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War on cancer

The "war on cancer" is the effort to find a cure for cancer by increased research to improve the understanding of cancer biology and the development of more effective cancer treatments, such as targeted drug therapies. The aim of such efforts is to eradicate cancer as a major cause of death; the signing of the National Cancer Act of 1971 by United States president Richard Nixon is viewed as the beginning of this effort, though it was not described as a "war" in the legislation itself. Despite significant progress in the treatment of certain forms of cancer, cancer in general remains a major cause of death 40+ years after this war on cancer began, leading to a perceived lack of progress and to new legislation aimed at augmenting the original National Cancer Act of 1971. New research directions, in part based on the results of the Human Genome Project, hold promise for a better understanding of the genetic factors underlying cancer, the development of new diagnostics, preventive measures, early detection ability.

However, targeting cancer proteins can be difficult. The war on cancer began with the National Cancer Act of 1971; the act was intended "to amend the Public Health Service Act so as to strengthen the National Cancer Institute in order to more carry out the national effort against cancer". It was signed into law by President Nixon on December 23, 1971. Health activist and philanthropist Mary Lasker was instrumental in persuading the United States Congress to pass the National Cancer Act, she and her husband Albert Lasker were strong supporters of medical research. They established the Lasker Foundation. In the year of 1943, Mary Lasker began changing the American Cancer Society to get more funding for research. Five years she contributed to getting federal funding for the National Cancer Institute and the National Heart Institute. In 1946 the funding was around $2.8 million and had grown to over $1.4 billion by 1972. In addition to all of these accomplishments, Mary became the president of the Lasker Foundation due to the death of her husband in 1952.

Lasker's devotion to medical research and experience in the field contributed to the passing of the National Cancer Act. The improved funding for cancer research has been quite beneficial over the last 40 years. In 1971, the number of survivors in the U. S. was 3 million and as of 2007 has increased to more than 12 million. In 2003, Andrew von Eschenbach, the director of the National Cancer Institute issued a challenge "to eliminate the suffering and death from cancer, to do so by 2015"; this was supported by the American Association for Cancer Research in 2005 though some scientists felt this goal was impossible to reach and undermined von Eschenbach's credibility. John E. Niederhuber, who succeeded Andrew von Eschenbach as NCI director, noted that cancer is a global health crisis, with 12.9 million new cases diagnosed in 2009 worldwide and that by 2030, this number could rise to 27 million including 17 million deaths "unless we take more pressing action."Harold Varmus, former director of the NIH and director of the NCI from 2010 to 2015, held a town hall meeting in 2010 in which he outlined his priorities for improving the cancer research program, including the following: reforming the clinical trials system, improving utilization of the NIH clinical center, readjusting the drug approval and regulation processes, improving cancer treatment and prevention, formulating new, more specific and science-based questions.

Recent years have seen an increased perception of a lack of progress in the war on cancer, renewed motivation to confront the disease. On July 15, 2008, the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education and Pensions convened a panel discussion titled, Cancer: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century, it included interviews with noted cancer survivors such as Arlen Specter, Elizabeth Edwards and Lance Armstrong, who came out of retirement in 2008, returning to competitive cycling "to raise awareness of the global cancer burden." The Livestrong Foundation created the Livestrong Global Cancer Campaign to address the burden of cancer worldwide and encourage nations to make commitments to battle the disease and provide better access to care. In April 2009, the foundation announced that the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan pledged $300 million to fund three important cancer control initiatives – building a cutting-edge cancer treatment and research facility, developing a national cancer control plan and creating an Office of Advocacy and Survivorship.

The Livestrong Foundation encourages similar commitments from other nations to combat the disease. Livestrong Day is an annual event established by the LAF to serve as "a global day of action to raise awareness about the fight against cancer." Individuals from around the world are encouraged to host cancer-oriented events in their local communities and register their events with the Livestrong website. The US Senate on 26 March 2009 issued a new bill, the 21st Century Cancer Access to Life-Saving Early detection and Treatment Act intended to "overhaul the 1971 National Cancer Act." The bill aims to improve patient access to prevention and early detection by: providing funding for research in early detection, supplying grants for screening and referrals for treatment, increasing access to clinical trials and information. During their 2008 U. S. presidential campaign Senators Barack Obama and Joe Biden published a plan to combat cancer that entailed doubling "federal funding for cancer r

