The following is a list of presidents of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the world association football governing body. Presidents Daniel Burley Woolfall, Rodolphe Seeldrayers and Arthur Drewry died during their term in office; the current president is Swiss-Italian Gianni Infantino, elected on 26 February 2016 during an extraordinary session of the FIFA Congress. Prior to his election, Cameroonian Issa Hayatou was acting president after the impeachment of Sepp Blatter on 8 October 2015, followed by a six-year ban from all football-related activities on 21 December 2015. Notes List of association football competitions List of presidents of AFC List of presidents of CAF List of presidents of CONCACAF List of presidents of CONMEBOL List of presidents of OFC List of presidents of UEFA
Sevastopol Marine Trade Port is a port in Sevastopol. It is located at the Bay of Sevastopol, at smaller bays around the Heracles peninsula; the port infrastructure is integrated with the city of Sevastopol and naval bases of the Russian Navy and the Black Sea Fleet. The port belonged to the national government of Ukraine, while portions of it are controlled by the private sector.. The port came under Russian control when Eastern Ukraine, under Russian military occupation, joined Russia after a criticized referendum on March 16, 2014, known as the 2014 Crimean status referendum, soon followed by the annexation of Crimea by the Russian FederationMain specializations of the port are: Handling of goods. A settlement was formed at the Sevastopol port in June 1783 as a base for a naval squadron under the name Akhtiar, by Rear Admiral Thomas MacKenzie, a native Scot in Russian service. Five years earlier, Alexander Suvorov ordered that earthworks be erected along the harbor and Russian troops be placed there.
In February 1784, Catherine the Great ordered Grigory Potemkin to build a fortress there and call it Sevastopol. The realization of the initial building plans fell to Captain Fyodor Ushakov who in 1788 was named commander of the port and of the Black Sea squadron, it became an important naval base and a commercial seaport. In 1797, under an edict issued by Emperor Paul I, the military stronghold was again renamed to Akhtiar. On April 29, 1826, the Russian Senate returned the city's name to Sevastopol. During World War II, the port of Sevastopol withstood intensive bombardment by the Germans in 1941–42, supported by their Italian and Romanian allies during the Battle of Sevastopol; the port was leased to Russia on a long-term lease after the devolution of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. In early March 2014, during the Russian military intervention in Ukraine, Russian sailors scuttled several naval vessels to act as blockships at the entrance to Donuzlav Bay and the port of Sevastapol, in an attempt to prevent Ukrainian navy ships berthed in the port from gaining access to the Black Sea.
Ships sunk included the hull of the naval cruiser Ochakov and a diving support vessel of BM-416-class. The territory of the port was defined by the declaration of Cabinet of Ukraine on October 25, 2002 "About aquatorium of the Sevastopol Marine Trade Port"; the territory defined was limited by lines that outstretch from extreme points of the Sevastopol city administration border at the Black Sea coast perpendicularly to the coastline and allotted water area, except: Kamysheva Bay that belongs to responsibility of the Sevastopol Marine Fish Port territory leased by the Russian Federation for the Black Sea FleetYuzhnaya Bay territory, a responsibility zone of the Ministry of Defense of UkrainePishchana Bay Striletska Bay Bay of Abramov Balaklava Bay territory of Balaclava Bay, under the responsibility of the State Border Service of Ukraine Passenger terminal is located at the pier #143. Along with terminal there is a building of customs. There is a cargo district located at the eastern end of the Bay of Sevastopol near the city of Inkerman and mouth of the Chorna River.
It consists of two transloading complexes PK-1 and PK-2. There was an intention to build a ferry terminal at the pier #50. Transloading complex #1 has capabilities to handle transferring cargo from water transport onto ground transport such as automotive and rail; the complex is specialized in handling scrap metal in bulk, coal export. Transloading complex #2 has an area of 47,883 m2, it is based around the pier # 56 that has depth of 8.25 m. There is another cargo handling piers. Among them is Portinvest Holding that belongs to the Ukrainian company System Capital Management, its cargo handling area is served by a stevedore company Avlita. There is a smaller port located in a remote Balaklava Bay. South Sevastopol is a ship maintenance facility; the factory has a freight handling complex, ship maintenance shop, own design bureau, builds yachts. It rents out various vessels such as floating cranes, others. Ships and fleets based in the Port of Sevastopol; the list does not include former fleets among which are fleets of Atlantika State Fishing Company and others.
