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Old Trafford Cricket Ground

Old Trafford is a cricket ground in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. It opened in 1857 as the home of Manchester Cricket Club and has been the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club since 1864. From 2013 onwards it has been known as Emirates Old Trafford due to a sponsorship deal with the Emirates airline. Old Trafford is England's second oldest Test venue after The Oval and hosted the first Ashes Test in England in July 1884; the venue has hosted the Cricket World Cup five times. Old Trafford holds the record for both most World Cup matches hosted and most semi-finals hosted. In 1956, the first 10-wicket haul in a single innings was achieved by England bowler Jim Laker who achieved bowling figures of 19 wickets for 90 runs—a bowling record, unmatched in Test and first-class cricket. In the 1993 Ashes Test at Old Trafford, leg-spinner Shane Warne bowled Mike Gatting with the "Ball of the Century". Despite its rich cricket history, the venue was perceived as dilapidated and lost test status in 2009.

Extensive redevelopment of the ground to increase capacity and modernise facilities commenced soon after in an effort to safeguard international cricket at the venue. The development entailed the restoration of the pavilion and creation of The Point, a £12 million stand overlooking the pitch; the pitch at Old Trafford has been the quickest in England, but will take spin in the game. The site was first used as a cricket ground in 1857, when the Manchester Cricket Club moved onto the meadows of the de Trafford estate. Despite the construction of a large pavilion, Old Trafford's first years were rocky: accessible only along a footpath from the railway station, the ground was situated out in the country, games only attracted small crowds, it was not until the Roses match of 1875. When W. G. Grace brought Gloucestershire in 1878, Old Trafford saw 28,000 spectators over three days, this provoked improvements to access and facilities. In 1884, Old Trafford became the second English ground, after The Oval, to stage Test cricket: with the first day being lost to rain, England drew with Australia.

Expansion of the ground followed over the next decade, with the decision being taken to construct a new pavilion in 1894. The ground was purchased outright from the de Traffords in 1898, for £24,372, as crowds increased, with over 50,000 spectators attending the 1899 Test match. In 1902, the Australian Victor Trumper hit a hundred before lunch on the first day. Crowds fell through the early 20th century, the ground was closed during the First World War. Investment followed throughout the inter-war period, during this time, Lancashire experienced their most successful run to date, gaining four championship titles in five years. During the Second World War, Old Trafford was used as a transit camp for troops returning from Dunkirk, as a supply depot. In December 1940, the ground was hit by bombs, destroying several stands. Despite this damage—and the failure of an appeal to raise funds for repairs—cricket resumed promptly after the war, with German PoWs being paid a small wage to prepare the ground.

The'Victory Test' between England and Australia of August 1945 proved to be popular, with 76,463 seeing it over three days. Differences of opinion between the club's committee and players led to a bad run of form in the 1950s and early 1960s. After 1964, the situation was reversed, 1969 saw the first Indoor Cricket Centre opened. In 1956 Jim Laker became the first person to take all 10 wickets in a Test match innings, achieving figures of 10 for 53 in the fourth Test against Australia. Having taken 9 for 37 in the first innings, Laker ended the match with record figures of 19 for 90, which remain unmatched to this day. On 1 May 1963 the first one day cricket match took place at Old Trafford, as the Gillette Cup was launched. Lancashire beat Leicestershire in a preliminary knock-out game, as 16th and 17th finishers in the Championship the previous year, to decide who would fill the 16th spot in the One Day competition. Following Lancashire's reign as One Day champions in the 1970s, a programme of renovation and replacement was initiated in 1981.

This changed the face of the ground to the extent that, only the Pavilion "is recognisable to a visitor who last watched or played a game in, the early 1980s". In 1981 Ian Botham hit 118, including six sixes, which he has called "one of the three innings I would like to tell my grandchildren about". England went on to win the Ashes after being lampooned in the national media for such poor performances. In 1990, Sachin Tendulkar scored his first Test hundred at the age of 17—becoming the second-youngest centurion—to help India draw. In 1993, Shane Warne bowled the "Ball of the Century" to Mike Gatting at the ground. In the same game, Graham Gooch was out handling the ball for 133—only the sixth out of nine times this has happened. In 1995, Dominic Cork took a hat-trick for England against the West Indies. In 2000, both Mike Atherton and Alec Stewart played their hundredth Tests, against the West Indies. In the Third Test of the 2005 Ashes series the match ended in a nailbiting draw, with 10,000 fans shut out of the ground on the final day as tickets were sold out.

