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Charlotte County, Virginia

Charlotte County is a United States county located in the south central part of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its county seat is the town of Charlotte Court House; as of the 2010 census, the county population was 12,586. Charlotte County is predominately rural with a population density of only 26.5 persons per square mile. European settlement of the future county began in the early 18th century, early settlers included English people, with some French Hugenots and Scotch-Irish. After fifty years of European settlement, the House of Burgesses established and incorporated Charlotte County in 1764 from part of Lunenburg County; the new county was named in honor of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the Queen and wife of King George III of England. The county residents became staunch supporters of independence and the American Revolution, Founding Father Patrick Henry was one of its most famous residents, his grave and the national memorial dedicated to him are located in Charlotte County. Residents of Charlotte County were involved in the American Revolution.

County delegates supported resolutions against the Stamp Act of 1765, the county government was the second governing body to declare independence from English rule. In addition, Charlotte militia units fought under General Robert Lawson during the Yorktown campaign, which led to the end of the American War of Independence; the final resting place and national memorial to revolutionary hero Patrick Henry is at Red Hill Plantation. Charlotte County has played a role in other wars on American soil. An artillery company from Charlotte played a key role in the Battle of Craney Island during the War of 1812. A significant battle in the American Civil War occurred in Charlotte and Halifax counties during the Battle of Staunton River Bridge, which resulted in a victory for the Confederacy. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 478 square miles, of which 475 square miles is land and 2.2 square miles is water. The county is bounded on the southwest by the Roanoke River, locally known as the "Staunton River".

The terrain is hilly. Prince Edward County – north Lunenburg County – east Mecklenburg County – southeast Halifax County – southwest Campbell County – west Appomattox County – northwest US 15 (Farmville Rd on the extreme northside of the county; the population density was 26 people per square mile. There were 5,734 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 65.51% White, 32.89% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.70% from other races, 0.59% from two or more races. 1.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 4,951 households out of which 28.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.50% were married couples living together, 13.00% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.60% were non-families. 27.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county, the age distribution of the population shows 24.30% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, 17.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.70 males. The median income for a household in the county was $28,929, the median income for a family was $34,830. Males had a median income of $26,918 versus $20,307 for females; the per capita income for the county was $14,717. About 12.70% of families and 18.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.10% of those under age 18 and 20.80% of those age 65 or over. Royal S. Freeman, District G – Bacon/Saxe, Chairman — Term expires 12-31-19 Gary D. Walker, District A – Charlotte Court House — Term expires 12-31-19 Warren E. Weston, District B – Wylliesburg/Red Oak — Term expires 12-31-17 Garland H. "Butch" Hamlett, Jr. District CDrakes Branch, Vice-Chairman — Term expires 12-31-19 Robert L. "Butch" Shook, Jr. District D – Keysville — Term expires 12-31-17 Nancy R. Carwile, District E – Cullen/Red House, Vice-Chairman — Term expires 12-31-19 Haywood J. Hamlett, District F – Aspen/Phenix — Term expires 12-31-17The Board of Supervisors is the legislative policy making body for the County.

It considers and adopts policies regarding administration, finance, economic development, planning, public safety, recreation and waste removal. The Board appropriates funds for all functions, including the schools, Social Services, Law Enforcement and operation of courts; the Board's scheduled meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 pm in the Board of Supervisors Room of the County Administration Building, 250 LeGrande Avenue, Suite A, Charlotte Court House, Virginia, 23923. Royal S Freeman is the sheriff; the Sheriff is responsible for overseeing criminal investigations, calls for service, court room security, service of civil

Ezequiel Garay

Ezequiel Marcelo Garay González is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a central defender for Spanish club Valencia CF. He started his career with Newell's Old Boys but moved to Spain at the age of 19, going on to amass La Liga totals of 184 games and 21 goals over nine seasons with Racing de Santander, Real Madrid and Valencia. In 2011 he signed with Benfica, winning four major titles, most notably the domestic treble in 2013–14. Garay represented Argentina at the 2014 World Cup, two Copa América tournaments. Garay was born in Santa Fe. At the early age of 18, he made his professional debut for hometown's Newell's Old Boys, in the Primera División, his first match was against Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, as the local team won the Apertura championship in the 2004–05 season. Garay made another 12 league appearances for Newell's, scoring his first and only goal for the club in the local derby against Rosario Central, a 2–1 win. Garay joined La Liga club Racing de Santander in December 2005, helping with seven complete matches as the Cantabria side avoided relegation.

