraving. From this period he produced many medals for schools, Pitt clubs, other institutions. On 20 November 1811, Wyon was appointed probationary engraver to the Royal Mint, was employed in making the bank tokens for England and Ireland, coins for the British colonies and for Hanover, he engraved his medal commemorative of the peace and his Manchester Pitt medal. On 13 Oct. 1815 he was appointed chief engraver to the mint, being only twenty-three. The next year he brought out the new silver coinage for the United Kingdom, designing the reverses himself. In 1817 he struck the maundy money, began to make his pattern crown-piece in rivalry of Thomas Simon.

Signs of consumption now began to appear, Wyon — a modest and talented artist — died on 23 September 1817 at the Priory Farmhouse, near Hastings. He was buried in the graveyard attached to Southwark, his younger brother, Benjamin Wyon, his nephews, Joseph Shepherd Wyon and Alfred Benjamin Wyon, his cousin, William Wyon were distinguished medallists. Among Wyon's medals may be mentioned: 1809, Pearce medal. Wyon engraved seals for the Newcastle Antiquarian Society, the Chester Canal Company, the Limerick chamber of commerce. Wyon's engraving of Queen Victoria for the City of London medal was used as the basis for the design of the Penny Black, the world's first postage stamp. Examples of the medal, in silver and bronze, are held in the R M Phillips Collection by the British Postal Museum & Archive; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Wyon, Thomas". Encyclopædia Britannica. 28. Cambridge University Press. Thomas Wyon Jnr. Medals by Thomas Wyon

Class of Nuke 'Em High 3: The Good, the Bad and the Subhumanoid

Class of Nuke'Em High Part 3: The Good, the Bad and the Subhumanoid is a 1994 American science-fiction horror comedy film directed by Eric Louzil and distributed by Troma Entertainment. It is the third installment of the Class of Nuke'Em High film series. Moments after the end of the second film, the mutant squirrel Tromie is subdued and life in Tromaville returns to normal. Roger Smith, now mayor of Tromaville, is overjoyed at the birth of his twin sons and Adlai. For all concerned parties, Dick is kidnapped at the hospital and subsequently raised to be evil by the thugs who took him. Adlai, meanwhile, is raised by Roger to be peaceful. Flashing-forward several years into the future, when Dick and Adlai are adults, trouble comes in the form of the loathsome Dr. Slag, Ph. D. who uses Dick to frame Adlai for a crime he did not commit in the hopes of turning the denizens of Tromaville against him. If his wily plot works, Slag will turn the town into a toxic wasteland; the plot is loosely based on William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors.

The only thing carried over is the storyline of the twins being separated and a identity crisis following. Not much else remains the same. Brick Bronsky as Mayor Roger Smith / Adlai Smith / Dick Smith / Baby Moishe Smith Eric Robert Louzil as young Adlai / young Dick Lisa Star as Trish John Tallman as Dr. Slag, Ph. D. Lisa Gaye as Professor Melvina Holt Albert Bear as Li'l Eggwhite Elizabeth Young as Eliana Valerie McConnell as Lisa Kathleen Kane as Angel Finkelstein Lizette Faz as Souzie Schwartz Ron Hyatt as a Professor Leesa Rowland as Victoria Lloyd Kaufman as Voice of helicopter pilot Class of Nuke'Em High 2 did not use cast from Class of Nuke'Em High. Class of Nuke'Em High 3 carried over the cast and characters of Class of Nuke'Em High 2. Wrestler-turned-actor Brick Bronsky started his career with Troma in early 1990 during the filming of the superhero film Sgt. Kabukiman N. Y. P. D. as the henchman'Jughead'. Kaufman and Herz enjoyed working with Brosnky so much that they offered him a lead in Class of Nuke'Em High 2, filmed in 1991.

