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Gulf Shores, Alabama

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 9,741. Gulf Shores is located on 87 ° 42' 5.285" West. It is the southernmost settlement in the state of Alabama, it is served by Alabama State Route 59. Route 182 runs east-west along the shore front, while Route 180 runs parallel to it, north of Little Lagoon. Gulf State Park occupies a large eastern part of the city. Gulf Shores is located 33 miles west of Pensacola, Florida, 54 miles south of Mobile, 197 miles east of New Orleans, 194 miles south of Montgomery, 55 miles west of Navarre, Florida. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 28.0 square miles, of which 23.2 square miles is land and 4.8 square miles, or 17.24%, is water. Gulf Shores has a humid subtropical climate, with long, hot summers, mild and sunny winters. With bright sunny summers and warm winters, Alabama Gulf Coast weather offers year-round opportunities for beach-going and golfing. Winters are mild and residents can enjoy outside activities the majority of the time.

Daily highs in winter are close to 60 °F and nighttime lows are near 40 °F. Summers are hot, which makes for great beach weather and the sea breeze provides relief from the heat as well as humidity. Daytime highs in summer are near 90 °F and evening lows near 68 °F. While the area enjoys a strong "snowbird" season from December to April, many locals say that May/June and October/November are the best months. Ocean surf temperatures are quite warm from May through November well into the low 80s; as a result of being located on the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Shores is vulnerable to tropical cyclones. In September 1979, Hurricane Frederic caused massive destruction. In September 2004, Hurricane Ivan caused flooding damage. In 2005, while the city was still cleaning up from Ivan, Hurricane Katrina caused extensive damage and flooding. Many newer buildings are built to strict building codes, structures are elevated to reduce tropical cyclone damage; as of the census of 2010, there were 9,741 people living in the city.

The population density was 274.3 per square mile. There were 6,810 housing units at an average density of 370.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97.54% White, 0.22% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, 1.07% from two or more races. 1.23 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 2,344 households out of which 20.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.1% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.56. 16.4% of the population was under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, 23.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.3 males.

For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males. The median income for a household in the city was $41,826, the median income for a family was $51,862. Males had a median income of $40,259 versus $22,467 for females; the per capita income for the city was $24,356. About 6.8% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over. Since the year 2000, Baldwin County as a whole has experienced rapid population growth, second only to Shelby County in Alabama. On October 9, 2017, the City of Gulf Shores Council passed resolution No. 5876-17 to create the Gulf Shores City School System. This resolution began the process for the City of Gulf Shores to break away from the Baldwin County School System; the resolution created the first Gulf Shores City School Board of Education. The Board of Education is appointed by the Gulf Shores City Council; the first, current, Gulf Shores City School Board members are: Kevin S. Corcoran Ralph R. Gold, Jr. Nichole P. Gotschall Dale Kayser Jernigan RN, MSN Kelly L. WalkerGulf Shores is part of the Baldwin County Public Schools system.

Coastal Alabama Community College Gulf Shores High School Gulf Shores Middle School Gulf Shores Elementary School Like many coastal communities, tourism plays a major role in the local economy of Gulf Shores. The 2010 BP oil spill was expected to affect both local real estate and beach tourism. However, after a rough year, the tourism economy in Gulf Shores appears to have returned to pre-spill levels. In October 2011, the city began a branding campaign to help it stand out from other coastal destinations in the area. Ocean fishing, boating cruises, golf are major draws for the area. Chartered fishing boats and cruise boats for sunsets, dinner cruises, dolphin watching, watersports embark and the area is home to two of the top-rated golf resorts in Alabama - Craft Farms and Kiva Dunes. There are a total of nine signature golf clubs, as well as a state-owned 18-hole course. Other popular attractions include the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo; the city is home to an annual three-day

