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Charlie Grant

Charles Grant Jr. was an African American second baseman in Negro League baseball. Grant nearly crossed the baseball color line decades before Jackie Robinson when Major League Baseball manager John McGraw attempted to pass him off as a Native American named "Tokohama". Grant was born in Cincinnati, the son of an African American horse trainer, Charles Grant, mother, Mary. A good fielder, Grant was of "medium height" and weighed 160 pounds and hit right-handed; when star second basemen Sol White and Bud Fowler left the Page Fence Giants after just one season, Charlie Grant replaced them in 1896. Grant and Page Fence defeated White's new team, the Cuban X-Giants, ten games to five to win an 1896 championship series played in various southern Michigan and Ohio towns. Page Fence disbanded in 1899 and Grant moved with most of the players to the Columbia Giants of Chicago, he captained the Columbia Giants for at least part of one season. After spending 1900 with Columbia, Grant was working as a bellhop at the Eastman Hotel in Hot Springs, Arkansas in March 1901.

John McGraw and the new American League's Baltimore Orioles began training that season in Hot Springs and staying at the Eastland. McGraw saw Grant playing baseball with his co-workers around the hotel and recognized that Grant had a level of talent suitable for the major leagues. McGraw decided to disguise the light-skinned, straight-haired Grant as a Cherokee and gave him the name Charlie Tokohama, anecdotally after noticing a creek named "Tokohama" on a map in the hotel. McGraw's scheme began unravelling when the team travelled to Chicago, where Grant had played for the previous few years. To celebrate Grant's return, his African American friends staged a conspicuous ceremony, including a flower bouquet. Chicago White Sox President Charles Comiskey soon objected to "Tokohama" and affirmed that he was Grant. Grant maintained his disguise, claiming that his father was white and that his mother was Cherokee and living in Lawrence, Kansas. McGraw persisted but claimed that "Tokohama" was inexperienced on defense, left him off his Opening Day roster.

Grant never played in the major leagues. Grant played for the Cuban X-Giants in 1903. After Sol White's Philadelphia Giants were defeated in the 1903 "colored championship", White overhauled the team including hiring Charlie Grant to replace Frank Grant. In 1905, Charlie Grant, shortstop Grant Johnson and third baseman Bill Monroe were considered one of the best infields in Negro League history. Grant and the Giants won the championship in 1906, he played for the Fe club in 1906. He played for the Lincoln Giants, Quaker Giants, New York Black Sox and Cincinnati Stars, last playing in 1916. Grant's 1918 military registration card lists his home address as 802 Blair Avenue in Cincinnati and his birth date as August 31, 1877 – three years than his accepted birth date, his mother is listed as a contact at the same address and his employment as "janitor" at the same address as his home, through a company called "Thomas Emery and Sons."In July 1932, Grant was killed while sitting in front of a Cincinnati apartment building where he worked as a janitor.

A passing automobile hit him. Grant was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery and his grave is a short distance from fellow second baseman, Baseball Hall of Fame member Miller Huggins. Bak, Richard. Turkey Stearnes and the Detroit Stars. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-2582-3. Lutzke, Mitch; the Page Fence Giants, A History of Black Baseball's Pioneering Champions. McFarland & Company, Inc. Jefferson, North Carolina. ISBN 978-1-4766-7165-9Peterson, Robert. Only the Ball was White. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-507637-0. Riley, James A.. "Grant, Charles". The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues. Carroll & Graf. pp. 330. ISBN 0-7867-0959-6. Charlie Grant, Personal profiles at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. – identical to Riley White, Sol. Sol White's History of Colored Baseball with Other Documents on the Early Black Game, 1886–1936. Introduction by Jerry Malloy. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 0-8032-9783-1. Cuban League statistics and player information from Seamheads.com, or Baseball-Reference

