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The Motels

The Motels are an American new wave band from Berkeley, California, best known for the singles "Only the Lonely" and "Suddenly Last Summer", each of which peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1982 and 1983, respectively. In 1980, The Motels song "Total Control" reached No. 7 on the Australian chart, their song "Danger" reached No. 15 on the French chart. Martha Davis, the lead singer, reformed a version of the band called "The Motels featuring Martha Davis" in 1998 and toured under that name with various line-ups of musicians. In 2013, the band was re-christened with Martha Davis and The Motels; that band is touring the world with a line-up of musicians that have been playing with Davis for over 10 years, longer than the original Motels. The first incarnation of The Motels formed in Berkeley, California in 1971. Lisa Brenneis persuaded Chuck Wada and Martha Davis into forming a band. Hoping for better exposure and seeking a recording contract, the Warfield Foxes moved to Los Angeles in 1975.

While in Los Angeles, Lisa Brenneis left and the band first changed its name to "Angels of Mercy" to "The Motels". Both Davis and Wada contributed original songs to the band's repertoire. Around this time, bass guitarist Richard D'Andrea and drummer Robert Newman joined The Motels; the Motels and two other local bands, The Pop and The Dogs, participated in a self-produced show titled Radio Free Hollywood at Troupers Hall, a performance space at a home for retired actors. Before this show, few if any unsigned bands played local high-profile clubs like the Whisky a Go Go and The Roxy Theatre; the Motels appeared on Rodney Bingenheimer's popular radio show on KROQ. The Motels recorded a demo for Warner Bros. Records, but the record label turned it down. Capitol Records offered the band a recording contract. At this point, The Motels rejected the Capitol offer and disbanded, citing musical differences among the band members. One song from their Warner Bros. demo, "Counting", was included on the Rhino Records compilation Saturday Night Pogo, released in 1978.

Another demo from this line-up, "Every Day Star", was released on their compilation CD Anthologyland. Chamberlain created the band Code Blue. Records. D'Andrea joined the Pits and the Know. Newman became Wada a financial advisor. Brenneis wrote a series of books on Final Cut Pro editing software. In March 1978, Davis and lead guitarist Jeff Jourard decided to reform The Motels. Extensive auditions resulted in a new line-up of the band being formed, consisting of Jourard's brother Marty, who played both the saxophone and keyboards, Michael Goodroe on bass, Brian Glascock on drums. Short on funds, The Motels shared rehearsal space with The Go-Go's at The Masque in Hollywood, they played in Los Angeles, at Madame Wong's restaurant/nightclub. The Motels began to draw crowds and in May 1979 the band signed a contract with Capitol Records. Four months Capitol released The Motels' debut album The Motels, their first single, "Closets and Bullets", made no impact on the charts, but their second single release, "Total Control", reached the Top 20 in France and the Top 10 in Australia.

In 1980, Jourard was replaced as lead guitarist on The Motels by Davis' boyfriend Tim McGovern and the band went back into the recording studio to record their second album, Careful. Released in June 1980, the album climbed to the No. 45 spot on the Billboard 200 chart in the U. S. In Europe and the UK, the singles "Days Are OK" and "Whose Problem?" became Top 50 hits. The Motels hired record producer Val Garay for Apocalypso; the album was scheduled for release in November 1981. However, Capitol Records rejected the album, claiming that it was "not commercial enough" and "too weird"; the Motels attempted to re-record the rejected album Apocalypso. During this process, Davis and McGovern's relationship dissolved and by December 1981 McGovern had left The Motels. With extensive use of studio musicians, the band re-recorded Apocalypso. Craig Krampf, according to Garay, played all the drums on the record. Adrian Peritore was hired in late January 1982 and played lead guitar on some of the tracks, including "He Hit Me".

