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Mary M. Schroeder

Mary Murphy Schroeder is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Born on December 4, 1940, in Boulder, Schroeder received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College in 1962 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School in 1965, one of six women in her class, she received an honorary Doctor of Laws from Swarthmore College in May 2006. Schroeder practiced as a trial attorney with the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice from 1965 until 1969, she served as a law clerk to Justice Jesse Addison Udall of the Arizona Supreme Court in 1970. She joined the law firm of Lewis & Roca in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1971 and became a partner in 1973, she was appointed to the Arizona Court of Appeals in 1975 and served until 1979. Schroeder was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on May 3, 1979, to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 25, 1979, received her commission on September 26, 1979.

She served as the first female Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit from 2000 to 2007. She assumed senior status on December 31, 2011. Schroeder was elected to the American Law Institute in 1974 and was elected to the ALI Council in 1993, she served as an Adviser on the Restatement Third of Agency and serves as an Adviser on the Restatement Third, The Law of Consumer Contracts and Principles of Government Ethics. The northern spotted owl, a case related to the Endangered Species Act The Napster file trading software copyright infringement appeal. Hirabayashi v. United States coram nobis Jespersen v. Harrah's Operating Co. holding an employer's grooming standards that appropriately discriminate by gender are not facially discriminatory under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U. S. C. § 2000e et seq. In August 2015, Schroeder found that the United States District Court for the Southern District of California's policy of indiscriminately shackling criminal defendants in all pretrial hearings violated the Constitution's Due Process Clause.

Her judgment was affirmed by the narrowly divided circuit en banc, before being vacated by the unanimous Supreme Court of the United States. She is married to Milton Schroeder, a professor at the Arizona State University College of Law, has two children. Mary Murphy Schroeder at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Appearances on C-SPAN

Randy Johnson

Randall David Johnson, nicknamed "The Big Unit", is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball, from 1988 to 2009, for six teams. He played for the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks, his 303 career victories rank as the fifth-most by a left-hander in MLB history, while his 4,875 strikeouts place him second all-time behind Nolan Ryan and are the most by a left-hander. He holds five of the seven highest single-season strikeout totals by a left-hander in modern history. Johnson won the Cy Young Award five times, second only to Roger Clemens' seven, he is one of only two pitchers to win the award in four consecutive seasons. In 1999, he joined Pedro Martínez and Gaylord Perry in the rare feat of winning the award in both the American and National Leagues, he is one of five pitchers to pitch no-hitters in both leagues. On May 18, 2004, at the age of 40, Johnson became the oldest pitcher in major league history to throw a perfect game, is one of seven pitchers who have thrown both a perfect game and a no-hitter in their careers.

He is one of 18 pitchers in history to record a win against all 30 MLB franchises. On May 8th 2001, Johnson achieved the feat of striking out 20 batters in one game, doing so against the Cincinnati Reds. One of the tallest players in major league history at 6 feet 10 inches, a ten-time All-Star, Johnson was celebrated for having one of the most dominant fastballs in the game, he approached – and exceeded – 100 miles per hour, during his prime. Johnson threw a hard, biting slider. After struggling early in his career, he went on to lead his league in strikeouts nine times, in earned run average, winning percentage, complete games four times each. Johnson was named one of two World Series Most Valuable Players in 2001, with three pitching victories, leading the Diamondbacks to a World Series championship over the New York Yankees in only Arizona’s fourth season, he won the pitching Triple Crown in 2002. Johnson's.646 career winning percentage ranks sixth among left-handers with at least 200 decisions.

Johnson’s career elite rankings include: first in strikeouts per nine innings pitched, third in hit batsmen, tenth in fewest hits allowed per nine innings pitched. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015, his first year of eligibility, is the first member of the Hall to be depicted in a Diamondbacks uniform on his plaque. Johnson was born in California, to Carol Hannah and Rollen Charles "Bud" Johnson. By the time he entered Livermore High School, he was a star in basketball. In 1982, as a senior, he struck out 121 batters in 66 innings, threw a perfect game in his last high school start, he played on a Bercovich team that assembled top players from throughout California. After high school, he was drafted in 1982 by the Atlanta Braves in the 4th round and offered $50,000 to sign. Instead, Johnson accepted a full athletic scholarship to play baseball for the University of Southern California. While at USC, he played two years of basketball, he was a starter at USC under coach Rod Dedeaux, but exhibited control problems.

