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The Judge (The Blacklist)

"The Judge" is the fifteenth episode of the first season of the American crime drama The Blacklist. The episode premiered in the United States on NBC on March 3, 2014; when a former Assistant U. S. Attorney is found bedraggled and walking the street after being missing for 12 years, Red suspects he was a victim of "The Judge", a mysterious person that runs an underground operation dispensing "eye for an eye" justice on officials who have wrongly convicted people. Red gets Elizabeth going on that case tackles his own agenda in finding out why a woman named Lucy Brooks has been following him. Lucy, as it turns out, is the woman seducing Tom at a teacher conference in Orlando; as Elizabeth works the case of The Judge, a man named Alan Ray Rifkin is about to be executed for treason, it is discovered that Cooper is the Federal agent who put him away. Cooper becomes The Judge's next target and is nearly electrocuted, until Red arrives with proof that Rifkin did commit the crimes for which he was executed.

Cooper is released, The Judge is apprehended, sent to prison. When Cooper suggests Red brought him this case to gain leverage on him, Red replies that "a war is coming", he may need Cooper's help. Back in Orlando, Tom declines "Jolene's" offer of an affair. Jolene/Lucy gets Tom to admit that Elizabeth isn't just his wife – she's his target. "The Judge" premiered on NBC on March 2014 in the 10 -- 11 p.m. time slot. The episode garnered a 2.7/8 Nielsen rating with 11.01 million viewers, making it the highest rated show in its time slot and the ninth most watched television show of the week. Jason Evans of The Wall Street Journal gave a positive review of the episode, stating: "WOW! It ended with a bang!! Tom is some kind of secret agent. Tom Bond is an appropriate name for him. Someone has assigned him to be in love with Liz; this is a major bombshell for the show!!". JoJo Marshall of Entertainment Weekly gave a positive review of the episode, stating: "A war is coming on The Blacklist and it could not be more exciting.

Shoo. Things are getting heated. People are starting to show their hands at this poker game." "The Judge" on IMDb "The Judge" at

Enzo Potolicchio

Vicente "Enzo" Potolicchio is a Venezuelan racing driver and businessman, who competes in the FIA World Endurance Championship and Rolex Sports Car Series for Starworks Motorsport. He won 2012 12 Hours of Sebring, both in the LMP2 class. Potolicchio spent his early career racing Formula Ford, both at home in Venezuela where he was champion in 2005, in the American F2000 Championship Series, he took part in Venezuelan Porsche Super Cup in 1998, which saw him earn 11 victories and the country's Automobile Driver of the Year award. Potolicchio participated in two Ferrari Challenge North America races in 2009, earning a victory and a third-place finish. In 2010 and 2011 he won back-to-back Ferrari Challenge titles. Potolicchio made his Grand-Am debut in 2011, racing in the Rolex Sports Car Series for Starworks Motorsport, he earned his first career victory at Mid-Ohio, teamed with Ryan Dalziel, finishing 13th in the end-of-season Daytona Prototype points standings. In 2012, Potolicchio finished second overall in the 2012 24 Hours of Daytona, teamed with Ryan Dalziel, Alex Popow, Lucas Luhr and Allan McNish.

He has collected four podium finishes in eight races to date. Leading up to the second race at Watkins Glen, Potolicchio announced he was leaving the Rolex Series, but would continue to support the No. 8 Starworks car in the title challenge. Together with Starworks, Potolicchio made his FIA World Endurance Championship debut at the 2012 12 Hours of Sebring, where he, Ryan Dalziel and Stéphane Sarrazin finished third overall and first in LMP2; the trio finished 14th in class at the Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, punctuated by a mechanical issue. Potolicchio and teammates Ryan Dalziel and Tom Kimber-Smith won the Le Mans in the LMP2 class. Starworks won the FIA LMP2 Trophy in the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship season. In 2013, Potolicchio announced that he would enter the 2013 FIA WEC season with his newly created team, 8Star Motorsports, competing with one Ferrari 458 Italia GT2. Official website Enzo Potolicchio career summary at

