click links in text for more info

Toledo Mud Hens

The Toledo Mud Hens are a professional Minor League Baseball team based in Toledo, Ohio. The Mud Hens play in the International League and are affiliated with the Detroit Tigers franchise of Major League Baseball, based about 50 miles north of Toledo, they play their home games at Fifth Third Field. Professional baseball had been played off and on in Toledo since 1883, but the Mud Hens era began in 1896 with the "Swamp Angels", who played in the Interstate League, they played in Bay View Park, outside the Toledo city limits and therefore not covered by the city's blue laws. The park was located near marshland inhabited by American coots known as "mud hens." For this reason, the local press soon dubbed the team the "Mud Hens"—a nickname that has stuck to Toledo baseball teams for all but a few years since. After only one year, the team moved to Armory Park. A Mud Hens team played in the American Association from its founding in 1903 until the team moved to Wichita, KS to become the Wichita Braves in 1955.

An International League franchise moved to Toledo from Richmond, Virginia in 1965 adopting the Mud Hens name to become the current incarnation of the Toledo Mud Hens. However they were based in Ohio at the converted Fort Miami Fairgrounds; the local ownership group led by Ned Skeldon signed with the New York Yankees to be its top minor league team. In 1967, the Detroit Tigers replaced the Yankees as its major league affiliate; that year, the team was third in the league but claimed the Governor's Cup via the four team playoff. The next year the team won a record 83 games and the league pennant, while failing to win the cup again; the team was affiliated with Detroit until 1974. In 1974 and 1975, the Phillies affiliated with the Mud Hens, followed by two years affiliated with Cleveland Indians. All four seasons were losing 77The Minnesota Twins took over as the team's major league affiliate and brought in Gene Cook as general manager, good at promoting the team as a family event. Cook got Jamie Farr to incorporate the Mud Hens in Farr's M*A*S*H character's

77 Billy Bean Billy Beane Moe Berg Tony Clark Octavio Dotel Doug Fister Curtis Granderson Mike Hessman Omar Infante Addie Joss Gabe Kapler Shane Loux Craig Monroe Bobby Murcer Jeff Newman Kirby Puckett Max Scherzer Mose Solomon Casey Stengel Jim Thorpe Tom Underwood Jim Walewander Phil Weintraub Hack Wilson Josh Zeid The records of the last five Toledo Mud Hens seasons are listed below. M*A*S*H character Maxwell Klinger hailed from Toledo and mentioned the Mud Hens as his favorite baseball team throughout the series, he was seen wearing a Toledo Mud Hens cap. In fact, Klinger feels so about the Mud Hens that he gets put on KP duty for a month when he punches his arch nemesis, Sgt. Zelmo Zale, who insulted the Mud Hens. Like Klinger, Farr was born and raised in Toledo, the Mud Hens retired jersey #1 in Farr's honor; the title character of the comic strip Crankshaft was a pitcher for the Mud Hens just before World War II when he enlisted in the Army. He invariably wears a Mud Hens cap in the strip, reminisces about his playing days.

In the summer of 2016 the Mud Hens retired jersey #13 in Crankshaft's honor. Lou Brown, the manager of the Cleveland Indians in the fictional film Major League, was said to have managed in Toledo for 30 years prior to managing the Indians. Richard Pryor's character, Montgomery Brewster, in the 1985 film Brewster's Millions was said to have pitched for the Mud Hens. List of baseball parks in Toledo, Ohio Current and former Toledo Mud Hens players The Toledo Baseball Guide of the Mud Hens 1883–1943, Ralph Elliott Lin Weber, 1944. Baseball Reference Toledo Mud Hens web site

Frank Mitchell (presenter)

Frank Mitchell is a broadcaster and journalist from Northern Ireland. He is a weather presenter on UTV Live and a presenter on the radio station U105. Mitchell, whose parents ran an electrical shop in Warrenpoint, began his broadcasting career at the age of 17 at pirate radio station Carousel in Dundalk, he worked as a BBC radio producer for the Walter Love show Day by Day and presented the early morning weekday show and Saturday lunchtime shows on Downtown Radio before he joined Ulster Television in 1987 as a continuity announcer and newsreader. He has presented a range of popular TV shows including UTV Life, School Around The Corner, End to End and Ultimate Ulster, his U105 Radio phone-in has become one of the most exciting in Ireland with a fast moving range of topics guided by his sharp questions and sharp wit. Mitchell remained on the announcing staff until 1993 when he became the station's chief weather presenter and news programme features reporter. Mitchell co-hosted and reported for UTV's GAA discussion series End to End between 2001 and 2004.

