Chris Evans (actor)
Christopher Robert Chris Evans is an American actor and filmmaker. Evans is known for his roles as the Marvel Comics characters Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In 2014, Evans made his debut with the drama film Before We Go. Evans was born in Boston and raised in the town of Sudbury and his mother, Lisa, is an artistic director at the Concord Youth Theater, and his father, Robert Evans, is a dentist. Their uncle, Mike Capuano, represents the same Massachusetts Congressional district formerly represented by Tip ONeill and his mother is of half Italian and half Irish ancestry. He and his siblings were raised Catholic, Evans graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. He moved to New York City and took classes at the Lee Strasberg Theatre, in 1999, Evans was the model for ″Tyler″ in Hasbros board game Mystery Date. The special edition of the game included a phone, which Evans is shown speaking into on the game box. He played the superhero the Human Torch in the 2005 comic book adaptation Fantastic Four, Evans reprised the role in the 2007 sequel Fantastic Four, Rise of the Silver Surfer.
That year, he starred as engineer-turned-astronaut Mace in Danny Boyles science-fiction film Sunshine, in 2008, Evans appeared in Street Kings, co-starring Keanu Reeves, and the Tennessee Williams screenplay adaptation The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, co-starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Ellen Burstyn. The following year he appeared in the science-fiction thriller Push, with Dakota Fanning, Evans performed his own fight scenes, which took weeks to film, and was bruised during filming. In 2010, he completed filming on co-directors Mark Kassen and Adam Kassens Puncture in Houston, the film was selected to debut at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival as one of the Spotlight projects for the 10th anniversary of the festival. Also that year, Evans appeared in Sylvain Whites The Losers, Evans appeared in another comic-book adaptation, Edgar Wrights Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, where he portrayed Lucas Lee, one of Ramona Flowers seven evil exes. In 2011, Evans played the Marvel Comics character Captain America in Captain America, The First Avenger, a romantic comedy co-starring Anna Faris.
There were initially scheduling conflicts, as films were set to film in the summer of 2010. Evans had signed on to appear in films as Captain America. He next starred opposite Michael Shannon in The Iceman, replacing James Franco, Evans wore a long wig and grew out a beard for the role. He starred in South Korean director Bong Joon-hos English-language film Snowpiercer, in 2014, Evans starred in Captain America, The Winter Soldier
Erika Jane Christensen is an American actress and singer whose filmography includes roles in Traffic, The Banger Sisters, The Perfect Score, How to Rob a Bank, and The Tortured. In 2006, she starred on the drama series Six Degrees on ABC. From 2010 until its ending in 2015, Christensen starred as Julia Braverman-Graham on the NBC family drama series Parenthood, in 2014, she won a Gracie Award for her performance in the role. Christensen portrayed Betty Beaumontaine on ABCs short-lived crime drama series Wicked City, Christensen was born in Seattle, the daughter of Kathy, a construction manager, and Steven Christensen, an insurance worker and human resources executive. She has an older half-brother and two twin brothers and Brando. She has Icelandic, Danish, Welsh, Christensen was raised in suburban Los Angeles, California. She started out acting on television in commercials for McDonalds, Christensen is a member of the Church of Scientology. Her parents became Scientologists in their 20s and raised her to be a Scientologist and her parents decided to homeschool her.
She went on to guest star in other television series in the late 1990s, including Frasier, The Practice, 3rd Rock from the Sun. She starred in the Disney Channel original movie Can of Worms in 1999, in 1999, she starred as Abigail Winthrop on the short-lived CBS sitcom Thanks. That same year, she featured in Michael Jacksons music video for his song Childhood, in 2000, Christensen guest starred in single episodes of Time of Your Life, Movie Stars, FreakyLinks, and The Pretender. In 2001, she had a role on the sitcom The Geena Davis Show. She appeared in an episode of the Fox sitcom That 70s Show and she was named one of Peoples Breakthrough Stars of 2001. The following year, Christensen starred in three films, the teen thriller Swimfan, the crime drama Home Room, and the comedy The Banger Sisters. In 2003, Christensen starred in MTVs television film adaptation of Wuthering Heights and she recorded multiple songs for the films soundtrack. In 2004, she starred in the teen heist film The Perfect Score, in 2005, Christensen recorded a version of Lets Fall in Love with John Stevens for his debut album Red.
