Fort Yukon is a city in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area in the U. S. state of Alaska. The population, predominately Gwich'in Alaska Natives, was 583 at the 2010 census, down from 595 in 2000. Fort Yukon is the hometown of Alaska Congressman Don Young. Served by Fort Yukon Airport, it is known for having the record highest temperature in Alaska; this area north of the Arctic Circle was occupied for thousands of years by cultures of indigenous people and in historic times by the Gwich’in people. The "Gwich'yaa Zhee" means "House on the Flats" in Gwich'in. What became the village of Fort Yukon developed from a trading post, Fort Yukon, established by Alexander Hunter Murray of the Hudson's Bay Company, on 25 June 1847. Murray drew numerous sketches of fur trade posts and of people and wrote the Journal of the Yukon, 1847–48, which gave valuable insight into the culture of the Gwich’in at the time. While the post was in Russian America, the Hudson's Bay Company continued to trade there until the American traders expelled it in 1869, following the Alaska Purchase when the Alaska Commercial Company took over the post.
During the Klondike Gold Rush, in the winter of 1897–1898, Fort Yukon received two hundred prospectors from Dawson City, short of supply. A post office was established on July 1898 with John Hawksly as its first postmaster; the settlement suffered over the following decades as a result of several infectious disease epidemics and a 1949 flood. During the 1950s, the United States Air Force established a radar station at Fort Yukon. Since the late 20th century, due in part to its extreme northerly location and its proximity to Fairbanks, it has become a minor tourist destination. On February 7, 1984 a Terrier Malemute-type sounding rocket, with a maximum altitude of 310 miles, was launched from Fort Yukon. Fort Yukon is located at 66°34′2″N 145°15′23″W. Fort Yukon is located on the north bank of the Yukon River at its junction with the Porcupine River, about 145 miles northeast of Fairbanks. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city in Northeastern Alaska has a total area of 7.4 square miles, of which, 7.0 square miles of it is land and 0.4 square miles of it is water.
It is located 8 miles north of the Arctic Circle, at the confluence of the Yukon and Porcupine Rivers and in the middle of the Yukon Flats. Fort Yukon has a typical subarctic climate; the highest temperature recorded in Alaska occurred in Fort Yukon on June 27, 1915, when it reached 100 °F or 37.8 °C. Until 1971, Fort Yukon held the all-time lowest temperature record at −78 °F or −61.1 °C, it still holds the record for the lowest mean monthly temperature when the notoriously cold month of December 1917 had an average daily temperature of −48.3 °F or −44.6 °C and the minimum averaged −58 °F or −50 °C. The climate regime is a strong continental subarctic climate with severe winters, being less influenced by chinook winds than areas to the west – the winter season absolute maximum being 17 °F or 9.4 °C colder than in Fairbanks. Summer temperatures are exceptionally high for such a northerly area, being far warmer than the tree line threshold. In the Summer Fort Yukon has midnight sun and in December the sun appears for only a few hours each day.
Fort Yukon first appeared on the 1880 U. S. Census as an unincorporated village of 109 residents. Of those, 107 were members of the Tinneh Tribe and 2 were Whites, it did not appear on the 1890 census, but has returned in every successive census since 1900. It formally incorporated in 1959, the year Alaska became a state; as of the census of 2000, there were 595 people, 225 households, 137 families residing in the city. The population density was 85.0 people per square mile. There were 317 housing units at an average density of 45.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 86.05% Native American, 10.76% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.17% Asian, 0.17% from other races, 2.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.34% of the population. There were 225 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 25.8% were married couples living together, 23.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 39.1% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.37. In the city, the population was spread out with 33.4% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, 6.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 112.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.8 males. The median income for a household in the city was $29,375, the median income for a family was $32,083. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $27,813 for females; the per capita income for the city was $13,360. About 18.0% of families and 18.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over. Yukon Flats School District operates the Fort Yukon School; the University of Alaska operates. Clarence Alexander, first chief of Fort Yukon Jonathon Solomon, Goldman Environmental Prize recipient for his efforts to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Hudson Stuck, Episcopal priest, social reformer, mountain climber Velma Wallis, Native American writer Don Young, politician Media related to Fort Yukon, Alaska at Wikimedia Commons
