The 2016 Dallas Cowboys season was the franchise's 57th season in the National Football League, the eighth playing their home games at AT&T Stadium and the 6th full season under head coach Jason Garrett. After losing their first game to the New York Giants, the Cowboys went undefeated for 11 straight games; the streak ended with them losing again to the same team in week 14, making this the first time since 2011 that the Cowboys would get swept by the Giants. With division rivals Washington Redskins losing to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 13, the Cowboys clinched a playoff berth after missing the playoffs the previous year. Following the Giants' loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 16, the Cowboys became NFC East champions for the second time in three years and clinched home field advantage throughout the playoffs for the first time since 2007; the 13–3 record is tied for the best record in team history, set in 1992 and 2007 after a disastrous 2015 season. However, despite having the NFC's top seed as well as home-field advantage, the Cowboys suffered a devastating loss in the divisional round of the playoffs to the Green Bay Packers by a score of 31–34, ending their season and not making it to the conference championship for the 22nd straight year.
This was QB Tony Romo's last season in the NFL, as he announced his retirement on April 4, 2017. Coming into the offseason the Cowboys had a few positions that concerned them as a result of injuries and players leaving the team; the positions that were of most concern were quarterback, defensive back, pass rusher. The Cowboys had a total of eighteen players entering the free agency, which meant the players were free to negotiate with and sign a contract to play with any team in the league. Of the eighteen players, two of them were restricted free agents, which meant they could get offers from other teams, the Cowboys would have opportunity to match the offer and keep the player on their roster; the free agency process started on March 9 for all thirty-two teams. Offense After losing ten out of the eleven games without Romo in 2015, the Dallas Cowboys wanted to find a reliable back up quarterback, either through the draft, or by signing a veteran free agent; the Cowboys met with the top three quarterbacks entering the draft: Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, Paxton Lynch, all of whom were projected to be drafted in the first round.
Another prospect for the Cowboys was Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott, who met with the team on four separate occasions leading some to believe he would be their target in the middle rounds of the draft. Including Prescott, Goff and Lynch, the Cowboys had pre-draft meetings with a total of seven quarterbacks entering the draft. Cowboys looked at veteran quarterback Matt Moore, having him visit with the organization in March before he re-signed with the Miami Dolphins in the month. After a mediocre performance in the previous year quarterback Matt Cassel entered the free agency. Tight end James Hanna re-signed with the Cowboys with a three-year contract worth $8.2 million on March 11. Running back Lance Dunbar re-signed to a one-year contract worth $1.7 million on March 17. After the window to receive offers from other teams while being a restricted free agent closed, guard Ronald Leary re-signed with the Cowboys for a one-year deal worth $2.5 million on April 28. Defense On the defensive side of the team the Cowboys were coming off a year where they only had 8 interceptions, needed to make improvements with their defensive backs.
Orlando Scandrick, a starting cornerback for the team in 2013 and 2014, was still recovering from the ACL and MCL injury that happened during practice in 2015 causing him to miss the entire season. Cornerbacks Josh Thomas and Morris Claiborne both were unrestricted free agents and could be signed by another team. Within the first two days after free agency started, they both were re-signed to the Cowboys, Claiborne for a one-year deal worth $3 million, Thomas for a one-year contract. Defensive backs Nolan Carroll, Leon Hall and Patrick Robinson were brought in to meet with the Cowboys during free agency. Safety Jeff Heath re-signed for a four-year contract worth $7.6 million on April 13. In regards to their needs with the pass rush Sports Illustrated writer Chris Burke said that defensive end was the position that most needed to be improve for the Cowboys. Defensive end Randy Gregory had a suspension for the first four games of the season as a result of abusing the leagues substance abuse policy, which would be increased by ten games.
One of the Cowboys other defensive ends, DeMarcus Lawrence was recovering from back surgery spreading their defensive line more thin. Defensive tackle Nick Hayden, defensive ends Greg Hardy, Jeremy Mincey and Jack Crawford, all were entering the free agency. Crawford was the only one to be re-signed and was given a one-year deal worth $1.1 million on March 9. Defensive end Jason Jones was brought in to visit the Cowboys on March 28. Linebacker Kyle Wilber re-signed for a two-year contract worth $3.2 million on March 11. Of the eighteen Cowboys players who were in the free agency, the Cowboys were able to re-sign ten of them for the 2016 season. From those ten, linebacker Rolando McClain was re-signed on March 9, but due to a suspension he received from the league for violating the NFL's drug policy he missed the entire season. Offensive tackle Charles Brown was re-signed on March 10, but in July decided to retire and was placed on the reserved/retired list. From the eight that weren't re-signed, four of them signed with other teams.
