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Swalwell Cottage

Swalwell Cottage is a historic house located at 2712 Pine Street in Everett, Washington. The one a half story wood frame cottage fronts on Pine St. Designed by Everett architect Frederick A. Sexton it combines elements of the Stick–Eastlake and Shingle architectural styles. Sexton came to the Everett town site in 1891 and became the architect for the eastern side of town, he went on build the first brick building in town. Built in the winter of 1891–1892 the cottage was the home of Alfred W. Swalwell. Swalwell's parents and his brothers were active investors and developers in Everett, starting during a land boom based on speculation that the railroad would reach the coast in the area; the Swalwells filed the plat for their a few months before John D. Rockefeller's group filed their plat for the town of Everett; as investors could not yet buy land in the unfiled plat a rush ensued and the Swalwells did as much business in a day as the US$150,000 worth of real estate sold the day the plat the cottage is in went on sale.

Alfred Swalwell built the cottage and sold the property to his brother who lost it in a mortgage foreclosure after the Silver Panic of 1893. Pine St. was Swalwell Avenue at the time of construction. The cottage is one of the oldest residences in the city the only to retain its architectural character, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 28, 1978. National Register of Historic Places listings in Snohomish County, Washington Media related to Swalwell Cottage at Wikimedia Commons

Swe Swe Win

Swe Swe Win was a Burmese female weightlifter, competing in the 53 kg category and representing Myanmar at international competitions. She competed at world championships, most at the 1999 World Weightlifting Championships, the 2000 Summer Olympics. "Myanmar's Olympic hope: women". News24.com. 2000-08-29. Retrieved 2017-03-08. "Olympic Weightlifting Results - UPI Archives". Upi.com. 2000-09-18. Retrieved 2017-03-08. "Burma Related News - Aug 17, 2000". Burmalibrary.org. Retrieved 2017-03-08. Todor Krastev. "Women under 53kg Weightlifting XXVII Olympic Games 2000 Sydney, Australia". Todor66.com. Retrieved 2017-03-08. "BBC SPORT | PHOTO GALLERY | Olympics - day three in pictures". BBC News. 2000-09-18. Retrieved 2017-03-08

2010 Fed Cup Americas Zone Group II – Play-offs

The Play-offs of the 2010 Fed Cup Americas Zone Group II were the final stages of the Group II Zonal Competition involving teams from the Americas. Using the positions determined in their pools, the ten teams faced off to determine their placing in the 2010 Fed Cup Americas Zone Group II; the top two teams advanced to Group I for the next year. The first and second placed teams of each pool were placed against each other in two head-to-head rounds; the winner of the rounds advanced to Group I for 2011. The third-placed teams from each pool were drawn in head-to-head rounds to find the fifth and sixth placed teams; the fourth-placed teams from each pool were drawn in head-to-head rounds to find the seventh and eighth placed teams. The fifth-placed teams from each pool were drawn in head-to-head rounds to find the ninth and tenth placed teams. Mexico and Peru advanced to 2010 Fed Cup Americas Zone Group I; the Peruvians placed fourth overall, while the Mexicans placed last and thus were relegated back to Group II for 2012.

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Ambrose Shea

Sir Ambrose Shea was a political and business figure in colonial Newfoundland who served as Governor of the Bahamas. He was one of two Newfoundland delegates to the Québec Conference that led to Canadian confederation. Shea was born in St. John's, Newfoundland Colony, the fifth son of Henry Shea and Eleanor Ryan, his father had emigrated from Ireland. Ambrose Shea worked for a time on The Newfoundlander, a family-owned newspaper, before going into business for himself. By the 1850s, he was a successful merchant who dealt in insurance, acted as the agent for the transatlantic steamer trade, he continued to operate the business during most of his political career. In addition, he helped found the Newfoundland Natives Society in 1840, serving on the management committee in 1842, as president in 1846. Although he had been suggested as a candidate for the Newfoundland House of Assembly in 1842, Shea declined a nomination. In 1848 that he ran and won as a Liberal member for Placentia-St. Mary's and supported the campaign for responsible government.

He was the party's spokesman on reciprocity with the United States and was a delegate to negotiations in Washington in 1853. In the first responsible government election in 1855, Shea was elected to the House of Assembly from St. John's West, was appointed Speaker. However, tensions soon arose between those members who were immigrants to Newfoundland, those, including Shea, who were born there. There were difficulties between Shea and Prime Minister John Kent, who took office in 1858. Despite the conflicts, the Liberals retained power after the 1859 election. Shea remained Speaker after the election, he was absent much of the time from the fall session of 1860, many believed that he was organizing a covert campaign against Kent. When the Kent government collapsed, Hugh Hoyles was invited to form a minority Conservative government in 1861, Shea was offered a cabinet post but declined. In the election held that year, Shea was elected in Placentia; the Liberals were soundly defeated. After Kent's departure, Shea became party leader.