Thinking that Bronsky had good star power, he was brought back for the third film in three different roles to showcase his acting career in hopes of getting him noticed by more people as the talented actor they thought he was. During the marketing, Troma advertised him as their own action star, giving him a parade in Cannes and talking about him as if he was just as big as any other action star out there. Despite the advertising to help the film and Bronsky's career, the film did not get noted much out of Troma's fanbase and Bronsky only appeared in a handful of films following the third Nuke'Em High in the henchman role. Like its immediate predecessor, it was filmed in Los Angeles and not New York City, New York — as in the original, most in-house Troma Entertainment productions. After having trouble releasing its films with other distributors, Troma created its own distribution company in 1995 under the label Troma Team Video and Class of Nuke'Em High 3 was advertised as the company's first major release on VHS.

Held back for a year and only released on video, Class of Nuke'Em High 3 became legendary not for its content, but for what it represented — that the company had taken a huge step forward in labeling and marketing its own films. After a couple of years as one of its biggest sellers, Class of Nuke'Em High 3 went out of print, with the decline of video, Troma decided not to re-release it because — despite being popular with fans — it felt that the film itself was inferior to some of its other titles. In the mid-2000s, Troma released a Class of Nuke'Em High box set, which featured the original 1986 film in the same DVD format it had had since 1997 and Class of Nuke'Em High 2 which had just been released on its own. For years, the box set was the only way of being able to buy the third film on DVD. However, in early 2010, alongside a re-release of the 1986 film by the Troma Retro label, the third film was released separately. Official website Class of Nuke'Em High Part 3: The Good, the Bad and the Subhumanoid on IMDb

Międzyrzecz Castle

Międyrzecz Castle - a castle surrounded by a dike, raised in around 1350 by Casimir III the Great in the place of a former gord from the second half of the ninth century, located on a small hill in between two floodplains of the Obra and Paklica Rivers. The castle in Międzyrzecz was built on the location of a former wooden gord from the ninth century, located on a small hill in between two floodplains of the Obra and Paklica Rivers, it is most that in the thirteenth century a stone built tower was raised, the full stronghold was complete in the mid-fourteenth century during the reign of Casimir III the Great. Due to the location of the stronghold, the castle was expanded and modernised, although that caste itself did not go through any major battles in the Medieval Times. In 1474, King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary took over the castle. In 1520, the castle was damaged by the Teutonic Order during the war with Poland, after which the castle was modernised and in 1574 two bastions were built around the castle.

In the year of 1655, the castle was destroyed by the Swedes. In the first half of the eighteenth century the castle was so damaged that after reconstruction the castle was not able to be used. After the Second Partition of Poland the Prussian forces gave the castle to a Prussian family; the interior of the castle was used as the top floors for a winery. Since 1945 the castle is used to house a museum. In the years of 1954 to 1958 a number of archaeological excavations were carried out. In the 1950s and 1960s the castle was stopped the castle from becoming a ruin; the gatehouse and nearby living quarters were reconstructed

KRQQ

KRQQ is an FM radio station in Tucson, licensed to broadcast on the frequency of 93.7 MHz. It has a power of 93,000 watts effective radiated power and is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.. Its transmitter is on Tucson Mountain. Known as 93.7 KRQ, the station plays Top 40 music, its primary audience or demographic is teens and young adults. Its studios are located north of downtown Tucson along Oracle Road. KRQQ began its life in 1971 as KXEW-FM, a Spanish station which aired some bilingual programming in the evenings, it was purchased by Western Cities Broadcasting in 1977. The station was sold to Nationwide Communications in the 1980s. According to radio industry trade publication Radio and Records, during the late 1980s, KRQQ was the highest-rated Top 40 station in the United States under their program director and KZZP alum himself Clarke Ingram, with a 23 percent share of the total audience. Nationwide sold its Tucson stations to Tucson Radio Partners, which in turn was absorbed by Prism Radio and iHeartMedia in the 1990s.

