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Economy of Arkansas

The economy of Arkansas produced US$119 billion of gross domestic product in 2015. Six Fortune 500 companies are based including the world's # 1 corporation, Walmart. Arkansas's per capita income for 2010 was $36,027; the three-year median household income from 2009-11 was ranking forty-ninth in the nation. According to CNBC, Arkansas ranks as the 35th best state for business, with the 10th-lowest cost of doing business, 8th-lowest cost of living, 41st best workforce, 29th-best economic climate, 41st-best educated workforce, 41st-best infrastructure and the 32nd-friendliest regulatory environment. Arkansas gained twelve spots in the best state for business rankings since 2011. Arkansas ranks as one of the top states for charitable giving. In 2011, Arkansans gave 6.3% of their discretionary income to charity, ranking it as the seventh-most generous state. The Pine Bluff metropolitan area ranked as the seventh-most charitable metro area in the nation during the same time period; the state's 2011 exports totaled $5.6 billion.

Civilian aircraft was the primary export from Arkansas in 2011 in terms of market share, worth half a billion dollars. Poultry, rice, ammunition, organic chemicals and shock absorbers are important exports from Arkansas. Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation in Little Rock is one of the largest foreign-owned corporations in Arkansas. Arkansas's primary exporting partners in 2011 included Canada, China, South Korea and Singapore; the state ranks third in terms of channel catfish aquaculture, with about 19,200 acres under catfish farming in 2010. The peak of catfish farming in the state was in the year 2002. In 2007, the state's catfish producers generated sales of $71.5 million – 16 percent of the total U. S. market. Arkansas was the first state to develop commercial catfish farms in the late 1950s; the number of catfish farms in the state grew through the 1990s as farmers entered the catfish business as a way to provide additional income during a time of low prices for cotton and soybeans. The following table lists the public companies headquartered in Arkansas with 2017 revenues placing them in the Fortune 1000 largest U.

S. companies. The following table lists the only held companies headquartered in Arkansas with 2011 revenues over $1 billion. Arkansas produced 588,700,000,000,000 British thermal units in 2007 from coal, petroleum and renewable energy sources. In 2007, 46.2% of Arkansas's energy production was from natural gas, 27.6% from nuclear power, 19.9% from renewable sources, 6.2% from fossil fuels. Arkansas imports petroleum for use in the transportation sector but is a net exporter of electric power, selling 20,400,000,000,000 British thermal units to the national electric grid in 2007; the rural nature of Arkansas causes Arkansans to spend more on energy than the national average. Due to transmission, 65% of electricity was lost on its way to consumers in 2007; the state's low population density results in higher electricity costs and more gallons of fuel used per vehicle. Arkansas consumes more natural gas and renewable energy and less fossil fuels than the national average. Petroleum production in Arkansas began with a boom in the early 1920s in southern Arkansas.

Produced by Union, Lafayette and Ouachita counties, the boom began when the Busey Well No. 1 was completed on January 10, 1921. The region El Dorado and Smackover, oil production exploded into a large part of the Arkansas economy. Today, petroleum is a minor piece of the state economy, yet the industry remains one of the largest employers in the region. Today, remnants of the oil boom include Murphy Oil, a gasoline retailer and Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, which informs visitors of the history of oil in the area. Two refineries, the El Dorado Refinery and the Smackover Refinery produce. Natural gas has become an important source of energy and economic activity in north central Arkansas. Hydraulic fracturing in the Fayetteville Shale has impacted much of the region's economy, including Cleburne, Faulkner, Van Buren, White counties; the state ranked 12th in terms of marketed production of natural gas in 2007. However and environmental concerns, including the possible responsibility for earthquakes called the Guy-Greenbrier earthquake swarm have slowed the continued development of activity in the region.

