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Googly

In cricket, a googly is a type of deceptive delivery bowled by a right-arm leg spin bowler. In Australia, it is referred to as a wrong'un, or as a Bosie or Bosey, the last two eponyms in honour of its inventor Bernard Bosanquet. A leg spin bowler bowls in a leg spin way but it goes in the off spin direction. While a normal leg break spins from the leg to the off side, away from a right-handed batsman, a googly spins the other side, from off to leg, into a right-handed batsman; the bowler achieves this change of spin by bending the wrist from the normal leg break delivery position. When the ball rolls out of the hand, it emerges with clockwise spin. A googly may be achieved by bowling the ball as a conventional leg break, but spinning the ball further with the fingers just before it is released; the change of wrist action can be seen by a skilled batsman and the change of spin allowed for when playing a shot at the ball. Less skilled batsmen, or ones who have lost their concentration, can be deceived expecting the ball to move one direction off the pitch, only for it to move the other direction.

If the batsman is expecting a leg break, he will play outside the line of the ball. This means the ball can either strike the pads for a potential leg before wicket appeal, or may fly between the bat and the pads and hit the wicket, or catch the edge of the bat; the googly is a major weapon in the arsenal of a leg spin bowler, can be one of the bowler's most effective most important wicket-taking balls. It is used infrequently, because its effectiveness comes from its surprise value. Left-arm unorthodox spinners known as "chinaman" bowlers, can bowl with the googly action using the left arm; this delivery is known as a chinaman googly and turns away from a right-handed batsman, like a leg break or left-arm orthodox spinner. The googly is similar in principle to the doosra, the ball from an off-spinner which turns the opposite way from his stock ball. Chambers Dictionary describes the whole of etymology of the word as "dubious". To grip the ball for a leg-spinning delivery, the ball is placed into the palm with the seam parallel to the palm.

The first two fingers spread and grip the ball, the third and fourth fingers close together and rest against the side of the ball. The first bend of the third finger should grasp the seam; the thumb resting against the side should impart no pressure. When the ball is bowled, the third finger will apply most of the spin; the wrist is cocked as it comes down by the hip, the wrist moves from right to left as the ball is released, adding more spin. The ball is tossed up to provide flight; the batsman will see the back of the hand. In a scene from John Boorman's 1987 film Hope and Glory, David Hayman plays a father who, before leaving to fight in WWII, passes on "the secret of the googly" to his young son. Carrom ball Googly problem Left-arm unorthodox spin Screwball Picture and explanation

Crash Karma (album)

Crash Karma is the self-titled debut album by Canadian alternative rock band Crash Karma. It was released on March 2010, through eOne Music; the world premiere of the album took place live on the internet on March 15. The first single, "Awake", was released on November 12, 2009; the album debuted at No. 38 on the Canadian Albums Chart. "Like a Wave" - 3:47 "Awake" - 3:57 "Next Life" - 3:50 "Lost" - 4:37 "Fight" - 3:24 "The Fire" - 3:39 "Man I Used to be" - 3:46 "Energy" - 3:52 "On My Own" - 3:38 "Not About Anger" - 3:17 "Live a Little" - 3:34 Edwin - Vocals Mike Turner - Guitar Jeff Burrows - Drums, Percussion Amir Epstein - Bass

Agathenburg

Agathenburg is a municipality in the district of Stade, Lower Saxony, Germany. It was known as Leith. Lieth, as it was named, belonged to the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen, a territory of imperial immediacy established in 1180. In the mid-16th century the inhabitants of Lieth adopted Lutheranism. During the Leaguist occupation under Johan't Serclaes, Count of Tilly, Lieth suffered from attempts of re-Catholicisation. In 1648 the prince-archbishopric was transformed into the Duchy of Bremen, first ruled in personal union by the Swedish Crown – interrupted by a Danish occupation – and from 1715 on by the House of Hanover. In 1807 the ephemeric Kingdom of Westphalia annexed the duchy, before France annexed it in 1810. In 1813 the Duchy of Bremen was restored to the Electorate of Hanover, which – after its upgrade to the Kingdom of Hanover in 1814 – incorporated the duchy in a real union and the ducal territory, including Agathenburg, became part of the Stade Region, established in 1823. In 1655 the ducal Bremen-Verden general governor, Hans Christoff von Königsmarck erected a castle in Lieth and named it after his wife Agathe von Leesten.

