Dane County is a county in the U. S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 488,075, making it the second-most populous county in Wisconsin; the 2018 estimate places the county's population at 542,364. The county seat is Madison, the state capital. Dane County is part of the Madison, Metropolitan Statistical Area, as well as the Madison-Janesville-Beloit Combined Statistical Area. Dane County was formed in 1836 as a territorial county and organized in 1839, it was named after Nathan Dane, a Massachusetts delegate to the Congress of the Confederation who helped carve Wisconsin out of the Northwest Territory. Dane County was settled in the 1840s by settlers from New England. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 1,238 square miles, of which 1,197 square miles is land and 41 square miles is water. Blackhawk Airfield Dane County Regional Airport provides commercial airline service. Middleton Municipal Airport Verona Airport Waunakee Airport Columbia County Dodge County Green County Iowa County Jefferson County Rock County Sauk County In 2017, there were 5,891 births, giving a general fertility rate of 51.7 births per 1000 women aged 15–44, the eighth lowest rate out of all 72 Wisconsin counties.
Of these, 73 of the births occurred at home, the fifth highest number of home births for Wisconsin counties. 428 of the births were to mothers who held doctorate or professional degrees, more than any other Wisconsin county. These accounted for 7.3% of total births for the county, a higher percent than any other Wisconsin county and more than Ozaukee County which had 5.8% of births to mothers who held doctorate or professional degrees and ranked second. Additionally, there were 860 reported induced abortions performed on women of Dane County residence, with a rate of 7.5 abortions per 1000 women aged 15–44, above the Wisconsin average rate of 5.2. As of the census of 2010, there were 488,073 people, 203,750 households, 116,752 families living in the county; the population density was 394 people per square mile. There were 216,022 housing units at an average density of 174 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 84.7% White, 5.2% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 4.7% Asian, 0.003% Pacific Islander, 2.5% from other races, 2.5% from two or more races.
5.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 203,750 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 42.7% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.95. In the county, the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 12.8% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.00 males. As of the census of 2000, there were 426,526 people, 173,484 households, 100,794 families living in the county; the population density was 355 people per square mile. There were 180,398 housing units at an average density of 150 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the county was 88.96% White, 4.00% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 3.45% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.43% from other races, 1.79% from two or more races. 3.37 % of the population were Latino of any race. 34.4 % were of 8.9 % Irish and 6.0 % English ancestry. There were 173,484 households out of which 29.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.10% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present, 41.90% were non-families. 29.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.00% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.97. In the county, the population was spread out with 22.60% under the age of 18, 14.30% from 18 to 24, 32.50% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, 9.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.00 males.
In 2010, the largest religious groups in Dane County by number of adherents were Catholic at 106,036 adherents, ELCA Lutheran at 48,620 adherents, United Methodist at 9,753 adherents, non-denominational Christian at 7,448 adherents, Evangelical Free at 6,075 adherents, United Church of Christ at 5,035 adherents, Wisconsin Synod Lutheran at 4,214 adherents, Missouri Synod Lutheran at 3,921 adherents, American Baptist at 3,755 adherents, PC-USA Presbyterian at 3,664 adherents. Dane County is governed by a County Board of Supervisors; the county executive is elected in a countywide vote. The County Executive is Joe Parisi; the Board of Supervisors consists of each elected from single member districts. As the policy-making body of the county government, the Board of Supervisors enacts county ordinances, levies taxes, appropriates money for services. Dane County has supported the Democratic nominee for president all but five times since 1912, in every election since 1960. In that time, Republicans have only crossed the 40 percent mark four times.
It has been the second-strongest Democratic bastion in the state. Dane County was one of the few counties in the
Amira Willighagen is a Dutch soprano singer who won the sixth season of Holland's Got Talent in 2013, at the age of 9. Amira Willighagen grew up surrounded by classical music. At the age of seven she looked at her brother Fincent playing the violin, their mother Frieda played the violin and the father Gerrit played the piano, she didn't know to play instruments, so she tried to sing vocally. At the beginning, before taking singing lessons, Willighagen learned by herself to sing opera arias, using Youtube tutorials. That's how she discovered her passion for music, her mother was surprised when heard her the first time singing. Two of the first public appearances took place in 2012, at the "Music makes Friends" festival in Colmschate and as solo singer in the Emmaus Children's Choir, singing a Dutch version of the song "Nella Fantasia". After two years of practice and performance improvement, her mother considered that she is ready to participate in the show Holland's Got Talent. Indeed, she won the admiration of the jury, the public and millions of people from all over the world who saw her on television and on the Internet.
