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Douglas County, Nevada

Douglas County is a county in the northwestern part of the U. S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 46,997, its county seat is Minden. Douglas County comprises the Gardnerville Ranchos, NV Micropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Yuba City, CA–NV Combined Statistical Area; the town of Genoa in Douglas County was the first permanent settlement in Nevada. Genoa was settled in 1851 by Mormon traders selling goods to settlers on their way to California. Named for Stephen A. Douglas, famous for his 1860 Presidential campaign and debates with Abraham Lincoln, Douglas County was one of the first nine counties formed in 1861 by the Nevada territorial legislature; the county seat is Minden, after having been moved from Genoa in 1915. Various services run by the county include parks, law enforcement, road maintenance, building inspection, the Minden-Tahoe Airport. Fire protection and emergency medical services are provided by the Tahoe-Douglas Fire Protection District at the lake and the East Fork Fire Protection District for the rest of the county.

According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 738 square miles, of which 710 square miles is land and 28 square miles is water, it is the second-smallest county in Nevada by area. The highest point is East Peak at 9,593 ft, while the most topographically prominent mountain is Mount Siegel. Douglas County is in western Nevada in the western United States. Stretching from Carson Valley and running up into the Sierra Nevada, the county is bordered on the west by California, contains about 13.2% of Lake Tahoe, split across the two states. Carson City, the state capital, lies to the north, Lyon County to the east. Carson City – north Lyon County – east Mono County, California – southeast Alpine County, California – south El Dorado County, California – west Placer County, California – northwest Toiyabe National Forest As of the census of 2000, there were 41,259 people, 16,401 households, 11,890 families living in the county; the population density was 58 people per square mile. There were 19,006 housing units at an average density of 27 per square mile.

The racial makeup of the county was 91.9% White, 0.3% Black or African American, 1.7% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 2.5% from other races, 2.2% from two or more races. 7.4 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 16,401 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.5% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.88. In the county, the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males. The median income for a household in the county was $51,849, the median income for a family was $57,092.

Males had a median income of $40,436 versus $28,762 for females. The per capita income for the county was $27,288. About 5.8% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 46,997 people, 19,638 households, 13,519 families living in the county; the population density was 66.2 inhabitants per square mile. There were 23,671 housing units at an average density of 33.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 89.6% white, 1.9% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 0.4% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific islander, 3.2% from other races, 3.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 10.9% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 25.7% were German, 17.5% were English, 14.9% were Irish, 8.0% were Italian, 4.1% were American. Of the 19,638 households, 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.2% were non-families, 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals.

The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.80. The median age was 47.4 years. The median income for a household in the county was $60,721 and the median income for a family was $73,543. Males had a median income of $52,001 versus $39,825 for females; the per capita income for the county was $35,239. About 5.4% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over. There are no incorporated cities in Douglas County; the following communities are census-designated places, meaning population and demographic data is available from the U. S. Census Bureau for each one: Historically Douglas was the most Republican county in Nevada, a state that tended to lean Democratic between the 1890s and 1950s, it was the only Nevada county won by Charles Evans Hughes in 1916, one of only two to vote for Progressive “Bull Moose” ex-President Theodore Roosevelt in 1912. It was one of only two Nevada counties that voted for incumbent President Benjamin Harrison over insurgent Populist James B. Weaver in 1892 when the latter carried the state by over forty percentage points, when Douglas did vote Democratic in 1896 and 1900 it was by much smaller margins than the rest of silver-mining Nevada.

The county remains a Republican strong hold.. The last Democrat to ca


The lowsider or lowside is a type of motorcycle or bicycle crash occurring in a turn. It is caused when either the front or rear wheel slides out as a result of either too much braking into the corner, too much acceleration through or out of the corner, or too much speed carried into or through the corner for the available grip, it may be caused by unexpected slippery or loose material on the road surface. In the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia it is referred to as a "lowside" rather than a "lowsider". All horizontal forces occurring between the motorcycle and the road are transmitted by friction in the contact patches. There is a limited amount of force; the maximum force once sliding is less than before sliding. When travelling in a curve, the tires provide the centripetal force needed for the acceleration towards the center of the curve; the capsizing moment provided by gravity acting on the motorcycle center of mass when leaning into a corner is balanced by a righting moment generated by centripetal forces in the contact patches when all is working correctly.

