List of counties in Oklahoma

There are 77 counties in the U. S. state of Oklahoma. Oklahoma is ranked 20th in size and 17th in the number of counties, between Mississippi with 82 counties and Arkansas with 75 counties. Oklahoma had seven counties when it was first organized as the Oklahoma Territory; these counties were designated numerically, first through seventh. New counties added; the first seven counties were renamed. The Oklahoma Constitutional Convention named all of the counties that were formed when Oklahoma entered statehood in 1907. Only two counties have been formed since then. Upon statehood, all Oklahoma counties allowed civil townships within their counties. A few years after statehood, a constitutional amendment allowed them to be abolished on a county by county basis, by the mid-1930s, all Oklahoma counties had voted to do so. According to the Oklahoma Constitution, a county can be disorganized if the sum of all taxable property is less than two and a half million dollars. If so a petition must be signed by one-fourth of the population and a vote would occur.

If a majority vote for dissolution of the county, the county will be combined with an adjacent county with the lowest valuation of taxable property. The Federal Information Processing Standard code, used by the United States government to uniquely identify counties, is provided with each entry; the FIPS code for each county links to census data for that county. The Area in these tables is land area, does not include water area. Oklahoma's postal abbreviation is OK and its FIPS state code is 40. Oklahoma County Lists of U. S. county name etymologies

Pune Strykers

Pune Strykers is an Indian professional hockey team based in Pune, Maharashtra that plays in the World Series Hockey. Canadian Ken Pereira is the captain of the team and is coached by Gundeep Singh; the team is owned by Sai Grace Events Private Limited. PCMC Hockey Stadium in Pune is the home ground of Pune Strykers. Pune Strykers ended up as the runner-up of the inaugural edition of World Series Hockey, they lost to Sher-e-Punjab by 5 goals to 2 in the final. Team's penalty corner expert Gurpreet Singh is the top-scorer for the team with 12 goals. Pune Strykers suffered a major set back when they lost their captain and ace drag-flicker Diwakar Ram to a wrist injury just before the commencement of the tournament. Pune Strykers started their campaign with a victory over Mumbai Marines in a see-saw battle at Mahindra Hockey Stadium in Mumbai by 7–5, they drew next three matches. Their undefeated run came to an end when they lost to Chandigarh Comets 3–1, they only won two of their next six matches.

With knocked out of the tournament they defeated table-toppers Sher-e-Punjab and Bhopal Badshahs in their final two matches. A defeat to Chennai Cheetahs by Mumbai Marines gave them their semi-final berth. Finishing number fourth on the table, they faced the first positioned team in the league phase, Chandigarh Comets, in the second semi-final. Down by 4–1, they struck thrice in the final 10 minutes to extend the match into the penalty shoot-out which they won by 3–2 and entered the final to face Sher-e-Punjab, they hence ended up at number 2 position. Pune Strykers staged some of the brilliant comebacks in WSH 2012 due to the likes of Mario Almada and were referred to as Masters of Comeback, the first of which came against Mumbai Marines in their opening match in which they won by 7–5 despite of trailing by 5–3, they managed to draw with Sher-e-Punjab from 3–1. In a must win situation, they lagged behind Bhopal Badshahs by 4 goals to 1 but ended up winning by 5–4, but the greatest of all comebacks came in the semi-final against the Comets where Strykers trailed 4-1 for the majority of the regulation time and 0-2 in the penalty-shootout but made a dramatic comeback, winning 3–2 in penalty shoot-outs after finishing 4–4 after the 70 minutes.

Sai Grace Sports and Events Private Limited is the owner of the Pune franchise. The director of SGSEPL, Manoj Choudhary is the promoter of Jewel Products, one of India’s leading corporate gifting and innovation companies. Pune Strykers anthem is sung by Shankar Mahadevan; the lyrics are written by Mahesh Sutar and the music is composed by Nishat Chandra. The Universal Music Group is the music partner of the team; the team is partnered by Café Coffee Day for on-ground hospitality. Radio City is their official Radio partner. Owners - Manoj Choudhary CEO - Jagdeep Nanjappa Manager - Mervyn Fernandis Trainer - Simon Pachal Video Analyst - Major. K. R. Singh Physio - Meetu Mangalvedkar Coach - Gundeep Singh Assistant Coach - Rahul Singh The team is led by Canadian Ken Pereira and coached by Gundeep Singh. 4 Player scored 4 goals World Series Hockey

