The San Diego Padres are an American professional baseball team based in San Diego, California. They compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League West division. Founded in 1969, the Padres have won two NL pennants — in 1984 and 1998, losing in the World Series both years; as of 2018, they have had 14 winning seasons in franchise history. The Padres are one of two Major League Baseball teams in California to originate from that state; the Padres are the only MLB team that does not share its city with another franchise in the four major American professional sports leagues. The Padres are the only major professional sports franchise to be located in San Diego, following the relocation of the Chargers to Los Angeles in 2017, they are the only franchise in the MLB not to have a no-hitter, having gone 8,020 games without throwing one, a major league record to begin a franchise. The Padres adopted their name from the Pacific Coast League team that arrived in San Diego in 1936.
That minor league franchise won the PCL title in 1937, led by 18-year-old Ted Williams, the future Hall-of-Famer, a native of San Diego. The team's name, Spanish for "fathers", refers to the Spanish Franciscan friars who founded San Diego in 1769. In 1969, the Padres joined the ranks of Major League Baseball as one of four new expansion teams, along with the Montreal Expos, the Kansas City Royals, the Seattle Pilots, their original owner was C. Arnholt Smith, a prominent San Diego businessman and former owner of the PCL Padres whose interests included banking, tuna fishing, real estate and an airline. Despite initial excitement, the guidance of longtime baseball executives, Eddie Leishman and Buzzie Bavasi as well as a new playing field, the team struggled. One of the few bright spots on the team during the early years was first baseman and slugger Nate Colbert, an expansion draftee from the Houston Astros and still the Padres' career leader in home runs; the team's fortunes improved as they won five National League West titles and reached the World Series twice, in 1984 and in 1998, but lost both times.
The Padres' main draw during the 1980s and 1990s was Tony Gwynn, who won eight league batting titles. They moved into their current stadium, Petco Park, in 2004; as of 2019, the Padres are the only team in MLB yet to throw a no-hitter. On September 5, 1997, Andy Ashby took a no-hitter into the 9th inning, as close as the team has come to achieving this feat; the team has played its spring training games at the Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Arizona since 1994. They share the stadium with the Seattle Mariners. From 1969 to 1993, the Padres held spring training in Arizona at Desert Sun Stadium. Due to the short driving distance and direct highway route, Yuma was popular with Padres fans, many fans would travel by car from San Diego for spring training games; the move from Yuma to Peoria was controversial, but was defended by the team as a reflection on the low quality of facilities in Yuma and the long travel necessary to play against other Arizona-based spring training teams. Throughout the team's history, the San Diego Padres have used multiple logos and color combinations.
Their first logo depicted a friar swinging a bat with Padres written at the top while standing in a sun-like figure with San Diego Padres on the exterior of it. The "Swinging Friar" has popped up on the uniform on and off since. Although the "Swinging Friar" is no longer used as the primary logo, it remains as the mascot of the team and is now utilized as an alternate logo and on the uniform sleeve. In 1985, the Padres switched to using a script-like logo; that would become a script logo for the Padres. The team's colors remained this way through the 1990 season. In 1989, the Padres took the scripted Padres logo, used from 1985 to 1988 and put it in a gray ring that read "San Diego Baseball Club" with a striped center. In 1991, the color of the ring was changed to silver, the Padres script was changed from brown to blue; the logo only lasted one year, as the Padres changed their logo for the third time in three years, again by switching colors of the ring. The logo became a white ring with fewer stripes in the center and a darker blue Padres script with orange shadows.
