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Eisner Award

The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards shortened to the Eisner Awards, are prizes given for creative achievement in American comic books, sometimes referred to as the comics industry's equivalent of the Academy Awards. They are named in honor of the pioneering writer and artist Will Eisner, a regular participant in the award ceremony until his death in 2005; the Eisner Awards include the Comic Industry's Hall of Fame. The nominations in each category are generated by a five- to a six-member jury voted on by comic book professionals and presented at the annual San Diego Comic-Con held in July on Friday night; the jury consists of at least one comics retailer, one librarian, one academic researcher, among other comics experts. The Eisner Awards and Harvey Awards were first conferred in 1988, both created in response to the discontinuation of the Kirby Awards in 1987. Dave Olbrich started the award non-profit organization. There was no Eisner Award ceremony, or awards distributed, in 1990, due to widespread balloting mix-ups.

The previous administrator, Dave Olbrich, left the position, Jackie Estrada has been the award administrator since 1990. The Eisner Award ceremony has been held at the San Diego Comic Con every year since 1991. In 2006, it was announced that the archives of the Eisner Awards would be housed at the James Branch Cabell Library of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond; the Eisner Awards are awarded in the following categories: As of 2019, awards are presented in 31 categories for works published in 2018. Best Short Story Best Single Issue/One-Shot Best Continuing Series Best Limited Series Best New Series Best Publication for Early Readers Best Publication for Kids Best Publication for Teens Best Humor Publication Best Anthology Best Reality-Based Work Best Graphic Album — New Best Graphic Album — Reprint Best Adaptation from Another Medium Best U. S. Edition of International Material Best U. S. Edition of International Material — Asia Best Archival Collection/Project — Strips Best Archival Collection/Project — Comic Books Best Writer Best Writer/Artist Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team Best Painter/Multimedia Artist Best Cover Artist Best Coloring Best Lettering Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism Best Comics-Related Book Best Academic/Scholarly Work Best Publication Design Best Digital Comic Best Webcomic Best Graphic Album Best Art Team Best Black-and-White Series Best Editor Best Comics-Related Product/Item Best Comics-Related Periodical/Publication Best Archival Collection/Project Best Serialized Story Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition Best Writer/Artist — Humor Best Title for Younger Readers/Best Comics Publication for a Younger Audience Best Writer/Artist — Drama Best Comics-Related Sculpted Figures Best Comics-Related Publication Best U.

S. Edition of International Material – Japan Special Recognition Best Writer/Artist–Nonfiction Best Adaptation from Another Work Other comic-related awards given at the San Diego Comic Con: Inkpot Award Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award Kirby Award The Bill Finger Award For Excellence In Comic Book Writing Other comics-related awards: Alley Award Eagle Award Harvey Award Ignatz Award National Comics Award Ringo Award Shazam Award Eisner Awards from 1988 - 2007. WebCitation archive. Archive of 2005 Eisner awards from Comic-Con.org. WebCitation archive. Original page. 2006 Eisner Award winners, Comic-Con.org. WebCitation archive. 2007 Eisner Award winners, Comic-Con.org. WebCitation archive. 2008 Eisner Award winners, Comic-Con.org. WebCitation archive. 2009 Eisner Award winners, Comic-Con.org. WebCitation archive

Sherrick (album)

Sherrick is the debut and only studio album from American soul singer and musician Sherrick, released by Warner Bros. in 1987. It was produced by Michael Stokes and Sherrick, except two tracks, one, produced by Sherrick and another by Bobby Sandstrom and Steve Barri. Although it failed to enter the US Billboard 200 chart, Sherrick reached No. 44 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart. In the UK, the album reached No. 27. Five singles were released from the album. "Just Call" was the most successful single, reaching No. 8 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, No. 26 in Ireland, No. 23 in the UK. "Let's Be Lovers Tonight" was a UK only release which peaked at No. 63. A cover of The Originals Marvin/Anna Gaye-penned track "Baby I'm for Real" managed to peak at No. 53 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. The next single was the US release of "Tell Me What It Is", which failed to make any charting impact, while "This Must Be Love" was released in the UK only as a promotional 12" vinyl single.

