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Greenbrier County, West Virginia

Greenbrier County is a county in the U. S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 35,480, its county seat is Lewisburg. The county was formed in 1778 from Montgomery counties in Virginia. Prior to the arrival of European-American settlers around 1740, Greenbrier County, like most of West Virginia, was used as a hunting ground by the Shawnee and Cherokee nations, they called this land Can-tuc-kee. Shawnee leaders, including Pucksinwah and his son Tecumseh, were alarmed by the arrival of the European settlers, who by 1771 had set up extensive trade in the area; the day books of early merchants Sampson and George Mathews recorded sales to the Shawnee that included such luxury items as silk, hats and tailor-made suits. Shawnee leaders feared the loss of their hunting lands, they believed the white settlers would continue to encroach on their territory downriver on the Ohio. Confrontations, sometimes violent, settlers. In 1774, the Earl of Dunmore governor of the colonies of New York and Virginia, decided to raise an army of 3,000 men to attack the Shawnees in their homeland in present-day Ohio.

Half of these men were inducted at Fort Pitt, while the other half assembled at Fort Union under the command of General Andrew Lewis. The town of present-day Lewisburg was named for that commander. By early October of that year, Lewis' force had marched downstream to the mouth of the Kanawha River, they fought the Battle of Point Pleasant against a Shawnee force led by Hokoleskwa known as Cornstalk. This site developed as the town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. European settlers were subjected to a number of raids by Native Americans during the colonial period, including a raid on Fort Randolph and on Fort Donnally inhabited by 25 men and 60 women and children. One of the heroic defenders of Fort Donnally was an African American slave named Dick Pointer. Pointer, said to have been nearly 7 feet tall, defended the log door with Philip Hamman, giving the settlers enough time to awaken and defend themselves. Pointer addressed the Virginia General Assembly and gave a moving appeal that "in the decline of life" he requested to be freed for his defense of Fort Donnally.

Historic accounts differ as to. His grave is marked beside Carnegie Hall in the county seat of Lewisburg, a historical marker stands prominently in the midst of the Lewisburg Cemetery. Pointer's gun is on permanent display at The Greenbrier Historical Society and John A. North House Museum in Lewisburg. During the secession crisis of 1861 Greenbrier citizens chose Samuel Price as their delegate to the Richmond convention. On April 17, 1861, the day Virginia's secession ordinance was passed he voted against it, but changed his mind and signed the official document; when the public vote on the secession ordinance was held on May 23, 1861, Greenbrier county voted 1,000 to 100 in favor of secession. The Civil War came to the county in mid 1861, several battles were fought in the area, including Lewisburg in May 1862 and White Sulphur Springs in August 1863. Both battles were Union victories. Greenbrier County became part of the new state of West Virginia, although it never participated in any of the votes held by the Restored Government in Wheeling.

Though most West Virginians fought for the Union during the war 2,000 men from Greenbrier county joined the Confederate army. In 1863, West Virginia's counties were divided into civil townships, with the intention of encouraging local government; this proved impractical in the rural state, in 1872 the townships were converted into magisterial districts. Greenbrier County was divided into ten townships: Anthony's Creek, Big Levels, Blue Sulphur, Falling Spring, Fort Spring, Irish Corner, Meadow Bluff, White Sulphur, Williamsburg. Lewisburg District was co-extensive with the town of Lewisburg until 1871, when Big Levels Township was divided between Lewisburg and Falling Spring Townships; the same year, Summers County was formed from parts of Greenbrier, Fayette and Monroe Counties. The portion of Greenbrier County that became part of Summers County belonged to Blue Sulphur Township. In 1872, the nine remaining townships became magisterial districts. A tenth district, was created from part of Falling Spring District between 1910 and 1920.

