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Notre-Dame d'Afrique

Notre Dame d'Afrique is a Roman Catholic basilica in Algiers, Algeria. It was Louis-Antoine-Augustin Pavy, who served as the Bishop of Algiers from 1846 to 1866, who paved the way for its construction; the basilica was inaugurated after fourteen years of construction. It was founded by Charles Lavigerie, its architect, Jean-Eugène Fromageau, appointed the chief architect for ecclesiastical buildings in French Algeria in 1859, employed a Neo-Byzantine style. Its floor plan is unusual as the choir is situated on the southeast instead of the usual east side of the building; the basilica contains 46 stained glass windows installed in the 19th century. They were blown out during a bombing of the area in April 1943 and have been restored twice since the end of World War II; the basilica was damaged by the 2003 Boumerdès earthquake. A reconstruction project was initiated by Archbishop Henri Teissier in 2003, but work on the project didn't start until the spring of 2007; the total cost of restoration was 5.1 million euros.

The project took three years to complete. Notre Dame d'Afrique is on the north side of Algiers, on a 124 m cliff overlooking the Bay of Algiers, it could be reached from the city centre by a cable car. It can be considered to be the counter-piece to the church of Notre-Dame de la Garde on the other side of the Mediterranean, its symbolic and religious importance can be summed up by the inscription on the apse: Notre Dame d'Afrique priez pour nous et pour les Musulmans. Media related to Notre Dame d'Afrique at Wikimedia Commons The Cemetery, with Chapel, Algeria

Tony Rich

Antonio Jeffries Jr. better known as Tony Rich and The Tony Rich Project, is an American Grammy-award winning R&B singer-songwriter best known for his hit single "Nobody Knows". Rich was born in Detroit, United States, first attracted attention through the production team of Tim & Bob; the duo convinced Perri "Pebbles" Reid over the phone. Rich was hired as a house songwriter for LaFace Records, penning hit singles for artists such as Toni Braxton, Boyz II Men, TLC, A Few Good Men and Johnny Gill; as incoming Vice President of A&R, Eddie F convinced L. A. Reid to sign him as an artist. Rich mixed elements of jazz and soul music into his own tracks. After signing with LaFace Records as an artist, Rich began work on his debut album; the set's lead single "Nobody Knows" was released in November 1995, became a hit single, making it to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 the following year. Under the moniker "The Tony Rich Project," he released his debut album Words in early 1996. Both the album and single went platinum.

The album's follow-up single "Like a Woman" garnered moderate success giving Rich another Top30 AC single. He contributed the track "Highway" to the soundtrack to the 1996 action film Fled and "You're a Winner" to the Rhythm of the Games: 1996 Olympic Games Album compilation; the following year, Rich received four Grammy Award nominations including Best New Artist, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Best R&B Album, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. He ended up winning the award for Best R&B Album. A third single, "Leavin'" was released in 1997 from his debut album and peaked at #88 on the Hot 100 and #53 on the R&B chart; that year, he did some songwriting/production work on albums by Sam Salter, Michael Bolton, 4.0, Aaron Neville. He made his feature film debut, he recorded the track "Harlem is Home" for the movie soundtrack. After the success of his debut, Rich began work on his next album; the album's first single "Silly Man" gained some airplay. His sophomore album Birdseye was released on August 8, 1998 and peaked at #66 on the Billboard R&B chart.

It failed to generate much commercial success. Due to some label issues/mergers, his album was caught in limbo; that same year, he was commissioned to produce a few remixes for the Spice Girls hit single "Viva Forever" in addition to doing some appearances/production work on albums by CeCe Winans and Eric Clapton. With his Birdseye album's cycle cut short, he took some time off to work on various projects. In 1999, he recorded a remake of the classic song "If This World Were Mine" with Grenique for the Marvin is 60 compilation tribute album. For the next few years, he would write and compose songs for a couple of gospel artists such as Anointed and The Wordd, he contributed a few tracks to the Guy reunion album Guy III of which "Why You Wanna Keep Me from My Baby" was released as a single and peaked at #50 on the R&B charts. In 2003, Rich returned with his third album Resurrected which marked his first release as an independent artist. Carrying a different styles, the album featured Rich influenced by Rock music, focusing on his guitar work, in addition to various styles of music.

The set's lead single "Traveling Alone" became an Urban AC hit and became a huge hit in the Brazilian market as covered by the artist Luisa Possi and the album had a follow-up single with the track "Red Wine." In 2006, Rich released his fourth album, Pictures which featured the theme of snapshots of a relationship. It garnered a positive response from his fans, who marked the return to a R&B-focused genre than his previous release. In 2007, he signed with Hidden Beach Recordings, began work on his fifth solo album Exist; the first single from the album "Part the Waves" was released as a digital single, the album soon followed on September 23, 2008. Following the promotion of the album with some tour dates and televised performances, his album track "Sweet Addiction" was featured on Hidden Beach Recordings' Hidden Beach Valentines Vol. 1: Love, Passion & Other Emotions compilation. In 2009, he began preparations to release a new studio album titled Speak Me with Hidden Beach Recordings. However, it wasn't until 2013 that the album was scheduled to be released on March 19, 2013.

