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CONCACAF

The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football is one of FIFA's six continental governing bodies for association football. Its 41 members include nations and territories in North America, including Central America and the Caribbean. Three geographically South American entities are members — Guyana and the French overseas department of French Guiana. CONCACAF's primary functions are to organize competitions for national teams and clubs, to conduct World Cup and Women's World Cup qualifying tournaments. CONCACAF was founded in its current form on 18 September 1961 in Mexico City, with the merger of the NAFC and the CCCF, which made it one of the five, now six continental confederations affiliated with FIFA. Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Haiti, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Panama and United States were founding members. CONCACAF is the third-most successful FIFA confederation. Mexico dominated CONCACAF men's competition early on and has since won the most Gold Cups since the beginning of the tournament in its current format.

The Mexico national football team is the only CONCACAF team to win an official FIFA tournament by winning the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup. Mexico and the U. S. have won all but one of the editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. In recent years Costa Rica and Panama have become powers in the region; the United States has been successful in the women's game, being the only CONCACAF member to win all three major worldwide competitions in women's football — the World Cup, the Olympics, the Algarve Cup. Canada is the only other member to win at least one of the major competitions, winning the Algarve Cup in 2016. CONCACAF is led by a General Secretary, Executive Committee and several standing committees; the Executive Committee is composed of eight members — one president, three vice-presidents, three members, one female member. Each of the three geographic zones in CONCACAF is represented by one member; the Executive Committee carries out the various statutes and resolutions. The first leader of CONCACAF was Costa Rican Ramón Coll Jaumet.

In 1969, he was succeeded in the role by Mexican Joaquín Soria Terrazas, who served as president for 21 years. His successor Jack Warner was the CONCACAF president from 1990 to 2011 for 21 years. Warner was suspended as president on 30 May 2011 due to his temporary suspension from football-related activity by FIFA following corruption allegations. Chuck Blazer was the General Secretary during the same period. On 20 June 2011, Jack Warner resigned from the presidency of CONCACAF, removed himself from all participation in football, in the wake of the corruption investigation resulting from 10 May 2011 meeting of the Caribbean Football Union; the vice-president of CONCACAF, Alfredo Hawit, acted as president until May 2012. In May 2012, Cayman Islands banker Jeffrey Webb was installed as President of CONCACAF. On 27 May 2015, Webb was arrested in Zurich, Switzerland on corruption charges in the U. S. Victor Montagliani, leader of the Canadian Soccer Association, was elected as president of CONCACAF in May 2016.

CONCACAF is a non-profit company registered in Bahamas. The headquarters of the CONCACAF are located in United States, it had been the Admiral Financial Center, George Town, Cayman Islands—the home city of former CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb and prior to that, they were based in Port of Spain and Tobago under the presidency of Jack Warner. The administration office of CONCACAF was located in Trump Tower, New York when Chuck Blazer was the General Secretary. In February 2017, a satellite office was opened in Jamaica. In July 2017, a second satellite office was opened in Guatemala City, shared with UNCAF, most another satellite office for the FIFA Caribbean Development Office was opened in Bridgetown, Barbados' suburb of Welches. CONCACAF has 41 member associations: 28 from the Caribbean 7 from Central America 3 from North America 3 from South AmericaM = Men's National Team. W = Women's National Team N/A: not applicable, not available or no answer. Bonaire were promoted from an association member to a full member at the XXIX Ordinary CONCACAF Congress in São Paulo on 10 June 2014.

