Few characters have translated their comic book success to movie screens like Batman. Countless actors have taken up the cape and cowl over the years, from Adam West to Michael Keaton to Christian Bale to Kevin Conroy, in films that have earned billions of dollars and even Academy Awards. Just look at how breathlessly we’ve all be reporting about Robert Pattinson being the next actor to inhabit the role.So even though he’s a fictional comic book character and not a real cinematic actor, we can’t argue with the recent decision to give Batman his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.The politics of who gets a star on the Walk of Fame and how are a little sketchy, possibly involving payola. But regardless, Variety has the scoop on the next crop of winners, whittled down from a list of finalists by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Selection Committee. And Batman is on the list.Other notable winners include Julia Roberts, Spike Lee, Mahershala Ali, Chris Hemsworth, Andy Cohen, Wendy Williams, Christina Applegate, Terry Crews, 50 Cent, Alicia Keys, Billy Idol, Tanya Tucker, Billy Porter, and Dave Chappelle. Mark Hamill, an actor with plenty of Batman history as the most famous animated Joker voice, just got a star, too. Just in time for his return to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as a Force Ghost.So the next time you’re in Hollywood, look out for the Bat-Signal right beneath your feet. And if you want to celebrate Batman on the other side of the country, check out this recent New York City exhibit celebrating 80 years of Batman art. Stay on target Christian Bale Shares Cheeky Batsuit Advice for Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson Describes Trying on the Batsuit for First Time
Cathy Green of Washougal has multiple quilting projects going right now, but that’s not uncommon for a quilter.“You’ve gotta get out of the fabric that’s in front of your face and look at some other things every once in a while,” she said while examining the quilts on display at the Mountain Valley Grange hall in Amboy, hung as part of the North Clark County Historical Museum’s 12th annual quilt show.Dozens of quilts, from heirlooms to original compositions, with all manner of block patterns and fabric choices, were on display at the grange and museum over the weekend.Among the quilts on display was a loaned “crazy quilt” from the late 19th century to early 20th century. Crazy quilts are typically made with a complicated, seemingly haphazard patchwork of varying materials, and embellished with elaborate embroidery.Green said it was her first visit to the Amboy quilt show, and that seeing others’ work is a way to find inspiration or work through a problem.“It’s a new way to look at something that I’m working on or thinking about working on,” she said.It’s also nice to see that not everyone is perfect, Green said, and that there’s always room to keep trying and improve.
Multiple units responded and the driver, identified as Green, almost struck an AST vehicle while driving away. A pursuit ensued and spikes were deployed to affect the stop. Green was arrested without incident. The first incident took place at 3:25pm, a Trooper observed a brand-new GMC Sierra, still covered in shipping wrap, driving down Van Horn Road. Troopers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. Green, who had been arrested by Troopers earlier in the evening, was still wearing his FCC yellow jumpsuit and had his court release paperwork in his pocket. The second incident occurred at 10:33pm, Fairbanks AST received a 911 call from Airport Equipment and Rental that a male was attempting to steal a Commercial 18 wheeler and trailer from their lot on Van Horn Rd. According to the Troopers, the vehicle was just stolen from Chevrolet Buick GMC of Fairbanks. The driver was identified as Jerry Green, age 44 of Fairbanks. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Fairbanks man was arrested twice on January 2 by the Alaska State Troopers for attempting to steal two separate vehicles. The vehicle was returned to Chevrolet Buick GMC of Fairbanks. Jerry was placed under arrest and transported to the Fairbanks Correctional Center, where he was remanded for Theft I, Vehicle Theft I, Impersonating a Peace Officer I, Criminal Trespass I, Criminal Trespass II, Violating Conditions of Release, and a failure to appear arrest warrant. His bail was set to no bail. Jerry was remanded for the second time that day to FCC for Theft I, Vehicle Theft I, Felony Elude and Evade I, VCOR, and Reckless Endangerment X 4.
