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French Guinea

French Guinea was a French colonial possession in West Africa. Its borders, while changed over time, were in 1958 those of the current independent nation of Guinea. French Guinea was established by France in 1891, within the same borders as its previous colony known as Rivières du Sud. Prior to 1882, the coastal portions of French Guinea were part of the French colony of Senegal. In 1891, Rivières du Sud was placed under the colonial lieutenant governor at Dakar, who had authority over the French coastal regions east to Porto-Novo. In 1894 Rivières du Sud, Cote d'Ivoire and Dahomey were separated into'independent' colonies, with Rivières du Sud being renamed as the Colony of French Guinea. In 1895, French Guinea was made one of several dependent colonies and its Governor became one of several Lieutenant Governors who reported to a Governor-General in Dakar. In 1904, this federation of colonies was formalised as French West Africa. French Guinea, Dahomey, Cote d'Ivoire and Upper Senegal and Niger, were each ruled by a lieutenant governor, under the Governor General in Dakar.

Guinea was ruled by France until 1958. It became independent from France in 1958 following its voters' rejection of Charles de Gaulle's Constitution of 1958. At the time French Guinea was the only colony to reject the new constitution. French Guinea became the modern-day country of Guinea. Guinea History of Guinea French West Africa List of French possessions and colonies Timeline of Conakry Jean Suret-Canale. French Colonialism in Tropical Africa 1900–1945. Trans. Pica Press Jean Suret-Canale. Guinea in the Colonial System, in Essays on African History. Translated, Hurst

Avinash Sachdev

Avinash Sachdev, is an Indian television actor known for playing the character Dev in the Hindi soap opera Chotti Bahu and Shlok in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?... Ek Baar Phir. Sachdev was brought up in Vadodara, Gujarat, he won many pageant titles in Gujarat, shifted to his birth city where he acted in television commercials. In 2012, Sachdev ventured into business. Sachdev dated his Choti Bahu co-star Rubina Dilaik. In 2015, he married his Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?... Ek Baar Phir co-star and television writer Shalmalee Desai, they separated in 2017 and were reported to be divorced by 2018. Sachdev is dating actress Palak Purswani. In the early days of Sachdev's career he was interested in modelling, he won several titles like Mr Baroda, Mr University, Mr Gujarat that compelled him to participate in the Gladrags Model Hunt. He took up acting projects to develop filmmaking skills, his first notable acting role was in a TVS Scooty commercial. He did several television commercials for Cadbury Dairy Milk, GRT Jewellers eBay and Sun Feast.

Sachdev secured his first television role in the soap opera Karam Apna Apna and was finalised for the leading roles in Sapna Babul Ka... Bidaai and Mere Ghar Aayi Ek Nanhi Pari. However, Dev in Chotti Bahu was his first leading role, it earned him an Indian Telly Award for Fresh New Face and a Zee Rishtey Award for Popular Male Face of the year 2009. In 2013, he played the lead character Shlok Agnihotry in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?... Ek Baar Phir. In 2015, Sachdev joined the cast of Qubool Hai Season 4 as the lead. Balika Vadhu season 2 was his third television project with Sphere Origins. Sachdev first worked as a volunteer assistant director on Hatim, he assisted Farhan Akhtar in Rock On!!. In 2016, Sachev made his directorial debut with a short online travel documentary, Mumbai to Ladakh, based on his personal road trip to Ladakh. In the same year, he released Trek to Anjanari. Though Sachdev is not a frequent stage performer, he has participated in several world tours and concerts. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, he performed in Zee Night Concerts around the world along with Chotti Bahu co-star, Rubina Dilaik.

He participated in Zee Heroes with a Mamta Sharma concert and Udit Narayan with Zee stars concert in South Africa. Sachdev worked as an event manager in his last few Show Time Creations concerts held in South Africa. In 2017 because of Sachdev's contribution to the Indian TV show Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon?.. Ek Bhar Phir, he became the second Indian actor after Bollywood legend Raj Kapoor to visit Azerbaijan; the same year, he was invited to Turkey for a fan meet and greet event organised by Kanal 7. Official website Avinash Sachdev on IMDb

Big Sandy, Tennessee

Big Sandy is a town in Benton County, United States. The population was 557 at the 2010 census. Big Sandy is located at 36°14′3″N 88°5′9″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles, all land. Big Sandy is concentrated around the intersection of State Route 69A and State Route 147; as of the census of 2000, there were 518 people, 241 households, 145 families residing in the town. The population density was 728.0 people per square mile. There were 298 housing units at an average density of 418.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 99.23% White, 0.19% from other races, 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.19% of the population. There were 241 households out of which 22.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 39.8% were non-families. 36.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.79. In the town, the population age spread was 21.0% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males. The median income for a household in the town was $22,917, the median income for a family was $26,354. Males had a median income of $23,125 versus $17,596 for females; the per capita income for the town was $13,688. About 13.8% of families and 21.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.9% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over. Official site Town charter On The Ball Magazine - Big Sandy Red Devils Sports

Seldovia, Alaska

Seldovia is a city in Kenai Peninsula Borough, United States. Its population was 255 at the 2010 census, down from 286 in 2000, it is located along Kachemak Bay southwest of Homer. There is no road system connecting the town to other communities, so all travel to Seldovia is by airplane or boat; the Alaska Native people of Seldovia make up 1/4 of the population and have ancestors of Aleut and Alutiiq descent, as well as some Dena'ina. The native residents are mixed Alutiiq Eskimo. In 1787 or 1788 a Russian fur trade post named Aleksandrovskaia was established at today's Seldovia by hunting parties under Evstratii Ivanovich Delarov, of the Shelikhov-Golikov company, precursor of the Russian-American Company. Although there has been little definitive archeological evidence of human habitation at Seldovia prior to the 1800s, it is said the early Russian St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, started in 1820, was built on top of an older aboriginal Inuit village site; the town's original Russian name, translates to "Herring Bay", as there was a significant herring population prior to rampant overfishing early in the 20th century.

