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FC Sion

Football Club de Sion known as FC Sion or Sion, is a Swiss football team from the city of Sion. The club was founded in 1909, play their home matches at the Stade Tourbillon, they have won the Swiss Super League twice, the Swiss Cup in 13 of their 14 appearances in the final, the most recent being in 2015. The first team of the club was known as their incorporated name Olympique des Alpes SA. FC Sion were founded in 1909 by Robert Gilliard, who became club captain, played their first match the same year, a 3–2 win against FC Aigle; the club grew thanks to contributions from locals, played their first competitive league fixture in 1914, again a 3–2 victory, against FC Monthey. In 1919, Sion formally organised its managerial structure, with Gilliard becoming vice-president and Charles Aymon taking the presidency. From 1932, Sion played in the fourth tier of Swiss football, where they spent much of the next 20 years interrupted by promotion to the third tier in 1944 followed by relegation in 1946.

In 1952, Sion returned to the third tier. Five years Sion gained promotion again to the National League B, followed five years by promotion to the National League A in 1962. 1965 saw. The 16,263 capacity Stade Tourbillon was opened in August 1968, but the club was relegated in 1969. Sion returned to the National League A at the first attempt and secured a second victory in the Swiss Cup, winning 3–2 against Neuchâtel Xamax in 1974. Sion would go on to perform well in the Swiss Cup, with victories in 1980, 1982, 1986 and 1991; this period of success saw the renovation and expansion of the Tourbillon in 1989, was crowned with Sion's first Swiss League Championship in 1992. More success in the Swiss Cup followed, winning the tournament in three consecutive years from 1995 with victories over Grasshopper and Luzern, their win against Luzern in 1997 secured Sion their only domestic double, having won the Swiss League. However, the club fell into financial trouble, having narrowly avoided bankruptcy due to its purchase by Gilbert Kadji, the club suffered relegation in 1999.

Despite returning to the top division the following season, financial problems plagued the team, culminating in relegation in 2001, the departure of Kadji and a denial of a professional license in 2003. The club was saved by architect and former footballer Christian Constantin, they were re-instated into the second division in October 2003. Constantin spent the following seasons rebuilding the club, with the club going through 20 managers in the following eight years, including taking the role himself twice, in a bid to financially stabilize, he was rewarded in 2006 with promotion back to the Super League, as well as a victory in the Swiss Cup, becoming the first second tier team to achieve this, with a 5–3 penalty shoot-out victory over Young Boys after a 1–1 draw. In 2008, controversy came to Sion when they signed Essam El Hadary, leading to a two-year "registration period" ban for Sion from June 2009, an international playing ban for El Hadary for four months, due to El-Hadary still being under contract at his former club Al Ahly.

Sion appealed this action, but the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland confirmed the FIFA, DRC and Court of Arbitration for Sport decisions in 2009 and 2010 respectively. However, the lengthy legal battle meant the ban was only instituted beginning in the winter transfer window of the 2010–11 season. Although gaining a place in the qualifying round of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League by winning the previous season's Swiss Cup, Sion were excluded from the Europa League by UEFA after fielding ineligible players in their play-off victory against Celtic. On 2 September, the Swiss Football League rejected the registration of Brian Amofa. On 30 September 2011, the SFL decided to provisionally qualify the six new signings, namely Stefan Glarner, Billy Ketkeophomphone, Mario Mutsch, Pascal Feindouno, José Gonçalves and Gabri, to comply with the ongoing legal process. Sion sued the SFL and UEFA in the Tribunal Cantonal de Valais and the Tribunal in Vaud, however both actions were dismissed; the club's earlier appeal was dismissed by UEFA Appeals Body on 13 September.

Sion sued the SFL and UEFA in the CAS, but withdrew the former claim. The hearing of the latter claim was set on 24 November. On 25 October, the Discipline Commission of SFL suspended, it was reported that each player filed their legal claim in civil court instead of using the Swiss FA and CAS "sports court" system, which the ban was requested by FIFA. On 27 October, as a "provisional and super-provisional measures", UEFA invited Sion to a match schedule consultation once UEFA lost the legal battle. On 31 October 2011, Sion sent a complaint to the European Commission. FIFA won the legal battle in civil court in November; the civil court of Martigny and Saint-Maurice ordered FIFA to confirm the signing of those six players on 3 August, a consequence of lawsuit brought out by the players. On 16 November, the SFL appeal was upheld in the Valais canton court. On 15 December, the CAS upheld the complaints by UEFA, affirming its right to discipline Sion according to previous agreements; the CAS lifted the provisional measures ordered by the Tribunal Cantonal of Vaud on 5 October 2011.