Cornishware

Cornishware is a striped kitchenware brand trademarked to and manufactured by T. G. Green & Co Ltd. Introduced in the 1920s and manufactured in Church Gresley, Derbyshire, it was a huge success for the company and in the succeeding 30 years it was exported around the world; the company ceased production in June 2007 when the factory closed under the ownership of parent company The Tabletop Group. The range was revived in 2009 after T. G. Green was bought by a trio of British investors; the name "Cornishware" came from an observation by a T. G Green salesmen that the blue color used to decorate the dishware reminded him of the sky and sea in Cornwall. Cornwall was the initial source for the clay to make the pottery. T. G. Green & Co was founded by Thomas Goodwin Green of Boston, Lincolnshire in around 1864. Having made a fortune in Australia, Green returned to England to marry Mary Tenniel, the sister of Punch and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland illustrator Sir John Tenniel, he bought an existing pottery in Church Gresley from Henry Wileman, while on honeymoon in Scarborough The exact date that Cornishware was created is vague, but it is known to have been introduced by Frederick Parker who joined Green's as a General Manager in 1919.

He introduced E-Blue Banded Wares, selling in china shops in 1922. The earliest mention of Cornishware by name is in a T. G. Green Trade Catalogue dated 1923. By the 1930s, the range was well established with a thriving export business; the pottery was sold throughout the UK through major department stores and independent shops. Cornishware stockists carried a standard range of lettered jars, such as flour, salt, sultanas, raisins and coffee, but purchasers could request jars with customised wording; the retailer would send a request slip to the factory and customised jars would be created sent back to the store. T. G. Green never kept records of these requests, so there is no complete list of customised jar produced; the signature colour was referred to as'E.blue' – meaning electric blue. And in 1959 Sunlit Yellow was introduced to the range. In the 1960s new designers were brought in from the Royal College of Art – Scandinavian designer Berit Ternell and, most notably, Judith Onions, she restyled the Cornishware range to give it the distinctive shapes.

Some of Onions' designs are held as part of the Ceramics Study Galleries. After the Church Gresley factory closed in 2007, designer Perry Haydn Taylor and'lifelong admirers' Charles Rickards and Paul Burston restored the brand. Today the new T. G. Green produces a range of Cornishware products in various colours, including the traditional blue and white stripes. Original vintage Cornishware is collectible, with pieces in black, orange, yellow and blue pieces with rare lettering, selling for high prices. A number of active Facebook groups as well as Pinterest sites and the appearance of Cornishware on many British television shows, ranging from The Great British Bake Off to The Young Ones have kept Cornishware much in the public eye and still popular to this day. Cornishware was extensively used in the 2015 film adaptation of Alan Bennett's The Lady in the Van. Lifetime collector Iain M Hambling who began collecting Cornishware in 1991 is the Official Historian & Archivist for Cornishware. After a working association with the four previous parent companies Iain now runs the Archive Office in Church Gresley and continually builds the online virtual museum recreating the missing catalogues of patterns.

Official Website Historian & Archivists Website T. G. Green Online Museum History of T. G. Green on YouTube

Not My Kid

Not My Kid is a 1985 American made-for-television drama film directed by Michael Tuchner, based on a 1984 book of the same name by Beth Polson and Miller Newton. The movie aired on CBS in the United States, had a VHS release both there and in the United Kingdom, with ITC handling distribution rights. A teenaged drug addict is sent to Dr. Royce's controversial drug intervention program where the addicts in the program confront each other in supervised group meetings. In these meetings, the addicts are confronted by their families; the girl's mother want to remove her from the program because it upsets her that their daughter is being forced to associate with addicts who admit to stealing and trading sex for drugs. They remain in denial until their daughter admits at a family confrontation meeting the extent of her drug addiction. After this, they are able to address their own feelings about being the family of a hardcore drug addict; the daughter is reunited with her family only after all of them have acknowledged her addiction and accepted therapy for it.

Viveka Davis as Susan Bower George Segal as Dr. Frank Bower Stockard Channing as Helen Bower Christa Denton as Kelly Bower Andrew Robinson as Doctor Royce Shana O'Neil as Wendy Nancy Cartwright as Jean Tate Donovan as Ricky Laura Harrington as Melody John Philbin as Brian Kathleen Wilhoite as Penny Kathleen York as Linda Jack Axelrod as Harlan Crockett Shawnee Smith as Carol Chad Allen as Bobby Josh Hamilton as Eddie Gary Bayer as Dr. Gramley Dionne Parens as Tina Curtiss Marlowe as Arnie John D. Gowans as Mr. Sutter Lee Millay as Mrs. Edwards Joel Colodner as Dr. Fineman Terry Burns as Adult Staffer Jill Carroll as Julie Kerry Remsen as Chris Michael J. Shea as Pat Melissa Hayden as Michelle Joseph Brutsman as Norman Adam Silbar as Scott Biff Yeager as Parent Barbra Rae as Parent Virginia Morris as Parent Barbara Minkus as Parent Terry Wills as Parent Paula Marchese as Parent Noni White as Parent Charles Parks as Parent John M. Jackson as Parent Not My Kid on IMDb