The album's lead single. The album was pushed back to a summer release but shelved. However, snippets of the album were made available through Hidden Beach Recordings' Soundcloud account; the latest release from The Tony Rich Project is Encaustic, released in October 2017. Official site Allmusic Tony Rich Project 2013 Audio Interview at

1914–15 Sheffield United F.C. season

The 1914–15 season was the 26th season in existence for Sheffield United, during which they played in Division One. At this time the club did not employ a manager, with the team being selected by the Football Committee although the club secretary, John Nicholson, undertook many of the duties now associated with a team manager; the club continued to establish itself as one of the top sides in the country, finishing sixth in the First Division and beating Chelsea 3–0 in the final to become winners of the FA Cup. After a solid end to the previous season there was an amount of optimism for what the club could achieve in the coming term. Reserve players Bob Barnshaw, Bert Pearson and Sam Bagnall were allowed to leave during the close season but it was thought that only a few good additions to the squad would turn the side into genuine contenders for the league title; the football committee duly signed Harry Pantling and Jack Thompson but it was the signing of Wally Masterman for £800 from Gainsborough Trinity that proved their most astute purchase.

The season was played under the shadow of war from the European continent and attendances dwindled as the country moved onto a war footing. The team's pre-season optimism was dealt a massive blow in their first game when star player Billy Gillespie broke his leg and did not feature again that term; this loss unsettled the team and they made a miserable start, winning only three games up until the start of December. The loss of Gillespie had an unforeseen effect however, as it allowed other players to come into their own. Joe Kitchen was the main goal threat but David Davis and Masterman began to score regularly; the change in fortune came in December from when the team embarked on an impressive run of form, losing only once more until the start of April. During this time the club had another successful run in the FA Cup. Beaten semi-finalists the season before, this time round they reached the final at Old Trafford where they beat Chelsea 3–0 to lift the cup for the third time; the hoped for challenge for the championship never materialised.

The teams success in the cup would begin to have a detrimental effect on their league form as the resulting fixture pile up meant that they were required to play nine competitive games during April 1915, including the FA Cup Final, results suffered accordingly. This, coupled with their poor start, saw the side finish sixth in the table in what turned out to be the final season before the league and cup competitions were abandoned whilst the country was at war. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality; as of the end of the season

World Bowl XV

World Bowl XV was NFL Europa's 2007 championship game, the final game in the league's history. It was played at Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt, Germany on Saturday, June 23, 2007; the defending World Bowl champion Frankfurt Galaxy hosted the Hamburg Sea Devils in their own home stadium. The game marked the third time, they were the host of World Bowl'98 and of World Bowl 2000. World Bowl XV was the only World Bowl under the new NFL Europa branding, it was the first World Bowl appearance for the Sea Devils, while the Galaxy made their 8th appearance, extending the record they held. Meat Loaf and Neverland Express served as the game's pregame show performance; the United States Army Europe Band and Chorus from Heidelberg, Germany served as the game's half time show performance. The Sea Devils won their first World Bowl championship with a 37–28 win, becoming the highest scoring World Bowl in league history. QB Casey Bramlet took MVP honors by completing 20 out of 27 passes for 347 yards and he threw a World Bowl record 4 touchdown passes.

48,125 people were in attendance. The Galaxy won the first meeting 20–17 in Frankfurt, while the Sea Devils took the second meeting 36–31 in Hamburg; the Sea Devils drew first blood with QB Casey Bramlet completing a 3-yard TD pass to WR Justin Jenkins. Afterwards, Bramlet went right back to work with a 35-yard flea-flicker TD pass to WR Marcus Maxwell. In the second quarter, the Galaxy got going with QB J. T. O'Sullivan completing a 24-yard TD pass to WR Brandon Middleton, but Hamburg responded with RB Jermaine Allen getting a 33-yard TD run. Frankfurt answered with RB Decori Birmingham getting a 5-yard TD run, yet the Sea Devils closed out the half with kicker Shane Andrus getting a 24-yard field goal. In the third quarter, the Galaxy played some catch-up with O'Sullivan completing a 24-TD pass to WR Robert Ortiz. However, Hamburg would respond with Bramlet completing a 51-yard TD pass to WR Josh Davis. Frankfurt would get one last score with RB Sha-ron Edwards getting a 2-yard TD run at the end of the third quarter.

