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Corning, Arkansas

Corning is a city in Clay County, United States. The population was 3,377 at the 2010 census, it is one of the two county seats of Clay County, along with Piggott. Corning is located in western Clay County at 36°24′36″N 90°35′22″W, 2 miles west of Black River. U. S. Route 62 passes through the city, leading east 25 miles to Piggott and southwest 26 miles to Pocahontas. U. S. Route 67 leads north from Corning 29 miles to Poplar Bluff and joins US 62 heading southwest out of Corning to Pocahontas. According to the United States Census Bureau, Corning has a total area of 3.14 square miles, of which 3.12 square miles is land and 0.03 square miles, or 0.81%, is water. The original settlement was one mile east and was called Hecht City, named for brothers Levi and Solomon Hecht, who operated a lumber mill on Black River. Hecht City moved to the present site of Corning in 1871, when the Cairo and Fulton Railroad surveyed the land for the proposed route; the railroad through the settlement was completed by 1872.

On February 5, 1873, the name was changed from Hecht City to Corning, in honor of H. D. Corning, an engineer with the railroad; the city of Corning experienced a massive period of growth in the early part of the 20th century. In the 1960s and 1970s, it was the site of many industrial manufacturing developments. Corning was the site of a large explosion on March 9, 1966; the pre-dawn explosion originated in a munitions railcar and resulted in only one minor injury in the small town. The explosion was reported throughout the surrounding region. Two properties in Corning are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Sheeks House and Oliver House. Public education for elementary and secondary students is provided by the Corning School District. Corning High School is a member of the Arkansas Activities Association. Programs include Art, Spanish, Computer Tech, Family and Consumer Sciences, along with other basic classes provided by public schools in the state. Corning has always prided itself on its high school sports programs.

The school has boys' football, basketball, golf and trap shooting. Girls' programs include basketball, softball and golf; the high school football program has enjoyed dominance at times, such as when the team went undefeated in 2007 and made it to the second round of the state playoffs. Successful, the varsity girls' basketball team played in the state Division 3A playoffs in 2009, 2010, 2011; as of the census of 2000, there were 3,679 people, 1,553 households, 1,018 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,150.0 people per square mile. There were 1,722 housing units at an average density of 538.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97.77% White, 0.33% Black or African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.11% from other races, 0.95% from two or more races. 0.38 % of the population was Latino of any race. There were 1,553 households, out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.4% were non-families.

30.7% of all households were made up of individuals, 18.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32, the average family size was 2.88. In the city, the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.5 males. The median income for a household in the city was $21,200, the median income for a family was $29,485. Males had a median income of $22,095 versus $16,383 for females; the per capita income for the city was $12,953. About 18.9% of families and 23.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.0% of those under age 18 and 29.6% of those age 65 or over. Industry in Corning is dominated by agriculture-related industries, such as farm equipment sales, farm equipment repair, seed processing and sales, fertilizer and chemicals.

Forestry was a primary industry in the late 1800s but gave way to farming of rice, hard red winter wheat, other grains. B. Louis Decker, Department of Defense Geodesist. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Corning has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. City of Corning official website Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture entry: Corning

Dendrobium maidenianum

Dendrobium maidenianum known as the coastal burr orchid, is an epiphytic or lithophytic orchid in the family Orchidaceae and is endemic to tropical North Queensland, Australia. It has a single thin, dark green leaf on a thin stem and one or two small white flowers that self-pollinate, it grows on rocks in shady rainforest. Dendrobium maidenianum is an epiphytic or lithophytic herb that forms small clumps, it has a flattened stem, 40–70 mm long and 1–2 mm wide with a single fleshy, dark green leaf 40–60 mm long and 10–15 mm wide. There is a single, sometimes two white flowers 5–6 mm wide with fleshy, hair-like tubercles about 1 mm long on the ovary; the dorsal sepal is about 3 mm long, 2 mm wide and the lateral sepals are about 2.5 mm long and wide. The petals are less than 1 mm wide; the labellum is 2 mm wide. Flowering occurs between January and July but the flowers are short-lived and self-pollinated. Dendrobium maidenianum was first formally described in 1905 by Rudolf Schlechter in Schumann and Lauterbach's book Nachträge zur Flora der deutschen Schutzgebiete in der Südsee.

