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All-Australian team

The All-Australian team is an all-star team of Australian rules footballers, selected by a panel at the end of each season. It represents a complete team, including an interchange bench, of the best performed players during the season, led by that season's premiership coach. Despite its nature, the All-Australian team is only ceremonial. From 1998 to 2004, the Australian international rules team was composed of All-Australians, from 2005 to 2013 the team for the annual International Rules Series was selected according to the quite different requirements of International rules football; this change was reverted ahead of the 2014 series, with only players who have been selected at least once in any All-Australian team being eligible for selection. The earliest concept considered to be a precursor to the All-Australian team was an annual team selected by Sporting Life magazine between 1947 and 1955. A panel of sportswriters at the magazine selected a full team of eighteen from all ANFC-affiliated competitions.

For a time, AFL historians considered these teams to be official All-Australian teams, but no longer recognises them as such. The first official All-Australian team was selected in 1953 after the Australian Football Carnival, held in Adelaide on that occasion. Based upon performances at the carnival, the All-Australian team was selected by representatives of the various state teams; this tradition continued at all subsequent interstate carnivals until 1988. In 1991, following the VFL's conversion to a national competition and its renaming as the Australian Football League, an annual All-Australian team based on performances during the AFL premiership season was introduced. Since 1999, the All-Australian coach is the coach of the premiership-winning side that year. Prior to 2007, only the final selections in the All-Australian team were announced. Since 2007, the All-Australian selection committee has nominated the 40 leading players of the year in their playing positions at the conclusion of the home and away season, before announcing the final 22 at a date during the All-Australian Presentation Dinner.

The current All-Australian selection panel consists of chairman Gillon McLachlan, Kevin Bartlett, Luke Darcy, Danny Frawley, Steve Hocking, Glen Jakovich, Chris Johnson, Cameron Ling, Matthew Richardson and Warren Tredrea. In addition to the senior All-Australian team, each year an All-Australian is announced based on the AFL National Under 18 Championships and the AFL National Under 16 Championships; the following lists are for senior teams only. Notes: Despite winning the Brownlow Medal, Matt Priddis was not selected in the team, but was selected in the initial squad of 40 like Sam Mitchell was two years before. Notes: Despite being awarded the Brownlow Medal retrospectively alongside Trent Cotchin over four years in November 2016, Sam Mitchell was not selected in the team, but was selected in the initial squad of 40. Notes: For the first occasion, a preliminary squad of 40 was announced. Notes: Despite winning the Brownlow Medal, Shane Woewodin was not selected in the team. Notes: 1998 was the final season in which the coach of the All-Australian team was not the premiership coach.

Notes: Despite winning that season's Grand Final, Hawthorn did not supply one player in the team of the year. State of origin era Pre-State of Origin era These teams were once considered to be equivalent to All-Australian selection, but are no longer recognised as such. Qualification: Selection in seven or more teams from 1953 to 2019 Robert Harvey 8 Mark Ricciuto 8 Gary Ablett, Jr. 8 Lance Franklin 8 Craig Bradley 7 Nathan Buckley 7 Wayne Carey 7 Patrick Dangerfield 7 Paul Roos 7 Qualification: Selection in three or more teams from 1953 to 1980 and 1988. 4 – Jack Clarke 3 – John Abley 3 – Ron Barassi 3 – Jack Clarke 3 – Graham Farmer 3 – Ted Whitten AFL Women's All-Australian team All-Australian Team on official AFL website Sporting Life Teams 1947–1955: All-Australian Teams 1953–1988: All-Australian Teams 1991–2004: Official AFL website

I'd Like a Virgin

I'd Like a Virgin is the third album from Richard Cheese, released April 20, 2004. The album title and artwork are take-offs of Madonna's 1984 album, Like a Virgin; the track, "Dick in Las Vegas", was recorded at Sunset Station. "Gin and Juice" – 2:23 "Yellow" – 1:29 "Girls, Girls" – 1:58 "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" – 2:22 "Message from the Other Dick" – 0:13 "Butterfly" – 1:43 "Hey Ya!" – 1:54 "Beat It" – 2:09 "Milkshake" – 0:48 "Dick in Las Vegas" / "Broken Wings" – 1:49 "Personal Jesus" – 1:43 "Material Girl" – 2:02 "Richard Cheese on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly" – 1:34 "War Ensemble" – 1:52 "Stand Up" – 1:52 "Song Request" – 1:02 "Feeling This" – 1:46 "99 Luftballons" – 0:54 "Rock the Casbah" – 1:20 "Longview" – 2:08 "The Tiger Story" / "Pussy" – 3:20 "Richard Cheese Radio Announcement" – 0:22 "Hidden Track" – 1:31

De Tomaso GuarĂ 

The De Tomaso Guarà is a sports car and the last project the founder and owner Alejandro de Tomaso put into the market. Presented at the 1993 Geneva Motor Show, the Guarà was available in coupé body-style. A roadster and an open-top barchetta bodystyle became available; the latter corresponds without roof and proper windscreen. The Guarà is based on the Maserati Barchetta Stradale prototype from 1991, meant to be the street-legal variant of the track-only car. A take-over of Maserati by Fiat prevented Alejandro de Tomaso from realising such a variant of the Barchetta manufactured by Maserati as Maserati ceased production of the Barchetta under its new owner; the car was thus manufactured by De Tomaso and was named Guarà. The Guarà was designed by Carlo Gaino of "Synthesis Design" who designed the Maserati Barchetta; the first cars were sold in 1994 and with some interruptions the Coupé and the Barchetta still were available in 2005/2006 in Italy and Switzerland. However, it seems; the last car, ordered by an Austrian in 2004, was only delivered in 2011 after De Tomaso's liquidation was completed.

