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Super Bowl XVII

Super Bowl XVII was an American football game between the American Football Conference champion Miami Dolphins and the National Football Conference champion Washington Redskins to decide the National Football League champion for the 1982 season. The Redskins defeated the Dolphins 27–17 to win their first Super Bowl championship; the game was played on January 1983 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. This Super Bowl came at the end of a season, shortened by a players' strike. Teams ended up only playing nine regular season games, the league conducted a special 16-team, four-round playoff tournament where divisions were ignored in the seeding; the Redskins had an NFC-best 8–1 regular season record, while the Dolphins finished at 7–2. Both teams advanced through the first three postseason rounds to Super Bowl XVII; the game became a rematch of Super Bowl VII played in the Los Angeles area at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum ten years before, where the Dolphins completed their 17–0 perfect season at the Redskins’ expense by a score of 14–7.

This was the second Super Bowl to rematch teams, the first being Super Bowl XIII. The Redskins scored 17 unanswered points in the second half and gained a Super Bowl record 276 yards on the ground, while holding the Dolphins to just 47 offensive plays for 176 total yards, 76 of which came on a single play. Miami built a 17–10 halftime lead with Jimmy Cefalo's 76-yard touchdown catch and Fulton Walker's 98-yard kickoff return; the turning point in the game came with 10:10 remaining: facing fourth down and 1-yard to go at the Dolphins' 43-yard line, trailing 17–13, Washington running back John Riggins broke through the Miami defense and ran into the end zone for a touchdown to take the lead. Wide receiver Charlie Brown added an insurance touchdown with his 6-yard scoring reception. Riggins was named Super Bowl MVP, finishing the game with 2 Super Bowl records: the most rushing yards in a Super Bowl game, the most rushing attempts, he was the first player from an NFC team to rush for 100 yards in a Super Bowl.

Riggins recorded a reception for 15 yards, giving him more total yards than the entire Miami team. The NFL awarded Super Bowl XVII to Pasadena on March 1979 at the owners meetings in Honolulu; this was the first Super Bowl. A temporary Sony Diamond Vision screen was installed in northeast corner of the stadium just above the last row seats. A 57-day-long players' strike reduced the 1982 regular season from a 16-game schedule to 9; because of the shortened season, the NFL adopted a special 16-team playoff tournament. Division standings were ignored. Eight teams from each conference were seeded 1–8 based on their regular season records; the modified schedule forced the league to extend the regular season into January for the first time. After the 57-day strike, the NFL extended the regular season one weekend, moving back the start of the playoffs and eliminating the week off for the first time since Super Bowl IV; the strike-shortened season impacted 4 teams. The San Francisco 49ers, winners of Super Bowl XVI, suffered a 3–6 record.

The Buffalo Bills, the New York Giants, the Philadelphia Eagles did not qualify for the playoffs either. The Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions qualified for the playoffs despite 4–5 records, the only sub-.500 teams to reach the NFL playoffs until the 7–9 Seattle Seahawks reached the playoffs following the 2010 season. The Dolphins finished the strike-shortened regular season with a 7–2 record, ranking them second in the AFC; the club's main strength was their defense, nicknamed the "Killer Bees" because 6 of their 11 starters had last names that began with the letter "B". The "Killer Bees", anchored by Pro Bowl defensive tackle Bob Baumhower, led the league in fewest total yards allowed and fewest passing yards allowed. Linebacker A. J. Duhe was effective at blitzing and in pass coverage, and the Dolphins' secondary, consisting of defensive backs Don McNeal, Gerald Small and brothers Lyle and Glenn Blackwood, combined for 11 interceptions. However, the Dolphins' passing attack, led by quarterback David Woodley, ranked last in the league with 1,401 total yards, 8 touchdowns, 13 interceptions.

One of the few bright spots in the Dolphins' passing attack was wide receiver Jimmy Cefalo, who gained 356 yards off of just 17 receptions, an average of 20.9 yards per catch. Wide receiver Duriel Harris provided a deep threat with 22 receptions for 331 yards, but Miami's strength on offense was ranking 3rd in the league with 1,344 yards. Pro Bowl running back Andra Franklin was the team's top rusher with 7 touchdowns. Running back Tony Nathan rushed for 233 yards, caught 16 passes for another 114 yards. Woodley himself recorded 207 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns. One reason for the Dolphins' rushing success was the blocking of their offensive line, led by future Hall of Fame center Dwight Stephenson, along with Pro Bowlers Bob Kuechenberg and Ed Newman. Super Bowl XVII was the Redskins' first Super Bowl victory, their second Super Bowl appearance, since they were defeated by the Dolphins, 14–7 in Super Bowl VII; this was the second rematch in Super Bowl history. Washington finished the strike-shortened regular season with an 8–1 record, the best in the NFC, led the NFL in fewest points allowed

