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Belleville, Ontario

Belleville is a city located at the mouth of the Moira River on the Bay of Quinte in Southern Ontario, along the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor. It is the seat of Hastings County, but politically independent of it, is the centre of the Bay of Quinte Region. In addition to the Belleville city centre, the city of Belleville comprises a number of villages and hamlets, including the following communities: Bayshore, Corbyville, Frink Centre, Halloway, Honeywell Corners, Loyalist, Plainfield, Pointe Anne, Thrasher's Corners, Thurlow South and Zion Hill; the site of an Anishinaabe village in the 18th century known as Asukhknosk, the future location of the city was settled by United Empire Loyalists. It was first called Singleton's Creek after an early settler, George Singleton, as Meyer's Creek after prominent settler and industrialist John Walden Meyers, one of the founders of Belleville who built a sawmill and grist mill, it was renamed Belleville in honour of Lady Arabella Gore in 1816, after a visit to the settlement by Sir Francis Gore and his wife.

Another important family in the growth of Belleville was that of Henry Corby, the founder of H. Corby Distillery, who had arrived in 1832, he promoted the municipality and his son Henry Corby, Jr. donated the public library, helped develop the park at Massassaga Point, established the Corby Charitable Fund, helped raise funds to build the first bridge across the Bay of Quinte and donated Corby Park. In 1836 Belleville became an incorporated village. By 1846, it had a population of 2040. There were several stone buildings, including a jail and court house as well as some of the seven churches. Transportation to other communities was by stagecoach and, in summer, by a steamboat. Two weekly newspapers were being published; the post office received mail daily. Several court and government offices were located here. In addition to tradesmen, there was some small industry, three cloth factories, a paper mill, two grist mills, three tanneries and two breweries. Seventeen taverns were in operation. Belleville became an important railway junction with the completion of the Grand Trunk Railway in 1856.

Belleville was incorporated as a town in 1850. In 1858 the iron bridge over the Moira River at Bridge Street became the first iron bridge in Hastings County. By 1865, the population reached 6,000. Telephone service to 29 subscribers was in place by 1883. In 1870, Belleville became the site of Ontario's first school for the deaf. Under Dr. Charles B. Coughlin, the school was recognized as making a significant contribution to special education. Called the Ontario Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb, the facility was first renamed Ontario School for the Deaf and in 1974, the Sir James Whitney School. Belleville's High Victorian Gothic town hall was built in 1873 to house the public market and administrative offices; the overall appearance is similar to the original today. In 1877, Belleville was incorporated as a city. In 1998, the city was amalgamated with the surrounding Township of Thurlow to form an expanded City of Belleville as part of Ontario-wide municipal restructuring; the city annexed portions of Quinte West to the west.

The Dixie Lee Fried Chicken chain and the Journey's End Corporation economy limited service hotel chain were both founded in the city. Belleville is located at the mouth of the Moira River on the Bay of Quinte in southeastern Ontario between the cities of Quinte West to the west and Napanee to the east; these cities are connected by the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway. Belleville is located in a transitional zone which may be considered part of the Central Ontario or Eastern Ontario regions by different sources. Belleville is properly considered part of the Central Ontario region as it is located west of the St. Lawrence River's starting point, but the city is popularly considered part of Eastern Ontario as it shares the eastern region's area code 613 and K postal code. Belleville's climate has four distinct seasons; the city's traditional continental climate is moderated by its location near Lake Ontario. The lake moderates temperature extremes, cooling hot summer days and warming cold days during the fall and winter.

