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Adams County, Iowa

Adams County is a county in the U. S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,029, its county seat is Corning. Adams County was established by the state legislature in 1851 and named in honor of the second President of the United States, John Adams, or his son, the sixth President, John Quincy Adams; the county was organized and separated from Pottawattamie County on March 12, 1853. Its original size was reduced by the creation of Montgomery and Union counties; the first county seat was Quincy. In 1872, it was moved to Corning. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 426 square miles, of which 423 square miles is land and 2.1 square miles is water. U. S. Highway 34 Iowa Highway 25 Iowa Highway 148 Cass County Adair County Union County Taylor County Montgomery County As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 4,029 people, 1,715 households, 1,126 families residing in the county; the population density was 9.5 inhabitants per square mile. There were 2,010 housing units at an average density of 4.7 per square mile.

The racial makeup of the county was 98.1% white, 0.6% Asian, 0.5% American Indian, 0.2% black or African American, 0.1% from other races, 0.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.9% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 33.6% were German, 15.9% were Irish, 14.7% were English, 4.9% were American. Of the 1,715 households, 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.3% were non-families, 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.81. The median age was 46.7 years. The median income for a household in the county was $40,368 and the median income for a family was $52,782. Males had a median income of $33,505 versus $25,332 for females; the per capita income for the county was $23,549. About 6.0% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 18.5% of those age 65 or over.

Carbon Corning Lenox Nodaway Prescott The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Adams County.† county seat National Register of Historic Places listings in Adams County, Iowa Adams County government's website

Allison Wonderland Anthology

Allison Wonderland: The Mose Allison Anthology is a two disc compilation album by the jazz pianist and songwriter Mose Allison, released in 1994. Rhino sequenced the selected songs, include all of his best-known songs chronologically. It's considered an excellent introduction to Mose Allison compositions. "Back Country Suite: Blues " "Lost Mind" "Parchman Farm" "If You Live" "The Seventh Son" "Eyesight to the Blind" "Baby, Please Don't Go" "Fool's Paradise" "V-8 Ford Blues" "Ask Me Nice" "Hey, Good Lookin'" "Back On The Corner" "Your Mind Is On Vacation" "Meet Me At No Special Place" "I Don't Worry About A Thing" "I Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues" "Swingin' Machine" "Stop This World" "I'm Not Talking" "I'm The Wild Man" "Your Red Wagon" "Foolkiller" "Wild Man On The Loose" "You Can Count On Me To Do My Part" "Smashed" Live "I Love The Life I Live" Live "That's Alright" Live "Fool's Paradise" Live "If You're Goin' To The City" "Everybody Cryin' Mercy" "Feel So Good" "Molecular Structure" "Monsters Of The Id" "Hello There, Universe" "I Don't Want Much" "How Much Truth" "Western Man" "I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So" "The Tennessee Waltz" "Ever Since The World Ended" "Top Forty" "Josephine" "Gettin' There" "Ever Since I Stole The Blues" "You Call It Joggin'" "Big Brother" "The Gettin' Paid Waltz"


Wiliesind was a bishop of Pamplona. His episcopate falls in a obscure period in Pamplonan history, his predecessor, Opilano, is the first bishop mentioned in source after 693, no successor of his is known before Jimeno in the 880s. Wiliesind's name is Gothic in origin, although the diocese of Pamplona was predominantly Basque at the time, it indicates that Pamplona still looked at Toledo as its spiritual guide, rather than across the Pyrenees. In 848, Wiliesind hosted the visiting priest Eulogius of Córdoba, who subsequently wrote him a letter from prison in Córdoba on 15 November 851, he sent him relics of the saints Acisclus and Zoilus. The letter survives and is an important record of the monasteries of the diocese of Pamplona and their libraries during the mid-ninth century; the letter records that on account of war, Eulogius was unable to cross the Pyrenees. The letter was carried to Wiliesind by Galindo Enneconis a son of Íñigo Arista, the king of Pamplona, who died on 9 July 851. If this identification is correct Galindo was returning to Pamplona because of his father's death when he was asked to carry with him Eulogius' letter for the bishop.