List of original programs distributed by Facebook Watch

Facebook Watch is a service that provides streaming of videos hosted by Facebook and access to "Facebook Original" series, shows that receive funding from Facebook. For short-form videos, Facebook had a budget of $10,000-$40,000 per episode, though renewal contracts have placed the budget in the $50,000-$70,000-range. Long-form TV-length series have budgets between $250,000 to over $1 million; the Wall Street Journal reported in September 2017 that the company was willing to spend up to $1 billion on original video content through 2018. The service launched as Facebook Watch on August 10, 2017; these television shows though Facebook lists them as Facebook Watch originals, are shows that have been aired in different countries, Facebook has bought exclusive distribution rights to stream them in other various countries. They may be available on Facebook Watch in their home territory and other markets where Facebook Watch does not have the first run license, without the Facebook Watch Original label, some time after their first-run airing on their original broadcaster.

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Graham Johnston (swimmer)

Graham M. Johnston is a South African swimmer who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics. Johnston graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has lived in the United States of America since 1958, he met his wife-to-be, Janis in 1952. The two have five children, his father, a municipal pool manager, taught him to swim before the age of one. He tried other athletic endeavors, lettering in five sports during his high school years, but the water was his true love and he achieved national success during high school with the following championships: South African National Junior Diving Champion 1946, 1947, 1948,South African National Junior Swimming Champion 1946, 1947, 1948,South African National Senior Swimming Champion 1948, 1949, 1950. Johnston won two gold and two silver medals in each of the 1950 and 1954 Commonwealth Games held in New Zealand and Canada. In 1952 he was selected to represent South Africa in the Olympic Games held in Helsinki. Johnston was one of the first foreign-born athletes to enjoy a full scholarship at an American college.

He received a full scholarship for swimming at the University of Oklahoma where he achieved NCAA All-American status three consecutive years. Johnston retired from competitive swimming between 1956 and 1972. In 1973, at the age of 41 he returned to the sport and swam in his first Masters nationals in Santa Monica, California. In addition to Johnston's world records in short and long course, he holds six national short course records and seven national long course records, he holds all national freestyle records in the distances ranging from 100 yards through 10K in the 65 to 70 age group. He has won the Waikiki Rough Water Swim eight years in a row, and he is the only person to hold all seven USMS national long distance records in any age group. In 1998 he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. At age 69 his 1650 yd. national record was just five seconds slower than the time that won him the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in 1950. Johnston won gold in the 200-meter free, 400-meter free, 800-meter free, the 400-meter IM and the 5k open water swim at the World Masters Swimming Championship in Munich, Germany.

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High School Musical: El Desafio Mexico

High School Musical: El Desafio is a spin-off the film High School Musical. It is the film version for Mexico, premiered on September 2008 in Mexican cinema; the premiere was held on August 2008 in Auditorio Nacional of Mexico City. The film stars the finalists of the program High School Musical: La Selección, with the special participation of the musical duo Jesse & Joy; as is filmed in Mexico, most of the soundtrack are of the genre reggaeton. Cristóbal, the captain of the school football team, Los Borregos, discovers that his neighbor and classmate, has changed a lot over the summer. Meanwhile, Luli is still as vain as and overshadows her poor brother and his companions, whom she refers to as "The Invisibles." A new school year begins at High School Mexico, the school has announced a "Battle of the Bands" contest hosted by Jesse & Joy. Working against the clock and with limited resources, the guys put forces for the big day. Cristobal, a few of their peers, come together and form a band called "Fair Play".

In an effort to win, Luli dares the impossible task of separating Cristobal from his friends. But only one band will be the winner; the August 15 launch of the CD's songs film.titulado The songs were proposed for the same movie Argentina, composed by Fernando Lopez Rossi, but with different arrangements, included a Bonus: Up Doo sung by antagonists. In addition to the Mexican version was the cover "Dime Ven" Motel of banda and the song "Life is an Adventure" performed by Mariana and Fernando, consisting of Jesse and Joy for the movie. El Verano Terminó Siempre Juntos La Vida Es Una Aventura Yo Sabia A Buscar El Sol Hoy Todo Es Mejor Dime Ven Superstar Mejor Hacerlo Todos Juntos Actuar, Cantar Doo Up The DVD of the film was released on December 2, 2008, 5 months sooner than advertised; the Summer Ended Segments of "Express" from Disney Channel Commercial: "The Challenge Behind the Dream" from Disney Channel High School Musical: El Desafío was transcribed into the form of a novela, was released by Random House.

