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Samisoni Rabaka

Samisoni Rabaka Nasigavesi is a Fijian former rugby union player who played as a scrum-half. His brother is the late Tomasi Rabaka, a Fijian international. Grown up in the Votualevu village, in Nadi, he started his rugby career playing for the St. Mary's Rugby Club, before joining Dratabu Rugby Club and Airport Rugby Club. Rabaka played for the Nadi provincial team, which he captained, he first played for the Fiji national team during a test match against Samoa, in Suva, on 20 June 1992. He narrowly missed a place in the 1999 Rugby World Cup Fiji squad, however he traveled with the team as an emergency replacement for Jacob Rauluni. Rabaka was part of the Fiji roster for the 2003 Rugby World Cup, where he played the pool stage matches against France in Brisbane on 11 October and against Japan in Townsville, on 23 October, the latter being his last test cap for Fiji. In his career, he scored 3 tries in aggregate, he represented Fiji at sevens level. Samisoni Rabaka at ESPNscrum Sami Rabaka profile at Teivovo.com

Todd McLellan

Todd Andrew McLellan is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is the current head coach of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League, he served as head coach of the San Jose Sharks and Edmonton Oilers, as an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings, with whom he won the Stanley Cup in 2008. He was drafted in 1986 by the New York Islanders, but only played five games with the major league club in the 1987–88 season before retiring in the minors the following season due to recurring injury. After living in Goodeve and Melville, during his childhood, McLellan started his playing career with the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League from 1983 to 1987. In the 1986 NHL Entry Draft, he was drafted by the New York Islanders in the fifth round, he played a total of five games at the NHL level, spending most of two seasons with the Islanders' American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Indians. However, recurring shoulder injuries dating back to his junior hockey days ended McLellan's North American playing career after the 1988–89 season.

He scored his only NHL goal on his league debut on December 28, 1987 in a 6-4 loss to the New Jersey Devils. He returned home to study at the University of Saskatchewan for a year, before resuming his playing career for S. IJ. Utrecht of the Eredivisie in the Netherlands. During his three seasons there, the team hired a new coach, who moved in with McLellan and made him a player-coach, which McLellan recognizes as the reason he became interested in coaching. Following his stint as a player-coach with SIJ Utrecht, McLellan returned to Canada in 1992, he went into full-time coaching in 1993, being hired as the coach of the North Battleford North Stars of the Saskatchewan Junior League. In 1994, McLellan was hired as the head coach and general manager of the Swift Current Broncos of the WHL, where he succeeded Graham James. In his six seasons with Swift Current, the Broncos qualified for the WHL playoffs in all seasons. McLellan himself was named WHL Executive of the Year in 1997 and Coach of the Year in 2000.

Following his successes at the junior level, McLellan was hired by the expansion Minnesota Wild to coach their minor league affiliate, the Cleveland Lumberjacks of the International Hockey League. After the IHL folded in 2001, McLellan and his staff were transferred to the Wild's new minor league affiliate, the Houston Aeros of the AHL; as coach of the Aeros, McLellan led Houston to the Calder Cup in 2003. In 2005, Mike Babcock selected McLellan to serve as his assistant with the Detroit Red Wings. In Detroit, McLellan was tasked with handling the Red Wings' forwards and managing the team's power play, as well as reporting player performance to head coach Babcock. Under his watch, the Red Wings had the top-ranked power play in the NHL, finishing first in power play efficiency in 2005–06 and third in 2007–08. McLellan won his first Stanley Cup with the Red Wings in 2007–08. On June 11, 2008, the San Jose Sharks hired McLellan to become their new head coach, replacing Ron Wilson, he would end up the head coach for the Western Conference All-Star team, lead the Sharks to their first Presidents' Trophy with an NHL-leading 117 points to finish the regular season, finished third in voting for that season's Jack Adams Award, behind winner Claude Julien and Andy Murray.