The following year, she starred in the series Six Degrees, low ratings caused its cancellation after one season, leaving 5 episodes unaired. In 2007, she appeared in the comedy-drama film Gardener of Eden, Christensen made a cameo in the Joaquin Phoenix-directed music video Tired of Being Sorry for Balthazar Gettys band Ringside
The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. The SAT is owned and published by the College Board, a private and it is developed and administered on behalf of the College Board by the Educational Testing Service. The test is intended to assess students readiness for college, on March 5,2014, the College Board announced that a redesigned version of the SAT would be administered for the first time in 2016. Scores on the SAT range from 400 to 1600, combining test results from two 800-point sections and critical reading and writing. Taking the SAT, or its competitor, the ACT, is required for entry to many. The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors, the College Board states that the SAT measures literacy and writing skills that are needed for academic success in college. They state that the SAT assesses how well the test takers analyze, the test is administered under a tight time limit to help produce a range of scores. Various studies conducted over the lifetime of the SAT show a significant increase in correlation of high school grades.
A large independent validity study on the SATs ability to predict college freshman GPA was performed by the University of California, the results of this study found how well various predictor variables could explain the variance in college freshman GPA. When high school GPA and the SAT I were combined, they explained 20. 8% of the variance in college freshman GPA, when high school GPA and the SAT II were combined, they explained 22. 2% of the variance in college freshman GPA. When SAT I was added to the combination of high school GPA and SAT II, SAT scores are intended to supplement the secondary school record and help admission officers put local data—such as course work and class rank—in a national perspective. However, independent research has shown that high school GPA is better than the SAT at predicting college grades regardless of school type or quality. SAT consists of three sections, Critical Reading and Writing. Each section receives a score on the scale of 200–800, all scores are multiples of 10.
Total scores are calculated by adding up scores of the three sections, each major section is divided into three parts. There are 10 sub-sections, including an additional 25-minute experimental or equating section that may be in any of the three major sections, the experimental section is used to normalize questions for future administrations of the SAT and does not count toward the final score. The test contains 3 hours and 45 minutes of actual timed sections, most administrations run for about four, the questions range from easy and hard depending on the scoring from the experimental sections. Easier questions typically appear closer to the beginning of the section while harder questions are toward the end in certain sections and this is not true for every section but it is the rule of thumb mainly for math and the 19 sentence-completions in the reading sections
Brown is the seventh-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine Colonial Colleges established before the American Revolution. At its foundation, Brown was the first college in the United States to accept students regardless of their religious affiliation and its engineering program was established in 1847 and was the first in the Ivy League. It was one of the early doctoral-granting U. S. institutions in the late 19th century, adding master, Browns New Curriculum is sometimes referred to in education theory as the Brown Curriculum and was adopted by faculty vote in 1969 after a period of student lobbying. In 1971, Browns coordinate womens institution Pembroke College was fully merged into the university, Pembroke Campus now operates as a place for dorms and classrooms. Undergraduate admissions is very selective, with a rate of 8.3 percent for the class of 2021. The University comprises The College, the Graduate School, Alpert Medical School, the School of Engineering, the School of Public Health, and the School of Professional Studies.
The Brown/RISD Dual Degree Program, offered in conjunction with the Rhode Island School of Design, is a course that awards degrees from both institutions. Browns main campus is located in the College Hill Historic District in the city of Providence, the Universitys neighborhood is a federally listed architectural district with a dense concentration of Colonial-era buildings. On the western edge of the campus, Benefit Street contains one of the finest cohesive collections of restored seventeenth-, Browns faculty and alumni include eight Nobel Prize laureates, five National Humanities Medalists, and ten National Medal of Science laureates. Other notable alumni include eight billionaire graduates, a U. S. Supreme Court Chief Justice, to erect a public Building or Buildings for the boarding of the youth & the Residence of the Professors. Stiles and Ellery were co-authors of the Charter of the College two years later, there is further documentary evidence that Stiles was making plans for a college in 1762.
