A former name retained.
(Str: dp. 12,614; 1. 416'6"; b. 53'; dr. 26'5"; S. 10 k.; cpl. 81; a. 2 5", 2 4")
Kamesit, a cargo ship, was built by Moore Ship Co., Oakland Calif., in 1918 for the USSB; delivered to the Navy in January 1919; and commissioned 29 January at Mare Island, Calif., Lt. Comdr. A. J. Shrader, USNRF, in command.
Departing Mare Island I February, Kamesit loaded with barley at Porta Costa, Calif., and sailed 13 February for New York via the Panama Canal. She transited the canal 28 February and diverted to Newport News, arriving 8 March. After receiving repairs and fuel, Kamesit sailed the 18th for Hull, England, where she arrived 6 April to discharge her cargo. Loaded with ballast, she departed for New York the 18th and returned to Hull the same day for repair of a disabled steering gear. Underway 26 April, she received orders 8 May to proceed to Philadelphia and arrived 18 May. Kamesit decommissioned 23 May and was delivered to USSB the same day. She regained in custody of USSB until abandoned in 1930.
The strange story of the longest 'putt' in PGA Tour history
In 2014, on Friday at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Doral, Tiger Woods buried a 91-foot, 8-inch putt on the fourth hole. Twenty-five hundred miles away in Las Vegas, Craig Barlow happened to be watching the Golf Channel when they put up a graphic comparing Tiger’s bomb to the longest putts ever made on the PGA Tour. It didn’t surprise him when he saw his own name at the top of that list—he’d seen it in this context before—but this time, he managed to snap a picture with his phone before it disappeared:
There it was: 2008, C Barlow, Warwick Hills, 111’ 5”. A putt so long that it would be a mathematical impossibility on most greens. You might expect that seeing his name on TV would give Barlow a jolt of pride, and it did—the recognition was nice, and that particular Buick Open was important to him for reasons that went beyond the putt.
But he also laughed. And he laughed again when we spoke on the phone from his home in Nevada earlier this month.
“If people only knew,” he said.
“The longest putt ever made on tour wasn’t actually a putt.”
There has been something a little mysterious to me about Barlow’s putt since I first saw the number earlier this year on the PGA Tour statistics page. The strangeness mostly stems from the fact that no video footage exists of it. The year 2008 is not exactly the technological dark ages, yet search as you will, you won’t find a video clip. Imagine if we couldn’t see the longest NFL touchdown run in the last 20 years, or Major League Baseball’s longest home run.
That’s not to say it’s a secret—you can find reference to Barlow’s feat all over the Internet. Some outlets correctly include the caveat that it’s the longest putt we know about , since the down-to-the-inch Shotlink data only goes back to 2003. The frankly absurd length of the bomb makes it somewhat likely that it is, in fact, the longest putt ever made on tour, but we don’t know for sure and we never will.
Primed for an odd story, then, it didn’t surprise me when Barlow said at the start of our call that the “coolest part” about the putt would either add spice to the story or ruin it completely.
Because—again—it wasn’t a putt.
By Sunday morning at the 2008 Buick Open in Warwick Hills, Barlow, 35 at the time, had already completed the hard part of his week. He’s what you’d call a journeyman in professional golf, a former full-time tour member who made a lot money since his rookie season in 1998—including more than a $1 million in 2006 after consecutive top 10s at Pebble Beach and Riviera. But Barlow never won an event and wouldn’t be considered a household name among casual sports fans. About six weeks before the Buick Open, he’d lost his exempt status for the first time in a decade, and at that point his career ambitions were aimed at a specific goal: 150 made cuts.
It was more than just an arbitrary number reaching 150 made cuts makes you a “veteran member,” which confers perks like TPC privileges for life, health insurance and an exemption category that can earn you entry into other tournaments. Barlow had watched veteran members like Willie Wood, Mike Standly and Mike Springer play as many as 15 tournaments a year purely on the strength of that status. As fate would have it, veteran-member status would soon diminish in importance with changes on tour, but that was the goal he was chasing, and in the summer of 2008 he was stuck at 148.
The year had been a grind. Since losing his status, he’d missed a handful of cuts and was forced to play the Monday qualifier at Warwick Hills in late June, just outside Flint, Mich., for a chance to make the Buick Open field. He survived that day, and then made the tournament cut by three strokes, which gave him 149 for his career—one off from the magic mark.
Come Sunday, he was in a relatively casual state of mind on the first hole, a par-5 dogleg right heading away from the clubhouse. He’d already made the cut, but wasn’t especially close to the leaders. It would take all of his length to reach in two, but with little to lose, he gave it a crack with driver and 3-wood. When he approached the green, he saw that his ball had crawled its way onto the front right of the putting surface by no more than an inch or two.
