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Goaltender

In ice hockey, the goaltender or goalie is the player responsible for preventing the hockey puck from entering their team's net, thus preventing the opposing team from scoring. The goaltender plays in or near the area in front of the net called the goal crease. Goaltenders tend to stay beyond the top of the crease to cut down on the angle of shots. In today's age of goaltending there are two common styles and hybrid; because of the power of shots, the goaltender wears special equipment designed to protect the body from direct impact. The goalie is one of the most valuable players on the ice, as their performance can change the outcome or score of the game. One-on-one situations, such as breakaways and shootouts, have the tendency to highlight a goaltender's pure skill, or lack thereof. No more than one goaltender is allowed to be on the ice for each team at any given time. Teams are not required to use a goaltender and may instead opt to play with an additional skater, but the defensive disadvantage this poses means that the strategy is only used as a desperation maneuver when trailing late in a game or can be used if the opposing team has a delayed penalty.

The goaltender is known as the goalie, goalkeeper, net minder, tender by those involved in the hockey community. In the early days of the sport, the term was spelled with a hyphen as goal-tender; the art of playing the position is called goaltending and there are coaches called the goalie coach who specialize in working with goaltenders. The variation goalie is used for items associated with the position, such as goalie stick and goalie pads. Goaltending is a specialized position in ice hockey. At minor levels and recreational games, goaltenders do switch with others players that have been taught goaltending. A typical ice hockey team may have three goaltenders on its roster. Most teams have a starting goaltender who plays the majority of the regular season games and all of the playoffs, with the backup goaltender only stepping in if the starter is pulled or injured, or in cases where the schedule is too heavy for one goaltender to play every game; the NHL requires. The list provides goaltender options for visiting teams.

These goaltenders are to be called to a game if a team does not have two goaltenders to start the game. An "emergency" goaltender may be called if both roster goaltenders are injured in the same game; some teams have used a goaltender tandem where two goaltenders split the regular season playing duties, though one of them is considered the number one goaltender who gets the start in the playoffs. An example is the 1982-83 New York Islanders with Roland Melanson. Another instance is Grant Fuhr. In an unusual case the 1996-97 Philadelphia Flyers' Ron Hextall and Garth Snow alternated in the playoffs; the goaltender has training that other players do not. He wears special goaltending equipment, different from that worn by other players and is subject to specific regulations. Goaltenders may use any part of their bodies to block shots; the goaltender may hold the puck with his hands to cause a stoppage of play. If a player from the other team hits the goaltender without making an attempt to get out of his way, the offending player may be penalized.

In some leagues, if a goaltender's stick breaks, he can continue playing with a broken stick until the play is stopped, unlike other players who must drop any broken sticks immediately. Additionally, if a goaltender acts in such a way that would cause a normal player to be given a penalty, such as slashing or tripping another player, the goaltender cannot be sent to the penalty box. Instead, one of the goaltender's teammates, on the ice at the time of the infraction is sent to the penalty box in his place. However, the goaltender does receive the penalty minutes on the scoresheet. If the goaltender receives a Game Misconduct or Match penalty, he is removed from the ice and a replacement goaltender is played; the goaltender plays in or near the goal crease the entire game, unlike the other positions where players are on ice for shifts and make line changes. However, goaltenders are pulled if they have allowed several goals in a short period of time, whether they were at fault for the surrendered goals or not, a substituted goaltender does not return for the rest of the game.

In 1995, Patrick Roy was famously kept in net by the head coach as "humiliation" despite allowing nine goals on 26 shots. Ele

Dario Bonetti

Dario Bonetti is an Italian football manager and former defender. He is the elder brother of Ivano Bonetti. Born in San Zeno Naviglio, Italy, Bonetti made his professional debut during the 1978–79 season with Brescia, he moved to Roma in 1980, played for the giallorossi until 1986, except for a one-season spell at Sampdoria during the 1982–83 season. In 1986, he signed for Milan, but moved to Verona only one year later. In 1989, he transferred to Juventus, where he played two seasons, making 63 appearances and scoring 5 goals, winning a Coppa Italia and UEFA Cup double under manager Dino Zoff in 1990. A return to Sampdoria in 1991 was followed by a single season at SPAL in 1992, retirement in 1993. In all his whole playing career in the Serie A, Dario Bonetti was suspended for a total of 39 matches, this being as of 2009 an absolute record. Bonetti made 2 appearances for the Italian national football team in 1986, making his debut on 8 October, in a 2–0 win over Greece. A strong and tenacious defender, Bonetti was known for his stamina, physical attributes, his man-marking ability.

