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Flash Comics

Flash Comics is a comics anthology published by All-American Publications and by National Periodical Publications. The title had 104 issues published from January 1940 to February 1949. Despite the title, the anthology featured the adventures of multiple superheroes in addition to Jay Garrick, the original Flash. Characters introduced in the series include the Flash, Hawkman and Black Canary; the series debuted with a January 1940 cover date and the first issue featured the first appearances of the Golden Age versions of the Flash and Johnny Thunder. The Flash was given a solo comic book series, All-Flash which ran for 32 issues between Summer 1941 to January 1948. Artist Joe Kubert's long association with the Hawkman character began with the story "The Painter and the $100,000" in Flash Comics #62; the Monocle was introduced in #64 as a new foe for Hawkman. Carmine Infantino's first published work for DC was "The Black Canary", a six-page Johnny Thunder story in Flash Comics #86 that introduced the superheroine the Black Canary.

Writer Robert Kanigher and Joe Kubert created the Thorn in issue #89. Flash Comics was cancelled in 1949 with issue #104; the series' numbering would be continued by the first volume of The Flash series, which debuted during the Silver Age in 1959 and featured Barry Allen as the new Flash. Features published in Flash Comics include: The Flash - issues #1 – #104 Hawkman - issues #1 – #104 Johnny Thunder - issues #1 – #91 The Whip - issues #1 – #55 Cliff Cornwall - issues #1 – #19 Ghost Patrol - issues #29 – #104 Black Canary - issues #92 – #104 Golden Age Flash Archives - Vol. 1 collects the "Flash" stories from Flash Comics #1–17, 224 pages, September 1999, ISBN 978-1563895067 Vol. 2 collects the "Flash" stories from Flash Comics #18–24, 224 pages, February 2006, ISBN 978-1401207847 The Flash Archives Vol. 1 includes the "Flash" story from Flash Comics #104, 224 pages, May 1998, ISBN 978-1563891397 Golden Age Hawkman Archives Vol. 1 collects the "Hawkman" stories from Flash Comics #1–22, 224 pages, February 2006, ISBN 978-1401204181 JSA All-Stars Archives Volume 1 includes the "Johnny Thunder" stories from Flash Comics #1–4, 256 pages, October 2007, ISBN 978-1401214722 Black Canary Archives collects the "Johnny Thunder" stories from Flash Comics #86–91 and the "Black Canary" stories from Flash Comics #92–104, 224 pages, December 2000, ISBN 978-1563897344 Flash Comics at the Comic Book DB Flash Comics at Mike's Amazing World of Comics

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is the agency of the government of California responsible for the operation of the California state prison and parole systems. Its headquarters are in Sacramento. CDCR is the 3rd largest law enforcement agency in the United States behind the U. S. Customs and Border Protection, an arm of Dept of Homeland Security, the New York City Police Department, which employ 66,000 federal officers and 42,000 police officers respectively. CDCR correctional officers are sworn law enforcement officers with peace officer powers; as of 2013, CDCR employed 24,000 peace officers, 1,800 state parole agents, 600 criminal investigators/special agents. In 1851, California activated its first state-run institution; this institution was a 268-ton wooden ship named The Waban, was anchored in the San Francisco Bay. The prison ship housed 30 inmates who subsequently constructed San Quentin State Prison, which opened in 1852 with 68 inmates. Since 1852, the Department has activated thirty-one prisons across the state.

CDCR's history dates back to 1912. In 1951 it was renamed California Department of Corrections. In 2004 it was renamed California Department of Rehabilitation. In 2016-2017 it cost an average of $70,836 to house an inmate for one year. In 2004, a Corrections Independent Review Panel suggested "Reorganizing the Youth and Adult Correctional Agency"; the Agency had consisted of "the Department of Corrections, the Department of the Youth Authority, the Board of Prison Terms, the Board of Corrections, the Commission on Correctional Peace Officer Standards and Training, the Narcotic Addict Evaluation Board and the Youth Authority Board."California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger made a reorganization plan public in January 2005 implementing many of the recommendations of the panel but without "a citizens commission overseeing the state's entire correctional operation." The reorganization became effective on July 1, 2005. The CDCR superseded the: Newsletter California Adult Operations Division California Adult Parole Division California Adult Programs Division California Board of Parole Hearings California Council on Mentally Ill Offenders California Corrections Standards Authority California Juvenile Justice CPHCS Contract Branch Prison Industry Authority State Commission on Juvenile Justice Division of Rehabilitative Programs CDCR operates all state institutions, oversees a variety of community correctional facilities and camps, monitors all parolees during their entry back into society.

