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Keturah

Keturah was a concubine and wife of the Biblical patriarch Abraham. According to the Book of Genesis, Abraham married Keturah after the death of Sarah. Abraham and Keturah had six sons. One modern commentator on the Hebrew Bible has called Keturah "the most ignored significant person in the Torah"; the medieval Jewish commentator Rashi, some previous rabbinical commentators, related a traditional belief that Keturah was the same person as Hagar, although this idea cannot be found in the biblical text. The biblical traditions concerning Abraham and related characters are regarded as non-historical by scholars. Keturah is mentioned in two passages of the Hebrew Bible: in the Book of Genesis, in the First Book of Chronicles. Additionally, she is mentioned in Antiquities of the Jews by the 1st-century Romano-Jewish historian Josephus, in the Talmud, the Midrash, the Targum on the Torah, the Genesis Rabbah, various other writings of Jewish theologians and philosophers. Louis Feldman has said "Josephus records evidence of the non-prolific non-Jewish polymath Alexander Polyhistor, who, in turn, cites the historian Cleodemus Malchus, who states that two of the sons of Abraham by Keturah joined Heracles' campaign in Africa, that Heracles, without doubt the greatest Greek hero of them all, married the daughter of one of them."

Keturah is referred to in Genesis as "another wife" of Abraham. In First Chronicles, she is called Abraham's "concubine". There is disagreement amongst Jewish scholars as to whether Keturah was, or was not, the same person as Hagar —a handmaid of Abraham's wife Sarah, Abraham's concubine —who, together with her son Ishmael, was sent away by Abraham at the insistence of Sarah; the discussion of Genesis 25:1–6 in the Genesis Rabbah includes statements by Rabbi Judah the Prince arguing that Hagar returned to Abraham and was renamed Keturah. Her new name is said to refer to the pleasant aroma of incense—symbolic of her having turned from misdeeds committed during her time away from Abraham. Since Keturah is referred to in First Chronicles as Abraham's concubine, some scholars concluded that this was why Keturah was identified with Hagar in the Midrash and the Palestinian Targumim. An alternative interpretation of the name Keturah is cited in the Genesis Rabbah to suggest that Hagar did not have sexual relations with anyone else from the time she left Abraham until her return.

The theory that Keturah was Hagar was supported by the 11th-century scholar Rashi. Biblical scholar Richard Elliott Friedman dismisses the identification of Keturah with Hagar as "an old rabbinic idea" for which "there is no basis... in the text", notes that the idea was rejected by traditional commentators such as Ibn Ezra and Rashbam. The Book of Jubilees supports the conclusion that Keturah and Hagar were two different people, by stating that Abraham waited until after Hagar's death before marrying Keturah. Keturah bore Abraham six sons: Zimran, Medan, Midian and Shuah. Genesis and First Chronicles list seven of her grandsons. Keturah's sons were said to have represented the Arab tribes who lived east of Israel. According to the African writer Olaudah Equiano, the 18th-century English theologian John Gill believed the African people were descended from Abraham and Keturah. According to the Bahá'í author John Able, Bahá'ís consider their founder, Bahá'u'lláh, to have been "descended doubly, from both Abraham and Sarah, separately from Abraham and Keturah."

Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy for Young Men

Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy for Young Men Young Men's College Preparatory Academy at E. O. Smith, is a university preparatory secondary school for boys in the Fifth Ward, Texas, it is a part of the Houston Independent School District. It is named after Mickey Leland; the school opened in August, 2011 for the 6th and 9th grades, will become a middle and high school. It first opened in the E. O. Smith Education Center campus in the Fifth Ward; the district modeled the school off of the Chicago Urban Prep Academy in Chicago. The school has admission requirements, it moved to the former Crawford Elementary School, in both the Fifth Ward and in Northside. Some Fifth Ward community members expressed disappointment that the previous E. O. Smith students would be displaced by the opening of the new magnet school; the HISD board approved the renaming of the school to Leland College Preparatory Academy in 2014. HISD plans to build the permanent Leland school on the site of the former Carter Career Center, which once served as Wheatley High School and E.

