Sir Ian Terence Botham is an English cricket commentator and a former cricketer, chairman of Durham County Cricket Club since 2017. Regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders in cricket history, Botham represented England in both Test and One-Day International cricket, he played most of his first-class cricket for Somerset, for Worcestershire and Queensland. He was an aggressive right-handed batsman and, as a right arm fast-medium bowler, was noted for his swing bowling, he fielded close to the wicket, predominantly in the slips. In Test cricket, Botham scored 14 centuries with a highest score of 208, from 1986 to 1988, he held the world record for the most Test wickets until overtaken by fellow all-rounder Sir Richard Hadlee, he took five wickets in 10 wickets in a match four times. In 1980, he became the second player in Test history to complete the "match double" of scoring 100 runs and taking 10 wickets in the same match. Botham has at times been involved in controversy including a publicised court case involving rival all-rounder Imran Khan and an ongoing dispute with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
These incidents, allied to his on-field success, have attracted media attention from the tabloid press. Botham has made effective use of the fame given to him by the publicity because he is concerned about leukaemia in children and has undertaken several long distance walks to raise money for research into the disease; these efforts have been successful and have realised millions of pounds for Bloodwise, of which he became president. In recognition of his services to charity, he was awarded a knighthood in the 2007 New Years Honours List. On 8 August 2009, he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. Botham has a wide range of sporting interests outside cricket, he had to choose between cricket and football as a career. He chose cricket but so, he did play professional football for a few seasons and made eleven appearances in the Football League for Scunthorpe United, he is a keen golfer and his other pastimes include angling and shooting. On the occasion of England's 1000th Test in August 2018, he was named in the country's greatest Test XI by the ECB.
Ian Botham was born in Cheshire, to Herbert Leslie Botham and Violet Marie, née Collett. His father had been in the Fleet Air Arm for twenty years spanning the Second World War; the family moved to Yeovil before Botham's third birthday after his father got a job as a test engineer at Westland Helicopters. Both his parents played cricket: his father for Westland Sports Club while his mother captained a nursing services team at Sherborne. Botham developed an eagerness for the game before he had started school: he would climb through the fence of the Yeovil Boys' Grammar School to watch the pupils play cricket. At the age of around four, he came home with a cricket ball and asked his mother "Do you know how to hold a ball when you're going to bowl a daisy-cutter?" He subsequently went away to practise bowling it. Botham attended Milford Junior School in the town and it was there that his "love affair" with sport began, he played both football for the school's teams at the age of nine. Playing against the older boys forced Botham to learn to hit the ball hard, improve to their standard.
At the same age he went to matches with his father, who played for Westland Sports Club, if one of the teams was short, he would try to get a match. His father recalled that though he never got to bowl, got to bat, he received praise for the standard of his fielding, he joined the Boys' Brigade. By the time he was nine, he had begun to "haunt" local recreation grounds with his kit always ready, looking to play for any team, short of players. By the age of twelve he was playing occasional matches for Yeovil Cricket Club's second team. Botham went on to Bucklers Mead Comprehensive School in Yeovil, where he continued to do well in sport and played for the school's cricket and football teams, he became captain of their under-16 cricket team. His performances for the school drew the attention of Somerset County Cricket Club's youth coach Bill Andrews. Still thirteen, he scored 80 runs on debut for Somerset's under-15s side against Wiltshire, but the team captain Phil Slocombe did not call on him to bowl as he considered him to be a specialist batsman.
Two years Botham had the opportunity to choose between football and cricket: Bert Head, manager of Crystal Palace offered him apprentice forms with the First Division club. He had a contract with Somerset and, after discussing the offer with his father, decided to continue to pursue a cricket career, as he believed he was a better cricketer; when informed that he wanted to be a sportsman, Botham's careers teacher said to him: "Fine, everyone wants to play sport, but what are you going to do?" In 1972, at the age of 16, Botham left school intent on playing cricket for Somerset, who retained his contract but felt he was too young to justify a full professional deal. So, Botham joined the ground staff at Lord's; as a ground boy, he had numerous tasks such as "cleaning the pavilion windows, pushing the roller on matchdays, selling scorecards, pressing electronic buttons on the scoreboards and rushing bowling analyses to the dressing-room". He received coaching and plenty of time in the practice nets, was the first to arrive and the last to leave practice.
Despite his time in the nets, Botham was only considered by Marylebone Cricket Club coach Harry Sh
Brian Jordan Jr. is an American actor and classically trained singer-dancer and has many off-broadway and regional theatre credits. He trained at NYU's Tisch School of The Debbie Allen Dance Academy, he is starring as Maurice Webb on Tyler Perry’s Sistas on BET. Jordan is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a product of Southeastern Louisiana University, he has had film roles in Bolden!: The Buddy Bolden Story, Get On Up!, in the new BET holiday film, Christmas Belles. Brian Jordan Jr. on IMDb "BET NETWORKS AND TYLER PERRY STUDIOS ANNOUNCE THE REMAINING SERIES REGULARS FOR PERRY'S SECOND ORIGINAL SERIES, "SISTAS," PREMIERING EXCLUSIVELY ON THE NETWORK THIS FALL". Www.betpressroom.com. Retrieved 12 February 2020. "BET Rounds Out Sistas Cast With Chido Nwokocha, DeVale Ellis, Brian Jordan Jr. Kevin Walton and Anthony Dalton". Movier.net. Retrieved 12 February 2020. ""Sistas" adds more series regulars to the mix". Tyler Perry. Retrieved 12 February 2020. "Chido Nwokocha, DeVale Ellis, Brian Jordan Jr. Kevin Walton, Anthony Dalton Added To BET and Tyler Perry's Sistas Series".
