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Dita Von Teese

On the cover of Playboy, December 2002. Cover of a book by Midori, featuring Dita Von Teese in bondage.

Dita Von Teese (born Heather Sweet on September 28, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is a popular American burlesque artist.

Von Teese is fond of wearing elaborate lingerie such as corsets and stockings, and, in her words, "puts the tease back into striptease" with long, complex dance shows complete with props and characters.

She was featured in Playboy magazine in 1999, 2001 and 2002.

She is also a leading fetish model and has been compared to Bettie Page. She also acts, in such movies as Romancing Sara, Matter of Trust, in which she is billed as Heather Sweet, and also in two films by Andrew Blake: Pin Ups 2 and Decadence.

Appearances in Playboy Special Editions

  • Playboy's Lingerie Model Search February 1997.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 58 November 1997 (Mizuno, pages 8-9).
  • Playboy's Real Sex February 1998.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 62 July 1998 (Mizuno, pages 14-15).
  • Playboy's Body Language October 1998.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 64 November 1998 (pages 84-85).
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 66 March 1999.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 67 May 1999 - Mizuno (pages 28-29).
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 69 September 1999.
  • Playboy's Girlfriends September 1999 (pages 76-81).
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 70 November 1999.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 72 March 2000.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 74 July 2000 (pages 68-69).
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 75 September 2000.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 78 March 2001.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 84 March 2002.
  • Playboy's Sexy 100 February 2003.

Marriage

On December 3, 2005, von Teese was married to American musician Marilyn Manson in a non-denominational ceremony at Curteen Castle in Kilsheelan (County Tipperary), Ireland, the home of Gottfried Helnwein. The wedding was officiated by surrealist film director and comic book writer Alejandro Jodorowsky. They reportedly exchanged vows in front of approximately 60 guests, including Lisa Marie Presley, and she wore a royal purple silk taffeta gown by Vivienne Westwood plus a tri-corned hat and matching corset. The two have been a couple since 2000.

References and further reading

  • Dita Von Teese, Burlesque and the Art of the Teese, Regan Books, 2006. ISBN 0060591676.

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The two have been a couple since 2000. For more details of naming throughout the world, please refer to the main articles above. They reportedly exchanged vows in front of approximately 60 guests, including Lisa Marie Presley, and she wore a royal purple silk taffeta gown by Vivienne Westwood plus a tri-corned hat and matching corset. Football is the term used by FIFA, the sport's world governing body, and the International Olympic Committee. The wedding was officiated by surrealist film director and comic book writer Alejandro Jodorowsky. The term used depends largely on the need to differentiate the sport from other codes of football followed in a community. On December 3, 2005, von Teese was married to American musician Marilyn Manson in a non-denominational ceremony at Curteen Castle in Kilsheelan (County Tipperary), Ireland, the home of Gottfried Helnwein. Today the sport is known by a number of names throughout the English-speaking world, the most common being football and soccer.

. The term soccer first appeared in the 1880s as a slang abbreviation of Association football. She also acts, in such movies as Romancing Sara, Matter of Trust, in which she is billed as Heather Sweet, and also in two films by Andrew Blake: Pin Ups 2 and Decadence. The rules of football were codified in England by the Football Association in 1863, and the name association football was coined to distinguish the game from the other forms of football played at the time, specifically rugby football. She is also a leading fetish model and has been compared to Bettie Page. The major international competitions of the world and the continental confederations, followed by their major club events where appropriate, are:. She was featured in Playboy magazine in 1999, 2001 and 2002. It thus carries international prestige considered comparable to that of the FIFA Women's World Cup.

Von Teese is fond of wearing elaborate lingerie such as corsets and stockings, and, in her words, "puts the tease back into striptease" with long, complex dance shows complete with props and characters. A women's tournament was added in 1996; in contrast to the men's event, the women's Olympic tournament is played by full international sides without age restrictions. Dita Von Teese (born Heather Sweet on September 28, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is a popular American burlesque artist. Currently, the Olympic men's tournament is played at Under-23 level with a restricted number of over-age players per team; consequently the competition is not generally considered to carry the same international significance and prestige as the World Cup. ISBN 0060591676. Originally this was for amateurs only, however since the 1984 Summer Olympics professionals have been permitted as well, albeit with certain restrictions which effectively prevent countries from fielding their strongest sides. Dita Von Teese, Burlesque and the Art of the Teese, Regan Books, 2006. There has been a football tournament at the Summer Olympic Games since 1900, except at the 1932 games in Los Angeles.

Playboy's Sexy 100 February 2003. The next World Cup takes place in Germany 2006[1]. 84 March 2002. The finals tournament, which is held every four years, now involves 32 national teams (increased from 24 in 1998) competing over a four-week period. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Over 190 national teams compete in qualifying tournaments within the scope of continental confederations for a place in the finals. 78 March 2001. This competition takes place over a four-year period.

Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The major international competition in football is the World Cup organised by FIFA. 75 September 2000. Note that the Laws of the Game are not maintained by FIFA itself; rather they are maintained by the International Football Association Board, as discussed in the history and development section above. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. These are affiliated both with FIFA directly and also with their respective continental confederations. 74 July 2000 (pages 68-69). The recognised various national associations (see football around the world) oversee football within their jurisdictions.

Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Six regional confederations are associated with FIFA; these are:. 72 March 2000. The recognised international governing body of football (and associated games, such as futsal and beach soccer) is the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The details and application of this law are complex, and often result in controversy: for more information on offside please refer to the main article above. 70 November 1999. It is often assumed that the purpose of this law is to prevent "goal scrounging" or "cherry picking", but in fact the offside law has similar roots to the offside law in rugby.

Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. closer to the opponent's goal-line) of both the ball and the second last defending player. Playboy's Girlfriends September 1999 (pages 76-81). The offside law limits the ability of attacking players to remain forward (i.e. 69 September 1999. Even if a foul is not penalised due to application of the advantage rule the offender may still be sanctioned for any associated misconduct at the next stoppage of play. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The referee may "call back" play and penalise the original offence if the anticipated advantage does not ensue within a short period of time, typically taken to be four to five seconds.

67 May 1999 - Mizuno (pages 28-29). not stop play — when the team against which an offence has been committed will benefit from having play continue. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The advantage rule states that the referee should allow play to continue — i.e. 66 March 1999. Misconduct may be punished by a caution (yellow card) or sending-off (red card). Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. In particular, the offence of "unsporting behaviour" may be used to deal with most events that violate the spirit of the game, even if they are not listed as specific offences.

64 November 1998 (pages 84-85). Whilst the offences that constitute misconduct are listed, the definitions are broad. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Misconduct may occur at any time, and may be committed by both players and substitutes. Playboy's Body Language October 1998. Other fouls are punishable by an indirect free kick. 62 July 1998 (Mizuno, pages 14-15). "Penal fouls", for example handling the ball, tripping an opponent, pushing an opponent, etc, are punishable by a direct free kick or penalty kick depending on where the offence occurred.

Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The offences that constitute a foul are listed in Law 12. Playboy's Real Sex February 1998. A foul occurs when a player (not a substitute) commits a specific offence listed in the Laws of the Game when the ball is in play. 58 November 1997 (Mizuno, pages 8-9). From the initial kick-off of a period until the end of that period, the ball is "in play" at all times until the end of the playing period, except when the ball leaves the field of play or play is stopped by the referee; in these cases play is re-started by one of the following eight methods:. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Kick-offs are also used to restart play following a goal.

Playboy's Lingerie Model Search February 1997. At kick-off all players are required to be in their half of the field, and all players of the non-kicking team must also remain outside the centre-circle, until the ball is kicked and moved. Each playing period in football commences with a kick-off, which is a set kick from the centre-spot by one team. Both these experiments have been discontinued by IFAB. These involved rules ending a game in extra time early, either when the first goal in extra time was scored (golden goal), or at the end of the first period of extra time if one team was by then leading (silver goal).

In the late 1990s, the IFAB experimented with ways of making matches more likely to end without requiring kicks from the penalty mark, which were often seen as an undesirable way to end a match. Other competitions may require a tied game to be replayed. where each round involves the two teams playing each other twice) may utilise the so-called away goals rule to attempt to determine which team progresses in the event of the teams being equal on wins; however, should results still be equal following this calculation kicks from the penalty mark are usually required. Competitions utilising two-leg stages (i.e.

Note that goals scored during extra time periods count towards the final score of the game, unlike kicks from the penalty mark which are only used to decide the team that progresses to the next part of the tournament (with goals scored not making up part of the final score). If the score is still tied after extra time, some competitions allow the use of penalty shootouts (known officially in the Laws of the Game as "kicks from the penalty mark") to determine which team will progress to the next stage of the tournament. If tied at the end of regulation time, in some competitions the game may go into extra time, which consists of two further 15-minute periods. allow the full or agreed time adding thereto all time lost through injury or accident" (Law V), and later FIFA guidelines regarding the annotation of goal scoring times suggested that time is indeed "added-on" to the end of the agreed half period.

Note that there is often semantic debate as to whether the referee is "adding on" time to the end of a half, or rather treating time during stoppages as though it never existed as part of the match time; this distinction has little bearing on the practical conduct of a game, however it may be noted that the pre-1997 wording of the laws stated that the referee "shall .. In matches where a fourth official is appointed, towards the end of the half the referee will signal how many minutes remain to be played, and the fourth official then signals this to players and spectators by holding up a board showing this number. There are no other timekeepers, although assistant referees carry a watch and may provide a second opinion if requested by the referee. The amount of time is at the sole discretion of the referee, and the referee alone signals when the match has been completed.

