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Gravel Ridge, Arkansas

Gravel Ridge is a former census-designated place in Pulaski County, United States. The population was 3,232 at the 2000 census, it has been annexed into the city of Sherwood and is part of the Little Rock–North Little Rock–Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area. Gravel Ridge is located at 34°52′12″N 92°11′13″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.9 square miles, all of it land. In a special election on April 1, 2008, voters in Gravel Ridge decided to annex to the adjacent city of Sherwood; the annexation had been contested between Jacksonville. Both cities sought to annex Gravel Ridge, voters in both cities approved proposals to add Gravel Ridge to their cities. In the April 1 election, Gravel Ridge voters were asked to choose between Jacksonville; the results showed a strong preference for Sherwood, which received 74 percent of the votes to 26 percent for Jacksonville. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,232 people, 1,275 households, 887 families residing in the CDP.

The population density was 1,709.9 people per square mile. There were 1,331 housing units at an average density of 704.2/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 80.57% White, 14.17% Black, 0.65% Native American, 1.08% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.11% from other races, 2.38% from two or more races. 2.94% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 1,275 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.4% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.06. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 34.4% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.2 males.

For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $39,551, the median income for a family was $44,318. Males had a median income of $31,553 versus $21,903 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $16,932. About 7.9% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Gravel Ridge has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps

Hippolyte Bellangé

Joseph Louis Hippolyte Bellangé was a French battle painter and printmaker. His art was influenced by the wars of the first Napoleon, while a youth, he produced several military drawings in lithography, he afterwards pursued his systematic studies under Gros, with the exception of some portraits, devoted himself to battle-pieces. In 1824, he received a second class medal for a historical picture, in 1834 the decoration of the Legion of Honour, of which Order he was made an officer in 1861, he gained a prize at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1855. Battle Scene The Entry of the French into Mons; the Day after the Battle of Jemappes. The Passage of the Mincio; the Battle of Fleurus. A Duel in the Time of Richelieu; the Battle of Wagram. The Taking of Teniah de Muzaia. Taking Russian Ambuscades. Episode of the Taking of the Malakoff; the Two Friends — Sebastopol, 1855. The Soldier's Farewell. Military Review Under the Empire The Soldier's Return; the Return of Napoleon from Elba. The Cuirassiers at Waterloo.

The Guard dies. Works by or about Hippolyte Bellangé at Internet Archive

List of Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue episodes

Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue is an American television series created by Haim Saban and the eighth season of the Power Rangers franchise, began airing on February 12, 2000 on Fox Kids. Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue comprises 40 episodes and concluded its initial airing on November 18, 2000. Lightspeed Rescue uses footage and elements from the Super Sentai series Kyuukyuu Sentai GoGoFive. Regular cast members during Lightspeed Rescue include Michael Chaturantabut, Rhett Fisher, Sean Cw Johnson, Alison MacInnis, Keith Robinson, Sasha Williams, Monica Louwerens, Ron Roggé and Jennifer L. Yen

Jan Baptist Barbé

Jan Baptist Barbé or Jan-Baptist Barbé was a Flemish engraver and art dealer active in Antwerp. He is known for his engravings after his own designs as well as for his reproductive engravings. Barbé was born in Antwerp as the son of the Antoon Joanna Ceels, his father was a choir conductor and organist of the St. James' Church in Antwerp. Jan Baptist Barbé was baptized in the Antwerp Cathedral on 28 July 1578. In 1595 he entered the studio of Philippe Galle. Not satisfied with what he could learn from famous artists from his time working in Antwerp, Barbé travelled to Italy to perfect his art. During his stay in Italy which commenced in 1606, he was in contact with Rubens and commenced to make reproductive engravings after Rubens' works. Upon his return from Italy he became in 1610 a master of the Antwerp Guild of St. Luke; when Barbé was involved in judicial action against the engraver Nicolaas Lauwers for infringement of privileges relating to prints he had created, he received the support of Rubens.

Barbé married Christien Wierix, the daughter of the prominent engraver and publisher Hieronymus Wierix on 30 March 1620. According to the contemporary notes of the painter Erasmus Quellinus II, Barbé was a ugly person, while his daughter, a gifted engraver, was counted among'the most beautiful women of Antwerp'. Hieronymus Wierix, the father of his wife, had died in 1619. Not long after his marriage Barbé had a set of Dürer prints confiscated in the house of his deceased father-in-law in 1620. In 1635 Barbé went further in order to lay his hands on some copper plates from members of the Wiericx family, his sister-in-law Cecilia Wiericx had moved in with Barbé and his wife Christien in 1620. She had brought with her some furniture and many precious copper plates, which she had handed to Barbé, they wanted to use the plates to make prints, with the goal of selling them for export. Wen after some time Cecilia wanted to make a final balance of the sales and have the profits distributed, Barbé did not hesitate to have his sister-in-law Cecilia declared insane in order to put her property under legal detention.

Barbé was active in the local chamber of rhetoric the Violieren, connected with the Antwerp Guild of Saint Luke. He was the Guild's deacon in 1627. Anthony van Dyck painted a portrait of the artist, engraved by Bolswert and included in van Dyck's "Iconography", a collection of portraits of leading personalities of van Dyck's time. Barbé died in Antwerp in 1649. Barbé was active as an engraver and art dealer, he made engravings after his own designs and made reproductive engravings after the leading Flemish and foreign artists of his time. He designed many devotional prints. On his return to Antwerp, Barbé engraved several small and middle-sized plates in a neat manner and in a style similar to that of Wiericx. Contemporary artists after whose designs Barbé worked included Theodoor van Loon and Abraham van Diepenbeeck. Barbé had a close relationship with Rubens whose works he had started to engrave when both artists were residing in Italy. Upon his return to Antwerp, he continued to engrave many works after Rubens.

