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Bart King

John Barton "Bart" King was an American cricketer, active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. King was part of the Philadelphia team that played from the end of the 19th century until the outbreak of World War I; this period of cricket in the United States was dominated by "gentlemen cricketers"—men of independent wealth who did not need to work. King, an amateur from a middle-class family, was able to devote time to cricket thanks to a job set up by his teammates. A skilled batsman who proved his worth as a bowler, King set numerous records in the continent of North America during his career and led the first-class bowling averages in England in 1908, he competed against the best cricketers from England and Australia. King was the dominant bowler on his team when it toured England in 1897, 1903, 1908, he dismissed batsmen with his unique delivery, which he called the "angler", helped develop the art of swing bowling in the sport. Sir Pelham Warner described Bart King as "one of the finest bowlers of all time", Donald Bradman called him "America's greatest cricketing son."

King was born in Philadelphia on October 19, 1873. Early in his life, he worked in a linen trade. Although this was the family business, his father allowed him to leave to enter the insurance industry. King was not a member of the aristocratic and wealthy families of Philadelphia that produced many of the era's top cricketers. King's obituary in Cricket Quarterly suggests that his career in insurance was set up for him by those families to allow him to continue playing the game. In 1913, King married Fannie Lockhart. King's wife died in 1963, he died in 1965 in his native Philadelphia two days before his 92nd birthday. Bart King was regarded by many of his contemporaries as an affable person. Ralph Barker called him the Bob Hope of cricket thanks to his stories. King was noted for making jabs at opponents, but leaving them laughing at themselves; the same held true. He is said to have spoken for ninety minutes at a dinner during his last tour to England, punctuated every few seconds with laughs; the dinner guests were kept laughing while King spoke with a dead-pan expression.

One man who attended the dinner noted that King "told his impossible tales with such an air of conviction... that his audiences were always in doubt when to take him seriously. He made their task doubly difficult by sprinkling in a fair mixture of truth with his fiction." Like most young American men of this era, Bart King came to cricket only after first playing baseball. He began to play club cricket at Tioga Cricket Club in 1888, aged 15. Tioga was one of the lesser Philadelphian cricket clubs. King played his first recorded match for the club in 1889, when he was tried as a bowler due to his physique, he took 37 wickets for 99 runs for the club in the 1889 cricket season. King played for Tioga until 1896. King joined the Philadelphian cricket team for three tours of England while playing at Belmont. King's most dominating matches came during these tours, playing with the premier American team of the era. In 1893, the Australian team stopped by Philadelphia on its way home from a tour of England.

Australia fielded a strong side. In spite of this fatigue, the Australians chose to face the full strength of the Gentlemen of Philadelphia in a three-day match starting September 29. On a small ground at Belmont, the September grass was coarse, it had been rolled so that the ball moved quickly across the ground. The Australian side, fielding first, dropped many catches and could not cope with the short boundary, allowing the Philadelphians to reach a huge total of 525 runs. King came at number 11, making 36 runs; the leading Australian bowlers, Hugh Trumble and George Giffen, took 2 for 104 and 0 for 114 respectively. When the Australians came to bat, they hoped that they would, by now, have recovered from their tiring journey, but ran into problems when dealing with Bart King's developing swing bowling; the side was all out with King taking 5 wickets for 78 runs. The Australians followed on and were all out again for 268, allowing the Gentlemen of Philadelphia to win by an innings and 68 runs.

The cricket world was stunned that a single American city could turn out a side capable of beating the full strength of Australia. The Australians won the return match on October 6 by six wickets, but the Australian captain, Jack Blackham, said to the Americans, "You have better players here than we have been led to believe, they class with England's best." King won the Child's Bowling Cup, the premier award for bowling in American cricket, for the first time in 1896, joined the Philadelphian cricket team's tour of England in 1897. The tour was ambitious, was arranged for educational purposes: few of those on the American side expected to win many matches. Previous tours had tended to involve amateur English sides with a low level of competition. In 1897, the tour started on June 7 at Oxford, ending in late July at The Oval 2 months later; the schedule included fifteen matches against all of the top county cricket teams, the Oxford and Cambridge University teams, the Marylebone Cricket Club, two other sides, though only a few of the counties thought it worthwhile to put their best elevens onto the field.

