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Delaware County, Iowa

Delaware County is a county located in the U. S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,764; the county seat is Manchester. The county takes its name after the U. S. state of Delaware. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 579 square miles, of which 578 square miles is land and 1.2 square miles is water. It has a rough hilly surface. U. S. Highway 20 Iowa Highway 3 Iowa Highway 13 Iowa Highway 38 Buchanan County Clayton County Dubuque County Fayette County Jones County Linn County The 2010 census recorded a population of 17,764 in the county, with a population density of 30.7415/sq mi. There were 8,028 housing units; as of the census of 2000, there were 18,404 people, 6,834 households, 5,029 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 people per square mile. There were 7,682 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 99.28% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, 0.30% from two or more races.

0.66 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 6,834 households out of which 36.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.10% were married couples living together, 6.20% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.40% were non-families. 23.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.15. In the county, the population was spread out with 29.00% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.60 males. The median income for a household in the county was $37,168, the median income for a family was $43,607. Males had a median income of $30,712 versus $19,685 for females; the per capita income for the county was $17,327. About 6.30% of families and 7.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.50% of those under age 18 and 9.80% of those age 65 or over.

Delaware County is divided into these townships: The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Delaware County.† county seat National Register of Historic Places listings in Delaware County, Iowa County website


Landkern is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Cochem-Zell district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Kaisersesch; the municipality lies on the eastern edge of the Endert valley between Cochem and Kaisersesch, a few kilometres from the river Moselle. The municipality's wooded area totals 3.63 km². Landkern's neighbours are Greimersburg to the west. Kern, as the village was called in the Middle Ages, had its first documentary mention about 1051 when Richeza, a Rhenish count palatine's granddaughter and former Polish queen, driven from her adopted homeland, and, living in nearby Klotten, made a great many donations to the Brauweiler Monastery near Cologne, among, an estate at Kern. Kern was quite the smallest village of the many that belonged to the Klotten high court region in those days. One by one, Klotten relinquished the parishes of Urschmitt and Hambuch, thus leaving only the villages of Greimersburg, Landkern and Wirfus in the parish by 1335.

These four villages, found this rather annoying. Thus, they made a petition to Archbishop Richard von Greifenklau in Trier, signed by the reeves of Greimersburg, Landkern and Wirfus and by the estate holders in Esper, Neuhof and Annisch. On 21 January 1512, the Archbishop granted the request and approved Sunday Mass to be held alternately at the chapels in Kern and Illerich. In the document from the Foundation, though, it was expressly stated that all members of these affiliated congregations were to attend Mass, along with their chaplains, at the parish church in Klotten on the following holidays: Good Friday, Whitsun, the Assumption, All Hallows and Candlemas, it was set forth that the chaplain was to “have an abode near the chapel at Kern and enough cropland and from our livestock 50 sheep, 5 swine and 4 cows.” Baptisms were sometimes held in Kern. Kern was not left unscathed by the Thirty Years' War. In 1620, soldiers stole the holy vessels; the same happened in Greimersburg, in 1656, the chapel at Illerich lay in rubble.

Population figures from the time, shown here together with those for Greimersburg, give some idea of the kind of times that these were: A “hearth” – or household – contained on average seven persons, but sometimes as many as ten. In the two centuries that followed, the population grew considerably. In 1717, Landkern had 17 families, in 1778 there were 137 inhabitants. In 1832, Landkern had 56 families. Population figures for 1848 and 1872 were 589 respectively, it was this population growth that led to the building of the new parish church, which still stands today. The foundation stone was laid on 14 August 1859. On 21 June 1726, the four Bergdörfer at last got their wish and were split from the parish of Klotten, with that municipality's agreement; the first Landkern parish priest, Father Franz Wilhelmy, born in Hambuch, began keeping the baptismal and death registers in 1728. The new parish comprised not only the four Bergdörfer but the estates of Esper and Fahrenday; the chapel in Landkern, first mentioned in 1511, whose patron then was Saint Servatius, was succeeded by another chapel on 13 August 1737, less than a decade after the first parish priest had arrived.

