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Rock County, Wisconsin

Rock County is a county in the U. S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 160,331, its county seat is Janesville. Rock County comprises the Janesville-Beloit, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area and is included in the Madison-Janesville-Beloit, WI Combined Statistical Area. Rock County was created in 1836 as a territorial county on December 7, 1836 from Milwaukee County and organized February 19, 1839; the county is named for the Rock River. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 726 square miles, of which 718 square miles is land and 8.0 square miles is water. Cook Memorial Arboretum, a natural area with birding and nature trails, is located northwest of Janesville, it is owned by the Janesville School District. Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport serves the surrounding communities. Green County – west Dane County – north Jefferson County – northeast Walworth County – east Boone County, Illinois – south Winnebago County, Illinois – south As of the census of 2000, there were 152,307 people, 58,617 households, 40,387 families residing in the county.

The population density was 211 people per square mile. There were 62,187 housing units at an average density of 86 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 91.01% white, 4.63% black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.77% from other races, 1.50% from two or more races. 3.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 32.8 % were of 7.5 % English and 5.5 % American ancestry. There were 58,617 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.50% were married couples living together, 10.90% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.10% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.03. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, 12.70% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males. Beloit Brodhead Edgerton Evansville Janesville Milton Whitewater Clinton Orfordville Footville Hanover Fellows Jefferson Prairie Settlement Hillary Clinton carried the county in 2016, but it was the smallest margin of victory since Michael Dukakis in 1988. Beloit Clinton Edgerton Evansville Janesville National Register of Historic Places listings in Rock County, Wisconsin Brown, William F. Rock County, Wisconsin: A New History... Vol. 1, Chicago: Cooper, 1908. Brown, William F. Rock County, Wisconsin: A New History... Vol. 2, Chicago: Cooper, 1908. Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Rock, Grant and Lafayette, Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, of Many of the Early Settled Families. Chicago: J. H. Beers and Co. 1901. The History of Rock County, Wisconsin. Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1879. Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock County, Wisconsin.

Chicago: Acme Publishing Company, 1889. Sayre, David F. "Early Life in Southern Wisconsin", Wisconsin Magazine of History, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 420–427. Smith, Isaac T. "Early Settlement of Rock County" in Wisconsin Historical Collections, vol. VI. Madison, Wis.: Atwood & Culver, 1872, pp. 416–425. Walterman, Thomas. There Stands "Old Rock": Rock County and the War to Preserve the Union. Friendship, Wis.: New Past Press, 2001. ISBN 0-938627-50-3 Rock County government website Rock County map from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Rock County 5.0 Rock County Historical Society Rock County Genealogical Society Beloit Janesville Symphony

Satoshi Takano

Satoshi Takano is a Japanese professional shogi player ranked 5-dan. Takano was born in Fujimi, Saitama on October 27, 1993, he learned. At first, he only played shogi for fun, but over time became more and more serious about the game, including recording games between professionals as part of the NHK Cup TV Shogi Tournament for study, he grew bored playing against his elementary school classmates, started attending a shogi school run by the local shogi association at a nearby community center where there were many strong players who were his age. When he was a fifth-grade elementary school student, he started attending a children's shogi school in Saitama City, where he met his future mentor shogi professional Kimura Kazuki for the first time, was accepted into the Japan Shogi Association's apprentice school at the rank of 6-kyū as a student of Kimura when he was a junior high school eight-grade student in 2007, he and was promoted to the rank of 3-dan in 2013, obtained professional status and the rank of 4-dan on October 1, 2015, after finishing tied for first with Seiya Kondō in the 57th 3-dan League with a record of 13 wins and 5 losses.

After graduating from senior high school, Takano decided to continue his studies at Chuo University though he was an apprentice shogi professional. He was a little anxious about trying to do both things at first, but felt being a university student helped him to broaden his knowledge and learn more about society, he took a break from his studies during his final season of 3-dan league play, but resumed them after he becoming a shogi professional. Takano is the fourth shogi professional to attend the third to graduate. On October 28, 2019, Takano defeated Yasuhiro Masuda in Game 3 of the 50th Shinjin-Ō championship match to win the match 2 games to 1. Masuda had won the tournament the previous two years and was leading the match 1 game to none before Takano came back to win his first tournament as a professional; the promotion history for Takano is. 2007, April 14: 6-kyū 2013, October: 3-dan 2015, October 1: 4-dan 2019, December 2: 5-dan Takano has yet to appear in a major title match, but he has won one non-major title shogi tournament.

