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Carl Potts

Carl Potts is an American comics artist, writer and editor best known for creating the series Alien Legion for the Marvel Comics imprint Epic Comics. Born in Oakland and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Hawaii, Potts received an Associate degree in commercial art from Chabot College in Hayward, California, he received his Bachelor's degree in Creative Editing from SUNY -- Empire State College. After contributing to such comics fanzines as the anthology Venture, Potts drew backgrounds and some secondary figures for a late fill-in issue of DC Comics' Richard Dragon: Kung Fu Fighter, being drawn by Bay Area comics artists Jim Starlin and Alan Weiss. Potts began his comics career in 1975. Relocating to New York City, he freelanced until joining Neal Adams' commercial-art company and comic book packager Continuity Studios and was a member of the Crusty Bunkers; as he explained in a 2000 interview: "Continuity was gearing up to produce black-and-white magazines based on several TV series: The Six Million Dollar Man, Space: 1999, Emergency!.

I got involved with comp art for major New York ad agencies. I produced finished-illustration for magazines and books for several years before joining Marvel's editorial staff in 1983". At Marvel as an editor, Potts discovered and/or mentored many top comics creators including Arthur Adams, Jon Bogdanove, June Brigman, Jim Lee, Mike Mignola, Mike Okamoto, Whilce Portacio, Terry Shoemaker, Steve Skroce, Larry Stroman, Sal Velutto, Chris Warner, Scott Williams, he oversaw the development of the Punisher from guest star to franchise character, edited such titles as The Incredible Hulk, Doctor Strange, The Defenders, The Thing, Alpha Flight, Moon Knight, as well as the newly created Amazing High Adventure, Power Pack, Strikeforce: Morituri, What The--?!. He was the editor. Potts' editorship was humorously characterized in 1988 as "a remarkable feat considering legendary spelling disability."After hours, Potts continued to write and produce occasional art for Marvel. He created the "Last of the Dragons" serial which appeared in Epic Illustrated #15–20 and was written by Dennis O'Neil and inked by Terry Austin.

In 1983, Potts teamed with Alan Zelenetz and Frank Cirocco to co-create the series Alien Legion, conceived as "the French Foreign Legion in space." Two ongoing series and several miniseries and one-shots were produced. In 2007, Potts' Alien Legion screenplay was optioned by producer Jerry Bruckheimer and The Walt Disney Company. Bruckheimer exercised the option and bought the script in 2010, hiring Game of Thrones show runner David Benioff to do a rewrite. Potts wrote and, for the early issues, did layouts for the launch of the Punisher War Journal title in 1988 with Jim Lee doing the finished art. In 1989, Potts was named executive editor in charge of the Epic imprint, about a third of the mainstream Marvel titles. Five years he became editor-in-chief of the "General Entertainment" and Epic Comics divisions. After 13 years at Marvel, Potts left to become Creative Director at VR-1, a massively multiplayer online game company, he worked with Gary Winnick and Cirocco's Lightsource Studios before freelancing.

He has taught at the Academy of Art University. Potts and his wife Cathy have two children. Potts, Carl; the DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics: Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling. Watson-Guptill. ISBN 978-0385344722. Space: 1999 magazine #7 Adventure Comics #453–455 Batman Family #11 Richard Dragon: Kung Fu Fighter #2 The Superman Family #183 Time Warp #5 Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #7, 9 Who's Who: Update'87 #4 Heavy Metal #v2#10, #v4#2 Carl Potts at the Comic Book DB General Eclectic. WebCitation archive. Alien Legion official website

Gibraltar F.C.

Gibraltar Football Club is an association football team based in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. Formed in 1893, it was one of the first civilian football teams to be established in Gibraltar, along with Prince of Wales F. C.. Gibraltar F. C. was formed in November 1893 by cricketers to allow them to continue playing sport during the winter. The club's formation led to a growing interest in football among Gibraltar's civilian population, which in turn led to the founding of the Gibraltar Civilian Football Association; when the Gibraltar Football League was formed in 1895, Gibraltar F. C. became the inaugural winners of the new league. Gibraltar F. C. failed to win the league again until the 1923–24 season following Prince of Wales F. C. who had won the three previous seasons. In addition to winning the league in 1895, Gibraltar F. C. were recorded as having won the inaugural Merchants Cup however there are conflicting records of this with other records claiming that Jubilee F. C. won the Merchants Cup by beating Gibraltar F.

