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Chester County, Pennsylvania

Chester County, colloquially known as Chesco, is a county in the U. S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 498,886, increasing by 4.1% to a census-estimated 522,046 residents as of 2018. The county seat is West Chester. Chester County was one of the three original Pennsylvania counties created by William Penn in 1682, it was named for England. Chester County is part of the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area. Eastern Chester County is home to many communities that comprise part of the Main Line western suburbs outside of Philadelphia, while part of its southernmost portion is considered suburban Wilmington, along with southwest Delaware County. Philadelphia and Chester were the three Pennsylvania counties created by William Penn on August 24, 1682. At that time, Chester County's borders were Philadelphia County to the north, the ill-defined western edge of the colony to the west, the Delaware River to the east, Delaware and Maryland to the south.

Chester County replaced the Pennsylvania portion of New Netherland/New York’s "Upland", eliminated when Pennsylvania was chartered on March 4, 1681, but did not cease to exist until June of that year. Much of the Welsh Tract was in eastern Chester County, Welsh place names, given by early settlers, continue to predominate there; the fourth county in the state, Lancaster County, was formed from Chester County on May 10, 1729. On March 11, 1752, Berks County was formed from the northern section of Chester County, as well as parts of Lancaster and Philadelphia counties; the original Chester County seat was the City of Chester, a center of naval shipbuilding, at the eastern edge of the county. In an effort to accommodate the increased population of the western part of the county, the county seat was moved to a more central location in 1788. In response to the new location of the county seat, the eastern portion of the county separated and formed the new Delaware County in 1789 with the City of Chester as its county seat.

Much of the history of Chester County arises from its location between Philadelphia and the Susquehanna River. The first road to "the West" passed through the central part of Chester County, following the Great Valley westward. S. Route 30; this road is still named Lancaster Avenue. The first railroad followed much the same route, the Reading Railroad progressed up the Schuylkill River to Reading. Industry tended to concentrate along the rail lines. Easy transportation allowed workers to commute to urban jobs, the rise of the suburbs followed. To this day, the developed areas form "fingers" extending along major lines of transportation. During the American Revolutionary War, the Battle of Brandywine was fought at what is now the southeastern fringe of the county; the Valley Forge encampment was at the northeastern edge. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 759 square miles, of which 751 square miles is land and 8.7 square miles is water. The topography consists of rolling hills and valleys and it is part of the region known as the Piedmont.

Watersheds that serve Chester County include the Octoraro, the Brandywine, Chester creeks, the Schuylkill River. Many of the soils are fertile; because of its proximity to Philadelphia, Chester County has seen large waves of development over the past half-century due to suburbanization. Although development in Chester County has increased, agriculture is still a major part of the county's economy, the number of horse farms is increasing in the county. Mushroom growing is a specialty in the southern portion of the county. Elevations: High point—1020 Welsh Mt. Honeybrook Twp. Other high points—960 Thomas Hill, Warwick Twp. Low point—66 Schuylkill River, Chester-Montgomery county line. Cities and boroughs: Coatesville 314. Berks County Montgomery County Delaware County New Castle County, Delaware Cecil County, Maryland Lancaster County Valley Forge National Historical Park French Creek State Park Marsh Creek State Park White Clay Creek Preserve Lanchester Landfill, located on the border of Chester and Lancaster Counties, captures methane, sold for renewable natural gas credits, piped to seven local businesses.

This reduces the county's methane emissions, provides an alternative to fracking for shale gas. As of the 2010 census, the county was 82.1% White Non-Hispanic, 6.1% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American or Alaskan Native, 3.9% Asian, 0.0% Native Hawaiian, 1.8% were two or more races, 2.4% were some other race. 6.5 % of the population were Latino. As of the census of 2000, there were 433,501 people, 157,905 households, 113,375 families residing in the county; the population density was 573 people per square mile. There were 163,773 housing units at an average density of 217 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 89.21% White, 6.24% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.95% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.35% from other races, 1.06% from two or more races. 3.72% of the po

