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Paul Harding (Australian rules footballer)

Paul Harding is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Hawthorn, St. Kilda and West Coast in the VFL/AFL. Paul was a great player for East Fremantle, with whom he began during a bleak period in 1981 and rose startlingly to play for his state in 1983 on his nineteenth birthday, is remembered at many junior clubs. Harding played as a ruckman and was a member of the West Australian interstate team which won the national title in the season of his interstate debut, he was recruited from East Fremantle to Hawthorn for the 1987 VFL season but struggled to make the side due to injuries. In 1989 he played 62 games for them over three seasons, he continued to represent Western Australia and in 1991 won a Simpson Medal for his performance against the Victorians. West Coast acquired the services of Harding in 1992 and he played in their inaugural Grand Final winning side that year. After leaving West Coast he finished his career at East Fremantle and ended with 112 senior games for the club, including premierships in 1985 and 1994.

After retiring as a footballer, he worked at the Fremantle Dockers. When Matthew Pavlich first came to Western Australia, he lived with his family. Pavlich lived there for a while before buying his own property. Paul Harding is now a dentist. Paul Harding's playing statistics from AFL Tables Fullpointsfooty profile

William H. Gleysteen

William Henry Gleysteen Jr. was an American diplomat. Raised in Beijing, Gleysteen graduated from Yale University and began working for the United States Department of State in 1951, he served as United States Ambassador to the Republic of Korea between 1978 and 1981. Gleysteen was born in Peking, China, to American parents who were Presbyterian missionaries and William Henry Gleysteen, his paternal grandparents were Dutch. Gleysteen attended the Peking American School, his father was principal of a large middle school for boys, where his mother taught. Japan controlled Beijing starting in 1937, after the Pearl Harbor attack Gleysteen and his family were sent to an internment camp in Wei Xian, Shandong, they were repatriated to the United States in December 1943, after which Gleysteen finished his high school education and graduated from Westtown Friends School in Pennsylvania. After graduation he served in the United States Navy for two years, first as a student in the V-12 Navy College Training Program and as an enlisted sailor.

At the end of the war, Gleysteen attended Yale University, where he majored in European intellectual history. He remained at Yale to complete a master's degree in international relations. While at Yale, Gleysteen was influenced by fellow students who were foreign service officers, as well as his older brother Culver, a foreign service officer by that time. Gleysteen joined the State Department's Civil Service in 1951 as a clerk typist in the Executive Secretariat, during the time of Secretaries Dean Acheson and John Foster Dulles, he was converted to a Foreign Service Officer in 1954 as part of a policy adopted by Dulles designed to integrate the Foreign and Civil Services, which caused the Foreign Service to double in size in just four years. Gleysteen subsequently served in Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, along with several assignments in Washington, DC, he spoke Mandarin fluently, having first learned it as a child and studying it again in Taiwan before beginning his assignment. Gleysteen was nominated by the Carter administration to serve as the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Korea.

He arrived in Seoul in June 1978, stayed until his retirement in 1981. While serving as Ambassador Gleysteen had to contend with several important events which affected the bilateral relationship; the Koreagate scandal erupted during the 1976 U. S. elections when it came out that members of Congress had accepted bribes from South Korean agents in return for favorable treatment of Korean interests. This issue was still being investigated when Gleysteen arrived in Seoul in 1978. One of Gleysteen's first tasks as Ambassador was to convey a request from House Speaker Tip O’Neill, which would give two House members access to former Korean ambassador to the United States Kim Dong-jo and alleged Korean agent Park Tong-sun; the furor died down several months following the 1978 U. S. elections. Another issue during Gleysteen's tenure as Ambassador was President Carter's proposed withdrawal of U. S. troops from the Korean Peninsula. Then-governor Carter had criticized South Korea's human rights record during his presidential campaign, after assuming the presidency in January 1977, he directed that plans for a full withdrawal be drawn up.

Gleysteen opposed the withdrawal and persuaded President Carter to reconsider the policy in a famous exchange in the President's limousine during a 1979 presidential visit to Seoul. Although the United States earned plaudits among South Koreans for its consistent criticism of political repression in the Park and Chun eras, Gleysteen said that those positive emotions were “muffled for many years by emotions and misinformation that mushroomed after the Kwangju Uprising in the spring of 1980.” In his memoirs, Gleysteen said the Kwangju Uprising took place in the context of the long-running democratization movement as well as regional rivalry between the Cholla Province and Park Chung-hee's native Gyeongsang Province. The proximate cause of the incident was a renewed and extended nationwide state of martial law declared by Chun, along with the arrest of democratization leaders, including Cholla native Kim Dae-jung; the uprising began on May 18 with a protest by 200 students at the Chonnam National University.

A series of violent skirmishes with the police increased the number of protestors, by May 20 the number of protesters had grown to 10,000. On May 21 a group of students and other citizens of Kwangju attacked government buildings, seizing weapons and ammunition; as the rebellion unfolded, Ambassador Gleysteen and General Wickham criticized military and political leaders for their handling of the incident, on May 21 the South Korean troops were withdrawn to the edge of the city, beginning a standoff which continued until May 27, when some 6,000 troops entered Kwangju, ending the rebellion. During the uprising but before the outbreak of serious violence, Gleysteen met with General Chun to urge restraint with regard to the student protests, received multiple assurances that the Korean government was "very aware of the danger of over reaction and the use of military force," and that "the president was determined to go to great lengths to avoid using the army except as an instrument of last resort".

