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Colleton County, South Carolina

Colleton County is a county located in the Lowcountry region of the U. S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, its population was 38,892, its county seat is Walterboro. The county is named after Sir John Colleton, 1st Baronet, one of the eight Lords Proprietor of the Province of Carolina. After two previous incarnations, the current Colleton County was created in 1800. In 1682, Colleton was created as one of the three original proprietary counties, located in the southwestern coastal portion of the new South Carolina Colony and bordering on the Combahee River. In 1706, the county was divided between the new Saint Saint Paul parishes; this area was developed for large plantations devoted to rice and indigo cultivation as commodity crops. The planters depended on the labor of African slaves transported to Charleston for that purpose. In the coastal areas, black slaves soon outnumbered white colonists, as they did across the colony by 1708. In 1734, most of the coastal portion of Saint Paul's Parish was separated to form the new Saint John's Colleton Parish.

In 1769, the three parishes were absorbed into the Charleston Judicial District, the southwestern portion of, referred to as Saint Bartholomew's. In 1800, the new Colleton District was formed from the western half of the Charleston District. In 1816, it annexed a small portion of northwestern Charleston District. In 1868, under the Reconstruction era new state constitution, South Carolina districts were reorganized as counties. Officials were to be elected by the resident voters rather than by state officials, as was done thus giving more democratic power to local residents. In 1897, the northeastern portion of the county was separated to form the new Dorchester County, with its seat at Saint George. In 1911, the portion of the county east of the Edisto River was annexed by Charleston County. In 1919 and again in 1920, tiny portions of northwestern Colleton County were annexed to Bamberg County. In March 1975, the town of Edisto Beach was annexed to Colleton County from Charleston County, thus bringing the county to its present size.

According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,133 square miles, of which 1,056 square miles is land and 77 square miles is water, it is the fifth-largest county in fourth-largest by total area. Orangeburg County - north Dorchester County - northeast Charleston County - east Beaufort County - south Hampton County - west Allendale County - west Bamberg County - northwest Ernest F. Hollings ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge Colleton State Park Edisto Beach State Park As of the census of 2000, there were 38,264 people, 14,470 households, 10,490 families living in the county; the population density was 36 people per square mile. There were 18,129 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 55.52% White, 42.18% Black or African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.56% from other races, 0.82% from two or more races. 1.44 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 14,470 households out of which 33.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.10% were married couples living together, 16.80% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.50% were non-families.

24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.11. In the county, the population was spread out with 27.50% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 24.70% 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 91.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.90 males. The median income for a household in the county was $29,733, the median income for a family was $34,169. Males had a median income of $28,518 versus $19,228 for females; the per capita income for the county was $14,831. About 17.30% of families and 21.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.70% of those under age 18 and 19.10% of those age 65 or over. According to the 2000 Census, the Colleton County population is nearly 75% rural, with the exception of the Walterboro Urban Cluster.

The total county population is designated as the Walterboro Micropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 38,892 people, 15,131 households, 10,449 families living in the county; the population density was 36.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 19,901 housing units at an average density of 18.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 57.0% white, 39.0% black or African American, 0.8% American Indian, 0.3% Asian, 1.3% from other races, 1.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.8% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 25.0% were American, 7.3% were English, 6.5% were German, 5.2% were Irish. Of the 15,131 households, 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.9% were non-families, 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median age was 40.7 years. The median income for a household in the county was $33,263 and the median income for a family was $40,955. Males had a median income of $36,622 versus $25,898 for females; the per capita income for the county was $17,842. About 17.7% of families and 21.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.3% of those under age 18 and 17.2%

Aon Centre (Wellington)

The Aon Centre is a commercial office building at 1 Willis Street in Wellington, New Zealand named the BNZ Centre the State Insurance Building. When completed in 1984, it was the tallest building in New Zealand, overtaking the 87m Quay Tower in Auckland, it is notable for its strong, black form, in late International Style modernism, for a trade dispute which delayed the construction by a decade. It remained the tallest building in New Zealand until 1986, is the second tallest building in Wellington after the Majestic Centre; the building was designed in the late 1960s and BNZ began purchasing land for the building in 1969. Approval to build was granted by the Town Planning Committee on June 14, 1972, after the building codes were rewritten to allow the development "out of common interest." Construction began in 1973, but construction was delayed in part by a labour demarcation dispute with the boilermakers trade union, who claimed the exclusive right of its members to weld the structural steel.

