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List of Southern League champions

The Southern League of Minor League Baseball is one of three Double-A baseball leagues in the United States. The circuit has been known as the South Atlantic League and the South Atlantic Association. A league champion is determined at the end of each season. Champions have been determined by postseason playoffs, winning the regular season pennant, or being declared champion by the league office; the first- and second-half winners within each division meet in a best-of-five series to determine division champions. The North and South Division winners play a best-of-five series to determine a league champion; the Birmingham A's/Barons have won 7 Southern League championships, the most among all teams in the league, followed by the Jacksonville Suns and the Montgomery Rebels. Among active franchises, the most championship wins belong to Birmingham, followed Jacksonville and the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx/Jackson Generals. Scores and runner-up teams are absent when no playoffs were held or pennant winners were declared champions.

Active Southern League teams appear in bold. Southern League baseball awards Specific General O'Neal, The Southern League: Baseball in Dixie, 1885–1994, Eakin Press, pp. 320–321, ISBN 0890159521 "Southern League Past Champions". Southern League. Minor League Baseball. Retrieved March 1, 2015

Northwood, Isle of Wight

Northwood is a village and civil parish on the Isle of Wight. It has been occupied for about 1000 years; the Church of St. John the Baptist in Northwood, was first built between the 11th and 13th centuries. There is a primary school in Northwood, first begun in 1855; until 1990 it still featured an outside toilet. The main form of transport is Southern Vectis bus route 1, which runs every 7–8 minutes in the daytime to Cowes and Newport, along the main road. Local bus service route 32 is provided by the setting up of a Joint Scheme involving Southern Vectis and the Parish Council mid-2011. Several changes to this route have occurred after Southern Vectis withdrew their 27 to Cowes and 28 to Newport. Northwood Village website Northwood Primary School official website

1905 Lancashire Cup

The 1905 Lancashire Cup was the inaugural year for the rugby league Lancashire Cup competition. The cup was won by Wigan who beat Leigh in a replay at Wheater's Field, Salford by a score of 8-0. Following the great schism of 1895 which led to the formation of rugby league there was an interest in a competitive competition for clubs based in Lancashire. Prior to the breakaway from rugby union this was something, discouraged as it was feared that competition would lead to professionalism, as had happened in other sports like Association Football. There appears to be little, if any, details of how this came about, or any details of any of the instigators or of any campaign, but the County Cups became the last part of what would become known as the four cups; the competitions were played on the same basis as was the Challenge Cup, i.e. a free draw with matches played on a sudden death straight knock-out basis, with the final played on a neutral ground. Involved 6 matches and 14 Clubs; the attendance was 10,000 and receipts £200.

The initial final had ended in a 0-0 draw before a crowd estimated at 16.000 and receipts of £400. Scoring - Try = three points - Goal = two points - Drop goal = two points 1 * Chadderton was a junior club from Oldham 2 * Wheater's Field was the home ground of Broughton Rangers with a capacity of 20,000 1905–06 Northern Rugby Football Union season

Happy Lion

The Happy Lion is a 1954 children's picture book by Louise Fatio and illustrated by Roger Duvoisin. In the book, the Happy Lion lives in a small zoo in France; when he escapes, he is surprised. The book was so popular that it spawned several sequels and an 8-minute short film by Weston Woods Studios, it won the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in 1956. The Happy Lion - "Grand sourire." The Happy Lion in Africa The Happy Lion Roars The Three Happy Lions - "... another delightfully Gallic adventure with a tiny French vocabulary and Roger Duvoisin's uniquely ingratiating color illustrations." The Happy Lion's Quest - "The improbable situation of a lion in school and the sight of two humans and one friendly animal all stuffed in a little French car on the way back to the zoo will delight early graders as envisioned by Roger Duvoisin's winsome illustrations in color and black and white." The Happy Lion and the Bear The Happy Lion's Holiday, aka The Happy Lion's Vacation - "The single incongruity of the series--a gentle, lovable lion--is pretty much played out by this time, two-thirds of the latest adventure is as aimless as the drifting balloon.

