TV Azteca, S. A. B. de C. V. is a Mexican multimedia conglomerate owned by Grupo Salinas. It is the second-largest mass media company in Mexico after Televisa, it competes with Televisa and Imagen Televisión, as well as some local operators. It owns two national television networks, Azteca Uno and Azteca 7, operates two other nationally distributed services, adn40 and a+. All three of these networks have transmitters in most minor cities. TV Azteca operates Azteca Trece Internacional, reaching 13 countries in Central and South America, part of the Azteca América network in the United States, its flagship program is the newscast Hechos. In the early 1990s, the presidency of Carlos Salinas de Gortari privatized many government assets. Among them was the Instituto Mexicano de la Televisión, known as Imevisión, which owned two national television networks and three local TV stations. In preparation for the privatization, the Imevisión stations were parceled into a variety of newly created companies, the largest of, named Televisión Azteca, S.
A. de C. V. With the exception of Canal 22, spun off to Conaculta, one bidder won all of the stations. On July 18, 1993, Mexico's Finance Ministry, the Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público, announced that Radio Televisora del Centro, a group controlled by Ricardo Salinas Pliego, was the winner of the auction to acquire the "state-owned media package", which included Imevisión's studios in the Ajusco area of Mexico City; the winning bid amounted to US$645 million. The new group soon took on the Televisión Azteca name for the entire operation and soon challenged Televisa, turning what had been a television monopoly into a television duopoly; the two conglomerates held 97 percent of the commercial television concessions in the country. In 1998, TV Azteca announced an investment of US$25 million in XHTVM-TV, owned by Javier Moreno Valle through concessionaire Televisora del Valle de México, S. A. de C. V. Under the deal, Azteca restructured TVM and took control of ad sales and most programming duties, while Moreno Valle's CNI news service retained some primetime space.
However, in 2000, Moreno Valle broke the contract with Azteca, alleging Azteca of filling up time allotted to CNI and not fulfilling the obligations in the contract. In December 2002, Azteca used private security guards to retake control of the XHTVM facilities on Cerro del Chiquihuite in Mexico City. However, the Mexican government stepped into the dispute and forced Azteca to relinquish control of XHTVM. In 2005, an employee strike that crippled CNI, Moreno Valle's mounting legal troubles, a deal with the 5% owner of the concessionaire allowed Azteca to buy the remainder of the station and retake control of XHTVM, under the name Proyecto 40, in 2006. On March 7, 2011, TV Azteca changed its name to Azteca, reflecting its growth into a multimedia company. However, in July 2015, the TV Azteca name was restored. TV Azteca is the second largest mass media company in México after Televisa; these two big organizations control the 97% of mass media in Mexico. TV Azteca was funded in 1993 by Ricardo Salinas Pliego.
TV Azteca has 31% of the 465 television concessions in México. The auction of the state channels and the granting of further concessions to TV Azteca further strengthen their connection, it owns Azteca banks, Azteca insurance, programing pay television, live theater, news channels, Azteca music, an acting school, Azteca consumer products, Azteca internet, Azteca series, Azteca sports, etc. TV Azteca is another company which serves the government however to a much lesser extent than Televisa. TV Azteca receives lucrative contracts from the Mexican government, therefore the information that emits is controlled by the actual government; the news, emitted by TV Azteca is 25% news bulletins that come from advertising, infotainment relying on celebrities and biased editorials. In Mexico: Outside Mexico: Azteca América: U. S. channel with programming from TV Azteca's three television national networks in Mexico and local news KAZA-TV used to be the flagship of Azteca America from 2001-2018 but was sold to Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting, which stripped KAZA of its flagship status, was replaced by MeTV as an O&O. Az Noticias Az Clic!
Az Mundo Az Corazón Az Cinema Azteca Trece -1 hora Azteca Trece -2 horas Romanza+ África - African channel On 5 January 2005, the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission accused TV Azteca executives of having profited from a multimillion-dollar debt fraud committed by TV Azteca and another company in which they held stock; the charges were among the first brought under the provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, introduced in the wake of the corporate financial scandals of that year. The Federal Radio and Television Law was a bill concerning the licensing and regulation of the electromagnetic spectrum; the LFRT was favorable to both TV Azteca and Televisa because it allowed them to renew their licenses without paying for them. According to The Economist, the Ley Federal de Radio y Televisión "raced through Congress confirming the country's longstanding television duopoly" and constituted a "giveaway of radio spectrum and a provision that allows broadcasting licenses to be renewed more or less automatically".
