Governors Island is a 172-acre island in New York Harbor, within the New York City borough of Manhattan. It is located 800 yards south of Manhattan Island, is separated from Brooklyn to the east by the 400-yard-wide Buttermilk Channel; the National Park Service administers a small portion of the north of the island as the Governors Island National Monument, including two former military fortifications named Fort Jay and Castle Williams. The Trust for Governors Island operates the remaining 150 acres, including 52 historic buildings, as a public park. About 103 acres of the land area is fill, added in the early 1900s to the south of the original island; the native Lenape referred to Governors Island as Paggank. The name was translated into the Dutch Noten Eylandt Anglicized into Nutten Island, before being renamed Governor's Island by the late 18th century; the island's use as a military installation dates to 1776, during the American Revolutionary War, when Continental Army troops raised defensive works on the island.
From 1783 to 1966, the island was a United States Army post, serving as a training ground for troops, though it served as a strategic defense point during wartime. The island served as a major United States Coast Guard installation until 1996. Following its decommissioning as a military base, there were several plans for redeveloping Governors Island. Governors Island has become a popular seasonal destination open to the public between May and September, attracting more than 800,000 visitors per year as of 2018. In addition to the 43-acre public park, Governors Island includes free arts and cultural events, as well as recreational activities; the island can only be accessed by ferries from Manhattan. The native Lenape referred to the island as Pagganck, or Pagganack. All of these names translated to "Nut Island" in reference to the many chestnut and oak trees on the island; the Dutch explorer Adriaen Block called it Noten Eylandt, a translation, this was Anglicized into Nutten Island, a name that continued to be used until the late 18th century.
The name "Governor's Island", with an apostrophe, stems from the British colonial era, when the colonial assembly reserved the island for the exclusive use of New York's royal governors. The current name without an apostrophe was made official in 1784. Governors Island was much smaller than it is today, it contained multiple inlets along its shoreline, as well as groves of hardwood trees, from which the island's native name is derived. There is insufficient evidence as to whether Governors Island contained any permanent Lenape settlements, or was used for hunting and gathering. In 1524, Giovanni da Verrazzano was the first European to observe what was called Paggank, becoming the first European in record to do so. One hundred years in May 1624, Noten Eylandt was the landing place of the first settlers in New Netherland, they had arrived from the Dutch Republic with the ship New Netherland under the command of Cornelius Jacobsen May, who disembarked on the island with thirty families in order to take possession of the New Netherland territory.
For this reason, the New York State Senate and Assembly recognize Governors Island as the birthplace of the state of New York, certify the island as the place on which the planting of the "legal-political guaranty of tolerance onto the North American continent" took place. In 1633, the fifth director of New Netherland, Wouter van Twiller, arrived with a 104-man regiment on Noten Eylandt, commandeered the island for his personal use, he secured his farm by drawing up a deed on June 16, 1637, signed by two Lenape leaders and Pewihas, on behalf of their community at Keshaechquereren, situated in present-day New Jersey. Van Twiller cultivated a farm on the island building a windmill on the land, until he returned to the Netherlands in 1642; the windmill was demolished by 1648, when colonial governor Peter Stuyvesant burned it down after seeing it in inoperable condition. Following this, Noten Eylandt is said to have been used as a recreation ground by the Dutch between 1652 and 1664. There is little other documentation on the use of the island during the Dutch colonial period, other than the fact that it has remained in public ownership since van Twiller left New Netherland.
New Netherland was conditionally ceded to the English in 1664, the English renamed the settlement New York in June 1665. By 1674, the British had total control of the island. At this point, the eastern shore of the island was separated from Brooklyn by a shallow channel that could be traversed at low tide; this became known as Buttermilk Channel, since women would use the channel to travel to Manhattan island and sell buttermilk. By 1680, Nutten Island contained a single pasture to be used by colonial governors; the British started calling Nutten Island "Governor's Island" in 1698 and reserved the island for the exclusive use of colonial governors. Four years when Edward Hyde, Lord of Cornbury took office as New York colonial governor, he built a mansion on Governor's Island, though evidence of this mansion no longer exists. Governor William Cosby used the island as a preserve to breed and hunt pheasants. Other governors leased out the island for profit, for a short period around 1710, Governor's Island was designated as a quarantine station for refugees.