On January 20, Chauncey Whittelsey, pastor of the First Church of New Haven, answered a letter from Stiles, should you make any Progress in the Affair of a Colledge, I should be glad to hear of it, I heartily wish you Success therein. Isaac Backus was the historian of the New England Baptists and an inaugural Trustee of Brown, Mr. James Manning, who took his first degree in New-Jersey college in September,1762, was esteemed a suitable leader in this important work. Manning arrived at Newport in July 1763 and was introduced to Stiles, stiless first draft was read to the General Assembly in August 1763 and rejected by Baptist members who worried that the College Board of Fellows would under-represent the Baptists. A revised Charter written by Stiles and Ellery was adopted by the Assembly on March 3,1764, in September 1764, the inaugural meeting of the College Corporation was held at Newport. Governor Stephen Hopkins was chosen chancellor and future governor Samuel Ward was vice chancellor, John Tillinghast treasurer, the Charter stipulated that the Board of Trustees be composed of 22 Baptists, five Quakers, five Episcopalians, and four Congregationalists.
Of the 12 Fellows, eight should be Baptists—including the College president—and the rest indifferently of any or all Denominations, the Charter was not the grant of King George III, as is sometimes supposed, but rather an Act of the colonial General Assembly. In two particulars, the Charter may be said to be a uniquely progressive document, the oft-repeated statement is inaccurate that Browns Charter alone prohibited a religious test for College membership, other college charters were liberal in that particular
Cornell University is an American private Ivy League and land-grant doctoral university located in Ithaca, New York. These ideals, unconventional for the time, are captured in Cornells motto, the university administers two satellite medical campuses, one in New York City and one in Education City, Qatar. Cornell is one of three private land grant universities in the nation and the one in New York. Of its seven colleges, three are state-supported statutory or contract colleges through the State University of New York system, including its agricultural. Of Cornells graduate schools, only the college is state-supported. As a land grant college, Cornell operates a cooperative extension program in every county of New York. The Cornell University Ithaca Campus comprises 745 acres, but is larger when the Cornell Botanic Gardens are considered. Since its founding, Cornell has been a co-educational, non-sectarian institution where admission has not been restricted by religion or race, the student body consists of more than 14,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students from all 50 American states and more than 120 countries.
Cornell University was founded on April 27,1865, the New York State Senate authorized the university as the land grant institution. Senator Ezra Cornell offered his farm in Ithaca, New York, as a site, fellow senator and experienced educator Andrew Dickson White agreed to be the first president. During the next three years, White oversaw the construction of the first two buildings and traveled to attract students and faculty, the university was inaugurated on October 7,1868, and 412 men were enrolled the next day. Cornell developed as an innovative institution, applying its research to its own campus as well as to outreach efforts. For example, in 1883 it was one of the first university campuses to use electricity from a dynamo to light the grounds. Cornell has had active alumni since its earliest classes and it was one of the first universities to include alumni-elected representatives on its Board of Trustees. Today the university has more than 4,000 courses, since 2000, Cornell has been expanding its international programs.
In 2004, the university opened the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and it has partnerships with institutions in India and the Peoples Republic of China. Former president Jeffrey S. Lehman described the university, with its international profile. On March 9,2004, Cornell and Stanford University laid the cornerstone for a new Bridging the Rift Center to be built, Cornells main campus is on East Hill in Ithaca, New York, overlooking the town and Cayuga Lake
Matthew Lyn Lillard is an American actor, voice actor and producer. He is known for his roles as Stu Macher in Scream, chip in Serial Mom, and Shaggy Rogers in the live-action Scooby-Doo. He has voiced Shaggy in various Scooby-Doo media since 2010, Lillard was born in Lansing, the son of Paula and Jeffrey Lillard, and grew up in Tustin, California. He has a sister and attended Foothill High School in Santa Ana. He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California and he attended Circle in the Square in New York City. While still in school, Lillard was co-host of a short-lived TV show titled SK8-TV. After high school, he was hired as an extra in Ghoulies 3, Ghoulies Go to College, in 1995 he was cast in five films, including Hackers, which featured a group of high school kids who thwart a multimillion-dollar corporate extortion conspiracy. In 1996, he was cast as Stu Macher in the horror film Scream and he played Stevo in the independent film SLC Punk. and supporting character Dennis Rafkin in Thirteen Ghosts.