When making such an allowance for time lost, the referee is often said to be "adding time on"; the added time is commonly referred to as stoppage time or injury time. The referee is the official timekeeper for the match, and it is part of his duties to make allowance for time lost through substitutions, injured players requiring attention, cautions and dismissals, sundry time wasting, etc. The end of the match is known as full-time. There is usually a 15-minute break between halves, known as half time.

A standard adult football match consists of two periods (known as halves) of 45 minutes each. The field has other field markings and defined areas; these are described in the main article above. This area has a number of important functions, the most prominent being to denote where the goalkeeper may handle the ball and where a foul by a defender which would usually punished by a direct free kick becomes punishable by a penalty kick. This area consists of the area formed by the goal-line, two lines starting on the goal-line 16.5m (18 yards) from the goalposts and extending 18 yards into the pitch from the goal-line, and a line joining these.

In front of each goal is an area of the field known as the penalty area (colloquially "penalty box", "18 yard box" or simply "the box"). Nets are usually placed behind the goal, though are not required by the Laws. The inner edges of the goal posts must be 7.32m (8 yards) apart, and the lower edge of the crossbar must be 2.44m (8 feet) above the ground. On the goal line at each end of the field is a goal.

The longer boundary lines are touch lines, while the shorter boundaries (on which the goals are placed) are goal lines. The length of the field (pitch) for international adult matches should be in the range 90-120m (100-130 yards) and the width should be in the range 45-90m (50-100 yards).The pitch must be rectangular, with the length of the touch line longer than the width of the goal line. In many high-level games there is also a fourth official, who assists the referee and may replace another official should the need arise. The referee is assisted by two assistant referees (formerly called linesmen).

A game is presided over by a referee, who has "full authority to enforce the Laws of the Game in connection with the match to which he has been appointed" (Law 5), and whose decisions regarding facts connected with play are final. In standard adult matches, a player who has been substituted may not take further part in the match. The usual reasons for a player's replacement include injury, tiredness, ineffectiveness, a tactical switch, or to waste a little time at the end of a finely poised game. The maximum substitutions permitted in international games and in national level leagues are three, though substitution numbers may be varied in other leagues.

A number of players may be replaced by substitutes during the course of the game. Players are forbidden to wear or use anything that is dangerous to themselves or another player (including jewellery or watches). The basic equipment players are required to wear includes a shirt (or jersey), shorts, socks (or stockings), footwear and adequate shin guards. The goalkeeper is the only player allowed to handle the ball with his hands or arms, but is restricted to doing so within the penalty area (also known as the "box" or "18 yard box") in front of his own goal.

One player on each team must be designated as that team's goalkeeper. There are a variety of positions in which the outfield players are strategically placed by a manager/coach, though these positions are not defined or required by the Laws. Competition rules may state a minimum of seven players are required to constitute a team. Each team consists of a maximum of eleven players (excluding substitutes), one of whom must be the goalkeeper.

The Laws can be found on the official FIFA website. In addition to the seventeen Laws, numerous IFAB decisions and other directives contribute to the regulation of football. The Laws are often framed in broad terms, which allows flexibility in their application depending on the nature of the game. The same laws are designed to apply to all levels of football, although the preface to the Laws does grant national associations the ability to authorise certain modifications for juniors, seniors, women, etc.

There are seventeen Laws in the official Laws of the Game. Today the board is made up of four representatives from FIFA and one representative from each of the four British associations. The growing popularity of the international game led to the admittance of FIFA representatives to the IFAB in 1913. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association FIFA, the international football body, was formed in Paris in 1904 and declared that they would adhere to the rules laid down by the IFAB.

The Board was formed in 1882 after a meeting in Manchester of The Football Association, the Scottish Football Association, the Football Association of Wales, and the Irish Football Association. Today the laws of the game are determined by the International Football Association Board (IFAB). Despite this, the Sheffield FA played by its own rules until the 1870s. The eleven remaining clubs, under the charge of Ebenezer Cobb Morley, went on to ratify the original fourteen rules of the game.

Other English rugby clubs followed this lead and did not join the FA but instead in 1871 formed the Rugby Football Union. At the final meeting, the first FA treasurer, who was the representative from Blackheath, withdrew his club from the FA over the removal of two draft rules at the previous meeting, the first which allowed for the running with the ball in hand and the second, obstructing such a run by hacking (kicking an opponent in the shins), tripping and holding. The Freemason's Tavern was the setting for five more meetings between October and December, which eventually produced the first comprehensive set of rules. The only school to be represented on this occasion was Charterhouse.

