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Muse Watson

Muse Watson is an American stage and screen actor. He became known for his roles as Ben Willis, the primary antagonist in the I Know What You Did Last Summer franchise, Charles Westmoreland on the Fox television series Prison Break and as Mike Franks in CBS television series NCIS. "Saved By Grace" Watson was born on July 20, 1948, in Alexandria, Louisiana. He attended Louisiana Tech on a music stipend for two years before transferring to Berea College in Berea, where he performed for the first time on stage as Petruchio in a production of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. During and after his years at Berea, he worked in outdoor dramas, dinner theaters, small repertory groups, his theater credits include acting as Hamlet in Hamlet, Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire, Pale in Burn This, Cervantes in Man of La Mancha. He directed a production of Ain't Misbehavin'. In 1989, with a new transition to film, Watson began pursuing feature film roles. By 2005, he had appeared in 43 feature films such as Sommersby, Something to Talk About, Dead Birds, Rosewood, I Know What You Did Last Summer, From Dusk Till Dawn 2, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Songcatcher.

As of 2005, seven of the films he has appeared in, have grossed over $850 million. His television credits include eight made-for-television movies including Blind Vengeance and Justice in a Small Town, he appeared on episodes of Ghost Whisperer and CSI. Watson guest starred in an episode of The Mentalist, in the Castle episode "Punked". Since 2006, he has appeared as a recurring cast member on NCIS as Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs's mentor and former superior Mike Franks. Watson gave a performance with Jennifer Love Hewitt as a special guest on Saturday Night Live, parodying his role in I Know What You Did Last Summer, he joined the production company Shorris Film with Christopher Showerman and Clint Morris—their first film is the Western Between the Sand and the Sky. Watson is now filming A Christmas Snow. Watson is an advocate for people with autism, has taken an active role in educating people about autism, he is the honorary chairman of Stars for Autism, a nonprofit organization incorporated in Battlefield, Missouri.

He is featured in the video promotion for www. Stars4Autism.com. He wrote the foreword to a book for parents and teachers, entitled Stars in Her Eyes, Navigating the Maze of Childhood Autism, by Dr. Linda Barboa and Elizabeth Obrey. Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autism_Info-Blast Official website Muse Watson on IMDb Muse Watson at TV Guide Muse Watson on TV.comStars in Her Eyes: Navigating the Maze of Childhood Autism, 2014, L. Barboa and E. Obrey, Tate Publishing

Deep-level transient spectroscopy

Deep-level transient spectroscopy is an experimental tool for studying electrically active defects in semiconductors. DLTS measures their concentration in the material; some of the parameters are considered as defect "finger prints" used for their identifications and analysis. DLTS investigates defects present in a space charge region of a simple electronic device; the most used are Schottky diodes or p-n junctions. In the measurement process the steady-state diode reverse polarization voltage is disturbed by a voltage pulse; this voltage pulse reduces the electric field in the space charge region and allows free carriers from the semiconductor bulk to penetrate this region and recharge the defects causing their non-equilibrium charge state. After the pulse, when the voltage returns to its steady-state value, the defects start to emit trapped carriers due to the thermal emission process; the technique observes the device space charge region capacitance where the defect charge state recovery causes the capacitance transient.

The voltage pulse followed by the defect charge state recovery are cycled allowing an application of different signal processing methods for defect recharging process analysis. The DLTS technique has a higher sensitivity than any other semiconductor diagnostic technique. For example, in silicon it can detect impurities and defects at a concentration of one part in 1012 of the material host atoms; this feature together with a technical simplicity of its design made it popular in research labs and semiconductor material production factories. The DLTS technique was pioneered by David Vern Lang at Bell Laboratories in 1974. A US Patent was awarded to Lang in 1975. In conventional DLTS the capacitance transients are investigated by using a lock-in amplifier or double box-car averaging technique when the sample temperature is varied; the equipment reference frequency is the voltage pulse repetition rate. In the conventional DLTS method this frequency multiplied by some constant is called the "rate window".

