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Ash Flat, Arkansas

Ash Flat is a city in Fulton and Sharp counties in the U. S. state of Arkansas. The population was 1,082 at the 2010 census; the city is the county seat of Sharp County. It is located in the state's Ozarks Region 130 miles north-northeast of Little Rock and 75 miles northwest of Jonesboro. Ash Flat was established in 1856; the community was so named for a grove of ash trees near the original town site. In 1967, the Arkansas General Assembly designated Ash Flat as the single county seat of Sharp County, a title held by Hardy and Evening Shade concurrently. Ash Flat is located at 36°13′52″N 91°36′33″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.1 square miles, all land. {{US Census population |1940= 315 |1950= 265 |1960= 192 |1970= 211 |1980= 524 |1990= 667 |2000= 977 |2010= 1082 |estyear=2018 |estimate=1094 |estref= |footnote=U. S. Decennial CensusAs of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,082 people living in the city; the racial makeup of the city was 96.8% White, 0.5% Black, 0.5% Native American and 1.5% from two or more races.

0.8 % were Latino of any race. As of the census of 2000, there were 977 people, 430 households, 233 families living in the city; the population density was 175.7 people per square mile. There were 485 housing units at an average density of 87.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 98.57% White, 0.41% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.82% from two or more races. 0.72 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 430 households out of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.1% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 45.8% were non-families. 41.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.91. In the city, the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 20.5% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, 31.6% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females, there were 72.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 70.6 males. The median income for a household in the city was $16,797, the median income for a family was $22,019. Males had a median income of $24,815 versus $15,556 for females; the per capita income for the city was $11,506. About 24.5% of families and 31.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.2% of those under age 18 and 22.6% of those age 65 or over. Preacher Roe, major league baseball player Gordon Carpenter, Olympic gold medalist in basketball Austin Pettibone, Pro Football Hall of Fame and olympic gold medalist Ash Flat is served by the Highland School District, which operates Highland High School; the Highland district was formed from the 1962 consolidation of the Ash Flat School District and the Hardy School District. Due to the previous rivalry between the two districts, some members of the community were unsure whether the vote to consolidate would succeed.

Ozarka College established a site in Ash Flat in the fall of 2001. City of Ash Flat official website Regional information Ash Flat at

Natas (group)

Natas is an American hip hop group from Detroit, Michigan. Their last studio album "N of tha World" was released in 2006 through Warlock/Sony Red. In 2009, they released the mixtape "The Vatican". Original members Esham and Mastamind are recording a reunion album according to Mastamind's official Facebook account. Esham met Mastamind as a student at Osborne High School, who gave him a three-song demo tape of his music, leading the two to form the group with Esham's longtime friend, T-N-T, deciding on the name Natas, an acronym for "Nation Ahead of Time And Space", because it was "Satan" spelled backwards. In 1992, Natas released Life After Death on Esham's Reel Life Productions. Following the release of this album, Esham and Reel Life Productions were the subject of much controversy when a 17-year-old fan killed himself while smoking cannabis and playing Russian roulette while listening to Life After Death. In 2002, Natas released its only charting album to date, which peaked at #35 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums chart, #45 on the Heatseekers chart and #56 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

This was the last album of new material recorded by the group, until FUQERRBDY. Recorded material was released in 2006 and 2009 on N of tha World and The Vatican. In 2013 it was announced on Mastamind's official Facebook account that a new Natas album has been planned and after the release of his next album "The Ultimate Price" they will begin recording the album with an expected 2014 release date; this was confirmed by Esham and than by Mastamind's label lyrikal Snuff Productionz. On December 8, 2013 once again via his official Facebook account, Mastamind announced that recording of the new Natas album was completed and was in the mixing stages. Esham and the official Natas Facebook confirmed that FUQERRBDY was to be released on July 15, 2014. On December 20, 2014, Natas member T-N-T was killed in a car accident. With the death of T-N-T, Natas broke up. Esham has said in his interview with Faygoluvers, for his 16th album Scribble, "There won't be another Natas album". Natas refers to its performance style as "acid rap," comparing the lyrics to hallucinations induced by LSD.

