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Brad Franchione

Bradley Todd Franchione is an American football coach. Franchione is the son of college football coach and former ESPN announcer Dennis Franchione and Linda Solomon. Franchione was born in Miller and grew up near Pittsburg, Kansas, he graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1992 and earned a bachelor's degree in physical education in 1996 from the University of New Mexico. Two years he received his M. S. in education from Arkansas State University. Franchione began his coaching career while still in college, he was a student coach assisting the secondary at the University of New Mexico from 1992–1996, served as a graduate assistant with the offense at Arkansas State from 1996–1998. After his graduation from Arkansas State, Franchione received his first official coaching job as an assistant at Fort Scott Community College, working with quarterbacks and the punt team and serving as video coordinator. After a year there, Franchione move to East Central University, where from 1999–2001 he was the defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator, as well as the academic and special teams coordinator.

He helped lead their 2000 team to its first winning season in 17 years. In 2001–2002, Franchione was an assistant coach at the University of West Alabama, where he worked with linebackers and the punt and kickoff teams, he held the same position at the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2002. The next season, Franchione was an associate head coach, defensive coordinator, recruiting coordinator at Bacone College; the team earned second place in the Central States Intercollegiate Football Conference. In 2004, Franchione served as defensive line coach at Texas A&M University–Commerce. In his single season there, he was the academic and video coordinator for the team, he was responsible for recruiting at Kansas junior colleges and in central Texas, an area that included his next school, Blinn. In only his 10th year as a coach, Franchione earned his first head coaching opportunity when he was hired to coach the Blinn Buccaneers in Brenham, Texas in January 2005. In their 2006 season, Franchione's second year as their coach, the team had a perfect 12–0 season and earned a national championship when they were awarded the number one ranking in the final NJCAA Football Poll of the 2006 season.

The team's defense was ranked number one in the country, giving up an average of only 129 yard per game, allowing only 39 rushing yards per game. Four of the team's players were named NJCAA All-Americans. For his coaching efforts, Franchione was named the 2006 Southwest Junior College Conference Coach of the Year and the Sportex 2006 National Junior College Coach of the Year. In 2009 Blinn won their second national championship, Franchione was named the 2009 American Community College Football Coaches Association Coach of the Year; the 2009 Blinn squad led by future Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton finished the season with an 11-1 overall record, the Southwest Junior College Football Conference title and the National Junior College Athletic Association national title. Franchione resigned his position as Blinn head coach on January 3, 2011, in his five years at Blinn amassed a 54-13 record. In January 2011 Franchione accepted a position at Texas State University as linebackers coach and special teams coordinator.

In 2012, he coached future NFL linebacker Joplo Bartu. The special teams finished in the top ten in FBS in kickoff returns and net punting, his special teams unit finished. In 2013, the defense finished 2nd in total defense in the Sun Belt Conference as Texas State finished bowl eligible for the first time in program history. In 2014, he coached future NFL linebacker and the leading tackler in the Sun Belt Conference, David Mayo. Dennis Franchione quit in December 2015. Brad was released from TXST in 2016. Franchione and his wife, have two sons and Gunnar and one daughter, Isabella. Texas State University Bio 2006 Houston Chronicle Interview with Brad Franchione

Shiver (Jamie O'Neal album)

Shiver is the first studio album by the country music artist Jamie O'Neal. Released on October 31, 2000, the album reached its peak of number 14 on the U. S. Top Country Albums chart and number 125 on the Billboard 200, it was certified Gold by the RIAA for sales of 500,000. The album was released through Mercury Nashville Records. Five singles were released from Shiver, the first two managed to reach number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart; the album included a duet with Country Singer Mark Wills, who recorded for Mercury at the time. The track, "I'm Not Gonna Do Anything Without You", was released as a single for Wills, reached number 31 on the country charts; the song is available on Wills' studio album, Loving Every Minute. After the release of this album, O'Neal recorded a second album for Mercury, entitled On My Way to You. Although its lead-off single peaked at number 34 in 2003, the album was not released and O'Neal exited Mercury, she signed to Capitol Records Nashville to release her next album, Brave.