Capitol released the album on April 1982 under the new title All Four One. The first single from All Four One was "Only the Lonely", which reached No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 6 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart. The song "Mission of Mercy" reached No. 23 on the Top Tracks chart. In addition, two other singles, "Take the L" and "Forever Mine" reached the Billboard Hot 100; the release of All Four One coincided with the emergence of MTV on US television. As a result, Capitol created music videos for both "Only the Lonely" and "Take the L". In 1982, Davis won a Best Performance in a Music Video award category at the American Music Awards for her performance in the "Only the Lonely" video. During 1982, the band added keyboardist/guitarist Scott Thurston of Iggy and The Stooges, to their touring line-up. Garay was now in control of album and video production for The Motels. After the band fired Fritz Turner Management, Garay became the band manager. In February 1983, the band returned to the recording studio and released the album Little Robbers that year.

Again, Garay made extensive use of session mu

Robert Dozier

Robert Lorenzo Dozier, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters of the Philippine Basketball Association. In the 2007–08 season, Dozier started in all games with Memphis, along with the Memphis Tigers' future NBA players Derrick Rose, Chris Douglas-Roberts, Joey Dorsey, he was a key part in the Tigers' 2008 success, which ended in a loss to the Kansas Jayhawks in the championship game of the 2008 NCAA Tournament. Dozier was the last player drafted in the 2009 NBA Draft, selected 60th overall pick by the Miami Heat, he signed a contract with the Greek League club Colossus Rhodes. In November 2010 he signed with PAOK B. C.. In July 2011 he signed a one-year contract with Cholet Basket. Dozier played for the Miami Heat in the 2012 NBA Summer League. Dozier signed with the Miami Heat on September 27, 2012 but was waived by the team on October 21, 2012. Three weeks on November 7, 2012 he signed a one-month contract by Spanish squad Cajasol. Dozier joined the Alaska Aces as its designated "import player" for the 2013 Commissioner's Cup season in the Philippine Basketball Association.

Providing size and rebounding relief, he spurred an impressive postseason run for the Aces which culminated in a 3-game Finals sweep of the Barangay Ginebra Kings for the 2013 Commissioner's Cup Title. During Games 1 and 2 of the Finals, Dozier collected 42 combined rebounds and posted a game-high 27 points in the clincher while outdueling fellow American import Vernon Macklin in the championship round, he was named Best Import of Commissioners Cup on Game 3. He came back on the league for the same team at 2014 PBA Commissioner's Cup but they failed to defend their title. In October 2014, he signed with Al Shabab Dubai of United Arab Emirates for the 2014–15 season. On October 23, 2015, he signed with Le Mans Sarthe Basket of the French LNB Pro A. On December 28, 2015, he left Le Mans. On January 2, 2016, Dozier signed again with Alaska Aces as the team's import for the 2016 PBA Commissioner's Cup. In August 2016, Dozier signed with SAN-EN NeoPhoenix of the Japanese B. League. List of NCAA Division I men's basketball players with 145 games played Profile Profile Draft Profile Memphis Tigers Profile


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Roy Howell

Roy Lee Howell is an American former professional baseball third baseman, who played in Major League Baseball from 1974–1984 for the Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Milwaukee Brewers. Howell was selected in the first round, fourth overall by the Texas Rangers in the 1972 MLB Draft, he made his major-league debut with the Rangers during the first game of a doubleheader against the California Angels on September 9, 1974. Howell earned his first career hit in the game, a single against the Angels Chuck Dobson in a 3-1 loss. In the second game of the doubleheader, Howell hit his first career home run against Ed Figueroa, as the Rangers defeated California 5-3. Howell appeared in 13 games with the Rangers, hitting.250 with 1 home run and 3 RBI. Howell became the Rangers starting third baseman in 1975, as in 125 games, he hit.251 with 10 home runs and 51 RBI. In 1976, Howell played in 140 games, batting.253 with 8 home runs and 53 RBI, while recording a league high 28 errors at third base. In 1977, Howell lost his starting job to Toby Harrah, in 17 at-bats with the Rangers over seven games, Howell did not record a hit.

