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Office of Naval Research

The Office of Naval Research is an organization within the United States Department of the Navy responsible for the science and technology programs of the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps. Established by Congress in 1946, its mission is to plan and encourage scientific research to maintain future naval power and preserve national security, it carries this out through funding and collaboration with schools, government laboratories, nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, overseeing the Naval Research Laboratory, the corporate research laboratory for the Navy and Marine Corps. NRL conducts a broad program of scientific research and advanced development. ONR Headquarters is in the Ballston neighborhood of Virginia. ONR Global has offices overseas in Santiago, Sao Paulo, Prague and Tokyo. ONR was authorized by an Act of Congress, Public Law 588, subsequently approved by President Harry S. Truman on 1 August 1946, its stated mission is "planning and encouraging scientific research in recognition of its paramount importance as related to the maintenance of future naval power and the preservation of national security."Today, ONR carries this out through funding with grants and contracts scientists and engineers who perform basic research, technology development, advanced technology demonstrations ONR's Science and Technology Portfolio is allocated as follows: "10% Quick Reaction & Other S&T, 30% Acquisition Enablers, 10% Leap Ahead Innovations, 40% Discovery & Invention," 10% Other.

ONR reports to the U. S. Secretary of the Navy through the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research and Acquisition; the Chief of Naval Research is Rear Admiral David J. Hahn and the Vice Chief of Naval Research is Brigadier General Christian F. Wortman, United States Marine Corps, who serves as Director of United States Marine Corps Futures Directorate and Commanding General of the United States Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory. ONR executes its mission through science and technology departments, corporate programs, the Naval Research Laboratory, the ONR Global office. ONR has six science and technology departments that support a broad range of subjects, which span such efforts as combating terrorism, sea warfare, life sciences; these fund basic research programs through U. S. universities. S. industry and companies. Additionally, ONR has an Office of Transition that supports technology transitions to the Navy and Marine Corps. ONR supports many Corporate research and education programs, including: Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program Multidisciplinary Research Program of the URI Defense University Research Instrumentation Program of the URI DoD Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Young Investigator Program DoD National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program of the URI Summer Faculty Research Program Faculty Sabbatical Leave Program Naval High School Science Awards Program HBCU Future Engineering Faculty Fellowship Program HBCU/Minority Institutions Program Science and Engineering Apprentice Program The Naval Research Laboratory was founded in 1923 and today employs over 2,500 scientists and engineers.

NRL is the corporate research laboratory for the Navy and Marine Corps and conducts a broad program of scientific research and advanced development. It has a prestigious history, including the development of the first U. S. radar system, synthetic lubricants, over-the-horizon radar, the first U. S. surveillance satellite, the Clementine space mission. A few of the Laboratory's current specialties include plasma physics, space physics, materials science, tactical electronic warfare. ONR Global regional offices are located in: RAF Blenheim Crescent, London, U. K. Santiago, Chile Tokyo, Japan Australia Singapore Prague, Czech Republic ONR Global is a supporter of the Global Security Challenge at the London Business School. ONR's investments have enabled many firsts, including the launch of the first U. S. intel satellite. Others include: The ONR has sponsored symposia such as the Symposium on Principles of Self-Organization at Allerton Park in 1960. Related organizations and agencies Office of Naval Research Homepage Naval Research Laboratory Homepage

Socialtainer

Socialtainer is the Korean language term for an entertainer or celebrity, invested in social issues. The word is used in South Korean media in newspapers, show business; the meaning of the term has been defined as "celebrities who are known for their work and advocacy for social justice."The word is a compound of "social" and "entertainer."In 2011, Korean English language media called socialtainer a buzzword in Korea, referring to a celebrity activist, said the word was not in an English dictionary. In that year, media made a distinction between the words socialtainer and "politainer"; however again in 2012, socialtainer was still defined by some media as "referring to entertainers who express their political ideas and give their opinions on social issues."The academic world has taken more than one look at the word, the phenomenon, from the perspective of the celebrity and the audiences they affect. At Dongguk University they compared it to the ranking of the real-time word search referring to the internet expression, "bright entertainers" on social networking service sites, like Twitter and Facebook.