Because of this, winter snowfall is somewhat limited due to the increased frequency of precipitation falling as rain during the winter months. In the summer months, severe thunderstorm activity is limited because of the non-favourable lake breeze conditions; the city, being located on the north shore of Lake Ontario, is in an unfavourable location for lake effect snow. One notable exception, was in December 2010 when 14 cm of snow occurred in one day as a result of a snow band from Lake Ontario; the summer months do not experience exceedingly hot temperatures, humidity levels can make daytime highs uncomfortable. Summer rainfall is modest and delivered by passing thunderstorms or warm fronts. Remnants of tropical systems do pass through on occasion towards summer's end, resulting in one or two days of wet weather; the winter season i

Miss Universe Canada

Miss Universe Canada or "Beauties of Canada" is a national beauty pageant in Canada. Beauties of Canada Organization gained the exclusive rights to send a Canadian representative to the Miss Universe Pageant in 2002. Created by Brandon Mclennan, the company President is Nicaraguan-born Canadian Denis Davila; the Miss Universe Canada contest was first held in 2003, with the first winner being Leanne Marie Cecile. Cecile made the Top 10 in Miss Universe 2003. Natalie Glebova was crowned the winner in 2005 and went on to become Miss Universe 2005. Glebova's successor Alice Panikian was viewed as a strong contender to win the 2006 Miss Universe crown and placed in the Top 10. In 2010, Miss Universe Canada made headlines when Maria Al-Masani, the first beauty pageant contestant of Yemeni origin, competed; this was controversial due to accommodating her religious beliefs by allowing her to wear a semi-transparent sarong over her swimsuit. In 2012, CNN World News named her one of its eight "agents of change" to follow, the only Canadian to receive that designation.

The 2012 contest was accused of transphobia after disqualifying a transgender contestant, Jenna Talackova, for not being a "naturally born female". A spokesperson from Miss Universe Canada released a statement saying she was disqualified because on her entry form she stated she was born a female, not the case. Talackova was let back into the competition. After this, Sahar Biniaz dropped out of the Miss Universe pageant a few days prior to it starting, having hurt her foot. Adwoa Yamoah, the first runner-up, replaced her and competed in Miss Universe 2012. On May 27, 2013, two days after the Miss Universe Canada 2013 pageant, it was announced that Denise Garrido was the winner; as it turned out, Garrido was 3rd runner-up and due to a mathematical error was named the winner. Calgary's Riza Santos was the actual winner. During the validation of the computerized scoring results, a typo was discovered in the top five entries, which impacted the final results of the competition. Note: 2012: Sahar Biniaz did not compete at Miss Universe 2012 due to a foot injury.

The following is a list of all Miss International Canada titleholders in under Beauties of Canada or Miss Universe Canada since 2003. Note: 2016: Amber Bernachi won Miss Eco International 2017 in Egypt; the Canadian Search Miss Universe or Miss Canadian Universe was hosted by Terry Lynn Meyer, a former Miss Canada and Seanna Collins. The special entertainment guests were Dendra Taylor. After Miss Canada stopped the annual pageant in 1993, the new franchise was taken by former Miss Canada, Terry Lynn Meyer; the Miss Canada pageant obtained the franchise for the Miss Universe Pageant in 1978, when that year's first runner-up, Andrea Leslie Eng, competed internationally. From 1979 to the final contest, the winners of Miss Canada went on to compete. Miss Canada 1982, Karen Baldwin, being the only Miss Canada to win Miss Universe; the show was popular in the 1970s, with up to 5 million viewers, but declined in the 1980s, until it was cancelled. Producers of the show cited mounting production costs, as the reason for cancellation, along with the absence of host Jim Perry, who went into semi-retirement after the 1991 pageant.

The last winner was Miss Canada 1992 Nicole Dunsdon from British Columbia. Between 1969 and 1977 the Miss Dominion of Canada pageant originated when the Bruno family of Ancaster, Ontario obtained franchise rights to select and send Canada's exclusive representatives to Miss Universe; the winner of Miss Dominion of Canada competed to Miss Universe. The Miss Universe franchise in Canada was taken over by the nationally televised Miss Canada contest in 1978. In 1952 Miss Toronto 1951 competed to Miss Universe 1952. Between 1952 and 1958 Miss Universe Canada selected by Miss Toronto Organization in Canada. In 1957 Miss Toronto won the Miss Canada and went to Miss Universe in the USA. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify a runner-up is sent. Miss Earth Canada Miss World Canada Canada at major beauty pageants Official Miss Universe Canada website

