Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League Central division; the team plays its home games at Wrigley Field, located on the city's North Side. The Cubs are one of two major league teams in Chicago; the Cubs, first known as the White Stockings, were a founding member of the NL in 1876, becoming the Chicago Cubs in 1903. The Cubs have appeared in a total of eleven World Series; the 1906 Cubs won 116 games, finishing 116–36 and posting a modern-era record winning percentage of.763, before losing the World Series to the Chicago White Sox by four games to two. The Cubs won back-to-back World Series championships in 1907 and 1908, becoming the first major league team to play in three consecutive World Series, the first to win it twice. Most the Cubs won the 2016 National League Championship Series and 2016 World Series, which ended a 71-year National League pennant drought and a 108-year World Series championship drought, both of which are record droughts in Major League Baseball.

The 108-year drought was the longest such occurrence in all major North American sports. Since the start of divisional play in 1969, the Cubs have appeared in the postseason ten times through the 2019 season; the Cubs are known as "the North Siders", a reference to the location of Wrigley Field within the city of Chicago, in contrast to the White Sox, whose home field is located on the South Side. The Cubs began playing in 1870 as the Chicago White Stockings, joining the National League in 1876 as a charter member. Owner William Hulbert signed multiple star players, such as pitcher Albert Spalding and infielders Ross Barnes, Deacon White, Adrian "Cap" Anson, to join the team prior to the N. L.'s first season. The White Stockings played their home games at West Side Grounds and established themselves as one of the new league's top teams. Spalding won forty-seven games and Barnes led the league in hitting at.429 as Chicago won the first National League pennant, which at the time was the game's top prize.

After back-to-back pennants in 1880 and 1881, Hulbert died, Spalding, who had retired to start Spalding sporting goods, assumed ownership of the club. The White Stockings, with Anson acting as player-manager, captured their third consecutive pennant in 1882, Anson established himself as the game's first true superstar. In 1885 and 1886, after winning N. L. pennants, the White Stockings met the champions of the short-lived American Association in that era's version of a World Series. Both seasons resulted in matchups with the St. Louis Brown Stockings, with the clubs tying in 1885 and with St. Louis winning in 1886; this was the genesis of what would become one of the greatest rivalries in sports. In all, the Anson-led Chicago Base Ball Club won six National League pennants between 1876 and 1886; as a result, Chicago's club nickname transitioned, by 1890 they had become known as the Chicago Colts, or sometimes "Anson's Colts", referring to Cap's influence within the club. Anson was the first player in history credited with collecting 3,000 career hits.

After a disappointing record of 59–73 and a ninth-place finish in 1897, Anson was released by the Cubs as both a player and manager. Due to Anson's absence from the club after 22 years, local newspaper reporters started to refer to the Colts as the "Orphans". After the 1900 season, the American Base-Ball League formed as a rival professional league, incidentally the club's old White Stockings nickname would be adopted by a new American League neighbor to the south. In 1902, who by this time had revamped the roster to boast what would soon be one of the best teams of the early century, sold the club to Jim Hart; the franchise was nicknamed the Cubs by the Chicago Daily News in 1902, although not becoming the Chicago Cubs until the 1907 season. During this period, which has become known as baseball's dead-ball era, Cub infielders Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, Frank Chance were made famous as a double-play combination by Franklin P. Adams' poem Baseball's Sad Lexicon; the poem first appeared in the July 1910 edition of the New York Evening Mail.

Mordecai "Three-Finger" Brown, Jack Taylor, Ed Reulbach, Jack Pfiester, Orval Overall were several key pitchers for the Cubs during this time period. With Chance acting as player-manager from 1905 to 1912, the Cubs won four pennants and two World Series titles over a five-year span. Although they fell to the "Hitless Wonders" White Sox in the 1906 World Series, the Cubs recorded a record 116 victories and the best winning percentage in Major League history. With the same roster, Chicago won back-to-back World Series championships in 1907 and 1908, becoming the first Major League club to play three times in the Fall Classic and the first to win it twice. However, the Cubs would not win another World Series until 2016; the next season, veteran catcher Johnny Kling left the team to become a professional pocket billiards player. Some historians think Kling's absence was significant enough to prevent the Cubs from winning a third straight title in 1909, as they finished 6 games out of first place.