The first of these three was quarterback Matt Cassel, who left for the free agency after being benched in the previous season when he lost six of his seven games as a starter. He went on to be signed by
Rahul Vishwakarma is a Nepalese cricketer. He is a left-arm orthodox spinner, he made his debut for Nepal against Malaysia in October 2007. He played for the Sagarmatha Legends of the Nepal Premier League, Nepal Army Club of the National League and Pentagon International College, which plays in the SPA Cup. Vishwakarma first appeared in the 2007 ACC Under-19 Elite Cup, he was selected in the senior squad that same year. The spinner debuted against Malaysia in the 2007 ACC Twenty20 Cup and got three wickets in his first match. Vishwakarma participated in the 2010 Division Five. In the final against the United States, Vishwakarma led his team to victory with career-best figures, dismissing seven batters, was awarded the Man of the Match title. In his last two games for Nepal during the 2013 Division Three tournament held in Bermuda, Vishwakarma took a total of five wickets, he took seven wickets against USA in the 2010 Division Five, five wickets against Tanzania in the 2010 Division Four, three against Italy and two against Uganda in the final of the 2013 Division Three, three wickets against Oman in the 2010 ACC Trophy Elite tournament.
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The Parcel de Manuel Luís Marine State Park is a state park in the state of Maranhão, Brazil. It protects an important coral reef of the south Atlantic; the reefs contain the wrecks of many ships. The Parcel de Manuel Luís Marine State Park is in the Atlantic ocean offshore from the municipality of Cururupu, Maranhão; the reef is named for the fisherman Manuel Luís, who discovered the rock formation in the late nineteenth century. The corals cover an area of 1,800 hectares; the park has an area of 45,937 hectares, 45 miles from Maiau Island and 50 miles from Lençóis Island. The coral reefs along 3,000 kilometres of the northeast coast of Brazil from the south of Bahia to Maranhão are degrading due to destructive use; the state park was considered one of the seven highest priorities for conservation of the reefs. The Parcel de Manuel Luís Marine State Park was created by decree 11.902 of 11 June 1991 with the purpose of protecting the largest coral reef of South America from the environmental impacts of hydrocarbon pollution and over fishing.
The state park was to protect the marine fauna and flora and natural scenic beauty, under the administration of SEMATUR. It was to be used for scientific and recreational uses that would avoid changes or environmental impact; the state park became a Ramsar Site in February 2000. The reef is an area of great biodiversity, holding all the coral reef species found on the northeast coast. Coral species include Agaricia agaricites, Agaricia fragilis, Meandrina braziliensis, Great star coral Montastraea cavernosa, Mussismilia hispida, Porites astreoides, Scolymia wellsi, Siderastrea stellata and Millepora alcicornis; the corals are home to multi-coloured fish such as parrotfish, sergeant major and butterflyfish, to larger species such as groupers and sea turtles. Coral bleaching has been reported since 1999; the Parcel de Manuel Luís is in an area of strong currents and variable tides, for many years was poorly charted. At low tide depths may be no more than 1 metre. There are over 200 shipwrecks, second only to the Bermuda Triangle.
Wrecks on the reef include: The Navio do Cobre, as its name implies, was carrying a cargo of copper. This was recovered by looters; the Vandyck was an English liner, carrying 200 passengers from Buenos Aires bound for New York, was sunk in 1914 by a German ship during World War I. All the passengers were saved; the Uberaba was the German naval vessel Henny Woerman, captured by the Brazilian Navy during World War I. The tanker Ana Cristina, the last to sink, is the best preserved
