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Waterloo, Ontario

Waterloo is a city in Ontario, Canada. It is the smallest of three cities in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, is adjacent to the city of Kitchener. Kitchener and Waterloo are jointly referred to as "Kitchener–Waterloo", "KW", or the "Twin Cities". While there were several unsuccessful attempts to combine the municipalities of Kitchener and Waterloo, following the 1973 establishment of the Region of Waterloo there was less motivation to do so. At the time of the 2016 census, the population of Waterloo was 104,986; the Haldimand Proclamation was a land grant to the Iroquois to compensate for their wartime alliance with the British during the American Revolution. Block Number 2 was purchased by Richard Beasley from Joseph Brant with a mortgage held by the Six Nations. Block 2, 94,012 acres in size, was situated in the District of Gore. To meet his mortgage obligations Beasley had to sell portions of the land to settlers; this was counter to the original mortgage agreement, but subsequent changes to the agreement were made to permit land sales.

Mennonites from Pennsylvania counties Lancaster and Montgomery were the first wave of immigrants to the area. In the year 1800 alone Beasley sold over 14,000 acres to Mennonite settlers. A group of 26 Mennonites from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania pooled their resources into the German Company of Pennsylvania, represented by Daniel Erb and Samuel Bricker; the Company purchase all the unsold land from Beasley in 1803 resulting in a discharge of the mortgage held by the Six Nations. This discharge allowed Beasley to clear his obligation with the Six Nations, allowed the settlers to have deeds to their purchased land; the payment to Beasley, in cash, arrived from Pennsylvania in kegs, carried in a wagon surrounded by armed guards. Many of the pioneers that arrived from Pennsylvania after November 1803 bought land in a 60,000 acre tract of Block 2 from the German Company of Pennsylvania; the tract included two-thirds of Block 2. Many of the first farms were least four hundred acres in size; the Mennonites divided the land into smaller lots.

Erb called the founder of Waterloo, had come to the area in 1806 from Franklin County, Pennsylvania. He bought 900 acres of bush land in 1806 from the German Company and founded a sawmill and grist mill; the grist mill operated continuously for 111 years. Other early settlers of what would become Waterloo included Samuel and Elia Schneider who arrived in 1816; until about 1820, settlements such as this were quite small. In 1816 the new Waterloo Township was incorporated while being named after Waterloo, the site of the Battle of Waterloo, which had ended the Napoleonic Wars in Europe. After that war, the new township became a popular destination for German immigrants. By the 1840s, German settlers had overtaken the Mennonites as the dominant segment of the population. Many Germans settled in the small hamlet to the southeast of Waterloo. In their honour, the village was named Berlin in 1833. By 1831, Waterloo had a small post office in the King and Erb Street area, operated by Daniel Snyder, some 11 years before one would open in neighbouring Berlin.

The Smith's Canadian Gazetteer of 1846 states that the Township of Waterloo consisted of Pennsylvanian Mennonites and immigrants directly from Germany who had brought money with them. At the time, many did not speak English. There were eight grist and twenty saw mills in the township. In 1841, the population count was 4424. In 1846 the village of Waterloo had a population of 200, "mostly Germans". There was a sawmill and some tradesmen. By comparison, Berlin had a population of about 400 "mostly German", more tradesmen than the village of Waterloo. Berlin was chosen as the site of the seat for the County of Waterloo in 1853. By 1869, the population was 2000. Waterloo was incorporated as a village in 1857 and became the Town of Waterloo in 1876 and the City of Waterloo in 1948. In 2016, a corduroy road was unearthed in the King St. area of the business district. The road was built by Mennonites using technology acquired in Lancaster County Pennsylvania, between the late 1790s and 1816; the log road was buried in about 1840 and a new road built on top of it.

Waterloo's city centre is near the intersection of Erb streets. Since 1961, the centrepiece has been the Waterloo Town Square shopping centre, which underwent a thorough renovation in 2006. Much of the mall was torn down and has been replaced by buildings that emphasize street-facing storefronts. Residents refer to the Waterloo city centre as "uptown", while "downtown" is reserved for the Kitchener city centre, as Kitchener had been the dominant centre, Waterloo was a small town on the Kitchener's north side. Waterloo surged into a significant City in the third-quarter of the 20th Century, due in large part to its role as a university city, it has benefited with the growth of insurance companies. Waterloo has prospered with the relationship between the Tech Sector, which has blossomed, the University of Waterloo whose technology graduates have excelled. Blackberry Research In Motion, is the best example; the city centre was once along Albert Street, near the Marsland Centre and the Waterloo Public Library.