Teams not affiliated to the IOC are not eligible to participate in the Summer Olympics football tournament, as a result, they do not participate in the CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament or the CONCACAF Women's Pre-Olympic Tournament. Elections at the CONCACAF Congress are mandated with a one-vote rule; the North American Football Union is the smallest association union in the region with only three members, but its nations have strong commercial and marketing support from sponsors and they are the most populous nations in the region. The Caribbean Football Union has the ability to outvote NAFU and UNCAF with less than half of its membership. There is a fractious relationship between members of CFU, UNCAF and NAFU; this provoked former Acting-President Alfredo Hawit to lobby for the CONCACAF Presidency to be rotated between the three unions in CONCACAF in 2011. Trinidad's Jack Warner presided over CONCACAF for 21 years, there was little that non-Caribbean nations could do to elect an alternat

The Beano Annual

The Beano Annual is the current name of the book, published every year since 1939, to tie in with the children's comic The Beano. As of 2018 there have been 79 editions; the annuals are traditionally published in July or August, in time for Christmas, since 1965 they have had the date of the following year on the cover. Before no date was given. From the annual 1943 to 1950 one the annual was called "The Magic-Beano Book", which referred to the short-lived Magic Comic that had ceased publication in 1941 due to the Second World War's paper rationing; the name reverted to the original title of "The Beano Book" in 1950 and continued, the year changing for each subsequent annual, until the release of the 2003 book in 2002 when it was renamed "The Beano Annual". The 2011 Beano Annual is wider than previous annuals. After paper rationing had ended, The Magic Comic was never revived, but some of the characters who had appeared in the pre-war Magic Comic remained as regular strips in the post-1950 Beano Comic.

Because of his popularity, Dennis the Menace has appeared on the front cover of every annual since the release of the 1979 book in 1978. The latest version came out 2018 and was dated 2019; the book has retailed at £7.99 since 2009 This information is necessary to identify older annuals which are not dated. If an annual is dated 1940, it would have been published in August 1939. Prices are in pence with one shilling equal to 5p; the Beano Book 1940: Big Eggo and all the other characters are sitting on a seesaw, supported by Pansy Potter. Price 2/6 1941: All the then-current characters are emerging from gigantic eggs with Big Eggo's head peering onto the right side. Price 3/- 1942: All the then-current characters are dancing around the spinning Big Eggo – with Lord Snooty playing the bagpipes. Price 3/6The Magic-Beano Book 1943: Big Eggo and Koko the Pup are having a three-legged race with all the other characters running behind them; the "Magic" in the book's name refers to The Magic Comic, where Koko the Pup had originated back in 1939.

Price 5/- 1944: Big Eggo and Koko the Pup are having a pillow fight on a balance beam and it looks like Eggo is going to sneeze. Price 6/- 1945: Big Eggo and all the other characters are playing leapfrog as they approach a pool full of water. Price 6/- 1946: Big Eggo pulls all the other then-current characters along in a cart, as Koko holds a horseshoe in front of him. Price 6/- 1947: All the characters are gathered around Big Eggo, who has something spherical stuck in his throat. Price 6/- 1948: Big Eggo and all the other then-current characters are playing musical instruments. Price 6/- 1949: Biffo the Bear and Koko are fighting in front of a taxi, while all the other characters are trying to stop them. Price 6/- 1950: Biffo the Bear is painting a portrait of Big Eggo and all the other characters on a large canvas. Price 6/-The Beano Book 1951: Biffo is riding upon Tick-Tock Tony, the Clock-Work Horse, based upon The Horse that Jack Built. Price 6/- 1952: Biffo is nailing pictures of many other then-current Beano characters to the cover.

A jar of Magic Lollipops is present below the book's name. Price 6/- 1953: Jack Flash is taking all the other characters on a trip to the Moon. Price 6/- 1954: Biffo is hanging from a tree, Dennis is holding a lobster near his foot, a monkey is sawing the branch Biffo is hanging from. In the background, Buster watches. Price 6/- 1955: A policeman is trying to stop Biffo from fishing, but an arrow with a glove on it, a boot and a horseshoe knock him over the edge of the pool. Price 6/- 1956: Biffo is acting as General Jumbo with all the other then-current characters acting as the radio-controlled army. Price 6/- 1957: Dennis kicks a football, which bounces off all the other then-current characters like a pinball and into a goal. Price 6/6 1958: Biffo is doing a juggling act, a swarm of bees are flying towards him. Price 6/6 1959: Biffo the Bear watches Dennis, as he plays a game of leapfrog with Little Plum, a goat is about to butt him. Price 6/6 1960: Biffo is completing a jigsaw puzzle of the Bash Street Kids, which shows an angry dog chasing after the Teacher.

