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G-14

The G-14 was an organisation of European football clubs that existed between 2000 and 2008. It consisted of 14 European top class teams later expanded to 18, it was disbanded in 2008 and was replaced by the European Club Association representing over 100 clubs, in a deal reached with UEFA and FIFA. The G-14 clubs were spread across seven countries, had won around 250 national league titles. Three came from the top division of Italy. G-14 members had won the European Cup/Champions League 41 times out of 51 seasons; the 2004 Champions League final was the first in that competition since 1992 in which one of the finalists was not a G-14 member. There have been only four Champions League or European Cup finals where both teams were non-members of G-14; the G-14 was founded in September 2000 by 14 leading clubs to provide a unified voice in negotiations with UEFA and FIFA. New members could join by invitation only. In August 2002, four more clubs joined, taking the membership to 18, although the organisation retained its original name.

As the leading clubs in European Football, their power on the world stage was best demonstrated during the 2006 FIFA World Cup, where they provided 22% of participating players. This supported their assertion that national associations should pay players' wages whilst on international duty and provide compensation in the case of injuries. In April 2004, G-14 initiated a preliminary investigation into FIFA by the Swiss Competition Commission, when they complained of FIFA's requiring their players to be available for FIFA international competitions without compensating the clubs. FIFA president Sepp Blatter refused to negotiate with the G-14 on the matter. On 5 September 2005, the G-14 clubs decided to take FIFA to court over paying players for internationals after the Belgian club Charleroi lost Abdelmajid Oulmers in November for eight months when he was injured playing for Morocco. Prior to the 2006 World Cup, the G-14 members demanded a "fair percentage" of receipts from tournaments, such as the World Cup, to compensate for the clubs releasing players to compete in these tournaments.

The last president of the group was Olympique Lyonnais chairman Jean-Michel Aulas, who replaced David Dein, who stepped down after six months of a two-year presidency after leaving Arsenal. Aulas was elected president on 16 May 2007, after securing unanimous agreement from member clubs to the principle of expanding the G-14's membership. Aulas announced his intention to consider inviting a further 16 teams to join, stating that he wanted the G14 "to expand geographically and be strengthened by other clubs". In October 2007, 22 additional European clubs were invited to participate in talks towards expansion. On 28 May 2007, at an extraordinary congress in Zürich, UEFA President Michel Platini called upon G-14 to disband, declaring that they were "elitist" and that club grievances could be aired through a new UEFA body, the Professional Football Strategy Council. On 15 January 2008, the UEFA came to an agreement. FIFA and UEFA would pay compensation for international injuries and selection after a World Cup or European Championship and, in return, the G-14 agreed to disband on 15 February 2008.

However a new European Club Association, which would feature 103 teams from all 53 UEFA nations, with at least one team from each country, was set up in its place. Founding members, 2000 Real Madrid Barcelona Manchester United Liverpool Inter Milan Juventus A. C. Milan Marseille Paris Saint-Germain Bayern Munich Borussia Dortmund Ajax PSV Eindhoven Porto New members, 2002 Arsenal Bayer Leverkusen Lyon Valencia European Club Association Official website

Ignaz Vincenz Zingerle

Ignaz Vincenz Zingerle was an Austrian poet and scholar. Zingerle was born, the son of the Roman Catholic theologian and orientalist Pius Zingerle, at Meran, he began his studies at Trento, entered for a while the Benedictine monastery at Marienberg. Abandoning the clerical profession, he returned to Innsbruck, where, in 1848, he became teacher in the gymnasium, in 1859 professor of German language and literature at the university, he died at Innsbruck in September 1892. Zingerle is known as author through his Zeitgedichte, his ethnographical writings and literary studies, dealing with Tirol, however, rendered him more famous. Among them may be mentioned his editions of König Laurin, of the legend, Von den heyligen drei Königen. With E. Inama-Sternegg, he edited Tirolische Weisthümer; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Zingerle, Ignaz Vicenz". Encyclopædia Britannica. Cambridge University Press. Works by or about Ignaz Vincenz Zingerle at Internet Archive Works by Ignaz Vincenz Zingerle at LibriVox

