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Marwan al-Shehhi

Marwan Yousef Mohamed Rashid Lekrab al-Shehhi was the hijacker-pilot of United Airlines Flight 175, crashing the Boeing 767 into the South Tower of the World Trade Center as part of the September 11 attacks. Al-Shehhi was a student from the United Arab Emirates who moved to Germany in 1996 and soon became close friends with Mohamed Atta, Ziad Jarrah and Ramzi bin al-Shibh, forming the Hamburg cell. Together, after pledging their lives to martyrdom, they became the leaders of the September 11 attacks. In late 1999, al-Shehhi, Atta and bin al-Shibh traveled to terrorist training camps in Afghanistan and met with Osama bin Laden who recruited the four Hamburg cell members for the attacks in the United States, he arrived in the United States in May one month before Atta. They both trained in Florida at Huffman Aviation, receiving their commercial pilot licenses in December 2000 from the FAA. Al-Shehhi spent his time making preparations for the attack itself, such as meeting with crucial planners abroad, assisting with the arrival of hijackers aboard the other flights, travelling on surveillance flights determining details on how the hijacking would take place.

On September 9, 2001, he traveled from Florida to Boston, where he stayed at the Milner Hotel until September 11. After boarding United Airlines Flight 175 at Logan International Airport, al-Shehhi and 4 other hijackers waited 30 minutes into the flight to make their attack, which allowed al-Shehhi to take over control as pilot, at 9:03 a.m. 17 minutes after Mohamed Atta crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into the North Tower, 23-year-old al-Shehhi crashed the Boeing 767 into the South Tower of the World Trade Center. He was the youngest hijacker-pilot; the impact of the Boeing 767 operating as United 175 into the South Tower was seen live on television as it happened. At 9:59 a.m. after 56 minutes of burning, the 110-story skyscraper collapsed, killing hundreds of people, including around 900 office workers and first responders. Al-Shehhi was born in Ras al-Khaimah, on 9 May 1978, in the United Arab Emirates, to a Muslim cleric who died in 1997 and an Egyptian mother. Described as a quiet and devout Muslim, details about al-Shehhi's life in the UAE, are difficult to acquire.

According to an October 2001 article in the New York Times, "If residents of Mr. Shehhi's hometown had heard of him before now, they were not telling strangers. Four hours spent in the community yielded no address and no one -- policemen, pedestrians or local officials -- who did anything more than shrug at the mention of his name."After graduating from high school in 1995, al-Shehhi enlisted in the Emirati military and received a half a year of basic training before he was admitted into a military scholarship program that allowed him to continue his education in Germany. Upon arriving in Germany in April 1996, al-Shehhi moved into an apartment, which he shared with three other scholarship students for two months before boarding with a local German family. Several months he moved into his own apartment; those who knew him described al-Shehhi as a religious and friendly individual who wore western clothes and sometimes rented cars for trips to Berlin and the Netherlands. While in Germany, al-Shehhi enrolled in the University of Bonn after completing a German course.

He left Germany in June 1997 to attend to problems at home. In early 1998, al-Shehhi transferred to the Technical University of Hamburg. A poor student, al-Shehhi was directed by the Scholarship program administrators to repeat a semester of his studies back in Bonn beginning in August 1998. Al-Shehhi continued to struggle with his studies. By July 1999, Marwan returned to Hamburg to study shipbuilding. After moving to Hamburg in 1998, al-Shehhi helped form the Hamburg cell with Mohamed Atta and Ramzi bin al-Shibh. There, his views became more radical, they met four times a week to discuss anti-American feelings and plot possible attacks. When someone asked why he and Atta never laughed, al-Shehhi retorted, "How can you laugh when people are dying in Palestine?"On 9 October 1999, Marwan al-Shehhi was filmed at Said Bahaji's wedding in Germany with other 9/11 hijackers including Ziad Jarrah. In late 1999, al-Shehhi, Ziad Jarrah, Said Bahaji, Ramzi bin al-Shibh decided to travel to Chechnya to fight against the Russians, but were convinced by Khalid al-Masri and Mohamedou Ould Slahi at the last minute to change their plans.