Although accounting for a small portion of Arkansas's energy production mixture, coal reserves are being mined in the state. Coal is located in the Arkansas River Valley in western Arkansas; the state has significant lignite deposits as well. Arkansas coal has low sulfur content compared to national averages. Renewable energy plays an important role in Arkansas's energy consumption cycle; the state's energy mix included 10% renewables, compared to a national average of 5.7%, in 2007. Hydroelectric power is the state's largest source of renewable energy. Dams such as Beaver, Bull Shoals, Greers Ferry, Dardanelle Lock and Dam all have capability of producing hydroelectric power. Although Arkansas ranks 27th nationally in wind energy potential, the state has few wind turbines installed. However, the world's largest turbine blade manufacturer, LM Wind Power and Nordex, a turbine component company have both added facilities in the state. Arkansas imposes a state income tax with six brackets, ranging from 1.0% to 7.0%.

The first $9,000 of military pay of enlisted personnel is exempt from Arkansas tax. Retirees pay no tax on Social Securi

Ko Sung-hyun

Ko Sung-hyun is an internationally elite badminton player from South Korea. Ko Sung-hyun is a right-handed player, his current partner in the men's doubles is Shin Baek-cheol. His best performances to date were at the 2010 Hong Kong Super Series where he won the men's doubles tournament with Yoo Yeong-seong and at the 2010 Paris World Championships where they reached the round of sixteen. In mixed doubles Ko Sung-hyun and Ha Jung-eun reached the semifinals at the 2010 World Championships where they claimed the bronze medal. In 2014, Ko won his first Superseries title in mixed doubles with Kim Ha-na at the 2014 Australian Super Series. Ko and Shin Baek-cheol won gold in 2014 BWF World Championships by defeating the first seed and their own teammates, Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong. Men's doubles Mixed doubles Men's doubles Mixed doubles Men's doubles The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation.

The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300, the BWF Tour Super 100. Men's doubles Mixed doubles The BWF Superseries, launched on December 14, 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation. BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end. Men's doubles Mixed doubles BWF Superseries Finals tournament BWF Superseries Premier tournament BWF Superseries tournament The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold, it is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation since 2007. Men's doubles Mixed doubles BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament BWF Grand Prix tournament Men's doubles Mixed doubles BWF International Challenge tournament BWF International Series tournament Ko Sung-hyun at BWF.tournamentsoftware.com Ko Sung-hyun at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com

Hillesheim, Mainz-Bingen

Hillesheim is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Mainz-Bingen district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The municipality belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde Rhein-Selz. Hillesheim’s neighbours are Dittelsheim-Heßloch, Dorn-Dürkheim, Gau-Odernheim and Eimsheim. Hillesheim has two centres, Ortskern, or municipal core, Bahnhof, or railway station. In the outlying centre of Bahnhof stands the former railway station once served by the Osthofen–Gau Odernheim line and used together with the neighbouring municipality of Dorn-Dürkheim. In the 13th century, Hillesheim had its first documentary mention, although the laying of the churchtower’s foundation stone has been dated to 1204. In 1387, ownership of Hillesheim was divided up: The Kirchbergteil went to Rosenthal Convent at the Donnersberg whereas the Haßlocher Teil remained in Imperial hands. Despite changing ruling relationships in the centuries that followed, the two parts remained apart.

In 1792, Hillesheim was occupied by the French Revolutionary Army, passed to the French department of Donnersberg. In 1814, Russian forces crossed the Rhine to vanquish Emperor Napoleon; the soldiers, died to a man of a sickness and were buried on the Kirchberg. In 1816, Hillesheim passed to the Grand Duchy of Hesse and was assigned in the time that followed first to the Alzey district and in 1852 to the newly founded Oppenheim district. After the Second World War, along with all Rhenish Hesse, belonged to the French zone of occupation, out of which the state of Rhineland-Palatinate arose in 1949. Since district reform in 1969, Hillesheim has belonged to the Mainz-Bingen district. Besides the predominant explanation of the name being derived from Higeliheim or Hügelsheim because of the hilly landscape, there is a competing explanation holding that the name comes from Hültzheim or Holtzheim, which would be a reference to the wealth of wood; the council is made up of 13 council members, counting the part-time mayor, with seats apportioned thus: The Ortsbürgermeister is Helmut Schmitt.

