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Kenosha County, Wisconsin

Kenosha County is a county in the southeastern corner of the U. S. state of Wisconsin. Its population in 2018 was estimated to be 169,290, making it the eighth most populous county in Wisconsin; the county is named after the county seat, the fourth largest city in Wisconsin. Kenosha County is part of IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area, it is on the west shore of Lake Michigan. The county has traditionally attracted newcomers from suburban Chicago, in March 2008 the demographers of the Wisconsin Department of Administration reported that Kenosha County's improvements in roads, business's need for personnel, quality-of-life factors had contributed to a decades-long influx of Illinois transplants, along with the direct rail link to Chicago via Metra's Union Pacific / North Line; the Potowatomi inhabited the area that would become Kenosha County for centuries prior to the acquisition of the area in 1833. The city of Kenosha was founded in 1835, Kenosha County was formed from Racine County in 1850.

Its location led to development and factories being built in the 19th century. Manufacturing continued to be a key component of the economy into the 20th century. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 754 square miles, of which 272 square miles is land and 482 square miles is water. Although the county contains area from Lake Michigan, it is the fourth-smallest county in Wisconsin by land area. Kenosha Regional Airport serves surrounding communities. Racine County Allegan County, Michigan Lake County, Illinois McHenry County, Illinois Walworth County As of the census of 2000, there were 149,577 people, 56,057 households, 38,455 families residing in the county; the population density was 548 people per square mile. There were 59,989 housing units at an average density of 220 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 88.38% White, 5.08% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.92% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.29% from other races, 1.91% from two or more races.

7.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.8 % were of 7.6 % Polish and 7.5 % English ancestry. There were 56,057 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.70% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.40% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.13. In the county, the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 31.30% from 25 to 44, 20.70% from 45 to 64, 11.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.30 males. In 2017, there were 1,873 births, giving a general fertility rate of 55.7 births per 1000 women aged 15–44, the 13th lowest rate out of all 72 Wisconsin counties.

The county legislature is known as the Board of Supervisors. It consists of each elected from single-member districts; the county executive is elected in nonpartisan vote. The county executive is James Kreuser; the district attorney, treasurer and register of deeds are elected in fall countywide, partisan elections held in presidential years, while the sheriff and clerk of circuit court are elected in fall countywide, partisan elections held in gubernatorial years. In presidential elections, Kenosha County has voted Democratic for most of the past century. In 2016, Donald Trump became the first Republican presidential candidate in 44 years to win the county. Kenosha Bristol Genoa City Paddock Lake Pleasant Prairie Salem Lakes Somers Twin Lakes Brighton Paris Randall Somers Wheatland Camp Lake Lily Lake Powers Lake Wilmot Aurora National Register of Historic Places listings in Kenosha County, Wisconsin Forstall, Richard L.. Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990: from the twenty-one decennial censuses.

United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0-934213-48-8. CS1 maint: extra text: authors list Kenosha County government website Kenosha County map from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Criminal sentencing in Canada

In Canada, the criminal law is governed by the Criminal Code, a federal statute. The Criminal Code includes the powers in relation to criminal sentences. A judge sentences a person. After a determination is made about the facts being relied on for sentencing, hearing from both the Crown and the defence about what the appropriate sentence should be, the judge must pick from a number of different sentencing options found in the Criminal Code, based on a number of factors; some offences have a minimum sentence, there may be a maximum sentence depending on the nature of the offence. The maximum determinate sentence is a life sentence with a 25-year parole ineligibility period. For offences committed prior to December 2, 2011 all life sentences and related parole ineligibility periods are served concurrently. In cases of multiple murder, where the offence occurred after December 2, 2011, a court may, after considering any jury recommendation, order consecutive parole ineligibility periods for each murder.

There are options for an indeterminate sentence. There is no death penalty in Canada, but life imprisonment is the most severe punishment to be imposed in the country; when a person is found guilty of a crime, a finding has been made that all essential elements of the offence have been met. However, there may be facts that did not have to be determined for the defendant's guilt to be decided. If the guilty verdict was determined by a jury, the judge may have to determine what facts the jury relied on to reach their verdict; when the additional facts are in dispute, the party relying on the fact has the burden to prove it. The general standard of proof at a sentencing hearing is a "balance of probabilities". If the Crown, however, is relying on an aggravating fact or a prior conviction, the burden of proof is "beyond a reasonable doubt". There are a number of exceptions to the normal rules of evidence. For example, the judge may permit hearsay evidence. A probation officer can interview the defendant and other people associated with the defendant and file a report.

