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Doosra

A doosra is a particular type of delivery by an off-spin bowler in the sport of cricket. The doosra spins in the opposite direction to an off break, aims to confuse the batsman into playing a poor shot. Doosra' other' in Hindi and Urdu; the delivery was invented by Pakistani cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq. A variety of bowlers have made considerable use of the doosra in international cricket. Users include Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan, Indian Harbhajan Singh, South African Johan Botha. Other Pakistanis who use it include Saeed Ajmal. Most bowlers, such as Johan Botha and Shane Shillingford, are not allowed to bowl doosras because, when they do so, their bowling actions are illegal; the doosra is a new type of delivery. The naming of the delivery is attributed to Moin Khan, the former Pakistani wicketkeeper, who would call on Saqlain Mushtaq to bowl the "doosra" from behind the stumps. Tony Greig, a commentator in one of these matches linked the word to the delivery and confirmed it with Saqlain in a post-match interview.

Thus the term became a part of cricketing culture. The doosra is now an important part of the off-spin armoury; the bowler delivers the ball with the same wrist action by locking the wrist and using the index and ring fingers instead of the usual index and middle fingers. This gives the ball spin in the opposite direction to that for an off break, causing it to spin from the leg side to the off side to a right-handed batsman. To make doosra more effective it should be pitched on the middle and off stump line because the ball will move away from the batsman after pitching, if a right-hander is facing the ball. However, If there is a little extra turn in the wicket a bowler might have to adjust his line to middle and leg stump. An adept doosra bowler gives a flight to his ball inviting a batsman to step out the crease, whereas the latter thinks that it is a tradition off-spin ball and he leaves the safety of the crease and loses his wicket to stumping or just manages to edge it to a fielder within the 30-yard circle.

The doosra is the off-spinner's equivalent of the leg-spinner's googly, which spins in the opposite direction to the leg spinner's stock ball. It is possible for a left-armer to bowl the doosra. Sri Lankan left-armer Rangana Herath gained recognition by bowling the delivery, in particular against the Australians during an A tour. England left-armer Monty Panesar has said he has bowled the delivery in domestic matches. In the test series against Sri Lanka in 2014, the English spin bowler Moeen Ali bowled a doosra making him the first English spinner to do so in an international match, it seems that many other off-spinners are trying to make use of the "doosra" delivery with varying degrees of success. While Saqlain never had legitimacy issues regarding his action, other off-spinners attempting to utilize the delivery have had accusations of chucking levelled against them; these include. The South Australian Dan Cullen has been rumoured to be able to bowl the doosra. Muralitharan's doosra was the subject of an official report by match referee Chris Broad during Australia's tour of Sri Lanka in 2004, for illegal bending of the arm at the elbow during the bowling action.

Subsequent biomechanical tests conducted at the University of Western Australia in Perth showed that Muralitharan was straightening his arm by angles of up to 10 degrees prior to delivering doosras, well outside the International Cricket Council acceptable guideline of 5 degrees for spin bowlers. Muralitharan was subsequently instructed by Sri Lanka Cricket not to bowl the doosra in international cricket. In November 2004, the International Cricket Council conducted more research into illegal bowling actions and found that many great bowlers like Glenn McGrath, Jason Gillespie and Shaun Pollock, whose actions were considered legitimate were transgressing the rules. A rule change was proposed and accepted at a meeting of ICC chief executives in early 2005, stating that any bowler may straighten the arm up to 15° and Muralitharan's doosra once again became a legal delivery. In February 2006, in an attempt to silence the Australian crowds and their'no ball' chants, Muralitharan took another test at the University of Western Australia, which saw all of his deliveries deemed legal, including the doosra.

The doosra of Indian bowler Harbhajan Singh was the subject of an official report by match referee Chris Broad, on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Mark Benson, TV umpire Mahbubur Rahman after the second Test between India and Bangladesh at Chittagong in December 2004. It was reported that his arm is straightened by angles of up to 10 degrees, 15 degrees within the ICC tolerance levels. Pakistani all-rounder Shoaib Malik was reported for his doosra before the first Test between Australia and Pakistan in December 2004. Biomechanics tests, similar to those performed on Muralitharan, were conducted, he did not bowl in subsequent Tests in that series. Unlike many other cricketers accused of throwing when bowling their doosra delivery, Malik is a capable batsman, some analysts speculate that he might focus on his batting if prevented from bowling this delivery. Malik was omitted from the Pakistani team for the first Test again

72nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (United States)

The 72nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team is a unit of the Texas Army National Guard and is subordinate to the 36th Infantry Division. The 72nd Infantry Brigade was organized at Camp Bowie, Texas, in July, 1917. A unit of the 36th Infantry Division, the 72nd Brigade included the 3rd and 4th Texas Infantry Regiments; these regiments served on the Mexico-United States border during the Pancho Villa Expedition, were organized and federalized for World War I as the 133rd Machine Gun Battalion, 143rd and 144th Infantry Regiments. The 72nd Brigade arrived in France in July, 1918, took part in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of September and November which led to the German surrender. In early 1919 the 72nd Brigade was mustered out at Camp Bowie; when the National Guard was reorganized following passage of the National Defense Act of 1920, the 36th Infantry Division was continued as a Texas National Guard organization, with the 72nd Brigade as a subordinate command. The Army discontinued machine gun battalions, the 72nd Brigade consisted of the 143rd and 144th Infantry Regiments.