Haskell Invitational Stakes

The Haskell Invitational is an American Grade I race for thoroughbred horses. From 1968 through 2005, with the exception of 1988, the race was a Handicap. In 1988 and since 2006, it has been a Stakes. In 1968, the board of directors of Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey, honored its former president and chairman Amory L. Haskell with the Amory L. Haskell Handicap, a race for older horses. In 1981, the race was made an invitation-only stakes for 3-year-olds at ​1 1⁄8 miles, it has been run under allowance weight conditions beginning with the 2006 running. A major race for three-year-olds in between the U. S. Triple Crown series and the Breeders' Cup, it offers a purse of US$1,000,000 and awards one of the most prestigious trophies in U. S. thoroughbred racing in the Haskell Invitational Trophy. In 1968, Monmouth Park inaugurated the Amory L. Haskell Handicap to honor its former president, Amory L. Haskell. In 1981, the race became an invitational handicap for three-year-olds. In 2006, the race was changed from a handicap to allowance weight conditions.

In 1997, the purse for the race was increased to $1,000,000 and has since remained at that level with two exceptions. In 2002, the purse was increased to $1,500,000 due to the presence of War Emblem, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. In 2015, the purse was increased to $1,750,000 as it featured American Pharoah in his first race since winning the Triple Crown; the 2015 running attracted a record New Jersey crowd of 60,983. Ten winners of the Haskell Invitational have gone on to win championship honors at the Eclipse Awards as best three-year-old colt or filly. Four have been named horse of the year in the year they won the Haskell, they are: Champion three-year-old colts: Wajima, Holy Bull, Skip Away, Point Given, War Emblem, Big Brown, Lookin at Lucky, American Pharoah Champion three-year-old fillies: Serena's Song, Rachel Alexandra Horses of the Year: Holy Bull, Point Given, Rachel Alexandra, American Pharoah 1968−1980 Monmouth Invitational Handicap 1981−1987 Haskell Invitational Handicap 1988 Haskell Invitational Stakes 1989−1995 Haskell Invitational Handicap 1996−1998 Buick Haskell Invitational Handicap 1999−2005 Haskell Invitational Handicap 2006−2009 Haskell Invitational Stakes 2010 Izod Haskell Invitational Stakes 2011・2012 Haskell Invitational Stakes 2013−2015 William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes 2016−2018 Haskell Invitational Stakes Stakes record 1:47.00 - Bet Twice & Majestic LightLargest winning margin 9 3/4 lengths - Verrazano Most wins by a jockey: 3 - Craig Perret, Martin GarciaMost wins by a trainer: 8 - Bob Baffert A ‡ designates a filly.

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Hideyuki Arata

Hideyuki Arata is a Japanese engineering scientist. Arata contributed to develop a new interdisciplinary field by harmonizing Molecular biology, Analytical chemistry and Plant/Agricultural Sciences, with Microengineering and Nanoscience, he is the inventor of Free Rotation Magnetic Tweezers and is the first to observe a DNA twist by a single biomolecule by hand-made FRMT. He giving lectures at Universities and Research Institutes worldwide, such as École Normale Supérieure, University of Tokyo, Peking University, ETH Zurich, Stanford University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he serves as an editor in multiple academic journals such as The Journal of Engineering, Frontiers in Bioscience, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. Arata's family is the male line descendant of the Prince of Goeku in Ryukyu Kingdom, Shô Ryûtoku, the fourth prince of the King Shō Shin, the third of the line of the Second Shō Dynasty, he spent his childhood in Belmont, while his father, a theoretical physicist who obtained his doctorate under the supervision of Masao Kotani, worked at Harvard University under Martin Karplus.

