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Renton, Washington

Renton is a city in King County, a suburb of Seattle. Situated 11 miles southeast of downtown Seattle, Renton straddles the southeast shore of Lake Washington, at the mouth of the Cedar River. After a long history as an important salmon fishing area for Native Americans, Renton was first settled by people of European descent in the 1860s, its early economy was based on coal mining, clay production, timber export. Today, Renton is best known as the final assembly point for the Boeing 737 family of commercial airplanes, but it is home to a growing number of well known manufacturing and healthcare organizations, including Boeing Commercial Airplanes Division, Kaiser Permanente, IKEA, Providence Health & Services, UW Medicine, Wizards of the Coast; as of 2018, the population in Renton is 102,153, up from 90,927 at the 2010 census. Renton is the eighth-largest city in Washington and is the fourth largest in King County. Since 2008, the National Football League's Seattle Seahawks have had a training facility in Renton, the Virginia Mason Athletic Center, the second-largest facility in the NFL at 200,000 square feet.

Among the first European settlers in the present-day Renton area were Henry Tobin and his wife Diana. The town of Renton was accessed via the Seattle and Walla Walla Railroad, the first railroad to be built to Seattle, was in the vicinity of several coal mines that attracted entrepreneurs like Erasmus M. Smithers, credited with the founding and establishment of the town in 1875. Smithers named Renton in honor of Captain William Renton, a local lumber and shipping merchant who invested in the coal trade. Smithers brought in Charles D. Shattuck as the coal mine operator. Renton was incorporated as a city on September 6, 1901, when coal mining and timber processing were the most important economic industries in the area; the town was prone to flooding from the Cedar Black River. In 1916 the completion of the Lake Washington Ship Canal lowered the surface of Lake Washington by several feet which eliminated drainage of Lake Washington through the Black River; the Cedar River was diverted to drain into Lake Washington instead of into the Black River.

As a result, the Black River disappeared, leaving only a few remnants. The culmination of these actions reduced the threat of annual flooding; the population increased during World War II when Boeing built their Renton Factory to produce the B-29 Superfortress. Renton grew from a population of 4,488 in 1940 to 16,039 in 1950; the game company Wizards of the Coast is headquartered in Renton. Providence Health System has centralized its administrative offices in Renton, along with Group Health Cooperative. Owing to its location at the confluence of three major freeways, Renton's economic development team has lured a number of specialty retailers that draw consumers from around the region, including Fry's Electronics and IKEA; some retail establishments were unwanted though, the city defended zoning restrictions on pornographic theaters before the U. S. Supreme Court in Renton v. Playtime Theatres, Inc; the Renton Public Library was built directly over the Cedar River and opened in 1966. It stretches 80 feet across the river, next to Liberty Park, was the main branch of the city's independent library system until its 2010 annexation into the King County Library system.

The city government has encouraged redevelopment of industrial areas around Downtown Renton and near Southcenter since the 1980s. The first IKEA in the Pacific Northwest opened in Renton in 1994; the former Longacres horse-racing track was redeveloped in the 1990s to support offices for Boeing and the Federal Reserve Bank, which moved from its Seattle building. Port Quendall, a land parcel in north Renton, is home to the Virginia Mason Athletic Center, housing the Seattle Seahawks Headquarters and training facility that opened in August 2008. In the mid-1990s, Renton undertook a major redevelopment effort to revitalize its downtown core, which had declined in commercial prominence since the opening of the Southcenter Mall in Tukwila in 1968; the many car dealerships that had occupied the center of downtown Renton were encouraged through economic incentives to relocate to a newly created auto sales zone close to the I-405/SR-167 interchange. In place of the old dealerships downtown, a new transit center and parking garage were built in partnership with King County Metro.