When Kling returned the next year, the Cubs won the pennant again, but lost to the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1910 World Series. In 1914, advertising executive Albert Lasker obtained a large block of the club's shares and before the 1916 season assumed majority ownership of the franchise. Lasker brought in a wealthy partner, Charles

Sung Si-kyung

Sung Si-kyung is a South Korean singer and television host. He has released seven studio albums in Korean and two studio albums in Japanese, he has hosted and appeared on numerous South Korean variety television shows including 2 Days & 1 Night, Witch Hunt, Non-Summit. Sung was a student at Korea University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, a Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has appeared in a number of TV shows including Korean dramas and entertainment shows, gaining favorable response from the public. Sung enlisted for his mandatory military service in 2008 and was honorably discharged in 2010. Sung's first comeback concert after the discharge attracted more than 6,000 fans from all over the country. While at Korea University, Sung participated in an online singing competition and was awarded 1st place in the country; the winners of the song festival released a compilation album, from which his song "The Road that Leads to Me" became a major hit. Due to the popularity of the song, the compilation album sold nearly 100,000 copies though it was a promotional album.

This helped Sung to attain stardom in November 2000. Sung's official debut was in 2001 when he released his first album, 처음처럼. Consisting of ballads, his debut album contained three hits and made him the best newcomer singer of the year. Participating as a featured artist on You Hee-yeol’s album contributed to his rising popularity, his second album released in 2002 was a success, selling more than 650,000 copies. He continued averaging about one a year. Sung has released 7 full albums – 5 are traditional ballad/pop albums, a "remake" album and a "special" album called "Try to Remember." He released a "Best of" album in Japan which included his first Japanese title. His sixth and final pre-army was released in 2008. in September 2011, he made his comeback to the music industry with his seventh album. The album's title song "The First Time" is a sweet and delicate ballad, released earlier in the year as a digital single, he decided to produce and release a regular album instead of a mini or a single to express his appreciation for his fans that had waited so long.

The album consists of 12 songs composed by singer-songwriters Yoon Sang, Kim Hyun-chul and Kang Seung-won. Sung's comeback track "난 좋아" released on his 7th album debuted at number 5 on Billboard's Korea K-Pop Hot 100 for the week of September 22. In 2019, Sung announced his first U. S. concert tour, a six-show trek across most major U. S. markets. Like the First Time Melodie D'Amour Double Life.

Pavilion Theatre (Bournemouth)

The Pavilion Theatre and Ballroom, located in the Westover Road in Bournemouth, is a venue for year-round entertainment. Built in the 1920s, it retains its splendour and elegant styling and is Bournemouth's regular home for West End stage shows, ballet and comedy as well as for corporate presentations and dinner dances, product launches and small conferences. Owned by Bournemouth Borough Council and managed by BH Live, the Pavilion operates alongside its sister venue, the Bournemouth International Centre. Advocated as early as 1859, proposals for a Pavilion building incorporating a concert room, reading rooms and cafes were first authorised by the municipal authorities in 1892; the architectural competition was won by a young and unknown firm of architects called Home and Knight. On 19 March 1929, the building was opened by the Duke of Gloucester, it had cost £250,000. The Pavilion's main auditorium was not called a theatre, but a Concert Hall, within a few years it became apparent that it had shortcomings in presenting staged productions.

As a result, in 1933 the stage was enlarged, both in depth and height, it was reopened as a theatre in July 1934. Numerous further alterations have been undertaken since, including the addition of two storeys to either side of the main entrance in the early 1950s, the replacement of the large fountain in the forecourt by a smaller one in 1968. In 1998 the building was listed Grade II and its future has therefore been protected. Bournemouth International Centre Media related to Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth at Wikimedia Commons Bournemouth International Conference Bureau