Otherwise, Governor's Island remained untouched until the American Revolutionary War started in 1775. The first plans for fortifications on Governor's Island
PO Surjeet Singh is an Indian professional kabaddi player playing for the Puneri Paltan in the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League. He plays in the Right Cover position, he specializes in dashing his opponents out of the mat. Pro Kabaddi career Surjeet Singh played for the Puneri Paltan in his first edition of VIVO Pro Kabaddi League, he had a tackle strike rate of 64% in his debut season and helped Puneri Paltan reach the semifinals of PKL for the first time. Surjeet played for the U Mumba in the fourth edition of VIVO Pro Kabaddi League, he had a tackle strike rate of 50.68% in the season. In 14 matches he scored 37 points. Surjeet played for the Bengal Warriors in Season 5 of VIVO Pro Kabaddi, he had a tackle strike rate of 52.05% in the season. Surjeet had 9 High Five, he was the captain of the Bengal Warriors side for the season. Surjeet was the part of Bengal Warriors in sixth season of VIVO Pro Kabaddi League, he scored 57 points in 23 matches with a tackle strike rate of 41.86%. VIVO Pro Kabaddi Champion 2016 Kabaddi World Cup winner Gold at 2017 Southeast Asian Games Gold at 2017 Asian Beach Games
The Flag of Rutland is the flag of the English county of Rutland. It was registered with the Flag Institute on 17 November 2015; the flag is a banner of the arms of Rutland County Council, which were granted to the council in 1950. The description is semée of acorns, a horseshoe or; the crest is on a wreath of the colours, in front of a horseshoe an acorn or, leaved and slipped proper. When Rutland regained its status a county in 1997, a banner of the arms was raised to demonstrate the restoration of status; the horseshoe has traditionally been the symbol of Oakham since William the Conqueror gave the 125-square-mile estate to Henry de Ferrers, whose family name suggests a connection with iron-working or the farrier occupation. One of his privileges was to claim the forfeit of a horseshoe from anyone of rank visiting his lordship in Oakham. A unique collection of horseshoes presented by royalty and peers of the realm passing through the manor, hangs on the walls of the Hall in Oakham Castle; the acorn exemplifies the former forest.
It can be interpreted as representing "smallness and importance" and the oaks suggested by the name of Oakham. The green field represents the county's agriculture its rich pastureland; the orientation of the horseshoe is in accordance with tradition in the county, the horseshoes in the Castle are hung this way up
Northcliff is an affluent residential suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. The suburb is located on Northcliff Ridge which offers vistas of the Central Business District on one side, the leafy northern suburbs on the other. Northcliff's huge homes are nestled around a steep incline of the hill, on the foot of Northcliff borders the suburbs of Fairland, Blackheath and Berario; some streets have been boomed in order to provide Northcliff's high-income residents with more security and exclusivity. Although erroneously included by Google Maps as part of Randburg, Northcliff has never been part of Randburg, it is located in Region B of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. The suburb is situated on part of an old Witwatersrand farm called Waterval, it was named after the northerly ridge. Northcliff Hill is believed to have been populated by humans for over 250,000 years. At 1807 metres, the ridge is the second highest point in Johannesburg, being one metre lower than Observatory Ridge.
