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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013.
By United Press International
Latifah to continue in Jenny Craig ads

Latifah to continue in Jenny Craig ads

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Jenny Craig Inc. announced Tuesday that U.S. singer and actress Queen Latifah will continue as its celebrity spokeswoman for 2009.

World's oldest woman dies at 115

SHELBYVILLE, Ind., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Edna Scott Parker, who is said to be the oldest living person in the world, has died at age 115 in Indiana, her family said.

Alley ends relationship with Jenny Craig

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Actress Kirstie Alley will no longer help advertise the benefits of the Jenny Craig weight-loss program, an official with the U.S. company has confirmed.

Report: Hafner signs new deal with Indians

SAN FRANCISCO, July 11 (UPI) -- Cleveland designated hitter Travis Hafner signed a four-year contract Wednesday worth $47 million.

NHL: San Jose 4, Anaheim 2

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Jonathan Cheechoo recorded his first career hat trick to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 4-2 victory over the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

NHL: Anaheim 3, San Jose 2

ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Defenseman Ruslan Salei scored the game-winner Wednesday night as Anaheim rallied for a 3-2 win over San Jose.

Colorado 3, Boston 2 (OT)

BOSTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Peter Forsberg set up defenseman Greg de Vries for the game-winning goal in overtime Tuesday night as the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Boston Bruins, 3-2, to

Brigham Young 35, Wyoming 31

PROVO, Utah, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Matt Berry threw three touchdown passes, including a four-yarder to Gabriel Reid with 3:28 remaining, as Brigham Young rallied Saturday night for a 35-31 Mounta

Colorado 5, Nashville 1

DENVER, April 1 (UPI) -- Rookie Riku Hahl scored his first NHL goal Monday night, sparking a three-goal second period that carried the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-1 victory over the free-

Detroit 3, Colorado 1

DENVER, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The Detroit Red Wings, picking up right where they left off in the first half,used a total team effort Monday night to get the unofficial second half of the sea

Colorado 6, Minnesota 3

DENVER, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Rookie Brian Willsie scored his first two goals in more than six weeks and Scott Parker had a career game with three assists Sunday night as the Colorado Avalan

Adam Mair suspended 10 games

NEW YORK, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Kings center Adam Mair received an automatic 10-game suspension from the NHL Friday, one day after he left the bench to participate in a melee again

Colorado 4, Vancouver 1

DENVER, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Milan Hejduk ended a six-game goalless drought and David Aebischer had 27 saves in his second straight start as the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Vancouver Ca

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Scott Parker
San Jose Sharks Ville Nieminen (L) of Finland stretches with teammates Scott Parker (C) and Christian Ehrhoff (R) of Germany at the Pepsi Center in Denver November 13, 2006. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

Scott Matthew Parker (born 13 October 1980) is an English footballer who currently plays for West Ham United. He is a midfielder, who has represented England at every level; from under-15 to senior, for whom he has made one start and two substitute appearances. He won his three England caps while playing for three different clubs. He is known as a tough tackling central midfielder who likes to get forward.

Parker was born in Lambeth, Greater London, and attended Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College in New Cross Gate. As a child, he supported Tottenham Hotspur and as a 13 year old, he appeared in a well-known British advert for McDonald's, in which he played keepie uppie during their 1994 World Cup campaign. Parker is a graduate of the Football Association's now-defunct national School of Excellence at Lilleshall. He is married with three sons.

After graduating from Lilleshall, he signed for Charlton Athletic as a trainee and made his debut as a substitute against Bury in the first division on 23 August 1997, a game which ended 0-0. He signed his first professional contract with the club two months later. Over the next couple of years he made only a few sporadic substitute appearances for Charlton, although he was one of the brightest prospects in English football. In October 2000 Charlton, now in the Premier League, loaned Parker to First Division side Norwich City for two months to give the England under-21 some first team experience. On his return to The Valley Parker was immediately called into the first team to replace injured captain Mark Kinsella. Parker played so well for Charlton that, upon his return from injury, Kinsella could not regain his place in the starting lineup. Parker soon became the linchpin of Charlton's midfield, combining tenacious tackling with an ability to carry the ball quickly from defence to attack and play telling passes, creating many chances for his teammates. There was talk that the Addicks would mount a serious challenge for Champions League qualification. He played 145 times for Charlton, scoring ten goals.

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