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Charter Oak, California

Charter Oak is a census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California 26 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The population was 9,310 at the 2010 census, up from 9,027 at the 2000 census. Charter Oak is located in the eastern San Gabriel Valley, situated along Arrow Highway in between Covina to the south, Glendora to the north and San Dimas to the east; some residents refer to the CDP portion as the "unincorporated part of Covina". A small agricultural town centered on the intersection of Arrow Highway and Bonnie Cove Avenue, population growth expanded the area recognized as "Charter Oak". Since the 1960s, it has been known as a "bedroom community" suburb of Los Angeles and commercial agriculture is nearly gone. Today, the accepted boundaries of Charter Oak are I-210 to the north, Valley Center Avenue to the east, Covina Hills Road to the south and Grand Avenue to the west. In the mid-1960s, Glendora annexed the area north of Arrow Highway and Covina annexed much of the area south of Arrow Highway.

Several small "county islands" of unincorporated area remained within the annexed portions of Covina and Glendora until the 1980s. The remainder forms the CDP. Charter Oak is located at 34°6′5″N 117°51′28″W. Charter Oak is flat ground, though the South Hills of Glendora form much of the northern border, there is a small valley in the southeast quadrant, with Walnut Creek flowing in the bottom; the other major water feature in Charter Oak is the San Dimas Wash, a concrete-lined flood control channel, the San Dimas River, a tributary of the San Gabriel River. Both Walnut Creek and San Dimas wash flow from east-northeast toward west-southwest, the wash in Glendora and the creek in Covina; the ground is described as "dry riverbed," with sandy soil, suitable not only for the citrus orchards which once were the primary industry in the area, but for several nurseries growing cactus and other small plants. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.4 square kilometers, all of it land.

The area is served by the Charter Oak Unified School District, as well as numerous private schools. The boundaries of the Charter Oak Unified School District, formed in areas which were at the time unincorporated area became the accepted boundaries of Charter Oak, attesting to the importance of the district in the community. Community college students from Charter Oak attend Citrus College in Glendora or Mount San Antonio College in Walnut. Charter Oak Gymnastics has been a U. S. National Team training center since 1989, has produced many elite athletes, including national champion Vanessa Atler and Olympian Jamie Dantzscher; the 2010 United States Census reported that Charter Oak had a population of 9,310. The population density was 10,034.6 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Charter Oak was 5,602 White, 405 African American, 85 Native American, 1,035 Asian, 18 Pacific Islander, 1,693 from other races, 472 from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4,546 persons; the Census reported that 9,178 people lived in households, 132 lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, 0 were institutionalized.

There were 3,044 households, out of which 1,264 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,486 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 553 had a female householder with no husband present, 226 had a male householder with no wife present. There were 188 unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 19 same-sex married couples or partnerships. 601 households were made up of individuals and 203 had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02. There were 2,265 families; the population was spread out with 2,352 people under the age of 18, 990 people aged 18 to 24, 2,601 people aged 25 to 44, 2,446 people aged 45 to 64, 921 people who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males. There were 3,144 housing units at an average density of 3,388.7 per square mile, of which 1,998 were owner-occupied, 1,046 were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.5%.

6,168 people lived in owner-occupied housing units and 3,010 people lived in rental housing units. According to the 2010 United States Census, Charter Oak had a median household income of $68,597, with 8.3% of the population living below the federal poverty line. As of the census of 2000, there were 9,027 people, 3,048 households, 2,255 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 9,711.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 3,115 housing units at an average density of 3,351.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 65.30% White, 4.77% Black or African American, 1.27% Native American, 9.19% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 14.02% from other races, 5.28% from two or more races. 36.58 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 3,048 households out of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 18.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.0% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone wh

Late positive component

The late positive component or late positive complex is a positive-going event-related brain potential component, important in studies of explicit recognition memory. It is found to be largest over parietal scalp sites, beginning around 400–500 ms after the onset of a stimulus and lasting for a few hundred milliseconds, it is an important part of the ERP "old/new" effect, which may include modulations of an earlier component similar to an N400. Similar positivities have sometimes been referred to as the P3b, P300, P600. Here, we use the term "LPC" in reference to this late positive component. In psychological literature on memory, long-term memory is divided into two types: semantic and episodic. Semantic memories are memories that are stored in LTM without specific encoding information linked to them, thus represent general knowledge about the world that a person has acquired across the lifespan. Episodic memories are memories that are stored in long term memory as specific "episodes" and that, have some sort of specific context information associated with them, such as where or when they were encoded.