The name of the castle became the toponym of the village Lieth. The rapid transit system of Hamburg S-Bahn serves Agathenburg with a railway station

2018 Challenger Banque Nationale de Drummondville

The 2018 Challenger Banque Nationale de Drummondville was a professional tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It was the 12th edition of the tournament and part of the 2018 ATP Challenger Tour, offering a total of $75,000 in prize money, it took place in Drummondville, Canada between March 13 and March 18, 2018. 1 Rankings are as of March 5, 2018 The following players received wildcards into the singles main draw: Pavel Krainik Jack Mingjie Lin Samuel Monette Benjamin SigouinThe following players entered the singles main draw with a protected ranking: Frank Dancevic Michał PrzysiężnyThe following players received entry as alternates: Joris De Loore Alejandro González Nicolaas ScholtzThe following players received entry from the qualifying draw: Antoine Escoffier Alejandro Gómez Ruan Roelofse Aleksandar VukicThe following players received entry as lucky losers: JC Aragone Jared Hiltzik Denis Kudla def. Benjamin Bonzi, 6–0, 7–5 Joris De Loore / Frederik Nielsen def. Luis David Martínez / Filip Peliwo, 6–4, 6–3 Official website

Lazybrook/Timbergrove, Houston

Lazybrook and Timbergrove Manor are two adjoining, deed-restricted neighborhoods located 7 miles northwest of Downtown Houston, Texas. Located inside the 610 Loop and just west of the Houston Heights and Timbergrove Manor are situated along the wooded banks of White Oak Bayou in the near northwest quadrant of the city. Settled by German farmers in the late 1800s, the area was the site of a major oil discovery in the 1930s known as "Eureka." Reminders of that distant past remain in a nearby railroad yard, still called the Eureka Yard, one of the original churches, built by early settlers in 1891, St. John's German Lutheran Church, that still exists, although it now resides in Downtown's Sam Houston Park. In the pre-freeway period after World War II, this area remained wooded and undeveloped while suburban growth was exploding in every other direction of Houston. However, by the 1950s, residential development emerged in the area beginning with Timbergrove Manor, followed by Lazybrook. Timbergrove Manor was named for the many pine trees sheltering the area, while Lazybrook was named for White Oak Bayou, which forms the neighborhood's eastern boundary.

In 2011 the Lazybrook/Timbergrove Super Neighborhood was formed. Today, the community consists of mid-century, one-story ranch style brick homes. Lazybrook/Timbergrove is enjoying a renaissance as demand increases for close-in housing in Houston. Residents have seen a transition as original-owner, retired neighbors have moved out and young professionals have moved in. Besides the anchor communities of Lazybrook and Timbergrove Manor, upscale townhome developments such as Heritage Creek, Timbergrove Heights, Timbergrove Terrace, Timbergrove Point, Timbergrove Gardens are within the larger neighborhood; the northwestern corner Lazybrook/Timbergrove extending outside of Loop 610 on both sides of US 290, includes Brookwood, a large lot subdivision, the Brookhollow business park, Northwest Mall and Houston Independent School District's headquarters and Delmar Stadium complex. Lazybrook/Timbergrove is located in the city limits of Houston and Houston City Council District C. In October 2011, the Houston City Council recognized the Lazybrook/Timbergrove Super Neighborhood Council.

Timbergrove Manor is divided into two distinct subdivisions, each governed by a separate homeowners association - the Timbergrove Manor Civic Club and the Timbergrove Manor Neighborhood Association. Together with the Lazybrook Civic Club, these active associations were instrumental in the city of Houston's designation of the Lazybrook/Timbergrove Super Neighborhood. Deed restrictions are enforced throughout, the groups handle landscaping of esplanades and a Citizens on Patrol security plan. Lazybrook/Timbergrove is served by Houston Independent School District; the neighborhood elementary school is Sinclair Elementary, although portion of Timbergrove Manor are zoned to Love Elementary in the Houston Heights. Sinclair Elementary was named after founder of the Heights Hospital. Middle schools that serve Lazybrook/Timbergrove are Frank Black Middle School and Hamilton Middle School. Most area students are zoned to Waltrip High School in the Oak Forest neighborhood, with a small portion of Timbergrove Manor students zoned to Reagan High School in the Houston Heights.