However, in the fourth quarter, the Sea Devils took control for the rest of the game. They would get the only score of the quarter with Bramlet hooking up again with Maxwell on a 10-yard TD pass. With the win, Hamburg stripped the Galaxy of their championship title and won their first World Bowl title in their three-year history; the win marked the fourth-straight year that a team lost in the World Bowl after having won the title in the previous year. Hamburg - TD Jenkins 3 yd pass from Bramlet 8:04 1st Hamburg - TD Maxwell 35 yd pass from Bramlet 3:28 1st Frankfurt - TD Middleton 24 yd pass from O'Sullivan 12:28 2nd Hamburg - TD Allen 33 yd run 7:56 2nd Frankfurt - TD Birmingham 5 yd run 4:28 2nd Hamburg - FG Andrus 24 yd 0:03 2nd Frankfurt - TD Ortiz 24 yd pass from O'Sullivan 11:35 3rd Hamburg - TD Davis 51 yd pass from Bramlet 4:27 3rd Frankfurt - TD Edwards 2 yd run 0:00 3rd Hamburg - TD Maxwell 10 yd pass from Bramlet 10:55 4th 2007 in American football

Don't Worry Baby

"Don’t Worry Baby" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Roger Christian, produced by Wilson and first recorded by the American rock band, the Beach Boys. The band's version, a tender ballad with falsetto lead vocal by Wilson, was first released on their 1964 album Shut Down Volume 2, it was released as the B-side of The Beach Boys' first US number-one, "I Get Around" reaching number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 in its own right. The song "Don't Worry Baby" is part of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list, it is ranked as the 178th greatest song of all time in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, Pitchfork Media placed it at number 14 on its list of "The 200 Greatest Songs of the 1960s". The song, as performed by the Beach Boys, is sung from the point of view of a teenager who reluctantly agrees to a challenge to race a rival after rashly bragging about his car, is reassured by his girlfriend's plea to take her love with him when he races. David Howard wrote that "Don't Worry Baby" was a "subtle harbinger for the growing dichotomy within the California Sound.

While'I Get Around' symbolized the sunshine ideal in all its carefree splendor,'Don't Worry Baby' suggested something more pensive and slightly dark underneath its pristine facade." Recording took place on January 1964 at United Western Recorders' Studio 3, Hollywood. Vocals and guitars were overdubbed two days later. Take 12 was used for the master. Brian Wilson cited the song as his attempt to capture the essence of his all-time favorite record, "Be My Baby" by the Ronettes. Wilson estimates he has listened to the latter song "more than 1,000 times." Track details courtesy of session archivist Craig Slowinski. The Beach BoysAl Jardine – harmony and backing vocals, bass guitar Mike Love – harmony and backing vocals Brian Wilson – lead and backing vocals. A single mono mix appeared on the 20 More Good Vibrations compilation. On the 2008 Singles box set, a mono album version was used instead of the single mix; the original stereo mix of "Don't Worry Baby" had Brian's lead vocal hard-panned in the left channel, the instrumental track in the centre and backing vocals on the right, had an uneven fade out with most of the instruments abruptly fading out before the vocals.

Thanks to the discovery of the lost multi-track masters in 2009, an alternate stereo mix was created from the analog master with the instrumental track and Brian's lead vocal placed in the middle channel while the backing vocals were shared between the left and right channels with a more finished fade out at the end. This new stereo mix can be found on the 2009 compilation Summer Love Songs and the 2013 boxset Made in California. Lorrie Morgan sang lead vocals on the Beach Boys' 1996 Stars and Stripes Vol. 1 album and was their only venture into the genre of country music to date. This version peaked at number 73 on the Billboard Hot Country Tracks chart; the production of "Don't Worry Baby" formed the basis of the Byrds' recording of "Mr. Tambourine Man". Garbage's 1998 single, "Push It", contains an interpolation of its chorus, Wilson/Christian were given songwriting credits. A cover version of "Don't Worry Baby" was done by B. J. Thomas in 1977, his producer Chris Christian, who had produced BJ's gold Contemporary Christian album "Home Where I Belong" had met the MCA Records executives while working the Olivia Newton-Johns album "Don't Stop Believing" in Nashville.