These efforts contributed to the formation of The Football Association (The FA) in 1863 which first met on the evening of 26 October 1863 at the Freemason's Tavern in Great Queen Street, London. Thring of Uppingham School also devised an influential set of rules. In 1862, J.C. Some came up with their own distinct codes of rules, most notably the Sheffield Football Club (formed by former pupils from Harrow) in 1857, which led to formation of a Sheffield FA in 1867.

During the 1850s, many clubs were formed, thoughout the English-speaking world, independent of schools or universities, to play various forms of football. The first set of rules resembling the modern game were produced at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1848, at a meeting attended by representatives from Eton, Harrow, Rugby, Winchester and Shrewsbury, but they were far from universally adopted. The Laws of the Game are based on efforts made in the mid-19th century to standardise the rules of the widely varying games of football played at the independent schools of England. The game is played in accordance with a set of rules known as the Laws of the Game, which are summarised below.

When play has been stopped, it recommences with a specified restart (see below). Football is generally a free-flowing game with the ball in play at all times except when the ball has left the field of play by wholly crossing over a boundary line (either on the ground or in the air), or play has been stopped by the referee. Opposition players may try to regain control of the ball by intercepting a pass or through tackling the opponent who controls the ball. In typical game play, players attempt to move towards a goal through individual control of the ball, such as by dribbling (running with the ball close to their feet); by passing the ball from team-mate to team-mate; and by taking shots at the goal.

Although players mainly use their feet to move the ball around, they may use any part of their bodies other than their hands or arms. The primary rule for this objective is that players, other than the goalkeepers, may not intentionally touch the ball with their hands or arms during play (though they do use their hands during a throw-in restart). The team which has scored the most goals at the conclusion of the game is the winner; if both teams have an equal number of goals then the game is a draw. Two teams of eleven players each compete to get a round ball (itself known as a football) into the other team's goal, thereby scoring a goal.

. In many parts of the world football evokes great passions and plays an important role in the life of individual fans, local communities, and even nations; it is therefore often claimed to be the most popular sport in the world. Its simple rules and minimal equipment requirements have no doubt aided its spread and growth in popularity. According to a survey conducted by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), football's governing body, published in the spring of 2001, over 240 million people regularly play football in more than 200 countries in every part of the world.

A very large number of people also play football at an amateur level. Football is played at a professional level all over the world, and millions of people regularly go to football stadia to follow their favourite team, whilst billions more avidly watch the game on television. These names are often used to distinguish the game from other codes of football, since the word "football" may be used to refer to several quite different games. The sport is also known by other names in some parts of the English-speaking world, usually association football and its contraction, soccer.

The winner is the team which has scored most goals at the end of the match. Other than the goalkeepers, players may not intentionally use their hands or arms to propel the ball in general play. The objective of the game is to score by maneuvering the ball into the opposing goal. It is a ball game played on a rectangular grass field with a goal at each end.


Football is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players each. Oceania: Oceania Nations Cup; Oceania Club Championship. North/Central America & Caribbean: CONCACAF Gold Cup; CONCACAF Champions Cup. Asia: Asian Cup; AFC Champions League.

Africa: African Nations Cup; CAF Champions League. South America: Copa América; Copa Libertadores. Europe: European Championship; UEFA Champions League. World: FIFA World Cup; FIFA Club World Championship.

South America: Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol (South American Football Confederation; CONMEBOL). Oceania: Oceania Football Confederation (OFC). Europe: Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). Central/North America & Caribbean: Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF; also known as The Football Confederation).

Africa: Confederation of African Football (CAF). Asia: Asian Football Confederation (AFC). (Law 8). a serious injury to a player, interference by an external party, or a ball becoming defective).

Dropped-ball: occurs when the referee has stopped play for any other reason (e.g. (Law 14). Penalty kick: awarded to fouled team following "penal" foul having occurred in their opponent's penalty area. (Law 13).

Direct free kick: awarded to fouled team following certain listed "penal" fouls. (Law 13). Indirect free kick: awarded to the opposing team following "non-penal" fouls, certain technical infringements, or when play is stopped to caution/send-off an opponent without a specific foul having occurred. (Law 17).

Corner kick: when the ball has wholly crossed the goal line without a goal having been scored and having last been touched by a defender; awarded to attacking team. (Law 16). Goal kick: when the ball has wholly crossed the goal line without a goal having been scored and having last been touched by an attacker; awarded to defending team. (Law 15).

Throw-in: when the ball has wholly crossed the touchline; awarded to opposing team to that which last touched the ball. (Law 8). Kick-off: following a goal by the opposing team, or to begin each period of play.

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