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Jemison, Alabama

Jemison is a city in Chilton County, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 2,585; the center of population of Alabama is located outside of Jemison, an area known as Jemison Division. Jemison is located in northern Chilton County at 32°57'31.792" North, 86°44'36.841" West. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.3 square miles, of which 11.2 square miles is land and 0.077 square miles, or 0.65%, is water. Jemison, AL is located at the geological end of the Appalachians and was inhabited by the Creek Indians for the springs located in the area. In 1869, R. J. Langston built the first house in area and it was made famous by stagecoach drivers who would stop to rest on their travels between North and South Alabama, calling the area Langston Station, or Langstonville known as "Jemison Springs," and Jemison, AL. Population began growing by 1870 after the completion of the railroad passing through the town as part of the L&N Railroad. Construction began on the railroad in February 1854, but was halted destroyed due to the Civil War.

Responsible for building the segment of track that would run through Langston Station, Col. John T. Milner suggested the name "Jemison" for the area, after the successful Tuscaloosa businessman, Col. Robert Jemison, who based a stagecoach line in Langston Station. Col. Jemison was responsible for much of the construction of the Alabama-Chattanooga Railroad. In 1870 a post office was established, the city of Jemison would be incorporated once in 1907 reincorporated with a new charter in 1919; as of the census of 2010, there were 2,585 people, 997 households, 733 families residing in the city. The population density was 231 people per square mile. There were 1,096 housing units at an average density of 97.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 77.8% White, 17.7% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 3.1% from other races, 1.0% from two or more races. 7.0 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 997 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.5% were non-families.

23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.04. In the city the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.7 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males. The median income for a household in the city was $40,735, the median income for a family was $49,091. Males had a median income of $45,082 versus $31,588 for females; the per capita income for the city was $17,300. About 12.8% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.4% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over. As of 2006, Jemison Elementary School enrollment exceed 900 students, making it the largest school in Chilton County, it ranks scholastically among the best of Alabama's schools.

Students are taught from Kindergarten through grade 3 at JES. Jemison Intermediate School is the newest addition to the Chilton County School System located in Jemison, AL. JIS teaches grades 4-6, their Mission Statement is to provide a positive and safe learning environment for their students to reach their full academic potential. Grades 7 and 8 are taught at Jemison Middle School. Jemison High School was built in 1963, where 800 students are enrolled. Grades 8–12 are taught at Jemison High School; the school's mascot is black panther, their Mission Statement is "to provide a secure and encouraging environment, enabling students to develop essential academic and independent living skills." Chilton Christian Academy was founded in 1977 by members of the Victory Baptist Church located on HWY 31 in Jemison, AL. It is a faith/religion based, private education institution; the school instructs students from Kindergarten through grade 12, has a variety of athletic and extra curricular organizations.

Ruby Sales, African-American social activist Winston M. Scott, former Central Intelligence Agency officer Reynolds Wolf and journalist City of Jemison official website History of the City of Jemison Town of Jemison history and news

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 is a bridge digital camera announced by Sony in 2005. It featured a 10.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, a size used in DSLRs and used in bridge cameras. This was the first time. Besides the APS-C sensor, the DSC-R1 featured a 14.3–71.5 mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens, providing for an angle of view equivalent to 24–120 mm on a full frame camera. Compared to a standard DSLR the Sony DSC-R1 had the following advantages: since there is no mirror between the sensor and the lens, the lens can be positioned closer to the sensor, which improves the performance at wide angle; the back focal length of the DSC-R1 in wide-angle mode is 2.1 millimeters, much smaller than the wide angle back focal length found in DSLRs the image in the EVF and LCD screen is bright and the light is amplified. An optical viewfinder instead does not amplify the light, so that it becomes difficult to frame and manually focus when there is not sufficient light. Technically no dust problems, since the DSC-R1 has a fixed lens, though dust can enter the lens itself while zooming silent operation, as there is no swinging mirror or physical shutter system as there is no shutter system there is no limit to flash sync.

