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Washington Commandos

The Washington Commandos were an arena football team based in Fairfax, Virginia. The Commandos were founded in 1987 and were an inaugural member of the Arena Football League, were based in Landover, Maryland. After not playing during the 1988 season, the team returned for the 1989 season as the Maryland Commandos. Following the 1989 season, the Commandos moved to Fairfax, where they once again became known as the Washington Commandos; the team never achieved much success at either of its locations, winning a total of four games in three seasons, including a winless 1989 season. The Commandos had the honor of playing in the first AFL regular season game on June 19, 1987, losing to the Pittsburgh Gladiators 48-46 at the Civic Arena; the Commandos picked up their first win in franchise history the following week, when they defeated the Denver Dynamite, by a score of 36-20 in their home opener. The Commandos finished the season with a 2-4 record, a disappointment, but the team was in every game except one, losing three games by a total of six points.

After a one-year hiatus, the Commandos returned to play in 1989 and operated as the "Maryland Commandos", playing their sole home game that year at the same venue as in 1987, Landover's Capital Centre. The team went 0-4 in the abbreviated'travelin' season of 1989; the Commandos coaching staff consisted of Ray Willsey, Mike Hohensee, Mike Dailey, Jerry Kurz. Hohensee and Kurz would all go on to become members of the Arena Football Hall of Fame; the team returned to the Washington name for their final season in 1990. They were coached by Hohensee, promoted from his assistant position; the Commandos started the season 0-3. In 1987 and 1989, the team played its home games at the Capital Centre in Maryland. For the 1990 season, the team was based at the Patriot Center on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. In 1999, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder announced that he would bring an expansion team to DC to be called the Washington Warriors, but after a ten-year wait and the AFL's canceling its season in 2009, that never materialized.

In 2016, it was announced that Ted Leonsis of Monumental Sports, owner of the NBA's Washington Wizards, WNBA's Washington Mystics and the NHL's Washington Capitals was launching an expansion franchise that would play at the Verizon Center in Washington, D. C. in 2017. The Washington Valor began play in 2017; the following Commandos players were named to All-Arena Teams: QB Rich Ingold WR/DB Dwayne Dixon, Lenny Taylor, Chris Armstrong OL/DL Jon Roehlk, Michael Witteck, Chuck Harris K Dale Castro Washington Commandos at ArenaFan.com Maryland Commandos at ArenaFan.com

Swimming at the 2009 World Aquatics Championships

The Swimming portion of the 13th FINA World Aquatics Championships was held at the Foro Italico sports complex in Rome, Italy from Sunday 26 July – Sunday 2 August 2009. It featured 40 long course events; the evening session schedule for the 2009 Worlds was: Note: prelims/semifinals/finals were swum in events 200 m and shorter. For prelims/semifinals/finals events and semis were held on the same day, with finals being the evening of the following day. For the 400 m events and the 800 m relays and finals were held the same day. For the individual 800 m and 1500 m races, prelims were in the morning of one day, with finals in the evening of the next day. Preliminary sessions began at 9:00 a.m.. * Host nation Legend: WR – World record. 2009 in swimming Swimming at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Sleep the Season

Sleep the Season are a Canadian alternative pop music group formed in Welland in 2005. Their specialty is using a cello, their first album Under Stars was contained 5 songs. The Second album don't make a move was released September 4, 2006 and can be considered at the first long play album containing 13 songs. Four Songs was their first independent release; the original band members are Dave Fontaine, Greg Goertzen and Justin Fortier. According to the MySpace site of Sleep the Season the band has now five band members. Trevor Speechly is the new bass player and Mike Harris is their new drummer. Sleep the Season announced that the band was ending and their final show would be December 27 at the Merchant Ale House in St. Catharines, Ontario; the show would be the release of their final EP Anyone but You. All of their album covers and photography was done by Christopher Holland, why they're so good, it is regarded that the music video for Sleep the Season's 2007 hit,'The Waltz', was plagiarized by Miley Cyrus.

