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Chickasaw County, Mississippi

Chickasaw County is a county located in the U. S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,392, its county seats are Okolona. The county is named for the Chickasaw people. Most were removed to Indian Territory in the 1830s, but some remained and became citizens of the state and United States. Early in the 20th century, the first agricultural high school in Mississippi opened in the unincorporated community of Buena Vista. Cully Cobb, a pioneer of southern agriculture, long-term farm publisher, an official of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration in Washington, D. C. was the superintendent of the school from 1908-1910. The Mississippi state legislature created Chickasaw County in 1836, following the cession of the land by the Chickasaw Indians, it was settled by Americans from the east from the Southern states. By the time of the Civil War, riverfront landings had been developed by the many large cotton plantations worked by slaves, who outnumbered the white residents of the county.

The American Civil War devastated the local economy destroying the plantation-based infrastructure of Chickasaw County. The newly freed slaves had to adapt to the new labor system, in which the white landowners still retained partial control over their lives through the practice of sharecropping; the economy declined again in the late 19th century, when falling cotton prices reduced both black and white residents to poverty. Farmers began diversifying their crops, the economy began to improve. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 504 square miles, of which 502 square miles is land and 2.5 square miles is water. U. S. Route 45 Mississippi Highway 8 Mississippi Highway 15 Mississippi Highway 32 Mississippi Highway 41 Mississippi Highway 47 Natchez Trace Parkway Pontotoc County Lee County Monroe County Clay County Webster County Calhoun County Natchez Trace Parkway Tombigbee National Forest As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 17,392 people living in the county.

54.0% were White, 42.1% Black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Native American, 2.5% of some other race and 1.0% of two or more races. 3.7 % were Latino. As of the census of 2000, there were 19,440 people, 7,253 households, 5,287 families living in the county; the population density was 39 people per square mile. There were 7,981 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 56.89% White, 41.26% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.99% from other races, 0.46% from two or more races. 2.29 % of the population were Latino of any race. According to the census of 2000, the largest ancestry groups in Chickasaw County were English 44.1%, African 41% and Scots-Irish 13.5%. There were 7,253 households out of which 36.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.80% were married couples living together, 18.00% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.10% were non-families. 24.90% 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 2.65 and the average family size was 3.17. In the county, the population was spread out with 28.60% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 21.00% from 45 to 64, 13.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.40 males. The median income for a household in the county was $26,364, the median income for a family was $33,819. Males had a median income of $25,459 versus $20,099 for females; the per capita income for the county was $13,279. About 16.80% of families and 20.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.90% of those under age 18 and 22.40% of those age 65 or over. Okolona Houston New Houlka Woodland Singer-songwriter Bobbie Gentry, a Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame inductee, was born in Chickasaw County in 1944. Bukka White, early blues performer William Raspberry, journalist Milan Williams, founding member of The Commodores Jim Hood, Current Mississippi Attorney General Jeff Busby, Congressman that spearheaded the Natchez Trace Parkway Shaquille Vance, 2012 U.

S. Paralympic National Championship, gold medal, silver medal Ida Mae Brandon Gladney, central character in the Pulitzer Prize winning book, The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson Titus Andromedon, aka Ronald Ephen Wilkerson, a fictional character from the comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, was from Chickasaw County. Candieland, the plantation of the fictional Calvin Candie, played by Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino's film Django Unchained, is located in Chickasaw County. National Register of Historic Places listings in Chickasaw County, Mississippi

Lamar Lady Cardinals softball

The Lamar Lady Cardinals softball team represents Lamar University in NCAA Division I college softball. The team participates in the Southland Conference; the Lady Cardinals are led by head coach Amy Hooks. The team played its home games at the off-campus Ford Park for the first two seasons following the program restart; the Lady Cardinals began playing home games at the Lamar Softball Complex located on the university's campus starting with the 2015 season. LU first sponsored softball from 1971 through 1977 competing in the AIAW. Lamar finished second in the 1972 AIAW Texas state tournament. In addition to other head coaching duties, Pat Park was the Lady Cardinals head coach for the initial seasons. Coach Park served as women's head coach for basketball and golf while she was at Lamar. In 1983 Lamar competed in the Southland conference. Tryouts for the team were held on October 16, 1982; the sport was dropped in 1987. Patty Calvert was head coach during the 1982-1987 period. On April 22, 2011, Athletic Director Larry Tidwell announced plans to reinstate college softball as a NCAA Division I sport at Lamar University.

