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Slovakia national football team

The Slovakia national football team represents Slovakia in international football competition and is controlled by the Slovak Football Association, the governing body for football in Slovakia. Slovakia's home stadium from 2019 is the reconstructed Tehelné pole in Bratislava, their head coach is Pavel Hapal. Slovakia is one of the newest national football teams in the world, having split from the Czechoslovakia national team after the dissolution of the unified state in 1993. Slovakia maintains its own national side. Slovakia qualified for two major international tournaments, the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016. Slovakia qualified to the FIFA World Cup in 2010 after winning their qualifying group, despite two defeats against Slovenia. At the World Cup, Slovakia progressed beyond the group stage after a 3–2 win against Italy, before bowing out of the tournament after a 2–1 defeat in the knockout stage against the eventual runners-up Netherlands, it was the first time the national team played in a major football competition, after playing every FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign since 1998 and every UEFA European Football Championship qualifying campaign since 1996, after a 50-year absence from international football due to representing part of the Czechoslovakia team.

The nation did come close to securing a berth at the 2006 finals in Germany, after finishing second in their group ahead of Russia and behind Portugal, before drawing Spain in their qualification play-off, in which the Slovaks lost by a wide margin on aggregate. The national team have achieved some noteworthy results such as the aforementioned win over the title holders Italy at the 2010 World Cup, a 1–0 win against Russia in September 2010. Despite this success however, the team dropped down the rankings and a considerable drop in form went with this, as the team failed to qualify for Euro 2012 finishing their group in fourth place, they only scored seven goals in the group, only more than minnows Andorra. Slovakia failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup, but secured a spot in France for Euro 2016 under head coach Ján Kozák which helped the team reach their best position of 14th in the FIFA World Rankings. Slovakia's traditional rival is the Czech Republic which they played twice in the qualification for the 1998 World Cup in 1996 and 1997, winning 2–1 in Bratislava before losing 3–0 in Prague with both teams eliminated, before playing each other again in 2008 and 2009 in the qualifying round for the 2010 World Cup.

In these two meetings, the teams drew 2–2 in Bratislava with the Slovaks winning 2–1 in Prague. But before that, they played each other in Euro 2008 qualifying, they lost 3–1 in Prague and 0–3 in Bratislava; the first official match of the first Slovak Republic was played in Bratislava against Germany on 27 August 1939, ended in a 2–0 victory for Slovakia. After the Second World War, the national football team was subsumed into the team of Czechoslovakia, for over 50 years Slovakia played no matches as an independent country. During this period, they contributed several key players to the Czechoslovak team, including the majority of the team that won the UEFA Euro 1976. Slovakia's first official international after regaining independence was a 1–0 victory in Dubai over the United Arab Emirates on 2 February 1994, their match back on Slovak soil was the 4–1 win over Croatia in Bratislava on 20 April 1994. Slovakia suffered their biggest defeat since independence on 22 June 1995, in Mendoza, against Argentina.

Their biggest wins have come against Liechtenstein in 2004 and San Marino in 2007. Slovakia played in a major championship as an independent team for the first time in Euro 1996 qualifying, but finished in third place in their qualifying group, behind Romania and France, having recorded wins against Poland and Azerbaijan, twice. In the 1998 World Cup qualifiers, Slovakia finished fourth in their six-team group with five wins, one draw and four defeats, their first four games in this were all wins, with one of these against their Czech neighbors, helping the team reach their highest FIFA World Ranking to date of number 17. Slovakia participated in the FIFA World Cup for the first time as an independent nation after finishing in first in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 3 ahead of Slovenia, Czech Republic, Northern Ireland and Poland. On 14 October 2009, they clinched. On 24 June 2010, at the tournament proper, Slovakia finished second in the group stage after defeating reigning champions Italy in a game which ESPN dubbed "epic": the game saw three goals being scored after the 80th minute, two by Italy and one by Slovakia, as well as a disallowed goal by Italy flagged offside by "the tightest of decisions".

