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Yuri (genre)

Yuri known by the wasei-eigo construction Girls' Love, is a Japanese jargon term for content and a genre involving lesbian relationships or female homoeroticism in light novels, anime, video games and related Japanese media. Yuri focuses on the sexual orientation or the romantic orientation aspects of the relationship, or both, the latter of, sometimes called shōjo-ai by Western fandom, despite its different and negative meaning in actual Japanese; the themes yuri deals with have their roots in the Japanese lesbian fiction of the early twentieth century, with pieces such as Yaneura no Nishojo by Nobuko Yoshiya. It is not until the 1970s that lesbian-themed works began to appear in manga, by the hand of artists such as Ryoko Yamagishi and Riyoko Ikeda; the 1990s brought new trends in manga and anime, as well as in dōjinshi productions, along with more acceptance for this kind of content. In 2003, the first manga magazine dedicated to yuri, Yuri Shimai, was launched, this was followed by its revival Comic Yuri Hime, launched after the former was discontinued in 2004.

As a genre, yuri content does not inherently target a single gender demographic unlike their counterparts yaoi and bara. Although yuri originated in female-targeted works, today it is featured in male-targeted ones as well. Yuri manga from male-targeted magazines include titles such as Kannazuki no Miko and Strawberry Panic!, as well as those from Comic Yuri Hime's male-targeted sister magazine, Comic Yuri Hime S, launched in 2007. The word yuri means "lily", is a common Japanese feminine name. In 1976, Bungaku Itō, editor of Barazoku, a magazine geared towards gay men, first used the term yurizoku in reference to female readers in the title of a column of letters called Yurizoku no heya, it is unclear. Not all women whose letters appeared in this short-lived column were lesbians, but some were and an association developed. For example, the tanbi magazine Allan began running a Yuri Tsūshin personal ad column in July 1983 for "lesbiennes" to communicate. Along the way, many dōjinshi circles incorporated the name "Yuri" or "Yuriko" into lesbian-themed hentai dōjinshi, the "zoku" or "tribe" portion of this word was subsequently dropped.

Since the meaning has drifted from its pornographic connotation to describe the portrayal of intimate love, sex, or the intimate emotional connections between women. As of 2009, the term yuri is used in Japan to mean the depiction of attraction between women in manga and related entertainment media, as well as the genre of stories dealing with this content; the wasei-eigo construction "Girls Love" spelled "Girl's Love" or "Girls' Love", or abbreviated as "GL", is used with this meaning. Yuri is a form of fanspeak amongst fans, but its usage by authors and publishers has increased since 2005; the term "Girls Love", on the other hand, is used by the publishers. In North America, yuri had been used to denote only the most explicit end of the spectrum, deemed as a variety of hentai. Following the pattern of shōnen-ai, a term in use in North America to describe content involving relationships between men which does not feature sexually explicit scenes, Western fans coined the term shōjo-ai to describe yuri without explicit sex.

In Japan, the term shōjo-ai is not used with this meaning, instead tends to denote pedophilia, with a similar meaning to the term lolicon. The Western use of yuri has broadened in the 2000s. American publishing companies such as ALC Publishing and Seven Seas Entertainment have adopted the Japanese usage of the term to classify their yuri manga publications. Among the first Japanese authors to produce works about love between women was Nobuko Yoshiya, a novelist active in the Taishō and Shōwa periods of Japan. Yoshiya was a pioneer in Japanese lesbian literature, including the early twentieth century Class S genre; these kinds of stories depict lesbian attachments as intense yet platonic relationships, destined to be curtailed by graduation from school, marriage, or death. The root of this genre is in part the contemporary belief that same-sex love was a transitory and normal part of female development leading into heterosexuality and motherhood. Class S stories in particular tell of strong emotional bonds between schoolgirls, a mutual crush between an upperclassman and an underclassman.