Rick Cohoon of Allmusic rated the album four stars out of five, praising O'Neal's voice and the first two singles, but said that the rest of the album "lacks the polish of the pros". Strings arranged by Matthew McCauley


Palaeoraphe is an extinct genus of palms, represented by one species, Palaeoraphe dominicana from early Miocene Burdigalian stage Dominican amber deposits on the island of Hispaniola. The genus is known from full flower; the holotype is deposited in the collections of the Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, as number "Sd–9–158", where it was studied and described by Dr George Poinar. Dr Poinar published his 2002 type description for Palaeoraphe in the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society volume number 139; the genus name is a combination of the Greek word palaios meaning "ancient" and Raphia a genus of palm, while the species name dominicana references the Dominican Republic where the fossil was discovered. The type specimen was excavated from the La Toca mine northeast of Santiago de los Caballeros. Palaeoraphe has been placed in the Corypheae subtribe Livistoninae, which has twelve modern genera found in both the old world and the new world. Of the three modern genera the Palaeoraphe flower is similar in character Brahea and Colpothrinax, with the structure being closest in structure to that of Brahea.

Both genera having distinct sepals, petals with furrows facing the axis of the flower, shaped and sized anthers. However the two genera can be told apart by the stigmas, which are united for their entire length in Brahea, by the more relaxed positioning of the anthers in Palaeoraphe; the flower of P. dominicana is a calyx of three broad sepals with irregular to fringed apices. The three petals are joined at their bases and of the six stamins, those paired with petals are relxed into depressions on the petal surface, while the remaining three stamins are erect, it is proposed by Dr. Poinar that Palaeoraphe may have been a stenotopic genus, restricted to the Greater Antilles and to just the island of Hispaniola; the extinction of Palaeoraphe may have been caused by floral and faunal shifts during the Pliocene and Pleistocene

Fujifilm FinePix HS10

The Fujifilm FinePix HS10 is an ultrazoom bridge camera from Fujifilm, announced in February 2010. It is the first model of the Fujifilm FinePix HS series. Weight: 636 g Sensor: 10.3-megapixel 1/2.3-inch BSI-CMOS – maximum image resolution of 3,648 × 2,736 Sensitivity: ISO 100 to 6400 Shutter speed: 30 – 1/4000 s Fujinon 30x optical zoom lens, manually actuated, f/2.8 – f/5.6 Focal length: f=4.2–126.0 mm, equivalent to 24–720 mm on a 35 mm camera Aperture: f/2.8–11 f/5.6–11 Min Focus distance: 50 cm – 3 m High speed 2 m – 5 m Macro 10 cm – 3 m – 2 m–5 m Super Macro 1 cm – 1 m Still images: RAW size=px size of sensor or jpeg images, RAW+JPG. The raf file specifications differ from earlier versions of Fuji.raf files meaning that older software can not read HS10 raw files. For example, Adobe Photoshop versions prior to CS5 cannot read the new format; the Raw converter that comes with the camera does not save in TIF file format. HD Video up to 1080p at 30 frame/s with stereo audio recording. Duration limited to 29 minutes or 4 GB.

High speed video capture with frame rates from 60 frame/s up to 1,000 frame/s, sacrificing image resolution with increased frame rates. 60 frame/s at 1,280×720, 120 frame/s at 640×480, 240 frame/s at 442×332, 480 frame/s at 224×168, 1,000 frame/s at 224×64. No sound. Highspeed movie duration limited to 30 sec. Movie format: Apple QuickTime MOV. H264 video codec, stereo audio track recorded through two microphones. Audio: Mono Wav. Storage: SD and SD HC cards plus internal. Power: 4×AA battery. Either Lithium, Alkaline or Ni-MH Flash Built in plus hot shoe external Monitor 240k pixel, LCD up and down tilt, it does not tilt sideways. Exif: ver 2.2 Exposure compensation: − 2 to +2 EV in P, S, A, C modes. Compensation value not displayed. Exposure bracketing: ±1/3 to 1 EV in P, S, A, M and C modes. Connections: USB 2.0, mini HDMI, A/V Lens filter mount: 58 mm Sweep panoramas are taken in one long exposure. Moving objects can spoil it though. Dynamic range: Has three settings of DR100, DR200 and DR400. Continuous shooting modes: Continuous 6 or 7 shots, with processing times from 10 to 30 seconds.