Taiwanese units of measurement

Taiwanese units of measurement are the customary and traditional units of measure used in Taiwan. The Taiwanese units formed in the 1900s; the system refers to Japanese system with some units derived from the Qing era Chinese units and Dutch era Dutch units. The Taiwanese units are pronounced in Taiwanese Hokkien and Hakka before the World War II and adopted by the Mandarin speaking immigrants from China in 1949. Today, the Taiwanese units are used in some cases alongside official metric units, in other cases they have been supplanted by metric units. Linguistically all Taiwanese units of measure are Chinese classifiers used to classify nouns. Note that although the Taiwanese units have similar names to those in Chinese units of measurement and Hong Kong units of measurement, the standards are different from those used in China or Hong Kong. Linear measure in Taiwan is metric but some units derived from traditional Japanese units of measurement remain in use as a legacy of Japanese rule. Taiwanese length units and the translation of length units in Metric system shares the same character.

The adjective Taiwanese can be added to address the Taiwanese unis system. For example, 台尺 公尺 means meter. Unlike with other measures, area continues to be commonly measured with traditional units. Taiwanese units of area are derived from both traditional Japanese measurements; the principal unit for measuring the floor space of an office or apartment is 坪. The unit is derives from the base unit of the Japanese area; the principal unit of land measure is 甲. The unit is derived from the obsolete Dutch morgen, introduced during Taiwan's Dutch era. In the era Kingdom of Tungning, 犁 is defined to represent the area that could be farmed by one man with one ox and one plow in one day. Today, the rule for converting the two major units from two different sources is 1 甲 = 2,934 坪 Officially, land area is measured in hectares and square kilometers. Volume measure in Taiwan is metric, with common units such as liter and milliliter. Packaged goods in Taiwan use metric measurements but bulk foodstuffs sold in wet markets and supermarkets are measured with units derived from traditional Japanese units of mass, which are similar but not equivalent to corresponding Chinese units of mass.

Note the tael and catty are used. Units, Systems, & History of measurement Chinese & Hong Kong units of measurement Japanese, Mongolian & Vietnamese units of measurement Weights and Measures in Use in Taiwan

Shannon Grant

Shannon Grant is a retired Australian rules footballer, known as one of the premier midfielders in the AFL. He began his career at the Sydney Swans in 1995 before moving to the Kangaroos in 1998 and being a part of their 1999 premiership side, in which he won the Norm Smith Medal for best on ground. In 1996, he played against North Melbourne in the Grand Final, playing on the losing side of Sydney. In the 2005 season, Shannon Grant was involved in numerous comeback victories by the Kangaroos; the first was in Round 2 against his old club the Sydney Swans at Manuka Oval. Trailing by 17 points at 3 quarter time and his team mates lifted with Grant kicking 3 goals to help the Roos to a convincing win; the following week against St Kilda, the'Roos again lifted from a 3rd quarter shocker, trailing against the fancied St Kilda which had not lost a game at Docklands Stadium since 2003. Grant once again kicked 4 goals in the last quarter to defeat the Saints by 7 points, 100-93. Grant's fourth was a'ripper' from 5 metres in from the boundary 45 metres out.

In Round 19, the Kangaroos trailed by 3 goals with 4 minutes to play against the lowly Collingwood at the Telstra Dome. Grant announced his retirement on Tuesday 26 August 2008; the following Saturday, Grant played the 300th game of his career. Fittingly, his 301st and last game of AFL football was an elimination final against his old club, the Sydney Swans at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, which the Kangaroos lost by 35 points. Grant was given a standing ovation by both Sydney and North Melbourne players as he left the ground for the final time, as he was well respected by both clubs. Grant coached the Frankston Football Club for one season in the Victorian Football League in 2009. At season end of 2009, he was appointed coach of the struggling Bendigo Bombers for 2010 in the VFL. Shannon Grant joined the Western Bulldogs Coaching panel as an Assistant coach for 2012 after two seasons at Essendon. In 2015, Grant coached the senior team at Greenvale Football Club in the Essendon District Football League.

