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Guntersville, Alabama

Guntersville is a city and the county seat of Marshall County, United States. At the 2010 census, the population of the city was 8,197. Guntersville is located in a HUBZone as identified by the U. S. Small Business Administration; the 2014 Bassmaster Classic was held on Lake Guntersville, part of Guntersville. Guntersville is located at 34°20′54″N 86°17′40″W. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 42.4 square miles, of which 25.4 square miles is land and 17.0 square miles, or 40.14%, is water. Guntersville is located at the southernmost point of the Tennessee River on Lake Guntersville, formed by the Guntersville Dam. Geologically, the lake occupies a southern extension of Sequatchie Valley, which continues south as Browns Valley. Guntersville was founded by the great-grandfather of American humorist Will Rogers. John's own great-great-grandfather, of Welsh-English descent, had emigrated to the New World in 1644. John Gunter was the wealthy owner of a salt mine in the early 19th century.

In order to obtain more land to mine, John struck a deal with the Cherokee tribe that inhabited the area to use in his household as servants. As part of the deal, John married the daughter of the tribe's chief and agreed to give salt to the tribe. A town was named after Gunter; the town of Guntersville puts on a festival every July to celebrate Will Rogers, this festival involves many activities of interest to Will Rogers. Many of the native Americans died from diseases carried by white settlers; the rest were sold into slavery or forcibly removed from their land to make room for land for whites and farmland. Incorporated as Gunter's Landing in 1848, it won the contest to become county seat from Warrenton, it formally changed its name to Guntersville in 1854. The United States Navy began operating a fleet of gunboats on the Tennessee River in late 1864. Confederate troops mounted a spirited defense of the river from Guntersville. In January 1865, the USS General Grant attempted to destroy the town in retaliation.

For much of the 20th century, the economy of Guntersville revolved around cotton processing with the Saratoga Victory Mill. Guntersville sits on a 69,000 acre lake, Lake Guntersville, the biggest lake in Alabama; the lake is managed by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Bass anglers from around the country recognize this lake as one of the best in the country. Researchers have put this lake as the third best bass fishing lake in America. Guntersville has one school system in the town, made up of four schools. In 2006 Guntersville High School won the 4A football state championship, the only football state championship recorded by a school in Marshall County, Alabama; the current mayor is Leigh Dollar, the daughter of a previous mayor, the first female to hold mayor's office in Guntersville. Guntersville was the last place in which Ricky Nelson performed as a singer, his last performance was at PJ's Alley in Guntersville on Monday, December 30, 1985. His private plane departed Guntersville the next day, New Year's Eve, crashed near DeKalb, Texas.

In Hunting Mister Heartbreak: A Discovery of America, the British author Jonathan Raban becomes a temporary resident of the city, to which he takes a liking in his conservative persona as John Rayburn. He is aware, that were his real views known the people of Guntersville might have been less welcoming. Scratch John Rayburn, he'd confess my own thoughts on politics, religion − thoughts that wouldn't wash in Guntersville. At the 2000 census, there were 7,395 people, 3,061 households and 1,971 families living in the city; the population density was 312.7 per square mile. There were 3,518 housing units at an average density of 148.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 88.17% White, 8.53% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.95% from other races, 1.45% from two or more races. 2.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 3,061 households of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.6% were non-families.

32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.88. Age distribution was 22.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males. The median household income was $29,882, the median family income was $39,464. Males had a median income of $36,175 versus $20,480 for females; the per capita income for the city was $18,503. About 11.2% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over. At the 2010 census, there were 3,388 households and 2,167 families living in the city; the population density was 347.3 per square mile. There were 3,872 housing units at an average density of 152.4 per square mile (58.8/k

2008–09 Cypriot Cup

The 2008–09 Cypriot Cup was the 67th edition of the Cypriot Cup. A total of 28 clubs entered the competition, it began on 23 September 2008 with the first round and concluded on 10 May 2009 with the final, held at GSP Stadium. APOP Kinyras won their 1st Cypriot Cup trophy after beating AEL 2–0 in the final. In the 2008–09 Cypriot Cup, participated all the teams of the Cypriot First Division and the Cypriot Second Division. Teams from the two lower divisions competed in a separate cup competition; the competition consisted of five rounds. All rounds, except the final, were played in a two-legged format, each team playing a home and an away match against their opponent; the team which scored more goals on aggregate, was qualifying to the next round. If the two teams scored the same number of goals on aggregate the team which scored more goals away from home was advancing to the next round. If both teams had scored the same number of home and away goals extra time was following after the end of the second leg match.

