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A signature is a handwritten depiction of someone's name, nickname, or a simple "X" or other mark that a person writes on documents as a proof of identity and intent. The writer of a signature is a signer. Similar to a handwritten signature, a signature work describes the work as identifying its creator. A signature may be confused with an autograph, chiefly an artistic signature; this can lead to confusion when people have both an autograph and signature and as such some people in the public eye keep their signatures private whilst publishing their autograph. The traditional function of a signature is to permanently affix to a document a person's uniquely personal, undeniable self-identification as physical evidence of that person's personal witness and certification of the content of all, or a specified part, of the document. For example, the role of a signature in many consumer contracts is not to provide evidence of the identity of the contracting party, but to provide evidence of deliberation and informed consent.

In many countries, signatures may be witnessed and recorded in the presence of a notary public to carry additional legal force. On legal documents, an illiterate signatory can make a "mark", so long as the document is countersigned by a literate witness. In some countries, illiterate people place a thumbprint on legal documents in lieu of a written signature. In the United States, signatures encompass marks and actions of all sorts that are indicative of identity and intent; the legal rule is that unless a statute prescribes a particular method of making a signature it may be made in any number of ways. These include by a mechanical or rubber stamp facsimile. A signature may be made by the purported signatory. Many individuals have much more fanciful signatures than their normal cursive writing, including elaborate ascenders and exotic flourishes, much as one would find in calligraphic writing; as an example, the final "k" in John Hancock's famous signature on the US Declaration of Independence loops back to underline his name.

This kind of flourish is known as a paraph. Paraphe is a term meaning initial or signature in French; the paraph is used in graphology analyses. Several cultures whose languages use writing systems other than alphabets do not share the Western notion of signatures per se: the "signing" of one's name results in a written product no different from the result of "writing" one's name in the standard way. For these languages, to write or to sign involves the same written characters. See Calligraphy. Special signature machines, called autopens, are capable of automatically reproducing an individual's signature; these are used by people required to sign a lot of printed matter, such as celebrities, heads of state or CEOs. More Members of Congress in the United States have begun having their signature made into a TrueType font file; this allows staff members in the Congressman's office to reproduce it on correspondence and official documents. In the East Asian languages of Chinese and Korean, people traditionally use stamp-like objects known as name-seals with the name carved in tensho script in lieu of a handwritten signature.

Some government agencies require that professional persons or official reviewers sign originals and all copies of originals to authenticate that they viewed the content. In the United States this is prevalent with architectural and construction plans, its intent is to prevent mistakes or fraud but the practice is not known to be effective. In e-mail and newsgroup usage, another type of signature exists, independent of one's language. Users can set one or more lines of custom text known as a signature block to be automatically appended to their messages; this text includes a name, contact information, sometimes quotations and ASCII art. A shortened form of a signature block, only including one's name with some distinguishing prefix, can be used to indicate the end of a post or response; some web sites allow graphics to be used. Note, that this type of signature is not related to electronic signatures or digital signatures, which are more technical in nature and not directly understandable by humans.

On Wikipedia, an online wiki-based encyclopedia edited by volunteers, the contributors "sign" their comments on talk pages with their username. The signature on a painting or other work of art has always been an important item in the assessment of art. Fake signatures are sometimes added to enhance the value of a painting, or are added to a fake painting to support its authenticity. A notorious case was the signature of Johannes Vermeer on the fake "Supper at Emmaus" made by the art-forger Han van Meegeren. However, the fact that painters' signatures vary over time might complicate the issue; the signatures of some painters take on an artistic form that may be of less value in determining forgeries. The term "signature" is used to mean the characteristics that give an object, or a piece of information, its identity—for example, the shape of a Coca-Cola bottle. In rock music and heavy metal music, electric guitarists develop a unique tone and sound using particular settings on their guitar amp, effects units and modifications to their guitar pickups, called their "signature sound".

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1978 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game

The 1978 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game was a postseason college football game between the Florida A&M Rattlers and the UMass Minutemen. The game was played on December 1978, at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls, Texas; the culminating game of the 1978 NCAA Division I-AA football season, it was won by Florida A&M, 35–28. This was the first season of I-AA play, the first championship game for the newly formed division; the game was known as the Pioneer Bowl, a name, used starting in 1971 for various NCAA playoff games held in Wichita Falls. The participants of the Championship Game were the finalists of the 1978 I-AA Playoffs, which began with a four-team bracket. In 1978, Florida A&M was a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, a Division II conference; the university had petitioned the NCAA for Division I classification, which took effect on September 1, 1978. Florida A&M finished their regular season with a 9–1 record. Ranked third in the final AP Poll for I-AA, having defeated Grambling State in the Orange Blossom Classic played on December 2, the Rattlers were the at-large selection to the four-team playoff.

