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Tracy Lauren Marrow, better known by his stage name Ice-T, is an American musician, songwriter, record producer, author. He began his career as an underground rapper in the 1980s and was signed to Sire Records in 1987, when he released his debut album Rhyme Pays; the following year, he founded the record label Rhyme $yndicate Records and released another album, which went on to go Platinum. He released several other albums that went Gold, he co-founded the heavy metal band Body Count, which he introduced on his 1991 rap album O. G.: Original Gangster, on the track titled "Body Count". The band released their self-titled debut album in 1992. Ice-T encountered controversy over his track "Cop Killer", the lyrics of which discussed killing police officers. Ice-T asked to be released from his contract with Warner Bros. Records, his next solo album, Home Invasion, was released in February 1993 through Priority Records. Body Count's next album was released in 1994, Ice-T released two more albums in the late-1990s.

Since 2000, he has portrayed NYPD Detective/Sergeant Odafin Tutuola on the NBC police drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Tracy Lauren Marrow, the son of Solomon and Alice Marrow, was born in New Jersey. Solomon was African-American, Alice was Creole. For decades, Solomon worked as a conveyor belt mechanic at the Rapistan Conveyor Company; when Marrow was a child, his family moved to New Jersey. The first time race played a major part in Marrow's life was at the age of seven, when he became aware of the racism leveled by his white friends towards black children. Marrow surmised that he escaped similar treatment because they thought that he was white due to his lighter skin. Relaying this incident to his mother, she told him, "Honey, people are stupid, his mother died of a heart attack. Solomon raised Marrow with help from a housekeeper. Marrow's first experience with illicit activity occurred after a bicycle that his father bought him for Christmas was stolen. After Marrow told his father, Solomon shrugged, "Well you ain't got no bike."

Marrow stole parts from bicycles and assembled "three or four weird-looking, brightly-painted bikes" from the parts. When Marrow was thirteen years old, Solomon died of a heart attack. For many years, has stated that his parents "died in an auto accident", but Ice-T has stated that it was he, in a car accident, that it was decades later. Following his father's death, the orphaned Marrow lived with a nearby aunt then was sent to live with his other aunt and her husband in View Park-Windsor Hills, an upper middle-class Black neighborhood in South Los Angeles. While his cousin Earl was preparing to leave for college, Marrow shared a bedroom with him. Earl listened only to the local rock radio stations. Marrow moved to the Crenshaw District of Los Angeles, he attended Palms Junior High, predominantly made up of white students, included black students who travelled by bus from South Central to attend. He attended Crenshaw High School, entirely made up of black students. Marrow stood out from most of his friends because he did not drink alcohol, smoke tobacco, or use drugs.

During Marrow's time in high school, gangs became more prevalent in the Los Angeles school system. Students who belonged to the Crips and Bloods gangs attended Crenshaw, fought in the school's hallways. Marrow, while never an actual gang member, was affiliated with the former. Marrow began reading the novels of Iceberg Slim, which he memorized and recited to his friends, who enjoyed hearing the excerpts and told him, "Yo, kick some more of that by Ice, T", giving Marrow his famous nickname. Marrow and other Crips wrote and performed "Crip Rhymes", his music career started with the band of the singing group The Precious Few of Crenshaw High School. Marrow and his group opened the show; the singers were Ronald Robinson and Lapekas Mayfield. In 1975, at the age of seventeen, Marrow began receiving Social Security benefits resulting from the death of his father and used the money to rent an apartment for $90 a month, he sold cannabis and stole car stereos to earn extra cash, but he was not making enough to support his pregnant girlfriend.

Once his daughter was born, he joined the United States Army in October 1977. Marrow served a two-year and two-month tour in the 25th Infantry Division and was involved with a group of soldiers charged with the theft of a rug. While awaiting trial, he received a $2,500 bonus check and went absent without leave, returning a month after the rug had been returned. Marrow received a non-judicial punishment as a consequence of his dereliction of duty. During his spell in the Army, Marrow became interested in hip hop music, he heard The Sugar Hill Gang's newly released single "Rapper's Delight", which inspired him to perform his own raps over the instrumentals of this and other early hip-hop records. The music, did not fit his lyrics or form of delivery; when he was stationed in Hawaii as a squad leader at Schofield Barracks, Marrow met a pimp named Mac. Mac admired that Marrow could quote Iceberg Slim and he taught Marrow how to be a p