We found little distinction and some confusion in the drawings--maybe it's time for a vacation." The Happy Lion's Treasure The Happy Lion's Rabbits The Happy Lioness

Michael Barry (cyclist)

Michael Barry is a Canadian author and former professional road racing cyclist. Barry raced for numerous world-class teams with the role of'domestique', his greatest personal successes were placing eighth in the 2008 Beijing Olympics' road race, finishing second in the Canadian National Road Race Championships in 2001 and 2012, winning a stage of the Tour of Missouri in 2008. He announced his retirement in September 2012, stating that the 2012 Tour of Beijing would be his last race, he is an author who has written three books. He was raised in Toronto, Ontario, his father, Michael Barry Sr. was a racer himself in England in the 1950s, who until 2006 ran a specialty bike store and manufactured a line of hand-made bicycle frames under his own Mariposa brand. As a result, the younger Barry grew up in a cycling-intense environment, started racing at a young age, he has been a professional since 1998. He has spent many years on the Canadian National Team during the early years of his career, his wife is 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist Dede Demet Barry.

They have 2 children. Previous to riding for UCI ProTour team Team Sky Barry spent several years with the Discovery Channel team, he raced with the Saturn Cycling Team for a number of years before going to US Postal Service/Discovery. Barry has raced in 5 Vuelta a Españas and 5 Giro d'Italias but in 2007 had to abandon the Giro due to health issues, which put him out most of the season, he had to pull out of the 2002 Vuelta a España after colliding with a motorcycle on the eight stage. In 2005 he wrote the book: Inside the Postal Bus, about his experiences at U. S. Postal Service and the 2004 season whilst riding in support of Lance Armstrong; the work contains texts authored by some including George Hincapie. When the doping topic arises in the book, Barry vehemently denies having witnessed any drug intake in the team, he and his wife wrote a training book. He writes diary entries during his cycling season, his third book, Le Metier, detailing the life of a cycling domestique, was published in 2010 by Rouleur.

He is considered a support rider, or domestique, helping the team leaders win races, but he will get the opportunity to go for personal results. He is the team leader for Canada for the World Championships, his strengths lie in the time-trial, hilly road races. He can be counted on for grand tours, other stage races as well. For 2010, he left HTC–Highroad, signed with Team Sky for 2 years. On 24 June 2010, Team Sky announced; this would be Barry's first Tour de France appearance after thirteen seasons as a professional. On 5 September 2012, Barry announced he would retire at the end of the season, after his last race, October's Tour of Beijing. On 10 October 2012 it was announced by USADA that he would be suspended for six months for admissions of doping during his time with the US Postal Cycling Team; that day a statement was released confirming his acceptance of a six-month ban from 1 September 2012 ending on 1 March 2013 along with a stripping of all race results between 13 May 2003 and 31 July 2006.

He confessed that the US Postal team and he were using an extensive amount of performance-enhancing drugs. Highlights include: Stage win at the 2008 Tour of Missouri Placed 9th in the men's road race at the 2008 Beijing Olympics Placing 4th overall in the 2003 Tour de Georgia At the 2006 Tour of Flanders, Barry went down hard in a crash, suffering severe facial cuts and lacerations and fracturing some vertebrae. Barry, Michael. Le Métier: The Seasons of a Professional Cyclist. Rouleur Series. London: A & C Black. ISBN 978-1-4081-8167-6. Retrieved 3 November 2013. Profile on VELOBIOS Michael Barry Official Website Michael Barry at Cycling Archives Bicycle Times - Drinks With: Mike and Michael Barry of Mariposa Bicycles PAVED Magazine - 5 Reasons Why She’s Dede Demet Barry And You’re Not PAVED Magazine - Finding Tommy Boy

Sculpture by the Sea

The Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Sydney and Perth is Australia's largest annual outdoor sculpture exhibition. This exhibition was initiated in 1997, at Bondi Beach and it featured sculptures by both Australian and overseas artists. In 2005, a companion event was established at Cottesloe Beach in Western Australia featuring over 70 artists. In 2009 it was announced that Aarhus in Denmark would host the first Sculpture by the Sea exhibition outside of Australia; this exhibition is held annually during spring in Australia, from late October to early November for three weeks. Over 100 local and international artists participate every year. Sculpture by the Sea is popular and draws considerable crowds. In 2014 Waverley Council estimated that between 450,000 and 500,000 people would visit the sculptures during their exhibition in Sydney. In 1995, David Handley, founder of Sculpture by the Sea, was living in Prague, he visited an outdoor sculpture park in Klatovy, northern Bohemia. He was inspired to do something similar in Australia.