In picture: Prime Minister Narendra Modi flashes the “V for victory” sign outside Parliament in New Delhi on Monday, December 18, after it became clear that the BJP was winning Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.TwitterPrime Minister Narendra Modi could rule over country’s 1.3 billion people until at least 2024 and possibly longer, according to a recent poll.With no term limits and no obvious challenger, analysts say Modi could push on toward 2029, Bloomberg reported on March 16.The opposition Congress Party is weak and lacks a charismatic leader, while regional rivals are vulnerable to Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party formidable election machine, the report said.”Certainly, it seems like they will come back into power in 2019 given their success in state elections and massive popularity—and in 2024, that’s also on the agenda,” Reshmi Khurana, a Singapore-base managing director at the consultancy Kroll told Bloomberg. “The absence of a strong opposition makes that highly possible.”Indians’ approval of Modi and their satisfaction with both the country’s direction and the state of its economy have grown in recent years and that’s likely to play in favour of 67-year old Modi in next year’s general elections.”Nearly nine-in-ten Indians hold a favorable opinion of Modi” compared with their view of him in 2015, a Pew Research Survey released last year noted.Even though elections are still about a year away, markets seem to have already priced in a second term for the Modi-led government.UBS Securities India says the optimism about the government’s economic agenda has helped investors brush off weak earnings. And the expensive equity valuations underpin the market’s hopes for Modi returning with a single-party majority, according to a note dated February 23.Before the national elections, crucial states including Karnataka, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh will go to the polls.According to UBS, investors should track potential alliances among opposition parties and results as a key pointer for market sentiment.
AH Mahmood AliRussia wants Bangladesh join its fight against international terrorism as Russia favours a broad and effective anti-terrorist front to deal with the global problem.“We look forward to it gaining more and more supporters. Bangladesh, of course, is one such a country,” said foreign minister Sergey Lavrov.He said Bangladesh and Russia share a common view about the ‘lack of an alternative’ to harmonising the efforts of all countries in fighting international terrorism.“As you’re aware, at one time President Putin advanced a relevant initiative to form a broad anti-terrorist front. Since then, its relevance has only increased,” the Russian foreign minister said at a joint news conference in Moscow following talks with Bangladesh foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali on Thursday.In December 2015, Vladimir Putin called for a broad international front against terrorism and accused Turkey of trading oil with the Islamic State group.Speaking in his state-of-the-nation address televised live, Putin called for an end to what he called double standards that hampered uniting global efforts in fighting terrorism, according to an AP report.Russia termed Bangladesh their reliable partner in South Asia. In January, Bangladesh and Russia marked the 45th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries.The two countries examined the current state of and prospects for cooperation and mutual interest in building political dialogue, and trade and economic ties are clearly there, according to Russian foreign ministry.As of the end of 2016, the two countries had a record-high trade turnover, just like the year before, which exceeded $1.4 billion.Notably, the bulk of Russian exports are engineering products. Bangladesh is also a major importer of Russian wheat.
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is hosting the inaugural Light City Baltimore, an international lightfestival featuring art, music and performances March 28-April 3. The Light the Future Startup Pitch Competition, will feature ten local startups equally split between the health care and sustainability disciplines pitching to a live audience of attendees and a panel of judges composed of venture capitalists from Baltimore and around the country on March 31. The two winning companies will each receive a $5,000 grant from the Warnock Foundation. A full list of speakers and sessions can be found for each conference at www.lightcity.org/lcu. Scholarships are available for those who want to be a part of this conference, but cannot afford a ticket. For more information on Light City Baltimore, visit www.lightcity.org or call 410-752-8632.