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1905 World Series

The 1905 World Series matched the National League champion New York Giants against the American League champion Philadelphia Athletics, with the Giants winning four games to one. Four of the five games featured duels between future Hall of Fame pitchers; each of the five games was a shutout. Three of those, over a six-day span, were won by Christy Mathewson. Before the Series began, the Athletics were at a major disadvantage. For the Series, they were without the services of Rube Waddell, arguably their best pitcher that year; the reason for Waddell's absence was listed as a shoulder injury from some sort of'wrestling match' with teammate Andy Coakley, though in years since some have speculated that Waddell was bribed or'paid off' to fake the injury and thus not play in the Series. Philadelphia manager Connie Mack, refused to believe this theory, finding it ridiculous. NL New York Giants vs. AL Philadelphia Athletics Monday, October 9, 1905, at Columbia Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The opening game was a pitchers' duel between Christy Mathewson and Eddie Plank.

Both got out of jams. In the Giants' top of the fifth, Mathewson singled, but was forced by Roger Bresnahan, who stole second shortly afterwards. After George Browne popped out, Mike Donlin singled to left, scoring Bresnahan and advancing Donlin to second. After Dan McGann walked, Sam Mertes doubled. In the Athletics' half of the sixth, Ossee Schreckengost doubled and advanced to third on a wild pitch, but did not score, was the lone runner to reach third base against Mathewson in the entire series; the Giants added an insurance run in the ninth. This was the first of Mathewson's three complete-game shutouts, a World Series record that may never be matched. Tuesday, October 10, 1905, at the Polo Grounds in upper Manhattan, New York The A's called on Chief Bender to turn the tables on the Giants, his opponent was 21-game winner "Iron Man" Joe McGinnity. The game was scoreless until the top of the third. Ossee Schreckengost, leading off, reached on a Dan McGann's error. Bender sacrificed. After a groundout by Topsy Hartsel moved Schreckengost to third, Bris Lord singled to left and drove Ossee home with an unearned run.

The slim margin held until the top of the eighth. With one out, Schreckengost was once again the catalyst. After Bender flied out to right field, Hartsel's double scored Schreckengost all the way from first, a single by Lord brought Hartsel home, making it 3–0 in favor of the A's with all three runs unearned. Bender continued to cruise, got out of late-inning jams and ended up with a complete game shutout that tied the series at 1. Thursday, October 12, 1905, at Columbia Park Christy Mathewson once again took the mound for the Giants in Game 3. Opposing him this time was Andy Coakley, who hit the first batter he faced, Roger Bresnahan, with a pitch. A single to right by Mike Donlin moved Bresnahan to third with one out. Dan McGann singled to right. An error by Danny Murphy put Sam Mertes on base. Bill Dahlen walked, loading the bases with one out, but Art Devlin hit into a double play to end the rally; the Giants put the game away in the top of the fifth. Bresnahan walked with one out. George Browne went to second on the throw to third base.

Donlin was walked intentionally, setting up a possible inning-ending double play, but things continued to crumble for Coakley and the A's. McGann reached on another error by Danny Murphy, scoring a run. Mertes singled, driving in another run. Bill Dahlen hit into a force play at scoring Donlin. After Dahlen stole second, Devlin singled, sending Dahlen to third. Devlin stole second and Dahlen stole home on a double steal, scoring the fifth and last run of the Giants' fifth, they scored two more runs in the top of the ninth, when McGann doubled Donlin. Mathewson pitched his second complete-game shutout; this was the first 9–0 World Series game. The next one had to wait until the Cubs shut out the Tigers by that lopsided score in Game 1 of the 1945 World Series, although Detroit, with Hank Greenberg and Hal Newhouser, ended up taking that series four games to three. Friday, October 13, 1905, at the Polo Grounds Eddie Plank returned for the A's against Joe McGinnity for the Giants in Game 4. Both left men on base in scoring position early on, kept the game scoreless until the bottom of the fourth, when Sam Mertes led off the inning by reaching on an error by Monte Cross.

After Bill Dahlen flied to right Art Devlin grounded out, moving Mertes to second. With two outs, Billy Gilbert singled to left, bringing Mertes home for the only run of the game, McGinnity outdueling Plank 1–0 and giving the Giants a three-games-to-one lead. Saturday, October 14, 1905, at the Polo Grounds The Giants looked to wrap up the series behind the perennial Christy Mathewson, who faced Chief Bender this time; the game was scoreless until the bottom of the fifth, when Sam Mertes scored during a bizarre double play involving Bill Dahlen and Billy Gilbert. In the eighth, the Giants got an insurance run when Mathewson scored on George Browne's ground-out after Roger Bresnahan's double had sent him to third with less than two out. Mathewson took the mound for the top of the nin

