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Constrictor (comics)

Constrictor is the name of two fictional characters appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Frank Payne version of Constrictor made his first appearance in Incredible Hulk #212 and was created by Len Wein and John Romita Sr. drawn in his first issue by Sal Buscema. The character went on to feature as a supervillain in Captain America #228-229, #231, Iron Man #126-127, Power Man & Iron Fist #66, Captain America Annual #5, Power Man & Iron Fist #78, #84, Captain America #281-283, #309-311, Fantastic Four #334, Marvel Comics Presents #74, #86-87. #89-92, New Warriors Annual #2, The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #12, Web of Spider-Man Annual #8, Iron Man #284, Nick Fury: Agent of S. H. I. E. L. D. Vol.3 #36, Marvel Comics Presents #119-120, Alpha Flight vol.1 #121, Captain America #412, Sabretooth #1-3, Marvel Fanfare vol.2 #6, Thunderbolts #24-25, Gambit vol.3 #12, #16-19, Gambit Annual 2000, The Hood #2-4, #6, Agent X #6, Weapon X vol.2 #26, #28, Secret War #3-5, Marvel Team-Up vol.3 #7 and She-Hulk vol.1 #9.

Constrictor appeared as a supporting character in Deadpool #35, #38-45 and #61. The character went on to feature in Cable & Deadpool # 7-12 and The Thing vol.2 #1-3, #8 in a more heroic role. Constrictor appeared as a member of the Initiative in Avengers: The Initiative #1, #4-5, #8, #10, #12-15, #17 and featured prominently in #20-24, #26-35 during the Dark Reign and Siege storylines. Frank Payne was an agent of the international espionage organization S. H. I. E. L. D. and the father of an adult daughter, Mia. When S. H. I. E. L. D. Needed a costumed "supervillain" to go undercover in the criminal organization called the Corporation, Frank was given a snake-themed costume and a pair of wrist-mounted electrified metal coils. Using the false identity of "Frank Schlicting" from Racine and the codename of "Constrictor", he infiltrated the group, only to suffer a nervous breakdown and become a career criminal in earnest; as a result of his defection, S. H. I. E. L. D. Allowed his daughter to believe that he had died.

As the Constrictor, "Schlicting" debuted in combat against the Hulk, while attempting to assassinate the Hulk's friend Jim Wilson on behalf of the Corporation. The Corporation next sent him to assassinate Captain America. H. I. E. L. D. Headquarters, was freed by Captain America; the Constrictor would remain an independent mercenary and assassin after the dissolution of the Corporation. He next battled Iron Man as a member of Justin Hammer's criminal army, he next teamed with Sabretooth to safeguard a stolen jade tiger statuette, battled Power Man and the Daughters of the Dragon. He teamed with Sabretooth again to help Sabretooth get revenge on Misty Knight, they fought Iron Fist, Power Man, El Aguila, Misty Knight. Working for the Viper, he battled Captain Nomad, he wound up turning against the Viper. He next joined with other criminals in an attempt to assassinate the hospitalized Thing. Constrictor was invited to join the Serpent Society, which he turned down and walked out after the first meeting.

He subsequently tried to turn them over to the Avengers, Anaconda exacted revenge on him. While in the hospital recuperating from the beating, he was nearly killed by the Scourge of the Underworld disguised as a nurse, but was saved by Captain America. Constrictor took an assignment to kill the Beast in Belgium by Commander Courage, impersonating the Red Ghost. Finding out that he had been set up, Constrictor teamed up with Beast to defeat Commander Courage, he had a showdown with his common-law stepfather McAvey, who had murdered his mother. Constrictor has battled numerous heroes over the years, including repeated encounters with Captain America, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Spider-Man, the Thing and the short-lived character NFL SuperPro. Although Luke Cage and Nick Fury uncovered Payne's former identity, he chose to retain the Schlicting alias and to allow his daughter to believe that her father was dead. During the Acts of Vengeance, Constrictor was one of the many villains that attacked the Fantastic Four.

