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Brooklawn, New Jersey

Brooklawn is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,955, reflecting a decline of 399 from the 2,354 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 549 from the 1,805 counted in the 1990 Census. Brooklawn was incorporated as a borough on March 11, 1924, from portions of the now-defunct Centre Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 5, 1924; the borough was reincorporated on March 23, 1926. The borough's name is derived from its setting. According to the United States Census Bureau, Brooklawn borough had a total area of 0.525 square miles, including 0.492 square miles of land and 0.033 square miles of water. The borough borders the municipalities of Bellmawr and Gloucester City in Camden County and borders Gloucester County; as of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,955 people, 759 households, 516.120 families living in the borough. The population density was 3,974.6 per square mile.

There were 806 housing units at an average density of 1,638.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the borough was 87.88% White, 5.32% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 2.20% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 2.05% from other races, 2.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.29% of the population. There were 759 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 18.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.0% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals, 8.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.08. In the borough, the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.9 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 89.6 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that median household income was $58,488 and the median family income was $62,390. Males had a median income of $44,612 versus $32,092 for females; the per capita income for the borough was $26,154. No families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2000 United States Census there were 2,354 people, 961 households, 600 families residing in the borough; the population density was 5,003.4 people per square mile. There were 1,025 housing units at an average density of 2,178.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the borough was 90.27% White, 4.29% African American, 0.08% Native American, 1.06% Asian, 2.38% from other races, 1.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.72% of the population. There were 961 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 16.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.5% were non-families.

30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.09. In the borough the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males. The median income for a household in the borough was $39,600, the median income for a family was $47,891. Males had a median income of $36,190 versus $26,591 for females; the per capita income for the borough was $18,295. About 6.1% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.3% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over. Brooklawn is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government; the governing body consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election.

A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle; the Borough form of government used by Bellmawr, the most common system used in the state, is a "weak mayor / strong council" government in which council members act as the legislative body with the mayor presiding at meetings and voting only in the event of a tie. The mayor can veto ordinances subject to an override by a two-thirds majority vote of the council; the mayor makes committee and liaison assignments for council members, most appointments are made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council. As of 2019, the Mayor of the Borough of Brooklawn is Democrat Theresa "Terri" Branella, whose term of office ends December 31, 2022. Members of the Brooklawn Borough Council are Council President Julie McCleary, Jerry "Skip" Granstrom, Greg Gilbert, Patricia McConnell, Patrick Moses and Michael Mevoli.

In September 2012, Patrick MacAdams was selected by the Borough Council from among a list of three prospective candidates nominated by the Democratic municipal committee to fill the u

Clontarf, New South Wales

Clontarf is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Clontarf is located 13 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of Northern Beaches Council, in the Northern Beaches region. Clontarf Beach, Sandy Bay, Castle Rock, Grotto Point. Clontarf is named after the Clontarf district in Ireland; the son of Queen Victoria, Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh visited Clontarf in 1868 where he was shot in the back by an Irishman, Henry James O'Farrell. Alfred was saved because the bullet struck him at a point where his India-rubber braces, holding his trousers up, crossed over; the bullet did no major harm. According to the 2016 census, there were 1,737 residents in Clontarf. 63.0% of people were born in Australia. The next most common country of birth was England at 11.9%. 81.0% of people only spoke English at home. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 31.5%, Catholic 23.4% and Anglican 21.4%. The median age was 44 years, compared to the national median of 38 years, while children aged under 15 years made up 21.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.1% of the population.

The median household income in Clontarf was $3,744 per week, more than double the national median of $1,438. With high incomes, Clontarf residents have high housing costs; the median mortgage payment was $4,333 per month compared to $1,755 for all of Australia. The story is similar for rented properties; the Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8 John MacRitchie. "Clontarf". Dictionary of Sydney. Retrieved 26 September 2015

John Guild House

The John Guild House, now known as Manoa Valley Inn, at 2001 Vancouver Drive in Honolulu, was purchased in 1919 by John Guild, a Honolulu businessman. It had been built four years earlier by Iowa lumber dealer Milton Moore and has been refurbished and restored several times over its lifespan, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The house was purchased in the 1980s by Honolulu businessman Rick Ralston, who restored it in 1982 for use as a bed and breakfast under the name John Guild Inn Manoa Valley Inn, the name under which it still operates. In 1990, the Nakamitsu Corporation further refurbished it; the three-story gabled cottage near the campus of the University of Hawaii at Manoa contains eight guest rooms furnished with fine antiques. Among its architectural features are multiple extended gables with decorative buttresses, a porte-cochere in the same style on the valley side of the house, a broad, sheltered lanai with a view over the city on the sea side of the house.