The radio station is one of the best rated Top 40 stations in Arizona. The station's slogan in the 1990s was "Tucson's Only Hit Music Station!" Music on the station stays within the CHR genre. However, their playlist moves with the audience. During the daytime, the playlist consists of mainstream CHR songs, Hot AC, strong golds, being light on urban and rhythmic. During the late afternoon and overnight hours, the playlist is much heavier on urban and rhythmic tracks, with mainstream songs mixed in. KRQ includes a strong'gold' and'recurrent' tracks mixed in the playlist during the daytime. List of radio stations in Arizona Station website Live streaming audio from KRQ Query the FCC's FM station database for KRQQ Radio-Locator information on KRQQ Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KRQQ

Lenka Çuko

Lenka Çuko is a former Albanian politician of the Albanian Party of Labour. In 1970, Çuko was elected first-deputy of the People's Assembly, she was in member of the parliament from the seventh to the eleventh legislative term which ended in 1991. Moreover, at the 6th Party Congress in November 1971, she was elected member of the Central Committee of the PPSh, making it one of the few female members of this body. In addition, she worked for several years in the 1st Secretary of the PPSh in Lushnjë District. At the 7th Congress of the Labour Party in November 1976, she was elected candidate-member to the Politburo of the Party, she was the first woman on the politburo since the dismissal of Liri Belishova in September 1960. Women comprised about 20% of the Central Committee of the Party in 1981. At the 8th Congress of the Labour Party in November 1981, she succeeded as member of the Politburo of the Labour Party and remained within this supreme governing body of the party until December 1990. On 25 January 1983 she was secretary of the Central Committee of the Party and exercised this function until December 1990.

As a Central Committee secretary, she was responsible for the party organization. In 1993, a special court was brought against Çuko, nine other former senior officials of the Party: Muho Asllani, Besnik Bekteshi, Foto Çami, Hajredin Çeliku, Vangjel Çërrava, Llambi Gegprifti, Qirjako Mihali, Pali Miska, Prokop Murra, they were accused of "abuse of funds". The court gave the following sentences: Mihali and Gegprifti eight years Miska and Çuko each seven years Çami, Çeliku and Bekteshi of six years and Çërrava and Asllani five years. In July 1996, another charge for "crimes against humanity" was brought against Çuko, Llambi Gegprifti, Irakli Vero and others, all high rank official who had served as First Secretary in local government bodies. In September 1996, the court sentenced to 20 years Gegprifti, Vero to 16 years, Çuko to 15 years' imprisonment; the six other defendants received prison sentences of between 15 and 20 years. The Supreme Court of Albania these convictions confirmed in November 1996.

All were released after the turmoils of 1997

Orchesella cincta

Orchesella cincta is a species of springtail present in North America and Europe. They average 4 millimetres in length, large as most springtails don’t grow past 1 millimetre; the specific name cincta means "belted" and refers to the distinctive colouration of the third abdominal segment. Springtails are small, wingless relatives of insects and have six abdominal segments, a tubular appendage projecting ventrally from the first abdominal segment, a forked, tail-like appendage, the furcula, folded under the last abdominal segment, with which the animal can flip itself into the air. Members of the genus Orchesella have six antennal segments. Orchesella cincta reaches about 4 mm in length and has a distinctively pigmented third abdominal segment and a dark third antennal segment. In contrast, the posterior part of the second abdominal segment and the distal part of the second antennal segments are white; the fifth and sixth antennal segments are brown, but otherwise the colouring of antennae and abdomen are variable, ranging from reddish-brown through various shades of brown to blackish.

The body is thickly clad with hairs. There is a tendency for the antennae to be of unequal length because of damage to the antennae during the developmental stages. Orchesella cincta is found in Western Canada, it is known from Norway, Switzerland and the British Isles. It is one of the most common species in the British Isles where it is known from multiple locations in Scotland, England and Ireland, it is common on Saint Helena in the mid-Atlantic, having been introduced accidentally with plant material. This species lives among leaf litter in woodland. In the laboratory it can be maintained on twigs covered with green algae. Springtails moult throughout their life and in this species and reproductive instars alternate; when circumstances are adverse, the reproductive phases can be postponed until conditions improve, at which time the start of reproductive activity is synchronised across the population. Orchesella cincta has a high metabolic rate and a high fertility rate and is more mobile than many species.