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Clint Dempsey

Clinton Drew Dempsey is an American retired professional soccer player who played as a forward. During his career, he played in the Premier League for Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur, in Major League Soccer for New England Revolution and Seattle Sounders FC. ESPN, FOX Sports, NBC Sports have each ranked Dempsey as the greatest American soccer player in history. A native of Nacogdoches, Dempsey spent his youth career with the Dallas Texans before joining Furman University's men's soccer team in 2001. In 2004, Dempsey was drafted by the New England Revolution, where he scored 25 goals in 71 appearances. Between 2007 and 2012, Dempsey played for Fulham in the Premier League becoming the club's leading Premier League goalscorer. Dempsey became the first American player to score a hat-trick in the Premier League during a 5–2 win against Newcastle United in 2012. On August 31, 2012, Tottenham signed Dempsey for a fee of $9.6 million a record signing for an American. Dempsey scored 12 goals in one season with Tottenham, giving him 72 goals across all competitions for Premier League clubs—the most by an American in a top-tier European league.

He was signed by the Seattle Sounders the following year and played 115 matches for the club, scoring 47 goals, leading the club to win the 2014 Supporters' Shield. During the 2016 season, Dempsey was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat and missed the team's run to the MLS Cup. Dempsey returned the following season and announced his retirement from professional soccer on August 29, 2018. Dempsey represented the United States at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship and made his first appearance with the senior team on November 17, 2004, against Jamaica, he earned more than 140 caps and scored 57 international goals, making him the nation's fourth-most capped player and tying him with Landon Donovan as the top all-time scorer with 57 goals. Dempsey has represented the United States at four CONCACAF Gold Cups, helped them to the final of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, scored in each of the three FIFA World Cups he attended. Dempsey is of Irish ancestry on his father's side. For much of his childhood, Dempsey's family lived in a trailer park where he and his siblings grew up playing soccer with the complex's large population of Hispanic immigrants.

In his teens, Dempsey maintained these ties playing in a local Mexican-dominated adult league. His older brother, was offered a tryout for the Dallas Texans, an elite youth soccer club, brought Clint, noticed and recruited while passing time juggling a ball on the sidelines. Dempsey became a standout on the team at an early age but had to quit due to financial constraints as his eldest sister Jennifer was becoming a ranked youth tennis player. Several parents of his teammates with the Texans offered to assist the Dempseys with expenses and travel, allowing him to rejoin the club. On November 27, 1995, Dempsey's 16-year-old sister Jennifer died from a brain aneurysm. Dempsey was devastated with the family's loss and explained that this event helped him develop a deeper motivation to pursue soccer in honor of his sister, he went on to be the captain and high scorer of the Texans and was honored with the MVP of the Tampa Bay Sun Bowl tournament. Dempsey studied the play of Argentina's national team Diego Maradona, was heartbroken when the news came to Nacogdoches that Maradona would not be playing in the 1994 World Cup game played in the Cotton Bowl.

He attended Furman University as a health and exercise science major and a key player for Paladins soccer. The New England Revolution selected Clint Dempsey eighth overall in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft. In his rookie season, he started. Dempsey helped the Revolution to the Eastern Conference Finals and earned 2004 MLS Rookie of the Year Honors, he was named the 2004 Man of the Year by the Midnight Riders. In 2005, Dempsey contributed nine assists in 26 games, he scored the game-winning goal in the Eastern Conference Final on his way to an appearance in the MLS Cup Final. In 2006, Dempsey missed significant time in the playoffs due to injury, he came on as a substitute in the MLS Cup Final, but the Revolution lost their second straight final, this time in a penalty shoot-out. In December 2006, English club Fulham offered MLS $4 million for the transfer of Dempsey the largest amount offered for an MLS player, he became another American addition to a Cottagers' squad which included U. S. internationals Carlos Bocanegra.

On January 11, 2007, he was granted a work permit from the Home Office as Fulham announced his signing on a long-term deal. This made Dempsey the most expensive American export to the Premier League in a deal worth a reported £2 million, he made his Fulham debut in a 1–1 home draw against Tottenham Hotspur on January 20, 2007. His FA Cup debut followed seven days in a 3–0 home win over Stoke City. Dempsey scored his first goal for Fulham on May 5 when he struck the only goal of a 1–0 home win over Liverpool; this goal saved Fulham from relegation and guaranteed their place in the top-flight for the following season. Dempsey was not in the starting XI for the first three matches of the 2007–08 season, but after an injury to Brian McBride, he came into the side as a striker and scored in a 2–1 defeat against Aston Villa, he followed this up by scoring in Fulham's next fixture in a 3–3 home draw against Tottenham on September 1. Two weeks he opened the scoring in Fulham's 1–1 away draw against Wigan Athletic.

