click links in text for more info
SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

Chilton County, Alabama

Chilton County is a county located in the central portion of the U. S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,643; the county seat is Clanton. Its name is in honor of William Parish Chilton, Sr. a lawyer who became Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and represented Montgomery County in the Congress of the Confederate States of America. Chilton County is included in AL Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 2010, the center of population of Alabama was located in Chilton County, near the city of Jemison, an area known as Jemison Division; the county is known for its unique landscape. It is home to swamps and mountains due to the foothills of the Appalachians which end in the county, the Coosa River basin, its proximity to the Black Belt Prairie, long a center of cotton production. Baker County was established on December 30, 1868, named for Alfred Baker, with its county seat at Grantville. Residents of the county petitioned the Alabama legislature for the renaming of their county.

On December 17, 1874, the petitioners accepted the suggestion of Chilton County though the Chief Justice had not lived within its boundaries. In 1870 the county seat was moved after the court house burned, to. In 1942, the U. S. Navy commissioned the USS Chilton, in honor of Chilton County. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 701 square miles, of which 693 square miles is land and 7.9 square miles is water. Interstate 65 U. S. Highway 31 U. S. Highway 82 State Route 22 State Route 139 State Route 145 State Route 155 State Route 191 Shelby County Coosa County Elmore County Autauga County Perry County Dallas County Bibb County Talladega National Forest According to the 2010 United States Census, the population identifies by the following ethnicities: 84.1% White 9.7% Black 0.4% Native American 0.3% Asian 0.0% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.2% Two or more races 7.8% Hispanic or Latino Chilton County is the 23rd-richest county per capita income in Alabama. At the 2000 census, there were 39,593 people, 15,287 households and 11,342 families residing in the county.

The population density was 57 per square mile. There were 17,651 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 86.71% White, 10.61% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.51% from other races, 0.69% from two or more races. Nearly 2.91 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 15,287 households of which 34.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.10% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.80% were non-families. Nearly 22.90% of all households were made up of individuals, 10.20% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57, the average family size was 3.00. 25.70% of the population were under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.80 males.

For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.90 males. The median household income was $32,588 and the median family income was $39,505. Males had a median income of $31,006 versus $21,275 for females; the per capita income for the county was $15,303. About 12.60% of families and 15.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.40% of those under age 18 and 18.20% of those age 65 or over. The County Commission is made up of seven members elected by cumulative vote. "Chilton County adopted cumulative voting in 1988 as part of the settlement of a vote dilution lawsuit brought against its previous election system. According to the 1990 Census, African Americans constituted 9.9% of the county's voting age population." Although passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 enabled African Americans to register and vote, in Chilton County no African American was elected to the County Commission until the first cumulative voting election, held in 1988. African Americans in Alabama had been disenfranchised by the 1901 state constitution, which required payment of a poll tax and qualification by a literacy test in order to register to vote.

Discriminatory in practice as administered by white officials, this system excluded most blacks from the state's political system for decades in the 20th century before Congress passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Since African Americans were able to register and vote in the county and state for the first time since the late 19th century. In counties in which there is a minority population and members are elected at-large or by single-member districts, minorities may be unable to elect representatives in a system dominated by the majority; the adoption of cumulative voting in Chilton County has enabled the minority to elect candidates of their choice by pooling their votes. Bobby Agee was elected as a Chilton County Commissioner in 1988 and again in the second cumulative voting election in 1992. Cumulative voting depends by district. "The cumulative options provide a minority of voters an opportunity to concentrate their support for a candidate or candidates more than they can under the more traditional voting rules used in this country."