SS Kolno

Kolno was a 2,487 GRT cargo ship, built in 1936 as Nordcoke by Lübecker Flenderwerke AG, Lübeck, Germany. In 1940, she was renamed Nordlicht. In 1945, she was seized by the Allies at Hamburg, passed to the Ministry of War Transport and was renamed Empire Conwear. In 1946, she was passed to the Soviet renamed Armavir. In 1947, she was sold to renamed Kolno, she served until 1971 when she ran aground off Falsterbo, following which she served as a hulk until scrapped in 1983. The ship was built in 1936 by Lübeck, she was completed in December of that year. The ship was 297 feet 0 inches long, with a beam of 44 feet 5 inches, she had a depth of 14 feet 4 inches, a draught of 18 feet 4 inches. As built, she was assessed as 2,497 GRT, 1,297 NRT; the ship was propelled by a compound steam engine which had two cylinders of 20​1⁄16 inches and two cylinders of 43​5⁄16 inches diameter by 43​5⁄16 inches stroke. The engine was built by Lübecker Flenderwerke. Most notable for a ship of her time is, that Nordcoke was equipped with large-scale hatch openings, which measured 10 by 10 metres, covered by steel hatch covers.

The background of this new system was a faster handling of her cargoes coal and iron ore by means like mechanical grabs and further time-saving during opening and closing of those folding-type steel covers. Nordcoke was built for Essen, her port of registry was Hamburg and the Code Letters DJSI were allocated. She was operated under the management of Norddeutsche Kohlen- und Koks Werke AG. In 1940, she was renamed Nordlicht. In May 1945, Nordlicht was captured by the Allies at Hamburg, she was passed to the renamed Empire Conwear. Assessed as 2,487 GRT, the United Kingdom Official Number 180741 was allocated, she was operated under the management of James Westoll Ltd. Her port of registry was London. In 1946, she was renamed Armavir, her port of registry was Archangelsk. In 1947, she was renamed Kolno, her port of registry was changed to Szczecin, the Code Letters SPFB were allocated. On 14 March 1967, Kolno was in collision with the Danish cargo ship Østbornholm in the Odense River. On 7 January 1970, Kolno ran aground off Sweden.

She was subsequently rebuilt for use as a floating boilerhouse and based at Świnoujście until she was scrapped in April 1983. Zickerow, Karl. "Frachtdampfer Nordcoke – erbaut für die Norddeutsche Kohlen- und Kokswerke A. G. Hamburg, von der Lübecker Maschinenbau-Gesellschaft". Werft-Reederei-Hafen. 18: 61–63. Kloess, H K. "Die Luken-Abdeckung nach Mac Gregor". Schiff und Hafen. 2: 383–85

Sinead Jack

Sinead Jack is a Trinidad and Tobago female volleyball player of the Trinidad and Tobago women's national volleyball team. She participated at the 2011 Women's Pan-American Volleyball Cup. On club level she played for AZS Białystok in 2011. Jack won the 2013 NORCECA Championship Best Middle Blocker award, she played in 2013-2016 for the Russian club Uralochka NTMK. For the 2016-2017 season she signed with the Turkish club Galatasaray Istanbul. 2016-17 Turkish League - Runner-Up, with Galatasaray 2013 NORCECA Championship "Best Middle Blocker" 2017 Pan-American Cup "Best Middle Blocker" "Team Roster – Trinidad and Tobago". NORECA. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2012

Blood flow restriction training

Blood flow restriction training or occlusion training is an exercise approach whereby resistance exercise or aerobic exercise is performed whilst an occlusion cuff is applied to proximal aspect of the muscle. In this novel training method, limb blood flow is restricted via a cuff throughout the contraction cycle and rest period; this results in partial restriction of arterial inflow to muscle, most restricts venous outflow from the muscle. Given the light-load nature and strengthening capacity of BFR training, it can provide an effective clinical rehabilitation stimulus without the high levels of joint stress and cardiovascular risk associated with heavy-load training Many practitioners are using a range of equipment as well as BFR protocols that do not match usage within published literature; the current approaches that focus on applying BFR during exercise consist of automatic pneumatic tourniquet systems or handheld inflatable device called the occlusion cuff. Research demonstrating the influence of thigh circumference and cuff width on occlusion pressure has accentuated a need for an individualised approach to BFR with regard to the setting of the restriction pressure.

