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Malaysia Super League

The Malaysia Super League is the men's top professional football division of the Malaysia football league system. Administered by the Football Malaysia Limited Liability Partnership, now known as the Malaysia Football League, Malaysia Super League is contested by twelve teams, with the two lowest-placed teams relegated to the Malaysia Premier League division and replaced by the top two teams in that division. 32 clubs have competed since the inception of the Malaysia Super League in 2004. The current champions are Johor Darul Ta ` zim. Liga Super was formed in 2004 following the decision by the Football Association of Malaysia to privatise the league; the inaugural season started in 14 February 2004 As a result, Malaysia Super League Sdn Bhd was created to oversee the marketing aspects of the league, but it was not privatised. The league has seen numerous changes to its format from eight clubs to now 14 clubs to accommodate changes to the league rules and withdrawal of certain clubs from the league in order to create a competitive environment and professional management among the clubs.

The Malaysian league was revamped to be a professional league in 2004 which coined the creation of new top-tier division, Malaysia Super League. Between 2004 to 2006, the professional football league in Malaysia was divided into two levels and two groups: Top tier: Malaysia Super League Second tier: Malaysia Premier League Group A Second tier: Malaysia Premier LeagueGroup B Third tier: FAM CupThe new top-tier league, Malaysia Super League was competed by eight teams while there were 16 teams competing in Malaysia Premier League, divided into 2 groups. While there were only eight teams in the league prior to the 2006-07 season, position movements were radical. Successive losses would condemn clubs to a relegation dogfight. Successive wins would put a team in contention for the title; the Malaysia Super League has gone through two format changes in its short history spanning three-years. The Football Association of Malaysia decided to expand the Malaysia Super League to accommodate 14 teams instead of eight, the number of league teams in the Malaysia Super League's first three seasons.

But the plan was held. Only from 2009 season the league would have 14 teams with all teams playing each other only twice. For 2007 season, where Malaysia Premier League was combined into one level rather than two groups and in 2008 Liga FAM was revamped to be compete in league format instead of knockout competition: Top tier: Malaysia Super League Second tier: Malaysia Premier League Third tier: FAM League In 2015, FMLLP was created in the course of privatization of the Malaysian football league system; the partnership saw all 24 teams of Malaysia Super League and Malaysia Premier League including FAM as the Managing Partner and MP & Silva as a special partner to become stakeholders in the company. FMLLP owns and runs Malaysia Super League. Beside that, other competition in Malaysian football under its jurisdiction, which include the Malaysia Premier League, the Malaysia FA Cup, the Malaysia Cup, the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Cup, it aims to move Malaysian football forward to the next level. A decade after the league's inception, a total of eight clubs have been crowned champions of Malaysia Super League where Pahang is the first champion.

Kedah and Kelantan has won the league twice each while Pahang, Negeri Sembilan and LionsXII has won it once. In 9 September 2016, Johor Darul Ta'zim became the first team to win Malaysia Super League three times in a row; the competition format follows the usual double round-robin format. During the course of a season, which lasts from February to July, each club plays every other club twice, once at home and once away, for 22 matchdays, totaling 132 matches in the season. Most games are played with a few games played during weekdays. Teams receive three points for a win, one point for a draw, no points for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, with the highest-ranked club at the end of the season crowned champion. A system of promotion and relegation exists between the Malaysia Super League and the Malaysia Premier League; the two lowest placed teams in Malaysia Super League are relegated to the Malaysia Premier League, the top two teams from the Malaysia Premier League promoted to Malaysia Super League.

Below is a complete record of. The winners of the Malaysia FA Cup qualify for the subsequent season's AFC Champions League play-off slots. If this club lost on the play-off slots and unable to reach group stage, this club will play in AFC Cup play-off slots; the number of places allocated to Malaysia clubs in AFC competitions is dependent upon the association ranking, which are calculated based upon the performance of teams in AFC Champions League and the AFC Cup, as well as their national team's FIFA World Rankings in the previous 4 years. The ranking of Malaysia is 13th; every team in the Malaysia Super League must have a licence to play in the league in the competition, or else they are relegated. To obtain a licence, teams must be financially healthy and meet certain standards of conduct as organisations; as part of privation effort for the league, all clubs compete in Malaysi

