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Burlington, North Carolina

Burlington is a city in Alamance and Guilford counties in the U. S. state of North Carolina. It is the principal city of the Burlington, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Alamance County, in which most of the city is located, is a part of the Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point CSA; the population was 50,042 at the 2010 census, which makes Burlington the 17th largest city in North Carolina. The Metropolitan Statistical Area population was over 150,000 in 2010. Alamance County was created when Orange County was partitioned in 1849. Early settlers included several groups of Quakers, many of which remain active in the Snow Camp area, German farmers, Scots-Irish immigrants; the need of the North Carolina Railroad in the 1850s to locate land where they could build, repair and do maintenance on its track was the genesis of Burlington, North Carolina. The company selected a piece of land west of present-day Graham. On January 29, 1856, the last spikes were driven into the final tie of the North Carolina Railroad project, uniting the cities of Goldsboro and Charlotte by rail.

The next day, the first locomotive passed along the new route. When the iron horse arrived in Alamance County, locals referred to it as "the eighth wonder of the world". Not long after this historic opening, the railroad realized a pressing need for repair shops. With Alamance County's position along the new line, it became the logical choice for the shops' location. After several debates concerning where the shops would be located, Gen. Benjamin Trollinger, a progressive Alamance County manufacturer, made an offer that settled the matter. Gen. Trollinger owned land just northwest of Graham, he convinced several other prominent citizens owning adjacent lots to join him and sell their property to the railroad. 57 buildings were constructed between 1855 and 1859, including structures for engine and machine shops, blacksmithing, houses for workers and railway officials, company headquarters. For a brief period, railroad directors changed the name of Company Shops to Vance, but the town returned to the "Company Shops" moniker in July 1864, incorporating as Company Shops in 1866.

Thirty-nine white men and two free African-Americans were employed in or around the shops, with twenty slaves constrained to assist. Sale of town lots soon started, but not the sale of lots was slow until after the Civil War. By 1864, Company Shops numbered about 300 persons. Through a series of leases and mergers, the railroad was leased to Richmond & Danville Railroad, working as part of the Pennsylvania Railroad, in 1893, the North Carolina Railroad was folded into the Southern Railway system. Following the leasing of the railroad to Richmond & Danville, many of the railroad jobs transferred to Richmond and Manchester. With the railroad shops no longer operated there, the citizens of Company Shops decided a new name was needed. In February 1887, an appointed committee for the town selected the name Burlington, the name was changed through North Carolina State Legislature. Around the turn of the century, E. M. Holt established small textile operations along the Haw Great Alamance Creek. In 1908, E.

M. Holt built the first cotton mill in the South. From the establishment of this single factory, Alamance County grew to operate 30 cotton mills and 10 to 15 yarn manufacturing plants employing 15,000 people; the early textile venture of E. M. Holt became known all over the world as Burlington Industries, is now headquartered in nearby Greensboro. Throughout this period, Burlington became a prosperous and vibrant little city filled with schools, newspapers and telephone lines, roads and a streetcar line—all in keeping with the latest "modern progress" of the times. Though textiles continued to dominate the local economy well into the 1970s, the people of Burlington knew they could not survive with only one industry; the country's involvement in World War II brought important local economic changes. In 1942, the federal government purchased and leased a 22-acre site to Fairchild Aircraft Corporation for the construction of test aircraft. After two years of production, the site was leased to Firestone Tire Company for the Army's tank rebuilding program.

At the close of the war, the federal government chose not to leave, but to utilize the property for government contract business. This decision would bring Western Electric to town along with new employees from around the country, their contracts ensured Burlington's participation during the Cold War manufacturing and testing of emerging defense technologies. Four decades however, the doors to Western Electric were locked, another chapter of Burlington’s history was over. During this century-and-a-half of economic change, Burlington grew and prospered; the center of commerce for Company Shops, the downtown area still serves as the heart of today's community with financial services, government services, an expanded library, small shops, eateries and a restored theater. Downtown has returned to its status as a major employment center, becoming the home to Laboratory Corporation of America, one of the world's largest biomedical testing firms and Burlington/Alamance County's largest employer; the Alamance Hotel, Allen House, Atlantic Bank and Trust Company Building, Beverly Hills Historic District, Downtown Burlington Historic District, East Davis Street Historic District, Efird Building, First Baptist Church, First Christian Church of Burlington, Polly Fogleman House, Holt-Frost House, Horner Houses, Lakeside Mills Historic District, McCray School, Menagerie Carousel, Moore-Holt-White House, South Broad-East Fifth Streets Historic District, South

