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Long Island Ducks

The Long Island Ducks are an American professional baseball team based on Long Island in the Suffolk County town of Central Islip, New York. The Ducks compete in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball as a member of the Liberty Division; the ALPB is an independent baseball league, not affiliated with Major League Baseball. They are the only team in the league to be based in New York; the Long Island Ducks played their first season in 2000, two years after the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball played its inaugural season in 1998. The Ducks' home ballpark has been Bethpage Ballpark since their inception in 2000. Throughout its history, the stadium has been known as Suffolk County Sports Park, EAB Park, Citibank Park; the "Ducks" name refers to Long Island's duck-farming heritage, further represented by the Big Duck ferrocement. The Big Duck is located in Suffolk County in the hamlet of Flanders, New York; the Ducks set the independent league baseball single-season attendance record at the time by welcoming 443,142 fans during the 2001 season.

This surpassed the previous record of 436,361 fans which the team had set in 2000. The Ducks reached the 5 million fan mark in attendance in July 2011 and welcomed their Atlantic League record 6 millionth fan in mid-2014. Bud Harrelson, a 1971 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner, is a part-owner of the Ducks, he was the first manager of the team following a stint as the New York Mets manager. Residents of Long Island anticipated the arrival of professional baseball for many years, until the Ducks' inaugural 2000 season; the New York Mets and the New York Yankees own the territorial rights to keep an affiliated team, Major or Minor League, from moving within a certain distance of their respective ballparks. Baseball fans on Long Island enthusiastically support the Ducks, the team has led the Atlantic League in attendance in 12 of their 14 seasons. In 2007, team owner Frank Boulton expressed his contentment with the Ducks to Baseball America saying, "The Long Island Ducks are the best thing I've done in baseball."Along with their success at the gate, the Ducks celebrated their first Atlantic League championship in 2004 when they defeated the Camden Riversharks in a three-game sweep to capture the Atlantic League Championship Series.

Outfielder Justin Davies was named Championship Series Most Valuable Player. That summer, shortstop Kevin Baez was named the MVP of the Atlantic League All-Star Game, held at Camden's Campbell's Field. On Monday, November 10, 2009, the Ducks announced that former Major Leaguer and Hall-of-Famer Gary Carter would be the new manager for the 2009 season; that year, he led the Ducks to a 74-66 record along with the Second Half Liberty Division championship. It would be the sixth consecutive season. After Carter's passing in 2012, the Ducks honored his memory by dedicating the season to their former skipper and wearing a commemorative #8 patch on their uniforms all season long. Former MLB All-stars Dontrelle Willis and Ramon Castro signed with the Ducks in 2013. Among the other former Major Leaguers on Long Island's roster in 2013 were Ben Broussard, Leo Rosales, Josh Barfield, Bill Hall, Bryant Nelson, Ian Snell and Lew Ford. Rich Hill played with the Ducks for part of the 2015 season before returning to the majors.

Éric Gagné attempted a comeback with the Ducks in 2017. First baseman Nate Freiman, pitcher Henderson Alvarez, outfielder Quintin Berry, pitcher Tim Melville were four Ducks player during the 2017 season who had their contracts purchased by an MLB organization or foreign professional league; the official colors of the Long Island Ducks are black, green and white. The primary logo features the "Ducks" wordmark in orange with black outline; the wordmark begins with a stylized, cartoon duck head in the form of a capital, cursive "D." Since 2015, OC Sports has been the official on-field headwear of the Atlantic League. The home caps are black throughout with the duck head logo centered on the front; the away caps are black with the duck head logo. The batting helmets are black with the webbed-foot logo; the Ducks wear uniforms produced by Rawlings. The home jersey is white with black pinstripes with the "Ducks" wordmark centered across the front; the numbering on the jersey is in green with white outline and black drop shadow.

The away jerseys are grey with the "Long Island" cursive wordmark centered across in green with white and orange outline. The numbering is in green with white orange drop shadow; the alternate is an orange jersey with the "Ducks" word mark centered across the chest. 4 Atlantic League Championships The Long Island Ducks won back-to-back Atlantic League championships in 2012 and 2013. They became the third consecutive team in Atlantic League history to win back-to-back league titles after the Somerset Patriots accomplished the feat in 2008 and 2009 and the York Revolution did so in 2010 and 2011, it was Long Island's second and third league championships giving them the second-most titles in Atlantic League history behind Somerset's six. The Atlantic League uses a split-season format to determine playoff berths; the league consists of two divisions with four teams each. The division winners in the first half play the division winners in the second half of the season in a five-game divisional playoff.

