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Just Fontaine

Just Louis Fontaine is a French retired professional footballer. A prolific forward, he is best known for scoring the most goals in a single edition of the FIFA World Cup, with 13 in six matches in 1958. In 2004, Pelé named him one of the 125 Greatest Living Footballers at a FIFA Awards Ceremony. Born in Marrakech to a French father and a Spanish mother, Fontaine moved to Casablanca, where he attended the Lycée Lyautey. Fontaine began his amateur career at USM Casablanca, where he played from 1950 to 1953. Nice recruited him in 1953, he went on to score 44 goals in three seasons for the club. In 1956, he moved to Stade de Reims. Fontaine scored 121 goals in six seasons at the Stade de Reims. In total, Fontaine scored 165 goals in 200 matches in the Ligue 1, twice won the championship, he took part in the team that got to the 1958–59 European Cup final against Real Madrid, being that season's top scorer with 10 goals. Wearing the blue shirt of France, Fontaine has an more impressive record. On his debut on 17 December 1953, Fontaine scored a hat trick as France defeated Luxembourg 8–0.

In seven years, he scored. However, he will best be remembered for his 1958 FIFA World Cup performance, where he scored 13 goals in just six matches — a feat that included putting four past defending champions West Germany, it was the highest number of goals scored by one player at a single World Cup tournament – a record that stands today. This tally secured him the Golden Boot; as of 2018, he remains fourth-top scorer in FIFA World Cup history, with each of the three ahead of him - Gerd Müller and Miroslav Klose - having played in at least two tournaments. Fontaine played his last match in July 1962, being forced to retire early because of a recurring injury, he managed the French national team in 1967, but was replaced after only two games, both friendlies that ended in defeats. As coach of Morocco, he led the Atlas Lions to 3rd in the 1980 African Cup of Nations, overseeing the emergence of such players as Badou Zaki, Mohammed Timoumi and Aziz Bouderbala. Morocco were beaten by Cameroon, he was named by Pelé as one of the 125 greatest living footballers in March 2004.

He was chosen as the best French player of the last 50 years by the French Football Federation in the UEFA Jubilee Awards in November 2003. With Eugène N'Jo Léa he founded the National Union of Professional Football Players in 1961, he criticized the performance of the French team in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa on the lackluster playing by the forwards. France were eliminated after group stage, with a draw against Uruguay and losses to Mexico and South Africa. Source: "Just Fontaine – Goals in International Matches". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 28 April 2011. France score listed first, score column indicates score after each Fontaine goal. Stade de ReimsFrench Division 1: 1957–58, 1959–60, 1961–62 Coupe de France: 1957–58 Challenge des champions: 1958, 1960 European Cup: runner-up 1958–59 Golden Foot: 2003, as a football legend UEFA.com – France's Golden Player Profile on French federation official site Just Fontaine at L'Équipe Football

John Diamond (journalist)

John Diamond, was an English journalist and broadcaster. He was married to food writer and TV cook Nigella Lawson from 1992 until his death from cancer in 2001. Diamond was the son of a biochemist and a fashion designer, had a secular Jewish upbringing, he grew up in Upper Clapton and Woodford Green, he attended the City of London School and trained as an English teacher at Trent Park College of Education, now part of Middlesex University. He taught at an all-girls school Dalston Mount Comprehensive, before switching to journalism. Diamond wrote a regular column for the Saturday edition of The Times from 1992 onwards called "Something for the Weekend", worked as a presenter on BBC radio and television, he met his second wife journalist Nigella Lawson, when they were both writing for The Sunday Times. They had two children. In 1997, Diamond was diagnosed with throat cancer, he wrote about his experiences with cancer in his newspaper column, for which he won a What The Papers Say award. In 1999 he was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for his book C: Because Cowards Get Cancer Too....