The transit center is surrounded by several multi-family residential buildings and a small town square named Piazza Park, which hosts a weekly farmers' market. Centered on former Boeing Co. property near the south shore of Lake Washington is a 68 acres residential and commercial development named The Landing. To the north of the Landing, a hotel and office development on the lakefront called Southport is under development at the site of the former Shuffleton power plant, demolished in 2001. A 347-room hotel operated under the Hyatt Regency brand opened in June 2017. Three 9-story office towers are under construction at the Southport site, are expected to open in 2019. Renton is located at 47°29′12″N 122°11′43″W, on the southeast shore of Lake Washington. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.54 square miles, of which, 23.12 square miles is land and 0.42 square miles is water, most of, the Cedar River. Potential Annexation Areas include the communities of Fairwood southeast of Renton, the East Renton Plateau on the eastern edge of Rent

Astove Island

Astove Atoll is a large atoll, part of the Aldabra Group, lying in the Outer Islands of Seychelles, with a distance of 1,041 km southwest of the capital, Victoria, on Mahé Island. The name Astove is said to be derived from the Portuguese As Doze Island, meaning the twelve islands, which may have been the original Portuguese name for Farquhar. Much of the region in which Astove lies was explored by Arab seamen and merchants between 1000 and 1500 AD, but there is no record of human settlement on the island before 1760. In that year, the Portuguese frigate La Dom Royal, laden with plunder and slaves, went aground at Astove. All aboard made it to the island, but the captain and crew soon abandoned Astove and struck out for Mozambique in a long boat, they never returned for the slaves, who organized into a community and subsisted on the bounty of the island and the sea. A passing ship reported that there was “a treasure trove of slaves” to be had for the taking from Astove, but repeated efforts to capture them failed when all the ships foundered, as had the La Dom Royal.

In 1796, a British ship attempted to remove the slaves by force – and succeeded in embarking some 100 of them – but the slaves revolted and helped thwart the effort, which failed when the ship foundered. There was great loss of life in the shark-infested waters. In 1911, treasure hunters found near Astove the wreckage of La Dom Royal, they excavated the ship, finding silver. The remaining slaves on Astove were picked up and evacuated to Mahe, leaving one sole survivor named “Paul” on the island. In 1799, a passing ship stopped at Astove and a search was made for this lone slave, but no trace of him could be found. On the morning of August 12, 1836, the ship Tiger of Liverpool, commanded by Captain Edward Searight, was wrecked on the reef of Astove atoll. An account by William Stirling was published seven years later. Human presence at Astove remained inconsistent throughout the 19th century and centered upon harvesting operations that were under way at the time. Astove was mined for guano and phosphates, hunted for its sea turtles, but for the most part remained not visited due to its remoteness and distance from normal shipping lanes.

In 1968, Astove atoll was occupied by British adventurer and businessman Mark Veevers-Carter and his American wife, Wendy Veevers-Carter, the daughter of American author Clarence Day. The couple had founded and sold a successful copra plantation on the Seychelles island of Remire, sought to do the same on the much larger island of Astove.“When we landed on Astove, we found palm trees, a roofless wooden house and a graveyard,” wrote Wendy Veevers-Carter. “Part of the British-governed Seychelles, Astove was a ‘lost’ island.” The Veevers-Carters built a 14-room house, a processing center, a chapel, a store and small residences for their Seychelleois employees. While copra constituted the primary cash crop, the Veevers-Carters plantation grew tobacco and raised, for subsistence, goats and pigs; the life of the couple and their three children were chronicled by Wendy Veevers-Carter in an article for Parade magazine in June 1969.“Mark has had painful trouble with his teeth but has borne the agony stoically,” she wrote in the article.

“He must see a dentist soon, but that will mean a trip of many days.” Her husband's dental problems necessitated a March 1970 journey to Kenya for medical treatment. He took with him the couple's broken short-wave radio and one of their three children, leaving his wife and their two sons on the plantation at Astove. On March 11, the 42-year-old Veevers-Carter died under anesthesia in the dentist's chair, but because there was no radio on Astove, word could not be delivered to his wife. Ten days after Veevers-Carter's death, the news was delivered to his family by the Kenyan cement carrier Bamburi, which took them to Kenya. Wendy Veevers-Carter tried to manage Astove alone until November 1970, but found the task impossible. Returning to the United States with her children, she left Astove in the care of three Seychellois employees. Although she expressed hope in maintaining control over and access to Astove, she never returned and the island was abandoned. In 2014 Astove was declared a nature reserve.