The town hall, fire hall, farmers' market were located there. Amidst some controversy, all w

John Wood (Kent cricketer, born 1745)

John Wood was an English cricketer who played for Kent. His career began in the 1760s before first-class statistics began to be recorded and his known first-class career spans the 1772 to 1783 seasons, he has been confused with his namesake who played for Surrey at the same time. Although Wood is credited with 12 first-class appearances by CricketArchive, there are only 10 which can be attributed to him. Using the data in Scores and Biographies, there were 12 matches in which a player known only as "Wood" took part, with Wood of Surrey recorded in 13. According to John Nyren, Wood of Kent was a "change bowler, tall, bony and a good general player". According to H T Waghorn, he suffered a serious knee injury in 1773 and there were fears of amputation being necessary. However, he was playing again in 1774; the first time a John Wood is mentioned in the sources is when one plays for Caterham against Hambledon in 1769. This was the Surrey-based player. In the same season, a player called Wood played for the Duke of Dorset's XI against Wrotham in the minor match that featured John Minshull's century.

Given Dorset's strong Kent connection, this was John Wood of Kent. G B Buckley, Fresh Light on 18th Century Cricket, Cotterell, 1935 Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 1, Lillywhite, 1862 John Nyren, The Cricketers of my Time, Robson, 1998 H T Waghorn, Cricket Scores, etc. Blackwood, 1899 H T Waghorn, The Dawn of Cricket, Electric Press, 1906 John Wood at CricketArchive From Lads to Lord's – profile at the Wayback Machine

Accel World

Accel World is a Japanese light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by HiMA. The series began publication in ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko imprint from February 2009 and is licensed in North America by Yen Press. Two manga series began serialization in Dengeki Bunko Magazine from May 2010, with another series beginning serialization in Dengeki Daioh in January 2013. An anime adaptation by Sunrise aired in Japan between April and September 2012. An English-language version began streaming on Viz Media's Neon Alley service from April 2013. Two video games were released for the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3 on September 13, 2012, January 31, 2013, each containing an original video animation episode. An anime film titled Accel World: Infinite Burst featuring an original story by Kawahara premiered in Japan on July 23, 2016. Haruyuki "Haru" Arita is a short, overweight boy, ridiculed by delinquents at the Umesato Junior High School. Using his Neuro Linker to escape the torment of real life, he logs onto the school's Local Network cyberspace where he always plays virtual squash alone, his innate video game skills bring him to the attention of Kuroyukihime, the school's popular intellectual and attractive female Student Council Vice-President.

After helping him against the delinquents, Kuroyukihime introduces Haruyuki to Brain Burst, a secret program, able to accelerate the human cognitive process to the point at which time appears to stop. Haruyuki soon learns that Brain Burst is more than just a program, but an Augmented Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Fighting Game where people fight each other in fierce duels in order to obtain Burst Points which can be spent for acceleration abilities in the real world. Kuroyukihime enlists Haruyuki's help in reaching Level 10 within Brain Burst by defeating the "Six Kings of Pure Colour" and meet the creator of Brain Burst to learn its true purpose. With every challenge they face in the Accelerated World and Kuroyukihime, under their aliases "Silver Crow" and "Black Lotus", gather trusted allies, confront treacherous enemies and their bond grows stronger while working to attain their ultimate objective: to reach the highest in-game level and meet the game's creator, who will reveal why the game was created and the true purpose of it.

Accel World began as a light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by HiMA. Kawahara entered the first novel in the series into ASCII Media Works' 15th Dengeki Novel Prize in 2008 and the novel won the Grand Prize; the first novel was published by ASCII Media Works on February 10, 2009 under their Dengeki Bunko imprint. As of September 2018, 23 volumes have been published. At their Japan Expo USA panel, Yen Press announced the rights to publish the light novels in English; the English version is translated by Jocelyne Allen. The first volume was released on July 22, 2014. On the end of the 16th volume, Kawahara announced that he would publish the light novel series titled "The Isolator", released on June 2014, by ASCII Media Works. A manga adaptation titled Accel World illustrated by Hiroyuki Aigamo was serialized between April 10, 2010 and June 9, 2017 in ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko Magazine; the series has been collected in eight tankōbon volumes, released between July 27, 2011, February 27, 2014.

