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Stephen Silvagni

Stephen Silvagni is a former Australian rules footballer who represented Carlton in the Australian Football League. As the second member of three generations of Silvagni's represent the Blues, he is regarded as one of the greatest full-backs to play the game and was named as full-back in the AFL Team of the Century and is an inductee in the Australian Football Hall of Fame. Prior to 1985 he captained the undefeated Marcellin College 1st XVIII that won both the 1984 Associated Grammar Schools premiership, the coveted Herald Shield Cup played under lights at Waverley Park, he is known by his nickname, "SOS", standing for "Son of Serge", referring to his father, Sergio Silvagni, another great Carlton player. After retiring from football, Silvagni has worked as an assistant coach and list manager at several AFL clubs, he is the list manager at Carlton Football Club. Silvagni's defensive skills were earned him the status as a true clubman at Carlton. In 1996's AFL Team of the Century, Silvagni had the honour of being named at full-back.

A title he was bestowed with after it was discovered that players not in the AFL Hall of Fame were ineligible for selection at the time meaning that players of the quality of David Dench from North Melbourne and Geoff Southby from Carlton two of the games finest Fullbacks were excluded from the selection process though they gained entry into the AFL Hall of Fame. He retained the title as the best full-back for four years in succession, although he was known for his marking and goalkicking ability when playing at the opposite end of the ground in the full-forward position at times kicking a bag of 10 goals in Round 16, 1993 against the Fitzroy Lions, his finest game was in the 1995 AFL Grand Final where he kept Geelong legend Gary Ablett goalless for the entire game. In addition to Silvagni's blanketing tactics, he was a renowned high-flyer, taking out the Mark of the Year in 1988. However, when one such mark led to an ankle injury, the high-flying aspect of his game disappeared. A year after his retirement at the end of the 2001 season he announced that he would make a comeback to assist Carlton, following their penalties for salary cap infringements.

He however changed his mind. Silvangi played as goalkeeper for the Australian International Rules team on several occasions, won the inaugural Jim Stynes Medal in 1998. Silvagni was a five time All-Australian, being selected in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1999. After retiring from playing, Silvagni worked as an assistant coach at four AFL clubs, Sydney, Western Bulldogs, most St Kilda from 2007 until the end of 2010. In 2011, Silvagni took on the role of list manager with the fledgling Greater Western Sydney Giants, he returned to Carlton as list manager in 2015, remains there as of 2019. Stephen departed the Carlton Football Club on 4 December 2019, following the 2019 AFL season. Stephen Silvagni married Australian television celebrity Jo Bailey in 1996, they have three sons, their eldest son Jack was drafted by the Carlton Football Club in 2015. He played his first match in 2016 vs Collingwood, their second son Ben, was drafted by the Carlton Football Club in the 2018 AFL draft. Since retiring from playing football he has worked in the media as a guest football commentator.

Carlton Football Club key defender Alex Silvagni is Stephen's second cousin. List of Australian rules football families A true blueblood – by Stephen Silvagni Stephen Silvagni Profile in Blueseum Stephen Silvagni's playing statistics from AFL Tables

Witzenhausen

Witzenhausen is a small town in the Werra-Meißner-Kreis in northeastern Hesse, Germany. It was granted town rights in 1225, until 1974, it was a district seat; the University of Kassel maintains a satellite campus in Witzenhausen at, offered the ecological agricultural sciences programme, unique in the country. This puts Witzenhausen among Germany's smallest university towns. Furthermore, a teaching institute for environment and technology, agriculture and landscaping; the town is nationally known for the invention of the Biotonne – a biological refuse container – in 1983, as an important cherry-growing area. Cherries are traditional in Witzenhausen, which has led to the yearly Kesperkirmes, or “Cherry Fair”, at which a Cherry Queen is chosen. Witzenhausen lies on the northeast slope of the Kaufunger Wald, surrounded by the Meißner-Kaufunger Wald Nature Park; the town is found at the mouth of the Gelster, where it empties into the Werra some 30 km east of Kassel, 16 km east-southeast of Hann. Münden, 25 km south of Göttingen and 23 km northwest of Eschwege.

