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New Jersey Route 15

Route 15 is a state highway in New Jersey, spanning Morris and Sussex counties, which travels for 19 miles from U. S. Route 46 in Dover to an intersection with U. S. Route 206 in Frankford Township, it becomes a divided highway in Wharton Borough until becoming a freeway bypass near Sparta. Route 15 was Route 6A from 1927 until 1953, when a renumbering occurred and the route was given its current number. Since the finishing of the Sparta Bypass, the New Jersey Department of Transportation and North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority have considered more bypasses and alignment changes for Route 15. Route 15 exists in two disconnected segments; the southern segment begins in downtown Dover at an intersection with U. S. Route 46, it follows Bergen Street south a short distance to Clinton Street turns west along Clinton Street through downtown Dover. This segment, signed in downtown Dover, was disconnected from the rest of the route when a new intersection between US 46 and Route 15 was constructed just northwest of downtown Dover.

Route 15 passed under US 46 along the Morristown and Erie Railway at the location of this new intersection. The southern segment ends at a dead end just southeast of the new intersection, with the northern segment of Route 15 starting again at US 46 directly above the rail line. From the new intersection with US 46, Route 15 continues north, exiting Dover and entering Rockaway Township; the road remains two lanes past the turn for the Rockaway Townsquare Mall. For a short distance Route 15 becomes a freeway as it crosses the Interstate 80 interchange. A mile north, the road becomes a four lane divided highway with exits for a few businesses and Picatinny Arsenal. At that point, Route 15 enters Jefferson Township. In Jefferson Township, the northbound and southbound lanes become about a quarter mile apart as it climbs up a steep mountain; the southbound lanes have businesses, easy access to them, a speed limit of 40 miles per hour as these were the original lanes of Route 15 when it was only a two lane highway.

The northbound lanes are nearly a freeway with limited access to businesses on the southbound lanes. The northbound lanes have a speed limit of 50 mph as well; these two lanes were built in the late 1960s. Farther north, Route 15 becomes a freeway and the northbound and southbound lanes come closer together. At this point, the original two-lane Route 15 breaks off into Route 181, heading through Jefferson Township and into downtown Sparta. Several miles north, the freeway leaves Morris County in Jefferson Township and enters Sussex County and Sparta Township, bypassing downtown Sparta. After bypassing downtown Sparta, Route 181 ends and merges onto Route 15; the freeway ends and Route 15 becomes a two-lane road before crossing a New York and Western Railway branch line. After Route 15 leaves Sparta and enters Lafayette Township, it merges with Route 94. Routes 15 and 94 run as a concurrency until Route 94 turns off to the southeast while Route 15 heads northwest, it continues into Frankford Township and comes to an end at U.

S. Route 206 and County Route 565. Route 15 follows the course of an old Lenape trail running from. In 1804, this road was legislated as a part of the Union Turnpike, which ran from Morristown north to Dingman's Ferry in Montague. In the 1927 New Jersey state highway renumbering, Route 15 was designated as State Highway Route 6A. In the 1953 renumbering, the current designation was assigned. Route 15 was a two-lane road for its entire length; the road went through downtown Sparta and today that road is known as Route 181. In the mid-1960s, plans were made to widen Route 15 to four lanes through Jefferson Township. However, businesses were on both sides of this road, thus making a widening difficult; as a result, the additional two lanes were built behind the businesses on the east side of the road. In 1974, a freeway bypass was built into Jefferson Township; the freeway extended to Lake Hopatcong. In Sparta, New Jersey Department of Transportation commissioner Jack Lettire and state senator Robert Littell announced the completion of a project of restructuring the Route 15-Houses Corner Road intersection, which began ground breaking in 2002 by James E. McGreevey, then-governor of New Jersey.

The project was completed in August 2004. The original intersection was a signalized intersection with a blinking light and no left turn-off lanes from Route 15; because of heavy traffic, turning left onto Houses Corner Road became dangerous for motorists. The intersection now has a full traffic light; the project cost a total of $15.5 million. Wilson Drive and White Lake Road were realigned to form one signalized intersection, with completion expected in 2008; the intersection was improved, with construction finishing on June 1, 2009, after eight months of work starting in October 2008. The project cost the state $2.3 million to fund for construction by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority. Studies are being made to improve the Route 15 corridor from I-80 to U. S. Route 206. Concepts include widening, the addition of climbing lanes, a potential bypass of Lafayette; the project to construct a new intersection at US 46 in Dover began in 2008. A temporary intersection was completed in January 2010 utilizing a former US 46 westbound–Route 15 northbound ramp.

