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Doubleheader (baseball)

A doubleheader is a set of two baseball games played between the same two teams on the same day in front of the same crowd. In addition, the term is used unofficially to refer to a pair of games played by a team in a single day, but in front of different crowds and not in immediate succession. In Major League Baseball, for many decades, doubleheaders were scheduled several times each season. However, today a doubleheader is the result of a prior game between the same two teams being postponed due to inclement weather or other factors. Most the game is rescheduled for a day on which the two teams play each other again, it is within the same series, but in some cases, may be weeks or months after the original date. On rare occasions, the last game between two teams in that particular city is rained out, a doubleheader may be scheduled at the other team's home park to replace the missed game. Major league teams playing two games in a day play a "day-night doubleheader", in which the stadium is emptied of spectators and a separate admission is required for the second game.

However, such games are regarded as separate games on the same date, rather than as a doubleheader. True doubleheaders are less played, are of the "twi-night" variety. Classic doubleheaders known as day doubleheaders, were more common in the past, although they are rare in the major leagues, they still are played at the minor league and college levels. In 1959, at least one league played a quarter of their games as classic doubleheaders; the rate declined to 10% in 1979. Eight years passed between two scheduled doubleheaders. Reasons for the decline include clubs' desire to maximize revenue, longer duration of games, five-day pitching rotation as opposed to four-day rotation, time management of relievers and catchers, lack of consensus among players; the record for the most doubleheaders played by a team in a season is 44 by the Chicago White Sox in 1943. Between September 4 and September 15, 1928, the Boston Braves played nine consecutive doubleheaders – 18 games in 12 days. In a twi-night doubleheader, the first game is played in the late afternoon.

A spectator may attend both games by purchasing a single ticket. Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, this is allowed provided the start time of the first game is no than 5 pm, although they start at 4 pm. For statistical purposes, the attendance is counted only for the second game, with the first game's attendance recorded as zero; this type of doubleheader is more common in Minor League Baseball as the result of rainouts. They are played in Major League cities with open-air ballparks and climates that are too extreme for day games; the "classic" doubleheader is like the twi-night doubleheader except the first game is played in the early afternoon and the second in the late afternoon. This was done out of necessity in the years before many ballparks had lights. However, it is presently less common in the major leagues for rain makeups, since the use of lights in baseball stadiums allows most games to be scheduled for the night. Like the twi-night doubleheader, this type of doubleheader is more prominent in the minor leagues.

The last one scheduled in Major League Baseball was the Seattle Mariners at the Kansas City Royals on August 6, 2017. Prior traditional doubleheaders were the Detroit Tigers at the Cleveland Indians on September 13, 2015, the Pittsburgh Pirates at the New York Yankees on May 18, 2014, San Diego Padres at the Cleveland Indians on April 9, 2014, the New York Yankees at the Cleveland Indians on May 13, 2013, the Los Angeles Angels at the Oakland Athletics on July 17, 2011, the Houston Astros at the New York Yankees on May 14, 2017, the San Diego Padres at the Philadelphia Phillies on August 2, 2003. On June 10, 2017, the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics played a scheduled single-admission day-day doubleheader in St. Petersburg. In a "day-night doubleheader", the first game is played in the early afternoon and the second is played at night. Except in special circumstances by the approval of the MLBPA, such as a makeup game resulting from a rain-out, this is prohibited under the terms of the 2002 Collective Bargaining Agreement.

On August 22, 2012, the Miami Marlins played a day-night doubleheader at the Arizona Diamondbacks due to a scheduling error violating another section of the CBA, which prohibits 23 consecutive games without a day off. The Elias Sports Bureau does not include this as a doubleheader for the sake of record books, nor do the official playing rules recognize such games as official doubleheaders. However, they are favored by MLB clubs because they can realize revenue from gate receipts for two games. Since the 2012 season, the CBA has allowed teams to expand their active roster to 26 players for day-night doubleheaders, as long as those doubleheaders were scheduled with at least 48 hours' notice. Reckoning by US time zones, MLB's 2014 season began with a day-night doubleheader on March 22, 2014, between the LA Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks; these games were played in Australia at Sydney's Cricket Ground on Saturday evening, March 22, Sunday afternoon, March 23, local time. As of July 31, 2014, 23 doubleheaders are on the 2014 sc

Ellis Child

Ellis Lynley Child was a New Zealand cricketer who played first-class cricket for Auckland and Northern Districts. He was a leading player for Northland in the Hawke Cup from 1951 to 1961, he was died at Auckland. He was the father of Neville Child, Murray Child, Roger Child and Graham Child, all of whom played at various levels for Northland. Murray played for Northern Districts. Graham was an accomplished hockey player, representing Auckland and New Zealand; the family has been prominent in sheepdog trials in New Zealand for more than 50 years. Ellis was President of the New Zealand Sheep Dog Trial Association. List of Auckland representative cricketers Profile at Cricinfo Profile at CricketArchive

