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Walter Clopton Wingfield

Major Walter Clopton Wingfield was a Welsh inventor and a British Army officer, one of the pioneers of lawn tennis. Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1997, as the founder of modern lawn tennis, an example of the original equipment for the sport and a bust of Wingfield himself can be seen at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum. Wingfield was born on 16 October 1833 in Ruabon, Wales, the son of Clopton Lewis Wingfield, major in the 66th Foot Regiment, Jane Eliza, daughter of Sir John Mitchell KCB, he was of an English family traceable back to before the Norman conquest. His mother died in 1836 after the birth of her second child and his father died in 1846 of a bowel obstruction. Walter was brought up by great uncle, he was educated at Rossall School, in 1851 entered the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, on the second attempt through the influence of his great uncle, a colonel. He was served in India. In 1858 Wingfield became a captain and in 1860 he took part in the campaign in China and was present at the capture of Peking.

He retired from the Dragoon Guards a year later. During the decade he was based at his family estate, Llandrinio, in Montgomeryshire, before moving into London in 1867, he was a Justice of the Peace for the county and served in the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry, joining as Lieutenant in 1864, appointed adjutant of the regiment in 1868, promoted Major in 1874. In 1870 he was appointed to the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, giving him some employment at the courts of Queen Victoria and her son Edward VII, he was invested by King Edward VII as a Member of the Royal Victorian Order on 11 August 1902. He retired from the Corps in 1909. In the late 1860s Wingfield was one of the persons experimenting with a lawn version of tennis. Vulcanised bouncing rubber balls offered an opportunity to develop from the indoor game of real tennis and there were many who had the leisure time to pursue the sport and who owned croquet lawns that could be adapted for it; the precise date that Wingfield brought it to the public is uncertain.

Lord Lansdowne claimed that in 1869 Major Wingfield gave a demonstration of the game to him in the garden of his Berkeley Square house, although in that year Wingfield was not a major. Another attribution was to a party held at Nantclwyd Hall in Denbighshire, although that party took place in December. Nor was Wingfield the only exponent. At the same time, Harry Gem and Augurio Perera were demonstrating their game of Pelota in Leamington Spa. Wingfield patented a New and Improved Court for Playing the Ancient Game of Tennis and began marketing his game in the spring of 1874 selling boxed sets that included rubber balls imported from Germany as well as a net, court markers, rackets and an instruction manual; the sets were available from Wingfield's agent, French and Co. in Pimlico in London, cost between five and ten guineas. In his version the game was played on an hour-glass shaped court and the net was higher; the service had to be made from a diamond-shaped box at one end only and the service had to bounce beyond the service line instead of in front of it.

He adopted the Rackets-based system of scoring. In order to differentiate his game, he named it Sphairistikè Between July 1874 and June 1875 1,050 tennis sets were sold to the aristocracy. Lawn tennis was becoming an important adjunct to cricket at the Melbourne Cricket Club and was played at Lord's Cricket Ground. In 1875 John Moyer Heathcote instigated a meeting at the MCC to establish a universal set of rules and Wingfield was invited to participate. Wingfield's hourglass court and scoring method were adopted and Wingfield considered his sport was now entrusted to the MCC. During this time he suffered personal tragedies including the developing mental illness of his wife and the death of his three young sons and he lost all interest in the game. In 1877 the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club launched the Wimbledon Championship and prior to this, in cooperation with the MCC representatives, developed a new set of rules that excluded some of Wingfield's introductions. Wingfield authored two tennis works: The Book of the Game and The Major's Game of Lawn Tennis.

Wingfield became vice-president of "The Universal Cookery and Food Association". In around 1890 he founded a culinary society called "Le Cordon Rouge", intended to further the development of the science of cookery. At the same time, he experimented with bicycles, he created a new type of bicycle which he called "The Butterfly" and developed a form of bicycling riding in unison by several riders to the tunes of martial music. On 22 November 1902 Edward VII made Wingfield a member of the Royal Victorian Order for "extraordinary and personal services to the Sovereign and the Royal family." And for 32 years of faithful service. Wingfield lived at 112 Belgrave Road, London for a time and died at 33 St Georges Square, London at the age of 78 and was buried in Kensal Green Cemetery, he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1997 for his contribution to tennis. The Wingfield Restaurant at the All England Club is named in his honour. Wingfield married Alice Lydia Cleveland, daughter of a general.

