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A nanosecond is an SI unit of time equal to one billionth of a second, that is, 1/1,000,000,000 of a second, or 10−9 seconds. The term combines the prefix nano- with the basic unit for one-sixtieth of a minute. A nanosecond is equal to 1⁄1000 microsecond. Time units ranging between 10−8 and 10−7 seconds are expressed as tens or hundreds of nanoseconds. Time units of this granularity are found in telecommunications, pulsed lasers, related aspects of electronics. 0.5 nanoseconds – the half-life of beryllium-13. 0.96 nanoseconds – 100 Gigabit Ethernet Interpacket gap 1.0 nanosecond – cycle time of an electromagnetic wave with a frequency of 1 GHz. 1.0 nanosecond – electromagnetic wavelength of 1 light-nanosecond. Equivalent to 0.3m radio band. 1.016703362164 nanoseconds – time taken by light to travel 1 foot in a vacuum. 3.3356409519815 nanoseconds – time taken by light to travel 1 metre in a vacuum. 10 nanoseconds – one "shake", approximate time of one generation of a nuclear chain reaction with fast neutrons 10 nanoseconds – cycle time for frequency 100 MHz, radio wavelength 3 m 12 nanoseconds – mean lifetime of a K meson 10 nanoseconds – half-life of lithium-12 20–40 nanoseconds – time of fusion reaction in a hydrogen bomb 30 nanoseconds – half-life of carbon-21 77 nanoseconds – a sixth 96 nanoseconds – Gigabit Ethernet Interpacket gap 100 nanoseconds – cycle time for frequency 10 MHz, radio wavelength 30 m 299 nanoseconds – half-life of polonium-212 333 nanoseconds – cycle time of highest medium wave radio frequency, 3 MHz 500 nanoseconds – T1 time of Josephson phase qubit as of May 2005 1,000 nanoseconds – one microsecond 1,000,000 nanoseconds – one millisecond International System of Units Jiffy Microsecond Millisecond Orders of magnitude Picosecond Second Notes Citations

2018 Chicago Sky season

The 2018 Chicago Sky season is the franchise's 13th season in the Women's National Basketball Association. The regular season tipped off on May 6, concludes on August 19; the Sky finished 2 -- 2 in May. However, the team lost 7 of their next 8 games; the Sky ended. The winning streak didn't last long. All 4 July wins came against eventual playoff teams, but the Sky had 4 losses against teams that would not end up in the playoffs. A 3–4 August meant the Sky missed the playoffs for the second straight year, they were 2 wins behind the 8th seed Dallas Wings. On August 31, 2018, the Sky relieved Amber Stocks as general manager; the Sky made the following selections in the 2018 WNBA draft: Notes – Conference Standing, Playoff Seeds shown to the right of team name x – Clinched Playoff Berth e – Eliminated from playoffs

The Last Rose

The Last Rose is the debut studio album by Laura Wright, the British contemporary classical singer and BBC Radio 2's Young Chorister of the Year Winner 2005. It was released on 25 July 2011 by Decca Records. In an interview, Wright said: “These songs have been passed on for generations. I was taught them by my grandmother when I was young but unless we continue that tradition, they will slip into oblivion.” The Last Rose was Laura Wright's way of reviving the folk tradition and continuing to pass down the songs for generations to come. Wright's album includes many classics such as "Scarborough Fair" and "My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean" alongside basing one track on Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem of the same name; the song is a solo arrangement of Paul Mealor's adaptation of the hymn "Ubi Caritas", performed at the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Overall, the album has received mixed reviews, with The Independent's Andy Gill giving the album a poor review, whilst Simon Gage of the Daily Express called the album "really rather lovely stuff".

The album topped the UK Classical Charts for five weeks from 31 July 2011. The album charted less in the UK Albums Chart, peaking at number twenty four on 6 August 2011, it fell to 67 the following week fell to 71 the week after, before falling to 96 in its fourth week. The album climbed back up to 69, before dropping out of the UK Top 100 after five weeks. List of Classical Artist Albums Chart number ones of the 2010s

Paul Pope

Paul Pope is an American alternative cartoonist. Pope's work combines the precision and romance of European comics artists with the energy and page design of the manga tradition. Pope's two protagonist types are the silent, lanky outsider male of One-Trick Ripoff and Heavy Liquid, he has self-published some of his work, most notably THB, through his own Horse Press, with other work for such publishers as DC Comics/Vertigo and First Second Books. Born in Philadelphia, Pope grew up in Bowling Green, with stops in Columbus, San Francisco, Toronto in between, he describes his influences as Daniel Torres, Bruno Premiani, Jack Kirby, Alex Toth, Tony Salmons, Hugo Pratt, Silvio Cadelo, Vittorio Giardino, Hergé. Pope introduced THB in the same year he began work for Kodansha, Japan's manga publisher. Pope developed the manga Supertrouble for Kodansha, which mined the "cutie-pie" girl adventure vein that THB exists in, his storytelling narratives continue to mature with well-paced, deftly-shaded combinations of science fiction, hardboiled crime stories and the Romeo and Juliet archetype.