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville placed 378 student-athletes on the annual Atlantic Coast Conference Honor Roll for the 2018-19 academic year, the league announced on Tuesday.The honor roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity level sport and recorded a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. The conference recognized a record 4,769 student-athletes for their excellent work in the classroom.The Cardinals’ 378 honorees ranked as the sixth-highest total among any school in the league. Louisville had 364 student-athletes recognized a year ago.Below is the list of Louisville’s 2018-19 ACC Honor Roll selections:BaseballGlenn AlbaneseAndrew BenefieldNick BennettBen BiancoAlex BinelasTim Borden IIZach BrittonDrew CampbellHenry DavisReid DetmersAustin DickeyLucas DunnAdam ElliottTyler FitzgeraldBryan HoeingMichael KirianJustin LaveyTrey LeonardCarter LohmanCameron MastermanMichael McAveneBen MetzingerJ.D. 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More Great WIRED StoriesSo much genetic testing, so few people to explain it to youWhen tech knows you better than you know yourselfThese magical sunglasses block all the screens around youAll you need to know about online conspiracy theoriesOur 25 favorite features from the past 25 yearsLooking for more? Sign up for our daily newsletter and never miss our latest and greatest stories Rhett AllainThe positive charge in the pvc pulls the negative charges in the paper closer to the pvc. This leaves the other end of the paper with the leftover positive charge (but the paper is still neutral). The result is an induced dipole—that’s just what we call it. Also, technically this induced dipole in the paper happens at the molecular level and not across the whole paper.Since the negative charges in the paper are closer to the positive charges in the pvc, there is an attractive force between them. There is also a repulsive force between the positive pvc and the positive charges in the paper. But since the positives in the paper are farther away than the negative charges, the repulsive force between the paper and pvc is less than the attractive forces between the positives and negatives.In the end, you can get a charged object attracting a neutral object because of this induced dipole. This is sort of what happens with Van der Waals forces except that it’s between two molecules and both molecules are neutral. You can get an induced dipole due to small (and very short-lived) changes in the arrangement of positive and negative charges in the other molecule. It’s a super tiny effect, but it is indeed there. Just ask a gecko.This is how a micro air vehicle can sit on a surface and pull things that are much heavier than its own weight. Impressive. [embedded content]Last week, Stanford researchers revealed that that they had built tiny drones that can open doors. I’m not sure I’m happy about this: How will we keep the robots out of our houses if they can just open the doors?But this is also pretty cool. These tiny drones (or micro air vehicles) are able to pull super heavy loads as compared to their own weight—up to a factor of 40. That might seem crazy. Well, I guess it’s crazy—crazy awesome.Let’s get to the physics. How much of your weight can you pull?Pulling with Normal FrictionSuppose you are trying to pull a large box with an attached rope while standing on flat ground. Why do you need a rope? You don’t—but it’s easier to draw a diagram that way.Here is the important part. If you pull on the rope with some force (I will call it T for tension), that rope pulls back on you with the same magnitude force. Forces are an interaction between two things: Pulling with a force of 10 Newtons to the left on a rope means the rope pulls on you with a force of 10 Newtons to the right. That’s just the nature of forces.That means that if I want to pull on a block with a rope, I will need another force pulling on me in the other direction that will prevent me from moving. That other force is the frictional force. I’ll be honest. Friction is super complicated. Just think about all the atoms in one material (your shoes) interacting with all the atoms in another material (the floor). That’s way too much for anyone to deal with. Fortunately, we have a pretty good approximation for the friction force. Here are the details of this friction model. The friction force is parallel to the two surfaces.The direction of the friction force is in a direction to prevent sliding.The magnitude of the friction force is proportional to the force pressing the two surfaces together (we call this the normal force and typically represent it with the symbol N).The friction force also depends on the two types of surfaces. The friction between wood and steel is different from the friction between wood and plastic. We express this as a coefficient of friction and use the symbol μ.Finally, there is a different coefficient of friction for materials that are at rest with respect to each other (static friction) and sliding with respect to each other (kinetic friction).Wow. I just summarized the friction model with bullet points. OK, that’s just a physics appetizer. If you need more friction, here is a post for you.We are ready to look at the forces on a person (or micro air robot) pulling a larger object. I’m representing both objects as blocks because it’s easier.Rhett AllainIn this diagram notice that the two blocks have different masses. With its greater mass, the blue block also has a greater downward