Mitchell presented the entertainment series School Around the Corner from 1996 to 2005, Ultimate Ulster in 2007 to 2009 and the weekday magazine show UTV Life between 1999 and 2009. His Ultimate Ulster programme featuring an array of top tens in the locality was the most watched regional programme in the UK, he is well known as the UTV weatherman famous for his weather watching camera, crazy clues, weather watchers and charming presentation style. Late in 2016 he began using new ITV graphics on the new look UTV LiveMitchell is the host of the popular radio mid morning phone-in on the successful U105.8FM which broadcasts from the UTV HQ in Belfast. He has broadcast on U105, in the 09.00–12.00 slot, since September 2006. Mitchell won an All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship medal with his local club Burren. Mitchell attended Newry and St Mary's University College, Belfast. Prior to becoming a broadcaster, he worked as a teacher. Mitchell is married with one daughter, who studied Architecture at the University of Ulster.

Frank Mitchell's profile on U105

Leslie Thornton (filmmaker)

Leslie Thornton is an American avant-garde filmmaker and artist. Leslie Thornton was born in 1951 in Knoxville and grew up in Oak Ridge and Schenectady, New York. Both her father and grandfather worked on the Manhattan Project, but due to the project's high level of secrecy, neither knew of the other's involvement until many years later. Thornton learned as an adult, as a result the atomic bomb and themes of apocalypse appear in some of her works, she first developed an interest in film as a teenager when she frequented experimental cinema screenings at her local Unitarian Church in Schenectady. Attending Tufts University as an undergraduate from 1969 until 1971, Thornton transferred to the State University of New York at Buffalo where she studied painting under Seymour Drumlevitch and film under Hollis Frampton, Paul Sharits, Stan Brakhage, Peter Kubelka. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting at SUNY-Buffalo in 1973, she continued on to graduate work. Thornton earned a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from The Hartford Art School in 1976, studied film at the graduate level at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975 under Richard Leacock and Ed Pincus.

She works as a professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University and teaches at the European Graduate School. She lives in both Providence, Rhode Island, New York City with her partner and scholar Thomas Zummer. Thornton began painting as a teenager, during "a period of Minimalism moving into Conceptualism." She recalls that lineage as a prominent part of her own work, where visually, "The paintings were moving towards white but there was some kind of grid that kept being laid down and re-established." Scholar Thomas Zummer characterizes those early paintings through their grids: "Thornton's paintings organized a sensual, expressionist hand into strict formal geometric mappings. These works begin with a painterly sensuality set within and against a series of structural grids, so that there is a constant between expressivity and the ineffable." But as her practice developed, he notes, "Painting was a vessel incapable of the containment of the sensate. Language, emotion the random and inexplicable things and occurrences of the world were among her subjects.

It was a matter of finding an appropriate instrument for her investigations". Painting's insufficiency led Thornton to her first venture in filmmaking, X-TRACTS, in 1975 while studying painting at the Hartford School of Art. After graduating, she abandoned painting in favor of filmmaking, which felt to her, despite Zummer's claims unrelated to her previous practice: "I dropped thinking of what I had been doing with painting once I started the process of making film. I didn't draw comparisons though I could now, if I thought about it." Filmmaking has dominated her work since this transition, though she began painting again as a hobby. Thornton's filmography includes video, HD video, HDV, digital video and 2K video. Employing archival materials, found footage and soundtrack, the body of work as a whole explores themes of language, nuclear war, ethnography and narrative structure; these themes have been collectively described as "an investigation in the production of meaning through media." In her words, "I see myself as writing with media, I position the viewer as an active reader, not a consumer.

The goal is not a product, but shared thought." Throughout her career, Thornton has received significant critical acclaim for her work—particularly for her serial Peggy and Fred in Hell, was the only woman experimental filmmaker included in Cahiers du cinema's "60 Most Important American Directors" issue. In addition to acclaim from critics, Thornton has received many awards and her work is included in the collections of many museums. Thornton's first widely-recognized and still best-known work is the epic serial Peggy and Fred in Hell; the project began as she was moving into a new apartment in San Francisco and the two children who lived upstairs and Donald Reading, came to offer help. While carrying her things, they wanted to be recorded. Thornton fell in love with their performance and chose them as the protagonists for her then-upcoming Peggy and Fred in Hell. In a 1990 essay that acts as a descriptive companion to the serial, "We Ground Things, Now, On a Moving Earth", Thornton describes the premise where a camera tracks two children "raised by television" who live in a "post-apocalyptic splendor," "adrift in the detritus of prior cultures."

