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Sepp Blatter

Joseph "Sepp" Blatter is a Swiss football administrator, the eighth President of the FIFA from 1998 to 2015. He is serving a six-year ban from participating in FIFA activities. From a background in business, public relations, sports administration, Blatter became general secretary of FIFA in 1981 and was elected president at the 51st FIFA Congress on 8 June 1998, succeeding João Havelange, who had headed the organization since 1974. Blatter was reelected in 2002, 2007, 2011, 2015. Like his predecessor Havelange, Blatter sought to increase the influence of African and Asian countries in world football through the expansion of participating teams in various FIFA tournaments, he has persistently been dogged by claims of corruption and financial mismanagement. Blatter's reign oversaw a vast expansion in revenues generated by the FIFA World Cup accompanied by the collapse of the marketing company International Sport and Leisure and numerous allegations of corruption in the bidding processes for the awarding of FIFA tournaments.

On 2 June 2015, six days after the United States government indicted several current and former FIFA officials and sports marketing companies for bribery and money laundering, Blatter announced that he would call for elections to choose a new president of FIFA and that he would not stand in these elections, but he said he would remain in his position until an extraordinary FIFA Congress could be held for his successor to be elected. Criminal proceedings were announced against Blatter by the Swiss Attorney General's office on 25 September 2015, regarding "criminal mismanagement... and misappropriation". In October 2015, Blatter and other top FIFA officials were suspended amid the investigation, in December the independent FIFA Ethics Committee ejected Blatter from office and banned him from taking part in any FIFA activities over the following eight years. On 24 February 2016, a FIFA appeals committee upheld the suspension but reduced it from eight years to six. Issa Hayatou served as the acting President of FIFA until an extraordinary FIFA Congress was held in late February, electing Gianni Infantino as the 9th president of FIFA.

Blatter was born in Visp in the Swiss canton of Valais with the given name of Josef. He studied in Saint Maurice, before getting a degree in business and economics from the University of Lausanne in 1959. Blatter has had a long and varied career, including posts such as head of public relations for the tourist board of his native canton, as well as general secretary of the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation, he was Director of Sports Timing and Relations of Longines S. A. and was involved in the organization of 1976 Olympic Games. From 1975 onwards, Blatter worked at FIFA, first as technical director general secretary, before his election as FIFA president in 1998, he was re-elected as head of FIFA in 2002, was re-elected unopposed for another four years on 31 May 2007 though only 66 of 207 FIFA members nominated him. Blatter and FIFA have been dogged by controversy and allegations of corruption, his tenure has seen controversy over allegations of financial mismanagement and the acceptance of bribes resulting in Qatar's successful 2022 World Cup bid.

Blatter has attracted criticism from the media, senior football figures and players, due to controversial statements. These include the claim that Latin American countries would applaud John Terry for having an extramarital affair, that on-field racism could be corrected with a handshake, among others, he drew criticism at the 2014 FIFA World Cup seeding, when he interrupted a "one-minute silence" for former South-African president Nelson Mandela, who died the day before, after eleven seconds. Michael van Praag, the chairman of the Royal Dutch Football Association, called his behavior "preposterous" and expressed the hope Blatter would not be reelected in 2015. Blatter has been publicly heckled, at the World Cup in Seoul and the Confederations Cup in Frankfurt, both in 2006, in his home town of Visp in 2011, at the 2012 Women's Olympic Football Final Medal Ceremony, at the opening of Confederations Cup match in 2013. In order to avoid protest, no speeches were given at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Sepp Blatter's 1998 election to the presidency of FIFA over UEFA President Lennart Johansson occurred amidst much controversy. Blatter's 2002 candidacy has been marked with rumours of financial irregularities and backroom dealings, culminating with direct accusations of bribery, by a third party, made in the British press by Farra Ado, vice-president of the Confederation of African Football and president of the Somali Football Federation, who claimed to have been offered $100,000 to vote for Blatter in 1998. In the 2006 FIFA World Cup, after a controversial second-round match between Portugal and the Netherlands, which saw referee Valentin Ivanov issue a record 16 yellow cards and four red cards, Blatter was said to have lambasted the officiating referee, said that Ivanov should have given himself a yellow card for his poor performance as a referee, he claimed to regret his words and promised to apologise to Ivanov. However, this apology was never given, the referee was removed from further officiating.