C. in the final. Gibraltar F. C. had played matches against teams from outside Gibraltar. In 1914, they played a match against Spanish team Betis. While Gibraltar F. C.'s men's team have ceased to compete in the Gibraltar Football League, Gibraltar F. C. Ladies continue to maintain a presence in the women's leagues in Gibraltar, winning the women's league as as 2011

Michalis Lountzis

Michalis Lountzis is a Greek professional basketball player for Lavrio of the Greek Basket League. He is a 1.98 m tall combo guard. Lountzis started playing basketball in Zakynthos. Lountzis was invited to the Next Generation Practices at the 2014 Adidas Eurocamp, in Treviso, and, earlier that year, to the Jordan Brand Classic International Tour. Lountzis played with Kronos Agiou Dimitriou in Greece's amateur level fourth division, in the 2013–14 season. On 23 June 2014, Lountzis signed a five-year deal with Panathinaikos of Greece's top-tier level Greek Basket League. Lountzis made his professional debut at age 16, with Panathinaikos, on January 12, 2015, in a Greek Basket League victory over Panelefsiniakos, he became the youngest player to play in the Greek Cup Final, when he played with Panathinaikos in their victory against Apollon Patras, in the 2015 Greek Cup Final, on April 5, 2015. He made his debut in the European-wide top-tier level EuroLeague, at the age of 16, on April 14, 2015, in a playoff game against CSKA Moscow.

On August 21, 2017, Lountzis was loaned to Trikala for the 2017–18 season. On July 27, 2018, Lountzis was loaned once more, this time to Lavrio for the 2018–19 season. On July 2, 2019, Lountzis was released from his contract with Panathinaikos after five years. On August 5, 2019, Lountzis agreed to a new two-year contract with Lavrio. Lountzis was the captain of the junior Greek Under-16 national team at the 2014 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, he played with Greece's junior national teams at the 2015 FIBA Under-19 World Cup, the 2015 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, where he won a gold medal, at the 2nd division 2016 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship Division B, where he won a bronze medal. He played at the 2017 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, where he won a gold medal. Lountzis first became a member of the senior Greek national basketball team in 2018, he played at the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualification. Greek League Champion: 3× Greek Cup Winner: 2015 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship: Gold 2016 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship Division B: Bronze 2017 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship: Gold List of youngest EuroLeague players Profile FIBA Archive Profile FIBA Europe Profile Profile Greek Basket League Profile Greek Basket League Profile Profile Profile

Synthetic geometry

Synthetic geometry is the study of geometry without the use of coordinates or formulae. It relies on the axiomatic method and the tools directly related to them, that is, compass and straightedge, to draw conclusions and solve problems. Only after the introduction of coordinate methods was there a reason to introduce the term "synthetic geometry" to distinguish this approach to geometry from other approaches. Other approaches to geometry are embodied in analytic and algebraic geometries, where one would use analysis and algebraic techniques to obtain geometric results. According to Felix Klein, Synthetic geometry is that which studies figures as such, without recourse to formulae, whereas analytic geometry makes use of such formulae as can be written down after the adoption of an appropriate system of coordinates. Geometry as presented by Euclid in the Elements is the quintessential example of the use of the synthetic method, it was the favoured method of Isaac Newton for the solution of geometric problems.

Synthetic methods were most prominent during the 19th century when geometers rejected coordinate methods in establishing the foundations of projective geometry and non-Euclidean geometries. For example the geometer Jakob Steiner hated analytic geometry, always gave preference to synthetic methods; the process of logical synthesis begins with some definite starting point. This starting point is the introduction of primitive notions or primitives and axioms about these primitives: Primitives are the most basic ideas, they include both objects and relationships. In geometry, the objects are things such as points and planes, while a fundamental relationship is that of incidence – of one object meeting or joining with another; the terms themselves are undefined. Hilbert once remarked that instead of points and planes one might just as well talk of tables and beer mugs, the point being that the primitive terms are just empty placeholders and have no intrinsic properties. Axioms are statements about these primitives.