Satyagraha (film)

Satyagraha is a 2013 Indian Hindi-language political drama film directed by Prakash Jha starring Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Amrita Rao, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpai, Mitalee Jagtap Varadkar, Jagat Singh and Vipin Sharma in the lead roles. The first look of the film was released on 10 September 2012. Satyagraha was released on 30 August 2013, although it released in the UAE one day before on 29 August; the teaser was released online on 30 May 2013 and theatrically attached with Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. Retired teacher and ex-principal Dwarka Anand is an idealistic man who lives with his engineer son Akhilesh and daughter-in-law Sumitra, his engineer son Akhilesh's friend Manav is an ambitious capitalist. Manav cherishes his friend Akhilesh who dies in a road accident maliciously conducted by Sangram Singh, brother of India's minister Minister Balram Singh, unknown to all of India, is the mastermind behind Akhilesh's murder. Balram Singh announces compensation, which Akhilesh's wife Sumitra cannot get in spite of submitting daily applications in the government office.

Incensed, Dwarka is imprisoned. Manav starts a campaign to free him, using social media, roping in Arjun Singh and journalist Yasmin; as hopeful students, hungry laborers and angry middle-class citizens join in the agitation, politicians start panicking. Dwarka Anand gets freedom after the DM takes his complaint back upon pressure from Balram Singh. Dwarka Anand gives a notice of 30 days to the government to clear all pending claims in the entire district. After a series of dramatic events, he sits on hunger strike and asks the government to bring ordinance in the district. Meanwhile, Lal Bahadur, a youth, commits suicide to support the agitation. During his cortege, four policemen brutally get killed by the mob. Soon after this, riots break out, his henchman shoot Dwarka Anand. Balram Singh is caught by the police. Manav and Arjun decide to construct a regional party to eliminate corruption and reconstruct the system for the common welfare. Amitabh BachchanHe plays the role of Dwarka Anand, a man, a firm believer of truth and an inherent believer of society who wants his son to give back to society and the nation all that they have given him.

Ajay DevgnHe plays the role of Manav Raghvendra. He represents shining India and is a brilliant telecommunication czar who uses the ways of the world to get what he wants. Kareena KapoorShe plays the role of Yasmin Ahmed, she is a hard headed TV reporter out in the field. She has an opinion, she has a strong relationship with Manav but when they clash on ideology they break up. They reunite when he comes back to his principles. Arjun RampalPlays the role of Arjun, a strong committed to become a politician and is a social worker, he studied in the same school. Amrita Rao plays the role of Sumitra Anand a housewife and Dwarka's daughter in-law who loses her husband to an accident. While fighting corruption of the lethargic government systems in order to fulfill her late husband's dream to build a school she and her father in law Dwarka Anand become the focal reason to start the Satagraha movement in order to fight corruption. Manoj BajpaiPlays the role of Balram Singh, wily young politician who uses every means to break the system.

He is the real threat to democracy. Vipin Sharma as Gauri Shankar, the Leader of the Opposition. Ivan Rodrigues as the Channel Head of ABP News. Nataša Stanković, in a special appearance in an item song. Mitalee Jagtap Varadkar Mugdha Godse as Malini Mishra, a sultry, opportunistic corporate lady. Indraneil Sengupta as Akhilesh, Dwarka Anand's son. Prakash Jha in a special appearance. Sandeep Vyas as Production Team Satyagraha acquired CNN chief international correspondent and journalist Christiane Amanpour in a role mirroring her real-life occupation as an international television correspondent. Kareena Kapoor traveled to Dubai with her stylist to choose offbeat and chic attire that completed her look of an international journalist. Jha visualised Kareena's role as that of a reporter who keeps a tab on an entire movement and reports at the international level; the director was influenced by the huge fan following that Amanpour, famous for her reportage from war zones, enjoys. The story starring Amitabh Bachchan, based on social activist Anna Hazare, was shot in Bhopal and New Delhi.

