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Hardeman County, Texas

Hardeman County is a county located in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 4,139; the county seat and largest city is Quanah. The county was created in 1858 and organized in 1884, it is named for two brothers, Bailey Hardeman and Thomas Jones Hardeman, early Texas politicians and legislators. Hardeman County was one of 46 prohibition or dry counties in the state of Texas until November 2006, when voters approved referendums to permit the legal sale of alcoholic beverages for on- and off-premises consumption. Republican Drew Springer, Jr. a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has since January 2013 represented Hardeman County in the Texas House of Representatives. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 697 square miles, of which 695 square miles is land and 1.8 square miles is water. The Prairie Dog Town Fork Red River joins with Buck Creek in the northwestern corner of the county to form the Red River, which flows east to form the northern border of the county, separating it from Oklahoma.

Hardeman County is the northernmost county in Texas, not part of the Texas Panhandle. U. S. Highway 287 State Highway 6 Harmon County, Oklahoma Jackson County, Oklahoma Wilbarger County Foard County Cottle County Childress County As of the census of 2000, there were 4,724 people, 1,943 households, 1,319 families residing in the county; the population density was 7 people per square mile. There were 2,358 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 85.41% White, 4.83% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 7.09% from other races, 1.61% from two or more races. 14.50 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 1,943 households out of which 29.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.70% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.10% were non-families. 29.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.00% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.97. In the county, the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 22.60% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, 20.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 89.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.20 males. The median income for a household in the county was $28,312, the median income for a family was $33,325. Males had a median income of $26,683 versus $18,566 for females; the per capita income for the county was $16,824. About 14.60% of families and 17.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.00% of those under age 18 and 13.40% of those age 65 or over. Georgia-Pacific operates a gypsum plant in the small community of Acme, located 6 miles west of Quanah on U. S. Highway 287. Copper Breaks State Park, operated by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, is located in far southern Hardeman County near the Pease River just off State Highway 6, about 12 miles south of Quanah.

The park features a portion of the state Texas longhorn herd. Lake Pauline is located off U. S. Highway 287, 6 miles east of Quanah. Chillicothe Quanah Goodlett Acme Medicine Mound Hardeman County leaned Democratic, however in recent years it has swung to become solidly Republican. Dry counties List of museums in North Texas National Register of Historic Places listings in Hardeman County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Hardeman County Bailey Hardeman Hardeman County, Tennessee Texas Cooperative Extension, Hardeman County office Texas School Districts: School Districts in Hardeman County Hardeman County from the Handbook of Texas Online Hardeman County profile from the Texas Association of Counties Historic Hardeman County materials, hosted by the Portal to Texas History. Thomas Jones Hardeman at Find a Grave Bailey Hardeman at Find a Grave

1963 Grey Lynn by-election

The Grey Lynn by-election 1963 was a by-election held in the Grey Lynn electorate in Auckland during the term of the 33rd New Zealand Parliament, on 18 May 1963. The by-election was caused by the death of incumbent MP Fred Hackett of the Labour Party on 19 March 1963; the by-election was won by Reginald Keeling of the Labour Party. Fred Hackett had represented Grey Lynn since 1943 when he defeated John A. Lee. Hackett had been ill for some time and was admitted to Auckland Hospital on 25 July 1962 for an operation on his brain, which saved his life. Following the operation he recovered and was discharged in early September; as a result of his health he intended to step down as Deputy Leader of the Opposition, however he did intend to stay in parliament and had been re-selected to contest Grey Lynn at the upcoming 1963 election, but died on 19 March. Communist PartyGeorge Jackson contested the seat for the Communist Party of New Zealand. An orchardist by profession, he was Chairman of the CPNZ at the time.

He had unsuccessfully stood in Ponsonby in both 1957 and 1960. Labour PartyThe Labour Party selected Reginald Keeling as their candidate. Keeling had been MP for Gisborne. At the time of the by-election, Keeling had been selected to stand in the North Shore electorate and was only a stand in until the general election in the year. Following Hackett's death Ponsonby MP Ritchie Macdonald won selection for Grey Lynn, following the abolition of his seat, was to contest it in the subsequent general election. National PartyRaymond John Presland was chosen to contest the seat for the National Party, he had contested Auckland Central for National in 1960. Several months earlier he had unsuccessfully sought the National nomination at another by-election in Otahuhu. Social CreditWilliam Alexander Ross stood for the Social Credit Party, he had contested the safe Labour seat of Ponsonby in the 1957 and 1960 elections. The by-election was noted for its lack of interest from the public; the total of attendances to campaign meetings did not exceed 290 and most meetings were over in less than 90 minutes with only one or two questions from the floor.

