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Miroslav Klose

Miroslav Josef Klose is a German retired footballer who played as a striker. Klose is the coach of the U17 youth team at Bayern Munich. Klose is best known for his performances with the Germany national team, he was part of the German squad that won the 2014 FIFA World Cup, having finished second and third in the competition, as runner-up in UEFA Euro 2008 and joint-third place in UEFA Euro 2012. Klose is the men's top goalscorer of the FIFA World Cup with 16 goals, having scored five goals in his debut World Cup in 2002 and having won the Golden Boot at the 2006 World Cup in Germany by again scoring five times, surpassed only by Marta, he scored four times in the 2010 World Cup and twice at the 2014 World Cup, the latter tournament where he overtook Ronaldo's then-record of 15 goals to top the all-time list. Klose is the top scorer of all time for Germany, which never lost a game in which Klose scored, one of the few players to have won gold and bronze medals in the World Cup, he retired from Germany's national team on 11 August 2014 shortly after Germany's victory at the 2014 World Cup.

At club level, Klose has been a less prolific but reliable goalscorer. Starting his career at FC 08 Homburg, he played in the Bundesliga for Kaiserslautern, Werder Bremen and Bayern Munich, in Serie A for Lazio, he won two league titles with Bayern, along with cup competitions at Bayern, Werder Bremen and Lazio. Klose was born in the Silesian city of Poland. Both of his parents were professional athletes, his father, Josef Klose, was a professional footballer who played for Odra Opole, before leaving communist Poland in 1978 to play for French club Auxerre. His mother, Barbara Jeż, was a member of the Poland women's national handball team; as an ethnic German and German national, Josef Klose was an Aussiedler whose family had remained behind when Silesia was awarded to Poland after World War II and decided to bring his family to Germany. In 1986 eight-year-old Miroslav joined his father in Kusel, Rhineland-Palatinate, knowing only two words of German. Klose developed his skill and passion in football from the village club, SG Blaubach-Diedelkopf, which at the time was in the German seventh division.

He was trained as an apprentice to become a carpenter. Klose and his wife Sylwia have twin sons and Noah. In a 2007 interview with Der Spiegel, he stated he and his wife speak Polish to their children at home, while they learn German in school. Klose relinquished Polish citizenship at age 18. Religiously, Klose identifies as a Roman Catholic. In 1998, Klose's professional career began at age 20 with a switch to the reserves at former Bundesliga outfit FC Homburg. Twelve months he moved to 1. FC Kaiserslautern, he played for the second team and made his first appearance in the Bundesliga in April 2000. He was shy of only two goals to become the top scorer. In March 2004, Klose signed a four-year contract with Werder Bremen for a €5 million transfer fee, he made his league debut on 6 August 2004 as a substitute for Paraguayan striker Nelson Valdez in a 1–0 home win against Schalke 04. On 29 August 2004, Klose scored his first goal, an equaliser, but the Bremen team lost 2–1 at home against VfL Wolfsburg.

On 7 June 2007, Klose confirmed that he would leave Werder Bremen for Bayern Munich either before the 2007–08 season or upon the expiration of his contract with the Bremen team at the end of the 2007–08 season. On 26 June 2007, Bayern Munich club president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed his team had reached an agreement with Werder Bremen regarding the transfer of Klose. Klose completed his medical with Bayern on 28 June 2007 before signing a four-year contract. Klose won the first major honours of his club career at the end of his first season with Bayern, as they won the Bundesliga and the DFB-Pokal in 2007–08. In 2010, he won the 2010 DFL-Supercup. On 7 June 2011, with his contract about to expire, Klose did not reach an agreement with Bayern, thus leaving the club at the end of the 2010–11 season, he had scored. Klose signed a three-year contract with Italian Serie A club Lazio on 9 June 2011, he scored his first goal for Lazio in the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League play-offs and assisted four other goals.

Lazio won the play-off 9 -- 1 on aggregate against Rabotnički. On 9 September 2011, he made his Serie A debut in a 2–2 draw against Milan and scored a goal in the 12th minute, the first Serie A goal of the season. Despite having been at the club for only a few months, Lazio coach Edoardo Reja underlined his importance to the team. On 16 October 2011, Klose scored in the 93rd minute to win the Rome derby against Roma for Lazio, 2–1. However, the occasion was tainted by a small section of radical Lazio fans holding a sign adapted from a motto used by the Nazis; the sign read "Klose Mit Uns", which means "Klose with us". It was intended by those fans as praise for Klose, however the Nazis used the motto "God with us" and the Lazio fans' sign featured the S's in the same font as the logo of Adolf Hitler's Schutzstaffel. Klose had explicitly condemned the sign, saying, "olitics should stay out of the stadium."On 10 December 2011, Klose scored twice and assisted one for Lazio in an away game against Lecce, including an 87-minute goal that gave Lazio a 3–2 victory.

On 2 September 2012, Klose scored his first Serie A goal of the season, scoring a brace in Lazio's 3–0 home win against Palermo. On 26 September, Klose accidentally scored a goal with his ha

List of specialized municipalities in Alberta

A specialized municipality is a type of municipal status used in the Canadian province of Alberta. Alberta's specialized municipalities are unique local governments formed without the creation of special legislation, they allow for the coexistence of urban and rural areas within the jurisdiction of a single municipal government. Specialized municipalities may be formed under the authority of Section 83 of the Municipal Government Act under one of three of the following scenarios: where the Minister of Alberta Municipal Affairs is satisfied that the other incorporated statuses under the MGA do not meet the needs of the proposed municipality's residents. Applications for specialized municipality status are approved via orders in council made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council under recommendation from the Minister of AMA. Alberta has five specialized municipalities that had a cumulative population of 178,598 and an average population of 35,720 in the 2011 Census. Alberta's largest and smallest specialized municipalities are the Strathcona County and the Municipality of Jasper with populations of 92,490 and 4,051 respectively.44 elected officials provide specialized municipality governance throughout the province.

