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Austin County, Texas

Austin County is a county in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,417, its seat is Bellville. The county is named for Stephen F. Austin, who facilitated the Anglo-American colonization of Texas and is known as the "Father of Texas". Austin County is included in the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. Austin County is not to be confused with the city of Austin, the state capital city that lies in Travis County, about 110 miles to the northwest. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 656 square miles, of which 647 square miles is land and 9.9 square miles is covered by water. Washington County Waller County Fort Bend County Wharton County Colorado County Fayette County As of the census of 2000, 23,590 people, 8,747 households, 6,481 families resided in the county; the population density was 36 people per square mile. The 10,205 housing units averaged 16 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 80.22% White, 10.64% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 6.99% from other races, 1.58% from two or more races.

About 16.13% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race, 26.9% were of German, 8.0% Czech, 6.4% English, 5.0% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. Of the 8,747 households, 34.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.60% were married couples living together, 9.60% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.90% were not families. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.14. In the county, the population was distributed as 27.00% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males. The median income for a household in the county was $38,615, for a family was $46,342. Males had a median income of $32,455 versus $22,142 for females; the per capita income for the county was $18,140. About 8.80% of families and 12.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.70% of those under age 18 and 14.40% of those age 65 or over.

District 18: Lois Kolkhorst – first elected in 2006 District 13: Lois Kolkhorst – first elected in 2000 County Judge: Tim Lapham Tax Assessor-Collector: Marcus A. Peña – first elected in 2012 The following school districts serve Austin County: Bellville Independent School District Brazos Independent School District Brenham Independent School District Columbus Independent School District Sealy Independent School District Interstate 10 U. S. Highway 90 State Highway 36 State Highway 159The TTC-69 component of the once-planned Trans-Texas Corridor went through Austin County. Bellville Brazos Country Sealy Wallis Industry San Felipe Rexville Adelsverein List of museums in the Texas Gulf Coast National Register of Historic Places listings in Austin County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Austin County Austin County website Austin County, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online Austin County from the Texas Almanac Austin County from the TXGenWeb Project Historic Austin County materials, hosted by the Portal to Texas History

Internet science

Internet science is an interdisciplinary science that examines all aspects of the co-evolution in Internet networks and society. It works in the intersection of and in the gaps among a wide range of disciplines that have had to respond to the impact of the Internet on their'home turf' and/or offer specific conceptual or methodological contributions; these include many natural sciences, social sciences and some existing interdisciplines that cross traditional Faculty boundaries. Professor Noshir Contractor and others have located it at the intersection of computational social science, network science, network engineering and Web science. By understanding the role of society in shaping Internet networks and being shaped by them Internet science aims to take care of the Internet in a way similar to that in which Web science aims to take care of the Web; the lingua franca in this interdisciplinary area include Internet standards and associated implementation, social processes, Internet infrastructure and policy.

Many disciplines support Internet science with different analysis tools and languages. To have a productive and effective dialogue between disciplines requires incentives for cooperation; the three main elements of Internet science are: multidisciplinary convergence and constructive experimentation. The European Commission funded a Network of Excellence on Internet Science over the period December 2011-May 2015 under the FP7 funding programme; the Network in May 2015 had 48 member universities and research organisations and 180 individual affiliate researchers. Two major international Internet science conferences were held in April 2013 and May 2015 together with an unconference at the University of Bologna in May 2014 and official workshops at international academic conferences such as Human Behavior and the Evolution of Society and international inter-governmental and multistakeholder conferences such as the 2013 United Nations Internet Governance Forum. Significant areas of current Internet science research include: Net neutrality is the rule where Internet service providers should treat all the traffic on their networks equally.

This means that companies should not block any website content on the Web. In the United States, high-speed Internet service providers, including AT&T, Time Warner and Verizon, have sought support for a two-tiered Internet service model. In 2014, President Obama announced a new plan to preserve "net neutrality" and to prevent Internet service providers from blocking or slowing websites or creating different tiers of speed, he said-, "No service should be stuck in a ‘slow lane’ because it does not pay a fee," he wrote in a statement. "That kind of gatekeeping would undermine the level playing field essential to the Internet’s growth." Internet privacy is an opportunity of individuals to regulate the flow of information and have access to data, generated during a browsing session. Moreover, internet privacy may include some risks, like phishing, pharming and malware. Google has signed two contracts with wind developers to power its data center in Finland with 100% renewable energy. Facebook decided to build a data center in Iowa, has helped drive the local energy provider to scrap plans to build a nuclear power plant, instead build a $2bn wind farm, which has led to the biggest single order of wind turbines on record.

