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Cy Young Award

The Cy Young Award is given annually to the best pitchers in Major League Baseball, one each for the American League and National League. The award was first introduced in 1956 by Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick in honor of Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young, who died in 1955; the award was given to the single best pitcher in the major leagues, but in 1967, after the retirement of Frick, the award was given to one pitcher in each league. Each league's award is voted on by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, with one representative from each team; as of the 2010 season, each voter places a vote for first, third and fifth place among the pitchers of each league. The formula used to calculate the final scores is a weighted sum of the votes; the pitcher with the highest score in each league wins the award. If two pitchers receive the same number of votes, the award is shared; the current formula started in the 2010 season. Before that, dating back to 1970, writers voted for three pitchers, with the formula of 5 points for a first place vote, 3 for a second place vote and 1 for a third place vote.

Prior to 1970, writers used a formula of one point per vote. The Cy Young Award was first introduced in 1956 by Commissioner of Baseball Ford C. Frick in honor of Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young, who died in 1955; the award would be given to pitchers only. Given to the single best pitcher in the major leagues, the award changed its format over time. From 1956 to 1966, the award was given to one pitcher in Major League Baseball. After Frick retired in 1967, William Eckert became the new Commissioner of Baseball. Due to fan requests, Eckert announced that the Cy Young Award would be given out both in the American League and the National League. From 1956 to 1958, a pitcher was not allowed to win the award on more than one occasion. After a tie in the 1969 voting for the Cy Young Award, the process was changed, in which each writer was to vote for three different pitchers: the first-place vote received five points, the second-place vote received three points, the third-place vote received one point.

The first recipient of the Cy Young Award was Don Newcombe of the Dodgers. In 1957, Warren Spahn became the first left-handed pitcher to win the award. In 1963, Sandy Koufax became the first pitcher to win the award in a unanimous vote. In 1978, Gaylord Perry became the oldest pitcher to receive the award, a record that stood until broken in 2004 by Roger Clemens; the youngest recipient was Dwight Gooden. In 2012, R. A. Dickey became the first knuckleball pitcher to win the award. In 1974, Mike Marshall won the award. In 1992, Dennis Eckersley was the first modern closer to win the award, since only one other relief pitcher has won the award, Éric Gagné in 2003. A total of nine relief pitchers have won the Cy Young Award across both leagues. Steve Carlton in 1982 became the first pitcher to win more than three Cy Young Awards, while Greg Maddux in 1994 became the first to win at least three in a row, a feat repeated by Randy Johnson. Twenty one pitchers have won the award multiple times. Roger Clemens holds the record for the most awards won, with seven - his first and last wins separated by eighteen years.

Greg Maddux and Randy Johnson share. Clemens, Pedro Martínez, Gaylord Perry, Roy Halladay and Max Scherzer are the only pitchers to have won the award in both the American League and National League. Roger Clemens was the youngest pitcher to win a second Cy Young Award, while Tim Lincecum is the youngest pitcher to do so in the National League and Clayton Kershaw is the youngest left-hander to do so. Clayton Kershaw is the youngest pitcher. Only four teams have never had a pitcher win the Cy Young Award; the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers have won more than any other team with 12. There have been 17 players. Five of these unanimous wins were accompanied with a win of the Most Valuable Player award. In the National League, 11 players have unanimously won the Cy Young Award, for a total of 14 wins. Sandy Koufax Greg Maddux Bob Gibson Steve Carlton Rick Sutcliffe Dwight Gooden Orel Hershiser Randy Johnson Jake Peavy Roy Halladay Clayton Kershaw In the American League, 6 players have unanimously won the Cy Young Award, for a total of 9 wins.

Denny McLain Ron Guidry Roger Clemens Pedro Martínez Johan Santana Justin Verlander A The formula is: Score = 7F + 4S + 3T + 2FO + 1 FI, where F is the number of first place votes, S is second place votes, T is third place votes, FO is fourth place votes and FI is fifth place votes. A b c See: Decision a b c In baseball, a save is credited to a pitcher who finishes a game for the winning team under certain prescribed circumstances, it became an official statistic in Major League Baseball in 1969. General Specific

Ideal (TV series)

