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Nagano (city)

Nagano is the capital and largest city of Nagano Prefecture, located in the Nagano Basin in the central Chūbu region of Japan. Nagano is categorized as a core city of Japan. Nagano City is the highest prefectural capital in Japan, with an altitude of 371.4 meters. The city is surrounded by mountains, near the confluence of the Chikuma River - the longest and widest river in Japan - and the Sai River; the total area of the city is 834.81 square kilometres. As of 1 June 2019, the city had an estimated population of 370,632 in 160,625 households, a population density of 444 persons per km² The total area of the city is 834.81 square kilometres. Nagano City, located in the former Shinano Province, developed from the Nara period as a temple town; the city of Nagano is home to Zenkō-ji, a 7th-century Buddhist temple, listed as a Japanese national treasure. Zenkō-ji was established in its current location in 642 AD; the location of Zenkō-ji is 2 kilometers from the present-day central Nagano Station. During the Sengoku Period, the Age of Warring States, Nagano was the site of a series of battles, the Battles of Kawanakajima, between 1553 and 1564.

During the Edo period, as the city developed, Nagano became an important post station on the Hokkoku Kaidō highway which connected Edo with the Sea of Japan coast. Following the Meiji restoration, Nagano became the first established modern town in Nagano prefecture on April 1, 1897; the city of Nagano and several surrounding communities hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics and the 1998 Winter Paralympics. Nagano City is an important historical location, an industrial center, as well as a travel destination and a center for accessing surrounding sightseeing spots, including Japan's onsen-bathing snow monkeys in Yamanouchi and world-class ski resorts of Hakuba and Nozawaonsen - throughout the year. Nagano is located in former Shinano Province and developed from the Nara period as a temple town at the gate of the famous Zenkō-ji, a 7th-century Buddhist temple, relocated to this location in 642 AD, as a post station on the Hokkoku Kaidō highway connecting Edo with the Sea of Japan coast. In the southern section of Nagano City are a series of over 500 burial mounds at Ōmuro Kofun - a National historic site - dating from the 5th-8th centuries.

During the Sengoku period, the area was hotly contested between the forces of the Uesugi clan based in Echigo Province and the Takeda clan based in Kai Province. The several Battles of Kawanakajima between Uesugi Kenshin and Takeda Shingen were fought near here. During the Edo period, much of the area came under the control of the Sanada clan based at Matsushiro Domain; the area suffered from flooding in 1742, from a destructive earthquake in 1847. Following the Meiji restoration and the creation of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889, the modern town of Nagano was established. Nagano was elevated to city status on April 1, 1897. During World War II, construction of the Matsushiro Underground Imperial Headquarters as the last redoubt for the Japanese government following the projected American invasion of Japan was started in 1944, but was aborted in 1945 due to the end of war, it was the first city founded in the 43rd city in Japan. Nagano hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics, 1998 Winter Paralympics, the 2005 Special Olympics World Winter Games.

The city borders expanded on July 1, 1923, with the annexation of the neighbouring town of Yoshida and villages of Sarita and Komaki. The city again expanded on April 1, 1954 by annexing neighbouring villages of Asahi, Yanagihara, Asakawa, Amori, Odagiri and Mamejima. In 1959, due to the flooding of Chikuma River, 71 people died or were missing and 20,000 homes were flooded. On October 16, 1966, the city again expanded by annexing the neighbouring towns of Kawanakajima and Wakaho, villages of Shinonoi, Kohoku and Naniai. During the 1985 Matsushiro earthquake, 27 people died and 60 homes were destroyed or badly damaged due to landslides. In 1999, Nagano was designated as a category of Japanese city. Nagano continued to expand on January 1, 2005, by absorbing the municipalities of Toyono, the village of Togakushi, Kinasa, the village of Ōoka. On January 1, 2010, Nagano absorbed the town of Shinshūshinmachi and the village of Nakajō from Kamiminochi District. Nagano, along with the neighboring communities of Hakuba village, Yamanouchi and Karuizawa hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics from February 7 to February 22 and the Paralympics from March 5 to March 14.

