Jon Hamm

Jonathan Daniel Hamm is an American actor and producer best known for playing advertising executive Don Draper in the AMC television drama series Mad Men. For much of the mid-1990s, he lived in Los Angeles, making appearances in television series Providence, The Division, What About Brian, Related. In 2000, he made his feature film debut in the space adventure film Space Cowboys; the next year, he had a minor role in the independent comedy Kissing Jessica Stein. He gained wide recognition when Mad Men began in July 2007, his performance earned him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama in 2008 and again in 2016, the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2015. He directed two episodes of the show. In 2008, Hamm appeared in a remake of the science fiction film The Day, his first leading film role was in the 2010 independent thriller Stolen. He had leading roles in Million Dollar Arm, Keeping Up with the Joneses, Beirut, supporting roles in The Town, Sucker Punch, Baby Driver and Bad Times at the El Royale.

Hamm has received 16 Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his performances in or production of Mad Men, 30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. His other television credits include featuring in the Sky Arts series A Young Doctor's Notebook and guest roles in Black Mirror and Recreation and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, he has provided his voice for the animated films Shrek Forever After and Minions, along with the second season of the FX series Legion. His most recent works include portraying the angel Gabriel in the Amazon Prime Video miniseries television adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s book, Good Omens. Hamm was born in St. Louis, the son of Deborah Hamm and Daniel Hamm, his father managed a family trucking company, his mother was a secretary. He is of German and Irish descent. Hamm's parents divorced when he was two years old, he lived in the St. Louis suburb of Creve Coeur with his mother until her death from colon cancer, when he was 10 years old. Hamm lived with his father and grandmother in Normandy, Missouri.

His first acting role was as Winnie-the-Pooh in first grade. At 16, he was cast as Judas in the play Godspell, enjoyed the experience, though he did not take acting seriously, he attended John Burroughs School, a private school in Ladue, where he was a member of the football and swim teams. During this time, he dated Sarah Clarke; when Hamm was 20, his father died. After graduation in 1989 Hamm enrolled in the University of Texas, where he was a member of the Upsilon chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity. There, Hamm was arrested for participating in a violent hazing incident in November 1990. Mark Sanders was beaten with a paddle and a broom by other fraternity members, while Hamm led Sanders around the fraternity house with a hammer claw around Sanders' testicles; the incident resulted in the fraternity being shut down on campus. Hamm completed probation under the terms of a deferred adjudication. Hamm enrolled at the University of Missouri. At Missouri he answered an advertisement from a theater company seeking players for a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream and was cast in the production.

Other roles followed, such as Leon Czolgosz in Assassins. After graduating in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Hamm returned to his high school to teach eighth-grade acting. One of his students was Ellie Kemper, who became an actress and stars with him in the Netflix original television series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Not wishing to stay in a "normal career", Hamm relocated to Los Angeles permanently during 1995 with an automobile and $150, he moved into a house with four other aspiring actors and began working as a waiter while attending auditions. He acted in theatre, including as Flavius in a production of Shakespeare's Timon of Athens with the Sacred Fools Theater Company. Looking older than his age, he found it difficult to find work as an actor, despite representation by the William Morris Agency. During 1998, having failed to obtain any acting jobs after three years, he was terminated as a client by William Morris. Hamm continued working as a waiter and as a set designer for a softcore pornography movie.

After failing to get promising roles, Hamm set his 30th birthday as a deadline to succeed in Hollywood, stating: You either suck that up and find another agent, or you go home and say you gave it a shot, but that's the end of that. The last thing I wanted to be out here was one of those actors who's 45 years old, with a tenuous grasp of their own reality, not working much. So I gave myself five years. I said, if I can't get it going by the time I'm 30, I'm in the wrong place, and as soon as I said that, it's. During 2000, Hamm obtained the role of romantic firefighter Burt Ridley on NBC's drama series Providence, his one-episode contract grew to 19, enabled him to quit waiting tables. Hamm made his feature movie debut with one line in Clint Eastwood's space adventure Space Cowboys. During filming that movie, he turned 30, his career was bolstered by his playing the recurring role of police inspector Nate Basso on Lifetime's television series The Division, from 2002 to 2004. Other minor roles followed


