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Crossett, Arkansas

Crossett is the largest city in Ashley County, United States, with a population of 5,507, according to 2010 Census Bureau estimates. Combined with North Crossett and West Crossett, the population is 10,752. Crossett was incorporated in 1903. There are four properties on Main Street in Crossett listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as the Crossett Experimental Forest, located 7 mi south. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.0 square miles, of which 5.8 square miles is land and 0.2 square miles is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 6,097 people, 2,418 households, 1,745 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,045.2 people per square mile. There were 2,663 housing units at an average density of 456.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 59.50% White, 39.02% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, 0.64% from two or more races.

1.10 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 2,418 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.8% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.96. In the city, the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males. The median income for a household in the city was $31,193 in 2015. Males had a median income of $43,698 versus $32,149 for females; the per capita income for the city was $18,288. About 13.7% of families and 16.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.1% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.

A major employer in the town is a Koch Brothers enterprise. Toxic waste from the plant includes carcinogens and other chemicals that have polluted local waterways and harmed the heath of residents. A documentary film on the paper mill and the environment in Crossett was released in September 2017. On June 4, 2019, Georgia-Pacific announced it would permanently close one of its plants at the Crossett mill; some 555 people were expected to be affected. Gretha Boston, actress Jessie Clark, Football player for the Green Bay Packers Jeremy Evans, Basketball player for BC Khimki James D. Johnson, Democratic gubernatorial nominee in 1966. Performed as a right-handed pitcher for the Chicago White Sox Barry Switzer, football player and coach The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Crossett has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps

Henri Le Fauconnier

Henri Victor Gabriel Le Fauconnier was a French Cubist painter born in Hesdin. Le Fauconnier was seen as one of the leading figures among the Montparnasse Cubists. At the 1911 Salon des Indépendants Le Fauconnier and colleagues Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Fernand Léger and Robert Delaunay caused a scandal with their Cubist paintings, he was in contacts with many European avant-garde artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, writing a theoretical text for the catalogue of the Neue Künstlervereinigung in Munich, of which he became a member. His paintings were exhibited in Moscow reproduced as examples of the latest art in Der Blaue Reiter Almanach. In 1901 Henri Le Fauconnier moved from northern France to Paris, where he studied law attended painting classes in the studio of Jean-Paul Laurens in the Academie Julian, he changed his from Fauconnier to Le Fauconnier and exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants in 1904 and 1905, implementing bold colors in line with Henri Matisse. He moved to Brittany in 1907 and painted the rocky landscapes of Ploumanac'h in a proto-Cubist style characterized by chastened tones of brown and greens with thick outlines delimiting the simplified forms.

He put it into practice. Under the influence of Paul Cézanne he developed his own form of Cubism. Back in Paris, he mingles with the artistic and literary gathered around Paul Fort at the Closerie des Lilas in Montparnasse. At the 1909 Salon d’Automne Le Fauconnier exhibited alongside Constantin Brâncuși, Jean Metzinger and Fernand Léger. Louis Vauxcelles, in his review of the 1910 Salon des Indépendants, made a passing and inaccurate reference to Le Fauconnier, Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Robert Delaunay and Fernand Léger, as "ignorant geometers, reducing the human body, the site, to pallid cubes." Metzinger had written in 1910 of'mobile perspective' as an interpretation of what would soon become known as "Cubism" with respect to Picasso, Delaunay and Le Fauconnier. At the invitation of Wassily Kandinsky, Le Fauconnier published a theoretical text in the catalog of the Neue Künstlervereinigung, he opened his Rue Visconti studio in Paris to artists eager like him to apply the lessons of Cézanne.

With Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Fernand Léger, Robert Delaunay, he contributed to the Cubist scandal of the 1911 Salon des Indépendants. Le Fauconnier exhibited his vast Les Montagnards attaqués par des ours at the Salon d'Automne of 1912. February 1912 Henri Le Fauconnier was appointed to succeed Jacques-Émile Blanche as chef d'atelier of the avant-garde school of art Académie de La Palette. Le Fauconnier commissioned Jean Metzinger and André Dunoyer de Segonzac as full-time instructors for the morning sessions. In 1912, Le Fauconnier participated in the first exhibition of Cubism in Spain, at Galeries Dalmau, with Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Marcel Duchamp, Juan Gris, Marie Laurencin, August Agero. Le Fauconnier was a contributing member of the Section d'Or. At the outset of World War I Le Fauconnier moved to the Netherlands, his work at this time combined Cubism and Expressionism, which generated considerable success and influence in the Netherlands. He returned to France in 1920, he died of a heart attack in Paris.