A four-panel comic strip manga titled Axel World. Illustrated by Ryuryū Akari was serialized between April 10, 2010 and June 10, 2016 in Dengeki Bunko Magazine. Five tankōbon volumes were released between July 27, 2011, October 26, 2013. In February 2014, Yen Press announced they had licensed Accel World for an English release in North America; the English translation is by Jocelyne Allen. They released the volumes between September 23, 2014 and December 11, 2018. Accel WorldAxel World An anime television series adaptation aired in Japan between April 7, 2012 and September 22, 2012; the opening theme until episode 13 is "Chase the world" by May'n and the ending theme is "→unfinished→" by Kotoko. From episode 14 onwards the opening theme is "Burst the Gravity" by Altima and the ending theme is "unite." by Sachika Misawa. Warner Home Video, ASCII Media Works, Namco Bandai Games and Genco were involved in the production of this adaptation. Viz Media announced the streaming of the anime on Hulu as of April 6, 2012.

An English-dubbed version premiered on Viz Media's online streaming service, Neon Alley, on April 19, 2013. An anime film titled Accel World: Infinite Burst featuring an original story by Kawahara has been released on July 23, 2016. Hanabee Entertainment has licensed the series alongside Little Busters!, From the new World, Campione! and The Familiar of Zero on May 2014. Two video games based on the series were developed by Banpresto and published by Namco Bandai Games for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable; the first of these, Accel World: Awakening of the Silver Wings, was released in Japan on September 13, 2012. The second one, Accel World: The Peak of Acceleration, was released in Japan on January 31, 2013; the limited edition versions of these games include an original video animation of the anime series. In Z. H. P. Unlosing Ranger VS Darkdeath Evilman for PSP, Silver Crow is an unlockable costume. In Sword Art Online: Lost Song, Black Lotus is an obtainable character and is one of the opponents you can defeat.

An action role-playing game titled Accel World vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight was announced in October 2016; the game is a crossover with Sword

Ōnokuni Yasushi

Ōnokuni Yasushi is a former sumo wrestler from Hokkaidō, Japan. Making his professional debut in 1978, he reached the top division in 1983. In 1987 he won his first yūshō or tournament championship with a perfect score and became the sport's 62nd yokozuna. However, he was able to win only one more championship before his retirement in 1991, he in 1999 became the head of Shibatayama stable. He was elected to the Japan Sumo Association's board of directors in 2018, his peak weight was 210 kg in May 1989. Aoki was born in Memuro Town, Kasai District, Hokkaidō, Japan. At school he did judo, but after a sumo tournament in the area, he was recruited to Hanakago stable by wrestler Kaiketsu Masateru and fought his first bout in March 1978 aged 15; when Kaiketsu set up his Hanaregoma stable in 1981, he took Aoki with him. He reached the second jūryō division in March 1982, the top makuuchi division a year in March 1983, he made his san'yaku debut at komusubi just three tournaments later. In November 1983, ranked as maegashira 3, he won his first special prize and three gold stars by defeating all three yokozuna.

This earned him promotion to sekiwake. The next March, he defeated three yokozuna and three ōzeki and won special prizes for Fighting Spirit and Outstanding Performance, he was runner-up in the July 1985 tournament, recording 12 wins against 3 losses, enough to secure promotion to ōzeki. He was runner-up again in his ōzeki debut, scoring 12–3 once more, his performance over the next few tournaments was good but not spectacular, until in May 1987 he won his first tournament title with a perfect record of 15 wins and no losses, becoming the first man other than Chiyonofuji to win a top division yūshō in the new Ryōgoku Kokugikan. After two runner-up performances in the next two tournaments, in September of that year he was promoted to yokozuna, sumo's highest rank, his three tournament record of 40 wins and just five losses tied with Wakanohana II as the best produced by a candidate for yokozuna promotion in the six tournaments per year era. His first tournament as yokozuna finished with a disappointing 8–7 score, but in March 1988 he beat yokozuna Hokutoumi in a play-off to achieve his second tournament victory.

However, the Kokonoe stable yokozuna Chiyonofuji and Hokutoumi were to prove dominant over the next few tournaments and he never won another tournament. He scored a famous victory over Chiyonofuji on the last day of the November 1988 tournament, ending Chiyonofuji's 53-bout winning streak in what turned out to be the last sumo match of the Shōwa period. From 1989 he began to suffer from sleep apnea, he gained weight, passing 200 kg, began to suffer leg problems. He lost some weight through a combination of training and diet, but this weakened him and he never recovered, he missed most of the July tournament due to a knee injury in September he became the first yokozuna to go make-koshi, or turn in a losing score of just 7 wins out of 15 bouts. He did the only thing expected of him – he offered to resign – but he was told by the Japan Sumo Association to soldier on. In his comeback tournament in January 1990 he scraped by with 8 wins but suffered a serious ankle injury and missed the next four tournaments, an unprecedented absence for a yokozuna.

