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Drew County, Arkansas

Drew County is a county located in the southeast region of the U. S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,509, making it the thirty-ninth most populous of Arkansas's seventy-five counties; the county seat and largest city is Monticello. Drew County was formed on November 26, 1846, named for Thomas Drew, the third governor of Arkansas. Located on the edge of the Arkansas Timberlands and the Arkansas Delta, its fertile soils produced prosperity for early settlers in the antebellum era. Cotton was the major commodity crop, but corn, apples and tomatoes were grown. Following the Civil War, the boundaries of Drew County changed. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, timber harvesting became an important industry; as a variety of industries began to move to the county, several colleges were founded in the county in the early part of the 20th century, one developing as University of Arkansas at Monticello. Today, the county is an economic center in southeast Arkansas. According to the U.

S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 836 square miles, of which 828 square miles is land and 7.3 square miles is water. Loggy Bayou is a swamp in Drew County, not to be confused with a bayou of the same name in northwestern Louisiana. Lincoln County Desha County Chicot County Ashley County Bradley County Cleveland County As of the 2000 census, there were 18,723 people, 7,337 households, 5,091 families residing in the county; the population density was 23 people per square mile. There were 8,287 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 70.30% White, 27.16% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.00% from other races, 0.85% from two or more races. 1.76 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 7,337 households out of which 33.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.30% were married couples living together, 14.20% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.60% were non-families.

26.00% of all households are made and 10.50% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.97. In the county, the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 12.60% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, 12.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.50 males. The median income for a household in the county was $28,627, the median income for a family was $37,317. Males had a median income of $30,794 versus $20,707 for females; the per capita income for the county was $16,264. About 13.10% of families and 18.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.90% of those under age 18 and 21.80% of those age 65 or over. Over The past few election cycles Drew county has trended towards the GOP; the last democrat to carry this county was Al Gore in 2000. Monticello Tillar Wilmar Jerome Winchester Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county.

Each township includes unincorporated areas. Arkansas townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the United States Census does list Arkansas population based on townships. Townships are of value for historical purposes in terms of genealogical research; each town or city is within one or more townships in an Arkansas county based on census maps and publications. The townships of Drew County are listed below. Bartholomew Bearhouse Clear Creek Collins Cominto Crook Franklin Live Oak Marion Saline Spring Hill VeaseySource: Baxter Coleman Lacey Montongo Selma Tennessee List of lakes in Drew County, Arkansas National Register of Historic Places listings in Drew County, Arkansas

Halima Ali Adan

Halima Ali Adan is a Somali gender rights activist and an expert on female genital mutilation. She is national co-chair of the Gender Based Violence working group and program manager for Save Somali Women and Children, a non-profit humanitarian organization based in Somalia. Adan was raised in Mombasa, Kenya, she studied Computer Science at the University of Greenwich in London. After obtaining a MSc in Development Studies, Adan worked for an Internet Service Provider in Kenya. Since 2014, Adan has worked for Save Somali Women and Children as a program manager and co-chair of the Gender Based Violence work group. SSWC was founded in 1992 in Mogadishu by Somali women, whose goals were to create a non-profit organization that would support Somali girls and women who were marginalized and experiencing violence and poverty in their communities. Adan's GBV team has faced many obstacles in obtaining justice for Somali victims of gender violence. A shortage of sufficiently trained police officers to respond to GBV cases, a low numbers of female police officers, lack of confidence in the Somali judicial system, fear of retaliation by perpetrators, prevent many victims from reporting GBV crimes.

In 2014, the UK government in support of Somali non-government humanitarian organizations, provided funding to SSWC and other South-Central Somali based organizations as part of £1 million of UK spending on projects to prevent sexual violence across Somalia. The funds began with providing basic services for victims. "Projects focus on training and capacity building including health workers, providing psychosocial and economic support and raising awareness through education."Funding from the UK was supplemented with additional funding and support from the United Nations Population Fund and the Office of U. S. Foreign Disaster Assistance in 2015; the international support has enabled Adan and her GBV team to expand their program, coordinate with other Somali GBV work groups and provide additional training of GBV coordinators in South Central and the Puntland region of Somalia. Podcast with FGM experts: Efua Dorkenoo, Nimco Ali and Halima A Adan

Ritual Decalogue

The Ritual Decalogue is a list of laws at Exodus 34:11–26. These laws are similar to the Covenant Code and are followed by the phrase "ten commandments". Although the phrase "Ten Commandments" has traditionally been interpreted as referring to a different set of laws, in Exodus 20:2–17, many scholars believe it instead refers to the Ritual Decalogue found two verses earlier. Critical biblical scholars understand the two sets of laws to have different authorship. Early scholars, adopting a proposal of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, contrasted the "Ritual" Decalogue with the "Ethical" Decalogue of Exodus 20:2–17 and Deuteronomy 5:6–21, which are the texts more known as the Ten Commandments. Believing that the Bible reflected a shift over time from an emphasis on the ritual to the ethical, they argued that the Ritual Decalogue was composed earlier than the Ethical Decalogue. Scholars have held that they were parallel developments, with the Ethical Decalogue a late addition to Exodus copied from Deuteronomy, or that the Ritual Decalogue was the of the two, a conservative reaction to the secular Ethical Decalogue.

