Applying the number and stars on one of the trophy “Panthers” platoon guard Lieutenant Sotnikov.

3 of the tank “Panther” from softwarevisio SS “Viking” was captured by the tankers of the 2nd tank battalion guards captain of the GSS V. A. Potapova from the composition of the 59th guards tank brigade of Lublin during the battle at Jasienica 18 Aug 1944. Repainted the captured technology was a few days transferred to 62 GW. TP, in the company of senior Lieutenant Sotnikov.
The success of the brig

侵食レンアイ (Shinshoku Renai)

Bullet must really be into yanderes these days, because the theme of their newest series, comprised of three volumes, will revolve around relationships that become warped in some way—whether it’s due to jealousy, obsession, or plain desire. ( • v • );;

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Guess who finally has a stats sheet?

-Senior Councilor Emerald-
Gem: Emerald
Gem Placement: Right Eye
Gender: Genderless
Pronouns: she/her
Romantic Orientation: Aromantic
Height: 12′
Weapon: Fountain Pen
Ability: She has limited telekinetic ability, which only applies to herself and her weapon - she can not telekinetically move anything else. She also has the ability to stop time temporarily and move ‘outside the bounds of time’, but it requires quite a bit of concentration and energy, so she uses it sparingly.
Likes: Working, her job, teasing, loyalty, numbers, success, academics, progress, efficiency, getting things done
Dislikes: Not working, disloyalty, rebellion, Rose Quartz, errors
Hobbies: Filing paperwork, investigating problems, researching, reading reports, studying, sharpening the mind, being of value to country and leader(s), accounting, fixing things
Relationships:   None: “Work is of more importance.” - Emerald (probably, at some point)
Personality:  “the pen is mightier than the sword, but it is the tongue that wages true war.” - Emerald.

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“Body Love” - Mather Dance Company, senior open large group, 3rd place and a Grand Slam score, American League, Hall of Fame Dance, Ontario CA, April 2016
★ Choreography by Shannon Mather
☆ Dancers ☆ Simone Cameresi, Raegan Kirby, Claire Knoebel, Audrey Lee, (Autumn Miller), Alexis Rosenstrauch, Sarah Shepard, Madelyne Spang, Jessalyn Ward, Calysta Westlake
Body Love ~ Mary Lambert


I have been requested to share this dance here since it was recently removed from all youtube channels due to a change in the usage rights of the music (it’s now blocked in all countries). One of my all time favourite dances, and if you never had the chance to watch while it was on youtube nows your chance!

J. Jackson
1st Overall (tied with their group “Heroes” for highest scoring routine of the entire comp)
Senior Super Group
Canadian Dance Company (Oakville)
Showstoppers East Coast Finals, SC

Dancers: Ashley Borg, Tyler Hutchings, Addyson Nutzenberger, Agnieszka Divecha, Ava Paulino, Briar Nolet, Brynn Levitt, Devon Brown, Hannah Shikatani, Heidee Schreiber, Jennifer Taylor, Jessy Lipke, Jordan Lipke, Katrina Khachi, Kirsten Delacruz, Kristin Del Duca, Melissa Burzese, Myles Erlick, Nick Moustakas, Shaila Zulfikar, Tanner Matthews, Taylor Lys

Home For The Holidays AU:

Clarke had one best friend since she was little, Bellamy Blake from the house next door. They grew up together, did everything together in the small town of Ark. Their friends played a game of who would confess their feelings first. Bellamy did and she kissed him for the first time their freshman year of high school. Everything was great until he got discovered by a record company their senior year, Clarke chose to stay and he chose to go. 

Almost seven years later, Bellamy Blake is back in town for the holidays. He’s famous, wealthy, could have any choice of girl he wants yet there he was, on his high school sweethearts door step in the middle of a snowy December. He wasnt sure why but his heart was racing too…


Four Lasers Over Paranal

First light for the Four Laser Guide Star Facility on ESO’s Very Large Telescope

On 26 April 2016 ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile hosted an event to mark the first light for the four powerful lasers that form a crucial part of the adaptive optics systems on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. Attendees were treated to a spectacular display of cutting-edge laser technology against the majestic skies of Paranal. These are the most powerful laser guide stars ever used for astronomy and the event marks the first use of multiple laser guide stars at ESO.

ESO staff were present for the event, along with senior representatives of the companies that have manufactured the different components of the new system.

