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Gentry County, Missouri

Gentry County is a county located in the northwestern portion of the U. S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,738, its county seat is Albany. The county was organized February 14, 1841 and named for Colonel Richard Gentry of Boone County, who fell in the Seminole War in 1837. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 492 square miles, of which 491 square miles is land and 0.3 square miles is water. Worth County Harrison County Daviess County DeKalb County Andrew County Nodaway County U. S. Route 136 U. S. Route 169 Route 85 As of the census of 2010, there were 6,738 people, 2,674 households, 1,789 families residing in the county; the population density was 14 people per square mile. There were 3,209 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 98.38% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 0.27% Asian, 0.19% Native American, 0.16% from other races, 0.68% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,674 households, of which 29.06% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.42% were married couples living together, 8.23% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.10% were non-families. 29.02% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.07% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.03. In the county, the population was spread out with 24.55% under the age of 18, 7.85% from 18 to 24, 20.67% from 25 to 44, 26.43% from 45 to 64, 20.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.4 years. For every 100 females there were 93.62 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.43 males. The median income for a household in the county was $35,556, the median income for a family was $46,458. Males had a median income of $33,558 versus $25,815 for females; the per capita income for the county was $19,021. About 9.30% of families and 14.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.40% of those under age 18 and 15.00% of those age 65 or over.

According to the Association of Religion Data Archives County Membership Report, Gentry County is sometimes regarded as being on the northern edge of the Bible Belt, with evangelical Protestantism being the most predominant religion. The most predominant denominations among residents in Gentry County who adhere to a religion are Southern Baptists, United Methodists, Disciples of Christ. Albany R-III School District – Albany Virginia E. George Elementary School Albany Middle School Albany High School King City R-I School District – King City King City Elementary School King City High School Stanberry R-II School District – Stanberry Stanberry Elementary School Stanberry High School Albany Carnegie Public Library Gentry County Library The Democratic Party controls politics at the local level in Gentry County. Democrats hold all but three of the elected positions in the county. Gentry County is part of the 2nd district in the Missouri House of Representatives held by J. Eggleston. Gentry County is a part of Missouri's 12th District in the Missouri Senate and is represented by Dan Hegeman.

Gentry County is included in Missouri's 6th Congressional District and is represented by Sam Graves in the U. S. House of Representatives. At the presidential level, Gentry County is Republican-leaning. George W. Bush carried the county in 2000 and 2004. Bill Clinton was the last Democratic presidential nominee to carry Gentry County in 1996, like many of the rural counties throughout Missouri, Gentry County favored John McCain over Barack Obama in 2008. Like most rural areas throughout northwest Missouri, voters in Gentry County adhere to and culturally conservative principles which tend to influence their Republican leanings. In 2004, Missourians voted on a constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union between a man and a woman—it overwhelmingly won in Gentry County with 79.9% of the vote. The initiative passed. In 2006, Missourians voted on a constitutional amendment to fund and legalize embryonic stem cell research in the state—it failed in Gentry County with 58.3% voting against the measure.

The initiative narrowly passed the state with 51% of support from voters as Missouri became one of the first states in the nation to approve embryonic stem cell research. Despite Gentry County's longstanding tradition of supporting conservative platforms, voters in the county have a penchant for advancing populist causes like increasing the minimum wage. In 2006, Missourians voted on a proposition to increase the minimum wage in the state to $6.50 an hour—it passed Gentry County with 63.3% of the vote. The proposition passed every single county in Missouri with 78.99% voting in favor. In the 2012 Missouri Republican Presidential Primary, voters in Gentry County supported former U. S. Senator Rick Santorum, who finished first in the state at large, but lost the nomination to former Governor Mitt Romney. Delegates to the state convention were chosen at a county caucus, which selected a delegation favoring Santorum. Former U. S. Senator Hillary Clinton received more votes, a total of 409, than any candidate from either party in Gentry County during the 2008 presidential primary.

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White Rabbit Gallery

The White Rabbit Gallery is a contemporary art museum located in the inner city Sydney suburb of Chippendale, New South Wales, which exhibits selections from the White Rabbit Collection of 21st-century Chinese contemporary art. The collection, one of the largest of its kind in the world, is owned by Judith Neilson; the gallery was established by Neilson and her now-estranged husband, Kerr, to share the Collection with the public, opened in 2009. It is located at 30 Balfour Street, near Central station and Central Park, in a renovated former warehouse and Rolls-Royce service depot; the gallery can accommodate only a small part of the White Rabbit Collection, which contains more than 2,500 works by several hundred artists, including artists from Taiwan. The gallery holds two exhibitions a year, for which the entrance level and three upper floors are re-hung. A tea house on the ground floor serves teas from Taiwan; the White Rabbit Gallery is a registered charitable institution wholly funded by the philanthropic Neilson Foundation.