Schlechter noted that the forms of Dendrobium hispidum from northern Australia are different from those of Vanikoro in having "small white or female flowers" and gave them the name D. maidenianum in honor of the director of the Botanic Garden in Sydney, who at that time was Joseph Maiden. The World Checklist of Selected Plant Families gives the year of description as 1912, referring to Repertorium specierum novarum regni vegetabilis. Beihefte, but in that journal, published in 1914, Schlechter refers to the 1905 publication. The coastal burr orchid is endemic to tropical North Australia, it grows on trees and rocks in shady places in rainforest in coastal and near-coastal ranges at altitudes up to 250 m

Strawberry Mountain (Oregon)

Strawberry Mountain is the highest peak in the Strawberry Mountains of eastern Oregon in the United States. It is the 30th highest point in Oregon, it is within the Malheur National Forest and is the most prominent feature of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. The mountain, nearby Strawberry Creek, were named by homesteader, Nathan Wills Fisk, "because there were wild strawberries in abundance there..." It was named "Strawberry Butte", but common usage changed it to Strawberry Mountain, which now appears on official maps. Media related to Strawberry Mountain at Wikimedia Commons "Strawberry Mountain".

Erchen Chang

Erchen Chang is a Taiwanese chef, a head chef at the restaurants Bao, Bao Fitzrovia and Xu in London, England. Erchen Chang lived in Taiwan until she was 14, was schooled some distance away from where her family lived; as a result, she became familiar with eating at the night markets in Taiwan. At her home, her grandmother would take charge of cooking for the family for at least ten people at a time. While Chang would try to help her, she found it difficult to keep up and would only do minor tasks like adding garnishes, she was sent to London to attend boarding school. While studying art at the Slade School of Fine Art within University College London, she met Shing Tat Chung; the pair would take trips back to Taiwan together. Together with Tat Chung's sister, Wai Ting Chung, the trio opened the street food stand Bao in 2012; this was under a London based street food collective. Following some success, they opened a semi-permanent fixture at Netil Market in Hackney. A permanent location in Soho followed, with Chang and her now husband Shing Tat Chung working in the kitchen and Wai Ting Chung running the front of house.

As well as opening a second permanent Bao location in Fitzrovia, she developed the concept for a more formal dining experience at the restaurant Xu. Chang chose to name the new restaurant after her grandfather. At those restaurants, she has worked to develop certain Taiwanese dishes such as century egg and pig's blood cake for a western audience

European Vibe (magazine)

European Vibe is a popular free monthly magazine published in Madrid. It is the first full colour English language magazine published in Madrid and it was first published in September 2006; the magazine contains music, sports, Spanish culture and Madrid-focused sections alongside a Spanish-language learning section for the international community in Madrid. European Vibe's music, or "vibes" section has featured interviews with numerous artists, including Madonna, Craig David, Paul'Bonehead' Arthurs, Javier Weyler, Shout Out Louds, The Raveonettes, La Quinta Estación, Joe Wilson, Kaiser Chiefs, The Feeling, Eliades Ochoa, Russell Simmons and Joseph Simmons, Wyclef Jean, Zia McCabe, The Sounds and Dru Hill; the June 2007 edition contained an article by Peter Moore on the Botellon culture in Spain. The article described this act of drinking in the streets during the night time in Spain and how for many young Spanish people the act is far more representative of Spanish interests than bullfighting or flamenco.

The article was translated into Spanish by the 20 minutos daily newspaper on 18 June and in the following days the story was carried in most leading Spanish newspapers and radio stations, including a live interview on Spanish radio station Cadena Ser with the magazine's Managing Director Scott Edwards. Magazine Spain Ozu report Botellon Article Spanish portal covers European Vibe Magazine Article European Vibe Bonehead interview Official web site European Vibe Magazine blog

Vito Crimi

Vito Claudio Crimi is an Italian politician, member of the Five Star Movement, of which he was appointed acting leader on 22 January 2020. Since 2013, he is serving as member of the Italian Senate. Vito Crimi was born in Palermo, Sicily, in 1972, he grew up in the Brancaccio district. In 2000 he moved to Brescia. In 2007 he joined the Friends of Beppe Grillo Meetup in Brescia, he was candidate for president with the Five Star Movement in the 2010 Lombard regional election, but obtained only 3% of the preferences. In 2013 he was elected Senator in the Lombardy constituency, from March 19 to June 16 he was chairman of the parliamentary group of the Five Star Movement in the Senate, he has been re-elected Senator in 2018 and has served as Undersecretary of State for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers with responsibility for publishing in the Conte I Cabinet. On 13 September 2019, he was appointed Deputy Minister of the Interior in the second government of Giuseppe Conte, he is engaged with whom he had a son.

He has another child born of a previous relationship