In the 1990s the ten historic magisterial districts were consolidated into three new districts: Eastern and Central. What is claimed to be the oldest golf course in the United States was founded in 1884 just north of White Sulphur Springs by the Montague family; the famous "Greenbrier Ghost" trial occurred at Sam Black Church. Zona Heaster Shue, the wife of Edward Shue, was found dead on January 23, 1897; the coroner listed her cause of her death as "everlasting faint" as "childbirth." Shue's mother, Mary Jane Heaster, testified in court that her daughter's ghost had visited her on four separate occasions, claiming that her neck had been broken by her husband, who had strangled her in a fit of rage. Shue's body was exhumed, based on the results of an autopsy, Edward Shue was tried and convicted of murder. A historical marker located along U. S. Route 60 at Sam Black Church describes it as the "nly known case in which testimony from ghost helped convict a murderer."During the decade prior to World War II, several Civilian Conservation Corps camps were located along the Greenbrier River.

For most of the 20th century, the Meadow River Lumber Company operated the world's largest hardwood sawmill in Rainelle. During World War II The Greenbrier hotel was used as a military hospital

Mahila Rashtriya Sangha

The Mahila Rashtriya Sangha was the first organisation established in India with the aim of engaging women in political activism. It was formed in Bengal Presidency, British India, in 1928 by Latika Ghosh upon the instigation of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, a prominent Indian nationalist leader. Believing that improvement of the status of women and achievement of self-governance for India were inseparable aims, the MRS was an empowerment institution body that placed much emphasis on education as a means to achieve its goal; the name translates as the Women's Political Association. Latika Bose, a niece of Aurobindo Ghose, had impressed Subhas Chandra Bose with her marshalling of a women's protest against the Simon Commission, following which the latter asked her to organise the MRS in 1928. Latika, a teacher educated at the University of Oxford and a supporter of Gandhi's satyagraha and led around 300 women from colleges and academic departments as part of the protest by the Bengal Volunteers at the 1928 session of the Indian National Congress.

She baulked at Subhas's command that all involved in this event should wear military uniform, deciding instead that the women would wear red-bordered dark green saris and white blouses. This and other decisions, such as ensuring that the women did not stay in the protesters' camp overnight, together with a threat to withdraw their aid in matters such as selling tickets and supplying tea, ensured that she overcame the opposition of Sarat Bose, concerned that the presence of women might offend conservative supporters of Congress. Latika Bose agreed to form the MRS only after some thought because she knew that this would involve her having a high-profile connection to the Indian National Congress and thus would pit her against the British Raj authorities and prevent her from being accepted for employment by the Raj Educational Service. Despite the opinion of Subhas, Latika selected his mother, Prabhabati Bose, to be the first president and Latika's sister-in-law, became the first vice-president.

Subhas had wanted Basanti Devi to be president but Latika considered her to be too distant for most Bengali women because of the extent to which Devi had been westernised, she appreciated that having the mother of the most prominent Bengali nationalist as an office-holder would appeal to potential supporters. Latika Bose herself took the role of secretary; the MRS, founded in Chittagong, Bengal Presidency, saw their aim of improvements in the status of women and the achievement of swaraj as being mutually dependent. Education of women was a key to this and the MRS involved ten existing local educational groups from the outset. According to historian Geraldine Forbes, MRS leaders "argued the nation could never be free unless women's lives improved and improving women's lives depended on freedom from foreign domination". Latika Bose appealed for women to see the similarities of the women's struggle in the battles waged between the devas and asuras of Hindu mythology, in the self-sacrifices of Rajput queens who had surrendered their male relatives to battle before preparing to die themselves in acts of jauhar.

Recruits came from the families of existing INC members because without their approval the women would not have been allowed to participate. The members were taught about independence and received instruction in literacy, first aid and self-defence

Slovak passport

The Slovak passport is issued to citizens of Slovakia to enable legal international travel. Every Slovak citizen is a citizen of the European Union; the passport, along with the national identity card allows for free rights of movement and residence in any of the states of the European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland. Every Slovak citizen is entitled to possess two passports of the same kind, if she wishes to; the second passport is valid for 5 years. Passports in Slovakia are issued by the police force. Slovakia started issuing the current biometric passports on January 15, 2008; the biometric data consisted of the face picture. On June 22, 2009 the passports were changed to include second biometric data of the fingerprints; because of the nature of biometric data acquirement, passports are now issued only directly to the passport owners. As of October 1, 2019 Slovak citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 181 countries and territories, ranking the Slovak passport 9th in terms of travel freedom according to the Henley Passport Index.

