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Shaun Goater

Leonard Shaun Goater, MBE is a Bermudian former footballer. He played as a striker for a number of English clubs in the 2000s, he is working as a youth coach at Macclesfield Town. Goater's first professional club was Manchester United, but he did not reach the first team, making his League debut in 1989 after moving to Rotherham United, he played for Rotherham for seven years before moving to Bristol City in 1996. Two years he moved to Manchester City for a fee of £400,000, he is most well known for his time at Manchester City, where he scored over 100 goals between 1998 and 2003, finishing as the club's top scorer for four consecutive seasons. After leaving City, Goater had spells with Reading, Coventry City and Southend United, before retiring in May 2006, he represented Bermuda 36 times, scoring 32 goals. Goater was born in the Bermudian capital Hamilton, living with his mother Lynette, his grandmother and two aunts, his introduction to English football came in April 1987 when he was invited to join the Saltus Grammar School football and basketball tour.

He spent two weeks playing against various English high school teams, including the Leicester City youth team. At the age of 17, he left home to further his education in the United States, where he had a soccer scholarship at Columbia High School, New Jersey. Whilst home in Bermuda during his Thanksgiving break, Goater was spotted by scouts from Manchester United, who invited him to England for a trial. With encouragement from his mother, a former football player herself, Goater accepted, forfeiting his scholarship by doing so. At this time, Goater instead played as a creative midfielder. Goater's trial resulted in the offer of a professional contract, but he did not break into the first team. In 1989, Goater signed for Rotherham United. At this time, Goater suffered homesickness, finding it difficult to adapt to the English climate: "It took me a good two years to get used to life in England. At first I thought the sun never shone and it wasn't for me." However, he got used to living in England, over the course of seven seasons at Rotherham he gained a reputation as a reliable lower division striker, scoring 86 goals in 262 appearances, with a winner's medal for the 1996 Auto Windscreens Shield the highlight.

A 1992 League Cup tie against Everton gave Goater his first experience of playing against a Premier League team. In the first leg, Goater scored the only goal of the game as Rotherham won 1–0. However, Everton won the return leg Rotherham were eliminated. In 1993, Goater had a brief loan spell at Notts County, though he made only one appearance for the Nottingham club due to a work permit problem. Towards the end of the 1995–96 season, Goater had a disagreement with Rotherham manager Archie Gemmill, decided his future lay elsewhere. In the 1995–96 close season, Goater received offers from Spanish club Osasuna and newly formed South Koreans Suwon Samsung Bluewings, but having married, he decided to stay in England. Shortly after, he moved to Bristol City for a fee of £175,000. Goater's Bristol City debut came against Gillingham. Goater scored, but Bristol City lost 3–2. City lost to Brentford; the following season Bristol City were pushing for promotion into the First Division, Goater scored eventually being named in the PFA Team of the Year for the division.

In a little under two years with Bristol City, he scored 45 goals in 81 appearances. On 26 March 1998, transfer deadline day, Goater signed for Manchester City, who paid Bristol City £400,000 for his services. Goater joined Manchester City at a turbulent point in their history, with newly appointed manager Joe Royle battling to save the club from relegation to the Second Division. Goater scored three goals in the seven remaining matches of the 1997–98 season, but this was not enough to prevent the club from being relegated to the third tier of English Football for the first time ever. Fans were sceptical as to Goater's ability, but as goals were scored supporters were won over, creating a song in his honour, "Feed The Goat And He Will Score"; the 1998–99 season saw Goater score 21 goals, finishing the season as Manchester City's top goalscorer. The last of these was the winning goal in a play-off semi-final against Wigan Athletic, sending Manchester City to Wembley Stadium for a playoff final which saw City promoted after a penalty shootout.

The 1999–2000 season was more successful for Goater. He was the club's top goal scorer again, this time with 29 goals, was named Manchester City's Player of the Year by the supporters after Manchester City were promoted for the second successive year. In the summer, Goater was awarded the freedom of Bermuda, with 21 June declared as "Shaun Goater Day" on the island; the following season, Goater made his first appearance in top flight football at the age of 30, though injury and the presence of new signings Paulo Wanchope and former World Player of the Year George Weah meant he had to wait three months to do so. Again established in the first team, Goater was Manchester City's top goalscorer for the third consecutive season, but his 11 goals could not save the team from relegation. During the 2000–01 close season, upheaval took place at Manchester City, with manager Royle departing to be replaced by Kevin Keegan. In the 2001–02 season, Goater became the first Manchester City player since Francis Lee in 1972 to score more than 30 goals in a season.