Faris Badwan

Faris Adam Derar Badwan is an English musician, best known as the lead vocalist of the Horrors, more as half of Cat's Eyes. Born in Bexley, Kent on 21 September 1986 to a Palestinian father and English mother, Badwan grew up in Leamington Spa and Hillmorton, Rugby along with three brothers. Badwan attended the public school Arnold Lodge School in Leamington Spa before obtaining a scholarship in 1999 to the exclusive public boarding school Rugby School, where he met future Horrors bassist and synthesiser player Tom Cowan known as Tom Furse. Continuing his education, Badwan moved to London to study illustration at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2004 deferring from his studies to concentrate on his musical career with the band. Badwan is best known as vocalist for the Horrors, an alternative rock band formed in Southend-on-Sea in 2005, their debut album, Strange House, was released in 2007. Badwan became notorious for his onstage activities, which have featured violence, the use of black paint to mark audience members, scaling anything available and using items found in the stage area to antagonise the audience.

Badwan and his band were thrown out of venue Great Scott in Massachusetts in 2007 after he accidentally smashed a ceramic bust of Elvis Presley on stage. Prior to forming the Horrors, Faris took part in pseudo-punk band the Rotters, named after the novel The Rotters' Club by Jonathan Coe. Faris released a one-off single under the pseudonym of Lumina, teaming up with ex-Ipso Facto member Cherish Kaya to record a cover of the Black Lips song "I'll Be With You"; this recording appeared as a B-side on the Black Lips single "Drugs". Badwan's illustrations have earned admiration, his "Drawing a Straight Number Nine" exhibition in London featured a drawing series of 100 new works by the frontman. Due to its popularity, it was taken to Milan, Italy. In 2011, Faris collaborated with Canadian opera singer Rachel Zeffira under the moniker Cat's Eyes, releasing the Broken Glass EP and a self-titled full-length album. Faris appeared on the TV show Soccer AM, scoring in the spot kick challenge, he talked about his love of football.

In early 2015, Faris and his brother Tarik Badwan, announced that they would be launching RAFT Records, in partnership with Vinyl Factory. They collaborated with renowned designer Marc Donaldson to create the label's aesthetic; the first release was a four-track double 7" EP featuring Skinny Girl Diet, Niqab and Jet Black. In February 2015, Cat's Eyes released the soundtrack for Peter Strickland's film The Duke of Burgundy. In February 2017, Hercules & Love Affair released the single "Controller", featuring Badwan on vocals. In 2018, the Norwich-based duo Let's Eat Grandma released their sophomore album, "I'm All Ears", featuring two songs co-written and produced by Badwan and Sophie, "Hot Pink" and "It's Not Just Me"

Vivek–Mervin

Vivek Siva — Mervin Solomon are a film composing duo known for their work in Tamil language films. They have worked together on films, including Vadacurry, Pugazh and Gulaebaghavali. Vivek Siva trained as a classical musician and performed with numerous bands during his school and college days. Mervin Solomon had worked as a music producer, scored music for albums in gospel and classical genres. Vivek and Anirudh Ravichander are from the band Zinx. Vivek and Mervin worked as music producers and mix engineers for Anirudh Ravichander on his projects; the songs and background score of their debut movie Vadacurry were well-received by the audience and reviewers. The song Nenjukulla Nee topped the charts. In their second project Pugazh, the duo roped in Hindi singer Arijit Singh for his first Tamil song Neeye, which went on to become a chartbuster. FilmsIndependent works Vivek–Mervin on IMDb Vivek–Mervin on Facebook

Arnold Gohr

Arnold Gohr was a German clerical worker who became a trades unionist and activist. After 1945 he entered mainstream politics in East Berlin; as the Soviet occupation zone evolved into a Soviet sponsored one-party dictatorship, he never joined the ruling party, remaining instead a leading "collaborationist" member of the eastern version of the Christian Democratic Union. He became a party chairman and served between 1948 and 1958 as "deputy lord mayor" of Berlin, a period during which the divided city's constitutional status and future were contentious and ambiguous on a number of different levels. Arnold Gohr was born in Wottnogge 1945), a small village at one end of the "Jassener See" and alongside the little Lupow river, a short distance inland to the west of Danzig, his father was a small-scale farmer. Gohr attended the village school in nearby Saviat and went on to secondary schools, first in Lauenburg and subsequently in Schlawe. School was followed by a commercial apprenticeship which he completed, which provided a sound basis for office employment.

He worked, between 1914 and 1916, as a dispatch clerk and as a book keeper. Conscripted for military service in 1916, he was captured and held as a prisoner of war till 1920. Between 1920 and 1933 Gohr was a member of the Gewerkschaftsbund der Angestellten, a clerical workers' trades union, at the liberal end of the political spectrum, he was a member of an association of war wounded ex-servicemen and, from 1920 till 1933, of the centre-left Democratic Party and of its short-lived more nationalistic successor organisation, the National Party. For some years, till 1945, he worked as a "prokurist" and head of department for the Berlin-based National Nitrogen Syndicate, an internationally powerful cartel association dominated by IG Farben and other multi-national businesses operating in the chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors. In 1945 Gohr was a co-founder of the Christian Democratic Union branch for Berlin-Köpenick; the new party was intended to represent a broad range of centre-right political opinion and to reduce the risk of another take-over by anti-democtratic forces being facilitated by political divisions among political moderates.

