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Barrington Bartley

Barrington Sylvester Bartley is an American cricketer of Jamaican origin. He made his debut for the American national team at the 2005 ICC Trophy, has since played for the side in a number of international tournaments. Bartley is a left-arm orthodox spinner, although he bats with the opposite hand, has been noted as "one of the best fielders in the country". Before moving to New York City, Bartley represented Jamaica at the 1998 and 1999 West Indian under-19 championships, where his teammates included future West Indies players Chris Gayle, Jermaine Lawson, Ricardo Powell, Marlon Samuels. Bartley and Lawson went to school together, Lawson moved to New York after the conclusion of his West Indies career, like Bartley going on to represent the American national team. Bartley made his debut for the U. S. national team at the 2005 ICC Trophy in Ireland, with no previous experience in international matches. He featured in all six of the team's games, despite making a duck on debut against the United Arab Emirates, featured in both the U.

S.'s top five runscorers and top five wicket takers. Against Bermuda, he topscored with 52 from 35 balls, hitting two sixes before being bowled by Saleem Mukuddem; that innings remained his highest score in list-A matches – his only other games in that format came for the U. S. in the 2008–09 season of the WICB Cup, where he played three matches. After the WICB Cup, Bartley did not again appear for the United States until the 2012–13 season, when he featured in the annual Auty Cup fixture against Canada, he remained active in American domestic cricket, playing club cricket in New York and captaining a new side, the Bedessee New York Destroyers, in a national Twenty20 tournament. In 2008, Bartley and several other Jamaican-born players in the United States were profiled in a Sports Illustrated piece on American cricket. At the 2013 Americas Twenty20 Division One tournament in Florida, Bartley made his first appearance in an ICC tournament since 2005, with his eight games yielding 36 runs and six wickets.

He bowled more overs than any other American player, with his best figures, 2/9, coming against the Bahamas. In a friendly match against Bermuda after the end of the tournament, Bartley hit 111 not out from 65 balls, an innings which included nine sixes. Despite this, Bermuda chased down the U. S.'s target of 284 with two balls to spare, with David Hemp named man of the match in preference to Bartley. The U. S. qualified for the 2013 World Twenty20 Qualifier in the UAE by virtue of their performance at the Americas regional tournament. Bartley featured in five matches at the tournament, which had full Twenty20 status, but had little success with his left-arm spin – his economy rate of 11.33 runs an over was the worst of any American who bowled more than six balls. Against Hong Kong, his three overs went for 48 runs, although he did claim the wickets of James Atkinson and Nizakat Khan. Bartley is a member of the U. S. squad for the 2015 Americas Twenty20 Championship, to be played in Indiana in May 2015.

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2001 Women's Pro Softball League season

The 2001 Women's Professional Softball League season was the first year that the WPSL suspended play before relaunching the league in 2004 under the name National Pro Fastpitch. From 1997, WPSL operated under Women's Pro Softball League; when the WPSL suspended the 2001 season, there were four teams in the league: Tampa Bay FireStix, Akron Racers, Ohio Pride, Florida Wahoos. When the league relaunched in 2004 as the NPF, the Racers were the only WPSL team to continue playing; the 2001 year began as scheduled for the WPSL. The league had a schedule for the upcoming season. However, on February 27, 2001, WPSL announced that the 2001 had been cancelled, the league would focus on expansion for a league relaunch in 2002. To maintain public awareness of the league and to test future markets for expansion, in lieu of a WPSL season the league sponsored the "Tour of Fastpitch Champions" during the summer, featuring a team of WPSL All-Stars against a team of USA and international Olympians, called WPSL Gold.

The WPSL announced a plan to restart play in "six to eight markets in 2002, with growth to 12 markets by 2004." The tour moved through 14 cities, as the two WPSL teams played each other and other international and local all-stars. Ten of these games were televised, eight on ESPN2 and two "live" on ESPN, a first for the WPSL. In 2002, the league continued to explore where its new teams would play, had a 2003 tour as an opener to the return of league play in 2004. Before play was suspended, WPSL held their scheduled 2001 WPSL Senior Draft. Many draftees never played in the league, but some did making an All-Star team; these results are indicated below. The rosters of the 2001 WPSL All-Stars and WPSL Gold are listed below: Head Coach: Judy Martino Head Coach: Tim Kiernan WPSL Gold schedule and results: WPSL All-Stars schedule and results: National Pro Fastpitch List of professional sports leagues List of professional sports teams in the United States and Canada

Bi-directional vehicle

A bi-directional vehicle is a vehicle that can be driven in either direction, forwards or backwards. The term refers to rail vehicles, such as trains or trams, that are equipped with operating cabs at both ends; these vehicles have entry and exit doors on either side of the vehicle. One major benefit of bi-directional vehicles is the ability to reverse direction at a terminal station with a stub-end track. On a system using double track, a crossover switch is used to move the vehicle to the other track; this situation contrasts with the use of uni-directional vehicles, which requires the use of a balloon loop, triangle junction, or turntable to reverse direction. Aside from eliminating the need for complicated railway infrastructure to turn vehicles around, the presence of doors on either side of the vehicle enable the use of island platforms; these extra doors come at the cost of reduction of seating on board the vehicle

Supangmung

Supangmung known as Chakradhwaj Singha, was an important Ahom king under whom the Ahom kingdom took back Guwahati from the Mughals following the reverses at the hands of Mir Jumla and the Treaty of Ghilajharighat. He is known for his fierce pride as an Ahom monarch. Jayadhawaj Singha left no sons, so the Ahom nobles called in the Saring Raja and placed him on the throne, he was a cousin of the Jayadhwaj Singha, a grandson of Suleng Deoraja, a previous Saring raja and the second son of Suhungmung. The new monarch was named Supangmung by the Deodhais, he assumed the Hindu name Chakradhawaj Singha. At the installation ceremony, the Jaintia Raja sent an envoy to convey his congratulation. So did the Koch Raja of Darrang, who had sided with Mir Jumla during his invasion, with whom friendly relations were thus restored. About the same time Mughal emperor Aurangzeb had presented a khelat or robe of honour to Supangmung, the imperial envoys insisted on the king's donning them in their presence. King Supangmung could not stand this grave humiliation.

