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Eldridge Industries

Eldridge Industries LLC is a private investment firm headquartered in Greenwich, with offices in New York and Beverly Hills. The firm invests across diversified industries with a focus on asset leasing. Eldridge was formed in 2015 by CEO and Chairman Todd Boehly and President Anthony D. Minella, after Boehly purchased several media properties controlled by Guggenheim Partners. Eldridge has invested in businesses including Security Benefit Life Insurance, London-based real estate firm Cain International, media entity Valence Media, CBAM, an SEC-registered investment advisor. S. In March 2017, Eldridge led a round of funding estimated at over $100 million for DraftKings, a daily fantasy sports contest provider; the firm provided financing to Prescient, a building technology platform, for $50 million in July 2018. Eldridge seeded Essential Properties Realty Trust, a REIT that went public in June 2018 under the symbol NYSE: EPRT. In 2018, Eldridge became a partner for the Global Citizen Festival, being held in South Africa to honor the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela in his centenary year.

In 2015, Eldridge put some of its media properties up for sale, including Adweek and the Clio Awards. Adweek was sold a year to Beringer Capital, a private equity firm that invests in digital media and marketing services; the Clio Awards, a 58-year-old ad industry event, was sold to investment company Evolution Media in 2017. In December 2016, Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group purchased the music publications Spin and Vibe from SpinMedia for an undisclosed amount. In February 2018, Eldridge announced it would be consolidating three of its entertainment properties into a new company, Valence Media; the properties included an independent movie and TV production company. MRC’s co-founders Asif Satchu and Modi Wiczyk serve as co-CEOs of Valence and Boehly serves as Chairman. Valence owns a minority stake in film distributor A24. Official website

Olcott, New York

Olcott is a hamlet located in the Town of Newfane in Niagara County, New York, United States 14126. As of the 2010 census, this community population was 1,241. Most locals refer to it as Olcott Beach, it is part of the Buffalo–Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. Olcott is a lakeside community, home to the deepest harbor on Lake Ontario west of Rochester, NY; the community is at the junction of East/West Lake Lockport-Olcott Road. Krull Park in the northeast part of the village, is the largest county-operated park in Niagara County. Olcott-Newfane Airport is located south of the village, but is closed indefinitely except for ultralight aircraft. Olcott was known for its Coney Island-like beach attractions and attracted tourists visiting nearby Niagara Falls, New York. Many of these attractions have closed, after the decline of the City of Niagara Falls and a prolonged economic downturn which has hard-hit all of Niagara County. Efforts are being made to bring back this economic prosperity that the region once saw, so far has been a success in Olcott.

Heritage tourism has become quite popular in Niagara County, new festivals include the Olcott Pirate Festival as well as a famous car show that takes place during the summer. In 2012, Olcott Beach won the prestigious title of Ultimate Fishing Town in a contest sponsored by The World Fishing Network. Olcott Beach enjoys a superior reputation as a world-class fishing destination by sportsmen and hobbyists alike; the U. S. prize was awarded to Olcott Beach, the Canadian prize was awarded to Hastings, both located by the shores of Lake Ontario. Olcott is located at 43°20′10″N 78°43′03″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.3 square miles, of which, 4.6 square miles of it is land and 0.7 square miles of it is water. Olcott is located on the south shore of Lake Ontario; as of the census of 2000, there were 1,156 people, 476 households, 315 families residing in the community. The population density was 251.7 per square mile. There were 553 housing units at an average density of 120.4/sq mi.

The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.37% White, 1.04% African American, 0.78% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.78% from other races, 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.82% of the population. There were 476 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.8% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.93. In the village the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 29.3% from 45 to 64, 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.2 males. The median income for a household in the community was $42,386, the median income for a family was $52,000.

Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $22,344 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,599. About 5.3% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over. Http://www.olcott-newfane.com/

200 (Criminal Minds)

"200" is the fourteenth episode of the ninth season of the American police procedural crime drama television series Criminal Minds, is the 200th episode overall, which aired on CBS on February 5, 2014. The episode was directed by Larry Teng. At the time of its initial release, the episode was watched by 12.92 million viewers and received mixed reviews but television critics praised A. J. Cook's performance. After being abducted at the end of the previous episode, JJ finds herself being held against her will with a bag over her head and a gag around her mouth; when her captors remove the bag from her head, she sees a face she recognizes. She begins to gag with anger as he approaches her to drug her. In a flashback to the U. S. Operations Camp in Afghanistan in 2010, JJ meets with Section Chief Erin Strauss. Strauss gives JJ details about her secretive mission from the States’ Department to the Middle East; the task force is looking for Osama Bin Laden. JJ meets Mateo Cruz and Michael Hastings. It's revealed.