City were promoted as champions, he was the club's top scorer for the fourth time in a row, as well as being the top scorer in the division. Over the summer of 2001–02, there was speculation that Goat

The Passports Act

The Passports Act is an act of the Parliament of India "for the issue of passports and travel documents, to regulate the departure from India of citizens of India and for other persons and for matters incidental or ancillary thereto." The Act applies to whole of India extending to citizens of India living outside the country. The Act replaced the Indian Passport Ordinance 1967 and was enacted by Act 15 of 1967 with retrospective effect from 5 May 1967; the act describes the procedures in getting an Indian passport, which replaced the British Indian passport and The Passport Act of 1920. In conformity with Article 9 of the Indian Constitution, the Act does not allow dual citizenship. Under Section 12 of the Act, a person must surrender his passport if he has acquired the citizenship of a foreign country. In Satwant Singh Sawnhey v. D. Ramarathnam, Asst. Passport Officer, the Supreme Court has held that a right to travel is a Fundamental right under Article 21 of Indian Constitution and the government has no right to refuse a passport to a person who has applied for the same.

It thus became necessary to regulate the issuance of passport and travel documents by law. Prior to the act, the government had issued passports in exercise of its executive power on foreign relations. As, the Parliament was not in session at that time, the President of India promulgated an ordinance namely "The Indian Passport Ordinance, 1967"; the aforesaid act was passed to replace the ordinance. The following classes of passports are issued under this act ordinary passport; the following classes of travel documents may be issued under this act emergency certificate authorising a person to enter India. The passport authority may impound or cause to be impounded or revoke a passport or travel document:-- if the passport authority is satisfied that the holder of the passport or travel document is in wrongful possession thereof; the passport authority or central shall refuse to issue passport on any one or more of the following grounds, no other ground that the applicant may, or is to, engage in such country in activities prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India: that the presence of the applicant in such country may, or is to, be detrimental to the security of India.

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Minimum Foundation Program

In Louisiana, the Minimum Foundation Program is the formula that determines the cost to educate students at public elementary and secondary schools and defines state and local funding contributions to each district. Education officials use the term "MFP" to refer to the portion the state pays per student to each school district; the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is required by the Louisiana Constitution to adopt a formula to determine the total cost of a minimum foundation program of education in public schools and to equitably allocate funding to school systems. The Louisiana legislature must approve the formula each year. Local and state contributions to the MFP vary based on local tax bases. MFP funding has been frozen at the same rate for two years. In 2010, the Louisiana Legislature moved to restructure the MFP formula. Critics say the formula does not encourage districts to implement taxes to pay higher amounts than the state for the cost of education. Local and state shares of the MFP vary from district to district.

On average, the state pays 65 percent of the total cost of the minimum foundation, the district pays 35 percent. In the 2010-2011 fiscal year and local government contributed $3.3 billion to the MFP formula. Required local funding is paid by property and sales taxes levied by local school districts. Districts with higher tax revenues must pay a higher portion of the MFP than districts with lower tax revenues; the formula divides districts into levels based on the dollar amount of taxes. In 2010-2011, the base MFP formula was $3,855 per pupil, without accounting for special student needs; the MFP formula takes into account the additional expenses school systems incur in educating special classes of students In the end, school districts get an average of about $10,000 of state and local funding per student per year. Local and state sources spent between $6,500 and $10,700 per student during the 2008-2009 fiscal year. In that year, Assumption, Madison, Red River and West Feliciana parishes received the highest per pupil funding while Acadia, Avoyelles and Vermillion parishes received the lowest per pupil funding.

Among the 10 districts with the highest MFP per pupil that year, the average local contribution was $3,900, the average state contribution was $6,050. Among the 10 districts with the lowest MFP per pupil that year, the average local contribution was $1,850 and the average state contribution was $5,600. Total funding levels per student vary based on student population needs. MFP funding in the 2010-2011 fiscal year totaled $3,308,741,821; that amount divided evenly among 696,444 public school students in Louisiana would work out to $4,750 per pupil. But some students cost more to educate than others. Rather than increasing the dollar amount, the MFP formula artificially increases the number of students it funds; this "weighted membership" accounts for special education and talented and at-risk students. For example, a school receives 2.5 times the amount of funding it would receive for a general population student to educate a special education student. In the past, the Louisiana Department of Education factored in a 2.75 percent increase per year in MFP funding, but that increase has been frozen for two years.

