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Crosby Garrett Helmet

The Crosby Garrett Helmet is a copper alloy Roman cavalry helmet dating from the late 2nd or early 3rd century AD. It was found by an unnamed metal detectorist near Crosby Garrett in Cumbria, England, in May 2010. Investigations found that a Romano-British farming settlement had occupied the site where the helmet was discovered, located a few miles away from a Roman road and a Roman army fort, it is possible that the owner of the helmet was a local inhabitant who had served with the Roman cavalry. The helmet appears to have been deliberately folded up and deposited in an artificial stone structure, it is thought to have been used for ceremonial occasions rather than for combat, may have been an antique by the time it was buried. It is of the same type as the Newstead Helmet and its design has similarities with the Ribchester Helmet and the Hallaton Helmet, though its facial features are more akin to those of helmets found in southern Europe, its design may allude to the Trojans. Ralph Jackson, Senior Curator of Romano-British Collections at the British Museum, has described the helmet as "... an immensely interesting and outstandingly important find...

Its face mask is both finely wrought and chillingly striking, but it is as an ensemble that the helmet is so exceptional and, in its specifics, unparalleled. It is a find of the greatest national significance."On 7 October 2010, the helmet was sold at Christie's for £2.3 million to an undisclosed private buyer. Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery in Carlisle sought to purchase the helmet with the support of the British Museum, but was outbid; the helmet has so far been publicly displayed four times, once in a 2012 exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, at Tullie House in 2013–14, followed by display at the British Museum in 2014. The helmet returned to Tullie House to be displayed in the Hadrian's Cavalry exhibition in the summer of 2017; the Crosby Garrett helmet is an complete example of a two-piece Roman cavalry helmet. The visor portrays the face of a clean-shaven male with curly hair; the headpiece is in the shape of a Phrygian cap, on the crest of, a winged griffin that stands with one raised foot resting on an amphora.

The visor was attached to the headpiece by means of a hinge. The helmet would have been held in place using a leather strap attached from the wearer's neck to a decorated rivet on either side of the helmet, below the ear. Wear marks caused by opening and closing the visor are still visible, at some point the helmet was repaired using a bronze sheet, riveted across two splits. Only two other Roman helmets complete with visors have been found in Britain – the Newstead Helmet and Ribchester Helmet; the helmet and visor were cast from an alloy consisting of an average of 82% copper, 10% zinc and 8% tin. This alloy was derived from melted-down scrap brass with a low zinc content, with which some tin had been added to improve the quality of the casting; some of the fragments show traces of a white metal coating, indicating that the visor would have been tinned to give the appearance of silver. The griffin was cast separately from a different alloy consisting of 68% copper, 4% zinc, 18% tin and 10% lead.

The visor would have been a silver hue and the helmet would have had a coppery yellow appearance. The helmet's creation can be dated to the late 2nd or early 3rd century from the use of a particular type of decorated rivet as well as some of its design features, such as its pierced eyes. There has been much debate about the symbolic meaning of the helmet's design; the griffin was the companion of the goddess of vengeance and fate. They were both seen as agents of death and were linked with gladiatorial combat; the meaning of the face and headpiece are less identifiable. Suggestions have ranged from the Greek god Attis and the hero Perseus, to the Roman gods Mithras and Jupiter Dolichenus, to a more general Eastern Mediterranean appearance that could have been meant to suggest a Trojan identity; the Phrygian cap was used by the Romans as a visual motif representing the Trojans. The helmet and visor were found in May 2010 in pastureland on a farm owned by Eric Robinson at Crosby Garrett in Cumbria.

