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Cumberland County, Maine

Cumberland County is a county in the U. S. state of Maine. As of the 2010 census, the population was 281,674, its county seat is Portland. Cumberland County was founded in 1760 from a portion of York County and named for William, Duke of Cumberland, a son of King George II. Cumberland County has the deepest and second largest body of water in the state, Sebago Lake, which supplies tap water to most of the county; the county is the state's economic and industrial center, having the resources of the Port of Portland, the Maine Mall, having corporate headquarters of major companies such as Fairchild Semiconductor, IDEXX Laboratories, TD Bank. Cumberland County is part of the Portland -- ME Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,217 square miles, of which 835 square miles is land and 382 square miles is water. Androscoggin County – north Oxford County – northwest Sagadahoc County – northeast York County – southwest Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge As of the 2000 census, there were 265,612 people, 107,989 households, 67,709 families living in the county.

The population density was 318 people per square mile. There were 122,600 housing units at an average density of 147 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 95.74% White, 1.06% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 1.40% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, 1.13% from two or more races. 0.95 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 107,989 households out of which 30.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.10% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.30% were non-families. 28.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.95. In the county, the population was spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 31.30% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years.

For every 100 females, there were 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.20 males. The median income for a household in the county was $44,048, the median income for a family was $54,485. Males had a median income of $35,850 versus $27,935 for females; the per capita income for the county was $23,949. About 5.20% of families and 7.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.10% of those under age 18 and 7.40% of those age 65 or over. 19.6% were of English, 15.5% Irish, 9.6% French, 7.8% United States or American, 7.7% Italian, 6.3% French Canadian and 5.9% German ancestry according to Census 2000. 94.4% spoke English and 2.1% French as their first language. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 281,674 people, 117,339 households, 70,778 families living in the county; the population density was 337.2 inhabitants per square mile. There were 138,657 housing units at an average density of 166.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 92.8% white, 2.4% black or African American, 2.0% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.6% from other races, 1.8% from two or more races.

Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.8% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 22.7% were English, 21.1% were Irish, 9.0% were German, 8.4% were Italian, 6.0% were Scottish, 5.5% were French Canadian, 4.4% were American. Of the 117,339 households, 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 39.7% were non-families, 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.90. The median age was 41.0 years. The median income for a household in the county was $55,658 and the median income for a family was $71,335. Males had a median income of $48,158 versus $38,539 for females; the per capita income for the county was $31,041. About 6.9% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over. Cumberland County is represented by county commissioners and the daily operations are run by a county manager.

The county has several responsibilities, including running a Sheriff's department, the Cumberland County Jail, a county court system. Cumberland County has its own treasury department, emergency management agency and has a district attorney office; the county has a stake in the Cross Insurance Arena, as well as programs in local economic development and tourism. Cumberland County is divided into five districts of approximate equal population, each of which elects one county commissioner; the sheriff is elected countywide and runs the Cumberland County Sheriff's office and the Cumberland County Jail. In 2012, the county voted 65% to legalize same-sex marriage. Due to its urban nature, Cumberland county is a Democratic party stronghold. Democrats dominate voter registration in the county, the Democratic presidential nominee has won Cumberland County in every election since 1988. Portland South Portland Westbrook Bailey Island Higgins Beach North Bridgton Orr's Island Prouts Neck Sebago Lake South Casco South Freeport White Rock The fictional town of Jerusalem's Lot, featured in the vampire novel'Salem's Lot by Stephen King, is situated in Cumberland County.

King makes passing reference to other nearby towns and cities, including Portland and Westbrook. The video game Trauma

2014 Brazilian Grand Prix

The 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 9 November at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in São Paulo. It was the 18th round of the 2014 Formula One season and the 42nd running of the event as part of the Formula One World Championship; the 71-lap race was won by Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg after starting from pole position. His teammate Lewis Hamilton finished second and Williams driver Felipe Massa came in third, it was Rosberg's fifth victory of the season, his first in Brazil, the eighth of his career. Rosberg won the pole position by setting the fastest lap in qualifying and maintained his advantage when the race started. Rosberg held a one-second advantage over Hamilton by the time of his first pit stop at the end of the seventh lap. Nico Hülkenberg led after Hamilton made his pit stop on lap eight and held it until Rosberg overtook him six laps later. Hamilton regained the lead upon Rosberg's second pit stop twelve laps but did not emerge in the lead after a spin at turn four during the additional lap he spent on the track.

