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Northern Sun Men's Basketball Tournament

The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Men's Basketball Tournament is the annual men's conference basketball championship tournament for the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. The tournament has been held annually since 2000, it is a single-elimination seeding is based on regular season records. The winner, declared conference champion, receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship. Between its establishment in 2000 and 2012, the tournament featured only the top 8 teams from the conference, with all eight teams active from the quarterfinal round. After 2013, the tournament expanded to 16 teams, with teams seeded based on their performance in either the North or South Division of the Northern Sun; the first round, which features all sixteen teams, pairs the top-seeded teams from the North and South Divisions against the eighth-seeded team from the opposite division. In turn, the second-seeded team from each of these teams' brackets comes from the opposite division.

This pattern continues for the third- and fourth-seeded teams. In all instances of the tournament, the semifinal and final rounds have been played at a pre-determined venue, which has hosted the quarterfinal round since 2012. From 2000 to 2011, these sites were the on-campus gymnasium of Northern Sun teams. Since 2012, these have been neutral-site arenas not home to any Northern Sun programs. Concordia–St. Paul, Minnesota–Crookston, Minot State, Sioux Falls have not yet reached the finals of the NSIC tournament Minnesota–Morris never reached the finals of the NSIC tournament before departing the conference


Aspermia is the complete lack of semen with ejaculation. It is associated with infertility. One of the causes of aspermia is retrograde ejaculation, which can be brought on by excessive drug use, or as a result of prostate surgery, it can be caused by alpha blockers such as tamsulosin and silodosin. Another cause of aspermia is ejaculatory duct obstruction, which may result in a complete lack of or a low-concentration semen, in which the semen contains only the secretion of accessory prostate glands downstream to the orifice of the ejaculatory ducts. Aspermia can be caused by androgen deficiency; this can be the result of absence of puberty, in which the prostate gland and seminal vesicles remain small due to lack of androgen exposure and do not produce seminal fluid, or of treatment for prostate cancer, such as maximal androgen blockade. Retrograde ejaculation Ejaculatory duct obstruction

Royal Dutch Football Association

The Royal Dutch Football Association is the governing body of football in Netherlands. It organises the main Dutch football leagues, the amateur leagues, the KNVB Cup, the Dutch men's and women's national teams. For three seasons in the 2010s, the KNVB and its Belgian counterpart operated a joint top-level women's league, the BeNe League, until the two countries dissolved the league after the 2014–15 season and reestablished their own top-level leagues; the KNVB is based in the central municipality of Zeist. With over 1.2 million members the KNVB is the single largest sports association in the Netherlands. In 1889, the Nederlandsche Voetbal en Athletiek Bond was founded. Due to certain disagreements several football clubs ended their association with it and together to form Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbalbond, renamed to present name, it was one of the founding members of FIFA in 1904 and one of the first non-British football association in Europe. The first Dutch football club was formed in 1879 in Haarlem.

The Netherlands Football League Championship had existed for a decade unofficially when the association was founded. The KNVB disapproved the professionalism of football in 1909, it said that "it will protest against it by all means necessary." In 2012 KNVB launched an 11-point action plan, called'Football for Everyone' to promote gay football players in coming out. It released a 30-second video named'Gay? It doesn't matter'; the video was broadcast during the Dutch national football's teams World Cup qualifier match against Andorra held in October 2012. During the FIFA World Cup 2014, it collaborated with Royal Philips to open six football clinics across Brazil. Bert van Oostveen is the current Secretary-General of KNVB. Nike ING Group Heineken Coca-Cola PricewaterhouseCoopers Staatsloterij KPN Adecco Netherlands men's national football team Netherlands women's national football team – official website – official website in English – website of the Netherlands national football team Netherlands National Football Team History at Netherlands at FIFA site Netherlands at UEFA site

John L. Hess

John L. Hess was a prominent American investigative journalist who worked for many years at The New York Times, he wrote a memoir about his years there, My Times: A Memoir of Dissent. Hess was born in New York City, studied history at City College of New York, he began in journalism with the Bisbee Daily Review in Bisbee, Arizona, a town controlled by the Phelps Dodge copper company, but he left the newspaper — owned by Phelps Dodge — when it interfered with his reporting. He served in the United States Merchant Marine during World War II. After jobs with United Press, the Associated Press, New York Daily News, The New York Post, Hess started working at the Times in 1954. In 1964, he moved to Paris to help start a European edition of the International Herald Tribune, he returned to New York City in 1972 and was the Times' food editor. Hess hated the term "gourmet" because he believed that those who used the term sought or advertised prestige and price rather than quality and taste, he once gave the neighborhood of Chinatown four stars - the only four stars he awarded while the Times food editor.

The Taste of America, which he co-wrote with his wife Karen Hess, excoriated American cooking and singled out such celebrity chefs as Julia Child and Craig Claiborne as contributing to the decline of the American palate. In 1974, he won a citation from the US Department of Health and Welfare for an investigation into corrupt nursing home operators. Dave Lindorff wrote that Hess's "expose of New York State's nursing home scandals stands today as a model of what an aggressive and uncompromising Fourth Estate can do if it wants to."After his retirement, Hess contributed to The Nation, CounterPunch and Extra!, among other publications, in addition to work in television and radio journalism. He served as media watchdog for WBAI, the New York City listener-sponsored radio station. In addition to his memoirs, Hess published several other books: Vanishing France, The Case for De Gaulle, The Grand Acquisitors, about the business of art museums. John Hess died in Manhattan on January 21, 2005 of pneumonia at the age of 87.

John L. Hess: Dissents. Articles by John L. Hess "John L. Hess, a Great American Journalist," by Dave Lindorff, CounterPunch, January 21, 2005 "John L. Hess and His Times," by Alexander Zaitchik, New York Press, January 26, 2005 "And We Call It the'Paper of Record'!" by Louis Proyect, January 31, 2005 "Correction," The New York Times, February 14, 2005

Albert Verbrugghe

Albert Verbrugghe was a cement factory worker from Belgium whose wife Madeleine, a female passenger, Aline Van Den Eyke, were shot and killed while driving to Jadotville in their Volkswagen by Indian UN troops during the Siege of Jadotville, the Congo, on January 3, 1963. A photo of him emerging distraught from his vehicle was printed in world newspapers; the reason for the shooting was never established. Time Magazine suggested that the soldiers were "nervous"; the film was shot by BBC cameraman Ernest Christie. David Van Reybrouck, a Belgian historian whose father was employed by Nouvelle Compagnie du Chemin de Fer du Bas-Congo au Katanga and, an eye-witness to the scene from his apartment window, wrote that the Indian U. N. troops might have mistaken Verbrugghe and his company for "white mercenaries". Only when the dead bodies of the two women and the dog were laid down in the grass besides the road, Verbrugghe seemed to realize what had happened; the dog was left there for a week. The photo was printed in the Book of Knowledge annual for 1964.

The photo was printed in the Britannica Book of the Year in 1964. A film by Bruce Baillie, A Hurrah For Soldiers, was dedicated to Verbrugghe