While the tour aroused some curiosity, many English fans lost interest until Bart King and the Philadelphians met the full Sussex team at Brighton on June 17. King demonstrated his batting ability in the first innings with a fourth-wicket stand of 107 with John Lester, he t

Anwar Abdul Malik

Anwar bin Abdul Malik was a Malaysian politician. Anwar along with, Dato' Onn Jaafar, Tan Sri Mohamad Noah Omar, Haji Syed Alwi bin Syed Sheikh al-Hadi and Syed Abdul Kadir Mohamad formed the United Malays National Organisation to counter the Malayan Union, undermining the Malay Sultans's powers and threatened the Malays of their rights as Bumiputera. Anwar was credited with giving the United Malays Organisation its name. Zainal Abidin Ahmad on added the word "National" into the name and thus becoming the United Malays National Organisation. After the Second World War, the Malayan Union was formed by the British and it was opposed by the Malays as the union threatened Malay sovereignty over Malaya. Anwar, along with Haji Syed Alwi bin Syed Sheikh al-Hadi and Syed Abdul Kadir Mohamad, went to Batu Pahat to meet the district officer, Dato' Onn Jaafar, a close friend of Anwar's. Together, they created the idea of forming a single party that would be strong enough to oppose the Malayan Union, they were on joined by Mohamad Noah Omar who became the first Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat.

After the meeting, Anwar became the representative to Johor Bahru to rally the Malays together to join the proposed idea of forming one party. Onn Jaafar at that time, together with the Malays from Batu Pahat, had formed, the Johor Peninsular Malay Movement.. The movement had drawn many from Johorean towns such as Muar, Tangkak and Kluang. Onn Jaafar asked his fellow companions on what name should they give the party. Anwar suggested "United Malays Organisation". Everyone agreed. On that night, Onn wrote a letter to Utusan Melayu that published the letter, announcing the formation of UMO and proposed congress with other Malay parties to join UMO. A series of Malay congresses were held, culminating in the formation of the nationalist party, United Malays National Organisation on 11 May 1946 at the Third Malay Congress in Johor Bahru, with Datuk Onn Jaafar as its leader; when Dato' Onn Jaafar became Chief Minister of Johor on 1 June 1947, Anwar became his private secretary. As Onn could not maintain two roles as Chief Minister of Johor and President of UMNO, he resigned as chief minister in May 1950.

The following year, Onn felt disgusted with what he considered UMNO's race communalist policies, called for the party to be opened to all Malayans and have UMNO change its name to United Malayans National Organisation. When his recommendations were met with hostility, he left the party on 26 August 1951 along with Anwar and formed the Independence of Malaya Party; the party failed to gain support. Onn went to form Parti Negara in February 1954. Anwar retired in 1954 and afterwards, sat on many boards — all in a voluntary capacity, he would help the poor and needy irrespective of race Anwar was born in Muar, Johor in 1898. His father, Haji Abdul Malik was a Syariah lawyer. Anwar has mixed blood including, Ethiopian from his grandmother, Arabic from his grandfather and Javanese blood from his mother. Anwar married his first wife and together conceived 3 children, Shukriah Anwar, Mohamad Hifni Anwar and Marina Anwar; when Anwar's wife died, he married Saodah Abdullah. They had 3 children, Tan Sri Datuk Zarinah Anwar, the ex-chairman of the Malaysian Securities Commission, Zainah Anwar, a prominent Malaysian non-governmental organisation leader and activist of Sisters in Islam and Ahmad Zakii Anwar, a well-known Malaysian artist.

