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Glynn County, Georgia

Glynn County is a county located in the U. S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 79,626; the county seat is Brunswick. Glynn County is part of Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area. Glynn County, one of the original eight counties in the state created on February 5, 1777, was named after John Glynn, a member of the British House of Commons who defended the cause of the American Colonies before the American Revolution; the Battle of Bloody Marsh was fought in Glynn County. James Oglethorpe built Fort Frederica, used a base in the American Revolutionary War. Glynn Academy is the second oldest school in Georgia. Glynn County includes the most prominent of the Sea Islands of Georgia, including Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island, Sea Island; the Georgia poet Sidney Lanier immortalized the seacoast there in his poem, "The Marshes of Glynn", which begins: Glooms of the live-oaks, beautiful-braided and woven With intricate shades of the vines that myriad-cloven Clamber the forks of the multiform boughs,-- Emerald twilights,-- Virginal shy lights, Wrought of the leaves to allure to the whisper of vows, When lovers pace timidly down through the green colonnades Of the dim sweet woods, of the dear dark woods, Of the heavenly woods and glades, That run to the radiant marginal sand-beach within The wide sea-marshes of Glynn.

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center now uses a substantial part of the former NAS as its main campus. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 585 square miles, of which 420 square miles is land and 165 square miles is water; the majority of Glynn County is located in the Cumberland-St. Simons sub-basin of the St. Marys-Satilla River basin. Most of the county's northern and northwestern border area is located in the Altamaha River sub-basin of the basin by the same name. McIntosh County - north Camden County - southwest Brantley County - west Wayne County - northwest As of the census of 2000, there were 67,568 people, 27,208 households, 18,392 families living in the county; the population density was 160 per square mile. There were 32,636 housing units at an average density of 77 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 70.66% White, 26.45% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.88% from other races, 1.09% from two or more races.

2.99 % of the population were Latino of any race. According to census 2000 the largest European ancestry groups in Glynn County are: 45.5% English 10.1% Irish 8.0% German 3.0% Scots-Irish 2.2% Scottish 1.0% Polish 1.0% WelshThere were 27,208 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.50% were married couples living together, 14.60% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.40% were non-families. 27.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.95. In the county, the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.50 males. The median income for a household in the county was $38,765, the median income for a family was $46,984.

Males had a median income of $34,363 versus $23,558 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,707. About 11.60% of families and 15.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.10% of those under age 18 and 11.90% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 79,626 people, 31,774 households, 21,259 families living in the county; the population density was 189.7 inhabitants per square mile. There were 40,716 housing units at an average density of 97.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 67.6% white, 26.0% black or African American, 1.2% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 3.0% from other races, 1.8% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 6.4% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 46.5% were English, 10.6% were American, 10.2% were Irish, 7.9% were German. Of the 31,774 households, 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.1% were non-families, 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals.

The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.98. The median age was 39.4 years. The median income for a household in the county was $50,337 and the median income for a family was $62,445. Males had a median income of $43,240 versus $32,112 for females; the per capita income for the county was $28,040. About 11.7% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.9% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over. Glynn County's public schools are operated by Glynn County School System. Glynn County is home to four Superfund sites; those include the "LCP Chemicals Georgia" site, the "Brunswick Wood Preserving" site, the "Hercules 009 Landfill" site, the "Terry Creek Dredge Spoil Areas/Hercules Outfall" site. The Hanlin Group, Inc. which maintained a facility named "LCP Chemicals" in Glynn County just outside the corporate limits of Brunswick, was convicted of dumping 150 tons of mercury into Purvis Creek, a tributary of the Turtle River and surrounding tidal marshes between the m

Conical intersection

In quantum chemistry, a conical intersection of two or more potential energy surfaces is the set of molecular geometry points where the potential energy surfaces are degenerate and the non-adiabatic couplings between these states are non-vanishing. In the vicinity of conical intersections, the Born–Oppenheimer approximation breaks down and the coupling between electronic and nuclear motion becomes important, allowing non-adiabatic processes to take place; the location and characterization of conical intersections are therefore essential to the understanding of a wide range of important phenomena governed by non-adiabatic events, such as photoisomerization, photosynthesis and the photostability of DNA. Conical intersections are called molecular funnels or diabolic points as they have become an established paradigm for understanding reaction mechanisms in photochemistry as important as transitions states in thermal chemistry; this comes from the important role they play in non-radiative de-excitation transitions from excited electronic states to the ground electronic state of molecules.