Femme nue dans un intérieur, Musée des Beaux-Arts L’Église de Grosrouvre, Musée des Beaux-Arts L’Enfant breton, Musée des Beaux-Arts Nature morte aux fleurs, Musée Départemental de l’Oise Paysage, Musée des Beaux-Arts Portrait de vieille femme, Musée des Beaux-Arts Maisons dans les rochers à Ploumanac'h, Musée des Beaux-Arts Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, The Lake, 1911, Village among the Rocks, ca.1910, Little Schoolgirl, 1907, The Signal, 1915 The Huntsman, 1912 Henri le Fauconnier The Modernist Journals Project


Yasemin is a 1988 German-language film directed by Hark Bohm. The international co-production of Turkey and West Germany was chosen as West Germany's official submission to the 61st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, but didn't obtain a nomination, it was entered into the 38th Berlin International Film Festival. West Germany, 1988. Yasemin and Jan are in the same judo club. Yasemin is a modern young Turkish woman. Jan is an old-fashioned womaniser; when his friends bet he cannot have Yasemin he sees this as a welcome challenge. He plays his best tricks on Yasemin who takes to him because she is led to believe he was no macho but a modern nice guy; that way she does play his heartstrings. He feels ashamed to have approached her just to impress his friends; this truth is disclosed to her, when it is, he is dismayed by the harm he has done. However, since this is a classic romantic movie, a happy end is inevitable after all. Ayse Romey as Yasemin Uwe Bohm as Jan Sener Sen as father Yunuf Ilhan Emirli as Dursun Sevgi Özdamar as mother Dilber Toto Karaca as aunt Zeynep Sebnem Selduez as Nesrin Nursel Köse as Emine Katharina Lehmann as Susanne Nedim Hazar as Hassan Corinna Harfouch as teacher Rathjens Kaya Gürel as uncle Ibrahim Michael Gwisdek as father Eggers List of submissions to the 61st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film List of German submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film Yasemin on IMDb

Cebrennus rechenbergi

Cebrennus rechenbergi known as the Moroccan flic-flac spider and cartwheeling spider, is a species of huntsman spider indigenous to the sand dunes of the Erg Chebbi desert in Morocco. If provoked or threatened it can escape by doubling its normal walking speed using forward or backward flips similar to acrobatic flic-flac movements used by gymnasts. C. rechenbergi is the only spider known to use this unique form of rolling locomotion. The discovery of the Moroccan flic-flac spider has influenced biomimetic robot research, resulting in the development of an experimental robot based on the spider's motion; the spider is named after its discoverer, Ingo Rechenberg, bionics professor at the Technische Universität Berlin. Rechenberg may have first encountered the spider on a trip to Morocco as early as 2006, but it was not until 2008 that he collected the first specimen, it was confused with the Tunisian spider Cebrennus villosus, but identified as a separate species by Peter Jäger of the Senckenberg Nature Research Society.

After observing small variations in the genitalia of the two species and noticing the distinctive flic-flac motion of the spider, Jäger confirmed its status as a new species. The holotype is dated 15 July 2009. Jäger describes C. rechenbergi as a medium-sized huntsman spider. Male bodies measure 13.8 to 19.0 mm long. Males and females are colored white with black scopulae on their ventral legs, yellow coloring on their dorsal opisthosoma and femora; the Moroccan flic-flac spider is known to feed on moths before sunrise. It spends the hot desert days in its cool burrow in the sand protected from predators; the spider creates its dwelling with its pedipalps and bristles, forming long, vertical tubes out of sand and silk. Using a series of rapid, acrobatic flic-flac movements of its legs similar to those used by gymnasts, the spider is able to propel itself off the ground, allowing it to move both down and uphill at a 40 percent incline; this behavior is different than other huntsman spiders, such as Carparachne aureoflava from the Namib Desert, which uses passive cartwheeling as a form of locomotion.