Bridge in West Earl Township

The Bridge in West Earl Township, as it is designated on the National Register of Historic Places, is known by its historic name, Big Conestoga Creek Bridge No. 12. It carries Farmersville Road across the Conestoga River at Brownstown, West Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in the United States; the bridge is notable for its form, a three-span, arched concrete girder that does not touch the abutments. Designer Frank H. Shaw was a consulting engineer to Lancaster County when the bridge was constructed in 1917, but appointed county engineer that same year. List of bridges documented by the Historic American Engineering Record in Pennsylvania List of bridges on the National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania List of crossings of the Conestoga River National Register of Historic Places listings in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Historic American Engineering Record No. PA-500, "Big Conestoga Creek Bridge No. 12, Spanning Conestoga River at Farmersville Road, Lancaster County, PA", 11 photos, 1 color transparency, 3 measured drawings, 19 data pages, 2 photo caption pages Frank Harold Shaw at Structurae Big Conestoga Creek Bridge No. 12 at Structurae

Nordic Battlegroup

The Nordic Battlegroup is one of eighteen European Union battlegroups. It consists of around 2,500 soldiers including officers, with manpower contributed from the seven participating countries; the military strategic command of the force is done in cooperation with any of the suitable five Operation Headquarters framework nations at the time for deployment. Denmark has opted out of the Common Defence Policy of the EU, hence all battlegroups. Norway has negotiated an opt-in to participate though it is not an EU member state. Sweden and Norway have planned to form a joint battlegroup; the unit was ready for operations between January 2008 and June 2008. The battle group second alert period was between 1 January and 30 June 2011; this had been planned by a core of staff officers since January 2009. On the 31st of August 2009 the "Key Nucleus" of the Force Headquarters arrived in Enköping in order to establish a functional staff. During autumn 2009 the main focus has been internal processes. Spring 2010 was used for planning, case study and exercise Combined Joint Staff Exercise CJSE 10.

Autumn 2010 is an intense exercise period with Illuminated Summer 10, Initial Effort 10 and Joint Action 10. 1 January the Nordic Battlegroup is on standby to be deployed within 10 days. All personnel shall be at their operating bases within 48 hours after the decision to launch an operation is taken; the unit uses a modular organisation with a mechanised infantry battalion at its core, organised around Norrbottens regemente. During 2011 a framework exists for the integration of additional resources; these resources range from artillery, air defence, intelligence to additional logistical support. Additional support in the form of air and special forces assets will be allocated based on the operational tasks the unit is expected to perform; the unit's coat of arms, registered in 2008, is a blue escutcheon displaying a silver lion with red tongue and claws, holding in his right forepaw a sword and in his left an olive branch, both of gold. The motto is Ad omnia paratus; the lion is a national symbol common to the constituent countries of the Nordic Battlegroup except Ireland, the sword and olive branch signify the ambition to impose peace - with or without the use of violence.

The Nordic Battlegroup's coat of arms was designed to incorporate heraldic elements and colours from all member nations, including "a lion that did not look Finnish, Estonian or Swedish."In 2007 the commander ruled that the lion's penis had to be removed. Since civilian women are sexually abused in the war zones of the world, they did not consider the depiction of a penis appropriate on a uniform worn into battle. However, this decision has been questioned by some Swedish heraldists, including heraldic artist Vladimir Sagerlund, who has asserted that coats of arms containing lions without a penis were given to those who had betrayed the Swedish Crown. In an unusual move, the Armed Forces Heraldry Council authorised the Nordic Battlegroup commander's use of a command sign; this consisted of a bunting divided into fields of blue and blue with a Roman numeral V in the gold field, since the unit would be the fifth mobilized combat unit of the European Union. As of December 2014, the Nordic Battlegroup consisted of around 2,500 officers and soldiers: Sweden: 1900 Finland: 60 Ireland: 170 Estonia: 50 Latvia: 150 Lithuania: 50 Norway: 50 Mowag Piranha Ireland Bandvagn 309 Sweden RG 32 Galten Sweden RG Outrider Ireland XA-203 SISU Finland Mercedes-Benz G-Class Finland XA-180 Sweden, Estonia Strf 9040 / CV90 Sweden Patria AMV Finland Scania P124CB 8x8 DROPS Ireland AgustaWestland AW109 Mil Mi-17 Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk JAS 39 Gripen - C-130 Hercules - F/A-18 Hornet - Aeronautics Orbiter UAV - Ak 5 - assault rifle Rk 95 TP - assault rifle Steyr AUG - assault rifle HK416 - assault rifle Accuracy International Arctic Warfare - sniper rifle Sako TRG-42 - Multi-purpose sniper rifle Ksp 58 - general purpose machine gun Ksp 90 - light machine gun PKM - Light machine gun Bofors AT4 - light anti-tank weapon NLAW - Smart anti-tank weapon Glock 17 - Pistol Glock 19 - Pistol MP5 - Sub-machine gun MP7 - Sub-machine gun On October 29, 2010 the findings of an official audit by the Swedish National Audit Office was published which concluded with fundamental weaknesses in the organization's logistics capabilities, internal cooperation and personnel supply.

