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City of Salford

The City of Salford is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, named after its main settlement Salford. The borough extends west from Salford to include the towns of Eccles, Swinton, Little Hulton, Irlam; the city has a population of 245,600, is administered from the Salford Civic Centre in Swinton. The city's boundaries, set by the Local Government Act 1972, include five former local government districts, it is bounded on the south east by the River Irwell, which forms part of its boundary with Manchester to the east, by the Manchester Ship Canal to the south, which forms its boundary with Trafford. The metropolitan boroughs of Wigan and Bury lie to the west and north respectively; some parts of the city, which lies directly west of Manchester, are industrialised and densely populated, but around one third of the city consists of rural open space. The western half of the city stretches across Chat Moss. Salford has a history of human activity stretching back to the Neolithic age. There are over 250 listed buildings in the city, including Salford Cathedral, three Scheduled Ancient Monuments.

With the Industrial Revolution and its neighbours grew along with its textile industry. The former County Borough of Salford was granted city status in 1926; the city and its industries experienced decline throughout much of the 20th century. Since the 1990s, parts of Salford have undergone regeneration Salford Quays, home of BBC North and Granada Television, the area around the University of Salford. Salford Red Devils are a professional rugby league club in Super League and Salford City F. C. are a professional football club in League Two. Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United, in Trafford, is opposite Salford Quays. Although the metropolitan borough of the City of Salford was a 20th-century creation, the area has a long history of human activity, extending back to the Stone Age. Neolithic flint arrow-heads and tools, evidence of Bronze Age activity has been discovered in Salford; the northerly section of Watling Street, a Roman road from Manchester via Bury to Ribchester, passes through the city.

In 1142, a monastic cell dedicated to St. Leonard was established in Kersal; the 12th century hundred of Salford was created as Salfordshire in the historic county of Lancashire and survived until the 19th century, when it was replaced by one of the first county boroughs in the country. Salford became a free borough in about 1230, when it was granted a charter as a free borough by the Earl Ranulph of Chester; the cell in Kersal was sold in 1540 during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. A 16th-century manor house, called Kersal Cell, was built on the site of the priory. In the English Civil War between King Charles I and parliament, Salford was Royalist. Salford was noted as Jacobite territory. During the Industrial Revolution, Salford grew as a result of the textile industry. Although Salford experienced an increase in population, it was overshadowed by the dominance of Manchester and did not evolve as a commercial centre in the same way. On 15 September 1830, Eccles was site of the world's first railway accident.

During a stop in Eccles to take on water, William Huskisson, Member of Parliament for Liverpool, had his leg crushed by Stephenson's Rocket. Although Huskisson was taken to Eccles for treatment he died of his injuries; the six-foot-tall Oglala Sioux tribesman, "Surrounded By the Enemy", died here from a bronchial infection at age twenty-two in 1887 during a tour of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and was buried at Brompton Cemetery. In 1894, the Manchester Ship Canal was opened. Along the route of the canal, it was necessary to create an aqueduct carrying the Bridgewater Canal over the Ship Canal; the Barton Swing Aqueduct, designed by Sir Edward Leader Williams, is 100 metres long and weighs 1,450 metric tons. At the start of the 20th century, Salford began to decline due to competition from outside the UK. A survey in 1931 concluded. Salford was granted city status in 1926. During World War II, Salford Docks were bombed. In the decades following the Second World War there was a significant economic and population decline in Salford.

In 1961 a small part of Eccles was added to the city. On 1 April 1974, the City and County Borough of Salford was abolished under the Local Government Act 1972, was replaced by the metropolitan borough of City of Salford, one of ten local government districts in the new metropolitan county of Greater Manchester; the city status of the new district was confirmed by additional letters patent issued on the same day. Since the early 1990s, the decline has slowed. Prior to the metropolitan borough's creation, the name Salford for the new local government district courted controversy. Salford was "thought second-class by those in Eccles", who preferred the new name "Irwell" for the district. A councillor for the City and County Borough of Salford objected to this suggestion, stating this label was nothing but "a dirty

