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Calhoun County, Mississippi

Calhoun County is a county located in the U. S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,962, its county seat is Pittsboro. The county is named after John C. Calhoun, the U. S. Vice President and U. S. Senator from South Carolina. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 588 square miles, of which 587 square miles is land and 1.4 square miles is water. Lafayette County Pontotoc County Chickasaw County Webster County Grenada County Yalobusha County Mississippi Highway 8 Mississippi Highway 9 Mississippi Highway 32Mississippi Highway 9W The Calhoun County Airport is a county-owned public-use airport located one nautical mile southwest of the central business district of Pittsboro, Mississippi; as of the census of 2000, there were 15,069 people, 6,019 households, 4,255 families residing in the county. The population density was 26 people per square mile. There were 6,902 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 69.41% White or Caucasian, 28.65% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.11% from other races, 0.59% from two or more races.

2.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. According to the census of 2000, the largest ancestry groups in Calhoun County were English 64.4%, African 29% and Scots-Irish 4.5% There were 6,019 households out of which 31.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.00% were married couples living together, 15.40% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.30% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.90% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.97. In the county, the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, 16.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.00 males. The median income for a household in the county was $27,113, the median income for a family was $34,407.

Males had a median income of $26,458 versus $19,491 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,106. About 14.90% of families and 18.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.20% of those under age 18 and 21.80% of those age 65 or over. In addition to the public high schools of Bruce, Calhoun City, Vardaman, Calhoun Academy is a small K-12 private school, founded as a segregation academy, located between Pittsboro and Calhoun City; this private school serves the surrounding counties. Calhoun academy's sports mascot is the cougar. Bruce Calhoun City Derma Vardaman Big Creek Pittsboro Slate Springs Dry counties National Register of Historic Places listings in Calhoun County, Mississippi Leon Burgess, M. D. L. Stephens and Calhoun County, Mississippi. Carrollton, MS: Pioneer Publishing Co. 1998. Calhoun County Historical and Genealogical Society, Calhoun County Mississippi: A Pictorial History. Humboldt, TN: Rose Publishing Company, 1997. Ken Nail, History of Calhoun County.

N.c.: Calhoun County School District, 1975. J. S. Ryan and Thomas Martin Murphree, History of Calhoun County, Mississippi. Pittsboro, MS: Calhoun Monitor, 1904. David G. Sansing, A History of Calhoun County, Mississippi. MA thesis. Mississippi College, 1959

Braine Castle

Braine Castle is a castle in Braine-le-Château, Walloon Brabant, Belgium. In 649 the Abbess of Mons St. Waudru ceded her "land of Ittre", including Braine, to the Chapter of Mons. Accordingly, Braine had an odd political status since it remained a small enclave of the County of Hainaut within the County of Leuven, part of the Duchy of Brabant. Braine-le-Château was owned by several feudal families; the domain was bought by Jean de Hornes in 1434 and by Lamoral II Claudius Franz, Count of Thurn and Taxis in 1670. Braine-le-Château is named after a castle built in the place called "Les Monts". In the 11th–12th century, two twinned big artificial hills were erected on the top of a spur dominating a village set up on the rivier Hain; such a twin structure is infrequent north of the river Loire. The castle of Braine existed until 1722 but was rebuilt in different places according to the increase of the village. In the beginning of the 13th century, the lords of Trazegnies, owners of the domain, left the spur and built a squarish castle in the middle of a marshy area.

The castle, located in the heart of the village, was used to control the road Nivelles-Halle. In the 16th century, the castle was made less defensive and more pleasant to live in by suppressing the southern wing and increasing the size of the windows, allowing the sun to light the rooms; the castle was revamped in 1681, with the addition of a monumental gate. Count Eugène Gaspard de Robiano purchased the castle in 1835 and his descendants still live there. List of castles in Belgium Castle of Braine-le-Château, Belgian Tourist office Wallonia, Brussels

Jake Phelps

James Kendall "Jake" Phelps was an American skateboarder and magazine editor. Phelps led the magazine Thrasher as editor-in-chief for 27 years. James Kendall Phelps was born in San Francisco, California, to parents Kitty and Kendall Phelps, lived there until the age of 11, his parents called him "J. K.", which became "Jake". He had Marie. After his parents split up, he lived with his mother in Massachusetts. Phelps began skating at the age of 13. In 1977, Phelps began working at a skate park in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For a short time, he was hired by PepsiCo to do skate demos in schools. Phelps dropped out of high school by the end of the 1970s. Phelps moved back to San Francisco in the early 1980s, he began working for Thrasher. While working at the shop, Thrasher's editor, Kevin Thatcher, approached Phelps to write a product review column. In 1993, after boxing merchandise for a few years in the shipping department at Thrasher, Phelps was promoted to editor, where he remained for 26 years; as Thrasher's editor, Phelps selected the Skater of the Year beginning in 1993.