Admission is free. Official website Current exhibition Wee, Gillian. "Haven for Chinese Dissident Art in Sydney". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 27 March 2014. ABC-TV, Australia. "Reformation: Chinese contemporary art on show in Sydney". ABC. Retrieved 25 March 2014. "What's mine is yours, say wealthy collectors". Sydney Morning Herald. 31 July 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2014

Central force

In classical mechanics, a central force on an object is a force, directed along the line joining the object and the origin: F → = F = F r ^ where F → is the force, F is a vector valued force function, F is a scalar valued force function, r is the position vector, ||r|| is its length, r ^ = r/||r|| is the corresponding unit vector. Not all central force fields are spherically symmetric. However, a central force is only if it is spherically symmetric. Central forces that are conservative can always be expressed as the negative gradient of a potential energy:- F = − ∇ V, where V = ∫ | r | + ∞ F d r. In a conservative field, the total mechanical energy is conserved: E = 1 2 m | r ˙ | 2 + V = constant, in a central force field, so is the angular momentum: L = r × m r ˙ = constant because the torque exerted by the force is zero; as a consequence, the body moves on the plane perpendicular to the angular momentum vector and containing the origin, obeys Kepler's second law. It can be shown that an object that moves under the influence of any central force obeys Kepler's second law.

However, the first and third laws depend on the inverse-square nature of Newton's law of universal gravitation and do not hold in general for other central forces. As a consequence of being conservative, these specific central force fields are irrotational, that is, its curl is zero, except at the origin: ∇ × F = 0. Gravitational force and Coulomb force are two familiar examples with F being proportional to 1/r2 only. An object in such a force field with negative F obeys Kepler's laws of planetary motion; the force field of a spatial harmonic oscillator is central with F proportional to r only and negative. By Bertrand's theorem, these two, F = − k / r 2 and F = − k r, are the only possible central force fields where all bounded orbits are stable closed orbits. However, there exist other force fields. A This article uses the definition of central force given in Taylor. Another common definition adds the constraint that the force be spherically symmetric, i.e. F → = F = F r ^. Classical central-force problem Particle in a spherically symmetric potential

Gilligan's Planet

Gilligan's Planet is an American Saturday morning animated series produced by Filmation and MGM/UA Television which aired during the 1982-1983 season on CBS. It was the second animated spin-off of the sitcom Gilligan's Island. Gilligan's Planet was the last cartoon series, it was the first Filmation series to feature the Lou Scheimer "signature" credit. In addition, it was one of the last 1980s Saturday morning cartoons to be fitted with an adult laugh track, as the popularity of the practice had subsided. Gilligan's Planet featured all of the original actors but one. Dawn Wells, unavailable during the production of The New Adventures of Gilligan, returned to the franchise, voicing both her own character and Ginger. Gilligan's Planet is based on the premise that the Professor had managed to build an operational interplanetary spaceship to get the castaways of the original series off the island. True to the castaways' perpetual bad luck, they rocketed off into space and crash-landed on an unknown planet that supported human life.

In many ways, the planet was like the island, but with a strangely colored and cratered surface with more land to get around. The rocket was damaged in the crash. Overall, Gilligan's Planet represented the source material of the original live-action series with "space" and "alien" themes. Encounters with "headhunters" and other shipwrecked people became encounters with alien creatures. A new character named Bumper was added, who appeared as a reptilian alien pet/sidekick for Gilligan and company; the theme song from The New Adventures of Gilligan was recycled, with new narration to explain the new show's premise. Sherwood Schwartz, who had hands-on involvement in the New Adventures series, was not as involved in Gilligan's Planet. Two of the show's primary writers, Tom Ruegger and Paul Dini, would emerge at Warner Bros. Animation in the 1990s; this is one of the few Filmation series not owned by successor Universal Television/Classic Media. It is instead owned by Turner Entertainment as it is a part of their pre-1986 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer library.