These children and Fred, wander through Hell and fill their time learning "how to make avocado dip, getting lost in their own house, receiving imaginary phone calls and death threats, deciding what things are for," and monitoring the television sets that fill their homes. Though the Readings' performances before the camera are unscripted, Thornton provides them with "a fictional construct…having been told only their names, that they are adults, that this is their house, that they are hungry.” The conditions result in improvisations that Thornton calls "a true interaction in a fictionalized environment." Recorded between 1981 and 1988, the footage of the children was taken to the editing room where Thornton spliced their improvisations with archival materials, including but not limited to creation

Reshad Jones

Reshad Monquez Jones is an American football strong safety for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Dolphins in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft, he played college football at the University of Georgia. Reshad was born in Georgia, he graduated from Booker T. Washington High School where he earned AAAA All-State and Defensive Player of the Year honors from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Georgia Sports Writers Association as a senior. Jones was the no. 1 safety in the country according to PrepStar 100 and Rivals Top 100. Jones was the Fox Sports Net South Countdown to Signing Day All-South First Team defensive back. Jones was a three-year letterman and two-year starter at Georgia. Reshad finished his college career playing in 39 games with 27 starts and recording career totals of 206 tackles, including 10 stops for losses. Jones intercepted 11 others for 174 yards; the stand out safety became the eighth player since statistics were kept in 1950 to lead the team in interceptions in consecutive seasons.

As a sophomore, Reshad was named second-team Sophomore All-American and second-team All-SEC honors while winning the team's Most Improved Defensive Back Award. Jones repeated the feature as a junior and was named as a second-team All-SEC selection and earned the team's Most Improved Player Award for defense. On January 4, 2010, Jones announced that he would forgo his senior season at Georgia and enter the 2010 NFL Draft, as he was projected to be a second round pick by NFL draft experts, he was one of 54 collegiate defensive backs to attend the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and completed all of the combine drills. He finished tied for third among all defensive backs in the bench press, tied for fifth in the vertical jump, finished 21st in the 40-yard dash. On March 16, 2010, he attended Georgia's pro day and improved his times in the 40-yard dash and 20-yard dash and ran positional drills for scouts and team representatives, he was linked to the Miami Dolphins after attending a dinner with team personnel during a two-day visit.

At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Jones was projected to be a third or fourth round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts. He was ranked the third best strong safety prospect in the draft by The Miami Dolphins selected Jones in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft; the Miami Dolphins traded their sixth and seventh round selections to the Washington Redskins to acquire the Redskins' fifth round pick and select Jones. He was the 13th safety selected in 2010. On July 14, 2010, the Miami Dolphins signed Jones to a four-year, $1.95 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $160,400. He entered training camp competing against Tyrone Culver and Chris Clemons for job as the starting free safety after it was left vacant by the departure of Gibril Wilson. Head coach Tony Sparano named Jones the backup free safety behind Chris Clemons to start the regular season, he made his professional regular season debut in the Miami Dolphins' season-opening 15–10 victory at the Buffalo Bills.

He was inactive for two consecutive games after suffering a knee injury during the Dolphins' 23–22 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. On November 14, 2010, Jones recorded three solo tackles, two pass deflections, his first career sack, made his first career interception off a pass by quarterback Vince Young during a 29–17 victory against the Tennessee Titans; the following week, he earned his first career start at free safety in place of Chris Clemons who suffered a hamstring injury the previous week. He recorded a season-high five combined tackles in the Dolphins' 16–0 loss to the Chicago Bears, he was sidelined for the Dolphins' Week 12 victory at the Oakland Raiders after he suffered an ankle injury. He finished his rookie season with 21 combined tackles, two pass deflections, an interception, a sack in 13 games and two starts. Through training camp in 2011, he competed for the job as the starting free safety against Chris Clemons. Defensive coordinator Mike Nolan named Jones the starting free safety, alongside strong safety Yeremiah Bell, to begin the regular season.