The dispute was characteristic of the time, disrupted construction for six years and discouraged construction of steel buildings across the country. In response to the problem, the government of the day deregistered the boilermakers union; the dispute would lead the building to be four times over budget costing $93 million. In 1979, the original building contract was terminated and a new contract to finish the building was signed in 1981; the complex was completed and occupied in late 1984. After the BNZ moved its head office to Auckland in 1998, State Insurance purchased the naming rights to the building, renaming it the State Insurance Tower. In 2018, insurance brokerage Aon purchased the naming rights to the building, naming it the Aon Centre. Aon have been tenants in the building since 2013; the building has black windows on black Brazilian tijuca granite. It has a square footprint and all sides rise vertically without variation. Members of the BNZ development team travelled with Stephenson & Turner Architects to view architecture in the USA, Europe and Australia.

The building draws inspiration from Mies Van de Rohe’s Tower Buildings and Yuncken Freeman's BHP Building in Melbourne. The building's design has been criticised, with architect Sir Ian Athfield calling it "Darth Vader's pencil box". Standing at 103 metres, with 27 floors, it was New Zealand’s tallest building from 1984 to a few years eclipsed by buildings such as Auckland's BNZ Centre, it was Wellington's tallest building until 1991, when the Majestic Centre was built on the same street. Underneath the building is a shopping food court. There are underground passages that travel under Willis Street to the nearby Old Bank and Grand Arcades. Above ground the tower is accessed by a two-storey high lobby, surrounded by clear glass in stainless steel framework; the BNZ occupied three levels with their branch office, the top seven floors with their head office. Because of its sheer size and steel construction the building is flexible, its response to earthquakes is good. Of greater effect is Wellington’s wind, accommodated by the building’s ability to flex by up to 300 mm in hurricane-force winds.

The seismic and wind-resisting frames of the building consist of a steel “tube” built around the perimeter of the tower connected via floor diaphragms to the stiffer central core. List of tallest structures in New Zealand Entry on Emporis Day Out New Zealand National Library of New Zealand - BNZ Centre

2016 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles Qualifying

Players and pairs who neither have high enough rankings nor receive wild cards may participate in a qualifying tournament held one week before the annual Wimbledon Tennis Championships. In 2016, the qualifiers were: Tatjana Maria, Amra Sadiković, Jana Čepelová, Aleksandra Krunić, Maria Sakkari, Julia Boserup, Tamira Paszek, Luksika Kumkhum, Mandy Minella, Ekaterina Alexandrova, Marina Erakovic and Paula Kania. Duan Yingying received a lucky loser as a replacement for Victoria Azarenka, who withdrew because of injury. Ladies' Qualifying Draw

Dee Brown (basketball, born 1984)

Daniel "Dee" Brown is a retired American professional basketball player and current college coach. Brown played at the University of Illinois from 2002 to 2006, receiving numerous awards and accolades, including the 2005 Sporting News National Player of the Year. Brown was selected in the second round of the 2006 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. Brown played for several international basketball teams from 2007 to 2015. Brown attended Proviso East High School in Illinois, he earned Mr. Basketball honors in state of Illinois following his senior season, was the ninth Mr. Basketball to attend Illinois since the award began in 1981. Brown was named Illinois' Gatorade Player of the Year in 2002, McDonald's All-American, Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette Illinois Player of the Year in 2002, First-Team All-State pick by the IBCA, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette. Brown finished his high school career as Proviso East's all-time leader in scoring and steals, averaging 25.6 points, 5.5 assists and 2.9 steals per game as a senior.

