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Cass County, Minnesota

Cass County is a county in the U. S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 28,567, its county seat is Walker. The county was formed in 1851, was organized in 1897. Cass County is included in MN Micropolitan Statistical Area. A substantial portion of the Leech Lake Indian Reservation is in the county's northern portion. Cass County was created on September 1, 1851 by the Minnesota Territory legislature, although its government was not organized until 1897; the county was formed of areas partitioned from Dakota, Mahkatah and Wahnata Counties. It was named for a Michigan political figure of the 19th century. Before it was organized several parcels of county land were partitioned off to augment or form adjacent counties; the Crow Wing River flows east-southeast along Cass County's southern border, the Gull River flows southwest through the lower part, to discharge into the Crow Wing on the southern border. The terrain consists of wooded rolling hills dotted with lakes and ponds, slopes to the south and east.

The county has a total area of 2,414 square miles, of which 2,022 square miles is land and 393 square miles is water. In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Walker have ranged from a low of 0 °F in January to a high of 79 °F in July, although a record low of −44 °F was recorded in February 1996 and a record high of 103 °F was recorded in August 1976. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 0.62 inches in February to 4.11 inches in July. As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 27,150 people, 10,893 households, 7,734 families in the county; the population density was 13.4/sqmi. There were 21,286 housing units at an average density of 10.5/sqmi. The racial makeup of the county was 86.52% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 11.45% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, 1.47% from two or more races. 0.81 % of the population were Latino of any race. 28.2 % were of 6.1 % Irish and 6.1 % American ancestry. There were 10,893 households out of which 27.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.40% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.00% were non-families.

25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.90. The county population contained 25.00% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 23.00% from 25 to 44, 27.90% from 45 to 64, 18.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 101.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.60 males. The median income for a household in the county was $34,332, the median income for a family was $40,156. Males had a median income of $30,097 versus $21,232 for females; the per capita income for the county was $17,189. About 9.50% of families and 13.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.20% of those under age 18 and 13.30% of those age 65 or over. Whipholt Cass County voters tend to vote Republican. In 78% of the national elections since 1980, the county selected the Republican Party candidate.

National Register of Historic Places listings in Cass County, Minnesota Woman Lake Cass County government's website Minnesota Department of Transportation map of Cass County

Batanes: Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan

Batanes: Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan, or more popularly known as Batanes, is a 2007 drama film directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr. and John David Hukom. The film is a joint project by Ignite Inc. and GMA Films. It stars Iza Calzado and Taiwanese superstar Ken Chu of F4. Batanes is the first Filipino film of Ken Chu and gave Joem Bascon his first award, bagging the Breakthrough Performance by an Actor given by the Golden Screen Awards, it was a whirlwind romance. She decides to give up her meaningless, stressful city life and follow him to Batanes to meet his parents Boy and Lydia and marry him; the sea intimidates Pam and shows its power, telling her how, with the strong toss of its waves, it can end everything. Pam tries to adapt to the Ivatan way of life. Pam starts hating the sea. Despite all these adjustments, Pam is happy with Rico, but everything changes. Pam is devastated, she blames no one but the sea. Realizing that she cannot continue living in Batanes without Rico, Pam decides to leave, but before boarding the boat, she realizes that the sea is laughing at her defeat, so Pam decides to stay but she still cannot forget Rico.

On the anniversary of her husband's death, Pam sails to the Ivujos Island. She gets stranded on the island by an angry storm, she sees a man lying face down in the sand. For a moment, she thinks it is Rico but it turns out to be a Taiwanese, Kao, she brings down his fever. When the storm breaks, she takes him back with her; the villagers are reluctant to accept the Taiwanese Manuel and Boy since most Taiwanese fishermen fish illegally in the waters of Batanes. As Pam takes care of Kao, she starts to be drawn towards him, she starts to feel. Language and cultural difference are no barriers as emotions rise. Love surfaces anew. Batanes provides the breathtaking backdrop to their poignant love story. Will their love win over? Or will their past haunt them and separate them? A picturesque romance, Batanes explores the intimate portrait of a woman's relationship with the ocean. In the end, Kao was deported to Taiwan due to help from the local government. Pam loved the ocean more. Iza Calzado as Pam Ken Chu as Kao Joem Bascon as Rico Bembol Roco as Boy Daria Ramirez as Lydia Sid Lucero as Manuel Glaiza de Castro as Melanie Coco Martin as Jason Mike Tan as Noel Julio Diaz as Fred Aleth dela Cruz as Gloria Pacifico Agor as the taxi driver Armand Reyes as the hotel supervisor Anna Lyn Tan as hotel receptionist Maxie Evangelista as Arnel Arleen Cuevas, line producer of Ignite Media, told that Adolfo Alix, Jr. directed a film included for the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival called Kadin.

