Allan Anthony Donald is a former South African cricketer, now a cricket coach. Nicknamed'White Lightning', he is considered as one of the South Africa national cricket team's most successful pace bowlers. Donald was one of the top fast bowlers in Test cricket, reaching the top of the ICC Test rankings in 1998, peaking with a ranking of 895 points the next year. In One Day Internationals, he reached 794 points in 1998, ranked second behind teammate Shaun Pollock, he shared the new ball with Pollock from the 1996/1997 tour of India until his retirement in 2002. Since retiring Donald has been a coach with a number of teams, including international sides. From 2018 to 2019 he was the Assistant Coach at Kent County Cricket Club in England. In 2019, Donald was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, he made his Test cricket debut on 18 April 1992 in South Africa's first test since their return to world sport after the abolition of apartheid. South Africa lost to the West Indies in Barbados by 52 runs.
Donald took 4 -- 77, including the wicket of Brian Lara. When he retired, he was South Africa's record wicket-taker with 330 Test wickets at an average of 22.25, claimed 272 One Day International wickets at an average of 21.78. Both of these records have now been overtaken by Shaun Pollock. In 1997 Donald "got involved in an incident that has since caused a lot of grief", Donald was being hit around the park by Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid in the finals of a one-day series. Donald says he got carried away and confronted Dravid face-to-face saying "This isn't such a fucking easy game"; the TV cameras filmed close up shots of the incident, leading to accusations. During the Trent Bridge Test Match of 1998 South Africa batted first, scoring 374 in their first innings. England responded with Donald taking 5 wickets. In their second innings, South Africa only scored 208 leaving England a target of 247 to win the match. Michael Atherton was at the crease when Donald began a spell of bowling both would describe in their respective autobiographies as one of the most intense periods of Test Match Cricket they played.
Donald bowled multiple bouncers to Atherton, but he survived several close chances to remain not out at the end of the day. The next day Atherton along with Alec Stewart were able to score the remaining runs, with Atherton finishing on 98. Several years Atherton gave Donald the gloves he wore on this occasion for Donald's benefit year auction. In the 1999 Cricket World Cup semi-final between South Africa and Australia Donald was the last batsman on the South African team. Australia batting first making only 213, Donald taking 4–32 and Pollock 5–36; the game swung back and forth with South Africa needing to score 16 runs off the last 8 balls to win with only one wicket remaining. Lance Klusener and Allan Donald were at the crease. Klusener hit a six and a single to keep the strike, followed by two fours; the scores were level with four balls left in the game. The next ball resulted in no run. Klusener hit the ball after that straight down the ground and set off for a single, but Donald was watching the ball, missed the call to run.
Both batsmen were at the bowler's end before Donald started having dropped his bat. The ball was thrown to the bowler to Gilchrist, who broke the stumps at the other end, with Donald only halfway down the pitch. Although the match technically ended in a tie, South Africa had lost to Australia in the Super-Six phase, needed to win outright to progress to the final. Having retired from playing, Donald now commentates for South African Broadcast Corporation in their coverage of South Africa's home Tests, alongside former teammate Daryll Cullinan. In May 2007, Donald was appointed as a temporary bowling consultant for the England cricket team, his involvement impressed many, was praised by several players. Donald's original brief contract was extended until September 2007. Donald decided not to continue with his coaching role at the end of September 2007, citing the strain of touring and his wish to be with his family. Donald was a coach at Warwickshire County Cricket Club, in partnership with fellow coach Ashley Giles helped the county to win the Second Division of the County Championship in 2008.
