God of War (Chinese: 蕩宼風雲) is a 2017 Chinese historical war film directed by Gordon Chan and starring Vincent Zhao, Sammo Hung, and Yasuaki Kurata. It was released in the United States in Mandarin and Japanese with English subtitles on June 2, 2017. The plot is based on general Qi Jiguang's suppression of the wokou pirates during the Ming dynasty.
Determined not to allow the Japanese to escape, Qi and his forces attack the Japanese as they are loading onto their ships. Commander Kumasawa sends Lord Imagawa to safety before making a last stand, personally dueling General Qi before being defeated and committing suicide. The film ends with General Qi's wife waiting for her husband, going inside of their home as she waits for his arrival.
Thor: Love and Thunder is a 2022 superhero space opera romantic comedy film from Marvel Studios. It is the 29th feature film, 13th Phase Four installment, and 36th installment overall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as the fourth Thor film. Taika Waititi from Thor: Ragnarok returns as director.
The film stars returning MCU actors Chris Hemsworth as Thor Odinson, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster / the Mighty Thor, Tessa Thompson as King Valkyrie, Jaimie Alexander as Sif, Taika Waititi as Korg, and Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan and Sean Gunn as the Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as new cast members Russell Crowe as Zeus and Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher.
A three-piece thrash metal band from Waipu, New Zealand, formed in 2010 by brothers Henry and Lewis de Jong, who named the band Alien Weaponry after watching the film District 9. The band consists of Lewis de Jong (b. 2002, guitar and vocals), Henry de Jong (b. 2000, drums), and since August 2020, bass guitar player Tūranga Morgan-Edmonds, who repaced Ethan Trembath (b. 2003). The great great great grandfather of Henry and Lewis, Te Ahoaho, lost his life in the battle of Pukehinahina. Maori is songwriter Lewis's first language and both he and Henry attended Kura Kaupapa Maori. The band has been performing in Te Reo since 2015.
New Zealand decided in 2003 to replace its existing fleet of M113 armored personnel carriers, purchased in the 1960s, with the NZLAV, and the M113s were decommissioned by the end of 2004. An agreement made to sell the M113s via an Australian weapons dealer in February 2006 had to be cancelled when the US State Department refused permission for New Zealand to sell the M113s under a contract made when the vehicles were initially purchased. The replacement of the M113s with the General Motors LAV III (NZLAV) led to a review in 2001 on the purchase decision-making by New Zealand's auditor-general. The review found shortcomings in the defence acquisition process, but not in the eventual vehicle selection.In 2010, the government said it would look at the possibility of selling 35 LAVs, around a third of the fleet, as being surplus to requirements.
On 4 September 2010, in the aftermath of the 2010 Canterbury Earthquake, the New Zealand Defence Force deployed to the worst affected areas of Christchurch to aid in relief efforts and assist NZ police in enforcing a night time curfew at the request of Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker and Prime Minister John Key. 2b1af7f3a8