Begum Rokeya Padak, named after Begum Rokeya, is a Bangladeshi national honour conferred on individual women for their exceptional achievement. The award is given by the Ministry of Government of Bangladesh; the award recognises the pioneering contribution of an individual in empowering women and raising women's issues. As of December 2016, 41 awards had been presented: 1995 – Shamsunnahar Mahmud 1996 – Sufia Kamal and Nilima Ibrahim 1997 – Nurjahan Begum 1999 – Angela Gomes 2001 – Hena Das, Maliha Khatun and Beggzadi Mahmuda Nasir 2002 – Akhtar Imam and Zohra Begum Kazi 2003 – Taiyaba Majumder and Maleka Ashraf 2004 – Begum Husna Banu Khanam and Dilara Chowdhury 2005 – Rokeya Mannan 2007 – Latifa Akand and Hosne Ara Begum 2008 – Sultana Sarwat Ara Zaman and Nasrin Parvin Huq 2009 – Razia Hossain and Mamtaz Hossen 2010 – Meher Kabir and Ayesha Zafar 2011 – Begum Meherunnesa Khatun and Hamida Khanam 2012 – Mahfuza Khanam and Syeda Jebunnesa Haque 2013 – Hamida Banu and Jharna Dhara Chowdhury 2014 – Mamtaz Begum and Golap Banu 2015 – Bibi Russell and Taibun Nahar Rashid 2016 – Aroma Dutta and Begum Noorjahan 2017 – Mazeda Shawkat Ali, Baby Maudud, Suraiya Rahman, Shobha Rani Tripura and Masuda Faruk Ratna 2018 – Zinnatunnessa Talukdar, Zohra Anis, Shila Roy, Rama Chowdhury and Rokeya Begum 2019 – Begum Selina Khalek, Shamsun Nahar, Papri Basu, Begum Akhtar Jahan and Nurun Nahar Faizannesa.
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Isaac Haxton is an American professional poker player known for his accomplishments in high-roller poker tournaments and high-stakes online cash games. Haxton was raised in Westchester, his mother is a psychiatrist and his father is an English professor who introduced Isaac to games of skill at an early age. He played chess at the age of Magic: The Gathering by the age of ten. After high school Haxton attended Brown University as a computer science major, but spent more time playing poker than studying. After turning 18, Haxton transitioned from competitive Magic: The Gathering to playing poker at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York starting at $3/$6 limit before moving up in stakes, he transitioned to online poker with a $50 deposit on Ultimate Bet. In 2007, he cashed in his first tournament at the WPT Championship Event finishing runner-up to Ryan Daut for $861,789; as of May 2019, his total live tournament winnings exceed $25,900,000 of which $2,932,251 have come from cashes at the WSOP.
Haxton is considered one of the top online cash game specialists and plays under the aliases, Ike Haxton, luvtheWNBA, philivey2694 where he has earned over $2,000,000. Although successful in tournament play, he considers it his specialty. Haxton is married to his wife Zoe, he has a book written by his father based on his life called, Fading Hearts on the River: My Son’s Life in Poker. Isaac Haxton Hendon Mob profile
The Museo de la Masacre de Ponce is a human rights museum and historic building in Ponce, Puerto Rico. It depicts the history and events surrounding the Ponce Massacre, which occurred in broad daylight on Palm Sunday in 1937; the museum is housed inside the building where the event itself occurred, with one of its sections devoted to the Nationalist leader, Pedro Albizu Campos. It documents the blacklisting of Puerto Rican Nationalists performed by the United States, as well as hosting a considerable number of photos from the Nationalist era; the museum is listed in the U. S. National Register of Historic Places in as Casa de la Masacre. After the U. S. invasion of Puerto Rico in 1898, the island's political status within the U. S. became a subject of ardent conversation within Puerto Rican political circles. A number of political parties sprung up as a result, with platforms based on their desired relationship to the U. S; the three basic party options were independence and commonwealth. The independence movement came to be symbolized by the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party.