The new church was a small, east-oriented building with a tall west tower and stood parallel to the road towards Greimersburg. The cost had to be borne by parochial funds while the municipality had to come up with the wherewithal for the tower; the chapel mentioned in 1511 had two altars. This church lasted until it was replaced with yet another, consecrated on 22 July 1862, it was at this time that the organ was built into the church. Four times between 1777 and 1860, bells were consecrated, three new ones were mentioned in 1861. Only one of these survived the Second World War. In 1630, Kern still had no school; the villagers brought this subject up at the Visitations that were held from time to time, a school appeared. The first schoolteacher known to history in Landkern was Peter Schnitzler, he died in 1769. In 1779, 29 boys and 9 girls were attending this school; the tuition for the Winterschule was 13 Albus, for Sunday school and holiday school it was 3 Albus. Only once has there actually been a priest from Landkern.

This was Father Johann Peter Bast, born on 1 May 1881, but he entered the priesthood in the U. S. state of Kansas. Two estates now belong to Landkern. One is Esper, the other is Dreifaltigkeit. There are three outlying centres, Neuhof and Jorscheid, along with individual houses of Schöne Aussicht. All together, there are just under 900 inhabitants. Beginning in 1794, Landkern lay under French rule, by 1800 it had been assigned to the canton of Kaisersesch. In 1815 it was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna. Since 1946, it has been part of the newly founded state of Rhineland-Palatinate; the municipality's name was Kern, but since the 18th century, the name Landkern has been customary. Landkern was once called Feldkern; the council is made up of 12 council members, who were elected at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, the honorary mayor as chairman. The municipal election held on 7 June 2009 yielded the following results: Landkern's mayor is Karl-Heinz Münich, his deputies are Manfred Franzen and Jürgen Schnitzler.


2012 in film

The following tables list films released in 2012. Most notably, the two oldest surviving American film studios and Paramount both celebrated their centennial anniversaries, marking the first time that two major film studios celebrate 100 years, the Dolby Atmos sound format was launched for the premiere of Brave; the James Bond film series released its 23rd film, Skyfall. Six box-office blockbusters from previous years were re-released in 3D and IMAX. 2012 in film marked the debut for high frame rate technology. The first film using 48 fps, a higher frame rate than the film industry standard 24 fps, was The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey; the top 10 films released in 2012 by worldwide gross are as follows: The Hunger Games was the first film of 2012 to pass the $500 million mark worldwide, is the first film since Avatar to place at No. 1 at the U. S. box office for four consecutive weekends. The Avengers grossed $1.519 billion. The Dark Knight Rises grossed $1.084 billion. Skyfall grossed over $1.108 billion.

It became the first film to gross more than £100 million, amassing a total of £102.9 million. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, are among the 50 highest-grossing films of all time. With their 3-D re-releases, two films achieved new milestones: Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace reached $1.027 billion, Titanic reached $2.186 billion, becoming the second film to surpass the $2 billion mark, following Avatar. 2012 was the first year to see four films cross the billion-dollar milestone, surpassing the previous year's record of three billion-dollar films. 1st AACTA International Awards 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards 32nd Golden Raspberry Awards 38th People's Choice Awards 38th Saturn Awards 62nd Berlin International Film Festival 65th British Academy Film Awards 69th Golden Globe Awards 69th Venice International Film Festival 84th Academy Awards 2012 Cannes Film Festival 2012 MTV Movie Awards 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

Nothing Sacred (band)

Nothing Sacred is a thrash metal band from Australia that formed in the 1980s. One of the earliest Australian bands to play thrash/speed metal, Nothing Sacred formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1983. Karl Lean and Mick Burnham had played together in the band Heresy. After losing both of the band's guitarists in 1983, they recruited two new guitarists, aiming for a heavier and more aggressive sound. After much searching, Mark Wooley, Richard "Buddy" Snape joined the band and several months of rehearsal and songwriting began in earnest. In late 1983 the band played its first gigs. Encouraged by the enthusiastic response to live shows, after recording a demo, they recorded their debut EP Deathwish at York Street studios in late 1984. Manufacturing issues led to the EP not being released until early 1985. Released independently, the EP sold modestly well, helped by the band playing a large number of shows around Australia, resulted in the title track "Deathwish" becoming a classic of Australian metal.

