View post tag: UFC View post tag: USS Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today UFC Fighters Visit USS Abraham Lincoln April 20, 2012 View post tag: Fighters View post tag: Abraham View post tag: Lincoln View post tag: Visit UFC Fighters Visit USS Abraham Lincoln View post tag: News by topic Three Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters visited the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), April 17. Rich “Ace” Franklin, Keith “The Dean of Mean” Jardine and Stephan “The American Psycho” Bonnar toured the ship, visited with Sailors, signed autographs for fans and gave a grappling demonstration in the ship’s hangar bay.“It was awesome,” said Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman Recruit Chris Spires. “I’ve watched these guys since I was little, and they inspired me to start training in mixed martial arts (MMA). My buddies would never believe I actually got to meet these guys.”Shortly after flying aboard, the fighters met with Rear Adm. Mike Shoemaker, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9. After a quick briefing, the fighters visited crew members throughout the ship.“We were more than happy to visit Lincoln, especially because the UFC has always had strong support from service members,” said Franklin.“It’s great coming out here to the ships because everybody has been serving and working hard for so long,” added Franklin. “If coming out here helps boost the morale, then it’s the least I can do.”Though the fighters were only on board for a few hours, they managed to make a lasting impression on a few Lincoln Sailors. Airman Richard Gunther said he was excited to have the opportunity to meet some of his heroes.“The sport is so cool,” said Gunther. “Everyone back home will be very excited when they see the pictures. This is one of the coolest experiences of my time in the Navy.”Franklin is a former middleweight champion and is the co-creator of the Keep It in the Ring Foundation, a group that advocates nonviolence and character building for American youth. Jardine is a light heavyweight known for victories over Forrest Griffin and Chuck Liddell. Bonnar, also a light heavyweight, works as a personal trainer.Lincoln is the flagship for CSG 9, which also includes guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) and Destroyer Squadron 9, comprised of guided-missile destroyers USS Momsen (DDG 92) and USS Sterett (DDG 104). CSG 9 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, embarked aboard Lincoln, are deployed to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support exercises in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 20, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: Navy Training & Education View post tag: Naval
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April 16, 2008 Babel Canyon, the model of an arcology designed by Paolo Soleri, has navigated a northern trek, where it finds itself part of Québec City’s Musée de la civilisation’s Babel Canyon, the model of an arcology designed by Paolo Soleri, has navigated a northern trek, where it finds itself part of Québec City’s Musée de la civilisation’s The modern model of Babel is no exception for this. The model will be on display until June 2009, participating in Québec City’s 400th anniversary commemorations. More information on this particular Soleri model can be found in November 21, 2007’s Daily Progress report. [Photo: Idra Labrie & text: Amber Klatt] Babel Canyon early drawing from page 302 of Paolo Soleri Sketchbook 5, October 1966. The Babel Canyon arcology design can be found on pages 81-83 in “City in the Image of Man” by Paolo Soleri. The new 2006 edition is available through our web-site store. The model was built in 1969 at Cosanti and was part of “The Architectural Vision of Paolo Soleri” exhibition in 1970. That exhibit opened at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washinton, DC, then traveled to the Whitney Museum of Art in New York City, to the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, the Canadian Gov. Conference Centre, Ottawa, the University Art Museum at UC Berkeley, and the Phoenix Art Museum. The Babel Canyon model was also shown during “Soleri’s Cities, Architecture for the Planet Earth & Beyond” exhibition at Scottsdale Center of the Arts in 1993. [Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & text: sa]
Adam MacDonaldSky has installed a new head of comedy and rejigged its senior programming team across Sky 1 and Sky Living.Sky 1 director Adam MacDonald has been given a wider role and will now also run female-skewed entertainment channel Sky Living. The change see former Living boss Julia Barry move to new role in Sky’s On Demand division.MacDonald will also oversee the Pick and Challenge channels, with Stephen Ladlow, director of challenge, reporting to him.All of Sky’s key channel execs (outside of sport and news) now report to Gary Davey, managing director, content at the pay TV firm. MacDonald reports to Davey as does Sky Atlantic chief Zai Bennett and Sky Arts chief Phil Edgar-Jones.Sky’s top programming team – including head of drama Anne Mensah, head of non-scripted Celia Taylor, and new head of comedy Jon Mountague – also all report to Davey.Sky confirmed Jon Mountague as its permanent head of comedy this morning. He has been filling the role on an interim basis since Lucy Lumsden said she was stepping down to return to the production sector.Former Living boss Barry, meanwhile, will report to strategy and operations boss Dominic Shorrocks.Gary Davey, who joined Sky in the UK earlier this year as managing director, content, said: “I’m committed to continuing to offer our customers a broad range of quality, original content. With our priorities in mind, I have reviewed the workings of our entertainment team to reflect this.He added: “With the team now in place, I’m really excited about the future and continuing to deliver great, high quality entertainment content to our customers.”
Netflix is working on a series adaptation of the fantasy novel and video game series The Witcher.An English-language drama series based Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy franchise has gone into development, with the Sean Daniel Company and Platige Image attached.The Witcher is a collectioj of right novels and story collections and a major video game franchise about hunters who develop supernatural abilities at a young age in order to battle dead monsters.“Andrzej Sapkowski has created a rich and memorable world, at once magical and familiar,” said Erik Barmack, Netflix’s vice president of international series. “We couldn’t be more excited about bringing The Witcher saga to Netflix members around the world.”Sapkowski will serve as creative consultant on the series, with Sean Daniel (The Mummy) and Jason Brown (The Expanse) executive producing, along with Tomek Baginki and Jarek Sawko of Polish production and visual effects firm Platige Image.“I’m thrilled that Netflix will be doing an adaptation of my stories, staying true to the source material and the themes that I have spent over thirty years writing,” said Sapkowski. “I’m excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.”“The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a dangerous world,” said Daniel and Brown in a statement. “The characters are original, funny and constantly surprising and we can’t wait to bring them to life at Netflix, the perfect home for innovative storytelling.”In related Netflix commissioning news, the SVOD service has given the greenlight to a fifth season of comedy Arrested Development.