If, having reached a given lean angle, the centripetal forces are reduced the motorcycle increases its angle of lean until it touches the road surface unseating the rider in the process. Lowsiders are caused by exceeding the lateral friction limit or by exceeding the combined lateral/longitudinal friction limit in one or more of the following ways: Braking force plus turning force exceeds friction available on either tire Turning forces exceed friction available on either tire Acceleration force exceeds friction on the rear tire Bodywork or peg hitting a road surface lifts the bike causing less friction on either wheel Rapid deflation of one of the tires causes grip levels to reduce. Lowsider crashes are not caused by braking in a straight line in dry conditions, it is more that the rider will go over the handlebars through too much front wheel brake force or will lock the rear wheel resulting in a straight skid. The name derives from the fact. Riders are advised to do a lowsider rather than a highsider if neither can be avoided.

The lowsider has the advantage of the motorcycle sliding before the rider, thus not threatening to crush him or her. A lowsider tends to send the rider sliding across the road whereas a highsider is considered more severe as it violently throws the rider from the motorcycle with a higher probability of broken bones; the main injury risks are: gravel rash due to sliding across the road surface at speed hitting traffic coming in the opposing lane impact injuries on the side the rider goes down hitting static objects on the side of the road such as street furniture or signage Bicycle and motorcycle dynamics Motorcycle safety

NZSA Janet Frame Memorial Award

The NZSA Janet Frame Memorial Award was an award for mid-career fiction or poetry writers. It was named after New Zealand writer Janet Frame, who died in 2004, funded by a gift from the Janet Frame Literary Trust, it was awarded biennially from 2008 to 2016. The NZSA Janet Frame Memorial Award was an award for New Zealand writers of poetry and imaginative fiction. Janet Frame was a member of the writers’ organisation, now called the New Zealand Society of Authors, or NZSA and had been helped by being awarded the Hubert Church Memorial Award in 1951 for her first book, The Lagoon and other stories; this award was made possible by a bequest to the NZ PEN Centre from Hubert Church’s widow in 1945. A few years after Janet Frame’s death, in August 2007, the Janet Frame Literary Trust gave the NZSA a gift to fund an award in her name, to be given to an author of literary or imaginative fiction, or poetry; the award was first made in 2008 and the fifth and final award was made in 2016. It carried a monetary value of $3,000.

2008: Emma Neale 2010: Tim Jones 2012: Diane Brown 2014: Elizabeth Smither 2016: Laurence Fearnley List of New Zealand literary awards


Enkōji is a Chisan Shingon temple in Sukumo, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. Temple 39 on the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage, the main image is of Yakushi Nyorai, the Buddha of healing and medicine; the temple is said to have been founded by Gyōki in the first year of the Jinki era. Gyōki founded Enkōji in 724 after receiving an imperial command by Emperor Shōmu who had an interest in establishing a system of provincial temples in Japan. Gyōki carved a wooden statue of the deity Yakushi Nyorai which he designated as a honzon of the temple. In 911, a red turtle climbed up to the temple grounds from the sea carrying a Buddhist temple bell on its back. Statues of this turtle can now be seen throughout the temple grounds along with images of the various deities that represent Enkōji. Enkōji can be referred to as Shakkizan and Jisannin. Hondō, early Jinki period Sanmon: Niōmon Shōrō Gomadō: Shrine within the temple grounds to conduct Goma rituals to ask for blessing from deities. Goma is conducted by burning cedar sticks available for purchase next to the gomadō.

Eye cleansing well : It is said that in 795, Kōbō-Daishi used a Khakkhara to break open the ground and pull water up to the surface of the earth to save the nearby villagers suffering from severe droughts. The remaining hole has been turned into a well, is now known as the “eye cleansing well”. Red turtle and bell statue Japanese rock garden Japanese pond and stream garden: Traditional Japanese garden style that has a pond and stream as the center point of the garden. At Enkōji, a statue of a turtle emerging from the pond is the main attraction of this garden. Bronze bell: 33 cm tall, 25.2 cm circumference, 23.5 cm diameter. The oldest Buddhist temple bell in all of Kochi Prefecture. Wooden Yakushi Nyorai, Nikkō bosatsu, Gakkō bosatsu statues Chinese juniper tree: Estimated 400 years old. Designated an ICP by Sukumo City on July 24, 1963. Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage Shikoku Henro Association Homepage

Nick Jr. (Germany)