Morales-Sanchez, Texas

Morales-Sanchez is a census-designated place in Zapata County, United States. The population was 84 at the 2010 census. Morales-Sanchez is located at 26°47′15″N 99°6′53″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.4 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2000, there were 95 people, 35 households, 26 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 26.3 people per square mile. There were 74 housing units at an average density of 20.5/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.84 % 3.16 % from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 91.58% of the population. There were 35 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.7% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 16.8% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, 24.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.3 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $20,313, the median income for a family was $20,417. Males had a median income of $0 versus $0 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $7,485. There were no families and 10.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 26.3% of those over 64

Loughborough College

Loughborough College is a general further education college located in Leicestershire, England which offers a range of courses including further education, higher education and professional qualifications. In 1909-1910 there were 483 enrolled students for the inaugural academic year, they studied building and science courses and domestic subjects and art/art teaching qualifications. The original college site was demolished in 1982 to make way for Loughborough’s Sainsbury's shopping centre. In its early years, Loughborough College built an excellent reputation for its engineering provision with innovative courses such as the five-year Mechanical Engineering which led to the prestigious Diploma of Loughborough College; this reputation has been enhanced and sustained to the present day – Loughborough College is JTL's preferred training provider for both engineering and electrical installation. Loughborough has long been associated with sport; this association was instigated by Principal of Loughborough Technical College Herbert Schofield, who in 1918 convinced the county to acquire 14 acres of land for sports pitches and facilities.

Despite not being a University, Loughborough Technical College sports teams were admitted to the Universities Athletics Union and excelled in competition. The land is now part of the Loughborough University Campus playing fields; the past principals of Loughborough College are Charles Laws, Herbert Schofield, Major-General W. F. Hasted, G. J. D. Schumach, Dan Lysaght, Dr. Fred Lester, Donald Hutchings, Harold Wilkinson, Jim Mutton, Esme Winch, Heather MacDonald. Acting Principal Colin Butler. John Doherty joined the college on 30 October 2017 as Chief Executive. Loughborough College offers further education courses across a number of different subject areas including beauty, childcare, creative industries & computing, electrical installation, hairdressing, hospitality & catering, travel & aviation, motor vehicles, performing arts, public services and sport. Emphasising the importance of employability, the College offers students the opportunity to gain real work experience as part of their course.

Placements are available onsite in the College's restaurant, fitness studios and hair & beauty salons. Students have the option to gain experience with established local companies through the College's links with external organisations. Courses mature students alike; the College's Sixth Form offers a wide range of IGCSEs and A Levels. In 2012 99% of the College's GCSE students gained passes overall, with students studying GCSEs in English Language, Biology, Science and ICT gaining a 100% pass rate. In the same year, over 98% of the College's A Level students achieved a pass and students in 15 subjects gained 100% pass rates. Apprenticeships are offered to anyone over the age of 16 and not in full-time education. Loughborough College have a range of apprenticeships at intermediate and higher levels; these courses are recommended for students who wish to gain practical skills in a working environment whilst earning a wage. Loughborough College offers a number of different university level courses in subject areas including: Business, leadership & management Childcare Engineering Music Sport Teacher trainingCourses are delivered full-time and part-time, span a range of levels including HNCs, HNDs, foundation degrees and BA, BSc and Top-Up Degrees.

The College has its own halls of residence allowing students to live on campus. Professional qualifications are designed to help individuals boost their CVs and gain valuable skills. Many of the courses are offered in association with professional bodies including the Association of Accountant Technicians, Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Institute of Leadership and Management. Loughborough College has an Employer Engagement Team who work in partnership with businesses to provide training; the College offers on campus accommodation for both HE students. Residences are situated within walking distance of both the town centre. Additional facilities include a common room with ping pong, TV and Xbox as well as an outdoor space for picnics and BBQs. Halls of residence Halls include a total of 170 single bedrooms in a purpose built complex. Layouts range from six person units with a shared shower and kitchen to five/six bedroom units with en-suite bathrooms and shared kitchen amenities. Living in homestay Homestay is offered to students.