According to a document dated to 867, a bishop of Pamplona named Gulgesind the same person as Wiliesind, co-founded the monastery of Santa María de Fuenfría at Salvatierra de Esca with King García Íñiguez and Abbot Fortún of Leire. Collins, Roger; the Basques. The Peoples of Europe. Oxford: Blackwell. Sánchez-Albornoz, Claudio. "La epístola de San Eulogio y el Muqtabis de Ibn Hayyan". Príncipe de Viana. 19: 265–66. Ubieto Arteta, Antonio. "La redacción "rotense" de la Crónica de Alfonso III". Hispania. 22: 3–22. Yaben, Hilario. "La autenticidad de la Carta de San Eulogio al obispo de Pamplona". Príncipe de Viana. 5: 161–72. Goñi Gaztambide, José. Historia de los obispos de Pamplona. 2 vols. Pamplona. Ubieto Arteta, Antonio. "Las diócesis navarro-aragonesas durante los siglos IX y X". Pirineos. Zaragoza. 10: 179–99. Ubieto Arteta, Antonio, ed.. "Cartulario de San Juan de la Peña". 2 vols. Valencia

St Mary's Church, Windermere

St Mary's Church is in the town of Windermere, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Windermere, the archdeaconry of Westmorland and Furness, the diocese of Carlisle, its benefice is united with that of St Martin's Church, Bowness-on-Windermere. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building; the church originated as a proprietary chapel, built for Revd J. A. Addison from Liverpool in 1847–48; this was a simple structure, consisting of a nave, a chancel, a south porch, with a bellcote over the chancel arch. In 1852 a south aisle, designed by Miles Thompson, was added. Revd Addison had financial problems, he sold the church to the town in 1855, it was consecrated as a parish church during the following year. Following this, a number of alterations and additions were made by the Manchester architect J. S. Crowther. In 1858 a north aisle and porch were added, followed by an extension to the west of the nave in 1861.

In 1871 the Lancaster architects Paley and Austin restored the church, added a chancel and a vestry, installed an alabaster and mosaic reredos. They reseated the church, increasing its capacity from 536 to 656. In 1881–82 the same architects carried out work at the east and west ends of the church, added a central tower. By this time the only remaining parts of the original chapel were the nave roof and the south porch, rebuilt outside the south aisle in 1852. Internal alterations were carried out including the removal of the reredos. A northeast vestry designed by George Pace was added in 1961. After a fire in 1988, which destroyed the nave roof, the church was restored by Michael Bottomley in the following two years. In 2005–06 the interior of the church was reordered by Paul Grout; the aisles were partitioned behind glass to make separate spaces, a corridor was built at the west end of the church to link the aisles. The south transept was converted into a refreshment area, served by a kitchen in the south aisle.

A new altar and communion rails were built, were sited beneath the central tower. The pipe organ was replaced by an electronic organ. St Mary's is constructed in slate stone with sandstone dressings and slate roofs, its plan is cruciform, consisting of a nave and south aisles under separate roofs and south porches and south transepts, a chancel, two vestries, a tower at the crossing. The tower is with a stair turret rising to a higher level at the southeast corner. In the lowest stage, on the north and south sides, are pairs of two-light transomed windows; the middle stage contains clock faces in lozenge-shaped frames on the north and south sides, two round-arched lancet windows in the east and west sides. In the top stage are two-light bell openings on each side, flanked by blind arches. At the top of the tower is a parapet with a quatrefoil frieze, a small pyramidal roof; the five-light east window is in Decorated style. At the top of the east gable is a small stone cross. Along the north aisle are buttresses, two-light Geometric-style windows and a porch.

The north transept has a three-light window, an adjacent apsidal vestry. Along the south aisle are windows, some of which are lancets, the others containing plate tracery, a gabled porch. In the south transept is blind arcading containing slit windows. At the west end of the church are three buttressed gables, each with topped by a small stone cross; the west window has four lights, in each of the aisles is a two-light window. The arcades between the nave and the aisles have seven bays; the arches in the north arcade have pointed arches, those in the south arcade have round arches. The arcades to the transepts have two bays; the south aisle contains a meeting room and a toilet. The furniture, other than the added altar and communion rails, was designed by Paley and Austin; the choir stalls are decorated with pierced friezes, have poppyhead finials. The wooden pulpit is polygonal, is decorated with a frieze of pierced tracery; the font consists with black marble shafts at the corners. The stained glass in the east window dates from 1893, is by Burlison and Grylls.

It depicts the Sermon on the Mount. There is stained glass in other windows by different designers. Listed buildings in Windermere, Cumbria List of ecclesiastical works by Paley and Austin List of works by J. S. Crowther List of works by George Pace Bibliography

Tarik bin Faisal Al Qassemi

Sheikh Tarik bin Faisal Al Qassemi is a member of the Al Qassemi ruling family of Sharjah, UAE a businessman and an Investor. He served as a member of the Executive Council of the Government of Sharjah and led the economic committee from 1997 to 2007, he is the Chairman of ENSHAA PSC, Chairman of Emirates Investments Group and serves as the Chairman of Arab Union for Entrepreneurship. Tarik was born in Al Qassemi ruling family. Sheikh Tarik earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Higher Colleges of Technology and master's degree in International Finance from Westminster University, he completed a certification in executive management from Harvard University and other certifications from London Business School, Stanford University, University of Cambridge, University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. After completing his education, Tarik returned to Sharjah, he served as chairman for the General Authority of Sharjah Free Zones in 1999. He was involved in the creation and growth of Sharjah and served on the Sharjah Economic Development and the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority.

