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Federal Dependencies of Venezuela

The Federal Dependencies of Venezuela encompass most of Venezuela's offshore islands in the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Venezuela, excluding those islands that form the State of Nueva Esparta. These islands, with a total area of 342 square kilometres, are sparsely populated – according to the preliminary results of the 2011 Census only 2,155 people live there permanently, with another hundred from Margarita Island who live there seasonally to engage in fishing. Local government is under the authority of the mayor of Caracas, although de facto power is held in the heads of the sparse and somewhat isolated communities that decorate the territories. In 2015, a diplomatic problem occurred between the two countries due to the incursion of Colombian and US frigates; the federal dependencies are composed of smaller formations. The largest island, La Tortuga, accounts for half of the territory of the federal dependencies. Dependencias Federales stretch for 900 km along the coast from Archipiélago Los Monjes in the west at the Gulf of Venezuela to Isla de Patos southeast of Isla Margarita at the Gulf of Paria in the east.

The World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions groups the islands, excluding the abyssal Aves Island, into an area it calls the "Venezuelan Antilles". These are set out below: Los Monjes Archipelago La Tortuga Island La Sola Island Los Testigos Islands Los Frailes Islands Patos Island Los Roques Archipelago Blanquilla Island Los Hermanos Archipelago Orchila Island Las Aves Archipelago Aves Island Note A: within the Dependencias Federales, the Archipiélago Los Roques, the Archipiélago Las Aves and the Isla La Orchila together comprise the Territorio Insular Francisco de Miranda, established on November 10, 2011. List of marine molluscs of Venezuela List of Poriferans of Venezuela Federal Territories of Venezuela Territorio Insular Los Roques Comunidad Map of the Dependencias Federales Cost of living for Dependencias Federales

Ensign, Kansas

Ensign is a city in Gray County, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 187. Ensign was called Lone Lake, under the latter name laid out about 1886, it was renamed Ensign in 1888 in honor of G. L. Ensign. Ensign is located at 37°39′9″N 100°13′58″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.29 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2010, there were 187 people, 76 households, 52 families living in the city; the population density was 644.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 86 housing units at an average density of 296.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 88.2% White, 1.6% African American, 1.6% Native American, 5.9% from other races, 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 28.3% of the population. There were 76 households of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, 31.6% were non-families.

27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.02. The median age in the city was 41.5 years. 24.1% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 203 people, 72 households, 55 families living in the city; the population density was 727.1 people per square mile. There were 77 housing units at an average density of 275.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 90.64% White, 0.99% Asian, 6.90% from other races, 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.18% of the population. There were 72 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 23.6% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.22. In the city, the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.7 males. As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $48,438, the median income for a family was $56,250. Males had a median income of $31,071 versus $17,292 for females; the per capita income for the city was $35,637. About 5.8% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 20.7% of those sixty five or over. The Gray County Wind Farm near Ensign is the largest wind farm in Kansas. Ensign is in USD Cimarron-Ensign. Ensign had its own high school until 1984; the Ensign High School mascot was Ensign Wildcats. John Crutcher, former Lieutenant Governor of Kansas.

CityCity website Ensign - Directory of Public OfficialsSchoolsUSD 102, local school districtMapsEnsign City Map, KDOT

2017 Bahamas Bowl

The 2017 Bahamas Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 22, 2017, at Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau in the Bahamas. The fourth annual Bahamas Bowl, it was one of the 2017–18 bowl games concluding the 2017 FBS football season, it began at 12:30 PM EST and aired on ESPN. The game featured the Ohio Bobcats of the Mid-American Conference against the UAB Blazers of Conference USA. Ohio beat UAB by a score of 41–6; the game featured the UAB Blazers against the Ohio Bobcats and was the first-ever meeting between the two schools. 2017 was the Blazers' first season back on the football field following a two-year hiatus. After finishing their regular season 8–4, the Blazers accepted their invitation to the Bahamas Bowl; this was the first bowl game for UAB since the 2004 Hawaii Bowl where they lost to the Hawaii Warriors by a score of 59–40. After finishing their regular season 8–4, the Bobcats accepted their invitation to the Bahamas Bowl; this was Ohio's eighth bowl appearance in the last nine seasons, their first appearance in the Bahamas Bowl.

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Patrick Wilson (astronomer)

Prof Patrick Wilson FRSE LLD was a Scottish astronomer, type-founder and meteorologist. He was the Regius Professor of Practical Astronomy at Glasgow University from 1784 to 1799. In 1783 he was one of the several joint founders of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, he was born on 16 January 1743 the son of Alexander Wilson, who preceded him as Regius Professor of Practical Astronomy at Glasgow University. Patrick was appointed his successor in 1784. Due to the failing health of his father they shared the role until his father's death in 1786, he was Clerk of Senate from 1783 to 1795 and 1796 to 1799, was awarded an honorary LLD in 1800. He was the second son of Alexander Wilson, the first Regius Professor of Practical Astronomy at the University. In 1782 he was employed as an assistant to his father, to take care of instruments, make observations, help with teaching. Patrick Wilson continued his father's type-founding business in Glasgow, he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 17 November 1783.