Her job is to crack them without the normal brutality saved for their male counterparts. Cruz introduces her to Tivon Askari, her interpreter. Back in the present day, the BAU receives word of her disappearance from Will Lamontagne Jr. her husband, information that she had worked with their new Section Chief Mateo Cruz in the past. JJ told Will that if anything seemed wrong that he was to go to Cruz; however neither he nor the team can find Cruz because Cruz has gone missing. Race against the clock and against forces trying to stop them from saving both JJ, the Section Chief’s lives; the team is met with many obstacles along the way. Garcia tries to use many of her skills to go through security clearances to find out the reason why they might have been taken; the team tries to gather more information. Rossi and Blake search through JJ's old office and find documents about her secret mission, code-named "Integrity". With the help of Agent Anderson and Reid were able to acquire information in a secured location to what secret mission JJ had been assigned to during her absence in 2010, when she was transferred to the Department of Defense.

With the name of the project under their belt, Hotch goes to the U. S. Department of State to gather the necessary information on what the assignment was about. There he learns of her help in gathering information in the Middle East on the terrorist Osama Bin Laden from Undersecretary Rosemary Jackson. Under Secretary Jackson reveals that task force translator Tivon Askari is the perpetrator, she tells Hotch that they were doing all they can to recover the Agents but fearing another Government scandal, Under Secretary Jackson bans the BAU from the investigation, leading the BAU members to be rushed out of their current locations, where they were gathering classified information. Feeling out of options the team are rushed together to find a way to help JJ and Cruz, despite their specific instructions not to do so. Hotch tells Morgan. Hotch calls Emily Prentiss, former BAU agent, now head of Interpol and asks her for help. Prentiss, hearing that JJ had been kidnapped by terrorist Tivon Askari, is rushed directly onto her private jet to help out the BAU.

Askari was using all the data he managed to obtain on their task force as a commodity to sell to whoever wished to hire him. A man for hire means no allegiance to anyone. Once his true agenda was revealed back in 2011; the first record they have of Askari's “signature” was JJ’s informant overseas and he’s been killing since. The BAU classified him as a serial killer with a pattern. Askari will do everything in his power to break his victim within the first 24 hours. If they somehow hold off and continue to fight him he’s forced to move away from his usual pattern and turns to rape. On the plane, Prentiss communicates with the BAU to find out that JJ is being tortured for information, the information being the security codes for project “Integrity”, and they find out that Askari never got high clearance to access "Integrity", meaning that there was another person on the inside to go to bat for him. The team begin to think. Which makes JJ is an more dangerous position; the team discover. He escaped by setting off a road side bomb.

Hastings didn't care. All that mattered was he escaped. Due to the bombing, JJ loses her baby. Askari continues to interrogate JJ and Cruz. Askari tells Cruz he didn’t care and that JJ was going to lose more than a baby this time. JJ figures out, behind all of this and demands that his boss show his face. That's when Hastings healthy, comes out of hiding on request. Back at the BAU, knowing that the information had to be acquired from a nearby area, but not being able to pinpoint the exact location, the team rushes out without Prentiss to search all locations for JJ and Cruz. Garcia and Kevin, waiting for a clue, have one pop up on Garcia's computer screen, with the code word “Blackbird”. Prentiss arrives to the BAU and tells them that "Blackbird" is JJ. Garcia and Kevin are apprehended for hacking into the system, but not before relaying the information on the location of their

Cristero War

The Cristero War or the Cristero Rebellion known as La Cristiada, was a widespread struggle in central-western Mexico in response to the imposition of secularist and anti-clerical articles of the 1917 Constitution of Mexico, which were perceived by opponents as anti-Catholic measures aimed at imposing state atheism. The rebellion was instigated as a response to an executive decree by President Plutarco Elías Calles to enforce Articles 3, 5, 24, 27, 130 of the Constitution, a move known as the Calles Law. Calles sought to eliminate the power of the Catholic Church and all organizations which were affiliated with it as an institution, suppress popular religious celebrations in local communities; the massive, popular rural uprising in the north-central region of Mexico was tacitly supported by the Church hierarchy and it was aided by urban Catholic supporters. US Ambassador Dwight W. Morrow brokered negotiations between the Church; the government made some concessions, the Church withdrew its support for the Cristero fighters and the conflict ended in 1929.

