A tag-team effort between Rocksteady and WB Games, the Batman: Arkham game series based on the Dark Knight is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2019! The second entry in the series, Batman: Arkham City enjoyed record success, making it one of the most acclaimed superhero games of all times and landing it in the Guiness Book of World Records. As a representative of the series, this reproduction of Batman from Arkham City is the perfect way to celebrate the series’ tenth anniversary! Batman is posed in an image that was often seen during promotions for the game, standing poised and ready to attack. In his right hand, the hero holds a Batarang that can be switched out for the included Grapple Gun. Features: 6.29 inches (16cm) Made of plastic Limited edition 10th Anniversary of the Arkham Series Based on the Arkham City game Posed in an image that was often seen during promotions for the game Box Contents: Batman statue Batarang hand Grapple Gun hand
Following the success of the Teen Titans Multi-Part Statue, DC Collectibles is back with a new line of combinable statues, this time featuring the Bat-Family! This new set features five statues that can be posed individually or combined into a massive showpiece. The second piece of this set is the Darknight Damsel, Batgirl! Bounding into the Gotham City sky atop a gargoyle with a grapnel gun in her hand, Batgirl is ready for any challenge the night may bring her. This polyresin statue is a standout by itself, but when combined with the rest of the Bat Family statues, Batgirl becomes an enviable piece of a collector's showcase. Limited to 5,000 pieces. Statue measures 21 cm tall. Sculpted By Chris Dahlberg.
Lieutenant Colonel James Rhodes, Tony Stark's best friend, also known for the armour codenamed War Machine uses once again the Iron Patriot armour in Avengers: Endgame. After joining Captain America and other Avengers to fight against Thanos' forces, his War Machine armour was damaged in combat, prompting the hero to activate the second and most powerful version of the Iron Patriot. In combat he takes action alongside Rocket, an anthropomorphic raccoon and a surviving member of the Guardians of the Galaxy after Infinity War. With the voice of Bradley Cooper, Rocket is master in weapons and an excellent pilot and strategist. In this 1/10 BDS Art Scale version, Iron Studios brings both characters in a huge, dynamic and very detailed statue that joins Avengers Endgame diorama. Features: Limited edition Based on original movie references Made in polystone Hand painted This statue is part of a battle diorama based on the Avengers: Endgame movie.
This is the story of two small town childhood sweethearts from the 1950s, on the verge of graduating high school and becoming man and wife, when suddenly, heartbreaking tragedy tears their world apart. Now, with a broken destiny and an unplanned future that does not include each other, life continues to run in the wrong direction for both Jack Masters and Lillian Maxwell. Incredibly, though, this is also a story of love redeemed and a destiny ultimately fulfilled. Regardless of the fact that it has been almost half a century, and that a distance of over 10,000 miles separates the two, fate has supernaturally reconnected the couple, proving once again that it is never too late for a second chance at happiness. The story of Jack and Lillian is filled with teenage optimism, young love, tragedy, and hopelessness, but surprisingly, it culminates in absolute amazement and joy. With both a modern day setting as well as historical flashbacks, which include a number of 1950s rock and roll music legends, this story of hearts rescued, and lovers reunited, will draw you in and capture your heart. Tom DiFrancesca writes from the heart, passionately. He has experienced a great deal of both love and tragic loss in his lifetime. A parent should never have to bury one of their children and that hurt never fully leaves them. Hearts should never be broken but the author has been on the losing end of that deal, several times, as well. On the other hand, reuniting with a childhood sweetheart is not something that is limited to romance fiction, not by a long shot. The author has recently lived and breathed that experience for himself and he will now forever be a very thankful and happy man. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nancy Isaacs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014300/bk_acx0_014300_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Der Römer Donato Dozzy (Afterhour-DJ der Panorama Bar, Voices From The Lake) ist inzwischen einer der Superstars in der Nische zwischen Ambient, Dub und Techno.Der Römer ist seit den späten 80ern als DJ aktive seine ersten Maxi-Releases erscheinen erst 2004. In Berlin steigt er zum Afterhour-Resident-DJ in der noch jungen Panorama Bar auf. Drei Jahre bleibt Dozzy in Berlin, verbessert seine Produktionstechniken, vernetzt sich bestens mit den Berghain-Künstlern und kehrt 2007 als in Kennerkreisen gefeierter Techno-DJ nach Italien zurück. Nach Maxi-Releases auf Mental Groove, Curle Recordings und Mule Electronique erschien 2010 mit K sein erstes Album, gefolgt vom Longplayer seines zusammen mit dem Produzenten Neel gestarteten Projekts Voices From The Lake. Bei den Releases von Dozzy klingen trotz aller Abstraktion immer auch seine Psychedelic-Wurzeln, die