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Israel and Islamophobia

According to pro-Palestinian activist Paul Larudee, Islamophobia involves the strategy of targeted elimination and harassment of a population of Muslims. This tactic is common in other countries such as Myanmar and India, as indicated by an opinion piece about British political parties. Unlike Myanmar and India, Islamophobia in Israel takes the form of spreading Islamophobia in other countries; this includes abusing power by justifying the harassment of Palestinians within territories under Israel's control, as well as supporting aggression towards Muslim people. This strategy has become less frequent over time, due to multiple treaties. Islamophobia within Israel is considered an issue of social injustice. Lobbyists in Israel have given support to many of the tactics employed by the government. Many groups such as the Carter Center condemn Islamophobia and its many forms; these groups support advocates for justice in Palestine. In order to counter these measures, the government applies racist and McCarthyist campaigns and tactics.

Israel has been claimed by left-wing activists to employ six major organizations to promote Islamphobia. These organizations form a network which has the purpose of promoting Islamophobia, are called sayanim in the Hebrew language, which means helpers or assistants. Most of these organizations are Zionists, are claimed to have powerful positions in American society from which they can execute powerful campaigns and tactics when they work together. For example, journalists can work with lobbyists and others to promote information or analysis that are useful to Israel. For many years, there was an apparent connection between the Mossad. According to a 2010 report from the Reut Institute, the organizations that are claimed to be involved in coordinating these tactics had responsibility transferred to the Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs; the sayanim try to inform the public by using any kind of media to "help shape public opinion". Forming and organizing propaganda in other countries was considered a responsibility of Ministry of Strategic Affairs.

Larudee claimed, in a self-described radical newsletter, that "A successful program of Islamophobia campaigns helps to support Israel’s programs of mistreatment of Palestinians in Gaza, its settlements in and economic strangulation of the West Bank, its invasions of Lebanon, its attacks against Syria, its promotion of US wars against Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria". IJAN reports that three hundred million dollars were allotted to propaganda and surveillance in order to support these campaigns by 2015. IJAN wrote that there are seven major intermediaries that prepare financial needs to promote Islamophobic thoughts and anti-Palestinian hostility; the connection between Islamophobia and anti-Palestinian racism have become more obvious and interconnected. Many Islamophobic beliefs center around the attacks of 11 September 2001. American Zionist groups, used this as a tool to spread their Islamophobic beliefs to the public. According to the reports from the Center for American Progress, Israel's role in the spread of these beliefs have been successful due to support from many different groups.

Supporters of Islamophobia have given $11 million to Israel-related causes. Israel lobbyists and politicians have made an effort to destructively influence academics and campus advocates. On April 6, 2018, as The Forward was nominated to support anti-Muslim campaigns, the U. S. Jewish leader Ronald Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, gave $1.1 million to secure The United States of America at this time. If it is said that a person is "pro-Israel", he has to establish peace between Israel and its neighbors; this peace process has been considered more than a matter of international relations. The prospects of peace are damaged by false dichotomies in the complicated region, although there is seen many ambiguities in the peace process. False dichotomies can be made by the ideology of Islamophobia promoted in New York City subways, they create false dichotomies to decrease peace by such as the saying, "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel.

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Brisbane Square Tower 2

Brisbane Square Tower 2 is a proposed office building to be located at 266 George Street in Brisbane, Australia. The 36-storey, modern style, office building will be developed at the open plaza, known as Reddacliff Place, adjoining the existing Brisbane Square Tower; the site is located at the apex of the Queen Street Mall in the Brisbane CBD’s North Quarter Precinct and adjacent to the new Queens Wharf entertainment precinct. The amount of the ground floor plaza occupied by the development will be reduced as the architects have proposed a “suspended tower” with the building lobby elevated to the podium level; the QSuper will be the anchor tenant precommitted for nearly half of the building. Development application was lodged with the Brisbane City Council in November 2017; the project is forecast for completion in late 2020. In late November, the Brisbane City Council put a protective measure on the site, as an emergency response to the development application, to prevent any future development proposals above Reddacliff Place.

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