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Evening Shade, Arkansas

Evening Shade is a city in Sharp County, United States. The population was 432 at the 2010 census; the town was fictionalized in a television situation comedy starring Burt Reynolds entitled Evening Shade in the U. S. Evening Shade was named in 1817 from the density of shade cast by the tall pine timber on an adjacent hill, it has been noted on lists of unusual place names. Evening Shade is located at 36°4′14″N 91°37′17″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2000, there were 465 people, 204 households, 137 families residing in the town; the population density was 294.2 people per square mile. There were 244 housing units at an average density of 154.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 98.49% White, 1.51% from two or more races. 0.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 204 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.8% were non-families.

31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.88. In the town the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males. The median income for a household in the town was $24,500, the median income for a family was $31,111. Males had a median income of $23,958 versus $15,833 for females; the per capita income for the town was $13,662. About 8.1% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and 23.2% of those age 65 or over. Public education for early childhood and secondary school students is available from the Cave City School District, which includes the Evening Shade Math & Science Academy in Evening Shade, as well as Cave City Intermediate School, Cave City Middle School, Cave City High School in Cave City.

On July 1, 2004 the Evening Shade School District consolidated with the Cave City School District. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Evening Shade has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps

2014 Las Vegas Bowl

The 2014 Las Vegas Bowl was an American college football bowl game, played on December 20, 2014, at Sam Boyd Stadium in Whitney, Nevada, in the Las Vegas Valley. The 23rd annual Las Vegas Bowl, it featured the Colorado State Rams of the Mountain West Conference against the Utah Utes from the Pac-12 Conference, it was one of the 2014 -- 15 bowl games. The game aired on ABC and Sports USA Radio Network. Sponsored by motor oil manufacturer Royal Purple, the game was known as the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. Utah beat Colorado State by a score of 45–10; this was the 80th overall meeting between these two teams, with Utah leading the series 55–22–2. The last time these two teams met was in 2010. Source

Freifunk

Freifunk is a non-commercial open grassroots initiative to support free computer networks in the German region. Freifunk is part of the international movement for a wireless community network; the initiative counts about 400 local communities with over 41,000 access points. Among them, Münster, Munich and Paderborn are the biggest communities, with more than 1,000 access points each; the main goals of Freifunk are to build a large scale free wireless Wi-Fi network, decentralized, owned by those who run it and to support local communication. The initiative is based on the Picopeering Agreement. In this agreement, participants agree upon a network, free from discrimination, in the sense of net neutrality. Similar grassroots initiatives in Austria and in Switzerland are Openwireless. Like many other free community-driven networks, Freifunk uses mesh technology to bring up ad hoc networks by interconnecting multiple Wireless LANs. In a Wi-Fi mobile ad hoc network, all routers connect to each other using special routing software.

When a router fails, this software automatically calculates a new route to the destination. This software, the Freifunk firmware, is based on other free software. There are several different implementations of the firmware depending on the hardware and protocols local communities use; the first Wi-Fi ad hoc network was done in USA in 1999 as demonstrated by Toh. It was a six-node implementation running the Associativity-Based Routing protocol on Linux kernel and WAVELAN WiFi, but ABR was a patented protocol. Following that experience, Freifunk work on standard IETF protocols - the two common standard proposals are OLSR and B. A. T. M. A. N; the development of B. A. T. M. A. N. is driven by Freifunk activists on a volunteering basis. One of the results of the BerLon workshop in October 2002 on free wireless community networks in Berlin and London was the Picopeering Agreement; this agreement about rationales of free networks describes how the transmission of other people's data is handled in a free network and has become a core agreement of the community.

During the workshop, participants agreed upon regular meetings in Berlin to build their own free wifi network. Since, there have been weekly meetings at c-base Hackerspace every Wednesday. At the same time, the German language site freifunk.net was started. In September 2003, Freifunk activists founded the non-profit association Förderverein Freie Netzwerke e. V. to support free communication infrastructures. In the following years, the initiative became quite successful all over Germany because it became easier to install the Freifunk firmware on off-the-shelf wireless routers. There is a yearly Wireless Community Weekend taking place in Berlin, at c-base. In 2012, the Berlin Freifunk community got a lot of media attention for a project called Freifunk Freedom Fighter Box; the project fights secondary liability: Secondary liability is the legal situation that makes the owners of open / non-encrypted wireless access points liable for what other users do over their internet connection, as outlined in the Störerhaftung law.

