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New Zealand Cricket

New Zealand Cricket the New Zealand Cricket Council, is the governing body for professional cricket in New Zealand. Cricket is the highest profile summer sport in New Zealand. New Zealand Cricket operates the New Zealand cricket team, organising Test tours and One-Day Internationals with other nations, it organises domestic cricket in New Zealand, including the Plunket Shield first-class competition, the Ford Trophy domestic one-day competition and the Super Smash domestic Twenty20 competition David White is the Chief Executive Officer of New Zealand Cricket. Kane Williamson is the current Black Caps captain in all forms of the game, succeeding Brendon McCullum who retired in 2015. On 27 December 1894, 12 delegates from around New Zealand met in Christchurch to form the New Zealand Cricket Council. Heathcote Williams was elected the inaugural president, Charles Smith the secretary; the Council's aims were to promote and co-ordinate cricket in New Zealand and to organize international tours from and to New Zealand.

New Zealand Cricket has established High Performance Cricket training centre based at Lincoln University. It operates a grassroots development programme for school children called'MILO Kiwi Cricket'. John Wright, former NZ opening batsman, was appointed acting high performance manager for NZC in November 2007 before taking up the head coach position in December 2010. Former Australian Coach John Buchanan was appointed as NZC Director of Cricket in May 2011 as the architect of our new high performance programme, he will perform a number of key duties including the establishment of clear and consistent national coaching philosophies, implement a talent identification programme and oversee the Selection Panel. New Zealand has many private cricket academies; the Bracewell Cricket Academy based at Rathkeale College is one of the largest cricket academies, providing an Overseas Cricket Development Programme, a Pre-Season Coaching Camp and a Festival of Cricket. There are over 100,000 registered cricketers in New Zealand.

By way of comparison and the UK have around 500,000 each. According to Mark O'Neill, New Zealand's batting coach from 2007–09, the competition at club level in NZ is nowhere near as intense as in Australia. "In Sydney there are 20 first grade teams, each club has five grades. To get to first grade you've got to be a friggin' good player and once you get there the competition is very fierce. It's not the same standard. Competition is everything and the only way the New Zealand guys are going to get, to play the world's best players." New Zealand Cricket operates the New Zealand cricket team, organising Test tours and One-Day Internationals with other nations. It organises domestic cricket in New Zealand, including the Plunket Shield first-class competition, the Ford Trophy domestic one-day competition and the Super Smash domestic Twenty20 competition. New Zealand Cricket involves the following domestic teams: Auckland Aces Canterbury Central Stags Northern Districts Otago Volts Wellington Firebirds New Zealand Cricket derives most of its revenue from the sale of two types of broadcasting rights.

Broadcasting rights to home internationals. A share of the broadcasting rights the ICC sells to its tournaments, such as the World Cup. Host nations pick up all the expenses of touring teams, but get sole access to all broadcast rights and gate receipts. In November 2007 it was announced that NZC had made a 5-year deal for the broadcasting rights to home internationals for NZ$65.4m with Sony Entertainment Television. The previous four-year deal between NZC and ESPN-Star was for only NZ$14.4m. Part of the 5-fold increase in value is due to the Indian team's tour of NZ in 2009. Prior to the 2009 Indian tour of NZ the Sunday Star Times reported that "NZ Cricket hits $25m jackpot"; the article claimed that NZ Cricket will get $1 million for each of the 22 days the Indians take the field and that NZ Cricket had insured against loss of income for the sale of TV rights due to bad weather. NZC boss Justin Vaughan said that a tour by India generates "many times" more income than tours by Australia, South Africa and England and that the Indian tour was worth more to NZC than the payout from the Cricket World Cup, around $20m.

The article states that over the past two years, NZC's income has been around $30m, but this year Vaughan is hoping to get more than $40 million from broadcast rights and ticket sales. In 2007, the ICC sold the rights to broadcast the World Cup, the Champions Trophy and the ICC World Twenty20 to ESPN Star Sports until 2015 for US$1 billion. NZC will receive a slice of that. In November 2017, Star Sports acquired the broadcast and digital rights for New Zealand Cricket for all men's and women's international matches being organised in the country till April 2020 for the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. On 19 December 2010, after months of negotiations, New Zealand Cricket announced it had signed a business deal with USACA which would see New Zealand play a certain number of games in the USA and make its players available to participate in any Twenty20 leagues in the USA. A new company was created called Cricket Holdings America LLC; this new company will hold the rights to hold Twenty20 leagues within the United States.