He shot 44 percent from the three-point arc as a senior and once made 12 three-pointers on his way to 42 points against Addison Trail High School as a senior. Brown helped the Pirates to the Sweet Sixteen of the Illinois state tournament as a senior and averaged 19 points, eight assists, five rebounds and five steals per game as a junior while earning First-Team All-State honors from the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette, his tenacity in transition offense earned him the moniker "The One-Man Fast Break" from the Chicago-based media, a nickname that stayed with him throughout college. Brown led Proviso East to a 25–4 record and the West Suburban Gold Conference championship was ranked by as the No. 2 point guard and No. 11 player overall in the nation and ranked the No. 3 point guard and No. 18 player overall by Blue Chip Hoops and Ranked by All-Star Report as the nation's No. 19 player. Brown played football at Proviso East, starting at quarterback and lettering in 2000 and 2001.

Brown passed and ran for more than 1800 yards and 16 touchdowns in seven games as a quarterback during his senior season and earned recruiting overtures from Florida State University and the University of Nebraska for football. Brown played in the Jordan Classic, McDonald's All-American, City-Suburban All-Star games. In addition to his athletic accomplishments, Brown excelled in the classroom, he graduated from Proviso East in 2002, ranked sixteenth in a class of 382 students. Brown was named a starting guard for 31 of 32 games in his freshman season at Illinois the one game he did not start walk on player Nolan Roberts took his place on senior night, he led the Big Ten Conference in steals per game and averaged 5.6 assists, second to teammate Deron Williams. In his second season, Brown shared duties at shooting guard with Deron Williams, he started every game of the season, averaging 13.3 points per game and ranking second on the team in assists with 4.5 per game. Williams and Brown, combined with talents of junior shooting guard Luther Head and the frontcourt tandem of Roger Powell and James Augustine, helped the Illini to a 13–3 Big Ten Conference regular season record, enough to win the school's first outright Big Ten Conference Championship since 1952.

In the NCAA Tournament, Brown helped the 5th-seeded Illini to an opening-round 72–53 victory over 12th-seeded Murray State. In their second-round game against the 4th-seeded Cincinnati Bearcats, Brown scored 14 points and accounted for 8 of the team's 26 assists in a 92–68 victory, the Illini's first NCAA Tournament victory over a higher-seeded team. Illinois lost to top-ranked Duke, 72–62, in the regional semifinals. In the 2004–2005 collegiate basketball season, Brown was one of a celebrated trio of guards that led the Fighting Illini to a 37–2 record and a second-place finish in the 2005 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. Brown was named a 2005 Consensus First-Team All-American, he was a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award finishing third, was named the National Player of the Year by The Sporting News. After the 2004–2005 season, Brown considered declaring his eligibility for the NBA Draft. However, Brown broke his foot during the NBA pre-draft camp for draft-eligible players, opted to not enter the draft and return to Illinois for his senior year.

In March of this season, Brown was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The title proclaimed "It's March!" and included a picture of Brown popping the front of his jersey towards the crowd. With Williams and Head in the NBA, Brown and fellow senior James Augustine led the Illini to a 26–7 record. Brown had played shooting guard for his first three years at Illinois, but since Deron Williams, who played point guard in his years at Illinois, had left for the NBA, Brown returned to his primary position of point guard for his senior season. His last game was the 67–64 loss to Washington in the second round of the 2006 NCAA Tournament. After the season, Brown was named Second-Team All-American by the Associated Press, he received the sixth-most votes. He was named the winner of the Bob Cousy Award for 2006, given to the nation's top collegiate male point guard. Memorable games included a career-high 34 points at home against Michigan State on January 5, 2006, 14 points in a win on the road against UNC in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Richard Fetherston