After the ruling, FIFA threatened to suspend Swiss national and club teams from international competition if Sion were not appropriately pe

Roman Catholic Diocese of Kalibo

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kalibo is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. Erected in 1976, the diocese has experienced no jurisdictional changes, is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Capiz; the current bishop is Jose Corazon Tala-oc, appointed in May 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI. The Diocese of Kalibo was created on January 16, 1976, erected on July 15, 1976, a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Capiz; the first bishop was Juan Nilmar. The second bishop was Gabriel V. Reyes, installed on January 12, 1993; the third bishop was Most Rev. Jose Romeo O. Lazo, D. D; the fourth and present bishop is Most Rev. Jose Corazon T. Tala- oc, D. D; the diocese comprises the civil province of Aklan, separated politically from the province of Capiz in 1956. The Diocese of Kalibo was created on January 16, 1976, erected on July 15, 1976, a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Capiz. VICARIATE OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST Cathedral Parish of St. John the Baptist, Kalibo Parish of St. Jude Thaddeus, Kalibo Parish of St. Joseph the Worker, Numancia Parish of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, New Washington VICARIATE OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION Parish of Immaculate Conception, Batan Catholic Parish of Holy Child, Altavas Parish of St. Raphael the Archangel, Balete Parish of St. Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila, Batan VICARIATE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Madalag Parish of St. Catherine of Alexandria, Libacao Parish of St. Blaise Torralba, Banga Parish of St. Joseph, spouse of BVM, Banga VICARIATE OF ST.

JOSEPH THE WORKER Parish of St. Joseph the Worker, Malinao Parish of the Holy Rosary, Malinao Parish of St. Isidore the Farmer, Lezo Parish of the Holy Child, Makato VICARIATE OF ST. PETER THE APOSTLE Parish of St. Peter the Apostle, Ibajay Parish of St. Rita of Casia, Ibajay Parish of St. John Nepomucene, Tangalan Parish of St. Isidore the Farmer, Nabas VICARIATE OF ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA Parish of St. Anthony of Padua, Buruanga Parish of St. Joseph the Worker, Malay Parish of the Holy Rosary, Boracay Malay Parish of Our Lady of Remedies, Unidos Nabas Juan Nicolasora Nilmar † Gabriel Villaruz Reyes Jose Romeo Orquejo Lazo Jose Corazon Tala-oc Catholic Church in the Philippines

Big Leaguer

Big Leaguer is a 1953 American sports drama film starring Edward G. Robinson and was the first film directed by Robert Aldrich. Although this story is fiction, Robinson's character in it, Hans Lobert, was an actual baseball player who played for five Major League Baseball teams and managed the Philadelphia Phillies. Third-billed in the cast, Jeff Richards was a professional ballplayer before he became an actor, Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell appears as himself. "It was not a personal film of my status at the time," said Aldrich later. "I feel the film was good but not indicative of what I wanted to express in the motion picture medium." John "Hans" Lobert runs a training camp in Florida for baseball's New York Giants. Every year, he evaluates the 18 to- 22-year-old hopefuls to pick the best for a minor league contract. All have dreams and talent, but the elimination whittles them down to a lucky few who will get the $150-a-month contract. Lobert's niece comes down from the home office in New York and finds herself attracted to one of the players, the tall, quiet Adam Polachuk.

Polachuk, the best prospect at third base, is trying to earn a spot on the team without his father knowing about it. His father, who knows nothing about baseball, thinks, his father finds out about Adam's attempt to make the Giants just before the best of the recruits square off against the Brooklyn Dodgers' rookie squad. The elder Polachuk is persuaded by manager Lobert to let his son play in the game before taking him home. Polachuk is the star of the game for the Giants both offensively and defensively as the Giants rally to win the game. Edward G. Robinson as John B.'Hans' Lobert Vera-Ellen as Christy Jeff Richards as Adam Polachuk Richard Jaeckel as Bobby Bronson William Campbell as Julie Davis Carl Hubbell as Himself Paul Langton as Brian McLennan Lalo Rios as Chuy Aguilar Bill Crandall as Tippy Mitchell Frank Ferguson as Wally Mitchell John McKee as Dale Alexander Mario Siletti as Mr. Polachuk Al Campanis as Himself Bob Trocolor as Himself Tony Ravis as Himself Robert Calwell as Pomfret Donald'Chippie' Hastings as Little Joe Polachuk Bing Russell Harv Tomter as Himself The film was one of a series of low budget films made at MGM.

