San Francisco Seals (baseball)

The San Francisco Seals were a minor league baseball team in San Francisco, that played in the Pacific Coast League from 1903 until 1957 before transferring to Phoenix, Arizona. The organization was named for the abundant California sea lion and harbor seal populations in the Bay Area; the 1909, 1922, 1925, 1928 Seals were recognized as being among the 100 greatest minor league teams of all time. Along with the Los Angeles Angels, Portland Beavers, Oakland Oaks, Sacramento Solons, Seattle Indians, the Seals were charter members of the Pacific Coast League, founded in 1903; the team played their home games at Recreation Park at Harrison and 8th Streets until it was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake. The mild climate of the west coast allowed the PCL to play a much longer season than the major leagues and the other eastern professional baseball leagues. Seasons ran 200 games or more in the early years. In the 1905 season, the Seals set the all-time PCL record by playing 230 games; the Seals finished the 1906 season playing home games at Freeman's Park in Oakland.

A new Recreation Park was constructed at Valencia Streets for the 1907 season. The Seals won their first PCL pennant in 1909, finishing ​13 1⁄2 games over the runner-up Portland Beavers, they won flags in 1915, 1917, 1922, 1923 and 1925. During the 1914 season, the Sacramento Solons were moved to San Francisco, where they finished out the season playing as the San Francisco Missions, representing the city's Mission District; the idea of a second team in San Francisco remained alive and, after the 1925 season, the Vernon Tigers were purchased by a group headed by San Francisco businessman Herbert Fleishhacker and moved to San Francisco and renamed the Mission Reds or the "Missions", again representing the Mission District as this team played their games five blocks from Mission San Francisco de Asís. From 1926 through 1930, they played their home games at Recreation Park, playing at home while the Seals were on the road. In 1918, financially strapped owner Henry Berry put the San Francisco Seals up for sale and Charles H. Strub, George Alfred Putnam and Charles H.

Graham each acquired a one-third share in the team. In 1931, the Seals moved to their own park, Seals Stadium, an 18,600-seat facility located at 16th and Bryant Streets. Seals Stadium was unusual in that it boasted three clubhouses: one for the visitors, one for the Seals, one for the Missions, who moved there with the Seals and were the Seals' tenants from 1931 through 1937, after which the team moved back to Los Angeles to become the Hollywood Stars in 1938. There were three breweries on the adjoining northwest corners of Seals Stadium, which included Hamm's, Budweiser and Lucky Lager; the Seals celebrated their inaugural year in Seals Stadium by winning the PCL pennant in 1931. The following year, Seals outfielder Vince DiMaggio arranged a tryout for his younger brother Joe. In 1933, Joe DiMaggio hit safely in 61 straight games, a harbinger of his 56-game hitting streak for the New York Yankees in 1941; the team won the pennant again in 1935. In 1945, a controlling interest in the team was purchased by businessman Paul Fagan, with the stated intention of bringing Major League Baseball to the west coast by having the Pacific Coast League becoming the nation's third major league.

He spent thousands of dollars upgrading Seals Stadium to perceived major league standards. He hired former major league player Lefty O'Doul, a native San Franciscan and fan favorite, as manager. Though the Seals won the pennant in 1946, subsequent teams under Fagan's watch did not fare as well finishing in the second division. Rival clubs did not buy into Fagan's major league ambitions. Rather, they established working agreements with major league teams, fared better than did the independent Seals. Fagan gave up his aspirations and sold his interest in the Seals, who became an affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. After their Bay Area rival, the Oakland Oaks, moved to Vancouver after the 1955 season, the Seals won their last PCL pennant in 1957, which proved to be their final season. Late in that season, the New York Giants announced their move to San Francisco for the 1958 season, the Seals were forced to relocate; the Seals moved to Arizona for the 1958 season. They became the top affiliate of the now-San Francisco Giants, were renamed the Phoenix Giants.

The franchise moved to Tacoma, where they played from 1960 to 1965, returning to Phoenix for the 1966 season. The team remained in Phoenix–from 1986 onward as the Firebirds–until 1998, when they were displaced by MLB's Arizona Diamondbacks. In a complicated deal, the Firebirds' ownership group bought the Tucson Toros, inheriting the Toros' staff and facilities. After an interim one-year affiliation with the Milwaukee Brewers, the Toros affiliated with the Diamondbacks and changed their name to the Sidewinders; the Giants' affiliation was transferred to the displaced Tucson AAA franchise, which became today's Fresno Grizzlies. In 2009, the Sidewinders franchise moved to Nevada, they retained their affiliation with the Arizona Diamondbacks as the Reno Aces, play their home games at Greater Nevada Field. The Tucson Toros returned under the same ownership as the Sidewinders, but they are not affiliated with a major league club; the new Toros played their home games at Hi Corbett Field, the longtime home of minor league baseball in Tucson, until 2010.

