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William Lawrence (Ohio Republican)

William Lawrence was a Republican politician from Ohio. He was most noted for being a US Representative, was influential in attempting to impeach Andrew Johnson, creating the United States Department of Justice, helping to create the American Red Cross, ratifying the Geneva Convention. Lawrence was born on June 1819 in Mount Pleasant, Ohio, he attended Tidball's Academy in Tennessee. After teaching at Pennsville and McConnelsville, Ohio, he was graduated in 1838 from Franklin College in New Athens, Ohio, he was graduated in 1840 from law school at the University of Cincinnati, was admitted to the bar. In 1873, Lawrence was awarded the LL. D. from Franklin College. In 1841, Lawrence moved to Bellefontaine and there set up his law practice. From July 15, 1841 to July 15, 1843 he was law partner of Benjamin Stanton, from July, 1851 to February, 1854 with his law student William H. West. From 1841 to 1843, he continued his studies in the field of medicine. In 1842, he became the Commissioner of Bankruptcy for Logan County.

From 1845 to 1847, Lawrence served as the editor of the Logan Gazette, which became the Bellefontaine Examiner. During this time, Lawrence was elected as the Logan County Prosecutor, he served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, in 1846 and 1847. In 1849, Lawrence was first elected to the Ohio Senate, serving until 1851 when he became the reporter of the Ohio Supreme Court, he returned to the Ohio Senate in 1854. He served as an editor of Western Law Monthly from 1859 to 1862. In 1860 or 1861, Lawrence built a house along North Main Street in Bellefontaine. In 1857, Lawrence was appointed Judge of the Court of Common Pleas and of the District Court, serving until he resigned in 1864. In 1862, he entered the Union Army as colonel of a three-month regiment. In 1863, Lawrence was appointed to serve as the wartime judge for the United States district court in Florida. On March 4, 1865, William Lawrence was inaugurated as the U. S. Representative for the 4th district of Ohio, having been elected to this office the previous November.

He supported the adoption of the Fifteenth Amendment, stating in an 1866 speech that it would "protect every citizen, including the millions of people of foreign birth who will flock to our shores to become citizens and to find here a land of liberty and law."Lawrence served in the Thirty-ninth and Forty-first Congresses, ending his third term on March 3, 1871. As Representative, Lawrence was among the authors of the bill of impeachment against U. S. President Andrew Johnson in 1868. In 1867, as a member of the House Judiciary Committee, Lawrence directed an inquiry into the creation of a "law department" headed by the Attorney General and composed of the various department solicitors and district attorneys. On February 19, 1868, Lawrence authored the bill that created the United States Department of Justice. However, this first bill died in Congress due to the Congress's concern with the impeachment of President Johnson. In the following Congress, the issue was brought back to the table. Representative Thomas Jenckes of Rhode Island introduced a bill to create the Department of Justice on February 25, 1870.

Though Lawrence did not write this bill, it incorporated many of the ideas from Lawrence's previous bill, he gave the bill his full support. On June 22, 1870, President Ulysses Grant signed this second bill into law, creating the Department of Justice. Returning to Bellefontaine in 1871, Lawrence founded the Bellefontaine National Bank, served as its first president, he returned to Congress in this time from the 8th Ohio Congressional district. Lawrence served in the Forty-third and Forty-fourth Congresses, completed his fifth and final term on March 3, 1877. During this service, Lawrence was the chairman of the Committee on War Claims arising from the American Civil War. Lawrence was appointed by President Rutherford B Hayes in 1880 to serve as the First Comptroller of the Treasury, a post he held until 1885. Lawrence appealed on behalf of Clara Barton to Hayes' successor, James Garfield, to support the creation of the American Red Cross on May 21, 1881, he served as the organization's first Vice President.

