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International Cricket Council

The International Cricket Council is the global governing body of cricket. It was founded as the Imperial Cricket Conference in 1909 by representatives from Australia and South Africa, it was renamed as the International Cricket Conference in 1965, took up its current name in 1989. It organises world championship events such as Cricket World Cup, Women's Cricket World Cup, ICC T20 World Cup, ICC Women's T20 World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy and Under-19 Cricket World Cup; the ICC has 104 members: 12 Full Members that play 92 Associate Members. The ICC is responsible for the organisation and governance of cricket's major international tournaments, most notably the Cricket World Cup and ICC T20 World Cup, it appoints the umpires and referees that officiate at all sanctioned Test matches, One Day International and Twenty20 Internationals. It promulgates the ICC Code of Conduct, which sets professional standards of discipline for international cricket, co-ordinates action against corruption and match-fixing through its Anti-Corruption and Security Unit.

The ICC does not control bilateral fixtures between member countries, it does not govern domestic cricket in member countries, it does not make the laws of the game, which remain under the control of the Marylebone Cricket Club. The Chairman heads the board of directors and on 26 June 2014, Narayanaswami Srinivasan, the former president of BCCI, was announced as the first chairman of the council; the role of ICC president has become a honorary position since the establishment of the chairman role and other changes were made to the ICC constitution in 2014. It has been claimed that the 2014 changes have handed control to the so-called'Big Three' nations of England and Australia; the last ICC president was Zaheer Abbas, appointed in June 2015 following the resignation of Mustafa Kamal in April 2015. The post of ICC president was abolished in April 2016 and Shashank Manohar who replaced Mr. Srinivasan in October 2015 became the first independent chairman of the ICC since then. On 30 November 1907, Abe Bailey, the President of South African Cricket Association, wrote a letter to the Marylebone Cricket Club's secretary, F.

E. Lacey. Bailey suggested the formation of an'Imperial Cricket Board'. In the letter, he suggested that the board would be responsible for formulation of rules and regulations which will govern the international matches between the three members: Australia and South Africa. Bailey, wanted to host a Triangular Test series between the participant countries in South Africa. Australia rejected the offer. However, Bailey did not lose hope, he saw an opportunity of getting the three members together during the Australia's tour of England in 1909. After continued lobbying and efforts, Bailey was successful. On 15 June 1909, representatives from England and South Africa met at Lord's and founded the Imperial Cricket Conference. A month a second meeting between the three members was held; the rules were agreed amongst the nations, the first Tri-Test series was decided to be held in England in 1912. In 1926, West Indies, New Zealand and India were elected as Full Members, doubling the number of Test-playing nations to six.

After the formation of Pakistan in 1947, it was given Test status in 1952, becoming the seventh Test-playing nation. In May 1961 South Africa therefore lost membership. In 1964, the ICC agreed upon including the non-Test playing countries; the following year, the ICC changed its name to the International Cricket Conference. Under the new type of membership, the Associate. US, Ceylon and Fiji were admitted. In 1968, Bermuda and East Africa were admitted as Associate. South Africa had still not applied to rejoin the ICC. In 1969, the basic rules of ICC were amended. In 1971 meeting, the idea of organizing a World Cup was introduced. In 1973 meeting, it was decided; the six Test playing nations and East Africa and Sri Lanka were invited to take part. New members were added during this period: In 1974, Israel and Singapore were admitted as Associate. In 1976, West Africa was admitted as Associate. In 1977, Bangladesh was admitted as Associate. In 1978, Papua-New Guinea was admitted as Associate. South Africa applied to rejoin, however their application was rejected.

In 1981, Sri Lanka was promoted to being a Full Member. They played their first Test in 1982. In 1984, the third type of membership. Italy was the first member, followed by Switzerland in 1985. In 1987, Bahamas and France were admitted, followed by Nepal in 1988. In the July meeting of 1989, the ICC renamed itself to the International Cricket Council and the trend of the MCC President automatically becoming the Chairman of ICC was terminated. In 1990, UAE joined as an associate. In 1991, for the first time in ICC history the meeting was held away from England – in Melbourne. South Africa was re-elected as a Full Member of the ICC after the end of apartheid. In 1992, Zimbabwe was admitted as the ninth Full Member of the International Cricket Council. Namibia joined as Associate member. Austria, Belgium and Spain joined as Affiliates. In 1993, the Chief Executive of ICC was created with David Richards of the Australian Cricket Board the first person appointed to the position. In July, Sir Clyde Walcott, from Barbados, was elected as the first non-British Chairman.

The emergence of new technology saw the introduction of a third umpire, equipped with video playback facilities. By 1995, TV replays were made available for run outs and stumpings in Test matches with the third umpire required to signal out

Everywhere That I'm Not

"Everywhere That I'm Not" was a hit single for San Francisco group Translator in 1982, from the Columbia/415 album Heartbeats And Triggers. It is said by many fans and critics that the band's signature song was mourning the loss of John Lennon, but this is a mistaken claim; the band's memorial to Lennon was another of their songs. Coincidentally, the songs' producer, David Kahne, would produce records for Paul McCartney; the song achieved only moderate commercial success. Lamenting this and critic Scott Miller wrote: "From the jazzy dissonant opening riff to the unforgettable chorus, this is one of music's most glaring should-be-classics."

