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Mike Smith (linebacker)

Michael Lee Smith is the outside linebackers coach for the Green Bay Packers. A retired American football linebacker, he played for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League and Texas Tech at the collegiate level, he was drafted by the Ravens in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft. Smith attended Coronado High School in his hometown of Texas. In his senior year, he recorded five interceptions. Smith played college football at the linebacker position for Texas Tech. In 2001, he was named All-Big 12 Honorable All-Big 12 Freshman Team. During his time there, he started in 45 games and is one of only five other Red Raider players to play in 50 games, he graduated in 2004 with a degree in communication studies. Smith was signed by the Baltimore Ravens in the seventh round in the 2005 NFL Draft. In his rookie year he played in six games recording three tackles, he made his NFL debut on October 31 at the Pittsburgh Steelers. In 2006, he played in eight games again recording three tackles. Smith made his first career start against the Tennessee Titans on November 12, 2006 in place of the injured Ray Lewis.

On the first play of the game, the Ravens blitzed. Smith fell onto his left shoulder, he suffered rotator cuff, biceps tendon and dislocated the shoulder. Over the course of the following year and a half, Smith underwent surgery four times to correct his injuries, he was released. Smith served as the linebackers coach at the University of Hawaii for one year, he joined the Jets prior to the start of the season as an intern. Linebacker Aaron Maybin has credited Smith for rejuvenating his career. Smith was hired by Washington State head coach Mike Leach on December 13, 2011, to serve as the team's linebackers coach. However, Smith elected to stay with the Jets after being promoted to the outside linebackers coach position. Smith received an offer from West Virginia University where he was said to have the opportunity to coach the linebackers in addition to having co-coordinator responsibilities, which he accepted. After discovering that the job did not entail the responsibilities he had thought would be provided, he returned to the Jets.

In late December 2012, Smith was hired to be the co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach for the Texas Tech Red Raiders. He reunited with former teammate Kliff Kingsbury, who became the team's head coach earlier the same month. Smith was promoted to the full defensive coordinator position following the resignation of Matt Wallerstedt and added defensive line coaching duties for 2015, it was announced. Smith was hired by the Kansas City Chiefs as their assistant defensive line coach on April 1, 2016. On January 29, 2018, the Chiefs they had changed Smith's title to outside linebackers coach. On January 25, 2019, he was hired by the Green Bay Packers to serve as the outside linebackers coach. Texas Tech Red Raiders bio

Cosmas Maduka

Cosmas Maduka CON is a Nigerian businessman and philanthropist, the Founder and Chairman of the Cocharis Group, an indigenous conglomerate with diverse interest in Manufacturing, ICT, Auto care and Auto Components, Automobile Sales and Services and Agro Allied business sectors. Maduka is famous for a leading automobile sales and servicing company. In addition to other brands of cars such as Range Rover and Jaguar. In 2015, Maduka was featured in Forbes Africa TV Series “Worst Day with Peace Hyde” and was estimated to worth $500million USD and was reported to have been swindled the sum of N21 billion by Ifeanyi Ubah of Capital in a business transaction. Maduka has appeared in CNN Marketplace Africa interview by Zaner Asher. Maduka, an Igbo ethnic Christian from Nnewi, Anambra State was born into a poor family of Mr. Peter and Mrs. Rose Maduka in the City of Jos. Maduka began his entrepreneurial journey at the age of six, 2years after the demise of his father, he dropped out of primary school and started hawking Akara, a popular food staple in Nigeria made from beans to support his mother.

Maduka formally ventured into business at the age of 17 after being wrongly dismissed with the sum of N200.00 by his Uncle who had earlier engaged him as an automobile apprentice. He co-founded a spare parts company known as CosDave with his friend name Dave; the startup failed sooner than expected and Maduka went to found the Cocharis Motor with the sum of three hundred naira which focused sales of automobile spare parts in 1977. The name of the company according to him is a combination of his first name and his wife, whom he married at age 21. Maduka business breakthrough started in 1982, when the Nigeria government granted ten motor companies import license, which Cocharis was selected. Today the Cocharis Group is a conglomerate with a net-worth of $500million with several subsidiaries including Manufacturing, ICT, Auto care and Auto Components, Automobile Sales and Services and Agro Allied business sectors. Cocharis Motors is a leading distributors of several brands of luxuries cars including Range Rover and Jaguar.