Ghosting Season

Ghosting Season is an electronica band from Manchester, UK. They operate a small recording label, "This is It Forever"; the band was started in early 2011 by Gavin Miller and Thomas Ragsdale, was a spin off from the electronic group worriedaboutsatan, plays similar music but with rhythms more suitable for dancing. The band self-released two EPs:'Far End Of The Graveyard', the'Far End Of The Graveyard Remixes', their debut album,'The Very Last Of The Saints' was released in 2012 by Last Night On Earth, the imprint started by Sasha, to a positive critical response. The singles'Far End Of The Graveyard' and'A Muffled Sound Of Voices' brought the band to a larger audience thanks to radio airplay. XFM DJ Mary Anne Hobbs featured a guest mix from the band on her Saturday evening showThe band are known for their live shows, as they use a mixture of more traditional instrumentation such as guitars and vocals, with electronic elements like laptops and Roland SPD-S drum pads. In 2013 the band toured the UK, including a performance at the "Sounds from the Other City" concert in Salford.

In 2014 the band released a library of sound samples that it had created

North Central Conference (OHSAA)

The North Central Conference was an OHSAA athletic league whose final remaining members were located in northwest and north-central Ohio. The league's last day of operation was June 30, 2014; the following schools were members at the time the league folded: The conference's first year was in the 1962-63 school year. The original members were: Buckeye Central, Colonel Crawford, Mohawk, Ridgedale, River Valley and Riverdale. Carey and Wynford joined the NCC for the 1963-64 school year; the league remained consistent until the 1990-91 school year when Elgin, Pleasant and River Valley joined the newly formed Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference. Lucas joined the NCC for the 1998-99 school year, while Fredericktown left for the Mid-Buckeye Conference in 1999-00. Bucyrus joined the NCC for the 2002-03 school year. Upper Sandusky High School and Galion High School were voted in as the league's ninth and tenth members on February 5 and March 4 of 2009. Both began league competition for the 2011-12 school year.

In September 2011, the NCC was contacted by Loudonville and Willard for potential membership down the road. Loudonville's league was going to be down to two members in 2013 and Willard's shrinking enrollment had them considering options outside of the Northern Ohio League. Willard decided to remain in the NOL. On December 1, 2011, Buckeye Central, Colonel Crawford, Crestline and Wynford announced they would be leaving the NCC to help form the new Northern 10 Athletic Conference in 2014 with Carey, Seneca East and Ridgedale. With just 4 members remaining the league subsequently folded after the 2013-14 school year on June 30, 2014. Both Upper Sandusky and Galion were invited to join the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference in early 2012 as Red Division members, with both schools intended to replace Ridgedale in 2014. On February 26, 2012, Lucas announced, they applied to join the Mid-Buckeye Conference and were granted membership for 2013. Ontario announced in March 2012 that they would join the Northern Ohio League in 2013.

In April 2013, Riverdale was invited to join the Blanchard Valley Conference, made up of other schools located in Hancock County. Riverdale joined the BVC before the N10 began athletic competition; as a result of Riverdale's departure from its N10 commitment, despite a report that Upper Sandusky will bypass joining the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference, the Rams will play the fall season in the MOAC before moving to the Northern 10 in the winter of the 2014-15 school year. NCC Basketball Standings NOL Shifting

Anthony de Sa (civil servant)

Anthony de Sa is the 1st Chairman of the Real Estate Regulatory Authority of Madhya Pradesh. He has been Chief Secretary of the State of Madhya Pradesh from 2013 up to his retirement in 2017, he belongs to the 1980 Batch of the IAS He schooled at Bhusaval. He graduated and from University of Mumbai, was the recipient of the Rotary Award for the Best Student of the College in 1976, he took a master's degree from Harvard University, where he was awarded the Littauer Fellowship for "academic excellence, leadership skills and service to the community". Among his several postings, he has served as District Collector of Chhindwara District, Administrator of the Jabalpur Municipal Corporation, Housing Commissioner of Madhya Pradesh. In the Central Government, he has served as Director in the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Controller of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in Mumbai, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, where he dealt with Foreign Trade Policy and India's negotiations in the WTO.