Slovaks of Croatia

Slovaks are one of the recognised minorities of Croatia. According to 2011 census there were 4,753 Slovaks in Croatia. Slovaks migrated to Croatia in the 19th century and to a much lesser extent in the 20th century. Many were peasants from the poverty-stricken region of Kysuce in northwestern Slovakia. Several notable Croatians are of Slovak descent including philologist cardinal Juraj Haulik, Bogoslav Šulek and writer August Šenoa. Slovaks are recognized as an autochthonous national minority, as such, together with the Czechs of Croatia, elect a special representative to the Croatian Parliament. Most Croatian Slovaks live in the region of Slavonia, with the majority residing in the Osijek-Baranja county and the Vukovar-Syrmia county. Notable Slovak settlements include: Towns: Ilok, 1,044 Našice, 964 Municipalities: Punitovci 658 Lipovljani, 123 Vrbanja, 72 Koška, 50 Drenje, 34 Villages: Jelisavac by Našice Jurjevac Punitovački by Punitovci Markovac SoljaniAs of 2009, Slovak language is used in one municipality and one other settlement in Croatia, according to the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.

The Union of Slovaks was established in 1992 and focused on preserving Slovak culture and language, along with the creation of its magazine, Prameň. In 1998 the Central Library of Slovaks in the Republic of Croatia was founded. In Ilok, the Cultural Society of Ljudevit Štur. Union of Slovaks in the Republic of Croatia

Oz Factor (album)

Oz Factor is the second album by the San Diego-based punk rock band Unwritten Law, released in 1996 by Epic Records. It established the band's presence in the prolific southern California punk rock scene of the mid-1990s; the songs "Superman" and "Denied" became minor hits on local rock radio stations. It was the band's last album with bassist John Bell, who left the band following the supporting tours; the album was produced by Greg Graffin of Bad Religion. Brian Baker of Bad Religion, appeared on the album as well; the songs "Suzanne" and "Shallow" are re-recordings of songs from the band's debut album Blue Room. All tracks are written by Unwritten Law. Scott Russo – lead vocals Steve Morris – lead guitar, backing vocals Rob Brewer – rhythm guitar, backing vocals John Bell – bass guitar Wade Youmandrums Brian Baker – guitar solo on "Suzanne" Greg Graffin – producer Paul DuGre – engineer, mixing Rob Hunter – assistant engineer and mixing Alex Perialas – additional engineering George Marinomastering David Coleman – art direction Bagel – cover illustration John Dunne – photography

Desmond Henley

Desmond Charles Henley, OBE was an English embalmer. After leaving school, Henley joined the London funeral director's company James H. Kenyon Ltd in 1941. Established in 1880, J. H. Kenyon Ltd were the undertakers to the Royal Household, had in that role assisted in arranging the funerals of many members of the Royal Family. After training in all theoretical and practical aspects of embalming, Henley passed his examinations in 1948. Four years he was appointed the company's chief embalmer. In 1961, Henley became an examiner of the British Institute of Embalmers, he taught embalming techniques, embalming fluid formulas as well as disaster management to funeral directors. In an interview published in 1998, Henley expressed doubts that the mummification of Lenin's body in Moscow was indeed as permanent as claimed by the Russian authorities. In his role as chief embalmer for J. H. Kenyon Ltd, Henley carried out the embalming of King George VI at Sandringham House in 1952, that of Queen Mary at Marlborough House in 1953, that of Sir Winston Churchill at the latter's London home at 28 Hyde Park Gate in 1965.

Churchill's body was embalmed in the same room. When the embalming was completed, the remains were dressed in his silk pyjamas and dressing robe and placed back into his bed. Churchill would lie in repose in private at his Hyde Park Gate home until 9:00 pm Tuesday evening when Kenyon's staff transported his remains to Westminster Hall for public viewing. Four years Henley embalmed the remains of Mutesa II of Buganda. In 1973, Aristotle Onassis had Henley flown to Athens in his private jet to embalm the body of his son, Alexander. Henley oversaw the embalming of Judy Garland in 1969, Jimi Hendrix in 1970, Field Marshal Lord Montgomery in 1976, Earl Mountbatten of Burma in 1979, Bon Scott in 1980, Billy Fury in 1983. In the time between 1963 and 1976, Henley worked extensively in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Malawi, continued to advise royal families worldwide until his retirement from J. H. Kenyon Ltd in 1992, after 51 years of service. In retirement he lived in Portsmouth, his funeral was held on 23 November 2005 at St. Wilfrid's Church, followed by cremation at Portchester Crematorium.

After training in disaster management, Henley served as head of J. H. Kenyon Ltd's emergency services mortuary team. In this role he was involved in the recovery and repatriation of bodies after numerous disasters, including the Kano air disaster in Nigeria in 1973, the Zeebrugge ferry disaster in 1987 and the Lockerbie bombing in 1988, it was for this work at major disasters around the world that Henley was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire "for services in the aftermath of disasters involving the loss of human life" in the 1997 New Year Honours. 1972: Freeman of the City of London 1987: Fellow of the British Institute of Embalmers 1997: Officer of the Order of the British Empire A Great Embalmer How Mutesa’s body was returned from London for burial Desmond Henley receiving the OBE in 1997


Leverington is a village and civil parish in the Fenland District of Cambridgeshire, England. The settlement is to the north of Wisbech. At the time of the 2001 Census, the parish's population was 2,914 people, including Four Gotes, increasing to 3,339 at the 2011 Census. Leverington - an estate linked with a man called Leofhere; the 13th century church of St Leonard is a Grade I listed building, noted for its spire, restored 15th-century, a Tree of Jesse window, carved font. Rectors of the parish have included John Ailleston, Richard Reynolds, James Nasmith, Thomas Yale and John Jenkinson. Dramatist Edmund John Eyre, was a son of a rector. Leverington Hall constructed in the 17th century, is Grade I listed; until 1870, Parson Drove and Gorefield were part of Leverington parish. Media related to Leverington at Wikimedia Commons