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Faulk County, South Dakota

Faulk County is a county in the U. S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,364, its county seat is Faulkton. The county was founded in 1873 and organized in 1883, it is named for the third Governor of Dakota Territory. The terrain of Faulk County consists of low rolling hills devoted to agriculture, sloping to the east; the highest point of the terrain is the county's SW corner, at 1,916' ASL. The county has a total area of 1,006 square miles, of which 982 square miles is land and 24 square miles is water. Lake Faulkton State Game Refuge Ingalls State Game Production Area Gerkin State Game Production Area & Wildlife Refuge Lake Faulkton State Game Production Area Lake Faulkton State Lakeside Use Area North Scatterwood Lake State Waterfowl Refuge Sprague State Game Production Area South Scatterwood State Game Production Area As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 2,640 people, 1,014 households, 708 families in the county; the population density was 3 people per square mile.

There were 1,235 housing units at an average density of 1.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 99.47% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.27% from two or more races. 0.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 65.0 % were of 5.2 % Norwegian ancestry. There were 1,014 households out of which 28.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.40% were married couples living together, 3.40% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.10% were non-families. 29.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.30% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.18. The county population contained 26.60% under the age of 18, 5.40% from 18 to 24, 23.10% from 25 to 44, 22.00% from 45 to 64, 22.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 99.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,237, the median income for a family was $34,508. Males had a median income of $25,085 versus $16,346 for females; the per capita income for the county was $14,660. About 12.60% of families and 18.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.60% of those under age 18 and 7.80% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,364 people, 869 households, 532 families in the county; the population density was 2.4 inhabitants per square mile. There were 1,136 housing units at an average density of 1.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 98.9% white, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% American Indian, 0.1% black or African American, 0.0% from other races, 0.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.8% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 70.0% were German, 9.6% were Irish, 7.1% were English, 5.7% were Norwegian, 4.3% were American. Of the 869 households, 20.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.8% were non-families, 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals.

The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.79. The median age was 46.9 years. The median income for a household in the county was $38,203 and the median income for a family was $55,234. Males had a median income of $40,641 versus $23,571 for females; the per capita income for the county was $21,898. About 14.4% of families and 17.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over. Faulkton Faulk County voters have voted Republican for several decades. In only two national elections since 1944 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate. National Register of Historic Places listings in Faulk County, South Dakota

Peniche, Portugal

Peniche is a seaside municipality and a city in Portugal. It is located in the Oeste region Estremadura Province; the population in 2011 was 27,753, in an area of 77.55 km2. The city itself has a population of about 15,600 inhabitants; the present mayor is Henrique Bertino, elected by the independent coalition GCEPP. The city was built on a rocky peninsula, considered by geologists a unique example of the Toarcian turnover during the worldwide Early Jurassic extinction. Peniche is known for its long beaches, which are popular for recreational activities and sports such as surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing; these beaches are windy and have good surf breaks with Supertubos, i.e. waves forming fast and powerful tubes, considered among the best in Europe. The area has been called the "European Pipeline", after the Banzai Pipeline in Hawaii. Peniche Fortress is a notable example of Portuguese coastal defences. During the authoritarian rule during the 20th Century, known as the Estado Novo, or Second Republic, it was used as a prison for communist and other opponents of the regime.

The Berlengas islands, about 10 kilometres offshore from the peninsula, are part of the municipality. They form one of the world's first nature reserves. In summer, the islands can be visited by taking a ferryboat from Peniche. Peniche, with its scenic harbour, white windmills and long sandy beaches has inspired famous artists like Maurice Boitel. Since ancient times Peniche has been an important fishing harbour. Besides fisheries, the economy of the Peniche municipality relies on agriculture and tourism. Besides schools for primary and vocational education, Peniche is home to a state-run polytechnic school of the Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, which through its Escola Superior de Turismo e Tecnologia do Mar de Peniche, awards academic degrees in marine technologies and tourism. Administratively, the municipality is divided into 4 civil parishes: Atouguia da Baleia Ferrel Peniche Serra d'El-Rei Streets of Peniche with pictures Peniche is one of the best surfing locations in Europe, it has beaches and breaks facing three distinctly different directions, making it a consistent destination for surfers.

