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James Korris

James H. Korris, a pioneer of the current trend in game-based simulation for military training, served as Creative Director of the Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California in Los Angeles from its founding in August 1999 until October 2006. Dubbed "The Military Entertainment Complex", the modern collaboration of Hollywood and the Department of Defense at the Institute was first discussed in a National Research Council study published in 1997. At the Institute, Korris worked with talents as diverse as John Milius, Randal Kleiser and David Ayer The initial $44.5 million contract grew as basic research in immersive virtual reality and prototype application development was expanded. At USC, Korris led projects including Full Spectrum Warrior, the first military application developed for Microsoft's Xbox, along with desktop training simulations Full Spectrum Command, Full Spectrum Leader, the Joint Fires and Effects Trainer System and the Department of Defense 2006 Modeling & Simulation Award-winner Every Soldier a Sensor Simulation.

Korris led USC Institute work in Concept Development and Visualization, a process that brought Hollywood story-telling and production techniques to military informational films. Work included the award-winning video Nowhere To Hide, the US Army/Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency vision of America's future, transformed land force, his team supported the US Army's Future Combat Systems critical Block B review which resulted in approval of the $14.7 billion System Development & Design phase of the program. Korris' work at USC was recognized in the 2006 Smithsonian Institution-Cooper Hewitt Design Life Now 2006 National Design Triennial, he was a featured speaker at Richard Saul Wurman's 2006 Entertainment Gathering, eg2006. Korris was designated a Massive Change Visionary in Bruce Mau's Massive Change exhibit in October 2004, which premiered at the Vancouver Art Gallery and travelled most to the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2007, Korris was appointed to the Naval Research Advisory Committee, the senior scientific advisory group to the Secretary of the Navy, the Chief of Naval Operations, Commandant of the Marine Corps, the Chief of Naval Research.

In 2008, he was named to lead a US Marine Corps study on virtual simulation training for ground forces. In October 2006 Korris launched Creative Technologies Incorporated as a direct outgrowth of his work at USC. CTI efforts include a large-format, mobile simulation project for the Future Combat Systems program and concept development and content production for The Boeing Company's Space Segment Design Review for Transformational SATCOM; the FCS Experiment 1.1 Soldier Exercise marked CTI's entrance to the realm of large-scale live demonstration. In 2008, CTI teamed with Boeing to develop virtual training solutions for military and law enforcement. Korris came to USC following work in Hollywood studio production and writing, he began with several creative executive positions at Universal Television, moving on to serve as a staff producer for Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine Films. Friends Rick Berman, Maurice Hurley named character Captain Korris after him in the episode Heart of Glory, he Executive Produced Showtime/Paramount's "The Killing Yard" which won the 2003 American Bar Association Silver Gavel.

He is a member of the writers' branch of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Writers Guild of America, the Writers Guild of Canada and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. Korris earned his undergraduate degree in Economics at Yale University and was awarded an MBA with distinction at the Harvard Business School. Making Information Entertaining & Entertainment Informative,The Entertainment Gathering 1/2/3/ Feb 2006 Program Book Organizational Simulation “Application of Immersive Technology For Next Generation Simulation” Every Soldier A Sensor Simulation: The Ninety Day Wonder – How the Army's Institute for Creative Technologies Developed an Award-Winning Training Application for the Global War on Terrorism in Record Time, 25th Army Science Conference, Learning To Win: How the Military Can Build Leaders Through Gaming, ELearning! Magazine October 2006 How ICT Built A Cognitive Training Tool for the Xbox 24th Army Science Conference 2004 JFETS: Using Immersive Technology to Train the "Universal Observer" – 24th Army Science Conference 2004 Technology as a Solution to Effective Homeland Security, Featured Speaker, British American Business Council Annual Transatlantic Business Conference Naval Research Advisory Committee Study on Distributed Operations eg2006 Featured Speaker Association of the United States Army, Winter Symposium, Featured Speaker Joint C4 and Space Operations for the Current and Future Force, Association of the United States Army, Greater Los Angeles Chapter, Keynote US Army Training and Doctrine Command Senior Leadership Conference, Panelist Training Fall Conference & Expo, Featured Speaker Training & Simulation, 24th Army Science Conference, Panelist Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference, Panelist 23rd Army Science Conference, Panelist Simulation and Modeling for Acquisition and Training Conference, Keynote International Test & Evaluation Association Annual Modeling & Simulation Workshop, Keynote The Cinema – Now and the Future, Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers Seminar, Keynote