The result eliminated Italy, who finished last in the group. The result of this match meant that for the first time in World Cup history, both finalists from the previous tournament had been eliminated from the first round, champion Italy and runner-up France. In the round of 16, Slovakia played the Netherlands in the round of 16, falling behind 2–0 only to score a late goal from the penalty spot by striker Róbert Vittek, the last kick of the game in a 2–1 defeat. Despite elimination, the goal returned Vittek to the top of the goalscoring charts joint top with David Villa until Villa himself scored against Portugal in Spain's 1–0 win in the same stage of the tournament. For Euro 2012 qualification, Slovakia was drawn against Russia, the Republic of Ireland, Armenia and Andorra; the good campaign in South Afri

List of artists by number of UK Singles Chart number ones

This is a list of artists and the titles of their number-one singles in order of total number-one singles in the UK Singles Chart since it began in 1952. To qualify for entry on the list, they must have been individually credited as an artist on four or more number one singles, as recognised by the Official Charts Company. Playing or singing on a single is not counted, so, for example Clem Cattini, a prolific session musician who has played on over 40 number ones, is not included. Cliff Richard's total includes songs with The Shadows and Paul McCartney's total includes songs with Wings. Sash! is noted as the act with the most singles to peak at #2 without reaching #1. List of artists by number of UK Albums Chart number ones List of artists who reached number one on the UK Singles Chart Asterisks indicate chains of consecutive hits following a debut number one

Innocent World

"Innocent World" is the fifth single released by Mr. Children on June 1, 1994. "Innocent World" was Mr. Children's first No. 1 single on the Oricon Japanese charts, managing to sell 1,935,830 copies during its run on the chart and was the No. 1 selling single for Oricon's 1994 yearly chart. The title track was used as the promotional song for the soft drink Aquaerius Ioshisu and was included in the Mr. Children live album 1/42 released on September 8, 1999, Mr. Children 1992–1995, released on July 11, 2001; the b-side "My confidence song" was included in Mr. Children's compilation album, B-Side, released on May 10, 2007. "Innocent World" has won many awards including the'Grand Prize' at the 36th Annual Japan Record Awards, the'Best 5 Single Award' at the 9th Annual Japan Gold Disc Awards, the'Silver Award' at the 13th Annual JASRAC Awards. All tracks are written by Kazutoshi Sakurai. Kazutoshi Sakurai – vocals, guitar Kenichi Tahara – guitar Keisuke Nakagawabass Hideya Suzuki – drums Producer – Kobayashi Takeshi Arrangement - Mr. Children and Takeshi Kobayashi

New Cassel, New York

New Cassel is a hamlet and census-designated place in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 14,059 at the 2010 census, representing a net gain of 761 over the 2000 census; the community is an unincorporated area of the Town of North Hempstead. New Cassel is located at 40°45′38″N 73°34′0″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2000, there were 13,298 people, 2,972 households, 2,448 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 9,072.8 per square mile. There were 3,067 housing units at an average density of 2,092.5/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 31.64% White, 47.32% African American, 0.45% Native American, 1.41% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 12.59% from other races, 6.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 41.11% of the population. There were 2,972 households out of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 22.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 17.6% were non-families.

12.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.46 and the average family size was 4.40. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 12.3% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, 8.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $71,270, the median income for a family was $69,044. Males had a median income of $22,526 versus $28,193 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $15,673. About 10.5% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.5% of those under age 18 and 13.7% of those age 65 or over. As of 2010, the population was 14,019; the demographics were as follows: Hispanic - 7,577 Black alone - 5,225 White alone - 841 Two or more races - 187 Asian alone - 174 Other race alone - 44 American Indian alone - 10 Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 Although the Long Island Rail Road tracks bisect the town, there is no stop in the hamlet.

A station did exist during the 19th Century however, the western portion of the community is within a short walking distance to the Westbury station. As such, the northern portion of New Cassel is served by the N22 and N22X routes along Prospect Avenue, while the southern portion is served by the N24 along Old Country Road. All of those routes travel between Hicksville and Jamaica

Megan's Law

Megan's Law is the name for a federal law, informal name for subsequent state laws, in the United States requiring law enforcement authorities to make information available to the public regarding registered sex offenders. Laws were created in response to the murder of Megan Kanka. Federal Megan's Law was enacted as a subsection of the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act of 1994, which required sex offenders to register with local law enforcement. Since only few states required registration prior to Megan's death, the state level legislation to bring states in compliance —with both the registration requirement of Jacob Wetterling Act and community notification required by federal Megan's Law— were crafted and are referred as "Megan's Laws" of individual states. Thus, federal Megan's Law refers to community notification, whereas state level "Megan's Law" may refer to both sex offender registration and community notification. Individual states decide what information will be made available and how it should be disseminated.

