High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Walkinshaw Performance, is an automotive company, involved in motor racing and the production of high performance sporting cars for regular road use. The company was founded by former racing driver, Scottish businessman, Tom Walkinshaw and is essentially a successor organisation to his previous automotive concern, Tom Walkinshaw Racing which was driven into bankruptcy by the failure of the Arrows Formula One team, then a part of TWR.In 2005 WIn 2005 Walkinshaw was making his return to his involvement in Australian automotive industry initially through Holden Special Vehicles. In addition to HSV, Walkinshaw Performance also took over the construction and maintenance of racing cars for Holden Racing Team and the HSV Dealer Team.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. NEP Visions, a division of NEP Broadcasting, is the largest independent Outside Broadcast Facility Company in the UK and amongst the largest in Europe. It has more than 20 years experience of delivering first class facilities for the production of television virtually anywhere in the world. Its mobile fleet consists of 12 OB production units, 4 VTR units and 2 flyaway kits. NEP Visions has helped to televise many of the world''s major events, including three Olympic Games, two soccer World Cups and hundreds of other sporting events including the English and Scottish Premier League football, Wimbledon Tennis (for NBC and Turner Sports), English Test Cricket, Horseracing and Championship Boxing.
The Flag of Scotland, the Saltire or St. Andrew's Cross, dates (at least in legend) from the 9th century, and is thus the oldest national flag still in use. The Saltire now also forms part of the design of the Union Flag. Stone of Scone, Block of red sandstone used for the coronation of Scottish kings. Usually seen as a symbol of unity and Scottish independence. The Royal Standard of Scotland, a banner showing the Royal Arms of Scotland, is also frequently to be seen, particularly at sporting events involving a Scottish team. Often called the Lion Rampant (after its chief heraldic device), it is technically the property of the monarch and its use by anybody else is illegal, although this is almost universally ignored, and never enforced.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Frank Connor (born 13 February 1936 in Blantyre) is a Scottish former association football player and manager. As a player, he played for Celtic, Portadown, St. Mirren, Derry City, Albion Rovers and Cowdenbeath. After coaching at Celtic and Albion Rovers, Connor moved to Cowdenbeath in 1974 as player-manager, was assistant manager at Morton. He managed Berwick Rangers between 1980 and 1982 and Raith Rovers from 1986 to 1990. In October 1993 following the departure of Liam Brady he took over as caretaker manager of Celtic for four games. He was in charge for two Scottish Premier Division matches (one win, one draw) a Europa Cup tie first leg (won 1-0 v. Sporting Lisbon), and he picked the team to face Rangers (a 2-1 Premier Division Celtic win) three days after Lou Macari's arrival. Frank Connor can claim to have an unbeaten record in charge of Celtic.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Hampden Park in Glasgow is Scotland's national stadium. Its primary use is as the home to Queen's Park F.C. and the Scotland national football team. It is also used for music concerts and other sporting events.Hampden was built in 1903, though all signs of the original stadium are long gone. It is known throughout the world as an iconic home of football and celebrated its centenary on 31 October 2003. The stadium also houses the offices of the Scottish Football Association, SPL and Scottish Football League. During the 2012 Olympics it will also host games during the early stages of the Olympic football tournament. It has also hosted prestigious sporting events, including three Champions League finals and a UEFA Cup final.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Arbroath Sporting Club were a Scottish junior football club based in Arbroath. Their home ground was Seaton Park. Formed in 1960 as Angus Social Club, they played in the amateur and juvenile levels in the 1960s and early 70's, with home games at the Low Common. They turned junior in the 1973, changed their name to Arbroath Sporting Club, and moved to their new home of Seaton Park. Seaton Park is now wellknown for car boot sales every Sunday in the summer months.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The England and Scotland football rivalry is a highly competitive sports rivalry that exists between the national football teams of the two countries. It is also the oldest international fixture in the world, first played in 1872 at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow. The close proximity of the neighbouring countries has led to much rivalry between the nations in many forms, and the social and cultural effects of centuries of antagonism and conflict between the two has contributed to the intense nature of the sporting contests. Scottish nationalism has also been a factor in the Scots' desire to defeat England above all other rivals, with the Scots referring to the English as the "Auld Enemy". The footballing rivalry has diminished somewhat since the late 1970s, particularly since the annual fixture stopped in 1989. England have developed rivalries with Germany and Argentina, which some England fans now consider to be more important than the historic rivalry with Scotland. Nonetheless, when there have been matches between the two nations, these have attracted great media attention, public interest and comment in both countries.
Sports stars are omnipresent icons of popular culture. In the global age of celebrity, few public personae enjoy greater popularity and recognition than professional athletes. Yet, beyond their sporting achievements, athletes - from stars with near-global appeal such as Muhammad Ali or Tiger Woods to local and national sporting heroes - embody and reflect key political, social, and cultural discourses of our time. This anthology investigates sports stardom in its global context across the spectrum of spectator sport: from the quest of Japanese star athletes to exorcise the cultural demons of postwar Japan, to the Mexican pitcher celebrating victory in the first major league baseball game played on Mexican soil, from the naturalization of a Croatian footballer in Israel, to the marginalization of Scottish women curlers at the Winter Olympics.Reflecting this focus, Bodies of Discourse conceptualizes the discourses surrounding sports stars as part of an increasingly transnational and fragmented public sphere and thus traces the economic, social, and cultural roles of these discourses, ranging from nationalism and racism to foreign affairs and sexual politics.
This compendious celebration of ineptitude includes some of history's most spectacularly ill-conceived expeditions and entirely useless pursuits, and features tales of black comedy, insane foolhardiness, breathtaking stupidity and relentless perseverance in the face of inevitable defeat. It rejoices in men and women made of the Wrong Stuff: writers who believed in the power of words, but could never quite find the rights ones, artists and performers who indulged their creative impulse with a passion, if not a sense of the ridiculous, an eye for perspective or the ability to hold down a tune, scientists and businessmen who never quite managed to quit while they were ahead, and sportsmen who seemed to manage always to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.Like Walter Oudney, one of three men chosen to find the source of the River Niger in Africa, who could not ride a horse, nor speak any foreign languages and who had never travelled more than 30 miles beyond his native Edinburgh, or the explorer-priest Michel Alexandre de Baize, who set off to explore the African continent from east to west equipped with 24 umbrellas, some fireworks, two suits of armor, and a portable organ, or the Scottish army which decided to invade England in 1349 - during the Black Death.Entries include: briefest career in dentistry, least successful bonding exercise, most futile attempt to find a lost tribe, most pointless lines of research by someone who should have known better, least successful celebrity endorsement, least convincing excuse for a war, worst poetic tribute to a root vegetable, least successful display of impartiality by a juror, Devon Loch - sporting metaphor for blowing un unblowable lead, least dignified exit from office by a French president, and least successful expedition by camel.