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Dunedin Blue Jays

The Dunedin Blue Jays are a minor league baseball team based in Dunedin, Florida. They play in the Florida State League, are the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball club, they play their home games at TD Ballpark, which seats 5,509 fans. For the 2019 season, the team played at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium while TD Ballpark underwent renovations. Two teams named the Blue Jays, both affiliates of Toronto, have played in Dunedin: the original incarnation, from 1978 to 1979, the current team, established in 1987. Since their inception they have won five division championships, in 1999, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2017. In 2017 they were named co-champions of the FSL; the original incarnation of the Dunedin Blue Jays was founded in 1978. They were established as the Class A affiliate of the new Toronto Blue Jays franchise, they played for two seasons in the Florida State League and were one of four Class A teams in Toronto's farm system. After the 1979 season the team was disbanded as Toronto expanded its farm system into higher classifications.

Local interests were unable to sign a deal with other major league teams to keep minor league baseball in Dunedin. In 1987, Toronto decided to establish a new Florida State League franchise in Dunedin, they played at Grant Field until 1990, when Dunedin Stadium was completed. When Major League Baseball owners considered locking out the regular players and using "scabs" instead for the 1995 season, Dunedin would have been used as the Toronto Blue Jays' home field due to Ontario laws concerning replacement workers; the MLB labor dispute was resolved. In 2006, the Blue Jays made it to the Florida State League Championship Series, losing to the St. Lucie Mets 3 games to 0. In 2007, the Dunedin Blue Jays were nominated for the 2007 Corporate Support Award, awarded annually by the Florida Recreation & Park Association, to an organization that goes above and beyond to support and fund recreational programming. On September 6, 2017, Dunedin won their first Florida State League championship by defeating the Tampa Yankees two games to one.

Dunedin shared the FSL championship with the Palm Beach Cardinals, as the impending threat from Hurricane Irma forced the cancellation of the championship series. These statistics are current through the 2019 season. A The championship series was canceled due to the impending threat from Hurricane Irma. B The playoffs were canceled due to the impending threat from Hurricane Dorian. Dunedin Blue Jays players who have made it to Toronto: Official website

Road Rash: Jailbreak

Road Rash: Jailbreak is a racing video game developed by EA Redwood Shores for the PlayStation version and Magic Pockets for the Game Boy Advance version and published by Electronic Arts for PlayStation in 2000 and Game Boy Advance in 2003. It is the sixth and final game in the Road Rash series The game plays to previous games developed in the Road Rash series, which involves the player racing their motorcycle against other motorcyclists. Gameplay favors an arcade-like style, with little emphasis on realism. While racing, the player has the option of punching, or using weapons to attack other opponents, to slow down their progress; the ultimate goal is to place first in the race in order to earn points to upgrade the player's weapon and nitro. Conversely, the worst quote is to finish last, which doesn't earn points, or be stopped by police officers, where the player loses points. Despite sharing many characteristics with past games in the series, Road Rash Jailbreak puts a stronger emphasis on the racing aspect of the game, less on combat.

The individual courses for the game are pieced together from a larger system of interconnected grids of roads. Courses may overlap common segments of other tracks, but have different start or end points, or have the player turning down alternate routes; the modes on Road Rash Jailbreak are: Jailbreak, Five-O, Time Trial and Robbers, Skull-to-skull, Sidecar mode. Doug Trueman reviewed the PlayStation version of the game for Next Generation, rating it two stars out of five, stated that "The original 16-bit game is still the best."Road Rash: Jailbreak received mixed reviews. Aggregating review websites GameRankings and Metacritic gave the PlayStation version 69.57% based on 20 reviews and the Game Boy Advance version 56.14% based on 7 reviews and 78/100 based on 15 reviews. Road Rash: Jailbreak at MobyGames Road Rash: Jailbreak at MobyGames

Tomares ballus

Tomares ballus, the Provence hairstreak or cardenillo, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found on northern Africa and along the Mediterranean coast of France. T. ballus F.. Male above dark brown, with traces of small red spots in the anal area of the hindwing. In the female the forewing red-yellow except the costal and distal margins, there being a coloured ovate band-like spot before the distal margin of the hindmargin; the underside of both sexes recalls that of Chrysophanus phlaeas, but the basal area of the hindwing is dusted with verdigris. French Riviera, North Africa. — The egg green, somewhat flat, with a network of polygonals, laid singly on the upperside of leaves of Boujeania hispida. Larva rather thick, not so flat as in many other Lycaenids, the segments swollen, separated from each other by deep incisions. Pupa rounded everywhere, with shallow minute puncturation; the butterflies from February till April in places where the food-plant grows exceedingly plentiful. The specimen, when covered with the net drops to the ground and conceals itself in the grass.

