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Mark Bailey (baseball)

John Mark Bailey is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Houston Astros and San Francisco Giants between 1984 and 1992. A native of Springfield, Bailey graduated from Glendale High School in 1979, he played college basketball and college baseball at Southwest Missouri State University, was twice named a NCAA Division II All-American infielder. In 1981, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod Baseball League. In 1982, he helped lead SMS to the NCAA Division II Baseball Tournament. Bailey was selected by the Astros in the 6th round of the 1982 MLB Draft, opted to forego his senior year at SMS to sign professionally. Bailey made his major league debut with Houston in 1984, was the team's primary catcher in 1984 and 1985, his most productive year at the plate came in 1985. The Astros traded Bailey to the Montreal Expos midway through the 1988 season, he spent the remainder of 1988 in the Expos' minor league system, spent 1989 in the New York Mets' Triple-A Tidewater Tides.

After the 1989 season, Bailey signed with the Giants as a free agent, appeared in a handful of games at the major league level with San Francisco in 1990 and 1992. In 340 games over 7 major league seasons, Bailey posted a.220 batting average with 101 runs, 24 home runs and 101 RBI. Bailey has coached in various capacities within the Astros system since 1998. In 2016, Bailey was inducted into the Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame, in 2017, he was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Retrosheet, or Baseball Reference, or Pura Pelota

Malayan Communist Party

The Malayan Communist Party known as the Communist Party of Malaya, was a political party in the Federation of Malaya and Malaysia. It was founded in 1930 and laid down its arms in 1989, it is most known for its role in the Malayan Emergency. It contributed to the independence of Malaya, in which this subject is still a taboo and is systematically erased and hidden from the public due to political interests of the dominating parties within Malaysia. In April 1930 the South Seas Communist Party was dissolved and was replaced by the Communist Party of Malaya. While its primary responsibility was Malaya and Singapore, the party was active in Thailand and the Dutch East Indies, which did not have their own Communist parties; the party operated as an illegal organisation under British colonial rule. In June 1931, many party leaders were arrested after a Comintern courier was intercepted by the police, sending the party into disarray. Information extracted from the courier indicated at this point there were 1,500 members and 10,000 sympathisers.

Despite this setback, the MCP gained influence in the trade union movement and organised several strikes, most notably at the Batu Arang coal mine in 1935. They set up workers' committees at some workplaces; these committees, the strikes, were promptly crushed by troops and police. Many ethnic Chinese strikers were deported to China, where they were executed by the Chinese Nationalist government as Communists. After Japan invaded China in 1937, there was a rapprochement between the Malayan Guomindang and Communists, paralleling that in China. Under the wing of the Guomindang, the MCP was able to operate more easily. Anti-Japanese sentiment among Malayan Chinese gave the party with a great opportunity to recruit members and raise funds under the banner of defence of China. At this time, the party was infiltrated by an apparent British agent, Lai Teck, who became Secretary-General in April 1939. Despite this severe security breach, the Party continued to operate effectively. By mid-1939 it claimed about half in Singapore.

The MCP was headed by a Central Executive Committee of twelve to fifteen members. About six of these were appointed to the Political Bureau which ran the party when the C. E. C was not in session; each State was in turn subdivided into several Districts. The smallest unit of organisation was the Party cell, which consisted of the members from one workplace or village. Large Party Congresses were held on an occasional basis. On 8 December 1941, the Japanese Empire invaded Malaya; the British colonial authorities now accepted the MCP's standing offer of military co-operation. On 15 December, all left-wing political prisoners were released. From 20 December the British military began to train party members in guerilla warfare at the hastily established 101st Special Training School in Singapore. About 165 MCP members were trained; these fighters, scantily armed and equipped by the hard-pressed British, hurriedly dispersed and attempted to harass the occupying army. Just before Singapore fell to the Japanese on 15 February 1942, the party began organising armed resistance in the state of Johore.

Soon four armed groups, which became known as'Regiments', were formed, with 101st STS trainees serving as nuclei. In March this force was dubbed the Malayan People's Anti-Japanese Army and began sabotage and ambushes against the Japanese; the Japanese responded with reprisals against Chinese civilians. These reprisals, coupled with increasing economic hardship, caused large numbers of Malayan Chinese to flee the cities, they became squatters at the forest margins, where they became the main source of recruits and other assistance for the MPAJA. The MPAJA consolidated this support by providing protection. O'Ballance estimates that in mid-1942 the regimental strengths were about 100 in the first Regiment, 160 in the 2nd, 360 in the 3rd, 250 in the 4th. At this time a 5th, 6th, 7th Regiment were formed; this army, which included women, was conceived as both a military and political force, along Maoist lines. When Singapore fell, Lai Teck became their agent. On 1 September 1942, acting on his information, the Japanese launched a dawn raid on a secret conference of more than 100 MCP and MPAJA leaders at the Batu Caves just north of Kuala Lumpur, killing most.

