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Outfield

The outfield, in cricket and baseball, is the area of the field of play further from the batsman or batter than the infield. In soccer, the outfield players are positioned outside the goal area. In both baseball and cricket, fielders in the outfield have more ground to cover, but more time before the ball reaches them. Catches are most to arise from shots that have been'skied' or'popped'. If a catch is not possible the fielder will attempt to head off, pick up and throw in the ball as as possible to reduce the distance the runners can run and to effect a run out or tag out. In cricket, where the ball is far more to stay low against the ground than in baseball, the condition of the turf has a major effect on the speed at which the ball travels through the outfield. On a slow outfield the ball decelerates making fielding easier and batting harder — in particular boundaries are far harder to hit; this occurs if the playing surface is uneven or if it is damp from rain or dew. However, on a fast outfield the ball does not decelerate even when rolling along the turf racing past the fielders and over the boundary rope.

In these circumstances, batsmen find it easier to score runs quickly. Commentators refer to the ball accelerating to the boundary on fast outfields, but this only physically occurs on grounds with a slope and on which the ball is moving downhill. In baseball, a slow, damp outfield is considered an advantage for the hitter, in as much as a batted ball will not travel as to an outfielder in the traditional deep position for fly balls, thus may permit additional advance by batters and other runners on the basepaths. In addition, a wet, slick ball can not be thrown with the accuracy of a dry one permitting the opportunity for additional advance on the bases. Moreover, a wet field slows the footspeed of the defense, so fielders will be able to reach fewer flies and line drives in the air before they go through to the fences. In association football, eleven players are fielded in each match; the goalkeeper remains in the goal, the remaining ten players are "outfield" players. Infield Fielding Baseball field Total Football Outfielder for more information about the baseball fielding positions in the outfield.

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Vlad Morar

Călin Vlad Morar is a Romanian professional footballer who plays as a forward for FC Voluntari, in the Liga I. Morar was the most efficient player of the 2010–11 season, after scoring 1 goal in just 1 minute of play, he moved to Petrolul Ploiești in the 2012 summer transfer window, after a mass of players from Universitatea Cluj signed with the "Yellow Wolves". On 31 July 2017 he signed a three-year contract with Panetolikos. On 26 August 2017 he scored his first goal in a 2-2 home draw against Atromitos. On 19 November 2017 he scored with a sensational shot in a 1-1 away draw against PAS Giannina, which earned him the best goal award for matchday 11. On 26 November 2017 Morar scored in a 3-1 home win against AEL, the first since matchday 6. On 6 January 2018 he scored with a penalty in a 4-1 home loss against AEK Athens. On 21 January 2018 he opened the score in a 1-1 home draw against Panionios. On 18 February 2018 he scored both with penalties, in a 2-1 away win against Levadiakos. On 15 April 2018, he opened the score, just after 38 seconds, in an eventual 4-2 away loss against AEL.

One week he scored with a penalty in a 1-0 home win against Lamia. On 3 September 2018, he scored a brace against OFI; these were his first goals for the 2018–19 season. On 16 September 2018, he scored in a 1-1 away draw against Xanthi, exploiting on Živko Živković's poor reaction. On 6 October 2018, he scored in a 2-1 home win against Levadiakos. On 28 October 2018, he opened the score with a lucky free-kick in an eventual 1-1 home win against Asteras Tripoli. On 10 December 2018, he scored in a 2-1 home win against Apollon Smyrnis, his first goal for the 2019–20 season came in a 3-1 away defeat against OFI. On 14 January 2020, Vlad Morar signed a 6-month contract with FC Voluntari. Petrolul PloieștiCupa României: 2012–13Viitorul ConstanțaLiga I: 2016–17

Nicolas Merindol

Nicolas Mérindol, was the former CEO of the Groupe Caisse d’Épargne. Since July 2012 he has been the Partner of Amilton, a financial services group, he was the Vice-Chairman for France of Banca Leonardo, a position he took up in January 2010. He has served as the Chairman of Constructa Asset Management’s Board of Directors since December 2012. Nicolas Mérindol obtained a degree from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion de Paris and is a qualified chartered accountant. Nicolas Mérindol’s career began in Renault's Financial Department, first in France and in Argentina from 1984 to 1987, he went on to join the Caisse des dépôts et consignations where he was responsible for regional credit institutions. He joined Groupe Caisse d'épargne in 1988. After several years on the ground in various managerial positions at the Caisse d'Épargne in Picardie, he became the CFO in 1996 the CEO of Groupe Caisse d’Épargne in September 2006; as CEO of Groupe Caisse d’Épargne, Nicolas Mérindol held a number of board positions in the banking and services industries: Chairman of the Board of Crédit foncier de France Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Banque Palatine Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Gestrim Chairman of the Supervisory Board of La Compagnie 1818 Banquiers Privés Chairman of GCE Capital Member of the Board of Directors of CNP Assurances Member of the Supervisory Board of Natixis Member of the Board of Directors of Nexity Member of the Board of CofaceIn 2007 he launched a sustainable development programme at Groupe Caisse d'Epargne called “Bénéfices Futurs”.