Fleet of the Yalta Marine Trade Port is assigned to the Port of Sevastopol. 16 passenger motorboats Project 1438, type Molodezhny Project 227, 245, type Almaz - Magnolia Project 485M3, type Raduga 2 ferries Project 727 tanker 2 tugboats Project 1496, type MB Project 498, type Gorokhovets bilge water collector 2 oil spill collector Project 25505, type NMS Project 2550/4, type NMS oil collector pilot special assignment ship floating workshop motorboat for travels special assignment ship fishing boat The Port of Sevastopol is considered a key hold for maritime routes between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara, therefore, the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The port is one of the few warm deepwater ports available to Russia in the Black Sea, which it used to lease from Ukrain
The Thundersport 500 is a three-make motorcycle racing series organised by the UK Club Thundersport Ltd. Until 2009, the series was called the Honda CB500 Cup, before the rules were changed to allow the use of Kawasaki ER-5 and Suzuki GS500 motorcycles. Limited modifications are allowed and many are for safety reasons only. Sébastien Charpentier dominated the inaugural French CB500 Cup in 1996; the UK series began a year and was won by James Toseland, whose reward was a contract with the Castrol Honda European Supersport team. Honda France took Charpentier to the European Supersport championship in 1998. In 1998 the UK series saw the emergence of James Ellison, who went on to win two European Superstock 600 Championship titles, a British Superbike Privateer title and World Endurance title, before moving to MotoGP. Dropped as a British Superbike support class for 2000, the CB500 Cup was picked up by the New Era Motorcycle Club, who ran the class for a further 9 years until the club's closure at the end of 2008.
The French series still runs to this day. James Toseland - two time World Superbike Champion and MotoGP rider Sébastien Charpentier - FIM Endurance World Championship Champion James Ellison - MotoGP/BSB/American Motorcyclist Association rider, FIM Endurance World Champion Richard Cooper - British Superstock Champion Jon Kirkham - British Superstock Champion Official website
Mars is a borough in Butler County, United States. The population was 1,699 at the 2010 census. Mars is located in southern Butler County at 40°41′48″N 80°0′44″W, about halfway between the cities of Pittsburgh and Butler; the small community is nestled in a small valley along Breakneck Creek. Pennsylvania Route 228 bypasses the borough to the south, leading east 4 miles to Pennsylvania Route 8 and west 5 miles to Interstates 79 and 76 in Cranberry Township; the Mars-Evans City Road leads out of town to the north. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough of Mars has a total area of 0.5 square miles, all land. Mars is home to the popular roadside attraction the Mars "Spaceship" or "Flying Saucer", it is home to the Mars Station, one of the last railroad depots still standing from the now defunct Pittsburgh and Western Railroad. In 1873, Samuel Parks constructed a water-powered gristmill along Breakneck Creek. Parks decided to have a post office placed in his home, so he received help from his friend Samuel Marshall to help establish it.
The name of the post office became Overbrook. In 1877, the Pittsburgh, New Castle and Lake Erie Railroad was constructed through Overbrook, had a station built there. In 1882, the name of the community was changed to Mars since the railroad had a stop with the name "Overbrook". No one is sure; some say it was Park's wife who enjoyed astronomy, while others believe it was shortened after Samuel Marshall's name. On March 6, 1895, Mars was incorporated as a borough. In 1904, the Pittsburgh and Butler Street Railway gained permission from Mars to construct its right-of-way through the borough; the line become part of the Pittsburgh, Harmony and New Castle Railway in 1917, being renamed Pittsburgh and Butler Railway. The line closed in 1931; the USS Mars was named after the borough. The ship became part of the United States Pacific Fleet in 1963, was decommissioned in 1998, it was sunk in 2006 as a target vessel. The bell of the USS Mars was donated to the borough and has become a permanent memorial in the downtown park.
Mars National Bank, founded in 1900, has its headquarters located in the borough, with seven branches located in Butler and Allegheny counties. The Mars Area School District serves the boroughs of Mars and Valencia, as well as Adams Township and Middlesex Township in Butler County; the Mars Fightin' Planets are one of the many teams located in the north Pittsburgh area. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,746 people, 687 households, 395 families residing in the borough; the population density was 3,906.5 people per square mile. There were 715 housing units at an average density of 1,599.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the borough was 98.68% White, 0.46% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population. There were 687 households, out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 42.4% were non-families.
38.3% of all households were made up of individuals, 24.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.89. In the borough the population was spread out, with 18.6% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, 33.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 70.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 64.2 males. The median income for a household in the borough was $33,073, the median income for a family was $46,136. Males had a median income of $34,083 versus $26,080 for females; the per capita income for the borough was $17,701. About 7.8% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.8% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over. Because of its unique name, proximity to Pittsburgh, Mars has on occasion received national media attention. In 2011, a representative from The Walt Disney Company invited students from Mars Elementary School to attend the Pittsburgh premiere of Mars Needs Moms, after reading a featured article on the town by msnbc.com.
Mars was the only school nationwide invited to the film's premiere. The borough has been a location for films and television commercials; the 1988 comedy-drama film The Prince of Pennsylvania and the 1996 comedy film Kingpin were filmed throughout the borough. In 2000, a Kraft salad dressing commercial was filmed in downtown. Canadian musician John Southworth named his first album Mars, Pennsylvania after the town, which he had passed through many years earlier on a school trip. Mars was the inspiration for the fictional town of Athena, the setting for the 2015 fictional trilogy, Benjamin's Field, by local author J. J. Knights. Mars has several Christian denominations located within and just outside the community. One of the largest churches was Saint Kilian Parish. Founded in 1917, the parish was located in downtown Mars, but by the early 2000s, membership had swelled so much that a new facility was constructed just outside the neighboring Seven Fields borough along PA 228 in 2008. There is a large presence of Presbyterians in the borough.