Ideal is a British dark comedy television series broadcast on TV channel BBC Three, created by Graham Duff and produced by BBC Comedy North and Baby Cow Productions. It stars Johnny Vegas as small-time cannabis dealer Moz, it is set in Salford, Greater Manchester, chosen because Duff was familiar with the area, having done many stand-up gigs there during his youth. Most of the series takes place in Moz's flat and revolves around the eclectic array of characters who visit Moz to buy cannabis, socialise or both; the closing theme is "Song of the Oss" from the album Nuada: Music Inspired By the Film the Wicker Man composed by British band Candidate. The series features a number of tracks by Californian hip hop group Ugly Duckling, it was broadcast on BBC Three in the UK, on entertainment channel 3e in Ireland and on ABC2 in Australia. First broadcast in 2005, seven series have been shown. After the seventh series aired, Ideal was cancelled by the BBC. Following the announcement and creator Graham Duff wrote to fans: "As some of you may have heard, the BBC have decided against commissioning an 8th series of Ideal.

The reason given was. It is a source of both pride and frustration that, at the point of cancellation, Ideal was attracting its biggest audiences, its highest profile guest stars and its best reviews, and the show is now being screened in more countries than before - from America to Finland and beyond." Moz: a small-time cannabis dealer, dealing for a number of years from his flat in Salford which he used to share with his girlfriend Nicki but now shares with his new girlfriend Jenny. He deals only in the many varieties of marijuana and sees himself as'providing a crucial service to the community". Moz sets foot outside the front door of his apartment and seems to have no concept of keeping the flat tidy. Ideally he'd like a peaceful and easy-going life but always seems to end up getting entangled in the problems and crimes going on around him. Moz is sometimes shown to be brash and insensitive, he shows a sardonic manner and is sometimes dismissive of others but hospitable. As the series progresses, his life becomes complicated.

At the end of the first series and throughout the second he suffers from guilt over his role in Craig's murder. At the climax of series two he breaks his leg. At the beginning of the third series his leg is in plaster and during the series Moz is plagued by born again Christian builders renovating his flat after a fire. In the finale of the third series Moz is attacked by Alan. In series four Moz engages in an affair with long-term customer Jenny and finds himself caught in the middle of a gang war. In the first episode of series five Moz says that he has gone straight and given up dealing but not using drugs, he is arrested for supplying heroin and attempts to skip bail and leave for Portugal. In series 6, Moz is still not dealing drugs. Moz gets kidnapped by the Chinese mafia. In series 7, Moz starts falling for Tilly. Nicki: Moz's girlfriend for the first four series, she and Moz have a love/hate relationship, with Nicki nagging Moz about the state of the flat. Nicki can be assertive and opposed to several of Moz's more distinctive shortcomings.

In the first episode it is revealed she is cheating on him. At Moz's birthday party she becomes pregnant; when the baby is born it becomes clear. After a while Nicki moves out. In the second series Nicki moves in with Sangita and they become involved, which Moz chooses to deny completely. In series three Nicki and the baby live with Moz again; the baby causes her to suffer from sleep deprivation, until she is having hallucinations involving Moz's head on the shoulders of a bodybuilder and as her baby. In the fourth series whilst Moz is having an affair with Jenny, Nicki rekindles her affair with PC leaving Moz for him in the series finale, she dumps him, but continues to deal in drugs, causing a rivalry between her and Moz in series 7. Cartoon Head aka Golova Sharzh: a man who never speaks and always wears a mask resembling a cartoon mouse; the mask came from an idea Graham Duff had from a memory of a man who used to wear a long plastic nose piece from using too much cocaine. Cartoon Head doesn't value life at all.

Although he has had several telephone conversations with Psycho Paul and Moz, he never utters a word on screen. Cartoon Head's mask has been superglued to his face by his boss, it is impossible to remove: the details of this encounter are never revealed. At the end of the first series Moz realises that Cartoon Head, one of his most loyal customers, is the man behind the notorious "Hand-Job Murders"; when the hitman turns up at Moz's flat high on LSD at the end of the first series, he mis-interprets what Moz says and shoots Craig dead, providing a story arc for series two. The left ear of the mask is cut off by Steve in the seventh episode of series three but it has been reattached with sticky tape by the following episode. Following a battle that rag


The Tiberinalia is a Roman festival of late antiquity, recorded in the Calendar of Filocalus, on August 17, the same day as the archaic Portunalia. As a festival honoring Father Tiber, it may reflect renewed Imperial patronage of traditional Roman deities, in particular the dedication made to Tiberinus by the emperors Diocletian and Maximianus. August's festivals deal with themes of agricultural bounty ensured by sun and water, centering on the Volcanalia of Volcanus on August 23; the Portunalia, like the Volcanalia, was represented in large letters on extant fasti, indicating that it was regarded as among the most ancient holidays that were on the calendar before 509 BC. Portunus was a guardian of gateways and only by extension a harbor god, his relation to Tiber or Tiberinus as god of the Tiber river is debatable. Theodor Mommsen inferred that the two gods were the same, but other scholars have rejected the identification. Varro says that the Portunalia marks the institution of a shrine to Portunus in portu Tiberino, but the meaning of portus here is unclear.