In 2014, the county commission had an African-American commissioner among its seven members. However, in 2018, the county commissioners were all white males; the commission

ELeague Street Fighter V Invitational

ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational known as ELEAGUE Season 3, is the third season of ELEAGUE. After two seasons with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the league announced that it will expand to fighting games with Street Fighter V; the season will run from March 27, 2017 to May 26, 2017 and will be broadcast on cable television on TBS and online on Twitch. The season will feature 32 players overall and 24 players in the main tournament from across the world to compete; the third season of ELEAGUE started with Victor "Punk" Woodley defeating Bryant "Smug" Huggin 2-0 in a best of three. The official season began with Smug defeating Julio Fuentes 3-0 in a best of five series; the season concluded with Punk defeating Arman "Phenom" Hanjani 4-2 in a best of seven series to take home US$150,000 of the US$250,000 prize pool. ELEAGUE will invite thirty-two players from around the world to compete in the tournament. Sixteen of the players will be invited based off their 2016 Capcom Pro Tour results and the other sixteen will receive invites from Capcom.

This stage will be the preliminaries. Players will be separated into four groups of eight; the top six players from each group will advance to the regular season. All matches; this will run from March 27, 2017 to March 30, 2017. Twenty-four players will play in the regular season, they will be divided into four groups of six. There will be two phases in the regular season; the top two players from the preliminaries will automatically advance to the second phase. The other four players will play in a group stage robin round; the third seed and the sixth seed will play each other and the fourth and fifth seeds will play each other in the initial matches. The two losers and the two winners will play each other; the winner of the winner's map will move on to phase two and the loser of the loser's matches will be eliminated. The decider match between the two remaining players will determine which player moves to the second phase and which player gets eliminated. In phase two, the remaining four players will play in best of five bracket.

The winners of the matches will move on to the playoffs. Eight players remain; the winners of the groups will be placed in the upper bracket and the runners-up of the groups will be placed in the lower bracket. Players will play in an eight-man double-elimination bracket, meaning a loss from a player in the upper bracket is still alive, but heads into the lower bracket. Once a player loses in the lower bracket, that player is eliminated from the tournament; the players will continue to play. All matches; the playoffs will all take place on May 26. The thirty-two players competing in the tournament are as follows: Host Richard LewisCommentators/Analysts Zhi Liang Chew Stephen "Sajam" Lyon Reepal "Rip" Parbhoo Steve "Tasty Steve" ScottInterviewer Malik Fortè The preliminary groups were announced on March 2, 2017. There are four groups of eight players and six players from each group move on to the regular season

Elamkulam Kunjan Pillai

Elamkulam P. N. Kunjan Pillai, known as Elamkulam, was an Indian historian and academic from southern Kerala, India, he was a pioneering scholar of Kerala history, in particular. Although only holding academic degrees in Sanskrit and Malayalam, having no formal training as a historian, Elamkulam is considered one of the pioneers of modern Kerala historiography, he was one of the major proponents of the unitary/imperial state model in medieval Kerala history. The Elamkulam model of a centralised "empire" in medieval Kerala is now considered not acceptable by south Indian historians. Majority of Elamkulam's works are written with a few in Tamil and English, he was well versed in Kannada and Pali also. He was considered as one of the top authorities in Vattezhuthu script and Old/Early Malayalam language. Elamkulam associated himself for some time with Mortimer Wheeler in the excavation works at Harappa and Brahmagiri, he is known for informally guiding M. G. S. Narayanan, a research scholar in University of Kerala in early 1970s.

Born in Elamkulam village near Kalluvathukkal in Travancore, Kunjan Pillai had his school education at Trivandrum and Quilon. After taking his honours degree in Sanskrit language from Annamalai University, he started his career as a school teacher and became lecturer in Malayalam at Government Arts College, Trivandrum. Elamkulam retired as the Head of the Department of University College, Trivandrum. Elamkulam published most his research findings only in his years, he published more than 20 books, including one in Tamil and two in English. Some of his theories regarding early Kerala history have been challenged by researchers in the light of new evidence. Pillai died on 4 March 1973. Kanjiracode Valiaveettil Bhargavi Amma was his wife; the couple had five children. Elamkulam had studied comprehensively Old/Early Malayalam - Vatteluttu inscriptions from the ninth century CE, with the help of literary texts, claimed they belonged to a single line of kings that ruled Kerala from Kodungallur, he had challenged the foundations of the existing William Logan-K.

