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Franklin County, Illinois

Franklin County is a county located in the U. S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 39,561, its county seat is Benton. It is located in the southern portion of Illinois known locally as "Little Egypt". Franklin County was established on January 2, 1818 and formed from parts of Gallatin and White counties, it was named for Benjamin Franklin. Coal was mined in Franklin County as early as 1889, at the King Coal Mine, located at Township 5 South, Range 3 East; the high levels of gas found in Franklin County's coal deposits have resulted in mining disasters and explosions over the years. Between 1905 and 1968, there were eleven mine disasters. In 1905, the Zeigler No. 1 mine, located in Zeigler, had an explosion that killed about fifty people. In 1917, an explosion in Old Ben Mine No. 11, located in Christopher, killed 17. The worst explosion occurred in 1951, in the Orient No. 2 Mine in West Frankfort, in which 119 people died. The West Frankfort quadrangle of Franklin County is home to 17 coal mines, according to a 2004 report.

According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 431 square miles, of which 409 square miles is land and 23 square miles is water. Justin Kay State Recreation Area is located in this county. In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Benton have ranged from a low of 21 °F in January to a high of 90 °F in July, although a record low of −22 °F was recorded in January 1977 and a record high of 104 °F was recorded in August 2007. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.87 inches in February to 4.59 inches in May. In 1912, a tornado destroyed facilities at the Possum Ridge Mine. Jefferson County Hamilton County Saline County Williamson County Jackson County Perry County As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 39,561 people, 16,617 households, 10,912 families residing in the county; the population density was 96.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 18,525 housing units at an average density of 45.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 97.7% white, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.3% black or African American, 0.3% from other races, 1.1% from two or more races.

Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.2% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 21.8% were German, 18.7% were Irish, 15.9% were English, 9.4% were American, 5.7% were Italian. Of the 16,617 households, 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.3% were non-families, 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.88. The median age was 41.8 years. The median income for a household in the county was $34,381 and the median income for a family was $43,170. Males had a median income of $39,122 versus $28,950 for females; the per capita income for the county was $18,504. About 14.5% of families and 19.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.5% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over. Mulkeytown Franklin County is divided into twelve townships: Franklin, Johnson and Williamson County Regional Office of Education #21 Christopher Unit School District #99 Sesser Unit School District Benton School District #47 Frankfort Community Unit School District #168 Zeigler-Royalton Community Unit School District #188 Thompsonville Community Unit School District #174 Ewing-Northern Community Unit School District #115 Morthland College - West Frankfort John A. Logan College Extension Center - West Frankfort Franklin & Jefferson County Special Education Cooperative Until the 2000s, Franklin County, owing to its strong Southern leanings and opposition to the “Yankee” Civil War was Democratic-leaning.

It voted for Republican Presidential nominees only in landslide GOP victories, Walter Mondale when he came within 3,819 votes of losing all fifty states in 1984 was able to carry Franklin County by 1,011 votes. However, since the turn of the century opposition to the Democratic Party’s liberal views on social issues has produced a powerful swing towards the Republican Party. In 2016, Hillary Clinton did fifteen percent worse than any previous Democratic candidate, receiving only 25 percent of the county’s ballots. National Register of Historic Places listings in Franklin County, Illinois United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles United States Board on Geographic Names United States National Atlas


In Judaism, Hagalah is a method of making utensils suitable for use with kosher food by immersing utensils in boiling water. This concept is derived from a verse in Parshat Matot that states: Only the gold, the silver, the copper, the iron, the tin, the lead. Utensils made from any type of metal, wood, leather, or natural rubber may be kashered by hagalah. Earthenware, porcelain and paper utensils cannot be kashered by hagalah. Any utensil which may get ruined during the hagalah process may not be kashered, out of concern that its owner will not kosher the utensil properly out of concern for damaging it. Prior to immersion in the boiling water, the object must be cleaned and left unused for a period of 24 hours. All surfaces of the item are placed into a pot of water, on the heat source and at a rolling boil. Tevilat Keilim Chametz Milk and meat in Jewish law

Yallambie, Victoria

Yallambie is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 16 km north-east from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Banyule. At the 2016 census, Yallambie had a population of 4,117. Yallambie is a residential suburb stretched between Greensborough Road to the west and the Plenty River on its east, its southern border is Lower Plenty Yallambie Road in the north. The predominant feature in Yallambie is the Simpson Army Barracks. Known as the Watsonia Military Camp, it was set up during the Second World War. Yallambie's residential population doubled when a large parcel of reserved land behind the barracks was converted to residential use following rationalisation of military facilities during the late 1980s. Yallambie is home to the Federal Government agency Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency. Yallambie has never had a post office of that name, however the Simpson Barracks Post Office opened on 31 March 1987, replacing the Macleod office open since 1923, was closed in 1996.

