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Barry Eisler

Barry Mark Eisler is a best-selling American novelist. He is the author of two thriller series, the first featuring anti-hero John Rain, a half-Japanese, half-American former soldier turned freelance assassin, a second featuring black ops soldier Ben Treven. Eisler writes about politics and language on his blog Heart of the Matter, at the blogs CHUD, The Huffington Post, MichaelMoore.com, The Smirking Chimp, Truthout. Eisler was born in New Jersey, his father was a wholesale office supplier, his mother an environmental activist. Eisler graduated from Cornell Law School in 1989. After completing law school, Eisler joined the CIA, where he trained for three years afterward and held a covert position with the Directorate of Operations. In 1992, he resigned after becoming disillusioned with the bureaucracy and joined the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges. In 1994, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to work for the firm's technology licensing division left to work in Japan for Matsushita. In 1999, he returned to the Bay Area to join a startup.

In 2003, he started writing full-time, when he sold the rights to his debut novel, Rain Fall, the first of his series featuring John Rain. Eisler made news in March 2011 when he walked away from a reported half million dollar advance from St. Martin's Press in order to go the self-publishing route pioneered by his colleague Joe Konrath and others, he took a six-figure deal to publish the seventh John Rain novel, The Detachment, under Amazon Publishing's Thomas & Mercer mystery imprint. Eisler's novel Rain Fall won the 2005 Barry Award for The Gumshoe Award. Fault Line reached Number 18 on The New York Times Hardcover Bestseller List. After amicably terminating his previous publishing contracts and regaining his rights, Eisler changed the titles and covers on all the Rain books, the covers of the Treven books. Graveyard of Memories Zero Sum A Clean Kill in Tokyo published as Rain Fall A Lonely Resurrection published as Hard Rain in the US and Blood from Blood in the UK Winner Take All published as Rain Storm in the US and Choke Point in the UK Redemption Games published as Killing Rain in the US and One Last Kill in the UK Extremis published as The Last Assassin The Killer Ascendant published as Requiem for an Assassin "Paris is a Bitch", short story The Detachment "Decisions, Decisions" "The Khmer Kill", short story "London Twist", novella The Killer Collective Fault Line Inside Out "The Lost Coast", short story The Detachment Livia Lone The Night Trade The Killer Collective All the Devils The God's Eye View Eisler, Barry.

A. & Kilborn, Jack. Be the Monkey: A Conversation About the New World of Publishing Between Authors Barry Eisler and Joe Konrath. ASIN B004SV2IPC. CS1 maint: uses authors parameter Eisler, Barry; the Ass Is A Poor Receptacle For The Head: Why Democrats Suck At Communication, And How They Could Improve. ASIN B0050O7VLW. In April 2009, Sony Pictures Japan released a Japanese language film version of Rain Fall starring Shiina Kippei as Rain and Gary Oldman as Rain's nemesis, CIA Station Chief William Holtzer. In August 2014, Slingshot Global Media announced the launch of a new TV mini-series, based on the book. Keanu Reeves will portray the iconic character as well as serve as the executive producer alongside Eisler, Chad Stahelski, David Leitch; the scriptwriter is yet to be decided upon. Eisler earned a black belt at the Kodokan International Judo Center and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, he is married to literary agent Laura Rennert. They have one daughter. Barry Eisler Official Website Barry Eisler Interviews Eisler's blog, Heart of the Matter Eisler on Truthout Article on the John Rain Books by Jeff Riggenbach IMDB listing for Rain Fall Eisler on GRITtv Eisler on The Young Turks Eisler, Barry.