The problem? The hole was back right, and the green was a three-tiered sprawling leviathan. The 111-foot distance was daunting enough, but it was the bunker directly in his path that presented the biggest complication. In this screenshot of a satellite image, from Google Maps, you can see where Barlow’s ball would have been, in the top left, tucked behind the bunker, miles from the pin, which was placed that Sunday in the lower right:
Instead, he took out his lob wedge. Just as he was about to hit the ball, he remembered something—his caddie, Don Thom, wasn’t tending the pin. Even though he wasn’t technically putting, his ball was on the green, and in 2008 you couldn’t leave the flagstick in. The thought came to him just in time, and Thom raced to the flag.
Barlow isn’t afraid to call the shot that followed “amazing.” He landed his pitch softly on the upper tier, where it bounced once or twice, checked and trickled toward Thom, who pulled the pin. Barlow couldn’t even see the hole from where he was standing, but he saw the ball disappear, and he heard the roar of the 50 or so people standing around the green. He recalls the scene vividly, because even at the time it seemed to play out for him in slow motion. And he remembers he and Thom reacting the same way he’d react years later when he saw the moment resurrected on TV as a “putt.”
Of course, he had no idea that he’d accomplished something historic, if arcane. His chief concern was reaching 150 cuts, and now he was one away. Even today, his instinct is to downplay the significance of the pseudo-putt.
“I don’t want to diminish it by saying it didn’t matter, because of course any time you make an amazing shot it matters,” he said, “but I’d rather have the record of the lowest score ever at a tournament, or the biggest winning margin.”
Craig Barlow putting at a British Open qualifier the Monday after his historic 'putt'. (Domenic Centofanti/Getty Images)
The historic aftermath of that eagle was as strange as the circumstance itself. First, any shot from the green is technically classified as a “putt” even if the putter itself isn’t used. (Conversely, a ball that is putted from off the green doesn’t count as a putt, to Sangmoon Bae’s regret.) Second, as the references to Barlow on the Internet make clear, very few people seem to understand that he used a lob wedge in the first place. Some sources even include descriptions of him putting the ball, which is particularly funny considering what really happened.
As for Barlow, he was cursed in the short term to exist in a mental state that did him no psychological favors: thinking about the cut. But he took his chances where he could, and a year later, at the same course, he came into his last hole on Friday needing a par to reach his private milestone. He opted for 3-iron off the ninth tee—“I was sick of hitting into the trees my whole career,” he joked—reached the green safely, lagged and tapped in for his 150th made cut. That final putt was mere inches, but it was more meaningful to him by far than the record-breaker from a year before.
Even with the weakened status of the veteran member, Barlow’s successful quest for 150 allowed him to play in dozens of tournaments in the subsequent years, and earn hundreds of thousands of dollars. He played his last tournament in 2018, and today, at 48, he’s the director of instruction at Lake Las Vegas and the High Performance Golf Institute. He’s thinking of taking a crack at the PGA Tour Champions when the time comes, but has plenty of family concerns to think about before he makes the leap.
In the meantime, he only thinks about his record-breaking putt when he’s asked by a journalist, or when a junior he’s coaching wants to know about his tour days. When that happens, he’ll pull out his phone and show them the Golf Channel screenshot, with his name six spots above the great Tiger Woods.
“They’ve all gotten to see that,” he said. “But I’ll be honest. … I haven’t really told them all it was a chip.”
Why the Star-Spangled Banner is Played At Sporting Events
The instantly-recognizable song is played before thousands of sporting events every year, but just how did the Star-Spangled Banner come to be a staple of sports in the first place? The answer, it turns out, has to do with World War I.
Baseball fans in the late 19th century might’ve heard live military bands play the Star-Spangled Banner at a game every so often, but the song—which hadn’t yet been designated as the national anthem—wasn’t really a common occurrence at sporting events. That began to change on September 5, 1918, during Game 1 of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs. It was an era when the Red Sox still had Babe Ruth, and the phrase “the last time the Cubs won the World Series” wasn’t yet a joke. In fact, the two teams had won six of the last 15 world championship titles.
A giant flag lowered for the national anthem during the Red Sox home opener at Fenway Park in Boston, 2015. (Credit: Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Yet even though the event featured two teams at the top of their games, the crowd was somber that day, writesESPN The Magazine. Since entering the Great War a year and a half ago, more than 100,000 U.S. soldiers had died. And just a day before the game, a bomb had exploded in Chicago, (the city in which the game was held), killing four people and injuring dozens more. In addition, the U.S. government had recently announced that it would begin drafting major league baseball players.
