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Tim Carter (soccer)

Tim Carter is an association football manager who became the director of Minnesota United FC's development academy in 2016. He has spent much of his career working in youth development, working as director and head coach of the academy at Shattuck-Saint Mary's from 2005 to 2016, he worked for the U. S. Soccer Federation from 1996 to 2002, starting as a staff coach before becoming the director of youth development, he has worked as a head coach for several clubs, most notably for Pittsburgh Riverhounds from 2002 to 2003. After graduating from the University of Southern Maine in 1979, Carter became an assistant coach at Bowdoin College, he served as an assistant coach for the Duke Blue Devils before getting his first head coaching position for the Eckerd Tritons. He held a head coach position for the Illinois State Redbirds, he was a state coach for the Illinois Youth Soccer Association. In 1996, he became a national staff coach for U. S. Soccer Federation. In 1999, he became U. S. Soccer's Director of Youth Development, worked on the development of Project 2010.

He served in this role until 2002. Carter worked as Chicago Fire SC's director of youth development from 2001 to 2002. In 2002, he joined the Pittsburgh Riverhounds as an assistant coach and the director of youth development. After the head coach Kai Haaskivi left the club on July 8, 2002, Carter became the club's interim head coach, before being made a permanent coach on September 5, 2002. Carter was replaced by defender Ricardo Iribarren on July 11, 2003, ending his term with a 10–11–5 record. In 2003, Carter moved to Minnesota to take a position with the coaching staff of Minnesota Thunder. In 2004, Carter was recruited to serve as director of soccer for Shattuck-Saint Mary's, a boarding school in Faribault, Minnesota; the school's U18 Development Academy commenced the following year with Carter as the head coach. The academy was accepted into the U. S. Soccer Development Academy program in 2010. On September 8, 2016, Minnesota United FC announced that they had hired Carter to become the director of their new development academy as the club transitioned up to Major League Soccer.

Under Carter's direction, Minnesota's academy employs a coaching wheel system, wherein coaches are involved not just with their own team, but with the teams above and below theirs within the academy. Tim Carter's bio at Minnesota United FC

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative is a global standard for the good governance of oil and mineral resources. It seeks to address the key governance issues in the extractive sectors; the EITI Standard requires information along the extractive industry value chain from the point of extraction, to how the revenue makes its way through the government and its contribution to the economy. This includes how licenses and contracts are allocated and registered, who the beneficial owners of those operations are, what the fiscal and legal arrangements are, how much is produced, how much is paid, where the revenue is allocated, its contributions to the economy, including employment; the EITI Standard is implemented in 52 countries around the world. Each of these countries is required to publish an annual EITI Report to disclosing information on: contracts and licenses, revenue collection, revenue allocation, social and economic spending; every country goes through a quality-assurance mechanism, called Validation, at least every three years.

Validation serves to assess performance towards meeting the EITI Standard and promote dialogue and learning at the country level. It safeguards the integrity of the EITI by holding all EITI implementing countries to the same global standard; each implementing country has its own national secretariat and multi-stakeholder group made up of representatives from the country’s government, extractive companies and civil society. The multi-stakeholder group takes decisions on; the EITI Standard is developed and overseen by an international multi-stakeholder Board, consisting of representatives from governments, extractives companies, civil society organisations, financial institutions and international organisations. The current Chair of the EITI is Fredrik Reinfeldt, former Prime Minister of Sweden; the previous chairs have been Clare Short, former UK Secretary of State for International Development and Peter Eigen. The EITI International Secretariat is headed by Eddie Rich; the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative was first launched in September 2002 by the UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair during the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, following years of academic debate, as well as lobbying by civil societies and companies, on the management of government revenues from the extractive industries.

In particular, the EITI was established to be an answer to public discussions on the “Resource Curse” or the “Paradox of Plenty”. NGOs such as Global Witness and “Publish What You Pay”, as well as companies such as BP pushed the UK government to working towards an international transparency norm; the organisation was founded at a conference in London in 2003. The 140 delegates from government and civil society agreed on twelve principles to increase transparency over payments and revenues in the extractive sector. A pilot phase of the EITI was launched in Nigeria, Azerbaijan and the Kyrgyz Republic; the management of the Initiative continued to lay with the UK Department for International Development. The second EITI Conference on 17 March 2005 in London established six criteria based on the principles; these set out the minimum requirements for transparency in the management of resources in the oil and mining sectors, laying the foundation for a rule-based organisation. This conference established an international advisory group under the Chairmanship of Peter Eigen to further guide the work of how the EITI is to be set up and function.

More countries and civil-society organisations joined the initiative. The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank endorsed the EITI; the report issued in June 2006 by the international advisory group recommended the establishment of a multi-stakeholder board and an independent secretariat, these were set in place at the third EITI conference held in Oslo, Norway on 11 October 2006. Oslo was chosen as the new location for the secretariat. In the following years the body further fleshed out the criteria, turning them into a set of 23 requirements, known as the EITI Rules in 2011; the EITI Standard replaced the EITI Rules on 24 May 2013. The Standard was revised in February 2016; the EITI is organised as a non-profit association under Norwegian law. It has three institutional bodies: The Members’ Meeting, the EITI Board, the International Secretariat; the Members’ Meeting governs the EITI and convenes alongside the EITI global conferences, which are held every two to three years. The board assesses the progress of the countries.