A few Bible scholars call the verses in Exodus 34 the "small Covenant code", as it appears to be a compact version of the Covenant Code in Exodus 20:19–23:33. The word decalogue comes from the Greek name for the Ten Commandments, δέκα λόγοι, a translation of the Hebrew עשרת הדברים; the Ritual Decalogue is framed in the context of God making a covenant with Israel: Yahweh said to Moses, Cut two tablets of stone like the former ones, I will write on the tablets the words that were on the former tablets, which you broke.... I hereby make a covenant. Yahweh said to Moses, and he wrote on the tablets the words of the ten commandments. This is the only place in the Bible where the phrase Ten Commandments identifies a set of commandments. While Orthodox Judaism and Christianity hold that both sets contained the same ten commandments, some scholars identify verses 11-26 as an alternate "ten commandments" which they call the "ritual" decalogue. For these scholars, the terms "ritual decalogue" and "ethical decalogue" are a way of distinguishing between alternate inscriptions of the ten commandments.

The commandments in the Ritual Decalogue are expanded upon in the Covenant Code, which occurs prior to it in the Torah, thus have the impression of being a summary of the important points in the Code. The Covenant Code is believed by most scholars of biblical criticism as having been a separate text to the Torah, thus there is much debate as to the relationship between the Ritual Decalogue and Covenant Code. There are two positions, neither of, decisively supported, either by evidence, or by number of scholars: Either the commandments of the Ritual Decalogue were indistinct commandments in the body of a much larger work, such as the Covenant Code, were selected as being the most important by some process, whether gradual filtering or by an individual, Or the Covenant Code represents a expansion of the Ritual Decalogue, with additional commandments added on, again either by gradual aggregation, or by an individual; the documentary hypothesis identifies the Ritual Decalogue as the work of the Jahwist, from the Kingdom of Judah, the Covenant Code as that of the Elohist, from the Kingdom of Israel, both writing independently.

It does not however answer the question of how these texts were related that the Ritual Decalogue circulated in Judah, the Covenant Code in Israel. What the documentary hypothesis does explain is the relationship of the Ritual Decalogue to the Ethical Decalogue, why, instead of the Ethical Decalogue, it is the Ritual Decalogue, written on the two tablets when Moses ascends the mountain to have the Ethical Decalogue inscribed for a second time; the documentary hypothesis claims that the Jahwist and Elohist texts were first combined by a redactor, producing a text referred to as JE, in such a way that it now reads that God dictated the Covenant Code, written onto stone, Moses subsequently smashing these stones at the incident of the golden calf, thus having to go back and get a new set, with a set of commandments, the Ritual Decalogue, resembling the first. Under this reconstruction another writer, the Priestly source took offence at parts of JE, rewrote it, dropping the story of the golden calf, replacing the Ritual Decalogue with a new decalogue based on it, but taking commandments from elsewhere as well, replacing the Covenant Code with a vast new law code, placed after the Decalogue for narrative reasons, most of which forms the greater part of the mitzvot in Leviticus.

The reconstruction suggests that a century yet another writer, the Deuteronomist, objected to the Priestly source, rewrote it yet again, but in a different style: that of a series of flashbacks, producing a second different copy of the Ethical Decalogue, re-introducing the golden calf. Presented with such divergent versions of the same event, a redactor is thought to have combined all three versions – JE, the Priestly source, Deuteronomist, together. JE and the Priestly source were interleaved together, altering JE so that it was now the Ethical Decalogue whi

Takuma Nakahira

Takuma Nakahira was a Japanese photographer and photography critic. Born in Tokyo, Nakahira attended the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, from which he graduated in 1963 with a degree in Spanish. After graduation, he began working as an editor at the art magazine Contemporary view, during which time he published his work under the pseudonym of Akira Yuzuki. Two years he left the magazine in order to pursue his own career as a photographer, he became close friends with Shōmei Tōmatsu, Shūji Terayama, Daidō Moriyama. In 1968, the group consisting of Nakahira, Yutaka Takanashi, Takahiko Okada, Kōji Taki published the magazine Provoke; the following year, Provoke ceased publication, in 1971, Nakahira exhibited his works in the 7th Paris Biennial. Nakahira's first published photobook, For a Language to Come has been described as "a masterpiece of reductionism." Parr and Badger include it in the first volume of their photobook history. Up through its publication in 1970, Nakahira had been well versed in the style are, boke.

