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Graham County, North Carolina

Graham County is a county located in the U. S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,861, making it the third-least populous county in North Carolina, its county seat is Robbinsville. The county was formed January 1872, from the northeastern part of Cherokee County, it was named for William A. Graham, United States Senator from North Carolina and Governor of North Carolina. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 302 square miles, of which 292 square miles is land and 9.6 square miles is water. The terrain of the county is mountainous, with elevations ranging from 1,177 feet to 5,560 feet. Two-thirds of the county is the Nantahala National Forest; the soil of the valleys is fertile. Fontana Lake, an impoundment of the Little Tennessee River, forms most of the northern border of the county, with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the other side of the lake. Fontana Lake is formed by Fontana Dam, the tallest dam in the eastern U. S; the remainder of the northern boundary of Graham County is completely formed by another impoundment of the Little Tennessee River, downstream from Fontana Dam, created by Cheoah Dam.

Fontana Dam and Cheoah Dam are both operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority. The Appalachian Trail winds through Graham County. Part of the trail is located on top of Fontana Dam; the Cheoah River is noted for its Class Class V whitewater rapids. The river is used for whitewater rafting about 17 days per year, based on a water-release schedule from Santeetlah Dam. Seventy-five percent of Lake Santeetlah shoreline borders national forest. Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, a rare example of an old growth cove hardwood forest, is located in northwestern Graham County. Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest is part of the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness area; the eastern terminus of the Cherohala Skyway is located in northwestern Graham County. The 36-mile Cherohala Skyway connects Graham County with Tennessee; the Cherokee name for the area, Nantahala, is translated as "land of the noon-day sun" because 90% of the land is slopes of 30 degrees or greater, suggesting that in the valleys one sees the sun only in the middle of the day.

Parts of the Qualla Boundary known as the Eastern Cherokee Indian Reservation, are located in Graham County. These sections of the Qualla Boundary are non-contiguous from the primary part of the Qualla Boundary located in Swain, Jackson and Haywood counties; the Cherokees who live in Graham County form the Snowbird Cherokee community. Nantahala National Forest US 129 NC 28 NC 143 As of the census of 2000, there were 7,993 people, 3,354 households, 2,411 families residing in the county; the population density was 27 people per square mile. There were 5,084 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 91.91% White, 0.19% Black or African American, 6.84% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, 0.76% from two or more races. 0.75 % of the population were Latino of any race. 27.6% were of American, 15.1% Irish, 12.7% English, 10.6% German and 5.1% Scots-Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 97.7 % spoke 1.3 % Cherokee as their first language.

There were 3,354 households out of which 27.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.10% were non-families. 26.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.82. In the county, the population was spread out with 22.00% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 27.50% from 45 to 64, 18.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males. The median income for a household in the county was $26,645, the median income for a family was $32,750. Males had a median income of $24,207 versus $18,668 for females; the per capita income for the county was $14,237. About 14.40% of families and 19.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.30% of those under age 18 and 20.40% of those age 65 or over.

Graham County is a member of the regional Southwestern Commission council of governments. It is the only dry county in North Carolina. Fontana Dam Lake Santeetlah Robbinsville Cheoah Fontana Dam Stecoah Yellow Creek Other communities in Graham County include Almond, Fontana Heights, Fontana Village, Stecoah Valley, Sweetwater and Tuskeegee. Tallulah, a community just south of Robbinsville, may have been named for a mythological Cherokee Indian. Many smaller communities in Graham County are named for bodies of water, notable landscape features, or early settlers; these include Meadow Branch, Yellow Creek, Sawyers Creek. Portions of the movie Nell, starring Jodie Foster, were filmed near Robbinsville. Portions of the movie The Fugitive, starring Harrison Ford, were filmed at Cheoah Dam; the historic 1927 silent film Stark Love was filmed in Graham County and featured local residents as actors. National Register of Historic Places listings in Graham County, North Carolina USS Graham County

Fourmies, Nord

Fourmies is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. The inhabitants are called Fourmisiens, it lies on the river Helpe Mineure. Since 2015, Fourmies has been the seat of the Canton of Fourmies, an administrative division of the Nord department; the canton was created at the French canton reorganization which came into effect in March 2015. Fourmies is situated in the Euroregion of Thiérache, a region of Northern France and Southern Belgium, it is 50 km from Valenciennes, 100 km from Lille, 175 km from Paris. The city is surrounded by ponds. Roman coins have been discovered in Fourmies. In the 11th century, the town was first mentioned under the name "Formeias", which may refer to the swamp area in the valley of the river Helpe Mineure. Since the 12th century, the village has been called Formies, Formies and Fourmies. At one time it was property of the Avesnes family, the Liessies Abbey. On May 1, 1891, the Fusillade de Fourmies occurred, it was the first international celebration of International Workers' Day on May Day.