Constrictor appeared as a supporting character in Deadpool wherein he and Titania moved in with him as his roommates. During their uncomfortable living situation, Constrictor was convinced that Titania was a man, it would turn out. He was found to be under the employment of Justin Hammer; when cutbacks forced his supervisor to lay him off, he responded by brutally attacking him. He did join the seventh incarnation of the Masters of Evil led by Crimson Cowl. During the Deadpool story arc, it was revealed that Constrictor had been part of a short-lived rendition of the Wizard's Frightful Four. At one point he was one of the many mercenaries hired to kill Alex Hayden, at this time thought to be Wade Wilson, he works including Crossfire. In the story it was stated that Wilson was a hard-ass, so Hayden could not be Deadpool. Hayden broke Constrictor's nose; the Constrictor was seen in the same issue being used, or rather his vibranium coils were used, to drag the Rhino into a river. Somehow both escaped.

After a severe beating from Hercules, the Constrictor was awarded several million dollars in a lawsuit. Nighthawk, rich himself, convinces the Constrictor that with all his money there wa

John Ormsby (translator)

John Ormsby was a nineteenth-century British translator. He is most famous for his 1885 English translation of Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote de la Mancha the most scholarly and accurate English translation of the novel up to that time, it is so precise that Samuel Putnam, who published his own English translation of the novel in 1949, faults Ormsby for duplicating Cervantes' pronouns so that the meaning of the sentences sometimes becomes confusing. He was born at co.. Mayo, on 25 April 1829, was the eldest son of George Ormsby, a captain in the 3rd dragoons and high sheriff of co. Mayo in 1827, his wife Marianne, third daughter of Humphrey Jones of Mullinabro, co. Kilkenny, he was a direct descendant of the Ormsby family which migrated from Lincolnshire to co. Mayo in the reign of Elizabeth. On the death of both parents during his childhood, he was placed under the guardianship of Denis Brown, dean of Emly, he was educated at Dr. Roman's private school at Seapoint, at Trinity College, where he graduated B.

A. in 1843, he won a silver medal for chemistry at the university of London in 1846. Two years he was admitted at the Middle Temple, but he was never called to the bar, his literary tastes were developed early, he contributed papers of travel to Fraser's Magazine, to the Saturday Review, to the early numbers of the Cornhill and the Pall Mall Gazette. He lived at this period in King's Bench Walk in the Temple, a'denizen of Bohemia, but of the cultivated and scholarlike Bohemia,' and his friends remarked that he would be an'excellent representative of Warrington in "Pendennis."' He was well read in eighteenth-century literature, in Defoe and Boswell. He was a member of the Alpine Club from its inauguration in 1858, he was one of the first party to climb the Pic de Grivola in August 1859, he contributed an amusing paper on'The Ascent of the Grivola' to the second volume of the second series of Peaks and Glaciers, by members of the Alpine Club. In 1864, he published Autumn Rambles in North Africa, travel sketches from La Grande Kabylie and Tunis during 1863-4 contributed for the most part to Fraser, with illustrations by the author.

In 1876, he collected in volume form his Stray Papers, including some amusing pieces,'Sandford and Merton,"Mme. Tussaud's,' and'Swift on the Turf.' In 1879, he published a translation from Spanish of the Poem of the Cid, dedicated to Pascual de Gayangos. Ormsby's translation has seen more editions than any other nineteenth-century English version of the novel, having been included in the Heritage Book Club series of great novels, in the Great Books of the Western World set; the contemporaneous translations by Alexander James Duffield and Henry Edward Watts have been forgotten. Ormsby's translation was the first English version of Cervantes's book to appear complete on the Internet. Ormsby not only translates the novel, he features a short biography of Cervantes in his introduction, as well as providing his own controversial analysis of the work. Ormsby refutes the accepted view that "Don Quixote" is a sad novel with allegorical meanings and a pessimistic philosophy, states that because Cervantes himself declared it to be a satire against books of chivalry, it is only that, although it does contain much observation on human character.

