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Kansas House of Representatives

The Kansas House of Representatives is the lower house of the legislature of the U. S. state of Kansas. Composed of 125 state representatives from districts with equal populations of at least 19,000, its members are responsible for crafting and voting on legislation, helping to create a state budget, legislative oversight over state agencies. Representatives are elected to a two-year term; the Kansas House of Representatives does not have term limits. The legislative session convenes at the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka annually. On January 29, 1861, President James Buchanan authorized Kansas to become the 34th state of United States, a free state; the ratification of the Kansas Constitution created the Kansas House of Representatives as the lower house of the state legislature. Members of the Kansas House voted to impeach Governor Charles L. Robinson in 1862, but the impeachment trial did not lead to his conviction and removal of office; the Kansas Senate did vote to impeach the secretary of state and state auditor for the unlawful sale of bonds, but only three state senators voted for the governor's impeachment.

In 1870, the Kansas House of Representatives first met at the Kansas State Capitol, not completed until 1903. Populists and Republicans both claimed control of the Kansas House of Representatives in 1893, with the Populists accusing the Republican Party of election fraud; the dispute led to separate Populist-led and Republican-led Houses in 1893 until the Kansas Supreme Court sided with the Republicans and the Populist-led House disbanded. In 1918, Minnie J. Grinstead became the first female elected to the House. In 1966, the state legislature began to hold annual general sessions and a constitutional amendment adopted at the 1974 general election extended the duration of the session held in the even-numbered years to 90 calendar days, subject to extension by a vote of two-thirds of the elected membership of each house. An early legislator who served from 1875 to 1883, Robert M. Wright, was one of the founders of Dodge City and its mayor as well. United States presidential candidate Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican nominee, began his political career with a two-year term in the Kansas House of Representatives after his election in 1950.

State representatives introduce a proposed law in the Kansas House of Representatives in the form of a bill, which must be approved by a standing committee, the Committee of the Whole and the entire membership of the chamber. Other state representatives can amend a bill on the floor of the chamber. A bill must be approved by both houses of the Kansas Legislature in order to be submitted to the governor, who can sign it into law or veto the bill. State legislators can override the veto with the support of two-thirds majority of both houses. Republicans hold a supermajority in the Kansas House of Representatives, have controlled the chamber since 1993; the following is the official make-up for the 2017-2019 session: The Speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives is the leader of the chamber and is elected by his fellow state representatives. The speaker presides over the legislative process on the floor of the chamber or appoints a presiding officer in his or her place, he or she decides the committee structure.

The majority and minority leaders, are elected by their respective party caucuses relative to their party's strength in the chamber. List of Kansas state legislatures Kansas House of Representatives Interactive Map of Kansas House and Senate Districts Search Kansas Legislators Past & Present

Rutger Jansen Bleecker

Rutger Jansen Bleecker or Rutger Bleecker was a colonial era merchant and political figure who served as Mayor of Albany, New York from 1726 to 1729. Bleecker was born in Albany in on May 13, 1675, he was the second son of Dutch born mayor Jan Jansen Bleecker and Grietje "Margaret" Rutse van Schoenderwoert. His siblings included Johannes Bleecker, Jr. Caajte Grietje Bleecker, who married Abraham Cuyler, a brother of Mayor Johannes Cuyler, Jannetje Janse Bleecker, who married Johannes Jacobse Glen, Margarita Bleecker, who married Hendrick Ten Eyck, Hendrick Bleecker and Rachael Bleecker, his maternal grandparents were Tryntje Jansen. Following after his father and older brother, Bleecker was a fur merchant. In 1725, he became Recorder of the City. In 1726, Bleecker was appointed Mayor on behalf of the English crown by Governor, William Burnet, succeeding Johannes Cuyler and commencing on November 8, 1726, he served until November 10, 1729v, when he was succeeded by Johannes de Peyster III. In 1701, he was elected to serve for one year as a member of the New York Provincial Assembly, until 1702.