Despite blistered front tyres, Hamilton remained within reach of Rosberg by the time of the final pit stop cycle, after it ended, Rosberg remained narrowly in front of Hamilton. Rosberg withstood pressure from his teammate for the rest of the race to secure the victory; the result allowed Rosberg to reduce Hamilton's advantage at the top of the Drivers' Championship to 17 points behind his teammate while Daniel Ricciardo secured third place in the standings despite retiring with a suspension issue. Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso each gained one position to move into fifth places. Mercedes increased their unassailable lead in the Constructors' Championship to 278 points ahead of Red Bull Racing with one race left in the season; the 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix was the 18th of 19 scheduled rounds of the 2014 Formula One season and the 42nd running of the event as part of the Formula One World Championship. It was held on 9 November at the 4.309 km 15-turn Autódromo José Carlos Pace in São Paulo.

As they were at the preceding United States Grand Prix the previous week and Marussia were again granted dispensation from attending this event by the owner of the sport's commercial rights Bernie Ecclestone due to their ongoing financial struggles coupled with the high cost of travel to the western hemisphere and the one-week gap between the United States and Brazilian Grand Prix. The drag reduction system had two activation zones for the race: one was on the straight linking turns three and four and the second was on the straight linking the final and first corners; the event's official name was the Formula 1 Grande Prêmio Petrobras do Brasil 2014. Before the race, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton led the Drivers' Championship with 316 points, 24 ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg in second and Daniel Ricciardo third. Valtteri Bottas was fourth on 155 points, six ahead of Sebastian Vettel in the battle for the position. While the Drivers' Championship had not been won, the Constructors' Championship had been secured by Mercedes in the Russian Grand Prix.

Red Bull had ensured that they would remain in second place for the rest of the season, while Williams and Ferrari contended for third place and McLaren rounded out the top five. With the introduction of double points for the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Drivers' Championship could not be secured in Brazil as if Hamilton won and Rosberg failed to score, the latter would still be in mathematical contention by being 49 points behind Hamilton. Over the summer months, the track was resurfaced in an effort to reduce its bumpiness and the pit lane was re-profiled with its entry brought forward from the Arquibancadas corner to move it off the racing line and a chicane added to the pit lane to further slow cars entering it following a series of heavy accidents in national races; the pit lane exit was moved further away from the circuit to allow for a run-off area to the left of turn two. In addition, in response to an crash by Jules Bianchi during the Japanese Grand Prix, procedures relating to the location of a tractor crane at the Senna "S" chicane were altered.

Pirelli nominated the orange-banded Hard and white-banded Medium tyres, as it has for the event since the 2012 season. However, following the Russian Grand Prix one month prior, many drivers criticised the low level of grip and wear shown on the new tarmac of the Sochi Autodrom. Since the Autódromo José Carlos Pace was repaved, there was concern that the hard compound would be "very dangerous". Along with unanimous agreement from all eleven teams, Pirelli decided to bring the Medium and yellow-banded Soft tyres to Brazil. During practice, the sport's governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile re-tested its Virtual Safety Car system, proposed for the 2015 championship to better deal with race track emergencies, following the incident suffered by Bianchi during the Japanese Grand Prix. Changes made to this system, relative to the version first tested in the preceding United States race, satisfied the drivers. There were driver changes for the first practice session. Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters racer Daniel Juncadella replaced Sergio Pérez at Force India for the third time in the season, while GP2 Series competitor Felipe Nasr participated in Bottas's car, the Formula Three European Championship third-place finisher Max Verstappen drove Jean-Éric Vergne's Toro Rosso.