The finder, an unnamed metal detectorist in his 20s from Peterlee, County Durham, had been detecting with his father in two adjacent fields for some years but had only discovered some Roman coins and other small artefacts. The findspot is situated not far from a Roman road. A number of earthworks are located nearby, indicating the presence of a unrecorded ancient settlement; the area was strategically placed on the route to the northern frontier of Roman Britain within the territory of the Carvetii tribe. The Roman army would have been present in the area and would have used the nearby road. A Roman auxiliary fort stood only 9 kilometres to the north-east at Verterae. Following the helmet's discovery, the area around the findspot was investigated in a project sponsored by the Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery and the Portable Antiquities Scheme; the earthworks noted earlier were found to be part of a substantial enclosure surrounded by ditches, within which buildings had once stood. The enclosure, which measures as much as 500 metres long on its southern side, combines both native British and Roman methods of fortification.

A sunken area within the enclosure may have served as a paddock for horses, while the evide

Brian Eklund

Brian M. Eklund is a retired American professional ice hockey goaltender who played in one National Hockey League game with the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2005–06 season, he runs his own goalie school, Massachusetts Crease Goaltending School, as well as being an assistant and goalie coach for the Brown Bears men's ice hockey team. As a youth, he played in the 1994 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Hobomock in Pembroke, Massachusetts. After four seasons at Brown University, he signed a two-year rookie contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning, he was assigned by the Lightning to the Pensacola Ice Pilots of the ECHL. In his first season with the Ice Pilots, he was the back up to Maxime Gingras, he played in 19 games and posted a 10–6–0 record with a 3.66 goals against average and a.896 save percentage. When the Ice Pilots concluded their season after being eliminated in the playoffs, he was called up to the Springfield Falcons of the AHL, he appeared in one game getting the win.

In the 03–04 campaign, Gingras did not return to Pensacola leaving the #1 goalie slot open for contest. Brian battled fellow Lightning prospect Evgeny Konstantinov for the #1 slot, he won the job. He appeared in all but 10 of the Ice Pilots 72 regular season games; this feat ranks second overall in the ECHL for games played in a season. As the top goalie, he shone though the team lacked defense at times, he finished the season with a 38–17–7 record with a 3.01 GAA and a.921 SV%. In 04–05, Eklund spent the whole season with the Falcons, after signing a new one-year deal with the Lightning, he played 43 games going 14–23–0 with a 3.01 GAA and a.911 SV%. The team struggled that year notching only 24 wins in 80 games for a record of 24–53–3. Despite the teams struggles Brian was named team MVP. In 05–06, Brian was the back up goalie behind both Jonathan Boutin and Gerald Coleman at different times of the season, he played two games for the Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL. This was, the season he was called up to the NHL to play his first and only NHL game.

He made 16 saves in 58 minutes of play. However, he lost the game, he was traded to the Boston Bruins of the NHL who assigned him to their AHL team, the Providence Bruins where he played 12 games going 3–6–1 with a 3.52 GAA and a.870 SV%. Eklund is the director of Newton Youth Hockey's Goaltending Focus with Brian Eklund, he has started his own goaltending school, known as the Massachusetts Crease Goalie School. He served as an assistant coach for his alma mater, Brown University. Brian was awarded a Stanley Cup Championship Ring as he was the Tampa Bay Lightning's 3rd goalie during the teams 2004 playoff run Brian set the following ECHL records: Minutes played in one season Saves in one season Most saves in playoff game Brian tied the following records: matching the record for wins in a season MassCrease.com A Massachusetts-based goaltending school taught by former NHL goalie Brian Eklund Brian Eklund career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database Brian Eklund player profile at NHL.com "Brian Eklund: Eks Files".

Jessica Jones (season 2)

The second season of the American web television series Jessica Jones, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, follows Jones as she takes on a new case after the events surrounding her encounter with Kilgrave. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, sharing continuity with the films and other television series of the franchise; the season was produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios and Tall Girls Productions, with Melissa Rosenberg serving as showrunner. Krysten Ritter stars as Jones, with Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville returning from the first season, as well as Wil Traval and David Tennant in guest roles, they are joined by J. R. Ramirez, Terry Chen, Leah Gibson, Janet McTeer; the second season was ordered in January 2016, with filming beginning in April 2017, back-to-back with the miniseries Marvel's The Defenders. Filming concluded in September 2017; the season was released on March 8, 2018. It received positive reviews from critics, who once again praised Ritter's performance and the series' female focus, but felt the season suffered from pacing issues and a lack of a compelling villain after Tennant's Kilgrave from season one.