Donald coached the reigning Zimbabwean domestic champions, Mountaineers, in 2010. He served as the bowling coach for the New Zealand cricket team for the ODI series against Pakistan, the 2011 Cricket World Cup. In July 2011 Donald was drafted into Gary Kirsten's coaching team as bowling coach to the South African cricket team. Kirsten left his post in May 2013, Russell Domingo was appointed as his replacement. Donald was the bowling coach of South Africa under head coach Domingo. Donald was the bowling coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. Donald was appointed assistant coach at Kent County Cricket Club in early 2017, he was expected to join the county at the start of the 2017 season but was denied a work permit as he did not, at the time, hold a suitable coaching qualification. As a result, in April 2017, Sri Lanka hired Donald as bowling consultant for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and Donald did not work with Kent during the 2017 season, he was successful in obtaining his Level 3 coaching qualification during 2017 and formally joined Kent in early 2018, leading the team during the 2017–18 Regional Super50 competition ahead of the 2018 English season.
In July 2019, Donald was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. In February 2020, he was appointed head coach of the Knights franchise for the upcoming 2020/21 season. Allan Donald at ESPNcricinfo
John Henry Buczek is an American professional golfer. Buczek attended Wake Forest University, majored in Business, graduated in 1967. Buczek played for Wake Forest's legendary golf team, they won the first of 10 straight ACC Championships in Buczek's senior year. Buczek was the first American to win on the South African Tour, he won the 1972 Holiday Inns Royal Swazi Sun Open held in Swaziland. Buczek started the final round tied with England's Peter Oosterhuis. Buczek shot a final round 67 to win by one over defending champion Cobie Legrange, he outplayed Oosterhuis regarded as one of the world's best players, by five shots. At the 1974 U. S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club, Buzcek was in the top 10 for the first two rounds, he shot 83-73 over the weekend and finished T35. He would work as Winged Foot's sixth head professional, much in his career, from 2006 to 2009. Buczek was Director of Instruction at Wake Forest Golf Academy. In 2018, Buczek was recognized as one of the six head professionals who served throughout the 50-year history of Grandfather Golf & Country Club in Linville, North Carolina.
The Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2 is a sailplane produced by Schempp-Hirth since 1994. It replaced the successful Schempp-Hirth Ventus; the Ventus-2a and 2b are 15 metre sailplanes. The'a' version has a narrow fuselage and the wider fuselage version is called the 2b. Winglets are used with these models; the 18 metre span Ventus-2c was introduced in 1995 and was an different aircraft with a different fuselage and wings, but it has the option of shorter tips with winglets to fly as a 15-metre sailplane. From 2003 the Schempp-Hirth Discus-2 fuselage was used for all versions, which now have the designations 2ax, 2bx and 2cx. Flight tests in 1996 showed that the 15 metre version had a glide angle of 46:1 but only after considerable work on sealing gaps and by using turbulators; the narrow fuselage Ventus-2a has been successful in competitions with consecutive World Championship wins from 1995 to 2003. A narrow fuselage version with an 18-metre span, the Ventus 2cxa has been built; some Ventus-2c and 2cx are fitted with small Solo 2350 sustaining engines and are designated with a T suffix, while some are self-launching with a more powerful Solo 2625 and have the suffix'M'.
The 2cT climbs at the 2cM at over 3 m/s. Ranges for the powered versions in saw-tooth operation are 840 km respectively; the 2cxa has been designed to take a jet engine. Production of the 2a and 2b has reached 168 aircraft, while the 2c, 2cT, 2CM have reached 459. A replacement model, the Ventus 3 first flew on 29 January 2016 and serial production started in April 2016. General characteristics Crew: One Capacity: 200 kg water ballast Length: 6.81 m Wingspan: 15.00 m Height: 1.30 m Wing area: 9.7 m2 Aspect ratio: 23.3 Empty weight: 290 kg Gross weight: 525 kg Performance Maximum speed: 285 km/h Maximum glide ratio: 46 Rate of sink: 0.51 m/s Armament Specifications of Schempp-Hirth gliders
Woodrow Augustus Myers Jr. is an American physician and political candidate from Indiana. He served as health commissioner for New York City. Myers is from Indianapolis, his father worked as his mother was a school principal. Myers graduated from Shortridge High School when he was 16 years old, from Stanford University when he was 19 years old, from Harvard Medical School when he was 23 years old, he attended Stanford's Graduate School of Business, earned a Master of Business Administration. Myers served as an assistant professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, quality assurance chairman at San Francisco General Hospital. In 1985, Governor Robert D. Orr selected Myers as Indiana's state health commissioner, he weighed 418 pounds when he went on a liquid diet. After one year, he weighed 216 pounds; as Indiana's state health commissioner, he supported Ryan White, a teenager with AIDS who had not been permitted to attend school, in his legal challenge against the school board.