The flic-flac spider can reach speeds of up to 2 m/s using forward or back flips to evade threats. C. rechenbergi lives in the sand dunes of the Erg Chebbi desert located in Errachidia Province in southeastern Morocco near the border with Algeria. It is one of 17 species in the genus Cebrennus found in Northern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Rechenberg's discovery of the flic-flac spider inspired the development of a biomimetic robot based on the rolling spider locomotion; the design process involved at least four generations, with the fourth using six legs in three pairs. Rechenberg named the working machine model Tabbot, based on the Berber word "tabacha", meaning spider; the model, 25 cm in length, can both walk in the sand and turn somersaults to move. Rechenberg envisions possible uses for the robot "in agriculture, on the ocean floor, or on Mars". Photographs and video, Technical University Berlin Ingo Rechenberg demonstrating C. rechenbergi movements Video Cebrennus rechenbergi – the flic-flac spider Video of Tabbot

Haisla Nation

The Haisla Nation is the band government of the Haisla people in the North Coast region of the Canadian province of British Columbia, centered on the reserve community of Kitamaat Village, near the named town of Kitimat. The traditional territory of the Haisla Nation is situated along the Douglas Channel Region of Kitimat on British Columbia’s north coast, includes the Kitlope Valley, rich in natural resources salmon; the Haisla Nation includes the Kitamaat and the Kitlope. The Kitlope spelled Gitlope, means "people of the rocks" or "people from the opening in the mountains" in the Tsimshian language and was the term used for them by the neighbouring Tsimshian people, they call themselves Henaksiala, while the Tsimshian meaning of the name for the Kitamaat group – whose name for themselves is Haisla – is "people of the snow". Despite their common names being in Tsimshian, the Haisla people speak the Haisla language and were, like their language and along with the neighbouring Heiltsuk and Wuikinuxv peoples, incorrectly known in the past as the "Northern Kwakiutl".

The community is renowned for its delicious eulachon grease, has produced many talented West Coast artists such as Derek Wilson, Henry Robertson, Barry Wilson, Lyle Wilson and Sammy Robinson. The Haisla Braves still hold the longest winning record in the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert, BC from the 1970s. Award winning fiction writer Eden Robinson and her sister, CBC broadcaster Carla Robinson, are part of the Haisla and Heiltsuk Nations. Snotty Nose Rez Kids are a Canadian First Nations hip hop duo composed of Haisla rappers Darren "Young D" Metz and Quinton "Yung Trybez" Nyce, they are from Kitamaat Village, British Columbia, based in Vancouver. Their 2017 album The Average Savage was shortlisted for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize, for the Juno Award for Indigenous Music Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2019; the Haisla made history with the return of the Gyp'sgolox Totem Pole in 2006, taken from their territory in 1929 and put into the Museum of Ethnography in Sweden.

Two National Film Board of Canada documentaries by Gil Cardinal record the Haisla's successful efforts to reclaim the Gyp'sgolox pole. Kitamaat Village has a large recreation centre, health centre, elementary school, band office, fire hall and soccer field. Hereditary clans of the Haisla Nation are Beaver, Raven and Black Fish Chief Councillor: Crystal Smith Deputy Chief Councillor: Brenda Duncan Councillor: Taylor Cross Councillor: Margaret Grant Councillor: Willard Grant Councillor: Raymond Green Councillor: Lucille Harms Councillor: Trevor Martin Councillor: Fred Ringham Councillor: Harvey Grant Councillor: Kevin Stewart In an article in Alberta Oil Magazine the Haisla band was described as "decidedly pro-business." The Haisla supported a liquefied natural gas export project proposed by Apache Canada Ltd. and gained equity in the BC LNG Export Cooperative. The Douglas Channel region has been targeted as tidewater for gas export. In 2004 the Houston-based firm Douglas Channel Energy Partners approached the corporate arm of Haisla council regarding a potential construction project for a barge-based LNG facility.

In 2011, HN DC LNG LP, a limited partnership, was formed for the Haisla Nation to engage in and benefit from western Canada's liquefied natural gas industry. In February 2012, the National Energy Board approved the LNG co-op’s project, "which will export up to 26 million tonnes of the supercooled gas over 20 years, with a single train that can process 125 million cubic feet of gas per day slated to begin operations in 2013." Kitimaat Village on Haisla First Nation traditional land would be the location of the Kitimat terminus, the tidewater, where oils sands' raw bitumen would be loaded onto Pacific Ocean supertankers if Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline project is approved. Cultural activities and education in the Haisla Nation include: Dancing Singing Language Hunting Fishing Trapping Haisla homepage