According to the Department's official Web site, "Currently there are 33 adult correctional institutions, 13 adult community correctional facilities, eight juvenile facilities in California that house more than 165,000 adult offenders and nearly 3,200 juvenile offenders." This inmate population makes the CDCR the largest state-run prison system in the United States. Regarding adult prisons, CDCR has the task of receiving and housing inmates that were convicted of felony crimes within the State of California; when an adult inmate arrives at a state prison, he/she is assigned a classification based on his/her committed offense. Each prison is designed to house different varieties of inmate offenders, from Level I inmates to Level IV inmates. Selected prisons within the state are equipped with security housing units, reception centers, and/or "condemned" units; these security levels are defined as follows: Level I: "Open dormitories without a secure perimeter." Level II: "Open dormitories with secure perimeter fences and armed coverage."

Level III: "Individual cells, fenced perimeters and armed coverage." Level IV: "Cells, fenced or walled perimeters, electronic security, more staff and armed officers both inside and outside the installation." Security Housing Unit: "The most secure area within a Level IV prison designed to provide maximum coverage." These are designed to handle inmates. This includes inmates who are validated gang bosses or shot callers, etc.. Reception Center: "Provides short term housing to process and evaluate incoming inmates." Condemned: "Holds inmates with death sentences." According to the Department's official Web site, "there are more than 148,000 adult parolees and 3,800 juvenile parolees supervised by the CDCR." A 2002 article found that "California's growth in the numbers of people on parole supervision—and in the numbers whose parole has been revoked—has far exceeded the growth in the rest of the nation." California accounted for 12 percent of the U. S. population but 18% of the U. S. parole population, 90,000 California parolees returned to prison in 2000.

At San Quentin, the non-profit organization California Reentry Program "helps inmates re-enter society after they serve their sentences." CDCR correctional officers are peace officers per California penal code sections 830.2 and 830.5, as their primary duties are to provide public safety and correctional services in and outside of state prison grounds, state-operated medical facilities, camps while engaged in the performance of their duties. The primary duties of these officers include, but are not limited to, providing public safety and law enforcement services in and around California's adult and youth institutions, fire camps, state-operated medical facilities and hospitals, community correctional facilities; these officers monitor and supervise parolees who are released back into the general public. Other primary duties include investigation

Barry Edelstein

Barry Edelstein is an American theatre director and author. He was appointed as Artistic Director of the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California, on October 17, 2012, he was Director of the New York Shakespeare Festival / Public Theater's Shakespeare Lab conservatory, 2007-2012, Director of the Public Theater's Shakespeare Initiative, 2008-2012. Edelstein was born in Paterson, New Jersey, on March 11, 1965, grew up in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, he graduated from Fair Lawn High School in 1982. He won a Rhodes Scholarship, he matriculated at Pembroke College, Oxford, in 1986 and graduated in 1988 with an M. Phil. in English Renaissance Drama. Known for his productions of Shakespeare, he has directed nearly half the canon. For the Public Theater, he staged Julius Caesar starring Jeffrey Wright at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park and The Merchant of Venice, featuring Ron Leibman's OBIE Award-winning portrayal of Shylock. At the Williamstown Theatre Festival, he directed. From 1998-2003 he was Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company, where he directed Richard III starring John Turturro and Julianna Margulies and The Winter's Tale starring David Strathairn as well as the world premiere of Steve Martin's The Underpants, which he commissioned.

He produced an additional twelve productions at Classic Stage Company, featuring artists such as Turturro, Tony Shalhoub, Christopher Lloyd, Bill Irwin, Mira Sorvino, Amy Irving, Michael Greif, JoAnne Akalaitis, Philip Glass, Anne Bogart's SITI Company, Big Dance Theatre and others. Other New York credits include, he has directed many classic plays at leading regional theaters. Edelstein's first film, My Lunch with Larry, based on a play by Erin Cressida Wilson and starring Lisa Edelstein and Greg Germann, played the festival circuit in 2006 and 2007. Edelstein has written about Shakespeare in particular and the theater in general for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, American Theater, his book Thinking Shakespeare was published by Spark Publishers in 2007, his book Bardisms: Shakespeare for All Occasions, was published by Harper Perennial in 2008. Edelstein has taught Shakespearean acting at the Juilliard School, New York University's Graduate Acting Program, the University of Southern California.