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Little Chesterford

Little Chesterford is a small village and civil parish in Uttlesford, Essex, in the East of England. Close to the Cambridgeshire border, it is built principally along a single sunken lane to the east of a chalk stream tributary of the River Cam or Granta and is located 1 km southeast of Great Chesterford and some 5 km northwest of Saffron Walden; the small hamlet of Springwell is just to the south of the village. Up the hill to the east is Chesterford Park, with a mid-19th-century mansion in a 250-acre estate and now a science park called Chesterford Research Park; the wide and deep valley of the river Cam provides a rolling landscape of chalky boulder clay with extensive and wide views. The surrounding farmland is in intensive arable use and except for areas alongside the river, some of, liable to flooding, is classified as being of grade 2 quality; the grouping of church, manor house and village hall form the heart of the village. The church of St Mary dates from the early 13th century and retains much of its original form, having a long aisleless nave and chancel under a single roof.

The main furnishings of interest are the simple 15th century screen, the restored monument of James Walsingham – an early work by Henry Cheere – and the monumental brass to George and Isabel Langham. The church was restored during the 19th century including the addition of a vestry and the building of a bell-cot for two bells at the west end; the manor dates from the 13th century and is one of the earliest inhabited houses in Essex. It was built in three separate phases – a mid to late-13th century timber-framed aisled hall, flanked by a later solar wing, an earlier and rare stone survival in Essex, converted into a services wing, it now has the form of a classic H-shaped manorial house and retains much of the original stone and woodwork. Amongst other buildings of interest, the former school was built in 1862 for 24 children, but was closed by 1902; the building now serves as the village hall. Opposite is a 16th-century hall house floored, the cross-passage blocked by a fireplace but with the frame of the original front door exposed.

There plastered houses up the village towards the Saffron Walden road. A small brick bridge over the Cam, built in 1791 to replace an earlier sixteenth century one, forms the village's western boundary. Little Chesterford has always been a small village; the earliest evidence of habitation are Neolithic remains found west of the village in the area of Bordeaux Farm and to the east, in Chesterford Park and Iron Age artefacts have been found. The place-name ` Chester' is a common indicator. Here, the ford and first century AD fort, in question were at Great Chesterford. However, evidence has been found of at least three Romano-British homesteads in the grounds of Chesterford Park; the manor of Manhall stood in the area of Chesterford Park, before Domesday and at the conquest the manor was held by Siward and an unnamed Saxon freeman. The manor house became is no more. There is documentary evidence to suggest that the site may be the location of a castle built in the 13th century; the population of Little Chesterford has changed little over the years.

The Domesday Book entry records some 27 householders which suggests an overall population of just over 100. The first National Census of 1801 gives a population of 120; this peaked at 276 in the census return of 1861. The population reported in the 2011 census was 215; the physical size of the village has changed little from that described in the enclosure awards published in 1810 – the only real change to the village envelope being the addition of 20 or so houses on the Saffron Walden road in the mid-20th century. From the 16th century until 1840, Chesterford Park was a major farm with an estate in the region of 3,200 acres, its owners have included Sir Thomas Audley, Lord Harvey, Harrold Pickersgilt-Cunliffe, inventor of the umbrella shooting stick and Lord Inchcape, Chairman of the P&O Line. Since the war the site has been used as a research and development facility for another series of owners – Boots, Fisons and Schering, it was developed as a Science Park as a joint venture by Churchmanor Estates.

In May 2017 it was announced. Two key events, in 20th-century Little Chesterford, made the national press: The Village Fire of 1914. In less than four hours the fire had destroyed two farms, two public houses and nine dwellings, leaving forty-three people homeless – around 20% of the village’s population; the mix of the houses in today’s village reflects the disaster of 1914. A short film made by Eclair Journal of the aftermath of the fire can be watched on the BFI National Archive website. Explosion at Chesterford Park of 1944; the mansion was used as a hospital and the grounds, an ammunition dump. On the morning of 30 May 1944, the ammunition dump blew up in a series of major explosions that were heard as far away as Ely and Buntingford and windows were blown out for kilometres around; the village and hospital were evacuated but no one was hurt. Chesterford Park mansion was never again used as a residence; the vil

