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Karaköy (Tünel)

Karaköy is a station on the historic Tünel funicular railway in Beyoğlu, Istanbul. Located on Tersane Avenue, just north of the Golden Horn, it is the southern and lower terminus of the 573 m railway; the station is located at the ground floor of the IETT General Headquarters Building. Karaköy station is located at Tersane Avenue No:9 and is on the ground floor of the IETT General Headquarters Building; the entrance to the station is located on the southeast corner of the building, while the exit is located on the west side of the building. The station is at-grade at the base of Galata hill; the tunnel begins at the northern end of the platforms, as the track head straight into the hill and up to Beyoğlu. Like its counterpart station, Beyoğlu, the Spanish solution is used at Karaköy, as the east platform us for boarding passengers and the west platform is for exiting passengers; the station is integrated within the citywide smartcard system and turnstiles are located at the station's entrance.

Connection to the T1 line of the Istanbul Tram to Kabataş or Bağcılar is available along with ferry service from the two piers in Karaköy. Municipal ferries, operated by Şehir Hatları, depart from Karaköy Pier located east of Karaköy station, on Rıhtım Avenue. Private ferries, operated by Turyol, depart from Turyol's Karaköy Pier located one block south of Karaköy station. Connection to several IETT city bus lines on Kemeraltı Avenue are available. Karaköy station, along with Beyoğlu station, is one of the oldest subterranean urban railway stations in the world. Construction began in the summer of 1871 and was completed in 1874, along with the rest of the railway line. Karaköy station opened, along with Tünel, on 17 January 1875 as Galata station; the station was built with two tracks and two side platforms and powered by a steam engine. The station building was a two-story structure, built from wood. On 25 August 1875, the cable carrying the northbound train snapped towards near Beyoğlu and the car began to plunge backwards toward Karaköy.

A major accident was averted as the driver was able to hit the emergency brakes and stop the train just 40 m short of Karaköy station. Karaköy station, along with the railway, was nationalized and bought by IETT in 1939, which continued to operate the railway. Karaköy station temporarily closed down in 1968 in order for IETT to modernize and electrify the railway. Since the steam engine was replaced by an electric engine, the wooden Karaköy station building needed to be replaced; the station was modernized and rebuilt into a stone structure and reopened on 2 November 1971. In 1981, the construction of the IETT General Headquarters Building began and was completed in 1983; this 7-story building was built on top of Karaköy station. Connection to Istanbul's modern tram network became available in 2005, when the T1 line was extended from Eminönü to Karaköy. Galata Bridge - The oldest bridge across the Golden Horn. Bankalar Avenue - The financial center of the Ottoman Empire

2014 UCF Knights football team

The 2014 UCF Knights football team represented the University of Central Florida in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Knights were members of the American Athletic Conference, played their home games at Bright House Networks Stadium on UCF's main campus in Orlando, Florida; the Knights were led by head coach George O'Leary, in his eleventh season with the team. The 2014 season was UCF's second as a member of The American. UCF set a program mark with its first undefeated home record since moving into Bright House Networks Stadium in 2007. On November 1, UConn snapped UCF's 11-game undefeated conference winning streak; the Knights were 8–0 in American Athletic Conference play in 2013, won their first three conference games in 2014 to sit at 11–0 up to that point. After a last-second loss to Penn State in the Croke Park Classic on opening day, the Knights lost to Missouri, eventual winners of the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division; the Knights won nine of their next ten games, became bowl eligible in mid-November.

UCF clinched a share of the conference title on December 4 by virtue of a 51-yard Hail Mary touchdown as time expired at East Carolina. Over two years, UCF is 15–1 in American Conference play; the Knights finished the regular season unranked, but received votes in both the AP and Coaches polls. They finished their season against NC State in the St. Petersburg Bowl, where they lost 34–27; the 2014 schedule was released by The American on February 12, 2014. The 2014 schedule was developed as a "bridge" schedule, until a permanent system was developed by the conference to address expanded membership and the creation of divisions by 2015. UCF faced eight conference opponents: UConn, East Carolina, Houston, SMU, South Florida, Temple and Tulsa; the Knights played four non-conference games: Penn State, Bethune-Cookman, BYU. UCF had three bye weeks in the 2014 season: their first during week two, before facing Missouri, the second during week five, before facing Houston, the third during week nine, before facing Tulsa.

UCF's opener in Dublin, Ireland marked the first time that the team played outside the United States. This was the fourth meeting between the Knights and Nittany Lions, with Penn State now holding a 3–1 record. UCF won the last meeting in 2013, 34–31. With both teams experiencing significant changes from the prior season, including both Blake Bortles and Storm Johnson who entered the 2014 NFL Draft, the two teams started slow; the Knights offense was anemic in the first half behind redshirt freshman Pete DiNovo. Once DiNovo was replaced by sophomore quarterback Justin Holman in the third quarter, UCF's offense gained traction, starting with a 70-yard drive which culminated with a quarterback sneak into the end zone; the Knights and Nittany Lions traded scores, down by six points with 3:30 remaining, Holman led the Knights on a 75-yard touchdown drive capped off by a six-yard run by the quarterback. The quick scoring drive left enough time on the clock for Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg to get the Nittany Lions in field goal range.

As time expired, Sam Ficken hit a 36-yard field goal which gave Penn State the 26–24 win. The loss snapped UCF's nine game winning streak dating back to October 5, 2013 – the third longest active streak amongst FBS schools at the time, it was the Knights first loss to an unranked team since December 1, 2012. For Penn State, the victory marked the first for new head coach James Franklin; this was UCF's first game played outside the United States, the 2014 Croke Park Classic became the highest-attended college football game played in Ireland. After trailing 10–7 midway through the second quarter, the Tigers took control and scored 31 unanswered points to win 38–10. Mizzou quarterback Maty Mauk threw one pick for 144 yards. UCF QB Justin Holman, earning his first career start, threw one touchdown; the Knights defense surrendered 322 yards of 144 through the air and 178 on the ground. RB William Stanback had 33 yards on 15 carries, WR Rannell Hall had 73 yards on 8 receptions. UCF and Mizzou had met once a 2012 match-up in Orlando that Mizzou won 21–16.

The loss marked UCF's first against a ranked team in its last three chances, led to UCF's first 0–2 start since 2005. The Knights started slow, trailing the Wildcats late in the first-quarter before UCF answered with 41 unanswered points. UCF had won the last game against Bethune-Cookman in 1995 with a score of 38–7; this victory marked the first win for the Knights this season, the Knights now have an 11–5 winning record against the Wildcats. Quarterback Justin Holman 6-for-11 for 145 yards and two touchdowns. RB William Stanback rushed for two scores. Senior WR Breshad Perriman had 3 receptions for a touchdown. UCF's defense held BCU to 173 total yards of offense behind five first-half sacks. For the second consecutive year, the Knights won a close contest against the Cougars. UCF and Houston played five times with UCF winning four games, including a 19–14 homecoming contest in 2013 that helped to secure UCF's first BCS bid; the Knights took a 7–6 lead into halftime, scored two more times to take a 17–6 lead into the third quarter.

Houston responded with two field goals to narrow the score to 17–12. After holding the Cougars to four field goals, UCF prevailed 17–12, capped off by a remarkable goal line stand in the final seconds. Brandon Alexander saved the game for the Knights when he hit Houston quarterback Greg Ward Jr.'s arm and knocked the ball loss for a touchback as he dove and stretched for the end-zone pylon with 24 seconds left in the game. Holman was 6-of-8 for 101 yards and two sco