This kind of accommodation is valuable for students from overseas. Elite Athlete Performance Centre The EAPC is a restored listed building that provides a total of 17 en-suite rooms for elite sports students under the age of 18. Refurbished to allow for student living, facilities include an expansive living space, shared kitchen and free laundry amenities. Adjacent to the main college building, the Radmoor Centre houses a range of sports facilities including over 50 workout stations, an indoor cycling studio and aerobics areas, a equipped gym, a large sports hall, a 3G Astroturf pitch, a sauna and steam room, the BOD POD and a number of athlete consultation rooms; the Radmoor Centre has a hair and beauty salon called'Elite' which provides professional treatments. A restaurant and bar offer dining for the general public. Both of these are staffed by Loughborough students; the Radmoor Day Nursery offers a full day care facility for children up to school age. Situated on the college campu


FVWM-Crystal is a theme framework for the FVWM window manager. It uses GUI tools to edit the look of windows, instead of the use of editing a text file in FVWM, it creates a desktop environment using FVWM as its window manager and main core. It features flexible window decorations, a file manager may be optionally used to display desktop icons. FVWM-Crystal offers user interface integration for some terminal emulators like xterm and urxvt, for a tray system such as stalonetray or trayer-srg, for various music players - among them Audacious, MPD, Quod Libet, XMMS and XMMS2 - and for the video/audio player MPlayer, to the point where it can control these components. FVWM-Crystal makes use of semi-transparency. Everything on the default desktop is semi-transparent. By additionally installing a utility program such as transset-df the semi-transparency can be switched on or off via pressing a determined key of the keyboard, being chosen in accordance with user's demands. There is a menu system that has an extensive default configuration but may be customized and extended by each user to fit personal requirements.

The deep-level configuration of the resulting desktop environment is predominantly achieved via Python scripts. Chief developers of FVWM-Crystal are Dominique Michel. Official website

Transwa WDA/WDB/WDC class

The Transwa WDA/WDB/WDC class are a class of railcars built by United Goninan, Broadmeadow for Transwa in 2004-2005 to replace the WAGR WCA/WCE class railcars on the AvonLink, MerredinLink and Prospector services in Western Australia. They are capable of high-speed operation. In December 2000 Westrail awarded a contract to United Goninan, Broadmeadow for nine railcars to replace the 1971 built WAGR WCA/WCE class railcars. Seven were for two for the AvonLink service; the first entered service on 28 June 2004. Power is provided by Cummins engines; the new railcars are capable of 193 km/h. These consist of three WDA driving cars, three WDB driving cars without buffet, one motored WDC non-driving car; these form two 2-car and one 3-car sets. The AvonLink sets consists of one WDA and WDB; the AvonLink lacks the buffet and entertainment system The Prospector has, but the AvonLink has a whistle and a horn, while The Prospector only has a horn. Media related to Transwa Prospector at Wikimedia Commons Perth Trains gallery

Owensboro Bridge

The Owensboro Bridge is a continuous truss bridge that spans the Ohio River between Owensboro and Spencer County, Indiana. Dedicated to the memory of the late U. S. Congressman Glover H. Cary and called the "Glover Cary Bridge," the bridge opened to traffic in September 1940, it was a toll bridge, but tolls were discontinued in 1954. In anticipation of a repainting of the bridge scheduled for 2006, the local city beautification group PRIDE of Owensboro-Daviess County sponsored an August 2003 straw poll to help determine what color to paint the bridge. PRIDE gave participants a choice of "blue," "teal," "brick red," or "green" – or participants could "write in" their own preferences. Of the 8,245 participants in the poll, 44 percent preferred to keep the bridge its current blue. A majority of participants – 56% – preferred that the bridge be painted a different color, with 20 percent opting for teal, 18 percent for brick red, 12 percent for green, 6 percent suggesting various "write-in" colors.

Subsequently and Indiana highway officials indicated the bridge was scheduled for its next repainting in about 2017 at an estimated cost of $17 million. The repainting was rescheduled to begin in the spring of 2013. Transport portal Engineering portal United States portal Indiana portal List of crossings of the Ohio River Coordinates: 37°46′45.08″N 87°06′33.12″W