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Brandon Magee

Brandon Magee is an American football linebacker, a free agent. He played college football at Arizona State. Magee graduated from Centennial High School in Corona, where he was a four-year member of both the varsity baseball and football teams; as a senior, he led the team with 7.5 sacks. He led Centennial High School in sacks as as a senior. During his high school career, Magee totaled 193 tackles, 11.0 sacks, 7 quarterback hurries, 3 pass deflections and 2 fumble recoveries. He had 13 career games with seven or more tackles and eight games with more than 10, he was listed as the No. 18 all-purpose athlete in the West region by Inc.. He was rated as the No. 4 weak side linebacker in the West region and the No. 21 weak side linebacker in the nation by He was rated as the No. 26 outside linebacker in the country, the No. 3 linebacker in the state of California and the state's No. 44 overall player by Magee was coached by Matt Logan at Centennial High School. During his high school career, Magee was a part of Centennial’s Varsity Football team as they claimed League Titles four consecutive seasons from 2004-2007, as well as CIF Southern Section Titles in 2004 and 2007.

He joined his high school teammate Shelly Lyons as member of ASU's 2008 signing class when they both committed to the Sun Devils in January 2008. He chose ASU over University of Arizona, Nebraska and Washington State University. Magee attended Arizona State University, where he was a double major in Sociology, he was a four-year letterman at ASU. As a weak side linebacker, he accumulated 231 tackles, he totaled 10 sacks for a loss of 85 total yards, 24.5 tackles for losses with a net loss of 115 yards. He returned them a total of 56 yards, including one touchdown. Magee had one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, three pass deflections. Magee continued to be a two-sport standout at ASU, as he was an outfielder for the Sun Devil baseball team. During his college career, the team won consecutive Pac-12 titles and twice went to the College World Series. On April 28, 2013, he signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent; the Cowboys gave him $70,000 in guaranteed money, more. He compiled 16 tackles in the team’s first three exhibition games.

He was cut at the conclusion of training camp. He was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns after his release from the Cowboys roster, he appeared in eight games during the 2013 NFL season as a special teams contributor. He was waived on July 23, 2014. Magee was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on July 24, 2014, he was signed to the practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on September 15, before being placed on the injured reserve list with a torn pectoral muscle on December 8, he was waived on March 25, 2015. Magee was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 23rd round of the 2012 Major League Baseball June Amateur Draft and signed with the team in July 2012. Magee was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 29th round in 2008 and by the Oakland Athletics in the 21st round in 2011, he attended spring training with the Boston Red Sox in 2014. Magee was waived by the Buccaneers on March 25, 2015, subsequently reported to Red Sox training camp the same month. During high school, Magee volunteered for several years in the Corona, CA community along with his brother Angelo and his best friends as they hosted an array of functions for the teenaged population.

After Magee's best friend Dominic Redd was murdered while walking home from school, his brother Angelo and his friends vowed to do all they could to keep their peers safe and off the streets by hosting events such as an annual Halloween party, talent shows and assisted with the opening of two community youth centers in Corona entitled Mountain Top. During his time at ASU, Magee visited more than 30 elementary schools across the Phoenix valley to talk to kids about overcoming obstacles, the importance of education and maintaining a positive mindset, he has coordinated health fairs for local elementary school children and their families, as well as visited several hospitals and other youth organizations in the Phoenix area. In addition, Magee has been to Canyon State Academy on several occasions to speak about the benefits of academic success and is an active member on ASU's campus. Magee has six siblings. Arizona State Sun Devils bio

Just the Way You Are (Billy Joel song)

"Just the Way You Are" is a song by Billy Joel from his fifth studio album The Stranger. It was released in September 1977, it became both Joel's first US Top 10 and UK Top 20 single, as well as Joel's first gold single in the US. The song topped the Billboard Easy Listening Chart for the entire month of January 1978. "Just the Way You Are" garnered two Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in 1979. Joel shared that the chord progression for this song came to him while he was dreaming. In an interview on the Howard Stern Radio Show on November 16, 2010, Joel revealed that the inspiration for writing the name of the song and how it sounds in the chorus was directly taken from the last line in the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons song "Rag Doll"; the song, which Joel had written for his first wife Elizabeth Weber, was not liked by either Joel or his band, Joel had decided against making the track a part of The Stranger, but at the request of both Linda Ronstadt and Phoebe Snow, he agreed to put the song on the final mix.

However, the album's producer, Phil Ramone contradicted Joel's claim, stating in an interview that they could not afford to exclude the song because Joel did not have that much material from which to choose for the album. The song shares some similarities to "I'm Not in Love" by 10cc, due to the keyboard and background vocal tape loops Joel and Ramone used. After Joel and Weber split in 1982, Joel performed the song live after 1986 until the 2000s, Joel has publicly stated that he disliked playing the song live in the wake of his divorce from his first wife, he noted that during performances of the song around the time of his first divorce, his drummer Liberty DeVitto would jokingly parody the lyrics in the chorus as "She got the house. She got the car."When "Just the Way You Are" was released as a single, it was shortened by over a minute. The differences are the removal of an earlier fade. A live performance of the song was used as a music video. On February 18, 1978, the song peaked at #3, Joel performed a shorter version of the song as the musical guest that day on Saturday Night Live.