Chris presented the idea to the MCA executives to sign BJ to MCA, record a cover of "Don't Worry Baby". MCA agreed and the following cover went on to become a moderate success, peaking at numbers #17 on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart as well as reaching number 12 on the pop charts in Canada; this would go on to become Thomas's last major hit in the pop sphere for either nation to date. Howard, David N.. Sonic Alchemy: Visionary Music Producers and Their Maverick Recordings. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 978-0-634-05560-7. Whitburn, Joel. Hot Country Songs 1944–2012. Record Research, Inc. p. 37. ISBN 978-0-89820-203-8. Greg Panfile's Musical Analysis of "Don't Worry Baby" Video on YouTube

Jim Foster (basketball)

Jim Foster is the former head coach of the women's college basketball team at Chattanooga. He has served as a head coach of the women's basketball team at St. Joseph's, Vanderbilt and Ohio State, he has been elected to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the class of 2013. On February 1, 2018, Foster notched his 900th career win as a head coach, becoming the eighth fastest to reach that mark and tying for seventh in all-time career wins, he announced his retirement after 40 years on the bench. Foster was born October 1948 in Abington, Pennsylvania, he grew up in Cheltenham and attended Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He joined the Army in 1966, served until 1969, with half of that time spent in Vietnam. While he was serving, his brother, John was drafted. Although Jim's tour was scheduled to end, he agreed to serve an additional tour in Vietnam so his brother would not have to serve in a war zone. After completing his tours, Foster attended Temple University, graduating in 1980.

Foster began his coaching career at Bishop McDevitt High School in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania where he served as the boys basketball assistant coach and the girls basketball head coach. Foster began his college head coaching career as the head coach at St. Joseph's in 1978, he remained as head coach for 13 seasons, compiling a record of 248–126. In 1985, the Hawks won seven of their eight Atlantic Ten games to win the conference title, they won 25 games during the season to earn their first bid to an NCAA tournament. This bid would be the first of six consecutive bids to the NCAA Tournament. Foster accepted a position as head coach of the women's basketball team at Vanderbilt in 1991, he remained there for eleven seasons, compiling a record of 256–99. While at Vanderbilt, Foster served a one-year term as President of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Foster became the head coach of the women's basketball team at Ohio State in 2002, he served in that position for eleven years, with a record of 279–82.

While at Ohio State, the Big Ten selected Foster as the women's basketball coach of the year three consecutive years, 2005–2007 and again in 2009. Foster was fired by Ohio State at the end of the 2012–2013 season after his team did not make the NCAA tournament. Kevin McGuff was hired as his replacement. Ohio State played Notre Dame in the first women's basketball game played on an aircraft carrier; the game was played on the USS Yorktown, now a National Historic Landmark in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The Yorktown served in Vietnam. Notre Dame won the game, 57–51. On May 9, 2013, Chattanooga announced the hiring of Foster to become the new head coach of the women's basketball team. In April 2016, Chattanooga announced that Foster's contract had been extended through the 2021–22 season, although he decided to retire in May 2018. Foster served as assistant coach or head coach of USA Basketball teams on nine different occasions, is serving as the chair of the Women's Junior National Team Committee.

In 1987, he was the assistant coach of the gold medal winning 1987 Olympic Festival women's basketball team. In 1989 he was the assistant coach of the USA representative at the World Junior Championships in Bilbao, Spain. In 1990, he was an assistant coach under Theresa Grentz for the USA National team at the World Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; the team, behind the 22 point per game scoring of Teresa Edwards, won all eight contests, with only the win over Cuba decided by single digits. The USA team faced Yugoslavia in the gold medal game, won 88–78; the same team returned to Washington for the 1990 Goodwill Games. The team hadn't lost a game in the last 36 games, but they struggled in the opening game against South Korea, they were trailing after more than eleven minutes played before going on a run to take a commanding lead. The next opponent was the USSR; the USA team won two games and faced the USSR again for the gold medal. This time, the USA took at ten point lead in the first half, opened the second half with a 16–1 run and held on to win 82–70.

In 1991, Foster had his first USA experience as a head coach, with the Junior Select Team, coaching the team to a 5–1 record. In 1992, he returned to his role as an assistant under Grentz, when the USA National team went to the Olympics in Barcelona, Spain; the team only suffered one loss but it was a 79–73 loss in the medal round to the Unified team. The team won the final game against Cuba to earn the Bronze medal. Foster took over the head coaching duties of the USA Women's Junior World Championship Team in 1993; the Championship was held in South Korea. The USA team lost to host South Korea, but won three games to stay in contention for the medal round. At the end of preliminary play, the USA team, with a 4–1 record, was in a three-way tie for two medal round positions; the tie-breaking rule was based upon point differential, the USA team was third behind South Korea and Russia. The USA team lost a one-point game to France, recovered to beat Japan in the final game; the team ended with an overall record of 5 -- 2.

In 1997, Foster was named head coach of the USA representative to the World University Games, held in Marsala, Italy. The USA team had not won gold in this biennial event since 1991; this year, the USA team would be dominant, with easy victories in all but one contest. After winning their first three contests by no fewer than 38 points, the USA team faced Russia; the game had 13 lead changes. Connecticut's Nykesha Sales led t