These goals gave Dempsey three in as many games. On September 29, Dempsey was involved in an aerial collision with John Terry during a 0–0 draw at Stamford Bridge which resul

Slipped into Tomorrow

Slipped into Tomorrow is the fifth solo album by John Norum, the guitarist for Swedish hard rock band Europe, released in 1999. The album features a cover version of the Thin Lizzy song "Killer Without a Cause". "Still in the Game" - 3:49 "Waiting on You" - 3:32 "Blackscape" - 5:14 "Tico's Life" - 4:58 "Nobody Answers" - 4:53 "Loosing My Mind" - 6:12 "Freedom Is My Truth" - 4:19 "Veda" - 4:42 "Songs of Yesterday" - 4:44 "Killer Without a Cause" - 4:06 "Center of Balance" - 6:26 John Norum - lead vocals, guitars Stefan Rodin - bass guitar Mats Olausson - keyboards Thomas Broman - drums Leif Sundin - lead vocals on "Center of Balance" Mats Levén - backing vocals John Norum - producer

Katharine Burr Blodgett

Katharine Burr Blodgett was an American physicist and chemist known for her work on surface chemistry, in particular her invention of "invisible" or nonreflective glass while working at General Electric. She was the first woman to be awarded a Ph. D. in physics from the University of Cambridge, in 1926. Blodgett was born on January 10, 1898 in Schenectady, New York, she was the second child of George Bedington Blodgett. Her father was a patent attorney at General Electric, he was killed in his home by a burglar just before she was born. GE offered a $5,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the killer, but the suspected killer hanged himself in his jail cell in Salem, New York, her mother was financially secure after her husband's death, she moved to New York City with Katharine and her son George Jr. shortly after Katharine's birth. In 1901, Katherine's mother moved the family to France, they lived there for several years, returned to New York for a year, during which time Katherine attended school in Saranac Lake spent time traveling through Germany.

In 1912, Blodgett returned to New York City with her family and attended New York City's Rayson School. Blodgett's early childhood was split between New York and Europe, she wasn't enrolled in school until she was eight years old. After attending Rayson School in New York City, she entered Bryn Mawr College on a scholarship, where she was inspired by two professors in particular: mathematician Charlotte Angas Scott and physicist James Barnes. In 1917, Irving Langmuir, a former colleague of her father and future Nobel Prize laureate, took Katherine on a tour of General Electric's research laboratories, he offered her a research position at GE if she first completed higher education, so she enrolled in a master's degree program at the University of Chicago after receiving her bachelor's degree. At the University of Chicago she studied gas adsorption with Harvey B. Lemon, researching the chemical structure of gas masks, she took a research scientist position working with Langmuir. After six years at the company, Blodgett decided to pursue a doctoral degree with hopes of advancing further within GE.

Langmuir arranged for her to study physics at Cambridge University, at the Cavendish Laboratory persuading somewhat reluctant administrators to offer one of their few positions to a woman. She was enrolled at Newnham College, matriculating in 1924, she studied with Sir Ernest Rutherford and in 1926 became the first woman to receive a PhD in physics from Cambridge University. Blodgett was hired by General Electric as a research scientist in 1918 after receiving a master's degree from the University of Chicago, she was the first woman to work as a scientist for General Electric Laboratory in Schenectady, NY. She worked with Irving Langmuir, who had pioneered a technique for creating single-molecule thin films on the surface of water. Blodgett and Langmuir explored the application of similar techniques to lipids and proteins, creating monomolecular coatings designed to cover surfaces of water, metal, or glass; these special coatings could be deposited in layers only a few nanometers thick. In 1935, Blodgett extended Langmuir's work by devising a method to spread monomolecular coatings one at a time onto glass or metal.

By dipping a metal plate into water covered by a layer of oil, she was able to stack oil layers onto the plate with molecular precision. The apparatus which she used and refined is known as the Langmuir–Blodgett trough. Using this technique, Blodgett developed practical uses for Langmuir's gossamer films. Blodgett used a barium stearate film to cover glass with 44 monomolecular layers, making the glass more than 99% transmissive and creating "invisible" glass; the visible light reflected by the layers of film canceled. This type of nonreflective coating is now called Langmuir–Blodgett film and is used; the first major cinematic production to use Blodgett's invisible glass was the popular film Gone with the Wind, noted for its crystal-clear cinematography. Once introduced, nonreflective lenses were used for projectors and cameras by the post-war movie industry. Blodgett's glass was used for submarine periscopes and airplane spy cameras during World War II. Blodgett invented the color gauge, a method to measure the molecular coatings on the glass to one millionth of an inch.

The gauge employs the concept. While examining the layering of stearic acid on a glass plate, she realized that the addition of each layer, about 2/10,000,000 inch thick, reliably changed the color of the plate. Before her invention, the best measurement instruments were only accurate to a few thousandths of an inch, her glass "ruler" much more showed the progression of colors and their corresponding thicknesses. Measuring thickness became as simple as matching colors. Blodgett and Langmuir worked on improvements to the light bulb, their studies on electrical discharges in gases helped lay the foundations for plasma physics. Dr. Blodgett was issued eight U. S. patents during her career. She was the sole inventor on all but two of the patents, working with Vincent J. Schaefer as co-inventor. Blodgett published over 30 technical papers in various scientific journals and was the inventor of poison gas adsorbents, methods for deicing aircraft wings, improving smokescreens. Blodgett never married and lived a vibrant life, living in a Boston marriage for many years with Gertrude Brown, who came from an old Schenectady family.

For another period she lived with Elsie Errington, the English-born directo