For example, they disseminate the information via social media platforms such as Facebook. Included information is the offender's name, address, incarceration date, offense of conviction; the information is displayed on free public websites, but can be published in newspapers, distributed in pamphlets, or through various other means. At the federal level, Megan's Law requires persons convicted of sex crimes against children to notify local law enforcement of any change of address or employment after release from custody; the notification requirement may be imposed for a fixed period of time—usually at least ten years—or permanently. Some states may legislate registration for all sex crimes if no minors were involved, it is a felony in most jurisdictions to fail to register or fail to update information. Together, Jacob Wetterling Act and Megan's Law provide two major information services: sex offender registry for law enforcement, community notification for the public; the details of what is provided as part of sex offender registration and how community notification is handled vary from state to state, in some states the required registration information and community notification protocols have changed many times since Megan's Law was passed.

The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act supplements Megan's Law with new registration requirements and a three-tier system for classifying sex offenders according to certain listed offenses requiring registration. Precedent of Megan's Law, federal Jacob Wetterling Act of 1994, required each state to create a registry for sexual offenders and certain other offenses against children. Under the Wetterling Act, registry information was kept for law enforcement use only, although law enforcement agencies were allowed to release the information of specific persons when deemed necessary to protect the public. After the high-profile rape and murder of seven-year-old Megan Kanka in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey by Jesse Timmendequas, a sex offender with two previous convictions of sex crimes against small children living across the street from Megan, her parents Richard and Maureen Kanka went on crusade to change the law by demanding mandatory community notification of sex offenders, arguing that the registration required under the Jacob Wetterling Act was not a sufficient protection measure.

They said that Megan would still be alive had they known of the criminal history of Timmendequas. Paul Kramer sponsored a package of seven bills known as Megan's Law New Jersey General Assembly in 1994. 89 days after Megan was murdered, New Jersey enacted Megan's Law, which required sex offender registration, with a database tracked by the state, whereabouts of high-risk sex offenders moving into a neighborhood to be made public. Before Megan's death, only five states required sex offenders to register with local law enforcement as required in Jacob Wetterling Act; the New Jersey law became model for federal legislation, introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Dick Zimmer. On May 17, 1996 President Bill Clinton signed federal Megan's Law, an amendment to the Jacob Wetterling Act, that set the guidelines for the state statutes, requiring states to notify the public, although officials could decide how much public notification is necessary, based on the level of danger posed by an offender.

International Megan's Law to Prevent Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders was signed into a law by President Obama in February 8, 2016. International Megan's Law requires the notification of foreign governments when a citizen of United States registered as a sex offender for sexual offense involving a minor is going to be traveling to their country; the law requires a visual "unique identifier" to be placed on the passports of covered registrants and requires offenders to notify law enforcement 21 days before traveling abroad. The law was challenged shortly after being enacted. States differ with respect to public disclosure of offenders. In some states all sex offenders are subject to public notification through Megan's Law websites. However, in others, only information on high-risk offenders is publicly available, the complete lists are withheld for law enforcement only. Under federal SORNA tier I registrants may be excluded from public disclosure, with exemption of those convicted of "specified offense against a minor."

Since SORNA sets the minimum standards the states must follow, many SORNA compliant states disclose information of all tiers. These disparities have prompted some registrants to move into states with less strict rules. Evidence to support t

InkBall

InkBall is a computer game, included with Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 and Windows Vista except the Starter and Home Basic editions. It employs the use of a stylus or mouse to draw lines to direct balls into holes of corresponding colors. On Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, a pen tablet was required to play the game properly, as the mouse cursor was not visible inside the game window. However, pressing Alt twice while playing the game will cause the mouse cursor to show up. In Windows Vista, it can be played using the mouse. Points are awarded for putting colored balls in the correct hole, time left at the end of the round, for breaking blocks; the game is over when a ball enters a hole of the wrong color. However, gray is a neutral color and therefore if a gray ball goes into the hole of a different color or if any ball goes into a gray hole nothing will happen; some blocks have special properties, such as breaking when hit and closing at intervals, changing the ball's color or making the ball accelerate.

InkBall has a variety of difficulty levels, ranging from Beginner, to Novice, to Intermediate, to Advanced and to Expert. As the difficulty increases, the time to move the balls into their correct hole is lowered, the overall complexity of the task increases substantially. Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005: Tools to Use with Your Tablet PC