His mother is a cousin of Yoko Gushiken, a famous Tarento in Japan and former Light flyweight boxing champion of World Boxing Association. After graduating from Japanese La Salle Academy, he received his BS, MS, PhD degrees all in electrical engineering, specialized in MEMS and Bio-MEMS, from the University of Tokyo. In accordance with the advice by Phillip Allen Sharp, he moved into the field of single molecule biophysics under the advisory of Jean-Louis Viovy at Curie Institute. After his postdoctoral training at Harvard–MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, at RIKEN, he was appointed as a Group Leader/Designated Associate Professor at Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University in 2011 at the age of 31. After his appointment as a Visiting scholar at Harvard University with David Weitz, he joined Milliman Inc. Tokyo office since 2015, his serious activity as an amateur pianist drove American composer Frederic Rzewski to dedicate Nanosonata, the Nanosonatas Book I, No. 1, to him.

He actively held concerts, such as “Okinawa-US friendship concert” at the base chapel, by the attendance of the commanding officer, in Camp Courtney, a U. S. Marine Base located in Okinawa. During his stay in Paris, he studied the piano under Olivier Gardon, he studied under Pascal Rogé and Philippe Entremont at Conservatoir de Nice summer academie, Gabriel Tacchino at Mozarteum University of Salzburg. Arata received numerous awards from organizations and institutions in various fields of science and technology, including Young Engineers Award by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Young Innovator Award by CHEMINAS, ITbM Research Award, The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry Award for Younger Researchers, Ishida Prize by Nagoya University, The Young Scientists' Prize by Minister of Education, Sports and Technology, he is an alumnus of the 61st. Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, when he honored the support from Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

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2017 Patriot League Men's Soccer Tournament

The 2017 Patriot League Men's Soccer Tournament, was the 28th edition of the tournament. It determined the Patriot League's automatic berth into the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship; the tournament was won by Colgate Raiders, who qualified for the tournament on the last day of the regular season as the sixth and final seed in the tournament. Colgate were the defending champions, were able to capture their seventh Patriot League Tournament championship, tying them with Lafayette. En route to the final, Colgate upset third-seed Bucknell and top seed Loyola. In the final, a 67th minute striker from Oliver Harris sealed the title for the Raiders against Holy Cross. With the championship, Colgate earned an automatic berth into the 2017 NCAA Tournament. There they made a run to the Sweet Sixteen, upsetting No. 24 UMass and No. 13 Michigan along the way. Colgate fell to Louisville; the top six programs qualified for the Patriot League Tournament

Royal Gorge Bridge

The Royal Gorge Bridge is a tourist attraction near Cañon City, Colorado within Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, a 360-acre amusement park located along the edge of the Royal Gorge around both ends of the bridge. The bridge crosses the gorge 955 feet above the Arkansas River and held the record of highest bridge in the world from 1929 until 2001 when it was surpassed by the Liuguanghe Bridge in China; the Royal Gorge Bridge maintained the title of the world's highest suspension bridge until the Beipan River Guanxing Highway Bridge was completed in 2003 in China. The bridge remains the highest bridge in the United States and was among the ten highest bridges in the world until 2012; the main span of the bridge between the towers is 880 feet, the total length is 1,260 feet, the width is 18 feet and the towers are 150 feet high. The steel base structure is covered with 1292 wooden planks. Passenger vehicles are allowed to cross the bridge, but only before park attractions open or after they close, times depending on season.

Oversize vehicles, including large trucks, RVs and buses, are not permitted to cross. The bridge was built in six months between June and November 1929 at a cost of $350,000. In 1931, the Incline Railway, or the Incline, was added beside the bridge to reach the bottom of the gorge. In the 1950s, a miniature railroad was built by the edge of the gorge and an aerial tram was opened in 1969. In the early 1980s, the bridge was renovated with suspension rods and paint. A Skycoaster attraction was added with riders being swung out over the edge of the gorge. In June 2013, a wildfire destroyed most of the park's buildings and the aerial tram, damaged the Incline; the bridge sustained only slight damage to the wooden deck and was otherwise undamaged, along with the Skycoaster. The park was rebuilt and reopened in August 2014; the park had a grand reopening in May 2015 with new gondolas and a new zip-line crossing the gorge on the east side of the bridge. Construction began on June 5, 1929 and ended in November 1929.