In 2007, the current owner and operator of the Manoa Valley Inn put it up for sale at $4.2 million for the half-acre lot and 4,424-square-foot house. She decided to sell it after the external chimney was badly damaged in the earthquake of 15 October 2006; the rest of the house was undamaged. Sandler, Julie Mehta, Frank S. Haines. Architecture in Hawai‘i: A Chronological Survey, new edition. Honolulu: Mutual Publishing. ISBN 978-1-56647-873-1 Manoa Valley Inn

Don Sutherin

Donald Paul "Suds" Sutherin is a former Canadian Football League and National Football League defensive back and placekicker. He is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Sutherin played college football at Ohio State, kicked the game-winning field goal in the 1958 Rose Bowl, giving Ohio State its third national championship, he was drafted by the New York Giants in the eighth round of the 1959 NFL Draft and played in the NFL from 1959-1960 for the Giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He started his playing career with Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1958. After playing in the NFL, he returned to Hamilton in 1960, he played for the Ottawa Rough Riders from 1967–1969 and the Toronto Argonauts in 1970. He played in eight Grey Cups, winning four. While with the Tiger-Cats, he was noted for being both a defensive back as well as a placekicker and he led the CFL in points several years. Sutherin was honoured on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' Wall of Fame at Ivor Wynne Stadium on October 24, 2008. After his playing career, Don Sutherin was an assistant coach with the Edmonton Eskimos from 1985 to 1990 and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 1990 to 1994.

He was promoted to head coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1994 and remained in that role until 1997. Don Sutherin entry on the Canadian Football Hall of Fame website

Quarry Bay

Quarry Bay is an area beneath Mount Parker in the Eastern District of Hong Kong Island, in Hong Kong. The western portion of the area was formerly known as Lai Chi. Traditionally being an industrial and residential area, the number of commercial buildings in this district has increased over the past two decades. Quarry Bay is bordered by Sai Wan Ho to the east, Mount Parker to the south, North Point to the west, Victoria Harbour to the north. Administratively, it is part of Eastern District. Quarry Bay is considered as an area surrounded by Kornhill Road to the east, Hong Shing Street and Mount Parker Road to the south, Junction of King's Road and Healthy Street West to the west, Taikoo Wan Road to the north. During Colonial Hong Kong times, the Hakka stonemasons settled in the area after the British arrival; the area was a bay where rock from the hillsides were quarried and transported by ship for building construction or road building. The Chinese name Tsak Yue Chung reveals that it was a small stream where crucian carp could be found in the 19th century.

The English name was Arrow Fish Creek. The original bay has disappeared since land reclamation has taken place, was about 700m from the current coastline; the eastern part of Quarry Bay, namely Quarry Point, was owned by Swire and therefore many places and facilities are named after the company's Chinese name, Taikoo. The river flowed into the bay, however it was shut off from the sea with the construction of the Tai Koo Reservoir to supply fresh water to the Taikoo Dockyard, the Taikoo Sugar factory at Tong Chong Street, the Swire Coca-Cola factory at Greig Road and Yau Man Street; the upper course of the river was converted into a cement-paved catchwater, the lower course is the present-day Quarry Bay Street, with the original estuary near the Quarry Bay Street - King's Road junction. In the mid-1980s, the hillside was converted into Kornhill apartment buildings, the reservoir into Mount Parker Lodge apartment buildings, the Dockyard into Taikoo Shing; the Coca-Cola factory is now apartment Kornville, Taikoo Sugar is now the Taikoo Place, a commercial hub.

The western end of Quarry Bay was part of North Point. From this basis an upmarket entertainment complex, the Ritz Nightclub, was built in the area in 1947; the nightclub was demolished a few years to make way for the construction of apartment buildings during the latter half of the 1950s. Nonetheless for years afterwards the western part of Quarry Bay continued to be known informally as Lai Chi, made more so by the name being homophone to Cantonese for "late as usual" - a reference to King's Road, until 1984 the only thoroughfare in the area and thus infamous for traffic congestion. To this day some buildings in the western part of Quarry Bay are named as "North Point something building", although they are across the modern-day limit of North Point at Man Hong Street / Healthy Street West. Bedford Gardens CASA 880 Dragon View House Granview Court Healthy Village Estate Kings View Court Kornhill, Kornhill Gardens Model Housing Estate Mount Parker Residences Oceanic Building Park Vale Ritz Garden Apartments Riviera Mansion Royal Terrace Snowboat Mansion Splendid Place Sunway Gardens The Floridian The Orchards Wah Shun Garden Westlands Court Westlands Garden “Monster Building” - Fook Cheong Building, Montane Mansion, Oceanic Mansion, Yick Cheong Building and Yick Fat Building Nan Fung Sun Chuen, built in 1978, is a private apartment estate.

Consisting of 12 buildings distributed along Greig Road and Greig Crescent with a car park at the centre of the development, it was developed by Nan Fung Development. Because of the large size of the development, it serves as the benchmark for premises developed in the late 1970s in the property market; the tower blocks range in height from 28 to 33 floors. Blocks 1 to 5 are at 32 to 40 Greig Road while blocks 6 to 12 are at 27 to 15 Greig Crescent. Taikoo Shing is a private residential development in Quarry Bay, in the eastern part of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. Consisting of 61 mansions distributed along Taikoo Wan Road & Taikoo Shing Road, it was developed by Swire; the Alexander Grantham was a fireboat of Hong Kong's Fire Services Department. The fireboat was named after former Governor Sir Alexander Grantham; the boat has since been replaced by other vessels. On 10 March 2006, the fireboat was hoisted into its new permanent home in the Central Concourse of Quarry Bay Park, Hong Kong, where it has been converted into the Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery and was opened to the public as a museum in 2007.

