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National Football League Rookie of the Year Award

Various entities present a National Football League Rookie of the Year Award each season to the top rookie in the National Football League. The NFL considers the of the year awards by the Associated Press to be its official honor; the AP awards and Pepsi's rookie of the year award are presented each year at the NFL Honors. The Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year award is an annual award given since 2002 to the top rookie in the NFL; the winner is selected by fans through an online voting process at NFL.com. Every week during the NFL regular season, five finalists are chosen for the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week award, the winner is determined by fan voting online; those results are used to help determine the finalists for the Rookie of the Year award. Voting concludes the week before the Super Bowl. More than 350,000 votes were cast for the inaugural award in 2002, 1.002 million votes in 2009, more than 1.59 million votes in 2010. Since 2011, the winner of the Pepsi Rookie of the Year award is announced at the NFL Honors show the night before the Super Bowl.

The Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers Association Rookie of the Year awards have been given annually to an offensive and defensive rookie in the NFL since 1969, except in 1985. In 2013, PFWA began selecting an overall NFL rookie of the year in addition to its offensive and defensive honors; the winners are chosen by Pro Football Weekly writers/editors and PFWA members. The Sporting News NFL Rookie of the Year award is chosen annually by NFL players and executives. There were 617 voters in 2010, 632 voters in 2011, over 800 voters in 2012

Peter Nowalk

Peter Nowalk is an American television writer and producer. Nowalk was born in New Jersey and attended Brown University, he co-wrote The Hollywood Assistants Handbook, published by Workman Books in 2008. In the same year he began working in the Shonda Rhimes medical drama series, Grey's Anatomy as recurring writer and executive story editor and supervising producer, he is co-executive producer of Scandal. Nowalk wrote "Everything's Coming Up Mellie", the seventh episode of the third season of Scandal in 2013. Nowalk is the creator and executive producer of the ABC drama series, How to Get Away with Murder produced by ShondaLand. Grey's Anatomy Scandal How to Get Away with Murder Peter Nowalk on IMDb Peter Nowalk on Twitter

Southern stingray

The southern stingray is a whiptail stingray found in tropical and subtropical waters of the Western Atlantic Ocean from New Jersey to southern Brazil. It has a flat, diamond-shaped disc, with a mud brown and grey dorsal surface and white underbelly; the barb on its tail is covered in a venomous mucous, used for self-defense. The southern stingray is adapted for life on the sea bed; the flattened, diamond-shaped body has sharp corners, making it more angular than the discs of other rays. The top of the body varies between olive brown and green in adults, dark grey in juveniles, whilst the underside is predominantly white; the wing-like pectoral fins are used to propel the stingray across the ocean bottom, whilst the slender tail possesses a long and venomous spine at the base, used for defence. These spines are not fatal to humans, but are painful if stepped on; the eyes are situated on top of the head of the southern stingray, along with small openings called spiracles. The location of the spiracles enables the stingray to take in water whilst lying on the seabed, or when buried in sediment.

Water enters the spiracles and leaves through the gill openings, bypassing the mouth, on the underside. Female stingrays can grow to a disc width of 150 cm, contrary to the smaller male stingrays that reach maximum size at 67 cm. Southern stingrays are nocturnal predators, who spray water from their mouths or flap their fins vigorously to disturb the substrate and expose hidden prey; this bottom-dwelling species is found singly or in pairs, can reach population densities estimated up to 245 per km2 in certain shallow systems thought to be nursery grounds. Hypanus americanus exhibit wave-like locomotion using their pectoral fins; this wave-like motion is important for Hypanus americanus because it allows them to escape predators, forage efficiently, maneuver quickly. They travel large distances and their foraging area is expansive. One study provided observations that Hypanus americanus swim along the tide, because of the greater food availability along tides. Hypanus americanus are able to do this because of their high maneuverability and efficient wave-like locomotion.