This was the third Olympic Games and second Winter Olympic Games to be held in Japan, after the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo. As of 2019, Nagano was the southernmost host of the Winter Olympic Games; the Nagano Olympic Commemorative Marathon is held annually to commemorate the occasion. One important legacy of the Games was an improved transportation network. In order to improve access to Nagano in advance of the Games, Nagano was linked to the high-speed shinkansen train network; the Nagano Shinkansen, now the Hokuriku Shinkansen was inaugurated five months before the start of the Games, during the Winter Olympics carried 655,000 passengers In addition, both Nagano Station and Shinonoi Station were expanded, Imai Station in the Kawanakajima area was built to access the Athletes village. The Nagano Expressway and the Jōshin-etsu Expressway were built in the Nagano regio

Te Henui Cemetery

Te Henui Cemetery known as New Plymouth Cemetery, is the oldest public cemetery in New Plymouth, New Zealand. It was first used in 1861; the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage gives a translation of "the great mistake" for Te Hēnui. An ordinance by the Taranaki Provincial Council dated 28 October 1861 set aside 24 acres and established the first public burial ground in New Plymouth; the cemetery is the resting ground for the last eight victims of Titokowaru's War. On 13 February 1869, a war party of Ngāti Maniapoto led by Wetere Te Rerenga killed all three men, a woman and three children, the Wesleyan missionary John Whiteley who arrived shortly afterwards, at the isolated Pukearuhe Redoubt, some 57 kilometres from New Plymouth; this was the final act of the Taranaki wars. There are two separate monuments at the cemetery. With the abolition of provincial government in 1876, the cemetery came under the control of the New Plymouth Borough Council. Today, it is controlled by the New Plymouth District Council.

The main entrance to the cemetery is located at the intersection between Watson and Lemon Streets, where memorial gates were installed in 1924 on the request of Alice Honeyfield, a former resident living in Sydney. The cemetery contains the Commonwealth war graves of 12 men who served in the First World War, 19 men who served in the Second World War. Plots are no longer available for purchase, the cemetery has a heritage function. Occasional burials still occur on family plots. Frederic Carrington, local Member of Parliament, Taranaki Superintendent, "Father of New Plymouth" Paddy George, representative rugby league player Monica Brewster, the lady behind the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Leila Hurle, senior school inspector Thomas King, local Member of Parliament and one of the original settlers of New Plymouth Abraham Salaman, dyer and charlatan William Skinner, surveyor and ethnographer Thomas S. Weston, judge and 19th-century Member of Parliament

Wade Zirkle

Wade Zirkle is a decorated American military veteran of the Iraq War. He is the founder and former executive director of the Vets For Freedom Action Fund, a political action committee whose stated mission is to "help candidates-mostly combat veterans-who believe in achieving success in Iraq and the overall War on Terrorism, get elected to the United States Congress and other Federal positions." Zirkle served two combat tours in Iraq as a U. S. Marine Corps infantry officer, first as a Light Armored Vehicle platoon commander with the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion during the invasion of 2003, as a rifle platoon commander with the 2nd Battalion 1st Marines in the First Battle of Fallujah in 2004. During his second deployment to Iraq, he was badly burned as a result of an insurgent suicide bomb attack on a convoy he was in, he is a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal. He returned to Iraq for the third time as a civilian freelance journalist in 2006, where he was embedded with the Iraqi Army in Ramadi.

He was the first American journalist to report that the new American counter-insurgency strategy being implemented in Anbar Province was working, wrote controversial editorials in the Philadelphia Inquirer and The Weekly Standard claiming the "oilspot strategy" was seeing signs of success in Iraq. It was not until three months that the Los Angeles Times was the next newspaper to report such news, as it stated "tribal leaders in Anbar province were turning against the Al Qaeda resistance." It was not until 11 month after Zirkle's initial report that the New York Times acknowledged that Anbar was "undergoing a surprising transformation". In 2009 he wrote for the Fox News Channel while he was embedded with U. S. troops and Afghan Commandos on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Zirkle is a managing partner of the financial services firm StrongPoint Capital, LLC, in Woodstock, Virginia, he worked for Lehman Brothers Asset Management and was on Wall Street during the 2008 financial crisis. From Edinburg, Zirkle graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 2000.

