Darren Mallory Sharper is a former American football safety and former broadcaster. He played in the National Football League for fourteen seasons before which Sharper played college football for the College of William & Mary, he was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft, played for the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints. Sharper was a five-time Pro Bowl selection, was named to the NFL's 2000s All-Decade Team, he finished his career with 63 interceptions, sixth on the NFL's all-time leader list at the time of his retirement. His 13 defensive touchdowns are tied for the most all-time. In 2016, Sharper was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple rape and drug-related charges. Sharper has an older sister, an older brother, Jamie; the Sharpers attended Hermitage High School in Virginia. Jamie played for the high school football team as a linebacker. Darren played for basketball teams, he was named to the honor roll, had perfect attendance in three of his four years, was active in the foreign language club and student council.
Hermitage honored Sharper with a display on their "Wall of Fame". Sharper graduated from Hermitage in 1993. Sharper attended the College of William and Mary, where he played for the William & Mary Tribe football team. In high school, Sharper played quarterback, he wanted to be a quarterback at Mary, as well. The college coach, Jimmye Laycock, hinted to him that, as an alternative, Sharper might join the NFL. During his college career, he earned All-America honors twice and was named first-team All-Yankee Conference selection three times; as a senior in 1996, he was the Yankee Conference Defensive Player of the Year after intercepting 10 passes for a season. He finished his college career with a school record 24 career interceptions and a I-AA record 468 career interception return yards, he set the school record with 1,027 career punt return yards. The Green Bay Packers selected Sharper in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft. Sharper was the fifth safety drafted in 1997 and his brother, Jamie Sharper, was selected in the second round.
During training camp, Sharp competed to be the starting free safety against veteran Eugene Robinson. Head coach Mike Holmgren named Sharper the backup free safety, behind Eugene Robinson, to begin the regular season, he made his professional regular season debut in the Green Bay Packers' season-opening 38–24 win against the Chicago Bears. On September 21, 1997, Sharper made his first career tackle during a 38–32 win against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4. On November 2, 1997, Sharper made one tackle and returned his first career interception for his first touchdown during a 20–10 loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 10. Sharper made his first career interception off a pass by Lions' quarterback Scott Mitchell and returned it for a 50-yard touchdown in the second quarter. In Week 13, he recorded a season-high two combined tackles and returned a fumble recovery for a 34-yard touchdown during a 45–17 win against the Dallas Cowboys. On December 30, 1997, Sharper made two combined tackles, forced a fumble, returned an interception for his third defensive touchdown of the season as the Packers defeated the Buffalo Bills 31–21 in Week 17.
Sharper intercepted a pass by Buffalo Bills' quarterback Alex Van Pelt and returned it for a 20-yard touchdown to seal the Packers' victory in the fourth quarter. Sharper broke the Green Bay Packers franchise record for most defensive touchdowns by a rookie which stood for 64 years, he tied the franchises record for most defensive touchdowns, set by Herb Adderley in 1964. He finished his rookie season in 1997 with 16 touchdowns, two interceptions, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, three defensive touchdowns in 14 games and zero starts; the Green Bay Packers finished first in the NFC Central with a 13–3 record and earned a first round bye. On January 4, 1998, Sharper played in his first career playoff game and recorded three combined tackles in the Packers' 21–7 victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Divisional Round; the Packers reached Super Bowl XXXII after they defeated the San Francisco 49ers 23–10 in the NFC Championship Game. On January 25, 1998, Sharper appeared in Super Bowl XXXII as the Packers lost to the Denver Broncos 31–24 and failed to repeat as Super Bowl Champions.
Sharper entered training camp slated as the starting free safety in 1998. Head coach Mike Holmgren named Sharper the starting free safety to begin the regular season, alongside strong safety LeRoy Butler, he made his first career start in the Green Bay Packers' season-opener against the Detroit Lions and made three combined tackles in their 38–19 victory. On October 15, 1998, he collected a season-high ten combined tackles during a 27–20 loss at the Detroit Lions in Week 7, he started in all 16 games in recorded 73 combined tackles. The Green Bay Packers finished the 1998 season second in the NFC Central with an 11–5 record and earned a playoff berth. On January 13, 1998, Sharper started his first career playoff game and recorded four combined tackles, deflected a pass, made a sack, forced a fumble, made an interception during the Packers' 25–15 victory at the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Wildcard Game. On January 8, 1999, it was announced that head coach Mike Holmgren had accepted the general manager/head coaching position with the Seattle Seahawks.