In the early 1930s, concurrent with the growing sentiment for Nationalism and independence in Puerto Rico, U. S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt assigned a new governor for the island: a former U. S. Army General named Blanton Winship. General Winship recruited a U. S. military intelligence officer named E. Francis Riggs as his Chief of Police and governed for five years. During this time he engaged in "an open struggle against the Nationalist Party and a direct persecution of its leadership." Consistent with this open and intense political hostility, "in October 1935 the State Police in the town of Rio Piedras murdered four party members" at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras, a neighboring town next to San Juan. This was known as the Rio Piedras Massacre. According to Jose E. Ayoroa Santaliz in his work Museo Casa de la Masacre de Ponce: En conmemoracion del Primer Cincuentenario de la Masacre de Ponce, page 2, the Insular Ponce "assassinated" the four men in a pre-meditated fashion and under the direction of the U.
S.-appointed Puerto Rico police chief the American colonel Francis Riggs. "The Nationalists responded by killing the State Chief of Police, Colonel Francis Riggs, on February 23, 1936." The two young Nationalists responsible were captured and executed at the police barracks in San Juan without a trial, with no law enforcement officer being brought to trial for their executions. Riggs' death provoked General Winship's outrage, he ordered police raids on every Nationalist Party office in the entire island, with the express purpose of finding evidence that would incriminate the party members in the assassination of Police Chief Riggs - however, no evidence was found. Despite the absence of any evidence, Winship's government brought charges of "sedition" against Albizu Campos and the other party leaders. Albizu Campos and the others were found not guilty by a jury consisting of native Puerto Ricans. However, General Winship arranged for a retrial to take place, this time with a 10-2 majority of North Americans on the jury.
Conviction was handily achieved, sentencing Albizu to ten years and the others to six years in the Atlanta federal penitentiary. The elimination of the party's leadership, stopped neither the Nationalist militancy nor Winship's repression, a situation that resulted in the violent event that took place in Ponce in 1937; the Ponce Committee of the Nationalist Party had its headquarters at 32 Marina Street. This was a corner property that bordered Aurora Street, had been used as the committee's meeting hall for over 10 years. In 1937, the local committee made plans for the annual celebration of the abolition of slavery in Puerto Rico, which had taken place on March 22, 1873; the date chosen for the 64th anniversary commemoration of the abolition of slavery was March 21, 1937. The Nationalists had received a permit for the parade, to take place on Palm Sunday, from Ponce Mayor José Tormos Diego's office, but at the eleventh hour, Governor Winship instructed the new Insular Police Chief, Colonel Enrique de Orbeta, to contact Mayor Tormos and have him cancel the parade permit.
He ordered Orbeta to increase the police force in the southern city, to stop, "by any means necessary," any demonstration conducted by the Nationalists in Ponce. The permit was revoked the same morning of the activity, but the Party refused to cancel the parade and instructed its participants to form as planned in front of their club house and move on with the activity; the group of participants consisted of the male members of the Cadets of the Republic, the female "Daughters of the Republic" group, a small music band. These - together with their families and local bystanders - started to assemble around the club house in preparation for the midday parade. Simultaneous with this, some 150 well-armed Insular Police officers positioned themselves strategically so as to encircle the demonstrators. Tomás López de Victoria, Captain of the Ponce cadets was in charge of the cadets in the parade. Moments before the march began, police Captain Soldevilla walked up and ordered López de Victoria to keep the cadets from marching.
López de Victoria ordered the cadet band to play La Borinqueña, told his Cadets to start their march. It is believed that a shot was fired by the police to instigate an incident, to provide an alibi for opening fire on the unarmed Palm Sunday marchers; the police unleashed a fusillade of gunfire into the defenseless crowd. This included fifteen to twenty policemen shooting Thompson.45 machine guns for a full ten minute
The economy of North Macedonia has become more liberalized, with an improved business environment, since its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, which deprived the country of its key protected markets and the large transfer payments from Belgrade. Prior to independence, North Macedonia was Yugoslavia's poorest republic. An absence of infrastructure, United Nations sanctions on its largest market the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, a Greek economic embargo hindered economic growth until 1996. Worker remittances and foreign aid have softened the subsequent volatile recovery period; the country's GDP has increased each year except in 2001, rising by 5% in 2000. However, growth in 1999 was held down by the severe regional economic dislocations caused by the Kosovo war. Successful privatization in 2000 boosted the country's reserves to over $700 million; the leadership demonstrated a continuing commitment to economic reform, free trade, regional integration. The economy can meet its basic food needs but depends on outside sources for all of its oil and gas and most of its modern machinery and parts.
