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Kōnan-Chūō Station

Kōnan-Chūō Station is an underground metro station located in Kōnan-ku, Kanagawa, Japan operated by the Yokohama Municipal Subway’s Blue Line. It is 12.7 kilometers from the terminus of the Blue Line at Shōnandai Station. Kōnan-Chūō Station was opened on September 4, 1976. Platform screen doors were installed in September 2007. Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line Kōnan-Chūō Station has two opposed side platforms serving two tracks; the platforms are on the second floor underground, with the exit gates and station building on the first floor underground. Harris and Clarke, Jackie. Jane's World Railways 2008-2009. Jane's Information Group. ISBN 0-7106-2861-7 Kōnan-Chūō Station

Armagh disturbances

The Armagh disturbances was a period of intense sectarian fighting in the 1780s and 1790s between the Ulster Protestant Peep o' Day Boys and the Roman Catholic Defenders, in County Armagh, Kingdom of Ireland, culminating in the Battle of the Diamond in 1795. In County Armagh and Catholics were equal in number, in what was Ireland's most populous county. Whilst there was sporadic rioting by Protestant and Catholic mobs in Armagh Town, the rest of the county was at peace. According to James Bryson, writing on 29 December 1783: "I remember something of the state of the public affairs for more than 30 years and I do aver that I never was witness to a more profound tranquility than what prevails at present." Despite this, both Catholic resentment of Protestants and their privileges and Protestant fears of the Catholics turning on them remained. Throughout the 1780s these tensions had been rising to boiling point; the relaxing of some of the Penal Laws against Catholics in 1778 and 1782 as well as the failure to enforce others left many Protestants wanting to reinforce their traditional supremacy over Catholics.

One of the Penal Laws was the prohibition of Catholics possessing firearms, however some local Volunteer corps admitted Catholics into their ranks, ignoring this. Another of the relaxed Penal Laws meant that Catholics were granted a parliamentary vote, which brought them into competition with Protestants in the land market; the entry of Catholics to the market caused a rise in prices and many Protestants felt aggrieved when Catholics outbid them on plots of land when their leases expired. Some of these Catholics were from Connacht; these factors, as well as a lack of land near the linen markets, saw fierce competition to rent land. This occurred at a time when the Protestants in the linen industry were seeing lower wages because of both increased industrialisation and Catholics taking up weaving. Dr. William Richardson stated, in what Jonathan Bardon describes as a "detailed analysis" of the situation, in 1797: "much offence had been taken because the Catholics in the general increase in wealth had raised the price of land by bidding high when it became vacant.

This was the real cause of our ill-humour:" Another source of resentment was the revolutions in America and France. These had forced the British government into alleviating its anti-Catholic laws regarding Irish Catholics, for fear of them siding with the French in the event of an invasion, for fear of them instigating a similar revolution; the government in Dublin, was reluctant to be as willing to accommodate Catholics, so there was a growing sense of unwillingness amongst Catholics to tolerate the treatment they received from Dublin. On 4 July 1784, in Portnorris, six miles south of Markethill, two Presbyterians were involved in a quarrel; the result of this fight was the founding of the Nappach Fleet gang, from the townland of Edenknappagh, by the loser, a bigoted Presbyterian. This in turn led to the creation of the Bawn Fleet, based at Hamilton's Bawn, the Brass Fleet, more known as the Bunker's Hill Defenders, from Bunker's Hill in the townland of Edenknappagh; the Nappach Fleet, the strongest of the gangs, initiated the sectarian trouble.

The Bawn Fleet, although Protestant, by 1785 was led by a Catholic. The Bunker's Hill Defenders are claimed as being the victims of a feud with the Protestants of Edenknappagh, hence the adoption of "Defenders" in their name, they were Catholic, but were led by a Presbyterian. On Whit Monday 1785, a pre-planned "great fight" was to take place on Bunker's Hill between the Nappach Fleet and the Bawn Fleet and Bunker's Hill Defenders; the Nappach Fleet are said to have come with 700 members. While they were outnumbered by the other two gangs, they had superior arms; the local MP, Richardson of Richhill, heard of the fight and managed to arrive in time to persuade both sides to disperse peacefully. After this event, the Presbyterians and Catholics in the fleets started to go their separate ways; the Nappach Fleet started to engage in raiding Catholic homes, it is at this point they reorganised as the Peep o' Day Boys. The name Peep o' Day Boys came from the early morning raiding of Catholic homes; the reason for these raids seems to have been to confiscate weapons, which Catholics were prohibited from having under the Penal Laws.

Despite this being illegal, Catholics were able to get arms when several Volunteer companies in County Armagh, the first being the Portnorris company, started to admit Catholics. The figurehead of the Volunteers, Lord Charlemont, opposed the call to admit Catholics, this may have given a sense of justification to the Peep o' Day Boys disarming of Catholics. However, this is regarded as only a pretext for the raids, with Protestant fears of an end to their domination of Catholics with equal access to weapons. Protestant anger was further riled by a conversion and afterwards a pamphlet, by the parish priest of Armagh, Rev. Dr. James Crawley; the Peep o' Day Boys raids soon not only focused on confiscating arms, but looting and acts of revenge. They destroyed weaving equipment; the raiding and wrecking of homes became commonplace and was known as "wrecking", with the various gangs employing this tactic called "wreckers". On 10 July 1835, during a Parliamentary Select Committee investigation into the Orange Order, James Christie gave evidence where he stated: "It was termed'wrecking' when the parties broke open the door and smashed everything, capable of being broken in the house... they threw the furniture out of the house smashed.