His first full season was nothing short of spectacular as he netted nine league goals in 31 games, being the second top scorer in his position in Europe's major leagues only behind Inter Milan's Marco Materazzi. On 19 March 2008, in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey against Getafe CF, Garay suffered a serious leg injury which put him out of action for the remainder of the campaign, he still scored three goals in 22 contests with his team finishing in a best-ever sixth position, qualifying for the first time to the UEFA Cup– one of those came on 30 September 2007 in a 1–0 win at UD Almería. On 18 May 2008, Racing sold Garay to Real Madrid, but received the player again on a season-long loan. Returned in July 2009, he made his league debut for the latter on 29 August, in the opening game of the season against Deportivo de La Coruña, a 3–2 home win. Garay was only fourth-choice stopper in 2010–11 under new manager José Mourinho, only appearing in five league matches, adding two in the Spanish Cup.

On 5 July 2011, Garay transferred to S. L. Benfica for a fee of €5.5 million, signing a four-year contract - part of the deal that sent Fábio Coentrão to Real Madrid, Garay signed a separate deal. Real Madrid remained eligible for 50% of any transfer fee Benfica would receive, the latter sold part of his rights to Benfica Stars Fund for €1.175 million, making the club owner of 40%. During his spell in Lisbon, Garay shared teams with a host of compatriots, partnered with Luisão in central defence. On 24 April 2014, he scored his eighth official goal of the season, netting his team's first in a 2–1 home win over Juventus F. C. for the first leg of the Europa League semi-finals. On 25 June 2014, Russian club FC Zenit Saint Petersburg signed Garay in a transfer totalling €6 million, with Benfica receiving €2.4 million for their 40% part of the player's rights. He appeared in 42 games across all competitions in his first season, helping the team to their fifth Russian Premier League championship. On 31 August 2016, Garay joined Spanish club Valencia for a fee reported at around €20 million.

In 2005, Garay helped. That side included Sergio Agüero, Fernando Gago, Lionel Messi and Oscar Ustari. Garay earned his first cap for the senior team cap in a friendly against Norway, a 1–2 loss on 22 August 2007, he had been called in May by coach Alfio Basile to a series of friendlies prior to the 2007 Copa América, but injury prevented him from appearing in those matches and the official competition. Garay was selected by new national team manager Sergio Batista to the 2011 Copa América, he was picked by the following coach, Alejandro Sabella, for his 2014 FIFA World Cup squad, making his debut in the competition on 15 June by featuring the full 90 minutes in a 2–1 group stage win over Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was first-choice in all the remaining games and, on 9 July, converted his penalty shootout attempt against the Netherlands to send his country to the final for the first time in 24 years. Garay made the list for the 2015 Copa América, starting in the team's opening fixture against Paraguay in La Serena.

As of match played 1 February 2020 As of 8 October 2015 Newell's Old Boys Argentine Primera División: 2004 AperturaReal Madrid Copa del Rey: 2010–11Benfica Primeira Liga: 2013–14 Taça de Portugal: 2013–14 Taça da Liga: 2011–12, 2013–14 UEFA Europa League runner-up: 2012–13, 2013–14Zenit Saint Petersburg Russian Premier League: 2014–15 Russian Cup: 2015–16 Russian Super Cup: 2016Valencia Copa del Rey: 2018–19 Argentina U17 FIFA U-17 World Cup third place: 2003Argentina U20 FIFA U-20 World Cup: 2005Argentina U23 Summer Olympic Games: 2008Argentina FIFA World Cup runner-up: 2014 Copa América runner-up: 2015 UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season: 2013–14 Ezequiel Garay at BDFutbol Ezequiel Garay at ForaDeJogo Ezequiel Garay at Stats at Irish Times at the Wayback Machine

Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov

Prince Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov was a Russian prince and field-marshal, renowned for his success in the Napoleonic wars and most famous for his participation in the Caucasian War from 1844 to 1853. The son of Count Semyon Vorontsov and nephew of the imperial chancellor Alexander Vorontsov, he was born on 17 May 1782, in Saint Petersburg, he spent his youth with his father in London, where his father was ambassador. During 1803 -- 1804 he served in the Caucasus under Pavel Gulyakov. From 1805 to 1807, he served in the Napoleonic wars, was present at the battles of Pułtusk and Friedland. From 1809 to 1811 he participated in the Russo-Turkish War, he commanded the composite grenadiers division in Prince Petr Bagration's Second Western Army during Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812. At the battle of Borodino, his division was in the front line and was attacked by three French divisions under Marshal Davout. Of the 4,000 men in his division, only 300 survived the battle. Vorontsov was wounded but recovered to rejoin the army in 1813.

He commanded a new grenadiers division and fought at the battle of Dennewitz and the battle of Leipzig. He was the commander of the corps of occupation in France from 1815 to 1818. On 7 May 1823 he was appointed governor-general of New Russia, as the southern provinces of the empire were called, namestnik of Bessarabia. In the year of the start of the Russo-Turkish War of 1828–1829, Vorontsov succeeded the wounded Menshikov as commander of the forces besieging Varna, which he captured on 28 September 1828, it was through his energetic efforts that the plague, which had broken out in Turkey, did not penetrate into Russia. His Polish wife, née Countess Branicka, had a liaison with Alexander Pushkin during her stay in Odessa, which resulted in some of the finest poems in the Russian language. In 1844, Vorontsov was appointed viceroy of the Caucasus. For military details see Murid War. At the battle of Dargo, he was nearly defeated and fought his way out of the Chechen forest. By 1848 he had captured two-thirds of Dagestan, the situation of the Russians in the Caucasus, so long desperate, was improving.

For his campaign against Shamil, for his difficult march through the dangerous forests of Ichkeria, he was raised to the dignity of prince, with the title of Serene Highness. In the beginning of 1853, Vorontsov was allowed to retire because of his increasing infirmities, he was made a field-marshal in 1856, died the same year at Odessa. His archives were published, in 40 volumes, by Pyotr Bartenev between 1870 and 1897. A statue of Prince Vorontsov was unveiled in Odessa in 1863. In front of the monument stands the Odessa Cathedral with the marble tombs of Prince Vorontsov and his wife. After the Soviets demolished the cathedral in 1936, Vorontsov's remains were secretly reburied in a local cemetery; the cathedral was rebuilt in the early 2000s. The remains of Vorontsov and his wife were solemnly transferred to the church in 2005. Blanch, Lesley; the Sabres of Paradise. London: John Murray. ISBN 9781850434030. Gammer, Moshe. Muslim Resistance to the Tsar: Shamil and the Conquest of Chechnia and Daghestan.

Frank Cass & Co. London, 1994. ISBN 0-7146-3431-X. Rhinelander, Anthony L. H.. Prince Michael Vorontsov: Viceroy to the Tsar. Montreal, Quebec. ISBN 0-7735-0747-7. Robbins, Richard G.. H.. "Review: Prince Michael Vorontsov: Viceroy to the Tsar". The American Historical Review; the American Historical Review, Vol. 96, No. 4. 96: 1243–1244. Doi:10.2307/2165141. JSTOR 2165141. "Prince Woronzoff". Gentleman's Magazine. 202. Edw. Cave. 1857. P. 107. Online museum of the Vorontsov Family Mikeshin, Mikhail. "Mikhail Vorontsov: A Metaphysical Portrait in the Landscape"