Monmouth Beach School District

The Monmouth Beach School District is a community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade from Monmouth Beach, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its one school had an enrollment of 271 students and 25.3 classroom teachers, for a student–teacher ratio of 10.7:1. The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "I", the second-highest of eight groupings. District Factor Groups organize districts statewide to allow comparison by common socioeconomic characteristics of the local districts. From lowest socioeconomic status to highest, the categories are A, B, CD, DE, FG, GH, I and J. Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend Shore Regional High School, a regional high school that serves students from the constituent districts of Oceanport, Sea Bright and West Long Branch; the high school is located in West Long Branch and is part of the Shore Regional High School District.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 630 students and 58.0 classroom teachers, for a student–teacher ratio of 10.9:1. Public school students from Monmouth Beach, all of Monmouth County, are eligible to apply to attend the schools of the Monmouth County Vocational School District. Monmouth Beach School served an enrollment of 266 students as of the 2014-15 school year. Michael Ettore, Principal Joshua DeSantisKaren Ginty, a kindergarten teacher at Monmouth Beach Elementary School, at the school for 33 years, was named the 2006-07 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year. Core members of the district's administration are: Michael Ettore, Superintendent Linda Considine, Interim Business Administrator / Board Secretary Monmouth Beach School Monmouth Beach School's 2015–16 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education School Data for the Monmouth Beach School, National Center for Education Statistics Shore Regional High School

Spear of Destiny (band)

Spear of Destiny is a British rock band, founded in 1983 by singer and songwriter Kirk Brandon and bassist Stan Stammers. It has had an ever-changing line-up through the years, they have had 10 UK Singles Chart entries. Four reached the Top 50 but only one made the Top 20 - "Never Take Me Alive". Formed in 1983, the band's original line-up consisted of Kirk Brandon, Stan Stammers, Chris Bell and Lascelles James. In late 1983, this line-up was superseded by Dolphin Taylor on drums, Alan St Clair on guitar, John Lennard on sax and Neil Pyzer on keyboards and additional saxophone. In 1984, John Lennard was replaced by Mickey Donnelly on saxophone. Spear of Destiny recorded one session for John Peel. "The band played a punk-influenced form of power rock, which had an anthemic feel."Their second album, One Eyed Jacks was released in 1984. It reached No. 22 in the UK Albums Chart Spear of Destiny’s reputation in the mid-1980s depended to a greater extent on their live performances. In 1985, their album, World Service reached the UK Top 20.

Founder member Stan Stammers left in 1986. In the wake of the release of the fourth album and its Top 15 hit "Never Take Me Alive", the band began achieving some chart success and staging sell-out concerts, including a support slot to U2 at Wembley Stadium. However, ill fortune struck on the eve of the band’s appearance at the Reading Festival, as Brandon developed reactive arthritis which obliged the band to put all their plans on hold for nearly a year. In addition to Brandon and Stammers, past members of the band in the 1980s included former Gillan drummer Pete Barnacle, former JoBoxers bassist Chris Bostock, former Adam and the Ants guitarist Marco Pirroni, former Tom Robinson Band and Stiff Little Fingers drummer Dolphin Taylor. Brandon is a member of the supergroup, Dead Men Walking. Grapes of Wrath - UK No. 62 One Eyed Jacks - UK No. 22 World Service - UK No. 11 Outland - UK No. 16 The Price You Pay - UK No. 37 Sod's Law Religion Volunteers Morning Star Loadestone Imperial Prototype Omega Point 31 Tontine Live at the Lyceum 22.12.85 Radio One Live in Concert The Preacher Kings of London Live at the Colchester Arts Centre S.

O. D. - The Epic Years - UK No. 53 The Collection Time of Our Lives: The Best Of The Best of Spear of Destiny The Best of Spear of Destiny The Singles 1983-88 List of post-punk bands Kirk Brandon's 10:51 Kirkbrandon.com Stanstammers.com The Engine Room

Michel Vautrot

Michel Jean Maurice Vautrot is a retired football referee from France. He is known for officiating five matches in the FIFA World Cup: two in 1982 and three in 1990, he refereed the Club World Cup final in 1983 on National Stadium Tokyo between Hamburg S. V. and Grêmio F. B. P. A.. He refereed three matches in the European Championship, one in 1984 and two in 1988, including the final between Soviet Union and Netherlands. In addition, he refereed the 1986 European Cup Final between Steaua Barcelona. In 1986, Roma president Dino Viola was banned by UEFA for bribing referee Vautrot with £50,000 prior to the European Cup semi-final 2nd leg between Roma and Dundee United in 1984. Roma were to lose the final on penalties to Liverpool. In the 1990 World Cup semi finals between hosts Italy and champions Argentina, Vautrot added 8 minutes of stoppages in the first period extra time, he explained that he had forgotten to check his watch. Orders Chevalier of the Ordre national du Mérite: 1983 Officier of the Ordre national du Mérite: 1996 Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur: 2006 Profile Jim McLean admits he feels sick after Roma chief reveals Italians bribed ref in 1984 European Cup semi-final