Vorliebe für The Who, mit an. Seine Tracks lassen sich irgendwo zwischen Ambient, Dub und Techno verorten. Diese Genres bilden die Fixpunkte in den DJ-Sets von Donato Dozzy, die ihre graduellen Veränderungen auszeichnen und die einen ausgeprägt hypnotischen Charakter entfalten. The Loud Silence widmet sich als Konzeptalbum einem Instrument: Der Maultrommel. In April of this year, Donato Dozzy took a set of mouth harps back to his parent's house in the Italian countryside and set about exploring the possibilities of that most basic of instruments. The mouth harp had been calling to Dozzy ever since childhood, when he had discovered the marranzano on a holiday in Sicily with this parents at the tail end of the 1970s. Almost four decades later, Dozzy had begun to see in this peculiar, ancient sound, the roots of the music he'd been making and playing in clubs all these years. It was time to find out how far he could trace it all back. The Loud Silence is the result of those explorations, an accompanied deep-dive into childhood memory, social history and the roots of psychedelia. Recorded indoors and outdoors, half-way up mountains and on the edge of the Mediterranean sea, the record is meditative but also powerful. Dozzy has distilled his ideas into an incredibly intimate sound, one that invites an inverted sort of exploration, pushing you further and further into your own head. Each track maintains an inviolable central pulse, while delicate, fluttering sounds hint at vast spaces that might open up at any minute - they're just waiting for you to connect with them. Field recordings hover below the resonating harps, adding to the mysterious atmosphere. Tracks like 'The Loud Silence' and 'Downhill to the Sea' are wrapped up in simple rhythms, their strict throb drawing you deeper and deeper into the primitive sound. Where so much of today's trance-inducing music is mechanical, born of grids and microchips, The Loud Silence pulses with the presence of the human body. As Dozzy says, The hand gives the tempo, together with the breath. It's all about the mouth, the ears, the hands. The organic physicality of the sound, made in concert with the body itself, generates a primal response in the listener, an undeniably visceral understanding, an empathetic resonance. When you play such an instrument, you'll feel all your bones vibrating to the sound in a sort of chain reaction! says Dozzy. It becomes an emotional and physical clean up. In Italy, one of the ways to call the jew's harp is 'scacciapensieri', which literally means 'It kicks thoughts away'. The sound and its effects also carry with them a sense of history, of community and of social ritual. Trance states, whether shamanic rituals in the Amazon or DJ sets in dark night-clubs, have always relied on a social element, a communal understanding of what is going on, what is expected to happen. The Loud Silence is a personal album that speaks to this communal experience, that wonders implicitly why these ancient ideas of society and community have been so devalued today. In a moment where all individuals seem to act egoistically and not as a tribe, says Dozzy, This music gives me the sense of continuity with the past. Throughout history, states of altered consciousness have been religious, political, poetical or nihilistic, but rarely ever just a means of innocent entertainment. There is something inherently transgressive about removing the shackles of individual will and succumbing to something larger than yourself. Giving up your base desires and ambitions in favour of a sound, to submit yourself to something as simple and fleeting as vibrations in the air, the sound of some metal resonating in another person's mouth, is a way to communicate with the part of you which is in everyone else too. It's a way to reach both in and out at once, to the heart of what it is to be human on this planet. At a time when nations are burning and whole continents are on the edge of breaking apart, recognising the bonds that bring and hold people together, recognising that what we share is what truly defines us, couldn't be more important. The Loud Silence is Dozzy's second solo album, and it sees him return to Further Records, where he released his first solo LP, K, in 2010. On the surface, there might seem to be a world of difference between this record and K, but they share the same sense of dynamic movement within a limited sphere. It's not minimal exactly - it's hard to describe such a rich sound as minimal or reduced in any way - but it is music that gets the most out of a small, well-chosen set of tools. Like on the recent album Sintetizzatrice, a full-length collaboration with singer Anna Caragnano, and a forthcoming Further LP from Aquaplano studio partner Nuel, the ability to make a single element - voice, synthesizer, mouth-harp - the centre of a musical world is enthralling. The Loud Silence is a testament to this eagerness to unearth the historical and social resonances of lone instruments, to see what traditions, what emotions, lie hidden in the most familiar sounds. Anyone who has followed Dozzy's work over the years, whether the celebrated Voices from the Lake collaboration with Neel, the otherworldly mixes he's done for MNML SSGS and electronique.it, or particularly his album of Bee Mask remixes for the Spectrum Spools label, will see that The Loud Silence is a continuation of a life-long fascination with sound and its potential to bring people, times and places together. It's one more stunning chapter in a musical career that has never shirked the task of digging deep into the sounds that move us. This record is the first in a series exploring the depth of one instrument - next up in the series a solo record from Nuel that explores the Ekdahl Polygamist. TRACKS: 1. Personal Rock (5:03) 2. Cross Panorama (4:10) 3. The Loud Silence (4:09) 4. The Net (4:34) 5. For Arnaud (3:58) 6. Downhill to the Sea (6:08) 7. Concert for Sails (3:44) 8. Exit The Acropolis (6:04)