The 36th Division, including the 72nd Brigade, was federalized in 1940 for service during World War II. A 1942 restructuring led to the Army discontinuing the use of brigade headquarters in favor of regiments reporting directly to the division headquarters, Headquarters, 72nd Brigade was inactivated, though its regiments continued as part of the 36th Infantry Division, saw combat in North Africa and France, as well as in the Pacific Theater. Following World War II the National Guard’s reorganization included the fielding of several armored divisions in anticipation of tank warfare against the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to defend Western Europe. One of these armored divisions, the 49th, was allocated to Texas and formed around what had been the 72nd Infantry Brigade; the 49th Armored Division continued in service until 1968, was activated during the 1961 Berlin crisis. A 1968 National Guard reorganization led to the inactivation of the 49th Armored Division and the reactivation of the 72nd Infantry Brigade.

In 1973 another reorganization caused the reactivation of the 49th Armored Division and inactivation of the 72nd Infantry Brigade. The 49th Armored Division was inactivated and reflagged as the 36th Infantry Division in 2004, the 72nd Brigade was reactivated. In 2005 and 2006 the Army’s conversion to modular brigades included the 72nd Brigade’s reorganization as an Infantry Brigade Combat Team. 72nd Infantry Brigade soldiers and units have carried out numerous active duty missions as part of the Global War on Terrorism, including activations and deployments for Operations Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn.3rd Battalion, 141st Infantry served in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2001 as part of the Stabilization Force. In 2005-2006, 800 Soldiers of 3d Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, 72d Brigade, 36th Infantry Division deployed to Afghanistan for combat operations; the Battalion was attached to the 504th Infantry Regiment of the 82d Airborne Division. The 72nd Brigade served in Iraq in 2010, providing security details and mentoring members of the Iraqi Army and Police as they assumed full responsibility for security at Iraq’s borders and within the country.

As of 2013 the 72nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team’s task organization includes: 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment 3rd Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment 1st Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment 1st Battalion, 133rd Field Artillery Regiment 536th Brigade Support Battalion 72nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion 72nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Facebook

Seth George

Seth George is a retired American soccer player who spent three seasons in Major League Soccer. George had an outstanding youth soccer career, beginning with his club team, Huntington Beach Futbol Club. In 1992, George and his team mates won the U. S. U-16 national championship, the DJ Niotis Cup, he played soccer at Santa Margarita High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. In 1995, he was the Orange County Offensive MVP. In 1995, he entered college at UCLA, played four seasons with the men's soccer team. In 1997 the Bruins went to the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship game against the Virginia Cavaliers. George scored both goals in the UCLA's 2-0 victory, he was selected as a second team All American. In 1998, he was named a first team All American, ending his college career in 1998 with 49 goals in 86 games. In 1999, George was drafted in the first round of the United Soccer League's draft by the San Diego Flash, was drafted by the Los Angeles Galaxy in the second round of the 1999 MLS College Draft.

George chose not to sign with either team, instead moved to Europe, signing a contract with 1860 Munich in the Bundesliga. When it became apparent that he would not find first team playing time in Germany, George returned to the United States and signed with Galaxy. Over two seasons, he appeared in twenty-three games, most as a late game substitute. In 2000, he went on loan with the Orange County Zodiac with the USL A-League; the Galaxy waived him on November 2, 2000. A few days the Chicago Fire selected George in the waiver draft, but he never played a league game with them, retired at the end of the 2001 season. Since retiring from professional competition, George has continued to play on an amateur and semi-professional basis. In 2005, he was the team MVP for the Phoenix Croatians Mr. George continues to play with other former great soccer professionals such as Kip Holmes and Colin Connor in Sacramento, California, he most scored a game-winning goal on 1/6/13 with a cracker of a shot from the top of the penalty box, lifting his team to a critical win

Joumana Bassil Chelala

Joumana Bassil Chelala is the Deputy General Manager and head of Group Consumer Banking at Byblos Bank S. A. L. Lebanon’s third largest listed bank, she was featured on Forbes Middle East’s list of Most Powerful Arab Women in 2014, 2015, 2017, was featured on the magazine’s 2018 lists of the Middle East’s Most Influential Women and the top 15 Most Powerful Lebanese businesswomen. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon. Bassil Chelala was born in Lebanon in 1966 to François Bassil and Raymonde Al-Lati, one of three children, her paternal grandfather and his brother founded Société Commerciale et Agricole Byblos Frères & Co. a Lebanese company focused on natural silk and leather tanning, subsequently adding agricultural and consumer credit activities. In 1950 the company changed its name to Byblos Bank S. A. L. with her father among the new founding members and its Chairman and General Manager. In 2015, her brother Semaan Bassil was elected General Manager of the Bank.