Around the 1970s, yuri began to appear in shōjo manga, presenting some of the characteristics found in the lesbian literature of the early twentieth century. This early yuri features an older looking, more sophisticated woman, a younger, more awkward admirer; the two deal with some sort of unfortunate schism between their families, when rumors of their lesbian relationship spread, they are received as a scandal. The outcome is a tragedy, with the more sophisticated girl somehow dying at the end. In general, the yuri manga of this time could not avoid a tragic ending. Ryoko Yamagishi's Shiroi Heya no Futari, the first manga involving a lesbian relationship, is a prime example, as it was "prototypical" for many yuri stories of the 1970s and 1980s, it is in the 1970s that shōjo manga began to deal with transsexualism and transvestism, sometimes depicting female characters as manly looking, inspired by the women pl

Rico Carty

Ricardo Adolfo Jacobo Carty is a Dominican former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as an outfielder in a career that spanned from 1963 to 1979. Nicknamed "Beeg Boy", he was the 1970 National League batting champion with a.366 average and made his only All-Star appearance that season. Carty was one of the earliest Dominicans to play in MLB. However, his career was marked by battles with injuries and with teammates. In his 15 seasons, he played for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs of the National League, the Oakland Athletics, Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers in the American League, he represented the Dominican Republic at the 1959 Pan American Games. Carty signed a contract with the Milwaukee Braves as a free agent in 1959. While he was an excellent hitter, he had poor defensive skills. A catcher, Carty was converted into an outfielder in order to lessen his defensive liabilities and to get his bat into the everyday lineup. After four years in the minor leagues, Carty made an impressive major league debut in 1964, finishing second to Roberto Clemente in the National League Batting Championship with a.330 batting average, finishing the season as runner-up to Dick Allen in the 1964 National League Rookie of the Year Award ballot.

He continued to hit over.300 for the next three seasons but faltered in 1967, slumping to a.255 batting average in part due to a separated shoulder. Carty missed the entire 1968 season while battling with tuberculosis, he recovered in 1969 with a.342 batting average, helping the Braves win the National League Western Division title, the franchise's first post-season berth since the 1958 World Series, finishing 13th in the National League Most Valuable Player Award voting. The Braves would lose to the "Miracle" Mets in the 1969 National League Championship Series. Carty had his best season in 1970 when he hit 25 home runs with 101 runs batted in and, won the National League Batting Championship with a.366 batting average, the highest average in the major leagues since Ted Williams recorded a.388 batting average in 1957. Despite not appearing on the All-Star ballot, he was voted to be a starting outfielder for the National League as a write-in candidate in the 1970 All-Star Game, playing alongside Hank Aaron and Willie Mays in the outfield.

It would be the only All-Star appearance of his career. Carty compiled a 31-game hitting streak in 1970, he was named NL Player of the Month in May with a.448 batting average, 7 home runs, 22 RBI, finished 10th in the 1970 National League Most Valuable Player Award voting. A crushed knee injury suffered during the Dominican Winter Baseball season meant Carty would miss another entire season in 1971, he only managed a. 277 batting average. By Carty had worn out his welcome with the Braves management as well as his teammates, having been involved in fights with Hank Aaron and Ron Reed. In October 1972, he was traded to the Texas Rangers to fill the role of the newly adopted designated hitter. Carty had difficulty adjusting to the hitting-only position, hitting for only a.232 average before being traded in mid-season to the Chicago Cubs. While with the Cubs, he had a personality clash with their star third baseman, Ron Santo, forcing the team to trade Carty to the Oakland Athletics one month later.

With a combined.229 batting average for the three teams, Carty was released by the Athletics in December 1973 and, it seemed as if his career might be over. In 1974 he signed to play with the Cafeteros de Córdoba in the Mexican Baseball League. In August 1974, the Cleveland Indians signed him to be their designated hitter. Carty's career was rejuvenated with Cleveland, posting a.308 batting average with 64 runs batted in during the 1975 season and, improving to a.310 batting average with 83 runs batted in for the 1976 season. In 1977, his batting average dropped to.280 however, he still produced 80 runs batted in. In March 1978 the Indians traded Carty to the Toronto Blue Jays; the Blue Jays traded him to the Oakland Athletics in August of that year. At the age of 39, he hit for 99 runs batted in. After being granted free agency in November 1978, he signed a contract to play for the Blue Jays, hitting.256 with 12 home runs and 55 RBI in 132 games before retiring at the end of 1979 at the age of 40.

