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Bornholm

Bornholm is a Danish island in the Baltic Sea, to the east of the rest of Denmark, south of Sweden, northeast of Germany and north of the westernmost part of Poland. Occupying an area of 588.36 square kilometres, the island had a total population of 39,572 on 1 January 2019. Among Bornholm's chief industrial activities are dairy farming and arts and crafts industries such as glass production and pottery using locally worked clay. Tourism is important during the summer months; the island is home to a large number of Denmark's round churches. The island is known as solskinsøen because of its weather and klippeøen because of its geology, which consists of granite, except along the southern coast; the heat from the summer is stored in the rock formations and the weather is quite warm until October. As a result of the climate, a local variety of the common fig, known as Bornholm's Diamond, can grow locally on the island; the island's topography consists of dramatic rock formations in the north sloping down towards pine and deciduous forests, farmland in the middle and sandy beaches in the south.

Strategically located in the Baltic Sea, Bornholm has been fought over for centuries. It had been ruled by Denmark, but by Sweden and Lübeck, Germany; the ruin of Hammershus, at the northwestern tip of the island, is the largest medieval fortress in northern Europe, testament to the importance of its location. This island and Ertholmene is what remains in Denmark of Skåneland east of Øresund, having been surrendered to Sweden in 1658 but with Bornholm after a local revolt regained in 1660. Many inhabitants speak the Bornholmsk dialect, a dialect of Danish. Bornholmsk retains three grammatical genders, like Icelandic and most dialects of Norwegian, but unlike standard Danish, its phonology includes innovations. This makes the dialect difficult to understand for some Danish speakers. However, Swedish speakers consider Bornholmian to be easier to understand than standard Danish; the intonation resembles the Scanian dialect spoken in nearby Scania, the southernmost province of Sweden. Bornholm Regional Municipality is the local authority covering the entire island.

It is the result of a merger of the five former municipalities on the island and the former Bornholm County. Bornholm Regional Municipality was a county in its own right during its first four years from 1 January 2003 until 31 December 2006. From 1 January 2007 all counties were abolished, Bornholm became part of the Capital Region of Denmark whose main responsibility is the health service; the municipality still retains its name Bornholm Regional Municipality. The island had 21 municipalities until March 1970, of which 6 were 15 parishes. In addition to supervising parish municipalities, the responsibility of the counties in all of Denmark, the market town municipalities of Bornholm were supervised by Bornholm County as well and not by the Interior Ministry as was the case in the rest of Denmark; the seat of the municipal council is Rønne. The voters decided to merge the county with the municipalities in a referendum May 29, 2001, effective from January 1, 2003; the question on the ballot was, "Do you want the six municipal entities of Bornholm to be joined to form one municipal entity as of 1 January 2003?"

73.9% voted in favour. The lowest percentage for the merger was in Nexø municipality, whose mayor, Annelise Molin, a Social Democrat, spoke out against the merger, it was required. Otherwise the merger would have to be abandoned altogether; the six municipal entities had 122 councillors and the new regional municipality would have 27 councillors from the start. They were reduced to 23 from 1 January 2018; the merger was approved in a law by the Folketing 19 March 2002, transferring the tasks of the abolished county and old municipalities to the new Bornholm Regional Municipality. The first regional mayor in the first three years from 2003 until 2005 was Thomas Thors, a physician and member of the Social Democrats and the last mayor of Rønne Municipality for five years from 1998 until 2002. Bjarne Kristiansen, the last mayor of Hasle 2½ years from the summer of 2000 until 2002, representing the local Borgerlisten political party, served as mayor for four years from January 1, 2006 until 2009. From January 1, 2007, Bornholm became a part of the Capital Region of Denmark.

From January 1, 2010 the mayor has been Winni Grosbøll, a high school teacher and a member of the Social Democrats political party. Ferry services connect Rønne to Świnoujście, Sassnitz, Køge, 45 kilometres by road south of Copenhagen, Denmark. Simrishamn has a ferry connection during the summer. There are regular catamaran services between Nexø and the Polish ports of Kołobrzeg, Łeba and Ustka. There are direct bus connections Ystad-Copenhagen, coordinated with the catamaran. There are flights from Bornholm Airport to Copenhagen an

Liu Yi (footballer, born 1988)

Liu Yi is a Chinese footballer plays as a centre-back or left-back for Wuhan Zall. Liu Yi would be promoted from the Tianjin TEDA F. C. youth team into the senior team during the 2009 league season after competing in the 2008 AFC U-19 Championship for China where they finished in the quarter-finals. On October 28, 2009 Liu Yi was suspended for one year and fined 10,000 Yuan by the Chinese Football Association for lying about his age to compete in the tournament. After his suspension finished he would join second tier club Shenyang Dongjin at the beginning of the 2011 league season. On February 3, 2015 Liu Yi would join Harbin Yiteng for the start of the 2015 league season. After only one season Liu Yi would move to Beijing Enterprises Group on a club record fee of 20 million Yuan. After three season he would join top tier club Wuhan Zall at the start of the 2019 Chinese Super League season; as of 1 March 2019

Rollaround

Rollaround is an isometric 3D puzzle video game published by Mastertronic in 1987 for the Commodore 64 and 1988 for the ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC. The game is a combination of Marble Madness and Q*bert, with the player controlling a ball on a map made up of tiles which change pattern or colour when touched. A level is completed; the player controls a ball which can move in the four cardinal directions and jump. Jumping is necessary to evade enemies. There are six kinds of target tile but not all of them feature in every level. There is a quota for the exact number of tiles of each type. Certain tiles operate as switches. Certain exits are only revealed. Various enemies will try to kill the player. Falling off the map is fatal. There is a time limit. Sinclair User: "If leaping over fast-moving aliens, collecting squares and avoiding big holes are things you don't do well in real life you won't get far with Rollaround." Rollaround at SpectrumComputing.co.uk Rollaround at Lemon64 Rollaround at c64.com