The loss of personnel forced the MPAJA to abandon its political commissar system, the military commanders became the heads of the regiments. Following this setback the MPAJA avoided engagements and concentrated on consolidation, amassing 4,500 soldiers by Spring 1943. From May 1943, British commandos from Force 136 infiltrated Malaya and made contact with the guerillas. Early in 1944 an agreement was reached whereby the MPAJA would accept some direction from the Allied South East Asia Command and the Allies would give the MPAJA weapons and supplies, it was not until the spring of 1945, that significant amounts of material began to arrive by air drop. Japan's surrender on 15 August 1945 caught the combatants in Malaya by surprise; the first British contingent of reoccupation troops did not arrive until 3 September. The Japanese garrison withdrew from the countryside, leaving a power vacuum, filled by the MPAJA. In many places Chinese areas, they were greeted as heroes as they emerged from the forest.

The British recognised the MPAJA's authority. The guerillas, seized Japanese arms and recruited forming an 8th Regiment and lifting their armed strength over 6,000. At the same time they launched reprisals against c

List of Black Cat episodes

Black Cat is an anime series adapted from the manga of the same title by Kentaro Yabuki. First announced in May 2005, it was produced by Gonzo with directed by Shin Itagaki; the series follows the legendary assassin Train Heartnet, known as Black Cat, who becomes a bounty hunter, dubbed Sweeper. Black Cat premiered in Japan on October 6, 2005, on Animax and Tokyo Broadcasting System, aired for 24 episodes, ending on March 30, 2006; the first 20 episodes adapt the entirety of Yabuki's manga, while the last four episodes feature a original, self-contained story arc. The 15th episode was broadcast on Animax. In Japan, the series was released across twelve Region 2 DVD volumes from December 21, 2005 to November 22, 2006; each volume was published in a Premium Edition which included various extras. The DVD volumes were gathered in a limited release DVD boxset by Sony Pictures Entertainment on April 23, 2008. In June 2006, Black Cat was licensed by Funimation for an English-language release in North America.

The dubbed episodes were broadcast on Funimation Channel in 2009. The series was released across six Region 1 DVD volumes released between December 19, 2006 and July 24, 2007; the DVDs were gathered in a boxset and released on March 18, 2008. The music from the series was composed by Taku Iwasaki. Three pieces of theme music are used for the series: two closing themes; the opening theme, titled "Daia no Hana", is performed by Yoriko. The ending themes are "Namida Boshi" by Puppypet for the first half of the series and "Kutsuzure" by Matsuda Ryouji for the rest of the series. Black Cat List of Black Cat chapters List of Black Cat characters General"Black Cat DVD". Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved October 6, 2009. "Black Cat Story". Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved October 11, 2009. Specific TBS's Black Cat anime official site

The Dream, the Space

The Dream, the Space is the second studio album by Japanese heavy metal band Crossfaith. It was released on 20 April 2011 through Zestone Records in Tragic Hero Records worldwide; the album received positive reviews from critics. Rock Sound gave it 8 out of 10 and said: "Blowing us away with their stunning The Artificial Theory for the Dramatic Beauty at the tail end of last year, Crossfaith promise more of the same on this here follow up. Imagine if Bullet for My Valentine were to do all their shopping in Cyberdog and the results wouldn't be too far removed from what Crossfaith are offering. Like its predecessor, The Dream, the Space is far too short for its own good but this only leaves us wanting more." Crossfaith Kenta Koie – lead vocals Kazuki Takemura – guitars Terufumi Tamanokeyboards, samples, backing vocals Hiroki Ikegawa – bass Tatsuya Amano – drumsAdditional musicians Masato Hayakawa of Coldrain – guest vocals on track 7

One Way Out (album)

One Way Out is a live album by the Allman Brothers Band. It is the first live album to feature Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks together, although both had appeared separately on previous live albums, it was recorded during the group's annual Beacon Theatre run in New York City on March 25 and 26, 2003, released a year later. The album features extended jams and guitar solos that showcase the virtuosity of Haynes. While the original Allman Brothers Band focused both on jazz-based soloing and looser free jamming, the more modern version of the band is loud and tight throughout. Trucks and Haynes show a great respect for the legacy of Duane Allman and Dickey Betts while still managing to do something original with their guitars. Music writer Robert Christgau cites One Way Out as the band's best live album. "Statesboro Blues" - 5:22 "Don't Keep Me Wonderin'" - 4:12 "Midnight Rider" - 3:16 "Rockin' Horse" - 10:12 "Desdemona" - 13:27 "Trouble No More" - 3:45 "Wasted Words" - 7:51 "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" - 9:01 "Instrumental Illness" - 16:42 "Ain't Wastin' Time No More" - 6:29 "Come and Go Blues" - 6:03 "Woman Across the River" - 6:38 "Old Before My Time" - 5:37 "Every Hungry Woman" - 5:21 "High Cost of Low Living" - 8:42 "Worried Down with the Blues" - 7:58 "Dreams" - 12:49 "Whipping Post" - 15:31 Gregg Allman - Hammond B-3 organ, acoustic guitar, lead vocals Jaimoe - drums Butch Trucks - drums Warren Haynes - lead and slide guitars and background vocals Marc Quinones - congas, background vocals Oteil Burbridge - bass Derek Trucks - lead and slide guitars Produced by: Michael Barbiero and Warren Haynes Recorded and mixed by: Michael Barbiero Assistant engineers: Mike Scielzi, Joel Singer Tape operator: Hardi Kamsani Stage: Brandon Karp Mastered by: George Marino