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Lujiazui

Lujiazui known as Lokatse from its pronunciation in Shanghainese, is a locality in Shanghai, a peninsula formed by a bend in the Huangpu River. Since the early 1990s, Lujiazui has been developed as a new financial district of Shanghai; the decision to earmark Lujiazui for this purpose reflects its location: it is located on the east side of the Huangpu River in Pudong, sits directly across the river from the old financial and business district of the Bund. Lujiazui is a national-level development zone designated by the government. In 2005, the State Council reaffirmed the positioning of the 31.78 km2 Lujiazui area as the only finance and trade zone among the 185 state-level development zones in mainland China. Lujiazui is located in the Pudong New District on the eastern bank of Huangpu River, it forms a peninsula on a bend of the Huangpu River. The importance of Lujiazui stems from the fact that it lies directly across the river from the Bund, the old financial and business district of Shanghai, just south of the confluence of the Suzhou Creek with the Huangpu River.

Until the 1980s, Lujiazui was a low-built area, featuring residential houses and factories. Following the allocation of Lujiazui as a special investment zone in 1992, the development of Lujiazui's skyline begun; this was driven by Chinese state owned enterprises investing and developing the property within the area, with the inaugural landmark, the Oriental Pearl Tower, being completed in 1994. There are more than 30 buildings over 25 stories high with commerce as their leading function, over 504 domestic and foreign financial and insurance corporations located in Lujiazui; the success of Lujiazui in the past 20 years has fueled tourism and business related travel to Shanghai. Pictures of the Lujiazui skyline dominate Shanghai tourism materials, there are 5 five-star hotels in the area, providing 2,443 rooms, three more five-star hotels are expected in the area in the coming years, adding more than 1,200 luxury units; the modern configuration of the Huangpu River and Suzhou Creek beyond the old county town of Shanghai is the result of engineering works completed during the early Ming Dynasty.

The result is that the wider Huangpu River, flowing north past the county town turned east at its confluence with the now narrower Suzhou Creek, proceeding along the former downstream channel of the Suzhou Creek to enter the sea at Wusongkou, the former mouth of Suzhou Creek. The bend in the Huangpu River resulted in the formation of an alluvial beach east and south of the bend; this alluvial floodplain was called a "mouth" after its shape. It was named after the family of a 15th century scholar-official of the Ming Dynasty. Lu's family became one of the most prominent in Ming Dynasty Shanghai, lived in the Yangjing canal area, east of the Huangpu River and close to today's Lujiazui. During the Ming Dynasty, fishermen were recorded as living in Lujiazui. During the Qing Dynasty, the construction of levees on the peninsula encouraged settlement in greater numbers, with a number of villages forming in the part of the peninsula within the levees. Mudflats remained outside the levees; the opening of Shanghai as a treaty port in the mid-19th century led to rapid development of Lujiazui as an industrial and commercial area servicing Shanghai.

The middle part of the peninsula became a town called Lannidu, named after one of the wharves on the river bank. British, French and Japanese interests built a series of factories and storage yards, wharves to service them. A busy commercial street developed in Lannidu to service the commodities trade as well as the daily needs of the many workers employed by the industrial facilities. In 1986, as part of reform measures to use Shanghai as a centre for increasing economic development and trade in China, a Chinese government policy document referred to the development of Pudong for the first time, including the creation of a new financial and trading center in Lujiazui; the policy of "developing and opening up Pudong" was announced in 1990. Pudong was transformed over the next few decades from its industrial past into a financial and commercial centre; as well as a large number of skyscrapers housing the offices of corporations and professional service firms, the area features a number of hotels and shopping centres, a convention centre by the waterfront.

The Oriental Pearl Radio & Television Tower has dominated the skyline of Lujiazui since it was completed in 1995, although there are now two skyscrapers taller than it. In 2015, the Shanghai Free Trade Zone was expanded to include Lujiazui. Landmark buildings in Lujiazui include: Oriental Pearl Tower Jin Mao Building Shanghai World Financial Center Super Brand Mall Shanghai IFC Bank of China Tower Shanghai Tower By water, Lujiazui is linked to the rest of central Shanghai by ferry services from two wharves, located at the northern and southern ends of the area respectively. At the southern end, the Dongchang Road ferry terminal provides river-crossing services across the Huangpu River to central and southern central Shanghai; the most popular ferry service for tourists connects Dongchang Road wharf with Jinling East wharf, located on the Bund. At the north end, the Xichang Inn wharf provides river-crossing services across the Huangpu River to northern central Shanghai; the former Lujiazui ferry wharf, once part of the most popular river crossing in Shanghai, was closed in 1999, with its wharf structure now used as a waterfront seating area.

