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Iliamna, Alaska

Iliamna is a census-designated place in Lake and Peninsula Borough, United States. The population was 109 at the 2010 census, up from 102 in 2000. Iliamna was the name of an Athabaskan village at the point where the Iliamna River flows into Iliamna Lake, about 40 miles east of present-day Iliamna; that site is now called Old Iliamna. In 1935, the residents of Old Iliamna moved to the present-day location; the first sport fishing lodge in Iliamna was built in the 1930s, the second was built in the 1950s. Many more were built in the 20th century. Iliamna's economy has two main elements: sport fishing lodges. Year-round residents pursue subsistence activities, while summer workers from other areas work in the lodges. Around 1913, Herman Gartelmann, Jack Kinney, Ed Ahola built a roadhouse here, taking advantage of air travel through Lake Clark Pass. Jack and Ed were from Old Iliamna village. Frederick Roehl purchased the roadhouse around 1917, when he died in 1923, Hans Seversen took over and the facility became known as Seversen's Roadhouse.

He started hosting big game hunters in 1921 and the first sport fishermen in 1937. Martin Seversen put up a new building. Mary Seversen Clark sold the operation in 1956. Iliamna faces the prospect of developing into a mining town, as several multi-national companies plan to develop the area northwest of the village into one of North America's largest gold-copper-molybdenum mines; the first company to submit plans to the State of Alaska is Northern Dynasty Minerals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hunter Dickinson. The Lake and Peninsula Borough, the region's governing body, passed a strong resolution in support of the mine's development, but the majority of the surrounding villages adamantly oppose it. Two non-profit organizations are leading the fight against open-pit mining in the Bristol Bay watershed - the Bristol Bay Alliance and the Renewable Resources Coalition. A study concluded in 2006 indicated. Iliamna is located in southwest Alaska at 59°45′54″N 154°50′25″W, it is bordered to the south by the city of Newhalen, to the west by the Newhalen River, to the southeast by Iliamna Lake.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 37.6 square miles, of which 37.1 square miles are land and 0.46 square miles, or 1.23%, are water. Iliamna has a continental subarctic climate; the current Iliamna first appeared on the 1940 U. S. Census as an unincorporated village, it was made a census-designated place in 1980. Prior to 1940, the Iliamna listed on the census was for the former village of Iliamna, located on the east side of the lake, no longer in existence; as of the census of 2000, there were 102 people, 35 households, 26 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2.8 people per square mile. There were 58 housing units at an average density of 1.6/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 39.22% White, 50.00% Native American, 10.78% from two or more races. There were 35 households out of which 45.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.7% were non-families.

20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.42. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 34.3% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, 2.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 112.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $60,625, the median income for a family was $61,250. Males had a median income of $38,333 versus $36,667 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $19,741. There were no families and 3.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64. Bristol Bay Alliance Renewable Resources Coalition Subsistence harvests and uses of wild resources in Iliamna, Nondalton, Pedro Bay, Port Alsworth, Alaska, 2004 / by James A.

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Jarar Zone

Jarar Zone is one of the eleven zones in the Somali Region of Ethiopia. It was known as the Degehabur zone, so named after its largest city, Degehabur. Jarar Zone is bordered on the south by Korahe, on the southwest by Nogob, on the northwest by Fafan Zone, on the southeast by Dollo, on the northeast by Somalia. Based on the 2007 Census conducted by the Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia, this Zone has a total population of 478,168, of whom 268,006 are men and 210,162 women. While 62,584 or 13.01% are urban inhabitants, a further 223,778 or 46.8% were pastoralists. The largest ethnic group reported in Jarar were the Somalis. Somali language is spoken as a first language by 99.62%. 98.72 % of the population said. The 1997 national census reported a total population for this Zone of 304,907 in 72,010 households, of whom 168,211 were men and 136,696 were women; the largest ethnic group reported in Jarar was the Somali. Only 13,514 or 4.43% were literate. According to a May 24, 2004 World Bank memorandum, 1% of the inhabitants of Jarar have access to electricity, this zone has a road density of 10.3 kilometers per 1000 square kilometers, the average rural household has 1.5 hectare of land and the equivalent of 1.5 heads of livestock.

28.2% of the population is in non-farm related jobs, compared to the national average of 25% and an average of 28% for pastoral Regions. 23% of all eligible children are enrolled in primary school, 3% in secondary schools. 100% of the zone is exposed to malaria, none to Tsetse fly. The memorandum gave this zone a drought risk rating of 614. In 2006, the Jarar zone was affected by deforestation due to charcoal production. Jarar Zone is subdivided into eleven Districts Daroor Aware Dhagax-buur Dhagax-madow Gunagado Gashamo Birqod Dig Bilcil buur Araarso Yoocaale On 5–23 November 2003, the CSA conducted the first national agricultural census, of which the livestock census was an important component. For the Somali Region, the CSA generated estimated figures for the livestock population and their distribution by commissioning an aerial survey. For the Jarar Zone, their results included

Timor python

The Timor python is a python species found in Southeast Asia. A dwarf form, no subspecies are recognized. Like all pythons, they are nonvenomous constrictors; the Timor python is a long, but thin python. It has a series of heat-sensing pits between its nostrils and mouth used to find warm-blooded prey in total darkness, it is cold-blooded. Found in Southeast Asia on the Lesser Sunda Islands, its type locality is given as "Kupang,". Captive specimens have been known to accept small mammals. Liasis amethystinus var. timoriensis was the scientific name proposed by Johann Gottlob Schneider in 1801. Authors of a phylogenetic study suggested that the Timor python together with the reticulated python should be moved to a distinct genus Broghammerus. Subsequent phylogenetic analyses have supported the separation of the Timor and reticulated pythons from genus Python. However, Broghammerus is considered an invalid name by most authorities, which made Reynolds et al. formally rename this clade Malayopython in 2014, a decision, followed by many authors.