At retrieval, episodic memories are divided into two different categories based on how much information is available about the "episode." These two categories are familiarity. Recollection is when certain information about the context of the memory at encoding, for instance when or where a memory was encoded, is recalled. Familiarity is a general sense that a person has seen something before without any other details about the event. Though they are divided into two categories, it is debated whether they are separate entities controlled by different brain functions or just a graded continuum of the same function; the component that came to be called the LPC has been associated with episodic memory and was first described in ERP studies examining either repetition or recognition effects. In both paradigms, studies found that ERPs to repeated/recognized items differed from those to newly presented ones in several ways. In particular, second presentations of items were associated with increased positivity between 500 and 800 ms post-stimulus onset—an effect that came to be called the LPC. but referred to as the P300, late positivity or "parietal old/new effect".

In one of the earliest examples of such a study, Friedman presented test items in a continuous recognition paradigm. Results showed that ERPs to old items were characterized by decreases in an negativity between 300 and 500 ms and increases in a subsequent overlapping positivity; the joint increase in positivity across these two responses was termed the "old/new" effect. The main paradigm, used to elicit and study the LPC involves a two part, study-test design. In the "study" phase, the participant is given a list of words or other items to be remembered, presented one at a time; the participant may be told to try to remember these items for or may be asked to make judgments about the item without realizing that there will be a memory test for the items. After some amount of time, the studied items are re-presented to the subjects, mixed with never before presented foils, subjects are asked to classify the items as old or new. During this test or retrieval phase, ERPs are recorded and the brain responses to both new and old words are analyzed.

The results show a larger LPC for old than for new words. Note that if ERPs are recorded during the study phase of the experiment responses during the test phase can be used to look at factors that predict memory; as described above, a variant of the study-test paradigm is a continuous recognition paradigm, in which subjects are asked to classify every item as new or old and "study" items and "test" items are intermingled. Variants of the paradigm manipulate what subjects are doing at encoding (for example, through a levels of processing manipulation, how long or how many times items are studied, what the delay between study and test is, what kind of judgments subjects make at retrieval; as reviewed by Friedman and Johnson, the LPC is seen in the form of a broad positivity between 400 and 800 ms post-stimulus onset. It is largest over medial, posterior scalp sites, tends to be bigger over left hemisphere recording sites, it is larger for items that have been seen before those classified as "old", as compared with those classified as "new".

LPCs have been recorded to words, line drawings and meaningless shapes, it is seen in both long and short term memory paradigms. It is believed to index recollective processes; the LPC has been more associated with explicit memory than implicit memory. Although LPCs can be seen in repetition paradigms wherein items are repeated but subjects do not respond to those repetitions and are not asked to take note of them, LPC responses are bigger in tasks in which subjects make memory-related judgments. Rugg and colleagues conducted a direct comparison of explicit retrieval ERPs. In the explicit condition, participants performed an old/new recognition judgment on a list of words, half new and half repeated. In the implicit condition participants made living/non

Zetetics (band)

Zetetics are a Ukrainian rock band formed in 2014 by lead singer Lika Bugaeva, with personal lyrics and a strong mix. Lika Bugaeva first became known as a contestant on the talent TV show "The Voice"; the band's debut album, "Finally I see", was rated the best Ukrainian album of 2015, by'Inspired'. Their single "Fly Away" is well known for its video. In autumn 2015, the band released a new album "Zetetic". "Zetetic" is a little used English word from Greek and Latin, that translates as “those who are looking for the truth”. The album was praised by BeeHype; the band has released its first full concert video — Live in Kyiv. In winter 2017, the band released "Rooftop Live" - a music film about the band. In September, 2019 Zetetics released their third studio album, titled 11:11; the band composed and performed the music for the film Nightmare Director known as School Number 5, released in October 2019. Viktor Zhukov 2014 Finally I see 2015 Zetetic 2016 Unplugged 2019 11:11 2017 Even Tonight 2018 I Have Nothing 2018 Homeless 2019 Round And Round 2019 Burning 2019 Stop Me 2020 Salt Zetetics - Live in Kyiv Zetetics - Unplugged Zetetics - Rooftop Live Zetetics - Fly Away Zetetics - Dance With Me Zetetics - You and I Zetetics - Get You Up Zetetics - Even Tonight Interview with Lika Bugaeva by Bestin.ua.