Long-crowing chicken

Long-crowing chicken breeds are characterised by the unusually long-drawn-out crow of the cocks, which may in some cases last for up to 60 seconds.:44 The oldest references to long-crowing cocks are from China.:97 Long-crowing breeds are found in the Far East, in Turkey, in the Balkans and in western Germany. The earliest reference to long-crowing cocks is in the writings of Li Ji, dating from the reign of Emperor Xuan of Han. In Japan the first references are from the early eighth century, in the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki chronicles.:97 The Bergische Kräher breed of Germany was imported from the Balkans in Mediaeval times. In Russia the Jurlower or Yurlov Crower was bred in the nineteenth century.:44 Chicken breeds which to a greater or lesser extent display long-crowing behaviour include the Berat, Bergische Kräher and Kosova Long Crower and breeds of eastern Europe, the Denizli of Turkey, the Koeyoshi, Tomaru and Tôtenko breeds of Japan.:10In general, long-crowing breeds are tall, with long legs and neck.:44 In Germany and Japan, there is an old tradition of cock crowing contests with local longcrowers.

The length of a crow is measured, but the number of crowing calls, the tone and melody can be judged. More longcrower contests with nonlocal breeds are being organised in Germany and the Netherlands. Achal Tekkinski Ayam Ketawa Ayam Pelung Bekisar Bergische Crower and Bergische Bantam Crower Brazilian Crower Bosnian Crower Changkuo Crower Denizli Crower Yurlov Crower Kokok Balenggek Komotini Crower Kosova Longcrower Palama Crower Shôkoku Tômaru Tôtenkô Koeyoshi Kurokashiwa

2017 Continental Cup of Curling

The 2017 World Financial Group Continental Cup of Curling was held from January 12 to 15 at the Orleans Arena in Paradise, Nevada. This marked; the Continental Cup featured team events, mixed doubles events, skins competitions, the brunt of the points was in the skins competitions. TSN broadcast the event. North America would go on to win the event 37 points to 23; the total attendance for the event was the second highest in event history. This edition of the Continental Cup will use a similar format as that of the previous year, with the main difference being the elimination of the singles event, which will be replaced by an additional mixed doubles event. Out of the sixty total points available, a majority of points will be needed to win the cup; the mixed doubles, team games will be worth one point each, ties will be worth one half point each to both teams. The skins games will be worth a total of five points. Nine mixed doubles will be played, along with six skins games; the teams were selected from the top teams in each region.

Six teams from each region will compete against each other in the competition. Four teams from Canada earn the right to represent Team North America by virtue of winning certain events, namely the Canada Cup of Curling and the Canadian National Championships. Two teams from the United States, namely the top point-getters of American teams on the World Curling Tour, were chosen to represent North America, the teams representing Team World were selected by the World Curling Federation; the teams in the table below have been announced as representatives of their respective regions. All times listed are in Pacific Standard Time. Team 9:00 am Mixed doubles 1:30 pm Team 6:30 pm Team 9:00 am Mixed doubles 1:30 pm Team 6:30 pm Mixed doubles 9:00 am Team 1:30 pm Team 6:30 pm Skins 1:30 pm Skins 6:30 pm Official website

