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Emmonak, Alaska

Emmonak is a city in Kusilvak Census Area, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 762, down from 767 in 2000. Emmonak is located in the large delta of the Yukon River at 62°46′38″N 164°32′42″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.6 square miles, of which, 7.5 square miles of it is land and 1.1 square miles of it is water. Emmonak is one of the last permanent settlements along the Yukon before it empties out into Bering Sea. Emmonak first appeared on the 1970 U. S. Census as an incorporated city, although was erroneously called "Emanguk." It was the successor community to Kwiguk, located a mile and a half south, most of whose residents removed to the new village of Emmonak in 1964 after flooding damaged the old village, including their cannery. As of the census of 2000, there were 767 people, 189 households, 150 families residing in the city; the population density was 102.2 people per square mile. There were 218 housing units at an average density of 29.0 per square mile.

The racial makeup of the city was 5.61% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 91.26% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 2.74% from two or more races. 1.04 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 189 households out of which 55.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 18.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.6% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.06 and the average family size was 4.58. In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 44.1% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, 5.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females, there were 116.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $32,917, the median income for a family was $38,750.

Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $18,542 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,069. About 16.4% of families and 16.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.9% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over. In the winter of 2008-2009, a combination of a cold winter and increased fuel prices led to economic hardship. Due to a collapse in local king salmon fisheries in 2008, residents were unable to buy increased amounts of heating oil at higher prices. On January 10, 2009 Nicholas C. Tucker, Sr. a town elder, circulated a letter asking for aid. The letter was circulated by Alaska bloggers. K-12 students attend Emmonak School, operated by the Lower Yukon School District

Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. It was first published in 1974 by Tactical Studies Rules, Inc.. The game has been published by Wizards of the Coast since 1997, it was derived from miniature wargames, with a variation of the 1971 game Chainmail serving as the initial rule system. D&D's publication is recognized as the beginning of modern role-playing games and the role-playing game industry. D&D departs from traditional wargaming by allowing each player to create their own character to play instead of a military formation; these characters embark upon imaginary adventures within a fantasy setting. A Dungeon Master serves as the game's referee and storyteller, while maintaining the setting in which the adventures occur, playing the role of the inhabitants of the game world; the characters form a party and they interact with the setting's inhabitants and each other. Together they solve dilemmas, engage in battles, gather treasure and knowledge.

In the process, the characters earn experience points in order to rise in levels, become powerful over a series of separate gaming sessions. The early success of D&D led to a proliferation of similar game systems. Despite the competition, D&D has remained as the market leader in the role-playing game industry. In 1977, the game was split into two branches: the rules-light game system of basic Dungeons & Dragons, the more structured, rules-heavy game system of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. AD&D 2nd Edition was published in 1989. In 2000, a new system was released as D&D 3rd edition, continuing the edition numbering from AD&D; these 3rd edition rules formed the basis of the d20 System, available under the Open Game License for use by other publishers. D&D 4th edition was released in June 2008; the 5th edition of D&D, the most recent, was released during the second half of 2014. In 2004, D&D remained the best-known, best-selling, role-playing game in the US, with an estimated 20 million people having played the game, more than US$1 billion in book and equipment sales worldwide.

2017 had "the most number of players in its history — 12 million to 15 million in North America alone". D&D 5th edition sales "were up 41 percent in 2017 from the year before, soared another 52 percent in 2018, the game’s biggest sales year yet"; the game has been supplemented by many pre-made adventures, as well as commercial campaign settings suitable for use by regular gaming groups. D&D is known beyond the game itself for other D&D-branded products, references in popular culture, some of the controversies that have surrounded it a moral panic in the 1980s falsely linking it to Satanism and suicide; the game has been translated into many languages. Dungeons & Dragons is a open-ended role-playing game, it is played indoors with the participants seated around a tabletop. Each player controls only a single character, which represents an individual in a fictional setting; when working together as a group, these player characters are described as a "party" of adventurers, with each member having their own area of specialty which contributes to the success of the whole.