O. Smith; the new building will look similar to the original one. Young Women's College Preparatory Academy Young Men's College Preparatory Academy Young Men's College Preparatory Academy at Houston ISD Delony, Doug. "HISD Board Approves All-Boys College Prep Academy". KRIV. Thursday December 9, 2010. "Board Approves Creation of All-Boys College Preparatory Academy." Houston ISD. December 10, 2010

1979 Seville City Council election

The 1979 Seville City Council election the 1979 Seville municipal election, was held on Tuesday, 3 April 1979, to elect the 1st City Council of the municipality of Seville. All 31 seats in the City Council were up for election; the election was held with local elections all throughout Spain. The City Council of Seville was the top-tier administrative and governing body of the municipality of Seville, composed of the mayor, the government council and the elected plenary assembly. Voting for the local assembly was on the basis of universal suffrage, which comprised all nationals over eighteen, registered in the municipality of Seville and in full enjoyment of their civil and political rights. Local councillors were elected using the D'Hondt method and a closed list proportional representation, with a threshold of 5 percent of valid votes—which included blank ballots—being applied. Parties not reaching the threshold were not taken into consideration for seat distribution. Councillors were allocated to municipal councils based on the following scale: The mayor was indirectly elected by the plenary assembly.

A legal clause required that mayoral candidates earned the vote of an absolute majority of councillors, or else the candidate of the most-voted party in the assembly was to be automatically appointed to the post. In case of a tie, the eldest would be elected; the electoral law provided that parties, federations and groupings of electors were allowed to present lists of candidates. However, groupings of electors were required to secure the signature of at least 0.1 percent of the electors registered in the municipality for which they sought election—needing to secure, in any case, the signature of 500 electors—. Electors were barred from signing for more than one list of candidates. Concurrently and federations intending to enter in coalition to take part jointly at an election were required to inform the relevant Electoral Commission within ten days of the election being called

Golden Valley County, North Dakota

Golden Valley County is a county in the U. S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 1,680, making it the fourth-least populous county in North Dakota; the county seat is Beach. The county should not be confused with the city of Golden Valley, located in Mercer County. In the general election held November 8, 1910, the voters of Billings County chose to separate the western portion of Billings and form a new county; this result was challenged in court. Golden Valley was called'Rattlesnake Flats' by early settlers, due to the large number of the snakes found in the area; the region was dubbed Golden Valley in 1902 after a group of land surveyors noticed that the sunlight gave the surrounding grasses a distinct golden color. The vote in 1910 to create Golden Valley County was 837 for and 756 against. Shortly after the vote was certified, suit was filed against the Billings County Commission to overturn the result; the plaintiffs alleged that the certification of election was improper, that certain pre-marked "unofficial" ballots printed by supporters of the new county were cast in place of official ballots, should be voided.

The trial court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs. The county appealed to the North Dakota Supreme Court, which upheld the county's certification of the election; the court ruled the pre-marked ballots were invalid, but that the number of invalid votes was not sufficient to overturn the election results. The court's decision upholding the new county was made on September 19, 1912, Golden Valley was formally organized on November 13, 1912. Golden Valley County lies on the west line of North Dakota, its west boundary line abuts the east boundary line of the state of Montana. Beaver Creek flows east-northeastward through the upper portion of the county, Little Missouri River flows northeastward through the SE corner of the county, with gullies flowing southeastward draining the lower county into the Little Mo River; the county terrain consists of semi-arid hills, dedicated to agriculture in the level areas. The county is small but it is unique; the terrain slopes to the east and north, with its highest point on hills at the SW corner at 3,251' ASL.

The county has a total area of 1,002 square miles, of which 1,001 square miles is land and 1.6 square miles is water. Interstate 94 North Dakota Highway 16 Little Missouri National Grassland Bosserman Lake Camels Hump Lake Odland Dam As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 1,924 people, 761 households, 506 families in the county; the population density was 1.92 people per square mile. There were 973 housing units at an average density of 0.97 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 97.77% White, 0.73% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.31% from other races, 1.09% from two or more races. 1.04 % of the population is Latino of any race. 49.4 % were of 13.7 % Norwegian and 5.6 % Polish ancestry. There were 761 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 4.90% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.40% were non-families. 31.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.80% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.01. The county population contained 28.30% under the age of 18, 5.10% from 18 to 24, 22.20% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, 21.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.10 males. The median income for a household in the county was $29,967, the median income for a family was $37,105. Males had a median income of $25,478 versus $18,000 for females; the per capita income for the county was $14,173. About 10.80% of families and 15.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.40% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 census, there were 1,680 people, 774 households, 429 families in the county; the population density was 1.7 inhabitants per square mile. There were 967 housing units at an average density of 1.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 97.4% white, 0.6% American Indian, 0.6% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.1% Asian, 0.5% from other races, 0.8% from two or more races.

Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.1% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 69.0% were German, 14.7% were Norwegian, 10.7% were Polish, 7.9% were Irish, 7.5% were English, 2.5% were American. Of the 774 households, 22.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 44.6% were non-families, 39.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.85. The median age was 45.9 years. The median income for a household in the county was $33,333 and the median income for a family was $47,500. Males had a median income of $32,875 versus $26,750 for females; the per capita income for the county was $21,899. About 8.9% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.7% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over. Beach Golva Sentinel Butte Elmwood Golden Valley County voters have been reliably Republican for decades.

In no national election since 1936 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate (as of

1935–36 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

The 1935–36 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented the University of Illinois. The 1935–36 season would turn out to be Craig Ruby's 14th and final year of coaching at the University of Illinois, it would turn out to be Ruby's final head coaching job anywhere as he would leave to pursue a career with Hallmark Greeting Cards. Ruby's tenure at Illinois ranks 3rd behind Harry Combes, his 148 wins ranks 5th behind Henson Combes and Bruce Weber and Doug Mills. Along with future head coach Harry Combes, the Illini returned 10 lettermen from a team that had finished in first place in the Big Ten the year before. For the Illini, they lost 3 conference games at home and finished with a record of 7 wins and 5 losses; the team finished. The starting lineup included captain Howard Braun and Wilbur Henry at guard, Harry Combes, Harold Benham and James Vopicka at forward, with Robert Riegel at the center position. Source Bold Italic connotes conference game Source

Gold River, British Columbia

Gold River is a village municipality located close to the geographic centre of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. In terms of the Island's human geography it is considered to be part of the "North Island" though it technically is on the Island's west coast. Taking advantage of its deep water and abundant forests, Gold River developed in 1967 as a prototypical logging and pulp and paper industry community. Gold River sprang into prosperity and established excellent community facilities; when shifting world markets brought the mill closure in 1998, many of Gold River's inhabitants were forced to relocate. Since the village has attempted to capitalize on its idealistic setting among picturesque mountains, rivers and forests to develop tourism and sport fishing as its main economic supports. Gold River serves as a base for such famous activities as the Nootka Island trek, hiking the Elk Lake trail and mountain climbing Golden Hinde, Crest Creek climbing crags, MV Uchuck III, the Great Walk.

Gold River serves as a historic point, being the closest village to the famous Yuquot, or "Friendly Cove", where British explorer Captain James Cook first set ashore. There Cook met the Mowachaht native band's Chief Maquinna. In 2001, a two-year-old male orca named Luna, was seen in Nootka Sound alone as far inland as the marina at Gold River. Presumed to be an orphan separated from his pod, Luna became a local and international celebrity by his playful and curious behavior with lumber tugboats and recreational watercraft on Nootka Sound, with people, including young children, on the Gold River dock; the popularity of Luna made Gold River an international attraction from early 2002 through March 2006 when Luna was killed in an accidental collision with a tugboat propeller. Gold River has a Marine west coast climate. With warm dry summers and mild rainy winters, during the winter constant Low Pressure Systems moving off of the Pacific Ocean causes winter to be the wettest season. Most precipitation falls as rain year round but snow is not uncommon in the winter months averaging 118 cm but does not stay long.

Summers are warm with an average summer temperate of 17.6 °C in July. The summer months are the driest of the year with only 55.4 mm of rain in July compared to 481.9 mm in November. The average rain fall all year is 2,846.7 mm making the west coast of Vancouver Island the wettest place in Canada. The record high recorded for the village was 41.5 °C recorded on July 28, 2009. The record low was −19 °C recorded on January 28, 1980. Village of Gold River official website "Gold River". BC Geographical Names. Highway to Gold River BC