Myers supported a law that called for recording the names of those infected with HIV/AIDS and quarantining "recalcitrant carriers" of the disease. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan appointed Myers to the President's Commission on the HIV Epidemic, he resigned that year in the midst of infighting. In 1990, Mayor David Dinkins appointed Myers as New York City's health commissioner, he resigned in part due to opposition to some of his HIV/AIDS policies. Myers returned to Indianapolis, worked for Wellpoint, Corizon Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield. Myers ran as a Democrat for the United States House of Representatives for Indiana's 7th congressional district against incumbent André Carson in the 2008 elections, he came in second place in the primary election, receiving 24% of the vote, while Carson received 46%. In July 2019, Myers announced his candidacy for the 2020 Indiana gubernatorial election. Myers is married to his wife and has five children
Conan and the Sorcerer is a fantasy novel written by Andrew J. Offutt and illustrated by Esteban Maroto. Featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, it is the first in a trilogy continuing with Conan the Mercenary and concluding with The Sword of Skelos, it was first published in paperback by Ace Books in October 1978, reprinted in May 1979, 1982, March 1984. Attempting to steal from a wizard named Hissar Zul, the young Conan finds the tables turned when his intended victim steals his soul and imprisons it inside a mirror; the Wizard promises to restore Conan's soul if he retrieves for Zul a magical artifact stolen from him. With little recourses, the barbarian tracks down Zul's artifact along with the woman who stole it, recovering it after a number of adventures, he finds Zul disinclined to honor his end of the bargain. After killing the wizard, Conan's new goal is to find another means of reuniting both his body and soul, his quest continues in Conan the Mercenary.
Critic Don D'Ammassa's review of the novel confines itself to a plot description, not addressing the book's merits aside from a mention of its "cliff hanger ending." He does, rate it above the same author's The Sword of Skelos, which he elsewhere calls "he weakest of Offutt's three pastiches." The story was adapted by Roy Thomas and John Buscema in issues #53-55, cover-dated June–August 1980, of the Marvel Comics magazine series The Savage Sword of Conan. The Thomas/Buscema tale was reprinted in the 2009 Dark Horse Comics trade paperback The Savage Sword of Conan Volume 5. Isparana, created by Offutt for this novel appeared in the miniseries Conan the Barbarian: Flame and the Fiend by Roy Thomas, Geof Isherwood. Fantastic Fiction entry for Conan and the Sorcerer
Hiroo is a district of Shibuya, Japan. Abutting on opulent Ebisu, Minami-Azabu, Nishi-Azabu and Minami-Aoyama, Hiroo is one of the most prominent upmarket residential and shopping neighborhoods in Tokyo; as of November, 2017, the population of this district is 15,322. The postal code for Hiroo is 150-0012. According to the Ministry of Land and Transport, as of 2017, the residential land prices on Hiroo 2-chōme and 3-chōme are as high as ¥1,160,000/m2 and ¥1,040,000/m2, respectively. Located on Minami-Azabu, the Hiroo Station of Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line is the nearest subway station to Hiroo. Hiroo is located in the southeast area of the district of Shibuya, Japan; the boundaries of Hiroo are Nishi-Azabu and Minami-Aoyama, Minato to the north and follows the Shibuya River along the south. Minami-Azabu, Minato is located to the east and Higashi, Shibuya is located to the west. There are two universities in Hiroo; the prestigious University of the Sacred Heart, successor to the Sacred Heart Koto Senmon School, established in 1916 and reorganized into a university with the current name in 1948, is one of the oldest women's universities in Japan.