During the course of play, each player directs the actions of their character and their interactions with other characters in the game. This activity is performed through the verbal impersonation of the characters by the players, while employing a variety of social and other useful cognitive skills, such as logic, basic mathematics and imagination. A game continues over a series of meetings to complete a single adventure, longer into a series of related gaming adventures, called a "campaign"; the results of the party's choices and the overall storyline for the game are determined by the Dungeon Master according to the rules of the game and the DM's interpretation of those rules. The DM selects and describes the various non-player characters that the party encounters, the settings in which these interactions occur, the outcomes of those encounters based on the players' choices and actions. Encounters take the form of battles with "monsters" – a generic term used in D&D to describe hostile beings such as animals, aberrant beings, or mythical creatures.

The game's extensive rules – which cover diverse subjects such as social interactions, magic use and the effect of the environment on PCs – help the DM to make these decisions. The DM may choose to deviate from the published rules or make up new ones if they feel it is necessary; the most recent versions of the game's rules are detailed in three core rulebooks: The Player's Handbook, the Dungeon Master's Guide and the Monster Manual. The only items required to play the game are the rulebooks, a character sheet for each player, a number of polyhedral dice. Many players use miniature figures on a grid map as a visual aid during combat; some editions of the game presume such usage. Many optional accessories are available to enhance the game, such as expansion rulebooks, pre-designed adventures and various campaign settings. Before the game begins, each player creates their player character and records the details on a character sheet. First, a player determines their character's ability scores, which consist of Strength, Dexterity, Intelligence and Charisma.

Each edition of the game has offered differing methods of determining these statistics. The player chooses a race such as human or elf, a character class such as fighter or wizar


SanCor is one of the leading dairy producers in Argentina. It holds one fifth of the total production in the country, 90% of the Argentine exports of dairy products, it is a large cooperative made up many smaller ones, based on the Argentine "central milk basin" around the border between the provinces of Santa Fe and Córdoba. SanCor produces milk, powdered milk, cheeses, yogurt, dulce de leche and desserts, which are sold under various brand names: SanCor, San Regim, Las Tres Niñas, Santa Brígida, Granja Blanca and Chelita; the cooperative was founded on 17 September 1938 as an association of many cooperative producers in the central area of the country, grew as its success attracted more members. Its first industrial plant was opened in 1940 in Sunchales, Santa Fe, where SanCor's administrative headquarters are located today. New plants, producing butter and dulce de leche, followed during the 1940s. In 1953, SanCor opened a branch office in New York City, United States, in order to boost its international trade operations.

In 1986 a daughter company, SanCor do Brasil Produtos Alimentícios Limitada, was founded in São Paulo, Brazil. In 1994 SanCor became the first Argentine cooperative to issue its own negotiable instruments. During the 1990s, SanCor incurred a large debt to finance capital investment. In 1998 the crisis of the dairy market started causing difficulties for the cooperative, which became overwhelming after the collapse of the Argentine economy in 2001. Near the end of 2006, the company was faced with the impossibility of paying up about $167 million. A letter of intent was signed by the firm Adecoagro owned by American financist George Soros. Adecoagro had agreed to provide SanCor with $50 million as work capital plus $70 million to refinance its debt, receiving in exchange the control of 62.5% of the company. Upon concerns from the national government and others, SanCor denied it had received any other offers from national investors, but the Petersen Group, led by Argentine entrepreneurs Enrique Eskenazi, Hugo Sigman and Eduardo Eurnekian, claimed it had presented a better offer, rejected.

Soon afterwards, Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez visited Argentina and proposed a salvage loan to SanCor in order to pay its debt and to finance needed investment, in exchange for milk powder and technical advice. The formal agreement was signed on 11 December 2006 between SanCor and the Banco de Desarrollo Económico y Social de Venezuela, an autonomous financial agent of the Venezuelan government. SanCor will not have to cease being a cooperative, as it would have happened with the alternative offers; the total loan will amount to $135 million, of which $80 million will be repaid with exports of powdered milk, while the other $55 million will be employed as work capital. 2004.9, SanCor Cooperativas Unidas Limitada and Dairy Partners Americas Argentina S. A. created a joint venture for the production and commercialization in Argentina of yogurt, fresh cheese, fermented milk, custards and fluid and flavored milks. SanCor and DPAA have equal shares in the UTE called “UNION SANCOR CUL / DPAA UNION TRANSITORIA DE EMPRESAS.”