Johnson was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the second round of the 1985 Major League Baseball draft. He made his major league debut on September 15, 1988 against the Pittsburgh Pirates, earning a 9–4 victory with a five-inning outing in which he gave up two runs with five strikeouts. Johnson posted a record of 3–0 with a 2.42 earned run average in four games in 1988, but 1989 saw him slip to an 0–4 mark with a 6.67 ERA in seven games through May 7, on May 25 he was traded to the Seattle Mariners in a trade involving five pitchers that brought Mark Langston to Montreal. In 11 total games played with the Expos, he went 3-4 with a 4.69 ERA and one complete game in 55.2 innings with 51 strikeouts and 33 walks. After joining the Mariners during the 1989 season, Johnson led the American League in walks for three consecutive seasons, hit batsmen in 1992 and 1993. In July 1991, facing the Milwaukee Brewers, the erratic Johnson allowed 4 runs on 1 hit, thanks to 10 walks in 4 innings. A month a 9th-inning single cost him a no-hitter against the Oakland Athletics.

Johnson suffered another 10-walk, 4-inning start in 1992. His untapped talent was volcanic: In 1990, Johnson became the first left-hander to strike out Wade Boggs three times in one game, a no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers attested to his potential. Johnson credits a session with Nolan Ryan late in the 1992 season with helping him take his career to the next level. Ryan recommended a slight change in his delivery. Ryan suggested that he land on the ball of his foot, immediately, he began finding the strike zone more consistently. In a September 27, 1992 game against the Texas Rangers, with Ryan the opposing starting pitcher, Johnson struck out 18 batters in eight innings while throwing 160 pitches, a pitch count that has not been reached in an MLB game since, it was during the 1992 off-season when Johnson returned home for C

Lordina Mahama

Lordina Mahama is a Ghanaian politician. She is married to the fourth President of the Fourth Republic and current out-gone President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama. Prior to becoming First Lady, Lordina Mahama's husband served as a member of the Parliament of Ghana representing the Bole/Bamboi constituency during the 2000s, she was born Lordina Effah on March 6, 1963 by Mrs. Effah. Lordina is from Jema-Ampoma in the Nkoranza District, located in the Brong-Ahafo Region of Ghana, she is last of three kids. She had her initial training in Ghana at the Tishigu Anglican elementary school, she proceeded to the Ghana Secondary School in Tamale, where she finished her GCE education. It was at Ghana Secondary School that Lordina met John Dramani Mahama. Lordina was a student at Flair Catering Services, received a four-year college education in Hospitality Management at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration She studied for a MA in Governance and Leadership at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.

She became second lady when her husband the former President of the Republic of Ghana John Dramani Mahama became the Vice-President of Ghana to President John Evans Atta-Mills on 7 January 2009. In line with Ghana's constitution, her husband became President of Ghana on 24 July 2012 on the death of his predecessor, John Atta Mills and was sworn in Parliament in July, 2012, automatically making her the First Lady of the Republic of Ghana. In her tenure as First Lady, Lordina Mahama was elected President of the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV and AIDS in June 2015. Before that, she had served as the Vice President for the West Africa Region of OAFLA, she speaks English, Hausa and Twi fluently. The First Lady has a number of awards to her credit; these include: Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, by the President and Trustees of the Fordham University. An award for campaign for cervical cancer, Mozambique. Award for cervical cancer advocacy, Namibia Inducted into the Global Women Leaders Hall of Fame Global Inspiration Leadership Award at the Africa-Middle East-Asia summit in Dubai.