Ormsby refutes, in addition, the held view that Don Quixote is an innately noble person, stating that his nobility of character is an attitude that he assumes to imitate his knightly heroes. An 1886 edition of the Quarterly Review, published only a year after Ormsby's translation was first issued, took him to task for his limited interpretation of the novel and of Don Quixote's character, while praising the accuracy of the translation. Although he keeps referring to Don Quixote as a "great classic", he's far from being an unquestioning admirer of Cervantes's work. Ormsby was at times critical of the author's writing habits and linguistic style, he wrote, for example: “Never was great work so neglected by its author. That it was written carelessly, by fits and starts, was not always his fault, but it seems clear he never read what he sent to the press.”. He wrote two versions of his introductory analysis, a longer version published in the original 1885 edition of his translation, in which he criticized Cervantes's writing style, a more concise version, in which some of the criticisms have been omitted.

Ormsby provided his own footnotes for his translation. They are missing in Internet versions of his translation. A revised version of Ormsby's translation, by Kenneth Douglas and Joseph Jones, with new introduction and notes, was published by W. W. Norton in 1981, it is out of print, but found. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Seccombe, Thomas. "Ormsby, John". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. Works by John Ormsby at Project Gutenberg Works by or about John Ormsby at Internet Archive Works by John Ormsby at LibriVox

Sava Petrov

Sava Petrov is a Serbian footballer, who plays as a forward for Westerlo. Born in Belgrade, Petrov came through Partizan's youth system, where he was mentored by Darko Tešović, he joined the first team in 2016, making a debut in a friendly against Beroe Stara Zagora in May same year. In August 2016, Petrov signed his first professional contract with the club on five-year deal. Shortly after, he was loaned to the satellite club Teleoptik at one-year spell. Collecting 20 matches with 4 goals for the season, Petrov contributed in winning the Serbian League Belgrade for the 2016–17 campaign. In the meantime, Petrov had been connected with Borussia Dortmund in the mid-season, but failed to sign a contract with the German club, he stayed with Partizan, training with the first team and playing with reserves making several matches in unofficial competition named Serbian B League. Although he did not make any appearances during the season, Petrov had been awarded for winning the 2016–17 Serbian SuperLiga campaign.

He lost his medal during the celebration, given back to him from a fan who had found it on the field. In summer 2017, Petrov passed the pre-season with Partizan, after which he moved back to training with Teleoptik before the 2017–18 Serbian First League campaign. Failing to make any official appearance with Partizan as a senior, Petrov mutually terminated a contract and left the club as a free agent in August 2017. At the beginning of September 2017, Petrov joined Spartak Subotica as a single player, penning a three-year contract with the club. Through the regular season, Petrov was used as a back-up player under coach Aleksandar Veselinović. Next he left the club, Petrov spent several successive matches on the bench in the play-off season under Vladimir Gaćinović. Petrov made his professional debut in 3–0 away defeat against Čukarički on 29 April 2018, replacing Bojan Čečarić in 37 minte of the match. At the beginning of the summer pre-season, Petrov missed the first training on 10 June 2018.

On 18 June 2018, Petrov joined the Belgian First Division B side Westerlo on a three-year deal. Petrov was invited to the Serbia under-17 national level in 2015, he made his debut for the team in a friendly match against Slovenia on 26 February same year. As a coach of Serbia national under-18 football team, Ivan Tomić called Petrov into the squad in summer 2015. Petrov played with the team as a regular member until 2016, scoring a goal in a match against Hungary on 21 April 2016. In September 2016, Petrov made his debut for Serbian under-19 level, scoring in the opening match of the memorial tournament "Stevan Vilotić - Ćele", against United States. While with the team, he scored in 4–1 victory over Bulgaria on 23 February 2017, having collected total 12 caps until March same year. Standing at 6 ft 1 1⁄2 inches, Petrov is a right-footed footballer, who operates as an attacker. Petrov is cappable of playing as a winger or centre forward in different occasions and tactical settings. Petrov is described as a player with good game vision, who likes to dribble and going face to face against the opponent.