Lawrence and Barton were instrumental in persuading the United States to ratify the Geneva Convention in 1882. In 1891, Lawrence was appointed President of the National Wool Growers Association, he died on May 1899 in Kenton, Ohio. Lawrence is interred at Bellefontaine Cemetery in Ohio; the small Ohio community of Lawrenceville is named for him

Raiden Fighters Aces

Raiden Fighters Aces is a 2008 video game for the Xbox 360, published by Japanese computer software company Success Corporation. It is a compilation of all three video games in the Raiden Fighters series by Seibu Kaihatsu: the first Raiden Fighters, Raiden Fighters 2: Operation Hell Dive, Raiden Fighters Jet. Raiden Fighters Aces takes advantage of the connectivity of the Xbox 360 and implements various features; the announced features include: Full support for vertical monitors Online high-score rankings Upload and download game replay data Strategy guide directly on the game DVD Gameplay videos of Japan's best players on all three games Before Raiden Fighters Aces, there have been multiple attempts to port Raiden Fighters games to home consoles. Victor EA of Japan was working on a Sega Saturn port of the first Raiden Fighters in 1997. In 2003, a now-defunct Japanese company, New World System, was working on ports of Raiden Fighters and Raiden Fighters 2 for the Xbox and PC under the name of Raiden Fighters Evolution.

A demo version of this game was released on March 18, 2008, includes one stage from each title. It includes Training modes. Available fighters are the standard craft, without secret fighters. Games are set at normal difficulty. Xbox Live features and replays are not implemented; the Japanese version of the game received an update patch to version 1.1. The patch does the following: Fixes:Improved player control. Sound glitches fixed. In Raiden Fighters' boss rush mode, a bug during the stage 3 boss was fixed. In Raiden Fighters Jet, the Ixion's slave could not be used in training mode. Saving the gamer tags in leader board replays and scores. Additions:Added score attack mode. In Raiden Fighters Jet, full run mode is added to all stages; when continuing, player can choose the Slave. In leaderboard, friend ranking is added. Added credit setting; the feature of increasing credits based on play time is removed. In arcade mode, the option to disable medals is added. In training mode, player can set player lives amount of armor the slave has.

In Raiden Fighters Jet training, an Ixion mode is added for all fighters. In score name entry, the addition of default setting option. After using the patch, the time of play is reset to zero, game replays may become incompatible with the patched version; the patch can be downloaded only through the Xbox Live service. The Onslaught Raiden Fighters Special Edition is an official game strategy DVD of the game, produced by INH CO. LTD, it was based on The Onslaught Raiden Fighters walkthrough video series, but with remastered video footage, new tutorial layout, audio commentaries from producers, composers. The INH shop order includes Raiden Fighters Aces Secret File, which includes additional strategies and bonus game production materials; the DVD is included in the limited version of the game. Raiden Fighters Aces official website The Onslaught Raiden Fighters Special Edition page

Tom Nickalls

Tom Nickalls was a stockjobber on the stock exchange and one of the founding members of London Rowing Club. He was known as the "king of the American railroad market" after making his fortune in American railway shares, he was born in 1827, the son of Patteson Nickalls and Arabella née Chalk and brother of Patteson Nickalls and he married Emily Quihampton. As a boy he was sent to America to work for an uncle who had a livery stables in Chicago, where he gained a first hand knowledge of the surrounding terrain and an understanding of which routes would be of strategic importance for developing railways - information which proved invaluable when he returned to England work as a jobber on the London Stock Exchange. Another soubriquet was "The Erie King", following his successful speculation in shares of the Erie Railroad during the Erie War. A keen sportsman and for many years a Master of the Surrey Stag Hounds, Tom Nickalls had a hunting lodge in Norway. In 1893 he sent four pairs of Norwegian skis as a present to his daughter Florence and son in law William Adolf Baillie Grohman who lived in the Austrian Tyrol - one of the earliest recorded uses of skis in Austria.