Criminal justice reform in the United States

Criminal justice reform in the United States is aimed at fixing perceived errors in the criminal justice system. Goals of organizations spearheading the movement for criminal justice reform include decreasing the United States' prison population, reducing prison sentences that are perceived to be too harsh and long, altering drug sentencing policy, policing reform, reducing overcriminalization, juvenile justice reform. Criminal justice reform targets reforming policies for those with criminal convictions that are receiving other consequences from food assistance programs, outside of serving their time in prison. There are many organizations that advocate to reform the criminal justice system such as: ACLU Penal Reform International, Sentencing Project, Brennan Center for Justice, Cut 50 and the Innocence Project. Most states have a criminal justice reform act as well; these organizations use legal disputes and public events to make the problems aware to the public but the state and federal governments.

Sentencing laws within the U. S. criminal justice system are criticized for being both racially discriminatory. Additionally, they are cited as the main contributor to the growing and excessive prison population known as mass incarceration. In 2016, according to the Sentencing Project's Fact Sheet on Trends in U. S. Corrections, 2.1 million individuals were in America's jails. This reflects a 500 % increase since the mid 1980s; those in support of criminal justice reform perceive the issue to be an increase in surveillance and the use of draconian sentencing laws within communities of color. While some researches claim that racial sentencing disparities are a reflection of differences in criminal activity, crime seriousness, recidivism between different communities, other researchers believe that racial minorities are punished more harshly than their white counterparts who commit similar crimes. Findings from a study done by Cassia C. Spohn, explained in “Thirty Years of Sentencing Reform: The Quest for a Racial Neutral Sentencing Process” indicate that an individual's race and ethnicity play a role in sentencing outcomes.

Individuals are sentenced more and for longer with the average sentence in the U. S. being nearly twice as long as Australian and five times as long as German sentences. Truth in Sentencing laws and mandatory minimums are perceived to be two forms of draconian policies that contribute to prison overcrowding. Truth in sentencing law requires that offenders serve the majority of their sentences before being eligible for release, restricting or eliminating sentencing exceptions such as good-time, earned-time, parole board release; the majority of truth in sentencing laws require offenders to complete at least 85% of their sentence. Due to the formation of the Violent Offender Incarceration and Truth-in-Sentencing Incentive Grants Program by Congress in 1994, states are given grants if they require violent offenders to serve at least 85% of their sentences. Mandatory minimum laws are those that require judges to sentence an individual to a specified minimum for the committed crime; this shifts power from the power of judges to prosecutors who have the ability to use the threat of an long sentence in order to pressure defendants into accepting a plea bargain.

Proponents of drug policy reform point to the war on drugs, marijuana law reform, reducing drug harm as key issues. Advocates for policy change such as the Drug Policy Alliance believe that the War on Drugs was and is a policy failure that has led to wasted resources, human potential, a violation of rights; the mass incarceration of drug users is viewed as a waste of taxpayer money by drug reform advocated. The United States spends over $51 million yearly on the war on drugs. Organizations that focus on reform such as the Sentencing Project and Campaign Zero claim that the likelihood of imprisonment for drug related charges is racially disparate. In her book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander originates the claim that the War on Drugs is a new form of systematic oppression and social control that resembles Jim Crow laws that enforced racial segregation; the enactment of the War on Drugs in the 1980s is responsible for the dramatic rise in incarceration rates in the U.

S. In the 1980s, 40,900 individuals were incarcerated due to drug offenses, by 2015 there were 469,545. In 2016 1,572,579 individuals were arrested for drug law violations. Of this number, 643,249 were arrested due to marajuana violations. Half of the individuals incarcerated in federal prisons are there due to a drug offense. Half of the individuals in federal prison are there due to a drug offense. Compared to 1980, there are ten times as many people in state prisons for drug offenses; the focus of the War on Drugs is cited as being misguided for stigmatizing drug users. Drug use is framed as a criminal rather than health issue; the Drug Policy Alliance points to countries that focus on the reduction of drug related harms such as overdose and disease as metrics for drug policy success. Portugal is cited as successful for their drug policies since decriminalizing low level drug possession in 2001 and shifting towards a health-based approach to drug use. Since doing so Portugal has seen a decrease in violent crime and the transmission of diseases such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C.

Policing reform focuses on police brutality and the use of dangerous force against minority individuals. Police brutality refers to the "use of excessive physical force or verbal assault and psychological intimidation" by l