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Grant County, Kansas

Grant County is a county located in the U. S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 7,829, its county seat and only city is Ulysses. In 1873, the part of Kansas west of Range 25 was divided into 25 new counties; the new counties were Decatur, Cheyenne, Thomas, Lane, Foote, Scott, Arapahoe, Wichita, Greeley, Stanton, Kansas and Grant. Grant County, Kansas was named after Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States, incumbent president at the time of the county's formation; the initial survey establishing county boundaries was in the summer of 1874. In 1883, Sequoyah, Kansas, Meade and Grant counties disappeared. Hamilton, Ford and Hodgeman counties enlarged and Finney County was created. Grant County was split with the western portion becoming a part of Hamilton County and the eastern portion becoming a part of the newly created Finney County. On June 9, 1888, Grant County was again established as a Kansas county, with original county boundaries, with the first officers of the new Grant County being sworn in on June 18, 1888.

In October 1888, the county seat election for Grant County resulted in victory for Ulysses, election results were:. "Old" Ulysses, subsequently moved to New Ulysses in 1909 Surprise-Tilden Cincinnati-Appomattox Shockey Golden Zionville Lawson Waterford Gognac Spurgeon According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 575 square miles, of which 575 square miles is land and 0.3 square miles is water. U. S. Highway 160 Kansas Highway 25 Kearny County Finney County Haskell County Stevens County Stanton County Hamilton County As of the 2000 census, there were 7,909 people, 2,742 households, 2,097 families residing in the county; the population density was 14 people per square mile. There were 3,027 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 77.00% White, 0.86% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.21% Black or African American, 19.46% from other races, 2.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 34.67% of the population.

There were 2,742 households out of which 43.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.40% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, 23.50% were non-families. 21.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.20% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.34. In the county, the population was spread out with 32.80% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 20.20% from 45 to 64, 9.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 100.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.50 males. The median income for a household in the county was $39,854, the median income for a family was $44,914. Males had a median income of $34,464 versus $22,000 for females; the per capita income for the county was $17,072. About 6.50% of families and 10.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.60% of those under age 18 and 7.50% of those age 65 or over.

Grant County is republican. Lyndon B. Johnson was the last democrat to win the county, Jimmy Carter narrowly lost the county in 1976. Michael Dukakis is the last democrat to win more than a quarter of the county's vote. Grant County was a prohibition, or "dry", county until the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 and voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement. Ulysses USD 214 Ulysses Hickok Ryus Stano Sullivans Tracks Grant County is divided into three townships. None of the cities within the county are considered governmentally independent, all figures for the townships include those of the cities. In the following table, the population center is the largest city included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size. Dry counties CountyGrant County - Official Grant County - Directory of Public OfficialsMapsGrant County Map, GrantCoKs.org Grant County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT Kansas Highway Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT Kansas Railroad Maps: Current, 1996, 1915, KDOT and Kansas Historical Society

Yuhi Sekiguchi

Yuhi Sekiguchi is a Japanese racing driver. Sekiguchi competed in two races of the 2004 Asian Formula Renault Challenge for the Asia Racing Team, scoring no points. Sekiguchi drove in the Japan-based Formula Toyota in 2005 and 2006, winning the drivers' championship in his second year in the series. Sekiguchi competed in Formula Challenge Japan in 2006, winning the drivers' title in this championship in addition to his Toyota success. Sekiguchi moved up to the All-Japan Formula Three series for 2007, driving for the Now Motorsport team, he finished seventh overall in the points standings. Sekiguchi moved to Europe in 2008 to compete in the International Formula Master championship, he finished sixteenth with two fourth-placed finishes at Imola and Monza. In late 2008, Sekiguchi competed in the first round of the 2008–09 GP2 Asia Series season for the David Price Racing team, his team-mate was Michael Herck. He was the fourth Japanese driver in the championship, alongside Sakon Yamamoto, Kamui Kobayashi, Hiroki Yoshimoto.