She survived him by many years and died in an asylum in November 1934. History of tennis Walter Clopton Wingfield at the International Tennis Hall of Fame Wim

Ōmiya-ku, Saitama

Ōmiya is one of ten wards of the city of Saitama, in Saitama Prefecture, is located in the northeastern part of the city. As of 1 June 2019, the ward had an estimated population of 116,855 and a population density of 9,129 persons per km², its total area was 12.80 square kilometres. Although Urawa-ku is the governmental center of Saitama City, Ōmiya-ku is the most active commercial and business centre in both Saitama City and Saitama Prefecture thanks to its transport infrastructure railways connected at Ōmiya Station. Ōmiya Ward is in the center of Saitama City. It is in about 25 km north of central Tokyo. Ōmiya-ku is surrounded by Nishi-ku, Kita-ku, Minuma-ku, Urawa-ku, Chūō-ku, Sakura-ku. Ōmiya derives its name from a famous Shinto shrine, the Hikawa Shrine, a place of pilgrimage since at least the Heian period. During the Edo period, the area flourished as Ōmiya-shuku, a post station on the Nakasendō highway, which connected Edo with Kyoto. Following the Meiji restoration, it became part of Urawa Prefecture which merged with Iwatsuki and Oshi Prefectures in 1871 to form Saitama Prefecture.

The modern town of Ōmiya was created within Kitaadachi District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. On November 3, 1940 Ōmiya merged with the neighboring villages of Mihashi, Osato and Nisshin and was elevated to city status. Ōmiya continued to expand after the end of the war, absorbing the villages of Sashiougi, Uemizu, Katayanagi and Nanasato on January 1, 1955. On May 1, 2001 Ōmiya merged with Yono to form Saitama City. In April 2003 Saitama became a city designated by government ordinance, now the area of former Ōmiya City was divided between Kita-ku, Minuma-ku, Nishi-ku, Ōmiya-ku. Kokusai Gakuin Saitama Junior College University of Human Arts and Sciences Urawa-ku has nine elementary schools, eight middle schools, eight high schools; the ward has a North Korean school, Saitama Korean Elementary and Middle School. This school was in the City of Ōmiya. JR EastTohoku Shinkansen / Joetsu Shinkansen / Akita Shinkansen / Yamagata Shinkansen / Hokuriku Shinkansen / Kawagoe Line Ōmiya JR East – Tohoku Main Line / Takasaki Line / Keihin Tohoku Line Saitama-Shintoshin - Ōmiya Tobu RailwayNoda Line Ōmiya - Kita-Ōmiya - Ōmiya-kōen Saitama New Urban Transit New Shuttle - Ina Line Ōmiya – Tetsudō-Hakubutsukan Shuto Expressway Japan National Route 17 Ōmiya Park Hikawa Shrine Railway Museum Saitama Red Cross Hospital in Omiya The bonsai nurseries in the neighbouring Kita-ku is referred to as the "Ōmiya Bonsai Village" because it was in the area of former Ōmiya city.

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Great Mazinger vs. Getter Robo

Great Mazinger vs. Getter Robo is an animated short film produced by Toei based in the works of Go Nagai and Ken Ishikawa; the film premiered in March 21, 1975 in Japan. It is a crossover between the super robot anime Great Mazinger and Getter Robo, similar to the previous crossover film Mazinger Z vs. Devilman; the events presented in the film are not considered canon to either of the two series. The film was shown in countries where the two TV series were broadcast, it is known as مازنجر الكبير ضد جيتاروبو in Arabic countries, Grande Mazinga contro Getta Robot G in Italy and Gran Mazinger contra Getter Robo in Spain. When a UFO appears over Japan, both the heroes of Great Mazinger and Getter Robo want to investigate it first, out of a sense of rivalry. Getter finds it first; however they are unable to defeat the living vehicle. It had dropped a metal-eating monster on Japan named Gilgilgan and Great Mazinger confronts it only to be badly beaten. Despite the robot pilots' protests, their two bases decide to join forces to stop Gilgilgan as he starts becoming more powerful and begins to change.

They make a plan to lure it to an empty island where they can battle it without causing collateral damage. They get Boss to lure the monster there; the combined heroes defeat Gilgilgan until the UFO returns and allows itself to be eaten to cause its own creation to grow to its final form. During the intense battle the heroes manage to destroy Gilgilgan. Afterward they promise to be friends from on; the primary antagonist of the movie, Gilgilgan is a tortoise-like bioweapon from outer space used to conquer Japan by living on a diet of nothing but metal and grows larger into two other forms. It possesses an thick hide that prevents most attacks from harming it and for attacks it can fire yellow eye beams and green poison from its mouth that acts like a strong acid. In his second form Gilgilan adds the ability to move underwater with the powers of his first form still intact. Once it eats its creator Gilgilgan will change into its third form which appears more like a demon where it can fly and its powers include finger lasers, bladed wings that can fire energy beams, has three whip-like tails.

