Vandal Savage is a fictional character, a supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Savage is immortal, he has plagued the earth with crime and violence since before the beginning of recorded human history, he is a brilliant tactician with immense technological prowess. He has fought hundreds of heroes throughout history. In 2009, Vandal Savage was ranked as IGN's 36th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time. Vandal Savage, under the name "Curtis Knox", made his live-action debut in Smallville, portrayed by Dean Cain; the character was introduced into The CW's Arrowverse, where he was portrayed by Casper Crump. He was the main antagonist in "Heroes Join Forces", the crossover between the season two of The Flash and season four of Arrow, during the first season of Legends of Tomorrow making a cameo appearance in the latter's fourth season. Vandal Savage first appeared in Green Lantern vol. 1 #10, was created by Alfred Bester and Martin Nodell. In the days of prehistory, 50,000 BC, Savage was a caveman named Vandar Adg, leader of the Cro-Magnon Wolf Tribe.
He was bathed in the radiation of a mysterious meteorite, which gave him incredible intellect and immortality. An observer from the Bear Tribe would approach that same meteorite and become Savage's eternal nemesis, the Immortal Man, possessing the power to resurrect as a new person every time he is killed. According to Lex Luthor, there may be evidence to suggest that Savage was the first cannibal on record. Though the Calculator took this to be a joke, Luthor was serious, Savage has not shown much regard for human life. In the Pre-Crisis universe, Savage was native to Earth-Two, but as seen in Action Comics #516, thousands of years in the past a sorcerer revealed to him both the future existence of the Justice Society, the existence of Earth-One. Savage's first mark in the history came when he and a select group of people undermined and destroyed the lost city of Atlantis; that group of people became known with Savage serving as its leader. He claims to have ruled hundreds of civilizations under hundreds of names: Khafre, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan and Vlad the Impaler, to name a few.
He terrorized Victorian era London as Jack the Ripper. He realized that his prominence could cause him to be killed accidentally, so he decided to work behind the scenes, he has worked as close friends and advisers to the likes of Erik the Red, William the Conqueror, Napoleon Bonaparte, Otto von Bismarck, Adolf Hitler. He led the Spanish Armada in its attempted invasion of England, he was the court physician in France and used the royal family for syphilis experiments. Following DC's 2011 reboot of its continuity, The New 52, Vandal Savage is revealed to have been a part of the Demon Knights, an informal band of medieval-based characters operating in the Middle Ages of the DCU, opposing Mordru after the Fall of Camelot; this incarnation of Vandal Savage was less of a threatening, scheming villain and more a likeable, roguish thug. Savage was still a force to be reckoned with, but nonetheless bound to a deep-seated respect for "his fellow immortals" Etrigan and Madame Xanadu taking a place among the assembled heroes.
He is thought to be a traitor. Savage ends up betraying Mordru in turn, he rejoins the rest of the Demon Knights. It is unknown; this behavior is more in line with the present-day Vandal Savage. During the Golden Age, Savage battled the Justice Society of America after first meeting Green Lantern, he attempted to capture the members of the Justice Society out of revenge and place them in suspended animation using technology developed by the Injustice Society of the World member Brainwave, but was thwarted by the Golden and Silver Age Flashes, Barry travelling to Earth-2 after mysterious blackouts happened in cities where JSA members lived. He used a weapon to make them fight each other, captured Jay after the younger Barry beat him, tried to capture Barry, trying to use an illusion to trap Barry in a suspended animation container, but Barry freed the heroes. This caused the JSA to revive. Savage would continue to make various attacks on the Justice Society in stories, he was one of the founding members of the Injustice Society, who were each assigned to capture or kill a JSA member and engineer five jailbreaks to each attack a location in an attempt to conquer the United States.