The wingspan is 28–30 mm. The butterfly flies from January to April; the larvae feed on Astragalus lusitanicus, Dorycnium and Anthyllis. "Tomares Rambur, 1840" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms Tomares ballus at Wildsideholidays

Henry Knighton

Henry Knighton was an Augustinian canon at the abbey of St Mary of the Meadows, England, an ecclesiastical historian. Who wrote a history of England from the Norman conquest until 1396, thought to be the year he died. Biographical information on Knighton comes from his chronicle, in the first three books of which his name is shown as HENRICVS CNITTON, it is thought his name indicates that he came from a village two miles south of Leicester. He was a canon at the "St Mary of the Meadows" abbey before 1363, since he was recorded as being present during a visit from King Edward III, he was at the abbey for a further 33 years and in his writings included considerable detail on the abbey's economic well being. The Augustinian abbey, where Henry Knighton was made a canon, was one of the wealthiest in England and stood on the northern edge of Leicester, in what is now Abbey Park. Knighton was a supporter of King Edward III and wrote well of him, although historian Louisa D. Duls labels Knighton as a member of the "Lancastrian Detractors of Richard" school.

Knighton calls five of King Richard II's trusted advisors – Robert de Vere, Alexander Neville, Sir Michael de la Pole, 1st Earl of Suffolk, Sir Robert Tresilian, Sir Nicholas Brembre – the five evil seducers of the king. Knighton lived during the same time period as John Wycliffe and had personal knowledge of him as he went to Oxford when Wycliffe was a master there; however he was neither directly associated with Wycliffe nor with the Lollards. Knighton was the first historian of Lollardy, he writes that those voicing Church complaints and echoing the principles of Wycliffe in 1382, hence being associated with the principles of the Lollards, were every second man in the Kingdom of England. Knighton did not care for Wycliffe's church reform doctrines or the Lollards as both threatened his way of life, he respected Wycliffe although as an academic scholar, writing he was a famous and important ecclesiastic clergyman and philosopher of the time. Knighton's Geoffrey Haward.

1968 United States presidential election

The 1968 United States presidential election was the 46th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 5, 1968; the Republican nominee, former Vice President Richard Nixon, defeated the Democratic nominee, incumbent Vice President Hubert Humphrey. Analysts have argued the election of 1968 was a major realigning election as it permanently disrupted the New Deal Coalition that had dominated presidential politics for 36 years. Incumbent Democratic United States President Lyndon B. Johnson had been the early front-runner for his party's nomination, but he announced his withdrawal from the race after anti–Vietnam War candidate United States Senator Eugene McCarthy finished second in the New Hampshire primary. McCarthy, former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, Vice President Hubert Humphrey emerged as the three major candidates in the Democratic primaries until Kennedy was assassinated on June 5, 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Humphrey won the presidential nomination at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, which saw numerous anti-war protests.

Nixon entered the 1968 Republican primaries as the front-runner, he defeated Nelson Rockefeller, Ronald Reagan, other candidates at the 1968 Republican National Convention to win his party's nomination. Governor George Wallace of Alabama ran on the American Independent Party ticket, campaigning in favor of racial segregation; the election year was tumultuous. Nixon ran on a campaign that promised to restore law and order to the nation's cities and provide new leadership in the Vietnam War. A year he would popularize the term "silent majority" to describe those he viewed as being his target voters, he pursued a "Southern strategy" designed to win conservative Southern white voters who had traditionally supported the Democratic Party. Humphrey promised to support the Civil Rights Movement. Humphrey trailed badly in polls taken in late August but narrowed Nixon's lead after Wallace's candidacy collapsed and Johnson suspended bombing in the Vietnam War. Nixon won a plurality of the popular vote by a narrow margin, with 43.4% of the vote, but won by a large margin in the Electoral College, carrying most states outside of the Northeast.

Wallace won five states in the Deep South and ran well in some ethnic enclave industrial districts in the North. This was the first presidential election after the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which had led to mass enfranchisement of racial minorities throughout the country in the South. Nixon's victory marked the start of a period of Republican dominance in presidential elections, as Republicans won seven of the next ten elections. In the election of 1964, incumbent Democrat United States President Lyndon B. Johnson won the largest popular vote landslide in U. S. Presidential election history over Republican United States Senator Barry Goldwater. During the presidential term that followed, Johnson was able to achieve many political successes, including the passage of the Great Society domestic programs, landmark civil rights legislation, the continued exploration of space. Despite making significant achievements, his popular support would be short-lived. At the same time, the country endured large-scale race riots in the streets of its larger cities, along with a generational revolt of young people and violent debates over foreign policy.

The emergence of the hippie counterculture, the rise of New Left activism, the emergence of the Black Power movement exacerbated social and cultural clashes between classes and races. Adding to the national crisis, on April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, igniting further mass rioting and chaos, including Washington, D. C. where there was rioting within just a few blocks of the White House and machine guns were stationed on the Capitol steps to protect it. The most important reason for the precipitous decline of President Lyndon B. Johnson's popularity was the Vietnam War, which he escalated during his time in office. By late 1967, over 500,000 American soldiers were fighting in Vietnam. Draftees made up 42 percent of the military in Vietnam, but suffered 58% of the casualties as nearly 1000 Americans a month were killed and many more were injured. Johnson's position was damaged when the national news media began to focus on the high costs and ambiguous results of escalation, despite his repeated efforts to downplay the seriousness of the situation.