A victim impact statement may be filed with the court. The defendant is given an opportunity to speak to the court. Either the Crown or the accused may appeal against a sentence. An appellant must demonstrate that either the sentence imposed was "demonstrably unfit" or the court "erred in principle", for example by placing undue emphasis on a particular sentence principle. Except for an appeal against a finding that the accused is a dangerous or long-term offender, the court upon allowing an appeal must determine a fit sentence and may not remit the matter back to the court of first instance; the court of appeal considers the sentence anew and the sentence may be more or less severe than the sentence imposed, regardless of who appealed. Given the high stakes for both the accused and the safety of the public, fresh evidence of post-sentence conduct is admitted. Where the appellant was granted bail pending appeal and has presented fresh evidence indicating that reincarceration would be unduly harsh, the court of appeal may reduce a sentence despite the absence of a reviewable error.

Where the Crown appeals against the sentence and the court of appeal determines that a longer period of incarceration is warranted, the court will stay the order if the accused has been out of custody for a lengthy period of time or has complied with the terms of a non-carceral sentence. The court of appeal will only order the reincarceration of the accused in cases where the facts support it or where the additional period of incarceration is substantial. Accused persons will be given credit for complying with the terms of a non-carceral sentence. Under the Criminal Code and the Youth Criminal Justice Act the original sentencing judge retains jurisdiction to vary a sentence imposed under a limited number of circumstances. A probation order can be varied at the request of probation officer or the prosecution. Under s. 732.2 of the Criminal Code a court that sentenced the accused may modify the conditions, relieve compliance of a condition or decrease the duration of the probation order. The length of probation can not be increased.

There is no case law on the constitutionality of variations rendering the probation order more onerous, such as adding terms and conditions. Conditional sentences may be varied in a similar matter. Where the court imposes a driving prohibition over 5 years, the Parole Board of Canada may decrease the period of prohibition after 5 years where the court-imposed prohibition is less than life or after 10 years where the court imposed prohibition was life. Where the court imposes a fine and specifies a required time period to pay the fine, the accused may apply to the court for an extension of the period to pay a fine. Courts will only grant the variation, however, if the accused has made a reasonable attempt to pay the fine or has a reasonable excuse for failure to do so. Section 718 of the Criminal Code sets out the purposes of sentencing: Denunciation Deterrence Separation of offenders Rehabilitation Reparation Promotion of

Bush Hill Park railway station

Bush Hill Park is a London Overground station on the Enfield Town branch of the Lea Valley lines, serving the neighbourhood of Bush Hill Park in the London Borough of Enfield, north London. It is 9 miles 69 chains down the line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Edmonton Green and Enfield Town, the terminus, its three-letter station code is BHK and it is in Travelcard zone 5. In 2015 the line and Bush Hill Park transferred from Abellio Greater Anglia operation to become part of the London Overground network, it was added to the Tube map; the station was opened by the Great Eastern Railway in 1880 following housing development plans arranged by the North London Estates Company. Development in the area expanded; the typical off-peak service is two trains per hour to Enfield Town and two trains per hour to London Liverpool Street. During morning and evening peak times, service frequency is increased to four trains per hour in each direction. On Tottenham Hotspur football match-days, additional trains run, but not all of them continue to Liverpool Street, with some starting/terminating at White Hart Lane or Seven Sisters.