Upon release, Billboard wrote: ""Just Call" is a pop hit in the UK, boding well for crossover here. Rest of the material hews to the mainstream as well, but lingering soullessness of arrangements offsets appeal of Sherrick's impressive vocals." The Philadelphia Inquirer commented: "This singer possesses a big, burly croon reminiscent of Teddy Pendergrass, shares that singer's weakness - poor material. Strong, charming singing cannot save the series of macho-man-in-love scenarios he seems to favor all too much."In a retrospective review, Andrew Hamilton of AllMusic stated: "Sherrick's only solo shot displayed the problematic singer's compelling way with words and writing skills. His strong tenor caresses and entices on "Just Call" and a strong rendition of "Baby I'm for Real". Mike Stokes and Sherrick contributed the bulk of the original songs that speak of love and more love." Album Just Call Let's Be Lovers Tonight Baby I'm for Real Producers – Michael Stokes, Bobby Sandstrom, Steve Barri Executive ProducerBenny Medina, Ray Singleton MasteringBrian Gardner Rhythm Arrangements Arrangement - Michael Stokes, Richard Elliot String ArrangementsGene Page, Sherrick Vocal Arrangements – Sherrick Art Direction, Logo Design – Kav Deluxe Clothing For G.

H. Q. – Axis Hair – Alison Greenpalm, Toni Greene Make-Up – Tara Posey Nails – Renee Photography – Jeff Katz

Moves like Jagger

"Moves like Jagger" is a song by American band Maroon 5 featuring singer Christina Aguilera. It was released by A&M Octone Records on June 21, 2011, as the fourth and final single from the re-release of the group's third studio album Hands All Over; the song was written by Adam Levine, Ammar Malik, Benjamin Levin, Shellback. "Moves like Jagger" is backed by synths and electronic drums. The lyrics refer to a male bragging about his ability to sexually arouse his love interest, which he compares to those of Mick Jagger, lead singer of The Rolling Stones. "Moves like Jagger" was well received by music critics. Praise went to the vocals of Levine and Aguilera, with critics pointing out solid chemistry between the two; the song was a commercial success, going on to top the charts in over 18 countries. In the United States, "Moves like Jagger" became the band's second and Aguilera's fifth number-one single and is among the best-selling singles of all time; the song made Aguilera the second female artist to score a number-one hit in the 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, which in turn made her the fifth female to score number-one singles in three different decades, after Janet Jackson, Madonna and Cher.

Worldwide, it was the ninth-best-selling digital single of 2011 with sales of 7 million copies. As of 2016, the song ranks as one of the eight best-selling digital singles of all time with sales of over 15 million copies; the music video was directed by Jonas Åkerlund. The video features an old video footage of his iconic dance moves. "Moves like Jagger" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 54th Grammy Awards but lost to "Body and Soul" by Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse. The song was first performed in June 2011 on an episode of The Voice. "Moves like Jagger" was written and produced by Benjamin Levin and Shellback, while additional writing was done by Adam Levine. When asked about the song, Levine said, "It was one of those songs, a risk. We've never released a song like that, but it's exciting to do something new. I'm just happy everyone likes it." "Moves like Jagger" is a disco and electropop song, with elements of dance-pop, pop and soul. It features fast-paced beat and electronic drums.

Robbie Daw from Idolator wrote that "Moves like Jagger" echoes The Rolling Stones' chart-topping 1978 classic "Miss You", added that "Levine's voice is distorted via Auto-Tune on the chorus." The song is introduced by a whistle melody and light, funky guitar in the key of B minor with a tempo of 128 beats per minute. Levine tries his best to impress his female interest with dance moves like The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger: "I don't need to try to control you / Look into my eyes and I'll own you / With the moves like Jagger / I got the moves like Jagger / I got the moves like Jagger." Aguilera appears midway through the song's bridge, playing her role as a tease: "You want to know how to make me smile / Take control, own me just for the night / But if I share my secret / You gonna have to keep it / Nobody else can see this." Bill Lamb from About.com gave the song a positive review, giving the single four-and-a-half out of five stars. Lamb wrote that, "The funky, whistle driven melody here is loose and irresistibly funky.