They defeated the South selection, by a score of 15 -- 10 to reach the final. UMass finished their regular season with an 8–3 record —all of their losses were to Division I-A programs. Tied with Western Kentucky for fourth in the final AP Poll for I-AA, the Minutemen were the East selection to the playoff, they defeated Nevada, the West selection, by a 44–21 score to reach the final. The game was played in a strong wind, estimated at 20–25 miles per hour, it was a factor with Florida A&M, as Sammy Knight punted six times for only 45 total yards. UMass led early. Florida A&M held a 14–6 lead at halftime, but trailed twice in the second half, as UMass had leads of 15–14 and 22–21. Two fourth quarter touchdowns by fullback Mike Solomon provided Florida A&M with the winning margin. Florida A&M won without completing a pass from scrimmage, as quarterback Albert Chester went 0-for-7 with two interceptions. Florida A&M placekicker Vince Coleman, 3-for-3 on extra points, would go on to play 13 seasons in Major League Baseball, most notably with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Note: contemporary news reports listed attendance as 14,000. 1978 NCAA Division I-AA football rankings Rory. "Rattler Redux: FAMU documentary celebrates 1978 championship". Tallahassee Democrat. Retrieved May 12, 2019. Sharrock, Rory. "FAMU's 1978 national title: The first and last of its kind". Tallahassee Democrat. Retrieved May 12, 2019

Cork light rail

The Cork Light Rail is a proposed light rail system in Cork City, Ireland. Proposed since the early 2000s, as of early 2019 it was in a period of public consultation; the proposal has been compared to the Luas light rail system in Dublin. From the 1880s to 1934, a light rail system existed in the Cork and Muskerry Light Railway, it closed in 1934. Another tramway operated three lines around the city center and surrounding suburbs, operated by the Cork Electric Tramways and Lighting Company, it closed in 1931, having sustained damage during the Burning of Cork, as well as the increased use of motor transportation. A light rail system was proposed as part of the Green Party manifesto in 2007; the Green Party entered as the junior partner into a coalition with Fianna Fáil after the 2007 general election. The proposals were discussed in the Dáil. However, the post-2008 economic downturn began shortly afterward, it, along with other infrastructural plans, were shelved; the proposal was mentioned in the government's Ireland 2040 framework, published in 2018.

As of 2019, a formal transportation plan for Cork, known as the Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy, was prepared by the local authority. Publication was scheduled for February 2018, with a "draft plan" proposed to be available for "public consultation early in 2019"; the draft CMATS plan was published in May 2019, included draft proposals for the construction of a light-rail system sometime after 2031. The proposed light-rail system received support from the president of UCC, Cork's largest third-level institution, the Cork Chamber of Commerce, Tanaiste Simon Coveney and former Lord Mayor Mary Shields. Plans proposed in 2017, under the Ireland 2040 development framework, had suggested an'east-west' light-rail corridor from Ballincollig in the west of Cork City, through the city center, to Mahon in the east. A'north-south' corridor was contained in these plans, linking Cork Airport. During 2018, the People Before Profit political party proposed a variant of these routes. One two-line proposal suggested one line running from Ballincollig to Mahon, another from Cork Airport to Cork city center.

Another PBP proposal, from in 2018, was based on three lines. In May 2019, the'Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy' was published by the National Transport Authority, contained proposals for a one-line system running from Ballincollig to Mahon through the city centre; the project was unveiled alongside a number of other suggested transport investments, including an expansion of the Cork Suburban Rail. The light-rail proposal was costed at €1 billion, projected to include 25 possible stops along a 17km route, with construction not proposed to commence "until 2031 at earliest"

Meg Cabot

Meggin Patricia Cabot is an American author of romantic and paranormal fiction for teenagers and adults. She is best known for Princess Diaries, it was made by Walt Disney Pictures into two feature films. Meg's books have been the recipients of numerous awards, including the New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age, the American Library Association Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, the Tennessee Volunteer State TASL Book Award, the Book Sense Pick, the Evergreen Young Adult Book Award, the IRA/CBC Young Adult Choice, many others, she has had numerous no. 1 New York Times bestsellers. Cabot has more than 25 million copies of her books—children's, young adult, adult—in print worldwide. Cabot was born in Indiana. After she graduated from Indiana University, Cabot moved to New York City, with the original aim of pursuing a career as an illustrator. In 1991. However, she soon quit this job and started working as an assistant manager of the freshman dormitory at New York University. Meg Cabot married financial writer and poet Benjamin D. Egnatz on April 1, 1993.