Aris Thessaloniki

Athlitikos Syllogos Aris Thessalonikis, means Athletic Club Aris Thessaloniki, is a major Greek multi-sport club founded on 25 March 1914 in Thessaloniki. The club's colours are gold of glory and black; the club is named after Ares, the ancient Greek God of War, but associated with courage and masculinity, inspired by the successful military operations of the Kingdom of Greece during the Balkan Wars, the liberation of Thessaloniki in 1912 from the Ottoman empire. Its image is portrayed on the club's emblem. Nicknamed God of War, Aris was one of the strongest Greek clubs during the Interwar period with champion teams in football and water polo; until nowadays maintains a remarkable tradition in basketball, while "established" the sport in the country with the great star player Nikos Galis and the team of the 1980s, voted as the best Greek team of the 20th century. Aris is considered to be one of the most important Greek sport clubs and today maintains departments in many sports, including: Aris FC - Football Aris BC - Basketball Aris Volleyball Club - Volleyball Aris Water Polo - Water Polo Aris Baseball - Baseball Aris Ice Hockey - Ice Hockey Super League Greece Winners: 1927–28, 1931–32, 1945–46 Runners-up: 1922–23, 1929–30, 1932–33, 1979–80 Greek Cup Winners: 1969–70 Runners-up: 1931–32, 1932–33, 1939–40, 1949–50, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2007–08, 2009–10 Greater Greece Cup Winners: 1971 Greek LeagueWinners: 1929–30, 1978–79, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91 Runners-up: 1928-29, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1975–76, 1981–82, 1983-84Greek CupWinners: 1984–85, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1997–98, 2003–04 Runners-up: 1983–84, 1992–93, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2013–14, 2016–17FIBA Saporta Cup / EuroCup BasketballWinners: 1992–93 Runners-up: 2005–06FIBA Korać Cup Winners: 1996–97FIBA EuroCup ChallengeWinners: 2002–03 Greek Volleyball League: Winners: 1996–97 Runners-up: 1993–94, 1995–96,Greek Super Cup: Winners: 1996–97 Greek League Winners: 1927–28, 1928–29, 1929–30, 1931–32 Runners-up: 1930–31 2 Greek championships, Women: 1994, 1995 4 Greek Championships: 1989, 1990, 1991, 2011 1 Greek Championship:2007 1 Greek Cup: 2007 1'Beach Korfball Championship: 2008 1 Greek Championship: 2009 1 Greek Championship:2009 3 Greek Cups: 2007, 2008, 2009 1 Balkan Cup: 2009 1 Greek Championship, Women: 1994 1 Greek Championship, Men: 1972 1 Greek Indoor Championship, Women: 1991 1 Greek Cup, Women: 1988 2 Greek Cross Country Championship, Women: 1961, 1962 The hymn of Aris or Aris Niketes is the anthem of the club.

It was written in 1926. The lyrics were written by Georgios Kitsos and the music by Secondo Poselli, son of the famous architect Vitaliano Poselli; the orchestration was made by the famous classic composer Emilios Riadis. Football: Nikolaos Aggelakis, Kostas Vikelidis, Nikiphoros Vikelidis, Nikos Kitsos, Argyris Argyriadis, Kleanthis Vikelidis, Kostas Veliadis, Manolis Keramidas, Takis Loukanidis, Alketas Panagoulias, Konstantinos Drampis, Giorgos Zindros, Stelios Papafloratos, Theodoros Pallas, Alekos Alexiadis, Dinos Kouis, Vasilis Dimitriadis, Apostolos Liolidis, Traianos Dellas, Angelos Charisteas, Avraam Papadopoulos, Sergio Koke, Darcy Dolce Neto, Vangelis PlatellasBasketball: Manthos Matthaiou, Faidon Matthaiou, Anestis Petalidis, Michalis Romanidis, Vangelis Alexandris, Charis Papageorgiou, Nikos Filippou, Stojko Vranković, Vassilis Lipiridis, Lefteris Subotić, Giannis Ioannidis, Panagiotis Giannakis, Nikos Galis, Miroslav Pecarski, Roy Tarpley, Harold Ellis, Walter Berry, José Ortiz, Charles Shackleford, Dinos Angelidis, Panagiotis Liadelis, Giorgos Sigalas, Will Solomon, Nestoras Kommatos, Jeremiah Massey, Bryant Dunston, Kostas Sloukas, Kostas Papanikolaou, Sasha VezenkovVolleyball: Lyubomir Ganev, Plamen Konstantinov, Michalis Alexandropoulos, Giannis Melkas, Thanassis Moustakidis, Dimitris Modiotis, Kostas Prousalis, Nikos Smaragdis, Riley Salmon, Clayton StanleyWater polo: Stelios Dimitriou, Agisilaos Zografos, Fotis Zografos Football Basketball Aris Thessaloniki F.

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Tesfaye Dinka

Tesfaye Dinka Yadessa was Minister of Finance, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister of Ethiopia. He was the head of the delegation of the Ethiopian Government during the London Conference of 1991 which aimed to end the Ethiopian Civil War. Born in 1939, in Ambo, Tesfaye was an ethnic Oromo, he did his elementary education in Ambo, attended the General Wingate Secondary School in Addis Ababa. He did his BA from the American University of Beirut, an MBA and MSc in Industrial Engineering from Syracuse University, he was a leading member of the regime of Mengistu Haile Mariam and alternate member of the Politburo of the Workers' Party of Ethiopia. Prior to his appointment as Prime Minister, Tesfaye served in various ministerial posts, successively as Acting Minister of National Resources Development, Minister of Industry and Foreign Affairs, he was the member of Mengistu’s civilian high-level officials with no blood on his hand. He was a technocrat and had no say on Mengistu’s monumental decision such as the infamous collectivization program of the mid-80s which uprooted thousands peasants from the northern part of the country and resettled them in the southern and western part of Ethiopia.

