Jean-Marie Pfaff is a Belgian former football goalkeeper who spent most of his professional career with Beveren and Bayern Munich. Pfaff was capped 64 times playing for Belgium, participated at the 1982 FIFA World Cup and 1986 FIFA World Cup tournaments. At the age of 16, Pfaff joined K. S. K. Beveren with whom he won a Belgian champions title and a Belgian Cup; the same year, he received the Belgian Golden Shoe. In 1982, he entered the Bayern Munich squad, getting two German cups. Pfaff first played with the Red Devils in 1976 against legendary rival the Netherlands, he was the goalkeeper during Euro 80 and Euro 84, the 1982 and 1986 World Cups. At the 1982 World Cup Pfaff nearly drowned after he was pushed into the swimming pool by a journalist, while he couldn't swim. Pfaff was named by Pelé as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers in March 2004, he is now a TV star in Belgium with the reality show De Pfaffs showing him and his family from 2002 to 2012. Pfaff married Carmen Seth on 27 June 1974.
They have three daughters: Kelly Yvonne Danny and Lyndsey Linda Marc. BeverenBelgian League: 1978–79 Belgian Cup: 1977–78Bayern MunichBundesliga: 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87 DFB-Pokal: 1983–84, 1985–86IndividualBelgian Golden Shoe: 1978 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: 1986 IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper: 1987 FIFA 100: 2004 Golden Foot Legends Award: 2014 Official website Jean-Marie Pfaff – FIFA competition record
Purtse Castle is a castle of a local Purtse knight manor in Purtse, northeastern Estonia. It was built in the middle of the 16th century by the landowner Johann von Taube, at a time when late Gothic ways of building were being abandoned in favour of Renaissance ideas; the building therefore contains elements which were archaic for its time, examples of renaissance architecture. The castle was built as a fortified manor house, different from a purely defensive keep in that the floors have not only one but several rooms, it consists of three storeys: the lower was used for storage, the middle for living and the top floor had a defensive function. The building was entered on the second floor via a ladder which could, in times of danger, be pulled up. Inside, the basement contained a sophisticated hypocaust system which could be used for heating the main hall on the middle floor. During the course of history, the castle has had several different owners, notably Henrik Fleming, Governor of Ingria, the Baltic German von Stackelberg family.
The castle has seen many different uses, including a feudal home, a fortification, a cellar, a milk chamber, a grain storage, a prison and a workers' residence. During its long history, the manor has burnt down several times. After 1940 it was abandoned completely; the castle was restored in 1987–90. The building is under state protection in Estonia and listed in the National Registry of Cultural Monuments. List of castles in Estonia Purtse Castle Purtse Manor at Estonian Manors Portal
The Secret Army Organization was a short-lived right-wing paramilitary organization in Southern California, set up in 1971 in the aftermath of the breakup of the Minutemen group by local law enforcement. The organization received Federal Bureau of Investigation sponsorship from its establishment until its 1972 dissolution, engaging in various acts of violence and intimidation during this time. Secret Army Organization was headquartered in San Diego and consisted of “about a dozen” local members and a handful more spread across the Southern California region, its creation was a product of a meeting held on October 16–17, 1971. Davis had participated in CIA’s Bay of Pigs invasion. SAO was to serve as a replacement for FBI’s intelligence/operative network broken up by local law enforcement in 1970. According to ACLU, the operation known as “Inlet” utilized the paramilitary Minutemen group to provide daily intelligence reports on the activities of “demonstrators and domestic radicals”; these reports were made on behalf of John N. Mitchell Attorney General, Richard Nixon, by way of H.
R. Halderman and John D. Ehrlichman. During the period of 1971 to 1972, the Secret Army Organization engaged in a variety of criminal and provocative behavior, they fire-bombed cars, burglarized the homes of antiwar protestors, ransacked offices and places of work. As described by the San Diego Union, SAO was “a centrally designed and externally financed infrastructure designed for terror and sabotage,” whose actions were “sanctioned by the nation’s most powerful and respected law enforcement agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation.” On June 26, 1975, the American Civil Liberty Union of Southern California filed a report with Senate investigators alleging that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been instrumental in the creation and operation of San Diego-based SAO. The filing of this report came only two days after the FBI had publicly acknowledged their involvement in the domestic counterintelligence program COINTELPRO, with activity spanning from May 1968 until April 1971, yet known SAO operations contradicted this claim, extending into 1972.
1972 Testimony Howard Berry Godfrey was selected by FBI to lead SAO after having worked with him as an informant in the Minutemen for the previous three years. He paid over 75% the group’s expenses, recruited new members, supplied the group’s explosives, selected their targets. In front of a grand jury in July 1972, Godfrey testified that he helped set up the Secret Army Organization on instructions from the FBI for the purpose of terrorizing local radicals, he additionally testified that, while leading SAO, he had been in constant touch with the Bureau through his appointed FBI supervisor, Special Agent Steven L. Christiansen, reporting to him daily. 1973 Testimony In the 1973 trial of a fellow SAO member convicted of bombing a movie theater, Godfrey further testified that the FBI had furnished him with a total of between $10,000 and $20,000 for weapons and explosives over a period of five years. He said. Another FBI informer, John Rasperry, admitted to having been instructed by the Bureau in Winter 1971-1972 to assassinate Peter G. Bohmer, a local Marxist economics professor at San Diego State University.