Hypanus americanus either remain solitary or form groups. Groups of Hypanus americanus are observed when they mate, for predator protection or when they are just resting. In one study, it was evident that when scientists revealed the contents of the stomach of one Hypanus americanus, they found evidence of a great variety of ingested prey, such as small fishes and crustaceans; as mentioned earlier in this article, the Hypanus americanus swim with a wave-like motion, thus making it easier for them to maneuver and help explain why their foraging area is so vast. They can be identified as opportunistic feeders and continuous foragers, since they exhibit continuous feeding of multiple organisms throughout the day. To avoid predators, Hypanus americanus cover themselves in substrate, their tails contain venom and are utilized as protection from predators. Some predators of Hypanus americanus are Hammerhead Sharks. In shallow waters, there is a commensal foraging relationship between Hypanus americanus fish and Phalacrocorax auritus birds in coastal areas like the Gulf of Mexico.

When foraging, the Hypanus americanus dig through the substrate in search of food. Hypanus americanus are ovoviviparous. Mother's bodies protect unborn offspring; the embryos receive nutrients from the yolk sack early in development. In development, when the yolk sac is absorbed, the embryos obtain nutrients from the histotroph. After the Hypanus americanus offspring are born, are outside of the mother's body, parental care ceases. In captivity, gestation lasted 135 to 226 days. There is published evidence about the mating systems of Hypanus americanus. Mating stingrays are encountered in the wild. One study, does provide detailed observations of Hypanus americanus mating; this study involves observations of one female mating with two males. The study mentions that the female was chased by the two males, with one of the male's biting the female's fin. After copulation, the male releases the female from his bite on her. In addition, soon after giving birth, Hypanus americanus females have the ability to mate again.

Geographical location plays a large role in the age of sexual maturity. Observations from studies of breeding behavior. One study shows that when females were placed in captivity, they were considered mature when they were impregnated. In this case, males who were 3 or 4 years old were considered to be mature. There is a difference in the rate at which the females bear young, depending on whether they are raised in captive natural environments or in natural environments. Females raised in captivity bear offspring twice a year, females that are raised in the wild bear offspring once a year. In addition, there is a positive correlation between the size of the mother and the number of offspring. There is a difference in nurseries for where the Hypanus americanus offspring are raised: there are primary and secondary nurseri

Miah-Marie Langlois

Miah-Marie Langlois is a Canadian professional basketball player for WBC Dynamo Novosibirsk and the Canadian national team, with whom she participated at the 2014 FIBA World Championship. Langlois attended the University of Windsor from 2010 to 2014, where she led the Windsor Lancers to four consecutive CIS national championships, she was a three-time CIS Final Eight Tournament MVP, three-time CIS All-Canadian Defensive Player of the Year. Langlois was a member of the Canada women's national basketball team which participated in basketball at the 2015 Pan American Games held in Toronto, Canada July 10 to 26, 2015. Canada opened the preliminary rounds with an easy 101–38 win over Venezuela; the following day they beat Argentina 73–58. The final preliminary game was against Cuba; the game went down to the wire with Canada eking out a 71–68 win. Canada would face Brazil in the semifinal. Everything seemed to go right in the semifinal game. Canada opened the game with an 11–2 run on seven consecutive points by Miranda Ayim.

Langlois contributed. In the third quarter Canada out rebounded Brazil and hit 69% of their field goals to score 33 points in the quarter. Lizanne Murphy and Nirra Fields hit three-pointers to help extend the lead to 68–39 at the end of three quarters. Canada continued to dominate in the fourth quarter with three-pointers by Kim Gaucher. Canada went on to win the game 91–63 to earn a spot in the gold-medal game against the USA; the gold-medal game matched up the host team Canada against USA, in a sold out arena dominated by fans in red and white and waving the Canadian flag. The Canadian team, arm in arm, sang. After trading baskets early the US edged out to a double-digit lead in the second quarter; however the Canadians, spurred on by the home crowd cheering, fought back and tied up the game at halftime. In the third quarter, it was Canada's time to shine as they outscore the US 26–15; the lead would reach as high as 18 points. The USA would fight back, but not all the way and Canada won the game and the gold-medal 81–73.

It was Canada's first gold-medal in basketball in the Pan Am games. Nurse was the star for Canada with 33 points, hitting 11 of her 12 free-throw attempts in 10 of her 17 field-goal attempts including two of three three-pointers. Langois had two steals. Langlois played for Canada at the 2015 FIBA Americas Women's Championship, a qualifying event used to determine invitations to the 2016 Olympics; the games were held in Edmonton, Canada in August 2015. Canada was assigned to Group A and played Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Cuba in the preliminary rounds. Canada won the first three games with a 94–57 win over Puerto Rico is the closest match; the final preliminary round game was against undefeated Cuba, a team Canada had faced in the Pan Am games. Cuba was expected to challenge Canada. However, Canada defeated Cuba 92–43 to win first place in the group for a spot in the semifinal against the second-place team in group B, Brazil. Langlois recorded the highest on the team; the semifinal game against Brazil was much closer.

