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University Center (Southeastern Louisiana)

The University Center is a 7,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Hammond, United States, on the campus Southeastern Louisiana University. Called "the UC" within the University, it was built in 1982 at a cost of $16.3 million. It is home to Southeastern Louisiana University's Lions and Lady Lions basketball teams and Lady Lions volleyball team, it hosts many other functions including Southeastern’s commencement, a variety of concerts and community events and rodeos. From 2001 through 2008, the arena hosted the girls basketball state championships tournament of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association; the tournament is well received and supported in Hammond and Tangipahoa Parish, where girls basketball has been popular for many decades. Baylor coach Kim Mulkey starred at Hammond High School before a standout career at Louisiana Tech and as a member of the U. S. national team that won the gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics. The arena floor measures 15,000 square feet. Access to the University is via multilane LA 3234 from I-55.

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Jacob Tamme

Jacob Francis Tamme is a former American football tight end. He played college football at Kentucky and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Tamme played for the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons. Tamme graduated from Boyle County High School in Danville, where he was a multi-sport star in football and basketball, he was a four-year letterman and three-year starter at wide receiver and cornerback for Boyle County, who won four consecutive state championships, two in Class AA and two in Class AAA, had a 58-2 record over those seasons. He was a first-team all-state selection as a senior by the Associated Press and Louisville's The Courier-Journal when he caught 46 passes for 797 yards, a 17.3-yard average, 13 touchdowns. In addition, he was a finalist for the Kentucky "Mr. Football" Award, given to the top performer in high school football, his career totals include 97 receptions for 1,866 yards, a 19.2-yard average, 32 touchdowns. On defense, he intercepted 23 passes, including two returns for touchdowns.

As a kick returner, he took 25 punts for 395 yards, a 15.8-yard average, two touchdowns. As a redshirt freshman, he played in all 11 games for the Kentucky Wildcats, he started three games at wide receiver before moving to his more natural position of tight end for the season-ending game at Tennessee. For the season, he had 16 catches for third on the team that year, he was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for excellent work in the classroom. As a redshirt sophomore, he played in all 11 games, starting 10, he was second on the team in pass receptions with 29 catches for one touchdown. On special teams, he blocked punts vs. Florida, he earned a slot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight year. As a redshirt junior, he was voted to the All-SEC first team by the SEC coaches and the Associated Press, he led SEC tight ends in receptions with 32, netting two touchdowns. He made the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third year in a row; as a redshirt senior, he had 56 receptions for six touchdowns.

For the second year in a row, he earned first-team All-SEC honors from both the Associated Press and coaches polls. Tamme finished his career as Kentucky's all-time top pass-catching tight end and 2nd in the history of all SEC tight ends with 133 catches for 1,417 yards; as one of the top scholar-athletes in the country, Tamme completed his degree in integrated strategic communications in only three years and earned his MBA just before entering the NFL. Known for his contributions back to the community, in 2006, he was named to the National Good Works Team by the American Football Coaches Association, the SEC Community Service Team by the SEC Office, to the Frank G. Ham Society of Character by UK Athletics. In 2007, he was one of 15 finalists for the prestigious Draddy Trophy, presented to the top scholar athlete in the country, he gave the acceptance speech on behalf of the 15 finalists at the award ceremony in New York City. In 2007, he was named the SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year and elected to the first-team Academic All-America squad by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

He was the 2007 recipient of the Bobby Bowden Award, a national honor presented by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Tamme was inducted in 2018 to the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame; the Indianapolis Colts selected Tamme in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Tamme was the ninth tight end drafted in 2008, he and the Colts agreed to a 4-year contract with undisclosed terms on July 23, 2008. As a rookie in 2008, Tamme appeared in 12 games with 12 receiving yards. In 2009, Tamme appeared in all 16 games with 35 receiving yards, he helped the Colts into Super Bowl XLIV, but lost to the New Orleans Saints 31-17. After Week 7 of 2010 season, Dallas Clark was placed on Injured Reserve after an injury to wrist and Tamme took over as the starting tight end. Tamme surprised everyone by producing good statistical numbers and brought comparisons between him and Dallas Clark. Tamme finished the season with a career-high 67 receptions for 4 touchdowns, his numbers declined in 2011 due to the absence of Peyton Manning.