Inflation jumped to 11% in 2000 due to higher oil prices. North Macedonia experiences one of Europe's biggest growth rates at an average of 4% making it comparable to nations such as Romania and Poland. North Macedonia's economy has always been agricultural in nature from the beginning of the Ottoman Empire when it was part of the District of Üsküp and Province of Salonika, it concentrated on vineyard growing. Opium poppy, introduced into the region in 1835, became an important crop as well by the late 19th century, remained so until the 1930s; the role of industry in the region's economy increased during the industrial age. North Macedonia was responsible for large outputs of textiles and several other goods in the Ottoman Empire. However, outdated techniques to produce the goods persisted; the stagnation of the Macedonian economy began under the rule of the Kingdom of Serbia. When World War II ended, the local economy began to experience revitalization by way of subsidies from Federal Belgrade.
The subsidies assisted North Macedonia to redevelop its lost industry and shift its agricultural-centered economy to an industry-centered economy with new hearts of industry emerging all over the country in Veles, Bitola and Kumanovo. Skopje was the only industrial centre in North Macedonia, this expanded to several other cities during Socialist Yugoslavia. After the fall of Socialist Yugoslavia, the economy experienced several shocks that damaged the local economy. Starting with the Western embargo on the Yugoslavian common market, ending with the Greek embargo on North Macedonia over the country's former name, Republic of Macedonia; the economy began to recover in 1995 and experienced a full recovery after the 2001 insurgency by ethnic Albanians. North Macedonia's GDP grew by an average of 6% annually until the financial crisis of 2007–2008 when its economy contracted; the crisis had little impact on the country due to Macedonian banks' stringent rules. North Macedonia today maintains a low debt-to-GDP ratio and is experiencing a revitalized investment interest by companies from Turkey, Algeria and others.
North Macedonia is vulnerable to economic developments in Europe - due to strong banking and trade ties - and dependent on regional integration and progress toward EU membership for continued economic growth. At independence in September 1991, North Macedonia was the least developed of the Yugoslav republics, producing a mere 5% of the total federal output of goods and services; the collapse of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ended transfer payments from the central government and eliminated advantages from inclusion in a de facto free trade area. An absence of infrastructure, UN sanctions on the downsized Yugoslavia, a Greek economic embargo over a dispute about the country's constitutional name and flag hindered economic growth until 1996. Since North Macedonia has maintained macroeconomic stability with low inflation, but it has so far lagged the region in attracting foreign investment and creating jobs, despite making extensive fiscal and business sector reforms. Official unemployment remains high at 24.6%, but may be overstated based on the existence of an extensive gray market, not captured by official statistics.
In the wake of the global economic downturn, North Macedonia has experienced decreased foreign direct investment, lowered credit availability, a large trade deficit. However, as a result of conservative fiscal policies and a sound financial system, in 2010 the country credit rating improved to BB+ and was kept at that level in 2011. Macroeconomic stability has been maintained by a prudent monetary policy, which keeps the domestic currency pegged against the euro; as a result, GDP growth was modest, but positive, in 2010 and 2011, inflation was under control. Latest data from North Macedonia's State Statistical Office show that overall, output for 2012 dropped by 6.6 percent compared to 2011. Real GDP in the first half of 2011 increased by 5.2%. This robust growth was driven by 23.6% growth in the construction sector. Industrial output in the first 8 months of 2011 was 7.5% higher than in the same period of 2010. Low public and external debt and a comfortable level of foreign exchange reserves allowed for further relaxation of monetary policy, with the reference interest rate of the Central Bank decreasing to 4%.
Due to rising prices for energy and food on international markets, inflation inc
The tenth and final season of the American television sitcom Roseanne follows the Conners, a working-class family, struggling to get by on a limited household income in their home at 714 Delaware Street in the drab fictional mid-state exurb of Lanford, Illinois. The season was produced by Carsey-Werner Television, with Roseanne Barr, Bruce Helford, Whitney Cummings, Sara Gilbert, Tom Werner, Tony Hernandez serving as executive producers. Barr starred as Roseanne Conner, they were joined by principal cast members Laurie Metcalf, Lecy Goranson, Michael Fishman, who reprised their roles from the previous seasons, with Emma Kenney, Ames McNamara, Jayden Rey joining them. Development on a revival of Roseanne series, with Barr and Gilbert. ABC ordered a tenth season revival of the series, consisting of eight episodes, set to air as a mid-season replacement during the 2017–18 television season, with the original cast. Production on the season began in October 2017. An additional episode was ordered in November 2017.
