God Eater 2 is a video game developed by Shift and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment on November 14, 2013 in Japan for PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita. It is a sequel to God Eater, it features a new setting, as well as new protagonists, new monsters, new weapons. An expansion titled God Eater 2: Rage Burst was released in Japan on the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4, it was released in Western territories in summer 2016 with North American and European divisions of Bandai Namco Entertainment publishing the game on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows. In comparison to Gods Eater Burst, there are new features and additions such as the four new weapons, the Boost Hammer, Charge Spear, the Variant Scythe and the Shotgun; the Boost Hammer is a hammer fitted with a rocket booster. The Charge Spear is a large spear; the Variant Scythe is a large scythe. The Shotgun is a large cannon that sprays bullets, allowing increased damage the closer the player is to the opponent.
Most of the existing weapons have additional features and skills, such as the Short Blade's upward slash that sends the character into mid-air, the Long Blade's skill that can cancel attacks, thus allowing combos. The Blood Arts, one of the new additions in the game, are "attack add-on" that augment normal attacks of all manner into stronger attacks, thus either unlocking new Blood Arts or converting existing ones into much stronger variants. Raising a Blood Art's proficiency requires completing missions. Finishing a mission with a higher rank gives more experience points to the equipped Blood Art and other Blood Arts of the same variant. Players can interact with various characters. Completing these give players materials, items, or additional Blood Arts. Unlocked through Character Episodes, Link Support Devices allow players to gain status effects in battle, such as 10% additional attack power from two to five minutes into the mission. There's a limit of 100 points that can be used to equip them, with each Link Device consuming anywhere from 10 to 60 points.
The game takes place 3 years after God Eater. A new pandemic caused by "Red Rain" has struck the Far East Branch. Members of Special Forces "Blood", an affiliate of Fenrir who reside in a mobile base, known as "Friar", are sent to investigate; the unnamed protagonist and Nana Kozuki are the newest God Eaters who have been found compatible with the'P-66 Bias-Factor' and selected to join Blood, founded by Dr. Rachel Cladius and lead by captain Julius Visconti. After his first missions, the protagonist meets Romeo Leoni, Julius's friend, a Blood member, Dr. Leah Cladius, Rachel's older sister, Director Gregory de Gremslow, the base's Supreme Commander, Yuno Ashihara, a talented singer; the Blood group is joined by two more P-66 God Eaters: Ciel Alençon, a master tactician from the same orphanage as Julius, Gilbert "Gil" McLane, nicknamed "Fragging Gil" since his mentor Kate Lawry was K. I. A. Five year ago; the Blood members lend aid to Fenrir's Far East Branch and work together with'Cradle', a mobile emergency response and deployment station created after the incident at Aegis island.
Each Blood member awakens their "Blood Power" through personal trials. After a mission, Gil reproves Romeo for his lackadaisical approach to combat. Romeo loses his temper, revealing he feels inadequate since his Blood Power has yet to awaken, runs away. An old couple shelter him during a red rain storm. After the storm Aragami attack the village. Romeo defeats them, he apologizes for his recklessness. The incident awakens his Blood Power. A red rain storm hits Anagura. Romeo finds out that the old couple wasn't present in the quarantine zone and the radio from north gate is broken, he goes searching for them, with Julius backing him up. However, they are overwhelmed. With his last strength, Romeo activates his Blood Power to scare off the Aragami. Romeo is happy that the old couple was saved by Julius before he dies in front of him. After Romeo's funeral, Julius resigns to help Dr. Rachel's God Arc Soldier project. God Arc Soldiers are unmanned mechs. Julius promotes the protagonist to Blood unit's new Captain with Ciel being promoted to Vice-Captain, the Blood group is transferred to the Far East Branch.
The Blood kill it with God Arc Soldier help. Seeing the effectiveness of the God Arc Soldiers, the group understand why Julius refuses to return to Blood. Responding to a distress call, Blood finds a wounded Dr. Leah, who begs them for asylum at the Far East branch. After she receives treatment, Leah tells about her past with Rachel; when they were kids, Leah was angered by Rachel's icy personality and pushed her down a flight of stairs. Rachel went into a coma, their father, Jepththat Cladius, resorted to injecting her with P73 Bias Factor to save her life, but Rachel remained crippled. Since, Rachel has exploited Leah's guilt over her injury. Decades Jepththat confronted his daughters about their unethical experiments, they killed him with a prototype God Arc Soldier. Rachel is now using patients infected by the red rain for her experiments. Romeo's death was part of Rachel's plan to use a red rain infected Julius as the new Singularity to devour all life on the planet. Fenrir dispatches Blood Unit and Yuno to save red rain patients and find out their plan: perform a coup d'état in Friar to gain control over it.