He was notorious for his aggression on the pitch, which led him to pick up many cards, as well as his lack of pace and technical ability. After his retirement, Dario Bonetti became coach of amateur Genoa side Sestrese in 1999, with his brother Ivano as player. Both brothers jointly managed Scottish team Dundee from 2000 to 2002, with Dario acting as Ivano's technical assistant. In February 2005, Dario Bonetti was appointed head coach of Serie C2 club Potenza, he announced a surprising move to Hungarian side MFC Sopron in February 2006, thus joining fellow Italian Giuseppe Signori. Bonetti was sacked in May 2006, after the final matchday, a 1–0 home loss to Rákospalotai EAC, but made a comeback at the Hungarian side in March 2007. On 22 June 2007, he was unveiled as new head coach of Italian Serie C1 team Gallipoli. In December 2008 he was appointed as new head coach of Lega Pro Prima Divisione team Juve Stabia. On 23 June 2009, he was appointed as the new head coach of Liga I team Dinamo Bucureşti, the Italian coach replacing Mircea Rednic.

He was sacked by Nicolae Badea, head of Administrative Council of Dinamo Bucharest, as a result of Bonetti's public statements about Dinamo shareholders on 3 October 2009. On 9 November 2009, Bonetti was announced as the new head coach of Lega Pro Prima Divisione team Valle del Giovenco, he was fired in February 2010. In July 2010 he was unveiled as the new manager of the Zambia national football team. Despite successful 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign, he was sacked on 10 October 2011, two days after Zambia qualified for Africa Cup of Nations. On 10 April 2012, Bonetti returned to Dinamo București, he won two trophies with Dinamo, the Romanian Cup and the Romanian Supercup, but started the 2012–13 season poorly, with the team being eliminated from the UEFA Europa League and winning only six of the first 15 games in Liga I. Because of this, Bonetti was sacked on 14 November 2012. Roma Coppa Italia: 1980–81, 1983–84, 1985–86 Serie A: Runner-up 1980–81, 1983–84, 1985–86 European Cup: Runner-up 1983–84Sampdoria European Cup: Runner-up 1991–92Juventus UEFA Cup: 1989–90 Coppa Italia: 1989–90 Dinamo Romanian Cup: 2011–12 Romanian Super Cup: 2012–13

2014 NEAFL season

The 2014 NEAFL season was the fourth season of the North East Australian Football League. The season began on Saturday, 29 March and concluded on Saturday, 13 September with the NEAFL Grand Final. Aspley were the premiers for the season after they defeated the Sydney Swans reserves by two points in the Grand Final due to a goal kicked after the final siren. For the first time since the NEAFL's inception in November 2010, a major restructure of the league occurred ahead of the 2014 season; the total amount of clubs in the competition was reduced from 19 to 14, with Tuggeranong, Labrador, Morningside and Mt Gravatt all having their licenses revoked. The conference system which resulted in clubs being geographically split into either an Eastern or Northern conference was abolished and was replaced by a single competition ladder structure, ensuring the top 6 teams at the end of the home and away season would progress to a finals series. Although North Queensland is considered to be a strategic area for future AFL expansion, NEAFL executives elected not to base a team in the region for the 2014 season.