They instead traveled to Afghanistan to trained for terrorist attacks. Afterwards, Atta, al-Shehhi, Jarrah reported their passports stolen to erase travel visas to Afghanistan. After their training, the hijackers began to attempt to hide their radicalism. Al-Shehhi seemed to his old friends like he had become less religious. After the attacks, a librarian in Hamburg reported that al-Shehhi boasted to her "There will be thousands of dead. You will think of me... You will see, in America. There will be many people killed."Al-Shehhi returned to Germany in March 2000, began to learn to fly airplanes. Ammar al-Baluchi, one of the most important 9/11 financial organizers, bought a Boeing 747 flight simulator program using al-Shehhi's credit card, they decided that German flight schools would not work for them, they decided to train in the United States. Al-Shehhi was the first of the Hamburg group to leave for the United States, he arrived in Newark, New Jersey on 29 May 2000. Atta joined him th

Alex Fletcher (footballer)

Alex Samuel Fletcher is an English professional footballer who plays for Aldershot Town, on loan from Plymouth Argyle. Fletcher, as an academy player, made his first team debut at home in the FA Cup in a 0–0 draw with Newport County, on as a 79th-minute substitute for Craig Tanner, he signed a professional contract in the summer of 2017, made his full debut in the EFL Trophy, in a group stage game vs Chelsea U-21s. Fletcher scored two goals in the last 2 minutes. Fletcher scored his first career league goal in a 2 -- 1 defeat to Fleetwood Town. On 4 January 2018, Fletcher joined Torquay United, who were at the time bottom of the National League, on a 28-day loan, he went on to play just three times for Torquay. On 3 September 2019, Fletcher joined Aldershot Town of the National League on a one-month loan. In December 2019 he joined Southern League club Tiverton Town on a months loan deal; as of match played 14 October 2017

UT Arlington Mavericks

The UT Arlington Mavericks are the athletic teams that represent the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas. The Mavericks compete in the NCAA Division I Sun Belt Conference in 15 varsity sports; the number rose to 15 in the fall of 2017 as the University announced women's golf will begin their first season of competition. Jim Baker is the current Athletic Director. Prior to his stint at UTA, he was an associate athletic director for events and sports programs for the Texas Longhorns at the University of Texas at Austin. Baker replaced Pete Carlon, who headed the Athletic Department from 1996 to 2012, is the Senior Athletics Director for Administration. UTA was a founding member of the Southland Conference in 1963 and participated in the league until the end of the 2011–12 athletic year, they joined the Western Athletic Conference for one year. UT Arlington won the Southland Conference's Commissioners Cup three times since the award was first instituted in 1998; the Commissioner's Cup is awarded to the athletics program with the highest all-around performance in all conference events, including all men's and women's events.

When the school transitioned from junior college to University status in 1959, the schools athletic teams were known as the Rebels. Controversy would surround the name after a decades time. A series of events would occur that lead to a change in mascots to the current version; the Mavericks' name selection was made in 1971, predating the National Basketball Association's expansion franchise Dallas Mavericks' starting choice in 1980. The first women's programs began competition in the 1973-74 school year. Volleyball and softball were the first three program, competing in the AIAW until the teams moved under the umbrella of the NCAA in 1982-83. Home games are played at College Park Center, located on University of Texas at Arlington's campus in Arlington; the team appeared in the 2008 NCAA tournament, losing against the No. 1 seed Memphis in the first round. Memphis had to forfeit their win for "ineligible competition, impermissible benefits and failure to monitor its athletics programs."On November 29, 2016, the Mavericks defeated the Texas Longhorns in Austin for the first time in program history after 11 attempts.

The Longhorns decided to terminate their contract with them after their 2016 loss due to the Mavericks becoming too competitive. The terminated contract paid the Mavericks a large lump sum for each game played in Austin for six consecutive years. Although only 19 of 58 University seasons have resulted in an overall winning record, 8 of the past 10 seasons have winning records, including a school record 27 wins in the 2016–17 season, they won the Southland Conference regular season championship in 2012, along with a tie for the 2004 regular season championship and a 2008 conference tournament championship that led to their first NCAA Tournament appearance. The first Sun Belt regular season title was earned in the record-setting year of 2016-2017. Overall, the team won four conference championships; the women's basketball team was established in 1973 and experienced early success with a combined 64–32 record in three seasons between 1975 and 1977. The Mavericks participated in several AIAW state and regional tournaments before joining the Southland Conference beginning with the 1982–83 season.

Between 2004 and 2010, the team posted an overall record of 121–65. During this time span, highlights included a perfect 16–0 Southland Conference record for the 2006–07 season and two NCAA tournament appearances in. In 2016-17, the team earned an at-large NIT bid. UTA has played in three NIT tournaments; the baseball team plays at Clay Gould Ballpark, located at the southwestern edge of the UT Arlington campus. The inaugural season was in 1969. Highlights include Southland Conference regular season championships in 1990 and 1992 along with tournament championships in 2001, 2006 and 2012; the team won a share of the 2013 Western Athletic Conference regular season title and their first outright divisional Sun Belt Conference regular season title in 2017. The first season for volleyball at UT Arlington was in 1973; the volleyball team appeared in the national rankings in the 1970s during their time in the AIAW and towards the end of the 1980s in the NCAA. They advanced to the NCAA Division I Volleyball Final Four in 1989.