The first-round winners meet in a five-game championship series. As customary in split-season playoff formats, the winners of the first half division are guaranteed a playoff berth. If a team wins both halves, a wild card team is selected to compete in the playoffs against said team; the wild card team is the one with the best overall record, regardl

Leopoldo O'Donnell, 1st Duke of Tetuán

Leopoldo O'Donnell y Jorris, 1st Duke of Tetuán, 1st Count of Lucena, 1st Viscount of Aliaga, was a Spanish general and statesman, Prime Minister of Spain on several occasions. He was born at Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands, a son of Carlos O'Donnell y Anethan and wife Josefa Jorris y Casaviella, paternal grandson of José O'Donnell y O'Donnell and wife Marie Anne d' Anethan, he was of distant Irish paternal ancestry, a descendant of Calvagh O'Donnell, Rí of Tír Chonaill, a Gaelic territory in the west of Ulster in the north of Ireland. He had an uncle Francisco and an aunt Beatriz, married to Manuel Pombo y Ante, had issue. O'Donnell was a strong endorser of the liberal Cristinos and the regency of Maria Cristina during the 1830s; when General Baldomero Espartero seized power during 1840, O'Donnell went into exile with Maria Cristina, was involved in an attempted coup against Espartero during 1841. O'Donnell was soon back in power and was sent to Cuba as Captain General during October 1843.

He is credited with the massacre of 1844 known as the repression of La Escalera. Thousands of slaves and free-coloured people in Cuba were confined in dungeons, were tortured and executed in what became known as the'year of the lash'. During 1854, he made a pronunciamiento against the government and was named Prime Minister for a time, he served as War Minister of the Espartero government. The Crimean War caused an increase of grain prices due to the blockade of Russia, causing a famine in Galicia during 1854. Riots against power looms spread through Spain, General O'Donnell intervened, marching on Madrid. Espartero resigned power in O'Donnell's favour on 14–15 July 1856, Isabella II asked him to form a government as the 44th Prime Minister of Spain. For his new administration, O'Donnell formed the Unión Liberal Party, designed to combine Progressive and Carlist factions. O'Donnell attempted to define moderate policies for Spain with this new party, advocating laissez-faire policies and confiscating church land.

He was soon dismissed after only a few months in power on 12 October, two years of reaction followed. In governments, he was more careful. O'Donnell's two administrations worked laboriously to attract foreign investment to improve Spain's railroad infrastructure, he failed to achieve much economic growth and increased industry only in Basque country and Catalonia, both of which had substantial industrial centres. He was a proponent of a new and aggressive imperial policy, intended principally to expand Spanish territory in Africa after French successes in Algeria. In the first administration he was twice at the same time the 136th Minister of Foreign Affairs and the 48th Prime Minister of Spain between 30 June 1858 and 2 July 1858, again as the 138th Minister of Foreign Affairs between 21 October 1860 and 18 January 1863, remaining again as Prime Minister until 26 February 1863, his second term as the 53rd Prime Minister started on 21 October 1860. He took a brief respite from his government during 1860 to command the Spanish army at the battle of Tetuan during its Spanish-Moroccan War, overseeing the capture of Tétouan.

He was rewarded for his abilities in the campaign with the title Duke of Tetuán. During 1866 he repressed a revolt commanded by General Juan Prim, was subsequently dismissed by the Queen for the brutality of his regime on 11 July 1866, he was the 103rd Grand Cross of the Order of the Sword. He was succeeded in his titles by his nephew, son of his brother Carlos O' Donnell y Jorris and wife María del Mar Alvarez de Abreu y Rodríguez de Albuerne, Carlos O' Donnell y Alvarez de Abreu, 2nd Duke of Tetuán, 2nd Count of Lucena and 9th Marquess of Altamira, married in Madrid on 1 June 1861 to María Josefa de Vargas y Díez de Bulnes. Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "O'Donnell, Henry Joseph". Encyclopædia Britannica. 20. Cambridge University Press. Pp. 8, 9. Geneall staff. "Leopoldo O' Donnell y Jorris, 1. Duque de Tetuá". Geneall. Retrieved 2 June 2012. Fraikin, Jorge Valverde. Titulos Nobiliarios Andaluces. Granada: Andalucia. P. 318. O'Cochlain, Ubert. "The O'Donnells of Mayo". North Mayo Historical Society Journal. 11: 67–81.