In 1991, the team's colors were changed, to a combination of orange and navy blue. For the 2002 season, the Padres removed the stripes off the home jersey and went with a white home jersey with a cleaner look; the pinstripe jerseys were worn as alternate jerseys on certain occasions throughout the 2002 season. The Padres kept this design for two seasons until their 2004 season, in which they moved into their new ballpark; the logo was changed when the team changed stadiums between the 2003 and 2004 seasons, with the new logo looking similar to home plate with San Diego written in sand font at the top right corner and the Padres new script written across the center. Waves finished the bottom of the plate. Navy remained; the team's colors were changed, to navy blue and sand brown. For the next seven seasons the Padres were the only team in Major League Baseball
Françoise Chabé was a French woman, murdered by strangulation on 26 February 2005 at her home in Humbercourt, in the Somme département of northern France. Her widower, Ludovic Chabé, was convicted of her murder in 2013, but was acquitted on appeal in 2015. Françoise Chabé was born in 1976, she was described as optimistic. She was a secretary at an agricultural wholesaler in Beaumetz-lès-Loges, she was married to Ludovic Chabé, a firefighter based at the fire station in Montreuil, in the suburbs of Paris. Ludovic was described by his superiors as being of an exemplary character. At the time of her murder, Françoise was pursuing an extramarital affair with a colleague known only as Stéphane Q. On 2 February 2005, Stéphane Q. had a 17-minute telephone call with Françoise, in which he told her that he was ending their relationship after learning that his wife was pregnant with their second child. In early February 2005, those nearest to Françoise noticed her mood change. Françoise confided in a colleague: "Now it will never be like it was before."
On 26 February 2005, Françoise was strangled with a scarf at her home in Humbercourt. Françoise's husband, discovered her body upon returning home from a 48-hour firefighting shift, he found. Françoise was still wearing her hearing protection device. Ludovic unsuccessfully attempted to resuscitate her, he phoned the fire brigade at 10.04 a.m. and firefighters arrived at the home at 10.15 a.m. Police detectives found a cigarette butt on the floor and threw it in the bin. Semen was found in Françoise's vagina but was not stored and could not be analysed; the forensic pathologist determined Françoise's cause of death to be strangulation. There were no defensive wounds. Françoise's house was not sealed off in the way that crime scenes are. On 27 February 2005, the day after the murder, Françoise's family cleaned the house. Investigators abandoned the theory of a prowler, Ludovic became their prime suspect. A neighbour reported seeing Françoise alive through her window between 9 and 9.30 a.m. on 26 February.
The same neighbour stated that she saw Ludovic arrive at the property at 9.30 a.m. Ludovic had had a brief fling with a colleague. Ludovic was arrested, he proclaimed his innocence. The investigators questioned his mother and sister, orchestrating proceedings in such a way that Ludovic could see the interrogation from a neighbouring room. On 3 May 2005, the exhausted Ludovic admitting to killing Françoise by accident during a game. According to his statement, the game was intended to play out as follows: Françoise would be standing up, with Ludovic standing behind her. Ludovic would clap them shut in front of him. Françoise had to duck. However, according to Ludovic, Françoise did not duck enough and his palms slammed against both sides of her head, knocking her unconscious. Ludovic renounced his confession, he claimed that the examining magistrate sought only to gather evidence favouring the prosecution and ignored exculpatory evidence. According to Ludovic, the police put him under pressure to confess, telling him that if he did not do so, his mother would be charged with the murder.
On 10 June 2013, Ludovic Chabé's trial began at the Court of Assizes of the Somme département in Amiens. His defence barrister was Philippe Valent. On 12 June 2013, Chabé was sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment, he appealed against the verdict. On 29 May 2015, Chabé's appeal began at the Court of Assizes of the Oise département in Beauvais. On 5 June 2015, Chabé's conviction was quashed and he was formally acquitted of the crime. List of unsolved murders
Mater Spei College is a government-aided Catholic Institution located in Francistown, Botswana. It is a mixture of boarding and day scholar students grades or form 4 and form 5. Mater Spei College is located in the northern part of Botswana in the second largest city called Francistown. Mater Spei College was pioneered by the late Bishop of Roman Catholic church U. Murphy, in the year 1963, they started using the catholic primary school land with its building to form the College. According to history, Mater spei college grew up in terms of the number of student's it accommodates; the figures grew to 1600 in numbers. There are on going developments and finished ones at the campus, from new double storey classes, a multi purpose hall and a networked library. Mater Spei College has twelve subject departments, which includes: Christian Religious Education English Language Mathematics Setswana Language Science Design and Technology Art and Craft Development Studies Business Studies Geography Home Economics Agriculture English Literature History St. Joseph's College, Kgale Education in Botswana Mathangwane Village