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St. George, Missouri

St. George is an unincorporated community and former incorporated city in St. Louis County, United States; the population was 1,337 at the 2010 census. On November 8, 2011, St. George residents voted 345–128 to disincorporate; the city became part of unincorporated St. Louis County. St. George was located at 38°32′10″N 90°18′44″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 0.19 square miles, all land. According to city financial reports obtained from the Missouri State Auditor's office 28 percent of its 2005 municipal budget came from traffic citations; as of the census of 2010, there were 1,337 people, 673 households, 320 families living in the city. The population density was 7,036.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 724 housing units at an average density of 3,810.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 96.2% White, 0.5% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% from other races, 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 673 households of which 21.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.1% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, 52.5% were non-families. 44.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.99 and the average family size was 2.79. The median age in the city was 41.7 years. 17.7% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 45.8% male and 54.2% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,288 people, 700 households, 322 families living in the city; the population density was 6,949.0 people per square mile. There were 724 housing units at an average density of 3,906.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 98.84% White, 0.47% Asian, 0.08% from other races, 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 700 households out of which 16.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.0% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 53.9% were non-families. 49.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.84 and the average family size was 2.68. In the city the population was spread out with 15.5% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, 28.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 73.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 70.5 males. The median income for a household in the city was $33,832, the median income for a family was $43,681. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $28,967 for females; the per capita income for the city was $21,924. About 2.4% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.

On September 7, 2007, Brett Darrow, a St. Louis City resident, created an Internet sensation after posting an online video of an encounter with St. George police Sgt. James Kuehnlein. In the video, Kuehnlein approaches Darrow; when Darrow asks Kuehnlein whether he did anything wrong, the officer orders Darrow out of the car and threatens to fabricate charges and arrest him. Darrow told the news media; when the officer asked him for identification, Darrow said he did not present it because he believed the officer stopped him without probable cause. After the video gained popularity on the Internet, Kuehnlein was suspended without pay. In response, St. George Police Chief Scott Uhrig said, "I was displeased when I saw the actions on the video."The press revealed that Sgt. Kuehnlein had been arrested for assault and theft, in late September, he was fired by the city's Board of Aldermen in a 5–0 vote. In 2013, Kuehnlein was fired from the police department in Velda City, Missouri after a conviction for domestic violence.

He was given a five-year suspended sentence. In 2000, St. George Police Chief Scott Uhrig, while serving as an Arnold, Missouri patrol officer, was accused of sexually harassing a 17-year-old girl during a traffic stop; the State Administrative Hearing Commission found that Scott Uhrig called the teenager "beautiful and tempting". Uhrig allegedly asked the teen to come to his car for sex. Although Uhrig maintained his innocence, the Commission believed, they said his unwarranted sexual advances showed he could not enforce the law and were cause for discipline. Uhrig was put on probation. Several years he took the helm at the St. George Police Department. In December 2009, former Police Chief Scott Uhrig was arrested for sexual misconduct with a child under 15. Although the St. George Police Department was disbanded in late 2008, these charges allege that the crimes took place while Uhrig was chief of the department, he was found not guilty. On October 22, 2007, St. George mayor Harold Goodman was arrested for possession of marijuana discovered during the execution of a search warrant at his home.

Goodman said that he "used marijuana sparingly when symptoms of Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, flared up." No information was given at t

Ólavsøka

Ólavsøka is the biggest summer festival in the Faroe Islands, by most Faroese considered as the national holiday of the Faroes along with Flagday on 25 April. Ólavsøka is celebrated for several days, but the day itself is on July 29. It is the day when the Faroese Parliament, opens its session.Ólavsøka is a cultural and sports festival with boat races, football matches and other events. The 28 July, the day where the finals of the rowing competitions take place, is half working day for the members of some of the labour unions while Saint Olaf's Day on 29 July is full holiday for members of most of the unions; the literal meaning is "Saint Olaf's Wake", from Saint Olaf's death at the Battle of Stiklestad in 1030. Like several other Faroese holidays, the vøka begins the evening before, so Ólavsøka always starts on July 28 with an opening ceremony; some events start before that. Ólavsøka is the day of the year. There the national rowing competition finals are held, one of the highlights in Faroese sports.

