On 31 January 2005, Joyce Hens Green, the federal district judge for the District of Columbia who was coordinating the many habeas corpus cases before the U.S. district court after Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, ruled that the Combatant Status Review Tribunals (CSRT), held to determine whether prisoners in Guantánamo were enemy combatants, were unconstitutional.
Her personal life (she has lived in Lebanon, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Greece and France) and her curiosity have enabled Hamdan to playfully use various dialects of Arabic in her lyrics, which alternate between Lebanese, Kuwaiti, Palestinian, Egyptian and Bedouin, as well as some of the code-switching which is so typical of Middle-Eastern humour.
Some of the force also skirmished with Te Rangihaeata’s warriors in the bush near the pā. By 10 August Last had concluded a decisive victory was unattainable and the majority of the force was withdrawn, leaving a Māori attack force to maintain fire.
This time a determined Armstrong dropped Mayo and Ullrich and powered off like a man possessed after the lone Chavanel. He caught Chavanel with about 4 km to the finish, sportingly tapping him on the back to acknowledge his efforts, as he passed him to win the stage, his sixteenth stage victory and probably his last chance to gain some time over Ullrich before the final time trial.
In 2005, he appeared as Saladin’s aide, Imad, in Ridley Scott’s film Kingdom of Heaven. He gave a critically lauded performance as Prince Nasir in Syriana, alongside George Clooney and Matt Damon. He played the title role in 2006’s Hannibal – Rome’s Worst Nightmare for the BBC (UK).
The area was and is extensively mined for opal, and the settlers lived underground to escape the scorching daytime heat, often exceeding. The northern continental climate makes underground pedestrian malls quite useful.
UTEP’s fight song, Miners Fight was also borrowed from the Austin campus. With the estate of Marty Robbins, the UTEP Music Department in the late 1980s wrote new words to the melody of his Emmy Award-winning Country & Western hit El Paso.