More a technique to calculate and prescribe the occlusive stimulus as a percentage of total limb occlusion pressure is just one example of efforts to account for the above factors and provide an individualised approach to prescribing BFR training, quick and inexpensive. While the relationship between BFR pressure and the underlying tissue compression during exercise is not yet understood, BFR training using 40%–80% of limb occlusion pressure is safe and effective when supervised by experienced practitioners. Heavy exercise loads of 70% of an individual's one repetition maximum have been deemed necessary to elicit muscle hypertrophy and strength gains. In recent years, research has demonstrated that augmentation of low-load resistance training with blood flow restriction to the active musculature can produce significant hypertrophy and strength gains, using loads as low as 30% 1RM. BFR training has been found to yield hypertrophy responses comparable to that observed with heavy-load resistance training.

When using belts and lifting straps for tourniquet, the amount of pressure on the vasculature cannot be controlled and there are reports of rhabdomyolysis cases due to VOT. A proponent of the method, Dr. Yoshiaki Sato, risked his life in 1967 after uncontrolled sessions of VOT, leading him to focus more on control and adjustment of the pressure applied on the vasculature. Kaatsu

Split Personality (Cassidy album)

Split Personality is the debut studio album by American rapper Cassidy. It was released on March 16, 2004, by Full Surface, with manufacturing and distribution from J; the album debuted at number 2 on the US Billboard 200. To date, the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for the shipments of 500,000 copies in the United States. Recording sessions for the album began in 2003; the album was broken down into three parts. The first part of the record was more pop and radio friendly, with records such as "Get No Better" and the R. Kelly assisted lead single "Hotel"; the second part of the record was targeted directly towards his fans, who began to support him following his appearances on various mixtapes with songs such as "Blood pressure" and "The Problem". The third and final part of the record was more introspective and aimed towards his fans who have supported him since his early days of his rap career with "Husslin" and "Real talk"; the album's lead single, "Hotel" featuring American R&B singer-songwriter R. Kelly, was created during recording sessions at Kelly's Chicago studio "The Chocolate Factory".

R. Kelly appears on the official remix to "Hotel", with guest vocals from American rapper Trina; the song was a hit and reached the top ten on the US Billboard Hot 100, as of February 2004. The song was nominated for a Vibe Award for the "Coolest Collabo" in 2004; the album's second single, "Get No Better", which features guest appearances from label-mate R&B singer Mashonda, as well as vocals from label owner and mentor Swizz Beatz. While the song did not do as well on the singles charts as "Hotel", it did reach number 82 on the US Billboard Hot 100, it was followed up by a music video. Songs "Take It" and "Make You Scream Pt.2" were recorded during the Split Personality sessions but were scrapped and used only as official promotional singles from the album. AllMusic described the album as "a minor disappointment while showing promise", its review considered the first third of the album as the disappointing section and the best tracks to be "Hotel", "Can I Talk to You" and "Real Talk"

Perc Tucker

Percy John Robert "Perc" Tucker was a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly. He was the leader of the opposition in 1974. Tucker was born in Rockhampton, the son of Percy Clifford Tucker and his wife Beatrice, he was educated at Rockhampton state and high schools before being employed in Brisbane by the Department of Public Works in 1937. He worked as a draftsman in Rockhampton before moving to Townsville in 1955 and continuing the trade until 1960. During World War Two Tucker enlisted with the RAAF in December 1940 but was discharged a month later. In March 1943 Tucker once again enlisted, this time with the Australian Army and served with the 42nd Australian Infantry Battalion in New Guinea and Bouganville. From 1948 until 1955 he was a captain in the reserve army. On 20 June 1944 he married Isabel Mary Campbell, a hairdresser, at the Holy Trinity Church in Mackay and together had three sons and a daughter. One son, died at a young age in 1956 after breaking his arm and died on the operating table whilst under anaesthetic.

Tucker died in Townsville in August 1980 and his funeral was held at the John Knox Presbyterian church and he was cremated. Tucker, representing the Labor Party, won the new seat of Townsville North at the 1960 Queensland state elections, he held the seat until it was abolished for the 1972 Queensland state elections, at which Tucker followed most of his constituents into the new seat of Townsville West. From July 1966 until July 1974 Tucker was the deputy opposition leader under Jack Houston, he was appointed opposition leader upon Houston's retirement. Facing an election that year, Tucker famously vowed to give Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen a "hiding." However, the Queensland ALP was roundly defeated. Tucker himself lost his own seat to National Max Hooper–one of the few instances in which a major-party leader at the federal, state or territory level has been rolled in his own seat. Tucker wasn't finished with politics however, in 1976 he was elected the mayor of Townsville, holding the role until his death in 1980.

The Perc Tucker Regional Gallery in Townsville is named in his honour