On August 1, 2011 former Morehead State head coach Holly Bruder was announced as the finalist to fill the head coaching position at Lamar after over 20 years with no program at the university. The Lady Cardinals finished fifth in the Southland Conference in their first season of competition following the restart of the program; the team earned a berth in the Southland Conference softball tournament. Holly Bruder was removed as head coach on May 11, 2018. On June 20, 2018, Amy Hooks was named as head coach for the team. Off-campus Ford Park was the home field for the first two seasons. A new on-campus stadium was constructed in 2014-15. On October 17, 2014, a ground breaking ceremony for the new Lamar Softball Complex was held; the first game at the completed on-campus stadium was played on March 6, 2015 against the Houston Baptist Huskies. The stadium was completed following the 2015 season. Source: Below is the Lady Cardinals' home attendance since the 2012–13 restart of the program; as of the 2018-19 season.

The National Invitational Softball Championship started in 2017. Sources: Sources: Donna Dugas 1985, 87 Teresa Fuxa 1986 Tina Schulz 2014 Bryn Baca 2016,'17 Brittany Rodriguez 2016,'17 Kendall Talley 2018 Jade Lewis 2019 Donna Dugas 1986 Laura Hall 1985 Ciara Luna 2016 Jade Lewis 2019 Official website

Pine Gap (TV series)

Pine Gap is an Australian television series, released on Netflix and broadcast on ABC in 2018. The six-part series is written and created by Greg Haddrick and Felicity Packard with Mat King directing all six episodes; the series is produced by Screentime. Pine Gap is an international political thriller, set around the Australian and American joint defence intelligence facility at Pine Gap, south-west of the town of Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. Parker Sawyers as Gus Thomson, an American mission director Tess Haubrich as Jasmina Delic, an Australian communications intelligence team leader Jacqueline McKenzie as Kath Sinclair, the Australian deputy chief of the facility Steve Toussaint as Ethan James, the American chief of the facility Stephen Curry as Jacob Kitto, an Australian mission director seconded from the Australian Secret Intelligence Service Sachin Joab as Simon Penny, an Australian communications intelligence analyst Mark Leonard Winter as Moses Dreyfus, an American foreign instrumentation signals intelligence analyst Kelton Pell as Dr. Paul Dupain, an Elder of the Arrernte people Lewis Fitz-Gerald as Rudi Fox, the American chief of intelligence operations Madeleine Madden as Immy Dupain, an activist Arrernte law student and Paul's daughter Edwina Wren as Eloise Chambers, an American imagery intelligence analyst Alice Keohavong as Deborah Vora, an Australian electronic intelligence analyst Jason Chong as Zhou Lin, an executive for the Chinese state-owned mining company Shonguran Simone Kessell as Belle James, American wife of Ethan Milly Alcock as Marissa, an Alice Springs local Michael-Anthony Taylor as Will Thompson, Gus's father Luke Buckmaster of The Guardian gave Pine Gap a critical review, writing that the series was "less a spy drama than an attempt to cure insomnia."

He criticized the series for what he regarded as its poor story writing and unsatisfactory acting, giving it one out of five stars. Helen Razer of the Daily Review gave the TV series a negative review, disparaging it as "a poor attempt at promoting favourable propaganda about Australia–United States relations". Razer criticized what she regarded as the tokenistic use of Aboriginal characters. Pat LaMarco of The Daily Free Press described the series as a "dull and sluggish attempt at a thriller", he viewed the show's release on Netflix as a sign of what he regarded as the deteriorating quality of the streaming company's content. By contrast, Genevieve Burgess of Pajiba gave Pine Gap a favourable review, describing it as a "spy thriller for people who don't like spy thrillers." She praised the series for its realistic low-stakes political thriller plot and for defying conventional Hollywood spying tropes by exploring the everyday challenges of its main cast members. Pine Gap on IMDb