A third season of Jessica Jones was ordered on April 12, 2018. In January 2015, Netflix COO Ted Sarandos stated that Jessica Jones the series was "eligible to go into multiple seasons for sure" and Netflix would look at "how well are addressing both the Marvel fanbase but the broader fanbase" in terms of determining if additional seasons would be appropriate. In July 2015, Sarandos said some of the Defender series would "selectively have multiple seasons as they come out of the gate," with series showrunner Melissa Rosenberg saying she was hopeful Jessica Jones would get an additional season before Marvel's The Defenders. Rosenberg expanded on this, saying that Marvel Television and Netflix were working out the placement of a potential second season, though "t might not be possible from a logistical standpoint" to have a second season of Jessica Jones debut before The Defenders. On January 17, 2016, Netflix ordered a second season of 13 episodes. Raelle Tucker joined the season as an executive producer and writer, replacing Liz Friedman from the first season, who departed the series to work on the pilot for the ABC series, Conviction.

Rosenberg and the season's writers were halfway through the writing process by August 2016, with the scripts completed by the end of October 2016. Writing during the 2016 United States presidential election, Rosenberg noted she "was just so angry" and that she and the writing team tried to tap "into the rage Hillary must have felt every day" for the characters. With The Defenders releasing before the season, Rosenberg used the miniseries as an opportunity to help "set up" elements for the season, working with The Defenders executive producers and writers Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez to do so. Rosenberg wanted to "continue with character" in the season, saying, "She's a damaged character, her damage goes beyond Kilgrave. There's a lot to mine from in her backstory and in her present day situation". Actress Krysten Ritter said that the second season would evolve from the first, that for Jones, "The first season was in her head and the second season is in her heart," adding that Jones "is in a pretty dark headspace" at the beginning of the season and that the season would be "more of an emotional thriller this time."

On whether Tennant could return for the second season, Rosenberg said, "Sure, when you have David Tennant, you want him around forever.... But the show is called Jessica Jones and the story is about Jessica's arc and how does that play out in its best form?" It was noted that Kilgrave would be "hard to top", with Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb saying, "One of the things that's important about any Marvel show is your hero is defined by how strong your antagonist is," with Rosenberg adding that the objective for the new villain, or villains, for the season would be not to match or do what was done with Kilgrave. As Kilgrave does appear in the season, Rosenberg felt it was important to have him return to "be that mirror again" for Jones, as he is "such a part of her construction and her dilemma". Rosenberg hoped to "further expand on the ensemble and on Jessica's world" by giving more screen time to supporting characters, noting that in the first season, "the trick of a show that's called Jessica Jones she's not in the scene, it's not a guarantee that scene will end up in the final picture.

You have to earn secondary character stories. You have to flesh them out enough so that they can carry stories of their own" in future seasons, she wanted to continue to explore the relationship between Jones and Trish Walker, stating "That is the core relationship in the piece. It is about female friendship, it is about how friends evolve—they're sisters, really—and it's about how they evolve and ping off each other." On Jones becoming famous after her heroics in the first season, Ritter said, "She keeps her circle small because she doesn't want people in her life, so there's no textbook on how to deal with new popularity or new eyes on you." Speaking on the social issues she hoped to tackle in the season, after covering "issues of choice, interracial relationships, domestic violence, issues of consent" while exploring "feminism and being a woman in this world" in the first, Rosenberg said, "I'm not quite sure yet what the social issues are that we're dealing with. We're just trying to find some resonance for and a new place to push her, to give Krysten something new to