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Bourbon County, Kansas

Bourbon County is a county located in Southeast Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 15,173, its county seat and most populous city is Fort Scott. For many millennia, the Great Plains of North America was inhabited by nomadic Native Americans. From the 16th century to 18th century, the Kingdom of France claimed ownership of large parts of North America. In 1762, after the French and Indian War, France secretly ceded New France to Spain, per the Treaty of Fontainebleau. In 1802, Spain returned most of the land to France. In 1803, most of the land for modern day Kansas was acquired by the United States from France as part of the 828,000 square mile Louisiana Purchase for 2.83 cents per acre. In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U. S. state. In 1855, Bourbon County was established. Bourbon virus, a new strain of thogotovirus, was first discovered in Bourbon County. In the spring of 2014 an otherwise healthy man was bitten by a tick, contracting the virus, dying 11 days from organ failure.

According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 639 square miles, of which 635 square miles is land and 3.6 square miles is water. Linn County Vernon County, Missouri Crawford County Neosho County Allen County Anderson County Fort Scott National Historic Site Sources: National Atlas, U. S. Census Bureau U. S. Route 54 U. S. Route 69 Kansas Highway 3 Kansas Highway 7 Kansas Highway 31 Kansas Highway 39 Kansas Highway 65 As of the 2000 census, there were 15,379 people, 6,161 households, 4,127 families residing in the county; the population density was 24 people per square mile. There were 7,135 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 94.06% White, 3.08% Black or African American, 0.84% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population. There were 6,161 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.00% were non-families.

29.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.90% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.01. In the county, the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.50 males. The median income for a household in the county was $31,199, the median income for a family was $39,239. Males had a median income of $27,043 versus $20,983 for females; the per capita income for the county was $16,393. About 9.50% of families and 13.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.00% of those under age 18 and 13.40% of those age 65 or over. Bourbon County is a Republican county. Only six presidential elections from 1888 to the present have resulted in Republicans failing to win the county, with the last of these being in 1964.

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1992, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement. Fort Scott USD 234 Uniontown USD 235 Bronson Fort Scott Fulton Mapleton Redfield Uniontown Bourbon County is divided into eleven townships; the city of Fort Scott is considered governmentally independent and is excluded from the census figures for the townships. In the following table, the population center is the largest city included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size. Jonathan M. Davis, 22nd Governor of Kansas. National Register of Historic Places listings in Bourbon County, Kansas Standard Atlas of Bourbon County, Kansas. A. Ogle & Co. History of Bourbon County, Kansas: To the Close of 1865. An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Bourbon County, Kansas. CountyBourbon County - Official Bourbon County - Directory of Public OfficialsMapsBourbon County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT Kansas Highway Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT Kansas Railroad Maps: Current, 1996, 1915, KDOT and Kansas Historical Society


Shirvanshah spelled as Shīrwān Shāh or Sharwān Shāh, was the title of the rulers of Shirvan, located in modern Azerbaijan, from the mid-9th century to the early 16th century. The title remained in a single family, the Yazidids, an Arab but speedily Persianized dynasty, although the Shirvanshahs are known as the Kasranids or Kaqanids; the Shirvanshah established a native state in Shirvan. The Shirvanshahs dynasty, existing as independent or a vassal state, from 861 until 1538. There were two periods of an independent and strong Shirvan state: first in the 12th century, under kings Manuchehr and his son, Akhsitan I who built the stronghold of Baku, second in the 15th century under Derbendid dynasty; the title'Shirvanshah' appears to date back to the period before Islam's emergence in the Arabian peninsula. Ibn Khordadbeh mentions the Shirvanshah as one of the local rulers who received their title from the first Sassanid emperor, Ardashir I. Al-Baladhuri mentions that a Shirvanshah, together with the neighbouring Layzanshah, were encountered by the Arabs during their conquest of Persia, submitted to the Arab commander Salman ibn Rab'ia al-Bahili.