Enstooled as Sompahemaa of the Nkoranza Traditional Area, with a stool title Enstooled as Development Queen in Bodom in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana Enstooled as Development Queen in Ampoma in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana Enstooled Development Queen in Anloga in Kumasi, Ashanti region of Ghana. Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings Theresa Kufuor Ernestina Naadu Mills

Sony Ericsson P900

The Sony Ericsson P900 is a Symbian OS v7.0 based smartphone from Sony Ericsson. It was introduced in 2003 and is the successor of the Sony Ericsson P800, like the P800 uses the UIQ platform. Like other Symbian-based smartphones (of its time, unlike Ericsson R380, the P900 is an open phone, which means that it is possible to develop and install third party applications without restrictions. A UIQ 2.1 SDK based upon Symbian C++ is available from the Sony Ericsson developer website. Additionally, the P900 supports applications written in Java; because of this openness, many third-party applications exist that can be used on the P900 and other UIQ phones. Many are freeware; as the P900 uses UIQ version 2.1 it is backwards compatible with UIQ 2.0 as found in the P800. Applications made for the P800 will work on a P900 as well. It, like P910i, has an ARM9 processor clocked at 156 MHz; the P900 can be used without the flip as well, acting still usable as a phone. The P900 supports Memory Stick Duo cards up to 128 MB in size, as does the P800.

However, it has been confirmed. The P900 was well received and is sometimes considered one of the best Symbian OS devices to have been released. An updated version of the P900, the Sony Ericsson P910i was released in July 2004, it features a small QWERTY keyboard and enhanced software, but was reported to be less battery-efficient. The P910i has double the P900's memory and supports Memory Stick Pro Duo, allowing the phone up to 4 GB of storage on a single card; the P900 is the first Sony Ericsson product for which Research in Motion's BlackBerry wireless email service will be available. Some of the specifications of the P900 are: Triband GSM – 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz Dimensions – 115 × 57 × 24 mm Weight – 150 g, 140 g Internal camera: VGA Connectivity: Bluetooth, Infrared, USB dock GPRS Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, POP3, IMAP, SMTP P905 is the unofficial term for a Sony Ericsson P900 flashed with hacked Sony Ericsson P910a firmware; the P900 is flashed using a'Fighter Kit'. This is done for four reasons: The P900 has a software restriction on the size of the memory card that can be used.

The P900 software does not support HTML email. The P900 software does not provide an option to alter the screen brightness. Flashing the firmware is cheaper than purchasing a new P910. Though this may seem all beneficial, there may be the drawback of not being able to connect to certain Bluetooth headsets. Though the P905 may be identical to the P910 in software terms they are not identical in hardware terms. CNET article at Web site of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications "Sony-Ericsson P900: Almost, Almost" at the Wayback Machine, a short review of the P900 by Dan Gillmor P900 and Linux, collection of tips, hacks and Linux connectivity

Ice Quake (film)

Ice Quake is a 2010 television action film written by David Ray and directed by Paul Ziller and shown on the Syfy channel. It stars Holly Dignard, Jodelle Ferland, Ryan Grantham and Rob LaBelle. Set in Alaska, the film follows the members of a family caught amidst a natural disaster; as the permafrost thaws, subterranean rivers of liquid methane and disastrous earthquakes are unleashed, threatening to lead the Earth to a catastrophic end. Ice Quake is an action film about the Alaskan landscape Under the permafrost, organic materials have been rotting for thousands of years and the compound is deadly to the planet; as the permafrost thaws, volatile liquid methane and gases are released which causes a succession of destructive earthquakes. A family ends up going to this Alaskan landscape on the hunt for a Christmas tree, hoping to have fun, finds out firsthand how deadly this can be; as they are exploring these mountains, their dog runs away for an unknown reason and soon after there is an explosion of gas from underneath the ice that ends up causing an avalanche.

The family has to run for their lives. The father takes charge and tries to lead them to safety when another tremor occurs; this time, it causes the ground to split open, creating a deep ravine dividing the family apart - the parents on one side and two children on the other. They cannot group back together as there is dangerous gas flowing out the ravine so the father tell them to go to the summit and wait for rescue; the children head up to top to find out there is a storm on their way causing more concern. The younger brother suggests they keep moving until they can stop at a safe place As this chaos is going on, the military based around the mountain are investigating the tremors. At first believed the tremors were being caused by earthquakes but discover that there have been no tectonic movements and nothing has showed on the Richter scale, they thought it could have been a volcano eruption causing this but ends up to be false. It is a race against time to stop these harmful liquids and gases before it leads to a catastrophic explosion that threatens the planet.