The team played off in the Grand Final. In June 2018, Grant was sentenced to 6 months in prison for assaulting his former partner; the sentence was overturned on appeal, he was ordered to complete 200 hour of community service. Shannon Grant's playing statistics from AFL Tables

Rodrigue Dikaba

Rodrigue Dikaba is a DR Congolese international footballer. He plays for CS Fola Esch. Dikaba made his first cap for Congo DR national football team against Gabon on 25 March 2008. Dikaba signed a short-term deal with Oldham Athletic on Friday 20 August 2010. Oldham manager Paul Dickov said of Dikaba, "His attitude is spot on, he is hungry and a good defender, and he fits the bill in being a good age," He started his only game for the Latics against Bristol Rovers on 4 September 2010 playing on the right side of midfield. He additionally made one additional appearance as a substitute in a Football League Trophy match. On 18 October 2010 Dikaba was released from his Oldham contract having spent less than two months at the club, he had been injured on international duty and had defied manager Paul Dickov's instructions to return to the club for treatment, opting to see his own Doctor in Paris. After three years playing for F91 Dudelange, Dikaba moved to CS Fola Esch F91 DudelangeLuxembourg National Division: 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18 Luxembourg Cup: 2015–16, 2016–17 Rodrigue Dikaba at Rodrigue Dikaba at Soccerbase

EThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

EThekwini Metropolitan Municipality is a metropolitan municipality created in 2000, that includes the city of Durban, South Africa and surrounding towns. EThekwini is one of the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa; the majority of its 3,442,361 people speak Zulu. It was formed from seven independent local councils and tribal land; the derivation of the word eThekwini is debated, the name is said to mean either'lagoon' or'the one-testicled one', referring to the appearance of the Durban Bay. In an 1859 Zulu grammar book, Bishop Colenso asserted that the root word iTeku means "bay of the sea" and noted that the locative form, eTekwini, was used as a proper name for Durban. An 1895 English-Zulu dictionary translates the base word iteku as "bay", "creek", "gulf" or "sinus", while a 1905 Zulu-English dictionary notes that eTekwini is used for Durban. EThekwini is surrounded by: iLembe to the north the Indian ocean to the east Ugu to the south Umgungundlovu to the west The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places: The following statistics are from the 2011 census.

The municipal council consists of 219 members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. 110 councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in 110 wards, while the remaining 109 are chosen from party lists so that the total number of party representatives is proportional to the number of votes received. In the 2016 Municipal Elections the African National Congress won a majority of 56.01% of the vote and 126 seats on the council. The second-largest party was the Democratic Alliance, which won 26.9 % of 61 seats. The Inkatha Freedom Party, the Economic Freedom Fighters and the African Independent Congress won notable shares of the vote; the following table shows the detailed results of the election. In a by-election held on 3 October 2018, a ward held by a DA councillor was won by the ANC candidate. Council composition was reconfigured as seen below: Durban Industry Climate Change Partnership Project Municipal Demarcation Board Mayor of eThekwini eThekwini Online The official site of Durban, South Africa

List of newspapers in Saudi Arabia

Most of the early newspapers in the Persian Gulf region were established in Saudi Arabia. The first newspaper founded in the country and in the Persian Gulf area is Al Falah, launched in Mecca in 1920. All of the newspapers published in Saudi Arabia are owned. Arab News Saudi Gazette Aseer News Urdu News Malayalam News Dammam edition Jeddah edition - launched in 1999 Riyadh edition Madhyamam Abha edition - 1 January 2011 Dammam edition - 24 May 2008 Jeddah edition - 16 January 2006 Riyadh edition - 10 December 2007 Gulf Thejas Dammam edition - March 2011 Jeddah edition - March 2011 Riyadh edition - March 2011 Chandrika These newspapers are no longer published: Riyadh Daily Shams List of magazines in Saudi Arabia Media of Saudi Arabia List of companies of Saudi Arabia "Arab news media online: Saudi Arabia". Archived from the original on 19 April 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2015