Anwar died in 1998 just two months before his 100th birthday in Johor Bahru. His wife, Saodah Abdullah died the following year at the age of 78. Anwar was buried at Mahmoodiah Muslim Cemetery in Johor Bahru in front of Makam Mahmoodiah. Anwar has been awarded medals for his services to the country; some of the awards include: United Kingdom 1939-1945 Star Pacific Star Defence Medal War Medal 1939–1945 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal Johor Sultan Ibrahim Diamond Jubilee Medal Sultan Ismail Coronation Medal Long Service Medal In the 2007 film, 1957: Hati Malaya, directed by Shuhaimi Baba, Anwar was portrayed by local Malaysian actor, Azhar Sulaiman

Nepenthes rafflesiana

Nepenthes rafflesiana, or Raffles' pitcher-plant, is a species of tropical pitcher plant. It has a wide distribution covering Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore. Nepenthes rafflesiana is variable, with numerous forms and varieties described. In Borneo alone, there are at least three distinct varieties; the giant form of this species produces enormous pitchers rivalling those of N. rajah in size. Nepenthes rafflesiana is a widespread lowland species, it is common in Borneo and parts of the Riau Archipelago, but has a restricted distribution in both Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra. It is only widespread in the southeastern region of the Malay Peninsula in the state of Johor, where it is abundant. Nepenthes rafflesiana has only been recorded from the west coast of Sumatra, between Indrapura and Barus, it is found in Singapore and on a number of smaller islands, including Bangka, Labuan and the Lingga Islands. Nepenthes rafflesiana occurs in open, wet areas, it has been recorded from kerangas forest, secondary formations, margins of peat swamp forest, heath forest, seaside cliffs.

It grows at elevations ranging from sea-level to 1200 m or 1500 m. Nepenthes rafflesiana is a scrambling vine; the stem is up to 10 mm thick. Internodes are up to 20 cm long. Tendrils may be over 110 cm long; the lower pitchers of N. rafflesiana possess well-developed fringed wings. These terrestrial traps exceed 20 cm in height, although the giant form of N. rafflesiana is known produce pitchers up to 35 cm long and 15 cm wide. Upper pitchers are funnel-shaped and bear a distinctive raised section at the front of the peristome. Both types of pitchers have a characteristically elongated peristome neck that may be 3 cm or more in length. Pitcher colouration varies from dark purple to completely white; the typical form of N. rafflesiana is light green throughout with heavy purple blotches on the lower pitchers and cream-coloured aerial pitchers. The inflorescence grows between 16 and 70 cm tall; the red or purple flowers occur singly, or sometimes in pairs, on each flower-stalk. Young plants are wholly covered with long, brown or white hairs.

Mature plants have a sparse indumentum of short, brown hairs, though they may be glabrous. Nepenthes rafflesiana is found in tropical lowlands, it produces two distinct types of pitchers, which are used to capture and kill insect prey for nutrients. The lower pitchers are round, squat and'winged', while the upper pitchers are more narrow at their base; the species is variable and comes in a variety of shapes and colors – most contain varying amounts of green and maroon streaks. All Nepenthes are passive carnivores with no moving parts, unlike their distant cousins the Venus flytrap. Nepenthes rafflesiana kills by luring its prey into its pitchers, whose peristomes secrete a sweet-tasting nectar. Once the insect is inside, it finds the walls of the pitcher too slippery to scale and drowns. Digestive enzymes released by the plant into the liquid break down the prey and release soluble nutrients, which are absorbed by the plant through the walls of the pitcher; the carnivorous nature of Nepenthes is a consequence of living in nutrient-poor soils.

