Vernier, Switzerland

Vernier is a municipality in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland. It is divided into different sections: Vernier Village, Le Lignon, Aïre, Les Avanchets, Cointrin and Châtelaine. Vernier has an area, as of 2009, of 7.68 square kilometers. Of this area, 1.01 km2 or 13.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.74 km2 or 9.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 5.57 km2 or 72.5% is settled, 0.33 km2 or 4.3% is either rivers or lakes and 0.01 km2 or 0.1% is unproductive land. Of the built up area, industrial buildings made up 10.0% of the total area while housing and buildings made up 32.8% and transportation infrastructure made up 15.9%. Power and water infrastructure as well as other special developed areas made up 7.6% of the area while parks, green belts and sports fields made up 6.3%. Out of the forested land, 8.5% of the total land area is forested and 1.2% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 6.4% is used for growing crops and 5.9% is pastures. All the water in the municipality is flowing water.

The municipality of Vernier consists of the sub-sections or villages of Champs-Prévost, Bel-Ebat, Etang-des-Tritons, Les Avanchets, Balexert - centre, Vernier - Cointrin, Balexert - Crozet, Châtelaine - SIMONET, Châtelaine - village, Etang - Philibert-de-SAUVAGE. Vernier has a population of 34,791; as of 2008, 43.8% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has changed at a rate of 13.2%. It has changed at a rate of 7.1 % due to births and deaths. Most of the population speaks French, with Portuguese being second most common and Italian being third. There are 23 people who speak Romansh; as of 2008, the gender distribution of the population was 50.4 % female. The population was made up of 7,916 non-Swiss men. There were 7,148 non-Swiss women. Of the population in the municipality 5,327 or about 18.0% were born in Vernier and lived there in 2000. There were 5,528 or 18.7% who were born in the same canton, while 3,890 or 13.2% were born somewhere else in Switzerland, 13,422 or 45.4% were born outside of Switzerland.

In 2008 there were 184 live births to Swiss citizens and 164 births to non-Swiss citizens, in same time span there were 111 deaths of Swiss citizens and 36 non-Swiss citizen deaths. Ignoring immigration and emigration, the population of Swiss citizens increased by 73 while the foreign population increased by 128. There were 87 Swiss women who emigrated from Switzerland. At the same time, there were 318 non-Swiss men and 333 non-Swiss women who immigrated from another country to Switzerland; the total Swiss population change in 2008 was an increase of 205 and the non-Swiss population increased by 391 people. This represents a population growth rate of 1.9%. The age distribution of the population is children and teenagers make up 25.4% of the population, while adults make up 62.3% and seniors make up 12.3%. As of 2000, there were 12,250 people who never married in the municipality. There were 13,922 married individuals, 1,262 widows or widowers and 2,125 individuals who are divorced; as of 2000, there were 12,211 private households in the municipality, an average of 2.3 persons per household.

There were 4,296 households that consist of only one person and 793 households with five or more people. Out of a total of 12,471 households that answered this question, 34.4% were households made up of just one person and there were 49 adults who lived with their parents. Of the rest of the households, there are 2,754 married couples without children, 3,917 married couples with children There were 1,040 single parents with a child or children. There were 155 households that were made up of unrelated people and 260 households that were made up of some sort of institution or another collective housing. In 2000 there were 1,103 single family homes out of a total of 1,964 inhabited buildings. There were 578 multi-family buildings, along with 203 multi-purpose buildings that were used for housing and 80 other use buildings that had some housing. Of the single family homes 113 were built before 1919, while 172 were built between 1990 and 2000; the greatest number of single family homes were built between 1946 and 1960.

The most multi-family homes were built between 1961 and 1970 and the next most were built between 1946 and 1960. There were 36 multi-family houses built between 1996 and 2000. In 2000 there were 13,219 apartments in the municipality; the most common apartment size was 3 rooms of which there were 4,381. There were 1,856 apartments with five or more rooms. Of these apartments, a total of 11,873 apartments were permanently occupied, while 1,018 apartments were seasonally occupied and 328 apartments were empty; as of 2009, the construction rate of new housing units was 2.2 new units per 1000 residents. The vacancy rate for the municipality, in 2010, was 0.16%. The historical population is given in the following chart: Émilie de Morsier a Swiss feminist and abolitionist. Nelly Buntschu is a Swiss politician, Mayor of Vernier for eight years, 1999-2007 Lionel Pizzinat a Swiss

James Allan (Australian footballer)

James Allan is an Australian rules football player who played for the North Adelaide Roosters and the Norwood Redlegs in the South Australian National Football League. Allan is a three-time winner of the Magarey Medal. Allan was recruited to the Roosters from his home in Lara, for the 2007 season and became an instant star for the club. After making his league debut against Central District in round 1 of the 2007 season Allan went on to win the first of his three Magarey Medals, he dominated the media awards for the season winning The Advertiser and Football Budget Player of the Year and won selection in The Advertiser's Team of the Year. He won North Adelaide's best and fairest award for the first of five consecutive times. North's form for 2007 rose with the arrival of Allan and they played in their first Grand Final since their 1991 premiership. Central District were too good for the Roosters, North going down by 65 points, 5.12 to 16.11. Allan continued to take the SANFL by storm, further dominating league and club awards.

He added the 2010 and 2011 Magarey Medals to his 2007 win and would be selected to every Advertiser Team of the Year since his debut as well as five consecutive Football Budget Player of the Year awards from 2007–2011. As of the end of the 2011 season, Allan is second only to Barrie Robran in both Magarey Medal wins and North Adelaide best and fairest awards. Allan has won five best and fairest awards for the Roosters while Robran won eight during his stellar career. On 5 September 2012, it was announced that Allan would end his career with North Adelaide at the end of the season and return to his native Victoria in 2013. In mid-November 2013, the North Adelaide Football Club announced that Allan was returning to take up a teaching position in Adelaide and would rejoin the club as a player for the 2014 season. For North Adelaide fans, Allan did not play for the club in 2014. Due to salary cap issues he could not come to terms with the club and announced he would play for rival club Norwood, he was included in Norwood's 2014 Grand Final team after missing the previous six weeks with a broken arm.

He finished with 23 disposals, five clearances and five tackles and most a premiership medallion. Allan has represented South Australia twice in interstate football. North Adelaide Roosters player profile at James Allan at

Harwood Greenhalgh

Ernest Harwood Greenhalgh was an English footballer who played for England as a full back in the first international match against Scotland. Greenhalgh was born in Mansfield and played for Notts County, before the foundation of The Football League, from 1869 to 1883 making over 147 appearances as a defender and was made captain in 1872, his arrival at Notts County in 1869 helped to "greatly improve results, due to his great influence and leadership". He was one of only two players not from a London-based or university team to be chosen by the England selectors for the match against Scotland on 30 November 1872. In this match he played as the only full back in a 1-1-8 or 1-2-7 formation and was Notts County's first international representative. From the eleven who played in the first international, the England selectors only recalled Greenhalgh and Charles Chenery for the return match on 8 March 1873, which resulted in a 4–2 victory for England. In 1882–83 his leadership helped County to reach the FA Cup semi-finals where they lost to Old Etonians by 2–1 at the Kennington Oval.

After retiring from playing in 1883, Greenhalgh continued to play an important part in the development of football, helping to found Greenhalgh's F. C. in Mansfield. He was the owner of Field Mill in Mansfield, the home of Mansfield Mechanics F. C. until becoming the home of Mansfield Town in 1916. Greenhalgh was married to Kate his occupation was as a cotton doubler employing 320 women, 50 men and 8 boys and as a yarn agent and salesman. Ernest Greenhalgh at England profile