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Nizam's Guaranteed State Railway

Nizam's Guaranteed State Railway was a Railway Company in India between 1879 and 1950, was owned by the Nizams of Kingdom of Hyderabad. The full style of the system was His Exalted Highness, The Nizam's Guaranteed State Railway which had its beginnings in a line built by the HEH the Nizam, much to the dismay of the British authorities, it was owned and worked by a company under a guarantee from the Hyderabad State, capital for, raised by the issue of redeemable mortgage debentures. In 1951 the NGSR was merged into Indian Railways. Being one of the largest princely states of India, the Nizam of the Hyderabad State wanted to build a railway line to connect Hyderabad with the rest of the British India; the proposal was for an initial railway line from Secunderabad Railway Station in Hyderabad to Wadi Junction, whose construction expenses the Nizam agreed to underwrite. Subsequent branches were financed through a variety of means. Construction commenced in 1870, the Secunderabad-Wadi Line was completed in four years.

From 1874 to 1889, this line was extended to Kazipet and Vijayawada. In 1879, the Nizam of Hyderabad Mahbub Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VI took direct control of the company, integrating it into the state bureaucracy as the state-owned Nizam's Guaranteed State Railway, but this partial nationalization was reversed in 1883, when a management company was formed to take over these lines, under the provision of a guarantee from the Government of HEH the Nizam of Hyderabad State. In 1899, the broad gauge connection between Bezwada and Madras opened making rail travel between Hyderabad and Chennai possible; the State thus contained 467 miles on the broad gauge, all built before 1891, 391 miles on the metre gauge, opened between 1899 and 1901. The total capital expenditure on the Nizam's State Railway to the end of 1904 was 4.3 crores, in that year the net earnings were nearly 28 lakhs, or about 6​1⁄2 per cent on the outlay. In 1916, another railway terminus, Kachiguda Railway Station, was built to serve as the railway's headquarters.

The Nizam's railway was divided into directly-owned subcorporations. Each had a head official appointed the Nizam's Railway; the profits of these rail lines were enjoyed by it. These were the constituent lines within the Nizam's Railway: Bezwada Extension opened in 1889 Belharshah-Kazipet opened in 1924 Karipalli-Kothagudam opened in 1927 Vikarabad-Bidar opened in 1930 Purna Junction-Hingoli opened in 1912 Secunderabad-British Frontier opened in 1916 Dhone Kurnool opened in 1909; the Singareni coal fields were served by a branch line from a distance of 30 km. The Nizam's railway consolidated with a separate railroad, the Hyderabad-Godavari Valley Railway; the Hyderabad-Godavari Valley railway was chartered to build a metre-gauge line between its namesake regions. In 1896, it appointed John Wallace Pringle as the superintending engineer for survey and construction, fresh from surveying routes for the Uganda railway. Four years the railway began service on the 391 miles from Hyderabad city to Manmad Junction.

The Hyderabad-Godavari Valley Railways has cost 2.6 crores, earned 7.7 lakhs net in the same year, or nearly 3 percent. In the early twentieth century, cotton being the largest export of Hyderabad State, the cotton industry held an important place in the eyes of Nizam's Hyderabad Government. In 1889 a cotton spinning and weaving mill was erected in Aurangabad city, which employed 700 people. With the opening of the Hyderabad–Godavari Valley Railways in the year 1900 several ginning factories were started. In the Jalna alone there were 9 cotton ginning factories and five cotton presses, besides two ginning factories at Aurangabad and Kannad, one oil press at Aurangabad; the total number of people employed in the cotton presses and ginning factories in the year 1901 was 1,016. The area of cultivated land under cotton in 1914 was three million acres, most of the cotton was grown in the Marathwara districts, where the soil was peculiarly well suited to it; the opening of the Hyderabad–Godavari Railway, in October 1900, gave a great impetus to the growth of cotton in the Nizamabad, Nander and Aurangabad Districts, where many ginning and pressing factories came into existence as soon as heavy machinery could be brought there by rail.