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Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Wied

Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Wied was the son of Hereditary Prince Hermann of Wied and Countess Marie Antonia of Stolberg-Wernigerode. He was the titular Prince of Wied from 1945 until his death. Friedrich Wilhelm married on 9 September 1958 in Arolsen to Princess Guda of Waldeck and Pyrmont, youngest daughter of Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont and his wife, Duchess Altburg of Oldenburg, daughter of Frederick Augustus II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg, they divorced in 1962, having had children: Prince Alexander of Wied, renounced his dynastic rights. Carl, Prince of Wied married Princess Isabelle of Isenburg. Friedrich Wilhelm married secondly on 15 July 1967 in Runkel to Princess Sophie of Stolberg-Stolberg, youngest child of Wolff-Heinrich, Prince of Stolberg-Stolberg and Irma Erfert, they had two children: Princess Christina of Wied, married Baron Wolf von Gemmingen-Hornberg, had issue. Prince Wolff-Heinrich of Wied In 1945, at the age of 14, Friedrich Wilhelm succeeded as head of the House of Wied after the death of his grandfather.

Via the "Arnold Georg AG" and the "AG für Steinindustrie" Friedrich Wilhelm invested part of his inherited wealth in a diverse range of industries. Furthermore, he owned 5,500 hectares of forest and 2,000 hectares of farmland near his hometown of Neuwied, Germany. In addition he bought 25,000 hectares of forest in Canada. In 1974 he established the "Beaumont Timber Company" to manage his Canadian forest interests, it is now one of the largest private timberland owners in British Columbia. At the death of Friedrich Wilhelm in 2000, the title and the family fortune was inherited by his second son Carl. 2 June 1931 – 18 June 1945: His Serene Highness Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Wied 18 June 1945 – 28 August 2000: His Serene Highness The Prince of Wied thePeerage.com - Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Constantine Fürst zu Wied Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Häuser, Reference: 2004 452

Fraser, Michigan

Fraser is a city in Macomb County of the U. S. state of Michigan. The population was 14,480 at the 2010 census; the city is part of the Metro Detroit region. The Village of Fraser was incorporated by an act of the state legislature in 1894; the city was named for a lawyer from Detroit. The City of Fraser was established by home rule charter November 7, 1956, adopted by the electors on December 26, 1956. On May 10, 2018 Fraser City Council raised property taxes 9 mils in response to the citizen's rejection of increasing taxes twice in 2017. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.16 square miles, of which 4.14 square miles is land and 0.02 square miles is water. The city is nearly square, bordered by 15 Mile Road, Kelly Road, 13 Mile Road, Hayes Road; as of the census of 2010, there were 14,480 people, 6,105 households, 3,954 families living in the city. The population density was 3,497.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 6,448 housing units at an average density of 1,557.5 per square mile.

The racial makeup of the city was 92.0% White, 3.9% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 0.3% from other races, 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population. There were 6,105 households of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, 35.2% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.96. The median age in the city was 42.9 years. 21.4% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 46.4% male and 53.6% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 15,297 people, 6,062 households, 4,122 families living in the city; the population density was 3,652.5 per square mile. There were 6,178 housing units at an average density of 1,475.2 per square mile.

The racial makeup of the city was 96.67% White, 0.91% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.93% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.33% of the population. There were 6,062 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.0% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.08. In the city, the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.8 males. The median income for a household in the city was $50,339, the median income for a family was $64,119.

Males had a median income of $50,243 versus $29,254 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,864. About 3.4% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over. Fraser Public Schools is the public school system in Fraser; the district scores above the state average on the MEAP Test. Located in Fraser is the Arts Academy in the Woods, a free public charter academy dedicated to students interested in pursuing fine and performing arts. In 2006, the girls' varsity basketball team, coached by David Kuppe, became the first Macomb County girls' basketball team to make it to the state finals. In 1981, Fraser's football team was led by Mark Garalczyk to the State Championships. Entertainer and Las Vegas icon, the Amazing Johnathan Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jim Sorgi Former Carolina Hurricanes Stanley Cup winner Chad LaRose Former Jacksonville Jaguars and Purdue tight end Charles Davis Former Cy Young Award winner Pat Hentgen Former Major League Baseball pitcher Joe Decker Musician Jason Hartless Founder of the Fruehauf Corporation August Charles Fruehauf Actress Maribeth Monroe Screenwriter/Comic Book Creator Rylend Grant This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot summers and cold winters.

