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Hardy County, West Virginia

Hardy County is a county in the U. S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,025, its county seat is Moorefield. The county was created from Hampshire County in 1786 and named for Samuel Hardy, a distinguished Virginian; the first European known to visit this area was John Van Meter in 1725. The earliest permanent European settlements were established in the 1730s. Hardy County was formed in 1786 from Hampshire County in Virginia, it was one of fifty counties admitted to the Union as the state of West Virginia in 1863. That year, the newly independent state'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. Hardy County was divided into three districts: Capon, Lost River, Moorefield. A fourth district, South Fork, was formed in 1873 from part of Moorefield District, a fifth district, Old Fields, was created in the 1980s.

Hardy County has a rich African American history, with many free African Americans living there before the Civil War. This history is discussed in part 2 of the Henry Louis Gates television series African American Lives. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 584 square miles, of which 582 square miles is land and 2.2 square miles is water. Through this county flows the South Branch Potomac River with its surrounding magnificent valley. Several miles wide, "the Valley," as it is called, contains lands whose fertility lends itself to successful farming. Agriculture and stock raising have always been the main source of employment in this area, with corn, apples, melons and poultry having important interests. Truck-farming has each household possessing its own small garden. On either side of the Valley are high mountains with rough terrain and heavy timber. Throughout the area wildlife is plentiful, hunting has always been a major diversion and source of meat supply; the South Branch is a clear stream, quite wide, of considerable depth in many places.

Watering the Valley, the river creates many picturesque settings. At times the calm waters surge from low banks and spread over the Valley and ravishing the rich surrounding lands; the river has a peculiar feature in the field of geology. At one point the river, thousands of years ago, did not cut across the mountains from one side to the other, but made a passage through them from end to end; this geological exception is now in the form of a narrow, trough-like gap, about seven miles long, appropriately called "The Trough". At the present day, the gorge is several hundred feet deep, the South Branch flows in a narrow channel at the bottom, with perpendicular walls of rock on either side. In the center of the South Branch Valley, surrounded by high mountains, located on the east side of the junction of the South Fork South Branch Potomac River and the South Branch Potomac, is Moorefield, the county seat of Hardy County. A quiet farming center in 1860, the population of the Moorefield area at that time was about 1,500.

At this period there were no bridges at Moorefield, the South Branch had to be forded some three miles up the Valley, or the ferryboat, busy, had to be used. The main towns that communicated with Moorefield were Petersburg and New Creek the latter having a stage line between the two points. U. S. Highway 48 U. S. Highway 220 West Virginia Route 28 West Virginia Route 29 West Virginia Route 55 West Virginia Route 59 West Virginia Route 259 Hampshire County Frederick County, Virginia Shenandoah County, Virginia Rockingham County, Virginia Pendleton County Grant County George Washington National Forest United States National Radio Quiet Zone As of the census of 2000, there were 12,669 people, 5,204 households, 3,564 families living in the county; the population density was 22 people per square mile. There were 7,115 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 96.87% White, 1.93% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.23% from other races, 0.67% from two or more races.

0.66 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 5,204 households out of which 29.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.50% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.92. In the county, the population was spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 28.80% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.70 males. The median income for a household in the county was $31,846, the median income for a family was $37,003. Males had a median income of $28,032 versus $18,798 for females; the per capita income for the county was $15,859. About 10.50% of families and 13.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.10% of those under age 18 and 20.20% of those age 65 or over.

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 14,025 people, 5,818 households, 3,900 families living in the county. The population density was 24.1 inhabitants per square mile. There were 8,078 housing units

Moataz Abdel-Fattah

Moataz Bellah Abdel-Fattah is an Egyptian professor of political science. He has been an adviser to the prime minister of Egypt, Professor of political science at both the Cairo University and Central Michigan University. In March 2012 he became one of the 50 non-parliamentarians elected to the Constituent Assembly of Egypt. Dr. Fattah is the recipient of the prestigious Central Michigan University's Provost's Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity, 2009. Books The Economic Function of the State. Cairo: The Center for the Study of Developing Countries, 1998. Al-Waẓīfa al-iqtiṣādīya li-d-daula: dirāsa fi'l-uṣūl wa-'n-naẓarīyāt, 1998 Gender Issues in the Minds of Arab Youth: An Extended Focus Group Discussion, Cairo: Arab Women Organization, 2006. Advanced Empirical Political Research Techniques Using Stata 8.2, Cairo: Cairo University's Center For Political Researches and Studies, Cairo University, 2007. Democratic Values in the Muslim World, Colorado: Lynne Reinner Publications, 2006.