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Tirfi Tsegaye Beyene is an Ethiopian long-distance runner who competes in marathon races. She has won the Berlin Marathon, the Paris Marathon, the Tokyo Marathon, the Dubai Marathon, her personal best of 2:20:18 hours came as winner of the 2014 Berlin Marathon. Born in Bekoji in Ethiopia's Oromia Region, she comes from a town renowned for producing world class runners such as Kenenisa Bekele and Tirunesh Dibaba. In one of her first major races, Tirfi won the Porto Marathon in 2008 with a time of 2:35:31 hours, she improved her best to 2:29:04 hours with a runner-up finish at the 2009 Turin Marathon and bettered that with a run of 2:28:16 hours for second at the Shanghai Marathon. She made her debut over the half marathon at the 2009 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, where her run of 1:09:24 brought her sixth place and a team silver medal with Ethiopia. Tirfi was runner-up to Atsede Baysa at the 2010 Paris Half Marathon finished behind her again at the Paris Marathon a month although Tirfi's time of 2:24:51 hours for third place was a significant personal best.
She again made the podium at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon, setting another best of 2:22:44 hours and finishing second behind Sharon Cherop. She was runner-up at the Shanghai Marathon for the second year running, beaten to the title by Nailiya Yulamanova, she was invited to compete at the 2011 Boston Marathon and she finished in eleventh in the high-profile race. She came fifth at that year's Lille Half Marathon was three seconds behind Shanghai Marathon winner Haile Lema Kebebush in December with her time of 2:24:11 hours. At the Roma-Ostia Half Marathon in February 2012 she ran a personal best of 1:07:42 hours for third place, she was the pre-race favourite for the Paris Marathon and delivered on the status by winning the race in a course record and personal best time of 2:21:39 hours, over three minutes ahead of runner-up Sultan Haydar. Running alongside her training partner, Aberu Kebede, she was runner-up at the 2012 Berlin Marathon with a personal best time of 2:21:19 hours. In January 2013, she won the Dubai Marathon despite the heavy fog during the race, with a time of 2:23:23, 16 seconds ahead of runner-up Ehitu Kiros.
She performed less well in her second race of the year, coming seventh at the Frankfurt Marathon in 2:26:57 hours. She won the 2014 Berlin Marathon, held on 28 September 2014, in a personal best time of 2:20:18. Tirfi Tsegaye at World Athletics Marathon Info profile
Danis Tanović is a Bosnian film director and screenwriter. Tanović is best known for having directed and written the script for the 2001 Bosnian movie No Man's Land which won him the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Tanović was born in Zenica on 20 February 1969, he was raised in Sarajevo, where he received his primary and secondary education. Tanović attended the University of Sarajevo Music Conservatory, where he played the piano; as a young adult, he decided to study at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo. However, due to the Siege of Sarajevo, Tanović was forced to stop his studies in 1992. After war broke out, Tanović formed a film crew that followed the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina, going on dangerous missions; the material that he and the film crew produced has since been used in numerous films and news reports about the Siege of Sarajevo and the Bosnian war. In late 1994, Tanović left the film crew. A year he decided to resume his studies, this time in Brussels, the capital of Belgium.
In 1997, he completed his studies in Brussels. During his studies, Tanović made several documentary films. Shortly after, he began his first movie project, entitled No Man's Land, he wrote and directed the movie, completed in 2001 and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival that same year. No Man's Land went on to win the Award for Best Screenplay at Cannes, followed by numerous awards including the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2001, the European Film Academy Award for Best Screenplay, the César for the Best First Feature Film, the André Cavens Award for Best Film in 2001, the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2002. Tanović was a member of the jury at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival, his second feature project was L'Enfer, completed in 2005, from the screenplay by the late Krzysztof Kieślowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz. The film marked the second installment in the Polish duo's projected trilogy Heaven and Purgatory. Inspired by Euripides' Medea, L'Enfer explores the lives of three sisters, "each locked in her own unhappiness, nursing a secret flower of misery, the seed for, planted by their late father with a terrible incident in their girlhood".
The film received mixed reviews. Tanović announced in March 2008 that he would be founding a political party with his friend, director Dino Mustafić, called Our Party, which would start contesting elections with the local elections in October 2008, he stated his motivations as wanting to bring political change to the country. His 2010 film Cirkus Columbia was selected as the Bosnian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards, but it didn't make the final shortlist. In June 2011, Tanović was bestowed with an "honoris causa" doctorate by the University of Sarajevo, his 2013 film An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker premiered in competition at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival where it won two prizes: Silver Bear for Best Actor and the Jury Grand Prix. His latest film "Death in Sarajevo" won the Jury Grand Prix at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, it has won the FIPRESCI Award for the best film in competition. Tanović holds joint Bosnian and Belgian citizenship and lives in Sarajevo with his wife and five children.
