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Chan Ho Park

Chan Ho Park is a South Korean former professional baseball pitcher. He played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball, the Orix Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball, the Hanwha Eagles of the KBO League. Park was the first South Korea-born player in MLB history, he has the most career wins of any Asia-born pitcher in history, having passed Hideo Nomo for that distinction in 2010. During his playing days, Park stood 6 feet 2 inches tall. Chan Ho Park was born in Gongju, South Korea, on June 30, 1973; as a high school player in South Korea, he won team Most Valuable Player honors three consecutive seasons at Gongju High School in Gongju, South Korea. He was named the MVP at four national prep tournaments. Park was a member of 1993 South Korea national baseball team, he posted a 2.76 ERA in helping South Korea earn the silver medal at the Asian Baseball Championship in 1993.

He competed in 1993 Summer Universiade, led his team to the silver medal. Park was a sophomore at Hanyang University, Seoul in 1994 when he was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent. In 2015, he and Yang Hak-seon lit the cauldron for the 2015 Summer Universiade held in Gwangju, South Korea. Park made his professional debut for the Dodgers on April 8, 1994 against the Atlanta Braves as a reliever, working one inning. Park played in one additional game for the Dodgers that season and spent the bulk of the season with the Class AA San Antonio Missions, finishing with a 5–7 record and a 3.55 ERA for the Missions in 20 starts with 100 strikeouts. With the Albuquerque Dukes in 1995 he was fourth in the Pacific Coast League in strikeouts with 101, averaged 8.26 strikeouts per 9 innings, the top mark among all Class AAA pitchers. He was selected by Baseball America as the 2nd best Dodgers prospect after the season with the best fastball in the PCL, he recorded his first Major League start on October 1 against the San Diego Padres after receiving a September call-up.

In 1996, his first full season with the Dodgers, he went 5–5 with a 3.64 ERA in 48 games. He recorded his first win on April 6 against the Chicago Cubs. Park had a breakout season in 1997, he tied for the team lead in victories, while posting a 14–8 record and a 3.38 ERA in 32 appearances, 29 of them starts. In 1998, he struck out 191 batters in 220.2 innings. After the season, he led the South Korean national team to the gold medal in the Asian Games, beating Japan in the final match. In 1999, he struggled in the rotation with 13–11 with a 5.23 ERA. On April 23, 1999 he became the only pitcher in the history of baseball to allow two grand slams in the same inning and to the same player, Fernando Tatís of the St. Louis Cardinals. There are two more pitchers in the history of baseball who allowed two grand slams in the same game – Jack Morris, more Brandon Backe – but to different hitters in different innings, he walked 100 batters in only 194 innings. On June 5, 1999, Park was involved in an on-field brawl at Dodger Stadium with Anaheim Angels pitcher Tim Belcher.

Park attacked Belcher after being tagged out after a bunt play. Park's said that Belcher had tagged him too hard on the just-concluded play and asked him about the incident. According to Park, Belcher replied with racist comments causing Park to kick him. In 2000, he ranked second in strikeouts with 217, second in opposing batting average, lowest in allowed hits per nine innings. Despite second in allowing bases on balls in the National League, he finished the season 18 -- 10 with the best totals of his entire career. He tossed his first career complete game shutout on September 29, against the San Diego Padres. Park was named the Dodgers opening day starter for the 2001 season and tossed the Dodgers first season opening shutout since 1981, he was 15–11 with a 3.50 ERA during the season and was selected to appear in the 2001 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, where he pitched one inning, allowed a home run to Cal Ripken, Jr. and was charged with the loss. Park gave up Barry Bonds' record-breaking 71st and 72nd homers on October 5 against the San Francisco Giants.