In 1728, he was first appointed to the Commissioners of Indian Affairs, serving for a total of seventeen years with additional appointments in 1729, 1732, 1734, 1739, 1742, 1745. On May 26, 1712, Bleecker was married Catalina Schuyler, the widow of former mayor Johannes Abeel, with whom she had five children, she was the daughter of David Pieterse Schuyler and Catharina Verplanck, who both died during the Schenectady massacre of 1690, the sister of Albany mayors, David Davidse Schuyler and Myndert Schuyler. Together, they were the parents of four children, including: Johannes "John" Rutger Bleecker, who married Elizabeth Staats, daughter of Barent and Neetltje Gerritse Staats, in 1743. Margarita "Margaret" Bleecker, who married Edward Collins, son of Lt. John Collins and Margaret Ver Planck Collins, a widow of Jacobus "James" Ver Planck, in 1733. Jacobus "James" Bleecker, who married Abigail Lispenard, daughter of Anthony Lispenard and granddaughter of Antoine L'Espinard, in 1740. Myndert Bleecker.

Bleecker died in Albany on August 4, 1756. He was buried at the Dutch church in Albany. Through his son Jacobus, he was the grandfather of Anthony Lispenard Bleecker, the prominent banker and auctioneer for whom Bleecker Street in lower Manhattan is named; the town of Bleecker, New York was named in honor of his grandson through his son John Barent Bleecker. Rutger Janse Bleecker biography at the New York State Museum

Cheryl Toussaint

Cheryl Renee Toussaint is an American athlete who competed in the 800 metres. She grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, where she attended Erasmus Hall High School, setting the indoor record in the 600-yard run in 1970, the same year she graduated from high school, she competed for the United States at the 1972 Summer Olympics held in Munich where she won the silver medal in the women's 4 x 400 metres relay with her team mates Mable Fergerson, Madeline Manning and 400 m bronze medalists Kathy Hammond. In 1987, Toussaint founded a company designing custom Team track Apparel. Working with GK Elite Sportswear, Toussaint has developed a line of track and field uniforms that can be custom designed online. in 2015, Cheryl became the Meet Director for the Colgate Women's Games, the nation's largest track and field series for women. Evans, Hilary. "Cheryl Toussaint". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2015-11-22. Tousse Running Apparel

Nakajima–Zwanzig equation

The Nakajima–Zwanzig equation is an integral equation describing the time evolution of the "relevant" part of a quantum-mechanical system. It is formulated in the density matrix formalism and can be regarded a generalization of the master equation; the equation belongs to the Mori–Zwanzig theory within the statistical mechanics of irreversible processes. By means of a projection operator the dynamics is split into a slow, collective part and a fluctuating irrelevant part; the goal is to develop dynamical equations for the collective part. The starting point is the quantum mechanical Liouville equation ∂ t ρ = i ℏ = L ρ, where the Liouville operator L is defined as L A = i ℏ; the density operator ρ is split by means of a projection operator P into two parts ρ = ρ, where Q ≡ 1 − P. The projection operator P projects onto the aforementioned relevant part, for which an equation of motion is to be derived; the Liouville – von Neumann equation can thus be represented as ∂ t ρ = L ρ + L ρ. The second line is formally solved as Q ρ = e Q L t Q ρ + ∫ 0 t d t ′ e Q L t ′ Q L P ρ.

By plugging the solution into the first equation, we obtain the Nakajima–Zwanzig equation: ∂ t P ρ = P L P ρ + P L e Q L t Q ρ ⏟ = 0 + P L ∫ 0 t d t ′ e Q L t ′ Q L P ρ. Under the assumption that the inhomogeneous term vanishes and using K ≡ P L e Q L t Q L P, P ρ ≡ ρ r e l, as well as P 2 = P, we obtain the final form ∂ t ρ r e l = P L ρ r e l + ∫ 0 t d t ′ K ρ r e l. {\displaystyle \partial __=L{

History of Hartford City, Indiana

Hartford City, began in the late 1830s as a few log cabins clustered near a creek. The community became the county seat of Blackford County. Located in the north east-central portion of the state, the small farming community experienced a 15-year "boom" beginning in the late 1880s caused by the discovery of natural gas; the Indiana Gas Boom caused the community to transition from an agricultural economy to one that included manufacturing. During the 1890s, Hartford City was the home of the nation's largest window glass company and the nation's largest producer of lantern globes; the phenomenal growth ended after the boom, but the city was able to retain much of its workforce, as some of the glass factories and paper mills continued operations within the city. Jobs relating to the new automobile industry became available in nearby cities. In the first half of the 20th century, Hartford City was able to attract several new manufacturers that became cornerstones for employment within the town, including Overhead Door and 3M.