Tesfaye Dinka is considered by many to have been a moderate member of the Mengistu regime, part of the faction of government officials who advised Mengistu to negotiate with the Eritrean People's Liberation Front and the Tigray People's Liberation Front. In the last days of Mengistu's rule, he was appointed Prime Minister, he led the government delegation to the abortive London peace conference of 27 May 1991, intended to broker an end to the Ethiopian Civil War. Other attendees included Isaias Afwerki who led the EPLF, Meles Zenawi the leader of the TPLF, Lencho Letta the deputy secretary general of the Oromo Liberation Front. US Assistant Secretary of State Herman J. Cohen served as mediator. Ostensibly, the conference was supposed to explore ways to set up a transitional government in Ethiopia, but it was overtaken by events before its formal start; the talks had yet to get under way when Cohen received a message claiming that Lieutenant General Tesfaye Gebre Kidan, acting President of Ethiopia, had lost control of the government's remaining armed units and Addis Ababa was threatened with a complete breakdown of law and order.

To prevent uncontrolled destruction and looting, Cohen recommended that EPRDF forces move into Addis Ababa and establish control. Although Tesfaye Dinka strenuously objected, he spoke from a position of weakness and could not prevail, he and the government delegation publicly stated that they will boycott the meeting, thus the London conference continued the next day without the participation of the government delegation. Tesfaye worked in the 1990s for other agencies, he lived for years in the U. S. and was a Senior Advisor to the Global Coalition for Africa, an organization dedicated to the economic development of Africa. Tesfaye died on 6 December 2016 in Fairfax, aged 77, was survived by his wife, four children and four grandchildren

.308×1.5-inch Barnes

The.308×1.5" Barnes is a wildcat cartridge based on the.308 Winchester. The cartridge is similar to the 7.62×39mm Russian cartridge though it outperforms the Soviet cartridge. It was designed by Frank C. Barnes in March 1961 by shortening the.308 Winchester to 1.5 in and giving it a shoulder angle of 20° similar to the parent cartridge. The first rifles commissioned for the developmental work by Barnes for the.308×1.5" cartridge were a Swedish Model 96 Mauser with a 1 in 12 twist built by Les Corbet and a Remington Rolling Block with a 1 in 10 twist built by P. O. Ackley. Due to the weights of the bullet and the performance of the cartridge, the 1 in 12 twist became the standard by consensus; the legacy of the Barnes cartridge is found in its progeny cartridges. The.308×1.5" caused a wildcatting craze, which had individuals necking the cartridge down to.224.243.264.284 and necking up to.338 and.375. Due to the cartridges’ efficiency and accuracy, many of these cartridges, such as the.22 BR, 6mm BR, 6mm BR Norma, 7mm BR, and.30 BR, went on to become popular benchrest cartridges and some of these were adopted by mainstream ammunition manufacturers.

The.308×1.5" was one of the original short fat cartridge designs, having a length to width ratio of 3.17. The short fat cartridge design is considered to promote shot to shot consistency. The.308×1.5" Barnes cartridge is comparable to cartridges such as the 7.62×39mm and the.30-30 Winchester. The.308×1.5" is capable of launching a 150 gr bullet at 2,500 ft/s. While the Barnes and 7.62×39 are similar length, the Barnes has a greater body girth, which provides a greater propellant capacity which in turn contributes to its performance advantage. While the.30-30 Winchester has about a 16% greater capacity over the Barnes cartridge, the.30-30 has a SAAMI-recommended pressure limit of 42,000 psi. For this reason, most factory.30-30 ammunition loaded with a 150 gr bullet achieves a mere 2,390 ft/s. Furthermore, the Barnes cartridge is capable of launching heavier bullets than the 7.62×39 and has the advantage of using spitzer bullets and is chambered in strong bolt-action rifles, whereas the.30-30 is loaded with round-nose or flat-nose bullets due to the fact that it is chambered in lever-action rifles with tubular magazines.