They say socialtainers are limited by their appeal and stimulation toward the public, secondly, in their limited knowledge and carelessness in what they say in public and online. On July 13, 2011, a controversy ensued, after one of the major Korean broadcast stations, MBC, banned appearances by socialtainers, including actress and activist Kim Yeo-jin, which expanded to a debate over whether it was appropriate for entertainers to use their celebrity to influence the public, using SNS sites, a popular communication among young people. A protest was held by active socialtainers, including writer Gong Ji-young, professors from Seoul National University, Sungkonghoe University, the team leader of the People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, who referenced the government's need to maintain "freedom of speech."Celebrities in Korea are seen to be influential, but sharing their opinions on certain topics is something they monitor, due to media and "netizen" scrutiny. Some who were reported to receive a backlash involving "contentious issues" were Broadcaster Kim Mi-hwa, suspended from her radio program, entertainer Kim Je-dong and rocker Yoon Do-hyun who were banned from appearing on televised programs.

Singer Lee Seung-chul is a well-known" advocate. Comedian Kim Je-dong, is a political liberal who hosted conservative party head, President Park Geun-hye on television. Singer Lee Hyori, called a forerunner of the craze, gave up meat to become a vegetarian. In December 2014, she gave her public support of laid off workers at SsangYong Motor on Twitter, announcing that she wanted to see the new car Tivoli sell well so they would be hired again, adding that, if it happened, she would dance in front of the car in a bikini. Rapper Sean, sometimes mistaken for a social worker, his wife, actress Jung Hye-young, donate to hospitals and charities. Actor Cha In-pyo and his wife Shin Ae-ra, called two of the most influential advocates, are active with Compassion International and North Korean refugee rights. Actor and Director Yoo Ji-tae has drawn attention to the mistreatment of women. A June 2012 news report listed the results of a poll by Panelnow, which asked about 20,000 people, "Who is the socialtainer that best represents Korea?"

Thiry percent of the respondents voted for male broadcaster Kim Je-dong, followed by male singer Kim Jang-hoon, actress Lee Hyori, actress Kim Yeo-jin

Trav Walls

Travis Walls, professionally known as Trav Walls, is an American Recording Artist and rapper from Los Angeles California. He is the nephew of former NFL Legend & Actor Timothy Brown; as a child Walls was relocated to Chino Hills, California, a suburb of Los Angeles located in the southwestern corner of San Bernardino County, California. It was there. Between the years of 2012 and 2013 he released 2 indie mixtapes with an exclusive deal through Mixtapetorrent.com which featured production by Clams Casino, Track Bangas, Lex Luger & more. The spread of the mixtape sparked his career and gave him a lot of local support as well as an industry buzz. Travis Walls, Professionally known as Trav Walls was born on April 5, 1988, in Gardena Memorial Hospital located in the south western region of Los Angeles County. After growing up in Los Angeles his family decided it was best for him to move with his Grandparents in Chino Hills, California. Due to bad influences and the growing rise of crime and violence in Los Angeles his grandparents felt it was the best move for him at the time.

Walls developed his love for music while attending Oak Ridge Elementary School in Chino Hills where he learned how to play the Piano and Clarinet. His grandmother would reveal to him that his uncle Timothy Brown was an actor on the 20th Century Fox Television hit TV Series M*A*S*H and several other hit movies and TV shows throughout the 1970s. Walls began to take up acting while in school and would participate in school plays, his Grandmother would teach him about the music business and reveal to him that she was the production manager behind the 1978 release The "Selma" Album released by Warner Music Group. Another major influence in Trav Walls life west coast Legend and Hip Hop Pioneer Joe Cooley of the duo Rodney-O & Joe Cooley. Rodney-O & Joe Cooley were best known for their hit singles "You Don’t Hear Me Tho’ and "Humps for The Blvd". Cooley would visit the family home often, it was that Cooley would critique and guide Walls and help him develop his first raps. He would give walls a breakdown of west coast rap history and express the importance of its tradition.