It is inhabited by many different animals. Northcliff is served by Cresta Shopping Centre, one of the largest malls in Johannesburg, located on the border of Northcliff in the suburb of Cresta. Many other smaller suburban shopping complexes are within easy access, for example Northcliff Corner, The Verdi Centre, Heathway Square and Home Living Design Centre. While located in Blackheath, the suburb gives its name to Northcliff High School and Northcliff Primary School. Marang House, a home for ill children, is based in Northcliff. Leanne Manas, broadcast journalist, author Lira, songwriter Fezile Mpela, television producer Portia Gumede, television producer Helen Suzman, political activist, politician Frans Marx, writer, television producer, director Ruda Landman, broadcast journalist, co-anchor of famed investigation program Carte Blanche
TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event and WWE Network event, produced by WWE for the Raw brand. It took place on October 2017, at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, it was the ninth event under the TLC: Ladders & Chairs chronology. Just two days prior to the event, Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt, who were scheduled to perform, were removed from the match card due to a viral infection; as a result, two of the matches were changed, one of which became an interpromotional match with a wrestler from the SmackDown brand. Eight matches were contested including one on the Kickoff pre-show; the main event was scheduled to be The Shield's reunion match, Reigns was replaced by Raw General Manager Kurt Angle, they defeated the team of The Miz, Braun Strowman, Kane and Sheamus in a 5-on-3 handicap Tables and Chairs match. This was Angle's first WWE match in 11 years. Bray Wyatt, in the guise of "Sister Abigail", was scheduled to face "The Demon" Finn Bálor, Wyatt was replaced by SmackDown's AJ Styles, who would lose to "The Demon".
The event was notable for the main roster debut of Asuka, who defeated Emma. TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs is an annual gimmick pay-per-view produced every December by WWE since 2009—the 2017 event was the only one to not occur in December; the concept of the show is based on the primary matches of the card each containing a stipulation using tables and chairs as legal weapons, with the main event being a Tables and Chairs match. 2017 was the ninth event under the TLC chronology and was a Raw-branded event, following the reintroduction of the brand split in 2016. The card consisted of eight matches, including one on the Kickoff pre-show, that resulted from scripted storylines, where wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches, with results predetermined by WWE's writers on the Raw brand. Storylines were produced on WWE's weekly television shows Monday Night Raw and 205 Live, the latter of, cruiserweight-exclusive.
Two days prior to the event, two of the scheduled wrestlers were removed from the match card due to a viral infection. As a result, one of those matches featured a wrestler from the SmackDown brand. On the September 11 episode of Raw, it was announced that NXT wrestler Asuka, who had just relinquished the NXT Women's Championship due to injury, was signed to Raw. After her main roster debut was scheduled for TLC, Sasha Banks, Alicia Fox, Dana Brooke, Emma demanded to face her. General Manager Kurt Angle decided that the winner of a fatal five-way elimination match between them would face Asuka at the event; the following week, Emma said she was tired of hearing about Asuka and touted about how she started the women's revolution and beat four of Raw's toughest women to earn her spot against Asuka, Emma promised that she would force Asuka to get on her knees and thank her for starting the women's revolution. At No Mercy, Alexa Bliss defeated Bayley, Sasha Banks and Nia Jax in a fatal five-way match to retain the Raw Women's Championship.
Afterwards on Raw Talk, Bliss insulted Mickie James, calling her an "old lady". The following night on Raw, James challenged Bliss to repeat her comments, after Bliss insulted James again, attacked the champion; the following week, James received gifts, including a walker. Wanting to confront Bliss, James found the locker room guarded by Jax, who challenged James to a match; the match ended in Jax being disqualified after Bliss attacked James. General Manager Kurt Angle booked Bliss to defend the Raw Women's Championship against James at TLC. On the October 9 episode, James said she would become a seven-time WWE women's champion and insulted Bliss' looks, to which Bliss responded with more remarks about James' age. James chased after Bliss and attacked her, but Bliss escaped; the following week and Bayley teamed up to face Bliss and Emma where James pinned Bliss. On the September 25 episode of Raw, Roman Reigns was the guest on Miz TV for his victory over John Cena at No Mercy; the Miz gloated about retaining the Intercontinental Championship and insulted Reigns' former stable, The Shield, claiming that he and The Miztourage could beat The Shield.