Frank Coombs

Frank Leslie Coombs was a congressman from California. Frank Leslie Coombs was born in Napa, the son of Nathan Coombs and Maria Isabel Gordon, his maternal grandparents were Juana Maria Lucero. Coombs attended the public schools in California and Dorchester High School in Boston, Massachusetts, he graduated from the law department of Columbian University, Washington, D. C. in 1875. Coombs commenced practice in Napa, he was the District Attorney of Napa County from 1880 to 1885. Coombs was a member of the California State Assembly from 1887 to 1893 and from 1897 to 1899, each time representing Napa County, served as Speaker in 1891 and again in 1897. On the death of John F. Swift, he was appointed United States Minister to Japan and served from June 1892 to August 1893, he was the State Librarian of California from April 1, 1898 to April 1, 1899. Coombs was the United States Attorney for the Northern District of California from April 1, 1899 to March 1, 1901. Coombs was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh Congress from the 1st congressional district of California.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1902 in his redrawn district, renumbered as the 2nd congressional district, losing by 49.2% to 48.3% to Democrat Theodore A. Bell. Coombs resumed the practice of law in Napa, was again a member of the State Assembly from 1921 to 1931, representing Napa and Lake counties, he died in Napa at age 80, was buried in Tulocay Cemetery. List of Hispanic and Latino Americans in the United States Congress Elwood Bruner, for Coombs presiding at a heated Assembly meeting United States Congress. "Frank Coombs". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

WCWF

WCWF, virtual channel 14, is a CW-affiliated television station serving Green Bay, United States, licensed to Suring. The station is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, as part of a duopoly with Green Bay-licensed Fox affiliate WLUK-TV; the two stations share studios on Lombardi Avenue on the line between Green Bay and Ashwaubenon, next to the Resch Center. On cable, the station is available in standard definition on channel 10 on most cable systems in the market, channel 14 on AT&T U-verse, in high definition on Spectrum channel 1010 and AT&T U-verse channel 1014; the station launched on February 22, 1984 as religious independent station WSCO-TV, under the ownership of Northeastern Wisconsin Christian Television Incorporated. The station's former analog transmitter was located outside of the unincorporated Oconto County community of Krakow, 4 miles north of Pulaski on WIS 32. Financial problems would force the station off the air by 1987. On April 30, 1997, Paxson Communications purchased the station and converted it to a paid programming format under Paxson's inTV service.

On August 31, 1998, WSCO became a charter owned-and-operated station of Pax TV under the new call sign WPXG. On June 2, 1999, Paxson sold WPXG to ACME Communications. Before it joined the network, WB programming in Northeastern Wisconsin was seen either through cable providers that carried Chicago-based superstation WGN and/or Milwaukee's WVTV or during off hours on UPN affiliate WACY-TV. WIWB continued to air Pax programming in the mornings and weekends for a few years after ACME's purchase was finalized. Pax TV's successor, Ion Television, would not return to the market over-the-air until November 2015, when WBAY-TV launched it on their DT3 subchannel. On January 24, 2006, the Warner Bros. unit of Time Warner and CBS Corporation announced that the two companies would shut down The WB and UPN and combine the networks' respective programming to create a new "fifth" network called The CW. Due to ACME's ownership by former WB executive Jamie Kellner, WIWB's pursuit of the CW affiliation was assumed to be a formality.

Indeed, on March 9, 2006, ACME Communications affiliated most of their stations with The CW, including WIWB. The station joined the network upon its September 18, 2006 launch. Prior to that date, it temporarily carried not only WB programs, but shows from UPN after WACY-TV dropped UPN before that network's closure to join MyNetworkTV. At the time, ACME decided not to change the callsigns of any of their WB-to-CW affiliates to avert any further confusion from the launch of the two new networks. On June 4, 2010, LIN TV Corporation, owner of Green Bay's Fox affiliate WLUK-TV, as part of an agreement with ACME Communications in three markets where both companies owned stations, announced that it would begin to operate WIWB through separate shared services and joint sales agreements; as part of its agreements with ACME, LIN TV had the option to purchase WIWB, an option it exercised in September 2010, purchasing not only WIWB but another CW station in a similar arrangement, Ohio's WBDT. LIN TV included in its license transfer request to the Federal Communications Commission a "failing station waiver," an indication that the station was in an economically non-viable position and that FCC should relax ownership limits that apply to the Green Bay market so that Channel 14 could stay on the air.