For example, the stability of DNA with respect to the UV irradiation is due to such conical intersection. The molecular wave packet excited to some electronic excited state by the UV photon follows the slope of the potential energy surface and reaches the conical intersection from above. At this point the large vibronic coupling induces a non-radiative transition which leads the molecule back to its electronic ground state. Degenerate points between potential energy surfaces lie in what is called the intersection or seam space with a dimensionality of 3N-8. Any critical points in this space of degeneracy are characterised as minima, transition states or higher-order saddle points and can be connected to each other through the analogue of an intrinsic reaction coordinate in the seam. In benzene, for example, there is a recurrent connectivity pattern where permutationally isomeric seam segments are connected by intersections of a higher symmetry point group; the remaining two dimensions that lift the energetic degeneracy of the system are known as the branching space.

Conical intersections are ubiquitous in both non-trivial chemical systems. In an ideal system of two dimensionalities, this can occur at one molecular geometry. If the potential energy surfaces are plotted as functions of the two coordinates, they form a cone centered at the degeneracy point; this is shown in the adjacent picture, where the upper and lower potential energy surfaces are plotted in different colors. The name conical intersection comes from this observation. In diatomic molecules, the number of vibrational degrees of freedom is 1. Without the necessary two dimensions required to form the cone shape, conical intersections cannot exist in these molecules. Instead, the potential energy curves experience avoided crossings. In molecules with three or more atoms, the number of degrees of freedom for molecular vibrations is at least 3. In these systems, when spin-orbit interaction is ignored, the degeneracy of conical intersection is lifted through first order by displacements in a two dimensional subspace of the nuclear coordinate space.

The two-dimensional degeneracy lifting subspace is referred to as the branching space or branching plane. This space is spanned by two vectors, the difference of energy gradient vectors of the two intersecting electronic states, the non-adiabatic coupling vector between these two states; because the electronic states are degenerate, the wave functions of the two electronic states are subject to an arbitrary rotation. Therefore, the g and h vectors are subject to a related arbitrary rotation, despite the fact that the space spanned by the two vectors is invariant. To enable a consistent representation of the branching space, the set of wave functions that makes the g and h vectors orthogonal is chosen; this choice is unique up to the signs and switchings of the two vectors, allows these two vectors to have proper symmetry when the molecular geometry is symmetric. The degeneracy is preserved through first order by differential displacements that are perpendicular to the branching space; the space of non-degeneracy-lifting displacements, the orthogonal complement of the branching space, is termed the seam space.

Movement within the seam space will take the molecule from one point of conical intersection to an adjacent point of conical intersection. For an open shell molecule, when spin-orbit interaction is added to the, the dimensionality of seam space is reduced; the presence of conical intersections is difficult to detect experimentally. Only it has been proposed that two-dimensional spectroscopy can be used to detect their presence through the modulation of the frequency of the vibrational coupling mode. Conical intersections can occur between electronic states with the same or different point group symmetry, with the same or different spin symmetry; when restricted to a non-relativistic Coulomb Hamiltonian, conical intersections can be classified as symmetry-required, accidental symmetry-allowed, or accidental same-symmetry, according to the symmetry of the intersecting states. A symmetry-required conical intersection is an intersection between two electronic states carrying the same multidimensional irreducible representation.

For example, intersections between a pair of E states at a geometry that has a non-abelian group symmetry. It is named symmetry-required because these electronic states will always be degenerate as long as the symmetry is present. Symmetry-required intersections are associated with Jahn-Teller effect. An accidental symmetry-allowed conical intersection is an intersection between two

Philmont Training Center

The Philmont Training Center, located at the Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, New Mexico, has been the National Training Center of the Boy Scouts of America since 1950. The PTC offers week-long training conferences from June through September for council and unit volunteers, BSA professionals, youth leaders with several conferences taking place each week; the PTC offers activities for family members including hikes throughout the week and a week-long backpacking program called a Mountain Trek for youth ages 14 to 20. Some participants and families drive to PTC, while others take a plane, chartered bus, or Amtrak to travel to the training center; the Southwest Chief runs between Los Angeles Union Station and Chicago Union Station, includes a station in Raton. Participants can take a shuttle from the Amtrak station to Philmont. There is private plane service at Raton Municipal Airport, but there are no commercial flights there. Nearby commercial airports are the Albuquerque International Sunport airport, Denver International Airport, Colorado Springs Airport, Pueblo Memorial Airport with service to Denver, Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport.