Kadin was shot in Batanes. Ms. Cuevas said that Alix fell in love with the place that caused him to approach Ignite Media saying that he wanted to make a film in Batanes because of its romantic setting. Adolfo Alix, Jr. shared that the role of Pam was offered to Judy Ann Santos. Santos was interested to be part of the film but her commitments caused her not to accept the offer. Santos referred Iza Calzado to Jr.. After meeting Calzado, they saw that the actress can do "light moments" although Iza always portrays a character in heavy dramas and Iza got the role. According to an article, in case Calzado did not accept the offer, they may have had approached Jennylyn Mercado. Dave Hukom, on the other hand, said that they were just looking for any Taiwanese actor for the role of Kao. Arlene Cuevas did not expect that they would be able to get Ken Chu for the role of Kao, she said that she has a friend, a producer in Hong Kong so she approached her friend to seek help to get any Chinese actor, willing to work in the Philippines.

The producer replied that they were offering Ken Chu a project before, to shoot in the Philippines but was not able to push through. After sending the script to Chu, his assistant replied after four to five days saying that they are interested to be part of the film. Batanes on IMDb "The Making of Batanes part 1". "The Making of Batanes part 2". Batanes on IMDb

2017 London Marathon

The 2017 London Marathon was held on 23 April 2017. It was the 37th running of the London Marathon, an annual mass-participation race held in London, England. Mary Keitany won the women's race, setting a new women-only world record with a time of 2:17:01, while Daniel Wanjiru came first in the men's race in 2:05:48. David Weir claimed a record breaking seventh win at the London Marathon in the men's wheelchair event; the win broke Tanni Gray Thompson for the most wins at the London Marathon. The London Marathon is run over a flat course around the River Thames, spans 26 miles and 385 yards; the route has markers at five kilometre intervals. The course begins at three separate points: the'red start' in southern Greenwich Park on Charlton Way, the'green start' in St John's Park, the'blue start' on Shooter's Hill Road. From these points around Blackheath at 35 m above sea level, south of the River Thames, the route heads east through Charlton; the three courses converge after 4.5 km in Woolwich, close to the Royal Artillery Barracks.

As the runners reach the 10 km mark, they pass by the Old Royal Naval College and head towards Cutty Sark drydocked in Greenwich. Heading next into Deptford and Surrey Quays in the Docklands, out towards Bermondsey, competitors race along Jamaica Road before reaching the half-way point as they cross Tower Bridge. Running east again along The Highway through Wapping, competitors head up towards Limehouse and into Mudchute in the Isle of Dogs via Westferry Road, before heading into Canary Wharf; as the route leads away from Canary Wharf into Poplar, competitors run west down Poplar High Street back towards Limehouse and on through Commercial Road. They move back onto The Highway, onto Lower and Upper Thames Streets. Heading into the final leg of the race, competitors pass The Tower of London on Tower Hill. In the penultimate mile along The Embankment, the London Eye comes into view, before the athletes turn right into Birdcage Walk to complete the final 352 m, catching the sights of Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, finishing in The Mall alongside St. James's Palace.

In the women's race, Keitany was threatened. She broke away from the field after the first mile and maintained a comfortable lead until the end of the race, her final time was the second fastest in history, the fastest set without the help of male pacemakers, beating Paula Radcliffe's record of 2:17:42 set in the 2005 race. The overall women's record, 2:15:25, was set by Radcliffe in the 2003 race; the men's race was contested between Kenya's Wanjiru and Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele. Bekele led until halfway through the race, when he dropped back sharply. Wanjiru stayed with a lead pack of Bedan Karoki, Abel Kirui and Feyisa Lilesa until 21 miles before making a break. However, Bekele was not finished and accelerated through the field, closing the gap to eight seconds with less than a mile left. Wanjiru however found the strength to hold Bekele off winning by nine seconds. There was a surprise when a club runner, Josh Griffiths, who did not start with the elite athletes, finished in 2:14:49, a time which would have given him 13th place in the elite field.