Bob Denver - Willy Gilligan Alan Hale Jr. - Skipper Jonas Grumby Jim Backus - Thurston Howell III Natalie Schafer - Eunice Wentworth "Lovey" Howell Russell Johnson - Professor Roy Hinkley Dawn Wells - Mary Ann Summers, Ginger Grant Lou Scheimer - Bumper On July 22, 2014, Warner Archive released Gilligan's Planet: The Complete Series on DVD in region 1 as part of their Warner Archive Collection. This is a manufacture-on-demand release, available through Warner's online store and amazon.com. List of animated spin-offs from prime time shows Gilligan's Planet Cartoon Info @ Big Cartoon DataBase Gilligan's Planet on IMDb Gilligan's Planet at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original on August 28, 2016

The Biskitts

The Biskitts is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions from 1983 to 1984 and aired on CBS. The series lasted for only one season; the Biskitts returned to that same time slot in March 1985 but only aired reruns in the remainder of that season. Following the series' retirement from CBS, like many other cartoons, it was acquired by the Armed Forces Network and shown throughout much of the 1980s as entertainment for children of deployed American servicemen in Asia and Europe; the Biskitts are a group of tiny anthropomorphic dogs who live on Biskitt Island and are committed to guarding the crown jewels of Biskitt Castle. Modeled after Robin Hood, the Biskitts still serve their deceased king while performing good deeds for the underprivileged inhabitants of their tiny island, it is explained in the opening narration that due to their good reputation for responsibility and security, other kings have entrusted their treasures to be safeguarded by the Biskitts. The villain of the series is the king's mean-spirited, younger brother King Max who rules the neighboring Lower Suburbia.

In lieu of a proper coronation, Max schemes to steal the royal treasure with the help of his hench-hounds Fang and Snarl and his jester Shecky. The Biskitts are in danger of being captured and eaten by a large wildcat named Scratch. Waggs – The protagonist of the series who leads the Biskitts on every mission and is always there if his friends are in trouble, he is Sweets' boyfriend. Sweets – A kind and gentle Biskitt, friendly to other animals as well as the Biskitts and helpful, she is Waggs's girlfriend. Shiner – Very lazy and selfish and jealous of Waggs' leadership. Sometimes when the Biskitts fall into a trap, Shiner blames Waggs for nothing, he makes. However, he does have a hidden kindly side. Lady – The posh Biskitt who likes to stay clean and pretty. Lady likes decorating the castle. Bump – A strong Biskitt, a bit dim and clumsy but is helpful and friendly with Scat. In one episode, Bump became friends with him. Downer – Downer is an unhappy and cowardly Biskitt, pessimistic that something bad will happen.

He is the unlikely friend of Shiner. Wiggle – Wiggle is another girl Biskitt who helps out with events, she likes Shiner but in one episode she had a crush on Waggs. Spinner – Spinner is the oldest and a wiser Biskitt, he helps the Biskitts when they stumble into something he knows about. Scat – Scat is a young Biskitt, he is industrious and brave. Scat is friends with Bump. Mooch – Mooch is the fat and gluttonous Biskitt who always thinks about food. Rover – Rover is a pirate-like Biskitt, away from Biskitt island for a long time. Flip – A laid-back Biskitt. Fetch – A silly-looking Biskitt. Princess Biskitt – The Princess Biskitt gets kidnapped by King Max to capture the Biskitts; the male Biskitts was about to boiled alive with her. Sweets and Lady thought she was not real at first but found out that she is and saved the male Biskitts and Princess Biskitt from their hot watery doom. King Max – The evil, mean-spirited, wasteful King who rules the neighboring Lower Suburbia and serves as the antagonist.

He is the younger brother of the previous King. Why Max is not crowned as the new ruler of the Biskitts is never explained, he tries hard to go to Biskitts Castle to steal the royal treasure. King Max bosses Shecky around the castle most of the time and threatens the Biskitts to talk sometimes by trying to kill them, using methods that range from an eagle who does not like Biskitts attacking them to boiling them alive. Despite being the King, Max wears tatty, ripped clothes with the toe part of his left shoe missing. Shecky -- Shecky is King Max's court jester. However, Shecky is not always loyal to Max, he is not just a jester, he cleans and does other jobs for King Max. Fang and Snarl – Fang and Snarl are King Max's hounds, they help Shecky in sniffing the Biskitts out. Moat Monster – A serpentine monster that lives in the moat surrounding King Max's castle. Scratch – Scratch is a wildcat, always trying to catch the Biskitts and eat them, he lives in a cave somewhere in the swamp. When the Biskitts are near Scratch's cave, they need to be on the lookout for him.

He has a cousin named Itch. The Whiskers – A group of cats who only appear in the episode "Raiders of The Lost Bark". Mouser – Leader of the Whiskers, he showed her his home. Pendora – A female cat who has a crystal ball to see what's going on. Boots – A fat lazy cat who always sleeps so he could go to bed at night. Scaredy Cat – A cat, afraid of everything. Mink – A pretty French-accented cat who has a crush on Scat after he saved her from Scratch, she seems to be a feline version of Lady. Jinks – A cat with constant bad luck. Tiger – A tough cat with an eye patch, he seems