From the late 8th century, Shirvan was under the rule of the members of the Arab family of Yazid ibn Mazyad al-Shaybani, named governor of the region by the Abbasid caliph Harun al-Rashid. His descendants, the Yazidids, would rule Shirvan as independent princes until the 14th century. By origin, the Yazidids were Arabs of the Shayban tribe and belonged to high ranking generals and governors of the Abbasid army. In the chaos that engulfed the Abbasid Caliphate after the death of the Caliph al-Mutawakkil in 861, the great-grandson of Yazid b. Mazyad Shaybani, Haytham ibn Khalid, declared himself independent and assumed the ancient title of Shirvanshah; the dynasty continuously ruled the area of Shirvan either as an independent state or a vassal state until the Safavid times. One of the important books in the early history of this dynasty is the anonymous Taʾrikh Bab al-Abwab, preserved by the Ottoman historian Münejjim Bashi, the last date of which concerning the dynasty is 468/1075. A translation of this important work into English language was published by the orientalist Vladimir Minorsky in 1958.

We know from this book that the history of the Shirvan Shahs was tied with that of the Arab Hashimid family in Darband and intermarriage between the two Arab families was common with Yazidids ruling for various periods in the latter town. By the time of the anonymous work Hodud al-Alam, the Shirvan Shahs, from their capital of Yazīdiyya, had absorbed neighbouring kingdoms north of the Kur river and thus acquired the additional titles of Layzan Shah and Khursan Shah. We can discern the progressive Persianisation of this Arab family. According to Encyclopedia of Islam: After the Shah Yazid b. Ahmad, Arab names give way to Persian ones like Manūčihr, Ḳubādh, Farīdūn, etc. likely as a reflection of marriage links with local families, with that of the ancient rulers in Shābarān, the former capital, the Yazidids now began to claim a nasab going back to Sassanid kings Bahrām Gūr or to Khusraw Anushirwan. According to Vladimir Minorsky, the most explanation of the Iranicisation of this Arab family could be marriage link with the family of the ancient rulers of Shabaran.

He further states: The attraction of a Sassanian pedigree proved stronger than the recollection of Shaybani lineage. The coat of arms with two lions could be a reminder of the story of Bahrām Gur in Shahnama where Bahrām had to claim the crown from between two lions to be recognized as the king. In the mid-11th century, Seljuk Turks ended Abbasid control by invading Shirvan from Central Asia and asserting political dominance; the Seljuks brought with them Turkish customs. The Seljuqs became the main rulers of a vast empire that included all of Iran and Azerbaijan until the end of the 12th century. During the Seljuq period, the influential vizier of the Seljuq sultans, Nizam ul-Mulk is noted for having helped introduce numerous educational and bureaucratic reforms, his death in 1092 marked the beginning of the decline of the once well-organized Seljuq state that further deteriorated following the death of Sultan Ahmad Sanjar in 1153. At the end of 11th and at the beginning of 12th centuries, the Seljuqid state entered to the period of collapse at the result of interior fought for throne among the representatives of Seljuqid dynasty.

Utilizing from this circumstance, several governors, who were under the subordination of seljukid state, refused to accept the authority of Sultans. In the beginning of the 12th century Shirvan attracted the attention of its expanding Georgian neighbours who on several occasions raided its territory. Shirvanshahs were in position of power shifting between Seljuqid states. In 1112 David IV of Georgia gave his daughter Tamar in marriage to son of Shirvanshah Afridun I, Manuchihr III. Afridun lost many castles, including Qabala to David IV of Georgia in 1117 and 1120. After the death of Afridun I, murdered in the battle for Derbent, the throne in Shirvan passed to his son, Manuchir III. Manuchir III was under the influence of his wife, Georgian princess Tamar and maintained pro-Georgian orientation. After decisive victory of Battle of Didgori Manuchir rejected to pay tribute to Eldiguzids. Depriving from the tributes in the amount of 40 thousand dinars, the Seljuqid Sultan Mahmud directed to Shirvan at the beginning of 1123, captured Shama