He is presumed to be the engraver of the prints in the Vita beati P. Ignatii Loiolae, Societatis Iesu fundatoris published in 1609 in Rome on the occasion of the beatification of the Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit Order; the work contain 87 copperplate engravings recounting major events and teachings in the life of Loyola. The designs for the work have traditionally been attributed to Rubens who had a special relationship with the Jesuit Order throughout his career, it is now believed that some of the prints directly go back on designs by Rubens, others had some involvement of Rubens and others not. After the canonisation of Loyola in 1622 a second edition was produced to, added a print, prepared for the first edition but was not used, representing the canonisation; this work represents the largest illustrated life of the saint. Barbé published a number of devotional books such as the SS. Apostolorum et Evangelistarum Icones cum suis parergis dated 1620; the designs were made by Theodoor van Loon.

The work contains bust-length portraits of the Holy Family, the four evangelists and the 12 apostles. Each portrait is set in a sculptural frame. Another devotional publication published and engraved by Barbé is the Theatrum vitam, miracula Rmi P. Gabrielis Maria Ord. Minorum published in 1642, it comprises 24 plates, which claim to depict the life and miracles of Father Gabriel Maria, who had assisted in the foundation of the Order of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Each print is accompanied by an explanatory caption; the title page is in French. It is followed by a portrait of Gabriel Maria; the designs were engraved by Barbé himself. Holy Family. Paggi; the Holy Family, with the Infant Jesus embracing St Joseph. The Virgin seated with a Bird. Media related to Jan Baptist Barbé at Wikimedia Commons

Candy Crowley

Candy Alt Crowley is an American news anchor, employed as CNN's chief political correspondent, specializing in USA national and state elections. She was based in CNN's Washington bureau and was the anchor of their Sunday morning talk show State of the Union, she has covered elections for over two decades. Crowley was born in Kalamazoo, where her family had moved from St. Louis, Missouri, her family moved back to St. Louis when she was a toddler and she grew up in the St. Louis County suburb of Creve Coeur, Missouri, she attended kindergarten through high school at The Principia School in St. Louis County where she graduated in 1966. After high school she attended Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Crowley started her career as a newsroom assistant with the Washington, D. C.-based radio station WASH‑FM. She was an anchor for Mutual Broadcasting and the White House correspondent for the Associated Press, she moved from NBC to CNN in 1987.

She hosted Inside Politics in place of Judy Woodruff before the show was replaced with The Situation Room. In February 2010, Crowley succeeded John King as an anchor of the Sunday morning political talk show State of the Union. Crowley has been characterized by the Los Angeles Times as a "straight shooter", her career as "sophisticated political observation, graceful writing, determined fairness," and her style as "no-nonsense"; the L. A. Times article says that because of this criticism of her reporting is distributed between the Democratic and Republican parties. Crowley has won several awards, including the Broadcasters’ Award from the Associated Press, the 2003 and 1998 Dirksen Awards from the National Press Foundation, the 1997 and 2005 Joan Shorenstein Barone Award, a 2003 Emmy Award for her work on CNN Presents Enemy Within, the 2004 Gracie Allen Award for her war coverage, a National Headliner and a Cine award, the 2005 Edward R. Murrow Award, the 2012 William Allen White Foundation National Citation from the school of journalism at the University of Kansas for her expertise on "politics and the events that have changed the world."Crowley served as the moderator October 16, 2012 for the second presidential election debate between President Barack Obama and his Republican opponent Mitt Romney.

She received criticism for supporting Obama's assertion during an exchange with Romney over the language the President used regarding the attack on the U. S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi. Crowley admitted that Romney was "right in the main" in his comments. On March 17, 2013, following their CNN report on the guilty verdict of two Steubenville high school football players for the rape of an unconscious sixteen-year-old and fellow journalist Poppy Harlow were criticized for giving too much coverage to how the verdict would affect the defendants' lives. CNN announced on December 2014 Crowley's decision to leave the network after 27 years. CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker said Crowley "has made the decision to move on, so she can embark on the next chapter of her prolific career; as difficult as it is for us to imagine CNN without Candy, we know that she comes to this decision thoughtfully, she has our full support." Her last broadcast was on State of the Union on December 21, 2014. On August 17, 2015, Politico reported that CNN correspondent Dana Bash would replace Crowley as chief political correspondent.

In fall 2015, Crowley became a fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics. She is serving as a paid guest speaker. Crowley is practices Transcendental Meditation, she is divorced, has two children and two stepchildren. Her elder child is her younger son a musician. Crowley is not related to Fox News commentator Monica Crowley. Candy Crowley on Twitter Appearances on C-SPAN Candy Crowley on IMDb Candy Crowley Q & A


The Platyrhinidae are a family of rays known as thornbacks due to their dorsal rows of large thorns. They resemble guitarfishes in shape. Though traditionally classified with stingrays, molecular evidence suggests they are more related to electric rays in the order Torpediniformes. Genus Platyrhina J. P. Müller & Henle, 1838 Platyrhina hyugaensis Iwatsuki, Miyamoto & Nakaya, 2011 Platyrhina sinensis Bloch & J. G. Schneider, 1801 Platyrhina tangi Iwatsuki, J. Zhang & Nakaya, 2011 Genus Platyrhinoidis Garman 1881 Platyrhinoidis triseriata D. S. Jordan & Gilbert, 1880 Froese and Daniel Pauly, eds.. "Platyrhinidae" in FishBase. July 2013 version