A fishing resort and lodge have been built on the island. Astove atoll is located 35 kilometres SSE of Cosmoledo Atoll, it is a raised coral island of most peculiar form: a single stretch of land, 1.4 kilometres at the widest part entirely encloses a shallow lagoon. The lagoon has a maximum depth of 3 metres, the only exit is a winding passage in the south, called Gueule Bras Channel; the lagoon includes some islands inside it. Astove atoll measures 6 km north to 4 km east to west; the land area is 7.9 square kilometres, the total area including the lagoon and reef is 21.2 square kilometres. Astove's unusual structure has raised questions about its formation, it was suggested that Astove is not a true raised atoll, but rather a reef flat, with the lagoon being washed out later. The lagoon becomes deeper in a slow pace, owing to rainwater, acidic from the soil's humic acids, dissolving the lagoon's carbonate rock bottom; this causes the unusual milky-white color of the lagoon's waters. On the large land mass towards the western tip, exposed reef rock raises to some 5 metres ASL.

Elsewhere it is covered by gravelly debris. Dunes of up to 18-metre line the windswept eastern rim of the island, the eastern part of the lagoon is shallow due to the inblown dune sand. Astove Island's fringing reef is just about 180 metres wide; as note

JV Manisha

JV Manisha née Bajaj, is an Indian, film maker, who initiated subjective poetry programs on Indian television. J V Manisha née Bajaj. Geeta Verma and Sh. Janardan Prasad Verma, she was brought up in Delhi. Her only sibling, Monika Akhaury, has settled in USA. Manisha started writing poetry during childhood, she wrote her first poetry at the age of nine on starvation. With her mother's support she pursued her vocal classical studies from Prayag Sangeet Samiti. Started participating in kavi sammelans and Doordarshan programs while studying as an undergraduate and postgraduate at Delhi University, she was married to Devender Kumar Bajaj in 1993. They have two sons and Paawan, born in 1996 and 2001 She started social work in 2001. In 2003 she got. During studies she was an active participant in cultural events, performing leads in plays, reciting poetries etc. Initiated her career with professional poetry recitation and joined Doordarshan as an announcer, she acted in telefilms as main cast. She anchored many serials.

As a National Poetess she performed from the Pracheer of Lal Quila in India. She wrote in many news papers and journals subjectively on social issues like, intercaste marriage, girl child etc. In this period she received awards like SRIJAN SAMMAN Karm Shri, Bhopal ARISHTH MDU, Rohtak VYAVHARIK ADHYATM "VAIBHAV" National Institute of Value Education, BEST SHORT FILM AWARD 2012 RMAI, she has written books on social issues. YOSHA: A Story collection: On woman's emotions has released in July 2002. SHYAHI RACHE AHSAS on Social values, she initiated a Newspaper for elderly people'SAANJHI SAANJH' in 2013. This was the first national newspaper dedicated to Senior Citizen. Though was given a halt on production due to legal formalities. Writing serial for DD Kisan VAH CHAUDHARY released in 2002. YUG YATRA Story collection: Research: 70 years of love relations. Released. In 2005 she has initiated a Film making company partnering with Tarsem Antil. Since she has scripted and produced many corporate films, documentary films.

