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Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium is a baseball park located in Concourse, New York City. It is the home field for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball, New York City FC of Major League Soccer; the $2.3 billion stadium, built with $1.2 billion in public subsidies, replaced the original Yankee Stadium in 2009. It is located one block north on the 24-acre former site of Macombs Dam Park; the stadium incorporates replicas of some design elements from the original Yankee Stadium, like its predecessor, it has hosted additional events, including college football games, soccer matches, two outdoor NHL games, concerts. Although Yankee Stadium's construction began in August 2006, the project spanned many years and faced many controversies, including the high public cost and the loss of public parkland; the $1.5 billion price tag makes the new Yankee Stadium one of the most expensive stadiums built. New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner began campaigning for a new stadium in the early 1980s, just a few years after the remodeled Yankee Stadium opened.

Steinbrenner at the time was considering a move to the Meadowlands Sports Complex in New Jersey. New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean in 1984 authorized the use of land for a new baseball stadium in the Meadowlands, but the state legislature did not provide financing for the stadium. In a statewide referendum in 1987, New Jersey taxpayers rejected $185 million in public financing for a baseball stadium for the Yankees. Despite the rejection from New Jersey, Steinbrenner used a threatened move there as leverage in negotiations with New York City. In 1988, Mayor Ed Koch agreed to have city taxpayers spend $90 million on a second renovation of Yankee Stadium that included luxury boxes and restaurants inside the stadium and parking garages and traffic improvements outside. Steinbrenner agreed in principle, but backed out of the deal. In 1993, Mayor David Dinkins expanded on Koch's proposal by offering his Bronx Center vision for the neighborhood, including new housing, a new courthouse, relocating the Police Academy nearby.

In 1993, New York Governor Mario Cuomo proposed using the West Side Yard, a 30-acre rail yard along the West Side of Manhattan and owned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, as the location for a new stadium for the Yankees. However, Cuomo lost his re-election bid a few months later. By 1995, Steinbrenner had rejected 13 proposals to keep the Yankees in the Bronx. In 1998, Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer proposed spending $600 million in public money to add dozens of luxury boxes to the stadium, to improve highway and public transportation access, to create a Yankee Village, with shops, a museum. Steinbrenner rejected this as well; that same year, Mayor Rudy Giuliani unveiled a plan to relocate the Yankees to the West Side Yard for a $1 billion stadium. However, with most of the funding coming from taxpayers, Giuliani tabled the proposal, fearing rejection in a citywide referendum; the West Side Stadium plan resurfaced in December 2001, by January 2002, months after the September 11 attacks, Giuliani announced "tentative agreements" for both the New York Yankees and New York Mets to build new stadiums.

He estimated that both stadiums would cost $2 billion, with city and state taxpayers contributing $1.2 billion. Michael Bloomberg, who succeeded Giuliani as mayor in 2002, called the former mayor's agreements "corporate welfare" and exercised the escape clause in the agreements to back out of both deals, saying that the city could not afford to build new stadiums for the Yankees and Mets. Bloomberg said that Giuliani had inserted a clause in this deal which loosened the teams' leases with the city and would allow the Yankees and Mets to leave the city on 60 days' notice to find a new home elsewhere if the city backed out of the agreement. At the time, Bloomberg said. Bloomberg's blueprint for the stadium was unveiled in 2004, at the same time as the plan for the Mets' new stadium, Citi Field; the final cost for the two stadiums was more than $3.1 billion. Groundbreaking ceremonies for the stadium took place on August 16, 2006, the 58th anniversary of Babe Ruth's death, with Steinbrenner and then-Governor of New York George Pataki among the notables donning Yankees hard hats and wielding ceremonial shovels to mark the occasion.

The Yankees continued to play in the previous Yankee Stadium during the 2007 and 2008 seasons while their new home stadium was built across the street. The community was left without parkland for five years. During construction of the new stadium, a construction worker and avid Boston Red Sox fan buried a replica jersey of Red Sox player David Ortiz underneath the visitors' dugout with the objective of placing a "hex" on the Yankees, much like the "Curse of the Bambino" that had plagued the Red Sox long after trading Ruth to the Yankees. After the worker was exposed by co-workers, he was forced to help exhume the jersey; the Yankees organization donated the retrieved jersey to the Jimmy Fund, a charity started in 1948 by the Red Sox' National League rivals, the Boston Braves, but long championed by the Red Sox and associated with Ted Williams. The worker has since claimed to have buried a 2004 American League Championship Series program/scorecard, but has not said where he placed it; these attempts didn't have much effect upon the home team, though: the Yankees went on to win the 2009 World Series at the end of their first MLB season in the new stadium.