In February, 2011, The Advocate reported that Gov. Bobby Jindal plans to freeze the increase in MFP funding for the 2012 budget. John Sartin, president of the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents, said districts need the MFP growth factor because they have suffered downturns in local sales tax revenue and increases in retirement and health insurance costs. In 2010, the Louisiana House of Representatives passed a resolution urging the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to make the school funding formula more efficient and effective. HCR 20, introduced by Rep. Steve Carter, requested that BESE make certain changes to the formula, including: Increasing the percentage of MFP funds spent at the school level Having funds "follow the child" when students are transferred to juvenile justice facilities Adjusting funding based on accurate student enrollment data Targeting more MFP funds to dropout prevention Critics say the MFP formula discourages high levels of local, rather than state, funding.

Louisiana House Speaker Jim Tucker said in an interview with Louisiana Public Broadcasting that the MFP formula keeps districts from levying higher taxes because districts with high local taxes receive lower state funding payments. Tulane University's Cowen Institute was founded in 2007 to examine the effects of local tax initiatives on the MFP. Tara O'Neill, Cowen Institute Policy Manager, said districts receive extra incentive funding from the state when they raise high amounts of funding at the local level. O'Neill said districts get this extra money whether they tax a low tax base at a high rate or tax a healthy tax base at a low rate. State laws require the Louisiana Department of Education to include each local school district that has a school with a School Performance Score below 60 and growth of less than 2 points in an MFP Accountability Report, submitted to the Louisiana House and Senate Committees on Education by June 1 each year; the most recent report in 2009 contained data for 34 schools in 15 districts during the 2007-2008 school year.

The average school performance score for schools in that report was 52.9, compared to 86.3 statewide. The average classroom instructional expenditure per student was $6,416 among these schools, compared to $5,924 statewide. About 91 percent of students in this report were compared to 63.2 percent statewide. The schools in this report had higher

Bojan Zoranović

Bojan Zoranović is a Serbian football forward, playing for Scarborough SC in the Canadian Soccer League. Zoranović began his career in 2006 in the Serbian League West with FK Takovo. In 2007, he played in the Serbian First League with FK Metalac Gornji Milanovac, in the Serbian SuperLiga. In 2011, he returned to the Serbian League West to play with Sumadija Arandelovac, had another stint in the Serbian Superliga with Radnicki Kragujevac in 2012. After a season with Radnicki he returned to the Serbian First League to play with Metalac Gornji Milanovac, FK Mačva Šabac. In 2015, he played abroad in the First League of the Republika Srpska with FK Leotar, he returned to the Serbian First League in 2016 to play with FK Kolubara, FK Dinamo Vranje. In 2018, he played abroad for the second time in the Canadian Soccer League with CSC Mississauga, he played for Scarborough SC for the 2019 season where he contributed in securing the CSL Championship. Scarborough SC CSL Championship: 2019 Bojan Zoranović at Soccerway Bojan Zoranović stats at Bojan Zoranović at

World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary and Monkey Park

World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary and Monkey Park is an avian and wildlife sanctuary in Hout Bay, a suburb of Cape Town in South Africa. As suggested by its name, the focus is on birds and monkeys, it is the largest African bird park and among the bird parks in the world with the higher number of species. Of the 400 animal species, about 330 are birds; the vast majority of the birds in the park are exhibited in walk-through aviaries. In total there are more than 100 aviaries. Among the many birds are groups such as penguins, waterfowl, owls, flamingos, parrots, hornbills and weavers. Among mammals are various monkeys and porcupines, reptiles include green iguana, monitor lizards and tortoises. In addition to exhibiting animals, World of Birds has a breeding center for threatened species and wildlife rehabilitation for injured birds. Official website Media related to World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary and Monkey Park at Wikimedia Commons

William Earnshaw (minister)

William Earnshaw, D. D. was an American minister who served in the Union Army as a chaplain and as the 8th Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, 1879-1880. Earnshaw was born on April 1828 in Chester, Pennsylvania. Soon after the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted April 16, 1861 as a private in the 49th Pennsylvania Infantry and was mustered in as the regiment's chaplain with the rank of captain. Earnshaw resigned his commission on October 12, 1862 when the regiment was consolidated with another regiment, he was appointed a hospital chaplain in the U. S. Volunteers April 22, 1863 and remained in the service until August 27, 1867. With the necessity of creating national cemeteries, Ernshaw was superintendent of the construction of Stones River National Cemetery and Nashville National Cemetery, he was elected chaplain of the National Military Home in Dayton, Ohio on September 5, 1867 and held the post until illness forced him to retire. Earnshaw was Commander of the Ohio Department, Grand Army of the Republic in 1876, Junior Vice-Commander in 1877, presided at the national encampment of the G.

A. R. in Albany, New York in 1879, when he was elected to serve as the national organization's 8th Commander-in-Chief. He is buried there in Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum. List of Grand Army of the Republic Commanders-in-Chief Grand Army of the Republic. Final Journal of the Grand Army of the Republic, 1866-1956, 1957