A BBC documentary was filmed for Inside Story which followed him through various treatments, showed his frustration with his speech difficulties following throat, tongue, surgery. C: Because Cowards Get Cancer Too... was adapted into a play by Victoria Coren called A Lump In My Throat, itself adapted for television. Diamond's second book, Snake Oil and Other Preoccupations, was edited by his brother-in-law Dominic Lawson, editor of The Sunday Telegraph, published posthumously, it contained the six chapters of his "uncomplimentary look at the world of complementary medicine" which he had completed before his death, some of his columns from The Times and the Jewish Chronicle. Diamond was the recipient of the HealthWatch Award for 2000. Bandolier reviewed and recommended Diamond's book C: Because Cowards Get Cancer Too... Diamond died of throat cancer in Westminster, aged 47. On 3 September 2002 Nigella Lawson opened the John Diamond Voice Laboratory at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, where he had been treated.

John Diamond, C: Because Cowards Get Cancer Too... Vermilion, 1999 John Diamond, Richard Dawkins, Dominic Lawson, Snake Oil and Other Preoccupations, Vintage, 2001; the Diamond geezer by Victoria Coren in The Observer John Diamond in his own words from BBC News online John Diamond – Oral Cancer Foundation

Fajã de São João

The Fajã de São João is a permanent debris field, built from the collapsing cliffs on the northern coast of the civil parish of Santo Antão, in the municipality of Calheta, island of São Jorge, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. Owing to the abundant sources of water, resulting from large waterfalls, the extraordinary microclimate, the fajã was permanently inhabited from 1550 to 1560; the micro-climate permitted the cultivation of vineyards and fruits, such as figs, oranges, apples and pineapples, including limited production of coffee beans. The small hermitage was constructed around 1550, to satisfy the vows of Father Diogo de Matos da Silveira, who wanted to a religious temple for the small community. In 1625, Barbary coast pirates attacked this part of the coast, resulting in their capture of several of the early inhabitants, who were sent as captives to North Africa; as a result of this incident, a small fort was constructed near the port, but this did not limit future incursions.

In 1686, pirates from Salé disembarked, without a shot being fired from the fort. These privateers preceded to demolish the fort and sacked the homes and hermitage, destroying an image of St. John that existed at the site. During the famed Mandado de Deus earthquake, much of the resident population was lost under landslides. Reconstructed, it was hit again during the 1 January 1980 earthquake resulting in further destruction to the small population; the fajã was used by several rich families as their summer residences. Many of these families, such as the Noronhas, were owners of great properties, produced wine and sealed them in barrels, which were transported to Terceira; the Noronhas produced their wines and sent those barrels to their manorhouse in Villa Maria residence of José Pimentel Homem de Noronha, where they bottled and commercially sold their products. Today, the fajã is an important producer of Jaquê wine, in addition to spirits, such as loquat and fig aguardiente. Although an insignificant contributor to the local economy, coffee beans were cultivated in the fajã intermittently.

Fajã of São João is situated on the southern coast of São Jorge, along a strip of land in the shadow of the Topo Volcanic Complex. Although there are seven permanent residents, during the months of August and September, there is an influx of former-residents, in addition to visiting emigrants and tourists, who swell the population of the fajã, it is recognized for its local café and the quality of its handicrafts, including blankets and quilts. The local hermitage, dedicated to the local patron saint was constructed in 1550, although its frontispiece suggests a date of 1762; the central spire was only added in 1895, but this iconic facade has made it one of the most photographed religious buildings on the island. As part of its cultural tradition, two major feasts occur annually: the feast of St. John and the feast dedicated to Nossa Senhora da Guia. List of fajãs in the Azores

Naokuni Nomura

Naokuni Nomura was an admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy, served as Navy Minister in the 1940s. Nomura was born in Kagoshima prefecture, he graduated from the 35th class of the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy on 20 November 1907, ranked 43rd out of 172 cadets. He served his midshipman tour on the cruisers Kashima. After commissioning to ensign on 25 December 1908, he was assigned to the destroyers Yayoi and Kamikaze. After completing naval artillery and basic torpedo training, he was assigned to the battleship Aki, was promoted to sub-lieutenant on 1 December 1910. Nomura subsequently served on a large number of vessels in the early Japanese navy, including the gunboat Tatsuta, cruiser Chiyoda, the gunboat Manshu and cruiser Aso. Promoted to lieutenant on 1 December 1913, he was assigned to the destroyer Yayoi, followed by the destroyers Kashiwa, his first command, the destroyer Shirakumo. Nomura was promoted to lieutenant commander on 1 December 1919, he graduated from the Naval Staff College with honors in 1920.