Though sources vary fifty cars in total were built. Ten were the open top barchettas, two were the convertible spiders, 38 cars were coupés. Fibreglass and other composites make the body shell, fitted to a backbone chassis made from aluminium; the suspension is a reminiscent of Formula 1 and IndyCar technology with independent upper and lower wishbone with pushrod front and rear end suspension having rose-joints. The Guarà is known for its agile handling which makes it a bit too "nervous" for the average driver; the Guarà has no luggage space at all, the area under the front being taken up by the racing-style suspension. The large, distinct wheels are manufactured by Marchesini. Early variants of the Guará used the 4.0-litre BMW M60 V8 engine shared with the BMW 840Ci. The engine has a power output of 283 PS. A six-speed manual transmission made by Getrag was used to drive the rear wheels and it had a gated shifter for easier gear changes; the engine has a red-line of 7,000 rpm. Variants switched to a 4.6-litre supercharged cast-iron block V8 engine from Ford because BMW phased out the engine.

The Ford engine has a power output of 320 PS. The brakes were non-servo assisted; the brakes were similar to those used on the Ferrari F40. Like its predecessors, the Guará did not had a power-steering system; the interior is upholstered in leather and has racing bucket seats with optional six-point racing harness. Most of the interior components were sourced from BMW; the Guará had the steering and pedals manually adjusted according to the owner's preferred driving position. The Guará had a dry weight of 1,200 kg and had a power-to-weight ratio of 236 PS per tonne with the BMW engine; the Guará could accelerate to 97 km/h in a claimed 5.0 seconds and had a claimed top speed of 274 km/h. Designer of De Tomaso Guarà

ABP Group

Ananda Bazar Patrika Group is an Indian media company headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal. It was established in 1922. Ananda Publishers is a division of ABP Group. Anandabazar Patrika Bengali language daily newspaper Ebela Bengali language online news portal; the Telegraph English language daily newspaper Ananda Publishers Anandamela Unish-Kuri Sananda Anandalok The Telegraph in Schools Desh Boier Desh Fortune India ABP News - Hindi language news channel in India. Known as Star News. ABP Ananda - Bengali language news channel in India. Known as Star Ananda. ABP Ganga - Hindi language news channel for Uttar Pradesh & Uttarakhand states in India. ABP Sanjha - Punjabi language digital news channel in India, launching soon as a television channel. ABP Majha - Marathi language news channel in India. Known as Star Majha. ABP Asmita - Gujarati language news channel in India. ABP Live - Digital news channel in English language. ABP Andhra - Telugu language news channel in India, launching soon. ABP Tamil - Tamil language news channel in India, launching soon.

ABP Kannada - Kannada language news channel in India, launching soon. The House of Ananda awards the Ananda Purashkar every year to writers writing in Bengali. ABP Corporate Website Ananda Publishers Private Limited Matrimonial Site from ABP Group


Geograficus is a 2003 educational adventure video game, developed by Ruske & Pühretmaier and published by Heureka-Klett and BrainGame Publishing. The game was released in Germany; the game, along with a video game in the Willy Werkel series entitled Willy Werkel baut Raumschiffe, were used at Pestalozzi-Fröbel-Haus in a 2005 program entitled "Expedition Earth" which encourages children to learn about geography through the interactive media. The gameplay is similar to that of video game Myst, in which players traverse through a series of static screens in a retro science-fiction setting; the game aims to teach players about history of the Earth. The game has an internal interactive encyclopedia that contains scientific information and clues on how to complete the puzzles; the young protagonist Geo is tasked by the wise scientist Geograficus to locate the whereabouts of Balvin, a fire dragon who has gone missing. Adventure Archiv questioned the choice to set an educational game in a fantasy world with dragons and magic, noting that the logic and physics of such worlds conflict with that of the real world thereby offering a confused message to players.