The punchy guest vocal from fellow judge Christina Aguilera is icing on the cake. There is a real vocal chemistry between Aguilera and Levine." Lamb called the song an "outstanding summer song", writing that "It is light and would sound great in the car with the top down." Robbie Daw from Idolator wrote that "It takes a full two minutes and 15 seconds for Christina's soulful pipes to begin trilling on "Moves like Jagger." But once she does, she steals the show." Daw concluded by writing that "this is the best thing from either of these two in years."While naming the song "a contender for 2011's song of the summer", James Dinh from MTV Newsroom wrote that "Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera have turned their friendly rivalry on NBC's The Voice into some studio chemistry." Scott Schelter from Pop Crush awarded "Moves like Jagger" four-and-a-half out of five stars. Schelter called the song "danceable and fun" and wrote that "the song would've been great without Aguilera, but her fiery cameo makes it that much better."

Robert Copsey wrote for Digital Spy: " "Take me by the tongue and I'll know you/ Kiss me till you're drunk and I'll show you," Ad insists over a funky, finger-clicking bassline and an irresistible whistle hook that burrows deep into the recesses of your brain. "If I share my secret/ You're gonna have to keep it," Christina says on her short and formed cameo. We've got your number, but our surprise is still 100% genuine."Jagger himself acknowledged the song in an interview, calling the concept "very flattering." Jagger mentioned the song on a 2012 episode of Late Show with David Letterman, in which he read the Top Ten List and joked about his inability to collect royalties from "Moves like Jagger". On the issue dated July 9, 2011, "Moves like Jagger" debuted at number eight on the United States Billboard Hot 100, topped it in the week ending September 10, 2011, as the greatest airplay gainer for the third consecutive week, it spent 10 weeks in the top 3. For Maroon 5, with prior top hits, this is the first time at the number-one position on the Hot 100 chart since their single "Makes Me Wonder" in 2007.

For Aguilera, this is her fifth number-one position, her first since "Lad

Thousand Palms, California

Thousand Palms is a census-designated place in the Coachella Valley of Riverside County, United States. The population was 7,715 at the 2010 census, up from 5,120 at the 2000 census. Thousand Palms is located at 33°49′01″N 116°23′14″W, it borders the cities of Palm Desert. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 23.6 square miles, all of it land. The location had a post office called Edom in 1913; the post office was moved in 1938 and renamed as Thousand Palms in 1939. The 2010 United States Census reported that Thousand Palms had a population of 7,715; the population density was 326.4 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Thousand Palms was 5,763 White, 105 African American, 75 Native American, 129 Asian, 10 Pacific Islander, 1,422 from other races, 211 from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4,051 persons; the Census reported that 7,685 people lived in households, 30 lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, 0 were institutionalized.

There were 2,849 households, out of which 817 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,431 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 314 had a female householder with no husband present, 151 had a male householder with no wife present. There were 165 unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 45 same-sex married couples or partnerships. 727 households were made up of individuals and 465 had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70. There were 1,896 families; the population was spread out with 1,754 people under the age of 18, 636 people aged 18 to 24, 1,629 people aged 25 to 44, 1,771 people aged 45 to 64, 1,925 people who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males. There were 3,705 housing units at an average density of 156.8 per square mile, of which 2,227 were owner-occupied, 622 were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.4%.

5,591 people lived in owner-occupied housing units and 2,094 people lived in rental housing units. As of the census of 2000, there were 5,120 people, 1,912 households, 1,260 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 1,279.7 people per square mile. There were 2,557 housing units at an average density of 639.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 74.8% White, 0.7% Black, 0.9% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 19.4% from other races, 3.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 43.6% of the population. There were 1,912 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.1% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.7 and the average family size was 3.3. In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, 23.0% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $34,172, the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $33,325 versus $25,543 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $16,790. About 9.4% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.0% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over. In the California State Legislature, Thousand Palms is in the 28th Senate District, seat vacant, in the 56th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Eduardo Garcia. In the United States House of Representatives, Thousand Palms is in California's 36th congressional district, represented by Democrat Raul Ruiz. Electricity in Thousand Palms is served by the Imperial Irrigation District. Along Interstate 10 off the Cook Street bridge is a site for a 12,000 seat indoor stadium and sports complex; the Desert Sun, Coachella Valley Newspaper