In 1973, he published Why an Illustrated Botanical Dictionary, shifting away from the style of are, bure and instead moving towards a type of catalog photography stripped of the sentimentality of handheld photography, a photography resembling the illustrations of reference books. In 1990, along with Seiichi Furuya and Nobuyoshi Araki, Nakahira was presented with the Society of Photography Award. Kitarubeki kotoba no tame ni = For a Language to Come. Fūdosha, 1970. With text by Nakahira. Tokyo: Osiris, 2010. With texts by Nakahira, “Has Photography Been Able to Provoke Language?”, “Rebellion Against the Landscape: Fire at the Limits of my Perpetual Gazing...” and “Look at the City or, the Look from the City”, translated by Franz K. Prichard. Why an Illustrated Botanical Dictionary. Tokyo: Shōbun sha, 1973. Chikuma Gakugei Bunko, 2007. 「新たなる凝視」, Shōbunsha, 1983. Adieu à X. Kawade Shobō Shinsha, 1989. ISBN 978-4-309-26111-9. 2006. ISBN 978-4-309-26873-6. 「日本の写真家36 中平卓馬」 Iwanami Shoten, 1999. ISBN 978-4-00-008376-8.

The Japanese Box - Facsimile reprint of six rare photographic publications of the Provoke era, Edition 7L / Steidl, 2001. Nakahira Takuma, Hysteric Six, 2002. Degree Zero: Yokohama. Tokyo: Osiris, 2003. ISBN 978-4-9901239-1-8. First half of catalogue for solo exhibition at Yokohama Museum of Art. 「都市 風景 図鑑」. Getsuyōsha, 2011. ISBN 978-4-901477-82-6. Takuma Nakahira Documentary. Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2011. ISBN 978-4-904883-34-1. 「沖縄写真家シリーズ 琉球烈像 第8巻 沖縄・奄美・吐カ喇 1974-1978」. Miraisha, 2012. ISBN 978-4-624-90028-1. Overflow. Case, 2018. Text in English and Japanese. Charrier, Philip. "Nakahira Takuma's'Why an Illustrated Botanical Dictionary?' and the Quest for'True' Photographic Realism in Post-War Japan," Japan Forum 29. Prichard, Franz. "Takuma Nakahira," Artforum, 21 December. Huie, Bonnie. "Made in Japan: Review of Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and'70s, by Ryuichi Kaneko and Ivan Vartanian, Takuma Nakahira: For a Language to Come. Afterimage, 38.3. Takuma Nakahira artist page at ShugoArts Gallery in Tokyo Takuma Nakahira, list of photographers around the world


VoluMedic by Media Studio Graz is a 3d- volume rendering software based on LightWave3d by NewTek. It offers software volume rendering as well as hardware volume rendering of volumetric datasets. VoluMedic is capable of importing images or series of images as well as volume datasets in DICOM, RAW, Analyze and many other formats; these are turned into volumetric objects using the companies own software volume renderer which integrates into LightWave3d as a volumetric class plugin. This means that volumetric objects can be rendered together with polygon based geometry, handled by LightWave's own renderer. VoluMedic's volumetric objects can receive lights from all of LightWave's light- types and can cast raytraced shadows on geometry or receive shadows from geometry and from other volumetric objects. Self-shadowing is supported if VoluMedic is used with LightWave version 9.0 or later. Volumetric objects rendered with VoluMedics software renderer appear in reflections; the software's intended uses are for medical visualization, material science, forensic animation and visual effects.

