A rugby league football team consists of thirteen players on the field, with four substitutes on the bench. Players are divided into two general categories, forwards and backs.
Forwards are generally chosen for their size and strength. They are expected to run with the ball, to attack, and to make tackles. Forwards are required to improve the team's field position thus creating space and time for the backs. Backs are usually smaller and faster, though a big, fast player can be of advantage in the backs. Their roles require speed and ball-playing skills, rather than just strength, to take advantage of the field position gained by the forwards.
Names and numbering
The laws of the game recognise standardised numbering of positions. The starting side normally wear the numbers corresponding to their positions, only changing in the case of substitutions and position shifts during the game. In some competitions, such as Super League, players receive a squad number to use all season, no matter what positions they play in.
The center (C), also known as the five or the big man, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game. The center is normally the tallest player on the team, and often has a great deal of strength and body mass as well.
The tallest player to ever be drafted in the NBA or the WNBA was the 7'8" (2.33 m) Yasutaka Okayama from Japan, though he never played in the NBA. The tallest players to ever play in the NBA, at 7'7" (2.31 m), are centers Gheorghe Mureșan, and Manute Bol. Standing at 7'2" (2.18 m), Margo Dydek is the tallest player to have ever played in the WNBA.
History of the center position
Emergence of the center and the era of George Mikan
The center is considered a necessary component for a successful team, especially in professional leagues such as the NBA. Great centers have been the foundation for most of the dynasties in both the NBA and NCAA. The 6’10" (2.08 m) George Mikan pioneered the Center position, shattering the widely held perception that tall players could not develop the agility and coordination to play basketball well, and ushering in the role of the dominant big man. He led DePaul University to the NIT title, then, after turning professional, won seven National Basketball League, Basketball Association of America and NBA Championships in his ten-year career (1946–56), nine of them with the Minneapolis Lakers. Using his height to dominate opposing players, Mikan invented the hook shot and the shot block; as a consequence, the NCAA, and later NBA, adopted the goaltending rule, and, in 1951, the NBA widened the foul lane, a decision known as the 'Mikan rule'.
In the game of rugby union, there are 15 players on each team, comprising eight forwards (numbered 1–8) and seven backs (numbered 9–15). In addition, there may be up to eight replacement players "on the bench". Jersey numbers 16–23 differentiate them. Players are not restricted to any single position on the field, although they generally specialise in just one or two that suit their skills and body types. Players that specialise in over three positions are called "utility players". The scrum (an assemblage used to restart play), however, must consist of eight players: the "front row" (two props, a loosehead and tighthead, and a hooker), the "second row" (two locks), and a "back row" (two flankers, and a number 8). The players outside the scrum are called "the backs": scrum-half, fly-half, two centres (inside and outside), two wings, and a fullback. Early names, such as "three-quarters" (for the wings and centres) and "outside-halves" (for fly-half) are still used by many in the Northern Hemisphere, while in the Southern Hemisphere the fly-half and inside centre are colloquially called "first five-eighth" and "second five-eighth" respectively, while the scrum-half is known as the "half-back".
Help is a Dutch television drama series first broadcast by the NCRV in the early 1990s.
Each episode in the series is an example of a story within a story: it begins with papergirl Gerrit delivering the paper to an older journalist, who then tells her and discusses with her one of the news stories he has been working on. These stories, which are all based on real events, involve themes such as sexual harassment, blackmail, etc.
The papergirl, who is about thirteen years old, is played by Jonna Brenninkmeijer. Note that "Gerrit" is a boy's name, but this is in line with the character's tomboyish behaviour. The journalist is played by Eric van der Donk in earlier episodes and by John Leddy in later ones.
The fifth season of CSI: NY originally aired on CBS between September 2008 and May 2009. It consisted of 25 episodes. Its regular time slot continued on Wednesdays at 10pm/9c. The premiere, "Veritas", concluded the story from the previous season's cliffhanger finale, "Hostage".