The overwhelming majority of attendees were either middle-aged or elderly. Only Keeling and Presland held meetings, the Communist and Social Credit parties did not hold public meetings. Four cabinet ministers travelled to the electorate to campaign for Presland. Labour MPs from four neighboring electorates as well as the Deputy Leader of the Opposition Hugh Watt campaigned on behalf of Keeling; the campaign finished on the evening of 17 May with speeches from the Prime Minister Keith Holyoake and Leader of the Opposition Arnold Nordmeyer. The following table gives the election results: Keeling retained the seat for Labour in a low turnout poll. Keeling did not stand for Grey Lynn at the 1963 general election, standing instead in North Shore where he was defeated. Ritchie Macdonald instead transferred to Grey Lynn following the abolition of his seat of Ponsonby. Both Jackson and Ross contested Grey Lynn again in 1963. Norton, Clifford. New Zealand parliamentary election results, 1946–1987. Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington Department of Political Science.

ISBN 0-475-11200-8. Wilson, James Oakley. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984. Wellington: V. R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103

Brunhes–Matuyama reversal

The Brunhes–Matuyama reversal, named after Bernard Brunhes and Motonori Matuyama, was a geologic event 781,000 years ago, when the Earth's magnetic field last underwent reversal. Estimations vary as to the abruptness of the reversal. A 2004 paper estimated; the apparent duration at any particular location can vary by an order of magnitude, depending on geomagnetic latitude and local effects of non-dipole components of the Earth's field during the transition. The Brunhes–Matuyama reversal is a Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point, selected by the International Commission on Stratigraphy as a marker for the beginning of the Middle Pleistocene known as the Ionian Stage, it subaerially erupted volcanics. There is a speculative theory that connects this event to the large Australasian strewnfield. Bosumtwi impact event Geomagnetic reversal Jaramillo reversal

Jakub Kosecki

Jakub Kosecki is a Polish professional footballer who plays for Adana Demirspor. He is the son of former Poland international Roman Kosecki. In March 2009, Kosecki moved to Legia Warsaw. In July 2010, he was loaned to ŁKS Łódź, he returned to Legia one year later. In 2012, he was loaned to Lechia Gdańsk. In 2015, Kosecki was loaned to SV Sandhausen. On 6 August 2016, he joined Sandhausen permanently on a two-year contract. On 22 June 2017, he signed a contract with Śląsk Wrocław. On 24 July 2018 he signed a contract with turkish side Adana Demirspor; as of match played on 15 April 2018 Scores and results list Kosecki's goal tally. Legia Warsaw: Ekstraklasa: 2012–13, 2013–14 Polish Cup: 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15 Jakub Kosecki at Jakub Kosecki at Jakub Kosecki at Soccerway

Bayard Tuckerman Jr.

Bayard Tuckerman Jr. was an American jockey and politician. Tuckerman was born on April 19, 1889 in Morristown, New Jersey, to Bayard Tuckerman and Annie Smith Tuckerman, he was raised in Hamilton and educated at St. Mark's School, Sanford School, Harvard University. From 1910 to 1915, Tuckerman rode 100 steeplechase horses, he placed in 54 % of his races. He was considered a leading amateur rider in the 1920s. In 1927 rode a horse in the American Grand National at Belmont Park. In the 1930s, Tuckerman raced flat jumpers under the name of Essex Stable. Tuckerman was a leader, he helped was the track's first president. The track named a stakes race in his honor, he helped turn the old auto racetrack at Rockingham Park into a horse racing course. Tuckerman and his second wife Milicent founded Little Sunswick Farm; the couple would breed a number of stakes winners including Lavender Hill, 1954's American Champion Older Female Horse. In 1973 he was inducted into the National Racing Hall of Fame. After attending officers training at the Plattsburg Barracks, Tuckerman was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Infantry in the United States Army on November 27, 1917.

He was transferred to Quartermaster Corps and assigned to Remount Division. While serving with the American Expeditionary Forces, he was assistant remount officer for the advance section Services of Supply, First United States Army, 1st Corps Observation Group, remount officer for the 77th Infantry Division, he was discharged on February 25, 1919. During World War II, Tuckerman drove an ambulance for the American Field Service in North Africa. Tuckerman's political career began as a member of the Hamilton Board of Selectmen. From 1929 to 1931 he was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. From 1937 to 1941 he was a member of the Massachusetts Governor's Council. Tuckerman worked for the insurance firm Obrion, Russell & Co. from his graduation from Harvard 1911 until his death in 1974. He served as a director of Ritz-Carlton, the Rockland-Atlas National Bank of Boston, the Boston Garden-Arena Corporation. On June 20, 1916 he married Phyllis Sears, daughter of wealthy Bostonian Herbert Sears, in Beverly Farms.

