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Clayton County, Georgia

Clayton County is a county located in the north central portion of the U. S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 259,424; the county seat is Jonesboro. Clayton County is included in GA Metropolitan Statistical Area, it is the home of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The county was established in 1858 and named in honor of Augustin Smith Clayton, who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1832 until 1835. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 144 square miles, of which 142 square miles is land and 2.8 square miles is water. It is the third-smallest county by area in Georgia; the eastern portion of Clayton County, between Forest Park and Lovejoy, is located in the Upper Ocmulgee River sub-basin of the Altamaha River basin. The western portion of the county is located in the Upper Flint River sub-basin of the ACF River Basin. DeKalb County Henry County Spalding County Fayette County Fulton County As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 259,424 people, 90,633 households, 62,389 families residing in the county.

The population density was 1,832.5 inhabitants per square mile. There were 104,705 housing units at an average density of 739.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 66.1% black or African American, 18.87% white, 5.0% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 7.1% from other races, 2.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 13.66% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 4.9% were American. Of the 90,633 households, 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.4% were married couples living together, 25.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.2% were non-families, 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.37. The median age was 31.6 years. The median income for a household in the county was $43,311 and the median income for a family was $48,064. Males had a median income of $36,177 versus $32,460 for females; the per capita income for the county was $18,958.

About 13.6% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.5% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2000 census, there were 236,517 people, 82,243 households, 59,214 families residing in the county; the population density was 1,658 people per square mile. There were 86,461 housing units at an average density of 606 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 37.94% White, 51.55% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 4.49% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 3.55% from other races, 2.08% from two or more races. 7.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Estimated 2006 population is 271,240, with a racial make-up of 20.4% white non-Hispanic, 62.9% African American, 5% Asian, 11.3% Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% Pacific Islander. 1.5% were reported as multi-racial. There were 82,243 households out of which 40.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.70% were married couples living together, 20.30% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.00% were non-families.

21.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.60% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.30. In the county, the population was spread out with 30.00% under the age of 18, 10.40% from 18 to 24, 35.40% from 25 to 44, 18.40% from 45 to 64, 5.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.90 males. The median income for a household in the county was $42,697, the median income for a family was $46,782. Males had a median income of $32,118 versus $26,926 for females; the per capita income for the county was $18,079. About 8.20% of families and 10.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.20% of those under age 18 and 8.90% of those age 65 or over. The last quarter-century has seen significant change in the racial composition of the county's population. In 1980, Clayton county's population was 150,357 — 91% white and 9% minority, while in 2006 the population was 271,240 — 20% white and 80% minority.

The Clayton County Police Department has an authorized strength of 525 personnel. It is headed by Chief Kevin Roberts. Other law enforcement services are provided by the Clayton County Sheriff's Office; the unemployment rate in Clayton County, GA, is 3.4% as of November 2019. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be at 29.90%. Clayton County's sales tax rate is 8.00%. The income tax is 6.00%. Clayton County's income and salaries per capita is $18,735, which includes all children; the median household income is $39,699. ValuJet Airlines was headquartered in northern, unincorporated Clayton County, near William B. Hartsfield International Airport, in the 1990s. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport MARTA and Xpress GA / RTA commuter buses serve the County. Commuter rail service is proposed to serve Clayton County along the Norfolk Southern line, with proposed stations in Forest Park, Morrow and ending at Lovejoy; the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's Airport station is located in Clayton.

Clayton County Public Schools is the fifth largest school system in Georgia. On August 28, 2008, the district lost its accreditation. The

List of city nicknames in Florida

This partial list of city nicknames in Florida compiles the aliases and slogans that cities in Florida are known by and unofficially, to local people, outsiders or their tourism boards or chambers of commerce. City nicknames can help in establishing a civic identity, helping outsiders recognize a community or attracting people to a community because of its nickname. Nicknames and slogans that create a new community "ideology or myth" are believed to have economic value, their economic value is difficult to measure, but there are anecdotal reports of cities that have achieved substantial economic benefits by "branding" themselves by adopting new slogans. Some unofficial nicknames are positive; the unofficial nicknames listed here have gained wide currency. Apopka – Indoor Foliage Capital of the World Aventura – The City of Excellence Bartow City of Oaks and Azaleas The City of Oaks The'Tow Belle Glade – Muck City Boca Raton – A City for All Seasons Cape Coral – Waterfront Wonderland Clewiston – America's Sweetest Town Coconut CreekButterfly Capital of the World Coral Gables – The City Beautiful Coral SpringsEverything Under the Sun Crestview – Hub City DeLand – The Athens of Florida Deltona – Florida's Bright Spot Destin – The World's Luckiest Fishing Village Eustis – The City of Bright Tomorrows Fernandina Beach – Shark's Tooth Capital of the World Fort LauderdaleVenice of America Fort Myers – The City of Palms Fort Pierce – The Sunshine City Fort Walton Beach Billfish Capital of the World Emerald Coast Gainesville Hogtown The Tree City Rainesville Gator Country Haines City – The Heart of Florida Hialeah – City of Progress Jacksonville Jax Where Florida Begins Bold New City of the South Key West Conch Republic Southernmost City In The Continental United States Largo Dime City Melbourne – The Harbor City MiamiThe Magic City Navarre Florida's Best Kept Secret Florida's Most Relaxing Place Florida's Playground Ocala The Brick City Horse Capital of the World – the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, obtained the trademark on behalf of Ocala and Marion County in the late 1990s.