The City of Houston operates parks around the Lazybrook/Timbergrove. Parks in the area include: West 11th Street Park Timbergrove Manor Park Jaycee Park T. C. Jester ParkwayThe West White Oak Bayou Trail begins in Timbergrove Manor and runs along the banks of the bayou, parallel to T. C. Jester Boulevard, from 11th Street, through Lazybrook and Oak Forest; the White Oak Bayou Trail provides bicyclists and pedestrians a 7.4-mile long concrete and asphalt trail. Passing through several parks, the trail includes protective railings in some areas. Lazybrook Civic Club Timbergrove Manor Civic Club Timbergrove Manor Neighborhood Association Super Neighborhood 14 - Lazybrook / Timbergrove Super Neighborhood 14 Official Webpage

The Ratings Game

The Ratings Game is a 1984 cable television film directed by Danny DeVito and produced by David Jablin. The Showtime comedy stars DeVito and Rhea Perlman, features Huntz Hall, Michael Richards, George Wendt and Jerry Seinfeld. Vic DeSalvo and his brother Goody are successful New Jersey trucking magnates, but Vic has a desire to make it big as a Hollywood producer, he hawks his scripts and ideas from one network executive to another, but he is turned down at each attempt. He meets an executive at a second-rate company who has just been fired for promoting a show that attracted zero viewers. To avenge himself, he accepts Vic's script and arranges for a pilot episode of Sittin' Pretty, to be filmed; the resultant episode is abysmally awful, both in acting and story, but Vic is only inspired to greater heights. The director and star actor walk out and Vic decides to act as well as write and direct, he throws a huge party to make himself known to "le tout Hollywood", but no one comes, except Francine, a statistician at a ratings agency.

They fall in love. When Francine is passed over for a promotion by her philandering and incompetent boss, she reveals to Vic how the ratings system can be bypassed and results fixed by setting up confederates in Nielsen-ratings households to skew the results, they conspire to run a scam. The scam works and Vic is voted the best new actor at a grand awards ceremony, showing that many viewers watched his shows, but the agency has now discovered the scam, as soon as Vic has accepted his award, he is arrested by the police. Francine and Vic are married in jail. Danny DeVito... Vic DeSalvo Rhea Perlman... Francine Kester Gerrit Graham... Parker Braithwaite Huntz Hall... Benny Bentson Barry Corbin... The Colonel Louis Giambalvo... Goody DeSalvo Kevin McCarthy... Wes Vandergelder Basil Hoffman... Frank Friedlander Michael Richards... Sal Vincent Schiavelli... Skip Daniel Stern... Skip Imperali George Wendt... Mr. Sweeney Ron Rifkin... TV Director Jerry Seinfeld... Network Rep Jayne Meadows... Herself Steve Allen...

Himself Allyce Beasley... Paisan Receptionist Selma Diamond... Francine's Mother The Ratings Game was the first original movie financed by Showtime; the feature marks Danny DeVito's film directing debut. The film garnered a WGA Award for Best Original TV Comedy Movie, an International TV Movie Festival Award for Best Comedy. Writers Michael Barrie and Jim Mulholland won a Writers Guild Award for their script. Jerry Seinfeld makes an early appearance in the cast of the film. A poor-quality bootleg version of this film has been distributed as The Mogul. On July 19, 2016, Olive Films, a boutique distributor of classic and independent films, released The Ratings Game for the first time on DVD and Blu-Ray, it is a premium packaged "Special Edition", restored in full HD from the one print in existence. The discs include as extras the four short films directed by Danny DeVito prior to making his feature directing debut with The Ratings Game. Other special features include a behind-the-scenes featurette, the original trailer and some deleted scenes.

It includes a 28-page collectors booklet with detailed liner notes and art from the film. The Ratings Game on IMDb The Ratings Game at AllMovie