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Jane Meade Welch

Jane Meade Welch was a 19th-century American journalist and historian who lectured and wrote on American history. She was the first woman in Buffalo, from New York to become a professional journalist, the first American woman to lecture at Cambridge University, the first American woman whose work was accepted by the British Association. Welch was a pioneer among American women in developing an extensive group of American history lecture courses. Jane Meade Welch, daughter of Thomas Cary Welch and Maria Allen Meade Welch, was born in Buffalo, New York on March 11, 1854. Of New England ancestry, she was descended from John Alden, Priscilla Alden, Samuel Seabury. Welch graduated from Buffalo Female Academy at the age of 16. At Elmira College, she was the best historian of her class rising at four o'clock in the morning to study David Hume and Thomas Babington Macaulay, her studies were interrupted in her sophomore year by an fatal illness. Welch was an invalid for two years before she regained her health and became a practical journalist, beginning as a music critic.

For a year, she served as a general writer on the Buffalo Express. She next joined the staff of the Buffalo Courier. During the 10 years she served at the Courier, Welch worked in a variety of areas, from writing advertisements to pieces on a political leader, she served as society editor and occasional contributor of editorial articles, as well as preparing and conducting a woman's work column. Welch was the first woman in Buffalo to make a career of journalism. While working as a journalist, Welch instituted history classes at her home in Buffalo inviting her female friends; the success of these classes induced Welch to devote herself full-time to history. She became a regular lecturer on American history at the Buffalo Seminary, St. Margaret's school, Buffalo. In February 1891, she gave a series of six lectures in the Berkeley Lyceum Theater in New York City, on the advice of her friend and former townswoman, Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston. With every lecture, Welch's audience grew in numbers.

Welch was the first American woman to lecture at Cambridge University, whose work was accepted by the British Association. She was a pioneer among American women in talking about American history in the form of extended lecture courses, her writings on this topic were valuable. Welch traveled extensively in the US, as well as in Great Britain, Holland, Belgium and Germany, she lived at 514 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo for 30 years. Welch was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery. 1885, The city of Buffalo 1887, The neighborhood of the international park 1894, A finding list "The Making of the Constitution" "The Organization of the Government" "The War of 1812" "John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson" "The Territorial Development of the United States" "The Marking of Historic Sites on the Niagara Frontier" "The Finding of the New World" This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Bailey, M.. The Chautauquan. M. Bailey, Publisher; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Eagle, Mary Kavanaugh Oldham.

The Congress of Women Held in the Woman's Building, World Columbian Exposition, Chicago, U. S. A. 1893 with Portraits and Addresses. S. I. Bell; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Blakely. Metropolitan. 11. Blakely Hall; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Illustrated American Publishing Company. The Illustrated American. Illustrated American Publishing Company; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Nantucket Historical Association. Proceedings of the Nantucket Historical Association; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Willard, Frances Elizabeth. American Women: Fifteen Hundred Biographies with Over 1,400 Portraits: a Comprehensive Encyclopedia of the Lives and Achievements of American Women During the Nineteenth Century. Mast, Crowell & Kirkpatrick. P. 758. Western New York Heritage Institute. Western New York Heritage. Western New York Heritage Institute.

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One Devonshire Gardens

One Devonshire Gardens is a luxury hotel located in the West End of Glasgow, Scotland. It is well known for its celebrity guests, including Michael Jackson, George Clooney, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Robbie Williams, Gwyneth Paltrow, Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie, Graham Riley and Jon Bon Jovi; the hotel holds a licence as a marriage venue. Devonshire Gardens is a B-listed terrace of five townhouses, constructed in the 1870s; the hotel was opened by Ken McCulloch in 1986 in Number One, although it has since expanded to occupy all five houses, Number Four being the last acquired. The hotel now has forty-nine bedrooms, in 2006 was acquired by the Hotel du Vin chain, which operates Malmaison hotels. Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay ran the hotel's restaurant, until 2004. Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year – Scottish Restaurant Awards 2009 Glasgow Hotel of the Year – Scottish Hotel of the Year Awards 2008 Scottish National Hotel Chef of the Year – Scottish Hotel of the Year Awards 2008 Glasgow International Hilton Hotel Official website

Wenlock Goldfield

Wenlock Goldfield is a heritage-listed mine in Archer River, Shire of Cook, Australia. It was built from 1892 to 1950s, it is known as Batavia Goldfield and Lower Camp. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 3 March 2006. Wenlock Goldfield and the settlement of Lower Camp are situated along the eastern bank of the Wenlock River on Cape York Peninsula, about 100 kilometres north of Coen; the Batavia Goldfield was proclaimed following discovery of gold at Retreat Creek. In subsequent years camps known as Bairdsville, Top Camp, Lower Camp were established and supplied from Coen; the settlement of Lower Camp was formed after Kitty Pluto discovered gold there in 1915. It became the main township on the Batavia Goldfield in the 1930s and was named Wenlock in 1938, it is around this time that the Batavia Goldfield became known as the Wenlock Goldfield. Alluvial gold had been discovered on the Cape York Peninsula as early as 1876, on the Coen River, after attention was drawn to the region by the Palmer goldfield.