In 2010, Cyrus released the official video for her song,'Can't Be Tamed' which included many similar themes and motifs. Fontaine has gone on record to accuse her of copying many elements of the video, including specific shots, stylistic choices, narrative. Fontaine has reached out to various media outlets including TMZ, however they have not reported on the issue. Cyrus has yet to comment on the issue. Dave Fontaine – lead vocals Greg Goertzen – cello Justin Fortier – guitar Trevor Speechly – bass guitar Mike Harris - drumsPast members Ben Audet – drums, vocals Sutherland, Sam. "Attack in Black—In Between Days", Exclaim!, August 2007. Sleep the Season official website The Waltz Music Video Interview with Sleep the Season

David Douglas, 12th Marquess of Queensberry

David Harrington Angus Douglas, 12th Marquess of Queensberry is an Anglo-Scottish aristocrat and pottery designer. He is the elder son of Francis Douglas, 11th Marquess of Queensberry, his only son by his second wife, artist Cathleen Sabine Mann, his maternal grandparents were Dolly Mann and artist Harrington Mann. He succeeded his father in 1954, he was born in London, was educated at Eton College. He served in the Royal Horse Guards. In the 1950s he worked in the pottery industry, he was Professor of Ceramics at the Royal College of Art from 1959 to 1983. He belongs to the Crafts Council, was President of the Design and Industries Association from 1976 to 1978, is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers, was Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art from 1990, Professor of Ceramics there. Under the Peerage Act 1963 which came into effect in August that year, all Scottish peers were given seats in the House of Lords as of right; this right was lost under the House of Lords Act 1999 which provided that "o-one shall be a member of the House of Lords by virtue of a hereditary peerage."

As a hereditary peer, Queensberry spoke in the House of Lords during the passage of the Sexual Offences Act 1967. He explained in 2016 that he had been delighted to associate his family with a liberalising measure as "The Queensberry name had become so associated with the way Oscar Wilde was pilloried in 1895". Queensberry has been married three times: first in 1956 by whom he had two daughters. Issue: Lady Emma Douglas married 1986 Damon Lewis Vincent Heath, has issue Ambrose Jonathan Carey, see below Lady Alice Douglas married 1stly 1989 Ali Ugan. Sholto Francis Guy Douglas, Viscount Drumlanrig, legitimated by decision of Lord Lyon when his parents married Lady Kate Douglas married 1999 Tom Weisselberg, has issue Lord Milo Douglas Lord Torquil Douglas Lady Beth Douglas, legitimised in 2000 by her parents' marriageQueensberry's eldest but illegitimate son, Ambrose Jonathan Carey, is head of a British security and intelligence firm, his half-sister Caroline Carey, an English art student, married the late Salem bin Laden, prior head of the global Bin Laden family corporation.

Ambrose Carey has been married since 1995 to Christina Weir, a daughter of the late Sir Michael Scott Weir KCMG and his first wife, Alison Walker. They have Angus Carey-Douglas and James Carey-Douglas; as Ambrose is illegitimate, he and his two sons are not in remainder to the Marquessate and subsidiary titles. Queensberry has several siblings. By his father's first wife, he has an elder half-sister, Lady Patricia Douglas, whose daughter Countess Emma de Bendern was the first wife of gossip columnist Nigel Dempster, he has a late sister, Lady Jane Cory-Wright, twice married to David Arthur Cory-Wright, of the Cory-Wright baronets. He has a younger half-brother, Lord Gawain Douglas, married with issue, one son and five daughters. Memorial Service: Sir Michael Weir, The Times, 22 September 2006. Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Marquess of Queensberry

Tympanum (architecture)

