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Flatbush, Brooklyn

Flatbush is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Founded in 1651 by Dutch colonists, the neighborhood, which consists of several subsections, had a population of 105,804 as of the 2010 United States Census. Flatbush was a town prior to being incorporated into the City of Brooklyn, its former border runs through the Brooklyn Botanic Garden; the township was larger than what is considered Flatbush today by the residents of Brooklyn. The modern neighborhood includes or borders several institutions of note, including Prospect Park and Brooklyn College. Flatbush is part of Brooklyn Community District 14 and its primary ZIP Code is 11226, it is patrolled by the 70th Precincts of the New York City Police Department. Politically, Flatbush is represented by the New York City Council's 40th and 45th Districts; the name Flatbush is a calque of the Dutch language Vlacke bos, so named from woods that grew on the flat country. Flatbush was chartered as the Dutch Nieuw Nederland colony town of Midwout — from the Dutch words, med, "middle" and woud, "wood" — in 1651.

Both names were used in the Dutch era, Midwood was an alternative name for Flatbush into the early 20th century. In a reversal, now the area south of Brooklyn College, is alternatively called "Flatbush," among Orthodox Jews. Midwood's residents predominately feature a mix of the Irish Americans. Flatbush and the five other towns of what was to become Kings County, were surrendered to the English in 1664; the town was the county seat for Kings County and was a center of life for what is now called Brooklyn. The compact center of the village of Flatbush was at the intersection of what are now Flatbush and Church avenues, where we still find an old Dutch Reformed Church and Erasmus Hall, the oldest high school in New York City. Flatbush played a key role in the American Revolution. Flatbush was where significant battles of the Battle of Long Island took place; as Kings County was settled by the Dutch, as the Dutch were prominent in the slave trade, the area was somewhat sympathetic to the British side of the American Revolutionary War at the beginning of the conflict.

Kings County at the time had the highest concentration of slaves north of the Mason–Dixon line – one-third of the total population for the county were slaves. When a Loyalist Governor of Virginia supported freedom for slaves who supported and fought on the British side, landowners in Brooklyn were concerned that a full conflict between the Colonies and the British would result in loss of their critical source of labor. Loyalist residents of Flatbush included David Mathews, Mayor of New York City, who lived at what is now the intersection of Flatbush and Parkside avenues. Flatbush residents maintained their loyalist sympathies: the King's Arms, for example, appeared in the town's inn for a half-century after the conclusion of the conflict; the influence of Dutch merchant and farming families remained strong in the area until after consolidation into the City of Greater New York in 1898, after which the development of Flatbush as a suburb, an integral part of the larger city, proceeded apace.

Before it was incorporated into the City of Brooklyn in 1894, Flatbush described both the Town of Flatbush, incorporating a large swath of central Kings County extending east to the Queens County border, the Village of Flatbush the heart of the current community. Many of the remaining early Dutch structures are in the Marine Park neighborhoods. Flatbush maintained some distance from the rest of Brooklyn and New York, but the emergence of the New York City Subway in the 1920s connected it to surrounding areas in an unprecedented way. In the first half of the 20th century, Flatbush had a sizable population of Irish-Americans, Italian-Americans and Jews. Much as it is today, it was a working-class neighborhood. A significant portion of Flatbush residents followed the Brooklyn Dodgers, which at the time were not only the team of Brooklyn but of Flatbush in particular. Dodgers centerfielder Duke Snider was known as "the Duke of Flatbush". By 1958, the Dodgers left Brooklyn, Ebbets Field was torn down.

Due to shifting neighborhood boundaries, Ebbets Field today technically would be in Crown Heights, as the ballpark was located just north of Empire Boulevard. During the 1970s and early 1980s, Flatbush experienced a shift in demographics as it transitioned from an enclave of Irish and Jews to a Caribbean community. While most of Flatbush was working class, a handful of affluent areas remained. Prospect Park South had a sizable number of more affluent homeowners, more than a few doctors resided on a stretch of Parkside Avenue adjacent to Prospect Park. By the mid-1980s, the neighborhood had numerous abandoned or semi-abandoned buildings, many of which had fallen into a state of disrepair. While crime had long been prevalent in the community, it worsened during the 1970s,'80s and'90s. A number of stores on Flatbush and Church Avenues fell victim to looting during the 1977 blackout, a subsequent drug epidemic ravaged Flatbush during the 1980s and early 1990s. In February 2016, Flatbush was one of four neighborhoods featured in an article in The New York Times about "New York’s Next Hot Neighborhoods".

