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Arapahoe County, Colorado

Arapahoe County is one of the 64 counties in the U. S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 572,003, making it the third-most populous county in Colorado; the county seat is Littleton, the most populous city is Aurora. The county was named for the Arapaho Native American tribe. Arapahoe County is part of CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. Arapahoe County calls itself "Colorado's First County" since its origins predate the Pike's Peak Gold Rush. On August 25, 1855, the Kansas Territorial Legislature created a huge Arapahoe County to govern the entire western portion of the Territory of Kansas; the county was named for the Arapaho Nation. In July 1858, gold was discovered along the South Platte River in Arapahoe County; this discovery precipitated the Pike's Peak Gold Rush. Many residents of the mining region felt disconnected from the remote territorial governments of Kansas and Nebraska, so they voted to form their own Territory of Jefferson on October 24, 1859; the following month, the Jefferson Territorial Legislature organized 12 counties for the new territory, including a smaller Arapahoe County.

Denver City served as the county seat of Arapahoe County. The Jefferson Territory never received federal sanction, when the State of Kansas was admitted to the Union on January 29, 1861, the mining regions temporarily reverted to unorganized territory. On February 28, 1861, Congress passed an act organizing the Territory of Colorado, using present-day borders. On November 1, 1861, the Colorado Territorial Assembly organized the 17 original counties of Colorado, including a new Arapahoe County. Arapahoe County stretched from the line of present-day Sheridan Boulevard 160 miles east to the Kansas border, from the line of present-day County Line Road 30 miles north to the Parallel 40° North. Denver City served as the county seat of Arapahoe County until 1902. In 1901, the Colorado General Assembly voted to split Arapahoe County into three parts: a new consolidated City and County of Denver, a new Adams County, the remainder of the Arapahoe County to be renamed South Arapahoe County. A ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court, subsequent legislation, a referendum delayed the reorganization until November 15, 1902.

Governor James Bradley Orman designated Littleton as the temporary county seat of South Arapahoe County. On April 11, 1903, the Colorado General Assembly changed the name of South Arapahoe County back to Arapahoe County. On November 8, 1904, Arapahoe County voters chose Littleton over Englewood by a vote of 1310 to 829 to be the permanent county seat. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 805 square miles, of which 798 square miles is land and 7.3 square miles is water. The county measures 72 miles east to 4 to 12 miles south to north. Two exclaves of Arapahoe County are surrounded by the City and County of Denver, the City of Glendale and the Holly Hills neighborhood, a census-designated place. City and County of Denver – northwest and exclaves Adams County – north Washington County – east Lincoln County – southeast Elbert County – south Douglas County – southwest Jefferson County – west Interstate 25 Interstate 70 Interstate 225 E-470 Cherry Creek State Park Smoky Hill Trail South Platte Trail Highline Canal National Recreation Trail Platte River Greenway National Recreation Trail As of the census of 2000, there were 487,967 people, 190,909 households, 125,809 families residing in the county.

The population density was 608 people per square mile. There were 196,835 housing units at an average density of 245 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 79.93% White, 7.67% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 3.95% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 4.51% from other races, 3.16% from two or more races. 11.81 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 190,909 households out of which 34.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.20% were married couples living together, 10.60% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.10% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.90% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.11. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.70% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 33.10% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, 8.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years.

For every 100 females there were 97.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males. The median income for a household in the county was $53,570, the median income for a family was $63,875. Males had a median income of $41,601 versus $31,612 for females; the per capita income for the county was $28,147. About 4.20% of families and 5.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.00% of those under age 18 and 5.10% of those age 65 or over. Arapahoe County was once a Republican stronghold, a classic bastion of suburban conservatism. However, like many other suburban counties around the country, the margin declined in the 1990s and early 2000s, reflecting the county's growing and more diverse population. In 2008, the county swung over to support Barack Obama, who became the first Democrat to carry it since 1964, only the second since 1944. Four years earlier, George W. Bush had won the county by four points, it voted for Obama by a similar margin in 2012, provided much of Hillary Cli

Linda Waggoner

Linda M. Waggoner is an independent researcher and author whose work focuses on Native American history and anthropology, she has written about Red Wing, William Henry Dietz, the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin, Angel De Cora. Waggoner and her work has been featured in Kirkus Reviews, True West Magazine, the San Antonio, New Mexico, ESPN.com, Shepherd Express, History Nebraska, the Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, on Twin Cities PBS. Her work around William Henry Dietz is considered important in increasing interest in the Native American mascot controversy, she has been a guest lecturer at the Wisconsin Historical Society, National Museum of the American Indian and the Grace Hudson Museum. Waggoner lives in California, she is a former lecturer in Multicultural Studies at Sonoma State University. Starring Red Wing!: The Incredible Career of Lilian M. St. Cyr, the First Native American Film Star. Lincoln: Bison Books/University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 978-1-4962-1559-8 "On Trial: The Washington R*dskins' Wily Mascot: Coach William "Lone Star" Deitz".