Source: NEAFL season 2014 results and fixtures Two NEAFL clubs and Belconnen, were invited to compete in the Foxtel Cup knockout competition for season 2014. Both teams were knocked out in the Qualifying/First Round stage of the competition, their results are shown below: The top-level players from the NEAFL partook in two state games in season 2014, one against the West Australian Football League representative team on 24 May and another against the Tasmanian State League representative team on 21 June. The League MVP Award was awarded to Matthew Payne of Aspley; the NEAFL Rising Star was awarded to Paul Hunter of Redland. The NEAFL leading goalkicker award was awarded to Cleve Hughes of Redland; the NEAFL coach of the year was awarded to Xavier Clarke of NT Thunder. The NEAFL goal of the year was awarded to Jordan Harper of Belconnen, for his goal during round 1; the NEAFL mark of the year was awarded to Kelvin Barnes of Sydney University, for his mark during round 7. N – national draft R – rookie draft http://www.neafl.com.au/ Official NEAFL website

ITV Emergency National Service

The ITV Emergency National Service was the management response to the near-complete Independent Television technicians' strike after the 1968 franchise changes took effect. During the national ITV technicians' strike of August 1968, the individual companies were off the air for several weeks and an emergency service was presented by management personnel with no regional variations; this was the first time. This did not happen again until ITV's first few days back on air following the technicians' strike of 1979, which blacked out the channel for 75 days. All programmes played during the service were repeats or had been pre-made for forthcoming transmission. Other than continuity, there was no live material; the programmes were transmitted from the ATV switching centre at Foley Street in London, while a team of ex-ABC announcers based in both Teddington and Foley Street provided presentation. The announcing team for the special service was David Hamilton, John Benson, Sheila Kennedy and Philip Elsmore, who would all continue as Thames announcers when the regional services restarted at the end of the strike.

The service was mounted at short notice after several days of blank screens. The management team behind the emergency service had needed to create a quick and simple Independent Television national presentation style; the term'Independent Television' was chosen for the'temporary national station' and a range of simple, text-only captions was provided. No station symbol was used – the ident was the name in upper-case characters. A clock was borrowed from the ABC studios at Teddington and the ABC triangle on the clock was covered with tape. On the first day of the service, an insert of the local'Picasso' tuning signal was tried along with a local start-up tune before switching to the national output. On day two, a London'Picasso' and national theme was used. From day three, a networked tuning signal was used. To avoid confusion over regions, the ITA provided the Foley Street centre with a copy of the blank'Picasso' containing no regional identifier. A version with the words'Independent Television' was commissioned but did not arrive until the final few days of the service and was only used at the end of the period.

This short service was not wholly consistent in presentation, opened on some days with Picasso card and ident, whilst on other days only the ident card appeared. A march was chosen as the daily opening music. With a national service being provided, all advertising spots needed to be sold on a national basis. Therefore, a new rate card was introduced, charging £2,000 for 30 seconds of advertising time before 7pm and £3,500 after 7pm. Prior to the strike, a 30-second advert in the London region alone would have cost £1,200. Although large national companies benefited from the lower rates, local companies who had advertised in their relevant region only were unable to do so during the Emergency National Service. During the course of the emergency management run service the ITV network would be on air each day from around 4.45pm and would continue unti around 11.45pm filled with repeats in the can productions and movies. This would be near normal typical broadcasting hours in 1968 for ITV, as both the BBC and ITV were limited by the government to no more than 8 hours per day of regular television programming in their regular daily schedules.

Below is an example of one typical day during the strike - Thursday 8th August 1968: 4.40pm - Jimmy Green and his Time Machine 4.55pm - Bugs Bunny 5.20pm - The Queen Street Gang 5.50pm - News from ITN 6.04pm - Driveway 6.30pm - Film: Gold of the Seven Saints starring Roger Moore from 1957 8.00pm - The Goon Show 8.30pm - The Crime Buster 9.30pm - This Week 10.00pm - News from ITN 10.15pm - Cinema 10.45pm - Destination Mexico 11.15pm - The Variety Club from Batley, Yorkshire 11.45pm - PR for the Parson followed by the weather forecast 12.00am - Closedown Vision On A version of this article appeared on the Transdiffusion group of websites.

