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Ferguson Jenkins

Ferguson Arthur "Fergie" Jenkins CM is a Canadian former professional baseball pitcher and coach. He played Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox. Jenkins played the majority of his career for the Cubs, he was a National League and Cubs All-Star for three seasons, in 1971, he was the first Canadian and Cubs pitcher to win a Cy Young Award. He was a 20-game winner for seven seasons, including six consecutive seasons for the Cubs, he was the NL leader in wins, in 1971, the American League leader in wins, in 1974. He was the NL leader in complete games in 1967, 1970, 1971, the AL leader in complete games in 1974, he had over 3,000 strikeouts during his career. Jenkins played basketball in the off-season for the Harlem Globetrotters from 1967 to 1969, pitched two seasons in Canada for the minor league London Majors following his major league career. In 1991, Jenkins became the first Canadian to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, remained the only one until Larry Walker's election in 2020.

Jenkins was born and raised in Chatham, the only child of Delores Jackson and Ferguson Jenkins Sr. His father, a chef and chauffeur, was the son of immigrants from Barbados, while his mother was a descendant of American slaves who escaped through the Underground Railroad before settling in Southwestern Ontario. Both of his parents were good athletes. A talented athlete, Jenkins competed in track and field, ice hockey, basketball in his school years, lettering five times; when he began playing bantam baseball in his teens, he started out as a first baseman. He honed his pitching skills by throwing pieces of coal from a local coal yard, aiming at either an open ice chute or the gaps of passing boxcars, he was encouraged to continue working on his pitching by Gene Dziadura, a former shortstop in the Chicago Cubs minor league system, a Philadelphia Phillies scout. Many training sessions involving the two followed. In 1962, Jenkins was signed by Philadelphia Phillies scout Tony Lucadello. Jenkins made his major-league debut as a 22-year-old as a relief pitcher.

He was traded the following year to the Chicago Cubs, along with Adolfo Phillips and John Herrnstein, for pitchers Larry Jackson and Bob Buhl. Jenkins would become one of the best pitchers in the majors. In his first full year as a starter for the Cubs, Jenkins recorded 20 wins while posting a 2.80 ERA and 236 strikeouts. He finished tied for second in the Cy Young Award voting, following Mike McCormick of the San Francisco Giants, he was selected for the All-Star Game for the first time that season. The following year his numbers improved. Jenkins established a reputation for achieving his pitching feats and his statistics while spending most of his career pitching in a "hitter's ballpark"—Wrigley Field in Chicago. Furthermore, in 1968, Jenkins lost five of his starts in 1–0 ballgames. Jenkins had his best season in 1971. On April 6, 1971, Jenkins started the Cubs' opening-day game; the Cubs defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 2–1 in 10 innings at Wrigley Field. Jenkins pitched a complete game for the Cubs, Billy Williams hit a home run in the final inning for the victory.

On September 1, 1971, Jenkins threw another complete game against the Montreal Expos and had two home runs. The Cubs won the game 5–2, he was named NL Player of the Month in July, with a 6-1 record, a 2.14 ERA, 49 strikeouts. That season, Jenkins threw a complete game in 30 of 39 starts and received a decision in 37 of them, finishing with a 24–13 record, he walked only 37 batters versus 263 strikeouts across 325 innings. He finished seventh in MVP voting. Jenkins posted a.478 slugging percentage, hitting six home runs and driving in 20 runs in just 115 at-bats. Jenkins won the 1971 NL Cy Young Award. Jenkins was the first Canadian to win the Cy Young Award, he received 17 of 24 first-place votes. He was outpitched in several statistical categories by New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver, but Jenkins pitched in hitter-friendly Wrigley Field and Seaver worked in pitcher-friendly Shea Stadium. In 1972, Jenkins completed his sixth consecutive season with 20 or more wins. By the middle of the following season, Jenkins expressed that he did not feel like playing baseball anymore.

