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Titan Publishing Group

Titan Publishing Group is an independently owned British publishing company, established in 1981. It is based at offices in London's Bankside area; the books division has two main areas of publishing: film and television tie-ins and cinema reference books. The company is a division of Titan Entertainment Group, which owns Titan Magazines; as of 2016, Titan Books' editorial director is Laura Price. Titan Books is a publisher of video game and TV tie-in books; as of 2011, the company publishes on average 30 to 40 such titles per year, across a range of formats from "making of" books to screenplays to TV companions and novels, has a backlist reprint program. Titan Books’ range of fiction includes novelisations of such films as Terminator Salvation, Iron Man, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, The Dark Knight Rises. Titan publishes coffee table books on animation, popular culture and comic and fantasy art. Beetle Bailey: Daily & Sunday Strips The Complete Flash Gordon Library Hägar the Horrible: The Epic Chronicles: The Dailies Mandrake The Magician The Simon & Kirby Library Tarzan - The Complete Burne Hogarth Sundays and Dailies Library Titan Books publishes trade paperbacks and graphic novels in the UK and United States under the imprint Titan Comics.

The company has a backlist of over 1,000 graphic novels. Its titles include such licensed characters and properties as Batman, Doctor Who, Family Guy, Nemi, Judge Dredd and other 2000 AD characters, the Vertigo comic-book title Sandman, The Simpsons, Star Wars, Tank Girl, The Real Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Walking Dead, Life Is Strange, Roy of the Rovers, WWE Heroes and World of Warcraft. In addition to licensed titles, Titan Comics publishes creator-owned series, such as Bloodthirsty: One Nation Under Water and Man Plus. Titan Books - official website Titan Comics - official website Titan Books at the Grand Comics Database Titan Books at the Comic Book DB

Rodolfo Bottino

Rodolfo Bottino was a Brazilian film and theater actor, chef. Rodolfo Bottino was born in Rio de Janeiro on February 11, 1959, was of Italian descent, he studied Engineering at the Fluminense Federal University under his father's request, but never followed the career. Discovered by Rede Globo in 1984, he debuted as an actor on the telenovela Livre para Voar, his breakthrough, was in the 1986 miniseries Anos Dourados as Lauro. Throughout the late 1980s he continued to act on other Rede Globo telenovelas such as Bambolê, Bebê a Bordo and O Sexo dos Anjos. During the 1990s he collaborated with filmmaker Oswaldo Caldeira on his films Tiradentes and Pampulha, ou A Invenção do Mar de Minas. In 2005 he guest-starred in an episode of the TV series Mandrake, his final role prior to his death was a cameo in the 2011 film. Alongside his acting career, Bottino was a chef, his passion for cooking began. From 1986 to 1994 he owned his own restaurant in Rio de Janeiro, "Madrugada". Around the 2000s he hosted cooking shows at TV Shoptime, gave culinary lessons.

Towards the end of his life Bottino was living in Bahia. On December 11, 2011, he died following a pulmonary embolism while he prepared for a surgery both in his hip and his femur, his body was taken to Rio de Janeiro and buried at the St. John the Baptist Cemetery. In May 2009 Bottino revealed many details of his personal life to newspaper O Globo during an interview, he claimed that during his youth he suffered from anorexia nervosa, that he contracted AIDS at some point during the early 1990s. He came out as bisexual. Bottino was diagnosed with lung cancer in the early 2000s, but after treatment was declared cancer-free in 2006, he was the cousin of fellow actor Alexandre Lippiani, who died in a car accident on May 24, 1997. Rodolfo Bottino on IMDb

Shulaps Range

The Shulaps Range is a subrange of the Chilcotin Ranges subset of the Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains in southwest-central British Columbia. The range is 2,970 km ² in area; the range is high in elevation, with dryland-type summits with some small icefields. Its highest summits are Big Dog Mountain 2,862 m. Another prominent summit is Rex Peak 2684 m, a conical mass dominating the southern end of the range, delimited by the buttress-wall of the Bridge River Canyon; the Shulaps' northeast flank is a series of high basins. Many contain alpine lakes. There is an active gold claim on the south flank of Big Dog Mountain in the basin of Blue Creek in the northwestern part of the range and, at the far southeast end high in the basin of Hell Creek, there was once a working jade mine, its southeast edge is the west rim of the Big Canyon of the Bridge River, just below, the confluence of the Bridge and Yalakom Rivers, the range's northeastern boundary. West across Tyaughton Creek and upper Churn Creek is the South Chilcotin, not part of the Chilcotin, but of the Bridge River Country.