Bombay buyers began to arrive in considerable numbers during the cotton season, which lasted from October to December, as they paid cash for the cotton and would send coolies to cut it and bring it to the cotton marts and more land began to be put down in cotton by the farmers. Hand gins gave place to ginning machines, the farmers ceased to weed their fields and to cultivate only the best cotton. Grain and pulses became more expensive, so much of the best land being laid down in cotton, Marathwada entered upon a critical period of its existence. Says the census report of the period: " The evolution from the agricultural to the manufacturing stage has begun in Marathwara When a country begins to produce the raw materials of manufacture in place of food crops, it has started on the road to industrialisation." There were three large spinning and weaving mills and about 90 small ginning and pressing factories in the State. The population supported by cotton spinning and weaving in 1914 was 69,943 persons and by cotton ginning and pressing was 517,750 persons.

The wages paid to the employees in these places were good, but the cost of living in Marathwara was high, owing to the many holding

Milan Janković (footballer, born 1959)

Milan Janković is a Serbian retired footballer who played as a midfielder. Born in Belgrade, Socialist Republic of Serbia, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Janković played youth football with Red Star Belgrade, signing in 1978 with NK Maribor alongside Vladislav Bogićević and Rade Radić in exchange for the best Slovenian player at the time, Milan Arnejčič. Two years however, he returned to his previous club, going on to be an important member as the capital side won two leagues and as many cups. In late January 1987, aged 27, Janković was allowed to leave his country, joining La Liga powerhouse Real Madrid and being a starter in most of his first full campaign, teaming up in midfield with Rafael Gordillo, Míchel and Rafael Martín Vázquez in support of strikers Emilio Butragueño and Hugo Sánchez, as the Merengues won the league with 95 goals scored. Janković closed out his career in 1990 at the age of 30, after two seasons with R. S. C. Anderlecht in Belgium. Janković won 12 caps for Yugoslavia in three years, but did not attend any major international tournament.

He scored on his debut, a 2–4 friendly loss with Brazil on 30 April 1986. In the 2000s, Janković coached the Tonga national team; the year after retiring Janković emigrated to Australia, settling down in far North Queensland with his Cairns-born wife. NK Maribor players Milan Janković at BDFutbol National team data Milan Janković at National-Football-Teams.com

Park Hae-min

Park Hae-Min is a South Korean outfielder for the Samsung Lions in the Korea Baseball Organization. He bats throws right-handed. Upon graduation from Shinil High School in Seoul, Park was eligible for the 2008 KBO Draft but went undrafted. Instead, he entered Hanyang University to continue to play baseball. Park had mediocre freshman and sophomore seasons, but showed signs of promise in his junior year in 2010, when he led the team attack alongside Ko Jong-Wook, posting a.299 batting average. In 2011, Park was moved to the lead-off role right after the team's four-year lead-off hitter Ko Jong-wook graduated. In July 2011, Park won the batting title with a.452 batting average at the 2011 National Summer League Championship, going 14-for-31 as the team's lead-off hitter. Park finished his last collegiate season with a career-best.429 batting average, 11 RBIs, 7 stolen bases. When Park, the 2011 college batting champion, made himself eligible for the KBO draft after his senior season at Hanyang University, many expected him to be an early-round pick.

However, some scouting reports highlighted his lack of prototypical height and inability to hit home runs and questioned his defensive abilities, Park was not called in the 2012 KBO Draft. A week he signed with the Samsung Lions as an undrafted free agent. In 2012, Park played his professional rookie season with the Lions' farm-league affiliate. In the 2012 KBO Futures League for the reserve teams, he batted.254 with 3 stolen bases. Park made his first KBO League appearance on September 13, 2013, as a pinch runner for Choi Hyoung-woo, who had singled, but did not score. In 2014 Park had a breakout season, making 119 appearances as a starting center fielder for the Lions, batting.297 with 31 RBIs and 36 stolen bases. He was ranked fifth overall in stolen bases and third in the 2014 KBO Rookie of the Year Award. In September 2011, Park was called up to the South Korea national baseball team for the 2011 Baseball World Cup held in Panama. Park went 3-for-4 in the Team Korea's first game against Venezuela.

He hit a game-tying three-run homer off Darío Veras in the ninth inning of the Team Korea's last Round 1 game against Dominican Republic, which ended with a Korea's 5-4 victory. In 2018, he represented South Korea at the 2018 Asian Games. Korea Baseball Organization career statistics from Koreabaseball.com