He lived in Paris until 2007. He works as a professor of film directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo. Danis Tanović on IMDb
The Mohammed V Cup known as Mohammed V Trophy known as Royal Cup or The King Cup was an international football competition in the Kingdom of Morocco held in the cities of Casablanca and Marrakech in Morocco. He won the trophy Cup the best and most prestigious football clubs in Europe and the world, such as Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Atlético Madrid and AS Monaco The trophy was named after King Mohammed V, who died one year before the competition was established in 1962; the following is the list of finals played
Bernard Natan was a Franco-Romanian film entrepreneur and actor of the 1920s and 1930s. He was once said by historians to be one of the earliest pornographic film directors and porn stars, although there is now considerable doubt about this. Natan worked in mainstream cinema from his youngest days, working his way up from projectionist and chemist to cinematographer and producer, he acquired the giant French motion picture studio Pathé in 1929. Pathé collapsed in 1935, Natan was convicted of fraud. However, he laid the foundation for the modern film industry in France and helped revolutionize film technology around the world. Natan died after being transported to Auschwitz concentration camp. Natan was born Natan Tannenzaft to Jewish parents in Iaşi, Romania in 1886, he moved to France in the early 1900s and, despite being a Romanian, volunteered to fight for France in World War I. In 1909 he married and subsequently had 2 children. In 1921 he became a French citizen, at some point changed his name to "Bernard Natan."
His younger brother Emile Natan moved to France and became a film producer. Natan worked as a projectionist, film lab chemist, titles designer and producer during his early years in Paris, he was as a publicity stringer for Paramount Pictures during the early 1920s. But by 1929, Natan's Rapid Film had become distributor, his reputation was such that in 1924 Natan became a member of the executive committee of the Cinematographic Employers' Federation. By 1926, his film laboratory was regarded, he had established a marketing firm, he built two sound stages. Natan was a film producer, helping finance and produce motion pictures at other studios. In late February 1929, Bernard Natan acquired the production and exhibition businesses of Pathé the largest French motion picture company, he agreed to merge his own studio, Rapid Film, with Pathé in exchange for 50 million francs in shares. The remaining shares were purchased with funding from a consortium of banks, a 10 percent ownership in Pathé by the banks.
After the merger, Natan renamed the company Pathé-Natan. Pathé was in substantial financial trouble when Natan took control. Studio founder Charles Pathé had been selling assets for several years to boost investor value and keep the studio's cash flow healthy; the company's founder had sold Pathé's name and "rooster" trademark to other companies in return for a mere 2 percent of revenues generated by them. Natan had the bad luck to take charge of the studio just as the Great Depression convulsed the French economy. Natan attempted to steady Pathé's finances and implement modern film industry practices at the studio. Natan acquired another film studio, Société des Cinéromans, from Arthur Bernède and Gaston Leroux, which enabled Pathé to expand into projector and electronics manufacturing, he bought the Fornier chain of motion picture theaters and expanded the chain's nationwide presence. The French press, attacked Natan mercilessly for his stewardship of Pathé. Many of these attacks were antisemitic and contained veiled homophobic allusions to Natan's supposed sexuality.
Pathé-Natan did well under Natan's guidance. Between 1930 and 1935, despite the world economic crisis, the company made 100 million francs in profits, produced and released more than 60 feature films, he resumed production of the newsreel Pathé News, which had not been produced since 1927. Natan invested into research and development to expand Pathe's film business. In 1929, he pushed Pathé into sound film. In September, the studio produced its first sound feature film, its first sound newsreel a month later. Natan launched two new cinema-related magazines, Pathé-Revue and Actualités Féminines, to help market Pathé's films and build consumer demand for cinema. Under Natan, Pathé funded the research of Henri Chrétien, who developed the anamorphic lens. Natan expanded Pathé's business interests into communications industries other than film. In November 1929, Natan established Télévision-Baird-Natan. A year he purchased a radio station in Paris and formed a holding company to run what would become a burgeoning radio empire.
In 1935, Pathé went bankrupt. In order to finance the company's continued expansion, Pathé's board of directors voted in 1930 to issue shares worth 105 million francs, but with the depression deepening, only 50 percent of the shares were purchased. One of the investor banks collapsed due to financial difficulties unrelated to Pathé's problems, Pathé was forced to follow through with the purchase of several movie theater chains it no longer could afford to buy. Although the company continued to make a profit for a time, it soon began to lose more money than it could bring in; the collapse of Pathé led French authorities to indict Bernard Natan on charges of fraud. Natan was accused of financing the purchase of the company without any collateral, of bilking investors by establishing fictitious shell corporations, negligent financial mismanagement. Natan was accused of hiding his Romanian and Jewish heritage by changing his name. Natan was indicted and imprisoned in 1939; this meant he was in prison when France fell to the Nazis, while most other major Jewish filmmakers were able to flee the country or go into hiding