All this sat heavy on the shoulders of both the players and the smaller-than-usual crowd of fans that day. But during the seventh-inning stretch, the U.S. Navy band began to play the Star-Spangled Banner and something changed.
Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs during the 1918 World Series at Comiskey Park Chicago, Illinois. (Credot: Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)
As the song began, Red Sox infielder Fred Thomas—who was in the Navy and had been granted furlough to play in the World Series—immediately turned toward the American flag and gave it a military salute, according to the Chicago Tribune. Other players turned to the flag with hands over hearts, and the already-standing crowd began to sing. At the song’s conclusion, the previously quiet fans erupted in thunderous applause. At the time, the New York Times reported that it “marked the highest point of the day’s enthusiasm.” The song would be played at each of the Series’ remaining games, to increasingly rapturous response. And patriotism played a part right from the start, as the Red Sox gave free tickets to wounded veterans and honored them during the playing of the Star-Spangled Bannerore the start of the decisive Game 6.
The New York Yankees hold their caps over their hearts during a performance of the national anthem, 1921. (Credit: FPG/Getty Images)
Other baseball parks began to play the song on holidays and special occasions, and Red Sox owner Harry Frazee made it a regular part of Boston home games. The Star-Spangled Banner officially became the U.S. national anthem in 1931, and by the end of World War II, NFL Commissioner Elmer Layden ordered that it be played at every football game. The tradition quickly spread to other sports, aided by the introduction of large sound systems and post-war patriotism.
The anthem’s adoption also gave way to a new American pastime, almost as beloved as sports itself: complaining about people’s behavior during the national anthem. By 1954, Baltimore Orioles general manager Arthur Ehlers was already bemoaning fans he thought disrespected the anthem by talking and laughing during the song. Ehlers briefly stopped playing the anthem altogether, before relenting to pressure and reinstating it a month later.
Analyzing the IP and who hosts it
The IP address 188.8.131.52 is owned by an organization called “ PP SKS-LUGAN” (PSL) which we have written about previously. In December of last year, we noted that most of the brute force attacks we were seeing during a December spike were originating from PSL.
The following shows the top IP addresses at PSL for a single day in December and how many attacks they generated in just 24 hours.
Multiple complaints to PSL have resulted in no change in this behavior and PSL IP addresses are continuing to engage in a large number of brute force attacks.
When analyzing 184.108.40.206 we looked at it in various dimensions:
Based on the open ports, the server appears to be a Windows machine. It seems to be associated with a domain called heilink which, based on archive.org, belongs to someone who was selling World of Warcraft gear and the site is now down. That is probably the previous owner of that IP address.
Based on the number of attacks we’re seeing coming from PSL’s netblock, we think that they are a “bullet proof hosting provider“. In other words, they are providing hosting for individuals and organizations who are engaged in activity that is clearly malicious and PSL will not respond or react to complaints about customers, but will allow the customer to continue using their services to engage in illegal activity.
image credits: @REUTERS/Jason Reed
The child’s name is Wattana Thongjon with his pet crocodile. The crocs name is Kheng. The picture was taken in 2002, back then Wattana’s father found the croc when he was a very little baby which is three years prior. He grew up real quick, They fed the croc fresh fish and it stayed indoors with their two pet dogs as well.
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Pennsylvania Farm Country Eagles
Immerse yourself in this view from the top of a big sycamore tree nestled in Pennsylvania farmlands. Bald eagles are wild creatures and it is important for us to keep them wild. Please refrain from naming the birds to respect them as wild animals. Also respect the privacy of the birds and the landowners, to whom we are extremely grateful for their enthusiastic cooperation in allowing us to share this peek into the lives of bald eagles. Periodic updates will be posted at From the Nest and in the live stream chat. Enjoy! And remember, nature can be difficult to watch.
PA Farm Eagles History
Eagles have nested in this vicinity for at least 15 years. It is believed that when a nest collapsed about three miles away, the pair built a new nest at this location. The eagles nesting in this area have successfully reared three young most years. Two adults have been spotted adding nest material since the cameras were installed in late October 2019. We can expect that the female may lay eggs mid-February and that viable eggs could hatch mid- to late-March. Young may fledge in June and continue to stop by the nest throughout the rest of the summer.
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Bald eagles in Pennsylvania:
The bald eagle's history in Pennsylvania is a precarious one. Only 36 years ago, there were a mere three nests left in the entire state. With the help of the Canadian government, the Pennsylvania Game Commission and several other states reintroduced bald eagle chicks from Saskatchewan to the Northeast United States. Today, Pennsylvania boasts more than 300 nests and the species is no longer state listed as threatened or endangered. This 22-minute documentary tells the story of that success.