The owners can thus be forced to pay for copyright infringements of third persons just because they opened their network to the public. This legal practice led to fear and uncertainty and made many people close their access points, e.g. in cafés or in public locations. The Freifunk Freedom Fighter Box was a preconfigured access point that sent all data from the public network to Sweden over a VPN connection. In Sweden, there is no secondary liability. In 2013, the Hamburg Freifunk community set up a network of more than 300 nodes, using VPN tunnels to the Netherlands. Many new Freifunk communities emerged. In Berlin, the community is building a backbone network based on microwave transmission over longer distances; this project is funded by the local broadcasting corporation Medienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg and is still on-going in Germany. Netsukuku Mesh networking Guifi.net NYC Mesh Official website Video clip that explains the Freifunk idea on YouTube or Version in German with English subtitles on YouTube Freifunk firmware information in the Freifunk wiki Freifunk wiki Wireless Networking in the developing world.

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2010 McDonald's All-American Girls Game

The 2010 McDonald's All-American Girls Game was an All-star basketball game played on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, home of the Ohio State Buckeyes. The game's rosters featured the best and most recruited high school girls graduating in 2010; the game was the 9th annual version of the McDonald's All-American Game first played in 2002. The 48 players were selected from 2,500 nominees by a committee of basketball experts, they were chosen not only for their on-court skills, but for their performances off the court as well. Coach Morgan Wootten, who had more than 1,200 wins as head basketball coach at DeMatha High School, was chairman of the selection committee. Legendary UCLA coach John Wooden, involved in the McDonald's All American Games since its inception, served as chairman of the Games and as an advisor to the selection committee. Proceeds from the 2010 McDonald's All American High School Basketball Games went to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio and its Ronald McDonald House program.

The 2010 game was played at Ohio State University's Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio on March 31, 2010. Http://www.hoopfeed.com/content/2010/02/11/2010-mcdonalds-all-american-basketball-game-rosters-announced/ The West team will be coached by: Co-Head Coach Dorena Bingham of East Anchorage High School Co-Head Coach Cathy Self-Morgan of Duncanville High School Asst Coach of The East team will be coached by: Co-Head Coach Scott Rodgers of Indian Hill High School Co-Head Coach Dave Schlabach of Hiland High School Asst Coach of * = Starting Line-up Monday, March 29: Powerade JamFest Three-Point Shoot-out Timed Basketball Skills Competition Wednesday, March 31: 9th Annual Girls All-American GameThe Powerade JamFest is a skills-competition evening featuring basketball players who demonstrate their skills in two crowd-entertaining ways. The 3-point shooting challenge was first conducted in 1989, the timed basketball skills competition was added to the schedule of events in 2009. Maggie Lucas, Penn State Lady Lions signee, was winner of the 2010 3-point shoot-out.

She scored 22 points in the final round to win the competition. The winner of the basketball skills competition was Chelsea Gray. 2010 McDonald's All-American Boys Game McDonald's All-American on the web

Bo Jackson Baseball

Bo Jackson Baseball is a baseball video game, released for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Commodore Amiga and IBM PC-compatibles. The game features athlete Bo Jackson, who at the time of the game's release was a star in professional baseball and a former professional football player. In Europe, the game was released by Mindscape as TV Sports: Baseball, part of the TV Sports series that included TV Sports: Basketball and other games based on hockey and American football. An option allows the player to play anywhere from five to nine innings. Players can choose to throw five different kinds of pitches either at a normal speed, or rapidly. Players can either play in playoff mode. Either one or two players can participate. In addition to those options, a CPU vs CPU mode and a CPU vs CPU quick mode are available in order to quicken up a tournament; the game uses city names but not the team names because of not having any proper licensing with Major League Baseball. However, the players are purely fictional and they cannot be edited.

Some of the player names are parodies of real life baseball players. There is a cheat code that allows players to play as an all-Bo Jackson baseball team; the Commodore Amiga version includes a league mode. The Amiga version of Bo Jackson Baseball has enhanced 16-bit graphics that are superior to the NES version. Computer Gaming World stated that the IBM version of Bo Jackson was best as an arcade game and, because of its lack of real players' statistics, less successful than competitors as a simulation. Nintendo Power gave this game a 2.8 out of 5 in their September 1991 review while Electronic Gaming Monthly issued a 4.25 out of 10 review in their October 1991 issue of their magazine

