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Vermillion, South Dakota

Vermillion is a city in and the county seat of Clay County, in the southeastern corner of the state of South Dakota, the eleventh largest city in the state. According to the 2010 Census, the population was 10,571; the city lies atop a bluff near the Missouri River. The area has been home to various Native American tribes for centuries. French fur traders first visited in the late 18th century. Vermillion was founded in 1859 and incorporated in 1873; the name refers to the Lakota name: wa sa wak pa'la. Home to the University of South Dakota, Vermillion has a mixed academic and rural character: the university is a major academic institution for the state, with its only law and medical schools and its only AACSB-accredited business school. Major farm products include corn and alfalfa. Lewis and Clark camped at the mouth of the Vermillion River near the present-day town on August 24, 1804; the previous day, they had killed their first bison. In May 1843, John James Audubon visited the Vermillion ravine to view the bird life.

The town was considered for the location of South Dakota's first mental institution in 1873, but the hospital was awarded to nearby Yankton. The original town was below the bluffs on the banks of the Missouri River, three-quarters of it washed away in the Great Flood of 1881. William Jennings Bryan and William Howard Taft—candidates for the U. S. Presidency in the 1908 election -- spoke in Vermillion on September 29, 1908, respectively. Along with Eugene Chafin, they toured South Dakota by train, including stops in Mitchell, Tripp and Elk Point. John Philip Sousa conducted the Sousa Band on October 26, 1926, at the facility that in 1929 became known as Slagle Auditorium. On March 24, 1967, in Vermillion, Thomas James White Hawk and William Stands murdered jeweler James Yeado and raped his wife. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.03 square miles, all land. The elevation of the city is 1,221 feet. Vermillion operates under the council-manager form of government.

Its governing body has nine members. Eight City Council members are elected with two members representing each ward; the Mayor presides over City Council meetings. The mayor may vote on all matters coming before the governing body. With the consent of the City Council, the mayor appoints individuals to serve on the Library Board and Planning Commission; the Library Board oversees the operations of the Vermillion Public Library and appoints a Library Director. All services and programs provided by the library are overseen by the board; the Planning Commission is charged with overseeing the long-range planning of the community, including zoning issues and formulation of the Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Commission serves a vital role in recommending major policy changes to the governing body for the development of the community; as of the census of 2010, there were 10,571 people, 3,811 households, 1,692 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,623.1 inhabitants per square mile.

There were 4,043 housing units at an average density of 1,003.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 89.6% White, 1.7% African American, 3.6% Native American, 2.1% Asian, 0.5% from other races, 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population. There were 3,811 households of which 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, 55.6% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.90. The median age in the city was 23.4 years. 15.3% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 52.2 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 9,765 people, 3,647 households, 1,801 families residing in the city; the population density was 2,549.3 people per square mile.

There were 3,967 housing units at an average density of 1,035.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 90.95% White, 1.29% African American, 3.37% Native American, 2.46% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, 1.56% from two or more races. 1.07 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 3,647 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.5% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 50.6% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.90. In the city, the population was spread out with 17.5% under the age of 18, 36.2% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 13.4% from 45 to 64, 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $24,095, the median income for a family was $40,109. Males had a median income of $28,180 versus $20,975 for females; the per capita income for the city was $13,909. 26.2% of the population and 16.2% of families were below the poverty line. Out o

Jim Forrest (footballer, born 1944)

James Forrest is a Scottish former professional footballer, who played as a striker for Rangers, Preston and Hong Kong Rangers. Forrest was born in Glasgow, raised in the Townhead district of the city and signed for Rangers as a schoolboy. In coming into the first-team, he displaced Jimmy Millar as the successful early 1960s Rangers side was breaking up, he was known as a prolific goalscorer – in total scoring 145 goals in his 163 games for Rangers, his 50th goal for the club coming in his 45th appearance. He scored 57 goals in the 1964–65 season, just two short of Jimmy McGrory of Celtic who holds the record of most goals scored in a season in British football. Forrest holds the record for number of goals scored for Rangers in a League Cup match, scoring five in an 8–0 victory over Stirling Albion in August 1966. Other highlights included two goals in his first Old Firm appearance in 1963, four in the 1963 Scottish League Cup Final win over Morton, both goals in the 1964 Scottish League Cup Final victory over Celtic, another five-goal haul against Hamilton in a 1965 league game.