Willighagen auditioned for Holland's Got Talent and so impressed the judging panel with her version of "O Mio Babbino Caro" from Puccini's opera Gianni Schicchi that within seconds the judges were staring in awe and disbelief. Her performance became a YouTube hit with over 39 million viewers as of October 2019. In the semi-finals, she performed Gounod's "Ave Maria". "You're a star who belongs on stage!", said Dan Karaty, one of the judges, after her performance in the semi-finals. In the final she sang "Nessun Dorma", from Puccini's opera Turandot, she won the competition with over 50 % of the votes of audience. After the success from Holland's Got Talent, during 2014 Willighagen was invited to various TV shows: at South African Internet station Channel24, on March 21 at Omroep Gelderland, on May 11 at Life4You - Carlo & Irene on RTL 4, on June 7 at Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel on ZDF, at RTL, performing "I Have a Dream", on August 20 at Susana Giménez on Telefe, on December 21 at Du côté de chez Dave on France 3.
In February 2014, Willighagen recorded her debut album, accompanied by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. The album contains 10 tracks including the songs. Other tracks from this album are "Song To The Moon", "Pie Jesu" from Requiem; the album was released in the Netherlands on March 28. André Rieu invited Willighagen to follow a masterclass in London, after a member of his orchestra saw her in the Holland's Got Talent audition, on YouTube. On July 11 and 12, she appeared with André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra in Maastricht, during the recording of the album Love in Venice. Willighagen's first international performances took place at the Starlight Classics Concerts in Somerset West, South Africa on February 28 and March 1, 2014. On April 30, 2014, she performed in Las Vegas as part of the prize she received when winning Holland's Got Talent. Amira's performances include appearances in Netherlands, South Africa, Belgium, USA, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Spain, Poland, Hong Kong, Mexico, Monaco, Austria, Botswana.
According to statements on her website, with half of the revenue she makes by performing and her album sales, Willighagen supports her own charity project, Stichting Gelukskinders, to build playgrounds for poor children of South African townships. The idea of creating playgrounds came up when she went to South Africa, to visit her grandmother, at the age of seven, she went outside to play, like any child, but the children from there didn't have a proper playground, so they just ran and threw stones. Astonished and disappointed, she has thought: "When I will have money, I will make a playground for these children." That's what she did: after only three years, on March 5, 2014, she opened the first playground in Ikageng, a township near Potchefstroom, South Africa. To formalize development and maintenance of playgrounds, Willighagen's Gelukskinders Foundation was established on November 1, 2014. On behalf of her foundation, Willighagen opened a second playground in Ikageng on August 1, 2016. Amira opened a third playground, Amira Park - Sarafina, completed on January 20, 2017.
Amira opened her fourth playground in South Africa on June 20, 2017. Amira Park #4 was opened in Promosa. On June 11, 2018, Amira opened her 5th playground at Lesego Primary School which included carousel, slide, a sandbox. In July and August 2019 were opened six new playgrounds at schools near Potchefstroom, their number reaching 13. Other charitable actions worth mentioning are her participation in fundraising, for the victims of the Haiyan typhoon in Philippines and for Unicef. On November 8, 2014, Willighagen visited the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome to receive the International Giuseppe Sciacca Award 2014. In November 2015, Willighagen released Merry Christmas. Besides a selection of well-known Christmas carols, the album contains various famous arias and hymns; the albums Amira and Merry Christmas were produced by the record label Sony Masterworks. She held Christmas concerts, on December 15, 2014, at the Royal Albert Hall
Pine Gulch Creek is a 7.6-mile-long south-flowing stream in western Marin County, United States which empties into Bolinas Lagoon. The creek parallels State Route 1. Copper Mine Gulch enters from the east McCormick Creek enters from the west at Pablo Point. After crossing under Olema-Bolinas Road, it feeds into the west side of Bolinas Lagoon just north of the town of Bolinas. Pine Gulch Creek was used for generations by the Coastal Miwok Native American tribe that inhabited the areas of western Marin County for hundreds of years. Artifacts of the tribe can still be found along Pine Gulch Creek; the Creek was home to many fish species such as Rainbow Trout and Coho Salmon, but these species disappeared from the waterway after irrigation from the Creek lowered water levels. A small comeback was made by these species in 2001 and their populations have continued to grow; this is thanks to a campaign from the Marin County Resource Conservation District, to limit the amount of water drawn from the Creek, thus raising water levels to a safer level to foster fish life in the waterway.
