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Marco van Basten

Marcel "Marco" van Basten is a Dutch football manager and former professional football player, who played for Ajax and A. C. Milan, as well as the Netherlands national team, as a striker, he is regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. He scored 300 goals in a high-profile career, but played his last match in 1993 at age 28 due to an injury which forced his retirement two years later, he was the head coach of Ajax and the Netherlands national team. Playing for the Netherlands, Van Basten won UEFA Euro 1988 where he was named player of the tournament, scoring five goals that included a memorable volley in the final against the Soviet Union. At club level, he won three Eredivisie titles and the Cup Winners' Cup with Ajax, three Serie A titles and two European Cups with Milan Known for his close ball control, attacking intelligence, impeccable headers, spectacular strikes and volleys, Van Basten was named FIFA World Player of the Year in 1992 and won the Ballon d'Or three times, in 1988, 1989 and 1992.

In 1998, he was ranked sixth in the FIFA Player of the Century internet poll, tenth in the European player of the Century election held by the IFFHS and 12th in the IFFHS' World Player of the Century election. He was voted eighth in a poll organised by the French magazine France Football, consulting their former Ballon d'Or winners to elect the Football Player of the Century. In 2004, he was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players. In 2004, a poll for the 100 greatest Dutch people was held in the Netherlands: Van Basten ranked number 25, the second highest for a football player, behind Johan Cruyff. In 2007, Sky Sports ranked Van Basten first on its list of great athletes who had their careers cut short. Marco van Basten grew up in the Oog In Al neighborhood, he began playing for EDO, when he was six years old. A year he moved to UVV Utrecht. After nine years there, he played for another club from Utrecht, Elinkwijk. Ajax signed 16-year-old Van Basten for the 1981–82 season after his 20-year-old brother Stanley was rejected.

He played his first match for Ajax in April 1982, scoring a debut goal in the 5–0 victory over NEC. In the 1982–83 season, he competed with the European top scorer and first choice Holland international Wim Kieft for the position of centre forward, scored nine goals in 20 league matches. After Kieft left for Italian Serie A club Pisa the following season, the 18 year old Van Basten solidified his position as his team's main attacker, he was the top scorer in the league for four consecutive seasons, from 1983–84 to 1986–87, scoring 118 goals in 112 matches. In the 1985–86 season, he scored 37 goals in 26 league matches, including six goals against Sparta Rotterdam and five against Heracles Almelo, won the European Golden Boot, he scored the winning goal in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final against Lokomotive Leipzig in 1987. In total he scored. On November 1986 he scored his most famous goal in an Ajax jersey, a spectacular overhead kick against FC Den Bosch. In 1987, A. C. Milan president Silvio Berlusconi signed Van Basten, with fellow countrymen Ruud Gullit and Frank Rijkaard joining the club in 1988.

In his first season, Milan won their first Scudetto in eight years, but Van Basten played only 11 matches and was troubled by an ankle injury. In 1988–89, Van Basten won the Ballon d'Or as Europe's top footballer, he scored 19 goals in Serie A and 32 goals in all competitions that year, including two goals in the final of the European Cup, as Milan triumphed against Steaua București. In 1989–90, he became Capocannoniere again. Milan struggled in the 1990 -- 91 season. After Van Basten fell out with Arrigo Sacchi, Berlusconi sacked the manager. Fabio Capello took over the following season, Milan went undefeated in the league to win another Scudetto. Van Basten scored 25 league goals, became Capocannoniere again. In November 1992, he became the first player to score four goals in a Champions League match, against IFK Göteborg, including a picture perfect bicycle kick. In December 1992, Van Basten was named FIFA World Player of the Year. Milan stretched their unbeaten run into the 1992–93 season, going 58 matches over two seasons before they lost a match.

Van Basten was exceptional in the early part of the season. He was again voted the European player of the year, becoming the third player after Johan Cruyff and Michel Platini to win the award three times, his troublesome ankle injury recurred in a game against Ancona, forcing him to endure another six-month layoff, undergo a series of surgeries. He returned for the last few matches in the season, before Milan lost 1–0 to Marseille in the Champions League final; the match was Van Basten's final match for the Italian club. He came off in the 86th minute for Stefano Eranio, after a hard tackle behind from Basile Boli condemned Van Basten to the third ankle surgery of his career. Van Basten had been hopeful of playing for his country at the 1994 World Cup as well as for his club in the 1994–95 season after spending the whole 1993–94 season out of action, but his club ordered him not to take part in the World Cup amid fear of ruining his