He returned to the ring in November 1990, scored ten wins, defeating Chiyonofuji again on the final day. In March 1991 he was runner-up for the seventh and final time in his career, finishing one win behind Hokutoumi on 12–3, his final day defeat to Kirishima handed the yūshō to Hokutoumi and robbed him of the chance of a play-off. Ōnokuni missed the following tournament in May due to a fever resulting from a skin infection, upon his return in July he was defeated four times in the first eight days. He announced his retirement from sumo at the age of just 28 after being beaten by Akinoshima on Day 8, leaving a disappointing record of just one yūshō and two runner-up performances in his 23 tournaments at yokozuna rank, he never managed to obtain the highest rank on the banzuke of Yokozuna East in any of those tournaments. Discounting the special circumstances of Futahaguro's departure from sumo he was the second youngest yokozuna to retire, after Tochinoumi. Ōnokuni has remained in the sumo world as an oyakata, or elder, opened his own training stable, Shibatayama-beya in 1999.

In March 2008 the stable produced its first sekitori, Daiyūbu, but he spent only one tournament in jūryō and retired in June 2010 after falling out with his stablemaster. Daiyūbu filed a lawsuit in September claiming that he was slapped and punched, his topknot was cut off against his will. Shibatayama was questioned by police over the alleged incidents; the case was settled out of court. In March 2016 Shibatayama and one of his wrestlers, were ordered by the Tokyo District Court to pay 32.4 million yen in compensation to another former wrestler who the court ruled had faced "daily abuse" since joining in 2008 and had to undergo four surgeries for a detached retina losing sight in the eye in 2013. Shibatayama appealed the ruling, in November 2016 a court-mediated, confidential settlement was reached. In 2013 his old stable closed when Hanaregoma-oyakata reached the mandatory retirement age, their wrestlers transferred to Shibatayama stable; as of January 2020 the stable has Sakigake. He was elected to the board of directors of the Sumo Association in 2018 and has the role of head of the public relations department.

He has been married since 1989. He has a repu

Pityrodia pungens

Pityrodia pungens is a flowering plant in the mint family Lamiaceae and is endemic to the northern part of the Northern Territory. It is an erect, spreading shrub with narrow, prickly leaves and off-white, bell-like flowers with dark purple streaks. Pityrodia pungens is a straggling shrub which grows to a height of 40–75 cm and has branches sometimes covered with star-like hairs; the leaves are linear to narrow lance-shaped 10–40 mm long, 2–4 mm wide with a sharp point on the end. The flowers are shorter than the leaves. There are leaf-like bracts and lance-shaped bracteoles 4–9 mm long at the base of the flowers; the sepals are joined for less than half their length to form a bell-shaped tube with five lance-shaped, hairy lobes 4–6.5 mm long. The five petals are off-white, 10–13 mm long and joined to form a bell-like tube with five lobes on the end; the two upper lobes are 2 -- 3 mm long and smaller than the lower lobes. The upper lobes are shorter than or about equal to the length of the sepals.

The lower middle lobe is larger than the others. The petals are glabrous except for soft hairs on the outside of the petal lobes and a dense hairy ring below the stamens; the four stamens extend beyond the end of the tube, the lower pair longer than the other one. Flowering occurs from January to June and is followed by an oval-shaped, hairy fruit about 3 mm long and 2 mm wide. Pityrodia pungens was first formally described in 1979 by Ahmad Abid Munir from a specimen collected in the Nitmiluk National Park; the description was published in Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. The specific epithet is a Latin word meaning "sharp", "acrid", "biting" or "piercing"; this pityrodia occurs in the northern part of the Northern Territory. Pityrodia pungens is classified as "least concern" under the Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 2000

Franklin County Fairgrounds

The Franklin County Fairgrounds are located at 85 Wisdom Way in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Established in 1865, they are among the oldest and best-preserved fairgrounds in the state, featuring an oval racetrack and a variety of exhibition and midway buildings; the grounds were listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 15, 2011. The Franklin County Fairgrounds are located southwest of downtown Greenfield, across the Green River on a high plateau; the property is over 27 acres in size, ringed by public roadways that are sparsely developed. Its largest feature is an oval racetrack occupying the southern portion of the grounds; the oldest building in the complex is called The Roundhouse. It features a conical novelty siding; the entrance gates were built in a Mission style in 1917. The exhibition halls are long rectangular single story buildings. Most of the buildings on the fairgrounds were built before 1955; the Franklin County Fair was established in 1848, took place near the Greenfield town center.

It was crowded off that land by expansion of the town and the routing of the railroad across part of the grounds, it moved further out in 1860. The present fairgrounds were established in 1865; the property included a racetrack, although in a different configuration. National Register of Historic Places listings in Franklin County, Massachusetts