Local farmers have undertaken this initiative by constructing a series of ponds to irrigate their fields instead of using Pine Gulch Creek as a source of water. Pine Gulch Creek once supported Coho salmon; the salmon run, made vulnerable by overfishing, disappeared after 1968, but reappeared in 2001 and since the population has been growing, helped by new restrictions on water use from the creek. Many farmers in area have switched to using rain filled ponds to irrigate their crops, helping fish populations to rise in the waterway; the most notable of these farmers include and Sandy Dierks of Paradise Valley Produce, Peter Martinelli of Fresh Run Farm and Warren Webber of Star Route Farms. The only notable crossing of Pine Gulch Creek is the 42-foot concrete slab at the Olema-Bolinas Road crossing, located 1.3 miles south of State Route 1. It was built in 1986. List of watercourses in the San Francisco Bay Area Point Reyes National Seashore
The 7th TVyNovelas Awards, is an Academy of special awards to the best of soap operas and TV shows. The awards ceremony took place on May 10, 1989 in the Centro Libanés, Mexico D. F.. The ceremony was televised in the Mexico by Canal de las estrellas. Lucero hosted the show. Amor en silencio won 6 awards including Best Telenovela of the most for the evening. Other winners Pasión y poder and Nuevo amanecer won 3 awards, Encadenados won 2 awards and El pecado de Oyuki, Dos vidas, Flor y canela won one each. Best Foreign Singer: Miguel Bosé Best Television Series Social Content: Mujer, casos de la vida real Singer Highest International Projection: Emmanuel Recognition of an artistic career: Guillermo Vázquez Villalobos Recognition of an artistic career: Rafael Baledón Lifetime Achievement as a singer: Roberto Carlos TV-Singer Revelation and Best Launch of the Year: Alejandra Guzmán Best Group Musician-Vocal: Timbiriche posthumous Tribute: For Julio Castillo, by his great career as a stage director
Clive Ballard is a British, world-leading expert in dementia. He is Professor of Age-Related Diseases at the University of Exeter and Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the University of Exeter Medical School. Clive specialises in treatment of dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson's disease, the harms of antipsychotic medications in people with dementia, the benefits of non-pharmacological treatments for the management of agitation in people with dementia and the prevention of dementia, including the development of the PROTECT programme of online interventions as a tool for maintaining cognitive health in life, he has published more than 600 scientific papers and has an H index over 115, with more than 55,000 citations for his work. Clive Ballard was born in August 1964 in Wales, before studying Medicine at the University of Leicester in 1987, he studied psychiatry at the University of Birmingham in 1991 MD in neuropsychiatric symptoms in people with dementia moving on to specialise in the psychiatry of older adults.
He moved to Newcastle in 1995 as an MRC Clinical Fellow and Senior Lecturer, joining the dementia with Lewy Bodies research group. In 2003, Ballard moved to the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London as Professor of Age-Related Diseases. Here, he directed the National Institute for Health Research and Biomedical Research Unit for Dementia, co-directed the Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases. From 2003 until 2013, Clive was Director of Research at Alzheimer's Society, played a key role in the successful campaign to overturn a decision made by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, making anti-dementia drugs available for people with dementia. During this time, Clive published more than 200 research papers; these included key clinical trial focusing on the treatment of dementia with Lewy Bodies, dementia in people with Down's syndrome, vascular dementia, neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia. In November 2016, Clive joined the University of Exeter Medical School as Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Medical School.
In 2006, Ballard was involved in the development of a non-pharmacological training investigation to improve person-centred care for people with dementia in nursing homes. The investigation led to a 50% reduction in antipsychotic use, without worsening neuropsychiatric symptoms. In partnership with the Alzheimer's Society, this was developed into an intervention manual and has been implemented in 500 care homes across the UK. Ballard, working with The Lancet, was involved in the identification of the most important targets for dementia prevention interventions; this group developed an online platform to enable the conduct of large randomized controlled trials of potential prevention interventions. With the MRC, Alzheimer's Society and BBC, Ballard conducted parallel trials in the UK to promote cognitive health in adults over the age of 50, he was heavily involved in the development of the PROTECT platform in the UK, an online cohort study, adopted as part of Dementia Platform UK. The platform offers evidence based training to all participants.
PROTECT has more than 25,000 UK participants, has now been launched in the USA. Clive Ballard, et al. Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of pimavanserin versus placebo in patients with Alzheimer's disease psychosis: a phase 2, placebo-controlled, double-blind study; the Lancet Neurology, Volume 17, Issue 3. ---. Et al. Increased neural progenitors in vascular dementia. Neurobiology of Aging, Volume 32, Issue 12. ---. Et al; the dementia antipsychotic withdrawal trial: long-term follow-up of a randomised placebo-controlled trial. The Lancet Neurology, Volume 8, Issue 2. ---. Et al. Pimavanserin for patients with Parkinson's disease psychosis: a randomised, placebo-controlled phase 3 trial; the Lancet, Volume 383, Issue 9916. ---. Et al. Diagnosis and management of dementia with Lewy bodies: third report of the DLB Consortium. Neurology, Dec 2005, 65. ---. Et al. Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of pimavanserin versus placebo in patients with Alzheimer's disease psychosis: a phase 2, placebo-controlled, double-blind study.