List of pythonid species and subspecies Pythonidae by common name Pythonidae by taxonomic synonyms Python timoriensis at the Reptile Database. Accessed 21 September 2007

Tsang Shu-ki

Tsang Shu-ki was a Hong Kong economist and social activist. He was the founding member of the Meeting Point, a political organisation in the 1980s and was the influential thinker among the student and social activists during the time. Tsang was born in Hong Kong in 1950, he was influenced by translation works by Franz Kafka and Karl Marx in his young and studied philosophy and political science at the University of Hong Kong and was vice-chairman of the Hong Kong University Students' Union. He was one of the leader of student movements against the colonial injustice during the 1970s and was one of the organisers of the anti-corruption campaign at that time, he was the editor of Socialist Review and Sensibility, two left wing journals during that time which introduced the student activists New Left and Frankfurt School theories. He obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and worked as a credit analyst, a gold and foreign exchange dealer, a treasury assistant.

He rejoined the academia, studying his Doctoral degree at the University of Manchester, where he met his future wife, ending up as an economics professor at the Hong Kong Baptist University, teaching Intermediate Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, the Chinese Economy, Money and Finance in China. Tsang got involved in the politics of Hong Kong's future in the early 1980s during the Sino-British negotiations, he was founding member of the Meeting Point, the first local organisation to support the return of the territory to China after 1997. He wrote many books on the future of Hong Kong and became the influential mentor of the student and social activists at the time, he became more conservative as the Sino-British negotiation was finalised. When the Meeting Point led by Anthony Cheung supported Chris Patten's controversial electoral reform in 1993, opposed by Beijing, he and Lau Nai-keung quit the party, he was specialised in Currency Board Economics, Chinese Economic Development, Transition Economics, Monetary Integration, Competition Policy.

He was employed as an economist at the Standard Chartered Bank in the midst of the currency crisis of 1983. He had been appointed to many public posts including the Consumer Council and Energy Advisory Committee, he had been member of the Currency Board Sub-Committee under the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority for 14 years. In 2013, he was appointed member of the Competition Commission after the competition law was passed in 2012, he died at his home on 16 August 2014 at aged 64. Tsang Shu-ki's Website -- 曾澍基網址

Dino Medjedovic

Dino Medjedovic is an Austrian football player of Bosnian-Herzegovinian origin who plays as forward for the reserve team of Wacker Nordhausen. Medjedovic was born in Sarajevo, came to Austria with his family, his football career began in the youth divisions of SK Admira LASK Linz. At 18, he joined the AGOVV Apeldoorn in Eerste Divisie the Dutch second division. In the Jupiler League, he played 20 games and scored a goal between 2007 and 2009. In the 2009-2010 season, he played for MFK Karvina of Czech 2. Liga the second division in the Czech Republic. In 2010, he returned to Austria and joined the FC Blau-Weiß Linz from the Austrian Regional League Central.2012 Medjedovic went to Germany and played for SC 07 Idar-Oberstein in the Regionalliga Südwest. 2013 changed the 1.85 m wide midfielder for TSG Neustrelitz in the Regionalliga Nordost. He is the Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg under contract and plays in the second team in the Regionalliga Nord. 1.^ Promotion rounds to 3. Liga. Dino Medjedovic at Kicker Dino Medjedovic at Soccerway

Puyuma people

The Puyuma known as the Pinuyumayan, Peinan or Beinan, are one of the indigenous groups of the Taiwanese aborigines. The people are divided into the Chihpen and Nanwang groups, both resident in Taitung County on the east coast of Taiwan. In the year 2000 the Puyuma numbered 9,606; this was 2.4% of Taiwan's total indigenous population, making them the sixth-largest indigenous group. The Puyuma speak the Puyuma language, as well as Taiwanese Hokkien; the name "Puyuma" means "unity" or "concord", was the autonym of the speakers of the Nanwang dialect. Zeitoun and Cauquelin note that the word Puyuma can be analyzed as pu'-uma, which means "to send to the field"; the earliest records of the prehistoric Peinan Site in Taitung City were made by Torii Ryūzō, an anthropologist in the early period of the Japanese occupation of Taiwan. During his four visits to Taiwan for anthropological research, he took photos of the monolithic stone pillars at the site. Beinan Cultural Park opened in 1997 to display and preserve the archaeological site, considered the most important one in Taiwan.

An indoor/outdoor Museum of Prehistory opened in 2002. Puyuma villages include: Ulibulibuk Bankio Alipai Pinaski Tamalakaw Rikabung Puyuma Peinan Balangaw Apapalo Kasabakan Katipul Nirbuaqan A-mei, pop singer Paelabang Danapan, Vice President of Control Yuan Saya Chang, singer Erica Chiang, singer Jane Huang, singer of Taiwanese rock duo Y2J Samingad, singer Jia Jia, singer Purdur, singer Panai, singer Tank, singer Sangpuy Katatepan Mavaliyw, Puyuma language singer Baday, author Kuciling Katatepan, traditional carver Iming, sculptor Demographics of Taiwan Palakuan Puyuma Pulingaw Taiwanese aborigines