On May 9, the Rangers traded Howell to the Toronto Blue Jays for Steve Hargan, Jim Mason, $200,000. Howell became the everyday third baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays to finish the 1977 season, in 96 games with Toronto, he hit.316 with 10 home runs and 44 RBI. On September 10, 1977, Howell hit 2 home runs, 2 doubles, a single, collected 9 RBI in a 19-3 win against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Howell's franchise record remained unequalled until August 29, 2015, when Edwin Encarnación tied his mark in a 15–1 win over the Detroit Tigers. In 1978, Howell was selected as a reserve player for the 1978 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. In the fourth inning of the game, Howell entered as a pinch hitter against Steve Rogers of the Montreal Expos, but grounded out to first base to end the inning, he played in 140 games for the Blue Jays that season, hitting.270 with 8 home runs and 61 RBI. Howell saw his power numbers increase during the 1979 season, as in 138 games, Howell hit 15 home runs and 72 RBI, both the second highest totals on the team, along with a.247 batting average.

In 1980, Howell played in a career high 142 games, hitting.269 with 10 home runs and 57 RBI. On October 23, Howell became a free agent. On December 20, 1980, Howell signed as a free agent with the Milwaukee Brewers, he suffered through an injury plagued 1981 season, as Howell appeared in 76 games, batting.238 with 6 home runs and 33 RBI, helping the Brewers reach the playoffs. In the 1981 ALDS against the New York Yankees, Howell played in four games, batting.400 in five at-bats, but Milwaukee lost the series. In 1982, the Brewers used Howell as a designated hitter, in 98 games, Howell hit.260 with 4 home runs and 38 RBI, helping the team reach the playoffs for the second straight season. In the 1982 ALCS, Howell played in one game, going 0 for 3, as the Brewers defeated the California Angels. In the 1982 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Howell played in four games, going 0 for 11, as Milwaukee lost the series. Howell played in 69 games with the Brewers in 1983, hitting.278 with 4 home runs and 25 RBI.

Howell continued to see limited playing time in 1984, as in 68 games, he hit.232 with 4 home runs and 17 RBI. On October 1, the Brewers released Howell, he signed with the San Francisco Giants before the 1985 season, however he would be released by the Giants during spring training. He spent the 1985 season with the Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast League, the Philadelphia Phillies Triple-A affiliate. After the season, Howell retired from baseball. In 1112 games over 11 seasons, Howell compiled a.261 batting average with 422 runs, 183 doubles, 31 triples, 80 home runs, 454 RBI, 318 walks, 675 strikeouts.321 on-base percentage and.389 slugging percentage. Defensively, he recorded a.945 fielding percentage at third base and playing several games at first base and left and right field. In 9 postseason games, he batted.105. Following his retirement, Howell coached in the San Diego Padres' farm system, conducted youth baseball clinics in San Luis Obispo, in 2011 became the field manager for the Pennsylvania Road Warriors of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, an independent league.

In between, Howell played for the St. Petersburg Pelicans of the Senior Professional Baseball Association in 1990, he joined the Seattle Mariners as a hitting coach for the Single A High Desert Mavericks and the Double-A Jackson Generals. During 2014 spring training, he was named the manager of the Mariners' Triple-A affiliate, the Tacoma Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League, on March 12, 2014, he succeeded Rich Donnelly, promoted to Seattle's third-base coach earlier in spring training before managing a game for Tacoma after the surgery-induced resignation of M's coach John Stearns. List of Toronto Blue Jays team records Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference


Quattor is a generic open-source tool-kit used to install and manage computers. Quattor was developed in the framework of European Data Grid project. Since its first release in 2003, Quattor has been maintained and extended by a volunteer community of users and developers from the community of grid system administrators; the Quattor tool-kit, like other configuration management systems, reduces the manpower required to maintain a cluster and facilitates reliable change management. However, three unique features make it attractive for managing grid resources: Federated Management: The open, modular nature of the tool-kit permits system administrators at different institutes to share the management of their distributed resources. Shared Configuration and Management Efficiency: Quattor encourages the re-use of configuration information in such a way that it can be distributed and used with little or no modification at different sites, facilitating the distribution of best practices without the need for each site to implement configuration changes.