Miami Mile Stakes

The Miami Mile Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race once run annually during the last week of April at Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens, Florida. Open to horses age three and older, it is contested on turf over a distance of 1 mile, it now runs at Gulfstream Park. Inaugurated as the Miami Breeders' Cup Handicap in 1987, it has been raced at various distances: About ​1 1⁄8 miles: 1987-1989, 1992-1993 ​1 1⁄8 miles: 1990-1991, 1994-1996 1 mile: 1997–presentThe race was run on dirt in 1990 and 1991. In 2003, the race had to be shifted from the turf to the dirt due to weather considerations but maintained its Grade III status. In 2015, this race began to run at Gulfstream Park. Speed record: 1:33.01 - Smokem Kitten Most wins: 2 - Simply Majestic 2 - Band Is Passing Most wins by an owner: 2 - Ted Sabarese 2 - Stanley M. Ersoff Most wins by a jockey: 3 - Manoel Cruz 2 - Jerry Bailey 2 - José Ferrer 2 - Eduardo Nunez 2 - Javier Castellano Most wins by a trainer: 3 - Martin D. Wolfson The 2008 Miami Mile Handicap at the NTRA

Crested mona monkey

The crested mona monkey known as the crowned guenon, crowned monkey, golden-bellied guenon, or golden-bellied monkey, is a species of African primate in the family Cercopithecidae found in west central Africa. The crested mona monkey is a medium-sized, long tailed arboreal monkey with the females being smaller than the males but showing similar colouration and pattern of coat, they have a brown coat speckled with grey which becomes black on its lower arms and legs and on the base of its long tail. The rump and the insides of the legs are golden-yellow contrasting with the rest of the fur; the males have a distinctive blue scrotum. Their faces are dark blue with a pink muzzle. Around the face the fur is yellow marked with a wide black stripes which runs from the beside the eyes over to the temples and across the centre of the forehead where it forms the characteristic small crest which gives this species its common name. Western central Africa from the Cross River in Nigeria and southern Cameroon south to Cabinda, including Bioko Island, east into the Central African Republic, eastern Congo and the northern Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Crested mona monkey occurs in mature lowland rainforest, in both primary and secondary forest, where there is a well developed canopy and with a clear understorey. Will occur in flooded forest but avoids small forest patches, gallery forests and open secondary forest with a dense understorey; the crested mona monkey is a vocal species with a wide repertoire of calls. Both males and females have vocal sacs. A typical call is the booming call made by the adult male. Social interactions include tail twining between a ritualised head display; the crested mona monkey is an agile species. They are found in groups of between 8 and 20 individuals which are made up of a single male, several females and their dependent offspring. Groups are vocal, with the males producing the loud, "boom" mentioned above announcing their presence and status, there is a sharp hacking call, used as an alarm; the dominant males are able to establish groups, therefore the lives of most males are rather solitary and are marked by an absence of social contact.

This appears to lead to some males joining groups of other monkeys such as the black colobus Colobus satanas, where these solitary males can form strong group bonds with the non conspecific monkeys resulting in a permanent loss of mating opportunities. The social groups of crested mona monkeys will associate with other guenon species with moustached guenon Cercopithecus cephus and greater spot-nosed monkey Cercopithecus nictitans; these large mixed-species groups grant the monkeys' increasedprotection from predation, as the greater number of eyes on the sky means that the spotting of predators such as birds of prey is more and it facilitates the sharing of information between groups about the best foraging sites. The crested mona monkey is frugivorous but invertebrates are frequently taken, along with small quantities of leaves. Unlike most guenons, populations of the crested mona monkey in the northern parts of its range are known to migrate over long distances to forage for seasonally abundant food supplies.

The crested mona monkey has a polygynous mating system where the dominant male in each group has exclusive breeding access to all the females in that group. Breeding seem to take place at any time of year, the females give birth to a single baby after a gestation period of five months; this species sits within the mona superspecies grouping within Cercopithecus. There does not seem to be a consensus around how many subspecies of the crested mona monkey are recognised and some which were considered subspecies of this species are now regarded as species in their own right, e.g. Wolf's mona monkey Cercopithecus wolfi and Dent's mona monkey Cercopithecus denti. Three subspecies appear to be the most accepted treatment; the subspecies and their ranges are: Cercopithecus pogonias grayi Fraser, 1850: Sangha River basin of southerm Cameroon, southern Central African Republic through to the northern Democratic republic and Cabinda. Cercopithecus pogonias nigripes du Chaillu, 1860: Endemic to Gabon Cercopithecus pogonias pogonias Bennett, 1833: Bioko and the adjacent parts of southern Nigeria, southern Cameroon.

The subspecies schwarzianus is not now recognised