Commercial chartered buses are available to and from some cities. Participants and their families arrive at the PTC on depart on the following Saturday. Meals are served in dining halls, participants are housed in large wall tents on platforms with twin beds, electricity and a cabinet. Located near the tents are showers, medical facilities and craft areas. Conference program fees include meals and conference and family program materials. During the week the participants attend a training conference while their families participate in the PTC's family programming; the Philmont Training Center offers adult leader training conferences for Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Order of the Arrow, Commissioner Service, BSA training team staff, BSA Professional employees. There are conferences on Serving Scouts with special needs, camp management, STEM initiatives in Scouting. Skills such as climbing, rappelling, COPE, shooting sports and wilderness first aid are taught at the Training Center. Various religions, such as the LDS Church, Catholic Church, Baptist Church, hold Scouting leadership conferences at PTC.

National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience is a high-intensity Boy Scout leadership course taught at Philmont. It is based on backcountry high adventure skills and began in the summer of 2006 replacing the previous National Youth Leader Instructor Camp course; the course is available to Boy Scouts age 14 through 17 who have completed their local council National Youth Leadership Training course and is held during six one-week sessions. Based at Philmont's Rocky Mountain Scout Camp and taught at various locations across Philmont Scout Ranch, the program hones youth leadership skills through ethical decision making and participation in Philmont Ranger backcountry training; the program is grounded in the philosophy of Servant leadership. During the day when leaders are attending training conferences, their family members attend programs based on their age; the Philmont Museum and Seton Memorial Library, located just down the road from PTC, the Kit Carson Museum, located seven miles south of PTC, are open to visit and tour by the PTC family programs.

The family programs may hike on a few of the trails located on the eastern edge of the ranch. In the evening families gather together for dinner and evening programs including crafts, sing-alongs, western themed picnics with branding, campfires at the beginning and end of the week. Just like the participants on Philmont treks, PTC participants may earn the Duty to God Award with guidance from the chaplains. Wealthy oil magnate and wilderness enthusiast Waite Phillips amassed a large part of the old Beaubien and Miranda land grant in the 1920s, totaling over 300,000 acres. Phillips built a large residence in the lowlands of Philmont, he turned the ranch into a private game reserve for himself and friends, built a number of hunting lodges and day-use camps. Phillips sometimes allowed others including a few Boy Scout troops to visit his ranch, he was so impressed with the Scouts that in 1938 he donated 35,857 acres of his land to the Boy Scouts of America. In 1941, Phillips added more Philmont property, including the Villa Philmonte, bringing the total to 127,395 acres.

Facilities surrounding the Villa Philmonte were built and it became the National Training Center of the Boy Scouts of America in 1950. Tours are now offered of the Villa Philmonte, as the residence is now a museum instead of being used as classrooms. National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience Mortimer L. Schiff Scout Reservation PTC Official Website

Steve Rubell

Steve Rubell was an American entrepreneur and co-owner of the New York disco Studio 54. Rubell and his brother Donald grew up in a Jewish family in New York, his father worked as a postal worker and became a tennis pro. Rubell attended Wingate High School and was an avid tennis player, but decided against playing professionally. Entering Syracuse University, Rubell completed master's degrees in finance. While attending college, Rubell met Ian Schrager, who became a lifelong business partner. Rubell and Schrager were both brothers of the university's chapter of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. Rubell joined the National Guard, returning to New York after a tour of duty in a military intelligence unit, he worked at a brokerage firm after his return. Rubell decided to start his own business and opened two Steak Lofts restaurants, one in Queens, New York, the other in Mystic, Connecticut. With the help and knowledgeable influence of disco promoter Billy Amato, executive vice president 20th Century-Fox Records, Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager were introduced to the dance and disco market in early 1975 by John Addison of La Jardin.

