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LaDainian Tomlinson

LaDainian Tramayne Tomlinson is an American former professional football player, a running back in the National Football League for eleven seasons. He is considered one of the greatest running backs of all time, he played the majority of his career with the San Diego Chargers, who selected him with the fifth overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft. Tomlinson was invited to five Pro Bowls, was an All-Pro six times, won consecutive rushing titles in 2006 and 2007, while being named 2006 NFL MVP. At the time of his retirement, he ranked fifth in career rushing yards, seventh in all-purpose yards, second in career rushing touchdowns, third in total touchdowns, he is an analyst on NFL Network. After being elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2014, Tomlinson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August 2017, his first year of eligibility. Tomlinson played college football for Texas Christian University, earned consensus All-America honors, won the Doak Walker Award as the best college running back.

He spent nine seasons with the Chargers. During the 2006 NFL season, he set several NFL touchdown scoring records and received numerous honors and awards including the NFL's Most Valuable Player Award and the Associated Press's Offensive Player of the Year Award. In 2010, he signed as a free agent with the New York Jets, playing for two seasons before retiring after 2011. Tomlinson is referred to by his initials, L. T. An effective passer on halfback option plays, Tomlinson threw seven touchdown passes and ranks second behind Walter Payton for non-quarterbacks since the AFL–NFL merger in 1970, he was named to the NFL's 2000s All-Decade Team as one of the top running backs of the 2000s. Tomlinson was born to Oliver Tomlinson in Rosebud, Texas, his father left the family. Tomlinson did not see his father often afterwards, his mother worked as a preacher. At age nine, Tomlinson joined the Pop Warner Little Scholars football program and scored a touchdown the first time he touched the ball. Tomlinson attended University High School in Waco, where he played basketball, baseball and ran track.

Tomlinson began his football career as a linebacker, but blossomed on the offensive side of the ball. Tomlinson amassed 2,554 yards and 39 touchdowns his senior year, earning honors as the District 25-4A Most Valuable Player, Super Centex Offensive Player of the Year, he was named in the state all-star football team in 1997, which included future San Diego teammates Drew Brees and Quentin Jammer. In track & field, Tomlinson competed as a sprinter and was a member of the Waco University 4 × 100 m relay squad. Tomlinson was an avid Dallas Cowboys and Miami Hurricanes fan during his youth, he idolized Walter Payton and admired Emmitt Smith, Jim Brown, Barry Sanders. Tomlinson accepted an athletic scholarship at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas a member of the Western Athletic Conference, he played for the TCU Horned Frogs from 1997 to 2000. Prior to Tomlinson's arrival, TCU had appeared in only one bowl game in the previous 12 seasons, had been "downgraded" to a minor conference after the breakup of the Southwest Conference.

During Tomlinson's freshman and sophomore years, he split time with Basil Mitchell. In the 1998 season he helped the Horned Frogs to their first bowl win in 41 years against the USC Trojans in the Sun Bowl. During his junior season in 1999, he set an NCAA FBS record for most rushing yards in a single game with 406 against UTEP. Tomlinson finished his season with an NCAA-leading 1,850 yards rushing to go along with 18 touchdowns. In his senior season in 2000, Tomlinson led the NCAA for the second time with 2,158 yards and 22 touchdowns, was recognized as a unanimous first-team All-American, he won the Doak Walker Award as the nation's best running back, was a finalist for the 2000 Heisman Trophy, but came in fourth in the voting. He completed his college career with 5,263 ranking sixth in NCAA Division I history; the school retired his jersey during halftime of a November 2005 game against UNLV. In December of that year, Tomlinson fulfilled a promise to his mother by earning his degree in communications from TCU.

He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on December 9, 2014. Consensus first-team All-American Mobile Alabama Bowl MVP Doak Walker Award Jim Brown Trophy Senior Bowl Most Valuable Player 2x All-WAC First Team 2x WAC Offensive Player Of the Year The San Diego Chargers selected Tomlinson in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft, as the fifth overall pick; the Chargers possessed the draft's first selection, but traded the pick to the Atlanta Falcons, who drafted Michael Vick. In this way, many consider that Vick and Tomlinson were "traded" for each other, although the transaction was the result of traded draft picks. In exchange for San Diego's first draft pick, with which Atlanta selected Vick, the Chargers received Atlanta's #5 pick, Atlanta's third-round pick, which San Diego used to select Tay Cody, Atlanta's second-round pick in 2002, which San Diego would use to select Reche Caldwell. San Diego received Atlanta's wide receiver Tim Dwight; the Chargers' general manager, John Butler, made the deal contingent on