Park was granted free agency after the season and was signed by the Texas Rangers in December of that year to a five-year, $65 million contract, one of the largest contracts for a pitcher at that time. However, during his time with the Rangers, he was hampered by injuries and a home stadium that favors hitters. In his first season with the Rangers, Park went 9–8 in 25 starts, with a 5.75 ERA. The following season, he only started seven times due to injuries, going 1–3 with a 7.58 ERA. On July 29, 2005, he was traded by the Rangers to the San Diego Padres in exchange for Phil Nevin. Padres fans had hoped that Park could repeat his previous success by playing in pitcher-friendly Petco Park. In the 2005 season, his combined record was 12-8, despite a 5.74 ERA. In the 2006 season, Park was reunited with his former Texas Rangers teammate and friend Chris Young, traded to the Padres in exchange for Akinori Otsuka. Park started the season as a reliever but soon he became a starter. On July 31, he was placed on the disabled list.

Several of his teammates, including Jake Peavy, Woody Williams, Chris Young, Alan Embree, offered to donate their blood, but Park graciously refused their offer, as they were vital members of the team. Park accepted blood transfusions

Typhoon Cobra

Typhoon Cobra known as the Typhoon of 1944 or Halsey's Typhoon, was the United States Navy designation for a powerful tropical cyclone that struck the United States Pacific Fleet in December 1944, during World War II. Task Force 38 had been operating about 300 mi east of Luzon in the Philippine Sea, conducting air raids against Japanese airfields in the Philippines; the fleet was attempting to refuel its ships, in particular the lighter destroyers, which had small fuel tanks. As the weather worsened, it became difficult to refuel, the attempts had to be discontinued. Despite warning signs of worsening conditions, the ships remained on station. Worse, the information given to Halsey about the location and direction of the typhoon was inaccurate. On December 17, Halsey unwittingly sailed the Third Fleet into the centre of the typhoon; because of 100 mph winds, high seas, torrential rain, three destroyers capsized and sank with 790 lives lost. Nine other warships were damaged, over 100 aircraft were wrecked or washed overboard.

The aircraft carrier Monterey was forced to battle a serious fire, caused by a plane hitting a bulkhead. Planes went adrift and burst into flames. Monterey lost steerageway a few minutes later; the fire, was brought under control at 0945, the C. O. Captain Stuart H. Ingersoll, wisely decided to let his ship lie dead in the water until temporary repairs could be effected, she lost 18 aircraft burned in the hangar deck or blown overboard and 16 damaged, together with three 20-mm guns, suffered extensive rupturing of her ventilation system. Cowpens lost 7 planes overboard and caught fire from one that broke loose at 1051, but the fire was brought under control promptly, she suffered damage from salt water that entered through punctures in the ventilating ducts. Captain Acuff's replenishment escort carriers did pretty well. Flames were overcome, her port catwalks scooped up green water, but she lost only three planes which were jettisoned from the flight deck. Three other escort carriers lost in all 86 aircraft but came through without much material damage."

USS Tabberer – a small John C. Butler-class destroyer escort -- lost her radio antennas. Though damaged and unable to radio for help, the ship remained on the scene and recovered 55 of the 93 total sailors who were rescued from capsized ships. Captain Henry Lee Plage earned the Legion of Merit, while the entire crew earned the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, presented to them by Halsey. In the words of Admiral Chester Nimitz, the typhoon's impact "...represented a more crippling blow to the Third Fleet than it might be expected to suffer in anything less than a major action." The events surrounding Typhoon Cobra were similar to those the Japanese navy itself faced some nine years earlier in what they termed the "Fourth Fleet Incident". This typhoon led to the establishment of weather infrastructure of the U. S. Navy, which became the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. On December 17, the typhoon was first observed, surprising a fleet of ships in the open western Pacific Ocean. Barometric pressures as low as 26.8 inHg and wind speeds up to 120 kn in gusts were reported by some ships.

The storm was last seen on December 18. TF 38 consisted of seven fleet carriers, six light carriers, eight battleships, 15 cruisers, about 50 destroyers; the carriers had been conducting raids against Japanese airfields in the Philippines and ships were being refueled many destroyers, which were running low on fuel. When the storm hit, the procedure had to be aborted. Damage to the fleet was severe; some ships rolled more than 70 degrees. Three destroyers, Spence and Maddox, had nearly empty fuel stores and therefore lacked the stabilizing effect of the extra weight and thus were unstable. Additionally, several other destroyers, including Hull and Monaghan, were of the older Farragut-class and had been refitted with over 500 long tons of extra equipment and armament which made them top-heavy. Spence and Monaghan either capsized or were sunk after water flooded down their smokestacks and disabled their engines. Without power, they were at the mercy of the wind and seas. Hickox and Maddox pumped seawater into their empty fuel tanks, adding enough stability to ride out the storm with minor damage.