He finished the year with a touchdown. Tamme signed for three years and $9 million with the Denver Broncos on March 23, 2012, his contract included $3.5 million in guaranteed money. Tamme improved much in the 2012 year as Peyton Manning signed for the Broncos. Tamme finished the 2012 year with 2 touchdowns. Tamme was part of a Broncos offensive, franchise-setting, becoming the first time an NFL team scored over 600 points in 16 regular season games that year. For the 2013 year, Tamme produced 184 receiving 2 touchdowns, he and Manning helped the Broncos reach Super Bowl XLVIII. In the Super Bowl, Tamme lost 43-8 to the Seattle Seahawks. Tamme had 14 receptions for 109 yards and two touchdowns. Tamme signed with the Atlanta Falcons on March 19, 2015, he finished the season with 59 catches for one touchdown. Tamme played in 8 games, had 22 receptions, 3 for touchdowns, He was placed on injured reserve on November 21, 2016, after undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery. On November 23, 2017, Tamme announced his retirement from the NFL.

Tamme is a Christian. He has spoken about his faith saying, "My faith is important because it's the core of why I believe we exist as humans. Faith allows us to spend an eternity with God and it fuels my every day actions. I've seen how having faith in God can change lives and it has changed m

British debate over veils

The British debate over veils began in October 2006 when the MP and government minister Jack Straw wrote in his local newspaper, the Lancashire Evening Telegraph, while he did not want to be "prescriptive", he preferred talking to women who did not wear a niqab as he could see their face, asked women who were wearing such items to remove them when they spoke to him, making clear that they could decline his request and that a female member of staff was in the room. Straw said he told the newspaper this information to open a debate on the subject, not because of the upcoming deputy leader election in the Labour Party. Straw was Foreign Secretary at the time of the Iraq War and since 1979 had been the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Blackburn, where at least one quarter of the population are Muslim. Straw stated that he would like to see the veil "abolished" altogether, adding that he was worried about "implications of separateness". Straw's views were met with a mixed response, with some agreeing to the idea of a debate, some arguing that Muslim women should not wear veils in the United Kingdom, some, such as the newspaper the Daily Express, calling for the veil to be banned.

Others were opposed to Straw's intervention, some accused him of encouraging prejudice. In 2010, Jack Straw publicly apologised over his 2006 comments, stating "If I had realised the scale of publicity that they received in October 2006, I wouldn’t have made them and I am sorry that it has caused problems and I offer that apology." One of the tenets of Islam is a requirement for modesty in both women. This concept is known in Arabic as clothing; the word "hijab" has entered English and other European languages with a somewhat different meaning, referring either to sartorial hijab, or to one article thereof, namely the headscarf worn by many Muslim women. Muslims follow various schools of thought. Women who wear a face-veil tend to observe the hadiths instructing women to cover all, not essential, which some interpret as everything except the eyes and hands; this belief is a minority position. Most Muslims believe women should cover the hair. An smaller minority wear all-covering garments such as the burqa.

These rulings are based on the public display of the body. Following Straw's comments, support came from fellow Labour members, the then-opposition Conservatives, right-wing national press and others. Tony Blair Labour Prime Minister, described veils as a "mark of separation". and Gordon Brown Chancellor of the Exchequer, agreed with this approach, adding that he thought it would be "better for Britain" if fewer Muslim women wore the veil, that he supports "what Jack Straw has said". Labour MP Nigel Griffiths Deputy Leader of the Commons, said "it's all well for Muslim women to say that they feel comfortable wearing the veil but... the veil does not make other people feel comfortable. In that way it could be said that they are being selfish." Phil Woolas, another Labour MP, who had a position in charge of race relations policy, said that Muslim women wearing the veil are "frightening and intimidating" and congratulated Straw for starting the debate. The Shadow Home Secretary, David Davis of the Conservatives, suggested that Muslims were responsible for white flight, adding that the British may be "inadvertently encouraging a kind of voluntary apartheid".