The hi-tech news studio set was built in Bhopal. Ralegan Siddhi, a village in Maharashtra with a population of 2,500 people, was one of the main shooting locations. Bachchan plays a man, a firm believer of truth, akin to a new age Gandhi, while Ajay plays an ambitious entrepreneur who represents the philosophy of modern India. Manoj Bajpai plays the role of a wily politician. Shooting of Satyagraha began in February 2013 in Bhopal. After that, the production unit headed to Ralegan Siddhi. Amitabh Bachchan stayed at the heritage Noor-Us-Sabah Palace Hotel, whose Gauhar Taj suite was being renovated. Satyagraha was shot at the IES College campus, Bhopal, it was speculated that the film more than just touches upon the 2G spectrum case that rocked the nation. Prakash Jha had a small presence in the film; the soundtrack of Satyagraha is composed by Salim–Sulaiman, Aadesh Shrivastava, Indian Ocean and Meet Bros Anjan, while the lyrics penned by Prasoon Joshi. It was released on 30 July 2013. Satyagraha released on 30 August 2013 on more than 2,700 screens in India and occupied

Dragon Ball Z & Z 2 Original Soundtrack

Dragon Ball Z & Z 2 Original Soundtrack is the official licensed soundtrack of the first two Dragon Ball Z video games for the PlayStation 2 and GameCube by the same name. It was released by Team Entertainment on January 2005 in Japan only; this release was unique in that composer Kenji Yamamoto collaborated with not just the standard Japanese performers of American as well as Japanese artists. American credits include Steve Lukather guitarist of the 1980s rock band Toto and 1970s R&B Soul Funk band Tower of Power who can predominately be heard on tracks 22-24, but despite these credits the album remains a Japanese exclusive; because this release focuses on the first two PS2 DBZ games, many of Yamamoto's orchestrated tracks heard in the story modes of both games were left out. Prompting many fans digitally rip music straight from the games themselves. For the most part, the tracks featured are rock oriented with only a few featuring a jazzy funk vibe thanks in part to Tower of Power's influence.

The back of the jewel casing gives both Japanese and English track listings for the songs, but the English list is not a direct translation of the Japanese. Instead, they are the names that were provided when the games were released as Budokai and Budokai 2. Giving the impression that the soundtrack producer anticipated a big demand of importing the album by fans in English-speaking countries. Coupled with the soundtrack is a bonus DVD featuring the intro and music videos of the opening theme "Kusuburu heart ni Hi o Tsukero" performed by Hironobu Kageyama, montage game footage. くすぶるheartに火をつけろ!! Kusuburu heart ni Hi o Tsukero!!/Light a Fire in your Smouldering Heart!! Big Opportunity Expectation 熱き風のごとくAtsuki Kaze no Gotoku/Like A Burning Wind 勝利への疾走 Shōri e no Shissō/Running Towards Victory Move Forward Fearlessly 挑戦者たちChōsensha-tachi/Challengers Breaking Free 決戦へのカウントダウンKessen e no Kauntodaun/Countdown to the Decisive Battle 戦慄の刻 Senritsu no Toki/It's Thrilling Time 最強の力 Saikyō no Chikara/Super Strength BUDO~Asian Spirit~ FLaSH RuN aCRoSS THe UNiVeRSe Spark of Fighting A lot of'Qi' 限界を超えて~`Qi'No Limit~ Genkai o Koete ~'Qi' No Limit~/Breaking The Limit:'Qi' No Limit I Trust My 7th Sense~至高の力を信じて~I Trust My 7th Sense ~Shikō no Chikara o Shinjite~ /I Trust My 7th Sense: Believe in the Supreme Power 遭遇Sōgū/Encounter 未知の邦から来た戦士Michi no Kuni Kara Kita Senshi/Warrior From An Unknown Land The Battle With All My Force 野性の魂~Wild Soul~Yasei no Tamashii ~Wild Soul~/Wild-Natured Spirit: Wild Soul Soul Vaccination Only so Much Oil in the Ground Soul With A Capital'S' I'm Gonna Get Over~地平線の彼方へ~I'm Gonna Get Over ~Chiheisen no Kanata~/I'm Gonna Get Over: The Other Side Of The Horizon Do It At All Risks Full Of Tears~悲しみの淵で~Full of Tears ~Kanashimi no Fuchi de~/Full of Tears: In The Depths Of Sadness The Man Called'C' When the games were released in English-speaking countries, names of various tracks including the theme song were changed in order to localize despite that this soundtrack has not been released in English-speaking countries.