Between the years of 2012 and 2013 Trav Walls released indie mixtapes through various mixtape outlets. The mixtapes featured singles with production by Clams Casino, Track Bangas, Lex Luger, Young Chop and other producers; the spread of the mixtape and singles sparked his career and gave him a lot of local support as well as an industry buzz. While promoting his releases Walls felt that he needed to grow a more organic following leading him to make the decision to tour and perform for following 2 years. In the summer of 2015 after gaining a lot of popularity from touring, performing with major artist and his released works, Walls decided to publish a promotional video that would go viral and would land on internet powerhouse worldstarhiphop and other notable online sites. Directly after he would release his singled titled "Not Me." The single ended up catching the attention of recording industry powerhouse's The Source, worldstarhiphop, & AllHipHop. Other publications that supported the single were Funkmaster Flex's publication inflexwetrust.com, 50 Cent's thisis50.com, Grammy Award winning & OVO Sound producer Boi-1da's boi-1da.net.

Each publication credited Walls's as a talented and unique Recording Artist with a charismatic style of rap. Young Thug's HyTunes Tour at The Observatory, Santa Ana, October 11th 2015 Iamsu!'s Only The Real Tour at the Glass House, California March 6, 2014 Meek Mill's Dreams And Nightmares Tour at The Observatory, Santa Ana California, April 27th 2013 Power 106's KPWR House Party Concert Series Tour, June 28, 2014 - August 23 2014. With Sean Kingston, Chief Keef & ASAP Ferg Power 106's KPWR Christmas Mega Concert series with ASAP Ferg at the Yost Theater, Santa Ana California December 2014 Trav Walls Official Site MTV Artist Page

Nyker

Nyker is a small town on Bornholm with a population of 684. It is located 7.2 kilometres by road northeast of Rønne. Nyker has one of Ny Kirke; the artist Bente Hammer, who lives in the village, works with fabrics and designs dresses for clients such as Queen Margrethe and the actress Ghita Nørby. The village is home to Bornholms Frie Idrætsskole, founded in 2005 just after the closure of the municipal school. In 2010, there were 179 students from kindergarten through to Grade 9; the Nyker Brød bakery located on the main street delivers its products to the whole of Denmark. Nyker used to have a station on the Rønne-Allinge-Sandvig line, now a private house; the pavilion which used to serve Mæby Halt between Nyker and Klemensker has been restored and now stands in the sports area at the Free Sports School. From Nyker Hovedgade, a 5 km long track, Nordre Jernbanesti, follows the old railroad to Gartnervangen in Rønne where the now demolished Rønne North station was once located. Official website

Roy Helu

Roy Ziegler Helu Jr. is a former American football running back. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft, he played college football at Nebraska. Helu set the Redskins' franchise record of most receptions in single game with 14 catches in a game against the San Francisco 49ers in 2011; as a high school football player at San Ramon Valley High School, Helu was a successful running back and return specialist, who played some free safety. In his junior year at San Ramon Valley, Helu ran for 1,526 yards rushing and scored 19 touchdowns on 186 carries, averaged 8.6 yards per carry. He had 30 receptions for 500 yards receiving and four touchdowns, which earned him All-East Bay League honors. During Helu's senior year, he helped San Ramon Valley to a 10–2 record in 2006, he finished his senior year with 11 touchdowns. He had 300 yards receiving on 20 receptions and 1 touchdown, recorded one interception as a free safety, he earned first-team all-league honors his senior year as a running back.