Huanggutun incident

The Huanggutun Incident, or the Zhang Zuolin Explosion Death Incident, was an assassination plotted and committed on 4 June 1928, by the Japanese Kwantung Army that targeted Fengtian warlord Zhang Zuolin. It took place at the Huanggutun Railway Station near Shenyang, where Zhang's personal train was destroyed by a railside explosion; this incident was concealed in Japan at the time and was referred only as "A Certain Important Incident in Manchuria". Following the Xinhai Revolution of 1911, China dissolved in spontaneous devolution, with local officials and military leaders assuming power independent of control by the weak central government. In north China the once powerful Beiyang Army split up into various factions after the death of Yuan Shikai in 1916. Zhang Zuolin, being the leader of the Fengtian clique, was one of the most powerful warlords, as he managed to seize control of Manchuria, at the time consisting of nine provinces. At the time of the First United Front in 1924, foreign support in China was divided as follows: Fengtian clique — Japan Zhili clique — Europeans & United States Kuomintang — Soviet UnionThe Fengtian clique's support from abroad was the Empire of Japan, which had vested economic and political interests in the region dating from the end of the Russo-Japanese War and was interested in exploiting their region's untapped natural resources.

The Japanese Kwantung Army, based in the Kwantung Leased Territory had responsibility for safeguarding the South Manchurian Railway and thus had troops stationed in Manchuria, providing material and logistical support for the Fengtian clique. The cooperation worked to the mutual benefit of both parties. Zhang provided security for the railroad and Japanese economic interests, suppressing Manchuria's endemic banditry problem and allowing extensive Japanese investments; the Imperial Japanese Army assisted Zhang in the two Zhili-Fengtian Wars, including the suppression of the anti-Fengtian uprising by Gen. Guo Songling. However, Zhang only wanted Japan's aid for consolidating and expanding his territory, whereas Japan envisioned a future joint occupation of Manchuria with Zhang. After Zhang achieved his objectives, he tried to improve relations with the United States and the United Kingdom, allowing both countries open access to the trade and economic opportunities in Manchuria that he had allowed only to the Japanese.

This change in policy came at a time when Japan was in the midst of a severe economic crisis from the Great Kantō earthquake and successive economic depressions, caused both alarm and irritation in the Kwantung Army leadership. The situation was further complicated by the success of the Northern Expedition led by Chiang Kai-shek of the National Revolutionary Army, in which the Kuomintang successively defeated Sun Chuanfang, Wu Peifu and other warlords of the Northern Faction, as well as the Beijing government controlled by Zhang Zuolin; the Nationalist army appeared poised to restore its rule over Manchuria, still claimed as part of the Republic of China. The Nationalists, the Communists and other elements in the Northern Expedition at the time were supported by the Soviet Union, which had installed puppet governments in nearby Mongolia and Tannu Tuva. From the Japanese perspective, for Manchuria to fall either under Soviet or Nationalist domination was strategically unacceptable, Zhang Zuolin no longer appeared trustworthy as an ally capable of maintaining a de facto independent Manchuria.

Japan needed a context to establish control over Manchuria without combat or foreign intervention, it believed splitting up the Fengtian clique via replacement of Zhang with a more cooperative leader would do so. Zhang left Beijing to go to Shenyang by train on the night of 3 June 1928; the train traveled along the Jingfeng Railway, a route, patrolled by his own troops. The only location along the railway, not under Zhang's control was a bridge several kilometres east of Huanggutun Railway Station on the outskirts of Shenyang, where the South Manchuria Railway crossed the Jingfeng Railway on the bridge. Col. Daisaku Kōmoto, a junior officer in the Kwantung Army, believed that the assassination of Zhang would be the most expeditious way of installing a new leader more amenable to Japanese demands, planned an operation without direct orders from Tokyo, his subordinate, Capt. Kaneo Tōmiya, was in charge of executing the plan; the bomb itself was planted on the bridge by Sapper 1st Lt. Sadatoshi Fujii.

When Zhang's train passed the bridge at 5:23 a.m. on June 4, the bomb exploded. Several of Zhang's officials, including the governor of Heilongjiang province Wu Junsheng, died immediately. Zhang was mortally sent back to his home in Shenyang, he died several hours later. At the time of the assassination, the Kwantung Army was in the process of grooming Yang Yuting, a senior general in the Fengtian clique, to be Zhang's successor. However, the actual assassination took the Kwantung Army leadership off guard, as troops were not mobilized and the Kwantung Army was unable to take any advantage by blaming Zhang's Chinese enemies and using the incident as a casus belli for a Japanese military intervention. Instead, the incident was soundly condemned by the international community and by both military and civilian authorities in Tokyo itself; the emergence of Zhang's son Zhang Xueliang as successor and leader of the Fengtian clique came as a surprise. The younger Zhang, in order to avoid any conflict with Japan and chaos that might provoke the Japanese into a military response, did not dire