In Fourmies, troops shot at peaceful strikers: nine died, including eight demonstrators under 21 years old, among whom a young worker who will remain a symbol, Marie Blondeau. Thirty-five strikers were wounded; the shooting of 1 May in Fourmies evoked strong emotions in France. It is regarded today as one of the founding events of the French Section of the Workers' International. Jean Jaurès visited Fourmies afterwards to make a speech there while Georges Clemenceau declared in front of the French Parliament that "it is the Fourth state which rose"; every year, since 1928, the city hosts a professional cycle race. The music festival The traditional fun fair attracts many people each summer. - Fridley, United States - Medtronic plc has an assembly plant in Fourmies. - Bernburg, Germany since 1967 - Arenas de San Pedro, Spain Communes of the Nord department

Ross Cockrell

Ross Cockrell is an American football cornerback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, he played college football at Duke. Cockrell attended Charlotte Latin High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he was selected to the all-conference and all-state teams twice. In his senior season, he had 29 receptions for 459 yards and 11 TDs while posting 34 tackles and three INTs helping lead Latin to the state championship game, he ran for the Charlotte Latin High School track team. He won the 100 meters with a career-best time of 10.88 seconds. A top competitor in the 400 meters, he won the NCISAA 3A State championships with a personal-best time of 48.42 seconds. Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated as the 76th best cornerback prospect of his class. In 2010, Cockrell was selected to the Freshman All-America third team by Phil Steele in his freshman season, he was named to the Academic All-ACC as a Freshman.

In his sophomore season, he was a recipient of the Sonny Falcone Iron Duke Award. He was an Honorable mention All-America by Sports Illustrated in his junior season. Cockrell was selected to the first team All-ACC following his junior season, he won the Willis Aldridge Award following his junior season in 2011. He was selected to the first team Capital One Academic All-District III in his junior season. In his junior season, he was selected to the Academic All-ACC, he was selected to the consensus preseason first team All-ACC by Sporting News, Phil Steele’s College Football Preview, Lindy’s Sports, Athlon Sports and USA Today prior to his senior season. On May 16, 2013, Cockrell was named to Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List prior to his senior season. Entering the 2014 NFL Draft, many analysts and scouts had Cockrell projected as a third or fourth round draft choice, he was described as agile, aware, with good anticipation and a good feel for the game. The main issues that worried scouts were physical attributes like having small hands, a skinny lower body, thin frame, short arms, his lack of strength during press coverage and taking on blocks.

He was able to perform all the drills well. Although he had a good showing at the combine, Cockrell decided to participate in all the events during Duke's Pro Day, he was able to improve on all of his combine numbers, including a sub-4.40 in the 40-yard dash, 12 bench presses of 225 lbs, a 39-inch vertical. Cockrell was selected in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills, it made him the highest Duke football player drafted since Lennie Friedman with the 61st selection of the 1999 NFL Draft. On May 15, 2014, the Bills signed Cockrell to a four-year, $2.68 million rookie contract. On August 31, 2015, Cockrell was released by the Bills. On September 5, 2015, Cockrell signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Despite signing with the team five days before the opening game of the 2015 NFL season, he received significant playing time that year, beginning in the Steelers' second regular season game against the San Francisco 49ers. On October 1, 2015, he intercepted his first career pass from Baltimore Ravens' quarterback Joe Flacco and returned it for 37-yards.

The following game, he collected. On the year, he played. During the regular season he recorded 44 tackles, 11 passes defensed, two interceptions, one forced fumble, recovered one fumble. In his first season with the Steelers, Cockrell played in 15 regular season games, started in seven of those. On January 22, 2016, the Steelers signed Cockrell to a one-year contract extension worth $600,000, he began the season opposite longtime veteran William Gay. In the season opener against the Washington Redskins, he made four combined tackles in the Steelers 38-16 victory. On October 9, 2016, Cockrell collected four solo tackles and three pass deflections during the Steelers 31-13 rout of the New York Jets; the following week, he made a season-high five solo tackles and two pass deflections in a 15-30 loss to the Miami Dolphins. On November 13, 2016, he made four solo tackles, an assisted tackle, a pass deflection during a 35-30 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Three days he was fined $9,115 for a late hit against Lucky Whitehead during the loss to the Cowboys.