The Giants played their home games at Seals Stadium in 1958 and 1959, moving to Candlestick Park in 1960. Seals Stadium was subsequently torn down to make way for a White Front store; when this chain of stores went out of business


Vaadin is an open-source platform for web application development. The Vaadin Platform includes a set of web components, a Java web framework, a set of tools and application starters, its flagship product, Vaadin Platform allows the implementation of HTML5 web user interfaces using the Java Programming Language. Development was first started as an adapter on top of the Millstone 3 open-source web framework released in the year 2002, it introduced an Ajax-based client rendering engine. During 2006 this concept was developed separately as a commercial product; as a consequence of this, a large part of Vaadin's server-side API is still compatible with Millstone's Swing-like APIs. In early 2007 the product name was changed to IT Mill Toolkit and version 4 was released, it used a proprietary JavaScript Ajax-implementation for the client-side rendering, which made it rather complicated to implement new widgets. By the end of the year 2007 the proprietary client-side implementation was abandoned and GWT was integrated on top of the server-side components.

At the same time, the product license was changed to the open source Apache License 2.0. The first production-ready release of IT Mill Toolkit 5 was made on March 4, 2009, after an over one year beta period. On September 11, 2008, it was publicly announced that Michael Widenius–the main author of the original version of MySQL–invested in IT Mill, the developer of Vaadin; the size of the investment is undisclosed. On May 20, 2009, IT Mill Toolkit changed its name to Vaadin Framework; the name originates from the Finnish word for doe, more put, a female reindeer. It can be translated from Finnish as "I insist". In addition to the name change, a pre-release of version 6 along with a community website was launched. IT Mill Ltd, the company behind the open source Vaadin Framework, changed its name to Vaadin Ltd. On March 30, 2010, Vaadin Directory was opened, it added a channel for distributing add-on components to the core Vaadin Framework, both for free or commercially. On launch date, there were 95 add-ons available for download.

On February 22, 2017, Vaadin Framework 8 was released. Improvements include a re-written data binding API utilizing modern Java features such as type parameters and lambda expressions, more efficient memory and CPU usage. On June 25, 2018, Vaadin 10 was released. Vaadin 10 made possible to use Vaadin's components from any technology compatible with Web Components and enhanced Vaadin Directory to include Web Components distribution. Vaadin Flow–the next generation of Vaadin Framework–was presented as a server-side Java web framework on top of the Vaadin components. On September 5, 2018, Vaadin 11 was released with Gradle integration, a few new components and Vaadin Charts 6.1. On December 5, 2018, Vaadin 12 was released. On March 6, 2019, Vaadin 13 was released. On August 14, 2019, Vaadin 14 was released. It's the latest LTS version with free maintenance for 5 years. One of the main new features is the support for Bower. Latest stable version as of November 8, 2019, is Vaadin 14.0.12, released on November 4, 2019.

And the next expected release is Vaadin 14.1.0 in December 4, 2019. Vaadin's components are a comprehensive set of Web Components for application developers; the components can be used in web documents and web frameworks compatible with Web Components. These components are the core of Vaadin Flow, a Java web framework that offers a Java API on top the each Vaadin component; the Vaadin components are installed with npm or Bower. For example, the following command installs the vaadin-button component:Once installed, the component can be used in a web page as follows:The following is a screenshot of the previous page: The following table shows a list of the free open-source Web Components included in Vaadin: Vaadin Flow is a web framework for building web applications and websites. Vaadin Flow programming model is similar to Vaadin Framework's–It uses Java as the programming language for creating web content. Vaadin Flow features a server-side architecture which means that most of the logic runs on the server.

On the client-side, Vaadin Flow is built on top of Web Component standards. Vaadin Flow includes Web Component support for Java developers and allows the use of HTML templates with automated client-server communication, it includes APIs for routing, data binding, server-side DOM manipulation. The following is an elementary example of Vaadin Flow usage: The following is a screenshot of the previous application: Vaadin Flow allows the usage of existing interface components and the implementation of new ones by using Java code running on the server side, it is possible to modify the DOM from the server side. The constructor in the following snippet of code shows how to create a new HTML div element, set its id attribute, add a click listener: Web Components integration is provided through the @Tag and @Import annotations; the following snippet of code shows how to wrap an existing web component in a server-side Java component: The Router is a core concept in Vaadin Flow and enables navigation via URLs.