Pope's One-Trick Ripoff was published by Dark Horse Comics, Heavy Liquid and 100% were published under DC Comics' Vertigo imprint. In 2006, Pope received an Eisner Award for Best Short Story for his work, "Teenage Sidekick", published in Solo #3. In 2007, Pope won two additional Eisners, Best Writer/Artist and Best Limited Series, for his Batman mini-series, Batman: Year 100. Discussing the story, set in 2039, one hundred years after the first appearance of the caped crusader, Pope said: "I wanted to present a new take on Batman, without a doubt a mythic figure in our pop-psyche. My Batman is not only science fiction, he's a physical superhero: he bleeds, he sweats, he eats. He's someone born into an overarching police state; the story, colored by José Villarrubia, was presented in a four-part prestige format in 2006. DC Comics published a trade paperback collecting Batman: Year 100 in early 2007; the trade includes Pope's "Berlin Batman" story from The Batman Chronicles No. 11. "Berlin Batman" involves a version of Batman who lives in the German Weimar Republic on the eve of World War II.

The Weimar Batman helps keep the papers of Austrian School economist Ludwig von Mises from falling into Nazi hands. Both Batman stories in the collection reflect implicit libertarian themes that appear in Pope's work, he wrote Endgame for Toonami's website and came up with the character Orcelot Rex. Aside from comics, in the fall of 2006 Pope worked with Italian clothing company Diesel on a big store installation during their fall fashion week campaign, a screenprint series based on their'Chelsea Hotel' campaign as a 51st birthday present to Diesel's founder, Renzo Rosso. In the fall of 2008, Pope went a step further by partnering with DKNY to create the DKNY:2089 collection. Pope's first art book, titled Pulphope: The Art of Paul Pope, came out in June 2007. A collection of his most representative work, the 224-page hardcover was published by AdHouse Books. In 2009, Pope was featured in The Cartoonist, a documentary film on the life and work of cartoonist Jeff Smith. Pope spoke at 2006 Sydney Semi-Permanent creative conference.

In 2010, Pope served as a Master Artist with the Atlantic Center for the Arts, a Florida-based artists' community providing artists an opportunity to work and collaborate with contemporary artists in the fields of composing, visual and performing arts. Pope works in New York City. 2000 Friends of Lulu Lulu of the Year nomination 2006 Eisner Award for Best Short Story: "Teenaged Sidekick" in Solo #3 2007 Eisner Award for Best Limited Series: Batman: Year 100 2007 Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist: Batman: Year 100 2010 Reuben Award for Best Comic Book for Strange Adventures 2014 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Teens: Battling Boy Sin Titulo The Corruptor] The Ballad of Doctor Richardson THB: Volume 1 #1-5 Giant THB Parade P-City Parade Giant THB Circus Mars' Mightiest Mek Mek-Power #6a-6d Volume 2 #1 PulpHope 96/7 Buzz Buzz Comics Magazine Escapo The Big Book of...: "Harry Reichenbach: Hollywood's King of Ballyhoo!!" "Glam Rock" Vertigo: Winter's Edge #1: "Tell Me" Batman: The Batman Chronicles #11: "The Berlin Batman" Batman: Gotham Knights #3: "Broken Nose" collected in Black & White Volume 2 Batman: Turning Points #5: "Old as the Stars" collected in Turning Points Batman: Year 100 #1-4 collected as Year 100 Heavy Liquid #1-5 collected as Heavy Liquid 100% #1-5 collected as 100% Weird War Tales Special: "Mind Field" Young Heroes: Fall Fashion 2000 (a, with Heather Elizaldi, a 4-page advertisement ran through all DC book

Flex Lewis

James "Flex" Lewis is a Welsh bodybuilder and has won 7 consecutive 212 Mr. Olympia titles. Regarded as “The GOAT” the Greatest 212lb Bodybuilder of All Time, he lives in Florida. Lewis' interest in bodybuilding began at the age of 12 after discovering a book on Tom Platz, it was Platz's legs, he claims, that inspired Lewis to start bodybuilding. Arnold Schwarzenegger was one of Lewis' biggest idols as a child. One day, when Lewis was home alone, he had scouted his father's shed and came across plastic weights, that his parents wouldn't allow him to use. Despite his parent's prohibition, Lewis would take the weights and hide them under his bed, performing various exercises every night with them, before his parents found out and took them back; this was his introduction to weight training. At the age of 15 Lewis stepped into a gym for the first time, he had played rugby at a high school level and he needed to gain some size for the sport. After coming across a local bodybuilder by the name of Steve Naylor, he was told that his physique had great potential.