The Merkava is a main battle tank used by the Israel Defense Forces. The tank began development in 1970, entered official service in 1979. Four main variants of the tank have been deployed, it was first used extensively in the 1982 Lebanon War. The name "Merkava" was derived from the IDF's initial development program name. Design criteria include rapid repair of battle damage, cost-effectiveness and off-road performance. Following the model of contemporary self-propelled howitzers, the turret assembly is located closer to the rear than in most main battle tanks. With the engine in front, this layout is intended to grant additional protection against a frontal attack, so as to absorb some of the force of incoming shells for the personnel in the main hull, such as the driver, it creates more space in the rear of the tank that allows increased storage capacity and a rear entrance to the main crew compartment allowing easy access under enemy fire. This allows the tank to be used as a platform for medical disembarkation, a forward command and control station, an infantry fighting vehicle.

The rear entrance's clamshell-style doors provide overhead protection when off- and on-loading cargo and personnel. During the late 1960s, the Israeli Army began collaborating on design notes for the Chieftain, introduced to British Army service, with a view to Israel purchasing and domestically producing the vehicle. Two prototypes were delivered as part of a four-year trial. However, it was decided not to sell the marque to the Israelis, which prompted them to follow their own development programme. Israel Tal, serving as a brigade commander after the Suez Crisis, restarted plans to produce an Israeli-made tank, drawing on lessons from the 1973 Yom Kippur War, in which Israeli forces were outnumbered by those of the Middle East's Arab nations. By 1974, initial designs were completed and prototypes were built. After a brief set of trials, work began to retool the Tel HaShomer ordnance depot for full-time development and construction. After the new facilities were completed, the Merkava was announced to the public in the International Defense Review periodical.

The first official images of the tank were released to the American periodical Armed Forces Journal on May 4, 1977. The IDF adopted the tank in December 1979; the lead organization for system integration of the Merkava's main components is Israel Military Industries. The Israeli Ordnance Corps are responsible for final Merkava assembly. More than 90% of the Merkava 4 tank's components are produced locally in Israel by Israeli defense industries. Contributors to the vehicle include: IMI manufactures the 105 mm and 120 mm main guns and their ammunition. Urdan Industries assembles and constructs the hull, drive- and powertrains, turret assemblies. Bental Industries, a TAT Technologies subsidiary, produced the brushless motors used in the Mark IV's turret and gun control system; the Merkava Mark I and II were armed with a 105 mm M64 gun, A license built variant of the M68. The Mark III, Mark III Dor Dalet BAZ kassag, the Mark IV are armed with an IMI 120 mm smoothbore gun which can fire all versions of Western 120 mm smooth bore tank ammunition.

Each model of the Merkava has two roof mounted 7.62 mm machine guns for use by the commander and loader and another mounted co-axially with the main gun. A 60 mm mortar is fitted for firing smoke rounds or suppressing dug-in infantry anti-tank teams. All Merkava tanks are fitted with a remote-controlled M2 Browning.50 heavy machine gun, aligned with the main gun and controlled from within the turret. The.50 machine gun has proven to be effective in asymmetric warfare. The tank's 1,500 horsepower turbocharged diesel engine was designed by MTU and is manufactured under license by L-3 Communication Combat Propulsion Systems; the Mark IV's top road speed is 64 km/h. The Mark I, operational since 1978, is the original design created as a result of Israel Tal's decision, was fabricated and designed for mass production; the Mark I weighed 63 tonnes and had a 900 horsepower diesel engine, with a power-to-weight ratio of 14 hp/ton. It was armed with the 105 millimeter M64 L71A main gun, two 7.62 mm machine guns for anti-infantry defense, a 60 mm mortar mounted externally, with the mortar operator not protected by the tank's hull.

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Small disked frog

The small disked frog or swamp frog is a species of frog in the family Dicroglossidae. It is endemic to the Philippines, its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, intermittent rivers, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, coastal freshwater lagoons, arable land, plantations, rural gardens, urban areas, aquaculture ponds, irrigated land, seasonally flooded agricultural land. It is not considered threatened by the IUCN. Diesmos, A.. L.. "Limnonectes leytensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e. T41231A10420517. Doi:10.2305/IUCN. UK.2004. RLTS. T41231A10420517.en. Retrieved 20 December 2017