He died in 1899

Time Machine: The Journey Back

Time Machine: The Journey Back is a combination documentary short-sequel to George Pal's 1960 film The Time Machine, hosted by Time Machine star Rod Taylor and produced and directed by Clyde Lucas. The film was produced in 1993 for airing on PBS stations; the film's first section is about the time machine prop from The Time Machine, not the film itself, includes interviews with Academy Award-winner special effect creators Wah Chang and Gene Warren. In its second section, Michael J. Fox sits in the time machine prop and talks about his experience with the DeLorean sports car time machine from Back to the Future. In the film's final section, Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Whit Bissell reprise their roles from the original 1960 film. During filming of Time Machine: The Journey Back, Bob Burns III surprised director Clyde Lucas by having Gene Warren drop by. Warren, the award-winning effects creator for the original movie, consented to an on-air interview in which he discussed creating the special effects for the film.

This led to an interview with one of Wah Chang, in Northern California. Chang and Warren shared more details about creating the effects and how the little Time Machine prop was made. Lucas contacted the original screenwriter, David Duncan, who agreed to write a mini-sequel to George Pal's classic; the mini-sequel featured Whit Bissell's last acting performance. The mini-sequel reunited George with Filby in a scene set during the Great War just before Filby is to leave for France. George, knowing that Filby is destined to die on May 15, 1916, in a plane crash on the coast of France, attempts unsuccessfully to convince Filby to join him in time travel to the future instead, mentions having spent many wonderful years with Weena the Eloi, but Filby refuses to join George in time travel. Filby leaves; the scene ends with George alone meditating out loud about the possibility of travelling to the day before Filby's death in order to attempt a rescue again. Lucas first filmed Whit Bissell for the opening, recreating his role as George's friend and colleague Walter Kemp, this time in 1932, reminiscing about his friend, the inventor, whom no one has seen for 32 years.

The film won a Telly Award. It was included as a "special feature" on the DVD for George Pal's film The Time Machine, released by Warner Bros. and was featured in Starlog Magazine. In July 2014, Warner Bros. released both the documentary on Blu-ray Disc. Time Machine: The Journey Back on IMDb Time Machine: The Journey Back Official Website Clyde Lucas Time Machine: Journey Back in Amazon.com

Orphans & Vandals

Orphans & Vandals was an English indie rock band based in London. The band was formed by Raven. Gabi Woo and Francesca Simmons were the other three band members. Quinta and Francesca left the band shortly after the release of their debut album; the album, I Am Alive and You Are Dead, was released in the UK in April 2009. The band received critical acclaim from various media outlets including BBC Radio 6 Music, NME and PopMatters. Apple iTunes lists three out of the eight tracks on their album as having explicit lyrics, their song "Mysterious Skin", over ten minutes long, includes a melodious and lyrical depiction of an orgasm and a reference to a homosexual sex act. Nonetheless, 6 Music allowed them to perform it on air as part of a live session for the Tom Robinson Show on 18 July 2008. Robinson stated that "the BBC has never banned Orphans And Vandals or their music". In 2015 Al Joshua resurfaced with new solo material, some of which he wrote for the soundtrack of the upcoming film Set the Thames on Fire, which he wrote.

Francesca Simmons releases material under the name Madame Česki. 2008 session for BBC Radio 6 Music Music OMH Review Pop Matters Review

Deutsche Bank (Italy)

Deutsche Bank S.p. A. is an Italian bank based in Lombardy. It is a subsidiary of Deutsche Bank A. G.. Banca dell'Italia Meridionale was found in 1917, it was acquired by Amadeo Giannini, the founder of Bank of Italy in 1922. The bank was renamed to Banca d'America e d'Italia. In December 1986 Deutsche Bank acquired 98.3% voting rights of the bank. In 1994 the bank was renamed to Deutsche Bank S.p. A.. In 1994 the DB Italy acquired Banca Popolare di Lecco. In 1999 DB Italy acquired 20% shares of Cassa di Risparmio di Asti, sold to Banca Popolare di Milano in 2004. From 2000 to 2003 the bank had a minority interests in Banca di Cividale. Official website