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2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)

Listed below are the dates and results for the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for UEFA teams. A total of 51 teams took part, divided in 8 groups – five groups of six teams each and three groups of seven teams each – competing for 13 places in the World Cup. Germany, the hosts, were qualified, for a total of 14 European places in the tournament; the qualifying process started on 18 August 2004, over a month after the end of UEFA Euro 2004, ended on 16 November 2005. Kazakhstan, which transitioned from the Asian Football Confederation to UEFA after the end of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, debuted in the European qualifiers; the teams in each group would play against each other in a home and away basis. The team with the most points in each group would qualify to the World Cup; the runners up would be ranked. For the sake of fairness, in groups with seven teams, results against the seventh placed team were ignored; the two best ranked runners up would qualify to the World Cup. The other six runners up were drawn into three home and away knock out matches, winners of those matches qualifying.

The race to join hosts Germany at the 2006 FIFA World Cup featured an unlikely winner in Europe, where Ukraine became the first team to qualify, having finished above Turkey and Greece in arguably the continent's toughest qualifying group. France had its first successful World Cup qualifying campaign in twenty years as they had missed the 1990 and 1994 tournaments qualified automatically as hosts in 1998 and as defending champions in 2002. Serbia and Montenegro and Croatia advanced to Germany at the head of their sections, the former forcing Spain into the play offs in the process. Besides the eight group winners, two teams progressed automatically as best runners up, namely Poland and Sweden while the play offs offered a second chance to six others; the draw was made on 5 December 2003 in Germany. Germany qualified automatically as hosts; the other seedings were determined by points per game in the qualifiers for 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification and UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying. France qualified automatically for the 2002 FIFA World Cup as title holders, so only their record in UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying was used.

Portugal qualified automatically for UEFA Euro 2004 as hosts, so only their record in World Cup 2002 was used. Kazakhstan were not ranked by this system. For domestic clubs involved in international club competitions reasons, France and Spain were drawn into groups of 6 teams; the national teams which qualified for the final tournament are presented in bold and the national teams who took part in the play-offs are presented in italic. The first round is group play. A win is awarded 3 point, a draw 1 point and a loss 0; the winner of a group is the team with the most points. The following 14 teams from UEFA qualified for the final tournament. 11 goals 9 goals 8 goals 7 goals 6 goals 5 goals 4 goals 3 goals 2 goals 1 goal 1 own goal UEFA Qualifier results with full game box scores at Scoreshelf.com

Andre Rawls

Andre Rawls is an American soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper for Major League Soccer club Colorado Rapids. Rawls spent his entire college career at Saint Mary's College, including a red-shirted year in 2010. Rawls was named the WCC goalkeeper of the year in 2014 and earned first team all-Far West Region honors by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, he set a program record for career goals-against average at 0.98 and registered 25 career wins and 17 shut-outs. On January 20, 2015, Rawls was selected in the third round of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft by New York City FC, he wasn't picked up by New York, instead signing with their USL affiliate club Wilmington Hammerheads on April 3, 2015. Rawls signed with New York City FC on March 3, 2016. Rawls was released by New York at the end of their 2018 season, but was selected by Colorado Rapids in the 2018 MLS Re-Entry Draft. On March 6, 2019, Rawls was again loaned to the USL Championship, joining Rapids affiliate Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC. Andre Rawls at Major League Soccer Andre Rawls at Soccerway

Brazza River

Brazza River is a river in Papua province, Indonesia. The Brazza River has its source at over 3000 meters of elevation in the Jayawijaya or Maoke Mountains of central Papua in Yahukimo Regency, flows south to the lowland rainforests of Asmat Regency before meeting the Pulau River, which flows southeast to the Arafura Sea; the Brazza watershed is known to be the residence of the Asmat tribe the Brazza tribe, one of the Asmat sub-tribes, recorded to inhabit the area of Citak Mitak Subdistrict along this river. Asmat people live in southern Papua, around the big rivers of Aswets, Pomats, Undir and Brazza, all of which flow to the Arafuru Sea; the rivers can be navigated up to about 50 km when the tide rises. Because it was watered by many rivers, the land became large swamps, which were not useful for agriculture and caused the Asmat people to be isolated for a long time. However, in this place they can get enough food from sago trees that grow wild and abundantly everywhere, as well as game animals, such as wild boar, cuscus, various kinds of birds, various kinds of fish and shrimp in the river.