In 2015, Cocharis Motors became the sole distributors of the BMW in Nigeria and the first company to build an Assembly Plant of Ford Ranger in Nigeria and won the Auto Brand of the Year at the Marketing World Awards held in Ghana. In 2016 the Anambra State approved 5000 hectare of land for Cocharis Farms to cultivate rice, the project has been reported to generate 3000 jobs upon completion; the Cocharis Group is rated one of the top 50 brands in Nigeria by Top 50 Brands Nigeria. Maduka attributed his success in business to his affiliation with the Japanese. According to Maduka his early close contact with the Japanese made him develop the values of commitment, humility and hard work which were fundamental to his success in business, he had promised to acknowledge in his autobiography. Cosmas Maduka seats on the board of organization, he served as a Director in Access Bank Plc. one of the leading banks in Nigeria for 12 years from 2000-2012. Cosmas Maduka is known for his Christian faith. According to Maduka he gave his life to Jesus early in life and this had tremendous positive impact on his life, in addition to listening to inspiration talks by William Branham.

He is married to Charity Maduka with daughter. Lives in Lagos, Nigeria. In 2015, Cosmos Maduka appeared on Forbes Africa Cover as the man who turned $ dollar to $500million and during was featured in an exclusive interview of Forbes Africa TV Series “My Worst Day with Peace Hyde”. According to Maduka he loves watching football, he disclosed during an interview that he has love for cars and motorcycles and said that the whole family are bikers. In 2003 Cosmas Maduka received an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Maduka served as the President/Chairman of the Nigerian Table Tennis Federation for 16 years during which Nigeria led Africa in all the events, he led the Nigerian Team to the Olympic Games. In 2012 was inducted as a Harvard Business School Alumni having completed an Executive Education Program. Cosmos Maduka was among the few persons honoured by President Goodluck Jonathan with the National Honours of the Commander of the Order of the Niger in 2012

Jagdstaffel 35

Royal Bavarian Jagdstaffel 35 was a World War I "hunting group" of the Luftstreitkräfte, the air arm of the Imperial German Army during World War I. The unit would score 44 aerial victories during the war, at the expense of six killed in action, four killed in flying accidents, nine wounded in action, five injured in flying accidents, two taken prisoner of war. Royal Bavarian Jagdstaffel 35 was formed at the FEA 6 training center on 14 December 1916, it went operational by 1 March 1917. It scored its first victory on the same day it lost its first Staffelführer, 14 April 1917. After the death in action of its second CO, subsequent commanders were brought in from outside, Hanstein from Jasta 16 and both Fuchs and Stark from Jasta 77; the squadron disbanded ten days after war's end, on 21 November 1918, at FEA 1 at Schleissheim. Herbert Theurich: 4 March 1917 – 14 April 1917 Otto Dessloch: 15 April 1917 – 29 June 1917 Otto Deindl: 29 June 1917 – 21 July 1917 Otto Dessloch: 22 July 1917 – 24 September 1917 Ludwig Hanstein: 24 September 1917- 20 January 1918 Bruno Justinius: 20 January 1918 – 30 January 1918 Franz Diemer: 30 January 1918 – 4 March 1918 Ludwig Hanstein: 4 March 1918 – 21 March 1918 Franz Diemer: 21 March 1918 – 21 April 1918 Otto Fuchs: 21 April 1918 – 7 July 1918 Rudolf Stark: 7 July 1918 – 28 July 1918 Gratz: 28 July 1918 – 8 August 1918 Rudolf Stark: 8 August 1918 – 11 November 1918 Grossenhain, Germany: 7 January 1917 – 1 March 1917 Colmar Nord: 4 March 1917 – 12 April 1917 Ensisheim, Germany: 12 April 1917 – 7 May 1917 Habsheim, Germany: 7 May 1917 – 21 July 1917 Ichteghem-Vyver: 21 July 1917 – 18 September 1917 Aertrycke: 18 September 1917 – 30 November 1917 Prémont, France: 30 November 1917 – 7 February 1918 Émerchicourt, France: 7 February 1918 – 28 March 1918 Favreuil, Bapaume: 28 March 1918 – 18 April 1918 CambraiÉpinoy Air Base: 18 April 1918 – 28 August 1918 Lieu-Saint-Amand: 28 August 1918 – 29 September 1918 Bühl, Germany: 29 September 1918 – 12 October 1918 Givry, Mons: 12 October 1918 – 29 October 1918 Gosselies, Belgium: 29 October 1918 – 11 November 1918 The squadron had three notable aces serve with it.

