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Cedar Falls, Iowa

Cedar Falls is a city in Black Hawk County, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 39,260, it is home to the University of a public university. Cedar Falls was founded in 1845 by William Sturgis, it was named Sturgis Falls, for the first family who settled the site and who continued to live in the city for years. The city was called Sturgis Falls until it was merged with Cedar City; the city's founders are honored each year with a week long community-wide celebration named in their honor – the Sturgis Falls Celebration. Because of the availability of water power, Cedar Falls developed as a milling and industrial center prior to the Civil War; the establishment of the Civil War Soldiers' Orphans Home in Cedar Falls changed the direction in which the city developed when, following the war, it became the first building on the campus of the Iowa State Normal School. Cedar Falls is located at 42°31′24″N 92°26′45″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.61 square miles, of which, 28.75 square miles is land and 0.86 square miles is water.

Natural forest and wetland areas are found within the city limits at the Hartman Reserve Nature Center. Cedar Falls is part of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metropolitan area; as of the census of 2010, there were 39,260 people, 14,608 households, 8,091 families living in the city. The population density was 1,365.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 15,477 housing units at an average density of 538.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 93.4% White, 2.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.3% Asian, 0.5% from other races, 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population. There were 14,608 households of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, 44.6% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.88. The median age in the city was 26.8 years. 17.3% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 51.9 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 36,145 people, 12,833 households, 7,558 families living in the city; the population density was 1,277.2 people per square mile. There were 13,271 housing units at an average density of 468.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 95.14% White, 1.57% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.61% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, 1.09% from two or more races. 1.08 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 12,833 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 41.1% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.91. Age spread: 18.0% under the age of 18, 30.6% from 18 to 24, 20.5% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.7 males. The median income for a household in the city was $70,226, the median income for a family was $85,158. Males had a median income of $60,235 versus $50,312 for females; the per capita income for the city was $27,140. About 5.6% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18, 6.1% of those age 65 or over. In 1986, the City of Cedar Falls established the Cedar Falls Art and Culture Board, which oversees the operation of the City's Cultural Division and the James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts; the Cedar Falls Public Library is housed in the Adele Whitenach Davis building located at 524 Main Street.

The 47,000 square foot structure, designed by Struxture Architects, replaced the Carniege-Dayton building in early 2004. As of the 2016 fiscal year, the library's holdings included 8,000 audio materials, 12,000 video materials, 104,000 books and periodicals for a grand total of 124,000 items. Patrons made 245,000 visits which took advantage of circulation services, adult and youth programming. Circulation of library materials for fiscal year 2016 was 543,134; the library provides public access to more than 30 public computers which provide internet access, office software suites, high resolution color printing, wi-fi, various games. The mission of the Cedar Falls Public Library is to promote literacy and provide open access to resources which facilitate lifelong learning; the library is a member of the Cedar Valley Library Consortium. Cedar Falls Public Library shares an Integrated Library System with the Waterloo Public Library. Library management is provided by Director of the Cedar Falls Public Library.

The Cedar Falls Historical Society has its offices in Carriage House Museum. It preserves Cedar Falls' history through its five museums, collection and public programs. Bes

City of Dragons

City of Dragons is a fantasy novel by American writer Robin Hobb, the third book in The Rain Wilds Chronicles. It is a direct continuation of the previous novel: Dragon Haven. Alise Kincarron Finbok – one of the main protagonists, a self-taught scholar of dragons. Thymara – one of the main protagonists, keeper to Sintara. Sintara – one of the main protagonists, a blue dragon. Captain Leftrin – one of the main protagonists, Captain of the barge Tarman. Sedric – one of the main protagonists, secretary to Hest Finbok, he is assigned to accompany Alise Finbok on her journey. Keeper of Relpda. Tats – keeper of the dragon Fente, childhood friend of Thymara and a former slave. Sylve – keeper of the dragon Mercor. Rapskal – keeper of the dragon Heeby. Minor Characters Carson Lupskip – a hunter and an old friend of Leftrin's. Davvie – a hunter and nephew to Carson. Ranculos – a scarlet, male dragon. Sestican – an azure, male dragon, kept by Warken. Mercor – a golden dragon, tended by Sylve. Implied to have been the sea serpent Maulkin.