MLS SuperDraft

The MLS SuperDraft is an annual event, taking place in January of each year, in which the teams of Major League Soccer select players who have graduated from college or otherwise been signed by the league. The SuperDraft was first instituted in 2000, as a combination of the MLS College Draft, in which players having graduated from college were selected, the MLS Supplemental Draft, in which all other players were chosen; the draft is divided into four rounds in which each club has a selection, the order of, determined by a combination of the teams' playoff and regular season positions, with the last placed team getting the first pick. From 1996 to 1999, all American players graduating college were entered into the MLS College Draft, were eligible to be selected by all Major League Soccer teams. Players who had graduated from college were entered into a separate MLS Supplemental Draft; the division between the two was eliminated in 2000, when they were combined into a single MLS SuperDraft. Created to ensure strict parity in the league, the draft was designed to allow weaker clubs to develop their rosters.

The first SuperDraft was held in 2000, since has become the primary draft of the league. The draft has been considered to be secondary to youth academies; the importance of the SuperDraft waned in the 2010s as MLS teams established their own youth academy systems and acquired young players from other leagues. The 2020 MLS SuperDraft was conducted by conference calls and online streaming for the first time. Only players from the American college sports system are eligible to be drafted. Canadian U Sports men's soccer players are not included, despite numerous proposals and discussions in 2010 and 2012; the draft process for the SuperDraft resembles the NFL Draft. Below is the process for the 2019 MLS SuperDraft: Any expansion club automatically gets the first pick. Teams that did not make the playoffs are ordered by their regular-season record. Teams that made the MLS Cup Playoffs are ordered by which round of the playoffs they are eliminated; the winners of the MLS Cup are given the last selection, the losers the penultimate selection.

Remaining ties are broken by the goal differential, goals scored, goals conceded, the flip of a coin. Draft

A. L. Morton

Leslie Morton was an English Marxist historian. He worked as an independent scholar, he is best known for A People's History of England, but he did valuable work on William Blake and the Ranters, for the study The English Utopia. Morton was born in the son of a Yorkshire farmer, he had a sister Kathleen and a brother Max. He attended school in Bury until he was 16 and at boarding school in Eastbourne, he studied the English tripos at Peterhouse, Cambridge from 1921 to 1924, graduating with a third-class degree. While there he developed friends around the Labour group, notably Allen Hutt who became a prominent typographer and Ivor Montagu, to become a film director, he encountered socialist ideas, moving towards the communist group at the university that formed around Maurice Dobb. After college he taught at Steyning Grammar School in Sussex, where under his influence, most of the staff supported the General Strike in 1926. Dismissed as a consequence he taught for a year at A. S. Neill's progressive school, Summerhill at that time in Lyme Regis.

He next moved to London to run a bookshop in Finsbury Circus. In 1929 he joined the Communist Party of Great Britain and along with his wife, remained a member for the rest of his life. Vivien was the daughter of the veteran socialist Thomas A Jackson. Morton belonged to a group of London left-wing intellectuals of the 1930s, while working as a journalist for the Daily Worker, he served on the editorial board of the paper. His friends at that time included Maurice Cornforth. Neuburg. In 1932 and 1933 he was involved in a debate in the pages of Scrutiny, he participated in the Hunger marches of 1934. His 1938 A People's History of England, published by the Left Book Club, was adopted quasi-officially as the CPGB national history, went through editions on that basis. During the early part of the Second World War, he was the full-time district organiser of the Communist Party’s East Anglia district and became chair of the district committee for many years. Morton spent most of the 1939-45 World War in the Royal Artillery labouring on construction sites in the Isle of Sheppey.