The.308×1.5" Barnes was intended as a short range deer cartridge that could be used as a varmint and predator cartridge. Loaded with the 150 gr cartridge, it is capable of taking deer-sized game out to 150 yd. For predator and varmint hunting, bullets weighing 90–125 gr are used. De Haas, Frank. Bolt Action Rifles - 4th Edition. Donnelly, John J.. The Handloader's Manual of Cartridge Conversions. Howell, Ken. Designing and Forming Custom Cartridges. Barnes, Frank C.. McPherson, M. L.. Cartridges of the World

Revenge (1990 film)

Revenge is a 1990 romantic thriller film directed by Tony Scott and starring Kevin Costner, Anthony Quinn, Madeleine Stowe, Miguel Ferrer and Sally Kirkland. Some scenes were filmed in Mexico; the film is a production of New World Pictures and Rastar Films and was released by Columbia Pictures. Revenge features one of John Leguizamo's earliest film roles; the film is based on a novella written by Jim Harrison, published in Esquire magazine in 1979. Harrison co-wrote the script for the film. Michael J. "Jay" Cochran is a U. S. Navy aviator, he receives a matched pair of Beretta shotguns and an invitation from his wealthy friend Tiburon "Tibey" Mendez to spend time at his hacienda in Mexico. Tibey is a powerful crime boss surrounded by bodyguards. In Mexico, Cochran meets Tibey's beautiful young wife, who lives in lavish surroundings but is unhappy because her much-older husband does not want children, feeling pregnancy would spoil her looks. Jay presents Tibey with a Navy G-1 leather flight jacket.

But he rubs Tibey's suspicious right-hand man Cesar the wrong way by behaving independently and not acting like an employee. After a dinner Tibey conducts a private meeting with business associates, killing one of them, while elsewhere Miryea and Jay get better acquainted, developing an attraction for each other. During a party, with Tibey and his men nearby and Miryea secretly have sex; the affair continues until Jay tells her he intends to leave Mexico, worried that Tibey will become aware of the situation. Miryea begs him to stay, they arrange a secret rendezvous at a remote cabin in Mexico. Miryea tells Tibey that she will be visiting her sister in Miami, but Tibey overhears a telephone conversation in which Miryea asks her sister to lie for her. Tibey drives Mireya to the airport, giving her one last kiss. Jay is secretly waiting inside the airport, they drive off to the cabin. At their hideaway, they are surprised by his men. Jay's beloved dog, Rocky is shot dead. Calling Miryea a "faithless whore", Tibey strikes her and cuts her across the mouth with a knife, as Tibey's henchmen viciously beat Jay.

Miryea takes Jay's military tags with her. After setting fire to the cabin, they dump Jay in the desert. Miryea is placed in a whorehouse, where she is drugged and relegated to "common use"; the young man responsible for keeping her drugged has AIDS. As Miryea no longer wishes to live, she persuades him to share a needle with her, thus infecting her. Jay's unconscious body is discovered by Mauro, a peasant farmer whose family nurses Jay back to health. Jay retrieves some money he had hidden. Mauro drives Jay to town and gives him a knife to "cut the balls off your enemy". Jay encounters a sickly Texan transporting a horse. Inside a cantina, Jay notices one of the thugs. After a day on the road, the Texan delivers the horse to a wealthy man, who recognizes Jay from an afternoon at Tibey's estate; the friendly Texan dies peacefully in his car, while Jay is driving. At a motel, Jay runs across Mauro's brother-in-law. Amador and his quiet friend, are willing to help Jay because Amador's sister was killed after getting mixed up in business that involved Tibey.

They capture another of Tibey's henchmen. Jay barges into the brothel, only to find. No one but Tibey knows. Jay and Ignacio ambush Tibey and his bodyguard during Tibey's morning horseback ride. Jay is here for revenge, but first Tibey requests that Jay ask forgiveness for having stolen his wife; when Jay lowers his gun and asks Tibey's forgiveness, Tibey reveals. Miryea is in a convent hospice, dying of AIDS. Jay arrives in time to tell Miryea, he carries her outside and Miryea tells Jay that she loves him. The novella was published in 1979 along with two other novellas under the title Legends of the Fall. Esquire magazine published the novella Legends of the Fall in January 1979 and public response was so enthusiastic that Revenge was published in May. Warner Bros promptly hired Harrison to do the screenplay; the project languished in development hell for eleven years. John Huston was to direct Jack Nicholson and Orson Welles was attached to direct. Harrison recalled he "wrote about 12 different endings to it".

Walter Hill worked on the screenplay for a while. Costner had an interest in the novella from the mid-1980s. "It seemed to me something I wanted to do myself," he said. "I contemplated directing it. The story was manageable, but the themes were big and universal, the writing was tough and it was honest and it was original. There was poignance in the story, it read like an original movie to me."Producer Ray Stark acquired the rights from Warner Bros in exchange for the film Bird. Costner used his celebrity status to help get the film made. Costner would take a special interest in the script; the writer was Robert Garland. For a time it seemed John Huston might direct Costner in the film and the two men met. Principal shooting took place including Puerto Vallarta and Mexico City. Production completed on December 14, 1988; some shooting took place in Sierra de Órganos National Park in the town of Mexico. The closing scene was shot at the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, one of several monasteries near t