Lillard was cast as Shaggy Rogers in the 2002 live-action Scooby-Doo film, in 2011, Lillard guest starred on the Fox series House. In 2011, he produced and directed his first feature film, Fat Kid Rules the World, going book of the same name. Later that year, he appeared in the comedy-drama film The Descendants, in 2012, Lillard guest starred in the Criminal Minds episode The Apprenticeship. The following year, he played the role of Daniel Frye on the American TV series The Bridge, in 2014, Lillard starred as Peter in the animated film Under Wraps, alongside Brooke Shields and Drake Bell. On 12 August 2000, Lillard married Heather Helm, with whom he has three children, in October 2005, he participated in a Dungeons & Dragons tournament, against members of the Quest Club Gaming Organization, at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. Matthew Lillard at the Internet Movie Database Episode #5177, Matthew Lillard, Thetoiletonline. com, LAN Party
Among the variety of ways cannabis is consumed, forms of smoking or oral consumption are most common. Each method leads to subtly different psychoactive effects due to the THC and other chemicals being activated, cannabis can be smoked with implements such as bongs and pipes. Makeshift pipes or commercial pipes may be used, or cigarette-like joint or cigar-like blunt may be smoked, local methods have differed by the preparation of the cannabis plant before use, the parts of the cannabis plant that are used, and the treatment of the smoke before inhalation. In early times, as in parts of Africa today, a pile of cannabis was simply laid on a fire. A vaporizer heats herbal cannabis to 157–210 °C, which causes the active ingredients to evaporate into a gas without burning any plant material (the boiling point of THC is 157 °C, a MAPS-NORML study using a Volcano vaporizer reported 95% THC and no toxins delivered in the vapor. An older study using less sophisticated vaporizers found some toxins, a pocket-sized form of vaporizer is available as of September 2013—one particular model uses a rechargeable battery, is constructed from wood, and features a removable cover.
Typically, portable vaporizers can only be used for liquids, feature pre-soaked wicks, as an alternative to smoking, cannabis may be consumed orally. However, herbal cannabis must be heated or dehydrated to cause decarboxylation of its most abundant cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinolic acid. All of the active constituents enter the body when cannabis is consumed orally and it has been shown that the primary active component of cannabis, Δ9-THC, is converted to the more psychoactive 11-hydroxy-THC by the liver. Titration to the effect by ingestion is more difficult than through inhalation. Cannabis material can be leached in high-proof spirits to create a “Green Dragon” and this process is often employed to make use of low-potency stems and leaves. Cannabis can be consumed as a cannabis tea, although THC is lipophilic and only slightly water soluble, enough THC can be dissolved to make a mildly psychoactive tea. However, water-based infusions are considered to be an inefficient use of the herb.
However, bhang, a decoction of cannabis and spices in milk, averts the issue, to kill potentially very dangerous aspergillus, and other microorganisms, researchers Levitz and Diamond suggested baking marijuana in home ovens at 150 °C for five minutes before smoking. Oven treatment killed conidia of A. fumigatus, A. flavus, neither this, nor other suggested sterilization methods, degrade microbial antigens or decompose the microbial toxins. Many cannabinoids evaporate below 150 °C, in particular, the more volatile aromatic oils and terpenes, which give cannabis its distinctive flavors and odors
Dazed and Confused (film)
Dazed and Confused is a 1993 American coming-of-age comedy film written and directed by Richard Linklater. The plot follows various groups of Texas teenagers during the last day of school in 1976, the film grossed less than $8 million at the U. S. box office. In 2002, Quentin Tarantino listed it as the 10th best film of all time in a Sight and it ranked third on Entertainment Weekly magazines list of the 50 Best High School Movies. The magazine ranked it 10th on their Funniest Movies of the Past 25 Years list, the title of the film is derived from the Led Zeppelin version of the song of the same name. Linklater approached the members of Led Zeppelin for permission to use their song Rock and Roll in the film. It is May 28,1976, the last day of school at Lee High School in the suburbs of Austin, the next years group of seniors are preparing for the annual hazing of incoming freshmen. Randall Pink Floyd, the star football player, is asked to sign a pledge promising not to take drugs during the summer or do anything that would.