It has been variously interpreted as a major event in the struggle between Church and State that dates back to the 19th century with the War of Reform. The Mexican Revolution remains the largest conflict in Mexican history; the overthrow of dictator Porfirio Díaz unleashed disorder, with many contending factions and regions. The Catholic Church and the Díaz government had come to an informal modus vivendi whereby the State did not enforce the anticlerical articles of the liberal Constitution of 1857, but did not repeal them. Having a change of leadership or a wholesale overturning of the previous order was a danger to the Church's position. In the democratizing wave of political activity, the National Catholic Party was formed. Francisco Madero was overthrown and assassinated in a February 1913 military coup led by Gen. Victoriano Huerta, bringing back supporters of the Porfirian order; the Constitutionalist faction won the revolution and its leader, Venustiano Carranza, had a new revolutionary constitution drawn up.

The Constitution of 1917 strengthened the anticlericalism of the previous document. Neither President Carranza nor his successor, Gen. Alvaro Obregón, enforced the anticlerical articles; the Calles administration felt its revolutionary initiatives and legal basis to pursue them were being challenged by the Catholic Church. To destroy the Church's influence over the Mexicans, anti-clerical laws were instituted, beginning a ten-year religious conflict that resulted in the death of thousands of armed civilians. On the opposing side was an armed professional military sponsored by the government. Calles' Mexico has been characterized by some as an atheist state, his program as being one to eradicate religion in Mexico. A period of peaceful resistance to the enforcement of the anticlerical provisions of the constitution by Mexican Catholics brought no result. Skirmishing broke out in 1926 and violent uprisings began in 1927; the rebels called themselves Cristeros, invoking the name of Jesus Christ under the title of "Cristo Rey" or Christ the King.

The rebellion is known for the Feminine Brigades of St. Joan of Arc, a brigade of women who assisted the rebels in smuggling guns and ammunition, for certain priests who were tortured and murdered in public; the rebellion ended by diplomatic means brokered by U. S. Ambassador to Mexico Dwight Whitney Morrow, with financial relief and logistical assistance provided by the Knights of Columbus; the rebellion attracted the attention of Pope Pius XI, who issued a series of papal encyclicals between 1925–37. On November 18, 1926, he issued Iniquis afflictisque, denouncing the violent anti-clerical persecution in Mexico. Despite the government's promises to the contrary, it continued the persecution of the Church. In response, Pius issued Acerba animi on September 29, 1932; as the persecution continued he issued Firmissimam Constantiam] and expressed his opposition, while granting papal support for Catholic Action in Mexico for the third consecutive time with the use of plenary indulgence on March 28, 1937.

The Political Constitution of the United Mexican States was drafted by the Constituent Congress convoked by Venustiano Carranza in September 1916, it was approved on February 5, 1917. The new constitution was based in the previous one instituted by Benito Juárez in 1857. Three of its 136 articles—Article 3, Article 27 and Article 130—contain secularizing sections, restricting the power and influence of the Roman Catholic Church; the first two sections of article 3 state: "I. According to the religious liberties established under article 24, educational services shall be secular and, free of any religious orientation. II; the educational services shall be based on scientific progress and shall fight against ignorance, ignorance's effects, servitudes and prejudice". The second section of article 27 states that: "All religious associations organized according to article 130 and its derived legislation, shall be authorized to acquire, possess or manage just the necessary assets to achieve their objectives".

The first paragraph of article 130 states that: "The rules established at this article are guided by the historical principle according to wh

Galaxy On Fire 2

Galaxy On Fire 2 is a spaceflight simulation video game created and distributed by Fishlabs in 2010. The game revolves around space combat, set in a universe with multiple star systems. Players can fight enemies, mine for ore, trade commodities, complete jobs as side-quests; the game follows the adventures of Keith T. Maxwell, as he is sent forwards in time after a malfunction with his hyperdrive, caused by damage from a skirmish in an asteroid belt, his craft, hurtling out of control with Keith unconscious, is put in an orbit around Var Hastra by the onboard flight computer, before being salvaged by an ore dealer and towed to the orbiting space station. The dealer, Gunant Breh, tells Keith of events. Breh tasks Keith with collecting ore from an old mining ship. While mining, the ship comes under attack by pirates, Keith flies back to the station. Unhappy with having to run away from the pirates, Keith convinces Gunant to help him take out the pirates in the area. After fighting off the pirates, Keith is told to visit a neighbouring planet, as the space station there lost contact.