Their wedding date, April Fool's Day, was a deliberate play on her husband's belief that only fools get married in the first place. The wedding was an elopement in Italy, her novel Every Boy's Got One is loosely based on her own elopement. She has cats and Gem, about which she blogs. After living in Indiana, New York, France, she now splits her time between New York, Key West and Bloomington; the Princess Diaries series is the most notable series written by Meg Cabot, has been published in more than 40 countries. The first book in the series was published in October 2000. In 2001 and 2004 the series was brought to the big screen by Walt Disney Pictures as The Princess Diaries and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews. In the UK and Australia, the books are published under titles based on the volume number; the Princess Diaries, Volume I / The Princess Diaries Volume II: Princess in the Spotlight / The Princess Diaries: Take Two Volume III: Princess in Love / The Princess Diaries: Third Time Lucky Volume IV: Princess in Waiting / The Princess Diaries: Mia Goes Fourth Volume IV and 1/2: Project Princess Volume V: Princess in Pink / The Princess Diaries: Give Me Five Volume VI: Princess in Training / The Princess Diaries: Sixsational Volume VI and 1/2: The Princess Present Volume VII: Party Princess / The Princess Diaries: Seventh Heaven Volume VII and 1/2: Sweet Sixteen Princess Volume VII and 3/4: Valentine Princess Volume VIII: Princess on the Brink / The Princess Diaries: After Eight Volume IX: Princess Mia / The Princess Diaries: To The Nines Volume X: Forever Princess / The Princess Diaries: Ten Out Of Ten The Princess Diaries, Volume XI: Royal Wedding Illustrated by Chelsey McLaren: Princess Lessons Perfect Princess Holiday Princess On January 6, 2009, a companion book to Volume X: Forever Princess entitled Ransom My Heart was published under the name Princess of Genovia, Mia Thermopolis by Avon Books, the adult division of HarperCollins, the Princess Diaries series publisher.

All author proceeds from the novel, printed on 100% recycled paper, go to Greenpeace. On May 2014, Cabot blogged that there will be two new books in the series, one adult book titled Royal Wedding and one spin-off middle-grade book, titled From The Notebooks of a Middle School Princess, taken from the point of view of Mia's long-lost sister, Olivia Grace, to be published in Summer 2015. Since that time Cabot has published two additional books and an ebook short for tweens featuring Olivia Grace as the protagonist. See the “Olivia Grace Series” below. Shadowland Ninth Key Reunion Darkest Hour Haunted Twilight Proposal: A Mediator Novella Remembrance The Mediator Series is about a 16-year-old girl named Susannah "Suze" Simon. Suze is a mediator, whose role is to help ghosts finish their business on earth so they can pass on to the afterlife. To this end, she can see, communicate with, punch, and'kick ghost butt' when she must; the series begins just after Suze's widowed mother marries Andy Ackerman, so Suze has moved to Carmel, California, to live in an old house complete with three stepbrothers.

To make matters worse, her bedroom is haunted by an attractive male ghost named Jesse de Silva, who died 150 years earlier. Suze remembers that back in New York, a fortune teller had told her that she was a mediator and that she would only fall in love once, but it would last for an eternity, her one love for eternity just might be Jesse. But does he love her back? The first four books were released under the pseudonym Jenny Carroll. Haunted was the first title to have Meg Cabot's name on it; the first four books were reprinted under Cabot's real name in 2005 with new cover art when Twilight was released in hardcover. The UK titles for the series were: Shadowland- Love You to Death, Ninth Key- High Stakes, Reunion- Mean Spirits, Darkest Hour- Young Blood, Haunted- Grave Doubts, Twilight- Heaven Sent; the Mediator series rights have been sold to producer Julia Pistor. In

Braedon Bowman

Braedon M. Hom is an American football tight end, a free agent, he played college football at South Alabama and was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2016. On May 1, 2016, Hom signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent. On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Jaguars. On September 4, 2016, Hom was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets. On September 13, he was waived by the Jets but was re-signed on September 23, he was placed on injured reserve on October 22, 2016 with a torn ACL. On May 30, 2017, Bowman was waived by the Jets. On August 12, 2017, Bowman was signed by the New Orleans Saints. On September 2, 2017, Bowman was waived by the Saints. On September 6, 2017, Bowman was signed to the Los Angeles Chargers' practice squad, he was re-signed two days later. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Chargers on January 1, 2018. On September 1, 2018, Bowman was waived by the Chargers. For 2019, Bowman joined the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football.

He was placed on injured reserve on February 14, 2019. He was activated from injured reserve on March 19; the league ceased operations in April 2019. Jacksonville Jaguars bio New York Jets bio

Mads Roerslev

Mads Roerslev Rasmussen is a Danish professional footballer who plays for English club Brentford as a right back. He is a Denmark U21 international. A right back, Roerslev progressed through the academy at FC Copenhagen and made his senior debut as a second-half substitute for Frederik Bay in a Danish Cup third round match versus Jammerbugt FC on 26 October 2016, he capped a dream debut with a goal in the 6–1 victory. Roerslev made four further appearances during the 2016–17 season and signed a new four-year contract in May 2017. Down the pecking order at the Parken Stadium, he spent time away on loan at Halmstads BK and Vendsyssel FF, but made few appearances for either club. Roerslev departed FC Copenhagen in August 2019, after making 13 appearances and scoring one goal during three seasons as a senior player at the club. On 7 August 2019, Roerslev moved to England to join the B team at Championship club Brentford on a two-year contract, with the option of a further year, for an undisclosed fee.

Roerslev has been capped by Denmark at every level between U17 and U21. He was a member of the Denmark squads at the 2016 UEFA European U17 Championship and the 2018 UEFA European U19 Championship; as of match played 29 February 2020 Mads Roerslev at Soccerbase Mads Roerslev at Mads Roerslev at Mads Roerslev – UEFA competition record