UT Arlington is one of only three institutions in Texas to reach the NCAA Division I Volleyball Final Four. The team has won 12 Southland Conference regular season championships, including the first 9 from 1982 to 1990 as well as 10 Southland Tournament crowns, they have appeared in 16 AIAW NCAA Tournaments. UTA softball plays their home games at Allan Saxe Field, adjacent to Clay Gould Ballpark; the Mavericks began play in 1973 and have compiled a record of 1,325–1,149–9, a winning percentage of.535. Along the way, they have won five Southland Conference regular season titles and one tournament title, their lone appearance in the NCAA tournament came in 2003, where they went 2–2. In 2017, they played in the National Invitational Softball Championships. Prior to competing in the NCAA, the Mavericks were members of the AIAW, where they competed in two Women's College World Series tournaments. UT Arlington began play as a junior college in 1919 and played at that level until 1958, they won Junior Rose Bowls in 1956 and 1957, as well as the Junior College National Championship, as Arlington State College.

After becoming a four-year University, UTA fielded a College Division football program as an independ

List of on-air resignations

This is a list of on-air resignations. These are resignations in the public eye. October 1967 and again in 1985 – Announcer and DJ William Mercer, known to his fans as Rosko, resigned on-air twice: first from WOR-FM in New York City on October 1967 over the station's employment of radio consultants. November, 1991 – Terry Durney became the first radio presenter in the United Kingdom to resign live on-air, he presented the weekend request programme on BBC Radio Lancashire. He cited the reason as the station's new management team who were making the station a more "speech and sport" broadcaster. August 8, 1993 – Dave Lee Travis, BBC Radio 1 DJ resigned on-air, citing "There are changes being made at the station that go against my principles" in reference to Matthew Bannister's plans for the station. September 24, 2001 – Rugby player Mal Meninga's attempted political career lasted a mere 28 seconds. Becoming fazed in his first radio interview announcing his entrance into the 2001 Australian Capital Territory general election, he resigned as a candidate on-air shortly after the broadcast commenced.

January, 2001 – Juan González, a journalist from the Pacifica Radio Network, announced his resignation whilst co-hosting Democracy Now!, in protest over "harassment and muzzling of free speech." August, 2006 – Inetta Hinton, a presenter on WBLX-FM in Mobile, resigned on-air with the phrase "I quit this bitch." November, 2006 – Bob "The Blade" Robinson, a presenter on WRDU in Knightdale, North Carolina, resigned on the air after Clear Channel Communications switched the format of the station he was on for 22 years from rock to country. He played "The Song Is Over" by The Who and left after the song was cut off. February, 2008 – Lucas Campbell, a presenter of "Rock of Ages" on Chorley FM, resigned on-air after station chiefs decided to shift the show to a slot. February 9, 2014 – Dublin, Ireland 2FM presenter and former station boss John Clarke quit his daytime Sunday show in dramatic fashion, telling listeners he was "reading the signs" and implying he was leaving the programme before he was forced out.

February 10, 1960 – Host Jack Paar announced his resignation from The Tonight Show and walked off during mid-broadcast, after discovering NBC had censored a joke. Paar returned one month later. November 2012 – Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio, anchors from ABC affiliate WVII-TV in Bangor, resigned on-air, citing "some recent developments have come to our attention." February 2014 – Liz Wahl resigned from RT America on-air to protest the network's coverage of Russia's annexation of Crimea. September 21, 2014 – Charlo Greene, a reporter from CBS affiliate KTVA in Anchorage, declared herself as the president of the medical cannabis organization Alaska Cannabis Club, which campaigned for the legalization of the drug in the state via a November 2014 referendum, she resigned on-air and walked off the set. October 19, 2019 – Shepard Smith, an anchor for Fox News and host of the Fox Report, resigned on-air after 24 years at Fox, after criticizing and being criticized by President Donald Trump. March 2, 2020 – Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's long-running show Hardball with Chris Matthews, abruptly retired on-air after sexual harassment allegations and controversial critiques of 2020 Democratic Party presidential primary candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren

Izumi Maki (athlete)

