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Union Party (Faroe Islands)

The Union Party is a conservative-liberal, agrarian political party on the Faroe Islands. The party wants to maintain the Faroe Islands' union with Denmark. On 24 October 2015 Bárður á Steig Nielsen succeeded Kaj Leo Johannesen as party leader. In the elections in 2008, the party won 7 out of 33 seats. After having been in the opposition for a short interval after the elections, the Union Party formed a new government in September 2008, Kaj Leo Johannesen became prime minister. In the Danish parliamentary elections of 2007, the party received 23.5% of the Faroese vote, thereby gaining one of the two Faroese seats in the Parliament of Denmark. At the general elections in 2011 the party gained 24.7% of the votes and 8 seats out of 33. However, on 10 February 2014 the party gained one more seat in the Løgting, after Gerhard Lognberg, elected to the parliament representing the Social Democratic Party, joined the Union Party; this happened three months after Lognberg had been expelled from the Social Democratic Party due to some disagreements, making the Union Party the joint biggest party of the Faroese parliament, along with the People's Party.

Leaders of the Union Party: Bárður á Steig Nielsen 2015—present Kaj Leo Johannesen 2004–2015 Lisbeth L. Petersen 2001–2004 Edmund Joensen 1990–2001 Pauli Ellefsen 1974–1990 Trygvi Samuelsen 1970–1974 Johan Poulsen 1948–1970 Andrass Samuelsen 1924–1948 Oliver Effersøe 1917–1924 Fríðrikur Petersen 1906–1917 Edmund Joensen Kaj Leo Holm Johannesen Bárður á Steig Nielsen Magnus Rasmussen Bjørn Kalsø Magni Laksáfoss Sambandsflokkurin official site

Braine-le-Comte railway station

Braine-le-Comte is a railway station in the town of Braine-le-Comte, Belgium. The station opened on 31 October 1841 and is located on the 96, 117 and 123; the train services are operated by National Railway Company of Belgium. The station is served by the following services: Intercity services Mons - Braine-le-Comte - Brussels - Brussels Airport Intercity services Binche - Braine-le-Comte - Halle - Brussels - Mechelen - Turnhout Intercity services Quiévrain - Mons - Braine-le-Comte - Halle - Brussels - Leuven - Liege Intercity services Binche - Braine-le-Comte - Halle - Brussels - Mechelen - Antwerp Local services Jurbise - Braine-le-Comte Local services Braine-le-Comte - Ecaussinnes - Manage Brussels RER services Braine-le-Comte - Halle - Brussels - Leuven List of railway stations in Belgium Media related to Braine-le-Comte train station at Wikimedia Commons Braine-le-Comte railway station at Belgian Railways website

Urban consolidation

Urban consolidation describes the policy of constraining further development and population growth to within the boundaries of preexisting urban areas rather than expanding outward into suburban areas. Urban consolidation seeks to increase the population density of a given urban area by expanding upward, redeveloping preexisting buildings and lots, constructing new facilities in available spaces, it is theorized that discouraging urban sprawl and encouraging further development of housing units in preexisting urban areas will lead to a net gain in social and economic prosperity. A major feature of modern urban consolidation practices is the incorporation of urban green space and open space areas. In higher density environments, incorporating natural settings into the landscape design can have positive impacts, such as increased happiness, decreased stress, a reduction in maintenance costs. There are broadly three kinds of urban consolidation: Market-led consolidation of existing residential areas involves residential redevelopment of established dwellings as well as non-residential land and buildings at higher densities than the metropolitan average.

Transit-oriented development involves high-density residential and mixed-use buildings within walkable precincts around public transport nodes referred to as Activity centres. The third approach is to require that all new development on the urban fringe of existing metropolitan areas is at higher densities than the current average for those cities; the term "urban consolidation" first appears in social science and urban planning literature around the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Much of the existing literature on urban consolidation comes from Australia. Throughout the 20th century, implementation of urban consolidation policies appears to come in'waves', separated by population surges stemming from major events like World War I and II. Urban consolidation policies began to appear in the United States around the same time, with one of the earliest examples being a proposal for the consolidation of railroad lines in Iowa and Minnesota to increase the capacity and efficiency of existing passenger and freight traffic.

