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Norfolk Tides

The Norfolk Tides are a professional minor league baseball team in the Triple-A International League. They play at Harbor Park in Virginia. Since 2007 they have been a farm team of the Baltimore Orioles; the franchise began its history in the South Atlantic League in 1961 as the Portsmouth-Norfolk Tides, playing at Lawrence Stadium in Portsmouth. The main newspaper of South Hampton Roads, The Virginian-Pilot, ran a contest to determine the team name. Although the chosen name was "Mariners", the Pilot′s editor overruled the contest, deciding he liked the alliteration of "Tidewater Tides." The Tides spent their first year as an "independent" team with no direct major-league affiliation, but became a St. Louis Cardinals affiliate the following season. However, the South Atlantic League decided to pull out of Virginia in 1963, threatening the future of minor-league baseball in the Hampton Roads area. A local group was able to convince the Carolina League to expand by two teams, one of them being the Tides.

In 1969, the New York Mets moved their Triple-A International League affiliate known as the Jacksonville Suns, from Jacksonville, Florida to Portsmouth. The team took up the Tides name and the previous owners continued to run the team under the Mets' ownership, their first year in Triple-A ended with a pennant. At the same time, the Mets and the city of Norfolk cooperated to build the team's next home, Met Park; the Tides won the Governors' Cup, the International League championship, in 1972, 1975, 1982, 1983, 1985. They had the league's best regular-season record in 1987 but lost in the playoffs. In 1983, they won the Triple-A World Series. In 1992, ground was broken on the club's current home of Harbor Park, the Tides moved into the new facility in 1993; this period was a time of change in several other ways. First, in 1992, the Mets sold the franchise to a group led by Tampa businessman Ken Young. At the time the Tides moved into Harbor Park, the team replaced the "Tidewater" in its name with that of Norfolk for marketing reasons and for political considerations, as the city of Norfolk had facilitated the financing and building of Harbor Park.

In 1993, The Tides introduced their mascot Rip Tide. The Mets and Tides ended their affiliation after the 2006 season. At the time, their 38-year association was the second longest in Triple-A, behind the Atlanta–Richmond partnership, which dated to 1966; the Baltimore Orioles signed a Player Development Contract with the Tides on September 25, 2006. Maryland Baseball Holding LLC, which owns the Tides owns two other Orioles-affiliated minor-league clubs, the Bowie Baysox and the Frederick Keys; the Tides have won the Governors' Cup, the championship of the International League, five times, played in the championship series nine times. 1971 – Lost to Rochester 1972 – Defeated Louisville 1975 – Defeated Syracuse 1982 – Defeated Rochester 1983 – Defeated Richmond 1985 – Defeated Columbus 1987 – Lost to Columbus 1988 – Lost to Rochester 1995 – Lost to OttawaIn 1983, the Tides won the Triple-A World Series. Marty Brennaman, Cincinnati Reds, 1974–present, The Baseball Network, 1994–95 Pete Van Wieren, Atlanta Braves, 1977–2008, The Baseball Network, 1994–95 Charlie Slowes, New York Mets, 1988, 1991, Baltimore Orioles 1989–90, MLB on CBS Radio 1988–90, Tampa Bay Rays, 1998–2004, Washington Nationals, 2005–present Ken Levine, Baltimore Orioles, 1991, Seattle Mariners, 1992–94, 2011–12, San Diego Padres, 1995–1997, Los Angeles Dodgers, 2008–2010 Todd Kalas, New York Mets, 1992, Philadelphia Phillies, 1994–96, Tampa Bay Rays, 1998–2016, Houston Astros, 2016–present David Glass, San Francisco Giants, 1981–85 Bob Rathbun, Detroit Tigers, 1992–94, Atlanta Braves, 1998–2006 Bob Socci, New England Patriots, 2013–present Official website

Happy Birthday, Marsha!

Happy Birthday, Marsha! is a fictional short film that imagines gay and transgender rights pioneers Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera in the hours leading to the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City; the film stars Mya Taylor as Marsha P. Johnson, it was written and produced by Tourmaline and Sasha Wortzel. The filmmakers raised over $25,000 on Kickstarter to fund the film; the film is a sponsored project of Women Make Movies. As of January 2018, Happy Birthday, Marsha! is in post-production. The film, Happy Birthday, Marsha!, was released in 2018. The film received some press after Tourmaline accused David France of using some of her labor in his own film on Johnson's life, which France denied; the film has been described as "ahistorical". The movie claims that Johnson was throwing a birthday party on the night of Stonewall riot. However, Johnson's birthday was documented to be August 24, therefore Johnson couldn't be throwing a birthday party in June as the movie depicted; the movie claims that Sylvia Rivera was fighting with Marsha P Johnson in Stonewall riot, but her presence in the riot has been denied by many Stonewall veterans, including Johnson herself.