Axioms are assumed true, not proven. They are the building blocks of geometric concepts, since they specify the properties that the primitives have. From a given set of axioms, synthesis proceeds as a constructed logical argument; when a significant result is proved rigorously, it becomes a theorem. There is no fixed axiom set for geometry; each such set may lead to a different geometry, while there are examples of different sets giving the same geometry. With this plethora of possibilities, it is no longer appropriate to speak of "geometry" in the singular. Euclid's parallel postulate has turned out to be independent of the other axioms. Discarding it gives absolute geometry, while negating it yields hyperbolic geometry. Other consistent axiom sets can yield other geometries, such as projective, spherical or affine geometry. Axioms of continuity and "betweeness" are optional, for example, discrete geometries may be created by discarding or modifying them. Following the Erlangen program of Klein, the nature of any given geometry can be seen as the connection between symmetry and the content of the propositions, rather than the style of development.

Euclid's original treatment remained unchallenged for over two thousand years, until the simultaneous discoveries of the non-Euclidean geometries by Gauss, Bolyai and Riemann in the 19th century led mathematicians to question Euclid's underlying assumptions. One of the early French analysts summarized synthetic geometry this way: The Elements of Euclid are treated by the synthetic method; this author, after having posed the axioms, formed the requisites, established the propositions which he proves successively being supported by that which preceded, proceeding always from the simple to compound, the essential character of synthesis. The heyday of synthetic geometry can be considered to have been the 19th century, when analytic methods based on coordinates and calculus were ignored by some geometers such as Jakob Steiner, in favor of a purely synthetic development of projective geometry. For example, the treatment of the projective plane starting from axioms of incidence is a broader theory than is found by starting with a vector space of dimension three.

Projective geometry has in fact the most elegant synthetic expression of any geometry. In his Erlangen program, Felix Klein played down the tension between synthetic and analytic methods: On the Antithesis between the Synthetic and the Analytic Method in Modern Geometry: The distinction between modern synthesis and modern analytic geometry must no longer be regarded as essential, inasmuch as both subject-matter and methods of reasoning have taken a similar form in both. We choose therefore in the text as common designation of the term projective geometry. Although the synthetic method has more to do with space-perception and thereby imparts a rare charm to its first simple developments, the realm of space-perception is not closed to the analytic method, the formulae of analytic geometry can be looked upon as a precise and perspicuous statement of geometrical relations. On the other hand, the advantage to original research of a well formulated analysis should not be underestimated, - an advantage due to its moving, so to speak, in advance of the thought.

But it should always be insisted that a mathematical subject is not to be considered exhausted until it has become intuitively evident, the


The 7.62×54mmR is a rimmed rifle cartridge developed by the Russian Empire and introduced as a service cartridge in 1891. Designed for the bolt-action Mosin–Nagant rifle, it was used during the late Tsarist era and throughout the Soviet period to the present day; the cartridge remains one of the few standard-issue rimmed cartridges still in military use and has the longest service life of all military-issued cartridges in the world. The American Winchester Model 1895 was chambered for this cartridge per a contract with the Russian government; the 7.62×54mmR is still in use by the Russian military in the Dragunov, SV-98 and other sniper rifles, as well as some modern general-purpose machine guns like the PKM and Pecheneg machine gun. The round was designated as "Трехлинейный патрон образца 1891 года" –, it became known under the designation "7,62мм винтовочный патрон". The round has erroneously come to be known as the "7.62mm Russian", according to standards, the "R" in designation stands for "rimmed", in line with standard C.

I. P. Designations; the name is sometimes confused with the "7.62 Soviet" round, which refers to the rimless 7.62×39mm cartridge used in the SKS and AK-based rifles. The 7.62×54mmR is the oldest cartridge still in regular combat service with several major armed forces in the world. In 2011, the cartridge reached 120 years in service; as of December 2013 the 7.62×54mmR is used in designated marksman/sniper rifles like the Dragunov sniper rifle, SV-98 and machine guns like the PKM. Because of performance similar to the American.30-06 cartridge the 7.62×54mmR is nicknamed "the Russian.30-06" by some. It is one of the few bottlenecked, rimmed centerfire rifle cartridges still in common use today. Most of the bottleneck rimmed cartridges of the late 1880s and 1890s fell into disuse by the end of the First World War. The.30-06 Springfield cartridge, with its higher service pressure and case capacity, will outperform the 7.62×54mmR when same-length test barrels are used, though this is uncommon as.30-06 Springfield firearms are sold with much shorter barrels than 7.62×54mmR firearms.