Despite fighting injuries, Helu rushed for over 1,000 yards each of his last two years at Nebraska. By the time he graduated in 2011, he was 4th on the Huskers all-time rushing list, broke Nebraska's single-game rushing record by rushing for 307 yards and scoring three touchdowns vs. Missouri on October 30, 2010, he is known for hurdling ability. Helu was selected 105th overall in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, he would be joined by Nebraska teammates, DeJon Gomes and Niles Paul, who were drafted after him. On November 6, 2011 in his first career start, Helu broke the Redskins all-time record for receptions in a game with 14 catches, in a loss against the San Francisco 49ers; the following two weeks, in losses to Miami and Dallas, Helu had a combined 14 rushes and 5 receptions as Coach Mike Shanahan split running back duties between Helu and Ryan Torain. Coach Shanahan said, “I like Helu, he’s doing some great things. I don’t want to put too much pressure on him too early. He’s not ready for that.

But he’s gaining experience, I like what I see.”On November 27, 2011, Helu rushed for a Redskins rookie-record 108 yards on 23 carries and a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks' top-ten ranked run defense. While running for a touchdown, he hurdled Roy Lewis, he was named the full-time starter by Coach Shanahan, responded with two consecutive 100 yard performances. Following his 126-yard performance against the New England Patriots, Helu led all active rookies in rush yards, his streak of three consecutive 100 yard games is the most by any Redskins rookie in franchise history. At the end of the 2011 NFL season, Helu was Redskins' leader in rushing yards. On January 16, 2012, Helu along with fellow rookie, Ryan Kerrigan, were named to the Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers of America all-rookie team. After the NFL changed the rule in 2012 to allow players' jerseys to include generational titles in their names, Helu adopted "Jr." to the back of his jersey. He was expected to compete for the starting spot in the 2012 season against Tim Hightower and Evan Royster, but ended up losing the competition to rookie Alfred Morris.

His second season was cut short after being placed on injured reserve on September 26, 2012 due to lower leg injuries and turf toe. He finished the season 45 receiving yards on seven receptions. Helu returned from injury and secured his place as the second string running back behind Morris during the 2013 preseason. In a 45-41 Week 7 win against the Chicago Bears, he recorded his first multi-scoring game, recording three touchdowns. In 2014, Helu had no competition for the second-string running back job, won it over fellow running backs Silas Redd, Evan Royster, Chris Thompson, Lache Seastrunk. On March 10, 2015, Helu signed a two-year contract worth over $4 million with the Oakland Raiders, he was placed on the team's injured reserve list on July 29, 2016, ending his season, was waived from the team a few days later. Helu was born to Roy Helu Sr. and Kilistofa Helu on December 7, 1988 in California. His father played rugby for the United States national team from 1981 to 1987, including playing in the 1987 Rugby World Cup.

He is married to retired professional volleyball player and fellow Nebraska Cornhusker alum, Dani Mancuso. Helu is of Tongan descent, he is a devout Christian. Oakland Raiders bio Washington Redskins bio Nebraska Cornhuskers bio

Dolomiten

Dolomiten is an Italian local daily newspaper, based in Bozen/Bolzano. It is the oldest and most important German-language newspaper published in South Tyrol, a region where German is spoken by the majority of the inhabitants; the title takes the German name of the Dolomites. Founded in 1882 as the Der Tiroler, was renamed Der Landsmann in August 1923 after the ban of use the "Tirolo" name in all its forms by the fascist government. In October 1925 the newspaper was forced to close due to its anti-fascist stance and reopened two years after, only under heavy and restrictive terms, as the media outlet of the catholic association Azione Cattolica, through the branch at the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Trento and in 1926 was renamed with the present name Dolomiten. In 1943 the newspaper was closed again, by the German-Nazi administration in Italy, a number of journalists were deported to the Dachau concentration camp; the publication was reopened only in 1945, after obtaining the permission by the Allied military government.

Today the newspaper publishes a number of weekly and monthly inserts, focused on entertainment and financial issues. Official website