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Clay Center, Kansas

Clay Center is a city in and the county seat of Clay County, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 4,334. Clay Center was first settled in 1862, it was named from its position near the geographical center of Clay County. The first post office was established in Clay Center on July 3, 1862. Clay Center was located on Union Pacific Railroads. Clay Center is located at 39°22′48″N 97°7′23″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.08 square miles, all of it land. Clay Center is unique, because it is the geographic midpoint between Los Angeles and New York City, the two largest American cities. Both cities are 1,224 mi from Clay Center; the climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Clay Center has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps; as of the census of 2010, there were 4,334 people, 1,920 households, 1,172 families living in the city.

The population density was 1,407.1 inhabitants per square mile. There were 2,158 housing units at an average density of 700.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 96.9% White, 0.5% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.4% from other races, 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population. There were 1,920 households of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, 39.0% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.82. The median age in the city was 44.5 years. 22.5% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 51.4 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 4,564 people, 1,979 households, 1,258 families living in the city.

The population density was 1,762.4 people per square mile. There were 2,191 housing units at an average density of 846.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97.98% White, 0.64% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.07% from other races, 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population. There were 1,979 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.4% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.83. In the city, the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, 25.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.0 males.

For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males. The median income for a household in the city was $31,531, the median income for a family was $45,567. Males had a median income of $29,526 versus $16,149 for females; the per capita income for the city was $19,128. About 5.9% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over. Piotique Festival – Held each year on the last Saturday of September, Piotique is a portmanteau of Pioneer and Antique; each year, hundreds of people come to Clay Center. Participants enjoy food vendors, craft booths, live entertainment, dancing on the Clay County Courthouse lawn; the festival kicks off downtown at 7:30 AM with the Piotique Road race. The Clay Center government consists of eight council members; the council meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:30PM. City Hall, 427 Court St. Clay Center is a part of Clay County USD 379 school district. Herb Bradley, professional baseball player Tracy Claeys, Washington State football defensive coordinator and former University of Minnesota football head coach Warren Henry Cole, surgeon who pioneered X-ray use in medicine George Docking, former governor of Kansas Steve Doocy, host for Fox News, Fox & Friends TV talk show.

Parnera Hill

Parnera Hill is situated in Parnera village of Valsad district. It is located 200 miles away from Mumbai. Height of hill from ground is around 500 ft, it has two entries one from Atul and one from Parnera. As per known information, a Hindu king had made a fort on the hill. Upon inspection of the Fort's relics and structure use of skillful engineering methods of that time may be seen; the fort was under Dharampur state during the 15th century. Sultan Muhammad Shah Begda won this fort at the end of 15th century. In 16th century, attackers of Daman destroyed this fort. Based on one historic fact – when Daman was under the rule of Mughal, that time Firangis attacked on Daman and Daman's habasi commander was hidden in the fort of hill. Firangis came here for finding him, that time they destroyed this fort. After that, Shivaji raid on Surat in 1664 and 1670; that time, while moving back they had passed through the fort of Parnera Hill. That time, a huge war was happened here. Based on folktale, Shivaji jumped away from a big hidden passage of the fort with his horse during this war.

In 1696, Commander of Shivaji, Shree Moro Pandit took possession of fort and built military base. That time was era of Peshwa. But, Golden era of Peshwa completed slowly. In 1780, Fort come under the hand of Gayakwad government of Vadodara Peshwa Balaji Bajirao 3rd attacked on the fort; this fight ran up to 7 days. One poet has mentioned this fight's description in "Parnera ni lol" garba. In 1780, British Govt. took possession of fort under the leadership of Lt. Wales and put military for handling harassment of Pindharas. At the beginning of the 19th century, military was moved away from there. During 1857's rebellion, fort was demolished; some relics of it still exists on Parnera Hill. There are three stepwells on Parnera Hill. Army, Commander used water of it during that time. There are still three cannon in broken fort. There were around 150 cannons in fort during Indian independence; some of them are now in Valsad R. P. F. Ground. There are three temples on the top of Parnera Hill: Shree Maha Kali Mata Temple Shree Chandika, Shree Ambika, Shree Navdurga, Shree Sheetla Mata and Hanumanji Temple Swayambhu Rameshwar Mahadev TempleShree Maha Kali Mata temple is situated on the top of Parnera Hill.