In architecture, a tympanum is the semi-circular or triangular decorative wall surface over an entrance, door or window, bounded by a lintel and an arch. It contains sculpture or other imagery or ornaments. Most architectural styles include this element. In ancient Greek and Christian architecture, tympana of religious buildings contain religious imagery.. A tympanum over a doorway is often the most important, or only, location for monumental sculpture on the outside of a building. In classical architecture, in classicising styles from the Renaissance onwards, major examples are triangular; these shapes influence the typical compositions of any sculpture within the tympanum. Bands of molding surrounding the tympanum are referred to as the archivolt. In medieval French architecture the tympanum is supported by a decorated pillar called a trumeau. Church architecture Gable Pediment Portal Sculpted tympanums Chartres Cathedral, West Front, Central Portal Tympanum of the last Judgment - western portal of the abbey-church of Saint Foy

The Aspen Times

The Aspen Times is an 11,500-circulation, 7-day-a-week newspaper in the ski resort town of Aspen, United States, with a history dating back to 1881. The Aspen Weekly Times' first issue was published April 23, 1881 when Aspen was a silver mining town, the purpose of the newspaper was to bring news about the outside world to miners; the original owner was D. H. Waite & Co under the leadership of Davis Hanson Waite who sold the paper to B. Clark Wheeler in 1885 and became Governor of Colorado. Within months, Wheeler converted the paper into a daily. Wheeler had various business interests. In 1880, Wheeler changed the name of the city from Ute City to Aspen. In the 1890s, the paper returned to a weekly publication schedule as the population of Aspen dropped due to the bust in silver prices. In 1956, Bil Dunaway, a U. S. Army 10th Mountain Division veteran, bought The Aspen Times, over the next 35 years would amass a local media empire. At one time, he owned Aspen's cable TV company and its only newspaper.

Downvalley, he owned Glenwood Springs, Colorado radio station KMTS-FM 99.1, the Valley Journal in Carbondale, The Rifle Telegram and Climbing magazine. Dunaway was a crusading newspaper editor as well as a world-class ski racer and a prolific mountaineer. In 1988, Dunaway hired Dave Price to create a daily edition of the Aspen Times. Price had been a reporter at the Aspen Daily News and news director at KSNO and KTYE radio stations. After months of planning, the "'Aspen Times Daily'" was launched on November 9, 1988 with Price as its first editor; the first issue came out the morning after a major local election, the headline on the inaugural issue was "Dems sweep county." In 1990, Price covered the arrest of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson on sex assault charges; the charges were dropped after Price reported that the alleged victim was an undercover agent who fabricated the assault claim in order to give the district attorney a pretext for searching Thompson's Woody Creek ranch for drugs.

Thompson reprinted some of Price's stories in his 1990 book "Gonzo Papers, Vol. 3: Songs of the Doomed: More Notes on the Death of the American Dream." In 1992, Dunaway sold the Times to a group led by Loren Jenkins, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Washington Post. Jenkins improved the newspaper by redesigning it and bringing in national and international news and cultural reporting and reviews from the services of the New York Times and the Washington Post, he gave the newspaper an editorial edge that sought to slow down rampant development and preserve the local values and nature that had always made the Roaring Fork valley special. Jenkins left town in 1996. In 1995, the ownership of the paper changed again, this time the group included as many as nine investors by some reports. Among them were local businessmen George Stranahan, Michael McVoy and longtime Times writer and novelist Andy Stone. On December 1, 1999, the Aspen Times was purchased by Swift Communications of Carson City, Nevada in a regional newspaper buy up.

Swift moved all printing operations to Colorado. Swift Communications owns at least ten other Colorado resort town newspapers. All of their online newspapers share the same content management system and as of May, 2011 the ability for readers to leave comments about articles was indefinitely removed, due to issues of incivility. In Fall of 2011, the Aspen Times re-enabled onymous commenting for users with an active Facebook account; the Aspen Times printed both weekly and daily editions until 2004, when the weekly was converted into a Sunday edition. At that point, the Times Daily went from Monday-Friday to seven days a week; the word "Daily" was dropped from the title of the daily paper in the 1990s. Aspen Times official web site