The plot was not carried out, although FBI would make another attempt on Bohmer’s life the following year. In April 1972, FBI initiated a new operation, this time recruiting a member of the local San Diego Police Department’s antisubversive “Red Sauad” unit, Gil Romero, having previous experience with him as an FBI informant, J. M. Lopez, an undercover San Diego police officer. According to the ACLU report and Lincoln Bueno were to be lured over the border to a remote location in Tijuana, where they would be murdered by Mexican Federal police over a contrived cache of smuggled firearms. ACLU lawyer H. Peter Young reported that this conspiracy was only abandoned when the Republican convention was moved to Miami Beach, Florida. White House connection In addition to the direct control exerted by FBI over the operations of the Secret Army Organization, the White House is alleged to have maintained its own liaison to communicate with the group in the form of Donald H. Segretti, he was convicted for his role in orchestrating a campaign of political espionage and sabotage against the Democrats in 1972.
Segretti was quoted by the ACLU as having told SAO that anyone causing trouble at the 1972 Republican convention would be “gotten rid of,” in reference to the so-called “Liddy plan” as described in the Senate Watergate hearings. The plan was named for G. Gordon Liddy, former counsel of the Committee for the Re-election of the President, entailed the kidnapping of protestors and sending them to Mexico. Godfrey, “at the insistence of the FBI,” was never prosecuted for activity connected with SAO. Having been a firefighter before his work with the FBI, by 1975 he was employed by the California State Fire Marshall’s Office. After Godfrey’s public disclosure of SAO’s FBI connections and the Bureau’s withdrawal of support, the Secret Army Organization fell apart. Aginter Press Belgian stay-behind network COINTELPRO Minutemen Operation CHAOS Operation Gladio Organisation Armée Secrète Stay-behind operation Kaye, Jeff. “DHS Says FBI ‘Possibly Funded’ Terrorist Group”. Shadowproof, February 20, 2013. Archived from the original on July 27, 2019.
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Brad Fanshaw is co-star of Speed Channel reality television show, Car Warriors, Season 2, host of Street Rod and Custom Radio by Entertainment Radio Network, an award winning automotive fabricator and CEO/President of Bonneville Worldwide, Inc. and bonspeed'The California Speed & Design' Studio where he has won design awards from both General Motors and Ford. Fanshaw is credited with coining the phrase, rock-n-roll automotive lifestyle and is business partner with former Van Halen bass player, Michael Anthony. Fanshaw was a pioneer in Bicycle Motor Cross Racing and raced at the first BMX track in Nebraska – Yankee Hill BMX under the National Bicycle Association sanction, he raced in the American Bicycle Association Pro Class. He was editor of the ABA Action newspaper, co-editor of Bicycles & Dirt Magazine and a Vice President for the American Bicycle Association. Fanshaw was inducted into the Nebraska BMX Hall of Fame on August 21, 2010. In the early 1980s, Fanshaw became an executive for Vision Streetwear, a skateboard and snowboard company famous for its innovation in design.
Fanshaw’s marketing ability and promotion sense were valuable assets to Vision. While working at Vision, Fanshaw met now business partner Michael Anthony for the first time. From bikes and boards Fanshaw moved to his red hot passion: the California Hot Rod Industry; as a lifelong automotive enthusiast, Fanshaw’s migration to the Hot Rod design industry was intuitive. He was Boyd Coddington's business partner from 1989 to 1996 serving first as Vice President of Coddington Industries and Hot Rod’s by Boyd and becoming President in the 1990s. Fanshaw helped take the company public in 1995. While a partner of Coddington, the firm earned America's Most Beautiful Roadster award four times - one of the most prestigious honors in the business handed out annually at the Grand National Roadster Show. Upon Coddington’s death in 2008, Fanshaw served as the family’s publicist. Fanshaw, struck out on his own in early 1996, along with Michael Anthony, started an automotive design studio; the Fanshaw and Anthony partnership merges the best of automotive and rock n’ roll: “When you look at the entertainment and music industry, they're always on the forefront of innovation and style and what trend is coming up," said.
Fanshaw created. One style has a material used in race cars. All of the Swiss made watches are signed; the company makes sport watches under the bonspeed name. Fanshaw's bonspeed firm designs custom cars, including a special-edition Thunderbird in 2003. Fanshaw joined with Saleen Performance on this project. Fanshaw has built show cars for Ford, including the bonspeed Banshee F-150, General Motors and he designs and makes his own line of wheels in California under the bonspeed name, he won Best New GM Exterior at the 2007 SEMA show for the GMC Sierra. In addition to running his design firm, Fanshaw is the host of the national radio show Street Rod and Custom Radio, a position he has held since 2011. Where he interviews the biggest names in the automotive industry and California car culture, he is co-star of Season 2', as car expert and lead technician. Fanshaw is consulting producer on the television series Car Chasers of CNBC prime. Though Fanshaw is part of the new guard in the auto after market industry, he is appreciative of those who paved the path for his generation.