Gohr worked for the "Deutsche Düngerzentrale" and became a member of the FDGB, emerging in the Soviet occupation zone as the national monopoly trades union organisation. 1949 was the year during which the area administered since May 1945 as the Soviet occupation zone, formally in October of that year, as the Soviet sponsored German Democratic Republic. Between April 1948 and June 1949 Arnold Gohr served as deputy party regional chairman for the East Berlin region, he took over from Helmut Brandt as regional CDU party leader for the eastern half of the city, serving in this post till August 1952. In 1952 the East German government, keen to centralise political power more abolished a regional tier of government: changes were made to party administrative structures that reflected this, it turned out. In terms of its administrative structure, however, as in many other respects, Berlin remained something a "special case". Between 1952 and 1954 Arnold Gohr served as a member of the party regional executive for Berlin.

He was between 1948 and 1964 a member of the CDU party executive committee. In 1946 Gohr was elected a Berlin city councillor, he served, between 1948 and 1958, as "deputy lord mayor". During 1948/49 Arnold Gohr was a member of the so-called People's Council, a consultative assembly in the Soviet occupation zone which from an Anglo-American perspective could be presented as the precursor to a western style parliament. It's principal function was to draw up and endorse a new constitution, based on a draft presented back in 1946 by the newly created Socialist Unity Party. With the 1948 currency reforms, which expressly excluded the Soviet zone and the ensuing drama of the eleven month Berlin Blockade, it became clear that perpetuating occupied Germany's postwar status quo was no longer an option. After a constitution for a "democratic German Republic" had been endorsed by the People's Council at the start of June 1949, on 7 October 1949 the council's membership formed the basis for a Provisional People's Chamber.

The event marked the formal launch of the so-called German Democratic Republic. Arnold Gohr was a member; as before, his appointment as one of 66 "Berlin representatives" placed him in a constitutionally distinctive category from that filled by the 400 members representing parties and interest groups from other parts of the occupation zone / East Germany. As before he represented not the ruling SED party but the CDU, which by this stage had become a relqtively quiescent component in the "National Front", a structural alliance of political parties and approved mass organisations controlled by the ruling party. Volkskammer seats were allocated not on the basis of election results, but acco

Villa Saletta

Villa Saletta is a village in Tuscany, central Italy, administratively a frazione of the comune of Palaia, province of Pisa. Villa Saletta is 5 km from Palaia; the village was first flourished during the 15th century. The 1,760-acre Villa Saletta estate and winery has been operating since the Middle Ages and was once owned by the Medici family's personal bankers. Villa Saletta produces "Super Tuscan" wine. It's a fruit-flavored wine consisting of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc grapes that must be grown in extreme, dry heat; the winery produces 50,000 bottles and has won several awards, including 3rd place in the London Wine Competition. The films The Night of the Shooting Stars and Fiorile by the Taviani brothers, as well as Napoleon and Me by Paolo Virzì, were filmed at the Villa Saletta estate. Caciagli, Giuseppe. Pisa e la sua provincia. 2. Pisa: Colombo Cursi Editore. Pp. 737–738

Joseph baronets

There have been two baronetcies created for persons with the surname Joseph, both in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. One creation is extinct; the Joseph Baronetcy, of Stoke-on-Trent in the County of Stafford, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 8 July 1942 for the businessman Francis L'Estrange Joseph. The title became extinct on his death in 1951; the Joseph Baronetcy, of Portsoken in the City of London, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 16 November 1943 for the businessman Samuel Joseph. He was Co-Chairman and Managing Director of the construction company Bovis and served as Lord Mayor of London from 1942 to 1943, he was succeeded by the second Baronet. He was a prominent Conservative politician and served under Margaret Thatcher as Secretary of State for Industry from 1979 to 1981 and as Secretary of State for Education and Science from 1981 to 1986. In 1987 he was created a life peer as Baron Joseph, of Portsoken in the City of London, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

On Lord Joseph's death in 1994 the life peerage became extinct while he was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son, the third Baronet and present holder of the title. He does not use his title. Joseph has not proven his succession to the baronetcy and is therefore not on the Official Roll of the Baronetage, with the baronetcy considered dormant. Sir Francis L'Estrange Joseph, 1st Baronet Sir Samuel George Joseph, 1st Baronet Sir Keith Sinjohn Joseph, 2nd Baronet James Samuel Joseph, presumed 3rd Baronet Kidd, Williamson, David. Debrett's Baronetage. New York: St Martin's Press, 1990, Leigh Rayment's list of baronets The Standing Council of the Baronetage, Baronetcies to which no succession has been proved