The Four Laser Guide Star Facility (4LGSF) shines four 22-watt laser beams into the sky to create artificial guide stars by making sodium atoms in the upper atmosphere glow so that they look just like real stars [1]. The artificial stars allow the adaptive optics systems to compensate for the blurring caused by the Earth’s atmosphere and so that the telescope can create sharp images. Using more than one laser allows the turbulence in the atmosphere to be mapped in far greater detail to significantly improve the image quality over a larger field of view.

The Four Laser Guide Star Facility is an example of how ESO enables European industry to lead complex research and development projects. The fibre laser used by the 4LGSF is also one of the most successful transfers of ESO technology to industry.

TOPTICA, the German main contractor, was responsible for the laser system and provided the oscillator, the frequency doubler, and the system control software. Wilhelm Kaenders, president of TOPTICA, said: “TOPTICA has enjoyed the collaboration with ESO tremendously. It is not only the personal thrill of being engaged with astronomy, an old passion, again, and working with very clever ESO technologists; it is also the inspiration that we have received for our own commercial product development.” [2]

MPBC of Canada provided the fibre laser pumps and Raman amplifiers, which are based on an ESO licensed patent. Jane Bachynski, President of MPB Communications Inc. said: “MPBC is proud to have worked with ESO in the development of Raman fibre amplifiers to much higher powers, allowing MPBC to bring this technology to the stars. This event marks the culmination of many years of hard work on behalf of all involved.” [3]

TNO in the Netherlands manufactured the optical tube assemblies, which expand the laser beams and direct them into the sky. Paul de Krom, CEO of TNO, said: “TNO valued the cooperative working environment during the development of the optical tube assemblies and looks forward to the opportunity to work with ESO and the other partners in the 4LGSF project in the future.” [4]

The 4LGSF is part of the Adaptive Optics Facility on Unit Telescope 4 of the VLT, designed specifically to provide the adaptive optics systems GALACSI/MUSE and GRAAL/HAWK-I with four sodium laser guide stars. With this new facility, Paranal Observatory continues to have the most advanced and the largest number of adaptive optics systems in operation today.

The 4LGSF lasers were developed by ESO with industry and have already been procured, among others, by the Keck Observatory (which contributed to the industrial laser development cost along with the European Commission) and the Subaru Telescope. In the future these industrial lasers will also feature on the telescopes at the Gemini Observatory and will be the preferred choice for several other observatories and extremely large telescope projects.

The new techniques developed for the Four Laser Guide Star Facility pave the way for the adaptive optics system of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), the world’s biggest eye on the sky.


[1] The 4LGSF is the second generation laser guide star facility, built by ESO for the Adaptive Optics Facility on the UT4 VLT telescope. The two critical long-lead items for the 4LGSF, the laser system and the optical tube assemblies for the laser launch telescope systems have been procured from industry. The fibre Raman laser technology, on which the 4LGSF laser system is based, has been developed at ESO, patented and licensed to industry.

[2] This project has allowed TOPTICA to extend its products into a new wavelength and output power regime. It now produces the SodiumStar 20/2, which is recognised as a quasi-standard for existing and planned telescopes around the world. All next generation extremely large telescope projects, for example, use the SodiumStar laser as their baseline. During the seven years of collaboration with ESO the company has grown from 80 people to more than 200 today.

[3] MPBC’s collaboration with ESO has also generated an additional benefit, in the form of an offshoot product line of single frequency amplification products at virtually any wavelength, supporting novel applications for the scientific and commercial research community.

[4] The developments by TNO also involved contributions from many suppliers from the Netherlands (Vernooy, Vacutech, Rovasta, Schott Benelux, Maxon Motor Benelux, IPS technology, Sensordata and WestEnd) and other international companies (RMI, Qioptiq, Laser Components, Carl Zeiss, GLP, Faes, Farnell, Eriks and Pfeiffer). The knowledge and technologies advanced by working with ESO feed into TNO’s Dutch and European partners, in fields including astronomy, communications, semiconductor manufacturing, medical devices, space science and Earth observation.