On March 14, 2013, with a 4–3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings, McLellan became the winningest coach in Sharks history with 207 victories. On February 5, 2014, against the Dallas Stars, McLellan tied Darryl Sutter for the most games coached in Sharks history with 434. After the team missed the playoffs in the 2014–15 season, McLellan and the Sharks agreed to mutually part ways on April 20, ending his tenure as the Sharks' winningest coach, he coached the Canadian national team at the 2015 World Championship, where the team won the title for the first time since 2007 with a perfect 10–0 record. On May 19, 2015, he was named head coach of the Edmonton Oilers, becoming the 14th head coach in team history, he succeeded Todd Nelson. At the time of his signing, McLellan became the highest paid coach in NHL history, earning around $5 million per season. However, he would hold the distinction for one day, as McLellan's former colleague Mike Babcock signed an eight-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs worth around $6.25 million per season on May 20, 2015.

McLellan's first season in Edmonton was a rebuilding one. The Oilers finished with the second-worst record in the league. However, the following season—the first in the team's new arena, Rogers Place—saw a dramatic turnaround; the Oilers tallied over 100 points for the first time since the 1980s' dynasty years. On March 28, 2017, the Oilers defeated the Los Angeles Kings 2–1 to make the playoffs for the first time in 11 years, they earned home-ice advantage in a playoff series for the first time since winning their last Cup in 1990. They upended McLellan's old team, the Sharks, in six games to win a playoff series for only the sixth time since 1990. On November 20, 2018, McLellan was fired by the Oilers and replaced by Ken Hitchcock after posting a record of 9–10–1. On April 16, 2019, the Los Angeles Kings named McLellan head coach. In 1992, McLellan married his wife Debbie, they have two sons and Cale. Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database

1971 Grand Prix (tennis)

The 1971 Pepsi Cola Grand Prix was a professional tennis circuit held that year. It incorporated three of the Grand Prix tournaments, it was the second edition of the Grand Prix circuit and was run by the International Lawn Tennis Federation. In addition to regular tournament prize money a bonus prize money pool of £60,000 was available to be divided among the 20 highest ranking players after the last tournament. To be eligible for a share of the bonus pool a player had to compete in a minimum of nine tournaments; the circuit culminated in a Masters event in Paris, France for the seven highest point scoring players. Stan Smith was the winner of the circuit with four tournament victories. Key The list of winners and number of singles titles won, listed alphabetically by last name: Arthur Ashe Charlotte, Stockholm Open Gerald Battrick Bournemouth, Hilversum Bob Carmichael Auckland Phil Dent Sydney Outdoor Cliff Drysdale Miami WCT, Brussels Jaime Fillol Tanglewood Željko Franulović New York, Indianapolis, Buenos Aires Andrés Gimeno Hamburg Pancho Gonzalez Los Angeles Tom Gorman Columbus Clark Graebner Salisbury, South Orange Thomaz Koch Caracas Jan Kodeš Catania, French Open Rod Laver London, Fort Worth WCT, Bologna WCT Robert Lutz Sacramento Alex Metreveli Hobart Ilie Năstase Richmond, Nice, Monte Carlo, Båstad, Masters John Newcombe Philadelphia, Chicago WCT, Dallas WCT, Gstaad, Montreal Tom Okker Louisville WCT, Quebec WCT Manuel Orantes Barcelona WCT Cliff Richey Houston Marty Riessen Tehran WCT Ken Rosewall Australian Open, Washington WCT, Boston WCT, Vancouver WCT, Australian Open Stan Smith Paris, Queen's Club, Cincinnati, US Open Roger Taylor PalermoThe following players won their first title in 1971: Gerald Battrick Bournemouth Bob Carmichael Auckland Phil Dent Sydney Outdoor Jaime Fillol Tanglewood Andrés Gimeno Hamburg Tom Gorman Columbus Clark Graebner Salisbury Robert Lutz Sacramento Alex Metreveli Hobart Marty Riessen Tehran Roger Taylor Palermo 1971 World Championship Tennis circuit 1971 Virginia Slims Circuit ATP Archive 1971: Pepsi Cola Grand Prix Tournaments.