As a result, the roots of Nepenthes and most other carnivorous plants are fragile. All Nepenthes are dioecious, meaning that each individual plant has only male or female characteristics. For Nepenthes pitchers being used as daytime roosting sleeping bags by small bats, see Nepenthes hemsleyana#Relationship with bats. Nepenthes rafflesiana was discovered by Dr. William Jack in 1819. In a letter from Singapore published in Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Jack wrote the following account: It is impossible to conceive anything more beautiful than the approach to Singapore, through the Archipelago of islands that lie at the extremity of the Straits of Malacca. Seas of glass wind among innumerable islets, clothed in all the luxuriance of tropical vegetation and basking in the full brilliance of a tropical sky... I have just arrived in time to explore the woods before they yield to the axe, have made many interesting discoveries of two new and splendid species of pitcher-plant, far surpassing any yet known in Europe.

I have completed two perfect drawings of them with ample descriptions. Sir S. Raffles is anxious that we should give publicity to our researches in one way or other and has planned bringing out something at Bencoolen, he proposes sending home these pitcher-plants that such splendid things may appear under all the advantages of elegant execution, by way of attracting attention to the subject of Sumatran botany. At the time the largest known species in the genus, N. rafflesiana was described in the Gardener's and Farmer's Journal for 1850 as follows: Whoever has seen this plant in a living state must undoubted be constrained to consider it as one of the most astonishing productions of the whole vegetable kingdom. The resemblance that a portion of it bears to our more familiar domestic utensils leaves a lasting impression on the minds of spectators, not eradicated. Nepenthes rafflesiana is popular in cultivation.

Brandon Hepburn

Brandon Hepburn is an American football linebacker, a free agent. He played college football for Florida A&M and was drafted in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. Hepburn attended North Rockland High School in New York, his senior season saw him amass 132 tackles, 8 sacks and an interception in addition to him being awarded the Journal News Scholar Athlete award. He played college football at Florida A&M. Hepburn redshirted in 2008; the following year, he had 13 total tackles. In 2010, he played in all 11 games recording a sack and a forced fumble. In his senior year, he found himself with 86 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 7 passes deflected and a forced fumble. Hepburn was selected by the Detroit Lions in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft; the Lions signed Hepburn to a reserve/future contract on January 3, 2014. Hepburn was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad on September 9, 2014. On September 30, 2014, he was released. On October 7, 2014, he was re-signed to practice squad.

On January 5, 2015, he signed a future contract. On August 14, 2015, he was waived. On August 17, 2015, he was placed on injured reserve. On August 21, 2015, he was waived from injured reserve. On November 30, 2015, he was placed on injured reserve. Hepburn signed to the Dallas Cowboys on June 8, 2016. On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Cowboys. NFL Draft Profile

2018 Canadian Junior Curling Championships

The 2018 New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships was held from January 13 to 21 at the Aréna Grand-Mère and the Centre municipal de curling de Shawinigan in Shawinigan, Québec. The winners represented Canada at the 2018 World Junior Curling Championships in Scotland. Final Round Robin Standings Final Round Robin Standings Saturday, January 20, 18:00 Sunday, January 21, 18:00 Final Round Robin Standings Final Round Robin Standings Saturday, January 20, 13:00 Sunday, January 21, 13:00 The Ontario U21 Provincial Championships were held December 27–30, 2017 at the Annandale Golf & Curling Club in Ajax. Results: PlayoffsMen's semifinal: Hall 8-4 Leung Men's final: Hall 7-2 Willsey Women's tiebreaker: Little 6-4 Steele Women's semifinal: Wallingford 8-4 Little Women's final: Wallingford 8-6 Murphy Official Website

University of California, San Francisco

The University of California, San Francisco is a public research university in San Francisco, California. It is part of the University of California system and it is dedicated to health science, it is a major center of teaching. UCSF was founded as Toland Medical College in 1864, in 1873 it affiliated itself with the University of California, becoming its Medical Department. In the same year, it incorporated the California College of Pharmacy and in 1881 it established a dentistry school, its facilities were located in both San Francisco. In 1964, the school gained full administrative independence as a campus of the UC system headed by a chancellor, in 1970 it gained its current name. Based at Parnassus Heights and several other locations throughout the city, in the early 2000s it developed a second major campus in the newly redeveloped Mission Bay; as of October 2018, nine Nobel laureates have been affiliated with UCSF as faculty members or researchers, the University has been the site of many scientific breakthroughs.