London Buses routes 192 and 377 run from just outside the station, with routes 231 and 217 stopping a short walk away on the Great Cambridge Road. Media related to Bush Hill Park railway station at Wikimedia Commons


Pusztaszemes is a village in Somogy County, Hungary. It is known for being the birthplace of János Krezinger; the name of Pusztaszemes originates from the words szem and puszta because this area depopulated during the Turkish occupation. It is possible that the village got its name after its first owner, a man called Szemes, it lies on the Outer Somogy Hill Range, 10 km south of Balatonföldvár, in the southern end of the Kőröshegy-Pusztaszemes Valley. The Brook Séd and Brook Jaba have their sources there; the first flows to the North in the Lake Balaton, the second to the South in the River Koppány. Pusztaszemes was first mentioned in 1229 as Scernes. I appears in the papal tithe register between 1332 and 1337. In 1536 it was written as Waralyazemes. Ottoman Porte's tax register mentioned it later it became uninhabited. After the Siege of Buda the Hungarian nobility invited Christian settlers to Hungary; until 1778 several German families arrived to Pusztaszemes. The landowner was the Széchényi family.

According to the 1853 census the village had 340 residents of which 258 were Germans and 82 Hungarians. Its Roman Catholic church was dedicated to Saint Wendelin. Roman Catholic Church - built in 1860 and dedicated to Saint Wendelin monument for the heroes of the First and the Second World War traditional houses house of János Krezinger, father of János Kádár - at the edge of the village next to the forest Street map

Bahiga Hafez

Bahiga Hafez was an Egyptian screenwriter, director, editor and actress. Bahiga Hafez was born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt to an aristocratic family with ties to monarchy. Hafez began studying music in Cairo and went on to study musical composition in Paris, studying piano at the conservatory. Hafez could speak French and other languages. Hafez was a Pacha heiress. After returning to Egypt, she lived in Cairo. Upon her return to Egypt, Hafez released an album entitled Bahiga that played on the radio broadcast of the time. In 1930, she starred in the film Zeinab; this caused her family to disinherit her, since working in cinema was seen as shameful at the time for someone of her social status. Hafez is cited as being one of the pioneering women in Egyptian cinema, she started her career in film as an actress, starring in the silent film Zeinab, directed by Mohamed Karim, which she composed the score for. Karim had been search for a feminine face for the title role, after meeting Hafez at a party, offered her the role.

The film itself was quite popular. Her involvement in this project sparked her interest in working in film. Hafez founded the company Fanar Films in 1932. With Fanar Films, Hafez co-directed the film al-Dahaya, called "The Victims" in English, in which she played a major role, she was the costume designer and editor for the film. She remade the film 3 years with sound. Hafez's first solo directed film was Laila bint al-sahara,1937, but was not released until 1944 with a new title, Layla al-Badawiyya. Hafez worked as director, producer, co-screenwriter and lead actress; the film was to be premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 1938 but was banned from playing in Egypt due to its negative depictions of Persians Persian royalty. The film wasn't successful. After not working in film for quite some time, Hafez was asked by director Salah Abou Seif to star as one of the Princesses in his film el Qâhirah talâtîn; this marked Hafez's return to cinema, but her last appearance. Much of her work as a filmmaker has been lost and only the mentions of her work remains.

A copy of her film al-Dahaya was found in 1995

Valdo Spini

Valdo Spini is an Italian politician and author. A long-time member of the Italian Socialist Party, in 1994 he founded the Labour Federation, of which he was leader until 1998, when FL merged into the Democrats of the Left party, he has since been a leading member of the Socialist faction within the DS.. He was elected to the Italian Chamber of Deputies in 1979, re-elected seven times, remaining in office as an MP until 2008. From 1981 to 1984 he was national Vice-Secretary of the PSI, he joined the Cabinet of Prime Minister Giuliano Amato in 1993-94 as Minister of the Environment. He was Undersecretary of State for Interior Affairs and Foreign Affairs, he served as Chairman of the Defense Committee of the Chamber of Deputies from 1996 to 2001. He was elected member in 2009 of the Town Council of Florence, where he serves as President of the Institutional Affairs Committee, is the leader of his own "SpiniperFirenze", an independent civic movement, he has been editor of the "Quaderni del Circolo Rosselli", a political culture magazine published by the "Circolo Rosselli" Foundation, a Florence-based think-tank, of which he is President.

He is now President of the Coordination of Italian Cultural Reviews. His last book is "Vent'anni dopo la Bolognina", 2010. Valdo Spini is a Waldensian, the son of Giorgio Spini, a prominent Italian historian who died in 2006