Supports RAW and the following disadvantages: no interchangeable lenses: the supplied lens only covers the 24–120 mm zoom range. No optical viewfinder. Furthermore, there is some small time shift, i.e. the image appears with a small delay. Low frame rate and slow contrast-detection autofocus. Sigma DP1 Micro Four Thirds Sigma DP2 Media related to Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 at Wikimedia Commons Let's Go Digital review Imaging Resource Steve's Reviews DP Review Comparison between the R1 and its successor RX10 by ePHOTOzine


Wehrheim is a municipality in Hesse, Germany some 30 km north of Frankfurt am Main. The town's nickname is "Apfeldorf Wehrheim". Wehrheim lies from 300 to 600 m above sea level on the north slope of the crest of the Taunus between Bad Homburg and Usingen im Taunus. Wehrheim borders in the north on the town of Usingen and the community of Ober-Mörlen, in the east on the towns of Friedberg and Rosbach, in the south on the towns of Friedrichsdorf and Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, in the west on the town of Neu-Anspach; the community has four centres named Wehrheim, Obernhain and Friedrichsthal. The first traces of settlement go back to the Bronze Age. In Wehrheim, a burying ground from the early to middle Urnfield culture was discovered. Wehrheim im Taunus itself had its first documentary mention in 1046. In 1372, the village was granted town rights, which it however lost again in 1814; the town's overlords changed several times, from the Castle Counts of Friedberg to the Counts of Diez, the area passing to Nassau-Dillenburg and to Prussia in 1866.

In 1895 the railway line from Bad Homburg vor der Höhe – still called Homberg – through Friedrichsdorf to Usingen came into operation, was extended to Weilburg a few years linking the community a bit more with the Frankfurt area, a trend that would continue in the coming century. As part of Hesse's municipal reforms, the communities of Wehrheim, Obernhain and Friedrichsthal merged into the new greater community of Wehrheim in 1972; the municipal elections on 6 March 2016 resulted in the following division of seats on town council: compared to previous local elections: Gregor Sommer has been mayor since 2002. Pilisvörösvár near Budapest in Hungary, since 1989. Meransen in the Puster Valley in Italy, since 2001; the community's current civic coat of arms was granted in 1953 and is based on seals known from the 15th century. The arms show the two lions of the Counts of Diez, the letter is, of course, the community's initial. Wehrheim once had another coat of arms after the original one was forgotten.

It featured a building with towers. This is believed to have been a canting symbol; these arms were used, without being approved, until the current arms were conferred in 1953. Despite its idyllic location in the Taunus, Wehrheim is advantageously placed for transportation. With the Friedberg interchange on Autobahn A 5 6 km away, the Oberursel-Nord interchange on Autobahn A 661 only 8 km away it is well connected to the long-distance road network; the community has at its disposal two stops and Saalburg, on the Taunusbahn railway. Earplugs made by the firm Ohropax GmbHA are well-known product from Wehrheim, marketed under the name Ohropax. Heraeus Medical, a division of Heraeus, the manufacturer of Palacos® bone cement, is located in Wehrheim. Wehrheim has the Limes-Schule. There is a special school, the Heinrich-Kielhorn-Schule, named after an early pioneer in special education; the Taunusheim, an orphanage established in 1943 to house war orphans, was until 1998 a home for children and youths run by the city of Frankfurt.

Before that, the building housed the Waldfriede Hotel. In the last twenty years of its existence, the Taunusheim was home to up to 18 children and young people from 6 to 18 years old, looked after round the clock in two groups. In 1994, a day group attended the home; the home was closed in 1998 for reasons of economy. The school for children with learning difficulties, attached to the home remained until 2001, when it was moved to Frankfurt-Höchst. Moving part of the Wehrheim primary school into the now empty building is being considered as a way of alleviating the dearth of school space. Inside the former town gate, a local landmark, is the Stadtormuseum Wehrheim, where visitors can see the Bronze-Age archaeological finds from the Urnfield culture; the Wehrheim municipal area contains 13 km of the Limes Germanicus, declared a World Heritage Site in 2005 by UNESCO. One of Wehrheim's sights, near Pfaffenwiesbach, is an old Roman Limes Fort, the Kapersburg, on top of the Limes. There is another Roman fort in the main community, the Saalburg, restored.

The theme park Lochmühle is another one of Wehrheim's attractions, it features a combination of animals and theme park rides. Wehrheim Lochmühle Bronze-Age urn graveyard in Wehrheim Wehrheim at Curlie Live images of Wehrheim's town hall

Crkvino, Veles

Crkvino is a village in the municipality of Veles, North Macedonia. Toward the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries, Crkvino traditionally was a mixed Orthodox Macedonian, Macedonian Muslim and Muslim Turkish village; some of the Macedonian Muslim population left the village after the Second World War. Muslim Albanians settled in Crkvino after the Turkish population migrated from the village. In the 1960s there were 9 Muslim Albanian households in the village. According to the 2002 census, the village had a total of 363 inhabitants. Ethnic groups in the village include: Bosniaks 336 Albanians 25 Macedonians 2

Connections Museum

The Connections Museum, is located in Centurylink's Duwamish Central Office at East Marginal Way S. and Corson Avenue S. in Georgetown, Washington. It "reveals the history of the telephone and the equipment that makes it all work." The museum was sponsored by the Washington Telephone Pioneers, is now a part of the Telecommunications History Group, based in Denver, CO. It features vintage equipment from AT&T, Western Electric, Pacific Northwest Bell, USWest, other organizations; the museum was founded by both employees of Pacific Northwest Bell. As a result of the Modification of Final Judgement in 1984, the AT&T monopoly was broken up, an organizational mandate required Pacific Northwest Bell to modernize their aging telephone switching equipment. Realizing that this was the last opportunity to save examples of vintage electromechanical switches, Warrick requested that Pacific Northwest Bell make arrangements to transfer ownership of selected equipment to the Telephone Pioneers and allow them to set up a museum somewhere in Seattle.

Envisioned to be one of three telephone museums in the Pacific Northwest, this was the only one that materialized. Work started in 1985, the museum opened to the public in Fall of 1989. Frames of electromechanical switching equipment were brought in from existing central offices, lifted to the third floor by cranes. From there, volunteers rewired the equipment to make it functional once again. In 2016 the museum was featured on a popular YouTube channel run by Tom Scott, as part of the "Things You Might Not Know" series; the museum has the following notable items in its collection: 1923 Panel Switch from Seattle's Rainier/Parkway exchange 1942 No. 1 Crossbar from Seattle's Lakeview Exchange c. 1950s No. 5 Crossbar from the Adams exchange on Mercer Island c. 1970s #3 ESS North Electric CX 100, from Lester, Washington installed in the U. S. S. California Step-By-Step equipment 755 and 756 dial PBXs Teletype equipment from the 1920s through the 1980s A red GPO telephone box, flown to Seattle from the UKMost of the artifacts in the museum's collection are functional, are maintained by volunteers.

The electro-mechanical switching systems the No. 1 and Panel offices, are the only remaining switches of their type in the world that are still functioning. The No.5 crossbar office is one of two that operate in a museum setting in the U. S.. Although they are no longer connected to the PSTN, visitors can make calls between the switches in the museum. Official website Connections Museum's channel on YouTube Museum of Communications - Virtual tour 2005 Visit to the Museum of Communication - Telephone World

Mindy Hall

Mindy Hall is a makeup artist who has worked on films such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. She worked on Star Trek, where she was involved in the redesign work on the Romulan race. For her work on that film, she won an Academy Award for Best Makeup. Hall decided to pursue a career in Hollywood makeup at the age of 17, she attended San Diego State University, but she dropped out and instead joined the apprenticeship programme for makeup at the San Francisco Opera. Following her completion of the course, she worked with several regional opera companies to do makeup as well as hairstyling and wig construction. Mindy is co-author with Gretchen Davis of The Makeup Artist Handbook published by Focal Press, she worked on a number of films, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, P. S. I Love Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps; as part of her work on 2009's Star Trek, she was involved in the redesign of the Romulan race seen in the film. She was the department head of makeup on the film, where she led a team of over forty makeup artists as well as Joel Harlow and Barney Burman who designed the aliens seen in the movie.

The make-up team working on Star Trek won an Oscar at the 82nd Academy Awards. It was the trio's first nomination and was the first Oscar to have been awarded to any film in the franchise, they repeated their success at the 36th Saturn Awards though the event was dominated by the success of James Cameron's Avatar. In 2011, she was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding makeup, mini-series or movies as the head of the team that worked on the HBO television series Cinema Verite. Official website Mindy Hall on IMDb