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Steve Vickers (footballer)

Stephen "Steve" Vickers, is an English former association footballer who played as a central defender. He made nearly 600 appearances in the Football League and the Premier League, the majority of which were for Tranmere Rovers and Middlesbrough. While with Middlesbrough he played in the 1997 FA Cup Final. Vickers was born in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, played football for local non-League club Spennymoor United, he began his professional career at Tranmere Rovers, where he forged a reputation as one of the classiest defenders in England's lower leagues. At Tranmere he was part of the side, he subsequently played in the Premier League with Middlesbrough, whom he joined in 1993, winning the club's Player of the Year Award for the 1993–94 season. He was loaned to Crystal Palace in 2001 to Birmingham City that year. Whilst at Middlesbrough he played in the 1997 FA Cup Final; this deal was made permanent for £400,000, Vickers helped Birmingham gain promotion to the Premier League in the 2001–02 season.

He scored his only goal for the club that season, against Stockport County. Vickers retired from playing at the end of an injury-plagued 2002–03 season, which included a knee operation before the start of the season, a broken rib in his first game back, a badly-gashed ankle following a two-footed challenge from Everton's Wayne Rooney which resulted in Rooney's first senior red card, a succession of minor problems. After his retirement from playing, he went into property development in his native north-east of England. In 2010, he was employed as head of youth recruitment for the sports management division of a north-east-based law firm. Steve Vickers at Soccerbase

Booneua Prasertsuwan

Booneua Prasertsuwan spelled Boon-eau Prasertsuwan, was a Thai politician from Suphan Buri Province. Prasertsuwan was first elected to the national House of Representatives in 1957 and won election to the House for 10 consecutive elections from 1957 to 1996, he served as Speaker of the House of Representatives of Thailand from 1995 to 1996. He is credited with persuading Banharn Silpa-archa, the former Prime Minister of Thailand from 1995 to 1996, to enter politics. Prasertsuwan was born in Bang Pla Ma District, Suphan Buri Province, on 13 April 1919, to parents and Lang Suwanhong. In 1937, he became a teacher at the Kannasut Sueksalai in his native Suphan Buri Province, he completed his studies at military medical school and became a Thai Army sergeant. Following the end of World War II, Prasertsuwan became a medical instructor at the Ananda Mahidol Hospital in Lopburi before resigning from his position in 1946 to open a family-run medical clinic. Prasertsuwan entered politics at the provincial level.

He was elected to the Suphan Buri provincial council, four times. In 1957, he was elected to the House of Representatives of Thailand, he won election to the House of Representatives in ten elections from 1957 to 1996. In 1975, Prasertsuwan joined the Democrat Party, but switched to the Thamsangkhom and the now defunct Thai Nation Party. In 1981, Prasertsuwan was appointed Deputy Agriculture and Cooperative Minister in a government of Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda to replace the late Pol Col Krit Sangkhasap, who had died in a 1981 helicopter accident in Chiang Mai while in office. Chatichai Choonhavan, the Prime Minister from 1988 to 1991 appointed Prasertsuwan as his Office Minister and Deputy Prime Minister during his government. Prasertsuwan was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives of Thailand in 1995, a position he held until September 1996. In 1997, he was named to the rank of major general in a special case. Booneua Prasertsuwan, 97 years old, died at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok on 13 October 2016, the same day as the passing of the King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Prasertsuwan was married to Duangnet Prasertsuwan. Booneua has received the following royal decorations in the Honours System of Thailand: Knight Grand Cordon of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant Knight Grand Cordon of The Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand

Inca Manco Cápac International Airport

Inca Manco Cápac International Airport, known as Aeropuerto Internacional Inca Manco Cápac in Spanish, is an high elevation airport serving in the city of Juliaca in Peru, 32 kilometres west of Titicaca Lake. Airport operations are run by Corporación Peruana de Aeropuertos y Aviación Comercial S. A. the government entity that oversees management of Peruvian airports. Despite being classified as international, Inca Manco Cápac International Airport does not feature any scheduled international nonstop flights; the airport has one of the longest runways in Latin America. The Juliaca VOR-DME is located on the field; the airport was named after founder of the Inca civilization in Cusco. The airport is served by the following airlines: Transport in Peru List of airports in Peru List of highest commercial airports Airport information for SPJL at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006. OurAirports - Juliaca OpenStreetMap - Juliaca SkyVector Aeronautical Charts Accident history for Inca Manco Cápac at Aviation Safety Network

Soh Chin Aun

Dato' Soh Chin Aun is a Malaysian national football player from Malacca alongside the late Mokhtar Dahari and R. Arumugam, he was affectionately known as Towkay by his teammates and fans. In 1971, when he played in the Olympic qualifier in Seoul, South Korea, he was the youngest member of the national team at the age of 21, he participated in the 1972 Munich Olympic Games and was the captain of the qualifying team to the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. Malaysia did not participate the 1980 Olympics. However, because of his contribution for helping Malaysia to qualify for 1980 Olympics, he was awarded Ahli Mangku Negara by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, his partnership with Santokh Singh was the most solid defence in the much-feared Malaysian team back then. He earned the nickname The'god of war' for his commanding play, he retired from international football in 1985. In 1999, he became part of the AFC Century Club, he was appointed as the chairman of the referees’ committee on 13 March 2007. He was the manager of Malaysia national football team from 2007 until 2009.