The UCSF Medical Center is the nation's 7th-ranked hospital and California's 2nd highest-ranked hospital according to U. S. News & World Report. With 25,398 employees, UCSF is the second largest public agency employer in the San Francisco Bay Area. UCSF faculty have treated patients and trained residents since 1873 at the San Francisco General Hospital and for over 50 years at the San Francisco VA Medical Center; the UCSF School of Medicine is the oldest medical school in the Western United States and is ranked by international and national rankings of prestige and funding. The UCSF Graduate Division offers 19 PhD programs, 11 MS programs, two certificates and a physical therapy program; the University of California, San Francisco traces its history to Hugh Toland, a South Carolina surgeon who found great success and wealth after moving to San Francisco in 1852. A previous school, the Cooper Medical College of the University of Pacific, entered a period of uncertainty in 1862 when its founder, Elias Samuel Cooper, died.

In 1864, Toland founded a new medical school, Toland Medical College, the faculty of Cooper Medical College chose to suspend operations and join the new school. The University of California was founded in 1868, by 1870 Toland Medical School began negotiating an affiliation with the new public university. Meanwhile, some faculty of Toland Medical School elected to reopen the Medical Department of the University of the Pacific, which would become Stanford University School of Medicine. Negotiations between Toland and UC were complicated by Toland's demand that the medical school continue to bear his name, an issue on which he conceded. In March 1873, the trustees of Toland Medical College transferred it to the Regents of the University of California, it became The Medical Department of the University of California. At the same time, the University of California negotiated the incorporation of the California College of Pharmacy, the first pharmacy school in the West, established in 1872 by the Californian Pharmaceutical Society.

The Pharmacy College was affiliated in June 1873, together the Medical College and the Pharmacy College came to be known as'Affiliated Colleges'. The third college, the College of Dentistry, was established in 1881; the three Affiliated Colleges were located at different sites around San Francisco, but near the end of the 19th Century interest in bringing them together grew. To make this possible, San Francisco Mayor Adolph Sutro donated 13 acres in Parnassus Heights at the base of Mount Parnassus; the new site, overlooking Golden Gate Park, opened in the fall of 1898, with the construction of the new Affiliated Colleges buildings. The school's first female student, Lucy Wanzer, graduated in 1876, after having to appeal to the UC Board of Regents to gain admission in 1873; until 1906, the school faculty had provided care at the City-County Hospital, but did not have a hospital of its own. Following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, more than 40,000 people were relocated to a makeshift tent city in Golden Gate Park and were treated by the faculty of the Affiliated Colleges.

This brought the school, which until was located on the western outskirts of the city, in contact with significant population and fueled the commitment of the school towards civic responsibility and health care, increasing the momentum towards the construction of its own health facilities. In April 1907, one of the buildings was renovated for outpatient care with 75 beds; this created the need to train nursing students, and, in 1907, the UC Training School for Nurses was established, adding a fourth professional school to the Affiliated Colleges. Around this time, the Affiliated Colleges agreed to submit to the Regents' governance at the urging of President Benjamin Ide Wheeler, who had come to recognize the problems inherent in the existence of independent entities that shared the UC brand but over which UC had no real control; the schools continued to grow in numbers and reputation in the following year. One notable event was the incorporation of the Hooper Foundation for Medical Research in 1914, a medical research institute second only to the Rockefeller Institute.

This addition bolstered the prestige of the Parnassus site during a dispute over whether the schools should consolidate at Parnassus or in Berkeley, where some of the departments had transferred. The final decision came in 1949 when the Regents of the University of California designated the Parnassus campus as the UC Medical Center in San Francisco; the medical facilities were updat