In 1924 the couple hosted Prince of Wales. One of their sons, Herbert Tuckerman, would follow his father into politics, she filed for divorce on December 6, 1940 in New Mexico, citing cruelty. Tuckerman would not contest it. On August 10, 1946, Tuckerman married Milicent Ewell Whittall at a private ceremony in New Hampshire, she continued to breed horses following Tuckerman's death. Her horses included Rise Jim, winner of the Tom Fool Handicap in 1981 and 1982, she died on December 3, 2003 at the age of 94. Tuckerman died on April 14, 1974 at his home in Westport, Massachusetts

Teras Teknologi

Teras Teknologi Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of PLUS Malaysia Berhad, is a Malaysian global corporation based in Petaling Jaya. TERAS is the creator and leading system integrator of Touch n Go and SmartTAG in multiple platform technology used throughout Malaysia as highway and public transportation payments, access control system by over 6 million users. With 1,800 toll lanes committed to date, TERAS is the leading provider of Electronic Toll Collection system in South East Asia and control over 70% market share in Malaysia. TERAS now diversified its technology capabilities into property market. TERAS was formed on 15 September 1994 by Renong Berhad to address the urgent needs of providing cost-effective and locally supported Electronic Toll Collection as the outcome of Malaysia's large-scale program of public enterprises privatization outlined in Privatization Masterplan in 1991; the program had enabled the imposition of tolls on roads built by the Public Works Ministry or the Malaysian Highway Authority.

Following the incorporation of TERAS, Abd Karim Hercus, instrumental in setting up Electronic Data Processing Department of Projek Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan was appointed as the first managing director. This in turn enabled PLUS TAG, predecessor of SmartTAG and South East Asia first ETC to be developed through technical collaboration with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Japan and PLUS. In 1996, TERAS created its own internally developed ETC named TERAS Revenue and Collections System, deployed for Penang Bridge, North–South Expressway Central Link and North–South Expressway nationwide highway network of over 800 lanes. By 18 March 1997, TRACS was enhanced with development and introduction of Touch n Go at Jalan Pahang Toll Plaza; the year marked TERAS first international venture as ETC supplier and integrator for Manila–Cavite Expressway, Philippines. The period sees TERAS expanded its core businesses and technology diversification in two major areas. In term of corporate ownership, the highlight was divestment by Renong Berhad of its 70% equity stake in TERAS to UEM Group for RM11.3 million cash in June 1999.

In ETC area, TERAS upgraded TRACS through the development of SmartTAG and completed its national implementation by 15 March 1999 at 20 toll plazas of North–South Expressway. Built on a non-stop ETC philosophy, SmartTAG incorporated infra-red communication, a proprietary technology control by an Austrian company, it is designed to process up to 1,200 vehicles per hour. A joint venture between EFKON, under Dr Helmut Rieder was set up with UEM Group that created Infrared Advance Technology Sdn Bhd to produce SmartTAG related hardware and on-board unit for mass production. In general ICT projects, TERAS has bid and won contracts to supply total network environments and IT requirements for the Commonwealth Village in Bukit Jalil, in conjunction with the Commonwealth Games hosted by Malaysia in 1998. At the same year, TERAS was contracted to design and equip TIMEdotCom data center in Glenmarie, Shah Alam; as deterrence for Year 2000 problem, TERAS was engaged by nine companies under UEM Group to ensure readiness, through creation of internal operations plans continuity in the event of possible technical glitches caused by the Y2K bug.

For financial year 1999, TERAS revenues breached US$20 million mark with over 140 employees employed. The year marked the appointment of Akbar Ahmad as the new managing director of TERAS. Early 2000 global recession gave significant impact to TERAS businesses and translated to negative business growth that lasted until mid-2004; the negative business growth was attributed by the deferment of further ETC upgrading works at existing highways and of new highway projects in Malaysia and regionally. TERAS was further affected with cost-cutting measure implemented by most organisation where ICT projects were put as low priority; as counter-measure strategy, TERAS deployed TRACS to other market usages, first as parking automation solution capitalising on Touch n Go platform in 2001. Following that, TERAS Automated Parking System was created and breakthrough was achieved with the first installation of 12 parking sites for Lien Hoe Group, it has grown to over 30 sites within the next 2 years. In 2002, TRACS technology platform was deployed to door access system for TIME Engineering, UEM Group, UEM Land, Tenaga Nasional Berhad and various other companies.

These measures enabled TERAS to remain profitable throughout this time-line with negative business growth. The Malaysia's economy pick-up during the period has benefited TERAS with an average of 20% annual business growth; the Minister of Works, Samy Vellu directive of compulsory minimum 2 Touch'n Go lanes and 1 SmartTAG lane at all existing and new toll plazas to facilitate highway users ease of travel has positioned TERAS at a higher value. Deferred highway construction projects began in earnest. New Pantai Expressway, Maju Expressway, Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel, Duta–Ulu Klang Expressway and Butterworth Outer Ring Road resumed and placed their ETC installation orders with TERAS whils