He has taught masterclasses around the USA and the world. Edelstein lives in the San Diego with his wife, their daughter, son. Weber, Bruce. "Barry Edelstein in The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-01-23. "Review of THINKING SHAKESPEARE". Backstage. September 2008. Archived from the original on 2013-01-17. Retrieved 2009-01-23. "Barry Edelstein Profile in Schenectady Gazette". Schenectady Daily Gazette. July 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-23

Vasily Degtyaryov

Vasily Alekseyevich Degtyaryov was a Russian engineer who specialised in weapons design. Degtyaryov was the Major General of the Engineering and Artillery Service, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Hero of Socialist Labor, he became a CPSU member in 1941. Vasily Degtyaryov headed the first Soviet firearms design bureau, he created several types of submachine guns and anti-tank guns. Vasily Degtyaryov was awarded the USSR's State Stalin Prize in 1941, 1942, 1944, 1949, he was awarded three Orders of Lenin, four other orders and different medals. In 1927, the Red Army was equipped with the 7.62 mm light machine gun called ДП, or DP-28. This design led to Two aircraft machine guns: ДА and ДА-2 A tank machine gun: ДТ, or DT Degtyaryov designed a few models of submachine guns, the best of which would be adopted by the Soviet Army in 1934 as the ППД PPD-40. In 1930, Degtyaryov designed his 12.7 mm large-caliber machine gun, the ДК, or DK. In 1938, this machine gun was upgraded by Georgi Shpagin and called ДШК.

In 1939, Degtyaryov designed his heavy machine gun called ДС, or DS. The DS-39 was issued to the Red Army and used in the Winter War of 1939-1940; the belt feed mechanism damaged the cartridge cases and the gun was found too complicated and liable to malfunctions and was withdrawn from service. During the Soviet-German War, the Soviet Army adopted Degtyaryov's 14.5 mm anti-tank rifle the ПТРД, or PTRD. Near the end of World War II, Degtyaryov designed a belt-fed light machine gun chambered for the 7.62x39mm intermediate cartridge, which entered Soviet service in 1946 as the RPD light machine gun and was exported to numerous countries worldwide. Stalin Prizes. On October 17, 1954, a monument: was erected in Kovrov for Degtyaryov, a bust and several plaques were installed on the territory of the weapons factory bearing his name. At the memorial of gunsmiths and designers, a bas-relief with his image was made. In the house, where the designer lived, on January 6, 1978, a museum was opened. In addition, a technical school, a secondary school, a kindergarten, a recreation park, the House of Culture of Metal Workers and the former Komsomolskaya Street were named after him in Kovrov.

A pioneer camp near the village of Sukhanikha was named after Degtyaryov. In many cities of the former USSR there are streets that perpetuate the memory of the gunsmith Degtyaryov in his name. November 6, 1979, as it was the 100th anniversary of the designer, the USSR Ministry of Communication issued a postal envelope with his image. January 2, 1980 in Kovrov held a special cancellation of these envelopes. On August 18, 2004, the Russian Post issued an envelope depicting Degtyaryov. Degtyarev plant RPD Nagayev, Herman. Russian gunsmith:Tales. Moscow: Soviet Russia. P. 447. Bakhirev, V. V.. Designer Degtyaryov V. A.: Beyond the biography lines. Moscow: Voenizdat. Bakhirev, V. V.. Degtyaryov V. A.: Student-book. Moscow: Prosvescheniye

Isomorphic JavaScript

Isomorphic JavaScript known as Universal JavaScript, describes JavaScript applications which run both on the client and the server. Isomorphic JavaScript works in the context of a single-page application. In a typical SPA, most of the application logic, including routing, is encapsulated in a bundled JavaScript file, sent to the client. Whilst this frees up the server, as it does not have to handle so many requests, it makes the initial load slow for the client, as the entire application needs to be sent over to the client. With Isomorphic JavaScript, when a client web page is first requested from the server, the view of the page is generated on the server, similar to server-side dynamic web pages, sent over to the client; the client can render the view immediately. After the initial view is rendered, the complete SPA is downloaded in the background, subsequent actions are handled client-side; the naming of the term'Isomorphic JavaScript' has been a matter of controversy. The term'isomorphic' was first coined by Charlie Robbins from Nodejitsu, in one of the company's blog posts.