He took heed in the advice and trained with Naylor for a year, before he entered his first bodybuilding competition, the Junior Mr. Wales, which he promptly won. Lewis had a tattoo printed on his left arm at the age of 15, which he claims had stretched and morphed itself around his arm as they grew in size. Rugby introduced Flex to weight training for increasing super power and he has the ability to lift an enormous weight and hold it for long periods of time, he is superbly confident enjoying self-admiration and showing off his physique, the result of a strict diet. Lewis' nickname,'Flex’, originated on the rugby pitch instead of the weights room. Lewis was noted for flexibility during his years playing elite level rugby in his native Wales, this allowed him to avoid any number of tackles. At Lewis' first competition, he met International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness Pro Neil Hill who convinced him to try the Y3T method of training. Hill helped Lewis master the rigors of diet planning and he won the Junior Mr. Britain title just four weeks later.

After establishing himself on stage in the UK, Lewis headed to the U. S. where he trained at Milos Sarcev's Kolosseum Gym. As a seven-time winner of Mr. Olympia 212, Lewis is recognised as possessing the world’s greatest 212 physique. Lewis began to train as a bodybuilder after his graduation, made rapid progress. 2018 Mr. Olympia Weekend Bodybuilding: IFBB Pro 212 1st Place 2017 Mr. Olympia Weekend Bodybuilding:IFBB Pro 212 1st Place 2016 Mr. Olympia Weekend Bodybuilding: IFBB Pro 212 1st Place 2015 Mr. Olympia Weekend Bodybuilding: IFBB Pro 212 1st Place 2015 IFBB Pro 212 1st Place 2014 IFBB San Marino Pro: IFBB Pro 212 1st Place 2014 EVL's Prague Pro 212 Bodybuilding: IFBB Pro 212 1st Place 2014 IFBB Korea Grand Prix 212: IFBB Pro 212 1st Place 2014 Mr. Olympia Weekend Bodybuilding: IFBB Pro 212 1st Place 2014 IFBB Arnold sports Festival: IFBB Pro 212 1st Place2013 EVL's Prague Pro 212 Bodybuilding: IFBB Pro 212 1st Place 2013 Mr. Olympia Weekend Bodybuilding: IFBB Pro 212 1st Place 2012 EVL's Prague Pro 212 Bodybuilding: IFBB Pro 212 1st Place 2012 British Grand Prix 212 Bodybuilding: IFBB Pro 212 1st Place 2012 Mr. Olympia Weekend Bodybuilding: IFBB Pro 212 1st Place 2011 Arnold Classic Europe Mens Bodybuilding: Pro Men 5th Place 2011 Mr. Olympia Weekend Men 202: Open 2nd Place 2011 New York Pro Championships Men's 202: Men's 202 Class 2nd Place 2011 Mr. Europe Grand Prix Men's Open: Men's Open Lis 3rd Place 2011 IFBB British Grand Prix Men's 202: Men's 202 List 1st Place 2009 IFBB Atlantic City Pro 202 Division 1st Place 2009 IFBB 202 Challenge 202 Division 5th Place 2008 Europa Pro Overall Division 7th Place 2008 Europa Pro 202 Division 1st Place 2008 Tampa Pro Open Division 7th Place Amateur Competition History: 2007 British Nationals Overall Division 1st Place 2006 Mr. Wales U90, Overall U90 Division 1st Place 2006 Mr. Britain U90 Division 1st Place 2004 Nabba Mr. Universe 1st Place 2004 EFBB Jr.

Mr. Britain 1st Place 2004 EFBB Jr. Mr. Wales 1st Place 2004 Nabba Mr. Europe 1st Place 2004 Nabba Jr. Mr. Britain 1st Place 2004 Nabba Mr. Wales 1st Place 2003 EFBB Jr. Mr. Britain 1st Place 2003 EFBB Novice Mr. Wales 1st Place 2003 EFBB Jr. Mr. Wales 1st Place At the 2014 Arnold Classic he became the first man to be presented as winner of the 212 class. In 2011, Lewis placed third in the IFBB Mr. Europe pro mens. Official website FLEXOnline

Gholamreza Emrani

Gholamreza Emrani is an Iranian linguist and an iconic figure in the field of Sistanian studies. He is best known for his extensive contributions to the Iranian Curriculum Development Center as well as publishing a lot of exquisite works under the title of the Majmue-ye-Sistan concerning with Sistanian dialect documentation. Apart from his academic career and contributions to the Iranian Ministry of Education, he has published many books falling into several categories, including Persian history and literature, numerous articles in linguistics in national language journals. Moreover, the Sistan Series, his multi-volume set of analytical and descriptive documentation of Sistanian dialect, regarded as the best work of its kind in Iran, was appreciated in the Iranian Season's Book Awards ceremony in 2010