He shouted out from his throne--"Death is preferable to a life of subordination to foreigners. I have to surrender my independence for a suit of sewn garments!" Chakradhawaj Singha soon after the start of his reign started repairing the forts at Samdhara and Patakallangand and restored the army to a state of efficiency. In March 1665 the king summoned an assembly of his ministers and nobles and ordered them to devise and adopt measures for expelling Mughals from Western Assam, adding--"My ancestors were never subordinate to any other people. I am a descendant of the Heavenly King and how can I pay tribute to the wretched foreigners."In 1669, at the behest of Guru Tegh Bahadur ninth guru of the sikhs a peaceful accord was reached at Dhubri between forces of Mughal led by Raja Ram Singh I of Amber and king Chakardhawaj Singha. Early in 1667 Saiad Firuz Khan, who succeeded Rashid Khan as Thanadar of Guwahati, sent a worded letter to the Ahom King, demanding the payment of the balance of the indemnity still outstanding.

On receiving this letter, Chakradhavaj Singha made up his mind to fight the Mughals. The necessary preparation were made with all speed, in August 1667 a well-equipped army set out led by Lachit Borphukan to wrest Guwahati from the Mughals. King Supangmung gave valuable gifts to the commanders of the expedition and delivered to them the following message--"I desire that your wives and children, the cows and Brahmans should be duly protected and preserved. If you prove incompetent in the task of defeating the enemy at Itakhuli you shall not be let off with impunity. And, do you think that there will paucity of Phukans and Rajkhowas like yourselves." At midnight, around November 2, 1667, Itakhuli and the contiguous garrison of Guwahati fell into the hands of Ahoms. The victors took possession of the elephants, guns and all other articles which they found in the imperial stores in Guwahati; the enemy was chased down to the mouth of the old boundary of Assam and Mughal India. The Ahoms succeeded in bringing back the Assamese subjects, taken captives by the Mughals during the expedition of Mir Jumla.

Thus within the short span of two months the Ahoms succeeded in recovering their lost possession and along with it their lost prestige and glory, this was due to the determination and courage of Ahom King Supangmung. On receiving the news of victory the king cried out--"It is now that I can eat my morsel of food with ease and pleasure" The king was regarded by Assamese as the fountain head of all energy and inspiration, Lachit Barphukan was fortunate in having Supangmung as the supreme head of the state; the patriotism and self-respect of this monarch have but few parallels in the history of Assam. He had to suffer in the beginning from the shameful legacies of the preceding regime. During the two years long preparation for the war with the Mughals, the monarch supervised the preparations—stocking of food and ammunitions, he placed the smiths inside the palace enclosures to oversee their work, trained the archers with his own hand finally ordered the march to Gauhati when he was satisfied with the preparation.

Supangmung sent letters to neighbouring chiefs in order to obtain their cooperation and support in his plan to resist the Mughals. The king's patriotic intent and self-respect came out in the letters of the period. In June 1664, he wrote to Raja Prana Narayan of Koch Behar, "You know for yourself all about the manner in which we dealt heavy blows upon the Mughals. If God has inflicted on us a reverse on this occasion, does it imply that we shall be subjected to discomfiture a second time?" He wrote again in February 1666, "Because the Mughals have humiliated us once, does it follow that we should make no attempt to throw off this position of subordination to them? Supangmung's insight and wisdom were best shown in the selection of Lachit Barphukan as the commander in chief to lead the new army. A wrong man would have behaved differently, but the king's nominee was imbued with the same zeal and patriotism of the spirited sovereign, he succeeded in expelling the Mughal from Assam. Supangmung ordered his Prime Minister Atan Burhagohain, a skilled soldier, military engineer and diplomat to accompany Lachit Borphukan on the campaign to oust the Mughals from Assam.

While the best brains of the country, whether in statesmanship or warcraft were in the frontline at Gauhati, the King had to manage the affairs of the country with inferior talents and abilities. Sitt

Akkamma Stalinum Pathrose Gandhiyum

Akkamma Stalinum Patrose Gandhiyum is a 2015 Indian comedy TV series which aired from 5 January 2015 and 3 July 2015 for 129 Episodes, Asianet channel. Veena Nair and Shaju played the title characters; the series was telecasted from Monday to Thursdays. The show ended in 6 months and was replaced by the horror series "7 rathrikal"; this is rebroadcast in Asianet Plus. The story revolves around the journey of a married couple Akkamma Stalin and Pathros Gandhi who differ on their Political views: Akkamma is liberal, Patros is conservative; the story highlights different types of political parody happening in Kerala and the view of the characters on it. Veena Nair as Akkamma Stalin Kalabhavan Shaju as Pathros Gandhi Aadil Mohammed as Nehru Lenin Vijayakumari as Mariyamma Azeez as Appukuttan Geetha Salam as OudhaKuttySolomon Won-Asianet Television Award 2015Best Comedy Serial