Asmat people establish settlements and villages on the banks of the river, because the river is the most important means of transportation, makes it easy to detect the arrival of other people who approach their village. Asmat people can divided into several sub-ethnic groups, including: Unisirau, Simai, Emari-Ducur, Betch-Mbup, Safan and Joerat. In the upstream of the Brazza river, to the west of the upstream of Digul River, lived the Citak Mitak people, to the east of the Asmat tribe, to the north of the Awyu people, their language has similarities with the Asmat language, so some scholars tend to classify them as one of the Asmat sub-tribes. Another tribe, the Korowai inhabits the upstream of the Brazza river in the south Jayawijaya Mountains, to the northeast of the Asmat tribe, to the west of Senggo; this area is part of the Citak Mitak Districts in Merauke Regency. The boundaries of the Asmat tribe with other inland tribes such as the Kombai, Citak Mitak and others are marked by the Brazza river and the foot of the Central Mountains.

The Asmat Brazza tribe, which lives on the banks of the Brazza river at the foot of the Jayawijaya Mountains, is famous for its'mbis' sculpture, which the'mbis' head is uniquely made separate from the body that makes the art of this tribal craft different and valuable. Dekai, the capital of Yahukimo Regency, is a new town built since 2008 on the east bank of the Brazza river. Nop Goliat Dekai Airport is southeast of the Brazza River, on the north side of Dekai. To the south of town, a river port, Longpon, at the border of Yahukimo and Asmat regencies, provides cargo service for Dekai district and villages near the Brazza river. In the mountains, the Brazza river flows past the villages of the Kimyal people near Sela, where it is known as the Thay river; the Momuna people live in Sumo and Dekai districts on both sides of the Brazza river in the lowland rainforest to the south. South of the Momuna, the Asmat people, known for their wood carvings and bark paintings, live along the lower reaches of the Brazza river The river flows in the southern area of Papua with predominantly tropical rainforest climate.

The annual average temperature in the area is 21 °C. The warmest month is February, when the average temperature is around 24 °C, the coldest is June, at 18 °C; the average annual rainfall is 6178 mm. The wettest month is May, with an average of 721 mm rainfall, the driest is July, with 432 mm rainfall

Spencer, North Carolina

Spencer is a town in Rowan County, North Carolina, United States, incorporated in 1905. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 3,267; the town was named for Samuel Spencer, first president of the Southern Railway, credited with establishment of the railroad's mechanical shops at the site in 1896. The site was the midpoint of the railroad's mainline between Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC; as the shops were being built the Southern Railway developed a town named Spencer, alongside the shops for worker housing. The Southern partitioned 85 acres into 500 lots. Instead of creating a traditional "company" town in which the workers rented houses Southern sold the lots to workers or businesses for $100 apiece; the deeds did contain restrictive covenants which maintained that a dwelling costing in excess of $400 and approved by a Southern appointed architect be built within a year. The Southern donated lots for religious institutions. Southern helped establish a YMCA in the town; the community grew and by 1901 had 625 residents.

The former Spencer Shops were phased out during the 1950s through 1970s and have now become the location of the North Carolina Transportation Museum. The Alexander Long House, Southern Railway's Spencer Shops, Spencer Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Spencer is located at 35°41′37″N 80°25′55″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.7 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,355 people, 1,308 households, 844 families residing in the town; the population density was 1,264.3 people per square mile. There were 1,427 housing units at an average density of 537.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 70.28% White, 23.61% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.61% from other races, 1.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.77% of the population. There were 1,308 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.4% were non-families.

29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.04. In the town, the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males. The median income for a household in the town was $36,687, the median income for a family was $43,702. Males had a median income of $28,860 versus $25,766 for females; the per capita income for the town was $16,354. About 7.7% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over. North Rowan High School North Rowan Middle School North Rowan Elementary School Spencer is mentioned in the song "The Wreck of Old 97" as the ultimate endpoint of a train trip, never reached.

The journey began in Virginia. Notable people from Spencer include: Gil Robinson, NFL player Official website of Spencer, NC

Fahmida Khatun (economist)

Fahmida Khatun is a Bangladeshi economist who focuses on policy analysis and project management. Fahmida completed her master's and Ph. D. in economics from the University College London. She has done post doctoral research at the Earth Institute of Columbia University; as part of her PhD, she undertook research on "Estimating Economic Cost of Environmental Degradation and Natural Resource Depreciation in Bangladesh" under the supervision of economist David Pearce. During her post-doctoral research at Columbia University, she worked with Jeffery Sachs on ICT and SDGs, where she looked into financial inclusion through ICT, she is the current executive director at the Centre for Policy Dialogue. Prior to joining CPD Khatun was a research fellow at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies and held positions at the United Nations Development Programme and USAID, she was a faculty member at universities in England. Anannya Top Ten Awards Khatun is a passionate Rabindra Sangeet singer and sings for herself.