According to Robert Aldrich, Louis B. Mayer "had wanted to put the sons of the guys who helped him form Metro into production work. Three or four guys whose fathers had been helpful in first forming Metro."Mayer left MGM in 1951 but Dore Schary kept alive the idea, in part because of the success of a low budget unit at MGM which he ran in the early 1940s. In January 1952 he announced the formation of a new production unit under the supervision of Charles Schnee, it included several sons of executives who had helped establish MGM, Matthew Raft, Arthur Loew, Sidney Franklin Jnr. Other producers were Henry Berman and Sol Fielding; the idea was to make ten to fifteen films a year. Big Leaguer was based on an original story by John McNulty, who sold it to producer Matthew Rapf at MGM. Herbert Butler wrote a script and in November 1952 MGM announced they would make the film under the Charles Schnee unit. Robinson signed that month, the first film he had shot at MGM since Our Vines Have Tender Grapes.

Filming would not begin until March 1953 to take advantage of spring training. Robert Aldrich had worked at Enterprise Studios as an assistant director and met Herbert Baker on So This is New York. Baker recommended Aldrich as director because he had worked in television and "knew athletes". "They were looking for "bright young guys" who'd been on the firing line for a while, someone they thought they could give an opportunity to and who knew what he was doing because they didn't," said Aldrich. Aldrich was signed to direct in January 1953. Jeff Richards, cast a baseball player, had been a baseball player in real life. Spring training filming took place at Florida with the real life New York Giants; the film was shot in Cape Kennedy in 17 days "out of nowhere" said Aldrich. Aldrich remembered star Edward G. Robinson as "a marvellous actor and a brilliant man but he was not physically co ordinated, he would walk to first base and trip over the home plate." Aldrich said "The world wasn't waiting for that picture.

It was a picture about the New York Giants and Metro had the foresight to open it in Brooklyn, so you can't have expected it to do well. Nothing much came out of it." A Los Angeles Times reviewer called it a "cheery little opus" and praised Vera-Ellen's performance, saying she "surprises plesantly with her straight acting effort."According to MGM records the film earned $467,000 in the US and Canada and $92,000 elsewhere, resulting in a loss of $163,000. Big Leaguer on IMDb Big Leaguer at AllMovie

4th Quebec Legislature

The Fourth Legislature of Quebec was the provincial legislature of Quebec, Canada that existed from 1878 to 1881, following the general election of 1878. The 1878 election was called by Premier Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, leader of the Quebec Liberal Party, after he had been installed in office by the Lieutenant Governor Luc Letellier de St-Just; the Lieutenant Governor had dismissed the former Conservative Premier, Charles Boucher de Boucherville, over a dispute about railway legislation proposed by the Boucher de Boucherville government. Since the Liberals did not have a majority in the Legislative Assembly, Joly de Lotbinière called an election immediately; the election resulted in a hung parliament, with neither party having a majority in the Legislative Assembly. Joly de Lotbinière was able to stay in office for one year with a minority government, supported by two Independent Conservatives, but lost a confidence vote in 1879; the Quebec Conservative Party led by Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau formed a majority government for the remainder of the term of the Legislature.

The Legislature held four annual sessions, with the first session called on June 4, 1878. The Legislature was dissolved on November 7, 1881, leading to the 1881 general election on December 2, 1881; the Legislature of Quebec was created by the British North America Act, 1867. It consisted of the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council; the Lieutenant Governor was appointed by the Governor General of Canada for a term of five years. The Legislative Assembly consisted of sixty-five members, elected in single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post elections; the Legislative Assembly was to last for four years, subject to being dissolved earlier by the Lieutenant Governor. The Legislative Council consisted of twenty-four members, appointed for life by the Government of Quebec; the right to vote in elections to the Legislative Assembly was not universal. Only male British subjects, aged 21 or older, were eligible to vote, only if they met a property qualification.

For residents of larger cities, the qualification was being the owner or occupant of real property assessed at three hundred dollars or more, or for tenants, an annual rent of thirty dollars or more. For any other municipality, the qualification was being an owner or occupant of real property assessed at two hundred dollars or more, or twenty dollars in annual value. For tenants in smaller centers, the qualification was paying an annual rent of twenty dollars or more. Women were barred from voting. Judges and many municipal and provincial officials were barred from voting officials with law enforcement duties, or duties relating to public revenue; the Returning Officer in each riding was barred from voting, except when needed to give a casting vote in the event of a tie vote. Candidates for election to the Legislative Assembly had to meet stricter qualifications than voters. In addition to being male, twenty-one or older, a subject of Her Majesty, a candidate had to be free from all legal incapacity, be the proprietor in possession of lands or tenements worth at least $2,000, over and above all encumbrances and charges on the property.

