Scottish Junior Cup

The Scottish Junior Cup is an annual football competition organised by the Scottish Junior Football Association for its member clubs. The competition has been held every year since the inception of the SJFA in 1886 and, as of the 2019–20 edition, has 132 teams competing in the tournament; the cup has an unseeded knockout format with semi-finals over two legs and the final played at a neutral venue, always that of an SPFL club. Since the 2006–07 season, the winner of the Junior Cup Final has qualified for the following season's senior Scottish Cup; the competition is named the Macron Scottish Cup for sponsorship reasons. Auchinleck Talbot are the current holders, after defeating Largs Thistle 2–0 on 2 June 2019 at New Douglas Park, Hamilton; the Cup has been competed for since the 1886–87 season, when Fairfield Govan became the first winners. The SJFA purchased an exact replica in 2007, to replace the original, showing its age. Auchinleck Talbot are the most successful club, winning the trophy 13 times to date, including winning it three times in a row from 1986 to 1988.

The record attendance for a Junior Cup Final is 77,650 for the 1951 final between Petershill and Irvine Meadow XI. In 2010, Linlithgow Rose lifted the Scottish Junior Cup for the fourth time in their history and third in a decade, they now join a small group of teams. The cup's long-term sponsor, the OVD Rum company, which, as of 2006, had an eighteen-year-long association with the competition, withdrew their backing before the start of the 2006–07 competition. Unlike most other sponsored contests whose names change OVD had become so ingrained into the Scottish Junior Cup that it was simply referred to as the "OVD Junior Cup"; the Scottish Junior Football Association announced in 2006 that they would provide the sponsorship and prize money themselves, meaning the cup would be known as the Scottish Junior Cup. A new sponsor was found during the 2006–07 competition for the semi-finals and final - Scottish Citylink, a long-distance coach operator; the competition was sponsored by Emirates between 2009 and 2013.

The tournament was without a sponsor in 2013–14, with Barr Construction sponsoring the final only the SJFA entered a partnership with Dementia Scotland for the latter stages of the 2014–15 competition. The cup had been without a sponsor since ETHX Energy sponsored the 2015-16 competition, however from 2018, sportswear company Macron sponsored the tournament. = Won after a replay/2nd replay. = Result after extra time. = Won on penalties. As of after 2018–19 As of after 2018–19 McGlone, David; the Juniors - 100 Years. A Centenary History of Scottish Junior Football. Mainstream. ISBN 1-85158-060-3. Purdie, Tom; the Scottish Junior Cup 1946-1975. Amberley. ISBN 9781445611167. Finals 1887–1956 Finals 1957–2009 Scottish Junior Football Association Scottish Junior Football Association East Region

Director general

A director general or director-general or general director is a senior executive officer the chief executive officer, within a governmental, statutory, NGO, third sector or not-for-profit institution. The term is used in many countries worldwide, but with various meanings. In most Australian states, the director-general is the most senior civil servant in any government department, reporting only to the democratically elected minister representing that department. In Victoria and the Australian Government, the equivalent position is the secretary of the department; the Australian Defence Force Cadets has three Directors-General which are all one-star ranks: Director-General of the Australian Navy Cadets Director-General of the Australian Army Cadets Director-General of the Australian Air Force Cadets In Canada, the title director general is used in the federal civil service, known as the Public Service of Canada. A director general in the federal government is not the most senior civil servant in a department.

Directors general report to a more senior civil servant, such as an assistant deputy minister or associate deputy minister. The title "director general" is not used within the civil services of the ten provincial governments, nor the three territorial governments. Deputy ministers are the highest level bureaucrat within the Canadian civil service at the federal and territorial levels. Deputy ministers are not politicians but professional bureaucrats. Outside the federal and territorial civil services, some public sector agencies such as school boards in Quebec use the title "director general". In the European Commission and the Council of the European Union, each department is headed by a non-political director-general; this is equivalent to a British permanent secretary. In France, the similar word président-directeur général means the highest person in a company, at the same time chairman of the board of directors and CEO. From 2001 the two charges may be disjointed; the directeur général délégué has a role similar to that of a chief operating officer.

French ministries are divided into general directorates, sometimes named central directorates or directorates, headed by a directeur général, a directeur central, or a directeur. Prior to the coup d’état of 1974 which overthrew the government of Emperor Haile Selassie, the chief civil servant of a government ministry or independent state agency was known by the title of Director-General. In contemporary Ethiopia, the head official of independent agencies such as the Information Network Security Agency or the Ethiopian Investment Corporation is titled Director-General, as are second-tier divisions within ministries, below secretariats. In Germany, Generaldirektor may be used for the CEO of a large and established concern, company or enterprise if subordinates have the title director; the title is, unofficial and by now out of use. A GmbH has a Geschäftsführer, an Aktiengesellschaft, a board of executive directors with a chairman; the term is used by German Institute Taipei, Germany's informal representative mission to the Republic of China, to refer to its head of mission.