In 2007, Khatun released an album titled Jokhon Prothom Dhoreche Koli, comprising Rabindra Sangeet songs. Khatun, Fahmida. Fish Trade Liberalisation in Bangladesh: Implications of SPS Measures and Eco-Labelling for the Export Oriented Shrimp Sector. Dhaka: Centre for Policy Dialogue. ISBN 978-984-32-3052-2. ——. G.. Gender and Trade Liberalisation in Bangladesh: The Case of Ready Made Garments. Dhaka: Centre for Policy Dialogue. OCLC 276515569. ——. Bangladesher Arthaneeti: Bhitor O Bahir. Dhaka: Centre for Policy Dialogue. ISBN 978-984-04-1634-9. ——. Estimating Women's Contribution to the Economy: The Case of Bangladesh. Dhaka: Centre for Policy Dialogue. ISBN 978-984-33-9984-7. ——. Youth Employment in Bangladesh: Creating Opportunities Reaping Dividends. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-981-15-1749-5. Khatun, F. "Duty Free Quota Free Market Access for South Asian LDCs", in: Chimni, B. S. B. L. Das. S Kelegama and M Rahman. South Asia Yearbook of Trade and Development 2006, Centre for Trade and Development, Oxfam GB, published by Wiley-India.

ISBN 9788126511907 Khatun, F. "Bangladesh in the WTO, chapter in South Asia in the WTO", in: S Kelegama'South Asia in the WTO', published by Sage Publications India, 2007. ISBN 9780761936145 Khatun, F. "Migrant labour and remittances in Bangladesh", in: Stoler, A. L. J. Redden and L. A. Jackson. Trade and Poverty Reduction in the Asia-pacific Region: Case Studies and Lessons from Low-income Communities. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Pp 513-539. ISBN 9781139190404 Khatun, F.. "A Regional Outlook for Climate Finance in South Asia." In Bhattacharya, D. and Rahman, M. Global Recovery, New Risks and Sustainable Growth: Repositioning South Asia. Dhaka: Centre for Policy Dialogue. ISBN 9789848946121 Khatun, F.. "WTO negotiations on environmental goods and services: South Asia's interests". In Kelegama, S. Adhikari, R. Sharma, P. and Kharel, P. Regional Economic Integration: Challenges for South Asia during Turbulent Times. Kathmandu: South Asia Watch on Trade and Environment and South Asia Centre for Policy Studies, pp 253-268.

ISBN 9789937850421 Khatun, F. and Hossain, S.. "India's Economic Rise: Implications for Bangladesh." In Joseph, M. and Jacob, H. India's Economic Growth: Challenges for the Region. New Delhi: Australia India Institute, Regional Centre for Strategic Studies and Manohar Publishers. ISBN 9789350980408 Khatun, F. and Ahamad, M.. "ODA to and External Debt in LDCs: Recent Trends." In Istanbul Programme of Action for the LDCs: Monitoring Deliverables, Tracking Progress – Analytical Perspective. London: Commonwealth Secretariat. ISBN 9781849291194 Khatun, F.. "Development Policies since Independence", in Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Bangladesh, published by Routledge | Taylor & Francis Group. ISBN 9780415734615 Khatun, F. and Amin, M. A.. "Carbon Emission, Energy Consumption and Agricultural Income in LDCs: Lessons for Post-2015 Development Agenda." In Southern Perspectives on the Post-2015 International Development Agenda. London and New York: Routledge. ISBN 9781138615229 Khatun F, Shahida Pervin and Md Masudur Rahman.

"Bangladesh's pursuit of the 2030 Agenda: will it facilitate smooth graduation?" In Bangladesh's Graduation from the Least Developed Countries Group: Pitfalls and Promises. London: Routledge. ISBN 9780429491924 "Articles written by Fahmida Khatun"; the Daily Star. "Formal jobs: A challenge for LDCs". Dhaka Tribune. "WTO meeting disappointing for Bangladesh: CPD". The Daily Star. "Recipe to bolster economy". The Daily Star. "CPD suggests quick steps to arrest falling investment, growth". The Daily Star. "Stuck in a loop of political instability". The Daily Star. "Budget challenge: economic discipline". The Daily Star. "The Ignored Generation: Exploring the Dynamics of Youth Employment in Bangladesh"

