The EuroLeague, known as the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague for sponsorship reasons, is the top-tier European professional basketball club competition, organized by Euroleague Basketball since 2000. Introduced in 2000, the competition replaced the FIBA EuroLeague, run by FIBA since 1958; the FIBA European Champions Cup and the EuroLeague are considered to be the same competition, with the change of name being a re-branding. The EuroLeague is one of the most popular indoor sports leagues in the world, with an average attendance of 8,780 for league matches in the 2017–18 season; that was the fifth-highest of any professional indoor sports league in the world, the second-highest of any professional basketball league in the world, only behind the National Basketball Association. The EuroLeague title has been won by 21 different clubs, 13 of which have won the title more than once; the most successful club in the competition is Real Madrid, with ten titles. The current champions are CSKA Moscow, who defeated Anadolu Efes in the 2019 final, winning the club's eighth title.
The FIBA European Champions Cup was established by FIBA and it operated under its umbrella from 1958 until the summer of 2000, concluding with the 1999–00 season. That was. FIBA had never trademarked the "EuroLeague" name though it had used that name for the competition since 1996. Euroleague Basketball appropriated the name, since FIBA had no legal recourse to do anything about it, it was forced to find a new name for its championship series. Thus, the following 2000–2001 season started with two separate top European professional club basketball competitions: the FIBA SuproLeague and the brand new Euroleague 2000–01 season; the rift in European professional club basketball showed no signs of letting up. Top clubs were split between the two leagues: Panathinaikos, Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv, CSKA Moscow and Efes Pilsen stayed with FIBA, while Olympiacos, Kinder Bologna, Real Madrid Teka, FC Barcelona, Paf Wennington Bologna, Benetton Treviso, AEK and Tau Cerámica joined Euroleague Basketball. In May 2001, Europe had two continental champions, Maccabi of the FIBA SuproLeague and Kinder Bologna of the Euroleague.
The leaders of both organizations realized the need to come up with a unified competition. Although only a year old, Euroleague Basketball negotiated from a position of strength and dictated proceedings. FIBA had no choice but to agree to Euroleague Basketball's terms; as a result, European club competition was integrated under Euroleague Basketball's umbrella and teams that competed in the FIBA SuproLeague during the 2000–01 season joined it as well. In essence, the authority in European professional basketball was divided over club-country lines. FIBA stayed in charge of national team competitions, while Euroleague Basketball took over the European professional club competitions. From that point on, FIBA's Korać Cup and Saporta Cup competitions lasted only one more season before folding, when Euroleague Basketball launched the ULEB Cup, now known as the EuroCup. In November 2015, Euroleague Basketball and IMG agreed on 10-year joint venture. Both Euroleague Basketball and IMG will manage the commercial operation, the management of all global rights covering both media and marketing.
The deal was worth €630 million guaranteed over 10 years, with projected revenues reaching €900 million. Along with the deal the league changed into a true league format, with 16 teams playing each other team in the regular season followed by the playoffs; the A-licensed club were assured of participation for the following ten years in the new format. After the new format of the EuroLeague and FIBA implementing national team windows, a conflict between the two organizations emerged. EuroLeague has been criticised by FIBA as well as several national federations for creating a'closed league' and ignoring the principle of meritocracy. In July 2019, EuroLeague announced that from the 2019–20 season there will be no direct assess to the league through domestic leagues anymore. On 26 July 2010, Turkish Airlines and Euroleague Basketball announced a €15 million strategic agreement to sponsor the top European basketball competition across the globe. According to the agreement, starting with the 2010–11 season, the top European competition would be named Turkish Airlines Euroleague Basketball.
The EuroLeague Final Four would be named the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four, whereby the new league title would appear in all media accordingly. This title partnership was set to run for five seasons, with the option of extending it to an additional five. On 23 October 2013, Turkish Airlines and Euroleague Basketball agreed to extend their partnership, up until 2020. FIBA era: FIBA European Champions Cup: FIBA European League: FIBA EuroLeague: FIBA SuproLeague: Euroleague Basketball era: Euroleague:. EuroLeague:.*There were two separate competitions during the 2000–01 season. The SuproLeague, organized by FIBA, the Euroleague, organized by Euroleague Basketball; the EuroLeague operated under a tournament system, from its inaugural 1958 season, through the 2015–16 season. FIBA European Champions Cup: The champions of European national domestic leagues, the current European Champions Cup title holders, competing against each other, played in a tournament syst
Night After Night is a live album recorded by the British band U. K. Recorded in late May and early June 1979 at Nakano Sun Plaza and Seiken Kan, Japan, it is UK's third album and their first live recording, released in September 1979 in support of the band's US tour supporting Jethro Tull and headlining European tour; the album was remastered in 2016 and included as part of the box-set "Ultimate Collector's Edition", along with an extended version containing songs not included in the original album and in actual concert order. According to Eddie Jobson, the album was recorded at the request of Polydor in Tokyo intended for a Japan-only release, but Polydor in the US were interested in releasing it. John Wetton explained, "The Japanese record companies, they said that live albums are so popular in Japan right now, that any act coming in, it's compulsory to do a live album in Japan, just for release in Japan."The title track and "As Long As You Want Me Here" do not appear on any studio release by the band.