Jase Daniels

Jase Daniels is a United States Navy linguist, discharged from the military twice under the policy known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell". Daniels served from 2001–2005 and again from 2006–2007. After coming out in Stars and Stripes, a newspaper published under the sponsorship of the U. S. Department of Defense, Daniels challenged the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy that forbade gay and lesbian service members from serving openly, his case attracted attention in such major U. S. media outlets as Newsweek and the New York Times. Daniels returned to active duty in the United States Navy on December 12, 2011, is believed to be one of the first servicemembers, the first, to return to active duty following the end of restrictions on service by gay and lesbian servicemembers in the U. S. Armed Forces. Daniels grew up in Wallingford, where he spent his childhood in and out of foster care and between the custody of his parents John and Theresa who divorced when he was five years old. Despite his rough upbringing, he excelled in arts and sciences at Strath Haven Middle School and won an award for excellence in volunteerism and community service from the Rotary Club.

Daniels graduated from Chichester High School in Boothwyn, Pennsylvania, in 2000. Daniels enlisted in the United States Navy on April 4, 2001, he served his first two years in the Navy Ceremonial Guard where he was one of the first group to qualify for the Navy Ceremonial Guard Ribbon. Daniels studied Hebrew at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, graduating in December 2004. Daniels was transferred to Fort Gordon and served as a Hebrew linguist. There he outed himself in marriage annulment paperwork he submitted to his command and the Navy initiated discharge proceedings under DADT, his discharge records, because of a clerical error, failed to note that his homosexuality was the basis for his discharge and his status became active reservist, which made him eligible for recall. Daniels was recalled to active duty June 2006, he said: "I wanted to go back so bad, I was jumping up and down. The military was my life." He served a year in Kuwait with the Navy Customs Battalion Romeo. Daniels has said that during this deployment he served without issue.

In May 2007, he was profiled by Stars and Stripes in a cover story that chronicled his life serving in the Armed Forces as an gay man. He was discharged again under DADT when his tour ended that year, he campaigned publicly for an end to DADT and told Newsweek he thought returning to service would go smoothly: "People like me can be integrated back as well as any other person. I’ll be the first to the recruiting office when DADT is repealed." As the DADT policy was nearing its end in September 2011, he told the New York Times he wanted to resume his Navy career, learn Persian, become an officer. He joined a lawsuit that attempted to require reinstatement of those discharged under DADT at their former rank, though it was thought to have little success given the reshaping of the U. S. military in these years. He said that since leaving the Navy "I've had no direction in my life." He expressed confidence. Daniels was reinstated in the United States Navy on December 12, 2011. After taking his oath he told reporters: I am humbled as I am reinstated to the job I love and by the enormous support I have received on this momentous day.

I look forward to returning to the Defense Language Institute and my career in the military. Daniels transferred back to the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, for a Persian course in early January 2012. Daniels was active as a Command Public Affairs Specialist while stationed at Navy Information Operations Command Georgia, located in Augusta, GA, he participated in and reported on the inaugural LGBT pride month event, held on Fort Gordon. He highlighted Navy Information Operation Command Georgia's robust physical fitness program and the teams aspirations to live up to the Department of Defense Operation Healthy Base Initiative, as well as the support from the command's Family Readiness Group who support families of deployed sailors. Sexual orientation and the United States military

Nazila Fathi

Nazila Fathi is an Iranian-Canadian author and former Teheran correspondent for The New York Times. She reported on Iran for both Time and Agence France-Presse. In her book The Lonely War she interweaves her personal history with that of Iran, from the 1979 Revolution until, when continuing to report from Iran became life-threatening in 2009, she was forced into exile. Fathi was born in Tehran in 1970, her father was a senior civil servant in the Ministry of Energy. She studied English at Azad University, while there began working as a translator for foreign reporters. From that beginning she became a stringer for The New York Times and Agence France-Presse. Frustrated by the Iranian government's multi-year press accreditation process, Fathi moved to Canada in 1999 and became a Canadian citizen, she earned an MA in political science and women's studies from the University of Toronto in 2001 before returning to Tehran as a correspondent for The New York Times. During the 2009 Iranian presidential election protests and other journalists reported on the violence by the Iranian government against peaceful protestors.