The film-quest about the enamored maniac by Karabas Live. Listen Ukrainian. TOP-15 by TSN. Lika Bugaeva: Meet Zetetics interview by Cultprostir.ua Zetetics New Album by L'officiel Online. Best Ukrainian Albums 2015 by Comma.com.ua. Looking for the truth interview by Maincream. Content for Zetetics show on Behance Oleh Teteriatnyk: "When people do the best of what they can, you just do not interfere" by cultprostir.ua Любимица Дианы Арбениной презентовала дебютный клип by TSN.ua Official website Zetetics on Facebook Zetetics on Instagram Zetetics on Youtube Zetetics on Soundcloud Zetetics on Apple Music Zetetics on Spotify

John Taylor, Baron Kilclooney

John David Taylor, Baron Kilclooney, PC, is a former Ulster Unionist Party Northern Irish MP and a life peer. He was born in Armagh in Northern Ireland, he was deputy leader of the UUP from 1995 to 2001, a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly. Taylor was educated at The Royal School and The Queen's University of Belfast. Lord Kilclooney owns Alpha Newspapers which operates local newspaper titles in Northern Ireland and the Republic, he is a member of the Farmers Club in London, the County Club in Armagh City. Lord Kilclooney's political career began as MP for South Tyrone in the Northern Irish House of Commons between 1970 and 1972, he served in the Government of Northern Ireland as Minister of State at the Ministry of Home Affairs. On 25 February 1972, he survived an assassination attempt in Armagh by the Official Irish Republican Army. Two men, including Joe McCann, raked his car with bullets, hitting Taylor five times in the neck and head. Taylor needed extensive reconstructive surgery on his jaw.

Despite this, Taylor soon re-entered politics. He represented Fermanagh & South Tyrone in the short-lived Northern Ireland Assembly elected in 1973 and dissolved in 1974, following the collapse of the power-sharing Executive, he became a Member of the European Parliament for Northern Ireland in 1979, remaining an MEP until 1989. On 20 January 1987, Taylor left the European Democrats, with whom the Conservatives sat, to join the controversial European Right group, he was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 1982 for North Down. He became MP for Strangford in 1983, until 2001, he was a member of Castlereagh Borough Council from 1993–1997. In February 1989 he joined the "hard right" Conservative Monday Club and appears on the list of their speakers at the Annual Conference of its Young Members' Group at the United Oxford & Cambridge Club in Pall Mall, on 18 November 1989, when he spoke on'The Union and Northern Ireland'. Following the 2001 general election, on 17 July he was created a life peer as Baron Kilclooney, of Armagh in the County of Armagh, sitting as a crossbencher.

He sat on the Northern Ireland Policing Board from 4 November 2001 until 31 March 2006. He continued to sit as a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly until his retirement prior to the elections in March 2007, he remains the only active politician to have participated in all levels of government in Northern Ireland, from local council, the Parliament of Northern Ireland, Europe, all previous failed Assemblies and Conventions and the current incarnation of the Assembly. In January 2012, Taylor wrote to The Scotsman newspaper asserting that Scotland should be subject to partition, depending on the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum, he has six children. List of Northern Ireland Members of the House of Lords Stormont Biography BBC Profile Cain Biography Northern Ireland Policing Board Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by John Taylor

Esteban Montejo

Esteban Mesa Montejo was a Cuban slave who escaped to freedom before slavery was abolished on the island in 1886. He lived as a maroon in the mountains until that time, he served in the war of independence in Cuba. He is known for having his biography published in 1966, in both Spanish and English, several years before his death and when he was more than 100 years old. After being featured in a newspaper article, Montejo had been contacted in 1963 by Cuban ethnologist Miguel Barnet, who conducted a series of taped interviews with him. From these, he published a book about Montejo's life. Esteban Mesa Montejo was born into slavery in 1860 on a sugar cane plantation in Cuba, he grew up with the Afro-Cuban religion, which combined Catholicism and elements of Yoruba religion known as Santería. As a young man he was escaped from the plantation, he fled to the mountains, where there were communities of other maroons, refugee slaves who lived beyond the reach of planters. Cuba did not abolish slavery until 1886.