David Letele

David Letele known as the Brown Buttabean, is a professional boxer from New Zealand. Letele has lost over 90 kg by April 2016, his weight loss inspired him to help others out by supporting and educating everyday people on their health and wellness journey. At first it was only a Facebook group that Letele created which has reached over 5600 and growing everyday. Most people lose a minimum of 5 kg each and many have lost up to 50 kg, over 25,000+ kg's combined. Buttabean motivation helps people lose weight by doing weekly boot camps, dieting programs, support groups, fitness plans, community work and occasional school visits. In June 2015, Letele announced that he had launched a new website to help motivate people on their weight-loss journey. In 2017, Brown Buttabean Motivation has reach 8000 members. In November 2017, Letele received a special honor award at the Pacific People's Award at the Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, New Zealand. Letele was honored for his contribution to the community in his battle against obesity in the Pacific community in New Zealand.

After accepting the award he got the entire arena to do an impromptu boot camp. In February 2019, Letele broke the world record for the number of people performing frog squats at a boot camp event that he hosted at Eden Park; this happened on 24 February 2019 with 1711 participating in the event. Letele played League at an early age, establishing himself quickly. At the age of 16, Letele was training with Maori representative New Zealand team, however Letele wasn't able to see the field due to shattering his knee in training. Letele was signed onto the New Zealand A team, attracting the National Rugby League team the New Zealand Warriors, however due to knee problems he was sidelined again. Letele signed on to play for North Sydney Bears. While being with the bears, the team has won three titles. Letele has played for Cootamundra Bulldogs and AS Carcassonne in France before retiring. Letele was an accomplished corporate boxer fighting multiple times on Duco Event's card before turning pro, he has his nobility as a professional boxer, public figure and has made unique, prolific or innovative contributions to a field of entertainment as he puts on a character when he is in the ring with a mic, in the media or at the weigh in as the Brown Buttabean.

His alias the "Brown Buttabean" is inspired by Eric Esch's Butterbean. Letele has gotten mixed reactions from the media and the general public, calling him Ducos Circus act. Duco Event's created their own title, the exact replica from the Rocky. With this title Letele puts out an open challenge to the locals to fight him at 4x2 minute rounds at a weight limit of 100 kg; the added stipulation is that if Leteles opponent knocks him out, they will receive ten thousand dollars. In July 2015, WBA Oceania ranked Letele in their regional ratings. In 2016, Letele moved to a new trainer, trained by John Conway. Letele won the title against John Lomu on 16 October 2014. Letele won by TKO in the second round. Letele lost the first fight but defended his title for the second time against Waikato Rugby Union Prop Loni Uhila on 6 December 2014. Letele won by SD event; the NZPBA recognize Leteles fights from here onwards as professional fights and not corporate fights though the rules stayed at corporate rules.

In March 2015, fought on the Cairo George vs Nort Beauchamp undercard against Tamati Keefe. The bout was for the inaugural King of the Coromandel Heavyweight boxing title. Letele won the bout by Unanimous decision. On 4 March 2015, the day before his fight against Finau Maka at the weigh in, both fighters got into a fight. Letele grabbed Maka on the throat pushing him back, Maka retaliated by tackling him to the ground, however the fight was broken off quickly. Letele defended the title for the third time against former Tonga national rugby union team star Finau Maka on 5 March 2015. Letele won by TKO in the first round. Letele defended his title for the fifth time by fighting two people on the same night; this was the only time NZPBA did not recognize Letele's fights as pro bouts since fighting Loni Uhila. The NZPBA did not recognizes the two bouts as pro due to both bouts didn't make minimum scheduled time limit of either 4x2 minute rounds or 3x3 minute rounds. Both of the bouts were scheduled for 3x2 minute rounds.