He was involved in the creation and growth of enterprises to develop and manage projects in hospitality and real estate through six operating units: Enshaa, Faya Investments and others. He developed a luxury five-star hotel in Dubai. Tarik is a professional martial artist and won the multiple titles: Bronze medal in the blue belt division European jiu-jitsu Championship held in Lisbon Portugal in 2011. Gold medal European Silver medal worlds No Gi 2014 in Los Angeles US International Jiu-Jitsu Championship Silver medal worlds No Gi 2015 Gold medal Abu Dhabi grand slam in London 2016

Sand cleaning machine

A sand cleaning machine, beach cleaner, or sandboni is a vehicle that drags a raking or sifting device over beach sand to remove rubbish and other foreign matter. They are manually pulled by quad-bike or tractor. Seaside cities use beach cleaning machines to combat the problems of litter left by beach patrons and other pollution washed up on their shores. A chief task in beach cleaning strategies is finding the best way to handle waste matter on the beaches, taking into consideration beach erosion and changing terrain. Beach cleaning machines work by collecting sand by way of a scoop or drag mechanism and raking or sifting anything large enough to be considered foreign matter, including sticks, stones and other items. Similar applications include lake beaches, sandfields for beach volleyball and kindergarten and playing field sandpits; the word "sandboni" is a back-formation referencing the ice-surfacing machine Zamboni. Raking technology can be used on wet sand; when using this method, a rotating conveyor belt containing hundreds of tines combs through the sand and removes surface and buried debris while leaving the sand on the beach.

Raking machines can remove materials ranging in size from small pebbles, shards of glass, cigarette butts to larger debris, like seaweed and driftwood. By keeping the sand on the beach and only lifting the debris, raking machines can travel at high speeds. Sifting technology is practiced on soft surfaces; the sand and waste are collected via the pick-up blade of the vehicle onto a vibrating screening belt, which leaves the sand behind. The waste is gathered in a collecting tray, situated at the back of the vehicle; because sand and waste are lifted onto the screening belt, sifters must allow time for the sand to sift through the screen and back onto the beach. The size of the materials removed is governed by the size of the holes in the installed screen. Combined raking and sifting technology differs from pure sifters in that it uses rotating tines to scoop sand and debris onto a vibrating screen instead of relying on the pick-up blade; the tines' position can be adjusted to more guide different-sized materials onto the screen.

Once on the screen, combined raking and sifting machines use the same technology as normal sifters to remove unwanted debris from the sand. Sand sifting by hand is used for sensitive habitat. Sand and debris is collected into a windrow or pile and manually shoveled onto screened sifting trays to separate the debris from the sand. While effective, it requires the movement of sand to the site of the tray, redistribution of the sand after sifting. A more efficient method is the use of a screened fork at the place; the effort to manually agitate the sand can become tiresome. Sand cleaning machines are used all over the world for the purpose of the safety and happiness of beach-goers. By removing litter, unwanted seaweed, other debris from the beach and resorts are able to maintain their beaches with fewer invested hours. In addition to their regular litter-removing uses and sand cleaners have been used to clean up after natural disasters. For example: In Galveston, low oxygen levels in the water resulted in thousands of dead fish washing ashore.

Raking sand cleaners were used to remove the rotting fish off the beach before they released excessive toxins into the air and water. The Olympic Games 2008 saw the first remote-control Sandbonis for the beach volleyball fields in Beijing Chaoyang Park; the cleanup after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill saw large applications of sand cleaners to the area. The Rena oil spill in New Zealand saw beach cleaners deployed in an effort to remove the affected sand; the major manufacturers of large beach-sand cleaning machines are considered to be D'Hooghe machinebouw, ingeniería Flozaga Guterh Sl, H Barber & Sons, Beach Tech, PFG Srl, Tuareg srl, Scam Srl, Qingzhou Rio and Tirrenia Srl. There are many other manufacturers of sand cleaners being used for other purposes. For example, a smaller 4-wheel and halftrack sand cleaning machine is used for sandpits in Kindergarten and municipality playing fields and for beach volleyball; when environmental or spot-cleaning requires hand operations, an auto-sifting, screened rake can be the best choice Marine debris Waste collector