David Moyes

David William Moyes is a Scottish professional football coach and former player. He is the manager of Premier League club West Ham United, he was the manager of Preston North End, Manchester United, La Liga club Real Sociedad and Sunderland. Moyes was the 2005 and 2009 League Managers Association Manager of the Year, he is on the committee for the League Managers Association in an executive capacity. Moyes made over 540 league appearances as a centre-back in a playing career that began with Celtic, where he won a championship medal, he played for Cambridge United, Bristol City, Shrewsbury Town and Dunfermline Athletic before ending his playing career with Preston North End. He became a coach at Preston, working his way up to assistant manager before taking over as manager in 1998, his first managerial position. Moyes led Preston to the Division Two title in 1999–2000 and the Division One play-off final the following season. Moyes took over from Walter Smith as manager of Everton in March 2002. Under him, the club managed a fourth-place finish in the league in 2004–05, their highest finish since 1988, played in the qualifying rounds of the UEFA Champions League the following season, the first time they had taken part in the European Cup since 1970–71.

Moyes led Everton to a runners-up finish in the 2008–09 FA Cup, their best performance in the competition since winning it in 1995. Everton finished between fifth and eighth in the league under Moyes, at the time of his departure, he was the longest-serving current manager in the league behind Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsène Wenger, at 11 years and 3 months, he succeeded Ferguson as manager of Manchester United in June 2013, but with the club in seventh place in the league in April 2014 and unable to qualify for European competition, he was sacked after 10 months in the job. Moyes was appointed manager of Spanish club Real Sociedad in November 2014, but was again sacked after just under a year in charge. In July 2016, he replaced Sam Allardyce as manager of Sunderland, but resigned at the end of the 2016–17 season after the club was relegated to the EFL Championship. Moyes was appointed manager of West Ham in November 2017 and led the club out of the relegation zone to a 13th-place finish, but left at the end of the season when his contract was not renewed.

In December 2019 he was reappointed as manager of West Ham United for the second time, following the sacking of Manuel Pellegrini. Born in Glasgow, Moyes started his career at Icelandic club ÍBV, playing half a season with the youth team in 1978. Moyes enjoyed a career that encompassed playing at a number of clubs as a centre-half, beginning at Celtic, where he won a championship medal and made 24 league appearances, ending with Preston North End; as a player with Cambridge United, Moyes received abuse from teammate Roy McDonough for his religious beliefs. McDonough felt. Following a 3–3 draw with Wigan Athletic on 9 March 1985, McDonough, 26 years old at the time, states that he "battered" Moyes for not putting sufficient effort into the game. While playing for Shrewsbury Town in 1987, Moyes began coaching at the nearby private school, Concord College, on the recommendation of Jake King as a way to supplement his wages. Moyes made over 550 league appearances in his career before becoming a coach at Preston, working his way up to assistant manager before taking over as manager in 1998.

Moyes captained Scotland at U18 age group level. He played under former UEFA Technical Director Andy Roxburgh in 1980. Moyes took over as Preston North End manager in January 1998, replacing Gary Peters as the club struggled in Division Two and were in danger of relegation, he had spent much of his playing career preparing for management, taking coaching badges at just 22 years of age and compiling notes on managers he had played under, their techniques and tactics. Preston avoided relegation at the end of the 1997–98 season and reached the Division Two play-offs the following season, where they were beaten by Gillingham at the semi-final stage; the following season, Moyes guided Preston to the Division Two title and a promotion to Division One. An greater achievement was to steer Preston into the Division One play-offs the season after that, with the same squad. Preston lost 3–0 to Bolton Wanderers in the 2001 Football League First Division play-off Final, missing out on promotion to the Premier League.

One month Moyes signed a new five-year contract with the club. Towards the end of the following season, he left for Everton, to take over from fellow Scotsman Walter Smith in March 2002. Moyes took charge of Preston for 234 matches, of which his team won 113, drew 58 and lost 63. Moyes joined Everton on 14 March 2002 and at his unveiling press conference, declared that Everton were'The People's Club' on Merseyside, he said: "I am from a city, not unlike Liverpool. I am joining the people's football club; the majority of people you meet on the street are Everton fans. It is something you dream about. I said'yes' right away as it is such a big club." His first game in charge was two days against Fulham at Goodison Park. Everton won the game 2–1, with David Unsworth scoring after just 30 seconds. Everton managed to sustain a good run of form and avoided relegation, a genuine threat when he was appointed. Despite having a history and list of honours only surpassed i

Kevin Goldthwaite

Kevin Goldthwaite is a former American soccer player who last played as a defender for Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer. After graduating from Christian Brothers High School, Goldthwaite played college soccer at the University of Notre Dame from 2001 to 2004, he was named second-team all-Big East as a junior in 2003 and first-team all-Big East in 2004. Goldthwaite was a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy in 2004, he led the Irish with nine assists in 2003 and scored two goals in an NCAA tournament game against Milwaukee. He played for Indiana Invaders in the USL Premier Development League. Goldthwaite was selected 17th overall in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft by the San Jose Earthquakes but was loaned to the Portland Timbers of the USL First Division during his first year, he played in eight reserve matches for San Jose, scoring two goals, made two U. S. Open Cup appearances for the Earthquakes, he made 10 regular-season and two post-season appearances with Portland, rejoining San Jose after the Timbers' playoff loss.