In addition to the fireboat itself, the Gallery houses a number of multimedia exhibits on the vessel's history and on firefighting in Hong Kong. "Monster Building" is a condominium complex of five interconnected buildings. The complex consists of Fook Cheong Building, Montane Mansion, Oceanic Mansion, Yick Cheong Building, Yick Fat Building. Woodside Biodiversity Education Centre situated at Quarry Bay; the centre comprises three themed exhibition galleries introducing Hong Kong's precious natural resources and biodiversity. The centre aims to foster public awareness and understanding the inherent value of Hong Kong's biodiversity assets and to marshal public support and action for nature conservation. Taikoo Place - including Devon House Dorset House PCCW Tower Warwick House Cornwall House Lincoln House Oxford House Cambridge House Berkshire House Taikoo Place Apartment One Island East One Taikoo Place (Completed in 2018


Kubb is a lawn game where the objective is to knock over wooden blocks by throwing wooden batons at them. Kubb can be described as a combination of bowling and horseshoes. Play takes place on a small rectangular playing field, known as a "pitch". "Kubbs" are placed at both ends of the pitch, the "king", a larger wooden block, is placed in the middle of the pitch. Some rules vary from country to country and from region to region, but the ultimate objective of the game is to knock over the "kubbs" on the opposing side of the pitch, to knock over the "king", before the opponent does. Games can last from five minutes to well over an hour; the game can be played on a variety of surfaces such as grass, concrete, snow, or ice. The alleged Viking origin of the game has led some players and kubb fans to nickname the game “Viking chess”, it is claimed that the game dates back to the Viking Age and has survived since on the Swedish island of Gotland, although there is no evidence of this. The Föreningen Gutnisk Idrott, formed in 1912, does not list kubb as one of the traditional games from Gotland.

The earliest mention of a kubb-like game comes from the second edition of the Swedish Encyclopedia “Nordisk familjebok” in 1911. It is described as a variation of skittles and played with a ball; the game in its modern conception became popular in the late 1980s when commercial kubb sets were first manufactured. The key feature of the game is shared by the games kyykkä and bunnock, both of which come from Karelia or neighbouring areas; the game has now gained international interest, an annual World Championship has been held since 1995 on Gotland. Large kubb tournaments now occur throughout the United States of America. Belgium alone held over 50 tournaments in 2012. On December 13, 2011, Eau Claire, Wisconsin declared itself to be the'Kubb Capital of North America'; the city has hosted the U. S. National Kubb Championship since 2007, is home to Kubbnation Magazine and many clubs and leagues, including the Eau Claire Kubb League, the largest weekly kubb league in the world. In addition, kubb sets are in the local schools, with some schools having kubb units in physical education classes and kubb clubs.

There are twenty-three game pieces used in kubb: Ten kubbs, rectangular wooden blocks 15 cm tall and 7 cm square on the end. One king, a larger wooden piece 30 cm tall and 9 cm square on the end, sometimes adorned with a crown design on the top. Six batons, 30 cm long and 4.4 cm in diameter. Six field marking pins, four to designate the corners of the pitch, two to mark the centreline. According to the US Championship Rules and World Championship Rules, kubb is played on a rectangular pitch 5 metres by 8 metres. Corner stakes are placed; the center stakes are placed in the middle of the sidelines, which divides the pitch into two halves. No other markers are required to demarcate the field's boundaries, although markings that do not interfere with game play are allowed; the king is placed upright in the center of the pitch, the kubbs are placed on the baselines, five kubbs on each side equidistant from each other. Kubbs starting the game on the baseline are referred to as base kubbs; the baseline should run through the center of the kubbs.

For young children, the 8-meter pitch length can be shortened. Two official tournament rulesets available for kubb are the World Championship Rules and the U. S. National Championship Rules. Kubb is played between two teams. There are two phases for each team's turn: Team A throws the six batons from their baseline, at their opponent's lined-up kubbs. Throws must be under-handed, the batons must spin end over end. Throwing batons overhand, sideways or spinning them side-to-side is not allowed. Kubbs that are knocked down by Team A are thrown by Team B onto Team A's half of the pitch, stood on end; these newly thrown kubbs are called field kubbs. The key objective is to keep them close to each other; the player that tosses the kubbs is called the inkastare. If a kubb is thrown out of play, i.e. outside the boundary markers or not beyond the middle line one more attempt is given. If this goes out, the kubb becomes a "punishment kubb" and can be placed anywhere in the target half by the opposing team as long as it is at least one baton length from a corner marker or the King.

If a thrown kubb knocks over an existing baseline or field kubb the field kubbs are raised at the location where they rest, baseline kubbs are raised at their original location. Play changes hands, Team B throws the batons at Team A's kubbs, but must first knock down any standing field kubbs. If a baseline kubb is knocked down before all remaining field kubbs, the baseline kubb is returned to its upright position. Again, all kubbs that are knocked down are thrown back over onto the opposite half of the field and stood. If either team does not knock down all field kubbs before their turn is over, th