Language policy and usage in the post-communist region have continually attracted wide political, media, and expert attention since the disintegration of the USSR in 1991. How are these issues politicized in contemporary Estonia, Latvia, and Ukraine? This study presents a cross-cultural qualitative and quantitative analysis of publications in leading Russian-language blogs and news websites of these three post-Soviet states during the period of 2004–2017. The most notable difference observed between Ukraine and the two Baltic countries is that many Russian-writing users in Ukraine’s internet tend to support the position that the state language, i.e. Ukrainian, is discriminated against and needs special protection by the state, whereas the majority of the Russian-speaking commentators on selected Estonian and Latvian news websites advocate for introducing Russian as a second state language. Despite attempts of Ukraine’s government to Ukrainize public space, the position of Ukrainian is still perceived, even by many Russian-writing commentators and bloggers, as being ‘precarious’ and ‘vulnerable’. This became especially visible in debates after the Revolution of Dignity, when the number of supporters of the introduction of Russian as second state language significantly decreased. In the Russian-language sector of Estonian and Latvian news websites and blogs, in contrast, the majority of online users continually reproduce the image of ‘victims’ of nation-building. They often claim that their political, as well as economic rights, are significantly limited in comparison to ethnic Estonians and Latvians. The results of Maksimovtsova’s research illustrate that, notwithstanding differences between the Estonian as well as Latvian cases, on the one hand, and Ukraine, on the other, there is an ongoing process of convergence of debates in Ukraine to those held in the other two countries analyzed in terms of an increased degree of ‘discursive decommunization’ and ‘derussification’.
This book is mainly focus on Grand Naine which has been become one of the most popular varieties of Banana for commercial plantations.The moderate height allows easy harvesting and some resistance to wind throw.Because of its importance as a staple crop as well as a cash crop,much botanical research has focused around the Grand Naine. Despite such advantages,authentic information available on morphological, phenological and yield attributing variations is limited in banana plant.So that investigation was carried out on banana cv. Grand Naine.We recorded growth charac-ters such as leaf characters,pseudostem charact-ers,inflorescence or male bud,crop duration,yield & yield attributing characters likewise bunch weight,no. of hands, hand weight,no. of fruit on second hand,no. of fruits per bunch,fruit length, fruit diameter, fruit pedicel length,fruit pedicel width,fruit weight,fruit shape and fruit apex.We applied the dose of fertilization for each plant was fed with 10 kg FYM per plant should be applied as basal and the recommended dose of fertilizer of 300g N, 90 g P and 200 g K per plant.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Sir Yue-Kong Pao [Cantonese: ??? Pao Yue-Kong, Mandarin: ??? B?o Yù G?ng], often referred to as "Sir Y.K. Pao" or just "Y.K.", was the founder of Hong Kong's World-Wide Shipping Group which in the 20 years from purchasing its first second-hand ship in 1955 became by far the largest shipping company in the world with over 20 million metric tons deadweight (DWT). Astutely anticipating the seriousness of the shipping downturn starting in the late 1970s he drastically reduced his fleet and was able to pay off associated debt and raise cash to diversify his interests notably through the purchase of a controlling stake in The Hongkong and Kowloon Wharf and Godown Company Limited (now known as Wharf (Holdings)) and later Wheelock Marden giving an exposure to Hong Kong real estate, shipping terminals, retail, ferries and trams.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! "Radio Protector" is the only single taken from 65daysofstatic's second album, 2005's One Time for All Time. It was released in February 2006 on 7" vinyl only, and limited to 1500 copies, containing both the track and new B-side "Asphalt & Trouble". All copies are hand-stamped, hand-numbered and contain a lo-fi photocopied poster insert. As well as this, the first 1000 copies contain a unique polaroid photo taken by the band (all of these have titles, and these are found on the insert), and the remaining 500 copies contain a digital print of the 1001st polaroid. Although there are only 1500, the copies are numbered out of 3000. A gallery of all the polaroids can be viewed on their website. The music video was produced by Media Lounge.