This is a List of Privy Counsellors of Ireland appointed between the accession of Charles II in 1660 and the creation of the Irish Free State in 1922, when the council ceased to exist. The Duke of Albemarle John Bramhall The Lord Aungier of Longford Sir James Barry John Bysse The Earl of Cork The Viscount Conway Michael Boyle The Lord Caulfeild James Margetson The Earl of Donegall James Donellan Sir Maurice Eustace Sir Robert Forth Arthur Hill Sir Theophilus Jones The Lord Kingston The Earl of Meath The Earl of Mountrath The Viscount Moore The Viscount Montgomery The Viscount Massereene Henry Leslie Sir Robert Meredyth Sir Philip Mainwaring The Marquess of Ormonde The Earl of Orrery Earl of Ossory Thomas Pigot The Viscount Ranelagh Sir Henry Tichborne Sir John Temple Marcus Trevor The Viscount Valentia Sir James Ware Sir George Wentworth Sir Paul Davys Sir Edward Massey Henry Jones The Viscount Falkland Maurice Berkeley Sir Thomas Clarges Sir Robert Byron Sir George Lane Sir Edward Smith The Earl of Roscommon The Lord Power Sir Edward Dering, Bt The Earl of Ranelagh The Lord Herbert of Chirbury Sir Robert Booth Sir Arthur Forbes, Bt Lord O'Brien The Earl of Clanbrassil Sir Maurice Eustace Sir Charles Meredyth Sir Henry Ingoldsby Sir William Stewart, Bt Sir Arthur Chichester Sir William Flower Sir John Stephens Sir Hans Hamilton, Bt Sir John Povey Sir Henry Capel Sir George Rawdon, Bt Lord Ibracken William Harbord Lord Brabazon Carey Dillon Sir Thomas Stanley Sir Richard Gethin, Bt The Viscount Blessington Randolph Clayton Sir William Gore, Bt Sir John Cole, Bt William Hill Thomas Ratcliff Sir James Cuffe Sir Thomas Newcomen, Bt Sir Cyril Wyche – John Vesey John Parker John Keatinge Henry Hene Sir Joseph Williamson Sir William Davys William Moreton Anthony Dopping Sir Richard Reynell, Bt Francis Marsh Sir John Davys Sir Robert Colvill Sir Oliver St George, Bt The Earl of Ardglass The Earl of Drogheda Sir Charles Feilding Robert FitzGerald The Viscount Lisburne Lemuel Kingdon The Earl of Mount Alexander The Earl of Thomond Sir Robert Hamilton, Bt Sir Charles Porter Thomas Nugent Sir Alexander Fitton Sir Stephen Rice Sir John Trevor – Sir Henry Fane The Earl of Meath John Hely Richard Pyne The Duke of Ormonde Sir Robert Southwell Sir William Talbot, Bt The Viscount Massereene Edward FitzGerald-Villiers Francis Robartes Thomas Keightley The Marquis de Ruvigny Robert Smith The Lord Coningsby Narcissus Marsh Michael Hill Sir Arthur Rawdon, Bt Sir Robert King, Bt Sir Christopher Wandesford, Bt Robert Doyne Thomas Brodrick Sir John Hanmer, Bt The Earl of Mountrath Richard Aldworth The Earl of Burlington William Wolseley The Lord Berkeley of Stratton William Steuart John Methuen Robert Molesworth Richard Tennison Sir Richard Cox, Bt The Lord Shelburne Thomas Erle Francis Gwyn Edward Smith The Earl of Inchiquin The Earl of Longford St George Ashe Sir John Hely Philip Savage Richard Coote Robert Rochfort Sir Walter Plunket Sir Thomas Pakenham William Neve John Pulteney Edward Southwell Richard Freeman Alan Brodrick William King Henry Boyle John Perceval The Lord Cutts Thomas Bligh George Dodington Joseph Addison Sir Constantine Phipps The Viscount Castlecomer Gustavus Hamilton Sir Thomas Southwell, Bt The Earl of Kildare The Earl of Meath William Conolly The Viscount Mountjoy The Viscount of Ikerrin Sir Donough O'Brien, Bt Richard Ingoldsby Thomas Fairfax Theophilus Butler Charles Dering Thomas Fitzmaurice The Earl of Abercorn Welbore Ellis The Earl of Mountrath The Earl of Anglesey Samuel Dopping Sir William Robinson Thomas Blyth John Forster William Caulfield Thomas Lindsay Sir Pierce Butler, Bt Charles O'Neill
The Dardanelles Operation was the Royal Navy's unsuccessful attempt to impose British demands on the Ottoman Empire as part of the Anglo-Turkish War. In 1806, the French envoy Sebastiani had been dispatched to Constantinople with orders to bring about Turkey's re-entry into the Napoleonic Wars. Sultan Selim III set about preparations for war with Russia after positively receiving Sebastiani; the Russian emperor, Alexander I, was alarmed by these developments as he had deployed a significant force to Poland and East Prussia to fight the advancing French forces under Emperor Napoleon I. Alexander requested British assistance in keeping Turkey out of the war; the British army was far too small and inadequate to impose the will of the Coalition on the Ottomans, so it fell to the powerful Royal Navy to meet Russia's requests. The ships available for the task were HMS Canopus, HMS Standard, HMS Thunderer, HMS Glatton, the two bomb ships HMS Lucifer and HMS Meteor, under the command of Vice-Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, commander-in-chief of the British Mediterranean Fleet, sailed for the Dardanelles and made preparations for the upcoming assault.