The Router allows the connection of URLs to user interface components. It is based on the HTML5 History API which allows end users to navigate through pages while preserving the page state; the following snippet of code shows how to use the @Route annotation to show the annotated component when the end user requests a URL like Data binding is done through the Binder class. It allows synchronizing the

Reg Hartt

Reg Hartt is a film archivist in Toronto, Canada, well known for his unique staging of films that cover all aspects of the art of motion pictures from their inception to the present. His programs are shown in his 40-seat theatre "The Cineforum". Beginning in 1965, Hartt screened his films in rented locations; these included the Bathurst Street Church and the Spadina Hotel, as well as Sneaky Dee's, Rochdale College and locations on Queen Street West and Mirvish Village. From 1970 to 1975 he served as Director Of Cinema Studies at Toronto's Rochdale College, he has lectured at art galleries, museums, schools and universities across Canada and in The United States. Since 1992 he has shown the movies in his house on Bathurst Street; the screening room is his front parlour. A neon sign reading "Cineforum" placed in the front window indicates his presence. An inscription in ancient Greek over the front door reads "abandon all hope, ye who enter here." Hartt's characteristic black and white typewriter-text-with-film-stills advertising posters are ubiquitous around downtown Toronto to the point where they were used as part of the background of a comic book cover.

He can be seen riding his bicycle with a big stack of them in the front basket. Many artists, musicians & writers have passed through the doors of Cineforum. A few of these include: Laval-raised alt/country troubadour Petunia has released over ten albums and tours North America and Europe regularly. A multi-talented bilingual artist, his seen unreleased 16mm film "El Rallado" was shot in and around Cineforum and the city of Toronto, includes footage of Hartt's late Father. Petunia resided at the house for some time, helping to create/inspire the painting on the veranda and facade of the leading up to the house on Bathurst St, he is now based in Vancouver and Los Angeles and returns to Toronto. His most recent release is 2016's'Dead Bird On The Highway'. Scots/Canadian musician/writer/poet The Mad Dalton arrived at Cineforum late one summer having returned from Scotland and with an Allen Ginsberg biography in his hand, he had been lured to Cineforum by a poster he'd seen for a screening of Jean Cocteau's "Blood Of A Poet" and, being homeless at the time, Hartt invited him to stay & he remained for over a year.

He occupied the "sloping room" on the upper floor of the house, working as a projectionist and assisted in running Cineforum for a time while Hartt focused on writing "The Epic Of Gilgamesh". He accompanied Hartt during his only visit to New York City and met Al Aronowitz and Shamus Culhane as well as shows in Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo. There he witnessed the infamous riot where the crowd rushed the stage culminating in a male audience member kissing Hartt on the lips. Though now based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Sumadh returns to Cineforum for readings and live performances calling his time there: “…the single best education I could have possibly imagined, validating all I had believed yet it made me re-think everything too...". The films he screens are old and tend to the bizarre. Other offerings include "Kid Dracula" and a clean print of Leni Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will. Although met with controversy, his screening of Triumph of the Will is understood to be educational and has been described as such by Bernie Farber, author Jane Jacobs, among others.

His collection includes many rare items and he has screened rare films by Winsor McCay and Mike Jittlov. Past presentations have included guest programmers; the complete Zatoichi film franchise series was hosted by Grey Coyote of Paradise Bound Music. Charlie Huisken of This Ain't the Rosedale Library is a frequent guest programmer, as was Jamie Ross, Andre Skinner of Canteen Knockout. Nima Hoda did an in-depth look at the music of Bernard Herrmann for Jason and the Argonauts. Hartt is known for delivering inspired addresses on the subject of Jesus Christ, cartoons, or anecdotes concerning his varied life experiences as a prologue to, or during the breaks in his longer programs, his residency at Rochdale College, where he was director of cinema studies, is the topic of a spoken word performance, he has hosted some of the city's most notorious poetry readings Well known by many of Toronto's residents, Hartt has been host to many famous artists and writers, including writer John Robert Colombo, film historian Elwy Yost, rock journalist Al Aronowitz, Jane Jacobs, science-fiction writer Judith Merril, British artist Peter Moore, Canadian animator John Kricfalusi, Bob Clampett, Friz Freleng, Grim Natwick, Shamus Culhane, Bernard B.

Brown, Pierre Berton, who gave his last public reading at the Cineforum. In May 2017, Hartt was charged two counts of possessing child pornography, two counts of accessing child pornography and one count of “making available” child pornography. Hartt denied the charges, claiming that the images were downloaded by a stranger who used the wifi during one of his screenings. Police with a search warrant found 250 images “that could be found in pornography museums around the world or reputable bookstores around the world,” according to Hartt. "Reg Hartt is. He personifies the city as a meeting place of ideas, as a feast of experience and discussion and debate, as a triumph of the original and provoking