In early January 1968, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara stated that the war would be winding down as the North Vietnamese were losing their will to fight, but shortly thereafter, they launched the Tet Offensive, in which they and Communist Vietcong forces launched simultaneous attacks on all government strongholds in South Vietnam. Though a U. S. military victory, Tet led many Americans to ponder whether the war was worth it. In addition, voters felt they could not trust their government's assessment and reporting of the war effort; the Pentagon called for sending several hundred thousand more soldiers to Vietnam. Johnson's approval ratings fell below 35%, the Secret Service refused to let the president make public appearances on the campuses of American colleges and universities, due to his extreme unpopularity among college students; the S

Washington Square Park (Chicago)

Washington Square known as Washington Square Park, is a park in Chicago, Illinois. A registered historic landmark, better known by its nickname Bughouse Square, it was the most celebrated open air free-speech center in the country as well as a popular Chicago tourist attraction, it is located across Walton Street from Newberry Library at 901 N. Clark Street in the Near North Side community area of Chicago, Illinois, USA, it is Chicago's oldest existing small park. It is one of four Chicago Park District parks named, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 20, 1991. On September 4, 1842, the city received a 3-acre parcel, donated by the members of the American Land Company for use as a public park; the property had once been a cow path with a well for farmers to water their cattle. The donors stipulated the name Washington Square. Between 1869 and the 1890s, the city improved Washington Square with lawn, bisecting diagonal walks, limestone coping, picket fencing, an attractive Victorian fountain.

By the time Alderman McCormick became President of Drainage Board in 1906, the fountain had been razed and the park had deteriorated. Alderman McCormick devoted his aldermanic salary to improving the park, he donated a $600 fountain, the city allocated an additional $10,000 to rehabilitate the park. By the 1910s, the neighborhood surrounding Washington Square had become more diverse; the original purpose of the neighborhood park was as a place of assembly to discuss community issues. Chicago has a long storied history of public speeches both for entertainment and educational purposes; the Haymarket Riot first started as an anarchist workers rally. Daniel Burnham's March 27, 1897 lecture for the Commercial Club of Chicago inspired the club to provide $80,000 to publish the Burnham Plan. Washington Square Park has been the geographic center of Chicago public speeches. By the 1890s the park acquired its Bughouse Square moniker. Soapbox orators waxed on topics ranging from gender relations to Communism.

It served as a home for soapbox orators on warm-weather evenings from the 1910s to the mid-1960s. Like Speakers' Corner in London's Hyde Park, Washington Square became a popular spot for soap box orators. Artists, political radicals, hobos pontificated, recited poetry and raved. A group of regulars formed "The Dill Pickle Club," devoted to free expression. For years Washington Square orators appointed their own honorary "king." In its heyday in the 1920s and 1930s, revolutionary left soapboxers were joined by poets and cranks. In 1959, the city transferred Washington Square to the Chicago Park District. In 1964, Life featured an article saying that it was a meeting place for cottaging among homosexuals. Six years it played host to Chicago's first Gay Pride March. Washington Square Historic District is a historic district in Chicago, Illinois that includes Washington Square Park, Chicago; the district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 21, 2003. The Washington Square District was declared a Chicago Landmark on May 16, 1990.

The original 1990 Washington Square Park District Chicago Landmark designation included the park, Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street and 915 to 929 North Dearborn Street. The first Chicago Landmark district extension on July 10, 2002 included 22-28 and 27-31 West Chestnut Street and 802-818, 827-867, 1012, 1023-1029, 1150-1154 North Dearborn Street; the May 11, 2005 extension added the Isaac Maynard Row Houses located at 119-123 West Delaware Place. The National Register of Historic Places included Washington Square as well as North Dearborn Street from West Walton Street to West Chicago Avenue; every July, the Bughouse Square Committee continues to oversee the annual Bughouse Square Debates free speech gathering in conjunction with the Newberry Library's annual book sale. The debates are part of an annual festival to recreate the atmosphere of speeches and debates by soap box orators that once flourished in the park. Although Alderman McCormick's fountain was removed in the 1970s, in the late 1990s, the park district, the city, neighborhood organizations agreed on a restoration plan for Washington Square.

Improvements include a reconstructed historic fountain, period lighting and new plantings. In the west part of the park, there is a memorial tablet designating the park as "Chicago's Premier Free Speech Forum." Jack Jones's Dill Pickle Club known as the indoor Bughouse Square. Washington Park forum known as the Bug Club. Washington Park, Chicago Washington Square Park Official City of Chicago Near North Side Community Map Chicago Park District Page