The two faced off where Reigns defeated Miz, but Reigns received a beat down. At No Mercy, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins former Shield members, retained the Raw Tag Team Championship against Cesaro and Sheamus; the following week and Sheamus attacked Ambrose and Rollins, following an attack by Braun Strowman, Reigns defeated Miz by disqualification after Cesaro and Sheamus interfered. The three heels performed The Shield's signature triple powerbomb on Reigns. Before the show ended, Reigns was approached backstage by Rollins. On the October 9 episode, Miz and Sheamus were interrupted by Reigns, joined by Ambrose and Rollins reuniting The Shield, the trio attacked Cesaro and Sheamus, performed a triple powerbomb on Miz. A six-man tag team Tables and Chairs match between The Shield and the team of The Miz and Sheamus was scheduled for TLC. Strowman attempted to brutalize Matt Hardy, but The Shield stopped Strowman and performed a triple powerbomb on him through the broadcast table. Miz requested for Strowman to be added to the match at TLC.
General Manager Kurt Angle reluctantly agreed, as a result, made the match a 4-on-3 handicap TLC match. T
World Class Championship Wrestling, based out of Dallas, Texas held a number of major professional wrestling super shows under the name'Wrestling Star Wars between 1981 and 1989, with five of these being held in 1984. Wrestling Star Wars was a professional wrestling supercard show, held on January 30, 1984; the show was produced and scripted by the Dallas, Texas-based World Class Championship Wrestling professional wrestling promotion and held in their home area, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. Several matches from the show were taped for WCCW's television shows and broadcast in the weeks following the show; the show was the 12th overall show in the "Wrestling Star Wars" event chronology. The show was held at the Fort Worth Convention Center, with an estimated 18,000 seat capacity when configured for professional wrestling shows. Independence Day Star Wars was a professional wrestling supercard show, held on July 4, 1984; the show was produced and scripted by the Dallas, Texas-based World Class Championship Wrestling professional wrestling promotion and held in their home area, Dallas/Ft.
Worth, Texas. Several matches from the show were taped for WCCW's television shows and broadcast in the weeks following the show; the show was the 13th overall show in the "Wrestling Star Wars" event chronology. The event, held at the Fort Worth Convention Center, drew 12,721 spectators out if its estimated 18,000 seat capacity when configured for professional wrestling shows. Labor Day Star Wars was a professional wrestling supercard show, held on September 3, 1984; the show was produced and scripted by the Dallas, Texas-based World Class Championship Wrestling professional wrestling promotion and held in their home area, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. Several matches from the show were taped for WCCW's television shows and broadcast in the weeks following the show; the show was the 14th overall show in the "Wrestling Star Wars" event chronology. The show, held at the Fort Worth Convention Center, drew 10,000 spectators out if its estimated 18,000 seat capacity when configured for professional wrestling shows.
Thanksgiving Star Wars was a professional wrestling supercard show, held on November 22, 1984. The show was produced and scripted by the Dallas, Texas-based World Class Championship Wrestling professional wrestling promotion and held in their home area, Texas. Several matches from the show were taped for WCCW's television shows and broadcast in the weeks following the show; the show was the 15thoverall show in the "Wrestling Star Wars" event chronology. The show, held at the Reunion Arena, drew 15,325 spectators out of its 21,000 seat capacity. Christmas Star Wars was a professional wrestling supercard show, held on December 25, 1984; the show was produced and scripted by the Dallas, Texas-based World Class Championship Wrestling professional wrestling promotion and held in their home arna, Texas. Several matches from the show were taped for WCCW's television shows and broadcast in the weeks following the show; the show was the 16th overall show in the "Wrestling Star Wars" event chronology. The show, held at the Reunion Arena, drew 20,000 spectators out of its 21,000 seat capacity