All songs written by John Wetton except where indicated. Eddie Jobson – keyboards, electric violin, electronics John Wetton – bass, lead vocals Terry Bozzio – drums "Night After Night" / "When Will You Realize" The A-side is an edited version of the album track, while the B-side is a non-album studio recording that didn't appear on any CD until the 2016 Ultimate Collector's Edition boxset
Sara Zaker is a Bangladeshi theatre and television actor, business entrepreneur and social activist. She was awarded Ekushey Padak by the Government of Bangladesh in 2017. Sara Zaker was born to a former school teacher. Zaker completed master's from the University of Dhaka in English literature, she was trained at the British Theater Institute in 1981. Zaker joined Nagorik Natya Sampraday, a theater troupe, just after finishing secondary school in 1972, her first production with the troupe, "Baki Itihash" premiered in February 1973. She went on to perform in Bidogdho Romonikul, Nishiddho Polli, Shot Manusher Khoje, Dewan Gazi'r Kissa and "Naam-Gotroheen: Manto'r Meyera". Zaker directed the Maiden and Anton Chekhov's The Sea Gull. Zaker writes a column – Shubondhu Shomipeshu for newspaper Prothom Alo, she is anchoring Ami Ekhon Ki Korbo, a talk show airing on Banglavision channel. She conducts a radio show on Radio Shadhin named Tumi Bolo Amra Shunchhi. Zaker's business career began in 1995 in the field of market research.
She is working as the project head of Nayantara Communications since its inception in 2004. Nayantara is the co-producer of Sesame Workshop New York in producing Sisimpur, the Bengali edition of the Sesame Street, she is the managing director of Asiatic 360, director of Asiatic Events Marketing Limited, the managing director of Ddhoni Chitra Ltd. Zaker has led many campaigns and projects related to both male and female rights, women health, family planning and environmental issues; some notable projects she led are – Accelerating progress towards Maternal and Neonatal mortality and Morbidity reduction UNICEF – 2009. Advocacy Activity for FP & RH through print and electronic Media UNFPA – 2009 "Jibon-O-Jibika" Save the Children – USA. Male & Female Reproductive Health Campaign. "Safe Water Campaign". Water and Environmental Sanitation Communication Campaign UNICEF- Bangladesh. Arsenic Mitigation Campaign UNICEF- Bangladesh. Emergency Preparedness Awareness World Health Organization – WHO Prevention and Protection of Victims of Human Trafficking in Bangladesh International Organization for Migration – IOM.
Awareness on Human Trafficking International Organization for Migration – IOM. Safe Migration International Organization for Migration – IOM. Comprehensive information campaign to enhance public awareness on safe migration in Bangladesh International Organization for Migration – IOM. Women Migration Campaign International Organization for Migration – IOM. Founder member of the Board of Trustees of Liberation War Museum of Bangladesh. Secretary of Nagorik Natya Sampradaya. Secretariat-In-Charge Dramatic Theater Committee, I. T. I. Presidium member Dramatic Theater Committee, I. T. I. Special Honorable Member of Bangladesh Group Theater Federation. Former Chairperson of Secretariat Body, Bangladesh Group Theater Federation. Zaker is married to Aly Zaker since 1975. Aly is a writer and a business entrepreneur, they have Iresh Zaker and Sriya Sharbojaya. Sriya is associate executive director of Asiatic EXP and Iresh is executive director of Asiatic MCL and an actor, she has a personal blog, sarazaker.me Stage plays Television dramasAyomoyFilmsNodir Naam Modhumoti Sequence Award for Acting Anannya Shirsho Dosh Bishishtho Nattojon – Loko Natto Goshthi Inspiring Change Srijan Shamman Award Badruddin Hossain Memorial Award Ekushey Padak