Acid rap has been described as a fusion of hip hop beats and death metal lyrics. Esham defined the genre as analogous to "modern day blues heavy metal". AllMusic writer Jason Birchmeier said that Mastamind's rapping "owes little to any conventional style". Natas is known for using live instrumentation, as well as for sample-based instrumentation which Allmusic compared to that of The Bomb Squad and Dr. Dre. Natas' lyrics focus on topics ranging from women and violence to spirituality, expressing self-reliance. Rappers influenced by Natas include Insane Clown Posse and Kid Rock. Life After Death Blaz4me Doubelievengod Multikillionaire: The Devil's Contract WicketWorldWide. COM Godlike N of tha World The Vatican FUQERRBDY

1928 New Hampshire Wildcats football team

The 1928 New Hampshire Wildcats football team was an American football team that represented the University of New Hampshire as a member of the New England Conference during the 1928 college football season. In its 13th season under head coach William "Butch" Cowell, the team compiled a 3–2–3 record, were outscored by their opponents, 34–30; the team was shutout five times. The team played its home games in New Hampshire, at Memorial Field; the 1928 game was the last meeting between New Hampshire and Rhode Island until 1942. The Maine game was attended by Governor of New Hampshire Huntley N. Spaulding. Wildcat captain Lyle Harlan Farrell would go on to serve as headmaster at Proctor Academy in Andover, New Hampshire, where the fieldhouse carries his name

Othman Ahmad Othman al-Ghamdi

Othman Ahmed Othman Al Omairah was a citizen of Saudi Arabia, held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detainment camps, in Cuba. His Guantanamo Internment Serial Number was 184. Othman was identified differently on official Saudi documents, he was identified as Othman Ahmed Othman Al Omairah on official lists of captives from April 2006, May 2006 and September 2007, on the memos that summarized the allegations against him. On June 25, 2006, the USA repatriated 14 men to Saudi Arabia, including a man the Saudi government identified as Othman Ahmad Othman al-Ghamdi; the DoD reports. A Summary of Evidence memo was prepared for his tribunal; the memo listed the following allegations against him: The detainee is associated with al Qaida: The detainee traveled to Afghanistan on a forged passport. The detainee traveled in response to a fatwa for Muslims to fight; the detainee provided a false name. The detainee received weapons training on the Kalashnikov, the PK machine gun, the Makarov pistol at the al Farouq training camp, for one month from October -- November 2001.

Detainees whose Combatant Status Review Tribunal labeled them "enemy combatants" were scheduled for annual Administrative Review Board hearings. These hearings were designed to assess the threat a detainee might pose if released or transferred, whether there were other factors that warranted his continued detention. A Summary of Evidence memo was prepared for Othman Ahmed Othman Al Omairah Administrative Review Board, on September 20, 2005; the memo listed factors against his continued detention. His memo was three pages long. There is no record that Othman Ahmad Othman al-Ghamdi chose to attend either his Combatant Status Review Tribunal or his Administrative Review Board hearing. On June 25, 2006, 14 men were transferred from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia. A Saudi identified. On February 3, 2009, the Saudi government published a list of 85 "most wanted" suspected terrorists, that included an individual identified as "Othman Al-Ghamdi"; this list contained ten other former Guantanamo captives. Half of the eleven former captives listed on most wanted list were from among the eleven men repatriated on November 9, 2007—in spite of their annual reviews recommending continued detention.

The Saudi Gazette reported he "is believed to have traveled to a neighboring country" with his brother-in-law, fellow "most wanted" suspect and fellow former Guantanamo captive, Adnan Al-Sayegh, leaving behind his wife and son. The Yemen Post reported on September 27 that Othman al-Ghamdi and Yousuf Al-Shahri had contacted their families requesting that they pass on news to the family of Fahd Saleh Sulaiman Al-Jatili that he had died during a military action by Yemeni security officials. On May 28, 2010, Thomas Joscelyn, writing in The Long War Journal, reported that former Guantanamo captive "Othman Ahmed al Ghamdi" had appeared in a video entitled, "America and the Final Trap". Joscelyn reported that the tape was released by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, that Othman had confirmed that three of the group's leaders had been killed. Joscelyn reported. Al-Ghamdi was placed on the U. S. State Department's Rewards for Justice list on October 14, 2014. Al-Ghamdi was killed in a drone strike in Yemen in February 2015.

