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Throwing axe

A throwing axe is a weapon used during the Middle Ages by foot soldiers and knights. They are thrown in an overhand motion in a manner that causes the axe to rotate as it travels through the air. Axe throwing is a sport in which the competitor throws an axe at a target, attempting to hit the bullseye as near as possible like that of the archery. Axe throwing is an event held in most lumberjack competitions. A skilled axe thrower will rotate the throwing axe once throughout the flight so that the sharpened edge of the head will penetrate the target. Throwing axes are becoming popular among outdoor enthusiasts as a throwing tool. Throwing axes have been used since prehistoric times and were developed into the francisca by the Franks in the 3rd century AD. Although associated with the Franks, it was used by other Germanic peoples of the period including the Anglo-Saxons; the francisca is characterized by its distinctly arch-shaped head, widening toward the cutting edge and terminating in a prominent point at both the upper and lower corners.

The top of the head is either S-shaped or convex with the lower portion curving inward and forming an elbow with the short wooden haft. Sometimes the head is more up swept. Most franciscas have a round or teardrop-shaped eye designed to fit the tapered haft, similar to Viking axes; this New World weapon experienced some influence by the francisca in the French territories. Tomahawk throwing competitions still take place today. A hurlbat is the term used for a type of weapon with unclear original definition. Older reference works refer to it as a type of club, either held in the hand or thrown. Modern usage appears to refer to a type of throwing-axe; the Nzappa zap is a weapon from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This weapon is one of the more unusual-looking throwing axes; the Nzappa zaps sometimes had an iron head with three human faces. The handle had the shape of a club with a round upper part; the head is attached to the club via struts. Besides being thrown, these axes were sometimes used to injure the enemy directly by hand.

This can be used both as a melee weapon in hand-to-hand combat. Axe Battle-axe Axe throwing Knife throwing An Informative page about axe throwing, by Norbert C. Maier Step-by-step Instruction on How to Throw an Axe or Tomahawk Regia Anglorum page on Germanic battle axes Chopper's Hatchet House - Competitive Indoor Axe Throwing

Stirling permutation

In combinatorial mathematics, a Stirling permutation of order k is a permutation of the multiset 1, 1, 2, 2... k, k with the additional property that, for each value i appearing in the permutation, the values between the two copies of i are larger than i. For instance, the 15 Stirling permutations of order three are 1,1,2,2,3,3; the number of Stirling permutations of order k is given by the double factorial!!. Stirling permutations were introduced by Gessel & Stanley in order to show that certain numbers are non-negative, they chose the name because of a connection to certain polynomials defined from the Stirling numbers, which are in turn named after 18th-century Scottish mathematician James Stirling. Stirling permutations may be used to describe the sequences by which it is possible to construct a rooted plane tree with k edges by adding leaves one by one to the tree. For, if the edges are numbered by the order in which they were inserted the sequence of numbers in an Euler tour of the tree is a Stirling permutation.

Conversely every Stirling permutation describes a tree construction sequence, in which the next edge closer to the root from an edge labeled i is the one whose pair of values most surrounds the pair of i values in the permutation. Stirling permutations have been generalized to the permutations of a multiset with more than two copies of each value. Researchers have studied the number of Stirling permutations that avoid certain patterns. Langford pairing, a different type of permutation of the same multiset

List of television stations in Maryland

This is a list of broadcast television stations serving cities in the U. S. state of Maryland. VC refers to the station's PSIP virtual channel. RF refers to the station's physical RF channel. Channel 24: WMET-TV - Ind. - Baltimore Channel 8: WRAV-LP - - Ocean City Channel 11: WNDC-LP - Salisbury Channel 22: W22DA - - Frederick Channel 22: WBLP-LP - Ocean City Channel 23: W23CX - Salisbury Channel 31: WRDE-LD - - Rehoboth Beach, DE/Salisbury, MD Channel 35: W35CS-D - - Ocean City Channel 39: WMJF-CD - - Towson Channel 40: WWDD-LD - - Havre de Grace Channel 42: W42CK - - Hagerstown Channel 6: WOWZ-LP - - Salisbury CN8 - News network owned by Comcast. NBC Sports Washington - Regional sports network. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network - Regional sports network NewsChannel 8 - Local Cable TV News station for Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia suburbs List of television stations in Washington, D. C. Maryland media List of newspapers in Maryland List of radio stations in Maryland Media of locales in Maryland: Baltimore, College Park, Frederick, Gaithersburg "United States TV Stations: Maryland", Yearbook of Radio and Television, New York: Radio Television Daily, 1964, OCLC 7469377 – via Internet Archive "Maryland: News and Media: Television".

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England cricket team

The England cricket team represents England and Wales in international cricket. Since 1997, it has been governed by the England and Wales Cricket Board, having been governed by Marylebone Cricket Club since 1903. England, as a founding nation, is a Full Member of the International Cricket Council with Test, One Day International and Twenty20 International status; until the 1990s, Scottish and Irish players played for England as those countries were not yet ICC members in their own right. England and Australia were the first teams to play a Test match, along with South Africa, these nations formed the Imperial Cricket Conference on 15 June 1909. England and Australia played the first ODI on 5 January 1971. England's first T20I was played on 13 June 2005, once more against Australia; as of 16 February 2020, England have played 1,022 Test matches, winning 371 and losing 304. In Test series against Australia, England play for The Ashes, one of the most famous trophies in all of sport, they have won the urn on 32 occasions.