A Watsonia Military office was open from 1942 until 1946 and a Watsonia Camp office was open from 1948 until 1952. Yallambie is home to Streeton Primary School, a combination of 2 previous schools called Watsonia South Primary School & Yallambie Primary School, located on the old Yallambie Primary School site. Streeton is named after well known artist Arthur Streeton. Yallambie's main pre-school facility is Yallambie Park Pre-School, located on the same road as Streeton Primary School. Most children that finish at Y. P. P. S go on to further their education at Streeton. Public library service is provided by Yarra Plenty Regional Library; the nearest library is at Eltham. Banyule City SC is a growing and progressive soccer club located at Yallambie Park and the senior team compete in the FFV State League Division 1. City of Heidelberg - Yallambie was within this local government area

Huffman coding

In computer science and information theory, a Huffman code is a particular type of optimal prefix code, used for lossless data compression. The process of finding or using such a code proceeds by means of Huffman coding, an algorithm developed by David A. Huffman while he was a Sc. D. Student at MIT, published in the 1952 paper "A Method for the Construction of Minimum-Redundancy Codes"; the output from Huffman's algorithm can be viewed as a variable-length code table for encoding a source symbol. The algorithm derives this table from the estimated probability or frequency of occurrence for each possible value of the source symbol; as in other entropy encoding methods, more common symbols are represented using fewer bits than less common symbols. Huffman's method can be efficiently implemented, finding a code in time linear to the number of input weights if these weights are sorted. However, although optimal among methods encoding symbols separately, Huffman coding is not always optimal among all compression methods - it is replaced with arithmetic coding or asymmetric numeral systems if better compression ratio is required.

In 1951, David A. Huffman and his MIT information theory classmates were given the choice of a term paper or a final exam; the professor, Robert M. Fano, assigned a term paper on the problem of finding the most efficient binary code. Huffman, unable to prove any codes were the most efficient, was about to give up and start studying for the final when he hit upon the idea of using a frequency-sorted binary tree and proved this method the most efficient. In doing so, Huffman outdid Fano, who had worked with information theory inventor Claude Shannon to develop a similar code. Building the tree from the bottom up guaranteed optimality, unlike top-down Shannon–Fano coding. Huffman coding uses a specific method for choosing the representation for each symbol, resulting in a prefix code. Huffman coding is such a widespread method for creating prefix codes that the term "Huffman code" is used as a synonym for "prefix code" when such a code is not produced by Huffman's algorithm. Given A set of symbols and their weights.

Find A prefix-free binary code with minimum expected codeword length. Input. Alphabet A =, the symbol alphabet of size n. Tuple W =, the tuple of the symbol weights, i.e. w i = w e i g h t, 1 ≤ i ≤ n. Output. Code C =, the tuple of codewords, where c i is the codeword for a i, 1 ≤ i ≤ n. Goal. Let L = ∑ i = 1 n w i × l e n g t h be the weighted path length of code C. Condition: L ≤ L for any code T. We give an example of the result of Huffman coding for a code with five characters and given weights. We will not verify that it minimizes L over all codes, but we will compute L and compare it to the Shannon entropy H of the given set of weights. For any code, biunique, meaning that the code is uniquely decodeable, the sum of the probability budgets across all symbols is always less than or equal to one. In this example, the sum is equal to one. If this is not the case, you can always derive an equivalent code by adding extra symbols, to make the code complete while keeping it biunique; as defined by Shannon, the information content h of each symbol ai with non-null probability is h = log 2 ⁡


AppNeta is a computer software company headquartered in Boston, with research and development based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The company was co-founded in July 2000 by Irfhan Rajani as Jaalam Research and called Jaalam Technologies, its first product was called Appare. Net. In December 2002, Glenn Wong became chief executive, in August 2003 its name was changed to Apparent Networks, to reflect its product. In January 2004 Wong resigned and Rajani resumed his role as chief, it is held, with venture capital investors, including SolarWinds, Bain Capital Ventures, JMI Equity, Egan-Managed Capital and Business Development Bank of Canada. In 2008, its headquarters moved from Vancouver to Boston. Apparent Networks changed their name to AppNeta in 2011. Customers and partners include Bandwidth Management Group. In July 2014, Matt Stevens, co-founder of AppNeta, replaced Jim Melvin as the company's CEO. AppNeta's PathView Cloud is software as a service tool, intended for enterprises, managed service providers and technology vendors.

Enterprises use PathView Cloud to manage application and network performance across different branch offices. This technology has been deployed by managed service providers to monitor their customers’ network performance and generate service revenue. PathView Cloud is designed for IT professionals to monitor and analyze network traffic, as well as pinpoint the causes of performance issues in applications including VoIP, Video conferencing and other cloud-based services. In September 2012, the company released a performance management tool called TraceView, after acquiring Tracelytics. According to AppNeta, this service provides Web application performance management across different application layers and environments. “Best Use of Cloud Delivery” by the Enterprise Management Associates Radar™ Report for Application-Aware Network Performance Management Q3 2010. "Strong Value" by the Enterprise Management Associates Radar™ Report for Application-Aware Network Performance Management Q3 2010. "Tech Innovator" by the Xchange Technology Innovator Awards in the managed services category "Customer Enhancement Value of the Year 2010" by Frost & Sullivan "2010 Excellence Award" by Unified Communications AppNeta's website

Jacek Kurski

Jacek Olgierd Kurski is a Polish politician and journalist, the current chairman of the Polish public broadcaster TVP. He was a Member of the Sejm, Member of the European Parliament, State Undersecretary for the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, he was first elected to the Sejm on 25 September 2005, getting 26,446 votes in 25 – Gdańsk as a member of the Law and Justice party. On 8 September 2010, Kurski was the only MEP to vote against a condemnation by the European Parliament of the execution of Iranian national Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani by stoning. Kurski stated that he voted against by error, he corrected his vote immediately. Members of Polish Sejm 2005–2007 Nocna zmiana Jacek Kurski - parliamentary page - includes declarations of interest, voting record, transcripts of speeches