Mark Mizruchi

Mark Sheldon Mizruchi is the Robert Cooley Angell Collegiate Professor of Sociology and Barger Family Professor of Organizational Studies at the University of Michigan. He holds an appointment as Professor of Management and Organizations at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, his research has focused on the political activity of the U. S. corporate elite over the 20th and 21st centuries. He was influential in the development of social network analysis, has published research in the fields of organizational theory, economic sociology, political sociology. Mizruchi received his A. B. from Washington University in St. Louis in 1975 and his M. A. and PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1980, both in sociology. From 1980 to 1987 he was a statistical consultant in the computing center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, becoming an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. In 1987 he moved to Columbia University, first as Assistant and as Associate Professor of Sociology.

In 1991 he moved to the University of Michigan as Professor of Sociology, with a courtesy appointment as Professor of Business Administration. He was named Barger Family Professor in 2012 and Robert Cooley Angell Collegiate Professor of Sociology in 2014. Mizruchi's work has centered on, the changing ownership and control of the largest U. S. corporations, second, corporate political action. His key theoretical work has been explaining the sources of unity and conflict among U. S. big business. When do firms, modeled as independent agents in most social scientific analysis, collaborate to achieve common goals? This line of research addresses a long-standing question about the nature of the corporation: who controls the corporation when ownership is dispersed among shareholders? Can managers act in their own interest, what forces prevent them from doing so? To address these questions, Mizruchi has empirically focused on relationships between firms arising from corporate board relationships. Many corporate board members serve on more than one corporate board, creating Interlocking directorates that allow for the diffusion of ideas.

Not all interlocks, are created equal. He shows that through the twentieth century, representatives from financial institutions played a central role in the interlock network. Through these network ties, banks were able to monitor firms' behavior, with significant financial consequences. However, his work demonstrated recent declines in the centrality of banks; this thesis is expanded in his latest book, which highlights the growing fracturing of the U. S. corporate elite over the past forty years, suggests broad consequences for the governance of the U. S. economy. The Fracturing of the American Corporate Elite, Cambridge: Harvard University Press.. The Structure of Corporate Political Action: Interfirm Relations and their Consequences, Cambridge: Harvard University Press.. The American Corporate Network, 1904–1974, Beverly Hills: Sage Publications.. with Michael Schwartz, Intercorporate Relations: The Structural Analysis of Business, New York: Cambridge University Press.. Volume 1 of the series Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences, edited by Mark Granovetter.

Charles Horton Cooley Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Sociology, presented by the Michigan Sociological Association, 2016 Senior Fellow, Michigan Society of Fellows, nominated May 2016 for a four-year term Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award from the Political Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association, 2014, for The Fracturing of the American Corporate Elite George R. Terry Book Award from the Academy of Management, 2014, for The Fracturing of the American Corporate Elite John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 2011–2012 National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1988–93 Invited Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 1989 Berle and Means Revisited: The Governance and Power of Large U. S. Corporations and Society, 2004, 33:579–617. With Gerald F. Davis, The Money Center Cannot Hold: Commercial Banks in the U. S. System of Corporate Governance. With Lisa C. Fein, The Social Construction of Organizational Knowledge: A Study of the Uses of Coercive and Normative Isomorphism, Administrative Science Quarterly, 1999, 44:653–683.

What Do Interlocks Do? An Analysis and Assessment of Research on Interlocking Directorates, Annual Review of Sociology, 1996, 22:271–298. With Linda Brewster Stearns, Board Composition and Corporate Financing: The Impact of Financial Institution Representation on Borrowing, Academy of Management Journal, 1993, 36:603–618. With Linda Brewster Stearns, A Longitudinal Study of the Formation of Interlocking Directorates, Administrative Science Quarterly, 1988, 33:194–210. Who Controls Whom?: An Examination of the Relation Between Management and Boards of Directors in Large American Corporations, Academy of Management Review, 1983, 8:426–435. Michigan Sociology Department Prof. Mizruchi’s faculty homepage Prof. Mizruchi's faculty homepage at the Ross School of Business Prof. Mizruchi's personal webpage