If during the extra thirty minutes both teams had managed to score, but they had scored the same number of goals the team who scored the away goals was advancing to the next round. If there weren't scored any goals during extra time, the qualifying team was determined by penalty shoot-out; the final was a single match. The cup winner secured a place in the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League. In the first round participated all the teams of the Cypriot Second Division and 10 of 14 teams of the Cypriot First Division; the four first division teams which were qualified for 2007–08 Cypriot Cup's semifinals did not participated in this round. The Cypriot First Division teams played the second leg at home; the draw for the First Round took place on September 10, 2008. The first legs were played on September 23, 24 and October 1, 2008; the second legs were played on October 4 and 5, 2008. Teams that qualified for last year's semifinals entered in this round, along with the 12 winners of the previous round; the draw for the second round took place on December 29, 2008.

The first legs were played on January 14 and 21, 2009. The second legs were played on January 28 and February 4, 2009; the draw for the quarterfinals took place on February 2009 at the Hilton Park hotel in Nicosia. The first legs were played on February 25 and March 4, 2009; the second legs were played on March 11 and 18, 2009. The draw for the semifinals took place at the Hilton Park hotel in Nicosia on March 20, 2009; the first legs were played on April 15, 2009. The second legs were played on May 6, 2009. AEL won 3–2 on aggregate APOP Kinyras Peyias won 2–1 on aggregate Official website "2008/09 Cyprus Cup". Rec. Sport. Soccer Statistics Foundation. 2016-01-14. Retrieved 2016-01-14. Papamoiseos, Stelios. Από την ενοποίηση... στα αστέρια. Nicosia: The writer. Pp. 150–151. Cypriot Cup 2008–09 Cypriot First Division 2008–09 Cypriot Second Division

Senate of Puerto Rico

The Senate of Puerto Rico is the upper house of the Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico, the territorial legislature of Puerto Rico. The Senate, together with the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico, control the legislative branch of the government of Puerto Rico; the structure and responsibilities of the Senate are defined in Article III of the Constitution of Puerto Rico which vests all legislative power in the Legislative Assembly. Every bill must be passed by both, the Senate and the House, signed by the Governor of Puerto Rico in order to become law; the Senate has exclusive power to decide impeachments. The constitution establishes that all secretaries appointed by the governor to the different executive departments, as well as all judges and the Comptroller, require the advice and consent of the Senate. Justices of the Supreme Court can not assume office until after confirmation by the Senate; the Senate has 27 members. Sixteen are elected from senatorial districts, with two senators per district, while an additional 11 which are elected at-large.

The Senate has been meeting since 1917, after the enactment of the Jones–Shafroth Act established the body formally. The current session is the 26th Senate of Puerto Rico which has a supermajority from the New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico; the Senate, along with its members and staff, are housed in the eastern half of the Capitol of Puerto Rico, namely the Rafael Martínez Nadal Senate Annex Building, the Luis Muñoz Marín Office Building, the Antonio R. Barceló Building, the Luis A. Ferré Building, the Ramón Mellado Parsons Office Building and the Baltasar Corrada del Rio Office Building; the Senate of Puerto Rico was established after the signing of the Jones Act. Signed in March 2, 1917, the act made Puerto Ricans into U. S. citizens and empowered them to have a popularly elected Senate. This came to amend and improve the Foraker Act, signed in 1900, which granted limited administrative and executive powers to Puerto Ricans. From 1900 to 1917, Puerto Ricans made several attempts to convince the United States into amending the Foraker Act, so they could elect their own Senate.