The permanent intersection was completed in August 2011. There is an ongoing local grassroots movement to honor the late U. S. President Ronald

Heathcote Football Club

The Heathcote Football Club is an Australian Rules Football club which competes in the HDFL. The club, known as the Heathcote Saints, is based in Heathcote and has participated in the HDFL since 1967; the club is a result of a merger between two former Heathcote based teams, Heathcote North & Heathcote Rovers. The Saints have appeared in 16 grand finals. A Heathcote Football Club was in existence as early as 1905, when it was a founder member of the Heathcote District Football Association. In 1922 the club split to form Heathcote South. Due to the effects of the great depression, in 1934 the two Heathcote clubs were re-organised into three. In 1935 the re-org was reversed; the present day Heathcote Football Club came into existence in 1967 when Heathcote North and Heathcote Rovers merged. Combining the red and white colours of the former club with the black and white of the latter, Heathcote not adopted the Saints emblem. Both North and Rovers had achieved considerable success prior to the merger.

North’s tally of eight senior HDFL premierships included a competition record five in succession between 1955 and 1959, while Rovers, with nine senior flags, had done better overall. Given this impeccable pedigree there seemed little doubt that the Heathcote Football Club would make its mark on the competition sooner rather than and so it proved. In 1967 the seniors reached the grand final. A measure of consolation came in the form of Warren Elsbury’s Cheatley Medal win; the club’s first premiership was claimed in 1970 via a grand final defeat of Elmore. Another grand final loss to Mount Pleasant followed before the Saints again went top in 1972, this time at the expense of Colbinabbin; the Saints’ most successful phase to date came from the late 1980s through into the 1990s when they contested half a dozen consecutive grand finals, winning flags in 1989 and 1992. The 1989 grand final triumph was noteworthy in that Heathcote trounced Stanhope by 100 points, 24.15 to 9.7. The period from the late 1990s to the early - mid 2000s was polar opposite to that of the previous decade.

The Saints senior side struggled year after year with only Huntly performing worse during this period. During the period, Heathcote had a strong junior generation coming through which were to lay the foundations for future success. Heathcote made a return to the HDFL finals in 2005 - 07. On the back of a strong generation of juniors coming through to the senior ranks as well as some shrewd recruiting, 2008 shaped as the year Heathcote returned to their rightful place as an HDFL powerhouse. 2008 saw Heathcote finish 3rd on the ladder, however, it made it through to its first grand final in 13 years, despite leading at 3/4 time the Saints lost to Colbinabbin by 22 points. The 2009 season saw the Saints finish second on the Away ladder to Colbinabbin. After defeating Colbinabbin in the semi-final, Heathcote qualified directly for the grand final; the following week Colbinabbin beat LBU. The 2009 grand final was a close fought match all day with Heathcote gaining revenge on Colbinabbin by four points.

Thus winning their first premiership in 17 seasons. A change of coach for the 2010 season proved no bad as Heathcote finished Minor premiers and had won the Premiership, it was one of Heathcote's best seasons as they went flawless winning all 18 games that season. 16 in the regular season and two in the finals, the closest margin of course in the Grand final to LBU. The Saints beat LBU in an wet and dirty grand final at Colbinabbin 8.8 – 5.9. Heathcote Saints, for the first time, had won back to back premierships; the Saints won the reserve premiership in 2010, claiming the trophy for the first time in 37 years. 2011 was another successful year for Heathcote finishing second on the H&A ladder. The Saints qualified for their fourth consecutive grand final but much as Heathcote had done to Colbinabbin in 2009, LBU beat Heathcote in a thriller 99 - 93. 2012 began promising for Heathcote but towards the end of the season the Saints appeared to has lost their air of invincibility. Heathcote bowed out in prelim to North Bendigo.