Bill Deedes, a former Conservative Party politician, added his weight to the debate in an opinion piece in The Daily Telegraph, saying that Islam "is the only faith on Earth that persuades its followers to seek political power and impose a law — sharia — which shapes everyone's style of life", that Islam "forbids" Muslims from conforming with British society. Simon Jenkins wrote a piece for The Sunday Times asking why Muslim women who wore the veil wanted to live in the UK. Allison Pearson wrote in the Daily Mail that women wearing the niqab, or as she phrased it "nose-bags over their faces", "have no place on British streets", she added "It's not a nice sensation – to feel judged for wearing your own clothes in your own country." Trevor Kavanagh wrote in The Sun that Muslim women were wearing the niqab "to provoke us", while the following day Sun columnist Jon Gaunt wrote "enough is enough, forget lifting veils, Labour should remove the kid gloves and treat Muslims the same as every other British citizen.

And it's not just me saying this. The Church of England, in a leaked report, is saying the Government has shown preference to Muslims and has contributed to the divisions in modern Britain." Speaking to The Jewish Chronicle, French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy asserted that "the veil is an invitation to rape" because, as philosopher Emmanuel Lévinas said, " the naked face of your interlocutor, you cannot kill him or her, you cannot rape him, you cannot violate him.". In August 2018, Boris Johnson was criticised for a column that he had written in the Daily Telegraph; as part of an article arguing that burqa bans like the one introduced in Denmark were wrong, as women should be free to wear what they want, Johnson said that Muslim women who wore burqas "look like letter boxes" and compared them to "bank robbers". In response to the piece, the Muslim Council of Britain accused Johnson of "pandering to the far right", while the Labour MP Jess Phillips said she would report Johnson to the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

The Conservative Party chairman, Brandon Lewis, called

Hide (album)

Hide is an album by experimental artist Foetus, released on CD by Ectopic Ents on September 29, 2010. Initial copies included a 5″ x 5″ sticker of the front cover, signed by J. G. Thirlwell. All songs by J. G. Thirlwell "Cosmetics" – 8:39 "Paper Slippers" 5:33 "Stood Up" – 4:19 "Here Comes the Rain" – 4:34 "Oilfields" – 6:41 "Concrete" – 2:35 "The Ballad of Sisyphus T. Jones" – 5:56 "Fortitudine Vincemus" – 0:47 "You're Trying to Break Me" – 8:32 "O Putrid Sun" – 3:10 J. G. Thirlwell – All instruments and vocals, except: Abby Fischer – Vocals on tracks 1, 5, 7, 8 Steven BernsteinTrumpet, alto horn on 2, 3, 7 Leyna Marika Papach – Violin on 3, 7, 10 Elliot Hoffman – Drums on 1 Ed Pastorini – Piano on 10 Jeff Davidson – Drums on 10 Christian GibbsGuitar on 7 J. G. Thirlwell – Production, arrangements, mixing, sleeve design Heung-Heung Chin – Art direction Hide at foetus.org

Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir

Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir is the United States Ambassador to Malaysia. She was appointed by President Barack Obama on 9 December 2016 and presented her credentials 21 February 2017. Lakhdhir was born in daughter of Ann and Noor Lakhdhir, her father had moved from Mumbai, India to the U. S. to study at the University of California and later moved to New York City. Lakhdhir grew up in Westport, Connecticut. There she was a regular participant in the annual United Nations Day, inspired in part by her mother, who had earlier served as president of the NGO Committee on Disarmament and Security at the United Nations. Lakhdhir has a brother, David Lakhdhir. Lakhdhir graduated from Staples High School. In 1986 she earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard University. After graduating from Harvard, Lakhdhir travelled to China, where she stayed for two years, teaching English and American history. Returning to the U. S. she worked for the New York City budget director and graduate studies in public finance at New York University.