His Rangers career came to an end shortly after the infamous Scottish Cup defeat to Berwick Rangers in January 1967. He and George McLean were deemed to blame, both were dropped by manager Scot Symon and transferred within weeks. After spending a year at Preston, he had a five-year stint at Aberdeen, where he received a Scottish Cup winner's medal in 1970, before transferring to Hong Kong Rangers in 1973. Forrest played five times for Scotland between 1965 and 1971, but did not score, he had featured for the Under-23 side. Forrest's cousin, Alex Willoughby, was a professional footballer; the two were team-mates at Drumchapel, Rangers and Hong Kong Rangers. Jim Forrest at the Scottish Football Association Jim Forrest at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database

The Singles 1981–1983

The Singles 1981–1983 is a greatest hits mini-album by English post-punk band Bauhaus. It was released in 1983 by record label Beggars Banquet; the version of "Ziggy Stardust" included on the EP is taken from the live session recorded for the BBC Radio 1 David Jensen Show, first broadcast on 22 July 1982. All tracks are written except "Ziggy Stardust", written by David Bowie. BauhausDaniel Ash – guitar, backing vocals, production David J – bass guitar, backing vocals, production Kevin Haskinsdrums, percussion Peter Murphy – lead vocals, productionTechnicalHugh Jones – production on "Spirit" John Sparrow – production on "Ziggy Stardust" Derek Tomkins – engineering on "Lagartija Nick" and "She's in Parties" The Singles 1981–1983 at Discogs

History of Sarasota, Florida

The area known today as Sarasota, Florida first appeared on a sheepskin Spanish map from 1763 with the word "Zarazote" over present day Sarasota and Bradenton. The municipal government of Sarasota was established when it was incorporated as a town in 1902. Fifteen thousand years ago, when humans first settled in Florida, the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico was one hundred miles farther to the west. In this era and gathering was the primary means of subsistence; this was only possible in areas where water sources prey alike. Deep springs and catchment basins, such as Warm Mineral Springs, were close enough to the Sarasota area to provide campsites, but too far away for permanent settlements; as the Pleistocene glaciers melted, a more temperate climate began to advance northward. Sea levels began rising. Archaeological research in Sarasota documents more than ten thousand years of seasonal occupation by native peoples. For five thousand years while the current sea level existed, fishing in Sarasota Bay was the primary source of protein and large mounds of discarded shells and fish bones attest to the prehistoric human settlements that existed in Sarasota and were sustained by the bounty of its bay.

People living in the area of the present boundaries of Sarasota were part of the Manasota culture, an archaeological culture that existed in the area from Pasco County to Sarasota County from about 500 B. C. until about 900. The Safety Harbor culture, which developed out of the Manasota culture around 900, covered much of the same area. Safety Harbor sites continued to be occupied after the Spanish reached Florida, as European artifacts have been found in the sites. Safety Harbor people built temple mounds in the primary towns of their chiefdoms. About twenty temple mound sites are known, including the Whitaker Mound that used to stand near Sarasota Bay in what is now downtown Sarasota, "Mound Street" being named for it; the Whitaker Mound, a number of other mounds in what is now Sarasota, were destroyed in the twentieth century to make room for development. Others were convenient sources of shell used in road paving. Europeans first explored the area in the early sixteenth century; the first recorded contact was in 1513, when a Spanish expedition landed at Charlotte Harbor, just to the south.

Spanish was used by the natives during some of the initial encounters, providing evidence of earlier contacts. In 1539, Spanish Conquistador Hernando de Soto sailed into South Tampa Bay and made landing at Little Manatee River. On early maps, the smaller bay along the coast to the south and the areas of contemporary Bradenton and Sarasota were identified as Zara Zota, Zara Sota, Sarazota, or Sarasota on maps; the sheltered bay and its harbor attracted marine traders. Soon there were fishing camps called, along the bay that were established by both Americans and Cubans who traded fish and turtles with merchants in Havana. Florida changed hands between the Spanish, the English, the Spanish again. There were three claimants to Spanish land grants in and around Sarasota Bay, which were not confirmed by the United States. With the Treaty of Moultrie Creek in 1823, all of the remaining Native Americans who had lived in the area were pushed to a reservation in the interior of Florida. In May 1840, Brigadier Gen. Walker Keith Armistead established Fort Armistead in Sarasota along the bay.