After the 2012 prelim final loss to North Bendigo the Saints went through a complete overhaul of staff & players. The 2013 season started with the Saints losing 5 of their first 6 however, the rebuild appeared to be a fast tracked as Heathcote gained momentum throughout the season and qualified for the 2013 finals with a 9 - 7 record. After beating Leitchville Gunbower by two points in the Elimination final, Heathcote was knocked out by North Bendigo for the second year running; the 2014, 2015 & 2016 seasons have seen Heathcote finish in the bottom 2 each year. Despite the struggles there is much optimism at Pigeon Park for yet another return to the top of the HDFL. Due to the small league size and close proximity of teams, rivalries are plentiful in the HDFL; the Saints traditional rivals are Mount Colbinabbin & Elmore. Due to clashing dominant eras of the mid 2000s to mid 2010s, Heathcote and LBU became fierce rivals. Heathcote & Mount Pleasant play off each year for the Cliff White Memorial Shield.

HDFL Premierships & Grand Finals History of Football in the Bendigo District – John Stoward – ISBN 978-0-9805929-1-7

Tripartite Agreement of 1936

The Tripartite Agreement was an international monetary agreement entered into by the United States and Great Britain in September 1936 to stabilize their nations' currencies both at home and in the international exchange markets. Following suspension of the gold standard by Great Britain in 1931 and the United States in 1933, a serious imbalance developed between their currencies and those of the gold bloc countries France; the devaluation of the dollar and the pound sterling raised import prices and lowered export prices in the United States and Great Britain. In the United States and Great Britain sound money advocates were divided between those favoring reforms to stabilize the currency and others who called for an end to the gold standard and a managed currency; the Tripartite Agreement was provisional. Subscribing nations agreed to refrain from competitive depreciation to maintain currency values at existing levels, as long as that attempt did not interfere with internal prosperity. France devalued its currency as part of the agreement.

The remaining gold bloc nations, Belgium and the Netherlands subscribed to the agreement. Subscribing nations agreed to sell each other gold in the seller's currency at a price agreed in advance; the agreement stabilized exchange rates, ending the currency war of 1931 - 1936, but failed to help the recovery of world trade. Gold standard London Gold Pool

Dario hysginon

Dario hysginon is a tropical freshwater fish native to Southeast Asia. Hysginon means scarlet or red dye in Ancient Greek, classified to this genus of Dario because of its red appearance, they can grow about 2–4 cm, they have dorsal fins that contain 14 – 15 spines, 5 – 7 soft rays. Dario hysginons are peaceful fish, can live for 3 – 6 years. Sven O. Kullander and Ralf Britz have added many species of fish to FishBase and gave Dario hysginon a Swedish name, "Purpurbadis". Dario hysginon live shallow areas with sand and dense vegetation such as grasses. In nature small crustaceans, insect larvae, zooplankton are the common food sources in their habitat. In captivity they enjoy frozen blood worms, daphnia and brineshrimp. Females lay around 60 eggs and they hatch 2 – 3 days, they breed in warm waters, however breeding can cause males and females to become territorial, they can attack each other if they are in each other's territories and sometimes they feed on their offspring. There are a few ways to classify the sexes.

Maid of Athens, ere we part

"Maid of Athens, ere we part" is a poem by Lord Byron, written in 1810 and dedicated to a young girl of Athens. It begins: Each stanza of the poem ends with the same Greek refrain, which Byron translated as "My life, I love you!". It may be viewed as an example of macaronic verse, although it lacks the humorous intent typical of that genre. According to C. G. Brouzas, Byron's "Maid of Athens" was born Teresa Makri, or Makris, in 1797, she was the daughter of Tarsia Makri, at whose house Byron lodged in 1809 and in February 1810. Byron fell in love with the 12-year-old girl. On his way back from Turkey to the Morea, on 17 July 1810, he stayed at Mrs. Makri's house for another ten days. At some point he offered £ 500 for the girl -- an offer. Byron never met Teresa again, she married James Black and died impoverished in 1875 in Athens, Greece. The poem has been set to music by numerous composers, including Charles Gounod, William Horsley, Henry Robinson Allen. Isaac Nathan's rendition appears in an album "the best songs of the world".