Infrastructure provides a large range of vital services—such as the ability to move goods and information. Infrastructural services like gas, water and banking are interconnected and mutually dependent in various complex ways, they are linked physically, through important ICT systems, to prevent breakdowns from escalating into whole infrastructure failure. There is ongoing activity on the development of Internet Science curricula on a postgraduate level. 1934: The first person who imagined a'Radiated Library' in 1934 was Paul Otlet. 1965: Two different computers started to communicate at MIT Lincoln Lab by using a packet-switching technology. 1968: Beranek and Newman have discovered an effectiveness and final version of the Interface Message Processor specifications. 1969: The nodes were installed by UCLA’s Network Measurement Centre, Stanford Research Institute, University of California-Santa Barbara and University of Utah. 1972: Ray Tomlinson introduces a network e-mail system, the Internetworking Working Group forms to address, which afterwards needs to be established for standard protocols.

1973: The term'Internet' was born. A global networking becomes a reality as the University College of London and Royal Radar Establishment, which connects to ARPANET. 1974: The first Internet Service Provider was born with the introduction of a commercial version of ARPANET. This is known as a'Telenet'. 1974: Vinton Cerf and Bob Kahn have published "A Protocol for Packet Network Interconnection," which details the design of TCP. 1976: Queen Elizabeth II sends her first e-mail. 1979: USENET forms to host news and discussion groups. 1981: The National Science Foundation provided a grant to demonstrate the Computer Science Network and afterwards to provide networking services to university computer scientists. 1982: Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol arise the protocol for ARPANET. 1983: The Domain Name System established the familiar

Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation

The Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation is a state government agency which promotes tourism in Telangana, India. The aim of TSTDC is to provide infrastructure and other facilities to tourists visiting Telangana. Part of their mission is to promote unknown tourist spots in Telangana; the Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao appointed Pervaram Ramulu IPS Retd, former Director General of police as the first chairman of TSTDC on 18-03-2015. TSTDC owns a considerable size of transport fleet 63 which includes high end Volvo and Mercedes Benz coaches, a/c and non a/c coaches; the fleet will be deployed for conducting regular and on demand packages. TSTDC have a chain of Haritha Hotels which are spread across the state of Telangana at all major tourist destinations with a size of 33 hotels which includes wayside amenities on major national highways. While focusing on the forefront of adventure and eco-tourism projects, TSTDC is organizing adventure clubs at Bhongir Fort for rock climbing activities and trekking, adventure jeep ride into the forest at Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary, Jannaram in Adilabad District.

TSTDC owns the largest water fleet - about 95 which comprises small and big boats — when compared with any other tourism corporation. The corporation operates leisure based cruises and water sports at different lakes and rivers of the state, parasailing activity at Hussain Sagar, etc. are popular for leisure cruises apart from American pontoon boats. TSTDC presents sound and light shows at Golconda Fort and the Taramati Baradari; these shows have recorded narrations along with imaginative use of music and light effects. National Tourism Award 2013-14 under the category Best Tourism friendly Golf Course.telangana tourism got a awards towords the main aÁÁ Telangana Tourism,

List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Sydney Barnes

Sydney Barnes was a professional cricketer who played for England in 27 Test matches between 1901 and 1914. He claimed 24 five-wicket hauls during his Test career. A five-wicket haul is regarded as a notable achievement, as of 2014 fewer than 50 bowlers have taken more than 15 five-wicket hauls at international level in their cricketing careers. Barnes had only played seven first-class matches when he was chosen by Archie MacLaren to tour Australia, played only 47 County Championship matches throughout his entire career, opting to play Minor Counties and Lancashire League cricket instead, he based his decision upon two main criteria – playing club cricket was more financially rewarding, he was worried about having to bowl too much in first-class county cricket, suffering from burnout. Barnes is regarded as one of the best bowlers to have played international cricket, finished his Test career with 189 wickets at an average of 16.43. At the start of his career, he was a fast bowler who endeavoured to swing the ball, the common style of bowling at the time.

