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Buffalo County, Wisconsin

Buffalo County is a county located in the U. S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,587, its county seat is Alma. The county was organized the following year. Buffalo County, founded in 1853, is named for the Buffalo River, which flows from Strum to Alma, where it empties into the Mississippi River; the Buffalo River obtained its name from the French voyager Father Louis Hennepin, who named it Riviere des Boeufs in 1680. The first permanent settlement was established in 1839, located in; this settlement was named Holmes' Landing after a family who traded with the Sioux and Chippewa. Buffalo County was settled by Swiss and Norwegian immigrants who were drawn to the area by the growing lumber industry, fertile soils, access to the Mississippi, available land. By 1848, a second community was established called Twelve Mile Bluff, now known as Alma. Agriculture developed during the 1850s on top of the ridges where natural prairies and oak savannas occurred, which made working the land much easier.

With the lack of good roads, settlement remained along the Mississippi River, where farmers could ship their grain on steamboats. The development of the Northern Rail from Winona, allowed for development away from the river, by 1890, farmers were transporting their goods predominantly by rail; the Civil War gave a boost to the local economy with the rising demand for wheat, the main crop of the county. The postwar period brought a large influx of settlers. With the price of wheat falling, farmers turned to dairy farming, by the 1880s, local creameries had started to appear. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 710 square miles, of which 672 square miles are land and 38 square miles are covered by water. Pepin County – north Eau Claire County – northeast Trempealeau County – east Winona County, Minnesota – south Wabasha County, Minnesota – west As of the census of 2000, there were 13,804 people, 5,511 households, 3,780 families residing in the county; the population density was 20 people per square mile.

There were 6,098 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 98.69% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, 0.46% from two or more races. 0.62 % of the population were Latino of any race. 44.3 % were of 8.8 % Polish ancestry. 96.9 % spoke 1.6 % Spanish and 1.1 % German as their first language. There were 5,511 households out of which 30.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 6.20% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.40% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.60% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.01. In the county, the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, 16.80% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 100.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.40 males. In 2017, there were 121 births, giving a general fertility rate of 58.4 births per 1000 women aged 15–44, the 22nd lowest rate out of all 72 Wisconsin counties. 33 of the births were to unmarried 88 to married mothers. Additionally, there were fewer than five reported induced abortions performed on women of Buffalo County residence in 2017. Alma Buffalo City Fountain City Mondovi Cochrane Nelson Gilmanton Waumandee Anchorage Bohri Savoy Springdale Chauncey H. Cooke, American soldier in the U. S. Civil War National Register of Historic Places listings in Buffalo County, Wisconsin Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Biographical History of La Crosse and Buffalo Counties, Wisconsin. Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1892. Curtiss-Wedge, Franklyn. History of Buffalo and Pepin Counties Wisconsin. Winona, Minn.: H. C.

Cooper, 1919. Kessinger, L. History of Buffalo County, Wisconsin. Alma, Wis.: 1888. Buffalo County government website Buffalo County map from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Gabriel Flores

Gabriel Flores was a prominent Mexican painter and muralist born in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Between 1956 and 1993, his murals focused on historical and universal themes, as well as the ability of art functioning as social commentary. In the 1960s, at the height of his career, he created his magnum opus Los Niños Héroes, depicting the sacrifice of six child soldiers during the Mexican-American War. Gabriel Flores described himself. Gabriel Flores García was born on February 8, 1930, in Guadalajara, although some sources mention El Arenal, he was involved in the arts since early childhood and at the age of 17, he began his formal art studies. In 1948, he entered the School of Fine Arts at the University of Guadalajara. Together with Guillermo Chávez Vega, Miguel Aldana and Ignacio Martínez, they formed the Neo-realist art group, running counter to the abstract art movement at the time, his early influences included Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco, both members of the Mexican Mural Renaissance in the 1920s and 1930s.

His first achievement came early in 1951 when the Benjamin Franklin Library of Guadalajara presented an exhibition of his works. Soon thereafter, he lived in Mexico City for a period of four years, where he worked alongside other distinguished painters. At 25 years of age, he returned to his native land of Jalisco and abandoned his brief teaching duties to focus his career as a muralist, his second exhibition in Guadalajara featured El maíz en la Colonia, now lost. With an established recognition in the region, he was selected by governor of Jalisco Agustín Yáñez to create two murals in the Public Library of the State, La imprenta en Jalisco and El parnaso jalisciense, the latter of, one of his most representative works. In 1960, he painted Alegoria de la Guerra y la Paz in the state of Michoacán, though it was transferred to the governmental offices in Guadalajara. Two years he was given the Jalisco Award in Culture, a recognition observed by the city to Jaliscans with excellence in the visual arts.