However, he was replaced by Giacomo Ricci from the second round onwards. Sekiguchi returned to the All-Japan Formula Three Championship for 2009, finishing fifth in the National class, he improved to finish as runner-up in 2010, won the championship in 2011. Sekiguchi made his Super GT debut in 2007. At round five at Sportsland SUGO, Sekiguchi drove from behind and passed Shigekazu Wakisaka with just a few laps remaining to take the win. Sekiguchi thus became the youngest GT300 class race winner in history, at 7 months of age. After returning to Japan in 2009 he again juggled his All-Japan Formula Three Championship with a drive in the GT300 class of Super GT, he drove for Hironori Takeuchi's SHIFT team in 2009, for JLOC Lamborghini for the 2010 and 2011 seasons, achieving a best result of 3rd, at Motegi in 2010. After winning the All-Japan Formula 3 Championship in 2011, after a solid performance in that year's Macau Grand Prix, Sekiguchi joined NDDP Racing in 2012, driving their new Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 alongside newcomer Katsumasa Chiyo.

That season, they won from pole position at the fourth round of the season at SUGO, added a second place at that year's Suzuka 1000km. But Sekiguchi was forced to sit out the sixth round of the championship at Fuji Speedway due to multiple violations of Super GT's Driving Moral Hazard System. Sekiguchi made his debut in the GT500 class for the 2013 season, joining the defending series champions MOLA and partnering 3-time series champion Satoshi Motoyama, they took pole position for the fourth round at Sugo, with Sekiguchi leading during his stint of the race. In a chaotic final laps of the race, they were relegated to seventh place, their best finish that year was fourth at Autopolis. For 2014, Sekiguchi made the surprising switch to drive for Lexus, joined Lexus Team WedsSport BANDOH alongside another three-time GT500 champion, Juichi Wakisaka, they finished the season on a high with two sixth-place finishes at Buriram United International Circuit, Twin Ring Motegi, to close out the season. Their second year together saw great improvements, with Sekiguchi and Wakisaka finishing every race in the points in 2015, highlighted by a fourth-place finish at the Suzuka 1000 km.

Wakisaka announced his retirement from Super GT racing in February 2016, Sekiguchi was joined by Yuji Kunimoto in the WedsSport RC-F. Once again, Sekiguchi had a strong race at Sugo, battling Heikki Kovalainen for the lead of the race for several laps before finishing fifth. At the sixth race of the year in Buriram, Sekiguchi scored his first pole position lap, went on to take his first GT500 race win - and the first GT500 victory for Racing Project Bandoh after six years in the top class. Sekiguchi and Kunimoto finished third in the final race of the season at Motegi, to finish the year fourth in the standings, career bests for both drivers and their team, they once again scored points in every race of the season. As of the conclusion of the 2016 season, Sekiguchi holds the longest active streak of consecutive points-paying finishes in Super GT with eighteen races; the current record is held by Takeshi Tsuchiya, who recorded 33 consecutive points-paying finishes from 2002 to 2006. After spending twelve seasons between the Japanese single-seater ladder and Super GT, Sekiguchi was offered the chance to race in the Super Formula championship in 2016 for Team Impul.

He joined McLaren Honda F1 reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne as one of only two rookies on the grid that season. In his first Super Formula start at Suzuka, he qualified third on the grid, ahead of Vandoorne, reigning Super Formula champion Kazuki Nakajima and his TOM's teammate Andre Lotterer, Kamui Kobayashi. After two non-scoring races, Sekiguchi scored his first podium at Fuji Speedway at the following race at Motegi, he won in just his fourth career start, making him only the third Super Formula rookie without any prior experience in Formula 1 to win a race in the 21st century. Sekiguchi won his second race of the year at Sugo. After leading the first 19 laps and building up a sizeable lead, he was left as the only car yet to pit for fuel following a safety car intervention, he proceeded to drive more than a second per lap faster than the field for the next 32 laps to extend his lead to over 35 seconds before pitting, re-emerged from the pits without relinquishing the lead of the race. He finished the season third in the final standings, ahead of the Formula 1-bound Vandoorne.

