Knowledge About Push Video
1. Little League home run of push video
A Little League home run is a play in baseball during which a batter scores a run during his plate appearance with the aid of one or more errors committed by the fielding team. It is so called because the play is presumably evocative of how young children in the process of learning how to play the sport frequently commit fielding and throwing errors that allow batters (as well as runners already on base during the at bat) to take more bases than they might otherwise normally take on the batted ball put into play. The term stems from Little League Baseball, founded in 1939 as an organizing body for local youth baseball and softball leagues throughout the United States and the rest of the world.
Given the prevalence of such plays at the actual Little League level, the play is remarkable only when batters playing in advanced leagues, up to and including the major leagues, commit such error-prone plays, since it is presumed that baseball players at the advanced amateur and professional levels are skillful enough to avoid them on a routine basis.
The first known effort to catalogue and report on incidences of Little League home runs at the major league level was undertaken by Chuck Hildebrandt, who presented his research to the annual conference of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) in Chicago, Illinois on June 27, 2015. The original definition of the Little League home run, announced during the presentation, was any play during which (1) the batter scores; and (2) two or more errors are committed by the fielding team, regardless as to whether the batter reaches base by way of error or base hit. This definition was established to allow queries to be run against a database of major league games for which play-by-play narrative is available, as maintained by Retrosheet.
In a subsequent article published by Hildebrandt in SABR's Baseball Research Journal in April 2017, the definition was expanded to reflect any play during which (1) the batter scores; and either (2a) two or more errors are committed by the fielding team, or (2b) one error is committed on a play which is not an extra-base hit, provided the error is charged to a non-outfielder (i.e., meaning by any infielder, the pitcher, or the catcher).
As of the close of the 2017 major league baseball season, a total of 358 Little League home runs have been discovered to have occurred during the 163,081 games that are available for play-by-play query in the Retrosheet database, or roughly one LLHR for every 455 games available. These plays are all consistent with the revised 2017 definition as described above, and have been all confirmed either through contemporary newspaper accounts, or by video or audio clips from the broadcasts of the games during which they occurred.
The earliest known Little League home run discovered to date was made by Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers versus the Cleveland Naps on September 10, 1911, nearly 28 years before the actual Little League organization itself was founded and available to lend its name to such a play. Fred Blanding was the Naps pitcher who yielded the Little League home run to Cobb.
The earliest known media account using the term "Little League home run" was a game recap written by Jeff Prugh, California Angels beat writer for Los Angeles Times, in reference to a Little League home run hit by Denny Doyle versus the Detroit Tigers on June 1, 1974.
2. Tony Palmer (bishop) of push video
Anthony Joseph Palmer (4 February 1966 20 July 2014) was a British-born South African theologian, missiologist, missionary and author.
Palmer was born in the United Kingdom and moved to South Africa when he was 10 years old. He and his wife maintained a website, called the Ark Community, which is described as "an internet-based, Inter-denominational Christian Convergent Community, drawing our spirituality from the Early Church (33-600AD), in particular, Celtic Christian spirituality." On the Ark Community website he was known as "Father Tony Palmer" instead of using the style The Right Reverend or the title "Bishop".
In January 2014, Palmer was sent by Pope Francis as a special envoy to a Charismatic Evangelical Leadership Conference hosted by Kenneth Copeland. During the conference, Palmer presented a short video message from the Pope. Palmer and Pope Francis were personal friends. The message was recorded when the two met a week prior to the Kenneth Copeland Ministries leaders' conference. Pope Francis suggested the recording and it was recorded on Palmer's iPhone. The message is one of brotherhood, unity and love. A declaration that the Reformation protest has ended. At the end of the presentation and video message, Copeland prayed for the Pope and recorded his own message back to the Pope.
Palmer continued the message of unity and released a video on 28 February 2014, titled "The Miracle of Unity has Begun", on the Ark Community website with the apparent approval of Pope Francis. Catholic website The Wild Voice was the first to provide a transcript of the controversial video in which Palmer said, "The real gift of communion is finding our brother. For those of us who have ears to hear, let us hear, because this is both profound and revolutionary. Pope Francis is calling us into an authentic communion based on the fact that we are brothers and sisters in Christ, not communion through our common traditions. This is a new way forward."
Palmer died on 20 July 2014 after injuries sustained in a motorbike accident.
3. Announcement, publicity, and release of push video
First announced to be in the recording stage in the group's January 2010 email newsletter, front man Scott Leonard officially announced the album to the public in an interview with San Luis Obispo's "The Tribune" in April 2010. He confirmed the tracks "Tonight", "California Sad-Eyed Girl", and "4U4Now4Life" from their live concerts would be on the album, tentatively named Bang. Starting that same month and continuing through June, Rockapella released snippets of both the raw recording and mixed versions of three songs said to be on their forthcoming album: "Nuthin' But", "Tell Me What You Want", and the title track "Bang". On June 17, 2010, the official Rockapella forum received a post from an administrator with a tentative track list of 12 songs for the album, all of which ended up on the 13-track album. Their website was then updated twice in July with videos consisting of the band members recording a small section of their respective vocal parts for "Tell Me What You Want" and "Bang" in Leonard's home recording studio; Jeff Thacher only appeared in the "Bang" video and was recording his part from his New York apartment. A similar video was released for Thacher's "Too Much" in October with a written description by him explaining why the song sounds the way it does. An August 2010 interview with Thacher stated a publicity push for the album would occur from August to early September, and the album would be released in mid-September. True to his word, Bang was released on September 21, 2010 in a solely digital format via iTunes, Amazon.com, and their website, while physical CD copies of the album became available on October 12. The CD is available in three forms through the Rockapella website:
a Deluxe Package that came with a physical copy of the album; a digital copy with a digital booklet featuring artwork, lyrics, and credits; two bonus live tracks: "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" and "Got to Get You Into My Life;" and a 2GB microphone-shaped memory stick containing all the tracks
a CD Package that came with a physical copy of the album as well as a digital copy and the digital booklet
a Digital Package available from both the website and iTunes that contained a digital copy of the album and the digital booklet.
4. Career of push video
Ossmann worked as an assistant, and then associate, editor for the University Press of New England for over three years.
Alice James BooksOssmann was executive director of Alice James Books from 20002008, presiding over a period of growth that, according to Poets & Writers, saw the press budget more than double in size, and saw the publication of the best-selling Here, Bullet, by Brian Turner, which garnered major media attention. According to Publishers Weekly, which interviewed Ossmann on the occasion of Alice James Books thirtieth anniversary, "the press received a three-year, $250,000 stabilization grant from an anonymous donor.With the grant, the press added two full-time staffers, upgraded its equipment, and launched a website with secure online ordering. The press also signed with a trade distributor for the first time, Consortium Book Sales & Distribution."
According to Valley News (West Lebanon, NH) reporter Kristen Fountain, It was an all-consuming, life-changing position, during which she stabilized the company's financial structure, increased its output and helped push its books into the national press.
TeachingOssmann has taught literature and creative writing at the University of Maine at Farmington and at Lebanon College, and has performed at Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing residencies and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference as a visiting publisher. She serves as publisher, editor, and writing consultant while teaching poetry workshops at The Writers Center in White River Junction, Vermont.