President Choi made a speech in June expressing regret for the violent turn of events, but he did not offer an apology, although Gleysteen said that he had encouraged him to do so. Gleysteen married his first wife, Zoe Clubb, in December 1952, they had three children together: Thea Clarke, Guy Gleysteen, Michael Gleysteen. He married his second

Armadale, Ontario

Armadale is a neighbourhood that overlaps into the city of Markham and the former city of Scarborough in Toronto, Canada. The historical community is situated in north-east of Scarborough. Armadale's past began long before the first European settlers reached the area. Archaeological initiatives spearheaded by the University of Toronto and the Royal Ontario Museum led to a wealth of First Nation artifacts like arrowheads and pottery being unearthed. On the west half of Lot 2 Concession 8, there is a dark patch of soil that demarcates the position of an age-old Iroquois longhouse; as early as 1805, United Empire Loyalist settlers moved into the region. The community's name was first known as Magdala. A postal station was established in 1869 along what is now Passmore Avenue, but the name Magdala was not accepted and the post office became known as Armadale, it was aptly named after a small village near Scotland. Between 1840 and 1860, the hamlet thrived as a small mercantile center boasting two blacksmith shops, a hotel and a post office.

The fortunes of the bustling community were brought to a premature end when the establishment of the Toronto and Nipissing Railway, built in 1871, which by-passed Armadale. When rural mail delivery was introduced in 1917, the community's post office was closed. Only the historic Armadale Free Methodist Church, several residential houses remains as a reminder of the hamlet's early settlement. Other buildings in the small community included: In 1954, the communities south of Steeles Avenue was severed from York County, forming the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto; as Armadale was situated along Steeles Avenue, it was split between the two county/regional governments. The portions of Armadale located south of Steeles Avenue became a part of Metropolitan Toronto, while the portion of the community north of Steeles Avenue remained a part of York County; the Markham portion of Armadale, north of Steeles Avenue was developed in the 1980s and 1990s as a residential community from farmland. This area of Markham is home to predominantly middle-income families.

There is a visible infrastructural decay of neighbourhoods located here. South of Steeles Avenue, in the Scarborough portion of Armadale, The land has remained undeveloped with many abandoned farms and apple orchards. Small industrial and commercial parks were built in the area. There are many factories along Passmore Avenue. A plaza, once contained a T & T Supermarket along with many shops catering to Asian customers, was opened to the east of the farm along Middlefield Road and Steeles Avenue. Along Steeles Avenue east of Markham was a small farm selling vegetables with industrial parks lining the south part of the farm, this farm will soon disappear as a new Asian-oriented shopping centre will be built on the property. Two public school boards operate schools in Armadale; the York Catholic District School Board, the York Region District School Board. The former is a separate public school boards. YCDSB and YRDSB operates several schools in Armadale, as well as provide schooling for those residing north of Steeles Avenue.

YCDSB and YRDSB operates. Middlefield Collegiate Institute is a secondary school operated by YRDSB, whereas Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy is operated by YCDSB; the two school boards operate several public elementary schools in the Markham portion of Armadale, including: Schools operated by the Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board serve students residing in portion of Armadale south of Steeles Avenue. However, neither school board maintains a school in Armadale. TCDSB and TDSB students residing in Armadale, would attend TCDSB and TDSB based in Agincourt, Milliken. Two public school boards provide schooling for all residents of Armadale, on both sides of Steeles Avenue, Conseil scolaire Viamonde, Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir; the two school boards operate French first language institutions throughout Greater Toronto, the former operating public secular schools, the latter operating separate schools. However, neither school boards operate institutions in Armadale, with CSV/MonAvenir students attending schools in adjacent neighbourhoods.

Public recreational facilities in Amadale include Armadale Community Centre, a small multi-purpose facility on Denison Street west of McCowan Road. Built in the early 1990s, the facility has community rooms, small gym as well as outdoor tennis courts, two soccer pitches and a baseball field. Aaniin Community Centre is a large multi-purpose facility on 14th Avenue east of Middlefield Road. Opened in 2018, the facility has community rooms, indoor pool and library. Other amenities in Armadale include: Scarborough Historical Society

Melvin Mooney

Melvin Mooney was an American physicist and rheologist. Mooney was born in Missouri, he achieved a A. B. degree from the University of Missouri in 1917 and a PhD in physics from the University of Chicago in 1923. He worked for the United States Rubber Company, he developed the Mooney viscometer and other testing equipment used in the rubber industry. He proposed the Mooney-Rivlin solid constitutive law describing the hyperelastic stress–strain behavior of rubber, he was the first recipient of the Bingham Medal from the Society of Rheology in 1948. He received the Charles Goodyear Medal in 1962, he is the namesake of the Melvin Mooney Distinguished Technology Award of the American Chemical Society Rubber Division. A photograph of Melvin Mooney from Audio interview with Melvin Mooney

Canthidermis

Canthidermis is a genus of triggerfishes known as Ocean triggerfishes. There are 3 recognized species in this genus: Canthidermis macrolepis Boulenger, 1888 Canthidermis maculata Bloch, 1786 Canthidermis sufflamen Mitchill, 1815 These dark-colored triggerfishes are found in all the world's oceans in tropical and subtropical areas, they are absent in the Mediterranean. Unlike most triggerfish they are epipelagic, they live far away from the coast in the microhabitat created by floating objects like trees, or branches, but plastic wreck remains and other large flotsam and jetsam items. There is still little research on the feeding and reproduction habits of these fishes, they are part of the catch unless the marine debris around which they live reaches some coastal area