Johnson claimed that Rivera has "fallen asleep in Bryant Park after taking heroin" at the outbreak of Stonewall riot, Johnson "woke her up to tell her about the riots". The film depicts Marsha P Johnson as the first person to fight back the police, but this account is denied by Johnson herself. Johnson stated that she arrived at the bar at two o' clock, "the place was on fire... it was a raid already. The riots had started." Therefore, Johnson was not the first person to fight back at Stonewall riot. Official website

Don't Tell Anyone

Don't Tell Anyone is a 2015 Peabody Award-winning documentary film directed by Mikaela Shwer focusing on immigrant activist Angy Rivera as she shares her parallel journey of coming out of the shadows as undocumented and a survivor of sexual abuse. The film premiered as part of PBS's POV series on September 21, 2015 and was a co-production with Latino Public Broadcasting with additional support from ITVS. There were 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants in the U. S. in 2014. As of 2013 the Obama administration deported a record 438,421 undocumented immigrants in the U. S.with more than 2 million deportations since Obama took office. Since the age of 4, Angy Rivera has lived in the United States with a secret that threatens to upend her life: She is undocumented. Now 24 and facing an uncertain future, Rivera becomes an activist for undocumented youth with a popular advice blog, Ask Angy, a YouTube channel boasting more than 27,000 views, she steps out of the shadows a second time to share her story of sexual abuse and how it shapes her and her mother's journey through the visa process.

Shwer first reached out to Rivera after reading an article about her in the New York Daily News. She followed Angy for the next three years including through the process of applying for a U visa, set aside for victims of crimes who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse and are willing to assist law enforcement and government officials in the investigation or prosecution of the criminal activity

Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater

"Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater" is an idiomatic expression for an avoidable error in which something good is eliminated when trying to get rid of something bad, or in other words, rejecting the favorable along with the unfavorable. A different explanation suggests this flexible catchphrase has to do with discarding the essential while retaining the superfluous because of excessive zeal; this idiom derives from a German proverb, das Kind mit dem Bade ausschütten. The earliest record of this phrase is in Narrenbeschwörung by Thomas Murner, it is a common catchphrase in German, with examples of its use in work by Martin Luther, Johannes Kepler, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Otto von Bismarck, Thomas Mann, Günter Grass. Thomas Carlyle adapted the concept in an 1849 essay on slavery: And if true, it is important for us, in reference to this Negro Question and some others; the Germans say, "you must empty-out the bathing-tub, but not the baby along with it." Fling-out your dirty water with all zeal, set it careening down the kennels.

Carlyle is urging his readers to join in the struggle to end slavery, but he encourages them to be mindful of the need to try to avoid harming the slaves in the process. The meaning and intent of the English idiomatic expression is sometimes presented in different terms. Throw out the champagne with the cork Empty the baby out with the bath Karl Pilkington - Throwing the Baby Out with the Bathwater on YouTube — audio excerpt from the Ricky Gervais Show

Dead Nation

Dead Nation is a top-down shoot'em up video game for the PlayStation 3 developed by video game developer Housemarque. It was released on November 30, 2010 in North America, December 1 in the PAL region, on PlayStation Network. Dead Nation takes place in a world afflicted by a zombie apocalypse; the player can fight different types of zombies. Dead Nation was one of the games given by Sony as part of their'Welcome Back' package because of the PlayStation Network outage. In February 2014 a PlayStation 4 version of the game titled the Apocalypse Edition was announced along with the PlayStation Vita version; the original Road of Devastation downloadable content was included for the PS3 and Vita versions, the PS4 version was free for PlayStation Plus subscribers in March 2014. The PS4 and Vita versions were ported to Japan for release on May 29, 2014. Players are awarded score multipliers and money. Money is used to purchase and upgrade weapons at checkpoints, multipliers to grant better scores; each time players are hit, they lose multipliers and health.