Canada led by only six points at halftime but expanded the lead to end up with an 83–66 win, a spot in the gold-medal game. The gold-medal game was a rematch with Cuba. Despite the lopsided result in the preliminary rounds, Canada expected a closer game. Cuba had an eight-point lead early in the game. Canada responded with a 16–0 run to take over the lead, but Cuba responded and took a small lead early in the second half. Canada took the lead back and expanded the lead to end up with the win, 82–66; as the game wound down to the close, the crowd was chanting "Rio","Rio","Rio" in recognition of the fact that the win qualifies Canada for the Olympics in Rio in 2016. Langlois recorded the highest on the team. Miah-Marie Langlois at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com Miah-Marie Langlois at FIBA

Hildegarde Withers

Hildegarde Withers is a fictional character, an amateur crime-solver, who has appeared in several novels, short stories and films. She was created by Stuart Palmer. Miss Withers "whom the census enumerator had listed as'spinster, born Boston, age thirty-nine, occupation school teacher'" becomes an amateur sleuth in the first book of the series, her adventures are comic but are straightforward mysteries. She is a partial variation on Agatha Christie's Miss Marple. "A lean, angular spinster lady, her unusual hats and the black cotton umbrella she carries are her trademark.... Hildegarde collects tropical fish, abhors alcohol and tobacco, appears to have an irritable disposition. However, she is a romantic at heart and will extend herself to help young lovers." She collaborates, butts heads, with Inspector Oscar Piper, a high-ranking homicide detective in the New York Police Department. Edna May Oliver starred in the first three screen adaptations, produced by RKO Radio Pictures, is considered by fans of the film series the definitive Miss Withers.

When Oliver left RKO in 1935 to sign with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, RKO attempted to continue the series with Helen Broderick and ZaSu Pitts, but Oliver's presence was sorely missed and the films were poorly received. Author Palmer approved of Oliver's characterization so much that he gave the actress a mention in his Hollywood-based Withers novel The Puzzle of the Happy Hooligan. Stuart Palmer collaborated with fellow mystery writer Craig Rice on several short stories that teamed Hildegarde Withers with Rice's lawyer-sleuth John J. Malone; this collaboration led to a Hollywood film, but due to contractual problems, Withers' character wound up being omitted from the movie. She was replaced by a feisty widow known as "Mrs. O'Malley"; the film, a comic mystery released in 1950 as Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone, starred James Whitmore and Marjorie Main as the title characters. In 1972, CBS made a Withers television movie with Eve Arden as Withers and James Gregory as Piper; the movie was well-received but there weren't any sequels.

The Penguin Pool Murder Murder on Wheels Murder on the Blackboard The Puzzle of the Pepper Tree The Puzzle of the Silver Persian The Puzzle of the Red Stallion The Puzzle of the Blue Banderilla The Puzzle of the Happy Hooligan Miss Withers Regrets Four Lost Ladies The Green Ace Nipped in the Bud Cold Poison Hildegarde Withers Makes the Scene, completed by Fletcher Flora after Palmer's death The Riddles of Hildegarde Withers The Monkey Murder and other Tales The People Vs. Withers and Malone, written with Craig Rice, crossover with Rice's John J. Malone character Hildegarde Withers: Uncollected Riddles'The Riddle of the Dangling Pearl"The Riddle of the Flea Circus"The Riddle of the Forty Costumes"The Riddle of the Brass Band"The Riddle of the Yellow Canary"The Riddle of the Blueblood Murders"The Riddle of Forty Naughty Girls"The Riddle of the Hanging Men"The Riddle of the Black Spade"The Riddle of the Marble Blade"The Riddle of the Whirling Lights"The Bill in the Saucer"The Riddle of the Doctor’s Double"The Riddle of the Jack of Diamonds"A Fingerprint in Cobalt"The Riddle of the Purple Postcards"The Riddle of the Beggar on Horseback"Miss Withers and the Unicorn"The Riddle of the Green Ice"The Puzzle of the Scorned Woman"The Hungry Hippo"To Die in the Dark"The Riddle of the Twelve Amethysts"SNAFU Murder"The Riddle of the Black Museum"The Monkey Murder"The Riddle of the Double Negative"The Long Worm"Fingerprints Don’t Lie"The Riddle of the Tired Bullet"Once Upon a Train"Where Angels Fear to Tread"Cherchez la Femme"The Jinx Man"Four Lost Ladies"Rift in the Loot"Hildegarde and the Spanish Cavalier"You Bet Your Life"Withers and Malone, Brain-Stormers"Who is Sylvia?"Withers and Malone, Crime-Busters"The Return of Hildegarde Withers"Hildegarde Withers Is Back"Hildegarde Plays It Calm' The Penguin Pool Murder, starring Edna May Oliver Murder on the Blackboard, starring Edna May Oliver Murder on a Honeymoon, starring Edna May Oliver Murder on a Bridle Path, starring Helen Broderick The Plot Thickens, starring ZaSu Pitts Forty Naughty Girls, starring ZaSu Pitts A Very Missing Person, starring Eve Arden, with Julie Newmar.