The title is disputed with Lexington, which claims to be the "Horse Capital of the World." Ocoee – The Center of Good Living Okeechobee – Speckled Perch Capital of the World Orlando The City Beautiful O-Town Ormond Beach – Birthplace of Speed Panama City Beach – The World's Most Beautiful Beaches Pensacola – City of Five Flags Plant City Strawberry Capital of the World Winter Strawberry Capital of the World Port St. Lucie PSL A City for All Ages St. Petersburg Always in Season The Burg Sunshine City St. Pete Sarasota – We Live Where You Vacation Sebring – City on the Circle Stuart – Sailfish Capital of the World Tallahassee Tallanasty Tampa The Big Guava Cigar City Lightning Capital of the World Tarpon Springs – Sponge Capital of the World Venice – Shark Tooth Capital of the World West Palm BeachOrchid City List of city nicknames in the United States List of cities in Florida a list of American and a few Canadian nicknames U. S. cities list

Fritz Sennheiser

Fritz Sennheiser was a German inventor and entrepreneur who founded and served as chairman of Sennheiser Electronic, a manufacturer of audio equipment. Born in Berlin on May 9, 1912, Sennheiser grew up with an interest in electronics. Sennheiser built a crystal radio, he had hoped to become a landscape gardener, but chose instead to pursue electrical engineering at the Berlin Institute of Technology and earned a Ph. D. from the Heinrich Hertz Institute in 1940. Sennheiser developed a reverberation unit, used at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, he was responsible for sending coded messages for the German Army during World War II. Sennheiser went into business for himself, achieved early success with a tube voltmeter and microphone, both of which were purchased by Siemens. Products in the 1950s included his invention of the shotgun microphone, early wireless microphones as well as its distinctive headphones that fit over the ear with flat, disc-shaped headpieces. Sennheiser stepped down as chairman in 1982.

By the time of his death, the family-owned business employed 2,100 people with manufacturing facilities in Germany and the United States and had sales of $500 million in 2008. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized Sennheiser in 1987 with its Scientific and Engineering Award for the development of the MKH 816 shotgun microphone; the Audio Engineering Society awarded Sennheiser a fellowship in 1976, an honorary membership in 1980, with its highest accolade, the AES Gold Medal, in 2002. Sennheiser died at age 98 on May 17, 2010, was survived by his son, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren


The 7.62×54mmR is a rimmed rifle cartridge developed by the Russian Empire and introduced as a service cartridge in 1891. Designed for the bolt-action Mosin–Nagant rifle, it was used during the late Tsarist era and throughout the Soviet period to the present day; the cartridge remains one of the few standard-issue rimmed cartridges still in military use and has the longest service life of all military-issued cartridges in the world. The American Winchester Model 1895 was chambered for this cartridge per a contract with the Russian government; the 7.62×54mmR is still in use by the Russian military in the Dragunov, SV-98 and other sniper rifles, as well as some modern general-purpose machine guns like the PKM and Pecheneg machine gun. The round was designated as "Трехлинейный патрон образца 1891 года" –, it became known under the designation "7,62мм винтовочный патрон". The round has erroneously come to be known as the "7.62mm Russian", according to standards, the "R" in designation stands for "rimmed", in line with standard C.

I. P. Designations; the name is sometimes confused with the "7.62 Soviet" round, which refers to the rimless 7.62×39mm cartridge used in the SKS and AK-based rifles. The 7.62×54mmR is the oldest cartridge still in regular combat service with several major armed forces in the world. In 2011, the cartridge reached 120 years in service; as of December 2013 the 7.62×54mmR is used in designated marksman/sniper rifles like the Dragunov sniper rifle, SV-98 and machine guns like the PKM. Because of performance similar to the American.30-06 cartridge the 7.62×54mmR is nicknamed "the Russian.30-06" by some. It is one of the few bottlenecked, rimmed centerfire rifle cartridges still in common use today. Most of the bottleneck rimmed cartridges of the late 1880s and 1890s fell into disuse by the end of the First World War. The.30-06 Springfield cartridge, with its higher service pressure and case capacity, will outperform the 7.62×54mmR when same-length test barrels are used, though this is uncommon as.30-06 Springfield firearms are sold with much shorter barrels than 7.62×54mmR firearms.