Three practice sessions—two on Friday and a third on Saturday—were held before the Sunday race. The Friday morning and afternoon sessions lasted 90 minutes each. Rosberg was fastest

Bea Miles

Beatrice Miles was an Australian eccentric and bohemian rebel. Described as Sydney's "iconic eccentric", she was known for her contentious relationships with the city's taxi drivers and for her ability to quote any passage from Shakespeare for money. Born in Ashfield, New South Wales, to Maria Louisa Miles, the third of five surviving children, she grew up in the Sydney suburb of St Ives, her father, William John Miles, was a wealthy public accountant and hotheaded businessman who had a tempestuous relationship with his daughter. She studied at Abbotsleigh and enrolled in an arts course, but opted out, citing a lack of Australian subject matter. Bea enrolled in medicine, unusual for women at that time, but in the first year she contracted encephalitis lethargica; the disease permanently and profoundly changed her personality, but not her intelligence, such that she was unable to finish her studies and became an eccentric and notorious identity in and around Sydney. In 1923, tired of his daughter's bohemian behaviour and lifestyle, her father had her committed to a hospital for the insane, in Glebe, New South Wales where she stayed for two years.

After that she was known for her outrageous behaviour. She was arrested many times and claimed to have been "falsely convicted 195 times 100 times". For a while she was living in a cave behind one of the Sydney beaches, it was said that she always carried a ₤5 note pinned to her skirts, so that the police could not arrest her for vagrancy. Her most notorious escapades involved taxi drivers, she refused to pay fares. Some drivers refused to pick her up and she would sometimes damage the cab in retaliation, including reputedly ripping a door off its hinges once. In 1955, she took a taxi to Western Australia and back; this time she did pay the fare, ₤600. It is said she would sit in a Sydney bank smoking cigarettes under a sign reading "Gentlemen will refrain from smoking". Music-lovers who attended the regular free Sunday-afternoon concerts given in the Town Hall by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra may recall how, just before things began, she appeared and wandered down the centre aisle, calling out "Ruby?

Ruby?" Bea was well-educated, widely read – she was legendary as a fast and voracious reader throughout her life in her declining years, reputedly read an average of two books every day. She spent a lot of time in the State Library of New South Wales reading books, until being banned in the late 1950s, she was regularly seen standing on street corners with a sign offering to quote verses from Shakespeare for between sixpence and three shillings. Bea's writings are in some in her own handwriting, they are: Dictionary by a Bitch, I Go on a Wild Goose Chase, I Leave in a Hurry, For We Are Young and Free, Notes on Sydney Monuments and Advance Australia Fair. Fiercely patriotic, at twelve years old she wore a'No Conscription' badge to school during the referendum in World War I. In another incident Bea was disgusted when she was marked down for an essay about Gallipoli, which she described as a'strategical blunder', rather than'a wonderful war effort'; when ill health started to catch up with her, she stopped living on the streets, spending the last nine years of her life in the Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged in Randwick.

She told the sisters that she had "no allergies that I know of, one complex, no delusions, two inhibitions, no neuroses, three phobias, no superstitions and no frustrations". She died on 3 December 1973, aged 71, from cancer. Australian wildflowers were placed on her coffin, while a jazz band played "Waltzing Matilda" and "Advance Australia Fair", it has been suggested that she had renounced her lifelong atheism and become a Catholic before her death, but her family do not support this claim. She is interred at Rookwood Cemetery in the family plot; as she was a well-known figure in Sydney society, in 1961 a portrait of her by Alex Robertson was entered for the Archibald Prize. A musical based on her life, Better known as Bee, was first performed in 1984; the 1985 novel Lilian's Story by Kate Grenville was loosely based on her life too. It was turned into a movie in 1995 starring Toni Collette, Ruth Cracknell in the title role. A fictionalised version of Bea appeared as a minor character in the 1978 Australian drama film The Night the Prowler, directed by Jim Sharman with a screenplay by renowned author and playwright Patrick White.