Its important alumnae include the former UN High Commissioner for Refugees Sadako Ogata and Empress of Japan Michiko. The Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing owns one of its two campuses in Hiroo. Although reorganized into a four-year college in 1986, the origin of the nursing school dates back to 1890, when nursing education was launched at the Japanese Red Cross Hospital. Hiroo is home to the International School of the Sacred Heart, founded in 1908 and is located on the same grounds as the University of the Sacred Heart, it offers education in English for girls from the ages of three to eighteen. The university offers education to women in Japanese. There are several Japanese schools in the area as well, including Hiroo Senior High School and Hiroo Elementary School; the Rainbow International Montessori School has a facility located in the same area. Adjacent to Hiroo, the district of Minami-Azabu is home to Arisugawa Park, which spans through a large chunk of the town; the park consists of several paths and walkways, a baseball field, soccer field, children's amusement areas and a man-made waterfall that empties into a pond full of koi and ducks.
The park is situated in the close vicinity of Hiroo Station, causing it to be incorrectly regarded as "a park in Hiroo." Hiroo is home to several embassies: Embassy of Peru, Czech Republic, Burkina Faso, Tajikistan and Oman. Hiroo Station is the nearest subway station to several prominent embassies in Minato: Embassy of France, Germany and Pakistan; the New Sanno Hotel is an upscale hotel operated by the U. S. Navy. While the hotel technically is located in Minami-Azabu, it is nearby the Hiroo subway station and Tengenji Bridge; the hotel opened in 1983 after moving from a location nearby Akasaka Mitsuke Station. The large number of daily visitors to the hotel contributes to the international atmosphere in Hiroo. In the Edo period, the area near present-day Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo Hospital, Keio Gijyuku Yochisha School, Tengenji Bridge, Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo 5-chome Apartments was named Tsukushigahara. At the time, this area was a large flatland of susuki grass. Tsukushigahara was a popular strolling and play area and was recorded in the Illustrated Collection of Famous Places in Edo.
The area surrounding the present-day Hiroo 5-chome shopping street town was designated a shopping street town in Shotoku 3. This area survived the destruction of the Bombing of Tokyo in 1944-1945; as a result, many Meiji period and Taisho period buildings can still be found in the area. The area is locally known for its nostalgic atmosphere. Tengenji Bridge is located at the intersection of Meiji-dori in Hiroo 5-chome; the bridge spans the confluence of the Kogai River. The Kogai River flows underground since it was covered by concrete; the Kogai River flows under Gaien-Nishi Dori upstream towards and past the east side of Aoyama Cemetery. Two springs known to still flow into the Kogai River are located at the ponds of Arisugawa Park and the ponds at the Nezu Museum; the Tengenji Bridge is an old bridge and existed long before it was mentioned in a text named Gofunaienkakuzsho published in Bunkyu 3. Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo Hospital, located in Ebisu. Japanese Red Cross Medical Center Aiiku Hospital, located in Minami-Azabu.
Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing University of the Sacred Heart International School of the Sacred Heart Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park, located in Minami-Azabu. Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library, located at the center of the Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park in Minami-Azabu. Tokyo Jogakkan Elementary and Senior High School, is the private girls school. Keio Gijyuku Yōchisha, is the private elementary school, affiliated with Keio University, it is located in Tengenji Bridge. Rinsen Elementary School, is the public school. Embassy of Croatia Embassy of Czech Republic Embassy of Burkina Faso Embassy of Oman Embassy of Peru Ebasssy of Tajikistan Embassy of Congo New Sanno Hotel Hiroo Garden Hills Hiroo Plaza Tengenji Bridge Yamatane Museum of Art Hanezawa Garden Ebisu Prime Square