While leading an army of prison escapees from Gartmoor prison whom he had incited to riot by dropping leaflets about the ISW from a plane, he attacked an airport where Federal planes were about to land, captured Hawkman, before Green Lantern impersonated the Thinker during the'trial' of the JSA and freed the JSA, who jailed the villains. He formed a group of villains called Tartarus. After the events of the 2008 "Final Crisis" storyline, Savage found himself hardly affected by the event, aside from gaining more enemies. Knowing his developed hatred for the Justice Society, the re-installation of a new team consisting superheroes within the modern time known as the Ju
Maynard Morrison, a Canadian comedian, actor and teacher from Sydney, Nova Scotia, has performed on TV, radio and in live venues across Canada. He was a teacher of performing arts at Sydney Academy in Sydney, Nova Scotia, retiring in 2015, his teaching career spans over 30 years of developmental drama / performing arts instruction at various schools. Morrison is married to comedian Bette MacDonald. Morrison was a founding member of the long running Cape Breton Summertime Revue stage show where he created and portrayed many popular characters who exhibited a distinct Cape Breton flair, he has collaborated with his wife Bette on many productions including New Waterford Girl, "IT" Came From Away, the TV show Liocracy. Maynard has been director and a key contributor to the movies released every year by the Sydney Academy Drama Group, the group in which he oversees at the high school where he teaches drama. Just he had a cameo role as a judge at "Kangaroo Court" during the courtroom scene of "Its About Vincent"
The Wynyard Walk is a 180-metre-long pedestrian link and tunnel between Wynyard station and Barangaroo in the Sydney central business district in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The walkway was opened on 20 September 2016. Wynyard Walk provides a quick and safe route and has increased the entry and exit capacity of Wynyard station to meet demand as Barangaroo is redeveloped. An estimated 20,000 pedestrians per hour can walk through the tunnel. In 2009, prior to construction of Barangaroo, the pedestrian tunnel was estimated to cost A$100 million; the project involved the construction of: a five-storey entry building to Wynyard station an 180-metre-long and 9-metre-wide underground accessible pedestrian tunnel situated 2.5 metres under existing tunnels a pedestrian bridge over Sussex Street a public plaza area, Napoleon Plaza to provide an upgraded pedestrian precinctThe construction contract was awarded to Thiess in September 2012. In early 2014, construction at the Western Portal was put on hold to allow archaeologists to work on the site to preserve significant European and indigenous artefacts unearthed during excavation.
On 19 October 2015, a new pedestrian bridge over Sussex Street was opened. It provided a route onto the Napoleon Bridge directly into Barangaroo from Westpac Place behind the Sussex Hotel. While some construction of the Clarenc e Street entrance and minor finishes on Wynyard Walk continued until late 2016, the tunnel is open 24 hours per day. Following the completion of the walk, the plaza known as Wynyard Plaza was renamed as the Napoleon Plaza in honour of the French convict and prominent Sydney developer, Francis Girard; the Wynyard Walk connects pedestrians from Barangaroo through to Wynyard Station - and continues through Wynyard Place and on to the Hunter Connection. The thoroughfare to George St is being reconstructed as part of the Wynyard Place development, due to be completed in 2020, the walkway under George St to the Hunter Connection is closed
Eyelid Movies is the debut studio album by electronic rock duo Phantogram, released on February 9, 2010 by Barsuk Records. "Mouthful of Diamonds" – 4:13 "When I'm Small" – 4:09 "Turn It Off" – 4:01 "Running from the Cops" – 3:57 "All Dried Up" – 3:46 "As Far as I Can See" – 3:29 "You Are the Ocean" – 5:49 "Bloody Palms" – 3:31 "Futuristic Casket" – 3:37 "Let Me Go" – 4:25 "10,000 Claps" – 3:30 The album was well received, retaining a rating of 76 out of 100 on the review aggregating site Metacritic. Absolute Punk gave a favorable review, stating, "Phantogram have put forth a collection of heady and stimulating songs primed for in-the-dark listening." However, another review from Prefix magazine gave it a 5.5 out of 10, recognizing the band's potential for making good music, but saying that the debut was "something of a stumble out of the gate." BBC Music gave it an 8 out of 10
Project Gunrunner is a project of the U. S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Explosives intended to stem the flow of firearms into Mexico, in an attempt to deprive the Mexican drug cartels of weapons; the primary tactic of Project Gunrunner is interdiction of straw purchasers and unlicensed dealers to prevent legal guns from entering the black market. However, other tactics have led to controversy. In early 2011, the project became controversial when it was revealed that Operation Wide Receiver and Operation Fast and Furious had allowed guns to "walk" into the hands of Mexican drug cartels; the ATF began Project Gunrunner as a pilot project in Laredo, Texas, in 2005 and expanded it as a national initiative in 2006. Project Gunrunner is part of the Department of Justice's broader Southwest Border Initiative, which seeks to reduce cross-border drug and firearms trafficking and the high level of violence associated with these activities on both sides of the border; the ATF determined that the Mexican cartels had become the leading gun trafficking organizations operating in the southwest U.
