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Barry Kitchener

Barry Raymond Kitchener was an English professional footballer who played for Millwall between 1966 and 1982. Born in Dagenham, Kitchener signed for Millwall in August 1965 and made his Millwall debut in February 1967 at left back, against Birmingham City replacing the injured Harry Cripps. In his next game Kitchener scored against Sheffield United, hitting a 30-yard screamer past former England goalkeeper Alan Hodgkinson. On the return of Cripps to the side, he played in every game that season at centre half, retaining the number five shirt until his retirement in 1982, his total of 602 appearances remains a club record. He released an autobiographical DVD titled 60 Minutes with Barry Kitchener, in May 2007 was voted by fans to represent Millwall in the P. F. A. Centenary Hall of Fame, he played one summer in America on loan to the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the North American Soccer League, wearing the number 22 shirt and earning 20 caps along the way. Tampa Bay went all the way through to league final, before losing to Vancouver, 2–1 in Soccer Bowl'79.

Kitchener died on 30 March 2012. He had been diagnosed with cancer. Before Millwall's home game on 7 April 2012 against Hull City, a minute's applause and a service were held; the home side wore a special white kit in memory of Kitchener. List of one-club men Barry Kitchener Millwall Hall Of Fame

South East Melbourne Phoenix

The South East Melbourne Phoenix are an Australian professional basketball team based in Melbourne, Victoria. The Phoenix entered the National Basketball League in the 2019–20 season; the team play the majority their home games at Melbourne Arena, which they share with fellow NBL team Melbourne United, with some games being played at the State Basketball Centre. With plans to expand the National Basketball League beginning with the 2019–20 season, the league sold a franchise licence to Swansea City co-owner Romie Chaudhari in July 2018. In August 2018, former Melbourne Tigers player Tommy Greer was appointed general manager of the new franchise, with this appointment at the time indicating the franchise would be Melbourne-based. On 2 September 2018, the NBL announced that the league's ninth franchise for the 2019–20 season will be based in South-East Melbourne. On 18 October 2018, Simon Mitchell was appointed as the inaugural head coach of the team. On 17 November 2018, the team's name was announced as South East Melbourne Phoenix.

The team logo and colours were revealed. On 4 December 2018, former Adelaide 36ers forward Mitch Creek was announced as the team's first marquee signing; the Phoenix debuted in the 2019–20 season opener on 3 October 2019, when they were hosted by cross-town rivals Melbourne United at Melbourne Arena. In front of a sold-out crowd of 10,300, the Phoenix won 91–88; the Phoenix played their first home game at Melbourne Arena on 13 October 2019 against the Brisbane Bullets, winning 113–93. The crowd of 6,019 was the highest recorded for an expansion franchise's first home game in league history. Despite losing import forward Tai Wesley to injury on opening night, the Phoenix sat in second place with a 5–2 record after the season's first six rounds. From that point, they won just four more games to finish their inaugural season in eighth place with a 9–19 record; the Phoenix are headquartered and train at the State Basketball Centre, located in Wantirna South, part of the South-Eastern City of Knox region that forms part of the club's strategic engagement area.

The Phoenix play their home games at Melbourne Arena, known as "The Fire Pit", there are plans to play two regular season games at the State Basketball Centre each season once the planned expansion has been completed. Official website

The Fall (Gorillaz album)

The Fall is the fourth studio album by British virtual band Gorillaz. It was recorded during the North American leg of the Escape to Plastic Beach World Tour; the album was first announced on 20 December 2010 and released on 19 April 2011. The album features fewer guest artists than previous Gorillaz albums. Critics enjoyed the experimental qualities of the album but believed that it lacked the feel of previous Gorillaz albums, it charted in various countries and peaked at number 24 on the Billboard 200. The entire album was recorded on group co-founder Damon Albarn's iPad over the course of 32 days during the North American leg of the Escape to Plastic Beach World Tour in October 2010 and mixed in England by Stephen Sedgwick. Other instruments used included a Korg vocoder, a ukulele, a microKORG, an Omnichord, a Minimoog Voyager, a Melodica, a guitar, a piano and a Korg Monotron. Albarn said of the recording: "I made it on the road. I didn't write it. I just did it day by day as a kind of diary of my experience in America.

If I left it until the New Year to release it the cynics out there would say,'Oh well, it's been tampered with', but if I put it out now they'd know that I haven't done anything because I've been on tour since."The album includes four guest artists, three of which have worked with Albarn before. Mick Jones and Bobby Womack appeared on the previous Gorillaz album Plastic Beach, as did Paul Simonon, who worked on Albarn's project The Good, the Bad & the Queen. American singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams of N*E*R*D recorded a track with Albarn while touring together which did not appear on the album; the album was first announced on 20 December 2010 as a holiday gift to fans. On 22 December, the music video for "Phoner to Arizona", which consists of a compilation of footage and images taken from the tour and the phase, was posted on YouTube as a way to promote the album; the album was first released to stream for free on the Gorillaz website on 25 December. The album was given an official release on 19 April 2011.