To the east, across the Yalakom, is the Camelsfoot Range, to the south the Bendor. Southeast is the town of Lillooet, near the southern tip of the Camelsfoot; the best view of the Shulaps Range to be had, other than from one of the neighbouring ranges, is from the former site of Minto City at the confluence of Gun Creek and the Bridge River. From there, along the upper end of Carpenter Lake, the range's west face is a familiar sight to travellers on BC Hwy 40 from Bralorne and Gold Bridge to Lillooet; the Shulaps name is an anglicized version of the St'̓át'̓imcets word for the ram of the mountain sheep. The Yalakom River is named for ̓the ewe; this was once rich big game country, the names suggest the good hunting in this range. "Shulaps Range". BC Geographical Names. Shulaps Range entry in the Canadian Mountain Encyclopedia

Larry Rakestraw

Larry Clyde Rakestraw was an American football quarterback in the NFL. He played three seasons for the Chicago Bears. Rakestraw attended the University of Georgia, he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Larry had 11 grandchildren, he was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. College records at UGA Two time All-Southeastern Conference. Passed for more than 3,000 yards. Starting quarterback as a So, Jr and Sr. Led the SEC in pass completions and passing yardage in his senior year. Senior Bowl most valuable player.1963 Georgia vs. Miami Rakestraw had 407 yards passing against Miami and broke one NCAA record - and 3 SEC records. Rakestraw died on August 4, 2019 at the age of 77

4th Quebec Legislature

The Fourth Legislature of Quebec was the provincial legislature of Quebec, Canada that existed from 1878 to 1881, following the general election of 1878. The 1878 election was called by Premier Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, leader of the Quebec Liberal Party, after he had been installed in office by the Lieutenant Governor Luc Letellier de St-Just; the Lieutenant Governor had dismissed the former Conservative Premier, Charles Boucher de Boucherville, over a dispute about railway legislation proposed by the Boucher de Boucherville government. Since the Liberals did not have a majority in the Legislative Assembly, Joly de Lotbinière called an election immediately; the election resulted in a hung parliament, with neither party having a majority in the Legislative Assembly. Joly de Lotbinière was able to stay in office for one year with a minority government, supported by two Independent Conservatives, but lost a confidence vote in 1879; the Quebec Conservative Party led by Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau formed a majority government for the remainder of the term of the Legislature.

The Legislature held four annual sessions, with the first session called on June 4, 1878. The Legislature was dissolved on November 7, 1881, leading to the 1881 general election on December 2, 1881; the Legislature of Quebec was created by the British North America Act, 1867. It consisted of the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council; the Lieutenant Governor was appointed by the Governor General of Canada for a term of five years. The Legislative Assembly consisted of sixty-five members, elected in single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post elections; the Legislative Assembly was to last for four years, subject to being dissolved earlier by the Lieutenant Governor. The Legislative Council consisted of twenty-four members, appointed for life by the Government of Quebec; the right to vote in elections to the Legislative Assembly was not universal. Only male British subjects, aged 21 or older, were eligible to vote, only if they met a property qualification.

For residents of larger cities, the qualification was being the owner or occupant of real property assessed at three hundred dollars or more, or for tenants, an annual rent of thirty dollars or more. For any other municipality, the qualification was being an owner or occupant of real property assessed at two hundred dollars or more, or twenty dollars in annual value. For tenants in smaller centers, the qualification was paying an annual rent of twenty dollars or more. Women were barred from voting. Judges and many municipal and provincial officials were barred from voting officials with law enforcement duties, or duties relating to public revenue; the Returning Officer in each riding was barred from voting, except when needed to give a casting vote in the event of a tie vote. Candidates for election to the Legislative Assembly had to meet stricter qualifications than voters. In addition to being male, twenty-one or older, a subject of Her Majesty, a candidate had to be free from all legal incapacity, be the proprietor in possession of lands or tenements worth at least $2,000, over and above all encumbrances and charges on the property.

Women were barred from membership in the Assembly. The qualifications for the members of the Legislative Council were the same as for the members of the Senate of Canada; those requirements were: Be of the full age of thirty years. The provisions of the British North America Act, 1867 did not explicitly bar women from being called to the Senate of Canada. However, until the Persons Case, it was assumed that women could not be called to the Senate, were thus barred from the Legislative Council. In any event, no woman was appointed to the Legislative Council; the initial lack of a clear majority in the Legislative Assembly for either party led to political instability for the first eighteen months of the term of the Fourth Legislature. The Liberal government of Premier Joly de Lotbinière depended on the support of the two Independent Conservatives; the Liberals agreed to elect one of the two independents, Arthur Turcotte, as Speaker of the Assembly, a coveted position. Given the narrow majority and factiousness within the Liberal caucus itself, Joly de Lotbinière's government was uncertain of support from vote to vote in the Assembly, which affected his ability to implement major legislation.