S. and is working in collaboration with other agencies and the Government of Mexico to expand the eTrace firearm tracing software system. ETrace provides web based access to the ATF's Firearms Tracing System to allow law enforcement both domestically and internationally the ability to trace firearms encountered in connection with a criminal investigation to the first recorded purchaser. ETrace allows law enforcement to access their trace results directly and offers the ability to generate statistical reports to analyze their trace data to estimate firearms trafficking trends or patterns; the ATF announced a goal to deploy eTrace software to all thirty-one states within the Republic of Mexico. As part of eTrace expansion, the ATF continues to provide training to Mexican and Central American countries to ensure that the technology is utilized to a greater extent. Colombia and Mexico were provided with their own in-country tracing centers with full access to the ATF firearm registration records.
In Colombia, a joint ATF–CNP Center for Anti-Explosives Information and Firearms Tracing opened on 6 December 2006. In Mexico, The National Center for Information and Planning in order to Fight Crime was established in 2003; the ATF states these are models for planned future tracing centers throughout Central and South America and the Caribbean Basin. In December, 2009, the ATF announced deployment of a Spanish version of eTrace to Mexico and Costa Rica. A planned second phase will release the software to all Spanish-speaking countries with agreements with the ATF. In June 2011 Congress opened an investigation into Project Gunrunner against the ATF, as some ATF agents have come forward stating that top heads in the ATF and the Department of Justice instructed the agents to encourage gun stores in the U. S. to sell assault-style weapons to Mexican firearm traffickers. In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provided $40 million to state and local law enforcement agencies; this money was slated for competitive grants to provide assistance and equipment to local law enforcement along the southern border.
$10 million of the money was to be transferred to the BATF for Project Gunrunner to hire personnel and open facilities in 6 new locations. The use of "stimulus" money to fund Project Gunrunner is controversial, given the ATF Phoenix Field Division's reported initiative of allowing known criminals to purchase guns in an effort to gain intelligence on the cartels. In addition, the FY 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act provided the ATF with an additional 5 million for Project Gunrunner. Countries have access to American gun owner identities and information as a result of traces of recovered firearms contained in the database. In GAO Report 09-709, the ATF reports the National Tracing Center, "conducts the gun traces, returns information on their findings to the submitting party"; the ATF has commissioned 100 special agents and 25 industry operations investigators to the initiative, is increasing its intelligence activities with other EPIC law enforcement partners stationed at the border, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Customs Enforcement and Border Protection and the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The ATF works with these agencies' task forces which operate along the Southwest border, sharing intelligence, conducting joint investigations. By early 2009, Project Gunrunner had resulted in 650 cases by the ATF, in which more than 1,400 defendants were referred for prosecution in federal and state courts and more than 12,000 firearms were involved. According to the U. S. Government Accountability Office, during FY 2007 and 2008, the ATF conducted 12 eTrace training sessions for Mexican police in several Mexican cities, including the same cities where corrupt police were disarmed and arrested: Mexico City, Nuevo Laredo, Matamoros. Despite the GAO report, the ATF claimed in October 2010 only about 20 people have been trained to use eTrace in Mexico; this discrepancy has not been explained. With the assistance of the ATF's Mexico City office and the Narcotics Affairs Section of the U. S. Department of State, the ATF a
Stewart Davies was chairman of Darlington Football Club from 2004 to 2006. Davies is an accountant with many years experience as senior partner in an insolvency practice. He, Melvyn Laughton and Sean Verity made up the Sterling Consortium, who offered high-interest loans to Football League clubs after the collapse of ITV Digital left many in financial difficulties and unable to obtain finance elsewhere. Recipients included Chesterfield and Cambridge United. In 2002, Darlington F. C. chairman George Reynolds borrowed from the consortium and from Davies in order to complete construction of the club's new stadium, the Darlington Arena. When Reynolds put the club into administration, Sterling took control of the club and Davies became chairman, he and his staff stabilised the club, both financially and in terms of its relationship with supporters, before in March 2006 selling it to property tycoon George Houghton