Among others, VoluMedic is used by Zoic Studios for the visual effects of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Volume rendering Medical imaging Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine

Florida State Road 54

State Road 54 is located in the Tampa Bay Area, north of Tampa itself, runs from US 19 in Elfers in the west to US 301 in Zephyrhills, in the east. In between it passes through Wesley Chapel, Land O' Lakes, Elfers. SR 54 is a six-lane divided highway from its western terminus at US 19. In between County Roads 77 and 1 in Seven Springs, the road moves southeast along the Mitchell Bypass, which crosses over the Anclote River the moment it moves away from Old CR 54; the segment between Trinity Boulevard and Gunn Highway in Odessa was rebuilt and relocated along a former Atlantic Coast Line Railroad right-of-way that ran from Pinellas County where much of the Pinellas Trail exists today into Trilby. Pasco County created a gap in this route between the western terminus of State Road 56 and the northern terminus of State Road 581 by exchanging maintenance responsibilities with FDOT for those caused by the newly created SR 56; this western segment of SR 54 became CR 54. This western CR 54 segment has been widened to six lanes from just west of Interstate 75 to the resumption of State Road 54 at State Road 581, the six lane highway continues eastward as State Road 54 from that point to a point east of Curley Road, where the highway ends.

A West Zephyrhills Bypass has been proposed between a location east of the intersection with CR 577 and the north end of the merger of CR 579 and the eastern segment of CR 54 known as Eiland Boulevard, near Zephyrhills. In the meantime, State Road 54 remains a two-lane undivided highway from the end of the newer highway to SR 54's eastern terminus at US 301 in downtown Zephyrhills. Seven Springs: Old County Road 54, Little Road, Gunn HighwayOdessa: Abandoned State Road 54 R. O. W.: Gunn Highway from CR 996 to Old Gunn Highway. Black Lake RoadLand O' Lakes: Catfish Lake LaneCypress Creek: Cabbage Swamp Road Memorial DriveWesley Chapel: County Road 54, left as a gap in the state road when State Road 56 was constructed. Zephyrhills: State Road 54 continued from its present terminus at US 301 along a concurrency with 301 to the present-day eastern segment of County Road 54, where it followed present CR 54 eastward to US 98 and the Pasco-Polk County line; the entire route is in Pasco County. Besides the gap between SRs 56 and 581 in Wesley Chapel, County Road 54 is a county extension of SR 54 south of Dade City.

It begins at County Road 579 west of downtown Zephyrhills and runs north in a short overlap with that road until it curves east, runs east along Eiland Boulevard, while CR 579 continues north along Handcart Road. This intersection is the site of the eastern terminus of the proposed West Zephyrhills Bypass. Turning to the southeast it moves straight east and wes along a former segment of North Avenue, only to turn northeast again at the intersection with the existing North Avenue turns stright before encountering County Road 41, an intersection with U. S. Route 301, where it catches hidden SR 54. East of US 301. Before this it encounters and intersection with 12th Street and Wire Road, where a former segment of SR 54 used to turn north from 12th Street east to the present CR 54 until that route was relocated to the hidden route along US 301. Once CR 54 leaves the city north of Zephyrhills Municipal Airport it has an intersection with the western terminus of County Road 54 Alternate on the northwest corner of an at-grade crossing with the CSX Yeoman Subdivision, east of that crossing encounters a major county road known as CR 535.

From there, the road takes a slight turn to the northeast as it crosses another CSX railroad line known as the Vitis Subdivision, runs along the northern border of the Upper Hillsborough Wildlife Management Area. Shifting back straight east and west again, it approaches the southern terminus of Alternate CR 35 in Lumberton, although ALT CR 35 may have overlapped CR 54 east of here at one time. Beyond this point it passes through the aforementioned wildlife management area where it approaches a narrow bridge over the Hillsborough River, thus running along the Pasco-Polk County line, both side of which consist of private property once again until it reaches US 98 in Branchborough. State Road 54A, known locally as Black Lake Road, is a road located in Odessa, Florida totaling 1.097 miles. Portions of the road were once part of State Road 54 until it was realigned to bypass the suburbs it runs along. Despite the realignment, Black Lake Road is still maintained by FDOT, it consists of two separate roads, both named Black Lake Road, as well as a cul de sac connecting to the current SR 54.

County Road 54 Alternate is a bannered alternate of CR 54 east of the Zephyrhills City Limits. It begins on the west side of the CR 54 at-grade crossing of the CSX Yeoman Subdivision, as Forbes Road and immediately turns straight north From there it curves east onto Lynbrook Drive and crosses the same railroad line with an at-grade crossing of its own; the only other road that passes for a major intersection at this point is CR 535. Before Lynbrook Road becomes a dead end street in Lumberton, ALT CR 54 makes another north turn onto Elwood Road, it turns northeast onto Merrick Road where it crosses another CSX railroad line known as the Vitis Subdivision, after passing two dirt roads such as Lena Circle and Bayleaf Street turns straight east and west once again. ALT CR 54 remains at this trajectory until it ends at Alternate County Road 35, although as with its parent route, ALT CR 54 may have overlapped ALT CR 35 going south back to CR 54 at one time. Florida Route Log (SR