In a fifteen-year major league career, Carty played in 1,651 games, accumulating 1,677 hits in 5,606 at bats for a.299 career batting average along with 204 home runs, 890 runs batted in and a.369 on-base percentage. He ended his career with a.974 fielding percentage. During his career, he played as a catcher, first baseman, third baseman and designated hitter. One of the early major leaguers out of the baseball-rich Dominican Republic, Carty was committed to helping the developing nation. In the 1964–65 off-season, as the country reeled between rapid governmental transitions and militarism, he undertook a trip with Catholic Relief Services to his home country, on a mission to deliver clothing and supplies. In 1996 he gained induction into the Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame as part of their first class. List of Major League Baseball batting champions Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference, or Retrosheet

Anthony Williams (comics)

Anthony Williams is a Welsh comic book artist. He broke into comics at Marvel UK, drawing for the series Action Force, The Real Ghostbusters and Transformers, among others. Subsequent British work has included the venerable science fiction comic 2000 AD, for which he has drawn features including Kola Commandos, Mean Arena, PJ Maybe and Robo-Hunter, his best-known work includes DC Comics' Doctor Fate series Fate. Williams has additionally drawn issues of comics starring Batman, Spider-Man and Scooby-Doo, with notable work that includes Marvel's Squadron Supreme: New World Order bookshelf-format one-shot. Williams additionally works as a commercial artist on national and international advertising and marketing campaigns; the Real Ghostbusters: A Hard Day's Fright Who You Gonna Call? Which Witch Is Which? This Ghost Is Toast! Judge Dredd: "Wot I Did During Necropolis" "The Magic Mellow Out" "The Kinda Dead Man" "PJ & the Mock-Choc Factory" "A Man Called Greener" "Trial by Gunfire" "Blaster Buddy" "C-H-A-M-P!"

"Dead Ringer" "Cold Comfort" "Star Drekk: A Space Fantasy" "One of our simps is missing" "Visiting Hour" "Fitness Test" Judge Anderson: "Exorcise Duty" Robo-Hunter: "Escape from Bisleyland" "Aces of Slades" Kola Kommandos Mean Arena: "Mean Arena" Hokum & Hex #1–9 Big Dave: "Costa del Chaos" Babe Race 2000 "Babe Race 2000" "Bounty Hunter Mom" Fate #0–22 Sinister Dexter: "Curl Up And Die" "Max Vactor" "Slay Bells in the Snow" "Places to go, people to do" "Pros and Cons" "Normal Service" "Life is an Open Casket " "Yer Ass From Yer Elbow" Mean Machine: "Close Encounters of the Mean Kind" Batman: "Two Faces" Superman: "The Superman Monster" Tharg's Future Shocks: "Decontamination Procedure" The V. C.s: "Look on the Bright Side" "Escher's Well" "Shotgun" "Tickover" "Bystander" "Green" "E & E" "M. I. A." "Charon" "Down" "Old Soldiers" "Mail Call" Island of TerrorBattle of Iwo Jima Fight to the Death – Battle of Guadalcanal Anthony Williams at the Grand Comics Database Anthony Williams at the Comic Book DB Anthony Williams at the Big Comic Book DataBase Anthony Williams at 2000 AD online Interview with The Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators Comiclopedia entry

Priyanka Bakaya

Priyanka Bakaya is an Australian-American entrepreneur. She founded Renewlogy, a clean energy company which converts plastic waste into fuel, serves as its chief executive officer. Bakaya grew up in Australia, her mother worked as her father was a financial services entrepreneur. Bakaya is of Kashmiri descent; as a child, she developed her interest in science through interacting with Percy Kean, an inventor who developed solutions for clean energy and was close to her family. Bakaya attended Stanford University for her undergraduate education in economics and technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology for an MBA. After graduating from Stanford, she took a position as an energy research analyst at Lehman in New York City. Kean died in 2007. Bakaya decided to apply Kean's discoveries and found PK Clean in 2009, applying to MIT to give her the skills necessary to found the business; the company's name was derived from Kean's initials. She started working with co-founder Benjamin Coates in 2011, when they were Lightspeed Venture Fellows in California.

In 2012, PK Clean moved to Salt Lake City, where it set up a facility with the capacity to convert 20,000 pounds of non-recycled plastic to 60 barrels of oil each day and zero toxic emissions, using the depolymerization process. Renewlogy uses a continuous system of plastics, which saves energy by eliminating the need to reheat the system to the high temperature necessary for conversion; the company was awarded MIT's Clean Energy Prize in 2011 and third place in the Rice University Business Plan Super Bowl. That year, Bakaya was the recipient of the $10,000 prize for female entrepreneurs at the Rice Business Plan Competition. In December 2012, Bakaya was featured by Forbes as one of its 30 Under 30 in the Energy category. In 2013, Fortune named Bakaya as one of its 40 Under 40 to watch. Bakaya was the North American Laureate for the Cartier Women's Initiative Award in 2013. In 2014, she was featured in Marie Claire as a One Woman Genius and in Elle as 12 Genius Young Women Shaping the Future.