In early 2009, the Iranian government banned international journalists to stop coverage of the protests, but Fathi continued to report. In June 2009, other journalists were arrested by Iranian authorities. Fathi was placed under surveillance by the government, threats were made against her life. In July 2009, she and her family left Iran for Canada, she subsequently became an associate at Harvard's Belfer Center, a Nieman Fellow and a Shorenstein Fellow. Fathi's book The Lonely War was published by Basic Books in November, 2014. Fathi translated Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi's book, The History and Documentation of Human Rights in Iran. Shīrīn ʻIbādī, History and documentation of human rights in Iran, New York: Bibliotheca Persica Press, 2000. ISBN 9780933273405 The lonely war: one woman's account of the struggle for modern Iran, New York: Basic Books, 2014. ISBN 9780465069996

Tripoli District, Libya

Tripoli District is one of the 22 first level subdivisions of Libya. Its capital and largest city is the national capital. Tripoli District is in the Tripolitania region of northwestern Libya; the district has a shoreline along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the north, Zawiya in the west, Jafara in the southwest, Jabal al Gharbi in the south and Murqub in the east. Per the census estimates of 2012, the total population in the region was 157,747 with 150,353 Libyans; the average size of the household in the country was 6.9, while the average household size of non-Libyans being 3.7. There were 22,713 households in the district, with 20,907 Libyan ones; the population density of the district was 1,126 persons per sq. km. The district has a shoreline along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the north. On land it borders the following districts, Zawiya in the west, Jafara in the southwest, Jabal al Gharbi in the south and Murqub in the east. Tripoli district is a part of Triplotania geographical region of Libya that runs from north to south and has set of coastal oases and limestone plateaus having an elevation of 2,000 ft to 3,000 ft.

The region receives an annual rainfall of 16 in. There are no perennial rivers in the region. Libya has a flat undulating plain and occasional plateau, with an average elevation of around 423 m. Around 91 per cent of the land is covered by desert, with only 8.8 per cent agricultural land and 0.1 per cent of forests. Along the coastal regions, the climate is Mediterranean, while it is desert climate in all other parts. Dust storms lasting four to eight days is pretty common during Spring. Triplotania is the northwest region, while it is Fezzen in southwest. Per the census estimates of 2012, the total population in the region was estimated to be 157,747 with 150,353 Libyans; the average size of the household in the country was 6.9, while the average household size of non-Libyans being 3.7. There were 22,713 households in the district, with 20,907 Libyan ones; the population density of the district was 1,126 persons per sq. km. Per 2006 census, there were 368,839 economically active people in the district.

There were 139,656 government employees, 38,984 employers, 112,950 first level workers and 528 second level workers. There were 59,533 workers in state administration, 28,054 in agriculture, animal husbandry and forestry, 29,126 in agriculture & hunting, 59,328 in education, 43,820 in private enterprises, 12,548 in health & social work, 26,258 in production, 77,831 in technical work and 2,362 service workers; the total enrollment in schools was 323,733 and the number of people above secondary stage and less than graduation was 21,876. As per the report from World Health Organization, there were one communicable disease centres, 124 dental clinics, four general clinics, 27 in-patient clinics, 126 out-patient clinics, 426 pharmacies, 96 PHC centres, 11 polyclinics, no rural clinics and 9 specialized clinics. From 2001 to 2007 the Tripoli District shabiya was smaller than including only the city of Tripoli and its immediate surroundings. In the 2007 administrative reorganization of Libya the earlier borders of the former Tripoli baladiya were restored.

The most populated places in the district are Qasr bin Ghashir and Tripoli. Libya became independent in 1951 from the colonial empire and known for its oil rich resources; as a part of decentralization in 2012, the country is administratively split into 13 regions from the original 25 municipalities, which were further divided in 1,500 communes. As of 2016, there were 22 administrative divisions in the country in the form of districts