The driver continued with Team Impul in the 2017 Super Formula Championship. He w

Han River (Guangdong)

The Han River is a river in southeast China. It is located in eastern Guangdong province and has a total length of 410 kilometres; the river is combined with two main tributary rivers, Mei River and Ting River, at Sanheba, Dabu County. Han River flows south through the Han River Delta entering the South China Sea at Chenghai District and Longhu District of Shantou; the Teochew people refer to the river as "the Mother River". The river is named after Han Yu, a writer and government official of the Tang dynasty, in honor of his contribution to Chaoshan, it was named as E Xi before Han Yu's exile to Chaozhou. The river became pacific under Han's river regulation and named after him after his departure

Gangwon Province (historical)

Gangwon Province or Gangwon-do was one of the Eight Provinces of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty. The province was formed in 1395, derived its name from the names of the principal cities of Gangneung and the provincial capital Wonju. In 1895, Gangwon-do was replaced by the Districts of Chuncheon in the west and Gangneung in the east. In 1896, Korea was redivided into thirteen provinces, the two districts were merged to re-form Gangwon-do Province. Although Wonju rejoined Gangwon-do province, the provincial capital was moved to Chuncheon. With the division of Korea in 1945, the subsequent establishment of separate North and South Korean governments in 1948, the conclusion of the Korean War in 1953, Gangwon came to be divided into separate provinces once again: Gangwon-do and Kangwon-do. List of Korea-related topics History of Korea

Marc Kasky

Marc Kasky is a consumer activist best known for bringing a lawsuit against Nike Inc. in 1998 under a California law against false advertising and unfair competition for their advertising claims about treatment of Chinese and Vietnamese workers at company subcontractors. Kasky was born in Stamford and graduated from Wesleyan University and Yale University, he moved to San Francisco in the 1970s and headed the San Francisco Ecology Center, the Fort Mason Center. Kasky serves as a co-director at the Green Century Institute. Kasky is a former amateur and semi-professional baseball player, who retired from baseball in 1997, he is an active wilderness backpacker, with extensive experience in the back country of the High Sierra. Kasky filed a lawsuit in California regarding newspaper advertisements and several letters Nike distributed in response to criticisms of labor conditions in its factories. Kasky claimed. Nike responded that the false advertising laws did not cover the company's expression of its views on a public issue, that these were entitled to First Amendment protection.

The local court agreed with Nike's lawyers, but the California Supreme Court overturned this ruling, claiming that the corporation's communications were commercial speech and therefore subject to false advertising laws. The United States Supreme Court agreed to review the case but sent the case back to trial court without issuing a substantive ruling on the constitutional issues; the parties subsequently settled out of court before any finding on the accuracy of Nike's statements, leaving the California Supreme Court's denial of Nike's immunity claim as precedent. The case drew a great deal of attention from groups concerned with civil liberties, as well as anti-sweatshop activists. Marc Kasky profile via Green Century Institute

Corbiac chapel

Corbiac chapel is a historic chapel and former monastery located in the French Pyrenees between the villages of Molitg-les-Bains and Mosset. Its Gothic chapel was built in the 13th century with a single nave and equipped with a gallery from the late 16th century, an apse decorated with frescoes from the 17th. At the end of the 16th century, the Trinitarian Order founded a monastery here. Several objects originating from the chapel are now preserved in the church at Mosset. In 1989, the buildings were bought by Rosemary Bailey, a British writer, her partner, their restoration of the property featured in Bailey's book, Life in a Postcard - Escape to the French Pyrenees. They sold the property in 2006. In 2000, Corbiac was listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture. Corbiac is still a private house and not open to the public. Www.culture.gouv.fr Ministry of Culture database entry for Corbiac