Izumi Maki was a Japanese long-distance runner who competed in the marathon. She represented her native country twice at the Summer Olympics: in 1992 and 1996, she competed for the Wacoal corporate team during her career. In addition to her Olympic appearances, Maki competed three times at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships with her best performance being 22nd in the 1991 women's race, she was a two-time participant at the World Championships in Athletics in the 10,000 m, coming 20th in 1991 and 17th in 1993. She won the Japanese Championship in the 10,000 m once in her career, in 1992. Maki had back-to-back wins at the Shibetsu Half Marathon in 1993 and 1994, won the Gold Coast Half Marathon in the latter year, she was the initial winner of the 1995 Sapporo Half Marathon in a time of 70:10 minutes, but was disqualified for a doping violation and banned for three month. In her career she focused on marathon running, she won the 1996 Nagoya International Women's Marathon and the Pilot Marathon in 1998.

She retired from the sport in the late 1990s. She is now a training advisor to the Fujita Running Academy. Maki holds the Asian record for the infrequently contested 20,000 m track race, a mark, the world record for the event, she died of breast cancer on October 18, 2018. She was 49. 5000 metres – 15:27.12 min (19910 10,000 metres – 31:40.38 min One hour run – 17.693 m 20,000 metres – 66:48 min Half marathon – 68:18 min Marathon – 2:27:32 hrs Izumi Maki at World Athletics

Dope vector

In computer programming, a dope vector is a data structure used to hold information about a data object its memory layout. Dope vectors are most used to describe arrays, which store multiple instances of a particular datatype as a contiguous block of memory. For example, an array containing 100 elements, each of which occupies 32 bytes, requires 100 × 32 bytes. By itself, such a memory block has no place to keep track of how large the array is overall, how large each element within it is, or how many elements it contains. A dope vector is a place to store such information. Dope vectors can describe structures which may contain arrays or variable elements. If such an array is stored contiguously, with the first byte at memory location M its last byte is at location M + 3199. A major advantage of this arrangement is that locating item N is easy: it begins at location M +. Of course, the value 32 must be known. Navigating an array data structure using an index is called dead reckoning; this arrangement, however means that having the location of item N is not enough to discover the index N itself.

For example, a function or method may iterate over all the items in an array and pass each one to another function or method, which does not know the item is part of an array at all, much less where or how large the array is. Without a dope vector knowing the address of the entire array does not tell you how big it is; this is important because writing to the N + 1 element in an array that only contains N elements, will destroy some other data. Because many programming languages treat character strings as a kind of array, this leads directly to the infamous Buffer overflow problem. A dope vector reduces these problems by storing a small amount of metadata along with an array. With dope vectors, a compiler can insert code that prevents accidentally writing beyond the end of an array or other object. Alternatively, the programmer can access the dope vector, for safety or other purposes; the exact set of metadata included in a dope vector varies from one language and/or operating system to another, but a dope vector for an array might contain: a pointer to the location in memory where the array elements begin (this is identical to the location of the zeroth element of the array.

This might not be the first actual element. The type of each array element, the rank of an array, the extent of an array. In many languages the starting index for arrays is fixed at zero, or one, but the ending index is set when the array is allocated. For arrays where the extent in use at a given time may change, the maximum and current extents may both be stored; the stride of an array, or the amount of memory occupied by each element of the array. A program can refer to the array by referring to the dope vector; this is automatic in high level languages. Getting to an element of the array costs a tiny bit more. On the other hand, doing many other common operations are easier and/or faster: Without a dope vector, determining the number of elements in the array is impossible, thus it is common to add an extra element to the end of an array, with a "reserved" value. The length can be determined by scanning forward through the array, counting elements until this "end-marker" is reached. Of course, this makes length-checking much slower than looking up the length directly in a dope vector.

Without knowing the extent of an array, it is not possible to unallocate that memory when it is no longer needed. Thus, without dope vectors, something must store that length somewhere else. For example, asking a particular OS to allocate space for a 3200-byte array, might cause it to allocate 3204 bytes at some location M; this extra data achieves some of the same goals. Without dope vectors, extra information must be kept about the stride of array elements. In C, this information is handled by the compiler, which must keep track of a datatype distinction between "pointer to an array of 20-byte-wide elements", "pointer to an array of 1000-byte-wide elements"; this means that a pointer to an element in either kind of array can be incremented or decremented in order to reach the next or previous element. With a dope vector, having a pointer to a particular member of an array does not enable finding the position in the array, or the location of the array or the dope vector itself. If, desired, such information can be added to each element within the array.

Such per-element information is not part of the dope vector. Dope vectors can be a general facility, shared across multiple datatypes Data descriptor Iliffe vector Reflection