He qualified for the World Championships with this time. Matthew Rees helped an exhausted fellow runner, David Wyeth, across the finish line, an occurrence mentioned in social and traditional media; the men's wheelchair race saw David Weir claim a record breaking seventh win at the London Marathon when he out sprinted Marcel Hug and Rafael Botello Jimenez. Manuela Schar won her first title in London, finishing 5 minutes ahead of her nearest rival. Results are listed below: Official website

List of legendary creatures (J)

Jackalope - Rabbit with antlers Jack-In-Irons - Malevolent giant Jack-o'-lantern - Vegetal lantern Jaculus - Winged serpent or small dragon Jasconius - Island-sized fish Jasy Jaterei - Nature guardian and bogeyman Jatayu - Vulture demigod Jaud - Vampirised premature baby Jenglot - Vampiric little people Jengu - Water spirit Jentil - Megalith-building giant Jenu - Anthropophagous giant Jerff - Gluttonous dog-cat-fox hybrid Jersey Devil - Demonic dragon or flying demon, given birth to by an American living in New Jersey Jian - One-eyed, one-winged bird who requires a mate for survival Jiangshi - Life-draining, reanimated corpse Jiaolong - Dragon Jibakurei - Spirit that protects a specific place Jievaras - House spirit Jikininki - Corpse-eating ghost Jinn - Spiritual creatures. Jiu tou niao - Nine-headed, demonic bird Jogah - Little people nature spirit Jörmungandr - Sea serpent Jorōgumo - Spider woman Jotai - Animated folding screen cloth Jötunn - Gigantic nature spirits Jujak - Bird Jumbee - Malevolent spirit

Bob Gregson

Bob Gregson billed as "The Lancashire Giant" was a bare-knuckle fighter of the early 19th-century. He was ferry captain and the owner of a chophouse in Holborn in London. A bust of Gregson is located in the Royal Academy. Born as Robert Gregson in Heskin in Lancashire in 1778 he was a well-educated and cultured man who dressed well and wrote poetry, earning himself the sobriquet "The Poet of the Prize Ring". Gregson became known as "The Lancashire Giant" on account of being 15 stones in weight and standing at six feet two inches tall. Sir Thomas Lawrence, principal painter to George IV selected him as the subject for a life-study, he was an acquaintance of Lord Byron who helped to raise the funds to get Gregson released from debtors' prison in 1808. On 12 July 1807 Gregson was presented for the first time in an exhibition bout against Isaac Bitton at the Fives Court, St Martin's Street in Leicester Square in which Gregson gave a good account of himself. On 14 October 1807 Gregson was defeated by John Gully in a fight at Six Mile Bottom near Cambridge in 36 rounds when Gully was declared the winner after a fight in which both pugilists were badly beaten and which left many onlookers uncertain as to who had won.

The two clashed again on 10 May 1808 when Gully once more defended his English title by defeating Gregson in 24 rounds near Woburn in a contest which lasted for an hour and a quarter. Gully announced his retirement that year following which Gregson was English champion and fought Tom Cribb on 8 October 1808 for the championship and 1,000 guineas in a 30 foot ring in 23 rounds at Moulsey Hurst. Cribb defeated Gregson. From 1808 he owned a London pub The Castle in Holborn, otherwise known as "Bob's Chop-House" which became the unofficial headquarters of boxing ring patrons and pugilists alike, but he was a bad businessman and was forced to give up the pub in 1814 after being convicted for debt evasion, he set himself up as a bookmaker and fight promoter and became a poet penning among other works "British Lads and Black Millers". In 1816 he was the owner of the Punch House on Moor Street in Dublin in Ireland while in 1819 he received a benefit display in London before embarking on a sparring tour of Ireland along with Dan Donnelly and George Cooper.

Gregson married Ester Owen. In years Gregson was penniless and lived out his last days in Liverpool where in July 1824 he was again imprisoned for debt, he died in Liverpool in November 1824 aged 46 and was buried in St. Nicholas’ churchyard

Politics, Philosophy & Economics (journal)

Politics, Philosophy & Economics is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal that covers philosophical aspects of political science and economy. It is published by Sage Publications; the journal is abstracted and indexed in Academic Search Premier, the British Humanities Index, Current Contents, the Economic Literature Index and the Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2015 impact factor of 0.512, ranking it =115th out of 163 journals in the category "Political Science" and 37th out of 51 journals in the category "Ethics". List of ethics journals List of political science journals Official website