When the invitation to the Québec Conference arrived in 1864, Shea acted as one of two delegates, along with F. B. T. Carter, he was an enthusiastic supporter of the Québec Resolutions, giving a speech in their favour at a dinner in Montréal. Upon his return to Newfoundland, however, he found that his enthusiasm was not shared by much of the population. Once again, Shea found himself in the minority of political opinion during debates on the subject in 1865; as one of the few Catholic supporters of the idea, Shea was invited to join a coalition cabinet under Carter. However, his presence there drew much criticism and provoked many anti-Confederation attacks, to the point where he was unable to sway Catholic opinion in favour of union, his plan to promote union by employing Newfoundlanders on the construction of the Intercolonial Railway was unsuccessful, as many men either failed find work on the line, or drifted away without returning to the island. In the 1869 election, Shea was forced to campaign in Placentia against Charles Fox Bennett, the anti-Confederation leader, an electorate opposed to union.

He and Carter's pro-union coalition government were defeated. Following the defeat, Shea avoided public life for a time, but by 1873 was ready to run again. Although he was defeated in St. John's East that year, he was returned unopposed in Harbour Grace in January 1874; when Carter re-assumed the premiership after the fall of the Bennett government in 1873, Shea remained in the Assembly, wielding considerable influence in the Executive Council although he was not a member. Shea was one of the primary supporters of railway construction, was a member of the joint committee that recommended establishment of a line in 1880, he fought the 1885 election as leader of the Liberal Party negotiating with members of the new Reform Party to ensure a Reform victory, laying the groundwork for a future coalition. Although Shea retained his seat in the 1882 election, he began campaigning for employment with the British imperial government. After receiving a knighthood in 1883, he began expressing his desire to become governor of Newfoundland.

Previous government service had given him a favourable standing with the Colonial Office, which indicated to Shea that his services would be properly rewarded. However, he found himself in competition with Carter for the same position. Although the Colonial Office decided to appoint Shea, it was forced to withdraw his name in the face of protests organized by Carter; the experience soured Shea's opinion of its government. Despite efforts to placate Shea, many in the Newfoundland government felt he was an embarrassment, wished to see him employed elsewhere; when the governorship of the Bahamas became available, it was agreed to give Shea the position. He served there from October 1887 to December 1894, was by all accounts a popular and respected figure. However, he maintained an interest in Newfoundland's affairs attempting to participate in the 1888 Confederation negotiations, he seemingly never lost his desire for the Newfoundland governorship. As late as 1894, he was still campaigning for appointment to the post.

After his term as governor of the Bahamas ended, Shea retired to London. The Hon. Ambrose Shea, M. E. C. Married his second wife at Quebec, 26 November 1878, Louisa Bouchette Hart, daughter of Joseph Bouchette, Deputy Surveyor-General of Lower Canada, granddaughter of Colonel Joseph Bouchette, topographer, she was educated in Quebec. She married, first, at 8 November 1851, Alexander Hart, who died. Schreiner, Chrysostom. "

James F. Holderman

James F. Holderman is a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Born in Joliet, Illinois on May 30, 1946, Holderman received a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural science from the University of Illinois in 1968, a Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1971, he worked as a law clerk to Judge Edward Joseph McManus of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa from 1971 to 1972. He was an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago, Illinois from 1972 to 1978, he was in private practice as a litigator in Chicago from 1978 to 1985. On February 25, 1985, Holderman was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois created by 98 Stat. 333. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 3, 1985, received his commission on April 4, 1985, he served as Chief Judge from 2006 to 2013. Holderman assumed senior status on December 31, 2013.

He retired from active service on June 1, 2015. In July 2010 the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ordered him removed from a drug trial underway, concluding that he had shown "unreasonable fury" towards the prosecution, the second time in a decade he had been chastised by the Seventh Circuit for improper hostility towards the government. Holderman enjoys teaching, has taught classes at many Illinois law schools, he was an Adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law from 1981 to 1983, at Northwestern University School of Law from 1982 to 1984. He was a Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School from 1983 to 2000, he teaches as an adjunct professor at the John Marshall Law School, Illinois and at the University of Illinois College of Law. Holderman is interested in intellectual property litigation, teaches trial advocacy courses focusing on patent, trade secret, copyright cases, he teaches courses related to international IP rights and enforcement. As of 2016, Holderman is a mediator and arbitrator at JAMS.

Inducted as a Laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois and awarded the Order of Lincoln by the Governor of Illinois in 2017. James F. Holderman at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center