Women were barred from membership in the Assembly. The qualifications for the members of the Legislative Council were the same as for the members of the Senate of Canada; those requirements were: Be of the full age of thirty years. The provisions of the British North America Act, 1867 did not explicitly bar women from being called to the Senate of Canada. However, until the Persons Case, it was assumed that women could not be called to the Senate, were thus barred from the Legislative Council. In any event, no woman was appointed to the Legislative Council; the initial lack of a clear majority in the Legislative Assembly for either party led to political instability for the first eighteen months of the term of the Fourth Legislature. The Liberal government of Premier Joly de Lotbinière depended on the support of the two Independent Conservatives; the Liberals agreed to elect one of the two independents, Arthur Turcotte, as Speaker of the Assembly, a coveted position. Given the narrow majority and factiousness within the Liberal caucus itself, Joly de Lotbinière's government was uncertain of support from vote to vote in the Assembly, which affected his ability to implement major legislation.

Several times, his government only stayed in office by a vote from Turcotte as Speaker. Joly de Lotbinière's government was supported from time to time by William Evan Price, nominally a Conservative but voted in support of the government. On the Conservative side, the former house leader of the party in the Legislative Assembly, Auguste-Réal Angers, lost his seat in the general election; this event badly weakened the authority of the leader of the party, former premier Boucher de Boucherville, who sat in the unelected Legislative Council. He was forced to cede the leadership of the party to Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, who became the Leader of the Opposition; the next event was the dismissal of Lieutenant Governor Luc Letellier de Saint-Just by the new federal Conservative government of Sir John A. Macdonald. Conservatives in Quebec, led by Chapleau, had been pressuring Macdonald to dismiss Letellier de Saint-Just as soon as the Macdonald government had defeated Alexander Macke

Masonic Building (Billings, Montana)

The Masonic Building, is a historic building in Billings, Montana, built in 1910. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986 as Masonic Temple, it was deemed "significant for its architecture as a good example of the second Renaissance Revival style, designed by the well known Montana architectural firm of Link and Haire. The Temple is significant because it reflects the importance of the Masonic Order in the early community social life in Billings and for its collective associations with many of the most notable men involved in the community's development at the turn of the century."The building was sold in 2003 to Michael and Rebecca Gray and houses their advertising agency, G&G. In 2013 it was an educational building of the Montana State University-Billings, Urban Institute

Texas State Railroad

For the proposed high-speed rail line in Texas, see Texas Central Railway The Texas State Railroad is a historic 25 mi railroad between Rusk and Palestine, Texas. Founded in 1883 by the state of Texas, built by inmates, to haul freight. Regular service on the line was ended in 1921; the state leased the line to private companies until 1969 turned it over to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in 1972. In 2007, the railroad was transferred to the Texas State Railroad Authority and is now operating as a scenic tourist line, it is operated on a limited, year-round schedule. The start of the railroad dates back to 1883, with the completion of the Rusk Penitentiary in Rusk, Tx. Built with inmate labor, the original purpose of the railroad was to transport raw materials for the iron smelter located at the Rusk Penitentiary. In 1906, the line reached Maydelle, by 1909, the line was completed when it reached Palestine; the railroad grew and expanded to freight and passenger service, but it was not profitable.

Regular train service by the state ceased in 1921, the line was leased to various railroad companies until 1969. In 1972, the Texas Legislature turned the railroad over to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to be used as a state park. However, by 2006, the train cost the state of Texas $1 million per year more to maintain and to operate than the revenue from the park generated; because of budget concerns, the Eightieth Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 1659 which allowed for the creation of an operating authority for the train with the power to lease the train to a private operator. On September 1, 2007, the operation was transferred to the Texas State Railroad Authority and leased for operation by American Heritage Railway, which operates the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in Colorado and the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in North Carolina. In August 2012 American Heritage Railways sold the Texas State Railroad to Iowa Pacific Holdings. In addition to continuing passenger operations, Iowa Pacific Holdings opened the track to the main line in Palestine on November 1, 2012 to begin offering freight services.

A leading supporter of keeping the railroad operational is Texas State Representative Byron Cook of Corsicana. The Western Group replaced Iowa Pacific Holdings as operator in May 2017; the varied schedule of the railroad allows visitors to ride trains pulled by diesel and steam locomotives between the park's Victorian-style depots and through the forests of East Texas. The railroad has a long history of film and television productions, such as episodes of NBC's Revolution; the Texas State Railroad operates a number of steam and diesel locomotives, from ranging from 1901 to 1958: 1901 A. L. Cooke # 316 1911 Baldwin Locomotive Works #1316 1917 Baldwin Locomotive Works #28 1917 Baldwin Locomotive Works #30 1947 Alco-GE #7 1953 Alco-GE #8 1957 EMD-GM #125, built as CN 6521 1958 EMD-GM #126, built as CN 6533 Other locomotives on static display: 1927 Lima Locomotive Works #610 List of heritage railroads in the United States Official website Texas State Railroad Society