Montana The Magazine of Western History. Fire Light: The Life of Angel De Cora, Winnebago Artist. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 0806139544 Editor. "Neither White Men Nor Indians": Affidavits from the Winnebago Mixed-blood Claim Commissions, Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin, 1838-1839. Roseville: Park Genealogical Books. ISBN 0915709953 Benjey, Tom. Keep A-goin': The Life of Lone Star Dietz. Brentwood: Tuxedo Press. ISBN 0977448614 Clemmons, Linda M. Dakota in Exile: The Untold Stories of Captives in the Aftermath of the U. S.-Dakota War. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press. ISBN 1609386345

The Dales (Christmas Island)

The Dales is a wetland site located at the western end of Christmas Island, an Australian external territory in the eastern Indian Ocean. The site has been recognised as being of international importance by designation under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands; the Dales were the first location where Europeans set foot on Christmas Island in 1688, during the expedition of William Dampier. Nowadays the Dales are visited by local tourists for sightseeing. One of the subsites, Hugh's Dale, has religious significance for Buddhists of Chinese background; the site comprises a system of seven watercourses within the Christmas Island National Park, including permanent and perennial streams, permanent springs, the Hugh's Dale waterfall, most of the surface water on the island. The site adjoins the coast; the streams originate from groundwater seepages and flow into the ocean having, over time, worn gullies into the coastal cliffs. It was designated on 21 October 2002 as Ramsar Site 1225, is the first Australian Ramsar site to contain both surface and subterranean karst features.

Area of Ramsar site is about 57 ha. It was listed on the Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia prior to 2001. Interesting geological features of the Dales are travertine and rimstone formations of Hugh's Dale and the gully of Sydney's Dale, which closer at the sea gets up to 12 m deep and 9 m wide; the site contains a unique stand of enormous Tahitian chestnut trees. Sydney Dale is a recorded site for the critically endangered endemic fern, the Christmas Island spleenwort; the various wetland types of the Dales support populations of endemic and threatened animals, including the Christmas Island hawk-owl, Christmas Island goshawk, Abbott's booby, Christmas Island shrew and the Christmas Island blind snake. Coastline habitats within the site provide spawning grounds for red and blue crabs; the main threat to the site comes from introduced species, in particular the yellow crazy ant and the development of Immigration Reception Centre nearby, above the springs. The road to the site's car-park is for 4WD vehicles only.

There are walking tracks from the car-park to Hugh's Dale and Anderson's Dale, with interpretive signage for visitors. "The Dales, Christmas Island". The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. Retrieved 21 November 2015. "Blowholes and other highlights of Christmas Island". Traveldudes. Retrieved 6 April 2010. Eyles, Kathy. Environment Australia. National Wetlands Program. "A Directory of important wetlands in Australia". Environment Australia. ISBN 978-0-642-54721-7

British Sequence Championships

The British Sequence Championships are ballroom dancing championships for adults and children held annually in Blackpool, England. The championships for adults take place as part of the Blackpool Sequence Dance Festival and have been running since 1949, they are held in the Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. Dancers compete in up to five sequence dances determined by the organiser each year for the titles; the British Championship is seen as the highlight of the year, not only because it is "one of the country's most prestigious titles", but due to the grandeur of the location. The Blackpool Sequence Dance Festival incorporates a popular competition day for children on the Saturday, followed by inventive competitions for professionals and the British Sequence Championships for Professional, Amateur Classical Sequence, Amateur Modern Sequence, Senior Classical Sequence and Under 21s Classical Sequence; the championship events are run under their rules. The festival celebrated its 60th year in 2009.