List of premiers of New Brunswick

The Canadian province of New Brunswick was a British crown colony before it joined Canada in 1867. It had a system of responsible government beginning in 1854, has kept its own legislature to deal with provincial matters. New Brunswick has a unicameral Westminster-style parliamentary government, in which the Premier is the leader of the party that controls the most seats in the Legislative Assembly; the Premier is New Brunswick's head of government, the Queen of Canada is its head of state and is represented by the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick. The Premier picks a cabinet from the elected members to form the Executive Council of New Brunswick, presides over that body. Members are first elected to the legislature during general elections. General elections must be conducted every five years from the date of the last election, but the Premier may ask for early dissolution of the Legislative Assembly. An election may take place if the governing party loses the confidence of the legislature by the defeat of a supply bill or tabling of a confidence motion.

New Brunswick has had 36 individuals serve as government leaders. The province had five individuals as leaders while a colony, 31 individuals after Canadian Confederation, of which two were from the Confederation Party, 11 from the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick, 15 from the New Brunswick Liberal Association, one from the Anti-Confederation Party, seven with unofficial party affiliations. Confederation Party Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick New Brunswick Liberal Association Anti-Confederation Party Unofficial affiliation * The New Brunswick practice is to count George E. King as the 2nd and 4th Premier, making Blaine Higgs the 34th Premier; as of February 2019, six former premiers are alive. The most recent former premier to die and the most serving premier to die was Ray Frenette, on July 14, 2018. Leader of the Opposition General Specific New Brunswick Office of the Premier

Against the Grain (Phoebe Snow album)

Against the Grain is the fifth album by singer-songwriter Phoebe Snow, released in 1978. In a retrospective review for Allmusic, critic William Ruhlmann wrote of the album "The decision to add Barry Beckett as co-producer with Phil Ramone helped add an R&B depth and fervor, but Against the Grain was just a more impassioned effort than its predecessor." Robert Christgau wrote of the album. Songs written except where noted. Side One "Every Night" – 3:31 "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" – 4:08 "He's Not Just Another Man" – 2:59 "Random Time" – 3:39 "In My Life" – 5:02Side Two "You Have Not Won" – 4:22 "Mama Don't Break Down" – 3:06 "Oh L. A." – 3:17 "The Married Men" – 3:44 "Keep a Watch on the Shoreline" – 4:39 Phoebe Snow – acoustic guitar, lead vocals, backing vocals Steve Burgh – electric guitar, slide guitar Steve Khan – 12-string guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, guitar solo Hugh McCracken – 12-string guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar Jeff Mironov – electric guitar, guitar solo Warren Nichols – pedal steel guitar Barry Beckett – keyboards, acoustic piano, synthesizer Dave Grusin – keyboards Richard Tee – electric piano Will Leebass guitar Hugh MacDonald – bass guitar Doug Stegmeyer – bass guitar Liberty DeVittodrums Rick Marotta – drums Ralph MacDonaldpercussion Michael Breckersaxophone, sax solo Jon Faddisflugelhorn, flugelhorn solo Corky Haleharp Margo Chapman – backing vocals Michael Gray – backing vocals Lani Groves – backing vocals Gwen Guthrie – backing vocals Linda LaPresti – backing vocals Producers – Phil Ramone and Barry Beckett

Metropolitan Opera House (Grand Forks, North Dakota)

The Metropolitan Opera House is located at 116 South Third Street in the downtown area of Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. The building, constructed in 1890, faces the Red River of the North and sits between the BNSF Railway tracks and a parking structure. At one time, the Opera House was considered the best opera house between Seattle. Today, the building has been converted into an apartment building called the Opera House Lofts; the Metropolitan Opera House was built in 1890 by the Grand Forks Opera Company on land donated by James J. Hill of the Great Northern Railway at a cost of $91,000. Though the term "Metropolitan" may have been an overstatement for a community that, at the time, had just 5,000 citizens, those behind construction of the building were looking to the city's future growth; the building struggled to stay in the black after opening. Nonetheless, it was able to provide citizens 50 years of theatre. By the 1940s, opera had fallen in popularity due to new forms of entertainment such as film.