Rudolf Stark was a winner of the Iron Cross. Fritz Anders won the Iron Cross; the new squadron began with new Albatros D. IIIs Later, it must have had at least one Albatros D. V, as Staffelführer Hanstein was flying one when he was killed. In 1918, the unit upgraded to Fokker D. VIIs, some Pfalz D. XIIs, some Roland D. Vas. Jasta 35 entered its military service on the Armee-Abteilung B Sector in March 1917, operated there until July, it transitioned to support of 4th Armee. It stayed with 4th Armee until December. In March 1918, Jasta 35 transferred into Jagdgruppe 8 under Eduard Ritter von Schleich, joining Jasta 23, Jasta 32, Jasta 59, it remained in that support role until September 1918. When Jasta 59 moved out of JG 8 and Jasta 34 moved in, the new Royal Bavarian Jagdgeschwader IV was established. BibliographyFranks, Norman. Above The Lines: The Aces and Fighter Units of the German Air Service, Naval Air Service, Flanders Marine Corps, 1914-1918. London, UK: Grub Street. ISBN 978-0-948817-73-1

Osbat al-Ansar

Osbat al-Ansar or Asbat an-Ansar is a Sunni fundamentalist group established in the early 1990s, with a primary base of operations in the Palestinian camp of Ain al-Hilwah refugee camp near Sidon, which claims professing the Salafi form of Islam and the overthrow of the Lebanese-dominated secular government. It has been designated as a terrorist group by the United Nations, Russia, the UAE, the United Kingdom and the United States, it is on the United States' list of terrorist organizations for alleged connections with Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda, the American administration decided to freeze all assets of Osbat al-Ansar following the attacks on September 11th, 2001. The group has received funding from Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Osbat al-Ansar is connected with fundamentalist groups Osbat al-Nour, Jund Ash Sham, the Dinniyeh Group and Takfir wal Hijra. Ahmed Abd al-Karim al-Saadi is the ostensible leader of the group. Osbat al-Ansar is estimated to have less than 2000 members Lebanese, with a primary base of operations in the Ain al-Hilwah refugee camp near Sidon in southern Lebanon.

According to the Australian Government and the Canadian Government the goal of Osbat al-Ansar is "the establishment of a radical Islamic state in Lebanon." As well as "Overthrowing the Lebanese government and preventing what they perceive as anti-Sunni Islamic influences in Lebanon". The group professes the Salafi form of Islam. According to Seymour Hersh, Osbat el-Ansar has received arms and supplies from Lebanese internal-security forces and militias associated with the Siniora government. Asbat al-Ansar first emerged in the early 1990s. In the mid-1990s, the group assassinated Lebanese religious leaders and bombed nightclubs and liquor stores; the group has plotted against foreign diplomatic targets. In October 2004, Mahir al-Sa’di, a member of Asbat al-Ansar, was sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment for his 2000 plot to assassinate then-U. S. Ambassador to Lebanon David Satterfield. Asbat al-Ansar has no formal ties to the AQ network, but the group shares AQ’s ideology and has publicly proclaimed its support for al-Qa’ida in Iraq.

Members of the group have traveled to Iraq since 2005 to fight Coalition Forces. Asbat al-Ansar has been reluctant to involve itself in operations in Lebanon due in part to concerns over losing its safe haven in the Ain al-Hilwah refugee camp. AAA did not stage any known attacks in 2012. In 2002, a representative of Osbat al-Ansar handed over Badieh Hamadeh, a Shiite living in Ain al-Hilweh suspected of killing three Lebanese soldiers, to Lebanese authorities. A spokesman for Osbat al-Ansar stated that the decision to make the hand over was to "spare the camp any bloodshed". In 2001, Daniel Ahmad Samarji, Bilal Ali Othman, were arrested in the northern city of Tripoli for planning terrorist acts, illegal dealing in weapons of war and discharging firearms. Appendix C – Statement of Reasons – Asbat al-Ansar Parliament of Australia

Old Heidelberg (1915 film)

Old Heidelberg is a 1915 American silent romance film directed by John Emerson and starring Wallace Reid, Dorothy Gish and Karl Formes. It is an adaptation of the 1901 play Old Heidelberg by Wilhelm Meyer-Förster, the first of five film versions which have been made; the film still survives, unlike many productions of the era. Wallace Reid as Prince Karl Heinrich Dorothy Gish as Katie Ruder Karl Formes as Dr. Juttner Erich von Stroheim as Lutz Raymond Wells as Karl Bilz John McDermott as Von Wendell James Gibson as Kellerman Franklin Arbuckle as Fritz Ruder - Katie's Father Madge Hunt as Frau Hans Ruder - Katie's Aunt Erich von Ritzau as Prince Rudolf Kate Toncray as Frau Fritz Ruder - Katie's Mother Harold Goodwin as Prince Karl - Age 12 Francis Carpenter as Prince Karl - Age 5 Lennig, Arthur. Stroheim. University Press of Kentucky, 2004. Old Heidelberg on IMDb