Shahid Afridi

Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi, popularly known as Boom Boom, is a Pakistani cricketer, YouTuber, former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team. As a successful all-rounder, Afridi was respected for his consistent bowling that relied on change of pace rather than spin, but he drew greater attention for his aggressive batting style. Afridi was the world record holder for the fastest ODI century in 37 deliveries and holds the distinction of having hit the most sixes in the history of ODI cricket. Afridi considers himself a better bowler than batsman and has taken 48 Test wickets and over 350 in ODIs; as of January 2020, Afridi is 2nd on the chart of most T20I wickets, with 98 wickets from 99 matches. He holds a record for most player-of-the match awards in Twenty20 International cricket. On 19 February 2017, Afridi announced his retirement from international cricket. However, he made a brief return to international cricket after being selected to represent and captain the World XI against West Indies in the 2018 Hurricane Relief T20 Challenge charity match.

Following the conclusion of the match, Afridi announced his retirement from international cricket at the Lord's cricket stadium on 31 May 2018. Afridi was born in 1975 in Pakistan to an Afridi tribe of Pashtuns. Afridi is married to his maternal cousin Nadia Afridi and has four daughters: Aqsa, Ansha and Asmara. Afridi was drafted to the Pakistan senior national team after fine performances at the under-19 championship circuit starting the 1994–95 season. Playing for the Karachi Whites, he helped his team win the title the following season picking 42 wickets in five matches at an impressive average of 9.59. That season, Afridi had played against the visiting England A and West Indies Youth teams and a few first-class games for Karachi Whites in the senior National Championship. In October 1996, Afridi was drafted into the ODI team during the four-nation Sameer Cup 1996–97 as a leg spinner as a replacement for the injured Mushtaq Ahmed, he made his debut on 2 October against Kenya. In the next match against Sri Lanka, Afridi batted at number three in the role of a pinch-hitter.

In his first international innings, Afridi broke the record for fastest century in ODI cricket, reaching his hundred from 37 balls. The eleven sixes he struck equaled the record for most in an ODI innings. Pakistan posted a total of 371, at the time the second-highest in ODIs, won by 82 runs; the record for fastest century in ODI was broken by New Zealand cricketer Corey Anderson on 1 January 2014 who reached triple-figures from 36 balls and is now held by South-African cricketer AB de Villiers who made a century from 31 balls on 18 January 2015 against West Indies. Two years after appearing on the international scene, Afridi made his Test debut in the third game of a three-match series against Australia on 22 October 1998. By this point he had played 66 ODIs, at the time a record before playing Tests, he opened the batting, making scores of 10 and 6, took five wickets in the first innings. He played his second Test the following January during Pakistan's tour of India. Again opening the batting, Afridi scored his maiden Test century, scoring 141 runs from 191 balls.

In the same match he claimed three wickets for 54 runs. After winning the first match by 12 runs, Pakistan lost the second to draw the series. In 2001, Afridi signed a contract to represent Leicestershire. In five first-class matches he scored 295 runs at an average of 42.14, including a highest score of 164, took 11 wickets at an average of 46.45. His highest score of 95 came from 58 balls in a semi-final of the C&G Trophy to help Leicestershire beat Lancashire by seven wickets. Derbyshire County Cricket Club signed Afridi to play for them in the first two months of the 2003 English cricket season. In June 2004 Afridi signed with English county side Kent to play for them in three Twenty20 matches and one Totesport League match. Afridi made his presence felt in the third Test against India in March 2005, scoring a quick-fire second-innings half-century and taking five wickets in the match to help Pakistan to win the game and register a series draw. In April Afridi struck. Afridi was more consistent with his batting and bowling throughout 2005, starting with the tours of India and West Indies and through to the England tour.

The Pakistani coach Bob Woolmer helped Afridi to reach a fuller potential by improving his shot selection and giving him free rein over his batting attitude. On 21 November 2005, Shahid Afridi was banned for a Test match and two ODIs for deliberately damaging the pitch in the second match of the three-Test series against England. Television cameras pictured him scraping his boots on the pitch scuffing the surface when play was held up after a gas canister exploded. Afridi pleaded guilty to a level three breach of the ICC code of conduct relating to the spirit of the game. Match referee Roshan Mahanama said: "This ban should serve as a message to players that this type of behaviour is not allowed."On 12 April 2006, Afridi announced a temporary retirement from Test cricket so that he could concentrate on ODIs, with a particular focus on the 2007 World Cup, to spend more time with his family. He said. Afridi had played ten Tests since bein