New Zealand Cricket chief Justin Vaughan said he was happy with the development because New Zealand was a small market and to exploit a market will allow New Zealand Cricket to secure its funding in the long-term and will allow cricket to develop popularity as a game in the United States of America. Cricket in New Zealand New Zealand national cricket team New Zealand Cricket website Official Facebook page Black Caps websi

Jimmy Murphy (footballer)

James Patrick Murphy was a Welsh footballer who made over 200 appearances for West Bromwich Albion and won 15 caps for the Wales national team, which he managed. Murphy is most famous for being an influential figure at Manchester United from 1946 until the 1970s, as assistant manager, first-team coach, reserve team manager and a full-time scout, although he disliked the limelight and preferred to work behind the scenes. Following the Munich air disaster on 6 February 1958, Murphy temporarily took over as Manchester United manager until the end of the 1957–58 season, steering the club through its greatest crisis. Murphy had not been on the Munich aeroplane, as he had missed the trip in order to take charge of Wales against Israel in Cardiff on the same night as Manchester United's match against Red Star Belgrade in Yugoslavia. Wales' win. Born in Ton Pentre, Murphy attended Ton Pentre Village School and as a boy played the church organ; as a youth he played football for Ton Pentre Boys, Treorchy Thursday F.

C. Treorchy Juniors and Mid-Rhondda Boys and in 1924 represented Wales in a schoolboy international against England in Cardiff, he turned professional in February 1928. Murphy made his debut in a 1–0 defeat away to Blackpool on 5 March 1930 and played one further league game during his first season. In the following season, 1930–31, West Bromwich Albion won the FA Cup and promotion from the Second Division, but Murphy had yet to establish himself in the team and again made just two appearances, he became a regular in the Albion side upon the club's return to the First Division. The 1934–35 season saw Murphy miss just one match all season, he helped Albion to reach the 1935 FA Cup Final, which they lost 4–2 to Sheffield Wednesday. Murphy played more than 200 times for Albion, before moving to Swindon Town in 1939, but the Second World War ended his spell at Swindon as soon as it had begun. Murphy was called up to the Welsh national team during the 1930s, winning 15 caps. During the Second World War, Murphy was giving a speech about football to a band of troops, in attendance was Matt Busby.

Busby was so impressed by Murphy's speech that, upon his appointment as manager of Manchester United, he made Murphy the first signing of his tenure at the club. Murphy had the role of "chief coach" from 1946 until 1955, became assistant manager in 1955 after Manchester United won their third FA Youth Cup in a row, it was Murphy's responsibility at the club to train the young footballers who were to become the "Busby Babes", which included Duncan Edwards and Bobby Charlton. Prior to this the larger teams had bought rather than developed their players but instead Busby decided to replace the older and more experienced players in his team with their youth players. After the Munich air disaster of 6 February 1958, he temporarily took over as manager while Matt Busby recovered from his injuries and, having assembled a substitute team, steered United to the 1958 FA Cup Final. Murphy had not been on the fatal flight because he had been away managing the Welsh team in a World Cup qualifying game. Murphy managed Wales at the 1958 FIFA World Cup in Sweden when they reached the quarter-finals in their only appearance to date in a World Cup finals tournament.

They lost 1–0 to Brazil, to a goal by 17 year-old Pelé. Despite being approached to manage Brazil and Arsenal, he remained as assistant manager at Old Trafford until 1971. Murphy chose never to become manager of the club because of his hate of the limelight, he loved working in the background but never aspired to fulfil the job of manager. From 1973, Murphy did scouting work for Manchester United, most famously during the managerial reign of Tommy Docherty, when Murphy urged Docherty to sign wingers Steve Coppell and Gordon Hill. Murphy died in November 1989, aged 79. In Murphy's honour, Manchester United commissioned the "Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year Award", to be given to the best player in the club's youth system in the previous season, it was first awarded the summer with Lee Martin receiving the inaugural award. On 23 March 2009, a blue plaque was placed on his former family home in Pentre, he was portrayed by Philip Madoc in the 2000 film Best, by David Tennant in the 2011 BBC Two film United, which centred on the Busby Babes and the Munich air disaster.