The Mars United Presbyterian was founded in 1969 with the merging of two older churches, one under the United Presbyterian Church of North America, the other under the Presbyterian Church. There is a Lutheran and Methodist church located within the borough; the Woodlan
The Church of St Thomas is the parish church of the village of Redwick, to the south east of the city of Newport, South Wales, Great Britain. A medieval church, Perpendicular in style, with elements dating from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries with twelfth century origins, it was listed Grade I on 3 January 1963; the church has an "unusual plan", with a central tower standing between the nave. In common with many churches on The Gwent Levels, the church suffered during the Great Flood of 1606/7 and a mark on the wall of the porch records the height reached by the water during the flood. Extensive restoration was carried out by James Norton in 1874-5. Newman, John; the Buildings of Wales: Gwent/Monmouthshire. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-09630-9
The Great Peacemaker, sometimes referred to as Deganawida or Dekanawida was by tradition, along with Jigonhsasee and Hiawatha, the founder of the Haudenosaunee called the Iroquois Confederacy. This is a political and cultural union of five Iroquoian-speaking Native American tribes residing in the present-day state of New York, northern Pennsylvania, the eastern portion of the province of Ontario, Canada; the Great Peacemaker's name means "Two River Currents Flowing Together". Some of the numerous legends about the Great Peacemaker have conflicting information, it is reported that he was born a Huron, by some accounts, his mother was a virgin, making the birth miraculous. Others say he was born an Onondaga and adopted by the Mohawk. By all accounts, the Great Peacemaker was a prophet who counseled peace among the warring tribes, he called for an end to ritual cannibalism. According to some legends, his first ally was Jigonhsasee, she lent her home for the meeting of the leaders of the rival tribal nations.
The Great Peacemaker's follower Hiawatha, an Onondaga renowned for his oratory, helped him achieve his vision of bringing the tribes together in peace. According to the archaeologist Dean Snow, the Great Peacemaker converted Hiawatha in the territory of the Onondaga. Other traditional accounts hold that the Great Peacemaker consulted with Jigonhsasee about which tribal leaders to approach and she facilitated that meeting to create the confederacy. According to some legends the Mohawk rejected the message of the Great Peacemaker, so he decided to perform a feat to demonstrate his purity and spiritual power. After climbing a tree high above Kahon:ios, the Great Peacemaker told the Mohawk warriors to chop the tree down. Many onlookers watched as the Great Peacemaker disappeared into the swirling rapids of the Mohawk River, they believed he had died but the next morning they found him sitting near a campfire. Impressed by the Great Peacemaker's miraculous survival, the Mohawk became the founding tribe of the Iroquois Confederacy.
The tribes gathered at Onondaga Lake, where they planted a Tree of Peace and proclaimed the Great Binding Law of the Iroquois Confederacy. The dates Dekanawida lived, thus the founding of the Confederacy, have not been identified with certainty. Historians and archeologists have researched an incident related in the oral history of the founding of the Confederacy; as recorded by scholars, one account relates there was a violent conflict among the Seneca, who were the last Iroquois nation to join the confederacy as a founding member. Their violence stopped when the sun darkened and the day seemed to turn to night. Since 1902 scholars have studied the possibility that this event was a solar eclipse, as William Canfield suggested in his Legends of the Iroquois; as scholars have learned more about the representation of natural events in oral histories, scholars into the 21st century have noted eclipses that could serve to date the founding of the Confederacy, in addition to the archeological evidence.
Scholars referring to an eclipse have included: Paul A. W. Wallace, Elizabeth Tooker, Bruce E. Johansen, Dean R. Snow, Barbara A. Mann and Jerry L. Fields, William N. Fenton, David Henige, Gary Warrick, Neta Crawford. Since Canfield's first mention, the majority view, scholars have supported a date of 1451 AD as being of a known solar eclipse and the founding date based on this oral account and other evidence; some argue it is an insufficient fit for the description, favor a date of 1142, when there was a documented solar eclipse. A few question dating the founding of the confederacy based on the mention of the eclipse. Archeological investigation has contributed to discussions about the founding date, as its evidence can be dated and correlated to natural events. In 1982 archeologist Dean Snow said that evidence from mainstream archeology did not support a founding of the confederacy for any dates of an eclipse before 1350 AD By 1998 Fenton considered an eclipse earlier than the 1451 AD majority view unlikely, but possible as long as it was after 1000 AD.
By 2007/8 reviews considered an 1142 AD eclipse as a possible point of reference if most scholars supported 1451 AD as the safe choice. This confederacy influenced the United States Constitution and Anglo-American ideas of democracy, as recognized by Concurrent Resolution 331 issued by the U. S. Congress in 1988, which states in part:Whereas the original framers of the Constitution, most notably, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, are known to have admired the concepts of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. In each tribe, which had matrilineal kinship systems of descent and property-holding, power was shared between the sexes. Men held the positions of hereditary chiefs through their mother's line. Most decisions in council were made by consensus. Early anthropologist Lewis H. Morgan attributed the regional dominance achieved by the Iroquois to their superior organization and coordination com