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Fabio Taglioni

Fabio Taglioni was an Italian engineer. Born in Lugo di Romagna, he was chief designer and technical director of Ducati from 1954 until 1989, his desmodromic 90° V-twin engine design is still used in all current Ducati motorcycle engines. Among the many race victories of his early desmo twin, the 1978 legendary return of Mike Hailwood at the Isle of Man is the most memorable. After World War II, Taglioni designed engines for Ceccato motorcycles and Mondial before joining Ducati in 1954, he began by designing Ducati's OHC four-stroke singles, in 1963 designed the prototype V4 Ducati Apollo. This led to the 1972 Ducati 750 Imola Desmo, the 1970s and 1980s production Ducati L-twin motorcycles, he died in Bologna in 2001. Fabio Taglioni: Motorcycle Engine Designer

1974 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC and OFC)

Listed below are the dates and results for the 1974 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the Asian and Oceanian zone. For an overview of the qualification rounds, see the article 1974 FIFA World Cup qualification. India, Sri Lanka and the Philippines withdrew; the remaining 15 teams were divided into 2 zones, based on geographical and political considerations, as follows: Zone A had 7 teams. All matches. There would be four stages of play: Classification matches: All teams except Korea Republic would be paired up to play preliminary matches to determine group classification. Group stage: Based on the results of the classification matches, the 7 teams were divided into 2 groups; the teams played against each other once. The group winners and runners-up would advance to the semifinals. Semifinals: The winner of Group 1 played against the runner-up of Group 2 in a single match, the winner of Group 2 played against the runner-up of Group 1 in a single match; the winners would advance to the Final.

Final: The 2 teams played against each other in a single match. The winner would advance to the Final Round. Zone B had 8 teams. There would be two stages of play: Group stage: The 8 teams were divided into 2 groups of 4 teams each; the teams played against each other twice. The group winners would advance to the final. Final: The 2 teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis; the winner would advance to the Final Round. In the Final Round, the winners of Zone A and Zone B played against each other on a home-and-away basis; the winner would qualify. Based on the results, South Vietnam and Hong Kong were placed in Group 1, while Thailand and Malaysia were placed in Group 2 with Korea Republic. Hong Kong and Japan advanced to the Zone A Semifinals. Israel and Korea Republic advanced to the Zone A Semifinals. Korea Republic and Israel advanced to the Zone A Final. Korea Republic advanced to the Final Round. Iran advanced to the Zone B Final. Australia advanced to the Zone B Final. Australia advanced to the Final Round.

The aggregate score was tied 2–2, a play-off on neutral ground was played to decide who would qualify. Australia qualified, via the play-off. 5 goals 4 goals 3 goals 2 goals 1 goal 1 own goal

2017–18 Tennessee State Tigers basketball team

The 2017–18 Tennessee State Tigers basketball team represented Tennessee State University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Tigers, led by fourth-year head coach Dana Ford, played their home games at the Gentry Complex in Nashville, Tennessee as members of the Ohio Valley Conference, they finished the season 10 -- 8 in OVC play to finish in a tie for fifth place. They lost in the first round of the OVC Tournament to Eastern Illinois. On March 21, 2018, head coach Dana Ford left Tennessee State for the head coaching job at Missouri State, he finished at Tennessee State with a four-year record of 57–65. On March 26, the school announced that former Illinois State assistant coach Brian Collins had been hired as head coach; the Tigers finished the 2016–17 season 17–13, 8–8 in OVC play to finish in a tie for fourth place in the East Division. As the No. 8 seed in the OVC Tournament, they lost to Southeast Missouri State in the first round. In a vote of conference coaches and sports information directors, Tennessee State was picked to finish in 7th place in the OVC.

After five years of divisional play in the OVC, the conference eliminated divisions for the 2017–18 season. Additionally, for the first time, each conference team will play 18 conference games

Crescent Dragonwagon

Crescent Dragonwagon is a writer in six different genres, a workshop leader. She leads Fearless Writing, she has written fifty traditionally published books, including two novels, seven cookbooks / culinary memoirs, more than twenty children's books, a biography, a collection of poetry. In addition, she has written for magazines ranging from New York Times Book Review to Lear's, Cosmopolitan, McCall's, Horn Book. Dragonwagon and her late husband, Ned Shank, owned Dairy Hollow House, a country inn and restaurant in the Ozark Mountain community of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Dragonwagon co-founded the non-profit Writer's Colony at Dairy Hollow, was active in the cultural and literary life of Arkansas throughout the 31 years she lived in the state full-time. After Shank's death in 2000, Dragonwagon moved to her family's summer home in Vermont. Since the 2014 death of her subsequent partner, filmmaker-activist David R. Koff, with whom she lived in Vermont for a decade, she has divided her time between New York and Arkansas.

Dragonwagon is the daughter of the writers Charlotte Zolotow and the late Hollywood biographer Maurice Zolotow. She serves as literary executor to both her parents. Dragonwagon's tenth children's book, Half a Moon and One Whole Star, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney and published in 1986, was the winner of a Coretta Scott King Book Award, as well as a Reading Rainbow Selection. In 1993, Dragonwagon won the Name of the Year award. In 2010, the Dragonwagon Regional was named after her. In 2003, Dragonwagon's cookbook Passionate Vegetarian won the James Beard book award in the category "Vegetarian/Healthy Focus". Stevie Wonder. 1977. ISBN 0-8256-3908-5. Dragonwagon, Crescent; the Commune Cookbook. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-671-21152-8. Dragonwagon, Crescent; the Bean Book. Workman Pub. ISBN 0-911104-16-X. Dairy Hollow House Cookbook, 1992 Dragonwagon, Crescent. Dairy Hollow House Soup & Bread: A Country Inn Cookbook. ISBN 0-89480-751-X. Nominated for both the James Beard and IACP Awards Passionate Vegetarian, James Beard Award The Cornbread Gospels Bean by Bean: A Cookbook Putting Up Stuff for the Cold Time: Canning, Preserving & Pickling for Those New to the Art or Not Rainy Day Together, as by Ellen Parsons, children's picture book illustrated by Lillian Hoban When Light Turns into Night ISBN 0-06-021740-5 Wind Rose ISBN 0-06-021741-3 Will It Be Okay?