In addition, there are art exhibitions, folk music, Faroese chain dancing. The chain dance is for everyone; the salute for ólavsøka in Faroese is Góða ólavsøku!. The stamps shown on the right were issued by Postverk Føroya on 18 May 1998, the artwork was produced by Edward Fuglø; some of the festivities start some days before, depending on. There is also an Ólavsøka concert in Tórshavn on 27 July in the evening. In recent years, the concert has not been held. Instead, the one-day festival Tórsfest has been held in Tórshavn the weekend before ólavsøka; the opening of Ólavsøka starts with a procession of sports people from Tórshavn, city council members, a brass band and people riding on horses. They walk in procession from the public school down to the centre of town to Tinghúsvøllur on Vaglið, where people are waiting for the procession to arrive; the people who walk in procession gather on the triangle-shaped Tinghúsvøllur in front of the parliament building, there will be a speech by someone, appointed, this person will open the Ólavsøka.

A brass band plays at the opening. The Ólavsøka Boat Race is always held on the eve of ólavsøka on 28 July. Before the Ólavsøka festival there have been several other village festivals around the islands, called stevnur, where the Faroese boat race has been going on, starting at the Norðoyastevna in Klaksvík, either in the beginning of June or in the end of May. In the end of June there is an island festival in Suðuroy, called Jóansøka; this festival is celebrated every second year it. The rowing competition on Jóansøka is always held on a Saturday; the Faroese boat race is in several parts, divided into groups of children, girls and women. The boat races are grouped by the size of the boats. All the boats are wooden rowing boats, the rowing people are sitting together two and two, one person is steering the boat in the back of the boat. In Faroese the boats are called 6-mannafør, 8-mannafør and 10-mannafør; the boats who win the ólavsøka Boat Race win a trophy and the boats who become Faroese Champions win another trophy.

Sometimes the same boat is the winner of both trophies. The rowing people who win get medals; the distance which the boats are rowing is 1,000 meters at the ólavsøka Boat Race, except for the children who row a shorter distance. In some places the larger boats row longer distances; the 8-mannafør row 1,500 meters and the 10-mannafør row 2,000 meters. But this is not possible in Tórshavn. On 29 July the Faroese Løgting will open again after the summer holiday; the Faroese Prime Minister will give his speech, the politicians will have the opportunity to comment on it the following days. But before the opening of the Løgting, there is a ceremony, which starts just before 11:00 in the morning, where the Faroese priests, the members of the Faroese Parliament, the head of the Police, some Danish officials and some other important people will walk in procession to Tórshavn Cathedral. After the service in the church these people will walk in procession to the House of Parliament, they will line up just outside the Tinghús facing the crowd of people who are standing around the Tinghúsvøllur.

And it is time for some classical music and choir music, the Olavsoka Cantata, which starts at 12:00 or just after. 2009 was the 100th year birthday of the Municipality of Tórshavn. One of the most famous Faroese composers Sunnleif Rasmussen composed and directed the Ólavsøka Cantata, based on the history of Faroese music, back to folk songs and hymns of Thomas Kingo up to the present time with modern music; the Saint Olav Drama Olsok Up Helly Aa Stevna Faroestamps.fo - Saint Olaf & Ólavsøka Flickriver.com, photos from Flickr tagged with Ólavsøka. Torshavn.fo, The Complete Olavsoka Programm 2010 Visittorshavn.fo The Olavsoka 2010 programm in English from 27 to 30 July 2010

Don't Lose The Music

Don’t Lose the Music is a national campaign launched by RNID, the charity representing the 9 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK. The campaign aims to highlight the danger of listening to music too loudly – focusing on exposure to loud music: at nightclubs at concerts/gigs on personal audio equipmentExperts agree that exposure to sounds over 85 dB over time can cause damage to hearing. Many concert venues and nightclubs play music at levels over 100 decibels, it is possible to listen to music on personal audio equipment at levels which exceed damage-risk criteria, depending on the equipment. Damage to hearing is caused by a combination of three factors – length of exposure to the noise, the average level of the noise and the peak level of the noise. Another variable is individual susceptibility to hearing damage. Individual susceptibility is only known. A rule of thumb is. Exposure to loud music can lead to a range of hearing problems such as noise induced hearing loss and hyperacusis.