Yuno is infected while evacuating patients. They find. Blood's unit arrive in confront Rachel. However, the Apocalypse is now awakened with
40 Pounds of Trouble is a 1962 comedy film directed by Norman Jewison and starring Tony Curtis, Suzanne Pleshette, Larry Storch. It marks Jewison's directorial debut; the film was shot on location at Lake Tahoe. It is a retelling of Damon Runyon's story Little Miss Marker. A casino manager played by Tony Curtis and his club singer played by Suzanne Pleshette find their hands full when they agree to take in a troublesome young girl named Penny Piper played by Claire Wilcox, left behind in the casino by her gambling father; the little girl hinders the manager's plans to keep his gaming licence. Penny thinks that Steve needs to get married and settle down, so she starts trying to match make, trying to set him up with Chris Lockwood. Steve is still reeling from his failed first marriage and is apprehensive about another trip to the altar; the movie's culmination involves a slapstick pursuit through Disneyland. Bosley Crowther of The New York Times summed up the film: Wilcox has been praised in her scene in the courthouse.
William Debonaire Haggard FSA, FRAS was a numismatist and an expert on bullion. He was the Principal of the Bullion Office of the Bank of England in the 1840s. Haggard was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries on 28 February 1833, described as "a gentleman peculiarly conversant in the numismatic antiquities of this country", he was a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, the Royal Numismatic Society. He was President of the Royal Numismatic Society from 1847 to 1849, his collection was sold at auction by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge on 22-23 August 1866. There is a portrait of Haggard, by 1844, in the British Museum. "Observations on the standard of value and the circulating medium of this country", The Numismatic Chronicle, 2, 17-35. Some remarks on the English coinage Miscellaneous papers - printed. "The life of Abraham Newland, late principal cashier of the Bank of England, 1808": Some comments on portions of the above essay, remarks on our present monetary system "New Varieties of Gold and Silver Coins, Counterfeit Coins, Bullion, with Mint Values", The Numismatic Chronicle and Journal of the Numismatic Society, 13, 135-138.
"Californian Gold", The Numismatic Chronicle and Journal of the Numismatic Society, 13, 37-41. "Notice of a medal of the Chevalier d'Eon", The Numismatic Chronicle and Journal of the Numismatic Society, 11, 48-56. "Medals of the Pretender", The Numismatic Chronicle, 1, 219-222. "Medals of the Pretender", The Numismatic Chronicle, 2, 37-42. "Medals of the Pretender", The Numismatic Chronicle, 3, 149-152. "Experiments made on a Piece of Peña Silver, Saved from the Lady Charlotte, Wrecked on the Coast of Ireland in December 1838, as to Its Capability of Holding Water". Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 4, 118-119. Haggard on worldcat.org
Rungstedlund known as the Karen Blixen Museum, is a country house in Rungsted on the Øresund coast just north of Copenhagen, notable for its association with the author Karen Blixen, who lived there for most of her life. She was born on the estate in 1885, returned there after her years in Kenya, chronicled in her book Out of Africa, to do most of her writings; the property is today managed by the Rungstedlund Foundation as a writer's house museum. The property traces its history back to 1520; the oldest part of the current house dates from about 1680 when it was a combined inn and agricultural estate. Notable guests who stayed at the inn include Johannes Ewald. Ewald wrote many of his poems, including The Delights Of Rungsted. An Ode; the locale inspired him for The ´Fishermen, a singspiele remembered for Kong Christian stod ved højen mast, the Danish royal anthem. The inn closed in 1803. Aron David, who owned it from 1821 to 1868, merged it with the adjoining properties Rungstedgaard, Sømandshvile og Folehavegaard.
In 1879 the estate was purchased by Wilhelm Dinesen, father of Karen Blixen, after his marriage to Ingeborg Westenholz in 1881 they took up residence there. At that time the estate were never rebuilt. Karen Blixen spent her childhood at Rungstedlund and took up residency there again after she returned from Africa in 1931, she did most of her writings in the Ewald Room. She is interred in the park. In 1958 Karen Blixen and her siblings founded the Rungstedlund Foundation, to own and manage the estate after her death; the Karen Blixen Museum was founded in 1991. Karen Blixen's home has been preserved unchanged with its original furniture and book; the museum features a complete collection of her oil paintings. The museum hosts special exhibitions about the author's life and writings. In 2013 The Karen Blixen Museum joined the Nordic museum portal CultureNordic.com. Rungstedlund is the home of Danish Academy, which Karen Blixen co-founded in 1960 together with other Danish intellectuals; the house hosts the award ceremony of the annual Rungstedlund Award on Karen Blixen's birthday.