SVG Working Group

The SVG Working Group is a working group created by the World Wide Web Consortium to address the need for an alternative to the PostScript document format. The PostScript format was unable to create scalable fonts and objects without creating files which were inordinately larger than a file which used unscalable fonts and objects. In April 1998, the W3C received a note from representatives of four corporate entities – Adobe Systems, IBM, Netscape and Sun Microsystems – with regard to the Precision Graphics Markup Language, an XML-based markup language. A second note was submitted came a month from a team which included representatives of Hewlett Packard, Macromedia and Visio; as a result of both missives, the W3C convened a working group, within six months, the group published a working draft of requirements for the Scalable Vector Graphics format. This format, unlike Postscript, is optimized for the Web, it is able to describe two-dimensional graphics and graphical applications via XML. Initial versions of the SVG specification have now been natively implemented by most modern browsers.

The SVG Working Group continues to work on enhancements, which will be published as a comprehensive SVG 2.0 specification. As of September 2014, the various modules of this new specification were expected to reach Candidate Recommendation status in 2015 or early 2016. Members of the SVG Working Group include representatives from the following organizations: W3C has invited several experts to collaborate with the working group. Official site SVG Charter SVG Roadmap SVG Brings Fast Vector Graphics to Web

Emerson, Lake & Palmer in Concert

Emerson and Palmer in Concert is a live album by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, recorded at 26 August 1977 show at the Olympic Stadium, Quebec, Canada, featured on the album cover. It was released by Atlantic Records following ELP's breakup, it was re-released and repackaged as Works Live in 1993. Some of the tracks were not from the Montreal concert, but from other concerts the 1977-1978 Tour, like "Peter Gunn" and "Tiger in a Spotlight". Similar to most live albums, In Concert showcased fan favourites of released material. However, "Peter Gunn", ELP's take on the classic TV theme song, was never released on any of their other albums. ELP opened with this song on the Works Volume 2 tour; the band hired a 70-piece orchestra for some concerts of this tour but had to dismiss the orchestra due to budget constraints that bankrupted the group. On the original release, the orchestra performs on "C'est la Vie", "Knife-Edge", on Keith Emerson's piano concerto, on "Pictures at an Exhibition". Works Live adds four other songs performed with the orchestra: "Fanfare for the Common Man", "Abaddon's Bolero", "Closer to Believing", "Tank".

The original release of this album carried no producer credit. However and mixing of the album was carried out by Keith Emerson. Emerson intended to release In Concert as a double LP but, given the band's imminent dissolution, ELP's label, Atlantic Records, limited it to a single album. 1993's re-release of the album as the 2 CD Works Live somewhat restored this intent. Godfrey Salmon, the orchestra conductor, played violin on the last album by Jackson Heights, Bump n' grind, released in 1973. Emerson's former The Nice bandmate, Lee Jackson, formed that group after they disbanded in 1970 as a result of ELP's formation. Keith Emerson performed on that album, on Moog programming. Keith Emerson – keyboards, mixing Greg Lakevocals, guitars Carl Palmerdrums, percussion A 70-piece orchestra on tracks 4, 6, 7 and 8 of In Concert, tracks 4, 8, 9 of disc one and the entire disc two of Works Live. Godfrey Salmon – conductor Michael Leveillee – sound engineer Neil Preston – inner sleeve photo Francois Rivard – cover photography Bob Defrin – art director 1979, UK, Atlantic/WEA K50652, Release date 17 November 1979, LP 1979, Atlantic/Warner-Pioneer P-10697A, Release date 21 November 1979, LP 1996, UK, Essential/Castle ESDCD362, Release date??