Home to many surf camps/schools, it annually hosts the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal from the World championship tour of the World Surf League at the Supertubos beach. The football club of the city is called Grupo Desportivo de Peniche. Peniche Amigos Clube is known nationally for their Futsal teams. Clube Stella Maris is known nationally for their badminton teams; the club gives the population a pavilion. The city annually hosts the Triatlo de Peniche, which unites the Portuguese Cup and the National Universities Championships with the historical event, the first in Portugal; the best-known athletes from Peniche are Telma Santos, who has participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Silvano Lourenço, the European bodyboarding champion in 2007, Victoria Kaminskaya who participated in the swimming competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics. Municipality official website

Gerry Lester

Gerald "Gerry" Lester was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Leicestershire. He was born at Long Whatton and died at Leicester. Lester was a right-handed batsman used for many years by Leicestershire as an opening batsman and a right-arm leg-break and googly bowler who amassed more than 300 rather expensive first-class wickets despite being used as a front-line bowler; every single one of his 373 first-class matches between 1937 and 1958 was played for Leicestershire. Lester played second eleven cricket in non-competitive local matches from 1935 and made his first-class debut for Leicestershire in 1937: in his first match he caught and bowled the great Leslie Ames, though Ames had made 182 runs at the time. In 1938, the first few matches played by Jack Walsh in which he took 21 wickets in three games pointed the way for Leicestershire's future bowling, but Wisden Cricketers' Almanack found time to consider Lester too: "Lester had shown promise of developing into a capable leg-break bowler, but last season, although getting plenty of spin on the ball, he failed to find a length and as a result came in for heavy punishment."

At this point in his career, Lester was regarded as a bowler and batted in the lower order, with a highest score of 20 which he increased to 44 not out in the 1939 match in which Northamptonshire won a County Championship game after four years without a victory. In the previous season in the same match, Lester had set his best bowling figures with six wickets for 108 runs in Northamptonshire's first innings, but on his prewar record, Lester was a bit-part player, a lower-order batsman and occasional purveyor of leg-breaks, but far from a first-team regular. Lester returned to Leicestershire for the resumption of first-class cricket in 1946. Though he had slipped down the pecking order in terms of bowling, Lester's record in 1946 was his best-ever in terms of average, his 31 wickets costing 17.93 runs apiece, ahead of both Walsh and Jackson in the averages. More in terms of the side's needs, however, he started making more runs, by the end of the season he had become captain Les Berry's opening partner, with Frank Prentice moving down to No 3.

The record in 1946 was not spectacular, with 696 runs at an average of 23.20. But in 1947, batting up and down the order, he played in every game for the first time, passed 1,000 runs in a season for the first time and scored his first century, an unbeaten innings of 106 against Somerset, his batting was not entertaining: "Instinctively, he was a free-scoring player, but the pressures of professional cricket turned him into one of the circuit's stodgier players," Wisden recorded in his obituary in 1999. In a dry and hot summer and with Leicestershire lacking bowlers, Lester bowled more than 600 overs in 1947, his 42 wickets included his career-best figures of six for 42 against the South Africans. For the next 10 years, from 1948 to 1957, Lester was a regular in a Leicestershire side, at or near the bottom of the County Championship – though there was an unexpected flourish in the early 1950s and a third place in 1953, his role was as an opening batsman, though his figures to modern eyes may appear unimpressive, Leicestershire in this period were stronger in bowling than in batting and his place was secure: he made 1000 runs in five seasons in all, 999, 997 and 977 in three others.