On December 25, 2016, Cockrell recorded a season-high seven combined tackles as the Steelers defeated the Baltimore Ravens 31-27 and clinched the AFC North. He finished the 2016 season with a career-high 62 combined tackles, 14 pass deflections, 16 regular season starts. On January 8, 2017, Cockrell started in his first career postseason game and made eight solo tackles in a 30-12 AFC Wild Card Game victory over the Miami Dolphins. On September 2, 2017, Cockrell was traded to the New York Giants after the Pittsburgh Steelers signed cornerback Joe Haden after his release by the Cleveland Browns. On March 23, 2018, Cockrell signed a two-year contract with the Carolina Panthers. During training camp on July 30, 2018, Cockrell suffered a broken left tibia and fibula which required surgery, he was placed on injured reserve two days later. In week 3 of the 2019 season against the Houston Texans, Cockrell intercepted a pass thrown by wide receiver Deandre Hopkins and returned it for 37 yards in the 16-10 win.

In week 6 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cockrell intercepted a pass from Jameis Winston in the 37-26 win. Duke bio

Ischyropsalis

Ischyropsalis is a genus of harvestmen in the family Ischyropsalididae, found in Europe. There are more than 20 described species in Ischyropsalis. Species in this genus range in body length from about four to 8.5 mm. They have moderately long legs; the enlarged chelicerae can be twice as long as the body. While they share this feature with the Nipponopsalididae, this is a case of convergent evolution; the elongated pedipalps are rather slender. Some species occur in caves. Members of this genus are restricted with many species found in the mountains, they reach into the Netherlands, northwestern Germany and Poland in the north and to Calabria in the south. A find from Sardinia; the genus name is a combination of Ancient Greek ischyros "strong" and psalis "shears", referring to the enlarged chelicerae. These 21 species belong to the genus Ischyropsalis: The following were determined to be synonyms of the above species and are no longer valid. According to L. Labrada and C. Prieto in Schönhofer, "Establishment of the present-day taxonomy and validating species-specific characters in Ischyropsalis have been facilitated by the thorough revision of Martens.

Having been unable to borrow many types from the Iberian Peninsula, part of his work remained hypothetical for that local fauna, corrected by Dresco and Prieto. Of the 42 species described or emended by Roewer only two remain valid." Pinto-da-Rocha, R. Machado, G. & Giribet, G.: Harvestmen - The Biology of Opiliones. Harvard University Press ISBN 0-674-02343-9 Media related to Ischyropsalis at Wikimedia Commons

Take Me High

Take Me High is a 1973 British feature film, directed by David Askey, written by Christopher Penfold and starring Cliff Richard in his final film role, with Deborah Watling, Hugh Griffith, George Cole and Anthony Andrews. Set and filmed in Birmingham, it featured many landmarks from the city, including Gas Street Basin, Alpha Tower, the Council House, Spaghetti Junction, New Street, Corporation Street, Central Library and the Hall of Memory, it was released on Warner Home Video in 1988 as a VHS tape. It was not given a retail release on DVD until March 2019, although a free DVD of the film was issued with The Daily Mail on 25 September 2010. Richard released a soundtrack album in December 1973; the title track was a UK top 30 single, while the album only peaked at No. 41. Side One "It's Only Money" "Midnight Blue" "Hover” "Why?" "Life" "Driving" "The Game" "Brumburger Duet" Side Two "Take Me High" "The Anti-Brotherhood of Man" "Winning" "Driving" "Join the Band" "The Word is Love" "Brumburger" Take Me High on IMDb Take Me High at AllMovie

Twice As Sweet

Twice As Sweet is the third album by American dance/R&B band A Taste of Honey. The album was produced by George Duke and released in 1980. It's notable for the sampled "Rescue Me" as well as the band's cover of "Sukiyaki", which concludes the album. "Ain't Nothin' But a Party" – 4:54 "Rescue Me" – 3:50 "Superstar Superman" – 3:03 "I'm Talkin' About You" – 5:15 "She's a Dancer" – 3:07 "Don't You Lead Me On" – 3:19 "Goodbye Baby" – 4:01 "Say That You'll Stay" – 4:25 "Sukiyaki" – 3:19 Janice M. Johnson – Bass, Lead Vocals Hazel P. Payne – Guitar, Lead Vocals George Duke – Keyboards, Producer Donald R. JohnsonDrums, Vocals June KuramotoKoto Cecil Hale – executive producer