Best frame capture. Which records up to 6 frames previous to shutter release. Zoom bracketing Up to now there are several bridge cameras have 30x optical zoom – the first one being FinePix HS10 and the second one Olympus SP-800-UZ; the digital zoom of Fujifilm FinePix HS10 is only 2x. The others are Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V. Moreover, longer optical zoom right now is 35x by Canon PowerShot SX30 IS. and Nikon Coolpix P500 with 36x. Fujifilm FinePix HS Fujifilm FinePix S-series Digital photography Fujifilm FinePix HS10 at Fujifilm website Fujifilm HS20EXR at Fujifilm website – successor to HS10 and available March 2011 Sample gallery with Fujifilm FinePix HS10 photos Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Review at ePHOTOzine Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Review at Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Review at CNET Asia Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Review at CNET Reviews Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Review at Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Review at Fujifilm FinePix HS10 First Impressions Review at List of Fujifilm FinePix HS10 reviews at ZDNet Fujifilm Finepix HS10 Video Review

Tenthredo scrophulariae

Tenthredo scrophulariae, the figwort sawfly is a species of the family Tenthredinidae, subfamily Tenthredininae. This species is widespread across Europe and Transcaucasia, in meadows wherever Figwort grows. Tenthredo scrophulariae can reach a body length of 11–15 millimetres, it is recognisable by its wasplike appearance although lacking the thin'waist' of a true wasp. The head is quite short, with prominent, rectangular back corners; the flagellum of the antennae is not narrowed on the tip, it is quite short compared to many related species. It is orange colored; the thorax is predominantly black, only the pronotum and scutellum are yellow. The abdomen is black, with transverse bands of yellow; the leading edge of the forewings, including the veins, is intense orange-red colored, while the remaining wing-membrane is transparent pale yellowish, gray tinted towards the tip. The front legs are completely yellow, but the upper sides of the femurs are black; the middle and the rear legs are orange, but the femurs of the rear legs black.

In the middle leg pair, the femurs may be black or with only black rear sides. The rather large larvae may reach a length of about 30 millimeters, they have a dark head, with black-spotted body. The larvae feed from August to September, they hibernate on October. The adults are on the wing from May to August of the following year; these sawflies allow close observation. They fly in a lazy style with their long yellow legs hanging down; the adults feed on small insects and can be found on umbellifers, feeding on nectar and pollen. The larvae feed on leaves of Figwort, they occur on Buddleja and on black mullein, where they feed only on the less hairy, older leaves. The larvae are parasitized by various parasitoid species of Ichneumonidae. LES TENTHREDES at R. R. Benson: Hymenoptera 2. Symphyta, Section b. Handbook for the identification of British insects Vol. VI Part 2b. Published by the Royal Entomological Society of London. 1952

Corey Johnson (basketball)

Corey Johnson is a Canadian college basketball player. He played college basketball for Harvard University. Johnson began his college career at Harvard. After entering the university, Johnson spent the 2015–16 basketball season competing for the Crimson. During his freshman year, he helped lead the crimson to a 14–16 record, 6–8 in Ivy League play to finish in fourth place. Johnson averaged 9.8 points with a.398 three-point field goal percentage. As a sophomore, Johnson averaged 2.8 rebounds per game. In the Ivy League season finale on March 3, 2018, Johnson led Harvard with 17 points in a 93-74 win over Columbia to give the Crimson the No. 1 seed in the Ivy League tournament. He shot 5 of 8 from behind the 3-point arc. Johnson averaged 2.9 rebounds per game as a junior. While still in high school, in 2014 Johnson tried out for and was selected to the U-18 Canadian National Basketball team; the team won the silver medal at the U-18 FIBA Americas for Men in Colorado Springs. In 2015, Johnson was selected to the U-19 Canadian National Basketball team.

The team finished 5th at the FIBA U-19 World Championship. This was the national teams. Johnson averaged 12.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.7 assists for Canada FIBA U-19 World Championship