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Hancock County, Iowa

Hancock County is a county in the U. S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,341; the county seat is Garner. The county was founded on January 15, 1851 and named in honor of John Hancock, a leader of the Continental Congress during the American Revolution. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 573 square miles, of which 571 square miles is land and 2.0 square miles is water. U. S. Highway 18 U. S. Highway 69 Iowa Highway 17 Winnebago County Cerro Gordo County Wright County Kossuth County Hancock county was established as a result of an election on June 28, 1858. At the time two townships and Madison, were established. Soon after a courthouse was built in Garner, Iowa that continues to be the county seat; the 2010 census recorded a population of 11,341 in the county, with a population density of 19.8578/sq mi. There were 5,330 housing units; as of the census of 2000, there were 12,100 people, 4,795 households, 3,375 families residing in the county. The population density was 21 people per square mile.

There were 5,164 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 97.70% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.38% from other races, 0.40% from two or more races. 2.49 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 4,795 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.90% were married couples living together, 6.00% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.60% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.70% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,703, the median income for a family was $44,248. Males had a median income of $29,452 versus $20,376 for females; the per capita income for the county was $17,957. About 5.20% of families and 6.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.90% of those under age 18 and 6.90% of those age 65 or over. As of December 2008, the unemployment rate in Hancock County was 9.1%, a sharp rise from 4.0% in December 2007. In 2016 the unemployment rate dropped back to 2.2%. Duncan Hayfield Hutchins Miller Stilson Hancock County is divided into sixteen townships: The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Hancock County.† county seat Hancock County Courthouse National Register of Historic Places listings in Hancock County, Iowa Hancock County, Iowa Official website

Traianopolis (Phrygia)

Traianopolis, Tranopolis, or Tranupolis was a Roman and Byzantine city in Phrygia Pacatiana Prima. Trajanopolis has been variously identified. However, Ramsay continues to identify Trajanopolis with Giaurören. Modern scholars place it near Ortaköy; the only Ancient geographer who speaks of Trajanopolis is Claudius Ptolemy, who wrongly places this city in Greater Mysia. It was founded about 109 by the Grimenothyritae, who obtained permission from Roman emperor Hadrian to give the place the name of his predecessor, it had its own coins. Hierocles calls. In the Notitiae Episcopatuum, Traianopolis is called Tranopolis, is mentioned as an episcopal see up to the 13th century, among the suffragans of Laodicea, the capital and Metropolitan see of the Roman province of Phrygia Pacatiana Prima. Le Quien names seven bishops of Trajanopolis: John, present at a Council of Constantinople in 459 under the Patriarch Gennadius I John, at the Council of Constantinople under Patriarch Menas in 536 Asignius, at the Second Council of Constantinople in 553 Tiberius, at the Council in Trullo in 692 Philip, at the Second Council of Nicaea in 787 Eustathius, at the Council of Constantinople.

Another, doubtless more ancient than the preceding, Demetrius, is known from one inscription. The bishopric of Trajanopolis is included in the Catholic Church's list of titular sees, as the diocese was nominally restored in the 17th century as a titular bishopric as just Traianopolis, renamed since 1933 Trajanopolis in Phrygia, thus avoiding confusion with its Thracian namesake, it is vacant, having had the following incumbents, of the lowest rank, with a singular archiepiscopal exception: Jerónimo Zolivera Juan José de Aycinena y Piñol Giulio Marsili, Friars Minor Adam Carel Claessens as Apostolic Vicar of Batavia, emeritate as Titular Archbishop of Siraces Tomás Jenaro de Cámara y Castro, Augustinian Order Piers Power Louis-Hippolyte-Aristide Raguit, Paris Foreign Missions Society Titular Archbishop Enrico Giuseppe Reed da Silva, as emeritate.

Glenwood Cemetery (Maynard, Massachusetts)

Glenwood Cemetery is a historic rural cemetery northeast of Parker Street and Great Road in Maynard, Massachusetts. It is one of the first municipal creations of the town after its incorporation in 1871, is the resting place of many of its early and prominent residents, including Amory Maynard, founder of the Assabet Woolen Mill and namesake of the community; the cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 12, 2004. Glenwood Cemetery is located at the northeast corner of Parker Street and Great Road, a short way south of the town center, it has entrance is on Great Road midway between Parker Street and Old Mill Road, on Parker Street, nearly opposite Walker Street. The cemetery has two distinct sections, reflecting its growth over time; the oldest portion of the cemetery is 8 acres in size, was purchased by the town in 1871, the year of its incorporation out of portions of Sudbury and Stow. This area was laid out in a version of the style of the then-fashionable rural cemetery movement, with a circular lane at the entrance and a series of parallel lanes behind.