Joe Frisco

Joe Frisco was an American vaudeville performer who first made his name on stage as a jazz dancer, but incorporated his stuttering voice to his act and became a popular comedian. He was born Louis Wilson Joseph in Milan, Illinois on November 4, 1889. In the mid and late 1910s he performed with some of the first jazz bands in Chicago and New York City, including Tom Brown's Band from Dixieland, the Original Dixieland Jass Band, the Louisiana Five, he made his Broadway debut in the Florenz Ziegfeld Follies in 1918. Frisco was a mainstay on the vaudeville circuit in the 1930s, his popular jazz dance act, called by some the "Jewish Charleston", was a choreographed series of shuffles, camel walks and turns. It was performed to Darktown Strutters' Ball. It, or at least a minute or so of it, can be seen in the film Atlantic City, he wore a derby hat, had a king-sized cigar in his mouth as he danced. He performed in front of a backing danceline of beautiful women wearing leotards, short jackets and bowler hats—and "puffing" on big prop cigars.

Frisco was a compulsive gambler and spent many afternoons while in New York City at the track with actor Jay C. Flippen, playwright Jerry Devine, actor Martin Gabel and Danny Lavezzo, when he began to incorporate stand-up comedy into his act, his humor revolved on tales about his bad luck gambling and his constant state of debt. Bing Crosby was a friend of Frisco's, was lending hm money/ Frisco stuttered, but could recite scripted dialogue without impairment, although he was illiterate, his 1930 comedy short The Happy Hottentots shows Frisco as a snappy vaudevillian, without any speech impediment at all. He soon became known for his witty off-stage remarks, made in a stammering voice: "After they made that guy, th-th-they threw away the sh-sh-shovel!" Many vaudevillians traveled with animals. While in New York, Frisco called down to the front desk of a hotel and said, "The smell in my room is t-e-r-r-i-b-l-e, my g-g-goat can't s-s-sleep." The concierge replied, "Try opening the window." Frisco answered, "What?

And let my p-p-pigeons out?" His most famous line was uttered while in a New York hotel. The room clerk called and said, "Mr. Frisco, we understand you have a young lady in your room." Frisco replied, "T-t-t-then send up another G-g-gideon B-b-bible, please." In the 1940s, he moved to Hollywood, made appearances in several low-budget and otherwise forgettable movies. According to the American Vaudeville Museum in Frisco's career, bookies and IRS agents lined up outside the paymaster's door at theaters where Frisco was performing in order to collect on his debts to them.\ Joe Frisco died of cancer penniless, on February 12, 1958, in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California. Frisco was so well known for his jazz dance that writer F. Scott Fitzgerald makes reference to him in The Great Gatsby when he describes how an actress at one of Gatsby's parties starts the revelry: "Suddenly one of the gypsies, in trembling opal, seizes a cocktail out of the air, dumps it down for courage and, moving her hands like Frisco, dances out alone on the canvas platform."

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Alberta Police and Peace Officer Training Centre

The Alberta Police and Peace Officer Training Centre was a planned single-site training facility to be built in Fort Macleod, Alberta, by fall of 2010. It was to deliver basic training and professional development for police and peace officers including Sheriffs, special constables, correctional officers, transportation officers and wildlife officers, conservation officers, private investigators and security guards in Alberta. 1,000 peace officers and 400 police officers were to be trained at the facility each year. In October 2005, 30 communities put in a bid to be the site of the proposed police college. Ten communities were cut from the list in March 2005. Four months in July, it was narrowed down to four communities. After visiting each community and considering each of their bids, the committee chose Fort Macleod as the site of the training centre, Gordon MacIvor as the lead in the application and bid; the centre was to be built on 320 acres of land in the southeast corner of Fort Macleod.

It was expected to include classrooms, a library, a cafeteria, accommodations and outdoor firing ranges, a driving course and recreational areas. The town was to take care of all utilities on the land, while the college itself was to be built by a public-private partnership, with an expected opening in 2010; the college was expected to provide an economic boom in Fort Macleod. In August 2012, the Alberta Solicitor General announced that the project had been cancelled by the provincial government, it was felt that the nine-figure cost was not justified, that the centre would not improve policing quality in the province. The decision was supported by the Chiefs of Police in Alberta's two largest cities and Edmonton. » Mayor pleased solicitor general supports college » Police college creates interest in Macleod » Macleod can do business with police college Peace officer Police officer