It is supported by the international secretariat, located in Norway. The EITI Board meets between two and four times a year and is composed of three groups: countries and civil society; the membership of the Board reflects the multi-stakeholder nature of the EITI. The EITI Board has eight committees; the funding of the EITI is two-fold. At the country level, implementation is funded by the governments. At the international level, the EITI is funded by implementing countries, supporting governments and companies. Any country with extractive industry sectors can adhere to the EITI Standard. Countries implementing the transparency standard include OECD states such as Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States as well as countries in Africa and East Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean; when a country intends to join the EITI Standard, it is required to undertake five sign-up steps before applying. These steps relate to a clear commitmen

Syracuse Orange women's soccer

The Syracuse Orange women's soccer team represents Syracuse University in the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA Division I women's college soccer. The team has never won a conference championship; the Orange have played in both the Big East. The team has advanced to the NCAA Women's soccer tournament twice. In both appearances, the Orange fell in the second round; the Syracuse Orange women's soccer program was founded in 1996 with April Kater as the first head coach. The team played outside of a conference in their first season and finished a respectable 10–6–1. In 1997, the Orange joined Big East Conference play; the team finished with a 14 -- a 6 -- 5 conference record. 14 wins is a tie for the program's most overall wins, with the mark being reached in 1998 and 2000. In 1998, the team qualified for its first Big East Tournament and its first NCAA Tournament; the team lost in the second round of both tournaments. The team set a program record for 7 conference wins, a record that still stands today.

The decade closed with another post-season appearance in the Big East Tournament. This time the team lost in the first round; the decade started off with a third consecutive Big East Tournament appearance for the Orange, 14 overall wins. The Orange would follow up that performance with a second NCAA Tournament appearance in 2001. However, fortunes would change. 2001 would be the final time. 2002 saw the team win a tie for program worst. The Orange did not win a game in conference play. 2003 saw an improvement to 9–8–1, but it was not enough for coach April Kater to continue with the program. She resigned her post in April 2004. Patrick Farmer was hired as the program's second coach in May 2004. Farmer's tenure with the team would last 4 seasons; the Orange would qualify for the Big East Tournament once, in 2005. However, the team would never have a winning overall or conference season during his tenure; the team would lose 12 games in back to back seasons from 2005-2006. In January 2008, Farmer would resign to pursue other opportunities.

Phil Wheddon was hired as Farmer's replacement in March 2008. Wheddon's first to seasons saw the team finish 2–8–1 in conference play, lose 11 games overall; the decade started with a slight improvement, with the Orange winning one additional overall and conference game compared to 2009. 2011 continued to build on this improvement, with the team qualifying for the Big East Tournament for the first time since 2005. In 2012, the Orange had their first overall winning season since 2003 and qualified for the Big East Tournament again. In 2013, the Orange joined the Atlantic Coast Conference. Life in the new conference would prove difficult; the team lost double digit overall games in each season from 2013-2015. 2016 was a lone overall bright spot, when the Orange mustered a.500 record, finishing 8–8–3 overall, but only won one game in conference play. 2018 was one of the worst seasons in team history. The Orange finished 3–15–0 overall, 0–10 in the conference; this was the team's second winless conference season and the second time the team has won only 3 overall games.

Wheddon resigned after the season. Prior to the 2019 season, Nicky Adams was hired as the programs fourth coach. ^In 1997 Syracuse began play in the Big East Conference. †In 2013 Syracuse began play in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Updated November 18, 2019Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Source: Sarah Elnicky – with Kvarnsvedens IK Casey Ramirez Laura Jackson Erin Simon – with West Ham United Stephanie Skilton Alana O'Neill – with Benfica Courtney Brosnan – with West Ham United Official Site 2018 Media Guide


Tōgan-ji is a Buddhist temple of the Sōtō Zen sect located in Nagoya, central Japan. Built in 1532 by Oda Nobuyuki in memory of his father, Oda Nobuhide, it was moved to its current location in 1714; the temple grounds have a grove of giant bamboo. A 10-meter tall Buddha statue known as "The Great Buddha of Nagoya" was erected in 1987; the temple has many links to India. The grounds contain a lingam and a shrine dedicated to Saraswati, honored in a festival to Benzaiten every May 7–8. Tōgan-ji contains a huge wood block said to purge past sins if touched with one hand; the closest subway is Motoyama Station on the Higashiyama Subway Nagoya University. Media related to Tōgan-ji at Wikimedia Commons

Windows Embedded Compact 7

Windows Embedded Compact 7 is the seventh major release of the Windows Embedded CE operating system, released on March 1, 2011. Windows Embedded Compact 7 is a real-time OS, separate from the Windows NT line, is designed to target enterprise specific tools such as industrial controllers and consumer electronics devices such as digital cameras, GPS systems and automotive infotainment systems. Windows Embedded Compact is designed to run on multiple CPU architectures and supports x86, SH and ARM. During development, a Microsoft employee working in this division claimed that Microsoft was working hard on this release and that it shares the underlying kernel with Windows Phone. Microsoft confirmed this and said that Windows Phone 7 is based on Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 with some features borrowed from Windows Embedded Compact 7, thus making it a hybrid solution. Windows Embedded Compact 7 contains these features: Silverlight for Windows Embedded: Allows developers to develop application and user interfaces in Silverlight using Microsoft Expression Blend Internet Explorer for Windows Embedded: A web browser similar to that of Windows Phone 7 with integrated Adobe Flash v10.1 support Touch support: Windows Embedded Compact 7 recognizes touch and gesture input types CPU support: Works on dual core CPUs in symmetric multiprocessing mode Platform support: Runs on x86, SH4 MIPS and ARMv7 platforms Media playback: Supports Digital Living Network Alliance and Media Transfer Protocol Networking: Now includes NDIS 6.1 and supports Bluetooth 2.1 EDR