The Met was no exception and the curtain fell for the last time. Over the next 50 years, the building was home to a variety of businesses. During this period, the 1890s interior was replaced by bars and bowling alleys. Badly damaged during the 1997 Red River flood, the building sat empty for several years and came close to meeting the wrecking ball. However, the former opera house was saved by the Historic Preservation Commission; the exterior has since been restored to its 1890s appearance, while the interior has been converted to high-end apartments with space for businesses on the first floor. In 2015, Rhombus Guys Brewing Company opened on the first floor; the building was designed by prominent Minneapolis architect Warren B. Dunnell in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, it went through an extensive renovation/restoration by JLG Architects in 2005 and 2006. Opera House Lofts website - includes history and photos Photo gallery - JLGarchitects.com Grand Forks Herald article, April 17, 2003 Design Cost Data article

2017 Copa do Brasil knockout stages

The knockout stages of the 2017 Copa do Brasil were played from April 26 to September 27, 2017. A total of 16 teams competed in the knockout stages. In the knockout stages, the 16 teams played a single-elimination tournament, with the following rules: Each tie was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. In the round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals, if tied on aggregate, the away goals rule would be used. If still tied, extra time would not be played, the penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the winner. In the final, if tied on aggregate, the away goals rule and extra time would not be used and the penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the winner. A draw by CBF was held on April 20, 2017 to set the matches for the round of 16; the 16 qualified teams were divided in two pots. Teams from pot 1 were the ones. Pot 2 was composed of the five teams that qualified through the Fourth Round plus the champions of 2016 Copa Verde, 2016 Copa do Nordeste and 2016 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. 2017 CBF ranking shown in brackets.

The first legs were played on April 26–May 24 and the second legs were played on May 10–June 1, 2017. Atlético Paranaense advanced to the quarter-finals. Grêmio advanced to the quarter-finals. Flamengo advanced to the quarter-finals. Tied 2 -- 2 on aggregate, Palmeiras advanced to the quarter-finals. Botafogo advanced to the quarter-finals. Santos advanced to the quarter-finals. Cruzeiro advanced to the quarter-finals. Atlético Mineiro advanced to the quarter-finals. A draw by CBF was held on June 2017 to set the matches for the quarter-finals; the 8 qualified teams were in a single pot. 2017 CBF ranking shown in brackets. The first legs were played on June 28–29 and the second legs were played on July 26–27, 2017. Botafogo advanced to the semi-finals. Tied 4 -- 4 on aggregate, Flamengo advanced to the semi-finals. Grêmio advanced to the semi-finals. Tied 4 -- 4 on aggregate, Cruzeiro advanced to the semi-finals. A draw by CBF was held on July 2017 to determine the home-and-away teams for both legs; the first legs were played on August 16 and the second legs were played on August 23, 2017.

Flamengo advanced to the final. Tied 1 -- 1 on aggregate, Cruzeiro advanced to the final. In the final, if tied on aggregate, the away goals rule and extra time would not be used and the penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the winner.. A draw by CBF was held on August 2017 to determine the home-and-away team for each leg; the first leg was played on September 7 and the second leg was played on September 27, 2017

Little Me (novel)

Little Me: The Intimate Memoirs of that Great Star of Stage and Television, or Little Me, was the parody "confessional" self-indulgent autobiography of "Belle Poitrine". It was written by Patrick Dennis. A bestseller when introduced in book form, the work was later staged on Broadway as a musical; the illustrated work featured numerous photographs by Cris Alexander, who combined retouched stock photographs with original photographs taken to create Belle Poitrine's life. Published in 1961, it was considered pretty risqué at the time; the book featured family and friends of Dennis and Alexander, including Dennis' wife, Louise, as "Pixie Portnoy", ballet dancer Shaun O'Brien as Mr. Musgrove. Actress Dodie Goodman and comedian Alice Pearce were prominently featured. Actress Jeri Archer portrayed the overexposed, self-centered and clueless Poitrine, Kurt Bieber was her beefcake co-star and paramour, "Letch Feely". Little Me was reissued in 2002 with a new preface by foreword by Alexander; the plot of Little Me tells the rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches, etc. story of Maybelle Schlumpfert, an overdeveloped and self-deluded young girl who rises to become Belle Poitrine.

Throughout the book, Poitrine's character trumpets her successes while glossing over her failures. The book was a stinging parody of the cult of celebrity and self-importance stemming from the numerous "personality overcoming obstacles" biographies of the late 1940s and early 1950s. Little Me was made into a musical, with book by Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, which opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 17, 1962 and ran for 257 performances