An order in council to incorporate any municipality must give the municipality an official name. Of Alberta's six specialized municipalities, two of them have branded themselves as municipalities in their official names, while three others have branded themselves as counties; the remaining specialized municipality has branded itself as a regional municipality. The use of the regional municipality term in the official name of the one specialized municipality has led to a common belief that a regional municipality is its own separate municipal status type in Alberta, not the case. Meanwhile, the use of the county term in the official names of three specialized municipalities and 46 municipal districts has led to a common belief that a county is a separate municipal status type, not the case; the other major contributor to this common belief is that a county was a former municipal status type in Alberta before the County Act being repealed in 1995. An update to the MGA in 1994 legislated the ability to incorporate a specialized municipality "when no other classification of municipal government can meet the needs of residents of the proposed municipality."

The incorporation of five specialized municipalities followed starting with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in 1995, Strathcona County in 1996, Mackenzie County in 1999, the Municipality of Jasper in 2001, the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass in 2008. The first specialized municipality was created on April 1, 1995, when the former City of Fort McMurray amalgamated with Improvement District No. 143 to form the Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Specialized municipality status was chosen for the amalgamated municipality "to provide for the unique needs of a municipality including a large urban centre and a large rural territory with a small population." Upon incorporation, Fort McMurray was designated an urban service area, an equivalent to a city under the MGA, while the balance of the municipality was designated a rural service area, an equivalent to a municipal district under the MGA. The Municipality of Wood Buffalo was renamed as the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo on August 14, 1996.

The second specialized municipality was incorporated on January 1, 1996. Strathcona County changed its status from a municipal district to a specialized municipality "to provide for the unique needs of a municipality that includes both a large urban centre and a significant rural territory and population." The status change designated Strathcona County's large urban centre, Sherwood Park, as Alberta's second city-equivalent urban service area, while its rural territory was designated a rural service area deemed equivalent to a municipal district. The Municipal District of Mackenzie No. 23 became the third specialized municipality on June 23, 1999. A municipal district, changed its status "to address concerns about municipal government and management in a municipality that serves several unique communities within a large territory." Its unique communities include the hamlets of La Crete and Zama City. The order in council that formed the MD of Mackenzie No. 23 as a specialized municipality included a clause to automatically change it back to a municipal district on November 1, 2001.

This order in council was amended on January 30, 2001, at which point the clause to automatically revert its status was removed. The MD of Mackenzie No. 23 was renamed Mackenzie County on March 8, 2007. The Jasper Improvement District was established as Alberta's fourth specialized municipality under the name of the Municipality of Jasper on July 20, 2001, it was established as a specialized municipality "to provide for the unique needs of residents living within the municipality." The order in council that formed the specialized municipality defined the Town of Jasper as those lands within the Jasper townsite as described in Canada's National Parks Act. The Municipality of Crowsnest Pass was formed as a town on January 1, 1979, through the amalgamation of the towns of Blairmore and Coleman, the villages of Bellevue and Frank, ID No. 5. After another amalgamation with ID No. 6 on January 1, 1996, the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass had its town

Peter Gibson (writer)

Peter Gibson is an American writer. He is the third of five children: Robert Christian Gibson Jr. Paula Elizabeth Gibson, Jeffrey Michael Gibson & Michael Patrick Gibson, his older siblings, Gibby & Paula, along with his mother, Paula Kathryn Ivanovich, were involved in various Broadway productions, this gave him the inspiration and opportunity to pursue a career in show business. Growing up a child actor/model he appeared in various commercials and plays, he attended Arizona State University, Fairfield University and New York University, where he concentrated his studies in Chaos Theory. He left his academic studies to pursue having some success, he starred in American Intellectuals with Shawnee Free Jones, Andrew Lauren, Portia de Rossi and Alex Martin. He left NYC, for Los Angeles and re-directed his talents to concentrate on writing and producing and television; the first feature he wrote and produced was Free, starring Corin Nemec, Randall Batinkoff and Ione Skye. He has written and directed various short films including Mr. BBQ starring Shawnee Free Jones and Ori Mace which won the Stockholm film festival.

He was head of production for the Eugene Chaplin and Kiera Chaplin where he oversaw all stages of production. He created the television shows Skavengers, "Munch Kidz", "Campus Cuisine." He was a dancer on Club MTV, appeared on seven episodes of the Family Feud, was a Fireman in Greenwich, CT. He is Le Cordon Bleu, who teaches children how to cook, he resides in Los Angeles, with his dog Chloe, where he continues to pursue the arts. Couples Therapy – Writer, Producer Ornaments – Producer Farm Girl in New York – "Very Special Thanks" Kill Your Darlings – "Very Special Thanks" The Girl – Producer Mr. BBQ – Writer, director, Cinematographer Free – Gibby, Producer American Intellectuals – Parker Campus Cuisine – Writer, Host Girl NeXXXt Door – Writer, Producer Munch Kidz – Writer, Executive Producer Skavengers – Writer, Executive Producer, Director Beverly Hills, 90210 playing "Eric" in You Better Work Official website Peter Gibson on IMDb