Her maternal lineage has strong banking roots, with the Lati family having established Bank LATI S. A. L. One of Lebanon’s oldest banks, in 1924. Bassil Chelala holds a BA in International Business Administration from American University of Paris, a BS in Business Marketing from Beirut University College, an MA in Marketing from the École supérieure des affaires, under a joint program with ESCP Europe, in Beirut. Bassil Chelala joined Byblos Bank in 1991 as the founding Head of its new Communication and Marketing Department, she worked in a series of senior positions, gaining broader experience in retail banking and a reputation for embracing new technologies. During this period, Bassil Chelala was behind the launch of many firsts in the Lebanese banking sector, including: the first full-fledged Marketing and Communication Department. In 2011 Bassil Chelala was made Deputy General Manager, retaining her role as Head of the Group Consumer Banking and Distribution Channels Division. Bassil Chelala was a founding member of the Lebanese Center for Special Education.

She is a member of the Lebanese Cooperative for Development, which uses micro-finance and other tools to reduce poverty and complete the return of Lebanon’s displaced, helping families in towns and villages to resist migration to cities or other countries. In addition, she sits on the Board of Directors of Adonis Insurance and Reinsurance Company, one of the leading insurance companies in Lebanon, Berytech, a business incubator focused on startups and other growing enterprises in Lebanon’s technology and healthcare sectors. Bassil Chelala is married to Mario Chelala, a prominent Lebanese entrepreneur who owns SIMCO Engineering and Trading, a Lebanese electro-mechanical company specialized in the concept and implementation of large-scale projects, he is the co-founder of Byblos Advanced Energy, which specializes in building and operating dual basis low-sulfur heavy fuel oil and liquefied natural gas electricity plants in Lebanon. Joumana Bassil Chelala and Mario Chelala have two children. Byblos Bank List of Banks in Lebanon Banque du Liban Economy of Lebanon

Deering Davis

William Deering Davis was an American designer and author, one of the first American aviators to serve in Italy in World War I. He is known for his marriages to movie star Louise Brooks and racehorse owner Etti Plesch. William Deering Davis was born in Chicago, the son of physician Nathan Smith Davis, Jr. and Jessie B. Hopkins, the daughter of lawyer James C. Hopkins, he graduated from the University of Chicago. Enlisting in the Aviation Section of the U. S. Signal Corps in 1917, he was sent to Italy, he was sent home after an accident put him in hospital in Rome for many weeks, ending his service as a war pilot. A member of the American Institute of Designers, Davis designed both interiors and furniture such as chairs and lamps, some of it influenced by styles prevalent in the southwestern United States, he wrote or coauthored books on related subjects, including the illustrated volumes Georgetown Houses of the Federal Period, Alexandria Houses, 1750-1830, Annapolis Houses: 1700-1775. Davis was a polo player and wrote an illustrated guidebook, The American Cow Pony: The Background, Training and Use of the Western Horse, about a small type of stock horse.

It has a large bibliography. In 1933, he married movie star Louise Brooks, but the marriage lasted only five months before they separated; the couple divorced in 1938. He was married to racehorse owner Etti Plesch for two years

1920–21 Birmingham F.C. season

The 1920–21 Football League season was Birmingham Football Club's 25th in the Football League and their 17th in the Second Division. Needing to beat Port Vale away on the last day of the season to maintain their position ahead of Cardiff City and clinch the division title for the second time, they did so, thus earning promotion to the First Division for the 1921–22 season, they took part in the FA Cup, entering at the first round proper and losing in that round to Luton Town. Twenty-four players made at least one appearance in nationally organised first-team competition, there were eleven different goalscorers. Forward Johnny Crosbie was ever-present over the 43-match season. Harry Hampton was leading scorer with 16 goals. A 19-year-old called Joe Bradford scored on his competitive debut on Christmas Day at West Ham United. Off the field, the club bought the freehold of the St Andrew's Ground in 1921 for around £7,000. Players with name marked left the club during the playing season. Birmingham City F.

C. seasons GeneralMatthews, Tony. Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. Matthews, Tony. Birmingham City: The Complete Record. DB Publishing. ISBN 978-1-85983-853-2. Source for match dates and results: "Birmingham City 1920–1921: Results". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 19 May 2012. Source for lineups, appearances and attendances: Matthews, Complete Record, pp. 282–83. Specific