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Fraser has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps. Official City Website History of the City

William Christian Symons

William Christian Symons was an English decorative designer, a painter in oil and watercolour. Symons was the elder son of William Martyn Symons by his wife Elizabeth White, his father, who came from Trevice, St. Columb, carried on a printing business in Bridge Street, where Christian, his second child, was born on 28 November 1845, There was one other son and two daughters, of whom the elder, survives. Symons was educated at a private school in Penzance until he was sent at an early age to the Lambeth Art School under the direction of a teacher of repute named Sparkes. In 1866 he entered the Royal Academy as a student for a short while, gaining that year a silver medal in the antique school. In 1869 for the first time one of his works was hung at the Academy Exhibition, to which he was an intermittent contributor until the year of his death, when he was represented by an'Interior of Downside Abbey.' His easel pictures were shown at the New English Art Club, the Institute of Painters in Oil, various other galleries.

In 1870 he was received into the Roman Catholic church, began his long connection with the firm of Lavers and Westlake, for whom he designed a number of stained windows. Symons became a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1881, but seceded with James McNeill Whistler in 1888, he only came before the public in 1899, when he acted as secretary to the celebrated dinner organised in honour of Whistler on 1 May. In 1899 he began the execution of his commission for certain mosaic decorations at Westminster Cathedral, the work by which he was chiefly known until the posthumous exhibition of his paintings and watercolours at the Goupil Gallery in 1912, he worked at Newlyn in Cornwall for some time, though never a member of the school associated with that locality he contributed an account of it to The Art Journal in April 1890. In life he lived entirely in Sussex, he died at Udimore, near Rye, where he is buried, on 4 Sept. 1911. He married at Hampstead in daughter of J. L. Davenport of Wildemlow, Derby.

He left nine children. Two daughters and seven sons, all of whom survive him; the eldest, Mark Lancelot, a painter of portraits and subject pieces, exhibits at the New English Art Club. Symons was better known to a limited circle as a designer than as a painter, his varied talents, though recognised by fellow artists, with all of whom he was very popular, were insufficiently appreciated by the public during his lifetime. A retiring, over-modest nature accounted in some measure for his ill-success, his mosaic work at Westminster Cathedral consists of the chapel of the Holy Souls, the altar-piece of'St. Edmund blessing London' in the crypt, the panel of the'Veronica' in the chapel of the Sacred Heart, that of'The Blessed Joan of Arc' in the north transept; the unpleasant technique employed for some of these, in accordance with Bentley's instructions, has hardly done justice to their fine design and courageous colour. They have been criticised for an over-emphasis of pictorial illusion, to which the medium of mosaic is unsuited.

The defect was due to misapprehension, common among all modern ecclesiastical authorities, with regard to the functions of mosaic decoration. Another characteristic example of the artist's powers may be seen in the spandrels at St. Botolph's, Bishopsgate. One of his best oil pictures,'The Convalescent Connoisseur,' is in the Dublin Municipal Gallery of Modem Art. In the Mappin Art Gallery at Sheffield are'In Hora Mortis' and'Home from the War."The Squaw' belongs to the Contemporary Art Society. The British Museum, the Manchester City Art Gallery, the Brighton Art Gallery possess characteristic examples of his watercolours, his flower pieces are of particular excellence. Mr. Le Brasseur of Hampstead possesses the largest collection of his paintings. Symons was influenced by Sargent and Brabazon, but preserved his own individuality and did not allow his art to be affected by his friendship for Whistler. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Symons, William Christian".

Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1912. Works by William Christian Symons at Project Gutenberg

Tony Bennett Celebrates 90

Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 is an album by Tony Bennett, released by Columbia Records on December 16, 2016. Guest artists include Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Billy Joel, Elton John, Diana Krall, Lady Gaga, k.d. lang, Leslie Odom Jr. Kevin Spacey, Rufus Wainwright, Stevie Wonder, it was followed by the television special Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come, which aired on NBC on December 20, 2016. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album at the 60th Grammy Awards

Génération Foot

Académie Génération Foot called Association Sportive Génération Foot is an association football club founded in 2000 in Dakar, Senegal. The Stade Déni Biram Ndao, which has a capacity of 1,000, is their home stadium; the club was founded on 2000 in Dakar by Mr. Mady Touré; the club took the name of the father of Mady. Senegal Premier League: 22017, 2019. Senegal FA Cup: 22015, 2018. Coupe de la Ligue: 0 Senegal Assemblée Nationale Cup: 0 Trophée des Champions du Sénégal: 12017. Super Coupe du Sénégal: 22017, 2018. CAF Champions League: 1 appearance2018 – In progressCAF Confederation Cup: 1 appearances2016 – Preliminary round More than 30 athletes who have trained at the Académie Génération Foot have gone on to become professional footballers. Among them, notable players include: Moustapha Bayal Sall Landry N'Guemo Momar N'Diaye Cheikh Gueye Babacar Gueye Papiss Cissé Fallou Diagne Diafra Sakho Sadio Mané Ismaïla Sarr Ibrahima Niane Official website