Price 7/- 1961: The comic's title is displayed in large letters – with pictures of Dennis, Wilfrid, Little Plum, Roger and Smiffy on the top, Jonah, Biffo, Fatty and the Bash Street Teacher on the bottom. This cover appeared on the endpapers of the 2004 The Broons special book. Price 7/6 1962: Jonah is dancing on the mast of a sinking ship, with an "SOS" flag on it, his hat is on the word "BOOK", while two fish are looking at him with shocked faces. On the back cover, Jonah is wearing a vest and shorts while sitting on a giant turtle and playing a harmonica, his clothes are on the mast like a flag, as the turtle looks surprised. Price 7/6 1963: The Bash Street Kids are sitting on a giant swing, tied to the comic's na

Cynthia Rhodes

Cynthia Rhodes is a retired American actress and dancer. Her film roles include Jackie in Staying Alive and Penny in Dirty Dancing. Born in Nashville, Rhodes began her show-business career working at Opryland USA as a singer and dancer while attending Glencliff High School during the 1970s. Raised in a Baptist family, Rhodes tried to maintain a clean-cut image in her acting roles and in the media, turning down scripts that required nudity and refusing offers to pose for pictorials in Playboy magazine. Sylvester Stallone, the director of Staying Alive, reinforced these facts by stating that Rhodes "would sooner quit the business before doing anything to embarrass her parents."Rhodes played a small role in the fantasy musical Xanadu. Her next role was as Tina Tech in the musical film Flashdance. After Flashdance, Rhodes was cast opposite John Travolta in Sylvester Stallone's 1983 film Staying Alive, a sequel to the 1977 hit film Saturday Night Fever. Rhodes' character, was an ensemble dancer, bar band singer, sometime love interest of Travolta's character, Tony Manero.

While poorly reviewed, the film was commercially successful. Rhodes garnered her first non-dance related role in Michael Crichton's 1984 science fiction thriller Runaway with Tom Selleck, Kirstie Alley and Gene Simmons, her most notable role was as dance instructor Penny Johnson in the hit 1987 motion picture Dirty Dancing with Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze. Rhodes' final motion picture role was the character of Vickie Phillips, playing opposite Jameson Parker, in the sleeper action-adventure movie Curse of the Crystal Eye. Rhodes appeared as a dancer in a number of music videos, including "Rosanna" by the band Toto, "The Woman in You" by the Bee Gees, "Don't Mean Nothing" by Richard Marx, she was a dancer for the glam rock band The Tubes. Rhodes joined the pop group Animotion, replacing their lead singer Astrid Plane, for the recording of their third album of original material. Though the group's single "Room to Move" rose to No. 9 on the Billboard charts, the album failed to match the group's earlier success, peaking at only No. 110 on the pop charts.

In 2002, Rhodes co-wrote the smooth jazz track "Perfect Day" with then-husband Richard Marx for December, trumpeter Chris Botti's holiday album. Rhodes was married to singer-songwriter Richard Marx, they met in 1983. Rhodes, seven years his senior, thought. Marx and Rhodes did not start their relationship until two years when they were reacquainted at a party. After a four-year courtship, the couple married on January 8, 1989. After marrying Marx and giving birth to three boys, Rhodes retired from her performing career to raise her family. In an Us Weekly article dated April 4, 2014, Marx's representative confirmed that he and Rhodes were divorcing after 25 years of marriage. Animotion "Finding Out the Hard Way", "I'm Never Gonna Give You Up" with Frank Stallone Xanadu – Ensemble dancer Flashdance – Tina Tech Staying Alive – Jackie Runaway – Officer Karen Thompson Dirty Dancing – Penny Johnson Cynthia Rhodes on IMDb Cynthia Rhodes at AllMovie Cynthia Rhodes: Actress, Dancer, & Singer