In India, there is Director General of Income Tax in each state. Each of the Central Armed Police Forces is headed by a Director General or Director-General: the Assam Rifles, the Central Reserve Police Force, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force, the National Security Guard, the Sashastra Seema Bal are each headed by a Director General, while the Border Security Force and the Central Industrial Security Force are each headed by a Director-General; the Indian Coast Guard is headed by a Director General. In Italy, the direttore generale of a company is a corporate officer who reports to the CEO and has duties similar to a chief operating officer; some Italian ministries are divided into departments, which are in turn divided into general directorates headed by a direttore generale. Other ministries, which do not have departments, are directly divided into general directorates. In Italian provinces and greatest communes, direttore generale is a chief administrative officer nominated by the president of province or by the mayor.

The title of direttore generale is given to the chief executive of an azienda sanitaria, a local public agency for health services. The word Director-General was used in the Philippines as a highest ranking law enforcer, which means the head of a law enforcement agency; such agencies are: Philippine National Police Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Bureau of Corrections A general director is the highest executive position in a Russian company, analogous to a US chief executive officer, or a UK managing director. The position exists for all Commonwealth of Independent States legal forms, except for sole proprietorships; the general director is the "single-person executive body" of a company. He or she acts without power of attorney to represent the company, issues powers of attorney to others, his or her powers are defined by the company charter, by decision of the general m

Theofanis Tombras

Theofanis Tombras, 1932 – 8 January 1996) was a Greek Army officer who ended up as deputy governor of Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S. A and governor and general manager of OTE. During his tenure, OTE became the highest-revenue state-owned enterprise in Greece, he oversaw the completion of its large complex in Marousi and the relocation of its operations there. He was engaged in other businesses, became a manufacturer, with fruit processing facilities in Argolis. Theofanis Tombras was born in 1932 in Merbaka in Argolis, he joined the Signal Corps. In the 1960s, as a captain, he served in the predecessor agency to the Hellenic National Intelligence Service and was accused of being a member of the clandestine ASPIDA organization, an accusation of which he was absolved, as he was of accusations of wiretapping the telephone conversations of political opponents of Andreas Papandreou, he took part in the resistance to the Greek military junta. After the electoral victory of PASOK in October 1981, he was made a deputy governor of OTE.

After amendments to its articles of organization in 1987, his title was changed to general director. Under his direction, a signal effort began in the area of telephone modernization, when it was recognized by his rivals while they pointed out a certain concern for the reputation of the organization, they were pleased by the reasoning behind the work being done. However, at certain times he was accused of high-handedness, he took the law into his own hands, to the detriment of the first president of OTE Tasos Mandelis, when he summoned the Governing Board of OTE and had a loaded pistol placed on the boardroom table, although he arranged for armed bodyguards who were not police, they themselves were of dubious origin. The display of force was viewed at the time as a publicity stunt designed to intimidate journalistsHe maintained a public friendship with the prime minister Andreas Papandreou, had a slight connection to well-known billionaire Sokratis Kokkalis, with the reporters Nikos Kakaounakis and Makis Kouris.

Indeed, To Kalami had published on numerous occasions transcripts of cassettes that contained personal conversations of Constantine Karamanlis, the New Democracy party had denounced Tombras as the source of those cassettes. Tombras was cast out of the general directorship of OTE on 2 July 1989, that is, the same day that a new cabinet under Tzannis Tzannetakis came to power. After the return of the PASOK government in the summer of 1989, Tombras was accused of making deposits totaling to a then-Greek drachma equivalent of $12.5 million USD in OTE money in the Bank of Crete at below-market interest to help shore up the bank's finances part of a scheme known as the Koskotas Scandal. Subsequently he was accused of illegal telephone wiretapping of the political opponents of PASOK. On the first charge he was acquitted, on the second he did not arrive in court because the parliament dismissed the prosecution after the acquittal of Andreas Papandreou in the Koskotas affair and the dramatic change in the political climate in January 1992.

Tombras spent the last years of his life in his native Argolis, where he engaged in the fruit-processing trade, which he had entered in 1982. For all that, he remained active in the affairs of PASOK in view of the succession of Andreas Papandreou in late 1995, where he supported Gerasimos Arsenis, he died of cardiac arrest on 8 January 1996. His funeral was attended by then-Speaker of the Parliament of Greece Apostolos Kaklamanis.