Here are some quoted comparisons of sound levels: 0 dB - the lowest sound level a person with normal hearing can detect 20 dB - a quiet room at night 60 dB - ordinary spoken conversation 80 dB - shouting 90 dB - an underground railway 110 dB - a pneumatic drill nearby 130 dB - an aeroplane taking off 100m away In order to promote the campaign, RNID attend music festivals and gigs, handing out earplugs and information. Hearing protectors RNID Noise-induced hearing loss "Output Levels of Portable Digital Music Players," Cory D. F. Portnuff and Brian J. Fligor, Sc. D. CCC-A, October 19, 2006, 1:30 PM. Brian J. Fligor, Sc. D. CCC-A and Terri Ives, Sc. D, October 19, 2006, 1:50 PM.

Herefordshire Light Infantry

The Herefordshire Light Infantry was an infantry regiment of the British Army in existence from 1861 to 1967. The regiment had no lineal connection with the 36th Regiment of Foot; the 1st Administrative Battalion and Radnorshire Rifle Volunteers was formed in 1861. It comprised the 1st to 8th Herefordshire Rifle Volunteer Corps and the 1st to 3rd Radnorshire Rifle Volunteer Corps, units of the Volunteer Force formed in the wake of the Crimean War. In 1880, it was re-designated 1st Herefordshire Rifle Volunteers, the Corps were renamed Companies, in 1881 it became the volunteer battalion of The King's. In 1908, it was transferred to the Territorial Force as the Herefordshire Battalion, The King's with its headquarters at Harold Street in Hereford and in 1909 was renamed as the 1st Battalion, The Herefordshire Regiment. In the First World War the regiment was expanded to three battalions; the 1st Battalion landed at Suvla Bay in Gallipoli in August 1915, having been evacuated in December 1915, transferred to Egypt.

The battalion was redeployed to the Western Front in June 1918. In the Second World War, the 1st Battalion was divided to form the 2nd battalions; the 2nd Battalion was involved in home defence and training throughout the war, serving with the 114th Infantry Brigade of the 38th Infantry Division. The 1st Battalion formed part of 159th Brigade in the 53rd Infantry Division until 159th Brigade joined 11th Armoured Division in May 1942 and participated in the invasion of Normandy and Northwestern Europe; some 223 men from the 1st Battalion were killed during operations in North-West Europe. In 1947, it was re-designated The Herefordshire Light Infantry. In 1967, as part of the re-organization of the Territorial Army, it was disbanded as a regiment; the Herefordshire Light Infantry Museum focuses on the history of the regiment and is located in Suvla Barracks, Harold Street, Hereford. Collections include uniforms, photographs and other memorabilia. Visitation is by appointment only; the regiment was awarded the following battle honours: South Africa 1900-02 The Great War: Marne 1918, Soissonais-Ourcq, Ypres 1918, Courtrai and Flanders 1918, Landing at Suvla, Scimitar Hill, Gallipoli 1915, Egypt 1916-17, Gaza, El Mughar, Tell'Asur, Palestine 1917-18 The Second World War: Odon, Defence of Rauray, Bourguébus Ridge, Mont Pincon, Falaise, Hechtal, Venlo Pocket, Hochwald, Aller, North-West Europe 1944-45 Beckett, Ian.

Discovering English County Regiments. Shire. ISBN 978 0747 805069. Delaforce, Patrick; the Black Bull: From Normandy to the Baltic with the 11th Armoured Division. Pen and Sword. ISBN 978-1848842281. Herefordshire Light Infantry Museum

Mecynargus

Mecynargus is a genus of dwarf spiders, first described by C. Chyzer & Władysław Kulczyński in 1894; as of May 2019 it contains fifteen species: Mecynargus asiaticus Tanasevitch, 1989 – Kyrgyzstan Mecynargus borealis – Canada, Northern Europe, Russia Mecynargus brocchus – Europe Mecynargus hypnicola Eskov, 1988 – Russia Mecynargus longus – Eastern Europe Mecynargus minutipalpis Gnelitsa, 2011 – Ukraine, Russia Mecynargus minutus Tanasevitch, 2013 – Russia Mecynargus monticola – Sweden, Russia, Canada Mecynargus morulus – Greenland, Palearctic Mecynargus paetulus – USA, Europe, Russia Mecynargus pinipumilis Eskov, 1988 – Russia Mecynargus pyrenaeus – France Mecynargus sphagnicola – Greenland, Russia, Canada Mecynargus tundricola Eskov, 1988 – Russia Mecynargus tungusicus – Russia, China, Canada List of Linyphiidae species