Although not recognised internationally, his claims of 324 international appearances for his country make him arguably the most capped international player in the world. In 2016, he made a cameo appearance in Ola Bola as Chow Kok Keong, a character based on himself in the 1980 Moscow Olympics qualification campaign, he once tried to make it in politics by contesting to be the Member of Parliament for Kota Melaka representing Malaysian Chinese Association of Barisan Nasional in 1986 but he suffered a defeat of 17,606 votes to Lim Guan Eng of Democratic Action Party. Selangor FAMalaysia Cup:Winner: 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979Malacca FAMalaysian LeagueWinner: 1983 Pestabola MerdekaWinners: 1973, 1974, 1976, 1979Jakarta Anniversary TournamentWinners: 1970SEA GamesWinners: 1977, 1979Asian GamesBronze Medal: 1974 All-Star Team AFC Asian Cup: 1980 AFC Century Award: 1999 Asian Football Hall of Fame: 2014 Malaysia: Member of the Order of the Defender of the Realm Selangor: Knight Companion of the Order of Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah - Dato' Pahang: Knight Companion of the Order of the Crown of Pahang - Dato' Notes SourcesMalaysian torchbearers of the Olympic Flame Profile Page at

Hercules Against the Sons of the Sun

Hercules Against the Sons of the Sun is a 1964 Italian-Spanish peplum film written and directed by Osvaldo Civirani. Mark Forest as Hercules Anna Maria Pace as Yamira Giuliano Gemma as Maytha Giulio Donnini as the High Priest Franco Fantasia as King Ata Hualpa Angela Rhu as the Queen Assia Zezon as the Handmaiden Audrey Anderson as the Dancing Girl Rosalba Neri as the Queen A review in the Monthly Film Bulletin described the film as a "decorative film", "often pleasant to watch, with attractive outdoor locations featuring the most viridian of luxuriant foilage." and "an array of spectacular costumes" concluding that "its decorative virtues are the film's only strong point: it is lacking in vitality, the stiff acting is not improved my stiff dubbing". Hercules Against the Sons of the Sun on IMDb

Lydia Jane Wheeler Peirson

Lydia Jane Wheeler Peirson was an American poet, nicknamed "the forest minstrel". Born in Middletown, she was the daughter to William Wheeler, she developed an aptitude for literary works at an early age and singing verses before age 12. These first songs were about nature, she memorized entire books, including The Shipwreck, The Lady of the Lake, Lalla-Rookh, The Bride of Abydos, The Corsair. At the age of 16, she moved with her parents to Canandaigua, New York and married Oliver Peirson two years later. With her husband, Peirson moved to the western portion of Liberty Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania in 1821. Suffering from loneliness and seclusion at their rural home in the woods of the Allegheny Mountains, she began to write. For many years, her children were financially dependent on her efforts, she was a prolific author, chiefly for magazines and newspapers, her published poems filling more than a thousand common octavo pages. Though Peirson wrote more prose than poems, her prose papers were not collected.

Her writings were about nature. Peirson published two volumes of poems: "Forest Leaves," in 1846 and " The Forest Minstrel," in 1847. In 1849, she edited the Lancaster Literary Gazette, she contributed verse to the Southern Literary Magazine and The New Real. In 1853, Peirson settled in Adrian, Michigan where she died in 1862; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: S. J. B. Hale's " Woman's Record, Or, Sketches of All Distinguished Women: From the Creation to A. D. 1854: Arranged in Four Eras: with Selections from Female Writers of Every Age" This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: M. B. Bateham & S. D. Harris's "THE OHIO CULTIVATOR: A SEMI-MONTHLY JOURNAL, DEVOTED TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE, AND THE PROMOTION OF DOMESTIC INDUSTRY: ILLUSTRATED WITH ENGLAVING OF FARM BUILDINGS, IMPLEMENTS, DOMESTIC ANIMALS, Erc." This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: J. L. Sexton's " An Outline History of Tioga and Bradford Counties in Pennsylvania, Steuben, Tioga and Schuyler in New York: By Townships, Boro's and Cities" This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: L. J. Peirson's & B. S. Schneck's " The forest minstrel ed. by B.

S. Schneck" This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: J. S. Hart's "A Manual of American Literature: A Text-book for Schools and Colleges" This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: J. G. Wilson's & J. Fiske's " Appleton's Cyclopædia of American Biography"