In February 2012, TV Azteca networks were dropped by Mexican cable-TV carriers representing more than 4 million subscribers in a carriage dispute over terms. Cable operators claimed that Azteca wanted to charge a fee by packaging its over-the-air stations with cable netw
The Bradford Premier League is an amateur cricket competition centred in Bradford, West Yorkshire. It has been described as "arguably England's strongest amateur competition."The league is structured into four divisions. Many teams are with others from neighbouring towns across West Yorkshire; the league was renamed the Bradford Premier League in 2016, upon the merger of the Bradford Cricket League and the Central Yorkshire League, since 2016 it has been a designated ECB Premier League. Since 2016, the winners qualify to take part in the Yorkshire Championship, together with the winners of the Yorkshire Premier League North and the Yorkshire South Premier League, the leading Yorkshire club in the North Yorkshire and South Durham Cricket League. Hanging Heaton won the Yorkshire Championship in 2017, the only team from the Bradford League to do so thus far; the teams in the Premier Division for 2019 are: Bradford and Bingley, Farsley, Hanging Heaton, Methley, New Farnley, Pudsey St Lawrence, Undercliffe and Wrenthorpe.
The Bradford Cricket League was formed in 1903 with twelve clubs but only two of the inaugural twelve are current members. The first club to win the Bradford Cricket League was Shelf, in 1903, claiming their only League title. In total, the League has had twenty-six different winners of its top division; the most successful clubs are Pudsey St Lawrence CC, with 10 titles each. The turn of the century saw the domination of Pudsey Woodlands within the top division. Pudsey Congs won five consecutive titles between 2000 and 2004, Woodlands won the following four titles. In 2016, The Bradford Cricket League merged with the Central Yorkshire League to form the Bradford Premier League; until the League had operated as two divisions, but this format was expanded to four divisions to accommodate the extra teams. The League runs two cup competitions for the second teams of every club within the League; the first team competition is the Priestley Cup, running since 1904, the second team competition is the Priestley Shield, running since 1911.
The only club to have won the Cup three times in a row is East Bierley, who won in 1998, 1999 and 2000. However, the most successful club in the competition is Undercliffe; the League competition is made up of fixtures of fifty overs per side, with each team playing the others in their division both home and away. The strength of the League and its players is in part assisted by the League management having an open policy on the payment of players and no particular limit on the number of professional players in each game. However, teams are limited to one overseas player. In 2008 some first division sides have fielded as many as six players with professional credentials. There are certain playing restrictions. Bowlers are limited to bowling a maximum of fifteen overs per innings, the fielding side's innings must be bowled within 3 hours 10 minutes, the fielding side must have four fieldsmen plus the wicketkeeper and bowler within a 30-yard fielding circle at the moment of delivery. Points are awarded as follows: 10 points for a win, 5 points to each side for a tie, 0 points for a loss, 5 points to each side for abandonment, 5 points to each side for an abandonment.
For all results, bar an abandonment with no play, teams can gain an added maximum of five bonus batting points and five bonus bowling points. Batting points are awarded as 1 point for scoring 125 runs, with an extra 1 point for every further 25 runs, bowling points are awarded as 1 point for every 2 wickets taken; as thus, the maximum number of points that can be gained from a game is 20. Spectators at first XI matches are required to pay for entry and a programme; the League management has, from 2008, capped the maximum charge at £3, with concessions at £1.50. Second XI matches are capped at a maximum of 25p for 10p for children. All gate receipts are kept by the home club. Many of the grounds in the League are quite small; this fact, combined with traditionally good groundskeeping and wickets prepared for batting makes for an exciting blend of cricket popular with supporters. Source: Some of the more notable members include Leonard Hutton, a youngster at Pudsey St Lawrence and Jack Hobbs who played at Idle between 1915-1918.
Notable overseas players include West Indian fast bowler Learie Constantine, Indian Test player VVS Laxman and Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf. The following Bradford League players have played international cricket: In April 1999, Kathryn Leng became the first woman to play in the Bradford League, representing the former Yorkshire Bank club. Bradford League, the football equivalent Priestley Cup Official site Telegraph & Argus BCL section All Rounder Cricket
This is a list of notable footballers who have played for Clube de Regatas do Flamengo since the foundation of its football team in 1912. The list comprises those players who have made 100 or more first-team appearances for the club including substitutions. To see a list of all Flamengo players, major or minor, with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Clube de Regatas do Flamengo footballers. Players are listed according to the date of their first-team debut for the club. First team appearances include: Campeonato Carioca, Campeonato Brasileiro, Copa do Brasil, Torneio Rio – São Paulo, Taça Brasil, Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa, Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana, Copa Mercosur, Supercopa Libertadores, Cope de Oro, Intercontinental Cup, friendlies for players prior to the 21st century. Statistics correct as of match played 10 December 2019 Fla-Estatística – The virtual museum of C. R. Flamengo