Stephen Lekapenos

Stephen Lekapenos or Lecapenus was the second son of the Byzantine emperor Romanos I Lekapenos, co-emperor from 924 to 945. With his younger brother Constantine, he deposed Romanos I in December 944, but was overthrown and exiled by the legitimate emperor Constantine VII a few weeks later. Stephen lived out his life in exile on the island of Lesbos, where he died on Easter 963. Stephen was the second son of his wife Theodora, his older siblings were Christopher and his sisters Helena, who married Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos, Agatha, who married Romanos Argyros. His younger brothers were Theophylact, he also had at least two unnamed younger sisters, known only because of their marriages to the magistroi Romanos Mosele and Romanos Saronites. Romanos Lekapenos had risen to power in 919, when he had managed to appoint himself regent over the young Constantine VII and marry his daughter Helena to him. Within a year, he successively rose from basileopator to Caesar, was crowned senior emperor on 17 December 920.

To consolidate his hold on power, with a view of supplanting the ruling Macedonian dynasty with his own family, he raised his eldest son Christopher to co-emperor in May 921, while Stephen and Constantine were proclaimed co-emperors on 25 December 924. Following Christopher's early death in 931, given Constantine VII's de facto sidelining and Constantine assumed an increased prominence, although formally they still ranked after their brother-in-law in the college of emperors. In 933, Stephen was married to Anna, the daughter of a certain Gabalas, crowned Augusta on the same occasion; the couple had Romanos. According to the 11th-century chronicler George Kedrenos, he was castrated in 945, but became a sebastophoros. Stephen and Constantine Lekapenos came to the fore in 943, when they opposed a dynastic marriage for their nephew, Romanos II, their father wanted to have his eldest surviving grandson married to Euphrosyne, a daughter of his successful general John Kourkouas. Although such a union would cement the loyalty of the army, it would strengthen the position of the legitimate Macedonian line, represented by Romanos II and his father Constantine VII, over the imperial claims of Romanos's own sons.

Predictably and Constantine opposed this decision, prevailed upon their father, by this time ill and old, to dismiss Kourkouas in the autumn of 944. Romanos II instead married Bertha, an illegitimate daughter of Hugh of Arles, King of Italy, who changed her name to Eudokia after her marriage. With Romanos I approaching the end of his life, the matter of his succession became urgent. In 943, Romanos drafted a will which would leave Constantine VII as the senior emperor following his death; this upset his two sons, who feared that their brother-in-law would have them deposed and force them to take monastic vows. Motivated, in the opinion of Steven Runciman by self-preservation and from genuine ambition, they started planning to seize power through a coup d'état, with Stephen the ringleader and Constantine a rather reluctant partner, their fellow conspirators included Marianos Argyros, the protospatharios Basil Peteinos, Manuel Kourtikes, the strategos Diogenes and Philip. Kedrenos, considers Peteinos to have served as an agent of Constantine VII among the conspirators.

On 20 December 944, the conspirators set their plans in motion. The two brothers smuggled their supporters in the Great Palace of Constantinople during the midday break in palace activities, they led their men into the chamber of Romanos I, where they captured the "ill old man". They were able to transport him to the nearest harbour and from there to Prote, one of the Princes' Islands and a popular place of exile. There, Romanos agreed to retire from the throne. Having managed to depose their father, the brothers now had to deal with Constantine VII. For them, rumours soon spread around Constantinople, to the effect that, following Romanos's deposition, Constantine VII's life was in danger. Before long, crowds gathered before the palace; the contemporary Lombard historian Liutprand of Cremona notes that the ambassadors and envoys from Amalfi, Gaeta and Provence present in the capital supported Constantine VII. Stephen and his brother had to succumb to the inevitable, recognizing their brother-in-law as the senior emperor.

The new triumvirate lasted for about 40 days. The three emperors soon appointed new leaders for the military services. Bardas Phokas the Elder was appointed as the new Domestic of the Schools, Constantine Gongyles as head of the Byzantine navy. Stephen and his brother managed to reward their fellow conspirators. Peteinos became patrikios and Great Hetaeriarch, Argyros was appointed Count of the Stable, Kourtikes a patrikios and droungarios of the Watch. On 26 January 945, however, at the urging of their sister, the Augusta Helena, another coup removed the two Lekapenoi from power and restored the sole imperial authority to Constantine VII; the two brothers were sent to Prote. The Byzantine chroniclers have their father welcoming them by quoting a passage from the Book of Isaiah Chapter 1.2: "Hear, O heavens, give ear, O earth. Liutprand of Cremona, gives a different account, having Romanos receive his sons with bitter sarcasm, thanking them for not neglecting h