Richard Fetherston was an English Roman Catholic priest. He was Archdeacon of Brecon and Chaplain to Catharine of Aragon and tutor to her daughter, Mary Tudor, he was executed in 1540 and beatified by Pope Leo XIII on 29 December 1886. He is called sacrae theologiae Doctor by John Pits, he was one of the theologians appointed to defend Queen Catharine's cause in the divorce proceedings before the papal legates Cardinal Wolsey and Cardinal Campeggio, is said to have written a treatise Contra divortium Henrici et Catharinae, Liber unus. No copy of this work is known to exist, he took part in the session of Convocation which began in April 1529, was one of the few members who refused to sign the Act declaring Henry VIII's marriage with Catharine to be illegal ab initio, through the pope's inability to grant a dispensation in such a case. In 1534 he was called upon to take the Oath of Supremacy and, on refusing to do so, was committed to the Tower of London on 13 December 1534, he seems to have remained in prison until 1540.

He was hanged and quartered at Smithfield on 30 July 1540, together with the Catholic theologians Thomas Abel and Edward Powell, like himself councillors to Queen Catharine in the divorce proceedings, three others, Robert Barnes, Thomas Garret, William Jerome, condemned for teaching Zwinglianism. All six were drawn through the streets upon a Catholic and a heretic on each hurdle; the Protestants were burned, the three Catholics executed in the usual manner, their limbs being fixed over the gates of the city and their heads being placed upon poles on London Bridge. Stephen, Leslie, ed.. "Fetherston, Richard". Dictionary of National Biography. 18. London: Smith, Elder & Co. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed.. "Bl. Richard Fetherston". Catholic Encyclopedia. 13. New York: Robert Appleton; the entry cites: John Pits, De illustribus Angliae scriptoribus, 729. Lewis and Growth of the Anglican Schism, 65, 67, 150.

Eldol, Consul of Gloucester

Eldol was Consul or Count of Gloucester in Geoffrey of Monmouth's circa 1136 work Historia Regum Britanniae. In this pseudohistory he was the sole British leader to escape from the massacre of Salisbury, to which Hengist had invited all of the British Leaders to a peace treaty; when all of the leaders were there, about 460 in number, Hengest ordered his men to draw their long knives and kill every leader. Vortigern was spared, but every other ruler was slain, save Eldol, who grabbed a stick up off the ground and killed 70 men in his escape. After the massacre, Eldol was a key supporter of Aurelius Ambrosius and helped him defeat the Saxons. Eldol defeated Hengist in hand-to-hand combat at the battle at Kaerconan/Cunungeburc, which may be the town of Conisbrough, beheaded him, he was at the siege of Vortigern's tower. Eldad, Bishop of Gloucester, was his brother. Thomas Rudge gives an account in his 1811 The History and Antiquities of Gloucester: Eldol, or Edel, a Briton, is said to have been Earl of Gloucester in 461.

He attended King Vortigern at the treaty of Ambresbury in Wiltshire, to which they were invited by Hengist, the Saxon, with the express stipulation that neither party should go thither armed. Eldol is said at this time to have exerted himself so powerfully with a stake he happened to find, as to slay no less than seventy of the Saxons, after having disabled many more, he escaped to Gloucester, his own city, he is said to have behaved with uncommon courage, in a subsequent battle between Ambrosius, King of the Britons, Hengist, when... he rushed through the Pagan army, took Hengist prisoner, cut off his head. It is not stated whether Morvid, Consul of Gloucester during King Arthur's reign in the Historia Regum Britanniae, is related to Eldol. In Welsh legend, Eldol became Eidol or Eidiol'Gadarn', recorded as one of the three strong men of Britain, having, at the meeting on Salisbury plain, slain 660 Saxons with a billet of wood. There was a Welsh hero Eidiol mentioned in The Gododdin who may have inspired the use of the name in Geoffrey's work.

He should not be confused with King Eldol. Eldol and Eldad have minor roles in the 1970 novel The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart. After the battle with Hengist, one of Ambrosius's men says to Merlin, "... old Eldad laid about him with the best of them. Did you see him?" Merlin replies wryly, "I heard him."