Although urban consolidation policies may have many positive social and environmental effects, there are limits to the extent of its benefits. Efficiency is a key feature of urban consolidation, but the aspect of infrastructure capacity is overlooked; as a city's infrastructure is used by an increasing number of people, the systems must be upgraded and retrofitted, a process which can cost hundreds of millions of dollars. Falling under this category of'capacity' are common features of civilization, such as roads, drainage systems, open spaces. Roads in areas with urban consolidation policies are overburdened with increased intercity traffic in addition to the preexisting suburban commuter traffic, this problem is not always solved with transit-oriented development. Drainage systems are impacted by higher populations leading to increased flooding and pollutant runoff. Open spaces in high-density urban areas conflict with urban consolidation policies. Brownfield Site- land suspected or known to be contaminated by pollutants from previous industrial and commercial businesses.

Urban consolidation policies seek to restore these abandoned spaces into parks and wildlife habitats, sometimes in an effort to make green spaces more accessible to inner city residents. Greenfield Site- undeveloped and unpolluted land located in a rural or urban area. Urban consolidation aims to develop these areas for retail business, public services, housing. Housing Affordability- the price level at which people can purchase or lease houses and apartments while maintaining a sufficient income flow to fulfill basic needs. Urban consolidation policies have been successful at increasing population density through more affordable housing. Transit-oriented Development- the development of public transportation with a core goal of maximizing the number of urban business and recreational spaces. Replacing car-oriented infrastructure with public transportation and making pedestrian activity a priority is key to increasing and optimizing urban density. Activity centre Automobile dependency Circles of Sustainability Compact City Green belt London Plan Medium-density housing Melbourne 2030 Mixed-use development New Urbanism Sustainable development Transit-oriented development Urban growth boundary

St. John's Military School

St. John's Military School, located in Salina, was a private boarding military school for male students from grades 6 to 12, it aimed to develop students' academic and leadership skills in a "military environment" overseen by a President, Academic Dean and Commandant of Cadets. It has the capacity for 220 students. After numerous lawsuits and investigations regarding its culture of physical and sexual abuse going back decades, the school announced it will close on May 11, 2019. St John's was one of the highest ranked JROTC programs in the United States; because of its high ranking in the Annual Formal Inspection, the school was allotted up to fifteen recommendations to the U. S. Military Academies; the school year ran from late August to early May. Honors classes are offered in English and Social Studies. Advanced Placement classes for college credit were offered in English, Pre-Calculus, Chemistry, U. S. History and Computer Science; the school had a comprehensive set of elective courses for students entering the work force upon graduation.

St. John's was founded in 1887 by the Bishop of Kansas, Elisha Thomas, as an Episcopal boarding school for boys aged 8–18. Salina Troop 1, one of the oldest Boy Scout troops in America, was organized on January 21, 1910, by F. John Romanes, an instructor at St. John's who knew Lord Baden-Powell, the British founder of Scouting, founded Scouting in Colorado Springs, Colorado; the school's original building, Vail Hall, was completed in 1888 and enlarged in 1904. Since 1979, the annual graduation ceremony includes a traditional passing around of the building's front door handle, retrieved from the fire wreckage; the school was used in the filming of Up the Academy, a Mad magazine spoof about military boarding schools. The 1980 movie was filmed in Salina on the school's campus. A wide range of abuse claims were filed against St. John's in a federal lawsuit in March 2012. An amended complaint was filed by six sets of parents on behalf of cadets from California, Tennessee, Colorado and Illinois; the lawsuit was settled with undisclosed terms in March 2014.

According to court records, as of June 2012 St. John's had settled fourteen previous abuse-related lawsuits filed since 2006. A March 2013 report found been 339 complaints of beatings, hazing and abuse over five years, including of students being branded. In December 2018, St. John's was ordered by an arbitrator to pay $369,175 to the family of a student, 11 years old in 2014 when he was bullied and sodomized by another student. St. John's was accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education, it is a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools and the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States. The school had an Army JROTC; the JROTC Department sponsored the rifle and drill teams. The 125th Corps of Cadets received a perfect score of 1,000 points on their annual formal inspection, it was the first perfect score in the school's history, few military schools have received a perfect score. Their highest score was a 999; the status as a JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction permits St. John's to make up to three recommendations to each of the five service academies: United States Merchant Marine Academy, United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy, United States Air Force Academy.

St. John's competed on the junior varsity and varsity levels with other independent and public schools; the interscholastic sports are: Football Soccer Cross Country Basketball Wrestling Golf Baseball Tennis Rifle Team Mark Cerney, founder of the Next of Kin Registry model Dean Hargrove, television producer and director Official website

Widefield School District 3

The Widefield School District 3 is a public school district serving parts of western El Paso County, United States. It serves Security-Widefield, but it serves southeastern Colorado Springs, where the district office is located. 1874: Widefield School District 3 was founded to include three communities: Widefield and Truckton 1912: Widefield School opened near Highway 85/87 1942: Camp Carson opened west of Widefield 1951: Widefield School District 3 organized 1955: First homes built in "Security Village" 1955: J. A. Talbott hired as Superintendent 1955: Widefield Elementary opened 1956: North Elementary opened 1957: Venetucci Elementary opened 1958: Widefield High School opened 1958: Widefield Homes development began 1959: Richard Taylor hired as Superintendent after unexpected death of J. A. Talbott 1959: S. A. Wilson Elementary opened 1959: Sproul Junior High opened 1960: Security Metropolitan Park & Recreation District was formed 1961: District Administration Building opened 1962: C. A. Foster Stadium built at WHS 1963: Talbott Elementary opened 1963: Development of Stratmoor Valley began 1964: Pinello Elementary opened 1964: Watson Junior High opened 1966: Community Center complex opened new library and recreation facilities 1969: Dr. C.

F. Clemmer hired as Superintendent 1969: Webster Elementary opened 1970: WHS auditorium completed 1973: Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary opened 1973: Dr. A. J. Brendall hired as Superintendent 1973: Old Widefield School renamed the Kittie Paster School 1973: Peaceful Valley Estates developed 1973: Janitell Junior High opened 1974: New WHS Gymnasium completed 1978: Security Park and Recreation District were assimilated into WSD3 1978: Dr. James Knox hired as Superintendent 1979: Current Administration Building opened 1981: Dr. Leonard Bartel hired as Superintendent 1986: Sunrise Elementary opened 1987: Alternative High School opened 1987: French Elementary opened 1991: Gene Cosby hired as Superintendent 1997: Mesa Ridge High School opened 2001: Dr. Mark Hatchell hired as Superintendent 2002: Widefield School District 3 was the only school district in the state to pass a mill levy override. 2005: Widefield Elementary School celebrated its 50th birthday. 2007: Stan Richardson hired as Superintendent 2008: Widefield High School celebrated its 50th birthday 2011: North Elementary becomes re-purposed to be a preschool Widefield Preschool - Formerly North Elementary School in 2011-2012 school year French Elementary King Elementary North Elementary - repurposed as a preschool starting in the 2011-2012 school year Pinello Elementary Sunrise Elementary Talbott Elementary Venetucci Elementary Widefield Elementary Webster ElementaryA former school, the S.

A. Wilson Elementary School in Security-Widefield, built in 1959-61, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017, it was one of six elementary schools in Widefield School District built during 1954 to 1961, during which the district grew from 125 students to more than 3,500 students. The building became the S. A. Wilson Center, hosting several school district resources. Janitell Junior High Sproul Junior High Watson Junior High Grand Mountain K-8 Discovery High School, Widefield Mesa Ridge High School Widefield High School James Madison Charter Academy List of school districts in Colorado Official site

James Johnson (minister)

James "Holy" Johnson was a prominent clergyman and one of the first African members of Nigeria's Legislative Council. He was born in Sierra Leone in 1836 to liberated African parents of Yoruba origin. Johnson enrolled in a Church Mission Society school went on to Fourah Bay Institution, located in Freetown, graduating in 1858, he was a school teacher until 1863. The CMS was impressed by Johnson's potential, sent him to its Yoruba mission in Nigeria, first in Lagos and in Abeokuta, he was unsuccessful as a missionary because of his rigid morality, in 1880 was instead appointed pastor of the Breadfruit Church in Lagos. When the Lagos Colony was separated from the Gold Coast in 1886, the legislative council of the new colony was composed of four official and three unofficial members. Lagos Colony Governor Alfred Moloney nominated two Africans as unofficial representatives and the trader Charles Joseph George. In 1890, Johnson became assistant Bishop of the Niger Delta and Benin territories, holding this post until his death in 1917.

He believed in a puritan, evangelistic Christianity, but was hostile to other aspects of European culture which he felt were not suitable to Africa. Johnson received the degree Doctor of Divinity from the Durham University in March 1900. List of Christian missionaries List of Nigerians List of Sierra Leoneans Notes Bibliography