During the temperature scan, peaks appear when the emission rate of carriers from some defect equals the rate window. By setting up different rate windows in subsequent DLTS spectra measurements one obtains different temperatures at which some particular peak appears. Having a set of the emission rate and corresponding temperature pairs one can make an Arrhenius plot, which allows for the deduction of defect activation energy for the thermal emission process; this energy together with the plot intercept value are defect parameters used for its identification or analysis. On samples with low free carrier density conductance transients have been used for a DLTS analysis. In addition to the conventional temperature scan DLTS, in which the temperature is swept while pulsing the device at a constant frequency, the temperature can be kept constant and sweep the pulsing frequency; this technique is called the frequency scan DLTS. In theory the frequency and temperature scan DLTS should yield same results.

Frequency scan DLTS is useful when an aggressive change in temperature might damage the device. An example when frequency scan is shown to be useful is for studying modern MOS devices with thin and sensitive gate oxides. DLTS has been used to perovskite solar cells. For Schottky diodes, majority carrier traps are observed by the application of a reverse bias pulse, while minority carrier traps can be observed when the reverse bias voltage pulses are replaced with light pulses with the photon energy from the above semiconductor bandgap spectral range; this method is called Minority Carrier Transient Spectroscopy. The minority carrier traps can be observed for the p-n junctions by application of forward bias pulses, which inject minority carriers into the space charge region. In DLTS plots the minority carrier spectra are depicted with an opposite sign of amplitude in respect to the majority carrier trap spectra. There is an extension to DLTS known as a high resolution Laplace transform DLTS. Laplace DLTS is an isothermal technique in which the capacitance transients are digitized and averaged at a fixed temperature.

The defect emission rates are obtained with a use of numerical methods being equivalent to the inverse Laplace transformation. The obtained emission rates are presented as a spectral plot; the main advantage of Laplace DLTS in comparison to conventional DLTS is the substantial increase in energy resolution understood here as an ability to distinguish similar signals. Laplace DLTS in combination with uniaxial stress results in a splitting of the defect energy level. Assuming a random distribution of defects in non-equivalent orientations, the number of split lines and their intensity ratios reflect the symmetry class of the given defect. Application of LDLTS to MOS capacitors needs device polarization voltages in a range where the Fermi level extrapolated from semiconductor to the semiconductor-oxide interface intersects this interface within the semiconductor bandgap range; the electronic interface states present at this interface can trap carriers to defects described above. If their occupancy with electrons or holes is disturbed by a small voltage pulse the device capacitance recovers after the pulse to its initial value as the interface states start to emit carriers.

This recovery process can be analyzed with the LDLTS method for different device polarization voltages. Such a procedure allows to obtain the energy state distribution of the interface electronic states at the semicondu

VA-209 (U.S. Navy)

VA-209 was a short-lived Attack Squadron of the U. S. Naval Reserve, it was established on 1 July 1970 as part of a reorganization intended to increase the combat readiness of the Naval Air Reserve Force. It was based at Naval Air Station Glenview and flew A-4L Skyhawk aircraft; the squadron was disestablished after one year's service, on 15 August 1971, being replaced by the addition of two fighter squadrons to Reserve Air Wing 20. List of squadrons in the Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons Attack aircraft List of inactive United States Navy aircraft squadrons History of the United States Navy This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons

Zombie dog (Resident Evil)

Zombie Dog is a fictional creature from Capcom's Resident Evil series. It first appeared in the video game Resident Evil 1996) and has since been a recurring feature in both the video games and the films. Zombie Dog is a domesticated canine infected with the T-Virus through its secondary method, namely the ingestion of infected food or organisms, they are separate from the Cerberus. Like other types of Bio Organic Weapon, the zombie dog retain much of its former agility, with a noticeable increase in durability and aggression. In most cases, potential prey should listen for the sound of padding paws as a clue to their presence, with a growling warning that it has become aware of the player and is preparing to attack, they will let out a pained yelp. Akin to the canine related T-Virus mutation is a general necrosis in their left eye orbit, leaving their left eye visible bulge out of their otherwise savage but proportional facade, making for a more fearsome appearance; the Raccoon City Destruction Incident is the only known event in which a non-doberman was infected a Labrador Retriever.