1968–69 European Cup

The 1968–69 season of the European Cup football club tournament was won by Milan, who beat Ajax 4–1 in the final, giving Milan its first European Cup title since 1963, its second overall. A number of Eastern Bloc clubs withdrew from the first two rounds when UEFA paired up all of the Eastern Bloc clubs against one another. Substitutions of two players at any game time were allowed. Manchester United, the defending champions, were eliminated by Milan in the semi-finals. Milan won 5–3 on aggregate. Celtic won 4–2 on aggregate. Manchester United won 10–2 on aggregate. Anderlecht won 5–2 on aggregate. Rapid Wien won 6–4 on aggregate. Real Madrid won 12–0 on aggregate. Ajax won 5–1 on aggregate. Fenerbahçe won 2–1 on aggregate. Benfica won 8–1 on aggregate. Reipas Lahti won 3–1 on aggregate. Spartak Trnava won 5–3 on aggregate. AEK Athens won 5–3 on aggregate. AB won 4–3 on aggregate. Celtic won 6–2 on aggregate. Manchester United won 4–3 on aggregate. Rapid Wien won 2–2 on away goals. Ajax won 4–0 on aggregate.

Spartak Trnava won 16–2 on aggregate. AEK Athens won 2–0 on aggregate. 1 Ajax beat Benfica 3–0 in a play-off to reach the semi-finals. Milan won 1–0 on aggregate. Manchester United won 3–0 on aggregate. 4–4 on aggregate. Tie is decided by a tie-breaker match on neutral ground. Spartak Trnava won 3–2 on aggregate. Ajax win the tie-breaker. Milan won 2–1 on aggregate. Ajax won 3–2 on aggregate; the top scorers from the 1968–69 European Cup are as follows: 1968–69 All matches – season at UEFA website European Cup results at Rec. Sport. Soccer Statistics Foundation All scorers 1968–69 European Cup according to protocols UEFA 1968-69 European Cup - results and line-ups

Software industry in Telangana

The Indian state of Telangana has a significant amount of software export in India. While the majority of the industry is concentrated in Hyderabad, other cities are becoming significant IT destinations in the state. In Hyderabad, the central region of the business happens in the Madhapur suburb. Development of HITEC City prompted several IT and ITES companies to set up operations in the city, has led civic boosters to call their city "Cyberabad." There have been extensive investments in digital infrastructure in Telangana. The IT exports from Hyderabad stood second in the country at ₹93,442 crore in FY 2017-18 improving from previous year ₹85,470 crore in FY 2016-17 The target is to increase it to ₹1.2 lac crore by 2020. The IT industry got a major push By setting up Larsen & Tubro with policy maker APIIC built a special economic zone called Hyderabad Information Technology Engineering Consultancy City or HITEC City, it started the era of IT in Hyderabad. The initiation of this Software Industry in Hyderabad was done in parallel to other major cities in India in the early 1990s.

Present Telangana Chief Minister, K. Chandrasekhar Rao created the Telangana IT policy 2016. However, before that HITEC City was built in Cyberabad; the foundation stone was laid for HITEC City in 1991 by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Janardhan Reddy. Srini Raju Co-Founder and Chairman of Peepul Capital, a Private Equity firm based out of Hyderabad and Chennai. Wipro Accenture Infosys Temenos


Chondrodite is a nesosilicate mineral with formula 522. Although it is a rare mineral, it is the most encountered member of the humite group of minerals, it is formed in hydrothermal deposits from locally metamorphosed dolomite. It is found associated with skarn and serpentinite, it was discovered in 1817 on Mt. Somma, part of the Vesuvius complex in Italy, named from the Greek for "granule", a common habit for this mineral. Mg52F2 is the end member formula as given by the International Mineralogical Association, molar mass 351.6 g. There is some OH in the F sites, Fe and Ti can substitute for Mg, so the formula for the occurring mineral is better written 522; the chondrodite structure is based on a distorted hexagonal close packed array of anions O, OH and F with metal ions in the octahedral sites resulting in zigzag chains of M6 octahedra. Chains are staggered so that none of the independent tetrahedral sites occupied by Si has OH or F corners. Half of the octahedral sites are filled by divalent cations, principally Mg, one tenth of the tetrahedral sites are filled by Si.