Available 7.62×54mmR 150 gr commercial ammunition chronographs around 3,000 ft/s from the typical Mosin-Nagant barrel, while the heavier 180 gr loads chonograph in the low 2,700 ft/s range. This is identical to.30-06 Springfield performance from a 24" barrel and better than.30-06 Springfield performance from a 22" barrel. The 7.62×54mmR had a 13.7 g "Jager" round-nosed full metal jacket bullet. The projectile was replaced in 1908 by the 9.61-gram Лёгкая Пуля spitzer bullet, whose basic design has remained to the present. The Lyogkaya pulya, or "L"-bullet, had a ballistic coefficient of 0.338 and of 0.185. To increase accuracy for the Dragunov SVD, the Soviets developed the 7N1 variant of the cartridge in 1966; the 7N1 was developed by P. P. Sazonov and V. M. Dvorianinov, it used match-grade extruded powder instead of the coarser ball propellant and had a 9.8 g boat-tailed FMJ jacketed projectile with an air pocket, a steel core and a lead knocker in the base for maximum terminal effect. It had a ballistic coefficient of 0.411 and of 0.206.

Produced by "Factory 188", cartridges are only head-stamped with the number "188" and the year of manufacture. It came packaged 20 loose rounds to a paper packet, 22 packets to a metal "spam" tin, two tins per wooden case for a total of 880 rounds; the individual paper packets, hermetically sealed metal'spam' cans, wooden shipping crates were all distinctly marked Снайперская. The wax wrapping paper for the paper packets was covered in red text to make sure it wasn't misused; as hard body armor saw increasing use in militaries, the 7N1 was replaced in 1999 by the 7N14 special load developed for the SVD. The 7N14 round is loaded with a 9.8 g projectile containing a sharp hardened steel penetrator to improve penetration, fired with an average muzzle velocity of 830 m/s, for a muzzle energy of 3,375 J. The 7.62×54mmR has 4.16 ml cartridge case capacity. The exterior shape of the case was designed to promote reliable case feeding and extraction in bolt-action rifles and machine guns alike, under challenging conditions.

The cartridge's shape remains the same to the present day. 7.62×54mmR maximum C. I. P. Cartridge dimensions. All sizes in millimeters. Americans would define the shoulder angle at alpha/2 ≈ 18.5 degrees. The common rifling twist rate for this cartridge is 240 mm, 4 grooves, Ø lands = 7.62 mm, Ø grooves = 7.92 mm, land width = 3.81 mm and the primer type is Berdan or rarely Boxer. According to the official C. I. P. Rulings the 7.62×54mmR can handle up to 390.00 MPa Pmax piezo pressure. In C. I. P. Regulated countries every rifle cartridge combo has to be proofed at 125% of this maximum C. I. P. pressure to certify for sale to consumers. This means that 7.62×54mmR chambered arms in C. I. P.-regulated countries are proof tested at 487.50 MPa PE piezo pressure. The attainable muzzle velocities and muzzle energies of the 7.62×54mmR are comparable with (but slightly


Mogu is a painting skill or technique in traditional Chinese painting. It means "boneless". On paintings in the style of mogu, forms are made by color washes rather than by outlines. There are two derivatives: Mogu-Hua mentions the painting or work has such style or created by such technique. Mogu-Fa emphasizes the technique. According to some ancient records, the technique was first created and theorized by Zhang Sengyou of the Liang Dynasty in 557 during the Southern dynasties period. During the period of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period, a painter named Huang Quan from Former Shu developed the techniques in bird-and-flower painting in painting trees and flowers, his painting was called as the fine-sounding name Mogu Huazhi. In Tang Dynasty, notable painters mastered this technique includes Yang Sheng. Xu Chongsi during the Northern Song Dynasty continued developing the technique from Huang, his paintings were named Mogu-Tu. Xu started applying this technique in shan shui painting; the technique gained popularity during the Late-Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty, the most famous master would be Yun Shouping.

The method is a staining and dying one, by using ink brush pens. Less or no sketch or drawing, so people can hardly observe solid lines or curves in the painting. There are three Mogu staining methods: the staining by smearing, the staining by dotting, the staining by just filling colours. Yun Shouping: regarded as the top Mogu painter. Mogu painting is applied in: Shan shui painting Bird-and-flower painting