Witzenhausen borders in the north on the town of Hann. Münden, the communities of Rosdorf and Friedland, in the east on the communities of Neu-Eichenberg and Lindewerra, in the south on the towns of Bad Sooden-Allendorf and Großalmerode and the unincorporated area of Gutsbezirk Kaufunger Wald and in the west on the community of Staufenberg in Lower Saxony’s Göttingen district. Witzenhausen’s 16 Stadtteile, besides the main town called Witzenhausen, are, on the Werra’s left bank: Blickershausen, Ellingerode, Hubenrode, Kleinalmerode, Roßbach, Wendershausen Ziegenhagen,On the river’s right bank: Albshausen, Berlepsch-Ellerode-Hübenthal, Neuseesen, Unterrieden Werleshausen. In 1898, the Deutsche Kolonialschule für Landwirtschaft, Handel und Gewerbe was founded to train people in agriculture for resettlement in Germany's colonies; the successor institution forms today a satellite campus of the University of Kassel, includes a greenhouse complex dedicated to tropical crops. Historic town centre with various important timber-frame houses: Grau’sches Haus Rotes Haus Steinernes Haus Sommermann’sches Haus Meinhard-Wedekind’sches Haus Persch’sches Haus Liebfrauenkirche Historic Town Hall Erlöserkirche Diebesturm and parts of the old town wall Former Williamite monastery, part of the Colonial School and today part of the University of Kassel Gelsterhof Estate, the former Colonial School's farm Burg Ludwigstein Völkerkundliches Museum Greenhouse for domesticated tropical plants Town park with swan pond The municipal election held on 27 March 2011 yielded the following results: At first, the current council was ruled by a CDU-Green-FWG coalition, but this was dissolved in September 2007.

1945-1948: Eduard Platner 1987-2005: Günter Engel 2005-2018: Angela Fischer 2018-: Daniel Herz Witzenhäuser Woche in conjunction with German Queens’ Day, every 3 years. Kesperkirmes, the “cherry fair” in the Old Town with election of the Cherry Queen and German cherry pip spitting championship. Cherry Man Erntedank- und Heimatfest, 20–25 August 2008, this year with Jürgen Drews as the star guest on Sunday in the festival tent at Joseph Pott Platz In 2006 Witzenhausen was the starting point for the third stage of the Deutschland Tour Christmas market Witzenhausen suffers – like the whole Werra-Meißner-Kreis and a great part of North Hesse – from high unemployment and its attendant loss of younger people to migration. In Witzenhausen-Unterrieden, the last producer of chewing tobacco in Germany is still in business. An important employer in Witzenhausen is, with 430 employees all together, the corporation Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget. In Witzenhausen the SCA produces raw paper for corrugated cardboard for manufacturing packagings and hygiene products such as toilet paper.

Another important employer is the town hospital in Witzenhausen. Witzenhäuser Allgemeine Markt Spiegel Witzenhüsser Extra Tipp RundFunk Meißner Over Bundesstraßen 27, 80 and 451, the town is linked to the greater road network. In Hedemünden, some 10 km away, is an interchange on the Autobahn A 7. Near Friedland is an interchange on the A 38 towards Halle. Moreover, Witzenhausen is on the two tourist routes: the German Timber-Frame Road and the German Fairy Tale Route. Witzenhausen has a railway station, Witzenhausen Nord, on the Eichenberg–Kassel section of the Halle-Kassel Railway, it is located above the town on the north slope of the Werra valley and is served by

House of Representatives of the Gambia

The House of Representatives of the Gambia was the legislature of the Gambia from 1960 to 1994, succeeding the Legislative Council and being succeeded by the National Assembly. The House of Representatives was established by the 1959 constitution drawn up by Edward Henry Windley Governor of the Gambia, it came into operation for the 1960 election. The House had 34 members. 27 of these were directly elected, seven were nominated, there was a Speaker. 19 were elected directly by universal suffrage, with a voting age of 21, the other 8 were elected indirectly by the Conference of Protectorate Chiefs. Of the 19 directly elected members, 12 represented the Protectorate, 7 represented the Colony constituencies. A constitutional conference in London in July 1961 agreed to some changes to the composition of the House, that were implemented for the 1962 election; the number of directly elected members was increased from 19 to 32. The Colony's representation remained at 7, with that of the Protectorate increasing to 25.

The number of chiefs was reduced to 4, there was one ex-officio member and two nominated members. Prior to the 1966 election, the number of Bathurst seats was reduced from 5 to 3, with the extra 2 seats being granted to the Provinces; the number of directly elected seats was increased to 35 in 1977 and to 36 in 1987, with all members being elected by the first past the post system. In 1982, the number of indirectly-elected chiefs was increased by one to 5, while in 1992 there were 8 nominated members, representing special interest groups such as women and trade unions; the House met 3 or 4 times a year, but by the 1990s this was up to 8 times a year, with sittings lasting for up to 8 days. Following the 1994 coup d'état, the House of Representatives was abolished and was replaced by the National Assembly in 1997. Throughout its lifetime, the House was dominated by MPs of the People's Progressive Party, the party of the President, Dawda Jawara