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Wakabadai Station

Wakabadai Station is a railway station on the Keio Sagamihara Line in Asao-ku, Kanagawa Prefecture, operated by the private railway operator Keio Corporation. Wakabadai Station is served by the Keio Sagamihara Line, is located 8.8 km from the starting point of the line at Chōfu Station. The station has two elevated island platforms serving four tracks. Wakabadai Station opened as an elevated station on October 18, 1974. In fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 22,636 passengers daily. Wakabadai Maintenance Depot Kurokawa Station Haruhino Station Tokyo Metropolitan Wakaba Comprehensive High School Inagi Wakabadai Elementary School Kodarayato Park List of railway stations in Japan Harris and Clarke, Jackie. Jane's World Railways 2008-2009. Jane's Information Group. ISBN 0-7106-2861-7 Official website

Agro-Velho

Agro-Velho and popularly known as Nova Póvoa, is one of the eleven designated districts located in the Portuguese city of Póvoa de Varzim. It is a beach resort district located around Lagoa Cove, it was developed between the 1970s and the 1980s with high-rise buildings in the area of a dried-up saltwater lagoon, it is the north expansion of the city's traditional beach district, Bairro Norte. Most of the highrise buildings of the city are clustered around Vasco da Gama avenue; the beachfront area was the location of a Roman fish factory complex, one of the buildings dated to the 1st century, the district only developed in the 20th century with the northwards expansion of Avenida dos Banhos and opening of Avenida Vasco da Gama. Early attractions include the horse track Velódromo in 1925, which became Gomes de Amorim stadium, home of Sporting Club da Póvoa, Varzim S. C. stadium in 1932, the Póvoa de Varzim Bullfighting Arena in 1949. It became the sports center of Póvoa de Varzim for much of the 20th century.

Agro-Velho is bounded by Bairro Norte on the south, Parque da Cidade on the east, A Ver-o-Mar to the North, by the Atlantic Ocean to the west. It is located on the site of a former lagoon; the name of the district's beach, "Lagoa" is taken from it. The district is the northwards expansion of the Bairro Norte; the district's main beach is Lagoa, in Lagoa Cove, there are others in the cove's flanks, such as Beijinhos and Verde Beach to the south and Fragosinho to the North. Lagoa has a surfing spot and the beachfront is mostly pedestrian and has beach bars. Avenida Vasco da Gama, the south boundary with Bairro Norte, is one of the main central business avenues of the city; the wide Praça Almeida Garrett is the main district's square, but unofficial Touro Square, with its famous sculpture, between Vasco da Gama and Repatriamento dos Poveiros is the most charismatic and famous of the district's squares. In the waterfront, the district is bounded by Rua do Varzim Sport Club street, the street is now pedestrian, rua Gomes de Amorim on the east, Avenida Repatriamento dos Poveiros and its expansion cross the district.

Relevant sports venues of the city are located in the beachfront: the Varzim S. C. Stadium, Póvoa de Varzim Bullfighting area for bullfighting, horse shows and music concerts, Varzim Lazer swimming and tennis complex, Clube Desportivo da Póvoa swimming and pavilion complex. Póvoa de Varzim high-rises located on a plain are responsible for the city's distinct looks, contrasting with most other cities in Portugal. One of the earliest towers is "Edifício Norton de Matos", built in 1974 between Rua Gomes de Amorim and Avenida Vasco da Gama, most other towers soon followed; the latest is "Forte de São Pedro" with floors. The one was built in 2002 when the city hall had intentional plans to stop the construction of high-rises. Agro-Velho has the tallest building in Póvoa de Varzim, the Edifício Nova Póvoa built between 1974 - 1982; the tower has over 1,000 residents during the summer, this building alone has more inhabitants than several civil parishes in Portugal. Although it is not the tallest building, is still the residential building with more floors of Portugal Axis Vermar Hotel was designed by architect Rui Cesariny Calafate, it is the Vermar Hotel created by Sopete, which owned Casino da Póvoa.