Hal Linden

Hal Linden is an American stage and screen actor, television director and musician. Linden began his career as singer in the 1950s. After a stint in the United States Army, he began an acting career where he first worked in summer stock and off-Broadway productions. Linden found success on Broadway. In 1971, he won a Best Actor Tony Award for his portrayal of Mayer Rothschild in the musical The Rothschilds. In 1974, Linden landed his best-known role as the title character in the television comedy series Barney Miller; the role earned him seven Primetime Emmy Award and three Golden Globe Award nominations. During the series' run, Linden hosted two educational series, Animals, Animals and FYI, he won two special Daytime Emmy Awards for the latter series. Linden won a third Daytime Emmy Award for a guest-starring role on CBS Schoolbreak Special in 1995. Linden has since continued his career in films and guest-starring roles on television, he released his first album of pop and jazz standards, It's Never Too Late, in 2011.

Hal Linden was born on March 1931, in The Bronx. He is the youngest son of Frances and Charles Lipshitz, a Lithuanian Jew who emigrated to the United States in 1910 and owned his own printing shop, his older brother, became a professor of music at Bowling Green State University. Linden attended Herman Ridder Junior High School and the High School of Music and Art, going on to study music at Queens College, City University of New York, he enrolled in Baruch College and City College of New York where he received a Bachelor of Arts in business. During his youth, Linden wanted to be bandleader. Before embarking on a career in music, he decided to change his name stating, "'Swing and Sway with Harold Lipshitz' just didn't parse." While riding on a bus from Philadelphia to New York through the town of Linden, New Jersey, he saw the name LINDEN on the water tower and changed his name to Hal Linden. During the 1950s, he toured with Sammy Kaye, Bobby Sherwood, other big bands of the era. Linden played the saxophone and clarinet and sang.

He enlisted in the United States Army in 1952 where he was sent to Fort Belvoir and played in the United States Army Band. While in Fort Belvoir, a friend recommended that he see the touring production of Guys and Dolls playing in Washington, D. C. After seeing the show, Linden decided to become an actor, he was discharged from the army in 1954. Linden replaced Sydney Chaplin in the Broadway production of Bells Are Ringing in 1958, he made a further breakthrough on the New York City stage in 1962 when he was cast as Billy Crocker in the revival of Cole Porter's Anything Goes. Linden's career slowed in the 1960s. During this time, he dubbed English dialogue for various foreign films, did voiceover work for commercials and sang jingles, his career was revived in the 1970s when he was cast as Mayer Rothschild in the 1971 musical The Rothschilds. The role earned him a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. In 1973, he co-starred opposite Tony Lo Bianco in the NBC television film Mr. Inside/Mr. Outside.

The film was not picked up by the network. In 1974, Linden landed the starring role in the ABC television police comedy Barney Miller, he portrayed the eponymous captain of the 12th Precinct in Greenwich Village. He earned seven Emmy Award nominations for his work on one for each season, he earned four Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy. The series aired from 1975 to 1982. Linden said that leaving Broadway to work on Barney Miller was his most irrational act and one of his best decisions. During the run of Barney Miller, Linden served as the narrator and host of the ABC children's shows Animals, Animals and FYI, he won two Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Individual Achievement for his host work on FYI. in 1984 and 1985. After Barney Miller ended in 1982, Linden appeared in several television films, including I Do! I Do!, the television adaptation of the musical of the same name, Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land. In 1982, he was the producers' first choice for the starring role of Dr. Donald Westphall in St. Elsewhere, when the role was given to Ed Flanders, because he wanted to take a break from television.

In 1984, he costarred in the television film Second Edition. The film was intended to be a series but was not picked up by CBS; the following year, Linden portrayed studio head Jack L. Warner in the television biopic My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn. In 1986, Linden returned to episodic television in the NBC series Blacke's Magic, he played the lead character, Alexander Blacke, a magician who solves mysteries with the help of his father Leonard, a retired carnival magician and sometimes confidence man. The series was canceled after 13 episodes. In 1988, he co-starred in the romantic comedy A New Life, directed by Alan Alda. In 1992, Linden tried his hand at television again with the leading role in the comedy-drama series Jack's Place. In the series, Linden portrayed Jack Evans, a retired jazz musician who ran a restaurant, frequented by patrons who learned lessons about love; the show was compared to The Love Boat by critics as it featured a different weekly guest star. The series premiered as a mid-season replacement but did well enough in the ratings for ABC to order additional episodes.

Viewership soon declined and ABC chose to cancel the series in 1993. The next year, Linden appeared; that series was low rated and canceled after 18 episodes. In 1995, Linden won his third Da