Manager – took over for five months after the Munich air disaster Assistant manager Chief coach Reserve team manager Full-time scout Scouting office clerk Part-time scout Manchester United First Division: 1951–52, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1964–65, 1966–67 FA Cup: 1947–48, 1962–63 FA Charity Shield: 1952, 1956, 1957, 1965, 1967 European Cup: 1967–68 The Central League: 1946–47, 1955–56, 1959–60 FA Youth Cup: 1952–53, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1963–64 Murphy married Winifred Powell at West Bromwich in 1935, they had six children, John, Jimmy Jr. Nicholas and Anne, they were married for 54 years until his death. Winifred outlived him by nine years, dying in 1998 at the age of 84

Columbia National Wildlife Refuge

Columbia National Wildlife Refuge is a scenic mixture of rugged cliffs, canyons and sagebrush grasslands. Formed by fire, ice and volcanic tempest, carved by periods of extreme violence of natural forces, the refuge lies in the middle of the Drumheller Channeled Scablands of central Washington; the area reveals a rich geologic history highlighted by periods of dramatic activity, each playing a major role in shaping the land. The northern half of the refuge, south of Potholes Reservoir, is a rugged jumble of cliffs, canyons and remnants of lava flows; this part of the Scablands, known as the Drumheller Channels, is the most spectacularly eroded area of its size in the world and was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1986. The favorable mixture of lakes and surrounding irrigated croplands, combined with mild winters and protection provided by the refuge, attracts large numbers of migrating and wintering mallard ducks, Canada geese, trumpeter swans and tundra swans. Mammals species that inhabit this refuge include raccoon, badger, coyote, Canadian lynx, two species of deer, beaver, river otter and cougar.

Hunting and fishing are popular in the park. Hunting requires a permit; the refuge is located in the rainshadow of the Cascade Mountains, the climate is arid and desert-like. The park receives less than eight inches of annual rainfall on average; the wildlife is supported by water routed from the Grand Coulee Dam, the park is part of the Columbia Basin Project. This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Columbia National Wildlife Refuge U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Young Muslim Organisation

Young Muslim Organisation is a youth-oriented initiative. It was established by Bangladeshi youths in East London during the period of racial attacks in Tower Hamlets in 1978; the group first met in London in October 1978 to bring together what its website describes as "a dynamic band of youth who would respond to the challenges faced by their community with deep faith, true commitment and a positive and comprehensive work plan". Its dawah work includes School Link Project, College Link Project and University Link Project which organise activities such as lectures, awards ceremonies and sports activities. Authors such as Brian Belton and Sadek Hamid describe the group as catering for and run by young people of Bangladeshi origin, it is a competitor to another Islamic youth work group, The Young Muslims UK. The two groups have minimal differences but the Young Muslim Organisation has a more conservative interpretation of sharia and Islamic jurisprudence. According to a former activist, Ed Husain, YMO was founded by supporters of Abul A'la Maududi and Hassan al-Banna, members are encouraged to follow their works.

Husain describes the organisation as being structured in a hierarchy with ordinary members at the bottom, followed by pillar members, the National Executive Committee of the YMO at the top. Ordinary members become pillar after years of activities and proving one's loyalty when they take a vow and swearing allegiance to the leadership. At least when Husain was a member in the early 1990s, East London Mosque was a YMO stronghold from which the organisation was working to spread. Members were expected to an account of their daily activities reporting their achievements at the YMO weekly meeting

1906 Florida football team

The 1906 Florida football team was the first official varsity team fielded by the new University of the State of Florida. The team finished its inaugural season with a winning record of 5–3; the 1906 Florida gridders were known as "Pee Wee's Boys" in honor of their coach, Jack "Pee Wee" Forsythe, a former Clemson Tigers lineman who played for coach John Heisman from 1901 to 1903. Coach Forsythe played on the team as an end. Florida has fielded a team every season since 1906, with the exception of 1943. During the early 1900s, the Florida football team competed in the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States, but was not affiliated with an athletic conference; the University of Florida did not adopt the "Florida Gators" nickname for its sports teams until 1911, the early Florida football teams were known as "Florida" or the "Orange and Blue." The Florida football teams played their home games in a variety of locations, including the university's Gainesville, Florida campus. Intramural football had been played at the Florida Agricultural College since 1899.