In 2015, she gave a TEDx talk on the Power of Waste. In 2016, she won money from Steve Case as part of his Rise of the Rest Tour. In 2018, she was recognized in the Waste Industry's 40 Under 40 list by Waste360


Sapian the Municipality of Sapian, sometimes spelled Sapi-an, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Capiz, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 25,821 people, it is 27 kilometres from the provincial capital. Sapian Bay, situated in the northern part of the municipality is geographically joined with Capiz Bay; the 30 km² Sapian and Capiz shallow sea bays has extensive intertidal mudflats, sandy beaches, mangrove swamps, estuaries of several small rivers, associated coastal lagoons and marshes. Sapian Bay which opens up to the Sibuyan Sea is a source of livelihood for many Sapianons. Marine produce from Sapian Bay include green mussels "tahong", oyster "talaba", lobster and different species of fish,and clams. Many lands near sea water were developed into fishponds that produce milkfish and crabs. Another source of livelihood is agriculture. Carpets of rice fields and flowers can be seen as one travels through Sapian along the national road which connect Roxas City to Iloilo and Aklan.

The ricefield along the national road are disappearing to give way to housing developments. Sapian's main agricultural produce are rice and coconuts. In the center of town is a well-maintained park known as the plaza, it is the venue of many celebrations during the town fiesta. The people of Sapian show lavish cultural and religious celebrations from July 22 to 26 each year in honour of their patron saint Santa Ana. Few meters away from the plaza is the municipal hall. Next to it is the barangay health clinic. Nearby is Sapian Elementary School, two big churches, the Catholic Church and the Aglipayan Church, the public market. About one kilometre from the town center is Sapian National High School and Capiz State University Sapian Campus. Sapian is politically subdivided into 10 barangays. Agsilab Agtatacay Norte Agtatacay Sur Bilao Damayan Dapdapan Lonoy Majanlud Maninang Poblacion In the 2015 census, the population of Sapian was 25,821 people, with a density of 250 inhabitants per square kilometre or 650 inhabitants per square mile.

Capiznon and Hiligaynon are the main languages of Sapian, but Aklanon is spoken and understood due to its proximity to Aklan. The Original Website of Sapian Philippine Standard Geographic Code Philippine Census Information

Walter A. Brown

Walter A. Brown was the founder and original owner of the Boston Celtics as well as an important figure in the development of ice hockey in the United States, he was born in Hopkinton and attended Boston Latin from 1922 to 1923 and Phillips Exeter Academy from 1923 to 1926. After succeeding his father, George V. Brown, as manager of the Boston Garden, he stated his belief that, "Boston should have a basketball team." Taking a mortgage out on his home, he founded the Celtics in 1945. He helped to found the Basketball Association of America in 1946, was instrumental in merging the BAA and the National Basketball League into the National Basketball Association in 1949. Brown ran the Celtics as a subsidiary of the Boston Garden-Arena Corporation until 1950, when he bought the team in his own name and took on former Providence Steamrollers owner Lou Pieri as a minority partner, he oversaw the transformation of the Celtics into a dynasty, as they won six championships in the seven years before his death.

He is buried in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery in Massachusetts. Brown was the President of the Boston Athletic Association from 1941 to 1964. In 1951 during the height of the Korean War, Brown denied Koreans entry into the Boston Marathon, he stated: "While American soldiers are fighting and dying in Korea, every Korean should be fighting to protect his country instead of training for marathons. As long as the war continues there, we positively will not accept Korean entries for our race on April 19." Brown played an important role in the development of hockey. In February 1940, Brown and eight other arena managers organized the Ice Capades. In 1951, he bought the financially strapped Boston Bruins, he served as the president of the International Ice Hockey Federation from 1954 to 1957. Brown was honored by having the NBA championship trophy named after him after he died in 1964, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1962, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1965, IIHF Hall of Fame in 1997, its inaugural year.

Walter A. Brown Trophy Walter Brown Arena Biographical information and career statistics from Legends of Hockey