The poem's full text at Wikisource Maid of Athens public domain audiobook at LibriVox

Dragon Force

Dragon Force is a real-time strategy and tactics role-playing video game from Sega created for the Sega Saturn. It was created in Japan and translated for North American release by Working Designs in 1996, a translation, used by Sega in Europe under license from Working Designs; the game's main selling point was that battles involve up to 200 soldiers fighting on screen in real time, causing them to be likened to the battle scenes in the then-recent film Braveheart. A sequel translated by fans, was released for the Saturn in Japan in 1998; the first game was re-released for the PlayStation 2 as part of the Sega Ages series. The player assumes the role of one of eight rulers vying for control of Legendra; each ruler has a set of generals under their command, each general commands an army of up to 100 soldiers. Armies travel between towns and castles via fixed routes on an overhead scrolling map, much like the earlier Saturn game Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire; when armies of different nations meet, they engage in battle.

Although both the world map and battles unfold in real time, the game pauses when the player opens a menu. At the outset of the battle, the player must choose to Talk, or Retreat. If the player chooses Retreat, their army loses the battle and some troops, moves out of the victorious army's path on the world map; the Talk option opens negotiations with the enemy. The enemy may leave their castle or join the player's monarch, but if the enemy refuses to negotiate, battle will start with the player bereft of all troops. If Attack is selected, each side chooses a general and corresponding company of troops to send into battle, chooses a formation which determines the arrangement of troops; the enemy side always chooses first in both cases, allowing the player to determine an appropriate counter-strategy. During battle the player can select special attacks from a menu; each individual skirmish ends when one general runs out of hit retreats. If both generals' armies are depleted, both generals are given one last chance to retreat before they are thrust into a one-on-one battle.

Generals who run out of hit points are, depending on the general, injured, or killed in action. If the player's ruler is defeated in this manner, the player loses the game and must restart from the last save; the skirmishes continue until one army's generals have all been defeated, at which point the battle ends. Every in-game "week", the player attends to administrative duties. During this time, players may give awards to generals, persuade captive enemy generals to join the player's army, search for items, recruit generals in the ruler's territory, fortify castles, save the game. Plot-advancing cut scenes take place at the end of the week. Dragon Force is set in the world Legendra, which lived in an era of prosperity under the watch of the benevolent goddess Astea, until it came under siege by the evil god Madruk and his armies; the Star dragon Harsgalt and his chosen warriors, the Dragon Force, come to stop him. Personal disputes among the Dragon Force led to their downfall and left Harsgalt to face Madruk in a fight to death.

Harsgalt, unable to kill Madruk, sealed him away until eight new chosen warriors could rise to permanently defeat him. 300 years the seal imprisoning Madruk has weakened and two of his Dark Apostles and Gaul, have begun working towards his release. To ensure none will stop their master, the two of them manipulate the eight nations of Legendra into warring among themselves. One of the monarchs ends the war, though the events of how it occurs vary depending on the monarch. Regardless, the monarchs discover that they are the eight members of the Dragon Force, that the only way they can kill Madruk is by obtaining the Dragon Power left by Harsgalt. Despite attempts to stop them by Scythe and Gaul, whichever monarch the player controls gains the power, has to use it to defeat Madruk's final apostle, a robot named Katmondo. Madruk's prison continues allowing him to release his army of dragonmen; the Dragon Force fight their way to Madruk's prison and find his three Dark Apostles waiting for them. Whichever monarch has the Dragon power leaves to face Madruk, while the remaining seven fight the Dark Apostles.

The monarch with the Dragon Power kills Madruk ending his threat. The monarchs are saved by Astea, who leaves the world to be governed by the mortals, saying it is time for them to stand on their own. Within the game, eight different storylines exist, one for each monarch; the campaigns for Goldark and Reinhart can only be accessed after the game has been completed, as they contain spoilers from the outset. Dragon Force received critical acclaim, with reviews lauding the game's balance of war simulation with RPG elements and the visual spectacle of the battle sequences; the four reviewers of Electronic Gaming Monthly gave it their "Game of the Month" award, commenting on the game's addictive quality. Crispin Boyer opined, "DF is about as good, it has a sprawling world, epic story line, a cast of thousands and the most awe-inspiring battles seen in a video game." Scary Larry of GamePro criticized the graphics, but found their shortcomings hardly noticeable against the humor of the English localization and the intense strategy of the battles.

Reiner of Game Informer commented that the unpredictability of the competing nations demands quicker thinking and reflexes than is required in most strategy games. Most critics pr