As part of the alliance, it was agreed that the UTE's production will be made in plants owned by SanCor and DPAA. 2009, SanCor purchases the assets of the union corporation by SanCor / DPAA. Official website SanCor do Brasil

Mohammad Javed Patwary

IGP Mohammad Javed Patwary, BPM is a three star police officer of Bangladesh and the 28th Inspector General of Police of Bangladesh Police and its current chief. Earlier, he served as Additional Inspector General of Police Special Branch. Patwary grew up in Mandary Village, Sadar upazila, Chandpur district, he completed his HSC from Baburhat high school and Chandpur Govt. College respectively, he earned master's in social welfare from the University of Dhaka. He joined Bangladesh Police as an Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1986 and awarded first merit position in the 6th Bangladesh Civil Service, he obtained his Ph. D. from the Jahangirnagar University under Public Administration department. His research topic was "Combating Terrorism in Bangladesh: Challenges and Prospects"

Ayrlies Garden

Ayrlies Garden is a country garden near Whitford, southeast of Auckland on the North Island of New Zealand. It is one of New Zealand's best-known gardens, has been described as the "quintessential New Zealand garden"; the New Zealand Gardens Trust has rated it its highest rating. The garden now covers some 12 acres of rolling terrain, with large lawns and waterways, planted informal borders which make strong use of colour, including a "lurid border" of'hot' colours; some areas feature roses and perennials. It includes many large trees - liquid amber, swamp cypress and pin oak - which have grown in the warm and wet climate, with rare frosts and over 50 inches of rain a year, it contains several structures around the main house, including a small'sitooterie' - a low gazebo, to sit out in and admire the view. The large site is unified by a consistent use of materials; the garden was created by Beverly McConnell and her late husband Malcolm, co-founder of New Zealand engineering and construction company McConnell Dowell.

It is named after Malcolm McConnell's grandfather's farm in Scotland. The garden began in 1964, when the McConnells moved to the site with their young family, starting with a 3-acre coastal site, bare paddock with a heavy clay soil, expanding to 12 acres in 1978, including the addition of three large ponds. From 2000, 35 acres of swamp flats below the homestead were transformed into a wetland area with an 8-acre lake, linking the garden to the Hauraki Gulf nearby; the garden is open to the public on weekdays, for a fee. Ayrlies Garden

Chester College of New England

Chester College of New England was a bachelor's degree-granting college that provided a foundation in the liberal arts and the fine arts, complemented by majors in the professional arts. It opened in 1965 as White Pines College and closed at the end of the 2011-2012 academic year for financial reasons. Located in Chester, New Hampshire, the college offered degree programs in creative writing, professional writing and media arts, graphic design, computer science, fine arts, communication arts and interdisciplinary arts. Chester College offered minor programs in creative writing, illustration and writing; the college featured a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1, artist-in-residence programs, a program of guest lectures, exhibitions and photography exhibits and relationships with professional associations. In April 2012 the college disclosed an operating deficit. Despite fundraising efforts, in May 2012, the college's Board of Trustees announced that they had voted to close the college; the college was founded in 1965 as White Pines College by Ed.

D. The first class was admitted in 1967; the name of the school was changed in 2002, under Dr. William Nevious, third president of the college. Around this time, the college expanded from a 2-year program to a 4-year college with an emphasis on the arts. Nevious was credited with transformation of the college during his presidency. "Dr. Nevious took this college, on its death bed, revived it," said Fred Kocher, a member of the college's board of trustees. On June 30, 2007, Nevious stepped down as the college's president after six years. Former Manchester mayor Robert Baines was named interim president. Baines served as president of the college until he and the Board of Trustees decided to close the school in 2012. Prior to the closure of the school the faculty and staff of the college arranged a vote of no confidence against Baines. Baines remained as president until the official closing. New England College and the New Hampshire Institute of Art each offered to accept Chester students as transfers after the college's closure.

Over 80% of the students chose to transfer to NHIA, as did several faculty members. The campus was sold in 2015 to Jiahui Education, which inaugurated a summer program in 2016 as Busche Academy for elementary and middle-school aged students from China; the college's Visiting Artists and Writers Series welcomed artists and authors to lecture, sit in on classes, host readings and gallery exhibits. Notable authors included Steve Almond, Nicholson Baker, Mary Gaitskill, Jennifer Haigh, Sharon Olds, George Saunders, Michelle Tea. Notable visual artists included Pipo Nguyen-duy. Chester College of New England, as archived by the Wayback Machine on May 28, 2013