Heeby – a small red dragon queen, tended by Rapskal. Greft – eldest of the keepers, keeper to Kalo. Jerd – keeper of the dragon Veras. Fente – a green dragon queen with a nasty temperament, tended by Tats. Veras – a dragon, tended by Jerd. Arbuc – Alum's dragon. Kalo – a blue-black male dragon, the largest of their clan, tended by Greft. Spit – an unclaimed, stunted silver dragon with a wounded tail. Relpda – a sickly copper dragon queen, tended by Sedric. Kase – a dragon keeper, cousin to Boxter. Boxter – a dragon keeper, cousin to Kase. Alum – a dragon keeper to Arbuc. Nortel – a dragon keeper. Harrikin – a dragon keeper, foster brother to Lecter, he is the second oldest keeper at 20 years. Lecter – a dragon keeper, foster brother to Harrikin. Skelly – Deckhand on Tarman and niece of Leftrin. Big Eider – Deckhand on Tarman. Hennesey – Mate on Tarman. Hest Finbok – Husband of Alise Finbok, a rich and important Bingtown trader. Swarge – Tillerman of the barge Tarman. Bellin – Wife to Swarge, a poleman on Tarman.

Tarman – A liveship river barge made from wizardwood

Thomas Brudenell-Bruce, 1st Earl of Ailesbury

Thomas Brudenell-Bruce, 1st Earl of Ailesbury, KT, styled The Honourable Thomas Brudenell until 1747 and known as The Lord Bruce of Tottenham between 1747 and 1776, was a British courtier. Born Thomas Brudenell, he was the youngest son of George Brudenell, 3rd Earl of Cardigan and Lady Elizabeth Bruce, he was the younger brother of George Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu, James Brudenell, 5th Earl of Cardigan and the Honourable Robert Brudenell. He was educated at Winchester College. In February 1747, aged 17, he succeeded his uncle, the Charles Bruce, 4th Earl of Elgin, as 2nd Baron Bruce of Tottenham according to a special remainder in the letters patent. In 1767 he assumed by Royal licence the additional surname of Bruce. Lord Bruce served as a Lord of the Bedchamber to King George III, was in May 1776 Governor to the Prince of Wales and Prince Frederick. In June 1776 he was created Earl of Ailesbury, in the County of Buckingham, a revival of the earldom which had become extinct on his uncle's death.

He subsequently served as Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire from 1780 to 1782, as Lord Chamberlain to Queen Charlotte from 1780 to 1792 and as Treasurer to Queen Charlotte from 1792 to 1814. On 29 November 1786 he was made a Knight of the Order of the Thistle. Lord Ailesbury married firstly, Susanna Hoare, daughter of the banker Henry Hoare and widow of Charles Boyle, Viscount Dungarvan, on 17 February 1761, they had five children: Lady Caroline Anne Brudenell-Bruce, died unmarried. George Brudenell-Bruce, Lord Bruce, died unmarried. Lady Frances Elizabeth Brudenell-Bruce, married Sir Henry Wright-Wilson, MP for St Albans. Hon. Charles Brudenell-Bruce, died in infancy. Charles Brudenell-Bruce, 1st Marquess of Ailesbury. Susanna, Countess of Ailesbury, died on 4 February 1783. Lord Ailesbury married as his second wife Lady Anne Elizabeth Rawdon, eldest daughter of John Rawdon, 1st Earl of Moira, on 14 February 1788. There were no children from this marriage, she died on 8 January 1813. Lord Ailesbury died at Seamore Place, London, in April 1814, aged eighty-four.

He was succeeded in the earldom by his third but only surviving son, created Marquess of Ailesbury in 1821. Correspondence and papers papers miscellaneous correspondence 1753-1809 1796-1807 correspondence with Duke of Buccleuch 196-1807 Letters to Sir R J Buxton correspondence with Lord Elgin 1766-68 - ten letters to Lord Rockingham. Debrett, John. Peerage of Great Britain and Ireland. Vol.1/2. Adamant Media Corp. Ailesbury, Marquess of; the History of Savernake Forest. Henning, duke. Thorne. History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820. Boydell & Brewer. Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Thomas Brudenell-Bruce, 1st Earl of Ailesbury Ailesbury Brudenell Bruce

50th Birthday Celebration Volume 4

50th Birthday Celebration Volume 4 is a live album by Electric Masada documenting their performance at Tonic in September 2003 as part of John Zorn's month-long 50th Birthday Celebration. The AllMusic review by Sean Westergaard states "This is a fantastic ensemble, with lots of time spent playing together, Zorn knows how get the best out of them. Fans of the Masada series will not be disappointed. Excellent." All tracks are written by John Zorn. Cyro Baptistapercussion Joey Barondrums Trevor Dunnbass Ikue Morilaptop electronics Marc Ribotguitar Jamie Saftkeyboards Kenny Wollesen – drums John Zorn – alto saxophone