He has served in the United Nations for five years, as Director of the UNIDO Centre for South-South Industrial Co-operation. Several of his articles have been published in the Time of India; some of his poems have been anthologised by the Poetry Society of Poetree. He is married to Malusha de Sa

Corsica Joe

Francois Miquet was an American professional wrestler who worked in the United States of America under the ring name Corsica Joe. As Corsica Joe he teamed up with Jean Louis Roy, billed as "Corsica Jean" to form a successful tag team known as "The Corsicans"; the Corsicans held a number of tag team championships in the southern National Wrestling Alliance territories of NWA Mid-America, Gulf Coast Championship Wrestling, Championship Wrestling from Florida and Georgia Championship Wrestling. He was the brother of Felix Miquet, a wrestler, but worked in the United Kingdom, he was married to female pro wrestler Sarah Lee, sometimes billed as "Sara Corsica". Miquet moved to the United States at some point before 1947 and made his professional wrestling debut in 1947, using his real name as his ring name. In 1948 he defeated Bob Lortie to win the Canadian Junior Heavyweight Championship, a championship he was said to have held for two years. Miquet spent most of 1953 wrestling in Germany where he used the name Billy Virag to avoid confusion with his brother Felix Miquet, known in the wrestling circuits throughout Europe.

In 1954 he worked as the masked ring character "Mr. M" in Germany before returning to the United States in mid-1954, once again billed under his birth name. After competing in the north eastern United States and Canada for several years Miquet began wrestling in the south east around 1957. In Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling he became known as "Corsica Joe", billing his as hailing from the French island of Corsica. A few months wrestling promoters Nick Gulas and Roy Welch in the NWA Mid-America promotion teamed Miquet up with French-Canadian Jean Louis Roy, billing him as "Corsica Jean" to form a tag team known as "The Corsicans"; the team became the first holders of the Mid-America version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship and over the next two of years the Corsicans held the championship on no less than seven occasions as well as the NWA Southern Tag Team Championship on three separate occasions. The Corsicans faced off against every tag team in the NWA Mid-America promotion at the time, including The Fabulous Fargos and Doc Gallagher, Yvon Robert and Billy Wicks and Luke Fields and The Heavenly Bodies.

In mid-1959 the Corsicans toured Texas, working for the Dallas, Texas based Southwest Sports, Inc.. In Texas the duo won the NWA Texas Tag Team Championship on one occasion as well as the local version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship. Miquet, as Corsica Joe held the NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship for a few weeks. By 1960 the Corsicans were back in the south west, holding different versions of the NWA Southern Tag Team Championship, including the Gulf Coast version twice, the Florida version once, the Georgia version twice, the Mid-America version again, they captured the Mid-America version of the World Tag Team Championship and Georgia Championship Wrestling's NWA International Tag Team Championship. After years as a tag team the Corsicans split up in 1966, leaving Miquet to team with Chin Lee for one last run with the NWA Southern Tag Team Championship. In 1969 he worked for Central States Wrestling as the masked Mephisto #2, would work as the masked "The Blitzer" for NWA Mid-America in 1972.

Miquet retired from wrestling in 1973 at the age of 52 or 53. Although retired in 1973, Joe did make appearances for the NWA World Wide area, with Bert Prentice being the promoter. Joe did team up in Nashville, against Clarence Santini and Shorty Taylor; this was Joe's last match. Francois Miquet was the brother of Felix Miquet, a wrestler, but who worked in the United Kingdom so the two never worked together. Miquet was married to a female pro wrestler named Sarah Lee, sometimes billed as "Sara Corsica" or "Mrs. Corsica Joe", they were together as husband and wife for 45 years of marriage until she died at the age of 76 in 2008. Miquet died on March 14, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 90. On 2008 Miquet, as Corsica Joe, was inducted into the NWA Hall of Fame Championship Wrestling from Florida NWA Southern Tag Team Championship - with Corsica Jean Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling Canadian Junior Heavyweight Championship Gulf Coast Championship Wrestling NWA Southern Tag Team Championship - with Corsica Jean Georgia Championship Wrestling NWA International Tag Team Championship - with Corsica Jean NWA Southern Tag Team Championship - with Corsica Jean NWA Mid-America NWA World Tag Team Championship - with Corsica Jean NWA Southern Tag Team Championship - with Corsica Jean, Chin Lee NWA Tri-State Tag Team Championship – with Masked Blitzer #2 Southwest Sports, Inc.

NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship NWA Texas Tag Team Championship - with Corsica Jean NWA World Tag Team Championship - with Corsica Jean National Wrestling Alliance NWA Hall of Fame Corsica Joe at OWW.com Corsica Joe at ProWrestling.com Corsica Joe Wrestling Photos at BillcosOldSchoolWrestling.com RIP: Corsica Joe at the Cauliflower Alley Club SLAM! Wrestling: Corsica Joe's love of wife and wrestling always shone through at Canadian Online Explorer SLAM! Wrestling: Corsica Joe & Sara Lee: A love story at Canadian Online Explorer