Translated into Arabic as al-Muslimūn wa-'d-dīmuqrāṭīya: dirāsa maidānīya, 2008Articles and book chapters Development Forum, a quarterly magazine issued by The Center of the Study of Developing Countries, Cairo University. The Egyptian Human Development Report, School of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University. "The Palestinian Approach to Peace and War in the Middle East", in Arnold Stewart, Is There an End to the Arab Israeli Conflict?, Cairo: American University in Cairo, 1999. "Islam and Democracy", Politics and Ethics, Vol. 18, June 2002, pp. 26–43. "Egypt's Ideological Polarization: A Challenge to Liberal Democracy", The Political Science Research Series, No. 150, December 2005. "Democratizing the Arab World: The Competitive Authoritarianism Scenario", al-Mustaqbal AlArabi, No. 326, April 2006 and republished in: IslamOnLine. Net. "An Examination of the'Intellectual Invasion' Thesis: The Politics of Foreign Education in Egypt" in Ussama Megahed, The Politics of High Education in Egypt, Cairo University: Center for Political Research and Studies, 2006.

"Muslim Cultural Entrepreneurs and the Democracy Debate", Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies, Volume 15, Number 1, Spring 2006, pp. 49 – 78. "The US Public Diplomacy: Discourse and Impact Analysis", in Moataz A. Fattah, US Public Diplomacy toward the Arab World, Cairo University's Program of Dialogue of Civilizations 2007. "Democracy in the Muslim Mind: Evidence from 33 Countries", Journal of Political Science and Sociology, No. 7, 2007. "The Philosophical and Political Roots of Welfare States", in: The Welfare State in the Arab World, Beirut: Center for the Study of Arab Unity, 2007. Encylopeida of Terrorism with Patricia D. Netzley, San Diego: Greenhave Press, 2007. "Turkey and the Search for a Balanced Secularism", Al-Sayssa Al-Dawliya, No. 168, July 2007. "Stipulating the Concept of'Islamic Peculiarity': The Five Grand Questions", in Nadia Mustapha, The Islamic Culture and Exceptionalism, Cairo: The Program for Civilization Studies and Dialogue of Cultures, 2008. "The Political Orientations of Media and Egyptians toward the Legislative Elections 2005", Cairo University: Center for Political Research and Studies, 2009.

"Saudi Foreign Policy between Contesting Partnerships: The Ulama and United States", in Ali E. Dessouki and Bahgat Korany, The Foreign Policies of the Arab States: The Challenge of Change, ed. &, 3rd edition, 2009. Curriculum Vitae

Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez

Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez is a 2020 American true crime documentary series about convicted murderer and former professional American football player Aaron Hernandez. The three-part documentary explores his conviction for the murder of Odin Lloyd, other murder cases in which he was a suspect, the factors in his life that shaped his behavior, it premiered on Netflix on January 15, 2020. Friends, attorneys and former teammates discuss the rise and eventual suicide of professional football player Aaron Hernandez, sentenced to life in prison after his conviction for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. In January 2017, director Geno McDermott met with journalists Dan Wetzel and Kevin Armstrong, who had both covered Hernandez's trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd and were writing a book about Hernandez, they began other research for the documentary. After a year and a half, McDermott compiled a documentary film, My Perfect World: The Aaron Hernandez Story, shown at the DOC NYC film festival, but decided to make it a series after partnering with Netflix.

Information about Hernandez's sexuality was not included in the original film, as it was unsubstantiated. McDermott spent several days interviewing his father for the documentary, they began investigating CTE following Hernandez's death, when his autopsy revealed a "severe" case of the degenerative brain disease. After Hernandez died by suicide, McDermott filed a FOIA request to obtain recordings of Hernandez's phone calls from jail and prison. Hernandez's immediate family "very respectfully" declined to participate. Attorney Jose Baez, who defended Hernandez in his second murder trial criticized the documentary for including audio and photos of Hernandez's young daughter, Avielle, he said too much time was spent discussing Hernandez's sexuality. Baez said he regretted taking part. Killer Inside has received positive reviews from critics, it has a 78% approval rating so far on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, based on nine reviews. Bob Hohler of The Boston Globe called it a "gripping look" at Hernandez's downfall, writing, "The finest video documentary yet on the Hernandez tragedy, Killer Inside is richly enhanced by archival footage."Brian Lowry of CNN wrote that there are too many variables to provide a conclusive explanation for Hernandez's downfall, but praised the insight provided by his phone calls from prison, writing, "In terms of the presentation, the most illuminating wrinkle in Killer Inside involves having access to audio of phone calls Hernandez made from prison, providing modest insight about his post-arrest state of mind and relationships with those closest to him."Ashlie D. Stevens of Salon praised the series for putting CTE in the spotlight, writing, "But more captivatingly, Killer Inside takes an objective look at chronic traumatic encephalopathy – a neurodegenerative disease caused by head injuries – and how that changes or inhibits brain function and impulse control."

Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez on IMDb Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez on Netflix Killer Inside on Rotten Tomatoes

Museum of Monterey

The Museum of Monterey - Stanton Center known as the Monterey History & Maritime Museum, tells the history of Monterey and the surrounding area through the lens of its connection to the sea. Free to the public, it houses thousands of artifacts, it includes permanent exhibits on the USS Macon disaster off Point Sur, the Ohlone and Rumsien tribes that once lived in the area, the Spanish exploration of the California coast and the Monterey sardine industry. It is operated by Art Association; the museum began in 1971 as the Allen Knight Maritime Museum. It was located in the basement of the Monterey Museum of Art, principally housed the collection of Allen Knight, who worked as a sailor in 1916 and collected artifacts and memorabilia related to maritime activities throughout his life; the proposal for a new maritime museum was approved in 1982, but funding was not acquired until 1991. On July 15, 1991, construction began on the current Maritime and History Museum in Custom House Plaza; the museum opened on October 31, 1992.

Museum of Monterey

Mark Read (singer)

Mark Daniel Read is an English singer/songwriter, best known as member of the boy band A1 from 1998 to 2002, 2009–present. Read grew up in a musical family, his mother, played piano and drums as well as being a singer/songwriter. Read began playing piano at the age of 2 and joined the family band on keyboards at the age of 11, where he would perform in pubs and hotels across the country, he attended Auriol Junior School and went on to Epsom and Ewell High School. | At the age of 15, Read joined the Songtime Theatre Arts group, where he received training and gained experience in acting. He subsequently took lead roles in several of their productions, including Guys and Dolls and Aladdin. Between the ages of 15 and 18, Read – along with his parents' band – performed onboard several P&O and Princess cruise ships; these concerts led took him all around the world, including aboard the liner Canberra as part of the D-Day 50th Anniversary Fleet in 1994. In 2009, he performed A1's hit version of the A-ha song "Take On Me" at Saint Edmund's Catholic School in Dover and The Astor of Hever Community School in Maidstone, Kent By the age of 19, Read was spotted at a music venue in Covent Garden, London, by Tim Byrne.

At the time, Byrne was looking for suitable members to form a new pop group. It was through this chance encounter that Read went on to receive his first big break, as he would become one of the four members of the chart-topping band a1. Along with band mates Ben Adams, Christian Ingebrigtsen and Paul Marazzi, Read achieved great success across the globe with a1, including 2 UK numbers 1 singles, 8 top ten hits, 3 studio albums and a Brit Award for Best Newcomer in 2001, their first number 1 came with their cover of the A-Ha song Take On Me and was soon followed by the self-penned Same Old Brand New You. It was announced in 2009 that A1 would reform to compete to represent Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, they came second in the final. After A1 disbanded in 2002, Read focused on his songwriting and signed a publishing deal with Metrophonic Music, part of the Universal Music Publishing Group. During this time, he earned the opportunity to collaborate with a number of diverse and well respected writers and artists including Rick Astley, John Barrowman, Joe Brown, Sam Brown, Charlotte Church, Jarvis Cocker, Roger Cook, Jason Donovan, Rob Davis, Robin Gibb, The Hollies, Kenney Jones, Ronan Keating, Lee Mead, Dennis Morgan, Denny Randell, Graham Stack, Mark Taylor and several UK X Factor finalists.

In 2009, he made an appearance at St' Edmunds Catholic School, Kent performing his first number one hit from when he was a member of a1'take on me' In March 2009, Read was invited to appear at the Tesco Mum of the Year Awards, where he performed the self-penned track Greatest Lady in My Life. The song was released as a download single. On 15 June 2009, Read released his debut album, entitled Peace at Last. In 2013, he joined Robot Wars, acting as co-presenter for their live shows across the UK. From December 2015 to January 2016 he played Dandini in Cinderella at the Pavilion Theatre in Worthing. On 20 December 2017 the launch of Robert J. Sherman's A Spoonful of Sherman UK/Ireland tour was announced. On the 25 city tour, Read was a featured performer alongside Sophie-Louise Dann, Glen Facey and Jenna Innes and Ben Stock. With A1Here We Come The A list Make It Good A1 The Best of a1 Greatest Hits Waiting for Daylight Rediscovered SoloPeace at Last Official website MySpace page

Grand Canal d'Alsace

The Grand Canal of Alsace is a canal in eastern France, channeling the Upper Rhine river. It is 50 kilometers long between Kembs and Vogelgrun, provides access to the region from the Rhine River, Basel in Switzerland, the North Sea for barges of up to about 5000 metric tons; the Grand Canal permits the navigation of more than 30,000 boats a year between Basel and Strasbourg. Construction of the canal began in 1932 and was completed after World War II in 1959; the canal diverts much of the water from the original bed of the fast-flowing Rhine in this area, entirely unnavigable by boats. The Grand Canal produces hydroelectric power at Kembs, Ottmarsheim and Vogelgrun, supplying electricity to one of the most industrialized regions in France and to Germany. Furthermore, the canal provides enough water throughout the year to a nuclear power plant at Fessenheim, eliminating the need for cooling towers. Fessenheim Nuclear Power Plant - built alongside the canal