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Penalty shootout

The penalty shootout is a method of determining a winner in sports matches that would have otherwise been drawn or tied. The rules for penalty shootouts vary between sports and different competitions. If the result is still tied, the shootout continues on a "goal-for-goal" basis, with the teams taking shots alternately, the one that scores a goal unmatched by the other team is declared the winner; this may continue until every player has taken a shot, after which players may take extra shots, until the tie is broken, is known as "sudden death". A penalty shootout is used only in "no ties allowed" situations and where other methods such as extra time and sudden death have failed to determine a winner first, it avoids. A common complaint about penalty shootouts is that they only determine the better team in the one, rather narrow, discipline of taking penalty shots, rather than determining the better team in overall play. Sports in which a penalty shootout may be used include: Penalty shootouts, properly known as "kicks from the penalty mark" and a nickname of "spot kicks", are used as a tie-breaking measure in many knock-out tournaments or cup competitions where matches cannot end in a draw.

If scores are level after regular time and extra-time, each team will alternately take penalty kicks against the opposition goalkeeper. If, after five pairs of kicks, an equal number have been scored by each team the shootout proceeds to sudden death. If a game is tied after regular time and a clear winner is necessary, it would proceed to two 5-minute periods of overtime with a 1-minute break before each. If the scores are still tied, a second overtime of 2x5 minutes is played. If the game is still tied after 2 overtimes, the game goes into a penalty shootout. Five players per side throw 7-meters-penalties, if still tied, one player per side take a penalty throw until a decision is found, the same procedure as in association football. If the score remains tied after an overtime period, the subsequent shootout consists of a set number of players from each team taking penalty shots. After these shots, the team with the most goals is awarded the victory. If the score is still tied, additional shots are played until one team scores and the other does not.

In North America, the winning team receives two points regardless of whether the win comes in regulation, overtime or the shootout, while the losing team receives no points for a regulation loss and one point for an overtime or shootout loss. In the NHL, the player scoring the shootout-winning goal is not credited with a goal in his personal statistics. On December 16, 2014, the Florida Panthers defeated the Washington Capitals 2-1 in the 20th round of a shootout, making it the longest shootout in NHL history. In many European leagues a team receives three points for a regulation win and two for an overtime or shootout win, with the losing team's points awarded in the same manner as in North America. Regardless of the number of goals scored during the shootout by either team, the final score awards the winning team one more goal than the score at the end of regulation time. In many North American minor leagues, the player that scores the shootout-winning goal is credited with one shot on goal and one goal.

The losing goaltender of the shootout is credited with one shot against, one goal against, an overtime/shootout loss. North American professional hockey does not allow shootouts in post-season play, instead will play multiple 20-minute sudden-death overtime periods as are needed until a team scores; the official IIHF name of the procedure is game-winning shots. In some European countries, the post-game penalty shots are unofficially known as "bullets". In rugby union, five players take. If the scores are level after five players from each team have kicked, the shootout goes to sudden death; this tie-breaking method was used for the first time at a professional level in Leicester Tigers' Heineken Cup semi-final victory over the Cardiff Blues on 3 May 2009. Following a tie in regulation, 5 players and a goalkeeper are chosen by the coaches of each team. Players shoot from the 5 meter line alternately at either end of the pool in turn until all five have taken a shot. If the score is still tied, the same players shoot alternately until one team misses and the other scores.

The scores from the penalty shootout are added to the score instead of being counted as a separate score as in other sports. Colleges have no such shootout procedure. In the revived XFL, for games that end in a tie after regulation, each team gets up to five one-play possessions to score two-point conversions from the five-yard line, with each team taking alternating turns. Unlike other gridiron football leagues, a coin toss does not determine who has first possession in overtime; the defensive team cannot score in overtime.

List of international cricket centuries by Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag is an Indian cricketer whose aggressive batting has found success at the top of the batting order. He has scored centuries on 23 occasions in Test cricket and in 15 One Day International matches but has not scored a century in a Twenty20 international. In Tests, Sehwag has scored centuries against all the Test-cricket playing nations except Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, is sixth on the list of leading Test century makers for India. In 2001, he became the eleventh Indian player to score a century on Test debut, with 105 runs against South Africa, his centuries have been scored at fourteen cricket grounds. He has made six scores of 200 runs or more. One such innings, the 254 in Lahore, had him involved in a 410-run partnership with Rahul Dravid, which came within 3 runs of breaking the record for the highest first-wicket partnership in Tests, set by Pankaj Roy and Vinoo Mankad; the innings was the highest score at faster than a run a ball. Sehwag is the first Indian to score a triple century, has done so twice—309 against Pakistan in Multan in 2004 and 319 against South Africa in Chennai in 2008.

The latter is the fastest triple century in Test cricket, the 300 coming up off just 278 balls, is the highest score with a strike rate over 100. It was rated as one of the top 10 Test innings of all time by the ICC rankings, received special mention along with his 201* in Galle, in which he carried his bat as he was named the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 2008, he is one of the only four batsmen to score two triple centuries, alongside Sir Donald Bradman, Brian Lara and Chris Gayle. He scored 12 centuries that have been converted to scores of 150 or greater, a record for the most consecutive hundreds of over 150, he has been dismissed fivetimes in the nineties. In ODIs, Sehwag has scored centuries against six opponents, his maiden century was made against New Zealand at the Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo in 2001. He has scored a record five centuries in matches between India. One such century in Hamilton in 2009 was the fastest by an Indian. Of these centuries, five were scored at home grounds and eight were at away or neutral venues.

His highest score of 219, the second highest ODI score for India was made against the West Indies at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. He has been dismissed five times in the nineties. Virender Sehwag at ESPNcricinfo

Poggio Catino

Poggio Catino is a comune in the Province of Rieti in the Italian region Latium, located about 45 kilometres northeast of Rome and about 20 kilometres southwest of Rieti. As of 31 December 2011, it had an area of 15.0 square kilometres. The village was created at the end of the 11th century, above the Moricone hill, to find a larger building space than that of the nearby village of Catino, founded in the 7th century, nowadays a hamlet of it; the toponym itself describes the topography of the built-up area: a hillock above a basin. Anciently under the rule of Farfa Abbey, it became part of the Province of Perugia, after the Italian unification. Since 1927, with the creation of the Province of Rieti, Poggio Catino, as well as the rest of the new province, passed from the region of Umbria to the one of Lazio. Poggio Catino is a hilltown part of the historic region of Sabina; the municipality borders with Cantalupo in Sabina, Poggio Mirteto and Salisano. Its only hamlet, is the nearby village of Catino, 1 km far and with a population of 112.

Gregory of Catino, Christian monk and historian Poggio Catino official website Poggio Catino page on Sabina website

22nd TVyNovelas Awards

The 22nd TVyNovelas Awards, is an Academy of special awards to the best of soap operas and TV shows. The awards ceremony took place on March 3, 2004 in the Mexico D. F; the ceremony was televised in the Mexico by Canal de las estrellas. Víctor Noriega and Laisha Wilkins hosted the show. Amor real won 9 awards including Best Telenovela of the most for the evening. Other winners Amarte es mi Pecado and Mariana de la noche won 2 awards and Alegrijes y Rebujos won one award. 30 year Career as an Actress and Singer: Daniela Romo Career as an Actress: Ofelia Guilmáin Best Hostess and a Pioneer in the Internationalization of Telenovela: Verónica Castro Best Comedy Production: La Parodia Children Rod by Production: Rosy Ocampo Career as an Actor: Aarón Hernán Images 1 Images 2 Images 3 Images 4 Images 5 Images 6 Images 7 Winners of 2004 TVyNovelas Awards

Naledi Local Municipality, Free State

Naledi Local Municipality was a local municipality in the Free State province in South Africa. On 3 August 2016 it was merged into the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality; the name Naledi is a Sesotho word meaning "a star". The principal towns in the area of the disestablished municipality are Wepener; the 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places: The municipal council consisted of eight members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Four councillors were elected by first-past-the-post voting in four wards, while the remaining four were chosen from party lists so that the total number of party representatives was proportional to the number of votes received. In the election of 18 May 2011 the African National Congress won a majority of six seats on the council; the following table shows the results of the election. + Official website + Naledi Local Municipality


Stenkyrka is a populated area, a socken, on the Swedish island of Gotland. It comprises the same area as the administrative Stenkyrka District, established on 1 January 2016. Stenkyrka in the northwest part of the island; the medieval Stenkyrka Church is situated in Stenkyrka. Near the church is a minor settlement with a few houses; the fishing village Lickershamn, noted for the stack Jungfrun is situated in Stenkyrka. As of 2019, Stenkyrka Church belongs to Stenkyrka parish in Norra Gotlands pastorat, along with the churches in Martebo, Tingstäde and Lummelunda. One of the asteroids in the Asteroid belt, 10125 Stenkyrka, is named after this place; this settlement is. It is incised with the oldest known runic inscription known in Sweden. A bit east of the church in Stenkyrka is one of the largest grave fields on Gotland, the Little Bjärs Grave Field. Along one of the oldest roads in this part of the island, now not more than a trail, are more than 1,000 visible graves from the Stone Age and the Bronze Age.

Most of the graves are circular tumuli. Bases for picture stones have been found in the field, they have remained after the picture stones have been moved and incorporated in the walls of the Stenkyrka Church. Some of these have been moved to Gotland Museum; the grave field is about 700 m × 500 m in a general northeast–southwest direction. It contains about 750 identifiable graves above ground, but it is difficult to ascertain the borders between the mounds. A number of the mounds have depressions in the middle, about ten have visible remains of cists made of limestone slabs, about 30 graves have grave orbs. Among the graves is a stone ship. A large number of the graves have been damaged by modern constructions and farming; the modern road bisects the area in an angle to the old road that the field have been established around. Henriksson Åke, Engström Eric, ed.. Stenkyrka förr och nu: om livet i Stenkyrka socken på Gotland. Stenkyrka: Stenkyrka hembygdsförening. ISBN 91-976345-0-6. LIBRIS 10202199.

Stenkyrka kyrka. Tingstäde: Stenkyrka församlings kyrkoråd. 1990. LIBRIS 10019571. Ottosson, Ingrid. Vale gård i Stenkyrka socken på Norra Gotland. Visby: Book-on-demand. ISBN 91-631-5046-8. LIBRIS 10306654. Hall, Ola. Lickershamn, Stenkyrka socken: hamn redan på 700-talet, påvisad genom fosfatkartering. Stockholm: Stockholms Universitet. LIBRIS 10427724. Kjellén, Ulf. Likairs hamn – en vikingatida stormanshamn i Stenkyrka sn, Gotland. Stockholm: Inst. för arkeologi, Stockholms univ. LIBRIS 889108. Åhman, Suzanne. Stenåldersbosättningen i Lickershamnsområdet – en områdesstudie. Stockholm: Inst. för arkeologi, Stockholms univ. LIBRIS 814913. Objects from Stenkyrka at the Digital Museum by Nordic Museum