Manitoba First

Manitoba First the Manitoba Party, is a provincial political party in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was registered by Elections Manitoba on March 24, 2016, it ran 16 candidates in the 2016 general election, garnering 4,887 votes, or 1.12 per cent of the total vote. Its current leader is Douglas Petrick. Steven Fletcher, elected to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba in 2016 as a Progressive Conservative, joined the party in September 2018, but did not seek re-election in the September 2019 general election; the party won no seats in that election. In September 2018, then-independent MLA Steven Fletcher became leader of the Manitoba Party, despite the protestations of previous board members who claimed they were unaware of Fletcher's plans. Two of these former board members filed court documents in December 2018, seeking Fletcher's ouster after claiming that the previous leader, Gary Marshall, "gave" Fletcher the leadership without authority, as Marshall had been removed as party leader following a unanimous vote during a board meeting in July 2018.

Marshall claimed the board meeting never occurred, while Fletcher maintains he knew nothing about any internal disputes, that the leadership change was done in accordance with the law. On May 22, Fletcher announced he would be running in the 2019 Canadian federal election as a candidate for the People's Party of Canada. Subsequently, Fletcher resigned as leader of the party and David Sutherland, 2016 candidate in the riding of Dawson Trail, was listed as leader. In an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in January 2016, then-leader Gary Marshall stated the new party is "...a party of tax cuts", its platform included a pledge to lower the provincial sales tax rate to 5 per cent from 8 per cent, removal of PST charges on all food purchases, changing the personal and business income tax rates to a flat 10 per cent, among other proposals. The party proposed to remove all red light and speed cameras from intersections and mobile units, eradicate government regulations "... that impede trade and commerce", changing how tax revenues are allocated among education, so on.

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La inolvidable

La Inolvidable is a Venezuelan telenovela written by Humberto'Kiko' Olivieri and produced by Radio Caracas Televisión. This telenovela was distributed internationally by RCTV International. Rafael Romero and Christianne Gout starred as the protagonists. One night in 1935, a European travelling show arrives in a small town. A remarkable young man is the main attraction: he is Simón Leal, an escape artist whose death-defying feats astound the staunchest skeptic, but Simón is no stranger to this town... he was born there, in a dark wooded area 25 years earlier, amid the agonizing screams of a mother he never knew and the deafening silence of a father who had left him an orphan before he had taken his first breath. Simón's parents were murdered on a November night in 1910... and since birth, he learned to fight for his life with a vengeance. As he prepares for his first act, Simón does not realize that the course of event will change his life forever, he will uncover the identity of his parents murderer... documented in a film, taken by accident, but that for years was hidden away by the malicious and greedy people who would do anything to keep it from being made public.

Simón will take the information on the film to produce a movie of his own: a movie which will expose a prominent Colonel in the government as the assassin. The film's director and lead actress will be Colonel's own children, but destiny has a surprise in store for Simón during his stay in that town, he will find that love is much stronger than his desire for revenge. Simón Leal will fall hopelessly in love with Maria Teresa Montero, the star of his movie, the favorite daughter of his arch enemy, Colonel Maximiliano Montero. Maria Teresa is the beautiful daughter of the politically powerful Montero family. To Simón her kind nature and unrivaled beauty become unforgettable, but Maria Teresas's tyrannical father will resort to deceit and murder in an attempt to separate her from Simón. Maria Teresa will be forced to marry a man that she doesn't love, carry with her the burden of believing that the love of her life is lost to her forever. Maria Teresa and Simón's love story, wrought with turmoil, will unleash a chain of conspiracy violence, envy that will shake the foundations of their families and the society that they live in.

But it is a passion so strong that it will fight for its own life... and Simón and Maria Teresa will come to learn that all other struggles pale in comparison. There is no escape from the bond of love. Rafael Romero as Simon Leal Christianne Gout as Maria Teresa Montero Flor Nuñez as Jacinta Leal Juan Carlos Alarcón as Juan Vicente Montero Alberto Alifa as Astolfo Aristizabal Daniela Alvarado as Virginia Calcaño Dad Dager as Azucena Pedro Duran as Macabeo Carratu Guillermo Ferran as Jean Paul Fernando Flores as Gumersindo Juan Frankis as Celso Freddy Galavis as Poggiolli Maria Luisa Lamata as Natividad Indira Leal as Sagrario Montero Felix Loreto as Francisco Calcaño Esperanza Magaz as La Abadesa Herminia Martínez as Mercedes Montero Julio Mujica as Arjimiro Briceño Martha Pabon as Micaela Amalia Perez Diaz as Leonor Calcaño Freddy Salazar as Dr. Montilla Tania Sarabia as Memela Eduardo Serrano as Maximiliano Montero La Inolvidable at the Internet Movie Database