Many other ships of TF 38 suffered various degrees of damage to radar and radio equipment which crippled communications within the fleet. Several carriers suffered fires on their hangars and 146 aircraft were wrecked or blown overboard. Nine ships – including one light cruiser, three light carriers, two escort carriers – suffered enough damage to be sent for repairs; the carrier Monterey was nearly taken down in flames by its own airplanes as they crashed into bulkheads and exploded during violent rolls. One of those fighting the fires aboard Monterey was Lt. Gerald Ford President of the United States. Ford recalled nearly going overboard when 20° and greater rolling caused aircraft below decks to careen into each other, igniting a fire. Ford, serving as General Quarters Officer of the Deck, was ordered to go below to assess the raging fire, he did so safely, reported his findings back to

Someone Else (song)

"Someone Else" is a song by American recording artist Miley Cyrus for her fourth studio album Bangerz. Cyrus collaborated with Mike Will Made It, MoZella, P-Nasty, Don Skipper III and Rock City during the songwriting process, while production was handled by Mike Will Made It and P-Nasty. "Someone Else" is influenced by electronic dance music, additionally incorporates elements of synthpop. Contemporary music critics were divided in their opinions of "Someone Else", feeling that its generic production overshadowed its lyrical meaning and Cyrus' vocal performance. Despite not having been released as a single, it peaked at number 93 on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100. Cyrus has performed the track during her ongoing Bangerz Tour, where she was notably suspended mid-air on a large hot dog. During an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in October 2013, host Ellen DeGeneres asked Cyrus if Bangerz was inspired by her relationship with Liam Hemsworth, to which she replied "the whole album is a story of that and I think it says that starting with'Adore You' and ending with'Someone Else'.....

I think I knew more intuitively where my life was going than I thought I did at the time." Elysa Gardner of USA Today thought of "Someone Else" as a more "reflective" lyrical offering from its parent record, while Lipshutz interpreted the track to detail the departure of Cyrus' "past baggage" and the introduction of "her new self". Dan DeLuca from The Philadelphia Inquirer assumed that the song was designed to address her transition from her innocent Hannah Montana image and then-recent breakup with fiance Liam Hemsworth. Los Angeles Times' Mikael Wood opined that it spoke of the "psychic damage" that comes with prosperity in the entertainment industry. Based on the line "if you're looking for love know that love don't live here anymore" from the refrain, David Drake and David Bry from Complex opined that Cyrus' track was "thematically" similar to "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" by Rose Royce. "Someone Else" was written by Cyrus, Mike Will Made It, MoZella, P-Nasty, Don Skipper III and Rock City.

Stephen Hybicki recorded the song, mixed by Jaycen Joshua assistance from Ryan Kaul. Heather Phares from AllMusic noticed the frequent incorporation of "early-2010s trends" throughout Bangerz, highlighted the electronic dance music heard on "Someone Else" as an illustration of said production values. Nick Catucci of Entertainment Weekly identified the song as an EDM track, while Billboard columnist Jason Lipshutz recognized further experimentation with synthpop musical styles; the track is one of five songs. "Someone Else" received mixed reviews from contemporary music critics. On behalf of AllMusic, Heather Phares opined that Cyrus "sounds more mature than before" and paired her vocals with current musical trends. Katie Hasty from HitFix expressed a similar opinion, suggested that Cyrus' vocal delivery was "big and convincing"; when discussing Cyrus' introduced rapping, Nick Catucci from Entertainment Weekly felt that the track saw Cyrus " up her chops and into relief" in an unoriginal fashion "just how meek typical DJ bros like their hook girls."