Thomas Alexander Smith

Thomas Alexander Smith was an American politician, a member of the Maryland State Senate and represented the 1st congressional district of Maryland in the United States House of Representatives from 1905 to 1907. Smith was born near Greenwood and moved with his parents to Ridgely, Maryland, as a youth in 1856, he attended the public schools and Denton Academy, taught school in Delaware and Michigan. He returned to Ridgely, where he was postmaster from August 4, 1885, to November 25, 1889, he engaged in the mercantile business, was a member of the board of school commissioners for Caroline County, from 1889 to 1893. In 1894 and 1896, Smith served as a member of the Maryland State Senate, was chief of the Maryland Bureau of Statistics and Information from 1900 to 1904, he was the first vice president of the National Association of Labor Statisticians in 1903 and 1904, member of the board of State aid and charities in 1904 and 1905. He was one of the founders of the Bank of Ridgely, served as its first president.

Smith was elected as a Democrat to Congress in 1904, serving the 1st Congressional district for one full term from March 4, 1905 to March 3, 1907, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1906. He served as a delegate to the Farmers’ National Congress of the United States held at Madison, Wisconsin, in 1908 and at Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1910, he was land commissioner of Maryland from 1908 to 1912, internal revenue agent for the district of Maryland from January 1, 1920, to 1922. He died in Newark, is interred in Denton Cemetery. United States Congress. "Thomas Alexander Smith". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

Kia Telluride

The Kia Telluride is a mid-size crossover SUV, built by Kia Motors. Introduced as a concept car in 2016, the vehicle debuted in the spring of 2019 as a 2020 model; the production version of the Kia Telluride was launched at the 2019 North American International Auto Show. The first public debut was a customized version inspired by fashion designer Brandon Maxwell's Texas-inspired collection, at New York Fashion Week in September 2018; the overall design is similar to the 2016 concept except for the front end, redesigned. The production model eschews the hybrid powertrain, its width and wheelbase have been noticeably decreased when compared to the concept model. The vehicle is named for the city of Telluride; the Telluride shares some components and specifications with its corporate cousin the Hyundai Palisade—another car named for a Colorado city—including its engine and wheelbase. With the Telluride, Kia hopes to take on its fellow American-built rivals, the Chevrolet Traverse, the Volkswagen Atlas, the Honda Pilot and the sixth-generation Ford Explorer in the mid-size 3-row crossover SUV segment.

The Telluride is the largest vehicle Kia has produced for the United States. The Telluride is offered in four trim levels: base LX, S, mid-level EX, top-of-the-line SX; the latter is offered with an optional "SX Prestige Package," which includes all-wheel drive, Nappa leather trim, a head-up display and ventilated second-row seats, other premium features. All Tellurides feature three rows of seating and, regardless of trim level, are equipped with various luxury-oriented features that are otherwise optional in some of its competitors, such as "Sofino" -trimmed or leather-trimmed seating surfaces, a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Kia's suite of "Drivewise" advanced driver assistance technologies. All Tellurides are powered by a 291-horsepower, 3.8L Lambda II gasoline V6 engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, either front-wheel-drive or Kia's "Dynamax" all-wheel-drive system. Higher trim levels of the Telluride offer class-exclusive features not available in some of its competitors, including heated and ventilated first and second row bucket seats and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.

Named after the town in Colorado, the concept version was first introduced at the 2016 North American International Auto Show. A mid-size, three-row, seven-passenger SUV, the Telluride is based on a modified Sorento chassis, powered by a transversely-mounted 3.5-liter gasoline direct injected V6 producing 270 hp combined with an electric motor making 130 hp, for an overall output of 400 hp. Fuel consumption is claimed to be 30 miles per US gallon; the exterior was finished in dark pyrite paint and featured a squared off body riding on 22-inch rims, as well as an enlarged tiger nose grille and multiple LED headlamps, consistent with Kia's current design language. The car's suicide doors swung open 90 degrees in opposite directions; some of the interior components were 3D printed, marking Kia's first usage of 3D printing technology. Official website Official press release