In April 2011, the FCC approved the ownership transfer of WCWF from ACME to LIN TV applying the requested failing station waiver. Additionally, the FCC denied a petition from Time Warner Cable, the dominant cable provider in Northeast Wisconsin; the sale of WCWF to LIN was consummated on May 20, 2011. After taking control of WIWB, LIN TV would make changes at the station, starting with relocating its operations from the Parkview Plaza strip mall in suburban Ashwaubenon to WLUK's studios on Lombardi Avenue. During August and September 2010, the station would undergo changes in both on-air branding and call sign. In the fall of 2010, WCWF would upgrade syndicated programming to high-definition, while both WCWF and WLU

Domus Medica

Domus Medica, located on Kritianiagade close to Østerport station in Copenhagen, Denmark, is the headquarters of the Danish Medical Association. The Plessen Mansion was built for the retired diplomat Joseph von Plessen in 1901-06, it became the last aristocratic town mansion built in Copenhagen. The Plessen family had owned an 18th century, Batoque-style town mansion at Frederiksholms Kanal but it had been converted into two Late Classical apartment buildings at Frederiksholms Kanal 16-18 in 1852-52. With its 97 rooms, the house om Kritianiagade was too big for the Plessen family and the ground floor was therefore rented out to members of the foreign diplomatic corps; when Louise de Plessen and Erik Hasselbalch were married, they took over the first floor. Their daughter, Baroness Varvara Hasselbalch. A writer and photographer, grew up there in the 1920s and 1930s; the Plessen Mansion was acquired by the Danish Medical Association after the end of World War II. The association had been based in a building in Amaliegade in Frederiksstaden.

The building, a Rococo-style town house built by Nicolai Eigtved for tobacco manufacturer Ole Høgilds, was subject to Schalburgtage on the night between 7 and 8 June 1944 and never rebuilt. Domus Medica is designed in the Neo-Baroque style, it is a three-storey building with a Mansard roof covered in black-glazed tiles. The main entrance is located in a cour d'honneur on Kritianiagade; the rear side of the building faces Trondhjems Plads. The interior includes the Blue Room and the Library; the Danish Medical Association is based on the second floor. Foreningen af Speciallæger and Yngre Læger are now based in the ground floor, Praktiserende Lægers Organisation are based on the third floor and the medical journal Ugeskrift for Læger is based on the fourth floor.. Official website

Grove St. Party

"Grove St. Party" is the fourth single by American rapper Waka Flocka Flame, released February 15, 2011 under the record label 1017 Brick Squad Records, it features rapper Kebo Gotti and is the fourth single from his debut album Flockaveli, released on October 5, 2010. The song was produced by Lex Luger. A music video for "Grove St. Party" premiered on MTV on April 8, 2011. Waka Flocka Flame, Kebo Gotti, fellow rapper/Brick Squad CEO Gucci Mane appear in the video, which shows Waka departing a tour bus and making his way through a party of green lights which includes a dancing neon green Fozi Bear. Rapper YC appears in the video performing his "Racks" dance. Lil Wayne made a remix for his mixtape Sorry For The Wait, which features rapper Lil B. Prodigy of Mobb Deep released a remix called "It's a Body". Wiz Khalifa released a remix called "Reefer Party". Ace Hood did a freestyle for the song. On the week ending February 27, 2011 "Grove St. Party" debuted at number 38 on the U. S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Tracks chart.

Since it has reached a current peak of number 12, reached number 10 on the Rap Songs chart. After two weeks of being on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, the song debuted on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100 at number 93, in its next week on the chart, it propelled to number 82, stayed there for its third week; the song has reached number 74 on the chart, is Kebo Gotti's first and only charting song