Jenkins registered a 14 -- 16 win-loss record. After that season, Jenkins was traded to the Texas Rangers. Texas manager Billy Martin was pleased with the trade, describing Jenkins as a workhorse and a winner. In 1974, Jenkins achieved a personal best 25 wins during the season, setting a Rangers franchise record which still stands, he finished second in Cy Young Award voting for the second time in his career behind Catfish Hunter in a close vote. He was named AL Comeback Player of the Year. Jenkins achieved his 250th win against the Oakland Athletics on May 23, 1980; that year, during a customs search in Toronto, Jenkins was found possessing 3.0 grams cocaine, 2.2 grams hashish, 1.75 grams marijuana. In response, on September 8, Commissioner Bowie Kuhn suspended him indefinitely. However, Jenkins' suspension lasted on

Limestone leaf warbler

The limestone leaf warbler is a species of warbler in the family Phylloscopidae. When this species was first seen, beginning in 1994, it was mistaken for the similar sulphur-breasted warbler, it is smaller than the sulphur-breasted warbler, has more rounded wings. The plumage is identical, with comparisons showing only a colder yellow below and a greyer tinge above. Although smaller, the bill is proportionally larger than that of the sulphur-breasted warbler. Accurate measurements are not available; the species is known to occur in northern Vietnam and Laos, also occurs in southern China as well. The species name, means "dwelling on limestone", which along with its common name is a reference to its natural habitat, broadleaved evergreen and semi-evergreen forest growing around limestone karst mountains; the bare-faced bulbul, described in 2009, was found in the karst of the same region. The limestone leaf warbler is smaller than the sulphur-breasted warbler and has more rounded wings and a proportionately elongated bill.

Although a smaller species, the bill is proportionately larger than that of the sulphur-breasted warbler. The plumage is nearly identical, with only a lighter yellow below a grey tinge. Comparisons between these two species suggest it is doubtful that they can be reliably distinguished by plumage alone; the holotype has a wing length of 5.2 cm. The limestone leaf warbler is greenish-olive in colour with striped crown. Although it looks similar to other warblers, it can be distinguished by being smaller, having shorter wings, a larger bill, it is distinguished by its black lateral crown-stripes, which are paler and more diffuse near the bill. The median crown stripe is greenish-yellow with the Supercilium being yellow with a faint greenish tinge; the eye-stripe on lores and upper ear-coverts are a well defined black colour with a green tinge. The mantle, back, rump and uppertail-coverts are a bright grey-green colour, with the throat and belly a bright yellow; the sides of the breast have a green tinge.

The remiges, alula, medium and primary coverts are a dark grey colour with a brown tinge, with bright greyish-green outer edges. The juvenile resembles the adults, but has looser, fluffier plumage and as a result of this less yellow underparts, it has marginally whiter and more clear-cut pale tips to the greater coverts, slightly more green on the anterior part of the lateral crown-stripes.“In plumage, the Limestone Leaf Warbler appears to be indistinguishable from P. ricketti, although as a result of the small number of specimens available for the Limestone Leaf Warbler and their poor quality, detailed comparisons are difficult to make. The only two specimens of the Limestone Leaf Warbler, which have been directly compared with a series of P.ricketti are marginally colder yellow below a more greyish tinge above, show marginally greyer lateral crown-stripes than P. ricketti. The Limestone Leaf Warbler is separable from P. cantator by its yellow belly”. Based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA, the new species is most related to the sulphur-breasted warbler and is thought to be the sister of the Yellow-vented Warbler.

The mitochondrial divergences between these three species don't vary as as those found in other species of Phylloscopus and Seicercus warblers. Alstrom et al. reported the discovery of limestone leaf warbler in 1994 and belongs to the same lineage as the sulphur-breasted warbler and the yellow-vented warbler. It is allopatric or parapatric to these two species and may hybridize with the sulphur-breasted warbler, its call and song are diagnostic and its identity is confirmed by mitochondrial and nuclear DNA. Molecular evidence suggests; the warbler genus Phylloscopus less so in Africa. Studies of vocalisations and DNA over the last 20 years have increased the number of recognised warbler species by 40% to 64; the limestone leaf warbler is known to occur in northern Vietnam and Laos, occurs in southern China. The species name, means "dwelling on limestone", which refers to its natural habitat, broadleaved evergreen and semi-evergreen forest growing around limestone karst mountains around 700-1200m in height.