In 1783, Patrick was elected Clerk to the Senate of the University. He was re-elected each year until 1799 with the exception of 1795, when the Senate minutes record that Patrick Cumin was elected in his absence. Wilson was appointed Regius Professor of Practical Astronomy to succeed his father in 1784, but his father retained the post until his death in 1786. At the end of his period in office, in 1799 Patrick Wilson bequeathed scientific instruments to the University as well as £1,000, the interest on, to be used to support his successors in the Chair, he appears to have thereafter lived in London. He died in Kensington Square, London on 30 December 1811 Extract from The Scientific Papers of Sir William Herschel, Volume 1... The friendship with Doctor Watson, jun. formed at Bath, was continued till Herschel's death, brought about a frequent intercourse by letters and many exchanges of visits. This was the case with Patrick Wilson, the son and successor of Professor Alexander Wilson of Glasgow.

He corresponded with Herschel from 1783. Wilson resigned his professorship at Glasgow at the end of 1798, settled in London, he and his sister were on the most cordial terms with Herschel and his wife and sister, paid visits to Slough, his letters are always lengthy. He died in 1811. With Maskelyne Herschel corresponded frequently... Patrick Wilson corresponded with Benjamin Franklin for example. 3d 1772 Dear Sir I take my departure for Glasgow in a few Hours, having heard yesterday Evening of an inviting Opportunity of a Ship for the Forth which sails immediately. Im sorry that Im so much hurried as not to be able to see You before I go. I shall take Care and deliver the Vollume of the American Transactions to the Questor of our Library. I beg the favour of being rememberd to Mr. Small. Wilson Addressed: To / Doctor Franklin / at Mrs. Stevenson’s / Craven Street / Strand Another document from Patrick Wilson to Benjamin Franklin dated Glasgow University, 27 May 1786 is interesting in that Patrick signs the letter "Patrick Wilson, joint Professor of Astronomy".

This being the period when his father Alexander was still in the Regius chair and after he was appointed his successor. University of Glasgow Story.

Robert Noton Barclay

Sir Robert Noton Barclay was an English export shipping merchant and banker and a Liberal Party politician. Barclay was the son of Robert Barclay, a South America shipping merchant, with strong connections to the Lancashire cotton trade, he attended Manchester University. In 1898 he married Helena Margaret Bythell and they had two sons and Robbie and three daughters, Margaret and Rosalind. Barclay’s sister, Mary Jane Barclay, married John Hope Simpson, Liberal MP for Taunton from 1922-1924. Barclay was an export shipping merchant, he succeeded his father in the family firm, Robert Barclay & Co in Manchester but he had other extensive business interests. He was director of the District Bank from 1913, being its Deputy Chairman from 1932 and Chairman from 1936-1946, he was a director of the National Boiler Co. and of the Manchester Ship Canal Company. Barclay served as a Justice of the Peace for Manchester, he played a prominent role in the commercial life of Manchester, being President of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce from 1914–1916 and in 1931 he was a member of a British trade delegation to Argentina led by Sir Robert Burton-Chadwick.

He served as High Sheriff of Cheshire for 1937-1938. Barclay was active in several branches of social and philanthropic work in Manchester, notably as Chairman of the Manchester YMCA and as a member of the court and council of Manchester University, he was knighted in 1936 for philanthropic services in Manchester. In 1929 Barclay purchased land known the Ings and Stable Hills on the shore of Derwent Water in the Lake District and presented them to the National Trust, he acquired Wray Castle on Windermere near Ambleside and made a gift of the castle and 64 acres of the surrounding land to the National Trust. In 1943 he presented his home at Mobberley Hall, Cheshire to the Manchester Education Committee for use as a residential school. Barclay was first elected a member of Manchester City Council in 1917 and amongst the committees he served on, he was a member of the Finance Committee, he was an Alderman of the City and served as Lord Mayor of Manchester for the year 1929-1930. In 1938 he was appointed as Chairman of the city’s Air Raid Precautions special committee and the following year he was elected to chair the Emergency committee, an important position while the country was preparing for war.

He held the post into the Second World War. He was High Sheriff of Cheshire for 1937. Barclay first stood for Parliament at the 1923 general election. In a straight fight he defeated the sitting Conservative MP, Sir Edwin Stockton by a majority of 1,799 votes. In 1924 he faced a new Tory opponent Edward Brocklehurst Fielden. By 1924 the Conservatives had revived nationally and Fielden regained the seat with a majority of 2,507. Barclay tried to win back Manchester Exchange at the 1929 general election but in a three-cornered contest he again came in second behind the Conservative, with Labour third, he did not stand for election to the House of Commons again. Barclay died in hospital following an accident on 24 November 1957 aged 85 years. Lady Barclay survived until 27 October 1960 when she died at the family home, Far Hills, Alderley Edge, Cheshire. Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Robert Barclay

JRK Property Holdings

JRK Property Holdings is a Los Angeles based real estate holding and property management company. In 2014, JRK was the 15th largest apartment owner in the United States as ranked by the National Multi Housing Council; the company was founded in 1991 by Jim Lippman, who serves as chairman and chief executive officer. JRK was created with the purchase of five multifamily properties from an RTC pool of Executive Life assets that Lippman had been managing via receivership. Twenty years the company has amassed a commercial portfolio throughout the United States valued in excess of $5 billion and, in 2008, became a member of the National Multifamily Housing Council's NMHC 50 – a list of the nation's fifty largest apartment owners; the company's portfolio consists of residential and hotel properties. Through the company's hotel division, JRK Hotel Group, the company operates a number of notable hotels, including Oceana Beach Club Hotel in Santa Monica, the Holiday Inn Express and the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel, both in Nashville, Tennessee.

The company's commercial properties consist of office complexes, storage facilities and industrial parks. Through the company's multifamily division, JRK Residential Group, the company operates an additional 80 residential properties, consisting of 25,000 units in 26 different states. JRK Property Holdings official website