The grounds are used for a traditional Danish Saint John's Eve event with speeches. The park covers an area of 16.6 hectares. Most of the grounds have been laid out as a bird sanctuary. There are flower gardens where every day during the summer season fresh flowers are cut for decorating the house. Karen Blixen's grave is located at the foot of Ewald's Mound. Karen Blixen Museum Dinesen-Motzfeldt-Hettinger Log House Official website
Torpids is one of two series of bumping races, a type of rowing race, held yearly at Oxford University. Over 130 men's and women's crews race for their colleges in six men's divisions and five women's; the racing takes place on the Isis in the 7th week of Hilary Term on four successive days from Wednesday to Saturday. Bumping races evolved in Oxford. Competing crews start the race lined up in order, one behind another, with their coxes holding ropes attached to the bank, with gaps of about 1.5 boat lengths between the bow of one boat and the stern of the one in front. Racing is started by the firing of a cannon. Crews attempt to progress up their division by hitting the boat in front without being hit by the boat behind, with the ultimate aim of becoming "Head Of The River" i.e. top of the first division. The Head of the River is awarded the Torpids Challenge Cup, presented to the OUBC by President T. C. Edwards-Moss of Brasenose College Boat Club. Once a bump has taken place, the crew whose boat was hit has to continue racing whilst the bumping crew moves to the side.
This can lead to a crew moving down several places during a day's racing. This is the principal difference in the rules between Torpids and Summer Eights, where both crews stop racing; the name'Torpids' derives from the event's origins as a race for the second boats of the colleges, which were of course slower than the first boats. The status of the event - still adjudged below that of Summer Eights on account of the absence of varsity oarsmen and women - only began to rise at the end of the nineteenth century, when colleges began to form first boats to compete. Nowadays there is no limit on the number of boats a college may enter, although crews in the last two divisions and crews without a position have to qualify to race by competing in a timed race the preceding Friday, known as'rowing on'. Athletes competing in that year's Boat Race, Women's Boat Race or any of the Lightweight University crews at Henley Boat Races may not compete in Torpids, but may compete in Summer Eights. The'Double Headship' is an accolade awarded to any college finishing with both their men's and women's crews at the'Head of the River'.
Oriel College is the only college to have achieved a Double Headship in Torpids, having both men's and women's crews at the Head of the River in both 2006 and 2018. Despite the double headship, only one boat was burnt; the first day's starting order is based on the previous year's finishing positions, each subsequent day's starting order is based on the previous day's finishing positions. A crew that bumps on every day without being bumped itself or that finishes at the Head of the River is awarded blades - the right to get trophy oars painted up in their college colours with the names and weights of the successful crew emblazoned on them. Spoons are awarded in case the crew was bumped on every single day. A third, somewhat unusual possibility is the award of spades; the crew is both bumped and proceeds to bump a crew in front of it before the end of the race. Thus being both the bumper and the bumped on the same day. Due to the differences in rules between Torpids and Lent Bumps at the University of Cambridge this achievement is only possible at Oxford.
In 2020 owing to the heavy rainfall across the UK, the Isis was too dangerous to row for much of Michaelmas and Hilary term. After the cancellation of Torpids, Pembroke College Boat Club organised an alternative tug of war event named “Tug of Warpids”; the event took place on. 38 teams of eight competed in the inaugural event. Oriel College won the knock out competition in a close final against Christ Church. In doing so they became the first holders of the “Ropeship”; the winning crew won the right to represent Oxford Universiry against Oxford Brookes University in the inaugural “Oxford Tug Derby”. Oxford Brookes won The tug in an exceptionally close contest. Although as its creators Pembroke can never hold the ropeship, it was decided if the winning college can use the rope to drag Pembroke to their respective boathouse Pembroke would award them the position until the event is next contested. Torpids has been held since 1838; the following gives the colleges. In 1915-19 no races were conducted due to World War I In 1941-45 limited races were conducted due to World War II 1895, 1963 - No racing due to ice on the river In 1986, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2018 racing was held on fewer than four days In 1991, Oriel were penalty bumped four places for training while the river was in flood.
2000, 2002, 2007, 2014, 2020 - No racing due to high stream Women's division in Torpids have existed since 1978. This was delayed from 1977 when the river was flooded and Torpids was cancelled. 1977, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2014, 2020 - No racing due to high stream 1986, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2018 - racing was held on fewer than four days 1990 - A fast stream meant that only informal racing was held. Eights Week, a similar event in summer Lent Bumps, the equivalent event in Cambridge Torpids Torpids results Oxford Bumps Charts