Players fight their way through ten levels, using weapon shops that allow weapon upgrading and armor swapping. Throughout the levels, players can find boxes that hold ammunition, money, or armor pieces, loot cars and trunks for money. If a car is blown up before being looted, the loot is lost. At times the players are trapped in areas where they must survive until they have accomplished a certain goal. Armor sets influence strength and agility. Zombies are attracted by flares, car alarms, grenades and vending machines. Zombies can be killed by environmental hazards. Players can encounter a variety of zombies. Players can use a rush attack against zombies, as well as a variety of weaponry; the metagame allows players to follow their country's progress in relation to other countries, as well as local leaderboards. Using the PlayStation Network, players are grouped with other players from their country; when a country is rid of zombies, a new infection cycle begins. Multiplayer can be online for two players.

Society has collapsed and most of the world's population have become zombies due to a virus outbreak. A year the protagonists are preparing to leave their shelter in search of food and water, they are immune to the current strain of the virus. After reaching a gas station, they pick up a radio transmission, they head to a police station, in search for a means to strengthen the radio signal, but find out they need to get to higher ground to do so. After picking up the transmission, they are contacted by a Doctor Morton, who tells them he works for Egogate Pharmacy company, that he is developing a cure, but need two things: a sample of their DNA and a tissue sample from Patient Zero, named Douglas Bane, the first human being to be infected, they fight their way through infested streets and, at the hospital, they find out that the body was buried in a nearby graveyard. It is revealed. However, the body was moved again to Raven's Field Airport, north of the harbor, so they head there and, after collecting Bane's head, they fly using an abandoned helicopter to the underground facility, where they are welcomed by the doctor and told that they will be injected with a serum to be synthesized by their bodies and they will be living sources of the cure.

However, they are to be turned into biological weapons, controlled by the company to do their bidding. Realizing that they have nothing to lose, there is no way out, they bite a cyanide capsule they have implanted inside their molar, in case they are overwhelmed by zombies, to prevent enduring the pain of being eaten alive; as the doctor notes that they are dying, he rushes to see what is happening, but the zombie virus has mutated and they have been infected, turning into zombies right after the capsule is opened. Their first kill is the doctor. Assuming the first person nature of the narrative, it is implied that they have become sentient zombies; the PlayStation 3 version of Dead Nation received "generally favorable reviews", while the PlayStation 4 and Vita versions received "average" reviews, according to the review aggregation website Metacritic. The game engine was noted for supporting large numbers of zombies on screen as well as impressive lighting effects. In 2013, the PS3 version was included in IGN's Top 25 PlayStation Network Games, at position 12.

Dead Nation lacked online voice chat upon release, but an update released on March 10, 2011 added this feature. The update included laser sight upgrades for guns and display improvements including visual indications when the rush meter fills and when players take damage. A DLC expansion called Road of Devastation was released in September 2011 for the PS3, in April 2014 for the PlayStation Vita; the pack focuses on continuous survival, presents players with upgrade paths instead of stages. Each round ends by returning to a laboratory, where the player receives prizes for their achievements before starting the next round. There are three main paths. Once a round is completed, the player cannot re-enter the same path in the following round. Gameplay has been altered compared to the main game; when a player in co-op mode opens a box with money, the amount acquired is only given to the player that opened the box. Zombie strength and speed increase with each round; the game end

Worm Tamer

"Worm Tamer" is a song by alternative rock group Grinderman, written collectively by the band with lyrics by frontman Nick Cave and music by Warren Ellis, Martyn P. Casey and Jim Sclavunos; the song was released as the band's fifth single and second single from their second studio album, Grinderman 2, on 22 November 2010. The song was debuted live on the BBC music programme, Later... with Jools Holland, on 21 September 2010, alongside the former single "Heathen Child" and succeeding single "Palaces of Montezuma." Speaking of the song, several members of Grinderman described it as: "one of the most extraordinary songs I've been involved in in all the years of making music". It's one that's going to be interesting to play live." Written during album's sessions in 2008, the song received initial release in September 2010 on the Grinderman 2. The song was described on Pitchfork as "almost comically lascivious" with Popmatters further adding that "the industrial clang and jungle sweat on "Worm Tamer", which sounds the most uncontrolled, but holds its shape until the end".

Digital download"Worm Tamer" – 3:13Limited edition 12" vinyl"Worm Tamer" – 3:13 "Worm Tamer" "Worm Tamer" GrindermanNick Cave – lead vocals, electric guitar, piano, production Warren Ellis – acoustic guitar, violin, electric bouzouki, electric mandolin, backing vocals, production Martyn Caseybass guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals, production Jim Sclavunos – drums, backing vocals, productionTechnical personnelNick Launay – production, engineering Kevin Paul – co-production Tom Hough – assistant production David "Saxon" Greenep – assistant production Russell Fawkus – assistant production