Several times, his government only stayed in office by a vote from Turcotte as Speaker. Joly de Lotbinière's government was supported from time to time by William Evan Price, nominally a Conservative but voted in support of the government. On the Conservative side, the former house leader of the party in the Legislative Assembly, Auguste-Réal Angers, lost his seat in the general election; this event badly weakened the authority of the leader of the party, former premier Boucher de Boucherville, who sat in the unelected Legislative Council. He was forced to cede the leadership of the party to Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, who became the Leader of the Opposition; the next event was the dismissal of Lieutenant Governor Luc Letellier de Saint-Just by the new federal Conservative government of Sir John A. Macdonald. Conservatives in Quebec, led by Chapleau, had been pressuring Macdonald to dismiss Letellier de Saint-Just as soon as the Macdonald government had defeated Alexander Macke

Richter 10

Richter 10 is a 1996 science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke and Mike McQuay; the protagonist is Lewis Crane, who develops a hatred of earthquakes due to a major earthquake hitting his house when he is seven years old, killing his parents. The book's title is a reference to the Richter scale, on which 10 was considered to be the most power an earthquake was to have; the plot deals with predicting earthquakes months or years in advance, banishing them forever from earth by stopping all tectonic activity. There are four defining episodes in the story, a variety of subplots and minor threads — many of them unrelated to the main story; the story begins late in the 20th century, tracks the life of the main protagonist, Lewis Crane. The first of four episodes opens the story. An earthquake in California in the late 20th century has left seven-year-old Lewis Crane a crippled, homeless orphan; the second major episode shows Crane as an adult, world's foremost earthquake expert, a Nobel laureate, ruthless scientist, entrepreneur dedicated to relieving the misery of those affected by earthquakes.

He is the moving force behind Foundation, an organization whose purpose is to further scientific research on earthquakes. Foundation has just perfected the technology to predict earthquakes to within minutes of due time and geographical areas that will be affected, his first prediction is for Sado island in Japan—according to him, most of the island will be destroyed, as will the inhabited village of Aikawa. Local authorities not only vilify him. On the predicted day of the earthquake, Crane has collected a lot of media and relief organizations to cover the event. Many of them are on a small part of the island that will be safe, according to the prediction, while others are covering the event from the air. Directly before the predicted time, the mayor of Aikawa arrives with police to arrest and deport Crane as a fear-monger. By the time the dust settles, Crane's predictions have come true; the third major episode is set in the US. Crane's model has predicted that a major quake is to hit the areas around parts of the Mississippi river.

A business politician cartel of disbelievers decides to use this prediction to further their interests in the presidential elections due soon. The cartel penetrates the Foundation, tweaks their field data so the prediction is revealed to be a few months sooner; the cartel wins the elections, Lewis loses credibility when the quake does not occur on the announced date. A postmortem at Foundation uncovers the altered data, the fact that the quake is still due in a few months. After much public relations work, a few people are willing to take precautions, but many are not listening, as the governmental authorities attempt to silence Crane and his Foundation; the quake hits as predicted, Lewis emerges a hero and a prophet. The fourth and final episode involves a bold plan to banish earthquakes from Earth forever by "spot welding" the plates forming earth's crust at about 50 strategic places, thus stopping their movement; this welding will be done by detonating powerful nuclear bombs deep inside the earth with energies directed downwards, with no impact on the surface.

There are two objections from naysayers. This is. A few decades hence, a Richter 10 quake will split much of California from the North American mainland, make it an island in the Pacific, with massive losses of life and property. However, if the first of the 50 odd "spot welds" is done at a certain location in the Western US, within a certain time window, this disaster can be averted. Lewis convinces the powers that run the country of the event, a secret project on the lines of Manhattan Project is conceived for the first "spot weld". Just before the nukes are to be triggered, a terrorist attack on the project destroys the facility; the book ends with Lewis's suicide by remaining in the quake zone when it hits. Gideon Kibblewhite reviewed Richter 10 for Arcane magazine. Kibblewhite comments. Yes; the characters are poor, too. It will still be a blockbuster, though if the earth didn't move for me." Richter 10 title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database