An LP was released in 1988, titled Let Us Prey. Despite brilliant songwriting and musicianship on the album, Let Us Prey suffered from poor production quality in comparison to its predecessor. Before disbanding in 1989, Nothing Sacred's lead guitarist Mark Woolley, bassist Karl Lean and drummer Sham contributed to Hobbs' Angel of Death's early work in the late 1980s. Woolley appeared on Hobbs' first self-titled album in 1988. Vocalist Mick Burnham joined short-lived Melbourne band Seizure in 1993. Although their tenure was short-lived, Nothing Sacred still remains as an underground metal phenomenon in Australia. Songs from the Deathwish EP still get airplay on several Australian metal radio programmes from time to time. Sacred performed a series 30th anniversary shows in 2012 that were well received, with Ross Percy joining George Larin on guitar that included a support slot with ex-Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di'anno. Despite the success, the band returned to retirement. In 2015, the band decided to re-activate with a lineup of Sham, Karl Lean, George Larin, Ross Percy and new vocalist Chris Stark.

A slot on Melbourne's Brewtality Metal Festival received positive reviews before the band embarked on a short tour of Japan which inspired them to continue. The band is preparing for upcoming gigs in the year and is rumored to be planning to record a new album for release in early 2016. Although branded as a thrash metal group, Nothing Sacred's music had more of a melodic sound, at times reminiscent of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. Vocalist Mick Burnham had a voice that sounded similar to early Iron Maiden singer Paul D'ianno, while current singer Chris Stark has been likened to Bruce Dickinson and Judas Priest's Rob Halford. Mick Burnham - Vocals 1983-2012 Sham - Drums 1983–present Karl Lean - Bass 1983–present Richard Snape - Guitar 1983-86 Mark Woolley - Guitar 1983-86 George Larin - Guitar 1986-87, 2012–present Terry Cameron - Guitar 1986-89 Richard Bubica - Guitar 1987-89 Ross Percy - Guitar 2012–present Chris Stark - Vocals 2015–present Deathwish Demo Let Us Prey Nothing Sacred Myspace

Frank Cirocco

Frank Cirocco is an American comics artist and video game designer best known as the co-creator of Alien Legion with Carl Potts and Alan Zelenetz. Frank Cirocco attended San Jose State College. Frank Cirocco began his career in the comics industry drawing underground comix, he was a member of the Crusty Bunkers at Neal Adams' Continuity Studios in 1976. That same year and Gary Winnick launched Venture magazine. In 1983, Carl Potts and Alan Zelenetz co-created the series Alien Legion, conceived as "the French Foreign Legion in space." Cirocco drew several covers for The Defenders as well as other Marvel series. In 1992, he worked on a comic book adaptation of the Defenders of Dynatron City video game. Cirocco reunited with Gary Winnick in 1996 to form Lightsource Studios, a content development studio. Cirocco and his wife Lela Dowling opened the Skyland Gallery in April 2010. Cirocco is married to fellow artist Lela Dowling; the couple resides in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Interior art. AtariYars' Revenge Bittersweet PressPsychozort #1 DC ComicsBatman: Legends of the Dark Knight #112 Dragon's TeethDragon's Teeth #1 The Final Cycle: Part 1 #1–3 Gold Key ComicsThe Twilight Zone #67 Horizon Zero GraphiquesVenture #5 Marvel Comics Phi PublishingInternational Insanity #v2#1, #v2#2 SJ GraphicsThe Heroines Showcase Art Portfolio #3 Slave LaborNeomen #1–2 Suburban High Life #1–3 Star*ReachImagine #1 Stories, Layouts & Press, Inc.

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Notebook processor

A notebook processor is a CPU optimized for laptops. One of the main characteristics differentiating notebook processors from other CPUs is low-power consumption; the notebook processor is becoming an important market segment in the semiconductor industry. Notebook computers are an popular format of the broader category of mobile computers; the objective of a notebook computer is to provide the performance and functionality of a desktop computer in a portable size and weight. Cell phones and PDAs use "system on a chip" integrated circuits that use less power than most notebook processors. While it is possible to use desktop processors in laptops, this practice is not recommended, as desktop processors heat faster than notebook processors and drain batteries faster. ARM architecture MediaTek Nvidia: Tegra Qualcomm: Snapdragon Rockchip Samsung Electronics: Exynos x86 AMD: A-Series APU, Ryzen Mobile Intel: Pentium M, Core Duo, Core 2 Duo and the budget Celeron M and quad-core PowerPC Freescale Semiconductor made PowerPC G4 processors for the pre-Intel Apple Computer notebooks.

X86 Transmeta: Crusoe and Efficeon Computer architecture Microprocessor Personal computing