November 1949

The following events occurred in November 1949: Eastern Air Lines Flight 537, a Douglas DC-4 en route from Boston to Washington, D. C. collided in mid-air with a Lockheed P-38 Lightning being test-flown for the Bolivian government near Washington National Airport. All 55 aboard the DC-4 were killed, making it the worst airliner disaster in United States history up to that time. Born: Jeannie Berlin, actress, in California; the British public was somewhat shocked when 19-year-old Princess Margaret was seen smoking a cigarette at a charity ball. No commoner had seen a member of the Royal Family smoke before; the popular radio quiz program Twenty Questions made the jump to television by premiering on WOR-TV in New York. It would run on various networks through 1955; the Battle of Dengbu Island began in the Chinese Civil War. The United States eased restrictions on trade with Eastern Europe in order to allow Yugoslavia to purchase commercial aircraft; the US Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the release of the 11 convicted Communists in the Smith Act trial on $260,000 bail pending appeal.

The BBC revealed plans to purchase Lime Grove Studios from Rank Films for television use. Born: Mike Evans, actor, in North Carolina; the American radio soap opera One Man's Family made the jump to television. Died: Walther von Bonstetten, 82, member of the Swiss Guide and Scout Movement The Battle of Dengbu Island ended in Nationalist victory. Born: Jimmie Spheeris, singer-songwriter, in Phenix City, Alabama. Born: Joseph C. Wilson, diplomat, in Bridgeport, Connecticut The Council of Europe had its first meeting in Strasbourg. Eleanor Roosevelt's This I Remember, a memoir of her life with Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1924 to 1945, was published. Born: Queen Aishwarya of Nepal, wife of King Birendra of Nepal, in Lazimpat Durbar, Kingdom of Nepal; the film noir drama All the King's Men starring Broderick Crawford and based on the Robert Penn Warren novel of the same name premiered in New York City. Born: Bonnie Raitt, musician, in Burbank, California At the United Nations, the Soviet Union accused the United States and Britain of preparing Libya as a North African attack base against the USSR.

The East German People's Chamber restored full civil and economic rights to former Nazis not convicted of war crimes. The George Eastman Museum dedicated to photography opened in New York; the war film Battleground starring Van Johnson, John Hodiak Ricardo Montalbán and George Murphy premiered in Washington, D. C. Born: Manilal H. Patel, essayist and critic, in Golana Palla, Bombay State, India Soviet Foreign Minister Andrey Vyshinsky told the United Nations that the USSR was "utilizing atomic energy—but not to stockpile atomic bombs." Vishinsky claimed that the Soviet Union could stockpile as many atomic bombs as it would need, but was using atomic energy for economic purposes instead. Born: Ann Reinking, actress and choreographer, in Seattle, Washington The nationwide steelworkers strike was ended by conclusion of a pension and welfare agreement between the US Steel Corporation and United Steelworkers of America. Died: Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, 79; the Czechoslovakian government announced that church marriages would no longer be recognized after January 1.

The Volkswagen Type 2 was unveiled to the public. Parliamentary elections were held in Portugal; the ruling National Union won an election, boycotted by the opposition. Born: Terry Reid, rock singer and guitarist, in Huntingdon, England The Central Committee of the Polish Communist Party expelled three ex-leaders, including former First Secretary Władysław Gomułka, on charges of deviation from the Communist line. Near Waterval Boven in the South African Transvaal, at least 56 people were killed and 105 injured when a train filled with natives of Mozambique returning from months of work in the gold mines plunged off a 70-foot high bridge. Actress Nancy Davis met Ronald Reagan president of the Screen Actors Guild, when she was seeking Reagan's help to get her name off the Hollywood blacklist because she'd been confused with another actress of the same name; the two began dating and would marry in 1952. United Paramount Theatres was incorporated. British boxer Eddie Vann set a new record for the fastest knockout in a heavyweight bo

Robert Cantley

Robert Cantley is a conservationist and Managing Director of Borneo Exotics, a Sri Lankan-based plant nursery specialising in tissue-cultured and seed-grown Nepenthes species and hybrids. Cantley has contributed to a number of papers on Nepenthes; the species Nepenthes robcantleyi, the natural hybrid Nepenthes × cantleyi and the cultivar Nepenthes'Cantley's Red' are named after him. Borneo Exotics was established by Cantley and Diana Williams in 1997; as of 2009, the nursery stocked more than 130 Nepenthes taxa, totalling over 180,000 plants annually. In Pitcher Plants of the Old World, Stewart McPherson described it as "the world's foremost specialist producer of Nepenthes species"; as of 2011, Borneo Exotics operated a number of growing facilities spread over two locations: lowland species were kept at a nursery in Moragahahena and highlanders in Lindula. The company won a Gold Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, a Silver Gilt Medal in 2005. Borneo Exotics won a silver medal and two other awards at the World Orchid Exhibition in 2011.