The Los Angeles Times' Mikael Wood suggested that "Someone Else" was not as effective or "as arresting a statement" as Cyrus' cover version of "Look What They've Done To My Song" by Melanie Safka. Sharing a similar sentiment, Evan Sawdey from PopMatters was disappointed by its "vanilla Euro club" sound, which he felt proved that Mike Will Made It offered more "misses" than "hits" for the record. On behalf of Digital Spy, Catriona Wightman suggested that Cyrus was "writing lyrics based on real-life experience" in a fashion similar to Taylor Swift. Wightman felt that the line "I thought you'd catch me if I fall and fill me up when I'm empty" signified a lack of support from Hemsworth. Writing for Thought Catalog, Cody Delistraty summarized the track as a presentation of "implicit versus explicit redundancy". Cyrus has performed "Someone Else" during her headlining Bangerz Tour; the track followed her performances of "23" by Mike Will Made It, in which she is featured artist, her track "On My Own".

Dressed in an oversized fluffy yellow coat, Cyrus sang the track while sitting mid-air on a hot dog. Writing for Idolator, Mike Williott felt that the extravagant theatrics made a "very memorable" segment out of a "usually forgettable" song. Nick Catucci from Entertainment Weekly praised the segment as the highlight of the concert, further commented that Cyrus' delivery made the track a "token EDM" performance. Credits adapted from the liner notes of Bangerz. RecordingRecorded at NightBird Recording Studios.

Housing Development Fund Corporation

Housing Development Fund Corporation or HDFC is a special type of limited equity housing cooperative in New York City, incorporated under Article XI of the New York State Private Housing Finance Law and the Business Corporation Law. Under this law, the city of New York is able to sell buildings directly to tenant or community groups to provide low-income housing. Many HDFCs were created through a process of co-op conversion of a foreclosed, city-owned property; as of 2008, over 1,000 HDFC cooperatives have been developed in the city. In many cases HDFC cooperatives have certificates of incorporation that require tenant occupancy which article XI states must be operated for the benefit of resident shareholders. HDFC units were created to provide affordable housing to people living with low to middle income. HDFC units are below market value with mortgages less than the current rent on similar units and have low maintenance fees. To qualify for HDFC units one must possess some liquidity because HDFC cooperatives are cash trapped and tend to look for buyers with large amount of cash for down payments or cash only sale.

This can disqualify many people with low income that cannot afford to make the down payment required by the HDFC co-ops. Having just an income is not enough to qualify HDFC units, one must have an asset which undermines the main purpose of HDFC since the poor lack the cash or asset. Housing Conservation Coordinators Urban Homesteading Assistance Board New York Council for Housing Development Fund Companies

Holes in My Shoes

Holes In My Shoes is an award-winning documentary feature film. It chronicles the life of Jack Beers, covering 94 years of his life from 1910 to 2004. Jack Beers was known as "New York City's Strongest Boy". Beers became "jack of all trades" - a strongman, a self-taught structural engineer, built Radio City Music Hall, indirectly shortened WW2 through an invention of his, put the spire on the Empire State Building, trained show boxers, acted in over 200 films, he grew up in extreme poverty in the Lower East Side of New York City, born in his parents cold water apartment on East 6th Street. His parents were Jewish immigrants from Austria, he played in Tompkins Square Park. Beers and his siblings took many jobs as kids to support the starving family, they had potato soup every day. They gathered fallen coal from the coal truck to keep the house warm, he had 3 brothers - Manny, Julius and Hy, one sister, Lilian. Beers trained from a young boy in Tompkins Square Park. While working for a weight training company, he met one of Jack Dempsey.

He studied under Warren Lincoln Travis. At 17 he was performing shows in clubs and theaters, most famously at The Lambs Club near Times Square, performing to film stars of the time, he was on the cover of New York City newspapers and was labelled as "New York City's Strongest Boy". After a fight in a pool hall over an antisemitic remark where his hand was broken, Beers decided to go into the ironwork trade at Fasslers Ironworks in the Lower East Side, near his house, his boss was the Buildings Commissioner of New York City at Sam Fassler. Beers worked on many NYC's most famous buildings, notably the erection of Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall, where he erected the famous marquee and stairs inside. Beers taught himself to walk, he went on to become a self-taught structural engineer, became so accomplished that he was asked to be one of the general foreman on the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He worked for Webster. In 1950 Beers was responsible for erecting the famous radio tower spire on top of The Empire State Building, for General Sarnoff and RCA.