History Men's Professional Tours. Collins, Bud; the Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. New York: New Chapter Press. ISBN 978-0-942257-70-0

Eddie "Bongo" Brown

Eddie "Bongo" Brown was an American musician. He was born in Clarksdale, United States, raised in Memphis, Tennessee. Brown played congas, the gourd and claves for Motown Records' in-house Funk Brothers band. One of his musical influences was Chano Pozo. Among Brown's best-known performances on Motown recordings include " I'm Losing You" by The Temptations, "I Second That Emotion" by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, "If I Were Your Woman" by Gladys Knight & the Pips, he died in Los Angeles, California in 1984, aged 52. Kids: Larry Cole, Larnetta Porter, Damita Brown-Haynie, Curtis Brown, Edward Brown III Married: Geraldine Brown With Gloria Jones Windstorm With Carly Simon Playing Possum With Brass Fever Brass Fever Time Is Running Out With Thelma Houston Ready to Roll Ready to the Rainbow With Marvin Gaye What's Going On I Want You Here, My Dear With Billy Preston and Syreeta Wright Billy Preston & Syreeta With Gloria Gaynor Stories With Candi Staton Young Hearts Run Free House of Love With Chuck Jackson I Wanna Give You Some Love With Wilson Pickett Don't Knock My Love With Martha Reeves Gotta Keep Moving With Bob Seger Smokin' O.

P.'s Back in'72 With Helen Reddy Play Me Out With Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life Hotter than July With Thelma Houston and Jerry Butler Thelma & Jerry With B. B. King King Size With Kenny Rogers Share Your Love With Peabo Bryson and Natalie Cole We're the Best of Friends With John Handy Hard Work Carnival With Syreeta Wright One to One The Spell With Ray Parker Jr. Woman Out of Control With Randy Crawford Now We May Begin Standing in the Shadows of Motown on IMDb

Bladud

Bladud or Blaiddyd is a legendary king of the Britons, although there is no historical evidence for his existence. He is first mentioned in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, which describes him as the son of King Rud Hud Hudibras, the tenth ruler in line from the first king, saying Bladud was contemporaneous with the biblical prophet Elijah. A Bleydiud son of Caratauc is mentioned in the Welsh Harleian MS 3859 genealogies, suggesting to some that Geoffrey misinterpreted a scrap of Welsh genealogy; the Welsh form of the name is given as Blaiddyd in manuscripts of the Brut Tysilio. The meaning of the name is "Wolf-lord". In the text he is said to have founded the city of Bath, he was succeeded by his son Leir. The tale of Bladud was embellished by other authors, such as John Hardyng and John Higgins, writing in the sixteenth century. According to the final form of the legend, Bladud was sent by his father to be educated in the liberal arts in Athens. After his father's death, he returned with four philosophers, founded a university at Stamford in Lincolnshire, which flourished until it was suppressed by Saint Augustine of Canterbury on account of heresies which were taught there.

He ruled for twenty years from 863 BC or 500 BC, in which time he built Kaerbadum or Caervaddon, creating the hot springs there by the use of magic. He dedicated the city to the goddess Athena or Minerva, in honour of her, lit undying fires, whose flames turned to balls of stone as they grew low, with new ones springing up in their stead: an embellishment of an account from the fourth-century writer Solinus of the use of local coal on the altars of her temple, he is said to have founded the city. He found employment as a swineherd at Swainswick, about two miles from the site of Bath, noticed that his pigs would go into an alder-moor in cold weather and return covered in black mud, he found that this mud was warm, that they did it to enjoy the heat. He noticed that the pigs which did this did not suffer from skin diseases as others did, on trying the mud bath himself found that he was cured of his leprosy, he was restored to his position as heir-apparent to his father, founded Bath so that others might benefit as he had done.

The tale claims that he encouraged the practice of necromancy, or divination through the spirits of the dead. Through this practice, he is said to have constructed wings for himself and to have tried to fly to the temple of Apollo in Trinovantum or Troja Nova, but to have been killed when he hit a wall, or to have fallen and been dashed to pieces or broken his neck, he was buried at New Troy and succeeded by his son, Leir. Eighteenth century Bath architect John Wood, the Elder wrote about Bladud, put forth the fanciful suggestion that he should be identified with Abaris the Hyperborean, the healer known from Classical Greek sources. Vera Chapman's Blaedud the Birdman is a fantasy novel about the character. Moyra Caldecott's The Winged Man is a fictional account of the life of Bladud. List of legendary rulers of Cornwall Pseudohistorical Nennius King of the Britons John Clark, Bladud of Bath: The archaeology of a legend, Folklore vol. 105, 39-50. Howard C Levis FSA, Bladud of Bath: the British King who tried to fly, West Country Editions: Bath.

MacKillop, James. Dictionary of Celtic Mythology. Oxford. ISBN 0-19-860967-1. Jean Manco, The mystery of Bladud, part of Bath Past