Promotional films, serials and ad films. Now stepping in the corridors of Bollywood Film industry she has written the script of an international film project and she has written lyrics for the film " To B or Not to B". A motivational song written for Smart City Karnal was released by CM Shri Manohar Lal Khattar; the song is proposed to be the mobile ring tone. The news papers speaks. Https://www.scribd.com/doc/131665098/FijiTimes-March-22 http://www.voiceofmelanesia.com/2013/03/19/smol-melanesian-na-pasifik-nius-digest-823-2/ http://www.filmyboxoffice.com/news/bollywood-eyes-big-budget-movies-in-fiji.html http://www.indianweekender.co.nz/Pages/ArticleDetails/16/3633/Bollywood/Bollywood-eyes-big-budget-movies-in-Fiji http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=228324 http://www.fijisun.com.fj/2013/03/18/film-company-sees-potential-in-shooting-films-here/ http://epaper.jagran.com/epaper/20-sep-2015-172-panipat-edition-karnal.html

List of state leaders in 1030

This is a list of heads of state, heads of governments, other rulers in the year 1030. Fatimid Caliphate – Ali az-Zahir IfriqiyaAl-Mu'izz ibn Badis, Zirid dynasty Viceroy Hammadid dynasty – Qaid ibn Hammad Kingdom of AniHovhannes-Smbat & Ashot IV Qadj Abbasid Caliphate – Al-Qadir, Caliph of Baghdad ChinaEmperor Renzong Ghaznavid Empire – Mehmed of Ghaznavid Japan – Monarch – Emperor Go-Ichijō RegentFujiwara no Yorimichi, Kampaku.

1800 United States Census

The United States Census of 1800 was the second Census conducted in the United States. It was conducted on August 4, 1800, it showed. The 1800 Census included the new District of Columbia; the census for the following states were lost: Georgia, New Jersey and Virginia. This would be the last census; the 1800 census asks the following information in columns, left to right: This census is one of the several for which some of the original data are no longer available. Original census returns for Georgia, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia were lost over the years. No microdata from the 1800 population census are available, but aggregate data for small areas, together with compatible cartographic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. ^ a: At the time of the 1800 Census, the territory donated to form the District of Columbia was still being administered by the states of Maryland and Virginia. The state of Maryland included the population of the District under its control within its own return.

The population of the District of Columbia within Maryland was 8,144 persons, including 5,672 whites, 400 free blacks, 2,472 enslaved persons.^ b: Persons 766 added to the particular items of this return.^ c: This return has been received since the communication of the above Aggregate to Congress.^ d: This return has been since received, is stated by the Marshal to be more correct than the first. Historic US Census data 1800 Census: 1800 United States Census for Genealogy & Family History Research

Bridge of Sighs (Ralph McTell album)

Bridge of Sighs is a studio album by English singer-songwriter Ralph McTell. It was released by Mays Records in 1987, it was reissued on CD by Leola Music in 2007. Speaking of the album, McTell told The Canberra Times in 1987: "The themes follow the Ralph McTell thread. It's a little bit offbeat and I don't think there are so many songs about alienation. There are stronger links throughout the album than on my earlier albums, which tended to be diverse." Upon its release, Mark Kearns of the Hayes & Harlington Gazette commented: "McTell has a pleasant voice and uses it on these twelve new songs. No surprises, but a meritorious effort with some nice backing." At the end of 1987, The Age included the album under their "The best sounds of 1987" list. The newspaper commented: "A dozen appealing originals by the troubadour of London's streets, in a classy production helped by the cream of British folk-rock musicians." All tracks are written by Ralph McTell. Ralph McTell - vocals, acoustic guitar, piano Alun Davies - rhythm guitar Maartin Allcock - bass Gerry Conway - drums Jerry Donahue - lead guitar Graham Preskett - keyboards, violin Benny Gallagher - backing vocals Simon Nicol - rhythm guitar Dave Swarbrick - violin Richard Thompson - lead guitar Geraint Watkins - accordian Dave Pegg - bass Sam Mitchell - steel guitar Frank Keane - uilleann pipes Danny Thompson - double bass Brian Robson - piano Production Ralph McTell - producer Martin Levan, Mark Frith, Roger T. Wade, Brian Robson - engineersOther Jan Leman - cover illustration, design