Entrants to the Championships predominantly come from Great Britain, although many Irish dance schools have attended the festival over the years. Entrants have come from as far away as Japan and Australia; the British Sequence Championships for children takes place as part of the Blackpool Junior Dance Festival, running since 1947. They start on run for a week; until 2010, when increasing numbers prompted a move to the Empress Ballroom, they had been held at the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool Tower. The events incorporate the Juvenile Classical Sequence Championship, the Junior Classical Sequence Championship and the Junior Modern Sequence Championship. Famous entrants to the championships include a young Cheryl Cole and former World Amateur Ballroom Champion Jonathon Crossley with partner Kylie Jones. Blackpool Dance Festival Website British Dance Council Website English Amateur Dancing Association Sequence Dancing World

Sindhubaadh

Sindhubaadh is a 2019 Indian Tamil-language action thriller film written and directed by S. U. Arun Kumar and jointly produced by S. N. Rajarajan and Shan Sutharsan under their production houses Vansan Movies and K Productions; the film stars Vijay Sethupathi and Anjali the lead roles, while Linga, Vivek Prasanna and Surya Vijay Sethupathi play supporting roles. Music was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, cinematography was done by Vijay Kartik Kannan and edited by Ruben. Thiru is a small-time crook, along with his sidekick Super, steals money and valuables from various people. Thiru's uncle keeps trying to get him to sell the house in order to get money, but Thiru refuses leading to some comedy situations. Venba is a loud-talking girl who keeps rejecting all the grooms that her uncle chooses for her, keeping them both at loggerheads. Thiru falls in love, she does not like him, but over time, she reciprocates. A few days she goes to Malaysia for work to earn some money, before which Thiru marries her.

She promises Thiru. However, Thiru receives a call from her where she says she needs five lakhs urgently and learns that her uncle had sold her off to the skin trade there after receiving a lump sum of money. Anxious, Thiru agrees to sell the house and gets two passports for himself and Super, they leave for Thailand. On the way, they meet a passenger, going to the same place as them to see his daughter; however on the way, they get in trouble with the Malaysian police and in order to rescue Venba, Thiru agrees to steal some shields for the police from Ling's house, a dreaded criminal and second hand for Chang, a Malaysian don. However, he gets caught by Ling and in a bid to escape, jumps off a cliff while injuring Ling. Ling swears revenge. Thiru and Super engage in a cat-and-mouse chase with Ling's henchmen. Meanwhile, because Thiru does not arrive on time, Venba tries to escape but is caught and sent to Ling, revealed to Thiru by the police officer, he reveals. Thiru kills Chang and blows up Ling's house.

Thiru rescues all the girls from the skin trade, kills Ling, returns back to his home with Venba. Vijay Sethupathi as Thiru Anjali as Venba Linga as Ling Vivek Prasanna as Passenger Surya Vijay Sethupathi as Super, The project was announced during March 2018, which revealed that S. U. Arun Kumar is all set to direct another venture that would have Vijay Sethupathi as the protagonist, the project was announced sometime during July 2018, which confirmed that this film is all set to enter production soon with the presence of Vijay Sethupathi and actress Anjali Yuvan Shankar Raja was onboard to compose music for the film. Music in the film will contain lyrics from Sri Lankan songwriter Rahulraj Nadarajah. Principal photography commenced on 25 May 2018 at Tenkasi for 20 days and it was continued at Thailand with a 32-day long schedule; the first-look poster for the film was unveiled on 16 January 2019, revealing the title as Sindhubaadh. The satellite right of the film was bought by Zee Tamil; the release was postponed indefinitely due to Arka Media Works stay on the film due to unpaid dues by S. N. Rajarajan the co-producer of the film.

The film was released on 27 June 2019. The soundtrack was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Music rights were bought by Muzik247. Rockstar Robber - 3:03 Nenja Unakkaga - 3:29 Unnalathan - 3: 19 Neeyum Naanum - 3:59

Banzai Rabbit

Banzai Rabbit is a video game clone developed by Australian studio Revolutionary Concepts for iOS. Released in 2010, it is a clone of Konami's 1981 Frogger arcade game that follows rabbit humanoid Banzai trying to save people from The Flea a humanoid created in a lab accident; the goal is to rescue a certain number of civilians, by navigating across a wide range of obstacles in 34 levels. Each rescue is done against the time limit. In case the player is unable to reach the target on time, the mutating effects of The Flea’s poison will take hold and the civilian will be turned into an insect. Once that person is rescued, the perspective of the level will flip around and Banzai must make it back save a human who’s now on the opposite side. There are power-ups like slow-motion for more precise jumps, or mega-leaps for avoiding dangerous situations. Collecting mutagens will allow the player to continue the game after running out of lives; the game has a Metacritic score of 84% based on 6 critic reviews