The reason for the frequency in Dobermans being found infected was due to Chief Brian Irons' suggestion to the K9 unit that the breed be used as the police dog for the Raccoon Police Department. Zombie Dog originates Capcom video game Resident Evil, the first entry in the Resident Evil series of video games. In the Zombie Dog's first appearance, one jumped through a window in an attempt to kill the protagonist, they have appeared in various games as well. Zombie Dog appeared in every Resident Evil film, Resident Evil: Vendetta; the Zombie Dog has received mixed reviews. And in reference to its jump-scare introduction. GameRant wrote that it was more of a pain to deal with than frightening. GameRant has claimed. Kotaku claimed that the Zombie Dog window scene in the first game is one of the greatest video games jump-scares as well as the "original moment in frightening PlayStation users"; the Guardian made similar claims. Destructoid called the window scene "amazingly scary sequence". Attribution This article incorporates material derived from the "Zombie Dog" article on the resident-evil wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License

Jacques Goddet

Jacques Goddet was a French sports journalist and director of the Tour de France road cycling race from 1936 to 1986. His father, Victor Goddet, was co-founder and finance director of L'Auto, the newspaper that organised the first Tour in 1903; when Jacques Goddet had ended his studies in 1931, he became editor-in-chief of L'Auto. He covered the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. In 1924 Jacques Goddet went to work for his father's paper in Paris. Four years he followed his first Tour de France and sat spellbound as he watched riders struggle for more than 16 hours on cols "that were no more than mediocre earth paths, stony". Goddet returned the following year and followed every Tour until 1989, with the exceptions of 1932 when he went to the Los Angeles Olympics and 1981 when he was too ill, he became chief reporter at L'Auto and took over organisation of the race when the director, Henri Desgrange, became too ill to continue in 1936. As for association football, Goddet is credited as one of the fathers of the idea for the Intercontinental Cup, one of the earliest proponents, in the 1970s, that the Intercontinental Cup should be enlarged to encompass not only European and South American but Asian and North-Central American club champions, in a form of a FIFA-endorsed Club World Cup.

Goddet's role during the German occupation of France after 1940, by which time the Tour had been suspended, is hazy. While he encouraged the newspaper's printers to produce material for the Resistance, he supported Philippe Pétain as leader of France after the Armistice and he handed over the keys to the Vélodrome d'Hiver when the Germans wanted to intern thousands of Jews there, it is an episode which Goddet mentioned in his autobiography, L'Équipée Belle. The academics Jean-Luc Boeuf and Yves Léonard said of Goddet's writing in that time: From the several 1,200 articles published by Jacques Goddet in the rubric D'un jour à l'autre between September 1940 and August 1944, comes a strong Maréchalisme, both from sentiment and from attraction for the National Revolution, at least until the winter of 1941, finding its roots in the'trauma of 40'; this Maréchalisme is strongest in the first months, such as in particular in an article in L'Auto of 4 November 1940: In 1940, France is starting another life.

The Marshal is going to give us a purifying bath. The National Revolution is praised – and this after Pétain's speech of 12 August 1941 on the'bad winds' – on 7 November 1941: When the Marshal gave France the gift of his self to France, he took as his motto the three words which must characterise the future: fatherland, family; each one of us must take these words to heart. In choosing those words rather than the liberté, égalité, fraternité, France's motto since the Revolution of 1789, Pétain emphasised that he had ended the republic and created his own replacement, the French State. Goddet was therefore for the end of the French Republic, although not its replacement by fascism, it was more a traditionalism associated with right-wing movements, a "dream to restore the virtues of hard work and respect for one's social superiors" which Pétain thought had existed in rural society. It was a period disowned by the French Republic when Charles de Gaulle restored it and for which France took responsibility only in 1995, 50th anniversary of the end of the war, in a speech by President Jacques Chirac marking the round-up of Parisian Jews in the Velodrome d'Hiver.