Blatter was criticized in 2007 and 2008 for trying to change European Union employment law regarding the number of foreign players that football clubs could field at any one time. His plans were to set a restriction of five foreign players and having six players from the said team's own nationality. Blatter believed this would help the countries' national sides by having more national players playing in their leagues. Blatter has referred to the English Premier League as one of the major problems in

North Woods Law

North Woods Law is an American reality television series that debuted on March 11, 2012, on the Animal Planet channel. Set in Maine, the show followed numerous game wardens of the Maine Warden Service. In 2017, the show changed locations to New Hampshire, following members of the state's Fish and Game Department; the series was renewed for a thirteenth season, which began on July 21, 2019. Maine New HampshireGlen Lucas Ron Arsenault Bob Mancini Kevin Bronson Bill Boudreau Eric Hannett Adam Cheney Geoff Pushee Eric Fluette Levi Frye Rob McDermott Josiah Towne Ramer, Holly. "'North Woods Law' reality show leaves Maine for New Hampshire". AP. Retrieved March 1, 2019. Lewis, Bea. "'North Woods Law' fans meet their idols at Plymouth premier". New Hampshire Union Leader. Retrieved March 1, 2019. "North Woods Law: NH". New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. Retrieved March 1, 2019. North Woods Law at Animal Planet North Woods Law on IMDb North Woods Law at The Futon Critic

Cuddly Dudley (singer)

Cuddly Dudley, born Dudley Heslop, was an English rock & roll singer, actor, who came to fame on the Oh Boy! TV series, is noted for being "Britain's first black rock & roller". Born in Kingston, Jamaica, on 22 May 1924 he started performing when young with a "native song and dance act" for tourists. In 1947 he went to Britain where he spent a year in the play Sauce Tartare at the Cambridge Theatre in the West End, before singing in clubs for 6 months, he played in Folies Bergeres at the Hippodrome and toured Australia in Cole Porter's Kiss Me, before joining Sid Milward's Comedy orchestra, The Nit Wits, supporting Max Bygraves. By the mid-1950s Dudley was recording for Oriole Records, as part of the Charles Ross Orchestra, adopted the nickname Cuddly Dudley, playing on his round figure, he toured New Zealand and Switzerland with Charles Ross joined Mambo bandleader Pérez Prado to tour Italy, before returning to the West End with Plaisirs de Paris at the Prince of Wales Theatre. Dudley was influenced by early rock'n' roll and, being black, with a strong voice, decided to change musical style.

His manager, Guy Robinson, promoted him as "Bristol's answer to The Big Bopper" and he adopted a big grin, flashy suits and snazzy ties. He was a co-founder of The Dominoes, with pianist Iggy Quail and vocalist Boysie Grant. Although he was little known outside Afro-Caribbean circles, within this community he was as popular as any other rock & roll performer, which led to his manager persuading Jack Good to give him a residency on Good's new TV series Oh Boy!. Dudley appeared on both pilot recordings of Oh Boy! as Dudley Heslop, but changed back to Cuddley Dudley, before the main series started. He was backed by the house band, Lord Rockingham's XI and appeared in a total of 21 episodes, the most appearances by any artist, one more than Cliff Richard, whilst The Drifters and Marty Wilde appeared on 17 shows each, his first recordings as Cuddly Dudley were on the TV spin-off album Oh Boy!, where he sang "Hey Hey Hey Hey" and "Lets Rock While the Rocking's Good". A solo single "Later" b/w "Lots More Love" was released in 1959, in 1960 he appeared, as himself, in the film Girls of the Latin Quarter, directed by Alfred Travers and starring Jill Ireland, filmed in the London branch of the nightclub Latin Quarter.