The bridge cost $350,000 and was constructed as a tourist attraction, not as a through route for transportation purposes. The road leading to the bridge from U. S. Route 50 continues on the south side of the gorge re-connecting with Route 50; the road on the south rim is blocked shortly beyond the bridge and all traffic must turn around. The road leading to and across the bridge from Route 50 is designated as Fremont County Road 3A and begins about 10 mi west of Cañon City; the Royal Gorge Route Railroad runs under the bridge along the base of Royal Gorge. The Royal Gorge Bridge surpassed the Sidi M'Cid Bridge in Algeria in 1929 to become the highest bridge in the world with a deck height of 955 ft, measured from the deck to the river surface below; the Liuguanghe Bridge in China surpassed the Royal Gorge Bridge in 2001 to become the new highest bridge with a deck height of 974 ft. The Royal Gorge Bridge surrendered the title of the world's highest suspension bridge when the Beipan River Guanxing Highway Bridge in China was completed in 2003 with a deck height of 1,200 ft.

Several more higher bridges in China, have been completed since 2003 causing the Royal Gorge Bridge to drop out of the top ten highest bridges in the world. As of 2020, the Royal Gorge Bridge is among the 25 highest bridges in the world, remains the highest bridge in the United States. Several additional bridges more than 955 ft high are scheduled for completion through 2023, ten of them in China, plus the Chenab Bridge in India. Since late 2016, the highest bridge is China's Beipanjiang Bridge Duge, which has a cable-stayed span with a deck height of 1,854 ft; the current highest suspension bridge is China's Sidu River Bridge opened in 2009 with a deck height of 1,627 ft. The bridge was built between June and November 1929 at a cost of $350,000, $100,000 over budget. Adjusting for inflation, the cost to rebuild in the 2010s would be over $20 million; the project was financed by Lon P. Piper, president of the Royal Gorge Bridge and Amusement Company of San Antonio, Texas. Piper hired George E. Cole as the Chief Engineer and the bridge was completed in about six months with no deaths or serious injuries.

The formal opening occurred on December 8, 1929. Piper agreed to a twenty-year lease of the gorge and surrounding land, owned by Cañon City, paying a $1000 yearly fee to the city with a reduced fee of $500 in some years of hardship. In 1931, the 3 ft narrow gauge incline railway was built to the bottom of the gorge through a narrow cleft just west of the north end of the bridge; the first suicide occurred the same year when a man from Pueblo, Colorado jumped off the bridge. In 1937, a lighting system was installed to illuminate the gorge walls. In 1947, after struggling for many years through the Great Depression and World War II, Piper sold the bridge and leasing rights to a group of local Colorado businessmen and Clint Murchison, a Texan who made a fortune in oil and real estate. A long-time employee of the park stated that Murchison, who died in 1969, never visited the bridge he had bought after he became the sole owner. In the 1950s, a lodge was built by the gorge and the Silver Rock Railway 2 ft narrow gauge train with a Chance Rides miniature C.

P. Huntington locomotive began running along the edge of the gorge near the bridge. In 1956, Murchison and his Royal Gorge Bridge Company based in Dallas agreed to pay the city a percentage of its revenue instead of the $1000 yearly fee for the lease; the percentage arrangement has proven favorable for

Nomura Art Museum

Nomura Art Museum opened near Nanzen-ji in Kyoto, Japan, in 1984. The sukiya-style building has two rooms for displaying exhibits and there is a chashitsu; the collection, based on that built up by financier Tokushichi Nomura II, comprises some 1,700 works, including seven Important Cultural Properties and nine Important Art Objects. The Museum's seven Important Cultural Properties are Tempest by Sesson Shūkei, Ki no Tomonori from the series Thirty-Six Poetry Immortals in the Satake Collection, calligraphic works by or attributed to Ki no Tsurayuki, Seisetsu Shōchō, Shūhō Myōchō, the poetry collection Sanuki no Nyūdō-Shū, Box for a Noh mask with plovers in maki-e. Kyoto National Museum Nomura Securities Philosopher's Walk Nomura Art Museum Nomura Art Museum