Pilot (House)

"Pilot" known as "Everybody Lies", is the first episode of the U. S. television series House. The episode premiered on the Fox network on November 16, 2004, it introduces the character of Dr. Gregory House —a maverick antisocial doctor—and his team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey; the episode features House's attempts to diagnose a kindergarten teacher after she collapses in class. House was created by David Shore, who got the idea for the misanthropic title character from a doctor's visit. Producer Bryan Singer wanted an American to play House, but British actor Hugh Laurie's audition convinced him that a foreign actor could play the role. Shore wrote House as a character with parallels to Sherlock Holmes—both are drug users and close to being friendless; the show's producers wanted House handicapped in some way and gave the character a damaged leg arising from an improper diagnosis. The episode received positive reviews. Other complaints with the episode included stereotyped supporting characters and an implausible premise.

The initial broadcast of "Pilot" was watched by seven million viewers, making it the 62nd-most-watched show of the week. Shortly after the start of class, kindergarten teacher Rebecca Adler becomes dysphasic and experiences seizures. Dr. James Wilson attempts to convince Gregory House to treat Adler, but House dismisses him, believing that the case would be boring. Hospital administrator Dr. Lisa Cuddy approaches House in the elevator and attempts to persuade him to fulfill his duties at the hospital's walk-in clinic. House refuses, claiming that Cuddy cannot fire him due to tenure, hurriedly leaves; when House's team attempts to perform an MRI on Adler, they discover that House's authorization for diagnostics has been revoked. Adler's throat closes up during the MRI due to an allergic reaction to gadolinium, prompting two members of House's team, Dr. Robert Chase and Dr. Allison Cameron, to perform a tracheotomy. Working in the hospital's clinic, House's first patient is a man, orange because of an over-consumption of carrots and mega-dose vitamins.

House treats a ten-year-old boy whose mother allows him to use his asthmatic inhaler only intermittently instead of daily as prescribed. House criticizes the mother for making such a drastic medical decision without first learning more about asthma. During his monologue, House stumbles on an idea and leaves to treat Adler. House treats Adler with steroids, which improves her condition for a time, until she starts seizing and has heart failure. On House's insistence, neurologist Dr. Eric Foreman and Cameron break into Adler's house to find anything that might account for Adler's symptoms, they find an opened package of ham in Adler's kitchen and House concludes that she is suffering from neurocysticercosis from eating undercooked pork at some point in her past. Adler refuses to accept more random treatments unless there is conclusive evidence that the diagnosis is correct. House is ready to dismiss the case when Chase provides an idea for noninvasive evidence of Adler's tapeworm infection. After seeing the evidence, Adler agrees to take her medication to kill the tapeworms.

Series creator David Shore traced the concept for House to his background as a patient at a teaching hospital. Shore recalled that "I knew, as soon as I left the room, they would be mocking me relentlessly and I thought that it would be interesting to see a character who did that before they left the room." In 2004, Shore and executive producers Katie Jacobs and Paul Attanasio pitched House to Fox as a medical detective show—a hospital whodunit where the doctors would be the sleuths looking for the source of symptoms. The ideas behind House's character were added. Shore wrote the pilot with a vivid memory of a doctor's visit: he once had to wait two weeks to get a doctor's appointment for a sore hip, by which point his pain had disappeared. Shore stated that the doctors were "incredibly polite". Shore stated that, as he wrote the pilot, he fell in love with a character who, as a doctor, would ask "Why am I wasting your time?". A central part of the show's premise was; the initial idea was for House to use a wheelchair.

The wheelchair idea turned into a scar on House's face, which turned into a bad leg necessitating use of a cane. The original script called for House to be 34 years old; the episode was written by the series creator David Shore, was shot in Canada. Shore said that the writings of Berton Roueché, a The New Yorker staff writer who chronicled intriguing medical cases, inspired the plots for "Pilot" and other early episodes. Producer Bryan Singer demanded that an American actor play the role of House. At the time of casting, Hugh Laurie was filming the movie Flight of the Phoenix, he put together