Coherent Site Model: Quattor allows an administrator to develop a site model that, once constructed, can be used to manage a range of different resources, such as real machines, virtual machines and cloud resources. These features are attractive beyond the grid context; this has been confirmed by the growing adoption of Quattor, by both large commercial organisations and academic institutions, most of them using the tool-kit to manage their grid and non-grid systems. The challenge of structuring and sharing components in a collaborative system is not new. While trends change, the basic principles are well understood. Features such as encapsulation, abstraction and typing produce clear benefits. We believe that similar principles apply when sharing configuration information across administrative domains; the Quattor configuration tool-kit derives its architecture from LCFG, improving it in several aspects. At the core of Quattor is Pan, a high-level, typed language with flexible include mechanisms, a range of data structures, validation features familiar to modern programmers.

Pan allows collaborative administrators to build up a complex set of configuration templates describing service types, hardware components, configuration parameters, users etc. The use of a high-level language facilitates code reuse in a way that goes beyond cut-and-paste of configuration snippets; the principles embodied in Quattor are in line with those established within the system administration community. In particular, all managed nodes retrieve their configurations from a configuration server backed by a source-control system; this allows individual nodes to be recreated in the case of hardware failure. Quattor handles traditional infrastructures. Devolved management includes the following features: consistency over a multi-site infrastructure, multiple management points, the ability to accommodate the specific needs of constituent sites. There is no single “correct” model for a devolved infrastructure, thus great flexibility is needed in the architecture of the configuration system itself.

Sometimes a set of autonomous sites wish to collaborate loosely. In this case each site will host a comprehensive set of configuration servers, with common configuration information being retrieved from a shared database and integrated with the local configuration. Distributing the management task can introduce new costs. For example, transmitting configuration information over the WAN introduces latency and security concerns. Quattor allows servers to be placed at appropriate locations in the infrastructure to reduce latency, the use of standard tools and protocols means that existing security systems can be harnessed to encrypt and authenticate communications. Quattor's configuration management system is composed of a configuration database that stores high-level configuration templates, the Pan compiler that validates templates and translates them to XML or JSON profiles, a machine profile repository that serves the profiles to client nodes. Only the Pan compiler is necessary in a Quattor system.

Devolved management in a cross-domain environment requires users to be authenticated and their operations to be authorized. For the configuration database X.509 certificates can be used because of the support offered by many standard tools, access control lists because they allow a fine-grained control. When many users interact with the system and misconfiguration may arise which require a roll back mechanism. Quattor's modular architecture allows the three configuration management subsystems to be deployed in either a distributed or centralized fashion. In the distributed approach, profile compilation is carried out on client systems, templates are checked into a suitable database, the deployment is initiated by invoking a separate operation on the server; the centralized approach provides strict control of configuration data. The compilation burden is placed onto the central server, users can only access and modify templates via a dedicated interface. Since the two paradigms provide the same functionality, the choice between them depends on which fits the management model of an organization better.

For instance, the

Delmarva Peninsula

The Delmarva Peninsula, or Delmarva, is a large peninsula on the East Coast of the United States, occupied by Delaware and parts of the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia. The peninsula is 170 miles long. In width, it ranges from 70 miles near its center, to 12 miles at the isthmus on its northern edge, to less near its southern tip of Cape Charles, it is bordered by the Chesapeake Bay on the west, the Delaware River, Delaware Bay, the Atlantic Ocean on the east. In older sources, the peninsula between Delaware Bay and Chesapeake Bay was referred to variously as the Delaware and Chesapeake Peninsula or the Chesapeake Peninsula; the toponym Delmarva is a clipped compound of Delaware and Virginia, which in turn was modeled after Delmar, a border town named after two of those states. While Delmar was founded and named in 1859, the earliest uses of the name Delmarva occurred several decades and appear to have been commercial. At the northern point of the peninsula there is a geographic fall line that separates the crystalline rocks of the Piedmont from the unconsolidated sediments of the Coastal Plain.