In October 2006, the CBS Evening News was criticized for giving free airtime to Zirkle to promote a force increase in Iraq of 30,000 troops. Four months President George W. Bush announced the increase of 24,000 troops, leading many left-wing activists to speculate that Vets for Freedom was coordinating a Republican Party-orchestrated public relations campaign. A Fifth Star for General Petreaus. S. Probes Whether Afghan Forces Colluded With Taliban in Deadly Attack. Paste URL into browser: rtsp://video.c-span.org/archive/c06/c06_wj102906_blake_zirkle.rm Congressman John Murtha Fires Back at Wade Zirkle on The Huffington Post Blog Comprehensive listing of Wade Zirkle media sourcing

Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation

The Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation is the chief governing body of Visakhapatnam city. Its jurisdiction encompasses an area of 681.96 km2. It is part of the planning body of the Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority. G. Srijana is the present municipal commissioner of the city. Visakhapatnam is one of the earliest municipality in the region, it was setup as a municipality in 1858 upgraded as corporation in 1979. In 21 November 2005 Government of Andhra Pradesh has released a GO to create a Greater Municipal Corporation and it was first Greater municipal corporation in the state of Andhra Pradesh; the Anakapalli and the Bheemili municipalities were incorporated. The area of Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation is 681.96 km2. The Corporation is administered by an elected body headed by the Mayor; the Corporation has a total of 95,580 street lights under its administration. Best Municipal Corporation Award by Government of Andhra Pradesh. Cleanest Religious city Award By India Today.

Smart Campus Award. Basic Services for Urban Poor. Smart City Project Award. 3rd Cleanest City of India by Swachh Survekshan 2017. 5th Cleanest City of India. 1st place in Andhra Pradesh Green Awards-2017. List of municipal corporations in Andhra Pradesh Official website

2010–11 Santos Laguna season

The 2010–11 Santos Laguna season was the 64th professional season of Mexico's top-flight football league. The season is split into two tournaments—the Torneo Apertura and the Torneo Clausura—each with identical formats and each contested by the same eighteen teams. Santos Laguna will begin their season on July 24, 2010 against Atlante, Santos Laguna will play their homes games on Saturdays at 7pm local time. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Santos Laguna won 2-1 on aggregate Santos Laguna won 5-4 on aggregate Monterrey won 5-3 on aggregate As of July 2, 2010Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality

Axis, Alabama

Axis is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Mobile County, United States. It has a post office with the 36505 ZIP code; the community has one site listed on the Kirk House. As of the 2010 census, Axis had a population of 757; the racial and ethnic makeup of the population was 66.8% white, 26.9% black or African American, 3.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from some other race, 2.6% from two or more races and 0.9% Hispanic or Latino from any race. Axis is located at 30.92990°N 88.02722°W / 30.92990. Mobile County Public School System operates public schools. Students are zoned to North Mobile County K-8 School North Mobile County Middle School. On September 7, 2010 North Mobile County Middle School opened, replacing the role of Adams Middle School in Saraland, because residents outside of Saraland are no longer zoned to Adams Middle. North Mobile County middle had been built on a "16th section", a piece of land allotted to each school district under an Alabama law stating that for each sixteen portions of land in a county, the school district will take one portion of land.

Some City of Satsuma residents disliked North Mobile County Middle's distance and remoteness from Satsuma, prompting them to call for a separate school district. The Mobile County government built the school outside of the Satsuma city limits so the city government would be unable to possess the school if it opted to secede. Prior to the split of Satsuma from the Mobile County system, Axis was zoned to Satsuma High School. In 2011 Renee Busbee of the Mobile Press-Register said that residents of Axis may be rezoned to Blount, and/or Vigor high schools. North Mobile County K-8 School