ISBN 0-06-021738-3 Your Owl Friend ISBN 0-06-021731-6, picture book illus. Ruth Bornstein If You Call My Name ISBN 0-06-021744-8, picture book illus. David Palladini "Katie in the Morning" picture book illus. Betsy A. Day I Hate My Brother Harry Always, Always ISBN 0-02-733080-X ”Coconut” ISBN 0-06-021759-6, picture book illus. Nancy Tafuri Alligator Arrived With Apples: A Potluck Alphabet Feast ISBN 0-7857-0010-2 Half a Moon and One Whole Star ISBN 0-689-71415-7, picture book illus. Jerry Pinkney This Is the Bread I Baked for Ned ISBN 0-689-82353-3 Home Place ISBN 978-0-027331-905, picture book illus. Jerry Pinkney Winter Holding Spring ISBN 0-02-733122-9 Alligators and Others All Year Long Annie Flies the Birthday Bike Brass Button Bat in the Dining Room And Then It Rained / And Then the Sun Came Out Sack of Potatoes All the Awake Animals Are Almost Asleep The Year It Rained ISBN 0-02-733110-5 To Take A Dare Official website Crescent Dragonwagon at Library of Congress Authorities — with 40 catalog records

2003–04 Brentford F.C. season

During the 2003–04 English football season, Brentford competed in Football League Second Division. After mid-season spell of one win in 18 matches and relegation looking definite, manager Wally Downes was sacked in mid-March 2004. Martin Allen took over and turned things around, pulling off "The Great Escape" to secure safety on the final day of the season. Cash-strapped Brentford began the 2003–04 season with a threadbare squad, depleted through injuries and propped up with youngsters, with manager Wally Downes admitting that the club's "immediate goal is keeping ourselves afloat for a period that shows the bank we can manage ourselves". Five defeats in the opening six games left the club second-from-bottom, before the integration of loanees Ben May, Tommy Wright and Joel Kitamirike yielded an improvement in form in September, going unbeaten and winning three of five matches. In October, amidst speculation that former Brentford manager Steve Perryman would return to the club as director of football, manager Wally Downes was assured that his role would not be affected.

Perryman turned the offer down. Despite a morale-boosting 7–1 FA Cup first round victory over Gainsborough Trinity and four wins from six matches in October and November lifting the Bees to mid-table, the rot soon set in. After the goalkeeping position weakened by the £500,000 sale of Paul Smith in January 2004 and with just one win from 19 matches in all competitions, Wally Downes was sacked after a 2–0 home defeat to Stockport County on 13 March 2004, Brentford's fifth consecutive defeat. Caretaker manager Garry Thompson took charge for the away match versus Blackpool on 16 March, with a 1–1 draw securing the first point won for a month. Former Barnet manager Martin Allen took over on 18 March 2004 and was tasked with retaining Brentford's Second Division status. Allen released a number of players, installed his own backroom team and galvanised the squad, winning three and drawing three of his first six matches to lift the Bees above the relegation places. A priceless point salvaged at already-relegated Wycombe Wanderers on 24 April kept the Bees above the relegation places, but a 1–0 defeat away to fellow strugglers Grimsby Town in the penultimate match of the season meant the club would need to secure safety on the final day with a victory over Bournemouth or favourable results elsewhere.

The match versus Bournemouth at Griffin Park remained scoreless until seven minutes from time, when substitute Alex Rhodes "coolly slotted" past Cherries' goalkeeper Neil Moss for a 1–0 win that completed Brentford's escape from relegation. Brentford's goal tally listed first. Sources: Soccerbase, 11v11 Players' ages are as of the opening day of the 2003–04 season. Source: Soccerbase Substitute appearances in brackets. Players listed in italics left the club mid-season. Source: Soccerbase Players listed in italics left the club mid-season. Source: Soccerbase Players listed in italics left the club mid-season. Source: ESPN FC Supporters' Player of the Year: Jay Tabb

Foxtons

Foxtons Group plc is a British estate agency company dealing with both lettings and sales. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Foxtons was founded by Jon Hunt in 1981 in Notting Hill, London, as a two-person estate agency.2001 saw the launch of promotionally branded Minis, bearing the Foxtons logo. In March 2006, the BBC ran an undercover report and revealed many questionable actions taken by Foxtons employees such as faking signatures and purposefully overvaluing properties. Foxtons was acquired by private equity firm BC Partners in 2007 for £390m. In December 2009, private equity firm BC Partners lost control of Foxtons, less than three years after buying it, after creditors reorganised the real estate broker’s debt. In May 2013, BBC Watchdog reported that Foxtons imposes tenancy agreements which demand in the small print that tenants must use utilities supplier Spark Energy Ltd; the BBC stated. On 27 August 2013, Foxtons unveiled its flotation on the London Stock Exchange to raise £55m from private investors.

On 1 July 2014, Michael Brown stepped down as CEO. Previous COO, Nic Budden took on the role of CEO. Foxtons has 67 offices, it is a member of The Property Ombudsman, The National Association of Estate Agents, The Association of Residential Letting Agents, the National Approved Letting Scheme. Foxtons is a founding member of the Safe Agent Fully Endorsed client money protection scheme as well as Tenancy Deposit Scheme. Media related to Foxtons at Wikimedia Commons