Fran├žois Cabarrus

François Cabarrus or Francisco Cabarrús Lalanne, conde de Cabarrús was a French adventurer and Spanish financier. He was born in Bayonne, where his father, Dominique Cabarrus Fourcade was a merchant and shipbuilder, linked to a saga of Basque sea-captains and adventurers, who settled in Capbreton, coming from the Navarre region of Spain. Francois was sent to study in Toulouse but was recalled to Bayonne by his family due to certain amorous adventures and was sent by his father to Spain to practice with one of his business correspondents, named Galabert, he not only learned the business, but fell in love and married Maria Antonia Galabert Casanova, his employer's daughter. They settled in the town of Carabanchel Alto near Madrid, where Maria Antonia's grandfather had a soap factory, their mansion in Carabanchel was named Maison St. Pierre and many years this mansion and the lands surrounding it were incorporated into the Manor lands of the Count of Montijo. However, he soon began to take an active interest in public matters of the court in nearby Madrid.

The Age of Enlightenment had reached Madrid, King Charles III, was favourable to reforms advocated by a circle of politicians, including Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos, Count Campomanes, Count Floridablanca, Pedro Pablo Abarca de Bolea. Among these Cabarrus became conspicuous in finance, he originated a bank, the Banco de San Carlos -, the precursor of today's Bank of Spain, a company to trade with the South American colonies and with Asia through the Philippine Islands - the Real Compañia de Filipinas, an agricultural and hydraulic project known as the Canal de Cabarrus, the origin of today's Canal de Isabel II, supplying the water to the city of Madrid, in the northeast of the Madrid Community - in the course of the Jarama and within the municipal boundaries of the towns of Torrelaguna, Torremocha del Jarama and Caraquiz. He was involved in at least two other projects involved in the opening of navegable waterways which were never completed. One was the Canal del Guadarrama, supposed to open a navegable waterway from Madrid to the Ocean linking several river basins from the Guadarrama River up to the Guadalquivir River and from there to the sea.

The other project involved the widening of the LLobregat River in the province of Barcelona in Catalonia in order to open up the Llobregat River valley to shipping and thus give impulse to the future industrial region of Catalonia with all the textile and mining projects of the region. He counted on the Lemaur brothers for the technical part of the projects, he probably took note of the Canal du Midi and the Canal del Languedoc, built about a century earlier in France which had given the French such good results by making available a navegable waterway from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean without having to navigate around Spain and avoiding the Strait of Gibraltar. The impulsor of the Canal del Lanquedoc was Pierre Paul Riquet, Count of Caraman and great-grandfather of Joseph Riquet Count of Caraman and Prince of Chimay, the last husband of Teresa Cabarrus Galabert; the family relationship between several members of the Cabarrus family and the Lesseps family, one of whose most notable members was Ferdinand de Lesseps, builder of the Suez Canal also influenced in this canal building impulse.

As one of the most influential members of the council of finance, he had planned many reforms in that department. When Charles III died, the reactionary administration of Charles IV put a stop to Enlightenment reforms, the men who had taken an active part in reform were suspected and prosecuted. Cabarrus himself was accused of embezzlement and thrown into prison in the Castle of Batres, a town near Madrid. After two years he was released, created a count and employed in stately missions - he would have been sent to Paris as Spanish ambassador, had not the French Directory objected to him as being of French birth. Cabarrus took no part in the maneuvers through which Charles IV was obliged to abdicate and make way for Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, but his French birth and intimate knowledge of Spanish affairs recommended him to the emperor as the fittest person for the difficult post of minister of finance, which he held at his death, he died in Seville while on a trip accompanying Joseph Bonaparte and is buried in the Cathedral of Seville.

Due to the support he had given Joseph Bonaparte during his short reign in Spain, he was considered an afrancesado and, although he had died, when Ferdinand VII recovered the throne, his family was persecuted and his fortune and holdings were confiscated. There is a rumor that states that his remains were removed from his tomb in the Cathedral of Seville and thrown into the Guadalquivir. With all of the political turmoil of the following period, the heritage he left his heirs was restored and confiscated several times depending on who would be governing in Madrid, his son and second Conde de Cabarrus, Domingo Cabarrús Galabert, held several positions in government and was governor of the provinces of Palencia and Valladolid among other official posts. His beautiful daughter, Teresa Cabarrus Galabert, Thérèse Tallien Madamme Tallien, played a part in the stages of the French Revolution, being named as Notre Dame de Buon Secours and Notre Dame de Thermidor by her contemporaries. One of his grandsons Domingo Cabarrus Quilty married Enriqueta Kirkpatrick y Grivegnée, sister of Manuela Kir