There are three distinct octahedra in the array: Fe is ordered in the M1 sites but not in the larger M2 and smaller M3 sites. Ti is ordered in the M3 positions, which are the smallest, but Ti concentration appears never to exceed 0.5 atoms Ti per formula unit in natural specimens. In the humite series Mg2+ is replaced by Fe2+, Mn2+, Ca2+ and Zn2+ in that order of abundance, though Mg2+ always predominates. Space Group: P21/bUnit Cell Parameters: Synthetic F end member a=7.80 Å, b=4.75 Å, c=10.27 Å, beta=109.2o. Synthetic OH end member a=7.914 Å, b=4.752 Å, c=10.350 Å, beta=108.71o. Natural chondrodite has a=7.867 to 7.905 Å, b=4.727 to 4.730 Å, c=10.255 to 10.318 Å, beta=109.0o to 109.33o. Z=2. Chondrodite is yellow, red or brown, or colorless, but zoning of different color intensity is common, intergrown plates of chondrodite, clinohumite and monticellite have been reported. Chondrodite is biaxial, with refractive indices variously reported as nα = 1.592 - 1.643, nβ = 1.602 - 1.655, nγ = 1.619 - 1.675, birefringence = 0.025 - 0.037, 2V measured as 64° to 90°, calculated: 76° to 78°.

Refractive indices tend to increase from norbergite to clinohumite in the humite group. They increase with Fe2+ and Ti4+ and with − substituting for F−. Dispersion: r > v. Chondrodite is found in metamorphic contact zones between carbonate rocks and acidic or alkaline intrusions where fluorine has been introduced by metasomatic processes, it is formed by the hydration of olivine, 2SiO4, is stable over a range of temperatures and pressures that include those existing in a portion of the uppermost mantle. Titanian chondrodite has been found as inclusions in olivine in serpentinite in West Greenland, where it is associated with clinohumite, magnesite, magnetite and Ni-Co-Pb sulfides in a matrix of antigorite. Clinohumite Alleghanyite Humite Classification of minerals List of minerals

Stand Up and Scream

Stand Up and Scream is the debut studio album by English metalcore band Asking Alexandria, released on 15 September 2009 through Sumerian Records. The album has charted at number 170 on the Billboard 200, number 29 on Top Independent albums, number 5 on Top Heatseekers; the record managed to remain at the Top Heatseekers chart at position number 36 until the end of July 2010. The title of the album is chosen from a lyric in the second track "Final Episode", where the relevant line within the chorus reads "Just stand up and scream, the tainted clock is counting down". Six of the tracks featured on the album have been released digitally through the band's MySpace and PureVolume accounts; these include, Nobody Don't Dance No More, The Final Episode, A Candlelit Dinner With Inamorta, Not The American Average, A Single Moment of Sincerity, I Was Once, Maybe, Perhaps, a Cowboy King. When downloaded, the ID3 tags displayed Demo 2008 as the songs relevant album. There are both minor and more noticeable alterations in all of the songs released on the album in comparison to those released digitally in 2008.

The song "Hey There Mr. Brooks" is written as a homage to the film, Mr. Brooks, its lyrics feature many references to scenes in the film. In September 2009, Asking Alexandria shot their debut music video for the song "Final Episode". In the video, the musicians play in a dark room, dressed in black. Shown is a table, on which stands the glass with water. Throughout the video, the glass shifts to the edge of the table and falls down and breaks in the end. In 2010, the music video for "A Prophecy" was released, it was filmed in Los Angeles in its entirety during the band's headlining tour, "Welcome to the Circus", in between tour dates. It features the band playing in a dark alley during a storm, cuts between shots of the band and a woman falling through the ocean. There is a shot of James Cassells spitting fire towards the end before the last breakdown. In 2010, Asking Alexandria shot a performance video of "If You Can't Ride Two Horses at Once... You Should Get Out of the Circus" at Chain Reaction in California.

It is included on Life Gone Wild. During the Epicenter 2011, Asking Alexandria shot a performance video for "Not the American Average". All tracks are written by Ben Bruce and James Cassells.