When asked to give autographs at a Hollywood car show, Fanshaw was in respectful awe of those with whom he shared the table. Looking over his shoulder at Ed "The Camfather" Iskendarian and Tommy Ivo, Fanshaw said, “This is pretty cool.”Shift and Steer Media launched in November 2014 in partnership with Pete Chapouris, Aaron Hagar & Matt D'Andria. Shift and Steer Media describes itself as "New Media for the New Kind of Enthusiast." The podcast, available on iTunes and Stitcher.com, aims to take the listener to the big events, into the pits, next to the cars, into the minds of the racers and owners
If I Was a River is the tenth studio album from American singer-songwriter Willie Nile. The all-piano album was released in November 2014 under River House Records. Nile recorded If I Was a River on the same Steinway grand piano that he played the night John Lennon was killed, December 8, 1980. Nile was in Studio "A" at The Record Plant in New York City making Golden Down and John and Yoko were working on Walking on Thin Ice in Studio C that night. If I Was a River has been positively received and has had favorable reviews. Uncut critic Luke Torn wrote: "Intimate, understated gem from New York City's unofficial poet laureate". Pop Matters writer Steve Horowitz writes "Nile knows we have a river of love within that connects us to others..... He doesn’t intellectualize it. Instead, Nile draws this from us through his music." Peter Gerstenzang, in The Village Voice, wrote "Nile has a strong command of the keys, embellishing his songs with lovely cord voicings, but never overwhelming you with a flurry of flourishes.
One listen and you may find yourself using your sleeve to wipe away the tears." Freshindependence says If I Was a River will take your breath away and move you to a place that will check your ego at the door and take you back to what matters most in this crazy old world." Jeffrey Sisk of Pittsburgh In Tune said. The results are special. I can’t recommend this one enough, folks." Writing in No Depression Harrisonaphotos says "this album ends with two delightful love songs, delivered with gravitas and care way beyond my expectations. "The One You Used to Love" is wonderful and his piano playing is nearly classical. The finale, "Let Me Be the River" brought a tear to my eye the first time I heard it." Carlo Wolff, in the Cleveland Jewish News, describes "If I Was a River" as the type of music that becomes timeless, is oracular poetic and personal, refers to Nile along with Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen as bards and masters of melody and meaning. James Mann affirms in the December 2014 "Ink19" that If I Was a River "glistens with a quiet power and grace.
Masterful" In The Alternate Root Danny writes: "The album does out Willie Nile though, showing the man behind the curtain has tenderness in his pen as he scribes ten tales of introspection and self-assessment." Han van Bree of Soundz Magazine declares "If I Was A River is a timeless album that sounds familiar right from the opening track". Associated Press: "A top-notch album” MusiciansWillie Nile – piano, vocals Steuart Smith – acoustic and electric guitars, baritone guitar, bass, pump organ, Hammond organ, backing vocals David Mansfield – mandolin, acoustic guitar, viola Frankie Lee – backing vocalsProduction and additional personnelExecutive Producers: Kevin Collins, Gary Lippman, Jeffrey Schneider Produced by Stewart Lerman and Willie Nile Engineered by Sean Kelly Additional Engineering - David Mansfield Mixing by Stewart Lerman Recorded at Hobo Sound, Weehawken, NJ Mastering by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, NYC Art direction by Deborah Maniaci Photography Cristina Arrigoni Publicity – Cary Baker – conqueroo.com Booking - Adam Bayer at Fleming Artists
Geronimo Park was a baseball park in Apache Junction, Arizona, in use from 1962 until 1963. It lay vacant from 1963, its location is occupied by a lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose. With a view of Superstition Mountains, it was the first spring training ball park of the Houston Colt.45s. Geronimo Park was constructed on a 12-acre plot of desert land near Superstition Freeway in Apache Junction. Despite there being little in unincorporated Apache Junction, the Superstition Ho Hotel was opened in September 1960 in an effort to capitalize on the nearby Apacheland Studio movie ranch. Developer William W. Creighton, with financial backing from owners of the hotel, made promotional guarantees to team ownership which resulted in an agreement for the Houston team to make Apache Junction their home for spring training. Upon first arriving at the ball park, players complained of being unable to properly track baseballs, as the flat desert environment lacked landmarks to see the dimensions of the horizon.
It was reported that pitcher Turk Farrell hiked from the Superstition Ho Hotel to Geronimo Park, carried a.22 caliber pistol as he trekked across a vacant field of cactus and sagebrush, shooting snakes and beer cans as he made his way