Getaway

Getaway or Get Away may refer to: Crime scene getaway, the act of fleeing the location of a crime scene A short vacation or holiday, a leave of absence or a trip for recreation Getaway, a 2013 American film Getaway, an Australian travel television series Getaway, a 1932 mystery novel by Leslie Charteris "Get Away", an episode of the sitcom The King of Queens Getaway!, a crime-themed scrolling maze game for the Atari 8-bit family Norwegian Getaway, a cruise ship Getaway, 2001 Getaway, 2000 Getaway, 2016 Get Away, a 1967 album by Georgie Fame Getaway - Groups & Sessions, an album by Ritchie Blackmore "Get Away", 1993 "Getaway", 1976 "Get Away", 1966 "Get Away", 2001 "Get Away", 2013 "Getaway", 2005 "And Get Away", by The Esquires "The Getaway", by Hilary Duff "Get Away", by Badfinger from Ass "Get Away", by Big K. R. I. T. From 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time "Get Away", by Brian McFadden from Set in Stone "Get Away", by Chicago, as a part of the album version from "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" "Get Away", by Chris Bell from I Am the Cosmos "Get Away", by Christina Milian from the self-titled album "Get Away", by CNBLUE from Code Name Blue "Getaway", by Dev from The Night the Sun Came Up "Get Away", by Dr. Dog from Be the Void "Get Away", the 2002 debut single by Earshot from Letting Go "The Getaway", by Immortal Technique from Revolutionary Vol. 1 "Get Away", by King's X from Ogre Tones "Getaway", by Kiss from Dressed to Kill "Get Away", by Loudness from Thunder in the East "Getaway", by Michelle Branch "Get Away", by Mitchel Musso from Brainstorm EP "Getaway", by Monica from The Makings of Me "Getaway", by The Music from the self-titled album "Getaway", by Pearl Jam from Lightning Bolt "Getaway", by Stereophonics from You Gotta Go There to Come Back "Getaway", by Tritonal featuring Angel Taylor from Painting With Dreams "Get Away", by Westlife, B-side of the single "Us Against the World" "Get Away", by Yelawolf from Radioactive "Get Away", by Yuck from their 2011 eponymous album "Getaway", by Saint Motel from saintmotelevision The Getaway All pages with titles containing Getaway All pages with titles containing Get Away

Meir Porush

Meir Porush is an Israeli politician who has served as a member of the Knesset for the ultra-Orthodox Agudat Yisrael faction of United Torah Judaism between 1996 and 2011, again from 2013 until 2016. He is the Deputy Minister of Education. Meir Porush was born in Jerusalem, his father Rabbi Menachem Porush was one of the longest-serving Knesset members. Meir was educated in a yeshiva. After leaving yeshiva, he served in the IDF, supports further Haredi participation in military service. Porush lives in Jerusalem with twelve children. Before entering the Knesset, Porush was as a member of the Jerusalem City Council for thirteen years, he served as deputy mayor of Jerusalem. He was first elected to the Knesset in the 1996 elections as an Agudat Yisrael candidate on the United Torah Judaism list, was appointed Deputy Minister of Housing in Binyamin Netanyahu's first government. Porush retained his seat in the 1999 elections, chaired the Knesset inquiry into financial problems of local councils. After Ariel Sharon won a special election for Prime Minister in 2001, Porush was appointed Deputy Minister of Housing and Construction.

He retained his seat in the 2003 elections. In 2005, he caused controversy by saying that PM Ariel Sharon reminded him of Benito Mussolini, he was re-elected again in 2006, ran for Mayor of Jerusalem in 2008, losing to the Likud politician Nir Barkat, by 50% to 42%. Porush retained his Knesset seat in the 2009 elections, was appointed Deputy Minister of Education in Netanyahu's second government. However, he resigned on 6 February 2011, as part of a seat rotation agreement, he was re-elected again in 2013 and 2015, was appointed Deputy Minister of Education in the Netanyahu's fourth government formed in May 2015. In March 2016, Porush was reprimanded by the Knesset ethics committee for saying that the "Women of the Wall" should be "thrown to the dogs". Porush responded by saying that if "Women of the Wall" refrained from eating non-kosher food, he would apologize to them. In May 2016, he resigned from the Knesset to allow Ya'akov Asher to take his place as part of the rotation agreement between the parties in United Torah Judaism.

Meir Porush on the Knesset website

1932 Washington State Cougars football team

The 1932 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State College in the Pacific Coast Conference during the 1932 college football season. In its seventh season under head coach Babe Hollingbery, the team compiled a 7–1–1 record, finished second in the PCC, shut out six of nine opponents, outscored all opponents by a total of 130 to 28. Halfback George Sanders was selected by the Associated Press, United Press, Newspaper Enterprise Association as a first-team player on the 1932 All-Pacific Coast football team. Sanders was selected by the AP and NEA as a second-team halfback, by the UP as a third-team halfback, on the 1932 All-America team; the team played its home games at Rogers Field in Pullman, Washington