P. Padmanabha Menon construction of Kerala history, he proposed a unitary or imperial state model, emphasising centralised administration, for the Kulasekhara kingdom. The Elamkulam version of historiography had believed that this "Second Chera Empire", or "Kulasekhara Empire" was a centralised kingdom. However, critical research in the late 1960s and early 1970s by offered a major corrective to this. Suggestions pointing to the other extreme, that the king at Kodungallur had only a "ritual sovereignty" and the actual political power rested with "a bold and visible Brahmin oligarchy" has emerged; the nature of the Kodungallur Chera/Kulasekhara state is an ongoing academic debate. While the Elamkulam model of a centralised "empire" is considered not acceptable by south Indian historians, the third model is yet to be endorsed by them. Unnuneeli Sandesam Koka Sandesam Leelathlakam Chandrolsavam Unnuneeli Sandesam Charithradrishtiyilkoodi Nalachritham Attakkatha Gandhidevan Keralabhashayude Vikasaparinamangal Bhashayum Sahityavum Noottandukalil Sahityamalika 108 Shivalaya Sothram Sahityacharithrasamgraham Keralacharithrathile Iruldanja Edukal Annathe Keralam Chila Kerala Charithra Prasnangal Janmi samprdayam Keralathil Keralam Anchum Arum Noottandukalil Cherasamrajyam Ompathum Pathum Noottandukalil Samskarathinte Nazhikakkallukal Studies in Kerala History Some Problems in Kerala History Pandai Keralam

Gate 4

Gate 4, are the most popular organized supporters group of the Greek multi-sports club PAOK and has members from all over Greece and has over the years become a part of the club by affecting club decisions and by following the club on all possible occasions openly expressed opposition to the team's presidents. The most well-known was with Thomas Voulinos. Gate 4 founded on September 25, 1976, but was not the PAOK's first fan club, as others had preceded both in Thessaloniki and Athens. PAOK's first fan association was the "PAOK Fan Club Neapolis Bellos", founded in 1963 and considered one of the oldest in Europe; the group has a over of 120 sub-groups in various parts of the world, in Greece, Australia, United States, Germany and Switzerland. The headquarters of the organization is the so-called "Low-ceilinged", located in the Palaion Patron Germanos street; some 3,000 PAOK fans descended to the Olympic Stadium of Athens for the game against Panathinaikos on 3 October 1999. On its way back to Thessaloniki, the double-decker bus of the Kordelio fan club collided with a truck and fell into a ditch in the Vale of Tempe, Thessaly.

The aftermath of the bus crash was devastating. Six PAOK fans lost many others were injured. A roadside memorial was erected at the site of the crash bearing the following inscription: "Their love for PAOK brought them here, left them here and went beyond"; the group holds a strong brotherhood with Grobari, the organized supporters group of the Serbian football club Partizan Belgrade. On many occasions, fans from both clubs traveled to watch each other's games. There's maintain good relations with the with the fans of Russian CSKA Moscow. PAOK fans have good relations with the fans of OFI Crete, a friendship that started in October 1987 when OFI faced Atalanta for 1987–88 Cup Winners' Cup at Toumba Stadium and numerous PAOK fans supported the Cretans. A mutual respect exists between fans of PAOK and Panionios

SVT (band)

SVT was a San Francisco power pop/new wave band from the late 1970s and early 1980s. They are best remembered for their bassist Jack Casady, who had played in both Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna. Other members were singer Brian Marnell, drummer Bill Gibson, Nick Buck a Hot Tuna veteran, on keyboards; the group is said to have taken its name from the medical condition known as supraventricular tachycardia. A more plausible explanation is that the name was taken from a model of bass guitar amplifier, the Ampeg Super Vacuum Tube. SVT recorded two singles in 1979, one EP in 1980, one album, No Regrets, in 1981, they were one of the first bands to record on San Francisco's 415 Records, who released their single, Heart of Stone, in 1979. The group disbanded after both Zahl and Casady left to form Yanks with Jack Johnson and Owen Masterson. Casady quit Yanks and was replaced by bassist Steve Aliment. Brian Marnell died in 1983. Casady's former Jefferson Airplane bandmate Marty Balin covered the song Heart of Stone on his album, Lucky in 1983.