He subsequently served in a number of staff positions, including that of naval attaché to Germany from August 1922 to September 1924. After his return to Japan, he was promoted to commander on 1 December 1924. In April 1927, Nomura was part of the Japanese delegation to the Geneva Naval Conference, he became a captain on 10 December 1928, assumed command of the submarine tender Chōgei in December 1928. Nomura visited Germany again during most of 1929, was part of the Japanese delegation to the London Naval Treaty talks. After his return to Japan, he assumed command of the cruiser Haguro, followed by the aircraft carrier Kaga from February 1932-October 1933. In 1934, he was Commandant of the Submarine School. Nomura was promoted to rear admiral on 15 November 1934; as rear admiral, he served in numerous staff positions within the Imperial Japanese Navy General Staff, including head of Naval Intelligence in 1937. He was promoted to vice admiral on 15 November 1938, he served as commander in chief of the IJN 3rd Fleet from November 1939-September 1940.

Nomura was sent as naval liaison to Europe as part of Japan's participation in the Tripartite Pact from November 1940 to August 1943, was stationed as naval attaché in Berlin. During his time in Germany, he was active in attempting to procure the latest in military technology for Japan with regards to developments pertaining to submarines and aircraft, he returned to Japan on the U-boat U-511, presented to Japan by Adolf Hitler and commissioned into the Imperial Japanese Navy as the RO-500. After his return to Japan, Nomura was commander in chief of the Kure Naval District. On 1 March 1944, he was promoted to admiral, he served as Naval Minister in the cabinet of Prime Minister Hideki Tōjō for only five days, from 17–22 July 1944. In the final stages of the Pacific War, he served as commander in chief of the Yokosuka Naval District and of the Maritime Escort Fleet, he entered the reserves on 15 October 1945 and died at the age of 88 in 1973. Nomura was the center of a controversy in 1971, when he headed a group of Japanese war veterans in an attempt to recover the destroyer Yukikaze after it had been sold for scrap by the Republic of China Navy.

He only managed to recover the steering wheel. Billings, Richard N.. Battleground Atlantic: How the Sinking of a Single Japanese Submarine Assuredthe Outcome of World War II. NAL. ISBN 0-451-21766-7. Boyd, Carl. Hitler's Japanese Confidant: General Oshima Hiroshi and Magic Intelligence, 1941–1945. University Press of Kansas. ISBN 0-7006-1189-4. Toland, John; the Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936–1945. Modern Library. ISBN 0-8129-6858-1. Zacharias, Ellis M.. Secret Missions: The Story of an Intelligence Officer. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-59114-999-1. Bio Entry on Naval History.com Combined Fleet.com on RO-500 "World Battlefronts: Admirals' Week" Time magazine, July 24, 1944

Donald Carr

Donald Bryce Carr OBE was an English cricketer who played for Derbyshire from 1946 to 1967, for Oxford University from 1948 to 1951, twice for England in 1951/52. He captained Derbyshire between 1955 and 1962, scored over 10,000 runs for the county, his cricket administration roles included twelve years as assistant secretary to the Marylebone Cricket Club, taking over as secretary of the fledgling Test and County Cricket Board in 1976. In his ten years in that role, cricket writer, Colin Bateman noted that Carr "mixed diplomacy with a sense of justice as first the Packer Affair, the first rebel tour to South Africa, threatened to split the world game". Carr was the son of John Carr, an officer of the Royal Berkshire Regiment, serving with the British Army of the Rhine in Germany, he went to Forres Boarding School in Swanage and to Repton School, where his father had taken the post of bursar. An above average boy cricketer, he developed into one of the best young all-rounders under the coaching of Lionel Blaxland and Garnet Lee.