In the meantime, the British ambassador to Constantinople, demanded that the Ottoman government evict Sebastiani, added that should the Ottomans resist the ultimatum, the Mediterranean fleet would attack. The actual force, chosen by Collingwood to carry out the operation was small—only eight ships-of-the-line and four frigates. In addition, four Russian ships-of-the-line under Admiral Dmitry Senyavin were sent to support the British, but did not join Duckworth until after the exit from Dardanelles was made. Admiral Duckworth, who commanded the British, was under orders to bombard Constantinople and seize the Turkish battle fleet. In anticipation of a war between Russia and Turkey, Britain had sent Sir Thomas Louis from Cadiz on 2 November 1806 into the Mediterranean Sea, he reached Tenedos, near the Dardanelles Strait, on 21 November, made a brief trip to Constantinople and returned to the Straits. Turkey had declared war on Russia on 30 December 1806, Britain sent Admiral Sir John Duckworth in Royal George 100 guns from Cadiz on 15 January 1807 into the Mediterranean Sea.
Picking up Windsor Castle 98 guns and Repulse 74 guns from Gibraltar and Pompée 74 and Ajax 74 from Malta as replacements for the Russian fleet under Seniavin, still in the Adriatic, Duckworth proceeded to Tenedos. Despite the British ultimatum, on December 27 Selim declared war on Russia. On 29 January 1807, the frigate Endymion of 40 guns left Constantinople, evacuating the British ambassador and all British residents. A formal declaration of war had not yet been sent by London and the two powers were still technically allied. On February 10, Duckworth's fleet concentrated at the mouth of the Dardanelles, it returned to Tenedos on 1 February, where Duckworth's ships met up. Still not technically at war, the Turkish delayed Duckworth with token negotiations; the presence of British and Russian vessels at the mouth of the Dardanelles caused Sebastiani and his French engineering officers to begin the improvement of the Turkish shore batteries. On 11 February, the fleet, with Duckworth in command, left Tenedos, but for a week could not enter the Straits because of lack of wind.
Ajax caught fire on 14 February, ran aground on Tenedos, blew up on 15 February. On 19 February the ships sailed up the Dardanelles, where they were fired on by the forts at the entrance the castles further up. However, the absence of significant numbers of Turkish troops owing to the end of Ramadan meant the batteries were ineffective and the fleet reached the Sea of Marmara. Just above the castles lay a 64-gun ship, frigates of 40, 36, 36, 32 guns, sloops of 22, 18, 10 and 10 guns, 2 brigs and 2 gunboats; as the British fleet approached, one of the brigs sailed further up for Constantinople. After Royal George passed, anchoring some 3 miles further up, Pompée, Standard and Active attacked the Turkish vessels and a new fortification being built nearby. 1 sloop and 1 gunboat were captured and others forced ashore and destroyed by British boats. Duckworth ordered marines under Edward Nicolls to land and seize the shore batteries, as the Turkish gunners tried to flee from an island they called Brota, the Royal Marines captured two guns.
At 5 pm the fleet sailed for Constantinople. British casualties in this action were 77 wounded. After suffering extensive damage, Duckworth withdrew without attempting a bombardment of Constantinople. One of the batteries deployed by the Turks against the British Fleet was armed with a medieval 18.6 ton cast bronze piece with 63 cm diameter stones used for projectiles, known as the Dardanelles Gun. The piece had been cast in 1464 on the model of bombards used in the 1453 Siege of Constantinople and now resides in Fort Nelson. Duckworth sailed off Constantinople for a week and a half, hoping the Turkish fleet would come out and fight, but it did not. Releasing the sloop on 2 March, he returned through the Dardanelles to Tenedos on 3 March. On the way, the fortifications again fired on the British, who lost 138 wounded. At Tenedos he was met by Seniavin, he did not make a second attempt on the Dardanelles—a decision that earned him criticism, but was reasonable considering the powerful shore batteries.
An attempt to seize the Turkish fleet would have failed and resulted in much higher British casualties. The entire operation was a failure, resulting in heavy losses of 42 killed, 235 wounded, 4 missing. Long after Fran
The National Institute of Civil Aviation is a Venezuelan civil aviation agency. Its headquarters were in the Torre Británica in Caracas, it had offices in the Edificio Sede IAIM on the property of Simón Bolívar International Airport in Maiquetía, Vargas; the Decreto con fuerza de Ley de Aviación Civil established INAC. The decree, of the date September 28, 2001, was published in the Gaceta Oficial No. 37.293. The investigation of serious aviation accidents and incidents was instead the responsibility of the Junta Investigadora de Accidentes de Aviación Civil, a separate agency; as of 2012 the departments of the Ministry of Aquatic and Air Transport serve as the civil aviation authority and as the accident investigation authority. Instituto Nacional de Aeronáutica Civil Instituto Nacional de Aeronáutica Civil INAC Venezuela - Twitter INAC Movil - Executive Summary Venezuela - International Civil Aviation Organization