He started the Miami Dolphins' season-opener against the New England Patriots and collected a season-high 12 combined tackles and deflected a pass during their 38–24 loss. The following week, he recorded six combined tackles and sacked quarterback Matt Schaub as the Dolphins lost 23–13 to the Houston Texans. Jones was inactive for the Dolphins' Week 7 loss to the Denver Broncos due to a knee injury he sustained the previous week, he was demoted as a backup behind Tyrone Culver. He remained the backup for three games before regaining his starting role in Week 11. On December 12, 2011, the Miami Dolphins fired head coach Tony Sparano after the Dolphins fell to a 4–9 record; the defensive backs. In Week 15, Jones made six combined tackles and intercepted his first pass of the season off a pass by Ryan Fitzpatrick in their 30–23 victory at the Buffalo Bills, he finished the 2011 season with 67 combined tackles, four pass deflections, two sacks, an interception in 15 games and 12 starts. Jones entered training camp slated as the starting strong safety.

Head coach Joe Philbin named him the starter for the start of the regular season, alongside free safety Chris Clemons. On November 15, 2012, Jones recorded a season-high 14 combined tackles and deflected a pass during a 19–14 loss at the Buffalo Bills. In Week 13, Jones recorded nine solo tackles, a pass deflection, a sack, intercepted a pass by Tom Brady during a 2

Kruger v President of the Republic of South Africa

Kruger v President of the Republic of South Africa and Others is an important case in South African law, heard in the Constitutional Court on 19 February 2008, with judgment handed down on 2 October. The judges were Langa CJ, O'Regan ADCJ, Madala J, Mokgoro J, Ngcobo J, Nkabinde J, Skweyiya J, Van Der Westhuizen J, Yacoob J, Jafta AJ and Kroon AJ. Counsel for the applicant was G. Budlender. There was no appearance for the first respondent, but Wim Trengrove SC appeared for the second and for the third respondent; the applicant's attorneys were Kruger & Co.. The first question was one of constitutional practice: the requirements for direct access to the Constitutional Court, in order to challenge the constitutionality of legislation. For that purpose, an expanded definition was adopted of the phrase "direct and personal interest." If the party in question has a direct and personal interest where the legislation in question is of direct and central importance to the field in which he or she operates.

Central to the case was an amendment to the Road Accident Fund. The implementation of the amending legislation was to be staggered by the issuance of a presidential proclamation putting into effect certain amending sections before others; when the President executed on this requirement, however, he selected sections comprising an arbitrary assortment of both administrative and substantive amendments contained in the amending Act. His proclamation, was on face of it irrational, the doctrine of objective invalidity rendered it void ab initio. Furthermore, the proclamation issued to correct the errors in the first proclamation was void; the court thus considered the power of the State President to issue a proclamation correcting an error made in an earlier proclamation. Although the court found that the President was empowered to withdraw the offending proclamation, it held that he may not amend a proclamation issued in error where the original proclamation was void ab initio. Kruger, the applicant, an attorney specialising in personal injury law, approached the CC under section 172 of the Constitution for confirmation of a High Court order declaring Proclamation R27 of 2006 to be "null and void and of no force and effect."

Because of the alleged uncertainty created by the High Court's declaration of invalidity, the Road Accident Fund sought direct access to the CC for an order declaring Proclamation R32 of 2006, issued by the President in substitution for the first proclamation, before 31 July 2006, to have brought lawfully into operation sections 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the Amendment Act with effect from 31 July 2006. The second proclamation had been issued to correct a bona fide error in the first proclamation regarding which of the sections in the Amendment Act were to come into operation on 31 July, was worded as "amending" the first proclamation; the first and second respondents objected in limine that the applicant had no locus standi to bring the application. As to the applicant's standing to bring the application, the court held that, although he might not have had standing at common law, the present case called for an expanded understanding of what constituted a "direct and personal interest." If the practitioner was able to establish both that a proclamation was of direct and central importance to the field in which he or she operated.

In the present case, the court found, the applicant met both requirements and accordingly had standing to pursue the application. As to the application for direct access, the court found that it had a discretion on whether or not to grant direct access, but it would only do so in exceptional cases and when it was in the interests of justice in the light of the facts of the particular case; the circumstances in the application for direct access were indeed, in the present case, exceptional. It was in the interests of justice, that the validity of the two proclamations be considered together; as to the validity of the first proclamation, the court held that section 4, listed in both the first and the second proclamation, belonged to the cluster of the administrative amendments which were listed in the second proclamation. The effect of the first proclamation was to put into operation an arbitrary selection of one of the administrative amendments and four of the substantive amendments made by the Amendment Act.