However, Barnes experimented with bowling a little slower and cutting the ball, developed both an off cutter and a leg cutter that he concluded were far more effective than swinging the ball. Despite his bowling talent, Barnes did not play any Test cricket between July 1902 and December 1907, as he was considered a "prima donna" who would only put in the effort when he was in the right mood, being suitably paid. After his recall to the England side, he played until the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, was named by the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack as one of their Cricketers of the Year in 1910. Barnes made his Test debut in December 1901 against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, it was in this match that he took his first international five-wicket haul, he conceded 65 runs, in the first innings of the match. On his second Test appearance, during the same tour, Barnes collected six wickets in the first innings and seven wickets in the second innings, to complete the first of seven occasions in which he took ten or more wickets in a match.

Barnes' best bowling performances were against the South African cricket team in their 1913–14 series in South Africa. In their summary of the tour, Wisden noted that, he was irresistible." Barnes took five-wicket hauls in four of the five Test matches on the tour, claimed ten or more wickets in three of them. During the second Test, he recorded the best figures of his career, collecting eight for 56 in the first innings and nine for 103 in the second, his match figures of 17 for 159 were the best in Test cricket at the time, though since surpassed by Jim Laker's 19 wickets in 1956, remain second among all bowlers in Tests. That series marked Barnes' final appearances in Test cricket. Notes References "Statistics / Statsguru / SF Barnes / Test matches". ESPNcricinfo. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013

Cliffs of Sangstrup

The Cliffs of Sangstrup and Karlby in Denmark, Northern Europe, at the entrance to the Baltic Sea, are two, up to 17 meters tall, 5 km long coastal limestone cliffs originating from a 65-million-year-old coral reef in a prehistoric and tropical Danish sea. Today the climate in Denmark is coastal temperate, it is possible – and legal for anyone – to search for fossils in the cliffs. New cliff material is exposed due coastal erosion, prompting rock falls. Here and there corroded cannonball holes can be found in the cliffs from target shooting performed by German warships during World War II; some places. There is a narrow shoreline in front of the cliffs, although some coves are isolated and only accessible from the shore when the tide is out; the tidal difference is moderate in the range of 30 cm on this east-facing coastline shielded from the more exposed west-facing Atlantic coastlines of Europe. The cliffs are not known, not among local residents on the peninsula, where they are situated on the north-east coast facing Sweden 100 km across the sea.

Djursland is a circa 40 km x 40 km peninsula with a population of 80.000 inhabitants and a population density of 42 per square kilometer. The Cliffs of Sangstrup and Karlby are sought out by anglers, snorkel- and scuba divers; the underwater topography consists of limestone outcrops with cliffs and crevasses among forests of kelp. Access to the cliffs by car is possible at The Bight of Hjembæk, 10 km north of the town, Grenaa. Here the Cliffs of Karlby stretch to the Cliffs of Sangstrup to the south; the rocky limestone and flint seen as The Cliffs of Sangstrup is part of a geological formation, that can be seen at the surface on one of the south easterly islands of Denmark, Møn, as The Cliffs of Møn 160 km south east of Sangstrup. The formation surfaces in northern Denmark, south of the town of Aalborg, where the limestone is used as a raw material for production of cement in a large scale. In the sea out from Sangstrup the limestone bedrock stretches underwater south along the coast. 20 km south of Sangstrup Klint at, Glatved, an industrial kiln at the end of Glatved Strandvej converted limestone extracted from the coast and the hills to burnt lime.

This stopped at the turn of the century. Burnt lime was, to some extent still is used for white washing of traditional Danish country houses and country churches. Lime extraction in this region of eastern Djursland stretches several hundred years back; the country church in Nødager, located centrally on the Djursland peninsula, is not only white washed with lime, the building is built from limestone, just as 8 eight other country churches in the peninsula, Djursland. In the case of Nødager church the stones where sailed down the coast and inland from a quarry by Sangstrup around year 1150. At that time a sound, Kolindsund cut centrally into the peninsula, making transport by ship possible. Today Kolindsund is farmland. After the sounds estuary sanded over in the Middle Ages, at what is now Grenaa Beach, the sound became a lake for some centuries until 1870, when it was pumped dry and converted into the farmland it is today; the Lime from Sangstrup and the east coast of Djursland has not only been used for white washing.