Attygalle, R. 2013. Trapped in Nepenthes; the Island, September 21, 2013. Attygalle, R. 2013. Exotic plant named after Malani Fonseka; the Island, November 23, 2013

Azalea Place

Azalea Place is the second solo album by Joey Tempest, the vocalist in the Swedish hard rock band Europe. It was released on 25 April 1997. "After my first solo album I went out to the States to work with Richard Dodd - who's this English guy living out in Nashville – on the second one, which kept me away from home for a long time," Tempest said in an interview, "But it was something that I needed to do, I had to get it out of my system." "The Match" – 3:53 "If I'd Only Known" – 3:54 "The One in the Glass" – 3:20 "Dance for You" – 3:12 "Not Welcome Any More" – 3:53 "Losing You Again" – 4:21 "Revolution of Love" – 4:08 "Better Than Real" – 3:31 "If We Stay Or If We Go" – 4:02 "In Confidence" – 4:27 "Further from the Truth" – 4:01 "Lucky" – 4:29 Joey Tempest – Lead vocals, bass Siobhan Maher – Spanish vocals on "Revolution of Love" Reggie Young, Staffan Astner – Guitars Tony Harrell – Keyboards Greg Morrow, Tom Harding, Craig Crampf, Brian Barnett – Drums Richard Dodd - Producer, arrangements Jack Grochmal - Engineer James Baur - Assisting engineer Dan Leffler - Engineer on "If I'd Only Known" Joey Tempest - Arrangements George Marino - Mastering Staffan Astner - Additional arrangements Kristin Wilkinson - Strings arrangements Martina Hoogland Ivanow - Photography Martin Renck - Cover design

The Committed Men (novel)

The Committed Men is a science fiction novel by M. John Harrison, it is Harrison's debut novel, was published in 1971. The book is dedicated to Michael Moorcock's wife Hilary Bailey. In a dystopian Britain, social organization has collapsed, the survivors, riddled with skin cancers, eke out a precarious scavenging existence in the ruins of the Great Society. A few bizarre communities try to maintain their structure in a chromium wilderness linked by crumbling motorways, but their rituals are meaningless. Only the roaming bands of hippie-style situationists have grasped that the old order, with its logic, its pseudo-liberalism and its immutable laws of cause and effect, has now been superseded. Among the mutants are a group of reptilian humans - alien, cancer-free but persecuted by the'smoothskins'; when one of them is born of a human mother in Tinhouse, a group of humans sets off to deliver it to its own kind - a search of the committed men for the tribes of mutants. Writing in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, science fiction specialist John Clute wrote, " is an impressive Post-Holocaust story set in a fractured England, centering physically on the ruins of the motorways, generating a powerful sense of entropic dismantlement."A Kirkus reviewer wrote, "It erupts into the kind of savagery and grotesquerie that John Christopher used to specialize in, as Wendover, a doctor finds himself trying to save a mutant baby from his own kind."David Pringle called the novel "brief, derivative - but stylishly written."

In a 2018 interview Harrison revealed that he had been approached about a film adaption, which he declined. Explaining his decision: "I was less interested in shuffling and dealing than in saying something. I got an offer for the film rights of The Committed Men, but when I saw the treatment I found they had reversed its conclusions. Books are about meanings, not tropes, so I said no."

Don't Cry Out Loud (Elkie Brooks album)

Don't Cry Out Loud is a live album by Elkie Brooks, recorded live at the Shepherds Bush Empire, during her 2004 UK tour. It was released on CD in 2005 by Recall Records; the title song "Don't Cry Out Loud" was a hit single for Brooks in 1978. Disc one"I Think I'm Going Back" "Superstar" "Rose" "Sunshine After the Rain" "Fool If You Think It's Over" "Runaway" "No More the Fool" "Don't Cry Out Loud" "Lilac Wine" "Gasoline Alley" "Nights in White Satin"Disc 2"Red House" "Back Away" "Muddy Water Blues" "Pearl's a Singer "Shooting Star" "Roadhouse Blues" "Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar" "Baby What Do You Want Me to Do" "Out Of the Rain" "We've Got Tonight" Elkie Brooks – vocals Jean Rousselkeyboards Geoff Whitehornguitar Mike Cahen – guitar Mike Richardsondrums Brian Badhams – bass guitar Lee Noble – backing vocals, percussion