The season premiere was watched by 18.44 million viewers and had a 5.2 rating in the 18–49 demographic, the highest rated Tuesday entertainment telecast in six years among adults 18–49, television's highest rated comedy telecast on any night in 3.5 years, since The Big Bang Theory in September 2014. The season, which began airing on ABC on March 27, 2018, has received positive reviews from critics; the series was renewed for an eleventh season on March 30, 2018, just three days after the season premiere, but the series was subsequently cancelled by ABC on May 29, 2018, following Barr's racist remarks made on Twitter about Valerie Jarrett, a former advisor to Barack Obama. During Roseanne's ninth season, Roseanne Barr was in negotiations with Carsey-Werner Productions to continue playing Roseanne Conner in a spin-off. ABC, which had an option on the spinoff expressed interest but withdrew from negotiations due to the high cost, with a different network poised to pick up the project. However, after failed discussions with CBS and Fox and Carsey-Werner agreed "to call it a day" and discontinue the negotiations for the spinoff.
In the fall of 2008, Barr commented on what the current whereabouts of the Conners would be, saying "I've always said now that if they were on TV, DJ would have been killed in Iraq and would have lost their house." She refused to reveal anymore information on the rest of the Conners in the hope that it "may be developed later". In December 2009, Barr posted an entry on her website regarding what a possible Roseanne reunion would be like, which included: DJ getting published, Mark dying in Iraq. In April 2017, reports circulated that an eight-episode revival of the series was being shopped to multiple networks including ABC and Netflix, spearheaded by Sara Gilbert with Roseanne Barr and John Goodman set to reprise their roles alongside Gilbert. On May 16, 2017, ABC announced that Roseanne would return for an eight-episode tenth season set to air as a mid-season replacement during the 2017–18 television season. An additional episode was ordered on November 13, 2017, bringing the total for the season to nine episodes.
Main cast members Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Lecy Goranson, Sara Gilbert and Michael Fishman return from previous seasons as Roseanne Conner, Dan Conner, Jackie Harris, Becky Conner-Healy, Darlene Conner, D. J. Conner, respectively. In September 2017, Ames McNamara was announced to be cast as Mark Conner-Healy and David's 8-year-old son. Jayden Rey joined the cast in October as Mary Conner, D. J.'s daughter. Sarah Chalke, who played Becky during the seasons of the series, appears as Andrea, a married woman who hires Becky to be her surrogate. Returning from earlier in the series are Judy Prescott as Miss Crane, Estelle Parsons as Beverly Harris, Sandra Bernhard as Nancy Bartlett, Natalie West as Crystal Anderson, James Pickens, Jr. as Chuck Mitchell, Adilah Barnes as Anne Marie Mitchell, Johnny Galecki as David Healy. In December 2017, it was announced that Christopher Lloyd would guest star in the revival as a love interest of Parsons' character Beverly. Production on the season began on October 17, 2017, concluded on December 15, in Studio City, Los Angeles.
The season began airing on March 27, 2018, on ABC in the United States, on CTV in Canada. The first trailer for the season premiered during the 90th Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, which Emily Longeretta for Us Weekly commented that "the comedy wasted no time when it came to cracking jokes about its ending." Shane Lou at Today said the message of the trailer was clear: "Nothing has changed... it's the same Roseanne, right down to her unmistakable laugh."To promote the return of the series, ABC partnered with NASCAR to sponsor the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana and rename it the "Roseanne 300". Branding appeared throughout the track, including the pace car, infield grass logo, in the victory lane, with Michael Fishman serving as grand marshal; the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 70% approval rating for the tenth season, based on 79 reviews, with an average rating of 6.72/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Roseanne's return finds the show's classic format, original cast, timely humor intact if the latest batch of episodes suffers from sporadically une