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Safety (gridiron football position)

Safety known as a safetyman, is a position in gridiron football played by a member of the defense. The safeties are defensive backs. There are two variations of the position in a typical American formation: the free safety and the strong safety, their duties depend on the defensive scheme. The defensive responsibilities of the safety and cornerback involve pass coverage towards the middle and sidelines of the field, respectively. While American formations use two safeties, Canadian formations have one safety and two defensive halfbacks, a position not used in the American game; as professional and college football have become more focused on the passing game, safeties have become more involved in covering the eligible pass receivers. Safeties are the last line of defense. Safety positions can be converted cornerbacks, either by design or as a cornerback ages. In the era of the one-platoon system, the safety was known as the defensive fullback or goaltender; the free safety tends to watch the play unfold and follow the ball as well as be the "defensive quarterback" of the backfield.

The free safety is assigned to the quarterback in man coverage, but as the quarterback remains in the pocket, the free safety is "free" to double cover another player. On pass plays, the free safety is expected to assist the cornerback on his side and to close the distance to the receiver by the time the ball reaches him. Offenses tend to use the play-action pass to make the free safety expect a run play, which would draw him closer to the line of scrimmage, reduce his effectiveness as a pass defender. Furthermore, quarterbacks use a technique to "look off" a free safety, by looking away from the intended target receiver's side of the field during a pass play, with the intention to lure the free safety away from that side of the field; this phenomenon tests how effective a free safety's wit and athleticism are at defending long pass plays. If the offense puts a receiver in the slot the free safety may be called upon to cover that receiver. Free safeties blitz as well; when this happens, the pressure on the quarterback is very severe since a blitz by a defensive back is not anticipated.

Because of their speed and deep coverage, free safeties are likely to make interceptions. Current examples of free safeties active in the NFL include Earl Thomas III, Eric Weddle, Kurt Coleman, Devin McCourty, Tyrann Mathieu, Kevin Byard, Eddie Jackson; the strong safety tends to be stronger than the free safety. However, the word strong is used because he is assigned to cover the "strong side" of the offense, the side on which the tight end, a big, powerful receiver-type player lines up on offensive plays; the strong safety tends to play closer to the line than the free safety does, assists in stopping the run. He may cover a player, such as a running back or fullback or H-back, who comes out of the backfield to receive a pass. A strong safety's duties are a hybrid of those belonging to a linebacker in a 46 or 3–4 defense and those of the other defensive backs, in that he both covers the pass and stops the run. Strong safeties are not seen in the Canadian game, where the role is filled by the two defensive halfbacks.

Current examples of strong safeties active in the NFL include Eric Reid, Jordan Poyer, Jamal Adams, Patrick Chung, Landon Collins, Malcolm Jenkins, Harrison Smith, Keanu Neal, Karl Joseph, Eric Berry, Tony Jefferson, Derwin James. PhillyBurbs.com Football 101: The Free Safety Online Watch Football

Toivo Horelli

Toivo Johannes Horelli was a Finnish politician of the National Coalition Party. He was a member of the Parliament of Finland in 1933–1945, the Minister of the Interior from May 1941 to March 1943. Horelli and Arno Anthoni, the director of the Finnish State Police, were responsible for the deportation of German refugees that were handed over to the Nazis in November 1942. Eight of the deported were Jews. Horelli was born in the Western Finnish municipality of Kokemäki to the family of Johan Fredrik Mäki-Horelli and Amanda Giers, his father was an uneducated farmer. Horelli went to school in Pori graduating from the Pori Lyceum in 1907, he entered the University of Helsinki and earned the degree of Master of Laws in 1917. In the 1918 Finnish Civil War Horelli fought for the White Guard. After serving the provincial governments in Vyborg and Hämeenlinna, Horelli worked as a bank director in Tampere and Jyväskylä since 1929. In the early 1930s, Horelli supported the fascist Lapua Movement, although he was not an active member, neither did he join its political successor IKL but stayed loyal to the National Coalition Party.