The "Bea" character – a cameo role by famous Australian author Dorothy Hewett – is not named, is only seen, but she is dressed in a manner similar to Bea's characteristic style, with a large overcoat, tennis shoes and sun visor. Bea Miles is the great aunt of CEO of MS Research Australia. "Bea Miles interviewed by James Ricketson, 25 August 1973". State Library of New South Wales Catalogue. Retrieved 15 May 2018. Bee Miles / One of Sydney's favourite individualists Miles from Her Father

Metroxylon amicarum

Metroxylon amicarum is a species of flowering plant in the family Arecaceae, endemic to the Caroline Islands. It was named for the Friendly Islands, now Tonga, from, it is the only species in the Metroxylon genus, not hapaxanthic. Growing to 20 metres, but over 25 m, these massive palms have solitary trunks with spaced leaf-scar rings and old leaf bases attached to the top. Leaves are pinnately arranged, 5 m long, on 1-metre petioles; the lanceolate leaflets are dark green to 1 m and occur on the rachis at varying angles, creating a plumose leaf. Unlike its monocarpic relatives, this species has a narrow inflorescence which develops within the leaf-bases; the single-seeded fruit are 9 centimetres long hard, are covered in brown, glossy scales. Of all species in the genus it is the most hardy to cold, it is found only in the Federated States of Micronesia. It is threatened by habitat destruction. Amato, John. "Photos of Ivory-nut Carving". Pohnpei, Micronesia. Retrieved 25 November 2014. Lee Ling, Dana.

"Metroxylon amicarum". College of Micronesia. Retrieved 25 November 2014. "Metroxylon amicarum - Arecaceae". People and Plants of Micronesia. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. 2014. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014. Media related to Metroxylon amicarum at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Metroxylon amicarum at Wikispecies

State Bar of Georgia Building

The State Bar of Georgia Building is located at 104 Marietta St. NW in Downtown Atlanta; the building opened in 1918, was designed by A. Ten Eyck Brown, one of the most notable architects of public buildings in Atlanta in the first third of the 20th century, it was occupied by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta before the bank moved to Midtown Atlanta in 2001 and is now occupied by the State Bar of Georgia. A marker in front of the building identifies the location of the original site of the zero milepost of the terminus of the Western and Atlantic Railroad, of the first settlement of Atlanta. Prior to the construction of the Federal Reserve building, the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta occupied the site; the first church on the site was built in 1852, replaced by a more ornate structure in 1878, demolished in 1916. The church moved to Peachtree at 16th in Midtown Atlanta

T-Online is Germany’s biggest news portal and published by digital multi-channel media company Ströer. It reaches over 179 million visits per month coming from 29 million unique visitors and is known for its progressive approaches to increase its audience further; the editorial team in Berlin has a dedicated editor for voice devices like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. has the ability to use Out-of-home-Displays to feature its stories in Germany's largest cities. In 1995 Deutsche Telekom renamed the Bildschirmtext service as "T-Online". In Spring 2000, T-Online became the first major ISP in Germany to offer a flat-rate dialup plan for consumers; this was important because local telephone calls in Germany, including dialup access to ISPs, were not offered on a flat price per call basis. The flat-rate service was offered to customers with ISDN connections at the same price as for analog service. In Spring 2001, T-Online announced the demise of the flat-rate dialup plan but offered a flat-rate DSL plan in its place.

Deutsche Telekom was the monopoly Internet Service Provider for the German Internet until its privatization in 1995, the dominant ISP thereafter. Until the 21st century, Deutsche Telekom controlled all Internet access by individuals and small businesses in Germany. T-Online France is the French subsidiary of T-Online International AG, Deutsche Telekom's internet arm and has about 1 million registered customers and 2,000 points of sale in convenience stores and supermarkets, its portal receives 213 million pages are viewed per month. T-Online had an estimated 13.4 million customers in Europe in the first quarter of 2004 and a sales volume of about 1.58 billion euro in 2002. The website was taken over by digital multi-channel media company Ströer in 2015. In addition to acquiring Germany’s number one news site, the synergy enables Ströer to publish T-Online premium content via a network of public video screens in shopping malls as well as train and subway stations. T-Online