While investigating, Keith comes across his old friend Mkkt Bkkt, who explains that the crew of the station have been infected with'neuro-algae', are subsequently intoxicated. After being given control of completing side quests, Keith is informed of a Terran convoy in the system, that he could be picked up and sent back to Terran space. Upon arrival, the convoy is under attack by pirates. One of the gunners of the main vessel mistakes Keith's ship as another pirate, disables it with an EMP blast. Keith is transported aboard the ship as a prisoner. After arriving at Alioth station, Keith meets commander Brent Snocom. While they are talking, the conversation is interrupted by a Void attack outside the station. Keith, along with other pilots, are sent to defend the station; the Void fighters destroy a group of freighters, before escaping through a wormhole back into their territory. Back at the station, Snocom explains to Keith about the Voids. Keith is told to meet a scientist,a certain Lieutenant Thomas Boyle who can provide more information on the Voids, but Boyle is held hostage by pirates.

Keith rescues Boyle and defeats the pirates, before taking him to a secret research facility at Thynome. From there, Keith meets Dr Carla Paolini, a scientist, is told to return samples of Void technology, by travelling to a raid on another convoy; the Voids escape, but not after Keith destroys one of their fighters. It is from here that Keith meets Khador, an advanced alien, developing a'Khador Drive', which can transport a vessel to another part of the galaxy, eliminating the need of jump gates. Khador sends Keith on a mission to mine Void crystals. After collecting 50 crystals, Khador has enough to construct the Khador Drive, gives it to Keith; as these events are going on, the Terran and Vossk Empire agree to develop a strategy for ending the Void threat. They use a converted Vossk freighter, packed with explosives, sent through a wormhole, to destroy the Void'mothership'. Keith provides escort to the freighter; the Voids manage to cripple the freighter, so the pilot on board has to manually guide the freighter into the mothership.

The freighter collides with the vessel. After escaping through another wormhole, Keith flies back to Thynome, goes on a date with Carla. Galaxy on Fire 2 included a few DLCs to add on to the experience; these DLCs include two new campaigns, the player's own personal space station at the Shima system. The official names to these DLCs are "Valkyrie," "Supernova," and "Kaamo Club." The Kaamo Club is the player's own personal space station where the player can store an unlimited number of ships, amount of weapons and commodities. When acquired, the Kaamo Club is usable when Keith leaves the tutorial section of the game at Var Hastra, it will be found in the Shima system. It is in Midorian space, why it has a Midorian jump gate. Inside the Kaamo Club, in the Space Lounge, there are six specialists, they can sell the player specialty weapons and mods to the player's space craft at a cost proportional to the ship cost. These services include upgrading overall armor, cargo hold, an additional equipment slot.

The two other specialists will sell the player unique ships and weapons/equipment, which are sold for a given time and at a fixed cost. Galaxy On Fire 2 was re-released for newer devices as an HD version, which features more detail and better graphics. A'Full HD' version was released for the Apple Mac and Windows computers. However, some content was cut from this version, such as the Valkyrie and Supernova DLCs, the systems Loma and Shima; the game received a 6/10 review on GameSpot, a 90% score on Metacritic Official website

Thomas Engert

Thomas Engert is a German professional pool player. Engert won the 2004 International Challenge of Champions beating fellow German Thorsten Hohmann in the finals; when he returned to the tournament one year Engert was close to winning it for the second consecutive time but Chao Fong-pang, the two-time winner of the event, defeated him in the finals. In 2004, Engert won the World Pool Masters Tournament over another fellow German, Oliver Ortmann. In the 2006 World Straight Pool Championship, Engert made his way into the final but loss to Thorsten Hohmann by a score of 200-80. In 2007, Engert won the World Pool Masters for the second time; this included him with Ralf Souquet who won the event more than once. Official website of Thomas Engert