In February 1914, Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico, Luis Muñoz Rivera presented legislation in Congress insisting in the creation of a Puerto Rican Senate with more powers. In January 1916, Representative William Jones presented the Jones Act for Puerto Rico and other territories, it was signed by Woodrow Wilson on March 2, 1917. In August 13, 1917, the first Senate of Puerto Rico was sworn in. Antonio R. Barceló was chosen with Eduardo Georgetti as his Pro tempore. José Muñoz Rivera and Manuel Palacios Salazar were selected as Secretary and Sergeant at Arms respectively. In this first instance, the Senate was composed of 19 members, 14 of which were chosen from each of the seven senatorial districts, five elected at-large; the Senate, along with the House of Representatives, are in charge of the legislative power of the Government of Puerto Rico. The Senate has exclusive power to try and to decide impeachment cases, in meeting for such purposes, the Senators act in the name of the people of Puerto Rico.

The Constitution establishes that all Secretaries appointed by the Governor to the different executive departments, as well as all judges, require the advice and consent of the Senate. Justices of the Supreme Court can not assume office until after confirmation by the Senate. Article III of the Constitution of Puerto Rico states that no person can be a member of the Senate unless he or she: is capable of reading and writing in either Spanish or English. Elections to the Senate are held every four years on the Tuesday after the first Monday of November, along with the elections for governor, resident commissioner, the House, the mayors, the municipal assemblies; the last election was held on November 8, 2016 where the members of the 26th Senate of Puerto Rico were elected. The next election is scheduled for November 3, 2020 where the members of the 27th Senate of Puerto Rico will be elected. Members of the Senate are elected for a four-year term. Tony Fas Alzamora is the most senior and longest-serving senator, having served for nine consecutive terms since 1981 for a total of 39 years.

Only American citizens that meet all the following requirements may vote for senators: must reside in Puerto Rico, must be at least 18 years old by the date of the election, must have been qualified by the Puerto Rico State Commission on Elections before the election or on the same day of the election after he presents himself to his nearest place of voting and shows proper documentation, must have not been declared mentally incapacitated by court. Citizens cast their votes in colleges which are usually the nearest public school to where the voter declared as residence. Votes are required by law to be cast in secret, unless the citizen has a physical impairment that does not allow him to; those citizens unable to travel to colleges due to medical impairments may vote at their place of residence or wherever they are convalescing. In both of these extraordinary cases, officials from the Puerto Rico State Commission on Elections will provide aid so that the citizens can cast their vote—either by using verbal or non-verbal communication—with members from the different political parties required to observe the process in order to ensure accurac

Claude Netter

Claude Netter was a French Olympic champion foil fencer. Netter competed in three Olympiads for the French foil team. Netter was Jewish. Netter was the French national foil champion in 1952. Netter was a member of the French team that won the gold medal at the World Championships in 1951 and 1953, in 1959 he won silver at the World Championships in the individual foil competition. Netter won a gold medal in team foil at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki; the French team defeated Egypt and Italy in the finals. He won a silver medal in team foil in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne and placed 6th in individual foil. Netter's final Olympic appearance was in Rome at the 1960 Summer Olympics in the team foil competition; the French team placed 5th. List of select Jewish fencers

Hello Lovers

Hello Lovers is a J-pop album recorded by female Japanese pop artist Watanabe Misato. It was released on July 1992 by Sony Music Japan. "Lovin' You" "泣いちゃいそうだよ" "やるじゃん女の子" "サマータイム ブルース" "ムーンライト ダンス" "跳べ模型ヒコーキ" "My Revolution-第2章-" "シャララ" "Growing Up" "さくらの花の咲くころに" "青空" "男の子のように" Sony Music Entertainment - Official site for Watanabe Misato. Album Page - Direct link to page with song listing and music samples

1685 English general election

The 1685 English general election elected the only parliament of James II of England, known as the Loyal Parliament. This was the first time the words Whig and Tory were used as names for political groupings in the Parliament of England. Party strengths are an approximation, with many MPs' allegiances being unknown. Elections to the House of Commons in the boroughs, were influenced by the king. Following the Exclusion crisis, ninety-nine boroughs had received new charters, the aim being to eliminate the influence of the Whigs; as a result of this, there were only fifty-seven Whigs in the new House of Commons, in which only four years before they had held a majority. Yet the Whigs lost seats in county constituencies that weren't liable to charter manipulation, dropping from around sixty county seats in 1681 to only eight. In the new parliament, the Tories now had their own majority in both houses and Lords. Henning, Basil, ed; the House of Commons, 1660–1690, The History of Parliament, Secker & Warburg The Commons 1660-1690 Constituencies 1660-1690