Fort Armistead was established because Armistead wanted to move against Native American settlements to the south of Fort Brooke. This was due to the fact that Native Americans were raiding because of the lack of resources in areas to which they were being restricted, it became the southern headquarters for Fort Brooke. The fort is thought to have been located in the Indian Beach area, it only existed for seven months. The army established the fort at a rancho operated by Louis Pacheco, an African slave working for his Cuban-American owner. Shortly before the fort was abandoned because of severe epidemics, the chiefs of the Seminole tribe gathered to discuss their impending forced march to the Oklahoma Territory; these were Native Americans. They had maintained permanent settlements that were used from late fall through spring, moving to settlements farther north during the summer. Most of the indigenous natives of Florida, such as the Tocobaga and the Caloosa, had perished from epidemics carried by the Spanish.

Soon the remaining Seminoles were forced south into the Big Cypress Swamp and, in 1842, the lands in Sarasota, which were held by the federal government, were among those opened to private ownership by those of European descent via the Armed Occupation Act passed by the Congress of the United States. Louis Pacheco was deported with the Native Americans to Oklahoma. European settlers arrived in significant numbers in the late 1840s; the area had a Spanish name, Zara Zote, on maps dating back to the early eighteenth century, it was retained as Sara Sota. The initial settlers were attracted by the beauty and bounty of Sarasota Bay. Sarasota has been governed by several different jurisdictions. Not becoming a state until 1845, Florida was acquired by the United States as a territory in 1819. Hillsborough County was created from Alachua and Monroe counties in 1834 and many early land titles cite it as the county governing Sarasota. Hillsborough was divided in 1855, placing Sarasota under the governance of Manatee County until 1921, when three new counties were carved out of portions of Manatee.

One of those new counties was called Sarasota, the city was made its seat. Th

Woodland Park railway station

Woodland Park was an unstaffed halt on the Dyserth branch line in North Wales. The branch opened in 1869 for mineral traffic. In 1905 the LNWR began an innovative passenger service along the branch using steam Railmotors; the halt opened with the new service. It was situated in open country next to an overbridge carrying the road to Rhuddlan. Although the road is shown as "Meliden Road" on both maps of the era and modern maps the halt was named Rhuddlan Road. In the 1920s the substantial Woodland Park housing estate was built between the line and Prestatyn, utterly changing the character of the area; the halt was renamed Woodland Park in 1923 to reflect this new market. Railmotors had retracting steps; the halt was therefore built with a short ground level platform. It had no waiting facilities whatever, but by 1910 a cabin little larger than two phone booths was provided; the passenger service lasted only until 1930, when it was withdrawn by the LMS. The line remained open to serve a quarry at Dyserth until complete closure in 1973.

Since closure most of the former railway has been converted into a footpath. At the former station site visitors on this walk will notice the ground being higher up on the left when walking from Prestatyn towards Dyserth.

New Talent Singing Awards Toronto Audition

New Talent Singing Awards Toronto Audition, or NTSA Toronto for short, is an annual singing contest organized by Fairchild Television in Toronto that selects the city's representative in the New Talent Singing Awards International Finals organized by TVB in Hong Kong. The finals this year was held on June 20, 2009 at Canada's Wonderland in Vaughan, Ontario; the slogan for this year's contest is "620 歌樂蜚聲Wonderland". The Masters of Ceremonies this year include Fairchild Radio DJs Poon Chun-Ming, Leo Shiu and Miss Chinese Toronto 2005 Elva Ni; the special performing guest was cantopop group Soler from Hong Kong. This year included a band competition called e-Rock Band Competition and had 3 competitors. 1997 Winner Sunny Shum 岑恩鎏 became a TV presenter for Fairchild TV hosted What's On from 1997 - 2000, MC in NTSA Toronto final in 2000.. 1997 First Runner-Up & Golden Voice Award winner Sandy Sun 孫小珊 is a DJ for Fairchild Radio in Toronto. 1998 Winner Noella Choi 蔡瑋瑜 went on to win the 2007 Ontario Independent Music Awards Best Female Award.