On his return to Sydney in 1996, His friends suggested the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk as a suitable location. At first, he planned on having paintings as well as sculptures, naming this exhibition "Art by the Sea" but dropped the idea as the weather can be unpredictable on the coast; this is. The first exhibition was put together on a shoestring budget, it was held over one day at Bondi and garnered a lot of interest from the media and 20,000 spectators. They featured 64 of them; the judges included David Cook, John MacDonald, Terence Measham, Dr Gene Sherman and Sculptor Ron Robertson-SwannThe exhibition has only suffered from the weather on the coast. In 1998, rough conditions on the coastline, lead to six sculptures being damaged. Ann Thompson's sculpture worth $40,000 was damaged due to huge waves. In 1999, Duncan Stemler's Give a little whistle was wrecked due to rough weather conditions; the exhibition suffered from some vandalism, Carol Murphy's $2000 still life The Watcher was stolen only for one part of it to be returned.

In 1999, part of Tom Bass's Gender Pieces was pushed into the sea by vandals. The works are spread right across the cliff from Bronte Beach to Bondi Beach via Tamarama Beach; every year the coastal walk is transformed into a seaside art gallery. Over 100 sculptures are exhibited in the background of sea and the coastal landscape along the two kilometre coastal walk. Sculpture by the Sea began in 1996 with an exhibition held over one day at Bondi and is now an annual event. For the first eight years, the main prize was provided by Sydney Water and most of the award-winning works were gifted to Campbelltown Arts Centre. In 2006 and 2007, NAB sponsored the main prize and the works made their way to Orange Regional Gallery. From 2009 – 2012, the Balnaves Foundation sponsored the main prize to the winning sculptor in the exhibition, the works gifted to the Royal Botanic Gardens. From 2013 – 2015, it was Macquarie Group and the works gifted to Sydney Harbour Federation Trust for placement at George’s Heights.

There are many other scholarship and prizes that come out of this exhibition including the Helen Lempriere Scholarship, The Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Sculptor Mentorship Program and Allens People's Choice Award. There is an encouragement award for younger artists. THE RECIPIENTS FROM BONDI, 2014 THE RECIPIENTS FROM BONDI, 2013 THE RECIPIENTS FROM BONDI, 2012 THE RECIPEIENTS FROM BONDI 2011 THE RECIPIENTS FROM BONDI, 2006 Participants in the 2014 event included Alejandro Propato, Francesca Mataraga, Johannes Pannekoek and Marina DeBris; this year the exhibition received 500 submissions, from 41 countries and 6 territories around the world, including Australia. Some of the participants include Louis Pratt, Vince Vozzo, Bronwyn Berman, Harrie Fasher, Barbara Licha, Mark McClelland, Sallie Portnoy, Paul Selwood and Margarita Sampson. Sculpture by the Sea 2006: In 2005, the first Sculpture by the Sea event was held at Cottesloe beach, Western Australia, overlooking the Indian Ocean; the exhibition showcased sculptures by Western Australia's leading and emerging sculptors, alongside works by invited interstate and international sculptors.

This free annual public exhibition attracts 100,000 visitors of all ages. The recipients from Cottesloe, 2014; the recipients from Cottesloe, 2013. The recipients from Cottesloe, 2012; the recipients from Cottesloe, 2011. In June 2009 crown princess Mary and crown prince Frederik of Denmark initiated a biannual Sculpture by the Sea event in the city of Aarhus, inspired by the exhibitions in Australia, Mary's country of birth, it is the only SBTS event outside Australia.'Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus - Denmark' is financially and independent of'Sculpture by the Sea Incorporated' and is being produced by the city of Aarhus in collaboration with ARoS Aarhus Artmuseum. The first two exhibitions attracted half a million visitors. Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus terminated with the last event in 2015. Art of Australia List of public art in the City of Sydney Official Website Unofficial Website Sculpture by the Sea - Cottesloe at Google Cultural Institute Review 2004 Winner 2009 Review 2010 History Photo Gallery of 2009 Cottesloe Beach event Gigapan images of 2009 Bondi event Review 2014 Sculptures Cause a Seaside Spectacle Sculpture by the Sea, Denmark