After the Vision Zero initiative was implemented across the city, WNYC found the NYPD targeting this neighborhood 36 percent more than other whiter neighborhoods like Williamsburg and Greenpoint. Based on data from the 2010 United States Census, the population of Flatbush was 105,804, a decrease of 5,071 fr

Electoral district of Morayfield

Morayfield is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland. It is located in the northern outskirts of Brisbane, south of the Sunshine Coast. An outer suburban electorate, Morayfield lies west of the Bruce Highway and south of the Caboolture River; the northern end of the district takes in the suburb of Morayfield and the southern part of Caboolture. At its southern end, the district includes parts of the suburbs of Narangba. A new district created for the 2009 state election, it was constructed from the northern part of the district of Kallangur and the western part of the district of Pumicestone, it took a section of territory belonging to the district of Kurwongbah. Its inaugural member was Mark Ryan of the Labor Party, defeated by Darren Grimwade of the Liberal National Party in 2012. Green, Antony. "Electorate Profile". Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Baoding Yingli Yitong F.C.

Baoding Yingli Yitong is a professional Chinese football club that participates in the China League One division under licence from the Chinese Football Association. The team is based in Baoding and their home stadium is the 13,000 capacity Baoding People's Stadium, their owner is the Baoding City Real Estate Group Co. Ltd; the club was formed as Hebei Yingli in 2008 as an affiliated team by the China Yingli group, where they took part as an amateur team in the Hebei Amateur Football League. With a team built using Yingli employees they were able to reach the China Amateur Football League finals where they came fourth in the 2010 championship. After this performance the Baoding City Real Estate Group Co. Ltd became interested in acquiring the club so they could register them in and gain participation in the China League Two division; this would come into fruition on April 21, 2015 when they took over the club, renamed them Baoding Yingli Yitong F. C. and converted them into a professional team when they participated at the bottom of the professional Chinese football league within the 2015 China League Two season.

In their debut season Fan Yuhong was brought in as the Head coach and the club would play within the Baoding Foreign Language School Stadium. After finishing fifth within their group stage and missing out on the play-offs Zhao Changhong was brought in as the new manager the following season, where with continued investment from Baoding City Real Estate Group along with a move to Baoding People's Stadium, he was able to guide the club to a runners-up spot at the end of the 2016 China League Two season and promotion to the China League One division for the first time. On 1 July 2017, Meng Yongli, chairman of the club, announced that the club would withdraw from the league after Baoding conceded a controversial penalty in the injury time against Wuhan Zall. Meng Yongli resigned on the following day, as Baoding Yingli Yitong proclaimed their stay in the league, would be willing to accept punishment from the Chinese Football Association; the team were still relegated at the end of their first season in the League One.

2015–: Baoding Yingli Yitong F. C; as of 12 July 2019Note: Flags indicate national team. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. All-time league rankings As of the end of 2019 season. ^1 in North Group. ^2 Baoding Yingli Yitong was deducted six points for failing to implement ruling of CFA. Key

Glasser (musician)

Cameron Mesirow, known professionally as Glasser, is an American singer and record producer signed to True Panther Sounds. She released her debut EP, Apply, on May 26, 2009, followed by debut studio album Ring on September 24, 2010, her second studio album, was released on October 4, 2013. Mesirow was born in Massachusetts, her father is a member of the Blue Man Group in Berlin, her mother, Casey Cameron, is one of the founders of new wave band Human Sexual Response. Following her parents' divorce, she relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area at age ten, she had some piano lessons as a child, performed in musicals at school. Mesirow studied German and literature at San Francisco State University, where she met Foreign Born singer Matt Popieluch, who helped draw out her songwriting abilities. According to Mesirow, the name "Glasser" was inspired by "a midnight vision of a figure hovering over water". In early 2009, Glasser's track "Apply" was featured on the eMusic compilation Selected + Collected and the song was described by Pitchfork as "one of the disc's standouts a great mix of electronic drag and skyward pop showcased Mesirow's impressive vocal range."In May 2009, Glasser played her first show without prerecorded parts, in support of her first EP, Apply.

At that point Mesirow and Popieluch were living in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles and the act was described as "LA-based." Mesirow was at the time working in the studio of artist Mike Kelley. Glasser's live shows featured performances by the dance troupe Body City and Mesirow wore custom outfits by local designer Ida Falck Øien. According to the LA Weekly, "'Apply' and its sister songs — the swooning'Learn,' haunted shuffler'Glad' or the Kate Bush–meets-Cluster'Tremel' — do sport the built-in intimacy common to good bedroom recordings, but they possess hints of grandiose and mercurial qualities."The Apply EP was followed over a year by Glasser's first full-length studio album, Ring, co-produced by Swedish producer Van Rivers and the Subliminal Kid. According to Pitchfork, "there isn't an easy descriptor for Glasser's sound-- she incorporates bits of tropical pop, tribal percussion, a couple of different strains of electronic music, her songs sidestep traditionally linear arrangements for a more open, circular approach-- they kind of swoosh around without pausing at verse-chorus intersections."Glasser's second album, came out in 2013.

