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Carolina League

The Carolina League is a Minor League Baseball league which operates along the Atlantic Coast of the United States. It is classified as a Class A-Advanced league; the organization that became the Carolina League formed in 1945, just as World War II was ending, consisted of only two teams based in southern Virginia and six from North Carolina. However, as many as 12 teams in a given year have competed in the Carolina League. Today, the league consists of 10 teams in a region stretching from Delaware to South Carolina, is divided into a Northern Division and a Southern Division; the league was announced on October 29, 1944 after an organizational meeting at Durham, North Carolina. The league was a successor to the Bi-State League that existed before World War II; the league began play in 1945 with eight teams based in Burlington, Greensboro, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, along with Danville and Martinsville from Virginia. A few of the many Carolina League players who have gone on to star in the Major Leagues are: Johnny Bench, Wade Boggs, Barry Bonds, Rod Carew, Dock Ellis, Dwight Evans, Dwight Gooden, Zack Greinke, Andruw Jones, Chipper Jones, Willie McCovey, Joe Morgan, Dave Parker, Tony Pérez, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Darryl Strawberry, Bernie Williams, Carl Yastrzemski.

Director and screenwriter Ron Shelton's 1988 film Bull Durham, starring Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, depicted a fictionalized account of the Durham Bulls, at that time a Carolina League team. Before he began making films, Shelton had a five-year minor league career in the Baltimore Orioles' organization, which included a stint in the Carolina League. On August 22, 2016, it was announced that the Carolina League would add two expansion teams for the 2017 season to fill two vacant spots at the High-A level occupied by the California League's Bakersfield Blaze and High Desert Mavericks franchises, which ceased operations at the end of the 2016 season; the Down East Wood Ducks play in North Carolina, as an affiliate of the Texas Rangers. The Buies Creek Astros played in Buies Creek, North Carolina, in 2017 and 2018, moved in 2019 to their new permanent home in nearby Fayetteville, rebranding as the Fayetteville Woodpeckers; the most recent change to the team's roster came in the 2019–20 offseason, with the Potomac Nationals relocating within Northern Virginia to Fredericksburg and rebranding themselves as the Fredericksburg Nationals.

All teams that have competed in the Carolina League from its founding in 1945. Teams in bold are active. Current team Former team Carolina League Official site

Fernando Argenta

Fernando Martín de Argenta Pallarés was a Spanish writer, journalist and presenter of radio and television. Born in Madrid, the son of conductor and pianist Ataúlfo Argenta, Argenta completed advanced studies in music at the Madrid Royal Conservatory, he combined activity with the Bachelor of Law from the Complutense University of Madrid. In his youth, he was a member of the rock band Micky and The Tonys, which he left in 1965 to fulfill the military service. In 1976, Argenta began working at Radio Nacional de España, the station that ran the program Popular Classics. In 2003, 2004 and 2006, he was the commentator of RTVE in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest held in Copenhagen and Bucharest, respectively. Fernando Argenta died of pancreatic cancer on 3 December 2013, aged 68, in Boadilla del Monte, Community of Madrid. Fernando Argenta on IMDb

Armee-Abteilung B

Armee-Abteilung Gaede / Armee-Abteilung B was an army level command of the German Army in World War I. It formed the extreme left wing. After the 7th Army had repulsed the French invasion at the Battle of Mülhausen, it marched north to participate in the Race to the Sea, it left behind in Upper Alsace three Landwehr Brigades under the command of the Deputy Commander of XIV Corps, General der Infanterie Hans Gaede. This detachment was designated as Armee-Gruppe Gaede on 19 September 1914, it was established as Armee-Abteilung Gaede on 30 January 1915 and renamed on 4 September 1916 as Armee-Abteilung B. It was still in existence when the war ended, serving on the Western Front as part of Heeresgruppe Herzog Albrecht von Württemberg; the following Orders of Battle illustrate the growth of the Armee-Abteilung during the war. By the end of the war, the majority of the units assigned were lower quality Landwehr and Cavalry Schützen Divisions indicative of the quiet sector that the Armee-Abteilung was operating in.