In 1944 his last year at Repton, he captained The Rest against the Lord's Schools and the Public Schools' side against a Lord's XI. Carr joined the Army on 1 January 1945, was sent to Northern Ireland, where he had little scope to play serious cricket. In the summer he went to Wrotham for a training course and was chosen, on the withdrawal of George Pope, for England in the third Victory Test match against Australia at Lord's, he went to the Royal Military College and gained a Commission in the Royal Berkshire Regiment in February 1946. In the 1946 season he first played for Derbyshire in the County Championship, he made his debut against Kent, when he scored a duck in his only innings in a drawn match, but took two wickets. He played for Combined Services. Carr did not play first-class cricket in 1947, as he was serving in Burma, but left the army in April 1948 and went to Worcester College, Oxford, he played in the County Championship for Derbyshire in the 1948 season and, in 1949, made the Oxford University team.

He finished off the season playing for Derbyshire in the 1949 season when he scored 1,210 runs and hit three centuries, with his career top score 170 for Oxford University against Leicestershire. In 1950, he captained Oxford, took six for 39 against Lancashire. In his final year at Oxford his 34 and 50 helped defeat Cambridge by 21 runs in the Varsity match, he headed the Derbyshire Championship averages in the 1951 season. After university, Carr went to work for a Midlands brewery, but before starting he was given permission to tour as vice-captain to Nigel Howard in the Marylebone Cricket Club team in India and Ceylon, he played in two Test matches against India in 1951–52. In the first, at Delhi, England were in a desperate situation until he and Allan Watkins stayed together for just over five hours and added 158 to save the game, he was captain in Howard's absence in the second of those Tests, the first time England lost to India, leaving the series drawn at 1–1. In his Test career he played four innings in two matches at an average of 33.75, a highest score of 76.

He took two Test wickets for the loss of 140 runs. He captained an MCC "A" side in Pakistan in 1955-56, he had been in the same Oxford side in 1949 as Abdul Hafeez Kardar. He upset Kardar by joking that his nickname at Oxford, "the Mystic of the East", had been mistranslated as "the Mistake of the East". During the third unofficial Test at Peshawar and two other England players carried out a prank on the umpire Idris Baig, who had given several decisions that the England side regarded as poor, soaking him with water. Baig took this good-naturedly. MCC offered to cancel the tour and subsequently held Carr responsible for the incident, something that he had accepted. Carr scored 2,292 runs at an average of more than 44 runs an innings in the 1959 season, was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1960. Carr played 745 innings on 446 first-class matches, with an average of 28.61 and a top score of 170. He took 328 first-class wickets at an average of 34.74, a best performance of 7 for 53. Carr represented Oxford University at football, played in the FA Amateur Cup final twice for the winning Pegasus side in 1951 and 1953.

Carr became an ICC match referee. After his retirement, he became assistant secretary of the MCC from 1963 to 1976, secretary to the Cricket Council and the Test and County Cricket Board – both forerunners of the England and Wales Cricket Board – for ten years after that, he managed several MCC tours in the 1960s and 1970s. Carr's son John played for Middlesex. List of Test cricketers born in non-Test playing nations Donald Carr at ESPNcricinfo Donald Carr, cricketer – obituary from The Daily Telegraph

Arkansas Highway 155

Arkansas Highway 155 is a designation for four state highways in Arkansas. The shortest segment of 7.10 miles runs from Mount Nebo State Park to AR 22 in Dardanelle. A second segment in Yell County of 7.56 miles connects Highway 7 and Highway 154. A third segment runs 11.16 miles from AR 10 near Casa to Petit Jean State Park. The fourth segment is a 2.68-mile spur from Highway 60 south to an area near Deberrie. The route begins deep in Mount Nebo State Park surrounded by dense forest near the Mt. Nebo State Park Pavilion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Highway 155 winds out of the forest on a series of hairpin curves to point due east toward Dardanelle; the route terminates. The route begins at Arkansas Highway 7 and runs east and south through Old Neely to Arkansas Highway 154 in a right-angle manner; the route does not concur with any other state highways. The route serves as giving Old Neely access to the state highway system; the route begins at Arkansas Highway 10 just east of Casa and runs north to serve as a terminus for Highway 247 and Highway 324.

AR 155 continues to wind through forests before terminating at Highway 154 in Petit Jean State Park near the historic Seven Hollows Site. Arkansas Highway 155 is a brief spur route that begins at Arkansas Highway 60; the route runs due south to terminate near Deberrie, an unincorporated community. List of state highways in Arkansas Media related to Arkansas Highway 155 at Wikimedia Commons