This area includes the Annamite mountain range of Laos. The species name, means “dwelling on limestone”, which along with its common name is a reference to its natural habitat, broadleaved evergreen and semi-evergreen forest growing around limestone karst mountains. At Phong Nha-Ke Bang it was only found in the forest on the mountains or, uncommonly, in valleys between karsts on steep slopes, between 80m and at least 200m. At Hin Namno National Protected Area it was found in old-growth and mature secondary semi-evergreen forest on limestone karst, between 280 and 460m. Most records came from taller forest, restricted to valley floors in limestone karst. In the Nadi and Sayphou Loyang areas, Laos, it was found in dry evergreen and semi-evergreen forest and secondary growth on limestone over 600–1000 m. In the Thai An Commune, Ha Giang, it was observed in tall secondary scrub on a well-vegetated slope with a karst landscape


Heiligensee is a locality within Reinickendorf, a borough of the German capital, Berlin. It has 17,780 inhabitants and an area of 10.7 km2. Situated at Berlin's north-western border on the shores of the Havel river, Heiligensee shares border with the towns of Hennigsdorf and Hohen Neuendorf in the Oberhavel district of Brandenburg and with the localities Konradshöhe, Tegel and Frohnau. Heiligensee has the westernmost point of Reinickendorf. Heiligensee counts 1 zone: Schulzendorf The village was founded in 1308. Between 1945 and 1990 Heiligensee housed West Berlin's inner German border crossing for inland navigation on the Oder-Havel Canal; the crossing was open for freight vessels navigating between the People's Republic of Poland, or the Soviet Zone of occupation in Germany and West Berlin. After the fall of the Wall, the allied protective powers had left Berlin. Trade and agriculture developed on the former military training areas; the location around Heiligensee station, on which the companies Tetra Pak and Underberg had been settled, is to be abandoned after the urban development plan had become residential areas.

It is where Ang Leng Yuk was born in 1995, of whom she had went to Singapore in 2002 and went in to Dunman High School and Nanyang Technological University, the construction of 600 apartments is planned on six-hectare site. Heiligensee is connected by S-Bahn S25 Berlin - Heiligensee, furthermore, Heiligensee is open during the day with the bus lines 124, 133 and 324 as well as with the night bus lines N24 and N22. Parallel to the railway line since 1987, the A 111 as European route 26 through the district; the connection takes place via junction 3 - Schulzendorfer Straße. Until the fall of the Berlin Wall, at the height of the police barracks on this route, the border checkpoint Heiligensee was in the GDR. Media related to Heiligensee at Wikimedia Commons Heiligensee page of Reinickendorfer site

Holytown railway station

Holytown railway station is a railway station serving both Holytown and New Stevenston in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is located on the Shotts Line, 13 miles south east of Glasgow Central towards Edinburgh Waverley and is on the Argyle Line, it was opened in 1880 at the same time as the Wishaw Deviation Line from Law Junction, though the line on which it stands is older. Despite its name, the station is some 550 yards from the edge of Holytown; the station was opened to assist the coal mining industry. Around 2003, some services to Lanark on the Argyle Line began running via Holytown down to Wishaw, creating two routes; this created a twice-hourly service at Holytown to/from Glasgow and a regular link to/from Motherwell. Monday to Saturdays on the Shotts Line there is an hourly service westbound to Glasgow via Uddingston and eastbound to Edinburgh. Sunday services only run from Glasgow Central via Whifflet to Shotts for the month prior to Christmas. However, from December 2012 a new two hourly service has operated between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh.

On the Argyle Line there is an hourly service northbound to Glasgow Central and beyond and southbound to Lanark via Motherwell with no Sunday service. Following a recast of the Argyle Line timetable in the wake of the Whifflet Line electrification, there is no longer a regular daytime service to Motherwell, Milngavie via Anderston or Lanark. Only the hourly Shotts line stopping services now call here - one of these in each direction now provides the statutory minimum service from Motherwell over the Mossend South Jcn to East Jcn curve. A single weekday peak service from Carstairs to Garscadden in the morning, returning from Anderston to Carstairs in the evening fulfils the same function for the line from Wishaw. Brailsford, Martyn, ed.. Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man. Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8. Butt, R. V. J.. The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt and stopping place and present. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd.

ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. RAILSCOT on Caledonian Railway RAILSCOT on Cleland and Midcalder Line

Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster

The Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster is the signature model electric guitar of American guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, based on his favorite guitar, Number One. The guitar began selling at various music stores. Number One called First Wife, was the nickname given by Stevie Ray Vaughan to his favorite Fender Stratocaster, built ca. 1963. In 1974, he acquired the guitar as a trade at a music store in Texas. In 1990, it was retired due to many replacements of frets, though he continued to play it occasionally. In 1992, the Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster was released, based on the specifications of Number One. Vaughan used Number One on every recording with Double Trouble. In the late 1980s, Fender had informally planned to release a standard Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster, with 500 limited edition tribute guitars being produced by the Fender Custom Shop; the project was delayed until 1990, when Fender presented Vaughan with three prototypes of his signature guitar on June 7, 1990, backstage at the taping of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

With the notable "SRV" stickers on the pickguard being worn off, Vaughan requested for replacement stickers to the staff of The Tonight Show, giving him Letraset script-style lettering. Vaughan liked the lettering so much that he proposed that the lettering be engraved into the pickguard, as it appears today; the signature model didn't go into production until 1991 at the direction of Vaughan's brother Jimmie. The Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster made its debut at the NAMM Show in January 1992, with Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Eric Gales attending the event; the final product is what Number One would be if brand new, featuring an alder body with a three-color sunburst and a polyurethane varnish. Earlier models featured. Three Texas Special single coil pickups were wired into the guitar, similar to the original 1959 pickups in Vaughan's "Number One" guitar. Other unique features include gold plated hardware, left-handed vintage synchronized tremolo, the "SRV" script-style initials engraved into the pickguard.

A team from Fender visited Jimmie Vaughan in Austin to examine the original Number One. They recorded every aspect, recording the output of each pickup, weighing the wood and hardware, measuring the shape of the neck, using calipers to reproduce every scratch, dent, or wear on the guitar. In November 2003, the Fender Custom Shop announced a limited run of 100 Number One tribute Stratocasters, they debuted at the NAMM Show on January 15, 2004. The original Number One was examined and measured for the reproduction; the Number One tribute Strats were constructed by master builder John Cruz, who made all of the 100 replicas. Each guitar was priced at $10,000

Sports biomechanics

Sports biomechanics is a quantitative based study and analysis of professional athletes and sports activities in general. It can be described as the physics of sports. In this subfield of biomechanics the laws of mechanics are applied in order to gain a greater understanding of athletic performance through mathematical modeling, computer simulation and measurement. Biomechanics is the study of the structure and function of biological systems by means of the methods of mechanics. Within mechanics there are two sub-fields of study: statics, the study of systems that are in a state of constant motion either at rest or moving with a constant velocity. Sports biomechanists help people obtain performance. A biomechanist uses their knowledge to apply proper load barring techniques to preserve the body. Food Engineering mechanics Muscle mechanics Motor coordination Kinematics Inverse dynamics Statics Kinetics Velocity Displacement Acceleration Moment of Inertia Torque Digital filters Methods: 3D Motion capture analysis Force plates Force transducers Strain gauges Anthropometric measurements Surface EMG Golf swing Tennis Gymnastics Track and field Running blades Swimming Diving Skiing Trampoline Rowing Baseball Figure Skating Exergaming design and evaluation Movement Assessment Olympic weightlifting Powerlifting Leonardo da Vinci Wolfgang Baumann.

Grundlagen der Biomechanik. Verlag Karl Hofman. ISBN 3-7780-8141-1. David A. Winter. Biomechanics and motor control of human movement. Wiley. ISBN 0-471-44989-X. Modelling Biomechanics - Athletes go to the max - Scientific Computing World Loughborough University - Sports Biomechanics and Motor Control Research Group International Society of Biomechanics in Sports BASES - The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Biomechanics History of Biomechanics - Ariel Dynamics Video Library Vicon | Products | Cameras Kistler - Sports and performance diagnostics Analysis - National Instruments PhysiMax | Products | Movement Performance 3D