Based on Hildegarde Withers Makes the Scene, completed by Fletcher Flora after Palmer's death 1950s lost TV sitcom pilot Amazing Miss Withers, starring Agnes Moorehead and Paul Kelly Stuart Palmer and Hildegarde Withers: An Appreciation, an article by Steven Saylor

Huseyngulu Sarabski

Huseyngulu Sarabski, born Hüseynqulu Malik oğlu Rzayev, was an Azerbaijani opera singer, playwright, stage actor, theatre director, musician. Sarabski was born to poor parents in Baku on Nowruz Eve. At a young age, he was sent to a mullah to study the Koran. Unable to overcome the language barrier and having received severe beatings from the mullah, Huseyngulu managed to convince his parents to let him quit. In 1891, at the age 12, he watched a theatrical performance for the first time, it was staged by amateur actors and called Khan Sarabi adapted from Mirza Fatali Akhundov's play Sarguzasht-i vazir-i Khan-i Lankaran. Young Huseyngulu enjoyed the performance and chose the pseudonym Sarabski reflecting on his first encounter with theatre; as a teenager, he enrolled in Russian night courses for the poor funded by Zeynalabdin Taghiyev. Before becoming a prominent actor, he had been making a living through smithery, stone dressing and blue collar work. Sarabski's first role was that of Rasul in Nariman Narimanov's Dilin balasi.

He acted in dramatic pieces by various Azeri and Western European authors, but it was not until his role in Almansor by Heinrich Heine where his incredible performance of the Hijaz-i Arabi mugham was noticed by composer Uzeyir Hajibeyov leading to Sarabski choosing a career in musical theatre. In 1908, he was assigned the primary role of Majnun in Hajibeyov's opera Majnun. In the next 30 years of his career he would perform Majnun in this opera about 400 times. Starting from 1914, a troupe led by Sarabski and conductor Muslim Magomayev went on tours to Tiflis, Erivan, Tabriz and Teheran to perform Leyli and Majnun and other pieces in front of the local audiences. Back in Baku, the staging was carried out weekly. Between 1923 and 1926 he founded a theatre troupe in a dramatic theatre in Agdam. Before 1918, Sarabski wrote three plays entitled Jahalat, Akhtaran tapar and Na dograrsan gashina, o chixar gashigina and had them staged by both amateur and professional troupes. Sarabski composed lieder "'Mughan" and "Bizim daghlar", as well as the children's song "Ay-ay".

In 1936–1937 he wrote a book called Kohna Baki where along with historical and ethnographic information, he included the history of the city's rich musical traditions. Between 1940 and 1942, Sarabski taught mugham at the Azerbaijan State Conservatoire; some of his students like Sara Gadimova and Shovkat Alakbarova went on to become prominent Azerbaijani singers. Sarabski was buried at the Alley of Honor in Baku. On his deathbed, when he was only able to communicate through writing, he was visited by opera singer Hagigat Rzayeva, asked her to sing an aria from Leyli and Majnun. Following her singing, he added to his will that he would like a piece from that opera to play during his funeral with Rzayeva singing while his body was laid into the grave. List of People's Artists of the Azerbaijan SSR