His best batting season was 1949 when in all matches he scored 1599 runs with an average of 33.31, the only time in his career when he averaged more than 30 in a season. His highest innings that season was a score of 76 in the game against Oxford University and in the same match he took four for 62 and six for 69 to record the only 10-wicket match of his bowling career; those 10 wickets contributed to a season's haul of 45, the most he took in any one year. Lester's bowling tailed off as he reached 40, although he retained his place as a batsman until 1957, his highest career score, an innings of 143, was made against the County Champions, Surrey, at The Oval in 1955 when he was 39. But new recruits in Willie Watson and Alan Revill in 1958 meant more competition for batting places, after playing half the season he retired to take charge of the second eleven, where he continue to play as captain until 1966, he was county coach and on the club committee: he was, wrote Wisden, "one of Leicestershire cricket's most devoted sons"

Paula Wajsman

Paula Wajsman was an Argentine psychologist, writer and researcher. Paula Wajsman was the youngest daughter of a Polish immigrant family. At 4 years of age, after the San Juan earthquake, her family decided to move from San Juan to Buenos Aires, she studied psychology at the University of Buenos Aires, lived in France and the United States, was a friend and adviser to the novelist Manuel Puig. She worked as social researcher, she worked as a psychoanalyst. One of her patients was poet Osvaldo Lamborghini, her relationship with Lamborghini began as a psychotherapist, but Lamborghini moved into her apartment. During a violent argument with Wajsman, Lamborghini threw her cat, named Vespasiana, from the eighth floor, killing it. In 1990 Wajsman published the novel Informe de París; this did not sell well, but was considered to be influential by other writers of the decade. I do not want to do mysteries: I'm sick, I have "a few months" of life. I do not know how many. That's. Please do not feel sorry for me: I am living, in spite of everything, one of the happiest and most fertile times of my life if it is in a restricted aspect, since I do not work – I have money for I live "a few months" – and I dedicate myself exclusively to writing.

When she died of cancer in 1995 she left an unpublished novel called Punto atrás, two books of poetry, 60 notebooks of poems, travel stories, a book of short stories called Crónicas e infundios, published in 1999. Punto atrás was released in 2012 by the publishing house of the University of Villa María in the Narradoras Argentinas collection, co-directed by María Teresa Andruetto. Collectible texts that circulate in photocopies, from hand to hand, are known to have been cited by writers such as Angélica Gorodischer and María Teresa Andruetto in their blog about Argentine narrators. "Polémica: Las imágenes del imperialismo. Una historia de fantasmas", in Lenguajes, No. 1, April 1974. Informe de París. Buenos Aires, Ediciones de la Flor, 1990. ISBN 950-515-038-5. Crónicas e infundios. 1999. Punto atrás. EDUVIM 2012. ISBN 9789871868971

Streptomyces vietnamensis

Streptomyces vietnamensis is a bacterium species from the genus of Streptomyces, isolated from forest soil in Vietnam. Zhu, HH. "Streptomyces vietnamensis sp. nov. A streptomycete with violet blue diffusible pigment isolated from soil in Vietnam". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 57: 1770–4. Doi:10.1099/ijs.0.64774-0. PMID 17684254. Deng, MR. "Complete genome sequence of Streptomyces vietnamensis GIMV4.0001 T, a genetically manipulable producer of the benzoisochromanequinone antibiotic granaticin". Journal of Biotechnology. 200: 6–7. Doi:10.1016/j.jbiotec.2015.02.009. PMID 25687102. Deng, Ming-Rong. "Streptomyces vietnamensis GIMV4.0001: a granaticin-producing strain that can be genetically manipulated". The Journal of Antibiotics. 64: 345–347. Doi:10.1038/ja.2011.3. Deng, Ming-Rong. "Granaticins and their biosynthetic gene cluster from Streptomyces vietnamensis: evidence of horizontal gene transfer". Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 100: 607–617. Doi:10.1007/s10482-011-9615-9. PMID 21732034.

Ed.-in-chief, George M. Garrity. Bergey's manual of systematic bacteriology. New York: Springer Science + Business Media. ISBN 0-387-68233-3. CS1 maint: extra text: authors list List of Streptomyces species Type strain of Streptomyces vietnamensis at BacDive - the Bacterial Diversity Metadatabase

Knox Grammar School

Knox Grammar School is an independent Uniting Church day and boarding school for boys, located in Wahroonga, New South Wales, an Upper North Shore suburb of Sydney, Australia. Founded in 1924 by the Presbyterian Church of Australia as an all-boys school, named after John Knox; the school has since grown, branching out into a large Senior School and a Preparatory School, enrolling 2900 students. The school caters for 160 boarding students from Years 7 to 12. During the term of Ian Paterson as Headmaster, the school doubled in size, raised education standards and increased participation in a wealth of activities. Knox is affiliated with the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference, the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia, the Junior School Heads Association of Australia, the Australian Boarding Schools' Association, is a founding member of the Combined Associated Schools. In January 2015 the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse announced it would conduct a public investigation into how Knox Grammar had responded to allegations of inappropriate conduct and sexual abuse by teachers towards students between 1970 and 2012.

