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Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne is a fictional character created by novelist Robert Ludlum. Bourne is the protagonist in a series of subsequent film adaptations, he first appeared in the novel The Bourne Identity, adapted for television in 1988. The novel was adapted into a feature film of the same name in 2002 and starred Matt Damon in the lead role; the character featured in three novels by Ludlum, released between 1980 and 1990, followed by eleven novels written by Eric Van Lustbader since 2004. Along with the first feature film, Jason Bourne appears in three sequel movies The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, Jason Bourne, with Damon again in the lead role. Jeremy Renner stars in the fourth film of the franchise, The Bourne Legacy, released in August 2012. Damon stated in interviews that he would not do another Bourne film without Paul Greengrass, who had directed the second and third installments. Greengrass agreed to direct Damon in the fifth installment in the franchise. Greengrass jointly wrote the screenplay with editor Christopher Rouse.

Jason Bourne is but one of many aliases used by David Webb, a career Force Reconnaissance Marine Captain, Foreign Service Officer, a specialist in Far Eastern affairs. Before the events in The Bourne Identity, Webb had a Thai wife named Dao and two children named Joshua and Alyssa in Phnom Penh. Webb's wife and two children were inadvertently killed during the Vietnam War when a fighter plane strayed into Cambodia, dropped two bombs, strafed a spot near the Mekong River. However, unknown to Bourne, Joshua survived. Due to Cambodia's neutrality in the war, every nation disclaimed the plane, therefore, no one took responsibility for the incident. Infuriated by both the utter injustice and randomness of his loss, Webb went to Saigon and, under the careful guidance of friend and CIA officer Alexander Conklin, ended up training for an elite Top Secret Special Forces unit called "Medusa". Within that select organization Webb was known only by his code name, "Delta One". An assassination team or death squad, "Medusa" was created to infiltrate Northern Vietnam and assassinate members of the Viet Cong and its collaborators.

Its members were criminals. He became well known for his ruthlessness, his disregard for orders, his disturbing success rate on his missions, resulting in the kidnapping of Webb's brother, U. S. Army Lieutenant Gordon Webb, during his tour of duty in Saigon. During the mission to save David Webb's brother, an original "Medusa" team member named "Jason Charles Bourne" was discovered to be a double agent who alerted a large number of North Vietnamese soldiers to their whereabouts; when Delta found Bourne after killing his way through the North Vietnamese, he killed Bourne in the jungles of Tam Quan. Bourne's murder was never exposed due to the Top Secret status of "Medusa". Years a black ops arm of the CIA was formed to eliminate the notorious Carlos the Jackal and called "Treadstone Seventy-One", named after a building on New York's Seventy-First Street, Webb was called up by the creator of Treadstone and Medusa, David Abbott, nicknamed "The Monk" to be its principal agent. At this point, Webb takes the identity of Jason Bourne due to the actual Bourne's status as MIA in the war as well as the fact that Bourne was in reality a ruthless killer with a long criminal record.

The point of all this was to turn Jason Bourne into something more than he was, a contract assassin who would be known all over the world for terminating the lives of just about anyone. The assassin's alias was "Cain"; the reasoning for creating such a myth was to create competition for the well-known assassin named "Carlos", or "Carlos the Jackal" who at that time was considered the world's best and most famous assassin. The name Cain was chosen. During Vietnam, Cain was used instead of Charlie in the phonetic alphabet because Charlie became synonymous with Viet Cong. So Delta dropped back one letter to Cain. In Spanish, Charlie is Carlos; the myth of Cain was created by having Cain take credit for any well-publicized killings that took place in Asia, in Europe, regardless of the circumstances. By creating this myth, Cain was to drive the reclusive Carlos out in the open "long enough to put a bullet in his head". To add insult to Carlos's name, Cain stole the credit for Carlos's kills when Cain had no part in them.

In the film series, Jason Bourne was born as David Webb on September 13, 1970 in Missouri. He joined the United States Army and was selected for Delta Force in 1998, his father, Richard Webb, a senior CIA analyst, created the Treadstone program, a black ops project intended to train and deploy elite assassins. He was monitored by the CIA, which murdered his father with a car bomb in Beirut in a bid to recruit Webb; the ploy worked. He was brought into a secret recruitment center in New York City, where Hirsch ordered him tortured for days — via waterboarding and sleep deprivation — to break his spirit and allow him to be molded into an assassin, he was accepted when he murdered an unidentified man without questioning. After that, he was giv

Clarke Stadium

Clarke Stadium is a multipurpose facility located in Edmonton, Canada. The stadium was used for Canadian football. Over the years different sports have participated at the site. Presently, it is the home of the Edmonton Huskies and the Edmonton Wildcats of the Canadian Junior Football League, FC Edmonton of the Canadian Premier League; the stadium was built in 1938 and named for then-Mayor Joseph Clarke. It was built on land deeded to the City for the purpose of constructing public sports fields by Prime Minister Mackenzie King; the original Clarke Stadium accommodated 20,000 fans in the spartan conditions consistent with its era. The seating area consisted of two grandstands on opposing sidelines; some "endzone" stands were added years later. The stadium hosted the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League from 1949 to 1978, following which the team moved to Commonwealth Stadium, built adjacent to Clarke Stadium in preparation for the 1978 Commonwealth Games, it was used for minor league sporting events after the departure of the Eskimos.

The facility was completely demolished on June 1, 2000 and rebuilt as a'secondary' stadium for events of the 2001 World Championships in Athletics hosted in Edmonton. It was redesigned with 1,200 seats in a single grandstand; the original grass playing surface was replaced with artificial turf to allow for greater usage as part of the facility upgrade. The stadium is used for university and intramural sports. Clarke Park, as the remodelled stadium is known, is used for concerts and other events. Including the playing surface, the capacity of the stadium grounds can exceed 6,000 for concerts and non-sporting events; the Edmonton Drillers of the 1970s and the Edmonton Aviators of 2004 both attempted to draw crowds to the much larger Commonwealth Stadium before moving to Clarke Stadium when they were unable to fill Commonwealth or turn a profit. In both cases, the move to Clarke Stadium was followed by the team folding; the Edmonton Brickmen of the 1980s and 90s played at the stadium but played most matches at John Ducey Park, a baseball diamond.

FC Edmonton began playing their North American Soccer League home games at Clarke Stadium with the 2012 season. In May 2013, construction was completed to expand the stadium's capacity to 5,000, using temporary seating. In August 2013, NASL Commissioner Bill Peterson and representatives of FC Edmonton met with officials of the City of Edmonton to discuss the installation of artificial turf, as the final step in converting the facility into a more soccer-specific stadium, while still allowing for other use; the conversion of the turf was completed in time for the 2014 season. The stadium was further renovated in advance of the 2019 CPL season, with seating increased to 5,148 and the block of temporary stands from 2013 removed in favor of permanent seating, with stands now added behind both goals along with pitch side tables beside both teams dugouts. Photos of Clarke Stadium Joe Clarke & Edmonton Stadium