This was a pioneering programme for a large banking group, the objective of, to rate all products according to three criteria: safety and climate. He worked on social issues alongside the National Federation of Caisses D’Épargne, developing measures to fight against banking exclusion through the “Parcours Confiance” programme. During this time period he held investment banking positions in France and abroad, including: Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Fonds de Garantie des Déposants President of the European Banking Committee Director of La Banca Carige After leaving Groupe Caisse d’Epargne in 2009, he created his own consulting firm and joined Banca Leonardo in January 2010 as Vice-Chairman for the Group’s French subsidiaries. In July 2012 he launched "Amilton", an independent banking services group that he directs through Amilton Partenaires, where he is a strategic shareholder. Amilton works in the fields of Asset Management, Corporate Finance Consulting, Specialised Financial Services.

Nicolas Mérindol is a member of the Board of Directors of several other companies. As part of his commitment to social issues, Nicolas Mérindol has been active in a number of organisations ·: Member of the Social Cohesion Fund Committee Member of the National Sustainable Development Committee Member of the Board of Directors of Vigeo · Professor of Financial Mathematics and Finance at ESCAE In 2009, he became Chairman of the Board of Directors of AMREF Flying Doctors, was elected to its International Board based in Kenya. AMREF is the most important African humanitarian NGO focused on medical research. In 2012 he was elected to the board of Hôpital Foch. Nicolas Mérindol is a commercial court judge, having been elected in 2010 and 2012 to the Bobigny Commercial Court. Nicolas Mérindol is a recipient of the Moroccan Order of Ouissam Alaouite. Http://www.amref.fr/ http://www.amilton.fr/

Cucumber Castle (film)

Cucumber Castle is a British comedy film starring The Bee Gees that aired on BBC2 on 26 December 1970. By the time filming began in 1969, the Bee Gees were down to a trio consisting of Barry and Maurice Gibb and the drummer Colin Petersen. Robin Gibb quit the group earlier in the year following the release of the group's fourth album Odessa. Songs for the film were recorded during the summer of 1969 with Petersen on drums, but when filming began, he was fired from the group, his scenes from the film were cut and he is not credited on the accompanying album, though he does play on some songs. The plot revolves around two heirs, Prince Frederick and his brother Prince Marmaduke, their dying father. On his death bed, The King orders his kingdom divided into two halves, the Kingdom of Jelly and the Kingdom of Cucumbers. Before the king dies, Prince Frederick declares himself the "King of Cucumber" and Prince Marmaduke becomes the "King of Jelly"; the film intersperses comedy sketches with Bee Gees songs plus performances by Lulu and Blind Faith with several cameo appearances.

At the end, the king changes his mind and comes back, "I think these girls are working". Peter Blythe... Narrator Eleanor Bron... Lady Margerie Pee Pat Coombs... Nurse Sarah Charles Bottom Barry Gibb... Prince Frederick, King of Cucumber Maurice Gibb... Prince Mamaduke, King of Jelly Frankie Howerd... Dying King Lulu... Lulu the cook Spike Milligan... The Court Jester Julian Orchard... Julian the Lord Chamberlaine Vincent Price... Wicked Count Voxville Ginger Baker... Himself Eric Clapton... Himself Ric Grech... Himself Steve Winwood... Himself Roger Daltrey... Himself Donovan... Himself Marianne Faithfull... Herself Mick Jagger... Himself "Don't Forget to Remember" by Bee Gees "Then You Left Me" by Bee Gees "I Was the Child" by Bee Gees "The Lord" by Bee Gees "My Thing" by Bee Gees "Morning of my Life" by Lulu "Mrs. Robinson" by Lulu "Well All Right" by Blind Faith The title was released in the U. S. in the early days of home video by the tiny label Video Tape Network, but disappeared from sale due to a licensing dispute.

The tape was once cited by Video Review magazine as the rarest commercial release and copies have fetched three figures on the collector's market. It has never since been released on home video in any form, though bootlegs have circulated for years. Cucumber Castle on IMDb

Gáe Bulg

The Gáe Bulg, meaning "spear of mortal pain/death", "gapped/notched spear", or "belly spear", was the name of the spear of Cúchulainn in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. It was given to him by his martial arts teacher, the warrior woman Scáthach, its technique was taught only to him, it was made from the bone of a sea monster, the Coinchenn, that had died while fighting another sea monster, the Curruid. Although some sources make it out to be a deadly spear, others—notably the Book of Leinster—state that it could only be used under specialized, ritual conditions: In other versions of the legend, the spear had seven heads, each with seven barbs. In the Táin Bó Cuailnge, Cúchulainn received the spear after training with the great warrior mistress Scáthach in Alba, she taught him and his foster-brother, everything the same, except she only taught the Gáe Bulg feat to Cuchulainn. He used it in single combat against Ferdiad, they were fighting in a ford, Ferdiad had the upper hand. Ferdiad died soon after.