England went on to win the series regaining the Ashes for the first time since 1986


Cetraro is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. The'Ndrangheta, an Italian mafia syndicate, has been accused by pentito Francesco Fonti, a former member of'Ndrangheta, of sinking at least 30 ships loaded with toxic waste, much of it radioactive. In 2005, Fonti revealed the conspiracy in the news magazine L'espresso, his statements led to widespread investigations into the radioactive waste disposal rackets, involving Giorgio Comerio and his disposal company, the Odm. According to Fonti a manager of Enea paid the clan to get rid of 600 drums of toxic and radioactive waste from Italy, France and the US, with Somalia as the destination, where the waste was buried after buying off local politicians. Former employees of Enea are suspected of paying the criminals to take waste off their hands in the 1980s and 1990s. Shipments to Somalia continued into the 1990s, while the'Ndrangheta clan blew up shiploads of waste, including radioactive hospital waste, sending them to the sea bed off the Calabrian coast.

Fonti revealed that he sank three ships and identified a wreck located 28 kilometres off the coast of Cetraro, in Calabria, by environmental workers as MV Cunsky and says he sunk it himself in 1992, complete with 120 barrels of toxic and radioactive waste. He said `. Fonti had been put on the job by his boss Sebastiano Romeo of the'Ndrangheta clan from San Luca in collaboration with Giuseppe Giorgi. Another ` Ndrangheta boss involved was Natale Iamonte. However, the vessel they surveyed off Cetraro in deep waters off the coast of Calabria turned out to be a passenger steamship sunk by a German submarine in 1917. One of the prosecutors questioned the reliability of Fonti on the alleged sinkings, despite the fact that his collaboration with the authorities since 1994 had resulted in high-profile arrests of'Ndrangheta members involved in drug trafficking. Riccardo Pizzuti actor Andreoli, Carlo. Chiese di Cetraro – Storia, fede, pietà popolare nei "nostri" luoghi di culto. Editoriale progetto 2000.

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1963 New York Yankees season

The 1963 New York Yankees season was the 61st season for the team in New York, its 63rd season overall. The team finished with a record of 104–57, winning their 28th pennant, finishing 10½ games ahead of the Chicago White Sox. New York was managed by Ralph Houk; the Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they were defeated by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 4 games, the first time the Yankees had been swept in the World Series. November 26, 1962: Bill Skowron was traded by the Yankees to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Stan Williams. Elston Howard became the first black player in the history of the American League to win the AL Most Valuable Player award. April 29, 1963: Curt Blefary was selected off waivers from the Yankees by the Baltimore Orioles as a first-year waiver pick. Note: Pos = Position. = Batting average. = Batting average.

Johnson County Executive Airport

Johnson County Executive Airport is a public airport located four miles southeast of the central business district of Olathe, a city in Johnson County, Kansas, USA. Measured by number of aircraft operations, the facility was the third-busiest airport in the state of Kansas in 2011; the airport was on the FAA's list of airports where the control tower could be closed in September 2013, however it remains in operation. The airport was built as a Naval Auxiliary field for use in World War II, it was deeded to the city of Olathe in 1951, to Johnson County in 1967. The airport has over 50,000 yearly operations, with 143 aircraft based at the airport. On March 7, 2017 a severe storm damaged several hangars and airplanes at Johnson County Executive Airport; the damages were blamed on straight line winds reaching 80 to 85 mph. Johnson County Executive Airport covers 568 acres and has one runway and one helipad: Runway 18/36: 4,098 x 75 ft. Surface: Concrete Helipad H1: 100 x 75 ft. Surface: Asphalt Kansas City Aviation Center is an FBO at Johnson County Executive Airport and an authorized Pilatus, Piper aircraft dealership and service center.

It was a Diamond Aircraft dealership and service center. Air Associates of Kansas is an FBO at Johnson County Executive Airport and an authorized Cessna Service Center and Cessna Pilot Center. Air Associates provides flight training, maintenance, hangar, aircraft tiedowns and pilot supplies. Airport Master Record available as a printable form OJC Official website FAA Airport Diagram, effective February 27, 2020 Resources for this airport: FAA airport information for OJC AirNav airport information for KOJC ASN accident history for OJC FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker NOAA/NWS weather observations: current, past three days SkyVector aeronautical chart, Terminal Procedures

Crescent gunnel

Pholis laeta, common name the crescent gunnel, is a species of marine fish in the family Pholidae, the gunnels. It is a small fish that can breathe air, it is found along the Pacific coast in shallow waters. Pholis laeta, like other gunnels, is somewhat eel-like, it grows to a maximum length of 25 cm. It was once confused with Pholis ornata; this fish is able to breathe air. This species is found in the eastern Pacific: Bering Sea coast of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands to Crescent City, northern California, USA; this species is found as far north as the Bering Sea along Aleutian Islands. It occurs along the coast of the eastern Pacific Ocean down to Crescent City in northern California, United States. Pholis laeta lives in marine areas, it may be found out of water under seaweed or rocks. It is known to live in the demersal zone at depths of up to 73 metres; this fish is common in such habitats as tide pools and in intertidal environmentsm and may be found under rocks that are protected by seaweed.