CSI: NY The Fifth Season was released on DVD in the U.S. on September 29, 2009.
Once the lights are turned out at a funeral home, Buffy, Xander and Dawn climb out of caskets. They chat about Buffy's nervousness about her new job and the struggle she may face while trying to balance her Slayer job with her duties as a school counselor. In one of the caskets, the three find a deceased woman that they suspect of being a vampire, and rightfully so, as the woman comes to life and is promptly staked. At the high school the next day, Buffy talks with various students who all have their own problems ranging from trouble with bullies and violence to boredom. Willow and Xander walk together and talk about Buffy's struggles and Willow's worries about her role in dealing with the impending Hellmouth danger. With Xander's support, Willow walks towards Tara's grave.
Buffy talks with more students, including her own sister, but one girl Cassie Newton stuns Buffy when she confesses that she's going to die next Friday and that there will be lots of coins. As she leaves for class, Cassie compliments Buffy's shirt and warns her against spilling something on it. Buffy reports Cassie to Principal Wood, but he's not as helpful as she'd like. After spilling coffee onto her white shirt, Buffy is apprehensive and sends Dawn to befriend Cassie. Dawn catches up with Cassie and they talk about Cassie's friend Mike who has continuously asked Cassie to an upcoming dance and been rejected every time.
The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to spell out its plan to deal with a possible third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, even as it held that the Centre’s formula to distribute oxygen to state governments, particularly the national capital, was “a gross underestimate” ... The Centre submitted the plan to the top court.
The court also said that the Centre's formula to distribute oxygen to state governments, particularly to Delhi, was 'a gross underestimate' ... The top court told the Centre, which claimed though it supplied 730 MT oxygen on Wednesday, that this much oxygen was not required in Delhi ... I';m not saying it's the Centre's fault.
“This time around we are not even receiving any help from non-government organisations or from the state or central government for ration,” says Sahu ... No help has come from the government so far ... “Slum dwellers here stay in small rooms, and a quarantine centre will help contain the spread of the coronavirus,” says Buddhe.
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They immensely help to cater to more needy customers ...The IndianCouncil of Medical Research’s advisory on Tuesday that inter-State travel does not require an RT-PCR negative report, coupled with doing away with repeated RT-PCR test to be done by confirmed Covid-19 would really help ease the load on the centres, Anand said.
The dedicated rapid Covid testing centres will also help in identifying positive cases among the several thousand migrant labourers who have started returning to Jharkhand after many states enforced lockdowns in the wake of the surge in Covid cases, health officials said.
The screening was organised by the LifetimeWellsVision in partnership with Friends Eye Centre to help people in the municipality, particularly those from the rural communities and the less privileged ... on stakeholders in the country to collaborate to help eradicate such problems.
Even before the Supreme Court's suggestion to Delhi to learn from Mumbai's experience in managing oxygen supply, the Centre has been sharing the experience of states, as well as the financial capital, with others as it sought rationalisation of oxygen use ... The Centre has ...
... is decreasing at government centres.” ... The ChiefJustice directed the DGP to create help centres at Covid-designated government hospitals as well as at private hospitals where the police in coordination with self-help groups can reach out to patients and people in distress.
Amnesty International's European director staunchly criticised the idea of a Danish refugee reception centre in Rwanda, which local media suggested could now be on the table ... The move could help facilitate the construction of a refugee reception centre in Rwanda, The Local's Denmark edition reported on Wednesday.
JRS helped me move in with a better family, and I’m now attending English classes at the ChildProtectionCentre,” explains one of the girls attending the CPC...The Child Protection Centre (CPC) is unique to Addis Ababa, delivering a comprehensive child protection service for urban refugee children.
the NationalCoordinated Mechanism on the Safety of Journalists, would be a centre for media practitioners to report issues of intimidation and harassment in their line of duty for investigation ... She said the Centre would help stakeholders to get accurate data on attacks on the media and pursue them for the safety of journalists.