Christie stated that the wrecking started in 1784 on

List of White Album episodes

This is a list of episodes of the 2009 Japanese animated television series White Album, based on the visual novel White Album by Leaf. The episodes, produced by Seven Arcs, are directed by Akira Yoshimura, written by Hiroaki Satō, features character design by Kō Yoshinari based on the original concept provided by Hisashi Kawata; the story follows Tōya Fujii, a college student, his relationship with his romantic interest and idol singer Yuki Morikawa, as well as his interactions with Yuki's senior, Rina Ogata. The first thirteen episodes began its broadcast on January 3, 2009 on TV Kanagawa Japanese television network, is set to conclude on March 28, 2009. A second set of thirteen episodes was broadcast in Fall 2009; the episodes were aired on dates on TV Saitama, Chiba TV, KBS Kyoto, Nagoya Broadcasting Network, the AT-X broadcasting networks. Nine pieces of theme music were used for the episodes; the opening themes are"Deep Love", sung by Japanese singer Nana Mizuki. and "Mugen" by Nana Mizuki The ending themes are "Like Falling Snow", sung by the Japanese singer Suara and "Akai Ito" by Suara.

The insert songs are: "Garasu no Hana" by Nana Mizuki, "Koiirozora" by Aya Hirano, "POWDER SNOW" by Nana Mizuki & Aya Hirano, "SOUND OF DESTINY" by Nana Mizuki and "WHITE ALBUM" by Aya Hirano. A single for the first opening theme was released on January 21, 2009, a single for the first ending theme was released on January 28, 2009. Official White Album anime website

2004 Pacific Islanders rugby union tour of Australia and New Zealand

The 2004 Pacific Islander rugby union tour was a series of matches played by the Pacific Islanders in Australia and New Zealand during June and July 2004. The composite team was selected from the best players from Fiji and Tonga, as well as Niue and the Cook Islands; the Pacific Islanders won the first two tour matches against Queensland and New South Wales, but lost the three Test matches played against Australia, New Zealand, South Africa. The touring party was constituted as follows: Manager: Koli Rakore Manager Ops & Media: Philipp Muller Coach: John Boe Assistant coaches: Michael Jones, Viliami Ofahengaue, John Schuster Hon. Doctor: Dr. Fakaosi Pifeleti Physiotherapists: Jordan Salesa, Karen Sutton Trainer: Dominic Fonoti Captain: Inoke Afeaki Vice-captain: Mosese Rauluni Playing squad:Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality. 2004 mid-year rugby union tests

Ceanothus prostratus

Ceanothus prostratus is a species of shrub in the family Rhamnaceae. Common names include prostrate ceanothus and mahala mat, it is native to the Pacific Northwest of the United States where it grows in coniferous forests and open plateaus. Ceanothus prostratus is a decumbent shrub less than 0.3 meters tall and spreading laterally to up to 3 meters. Its evergreen leaves are oppositely arranged and oval in shape with 3-9 sharp teeth along the margins; the inflorescence is umbel-like, with flowers of blue, purple, or lavender that bloom between April and June. Its fruit is rounded with horned lobes. Ceanothus prostratus grows in the understory of mixed conifer forests, from foothills to subalpine areas, it inhabits open flats and ridges in areas of low chaparral as well as dry interior forest ecosystems. It can be found from elevations ranging between 270–2700 meters above sea level. Ceanothus prostratus is found throughout the Pacific Northwest, ranging through Washington, western Idaho, western Nevada, south into northern California.

The southern extent of its natural range is the central Sierra Nevada mountains. Given its elevational range, this plant is native to many of the other mountain ranges of the Pacific Northwest, including the Klamaths, Siskiyous and Warner Mountains. Ceanothus prostratus is part of the subgenus Cerastes, a clade of Ceanothus, characterized by traits like opposite leaves, persistent corky stipules, horned fruits; this subgenus began diversifying at the beginning of the Pliocene 6 million years ago, when cool, dry conditions combined with the uplift of the Coast Ranges to create new and diverse habitats. The closest relatives of C. prostratus within the subgenus Cerastes are Ceanothus pinetorum and Ceanothus purpureus, based on a phylogeny produced in a 2011 paper. Ceanothus prostratus is a common nitrogen-fixing shrub found with Purshia tridentata. Together, their combined nitrogen additions to the soil of their habitats may account for 10-60% of annual nitrogen input in those ecosystems, it is one of only two plants known to be a host for the parasitic plant Cuscuta jepsonii, a dodder which until was thought to be extinct but could still be surviving and parasitizing C. prostratus in northern California.

Ceanothus prostratus is one of many plants in the region that colonize logged areas, forming brushfields in the wake of timber harvests when more light reaches the ground. Ceanothus prostratus is present in plant communities alongside species such as Abies magnifica, Arctostaphylos patula, Arctostaphylos nevadensis, Pinus albicaulis, Pinus contorta, Pinus Jeffreyi, Pinus ponderosa, Quercus vaccinifolia, Tsuga mertensiana. There are two varieties of Ceanothus prostratus. C. prostratus var. occidentalis occurs in the Coast Ranges and Klamath Mountains of northern California, ranging in elevation from 270–1400 m. It forms as more of a low mound than a mat, exhibits a leaf blade folded lengthwise, has fruit with spreading horns. C. Prostratus var. prostratus is the more widespread of the two subspecies, covering the majority of the range of C. prostratus. It ranges in elevation from 800–2700 m throughout the Klamath Mountains, Coast Ranges, High Cascades, High Sierra Nevada, the Modoc Plateau. C. prostratus var. prostratus forms as a mat, has a unfolded leaf, produces fruit with erect horns.

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