The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Per pale Or fretty gules and azure a rose slipped argent seeded of the second. In Ludwig Roselius’s Coffee Hag albums from the early 20th century, Hillesheim’s arms are shown in somewhat different tinctures. On the sinister side, the field is gules instead of azure, the rose is seeded Or instead of gules. Municipality’s official webpage

Rezvi Sheriff

Vidya Jyothi Mohamed Hussain Rezvi Sheriff, FRCP, FRCPE, FRACP, FCCP, FSLCGP, FNASSL is a Sri Lankan academic and physician. He is the director of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, he is a consultant physician and nephrologist at National Hospital Sri Lanka. Sheriff began his formal education at Zahira College Colombo and received a Scholarship and moved to Royal College Colombo, he subsequently entered the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo where he obtained both a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Doctor of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Ceylon College of Physicians. After qualification he was appointed lecturer in medicine in the Department of Medicine under Professor Kumaradasa Rajasuriya. After training in the UK obtaining MRCP he returned as senior lecturer being promoted to professor, he and his collaborator AH Sheriffdeen set up the first transplant programme in the country in October 1985.

He and Surendra Ramachandran pioneered the speciality of Nephrology in Sri Lanka. Nearly 1,000 transplants have been done under his supervision, he is a member of the senior advisory board to SACTRC with Nimal Senanayake, Ravindra fernando and Janaka de Silva. He founded the OxCol for studies on yellow oleander poisoning, he was president of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, Ceylon College of Physicians, Sri Lanka Association for Nephrology and Transplantation, SAARC Society of Nephrology and Transplant Surgery and the Founder President of the Hypertension Society in Sri Lanka in addition to being a founder of the Health Informatics Society in Sri Lanka and a councillor of the International Society of Nephrology. He is an External Examiner for MRCP in Chennai, he is the Ceylon College of Physician Coordinator for MRCP Examinations in Sri Lanka. He has published in Nephrology, Snake Bite and Oleander Poisoning, he is the founder chairman of Western Infirmary Hospital in Colombo, a center known for renal disease care and transplantation.

He retired from University of Colombo on September 2014, after 41 years of service. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Honorary Fellow of the College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka and a Fellow of the National Academy of Science of Sri Lanka; the Titular honour Vidya Jyothi was conferred upon him by the Government of Sri Lanka in recognition of his contribution to Nephrology and Transplantation in Sri Lanka. He received a Lion International Merit Award

British athletic clubs league system

The British athletic clubs league system is a series of interconnected leagues for British athletic clubs. Men and women are segregated; the British Athletics League is a national league competition for senior men, consisting of 38 clubs across five divisions. There is promotion and relegation within the league and the bottom two teams of the lowest division go into a qualifying competition with the top teams of the regional leagues; the UK Women's Athletic League is a national league competition for senior women, consisting of 32 clubs across four divisions. There is promotion and relegation within the league and the bottom two teams of the lowest division go into a qualifying competition with the top teams of the regional leagues; the tables below shows the current structure of the system. British Athletic League UK Women's Athletic League Southern Athletics League Northern Athletics League Midland Athletics League Welsh Athletics League Scottish Athletics League

Juan Antonio Ribeyro Estrada

Juan Antonio Ribeyro Estada was a 19th-century Peruvian politician. He was Prime Minister of Peru, he was President of the Supreme Court of Peru. He served in the Chamber of Deputies of Peru. Family Tree Basadre Grohmann, Jorge Historia de la República del Perú. 1822 - 1933, 8th edition, Volumes 5-7, Editada por el Diario "La República" de Lima y la Universidad "Ricardo Palma". Impreso en Santiago de Chile, ISBN 9789972205668 Tauro del Pino, Alberto Enciclopedia ilustrada del Perú: síntesis del conocimiento integral del Perú, desde sus orígenes hasta la actualidad. 3rd edition. Volume 14. Lima: PEISA. ISBN 9789972401497 Vargas Ugarte, Rubén: Historia General del Perú. Tomo IX. Primera Edición. Editor Carlos Milla Batres. Lima, Perú, 1971