The album was inspired, according to Mesirow, by Dutch architect and theorist Rem Koolhaas' 1978 book Delirious New York. The album's themes and sounds reflected the artist's move from Los Angeles to downtown Manhattan. "The interiors Glasser explores," wrote Pitchfork, "most compellingly are, it won't surprise you at this point to learn, the ones within human beings. She applies the same ruthless precision to these ostensibly messier subjects, so that video selection "Design", an examination of physical desire that wields human breaths as percussion, is crystalline enough for a posh gallery, but the insides of people turn out to be at least as unknowable as those of buildings."In 2018, Glasser resurfaced with the self-released, experimental EP Sextape, featuring spoken word descriptions of a variety of sexual experiences over danceable beats. Pitchfork commended the project for engaging "directly with the thorniness of queer intimacy, the complications that arise when queer people seek each other out to dance, to flirt, to fuck each other."

Glasser has been compared to Joni Björk and Cocteau Twins. Official website

2012 Brisbane City Council election

Elections to Brisbane City Council were held on Saturday, 28 April 2012 to elect a councillor to each of the local government area's 26 wards and the direct election of the Lord Mayor of Brisbane. The election resulted in a landslide re-election of the Liberal National Party, increasing their representation by two wards; the incumbent Lord Mayor, Graham Quirk, was elected to his first full-term with a substantial 68.3% of the two-party-preferred vote. Campbell Newman was elected Lord Mayor of Brisbane in 2008 as the Liberal Party candidate. In 2011 he resigned as Lord Mayor to be the Liberal National Party's candidate for Premier of Queensland. Graham Quirk was elected as Lord Mayor by the Councillors on 7 April 2011. * Incumbent 1 Rory Killen was the candidate for the Australian Sex Party, but his party affiliation was not listed on the ballot paper The Liberal National's gained the wards of Doboy and Karawatha from the Labor Party and lost the ward of Tennyson to an Independent, for a net gain of two wards and a majority of 18 wards, to their nearest competitor, Labor's at 7 wards.

Wards with names listed in bold changed hands from Labor to Liberal National in the 2012 election Councillors whose names are in italics did not stand in the 2012 election for the seat they won in 2008. 1 Graham Quirk was appointed Lord Mayor after the resignation of Campbell Newman in 2011. Steven Huang was appointed Councillor for MacGregor Ward in his place. 2 Nicole Johnston was elected as a member of the LNP in 2008 but resigned from the party to sit as an Independent. 3 Jane Prentice resigned from Council in 2010 to contest the Federal electorate of Ryan for the LNP. Julian Simmonds of the LNP was elected Councillor at a by-election in October that year

Gilwern Halt railway station

Gilwern Halt railway station was a station on the London and North Western Railway's Heads of the Valleys line near the village of Gilwern in the Welsh county of Brecknockshire. The first section of the Merthyr and Abergavenny Railway from Abergavenny to Brynmawr was opened on 29 September 1862; the line was leased and operated by the London and North Western Railway which acquired the smaller railway company on 30 June 1866. The L&NWR was itself amalgamated into the London and Scottish Railway in the 1923 Grouping. Gilwern first appeared in Bradshaw in April 1863, however the line's engineer, John Gardner, had reported on 27 January 1863 that it was due for completion in three or four weeks and on 6 August he confirmed that it had been open for five months which suggests the actual opening took place in late February or early March; the station was situated in a cutting, crossed by a road bridge at the western end of the station. It was reached from the east on a 1 in 37 climb from Govilon with the line rising 150 feet in less than 2 miles.

The station was conveniently situated for Gilwern village, only 0.5 miles away. It was convenient for the Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal and for this reason attracted a good summer passenger traffic as the Sunday schools in the area had afternoon outings to spend by the canal, it had two curved platforms with the Up platform higher than the Down as a result of the curvature. A timber-built station building was situated on the Up platform while a wooden passenger shelter was provided on the Down platform. Steps led upwards from the Down platform to the road bridge. To the east was Gilwern Stone Quarry, served by a siding branching off from the Down line; the siding was controlled by a signal box, in operation from 1890 to c. 1921 when the siding had been removed. In c. 1932-33, the station was downgraded to a railway halt at around the same time as Trevil. Decline in local industry and the costs of working the line between Abergavenny and Merthyr led to the cessation of passenger services on 4 January 1958.

The last public service over the line was an SLS railtour on 5 January 1958 hauled by GWR 6959 No. 7912 Little Linford Hall and LNWR Coal Tank No. 58926. Official closure came on 6 January; the platforms have survived and the trackbed through the station is part of National Cycle Route 46. Awdry, Christopher. Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0049-7. OCLC 19514063. CN 8983. Butt, R. V. J.. The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt and stopping place and present. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. Clinker, C. R.. Clinker's Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots in England and Wales 1830–1980. Bristol: Avon-Anglia Publications & Services. ISBN 978-0-905466-91-0. OCLC 655703233. Conolly, W. Philip. British Railways Gazetteer. Hersham, Surrey: Ian Allan. ISBN 978-0-7110-0320-0. Edge, David. Abergavenny to Merthyr including the Ebbw Vale Branch. Country Railway Routes.

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