The city council declared Gabriel Flores a "favorite son" and included his name in the School of Painters near Agua Azul park. He reached his career high point in the latter half of the 1960s. In creating La filosofía y la ciencia at the Salvador Allende auditorium in the University of Guadalajara, he sought to bring attention to the realities of poverty, social injustice and consequences of industrialism and technology. Los Niños Héroes, painted in Chapultepec Castle in 1967, honors the child heroes who died in the Battle of Chapultepec during the Mexican–American War; the mural depicts a Mexican military cadet jumping from the tower of Chapultepec Castle in 1847 wrapped in the Mexican flag in order to prevent its capture by the U. S. military forces. As a presentation to tequila, one of Jalisco's largest exports, he accepted a request to paint Tahona y fiesta and Mitología e historia del tequila for Casa Sauza, a liquor factory in Tequila, Jalisco. There was a change in subject matter for Flores' murals at the turn of the 1970s, shifting from historical and universal themes to works containing his own ideas and feelings on social and political events.

He painted a series of murals, including Culto al Dinero and Estampas de la vida, which did not garner much praise and were removed from exhibitions. In 1984, at the age of 54, the Jalisco government awarded him the Medal of the Arts; the state governor commissioned his last work, La historia de la medicina en Guadalajara, completed at Antiguo Hospital Civil in 1992, just one year prior to his death. In 2005, he was recognized by the University of Guadalajara and was honored by the state congress as a distinguished Jaliscan painter. La cortina de humo, Escuela de Artes Plasticas de la Universidad de Guadalajara. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Caseína, 14 m². El maíz en la Colonia, Gobierno del Estado. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Temple 30 m². La novela revolucionaria de Mariano Azuela, Escuela "Mariano Azuela". Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, México. Cerámica 25 m². La primera imprenta en Jalisco, Sala de Lectura, Biblioteca Pública del Estado. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Acrilato 13 m². El parnaso jalisciense, Biblioteca Pública del Estado.

Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Acrilato 216 m. Alegoría del teatro en México, Teatro Experimental de Jalisco. M². La guerra y la paz, Banco de Zamora. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Acrílico 15.30 x 2.50 m². Fundación de Guadalajara, Palacio Municipal. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Acrílico 4.50 x 2.60 m². Maternidad, Maternidad, "López Mateos", Jalisco, México. Acrílico. Pedro Moreno Escuela Preparatoria. Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, México. La filosofía y la ciencia, Auditorio "Salvador Allende" del Centro Universitario de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades de la Universidad de Guadalajara. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Acrílico. Las Bellas Artes. Oficinas del Departamento de Bellas Artes del Gobierno del Estado. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Acrílico. Los Niños Héroes, Castillo de Chapultepec, México, D. F. Acrílico. Las artesanías, Casa de las Artesanías del Estado. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Acrílico, 6.0 x 1.50 m. Tahona y fiesta, Fabrica de Tequila Sauza. Tequila, Jalisco, México. Acrílico, 14.0 x 3.50 m. Mitología e historia del tequila, Oficinas de la fábrica de Tequila Sauza.

Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Acrílico sobre tela. Culto al dinero. "Sucesos núm. 1", Gobierno del Estado. Guad

Nigeria Nationwide League

National Nationwide League Division One is the third level of club football in Nigeria. Every year, up to eight teams are promoted to the Professional Division One. Starting in 2012, the league changed its name from the Amateur League and will promote three teams per division instead of two; this was after a long delay in confirming promotions from the prior year due to teams' protests. As the "largest grassroots league in the world", promotion and relegation are not guaranteed. Most of the teams are sponsored by Local Govt. Areas and funding at this level is minimal. Any team eligible to move to the National Division 1 must qualify for a Professional League license and commit to the increased spending. After the 2007/08 season Dankalat FC of Kano won promotion, but instead sold their slot in Division 1A to Calabar Rovers.. For the 2013 season, FC Ebedei and Makwada remained in the Nationwide league and sold their promotion slots after winning their divisions. Bolowotan, who won promotion, sold their slot after 9 games in the professional level.

After the 2016 season, the league doubled in size to 80 teams. Teams will play in five-team divisions, with the winner of each division playing the corresponding Group for the one promotion slot; the 2019 season started 25 May. Thirteen of the teams are feeder teams of NPFL or National League teams

Nagoya Tōshō-gū

Nagoya Tōshō-gū is a Shinto shrine located in central Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Tōshō-gū is dedicated to the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate, it was built in 1619, two years after the construction of Nikkō Tōshō-gū. It was located outside Nagoya Castle in the Sannomaru enceinte, next to the Tennosha; the Nagoya Tōshō-gū Festival was the biggest festival in Nagoya before the Second World War. The shrine was moved from the Sannomaru enceinte of Nagoya Castle to its present location in the late 19th century. Media related to Nagoya Tōshō-gū at Wikimedia Commons Homepage of Nagoya Tōshō-gū

The Dead and the Damned 2

The Dead and the Damned 2 is a 2014 American horror film written and directed by Rene Perez. It was released direct-to-video on October 7, 2014, is the sequel to the 2010 film The Dead and the Damned. In the future, Lt. Colonel Sawyer and a mute girl, attempt to survive in a post-apocalyptic land crawling with zombies. Robert Tweten as Lt. Colonel Sawyer Iren Levy as Stephanie John J. Welsh as Wilson Richard Tyson as Sheriff Jenny Allford as Mrs. Sawyer Christopher Kriesa as Speaker of the House Gates David A. Lockhart as Mortimer Filming took place in Redding, California. Inception Media Group released it on DVD and video on demand on October 7, 2014. Mark Burger of Yes! Weekly wrote that it has a "few good moments, but by any title it's nothing we haven't seen a lot of recently". Matt Boiselle of Dread Central rated it 2.5/5 stars and wrote, "f you're willing to accept this as another run-of-the-mill zombie shoot-em-up, you should give it a go." Todd Martin of HorrorNews. Net wrote, "I enjoyed The Dead and the Damned 2 and thought that it was one of the best zombie movies I've seen in a long time."