AQAP confirmed al-Ghamdi's death in September 2018. The Guantánamo Files: Website Extras – Escape to Pakistan Andy Worthington

DSU (album)

DSU is the fifth studio album by American musician Alex G, released on June 17, 2014, through Orchid Tapes. The title of the album is an acronym of Dream State University, it is derived from a comment Giannascoli's older sister, had made. He explained I was asking my sister what I should name the album and she gave me a bunch of names. One of them was Dream State, because I gave her all these songs to listen to and she said that they had a dreamy vibe. I thought, too cheesy, but I was joking around with the name Dream State University as a play on the whole State University thing that we have in America, we were both like'Oh! That's pretty funny, why don't we do that?' And I kinda bailed out at the last minute. I just thought it was such a lame fucking name. My sister had written DSU on the album cover and she was about to put Dream State University at the bottom but I was like'No! I hate that name, don't do it!' So in the end we just stuck with DSU and it worked out. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, DSU received an average score of 79, based on 13 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".

Samme Maine of Drowned in Sound wrote, "Alex G speaks a refreshing honesty, with an artistic flair that many before him have failed to master. It's careful yet effortless, passionate yet distant but above-all, wholly unique." NME's Ben Homewood stated that the album "skillfully combines Neil Young's dusty American songcraft with scratchy lo-fi and wandering electronic influences." Dean Essner of Consequence of Sound said, "At its best, DSU cycles through that duality with aplomb, which will serve as an excellent introduction to his gigantic discography for all new fans." Clash's Mat Smith stated that the album "is enduring evidence that the purest, most interesting music comes without hefty production or marketing budgets." Rolling Stone critic Simon Vozick-Levinson said, "The more you listen, the more obvious it is that Alex G is a bright new talent in his own right." All tracks are written by Alexander Giannascoli. Credits adapted from the liner notes of DSU. Alex Giannascoli – production, recording Emily Yacina – vocals Samuel Acchione – tambourine Warren Hildebrand – mastering Jason Mitchell – additional mastering Rachel Giannascoli – artwork

Jin Xiang

Jin Xiang was a Chinese composer and conductor. He studied composition at the China Central Conservatory under Chen Peixun. In 1959 he received his Bachelor of Arts in Composition. Soon after, he was labelled a rightist and sent to work in Tibet leading a folk music local ensemble, on to Ürümqi in Xinjiang for twenty years doing farm labor. After the Cultural Revolution he returned to Beijing and was conductor and composer in residence of the Beijing Symphony Orchestra from 1979–1984. Jin Xiang came to the United States in 1988 and was a visiting scholar at the Juilliard School in 1998 and the University of Washington and the composer-in-residence at the Washington National Opera. From 1994-1995 he was the Art Director of the China Performing Administration Centre of the Ministry of Culture. In 1996, he founded and was the president of the East-West Music Exchange Association, a non-profit that promoted the exchange of eastern and western music, he died on 23 December 2015, aged 80. A Warm Breeze Outside 1980.

The Savage Land 1987 after Cao Yu's 1937 play The Wilderness The King of Chu 1994. Native Fatal Woman 1996. Beautiful Warrior 2001. Written with Barbara Zinn Krieger. Taxiwayi — The Beloved Troubadour 2003. Yang Guifei 2004. Eight Women Jump Into the River 2005. Sunrise 1990, 2015. Four Seasons Songs of Zi-Ye 1981. An Album of Chinese Painting: Pine, Plum 1985. String Quartet No. 1 1990. Chamber Concerto for 14 Instruments 1991; the Shape and the Spirit 1991. The Cooling Moon 1995. Si 1995. Nanjing Lament 1997. A Desert Ship 1998. Instant 1998. Sacrificing to Heaven 1999. Chinese Calligraphy 1999. Bloody Azaleas 2000; the cuckoo crying blood 2000. From Ancient Style Into New Metre 2000. Song of the New Century 2000; the Cold Water of Yi River 2001. The Reticent Orchid 2001. Blood Over The Mountain 2003. Midnight Dialogue 2005. Fascinating Band Hut in Moonlight The Stars are Sparkling Tonight Song of Green 1999. Hello, Forest 1999. Songhua River 2001. Yunnan 2001. Taxiwayi 1978. Snow Lotus 1982. Illusion 1983. Five Songs from Shi-Jin Book 1985.

A Glimpse of Taklamagan Desert 1987. Cao Xiu-Qing 1989; the Dream of Red Mansions 1989. Nu-Wa 1989. Asking the Sky 1993. Ming 1994. Se 1994. So 1995. Hero of the Huge Desert 1996. Flower Season 1996. New Beginning Sounds 1996. Symphonic Overture 1997 1996. Wu: A Symphonietta 1997. Spring 1998. "Oh Macao, My Macao" 1999. The Love of Dragon and Phoenix 2000. Li Sao 2005. Nanjing Lament 2005