After that, he worked on farms and plantations, which made up most of the Cuban economy. During the war of independence in 1898, he fought for Cuba. In his last years, he lived in a Veterans' Home. In 1962 Montejo was one of two people featured in a newspaper article about Cubans who were more than a century old. Both were former slaves, he was contacted by ethnologist Miguel Barnet. Barnet edited the transcripts and published an account of Montejo's life in 1966, as Biografía de un cimarrón. Montejo and Barnet's book includes descriptions of Afro-Cuban religious expression and of Montejo's life as a fugitive slave, he recounted his memories of the Cuban war for independence from Spain in 1898, which he fought in. The United States intervened and its military forces occupied Cuba for several years. Barnet ends the book in 1905, following the US occupation of Cuba from 1898–1902. An English translation was published in 1966 in the United Kingdom and Australia as The Autobiography of a Runaway Slave.

Years it was published in English in the United States, as Biography of a Runaway Slave. Miguel Barnet Works by or about Esteban Montejo at Internet Archive

Syro-Malabar Mission of Boston

The Syro-Malabar Church of Boston is a congregation of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church in Framingham, Massachusetts. Founded in 2004, it is under the jurisdiction of the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago. Syro-Malabar Catholics in the Boston area began to meet informally in the early 1970s as a prayer group known as the Kerala Catholics of New England that gathered for cultural and liturgical activities in the Malayalam language. In 1995, twelve families gathered to discuss the situation of the Syro-Malabar Catholics. April 11, 2003,Turning point in the history of church: Fr. Tomy Kariyilakulam and Fr. Raju Muringayil co-celebrated the Holy Qurbana at St. Charles Church in Waltham, MA. Fr. Tomy introduced Fr. Jose Kandathikkudy, the vicar of the St. Thomas Syro Malabar Church, Bronx, NY and encouraged the congregation to start having a regular Mass. Mr. Jose Puthanpurackal Sebastian was elected as the president. August 15, 2003: Monthly service started with the celebration of Ascension of our Mother Mary and the Indian independence day.

Fr. Jose Kandathikkudy, the vicar of the St. Thomas Syro Malabar Church, Bronx, NY, was the celebrant. Monthly services continued with the help of Fr. Jose Kandathikkudy and other visiting priests. On June 12, 2004, His Excellency Mar Jacob Angadiath, bishop of the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago inaugurated the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Church of Boston at a large gathering of faithful under the guidance of Rev. Fr. Varghese Perappadan. Fr. Pereppadan was appointed director of the mission, which met for services at the Fernald School chapel in Waltham, Massachusetts on a weekly basis. In July 2004, he stepped down as director. On September 18, 2004, Fr. Paul Pudussery was appointed as the second director of the mission. On January 31, 2005, St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church of Boston was registered as a non-profit organization under the laws of the state of Massachusetts. On March 22, 2006, Rev. Fr. Kuriakose Vadana was appointed by Mar Jacob Angadiath as the mission director.

The treasurer of the church is Mr Louis Mechery. The Church holds many cultural activities and is famous for Bible Month a whole month dedicated to bible study directed by Mr Anto Kurian. In July 2008, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston offered St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Church the use of a former parish church in Framingham. After the closure of St. Jeremiah Church was announced in 2005, some of its parishioners began an occupation in protest, which they maintained until 2010; the Syro-Malabar Mission took up residence at St. Jeremiah Church in 2008. On October 1, 2011, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston announced that it had sold St. Jeremiah's Church for $2 million to the Syro Malabar diocese.. In 2011, the mission was promoted to the status of a Parish, Rev. Fr. Varghese Naikoparambil was appointed by Mar Jacob Angadiath as the mission director. In 2013, Rev. Fr. Mathew Pothalil, was appointed as parish priest for the church. In 2015, Rev. Fr Raphael Ambadan became the priest of the parish.

In 2016, the current priest Fr. Tony Xavier took office. Syro-Malabar Mission of Boston