The Fall received mixed to positive reviews from most music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 67, based on 25 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews". Praise was focused on the album's unique qualities and experimental nature, with Rolling Stone stating that the album was "a wistfully spaced-out, subtly cheeky spin on the road-trip epic" and NME calling it "quiet but ambitious". However, some critics felt that it lacked the offerings of previous Gorillaz albums, with The Guardian stating that it was "oddly out of character" compared to Plastic Beach. Sample credits "The Parish of Space Dust" contains samples of "Cowboy Town" as written by Ronnie Dunn, Larry Boone and Paul Nelson and performed by Brooks and Dunn, "Wichita Lineman", as written by Jimmy Webb and performed by Glen Campbell, "Hawaiian War Chant" as written by Prince Leleiohoku and performed by Spike Jones.

"Seattle Yodel" features the Yodelling Pickle, made by the novelty retailer Archie McPhee. Adapted from the liner notes for The Fall. Gorillaz – performance, writing Bobby Womack - performance, vocals, guitar Mick Jones - additional guitar Jesse Hackett - additional keyboards Paul Simonon - additional bass James R Grippo - additional qanun Gorillaz – production Stephen Sedgwick – production, mixing Geoff Pesche – mastering Zombie Flesh Eaters - artwork, design Jamie Hewlett – artwork, photography Mike Smith – photography, additional recording Seb Monk - photography Oswald Lee Henderson - photography

Iceman (occupation)

An iceman is someone who sells or delivers ice from a wagon, cart, or motor-truck. The profession was much more common than it is today. From the late 19th century to mid-20th century, in cities and towns icemen would make daily rounds delivering ice for iceboxes before the electric domestic refrigerator became commonplace. Many icemen in the Northeastern U. S. had origins in Southern Italy. Arriving in the U. S. with little education or trade skills, many of these immigrants began ice routes in New York City, where ice routes were a common sight. In those times, ice was harvested from ponds and lakes, stored in ice houses and transported to cities. Modern day icemen no longer use a wagon or cart to deliver their ice, but instead use freezer trucks which contain pallets stacked with bags of ice cubes and large blocks of ice. Many of the old-fashioned small-time routes were bought out in the 1980s and 1990s by large ice corporations that sell and produce ice, as well as ice machines, to restaurants and bars.

The tools of the iceman were wires, hooks and ice picks. Being an iceman was arduous. Icemen began their day at 4:00 am and finished late in the evening, depending on both the season and day of the week. Many icemen through holidays; as Arthur Miller recalls in his autobiography Timebends, "icemen had leather vests and a wet piece of sackcloth slung over the right shoulder, once they had slid the ice into the box, they invariably slipped the sacking off and stood there waiting, for their money."The occupation of ice delivery lives on through Amish communities, where ice is delivered by truck and used to cool food and other perishables. A reference to the past history of the iceman occupation can be seen in Disney's animated films Frozen and Frozen II, where the character Kristoff learns the trade from a young age. Ice trade Ice cutting Ice boxing ^ Arthur Miller, Timebends: A Life, 64. Media related to Icemen at Wikimedia Commons Icebox Memories A Nairobi-based ice delivery company Joseph C. Jones, J.

R.: America's Icemen: An Illustrative History of the United States Natural Ice Industry 1665-1925. Humble, TX: Jobeco Books 1984

Seylan Bank

Seylan Bank PLC is a publicly owned Commercial Bank in Sri Lanka. It has branches both in urban as well as rural areas of Sri Lanka. Seylan bank had 167 banking centres island wide, 3000 staff members, a ATM network of 205 units covering crucial locations, 9 branches providing 365 day banking in 2020; the bank was formed as a licensed commercial bank, incorporated with a shareholder base. Seylan Bank was incorporated on 28 August 1987 as a Public Limited Liability Company and founder chairman was Dr. Lalith Kotelawala, it established its first subsidiary, Seylan Merchant Bank Limited, in 1992. A second subsidiary, Ceylinco Seylan Development Limited was established in 1992 for the purpose of constructing the Bank's head office building, Ceylinco Seylan Towers. Seylan Bank introduced Sri Lanka's first homegrown credit card and they had a partnership deal with Western Union, a global money transfer system; the collapse of the Golden Key Credit Card Company, a subsidiary of the Ceylinco Consolidated and the mismanagement of funds by the Former Chairman in 2008, resulted in a liquidity crisis in the last weeks of 2008.

This prompted the monetary board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka to bring Seylan Bank under the control of state owned Bank of Ceylon on the 28 December 2008. This took place under Section 30 of the Monetary Law Act No.58 of 1949. Seylan Bank's troubles started when the Golden Key Credit Card Company, an unregulated firm of the Ceylinco group was unable to repay its customers due to financial instability. An 11-member team was appointed by the Bank of Ceylon on the behalf of Central Bank of Sri Lanka's request in 2008 following the downfall of the bank and due to the unethical behaviour and activities of Golden Key Credit Card Company, affiliated with Seylan Bank; the team managed to re-establish the financial stability of the bank and introduced effective risk management policies. Recreation of a comprehensive strategic business plan, developing employees, reducing operational expenses were accomplished by the board of directors; the bank earned a tax profit of Rs.188 million at the end of year 2009.

The bank was able to cover 300 million from previous non-performing loans. Seylan Bank made a reputation once again as one of the leading banks in Sri Lanka after reaching the solution regarding the scam by the Golden Key Company and still continuing their services to people. In May 2010, the bank's profits were up 32.3% when compared to the previous year. Http://www.thecolombotimes.com/business-news/12037-fitch-affirms-seylan-bank-at-bbblka-outlook-stable.html Seylan Bank Official website