Until the development of a more complete road system in Alaska, Seldovia was an important "first stop" for ships sailing from Seward and other points outside Cook Inlet. At one time Seldovia was home to over 2,000 residents, but today fewer than 300 persons reside year round; the town was one of many communities along the shores of Cook Inlet, noted for having one of the most severe tidal movements in North America. Similar to the dramatic tides of Bay of Fundy, the Cook Inlet's waters prior to 1964 would rise or fall 26 feet every six hours during the peak tides. After the Good Friday earthquake on March 27, 1964, which registered 9.2 on the moment magnitude scale, the surrounding land mass dropped six feet. Seldovia's "boardwalk" before the earthquake was thick wooden plank and piling, the town's main street was built entirely along the waterfront. Most of the community's businesses, many homes were constructed upon pilings on either side of this "street"; the sudden sinking of the land caused higher tides, peaking at 32 feet, to submerge the boardwalk and flood the homes and businesses along the waterfront.

The waterfront was rebuilt using fill from Cap's Hill, demolished to rebuild the town on higher ground. There is only one small portion of the boardwalk left; the original boardwalk is gone, destroyed during the urban renewal process, along with many homes and businesses. Seldovia has been home to many industries, including fox farming, berry picking and commercial fishing, including King Crab fishing. Logging and mining have featured in local history. Today charter boats keep busy bringing the visiting sport fishermen to the fishing grounds of Kachemak Bay and other nearby waters. Seldovia first appeared on the 1880 U. S. Census as the unincorporated villages of Seldovia and Ostrovki. Of the 74 residents, 38 were Creole and 36 were Inuit. In 1890, it returned as Seldovia, reported 99 residents, of which 83 were Native and 16 Creole, it has reported in every successive census. It formally incorporated in 1945; as of the census of 2010, there were 255 people, 121 households, 66 families residing in the city.

The population density was 668.6 people per square mile. There were 218 housing units at an average density of 571.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 72.5% White, 1.2% Black or African American, 13.7% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.0% from other races, 11.4% from two or more races. 3.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 121 households out of which 19.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, 45.5% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.67. In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 20.0% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 21.2% from 25 to 44, 37.2% from 45 to 64, 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 48.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 104 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.7 males. The median income for a household in the city was $50,313, the median income for a family was $68,750. Males had a median income of $61,875 versus $21,667 for females; the per capita income for the city was $30,754. About 1.7% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 1.9% of those sixty five or over. Seldovia is located at 59°26′20″N 151°42′45″W. Seldovia is on the Kenai Peninsula on the south shore of Kachemak Bay opposite Homer; the community is located in the Seldovia Recording District. Seldovia sea level change is -9.96 mm/yr, over the last 50 years it is about -19.6 inches or -1.6 ft. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Seldovia has a total area of 0.6 square miles, of which, 0.4 square miles of it is land and 0.2 square miles of it is water. Seldovia has brief dry summers.

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Latin Christian music

Latin Christian music is a subgenre of Latin music and Contemporary Christian music. Christian music is well established in Latin America's Evangelical churches, but is popular with the major Roman Catholic community. Both the Latin Grammy Awards and Latin Billboard Music Awards have Christian music categories, though the markets are underestimated due to low reporting. Notable artists include Brazilian singers Ana Paula Valadão and Aline Barros, Panamanian musician Santiago Stevenson, Jaime Murrell, Luis "Funky" Marrero, Puerto Rican rapper in the genre of hip-hop and Christian contemporary music, Willy Redimi2 González Dominican rapper in Latin hip-hop and Christian contemporary music, Venezuelan pop singer José Luis Rodríguez, Daniel Calveti and Christian Sebastia, Mexican singers/pastors Jesús Adrián Romero, Marcos Witt, Armando Flores, singers Alejandro Alonso, Marco Barrientos, Ecuador's Paulina Aguirre, Salvadorian Álvaro Torres, Colombia's Alex Campos and Ericson Molano, Mexican band Rojo.

Other artists include Samuel Hernández, Roberto Orellana, Annette Moreno, Christian singers like Daniela G Mangrum. US artists include Texas-based singers Jaci Velasquez and Omar Salas, New Jersey-born musician Anthony Rodriguez and New York-born Christian pop artist Jon Montalban. Spain and Portugal have their own local Christian music artists. Notable in Portugal is Catholic minister Padre José Luis Borga

The Gordons (writers)

The Gordons were crime fiction authors Gordon Gordon, his wife, Mildred Nixon Gordon. Both attended the University of Arizona where they met and married in 1932, they wrote numerous crime fiction novels. Many of these feature fictional protagonist FBI agent John "Rip" Ripley. After they learned that the screenwriter of Make Haste to Live received $40,000 while they, the authors, only received $5,000, the Gordons insisted on writing the screenplays for their books being filmed. Gordon was an editor of the Tucson Citizen newspaper and a publicist with 20th Century Fox from 1935 to 1942, served as a Federal Bureau of Investigation counter-intelligence agent during World War II for three years. Mildred Gordon was an editor for Arizona Highways magazine, she wrote The Little Man Who Wasn't There. After Mildred's death in 1979, Gordon married Mary Dorr on March 16, 1980, they wrote Race for The Hong Kong Affair. Gordon and Dorr created the Excellence in Media Angel Awards. Make Haste to Live FBI Story Campaign Train Case File: FBI The Case of the Talking Bug/Playback The Big Frame Captive Tiger on My Back Operation Terror Menace Undercover Cat The Informant The Gordons on IMDb The Gordons on IMDb