Horelli was elected to the parliament in the 1933 election. Horelli became the Minister of the Interior in March 1943, he was pro-Nazi and anti-communist. During his term, Horelli refused to handle the applications for citizenship by people of Jewish origin, clashed with trade union leaders like Niilo Wälläri. In the fall of 1942, Horelli made a requisition for awarding the SS commander Martin Sandberger with the Order of the White Rose of Finland. In November 1942, Horelli and Arno Anthoni deported a group of refugees who had fled Germany after the 1938 Anschluss. 350 refugees had entered Finland of which some 150 were Jews. As Finland joined the war in 1941, Germany was pressing the Finnish government to hand over the Jewish refugees; the matter was discussed on Heinrich Himmler's visit in the summer of 1942, soon Horelli and Anthony secretly ordered the deportation of 27 refugees, including 8 Jews. On 8 November 1942, they were handed over to Gestapo. According to the documents found in the Estonian state archives, the Jews were killed just two days later.

The intention was to deport all Jews, but the operation was revealed, because of the intervention of the Social Democratic cabinet members Väinö Tanner and K.-A. Fagerholm the deportations were stopped. After the German loss in the Battle of Stalingrad, the prime minister Jukka Rangell was replaced by Edvin Linkomies in March 1943; the German-minded Horelli couldn't hold his post in the new cabinet as its main task was to make peace with the Soviet Union. He was now elected as the Second deputy speaker of the Parliament. In April 1945, the prime minister J. K. Paasikivi requested that certain persons would not stand as a candidate on the 1945 election due to their wartime action, Horelli decided to leave the politics. Horelli never faced a court trial. Poland and the Western Allies wanted Horelli and the State Police officer Ari Kauhanen to be included on the list of war criminals, but the Soviet Union never made a claim to the Finnish government; this was most because the Soviets focused on persons who had committed war crimes against their citizens.

Horelli only appeared in the court as a witness. Before the trial he was questioned by Otto Brusiin. Horelli refused to tell on whose initiative the Jews were deported, saying he would only answer the question in the State court. According to Brusiin, Horelli was antisemitic using the racial slur ″kike″. Horelli never admitted. Instead, Horelli claimed that all were convicted criminals calling them ″saboteurs and thieves″. However, among the deported were two children ages of 2 and 11, only two of the Jewish adults had criminal record. According to the Finnish immigration laws, these offenses were not a justification for deportation. Horelli worked as a bank director in Jyväskylä until his retirement in 1951. Horelli spent his last years in Tampere and died in June 1975 at the age of 86, he is buried to a family grave in the Koomankangas Cemetery in Kokemäki. Horelli was married with Lempi Josefina Lehtonen in 1917; the couple had two children. His brothers were the professor Väinö Horelli and the physician Edvard Johan Horelli, interested in eugenics

Kunětice Mountain Castle

Kunětická Hora Castle is a castle in the Pardubice Region of the Czech Republic. The castle lies on about 6 km from the city of Pardubice; the castle played an important role during the Hussite Wars of the early 15th century, as a fortress of Diviš Bořek of Miletinek. Today the castle is open to the public as a museum, it has the oldest known Renaissance mural in a 1523 work depicting Samson and Delilah. The castle hosts music and theatrical performances. In 1491 it was bought by Vilém of Pernštejn, who ordered the castle rebuilt in the late Gothic style, with two towers and a moat; the construction was continued by Vilém's sons in the early Renaissance style. During the Thirty Years' War, in the early 17th century, the castle was besieged several times; the castle remained a ruin until the early 20th century, when the Pardubice Museum Society was formed. The group purchased the site in 1919 and began reconstruction in 1923, according to the plans of architect Dušan Jurkovič; the rebuilding was completed in 1996.

Today the castle is open to the public as a museum. On display are surviving murals, including a 1523 work depicting Samson and Delilah, the oldest known Renaissance mural in Bohemia; the castle hosts occasional music or theatrical performances. The mountain and castle form a popular weekend destination for people living nearby. Gallery of pictures of Kunětice Mountain Castle virtual show

WIOU (AM)

WIOU is an AM radio station owned by Hoosier AM/FM LLC in Kokomo, Indiana. The station operates on the AM radio frequency of 1350 kHz; the station streams local programming only on their website, www.1350amwiou.com WIOU is a full-time sports station provided by ESPN Radio, since July 1, 2013. Mike and Mike Dan LeBatard with Stugotz Russillo and Kannel The Right Time with Bomani Jones Jalen and Jacoby Purdue University Basketball Indiana University Football and Basketball High School Football, Baseball Network Indiana's Indiana Sports Talk with Bob Lovell WZWZ-FM WMYK-FM Query the FCC's AM station database for WIOU Radio-Locator Information on WIOU Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WIOU WIOU radio station was established by Richard H. Blacklidge, William Naftzger, John Carl Jefferies. Blacklidge was the CEO of the Kokomo Tribune at the time. Naftzger was a local attorney. Jefferies had been with radio station WKMO as general manager; the call letters, WIOU, were chosen by Naftzger's wife, since all were in debt to start the station