Angel Adventure thought the game was both captivating and beautiful, while Kinderuni Darmstadt described it as interesting and logical. gave the game a rating of 3/5 stars. Macwelt thought the game's graphics or control did not live up to contemporary adventure games such as Uru: Ages Beyond Myst or Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon. Lizzy Net wrote that the game made it palatable. In her article Computer games in geography lessons: Learning does not always mean memorizing and timpani, Christina Bulow concluded that the program would not make a good classroom companion due to the high time investment required and the inefficiency of its educational-content delivery; the game was awarded the 2004 Comenius Seal of Quality, the 2004 GIGA mouse award for best educational game. "Geograficus"&source=bl&ots=kCEVWxYyTN&sig=yQ9rCIvveklcLdrwS9nRL_O_bHw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiJosDB5KHYAhVIw7wKHVRtAKc4KBDoAQhbMAk#v=onepage&q=%22Geograficus%22&f=false A study about the game

Red Nichols

Ernest Loring "Red" Nichols was an American jazz cornettist and jazz bandleader. Over his long career, Nichols recorded in a wide variety of musical styles, critic Steve Leggett describes him as "an expert cornet player, a solid improviser, a workaholic, since he is rumored to have appeared on over 4,000 recordings during the 1920s alone." Nichols was born on May 8, 1905 in Ogden, United States. His father was a college music professor, Nichols was a child prodigy, because by 12, he was playing difficult set pieces for his father's brass band. Young Nichols heard the early recordings of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, those of Bix Beiderbecke, these had a strong influence on the young cornet player, his style became polished and incisive. In the early 1920s, Nichols joined a band called The Syncopating Seven; when that band broke up, he joined the Johnny Johnson Orchestra and went with it to New York City in 1923. New York remained his base for years thereafter. In New York, he met and teamed up with trombonist Miff Mole, the two were inseparable for the next decade.

Prior to signing with Brunswick and Mole recorded a series of records for Pathé-Perfect under the name The Red Heads. Nichols could read music and gained session and studio work. In 1926, Miff Mole and he began a prodigious stint of recording with a variety of bands, most of them known as Red Nichols and His Five Pennies. Few of these groups were quintets. Nichols recorded over 100 sides for the Brunswick label under that band name, he recorded under The Arkansas Travelers, The California Red Heads, The Louisiana Rhythm Kings, The Charleston Chasers and Miff's Stompers, Miff Mole and His Little Molers. During some weeks in this period and his bands were recording 10 to 12 records, his recordings of the late 1920s are regarded as the most progressive jazz of the period in both concept and execution, with wide-ranging harmonies and a balanced ensemble. However, they were small-band Dixieland groups, playing, they were different from Louis Armstrong's Hot Fives of that period. Nichols' band started out with Mole on Jimmy Dorsey on alto sax and clarinet.

Other musicians who played for a time in his bands in the following decade were Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Jack Teagarden, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, Gene Krupa. The Five Pennies' version of "Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider" was a surprise hit record, it sold over a million copies, was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA. Other labels Nichols recorded for included Edison 1926, Victor 1927, 1928, 1930, 1931, Bluebird 1934, 1939, back to Brunswick for a session in 1934, Variety 1937, OKeh in 1940. In the next decade, swing eclipsed, he tried to follow the changes and formed a swing band, but his recording career seemed to stall in 1932. Michael Brooks writes, What went wrong? Part of it was too soon. Much of his vast recorded output was released in Europe, where he was regarded by early jazz critics as the equal, if not the superior, of Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke. People who make fools of themselves find a scapegoat, when the critics were exposed to the music of Duke Ellington, Benny Carter, Coleman Hawkins and others they turned on Nichols and savaged him, trashing him as unfairly as they had revered him.

Nichols' chief fault was an overly stiff, academic approach to jazz trumpet, but he did recognize merit as far as other jazz musicians were concerned and made some wonderful small group recordings. Nichols kept himself alive during the first years of the Great Depression by playing in show bands and pit orchestras, he led Bob Hope's orchestra for a while. Nichols had married Willa Stutsman, a "stunning" George White's Scandals dancer, they had a daughter, their daughter came down with polio in 1942, Nichols quit a gig playing with Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra, leaving the music business to work in the wartime shipyards. On May 2, 1942, Nichols left his band to take an army commission, following completion of an engagement at Lantz's Merry-Go-Round, Ohio. Unable to stay away from music, Nichols formed a new Five Pennies band and began playing small clubs in the Los Angeles area soon after the war ended. Before long, the word was out and musicians began showing up, turning his gigs into jam sessions.

Soon, the little club dates were turning into more prestigious bookings at the chic Zebra Room, the Tudor Room of San Francisco's Palace Hotel, Pasadena's posh Sheraton. He toured Europe as a goodwill ambassador for the State Department. Nichols and his band performed billed as themselves, in the 1950 film Quicksand, starring Mickey Rooney. In 1956, he was the subject of one of Ralph Edwards' This Is Your Life television shows, which featured his old buddies Miff Mole, Phil Harris, Jimmy Dorsey, who praised Nichols as a bandleader who made sure everybody got paid. In 1965, Nichols took his Five Pennies band to Las Vegas, he was only a few days into the date when, on June 28, 1965, he was sleeping in his suite and was awakened by paralyzing chest pains. He managed to call the front desk and an ambulance was summoned; that night, the band went on as scheduled, but at the center of the band, a spotlight pointed down at an empty chair in Nichols' customary