Armee-Abteilung B had the following commanders during its existence: Armee-Abteilung or Army Detachment in the sense of "something detached from an Army". It is not under the command of an Army so is in itself a small Army. Armee-Gruppe or Army Group in the sense of a group within an Army and under its command formed as a temporary measure for a specific task. Heeresgruppe or Army Group in the sense of a number of armies under a single commander. German Army order of battle, Western Front XIV Corps Cron, Hermann. Imperial German Army 1914–18: Organisation, Orders-of-Battle. Helion & Co. ISBN 1-874622-70-1. Ellis, John; the World War I Databook. Aurum Press Ltd. ISBN 1-85410-766-6


Biancaneve is an Italian erotic comic book, created in 1972 by Renzo Barbieri and Rubino Ventura and illustrated by Leone Frollo. The series, published by Edifumetto, was based on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, however soon lost most of its connections with the original story; the series monsters. Biancaneve remains a virgin under attack during the first four issues of the series, after losing her virginity in volume 5, she becomes addicted to sex; the comic has lasted for 94 issues, distributed in four series: #1-2, #1-12, #1-12, #1-68. It has been published in other countries, like France, where it was published as Contes malicieux, by Elvifrance, Brazil, where it was published as Branquela, by Idéia Editoral, Denmark, where it was published as Snehvide og de 7 frække dværge, by Forlaget Holme; the comics inspired two films, La principessa sul pisello, directed by Piero Regnoli and starring Susanna Martinková, Biancaneve & Co, directed by Mario Bianchi and featuring starlet Michela Miti with Oreste Lionello, Gianfranco d'Angelo and Aldo Sambrell.

The latter was released in English as Snow White and 7 Wise Men. Luigi Bernardi. I quaderni del fumetto italiano. Le Monografie: Biancaneve. Paolo Ferriani Editore, 1986

Hôtel de Ville (Paris Métro)

Hôtel de Ville is a rapid transit station on Lines 1 and 11 of the Paris Métro. The station lies within the fourth arrondissement of the central city, close to the Hôtel de Ville de Paris. Hôtel de Ville station is located in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, northeast of the centre of the Île de la Cité. Hôtel de Ville is one of the eight original stations opened as part of the first stage of the line between Porte de Vincennes and Porte Maillot on 19 July 1900; the line 11 platforms opened as part of the original section of the line from Châtelet to Porte des Lilas on 28 April 1935. In line with works to automate Line 1, Hôtel de Ville station has undergone a series of upgrades. Over the weekend of 21–22 March 2009, the Line 1 platforms were closed received platform edge doors to improve passenger safety and aid in driverless operation. During the construction period, the Line 11 station remained open, allowing for westward travel to Châtelet, where a transfer to Line 1 was possible; as with most Paris Métro stations, Hôtel de Ville utilises a side platform configuration with two tracks for both its Line 1 and Line 11 stations.

Since the Métro runs opposite national railways, trains run on the right instead of the left. The two parts of Hôtel de Ville station complex lie perpendicularly to each other, Line 1 underneath Rue de Rivoli and Line 11 below Rue de Renard. List of stations of the Paris Métro

List of rampage killers (home intruders in the United States)

This section of the list of rampage killers contains those cases that occurred in United States. This section of the list of rampage killers contains those cases that either occurred within a single household, or where most of the victims were members of a single family not related to the perpetrator. Cases where the primary motive for the murders was to facilitate or cover up another felony, like robbery, are not included. A rampage killer has been defined as follows: A rampage involves the killing of multiple persons least in public space by a single physically present perpetrator using deadly weapons in a single event without any cooling-off period; this list should contain every case with at least one of the following features: Rampage killings with 6 or more dead In all cases the perpetrator is not counted among those killed or injured. All abbreviations used in the table are explained below. W – A basic description of the weapons used in the murders F – Firearms and other ranged weapons rifles and handguns, but bows and crossbows, grenade launchers, flamethrowers, or slingshots M – Melee weapons, like knives, spears, axes, rods, stones, or bare hands O – Any other weapons, such as bombs, hand grenades, Molotov cocktails and poisonous gas, as well as vehicle and arson attacks A – indicates that an arson attack was the only other weapon used V – indicates that a vehicle was the only other weapon used E – indicates that explosives of any sort were the only other weapon used P – indicates that an anaesthetising or deadly substance of any kind was the only other weapon used