Because it was based on an arbitrary selection, it followed that the first proclamation was objectively irrational. Under the doctrine of objective invalidity, the first proclamation was a nullity from the outset, it was invalid and void ab initio, therefore had no effect in law. Furthermore, if the first proclamation remained in effect, it would create a number of legal and practical problems; as to the validity of the second proclamation, the court held that section 13 of the Amendment Act, read with section 81 of the Constitution, conferred the narrow power on the President to issue a proclamation determining the date on which legislation would com

226th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

The 226th Infantry Brigade was a Home Service formation of the British Army that existed under various short-lived titles in both the First and Second World Wars. On the outbreak of the First World War, the Territorial Force mobilised for home defence, but shortly afterwards, its units were authorised to raise 2nd battalions formed from those men who had not volunteered for, or were not fit for, overseas service, together with new volunteers, while the 1st Line went overseas to supplement the Regulars. Early in 1915 the 2nd Line TF battalions were raised to full strength to form new divisions, began to form Reserve units to supply drafts; the remaining Home Service men were separated out in May 1915 to form brigades of Coast Defence Battalions. 7th Provisional Brigade was one of these formations, with the following composition: 7th Provisional Yeomanry Squadron 7th Provisional Cyclist Company 7th Provisional Brigade Royal Field Artillery 7th Provisional Field Company Royal Engineers 29th Provisional Battalion, Sherwood Foresters 81st Provisional Battalion 82nd Provisional Battalion 107th Provisional Battalion 108th Provisional Battalion 7th Provisional Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps 7th Provisional Brigade Train Army Service CorpsAlso attached: 2/8th Battalion Essex Regiment 2/1st Warwick Field Brigade RFAThese units had fluctuating strengths.

For example, in November 1915 the 82nd Provisional Bn consisted of 1550 men, but drafts to the 2nd and 3rd Line TF units and 63rd Provisional Battalion reduced this to 1100, including just under 200 men of the National Guard. The Battalion War Diary complains that many of the TF men being received from the Gloucesters and Worcesters'especially those sent from Bristol have ailments which will prevent them becoming efficient soldiers'; the National Guard men would have been in Medical Category C. The Provisional Brigades were dispersed in defence positions along the East Anglian coast. In July 1916, 7th Provisional Bde was at Frinton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze, forming part of Southern Army of Home Forces; the Military Service Act 1916 swept away the Home/Foreign service distinction, all TF soldiers became liable for overseas service, if medically fit. The Provisional Brigades thus became anomalous, at the end of 1916 their units became numbered battalions of their parent units. Part of their role was physical conditioning to render men fit for drafting overseas.

7th Provisional Brigade became 226th Mixed Brigade in December 1916, with its units redesignated as follows: General Officer Commanding: Brigadier-General J. F. Erskine Brigadier-General Hon. C. G. Fortescue Brigadier-General B. C. M. Carter 17th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment 21st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters 2/6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry 28th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry 29th Battalion, London Regiment 30th Battalion, London Regiment 31st Battalion, London Regiment 32nd Battalion, London Regiment 2/1st London Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery 2/2nd London Heavy Battery, RGA At first, 226th Brigade had no divisional allocation. From 13 April 1917 it was attached to 71st Division, a Home Service formation composed of former Provisional Battalions. On 10 January 1918, instructions were issued to break up 71st Division by mid-March. 226th Brigade exchanged some units with other brigades of the division and was attached to 67th Division. In May 1918 each of the non-divisional home service brigades provided one Garrison Guard battalion to reconstitute the 59th Division in France.

226th Brigade supplied the 2/6th Durham LI to the 177th Brigade, replaced in the brigade by a newly raised Home Service battalion of the regiment. The brigade never served overseas, was demobilised early in 1919. On 11 January 1941, the 226th Independent Infantry Brigade was organised, it was commanded by Brigadier J. C. A. Birch and consisted of newly raised infantry battalions. Upon formation, the brigade came under Southern Area headquarters until 28 February 1941 when it came under command of 3rd Infantry Division. On 24 April 1941, the 226th Brigade became part of the newly created Dorset County Division, which had taken over the operational commitments of Southern Area. Dorset County Division was broken up on 24 November 1941, the brigade was attached to Southern Command until 1 December, when its headquarters was re-designated HQ 34th Army Tank Brigade. With the converted 8th Battalion, Essex Regiment and other units; the composition of 226th Brigade was as follows: 9th Battalion, Buffs (Royal East Kent Reg