In the geologic timescale, the Kungurian is an age or stage of the Permian. It is upper of four subdivisions of the Cisuralian epoch or series; the Kungurian lasted between 272.95 million years ago. It was followed by the Roadian, it corresponds to the Leonardian stage, covering the span from 280 to 270.6 ± 0.7 Ma in the North American system. The Kungurian is named after the Russian city of Kungur in the vicinity of Perm; the stage was introduced into scientific literature by Russian geologist Alexandr Antonovich Stukenberg in 1890. The base of the Kungurian stage is defined as the place in the stratigraphic record where fossils of conodont species Neostreptognathodus pnevi and Neostreptognathodus exculptus first appear; as of 2009, there was no agreement yet on a global reference profile for the base of the Kungurian. The top of the Kungurian is defined as the place in the stratigraphic record where fossils of conodont species Jinogondolella nanginkensis first appear; the Kungurian contains three conodont biozones: zone of Neostreptognathodus sulcoplicatus zone of Neostreptognathodus prayi zone of Neostreptognathodus pnevi GeoWhen Database - Kungurian Upper Paleozoic stratigraphic chart at the website of the subcommission for stratigraphic information of the ICS
Jeremy Langford is an American football running back, a free agent. He played college football at Michigan State, was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Langford attended John Glenn High School in Westland, where he played football and ran track; as a senior, he rushed for 1932 yards on 205 carries with 24 touchdowns. He was on the school's track & field team, where he competed as a sprinter. At the 2010 Huron Relays, he placed 7th in the 60 meters at 7.11 seconds. He was timed at 10.6 seconds in the 100 meters as a high school junior. Regarded as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was ranked the No. 37 running back nationally. He chose Michigan State over scholarship offers from Bowling Green. Langford was red-shirted as a freshman in 2010; as a red-shirt freshman in 2011, he was a backup running back and played special teams, recording a sack and a touchdown on a fumble return. In 2012, he was a backup to Le'Veon Bell, rushing nine times for 23 yards; as a junior in 2013, he started all 14 games, rushing for 1,422 yards on 292 carries with 18 touchdowns.
As a senior, he rushed for a career-high 1,522 yards on 276 carries and recorded 22 touchdowns, tying the school record set by Javon Ringer in 2008. In the 2015 Cotton Bowl versus Baylor, he rushed for 162 yards on 27 carries and three touchdowns, helping lead the Spartans to a 42–41 victory. Career statistics Langford was drafted in the fourth round by the Chicago Bears in the 2015 NFL Draft, he was the ninth running back selected out of the 23 drafted. On May 8, 2015, the Chicago Bears signed Langford to a four-year, $2.82 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $292,562. He entered training camp competing with Jacquizz Rodgers, Senorise Perry, Ka'Deem Carey for the backup running back position. Langford was named the Bears' third running back on their depth chart behind veterans Matt Forte and Jacquizz Rodgers to begin the regular season. During the Chicago Bears season opener against the Green Bay Packers, he received his first career carry for one-yard; the next game, he had six carries for 21 yards while scoring his first career rushing touchdown on a one-yard run against the Arizona Cardinals.
Throughout the first seven games of the season, Langford had a light workload, backing up long-time Bears running back Matt Forte. In Week 8, against the Minnesota Vikings, he had a season high 12 carries for 46 rushing yards after Forte left the game with a knee injury. Langford received his first career start on November 9, 2015, filling in for injured veteran Matt Forte against the San Diego Chargers, gaining 73 rushing yards on 20 carries and a rushing touchdown, as well as 70 receiving yards on three catches which included a 23-yard gain, a 31-yard catch, helping the Bears come back in the fourth quarter and win the Week 9 match-up, 23–20. Langford recorded a career-high 83 yards rushing on 18 carries against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 27, 2015. Langford opened up the 2016 season as the Bears starting running back, he started the first three games before suffering an ankle sprain in Week 3, causing him to miss several weeks. During that time, rookie Jordan Howard had emerged as the starting running back in his absence.
Langford returned to action in Week 8, however Howard kept the starting job the rest of the season, demoting Langford to the second-string. He finished the season with 200 rushing yards and four touchdowns, along with 19 receptions for 142 yards. On September 3, 2017, Langford was released by the Bears after falling down the depth chart behind Jordan Howard, rookie Tarik Cohen, Benny Cunningham. On September 5, 2017, Langford was signed to the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad. On September 14, 2017, Langford was promoted to the active roster after an injury to Danny Woodhead; however two days Langford was waived by the Ravens and re-signed back to the practice squad. He was released by the team on September 27, 2017. On December 8, 2017, the New York Jets signed Langford to a one-year, $630,000 contract to join their practice squad, he signed a reserve/future contract with the Jets on January 10, 2018. He was waived on April 13, 2018. On August 6, 2018, Langford signed with the Miami Dolphins, he was signed to the practice squad the next day.
He was released on September 5, 2018. On November 28, 2018, Langford was signed to the Atlanta Falcons practice squad, he was promoted to the active roster on December 18, 2018. He appeared in one game, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17, had nine carries for 25 rushing yards. On May 11, 2019, the Falcons waived/injured Langford, was subsequently placed on injured reserve on May 14 after clearing waivers, he was released on June 26, 2019. Langford was raised by his mother, Shamine Langford, his father, Jeffrey Langford, he is the cousin of Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber. Baltimore Ravens bio Michigan State Spartans bio
Al-Mahdi Al-Barghathi is a Libyan National Army officer who served as the Minister of Defense in the Libyan Government of National Accord, from January 2016 until July 2018. He is an army commander from eastern Libya who had served under General Khalifa Haftar during the Second Libyan Civil War before joining the internationally-recognised unity government. Al-Barghathi was born in Benghazi and fought in the Libyan Civil War against the forces of Muammar Qaddafi, being among the first officers to join the rebels. In 2014 he joined General Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity against the Islamists in the General National Congress and commanded the 204 Tank Brigade, he became a popular officer in the Libyan armed forces for fighting on the front line with the troops. Al-Barghathi's appointment as the minister of defense of the Government of National Accord in January 2016, formed with international support to reunify Libya, caused disagreements with Field Marshal Haftar; the general believes he opposes his appointment.
Al-Barghathi is an ally of Ibrahim Jadhran, leader of the Petroleum Facilities Guards and rival of Haftar. Al-Barghathi stated he remains loyal to the army as an institution and is determined to run it effectively; the Libyan Air Force chief of staff under Haftar, Saqr Geroushi, said that al-Barghathi should be arrested for becoming the defense minister in the GNA without the commander-in-chief's permission. It was reported that he led Libyan unity government forces during the offensive to retake the city of Sirte from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. In March 2017, after Haftar's LNA seized control of the oil facilities in eastern Libya, Al-Barghathi was accused of supporting the Benghazi Defense Brigades that fought against the LNA. However, he denied this allegations. In May 2017, GNA Prime Minister Fayez Seraj announced that Al-Barghathi was suspended as defense minister after being suspected of involving in the Brak Al-Shati massacre. By December 2017 it appeared that he is no longer suspended and resumed his role as defense minister.