On a separate occasion, Cúchulainn killed his own son, with the spear. In both instances, it was used as a last resort, as once thrown. Cúchulainn's use of the Gáe Bulg in the Táin Bó Cuailnge exemplifies its deadliness and the gruesome condition in which it leaves its victims; this can be seen in the fact that after it is used, one must cut into the victim to retrieve it. This was the case in Cúchulainn's slaying of Ferdiad; as it is stated in Ciaran Carson's translation of The Táin: Traditionally, the name has been translated as "belly spear", with the second element of the name, being treated as a derivative of Old Irish bolg "belly, bag". Several notable Celtic scholars, including Joseph Loth and Kuno Meyer, have preferred to derive it rather from Old Irish bolc "gap, notch", suggesting a linguistic link with the second element in the name of Fergus mac Róich's sword and King Arthur's sword Caledfwlch. Linguist Eric Hamp derives the second element, from a Proto-Celtic compound *balu-gaisos meaning "spear of mortal pain/death spear".

Once the second element *gaisos "spear" was no longer recognizable to Irish speaker, its Old Irish cognate, gáe, was reattached to the beginning for clarification, forming a new, tautological compound. An episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind postulated from their team's research. Gungnir, Odin's spear in Nordic legend Spear of Lugh in Irish myth Mythological weapons, for a list

Joseph Stillitz

Chaim Joseph Stillitz was a Polish-born British businessman, who founded and was chairman of the Gor-Ray skirts company. Stillitz was born into a Polish-Jewish Sztyglic family, in Warsaw in 1903, who emigrated to East London in around 1908 to escape the Jewish pogroms during the Polish revolution, he pursued the family business of tailoring, anglicising his name in the 1920s to trade as C. Stillitz along with his brother Abraham Louis Stillitz in Hackney. In 1928 he married the sister of Sidney Rustin, founder of the Rustins paint brand, with whom he had four children, two boys and two girls, his youngest son is inventor and publisher Gerald Stillit and his youngest daughter is artist and sculptor Barbara Kulick, commissioned by Prince Charles to sculpt his portrait. Following the War he was naturalised as a British citizen taking the name Stillitz and moving to Finchley, St John's Wood and Mayfair, his elegant ladieswear business grew to be successful. The Gor-Ray Company was established in the 1920s as a manufacturer of top-quality skirts and trousers, specialising in pleated, classically tailored skirts.

C. Stillitz & Co. the name was changed to Gor-Ray Ltd in the early 1930s following the success of its leading product, a gored, sunray-pleated skirt. Stillitz innovatively realised the ability to tailor skirts far more efficiently than his competitors to still provide the same hem circumference and fullness while eliminating excess material at the waist in producing the gored pattern, thus permitting the use of more expensive fabrics. Pleats had been styled by folding and pressing the material, meaning that pleats lost their form and had to be periodically re-pressed in order to hold their shape. Moreover, the pleats were joined such that the skirts followed the natural contour of the hips without hanging loosely from the body, were cut desirably wider towards the lower end to give a fashionably flared or rayed effect. Stillitz's innovations, such as reversible woollen skirts, adjustable hemlines and the ability to tailor skirts utilising far less material, permitted women to wear full-skirted fashions that would have otherwise been unavailable due to scarcity and rationing of material during the War.

Gor-Ray's popular-selling lines such as Koneray and Furrl, which elegantly emphasised and flattered the feminine figure, both led and revolutionised the British fashion industry between the 1940s and 1970s, making high-quality skirts affordable. Stillitz expanded the company from his original premises in Hackney, purchasing an entire office block in New Bond Street to house new headquarters, with the company's factory located in Enfield. Gor-Ray swiftly emerged as Britain's leading skirt manufacturer, selling throughout Britain and worldwide within Western Europe and America, out-competing other contemporary skirt manufacturers. Gor-Ray retailed to upmarket department stores such as Fenwick, John Lewis, Lewis's, Selfridges and Tesco, created the world's first boutique concession store selling within House of Fraser, a model adopted by other retailers. Stillitz was entrepreneurially creative, registering patents for numerous improvements to garment hangars, display stands, pleating machines and, in 1951, inventing and popularising the spring-loaded, telescopic skirt hangar in use today.

With its well-known, clever word play tagline Skirts one better!, Gor-Ray skirts were ubiquitous and hugely influential throughout British culture. Because it was such an established household name noted for innovative and stylish design, the Gor-Ray label is still deliberately used as an evocation of the era and to indicate conferred status and fashionable sophistication upon the wearer. Stieglitz Montague Burton Michael Marks