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The red panda is a mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. It is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List because the wild population is estimated at fewer than 10,000 mature individuals and continues to decline due to habitat loss and fragmentation and inbreeding depression. Despite its name, it is not related to the giant panda; the red panda has reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, a waddling gait due to its shorter front legs. It is arboreal and feeds on bamboo, but eats eggs and insects, it is a solitary animal active from dusk to dawn, is sedentary during the day. It is called the lesser panda, the red bear-cat, the red cat-bear; the red panda is the only living member of the family Ailuridae. It has been placed in the raccoon and bear families, but the results of phylogenetic analysis provide strong support for its taxonomic classification in its own family, part of the superfamily Musteloidea, along with the weasel and skunk families. Traditionally it was thought to consist of two subspecies.
However, results of genetic analysis indicate that there are two distinct red panda species, which genetically diverged 0.22 million years ago. The red panda has long, reddish-brown fur on the upper parts, blackish fur on the lower parts, a light face with tear markings and white badges similar to those of a raccoon, but each individual can have distinctive markings, its skull is roundish with medium-sized upright ears, its nose is black, its eyes are blackish. Its teeth are robust, its long, bushy tail with six alternating transverse ochre rings provide balance and excellent camouflage in a habitat with moss- and lichen-covered trees. The legs are short with thick fur on the soles of the paws; this fur serves as thermal insulation on snow-covered or icy surfaces and conceals scent glands, which are present on the anus. The head and body length of a red panda measures 50 to 64 cm, its tail is 28 to 59 cm long. Males weigh females 3 to 6.0 kg. The red panda is specialized as a bamboo feeder with strong and sharp semi-retractile claws standing inward for grasping narrow tree branches and fruit.
Like the giant panda, it has a "false thumb", an extension of the wrist bone. When descending a tree head-first, the red panda rotates its ankle to control its descent, one of the few climbing species to do so; the red panda is endemic to the temperate forests of the Himalayas, ranges from the foothills of western Nepal to China in the east. Its easternmost limit is the Qinling Mountains of the Shaanxi Province in China, its range includes southern Tibet and Assam in India, the northern mountains of Burma, in south-western China, in the Hengduan Mountains of Sichuan and the Gongshan Mountains in Yunnan. It may live in south-west Tibet and northern Arunachal Pradesh, but this has not been documented. Locations with the highest density of red pandas include an area in the Himalayas, proposed as having been a refuge for a variety of endemic species in the Pleistocene; the distribution range of the red panda should be considered disjunct, rather than continuous. A disjunct population inhabits the Meghalaya Plateau of north-eastern India.
The red panda lives between 2,200 and 4,800 m altitude, inhabiting areas of moderate temperature between 10 and 25 °C with little annual change. It prefers mountainous mixed deciduous and conifer forests with old trees and dense understories of bamboo. During a survey in the 1970s, signs of red pandas were found in Nepal's Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, their presence was confirmed in spring 2007 when four red pandas were sighted at elevations ranging from 3,220 to 3,610 m. Its westernmost distribution is in Rara National Park. In 2018, red pandas were sighted at elevations of 3,150–3,650 m in Nepal's Lamjung District; the red panda population in Sichuan Province is larger and more stable than the Yunnan population, suggesting a southward expansion from Sichuan into Yunnan in the Holocene. The red panda has become extirpated from the Chinese provinces of Guizhou, Gansu and Qinghai; the red panda is territorial. It is quiet except for some twittering and whistling communication sounds, it has been reported to be both nocturnal and crepuscular, sleeping on tree branches or in tree hollows during the day and increasing its activity in the late afternoon and early evening hours.
It sleeps stretched out on a branch with legs dangling when it is hot, curled up with its tail over the face when it is cold. It is heat-sensitive, with an optimal "well-being" temperature between 17 and 25 °C. Shortly after waking, red pandas clean their fur somewhat like a cat would, licking their front paws and rubbing their backs and sides, they rub their backs and bellies along the sides of trees or rocks. They patrol their territories, marking with urine and a weak musk-smelling secretion from their anal glands, they search for food running through the trees. Red pandas may use their forepaws alternately to bring food to their mouths or place food directly into their mouths. Predators of the red panda include the snow leopard and humans. If they feel threatened or sense danger, they may try to escape by climbing a rock tree. If they can no longer flee, they stand on th