Michael Barrington Ricketts is an English former footballer. He played as a striker and was capped once by England, in a friendly against the Netherlands in 2002. Ricketts had a 14-year career which saw him play for Walsall, Bolton Wanderers, Leeds United, Stoke City, Cardiff City, Southend United, Preston North End, Oldham Athletic and Tranmere Rovers. Ricketts began his career at Walsall, for which he signed in 1996, he made 76 league appearances for scoring 14 times. In July 2000 First Division side Bolton Wanderers signed him for £400,000, he started his Bolton career in impressive style, scoring 24 times as Bolton won promotion to the Premier League through the playoffs. His finest moments at Bolton Wanderers include sealing victory against Preston North End in the Division One Play-off final in 2001 and scoring the winning goal at Old Trafford in a 2–1 win for Bolton over Manchester United in the 2001–02 Premier League season. Ricketts continued scoring in his first season in the Premier League, hitting 15 goals by February, this form led to his call-up for England's friendly against The Netherlands in February 2002.
Ricketts played 45 minutes in that game but failed to score, subsequently did not score for Bolton again all season. In January 2003, Middlesbrough spent £3.5 million to sign him from Bolton. He failed netting just four times in 38 matches. While at Middlesbrough he did, win the League Cup in the 2003–04 season, coincidentally against Bolton. In June 2004, he signed for Championship side Leeds United on a free transfer. Ricketts failed to impress, failing to score in 25 league appearances, although he did manage a solitary goal in the League Cup against Swindon Town, he was loaned out to Stoke City in February, but failed to impress there, returned to Leeds. He made five more appearances, scoring once against Oldham Athletic, again in the League Cup, he was loaned out to Cardiff, where he scored four goals in 11 appearances, before returning to Leeds. On 30 January 2006 he signed for Championship side Burnley in a loan deal that would keep him at Turf Moor until the end of the season. Despite scoring twice in his first three matches against Plymouth Argyle and Ipswich Town, he again failed to impress and returned to Leeds after the season had finished.
On 30 June 2006, Ricketts signed a two-year deal with Championship side Southend United with an option to extend for another year. A clause in the contract he signed stated. However, after only a couple of months into the new season, Southend released Ricketts on the basis that he was overweight and had put on weight since joining the club, questioning his level of fitness. After leaving Southend, Ricketts joined Preston North End, playing a handful of games for their first team. In March 2007 he scored the winner against Ipswich Town. However, Ricketts' fitness and his inability to break into the first team on a regular basis led to him being released by Preston on 8 May 2007, again leaving him without a club until being picked up by Oldham Athletic, for whom he signed until 2010, he scored two league goals during his time at Oldham, in victories over Swansea City and his former club Walsall. On 2 November 2007, he returned to his first club Walsall on a three-month loan deal from Oldham, he made his second debut for Walsall in a league match against Cheltenham Town on 3 November.
On 31 January 2008, transfer deadline day, Ricketts had his contract cancelled by Oldham Athletic. On 24 July 2008, Ricketts once again rejoined Walsall and scored nine goals in his third spell there. At the game against Southend United played at Roots Hall on 7 March 2009, Ricketts was sent off in the 14th minute when he attempted to punch Kevin Betsy. At the end of the season he was released. On 14 August 2009, it was announced. Ricketts stated playing, he made his debut for the club as a substitute in a League Cup game against his former club Bolton Wanderers on 25 August. He scored his first goal for Tranmere in a 2–1 defeat at Exeter City on 19 September 2009. On 21 January 2010, Ricketts had cancelled his contract by mutual consent. On 17 January 2011, Ricketts pleaded guilty to a charge of common assault after punching and headbutting his ex-girlfriend, he was fined £ 200 and ordered to pay £ 85 costs. Source: Source: Michael Ricketts at Soccerbase ESPN Soccernet profile England profile
Gary Gussman is a former American football placekicker and coach. He was the special teams coach for the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League in 2017, he played four seasons in the AFL with the Denver Dynamite and Albany Firebirds. He played college football at Miami University. Gussman played for the Miami RedHawks from 1984 to 1987, he was named All-MAC three consecutive seasons, including First Team and All-American honors as a senior in 1987. Gussman played for the AFL's Denver Dynamite in 1989, he played for the Albany Firebirds of the AFL from 1990 to 1992, earning Second Team All-Arena honors in 1990. Gussman was the special teams coordinator of the AFL's Connecticut Coyotes in 1995, he was special teams coordinator of the Houston Thunderbears of the AFL from 1998 to 2001. He was special teams coordinator of the Orlando Predators of the AFL in 2002. Gussman was head coach of the Rio Grande Valley Dorados of the af2 in 2004, he was special teams coordinator and Director of Football Operations for the AFL's Las Vegas Gladiators from 2005 to 2006.