Lakhdhir began a career in the Foreign Service in August 1991 and became recognized as a Southeast Asia expert. Her initial assignments included international service first at the U. S. Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and at the Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, she returned to the U. S. to a post at the Secretary of State’s Secretariat. Lakhdhir accepted a year long Pearson Fellowship, working for Congressman Doug Bereuter on the staff of the House Subcommittee on Asia and the House Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade. Lakhdhir moved to China in 2001 and served at the U. S. Embassy in Beijing until 2005. For two years Lakhdhir served as director of the Office of Maritime Southeast Asia, in the State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, an organization responsible for U. S. relations with the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Timor-Leste. She earned a master's degree from the National War College in 2007. In 2009 Lakhdhir moved to Northern Ireland, where she served as U.

S. Consul General in Belfast for two years before accepting an assignment as Executive Assistant to Under Secretary for Political Affairs. Lakhdhir was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as United States Ambassador to Malaysia on 16 June 2016 and was confirmed by the U. S. Senate on 10 December 2016. In her role as ambassador, Lakhdhir has been engaged in improving communications with Malaysians through a greater range of media, supporting on-going cooperation of U. S. companies in Malaysia and the nation's workforce, as well as promoting cooperative undertaking such as research on renewable energy for the country. On May 21, 2018 Lakhdhir met with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at his Perdana Leadership Foundation office, congratulating him on his electoral win and welcoming the opportunity to work with him and his cabinet. In August 2018 she accompanied Mike Pompeo U. S. Secretary of State as he visited Dr. Mahathir, Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu and Deputy Foreign Minister Dato' Marzuki Yahya.

Pompeo became the most senior US official to visit the new prime minister since his election victory. Lakhdir welcomed U. S. participation in Pacific Partnership 2018, the Asia-Pacific’s largest humanitarian assistance and disaster-relief preparedness mission, which ran from February through June 2018

2004–05 OHL season

The 2004–05 OHL season was the 25th season of the Ontario Hockey League. The OHL inaugurated two awards for scholastic achievement, the Roger Neilson Memorial Award and the Ivan Tennant Memorial Award. Twenty teams each played 68 games; the London Knights set a Canadian Hockey League record. The J. Ross Robertson Cup was won by the London Knights. Note: DIV = Division. Marie Greyhounds Dylan Hunter, Left Wing, London Knights Corey Perry, Right Wing, London Knights Danny Syvret, London Knights Andre Benoit, Kitchener Rangers Michael Ouzas, Mississauga IceDogs Dale Hunter, London Knights Mike Richards, Kitchener Rangers Benoit Pouliot, Left Wing, Sudbury Wolves Bobby Ryan, Right Wing, Owen Sound Attack Jordan Smith, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Kyle Quincey, Mississauga IceDogs Adam Dennis, London Knights Dick Todd, Peterborough Petes Brad Richardson, Owen Sound Attack Liam Reddox, Left Wing, Peterborough Petes Ryan Callahan, Right Wing, Guelph Storm Nathan McIver, Toronto St. Michael's Majors Mark Flood, Peterborough Petes Gerald Coleman, London Knights Mike Stothers, Owen Sound Attack In the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge: On November 25, the OHL All-stars defeated the Russian Selects 3–1 at Barrie, Ontario.

On November 28, the OHL All-stars defeated the Russian Selects 5 -- 2 at Ontario. After these two games, OHL had an all-time record of 4–0 against the Russian Selects since the tournament began in 2003–04. In the 2004–05 season the London Knights broke an OHL record, going 28 games in a row without a loss, they subsequently broke the CHL record of 29 games, with a 0–0 tie with the Guelph Storm on December 10, 2004, giving them a record of 28–0–2. The streak ended at 31 games after a 5–2 loss to the Sudbury Wolves on December 17. *Tied OHL record set by Kitchener in 1983–84 **Broke OHL record set by Kitchener in 1983–84 ***Tied CHL record set by Brandon in 1978–79 ****Broke CHL record set by Brandon in 1978–79 List of OHA Junior A standings List of OHL seasons 2005 Memorial Cup 2005 NHL Entry Draft 2004 in sports 2005 in sports HockeyDB