He is characterized with big ability to play long strong game in small spaces and quick resolution of situations. As of 18 June 2018 PartizanSerbian SuperLiga: 2016–17TeleoptikSerbian League Belgrade: 2016–17 Sava Petrov at Sava Petrov at Sava Petrov – UEFA competition record

United States Post Office (Hamilton, New York)

US Post Office-Hamilton is a historic post office building located at Hamilton in Madison County, New York, United States. It was designed and built in 1936, is one of a number of post offices in New York State designed by the Office of the Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department, Louis A. Simon, it is a one-story, five bay steel frame building with a raised pured concrete foundation and brick watercourse in the Colonial Revival style. The interior features a 1938 relief sculpture by Humbert Albrizio titled "The Messengers."It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989

Royal Potato Family

Royal Potato Family is an American independent record label based in Brooklyn, New York. The label's roster includes Marco Benevento, Seth Walker, American Babies, Robert Walter, Holly Bowling, Lukas Nelson, Neal Casal, Mike Dillon, Allison Miller, Superhuman Happiness, Nolatet; the label was founded in early 2009 by Marco Benevento. Royal Potato Family was created in 2009 by musician Marco Benevento and his manager/publicist Kevin Calabro as a method to release Benevento's music. Since Benevento's album Me Not Me, the label has added many other artists of varied musical genres, yet who are aligned with the founders' philosophy. "I’d like to think what makes us appealing to other artists as a home for their releases is that we’ve maintained our integrity over the years. We still believe that music can make the world a better place. We want these records to be a soundtrack to people’s lives,” Calabro told NPR. According to Jambase, Royal Potato Family "has built a roster of artists and delivered a catalog of releases worthy of taking note."Royal Potato Family records is staffed across the United States.

The name Royal Potato Family came from a joke that Bob Dylan told Benevento's original drummer Matt Chamberlain. Kevin Calabro recorded a TED Talk about "The Music Turns You On" at TEDxChichester, February, 18, 2011. On May 10, 2017, Calabro appeared on the Publicity Panel at the Relix magazine first-ever Live Music Conference at the Brooklyn Bowl in New York. Source 6 String Drag Allison Miller American Babies Ben Goldberg Billy Martin & Wil Blades Burnell Pines Decker DRKWAV Edward David Anderson Evolfo Garage A Trois Grayson Capps Holly Bowling Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey Jenny Scheinmen Kirk Knuffke Leslie Mendelson Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Marco Benevento Matt Chamberlain & Brian Haas Mike Dillon Nathan Moore Neal Casal Nolatet Reed Mathis Robert Walter’s 20th Congress Seth Walker Skerik Stanton Moore Steven Bernstein Superhuman Happiness The Dead Kenny G’s The New Mastersounds Todd Clouser’s A Love Electric Wil Blades Willie Sugarcapps WOLF! Featuring Scott Metzger Yellowbirds Official website Discogs

George Davis (American politician)

George Davis was an American politician who served as the fourth Attorney General of the Confederate States from 1864 to 1865. Born near Wilmington, North Carolina, George Davis attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was valedictorian of the class of 1838, he subsequently studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1840. In 1848 he became general counsel of the Weldon Railroad, he held this position the rest of his life. George Davis was a delegate from North Carolina to the unsuccessful Washington Peace Conference of February 4–27, 1861, he was a delegate to the Provisional Confederate Congress in 1861–1862, was elected to the Senate, where he served from 1862 to 1864. In December 1863, Confederate President Jefferson Davis appointed him Attorney General, he was in fact related to Confederate President Davis. He served in this position from January 2, 1864 until April 24, 1865, in the last days of the Confederacy. George Davis was captured by U. S. forces at Key West, Florida, on October 18, 1865, was imprisoned at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, New York.

He spent several months at Fort Hamilton before being pardoned in 1866. He returned to law practice in Wilmington. In World War II, the United States liberty ship SS George Davis was named in his honor. A statue of Davis stands in Wilmington, North Carolina. Patrick, Rembert W.. Jefferson Davis and His Cabinet. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. Pp. 104–120. "George Davis". Find a Grave. Retrieved April 14, 2009. Short biography