At the center of the circle there was a gazebo, to be a focal point of the cemetery. It was destroyed in the New England Hurricane of 1938; the main gate is not the original. It replace an earlier cast iron gate in 1928; the majority of the trees in the cemetery are sugar maples, planted after the hurricane to replace downed trees. About two dozen burials pre-date the official creation of Glenwood Cemetery, suggesting that it was functioning as a owned cemetery before the land was purchased by the town. East of this original portion is the "new cemetery" section laid out in the 1930s, using labor funded by the Works Progress Administration, it has a series of concentric lanes in a ovoid shape, is joined to the old section by a single lane. The Maynard family crypt is a prominent feature on the north side of Glenwood Cemetery, within sight of passers-by on Route 27. Amory Maynard started a woolen mill on the Assabet River in 1846. In 1871 the village of mill workers and other residents became the Town of Maynard.

The crypt is an imposing earth-covered mound with a granite facade facing the road. The mound is 90 feet across and about 12 feet tall; the stonework facade is 30 feet across. The ceiling of the crypt has a glass skylight surmounted by an exterior cone of iron grillwork; the granite lintel above the door reads "MAYNARD." Chiseled above the lintel are the year 1880 and the Greek letters Alpha and Omega entwined with a Fleur-de-lis Cross. Amory Maynard, his wife, their third son and nineteen other descendants were interred in the crypt. Oldest son Lorenzo Maynard and his family were buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Massachusetts. Second son William was buried at Hope Cemetery, Massachusetts, along with his wife and four of their seven children. National Register of Historic Places listings in Middlesex County, Massachusetts

2010 Newry car bombing

The 2010 Newry car bombing occurred on the night of 22 February 2010. A car bomb exploded outside a courthouse in Northern Ireland; the car bomb damaged other buildings in the area. There were no injuries; the incident happened late at night. Seventeen minutes before the bomb exploded a telephone warning was received saying that a car bomb was somewhere in the centre of Newry and that it would go off in half an hour; the police removed the centre of the town. The car was a Mazda 6 loaded with 115 kg of explosives; the car exploded next to the gates of a courthouse. The bomb was heard from two miles away; the bomb blast damaged other buildings in the area. A 170-year-old church had its windows blown out; the bombers phoned in a warning that police should clear the area because a bomb would go off in 30 minutes, in fact it went off in 17 minutes. Because of the size of the bomb, the police termed it a "sheer miracle". According to the BBC, it is thought that this was the first "large car bomb" to have exploded in Northern Ireland since the 2000 bombing of the Stewartstown police station.

Other car bombs have failed to explode, or have only exploded. The bombing is thought to have been an attempt to undo the 2010 Hillsborough Castle Agreement, although the fact that it came two weeks after the Agreement was signed is thought to reflect the militant's limited operational capacity. According to Fachtna Murphy, Commissioner of the Garda Síochána, this was "the first bomb that exploded in the North in 10 or 11 years." The next day the area was sealed off as police investigated. Shops were closed and traffic backed up on the motorway between Newry and Belfast; the large explosion caused "traffic chaos" across the city. The church was reopened after £ 350,000 of repairs and restoration; the Real Irish Republican Army was blamed for the bombing in Newry but on 27 May a 32-year-old man was arrested for the bombing. A day before that a 51-year-old man appeared in the same court charged with the car bombing. A 45-year-old man was jailed in 2017 for being a member of IRA, because of DNA evidence he left on the car bomb.

Hillary Clinton, the American Secretary of State, condemned the bombing but insisted that it would "not destabilise the peace process". The Newry car bombing is taken as evidence that "hardline Republicans" continue to have the ability to carry out terror attacks in Northern Ireland, although they no longer have the operational strength to do so in Britain itself; the Newry car bombing was one of several cross-border attacks into Northern Ireland in 2009–10. Others included a car bombing of the Northern Ireland Policing Board. There are fears; the operational strength of dissident republican groups as demonstrated by this bombing continues to concern Irish security forces as of September 2010. According to Garda Commissioner Fachtna Murphy, "A bomb exploded in Newry some months ago and that's the first bomb that exploded in the North since Omagh; that is significant in itself in that it tells us they are endeavouring to improve their capability all the time."Politically, the attack was alleged by the Belfast Telegraph to have led some loyalists "to believe the older leadership called it wrong—that they decommissioned far too soon."Writing in the Boston Globe, Kevin Cullen cited the Newry court bombing as evidence not only of the continued existence of an "irredentist rump", but of the continuation of a social situation in which the two groups are still "bitterly divided" and "deeply segregated."