The single version was included in the first release of Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II, but the full album version was restored for the remastered release of that compilation. The saxophone solo was played by a well-known jazz performer and Grammy award winner. Woods was criticized by some purists in the jazz community for playing on a rock session, but in fact he had played on such sessions both for Steely Dan and for Paul Simon; the performance here on a hit record undoubtedly exposed him to a wider audience and introduced his music to rock fans. Harry Connick Jr. on The CD Your Songs from 2009. Saxophonist Houston Person on his 2010 album Moment to Moment. Diana Krall on her CD Live In Paris from 2002. José José on his album Lo Pasado, Pasado. Barry White on his album The Man on 20th Century Records in 1978. Les McCann on his album The Man Frank Sinatra on his album Trilogy: Past Present Future Some Yamaha electronic keyboards from the 1980s used the song as a demonstration track. Yuji Ohno on his album Lupin The Third Jazz: Plays The Others.

Willie Nelson on his album Ride Me Back Home from 2019. 7" U. S. and UK single "Just the Way You Are" – 3:27 "Get It Right the First Time" – 3:54 List of number-one adult contemporary singles of 1978 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics Listen to "Just The Way You Are" on YouTube Listen to "Just The Way You Are" on YouTube

Foxe's Book of Martyrs

The Actes and Monuments, popularly known as Foxe's Book of Martyrs, is a work of Protestant history and martyrology by Protestant English historian John Foxe, first published in 1563 by John Day. It includes a polemical account of the sufferings of Protestants under the Catholic Church, with particular emphasis on England and Scotland; the book was influential in those countries and helped shape lasting popular notions of Catholicism there. The book went through four editions in Foxe's lifetime and a number of editions and abridgements, including some that reduced the text to a Book of Martyrs; the book was produced and illustrated with over sixty distinctive woodcut impressions and was to that time the largest publishing project undertaken in England. Their product was a single volume book, a bit over a foot long, two palms-span wide, too deep or thick to lift with only one hand given it exceeded 1500 pages, weighing about the same as a small infant. Foxe's own title for the first edition, is Actes and Monuments of these Latter and Perillous Days, Touching Matters of the Church.

Long titles were conventionally expected at the time, so this title continues and claims that the book describes "persecutions and horrible troubles", "wrought and practiced by the Roman Prelates, speciallye in this realm of England and Scotland". Foxe's temporal range was "from the yeare of our Lorde a thousand unto the tyme nowe present"Following on the heels of the first edition, the 1570 edition was in two volumes and had expanded considerably; the page count went from 1,800 pages in 1563 to over 2,300 folio pages. The number of woodcuts increased from 60 to 150; as Foxe wrote about his own living contemporaries, the illustrations could not be borrowed from existing texts, as was practiced. The illustrations were newly cut to depict particular details, linking England's suffering back to "the primitive tyme" until, in volume I, "the reigne of King Henry VIII". Foxe's title for the second edition is quite different from the first edition where he claimed his material as "these latter days of peril...touching on matters of the Church'.

In 1570, Foxe's book is an "Ecclesiastical History" containing "the acts and monuments of thynges passed in every kynges tyme in this realm, specially in the Church of England". It describes "persecutions, horrible troubles, the suffering of martyrs, other such thinges incident... in England and Scotland, all other foreign nations". The second volume of the 1570 edition has its own title page and, again, an altered subject. Volume II is an "Ecclesiastical History conteyning the Acts and Monuments of Martyrs" and offers "a general discourse of these latter persecutions, horrible troubles and tumults styred up by Romish Prelates in the Church". Again leaving the reference, to which church, the title concludes "in this realm of England and Scotland as also to all other foreign nations apparteynyng". Actes and Monuments for all its existence has popularly been called the Book of Martyrs; the linking of titles is an expected norm for introducing John Foxe's sixteenth century work. William Haller observed that " Edmund Grindal called it a book of martyrs, the name stuck."

It may have contained Grindal's "book of English martyrs". Dismayed by the popular misconception, Foxe tried to correct the error in the second edition; that his appeal was ineffective in his own time is not surprising few people would have read it. Continuing this practice in academic analyses is being questioned in light of Foxe's explicit denial. I wrote no such booke bearying the title Booke of Martyrs. I wrote a booke called the Acts and Monumentes... wherin many other matters be contayned beside the martyrs of Christ. There is evidence that the "martyr" title referred only to the abridgments, as used by John Milner, no friend to Foxe, whose major work Milner situates at the centre of efforts to "inflame hatred" against Catholics in the eighteenth century. We find the lying Acts and Monuments of John Foxe, with large wooden prints of men and women, encompassed with faggots and flames in every leaf of them, chained to the desks of many county churches, whilst abridgements of this inflammatory work are annually issued from the London press under the title of The Book of Martyrs.

Published early in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and only five years after the death of the Roman Catholic Queen Mary I, Foxe's Acts and Monuments was an affirmation of the English Reformation in a period of religious conflict between Catholics and the Church of England. Foxe's account of church history asserted a historical justification, intended to establish the Church of England as a continuation of the true Christian church rather than as a modern innovation, it contributed to encourage nationally endorsed repudiation of the Catholic Church; the sequence of the work in five books, covered first early Christian martyrs, a brief history of the medieval church, including the Inquisitions, a history of the Wycliffite or Lollard movement. It dealt with the reigns of Henry VIII and Edward VI, during which the dispute with Rome had led to the separation of the English Church from papal authority and the issuance of the Book of Common Prayer; the final book treated the reign of the Marian Persecutions.

John Foxe died in 1587. His text, continued to grow. Foxe himself set

José Name Terán

José Antonio Name Terán was a lawyer and former Senator of Colombia. Considered a Liberal caudillo, he was one of the longest serving senators in Congress and one of the most influential politicians of the Caribbean Region of Colombia, he served in Colombia as Minister of Labour, Member of the Chamber of Representatives, a Deputy to the Atlántico Departmental Assembly. In 2007 Name ran for Governor of Atlántico as a Party of the U candidate, obtaining 213,270 votes during the Colombian regional elections, but lost against Eduardo Verano De la Rosa, he died in Bogotá, D. C. on 5 September 2011 of a prolonged respiratory tract infection. Fuad Ricardo Char Abdala Roberto Gerlein Echeverría


Escargots, IPA:, is a delicacy consisting of cooked edible land snails. They are served as an hors d'oeuvre and consumed by the French people, as well as people in Germany, Great Britain, Portugal and Spain, they are typical of the cuisines of Cyprus and other areas of mainland Greece, as well as of the North African countries Tunisia and Morocco. The word escargot is sometimes applied to living examples of those species which are eaten in this way. In British English, the menu item is referred to as snails; the first recorded use in English of the French word escargot to mean "edible snail" dates from 1892. The French word derives from escaragol and thence escargol, is – via Vulgar Latin coculium and Classical Latin conchylium – from the Ancient Greek konchylion, which meant "edible shellfish, oyster"; the Online Etymological Dictionary writes, "The form of the word in Provençal and French seems to have been influenced by words related to scarab." Not all species of land snail are edible, many are too small to make it worthwhile to prepare and cook them.

Among the edible species, the palatability of the flesh varies from species to species. In France, the species Helix pomatia is most eaten; the "petit-gris" Cornu aspersa and Helix lucorum are eaten. Several additional species, such as Elona quimperiana, are popular in Europe. Apple snails are consumed in Asia and can be found in Asian markets in North America. Snail shells have been found in archaeological excavations, indicating snails have been eaten since prehistoric times. A number of archaeological sites around the Mediterranean have been excavated yielding physical evidence of culinary use of several species of snails; the Romans in particular are known to have considered escargot an elite food, as noted in the writings of Pliny. The edible species Otala lactea has been recovered from the Roman-era city Volubilis in present-day Morocco. More African land snails have been known to be edible. In the late 1980s, escargots represented a $300-million-a-year business in the United States. May 24 has been designated "National Escargot Day" in the United States.

In French cuisine, the snails are purged, removed from their shells, cooked, placed back into the shells with the butter and sauce for serving. Additional ingredients may be added, such as garlic, thyme and pine nuts. Special tongs for holding the shell and forks for extracting the meat are normally provided, they are served on indented metal trays with places for six or 12 snails. In Cretan cuisine the snails are first boiled in white wine with bay leaves and onion and coated with flour and fried with rosemary and vinegar. In Maltese cuisine, snails of the petit gris variety are simmered in red wine or ale with mint and marjoram; the snails are cooked, served in their shells. In Moroccan cuisine, snails called"Ghlal", are a popular street food, they are cooked in a jar filled with special spices and herbs. After cooking time, Moroccan snails are consumed hot. Moroccan snails are enjoyed during winter as they are believed to be beneficial for health when dealing with the common cold or rheumatism.

Like most molluscs, escargots are high in protein and low in fat content. Escargots are estimated to contain 2.4 % fat and about 80 % water. The snails are first prepared by purging them of the undesirable contents of their digestive systems; the process used to accomplish this varies, but involves a combination of fasting and purging or feeding them on a wholesome replacement. The methods most used can take several days. Farms producing Cornu aspersum for sale exist in the United States. In both regions, escargot are considered a delicacy. Farm-raised snails are fed a diet of ground cereals. Escargot de Quimper Common periwinkle Snail caviar Conch Snail Daily Fiber Food: Escargot Nutritional Value Escargot Recipes