On January 12, 1999, the Green Bay Packers hired Philadelphia Eagles' head coach Ray Rhodes as the new head coach for the 1999 season. Defensive coordinator Emmitt Thomas retained Sharper and LeRoy Butler as the starting safeties to start the regular season. On Novemb
Mariano Bellver was a Spanish art collector. His great-grandfather Francisco Bellver y Collazos and his grandfather Ricardo Bellver were sculptors, Bellver inherited some of their works. In October 2018, he donated 550 works from his collection to the Fabiola House in Seville; when he was twelve years old, his family moved to Seville, where he studied merchant professor and insurance actuary, lived all his life. It was until his death that he was the owner of the San Juan Bosco school in Seville, located on the well-known Venice Street, where he has walked daily for more than 50 years, without missing a “class” for a single day. Everyone who met Don Mariano knew that in addition to being a classy millionaire, he was a humble man who never left his two well-known passions and art. All kinds of students have passed through his school, some of them outstanding in the world of art and music such as the Lyric Tenor Elio Rafael Berenguer Hernández who grew up in the same street, is the grandson of the late master of the Spanish Haute Couture Elio Berenguer Úbeda, known worldwide as Elio Berhanyer 1929-2019).
The owner of the concerted school is his widow María Dolores Mejías Guerra, always by his side, with whom he has lived surrounded by art his years of life in his family palace in the Plaza del Museo de Sevilla. Which today is, by donating much of his great collection to the city of Seville, he was the grandson of the sculptor Ricardo Bellver, the author in 1885 of the relief of the Assumption, located on the door of the same name of the Cathedral of Seville and the apostolate that flanks it. In 1960 he married María Dolores Mejías Guerra and, from on, he began to acquire works of art, he was interested in the painting of the Golden Age, although he soon rediscovered the forgotten pictorial works of nineteenth-century romanticism and realism, focusing his interest on canvases belonging to the Sevillian school of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He was the owner of a collection of works of art made up of more than three hundred paintings, most of them 19th century Andalusian customs, which include paintings by painters such as Manuel García and Rodríguez, Valeriano Domínguez Bécquer, Ricardo López Cabrera, José García Ramos, Antonio Cabral Bejarano, José Pinelo Llull, José Gutiérrez de la Vega and Gonzalo Bilbao.
To this we must add carvings, ceramics, furniture, Neapolitan nativity scenes and other objects of decorative art. Among the latest works that have been integrated into the collection are paintings by Pharamond Blanchard, José Pinelo Llull and George Owen Wynne Apperley, who correspond with his fondness for the works of both Spanish and foreign painters who have dealt with Andalusian themes; the set is known as Bellver Collection. Culminating a long process of deliberations and negotiations, the collection was donated to the City of Seville to be permanently exhibited. In November 2016, the City Council of Seville announced the purchase of the Fabiola House, located in the San Bartolomé neighborhood of the Casco Antiguo district, to exhibit the collection; the inauguration took place on October 11, 2018, just one month Mariano Bellver died. Bellver donated works to other institutions in the city, including a ceramic altarpiece with the representation of the Virgen del Amparo who received the Brotherhood of Our Lady of Amparo in Seville, based in the church of Santa María Magdalena
Iwase Province is an old province of Japan lasting for a brief period of time in the Nara period in what is now western Fukushima Prefecture. Iwase Province was created during the reign of Empress Genshō; the Yōrō Ritsuryo established the Iwase Province in 718 through the division of the Michinoku Province. It was composed of five districts of Shirakawa, Aizu and Shinobu; the area encompassed by the province reverted to Mutsu some time between 722 and 724. Some scholars have suggested that this innovation may have been motivated by economic considerations. Aizu District Asaka District Iwase District Shinobu District Shirakawa District Iwashiro Province, de facto brief reconstitution. List of Provinces of Japan Kodama.. 図日本文化史大系. Tokyo: Shōgakkan. OCLC 16308019 Media related to Iwase Province at Wikimedia Commons Murdoch's map of provinces, 1903