Available 7.62×54mmR 150 gr commercial ammunition chronographs around 3,000 ft/s from the typical Mosin-Nagant barrel, while the heavier 180 gr loads chonograph in the low 2,700 ft/s range. This is identical to.30-06 Springfield performance from a 24" barrel and better than.30-06 Springfield performance from a 22" barrel. The 7.62×54mmR had a 13.7 g "Jager" round-nosed full metal jacket bullet. The projectile was replaced in 1908 by the 9.61-gram Лёгкая Пуля spitzer bullet, whose basic design has remained to the present. The Lyogkaya pulya, or "L"-bullet, had a ballistic coefficient of 0.338 and of 0.185. To increase accuracy for the Dragunov SVD, the Soviets developed the 7N1 variant of the cartridge in 1966; the 7N1 was developed by P. P. Sazonov and V. M. Dvorianinov, it used match-grade extruded powder instead of the coarser ball propellant and had a 9.8 g boat-tailed FMJ jacketed projectile with an air pocket, a steel core and a lead knocker in the base for maximum terminal effect. It had a ballistic coefficient of 0.411 and of 0.206.

Produced by "Factory 188", cartridges are only head-stamped with the number "188" and the year of manufacture. It came packaged 20 loose rounds to a paper packet, 22 packets to a metal "spam" tin, two tins per wooden case for a total of 880 rounds; the individual paper packets, hermetically sealed metal'spam' cans, wooden shipping crates were all distinctly marked Снайперская. The wax wrapping paper for the paper packets was covered in red text to make sure it wasn't misused; as hard body armor saw increasing use in militaries, the 7N1 was replaced in 1999 by the 7N14 special load developed for the SVD. The 7N14 round is loaded with a 9.8 g projectile containing a sharp hardened steel penetrator to improve penetration, fired with an average muzzle velocity of 830 m/s, for a muzzle energy of 3,375 J. The 7.62×54mmR has 4.16 ml cartridge case capacity. The exterior shape of the case was designed to promote reliable case feeding and extraction in bolt-action rifles and machine guns alike, under challenging conditions.

The cartridge's shape remains the same to the present day. 7.62×54mmR maximum C. I. P. Cartridge dimensions. All sizes in millimeters. Americans would define the shoulder angle at alpha/2 ≈ 18.5 degrees. The common rifling twist rate for this cartridge is 240 mm, 4 grooves, Ø lands = 7.62 mm, Ø grooves = 7.92 mm, land width = 3.81 mm and the primer type is Berdan or rarely Boxer. According to the official C. I. P. Rulings the 7.62×54mmR can handle up to 390.00 MPa Pmax piezo pressure. In C. I. P. Regulated countries every rifle cartridge combo has to be proofed at 125% of this maximum C. I. P. pressure to certify for sale to consumers. This means that 7.62×54mmR chambered arms in C. I. P.-regulated countries are proof tested at 487.50 MPa PE piezo pressure. The attainable muzzle velocities and muzzle energies of the 7.62×54mmR are comparable with (but slightly

Thomas Peploe Wood

Thomas Peploe Wood was an English landscape painter. A number of his pictures are at the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Staffordshire County Museum and the William Salt Library, Stafford. Thomas Peploe Wood was born in Great Haywood, Staffordshire the son of Joseph and Alethea Wood. Joseph Wood was shoemaker, he was self-taught, but was encouraged by local architect Thomas Trubshaw. In 1836 Trubshaw took Wood to London and introduced him to the print dealer and connoisseur, Dominic Charles Colnaghi, the sculptor, Sir Francis Chantrey. Wood spent most of his life in his native Staffordshire, but made further visits to London in 1839, 1840 and 1843, undertook a tour of England and Scotland in 1838. In 1844 Wood exhibited a painting of Manley Hall at the Royal Academy, he exhibited one picture at the British Institution and 19 at the Birmingham Society of Arts. Wood specialised in watercolour sketches and oil paintings of landscape and animals, his chief patron was William Salt and antiquary, who commissioned Wood to paint landscapes and buildings for his collections for a history of Staffordshire.