He was special teams coordinator of the New Orleans VooDoo of the AFL from 2007 to 2008. Gussman was assistant head coach/special teams coordinator of the Orlando Predators of the AFL from 2010 to 2011. In March 2017, Gussman was named the special teams coach for the Tampa Bay Storm of the AFL. Gussman was named Director of Football Operations for the New Orleans VooDoo in September 2011, he was named interim general manager of the VooDoo in August 2012. He resigned in March 2013. Just Sports Stats College Stats
One on One: Dr. J vs. Larry Bird known as One on One, is a 1983 computer basketball game written by Eric Hammond for the Apple II and published by Electronic Arts, it was ported to the Atari 8-bit family, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, IBM PC, TRS-80 Color Computer, to Macintosh and Atari 7800. In Europe, the publisher was Ariolasoft; the player controls basketball star Julius Erving or Larry Bird in a game of one-on-one against another player or the computer. The game has excellent animation, personal fouls, a 24-second shot clock, fall-aways and what is the first instant replay in video games, it timed games. On offense, a player can shoot. A hard dunk can shatter the backboard, prompting a janitor to come out and sweep up the shards, directing censored complaints at the player in the process; the game was developed while Trip Hawkins was unsuccessfully attempting to develop a computer game based on American football. Influenced by a televised one-on-one basketball tournament he remembered watching when he was younger, Hawkins decided to create a game based on the concept.
He signed his favorite basketball player at the time. Erving went to Electronic Arts headquarters for principal photography and to offer advice to the developers. Erving and Bird were each paid $25,000 to appear in the game, along with a 2.5 percent royalty. In addition, Erving received some stock in Electronic Arts; the game's simpler half-court set-up allowed the team to focus on adding more realism to the players, including more accurate physics and animations. A planned feature that would have made Bird and Erving play more to their real-life counterparts did not make the final game; the game's cover photograph, as seen on the game's record-style package, was taken while Erving and Bird were visiting the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. The crowd sounds heard in the Amiga version were recorded by Hawkins and producer Joe Ybarra at a Golden State Warriors game. One on One was successful, helping EA avoid financial difficulty and increasing retailers' familiarity with the company. In 1984 St.
Game's readers named the game the eighth most-popular Apple program of 1983. One on One was Electronic Arts' best-selling game, second best-selling Commodore 64 game, as of late 1987, it was certified "SPA Platinum" by November 1989, after having sold 400,000 copies by late 1988 and becoming the highest-selling sports game for computers. InfoWorld in 1984 called One on One "perhaps the most talked-about sports game of the new year"; the magazine praised its portrayal of the two players' individual styles, backboard shattering, crowd noise, instant replay, concluded that "One On One delivers the goods: a realistic simulation of a lively sports matchup". Computer Gaming World in 1984 called One on One "incredibly realistic" and predicted that it would be one of the year's best sports games; the magazine cited the "absolutely fantastic" graphics, simple controls, the instant replay as positives, only criticizing the lack of clarity of ball possession under the basket and lack of overtime. St. Game stated "This is the sports game of 1984", noting the realistic feel of the two players' playing styles.
While noting the inability to stop dribbling to fake out the other player, the magazine concluded that "Highly addictive, sometimes frustrating, always involving are ways to describe One-on-One. It's a winner". Ahoy! in 1986 called the Commodore 64 version "a must-have", praising its graphics and gameplay. Compute! in 1986 approved of the Amiga version's improved graphics and sound but noted that the gameplay was the same as on 8-bit computers, stating that this was "a testament to careful research and clever programming" of the original version. In 1988, the sequel Jordan vs Bird was created for the IBM PC, Sega Genesis, Commodore 64, the Nintendo Entertainment System, featuring more detailed and realistic graphics, chance of playing slam dunk contest or 3-point shootout. Jordan received his own dedicated game from EA, the 1993 release Michael Jordan in Flight for MS-DOS, which featured a new 3-on-3 team formula, a 3D basketball court environment and players presented as digitized sprites.