Rubell and Schrager opened two clubs, one in Boston with John Addison from La Jardin, the other, called The Enchanted Garden, in Queens in 1975, which became Douglaston Manor. In April 1977, they opened Studio 54 in the old CBS Studio on West 54th Street that the network was selling. Rubell became a familiar face in front of the building, turning people away and only allowing entry to those who met his pedantic standards. Rubell dealt with the club's celebrity patrons, ensuring that they were thrown lavish parties, his approach worked and the club made $7 million during its first year. In December 1978, Studio 54 was raided after Rubell was quoted as saying that only the Mafia made more money than the club brought in. In June 1979, Rubell and Schrager were charged with tax evasion, obstruction of justice, conspiracy for skimming nearly $2.5 million in unreported income from the club's receipts, in a system Rubell called "cash-in, cash-out and skim." Police reports state that cash and receipts were in the building and were hidden in the ceiling sections of Rubell's office, where both he and Schrager worked.

A second raid occurred in December 1979. The pair hired Roy Cohn to defend them, but on January 18, 1980, they were sentenced to three and a half years in prison and a $20,000 fine each for the tax evasion charge. On February 4, 1980, Rubell and Schrager went to prison and Studio 54 was sold in November of that year for $4.75 million. On April 17, 1981, Rubell and Schrager were released from prison after which they lived at a halfway house for two and a half months. After their release on April 17, 1981, Rubell and Schrager opened the Executive Hotel on Madison Ave and renamed it Morgans; the hotel was conveyed to them in lieu of payments due to them from defaulted promissory notes from the sale of the club. Steve Rubell and Peter Gatien opened the Palladium, a large dance club famous for displaying art by Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, considered central to the New York club scene in the 1980s. In 1998, the Palladium was demolished. In 1985, closeted for most of his life, discovered he had contracted HIV, which progressed to AIDS.

He began taking AZT, but his illness was furthered by his continued drug use and drinking, which affected his compromised immune system. A few weeks before his death, Rubell checked into Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City under an assumed name, to seek treatment for severe peptic ulcers, kidney failure, hepatitis, he died there on July 25, 1989. Rubell's official cause of death is listed as hepatitis and septic shock complicated by AIDS. Rubell's private funeral was attended by numerous Studio 54 regulars including Bianca Jagger and Calvin Klein on July 27 at the Riverside Chapel on Amsterdam Avenue and 76th Street in Manhattan, he is buried at Beth Moses Cemetery in New York. Mike Myers portrayed Steve Rubell in the 1998 drama film 54. Rubell has been the topic of an episode of Biography titled "Steve Rubell: Lord of the Disco". Steve Rubell on IMDb Steve Rubell at Find a Grave Steve Rubell discography at Discogs

Margaret D. Foster

Margaret Dorothy Foster was an American chemist. She was the first female chemist to work for the United States Geological Survey, was recruited to work on the Manhattan Project, she was born in Illinois. Her father was James Edward Foster and mother was Minnie Foster, she graduated from Illinois College, George Washington University and from American University, with a Ph. D. Beginning in 1918, she became the first female chemist to work on the United States Geological Survey, developing ways to detect minerals within occurring bodies of water. In 1942, she worked on the Manhattan Project in the Chemistry and Physics Section, under Roger C. Wells, developing two new techniques of quantitative analysis, one for uranium and one for thorium, as well as two new ways to separate the two elements. Upon her return to the Geological Survey after the war, she researched the chemistry of clay minerals and micas, she retired in March 1965. She died at Silver Spring, Maryland. Foster, Margaret D.. "The chemist at work.