In south direction of the fort, there is a big rock. Shree Maha Kali Mata statue is inside the cave. There is one archaeological temple on the hill, where goddesses Shree Chandika, Shree Ambika, Shree Navdurga, Shree Sheetla Mata statues are in the temple. There is temple of God Hanumanji in front of it. Swayambhu Rameshwar Mahadev temple is located near this temple on the hill. Based on one folktale, five goddesses Shree Chandika, Shree Ambika, Shree Navdurga, Shree Sheetla and Shree Kalika was stayed with each other here; because of some reason, Goddess Kalika became sad. Goddess Kalika was gone to the cave. Therefore, there are two temples on the hill. In every October, a huge fair is organized on Parnera Hill during Navratri. Chand Pir Baba Dargah is situated on the top of Parnera Hill. Pir was martyred in the fight of non-violence. During fight, Pir's cutted head fell down in Parnera and Pir's body fell down in Bilimora. In remembrance of Pir's sacrifice, Dargah were made in Bilimora. Based on one folktale, Pir's body was buried in Pardi's Chand Pir Shah dargah

Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is one of the major black grape varieties worldwide. It is principally grown for blending with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the Bordeaux style, but can be vinified alone, as in the Loire's Chinon. In addition to being used in blends and produced as a varietal in Canada and the United States, it is sometimes made into ice wine in those regions. Cabernet Franc is lighter than Cabernet Sauvignon, making a bright pale red wine that contributes finesse and lends a peppery perfume to blends with more robust grapes. Depending on the growing region and style of wine, additional aromas can include tobacco, bell pepper and violets. Records of Cabernet Franc in Bordeaux go back to the end of the 18th century, although it was planted in Loire long before that time. DNA analysis indicates that Cabernet Franc is one of two parents of Cabernet Sauvignon and Carménère. Cabernet Franc is believed to have been established in the Libournais region of southwest France sometime in the 17th century, when Cardinal Richelieu transported cuttings of the vine to the Loire Valley.

They were planted at the Abbey of Bourgueil under the care of an abbot named Breton, whose name became associated with the grape. By the 18th century, plantings of Cabernet Franc were found throughout Fronsac, Pomerol and St-Emilion, making quality wines; as Cabernet Sauvignon grew more popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, the close similarity of the two grapes was observed and theories emerged as to the extent of their relationship. In 1997, DNA evidence emerged to show that Cabernet Franc had crossed with Sauvignon blanc to produce Cabernet Sauvignon. In general, Cabernet Franc is similar to Cabernet Sauvignon, but buds and ripens at least a week earlier; this trait allows the vine to thrive in cooler climates than Cabernet Sauvignon, such as the Loire Valley. In Bordeaux, plantings of Cabernet Franc are treated as an "insurance policy" against inclement weather close to harvest that may damage plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, its early budding does pose the viticultural hazard of coulure early in the growing season.

The vine is upright, with dark-green, 5-lobed leaves. The winged bunches are small-medium in size; the berries are quite small and blue-black in color, with thin skins. The Cabernet Franc grapevine is more prone to mutation than Cabernet Sauvignon, less so than Pinot noir. Cabernet Franc can adapt to a wide variety of vineyard soil types but seems to thrive in sandy, chalk soils, producing heavier, more full bodied wines there. In the Loire Valley, terroir based differences can be perceived between wines made from grapes grown in gravel terraces versus tuffeau slopes; the grape is yield sensitive, with over-cropping producing wines with more green, vegetal notes. Across the world Cabernet Franc is one of the twenty most planted grape varieties. Plantings are found throughout Europe, in the New World and Kazakhstan. In many regions, it is planted as a component of a Bordeaux-style blend such as Meritage, playing secondary role to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. In parts of northeast Italy, Anjou-Saumur and the right bank region of Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc both plays a more prominent role in blends and is vinted as a varietal.

In France, Cabernet Franc is found predominately in the Loire Valley and in the Libournais region of Bordeaux. As of 2000, it was the sixth most planted red grape variety in the country. Other areas with significant plantings include the Bergerac and Madiran Appellation d'origine contrôlée. By the early 20th century, there were nearly equal plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc in Bordeaux with around 25,000 acres by the late 1960s. Most of these plantings were along the right bank of the Gironde in the Fronsac, St-Emilion and Pomerol regions. There, it is still used today by the famous estate Chateau Cheval Blanc, a blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot exclusively. Towards the end of the 20th century though plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon had increased in Bordeaux to a 2 to 1 ratio in proportion to Cabernet Franc, plantings there were over 35,360 acres of the latter, nearly half of the country's total 88,900 acres. In the Loire Valley, Cabernet is planted in the Anjou, Bourgueil and Saumur-Champigny regions.