Kamesit Str - History
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1944 - DeBell and Richardson, Inc. was founded in 1944 when two of the world's most prominent polymer scientists, John DeBell and Henry Richardson, started the first dedicated plastics research and development firm in the United States. Located in the Hazardville section of Enfield, Connecticut, the company rapidly gained a reputation for innovation of engineered compounds and technical service for the growing plastics industry. DeBell and Richardson, Inc. created and patented dozens of plastics commonly in use today.
1972 - In 1972, then President Robert C. Springborn purchased DeBell & Richardson. Inc. and broadened the scope of the company to include testing, analysis and quality assurance. The areas of expertise for these endeavors were chemicals and plastics, electrical / electronics and consumer merchandise. The new expanded company, Springborn Laboratories, became a leader in the quality assurance and consumer products testing market while continuing to provide expert plastics research and development services to a variety of internationally known clients.
1975 - In 1975, Springborn Laboratories' vast knowledge base in polymeric materials was called upon to create the company's most important innovation - the development of encapsulants for terrestrial photovoltaic modules. The original PV encapsulant development program, having a duration of more than a decade, evaluated hundreds of polymeric materials and modifier combinations, and included years of advanced weathering studies. The outcome of the program was clear: modified ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA), represented the very best combination of performance and cost, easily besting other materials including silicones, urethanes, acrylics, PVB's, ionomers, etc.
1979 - In 1979 Springborn Laboratories began marketing EVA for the photovoltaic module industry under the trade name PhotoCap®.
1980 - In the early 1980's, the demand for its PhotoCap® EVA became so strong that the company, then known as Springborn Testing and Research (STR), decided to make a significant commitment to the expansion of its pilot manufacturing operation, investing in production-scale equipment and infrastructure. As a result of the knowledge base acquired through the development of the material in its own laboratories and testing facilities, STR found its ability to provide technical service to solar start-ups as much in demand as its encapsulant products.
1990 - In the early 1990's, STR (with an updated name: Specialized Technology Resources, Inc.) increased capacity once again and continued its refinement of EVA-based PV encapsulants, launching products with unsurpassed long term photo-thermal stability, faster curing capability, and dimensional stability.
2000 - During the early 2000's, STR polymer scientists were busy developing still more advanced formulations and product configurations, including ultra fast curing encapsulants and multilayer products such as EVA/backsheet and EVA/cover film.
2002 - In 2002, STR formed the Spanish company Specialized Technology Resources España, S.A., (STRE) in Asturias, Spain, to better serve its growing customer base in Europe. In June of 2004, STRE officially commenced production, and began planning the addition of its second production line just two months later.
2005 - STR acquired Conplex, Inc. in St. Augustine, Florida in January of 2005, subsequently converting the company to a dedicated PV encapsulant manufacturing operation and renaming it Specialized Technology Resources Florida, Inc.
2006 - In 2006, STR completed the addition of its second production line at STRE and began preparations for a third line there by purchasing the neighboring property, commencing a building expansion to double the size of the facility, and ordering its largest and most advanced production line to date.
2007 - In 2007 STR launched its fourth factory in Somers, Connecticut, USA. This factory is dedicated to the production of multilayer constructions for emerging PV applications. The Somers facility is the present day location of STR's US based solar division.
2009 - In 2009, STR launched its fifth factory, Specialized Technology Resources (Malaysia) SDN. BHD. in Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia with the idea of better serving the growing Asian PV market.
2010 - November 2010 - STR announced that it closed on its previously announced acquisition of land and a 275,000 square foot building located in East Windsor, Connecticut. STR will relocate the majority of its US manufacturing to the new location. In addition, the facility will house U.S.-based product management and sales teams, as well as a new 20,000 square foot research and development laboratory. The facility acquisition enables STR to complete the planned expansion of its Connecticut manufacturing capacity to approximately 3.0 GW in 2011.
2014 - October 2014 - STR launches its newest factory, STR Solar (Suzhou) Company Limited located in Shajiabang, Suzhou, China.
2014 - November 2014 - STR relocates its world headquarters and research and development laboratory back to its original facility located at 10 Water Street in Enfield, Connecticut, USA.
2014 - December 2014 - STR enters into strategic relationship with Zhenfa Energy Group Co., Ltd., a leading developer of solar PV power stations based in Chongqing, China.
2017 &ndash STRI Board approves a significant investment in STRE to enter the large and growing food packaging industry.