He was part of the group of leading communist historians invited to Moscow in 1954/5, with Christopher Hill, Eric Hobsbawm, the Byzantine historian Robert Browning. Morton was a founding member of the William Morris Society in 1955, he participated in the People's March for Jobs in the early 1980s, a demonstration of 500 anti-unemployment protesters who marched to London from Northern England. Morton died in 1987 at his home in The Old Chapel at Clare in Suffolk, aged 84. A. L. Morton bequeathed his library to the university library of Rostock University in Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany; the collection comprises more than 3.900 volumes, including all foreign-language editions of the People's History of England, many contain notations by A. L. Morton's own hand. A People's History Of England Language of Men essays The story of the English revolution, Communist Party pamphlet The English Utopia The British Labour Movement, 1770-1920 with George Tate The Everlasting Gospel: A Study in the Sources of William Blake The Life and Ideas of Robert Owen The matter of Britain: essays in a living culture The World of the Ranters: Religious Radicalism in the English Revolution Political Writings of William Morris editor Freedom in Arms: A selection of Leveller writings editor Collected poems Three Works By William Morris editor History and the Imagination: Selected Writings of A.

L. Morton edited by Margot Heinemann and Willie Thompson Rebels & Their Causes: Essays in Honour of A. L. Morton edited by Maurice Cornforth, Science & Society, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 501–503 A. L. Morton's Library in the Catalogue of Rostock University Library New History Group. VOLUME 1 ISSUE 7 - THEORY History from Below. A L Morton John Simkin, Spartacus Educational September 1997

Athens Grand Prix Tsiklitiria

The Athens Grand Prix Tsiklitiria is an annual athletics event at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece as part of the IAAF World Challenge Meetings. It was first organized in 1963, held at the Panathinaiko Stadium, its name honours Kostas Tsiklitiras, who won four olympic medals at the 1908 and 1912 Olympic Games in long jump and high jump, both from standing position. From 2003 to 2009 IAAF classified the Athens Grand Prix Tsiklitiria among IAAF Grand Prix meetings. Over the course of its history, two world records has been set at the Athens Grand Prix Tsiklitiria, for the same event and furthermore, the first being surpassed by the latter on a technicality; the technicality is Tim Montgomery's intervening 2002 world record was disallowed due to Montgomery's suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs. Official website Athens Grand Prix Tsiklitiria Meeting Records

Esbjerg Water Tower

Esbjerg Water Tower is an iconic water tower in Esbjerg in southwest Jutland, Denmark. Completed in 1897, it was designed by Christian Hjerrild Clausen, inspired by Nuremberg's Nassauer Haus, it stands on a Bronze Age burial mound at the top of a cliff overlooking the harbour. As a result, it has become the landmark of Esbjerg. Despite Esberg's rapid growth, by the mid-1890s the city's 9,000 inhabitants were still without running water. Instead, they made use of wells and supply points throughout the city. After several unsuccessful borings, a satisfactory source of water was found in the city park, Vognsbølparken. In 1895, it was decided that both gas pipes and water pipes should be installed at the same time in connection with the establishment of a gas works and a water works; the tank in the water tower had a capacity of 131 m3 but consumption grew so fast that in 1904 a supplementary container with a capacity of 525 m3 needed to be installed on Nygårdsvej. It became obvious that from the start, the container in the water tower had been too small.

From 1902, water was pumped directly to the consumers, the containers only being used to store excesses. Esbjerg's most accomplished architect, C. H. Clausen designed his works on the basis of their function but here he was inspired by the medieval Nassauer Haus in Nuremberg, built in 1422 in the Gothic style; the red-brick water tower has many small windows and four decorative turrets at the top where there is a viewing platform. Located at No. 22 Havnegade, the water tour, which belongs to Esbjerg Museum, is open to the public every day from June to mid-September from 10 am to 4 pm. It is open at weekends in April and May and from mid-September until the end of October. In addition to providing excellent views over the city and its harbour, the water tower houses a permanent exhibition of Europe's water towers