Gilgilgan appears in various Super Robot Wars as well as a Banpresto original fourth form called Mecha Gilgilgan based on its third form that serves as the final boss in the first Super Robot Wars game and appears in other titles with the other forms. Mecha Gilgilgan's powers consist of its ultra sharp claws, its wing beams, powerful waves of gravity from its body. Production: Toei Doga, Dynamic Production Original work: Go Nagai, Ken Ishikawa, Dynamic Production Director: Masayuki Akehi Scenario: Keisuke Fujikawa Planning: Ken Ariga, Kenji Yokoyama Producer: Chiaki Imada Animation director: Kazuo Komatsubara Assistant director: Yuji Endo Music: Michiaki Watanabe, Shunsuke Kikuchi Art director: Tomo Fukumoto Cast: Akira Kamiya, Junji Yamada, Keiichi Noda, Toku Nishio, Hiroshi Otake, Kazuko Sawada, Kosei Tomita, Rihoko Yoshida, Yumi Nakatani, Hidekatsu Shibata Great Mazinger Getter Robo Great Mazinger vs. Getter Robo G: Kuchu Daigekitotsu Great Mazinger tai Getter Robo at Anime News Network's encyclopedia Great Mazinger tai Getter Robot at allcinema Great Mazinger tai Getter Robot at Animemorial GREAT MAZINGER VS. GETTA ROBOT at Toei's corporate website Grande Mazinga contro Getta Robot at the Enciclo'Robopedia website

Patriot Act, Title III, Subtitle A

The USA PATRIOT Act was passed by the United States Congress in 2001 as a response to the September 11, 2001 attacks. It has ten titles, with the third title written to prevent and prosecute international money laundering and the financing of terrorism. Title III is itself divided into three subtitles; the first subtitle, entitled Subtitle A: International Counter Money Laundering and Related Measures, is designed to put measures into place that counter international money laundering. It does this by requiring that financial institutions take several new special measures against money laundering — identification is dealt with particularly. S. government. A new section was added to Title 31, subchapter IV, chapter 53, subchapter II of the U. S. Code; the section was 5318A, entitled "Special measures for jurisdictions, financial institutions, or international transactions of primary money laundering concern". It specifies that financial institutions or financial agencies may be required to take special measures when so directed by the United States Secretary of the Treasury.

Any such order by the United States Treasury, with the exception of orders that require additional record keeping or reporting for any transaction over an amount greater than the Secretary describes, is issued with a notice of rule making regarding the special measure. Orders may not remain in effect for more than 120 days, though any ruling may be extended by the Treasury; when the Secretary of Treasury orders special measures, that person must first consult with the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, any other appropriate Federal banking agency, the Secretary of State, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the National Credit Union Administration Board and any other relevant parties the Secretary of Treasury decides to call on. The special measures must take into account whether similar actions were taken by other nations and multilateral groups. S. financial organizations. S. national security and foreign policy. The special measures must be undertaken for all transactions that are made outside the U.

S. in areas where money-laundering has been identified as a concern. The measures involve: the maintenance of records of the aggregate amount of transactions made in such areas; such records must include: the identity and address of the participants in a transaction or relationship, including the identity of the originator of any funds transfer. Undertaking reasonable steps to obtain and retain information on foreigners who gain a benefit of ownership of an account, opened and maintained in the U. S. and yet who do not own the account itself the identification of any foreign customers who are authorized to use or route transactions through a payable-through account in the U. S; the section details what is considered a "primary money-laundering concern". The Secretary of Treasury makes the decision on such areas in consultation with Secretary of State and the Attorney General. Several jurisdictional factors must be taken into account, including: evidence that organized crime, international terrorists, or both, have transacted business in that jurisdiction.

S. has a mutual legal assistance treaty with the jurisdiction, the experience of U. S. law enforcement officials and regulatory officials in obtaining information about transactions originating in or routed through or to the jurisdiction. He or she must decide whether the financial institutions is undertaking any of the special measures specified above when considering whether the jurisdiction, financial institutions, types of accounts, or transactions are or are not a money laundering concern. Extra due diligence requirements were added to 31 U. S. C. § 5318. Each financial institution that has a correspondent bank account held and managed on behalf of a non-U. S. Person must enable (

Royal warrant of appointment

Royal warrants of appointment have been issued for centuries to tradespeople who supply goods or services to a royal court or certain royal personages. The royal warrant enables the supplier to advertise the fact that they supply to the issuer of the royal warrant. Royal families of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark and Japan among others, allow tradesmen to advertise royal patronage. Suppliers having a royal warrant charge for the goods and services supplied. Royal warrants are advertised on company hoardings, letter-heads and products by displaying the coat of arms or the heraldic badge of the royal personage issuing the royal warrant. Warrants granted by members of the British royal family include the phrase "By Appointment to…" followed by the title and name of the royal customer, what goods are provided. Royal warrant holders of the Court of Australia: Hardy Brothers In Belgium the title of'Purveyor to the Court' is granted to businesses who provide services or goods to the royal court.