1979 Single: "New Year" / "Wanna See You Cry" 1979 Single: "Heart Of Stone" / "The Last Word" "Price of Sex" – 2:28 "I Can See" – 2:59 "Red Blue Jeans" – 2:05 "Always Comes Back" – 3:55 "I Walk the Line" – 2:13 "Modern Living" – 2:56 "Down at the Beach" – 2:43 Nick Buck – keyboards, vocals Brian Marnell – guitar, vocals Paul Zahl – drums, vocals Jack Casady – bass SVT – producer Stacey Baird – engineer, co-producer Recorded at Different Fur Recording, San Francisco Chris Coyle, Steven Countryman – management Richard Stutting / Artbreakers – album art and design Chester Simpson – photography All songs by Brian Marnell except where noted "Bleeding Hearts" – 4:51 "Waiting for You" – 2:53 "Heart of Stone" – 3:00 "No Regrets" – 3:23 "Money Street" – 5:23 "Love Blind" – 2:52 "North Beach" – 3:07 "What I Don't Like" – 3:20 "Secret" – 2:44 "Too Late" – 5:07 "You Don't Rock" – 4:35 Brian Marnell – vocals, guitars Jack Casady – electric bass, Gibson mandobass, bass balalaika Paul Zahl – drums, vocals SVT – arrangements, mixer Mark Richardson – producer, mixer Recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA Eddie Harris, Jaime Bridges, Eddie Ciletti – assistant engineers Michael Herbick, Steve Toby, Jesse Osborne – tech engineers Mastered at Master Disc, New York City Howie Weinbergmastering engineer Vincent Anton – photography Suzanne Phister – album cover design, lettering Richard Stutting / Artbreakers – SVT logo The Walking Zombie – gear Steven Countryman – management Fan site SVT Photos

Jay Laurence Lush

Jay Laurence Lush was a pioneering animal geneticist who made important contributions to livestock breeding. He is sometimes known as the father of modern scientific animal breeding. Lush received National Medal of Science in 1968 and the Wolf Prize in 1979. Lush was introduced to mathematics and genetics during his B. Sc. studies of animal husbandry at the Kansas State Agricultural College. He completed his M. Sc. in 1918 at Kansas State, his Ph. D. in genetics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Lush advocated breeding not based on subjective appearance of the animal, but on quantitative statistics and genetic information. Lush authored a classic textbook Animal Breeding Plans in 1937 which influenced animal breeding around the world. From 1930 to 1966, Lush was the Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture at Iowa State University, he was elected to the United States National Academy of Sciences in 1967. Lush won the Borden Award for research in dairy production from the American Dairy Science Association and both the Armour Award for animal breeding and genetics and the Morrison Award from the American Society of Animal Science.

In 1979, he was awarded the Wolf Prize in Agriculture. Lush, J. L.. Animal Breeding Plans. Collegiate Press, Ames. "J. L. Lush 1896 - 1982 Biographical Memoirs of the AAAS". "1979 Wolf Prize citation". Archived from the original on 2007-02-11. Chapman, A. B.. "Jay Laurence Lush 1896-1982: a brief biography". Journal of Animal Science. 69: 2671–2676. ISSN 0021-8812. PMID 1885379. Archived from the original on 31 July 2008. "US NSF — The President's National Medal of Science: Jay L. Lush". Retrieved 2008-07-31. "Jay Laurence Lush". Retrieved 2008-07-31. "Award Presentation — Dr J. L. Lush". Poultry Science Association, Inc. 1969. Archived from the original on 2008-12-17. Retrieved 2008-07-31. "Memorial: Dr. J. L. Lush". Journal of Animal Science. 55: 462. 1 August 1982. Ollivier, L. "Jay Lush: Reflections on the past". Lohmann Information. 43