Timeline of Real Irish Republican Army actions Timeline of the Northern Ireland Troubles and peace process List of bombings during the Northern Ireland Troubles Car bomb explodes at Newry courthouse-source-BBC News Assembly condemns Newry bombers-source-BBC News

Orders, decorations, and medals of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Orders and medals of Bosnia and Herzegovina are social and public recognition, which are awarded for special contribution in realization of human rights and freedom, for construction of democratic relations and stabilization, development of International cooperation of Bosnia and Herzegovina with other countries and with International organizations and for cultural and every other progress of people and citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The system of honours of Bosnia and Herzegovina was established after Croat-Bosniak War ended in 1994, changed in May 2003. All citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, economic societies, state institutions and other legal entities and non-government organizations are suitable to receive decorations of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Foreign citizens and International organizations and institutions are suitable, it is possible to receive a decoration post mortem. Only authorized institutions for bestowal of orders and medals of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Order of Freedom Order of Peace Order of Bosnia and Herzegovina Order of the Gold Coat of Arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina with Swords Order of the Gold Coat of Arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina with Sash Order of Bosnia and Herzegovina with Golden Wreath Order of Bosnia and Herzegovina with Silver Wreath Order of the Silver Coat of Arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina with Swords Order of the Golden Lily Order of the Golden Lily Order of the Golden Lily Order of Freedom Order of the Hero of the Liberation War Order of Peace Order of the Republic Order of the Liberation Order of the Gold Coat of Arms with Swords Order of Military Merit 1st class Order of Military Merit 2nd class Order of Kulin Ban Order of the Dragon of Bosnia Order of the Bosnian Coat of Arms Medal of the Republic Medal of Victory Bravery Medal Medal of Labour and Enterprise Medal of Military Merit Exemplary Fighter Medal Medal of Merit Zakon o odlikovanjima Bosne i Hercegovine made on May 21, 2003. Orders and Medals of Bosnia-Herzegovina ODLIKOVANJA DODIJELJENA ZA ODBRANU REPUBLIKE BOSNE I HERCEGOVINE

Abdul Hamid Omar

Tun Abdul Hamid bin Haji Omar was the first Chief Justice of Malaysia. Abdul Hamid Omar was born on 25 March 1929 in Perlis Indera Kayangan, he obtained his early education at the Sultan Abdul Hamid College in Alor Setar in 1940, which could not be completed as a result of the Second World War. During the war period, he was able to master the Japanese language; when the war ended, he returned to Alor Setar to continue his studies and passed his "Senior Cambridge" examination. He left for London to further his studies at Lincoln's Inn, completed a Doctorate in Law from the Oklahoma City University, he first entered the Malaysian Civil Service as a Magistrate in 1956, moved to become Deputy Public Prosecutor of Perak State and quickly moved to being State Legal Advisor of Perak. After a few years he was Chief Registrar of the Federal Court and soon afterwards a High Court Judge. After becoming Chief Justice of Malaya in 1985, he was involved in the 1988 Malaysian constitutional crisis, chairing the six member tribunal which resulted in the dismissal of the Lord President Tun Salleh Abas.

After taking over as Lord President of the Supreme Court a vote of no confidence was passed against him by the Bar Council. He retired shortly after he became Chief Justice of Malaysia in 1994, when the Lord President post was abolished and renamed, he was involved with the Malaysian Red Crescent Society and joined the private sector after his retirement from the judiciary where he was chairman of several companies. In early 2008 he suffered from a debilitating stroke, he died aged 80 on 1 September 2009 from renal failure at Kuala Lumpur. He was bestowed several awards, which include the Seri Setia Mahkota which carries the title of Tun by His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong on 7 June 1989, the Panglima Setia Mahkota, the Panglima Mangku Negara, the D. P. M. P. and the P. M. P. Malaysia: Commander of the Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia Malaysia: Commander of the Order of the Defender of the Realm Malaysia: Grand Commander of the Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia