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Bladen County, North Carolina

Bladen County is a county located in the U. S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 35,190, its county seat is Elizabethtown. The county was created in 1734 as Bladen Precinct and gained county status in 1739. Bladen County was formed in 1734 from New Hanover Precinct, it was named for a member of the Board of Trade. With the abolition of Bath County in 1739, all of its constituent precincts became counties. Bladen's original residents included the Waccamaw people. Bladen County began with indefinite northern and western boundaries. Reductions in its extent began in 1750. In 1752 the northern part of Bladen County was combined with parts of Granville County and Johnston County to form Orange County. In 1754 the northern part of what was left of Bladen County became Cumberland County. In 1764 the southern part of what remained of Bladen County was combined with part of New Hanover County to form Brunswick County. In 1787 the western part of the now much smaller county became Robeson County.

In 1808 the southern part of Bladen County was combined with part of Brunswick County to form Columbus County. Bladen County is considered the "mother county" of North Carolina because of the 100 counties in North Carolina, 55 of them at one point belonged to Bladen County, it is the fourth largest county in North Carolina. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 887 square miles, of which 874 square miles is land and 13 square miles is water, it is the fourth-largest county in North Carolina by land area. As of the census of 2000, there were 32,278 people, 12,897 households, 8,937 families residing in the county; the population density was 37 people per square mile. There were 15,316 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 57.22% White, 37.91% Black or African American, 2.04% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.97% from other races, 0.73% from two or more races. 3.71 % of the population were Latino of any race.

By 2005 55.8% of the population of Bladen County was non-Hispanic whites. 36.8% of the population was African-American. 5.0% of the population of was Latino. 2.3% of the population was Native American. There were 12,897 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.90% were married couples living together, 15.70% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.70% were non-families. 27.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.97. In the county, the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 25.20% from 45 to 64, 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.70 males. The median income for a household in the county was $26,877, the median income for a family was $33,974.

Males had a median income of $27,799 versus $21,973 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,735. About 16.60% of families and 21.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.70% of those under age 18 and 24.20% of those age 65 or over. Bladen County is a member of the regional Lumber River Council of Governments. Following the 2018 United States Midterm Elections, an investigation was opened into accusations of an absentee ballot fraud scheme directed by McCrae Dowless in Bladen County, within North Carolina's 9th Congressional District. Accusations were based around the Republican Primary election, in which Mark Harris defeated incumbent Robert Pittenger, around the general election, in which Harris appeared to defeat Democrat Dan McCready; as of December 2018, the investigation is ongoing. Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman, said it was possible over 1,000 ballots had been destroyed. According to District Attorney Jon David, the county has a "troubled history of political groups exploiting the use of absentee ballots."

Bladenboro Clarkton Dublin East Arcadia Elizabethtown Tar Heel White Lake Butters Kelly White Oak Abbottsburg Ammon Ammon Ford Carvers Colly Township Council Rosindale The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Bladen County.† county seat Bladen County is the home of the oldest documented Taxodium distichum at 1622 years old. Smithfield Foods, an anchor employer for Bladen County and two nearby counties, employed about 5,000 people in 2018. National Register of Historic Places listings in Bladen County, North Carolina Official website Bladen Journal, Google news archive. —PDFs of 2,696 issues, dating from 1929 to 1985

Wurster's blue

Wurster's blue is the trivial name given to the chemical N,N,N′,N′-tetramethyl-p-phenylenediamine known as TMPD. It is an oxidised phenylenediamine, which loses two electrons in one-electron oxidation steps; the remaining part of its name comes from the German chemist Casimir Wurster. The hydrochloride salt finds use as a redox indicator in the oxidase test and is used in electron transport chain analysis as it is capable of donating electrons to cytochrome c; the term "Wurster's blue" is reserved for the radical cation, the colorless diamine being called tetramethylphenylenediamine. The midpoint potential for titration of the first electron is given as 0.276 V vs NHE, this transition is useful in potentiometric titrations as both a redox mediator and indicator. The two electron-oxidized form is unstable in aqueous solutions, therefore oxidizing conditions should be avoided in titrations relying on TMPD, or reached only during the final stage of the titration; the second oxidation step is not well separated from the first on the redox scale, so some instability will be encountered on the oxidizing side of 0.276, it is impossible to prepare pure aqueous solutions of Wurster's Blue due to its dismutation to the unstable diaminium and TMPD.

Wurster's original paper

Elias Traboulsi

Elias I. Traboulsi is a physician in the fields of pediatric ophthalmology. Elias Traboulsi was born May 1957 in Beirut, Lebanon, to Iskandar and Renée Traboulsi. Dr. Traboulsi earned a bachelor's degree in Science in 1977 and a Doctorate in Medicine in 1982 at the American University of Beirut. Traboulsi completed a residency in ophthalmology at the American University of Beirut Medical Center in 1985, he moved to the United States, to complete a fellowship in ophthalmic genetics at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute of Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland. Traboulsi continued his training with a residency in ophthalmology at Georgetown University Medical Center and a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at Children's National Medical Center, both in Washington, DC. Following a year as chief resident in ophthalmology at Georgetown University Medical Center, Traboulsi joined the faculty at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he served as Associate Professor of Ophthalmology from 1990-1997.

He additionally was named as Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center 1995-1997. In 1997, Traboulsi left Johns Hopkins to join the faculty at, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, as Head of the Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and Director of the Center for Genetic Eye Diseases, where he has worked since, he was Director of the Cole Eye Institute fellowship program in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 1997-2009, has been the Cole Eye Institute Residency Program Director since 2001. He was appointed Director of the Graduate Medical Education and Vice-Chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Education Institute in 2005. Traboulsi has been a Professor of Ophthalmology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University since 2006. Additional positions include: Past President, current Executive Vice President, International Society for Genetic Eye Disease and Retinoblastoma Editor-In-Chief, Ophthalmic Genetics Past and Present Editorial Board Member of peer-reviewed journals including American Journal of Ophthalmology, Journal of AAPOS, Middle East Journal of Ophthalmology, EyeNet Magazine, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology Director, Vision First Program: This is funded program for vision screening for detection of amblyopia and other eye disease of children in Cleveland Public Schools.

His honors include: Marshall M. Parks Fellowship Award, Costenbader Society, 1989–1990 Honor Award, The American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1995 Clinician Scientist Award, The Cleveland Clinic Eye Institute, 1998 Honor Award, The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, 2002 Elected to the American Ophthalmological Society, May 2004. Thesis title: "Congenital Abnormalities of Cranial Nerve Development: Overview, Molecular Mechanisms and Further Evidence of Heterogeneity and Complexity of Syndromes with Congenital Limitation of Eye Movements". Recipient of the Sandy and Tom Trudell Award for the Study of Retinal Degenerative Disease, 2004 Senior Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2005 Marshall M. Parks Lectureship, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2008 Great Ormond Street Hospital Gold Medal Visiting Professor, England, 2009 Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors 2002-2010 Franceschetti Lectureship, International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma, India 2011 Traboulsi has authored the books Genetic Diseases of the Eye and A Compendium of Inherited Disorders and the Eye.

He has worked as principal investigator on a number of studies focused on determination and description of the molecular genetics and clinical manifestations of ocular disorders. Gamm DM. A Compendium of Inherited Disorders and the Eye: Book Review. Arch Ophthalmol 2007. Lam B. Retinal Imaging. Book Review. Am J Ophthalmol 2006. Papermaster D. S. Genetic Diseases of the Eye, Edited by Elias I. Traboulsi: Book Review. Am J Hum Genet 1999. Traboulsi EI. Genetic Diseases of the Eye. Oxford University Press, Series of Monographs in Medical Genetics, 1998. Traboulsi EI. A Compendium of Inherited Disorders and the Eye. Oxford University Press, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, The Monographs Series, 2005. Http://

73rd Golden Globe Awards

The 73rd Golden Globe Awards honored the best in film and American television of 2015 and was broadcast live on January 10, 2016, from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California 5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 p.m. EST by NBC; the ceremony was produced by Dick Clark Productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The nominations were announced on December 10, 2015, at the Beverly Hilton by Angela Bassett, America Ferrera, Chloë Grace Moretz and Dennis Quaid. Denzel Washington was announced as the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award honoree on November 16, 2015. Ricky Gervais hosted the show for the fourth time. Mozart in the Jungle, Mr. Robot, The Martian, The Revenant, Steve Jobs were among the films and television shows that received multiple awards; these are the nominees for the 73rd Golden Globe Awards. Winners are listed at the top of each list; the following 16 films received multiple nominations: The following 3 films received multiple wins: The following 13 series received multiple nominations: The following 2 series received multiple wins: The Hollywood Foreign Press announced the following presenters: The show received mixed to negative reviews, with the critics panning host Ricky Gervais's jokes as well as lack of energy in ceremony.

Writing for The Washington Post, Hank Stuever criticised the ceremony saying, "We ask for the worst, so we get the worst", went on to said "Gervais acted like he was the one being made to suffer, but this misery is shared all around." Daniel D'Addario of Time's felt that show was a "bore" and said, "By the Globes' own standard, this year's show felt unbearably bogged down." However The New York Times's. "A well-run, fun Globes — privileged people toasting their terrific success with bottomless Moët — is its own corrective to Hollywood self-seriousness. Whereas the planned transgression of this one was less a stiff shot than small beer." The ceremony was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award in the Comedy/Variety – Specials category but lost out to Triumph’s Election Special. The ceremony averaged a Nielsen 5.5 ratings/13 share, was watched by 18.5 million viewers. The ratings was an eleven percent decline from the previous ceremony's viewership of 19.3 million, the second highest in a decade.

21st Critics' Choice Awards 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards 36th Golden Raspberry Awards 69th British Academy Film Awards 88th Academy Awards Official website 73rd Golden Globe Awards on IMDb 73rd Golden Globe Awards at Rotten Tomatoes Golden Globes 2016

Hitler's War (game)

Hitler's War is a strategic level World War II war game. It covers the war in Europe, for 3 players, it was first printed by Metagaming Concepts in 1981, in a "pocket game" sized box with all paper components reprinted in 1984 by Avalon Hill in a standard box with cardboard mounted game board. It uses standard square counters on a hex map, but at a larger scale than most other treatments of the subject: Italy and Poland are only two hexes wide, for example. Units are armies, each side has fewer than 10 units on the board at a time. To make up for that, unoccupied hexes have a defense strength, must be attacked and captured; the strength of each army is measured in abstract force points, recorded off the board, that changes with combat and reinforcement. Each turn represents 4 months; the game includes rules for economics, submarine warfare, a few generals, military research, including the A-bomb. There are three scenarios included: Operation Barbarossa, simulating the Eastern Front. Game play is estimated at between 1½ to 5 hours.

Dragon #61 Hitler's War - 1977 history book by David Irving Hitler's War at BoardGameGeek Hitler's War Wargame Academy page on the Avalon Hill game Hitler's War for Windows Fan-made free computer game version of the board game

Clyde H. Smith

Clyde Harold Smith was a United States Representative from Maine. Born on a farm near Harmony, Maine, he moved with his parents to Hartland, Maine in 1891, he attended the rural schools and Hartland Academy, taught school. Smith served in the Maine House of Representatives from 1899 to 1903 and from 1919 to 1923. From 1904 to 1907, he was a member of the Hartland board of selectmen, moved to Skowhegan, having been elected sheriff of Somerset County, serving from 1905 to 1909, he engaged in the retail sale of automobiles and the hardware and plumbing business, as well as the newspaper publishing business in Skowhegan. He engaged in banking and real estate. From 1914 to 1932, he was a member of the Skowhegan board of selectmen, served in the Maine State Senate from 1923 to 1929 where he was an ardent opponent of the Ku Klux Klan, at the time in its ascendency. Smith was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fifth and Seventy-sixth Congresses, serving from January 3, 1937 until his death, in Washington, D.

C. in April 1940. He was interred in Pine Grove Cemetery, Maine. Smith's wife, Margaret Chase Smith, was elected to fill the vacancy caused by his death and went on to serve in the U. S. Senate. List of United States Congress members who died in office United States Congress. "Clyde H. Smith". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Clyde H. Smith at Find a Grave