This line passes through Newark and Wilmington and Elkton, Maryland. The northern isthmus of the peninsula is transected by Delaware Canal. Several bridges cross the canal, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge–Tunnel join the peninsula to mainland Maryland and Virginia, respectively. Another point of access is Lewes, reachable by the Cape May–Lewes Ferry from Cape May, New Jersey. Dover, Delaware's capital city, is the peninsula's largest city by population; the main commercial areas are Wilmington, Delaware in the north and Salisbury, near its center. Including all offshore islands, the total land area south of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal is 5,454 sq mi. At the 2000 census the total population was 681,030, giving an average population density of 124.86 inhabitants per square mile. Cape Charles forms the southern tip of the peninsula in Virginia; the entire Delmarva Peninsula falls within the Atlantic Coastal Plain, a flat and sandy area with few or no hills. The fall line, found in the region southwest of Wilmington and just north of the northern edge of the Delmarva Peninsula, is a geographic borderland where the Piedmont region transitions into the coastal plain.

Its Atlantic Ocean coast is formed by the Virginia Barrier Islands in the south and the Fenwick Island barrier spit in the north. The culture of Delmarva is starkly different from the rest of the Mid-Atlantic region and is much like that of the Southern United States. While the northern portion of Delmarva, such as the Wilmington, Delaware metro area, is similar to the urban regions of Philadelphia, the Maryland and Virginia Delmarva counties are more conservative than their "mainland" counties. Delmarva is driven by commercial fishing. Most of the land is rural, there are only a few large population centers, it has been suggested that Delmarva residents have a variation of Southern American English, prevalent in rural areas. The border between Maryland and Delaware, which resulted from the 80-year-long Penn–Calvert Boundary Dispute, consists of the east-west Transpeninsular Line and the perpendicular north-south portion of the Mason–Dixon line extending north to just beyond its tangental intersection with the Twelve-Mile Circle which forms Delaware's border with Pennsylvania.

The border between Maryland and Virginia on the peninsula follows the Pocomoke River from the Chesapeake to a series of straight surveyed lines connecting the Pocomoke to the Atlantic Ocean. All three counties in Delaware—New Castle and Sussex—are located on the peninsula. Of the 23 counties in Maryland, nine are on the Eastern Shore: Kent, Queen Anne's, Caroline, Wicomico and Worcester, as well as a portion of Cecil County. Two Virginia counties are on the peninsula: Northampton; the following is a list of some of the notable towns on the peninsula. Chestertown, Maryland, is the home of Washington College. Centreville, Maryland, is the county seat of Queen Anne's County. Easton, Maryland, is the county seat of Talbot County. St. Michael's, Maryland, is a popular tourist destination. Dover, Delaware, is the Delaware state capital and the peninsula's largest city in terms of population. Lewes, Delaware, is the site of the first European colonization in Delaware, is nicknamed "the first town in the first state", is a port city for the Cape May–Lewes Ferry.

Ocean City, Maryland, is a popular resort town. Crisfield, Maryland, is a notable source of seafood. Seaford, the "Nylon Capital of the World", is the largest city in Sussex County. Salisbury, Maryland, is the county seat of Wicomico County, the second largest city in the peninsula and the lower peninsula's only urbanized area, it is known as the "Crossroads of Delmarva". It is home to the Salisbury–Ocean City–Wicomico Regional Airport, the only airport on the peninsula with scheduled commercial flights. Delmar, part of the Salisbury Urbanized Area, lies across the Maryland-Delaware border from its twin, Delaware, on the Transpeninsular Line. Chincoteague, Virgin