Tallest buildings in Póvoa de Varzim Nova Póvoa - 30 fl. Eça de Queiroz - 20 fl Torre n.º70 - 19 fl Gomes do Monte - 18 fl Coimbra 2 - 17 fl. Silva Porto - 17 fl Cristal Mar - 17 fl. Norton de Matos - 16 fl Forte de São Pedro - 16 fl Lagoa Azul - 16 fl Axis Vermar Hotel - 15 fl Vasco da Gama - 15 fl Alto Mar - 14 fl EuroPóvoa - 14 fl Sopete - 14 fl Coimbra 1 - 13 fl Brisamar - 13 fl Casa dos Poveiros - 13 fl Campos Cunha - 13 fl Emanuel-Mar - 12 fl

Anthrobotics

Anthrobotics is the science of developing and studying robots that are either or in some way human-like. The term anthrobotics was coined by Mark Rosheim in a paper entitled "Design of An Omnidirectional Arm" presented at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 13–18, 1990, pp. 2162–2167. Rosheim says he derived the term from "... Anthropomorphic and Robotics to distinguish the new generation of dexterous robots from its simple industrial robot forebears." The word gained wider recognition as a result of its use in the title of Rosheim's subsequent book Robot Evolution: The Development of Anthrobotics, which focussed on facsimiles of human physical and psychological skills and attributes. However, a wider definition of the term anthrobotics has been proposed, in which the meaning is derived from anthropology rather than anthropomorphic; this usage includes robots that respond to input in a human-like fashion, rather than mimicking human actions, thus theoretically being able to respond more flexibly or to adapt to unforeseen circumstances.

This expanded definition encompasses robots that are situated in social environments with the ability to respond to those environments appropriately, such as insect robots, robotic pets, the like. Anthrobotics is now taught at some universities, encouraging students not only to design and build robots for environments beyond current industrial applications, but to speculate on the future of robotics that are embedded in the world at large, as mobile phones and computers are today. In 2016 philosopher Luis de Miranda created the Anthrobotics Cluster at the University of Edinburgh "a platform of cross-disciplinary research that seeks to investigate some of the biggest questions that will need to be answered" on the relationship between humans and intelligent systems and "a think tank on the social spread of robotics, how automation is part of the definition of what humans have always been". to explore the symbiotic relationship between humans and automated protocols. Design of An Omnidirectional Arm paper Mark Rosheim's company site The Anthrobotics Cluster at the University of Edinburgh Luis de Miranda's Anthrobotics' blog

2010 McDonald's All-American Boys Game

The 2010 McDonald's All-American Boys Game was an All-star basketball game played on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, home of the Ohio State Buckeyes. The game's rosters featured the best and most recruited high school boys graduating in 2010; the game was the 33rd annual version of the McDonald's All-American Game first played in 1978. The 48 players were selected from 2,500 nominees by a committee of basketball experts, they were chosen not only for their on-court skills, but for their performances off the court as well. Coach Morgan Wootten, who had more than 1,200 wins as head basketball coach at DeMatha High School, was chairman of the selection committee. Legendary UCLA coach John Wooden, involved in the McDonald's All American Games since its inception, served as chairman of the Games and as an advisor to the selection committee. Proceeds from the 2010 McDonald's All American High School Basketball Games went to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio and its Ronald McDonald House program.

The 2010 game was played at Ohio State University's Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio on March 31, 2010. The West team was coached by: Co-Head Coach Eric Flannery of St. Edward High School Co-Head Coach Carl Kremer of Archbishop Moeller High School Asst Coach Jim Flannery of St. Edward High School The East team was coached by: Co-Head Coach Dru Joyce II of St. Vincent - St. Mary High School Co-Head Coach Norm Persin of Oak Hill High School Asst Coach Matt Futch of St. Vincent - St. Mary High School * = Starting Line-up Monday, March 29: Powerade Jamfest Slam Dunk Contest Three-Point Shoot-out Timed Basketball Skills Competition Wednesday, March 31: 33rd Annual Boys All-American GameThe Powerade JamFest is a skills-competition evening featuring basketball players who demonstrate their skills in three crowd-entertaining ways; the slam dunk contest was first held in 1987, a 3-point shooting challenge was added in 1989. A timed basketball skills competition was added to the schedule of events in 2009.

The 2010 Powerade Slam Dunk contest was won by Josh Selby. The winner of the 2010 3-point shoot-out was Cory Joseph; the winner of the basketball skills competition was Keith Appling. 2010 McDonald's All-American Girls Game McDonald's All-American on the web |}