The new stadium is meant to evoke elements of the original Yankee Stadium, both in its original 1923 state

Oktyabrsky, Arkhangelsk Oblast

Oktyabrsky, is an urban locality and the administrative center of Ustyansky District of Arkhangelsk Oblast, located on the left bank of the Ustya River. Municipally, it is the administrative center of Oktyabrskoye Urban Settlement, the only urban settlement in the district. Population: 9,307 , it was founded in 1951 due to the construction of Shangalskaya timber logging camp. Until 1958, it was known as Pervomaysky. Both names are derived from the Soviet holidays: Pervomaysky refers to the May Day, whereas Oktyabrsky refers to the October Revolution; the population growth accelerated after a factory producing construction blocks was open in 1957. Urban-type settlement status was granted to it in 1960, when former Pavlitsovsky Selsoviet was abolished, its area was subordinated to the authority of Oktyabrsky. On September 26, 1975, the administrative center of the district was transferred from the selo of Shangaly to Oktyabrsky, but it took some time before all the district services had moved; the industry of Oktyabrsky is timber industry and production of concrete construction blocks.

Timber used to be rafted down the Ustya River. Paved roads connect Oktyabrsky with Velsk in the west and with Totma and Veliky Ustyug via Tarnogsky Gorodok in the south. There are local roads in the district. Oktyabrsky is located several kilometers from the railway station of Kostylevo on the railroad connecting Konosha and Kotlas which continues to Vorkuta; the only museum in the district is the Ustyansky District Museum, which opened in 1984 in Shangaly and moved to Oktyabrsky in 1987. In the village of Pavlitsevo, close to Oktyabrsky, there is a newly built wooden church. Ustyansky District is marketed as a regional center of beekeeping, Oktyabrsky holds an annual honey festival Medovy Spas. Архангельское областное Собрание депутатов. Областной закон №65-5-ОЗ от 23 сентября 2009 г. «Об административно-территориальном устройстве Архангельской области», в ред. Областного закона №232-13-ОЗ от 16 декабря 2014 г. «О внесении изменений в отдельные Областные Законы в сфере осуществления местного самоуправления и взаимодействия с некоммерческими организациями».

Вступил в силу через десять дней со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Волна", №43, 6 октября 2009 г.. Муниципальное образование "Октябрьское". Retrieved June 5, 2011

Lee Chun-soo

Lee Chun-Soo is a retired football player from South Korea. In 2002, he joined Ulsan Hyundai FC, he played as a forward for the national team during the 2002 World Cup, the 2004 Summer Olympics, the 2006 World Cup. While Lee attended Bupyeong High School, he was being touted as the future of Korean football, along with Choi Tae-Uk. In 2002, Lee made the World Cup squad. After the World Cup, he moved to Real Sociedad of Spain, becoming the first Korean to play in the Spanish La Liga. After a mediocre season, however, he was loaned to fellow Spanish side Numancia, before returning to Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i of South Korea's K-League. Though Lee joined Ulsan mid-season, his performance proved to be invaluable to Ulsan's capture of the 2005 league, scoring a hat trick in the first leg of the finals, he was subsequently named the K-League's Most Valuable Player on 28 December 2005. At the 2006 World Cup, he scored Korea's first goal with a free kick against Togo in a 2–1 win. In the summer of 2008, Lee failed to adapt to the country.

In July 2008 Feyenoord announced Lee's loan to Korean powerhouse Suwon Samsung Bluewings on a one-year deal. His stint was ill-received: he performed poorly, had clashes with the coaching staff, was suspended from the K-League. After a few months, Suwon released him and on 26 February 2009, he was loaned to the Chunnam Dragons until 31 July 2009. On 13 June 2009, he signed with the Dragons. In the last week of June 2009, however, a secret contract was exposed. Feyenoord had tried to transfer Lee to Al Nassr and Chunnam released him due to problems, he left Saudi Arabia while still under contract with Al Nassr. He joined Omiya Ardija of Japan. On 31 March 2013, he came back to the K-league after 1381 days with Incheon United in a game against Daejeon Citizen. After a slow start, he got an assist against Ulsan Hyundai on 20 April 2013. On 25 May 2013, he scored his first goal since his comeback against Busan IPark. While at the club, he took the role of veteran to lead the seniors as one team. On 5 November 2015, he announced his retirement as a player.

His final performance came in March 2016 in an international fixture between Lebanon. In 2005, he took a special seminar at Goyang Baekyang Middle School with Chung Mong-joon, president of the Korea Football Association. In June 2014, he starred in the SNL Korea corner "GTA Soccer Game Winning Eleven" alongside Kim Min-kyo. In December 2015, he displayed his singing skills; as of March 2016, he is a commentator for JTBC3 Fox Sports. As of 1 May 2016 Ulsan Hyundai FC K League 1: 2005 A3 Champions Cup: 2006 Super Cup: 2006 League Cup: 2007Feyenoord KNVB Cup: 2007–08 South Korea FIFA World Cup fourth place: 2002 Results list South Korea's goal tally first. Lee Chun-soo – K League stats at kleague.com Lee Chun-soo – National Team Stats at KFA Lee Chun-soo – FIFA competition record Lee Chun-soo at National-Football-Teams.com Lee Chun-soo at J. League