Thomas Peploe Wood suffered from ill health throughout his life, succumbed to tuberculosis at the young age of 28. His youngest brother was painter Samuel Peploe Wood. A large and elaborate memorial cross to Thomas and other members of the family, carved by Samuel in 1866, still stands in the churchyard of St. Michael and All Angels Church, Colwich. 5 paintings by or after Thomas Peploe Wood at the Art UK site

Storm (Angler novel)

Storm is an apocalyptic fiction novel by Evan Angler and is aimed at a middle grade audience. The third book in the Swipe series, it was published in 2013. Storm finds the Global Union, its American component, in chaos; the Markless, non-citizens who have refused to undergo the Pledging process, are protesting their treatment. In the past, it has been easier for Marked citizens to ignore the Markless and go on with their comfortable lives. Now the Markless are forcing them to confront what they believe about the government and its leaders—Chancellor Cylis, the head of the Global Union. 13-year-old Logan Langly, has more immediate concerns. His best friend, Erin Arbitor, is dying from a manufactured disease called Project Trumpet. Erin was vaccinated against the disease at her Pledge, but somehow she came into contact with an activation protein that causes vaccinated people to come down with the illness; the only hope for Erin is to find Dr. Rhyne, the scientist who designed Project Trumpet in the first place.

Logan, Daniel Peck, Hailey Phoenix undertake a cross-country drive to find Dr. Rhyne and cure Erin, but when they arrive at Dr. Rhyne's West Coast laboratory, they learn that the doctor cannot help them without knowing what protein triggered Erin's illness. Meanwhile, Logan's sister Lily, now a high-ranking member of the military, finds herself in a difficult situation. Cylis and Lamson are not working together as well as they would have the public believe, Cylis wants to use Lilly as a double agent against Lamson. Lamson has his own operative on the ground, however—a teenager named Connor Goodman. Lily opposes both Lamson and Cylis, but Connor presents the most immediate threat against her plans to undermine the government. If Lily is to stop Connor, she must enlist the help of Logan and his friends, who are reluctant to trust her because of her calculated betrayal in Sneak. Logan wants to believe in his sister, despite their past. Lily's secrecy, means that when Logan agrees to carry out her plans, he underestimates the cost.

Logan Langly: A thirteen-year-old at the center of the Markless protests. Logan escaped from his Pledge and broke into Acheron in order to find his older sister, only to find that she did not want to be rescued. Lily Langly: An eighteen-year-old military officer. Logan's older sister, Lily flunked her Pledge and was taken to the prison/military complex of Acheron, she resisted brainwashing and learned to pretend loyalty to the government as she began secretly plotting to destroy it. Erin Arbitor: Logan's Marked best friend. Erin supported the government, she betrayed Logan several times before coming to his aid during his Acheron break-in. An accomplished computer hacker, she is dying of the Project Trumpet virus. Daniel Peck: The teenage leader of the Dust. Peck went Markless in response to her disappearance. Forming a Markless group called the Dust, he attempted to save other young teens from Lilly's fate, but Peck's world is changing, in Sierra City he finds that he must follow a new calling—one separate from that of Logan and the Dust.

Hailey Phoenix: A thirteen-year-old, one of Logan's oldest friends. Hailey accompanies Logan and Erin to Sierra City. Eddie: A thirteen-year-old former member of the Dust. Eddie was brainwashed as a result of the Acheron break-in; the brainwashing proved temporary and Eddie becomes Lilly's assistant as she works to destroy the government from within. The Dust: Peck's Markless huddle. Six of its members—14-year-old Blake. Tyler is determined to locate Eddie, his best friend, despite the fact that Eddie is technically a member of the IMPS military force; the others are determined to keep Tyler alive. Dr. Arianna Rhyne: The free-spirited scientist who invented the Project Trumpet virus. Dr. Rhyne created the virus as part of a test project, but when Erin contracts the virus from a different activation protein than the one Dr. Rhyne had planned, she struggles to determine a cure. Although Dr. Rhyne is Marked and agrees with Global Union policies, she saves Erin, Logan and Hailey from arrest. Charles and Olivia Arbitor: Erin's separated parents.

Erin's disappearance has forced them to work together in order to find Erin without giving away her location to the authorities. Charles suspects that Erin is hiding in Dr. Rhyne's laboratory, but he is forced to rely on his former nemeses, the Dust, to contact her, as well as to find the activation protein that could save her life. Dianne Phoenix: Hailey's mother, the co-producer of an illegal radio station, she suffers from a deteriorating lung condition as a result of her work in a nanomaterials plant. Sonya Langly: Logan's grandmother, Dianne's co-producer. Sophia uses the radio program to keep in touch with Logan and Hailey helping them to complete Lilly's mission. Storm is set in a dystopian United States that fits with a pretribulational concept of the Great Tribulation; the book contains some references to a past Rapture. Storm differs from common pretribulational depictions of the Tribulation in that some of the environmental disasters and plagues faced by the Global Union are manmade.

Additionally, the Tribulation is not a literal seven years. Storm suggests that the Rapture occurred at least fifteen years before the events of the book, while most pretribulational teaching holds that the Tribulation lasts for seven years following the Rapture. Several major characters in Storm adhere to Christianity, Peck and Dr. Rhyne agree t