The Dead and the Damned 2 on IMDb The Dead and the Damned 2 at Rotten Tomatoes


Ernen is a municipality in the district of Goms in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. In 2005 Ernen incorporated the independent municipalities of Ausserbinn, Mühlebach, Steinhaus. In 1979, Ernen was awarded the Wakker Prize for the preservation of its architectural heritage. Ernen is first mentioned in 1214 as Aragnon. In 1220 it was mentioned as Arengnon and in 1510 it was Aernen. Ernen has an area, as of 2011, of 35.4 square kilometers. Of this area, 36.1 % is used for agricultural purposes. Of the rest of the land, 1.5% is settled and 27.0% is unproductive land. The municipality is located on a moraine terrace above the left side of the Rhone, it consists of the hamlet of Niederernen. On 1 October 2004 the former municipalities of Steinhaus, Ausserbinn and Mühlebach merged into the municipality of Ernen, keeping the name Ernen; the blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Per pale Gules and Argent, two Greek Crosses couped palewise counterchanged. Ernen has a population of 492. In 2008, 5.2% of the population were resident foreign nationals.

Over the 10 years 1999–2009, the population changed at a rate of -8.3%. It has changed at a rate of -7.1 % due to births and deaths. Most of the population in 2000 spoke German as their first language, Serbo-Croatian is the second most common and Dutch is the third. There are 2 people who speak 1 person who speaks Italian. In 2008, the sex distribution of the population was 49.9 % female. The population was made up of 12 non-Swiss men. There were 18 non-Swiss women. Of the population in the municipality, 207 or about 53.8% were born in Ernen and lived there in 2000. There were 97 or 25.2% who were born in the same canton, while 48 or 12.5% were born somewhere else in Switzerland, 26 or 6.8% born outside of Switzerland. The age distribution of the population in 2000 wa children and teenagers make up 25.6% of the population, while adults make up 56.8% and seniors make up 17.6%. In 2000, there were 162 people who never married in the municipality. There were 11 individuals who were divorced. In 2000, there were 231 private households in the municipality, an average of 2.3 persons per household.

There were 64 households that consisted of only one person and 12 households with five or more people. Of a total of 172 households that answered this question, 37.2% were households made up of just one person and there were 2 adults who lived with their parents. Of the rest of the households, there were 33 married couples without children, 54 married couples with children There were 11 single parents with a child or children. There were 4 households that were made up of unrelated people and 4 households that were made up of some sort of institution or another collective housing. In 2000, there were 81 single family homes out of a total of 239 inhabited buildings. There were 130 multi-family buildings, along with 12 multi-purpose buildings that were used for housing and 16 other use buildings that had some housing. In 2000, 163 apartments were permanently occupied, while 285 apartments were seasonally occupied and 115 apartments were empty. In 2009, the construction rate of new housing units was 3.8 new units per 1000 residents.

The vacancy rate for the municipality, in 2010, was 1.7%. The historical population is given in the following chart: The Erner Galgen, the Jost-Sigristen House, the Tellen House are listed as Swiss heritage site of national significance; the entire village of Ernen is part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites. In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the CVP; the next three most popular parties were the SP and the Green Party. In the federal election, a total of 204 votes were cast, the voter turnout was 46.9%. In the 2009 Conseil d'Etat/Staatsrat election a total of 191 votes were cast, of which 27 or about 14.1% were invalid. The voter participation was 45.7%, much less than the cantonal average of 54.67%. In the 2007 Swiss Council of States election a total of 204 votes were cast, of which 6 or about 2.9% were invalid. The voter participation was 46.9%, much less than the cantonal average of 59.88%. As of 2010, Ernen had an unemployment rate of 0.3%. As of 2008, there were 30 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 14 businesses involved in this sector.

35 people were employed in the secondary sector and there were 7 businesses in this sector. 108 people were employed with 26 businesses in this sector. There were 175 residents of the municipality who were employed in some capacity, of which females made up 35.4% of the workforce. In 2008 the total number of full-time equivalent jobs was 142; the number of jobs in the primary sector was 23, of which 18 were in agriculture and 5 were in forestry or lumber production. The number of jobs in the secondary sector was 32 of which 1 was in manufacturing and 9 were in construction; the number of jobs in the tertiary sector was 87. In the tertiary sector. In 2000, there were 62 workers who