gravitational pull since the gravitational force is the product of the mass and the gravitational field (g). Since the block doesn’t accelerate vertically (it stays on the table), the upward normal force must be equal to the gravitational force. That means that the blue block can also have a greater frictional force on it. The only way the red block can move the blue block is for the coefficient of friction between the blue block and the surface to be much smaller than for the red block. Oh, but this can indeed happen. Just consider the case of pushing a car. You can push a car even though it is WAY more massive than you are. You can do this because the car is on wheels, which effectively makes it very low friction.But this is the old way of pulling things.Micro Air Vehicle FrictionThe flying robots don’t use normal friction. Using plain friction would mean that with their super tiny mass, they couldn’t move very massive things. So instead these robots “cheat” with two different methods. The first way they do this is by using super tiny “claws” that grab onto the surfaces below them. Now it’s no longer simple rubbing friction—it’s more like holding onto a rope with tiny robot hands.The second method is much more interesting—these robots can use special materials to “grab” onto very smooth surfaces with special gecko-based gripper surfaces. Geckos can stick to smooth surfaces using very tiny hairs. These hairs allow the materials to get close enough for a Van der Waals interaction.But what the heck is the Van der Waals force? Let’s start with a simple demo you can do at home. Get something plastic-like and rub it on something. In my case, I’m using a pvc pipe and rubbing it with a plastic grocery bag (you can try rubbing it on cotton or wool too). This should make the pvc electrostatically charged. Now bring this charged pvc near some tiny torn up pieces of paper. Check it out.Rhett AllainIt’s like magic (except it’s science). It is just an awesome demo. But why? Why is the paper attracted to the charged plastic? The paper is neutral, but it has electric charges in it. These charges in the paper are pushed to make an induced dipole. How about a diagram? Assuming the pvc is positively charged, the charges in the paper would do something like this.
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | April 16, 2019 360 Degree View of a Hologic 3-D Mammography System FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Loading…A 360 view of a simulated breast compression for a mammography exam on a Hologic 3Dimensions Mammography System on the expo floor at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. The breast tomosynthesis system allows 3-D great imaging for more accurate assessment of women with dense breast tissue. The system also can create traditional 2-D mammogram views from the tomosynthesis datasets. Read more on the 2018 update of the system in the article “FDA Approves New Imaging Features on Hologic 3Dimensions Mammography System.”
Millennials, Non-whites are Dreaming of Homeownership Homwownership Millennials Non-Whites Zillow 2016-03-01 Staff Writer March 1, 2016 628 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News, Origination The American Dream is the idea that every U.S. citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative, but there are some that associate this dream with owning a home.Zillow’s Housing Confidence Index found that millennials and their grandparents and people of color are most likely to associate homeownership with the American Dream. Of the millennials, or those ages 18 to 34 years old, 65 percent said that homeownership and the American Dream go hand-in-hand, more than any other generation. Meanwhile, those age 65 and older noted that homeownership is necessary for the good life and the American Dream.The index also pointed out that non-whites (people of color) were more likely to place homeownership as an important part of the American Dream, Zillow reported. Seventy percent of Hispanics indicated that owning a home is a large part of the American Dream, while 64 percent of Asians and 63 percent of blacks said the same. Only 60 percent of whites said homeownership was a necessary part of the American Dream.”The American Dream is really about opportunity, which means a lot of things to a lot of different people. For young Americans and Americans of color, the opportunity to own a home is a big part of that dream,” said Zillow Chief Economist Dr. Svenja Gudell. “It’s often assumed that homeownership holds little interest for these groups, or that they may feel the challenges in achieving homeownership aren’t worth the benefits. But that’s simply not true, and their optimism and determination today will be hugely important to the stability and growth of the housing market tomorrow. These Americans represent the next generation of U.S. homeowners, and for homeownership to eventually become a reality, it has to start as a dream.”Millennials and non-whites told MReport how homeownership plays an important role in their American Dream.Lenna Myles, a 26-year-old renter and accountant in Houston, Texas, said, “Homeownership is definitely something that I desire to have in the next few years. It is certainly a dream of mine and I would associate it with the infamous ‘American Dream.’ As my own rent continues to increase, the idea of owning a home is becoming much more a viable option.””When I think of the American Dream, I immediately think about owning a home and car, starting a family, and advancing in my career, “said Fredrick Young, a 27-year-old renter and corrections officer in Pensacola, Florida. “Although I have already done two of these three things, I have yet to purchase a home, but trust me, I expect to bring this dream to reality soon.”Jasmine Jamison, a 24-year-old homeowner and math teacher in Tampa, Florida, said, “I bought my home about six months ago with my husband and it was probably the most exciting thing I have ever done. This was my American Dream and something that I have always desired. The process was not easy by any means, but I could not be happier to be settled at such a young age.”Click here to view Zillow’s full report. Share
TravelManagers Record sales are just a part of the 2017 success story for TravelManagers, says Chief Operating Officer, Grant Campbell, who described the company’s achievements last year as “further cementing our position as Australia’s premium travel network”.“In all areas of the business, we are thrilled with the successes of 2017. In sales terms, we achieved a new record high in monthly sales, we’ve achieved more than nine percent growth year on year and we’ve picked up a significant array of awards from our preferred suppliers.”Campbell is quick to emphasise that the company’s success in 2017 is due to the achievements of each of the 500-plus individual personal travel managers (PTMs) who each work within their own home-based businesses and are supported by TravelManagers’ National Partnership Office (NPO) team with its seven state-based Business Partnership Managers (BPMs).Record numbers of PTMs took up famil opportunities in 2017 – close to 300 in total, including 96 places on eleven exclusive TravelManagers famils. “Our PTMs already represent an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to selling travel, but all are strongly focused on further improvement,” Campbell says. “In 2017 our PTMs took part in more than 300 webinars, including both internal webinars that covered systems, marketing and product updates, and more than 110 further webinars run by partner suppliers.”Support from TravelManagers’ NPO takes many shapes according to Campbell, including 692 individual one-on-one meetings between PTMs and their BPMs and 514 cluster meetings, held in metropolitan suburbs and regional centres.“It’s really important that all of our PTMs have access to the same support, regardless of their geographical location. In addition to the regional meetings, our state-based BPMs spent a significant part of their time in 2017 visiting PTMs in rural or country areas in their home states: this has been key to another successful year.”He says PTMs with a focus on corporate travel also receive support from TravelManagers’ NPO which is tailored to the nature of their business. “Last year we held 26 dedicated corporate webinars, supported by five dedicated corporate classroom workshops, in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane throughout the year and at the National Conference in September.”TravelManagers’ annual National Conference, which was held in Darwin in 2017, has been hailed by all involved as one of the great successes of the year, with a total of 394 attendees representing a new record for the company. “We place great importance on ensuring that our PTMs have lots of opportunities to get together with the combined objectives of communicating, educating and learning, strengthening relationships and having fun, through a variety of events that link them with their fellow PTMs, members of the NPO support team and partner suppliers,” says Campbell.Despite the work that took place in constantly improving and building their businesses, Campbell says many PTMs also allocate time in their working life to taking part in community-oriented activities.“It’s become a tradition and a highlight of each annual National Conference that we allocate time to supporting a local community event. In 2017, we worked with “Helping People Achieve” (HPA), a unique, Northern Territory-based, not-for-profit organisation that provides services to people with physical and intellectual disabilities in the Darwin and Palmerston regions.”In addition, TravelManagers also successfully ran its third Annual Charity Golf Day, which was attended by 100 PTMs, PTM clients and suppliers in support of the ‘Love Your Sister’ cancer charity and raised more than $10,000 in the process.Each PTM is encouraged and supported to strive for excellence in all areas of their business, and Campbell says their efforts are particularly pleasing when an individual receives national industry recognition for their success.