Spike Brehm, a software engineer from Airbnb, wrote another blog post using the same term. However, others have proposed to use the term Universal JavaScript instead. Better user experience: By rendering important parts of the application with the real data on the server-side, an isomorphic application can show a meaningful initial page. On the other hand, client rendering application can’t show any meaningful information until it fetches all external data it needs. In the meantime, the only thing a user will see is a loading indicator. Faster overall loading time: Although an isomorphic application will be slower in responding an initial page compared to a client rendering application, overall completion time to the final user interface is faster because data access on the server-side is much faster than client-side API requests. More predictable SEO and Site Indexing: In order to index content that JavaScript apps render on client-side, Googlebot must run those JavaScript apps inside a full browser environment and capture the rendered DOM.

This involves complex browser compatibility issues. Because JavaScript apps can make AJAX requests for further rendering, Googlebot must have a policy that controls apps’ network access; these are. There have been several isomorphic JavaScript frameworks and libraries created, most notably Meteor and React. Others includes Next.js, Rendr, Miso and Catberry

2016 French Open – Men's singles final

The 2016 French Open Men's singles final was the championship tennis match of the Men's Singles tournament at the 2016 French Open. A significant part of the Djokovic–Murray rivalry, it pitted the world's top two players, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, against each other in a Grand Slam final for the seventh time. After three hours and three minutes, World No. 1 Djokovic defeated second seed Murray 3–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–4 to win the match. By winning the 2016 French Open, Djokovic not only completed a career Grand Slam, he became the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four Major titles while he became the first man since Jim Courier in 1992 to win the Australian and French Open titles in the same calendar year; the match took place on the final day of the 2016 edition of the 15-day French Open, held every May and June. In the lead-up to the French Open and Murray contested the finals at both the Madrid and Rome Masters in May. Both dethroned each other as the defending champion, with Djokovic defeating Murray in Madrid by way of a three-set win and Murray reversing the result in Rome with a straight-sets victory.

Djokovic entered the French Open as the favourite for the tournament, after winning each of his first three matches in straight sets, his title chances multiplied when nine-times champion Rafael Nadal withdrew mid-tournament due to a wrist injury. En route to the final, he dropped just one set, the first one in his fourth-round match against Roberto Bautista-Agut. Murray, on the other hand, endured consecutive five-set matches against Radek Štěpánek and Mathias Bourgue in his first two matches, he proceeded to win his next two matches in straight sets, before defeating Richard Gasquet and defending champion Stan Wawrinka in the quarter and semi-finals to reach his first French Open final. His win over Wawrinka was regarded as "his best performance on clay". Andy Murray elected to serve first, he was broken to love in the opening game of the match, but he would break straight back and would hold the remainder of his service games to take the opening set 6–3. At that point, history seemed to favour Murray, who had never lost a match at Roland Garros after winning the opening set, while he had not lost a match after winning the opening set in 49 consecutive Grand Slam matches.

However, Djokovic would hit back in the second set, taking the second and third sets for the loss of just three games to take a two-sets-to-one lead. In the fourth, Djokovic broke twice to hold a 5–2 lead, but would double-fault on break point down to surrender one of those breaks, reducing the margin to 5–3. After Murray held once more, Djokovic converted his third match point to win the match in four sets and break his French Open curse; the chair umpire throughout the match was Damian Steiner. Source Following the match, Djokovic thanked his coaching staff and family for their support: My family, my team, my loves, thank you so much for tolerating everything on a daily basis, He extended his praise to Murray: It was a pleasure to play against you once more. I'm sure. Murray conceded that Djokovic was the better player on the day, that he didn't play as well as he did. I didn’t serve well today. On this surface, it’s harder to get free points on your second serve. Maybe on the quicker surfaces you can do that.

You serve 100 miles an hour second serve on the grass, that’s a little bit different to doing it on a slow, heavy clay court. It’s going to come back more often. Djokovic's French Open victory was met with a positive reaction around the tennis community, with rival players including Juan Martín del Potro, Milos Raonic and Marin Čilić among those paying tribute and offering their congratulations towards Djokovic. Pat Cash analysed the match and said on the BBC Sport website: This has been the tricky one for Djokovic but he's come out and played some great tennis. He's rock solid, he knows his game so well and he's mentally focused. From where he started off in this match to where he finished, what a contrast, it just goes to show how great a champion he is. Djokovic–Murray rivalry 2012 US Open – Men's singles final 2013 Wimbledon Championships – Men's singles final