The list of'purveyors to the Court' is updated every year. The king himself makes the decision; some of the'Purveyors to the Court' include: Armani BMW Belgium Luxembourg Mercedes-Benz Belgium Luxembourg Brussels Airlines Neuhaus Leonidas Godiva Jules Destrooper Delvaux Natan Couture Purveyors to the Royal House of Bulgaria: Ballarino Gioielli – jewellery Purveyors to the Royal Danish Court: Purveyors to the Imperial Household Ministry. They need not supply goods to the court; the status is renewable every 25 years. At present there are at least 387 companies. For large, multinational enterprises and for non-governmental organizations the use of the designation koninklijke can be awarded; these enterprises are allowed to incorporate a crown in their logo. Examples are KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, KPN, Royal Dutch Shell, Royal Philips Electronics, Royal Vopak. Purveyors to the Royal Court of the Norway: the status'purveyor to the court' is no longer awarded. Karl August Anderson – photographer Farris – mineral water Foss Bryggeri – Brewery Hans H. Holm – Felt hats King Oscar – Sea food H. C.

Reiersen – Tailor Christian Rohde & Søn – Tailor M. Selmer – photographer O. Sørensen Vogn- og Karosserifabrikk – Automobil L. Szaciński – photographer Purveyors to the Romanian Royal House: BMW Farina gegenüber – eau de Cologne to Carol I Steinway & Sons – pianos M. Welte & Söhneorchestrions, reproducing pianos Murfatlar SA – wines to Michael Frottirex – bath towels and bedding to Michael Doina Levintza – clothing and accessories to Michael Dan Coma – clothing and accessories to Michael Halewood International – Rhein extra sparkling wines to Michael SC Transavia SA – chicken meat to Michael Principal Company SA – Salonta sausage products to Michael Biborţeni – mineral water to Michael Exotique Romania – Exotic furniture and decorative items Carol Parc Hotel – Hotelier and catering services RUE DU PAIN – Boulangerie Artisanale – bakery and confectionery products BRIDGE PRINTING GROUP - Printing Company, Offset lithography, Hot-foil stamping and special finishings The Royal House of Bunyoro-Kitara awards royal warrants to businesses that deliver goods and services to the royal house on a regular basis.

The royal warrant can be awarded by either the King, the Queen or the Crown Prince. The Board of the Royal Warrant Holder Society advises the Grantors but each Grantor makes the final decision to grant a Warrant. A business may only receive one Warrant from a Grantor; the warrants of the Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom are valid for one year. Augarten porcelain – porcelain and china J. A. Baczewskivodka Bakalowits – crystal chandeliers Matthäus Bauer – accordions Jan Becher – herbal bitter Lucas Bols – liqueurs Ignaz Bösendorfer – pianos Carl Suchy & Söhne - watches Christofle – silverware Courvoisiercognac Demel – chocolate and confectionery Farina gegenüber – eau de Cologne to Franz Joseph I E. Fessler – ovens Móric Fischer de Farkasházy, owner of Herend Porcelain Manufactory – porcelain Café Gerbeaud – cakes and pastries Gräf & Stift – carriages Hancocks & Co – jewelry L. & C. Hardtmuth – ovens and pencils Antoni Hawełka – catering J. A. Henckels – knives Hotel Imperial – catering Liebig's Extract of Meat Company – processed meats J. & L. Lobmeyr – crystal and glassware Löblich & Co. – heating Lohner-Werke – carriages Girolamo Luxardoapéritif and digestif Rémy Martinchampagne Moët et Chandon – champagne Moser – glass and crysta

Eublemma amabilis

Eublemma amabilis is a moth of the family Noctuidae first described by Saalmüller in 1891. It is found in India and Sri Lanka; the adult is white pinkish. Eggs are round and grey white. First instars are creamy whitish with a broad flat head, it is a major pest on Kerria lacca. The caterpillar enters the lac insect through one of the openings in the test or by tunnelling a hole through the incrustation. Pupa obtect dark brown. Control of Eublemma amabilis Moore and Holcocera pulverea Meyr, predators of the lac insect Kerria lacca by Bacillus thurgiensis Berliner Acidity in the Gut of Eublemma amabilis Larvae—a Predator of the Lac Insect A note on sex pheromone gland of Eublemma amabilis Moore