In the 1950s, because he couldn't have children with his wife, he put all his energy into training boxers and showed them at the Westminster Dog Shows throughout the 50s. In the 1960s Beers continued in structural engineering work, participating in the erection of Lincoln Center. Over his career he worked on NYU, City Hall, The Museum of Modern Art, every Con Edison building, Macy's, George Washington Bridge, The World's Fair, many more. In the 1960s Beers decided to audition for a role in George Segal's film Loving, he got the role, acted on the film for 12 days, proceeded to have minor roles in over 200 films. His biggest role was in a NYU film school short called "Rosey & Jonesy", directed by David Wachs, broadcast on PBS's American Playhouse; as Beers entered his 80s and 90s, he became a less active, but continued to drive and cook for himself, ride a stationary bike up to 3 miles per day, do his own taxes and iron his clothes, mow his 5 acres of lawn with a tractor, cut down trees. The film "Holes In My Shoes" was made when he was 94.

He made a music video of "When You're Smiling" when he was 97. Jack Beers died just before his 99th birthday of natural causes. Mayor Bloomberg has recognised him and he has had a day named after him in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. "Holes In My Shoes", which aired on PBS WNET 13. 100,000 viewers tuned in December 2009. Starring Jack Beers, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, Katherine Oliver, Arthur Hiller, with film clips of Woody Allen and Meryl Streep. Shot in New York City, Greenwich and Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Directed by David Wachs, winner of 20 international film and TV awards. Winner of 4 Best Documentary Feature Film awards. Aired on PBS WNET 13 prime time from 2010 to 2009. Distributed on DVD and Online in USA/Canada by KinoLorber. Distributed for TV worldwide by Sky Vision from the UK. PBS WNET - aired prime time numerous times - 2009–2011 In-flight entertainment - British Airways, United Airlines, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific - 2012 Winner of Best Feature Documentary - Connecticut Film Festival Winner of Best Feature Documentary - Coney Island Film Festival Winner of Best Feature Documentary - Secret City Film Festival, Oak Ridge, Tennessee Cinequest Film Festival Avignon/New York Film Festival Declaration of Independence Film Festival Greenwich Time Article on Jack Beers and film New York Times review and film trailer DigiNews film review Official website Official trailer Holes in My Shoes on IMDb Company website - LRG Media - Company website - A Film For Life -

Frenulum breve

Frenulum breve, or short frenulum, is a condition in which the frenulum of the penis, an elastic band of tissue under the glans penis that connects to the foreskin and helps contract it over the glans, is too short and thus restricts the movement of the foreskin. The frenulum should be sufficiently long and supple to allow for the full retraction of the foreskin so that it lies smoothly back on the shaft of the erect penis; the penile frenulum is comparable to the tongue's frenulum between the tongue's lower surface and the lower jaw, or the frenulum between the upper lip and the outside of the upper gum. Frenulum breve may be complicated by tearing of the frenulum during sexual or other activity and is a cause of dyspareunia, it may lead to erroneous labelling of the sufferer as having psychosexual problems. The torn frenulum may result in healing with scar tissue, less flexible after the incident causing further difficulties. However, this tearing can solve the problem, healing such that the frenulum is longer and therefore no longer problematic.

The diagnosis of frenulum breve is always confused with that of phimosis and a tight foreskin, since the symptom is difficulty retracting the foreskin. Most men with phimosis have frenulum breve to a certain extent; the condition may be treated with surgery. There are several different techniques. Threading a suture through the lower membrane, tying a tight knot around the frenulum itself is a procedure that minimises invasive action. After a few days the frenulum will weaken and break apart to allow the prepuce to retract. Other procedures involve the cutting of the skin and require the use of sutures to help in the healing process. Stretching exercises and steroid creams may be helpful. Alternatively, it may be treated by a reparative plastic surgery operation called a frenuloplasty, or by complete circumcision including resection of the frenulum; the word "frenulum" is a diminutive of the Latin word "frenum," which means "bridle." "Breve" is Latin neutral for "short." Guardian article on frenulum breve The Manitoban article on phimosis and frenulum breve