He deputised for Cliff Richard, appearing at several concerts when Cliff was ill. After the demise of Oh Boy! in May 1959, he began touring with his own all-black band, The Embraceable Four, with whom he supported The Platters on their 1960 UK tour, released a second single, a cover of Chuck Berry's "Too Pooped To Pop". In 1961 he became the lead singer with "The Redcaps", with whom he released a single "Sitting on a Train". Known as "Red-E-Lewis and the Redcaps" original lead singer Reddy Lewis had left to form the Red Cats, with Jimmy Page on guitar; the Redcaps comprised Mick Green, Vic Cooper, Frank Farley, Johnny Patto and Johnny Spence, from May–July 1961 Reddy Lewis returned, but Dudley remained lead vocalist. Farley and Spence left to become The Pirates backing Johnny Kidd, when the original Pirates "jumped ship". Green, The Redcaps other guitarist, joined the Pirates when Patto left. By 1963/64 Dudley had rejoined pianist Iggy Quail and recorded some of the first bluebeat and ska tracks outside Jamaica.

Dudley and Quail formed a trio with Clyde Davies, who accompanied comedians such as Tommy Trinder and Bob Monkhouse and had a residency at the Kingfisher Club. Dudley released several singles on Piccadilly as well as some more for Oriole, he retired from the music business in the mid-1960s. He died on 15 July 2011 aged 87 Singles"Later" / "Lots More Love" – – HMV "Too Pooped to Pop" / "Miss In-Between" – – HMV "Sitting in a Train" / "The One That I Like" – – Ember "Blarney Blues" / "Peace on Earth" – 1964 – Oriole "Way of Life" / "When Will You Say You'll Be Mine" – 1964 – Oriole CompilationsOh Boy! Parlophone – 2 tracks:- "Hey Hey Hey Hey" and "Lets Rock While the Rocking's Good" CD Highnote That British Sound Vol 10 – CD No Hit Records BLC 89 – 2 tracks:- "Sitting in a Train" & "Later" From Calypso to Disco: The Roots of Black Britain – 1 Track:- "The Ferryboat Ride" The Piccadilly Story – & – Castle – 1 Track:- "The Ferryboat Ride" British Rock'n'Roll 1955~1960 CD See For Miles "Later" & "Lots More Love" Cuddly Dudley on IMDb

Aichi D1A

The Aichi D1A or Navy Type 94/96 Carrier Bomber was a Japanese carrier-based dive bomber of the 1930s. A single-engine, two-seat biplane based on the Heinkel He 50, the D1A was produced by Aichi for the Imperial Japanese Navy, remaining in service as a trainer at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor; the D1A was produced in two variants, the D1A1, the D1A2. The D1A came out of the Imperial Japanese Navy's need for an advanced carrier-based dive bomber, in late 1934 the IJN ordered the finalisation of the Aichi AB-9 design, produced as the early model D1A1. However, the D1A1 was not designed by Aichi Tokei Denki Kabushiki Kaisha aircraft company, but by Ernst Heinkel Flugzeugwerke at the request of the Aichi company; the initial version designed by Heinkel was the He 50, a similar model equipped with floats instead of landing gear. The subsequent model, the He 66 was provided to Aichi who began production of it as the D1A1; the design of the D1A, based on the Heinkel He 66, an export model of the He 50, was designed as a biplane constructed of metal, with a fabric covering, a fixed landing gear and a conventional type tail landing skid.

Original models had 365 kW engines and it was not until models that more powerful 433 kW engines were included in the construction. The D1A was used in the Second Sino-Japanese War and up to the time Japan entered World War II in 1941. At the beginning of the Pacific War, all of the remaining D1A1s were decommissioned and most of the D1A2s were retired from the front lines and served in training units; the exception was 68 of the D1A2 model that operated as a second-line support until being retired in 1942. D1A1 Type 94 Powered by 433 kW Nakajima Kotobuki Kotobuki 3 radial engines. D1A2 Type 96 Improved version fitted with spatted wheels and a higher powered Nakajima Hikari 1 engine. AB-11 Proposed development with retractable undercarriage. Not built. JapanImperial Japanese Navy Air Service ManchukuoManchukuo Imperial Navy Data from Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific WarAircraft of World War II - 300 of the World's Greatest aircraft 1939-45General characteristics Crew: 2 Length: 9.3 m Wingspan: 11.4 m Height: 3.41 m Wing area: 34.7 m2 Empty weight: 1,516 kg Gross weight: 2,500 kg Max takeoff weight: 2,610 kg Powerplant: 1 × Nakajima Hikari 1 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 540 kW for take-off500 kW at 3,500 m Propellers: 2-bladed metal propellerPerformance Maximum speed: 309 km/h at 3,200 m Cruise speed: 222 km/h at 1,000 m Range: 926 km Service ceiling: 6,980 m Time to altitude: 3,000 m in 7 minutes 51 secondsArmament Guns: 2× fixed 7.7 mm Type 92 machine guns 1× flexible 7.7 mm Type 92 machine gun Bombs: 1× 250 kg bomb under fuselage 2× 30 kg bombs under wings Related development Heinkel He 50Aircraft of comparable role and era Curtiss SBC Helldiver Henschel Hs 123 Polikarpov R-5 Related lists List of bomber aircraft List of military aircraft of Japan Chant, Christopher.