Nick Jr. is a German TV television channel broadcasting to children in Germany and Austria. The channel was launched on September 12, 2005 as a programming block on the relaunched version of Nickelodeon; the channel now broadcasts 24/7 from March 31, 2009. Before the channel launched, some programs were broadcast on Disney Channel. Blaze and the Monster Machines Blue's Clues Bubble Guppies Butterbean's Cafe Dora and Friends: Into the City! Dora the Explorer The Fresh Beat Band Go, Diego, Go! Hey Duggee Little Charmers Max & Ruby Miffy's Adventures Big and Small Nella the Princess Knight Ni Hao, Kai-Lan PAW Patrol Shimmer and Shine Sunny Day StoryBots Super Songs Team Umizoomi Teletubbies Tickety Toc Zack & Quack The Backyardigans Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends Allegra's Window Wonder Pets LazyTown Boo! Wimzie's House Nickelodeon Super RTL MTV Germany Nicktoons Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe Official Site Nickelodeon

Western Forest Products

Western Forest Products Inc. is a Canadian lumber company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Following its initial acquisition of the assets of Doman in 2004, the Company undertook a series of restructuring activities including the closure of its Silvertree sawmill in 2005, the exit from the pulp business in early 2006 and ceasing operations at the Duke Point log merchandiser, used to supply whole log wood chips to the Company's former Squamish pulp mill; these properties are in the process of being sold. Western subsequently expanded its forest operations through two acquisitions. On March 17, 2006, the Company purchased the Englewood Logging Division, consisting of Tree Farm Licence 37 on Vancouver Island and certain related assets for $45.0 million plus the value of certain log inventories. On May 1, 2006, Western acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of Cascadia from Trilon Bancorp Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of BAM, for cash consideration of $202.2 million. Cascadia was a coastal British Columbia integrated lumber producer that harvested timber and produced high-value, high-quality wood products for customers worldwide.

Cascadia was, at the time, the largest Crown tenure holder in coastal British Columbia, with an AAC of 3.6 million cubic metres, one of the largest lumber producers on the British Columbia coast, owning or operating four specialized sawmills with an aggregate annual production capacity of 570 million board feet of lumber, a "custom cut" division and four remanufacturing facilities. With the closing of the Cascadia and Englewood acquisitions and completion of the restructuring activities, the Company focused on the integration of its ongoing business operations. Western made organizational changes that reduced management staff by 110 positions; the corporate and administration groups were consolidated at Duncan on Vancouver Island, the logging operations were centralized in Campbell River on Vancouver Island, the sales organizations were brought together in one office in Vancouver. Integration provided the opportunity for the consolidation of timberlands operations to increase productivity, reduce fixed costs per unit logged and optimize log flows from the timberlands to sawmills, taking advantage of shorter barging and towing distances available with the new timber tenure and mill configuration.

Western closed its New Westminster sawmill in February 2007 and sold the property in March 2008. Since the restructuring activities described above, the Company has focused on operational improvements, thereby reducing costs; the costs of harvesting have been reduced through the rationalization of logging operations. Recovery rates of lumber produced from logs have been increased with the benefit of previous capital investments and refined sawmilling techniques. In addition and processes have been improved, reducing costs across the organization. Further restructuring took place in 2009 and into 2010 to address the continuing weak worldwide lumber markets, resulting in further organizational changes, plant down-time, headcount reductions and the relocation of the Company's corporate office to Vancouver. In 2011, the Company sold its administrative office building in Duncan, British Columbia, relocated the functions of that office to Nanaimo, British Columbia; the Company has sold off a number of non-core assets since 2008, with the proceeds bring used to pay down long-term debt.

On April 30, 2014, a former employee opened fire with a Sawed-off 12-gauge pump-action Winchester shotgun at a Western Forest Products mill in Nanaimo, British Columbia, killing two employees and wounding two others, one critically. The suspected gunman, 47-year-old Kevin Douglas Addison, was arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder. Western's business includes the harvesting of timber, forest management, the manufacture and sale of lumber and wood chips, the sale of logs. Western's lumber products are sold in over 25 countries worldwide. WFP's business is composed of eight sawmills with an annual lumber capacity in excess of 1.1 billion board feet, two value-added remanufacturing plants, timberland operations with 6.2 million cubic metres of annual allowable cut, from high-quality "evergreen" tenures on Crown-owned land on Vancouver Island and the British Columbia mainland coast Approximately 0.2 million cubic metres of additional potential harvest is available from our owned timberlands and non-replaceable Crown tenures.

Western Forest Products website