The original One on One has been credited as a game that helped establish Electronic Arts as a successful game company and would foreshadow how important sports titles would be to the company's future. One on One: Dr. J vs. Larry Bird at MobyGames Images of One on One package and screenshots at C64Sets.com
Andrew Kliman is an American economist and professor of Economics. He is the author of several publications on Marxian economics, his book Reclaiming Marx’s “Capital” defends the Temporal Single System Interpretation of Marx's labor theory against claims of inconsistency from neoclassical, neo-Ricardian, other economists. Kliman holds a BA cum laude from the University of Maryland and a PhD in Economics from the University of Utah. Writing in History of Political Economy, professor Bill Lucarelli has argued that "Reclaiming Marx’s “Capital” stands like a beacon in recent academic controversies over Marx’s theory of value.... The aim of this book is not so much about vindicating and canonizing St. Marx, but rather to debunk the myth of internal inconsistency. In so doing, Professor Kliman succeeds quite admirably.... It is... an indictment of the academic profession that the TSSI approach has been neglected for more than a quarter of a century. The specter of Sraffa, it appears, still haunts the ivory towers of academia."Writing in Nova Economia, professor Eduardo Maldonado Filho writes, "The structure of the book, the manner and accuracy with which the controversial arguments have been presented by the author, allow the interested reader one not versed in Marxist economics or mathematics, to understand the issues in the controversy and, not less important, to form his/her own opinion about the topics that have been debated....
He effort of reading will... lead to effective comprehension of why Marx’s critics are wrong in their allegations. In my opinion, Kliman’s book constitutes the most important contribution to political economy of the last three decades and, as such, it is recommended for all those interested in Marx’s work."While positive reviews exist, the book was met by criticism. Kliman has discussed what he calls the "disintegration of the Marxian school" of economics. In this paper he proposes measures to halt and reverse this process: "the field needs to reduce its dependence on the resources of academia. Intellectual autonomous zones need to be created." "cooperative behavior and attitudes, not uncooperative ones, need to be fostered and rewarded." "efforts to solve theoretical problems, not efforts to create and perpetuate them, should be fostered and rewarded." "run-of-the-mill anomalies such as the'transformation problem' should not be allowed to become sources of internal crisis." "people outside the field need to appreciate how profoundly the myth of Marx’s internal inconsistencies has damaged it....
Since a false charge of inconsistency issued knowingly is the moral equivalent of defamation, it would not be unreasonable for the public to ask those who have perpetuated the myth of inconsistency to make restitution." Reclaiming Marx's "Capital": A Refutation of the Myth of Inconsistency, Lexington Books, December 2006, ISBN 978-0739118511 The Failure of Capitalist Production: Underlying Causes of the Great Recession, Pluto Press, November 2011, ISBN 978-0745332390 Personal website Association of Heterodox Economics
Raphael Holzhauser is an Austrian professional football midfielder who plays for K Beerschot VA. Holzhauser was born in Austria. Before the 2010–11 season, he joined Stuttgart's second team, playing in the 3. Liga. On 21 January 2012, he made his Bundesliga debut for VfB Stuttgart against Schalke. On 1 July 2013, Holzhauser was loaned out to fellow Bundesliga side FC Augsburg until June 2014. After his return from Augsburg, he was excluded from the first team squad and had to play for the reserve team in 3. Liga for the first half of the 2014–15 campaign. In total he made 77 matches for VfB Stuttgart II and moved to Austria Wien on 22 January 2015. In May 2018, with Holzhauser's Austria Wien contract running out, it was announced Holzhauser would join Swiss Super League side Grasshopper Club Zürich on a free transfer for the 2018–19 season, he agreed a two-year deal with Grasshoppers. On 2 April 2019, it was confirmed. On 19 June 2019, Holzhauser signed a two-year contract with Belgian club Beerschot-Wilrijk.
He was a member of the several Austrian national youth football teams. As of 18 June 2019 Raphael Holzhauser at VfB-Stuttgart.de Raphael Holzhauser at Soccerway
Sylvain Richard Cloutier is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre. He is the older brother of Dan Cloutier. Cloutier played junior hockey for the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League from 1991 to 1994, scoring 237 points, 106 goals while serving as team captain, he was drafted 70th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft and spent the next four seasons playing in the American Hockey League for the Adirondack Red Wings but never managed to make Detroit's main lineup. He would go on to play seven NHL games for the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1998–99 NHL season, scoring no points. Cloutier joined the Coventry Blaze of the United Kingdom's Elite Ice Hockey League in 2006 and helped the team win the Elite League title. In 2008, he won his second Elite League title with the Blaze, he became the head coach of the Corpus Christi IceRays in the Central Hockey League before being let go in February 2009. Afterwards, he became player-coach for the Hull Stingrays. Cloutier became a popular player for the Stingrays and as such his number 83 was retired by the Hull Pirates, the successor team for the Stingrays following their liquidation in 2015.
On July 18, 2015, Cloutier was hired as the head coach and general manager of the Bradford Rattlers Junior'A' Hockey Club in the Greater Metro Junior'A' Hockey League. Scott, Jon C.. Hockey Night in Dixie: Minor Pro Hockey in the American South. Heritage House Publishing Company Ltd. pp. 25–26. ISBN 1-894974-21-2. Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database