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ESO is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organisation in Europe and the world’s most productive ground-based astronomical observatory by far. It is supported by 16 countries: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, along with the host state of Chile. ESO carries out an ambitious programme focused on the design, construction and operation of powerful ground-based observing facilities enabling astronomers to make important scientific discoveries. ESO also plays a leading role in promoting and organising cooperation in astronomical research. ESO operates three unique world-class observing sites in Chile: La Silla, Paranal and Chajnantor. At Paranal, ESO operates the Very Large Telescope, the world’s most advanced visible-light astronomical observatory and two survey telescopes. VISTA works in the infrared and is the world’s largest survey telescope and the VLT Survey Telescope is the largest telescope designed to exclusively survey the skies in visible light. ESO is a major partner in ALMA, the largest astronomical project in existence. And on Cerro Armazones, close to Paranal, ESO is building the 39-metre European Extremely Large Telescope, the E-ELT, which will become “the world’s biggest eye on the sky”.


“Dope” - Mather Dance Company senior small group makes top 5 and receives a Crystal Award score at the 2014 Showstopper Anaheim II regional using Hope Murphy’s live acoustic cover of the song by Lady Gaga. Choreography by Blake McGrath.

☆ Dancers ☆ Julia Franzese, Alexis Rosenstrauch, Chloe Wilson, Lonni Olson, Nicole Smith, Michelle Spang, Simone Cameresi 

A statement.

[originally posted 3.30.15]

Good morning.

The info ban was just lifted today, so I can say I’ll be playing the sixth in the currently running “Shuriken Sentai Ninninger”, Starninger, Kinji Takigawa.

I was finally able to get it off my chest and tell all of you. (laugh)

And it was the first time I made a news article solo.
I’m very happy and excited!!

A shot from the interview.

Thank you, Sankei Sports.

According to my mom, I’ve loved hero shoes from before I even had self-awareness, especially Super Sentai, and watched them even longer than my little brother, who’s four years behind me.

I have especially fond memories of Gaoranger and Hurricanger.

I never thought I’d be a part of one of those series at that point.

But then when I entered this industry, a dream of becoming one of those heroes started to come to light.

Some of my company seniors - Matsuzaki-san, Suda-san, Aiba-san - all had that experience, and I wanted to be a hero too! …that kind of feeling surged up in me, and it changed from being a dream into a goal.

When I was auditioning for the part of Starninger, I had to imagine myself, and when I was watching the on-air bit of Ninninger the thought of myself in the middle of it just popped into my head.

It was really strange.

And it’s such an honor to be a part of the 40th anniversary of the Super Sentai series.

I was a part of the Tenimyu anniversary too, so I’m just a lucky guy.

Now that Tawada has decided to do this, I’ll put my full power into making it interesting and getting into even more things.

Standing here at my goal and at the entrance to a whole new stage, I have to owe it to the fans that have given me their warm feelings, watched over me, and never stopped cheering me on.

If it wasn’t for all of you I wouldn’t be standing at this new turning point.

To carry out this show, to be an expressive person providing you all with a variety of entertainment, to put myself into a lot of things, to grow, so that I’ll never forget my original intentions, and so that everyone will know me as the proud actor Tawada Hideya, I’ll devote myself to it.

As I would have when I were little, so that I can make the kids smile and dream, so that I can make many people love my very own Ninninger, I’ll love Starninger and Kinji Takigawa more than anyone else, and play him with pride.

Please support me in Shuriken Sentai Ninninger.

Shunsuke, Gaku, Kai-chan, Yano-chan, Kasumin, let’s get along well!!

I’ll do my best to always be myself and not forget to be grateful.

Well then, that’s all for today!


“Escape” - Canadian Dance Company, senior large group contemporary, 4th place, Showstopper East Coast Finals, Myrtle Beach SC, July 2015 

☆ Dancers ☆ Devon Brown, Kirsten Delacruz, Myles Erlick, Katrina Khachi, Brynn Levitt, Jessy Lipke, Jordan Lipke, Taylor Lys, Tanner Matthews, Nick Moustakas, Briar Nolet, Hannah Shikatani, Jennifer Taylor

♫  Anything Yet & Malankov’s Penthouse ~ Nathaniel Méchaly

Okay so we’re all under the impression that Owen and Claire of course leave the island with all the other guests after the incident, but what if as a result of both Masrani and Hoskin’s death, the most senior member of the company must stay behind to oversee the immediate clean-up and recapture - a certain Ms Claire Dearing. Owen straight-up refuses to leave her and they spend the next night huddled together in the ‘safe area’ with the ACU reinforcements just talking for hours and hours and eventually falling asleep in each other’s arms PLEASE someone stop me