Shizuka Kudo Best

Shizuka Kudo Best is the tenth compilation album by Japanese singer Shizuka Kudo. It was released on December 2001, through Pony Canyon; the album is part of the label's greatest hits series My Kore!ction. It was released digitally on July 1, 2012. An abridged version of the compilation, as per the My Kore! Lite series, was released on May 19, 2010. All sixteen songs were remastered digitally for the album; the My Kore! Lite edition was re-released on June 2016 in Ultimate HQCD format. Shizuka Kudo Best did not chart in the top 300 of the Oricon Albums Chart. However, the album has done well digitally since being released for download in 2012; the album ranked at number three on the Recochoku Monthly Albums chart, both in September 2014 and March 2015. It has scored a spot on the Recochoku Year-end Albums chart, appearing on the yearly chart for four consecutive years: at number 15 in 2014, peaking at number 11 in 2015, at number 20 in 2016, ranking at number 59 in 2017. Shizuka Kudo Best charted at number 23 on the Billboard Japan Hot Albums chart in March 2016.

Shizuka Kudo Best on Pony Canyon's official website

Accurate Miniatures

Accurate Miniatures is an American manufacturer of scale plastic model kits. It is located in Concord, North Carolina, United States, their products consist plastic model airplane kits from World War II, though they make model kits of planes and automobiles from other eras. The original Accurate Miniatures was a Charlotte, North Carolina based plastic model company that began business in the mid-1990s, they filed for bankruptcy in June 2001. That year, Accurate Miniatures was purchased from the original owners by Hobby Investors LLC, now called Collins-Habovick, LLC; the transfer included the sale of the company name, logo and intellectual property. Paul Bedford, former general manager of the original Accurate Miniatures, claims the deal was part cash and part debt assumption. In July 2001, Accurate Miniatures, in an attempt to get out of debt, prepared to sell as much as 70% of their tooling to the Bologna, Italy based Italeri; some of the molds included molds for the Avenger, Grumman F3F, Mustang and Yak kits.

However, the sell to Hobby Investors LLC nullified this deal. Unseen to Collins-Habovick was the financial disaster left by the previous management; when the previous management ceased operation, substantial debt remained behind. Mold sets like the B-25 and F-3F were not paid off and mold commitments for the NASCAR stock car, SB2U, an R-4 were not funded at all though a fair amount of tooling had been complete. All of this had to be overcome. Only through the diligent work and patience of the small staff was Accurate Miniatures able to be resurrected to become a successful company, praised by model builders for their high-quality kits and attention to detail. Accurate Miniatures produces model kits of these airplanes: Bell P-39Q Airacobra Bell P-400 Airacobra Bristol Beaufighter NF. I Nightfighter Bristol Beaufighter VIc Bristol Beaufighter TF. X Curtiss SB2C-1C Helldiver Curtiss SB2C-4E Helldiver Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless Douglas SBD-2 Dauntless Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8 Goodyear F2G Corsair Grumman F3F-1 Grumman F3F-2 Grumman Gulfhawk II Grumman TBM-3 Avenger Grumman TBF-1C Avenger Ilyushin Il-2M3 Stormovik Yakovlev Yak-1 North American A-36A Apache North American B-25B Mitchell North American B-25C/D Mitchell North American B-25G Mitchell North American Mustang Mk.

Ia North American F-6A Mustang North American P-51A Mustang North American P-51C Mustang North American P-51D Mustang Republic P-47D-5-RE Thunderbolt Vought SB2U-1 Vindicator Vought SB2U-2 Vindicator Vought SB2U-3 Vindicator Boeing F4B-4 Curtiss P-6E Hawk Curtiss P-40N Warhawk General Atomics RQ-1 Predator McDonnell-Douglas F-4C/D Phantom II McDonnell-Douglas F-4J Phantom II North American P-51B Mustang Bell AH-1G Cobra Bell UH-1B Huey Boeing AH-64 Apache Messerschmitt Bf 109F North American P-51D Mustang Sikorsky HH-60 Nighthawk Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Supermarine Spitfire Vb Accurate Miniatures produced model kits of these automobiles: Corvette Grand Sport McLaren M8B 1/24 scale model automobile wheels 1/48 scale model aircraft decals and accessories MRC's page about AM and its products