When classes end, the incoming freshman boys are hunted down by the seniors and paddled. The incoming freshman girls are hazed, they are rounded up in the parking lot by senior girls, covered in mustard, ketchup and raw eggs. Freshman Mitch Kramer escapes the initial hazing with his best friend Carl Burnett, fred OBannion, a senior participating in the hazing tradition for a second year after failing to graduate, delights in punishing Mitch. Pink gives the injured Mitch a ride home and offers to take him cruising with friends that night, plans for the evening are ruined when Kevin Pickfords parents discover he planned to host a keg party. Elsewhere, the trio of Cynthia Dunn, Tony Olson. Pink and his friend David Wooderson, a man in his early 20s who still socializes with high school students, pick up Mitch and head for the Emporium, a pool hall frequented by teenagers. As the evening progresses, students loiter around the Emporium, listen to music, cruise the neighborhood. Mitch is introduced to sophomore Julie Simms, with whom he shares a mutual attraction, while cruising again with Pink and Don Dawson, Mitch drinks beer and smokes marijuana for the first time.
After a game of baseball, a neighborhood resident brandishing a gun threatens to call the police. They barely escape after the resident fires at their car, after returning to the Emporium, Mitch runs into his middle school friends. They hatch a plan to get revenge on OBannion, the plan culminates with them dumping paint on OBannion, who leaves in a fit of rage
Mark Schwahn is an American screenwriter and producer. He is best known as creator, head writer and executive producer of the WB/CW drama series One Tree Hill, Schwahn has co-written Coach Carter, The Perfect Score, Whatever It Takes and 35 Miles from Normal. In addition, he was creator of the TV series One Tree Hill, for which he wrote and he served as producer for Whatever It Takes and One Tree Hill. He directed 35 Miles from Normal, which he filmed in his hometown of Pontiac, in March 2015 E. premièred Marks newest show The Royals. E. first scripted series follows the lives of a fictional British Monarchy, the Royals stars Elizabeth Hurley as Queen Helena Hendstridge, Alexandra Park as Princess Eleanor, William Mosley as Prince Liam, Jake Maskall as Cyrus Hendsdrige. He emerged as a top candidate to write a planned spin-off of Melrose Place shortly after the network, Schwahn signed a two-year deal with CPT in early October 2008, but it had not started until June 2009. Until then, he was under a pact with Warner Bros, where he ran One Tree Hill.
His agreement with Warner Bros. called for him to continue as executive producer and showrunner on One Tree Hill returning for the ninth and final season in January 2012. The move to tap Schwahn to conceive a contemporary version of Melrose Place resembles The CW, in early 2009, it was announced Schwahn would not be working on the project. Schwahn was born on July 5,1966 and grew up in Pontiac and he attended film school at the University of Maryland, and is a member of the Writers Guild of America. Schwahns film 35 Miles from Normal was nominated for Grand Jury Award, mark Schwahn at the Internet Movie Database
Leonardo Nam is an Argentine Australian actor of Korean descent. Nam was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Korean immigrant parents, at the age of six, he moved to Sydney, Australia. Nam attended Sydney Technical High School and studied architecture at the University of New South Wales, Nam left Sydney to follow his dreams of an acting career in New York City, United States at the age of 19. He studied with several acting teachers in New York, namely Austin Pendleton and his brother is a choreographer, and his sister is a teacher, they both live in the United Kingdom. Before his Hollywood success, he struggled to make ends meet by working at Lotus Bar in the Meatpacking District of New York and his breakthrough role came in his performance of Roy in The Perfect Score. He had a role in the 2005 film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants as Brian McBrian. He played Brian again in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, in the sequel, Nam made an appearance in The Fast and the Furious, Tokyo Drift as Morimoto.
In 2016, he joined the cast of the HBO series Westworld