Aircraft of World War II - 300 of the World's Greatest aircraft 1939-45. Amber Books Lts. ISBN 978-0-7607-1261-0. Francillon, R. J.. Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War. London: Putnam. ISBN 0-370-00033-1. Mikesh, Robert. Japanese Aircraft 1910–41. London: Putnam. ISBN 0-85177-840-2. AirToAirCombat.com: Aichi D1A Susie

Darebin Creek

Darebin Creek is a creek that runs through the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. It is a major tributary of the Yarra River. For tens of thousands of years it was used as a food and tool source sustainably by the Wurundjeri people, Indigenous Australians of the Kulin nation alliance, who spoke variations of the Woiwurrung language group; the creek rises on the northern urban fringe of Melbourne north of the suburb of Epping, following a general southerly route and meeting the Yarra at Alphington. The creek forms much of the municipal boundary between the City of City of Banyule. An intermittent stream, increased stormwater runoff with urbanisation of the Darebin Creek catchment has resulted in permanent water flow; the creek runs through Darebin Parklands, a large nature reserve one or two kilometres northwest of the junction at which the creek meets the Yarra. The Darebin Creek Trail runs along the banks in the lower reaches of the creek; the Darebin Creek's headwaters begin in Wollert, South Morang and as far as Woodstock where they flow in a southerly direction before meeting north of Epping.

Greater Melbourne - 3.8mAlphington - 4,400 Ivanhoe - 10,600 Thornbury - 17,434 Preston - 29,925 Bundoora - 24,000 Lalor - 19,500 Epping - 19,200 South Morang - 12,300Wollert - 348 Woodstock Excellent examples of remnants of Melbourne’s early agricultural history can be seen within the Darebin Parklands in Alphington and Ivanhoe. The olive and other fruit trees within the park are more than a century old; the Darebin Creek Trail links many of these parks as it follows the course of the creek for much of its length. Below is a list of parklands that adjoin the Darebin Creek, listed from downstream to upstream: Yarra Bend Park Darebin Parklands Dundas Street Wetlands Olympic Park Sullivan's Park LaTrobe Wildlife Reserve Bundoora Park Darebin Creek Management Committee Website DCMC History DCMC Pollutants info DCMC Fact Sheets

Vineyard Creek (New South Wales)

Vineyard Creek, a northern tributary of the Parramatta River, is a creek west of Sydney Harbour, located in Sydney, Australia. The creek takes its name from the fourth land grant in the colony of New South Wales, made to Phillip Schaeffer. Schaeffer created a property called'The Vineyard'. After a succession of owners the property was purchased by Hannibal Macarthur in 1813. Macarthur built a mansion called'The Vineyard' on the land in 1836; the creek is 4 kilometres long, with a catchment area of 420 hectares, is located in the Rydalmere area. The source of the creek is Elizabeth Macarthur Park, where it flows south through Dundas, before reaching the mouth of the Parramatta River at Rydalmere; the catchment is predominantly urban, comprising residential and industrial developments. In its upper reaches, the catchment is steeply graded with narrow valleys spilling out to a wider floodplain downstream of Victoria Road, it is tidal for a distance of 170 metres upstream from its junction with the Parramatta River.

Vineyard Creek enters the Parramatta River from the north and to the east of the Rydalmere campus of the University of Western Sydney. The tidal limit of Vineyard Creek is located 300 metres upstream of the Parramatta River; the mangrove limit is located 20 metres upstream of the pipeline crossing. Subiaco Creek List of rivers of New South Wales