The principal reason for the universe's poker face is that its constituents are far away. Stars careen through space, and galaxies spin at speeds thousands of times faster than a jet plane. But given their distance, you'd need the patience of Job to notice much change in their appearance or position.Seth Shostak
Brett Andrew Hull is a Canadian-American former ice hockey player and general manager, and currently an executive vice president of the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League . He played for the Calgary Flames, St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings and Phoenix Coyotes between 1986 and 2005. His career total of 741 goals is the fourth highest in NHL history, and he is one of five players to score 50 goals in 50 games. He was a member of two Stanley Cup winning teams - 1999 with the Dallas Stars and 2002 with the Detroit Red Wings. His championship winning goal for Dallas in overtime of game six of the 1999 Stanley Cup Finals remains the focus of debate over whether it was scored within the rules of the time. On January 27, 2017, in a ceremony during the All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, Hull was part of the second group of players to be named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history.
Kristine Tsuya Yamaguchi is an American former figure skater. In ladies' singles, Yamaguchi is the 1992 Olympic champion, a two-time World champion , and the 1992 U.S. champion. As a pairs skater with Rudy Galindo, she is the 1988 World Junior champion and a two-time national champion . In December 2005, she was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. In 2008, Yamaguchi became the celebrity champion in the sixth season of Dancing with the Stars.
William Oliver Stone is an American writer and filmmaker. Stone won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay as writer of Midnight Express . He also wrote the acclaimed gangster movie Scarface . As a director, Stone achieved prominence as director/writer of the war drama Platoon , for which Stone won the Academy Award for Best Director; the film was awarded Best Picture. Platoon was the first in a trilogy of films based on the Vietnam War, in which Stone served as an infantry soldier. He continued the series with Born on the Fourth of July —for which Stone won his second Best Director Oscar—and Heaven & Earth . Stone's other notable works include the Salvadoran Civil War-based drama Salvador ; the financial drama Wall Street and its 2010 sequel Money Never Sleeps; the Jim Morrison biopic The Doors ; and a trilogy of films based on the American Presidency—JFK , Nixon and W. . His latest film is Snowden .
Peter Jasper Akinola is the former Anglican Primate of the Church of Nigeria. He is also the former Bishop of Abuja and Archbishop of Province III, which covered the northern and central parts of the country. When the division into ecclesiastical provinces was adopted in 2002, he became the first Archbishop of Abuja Province, a position he held until 2010. He is married and a father of six.
Louis Leo Holtz is a former American football player, coach, and analyst. He served as the head football coach at The College of William & Mary , North Carolina State University , the New York Jets , the University of Arkansas , the University of Minnesota , the University of Notre Dame , and the University of South Carolina , compiling a career record of 249–132–7. Holtz's 1988 Notre Dame team went 12–0 with a victory in the Fiesta Bowl and was the consensus national champion. Holtz is the only college football coach to lead six different programs to bowl games and the only coach to guide four different programs to the final top 20 rankings.
I look forward to making tangible and inspirational contributions to the Houston Technology Center's initiatives. HTC is an engine behind Houston's and Texas' continued growth.Walter O'Brien
The face you have at age 25 is the face God gave you, but the face you have after 50 is the face you earned.Cindy Crawford
I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.Stanley Kubrick