Ice Quake is the Syfy Cable television company's own holiday TV movie production. The filming of the movie took place in three different locations. Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada Agassiz, British Columbia, Canada Hemlock Valley, British Columbia, CanadaIn the production and post-production other companies helped with Syfy's work. Movie Central was one of the main companies. Northwest Digital worked with the production teamto create a quality visual experience, along with The Exile Visual Effects Studio who provided the visual effects to create the perfect atmosphere for a holiday disaster. Pinewood Sounds was in charge of the movie's sound effects and recording. Michael Webster, played by Brendan Fehr, is a loving husband, father and a scientist studying the effects of the Alaska landscape, he is a geologist, a specialist in his field. He is the husband of Emily and the father of two children, namely Tia and Shane. Emily Webster, played by Holly Dignard, is the beautiful wife of Michael and the loving mother of Tia and Shane.

Colonel Bill Hughes, played by Victor Garber, is Michael's superior in the military, works with Michael and his family to prevent a methane explosion from wiping out planet Earth. Tia Webster, played by Jodelle Ferland, is the teenage daughter of Michael and Emily and the sister of Shane. Shane Webster, played by Ryan Grantham, is the young son of Michael and Emily, the brother of Tia. Bruce Worthington, played by Rob LaBelle Ram, played by Nicholas Carrella The movie has two credited soundtracks; as a holiday TV movie both of the songs are traditional Christmas carols. In the movie, we can listen to them as a performance by the Occidental Glee Club; the film's opening scenes has been mentioned in many reviews due to their weird nature: "The opening of the movie has a man for no reason at all doing geological research dressed in full Santa gear. Cue Santa to get blown up in an ice geyser. It’s not as great as it sounds I’m afraid but it’s a startling opening.""The opening of "Ice Quake" is either going to make you smile or grimace as we see Santa on a snowmobile!

It turns out Santa is party of a military geologist team, meant to be playing Santa at a community event but has had to head up to the mountain to place some sensors with another man. But there is more because lo and behold a crack forms in the snow between them, something which you may have seen in a ton of other disaster movies but we get a bit of a switch up on the obvious, a frankly predictable one as one of the men leaps across the crevice; the thing is that these opening scenes are indicative of "Ice Quake" as the movie is predictable but with some entertaining twists." From a film-lover's point of view, the movie has received mixed ratings: "Ice Quake isn’t quite the disaster of a movie compared with other Syfy made-for-TV movies but it’s still not good. It was more interesting to see Victor Garber’s lack of interest than those whom seemed to try; the Blu-ray doesn’t have much to offer with average video and audio transfers.""Drastic shifts in the Alaskan permafrost have begun to cause earth-shattering quakes and ice geysers, trapping an archaeologist and his family out in the cold during their winter retreat.

For what it is, ICE QUAKE stacks up against other low-budget, made-for-television disaster pictures like ARCTIC BLAST or METEOR STORM in delivering cheap thrills and moderate effects on a meager budget. Disaster is always the operative term here, since the plot inconsistencies, stagnant characters, poor computerizatio

List of Peruvian submissions for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film

Peru has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film since 1967, when it became the fourth Western Hemisphere country to enter the Oscar Foreign Film race, after Mexico and Argentina. The award is handed out annually by the United States Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States that contains non-English dialogue. Prior to 2009, Peru had entered the competition 15 times, but had never yet been nominated for an Academy Award. For the 2009 ceremony, Golden Bear winner The Milk of Sorrow was chosen to represent Peru and the nation received its first Academy Award nomination for the film. Six of Peru's submissions were directed by Francisco J. Lombardi while three others were directed by Armando Robles Godoy; the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited the film industries of various countries to submit their best film for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film since 1956.

The Foreign Language Film Award Committee reviews all the submitted films. Following this, they vote via secret ballot to determine the five nominees for the award. Below is a list of the films that have been submitted by Peru for review by the Academy for the award by year and the respective Academy Awards ceremony; the Official Academy Awards Database The Motion Picture Credits Database IMDb Academy Awards Page