By the year 2000 there were over 17,300 acres of Cabernet Franc in Italy. However, the grape variety is confused with both Cabernet Sauvignon and the ancient Bordeaux grape Carmenere, so the true acreage may not be known until more vineyards have been surveyed by ampelographers, it is planted in the far northeast of Italy in Friuli, but it is found in the vineyards of the Veneto, is found as part of some Chianti blends as far south as Apulia. Plantings of Cabernet Franc in Tuscany have been increasing in recent years in the Bolgheri and Maremma region where the grape is prized for the balance and elegance that it brings to blends. Italians wines labelled as "Cabernet" tend to be Cabernet Franc or a blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc in Hungary had gained attention by the end of the 1990s when in some wine producing regions climate and growing conditions proved to be not optimal for Cabernet Sauvignon to reach its full ripeness. Successful varietal examples from Villány and Szekszárd show great potential, some international experts declared that Cabernet Franc "found its new home in Villány region".

Hungarian varietal Cabernet Franc is a full-bodied, moderately or tannic wine with rich aromas of spices, blue flowers and red/black berry fruits with a reasonably good

Republican Socialist Party

The Republican Socialist Party was a political party in Belgium. The party was founded on August 1887, by Alfred Defuissaux, a miners' leader from Borinage. Defuissaux had been expelled from the Belgian Labour Party in February 1887, as the party tried to distance itself from militant strikes such as those of 1886; the new party was based in the Wallonia-Hainaut areas. The party, whose followers were miners, argued in favour of a grève noire as a means to obtain universal suffrage or integration with republican France; the year it was founded, the PSR led a wave of local strikes. The first PSR party congress was held on December 1887, in Châtelet; the congress adopted statues. In December 1888 several leading figures of the PSR were arrested, a blow that the party would not recuperate from. Through the legal proceedings that followed in 1889, information emerged that most of the PSR leadership were in fact agent provocateurs on the government's payroll; the influence of the party waned as a result of these revelations.

The scandal became known as le Grand Complot. The events of le Grand Complot were reenacted in a 1990 theatre play by the same name by Jean Louvet; the party began publishing La Bataille in 1889, its publication continued until 1891. At the time of the centenary of the French Revolution of 1789, PSR merged back into the Belgian Labour Party; the PSR, albeit short-lived, represented the sole effort to build a structured republican political organization in Belgium

Litang–Zhanjiang railway

The Litang–Zhanjiang railway or Lizhan railway, is a railroad in southern China from Litang Township in the Guangxi Autonomous Region on the Hunan–Guangxi railway, to the port city of Zhanjiang, in Guangdong Province, on the South China Sea. The line has a total length of 318.2 km and was built from 1954 to 1955. Major cities and towns along route include Guigang, Xingye County, Luchuan, Lianjiang and Zhanjiang; the Litang–Zhanjiang railway was planned from 1952 to 1953 and built from September 25, 1954 to July 1, 1955. A 61 km spur line from the Hechun Station to Maoming was completed in 1959 and now connects the Lizhan Line with the Guangzhou–Maoming railway. From 2005 to 2009, the southern-most section of the Lizhan Line from Hechun Station to Zhanjiang, 62.7 km in length, was double-tracked and electrified to accommodate trains running at speeds of up to 140 km/h. The Guigang to Yulin section of the line, 98 km in length, has been double-tracked and is undergoing capacity expansion from 2013 to 2015 to accommodate trains running at speeds of up to 160 km/h to 200 km/h.

The project is complete for Guigang–Yulin section, the EMU train has entered to operation in the end of 2016. Litang: Hunan–Guangxi railway, Litang–Qinzhou railway Yulin: Luoyang–Zhanjiang railway Hechun station: Hechun–Maoming railway Zhanjiang: Guangdong–Hainan railway List of railways in China

Jörg Ziercke

Jörg Ziercke served as the chief commissioner of the Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany from 2004 to 2014. Jörg Ziercke entered police service with the Bereitschaftspolizei in 1967. From 1970 onwards, Ziercke worked as a criminal investigator with the state investigations bureau in Kiel. In 1979 he became the chief of the Neumünster investigations department. From 1985 up until his appointment as head of the Bundeskriminalamt, he worked in leading positions within the police of the state of Schleswig-Holstein. Jörg Ziercke has two children, he is a member of the SPD. Official biography Jörg Ziercke in Spiegel Magazine Jörg Ziercke in Time Magazine Jörg Ziercke in Bild Magazine Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany - Official Site - - -