1996, CD 1999, Manticore/Victor KVICP-60644, Release date?? 1999, CD Peter Gunn / Knife Edge Peter Gunn / Tiger in a spotlight

Covered interest arbitrage

Covered interest arbitrage is an arbitrage trading strategy whereby an investor capitalizes on the interest rate differential between two countries by using a forward contract to cover exchange rate risk. Using forward contracts enables arbitrageurs such as individual investors or banks to make use of the forward premium to earn a riskless profit from discrepancies between two countries' interest rates; the opportunity to earn riskless profits arises from the reality that the interest rate parity condition does not hold. When spot and forward exchange rate markets are not in a state of equilibrium, investors will no longer be indifferent among the available interest rates in two countries and will invest in whichever currency offers a higher rate of return. Economists have discovered various factors which affect the occurrence of deviations from covered interest rate parity and the fleeting nature of covered interest arbitrage opportunities, such as differing characteristics of assets, varying frequencies of time series data, the transaction costs associated with arbitrage trading strategies.

An arbitrageur executes a covered interest arbitrage strategy by exchanging domestic currency for foreign currency at the current spot exchange rate investing the foreign currency at the foreign interest rate. The arbitrageur negotiates a forward contract to sell the amount of the future value of the foreign investment at a delivery date consistent with the foreign investment's maturity date, to receive domestic currency in exchange for the foreign-currency funds. For example, as per the chart at right consider that an investor with $5,000,000 USD is considering whether to invest abroad using a covered interest arbitrage strategy or to invest domestically; the dollar deposit interest rate is 3.4% in the United States, while the euro deposit rate is 4.6% in the euro area. The current spot exchange rate is 1.2730 $/€ and the six-month forward exchange rate is 1.3000 $/€. For simplicity, the example ignores compounding interest. Investing $5,000,000 USD domestically at 3.4% for six months ignoring compounding, will result in a future value of $5,085,000 USD.

However, exchanging $5,000,000 dollars for euros today, investing those euros at 4.6% for six months ignoring compounding, exchanging the future value of euros for dollars at the forward exchange rate, will result in $5,223,488 USD, implying that investing abroad using covered interest arbitrage is the superior alternative. If there were no impediments, such as transaction costs, to covered interest arbitrage any opportunity, however minuscule, to profit from it would be exploited by many financial market participants, the resulting pressure on domestic and forward interest rates and the forward exchange rate premium would cause one or more of these to change instantaneously to eliminate the opportunity. In fact, the anticipation of such arbitrage leading to such market changes would cause these three variables to align to prevent any arbitrage opportunities from arising in the first place: incipient arbitrage can have the same effect, but sooner, as actual arbitrage, thus any evidence of empirical deviations from covered interest parity would have to be explained on the grounds of some friction in the financial markets.

Economists Robert M. Dunn, Jr. and John H. Mutti note that financial markets may generate data inconsistent with interest rate parity, that cases in which significant covered interest arbitrage profits appeared feasible were due to assets not sharing the same perceptions of risk, the potential for double taxation due to differing policies, investors' concerns over the imposition of foreign exchange controls cumbersome to the enforcement of forward contracts; some covered interest arbitrage opportunities have appeared to exist when exchange rates and interest rates were collected for different periods. Economists have suggested an array of other factors to account for observed deviations from interest rate parity, such as differing tax treatment, differing risks, government foreign exchange controls, supply or demand inelasticity, transaction costs, time differentials between observing and executing arbitrage opportunities. Economists Jacob Frenkel and Richard M. Levich investigated the performance of covered interest arbitrage strategies during the 1970s' flexible exchange rate regime by examining transaction costs and differentials between observing and executing arbitrage opportunities.

Using weekly data, they estimated transaction costs and evaluated their role in explaining deviations from interest rate parity and found that most deviations could be explained by transaction costs. However, accommodating transaction costs did not explain observed deviations from covered interest rate parity between treasury bills in the United States and United Kingdom. Frenkel and Levich found that executing such transactions resulted in only illusory opportunities for arbitrage profits, that in each execution the mean percentage of profit decreased such that there was no statistically significant difference from zero profitability. Frenkel and Levich concluded that unexploited opportunities for profit do not exist in covered interest arbitrage. Using a time series dataset of daily spot and forward USD/JPY exchange rates and same-maturity short-term interest rates in both the United States and Japan, economists Johnathan A. Batten and Peter G. Szilagyi analyzed the sensitivity of forward market price differentials to short-term interest rate differentials.

The researchers found evidence for substantial variation in covered