Burnt lime is a main ingredient in mortar used for building with bricks

County Route 509 (New Jersey)

County Route 509, abbreviated CR 509, is a county highway in the U. S. state of New Jersey. The highway exists in two segments– one 0.95-mile unsigned segment exists in northern Middlesex County while the signed mainline extends 25.78 miles from North Avenue in Westfield to Straight Street in Paterson. For two small stretches – in Clifton at the interchange with Route 19, in Paterson as it crosses over the Passaic River – CR 509 splits into separate northbound and southbound alignments. CR 509 intersects with the Garden State Parkway at exit 138 in Kenilworth; the 0.95 miles unsigned Middlesex County segment begins at the intersection of Park Avenue and Maple Avenue in South Plainfield. The county route, not signed as CR 509 but rather CR 602, heads northeast on Maple Avenue through a residential neighborhood. After crossing Woodland Avenue, the road enters Edison and passes between two parts of the Plainfield Country Club. CR 602 breaks off the road at Inman Avenue leaving CR 509 on Old Raritan Road continuing northeast on a locally maintained road.

At the Union County line, the CR 509 designation ends and Raritan Road continues into Scotch Plains. The signed mainline portion of CR 509 begins at a complex intersection in the town of Westfield, seven miles west of Elizabeth. State Route 28 and Union County Route 610 come from Scotch Plains to the west on either side of the train tracks running along New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line and criss-cross at a traffic circle a few hundred feet from the Westfield Train Station. CR 509 branches off in a northeast direction from Route 28 just after the state highway branches off of the circle and crosses under the tracks before continuing east. From its southern terminus to Elmer Street in Westfield, the road is town maintained. After cutting through downtown Westfield, CR 509 passes Fairview Cemetery on the right before coming to an intersection with CR 577, which splits off to the left before banking due north toward Mountainside, Springfield and U. S. Route 22. CR 509 turns right onto Springfield Avenue but becomes Kenilworth Boulevard.

For less than a mile, the route passes through Cranford, during which time County Route 615 splits off to the right. It crosses into Kenilworth, where it is signed as "Boulevard" while traveling nearly due east.. Once through downtown Kenilworth, CR 509 interchanges the Garden State Parkway at Exit 138 before crossing into Union, it dips southeast for a few hundred feet turns left onto Salem Road at a five-point intersection with Union County routes 616 and 619. Salem Road bends back to the north, crossing State Route 82 near Kean University and over the Elizabeth River into Hillside, where it passes Vaux Hall Road and Hillside High School. CR 509 has no interchange. Traffic looking to access US 22 must turn right just beyond the overpass at Hillside Avenue, where access is provided near the Newark border. CR 509 turns left onto Hillside Avenue, while the road continues to a dead end at St. Peter's Park on the outskirts of Newark. After turning, CR 509 makes this time onto Chestnut Avenue, it passes over Interstate 78.

The route continues as Coit Street Grove Street as it moves into Irvington and Essex County. Now in a populated neighborhood, CR 509 crosses Springfield Avenue a little east of the end of the State Route 124 designation, crosses several 600-series routes while paralleling the Parkway, it intersects CR 510 at the massive Cemetery of the Holy Sepulchre moves into Newark for about half a mile enters East Orange where it meets CR 508. Shortly thereafter, it interchanges with Interstate 280, providing access to Newark, the Oranges and the Parkway. CR 509 continues north into Bloomfield, it crosses back under the Garden State Parkway before moving into Passaic County, through the cities of Clifton and Paterson, where it ends at CR 504. The two segments of CR 509 were connected through southern Union County via Raritan Road, Martine Avenue, West Broad Street, Route 28. County Route 509 Spur was a county highway in Union County; the highway extended 2.98 miles from Broad Street in Westfield to Route 124 in Springfield.

The road is now part of a southern extension of CR 577. Major intersections The entire route was in Union County. U. S. Roads portal New Jersey portal NJDOT County Route 509 Southbound Straight Line Diagram from the New Jersey Department of Transportation NJ State Highways: CR 200-514