He played in three regular-season games and one playoff contest for the Earthquakes, earning an assist in his Major League Soccer debut. Along with the rest of his Earthquakes teammates, Goldthwaite moved to the Houston Dynamo for the 2006 season and saw sporadic time on the back line. On April 18, 2007, he was traded along with a first-round pick in 2008 MLS SuperDraft to Toronto FC for Richard Mulrooney, he scored Toronto's first game-winning goal in the match against Chicago Fire on May 12, 2007, but was moved to New York Red Bulls in a trade for Todd Dunivant on June 27, 2007. After struggling in 2007 with New York, Goldthwaite emerged as a key player for the Red Bulls in 2008, he started 28 regular season matches, scoring 2 goals and recording 2 assists. His consistency throughout the season earned him the club's Defender of the Year Award, he helped lead the Red Bulls to an unlikely appearance in the MLS Cup Final, playing in a back line that yielded one goal in three playoff matches. In 2009 Goldthwaite had an injury-riddled season for New York limiting him to 17 league appearances.

Goldthwaite was unable to recover from his injuries during the 2010 season and was waived by New York on August 6, 2010 to make room on the Red Bulls roster for new signing Rafael Márquez. On August 25, 2010, Portland Timbers signed Goldthwaite for the remainder of the 2010 USSF Division-2 Professional League season. Having played for Portland in 2005 while on loan from San Jose Earthquakes, it is his second stint in the Rose City. On November 28, 2011, Goldthwaite announced his retirement from professional soccer at the age of 28. Https:// Major League Soccer MLS Cup: 2006 Major League Soccer Western Conference Championship: 2008 Portland Timbers bio Kevin Goldthwaite at Major League Soccer

Liriodendron tulipifera

Liriodendron tulipifera—known as the tulip tree, American tulip tree, tuliptree, tulip poplar, whitewood and yellow-poplar—is the North American representative of the two-species genus Liriodendron, the tallest eastern hardwood. It is native to eastern North America from Southern Ontario and southern Quebec to Illinois eastward to southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, south to central Florida and Louisiana, it can grow to more than 50 m in virgin cove forests of the Appalachian Mountains with no limbs until it reaches 25–30 m in height, making it a valuable timber tree. It is fast-growing, without the common problems of weak wood strength and short lifespan seen in fast-growing species. April marks the start of the flowering period in the Southern United States; the flowers are yellow, with an orange band on the tepals. The tulip tree is the state tree of Indiana and Tennessee; the tulip tree is one of the largest of the native trees of the eastern United States, known to reach the height of 191.8 feet with a trunk 1–2 m in diameter.

It prefers deep and rather moist soil. Its roots are fleshy. Growth is rapid, the typical form of its head is conical; the bark is brown, furrowed. The branchlets are smooth, lustrous reddish, maturing to dark gray, brown. Aromatic and bitter; the wood is light yellow to brown, the sapwood creamy white. Specific gravity: 0.4230. Winter buds: Dark red, covered with a bloom, obtuse. Flower-bud enclosed in a caducous bract; the alternate leaves are simple, pinnately veined, measuring five to six inches wide. They have four lobes, are heart-shaped or truncate or wedge-shaped at base and the apex cut across at a shallow angle, making the upper part of the leaf look square, they come out of the bud recurved by the bending down of the petiole near the middle bringing the apex of the folded leaf to the base of the bud, light green, when full grown are bright green and shining above, paler green beneath, with downy veins. In autumn they turn a bright yellow. Petiole long, angled. Flowers: May. Perfect, terminal, greenish yellow, borne on stout peduncles, an inch and a half to two inches long, cup-shaped, conspicuous.

The bud is enclosed in a sheath of two triangular bracts. Calyx: Sepals three, imbricate in bud, reflexed or spreading, somewhat veined, early deciduous. Corolla: Cup-shaped, petals six, two inches long, in two rows, hypogynous, greenish yellow, marked toward the base with yellow. Somewhat fleshy in texture. Stamens: Indefinite, imbricate in many ranks on the base of the receptacle. Pistils: Indefinite, imbricate on the long slender receptacle. Ovary one-celled. Fruit: Narrow light brown cone, formed from many samaras which are dispersed by wind, leaving the axis persistent all winter. September, October. A description from Our Native Trees and How to Identify Them by Harriet Louise Keeler: The leaves are of unusual shape and develop in a most peculiar and characteristic manner; the leaf-buds are composed of scales as is usual, these scales grow with the growing shoot. In this respect the buds do not differ from those of many other trees, but what is peculiar is that each pair of scales develops so as to form an oval envelope which contains the young leaf and protects it against changing temperatures until it is strong enough to sustain them without injury.

When it has reached that stage the bracts separate, the tiny leaf comes out folded along the line of the midrib, opens as it matures, until it becomes full grown the bracts do duty as stipules, becoming an inch or more in length before they fall. The leaf is unique in shape, its apex is cut off at the end in a way peculiarly its own, the petioles are long, so poised that the leaves flutter independently, their glossy surfaces so catch and toss the light that the effect of the foliage as a whole is much brighter than it otherwise would be; the flowers are large, on detached trees numerous. Their color is greenish yellow with dashes of red and orange, their resemblance to a tulip marked, they sit erect. The fruit is a cone 5 to 8 cm long, made of a great number of thin narrow scales attached to a common axis; these scales are each a carpel surrounded by a thin membranous ring. Each cone contains seventy of these scales, of which only a few are productive; these fruit cones remain on the tree in varied states of dilapidation throughout the winter.

Described by Carl Linnaeus, Liriodendron tulipifera is one of two species in the genus Liriodendron in the magnolia family. The name Liriodendron is Greek for "lily tree", it is called the tuliptree Magnolia, or sometimes, by the lumber industry, as the tulip-poplar or yellow-poplar. However, it is not related to true lilies, tulips or poplars; the tulip tree has impressed itself upon popular attention in many