IX. The chemist in the water resources laboratory". Journal of Chemical Education. 15: 228. Bibcode:1938JChEd..15..228F. Doi:10.1021/ed015p228. "Margaret D. Foster | Smithsonian Institution Archives". Siarchives.si.edu. Retrieved 2014-03-18

Chun Tao

Chun Tao is a feature film jointly produced by Nanhai Film Company and Liaoning Film Studio, directed by Ling Zifeng. Released in mainland China in 1988; the film was adapted from Xu Dishan's Chun Tao. After telling that Chuntao and Li Mao were scattered by the bandits on the wedding night, she went to Beijing to scavenge the wasteland and lived with Liu Xianggao; the emotional story of her life with two men after Li Mao's accidental disability. The story took place in old Beijing in the 1930s. Chun Tao and her fiancé were scattered by the bandits, they fled the countryside alone to Beijing. In the flight and Liu Xianggao met and lived together. Neighbors want them to get married. One day, Chuntao heard someone call her nickname, she saw a man without legs. It turns out that this is her fiance, she couldn't bear to see Li Mao staring to take him home on the streets. Three people slept on a bed, the three tried to restrain themselves and tried to accept this unacceptable reality, but no matter how the spring peach stubbornly insists that "all three of us will live like this", both men hope that Chuntao has a choice.

Liu Xianggao left, Chuntao realized that she loved him and ran out to find him. When she returned home with disappointment, she found. Chuntao saved Li Mao. Since Chuntao and Li Mao have become brothers and sisters. Soon, Liu Xianggao was returned to Chuntao. Li Mao is happy with their reunion. In the city of old Beijing, there was a singing voice from time to time: "In exchange for the lights, change the lights." The owner of the voice, wearing old cloth clothes and wearing a straw hat, her body is pressed against her petite body and can only walk like a camel. She walks through the streets of Beijing every day, she is a scavenger. In the movie and Liu Xianggao depend on selling the paper for a living. Li Mao and Chuntao were the couples; the two were separated in exile. Li boy went to be a soldier; the Japanese devils, he lost his legs in the war. The film "Spring Peach" is in a difficult period of historical change; when the old concept collapsed, the director showed gender equality in the film. If we follow the common understanding, such a relationship between men and women.

The triangular structure is chosen by the woman who she belongs to. Though women have the right to choose in this love structure, this right is just a multiple choice question, but Chuntao is different. Everyone in this family needs to go out to make a living. Chuntao has the initiative. In the movie, Chuntao did not express his mind. There are few descriptions of her love activities; the story describes the gratitude and redemption of Chuntao. Although the director did not describe the psychological activities of Chuntao, he used the lens language to present the emotions of Chuntao on the screen. There is a bold shot in the movie, the base bath. Chuntao shows the youngest female body at the best age in a semi-naked way, it is a breakthrough description in the movies of the 1980s. In the past Chinese movies, Although films are depicting such a strong and determined female image, they are shaped like men, they are "women without gender", but in Chun Tao, Chuntao showed a strong side. For women at the bottom of China, such as Chuntao, the way of love is not essential.

The best way she can think of attachment is to run this small house with Liu Xianggao and Li Mao, set Up a small stall, or move to a bigger house. Chuntao understands that these two men have feelings for her, but for her, no matter what choices they made, they have to continue to live. Actors: After the close cooperation in Hibiscus Town in 1986, Liu Xiaoqing and Jiang Wen once again played the couple. However, with the mutual adapting in last time, this pair of "couples" play more and to each other, it can be seen from the naked bathing filming of Liu Xiaoqing shortly after the opening of the film. For the understanding of the characters, the two performed excellently. Notably, Liu Xiaoqing demonstrated the kind, stubborn and loyal personalities of Chuntao, it is commendable that the role of Chuntao in the film is no longer the kind of past female image as relying on males for everything, but a female with a strong sense of independence and personality. Theme: For the director Ling Zifeng, the intention is not only to tell such an unreasonable and deformed family story to entertain the public.

Instead, he wants to explore the inner cultural proposition of the film. In the 1980s of China and opening up change the social system and poses a vast and profound influence on the Chinese people. With the development of the market economy, while people enjoy the benefits of the economy, traditional values are no longer feasible. Just like Chuntao in the film, people are facing a challenging choice of significances. On the one hand, the ex-husband, about to marry– representing the custom, tradition; the choice of Chuntao has transcended the simple choice between the two men, but the choice between custom and love and modernity. This choice is inescapable for the protagonist as the two can not coexist; the pain of Chuntao in her choice was the same as the pain of the Chinese people in the 1980s when they faced the transformation of modern society. While people would like to enjoy the pleasure and excitement brought by the opening of the market, they tried their