“We were thrilled to have two finalists in the 2017 Avis Travel Agent Scholarship of Excellence, which celebrates travel agents who conceived and implemented new or novel approaches to delivering customer service. We were even more delighted when Nakita Byrne, representative for Mount Arthur, NSW, was announced as the ultimate winner.”Campbell says Byrne’s achievement, and those of many other award-winning PTMs, is a good indication of another successful year, describing Byrne’s award as “an apt reflection of the spirit of innovation and dedication to providing excellent customer service that thrives within the TravelManagers culture.”“We’ve rolled out all sorts of new initiatives throughout the year: a streamlined system for distributing daily supplier initiatives and updates; centrally-produced e-Newsletters that were able to be personalised and centrally dispatched to each PTM’s client base; and an increase in Facebook followers of almost eighteen percent.”Campbell says he’s confident that none of TravelManagers’ competitors are as active in terms of training, cluster-type meetings, one-on-one business reviews, organisation of events and social occasions.“2017 has been another record-breaking year for TravelManagers in many areas of our business. 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D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation And, as the Giants showed us this year (and the Cardinalsin 2008), you do not have to be a great team to make it tothe Super Bowl. Hell, you don’t have to be a great team towin the Super Bowl. You only have to be good enough tomake the playoffs, and anything can happen from there.Now, this isn’t meant to say you should be making hotelreservations for New Orleans and take vacation time aroundthe weekend of February 3rd. While the Cardinals may befavored to land PeytonManning, they are not the favorites to win the NFCWest – let alone the NFC. What they are, though, is a decent team with room toimprove. What they are is a team that should have beatenthe eventual Super Bowl champions. What they are, on February 6, 2012, is a team not unlike30 other squads in the NFL, all looking to knock off theGiants, which is something the Cardinals should have donelast year. The good news is they’ll get their shot. On October 2, 2011, the Arizona Cardinals lost a game theyshould have won. Leading 27-17 with just more than five minutes left, theyhad the New York Giants on the ropes, staring a 2-2 record– as well as legitimacy – in the face.Of course, we all know what happened from there.The defense caved, Victor Cruz “gave himself up” and theGiants scored a pair of touchdowns to take the lead. TheCardinals drove as far as the New York 30 with less than aminute left, but a fourth-down slant to Fitzgerald fellincomplete. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Comments Share Game over, Giants win. Looking back, did New York really have the look of a SuperBowl champion? Of course not. There’s a reason they wonjust nine regular season games, as well as why they arenot even close to being the favorites to win the2013 Super Bowl.None of that will take the shine off the Lombardi Trophythe team just won, nor mean some less-fortunate peoplearound the world won’t be receiving a shipment of shirtsthat say the New England Patriots won this year’s SuperBowl. What it does mean is that the 2012 season hasofficially begun, and the Arizona Cardinals — a team thatshould have beat the Giants (and thereby kept them out ofthe playoffs) — has a chance to reach the big game forthe second time in five years. Crazy talk? Perhaps, as I did consume large amounts ofgood tasting-yet-bad-for me food Sunday, possibly leavingme to write through some sort of sugary euphoria. However, the Cardinals, one season after finishing 8-8,certainly seem capable of taking another step forward. Remember, this is a team that ended the 2011 season as hotas any in football. They found a defense, rediscoveredLarry Fitzgerald and rode into the offseason with beliefin what they’re doing. They could still use a QB…cough…Peyton Manning…cough…but otherwise seem to have everythinga team needs to compete in the NFL. Top Stories
Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 27-year-old has 10 interceptions, 20 passes defensed and 107 tackles along with 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in his career.Williams joins a Cardinals cornerback room of relative unknowns. After Pro Bowler Patrick Peterson, Brandon Williams, Lou Young, Jarell Carter, Jonathan Moxey and Bene Benwikere fill out the the depth chart.This offseason, Arizona lost cornerback Justin Bethel, who began last season as the starter opposite Peterson, as well as his replacement, Tramon Williams.As a special teams player, Bethel made the Pro Bowl three times and was a two-time First Team All-Pro in his Cardinals tenure that spanned 2012-17. The 27-year-old signed with the Atlanta Falcons in free agency.Williams, 35, was a late offseason pickup last year who played in 13 games for Arizona, recording 41 tackles and two interceptions. He signed with the Green Bay Packers. 8 Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Houston Texans cornerback Marcus Williams (40) before an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke) The Arizona Cardinals signed fifth-year cornerback Marcus Williams to a one-year contract on Thursday.Williams spent his 2017 season playing for both the New York Jets (five games) and Houston Texans (10 games), where he tallied a combined 18 tackles, one interception and four passes defensed. The 5-foot-11, 196-pound player out of North Dakota State spent his first three full seasons will the Jets.He has 49 games of experience under his belt, 14 of which were starts. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