Goddet said in his biography, written 50 years after his wartime words, "History should not confuse Pétain with Vichy, the true patriotic intentions of the old soldier with the political action of the government in place drawn from the gutter ". While Goddet could never be called a collaborator and insisted in his book that he had done much to thwart the Germans, including refusing to organise the Tour despite the privileges they were offering, his position was confused by the actions of his elder brother, Maurice. Like Jacques, Maurice had inherited their father's share in the publishing business. Maurice was eased out when his flamboyant policies came close to ruining the company and his final act was to sell shares to a consortium of Germans close to the Nazi party; the major holding in the paper was sold to the Germans by Albert Lejeune, on behalf of his boss Raymond Petenôtre, who had taken refuge in the USA. L'Auto therefore fell to some extent under German control and the column of general news that Goddet had included to widen the appeal of L'Auto appeal became a propaganda tool for the occupants.

The doors of L'Auto were boarded up on liberation on 17 August 1944, because it "submitted to German control". Goddet succeeded in launching a new paper, L'Équipe, in 1946, but a condition imposed by the reconstruction government was that Goddet's name wasn't to be associated with his paper nor his presence seen in its building. Two other publishers hoped to establish sports papers and they complained that Goddet's name was associated not only with the tarnished L'Auto but with the Tour de France, which gave L'Équipe an unfair advantage when all newspapers were supposed to have an equal chance of establishing themselves. On L'Équipe's first front page, Goddet wrote anonymously: Goddet was educated at a private school near Oxford and maintained a love for both Britain and the enthusiasm for sport encouraged in his school, he wrote in the thunderous, literary terms established by Henri Desgrange and referred not to finish lines but "les arrivées magistrales". He wrote of the French rider Louison Bobet "accepting gallantly the delay attributed to him by the celestial

Mansize Rooster

"Mansize Rooster" is a song by Supergrass, released as the second single from their debut album I Should Coco. It reached number 20 in the UK Singles Chart. Like its predecessor "Caught by the Fuzz", "Mansize Rooster" was limited to 500 copies as a 7-inch vinyl-only, Backbeat Records release, although pressings are believed to have been made since; the B-side remained to be "Sitting Up Straight", but the songs sound different and have different runtimes to their present-day versions. The Backbeat vinyl it was issued on was green; the song is included in its soundtrack. It was played as Supergrass' first live television performance on The Word in 1995. CD CDR6402 "Mansize Rooster" "Sitting Up Straight" "Odd?" Members of the band can be heard blowing bubbles into a bucket during the outro of this song.7" RS6402 / LTD. ED. Red 7" R6402 / TC TCR6402 "Mansize Rooster" "Sitting Up Straight" 5" / CD "Mansize Rooster" Designer: Designers Republic Photography: Ed CoombesThe cover design is a lavish symmetrical pattern, cartoon-like.

It was commissioned, by the Designers Republic. Ed Coombes, responsible for the photography, is in fact another member of the Coombes family; the French version features the band playing Twister on the cover. Director: Dom and NicThe video begins with various shots of Gaz Coombes' eyes, ears/sideburns and mouth all three of the band are shown with Gaz in the foreground whilst Danny Goffey and Mick Quinn shake their heads wildly behind him. A bathtub in a black room is seen, with the leaves of a potted fern dangling over it. Yellow rubber ducks are later seen in the water. Scenes of the band in an white room playing their instruments, dancing crazily, jumping around in front of a mirror and holding up screens of each other are shown. By this point all three members of Supergrass are sitting together in the bathtub naked, flicking each other with water and pulling faces. On the bathtub lurches forward and speeds off with the band still inside, holding onto the taps for support. At one stage there is use of a clapperboard.

During one of the final choruses and Danny lift a screen up in front of Gaz and he'transforms' into a woman. The video ends with the band walking in an odd fashion off into the distance as the picture fades out. Throughout the video there is the occasional use of strobe lighting. Gaz Coombes uses his red Gibson SG guitar during filming. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics