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Jacksonport, Arkansas

Jacksonport is a town in Jackson County, United States, along the White River at its confluence with the Black River. The population was 212 at the 2010 census. Jacksonport was once an important steamboat stop on the White River. During the Civil War the town served as a transportation hub for Confederate forces. Jacksonport is located at 35°38′28″N 91°18′32″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.35 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2000, there were 235 people, 104 households, 66 families residing in the town; the population density was 252.0/km². There were 114 housing units at an average density of 122.3/km². The racial makeup of the town was 94.47% White, 2.98% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 2.13% from two or more races. There were 104 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.5% were non-families.

29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.83. In the town, the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males. The median income for a household in the town was $26,563, the median income for a family was $28,333. Males had a median income of $26,083 versus $18,750 for females; the per capita income for the town was $14,150. About 21.9% of families and 22.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 17.9% of those sixty five or over

EM-4 rifle

The EM-4 rifle was an experimental bullpup rifle of British origin designed by Dennis Burney of the Broadway Trust Company. The principle of the Burney was an enlarged chamber that the gases expanded into and were exhausted through the barrel using a type of high-low system; the Burney 7mm rifle referred to as the Broadway Trust Rifle, may have been referred to as the Experimental Model EM-4. The rifle was under trial in 1946-1947 but failed to show sufficient promise and was abandoned in March 1948; the action is short recoil, is as follows:1. When loaded the barrel is held to the rear by the trigger sear, against the force of the barrel spring, with the round chambered and bolt locked. 2. When the trigger is pulled the sear is dropped and the barrel and magazine all run forward due to the barrel spring. Before reaching the forward position, the pivoted hammer hits a fixed cam and strikes the firing pin. 3. The forward momentum of the barrel and bolt group must first be arrested by the recoil, before they are accelerated to the rear.

As the group recoils, a cam forces the bolt handle up, rotating the splined bolt head out of lock, which continues to the rear. A claw extractor and spring ejector remove the spent cartridge. 4. The bolt spring chambers a round; the bolt head is relocked by a torsion spring between the bolt halves. Burney rifle Burney ammunition Burney ammunition

Phil Shiner

Philip Joseph Shiner is a British former human rights solicitor. He was Head of Strategic Litigation at Public Interest Lawyers from 2014 until the firm's closure on 31 August 2016, he had been Principal at Public Interest Lawyers Ltd from 1999 to 2014. He was struck off the roll of solicitors in England and Wales in 2017 over misconduct relating to false abuse claims against British troops. Shiner was educated at the University of Warwick, he was an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Warwick from 1999 to 2004, an Honorary Professor of Law at London Metropolitan University from 2005 to 2013 and a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics from 2005 to 2013. In July 2012, he was awarded an honorary law doctorate by the University of Kent; this was revoked in November 2017. Shiner was named human rights lawyer of the year in 2004, an award given jointly by the human rights organisations Liberty and JUSTICE, for "his tremendous skill and dedication to fighting for justice". In 2007, he was named the Law Society's solicitor of the year.

From 2004 to 2014 he was a regular contributor to The Guardian newspaper. Shiner had "led the pursuit of legal claims against British troops for their treatment of Iraqi detainees after the 2003 invasion"; the law firm, Public Interest Lawyers, of which he was the only director and the owner of 100% of its shares, was "instrumental in passing on about 65% of the 3,392 allegations received by" the Iraq Historic Allegations Team. Early courtroom successes for him in the Baha Mousa case were followed by controversy about other allegations, "the most serious of which turned out to be wholly untrue", he claimed that "UK soldiers had captured and murdered innocent Iraqi civilians after the Battle of Danny Boy near Amara in 2004". In 2014, a report by the Al-Sweady Inquiry showed that the dead "had been members of the Mahdi army militia, who ambushed a British patrol and were killed in exchanges of gunfire. Shiner subsequently admitted paying an Iraqi middleman to find claimants, a practice, in breach of professional standards".

Shiner was charged before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal but did not attend its two-day hearing, after telling it in writing that "he was unwell and could not afford to pay for a defence lawyer". He'admitted eight allegations of acting without integrity, including that he made “unsolicited direct approaches” to potential clients', he admitted'another allegation of acting recklessly'. Andrew Tabachnik, prosecuting for the Solicitors Regulation Authority, said that'Shiner’s defence to the dishonesty charges... was effectively: "I was not in full control of my mental faculties at this time and I didn’t know right from wrong and what I am doing.”' The tribunal found him "guilty of multiple professional misconduct charges, including dishonesty and lack of integrity". Twenty two "misconduct charges... were proved to the criminal standard of beyond reasonable doubt. Two other charges were left to lie on the file." By February 2017, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal struck him off the Roll of Solicitors and ordered him to "pay for the full costs of the prosecution, starting with an interim downpayment of £250,000".

By the time he was struck off in February 2017, Ihat "had fewer than 250 active investigations". About a week Britain's Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced that Ihat would soon be shut down due to the exposing of Shiner's "dishonesty"; when welcoming the decision to strike him off, the chief executive of the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Paul Philip, stated: “His misconduct has caused real distress to soldiers, their families and to the families of Iraqi people who thought that their loved ones had been murdered or tortured. More than £30m of public funds were spent on investigating what proved to be false and dishonest allegations."Shiner's disgrace resulted in criticism by former army officers of Baroness Chakrabarti, the Labour Party's shadow attorney general. Johnny Mercer MP, a retired Army captain, chided her for "an child-like understanding of military operations" and for "trying to retrospectively apply European Human Rights Law to the battlefield ". Richard Kemp, a retired Army colonel and commander of the first Task Force Helmand in Afghanistan in 2003, accused Baroness Chakrabarti of being "one of greatest supporters" before his downfall, of "helping him lose his way" as a result of such support.

He said that she had been saddened by Shiner's downfall and had said that, before "losing his way", he had "given good service to the public" and "did some good work, upheld by a judicial inquiry into, for example, the torture and killing of Baha Mousa in Iraq." Shiner declared himself bankrupt in March 2017 owing £7 million. In February 2018, the Insolvency Service found that Shiner had sold his own house to his family and put it into trust that had allowed him to live there, he sold two commercial properties for £550,000 each and transferred two £3,500 guitars into the family trust. The IS estimates they have recovered over £483,000, but that there is another £6.5 million to locate

Knut Liestøl

Knut Liestøl was a Norwegian folklorist, Nynorsk proponent and politician. He was born in Åseral as a son of farmers Olav Knutson Sigrid Røynelid, he was a nephew of Lars Liestøl. In July 1913 he married farmers' daughter Signe Høgetveit, their son Olav became a noted glaciologist. A folklorist by profession, he took the dr.philos. Degree in 1915 with the thesis Norske trollvisor og norrøne sogor, he was appointed as a docent in Nynorsk at the Royal Frederick University in 1909 and promoted to professor of folkloristics in 1917. He served in Mowinckel's Third Cabinet as Minister of Education and Church Affairs 1933 to 1935, he was the chairman of Noregs Mållag from 1925 to 1926. Liestøl was a fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters from 1916 and graduated as a Knight, Grand Cross of the Order of the Falcon and the Order of the Three Stars, he resided at Ramstad. He died in June 1952 in Bærum. Works by or about Knut Liestøl at Internet Archive


N-Methylnorcarfentanil is an opioid analgesic drug related to the potent animal tranquilizer carfentanil, but several thousand times weaker, being only stronger than morphine. It was first synthesised by a team of chemists at Janssen Pharmaceutica led by Paul Janssen, who were investigating the structure-activity relationships of the fentanyl family of drugs, they found that replacing the phenethyl group attached to the piperidine nitrogen of fentanyl with a smaller methyl group, made it so much weaker that it was inactive as an analgesic in animals. However the same change made to the more potent analogue carfentanil retained reasonable opioid receptor activity, reflecting the higher binding affinity produced by the 4-carbomethoxy group. Side effects of fentanyl analogs are similar to those of fentanyl itself, which include itching and serious respiratory depression, which can be life-threatening. Fentanyl analogs have killed hundreds of people throughout Europe and the former Soviet republics since the most recent resurgence in use began in Estonia in the early 2000s, novel derivatives continue to appear

Willem van Nieulandt II

Willem or Guiliam van Nieulandt, sometimes Nieuwelandt was a Dutch Golden Age painter, engraver and playwright from Antwerp. His father Adrien van Nieulandt the elder was born to a family of artists of Flemish origin from Antwerp, he moved with his family to Amsterdam in 1589, after the Siege of Antwerp because they were Protestants. His three sons Willem van Nieulandt II, Adriaen van Nieulandt the younger, Jacob van Nieulandt all became painters. Willem was a pupil of Roelant Savery in 1599, in 1601 he travelled to Rome, where he became a student of Paulus Bril. According to Arnold Houbraken, he specialized in painting artistic ruins of monuments and temples, many of which he engraved himself. In Spring 1606 the 22-year-old married Anna Hustaert in Amsterdam, but the couple settled in Antwerp. Nieulandt was better known as a playwright than as a painter, he was a member of the Antwerp chamber of rhetoric the Olyftack from 1613 to 1621, transferring to the rival Violieren from 1621 to 1629. In May 1620 he won the prize for best poem at a rhetoric competition in Mechelen, writing under the pen name Dient uwen Al.

In May 1624 the Violieren produced his play Aegyptica. His daughter Constantia, who married Adriaen van Utrecht, was a well regarded poet. At some point after May 1629 he returned to Amsterdam, where he lived until his death in 1635. Poëma van den Mensch Livia Saul Claudius Domitius Nero Aegyptica Sophonisba Aphricana Salomon Jerusalems Verwoestingh door Nabuchodonosor Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest Pushkin Museum, Moscow Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours, Tours Baldinucci, Filippo. Notizie de' Professori del Disegno, Da Cimabue in qua, Secolo V. dal 1610. Al 1670. Distinto in Decennali. Stamperia S. A. R. per li Tartini, e Franchi. P. 120. Web Gallery of Art biography RKD mentions Jacob Savery as teacher