June 16, 2002 Here are the currentinterns living and working in Arcosanti. After completion of theirworkshop, they applied forinternships in their chosen area of interest. At least a threemonth commitment is required. [Photo Jeffrey Garrett & text: RL] Andy Bradshaw,graduate from the University of Glasgow (Engineering), splits his timewith the planning office and welding shop. He is currently building anew railing, which he designed, for the pool. [Photo & text: RL] The guy with thecamera is me, Ray Lam, in action. I graduated from Middlebury Collegeand have been living and working as an intern in the Soleri Archives.Part of my responsibilities are to photograph daily progress for thewebsite, hence these photos. You should come to Arcosanti. [Photo AniaGorka & text: RL] Ania Gorka, currentstudent at the University of Toronto (Architecture), currently works inthe planning department. Here is the model of the World Trade Centerwhich she fabricated from Paolo’s design sketches. [Photo & text: RL] Kim Maclean, fromCanada, is working as a landscaping intern. She has come to Arcosantito expand her knowledge of desert ecology. [Photo & text: RL] Emanuele Militellohas worked in design and build firms in England. He is currentlysplitting his time between the planning department and construction.Photo & text: RL] Malcolm Sutherland,currently a student at Alberta College of Art, has just started hisinternship in the Soleri Archives. He hopes to gain a deeperunderstanding of Paolo’s work. He’s holding a Soleri Bronze Originalwhich was recently uncovered from the old archives. [Photo & text: RL]
President Nicos Anastasiades on Friday stressed to UN Secretary General’s Special Representative in Cyprus Elizabeth Spehar the need for Unficyp to remain especially as Turkish provocations were ongoing, Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said.Anastasiades received Spehar at the presidential palace on Friday an official request by the UN ahead of the discussion by the Security Council in July on the Secretary-General’s report relating to Unficyp’s mandate, which will be up for renewal.Following Friday’s meeting, Prodromou said the president expressed the belief that Unficyp’s mandate would be renewed.Spehar told reporters that it was a very good meeting and they “covered a number of issues in light of the upcoming (Security) Council session in July.” She had a meeting on the same matter earlier in the month with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci.According to Prodromou, Anastasiades highlighted during the meeting the problems created due to Turkey’s illegal actions at sea against the Republic of Cyprus.“The president also underlined the need for the UN peacekeeping force to be present in Cyprus particularly when there are provocations by Turkey and expressed the belief that Unficyp’s mandate will be renewed, with the UN’s contribution to this end,” he said.As regards prospects for the resumption of the negotiations on the Cyprus problem, Anastasiades expressed his readiness to the UN, Prodromou said, “while on the other hand, Turkey has been following delaying tactics on this issue.”Concerning the confidence-building measures (CBMs) agreed between the two leaders, Anastasiades told Spehar he had no response so far from the Turkish Cypriot side as regards a list of 21 measures which he submitted some time ago.Responding to a question about the issue of Unficyp, Prodromou said that there were some proposals on the review of UN peacekeeping forces worldwide and not only in Cyprus. However, he added, with regard to Cyprus, “there is currently an initiative undertaken by the UN Secretary-General which is underway aiming at the resumption of the negotiations.”“We believe and we underline that as long as the Turkish occupation of the island continues and there are incidents as the recent ones concerning the ceasefire line and the provocations of Turkey against the Republic of Cyprus, it is imperative that Unficyp remains on the island,” Prodromou said. The peacekeeping force is playing a stabilising role, he said.Replying to another question, Prodromou said that energy issues had never been part of the discussions on the Cyprus problem and could never be.According to the Cyprus News Agency Ankara has issued a Navtex announcing its intention to start drilling off Cyprus until September 3. The Turkish drill ship Fatih is currently located almost 40 nautical miles west of the Akamas peninsula and 83 nautical miles from the Turkish coast.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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