This species eats marine worms as well as small species of crustacean

Giuseppe Cambini

Giuseppe Maria Gioacchino Cambini was an Italian composer and violinist. Information about his life is scarcely traceable. Louis-Gabriel Michaud, French scholar and François-Joseph Fétis, Belgian musicologist, drafted his biography, Cambini himself speaks about his past in an article published in Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung in 1804. However, all of these documents are full of errors and, need to be verified, it is not possible to confirm his first studies. It is possible he is connected in some way to father Giovanni Battista Martini, more to Filippo Manfredi, certainly his violin teacher. Fétis wrote about his unfortunate operatic debut in Naples in 1766, after which, during his return to Livorno by the sea, Cambini was kidnapped by pirates, who treated him until his liberation by a Venetian aristocrat; the narration by the Belgian holds much resemblance to a story in the poetic periodical Correspondance littéraire, philosophique et critique, a fact that reduces its reliability. In the article found in Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung in 1804, Cambini claims to have played the viola in a string quartet with Luigi Boccherini, Pietro Nardini and his teacher Manfredi for six months in 1767.

If what he says is true, this quartet would represent the first formation of this emerging genre in Italy, if not in all of Europe. For many years, this information fostered a gigantic legend about the importance of the role of Cambini in defining the string quartet, he was one of the many who, in the same period, contributed to the development of the genre. The first information that we have, certain is his arrival in Paris at the beginning of the 1770s, where he remained for 20 years, composed oratorios, concert compositions, as well as chamber and theatrical compositions, he performed his violin concertos. More than 600 compositions were published with his name in the French capital until 1800, of which more than 80 are symphonies concertante, his success in composing for the sinfonia concertante genre inspired the rivalry of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who in 1778 accused Cambini of having obstructed the performance of his symphony KV 297b at the Concert Spirituel, because Cambini was jealous of its perfection.

The skepticism with regard to Cambini is not observed from any other composer. Conversely, Gluck, in the same years recommended him as an upstanding and honest man. Therefore, it is probable; the accusation by Mozart is not valid because of the fact that the power of Cambini in Paris did not reach the level that Mozart claimed. In fact, the musical press paid less than gratifying attention to Cambini's vast production, he was cited few times in the contemporary critiques, his career as a violinist is less appreciated than other contemporary soloists of the time. His greatest successes, as aforementioned, were the sinfonie concertanti and his quartets, which Mozart praised, his easy style and brilliant, open only just enough to innovation, rendered him a sort of protector of the galant Parisian style, many of his pieces were favorably accepted in London as well as in America, but his theatrical works, were always torn to shreds. Moreover, from 1785 it was affirmed in France of the more complex Viennese style, to which he tried to awkwardly join, undermining his fame, damaging his reputation in the press of the German area.

In 1788, he became manager of the Théâtre Beaujolais, he worked there during the revolutionary turmoil until 1791. His endurance permitted continuity of a high-quality operatic offering in the years of the Republic. During the time of the Terror, beginning in 1791, he directed the Théâtre Louvois, which due to the economic crisis caused by the war was forced to close in 1794; the crisis affected many, as well as the estate of Cambini, it constricted him to find different work opportunities. Beginning in 1794, he accepted a salary from the gunsmith Armand Séguin, for whom he gave private concerts and composed more than 100 quartets, he composed patriotic anthems for the newborn Republic. He taught violin and composition privately. In addition, he transcribed opera arias of other authors for any buyer, he accepted editorial commissions. At the beginning of the 1800s, Cambini signed contracts with periodicals and magazines, including the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung and Tablettes de Polymne, which published his articles until 1811.

From that moment, Cambini disappears without leaving any trace in any documents. Michaud affirms that he died in Holland in 1818, information that satisfies scholars and has a certain amount of credibility, while Fétis recounts his painful and tragic admission to a mental hospital in Bicêtre, where he was found dead in 1825. There proves to be more that 600 examples of works by Cambini diffused throughou