Tchadailurus is a genus of machairodontine felid from the late Miocene of Chad, Africa. The genus name Tchadailurus comes from Chad, the country where the original fossils were found, the Greek -ailurus, which means cat; the species name adei comes from the word for "small" in a local language. Tchadailurus adei was described based on fossils found in 2018 in a late Miocene-dated locality in Chad, it placed in the subfamily Machairodontinae due to having dental features similar to those of saber-toothed cats, but the primitive features and age of the fossils made it impossible to assign the species to a specific tribe. Tchadailurus was described based on a single specimen that consisted of a partial skull and skeleton from a single individual. Similar in size to a lynx, Tchadailurus adei had a longer tail and the "flattened" canine teeth characteristic of the machairodonts; the primitive features of Tchadailurus adei indicate that it could be ancestral to machairodont lineages. In the Djurab desert in northern Chad in central Africa, Tchadailurus seems to have lived alongside fellow machairodonts Lokotunjailurus and early representatives of the genus Megantereon as well as four other cat species.

In addition to these other cats, animals such as crocodiles, three-toed horses, monkeys, aardvarks, rodents, snakes, pigs, foxes, otters, honey badgers and the hominid Sahelanthropus dwelled here, providing ample food. Based on these and other fossils, it is theorized that the Djurab was once the shore of a lake forested close to the waters with savannah-like areas some distance away; the great number of cat species in the environment indicates that there was significant room and available niches for multiple species of large felids to coexist

Loose Ends (radio programme)

Loose Ends is a British radio programme broadcast on Saturday mornings, transmitted early Saturday evenings from 1998 by BBC Radio 4. It was hosted by Ned Sherrin until 2006 and has been hosted by Clive Anderson, Nikki Bedi and Peter Curran since 2007; the programme brings together guests from the world of entertainment, in a mix of interviews, sets by comedians and musical sessions. First broadcast in 1986, it developed out of The Colour Supplement, a Sunday morning programme which had featured early Loose Ends contributors such as Stephen Fry, Robert Elms and Victor Lewis-Smith; the latter's contributions to Loose Ends were pre-recorded packages, being a mischievous and disruptive element of the programme. Commissioned comedy had, by 2006, been phased out entirely, with comic performers tending to deliver existing material from their repertoires although, in June/July 2006, the Scots comedian and writer Janey Godley scripted a weekly series of satiric fictional extracts from Nancy Dell'Olio's Diary to coincide with the FIFA World Cup.

Dell' Olio was the girlfriend of England national football team coach Sven-Göran Eriksson. Only four extracts were transmitted due to the England team's failure in the championships; the programme was topped and tailed by Sherrin reading a comic monologue which, over the years, was written by Alistair Beaton, D. A. Barham, Ian Brown & James Hendrie, Nev Fountain, Tom Jamieson, Tom Mitchelson, Ian Hawkins, Terence Dackombe, Andrew Nickolds, Steve Punt and Pete Sinclair; when Sherrin became ill with a throat infection in late 2006 diagnosed as throat cancer, Peter Curran stood in as presenter of Loose Ends with Patrick Kielty and Clive Anderson as guest presenters. Sherrin died of throat cancer on 1 October 2007. Clive Anderson became permanent replacement host in 2007. Loose Ends at BBC Online

Jules Joffrin (Paris M├ętro)

Jules Joffrin is a station on Line 12 of the Paris Métro in the Clignancourt district and the 18th arrondissement. It is located in Montmartre, between the town hall of the 18th arrondissement and the Notre-Dame de Clignancourt church; the station opened on 31 October 1912 as part of the extension of the Nord-Sud company's line A from Pigalle. It was the northern terminus of the line until 23 August 1916 when it was extended to Porte de la Chapelle. On 27 March 1931 line A became line 12 of the Métro; the station was named after Jules François Alexandre Joffrin, a councillor of the 18th arrondissement and a député. RATP – Neighbourhood Map for Jules Joffrin Station