A small rush ensued in 1878. Although this soon dissipated, by the late 1880s a small township had been formed at Coen. In 1892 the Coen Goldfield was proclaimed and reefing work commenced. Although production totals paled in comparison with fields such as the Palmer, within the next few years the erection of batteries and a cyanide works at Coen gave the northern Peninsula a permanent base for prospecting expeditions. Gold was found on the Starcke River in 1890, at Batavia in 1892, Ebagoola in 1899 and Potallah in 1902. Following William Baird's discovery of gold at Retreat Creek in 1892, a 13 kilometres 2 area around the camp of Bairdsville was proclaimed as the Batavia Goldfield. Output for 1892–1893 was an estimated 2,000 ounces of alluvial gold worth £4 per ounce. Miners continued prospecting the area. In 1906 gold was discovered at the Tunnel, 2 kilometres northeast of Lower Camp; the discovery of gold at Plutoville by an Aborigine named Pluto in 1910 was suppressed, to allow Coen and Ebagoola miners first choice of the ground, a rush did not take place until mid 1911.

Despite being so close to the workings at Top Camp, gold was not discovered at Lower Camp until January 1915 when an Aboriginal woman, Kitty Pluto, accidentally discovered a nugget while carting surface wash from Top Camp to the Wenlock. Both Top Camp and Lower Camp workings are situated on the east bank of the Wenlock River, close to the edge of a low Mesozoic sandstone tableland rising above the workings; however the main centre remained at Plutoville from 1911 to 1922. Stores owned by Dehn and Shepherd traded at Top Camp; the original shallow alluvial area at Lower Camp covered less than 0.4ha and by 1916 most miners either had returned to Plutoville, prospecting the surrounding countryside, or had left the region altogether. In 1922, a group of miners attempted to locate the main leader's northern extension beneath the mantle of Mesozoic sediments. After sinking several shafts, they came across an auriferous lead at a depth of 5.4 metres and at a distance of 20 metres from a reef, which provided rich specimen stone.

From until the late 1930s, the Lower Camp was in constant production and has returned a yield of 35,016 ounces of gold. The most productive area was confined to deeper ground to 25 metres and contained within the New Year's Gift, Double Chance, Band of Hope, Golden Casket and Hidden Treasure claims, all of which were converted into general mining leases; the Batavia was the most productive goldfield in Cape York during the economic depression of the early 1930s, with six payable mines. In 1932 it produced 2,793 ounces of recorded gold valued at £9,287, compared to 3,342 ounces valued at £11,114 in 1931; the use of motor lorries assisted operations on the field. Two batteries had been established by the end of 1931 to crush the one-ounce stone. One of these was Forsythe's at Belmore Creek near Croydon, shifted to the Batavia field in November 1931. Peninsula Mines Limited had taken over two leases at the beginning of 1932. Two boarding houses were established at Lower Camp during 1932 with 75 people on the field.

A crude-oil engine driven Huntington mill began work in November 1932. Sheppard erected; the Peninsula Mines Limited was using an oil engine driven boring plant. By 1935 the yield was 1,326 ounces of gold from the New Year's Gift, Golden Casket, Black Cat, Double Chance, Hidden Treasure and Duke leases. By the mid 1930s there was a population of about 160. In 1938 Larsens' Consolidated Pty Ltd who were employing 20 men on the Prohibitionist, Dole, Tin Hare and Rose leases, moved their battery closer to the Duke and other leases; the battery output was 1,122 ounces of gold from the dumps. Additional drills, a generator and a Wilfley table were purchased; the mill used several Berdan Pans to further grind the mills amalgam. Three head of stamps, driven by a diesel engine, were erected at the Golden Casket mine in 1938. Miner Frank White told the story that the Three headed Battery ran for 24 hours per day and would run through the night while miners were trying to sleep; the miners thought the mill was making a good return.