As follows are those changes. 1. Go For It!! 4. Take It On!! 19. A Stranger The compositions were met with positive reviews by various gaming critics. Many critics who reviewed the first Budokai game assumed that the music, like the voice talent, was Faulconer's compositions straight from the anime. Sites like IGN and GameSpy consider the music the strongest feature of Budokai. Michael Knutson of GameZone though the tracks in Budokai 2 would not get repetitive. Mr. Nash of the Armchair Empire first says that it doesn't hold up but goes on to say "The music works just fine for adding atmosphere to the fights"

Church of St Luke, Liverpool

St Luke's Church, more known by locals as the bombed-out church, is a former Anglican parish church in Liverpool, England. It stands at the top of Bold Street; the church was built between 1811 and 1832, was designed by John Foster, Sr. and John Foster, Jr. father and son who were successive surveyors for the municipal Corporation of Liverpool. In addition to being a parish church, it was intended to be used as a venue for ceremonial worship by the Corporation and as a concert hall; the church was badly damaged by bombs during the Liverpool Blitz in 1941 and has been a roofless shell since, giving rise to its nickname. It now stands as a memorial to those who died in the war, has been hired as a venue for exhibitions and events; the church and its surrounding walls and railings are recorded in the National Heritage List for England as designated Grade II* listed buildings. From 2007 to 2014, Urban Strawberry Lunch organised the day-to-day maintenance of St Lukes and coordinated exhibitions and events inside the grounds.

In addition to this, they arranged showings of films, many dance and drama performances. In 2014, Ambrose Reynolds, former Artistic Director for Urban Strawberry Lunch, joined other members of the community to create a new organisation,'Bombed Out Church', they have since continued the work started by USL, maintaining the church as a creative hub for the local community. The site for the church was given by Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby in 1791 on condition that the land should never be used for any other purpose than that of a church. Plans for the design of the church were first drawn up in 1802 by John Foster, the surveyor of the Corporation of Liverpool, but the foundation stone was not laid until April 9, 1811. Building work, supervised by Foster and during this time the plans were amended to make the building suitable both as a ceremonial place of worship for members of the Corporation, for use as a concert hall. In 1822 it was decided to add a chancel to the church. Foster's son named John, took over the role of Corporation surveyor and continued to supervise the building, making further changes to the design in 1827.

Building was completed in 1832. The church was known as "the doctor's church" because of its location near to Rodney Street, the home of many doctors, it continued to be used as a concert hall as well as a church until the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street opened in 1849. Between 1864 and 1873 minor alterations were made to the church by G. Audsley. On 6 May 1941, during Liverpool's "May Blitz", the church was hit by an incendiary device that caused a large fire, leaving only the burnt-out shell of the former church, it has since been nicknamed "the bombed-out church". It has been decided to maintain the church as it is, a burnt-out shell, as a memorial to those who died as a result of the war; the church was designated as a Grade II* listed building on 28 June 1952. This is the middle of the three grades, defined by English Heritage as containing "particularly important buildings of more than special interest". There were two aisles, the nave had a groined ceiling, "richly ornamented"; the whole roof and the arcades separating the aisles from the nave were lost as a result of the bomb damage.

The roof of the tower has been lost. Many of the windows contained stained glass. There was a ring of eight bells, cast in 1818 by William Dobson of Downham Market at a cost of £645; as a result of the fire in 1941, five of the bells fell from the tower and the other three were badly cracked. The clock, made by Roskell's of Derby fell to the ground; the three-manual pipe organ was destroyed in the fire. It had been made by Gray and Davison in 1865, improvements had been made to it by Rushworth and Dreaper in 1902. St Luke's is constructed in ashlar sandstone, is in Perpendicular style, its plan consists of a five-bay nave, a four-bay chancel with an apsidal end, a west tower. There are porches in the angles between the tower and the nave, between the nave and the chancel; the tower is with polygonal buttresses at the corners. The bottom stage of the tower contains a west entrance. In the middle stage, on all sides, are three-light windows, a traceried frieze, a clock face. In the top stage are four-light windows under ogival hood moulds.

At the summit of the tower is a battlemented parapet, with flat-headed pinnacles at the corners. Within the tower is the surviving cast iron bell frame, made in 1828 by George Gilliband; this is considered to be the first metal bell frame to be made in the world. Along the sides of the nave are five three-light windows, separated by panelled buttresses that rise to crocketed pinnacles; the windows at the sides of the chancel have three lights, the east window has five lights. The chancel buttresses rise to octagonal finials with flat tops. Inside the church is a surviving brick chancel arch. Under the church is a crypt, not accessible to the general public. One of its windows has retained stained glass; the area around the church has never been used for burials, was laid out as a garden in 1885. It was enclosed by a solid wall, with doorways under pointed arches; this was replaced between 1832 by John Foster, junior, by the current enclosure. This consists of cast iron railings on sandstone plinth walls, cast iron gates between sandstone piers.

Steps lead down on all sides to the surrounding streets. The gate piers are panelled, have crocketed heads; the whole structure was designa