England have played 746 ODIs, winning 375. They have appeared in the final of the Cricket World Cup four times, winning once in 2019. England have played 117 T20Is, winning 58, they won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2010, were runners-up in 2016. As of 27 January 2020, England are ranked third in Tests, first in ODIs and third in T20Is by the ICC; the first recorded incidence of a team with a claim to represent England comes from 9 July 1739 when an "All-England" team, which consisted of 11 gentlemen from any part of England exclusive of Kent, played against "the Unconquerable County" of Kent and lost by a margin of "very few notches". Such matches were repeated on numerous occasions for the best part of a century. In 1846 William Clarke formed the All-England Eleven; this team competed against a United All-England Eleven with annual matches occurring between 1847 and 1856. These matches were arguably the most important contest of the English season if judged by the quality of the players; the first overseas tour occurred in September 1859 with England touring North America.

This team had six players from the All-England Eleven, six from the United All-England Eleven and was captained by George Parr. With the outbreak of the American Civil War, attention turned elsewhere. English tourists visited Australia in 1861–62 with this first tour organised as a commercial venture by Messrs Spiers and Pond, restaurateurs of Melbourne. Most matches played during tours prior to 1877 were "against odds", with the opposing team fielding more than 11 players to make for a more contest; this first Australian tour were against odds of at least 18/11. The tour was so successful that Parr led a second tour in 1863–64. James Lillywhite led a subsequent England team which sailed on the P&O steamship Poonah on 21 September 1876, they played a combined Australian XI, for once on terms of 11-a-side. The match, starting on 15 March 1877 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground came to be regarded as the inaugural Test match; the combined Australian XI won this Test match by 45 runs with Charles Bannerman of Australia scoring the first Test century.

At the time, the match was promoted as James Lillywhite's XI v Combined Victoria and New South Wales. The teams played a return match on the same ground at Easter, 1877, when Lillywhite's team avenged their loss with a victory by four wickets; the first Test match on English soil occurred in 1880 with England victorious. England lost their first home series 1–0 in 1882, with The Sporting Times printing an obituary on English cricket: In Affectionate RemembranceOFENGLISH CRICKET, WHICH DIED AT THE OVALON29th AUGUST, 1882, Deeply lamented by a large circle of sorrowingfriends and acquaintances. R. I. P. N. B.—The body will be cremated and theashes taken to Australia. As a result of this loss, the tour of 1882–83 was dubbed by England captain Ivo Bligh as "the quest to regain the ashes". England, with a mixture of amateurs and professionals, won the series 2–1. Bligh was presented with an urn that contained some ashes, which have variously been said to be of a bail, ball or a woman's veil, so The Ashes was born.

A fourth match was played which Australia won by four wickets. However, the match was not considered part of the Ashes series. England dominated many of these early contests with England winning the Ashes series 10 times between 1884 and 1898. During this period England played their first Test match against South Africa in 1889 at Port Elizabeth. England won the 1890 Ashes series 2–0, with the third match of the series being the first Test match to be abandoned. England lost 2 -- 1 in the 1891 -- 92 series. England again won the 1894 -- 95 series. In 1895 -- 96, England played South Africa; the 1899 Ashes series was the first tour where the MCC and the counties appointed a selection committee. There were three active players: Lord Hawke and Warwickshire captain Herbert Bainbridge. Prior to this, England teams for home Tests had been chosen by the club on whose ground the match was to be played. England lost the 1899 Ashes series 1–0, with Grace making his final Test appearance in the first match of the series.

The start of the 20th century saw mixed results for England as they lost four of the eight Ashes series between 1900 and 1914. During this period, England lost their first series against South Africa in the 1905–06 season 4–1

Filmax International

Filmax International is a Catalan motion picture production company and film distributor based in Barcelona, one of the Spain's most important integrated film and television groups. It produced the REC horror series, owns the Nirvana Films and New World Films International distributors and the Fantastic Factory label, dedicated to create fantasy films in the horror, science fiction and action genres. At different times Filmax has entered into distribution agreements with Paramount, Lauren Films, Summit, Fintage House, Nu lmage and Freeway; the company originated in 1953 created by Alfredo Talarewitz, started working as a film distributor of Hollywood movies. From 1955 onwards it collaborated with Spanish producer "Balcázar Producciones Cinematográficas"; the Filmax trademark was acquired in 1987 by Julio Fernández. Their parent company was called Grupo Ivex, which inexplicably went defunct around 1994; as of 2019, Filmax has distributed over 800 movies. Official website

John McCarthy (Gaelic footballer)

John McCarthy is a former Dublin Gaelic footballer who made his championship debut in a defeat by Louth in a Leinster SFC Replay in 1973. However this would be his team's last defeat in the province until 1980, he was once described by former Donegal manager Brian McEniff as the most lethal of the six Dublin forwards. In the period 1974 to 1979 John won three All Ireland medals in 1974, 1976 and 1977. John was a crucial figure in these years in the 1976 All Ireland final against old rivals Kerry as John struck for the first goal to set Dublin on their way to victory, he proved to be a real thorn in Kerrys side as he was fouled for the penalty which led to Dublins second goal. He repeated the dose against Kerry in the classic semi final of 1977 when he plundered Dublins first goal shortly after half time. In the final of 1977 John was part of a Dublin full forward line that amassed all but two of the teams two points in a tally of 5-12 against Armagh. Throughout his career he played for three clubs Na Fianna and Ballymun Kickhams.

He is a selector with Ballymun Kickhams senior team which won 2009 Dublin SFL bridging a 20-year gap. John was a Garda by profession based at Mountjoy and holds a unique record alongside Kerry's Aidan O'Mahony and Tom O'Sullivan within the force of being the only Gardaí to play in six successive All Ireland finals, he retired from the Garda Síochána in 2005. John's son named James is a senior footballer with Dublin who has won the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship on seven occasions