Miners lulled themselves to sleep with words in their heads of “Quid - A - Minute” “Quid - A - Minute” in time with the Batteries three head rhythm of “thud - thud - thud” pause “thud - thud - thud”. A miners wage for working shift work was 5 quid per week. A new multi-tubular boiler and five foot Huntington

Malaysian Islamic Party

The Malaysian Islamic Party is an Islamist political party in Malaysia. PAS's electoral base is in east coast; the party has governed the east coast state of Kelantan twice and has in the past, formed governments in Terengganu, Selangor and Kedah. The party holds 18 of the 222 seats in the federal House of Representatives and has elected parliamentarians or state assembly members in eight of the country's 13 states; the party was founded in 1951 by Muslim clerics in the United Malays National Organisation. In the party's early decades, it fused Islamist and Malay nationalist ideologies and entrenched itself as one of the country's strongest opposition parties. From 1974 to 1978, PAS joined the governing Barisan Nasional coalition, but has otherwise been in opposition at the federal level for the entirety of its history; the 1980s saw the party taken over by a group of Muslim clerics, who shifted the party's ideology away from Malay nationalism towards a more focus on Islamic teachings. After poor electoral performances, the party moderated in the 1990s, with an increase in progressive leaders.

In the 2015 PAS Muktamar, the Ulama wing called for a total out of progressives, following which the progressive leaders lost all party positions. The progressive faction formed Parti Amanah Negara and with the two main Malaysian opposition parties, PKR, DAP formed Pakatan Harapan. PAS's electoral base is in Malaysia's conservative north; the party has governed the northern state of Kelantan two times and Terengganu three times and in the past, formed governments in Kedah and Perak. The party holds 18 of the 222 seats in the federal House of Representatives and has elected parliamentarians or state assembly members in eight of the country's 13 states; the President is the party's chief office-holder. Abdul Hadi Awang has occupied the post since 2002. Under the President sits a Deputy President and three Vice-Presidents. There are two standing decision-making bodies of the party: the elected Central Working Committee, which deals with administrative and political affairs, the Syura Council, composed of clerics, which deals with religious matters.

The party has formal branches for youth. Harakah is the party's official newspaper; the post-World War II period, while Malaya was still under British colonial rule, saw the emergence of the country's first formal Islamic political movements. The Malay Nationalist Party, a left-wing nationalist organisation, was formed in 1945 and led by Burhanuddin al-Helmy, who would become the president of PAS. Out of the MNP arose the Pan-Malayan Supreme Islamic Council in 1947, MATA in turn formed the party Hizbul Muslimin in 1948; the central aim of Hizbul Muslimin was the establishment of an independent Malaya as an Islamic state. However, the party did not live beyond 1948; the Malayan Emergency of that year, while a British–Communist dispute, saw the colonial administration arrest a number of the party's leaders, the nascent group disbanded. The party served as a forerunner to PAS, supplying both the ideology upon which PAS was formed and some of PAS's key leaders in its early years. PAS was founded on 24 November 1951, as the Persatuan Islam Se-Malaya.

The formation of the party was the culmination of a growing movement among Muslim clerics within the United Malays National Organisation to formalise a discrete Islamic political organisation. However, at first, the lines between UMNO and the new party were blurred. PAS allowed dual membership of the two parties, many of its early senior leaders were UMNO members; the party's first president was an UMNO cleric. He lasted in the position only until 1953, when he fell out of favour with the party, now developing a more distinct identity, returned to the UMNO fold. Fuad's departure coincided with the end of dual membership; the party turned to Abbas Alias, a Western-educated medical doctor, as its second president, although he did not play an active role in the party and was little more than a nominal figurehead. The party's first electoral test was the pre-independence 1955 election to the Federal Legislative Council, the body that preceded the national parliament. 52 single-member seats were up for election.

Hampered by a lack of funds and party organisation, PAS succeeded in having only one candidate elected: Ahmad Tuan Hussein, a teacher at an Islamic school in Kerian, Perak. He was the only opposition member of the Council. PAS's performance in the election weakened its hand in negotiations with the British over the terms of Malayan independence, its advocacy for the protection of Malay and Muslim rights, including the recognition of Islam as the country's official religion, was ignored. Alias stepped down from the presidency in 1956, handing it voluntarily to the radical nationalist Burhanuddin al-Helmy; this change exemplified a broader trend among PAS's leadership in the late 1950s: the party's upper echelons became filled with nationalists and long-time UMNO opponents, replacing the UMNO clerics who had led the party. Burhanuddin al-Helmy, a prominent anti-colonialist, steered PAS in a socialist and nationalist direction and