However, as the fortunes of the auto industry have declined in recent decades, so have the fortunes of Hartford City. As a reminder of the Gas Boom, the National Park Service of the United States Department of the Interior added the Hartford City Courthouse Square Historic District to the National Register of Historic Places on June 21, 2006—meaning the buildings and objects that contribute to the continuity of the district are worthy of preservation because of their historical and architectural significance. Individual buildings in Hartford City recognized by the National Register of Historic Places include the Blackford County Courthouse and the First Presbyterian Church. In the early 19th century, much of what would become the state of Indiana was still frequented by native Indian tribes. At least three tribes are certain to have visited the future Hartford City area during the 40 years before the town was settled, although there were no known permanent settlements in the immediate area.

The three tribes are the Miami and Potawatomi. A fourth tribe, the Kickapoo, may have lived in the area before the 19th Century, Hartford City has a Kickapoo Street named in that tribe's honor. In the early 19th century, a settlement of the Munsee clan of the Delaware Indians was located about 19 miles south of the future Hartford City along the White River; the future county to the south of Blackford County, Delaware County, was named after the Delaware Indians that lived there, the city of Muncie derived its name from the Munsee clan. The Miami tribe was the most powerful group of Indians in the region around the future Hartford City. Little Turtle was the last great Miami warrior, dying in 1812. Francois Godfroy was one of the leaders of the area Miami Indians in the east central Indiana region after Indiana became a state, he maintained a residence in what became northern Blackford County; the Miami and Delaware Indians are credited as being the first settlers of the Blackford County area, living about 9 miles from the future Hartford City on the Godfroy Reserve after an 1818 treaty.

The site is located in Blackford County's Harrison Township. Although the Godfroy Reserve was allotted to Miami Indian Chief Francois Godfroy, Delaware Indians were allowed to stay at the Reserve. Members of the Potawatomi tribe may have strayed into the area during the early 19th century, but they were supposed to stay north of the Wabash River, about 30 miles north of present-day Hartford City. Around 1830, members of the Potawatomi tribe began visiting the area south of the Wabash River a bit too and were fought by Miami warriers in what is now Upland, Indiana –, about 8 miles from Hartford City; this fight, with knives and clubs as the main weapons, had no fatalities, the result was the Potawatomi tribesmen returning to their lands north of the Wabash River. The Indiana Territory was created in 1800, a portion of that territory was used to grant Indiana statehood in 1816. In 1831, Benjamin Reasoner was the first known non-native to visit what would become Blackford County, he returned to the area in 1832 with his wife Mary and five of their children, settling in what would become Blackford County's Licking Township.

Peter Reasoner's third child, a daughter named Mary, was the first non-native born in the county. Settlers began arriving in the future Blackford County shortly after the Reasoners during the 1830s. Other early settlers in the future Licking Township included Andrew Boggs, John Grimes and Joseph Atkinson, Jacob Slater, Robert Stewart. John Grimes built the county's first water-powered grist mill on Big Lick Creek. Jay County was created in 1835, a portion of that county was split away to form Blackford County. Although Blackford County was created by the State Legislature in 1837, the county was not organized until 1839; the county is named after Judge Isaac Newton Blackford, a state Supreme Court judge from 1817 until 1855. Blackford County now consists of four townships, Hartford City is located in Licking Township; as the county became organized and more settlers began arriving, the Godfroy Reservation tribe became more annoyed with the "white man", moved west around 1839. Hartford City was named Hartford.

The site for the Blackford County seat was designated as Hartford in 1837, before the community had an official name and before the county was organized. The citizens of nearby Montpelier objected to this designation, but efforts to change the county seat were unsuccessful. Although the Montpelier comm

Leyla Lydia Tuğutlu

Leyla Lydia Tuğutlu is a Turkish-German actress and beauty pageant titleholder, crowned Miss Turkey 2008. She represented Turkey at the Miss World 2008 pageant. Leyla Lydia Tuğutlu was born in Berlin in 1989, she is daughter of a Turkish father and of a German mother. After primary school, she took violin lessons in Turkey's Conservatory. During this period she worked in a model agency. Tuğutlu left the conservatory for the modeling. At the same period she was studying German Literature at Istanbul University, she speaks Turkish and German. She played the youngest sister of Kenan Imirzalioglu in the Karadayi series. Leyla Lydia Tuğutlu won the title of Miss Turkey 2008. In December 2008 she attended the Miss World competition, held in Johannesburg, South Africa where she represented Turkey, she won the title Best Promising in Best Model of Turkey pageant in 2005. She appeared in Miss Tourism Queen International in China in 2006 and won International princess regards. In 2007, she won the TV Fashion Oscar as "The most promising model"