The Royal Commission found in September 2016 that the school's principal between 1969 and 1998 had covered up allegations of sexual abuse made against teachers. Knox Grammar School was established on Sydney's North Shore by the Presbyterian Church; the school was named after John Knox, the 16th century Scottish reformer, who planned a network of schools in every church parish. Knox opened as a Presbyterian Boys' School after founding members John Gilmore, William McIlrath, Robert Gillespie and Andrew Reid purchased the original property,'Earlston', as the first school building. Now the Gillespie Heritage House,'Earlston' was owned by Sir Charles Mackellar, was designed by architects Spain & Cosh, built in 1908 for W. Moses Esq. Warrawee; the school was opened by the Hon. Sir George Fuller KCMG, Premier of New South Wales, on 5 February 1924. Under the founding headmaster Neil MacNeil, a Rhodes Scholar, Knox grew and survived the Great Depression. Student numbers rose from 28 in 1924 to over 300 in 1939.

In 1939, William Bryden FRSE took over the role of headmaster. As World War II broke out, around 370 Old Knox Grammarians served in the armed forces. 53 of them lost their lives and are now commemorated in the John Williams Memorial Hall, the School Chapel, the Old Students' War Memorial, the original Science Building. The school's Pipe Band was established during Bryden's period as headmaster. John Mill Couper, a Scot, became headmaster in 1953. Couper focused on broadening the School's education, with attention to music and art, problems culminated in Couper's departure from a divided Knox in 1955. T. Ross McKenzie, former head of Brisbane Boys' College, replaced Couper; the school's fifth headmaster, Ian Paterson, initiated further developments including a substantial building program. During this period three teachers sexually abused students. In 2015 Paterson told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse that he had failed to protect students from abuse. In 1999, Peter Crawley, former Head of Trinity Grammar School in Melbourne, became Knox's sixth headmaster.

Knox's school motto is a Latin phrase, Virile Agitur, translated variously as being "Do the Manly Thing", "The manly thing is being done". Knox's senior campus includes the Great Hall and Aquatic Centre, sports facility, gymnasium and weights rooms and drama centres, two boarding houses. Knox owns several major sporting fields including one on campus at the Senior School, two on campus at the Prep School, two off campus in Warrawee and neighbouring North Turramurra. Since 2006 the school has been involved in the Future Problem Solving Program. Knox has in recent years completed new buildings at both the Prep Schools; the Senior School's KG1 Building opened in 2007. The KG1 Project The Prep School's K-2 Centre, opened in 2004, provided new classroom, library and music facilities for Years K-2 students; the new Boarding Centre was finished in September 2010. The Great Hall and Aquatic Centre project, was finished August 2011; the Great Hall/Aquatic Centre building won several design awards in 2012.

Construction for the new Knox Senior Student Academy began in 2014, with construction continuing to August 2015 and the Academy being opened in October 2015. The building houses the lockers of Year 11 and Year 12 students, as well as featuring a cafe, classrooms for Science as well as Finance and Legal classrooms, a Senior Library and a Lecture theatre. In 2016, Headmaster John Weeks announced that Knox Grammar School would commence construction of a new Performing Arts Centre and Junior Secondary Academy in February 2017, it was completed in early 2019. The Senior School is constructing a new locker area for Years 7-10 as well as a basketball court, is in the process of refurbishing the KG1 Building for the new Middle Academy, expected to reopen early 2020. Knox Grammar School provides boarding facilities for 160 boarders. Boarding facilities have been available since the School's opening, in 1924 Gillespie – the original school house and is named for Robert Gillespie, a founder and benefactor of the School, chairman of the School Council.

It was converted into a Boarding House, now known as "Gillespie Heritage House". Boarding Centre – opened in September 2010, the