Letele fought the winner of the Christchurch Corporate Boxing Tournament Jae Jae Smith and local Lordly Kaihua. Letele won both bouts in the third round by TKO. Letele defended his title for the sixth and final time on 1 August 2015 against former Southland Rugby Football Union player Kaleni Taetuli. Letele lost the bout in 22 second in the first round by TKO. On 14 October 2015 the day before his second fight against Kaleni Taetuli at the weigh in, Letele lashed out and try to attack Taetuli while screaming out "You won the lottery last time". Leteles team grabbed him. Kaleni Taetuli defended the title against Letele on 15 October. If Taetuli won by knockout, he would have received fifteen thousand dollars instead of the usual ten thousand dollar stipulation, it has been reported that lose or draw this will be Taetuli's last fight. Letele won the fight by majority decision. Letele defended his regained title against Loni Uhila in one year after their first bout. Uhila won against Letele by UD. Since their last fight Uhila has signed on to Hurricanes.

In January 2016, Letele fought Silivelio Pekepo aka Batman in Samoa. This was the first time. Pekepo called Letele

Ettrick Conservation Park

Ettrick Conservation Park is a protected area located in the Australian state of South Australia in the locality of Ettrick about 80 kilometres east of the state capital of Adelaide and about 24 kilometres north-east of the city of Murray Bridge. The conservation park consists of crown land described as “Allotment 99 in Deposited Plan 26809” in the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Ettrick, it came into existence on 31 October 2013 by proclamation under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972. It is named after the Hundred of Ettrick. A separate proclamation on 31 October 2013 ensured the continuation of “existing rights of entry, exploration or mining” regarding the land under the Mining Act 1971 and the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000; as of 2016, it covered an area of 4.79 square kilometres. In 2013, it was described by Ian Hunter Minister of Sustainability and Conservation to The Murray Valley Standard as follows:… the park would be an important refuge for species such as malleefowl and regent parrot.

"Most of the park is open mallee, made up of several species of eucalypt, but it is home to one of the few remaining examples of tussock grassland in this part of the Murray-Darling Basin," … "This area is listed as critically endangered, so it's vital we do everything we can to protect it." It is home to birds including the shy heathwren, hooded robin, white-winged chough, jacky winter, restless flycatcher and painted buttonquail. The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category VI protected area. Protected areas of South Australia Ettrick Conservation Park webpage on the Protected Planet website Ettrick Conservation Park webpage on the BirdsSA website


WBNQ is the most powerful FM radio station in McLean County, United States, broadcasting on 101.5 MHz at 50,000 watts of effective radiated power. It has had a contemporary hit radio music format since 1975. WBNQ first signed on the air as WJBC-FM in 1947, it was the practice among the early FM stations to add FM to the "sister" AM call letters and simulcast programming. After the call letter change to WBNQ in the 1960s, the station aired a home-grown easy listening/beautiful music automated format recorded at the old studio site above the Castle Theater in downtown Bloomington. In August 1972 WBNQ became an oldies station using the Draper-Blore Olde Golde syndicated format changed to the Drake-Chenault Solid Gold format in 1974 and evolved Top 40 using Drake-Chenault's XT-40 format in late spring 1975. In the spring 1976 Arbitron, using Drake-Chenault's XT-40 format, WBNQ attained its highest 12+ share of 24.3%, making it one of the highest-rated FM stations in the U. S. at that time. In 1976 Denny Adkins, the operations director of WBNQ, joined Drake-Chenault as a programming consultant working with their client stations on format presentation and community involvement.

Adkins rose through the ranks at D-C, becoming president in 1985. While WBNQ is an acronym for "We're Bloomington Normal Quality", the slogan was never used after the format change in 1972. In the early 1980s, WBNQ became a "live" operation with a contemporary hit radio station, a format that remains today. WBNQ began airing Casey Kasem's American Top 40 during the XT-40 era and continued to do so through the 1980s. WBNQ enjoyed #1 ratings in 2000 and had a run of consecutive number one ratings from 2001 to 2004. Despite increased competition in 2005 from WRPW, operating as a Rhythmic, but has since changed to News/Talk, WBNQ has remained a top rated station with #1 or #2 12+ Arbitron rankings, it is #1 overall in the Bloomington-Normal market. On April 30, 2012, Townsquare Media announced the sale of its Bloomington-Normal radio cluster, which includes WBNQ, to Cumulus Media; the assignment of the station's license to Cumulus was consummated on July 31, 2012. The Susan Show with Susan Saunders and John Davies.

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