The 1904 team went winless in a Florida team's first campaign against southern powers. After the Buckman Act in 1905, the modern University of Florida hired coach C. A. Holton and was ready to play its first season; the team played one half of football against the Julia Landon Institute of Jacksonville. The season was described by Tom McEwen as "lame duck and troubled." Players were banned by Andrew Sledd from playing. The captain of the 1905 team was William M. Rowlett. Of all the players from the earlier predecessor teams of the Florida Gators, only tackle William Gibbs of the 1905 Lake City team is known to have played for the new university's team in Gainesville in the fall of 1906. At the end of 1905 football looked about to be abolished due to all of the reoccurring violence during games. Football was a sport that had degenerated into dangerous tactics such as: the flying wedge, kicking, piling-on, elbows to the face. Any violent behavior was allowed. Fatalities and injuries mounted during the 1905 season.

As a result, the 1906 season was played under a new set of rules. The rules governing intercollegiate football were changed to promote a more open and less dangerous style of play. An intercollegiate conference, which would become the forerunner of the NCAA, approved radical changes including the legalization of the forward pass, allowing the punting team to recover an on-side kick as a live ball, abolishing the dangerous flying wedge, creating a neutral zone between offense and defense, doubling the first-down distance to 10 yards, to be gained in three downs. Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide; the University of Florida beat the Gainesville Athletic Club 16–6, the Gainesville team scoring on a fumble recovery in the second half. In the second week of play, coach E. E. Tarr started Mercer's early winning streak over Florida with a 12–0 win. Florida played its first game in Macon. A fumble changed the momentum of the second half. Mercer's Dickey ran 40 yards around right end for the touchdown.

The starting lineup was Clarke, Earman, Wissen, Graham, Forsyth, Hancock. "Pee Wee's Boys" beat the Rollins Tars 6–0 in their first intercollegiate game played in Gainesville, Florida on October 26, 1906. The game was played on a baseball field just north of; the game was scoreless in the first half. Roy Corbett ran 25 yards around left end for the games only touchdown. Shands kicked goal. Florida beat the Riverside Athletic Club of Jacksonville 19–0. Shands scored by catching a 15-yard forward pass; the goal was kicked by Forsythe, the star of the game. Hancock scored a touchdown, Gibbs snuffed out a trick play. Florida scored once more in the second half; the Florida team suffered a defeat to the Savannah Athletic Club, 27–2. Savannah outweighed Florida by some 30 pounds, Florida was proud of giving Savannah a better game than Stetson. Rollins won the second game, 5–0. Again neither team scored until the final few minutes. Donald Cheney scored Rollins' touchdown. Coach Forsythe resigned to accept a position as player-coach with the Riverside team, the team disbanded only to reunite under interim coach and ROTC Lieutenant L. R. Ball.

Athens Athletic Club fell to Florida 10–0. Florida again beat Riverside Athletic Club 39–0. Carlson, Norm. University of Florida Football Vault: The History of the Florida Gators. Atlanta, Georgia: Whitman Publishing, LLC. Horne, Larry E.. Florida Gators IQ. ISBN 1-4499-8947-0. McCarthy, Kevin M. Fightin' Gators: A History of University of Florida Football. Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7385-0559-6. McEwen, Tom; the Gators: A Story of Florida Football. Huntsville, Alabama: The Strode Publishers. ISBN 0-87397-025-X

1928 New Jersey gubernatorial election

The 1928 New Jersey gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 1928. Republican nominee Morgan Foster Larson defeated Democratic nominee William L. Dill with 54.88% of the vote. Primary elections were held on May 15, 1928. Morgan Foster Larson, State Senator Robert Carey J. Henry Harrison William L. Dill, Motor Vehicle Commissioner Major party candidates Morgan Foster Larson, Republican William L. Dill, DemocraticOther candidates Eugene A. Smith, Prohibition Party W. K. Tallman, Socialist Scott Nearing, Workers John C. Butterworth, Socialist Labor Party of America