Phelps' final selection, the 2018 SOTY, was Tyshawn Jones. Beginning in August 2005, Phelps played lead guitar in a band, Bad Shit, with Tony Trujillo and Trujillo's wife, Ashley "Trixie" Trujillo; the band toured both in the internationally. In July 2017, Phelps suffered a serious head injury while skating near Dolores Park in San Francisco during an unpermitted event. Phelps was found dead on March 14, 2019 at his home in California, his death was announced on a Thrasher Instagram post and he was cremated with his skateboard

Ryan Pitylak

Ryan Pitylak is an American entrepreneur and chief executive officer of Unique Influence, a digital marketing consulting firm based in Austin, Texas. He is former internet spammer who, in civil settlements with the state of Texas and Microsoft, admitted to "sending 25 million e-mails every day at the height of his spamming operation in 2004" and paid out over $1 million, he was listed as the fourth-worst spammer by Spamhaus Project at one time. Pitylak is a graduate of the University of Texas, where he received undergraduate degrees in economics and philosophy. In June 2006, he launched Pitylak Security, an Internet security company that focused on anti-spam consulting. List of spammers


The Rotopress is a waste collection vehicle manufactured by the German company Faun Umwelttechnik and by KUKA. It uses a rotating drum to compact waste, has its origin in a series of designs built by KUKA since the 1920s; the name "Rotopress" was first used in 1977, has been used on subsequent models by the company, by other companies under licence. The Rotopress is a continuously compacting garbage truck. A massive rotating drum stores the garbage; the outer edge of the drum acts as the loading hopper, paddles on the drum convey the waste around an auger of decreasing pitch until it is small enough to be forced through a small ring-shaped gap between the drum and the auger, where it enters the main section of the drum, which has helically shaped internal paddles which move the now-crushed waste towards the front of the vehicle. When emptying the drum, the direction of rotation is reversed; the German company Keller und Knappich, founded in 1898, built its first rotary waste collection vehicle in 1927.

Production of the original model continued until 1949, its replacement, the Type 210, was launched the following year. Subsequent models included the "Shark", introduced to the United States in the 1960s and so-named due to the serrated loading auger, designed to tear up garbage sacks and other large soft items as they were dragged into the drum; the first model to carry the "Rotopress" name was the Type 215G, in 1977, the name has been the company's subsequent rotary-drum designs including the 205. Both the Shark and the Rotopress have been produced under licence by other manufacturers, including the British company, Laird Anglesey Ltd, based in Anglesey. In 1983 KUKA's municipal vehicles division was acquired by Faun GmbH and production was moved to Osterholz. Manufacturing of waste collection vehicles became part of Faun's Environmental Technology sector, sold in 1987 to the Schmidt family as a separate company with the name Faun Umwelttechnik; this was acquired by the Kirchhoff group in 1994.

Laird Anglesey was acquired by Faun Eurotec, a subsidiary of Faun Umwelttechnik, in 1996. By 1999, over 33,500 Rotopress bodies had been built. One of the key market niches which the Rotopress is aimed at is the collection of Green waste, as the action of the rotary drum system accelerates the homogenization of biodegradable material for composting; as of 2011, the Rotopress is produced a range of sizes from smallest to largest: 008, 514, 516, 518, 520 and 522, as well as the Rotopress Dualpower hybrid vehicle, the Rotopress 541, produced as either a stationary intermediate waste store or a semi-trailer. FAUN Umwelttechnik: ROTOPRESS

Monastery of San Vicente de Oviedo

San Vicente de Oviedo is a church and monastery in Oviedo, Spain. Its foundation, in 761, is recorded in a charter known as the Pacto monástico de Oviedo a copy made in the 12th-century of the original, dated 25 November 781 and is considered the earliest document on the monarchy of the Kingdom of Asturias, although doubts exist as to the veracity of this document since the monastery called Antealtares in the Middle Ages, is not mentioned again until 969. According to the charter of 781, twenty years before, in 761, the monks Máximo, with his serfs, Fromestano, founded a church in locum quod dicunt Oveto, to become the city of Oviedo. Fromestano and Maximo are considered the founders of the church. Fromestano in the charter of 781, describes its founding: I, Frómista, abbot for the past twenty years, together with my nephew Máximo the monk, settled in this place and uninhabited, founding a basilica in honor of Saint Vincent, a martyr of Christ and a deacon. Transformed into a monastery, the first abbot was Oveco, documented between 969 and 978, the first reference mentioning that it followed the Benedictine Rule is dated in 1042.

The style of the building is Romanesque, although reworked in the 12th centuries. Its cloister is an official National Historic and Artistic Monument and since 1952 houses the Archaeological Museum of Asturias. Calleja Puerta, Miguel. "Fundaciones monásticas y orígenes urbanos: La refacción del documento fundacional de San Vicente de Oviedo". Iglesia y ciudad. Espacio y poder. Ediciones de la Universidad de Oviedo: Instituto de Estudios Medievales, Universidad de León. ISBN 9788483179055. Monasteries of Asturias