According to the National Auditor, Jan Landahl, the Nordic Battlegroup suffered from inadequate control over expenditures and reporting from the Government to the Riksdag was unsatisfactory. The audit office's report found that twice as many Swedish soldiers were assigned to the Battlegroup compared to what the 2004 mandate had assigned, the costs to the State was in the multiples of what the Riksdag had been told. Previous Swedish Armed Force chief General Sverker Göransson advocated for a Nordic Battalion Force to be more narrowly focused on local defense. Nordic Battlegroup - svenskledd styrka till EU:s snabbinsatsförmåga (NBG - Swedish led force for EU rapid de

Benders (TV series)

Benders is an American comedy television series created by Tom Sellitti and Jim Serpico. On March 31, 2015, the series was ordered by IFC; the series premiered on IFC on October 1, 2015. On December 30, 2015, the series was canceled by IFC; the series is centered on a group of guy friends whose lives revolve around their obsession for hockey. Though they don't have the best skills, they have the passion to play in the local men's amateur hockey league, and they go through everyday life with problems that could impact their involvement on their team, "The Chubbys". Andrew Schulz as Paul Rosenberg Lindsey Broad as Karen Rosenberg Chris Distefano as Anthony Pucello Mark Gessner as Dickie Litski Ruy Iskandar as Sebalos Mark Margolis as Paul's Grandfather Godfrey as Rajon Tucker Steve Schirripa as Vito Gentile Steve Greenstein as Dino Dan Amboyer as Christian Meredith Hagner as Tanya Nneka Okafor as Angela Bianca Rutigliano as Kelly Alexis Suarez as Pedro Jim Norton as Brian Beale Dan Amboyer as Christian Jim Breuer as Himself Robert Kelly as EMT Thurber Official website Benders on IMDb Benders at TV Guide

Illinois Center

Illinois Center is a mixed-use urban development in downtown Chicago, Illinois, USA, lying east of Michigan Avenue. It is notable in. Elsewhere in Chicago, some streets have two levels, with the lower level for through traffic and service vehicles and the upper level for other local traffic. In Illinois Center, the lower level has been split, with a middle level for through traffic and a lower level for service vehicles; the development was built on land, used for railroad yards. The earliest building is One Illinois Center designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and completed in 1970; the west half of the rail yards were built out first. The golf course has since been turned into a park, now surrounded by an "urban village" of high-rise buildings called Lakeshore East; the development consists of four blocks with a large area to the east. It is bounded on the west by Michigan Avenue. Just east of that road, the upper level rises to become a higher third level, only accessible on the west edge of the development and at the east end of Upper Wacker Drive.

Stetson Avenue and Columbus Drive run north-south, Lake Street, South Water Street, Wacker Drive run east-west. Randolph Street lies a block south of the main part, forms the south border of the east half. All of these streets are at least triple-decker. In the south half of the complex, the Metra Electric Lines and the South Shore Line terminate, halfway between Michigan and Stetson Avenues, at Millennium Station. An additional structure, Boulevard Towers East an 80-story mixed-use building was planned on the west side of Stetson between South Water and Lake Street but was cancelled; the site of this proposed building is the last remaining vacant lot in the Illinois Center complex, referred to by locals as the "Political Graveyard". Proposed for this site was Mandarin Oriental Chicago. On February 18, 2009, a report in Crain's Chicago Business stated that a New York-based lender had filed a foreclosure suit against the developer, that the sale's center was closed and building units were no longer being marketed through the Multiple Listing Service.

The project is no longer listed on the developer's website. One Prudential Plaza, Two Prudential Plaza and the Aon Center are in the blocks south of the main part. Chicago Pedway GmbH, Emporis. "Illinois Center - Buildings - EMPORIS". Www.emporis.com. Retrieved 2018-03-22