She has written music and provided vocals for songs featured in various TVB series including Steps and Dance of Passion. She has released 2 albums. 1999 Winner Leo Siu 蕭嘉俊 hosted What's On from 2000 - 2004 and co-host NTSA Toronto in 2003. He was a presenter for TVB's entertainment news channel for a while during his time in Hong Kong. 2001 Winner Jing Lu 盧婧 organized her own music band. 2002 Winner Philip Wei 韋景堯 sang a featured number in the Disney Movie Chicken Little 四眼雞丁. Philip is now signed to Star Entertainment. On August 7, 2009 Philip released his debut mini-album "Romance." 2003 Winner Yan Fung 馮智賢 held his debut concert, Getting Ready at the Ontario Science Centre in April, 2007. Yan was signed to BanBan Music. 2003 First Runner-Up June Tang 鄧芷茵 is now signed to Star Entertainment. 2004 Second Runner-Up Thomas Chong 莊子軒 now hosts What's On for Fairchild TV. 2004 Finalist "Ivan Chan 陳廣偉 a.k.a. Jason Chan" is now signed to Sony BMG Hong Kong 2006 Winner Bosco Lai is now working as a senior analyst at Macquarie in Houston, Texas.

He has now begun a career in country music karaoke. 2007 First Runner-Up Susanna Chan 陳銘莉 now hosts What's On for Fairchild TV. 2007 Second Runner-Up Alan Ho 何偉圖 now is back at HK Here is a Toronto representative who have won awards in the NTSA International Finals. Jing Lu 盧婧: NTSA International 2001 Second Runner-Up Emily Hui 許家欣: NTSA International 2012 Second Runner-Up Yumiko Cheng, special performing guest for the 2007 Finals, had a wardrobe malfunction when her tube dress slid down during her performance of a dance song. During the incident, there were several close-ups of her from the waist up captured by television cameras that displayed her unintentional flashing; because the program was broadcast live in Toronto, the entire performance was aired without censoring. However, when the program was aired on time delay in Vancouver three hours the entire song in which the incident has happened was edited out, it was explained by her manager, Mani Fok, that the reason for Yumiko's tube dress sliding down was due to the dress not being able to withhold the weight of the headphones receiver that Yumiko was wearing for her performance.

Hence, the tube top started to slide down. When asked why Yumiko did not do more to secure her tubetop, Fok explained that the tube top was secured by double-sided tape and that the receiver was secured with duct tape upon clipping onto the tubetop. Further protection procedures would make the tube dress too tight for Yumiko to wear. 2001 First Runner-Up Candy Leung 梁敏菁 was a finalist at the NTSA Hong Kong Regional Finals in 2000. 2006 Finalist Danielle Li 李東妮 made it to the semi-finals. 2007 Finalist Angela Zhang 張嘉妮 entered and won Calgary New Talent Singing Awards in 2005 and represented Calgary in the NTSA International Finals that year. Faichild TV would sometimes hire Asian singers or local artists to be the Special Guest performing in the finals. 2000 Gabriel Harrison 海俊傑, Halina Tam 譚小環 2001 Fei Fei Ding 丁菲飛, Hei Wong 王喜 2002 Anthony Wong 黃耀明 2003 Jade Kwan 關心妍 2004 Denise Ho 何韻詩 2005 Ella Koon 官恩娜 2006 Janice Vidal 衛蘭 2007 Yumiko Cheng 鄭希怡 2008 Vincy Chan 泳兒 2009 Soler 2010 Pong Nan 藍奕邦 2011 敖嘉年, 鄧小巧 2012 周柏豪 2013 Shine 2014 張繼聰 New Talent Singing Awards New Talent Singing Awards Vancouver Audition Calgary New Talent Singing Awards New Talent Singing Awards Toronto Audition Official Website